We know you’ve been waiting all week. The anticipation has been building. Well, finally the moment is here. It’s 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web conveniently stacked in one post so you can waste your time more efficiently! This week’s Link25 features everything from Burger King’s Whopper Neutrality to Nutella ‘riots’ in France. So get ready because this is Link25 (280) – The French Nutella Riots Edition.
Camels banned from Saudi beauty contest over Botox
Twelve prized camels have been disqualified from a beauty contest in Saudi Arabia after their owners tried to tweak their good looks with Botox.
Thousands of camels are paraded at the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival to be judged on their shapely lips and humps.
But judges stepped in when they discovered some owners (click on the image to read the full article).
Burger King | Whopper Neutrality
50 Cent: 'I Forgot' Taking 700 Bitcoins For 2014 Album; Stake Is Now Worth Millions
When 50 Cent agreed to accept bitcoin for purchases of his 2014 album, Animal Ambition, a unit of the cryptocurrency was already worth hundreds of dollars — but the value of those sales has since skyrocketed and the rapper’s bitcoin holding is now (click on the image to read the full article).
Pacific Rim Uprising - Official Trailer 2 [HD]
Scientists Edge Closer To A Blood Test To Detect Cancers
researchers say they have taken a step toward developing a blood test that would detect eight common cancers, possibly even before symptoms appear.
As they report Thursday in the journal Science, they’re hoping their idea would eventually lead to a $500 test that can screen for (click on the image to read the full article).
Scotland to ban electric shock dog collars
The use of electric shock collars on dogs is to be effectively banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed.
Ministers said in November that they would continue to allow the use of the training devices.
That was despite animal welfare (click on the image to read the full article).
Seven Seconds | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
SCOTTY SIRE - MISTER GLASSMAN (Official Lyric Video)
Researchers Explore Psychological Effects of Climate Change
Wildfires, extreme storms and major weather events can seem like a distant threat, but for those whose lives have been directly impacted by these events, the threat hits much closer to home.
As reports of such incidents continue to rise, researchers at the University of Arizona set out to learn more about how people’s perception of the threat of global climate change affects their mental health. They found that (click on the image to read the full article).
How do they train drug sniffing dogs?
Sniffer dogs are a key tool in the arsenal of law enforcement to do their jobs- trained to sniff out everything from drugs to fruit and boasting a reasonably good success rate (with one caveat that we’ll get too shortly). As it turns out, though, how these crime-fighting pooches are typically trained is a very simple (click on the image to read the full article).
Why Cities Exist
Cow escapes farm to go and live with herd of bison
A cow that escaped from her farm and went to live with a herd of bison is still with them three months on.
The young escapee trotted away last autumn and has reportedly been living with a herd of gigantic bison in Poland‘s Bialowieza Forest, near the border with Belarus.
Newly taken pictures and video showed the (click on the image to read the full article).
Nutella 'riots' spread across French supermarkets
A discount on Nutella has led to violent scenes in a chain of French supermarkets, as shoppers jostled to grab a bargain on the sweet spread.
Intermarché supermarkets offered a 70% discount on Nutella, bringing the price down from €4.50 (£3.90) to €1.40.
But police were called when (click on the image to read the full article).
Elton John announces final tour
(CNN)Sir Elton John is saying goodbye to life on the road.
The music icon announced at a press event on Wednesday that his next world tour will be his last. The three-year tour will start in September, John told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in a sit-down chat that was live-streamed around the world.
“I’ve been touring since (click on the image to read the full article).
In less than 3 months, a major international city will likely run out of water
(CNN)In Cape Town, South Africa, they’re calling it “Day Zero” — the day when the taps run dry.
City officials had recently said that day would come on April 22. This week, they moved up the date to April 12.
Cape Town is South Africa’s second-largest city and (click on the image to read the full article).
Suicide: Be Here Tomorrow.
Ancient jaw bone found in Israel shows modern humans left Africa 180,000 years ago
Modern humans were wandering out of Africa at least 180,000 years ago — some 60,000 years earlier than previously thought.
The new migration date comes after ancient stone tools and part of a fossilised Homo sapiens jaw bone with teeth were discovered in a cave in northern Israel. (Click on the image to read the full article).
The best tax software you can buy: TurboTax, H&R Block, and TaxAct
The old saying goes: Nothing is certain except for death and taxes. These days, you can add one more to the list. It’s certain that you’re going to be bombarded with advertisements for tax preparation software and services from New Year’s Day through April 15.
Tax prep software is a big business, and you may hesitate to pay for help with something you could do yourself for free with pencil and paper. But for a process that most people approach with (click on the image to read the full article).
The Dragon Ball Super TV Anime Is Ending This March [Update]
According to Japan’s Mantan Web, the Dragon Ball Super anime will end its television broadcast run this March.
Update January 19 – 4:45am: Japanese site Sanspo writes that Dragon Ball Super, the fifth anime in the series, is ending this March, adding that Fuji TV says a new production is currently TBA and that “it’s like not the series is finished.” It’s unclear if, in the Fuji TV quote, “series” refers only to Dragon Ball Super or (click on the image to read the full article).