This is it. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. For the past week you’ve done nothing but work, typing away in your cubicle, secluded from the world while the rest of us had an amazing time laughing at hilarious videos and enjoying everything else the internet has to offer. Well, now it’s your time. These are 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web just giving you a glimpse of everything you’ve missed out on. And seriously…it was a lot. The new Deadpool movie, a recent finding about the benefits of tea, and of course, the most recent news out of the White House. But enough with this petty banter. This is Link25 (297) – The US – North Korean Summit Cancellation Edition.
The first housing for homeless youth opens in downtown Minneapolis
Kofi isn’t his real name, but it’s the name he asked to use for this story for both safety and privacy. He’s been through enough already.
Before things took a turn in Kofi’s life, he’d been studying at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, with a 15-credit workload. He also had a job at Walmart. He was trying to balance his time and his money among school, work, and rent. Then he found himself in “a really tough spot” and ended (click the image for the full story)
Is anyone else jealous of the dog?
'Deadpool 2' Knocks 'Infinity War' Off Top Spot With $125m Opening
Deadpool 2 has smashed all expectations with its huge opening – and given that all expectations were pretty bloody high in the first place, this means it did VERY WELL.
Having taken an estimated $125 million (£92,791,875) over the course of its opening weekend, the movie not only knocked Avengers: Inifinity War from its top spot, but also broke the record for the highest-grossing opening day for an R-rated movie, raking in $53.3m (£39.5m) on Friday.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film also took (click the image for the full story)
Babies vs. Grass
Scientists Accidentally Discover Tea Leaf Nanoparticles Kill Lung Cancer Cells
Scientists from India and Swansea University in the UK have recently discovered that nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit and destroy lung cancer cells.
Although still very early days, the finding – just like many of the best scientific discoveries – was stumbled upon by accident.
The discovery is all down to weird but wonderful little things known as quantum dots, a type of nanoparticle that is just 4,000th the thickness of a human hair. They are so unimaginably small that they were able to penetrate into the nanopores of cancer cells and blast them with a cytotoxic effect, thereby killing (click the image for the full story)
The World's Next Great Rock Climber is Only 4 Years Old
She's been climbing before she could even fully walk.
Posted by BestProducts.com on Thursday, May 17, 2018
Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States
In an unexpected televised address on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth II offered to restore British rule over the United States of America.
Addressing the American people from her office in Buckingham Palace, the Queen said that she was making the offer “in recognition of the desperate situation you now find yourselves in.”
“This two-hundred-and-forty-year experiment in self-rule began with the best of intentions, but I think we can all agree (click the image for the full satirical story)
Would you dare? (Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway)
POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE AND THE TROUBLE WITH HEIRS
Napoleon was a lot of things, but modest wasn’t one of them. This is something no better proved than that time he responded to being declared Emperor of the French by planning an elaborate ceremony that would see him stroll around wearing an 80 pound (37 kg) cape… No, that isn’t a typo.
Although Napoleon was formally declared Emperor of the French by the Senate on May 18, 1804, his coronation wouldn’t actually take place until December of that year, which is kind of understandable when you realize just how impossibly (click the image for the full story)
International Balloon Convention - Who's down? *raises hand*
The Internet Thinks 'Infinity War' Copied 'Harry Potter,' And They're Not Happy
It’s been nearly a week, and I still can’t stop thinking about Avengers: Infinity War.
Aside from a few minor issues — erm, thought Thor didn’t need a weapon, but OK — I absolutely loved the action-crammed adventure.
Speaking of adventures, I also consider myself to be a Harry Potter fan, which is why I’m especially disappointed to see the two fandoms being pinned against each other.
Warning: Spoilers Ahead!
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Trump Cancels Summit With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un
President Trump has called off a highly anticipated June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long planned meeting,” Trump wrote in a letter to Kim.
Trump’s decision comes hours after North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, in remarks carried on the country’s official KCNA news service, said it would not “beg the U.S. for dialogue” and warned that it could (Click the image for the full story)
It makes you think...
We spend 90% of our lives indoors. We have become the indoor generation and it's affecting our health and well-being.
Posted by ATTN: on Friday, May 18, 2018
Trump Pardons Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Boxing Champion
President Trump on Thursday pardoned Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, who was convicted in 1913 of transporting a white woman across state lines.
Mr. Trump signed the pardon for Johnson during an Oval Office ceremony, sitting at the Resolute Desk and flanked by Sylvester Stallone, Lennox Lewis and other fighters.
The president called Johnson “a truly great fighter, had a tough life,” but served 10 months in federal prison “for what many view as a racially-motivated injustice.” Mr. Trump said the conviction took place during (click the image for the full story)