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    Meet The Most Fertile Woman In Uganda With 38 Biological Children

    Her name is Mariam Nabatanzi. She is 37 years old and currently has 38 children all biologically hers. She was married off at the tender age of 13 and her first births were 4 pairs of twins. She did seek medical help since she thought her fertility might kill her however, she got no help.

    Mariam got pregnant again and this time she was blessed with quintuplets three times which led to her total kid count being, 8 +15 = 23. Afterwards came 3 sets of quadruplets, 12 + 23 = 35. This didn’t stop there, she got pregant multiple times with twins bringing her total count to 43. The gap between each set of birth is 1.8 years. However, she has lost some of her kids which brought down the number to 37. All her births have been natural and are believed to be from one man.

    Mariam’s husband vanished since he feared for the responsibility and burden of taking care of the many kids she had.



    She might wanna use some form of birth control in the future.

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    Republican Senators Have No Damn Idea Why They Want to Pass the AHCA

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    Vox recently interviewed eight different Republican senators about the Senate version of the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA), to ask them what problems the bill is meant to solve and how it will do so. Their answers are disturbingly vague, and it’s clear that none of these people know what policy they want to implement. They just want, in the words of Trump, “a win.”

    Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants to “lower health insurance premiums,” but wouldn’t clarify whether that meant some consumers (namely, those with preexisting conditions) would face higher costs. Rob Portman (R-OH) also wanted to address “the cost of health care,” but couldn’t explain how. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wanted to “give[] the health insurance companies certainty,” while Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) wanted to “stabilize the market, of the places that have no coverage for the individual market” – but neither could explain how the Senate bill would actually achieve that. Roger Wicker (R-MS) claims the bill will “encourage more freedom.”

    K, Rog.

    Honestly, though, John McCain’s response is the most chilling. He’s clearly viewing this as some sort of political gamesmanship, instead of the transformation of a huge portion of the U.S. economy and millions of people’s health care.

    Tara Golshan, Vox: Generally, what are the big problems this bill is trying to solve?

    John McCain: Almost all of them. They’re trying to get to 51 votes.

    Tara Golshan: Policy-wise. What are the problems [in the American health care system] this is trying to solve — and is the bill doing that right now?

    John McCain: Well, it’s whether you have full repeal, whether you have partial repeal, whether you have the basis of it. It’s spread all over.

    Tara Golshan: But based on the specifics of the bill you have heard so far, is it solving the problems [in the health care system]?

    John McCain: What I hear is that we have not reached consensus. That’s what everybody knows.

    Tara Golshan: Right, but outside of getting the votes. From what you hear of the actual legislation being written, is it solving the problems you see —

    John McCain: It’s not being written. Because there’s no consensus.

    If it’s even remotely like the House bill, this bill is going to kill people. Literally. Repeatedly. Systematically. That we know.

    Now, I find incompetence in public officials unnerving in any situation, but given the stakes here, this display is downright disturbing. With no goals for this bill, with no policies they’re passionate about or problems they want to solve, these senators are still willing to kill American citizens and destabilize the insurance market for nothing. For a cheap shot at Democrats. For a “win.”

    There are no words.

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    Looking for Short, Quality Sci-Fi Content? Oats Studios and Dust Are Here to Provide

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    Yesterday, an exciting sci-fi vehicle starring Sigourney Weaver and directed by District 9‘s Neill Blomkamp dropped. Only, it wasn’t in theaters. Hell, it wasn’t even via your usual VOD services. This film, Rakka, arrived thanks to Oats Studios, a new platform for “experimental short films” that releases its content on YouTube, Steam, and its own website.

    Rakka is just over 20 minutes long, and tells the story “of broken humanity following the invasion of a technologically superior alien species. Bleak harrowing and unrelenting, the humans we meet must find enough courage to go on fighting.”

    It’s really harrowing, and as this is billed as “Volume 1,” I’m curious as to whether or not there’s more to this story, or whether the other volumes we can expect are other, separate stories. There’s so much left hanging at the end of Rakka that I’d love to know more about, and it’s killing me! You can check out the full film here:

    It’s interesting to me that A-list talent like Weaver and Blomkamp are attempting to circumvent the studio system in this way, by working with a company like Oats Studios, who want to “receive funding sourced directly from our audience, as we establish a studio fueled by pure creativity and passion.” Interesting, but not surprising. There have been so many amazing projects that have been crowdfunded in recent years. I can see the appeal of going directly to the genre film-loving audience and gauging your project’s success yourself, as opposed to incorporating a gatekeeper into the mix.

    Or rather, creating your own gatekeeper. After all, Oats Studios has access to people like Weaver and Blomkamp, and are simply creating and funding the projects they decide are worthy.

    Want a wider variety of sci-fi content? Dust is the first multi-platform destination to experience stunning visions of the future from filmmakers of tomorrow.” They, too, are curators, but they provide a place to view the best sci-fi content from all over the web in one place. Take this 5-minute short film Falling Apart, for example:

    It’s hard to believe that this film was created by filmmaker TJ Hundtofte in 48 hours! According to the Dust website, Falling Apart was the “2nd place winner at the 2013 Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge. Written, shot, edited and scored in less than 48 hours.The filmmakers were given a random title (“FALLING APART”), a random line of dialogue (“Fame is fleeting, baby, but legends live forever”) and a random prop/action (A mug of steaming liquid – a character sniffs the hot liquid and pours it away), and then had 48 hours to write a script with those elements, shoot it, edit it, grade it, score it, sound design it, export it and deliver it in person at the London BFI.”

    With film technology and the Internet being more democratized than they ever have been, it allows for some pretty amazing work to get to sci-fi fans that might not be seen otherwise. If you dig that mission, and want to support the efforts of these platforms to provide this awesome content (which they’re doing for free!), you can check out and donate to both. Visit Oats Studios and Dust for more info, and more sweet, sweet genre goodness!

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    WATCH This Anti-Migrant Video Going Viral Across Europe

    After gaining millions of views in only a few days, YouTube removed the video from its site. The video shows what is really going on in Europe that the media intentionally ignores and that Americans really don’t know about.

    ‘With Open Gates: The forced collective suicide of European nations’, a slick, hard-hitting film about the European migrant crisis is going viral in Europe, already watched at least half a million times.

    Although the 19-minute film may feel like a dispatch from the future, it is cut entirely from recent news reports, police camera footage, and interviews. Kicking off with scenes of a modern car ferry disgorging thousands of illegals into Greece, the film then cuts to dozens of aerial shots of columns of migrants marching north into Europe.

    The film then changed to the harrowing testimony of one young Greek woman who was unable to hide her horror and despair at the scale of the migrant crisis sweeping over her home island of Lesbos. Just six miles from the Turkish coast, the island was subjected to migrant riots in September as newcomers turned on their hosts for not moving them to mainland Europe fast enough.

    The video is being rapidly shared on social media and online message boards and has been viewed at least half a million times, having been uploaded to platforms including YouTube and Facebook among others dozens of times.

    Liberals don’t understand the long-term consequences of bringing in these migrants into countries. Many of the migrants are not employable and weigh down the nation’s economy and bury the country in debt since many of them are on some sort welfare.

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    15 Hottest Wives With Their Filthy Rich Billionaire Husbands

    A trophy wife is mostly a young and attractive woman who is married to a much older, unattractive but wealthy man for the purpose of being a status symbol for the husband. Most of the times these ladies are no0thing but gold diggers who get married so as to have access to instant fame, money, connection or simply a better lifestyle. Many of these billionaires have multiple women in others countries.

    Here are 15 hottest wives of billionaires

    15. Lucy Southworth and Larry Page

    Larry Page is one of the co-founders of Google back in 2007 and is among the top 50 richest people in the world with an estimated net worth of $47 billion. He is married to Lucy Southworth who is truly the definition of beauty and brains. She has a doctorate degree in biomedical informatics and works as a research scientist.

     

    14. Jade Foret and Arnaud Lagardere

    Arnaud is a French billionaire with an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion. He is the General and Managing Partner of Lagardere SCA. He got married to Jade at the age of 50 when she was 21 and together they have 2 kids.

     

    13. Julia Flesher and David Koch

    Julia Flesher was a fashion assistant making $200 a week when she met David Koch, one of the richesest men in the world. However, David was living a playboy lifestyle which didnt impress Julia. After several year she gave him the ultimatum to marry him or its over.

     

    12. Yekaterina “Katsia” Damankova and Anton Zingarevich

    Anton is the son of Russian billionaire Boris Zingarevich. His wife Yekaterina Damankova was a Victoria Secret supermodel. They got married after a short courtship.

     

    11. Wendi Deng and Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch got married to Wendi Deng, a woman who is 40 years younger than him. He is a media mogul with an estimated net worth of $13 billion owning News Corp the world’s second largest media conglomerate. The two divorced after 13 years.

     

    10. Claudia Barilla and Guy Laliberte

    Guy Laliberte is the founder of Cirque du Soleil and has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion. He married Claudia a top Canadian fashio model born and raised in Montreal.

     

    9. Talulah Riley and Elon Musk

    Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX and co-founder of Paypal. He is best known for his role as CEO of Tesla motors and has accumulated an estimated net worth of $16.6 billion. He married Talulah, an English actress.

     

    8. Steve Wynn and Andrea Hissom

    Steve and Andrea are what people call the golden couple. Together they own several hotels and casinos such as the world famous Bellagio, The Mirage and Treasure Island.

     

    7. Susan Lieberman and Michael Dell

    Susan and Michael first met on a blind date back in 1988. They got married a year later. Michael Dell has an estimated net worth of $21 billion.

     

    6. Kristy Hinze and James Clark

    Victoria Secret model Kristy Hinze married Silicon Valley billionaire James H Clark who is 36 years older than her. James is the co-founder of YouTube

     

    5. George Soros and Tamiko Bolton

    At the age of 83 billionaire investor George Soros married education consultant Tamiko Bolton who was 41 at the time. Tamiko has an MBA from the University of Miami and is the owner of a dietary supplement company.

     

    4. Aj McCarron and Katherine Webb

    AJ McCarron is an Alabama quarterback who got married to model Katherine Webb back in 2014. Katherine is now heavily involved with her church

     

    3. Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich

    Dasha Zhukova married Russian oil billionaire Roman Ambramovich who is worth over $10 billion. They met while she was in a relationshop with a famous tennis player. Roman is 15 years older than him.

     

    2. Kristy Roper and Ernesto Bertarelli

    Ernesto Bertarelli inherited his grandfather’s pharmaceutical company after his father died. He decided to transition the company to focus on development of biotechnology. This made the company to go from being valued at $800 million to over $2 billion. He sold the company for over $13 billion. His wife Kristy was a former Miss UK in 1988. They dated for several years before tying the knot.

     

    1.Donald Trump and Melania Knauss

    Donald Trump has been known to really like hot women and in 2005 he married his 3rd trophy wife named Melania Knauss. They first met at a fashion event back in 1996. Together they have one son.

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    WhatsApp Launches New Feature Called Status, A Copy Of Snapchat Stories

    WhatsApp had just added a new feature called WhatsApp Status which is basically a new tab to share your status updates through decorated photos, videos and GIFs which disappear in 24 hours. One unique thing about it is that it is end to end encrypted like the messaging section. This feature first appeared on Snapchat’s very successful stories feature.

    You will now be able to watch updates from friends and reply privately plus create and send your photos to the contacts you have selected. Here is a video to showcase how it works.

    WhatApp has over 1.2 billion monthly users who send over 60 billion messages a day, 3.3 billion photos, 760 million videos and 80 million GIFs. The new feature could bring an opportunity for it to make money from its vast users through video ads.

    Facebook has never made any money from Whatsapp every since it acquired the app some years back for $22 billion. It scrapped off the 99 cents a year charge WhatApp used to charge its users. Currently, it just makes the vast of its cash from the ads on Facebook newsfeed and recently Instagram ads on stories & newsfeed.

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    Monday Cute: Mohan the Red Panda Cub Can’t Get Enough Belly Tickles

    Start your Monday off right, AKA with this video of Mohan the red panda being adorable and getting belly tickles. This clip comes from the Symbio Wildlife Park, where Mohan is one of their three Red Panda Cubs. He and his siblings Raja and Phingu were born on Christmas Eve. His personality, the park writes, “is abundant with super cute antics and love.”

    Here, he’s with his keeper Beth Sticker who quite possibly (paw-sibly?) has the best job in the world. However, this red panda is more than just a cuddly and affectionate delight. “Mohan is not only off the scale adorable, but actually plays an integral part in the long term survival of the species. He along with his siblings play an important role in the over-arching captive management breeding program that Symbio is part of, and he will one day too have a family of his own.

    With there believed to be less than 2,500 Red Pandas left in the wild, namely due to habitat loss and poaching, you have to say their future is definitely in some mighty cute hands, or paws.”

    Un-bear-ably adorable, no?

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    Mortuary Attendants Steal Dead Man’s Corpse During Funeral Over Debt

    Some people should never be allowed to breed. How disgusting is this?

    Debt is something people never joke about. People are willing to do the most bizarre things to recover their money.

    A certain family decided to smuggle a dead family member out of the mortuary since they could not come up with the full amount of money needed for a release. Things were going smooth until the morgue attendants discovered someone was missing.

    They assembled a team to head to the burial place. At the funeral, they opened the casket and took the body.

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    How Much Money Michael Luzzi Makes On YouTube – Net Worth

    Michael Luzzi Net Worth – $50,000

    Michael Luzzi is an American YouTube prankster who runs his own self-titled YouTube channel. He has an estimated net worth of $50,000. His content in mainly pranking unsuspecting strangers and doing various challenges in public areas. He is also known for his video series called “Doing Your Dares In Walmart” where he does crazy hilarious dares in different Walmart stores. He has collaborated with fellow YouTuber Elajwon Esperance.

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    Putting a Price Tag On Your Health

    We hear over and over again how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But being healthy for its own sake isn’t easy — especially when you’re facing down temptation or battling procrastination. For some, the monetary benefits of a healthy lifestyle may offer helpful incentive.

    Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially. For example, one study found a steep increase in annual medical expenditures for individuals whose Body Mass Index was above 30.¹

    If you’re wondering how your health habits might be affecting your bottom line, consider the following:
    • Regular preventative care can help reduce potential healthcare costs. Even minor sicknesses can lead to missed work, missed opportunities, and potentially lost wages. Serious illnesses often involve major costs like hospital stays, medical equipment, and doctor’s fees.
    • Individuals can lower dental costs by receiving regular checkups and performing basic preventative care.²
    • When poor health persists over time, lost earnings may make it harder to save for retirement.
    • Some habits that lead to poor health can be expensive in themselves. Smoking is the classic example. A person who smokes a pack a day can spend up to $2,000 or more a year on cigarettes alone.3 Smokers also pay higher premiums for health care and life insurance, and their houses, cars, and other possessions tend to devalue at a quicker rate because of damage from the smoking.
    • Obesity is another expensive condition that affects many Americans. One study set the lifetime cost of obesity at $92,235 per person .4

    By focusing on your health, eliminating harmful habits, and employing preventative care, you may be able to improve your self-confidence and quality of life. You may also be able to reduce expenses, enjoy more of your money, and boost your overall financial health.

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    Interview: Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite on Megan Leavey and Owning Being a Storyteller

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    I’d already had the pleasure of speaking briefly with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite and the star of her new film Megan Leavey, actress Kate Mara, in a recent video interview. However, I wanted to speak in a little more depth with Cowperthwaite, as we love us some accomplished female directors around here. So, once you’ve bought your tickets for a showing of Megan Leavey this weekend, check out more on Cowperthwaite below!

    Cowperthwaite came to directing in a roundabout way. After she graduated from college, she ended up moving to “a podunk town” in Colorado, where she and a friend started “not a very good newspaper.” However, she was curious and engaged and loved telling stories. Through that experience, she thought she’d end up a journalist. That is, until she went to grad school at USC.

    She was studying poli-sci there, but when a friend at USC’s film school asked Cowperthwaite to produce a documentary she was directing, everything changed. She fell in love with the world of independent documentaries.

    “I realized I was [storytelling] in every other aspect of my life. In reporting and journalism, I was loving stories and doing deep-dives into them. So, I feel like I almost stumbled into directing and just fell in love with film.” Looking back, she also realizes that her love of storytelling goes back even further than the newspaper she started, reminiscing about playing around with her father’s Super 8 camera with her brother when she was a kid.

    She stopped pursuing her PhD to work in documentaries full time. “I felt like, not only that I had something to say, because everyone has something to say,” she says. “But I had a way I wanted to say things. I think that’s the difference between wanting to be a director and enjoying watching films.”

    Eventually, she did documentaries on topics as diverse as the war in Afghanistan and sports, until finally she directed the documentary that really put her on the map: Blackfish, which tells the story of a killer whale named Tilikum in order to underscore the problems in the sea-park industry (I’m lookin’ at you, Sea World!)

    What’s interesting is that, other than one film producing class that she took at USC in order to work on her friend’s documentary, she never studied film. Everything she’s learned and all the work she’s done has purely been the product of on-the-job training, “begging to be on shoots” and “bringing coffee to documentary directors.”

     

    Then came Megan Leavey.

    MEGAN LEAVEY

    Being based on a true story, Megan Leavey seems like the perfect bridge between documentary filmmaking and narrative, but Cowperthwaite hadn’t really given thought to narrative until she was asked.

    “I was approached by managers and agents,” she replies when asked how Megan Leavey came about. “Blackfish started striking a mainstream nerve, and I was approached by agents and managers who asked if I was interested in doing narrative. And I actually hadn’t given it much thought. Again, it was never presented to me as an option. To even have a hat in that ring.

    “You don’t ask permission to make a documentary. You scramble together a crew and then start filming and then scrounge up money. With directing a feature, I just imagined insurmountable hoops to jump through to get there. So, it wasn’t even on my radar. When I was asked, I’m a story-driven person, so the concept of reading scripts was really exciting for me. You mean I get to just read stories and imagine how I would depict them? That sounds too good to be true. So, I went for it.”

    So going in, Cowperthwaite had a preconceived notion of what narrative filmmaking was like. How did that pan out in reality? She marveled at what she now had at her disposal, and says that “the toys were much bigger.” And she really loved working with actors, calling directing them “magical.” She says, “In documentary, you can only shape performance in edit. One of the most beautiful tools you have [in narrative] is being able to work with an actor and craft a performance.”

    She and Kate Mara became friends around the time of Blackfish, and Cowperthwaite seems to have adored getting to engage with her in a professional capacity. “Working with Kate was just a wonderful experience,” she says. “A very special experience. We have very similar creative sensibilities. We like the same types of movies, certain performances resonate with us. So, I think we just had a shorthand on set. We both didn’t want a saccharine movie. We both didn’t want cheesy stuff to come out. We wanted a very authentic, honest piece. I think that was very special, to be able to connect with your lead actress that way.”

    She does, however, miss the spontaneity and the “adrenaline rush” of documentary film. Thankfully, working with a dog as one of her lead performers in this film allowed her to flex her doc muscles, as she required her crew to be light on their feet to ensure to be ready for the dog. Cowperthwaite remembers, “When that dog delivers gold, we better be rolling, because they’re not going to do second and third takes.”

    “Honestly, I feel he was so good, and he’s got this emotive face and this big wolf body, and he’s so many things,” she remembers. “When he looks at you, it jars you. There’s something so deep…like he’s staring right through your soul. So, the responsibility was on us to be rolling, and to be able to capture that properly, because he was delivering left and right.”

    Cowperthwaite delivers with Megan Leavey as well, giving us a war film from an askew angle that might change the way you think of our military and the women in it.

    Megan Leavey is in theaters now. 

    (featured image: screencap, Megan Leavey image: Bleecker Street)

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