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Samsung recalls all Galaxy Note 7’s due to exploding batteries

Samsung has announced that it will recall all Galaxy Note 7 devices after multiple reports of battery explosions while the device was charging. This news comes after the company had reportedly delayed shipments to investigate the issue — obviously the Korean manufacturer found reason to be concerned about the product.
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Lithium-ion battery chemistry is tricky stuff. Companies are extremely secretive about their chemistries and manufacturing components, looking for any method of gaining an advantage over their competitors. Samsung is recalling nearly all the devices, apparently, because it hasn’t been able to isolate the flaw to a single product or manufacturing flaw in a particular battery manufacturer’s process. While the number of affected devices is reportedly small, at just 24 per 100,000, thermal runaway in lithium-ion devices can ignite fires or leave third-degree burns on humans if the device is in a pocket when it ignites.
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Flames and third-degree burns now included!

Various US carriers have already responded to news of the problem with their own recalls and programs. AT&T states that it is still in the process of defining its exchange / return program and will have more information for customers soon. T-Mobile notes that customers who have purchased a Samsung Note 7 are eligible for full refunds on the device and all Note 7 accessories. Customers may keep the Netflix subscriptions they received with the order and all restocking and shipping fees are waived. Sprint states it will offer customers a “similar device” until the situation is resolved but does not mention explicit refunds (like AT&T, it promises to share more details in the near future). Verizon notes it will waive the restocking fee for any customer that wishes to return or exchange the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung is going to take a heavy hit for the recall, according to Reuters. Koh Dong-jin, head of the Samsung’s manufacturing business, told Reuters the recall would be worldwide and affect already-sold units, units in transit, and units still on store shelves. China is the sole exception — these devices apparently use different batteries and are not affected by the same problem. Koh wouldn’t confirm how many devices Samsung was recalling but noted that the company had already sold 2.5 million Note 7’s worldwide. “I can’t comment on exactly how much the cost will be, but it pains my heart that it will be such a big number,” he said.

The recall will have a significant impact on Samsung’s financials for the quarter but the company hopes long-term Note 7 sales will be unaffected. If you have a Note 7 we strongly recommend replacing it, even if you haven’t previously had problems — battery fires are nothing to take chances with.

After Seeing Why She Bakes Her Eggshells I’ll Never Throw Mine Away Ever Again!

If you’re like me, you love making some eggs for breakfast every morning. Whether you’re a scrambled, over-easy, or poached eggs kind of person, you’re probably tossing your eggshells in the trash or the compost.

But did you know that egg shells are 90% pure calcium? That’s right, the mineral vital to bone, muscle, and enzyme health is going down the trash every time you toss your egg shells.

Let us introduce you to a better way to use your old egg shells.

When it comes down to the facts, the National Institute of Health keeps proving that ground up egg shells are a great way to introduce the necessary amount of calcium into the human body.

When you mix some ground egg shells into your diet, your body easily absorbs it and puts it to use. Just half a teaspoon of eggshell calcium gives you 90% of your daily need containing 1000-1500 mg of the good nutrient.

In order to use your old eggshells, gather a large amount together. Then boil them in water for 10 minutes to make sure there is no bacteria or anything on it.

Some people then take it a step further and bake them in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes to dry them out. But this step isn’t necessary.

Let your eggshells cool after you boil them. Once that’s happened, put them in a coffee or spice grinder and disintegrate them into a powder.

Now that you’ve got your calcium powder, store it in an air tight jar to promote freshness. Every time you make a smoothie or something just put half a teaspoon in. It’ll be a great boost of the vital mineral.

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Cow Gives Birth To 4 Babies.Now Keep Your Eye On The Little One On The Right

Large animals tend to give birth to only one animal, as it’s a strain on their bodies to carry or deliver any more. In very rare cases, there will be the birth of twins. But this heifer defied all odds with the number of calves she delivered recently. Four. Yes, you heard that right.

A cow gave birth to four calves, and they’re all in a very healthy condition. Named Eeny, Meeny, Miny, and Moo, the cute calves are thriving well and are already growing stronger with each passing day. The local vet stated that the odds of so many calves being born to one mother is about 1 in 11.2 billion!

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Unfortunately, the mother cow is having a hard time nursing all of her babies, and her owner is looking to their neighbors to provide some assistance in the matter. They’ve managed to keep Moo with the mother, while the other calves are with other caretakers in the meantime. Share away, people!

Teacher Kicks Out Daughter With Shaved Head. But When Mom Turns On The Computer Gets Shocked!

Kamryn Renfro is 9 years old, but her wisdom goes well beyond her age. The little girl from Grand Junction, CO, did something brave. She shaved her hair off to support her friend, Delany Campbell, who has cancer.

“It felt like the right thing to do,” Kamryn told the NY Daily News.

Delany, 11 years old, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and had to undergo chemotherapy. She lost all of her hair twice due to her treatments. When Kamryn shaved her head, too, it made her feel good.

“It made me feel very special and that I’m not alone,” Delany said.

You’d think the adults in her life would praise Kamryn and Delaney for their unbreakable bond, courage, and solidarity. However, that wasn’t the case. When Kamryn returned to school, Caprock Academy, she was turned away. Teachers told her, “Don’t come back until you have hair.”

Schools have some absurd policies. This student was kicked out of prom for wearing a perfectly ordinary dress.

Delany’s mother, Wendy Campbell, was dismayed by the school’s reaction. The mother shared her story on social media, where it quickly went viral. After hundreds showed their support for Kamryn, the school decided to let her return to school and praised the girl’s dedication to her friend!

“For a little girl to be really brave and want to shave her head in support of her friend, I thought that was a huge statement, and it builds character in a child,” Wendy said.

See Kamryn and Delany’s story below, and SHARE if you’re glad the school had a change of heart!

This Man Films Raccoon Washing His Favorite Toys. But Then He Realizes What Is In The Bath.

Raccoons can be found just about everywhere, in cities, forests, prairies, and marshes. According to nationalgeographic.com, they eat just about anything! They are nocturnal and will eat mice, or frogs, fruit, and plants. They have no problem eating out of people’s gardens – or even turning over a garbage can to inspect the contents! They have dexterous front paws and long fingers.

This YouTube video shows a pet raccoon who belongs to a couple in Russia. We see the raccoon busy washing his treasures in a green bowl. At first, the man seems amused by the activity, until he sees that a cell phone is sitting at the bottom of the bowl! When the couple turns their backs to check on the cell phone, the mischievous raccoon finds something else he wants to clean!

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Here‘s The Reason Why Some People Can Roll Their Tongues And Others Can‘t

It’s amazing how resilient some myths can be. We all know that the conventional wisdom isn’t always true, but you’d think that an old myth would be replaced right away once we hear how things really are. Sadly, the world doesn’t always work so neatly since not everyone gets to hear the message at once.

So sometimes we can have cases where a common belief has been debunked for years, yet it still finds a way to resurface again. For instance, has anyone ever scolded you for cracking your knuckles? They might warn you that doing this puts you at risk of arthritis but studies have been showing no link between the two since 1975.

Other cases don’t really point to any danger but still manage to get a very basic aspect of our bodies wrong. Today, we can finally put one of those myths to bed.

It starts with a simple question: Can you roll your tongue?

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For most of you, the question seems like a no-brainer.

You can obviously show if you can roll your tongue, but even those who can’t do it likely won’t give the question much thought.

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After all, you can’t roll your tongue if your family members can’t, right?

We’ve been taught that our parents pass down this ability as simply as they do eye color. In my case, it would be no surprise that I can roll my tongue because my dad can do it too.

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A lot of us might not think about it but this belief can be a real problem for some kids.

When their parents can’t roll their tongues but they can, they may start to worry that these people aren’t really their parents.

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Fortunately, those frustrated tongue rollers don’t have to worry.

It turns out you don’t actually inherit this trait directly from your parents. Plus there’s some good news if you’ve always wanted to roll your tongue but haven’t been able to.

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Ex Husband Gave Her Three Days To Move Out.But What She Did Next Was Brilliant!

After 37 years of marriage, Jake dumped his wife, Edith, for his younger, perkier secretary (really breaking new ground here, Copernicus!).

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His new girlfriend (we’ll call her Karen) demanded that they live in Jake and Edith’s multi-million dollar home. Since Jake had better lawyers, he prevailed. He gave Edith, his now ex-wife, just three days to move out.

Artists’ rendition of how she felt in that moment.

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She spent the first day packing her belongings into boxes and crates.

I imagine more than a few bags looked a little something like this…

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On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things (alcohol).

They came HIGHLY recommended!

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On the third day, Edith sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining room table by candlelight.

She put on some soft background music and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar and an entire bottle of chardonnay, rescued from one of her bags!

And in that moment, much like the Grinch, she had an idea. A wonderful, AWFUL idea!

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And that, my friends, is when the fun began!

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This Loyal Pup Waited At Hospital Till His Owner Passed,Then Something Beautiful Happened.

Man’s best friend has been that way for who knows how long. They give companionship, protection and are loyal to the wonderful people that love them.

Imagine a scenario where your best friend went with you to the store, bank, doctors office and everywhere in between… the sort of time that builds friendship and trust. You’d find the kind of connection that comes from this deep companionship is impossible to break.

This is exactly the situation we find in the video below, but with an even deeper message. An older man and his dog were hanging out like they would any other night, but then the ambulance showed up.

The loyal pup tracked them down and waited all night at the hospital doors for that familiar voice.

The voice never came, but what happened instead reveals a powerful message that could literally save someone’s life. Take a moment to watch this touching video and consider how you will respond to the message at the end.

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Always Wondered Why All Jeans Have These Metal Rivets, The Reason Is Fascinating.

It’s hard to find anything more American than blue jeans. They’re the go-to pants for everything from working in the yard to going to the mall.

But even if you wear jeans every day, you still really don’t know everything about them. As it turns out, those jeans hold some pretty interesting secrets hiding in plain sight.

Chances are you’ve never noticed the rivets on the corner of your jean pockets, but they’re on almost every pair of jeans you own. 

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But why in the world do the pockets have rivets? Well, it turns out there’s a historical explanation. 

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During the California Gold Rush, workers complained that their pants weren’t durable enough to hold up to their hard work, and were often ripping at the pockets. That’s when a man named Jacob Davis, a tailor in Reno, Nevada, came up with the idea to rivet the corners of the pockets and make them more durable. 

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Looking for a business partner, Davis contacted a man named Levi Strauss in 1872 who owned a dry goods and clothing store in San Francisco, California. The two teamed up and received a patent for the riveted pockets, and their jeans company took off, eventually becoming the company Levi Strauss Jeans that we know today. 

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image via Levi Strauss

So the next time you’re wearing a pair of jeans, look down and really take notice of the craftsmanship involved. You’re wearing a piece of history!

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I had no idea about this! What a fascinating little piece of history.

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School Refuses To Serve Son School Lunch. Then Mom Marches Down There And Surprises Them!

Dominic Gant is a high school junior. When he was getting lunch in the school cafeteria, he was flabbergasted and humiliated when the cafeteria lady took the tray out of his hands and threw it away. The reason? Dominic apparently owed less than $5 for previously unpaid school lunches.

“It was really embarrassing,” Dominic told CNN. “Right in front of the whole lunch room, they took my plate away and said I didn’t have enough to eat today.”

His mother, Amanda Keown, could not believe her son was denied a meal because he owed less than $5. We’ve seen lunch ladies who fed kids who couldn’t afford it get fired before, and yet, the issue prevails every day in our schools. It’s one thing to let a student know their tab is accumulating. It’s another to throw away a perfectly good meal, humiliate him in front of his peers, and then send him to class hungry.

“I was appalled that he was denied lunch and his lunch was taken out of his hands over $5,” she said.

So, Keown marched down to the school, and she left everyone stunned. She paid her son’s debt and every other student’s debt. She paid off the $200 because she didn’t want any other kid to go through what her son went through. She didn’t want any other student to go hungry or feel embarrassed because their parents don’t have the money. Now, if only the school felt as strongly about the issue as Keown did!

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