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Coyotes Respond To Man’s Coyote Call, And Everyone Is Scared

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A video showing a man practicing a coyote call (and getting a very noisy response) has gone viral this week, and it seems to be freaking everyone out.

“Blood-chilling” is how one Redditor described the clip. “Scary as hell,” quipped a YouTuber.

Humans typically pose more of a threat to coyotes than they do to us. Nonetheless, this video may still give you nightmares.

You’ve been warned.

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Jorge Perez Arrested After Washing Hair With Mayo In Public Fountain

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An Oklahoma City man was arrested Tuesday after police say they caught him washing his hair with mayonnaise in a public fountain.

Several passersby complained about a man causing a disturbance at a spot known as the Bricktown fountain, KFOR.com reports.

An officer said Jorge Arturo Perez, 23, was soaking wet and breathing heavily, according to NewsOK.com.

Perez allegedly told police that he was bathing and was using mayonnaise as shampoo, TulsaWorld.com reports.

A local ordinance prohibits bathing in public fountains. Perez was released on Wednesday.

HuffPost contacted the Oklahoma City Police to find out if the mayonnaise was collected as evidence, but officials have not responded.

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Facebook’s Name Policy Won’t Accept Chase Nahooikaikakeolamauloaokalani Silva

Chase Nahooikaikakeolamauloaokalani Silva has a bone to pick with Facebook.

Last week, the social media platform froze Silva’s account because of a policy that suspends accounts suspected of fake names. Facebook says they want you to “always know who you’re connecting with,” and the policy was enacted to help “keep our community safe.”
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But his 29-letter middle name is real and the site doesn’t make it easy for him to prove it.

“That’s my name,” Silva wrote in a Facebook post, shortly after he was alerted to make the change. “I am a proud Hawaiian who wants to be able to display my Hawaiian given name.”

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The lengthy name, Silva told HuffPost, means “to be strong and draw strength from heaven above.” His great-grandmother who spoke the Native Hawaiian language fluently selected it for him.

He shortened it on Facebook to just the first letter to appease the policy because he said there was no easy way for him to access his account without first making the change. Then, there’s a series of informational pages and links that lead to a form where users can submit approved documents to confirm their identity.

“We’ve always required that people use their real identity on their Facebook profiles,” Andrew Souvall, a representative for Facebook told HuffPost in an email, adding that people tend to use “fake names to engage in bad behavior” online. “We also recognize that a person’s real identity is not necessarily the name that appears on their legal documentation,” he said, “and that’s why we accept other forms of identification.”

Facebook’s recent policy implementation caused an uproar among performers and drag queens in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community who identify with their stage names online and in real life. After a group of LGBT activists threatened to protest outside of Facebook’s San Francisco office, company officials agreed to discuss their concerns.

Silva, a self-described “proud gay male,” doesn’t plan on contacting Facebook to prove his name, and he says he shouldn’t have to. He believes that Facebook shouldn’t tell its 829 million active users daily what names they can and cannot use.

“Facebook should not be able to dictate what your name is, what you go by, what you answer to,” he told HuffPost. “Aside from the LGBT community, there are rape victims, abuse victims, even teachers, who use aliases because they don’t want people to contact them. It’s a protection of your identity.”

For Silva, his full, given name is a “badge of honor.”

“It’s not a standard name, obviously, in America’s eyes,” Silva, who was born and raised on Oahu before moving to Seattle in 2008, “but that’s the name that I’m proud of.”

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Missing Pup Believed To Have Been Stolen 2 Years Ago Is Found, Reminds Us To Never Lose Hope

A little faith can go a long way, especially against discouraging odds.

When Giuseppe DiBella was separated from his toy fox terrier and best friend, Nika, two and a half years ago, he maintained the belief that he would someday be reunited with her. The 2-year-old dog was reportedly stolen from DiBella’s backyard in Newburgh, New York, one evening in 2012 as he was mowing his lawn, according to NBC New York. He posted fliers around his neighborhood, visited veterinarian offices in his area and searched through animal shelters. He even launched an online campaign to help find her, reported ClickOrlando.com, but there was no sign of Nika.

Lucky for DiBella, Nika was recently found at the doorstep of a home in Ocala, Florida, and was subsequently taken to Marion County Animal Services. Thanks to the $60 microchip he had purchased for Nika before her disappearance, the shelter was able to scan her, retrieve his information and reconnect the long-lost friends.

A few days ago, DiBella received an email and a phone call from the shelter, notifying him that Nika had been found. How this pup weighing a mere 2 pounds upon her disappearance ended up more than 1,000 miles away from home and at the opposite end of the East Coast remains a mystery, according to NBC New York. Regardless, DiBella is overjoyed that she was found safe after all this time.

I never gave up,” he told Marion County Animal Services, according to ClickOrlando.com. “I kept wishing she was OK.”

DiBella plans to reunite with Nika in time for Thanksgiving, when she will meet Marta, his other dog he bought a year after her disappearance.

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Snow White Takes On Elsa In Fierce Disney Princess Rap Battle

If the Disney princesses met one another, would they all get along?

Snow White and Elsa from “Frozen” certainly wouldn’t. Or, at least they don’t in “Princess Rap Battle,” a new short from actress Whitney Avalon. She plays the original pale princess, while Aussie pop singer Katja Glieson stars as the chillest new girl on the block.

In the video, the two hurl rhymed epithets at one another, backed by entourages of other princesses. The one-ups are neck and neck for a while, but Elsa is the ultimate winner: “You’re one ditzy princess; I’m a motherf*****g queen!”

Drop that mic, Elsa.

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You Can Now Drink Girl Scout Cookies

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If you’ve ravaged through the last of your Girl Scouts cookie supply and are experiencing withdrawal, Nestlé’s Nesquik is here for you.

The chocolate milk brand teamed up with Girl Scouts to reinvent two classic cookie flavors as drinks. Thin Mint and Caramel Coconut (better known as Samoas) milk are available for a limited time in stores. We were able to acquire the latter from a local CVS.

Of course, the drink does not physically resemble a cookie.

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And, we are sad to report, it does not taste of cookie nor chocolate milk. Our taste-testing editors provided a range of “eh, just fine” reviews. “Drinking this was a lackluster experience, similar to drinking the milk you’ve been dipping a coconut caramel cookie in, but not nearly as magical,” said one. “At first it smells like fake maple, then it tastes like coffee. Its flavor is underwhelming for a cookie, and overwhelming for flavored milk. Regardless of what I just said, it’s relatively pleasant,” said another.

But, as one tester pointed out, “This would make a great White Russian-type drink.” This is the truth. Nesquik’s Girl Scouts cookie drink would make a fine, milky cocktail. (But that feels a little sacrilegious.)

What’s really sacrilegious is the sugar content in a bottle of this bad boy. A single serving (half the bottle) contains 24 grams. Here’s the nutritional breakdown for the whole container (two servings):

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It’s not really fair to measure two measly cookies against a 14-ounce sweetened beverage, but we will. Two Samoas contain 140 calories, 8 grams of fat, 10 grams of sugar and 1 little gram of protein. But, again, comparing cookies to sugary beverages is like comparing apples to oranges.

Nesquik’s well-known rabbit is promoting this flavor infusion as a “double awesome accident,” as you can watch in this deeply unprovocative YouTube clip below:

If you’re really in need of Girl Scouts cookie-flavored something, you can use Nesquik’s store locator to hunt them down, or you can make your own, homemade versions instead:

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Jeremiah Long Suspected Of Killing Neighbor’s Cat With Blow Darts

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An Indianapolis man is facing possible charges of animal mutilation after allegedly attacking a neighbor’s cat with blow darts.

The cat’s owner, Amy Cohron, said she found “Tippy” outdoors and covered with the darts on Tuesday.

“Pain went through my whole body because I was feeling his pain. He looked at me like ‘Mommy help me,’” she told WISHTV.com. “I knew not to take the pins out because it could hurt him worse. I didn’t know how deep they were, all I could do was put him in the car so he wouldn’t run off until the police and animal control got here,”

There was much internal damage that Tippy had to be put to sleep.

She pointed police towards her neighbor, Jeremiah Long, 22, when they asked if she knew anyone who uses blow darts.

Long told police that he shot the cat because it was fighting his own cat, Fox59.com reports.

After shooting the cat about six times, Long allegedly told investigators he “did not think it was important” to call police.

They arrested him on one count of beating a vertebrate animal, but those charges could be amended when he appears in court Sept. 22.

Indianapolis Animal Care and Control has already issued him a citation.

Cohron hopes the punishment is severe.

“He needs to be locked away,” she said, according to WANE.com. “No slap on the wrist and get out so he can do something else. He needs to go down. They need to take this more seriously.”

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This Man Is A Veritable OkCupid God

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This is Taylor Caraway’s OkCupid profile pic. It blew up Reddit earlier this week because — well, just take look at it — why wouldn’t it blow up on Reddit?

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Hellooooo, Taylor.

Needless to say, people on Reddit were all about the ladybug-laden profile photo: “If this man does not get women replying by the hundreds… then I just.. I just don’t know anymore,” one wrote.

“I’d date the hell out of you just for that pic alone,” one lady Redditor confirmed. “Funny and creative gives you serious bonus points.”

Indeed it does. In an email interview with The Huffington Post, Taylor told us he believes he’s in the “top-ish tier of OkCupid success” — meaning, “I probably get a response to around 80 percent of my first messages.”

“My profile and my pictures are very polarizing, so they’re not for everyone — and that’s what I like about them,” he said.

Here are a few more of Taylor’s zany profile pics (see more of his photos on Instagram):

As popular as the photo was on Reddit, the 32-year-old realizes that crazy ladybug prints from Hobby Lobby aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. And he definitely tends to have more success with the photo when he ventures outside of his hometown of Oklahoma City.

“When I travel, I get a lot better reactions to that picture and some of the other crazy ones,” he said. “A lot of people think the picture is creepy, and I’ll be the first to admit it definitely has a strange-ish vibe to it. That just makes me laugh, though. And I have had one or two women tell me they love me just based off the pictures — true story.”

So what’s Taylor’s best tip for being successful on online dating sites?

“Don’t take the whole thing too seriously. I think a lot of people (especially men) tend to way overanalyze every minute detail of the messages they send,” he said. “Just keep things lighthearted. Dating should be fun. If you’re stressing about it, you’re doing it wrong.”

And in case you’re wondering, Taylor is still single and no, he doesn’t wear that ladybug shirt on dates. (Sorry, ladies.)

“I’ve never worn any wacky shirts on my first dates,” he told us. “I like to have fun and create things, but I am a reasonable person who wears reasonable clothes to meet strange women from the internet.”

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11 Epic Tree Houses That Will Make Every Single Kid Jealous

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Remember when you were a kid and you used to spend almost every afternoon climbing trees? You may have even had a cool tree house in which you held all your secret meetings.

Well, not to diminish those fond childhood memories or anything, but these homes built in the forests and woods are precisely the kind of awesomeness we dreamed up as a kid. Behold, 11 tree houses that will make you want to immediately sell your boring house and shack up in the branches instead.

1. Let’s start in Wisconsin, at the Wandawega Lake Resort. You and all your friends can stay in this cozy tree house.

Just make sure you don’t mind climbing a pretty steep ladder!

2. Next, make sure you check out each of the three levels in The Enchanted Forest Tree House, Canada’s tallest tree house.

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3. You could even attend church at the world’s largest tree house, The Horace Cathedral, in Crossville, Tennessee. The builder used 258,000 nails to build it.

4. If you want to have the most epic wedding, birthday or event of the year, have it at the Redwoods Treehouse in New Zealand. The space is accessed by an elevated treetop walkway, and makes wonderful use of natural lighting.

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5. And when you want to get back to the basics, go live in this tree house village called Finca Bellavista in Costa Rica.

6. The views at the Beach Rock Treehouse in Okinawa, Japan, nicknamed the “Plexiglass portal to the universe,” have got to be breathtaking.

7. If you want to become invisible, stay at The Mirrorcube at Sweden’s Treehotel. It has walls that are covered with reflective glass to effectively mirror the outside world.

You could stay during the winter and marvel at the snow.
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Or take in all the colors during the summer.
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8. We hope you’re not afraid of heights. Joel Allen, a “fledging carpenter,” built this seamless orb-like treehouse deep in the forests of Whistler, Canada.

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He personalized the interior to make it cozy.
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It’s even more spectacular at night.
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9. You could serenely sip tea at the super-peaceful Teahouse Tetsu tree house at the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum in Hokuto City, Japan.

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10. Have you ever slept inside of a perfect sphere? The Free Spirit Spheres in Vancouver Island, Canada could provide you with just that kind of escape.

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And the inside has everything anyone could need for a no-fuss getaway.

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11. You’ll have to do some climbing to get into this tree house, but we think it will be worth it. Inspired by a Minneapolis College of Art and Design student’s thesis project, the O2Treehouse “highlights the symbiotic relationship between humans and trees.”

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Joe Biden Apologizes For Using Term Some Deem Offensive Toward Jews

Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for using the term “Shylocks,” which some Jews deem offensive, in a Tuesday speech for the Legal Services Corporation’s 40th anniversary campaign.

Biden talked about how his son Beau visited Iraq while he was Delaware’s attorney general and found that one of the things veterans and service members needed most was legal help for those who had been victims of unfair banking practices.

“When he was over there in Iraq for a year, people would come to him and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being, I mean these Shylocks who took advantage of, of these women and men while overseas,” he added.

“Shylock” is a Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” who demands a pound of flesh from a man who fails to repay a loan.

Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, a group whose mission includes fighting anti-Semitism, chided Biden for using the term in his speech.

“Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful,” Foxman told Yahoo News.

“We see once again how deeply embedded this stereotype about Jews is in society,” he noted.

“Abe Foxman has been a friend and advisor of mine for a long time,” Biden said in a statement provided to The Huffington Post.

“He’s correct, it was a poor choice of words, particularly as he said coming from ‘someone as friendly to the Jewish community and open and tolerant an individual as is Vice President Joe Biden.’ He’s right,” Biden added.

According to BuzzFeed, Biden followed his apology with another misstep, referring to Asia as “the Orient.”

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