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August, 2016

That video of a hawk dropping a snake on a BBQ? It’s definitely a hoax

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Let’s face it, this was always too good to be true.

A remarkable video of a hawk flying around, picking up a snake, then dropping onto a family barbeque has gone viral since it was released Tuesday morning.

Well, guess what? It’s a complete fake. The campaign, now dubbed “Embrace the hunt” was orchestrated by Australian rules football club, Hawthorn, to help launch its Australian Football League (AFL) finals campaign. The club came clean on Thursday afternoon.

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Hawthorn collaborated with notorious film production firm, The Woolshed, who have been responsible for a string of fake viral videos for two years.  Read more…

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Thailand’s new tallest building is a 77-storey pixelated wonder

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Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, but it seems everything’s going digital these days.

Thailand’s new building, the MahaNakhon, is the country’s tallest addition to its landscape, standing at 314 metres (1030 feet) or 77 storeys.

MAHANAKHON BUILDING, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/08/29: The 77 storey, 314 meter luxury MahaNakhon (Pixel Tower) skyscraper is lit up during the night of lights event  to celebrate its official opening as Thailands tallest building. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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The Bangkok skyscraper was launched earlier this week in a huge ceremony, with its exposed “pixels” lit up against the night sky. 

With the blocky cut-outs in its facade, the building looks like a graphic file that’s been incompletely downloaded.

MAHANAKHON BUILDING, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/08/29: The 77 storey, 314 meter luxury MahaNakhon (Pixel Tower) skyscraper is lit up during the night of lights event  to celebrate its official opening as Thailands tallest building. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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The MahaNakhon eclipses the previous “tallest building” title holder, Baiyoke Tower II, which is 304 metres (997 feet) tall. Read more…

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Baby bat in a blanket can’t drink banana smoothie fast enough

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Bats can be adorable, y’know, but some people remain to be convinced.

Well check out this cute little juvenile Flying Fox. It’s basically a small dog, with wings. It’s enjoying a banana smoothie, in this video uploaded to YouTube by a bat rescue group called Batzilla the Bat Saturday.

“Banana smoothie is always readily accepted and it usually doesn’t take long to put on some weight and move them to the flight aviary to recuperate with our other batties in care,” said a spokesperson on the group’s Facebook post

Isn’t it just the sweetest widdle thing?

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