Lubalin teams up with Jimmy Fallon and Alison Brie for another internet drama song

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The words “good evening, is this available?” will never be the same again. 

TikTok viral sensation Lubalin, who’s a musician and producer, has been turning internet drama into songs — but not just your average ditty, we’re talking full blown bangers that you won’t be able to shake from your head. 

Part one turned a very strange Facebook messenger convo featuring the words “please leave me alone, we are sleeping” into a bop. Part two told the story of a stolen broccoli recipe and the broken friendships that ensued. After racking up 5.9 million likes on TikTok for part one, and 6.5 million likes for part two, Lubalin’s songs became overnight earworms. When part three dropped, the pressure was on: would it be a bop or a flop? Thankfully (and very unsurprisingly), it’s a certified cracker of a tune. 

For part four, Lubalin has done something a bit different. He’s teamed up with The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon and Alison Brie to bring us more internet drama. This time, it’s about blue cheese salad dressing and someone named Cathie who wants — nay, needs — everyone to know that blue cheese has mold in it. Way to ruin everyone’s fun, Cathie. 

Thanks Lubalin, for bringing yet another high drama banger into our lives. 

‘I was just sitting there trying to keep warm’: Bernie Sanders responds to inauguration meme

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In case you were wondering, the answer is yes: Bernie Sanders has seen your many Inauguration Day memes.

During his appearance on Late Night on Thursday, the memes — which stemmed from a photo of the senator sitting huddled in a pair of chunky brown mittens, and progressed to inevitable photoshops of him spliced into everything from paintings to album covers — were pretty much the first thing that host Seth Meyers asked about.

Sanders’ response? “I was just sitting there trying to keep warm.”

Perfect. He also chuckled when Meyers showed an example of him photoshopped next to the characters from Sex and the City, and explained that the woman who made the mittens — 42-year-old schoolteacher Jen Ellis from Vermont — has been inundated with interest in her creation.

The bad news? They’re sadly not for sale.

Oh, and before you ask, Bernie isn’t going to tell you what was in his orange folder on Wednesday, either. Apparently it’s “top secret.”

Joe Biden Bible prophecy: God will use US President to ‘usher in the Tribulation’ – claim

Signposts of the Times said: “We as Christians, and in particular, those that understand and follow Bible prophecy will be watching with much interest over the next days, weeks and months ahead to see how God will use President Joe Biden to put in place the final pieces of the Last Days puzzle that will usher in the Tribulation period and the system of Antichrist.

“In the meantime, pleas are going out for Christians to return to studying their bibles, to humble themselves before God and to stop listening to the words of man, but the call of Jesus Christ.”

According to the Bible, the Tribulation will be a seven-year-long period of strife and chaos.

Before the Tribulation, the Rapture is supposed to strike, taking up or snatching away Christian into heaven.

Life after death: Man ‘saved from morgue’ recounts amazing ’masked archangel’ encounter

A man, identified only as Joon O in bid to retain his anonymity, has related an extraordinary account of what he believes took place following a near-fatal car accident. Reported the dramatic events that brought about the religious experience to the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) blog.

He said in his story, translated from Portuguese and uploaded to the blog this week: “I was heading home and giving a ride to two employees and one of their wives in the new VW Beetle I had just bought.

“All of a sudden, a motorcycle and a new VW Brasilia were trying to go across, cutting me off from the right. They were having a street race.

“When they hit the right side of the front of my car, my car spun horizontally, diagonally crossing the very long intersection, and my car hit the curb.

“I was the driver and my body flew about 30 meters out of the right-side window.

“My older sister, Gemma, told me what had happened at the São Paulo medical hospital: The ambulance arrived at the scene of the accident and took me to the nearest hospital.

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“The nurse in charge said that he had thought that I was dead because of all the blood on the stretcher. I was immediately taken to another hospital located at the other end of Paulista Avenue.

“The police called for an ambulance and my sister and I were escorted by a police siren. Three days in a coma or with memory loss.”

One of the reasons why Joon O thinks his faith helped his recovery is what happened while he was operated on.

He said: “The on-duty physician discovered in the X-ray a shape of a crucifix right in the middle of my spine.

“It was the crucifix pendant that my sister had given to me as a gift. Three X-rays were taken because it was really deep inside and it would require minor surgery to remove it. The doctor removed it and handed it to my sister.

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“Very impressed, he said, ‘This cross saved your brother’s life!’ I was in a coma at that time; however, I was seeing something strange.”

Joon O then reveals the truly-bizarre encounter he made in the “another world”.

He said: “All of a sudden somebody yelled, ‘I watched over him all the time! I just don’t know how this accident could have happened! It’s the truth, sir! I watched over him!’

“From the somewhat hoarse voice, I realised that it was the voice of my guardian angel.

“That’s just what I figured. He was behind the wall with someone who might have been his boss. ‘Maybe he’s an archangel,’ I thought to myself.

“All of a sudden, this supposed boss of my guardian angel came through the wall and appeared before me.

“I was lying face down, motionless, and I strained my neck to look up. He was tall and dressed in a white cassock that would change colour (light blue, soft brown, etc.).

“I enjoyed painting pictures, and I unintentionally yelled out, ‘Aha! That means that white is the mother of all colours? That’s it! I’ve figured it out!’

“I tried to get a look at his face, but all I saw was a white plaque covering his face.”

“Only then did he first hear, then obey an order to “help a lot of people” and return to life.”

Joon O added: “I woke up when someone called to me, ‘Look! This is my daughter, Cristina!

“She just turned one year old!’ When I came back into the world, my memory became very clear, and I recognised my older brother from Campinas.

“Later on, Gemma told me that during these three days (which I did not remember having been in a coma) I was interacting normally with my colleagues from Siemens, and I was teaching the work to my employees quite naturally.”

However, experts such as Dr Sam Parniaof New York University’s Langone School of Medicine, believes there is a more prosaic explanation for apparent sensations of the afterlife.

She said: “When we die, that experience is not unpleasant for the vast majority of people.

“For those of us who die naturally, even if we were in pain before we die, the process of death becomes very comfortable, it is very blissful, peaceful.”

And she added, thanks to modern technology and science “death does not have to be limited to philosophy and religion, but it can be explored through science.”

‘Ordered by God’ Stephen Hawking’s creation theory unravelled in Vatican visit with Pope

Stephen Hawking’s predictions in 2010 on colonizing Mars

Professor Hawking was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was the director of research at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Theoretical Cosmology before he passed away. His incredible work included a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. He was the first to set out a theory of cosmology, explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. But he also spent his career tussling with religious views.

In his final book Brief Answers to Big Questions, Prof Hawking concluded there was “no possibility” of a God.

He wrote: “I think the universe was spontaneously created out of nothing, according to the laws of science.

“If you accept, as I do, that the laws of nature are fixed, then it doesn’t take long to ask ‘what role is there for God?'”

His theory had been moulded over the years.

Prof Hawking was a vocal supporter of the Big Bang theory — the idea that the universe exploded suddenly out of an ultra-dense singularity smaller than an atom. 

Stephen Hawking shared his views on God

Stephen Hawking shared his views on God (Image: GETTY)

A young Stephen Hawking

A young Stephen Hawking (Image: GETTY)

To Prof Hawking and many like-minded scientists, the combined laws of gravity, relativity, quantum physics and a few other rules could explain everything that ever happened or ever will happen in our known universe.

However, the genius noted that “you could say the laws are the work of God, but that is more a definition of God than a proof of his existence”.

In 2007, Prof Hawking described himself as “not religious in the normal sense”.

He added: “I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science.

“The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.”

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The Big Bang theory is prominent among scientists

The Big Bang theory is prominent among scientists (Image: GETTY)

In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI seemed to refer to Hawking, saying, “Scientists do not create the world, they learn about it and attempt to imitate it.”

Prof Hawking visited the Vatican numerous times due to his involvement in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which fosters “interaction between faith and reason and encouraging dialogue between science and spiritual, cultural, philosophical and religious values”.

He gave a talk on The Origin of the Universe in 2016 where he met with religious leaders, including Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.

Prof Hawking cleared up his view – stating that a God was not necessary to spark the Big Bang.

He and co-author Leonard Mlodinow put forward in their book 2010, The Grand Design, that the Big Bang was inevitable.

Pope Benedict appeared to question Hawking

Pope Benedict appeared to question Hawking (Image: GETTY)

It reads: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.

“Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”

However, he did not completely rule out the possibility of the Almighty at the time.

When discussing the book, he told ABC News: “One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist. 

“But science makes God unnecessary. The laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a creator.”

He also detailed his thoughts on a possible afterlife, stating: “I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. 

Prof Hawking said the universe could have made itself out of nothing

Prof Hawking said the universe could have made itself out of nothing (Image: GETTY)

“No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. 

“This leads me to a profound realisation that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. 

“We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.”

In 2014, Professor Hawking gave an interview with El Mundo, where he appeared to explain why so many people follow a religion.

He then declared himself an outright atheist.

He said: “Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. 

“But now science offers a more convincing explanation. 

“What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.”

Stephen Colbert gets emotional about feeling ‘enormous relief’ watching Biden’s inauguration

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“You did it. You survived the last four years. And your reward? A shiny new, old president.”

Stephen Colbert may have opened his live inauguration day monologue with a joke, but things quickly took on a more serious and heartfelt tone as he spoke about his experience of watching President Joe Biden being sworn into office on Wednesday.

“The inauguration was a joyful occasion,” says the Late Show host in the clip above. “Like I do at most happy things, I cried a lot.

“It was extremely emotional, and not entirely in the way that I expected, because I have to tell you, I have zero gloat in me. There is no end zone dance here. What I feel is enormous relief. Watching the inauguration today, I recognised just how worried I’ve been for my country. But we’ve all been too deep in it for the last four years to truly realise what we were deeply in. It’s like we’ve been on a ship that’s been in a storm for four years, and we just stepped on to dry land.”

Colbert spends the rest of his monologue breaking down some key moments from the ceremony itself — from Bernie memes to Biden’s speech itself — before finishing with a look forward.

“However we fix this country, it’s not the new administration’s work alone,” Colbert says. “It is up to all of us, as it always is, in whatever way we can. And President Biden, Vice President Harris: you have our prayers, our best wishes, and our every confidence.”

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Jimmy Choi was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s in 2003. Since then, he’s crushed 100 half-marathons, 16 marathons, an ultra-marathon, and holds the world record for most chest-to-ground burpees in one minute. 

Choi, an avid TikTok user, often highlights some of the daily struggles of life with Parkinson’s. A video he posted showing his hands trying to pick up medication while shaking went viral. Within days, a 3D printing community assembled on the platform to invent a dispenser that can isolate a single pill.

Psychic predictions for 2021: Collapse of EU, war and Trump ‘will become more powerful’

1. Collapse of the EU and the UK’s booming economy

The psychic, who runs Psychics.co.uk, has previously .

He has now said the EU is facing a much more uncertain future, with the possibility of more member states leaving the economic bloc.

Mr Hamilton-Parker said: “The American and European economies will falter dragging down other economies around the world.

“I’ve spoken before about the break up of Europe sometime after Brexit. We will see the start in 2021.”

The British economy, however, will suffer a short retraction after Brexit followed by “steady improvement”, according to the psychic.

Life after death: Man believes he saw Hell in visions of the afterlife

Whether there is anything after our current existence is a matter of mystery. However, one man, who gives his name as just Jeff, believes he now has an answer about life after death.

Following a car accident, Jeff believes he saw Hell, which was rushing towards him as the car was crashing.

The man said he could feel a thousand arms clinging for him in his experience of the afterlife.

However, he said could not see their faces as he described the event as “very ethereal.”

Jeff wrote on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF): “I was at the edge of a cliff stepping into a deep abyss of darkness filled with thousands of people with their arms outstretched to me.

“I could see no faces but I saw the arms outstretched.

“As I began to step into the void, I was snatched back from the edge by an unseen force and I heard the words, ‘It is not your time; I am not through with you yet.’

“The very next moment my wife was pulling me from the car and resuscitating me.”

Jeff then said he was back in reality, but says the experience has left him convinced of life after death.

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Researchers, however, are not so certain and believe the phenomenon of NDEs is actually associated with a surge in brain activity.

Scientists from the University of Michigan came to this conclusion after they clinically induced cardiac arrest in rats while simultaneously monitoring their brain activity.

They found a huge surge in brain activity in the final 30 seconds of the rodents’ lives.

Jimo Borjigin, PhD, associate professor of molecular and integrative physiology and associate professor of neurology, said: “This study, performed in animals, is the first dealing with what happens to the neurophysiological state of the dying brain.

“We reasoned that if near-death experience stems from brain activity, neural correlates of consciousness should be identifiable in humans or animals even after the cessation of cerebral blood flow.”

Essentially, if the brain is more active, one might have vivid visions, leading them to believe they had seen the afterlife.

Dr Borjigin added: “The prediction that we would find some signs of conscious activity in the brain during cardiac arrest was confirmed with the data.”