Life on Mars? Alien hunters spot ‘statues’ on the Red Planet – shock claim

By analysing images from , some conspiracy theorists believe they have spotted some odd anomalies on Mars. In the hills of the Red Planet, -hunters spotted what looks like humanoid figures standing in the sandy dunes of the Red Planet. Prominent conspiracy theorist Scott C Waring made the claim, going so far as to describe the statues as Mars’ “Mona Lisa”, and that it is conclusive proof of life on the Red Planet.

Mr Waring wrote on his blog ET Database: “The statue of a woman has a highly detailed green robe, which you can see the folds within it.

“She has long hair down to the shoulders, a thiner waste and her arm is also covered with her robe sleeve up to the wrist area, where the colour of her hand turns to pinkish.

“Her figure is undoubtedly that of a human-like female. The man laying down in front of her also has a green outfit on.

“He has a bald hairless head that is pink. The little child in front of them is less obvious to the untrained eye. He is sitting down, legs forward and arms behind himself.

“This woman on Mars is literally the Mona Lisa of Mars.

“She is flawless in every way, and yet even this evidence is not enough to convince some.”

Despite Mr Waring’s claims that the picture from NASA’s Curiosity Rover is conclusive proof that there is life elsewhere in the solar system, he believes the space agency is purposefully misleading the public regarding alien knowledge.

The enthusiast continued on his website: “It is obvious to me that no photo, regardless of how clear or how close the evidence is, will never bring about disclosure.

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“NASA really doesn’t care about finding life, or proving that life once existed on other planets.

“They only want to drip feed the public boring science facts to satisfy the publics curiosity. Its called the trickle down theory and NASA perfected it.

“There is no doubt in my mind that this is a ancient fossil.”

8chan dumped by service known for hosting racist sites

Epik, the domain registrar and hosting provider that frequently steps in to help deplatformed far-right hate sites get back online, has drawn the line at 8chan.

The domain name company’s controversial CEO, Rob Monster, posted a statement on Epik’s website on Tuesday. In the post, Monster explains that Epik — a company that hosts the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer — has decided to not provide hosting-related services to 8chan.

“In cases whereby Epik identifies a particular publisher as being under-equipped to properly enforce its own Terms of Service, Epik reserves the right to deny service,” says Epik’s statement. “Upon careful consideration of the recent operating history of 8Chan, and in the wake of tragic news in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend, Epik has elected to not provide content delivery services to 8Chan.” 

This move leaves 8chan with few, if any, friendly hosting security service providers that will enable the site to stay up.

Monster continued to clarify that it wasn’t the extremist content that Epik has a problem with, it’s the inability for 8chan to properly moderate the website.

“This is largely due to the concern of inadequate enforcement and the elevated possibility of violent radicalization on the platform,” the statement says.

After a mass shooter killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas over the weekend, the shooter’s ties to the online imageboard 8chan were discovered. After immense public pressure, Cloudflare, a web services company that provided 8chan with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack protection, ended its relationship with 8chan, effectively taking it down.

8chan found itself back online Monday morning using a Cloudflare competitor owned by Epik called Bitmitigate. However, soon after, Bitmitigate’s service host, Voxility, terminated its contract with the security provider. This move not only knocked 8chan back offline, but took down Bitmitigate and its hosted websites, such as The Daily Stormer, as well.

While 8chan’s domain is currently not resolving, the site has made its way back online directly via its unsecure, unencrypted IP address. 

Bitmitigate has since restored its services as well.

On Gab.com, a far right social network that Epik provides domain registration services for, Monster explained the company’s decision even further. 

“We did make the election to not route 8Chan, though we are their registrar,” wrote Monster. “The reason for this is due to concerns about the lack of adequate moderation of a completely anonymous website.”

The Epik CEO also states that while Epik will not provide hosting-related services for 8chan’s content, it will continue to provide registrar services for the website’s 8ch.net domain.

Much like 8chan, Gab found refuge for its domain at Epik after Godaddy cut ties with the site due to its links to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter. 

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Woman Suffers Severe Burns After Phone Charger Zaps Her Necklace

Doctors are sounding a warning over cellphone chargers after a 19-year-old Michigan woman suffered second-degree burns to her neck reportedly after her charger conducted an electrical current through her chain necklace.

The incident was detailed in a case report in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, which emphasizes the risk to children and adolescents and highlighted the safety concerns surrounding off-brand charging products.

The report, published July 17, said the young woman was taken to the pediatric emergency department at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a severe burn around her neck.

“She was lying in bed wearing a chain necklace, with the charger underneath her pillow and plugged into an electrical outlet, when she felt a sudden burning sensation and severe pain around her neck,” the report said.

“She likely sustained an electrical injury from the charger as it came in contact with her necklace, causing a burn.”

The young woman was released on the same day after treatment and was prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection.

The report’s lead author, Dr. Carissa Bunke, a pediatrician at the University of Michigan hospital, said in a statement that generic electronics chargers could cause burns and electrocutions, so parents should be cautious. 

“Teens and adolescents are particularly at risk of injury due to their frequent mobile device use. They should be advised to not sleep with their phones or mobile devices charging in bed and avoid leaving the charger plugged in when it is not connected to a phone.”

The Annals of Emergency Medicine report said several companies had investigated the difference in safety and quality of generic versus Apple-branded chargers, with the findings indicating the majority of off-brand chargers failed basic safety testing. 

HuffPost spoke Friday with technicians at several electronics and phone repair stores who were unable to provide details about the specific health risks of using off-brand chargers. However, the resounding advice was to stick to the branded products. 

Rob Wang at WhatTheFone iPhone Repair Fix in Brisbane, Australia, said that generic brand chargers could also cause damage to the phone itself. 

“I always say it’s better to buy the original cable,” Wang said. “It’s not expensive, $29 from the Apple store instead of $10 from Target or Kmart, so it’s better to just buy the original cable.”

Eddie Prestopine, manager of CPR Cell Phone Repair in Shreveport, Louisiana, told ABC affiliate KTBS3 he had multiple customers a day report burns to clothing or skin using uncertified chargers.

“There are different types of cables, you have Apple certified and non-certified. Apple has a tiny chip that corresponds with the phone; if it doesn’t have the chip it could bring too much power to the phone and overheat it,” he told KTBS3.

Another incident cited by the case report described a young man who was thrown from his bed when using an original Apple-brand cord that came into contact with a chain he was wearing.

The authors urged families to educate themselves about the safe use of charging devices.

This article has been updated with comment from store technicians.

AdultFriendFinder review 2019: A porn-tastic hookup site for open-minded people

The title AdultFriendFinder has wholesome energy on its face, but beyond that seemingly-innocent link lies a site that makes millennial hookup apps look PG.

Moving to a new city or working at a new job where you don’t know anybody can seriously be depressing, especially if you’re already introverted as it is. What are you supposed to do? Go sit at the bar by yourself? And talk to strangers?

Then comes the lightbulb idea: You can make friends online! If online dating is so popular and successful, there’s no way that there aren’t a few legit sites where you can make adult friends in your area with similar interests. Hmm, AdultFriendFinder.com sounds familiar.

So you’re on your lunch break at work, type in the URL, and the next thing you know, you’re frantically closing the tab and hoping nobody walked behind you for that split second.

Review: AdultFriendFinder is *not* what you think it is

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Our point: AdultFriendFinder is not what you think it is.

Friends with benefits, but less games

Made quite obvious by the words blatantly plastered across the main page pictured above, AdultFriendFinder is where you can go to “join the world’s largest sex and swinger community.” (That photo is actually a video of a girl talking, so you may want to mute your computer or put on headphones before your click.)

AdultFriendFinder is one of the most well-known sites for finding quick sexual encounters, regular hookups, and literally anything else even remotely related to sex. The unfiltered, rowdy match feed, jumble of explicit photos, and stimulating calls-to-action offering all types of sex makes is heaven for anyone looking for a good time — and hell for someone who was genuinely trying to make platonic friends. 

On average, AdultFriendFinder attracts an average of 25 million visits per month. For reference, eharmony sees just over four million visits per month — so yeah, AFF is big. The majority of traffic originates from the United States (over 50%), followed by visitors from the United Kingdom and Canada (totaling 80 million users worldwide). The site ranks in the top 50 of all adult sites in the U.S. (including porn sites) and seems to be holding strong, despite reports of data breaches as recently as 2016

Unfortunately, the numbers that most people want to know — the male to female ratio — are hard to find. (Even AskMen couldn’t find those stats). There’s speculation that this is because there are significantly more men than women on the site, and AdultFriendFinder would likely be worried about scaring off newcomers with the whole “sausage party” vibe. It’s heaven for straight men, hit-or-miss for straight women and queer men, and likely an actual hellscape for queer women. This split isn’t officially confirmed, though, and there are clearly enough women to keep the site up and running.

This site is all about sex

If you’re 100% over being grilled with relationship questions on traditional dating sites like EliteSingles and OkCupid, AdultFriendFinder is your golden ticket to instant communication. Registering takes literally 30 seconds — they require nothing from you aside from an email address, a username, a password, and an introduction. Though they don’t require a bio or a picture, it’s probably best to add a few to up your chances for messages and flirtation, especially if you’re looking for something super specific, as you’re more likely to be contacted by people looking for the same thing.

This a real screenshot from AdultFriendFinder.

This a real screenshot from AdultFriendFinder.

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I guess it’s comforting to know that some people on here care about what’s on the inside as well. 

After you register, you’ll see that there are a ton of options to completely personalize your account (way more than I expected for a hookup site, honestly). The more you fill out, the more attractive your profile will be to new viewers. There are the basic physical appearance questions about eye and hair color, and since I identified as a woman, cup size was an option. (If you identify as a man, I’m sure you can guess what question they ask.) 

There’s also a personality test that seemed pretty close to something you’d see on Match or eharmony, and I guess it’s comforting to know that some people on here care about what’s on the inside as well. 

One of the funniest forms was the “Purity Test,” featuring 100 hilariously-worded questions about how far you’re willing to go sexually. It felt like the sexy 20 questions game that you’d play with your middle school crush when neither of you know how to flirt, but I guess this information is pertinent when you’re on a site that’s all about sex.

There’s no real matching strategy other than the basic info on physical appearances, so don’t get your hopes up when it comes to finding a lasting connection or kindred soul — but hey, if you’re on the site for the same reasons most other people are, that stuff won’t really matter anyway. *Shrug*

Finding a match

Like a traditional dating site, AdultFriendFinder gives you a collage of potential matches at the top of your personal home page. (I had nearly 95,000 possible matches just from putting in my zip code.) These will be random right after you sign up, but you can opt to update your preferences to refine your results: Choose your preferred gender(s), age range, location and mile radius, race, sexual orientation, body type, and marital status. They’ll let you know who’s online when you are, which matches are closest to you, new people who liked or messaged you, and all of that good stuff.

Your personal feed will be pretty intense: You barely have to scroll before you see naked parts. Depending on whether you set your preferences to men, women, or both, you’ll see all of that stuff up close, personal, swinging around, in action — you name it, it’ll pop up. 

AdultFriendFinder is basically like a PornHub that you can interact with. We probably don’t have to say this, but AdultFriendFinder is NSFW and not safe to be on while kids are in the room. Some videos will be blurred out and read “Naughty video” until you upgrade to a Gold Membership, but trust me — I started out with the free version, and you still get to a see a lot.  

It’s like a PornHub that you can interact with.

The message section is set up similarly to a Gmail account, and you can mark things as read or important just as you would on a real email. How professional. You’ll also receive messages instantly, which is definitely a confidence boost even though you know they’re probably just looking for one thing. Some will be raunchy (I received messages from guys asking to meet up and get it on before I even uploaded my photos) but some are genuinely friendly. 

You can tell who took the time to look at your profile and who is sending the same thing to everyone, but it’s nice to see that there is a range. I’ve received messages just as aggressive on Tinder, so unless you’ve never been on a dating site ever in your life, you won’t be too shocked. 

Unlike more traditional dating sites, these people don’t need to talk and get to know you for months before meeting. If you’re tired of things moving too slowly or need a change of pace, it’s pretty awesome to know you can immediately make plans for each night of the week.

It’s actually not that bad, though

Once you get past the in-your-face sexplosion of naked profile pictures, questionable profile names (many involve the number 69), and explicit videos, there are actually an impressive number of resources to help make your experience as satisfying as possible. Some will cost money even outside of the paid subscription, which kinda sucks. 

Aside from the NSFW content, the website is extremely user friendly (although in need of a redesign). Every feature is advertised in big letters, notifications are displayed clearly with labels, and you don’t really have to click around to find anything. This makes it super accessible for users of all ages, even those who aren’t tech savvy and can’t even figure out Facebook. Everything’s a little jumbled, but you figure it out after messing around for a few minutes.

Here’s a quick list of some of the many things you can do:

  • Request friends

  • Direct messaging and emailing: You can do this without being friends

  • Flirt: It’s like a poke on Facebook to let someone know you’re interested if you’re too nervous to message first

  • Send virtual gifts

  • Play the “Hot or Not” game: The flirty version of MySpace’s Top 8

  • Watch videos of people in your feed — be aware of your surroundings for these

  • Start a blog

  • Watch live broadcasts: No, these are not news segments

  • Adult chat rooms: Topics vary greatly. You can talk to married couples, find other couples, talk to people around the world, or hit up the site’s “love doctors” to get help with a failing relationship

  • Join groups: These can get extremely specific, so you’re likely to find one in your niche interest.

  • Photo contests including LGBT-themed ones for Pride Month

  • Buy courses from the Sex Academy: Online instructional videos for anal sex, oral sex, how to meet women online, and more. (Note: These cost extra outside of the paid membership.)

AdultFriendFinder is like your friend at the bar who just wants you to get laid. 

As scary as it is to be bombarded with naked bodies, I give props to the creators for being so pro-sex and honestly, so helpful. It’s obvious that they want to help their users to have a good time. AdultFriendFinder is like your outgoing friend at the bar who just wants you to get laid and who can introduce you to tons of people with similar interests.

You can join topic-specific chat rooms and groups, or download online courses from the Sex Academy to learn new sex skills or tips on how to talk to people online. You can also watch videos and live broadcasts people have posted, which might be alarming at first — but AdultFriendFinder knows that watching videos of real people that you could possibly meet in real life is way more satisfying than porn.

Another bonus is that AdultFriendFinder is like the dating site version of New York City — AKA it never sleeps. You’ll find people who work the regular 9-5, people who work the night shift, and people in other time zones, so it’s nearly impossible to log on and not have a ton of people to talk to. AdultFriendFinder is like the booty call that’s always awake when you text them.

AskMen’s review (among others) gave AdultFriendFinder serious kudos:

“A full-fledged sexual haven in the online dating world, Adult Friend Finder continues to attract a growing number of members as well as improve over time as it adds new, sexually enticing features. The site accommodates users with all varieties of sexual intentions, making it ridiculously easy to meet others and interact online, engage in cyber sex, and arrange in-person casual hookups. With so many members, an abundance of unparalleled features, and a completely non-judgmental, sexually unrestrictive environment, Adult Friend Finder has been and continues to be one of the best online dating sites out there, most prominently in the casual hookup category.”

AdultFriendFinder is like the booty call that’s always awake when you text them.

This reddit thread is a great chance to see how people use the site IRL who aren’t writing a review or getting paid to hype it up. It actually seems like a lot of people use it for slightly more than a hookup and are looking for similar interests, intelligence, and a profile that doesn’t look like the main page of Redtube. The girl who created the thread even mentions that there are way less weirdos than you’d expect from a site that looks like this. Sure, there are a ton of profiles that will send you crude messages during business hours while you’re thinking “Aren’t you at work?” But there are a decent handful of sweet people who genuinely just want to have a conversation, meet up for dinner, or flirt with you without being gross. Friendly conversation without feeling violated is possible. And what’s nice is that the site is an invitation to be open with your intentions, so consent can be addressed freely.

Paid memberships are where things get interesting

Yes, you can do a lot on the site without paying a cent: You can message people, reply to emails, and visit most profiles and chat rooms. You know, all of the basic stuff. But just a few clicks on AdultFriendFinder can send you deep down the rabbit hole, and a lot of that juicier hidden content can only be unlocked with a paid membership (called the Gold membership) or by earning points.

Points are AdultFriendFinder’s non-monetary currency. If you’re a free member, you’ll have to earn points through on-site activity to unlock stuff that’s exclusive to paying members. It’s kind of like a game, with points acting like dollar bills at the strip club. You can “tip” updates, photos, or videos from a member that you like, buy “bling” (which is basically a badge that makes you look cooler), watch racy videos that are usually blurred out or access other exclusive site content, or “buy” a Gold membership for a month. The more points you have, the more you get out of the site.

Review: AdultFriendFinder is *not* what you think it is

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But all of that stuff takes a really long time, and is honestly just a hassle. If you want access to all those features, just pay for a Gold membership and upgrade.

If you’re a guy looking for girls, a Gold membership is pretty much the standard. While researching on Reddit, we found a few girls who said they won’t meet a guy unless he’s a Gold member. A Gold membership puts a little bit more credibility behind someone’s profile and makes the entire encounter a little less threatening. It’s easier to believe that someone’s a real person if they’re a paying, active member of the site, and it’s nice to know that they’re taking it slightly seriously. Plus, if you see a picture or profile that looks like it’s five years old, it really might be — there are a ton of non-active profiles from old members and escorts still lingering on the site. 

If you find yourself spending more quality time on the site than you expected, becoming a paid member is definitely something to consider. Once you’re paying, you basically become royalty on the site: Your profile will appear way higher in searches, you can use the most advanced searches, and you can read emails and message to your heart’s content (messages and emails are limited with a free account). 

A Gold membership can unlock everything that the site has to offer, including unlimited messaging, profiles with private photo albums, and video profiles that are only available for Gold members as well. A general rule is that increased involvement and payment on your end generally equals more success on the website, as your constant activity and heightened search-ability makes it way easier for others to find you. Plus, you’ll just get bored with the free features after a while.

Like every other dating site, prices for a Gold memberships get cheaper the longer your subscription is: Get one month for $39.95, three months for $26.95 per month, or 12 months for $20 per month. Datingsitereviews.com user Carmel Jones says that it’s “not cheap, but worth the cost.”

Good for: Open-minded people looking for a quick hookup

This is pretty obvious, but AdultFriendFinder is ace for people who want a quick hook up, people who are in a sexual rut, people who are tired of porn, and people who find sites like eharmony to be lame. Those long compatibility tests can be exhausting, and sometimes you just wanna skip the small talk and have sex. It’s gonna get kinky out there, and that’s great for those who are dying to blow off steam and are in need of someone who will respond well to a sexy message. It also might be a good place for people who are freshly out of a breakup and in need of attention.

Did we mention it’s also a huge confidence boost? People are so active on this site, it’s impossible not to feel adored. Just seeing the notifications of users wanting to talk to you will make your heart flutter, and you’ll start to loosen up. Even if you’re rejected a few times, you’ll learn which opening lines and flirty comments work and which don’t, making you a smoother operator. But since the site is aimed toward casual encounters and not serious relationships, the whole rejection thing isn’t nearly as prevalent. 

It may look like a billboard for a strip club on the side of a highway, but don’t judge a dating site by it’s cover.

AdultFriendFinder‘s pro-sex, judgment-free environment means it’s open to everyone and highly inclusive, no matter your gender identity or sexual orientation. The variety of people on this thing is so massive that it’s nearly impossible to not to meet someone.

As with all dating sites, catfishing is a big buzzkill. Your chances of being pursued are way higher if you have a lot of pictures of the same person (AKA you), videos, and a genuine profile that lets people know they’re not dealing with something sketchy. Even if you’ve had bad luck with online dating in the past, AdultFriendFinder is the place to 100% be yourself. 

The site may look like a billboard for a strip club on the side of a highway, but don’t judge a dating site by it’s cover, y’all. If you’re willing to look past the questionable design choices, AdultFriendFinder can seriously expand your sexual horizons and introduce you to individuals you never would have met otherwise.

Bad for: Cynics and people looking for an actual friendship/relationship

You know those warnings that thrill rides at amusement parks are required to put up that tell people who get dizzy easily or have heart problems to not get on the ride? AdultFriendFinder could use something like that. This site is not for the faint of heart — if you’re a cynic, conservative by any means, get sketched out easily, or simply aren’t a fan of dick pics, you’re probably going to hate it. If you appreciate a well-crafted, aesthetically pleasing website that feels safe — no matter how badly you want to have sex — then this dating site is probably not for you. Nothing is left to the imagination here, and it’s definitely not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. You have got to be open minded.

AdultFriendFinder is not the place to be if you’re trying to make friends, unless “with benefits” is tacked onto the end. Every inch of the site screams “this website is used to have sex,” and you should really listen to that. You might get a date out of it, but don’t expect the person to introduce you to their parents. 

But this isn’t to say that meaningful connections or finding a genuine Adult Friend (get it?) is impossible. Reddit member SecretGirlIdentity, who claims to have been a Gold member of AdultFriendFinder for four years, responded with this after being asked if she’s ever met a guy she actually liked on AdultFriendFinder:

“Yes! The majority of the guys I’ve actually met IRL are guys that I’ve liked. I mentioned earlier that I’m still friends with a few of them, even though our having a more-than-friendship relationship didn’t work out. […] If you mean “liked” as in “liked-liked” (in highschool speak), yes to that, too. But, just like with people you meet in more traditional ways, the ones you like aren’t always the ones who like you back. :-(“

The downsides

The entire website looks like it’s one of those “Meet hot singles in your area” ads that pops up when you’re illegally streaming a movie. Seriously, it’s bad. Even though the website is totally legit, the pictures, word choice, and exclamation points everywhere scream “scam.” 

We’re not knocking a quick hookup or no-strings-attached relations — this isn’t about morals. Genitals are quite literally in your face from the moment you make an account, and that’s just not endearing. There are chiller ways to go about insinuating that this is a hookup website without feeling like you’re trapped in a sex dungeon with all of these people you don’t know. I suppose I can see the appeal if you’re really in the mood (or not used to the minimalistic setup of millennial dating apps), but it was a little much.

I really tried, but I could not get past the fact that the entire site looks like it’s about to invite five viruses to your computer. It looks shady as hell. We’re talking terrible graphics that look like they were made on Microsoft Paint and pictures of women who look like they’re from Pornhub in 2007.

The fact that it asks you to register for something every few seconds of scrolling is also a little overbearing. Yes, hot singles are actually in your area this time, but AdultFriendFinder’s web developers could do so much to up the legitimacy and make more people take it seriously. 

A smartphone app was recently added to the lineup (it took them until 2019, but okay) with a small nuance in the name: The iPhone and Android app, All FriendFinder looks like a copycat app, but it’s really just AFF doing some weird naming thing. (At least they got the initials right.) Despite the fact that a mobile app makes things more convenient, users aren’t psyched. The app has a 1.8-star rating on the App Store, and in-app screenshots prove that it’s really crappy experience. Kudos to them for getting with the times, but the app is just about as worthless as it was when it didn’t exist.

The alternatives

Surprisingly, AdultFriendFinder is one of the more tame hookup sites out there. While other hookup sites have names like FreeSnapMilfs.com, Fuckswipe.com, and Instabang.com, AdultFriendFinder will be the one you actually won’t mind showing up in your Google search history. Most have the same general idea, which is to find sexual partners, have cyber sex, etc, but with names like those, the authenticity is way too questionable. AdultFriendFinder is one of the biggest players in world of legitimate adult dating/hookup sites and boasts a way larger and more diverse audience than a lot of these newer sites.

No matter how in the mood you are, your hungry eyes may not be able to look past AFF’s heinous, scammy interface. Singles who appreciate a trustworthy, aesthetically-pleasing UX design may like Pure: an app that keeps things anonymous with spur-of-the-moment booty call and then encourages you to pretend like you’re strangers afterward. Kind of like a Snapchat for sex, your uploaded selfies, personal info, and conversations with others self destruct every 60 minutes. The app will send the hookup version of an Uber request to anyone else who’s close and ready to rumble, and you can choose what information to disclose from there. This artsy, hella millennial app is fast, no nonsense, and the blueprint of what a hookup app should be. (They quite literally call refer to themselves as “The Hookup App,” so.) 

If sexting internationally sounds like it would wet your whistle, iHookup can get you in touch with a load of flirty people in other timezones. The title is much more explicit, but the main page encourages “casual dating based on physical attraction” rather than mentioning the words “horny” and “sex” multiple times. There’s also a smartphone app, which is a huge leg up on AFF — but it’s just hard to beat AFF’s empire and army of users.

The final verdict

AdultFriendFinder is possibly the easiest most low pressure way to find a friends-with-benefits situation without insulting anyone. Everyone is pretty much there for the same reason, so you don’t have to worry about feelings getting involved or a couple not being on the same page. However, that freedom comes with a price, which is feeling like you’re one of those people who falls for a “Click here to chat with hot singles in your area” pop-up. 

Some people aren’t cut out for this straightforward, nothing-left-to-the-imagination setup with grammar mistakes all over the place. But anyone with an open mind could easily have the time of their life on AdultFriendFinder. It offers an impressive amount of ways to connect with people, explore your kinks, and blow off steam in a completely judgment-free zone. I’ve never seen a website with quite so many different ways to get busy and meet people who happen to be into the same niche thing as you. And honestly, it’s such a plus — nobody should feel bad for being a sexual god or goddess.

If you’re brave enough to jump into the action, you can register for AdultFriendFinder here. Good luck out there — and don’t try this at work. .

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2020 candidates directly call out Trump in the wake of two mass shootings

America has had 251 mass shootings in the 216 days of 2019, and with each devastating news cycle it gets harder and harder to accept the fact that President Donald Trump tweets “thoughts and prayers” instead of taking any real action on gun control.

In the wake of a recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and another in Dayton, Ohio — which took place in the same 24-hour period — 2020 presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg are stepping up to directly call out Trump’s inaction and the impact that his hateful rhetoric has on this country.

After reports that 20 people had been killed and more than two dozen had been injured in a mass shooting that took place in a shopping center, O’Rourke made his way home to El Paso.

In an interview with CNN, the 2020 candidate bluntly called out Trump’s past actions toward immigrants and said of the president, “He is a racist and he stokes racism in this country and it does not just offend our sensibilities; it fundamentally changes the character of this country. And it leads to violence.”

O’Rourke also referenced reports from the El Paso Police Department, which claim that a hate-filled, anti-immigrant manifesto may be linked to the shooter. And in a later interview, O’Rourke said that he believes President Trump is a “white nationalist.”

In her own response to the two shootings, Sen. Harris tweeted a message to Trump on gun violence.

“Have the courage to act. Do something. Do something. Because when I’m elected president, I’m going to do something,” Harris can be seen saying in the clip.

She also noted that prayers are not enough in tragic times like these, and that it’s crucial we take action to prevent mass shootings from happening again.

Like O’Rourke, Sen. Cory Booker spoke out about Trump’s use of words like “infestation” and “shithole countries.” He also acknowledged Trump’s past refusal to condemn the actions of Neo-Nazis and white supremacists. 

“Trump is giving license to this kind of violence. He’s responsible,” Booker tweeted.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren also tweeted in response to the shootings, writing, “We need to call out the president himself for advancing racism and white supremacy.”

And Mayor Pete Buttigieg questioned whether President Trump would “leave his gold resort, go back to Washington, address the nation, condemn — in no uncertain terms— white nationalism, and call for the Senate to convene” to enact gun safety reforms ASAP.

Bernie Sanders also called out the need to “come together and reject this dangerous culture of bigotry espoused by Trump and his allies,” while many others tweeted about the need for stronger gun control and urged Congress and the Senate to take action.

The fact that several 2020 candidates made the effort to use their platforms to directly address Trump on his favorite social media site was especially powerful. As Trump’s opponents continue to call him out for inaction, he’s remained relatively quiet on social media. 

His last tweet, which came four hours before the time of writing this article, simply said “God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God Bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.”

We’re far beyond well-meaning, powerless tweets at this point, Trump.

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Asteroid apocalypse WARNING: Rock bigger than Empire State Building shooting towards Earth

The object, known as Asteroid 2006 QQ23, is expected to skim past Earth within a week. The celestial body is around 570 metres in diameter and is one of around six asteroids of this size that come by Earth each year. NASA has dispelled concerns that the rock – which has been branded as “potentially hazardous” – will hit Earth.

Planetary defence officers for NASA Lindley Johnson and Kelly Fast told CNN that there is nothing to fear.

Ms Fast said: “It’s the ones we don’t know about that we’re concerned about.”

Mr Johnson even said the asteroid was “more or less benign”.

The asteroid is expected to skim past Earth at a distance of 7.4 million kilometres on August 10.

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An asteroid of this magnitude could destroy an enormous area of Earth.

A significantly smaller meteor which was just 17 metres wide exploded near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in 2013, injuring about 1,000 people.

Objects similar to Asteroid 2003 QQ23 frequently venture relatively close to Earth.

Around six rocks of the same volume approach Earth each year.

NASA said there are 900 asteroids with a diameter more than one kilometre orbiting Earth around the Sun, while the biggest is nearly 34 kilometres wide.

The US space administration and other countries’ agencies catalogue and track space objects.

According to NASA, if any object passes too close to Earth then it would launch a space campaign to deflect the object.

One of the “asteroid hunters” said there could be space rocks they don’t know about which could pose a threat to Earth.

MH370 bombshell: Why investigator thinks captain ‘not confident in co-pilot’s ability’

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur Airport on March 8, 2014, destined for Beijing, China with 239 people on board. However, the jet last communicated with air traffic control at 1.19am, before mysteriously vanishing over the South China Sea. Radar and satellite data showed how the aircraft suddenly changed course and flew back across Malaysia before turning south of Penang and then towards the southern Indian Ocean.

Leading air crash investigator Christine Negroni claimed during her book “The Crash Detectives” that Mr Shah may not have been in the cockpit when disaster struck.

Ms Negroni believes the plane suffered a sudden depressurisation while the experienced captain was taking a bathroom break.

She wrote last year: “I find it logical to assume that Zaharie visited the business-class bathroom near the flight deck that is also used by the flight crew.

“In this and all the airline’s 777’s bathrooms, a drop-down mask is there to provide oxygen in the case of depressurisation. 

Captain Zaharie Shah may not have been confident in his co-pilot

Captain Zaharie Shah may not have been confident in his co-pilot (Image: YOUTUBE)

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing five years ago

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing five years ago (Image: GETTY)

’m guessing Zaharie wasn’t confident in Fariq’s ability to handle the emergency

Chrstine Negroni

“Imagine what it would have been like for Zaharie to see the yellow plastic cup bob down after depressurisation. 

“He would have been momentarily rattled, but with his experience, he would have realised immediately what had happened and what needed to be done.”

However, rather than stay in the bathroom with an oxygen mask, Ms Negroni believes the captain headed back to the cockpit.

She claims he made this choice as he did not think his co-pilot could handle the situation.

She added: “He had to make a choice – try to get back to the cockpit without supplemental oxygen, or remain in the bathroom and wait for Fariq to get the plane to a lower altitude and rejoin him on the flight deck.”

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239 people were on board the doomed flight

239 people were on board the doomed flight (Image: GETTY)

“I’m guessing Zaharie wasn’t confident in Fariq’s ability to handle the emergency and chose the former course of action.

“But the effects of oxygen deprivation would have been crippling for Zaharie, air would have been exploding from his respiratory and digestive systems.

“He would have struggled to get out of the bathroom. Perhaps he looked for a flight attendant or a portable oxygen tank.

“Perhaps he stopped to assess the situation in the cabin. Perhaps he retained focus and moved quickly to the cockpit door.”

However, Ms Negroni believes the captain may have felt heightened effects over lack of oxygen.

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MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014

MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014 (Image: WIKI)

No on on board MH370 has been found yet

No on on board MH370 has been found yet (Image: GETTY)

She continued: “The distance between the bathroom and the cockpit s just a few steps, but like Fariq, Zaharie was a smoker and probably more susceptible to the effects of oxygen deprivation.

“If he got out of the bathroom, if he got down the narrow corridor, if he got to the door of the cockpit without losing consciousness, another challenge would have awaited him.

“The cockpit door unlocks automatically when cabin altitude is lost. Would Zaharie have remembered that?

“Or did he, by force of habit, stop outside the door and enter the code? 

“Did he lose precious seconds struggling to remember a passcode he did not need?”

Families hope they will soon get the answers

Families hope they will soon get the answers (Image: GETTY)

Ms Negroni also detailed her entire theory on what she belives happened while Zaharie was apparently out of the cockpit.

She wrote: “My theory is that an electrical malfunction knocked out the systems on the Boeing 777 and that the plane lost pressurisation incapacitating the pilots.

“Whatever happened, it could not have caused damage serious enough to affect the airworthiness of the plane, since it flew on until running out of fuel many hours later.

“Likely, the men in the cockpit were overcome by the altitude sickness known as hypoxia, which robbed them of the ability to think clearly and land the plane safely.

“Many of the links in the bizarre chain of events that night can be explained by hypoxia, because past cases have shown how rapidly those who fall victim to it turn imbecilic.”

However, this idea is just one theory among hundreds of others proposed over the last five years.

Some state the plane was hijacked, either by terrorists on board or through remote cyber hacking.

While more outrageous ideas have claimed the plane was a “flying bomb” due to the cargo of five tonnes of mangosteens and 221kg of lithium-ion batteries.

Over the years there have been all sorts of claims over possible sightings, from Maldive islanders to oil rig workers in Vietnam.

However, we are still no closer to knowing the truth.

Hikers Call Cops After Mistaking Traffic Sounds For Wild Pig Chasing Them

Two lost hikers were left feeling a little sheepish after calling for help over what they thought was an aggressive “wild pig” chasing them down.

In reality, the sound that the pair mistook for vicious grunting and snorting was actually nearby cars going over a rumble strip on the road, according to a news release this week from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

According to the department, a woman called 911 from inside Government Canyon State Park around 11:30 p.m. on June 21, saying that she had climbed a tree to get away from an animal that had been growling and following her. She was ultimately put in touch with a park police officer, and “urged him to please hurry because an animal she believed to be a wild pig was nearby and growling.”

The officer initially had trouble finding her, but managed to get to her location after she sent him her location via a text message on her iPhone. Once there, the officer found that she was in the tree with another person, but there was no sign of any wild pig. However, the officer did hear a car drive over a nearby rumble strip, and asked the hikers if that was the sound they were talking about. It was.

“Embarrassed by the misperceived threat, the lost hikers were reassured by the officer that the unknown can be scary and their reaction surprisingly common,” the release states.

Bizarre mix-ups like this one often lead people to call 911 and feel a bit ridiculous after. Earlier this year, deputies in Oregon responded to a report of a possible home invasion after a house sitter said that someone was inside the home’s bathroom. The intruder turned out to be a Roomba.

And last year, a woman in England called police after she heard sounds that made her suspect a burglar was in her home, but officers found only a “rogue squirrel.”

UFO Moon base: Did NASA satellite spot alien UFO Tycho Crater Moon base?

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is an unmanned probe orbiting the Moon for the past decade.NASA’s space probe has in that time created detailed lunar maps identifying future landing sites, monitoring potential lunar resources. However, a self-proclaimed alien life expert has claimed LRO has now made its greatest discovery yet, sighting numerous UFO bases on the surface of the Moon.

Self-styled ET expert Scott Waring took to his etdatatbase.com blog to speculate about his higly-dubious alien UFO discovery.

Mr Waring wrote: “I was looking through Tycho crater and found this really interesting alien structures.

“Each is a different shape and size. Most are about 2,000 to 2,600ft (600 to 800m) across so they are big, but appear small in the photo.

“The white shininess of the alien structures seems to be a defence mechanism so they will not be seen as easily.”

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The intelligent alien life conspiracy theorist likens the technology to the radar-resistant coating used by the US military’s B-2 Stealth Bomber.

Mr Waring added: “I found this white ceramic structure, which has luckily caught in the shadow a little bit, allowing us to see its detail.

“They are deliberately difficult to see because it is alien technology.”

Another supposed alien structure discovered by Waring is a little different, boasting a long window on its side.

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He said: “This is one huge disk, which probably can fly through space.”

This, he attempts to explain, fuses intelligent design natural influences.

He added: “Growing their buildings and ships because its easier and faster.

“If humanity can make it to Tycho crater, I am sure the technology there, the bases and the ships will be enough to save the human race and allow us to make new homes across the universe.”

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The controversial NASA LRO alien Moon base images caused scores of viewers to post comments on YouTube.

Summer Brooks wrote: “Magnetic anomalies or mageuzed rocks exist in the surface if the moon.

“Although the moon has no magnetosphere, itself, these highly magnetic rocks have been verified by NASA scientists.”

However, Muttaxe is less than convinced by the blurry NASA photos, commenting: “Absolutely everything you showed here is only the Sun reflecting light off Moon rocks.”

MH370 BOMBSHELL: Pilot was in control during shock U-turn claims crash expert

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on March 8 2014 whilst on its way to Beijing. In total 239 passengers and crew were on the aeroplane at the time when it disappeared. According to aviation author and pilot Sylvia Wringley the pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, must have directed a sharp turn away off the aircraft’s scheduled flight.

Speaking to The Sun Online she said: “The simulation results tell us one very important thing: the aircraft was under manual control.

“This was not a pre-programmed route and the autopilot was disengaged.

“For a turn at that bank angle and speed, the bank-angle warnings would have sounded repeatedly and the stick-shaker would have activated about halfway through the turn.

“It would not be easy to fly a controlled turn at that angle, which tells us that the person in control of the aircraft was experienced.”

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Ms Wringley claimed the simulations prove MH370 was travelling at 250 knots during the steep bank angle turn.

However after the initial turn she claims the flight likely followed a set of preset waypoints, and may not have been under pilot control.

The author commented: “It is likely that onboard navigation systems were in use and so it’s impossible to know if someone was in the cockpit and how alert they were.”

Ms Wringley wrote ‘Without a Trace’, a book which investigates aviation disappearances from 1881 to modern times.

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Since the flights disappearance a series of plane fragments, which may be from MH370, have been recovered around the Indian Ocean.

Whilst only three have been confirmed as coming from the stricken aircraft in total more than 30 have been found.

Recently five fragments, which may come from the Malaysia Airliner, were found on the African island of Madagascar.

The search for MH370 has already been the most expensive in aviation history.