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Taking an embarrassing tumble ius all part and parcel of life – but have you ever done something extremely stupid and ended up accidentally injuring yourself? 

A Twitter thread is currently going viral, in which people share the most idiotic injuries they have ever sustained. 

Created by writer and editor Elanor Penny, it's been keeping us amused all morning. 

We are absolutely HOWLING: 

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Sometimes all you need is a little help from your friends. But when you're struggling with mental illness it can seem impossible to face the world outside your bed, never mind ask a friend for help. 

The shame and stigma attached to mental health issues doesn't exactly help either. And it seems to take high profile suicides, such as those of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, for the conversation around depression and anxiety to be pushed into the spotlight. 

But there is hope, as writer Sheila O'Malley found out during her darkest days. 

Taking to Twitter to share her story, O'Malley recalls the period after the death fo her father, when she was plunges into the depths of depression. Moving to a new department, she found herself unable to unpack her boxes. 

 Her good friend David sensed that she was struggling and reached out to help. 

So on a Thursday evening, 10 of her closest friends barged into her apartment. 

Not only did they get to work unpacking her apartment, but there was no judgement for her "inability to do the simplest things". 

While she was overwhelmed and embarrassed at first, the sight of her friends turning her apartment into "Santa's workshop" made her feel loved. 

While the advice of asking for help might seem simple it's far far harded than you might think. Sometimes its not possible at all, and that's were kind friends come in. 

Be that friend. Don't ask for an invitation, it could save a loved one's life, or it could even save your own one day. 

If you've been affected by anything in this article, see here for support and information. 

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Whether we're having a sh*t time at work, going through a painful break-up, or just freaking out for no particular reason, we can always count on our mothers to bring us back down to earth. 

While motherhood brings its fair share of challenges, it seems to also bring an unintentional sense of awkward humour, which, when combined with modern technology, makes for some most hilarious text messages the world has ever seen. 

And it seems not even celebrities are immune from the phenomenon that is 'Mom texts', as proved in Jimmy Kimmel's latest viral video. 

The clip featured some of Hollywood's biggest stars as the read aloud some of the most well-crafted messages they've received from their mothers. 

Anna Faris read a text that said, "My dear Ani, I hope this doesn't wake you. I just want you to know how proud your father and I are of you. As you know know (sic) we truly believe you are the greatest actress of your generation. We do someday hope you transition into dramatic work."

While actor Jack McBrayer shared a sarcastic masterpiece his mam sent him to thank him for a Christmas ornament. 

 "Thank you Jack. Hope you live long enough to see it in person."

Other stars featured in the video include Adam Scott, Kristen Bell, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt, Will Forte. 

You can check out the full clip below: 

 

 

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Internet trends are a funny thing.

From charity trends like the Ice Bucket challenge and the #NoMakeupSelfie, to the pop culture ones like the Kylie Jenner lip challenge… it seems like once a topic is 'trending', many of us will succumb to it.

However, this latest one is probably the most stupid we've seen in a while.

A meme started floating around about two weeks ago, which gave you instructions on how to break your thumb ligament.

Why someone would want to do this – for absolutely no reason whatsoever – we don't know, but lo and behold, people actually started to break their thumbs.

And then tweeted about it:

Just don't do it.

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We literally cannot begin to cope with how ADORABLE this guy is.

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Sam Barsky is an artistic knitter (yep, it's a thing) who creates jumpers that focus on famous places. 

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After Sam creates one of his glorious jumpers, he visits the place it features, and takes a photo of himself. 

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A simple concept, yet it has stolen the hearts of basically the entire Internet. 

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Sam has knitted and visited Times Square, the golden gate bride, and many more tourism hotspots in recent years. 

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Rock and roll Sammy, keep doing your thang! 

 

 

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Last week, Tokyo woke to its first November snowfall since records began.

And, as you’d expect, residents of the Japanese capital were quick to document the occasion on social media with the hashtag “tokyosnow”.

Given the striking nature of the shots, the resulting collection of images has received much attention online and so we’ve gathered some of our favourites for you to explore.

Check them out below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#streetphotography #iphone5 #tokyosnow #streetcrossing #japan #snow #winter

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Feat image: Instagram @chicinkiev 

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There are days when fitness bloggers inspire us to work out and there are days when their perfectly sculpted pictures appear anything but achievable.

This week, fitness guru Ashlie Molstad achieved widespread Internet fame when she challenged this perception of unattainability by revealing the difference posing can make to an Instagrammer’s physique.

Placing an image of herself standing upright while tensing her muscles alongside a photo in which she is sitting in a relaxed position, the 31-year-old perfectly demonstrated how one body can shift from sculpted to seemingly untoned because of differing angles, even when dressed in the same clothes.

In the accompanying caption, Ashlie (or @FoodieGirlFitness) pledged that her followers will always be shown both her “posed, put together, professional side” and her “not so flattering sides”.

“Contrary to what society has taught us to think, our worth isn't measured by how many belly rolls we have, or how many dimples on our booty, or how much jiggle hangs out on our arms,” she wrote.

“Loving ourselves exactly as we are is hard.  Because we've been told for years that we're not good enough until we {insert any of the thousands of ideas of perfection that has been fed to us over the years}.”

“But I call BS.  I say that the real magic happens when we embrace who we are, at every angle and size.” 

Demonstrating that the Internet cannot get enough of the authenticity it is so commonly criticised for lacking, Ashlie’s post has been liked 164,000 times since it was uploaded on Friday.

Among the post’s 9,000 comments, one inspired follower wrote: “This is exactly what young girls need to see!  And even at 25 I needed this reality check.  Thank you so much for being brave enough and posting this.”

 

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We’ve had trampoline loving boxers, robin rescues and history reimagined around a coat, but a pair of teddy bears making their way through the airport is quickly becoming a favoured Christmas ad.

Much to the surprise and delight of holiday enthusiasts, Heathrow Airport has released its first Christmas campaign – a brief documentation of Mr and Mrs Bair’s journey home.

The video features heartwarming moments involving mistletoe, toy passport checks, a lot of paw holding and an all too real struggle with a baggage carousel.

Check it out below:  

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Hundreds of people joined a dog owner for his whippet’s final walk in Cornwall yesterday after an invitation to do so went viral.

Before putting his pet of 18 years to sleep, Mark Woods used social media to encourage people to share Walnut’s last visit to Porth Beach by launching the “WalkWithWalnut” hashtag.

18,000 people have liked Mark’s Facebook post which explains his decision to have Walnut euthanized because of his deteriorating health.

Hours after his final trip to the beach, Walnut passed away.  His owner and friend has since taken to Facebook to thank those who supported him both physically in Cornwall and virtually from around the world.

“Walnut passed away this morning at 11.56am.  The family and our three whippets, Monty, Nelson and Charlie were also in the room,” wrote Mark.  “He went very quickly and in my arms.”

“Thank you to the hundreds of people that attended the walk this morning and to all those that had their own walks with their beloved pets at 9.30am all around the world.”

Those following the movement online have used Twitter to document the impact Walnut’s story has had on them.

“If #walkwithwalnut has done something, it’s restored my faith in the compassion of humanity, in a particularly dreary year,” wrote one person.

“Did our #walkwithwalnut in the mizzly rain, weeping for his family & others who know that pain.  Fly high sweetie,” said another. 

 

 

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Having covered the likes of Coldplay, Garth Brooks and Adele, Coláiste Lurgan is already well established in the Irish music scene.

Combining its students’ linguistic and musical talents once again, the Irish language school recently took on one of 2016’s biggest hits.

Earlier this week, the popular Gaelscoil released its own rendition of Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s This Is What You Came For.

As with all of Coláiste Lurgan’s musical ventures, the track has been translated into Irish and is accompanied by a thought provoking music video.

Check it out below:

 

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A nine-year-old girl has become an Internet sensation after a video of her performing Adele’s Hello in a bid to connect with her late father went viral.

After her mother asked her why she was repeatedly singing the song in her bedroom, Sadiella Shroyer explained that it was her way of apologising to her dad “from the other side”.

In a heart-breaking Instagram post Ami Shroyer wrote:  “This song became popular about the time we lost Mike.  She would sing it over and over in her room, and I asked her one time why she liked this song so much.”

“Her response: ‘I think Daddy can hear me from the other side, and I'm sorry for everything I ever did that was wrong.’”

Ami – who is herself a singer-songwriter – revealed the emotions her daughter’s words evoked in her.

“Broke. My. Heart,” she wrote.  “Still… she loves this song, even if the rest of the world is tired of it…I really really love this girl!”

According to Babble, Sadiella’s dad died in December 2015 after an unexplained obstruction eventually caused him to go into cardiac arrest.

Months later, her grandfather, Ami’s father, died from a brain haemorrhage.

Ami told the site that her family have dealt with those tragedies through a combination of faith and music.

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While Uber has certainly made taxi hailing a hassle-free scenario, getting into its cars is generally a pretty predictable experience.

Unless you land Jonathan Gaurano’s cab, that is.

This week, the LA based taxi driver filled his car with puppies in a bid to surprise his unsuspecting customers.

In a video which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday, Do GOOD Jonathan shared his customers’ reactions as they met the dogs he had borrowed from a shelter.

Check it out below:

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