CNN's Coverage Of A National Tragedy Is So Awful Even These Comedians Can't Keep A Straight Face

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When a CNN correspondent mistakenly identified the suspect in the Boston bombing as a “dark-skinned male,” he started a witchhunt for a missing (and innocent!) Indian college student named Sunil Tripathi. Sunil’s body was found in the Providence River on April 23, 2013. Comedian Hasan Minhaj’s analysis of CNN’s gross mishandling of every aspect of […]

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The Most Badass Tumbleweed I've Ever Seen

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Massoud Hassani was smuggled out of Afghanistan when he was 14-years-old. Watch his story about returning to Kabul and putting his product design skills to work to build a tool for cheaply surveying and raising awareness about the hundreds of thousands of land mines still hidden in Afghanistan. Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-most-badass-tumbleweed-ive-ever-seen

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Every Girl Will Get A Period, But The Ones Who Live Here Go Through It In A Very Bizarre Way

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It almost sounds like a map of those wacky state rules you’ve heard about: “In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church,” etc. But this map shows a part of life that no girl can avoid, and it proves just how real the taboo of menstruation is around […]

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They Went Back To See What Global Warming Had Done And Couldn’t Even Tell Where They Were Standing

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I love this short film about the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda. They’ve been known for thousands of years as “the mountains of the moon” and as the legendary source of the Nile River. What makes this such a great video is how fantastically weird the mountains are, with multiple ecosystems, and species that exist nowhere […]

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Talk About Brave: Most People Would Have Run For The Hills, But These Medics Shine Under Pressure

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Here’s the thing: When war starts, people still have babies, get sick, and need to see a doctor. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières to the rescue! No, like, literally to the rescue. Read more: http://upworthy.com/talk-about-brave-most-people-would-have-run-for-the-hills-but-these-medics-shine-under-pressure-2

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A Little Taste Of What Capitalism Is Like When It Has No Limits

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The history of bananas coming from Central America is rife with stories like these, especially during a time when monopolies were standard and there really were no limits on what companies could get away with. The business was brutal. Note: “Company scrip” means they paid workers in fake money that was worth far less than […]

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