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Leonard Nimoy's 'Simpsons' Cameos Were Among His Best Moments

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 5:11 PM

Leonard Nimoy was known to most audiences as Spock, the logic-driven, half-Vulcan officer on "Star Trek."

But "Simpsons" fans also remember him for some hilarious appearances he made on the popular animated sitcom.

Nimoy appeared as himself on the series twice.

First, he featured in "Marge vs....

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13 Pearls Of Spock's Logical Wisdom

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 2:15 PM

Leonard Nimoy may have left us, but his most famous character's wisdom will always be with us.

Nimoy played many characters in a career that spanned more than six decades, but he was best known as Spock, an officer and friend to William Shatner's Captain James T. Kirk...

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Leonard Nimoy's Heartbreaking Last Tweet Will Inspire You

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 1:12 PM

Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83.

He lived long, and he prospered, as his character Spock advised Captain Kirk.

While Nimoy is no longer with us, his touching final words on Twitter are certain to remain in our hearts for a very long time.

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Sharbat Gula, National Geographic 'Afghan Girl,' Issued Pakistan ID Card Illegally: Reports

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 10:33 AM

The green-eyed "Afghan Girl" who once appeared on an iconic National Geographic cover has been caught up in an investigation into allegedly false documents that allowed her to live in Pakistan.

Documents show that 46-year-old Sharbat Gula, going under the name "Sharbat Bibi," obtained a Computerised National Identity...

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Slush Waves Wash Up In Nova Scotia And Nantucket

(3) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 5:34 PM

A frigid winter can produce some incredible phenomena.

Earlier this week, we reported on Niagara Falls turning into a "frozen rainbow."

Now, we give you slush waves.

These waves were spotted at Nova Scotia's Martinique Beach Provincial Park on Valentine's Day, turning the beach into a series of icy dunes, according to the YouTube user who posted the video.

But that's not the only place they've been spotted.

Nantucket, Mass. photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh posted the following photo, captioned "slurpee surf," on his Instagram account Wednesday.

Slurpee Surf

A photo posted by Jonathan Nimerfroh (@jdnphotography) on


It shows nearly frozen waves washing up along the shore of the island south of Cape Cod -7 degrees Celsius weather.

Nimerfroh, a surf and lifestyle photographer, noticed them while walking along the shore on Feb. 20.

"When I pulled up to the beach I could see the horizon just look strange," he told The Huffington Post Canada via email.

"When I get to the top off the dunes I see that about 300 yards out from the shoreline the ocean was starting to freeze."

Nimerfroh said there were "perfect dreamy slush waves," most of which were two feet high while some were up to three feet.

"I wonder if a shaper can make me a special designed slurfboard?" he said.

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Baby Born In Amniotic Sac At Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 3:48 PM

Silas Johnson was a rare sight for doctors when he was born prematurely at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The boy was born to mother Chelsea Philips via C-section three months early, on Dec. 6, 2014, and he arrived "en caul," or with his amniotic sac...

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Car Wreck Survivor Films His Own Rescue In B.C. (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 1:59 PM

When Andrew MacDonald awoke to find himself in a car wreck, he grabbed his phone and started recording his own rescue.

The B.C. man was on his way home to Duncan from Victoria around 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 11 when he "blacked out behind the wheel" and hit a pole...

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Joey Moss, Edmonton Oilers Stalwart, Joining Alberta Sports Hall Of Fame

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 7:38 PM

Joey Moss has been a part of the Edmonton Oilers (and the Eskimos) longer than most players and coaches and now, the city's best-known locker room attendant is set to join the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

Moss, who was born with Down syndrome, is going to be among some...

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Quebec High School Uses Rosetta Stone To Teach French

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 6:23 PM

Quebec's strict language laws apparently haven't prevented an English language school from teaching its students French using computer software.

Howard S. Billings Regional High School in Chateauguay, Que. has struggled to find a replacement teacher for Grade 11 French Second Language (FSL) in its alternative program, said a...

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Madonna Tumbles Backwards At Brit Awards 2015

(7) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 6:09 PM

Madonna has sung of "Falling Free" ... but this probably wasn't what she had in mind.

The Queen of Pop had a painful-looking moment when she fell backwards while performing her song "Living for Love" at the 2015 Brit Awards on Wednesday.

It seems that Madge's dancers may have been a bit too enthusiastic about her long black cloak, apparently pulling her backwards when it came time to take it off.

The moment was captured by numerous social media users, including in this YouTube video.

But, professional that she is, she stood up and kept performing — though as The Guardian noted, the number was "a little more muted than you might have otherwise expected."

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Niagara Falls Turns To A 'Frozen Rainbow' Amid The Cold

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 3:12 PM

Sub-zero temperatures have turned one of Canada's most famous waterfalls into a "frozen rainbow."

Christine Hess, a Niagara Falls-based photographer, has captured some incredible photos of the partially-frozen falls lit up in bright colours.

And while they do look chilly, they give us some respite amid...

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Newfoundland Has Rarely Looked More Breathtaking Than It Does Here

(4) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 12:15 PM

Newfoundland and Labrador doesn't have much farmable land. But the province is fertile with opportunities for fun and adventure.

A video released on YouTube by Tumblr blog Faces of Newfoundland on Monday proves this, showing Newfoundland and Labrador for the breathtaking, dynamic landscape that it really is.

Much...

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Icelandair's Northern Lights Plane Looks Like A Soothing Flight

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 8:23 AM

Aurora borealis! At this altitude, in this part of the world, at any time of day, localized entirely in an airplane cabin?

Well, yes!

Icelandair posted a video to YouTube on Sunday showing off the Hekla Aurora, a Boeing 757 with cabin lights that display beams similar to...

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March Break 2015 Activities For Ontario Families

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 7:03 AM

Spring break! Yeah!

Ontarians (well, the young ones, anyway) are set to enjoy some time off for March Break from March 16 to 20, 2015 (excluding weekends).

That means a week of fun and reverie for them, and weeks of frantically searching for activities for their...

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Neil Zeller's Fireball Photo Near Calgary Probably Showed A Re-Entering Rocket

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 2:39 PM

Southern Alberta is fast becoming a great place to spot fire streaking across the night sky.

Calgary photographer Neil Zeller was trying to capture the northern lights when he saw a spectacular fireball flying across the sky west of the city at about 11 p.m. MT Monday night.

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'Dragons' Den' Could Lose Vikram Vij, Leaving Less Than Half Its Current Cast: Report

(8) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 8:10 AM

Arlene Dickinson has left her chair empty.

"The Wealthy Barber" author David Chilton has laid his verbal clippers to rest.

Restaurateur Vikram Vij is rumoured to be on his way out the door.

With possibly three out of five cast members leaving, it seems...

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'House Of Cards' Parody By 'Sesame Street' Is The Cutest We've Seen Yet

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 6:53 AM

Leave it to "Sesame Street" to stoke our craving for the upcoming "House of Cards" season premiere.

The kids' show parodied the Netlix series with "House of Bricks," a funny short that was posted to YouTube on Monday.

It tells the story of the ruthless Frank Underwolf,...

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Wardere Farah Loves Nutella And He Wants The World To Know

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 6:53 AM

If you ever had a question about the superiority of Nutella over other spreads, Wardere Farah might just change your mind.

The Mississauga, Ont. man started documenting his love of the chocolate and hazelnut spread on his Instagram account in January 2012.

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#AskHerMore Touted By Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls Ahead Of The Oscars

(2) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 5:15 PM

Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler are promoting a campaign that urges journalists to go beyond the typical fashion questions women are asked on red carpets.

Both Witherspoon and Poehler's Smart Girls, an online community that works to empower women, touted the #AskHerMore initiative ahead of...

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Patricia Arquette Gets Blessed By 'Jesus' At The 2015 Oscars

(1) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 1:38 PM

Patricia Arquette wasn't alone when she accepted the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her wonderful performance in "Boyhood" on Sunday night.

NYU student Tim Lyzen posted a photo to Twitter showing that Arquette may have had a spiritual guide when she delivered her rousing...

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