Fraudsters stole £6.7 million from almost 5,000 unsuspecting holidaymakers and travellers last year, new figures show. City of London police, the body behind Action fraud, said 575 people received medical treatment or were at risk of bankruptcy as a result of booking scams in the past 12 months. In an report, the organisation said holidaymakers being ripped off by booking … [Read more...] about £6.7m lost in travel scams last year
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Since the summer of 2014, one of America’s most prized battlefield weapons, the M1 Abrams tank, has been used by those it was meant to fight. Captured M1 tanks have fought with ISIS and have recently been used by Iranian-backed Shia militias to put down a Kurdish movement for independence. After the US invaded Iraq in 2003, the new Iraqi government installed by the … [Read more...] about America’s Enemies Have Been Running Around The Desert In Captured American Tanks
If you have spent your whole life dreaming of getting married while wearing an ivory princess gown paired with a lacy cathedral bridal veil, surrounded by 500 of your nearest and dearest friends, this is not the blog for you. But if you like the idea of actually having a good time on your wedding day and in the period leading up to it, read on. I have watched many friends get … [Read more...] about How To Plan A Wedding in Three Weeks
Next month is April, which means it’s time for the second season of HBO’s Westworld to arrive. Yes, there’s also going to be some “movies” at your local “theater” that may be considered “important if you want to stay remotely in touch with mainstream pop culture,” but mostly it’s going to be about Westworld. Okay, … [Read more...] about Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in April
The Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Super Mario Crossover event is here and we have a whole month coming to an end. We have one more round to collect all the Super Mario Bros. related furniture and clothing for our Campsites, so don't waste time gathering the mushrooms you need to craft your furniture. March 10 is Mar10 Day! In honor of our favorite mustachioed man, the Super … [Read more...] about How to get everything in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Super Mario Crossover event!
On Monday, January 22, 2018, 15-year-old Gabe Parker was, the best anyone could tell, doing fine. The following day, he overslept, had some cereal, and then asked his mother to drive him to Marshall County High School, in Benton, Kentucky, where he was a sophomore and a trombone player in the school band. He walked into the band room and asked his friends to flip a coin. (He … [Read more...] about Gun Fatalism Is Reasonable in a Terrifying Country
Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re talking NFL, old man gripes, vinegar, and more. Mark: Let’s assume Trump fills out a public NCAA tourney bracket. I’d say it’s obvious that he’d have Indiana v. Duke in the final (regardless of whether Indiana is in or not), but who … [Read more...] about Let’s Pick Trump’s Final Four For Him
Dear Teen Activists: First, I want to say that I admire your work and everything you’re doing to stop America’s idiotic deification of killing machines. Your activism has already impacted this country and will likely save lives. When I saw that Walmart announced that it would allow only people age 21 or over to purchase firearms, I was flabbergasted. I have to admit … [Read more...] about Dear White Teen Gun Control Activists: Could You Ask for a Few Things for Black America?
Just because the mercury has dropped below freezing and appears stuck there until spring, it’s no reason not to explore the outdoors. Let’s talk about how you, the fearful and apartment-bound city dweller, can get outside and embrace the cold. If you’re going to venture out into the cold weather, particularly if you’re going to be out in it for hours or … [Read more...] about How To Go Backpacking In The Winter And Actually Have A Good Time
On Valentine’s Day in Japan, women traditionally give men chocolate. Each year, a group of protesters gathers to march, carrying signs that read “Pulverize Valentine’s Day” and “Making out in public is terrorism.” On Valentine’s Day in Japan, there is also a practice of “giri” (obligation) chocolate, with women feeling … [Read more...] about The Folks Who Protest Valentine’s Day In Japan