This Heroic Dog Herds Sheep Away from Fires in Australia

As fires blazed toward an Australian farm, a border collie named Patsy took action to save her herd of sheep.

Allow me to introduce Patsy the wonder dog. In the early hours of 31 December 2019, while fire in Corryong was bearing down them, she and my brother rounded up the sheep and brought them to the safest paddock on the farm. She then found a safe spot while my brother fought the fire with a tractor and a tank of water. Almost all sheep are safe, along with the hay bales and silage, the shearing shed, and both farm houses. My brother doesn’t do social media, but Patsy does. Great job little girl 🙂Update 7 January 2020 – Patsy and her family are busy cleaning up the farm and helping others get sorted out. You can help too! They would love you to donate to these bushfire relief fundraising collections: https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/?view=article&id=145:helping-wildlife-during-bushfires&catid=11:wildlife-informationhttps://blazeaid.com.au/donations/how-donate/https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donateUpdate 5 January 2020 – Patsy is now on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/p/B67HA-xHJSH/?igshid=126abkbj2hytc #patsythecorryongwonderdog #strongincorryongUpdate 4 January 2020 – Patsy’s story is spreading, so for those people who would like to donate funds to help the Upper Murray community, please support these links which are confirmed to be genuine and keep sharing Patsy’s post 🙂https://www.parksideproduce.net.au/products/feed-for-fire-gift-voucherhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/xycjem-cudgewa-has-burnt?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheethttps://www.gofundme.com/f/a-little-town-and-its-community-need-some-help?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Posted by Cath Hill on Friday, January 3, 2020

It was New Year’s Eve, but no one was celebrating in Corryong, a small town in rural Victoria. Like other parts of Australia, the little village was burning, and the fires were threatening the edges of Patsy’s farm and her herd of sheep.

That’s when Patsy and her unnamed owner took a risk with their own lives to ensure that the sheep got taken someplace safer.

Patsy’s owner’s sister, Cath Hill, took a picture and video of the brave pup and posted it on social media. She called Patsy, the “wonder dog” and said she herded the sheep to take them to the “safest paddock.”

Which, still not super safe.

Then, Patsy returned to the fire. Hill wrote, “Cool as a cucumber, Patsy waited with [her owner] until the fire got close enough to fight with a tractor and water pump.”

Patsy’s owner doesn’t use social media, but Hill praised them both for saving almost all the sheep, as well as the hay bales, silage, shearing shed and two farm houses.

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And here’s Patsy’s sheep, safe and sound today!

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Hill also spoke to Metro about the devastation many around Australia are facing.

Everyone is just trying to get water and feed to their animals, shoot the ones that can’t be saved, get temporary fences up to keep stock secure, and put out all the logs and stumps still burning. And there’s people who have nothing left but the clothes on their backs.

Recent rains have helped keep the fires back, but more seasonal hot, dry weather is expected as summer blazes on. In fact, the summer has barely just begun.

Hill hopes her video of Patsy’s bravery will lift her country’s spirits. So far, her video has been shared more than 7,000 times, along with her plea for donations to help.

It’s the world’s hope that the fires will soon go out and Australia’s people and animals finally find some relief.

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People Really Love the New Fruit Bat Quarter

This year is not off to a great start. We’ve got raging wildfires, a government in turmoil and Megxit to deal with. But all is not lost.

Y’all, we have bat quarters now.

As part of the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program commemorating the country’s national parks and sites, the bat quarter honors the National Park of American Samoa.

According to the U.S. Mint:

“The reverse (tails) design depicts a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup. The image evokes the remarkable care and energy that this species puts into their offspring. The design is intended to promote awareness to the species’ threatened status due to habitat loss and commercial hunting.”

Expect to see this special coin in circulation starting in February.

There are 56 coins featuring each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories–Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Social media users went wild over the new design.

One user went straight for the Batman jokes–low hanging fruit.

Others showed they were pretty batty about the new currency.

And some took the opportunity to ask for an update on the postponed Harriet Tubman $20 bill.

Other coins to expect are:

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas

But the bat quarter is meeting all my currency expectations for this year, so I’m good.

How about you? Love the new bat quarter? Let us know in the comments.

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Enjoy These Funny ‘Today’s Kids Will Never Know’ Tweets

Oh, these darn kids today…they’ll never know some of the struggles or the joys we experienced back in the day, now will they?

I’m not talking about the old “I walked uphill both ways to school in the snow every day.” I’m referring to more recent stuff, like 1980s and 90s technology and culture and other stuff like that.

The Twitter-verse has caught on to this “today’s kids will never know” trend, and the tweets are quite entertaining.

Let’s take a look.

1. It really was epic!

2. This was not that long ago…

3. Nothing like it!

4. No one knows really. Just click stuff.

5. A very long time.

6. That was the big time.

7. Sh*t got wild.

8. A big letdown.

9. You’ve changed…

10. Discman 4 Life.

11. This might take a while…

12. It never ended…

13. Always a bummer.

14. A terrible tragedy.

15. Neighborhood meeting place.

Those are pretty funny, eh?

If you were going to write a new “kids today will never know” tweet, what would you say?

Share it with us in the comments.

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15 Funny Bumble Conversations That Pretty Much Sum up Online Dating

Have you spent any time participating in online dating? It can be kind of a crapshoot. And by crapshoot, I mean that you encounter a lot of weird people and odd situations. And some funny stuff, too, once in a while.

The Instagram account Overheard Bumble compiles funny conversations from that dating site, and here are 15 examples that will make you laugh, cry, and shake your head.

1. That’s very important.

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some things we find important in a relationship: that our partner has a bed frame, that they know how to set up an HDMI cable, that their screen time is less than 4 hours a day, that their lips have never touched a juul, that they know the difference between they’re/their/there, everyday/every day, you’re/your, that they wake up at the first ring of their alarm, that they’re not a person who shoots out of their seat when the plane lands, that they’re not influenced by social media advertising, that they don’t bother us when we’re meditating, that their meditating doesn’t take away from the daily attention we require, that they own fewer than 1 non weather specific hat, that they travel domestically without checking a bag, that they don’t have keyboard sounds activated on their phone, that they love us despite our innumerable checklist of prereqs! *these are opinions (subjective!); don’t bash us in the comments if you don’t agree, please!!! but feel free to drop some things you find important in the comments* 🥳❤ #OpinionsAreOurOwn #overheardbumble

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2. Ouch…

3. That might be the reason.

4. At least they’re honest.

5. You might get lucky!

6. Can’t be seen with you in public.

7. Hahahahaha.

8. Ghosted again.

9. Phone’s about to die.

10. Took a while to respond.

11. Now that is love.

12. Zing!

13. A good comeback.

14. Time well spent.

15. A killer opening line. 

Do you have any funny/awful/embarrassing/ridiculous online dating stories?

Tell us all about it in the comments so we can all feel your pain!

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Old Folks Who Shouldn’t Have Posted on Social Media, but We’re Glad They Did

Bless ’em…

Bless the hearts of these older folks. They were only trying to join in on social media like all the young kids are doing these days, but…well, they kind of blew it.

In adorable ways, mind you. So that’s why we’re glad they did it, so we can all have a good laugh together!

Let’s see what these people did that brought joy to so many.

1. Oh, no…not that.

They meant "Save the Date"… from oldpeoplefacebook

2. Oh, Pamela…

They’ve lost the business they never had from me! from oldpeoplefacebook

3. Any takers?

Ponch from oldpeoplefacebook

4. Love this pic.

Good job from oldpeoplefacebook

5. Thanks for letting us know.

My Aunt giving everyone a heads up from oldpeoplefacebook

6. And George was…?

Geroge who? from oldpeoplefacebook

7. And the Lord is returning soon.

Gf found this in her feed from oldpeoplefacebook

8. A real snoozefest, apparently.

Same from oldpeoplefacebook

9. Interesting…

Not sure which “sturdy” item she’s referring too? from oldpeoplefacebook

10. David nailed it again.

HaHa good one David! from oldpeoplefacebook

11. Mistaken identity.

Hey! That’s my son! from oldpeoplefacebook

12. Did it work?

Coconut oil fixes everything. from oldpeoplefacebook

13. You never know until you try…

Not the most effective way, but it could work. from oldpeoplefacebook

14. Short and sweet.

I’m an retired. from oldpeoplefacebook

15. This isn’t Google, Dad.

My friend tried to wish his father happy new year from comedyheaven

Has an older member of your family done something hilarious like this on Facebook, Twitter, or another social media network?

Tell us all about it in the comments. And remember to include pics!

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Meet the Woman Who Made the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Go Viral With a Single Tweet

You know you love it…

2019 was the Year of the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich, and it’s all thanks to one genius social strategist: Angela Brown.

The chicken sandwich came out in August of this year and immediately broke the internet. It wasn’t the sandwich itself that really brought the frenzied attention, though. It was one tweet that Popeyes posted in response to a slightly underhanded tweet from Chick-fil-A about their own chicken sandwich.

“…y’all good?” the Popeyes tweet read.

That tweet went massively viral and caused the popularity of the sandwich to shoot into the stratosphere, leading some customers to literally commit crimes just to get their hands on one.

The tweet came from the mind of Angela Brown, who works for GSD&M, the Austin, Texas-based ad agency that worked with Popeyes to market the sandwich.

Angela was named the Daily Dot’s Internet Person of the Year for her work on the marketing campaign, especially that infamous tweet.

The tweet wasn’t part of Angela and her team’s original advertising plan, but it obviously changed the game. So why was it so successful?

It was the perfect two-word zinger, calling Chick-fil-A out without being overly negative. But also, it tapped into the culture and language of “Black Twitter,” one of the most active and influential demographics on the platform.

The success of this tweet speaks to the power of hiring black creatives at ad agencies — and truly giving them a seat at the table.

“There is something unprecedented and incredible about the power that a two-word tweet had to ignite a collective of people who already are extremely creative and extremely loyal—when they want to be loyal to something,” Angela explained to the Daily Dot.

“There’s a lot of things that [as a Black person/woman] I’ll bring to the table that our team will bring to the table that our clients aren’t aware of.”

Popeyes’ success may be unusual, but ultimately, it’s a useful lesson for any company’s social media presence.

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These Jokes Would Have Made Absolutely No Sense at the Beginning of the 2010s

We’ve come a long way in the past ten years. It’s hard to keep up with all the technology flying at us. Heck, I’m still trying to figure out the appeal of Twitter.

So, in the spirit of laughing at our ignorant past selves, scroll through these 10 jokes that would have made no sense at all in 2009.

1. We are getting into cars with strangers and asking for rides. In the olden days, this was called hitchhiking and our parents would ground us for doing it.

2. Girls roll out of bed in sweatshirts, pull on short shorts and put their hair in a scrunchie to go out for the day. In the olden days, this is how girls got ready for bed.

3. We are all wearing cool in-ear speakers. In the olden days, we attached entire stereos to our clothing and got tangled up in the wires.

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4. Alexa takes care of us. In the olden days, we had to do our own things.

5. “Millennials have ruined the society we’ve worked so hard to build.” In the olden days: “Millennial babies are so cute. They’re our future.”

6. We cannot agree on anything now. ANYTHING. In the olden days, WE WERE PERFECT.

7. We get ready for the day on social media. In the olden days, we got ready for the day in the bathroom. With the door closed.

8. Our watches are computers. In the olden days, our watches told us what time it was.

9. We don’t need to see each other to have a relationship. In the olden days, we went on dates. Together.

10. We spend a la-oht of money on our phones. In the olden days, we counted our money.

Do you feel old now? Or, are you wondering how we crawled out of our mud holes into these modern times? Discuss.

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A Teen Got into a Car Accident, Posted a TikTok to “Cope” with the Shock

A lot of us have been in minor car accidents or we at least know someone who has. And it’s not uncommon that a brush with mortality would cause someone to go into a shock for a while – stuff like that is really scary.

16-year-old Katie Cornetti recently found out just how terrifying a car accident can be. And in order to get over her shock, she decided to post a TikTok that went viral soon after.

Cornetti posted a few more videos on the microfilm social media site in the days to come. Luckily, she and her friends didn’t have any life-threatening injuries. The teen told Buzzfeed,

“We saw [the window] shatter and we look at each other, and were like, ‘Are you OK? Are you OK?’ Once we figured out we were all OK, we started laughing. We’re best friends and this is how we coped together.”

The 16-year-old was in the car with two of her friends when the crash occurred. Cornetti’s friend Marissa was driving that day and the car suddenly rolled while they were on a winding road. The culprit was a tire that wasn’t properly secured to the vehicle.

Thankfully everyone was wearing their seat belts and they were fine. Then, Cornetti decided to create a TikTok, which, to her surprise, went super viral.

Photo Credit: Katie Cornetti/TikTok

Some people thought it was funny:

But not everyone on social media was amused.

But Cornetti seems to be coping with her virality just fine:

“The comments are not really bothering me ’cause who does make a TikTok after a car crash?” she asked. “We are perfectly fine, we got really lucky.”

It’s hard to judge what people do after such a stressful event, and the good news is that everyone turned out to be okay.

What do you think of Cornetti and her friends’ TikTok?

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15 Funny Tweets About Major Fails on Social Media

Navigating the tumultuous world of social media can be like walking through a field full of landmines. One false move and BOOM, you feel like a total moron and you have to hang your head in shame.

Take a look at these social media fails and say a prayer for these poor souls…

1. Uh oh…

2. Trying not to be a dick.

3. Were you…drunk?

4. I’ve often wondered this, too.

5. The day after…

6. Definitely changes the meaning.

7. Whoo, that was close!

8. Can I have that back, please?

9. Happy Buttday!

10. That’s really bad.

11. You did it!

12. You blew it!

13. Time flies…

14. I really miss you…

15. Nobody saw that, right?

Have you ever totally blown it on social media and felt totally embarrassed?

If so, share your story (or stories) with us in the comments!

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Funny, Random Tweets That Should Give You a Good Laugh

Twitter brings a lot of things into our lives: crazy conspiracy theories, the thoughts and ramblings of crazy politicians, etc.

But it also brings a lot of LAUGHS. All kinds of laughs, in fact.

It can be hard to separate the good from the bad, so that’s why articles like this are so great. We do it for you!

Enjoy the guffaws!

1. He’s loving it!

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2. Be very careful…

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3. I can’t wait to see all of these.

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4. Should’ve made it a month.

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5. Where am I?!?!

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6. A big difference.

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7. Brilliant move.

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8. This might backfire.

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9. I’m gonna start using this.

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10. Always nice to hear.

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11. Not gonna win that one.

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12. Time for revenge.

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13. He was a great man.

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14. Bad customer service…

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15. Not all it’s cracked up to be.

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I don’t know about you, but I sure LOL’d at those!

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