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Celebrating #elephantappreciationday Elephants can make paintings with aid of subtle cues. Often, the trainer’s hand is on the backside of the elephant’s ear, directing the elephant to paint. Get your own adorable elephant phone stand kit at buff.ly/2cnwPRQ
#creativeexpression #adorablegift #animalcellphonestand #perfectforcharging #phonestandholder (at Washington Park Zoo)

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Rupert Everett, Colin Firth begin filming Oscar Wilde biopic
The Happy Prince chronicles Wilde in the last days of his life.

The Happy Prince chronicles Wilde in the last days of his life.

Rupert Everett’s long-gestating Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince has commenced principal photography in Bavaria, Germany.

Everett directs from his own screenplay and will star alongside Colin Firth (The King’s Speech).

The cast is rounded out by Edwin Thomas (Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Emily Watson (War Horse), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue), and John Standing (The Elephant Man).

The biopic tells the story of the last days of famed playwright Wilde. As he lies on his death bed, the past floods back to him, transporting him to other times and places.

The project will also shoot in France, Belgium and Italy.

Maze Pictures is producing with Entre Chien et Loup in co-production with Palomar. Beta Cinemas is handling worldwide sales.

The project is produced in association with BBC Films, Lionsgate UK, Concorde Filmverleih, Dreamtouch, Raindog Films, Movie Management Corporation, Zielke GmbH, Daryl Prince Productions, Strat et Go International and co-produced by cine plus Filmproduktion, Tele München Group, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone and Proximus.

21 advice on losing weight

Make a decision - there are just sitting. Eating standing up, in a hurry, on the street lead to the fact that as a result we eat more. Now remember elephants eat standing up.

Did not report on the plate of any dish, strictly adhere to the rules - are satisfied with what is already laid on a plate.

Shopping travel well-fed, because then it is easier to overcome the temptation to buy something delicious that we should not have.

Going to the store, make a list and not buying anything beyond that.

Go for a walk by yourself or with a dog only after Breakfast (not before), as in this case burn more calories than on an empty stomach.

On the second Breakfast or afternoon snack prepare yourself in advance and very little: a handful of dried plums, a glass of skim milk, a small sandwich with chicken and salad or cheese. It is always better to have something prepared in advance than the heat of the moment is horrible.

If hunger bothers you too much, eat a few fruits for example plums (winter - dried), and the last bone to hold it in your mouth. This way you trick your stomach.

The food does not get distracted, do not watch TV, not read books and Newspapers. Focus on the food, eat with taste, so you do not reproach myself for that, fascinated by the twists and turns of the series, ate 3 times more than I wanted.

During the meal, after each eaten a piece set aside for a minute the knife and fork. Is a rhythm loosen the appetite and therefore you eat a little less.

Prepare as much as you want at 1 time. If cooked more (saving time), then put on the table as much as going to eat and rest immediately in the refrigerator.

Do not eat for 1 more time two dishes: anything with meat and vegetables or a piece of cheese. Multiple change course even in small quantities stimulates the appetite. For this to be submitted and spicy seasonings.

If possible, lunch or dinner it is better to split into 2 doses. For example, a meat dish with vegetables, rice or pasta and green salad without restriction eat at once, and the rest fruit or a piece of cheese in 2 hours.

Eat every morsel like it’s something extra, for example, eggs - small portions, savoring, holding a little longer in your mouth, imagining that every bit of the last. Then, eating less, you may be decide that this piece really is the last on it and the end.

Finish eating, as soon as you feel that the stomach has calmed down. Eating one hard-boiled egg, a piece of cheese and a bit of green salad, we’ll try and calm down the hunger. Will help to deal with it a few small pieces of bread.

Linger at the table after dinner for at least another 15 minutes to give yourself time to feel the quiet state of fullness which will continue for a long time. Eating on the run does not give the same effect and soon will make you feel hungry.

Food and the number of calories you need to align with the rhythm of your day. You can eat more before work than after work. Therefore it is better to give yourself some slack at Breakfast, limit the lunch and it is quite restrained attitude to the dinner, especially if it is just before bedtime.

If it so happened that yesterday you ate a lot (a moment of weakness or birthday aunt) but now try to limit myself: some vegetable soup, almost without salt, the drink is made from herbs instead of tea, low-fat cheese or milk. To make it easier to move this gastronomic repentance, divide these modest portions on part, trying to number them more and calories as possible. It would be good to extend this repentance by 1 day.

Chewing gum with fruit flavor allows for a while to fool the stomach.

Drink fruit juices, but not necessarily mixing them 1 to one with water. So you fill the stomach, will reduce the feeling of hunger and reduce the number of calories contained in juices.

If sitting in front of the TV, you used to nibble cookies or nuts and can’t break the habit, set a plate with a green salad.

Prepare in the freezer the ice cubes from water flavored with mint, vanilla, strawberry juice etc. Can be slightly sweetened. These pieces can be sucked, fending off hunger when it is so very annoying.

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Elderly lion Zuri dies at Melbourne's zoo
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Zuri the lion was euthanased after its condition deteriorated. (Supplied: Zoo Victoria)
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Nitro Circus Live 2016: Stunt Show Review

Originally appeared on Automoblog.net

Circuses are old news. Everyone’s seen the elephant stand on the platform, and the ring juggling, and I swear if I see one more unicycle riding on a tightrope I’m going to lose it.

But have you ever seen a guy do a flip in a Barbie car while riding down a massive ramp? How about a triple backflip and tail whip on a BMX bike, or a backflip on a dirt bike with three people on board?

These are the kinds of tricks you’ll see at Nitro Circus Live – a self-proclaimed “action sport collective” led by Travis Pastrana, the world-famous X Games star and stunt rider extraordinaire. He’s also a rally driver, currently driving for Subaru in the Global RallyCross Championship. Some people are just far too talented.

Nitro Circus, in addition to holding a live tour, has a TV show in its second season, and even a feature film.

So what’s it like attending one of the Nitro Circus Live shows? They sent me to one to find out exactly …

Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Nitro Circus & DieHard Battery. All views and opinions expressed here are my own. Check out our advertising guidelines to see why we’d never steer you wrong.

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You may have already seen the images from last Monday on our social media channels, broadcasting live from Nitro Circus. I’ll be the first to admit my camera phone’s quality leaves much to be desired, but I’m sure you enjoyed them nonetheless. Check out this awesome motorbike stunt train, for example:

Awesome combo trick train on motorbikes at #NitroCircus pic.twitter.com/wbYnW3eO28

— Automoblog.net (@Automoblog) September 5, 2016

And that three-person backflip I was talking about earlier? Right here:

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Now that takes some serious skill . . and cajones. And the most impressive part is the other two people on the bike were volunteer audience members! So they say, at least. It’s been speculated the volunteers are fake audience members or stuntmen, which would make sense considering the level of danger involved. Would you volunteer for that willingly?

Now I’ll admit, not all was great about the whole show experience. The actual venue – Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, NC – was FAR under-organized for an event like this. Getting there about an hour early, the line to get in wrapped around to the end of the parking lot, and took ages to get through. The staff checking people in didn’t seem to know what they were doing at all, and it felt like the whole thing was chaotic. The show ended up starting a little over an hour late, likely due to the fact that most people weren’t in the venue yet.

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Once I finally got close enough to see the entrance.

Once in, there were literally lines to wait in the lines to get any food or drinks. I didn’t bother. In the stands it was shoulder-to-shoulder to get around.

VIP seating, which many seemed to have, including myself, were the better seats, but consisted of shoulder-to-shoulder seating on cement stairs. Not exactly what someone thinks when the acronym “VIP” is used, but I think most of the people there had already been to that venue and knew what to expect. The location of the cement steps, however, did allow for a pretty good view of the action:

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The quality of the venue isn’t the show’s fault, however, and perhaps they simply oversold the show, which is likely.

The guys in the Nitro Circus Live show have some amazing skills and an ability to entertain. Here’s another short video showing one Motocross rider after another demonstrating their best examples of a tail whip:

#motocross whip contest at @NitroCircus in Fayetteville – who wins? pic.twitter.com/yXoNiapqVK

— Automoblog.net (@Automoblog) September 5, 2016

I wasn’t able to capture all of the best tricks at the show, so here is Nitro Circus’s own video with their idea of the ten best tricks at the live show. Plus, their camera is slightly better than my 5-year-old iPhone 4S:

If Nitro Circus comes somewhere around your hometown, I do suggest taking your friends or family, as it’s an exciting show to say the least. The Fayetteville show I attended was the final one in the United States this year, but they do have some more coming up in Canada through October:

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After that they’re headed to Australia and New Zealand through next year, and I assume they’ll be heading back and doing more tour dates in the U.S. Stay tuned to their Tour Page for more info about dates, and check out their official home page for news and information.

Finally, don’t forget to head over to DieHard Battery and enter their From the Start Contest to share your story about how you became an enthusiast, whether it’s about cars, BMX, basket weaving, or otherwise!

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[Driving late at night across California on vacation]

Her: Do elephants sleep standing up?

Me: I don’t know

Her: I want one on my backpack


Her: No, I don’t want to be the Hulk, he’s mean… Did you take the green pill?

Me: No I didn’t

Her: *Sigh* Ok good


Her: I want to get the Star Wars thing

Me: What Star Wars thing?

Her: To wear in the wrist… or ankle…


Her: Oh gosh look how big the moon is… it is so dangerous…

Me: Dangerous? How come?

Her: Sailor Moon, she makes swiss army knives


Her: Oh, I’m worried they won’t let us in the the National Park without a pass

Me: Oh I’m sure they will let us in

Her: No, I’m worried, all I have is a bag of noodles

Me: *Uncontrollable laughter*


Her: No! I don’t want to drink the juice… I already bought some


Her: I like the way the weeds look…


Her: Uh oh… uh oh… uh oh… oh ok…


Her: I don’t trust the lady passenger, she steals things…


Her: That’s nice, I want to get an ornament of that…

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Cape Town-based street artist Falko One travelled across South Africa last year painting elephants on homes and structures in small communities.

From May to October 2015, Falko painted elephants on homes in towns across the country, including Riebeek West, Garies, Mount Frere, King William’s Town and Underberg. His art aims to change the perception of what is valuable and inspire optimism in local communities. The elephants are meant to stand as a talking point and aim to spark conversation between strangers and neighbours.

Falko’s work instills a sense of togetherness and pride and aims to bring art outside gallery walls and the confines of urban areas.

“Trying not to think about you is like trying not to think about an elephant that’s standing on my chest.”

“I can’t decide if that is a compliment.”

“Me neither.” -Carry On.

*finds corner, sobs in said corner* I love these dorks!

Art reference by cloven.