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Ape has a tug-of-war with family of otters as they try to steal his blankets

Sony cuts PS5 production by a MILLION units due to chip shortages and shipping issues

Escaped Cow Ended Up On a Water Slide

Christopher Walken Paints Over, ‘Destroys’ Famed Banksy Art on TV Set [PIC]

Christopher Walken, star of the new streaming series “The Outlaws,” did what many art fans consider sacrilegious act of vandalism: He painted over an original Banksy!

A spokesperson for the BBC iPlayer series confirmed the 78-year-old film icon’s act of destruction in a statement.

“We can confirm that the artwork at the end of The Outlaws was an original Banksy, and that Christopher Walken painted over that artwork during the filming of this scene, ultimately destroying it,” they told BBC.

For the show, set designers brought in one of Banksy’s other iconic works — one of his trademark, anthropomorphized rats — with permission from the artist himself to have it destroyed.

During the season finale, the storyline sees that Walken’s character Frank is made to absentmindedly paint over the artwork as he and several criminals of minor offenses in the show are charged with painting over graffiti as part of their enforced community service.

It was a one-take scene as Walken was forced to literally paint over the one-of-a-kind piece.

Banksy’s work has drawn enormous sums in the past — up to $25 million at Sotheby’s London earlier this year, his largest price tag to date. Last year, his “Radar Rat” one of several works in his collection of featuring the rodent, also sold at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong for over $700,000.

The Rams have agreed to terms with Trading For Odell Beckham Jr

Cam Newton Rejoining The Panthers

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SURVEY: Over 40% of Children Think Bacon Comes From Plants and French Fries Are Some Kind of Meat

Kids can be notoriously picky eaters, but a new study suggests that their culinary knowledge may not be refined enough to match their discerning palates. Over two-thirds of the youngsters involved in the research believed that bacon didn’t come from an animal, but instead came from some sort of mythical bacon plant.

A study recently published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology asked 176 American children from the ages of four to seven years old to, among other things, sort 13 foods by their origins: either plant-based or animal-based. Though some level of error was inevitable when dealing with such young participants, the results are eye-opening.

Only about 16 percent misidentified the origins of an apple: the most correctly identified food of the bunch. Things went downhill from there. “All animal-based foods — with the sole exception of milk — were sorted incorrectly by at least 30 percent of children,” the paper states. “With respect to meats, the percent of children claiming that hamburgers, hot dogs, and bacon come from plants ranged from 36 percent to 41 percent. Even chicken nuggets, a food that has an animal in its name, were categorized as a plant-based food by more than a third of the children in our sample.”

In general, the children did a bit better identifying plant-derived foods: After apples, carrots had the second most correctly identified origins. However, French fries were a major exception: The potato-based dish was actually the item with the most misidentified background: over 46 percent of the kids said it was animal-based.

Additionally, as a second task, the children were asked about what is and isn’t edible, and once again, the results were seen as surprising: Cows, pigs, and chickens were sorted as inedible approximately 77, 73, and 66 percent of the time respectively, a level deemed higher than simple chance.

In the end, the researchers’ primary takeaway was that since most young children misidentify that what they are eating anyway, it could present an opportunity to address climate change. “Unlike adults who have built up an arsenal of strategies to justify the consumption of animals, children appear to be naïve meat eaters,” the authors, all of whom are from Furman University, write. “The current study suggests that children eat meat unknowingly, and perhaps in violation of a bias against animals as a food source. Childhood may therefore represent a unique window of opportunity during which lifelong plant-based diets can be more easily established compared to later in life.”

And to be fair, the kids aren’t all wrong. They’re growing up in a world with plant-based everything, including bacon.

Astroworld Claims Another Life

A ninth person has died in connection to the tragedy at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival in Houston. Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old Texas A&M University senior, passed yesterday and “lost her battle from the horrific, horrific injuries that she sustained,” an attorney for her family told press yesterday. Shahani had been in the ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital since the concert on Friday.

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Voicefishing Is the Creepy New Dating Trend to Be Aware Of

Being single comes with its own set of hurdles, and they all seem to end in the word ‘fishing’.

Catfishing and wokefishing have now been joined by another weird dating trend: voicefishing. After the addition of voice-notes to dating apps such as Hinge, people are now worried their date might show up with a very different voice to the one they shared online.

But, how exactly do you voicefish, and how do you know if you’ve fallen victim to the new phenomenon?

The term was originally coined by Hinge, after they started rolling out vocal prompts on their dating profiles. Profile prompts have been a great addition to dating apps for some time, with users able to answer questions like ‘if you had one super power, what would it be?’

For those who struggle with typing, or simply feel like their personality doesn’t shine through the written word as much as they’d like it to, they can answer each question verbally.

Seems like a fun little feature, right? What could possibly go wrong…?

According to a study conducted by Hinge themselves, “half of our users have become less attracted to a match after hearing the sound of their voice”. People have shared that their dates’ IRL voices have made them feel “uncomfortable, annoyed and even disgusted.”

Hinge decided to name the phenomenon ‘voicefishing’, and have predicted that the trend could “make or break a match.”

They continued, “almost two-thirds of Hinge users say voice is an important factor in determining whether they like someone.”

ROAD HOUSE: Jake Gyllenhaal May Star in Remake

The Double Deuce may finally be reopening its doors. Sources tell Deadline that MGM’s Road House remake is gaining momentum, with Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to star and Doug Liman in talks to direct. When this would go into production is still TBD as Gyllenhaal is about to shoot Guy Ritchie’s The Interpreter and Liman is currently prepping his Everest pic, though insiders add that execs are already meeting with writers to rewrite a previous draft and view the film as a high priority.

Released in 1989, the original film starred Patrick Swayze as Dalton, a bouncer hired to clean up one of the rowdiest, loudest bars in Missouri, The Double Deuce. Swayze’s character is put to the test when he needs to protect the town from a corrupt businessman. The film became an instant hit and is still considered a favorite role among fans of the late Swayze. MGM has been playing around with how to reboot the IP for a while, including an idea of having Ronda Rousey in the lead role; that plan was ultimately shelved.

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