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‘When she thinks you’re trying to push the wall and rushes to help’ - the poke

‘When she thinks you’re trying to push the wall and rushes to help’

This is six seconds very well spent, a video that went viral on Reddit of a dog doing its very best to help out in a difficult situation. ‘When she thinks you’re trying to push the wall and rushes to help’ said _Raines_. Very funny and total adorable. ‘The little growl as she’s pushing against […] The post ‘When she thinks you’re trying to push the wall and rushes to help’ appeared first on The Poke.
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People can’t quite get on board with this alternative ending to Titanic - the poke

People can’t quite get on board with this alternative ending to Titanic

If you haven’t seen the ending of Titanic – spoiler alert, it sinks and Jack dies. But also, Kate Winslet’s character, now played by Gloria Stuart, secretly returns her priceless pendant to the icy depths. Over on Twitter, Pat Brennan shared a genuine alternative ending, in which the deed is not done in secret, but […] The post People can’t quite get on board with this alternative ending to Titanic appeared first on The Poke.
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‘A pandemic. A snowstorm. And a bored guy …’ - the poke

‘A pandemic. A snowstorm. And a bored guy …’

Finally, something useful to do with all the extra time you might have during lockdown. Sure you can learn a language or musical instrument or whatever, but why would you want to do any of that when you could do this? Obviously you’ll need a bit of outdoor space. And some snow. And a decent […] The post ‘A pandemic. A snowstorm. And a bored guy …’ appeared first on The Poke.
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This offer of help to a neighbour living alone had the best possible ending - the poke

This offer of help to a neighbour living alone had the best possible ending

This is a brilliant tale of someone looking out for a neighbour in lockdown, a salutary lesson which has just gone viral all over again on Reddit. Here’s the original TikTok video by New Zealand comic Melanie Bracewell – @meladoodle over on Twitter. It's important to look out for your neighbours at this time pic.twitter.com/S52pwDiZdV […] The post This offer of help to a neighbour living alone had the best possible ending appeared first on The Poke.
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John Oliver’s takedown of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump’s acquittal is simply perfect - the poke

John Oliver’s takedown of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump’s acquittal is simply perfect

There’s been lots written and said about Donald Trump’s acquittal of inciting the mob attack on the US Capitol in his record-breaking second impeachment. But rarely is the whole thing summed up quite so well as the brilliant John Oliver in this 33 second clip about Ted Cruz and the impeachment process. “Dead Eyes, Empty […] The post John Oliver’s takedown of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump’s acquittal is simply perfect appeared first on The Poke.
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This genius train joke in Top Secret! is making everyone’s day better - the poke

This genius train joke in Top Secret! is making everyone’s day better

We’re grateful to Empire deputy editor and author Nick de Semlyen for sharing these 19 seconds from the brilliant Top Secret! It’s an all-time classic and 19 seconds very well spent. The train joke in Top Secret. Genius. pic.twitter.com/Fzw5Oi4dLm — Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) February 15, 2021 It was the film writer/directors David Zucker, Jim […] The post This genius train joke in Top Secret! is making everyone’s day better appeared first on The Poke.
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You can see this Dutch ice-skating fail coming a mile away – but only his pride got hurt - the poke

You can see this Dutch ice-skating fail coming a mile away – but only his pride got hurt

The weather has been cold, even for February, in many parts of the world – as demonstrated by the fact that people in Texas have been building snowmen. The move to Texas has been….eventful. Won’t have access to good internet for at least a day or so, but until then, here’s the snowman our neighbors […] The post You can see this Dutch ice-skating fail coming a mile away – but only his pride got hurt appeared first on The Poke.
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Take a chance on this unlikely but brilliant Matt Hancock and ABBA mash-up - the poke

Take a chance on this unlikely but brilliant Matt Hancock and ABBA mash-up

In what must be a surprise even to the government, the rollout of the vaccine in the UK has been a success so far – but it’s crucial to spread the message that anyone invited for a jab should accept that invitation. This unlikely mash-up, created by the very talented Darren Dutton, does exactly that. […] The post Take a chance on this unlikely but brilliant Matt Hancock and ABBA mash-up appeared first on The Poke.
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The impeccable comic timing of these trains is one for the ages - the poke

The impeccable comic timing of these trains is one for the ages

Not unlike the joy of travelling on a steam train itself, the impeccable comic timing of this moment will never not be a treat. ‘More than a hundred kids were waiting to see this historic steam train in England,’ writes Lord-AG over on Reddit. What are the chances, eh? ‘Lol you never pick opposite side […] The post The impeccable comic timing of these trains is one for the ages appeared first on The Poke.
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These movie newspaper headlines replaced by the Sunday Sport is simply brilliant - the poke

These movie newspaper headlines replaced by the Sunday Sport is simply brilliant

Nothing short of a work of wonder by the good people of Jellyface Productions, who have taken a load of memorable movie scenes featuring newspaper headlines and replaced them with the Sunday Sport. You’re very unlikely to spend a more worthwhile two minutes today. Eagle-eyed readers may already know it’s not the first time they’ve […] The post These movie newspaper headlines replaced by the Sunday Sport is simply brilliant appeared first on The Poke.
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This Saturday Night Live clip brutally exposes everything wrong with Trump’s impeachment trial - the poke

This Saturday Night Live clip brutally exposes everything wrong with Trump’s impeachment trial

Saturday Night Live went out just hours after the verdict, but this very funny Weekend Update brutally skewers everything that was wrong with Trump’s impeachment trial. ‘The jurors who were deciding the case were the ones that were attacked by the defendant.’ ‘The trial took place at the scene of the crime.’ The way this […] The post This Saturday Night Live clip brutally exposes everything wrong with Trump’s impeachment trial appeared first on The Poke.
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The comedy timing of the second dog nicking this pizza is simply perfect - the poke

The comedy timing of the second dog nicking this pizza is simply perfect

There’s a rather fabulous Twitter account called Perfectly Cut Screams – @AAAAAGGHHHH – which is full of very funny videos featuring, you guessed it, perfectly cut screams. And it just shared this TikTok video which went viral – wildly viral – because it’s an all-time classic of the genre. @ashace2423 I am still shocked 😫😳 […] The post The comedy timing of the second dog nicking this pizza is simply perfect appeared first on The Poke.
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The ‘Why you should have a cat’ Twitter account is the stress buster we all need – 10 favourites - the poke

The ‘Why you should have a cat’ Twitter account is the stress buster we all need – 10 favourites

Nothing needs to be added to the information contained in the name of the Why you should have a cat Twitter account, except to say that it’s a stress buster – and which one of us doesn’t need one of those right now? 1. To conduct scientific experiments that prove they’re a liquid pic.twitter.com/a2MaRITTZH — […] The post The ‘Why you should have a cat’ Twitter account is the stress buster we all need – 10 favourites appeared first on The Poke.
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Eric Trump’s boast about his father’s impeachment acquittal backfired spectacularly - the poke

Eric Trump’s boast about his father’s impeachment acquittal backfired spectacularly

There was a lot more surprise than disappointment when the impeachment trial of Donald Trump failed to result in a guilty verdict, as nobody really expected Republican senators to vote against him. The fact that a majority of the House believed he had incited insurrection – though not the two thirds necessary to convict – […] The post Eric Trump’s boast about his father’s impeachment acquittal backfired spectacularly appeared first on The Poke.
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‘The Moustache Chronicles’ - the poke

‘The Moustache Chronicles’

This lovely old tale of a teacher who wore the same outfit for his entire career has just gone viral on Reddit after it was shared by Bmchris44 who said: ‘The Moustache Chronicles’. It’s Texas gym teacher Dale Irby, who first went viral back in 2013 for his commitment to the cause. Back then he […] The post ‘The Moustache Chronicles’ appeared first on The Poke.
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‘Anyone in any doubt who the coolest Beatle was, read this George Harrison story …’ - the poke

‘Anyone in any doubt who the coolest Beatle was, read this George Harrison story …’

People love this story about George Harrison, Phil Collins, and the case of the missing congas on the former Beatle’s debut solo album, All Things Must Pass. It was shared by Calvin Betton – @Calvbetton on Twitter – and went viral, wildly viral. Anyone in any doubt about who the coolest Beatle was, I heard […] The post ‘Anyone in any doubt who the coolest Beatle was, read this George Harrison story …’ appeared first on The Poke.
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‘That is absolutely 150% how sledding is done’ - the poke

‘That is absolutely 150% how sledding is done’

This looks like a lot of fun. Painfully funny, in fact, a video of what may best be described as ‘extreme sledding’ shared by Redditor Chance_the_Author who said: ‘Two girls, one bump.’ Oof. ‘It’s not a good sledding hill unless there are bodies sprawled at the bottom.’ designgoddess ‘That is absolutely 150% how sledding is […] The post ‘That is absolutely 150% how sledding is done’ appeared first on The Poke.
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These cyclists trying to free their bike from an electric fence will never get old - the poke

These cyclists trying to free their bike from an electric fence will never get old

A group of cyclists from the UK try to untangle a bike from an electric fence – resulting in repeated shocks, plenty of swearing and a desperate attempt to use a bit of wood as a tool. (NSFW language) The post These cyclists trying to free their bike from an electric fence will never get old appeared first on The Poke.
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This young dog helping an older dog play fetch wins ‘awww!’ of the day - the poke

This young dog helping an older dog play fetch wins ‘awww!’ of the day

This clip of two dogs playing fetch has gone viral on Reddit because it’s such a heartwarming watch. Young dog lays toys for older dog so it can join the fetch,’ said GlobalSweet who shared it. Hearts were melting everywhere … ‘You can tell the older doggo wants to play and is just hurting too […] The post This young dog helping an older dog play fetch wins ‘awww!’ of the day appeared first on The Poke.
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Your one-stop shop covidit takedown - the poke

Your one-stop shop covidit takedown

This covidiot takedown went viral on Reddit because it’s a one-stop shop for all the covidiots in your life. It was shared on Reddit by Scaulbylausis who said: ‘At least he’s self-aware.’ READ MORE People enjoyed this shop sign aimed at people still not wearing a mask properly Source Reddit u/Scaulbylausis Imgur The post Your one-stop shop covidit takedown appeared first on The Poke.
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Children Created These 10 Superheroes, And A Pro Illustrated Them

Children Created These 10 Superheroes, And A Pro Illustrated Them

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As much as we like the superheroes that we're used to, like Iron Man, Batman, and Spider-man, there's always some space left for imagination to think of new ones. And who's more qualified to imagine new heroes than children? And thus, children from various countries were given a task that would be daunting for most adults: to create new superheroes. And they answered the call to the challenge, just like superheroes themselves.

Children and superheroes have a reciprocal relationship, a bond of sorts that goes together like salt and pepper. Children have an ability to create unique and original things from their unlimited imagination, and they frequently draw inspiration from the heroes of comic books. Kids are also inspired by heroic deeds, and dream of becoming heroes themselves. Superheroes, on the other hand, would probably be nothing without the children who believe in them the most, that buy their comic books, talk their parents into watching movies with them, and buy their toys.

So, the "best kids stuff" put two and two together and created the best stuff for the kids, by the kids. They hired a professional illustrator to recreate the original superheroes that the children had imagined. You can judge the result yourself, but what's important is to reflect the evolution of what children find inspiring nowadays. It's interesting how children think about the issues that we're facing today: some heroes respond to health crises, others to environmental and ecological disasters, and some are just so original that they force you to think "why wasn't this thought of before?" In any case, have a pleasant read! Huzzah!

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#1 Ossh (Ocean Saving Superhero) By Harry (Aged 11, England)

Our oceans are valuable, and there cant be too many underwater superheroes in the world. OSHH is a super-modern superhero whose gun sucks up plastic from the ocean and turns it into oxygen. The heros wetsuit is camouflaged to keep him safe, and this is very cool his rocket boots not only help him to swim faster but to walk along underwater cavern walls.

#2 Super Doctor (Super Doctora) By Helena (Aged 7, Argentina)

The worlds doctors do a stunning job, but its harder than ever to get an appointment. Step in Super Doctor theres no waiting on hold because she senses sick children telepathically! Before you can say home visit, Super Doctora will arrive on her flying board with her super magical backpack full of healing tools. If the patient wakes up during treatment, Super Doctors fairy sidekick will keep them amused with stories and jokes.

#3 Rosie The Rainbow Sparkle Covid Nurse By Hannah (Aged 8, England)

The Atomic Age gave us The Atom. The Coronavirus Age? Rosie the Rainbow Sparkle Covid Nurse! When she chants Rainbow cat power! her cat Shadow shoots rainbows at all the naughty Covid, transferring it to Rosies hair bow for safe storage. Rosie also has a dragon called Spark, mostly for good company.

#4 Vanessa By Viola (Aged 11, Ukraine)

Do you ever secretly wish for a superhero to come to save you? Keep wishing! Vanessa can read minds and uses her antennae to detect when good people need helping and bad people need stopping. She might not be able to fly, but Vanessa can jump really far, and her coterie of small fairies and elves are never far behind her.

#5 Andrey By Nadya (Aged 6, Ukraine)

¡Vamos! Idemo! ! Whatever language you use, theres no more thrilling call to action than lets go! This is the catchphrase of Andrey, 6yo Nadyas unpretentious flying superhero. Tune in each week to see Andrey yell superpower lets go! at his normcore sidekick, Mike.

#6 Sea Rescuer By Elias (Aged 9, Greece)

Like a subaquatic Batman, Sea Rescuer uses gadgets and wit to rescue people instead of relying on supernatural powers. Gadgets include powerful arm and leg flippers and a light-emitting disk on his chest for seeing in the dark or stormy weather. Despite his name, Sea Rescuer is willing to diversify into ocean, river, and lake rescue.

#7 Sheep-Man By Wyatt (Aged 5, England)

Somewhere in England, a mysterious farmer grows a coat of wool at a moments notice to become Sheep-Man! Sheep-Man roams the fields on his Super Tractor (sheep dont fly) with sidekick Lamb-Girl, protecting farm animals by shooting wool at aliens and baddies. Origin story? Bitten by a sheep.

#8 Swashbuckler Man (Super Espadachín) By Martin (Aged 8, Spain)

Swashbuckler Mans golden sabers are this masked heros special feature. If he throws them, they come back, and they have the power to surround Super Espadachíns enemies with power rays! While he cant fly, Swashbuckler Man is very good at jumping and can spin and tumble in the air to gain an advantage over even the biggest of foes.

#9 Super Ice (Super Hielo) By Dante (Aged 5, Argentina)

Another very timely hero, Super Ices stated objective is to put out forest fires by flying above and shooting water bombs. This is especially brave when you consider hes made of ice! Thankfully, Super Hielo can recharge and make himself giant by drinking river water. Super Ices four-legged friend is a giant ice dog who shoots icy x-rays from his eyes.

#10 Crypton By Jacob (Aged 10, Philippines)

Who needs a sidekick when you can clone yourself? Crypton wears green stormproof spandex and can multiply himself to help more people at once. And thanks to his teleporter watch, he neednt waste money on multiple airfares to get him to where hes needed. Crypton uses his superpowers to heal people and nature, getting rid of the hurt and making the air smell better.

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