Sheep are able to recognise celebrity faces, study shows

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Eight animals were able to pick out Jake Gyllenhaal, Emma Watson and Barack Obama 80% of the time. Sheep have a highly developed ability to recognise the faces of celebrities, a new study has shown. Although it has long been known that sheep are able to recognise the faces of their human handlers, scientists have now shown the farm animals can be trained to recognise images of famous people. Read more Read more

Mike Tyson: We smoke $40K of marijuana every month at ranch

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Mike Tyson is certainly enjoying his retirement. Not only has the former boxer become an advocate for marijuana while hosting a podcast called Hot Boxin', but he also explained the extent of his marijuana use in the latest episode (h/t The Source). "What do we smoke a month?" Tyson asked his co-host, Eben Britton. "Is it $40,000 a month? It's $40, yeah, $40,000 a month." "We smoke 10 tons of weed at the ranch a month," Britton said. Read more Read more

The fan who sued Taylor Swift

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Many fans try to get the attention of celebrities with letters, artwork, and gifts. Russell Godfrey Greer decided to get Taylor Swift’s attention by taking her to court. Greer, an ex-Mormon, has used the paralegal training he gained at the Latter-day Saints Business College to frantically vie for Miss Swift’s attention. The quixotic Utahn is at once a nobody and a figure with an online audience of hundreds who have followed his public efforts to romance Miss Swift. Greer believes that not only does he deserve Swift’s attention, but he has a legal right to it. The argument underlying Read more

Taylor Swift used facial recognition to track her stalkers at a concert

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Security for Taylor Swift at California’s Rose Bowl in May 2018 included a facial recognition system monitored from almost 2,000 miles away. A kiosk set up to show highlights of the singer’s rehearsals secretly recorded the faces of onlookers, which were sent to a “command post” in Nashville, Tennessee that attempted to match those images to hundreds of images of known Taylor Swift stalkers, according to Rolling Stone. “Everybody who went by would stop and stare at it, and the software would start working,” Mike Downing, chief security officer at live entertainment security Read more