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This 'Miracle Cat' Survived 30 Minutes In A Washing Machine Mid-Cycle

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A six-month-old kitten had a “miraculous” escape after surviving a wash cycle.


Poppy’s owners, from Launceston in Australia, only discovered she was in the machine some 30 minutes into the cycle after searching the whole house when they realized nobody in the family knew where she was.

Kim Burr told ABC News:

“We got the biscuits out, looked through all the cupboards — we went all over the house, but we couldn’t find her."
“And then I thought … maybe. I stopped the wash and there she was.”


Animal Medical Centre posted on their Facebook page:

"Meet poor little Poppy who miraculously survived a full wash cycle!"
"Poppy's distressed owners phoned Dr Lisa Towns for an after-hours consultation after finding her in the washing machine at the end of a full 30 minute cycle - ALIVE!"
"Understandably Poppy was freezing cold, rather bruised and battered, sore and disorientated but believe it or not, no broken bones! After 2 days resting on fluids Poppy felt much better and was able to go home to her eager family."
"Surely this would equal around 7/9 cat lives??"
"We hope Poppy learnt her lesson and now realises the washing machine certainly isn't a cosy place to sleep!"

Poppy was limp and barely breathing when the family found her, so they took her to Launceston’s Animal Medical Centre, unsure if she was even still alive.


Dr Lisa Towns - the fabulous vet who took the after-hours call + consultation Animal Medical Centre/Facebook

But while she was concussed, had water in her lungs and had suffered some bruising, incredibly she had no serious injuries.


Poppy Animal Medical Centre/Facebook


Tim Laws, from the Animal Medical Centre, said it was “quite amazing” that Poppy had survived.

He told ABC:

“I’ve seen some unusual things in my time, but I’ve never seen a cat do this before.”

Poppy was treated for a couple of days before being sent back home to her family.

The centre confirmed that the kitten was now “back to her normal self” and had suffered “absolutely no lasting damage”.


Dr Lisa Reynolds checking Poppy over on her re-visit. She's back to her cheeky self Animal Medical Centre/Facebook

Ms Burr told ABC:

"She is a miracle cat. She's a very special cat."
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Warning: There may be spoilers if you have not watched the series finale of Game of Thrones.

Emilia Clarke wanted to ensure Daenerys Targaryen would nail that war-mongering scene in the final episode of Game of Thrones.

The 32-year-old actress – who portrays Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains (that's one character) – did what was necessary to convincingly portray the chilling moment as she spoke in Dothraki and Valyrian.

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Halsey has paid off a fan’s speeding ticket after the woman claimed she was driving too fast because she was enjoying her new single "Nightmare".

Twitter user Francesca claimed she was driving home from Pennsylvania State University when she was stopped for speeding.

“I got pulled over… for the first time ever and when asked why I was going 99 in a 70 I was dangerously close to admitting I was bangin out to Halsey’s new song Nightmare,” she said on social media.

“What’s your Venmo. I’ll pay your ticket. Drive safely please!” Halsey said on Twitter.

The singer’s music video for Nightmare, starring Debbie Harry and Cara Delevingne, was released on May 16, and has already reached over 15.5 million views on YouTube.

The original tweet was liked over 4,000 times, and caught the attention of Halsey herself, who transferred Francesca 250 US dollars for the ticket.


Needless to say the interaction has gotten quite a lot of attention. We all stan a queen that supports her fans as much as they support her.



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A woman in New York has been praised by police for alerting them to a possible suicide attempt after she mistook a closed umbrella for a person wearing a "Handmaid's Tale" costume. Casey McCormick tweeted she thought she saw “a woman dressed as a handmaid about to jump from a building” and called 911.

The sighting turned out to be a table umbrella which, from a distance, looked much like a handmaid from the seminal Margaret Atwood novel "The Handmaid’s Tale".

The New York Police Department’s news account made it clear on Twitter that McCormick had done the right thing in alerting the authorities.

“Blessed be the umbrella. Thank you Casey and the @POPSUGAR team for alerting us to this crime, glad we could save the day,” they tweeted. “Jokes aside, if you’re ever hesitant about calling 911 – don’t be! We take all calls seriously, and worse case we get to go home with a great story.”

“Better safe than sorry!” one Twitter user replied.

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The conversation centered on the subject of pornography and its affect on relationships on Monday's episode of Red Table Talks on Facebook.

The discussion began backstage with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris when Smith said that 40 million people watch porn on a daily basis.

"Back in the day I had a little porn addiction," the 47-year-old admitted, but emphasized, "I wasn't in a relationship when I had a porn addiction, believe it or not, thank goodness."

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