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The mansion in Toronto that served as Regina George’s house in Tina Fey’s Mean Girls has been put on the market. Want to own the palace of the queen of the plastics? Now you can for a mere $14.8 million. According to Post City Toronto, the 20,000 sq. foot house “is not only noticeable for its pop culture appeal to millennials. It has other bragging rights. Martha Stewart has filmed a cooking show in the kitchen and William Shatner has filmed a TV commercial in the front foyer. Canadian Idol finalists have also shared the address before.” Canadian Idol finalists? So fetch ... Discuss

If you are like most people, you have long wondered what the classic hymn "Amazing Grace" would sound like if it were performed with only air horns. This wondrous creation, “Airmazing Grace Horn” finally offers the satisfying answer you’ve been longing for ... Discuss

Netflix’s upcoming Bill Murray Christmas special sounds like a good time, even though this trailer is a total bummer. Directed by Sofia Coppola, A Very Murray Christmas will feature appearances from celebrities including Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, George Clooney, Maya Rudolph, Miley Cyrus and others, as well as Murray “as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit” ... Discuss

The Malaysian Ministry of Information has released some truly frightening images that show how dire the situation facing many migrants really is. Officials from in Myanmar recently rescued more than 200 people packed in an 80-foot boat in the Andaman Sea. Many of the group—which included some children—are Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing religious persecution in the country. A UNHCR spokesperson said in a statement,

We hope that this recent positive development will be followed by other disembarkations in Myanmar and across the region. This needs to happen before the coming monsoon rains. As we have previously emphasized, the priority is to save lives by getting people safely off these boats as soon as possible.

They estimate that as many as 3,500 are currently stranded in boats in the waters near the country. Both Indonesia and Malaysia are currently providing humanitarian assistance migrants rescued at sea ... Discuss

You may remember the touching story of young Miles Scott. Back in the fall of 2013, Miles became an Internet sensation after the Make-a-Wish foundation helped fulfill the leukemia’s survivor’s dream of becoming Batman. After thousands of volunteers showed up to turn San Francisco into Gotham for a day of superhero adventures, Batkid was born. Now, Warner Bros. is releasing a documentary about Miles and the day that changed San Francisco. Batkid Begins releases on June 26 ... Discuss