That video of a drone shooting fireworks into a crowd is not what it seems


Have you seen the video of someone who appears to use a drone to launch fireworks into a partying crowd in Brazil? Well, it's not exactly what it claims to be.

The video, which has been circulating on Reddit in recent days, has a title which loosely translates to "When you have funk dancing on the street, upload your drone with a rocket and finish the party." People have widely taken it at face value — as a person who was upset by a loud street party getting some rather spectacular revenge via drone.

But it seems the whole thing was a stunt by a popular Brazilian Instagram personality, Lucas Albert, and his pals. As some media outlets have reported, the clip appears on Albert's Instagram with a caption that says roughly, "My friends did a barbecue on the street and they did not invite me look at what I did with them." Read more...

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8 aircraft the US Air Force could get rid of to pay for other things
REUTERS/Tech. Sgt. James Arrowood/U.S. Air Force The Air Force is looking for ways to fund future initiatives. One way to get that money is to get rid of some older aircraft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Get ready for a new A-10 budget fight. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein wants to fund new initiatives in connectivity, space, combat power projection, and logistics starting in 2021 — to the tune of $30 billion on top of what it is already using. One way to do that, says Todd Harrison, a defense budget analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, is to retire $30 billion worth of legacy aircraft. That is, get rid of the old stuff to make room for the new. While getting rid of these aircraft isn't the only way to make room for the new initiatives and save $30 billion, it is the fastest route to get there, and many of the retirements make sense. Some of the planes' missions are obsolete. Some of the airframes are currently being updated with newer models, and at least one can't even fly its primary mission due to treaty obligations.1. B-1B Lancer. Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III/USAF/Handout via REUTERS The B-1B is already scheduled for retirement in the 2030s, but retiring the program early could save up to $4.8 billion. At 32 years old, the Lancers are already struggling with a 50 percent mission-capable rate. It can't even complete the missions for which it was designed as a nuclear deterrent. The Air Force's fastest bomber, the one that carries the biggest bomb loads, can't carry nuclear weapons under the terms of the 1994 START I agreement with Russia. 2. B-2 Spirit. UK Ministry of Defence Also scheduled for retirement in the 2030s, the B-2 Spirit has a mission-capable rate of 61% and is scheduled to be replaced by the new B-21 Bomber in the late 2020s. Retiring the B-2 early could save as much as $2.9 billion. 3. A-10 Thunderbolt II. US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier The Air Force's 281 A-10s are mission capable 73% of the time and are its primary close-air support craft. The average A-10 is 38 years old, and even though the bulk of the A-10 fleet has just been scheduled to get new wings, canceling the re-winging and retiring the Warthog could save as much as $6.7 billion. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:She's photographed every major war of the last 20 years, but Marine Corps boot camp was something else entirelyUS F-35 fighter jets are all still 'below service expectations' for all the services that have themOne of the Air Force's most legendary fighter squadrons is back in the Middle EastSEE ALSO: The Air Force wants the F-35 and F-22 stealth fighters to talk to the secret X-37B space plane
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Comics legend Frank Miller claims ex-wife stole rough sketches: lawsuit
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NYC's richest and most expensive ZIP code has an average income of $879,000 and a median sale price of $3.9 million. I spent an afternoon there — here's a closer look at the trendy area.
Katie Warren/Business Insider Tribeca's 10007 is the richest ZIP code in New York City, where residents have an average income of $879,000, according to Bloomberg. It's also the most expensive ZIP code in the city, with a median sale price of $3.9 million, according to a recent PropertyShark report. I spent an afternoon in the trendy Manhattan neighborhood earlier this year, and it was a clear example of how the look of wealth is changing. Tribeca draws a stark contrast to Billionaires' Row, where hedge-fund and tech billionaires buy penthouses — many of which are secondary residences — at the top of sleek 1,000-foot-tall towers in midtown Manhattan, an area bustling with tourism and retail. The city's richest ZIP code, on the other hand, is a vibrant, trendy, and walkable neighborhood full of young people and families. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tribeca, a trendy neighborhood in downtown Manhattan, is home to New York City's richest ZIP code, where the average income of residents is $879,000, Bloomberg reported. It's the fifth-richest ZIP code in the US, according to Bloomberg's ranking.  Tribeca is "the epitome of downtown cool," according to StreetEasy. The neighborhood, which borders the Hudson River to the west and the Financial District to the south, is a celebrity hotspot that has been home to stars including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence, and Steven Spielberg. And real estate in Tribeca is notoriously pricey. PropertyShark ranked it the most expensive neighborhood in New York City, with a median sale price of $3.9 million. The median rent is $6,195, according to StreetEasy. Earlier this year, I spent an afternoon walking through the downtown Manhattan neighborhood. Here's what New York City's richest and most expensive ZIP code looks like.Tribeca, a trendy neighborhood in downtown Manhattan, is New York City's richest ZIP code. Katie Warren/Business Insider The average income of Tribeca residents is $879,000, according to a recent report from Bloomberg, making it the fifth-richest ZIP code in the US. It's also the most expensive ZIP code in New York City, with a median sale price of $3.9 million, according to a recent report from PropertyShark. Tribeca sits on the west side of lower Manhattan. Google Maps It borders the Hudson River to the west, SoHo to the north, Chinatown to the east, and the Financial District to the south. Tribeca is well-served by public transportation. Katie Warren/Business Insider The A, C, E, 2, 3, N, Q, R, and W trains all serve various parts of the neighborhood. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The East Coast's priciest ZIP code is a tiny Hamptons village of 322 residents. Here's what it's like living in Sagaponack, where the median home price is $4.3 million.The 15 most expensive homes sold in the US over the past decade, rankedHere's the income you need to live comfortably in every state in the USSEE ALSO: The 25 most expensive ZIP codes in America in 2019 DON'T MISS: The East Coast's priciest ZIP code is a tiny Hamptons village of 322 residents. Here's what it's like living in Sagaponack, where the median home price is $4.3 million.
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15 newspaper front pages show how the media reacted to Prince Andrew's 'car crash' interview about Jeffrey Epstein
Ian Forsyth/Getty An interview with Britain's Prince Andrew, concerning his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, aired on the BBC Saturday night. The interview was largely panned because he didn't show regret over his relationship with the disgraced financier, who died by suicide while awaiting trial in August. These newspaper and tabloid front pages show how it was received. Visit for more stories. Britain's Prince Andrew became the laughingstock of the tabloid world over the weekend, when he sat down for a very awkward interview about his past friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The interview was largely panned since the Duke of York didn't show much regret for continuing the relationship once the sexual abuse accusations against Epstein first started coming out in the late aughts. And he made up several elaborate excuses to discredit the allegations made by one of Epstein's accusers, Virginia Giuffre Roberts, who alleges that she was forced to have sex with the prince as a teen. Here's how 15 tabloids covered the story.A long-awaited interview with Britain's Prince Andrew about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein aired Saturday night on the BBC. Sunday Express The interview was widely panned since the Duke of York failed to show remorse for Epstein's victims, and gave excuses trying to discredit claims that he had sex with one of Epstein's victims, who was a minor at the time. Metro Tabloids in the UK and the US were largely negative in their coverage of the interview. Daily Mirror See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Photos and video of Prince Andrew at glamorous French Riviera events appear to contradict his claim in BBC interview that he 'never really partied'John Bel Edwards was narrowly re-elected as governor of Louisiana. He's not a typical Democrat.The 10 most shocking celebrity breakups of 2019, so farSEE ALSO: Prince Andrew says he couldn't have had sex with a 17-year-old because he was at a Pizza Express on the day in question DON'T MISS: Prince Andrew told the Queen his car-crash BBC interview about Jeffrey Epstein was a 'great success' and will end criticism of him, reports say
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Thousands of Disney+ accounts have been hacked: Here’s how to protect yours
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Disney+ launches in Australia, with (almost) every Simpsons episode
After a shaky but undeniably massive launch day last week, the House of Mouse's streaming platform Disney+ has arrived in Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. With signup available from 9am AEDT, only time will tell whether the overload problems and long wait times that plagued the launch of the platform in North America and the Netherlands last Tuesday will reappear. With over 10 million accounts signing up in the first two days, it's unlikely that similar volume will emerge from this week's launch markets. JUST IN: Disney+ signed up 10 million accounts since yesterday’s launch, per the company. — Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) November 13, 2019 Read more... More about Australia, Disney, The Simpsons, Disney, and Entertainment
Is Ring headed for a big CES? A new FCC filing suggests they are
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6 lesser-known credit card travel benefits that can save you thousands of dollars if things go wrong on a trip
Maria Dryfhout/Shutterstock While many people may know the big, flagship perks that come with their credit cards, those same cards often come with lesser-known benefits, too. These benefits, ranging from roadside assistance and flight delay insurance to emergency travel medical coverage, can potentially save you hundreds or thousands of dollars if you need them. Read on to see some of the lesser-known benefits of some of the most popular rewards cards. All of these benefits are available on the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, the Chase Sapphire Reserve, and the Platinum Card® from American Express, and we'll also highlight some other card options that offer each perk. Read more personal finance coverage. A lot of high-profile credit cards — especially rewards cards — come with well-known travel benefits. For example, just about anyone with a Platinum Card from American Express knows that they can get access to over 1,200 airport lounges around the world, while those with the Chase Sapphire Preferred know that they can get double points on all travel and dining expenses. But there are a handful of great perks, useful benefits, and valuable protections that a lot of credit cards come with. Here are six lesser-known ones that come with three of the most popular travel rewards credit cards: the Chase Sapphire Preferred, the Chase Sapphire Reserve, and the Amex Platinum.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:The safest, smartest way to buy things abroad is the same as in the US: a credit card6 credit cards with benefits that are worth more than the annual fee — from free nights to Uber creditsThe 3 strategies I use to earn more than 300,000 points each year and book thousands of dollars worth of travel
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Painfully slow hurricanes, deadly heat, and cities without water: What the climate crisis will look like in the next 10 years, according to experts
REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri In the last few years, we've seen record-breaking temperatures, intense hurricanes and wildfires, and unprecedented ice melt. All of these are predicted consequences of climate change and are expected to get worse in the coming years. Addressing this threat in the next 10 years is critical: Scientists say the world must slash its carbon emissions in half by 2030 to avoid catastrophic warming. Here's what we can expect in the next decade. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more. We only have a decade to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. That's the warning the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) put out last year. But so far, nations are not slashing emissions enough to keep Earth's temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — the threshold established in the Paris climate agreement.  "What we know is that unabated climate change will really transform our world into something that is unrecognizable," Kelly Levin, a senior associate at the World Resources Institute's climate program, told Business Insider. That transformation has already begun. The last few years saw record-breaking temperatures, catastrophic and bizarre storms, and unprecedented ice melt. That's all likely to get worse by 2030. Here's what we can expect in the next 10 years.Scientists attribute the increasing frequency of record-breaking temperatures, unprecedented ice melt, and extreme weather shifts to greenhouse-gas emissions. Caspar Haarloev from "Into the Ice" documentary via Reuters Fossil fuels like coal contain compounds like carbon dioxide and methane, which trap heat from the sun. Extracting and burning these fuels for energy releases those gases into the atmosphere, where they accumulate and heat up the Earth over time. "As long as we burn fossil fuels and load the atmosphere with carbon pollution, it all gets worse," climate scientist Michael Mann told Business Insider in an email.  Last year, the IPCC warned that we only have until 2030 to act in order to avoid the worst consequences of severe climate change. Ahn Young-joon/AP According to the IPCC, the world's carbon emissions have to fall by 45% by 2030 to keep the world's average temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.  So the next 10 years are crucial for any efforts to slow this trend. If Earth warms more than 1.5 degrees, scientists think the world's ecosystems could start to collapse. NASA via Reuters "The choices that we make today are going to have profound impacts," Levin said. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:More than 50% of insects have disappeared since 1970, an ecologist warns — even more evidence of an 'insect apocalypse'Greta Thunberg just set sail for Spain with 2 Australian YouTubers, their baby, and a professional skipperGreta Thunberg found a last-minute ride back across the Atlantic thanks to a pair of YouTubers after a crucial UN climate-change summit got moved from Chile to SpainSEE ALSO: Before-and-after photos reveal how landmarks have been ravaged by fires, floods, and melting ice over the last decade
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Congress could depose IRS whistleblower who alleged interference in audit of Trump's taxes
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Trump's retreat in Syria could be an intelligence coup for Putin. The leaked Iran cables show just how that could happen.
REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo An investigation by the Intercept and the New York Times shows how Iran capitalized on US intelligence abandoning its Iraqi operatives in the wake of its 2011 troop withdrawal.  Iraqis who had worked with the CIA told Iran about CIA safe houses, other Iraqis working for the Americans, and CIA training, according to the investigation.  These leaks show how the same thing could happen in Syria as the US position there changes and its partner forces are forced into an agreement with the Syrian government, backed by Russia and Iran.  Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories.  A recent joint investigation by the Intercept and the New York Times revealed on Monday how the US's withdrawal from Iraq in 2011 led to a massive intelligence failure that put sensitive US assets and information directly into the hands of Iranian power players — and gives a blueprint for how the very same thing could happen in Syria. The joint investigation by reporters James Risen and Murtaza Hussein of the Intercept and Tim Arango, Farnaz Fassihi, and Ronen Bergman for the New York Times analyzes information from about 700 pages of secret Iranain  intelligence cables first obtained by the Intercept. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Investigators found uranium particles at a secret facility in Iran, suggesting a further rejection of the nuclear dealTrump keeps contradicting the Pentagon about whatever it is the US is doing with Syria's oilVeterans who served alongside the Kurds say Trump set a dangerous precedent abandoning American alliesSEE ALSO: North Korea says no more talks with US a day after the US gave in to North Korea's demands SEE ALSO: Hong Kong's protestors are turning college campuses into improvised weapons factories
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13 of the best and 13 of the worst movies of the decade, according to audiences
Disney,Disney,Relativity A lot of movies made their debut in the 2010s, and some are more beloved than others.  According to audiences, some of the best films of the decade include "Harriet" (2019), "Coco" (2017), and "Spotlight" (2015).  Audiences hated movies like "The Devil Inside" (2012) and "Movie 43" (2013).  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From comedies to thrillers, a lot of films have made their debut over the past decade, but not all of them have been a hit with viewers.  Here are some of the best and worst movies of the 2010s based on audience scores from Rotten Tomatoes.  Although critics had mixed reviews about the 2019 Harriet Tubman biopic, "Harriet" scored big with viewers. Focus Features Audience Score: 97% Reviewers called the American-history film, which starred Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monae, and Joe Alwyn, "riveting" and "inspiring." "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," Disney's 2019 live-action sequel to the 2014 re-telling, was beloved by viewers. Disney Audience Score: 95% Although the Angelina Jolie-led fairytale about the "Sleeping Beauty" villain didn't impress critics, who gave the film only a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, audiences loved it. Reviewers praised the film's visuals and special effects as well as its overall storyline. "Spider-Man: Far From Home" was a hit with most viewers. Sony Pictures Audience Score: 95% With Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Samuel L. Jackson as its leads, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" managed to impress both critics and audiences as a hybrid between superhero action and teen romance.  Many praised the 2019 film's fresh storyline and smart dialogue. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:10 of the best and 10 of the worst Danny DeVito movies of all timeI tried every single breakfast at McDonald's and ranked them from worst to bestInterior designers reveal the 10 decorating rules you should never break
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Chirlane McCray recalls past depression battle: ‘I just wanted to die’
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