Partygoers go wild for mini-tornado after it appears at Aussie music festival

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This could be the best unexpected party guest ever.

A mini-sand tornado formed in the middle of Earthcore, a dance music festival in Victoria, Australia on the weekend — an event best thought of as Australia’s answer to Burning Man, but with a lot less Silicon Valley cash and more sunburnt Aussies — sending the crowd absolutely mental.

It was captured and uploaded to YouTube by user SynapticTV, with the superb title “DOOFNADO.” So you know, a “doof” is what Australians call outdoor techno parties in rural areas.

It would not be surprising if some Earthcore partygoers thought this “DOOFNADO” was a hallucination. It’s 100% real, folks. Read more…

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Facebook activates ‘safety check’ in Nigeria after bombings

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Facebook has turned on its “safety check” feature in Nigeria after Tuesday’s bombing in the country, which killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens

The feature will prompt users who live near the bombed site in the city of Yola to get them to respond if they’re safe so friends can be informed.

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