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With the still missing Malaysian Air Flight 370 and yesterday's plane crash in Philadelphia, this might not be the week to fly. 

But it's definitely the week to take a plane crash selfie or two, right? 

Plane crash selfies are apparently a thing now. Take a look at these, and then tell us, have we taken selfies too far?

Philadelphia Plane Crash Passenger Shares Selfie from Crash Site
Twitter user @han_horan snapped this selfie after a plane crashed in Philadelphia this week. She and the other 153 passengers were all unharmed.

When a U.S. Airways Flight 1702 from Philadelphia to Ft. Lauderdale crashed yesterday, Twitter user @han_horan snapped and shared a few photos with her followers, one of which was a selfie with the downed plane in the background.

All 154 passengers and 5 crew members were safe on @han_horan's flight, but does that make a difference in the context of selfies and sharing?

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It's Pi Day, people! As in March 14? 3/14? Get it? Hello? Anyone?!

Mathematics major and book author Danica McKellar (a member of the 2014 Dancing with the Stars cast) is likely geeking out hard today. As should you.

Why? Because Pi, which is really 22/7 but is usually rounded to 3.14, is named after the ratio of a Euclidean circle’s circumference to its diameter.

It's kind of a big deal mathematical constant!

While we know Pi as 3.14, that's its approximate value. Pi has been calculated to a million-plus digits. It is LITERALLY irrational. And infinite(ly cool).

Here are some great ways to mark this very special Pi Day 2014:

  • Listen to the Pi rap (above), which someone obviously made, because it's the Internet ... and no, it wasn't Danica, though she'd appreciate it.
  • Wish everyone a happy Pi Day just to see if anyone understands gets it. That alone is probably enough to make this Friday a memorable one.
  • Go for a 5K run. 5K = 3.10 miles, which is pretty close to 3.14.
  • Put your lighters in the air at 1:59:26 p.m. (Pi = 3.1415926...)!
  • Celebrate Albert Einstein's birthday too. Sort of appropriate.
  • Practice doodling that cool ass symbol for Pi while on hold.
  • Bake an Apple Pi (or whip up a Pumpkin or Cherry or Strawberry pie recipe or whatever you're into). The wordplay is legendary, it tastes awesome, and pies are circular!!

Check out this epic gallery of Pi Day pies (because PIE!) below ...

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The officials behind the South by Southwest music festival have released a statement regarding last night's fatal car crash in Austin.

As previously reported, a driver (believed to be drunk) swerved to avoid a DUI check point and barreled through a temporary barricade around 12:30 a.m., killing two attendees in the process and injuring 23 others.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragic accident that took place last night here in Austin,” the SXSW statement reads. “We appreciate and commend the first responders, as well as the city agencies who so quickly sprung into action."

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Rapper Petey Pablo (no relation to The Bachelor pariah Juan Pablo) is a free man after doing two years of hard time for gun smuggling, TMZ reports.

Petey Pablo Mug Shot

The man behind "Raise Up" and "Freek-a-Leek" among other hip hop classics is out of prison ahead of schedule, and for the first time in a long awhile.

Back in 2010, he was arrested at Raleigh Durham Airport on September 11 (seriously) after police say he tried to take a stolen gun through airport security.

Petey Pablo was notoriously sentenced to 35 months behind bars at a federal prison for that offense, but was cut loose this week, four months early.

Like fellow free man Lil Boosie, he's focused on getting back to work. Pablo says he will return to hip-hop and has already hooked up with Timbaland.

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Tragedy struck the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival last night.

A car broke through a barricade at the event in Austin around 12:30 a.m., killing two attendees and injuring 23 more.

According to local police, the wounded were treated at a hospital, with up to seven suffering serious injuries.

Accident Scene

“This is extremely unusual,” Lt. Moon of the Austin Police Dept. told Rolling Stone. “There have been some very rare instances of vehicles striking pedestrians in the entertainment area, but this is the first time it’s ever affected a SXSW event.”

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We've seen a daughter slam her mother in an obituary before.

And we've seen a newspaper actually publish an obituary for Walter White.

But this is a first: A Delaware resident named Walter George Bruhl Jr. penned his very own obituary just days before he passed away at the age of 80 on Sunday.

Walter's son, Sam, posted the moving/humorous piece on Facebook and it opens with the following paragraph:

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Arthur Chu watched his impressive 11-game Jeopardy win streak end Wednesday, as the #ChuChuTrain was finally derailed due to cynicism.

Seriously. That was the word that finally did him in.

Arthur Chu Photo

His official winnings were $298,200 ($297,200 in 11 wins and a $1,000 third-place prize last night) good enough for third all-time in the game show's history.

Only Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter have won more.

"So close to $300,000. That hurt. I wanted to make it. But I was $1,800 short. I can make $1,800 someplace else," said Chu, who appears on Good Morning America today.

"It's been an amazing run," he said, adding of his incredible stretch, "This last couple of months has been one of the coolest experiences of my life."

Chu actually only spent three days taping in November; his 11 wins were spaced out, TV-wise, for more than a month because of Jeopardy! tournaments.

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At least two people were killed and nearly two dozen injured Wednesday by a Harlem explosion reportedly triggered by a gas leak, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

The mayor, speaking to New York reporters at the scene, said finding those still missing is a top priority, but cautioned that many may have simply fled to safety.

The N.Y. City Fire Department said at least 22 people were hurt, including two with life-threatening injuries and four with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Both fatalities were women. More than a dozen people are unaccounted for after the explosion leveled two buildings in Harlem and ignited a massive fire.

"This is a tragedy of the worst kind because there was no indication in time to save people," de Blasio told the media. "We have lost two people already."

He promised a thorough search of the rubble after the 200 firefighters, who began arriving on the scene in two minutes, bring the fire under control.

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"First Kiss," a beautiful short film featuring 20 strangers kissing for the first time, went viral this week and racked up more than 25 million views.

While some critics say the film is basically ad featuring lots of professional entertainers, but the creator behind it insists it's 100 percent real.

Fashion designer Melissa Coker says that despite its production quality and dazzling cast, everything that happens in the ad is real and wonderful.

"Everyone was a volunteer," Coker said, adding that the 20 people in it were friends of either herself, director Tatia PIlieva or her clothing brand, Wren.

"It's kind of funny," she adds, that "the dialogue that sort of developed online and everything where people are like, 'This isn't real, there's actors in it!'

"Well, there's some people whose profession is actor, but it's L.A. after all, I can't help but have actor friends. But everything that you see is 100% authentic."

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Duke University freshman Miriam Weeks, a.k.a. Belle Knox, says her parents are not upset by the fact that she took a side job as a porn star to pay tuition.

Weeks, 18, denied a report that her Army doctor dad was heartbroken when he found out about her side job upon returning from deployment in Afghanistan.

“My parents aren’t upset,” Weeks told the New York Daily News in between filming scenes for an upcoming adult film. “I want my family left out of it."

"If people criticize me that’s one thing, but leave my family alone."

The young woman who goes by Belle Knox on screen said she was “really, really upset” over a Daily Mail article that identified her parents, who live in Spokane, Wash.

Amanda Minor, the alleged mother-in-law of Miriam’s brother Paul, was quoted as saying of their parents, “They’re heartbroken, but it’s not irreparable."

Weeks, however, says that she’s never even met Minor in her life.

“That lady doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” Weeks said.

Before she was the Duke porn star, the youngest of three college-aged kids was an A student at Gonzaga Prep, a private school her parents paid $11,000 a year for.

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