Largest bass caught in Texas lake using McDonald's chicken McNugget

FOX News

A couple got a "Mc-nificent" catch when they reeled in a record-breaking bass last month at a Texas lake by using a McDonald's chicken McNugget as their bait. Matthew McNellis and his girlfriend went fishing in May at Lake Bardwell in Ennis and had no luck catching anything, McNellis told KDAF. McNellis' girlfriend then suggested using a chicken nugget they bought from McDonald's as bait. To their surprise, they reeled in a 2-and-a-half-foot long bass that weighed more than 10 pounds. The Highview Marina declared it as the biggest fish caught at the lake, posting a photo of it on Facebook.


40 years since the spark that began Iran's Revolution

The Japan Times

QOM, IRAN – As a child 40 years ago, Mohammad Hassan Sharifzadeh saw the opening salvos of the Islamic revolution in Iran, starting with a particularly strange scene in a mosque in the holy city of Qom.


Aylien launches news analysis API powered by its deep learning tech

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Text analysis startup Aylien, which uses deep learning and NLP algorithms to parse text and extract intel from documents for its customers, has launched a new tool specifically focused on analyzing written news content. "The idea for the News API is to give access to the news content that is out there enriched and in real-time to developers and data scientists," says co-founder Parsa Ghaffari. The Dublin-based startup says it's utilizing core text analysis tech powering its existing text API product, which launched back in February 2014 -- but this time it's focusing exclusively on news content and also doing a little more of the analytical heavy lifting for its customers. "We decided to simplify the use case a little bit by collecting and analyzing the news documents on our end, rather than giving them the tools to do that themselves. So this was born out of that," says Ghaffari.


The Hollywood bull enters Rumi's china shop

Al Jazeera

Imagine Leonardo DiCaprio, say as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Now imagine him as Rumi. Now imagine Robert Downey Jr, say as Robert Stark/Iron Man in Jon Favreau's Iron Man (2008). Now imagine him as Shams-e Tabrizi. Believe it or not, this is not a mere flight of fantasy but the combined intention of a major Hollywood scriptwriter and a producer who have evidently come together to make a biopic on the Muslim mystic, scholar, thinker, and poet Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi: the author of two monumental masterpieces of Persian poetry, the Mathnavi and the Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi, the founder of the Mevlevi Order, whose Mausoleum in Konya is the pilgrimage destination of millions of his devotees from around the globe.