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Patrick McMahon

Patrick is a content editor for Rare in Washington, D.C. Outside the office (and the internet), he’s a cyclist, painter, and friend to all dogs. He is 27.


Ryan Seacrest joined a perfect stranger on the New York City subway for a rendition of “Stand By Me” Rare People Ryan Seacrest joined a perfect stranger on the New York City subway for a rendition of “Stand By Me” , Rare Staff 9:35pm, July 19
Family says surgeons found a malignant brain tumor in Senator John McCain Rare News Family says surgeons found a malignant brain tumor in Senator John McCain , Rare Staff 8:30pm, July 19
An “odor described as flatulence” was so bad on one flight that an American Airlines crew called paramedics Across the U.S.A. An “odor described as flatulence” was so bad on one flight that an American Airlines crew called paramedics , Rare Staff 8:19pm, July 19
A wild car chase got upended when one suspect ditched his car and took the train Caught on video A wild car chase got upended when one suspect ditched his car and took the train , Rare Staff 6:28pm, July 19
Florida family wakes up to breakfast in bed: fifteen pounds of it, nearly smashing through their roof Across the U.S.A. Florida family wakes up to breakfast in bed: fifteen pounds of it, nearly smashing through their roof , Rare Staff 2:37pm, July 19
YouTube’s “Slow Mo Guys” have an airbag, a microwave, and a very bad idea Caught on video YouTube’s “Slow Mo Guys” have an airbag, a microwave, and a very bad idea , Rare Staff 9:44pm, July 18
Thieves stole a backpack from a 7-11 that turned out to be an IED, and police are being very quiet about it Around the world Thieves stole a backpack from a 7-11 that turned out to be an IED, and police are being very quiet about it , Rare Staff 6:16pm, July 18
A man who took on a rabid bobcat with his bare hands in viral video has some advice for all of us Caught on video A man who took on a rabid bobcat with his bare hands in viral video has some advice for all of us , Rare Staff 5:05pm, July 18
As the Senate’s repeal plan collapses, Trump defines his plan for health care reform Health and medicine As the Senate’s repeal plan collapses, Trump defines his plan for health care reform , Rare Staff 2:46pm, July 18
Republicans no longer have the votes to repeal Obamacare Health and medicine Republicans no longer have the votes to repeal Obamacare , Rare Staff 9:39pm, July 17
Press Secretary Sean Spicer defends Trump’s imported products on the first day of “Made in America” week Rare News Press Secretary Sean Spicer defends Trump’s imported products on the first day of “Made in America” week , Rare Staff 9:15pm, July 17
A guy had his eye on an elderly woman’s purse as she left church, but he didn’t expect this justice Caught on video A guy had his eye on an elderly woman’s purse as she left church, but he didn’t expect this justice , Rare Staff 8:21pm, July 17
National Guard Colonel who saluted a stranger’s funeral procession in viral photo responds to all the unexpected attention Across the U.S.A. National Guard Colonel who saluted a stranger’s funeral procession in viral photo responds to all the unexpected attention , Rare Staff 5:25pm, July 17
This “hard as nails” police coroner found one dead body she couldn’t handle: a snake’s Caught on video This “hard as nails” police coroner found one dead body she couldn’t handle: a snake’s , Rare Staff 7:55pm, July 16
The luckiest driver on Planet Earth escaped a nasty wreck in New Jersey, and no one has a clue how Across the U.S.A. The luckiest driver on Planet Earth escaped a nasty wreck in New Jersey, and no one has a clue how , Rare Staff 7:14pm, July 16
After a guest stole more than her fair share of merch, Ellen pulled out the hidden camera footage and put her on blast Rare People After a guest stole more than her fair share of merch, Ellen pulled out the hidden camera footage and put her on blast , Rare Staff 6:25pm, July 16
Kim Zolciak-Biermann posted an important message about what to do when someone’s having a stroke Rare People Kim Zolciak-Biermann posted an important message about what to do when someone’s having a stroke , Rare Staff 5:53pm, July 16
This bear riding shotgun is the most Russian thing you’ll see today Caught on video This bear riding shotgun is the most Russian thing you’ll see today , Rare Staff 5:09pm, July 16
U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte faces Brazilian appeals court — and wins Rare People U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte faces Brazilian appeals court — and wins , Rare Staff 3:37pm, July 16
An unlicensed driver ran down three California pedestrians as they walked home from getting ice cream Caught on video An unlicensed driver ran down three California pedestrians as they walked home from getting ice cream , Rare Staff 3:01pm, July 16
Heartbreaking new details have emerged about the death of “The Walking Dead” stuntman John Bernecker Rare People Heartbreaking new details have emerged about the death of “The Walking Dead” stuntman John Bernecker , Rare Staff 1:48pm, July 16
One Irish mom staged a “realistic” photo shoot with her twins to upstage Beyoncé Rare People One Irish mom staged a “realistic” photo shoot with her twins to upstage Beyoncé , Rare Staff 11:38am, July 16
Republican political operative who sought Clinton emails from Russian hacker groups commits suicide Across the U.S.A. Republican political operative who sought Clinton emails from Russian hacker groups commits suicide , Rare Staff 10:13pm, July 13
A truck full of eels overturned in Oregon, and it’s even more disgusting than we thought possible Across the U.S.A. A truck full of eels overturned in Oregon, and it’s even more disgusting than we thought possible , Rare Staff 8:21pm, July 13
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, DOJ arrest hundreds in the “largest health care fraud enforcement action” in history Crime and punishment Attorney General Jeff Sessions, DOJ arrest hundreds in the “largest health care fraud enforcement action” in history , Rare Staff 8:12pm, July 13
CNN anchor doesn’t recognize Star-Spangled Banner, calls it something entirely different The media CNN anchor doesn’t recognize Star-Spangled Banner, calls it something entirely different , Rare Staff 4:57pm, July 13
Bank customers at a Texas ATM called police after they got cries for help along with their receipts Business Bank customers at a Texas ATM called police after they got cries for help along with their receipts , Rare Staff 2:50pm, July 13
‘Bachelor in Paradise’ fans, it’s official: We have a premiere Rare People ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ fans, it’s official: We have a premiere , Rare Staff 9:40pm, July 12
Of course Kid Rock is running for Senate God Bless America Of course Kid Rock is running for Senate , Rare Staff 6:24pm, July 12
California transit agency will not release footage of crimes because it could “perpetuate stereotypes” Across the U.S.A. California transit agency will not release footage of crimes because it could “perpetuate stereotypes” , Rare Staff 5:20pm, July 12