Visitors to the South Korean aquarium where this video was shot had no idea they'd be learning a lesson about nature's cruel sense of humor that day, but now they know the aquarium stocks their tanks with the freshest seafood money can buy!
The Glasgow center of the Scottish SPCA is looking for a home for Atlas the rabbit. As you can see, Atlas is not a typical rabbit; he’s a continental giant rabbit. At seven months of age, he is still not fully grown! Not just any home will do. Manager Anna O’Donnell says they are looking for a home that is equipped to take on such a large bunny.
“We are looking for a specific home for Atlas due to his breed and size. A standard rabbit hutch won’t do so his new owner will need plenty of space for him.
“Atlas needs an owner with the knowledge to properly care for him, so ideally someone who has kept a continental giant before.
Atlas is mischievous and inquisitive, and loves to be petted and cuddled. -via Metafilter
For reasons passengers don't know and administration hasn't fully explained, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship sailed into a storm with conditions equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane on Sunday. The ship, making its way from New York City to Port Canaveral, Florida, sustained all kinds of damage, some of which can be seen in the video above.
“Captain tried to turn ship but waited too long. Captain said they are in communication with the coast guard, struggling to point ship into wind but can’t move forward. All passengers told to stay in cabins; water entered ship on upper decks, large white structure broke off top of ship, landed in pool... Some passengers sitting in muster stations.”
Muster stations are designated areas on ships where passengers go during emergencies, generally in preparation for evacuation. The passenger said that in the most harrowing moments of the storm, waves broke over the tops of the life boats and the entire ship listed to almost 45 degrees.
Maybe your bar is full of musicians and band geeks rather than circus folk?
Install a urinal they'll remember, like these brassy basins found in the Bell Inn in Sussex, England, and patrons will be tooting their horns to everyone they know about your awesome urinals.
And you can still convey a strong theme without going too crazy with your urinal budget, like this guillotine setup found in Rheinfels Castle, Germany that makes you appreciate all that you still have in this world.
Miss Insomnia Tulip of the internet-famous Lou Lou P’s Delights bakery makes amazing pastries that look like real objects, such as naked Burt Reynolds and naked David Hasselhoff. But she can do more than just show aging male celebrities undressed with cake. Her most recent project is a chocolate orange. She reveals hidden in its form an armadillo curled up to protect itself from your appetite.
A spring-loaded mousetrap is designed to kill a mouse on contact by breaking its neck. So why would you put your tongue in one? Because you have a popular YouTube series and your viewers suggested it. We’re talking about the Slow Mo Guys.
Which will it be, Dan or Gav to endure the tongue-lashing? It’s quite a sacrifice, just so we can see what it looks like in slow motion. And the effects last quite a while after the stunt ends. Let’s hope by now his voice has returned to normal. -via Tastefully Offensive
It's just basic science: any food can be improved by adding bacon and/or deep-frying. Amy of the wonderful food blog Oh, Bite It evidences this fact continously.
Her latest demonstration is the ideal breakfast food: Twinkies, wrapped in bacon, then deep fried. It's the right way to start the day, especially if you eat them as I do: with powdered sugar and chocolate syrup on top.
Just when you thought Jabba was the most horrifying and repulsive creature in the universe along comes Winnie, the Hutt who can eat an entire planet's supply of honey in one sitting! Okay, so he's not quite as gross looking or intimidating as that slug Jabba, but you haven't seen him when his honey supply runs dry. Winnie has far more star power than his fellow Hutts, and he's actually seen as cuddly by some of his slave girls, but there's a war raging inside that silly, willy, nilly old slug of a bear, and his humongous appetite is a force to be reckoned with...
Add some cute yet creepy sci-fi color to your geeky wardrobe with this Winnie The Hutt t-shirt by Kenny Durkin, it's an adorable way to show support for the galaxy's cuddliest crimelord!
Those who grew up in America in the 1980s and ‘90s know the mall and its food court as their hangout, the place young people met and socialized. But the food court’s roots go back much further, to city department store shopping. Postwar suburbia gave rise to enclosed malls, but it’s hard to pinpoint when their food courts began, because it was an evolving process. It took a few decades for food courts to become ubiquitous.
The children of the suburban boom became adults and had children of their own. Those children of the 1970s and 1980s grew up in and around the suburban malls. It was never just a shopping opportunity; it was the cultural experience that Rouse had envisioned. The mall and its food court gave the suburbs a "civic anchor," as Smithsonian magazine put it, and a handful of restaurants quickly emerged as favorites.
One vendor that immediately became a food court staple was Orange Julius, that mysterious, frothy concoction of orange juice and “a few choice ingredients." Along the west coast, the Hot Dog On A Stick franchise served corn dogs and fresh squeezed lemonade, though its true appeal was the circus striped mini-dresses and hats worn by its predominantly female staff. The food courts of the '80s also had their fair share of restaurants with roots in the ethnic immigrant communities, even if the food itself bore little resemblance to its old country ancestors. Sbarro pizza, Panda Express and its famous orange chicken, and a Greek gyro restaurant or two were common food fodder in suburbia.
As malls across the US closed and consolidated, the food court idea spread to airports, colleges, and hospitals. Now malls are trying new ideas to lure in customers and keep them eating. Read about the evolution of the food court at mental_floss.
After viewing this video, one can see that it's no wonder calling a person a "pig" is essentially to label them an opportunistic glutton. In this clip, a cute and obviously thirsty little piglet decides that a long drink of fresh milk is warranted, no matter what the animal attached to that udder/twisty straw thing thinks.
During his milk binge, the annoyed cow is seen looking back at him in dismay, swatting him with her tail and trying to brush him off with a rear hoof, all to no avail. In the end, her walking away in combination with his being temporarily milk sated is her answer. I'd be afraid to see what a candid Charlotte would write in her web about that little guy. Via Arbroath
Americans living abroad have all kinds of reasons for doing so. Some wanted to shake their lives up. Others followed a job or spouse. Some went for a visit and then decided to stay. All of them miss something from the United States, but also cherish their new experiences. Heather Mancini lives in Barcelona, Spain.
What she misses most about life in America: Family and friends. “When I was still single and living abroad, I got back to the States once or twice a year. Now that I have a family, and many of my friends and family have their own families, two or three years may pass without seeing some of my siblings or closest friends.”
What she loves most about life in Spain: “I learn something new every day. It could be a new word in another language, politics in another country, or how to prepare a cultural dish. Also, my kids hold three passports and will grow up with an international mindset, speaking four languages. I’m not sure what others think, but to me, that’s pretty cool.”
Information sites like Yahoo! Answers are meant to serve as community driven forums where people can ask any question and receive an insightful answer, and by any question I mean absolutely anything, no matter how obvious or ridiculous.
Want to know if you can uncover your husband's infidelity based on the smell of his flatulence? Ask the fine folks who contribute to Yahoo! Answers.
Some questions read like pure trolling, while others make you pity the person who posed the question because they clearly didn't pay much attention in school. Or maybe in this case we should pity their child...
This is Eric Cajiuat, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, as well as master of the Force. You can almost hear the midi-chlorians in his music. Like any Jedi, he's built his own microphone and he knows how to use it. He can kill with it, but like the original King, he's here to conquer the Empire with love and music.
A leopard wandered into the Vibgyor International School in Bangalore, India, Sunday and mauled six people as it wandered around in a panic. It took ten hours to subdue the big cat. Some of the cat attacks were captured on security cameras.
Conservation scientist Sanjay Gubbi and forest department employee Benny Maurius were injured when they tried to corner the animal and tranquillise him, reports say.
"It was a long struggle to capture the leopard. Although it was injected with tranquillisers it could be captured only around 20.15 local time when the medication took full effect," senior police official S Boralingaiah told reporters.
After the drug took effect, the leopard was transported back into the nearby forest. Six people were treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries. -via reddit
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Valentine's Day approaches, and even if you're part of a couple with the mindset that the sentiment of the holiday should be celebrated regularly, and there are no need for extravagances, it doesn't hurt to show up with a little something for your honey just in case.
Present them with an item that says their heavenly body puts you on top of the world with some of the beautiful, reasonably priced jewelry featured in the linked article. The space theme is fun, you can stretch it out in any number of ways, and it's more unique than the traditional hearts and flowers routine.
After looking at what pieces are presented above and below, check out all 29 jewelry offerings here. Including everything from meteorite necklaces to stars for her ears, there can be found a wide selection of lovely space oddities with which to decorate your loved ones.
Making the ice ball requires a special mold--which you then have to use a particular way. After all, you don't want a solid ball of ice, but one that is hollow inside to contain your cocktail. To do so, freeze the ball of water just long enough for it to be wet inside. Then burn a hole in the ice, suck the water out with a syringe, and re-freeze the now hollow ice ball until you need it.
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About a month ago, we steered you to Disney artist Brian Kesinger and his delightful Star Wars/Calvin and Hobbes mashups. The new ones he’s done since then are so funny, we have to share them with you!
Actress Salma Hayek suffered what she termed a "minor head injury" on the film set of upcoming comedy Drunk Parents recently. When she was injured, she was forced to make a trip to the emergency room, and did so without changing out of her set wardrobe.
On this particular day, her wardrobe included a t-shirt that was, as Hayek put it, "completely inappropriate for the hospital." But not necessarily, Salma. In fact, it looks as if it could be the way a hurried E.R. doctor might provide a time-is-of-the-essence, emergency, double simultaneous breast exam. Thus, the shirt was completely on the medical level!
Salma posted the above photo to her Instagram account and thanked the E.R. doctors of an unnamed upstate New York hospital for their time and attention to her case. Something tells me it wasn't their most unpleasant patient consult in emergency that day.
The Silver Surfer has very little time to hit the waves, what with all the planet eating missions Galactus keeps sending him on, the fighting and the travelling across the galaxy. But when Radd does have a chance to catch some tasty curls he's happy to spend his days down by the shore showing far off worlds why he's the top rated surfer in the universe.
Surfing your way into the hearts of your fellow comic book fans is easy when you're wearing this Surfing With The Alien t-shirt by Samiel, slip it on and people will marvel at your geeky sense of style!
This is a fascinating question tweeted by Venkatesh Rao which I encountered through economist and polymath Tyler Cowen.
The question flips over the classic "What book have you read that has most influenced your life?" into a different realm. What text as more subtly influenced you simply by being present in your society? Cowen responds:
I suppose if you haven’t read the Bible or Quran those are easy answers, but let’s say you have.
I’ve only read snippets of Mein Kampf, so that has to stand as a contender. But has the book really influenced and shaped my life? Maybe you can attribute the relevant marginal product to the life of Hitler, with the book being intermediated by Hitler himself. Therefore I am not sure that answer is true to the spirit of the question.
How about a training manual of some kind, which perhaps my early teachers read but I have never seen or even heard of? Might my mother have read Dr. Spock or other parenting books? That would be my best guess.
Here’s a web toy that could also be a game if you played against someone and made up some rules. There’s a grid of faces. Click on them, and they will start to either smile or frown. Keep clicking after you think the face won’t change any more, and it might change again in some randomly interesting way. Or not. Yes, there is a score at the bottom, which you can maximize by concentrating on the happy faces instead of the frowny ones, but that seems irrelevant.
The game FAQ gives you reasons to keep clicking on the faces. A vague offer of a reward for clicking more did not induce me to try for a thousand clicks. Oh yeah, the grid is different every time you load it, so you can’t just memorize the most interesting faces. -via Metafilter
Gabriel Horchler is the Head of Cataloging at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. He likes to row. 15 years ago, he realized that most of his daily commute from his home in Cheverly, Maryland, ran parallel to the Anacostia River. He could drive through heavy traffic . . . or he could row along the almost vacant river.
Now, even at the age of 71, Horchler begins his day by biking to a neighborhood park, then pushing his rowing shell into the water. He pilots it down the river to a community boathouse, where he keeps his second bike. He takes that bike to the Library of Congress.
The entire trip takes him 90 minutes. He loves it, and the daily workout has kept him in fantastic physical condition. The Washington Post reports:
Some say he’s insane. In Horchler’s mind, the daily ritual of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic is what’s insane.
“I don’t feel that I’m superior to these people in the traffic jam, but I definitely appreciate the quiet and . . . the water and the sound of the oars in the water,” he said. “It changes every day. You see different wildlife. . . . The quality of the water, sometimes it’s filthy, sometimes it’s amazingly clean. And then, with the seasons, the vegetation changes. It’s wonderful.”
Vehicles sometimes become stars of TV series, even when they don’t get credit or draw scandalous headlines. Everyone recognizes the Batmobile, and we of a certain age recognize the Partridge Family bus and the Clampett’s old rattletrap. Newer shows have star vehicles as well, like the Stair Car from Arrested Development.
When the Bluth’s lost all their money, the only mode of transportation they had was the Stair Car. It was originally paired with the company jet that was sold to pay off some debt. This car was perfect for helping inmates escape prison, letting people enter homes from the second story, and tearing down signs. 3 different trucks were used over the course of the series.
Lionsgate has announced their plans to make a film from the popular TV series MacGyver, which ran from 1985-1992 and starred Richard Dean Anderson and Dana Elcar. Sources said that the announcement wasn't heavy on detail, which was similar to their October 2015 announcement of a MacGyver TV series. The television show is intended to be a prequel of the 1980s series, in that it focuses on MacGyver as a mechanically crafty twentysomething.
When you're negotiating the price of something, you should offer a precise amount, not a round number. The other party is more likely to accept your bid. Proposing a round number signals that you don't really know the value of the good being priced. Carmen Nobel explains the Harvard Business Review:
Here’s an easy tip for anyone negotiating to buy a car, a house, or even a company. When you make an initial offer, don’t bid with a round number like $10,000 or $1 million or $15 per share. Rather, bid with a more precise number, like $9,800 or $1.03 million or $14.80 per share.
According to a recent study of mergers and acquisitions, investors who offer “precise” bids for company shares yield better market outcomes than those who offer round-numbered bids
“It turns out that if you make a precise bid, the targets are more likely to accept it, and more likely to accept it at a cheaper price. And with cash bids, they’ll generate a more positive market reaction,” says Matti Keloharju, a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and co-author, with Petri Hukkanen, of the paper Initial Offer Precision and M&A Outcomes.
The Beatles were famous ambassadors for peace and love, but they also generated a lot of lawsuits. Here are some of them.
BEATLES VS. EMI: From 1979 through 2006, the Beatles skirmished with the record company EMI five different times. Four times, it was over royalties. The remaining issue was about EMI’s plans to release the Red (1962–1966) and Blue (1967–1970) albums on CD in 1991 without the band’s permission. The Beatles won every time, but after winning the last case and establishing their veto rights, they let EMI release the albums anyway.
BEATLES VS. APPLE: Steve Jobs reportedly named his fledgling company Apple in part because he was a Beatles fan and they’d named their own multimedia company Apple Corps, which owned their record company Apple Records. The Beatles threatened to sue, and in 1981, Jobs’s Apple settled by paying $80,000 and agreeing to stay out of the music business.
It didn’t last long. In 1989 the Beatles’ Apple Corps noted that Apple computers were being used to play, record, and mix music. The band sued again. This time, the computer company paid $26 million and won the right to create “goods and services… used to reproduce, run, play, or otherwise deliver” music, but not any actual music.
Internet conspiracy theorists are buzzing with excitement about a grave sculpture dating back to about 100 BC, probably from the Greek island of Delos. It's been passed around various collectors for the past few centuries, but is now housed at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
In which we examine the necessity of mountain climbing through the lens of the famous quote by George Mallory. Mallory died on his third attempt at climbing Mt. Everest in 1924, which only makes that pizza look all the better. This comic is by John McNamee at Pie Comic.