When we posted part one, I thought the Bad Lip reading folks were going to wait until after the Super Bowl to give us part two of the NFL Bad Lip Reading video, but no. It makes sense to do it now, because everyone will forget about football soon after Sunday’s game. Here it is!
You don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy this, because what they’re saying is straight up nonsense that perfectly matches what their lips do. Like I always said, these waffles are gourmet. You gotta stir the bowl. Stir the bowl. -via Uproxx
Nico Van Lee of Beligum loved his Ferrari Mondial. But when maintenance became too onerous, he found a new use of it off the road. Now it's his household mailbox. His license plate is now the mailslot. You can watch a video of it here.
Swiss professional freestyle skier Nicolas Vuignier has been experimenting with point-of-view photography. In this video, he swings his iPhone 6 on a string, around in circles over his head. While skiing. This excellent video came after almost two years of experimenting, so if you try it, the first result will not be as good.
When he was 9 months old, Clive the cat disappeared from this home Toton, Nottinghamshire, UK. Fourteen months later, he's finally home after spending the time living in a pet store company warehouse.
Kennelgate Pet Superstores maintains that warehouse in the nearby town of Stapleton. Workers there noted that something kept triggering alarms during the night. They found evidence of a cat, which they finally trapped.
Clive was microchipped, so after a veterinarian scanned the chip, it was easy to reunite the cat with his owner, Tanya Irons. She's delighted to have Clive back, even if he's put on a lot of weight. She told the BBC that "I can't believe that he's so porky."
They have some really good ideas, even the very young. However, you shouldn’t try to tell other people to try something you’ve never attempted yourself. Otherwise, go for it! You gotta dance like no one is watching. -via Tastefully Offensive
Back in the day, I got into all kinds of concerts, fairs, and special events free -legitimately- because I was working, with the simple explanation, "I’m working here." That got to be a habit, whether I was working or not. That had to stop when I had children in tow. But it happens, and Phil Haney has collected quite a few different examples of how anonymous folks got away with bypassing an admission charge, whether it’s the Super Bowl or something a little less expensive.
Kermit knew that someday he'd find the Rainbow Connection, so he kept heading down to the old pond until inspiration struck. One day he decided to head down with his nephew Robin, who said he needed help earning a Frog Scout badge in survival skills, and the two found the pond peaceful and quiet...and a bit bloody. The surface of the water had a crimson sheen to it, and there was a peculiar smell in the air that reminded Kermit of burning fleece and rotten meat...
Add some deadly cool mashup style to your geeky wardrobe with this Walking Connection Parody t-shirt by Chip Skelton, it's sure to knock your fellow Muppets fans dead with delight!
As it's been said before: droids are slaves. C-3PO is too cheerful about the experience, but R2-D2 isn't. He lets the biological characters know what he thinks about them all the time. They just can't understand him, which is probably a good thing. R2 takes all the risks, does all the work, and gets little of the credit. It's no wonder that he eventually snaps.
The TV series Firefly, described as a western science fiction drama, originally aired in 2002. It only last one season and was cancelled after 11 episodes. Three more episodes that had been produced were aired on a different network. As time went by, the show became a fan favorite and spawned a movie, games, and comic books. For avid fans, 14 episodes were not enough. But several others were in various stages of development, whether just an idea or a script. Read about the best of those Firefly plots that never made it to TV, at TVOM.
Noela Rukundo of Melbourne, Australia, was visiting her native Burundi last year when two men kidnapped her. They had accepted money from Rukundo’s husband Balenga Kalala to murder her, and they called Kalala back in Melbourne to prove they had Rukundo in custody. In doing so, they informed Rukendo her husband had contracted the murder. Two days later, the kidnappers gave Rukundo recorded evidence against her husband and set her free. She flew back to Australia without contacting Kalala. That is, until he was leaving her memorial service a few days later. When Kalala saw his wife, he thought it was a ghost -or hoped so.
It was as they drove away that Noela sprang her surprise.
"I was stood just looking at him. He was scared, he didn't believe it. Then he starts walking towards me, slowly, like he was walking on broken glass.
"He kept talking to himself and when he reached me, he touched me on the shoulder. He jumped.
"He did it again. He jumped. Then he said, 'Noela, is it you?'… Then he start screaming, 'I'm sorry for everything.'"
Kalala was then arrested, and pled guilty after being confronted with the evidence of his murder for hire scheme. In December, Kalala was sentenced to nine years in prison. Read the whole sordid saga at BBC magazine. -via Uproxx
You're a taxi driver on a sitcom. Or you've just stepped onto an elevator with a very pregnant woman.* You need to be ready because there's a baby coming and you'll have to deliver it.
Joe Bereta of Epic How To shows us how. Is he a doctor? No, he's a comedian. That's why he urges you to seek attention from a medical rather than comedic professional should you go into labor. But in the absence of someone who knows what he's doing, here are some steps that you may wish to take.
There's just one problem with this video: it's over 7 minutes long. You may not have that long to prepare.
According to his Wikipedia entry, Jack Robichaux was a 19th-century New Orleans jazz musician, highly regarded until he was exposed as a serial rapist. The source cited was a printed book. Except there was never a case of serial rape in New Orleans involving Jack Robichaux. In fact, there never was such a person. The entry was added to Wikipedia in 2005 and uncovered in 2015, making it the site’s longest hoax yet.
The entry was an “orphan,” meaning it didn’t have any links coming into it, and very few links in the article itself, so it drew little attention. Since the person didn’t exist, no one came looking for information on him. But Wikipedia now has 3,000 “very active editors” and ten times as many “active editors” who are on the lookout for ways to improve the site. That included editor Calamondin12, who knew the entry was suspicious as soon as he saw it.
Calamondin12 had no doubt after seeing "Jack Robichaux" that it was a hoax. On August 27, 2015, at 4:11 p.m. the user flagged the post: “long-lived hoax; no references found for this case; not found in book cited; not to be confused with actual jazz musician John Robichaux.”
That same afternoon, user Swister Twister sat down at his computer and set about his usual routine: Scan categories of articles for any suspicious activity. When checking the "suspected hoaxes" section, he was excited to see the newly flagged post from Calamondin12.
SwisterTwister did some searching of his own and also turned up no evidence of a real-life Jack Robichaux. At 5 pm he posted his verdict: "All signs suggest this is fabricated with my searches finding nothing but mirrors and no connection at all with the book. What's more is this sparsely edited article has existed since July 2005 when it was started by an IP from Los Angeles who also made a few edits to Theta Xi and not only are the majority of editors IPs, there hasn't even been much change since 2005 which is another serious sign. Yet another interesting tidbit is that the article has never gotten Louisiana attention and is orphaned from any other articles."
Editors not only revealed the entry to be a hoax, they also found out who did it and when. The story of how Jack Robichaux came to be reveals the early weaknesses of Wikipedia, the length some people will go to exploit them, and how volunteer editors work together to enforce quality control over the free encyclopedia. -via Digg
When you're hungry and you don't want to cook for yourself, you go to a restaurant. But who knew that sea lions thought the same way? At least one little guy in San Diego does as he headed to a beach-front restaurant The Marine Room yesterday morning and sat himself in a booth awaiting service.
While the waitstaff was slow to show up for work, the little guy took in the great view.
Unfortunately, he never got his order of fish and chips, but he was taken in by a rescue team -though only after executive chef Bernard Guillas took a few choice photos of the odd occurrence.
La Crosse is home to the Barbed Wire Museum— it’s either the world’s largest, or one of the top three, depending on how you count. Regardless, its collection contains 2,000 different samples of barbed wire, as well as fence posts, books, and educational films.
During World War II, almost all able-bodied young men entered military service, either as volunteers or draftees.
So who played professional football?
That became a serious problem for two teams in particular: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. These teams lost so many players that they had to merge into one team known as the Steagles.
Bill Hewitt, who was excused from military service for a “perforated eardrum” and served as the Steagles’ defensive end during the 1943 season, was so guilt-ridden that he quit the team mid-season, and went to go work in a milk factory.
Other Steagles players faced more pressing medical problems: Tony Bova, the receiver, “was completely blind in one eye and partially blind in the other. Two of his teammate, Ed Michaels and Ray Graves, were entirely deaf in one ear. John Butler, who, as tailback, was required to run dozens of offensive lines per game, had arthritis in his knees. In a wide variety of respects, the Steagles team was riddled with ailments.
In an explanation that is hardly news to people who successfully work at keeping their bodies healthy and height/weight proportionate, this AsapSCIENCE clip provides information on the importance of diet vs. exercise in that vein. It's not which is more beneficial, it's a matter of practicality and the simple equation of necessary fuel vs. excess. Via Laughing Squid
When Ray realized how much time she'd wasted on Jakku she naturally wished she could go back in time and redo her life, but despite all the fancy glowing lightsabers and incredible vehicles found across the galaxy nobody had mastered time travel. But one trader claimed he'd come close- he said his name was Doc Brown and that he was from the future, born on a far flung planet called Earth...
Isn't it about time you added this Back To Jakku t-shirt by Ninjaink to your geeky wardrobe? It's the stylish way to celebrate the return of that war in the stars, and unlike other shirts that look like they're from a long, long time ago this one's as fresh and now as they come!
The Turkish scholar and engineer Al-Jazari died in 1206, but he left behind a fantastic legacy of devices, including a mechanical band and a mechanical waitress that actually served drinks.
While these inventions may seem trivial today, their contribution to engineering is indubitable due to their complex mechanisms and design concepts. Al-Jazari was the first to use crank shafts, cog wheels, delivery pipes, and one-way valves in pumps, among other innovations. Donald R. Hill, an English historian who specializes in Islamic mechanics, wrote in Studies in Medieval Islamic Technology that "the impact of al-Jazari's inventions is still felt in modern contemporary mechanical engineering."
Al-Jazari's most famous devices were clocks. They were beautiful sculptures that measured time by falling water, operated with gears and pulleys. They have not survived, but we have his original plans for them, illustrations, and reproductions, many of which you can see at Atlas Obscura.
This footage illustrates how Thomas Anamun trained his dog Bentley to operate on a cleanliness level above most canines. When Bentley gets to the welcome mat at the entrance of his home, he stops to wipe his paws thoroughly before walking through the doorway. Once the pup decides his job is done, his presence inside the house is celebrated by an unnamed doggie companion of his at the top of the stairs. Good boy, Bentley, and welcome home! Via Tastefully Offensive
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We’ve got Barbie dolls in new shapes and sizes, and seven different skin tones, but it falls to others to expand her fashion line. A hot new Instagram account called Hijarbie is showcasing Barbie in Muslim fashions! Nigerian artist Haneefah Adam designs and sews outfits for Hajibarbie and posts the pictures. She told Buzzfeed,
“Initially, I started it to provide an outlet for my own creativity. My hope with this account is to create a positive awareness and impact.”
“I want Hijarbie to inspire the Muslim girl child. It’s about having a doll that looks like her, that represents her own cultural and religious background.”
It's not surprising that Marvel and DC Comics, the two biggest comic book companies in the world, have characters that are very similar to each other, on purpose or otherwise.
But whoever creates the original character the imitator is based on gets bragging rights because their character came first, even if the imitation ends up outshining the original by a mile.
Darren Rawlings makes their equivalents meet up in his series "Little Friends", and even if you can't decide which character is cooler in each image you'll most certainly agree that Darren's drawings are quite charming!
Dan Iverson and his wife strapped a GoPro video camera to their son's head, then played hide and seek with him. It was the boy's turn to seek. In this point-of-view video, you can almost see how the child is trying to reason about the possible hiding spots.
During the entire hunt, the parents are hiding in a closet, watching a live feed of the video on a cellphone. They might still be there now if Ollie the dog hadn't helped the boy.
For their afternoon map today, mental_floss did a Google query for each state, asking “Why does [state] …” and labeled each state with, I presume, the top autocomplete. With a caveat.
To stay on topic, we disregarded questions that referred to the state's sports team instead of the state itself (except for Alabama, because apparently that's all they search for). It's also worth noting for Georgia that the Googlers probably meant "counties" instead of "countries." Maybe?
You can see the large version here. Maybe you can answer the question for your state. Kentucky and Tennessee have two time zones because they are horizontal states, and the time line as continued from the states above and below cuts them in half. It would be just weird to move the time line border so far in either direction.
When it comes to dentists, many people would likely prefer to forget that they exist as much as possible. That is, in between cleanings, pretend the industry is just a bad dream you have once or twice a year.
But for those that want to "bite the bullet," there are a few dentistry industry secrets of which it might benefit us to be cognizant. For instance, is anything in the office particularly germy? As a matter of fact,
13. THOSE BIB CLIPS MIGHT BE A LITTLE DIRTY.
Hygienists take great care to prepare examination rooms both before and after each patient arrives. A recent study by Tufts University, however, indicates that the bib clips used to keep those paper spit-catchers around your neck might not be fully sterile. Of 20 clips the researchers tested after use, 40 percent retained aerobic bacteria and 70 percent retained anaerobic bacteria even after disinfection. The study recommends that the industry consider disposable clips.
The latest live television broadcast of a Broadway musical-turned-movie was Grease Live last weekend. You can marvel at how well the performers pulled it off in real time onstage, but backstage was just as impressive. In this video, we get to see a split-screen recording of what went on in the control room under director Carrie Havel. The choreography of camera shots is like housework, in that you never notice it until it’s done badly. If the shots changed somewhere besides the beginning of a musical measure, the viewer would be thrown off. You’d enjoy the sequence less, even if you couldn’t put your finger on why.
Quite a long time ago, I spent a year as a TV switcher, which entailed following the director’s orders during live broadcasts. I have all the respect in the world for directors who do the job well. -via Uproxx
It's the most epic battle in comic book history, and yet there are some who say the fight isn't fair for old Bats. These superfans claim the Man of Steel would simply pulverize the Dark Knight with his strength and x ray vision, but they're underestimating the deductive power of Earth's mightiest detective. The man might be vulnerable to the Kryptonian's powers, but the Bat knows how to work around the powers and exploit all the weaknesses...
Suit up in superheroic style with this Batman Vs. Superman t-shirt by Rustenico, it's one mighty cool design that's sure to make a bold statement wherever you go!