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Group Jump Rope Routine

These are year 6 students at a school in Japan showing off a jump rope routine. Not a one of them gets tangled up in the rope, and no one falls. That alone is remarkable, but wait until you see how they do it.  

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As far as I can tell, there’s about 60 kids here, and they all jump rope together in groups of four to six kids, with no pauses in between ever. This video was originally posted to Facebook by the Fuji Jump Rope Association. -via the Presurfer


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Starfish Tries to Steal Fish's Cave


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The industrious mudskipper is building a home. He sucks in mouthfuls of sand, then spits them out away from the rock. Soon, a cozy cave forms.

The starfish thinks that he can simply take the house away. It's just a matter of sliding in, like your friend who invites himself over to your house and then won't leave, even when you put on your pajamas and get ready for bed.

-via Tastefully Offensive

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Watermelon Experiment Gone Wrong

A few years ago, we showed you that if you put enough rubber bands around a watermelon, it will eventually explode, although it may take hundreds of rubber bands to do it.  

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The Slow Mo Guys made it a sensation. A lot of other people have tried this “experiment” in the years since, but for some reason, these young fellows were allowed to do it inside the house. What could possibly go wrong? -via Uproxx


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Beer, Barbecue, and Babies: The Dad Shower

More and more men are throwing baby showers for expectant dads. It sounds like a great idea, where a man’s friends can provide diapers and other baby gifts, share some advice on fatherhood, and generally celebrate the impending arrival. These parties often include cookouts, beer, and maybe even games. The photo above shows three expectant fathers in a diaper-changing competition at their dad shower, or "dadchelor party." See more on this phenomenon at Buzzfeed.

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Fox Steals Golfer's Wallet


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We've seen foxes steal golf balls before. It's good sport, but foxes can't use golf balls to pay rent and gambling debts. So this fox at the County Louth Golf Club in Baltray, Ireland sneaked up to a golfer's bag, grabbed his wallet, and took off running.

The owner gave chase and the fox had to drop the wallet to escape. Of course, it would be a good idea to check the contents. A skilled pickpocket may pocket the cash while dropping the actual wallet in order to convince a victim to stop chasing him.

Swiper, no swiping!

Content warning for the video: foul language.

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Serious News Broadcast Interrupted by Dog on a Riding Lawnmower


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A news crew from KYTX CBS 19 News went out to survey and report on the damage caused by a tornado in Malakoff, Texas. Reporter Andrea Martinez was ready to deliver a solemn report when she was interrupted by a hilarious sight: a Labrador sitting on a riding lawnmower (auto-start video).

The station later reported that he charges $30 per hour for lawn service. Sorry, but that's why I had kids.

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Life With an 8 Foot Tall Dog

Many of us remember reading about Clifford the Big Red Dog when we were kids and longing for a monstrously huge dog friend of our own. But the problem with Clifford was that he was quite possibly too big -he couldn't even fit in your house.

But Juji, on the other hand, is just the right size. He's big enough to ride on -like a horse, but still small enough to fit on a couch (though just barely). 

Juji was adopted by Christopher Cline and his girlfriend when Chris was going through a hard time. The pup brightened his spirits and soon enough, he started Photoshoping his regular-sized goldendoodle as a jumbo-sized pooch and the results are pretty much amazing.

You can keep up with Christopher and Juji's pictures over on Chris' Instagram.

Via Design You Trust

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Never Give Up

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In this kindergarten gymnastics recital, a young boy attempts to clear the vault. He fails. And fails again. But he keeps trying, and eventually breaks into tears. Still not giving up. But he gets an encouraging cheer from his fellow students (“You can do it!”) and that makes all the difference. -via reddit

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Back in My Day

Oh yeah, everyone likes to talk about how things were different back in the day, when the world made sense, when we were young and so much more aware of everything. It’s the same for every generation, and will always be so. John McNamee at Pie Comic illustrates how ridiculous some those rants can be. And get off my lawn!


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Soda Hair

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This clever girl has poured herself a cup of A&W brand cream soda. It flows out of the bottle as smoothly as well-conditioned hair.

I should try this on my own daughters' hair (while my wife is not at home). But to top this unknown girl's accomplishment, I'll do it with a 2-liter bottle.

-via Geekologie

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Actual Job: Cheese Librarian

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The American Cheese Society calls the position "Content Manager." But dig into the job description and you'll see that the organization wants a librarian:

EDUCATION

Four-year accredited Bachelor’s degree with preference for degrees in library science/digital library science. MLS preferred

MLS stands for Master of Library Science, the standard degree that credentials a librarian in the United States.

There's a lengthy description of the typical job duties, most of which are not directly related to the consumption of cheese. But I'm not taking any chances. If I'm going to be ready for the interview, then I need to eat a lot of cheese.

-via Amanda Brennan


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Little Boy Ruins Wedding Procession in the Most Hilarious Way Possible


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Tanya Malone, the bride, marched up the aisle with her escort at a church in Lucan, County Dublin, Ireland. Her beautiful gown flowed behind her with a billowing train.

A little boy in attendance understood perfectly why she had chosen that particular gown and acted accordingly.

Thus a new wedding tradition was born.

-via Pleated Jeans

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Max is Disappointed

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Max’s parents pulled the old bait-and-switch. They told him they were going to a broccoli farm, and at the last minute he found out that the trip was to the circus instead. You can’t blame the little guy for being disappointed! Half the enjoyment of an outing is the anticipation, and that goes double when you’re four years old. That’s why you should never mislead kids in this way. Or this way. Now I want to go to a broccoli farm.   -via Viral Viral Videos

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Cat Helps Dog Escape Pen


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The poor puppy was trapped in his pen, unable to escape. Her friend, Sriracha the cat, considered getting a map of the prison tattooed on her body, then committing a crime and getting sent to the same pen in order to break her out.

But then she realized that a simpler solution was to hold down the fabric frame so that the dog could escape. It worked! But it's still a felony.

-via Tastefully Offensive

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Hungarian Cookie Art

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Hungarian artist Mézesmanna is an master with royal icing as a medium. Here, she takes a cookie and turns it into a lace basket of flowers with a deft hand and a mesmerizing style. These intricately-iced cookies, a sort of gingerbread, are a Hungarian tradition and are given as gifts and souvenirs. The original video is on Facebook. -via Sploid

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The Coyote Vest

A new type of armor is on the market to protect small dogs from coyotes, hawks, big dogs, and other predators. Paul and Pamela Mott developed the Coyote Vest after their dog Buffy was killed by a coyote.

He and his wife worked through a few designs that ended with the CoyoteVest. It has plastic spikes around the collar, spikes down the length of the torso and long plastic quills shooting up along the center from the neck to the rump.

Mott said it would deter any animal from biting into his dogs.

"I just want to save my dogs, and then I realized maybe this invention can save someone else's dog," he said.

There is also an accessory that can be activated by remote to deliver an electric shock. You have to wonder what canines think about the look. Read more about the Mott's business in this news story.  -via Arbroath

(Image credit: Coyote Vest at Facebook)

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Today Will Not Be Fantastic

That’s a depressing attitude to start the say with, and he was wrong anyway. Today will turn out to be fantastic, even if you don’t run into any dragons or orcs or witches. It will be fantastic because of what you make of it. This comic is from Lunarbaboon.


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Golden Retriever Prefers His Pacifier Without Human Interference, Thanks


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Max is an English cream golden retriever who knows what he likes. Namely, the pacifier that's in his mouth. You can try to take it from him all you like, but his response will be body language telling you to Talk to the Paw. Via Tastefully Offensive

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Supercut Of Actor Playing Every Ethnicity Hollywood Has Asked Him To Play

Hollywood has a tradition of casting white actors to play nonwhite roles, commonly referred to as "whitewashing", and despite the backlash they receive every time they "whitewash" a role movie studios keep racially miscasting roles.

But maybe they should call it "racewashing" since Hollywood filmmakers also like to cast ethnic people as different races, and actors who are trying to make it big in the biz need to be prepared to play anyone from anywhere.

In the video below actor Cliff Curtis proves he's prepared to play any ethnicity Hollywood throws his way.

And despite the fact that he's from New Zealand and of Maori descent he's been asked to play practically every race in the book during his illustrious career as a supporting actor.

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Slate's June Thomas sat down with Cliff Curtis to discuss Hollywood's racial casting craziness, asking Cliff What It's Like To Play Every Ethnicity Hollywood Throws Your Way, from which one bit of wisdom really stood out:

“I take the responsibility of playing another ethnicity very, very seriously,” he says, “and I promise myself and those people that I will represent them with as much dignity and integrity as I can muster. I’m not fooling around. I don’t want to make a fool of that cultural heritage. I represent them as I would represent my own.”

-Via Slate


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Couple Buys A Hoarder's House And Turns It Into Their Dream Home

When people hunt down a great new home to call their own they usually just have to do some straightforward renovations and repairs to make it livable, turning it into the

But where does a new homeowner begin when they're renovating a hoarder's house?

Sue and John Fogwell knew they'd have their work cut out for them when they bought an old ivy covered house in Philadelphia's Main Line neighborhood, since the hoarder owner had left all of his stuff behind when he moved out four years earlier.

"The first thing we saw was floor-to-ceiling containers that would usually be in a garage to hold nuts and bolts," Sue says. Next to that, endless piles of cassettes, tapes, magazines, and more. "It was just wild. Every inch of space was covered."

Luckily, the man wasn't a heap of trash kind of hoarder, but the man's "collection" was so massive it couldn't be contained inside the house:

"I was suffocating in the house, so I excused myself and went outside. That's when I saw it: what I guesstimated to be about 1,000 plastic bins. Full with junk and totally covering the backyard." Every fencepost had a spotlight, so Bill could keep an eye on his bins at night. There was a (working!) phone attached to a tree and wires hanging everywhere.

It took them nine months to clean out the house, but here's the kicker- the owner who had amassed the hoard had to watch over the entire process, making the clutter the least of their problems.

Read more from We Bought (And Cleaned Out) A Hoarder's House here


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Trains in Distress


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This is just silly. (via Metafilter)


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Biker Picks Up Abused Dog Off The Road and 'Cycles Him to Safety

Brandon Turnbow and the dog he rescued from a life of abuse

Brandon Turnbow, a singer/songwriter from Burleson, Texas, was riding his motorcycle en route to his father's house one day when he witnessed a terrible sight. He noticed a blue SUV that was pulled over, and saw a man in the SUV who looked like he was hitting something, yet the target of the violence was out of Turnbow's sight just then. Turnbow continues the story,

"The opposite side passenger door flies open and the man knocks this little white dog up into the air and onto his back in the ditch. I was in shock at that point seeing this little harmless dog on his back in convulsions from the blow…

So I go straight to the place where the dog was and find the dog standing about two feet from the highway where the vehicles were passing. Im scared he is going to dart out and get hit but he doesnt thank God. I jump off my bike and just kneel down beside him and start talking to him. He slowly steps closer shaking like crazy and his breathing was very heavy. I take a chance and just fold my body over him to see if he will bite or trust me. He then just lays his body into me shaking so I just stand up with him in my arms and sit him on the bike seat.”

The SUV driver sped away before Turnbow turned around and was able to reach the scene. But now the dog, whom he calls Mr. Davidson, is in good, caring hands. A look at the smile on the dog's face in the picture below says it all.

Check out Turnbow's Facebook page for more uplifting updates about his new best friend, and follow him on Twitter as well. Via Uproxx
 

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Ripley The Toucan Thinks She's A Lap Dog

I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of toucans is largely based on Toucan Sam from the Fruit Loops commercials and that little plaque in front of their cage at the zoo that tells you where they're from and what they eat.

But despite my ignorance on the subject I don't think I've ever heard of toucans being particularly cuddly birds before I saw this video starring Ripley the toucan, who seems to think he's a lap dog rather than a long billed bird.

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Ripley's proud owners love sharing their silly bird with the world via the official Ripley the Toucan Facebook page and of course by sharing videos of Ripley's odd behavior on her YouTube channel.

-Via Cheezburger

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Cat Survives Two Months Trapped in Futon

Moosie the cat was always a survivor. He was rescued from a wall at three weeks of age after his mother died. Two years later, his family, Kymberly and Jesse Chelf, moved from El Paso, Texas, to Fairbanks, Alaska -and that’s when he went missing.

The family searched for their cat everywhere they could think, but came up empty time after time. They stayed in Texas for three days after the movers took their things. Several times each day they returned to the home and searched again.

At first they thought he may have jumped into one of the moving boxes, but all the boxes had been packed and sealed before he went missing. Only the furniture had been left unpacked for the loaders.

“We just assumed he had run away, which was very unlike Moosie,” Kymberly said. “He’s just a very loyal, loving cat.”

They put out the word to all their friends and neighbors. They activated his microchip in case anyone found him and reluctantly left.

The Chelfs’ furniture arrived in Fairbanks two months later, and when the movers had a futon halfway up the stairs, Moosie popped out of the mattress! Moosie was taken to Mount McKinley Animal Hospital, where veterinarians battled his dehydration and nursed him back to health. You can follow Moosie’s progress at his Facebook page. -via Arbroath

(Image credit: Miracle Moosie at Facebook)

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It's Swimsuit Shopping Time!

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It's time to hit the beach. Cartoonist Cassandra Calin is ready for a new swimsuit. But nothing seems to fit just right or it's just badly designed. Her solution is the right one because Beavis and Butthead are always in style.


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Confessions Of A Hollywood Movie Extra

Hollywood movie magic seems way more magical when you don't know all the behind-the-scenes secrets, but with all the DVD extras and leaked footage floating around that magic is starting to lose its sparkle.

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And yet, even with all that access to behind the scenes information, nobody can make movie magic fizzle quite like an extra.

They’re the unknown faces who fill in the scene so the main talent doesn’t get lonely, the aspiring actors and average joes who see all kinds of stuff on film sets we don't get to see on the DVD.

Extras get to see it all without the fame and fortune, so there's nothing stopping them from spilling the beans, but the revelations found in 21 Secrets Film Extras Will Never Tell You aren't scandalous.

In fact, contributor "Emerald Jones" actually makes the whole movie extra gig seem way more mundane than you'd expect, albeit mundane with a side of Johnny Depp.


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Don the Border Collie Takes off on Tractor Ride, Crosses Busy Highway


Whoever says farm life is uneventful hasn't hung out with Don the Border Collie, who lives on a farm in Scotland with his human Tom Hamilton. Don had a wild adventure this morning, starting when he was riding on a mini tractor with Hamilton, who left it to tend to a lamb headed in the wrong direction.

Don hit the dashboard controls of the tractor and took off, crashing through a fence and cruising across one half of a busy highway before stopping in a grassy median. The photo of Don's joy ride, above, was captured by Traffic Scotland. Don was fine after his solo tractor race. Unsurprisingly, due to the characteristics of his breed, witnesses said Don remained calm.

Via Gawker | Images: Traffic Scotland

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Obvious Plant's Latest Stunt: Signs About Protecting Cars from Theft



Jeff Wysaski of Obvious Plant (previously), as a benevolent protector of the public interest, recently decided to post some signs at the Glendale Galleria that give handy tips on patrons avoiding their parked cars being robbed of their contents. These tips not only sound like just the ticket, but they're easy and fun to embrace. See all of Wysaski's signs here. -Via Pleated Jeans


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Excited Dog Gets 800 Tennis Balls for His Birthday


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Joey Jax, a Golden Retriever, just turned 2 years old! He loves to play with tennis balls, so his human spoiled him by giving him 800 new ones. Watch his reaction when he realizes that the entire pile of balls on the living room floor is his to play with. He has no idea which to play with first!

-via Debby Witt

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Man Tries to Uproot Tree, Tree Fights Back


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This video, allegedly from Slovenia, shows a man trying to pull up a tree using a tractor. The tree is not going to die without a fight. Maybe the man will think twice before taking on another tree.

-via Dave Barry


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