What do you do when three of your friends have birthdays within one week of another? You throw a giant, joint-birthday party. And that's exactly what Washington D.C.'s National Zoo did to celebrate the birthdays of three of their four pandas. Little Bei Bei turned one on Monday (that's not him in the photo since he slept through the cake time).
Bao Bao turns three today.
And pappa Tian Tian turns 19 on Saturday.
It seems safe to say that everyone had a good time, even if little Bei Bei here didn't actually get to eat his own birthday cake.
Slurpees are delicious. So delicious that sometimes even the biggest officially licensed Slurpee cup still isn't big enough. That's why we love 7-Eleven's once-a-year Bring Your Own Cup Day. Of course, some people don't care about quantity, they care about cup quality...
It seems all roosters think they are the cock of the walk, but Charlie the chicken knows how to look good. He lives on Arizona’s Snodgrass family farm and while I can't find any information on why he has pants or where he got them, there's no denying that he looks great in them.
You know what you need? An app that can measure how high you throw your phone in the air and lets you compete against players across the globe. Oh wait, you're saying that's a horrible idea and no one needs that? How about an app that tells you if it's dark outside? Or maybe you'd like an app that can help you simulate smoking a cigarette.
So you're saying these are all terrible ideas? Well then, now you're ready to read the rest of this hilarious Thrillist list with some of the stupidest apps ever created.
Even if you've never been to Hollywood, you know that one of the big draws in the city are those celebrity home tours that show you the multi-million-dollar mansions of the rich and famous. Unfortunately for the people paying to go on those tours though, a recent investigation discovered that most of the homes on the tours actually belong to every day non-famous people.
Naturally, some of the tours were more honest than others, with the worst of the bunch completely making up facts -claiming, for example, that Justin Bieber was actually banned from the US. The report did mention that Starline Tours were the best of the tours out there and while they still might tell a few white lies, most of the homes on their tours actually belonged to the celebrities in question.
Remember that great scene in Titanic where all the extras were running around while high on PCP-spiked clam chowder? No, oh, that's because it happened behind the scenes of the film, but even so, it's still an incredible story that you might never know about just watching the film.
This great All That Is Interesting slideshow (I know, you have to flip through all of the slides -it's not my choice but the information is entertaining) has all kinds of similar, horrible stories from behind the scenes of huge Hollywood films.
Some animals need their hair cut whether it's because the fur gets tangled too easily or because the pet would get too darn hot otherwise. It's not surprising then that some people figure that if their critter doesn't know what its hair cut looks like -they won't care how ridiculous it is.
While that line of reasoning seems logical enough, a look at the faces of the animals included in this top ten list of worst animal hair cuts know they are being madde to look a fool and they don't appreciate it. I anticipate that a lot of these pet owners are about to find a "present" on their pillow tomorrow.
Disney's Cinderella is a magical classic reminding us what we love about the fairy tale princess story. But if you don't have time to watch it, this adorable version told in emojis does a pretty good job of sumarazing the tale. Of course, that's hardly surprising given that it's made by amazing artists employed by Disney. Now if only I could use my Amazon app to order my own fairy godmother.
When you go grocery shopping, you hardly expect your food to talk back to you, but that's the whole concept behind the new Seth Rogen film Sausage Party. That is why this grocery store prank to promote the movie just makes so much sense. Of course, the reactions of the unsuspecting shoppers are what makes it so darn funny -whether they scream, talk back to the foods or just laugh.
We're all familiar with your run-of-the-mill dog and giraffe balloon animals, but artist Masayoshi Matsumoto takes balloon tying into a whole new realm of artistry. Each of his intricate animals takes hours to complete and the end result shows that level of detail is absolutely worth it.
Amazingly, this is just Matsumoto's hobby as his real job involves chemical engineering. Right now he doesn't even sell any of his works, he just shares them on his Facebook and Twitter pages for free. It's amazing to think what he will do next and if one day he might consider doing this full time.
Looking for some caviar or live crabs, but don't have time to stop at the shop or just simply don't want to deal with people? Then hit the vending machine instead. That's right, these are some of only a few of the totally weird products you can buy in a vending machine these days. If you're not in the mood for expensive snacks, then how about some fresh baked pizza or a baguette? This Thrillist list even features vending machines that sell beer and sausages, so you can Octoberfest like a pro.
Samsung Pay seems like magic to some extent -seeing as how you can use it almost anywhere with a wave of your phone. But there's something distinctively "meh" about using your phone to pay -especially when you could be using a magic wand instead.
The Ollivander19 is a brilliant invention that claims to be (and probably is) the first contactless payment wand. And because magic can't be bought, but only inherited, the only way to get one of the eight wands in existence is to win one on the Card Cutters website. So if you think you've got what it takes to do magic, head to the site and try your luck today.
Batman was born with four ears -two in front and two in back. He was recently brought into the Western PA Humane Society and his unique looks ensured he was adopted only a few hours after that. Adorably, his new owner is a little girl obsessed with superheroes -fitting not only due to his name, but also because he is a mutant so he could potentialy become the next member of the X-Men. He'll be a super family member, that's for sure.
Every now and again, a show comes out totally under the radar and then leaves everyone talking for weeks. Last year it was Making A Murderer and right now it's Stranger Things. Redditor youdevildog made cupcakes based on the series and the decorations and flavors are all too perfect for each character. I'm sure fans can recognize the references of Christmas lights and Eggo waffles, but you can see how all the others fit in as well on the Reddit page.
Seinfeld is easily one of the most famous shows in history and amost certainly the most famous one set in New York. So if the show was still on the air when the Twin Towers fell, they'd kind of have to write a 9/11 episode or at least referrence the terrible tragedy. But how could they possibly do that on a comedy show without making light of the devestating events themselves? This spec script by comedian Billy Domineau captures the tone perfectly -making light of George's ego, Jerry's OCD, Elaine's relationships and Kramer's well, Kramerness. Sure, it's still a bit tasteless, but it's also damn funny and any fan of Seinfeld will quickly recognize how much it actually reads like a real episode. You can read the script below or click here to see it full size:
Resident Evil's monsters are some of the most haunting creations in any media, let alone in video games. Part of what makes them so horrifying is that you often actually see a regular person transitioning into the gargantuan creature -and that's exactly why this amazing cosplay is so incredible and terrifying.
Amazingly, the entire torso is fabricated -including the head. Also amazingly, this isn't cosplayer Gai's first nightmarish Resident Evil cosplay. He previously created a Stage 2 version of this same character (this one is Stage 1).
Duchess was a stray cat that was hit by a car in Texas and brought into the Adobe Animal Hospital. Her broken jaw and status as a stray would have been enough to make most shelters put her down, but this compassionate clinic decided to do surgery despite her slim chances of survival.
And their kindness paid off -Duchess survived and is doing better day by day. She even got a new owner -clinic worker Crystal Tate.
Duchess might have a crooked jaw and have lost some of her teeth for the surgery, but she has an unforgettable smile and a loving home so her future's looking pretty good now.
At one point or another anyone working in a professional environment will end up with business cards -and most of us end up with way more of them then we could ever actually hope to use. So what do you do with all those unused cards? Well, you could send them to Petrina Case and ask for a sculpture to be made from your work history.
The talented artist will then make you a sculpture based on your field of expertise built entirely from your business cards and some adhesive. You can even choose an existing sculpture or reach out to her for a cusstom model.
People are freaking out right now, smashing their phones, tablets and computers trying to see the cat in this pile of logs. It is surprisingly hard to see, but I assure you, it is there. So can you see it?
There are a lot of stupid trends that take off online these days, so it takes a lot to actually be one of the top ten stupidest ones featured here. A great example is the duck tape challenge, which involves wrapping someone with duct tape and filming them try to escape. It sounds stupid and painful, but it also ended up being surprisingly dangerous when one kid hit his head on a window ledge while trying to escape and suffered traumatic brain damage and went blind in one eye. Not all of the selections are dangerous -some are just idiotic marketing ideas that actually worked, but in one way or another, these internet trends remind us that we live in a planet of dumbasses.
Stand By Me is one of those classic movies adults and (slightly older) kids can enjoy watching over and over. But what do you really know about the film? However much you think you know, I'm willing to bet you weren't hip to many of the fun facts in this fun Zimbio article. For example, did you know it's Stephen King's favorite adaptation of any of his works? Or that King actually had a friend of his get hit by a train when he was a kid? It's a fun read that will make you enjoy the film even more.
I know. Every time we mention Donald Trump we anger his fans who seem to think there is nothing funny at all about a former reality TV star running for president. The fact is, we're not trying to be political. We just share things that we think are funny -and seeing Donal Trump partnered up with quotes from 30 Rocks' character Jenna Maroney is just plain funny.
It should go without saying that Tim Horton doesn't add nicotine to their coffee to get you addicted or that the government isn't adding fluoride to your water to control your mind. Of course, that doesn't mean people don't believe these things.
Strangely though, some consiparcy theories are surprisingly accurate -for example, the popularity of fondue in the seventies was all a result of brilliant marketing from the Swiss Cheese Union. It sounds absurd, but it's actually well documented.
Kids love pets, but parents aren't always on board -especially if they think they'll get stuck having to take care of the animal. That's why many families write up pet contracts to help make the children understand all the responsibilities associated with owning a dog or cat. The thing is though, usually they aren't as damn hilarious as this contract. I just hope they don't actually surgically remove its paws.
We're been making a whole lot of products "smart" over the last year or two and while it might seem to make your life easier to have everything hooked up to the internet and connected via Bluetooth, it's only a matter of time before the machine revolution begins. Don't believe me? Just look at all the simple and evil ways your mad machines can start killing you -even your Bluetooth tampons and smart water cups.
America is a land with many contradictory laws and many states and localities outlawing things that are otherwise legal in the country. One surprisingly complex area of law involves where a woman can or cannot go topless. Fusion took a look at each state's laws to suss out where you can or can't legally bear the breast and the answer is a lot more complex than you might imagine -and that's without adding in the complexities of county or city laws. The image above gives a basic understanding of their discovery, but you don't want to miss the accompanying article discussing how and why these laws get passed.
We know that cosplay can make humans happy and even bring them together, but can it do the same for pets? You wouldn't think that could possibly work unless you watch this adorable Paws Play video where a Star Trek cosplay helped this kitty and doggy mend their differences. They may not be as close as Spock and Kirk, but they're building a friendship that could be that tight one day -no matter how illogical it sounds.
Geeky people with tattoos tend to have geeky tattoos, so it's no wonder that you can find some amazing geek tattoos at the San Diego Comic Con. Here are a few of the best and coolest tattoos we spotted at the convention.
The Sexiest Witch King In Town
Even the most dedicated Lord of the Rings fan has probably never seen the Witch-King of Angmar like this. You know what they say -if you've got it, flaunt it.
Don't Mess With These Ladies
Some girls like princesses that follow all the rules, like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, but others like girls who defy authority.
That's why she had the princesses Daenerys, Merida and Mulan tattooed on her sleeve.
Of course, strong female role models don't end with princesses. These Gotham City femme fatales also belonged to the same woman, Ms. Melissa Romero. All of her work was completed by Steve Rieck, a Las Vegas artist who has a particular interest in doing geeky tattoos.
Last week, Zeon Santos and I experienced the delightful, chaotic mobbing of geekery known as San Diego Comic Con. As always, some people went all out creating amazing costumes to celebrate their favorite movies, tv shows, comic books and video games, so as always, we took tons of pictures of those cosplays to share with you here at Neatorama. So here goes:
My personal favorite costumes this year were this Alien and his little brother, the Predator. These two couldn't have been more than 8 and 6, respectively, and the crowd loved them.
This incredible Xiall from Court of the Dead makeup was put together by Cig Neutron, a former Face Off contestant, and his talented model and partner, Rannie Rodil.
If you love costumes featuring stupid puns though, then perhaps you'd enjoy this group of "Slashers."
I got to see a real life barbarian this year, so that was pretty cool.
When it comes to beautifully detailed costumes, it's hard to beat this lion portrayed by Jo Skellington who even had sratches and scars carved into the fur on his body. Anyone know where he's from?