When people rescue animals, sometimes the animals express their gratitude toward their benefactors. We've previously seen this with a dog, a dolphin, and a sea turtle. And now we can see this expression of thanks from a snake.
Two teenage boys in the US found a snake trapped in a net. They patiently cut it free with a knife. When the snake was free, it regurgitated a whole frog that it had swallowed. It was surely a gift offered to the boys to repay them for their kindness. Unfortunately, the video ends before the boys partake of their reward.
That's all the time that 17-year old Collin Burns needed to solve a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube. He did so at a competition at Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This broke a previous world record of 5.55 seconds.
It's a very casual scene. People are playfully milling about, unaware that someone is about to perform an astonishing feat. Burns checks out the cube for a few seconds and places it on the table. When he picks it up, the clock starts.
On Saturday night, Professor Stephen Hawking took questions from an audience in the Sydney Opera House. The acclaimed physicist addressed an important issue: the abrupt and wrenching depature of singer Zayn Malik from the boy band One Direction. BuzzFeed quotes the questioner:
What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?
The makers of Game Of Thrones have tried to stay as faithful to George R. R. Martin's books as possible, but some changes simply must be made when a book is translated into a visual medium.
Characters are often changed to make them, and their appearance, more visually appealing to viewers, which is why that imp Tyrion Lannister is still a sympathetic character:
“Tyrion’s fingers went to the great gash that ran from above one eye down to his jaw, across what remained of his nose. The proud flesh was still raw and warm to the touch.” —A Storm of Swords
And some characters have their overall look radically altered just so their flamboyant style will flow with the overall color scheme of the show, such as the radical decolorization of Daario Naharis:
“Daario Naharis was flamboyant even for a Tyroshi. His beard was cut into three prongs and dyed blue, the same color as his eyes and the curly hair that fell to his collar. His pointed mustachios were painted gold. His clothes were all shades of yellow; a foam of Myrish lace the color of butter spilled from his collar and cuffs, his doublet was sewn with brass medallions in the shape of dandelions, and ornamental goldwork crawled up his high leather boots to his thighs.” —A Storm of Swords
Finn was a reasonable fellow, and he tried to keep a level head despite all the apocalyptic madness that surrounded him, but when the villainous Ice King killed Finn's brother Jake the kid gloves came off. The adventure had taken a dark turn, and in no time Finn went from valiant warrior to bloodthirsty vigilante. With his weapon designer BMO by his side and a massive arsenal of automatic weaponry on his back, Finn the Punisher prepared to storm the Ice King's frozen castle...
Add some dark animated adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Finn The Punisher t-shirt by B4DW0LF, it's the stylin' way to show love for cartoons and comics at the same time!
When the Empire decides to throw a party they stock plenty of Sith coolers, some tasty Darth chocolate cakes and, of course, plenty of colorful balloons! You can't see his reaction because he's got a helmet on, but Lord Vader absolutely adores balloons- he likes to suck the helium out of them and talk with a funny voice, he loves to rub them on wookiees and watch the static cling make their fur stand up straight, and he absolute adores popping them behind unwitting clone troopers, making them scream with surprise!
Become the life of the geeky party wherever you go with this The Empire Loves Balloons t-shirt by Jeremy Hawkins, it's a colorful way to get geared up for movie night!
Cadbury has produced a new chocolate bar that will contain no fewer than 7 different flavors inside its chocolate blisters. They are solid chocolate, caramel, almond, fruit and nut, Oreo, almond butter, and Turkish delight. It's called the Dairy Milk Spectacular 7. Food artist Prudence Staite helped Cadbury design this ingenious candy bar.
You won't be able to buy it in stores. Cadbury is making only 50 of them, which will be prizes in a contest available to residents of the United Kingdom.
At a mere 200 pounds, this elephant seal is just a little baby. He's been abandoned by his mama, so he's eager for some snuggling. Charlene Fritz, a tourist from Canada, was glad to provide it. While she visited Snow Hill Island off the coast of Antarctica, the little seal crawled over to her and climbed on of her lap.
Yoyo Chan is one and a half years old. She has a big task ahead of her: nailing the nursery school interview. Doing so can get her into the best nursery school, which can lead to the best kindergarten, then elmentary school, and, eventually, the best medical school.
It all comes down to now. Focus, Yoyo. Focus.
In Hong Kong, many parents want their kids to offer their best at the competitive nursery school interview process. A dozen openings at a top school can lead to a thousand applications. So some companies now offer to train toddlers to perform better than their competitors during the interviews. Helier Cheung reports for the BBC:
At interview class, Yoyo is asked to greet the tutor and introduce herself. The tutor then asks her to complete a number of tasks, including building a house with bricks, drawing a picture, sticking two felt eyes in the right position on a felt face, and identifying pieces of fruit.
A little shy to begin with, Yoyo quickly warms up and appears to enjoy the tasks and playing with the toys.
"These classes and interviews can be hard work," says her mother, Emma. "But I do want her to be prepared. Most parents want their child to have a good start."
One nursery Emma is keen on had more than 100 interviewees for just nine places, so she'll do whatever she can to increase her daughter's chances of success.
Yoyo's younger brother, still a baby, will begin interview classes in a few months, she says - when he's about eight months old.
No Sith Lord will ever be accused of being humble, and those Darths who decide to paint their face are even more vain than their helmeted brethren. So what are you missing if you've got the fierce warpaint and the Sith swagger? A sassy t-shirt, that's what! Imagine the looks on the faces of your fellow clubgoers when they see you saunter in with your Maul face on and this sick t-shirt covering your torso. Looks like you don't need force choke to shut those haters up!
Add a touch of dark humor to your geeky wardrobe with this I'll Be Your Sith Lord Part 2 t-shirt by Joefixit2, it's a great way to get all dressed up and ready to go see Episode VII!
No one likes yardwork and chemical weed killers tend to be terrible for the environment. That's why goat rental has become a popular alternative for clearing large swatches of land. While we previously covered this trend, it was still sort of a fringe service that wasn't available commercially in many areas.
But all that's changing thanks to Amazon's new service section which was recently launched. The company offers all the usual local services like plumbing, home cleaning, computer repair, but they also offer two unusual options in their "other" category, namely goat grazing and silk aerialists.
So next time you're planning a big party in the middle of an unkempt field, just head to Amazon and rent a goat to clear out the space and a silk performer to entertain your guests. If you time things just right maybe your guests will get to enjoy a goats-only petting zoo too.
There's something downright delightful about interspecies friendships and these guinea pigs who have befriended puppies are practically the definition of cuteness. From odd couples like the ones above to the perfectly-matched pair below, animal lovers are sure to get a kick out of these cute friendships.
We love trivia about our favorite books and movies and this great TopTenz article has fun facts about both books and movies. For example, did you know Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) went through chemotherapy to fight breast cancer while she was acting in the two final films? Or that Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double was paralyzed while filming a flying scene?
With a few bell peppers, olives, and the right shape, Wendi created a pizza that looks just like the helmet of Star Wars fans' favorite bounty hunter. Now it just needs to be slowly baked inside the oven for over a thousand years.
Having more to do doesn't encourage me to get up earlier. In fact, if you have a lot to do, then you'll need plenty of energy for the work. That means getting enough sleep to do the job. So this part of the day is really just preparing for the work that happens later.
A disaster has occurred and you are forced to travel somewhere by airplane. Perhaps if you were very wealthy, you could charter a private flight. But otherwise, you have to ride a commercial airline flight, forcing you to go through the torments of airport staff and fellow travellers, all of whom are committed to making it the experience as unpleasant as possible.
Glove and Boots gives you practical tips and points of etiquette that you need to know. Your fellow passengers--especially those seated right next to you--must learn about the etiquette in particular. So in the highly unusual event that the in-flight WiFi is actually working, show them this video.
These two adorable kittens inside a box are play fighting, perhaps to see who is the feline overlord of the box. Whatever the reason for their tumble, or even if it's sheer playful abandon, it's full of cute. -Via Daily Dot
Rana Levy is not only a student majoring in physics and mathematics, she's also the owner of Daedra Jewelry. Under that name she creates these lovely, crystal adorned rings, lockets and necklaces inspired by Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Elder Scrolls and The Hobbit. The metals have an antique look and are embellished with ornate detail.
Visit Levy's online store to check out her selection of beautiful baubles.
People have launched culinary careers based on their knowledge of which wine pairs well with a particular cheese, because people love cheese and wine and anybody who doesn’t care for either simply cannot be trusted.
But there’s one combo that has yet to make it to the mainstream, a combo that the cutting edge culinarians have only recently started to explore- cheese and tea.
Pairing a particular type of tea with the proper cheese is supposed to unlock a third flavor, and you won't have to worry about having a hangover the next day!
Here’s the theory behind this new idea in culinary pairing:
The flavor profiles of both beverages run a similar thread—think tannins, age, astringency, and sweetness. For example, a cheese that pairs with a wine high in tannins, would also match a tea high in tannins. Same applies for astringent wine and teas. Salty cheeses go with sweet wines the same way they work with a sweeter tea like Dong Ding or Dong Pian (a late winter harvest of oolong that is especially sweet). People often link tea and coffee, but tea is, in fact, more closely related to wine with regard to tasting profiles.
But even the most diehard fan can learn plenty of stuff about their favorite cryptozoic conspiracy themed cartoon show in a mental_floss article entitled 14 Fun Facts About Gravity Falls.
Want to discover the origin story of main characters Mabel (based on creator Alex Hirsch’s twin sister) and the grumbly Grunkle Stan (based on Alex’s grandpa Stan)? Don't be afraid to learn the truth, read on and discover what lurks behind the scenes of Gravity Falls!
Communicating with your fellow humans can be hard work, and people who refuse to express the problems they’re having with you in any form other than a passive aggressive note are downright difficult to handle.
But would the world be a better place without the passive aggressive and their notes?
We’d be robbed of the comedic potential found in these notes, we’d punch each other’s lights out every other day, and those who have trouble vocalizing their problems would probably go postal without an outlet for their angst.
Luckily, the passive aggressive have found a way to share their unique voice with the world, as their hilarious notes are able to reach a much wider audience via the interwebs. Now both sides of the issue can freely share and discuss their feelings without fear of repercussion!
The Empire's assault on the galaxy never seems to stop, and as long as there's some Sith Lord trying to be the star of the show the war will go on. Luckily, all out intergalactic war is what draws warm bodies to the movie theaters, and we're getting geared up for the epic return of our favorite far out space opera. Some fans may even get new tattoos to commemorate the new episode, like the tattoos clone troopers get to commemorate their fallen comrades. Imperial forces are expressly forbidden from adorning their bodies with tattoo ink, but when you're one of the bad guys rules are made to be broken!
No need to tattoo your body to show love for that war in the stars, bring home this The Empire Rises t-shirt by Jml2art and save some space on your skin!
Mickael Delalande is an artist and graphic designer in France. He makes wire sculptures that look like animals and household objects. They often create the impressions of wire frames around more solid objects—like we’re living inside a 3d modeling program.
When you leave home in the morning, are you going to work or to play? You can delay that decision with the True Wetsuit by Quicksilver. It’s a line of suits—complete with a shirt and tie—that you can surf in.
Well, technically speaking, there’s nothing to stop you from surfing in your professionally tailored business suit. But Quicksilver claims that its suits will dry out after a thorough dousing in saltwater. You won’t need to change before heading into the office and explaining why you’re three hours late.
Each suit costs about $2,500. You can see more photos at Spoon & Tamago.
Too Many Cooks is a brilliantly innovative short film by Casper Kelly of Adult Swim. It starts out as a perfect parody of 80s sitcom introductions. Then it gets weird. Then it gets dark. It’s perfect and you should watch it.
And you should watch Alex Jones’s Game of Thrones version that matches the original Too Many Cooks soundtrack with scenes from that show. As you might expect, the lyrics match the gory drama:
A family is like a soup Everyone adds an extra scoop Mix an ounce of smile so sweet A dash of cool to add the heat, and you’ve got Too many Cooks
Cartoonist John Atkinson has a theme: he creates charts showing how things change over time, such as the typical song, the typical movie, and the typical TV show. His most recent cartoon shows the average day of a person from babyhood to the final years. His model of adulthood seems just about right.
The streets of Hell's Kitchen have been running red for decades, but those who call the neighborhood home are tired of standing by and watching the man they call Kingpin turn their hood into a warzone. They're banding together, defending their home with iron fist and power foot, willing to lay their lives on the line to keep the Kitchen safe from supervillainy. Will these daredevil heroes have the might and muscle needed to bring down Fisk's evil plans, or will the weight of monetary might crush these costume clad citizens before they can change the course?
Bring some marvelous comic book action to your geeky wardrobe with this Enter The Defenders t-shirt by BadEye, it's a bold way to show your love of NYC's grittiest heroes!
The Chinese Ministry of Culture announced Thursday that the government and police will join forces to stop the popular practice of hiring strippers for funerals to entice more mourners to attend. After pictures circulated online of a funeral in the city of Handan in which a dancer took off her bra with children in the audience, the Ministry of Culture denounced the behavior as obscene and warned that a crackdown would follow. To flex their muscle on the issue, they revealed that after the Handan funeral, the people responsible for hiring the dancers were fined 70,000 yuan (approximately $11,300 USD).
The Chinese believe that one measure of the deceased is the number of people who show up at their funeral. As a result, large, flashy funeral processions that look more like parades with music, bands and dancers (as in the screen shot above) are common. Hiring exotic dancers and strippers for funerals is also popular in Taiwan, which is where the video footage below was shot by National Geographic.
Most pocket monsters get used to battling in arenas and being cooped up in a ball as their masters travel between towns, but not Grumpikachu. That grumpy little lightning cat just can't seem to get used to the pocket monster lifestyle, and being locked in a ball is simply a no-go for the Grump. But that lightning cat does know a thing or two about battling, and a Grump's weapons of choice are the electric hairball and the almighty NO.
Spread frowns around town with this GrumPikachu t-shirt by Mdk7, it's the grumpiest way to declare your love of classic anime and celebrity cats!
There are a lot of amazing houses out there, but it takes something seriously special to mesmerize viewers. These beautiful examples of architecture porn are hard to take your eyes off of and we've collected multiple pictures of 8 amazing homes that are downright sexy.