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.
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!
Alternate history stories are compelling to read or watch, and they also make for really fun video games, but creating alternate history art seems hard for an artist to do well.
For one thing the viewer would have to know which historical period or event the artist is referencing, and then the whole thing would have to be rendered realistically enough to visually tell the tale for you.
Jakub Rozalski's paintings have all of the elements of a perfect alt history art piece in place, visually transporting us to another time that never truly existed, at least not in our dimension.
For instance- what would Poland's January Uprising of 1863 against Russian rule have looked like if the Polish insurgents used mechs to help them fight for freedom?
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.
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...
Dressing up in business attire for your day job is no fun, and no matter how good you think your outfit looks you know that business wear isn't made for comfort.
So what's a climber of corporate ladders to do when they're looking for something both comfortable and stylish to wear to work?
They need some Bammies, the pajamas that are business appropriate in style yet so comfortable to wear you might fall asleep at your desk.
The Bammies line was designed by Julia Ford-Carther and Rosario Chozas to "seamlessly transition from the home to the office then out for a night on the town", starting the "elastic revolution" with their smart yet sleepy-headed designs.
Some of the ideas are fun, others are absolute game changers that we shouldn't have had to live without for so long, like this grocery store that lets you buy a "Walkin' Around Beer" for a buck. Now that's grocery shopping in style!
When you drink a lot of soda you end up with a bunch of bottles lying around, and since we're not post-apocalyptic scavengers, we chuck them in the recycling bin without a second thought.
But the crafty keep a few of those bottles around in their workshop, because they're great for holding little stuff like nuts and bolts but won't shatter under the weight like glass jars.
And when weapon maker extraordinaire Joerg Sprave from The Slingshot Channel saw those bottles laying around, he chose to get to crafting, Fallout style, repurposing them into barrels for an arrow shooting minigun.
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!
Those of you who were alive and over 5 in the 1990s will remember how many things were seen as normal then would be considered quite bizarre nowadays, like the group OMC who made the hit song "How Bizarre".
And even if you don't miss OMC there are bound to be plenty of things from the 90s you do miss, like the pleasant sound of a floppy disk whirring in the drive. Computers are too darn quiet nowadays!
We miss the sound of 90s slang, which was a lot like 80s slang only more Valley Girl inspired thanks to movies like Clueless, and the smooth sound of Bob Barker telling someone the rules of the game on The Price Is Right.
Why, here's a contestant now, come on down Aaron Paul!
If you're as nostalgic about the 90s as I am then you should check out these entertaining roundups guaranteed to get you in the mood for some Shark Bites fruit snacks and an Orbitz.
Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" is one of those songs that tends to evoke a romantic or maudlin feeling in the listener, and the song was definitely crafted to evoke all those feels.
But when somebody sings a song their way they should try to bring a whole new feeling to their rendition, like the way Catman Cohen's version of "Fade Into You" makes you feel like you're being serenaded by Cookie Monster.
A wiseacre called hairwizz on the YouTubes edited together this compelling video evidence that Catman Cohen may actually be Cookie Monster disguised as a human. Somebody check his pockets for cookie crumbs!
They said he wouldn't make it in the entertainment biz with such a funny shaped head, told him his parachute pants and gold jacket looked awful, but thankfully M.C. Hammerhead didn't listen to the naysayers and kept on shufflin' his way into our hearts. At first his dance was seen as kinda strange, but then he started doing that 2 Legit 2 Quit thing with his hands and everybody got on board. Hammerhead soon found a spot touring with the Max Rebo Band, and before long he was in the spotlight despite his oddly shaped head. But nobody had taught Hammerhead about finances or expenses, and that Rebo money flowed through his fingers like rain through a moisture farm...
This M.C. Hammerhead t-shirt by Captain RibMan is sure to become the star of your geeky wardrobe, and you may have a war on your hands when your friends decide to take the shirt off your back!
Welcome to the kennel, we've got bones and games, we've got all the water you want but you'd better not pee in your cage. We are the doggies you drop off, whenever you leave town, if you don't come back soon human we're gonna get the mange, the kennel, welcome to the kennel, we're gonna bark you down, WOOF!
Add some silly rock n roll style to your geeky wardrobe with this Pugs N Roses t-shirt by Jimiyo, it's the cutest way to show the world you're a dog, and GNR, lover for life!
Dennis and Mac are always playing roles, and Dee fancies herself some kind of actress, but the only real actor in the bunch is Frank Reynolds- secret scumbag. He has lived a life of sin and debauchery, and doesn't regret any one of the hundred bad decisions he makes every day, but nobody really knows what kind of creature he is because they've been taken in by his act. However, it's only a matter of time before the rest of the gang from Paddy's Pub figure out that Frank is the crime lord of Philadelphia they keep talking about on the nightly news...
Keep your wardrobe sunny with this Sun City t-shirt by LavaLamp, it's the stylish way to show love for your favorite TV show!
Those jerks from the Cobra Kai gym have always considered themselves to be the top dogs, and all because they picked on some kid who does karate and got away with it. But there's a strange new gym in town, one that's only open to a certain kind of student, and they're not taking any prisoners. The members of Kaiju Kai are monsters on the sparring mat, and they don't hold back when it comes to showing the uninitiated what true martial arts power looks like...
Wear your monster pride on your chest with this Kaiju Kai t-shirt by Stationjack, it's the horrifyingly fun way to declare your allegiance to those killer kaiju!
Prepare yourself for a tale of radioactive adventure on the battlefields of the post-apocalyptic future, in this installment of Nuclearama! On the next episode- Fry the Vault Dweller comes face-to-face with the horrifyingly fishy smelling super mutant named Zoidberg, while his tiny companion Nibbler devours an entire colony of mirelurks in one sitting. Don't miss the nuclear fallout fun on the next episode of Nuclearama!
Set your Pip-Boy to stunning with this Nuclearama t-shirt by Andriu and Legendary Phoenix, it's the adventurous way to declare your love of RPGs and sci-fi fun!
When the ink starts flying, and all those squid headed Splatooners have whipped themselves into a color frenzy, it's going to take a lot more than an umbrella to keep your wardrobe splat free. But some observers don't come prepared for what's about to happen on the splatoon battlefields, thinking they can watch the action from a comfortable distance and stay clean and dry. But then those splats of color start flying across the air, and the watchers realize they're about to get all wet!
Fight the forces of boring fashion with this Splatoon t-shirt by PsychoDelicia, it's the colorful way to show your true gamer colors.
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The original animatronic Freddy is frightening enough, and the alternate versions of the Fazbear puppet are even more terrifying to behold, but the Pedobear edition is by far the creepiest of the bunch! Instead of gobbling people up or ripping them to shreds he just wants to inappropriately touch the security guards, and the last sound before they're disgusted to death is Pedobear breathing heavily in their ear...
Bring home this Five Nights At Freddy's Pedobear Freddy t-shirt by DeepFriedArt, it's the best way to up your creepy game!
Harry outgrew his night light at an early age, because he'd learned the spell Lumos which provided him with an instant source of illumination whenever he needed it. And unlike candles or a lantern Lumos wouldn't catch his blanket fort on fire, nor did it take batteries like the family torch. But one thing young Mr. Potter hadn't counted on when he started using Lumos to light up the night- Muggles are scared to death of magic users, even if the caster is a cute little kid in round glasses!
Light up your geeky life with this Lumos t-shirt by Ursulalopez, it's sure to spark imagination and bring bright smiles to faces wherever you go!
Snape always seemed to have a sinister air about him, but in the end he proved that he was one of the good ones despite certain deals he'd made with the dark one. Harry always had a good feeling about the Potions Master, but he couldn't sway the others to see things his way, but Professor Snape never really cared about all that. For he was too busy keeping Voldemort from outright killing young master Potter to pay attention to such petty squabbling, and despite his stoic appearance his insides were in a constant state of unrest...
Celebrate your favorite teacher from Hogwarts with this Spells: The Always Good One t-shirt by Bomdesignz, it's the wordy way to cast a spell on your fellow HP fans!
Some say there are ghouls lurking around Tokyo, foul creatures who eat human flesh to survive and live on the fringes of society. But most people don't believe in those cannibalistic creatures, and if they knew the truth Tokyo would probably empty out overnight. But Ken knows they're out there, and he's made it his mission to bridge the gap between ghoul and human society, and along the way he'll teach both sides a little something about tolerance and the virtues of living a murder free life...
Add some anime awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe with this Ghoul Life t-shirt by Coconut_Design, it's sure to make your fellow fans grin with delight!
The Venture brothers have learned the value of an education, and they now appreciate how important a working knowledge of super science is to a team of heroes, but once upon a time they were just a couple of dummies convinced science was a snooze fest. Having Doctor Venture for a dad meant listening to boring stuff all day long, while Brock Samson was always shooting guns and killing henchmen with his bare hands, so it was only natural for them to think super science was a waste of time. But their scrawny little frames wouldn't allow them to become a killer like Brock, so they settled for spending time with dear old dad in the lab...
Add some cartoon cool to your geeky wardrobe with this V For Super Science t-shirt by Kgullholmen, it may be the most important item of clothing you'll ever own!
Excitement about the force awakening has finally reached Sesame Street, where the residents are ready to show their love by getting dressed up like their favorite characters. Big Bird has been strutting around in his Chewbacca costume, Mr. Roper fancies himself the next Han Solo, and Telly monster is all too happy to channel his inner hero and play Luke. But while everyone assumed Oscar the Grouch would be playing the role of Darth Vader he surprised everyone by rolling out with a beep-bop-boop in his R2-D2 inspired trash can costume!
Get geared up for movie night with this OS-CR t-shirt by Manny Peters Art + Design, it's the perfect attire to wear when you're rolling out to see the latest installment from everyone's favorite war in the stars.
Having the name Vandal Savage makes people assume certain things about you, like you have no class and you're nothing but a bloodthirsty monster. And while he is a villain of the lowest order, and has been responsible for many lives lost, Vandal actually exudes style and sophistication and greatly enjoys the finer things in life. However, that suavely dressed warrior really hates those goody-goodies who call the Justice Society home, and he gets all barbaric whenever the opportunity to slay a superhero arises...
Add some comic book cool to your geeky wardrobe with this Savage Life t-shirt by ClayGrahamArt, it's the
Having run out of effective spokesclowns, that massive burger corporation decided to ditch the Ronald and bring the Joker in to clean house. The clown prince of crime claimed he would make sales soar with his signature brand of marketing, but the VP wasn't so sure that psycho clown could be trusted. But within one week people were eating lots of burgers again, and the catchphrase "I'm lovin' it!" seemed to be on the tip of everyone's tongue, and although the rest of the board members didn't care how he'd worked his magic the VP wasn't sure. He hired an investigator to shadow the Joker, and when he received the results of the investigation the VP almost passed out- the Joker was serving the people some sort of new meat patty called Soylent Green...
Add some deliciously dark humor to your geeky wardrobe with this I'm Lovin' It t-shirt by Wirdou, it's the tastiest way to warn people about taking happy meals from strange clowns...
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Inmates at Litchfield Correctional Facility swear that the Chickening is real, and that the elusive poultry is their spirit animal who will show them the way out some day. But Piper and Red see that chicken as something even better- fresh meat. Lucky for the bird those two bad girls can't seem to get their hands on the slick little clucker, and the fact that they're wearing orange jumpsuits probably doesn't help their cause. But having a chicken to chase around the yard means having something to do, so the inmates are always on the lookout for the chickening, because it's a spot of light and levity in their otherwise black days.
Commemorate the funniest moments from your favorite show with this The Chickening t-shirt by Alecxps, it's sure to make your fellow fans cluck with delight!
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Most visitors to Arkham Asylum leave with a massive head wound and a story they'll tell for the rest of their lives, that is, if they survive the visit. But the lucky ones who don't get attacked or mentally scarred get to take home a snazzy commemorative t-shirt! And if you're batty enough to make the trip to Arkham and mighty enough to survive the tour then you'd be mad as the Joker not to take that tee, because man have you ever earned it!
Grab a little piece of Gotham City for your geeky wardrobe, bring home this Arkham Asylum t-shirt by Cory Freeman Design and drive your fellow fans mad with envy!
Ewoks may not look like they're mechanically inclined, but ask any of the Imperial troopers who have fought on Endor and they'll tell you- those little furballs are more than meets the eye! They've chosen to live like savages because there's very little tech on that forest moon, but when war brings the armor clad Empire goons to their world they're more than happy to strip their dead bodies clean. Another little known fact about the Ewoks- they also eat the bodies of those who fall in battle, humanoid and Ewok alike!
Take the action with you wherever you go with this ENDOR RACE t-shirt by Fernando Sala, it's sure to make you the star of the show among your fellow fans.