Animal screams have such a distinct sound that other animals will react as if the screaming critter is in the room when they hear a recording of the unique vocalization, but human screams aren't so distinct.
That is, they're not so distinct we can tell them apart without using software, because they sound virtually the same to our ears, which is why sound effects artists are still using the same old Wilhelm screams.
But how would you react if you heard a human scream coming from the maw of a wild animal? Watch this ridiculous clip from BBC's Planet Earth 2, edited by Matt Amys, and find out!
But young Ronnie Walken didn't make his official debut until 1954, when he and his brother Glenn began appearing on the soap opera Guiding Light- as the same character, Michael Bauer.
That may not have been a career highlight for young Ronnie, but these amazing photos taken by Al Barry in 1955 show us that Ronnie, who later changed his stage name to Christopher, was born to be an entertainer.
And seriously folks- if you're still scared of clowns after seeing young Ronnie Walken yukking it up in front of the camera your issues may run much deeper than mere coulrophobia!
Many Otakus think anime girls would make great girlfriends, because they're powerful and beautiful, with plenty of magical charm and cute little voices that can make a raging bull stop and smile.
But if these anime girls existed in the real world they would be virtually undateable, and any Otaku who made a play for them would instantly regret their decision.
Jealous boyfriends would rage when they're forced to watch as their anime GF falls on top of their male "friends" in suggestive ways over and over again, because that's how clumsiness is portrayed in anime.
The new BF would also have to deal with the brooding and sinister ex, who still somehow has a hold on that seemingly innocent little anime girl despite having tried to once tried to kill her.
But, as this comic by JHALL shows, the worst part about dating an anime girl would be the quest to find something to talk about, because they might be kick-ass warriors but they definitely aren't known for their conversational skills.
There are a bunch of "best of" movie lists released at the end of every year, but the ones I always find most fascinating are the lists put together by film directors.
Their insight and exposure to many obscure movies makes their picks a cut above the rest, and since TV shows are becoming more like movies every day their lists are starting to include their TV show picks too.
Creator of the edgy and compelling TV series Mr. RobotSam Esmail picked an even mix of movies and TV shows for his top 10 list:
"OJ: Made In America"
"Horace and Pete"
"Game Of Thrones"
"Manchester By The Sea"
"Everybody Wants Some"
Meanwhile Jonathan Demme (of The Silence of the Lambs fame) chose films with more personal storylines about people with complicated lives:
11 faves (sorry, amazing year for movies, and there are a ton more I loved)
“Moonlight” “Hell or High Water” “Captain Fantastic” “20th Century Women” “Manchester by the Sea” “Tickled” “Weiner” “Sausage Party” “Where To Invade Next” (2015/16) “Pop Star” “Black Mirror” (S. 3 episode 4 “San Junipero”— I will fight people on this.)
We took all those strange food products on the store shelves for granted back in the 80s and 90s, never knowing those neon colored decades would be seen as the heyday for funny foods.
But now that Holiday Spice Pepsi, Hidden Valley Pizza Ranch dressing, Pop-Tarts Crunch cereal, Chicken Tonight and Nestle Bug Pops are no longer sold in stores people are starting to wonder if they were just a figment of their imagination.
It's arguable whether life is a little more bland without these funny food products, or if we're better off without these freaky foods dancing in our bellies.
But there's no denying the world is better off without that Chicken Tonight theme song dancing through our heads!
In the comics a building owned by a supervillain has a suitably evil-looking exterior so there's no mistaking who the building belongs to, but in the real world buildings aren't built to look evil- or are they?
Polygone Riviera-Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
Perhaps architects who read comics when they're kids have their designs influenced by comic art, or maybe they simply decided dark and foreboding is the best way to make their building stand out.
The Max Planck Research Institute for Experimental Medicine- Berlin, Germany
Take a tour of the world's most sinister looking structures via the subreddit /r/evilbuildings and see what people really mean when they say "chillin' like a villain".
People often wonder where the animosity between He-Man and Skeletor began, since they've been at each other's throats for as long as anyone can remember, so here's a little history lesson for the curious. It all began on the playground at Eternia Elementary School, when young Skeletor was bullied by a super strong little kid named He-Boy. Young Skeletor was a big fan of those rocking horse type things on the playground, and he would sit there for hours gently rocking back and forth. One day He-Boy decided to play a little trick on Skeletor by winding the spring super tight, so whoever sat on it next would launch straight into the air. Long story short- Skeletor didn't notice the spring, sat on the thing and went flying through the air which, by the way, is the first time he yelled "MYAH!" too...
Share the untold story of the MOTU bunch with this Masters Of The Playground t-shirt by Ed Harrington, it's the playful way to show the world what your favorite skull-faced villain looked like as a little tyke!
The doctor kept telling Hank he needed to start exercising or his heart would give out, so Hank began to weigh his options. On the one hand he would definitely live longer than Dale, or Bill for that matter, no matter how much strain he put on his heart, but on the other hand that wasn't saying much. So he decided to do what was best for the family and start working out, but he wasn't about to join some prissy Austin-style gym to get in shape. Hank needed to stick with what he knew, so he welded a bar to two ten gallon propane tanks and started lifting 'em like there was no tomorrow. Soon Hank's pro-pain propane exercise regimen had given him bulging biceps and the figure he had when he played football for Arlen High, but it also drew the attention of one Nancy Gribble...
Exercise your right to wear awesome tees by wearing this Propane Fitness t-shirt by BazNet, it's sure to make you feel like the king or queen of the hill while you're hitting those weights!
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It's hard to say no to a stray dog begging for food on the city streets, and even though people can come up with all kinds of reasons why they shouldn't give a buck to a homeless person they can't deny a stray dog if they're animal lovers.
And, as the guy who shot this video in Bangkok, Thailand discovered, sometimes donating food to a stray means you're helping feed her family of pups as well, which we can all agree is a win-win-winwinwinwin situation!
Don't you hate it when Cthulhu's Witnesses show up at your door while you're in the middle of an eldritch ritual?
It's like they know you're a faithful follower of Nyarlathotep and they're just itching to argue about which deity is superior, as if ol' Squidface could take down Crawling Chaos!
But, as this Optipess comic shows, Cthulhu's followers are an extremely loyal bunch, and they don't even mind if he chews on them a little as long as he's happy...which is an emotion he doesn't understand.
Some kids are so conscientious they can't stand to hear about anything being wrong, broken or out of order, even if the broken thing is the clock attached to the Palace of Westminster in London.
When 8-year-old Phoebe Hanson learned Big Ben was going to be out of commission for up to three years as part of a $42 million clock mechanism repair job she, like many Londoners, dreaded the impending silence.
So she wrote to the BBC with a solution- she offered to stand in for the clock and shout "BONG!" until the repairs are done.
Her heartwarming letter earned her a return letter from the BBC, who had this to say about her idea:
“Re. Big Ben’s Bongs (lack of).
Dear Miss Hanson,
Thank you for your letter and your very imaginative idea about what to do when Big Ben falls silent for repairs early next year. Some of the cleverest and most important people at the BBC are scratching their heads, wondering quite what to do.
Once before, when Big Ben fell silent for repairs, we played different birdsong every evening. The listeners loved that. Then the people behind Tweet of the Day (that’s on each day just before 6 in the morning) stole our idea… so we can’t do that again.
I must say I was very much taken with your idea… and we have passed it on to those who make the decisions. As you know, the Bongs are live… and (you may not know this) the beginning of the Westminster Chimes (the bit that goes BimBom BimBom BimBobBimBom before the first BOOONNNGGGGGGGGGG!) is always at a slightly different time (which is why you sometimes hear someone accidentally talking when they start). It depends on things like temperature and atmospheric pressure and stuff like that.
So it would be quite a task for you, doing the Bongs: you’d have to rush in after school each day (and at the weekend), rush home for tea, homework, a bit of chillin’, then a quick sleep. And then – here’s the hard bit – you’d have to rush back again at midnight, because there are live bongs again before the midnight news. That’s an awful lot of work for someone who is still quite young. I know I wouldn’t like to do all that.
Thank you very much for writing to us. I’m very impressed that you listen to Radio 4. I wish my two children did.
Have a spiffing Christmas and a stupendous and lucky 2017.
Roger Sawyer. Editor: PM, Broadcasting House, iPM – BBC Radio 4″
Maybe they should swap it out for one of those jumbotron screens?
People show love for their significant others in many different ways, and for artists there's no better way to show love than with a drawing or painting.
Comic artists have a similar drive to show love with art, but their chosen artform also allows them to add words to the doodles, to paint a more complete picture of their affection.
Saratoga Springs-based artist Catana has been producing comic strips based on her relationship with her bearded beau that reveal how deeply she feels for this dude, and her affection may be considered stalking in some states.
And when her boyfriend posted these Catana Comics online they immediately went viral, which is either because people relate to their love or they find Catana's antics highly amusing!
Walnuts are one hard nut to crack, so people use a hammer, rock or mallet to crack them open and get at the delicious meat inside, and when they find a good nutcracker they stick with it.
A villager from Shaanxi province, China thought the "mallet" his friend gave him in the early 80s was the perfect walnut cracking device, until he saw it on a government flyer- and found out it was actually a hand grenade.
They say dogs are innocent just like every other animal on Earth, and some even claim all dogs go to heaven, but those devout dog lovers have never met Mr. Pickles- the hellhound with a heart of pure evil. Mr. Pickles looks like a normal dog on the outside, and he maintains a low profile while he carries out the wishes of his dark master, but ask anyone who has visited his lair and they'll tell you- Mr. Pickles is a psycho pooch and a stone cold killer. Oh wait, you can't ask anyone who has visited his lair, because they're all dead...
Show some love for your favorite hellhound with this Pickles Comics t-shirt by Anderson Green Devil, it's one wicked way to stay on that hellhound's good side!
K-2 security droids aren't perfect creations, despite what their makers might claim, and in the end they're only as sane and loyal as their programming dictates, so if their AI goes haywire there's no telling what they might do. But there must be something more to the recent rash of Imperial security droids going rogue, like a trick cooked up by those devious Rebels to undermine the glory of the Empire. That's why the Emperor has never relied on these security droids to get the job done, because you don't win wars with droids- you win them with Force and superior firepower.
Take your new favorite droid star with you wherever you go by wearing this Rogue Droid t-shirt by Dan_Hoogkamp_Art, it's K-2SO cool!
Some people believe their dogs understand everything they say, while others claim dogs only understand facial expressions and emotional responses, but most animal behaviorists agree the truth is a combination of the two.
Redditor JavaReallySucks posted a pic of his adorable dog before and after being called a good boy, to illustrate the way his dog's face lights up after being praised by his master.
The photographic exercise seemed like fun so others took to shooting before and after praise pics of their pets, which worked really well with the dogs while the cats continued to not give a crap one way or the other.
In the quest to make video games more immersive and perfect the art of virtual reality a gamer's paradise was built called MarioWorld, where players could actually feel the bricks breaking under their fists and feel the Goombas squishing under their feet. This virtual world was unlike any built before it, because MarioWorld contained androids instead of 3D holograms, and people began shelling out their life savings in order to experience the future of gaming firsthand. But a glitch in the system nicknamed BW53R threatened to tear the whole place down, and soon the Goombas and the Koopas would be doing the squishing...
Show the world what the future of VR gaming looks like with this MarioWorld t-shirt by NibiruHybrid, it's so cutting edge your fellow gamers will think you're a time traveler from the future!
He's the hero in green, the legend named Link who was busy saving the world before he was full grown, but lately he's been taking way too many breaks in-between adventures, leaving his loyal fans itching for more like full blown junkies. But what keeps Link from adventuring every year? Why, the warmth of his hearth and the love of his amazing girlfriend Zelda, that's what! Still, the breath of the wild stays with him, and his heart containers are always half empty without adventure, so I'm sure he'll keep coming out to play for years to come...
Take your favorite video game superstar with you wherever you go with this Hylian Warrior t-shirt by Ddjvigo, it's a great way to gear up for Link's return and will surely make your fellow fans green with envy.
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There are plenty of fake fantastic beasts out there, from the magical unicorns people claim to see prancing around the forest to those fire breathing dragons they see flying across the sky. But believe me when I tell you that pugcorns are real- and they're the most magical little mugs you'll ever meet! The pugcorn can turn a turd into a creampuff with a touch of their horn, and they vomit rainbows instead of undigested kibble. But the pugcorn's neatest trick is their ability to melt even the coldest of hearts with their sweet little smiles and sparkly eyes, an ability that may make them the key to world peace! Good thing they actually exist...
Spread smiles wherever you go with this Believe In Pugcorns t-shirt by NemiMakeit, it's the adorably silly way to show the world you want to believe in fantastic creatures and their power to make people happy!
Whenever we needed a friend, or an art lesson, we could count on Bob Ross to lift our spirits with his little happy trees. He showed us how to slap paint on a canvas so it actually looked like something Mother Nature would have painted, and his calm and soothing demeanor helped us de-stress when life kept throwing mud in our eyes. It's sad to know Bob Ross is gone, but his legacy of love for the arts will live on forever in our hearts, and via reruns on PBS!
Show some love for your favorite art instructor with this Everybody Needs A Friend t-shirt by DeepFriedArt, it's a wonderful way to make your fellow Bob Ross fans smile wherever you go.
When bacon and eggs are sitting on your breakfast plate they just lay there still as can be, but once they make their way to your belly they let the dance party begin! That's why it's not always a good idea to eat bacon and eggs before a big meeting, or before date night, because that dance party can get a bit rumbly in your tummy, which can be mighty embarrassing. But if you don't have any social obligations you should treat yourself to some sizzling hot bacon and eggs, so the spirit of the breakfast dance can make you feel all saturday night fever inside your guts!
Celebrate the rhythm of the plate with this Dancing Breakfast t-shirt by Dooomcat, it's the fun and fancy free way to cut a rug with your favorite breakfast foods!
People are always telling us to look on the bright side, to see the silver lining and to keep our heads up so we can see that the sky is still blue. But if there's one thing you can always bet on it's that wars will spring up out of the blue, and the Empire can rain death and destruction down upon our heads anywhere and at any time. That's why it's better to stay cynical, so you can keep any new hope you may have in check and stay frosty when you're facing Darth's Imperial forces, because the stars aren't shining down upon you because they care about your well-being...
Sing a different tune, one that's more appropriate for the dark times ahead, by wearing this Always Look On The Dark Side Of Life t-shirt by IdeasConPatatas, it's a comedy anthem for a dark new world.
Souls who have left their physical bodies should feel lucky to still have any experiences at all, since many of them are stuck in the pitch black limbo of their own post-mortem minds. But some souls have yet to realize they're actually dead, so they sit there arguing with Death like a silly person until the surety of their demise finally sinks in. This is one of the reasons why humans can't seem to figure out the meaning of life, because they're about as familiar with the feeling of being alive as a python is with the feeling of having arms!
Add a cold, bony touch of classic comedy to your geeky wardrobe with this The Salmon Mousse t-shirt by Stationjack, it's the perfect way to show love for the Monty Python crew without slapping people in the face with a fish!
Ash didn't listen to music much while he was out huning for pocket monsters, because he needed to see as well as hear in order to track them down, but one song had earwormed into his head and wouldn't let go. It was from a Scottish band called The Proclaimers, who sang a catchy song about walking 500 miles to be back with the one they loved. This song really struck a chord with Ash, and so he started playing it over and over again while he explored regions with his pal Pika. Then came the day when the song became all too relevant to his own life, as Team Rocket had kidnapped poor Pikachu and were holding him approximately 500 miles away from Ash...
This I Would Walk 500 Miles t-shirt by Rocky Davies is music to your eyeballs, and it's sure to put that catchy song in people's heads wherever you go!
Rocket may not seem like an ecological type of guy, but it makes sense when you consider he is a raccoon and once lived in the forest like a savage beast. And he's also best friends with a tree man named Groot, so that tends to make him a bit more ecologically minded too. But mostly it's the fact that female mammals love an eco-friendly dude that makes Rocket want to tell everyone he meets to go green, plant a tree and help save the galaxy!
Become an eco-guardian on your planet with this Save The Galaxy t-shirt by Vincent Trinidad, it's the fun way to spread ecological awareness and show love for your favorite far out superhero squad at the same time!
She'd always known that in order to get where she wanted to go in life she would have to follow her fate and let the path which had already been set for her guide her to her heroic destiny. But she found it very hard to follow this path because a blue police box kept blocking her way! Merida was wary of the box at first, but since she was a brave and curious soul she couldn't help but wonder how the box kept appearing in her path, and what was inside the box. One day she finally worked up the nerve to knock on the door and see if anybody would answer, and to her surprise somebody did- an oddly dressed man who carried a magic wand the likes of which she'd never seen before, who called himself The Doctor...
Get geared up for adventure with this Follow Your Fate t-shirt by Karen Hallion, it's a fun and imaginative design that will make your fellow Whovians drool with delight!
The hobbits were definitely tough little guys who were able to handle a lot more than anyone thought they could, and both the dwarves and the elves proved they had nerve and mettle to spare. But do you know who's the toughest character by far in Middle Earth? The wizard Gandalf, that's who, because the guy came face-to-face with a balrog and didn't even break a sweat! If anyone deserves to be thought of as a hero it's Gandalf, the guy in the pointy hat and robe who helped save the world time and time again.
Declare your love of classic fantasy creatures with this Demon Of Morgoth t-shirt by Dr.Monekers, it's one fiery design that's sure to blow your fellow fantasy fans away!
Those alien space invaders seem like they'd be awe-inspiringly massive in the classic arcade game, but in real life their little pixelated space ships are so tiny they wouldn't scare a house cat! But despite their small size their pew-pew squares can do some real damage, but those antiquated little suckers are stuck moving from left to right anyway so it's not that hard to dodge their shots. It's actually hard to imagine why game designers thought such silly little starships would pose a threat to the Earth, but they do get bonus points for being the first to blow the whistle on the invasion of the mini aliens!
Add a touch of 80s arcade magic to your geeky wardrobe with this Game Over, Little Dude t-shirt by Pacalin, it's a great way to celebrate the days when entertainment came a quarter at a time.
He doesn't look like much, and most people mistake him for a skinny, bald-headed twerp who would be blown away by a stiff breeze, but Saitama is the mightiest being on the planet. Heck, he might even be the mightiest being in the universe, he's not really sure because he's never actually left the planet, but nobody on Earth has ever been able to beat him, no matter how powerful they are. Superheroes, saiyans, mech, monsters and mega-sized kaiju all fall to his fists, and even though it has helped keep him alive this one punch thing is really starting to get boring!
Show the world that Saitama can't be stopped with this Who Would Win? t-shirt by Coinbox Tees, it's one powerfully cool design that will settle any superhero-related arguments once and for all!
There are lots of sports that involve slipping and sliding around, but skateboarding is the activity that bananas find most a-peeling. The only problem bananas have with skating is they bruise easily, so they have to wear full body pads that make them look a bit silly when they're out playing with their fruity friends. They also can't seem to find a helmet that works well with their stem, so very few banana mothers let their their kids get anywhere near a skateboard until they're fully ripened.
Add some colorful fun to your geeky wardrobe with this Banana Skater t-shirt by happinessinatee, it's one sweet design that will make people smile wherever you go!