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A Sneaky Orange Tabby Cat Startles His Sweet Unsuspecting Calico Sister Right Into a Hissy Fit

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:40:12 +0000

Jack, the orange tabby cat who was relentlessly teased by a squirrel, decided that he would play a trick on his sweet calico sister Abbie. Jack hid inside an empty chip bag and when the time was right, leaped out with a dramatic flair that startled the unsuspecting Abbie right into a literal hissy fit. […]



Taiyaki NYC, A New Ice Cream Shop That Uses Adorable Japanese Fish-Shaped Cakes as Cones

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:24:50 +0000

A photo posted by Taiyaki NYC (@taiyakinyc) on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:20am PDT On September 16, 2016, a new brand ice cream shop opened up at 119 Baxter Street in Manhattan. Called Taiyaki NYC, the shop distinguishes itself from others with a unique taiyaki-inspired fish-shaped cone that conveniently holds the cold treat securely in […]



953 Chinese Musicians Set the World Record for Largest Performing Rock Band

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:46:33 +0000

In June 2016, 953 musicians from the Beijing Contemporary Music Academy in Tianjin, China set the Guinness World Record for the largest performing rock band in the world. The group was led by the famous singer/songwriter Cui Jian and was made up of 349 singers, 154 guitarists, 151 drummers, 101 bassists, 100 keyboard players and […]



Why Clocks Run Clockwise

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:43:52 +0000

Simon Whistler explained why clocks run clockwise in another interesting episode of his series Today I Found Out. Pretty much everyone knows that if you’re asked to pass something clockwise around a table, you hand it to the person on your left because that is the same direction that the hands of a clock move. […]



A Talented Chicken Named Patrick Plucks Out a Melodic Tune on a Miniature Piano

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:00:50 +0000

While working on his new album, French musician Igorrr put his beloved pet chicken Patrick to work, encouraging the bird to pluck out a little tune on a miniature white piano. Igorrr recorded Patrick’s song and then put an amazing instrumental track around it to create a beautiful sonata of sorts. Acclaimed French composer and […]



A Website Cataloging Screenshots of Soda Vending Machines That Show Up in Video Games

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:28:42 +0000

Fallout 4 The Video Game Soda Machine Project is a website and labor of love by Jess Morrissette (a.k.a. “Decaffeinated Jedi“), a professor of Political Science at Marshall University, where he attempts to catalog screenshots of every soda vending machine that has appeared in video games. Pokémon FireRed Futurama: The Game Halo 2 Grand Theft […]



Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass Star as Reconnected High School Sweethearts in ‘Blue Jay’

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:26:02 +0000

Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) and Mark Duplass (The One I Love, Safety Not Guaranteed) star as high school sweethearts who reconnect after 20 years in the new film Blue Jay. The film will be released in theaters on October 7, 2016. Former high school sweethearts reconnect after 20 […]



Teddy Bears Are For Lovers, A Horror Comedy Short About a Guy Haunted by Bears Given to Ex-Lovers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:06:29 +0000

Almog Avidan Antonir, David Ernesto Vendrell, and Matt Hawksworth of The Royal Adventure Society have created Teddy Bears Are For Lovers, a horror comedy short film about a guy who is being haunted by a group of teddy bears that he gave to his ex-girlfriends. via Short of the Week Related Laughing Squid PostsAlex Karpovsky […]



A Breakdown of How Much It Would Cost to Live on the Moon for One Year

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:06:21 +0000

Wendover Productions gave a breakdown of how much it would cost for four humans to live on the Moon for a one-year return mission. The video uses NASA technology and data from the Apollo lunar missions to make its calculations. Living on the moon would be very, very expensive, but let’s take nine minutes to […]



How Boeing Builds Their 737 Planes In Just 9 Days

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:57:35 +0000

Wired visited Boeing’s plant in Renton, Washington that builds 737 airplanes for customers around the world in just nine days. Boeing’s Renton plant builds 737 narrow-body jets at the rate of 42 per month, and climbing. Here’s how. Related Laughing Squid PostsFlying Hot Dog Visits San Francisco AirportHobbyist Builds Full Scale 737 Flight Simulator in […]



Ectoplasm Putty, Oozy Glow in the Dark Putty That Looks Like Paranormal Slime

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:50:52 +0000

Crazy Aaron’s Putty World has created Ectoplasm Putty, oozy glow in the dark putty that looks like paranormal slime. It is available to purchase from Crazy Aaron’s Putty World and Vat19. Strap on your proton pack and pick up a pliable toy with a supernatural glow. Ectoplasm Putty has the eerie green translucence of ghostly […]