Fuku the owlet and Marimo the kitten are best friends. They like to snuggle and nap and do BFF things at the their home in the Hukulou coffee shop in Osaka, Japan (of course).
I fainted from the sweetness.
(via Bored Panda)
Gay marriage is boring. Sure, it’s new in the U.S. but we’ve been doing that shiz in Canada for ten years.*
Here’s something interesting: a robot wedding! In Japan, if course.
This is Frois and Yukirin. They are robots and they are, I presume, in love. Or one of them needs the Japanese equivalent of a green card. It’s none of my business.
There was cake and dancing and kissing, apparently. I don’t know how they met or where they went for the honeymoon because nobody tells me anything. I wasn’t even invited.
In other news I think this means we’re one step closer to Robopocalypse.**
*I kid. It’s a big deal and it’s GOOD. INTERNET MOBS, DON’T MISUNDERSTAND ME AND ACCUSE ME OF BEING UNSUPPORTIVE OF GAY MARRIAGE AND START A CAMPAIGN TO RUIN MY LIFE AS YOU SEEM TO ENJOY DOING SO MUCH!!! I AM ACTUALLY REALLY SCARED OF YOU.
**The real one, not the movie, which will probably be released regardless of which robots get married and which I really wish Paul Verhoeven was directing. BUT AGAIN NOBODY ASKED ME WHAT I THOUGHT. Nobody ever asks me.
Speaking of the Tiny Hamster, here he is having a July 4 party with his buddies the guinea pig, bunny rabbit, and hedgehog.
I dunno who invited the dude in the red shirt though. Go home man, you’re drunk.
I think I’m drawn to this today more than I would normally be because of the PMS. Apparently it has won lots of awards and was shortlisted for an Oscar but lost out to one of those Tiny Hamster videos. I kid. I have no idea what got nominated instead. I never watch those things.
But I did watch this video of a man coping with realizing he has died.
This made me bawl at my desk today.
(via Bored Panda)
This butterfly pupae makes a very convincing snake. According to Nerdist, it not only looks like a scary viper, it also can sense nearby movement and will wiggle to scare predators away. The caterpillars/butterflies are native to Trinidad. Interestingly, the Gaboon pit Viper, which is appears to be imitating, is not.
Nature is neat.
Interestingly, the butterfly itself isn’t as fancy. Clearly most of the work went into the cocoon.
“Konjo has claimed the title of fastest 5 metres on front paws by a dog with a time of 2.39 sec,” says the Guinness Book of World Records website, “smashing [former title holder] Jiff [the pomeranian]’s record of 7.76 sec. The attempt took place at Tustin Sports Park, Tustin, California, USA on 22 December 2014.”
How we’re only finding out about this now is anyone’s guess.
Here are some pictures of Konjo walking on his front paws, and video.
(via Laughing Squid)
Ramen, it’s not just for eating anymore.
Yunessun Spa House in Hakone, Japan, is apparently offering baths in pork broth because it’s high in collagen and the idea is that bathing in it is good for your skin because collagen is an essential for skin elasticity and diminishes as we age. It looks like silly fun, though any purported benefits from bathing in it are probably bullshit. And what benefits the (synthetic) noodles are supposed to have is anyone’s guess.
One woman said, “It feels like bathing in a real noodle bowl,” which may or may not be supposed to be a selling point.
If this looks appealing to you and you can’t afford a trip to Japan you could probably buy yourself a couple hundred packs of ramen noodles at the dollar store.
Yunessun also offers coffee, tea, sake, and red wine baths.
(via First we Feast)
I think this one is a no brainer. Star Trek is nerdier, Star Wars is dorkier/geekier.
(via Laughing Squid)
This is a conversation I just had:
Husband: Can you go get the KB (our kid) at daycare?
Me: OK, just as soon as I finish watching this video of a giant squid giving birth.
Samurai Guitarist says “Ever wonder what the theme to Fresh Prince would’ve sounded like if Will came from down in the Mississippi delta? My buddy Jeff and I did.”
I actually never did wonder that. But this is still pretty cool. Steve Jobs once said people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.