Tiny Hamster celebrates July 4 with his friends

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.

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Video about lost soul reckoning with death made me cry

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.

Shut up.

(via Bored Panda)


This is not actually a snake. It’s a butterfly pupae

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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.

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The fastest dog on two front paws!

jiff-konjoThis is Konjo. He is a chihuahua and he is the fastest dog on two paws, because that is an actual title that he won.

“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.

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(via Laughing Squid)


Japanese spa offers ramen baths because of course it does


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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)


Darth Vader & Captain Picard argue over which is nerdier, Star Trek or Star Wars

I think this one is a no brainer. Star Trek is nerdier, Star Wars is dorkier/geekier.

(via Laughing Squid)

 

 

 


Video of a giant squid giving birth, because the internet

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.

(via Geekologie)


Blues cover of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme

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.


The R2D2 remote controlled mini fridge is the best remote controlled mini fridge

This is the coolest thing you will see all day. I have no idea what this guy is saying but I like the seriousness of his affect. He’s probably saying “I have just established myself as the coolest person on Earth, bitches. Now get me a drink. Oh, no, you don’t have to because my R2D2 remote controlled mini fridge will do that for me. You go make my bed.”


Jelly Belly scented pillows

jelly-belly-pillowSometimes when you go to bed at night, I bet you think to yourself, “I’d have way better dreams if my pillow smelled like Jelly Bellies.”

Now you can have those dreams when you buy Jelly Belly scented pillows at Costco, or on Amazon. But not if you live in Canada (unless you can get them shipped to a friend through the U.S.) The pillows come in tangerine, cherry, and watermelon flavours and are sold in a two-pack for $9.99.

Jelly Belly also makes Jelly Belly-scented nail polish, bubbles, and school stationery, apparently.

(via Nerdist)