This Ad Featuring Pets Eating With Human Hands Is Terrifying
Isn’t it every pet’s dream to be able to eat at the dining room table alongside humans? This ad for pet food company Freshpet replaces the heads of 14 humans sitting around the dining room table with the heads of 13 dogs and one cat. The animals use their human hands to do what many humans do at dinner, play with their iPhones at the table or sneak a sip of booze from a flask underneath the table. The one thing they do not do is talk. Frankly, people watching this spot who have to have dinner with chatty relatives over the holidays might envy that part.
Luckily some genius felt our pain and decided to help fill that gaping void by mashing up the Serial theme music with the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Somebody’s Gotta Die,” a song choice that brings to mind this Clickhole article that claims a superfan has agreed to be murdered to ensure a second season of the podcast.
It’s the Notorious B.I.G., so be aware that the lyrics are NSFW and decidedly not PC:
Maybe you just need a few more little somethings to keep the kids happy on Christmas morning. Maybe you need a trinket for an office Yankee swap. No matter the need, there are plenty of inexpensive options to fit the bill.
This Insane Jenga Move Is the Most Incredible Thing Any Of Us Will Ever See
Watch carefully, because it all happens so fast. This eight-second video features a woman pulling off a very impressive Jenga move — and though it probably isn’t legal, rules-wise, it’s still really awesome.
Of course, there are some Jenga Truthers out there who think this could be a manufactured stunt. (Understandable, since this is the Internet, and a lot of things here are fake.) As BuzzFeed points out, some Redditors think the Jenga blocks could have been glued together to make the maneuver easier.
But when you hear the glee and wonder and pure amazement of the people watching this Jenga wizard, it’s hard not to believe in it. We all need something to believe in.
Here’s What American Girl Dolls Would Talk About In Real Life
If you were a child of the nineties, chances are you’ve thrown a make believe dinner party with your American Girl Dolls.
But this comedic video by Lauren Ireland and Anni Weisband shows why you probably wouldn’t extend a dinner invite if your American Girl Dolls were real girls. Samantha wouldn’t stop talking about voting rights, Kirsten would try to wear the table’s floral centerpiece as a hat and Addy… “I used to be a slave,” she says in a hushed voice. “They didn’t really write much else for my character, I’m pretty one-dimensional.”
Florida Woman Slaps 72-Year-Old Who Denied Her Facebook Request
Police arrested a Florida woman accused of slapping a 72-year-old woman who declined her friend request on Facebook.
Rachel Anne Hayes, 27, became upset when the 72-year-old said that her Facebook name was inappropriate and would only accept her friend request if she changed her name, according to the Tampa Bay Times. (What name she uses on the social media site has not been released by authorities.)
The two women began to argue over the matter, and Hayes eventually left the elderly woman’s home. But Hayes then returned, and when the two fought again outside her door, Hayes allegedly slapped the woman who turned down her friend request several times.
Police charged Hayes with aggravated battery on an elderly person, a felony.
French Police Tase Rogue Monkey for Stealing Candy from Kids
A monkey who was terrorizing citizens in the French city of Marseille has finally been tackled by police, who used a taser gun to subdue the animal.
Authorities believe the monkey came from Algeria, Gibraltar or Morocco, was raised illegally and then abandoned in the city, according to reports in La Provence. It appears to have been maltreated and malnourished, subsisting largely on Kinder chocolate bars.
That may have led to a craving for sugar that turned nasty. Last week, it sparked panic in an elementary school, biting and scratching some of the children on repeated occasions as it hunted for sugary snacks.
The police finally managed to capture the animal, which was over 2 and a half feet tall, by tasering him into submission. During the intervention, the monkey bit one police officer’s hand, but is now being looked after by vets.
Here’s What Happens When Two Male Coworkers Try to Recreate Famous Paintings
Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick, coworkers at the web design platform Squarespace, became every cubicle jockey’s hero this week with their now-viral depictions of famous paintings the duo creates using only objects from their New York City office. “The only rules are that all props must be things found in the office and all editing must be done on a phone,” according to their Tumblr for the project “Foolsdoart.” A few examples of their creations, which are also on Instagram:
Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665):
Watch a Mashup of Die Hard and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Christmas Eve is a moment of great drama in the movies. It’s the night on which Rudolph proves his merit to Santa Claus, leading the reindeer through the skies with his glowing nose. It’s also the night on which John McClane, played by Bruce Willis, takes on a gang of terrorists who have taken his wife hostage. Die Hard and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer may have little else in common beyond this fateful date, but it was enough of a connection to convince Film Geekery to mash the two together. Depending on how you look at it, the mashup is either a violent retelling of the Christmas classic or a touching, softer version of the 1988 action blockbuster.
The mashup, titled “Rudolph: Fly Hard,” matches the audio from the Die Hard trailer with strategically edited visuals from the 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special. McClane, naturally, is Rudolph, the ice-cold evil of Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is revived in the form of Sam the Snowman, and Sgt. Al Powell (Reginald VelJohnson a.k.a. the dad from Family Matters) becomes Yukon Cornelius the gold prospector. It’s worth a watch it if only to hear the words “yippie-ki-yay” come out of cute little Rudolph’s reindeer mouth.
This 3D-Printed Wristband Will Sense When You Fall Asleep During a TV Show and Record the Rest of It
Ever try to watch television late at night before bed, but struggle to stay awake during the shows? Virgin Media says it is interested in developing a wristband that can sense when sleepyheads drift off in front of the small screen and then set a TiVo box to record the rest of the program.
According to a news release, the company is testing a 3D-printed wristband called KipstR, which “uses a pulse-oximeter to sense if the wearer is asleep or awake and then mimics the users’ TiVo remote control to pause, record or resume a show appropriately.”
The company says it has been developing the device with teenagers Ryan Oliver, 15, and Jonathan Kingsley, 14, from Manchester Creative Studios, a school for teens interested in careers in the creative and tech sectors.
Virgin Media has set up a website where people can sign up to be part of a trial of the device.
This is a case of shooting the arm that feeds you: A Wyoming man was hospitalized on Monday after he was apparently shot by his dog.
Richard L. Fipps had gotten out of his truck to remove snow chains and ordered his dog to go into the back, where the gun was lying, according to Big Horn Mountain Radio. He was accidentally shot in the left arm after the dog stepped on a loaded rifle that had its safety off, or caused movement that triggered it to fire, a sheriff told the Huffington Post.
Fipps remains in the hospital but his condition is not life-threatening. Calls to the sheriff’s officer were not immediately returned.
Why One Woman Is Going On a Free Around-the-World Trip With a Total Stranger
It’s the classic story of: Boy meets girl; boy and girl buy round-the-world plane tickets together; boy and girl break up; boy then goes on Reddit to find a complete stranger with ex-girlfriend’s name to take the trip with him — for free.
No, this isn’t a Katherine Heigl movie — although we are sure that Hollywood is salivating over film rights.
Canadian Jordan Axani, a 28-year-old who lives in Cabbagetown, Canada (yes, Cabbagetown), made headlines last month when he turned to social media to find an Elizabeth Gallagher who wasn’t his ex-girlfriend to join him on a two-week trip around the world. Axani didn’t want to waste the ticket, which is non-transferable, but can be used by a person with the same name since it didn’t require passport information.
While thousands of people offered their services, some of whom said they’d change their names for the trip, Axani has now selected a travel buddy. Elizabeth “Quinn” Gallagher, a student and homeless shelter volunteer, has signed up for a trip that sounds like some people’s dream and others’ worst nightmare.
“It definitely did seem a little bit creepy at the beginning but now that I talked to him it’s less creepy and more awesome,” she told Reuters. She’ll still pay for her other expenses.
The two plan on doing charity work… seeing sites… falling in love…
No, wait. Not that. It’s totally not a love trip. It’s a platonic trip.
“This is totally as friends,” she said. “I have a pretty serious boyfriend. We’ve been together for a while. We’re planning on buying a house and we have a puppy, so I’m not really looking for anything at all.”
But while romance may not be on the cards, the story still has a happy ending: Axani has used this experience as an opportunity to create a charity called A Ticket Forward, which will provide travel funding for underprivileged people.