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(12/24/2020)

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in ‘Coming 2 America’ trailer
Amazon Studios has released the first trailer for “Coming 2 America” with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprising their famous roles from the classic 1988 comedy as they head back to Queens from their fictional African home country of Zamunda.

(12/24/2020)

Star Trek’s William Shatner Points Out Where Space Force Logo Is Actually Swiped From
Star Trek’s William Shatner pointed out where the Space Force logo was actually swiped from. Mark Hamill hit up Twitter to complain that the military outfit stole their logo and names from Marvel and Star Wars, but the Captain had to set things straight.

(12/24/2020)

UK company launches $30 bottled air range for homesick expats
Thanks to ever-changing Covid-19 travel restrictions, many people around the world have found themselves stranded far away from home this year.However, relocation website My Baggage has dreamed up a special gift for homesick residents that’s quite literally a breath of fresh air.

(12/23/2020)

Record Low Temperatures Threaten Year-Round Shorts-Guy Population
CHICAGO — Climatologists are blaming record-low temperatures for the steep decline in Year-Round Shorts-Guy populations, resulting in a massive shortage of exposed, hairy, mid-winter calves, according to a new study released today.

(12/23/2020)

What’s a yule log?
In a holiday season often defined by snowmen and sleigh rides, staying warm is important. Anyone who dreams of snow on Christmas morning knows that scarves, mittens and hot chocolate must never be far behind.

(12/23/2020)

Google’s new Blob Opera lets anyone create your own adorable musical cartoons
11:29 am Wed Dec 16, 2020 Introducing Blob Opera, an experiment I created for Google Arts & Culture: https://t.co/dfLnCXSR0R pic.twitter.

(12/23/2020)

Five hours of Darth Vader’s burning corpse will replace your Yule Log
You awake in a room that looks like your room, but it isn’t your room. Your automatic daily routine follows its well-trodden path, unobstructed, and yet this day is different.

(12/23/2020)

This Ear Was Made With Vincent Van Gogh’s DNA
What secrets have been whispered into this creepy, living copy of the most famous ear in art history? Vincent van Gogh’s ear is nearly as famous as his jaw-dropping Starry Night.

(12/23/2020)

Ralphie from ‘A Christmas Story’ could have been the first child in space. Then disaster struck.
The 1980s offer lessons on the perils of human space flight—lessons that are still relevant today.

(12/23/2020)

Dancers are in the middle of salsa class when police horses crash class & start to dance
While the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and wreak havoc on multiple nations, people are still doing their best to make sure they can do the things they love to do.

(12/22/2020)

‘My friend’s planning a tattoo in honour of my unborn baby – it’s freaking me out’
Tattoos are for life, so it’s important you choose what you want wisely.

(12/22/2020)

Kung Fu Masters in China Who Practice the Painful Looking Dying Tradition Known as ‘Iron Crotch’
Kung Fu masters in the Chinese province of Henan deliberately stand in front of a swinging log that’s capped with steel in order to take a blow to the crotch while using Qigong breathing practices to allay any pain.

(12/21/2020)

Happy And Awwdorable Red Pandas
Does one really need a reason for displaying a bunch of really, really, really cute red pandas? We think not.

(12/21/2020)

An Electromechanical Lithophone That Plays Individual Notes in the Round Performs ‘You Can Call Me Al’
During the 2016 Cheltenham Music Festival in England, audio researcher Jay Harrison set up his bespoke Electromechanical Lithophone to play a pitch perfect individual note rendition of the Paul Simon song, “You Can Call Me Al” and the ELO song “Mr. Blue Sky”.

(12/21/2020)

Roommate Passive Aggressively Washes Own Dishes
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Entrepreneur and stay-at-home roommate Eunice Gibbs begrudgingly washed the dishes this morning left from her dinner last Thursday after coming upon the scene exactly how she left it, sources close to the woman confirmed.

(12/20/2020)

Mom Wakes Up Adult Daughter Every Morning By Licking Her ‘Like A Puppy’
Marcia, 68, and her 21-year-old daughter Alena appeared on sMothered TLC sequence, where they disclosed more about their unusually close bond. Marcia claimed her daughter is ‘undoubtedly’ her best friend, which is pretty impressive.

(12/20/2020)

Alien Hunters Discover Mysterious Signal from Proxima Centauri
It’s never aliens, until it is. Today, news leaked in the British newspaper The Guardian of a mysterious signal coming from the closest star to our own, Proxima Centauri, a star too dim to see from Earth with the naked eye that is nevertheless a cosmic stone’s throw away at just 4.2 light-years.

(12/20/2020)

Behold, the McDonald’s Spam and Oreo Sandwich
Think of two completely random foods. Now imagine those foods as the base of a sandwich between two pieces of bread. No matter how wild you went, it’s still probably as bizarre as McDonald’s next sandwich entering its stores in China.

(12/20/2020)

21 Tiny Mistakes That Changed History
We all make little mistakes, and usually don’t think anything of them. After all, accidentally bumping your car door into the vehicle next to yours isn’t going to lead to World War III. Except it might.

(12/20/2020)

5 Things We Want From the New SCREAM Movie
With the very exciting news (via THR) that the upcoming Scream reboot will be helmed by Ready or Not directors Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, our brains have been working overtime thinking about what a fifth entry into the satirical slasher franchise could look like.

(12/20/2020)

Concerned Neighbor Hears Screams For Help, Calls The Police, Turns Out It Was A Talking Parrot
A family in Florida heard something alarming coming from their neighbor’s house: what sounded like a woman’s voice screaming for help. Fearing the worst, they called the police to investigate.

(12/20/2020)

DINOSAURS Is Coming to Disney+
Remember Dinosaurs? The deeply weird and equally charming sitcom about, well, dinosaurs aired on ABC from 1991-1994. The premise was as simple as this: a ’80s/’90s style family sitcom but make it dinosaurs.

(12/20/2020)

Company Hires Two ‘Office Kittens’ To Boost Morale, Documents How They ‘Work’ All Day
Some basic skills of an office employee include the ability to organize office supplies, answer phones, and work a computer – office kittens Debit and Credit have all of those skills – almost.

(12/20/2020)

Pythons Could Be on Restaurant Menus in Florida
Anyone interested in frying up a little python?? Well, if you live in Florida, you’re in luck. Turns out python may be the new chicken in the Sunshine State, because the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Dept.

(12/20/2020)

A small town in North Carolina is installing a cannon to get rid of vultures
A small town in North Carolina is planning to install a propane cannon on top of a high school in order to combat vultures that have been gathering in the area.

(12/20/2020)

She Said ‘YES’: Bodybuilder Marries Sex Doll After Dating Her For 18 Months
Marriages are made in heaven but the bride could come from a manufacturing unit in China or Eastern Ukraine if you like. Either way, one man seems to have found that the love of his life was actually his sex doll and that she is made of silicone was not really a concern.

(12/20/2020)

How the Iconic Will Farrell Holiday Film ‘Elf’ Was Made
Netflix UK & Ireland took a look at how the iconic Christmas film Elf was made in a short behind-the-scenes documentary. The crew spoke with the director of photography Greg Gardiner and other members of the film crew to learn how certain scenes were filmed.

(12/20/2020)

Beach Sculptures Made Out of Artfully Arranged Stones
Land artist Jon Foreman creates absolutely amazing beach sculptures out of geometrically and artfully arranged stones that form patterns that are incredibly pleasing to the eye. Foreman works can be predominantly found along the Pembrokeshire coastline in Wales.

(12/19/2020)

Saturday Morning Cartoons Are Coming Back in 2021
There is no doubt that this year has had most of us uttering the words “remember when”.

(12/19/2020)

Does Mrs. Claus Have a Life of Her Own?
Who are you, lady on the right? (Photo: Anssi Koskinen/Wikipedia) Here’s a trivia question for the festive season: What is the first name of Santa Claus’ wife?

(12/19/2020)

27 Pet Products On Amazon That’ll Help Solve Small But Everyday Problems
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(12/19/2020)

The 15 Quintessential SNL Holiday Sketches
Society’s Grinches love to debate about the exact apex of Saturday Night Live’s heyday and/or if the show is even funny anymore. But, those of us with the proper Christmas spirit know the one thing SNL consistently does well is its holiday sketches.

(12/18/2020)

Kentucky mail carrier encounters ax-wielding dog on his route
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT/Gray News) – A local mail carrier had an unusual encounter the other day. Tim Smith is a rural mail carrier in Williamsburg. Tim says he has seen some strange things over the years, but this one takes the cake:

(12/18/2020)

These Airbag Jeans Could Fashionably Protect Motorcyclists
Strapping on a leather suit can protect you from a nasty case of road rash should you wipe out on a motorcycle, but that’s about it.

(12/17/2020)

Weird gifts for people who are hard to buy gifts for
It can be tough finding gifts for some people (of gifts for yourself … it’s OK, I won’t tell). Here I’ve put together a few things that I’ve had a lot of pleasure from over the past few months, and if they appeal to me then there’s a good chance that one might appeal to you.

(12/17/2020)

Ultra-realistic face masks on sale, in Japan
Shuhei Okawara’s masks won’t protect you or others against the virus. But they will lend you the exact appearance of an unidentified Japanese adult whose features have been printed onto them. “Mask shops in Venice probably do not buy or sell faces.

(12/16/2020)

Did a Japanese Town Use Robotic ‘Monster’ Wolves To Scare Away Bears?
Robots in wolves’ clothing turned out to be a useful investment for a small Japanese town in late 2020. Amidst growing accounts of bear encounters and sightings around the northern island town of Takikawa in September, city officials deployed the “Monster Wolf” robot to tackle the problem.

(12/16/2020)

‘Fantasia,’ ‘Snow White,’ Betty Boop, Popeye and the First Golden Age of Animation
By the time Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” premiered at Manhattan’s Broadway Theater on Nov. 13, 1940, what had started out as an animated short to revive Mickey Mouse’s flagging career had become a feature-length extravaganza.

(12/15/2020)

Festive Season Superstitions
Christmas is a holiday steeped in superstition and folk belief.

(12/15/2020)

Dionne Warwick, Chance, Weeknd Helping Feed Hungry with Song Collab
Dionne Warwick’s musings on Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd are turning into tangible benefits — they’re getting together to help feed the hungry. Here’s the deal … Dionne and Chance are working together on an initiative to feed homeless people, after starting a friendship on Twitter.

(12/15/2020)

The Many Uses Of Outdoor Mannequins
Is there anything worse than blending in? Not to Mary Denslow. Growing up, the Salt Lake City resident dreamed of having a yard that was unique, one that reflected her personality and views on life. And, when she eventually bought her own house, that’s exactly what she’s created.

(12/15/2020)

Bizarre dinosaur had a mane of fur and rods on its shoulders
A newly identified species of dinosaur had some unusual features, including a long mane of fur down its back and stiff rod-like structures projecting from its shoulders. The dinosaur lived around 110 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.

(12/15/2020)

Man lip-syncs a song in time-lapse while letting his beard grow
Joaquin Baldwin made a time-lapse music video, lip syncing “Better Days” by @Radical Face over a period of 101 days as he let his beard grow.

(12/15/2020)

French judge rules ‘noisy’ frogs of Grignols must go
The French courts have had their final word: Grignols’ grenouilles (frogs) must go. The frogs of a Dordogne village have been served notice after a judge decided they make so much noise during the mating season that they are a nuisance to the neighbours.

(12/15/2020)

A Stunning LEGO Recreation of the Iconic Woodblock Print ‘The Great Wave Off Kanagawa’ by Hokusai
Japanese LEGO artist Jumpei Mitsui, who is the youngest LEGO Certified Professional in the world, used his immense talent to recreate the iconic woodblock print “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” by ukiyo-e artist Hokusai out of LEGO bricks.

(12/15/2020)

David Byrne Turns His Acclaimed Musical American Utopia into a Picture-Book for Grown-Ups, with Vivid Illustrations by Maira Kalman
Whatever your feelings about the sentimental, lighthearted 1960 Disney film Pollyanna, or the 1913 novel on which it’s based, it’s fair to say that history has pronounced its own judgment, turning the name Pollyanna into a slur against excessive optimism, an epithet reserved for adults who dis

(12/13/2020)

The New Mini Cooper With a New and Futuristic All-Electric Approach
Mini Cooper rolled out an all-electric version of the Cooper S last year. Now, they are working on electrifying something more extreme. The brand announced that they were developing an Electric John Cooper Works.

(12/13/2020)

Treasures Await Within Famous Ancient Shipwreck
Off the coast of Greece, near the tiny island of Antikythera, a 2,000-year-old shipwreck continues to offer up its bounty. When the wreck was discovered 117 years ago, divers recovered life-size bronze and marble statues and a mysterious clockwork device.

(12/12/2020)

Viking Village Film Set
Have you ever wanted to unleash your inner Viking? Well, one location in Iceland is allowing visitors just that opportunity.

(12/11/2020)

China Just Switched on Its ‘Artificial Sun’ Nuclear Fusion Reactor
China successfully powered up its “artificial sun” nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, state media reported Friday, marking a great advance in the country’s nuclear power research capabilities.

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