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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Tiny piglet in little dress just wants to hug kitten



There is no love like interspecies love.

In this video, a little piglet in a 19th century prairie dress (?), appears to have fallen in love. But just because she’s a piglet doesn’t mean she’s necessarily in love with another piglet. This piglet is a revolutionary. She crosses rigid cultural boundaries, busts exhausted social norms, and stretches her mighty little snout out so she can … hug a kitten.

The piglet had recently been rescued from a slaughterhouse, according to the YouTube caption.

More about Animals, Watercooler, Videos, Pigs, and Watercooler Viral Video

When people confess their secret foods, things get real very quickly



You aren’t fooling anyone. You might order tasting menus at a Michelin-starred restaurant, offer to split nachos at the cantina and stick to stone crabs when it’s the right season in Florida, but there is another side to all food lovers

A darker side. A secret-food side

The side that piles canned mussels onto bagels loaded with cream cheese for a solo breakfast while watching reruns of Gilligan’s Island

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The side that secretly dunks breadsticks into icy Coca-Cola when your friend is late for dinner and you have a few precious moments alone.

More about Video, Lifestyle, Health Fitness, Food, and Youtube Video Lead Template

How 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate' compares to the real dangers of London in 1868



In many ways, Victorian England was the birthplace of the modern criminal. As the Industrial Revolution chugged on, workers flocked to England’s growing cities, living in slums and working for paltry wages. Faced with dangerous working conditions and struggling to feed hungry families, many Victorians turned to crime to make ends meet, instead. Gangs ruled the streets. Prisons overflowed

Victorian London might not have been very nice place to live, but it makes a great setting for a video game.

SEE ALSO: 1790s Paris reborn through research in ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’

“London was the first city to experience suburbanization, and one of the first cities to change because of the impacts of the Industrial Revolution,” says Jean-Vincent Roy, Ubisoft Quebec’s resident historian. “To us, this made the city exceedingly interesting to explore and represent in an Assassin’s Creed game.” Read more…

More about Entertainment, Gaming, History, and Assassin Creed Syndicate


These gloriously adorable shelter pets found new lives as viral YouTube and Instagram stars



Do you know Bento?

The plump yellow tabby is a “globally recognized pianist” these days – stage name: Keyboard Cat — but he was a destitute and homeless shelter kitty before he was an Internet star.

That origin story comes via a new ad campaign that shows off some famous furry faces that got a new lease on life – and a chance at digital stardom – after being rescued. Four short videos starring the pets and their smitten owners aim to inspire pet adoptions across the country. And like any good behind-the-scenes peeks, they give some insight into their four-legged stars’ psyches and foibles

Joining Keyboard Cat, who’s amassed 8 million-plus YouTube views, are Hamilton Pug, also known as the life of the party, and fashion-forward Toast, the tongue-wagging King Charles spaniel and centerpiece of Instagram hit Toast Meets World Read more…

More about Advertising, Business, Keyboard Cat, Videos, and Psas

Fire-resistant bags are the latest hoverboard accessory



After fires, explosions, recalls and bans, it seems like owning a hoverboard is just testing fate. If you must, at least take some precautions.

Aiming to give hoverboard-owners a little more peace of mind, an Australian company has built the Hovervault, a product it’s marketing as a fire-resistant bag that will prevent a malfunctioning hoverboard from burning your house down. Designed to allow users to charge their hoverboard in the bag, as well as transport it, it claims to add an extra level of protection.

Hovervault’s James Stewart told Mashable Australia he was inspired to make the bag after using similar products when transporting his own hobby drones. He purchased speciality-fibreglass pouches, known as Lipo bags, after discovering many drones have lithium polymer batteries that are known to be unstable. “[The bags] basically suffocate a fire and stop it from becoming a raging inferno,” he said. Read more…

More about Australia, Tech, Dev Design, Gadgets, and Hoverboard

Overloaded tricycle zipping through Shanghai will have you biting your nails



If you have ever felt like a pack mule, you’ve got nothing on this Chinese tricyclist.

The tricyclist was spotted with a heavy load of boxes on the streets of Shanghai, China, looking more like a circus act than a typical delivery driver.

Heavy tricycle loads are nothing new in Asia. Over the summer, a woman in China was spotted with up to 200 boxes piled onto her motorized trike, propelling her into viral fame.

More about Video, Asia, Watercooler, Videos, and Viral Video Template

A terrible 'Baywatch' cameo brought Bryan Cranston to tears



This is the face of shame

During Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, E! News reminded Bryan Cranston of a simpler time, when he was just a rabble rouser on the beaches of Baywatch

Cranston was so embarrassed by his cameo from 1989 he was brought to laugh-tears

Here’s the Baywatch clip that E! unearthed:

“Wow,” Cranston said. “I don’t understand how that could have been overlooked for the Emmys or the SAG awards. It brings a tear to my eye every time. My goodness.”

Apparently, shooting the scene wasn’t Cranston’s greatest experience either Read more…

More about Tv, Watercooler, Videos, Sag Awards, and Bryan Cranston

Michael Keaton dedicates SAG award to people of Flint, Michigan



Spotlight took home the Best Ensemble Cast SAG award, and the cast, including Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and John Slattery accepted the award.

Keaton discussed how the film, about a team of journalists uncovering the horrific truths of the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal, should be a lesson to people everywhere that they cannot be passive witnesses to tragedy.

“This is not only for the survivors of this horrific situation,” Keaton said. “But for me personally, this is really for the disenfranchised everywhere. This is for every Flint, Michigan in the world. This is for the powerless. This is for the powerful who take advantage of the powerless.” Read more…

More about Spotlight, Film, Watercooler, Videos, and Sag Awards

Relive every Best Picture winner ever with this supercut



If you’re a movie buff you probably know you can marathon all the 2016 Best Picture nominees, but now, thanks to this informative compilation, you can marathon every Best Picture winner ever.

Youtube user Burger Fiction compiled clips from every film to ever get the nod from the Academy, dating all the way back to 1927.

More notable compilations from Burger Fiction include a movie phone call supercut , and every Jason Stathom punch ever.

More about Oscars, Best Picture, Watercooler, and Viral Video Template


In powerful SAGs acceptance speech, Viola Davis says actors don't have to be likable



Viola Davis DGAF if you don’t like Annalise Keating

Davis won a SAG Award for Best Actress in a Drama on Saturday night for her role as Keating in How to Get Away With Murder. And upon winning, Davis told viewers that actors don’t always have to be heroes or mentors

“My job as an actor is just to create a human being…flawed, messy, maybe not always likable, maybe not cute,” she said

Davis is no stranger to stirring acceptance speeches. She made waves last fall when she accepted her Emmy with a speech dedicated to fellow actresses and women of color. Read more…

More about Entertainment, Tv, Videos, Watercooler, and Sag Awards

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