Monthly Archives: August 2016

Baby bat in a blanket can't drink banana smoothie fast enough



Bats can be adorable, y’know, but some people remain to be convinced.

Well check out this cute little juvenile Flying Fox. It’s basically a small dog, with wings. It’s enjoying a banana smoothie, in this video uploaded to YouTube by a bat rescue group called Batzilla the Bat Saturday.

“Banana smoothie is always readily accepted and it usually doesn’t take long to put on some weight and move them to the flight aviary to recuperate with our other batties in care,” said a spokesperson on the group’s Facebook post

Isn’t it just the sweetest widdle thing?

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Watch what it might be like living with a climate change denier



Being that this is the internet, you’ve no doubt spotted comments lurking on social media that shout “CLIMATE CHANGE IS A FRAUD” and so-on. Or watch politicians on claim NASA has manipulated temperature data for the last couple of decades, on national television.

But can you imagine *living* with a climate change denier?

Fortunately, the folks from Australian comedy group Collective Noun have imagined it as an amusing, rather than frustrating encounter, from the denial of burnt toast to an over-filled tea cup. 

Deny everything!

More about Videos, Video, Australia, and Watercooler

Kim Dotcom’s extradition appeal has started and is being live-streamed



 More than four years later, Kim Dotcom’s legal battles (at least in New Zealand) may be close to an end. His final appeal to avoid extradition to face charges in the U.S started yesterday in Auckland’s High Court, and is expected to last six weeks.  And, in a first for any case in New Zealand (and in typical Kim Dotcom fashion), the appeal is being live-streamed. All of the… Read More

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Watch a watermelon bounce from huge drop, thanks to spray-on stuff



Ever wondered how to ensure a watermelon doesn’t break into a million pieces while dropping it from a tower that’s 45 metres (147 feet) high? This might be the solution for you.

The good people from experiment-loving, Australian YouTube group How Ridiculous have put together a video in which they coat a watermelon with the super-strong protective spray called Line-X, to see if it would be able to survive after a big fall.

It does. It even bounces like a bouncy ball! But the inside of the fruit tells a different story.

More about Videos, Watercooler, Video, and Australia

AT&T's new distracted driving ad has an incredibly sad, eerie plot twist



For a full three minutes, AT&T’s latest PSA-style ad lets you think it might be the one distracted driving message that doesn’t end in tragedy.

A cheerful father dutifully ignores his buzzing phone as he drives three laughing young girls to the pool — each vibration ratcheting up the underlying suspense.

Then along comes an apparition of a cryptic little boy to dash any hopes of a drama-free drive with a do-gooder dad.

After some idle small talk, the kid asks the dad if he wants to check his phone, but the dad says he’d never do so with a kid in the car.  Read more…

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Instacart’s app has changed grocery stores for good



Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand. TechCrunch got an aisle-side view of how the company’s people and technology come together on location at CostCo in San Francisco. And one thing’s clear, the San Francisco startup has changed grocery stores for good. According to the company’s Chief of Operations… Read More

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PewDiePie explains ISIS tweet that got him temporarily kicked off Twitter



LOS ANGELES — Tweeting a joke about the Islamic State (ISIS) is never a good idea, especially if you’re famous.

Twitter briefly suspended YouTuber PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg)’s account on Wednesday after he posted that he and JackSepticEye (Seán William McLoughlin) had joined the terrorist organization. 

The social media website saw PewDiePie’s tweet, coupled with a more graphic profile picture (which has since been changed) and wanted to make sure his account had not been hacked, a source familiar with the situation told Mashable

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Toddler has morbidly funny solution to classic ethics dilemma



Need an age-old ethical question answered? Please ask this toddler, who was recently presented with the classic trolley problem.

The trolly problem posits this: if a runaway trolley is about to run into five people trapped on the tracks, but can be rerouted to a track with only one person trapped on it, should you reroute it? Or let the trolley take its course?

It’s a complicated scenario (obviously), but the kid, 2, just decides to put all six humans on one track and let his toy train crush them all.

Duh, guys. It’s so obvious: You can’t have any witnesses.

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