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Peppy Hare Would Be Proud: Fighter Pilot Pours And Drinks Water While Doing Barrel Rolls

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This is ‘Water vs Gravity’, a video of YouTuber and fighter pilot Linkerius demonstrating his ability to pour and drink water out of a cup while doing barrel rolls in a jet. I mean, impressive, sure, but wouldn’t it have been easier to just pack a Capri-Sun? We’ve sent humans to the moon, man, you don’t have to drink out of a regular cup in your fighter jet.

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Source: Peppy Hare Would Be Proud: Fighter Pilot Pours And Drinks Water While Doing Barrel Rolls

The Evolutionary History Of Pokemon, As A Tree Of Life

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Note: Much larger version HERE, but save the image to see it in full-res.

This is the Pokemon Tree Of Life V4.0, which includes all species of pocket monster through the seventh generation. I learned a lot by studying it. Mostly, that it looks like a weed and there are a lot of Pokemon. I’ve very astute. I even used to work for Sherlock Homes. “You mean Holmes?” No I do not. Sherlock Homes, Oklahoma’s largest new & used mobile home dealer.

Thanks to Cyndi M, who wants to know which came first, the pocket or the monster.
Source: The Evolutionary History Of Pokemon, As A Tree Of Life

Two Year Old Mistakes Batman Statue For Her Dad

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This is a short video of Youtuber Emills01’s 2-year old daughter (technically 22-month old daughter but I don’t like counting in months unless I’m counting down to my birthday or Christmas) mistaking a Batman statue at the mall for her “dada,” and trying to get his attention. So, if you were ever wondering the secret identity of Batman, it’s this girl’s father.

“Dada” here.

I’ve never dressed up as Batman. I don’t even have Batman stuff around the house.

The only thing I can think of is the huge muscles that resemble mine.

Man, that has got to be one of the laziest coverups I’ve ever heard. “I don’t even have Batman stuff around the house.” Well of course you don’t, BECAUSE IT’S ALL IN THE BATCAVE. Don’t worry though, Batman, your secret’s safe with me. *immediately calls Joker asking for a reward*

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String Wizard: The 2017 World Yoyo Champion's Winning Routine

This is a video of 2017 World Yoyo Champion Shu Takada’s winning routine. It is most impressive. Yoyos can actually come back to you?! That’s news to me. “You’re an idiot.” That is not news to me. Half the tricks this guy performs border on sorcery, and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn he’s wearing an Amulet Of Return around his neck. “What the hell are you talking about?” Tsk tsk — sounds like somebody’s been skipping their magic artifact class this semester. I’m telling Professor Snape. “Snape’s dead.” I’m only on book three!

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Source: String Wizard: The 2017 World Yoyo Champion's Winning Routine

So That's What That Looks Like: Getting A System Error In Augmented Reality

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This is a short Twitter video of iOS developer Henry Everett getting a stream of system errors while tooling around with Apple’s ARKit augmented reality framework. It reminds me of the animation from when when you used to win a game of Windows solitaire. I was always more of a Freecell guy myself. “Fascinating.” Wait till I tell you what I had for lunch today! “What did you have for lunch today?” Nothing, I spent the whole time on the phone trying to dispute a credit card charge. “You really are the most interesting man in the world.” If not galaxy!

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Source: So That's What That Looks Like: Getting A System Error In Augmented Reality

Star Trek The Original Series Road Trip Sunshade

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This is the Star Trek TOS Road Trip Sunshade featuring Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scotty, presumably heading to Vegas to bet the Enterprise on a hand of blackjack. Man, I remember the first time I bet my spaceship on a game of cards. “How’d that work out for you?” I lost it and now I’m stuck here on earth. “That’s depressing.” Plus the alien I lost it to ate my crew.

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Near Death Experiences: First Person POV Of Motorcyclist Surviving 250-Foot Fall Down Cliff

This is a video news report about motorcyclist Matthew Murray, who accidentally drove his cycle off a 250-foot cliff in the Santa Monica mountains after hitting a road’s gravel shoulder at 40MPH and being unable to stop. Clearly, Matthew had an angel looking out for him that day. Me? I have an angel looking out for me EVERY day. “Yeah, that’s definitely a winged succubus.” She is always waving her bare tits around.

Shockingly, Murray was able to get up and walk away from where he landed, but wasn’t able to get to his bike to call 911 from his phone. He instead had to climb back up the hill and flag down a passing car to contact emergency personnel for him. Despite being able to walk, Murray still suffered a broken back, collarbone, hip, pelvis, and has two punctured lungs which will require at least a couple of months to recover.

He’s definitely lucky to be alive. You know what I would have done if I drove my motorcycle off a cliff? “Transformed into an eagle and flown away?” Exactly. But that’s just me and I was granted the gift of shapeshifting by a wizard who I helped out of a bind once. “But if you can turn into an eagle and fly, why ride a motorcycle in the first place?” Cause I’m a bad boy! “No seriously.” I just never thought of it.

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Source: Near Death Experiences: First Person POV Of Motorcyclist Surviving 250-Foot Fall Down Cliff

Another Day, Another Lost Wedding Ring Found With A Carrot Growing Through It

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This is a shot of 84-year old Mary Grams’ diamond wedding ring, which she lost while weeding her Alberta, Canada garden back in 2004 and covered it up by buying a similar ring and wearing it ever since. Thirteen years later and her daughter-in-law pulls it out of the ground attached to a vegetable, adding an additional full carat to the diamond’s total weight (Wocka wocka wocka!). How about that? (Previously: the same thing happening to an 82-year old man in Germany) So class — what’s the lesson we learned here today? “Always take your jewelry off before working in the garden.” Oh that’s good — that’s REALLY good. I was going to say only grow potatoes, but I like yours even better. Only slightly though, just for the record.

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Source: Another Day, Another Lost Wedding Ring Found With A Carrot Growing Through It

Japanese Toy Designer Builds His Cats A Cardboard Mecha Kitty Condo

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These are a couple shots and a short video of the cardboard mecha kitty condo that Japanese toy designer Kuramochi Kyoryu built for his cats. Admittedly, that looks like a pretty fun place to play. You know where my cats like to play? In my bedroom closet. I’m not entirely sure what they do in there, but they make a hell of a lot of noise doing it. I suspect they’re trying to claw a hole through the wall to get into the pantry where I keep all the Fancy Feast, oblivious to the fact my closet doesn’t even share a wall with the pantry. Dumb cats! “They tricked you into feeding them twice this morning.” They’re little geniuses.

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Source: Japanese Toy Designer Builds His Cats A Cardboard Mecha Kitty Condo

Freaky Deaky Marine Animal Whose Entire Head Is A Giant Expanding Mouth

This is a video of a species of predatory nudibranch sea slug (Melibe leonina) repeatedly showing off its giant mouth in the search for food. It kind of reminded me of someone trying to stretch their scrotum over the bright end of a flashlight. “Um, what?” I was a biology major in college. “You said you were a marketing major.” I was, my biology major was entirely extracurricular. “I don’t even want to know.” You absolutely don’t, believe me.

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Source: Freaky Deaky Marine Animal Whose Entire Head Is A Giant Expanding Mouth