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Snoop Is Back With Plizzanet Earth Episode 3, Baboons


This is a short video of Snoop Dogg hosting Plizzanet Earth episode 3, featuring a group of baboons tip-toeing their way across a pond. Also, this one seemed to have a lot more bleeped words than the past two episodes. Presumably because Snoop was revealing top-secret military codewords on late-night TV. "He was cussing." Snoop Dogg? Noooooooo, those were code-words. Trust me, I heard about something similar happening right before World War II.

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New Terrifying "4-D" Batman Roller Coaster At Six Flags


These are some renderings and a video of the new Batman: The Ride roller coaster opening at Six Flags Fiesta in Texas next year. It features two drops steeper than 90-degrees and six sections where your seat does 360-degree flips, independent of the tracks. You are going to puke so hard! Plus there's somebody sitting across from you so you might get to hit them. PROTIP: Load up on hotdogs before riding -- they come back up pretty painlessly. Popcorn and peanuts are a no-no.

The theme park described the ride as the "most exciting thrill ride" in its 22-year history.

"The Ride employs ultra-modern magnetic technology, which causes riders to flip head over heels with the feeling of pure weightlessness," the park said in a news release.

There's a video demo of what it's gonna be like to ride the coaster after the jump, which made me sick and it's not even in 3-D or anything. I dunno, maybe my roller coaster riding days are over. Besides, I find the shows at amusement parks way more interesting anyways. I'm lying, the day I can't ride a roller coaster and puke is the day I don't want to live anymore. I like to already be dry heaving by the time I'm pulling down the shoulder restraint.

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Rare All Black Chickens Even Have Black Meat, Bones


Because sometimes you want ALL dark meat, this are several shots of a rare Ayam Cemani Chicken of Indonesia. The birds are all black, every bit of them, except their blood. It kind of reminds me of Shadowmere from Skyrim. Man, I loved that horse. I might fire up the game tonight just so I can pet him. Ooooor ride him into battle against some giants. What? I need their toes to make health fortification potions!

Everything about it is black: plumage, beak, tongue, legs, toe nails, even its meat, bones, and organs! The only thing that is black is its blood - though it comes in a very dark shade.

They get their black coloring from a generic trait known as 'fibromelanosis'. I don't know why you'd want to eat something that's as black as a black hole, but don't ever make the mistake of slaughtering it for a quick snack, because one chicken costs around $2,500!

Good lord, $2,500 for a single chicken? I could get you a real-life Pheonix for that much. Plus Pheonixes are even better because they cook themselves. Just make sure to eat the whole bird quickly, because that f***er's gonna be pissed if it's time to rise from the ashes and you've already eaten a wing and thigh.

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Good To Know: What It Sounds Like To Jam Party Blowers Up Your Car's Exhaust Pipe


This is a video of what it sounds like to rev your car after jamming a bunch of party blowouts up the exhaust pipe. SPOILER: Like you just walked into a surprise party. Oh my God, everyone's here! My parents and my brother and sisters and their significant others -- and all my closest friends! I didn't even realize it was my birthday! Wait -- no cake? "Sit down, this is an intervention." AGAIN? F*** this, I'm outta here.

Keep going for the short video. Then tape a couple of those rotating plastic noise makers to your car antenna and turn your ride into a party on wheels!

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The Not-So-Dark Knight: Batman Symbol Chest Sunburn


This is a shot of some guy who looks suspiciously like my friend Paul (full disclosure: I have no friend named Paul) with a solid Batman symbol sunburn on his chest. I like how his nipples are included IN the bat part of the symbol, because I think they would have looked weird outside. Although it would have been even cooler if you made the bat-symbol so big they could have been eyeballs. *tapping head* I'm a thinker.

Thanks to carey, who told me she's tempted to do the same thing with a Supergirl symbol. Heck yeah, take me to the beach with you.

Wow, Who Knew Space Was So Comfy?: Galaxy Bedding


These are the Galaxy bedding sets digitally printed and sold by Etsy seller CBedroom. They run $148 - $228 depending on bed size, and they also take custom orders. I've actually been looking for a new duvet cover for a while now, and I think I may have just found the one...on the sidewalk in front of my apartment building. Finders keepers! I'm kidding, I want one of these. Plus they look like they'd be great at hiding stains. SEX stains. Kidding again, chocolate milk and fruit punch.

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Supermoney: Canada Minting More Superman Coins


Remember those Superman coins the Canadian Mint produced last year to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Superman not being Canadian? Well now they're back with four more, each celebrating a different iconic comic book cover. Are they going to have that one with the super buxom Mary Jane sitting in her apartment? No. You know why? "Because that was a Spider Man cover?" Oh, right. I was going to say because it's too sexy for a coin. You can't have kids out there masturbating to currency.

(Above) 2014 $10 FINE SILVER COIN -- ICONIC SUPERMAN(TM) DC COMICS BOOK COVERS: Action Comics #1 (1938) This coin recreates the DC Comics cover of Action Comics #1, which is arguably the most famous comic book of all time. In the scene, Superman foils the attempted abduction of Lois Lane by stopping the gangsters' green car, hoisting it high above his head and smashing the front of it against a rock. Brilliant color highlights Superman's iconic costume, as well as the now-damaged getaway car. With a world-wide mintage of only 10,000, this coin can be purchased for $69.95 CDN.

Hoho, a $10 coin for only $70. That's a steal! "You're an idiot." It's true, I'm not that smart, but I do know a good deal when I see one. That's why I always buy toilet paper in bulk. Guess how much I just paid for 48 double rolls. "$40?" Haha, that was a trick question -- I don't buy toilet paper, I use paper towels.

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles Patient Builds LEGO Tribute To The Hospital To Help Deal With Pain


This is 8-year old Dylan Prunty and the replica of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles he built out of LEGO bricks. Dylan builds things out of LEGO to help distract himself from the pain caused from a rare genetic disorder. PROTIP: Get those tissues handy.

Fittingly named "Honorary LEGO Master Builder" by the LEGO Group, Dylan was invited to LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, Calif. to spend a day engulfed in his favorite hobby and pick up a LEGO kit designed especially for him, courtesy of Make-a-Wish Foundation. The kit was a 4,000 piece model of Children's Hospital Los Angeles that features specific places in the hospital that hold distinctive meaning to Dylan and also houses one of his favorite doctors, Mimi Kim, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics at CHLA.

"I wanted to design Children's Hospital Los Angeles, because they saved my life and we live here," says Dylan. "I want to auction off the model and hope that it will make a lot of money for research at CHLA."

Dylan, who has not had any solid food in the past two years due to his digestive issues, has stayed at CHLA for as long as six months and when he is not inpatient, he makes daily visits to the outpatient towers. "He is usually in a lot of pain from kidney stones," says Dylan's mother, Kapka Prunty. "It takes three months to a year for someone to develop a kidney stone. Dylan makes them sometimes in minutes, hours, days. He can pass up to 100 kidney stones a day."

"It [LEGO Bricks] has helped distract from the pain. It's like, the best pain medicine," says Dylan.

Dylan also got to meet with Guardians of the Galaxy and LEGO Movie star Chris Pratt (video of them reciting lines from the LEGO movie after the jump). I really admire Dylan's positive attitude. I wasn't born with any rare genetic disorders and I have a hard time keeping my head up a lot of the time. Here's to you, Dylan. Feel better.

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