Three Herding Dogs Demonstrate Their Skill By Leading Four Ducks Through A Hula Hoop, Under A Human Arch

June 18, 2019

This is a video of three very well trained herding dogs (Roy, Lass, and Celt -- each being guided by a different whistle) demonstrating they've got the right stuff by expertly leading four ducks first through a hula hoop, then under a girl doing a back bridge. Those are some good dogs (and ducks). For reference, one of my dogs almost immediately pooped in the house after I took them for a long walk, then dragged a blanket off the sofa to cover it up.

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It Happens: Pakistan Streams Press Conference On Facebook Live With Cat Filter Unknowingly Turned On

June 18, 2019

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These are a few screenshots captured by watchers of a recent PSI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) political party press conference that a volunteer of the organization accidentally streamed to Facebook Live with a cat filter turned on. *shrug* It happens. If anything, I'd argue video filters would make political press conferences more watchable, and certainly more accessible to today's youth. They love those filters. Hell, even adults do. I know because half my social media stream are videos of friends trying out all the new ones. It makes me sad. Mostly because I don't have the self confidence to post my own when I do it. "Awww, do you need a hug, GW?" Depends, how hard can you hug? "You remember the garbage compactor scene from the first Star Wars movie?" I'll be right over.

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Godzilla Returns To His Normal Life After Saving The City

June 18, 2019

This is a video from Youtube channel Shutter Authority imagining Godzilla shrinking himself and returning to his normal life after saving the city from a giant Pac-Man. He pretty much just does a bunch of normal, boring human stuff. Who knew we were so similar? I thought for sure the toilet was going to explode or something when he was going to the bathroom, but it didn't. I guess we're at least different in that regard. I also thought we were going to get to see Godzilla's girlfriend, but the note on the cake in the fridge said she'll be home late and he goes to bed before she ever arrives. Personally I would have stayed up for her, but I've also been considered the world's most romantic man and tenderest lover. "He told me his penis is radioactive and that's why he can't last that long." Honey! "What?" Stop, they'll get jealous.

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NASA Captures Photo Of Asteroid From Spacecraft Orbiting It From 0.4-Miles, The Closest Space Object Orbit Yet

June 18, 2019

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This is a shot from NASA's asteroid studying spacecraft OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) of asteroid Bennu, taken from orbit around the space rock. OSIRIUS-REx is scanning the asteroid for the best place to make contact and collect samples of the rock in the summer of 2020, then return to earth with said samples in Septemeber, 2023. Does it have a diamond core?! "No." Damn, let's blow it up with a laser anyways. OSIRIS-REx is currently circling Bennu in "the closest orbit that any spacecraft has ever achieved around another space object," at a distance of only 0.4-miles. For reference, that's 0.4-miles closer than I've ever gotten to a meaningful relationship or securing a car loan.

Thanks to Marcus O, who agrees we should at least blow up the next one.

Experimenting: Can A Battery Made From 1,000 Lemons Jump Start A Car?

June 18, 2019

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This is a video from the fun-loving Russians of Youtube channel Garage 54 experimenting to see if a battery constructed from 1,000 lemons can jump start a car. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER: despite the fakery at the very beginning of the video, no. I told them they should have used grapefruits! Apparently their lemon battery only produced about 1.5 milliamps, or about 1/66,666 of the 100 amps required. So, the next time you find yourself with a dead car battery and a thousand lemons, just make yourself a lemonade and start walking.

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Real Products That Exist: Paper Straws Printed With Realistic Looking Cigarettes

June 18, 2019

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These are the cigarette paper straws designed and sold by Amron Experimental. They're paper straws with a lit cigarette printed on one end. You can buy a 25-pack for $4 or a 300 pack for $15. They remind me of candy cigarettes. Also, what's up with that limited edition paper Pepsi cup -- is somebody collecting those? You know, I imagine there are more than a few bars in my area that would probably be interested in serving drinks with novelty cigarette paper straws. Granted not any bars I'd want to go to, but I'm sure they exist. At least they aren't killing sea turtles.

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Woman Downs A 1Kg (2.2-Pound) Jar Of Nutella In Under 4 Minutes With No Water

June 18, 2019

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This is a video of competitive eater Nela Zisser downing a 5,284 calorie 1kg 'Family Pack' of Nutella in 3 minutes and 56 seconds with no water. Man, she just pounds it giant spoonful after giant spoonful. For reference, I had two spoonfuls of peanut butter for breakfast this morning and thought I was going to choke to death. Which reminds me -- one time I bought a shrimp salad sandwich from a gas station but forgot to also buy a Nesquik to wash it down with and then when I was eating it in the car on the way home it kinda all got stuck in my throat like a solid mass and I felt like I couldn't breathe so I quickly pulled over and rolled my window down to puke but didn't get it all the way down in time and the car still smelled like a red tide when I sold it almost two years later because I think some shrimp actually got inside the door. My only wish is I could have seen what I looked like to someone driving by.

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Video Of A 21,600 Domino Cube Being Built, Destroyed

June 18, 2019

This is a timelapse video of the 'world record' [citation needed] Minecraft inspired 21,600 domino cube being built by Youtuber DominoJOJO, and the whole thing collapsing in a matter of seconds. I thought the internal structure of the cube was pretty impressive. Maybe not impressive enough to not get completely wrecked like the first little pig's straw house, but for pigs being so smart that one clearly wasn't wearing his thinking cap. Thank God for having at least one non-idiot brother. Isn't that right, Frank? "I wouldn't know anything about that." Wow, and on National Siblings Day too? "That was in April." Oh riiiiiiight, how could I forget the card you didn't send?

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