Idiot burglar throws brick at window but hits partner in the head, has to drag him away

Like something out of an old Laurel and Hardy film, these two bumblers are more like clowns than burglars. They attempt to break into a building by throwing bricks through the window. But when one of the inept idiots throws a brick, the other runs in front of it, getting whacked right in the head. He crumples to the ground, leaving the other with the grunt work of dragging him away. You couldn't stage this any better if you were working on a set. The only thing missing is a couple of bowler hats. Read the rest

Man who impersonated Kim Jong-un at Olympics kicked in the shin and detained

"The most feared weapon of any dictatorship is satire," says Howard, the Australian who impersonated Kim Jong-un waving a United Korea flag in front of North Korean cheerleaders at the Olympics yesterday. He was rewarded with a none-too-happy response.

According to the impersonator, his stunt got him a kick in the shin and angry shouting by North Korean "tough guys." He was then detained by South Korean police, for his own safety, and wasn't allowed to leave until after the game had finished.

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Watch: The story of a lonely tech-addicted Uber passenger told with a deck of cards and sleight of hand

Here's a story of an Internet-addicted Uber passenger looking for humanity, told with a deck of cards and slight of hand. It's also a clever ad for the kickstarter game Sin Rummy. Although Mark, who belongs to a monthly magic club, knows how the magic part of this is done, I found it captivating and baffling. Kickstarter ad or not, it's worth a watch. Read the rest

Tourists at Winter Olympics are enjoying Penis Park in their downtime

If you're at the Winter Olympics in South Korea and want a diversion from winter sports, why not head over to Penis Park, also known as Haesindang Park, which is only a one-hour hop, skip and a hump away. There you can tool around the much-larger-than-life penii, which work as wind-chimes, benches, statues, and even a penis-shaped cannon (but a sign warns that you may not mount this particular penis).

In case you're wondering why South Korea decided to dedicate a park to the male member, Buzzfeed explains:

Located on the beautiful coast of Sinnam, South Korea, the park is dedicated to the memory of a young virgin woman whose fisherman lover left her on rock while he caught fish at sea. Needless to say, a storm came and she died. Because who leaves their virgin girlfriend stranded on a rock?

Legend has it, after her death the villagers could no longer catch fish. So they did the only thing you can do when a virgin dies in a storm, and built giant wooden penises to appease her spirit. Strangely enough, the strategy worked, and the villagers were able to catch fish again. And so they continued to erect more carvings in her honor.

Although it's hard to beat the Olympics, for some a trip to Penis Park could well be the climax of their trip.

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Giant game of real-life pong, anyone?

Here is a prototype of a giant pong-inspired game called GRiD, by multimedia entertainment creators Moment Factory. But rather than facing a screen, you are facing humans, in a physically challenging real-world game.

According to engadget:

Moment Factory has created GRiD, a Pong variant that uses a LiDAR sensor (the same tech as in self-driving cars) to create an enormous, 40-by-60 foot playing field where the paddle only moves when you and a partner shuffle your feet together. You could get quite the workout if the teams are evenly matched, and that's before the game adds wrinkles like surprise acceleration or an extra ball.

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Watch: A man lights a sphere made of 42,000 matches and it's stunning

What started off as an experiment to see how many matches it would take to create a sphere ended up as a gorgeous video of what a 42,000-match sphere looks like when it burns. It took months and months to glue the matchsticks together, and only minutes to go from flames to black smoking ball. The fiery green sphere was shot from three different angles – watch them all, as each angle has its own dramatic beauty. Read the rest

University band pranks director by playing Mii Channel theme song instead of Bach

The Wind Symphony at Liberty University decided to prank their band director by playing the Mii Channel theme song instead of a Bach chorale. Fortunately, the band director has a great sense of humor. He immediately went to the flute section to check out the music they were playing, listens to the end, and then tells the band, "You're number one in my book!" followed by much laughter from the group of students. The music arrangement was written by band member Drew Harris, and it's quite good! Read the rest

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife Vanessa sent to hospital after she opened mail that contained white powder

A letter was sent to Donald Trump Jr., but his wife Vanessa got to it first. When she opened the envelope, she discovered unidentified white powder. She and two others in the apartment were sent to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center as a precaution, but they seem to be okay.

"There is no indication anyone suffered any injuries; the NYPD said the substance was deemed to be non-hazardous and was taken to a lab for further analysis," according to NBC.

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Watch excited rugby fans make impromptu crowd-surfing line for passersby

What better way to spend your Saturday than to join in the festivities of crowd surfing down a busy street? These French rugby fans look like they're having a blast as they pass along strangers who dive into their line. Edinburgh resident Mark Pentler posted this video on Twitter:

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Couple sells everything for adventure life on sailboat, and it sinks after two days

It's fun to fantasize about dropping out of the mainstream to live a life of nomadic travels and adventure. I oughtta know, having tried it myself when my family sold everything to move to the island of Rarotonga. And we learned quickly that fantasy and reality don't always mesh the way we imagine it will. After only five months my family returned to Los Angeles after many misadventures, some of which included chronic fungus infections, relentless lice, school bullying for our daughter who hadn't had that problem back home, and pneumonia that our infant contracted without up-to-date medical care available.

So I applaud those who attempt to break out, even if their adventure lasts for only a few months – or a mere two days, such as the case with a couple who had dreams of living on the high seas.

Tanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh were tired of living a 9-5 lifestyle, and decided to sell everything, buy a sailboat, and travel the world. Having no sailing experience didn't deter them (oops). The couple, in their 20s, spent two years planning their adventure, and Broadwell Ubered on the side to speed things up. Last April they bought a 28-foot sailboat, spent time and more money fixing it up, and finally set sail with their two-year-old pug last week from Anclote Key in Florida.

Welp, a two-day adventure is better than none, some might agree.

According to Tampa Bay Times:

It was about 8:45 p.m. when they sailed into a new port, navigating a channel they had never sailed before, in the dark, fog rolling in.

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Learn to 3D print your own sneakers in just a few minutes

This modern cobbler shows us how to make a smart pair of sneakers using a Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer, some fabric, and a few other household tools and materials. Definitely worth a try! Read the rest

Watch these adorable baby octopuses hatch

If you've never seen an octopus hatch, now is your chance. These cute baby Caribbean reef octopuses, the size of a pinky nail, were hatched at the Virginia Aquarium. The way they immediately darken to purple is a fun surprise.

According to The Verge:

The video, posted by the Virginia Aquarium, shows a baby Caribbean reef octopus (Octopus briareus) no bigger than a pinky nail hatching from a bundle of eggs. As for the color change, these octopuses are known to be masters of disguise. “It was going into an instant camouflage as soon as it came out of the egg,” says Julie Levans, senior curator at the aquarium. These octopuses use specialized muscles to open and close little sacs of pigment in their skin called chromatophores — and this little guy was probably responding to the black tabletop beneath its tank.

The baby octopus’s mom arrived at the aquarium about six months ago, and four months later, she laid between 100 and 200 eggs. Since this softball-sized species is solitary and also sometimes cannibalistic, this octopus lives alone at the aquarium. The eggs themselves weren’t surprising — female octopuses typically lay eggs. “What did catch us by surprise was the fact that they were fertilized,” Levans says.

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Live anchor eats "world's hottest chip," suffers tremendously and finally runs off set

The anchor on CBS Philly only has to eat one chip to complete the One Chip Challenge, and yet Paqui's Carolina Reaper Chip is too much for the poor fellow.

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Jeff Sessions to opioid users: "Sometimes you just need to take two Bufferin and go to bed"

Speaking to the Heritage Foundation last night in honor of Ronald Reagan's birthday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reckoned himself to be an expert on drug addiction and had some sage advice for opioid users: “Sometimes, you just need to take two Bufferin or something and go to bed.”

Other words of wisdom: “We think a lot of this is starting with marijuana or other drugs too.”

However, according to Think Progress:

New federally funded research, however, finds a link between the availability of medical marijuana and fewer opioid deaths. A RAND Corporation study published earlier this month showed “an approximately 20 percent decline in opioid overdose deaths associated with the passage of any state medical marijuana law.”

Image: Gage Skidmore / Flickr

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Woman who accused Trump of forcing her to kiss him is running for office

The #MeToo movement has had an impact on many in Hollywood, but maybe not so much in other arenas. Take Trump's arena, for example. Rachel Crooks, one of many who has accused Trump of sexual misconduct, says Donald Trump forcibly kissed her on the lips in 2005 near an elevator in Trump Tower.

Crooks had been working in the Tower and saw Trump passing her office every day, so she decided to introduce herself. "He gave me a kiss on each cheek, which was normal, but he held on to my hand and he continued to kiss my cheeks, over and over again...and then finally he kissed me on the lips," she told CNN (video below). When asked if it was unwanted and forcible, she said, "Definitely."

But, she says, when she came out publicly about the incident, it was pushed under the rug – her voice was never heard – and this is what has inspired her to run for office.

Crooks, age 35, filed petitions yesterday to run for Ohio’s state legislature.

According to TIME, her campaign is not actually about Trump, but about being a voice for Americans who are sick of politics as usual.

Crooks, one of a record number of first-time female candidates running for office in 2018, said she doesn’t want the allegations to define her campaign, which has the backing of the Ohio Democratic Party.

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Uh oh. Jennifer Lawrence takes over plane speaker to drum up Super Bowl cheer and nobody is impressed

In what looks like an impulsive move, actress Jennifer Lawrence thought it was okay on Sunday while on a Delta flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles to take charge of the plane's loudspeaker and cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles.

After announcing that no, this isn't the pilot, it's Jennifer Lawrence, she tries to get everyone to chant "Fly, Eagles, Fly? Fly, Eagles, fly! Fly, Eagles, fly!” but nobody (except a few passengers in the back) looks the least bit interested. Finally a flustered-looking flight attendant comes out saying "Ma'am!" before the video turns off. Read the rest

What happens when you shine world's strongest flashlight at world's brightest paint? Watch.

The unnamed host of this video takes a 32,000 lumen flashlight and points it at glow-in-the-dark Culture Hustle paint, which is supposedly the brightest paint in the world. I thought it would be bright, but wow, this is amazing. When the host refers to it as "the world's glowiest glow," he ain't kidding.

Here's the full video in case you want to hear his scientific explanation on how it all works:

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