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laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 18:34

Overjoyed Schnauzer Passes Out While Excitedly Greeting His Human for First Time in 2 Years



In this incredibly heartwarming video posted by Rebecca Ehalt, an overjoyed schnauzer named Casey gets so excited that he passes out while greeting his human for the first time in two years. Casey’s human had been working and living abroad in Bled, Slovenia before coming home to Murrysville, Pennsylvania for a visit. Not to worry however, according to the family, Casey was checked out by a veterinarian and is doing fine.

via 22 Words

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 18:34

Artist Messages 50 Facebook Users with Paintings of Them As Sloths



Paintings of Facebook Users as Sloths

British artist Hector Janse van Rensburg recently sent 50 random Facebook users paintings of their profile photos in which the users had been replaced with sloths. Van Rensburg has made a name for himself, under the moniker Shitty Watercolour, for his quick paintings of Reddit threads.

Paintings of Facebook Users as Sloths

Paintings of Facebook Users as Sloths

Paintings of Facebook Users as Sloths

Paintings of Facebook Users as Sloths

images via Hector Janse van Rensburg

via reddit, Bored Panda

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 18:04

Conan O’Brien Shows Off the Office Robots That Help Make the Show on ‘Conan’



Host Conan O’Brien showcased the office robots that help make his show in a sketch on a recent episode of Conan. The sketch is specifically poking fun at the recent news that Apple may use some robots to help construct the iPhone 6.

Apple thinks its plan to use robots to build the iPhone 6 is cutting-edge, but Conan’s office is already robot-powered.

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 17:34

Host John Oliver Tackles Nuclear Weapons on ‘Last Week Tonight’



Host John Oliver tackled nuclear weapons on a recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Specifically, Oliver called out Americans for being woefully uninformed on the state of their country’s nuclear armament.

America has over 4,800 nuclear weapons, and we don’t take terrific care of them.
It’s terrifying, basically.

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 17:04

Adorable Chinchilla Nibbles Happily on a Piece of Dried Apple



A very fluffy little chinchilla named Pusch nibbles very happily on a piece of dried apple while listening to “Hold Me” by Farid Mammadov in this adorable video posted by dingoskmv.

Here’s another video of Pusch, this time being adorable in his first dust bath.

via Daily Picks and Flicks

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 16:34

A Life-Size Replica of the Iconic Pink Teddy Bear From AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’



Breaking Bad 18in Teddy Bear

ThinkGeek has released a life-size replica of the iconic pink teddy bear from AMC’s popular television series Breaking Bad. The teddy bear, which is available to purchase online, made its most memorable appearance on the second season of the show when it fell out of a downed 737 plane, landed in Walter White‘s swimming pool, and lost its eye.

The pink teddy bear. So innocent and also so aptly representative of that plunge from innocence that Walter White takes. It’s the perfect iconic prop from Breaking Bad. Fans will immediately know what it is. Non-fans will wonder what the heck you did to your poor teddy bear and make a mental note never to give you plush as a gift.

Breaking Bad 18in Teddy Bear

images via ThinkGeek

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 16:04

‘Threading the RCA Projector’, A 1950s Instructional Film Demonstrating the Proper Operation of a 16



YouTube archivists WDTVLIVE42 have unearthed “Threading the RCA Projector”, a 1950s instructional film showing viewers the proper way to operate a 16mm projector. The film, which was was produced by the State University of Iowa, is “one in a series on the use of audio visual equipment.”

To rewind the film after a showing, bring the end of the film to the feed reel and attach it. Wind counter-clockwise a few turns to take up the slack. Turn the rewind lever to rewind. Turn on the projector switch and let the projector run until the film is rewound.

via Weird Universe, Boing Boing

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 15:34

A Funny and 100% Real Live-Action ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Movie Trailer by Mega64



Mega64 has created a funny and “100% real” live-action Dragon Ball Z movie trailer that is “no joke.” The group was asked by FUNimation to make a special trailer that would help promote their release of the upcoming anime film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, which hits select theaters on August 5th, 2014. The guys at Mega64 gladly accepted the challenge and funding from FUNimation, but did something totally off-track from what the production company wanted.

via Kotaku

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 15:34

‘Marilyn Myller’, A Stop-Motion Animated Short About the Frustrations of Stop-Motion Animation



“Marilyn Myller” is a stop-motion animated short by British artist Mikey Please that stars comedian Josie Long as the titular protagonist who experiences some extreme frustration while attempting to create animation of her own.

A year in the making, the full six minute stopmotion short features the voice of Josie Long, one zillion hand carved tiny things, literally tens of carved foam puppets, two eye fulls of in-camera, long-exposure light trickery and a pair of tiny dolphins, smooching.

The team behind the short has also created a time-lapse video of some of that creation process.

via Colossal

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 15:34

A Drone’s Eye View of the Buildings and Artwork of Downtown Los Angeles



Los Angeles photographer Ian Wood flew a quadcopter outfitted with a GoPro through Downtown Los Angeles to find some beauty in the more visually stunning buildings and artworks of the area, including the Arts District and Chinatown.

Above the grit and noise of the street, downtown Los Angeles quietly provides some of the most amazing visual detail in its buildings and public art works. This is a selection of those buildings and public arts filmed across some 50 different locations in the immediate downtown area and the arts district. There are many many more locations that are not included and are equally if not more impressive.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 15:34

The Bottle Boys Perform the Turkish Song ‘Simarik’ Live at a Bazaar in Istanbul Using Bottles as Ins



The five Denmark-based members of The Bottle Boys recently performed a cover of the Turkish song “Simarik” by Tarkan live at a crowded bazaar in Istanbul using bottles as instruments. We’ve previously written about The Bottle Boys and their impressive covers of famous songs.

This time we are taking you to the beautiful city of Istanbul, where we just performed at a big festival. The morning after the concert we decided to make a really special video in a big bazaar, because of the great atmosphere. We wanted to play the Turkish song Simarik (which also has been translated to english at some point – here the song was named Kiss Kiss), because of its cool groove and because it allowed us to experiment even more with bending the bottles.

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 15:04

Video of World Record-Breaking 804 Handclaps in One Minute



Chicago singer-songwriter Bryan Bednarek captures the world record for most handclaps in a single minute with 804 — beating the 802 that he achieved last year — in a video posted by musician Rob Scallon. Bednarek has also detailed the extremely specific guidelines set by the Guinness Book for officially recognizing the record attempt.

A ‘clap’ is confined to noises made by an individual’s two palms meeting. At least two qualified and experienced sound engineers, preferably from a university or studio dealing with recording, should be in attendance and monitor the attempt, and take responsibility for determining the number of claps. Two experienced timekeepers (e.g. from a local athletics club) must time the attempt with stopwatches accurate to 0.01 seconds.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 14:34

A Giant Spirograph That Measures Eight Feet Across and Writes on the Sidewalk in Chalk




Nathan of the craft website HaHa Bird built a giant version of the perennial favorite children’s drawing toy Spirograph made out of wood that measures eight feet across and creates familiar geometric patterns on the sidewalk in chalk.

The idea for this project came about at a craft show in December when a friend of mine had a little trouble with a laser-cut Spirograph we found. I teased her about her apparent lack of fine motor skills, then had the idea to make a Spirograph that only required gross motor skills. How big could I make a Spirograph?





images via HaHa Bird

via reddit

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 14:34

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′, Katniss Aims to Unite and Fight in the Third Installment of



Lionsgate released the first teaser trailer and poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the first of two films directed by Francis Lawrence based on the novel Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. The third installment of the film series follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she attempts to unite the districts and fight to save Peeta Mellark as well as the nation. The film is scheduled to release in United States theaters on November 21st, 2014.

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One

image via The Hunger Games

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 14:34

Don’t Fly Drones Here, A Crowdsourced Map of Local Drone No-Fly Zones in the United States and Canad



Drone Map

Don’t Fly Drones Here by open-source mapping tool MapBox highlights off-limit zones for UAV owners in the United States and Canada based on local regulations — including locations with major airports, military bases, and national parks. The map’s creators are seeking submissions for additional off-limits areas.

image via MapBox

via Wired

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 14:04

A World Record Attempt to Topple 2,000 Extremely Small Mini Dominoes in Germany



Sinners Domino Entertainment has uploaded a video featuring a pair of domino enthusiasts in Büdingen, Germany attempting to capture a new world record on the set of the CBBC show Officially Amazing in July 2013 by toppling 2,000 mini dominoes. Mini dominoes are roughly 1/100th the size of their full-size counterparts. The current record defined by the Guinness Book is 1,114, set by a group in the Netherlands in 2008.

via The Awesomer

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 13:34

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’, A Final Stand in Middle-Earth & End to Peter Jackson’s



Warner Bros. has released the first teaser trailer and poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final part in The Hobbit film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. The third film will bring an epic final stand in Middle-earth and an ending to Jackson’s movie trilogy. The different races must choose whether to stand together or divide in their fight against the oncoming legions of evil. The film is scheduled to release in the United States on December 17th, 2014.

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf (read more)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

image via The Hobbit

laughsquidfeen July 29 2014, 13:34

Teens React to the ‘Goat Simulator’ Video Game



In the first episode of their Teens React: Gaming series, Benny and Rafi Fine of The Fine Brothers present a group of teenagers with the Goat Simulator video game. The video is the first on The Fine Brothers’ new REACT channel.

Teens react and play the viral success Goat Simulator! The Teens had no idea what they were in store for.

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