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This chicken’s body is all black, even the organs, meat, and bones!

Obama Administration Stalls Response To Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act

"Delay is putting lives at risk," said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin.<p>The Obama administration has delayed action in adjusting aid to Uganda in response to passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, even though an interagency review process put forward recommendations some weeks …

Ryland’s Story

(YouTube link)<p>Jeff and Hillary Whittington welcomed their first baby, a girl they named Ryland, in 2007. Within a year they learned Ryland was deaf, …

Adorable Preschooler Announces That He Wants to Grow Up to Be Batman During Graduation Speech

During his preschool graduation speech, adorable five-year-old Jathan Muhar announced to everyone in the crowd that he wanted to grow up to be …

Cute

‘We Are Dead Stars’, A Video About How Every Atom Inside Our Bodies Came From Stars

“We Are Dead Stars” is a video by The Atlantic in collaboration with SoundVision Productions’ The Really Big Questions featuring NASA astronomer Dr. …

Universe

Bodyscapes, Black Light Body Art by John Poppleton

“Bodyscapes” is a body art series by artist John Poppleton that uses fluorescent pigment to paint landscapes on female models. He then photographs …

Art

Willie and George Muse: The Men From Mars

Willie and George Muse were black albino brothers born in the 1890s in Virginia. They had an unusual look, but not nearly as unusual as what they …

Obama Administration Opens The Door To Medicare-Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery

Ruling from Health And Human Services review board changes the game for transgender healthcare in America, advocates say. Update: HHS says it "will carry out this independent board’s ruling."

Artist García de Marina Creates Clever Visual Puns With Arrangements of Everyday Objects

Spanish artist García de Marina arranges everyday objects into clever visual puns: a hairbrush becomes a barcode, a wine screw becomes a curl of …

Art

‘By Crom!’, An Autobiographical Webcomic Featuring Conan the Barbarian as a Spiritual Guide

<i>By Crom!</i> is an autobiographical webcomic by concept artist and illustrator Rachel Kahn featuring Conan the Barbarian as a spiritual guide. The …

Comics

Surreal Images Of Shelter Dogs Created To Help Them Find A New Home

Those caring individuals who run animal shelters know that finding new owners for their furry charges can be a daunting affair, and anything that can …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Lion, Tiger and Bear Share a Lair

This Lion, tiger and bear elicit more of an "Awww" than an "Oh my." These three are the only combination of these species to share an enclosure in …

An In-Depth Analysis Of ‘Zodiac’ The Film Vs The Real Zodiac Killer Case

A new book by Gary L. Stewart claims that his Father was the Zodiac killer. This happens every once in a while. Someone comes forward and says they know who it was and, oh yeah, they have a new book coming out. It’s the California version of the Jimmy Hoffa case, where I’m compelled to tune in to …

Hooligans Disrupt Russian LGBT Rights Event By Popping Pink Triangle Balloons

That's the worst attack that happened during this year's nation-wide protest marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.<p>"In principle, the action achieved its goal," said one of the organizers to media covering the event.

This Amazing Impromptu Three-Person Jam Session In Front Of A Grocery Story Is Taking Over The Internet

Think of any inspirational music quote you’ve ever heard and this impromptu jam session video will affirm it. There’s very little detail to be had at the moment about the parties involved, but the basics are a musician sitting in front of Kroger is playing his heart out to the point a person …

Boys Wear Skirts To School In France To Fight Sexism

"Lift the skirt" day was a pro-equality demonstration in Nantes, France, during which students of all genders were encouraged to wear skirts to school.

Today’s Nightmare Fuel Is Brought To You By This Hornets’ Nest With A Face

A Reddit user posted this horrifying photo of a hornets’ nest his father found in a shed he hadn’t gone into in a few years. The nest, which was thankfully abandoned because <i>that</i> would have been a whole other can of worms, had apparently fused itself to a wooden statue — creating this horror …

This Newspaper Sheriff’s Report Is The Ultimate First World Problem

It’s hard out there for a guy who wants to help a small animal but is afraid to, just in case “someone” happens to record his interaction with the potentially poisoned fuzzball, y’know? Also, it’s Alanis Morissette-level ironic that something SO 2014 was published in a newspaper.

The Most Romantic Texts Ever Sent To The Wrong Person

Now Donald Glover Has His Own #SixSeasonsAndAMovie ‘Community’ Parody Poster

<i>Community</i> set a very vocal slice of the Internet on fire earlier this week when its cast members tweeted out a series of fake movie posters inspired by the one for <i>The Social Network</i>. <i>Community</i> is in limbo, <i>Community</i> might not get picked up, #SixSeasonsAndAMovie, etc. You know the drill at this point, …

Defendant Thinks Murder Tattoo Might Hurt His Case

Jeffrey Chapman’s trial on murder charges begins Monday in Benton County, Kansas. The crime occurred in 2011, and at this late date, Chapman is …

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Talk About Love, Marriage and Romance In 1969 Interview Animated By PBS

The most recent episode of the PBS animated series Blank on Blank features John Lennon and Yoko Ono talking about love, marriage and romance in a …

Yoko Ono

An Energy Efficient Glow-In-The-Dark Highway

(Video Link)<p>Energy efficiency is a big part of “going green”, and delivering electricity to a long, lonely stretch of highway is not only a daunting …

Learning to Love Death: New Museum Takes a Walk on the Shadow Side

You may be familiar with the blog Morbid Anatomy, but now it’s much more than a blog. It has expanded into a library and a museum with a lecture …

The Father Son Happy Dance Proves Why You Should Have A Dance Routine Ready At All Times

The big screen at sporting events separates the men from the boys. It’s where some of you go to simply wave and laugh and be forgotten. For others, it is where they go to become <i>legends</i>. This clip contains … well, a man and a boy, but the statement stands.<p>Someone played Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ during the …

This Fascinating And Horrifying Emma Watson GIF Will Never Make Sense

A Canadian Dentist Is Planning On Raising His John Lennon Clone As His Son

Last year, we told you about the totally sane Canadian dentist who bought John Lennon’s teeth in an auction in order to “fully sequence [his] DNA” and make a clone. Well, Dr. Michael Zuk is still at it, and in between crazy-person meetings with A.J. Weberman, he’s planned out John Jr.’s entire life.<p>…

The Butterfly Orchid

Look at this gorgeous flower! Oh, you thought it was a butterfly? Well, that’s why the flower <i>wants</i> you to think. Or rather, it wants to attract …

Rare Oarfish Sighting

(YouTube link)<p>Members of Shedd Adventures trip to Baja, sponsored by the Shedd Aquarium, saw two live oarfish near the shore, and got some video …