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Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Comedy

11 Easy Tips to Teach Your Kids Time Management Skills

Hurry up. Do you know what time it is? Let's go. What's taking you so long? Do you sometimes feel like you're raising a bunch of dawdlers with no …

Kids

Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

Kids

If You Say This During An Apology, You're Doing It Wrong

A genuine, heartfelt apology is a powerful step toward mending hurt feelings and finding a resolution. A half-assed apology, on the other hand, can be worse than none at all.<p>The difference between a sincere apology and cheap one has a lot to do with how it’s phrased. Word to the wise: If you say …

Positive Thinking

Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

It sports a green mohican, fleshy finger-like growths under its chin and can breathe through its genitals.<p>The Mary river turtle is one of the most striking creatures on the planet, and it is also one of the most endangered.<p>The 40cm long turtle, which is only found on the Mary river in Queensland, …

Zoology

How to Raise Grateful Kids in an Era of Thankless People

On a Saturday afternoon, you take your three kids to a movie they’ve wanted to see, then to their favorite hamburger spot for dinner, followed by ice …

Happiness

CBBC Buzz: New Social App For Under 13s Aims To Allow Kids To Interact Safely Online

Most social media apps require kids to be 13 and older.<p>A new social community app has launched for children aged under 13, which hopes to take their …

Apps

Inside a Soulful NYC Home With a Knockout Art Collection

In this Manhattan apartment, a monochromatic palette sets the ultimate canvas.<p>For many, the West Village is a prime spot for people-watching. But for …

People Watching

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Geology

Trump’s 2020 Census Citizenship Question Challenged In Court: 17 States, Cities Sue Commerce Department

A proposed question on the 2020 Census form that will ask respondents if they are U.S. citizens is at the heart of a lawsuit which now includes 17 …

Immigration

14 Jokes for Kids That Will Actually Make You Laugh

These jokes, appropriate for kiddos aged 7-10, are sure to get grown-ups to truly LOL.<p>No matter how old they are, kids are often naturally hilarious and often truly love being told and telling jokes, particularly of the question-and-answer variety. But as much as you may want to foster their love …

Jokes

The Best Obstacle Course Games & Races For Kids

Zip-lines, cargo nets, and other equipment to build an obstacle course for your kids.<p>By<p>Mar 28 2018, 2:50 PM<p>Once reserved to boot camp and PE class, …

Kids

First-Ever Footage of Anglerfish Mating Is as Horrifying as You'd Imagine

Deep sea anglerfish look like some kind of tragic holdover from the Precambrian Era, with their large head, dead eyes, fang-like teeth, and glowing …

Zoology

The Cleaners is a riveting documentary about how social media might be ruining the world

A look at the content moderators that control what we see turns into a manifesto against the internet itself<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.</i><p>We’re in a …

Internet

It's So Cold in Siberia, People's Eyelashes Are Literally Freezing

The Northeast may be feeling as cold as Siberia lately, but in the <i>actual</i> Russian region, below-zero temperatures are causing people's eyelashes to freeze up. (Yup, that's not a myth. That actually happens to people.) In a stunning group photo posted on Instagram by Anastasia Gruzdeva, who lives in …

Makeup

This video on how an 18th-century woman dressed is ludicrously complicated

If you ever wondered how complicated it was for a woman to get dressed in the 18th century, this YouTube video from the CrowsEyeProductions channel …

Time I

Anti-trans zealots, know this: history will judge you

Those who resisted gay rights have been damned. The same fate awaits bigots who dismiss trans rights<p>It all seems so chillingly familiar. As gay and bisexual men and women were making limited strides in the struggle for equality not so long ago, a furious backlash followed. Today’s media-driven …

LGBTQI

DEAR SATAN

Amateur explorers discover vast underground passage beneath Montreal

Underground chamber about 6m high and 3m wide had been hidden behind ancient limestone walls<p>A pair of amateur explorers in Canada have found a vast underground passage stretching hundreds of metres underneath the bustling streets of Montreal whose formation dates back more than 15,000 years ago to …

Archaeology

Thomas the Tank Engine Stunts

How much fun can you have with a toy train set? If you think like a skateboarder and a domino artist, it can get pretty involved. Watch as Thomas the …

Feminism

Enchant Your Eyeballs By Watching This Creepy Cute Cartoon Entitled The Summoning

Practitioners of the Dark Arts utilize the skills they've learned in various ways, from casting spells to scrying to communicating with the dead, but …

NASA Rocket Scientists Built Some Incredible Jack O' Lanterns Yesterday, Which Make Yours Look Like Trash

Every year, NASA has a competition to create the best jack o' lanterns for Halloween. Just like you did as a child. However, NASA employees aren't …

My Sweet Jax

Musician and comedian Erik Helwig (Hot Dad) performs a touching tribute to his beloved cat Jax. First you think, this is silly. It doesn't even …

Master Tambourine Skills

Japanese TV is a treasure. In this performance, tambourine master Gonzo shows off his stuff on the variety show <i>Gaki No Tsukai</i>.<p>(YouTube link)<p>This is …

Reddit

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say<p>The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked …

Ecology

This Face Built in Unreal Engine Looks Disturbingly Lifelike

Could you tell the difference between these images and a real person?<p>This face rig demo from Snappers Mocaps gives us a peek of what video games will look like in the future. The face in the video soars across the uncanny valley--if you weren't aware going in that it was CG, you might never …

Big Hair: A collection of epic ‘80s hairstyles

In the past on Dangerous Minds I’ve blogged about ‘The higher the hair, the closer to God’: Glorious BIG hair from the 1960s and Outrageously HUGE …

Hair

“In Escape, a lone space explorer crash-lands on a desolate planet and must find a way to make her new home habitable… This intrepid…

“In Escape, a lone space explorer crash-lands on a desolate planet and must find a way to make her new home habitable… This intrepid character displays courage, passion, determination, and curiosity as she transforms the barren landscape she has found into a beautiful planet, and reunites with her family.“<p>Watch Escape, a science fiction animated short from Moonbot Studios.