Iris the Tiny Piglet Bounds Through the Grass, Gets a Belly Rub and Goes for a Walk Around the Neighborhood

A tiny piglet named Iris bounds through the grass, really enjoys a good belly rub, poses adorably for the camera and goes for a walk around her Miami, Florida neighborhood on a pink leash with her human Ashley Gonzalez, who rescued little Iris from a terrible fate.

For all those asking: Iris is a female piggy, a month and a half old and was rescued from near death by me – Ashley Gonzalez

via Huffington Post

Then and Now Photos That Compare New York City’s East Village in 1984 to the Present Day

Then and Now Photos of the East Village
Ave. B looking north toward East 12th St.

Back in 1984, photographer Daniel Root moved to the East Village in New York City and documented his new neighborhood in street photography. Thirty years later, Root has revisited the locations depicted in his photographs for a then and now photo series entitled “EV NY: 30 yrs and now.” Root discusses the project in this interview with Bedford + Bowery.

Then and Now Photos of the East Village
307 East 8th Street. Cinderblock entrance.

Then and Now Photos of the East Village
2 St. Mark’s Place. Madonna on St. Marks.

Then and Now Photos of the East Village
174 Avenue A. Kids playing in lot at East 11th St.

Then and Now Photos of the East Village
Tompkins Sq. bandshell graffiti

photos by Daniel Root

via Dennis Crowley

A Video Compilation of Actor Jamie Costa’s Vine Impressions of the Late Robin Williams

Impressionist James Costa put together this compilation of Vines he made showing off his spot-on Robin Williams impression. Costa manages to capture Williams as many of his iconic characters flawlessly. On his Vine channel Costa imitates a number of other celebrities as well, and after posting one last impression of Williams from the film Good Will Hunting as a tribute Costa said he wouldn’t be doing any more for a while.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

SciShow Explains the First-Ever ‘Robot Swarm’ and Evolution’s Misfit the Hallucigenia

Hank Green explains the significance of Harvard University’s kilobot robotic swarm as well as the recently discovered truth about “evolution’s misfit” the Hallucigenia in this episode of SciShow.

Hank shares the nuts-and-bolts of the world’s first robot swarm, and explains what the creepy, cute and extinct animal known as Hallucigenia can teach us about evolution.


‘Jon and Jen Are Married’, A Dark Absurdist Web Series Exploring Marriage and Pregnancy

Jon and Jen Are Married is a dark absurdist web series from writer and director Gregory Fitzsimmons that looks at one couple’s bizarre attempts to spice up their relationship including kidnapping, robbery, and prostitution. The series is in its second season which deals with Jen’s pregnancy and the couple’s unique way of handling it.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips