Grace Helbig and Mike Rugnetta Race to See Who Can Make and Drink a Shot of Thanksgiving-Themed Slurry the Fastest

Grace Helbig of the Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig podcast recently interviewed PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta. As part of Rugnetta’s visit, Helbig challenged him to something called the “Blend Can Challenge”–rules being that the two of them must open several tin cans, dump a spoonful of each in a blender, blend the concoction, and then drink a shot of it. The entire process was thematically associated with Thanksgiving, with each can being a traditional dish of the holiday, and the rules also required them to say something they were thankful for before taking the shot.

Despite an early lead, Rugnetta falls behind and Helbig eventually comes out the victor, assuming one can consider there being a “winner” in such things. The full interview with Rugnetta is available on SoundCloud.

How to Make Beautiful Crystal Bottle Stoppers to Dress Up Liquor Bottles

Bottle stoppers

Emily Schuman of Cupcakes & Cashmere fell in love with the look of some beautiful bottle stoppers by Michael C. Fina, but didn’t love the price tag, so she came up with a quick, inexpensive way to recreate the look in her own home. Using cork bottle stoppers, some craft glue, and flat-bottomed mineral and crystal specimens, Schuman created bottle stoppers that can be put together easily to dress up bottles for holiday parties or to give as gifts to a cocktail aficionado.

Bottle stoppers

Bottle stoppers

Bottle Stoppers

photos via Cupcakes and Cashmere

via Cupcakes & Cashmere, Make, Offbeat Home & Life

The Bottle Boys Perform a Cover of the Village People’s Hit Song ‘Y.M.C.A.’ Using Beer Bottles as Instruments

The five Denmark-based members of Bottle Boys (previously) recently showed off their shared set of skills while performing a cover of the Village People‘s 1978 hit song “Y.M.C.A.” using beer bottles as instruments.

We decided to shoot this video in our own studio, since it’s too cold outside here in Denmark and since we wanted it to have a more cosy look, without too much else going on in the frame. In that way you can really focus on what’s being played. We chose to play Y.M.C.A because it has some fast melodic parts and some really cool secondary melody lines.

The original song for the sake of comparison:

A Squirrel and a Cat Playing Together on a Rooftop

A squirrel and a cat play together on a rooftop in this adorable video posted by Hmeskens in 2010. The squirrel was raised by the video uploader’s parents, but it escaped to the wild once it was fully grown. The squirrel returns on occasion, apparently to play with the family cat.

The 11th Annual Another Hole in the Head, an Indie Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival in San Francisco

Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

The 11th annual Another Hole In The Head film festival, a three-week celebration of independent horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films, takes place December 5 to 15, 2014 at New People theater in San Francisco. This year’s festival will showcase 20 feature films, 60 short films, and 2 new live events: a rock-and-roll zombie show and a reading of scary stories. The festival is presented by SF IndieFest. Tickets are available online.

image via SF IndieFest

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Incredible Time-Lapse Footage Shows a Meteor Hitting the Atmosphere and Exploding in the Night Sky Over South Dakota

Photographer Wes Eisenhauer captured some incredible time-lapse footage of a meteor hitting the atmosphere and exploding over the night sky of Custer, South Dakota on October 16, 2014. After the explosion, a faint orange cloud lingers in the air.

via PetaPixel

‘Take Me Home’, A Poignant CGI Short Film About a Shelter Dog Who Just Wants to Be Adopted

Take Me Home,” a short CGI film by Nair Archawattana, tells the story of a lonely shelter dog who does everything in his power to be get the attention of a big-eyed girl so that she will adopt him and take him home.

In a cold, dark dog shelter, a young beagle is waiting for the right one to take him home. Time passes by, the beagle is getting desperate. Until one day, when hope finally shine upon him. He has to do everything he can to leave the place.

The film was made in collaboration with students at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, California.

via The Presurfer