‘Smart Pipe’, An Adult Swim Infomercial About a Social Media-Connected Toilet Pipe

Smart Pipe” is an Adult Swim Infomercial about a social media-connected toilet pipe that tracks users’ waste and stores the data in a mysterious floating orb somewhere in the ocean. The video starts as a polished corporate promotional video, but takes a turn to become a bizarre satire of political propaganda questioning government oversight of business.

Adult Swim’s Informercial series features absurd one-off videos modeled after a variety of television genres, and was the original home of the popular “Too Many Cooks” video (previously).

Three Cats Loudly Beg For a Taste of Ready-Made Whipped Cream Whenever They Hear Their Human Shake the Can

Upon hearing their human shake a can of ready-made whipped cream, a trio of house cats loudly begged for a just little taste. The sample was quickly dispensed despite the fact that Minion the grey tabby was a little slow on the uptake. Their human freely admits that she “foolishly gave one of our cats whipped cream once” and that “this is what happens every time we use it now.”

While giving whipped cream to cats isn’t highly recommended, it won’t harm them either. According to a WebMD article posted by commenter lungbutter211, not all cats are completely lactose intolerant.

Most of us have probably given our cats a bit of milk and never noticed a problem. That’s because some cats tolerate milk just fine. …How can you tell? Try offering your cat a tablespoon or two of milk. If you don’t see symptoms within a day, chances are good your cat will do fine with milk as an occasional treat. …Sometimes a cat that can’t tolerate milk may have no problem with other forms of dairy, like yogurt, cheese, butter, or ice cream. That’s because “different forms of dairy food contain varying amounts of lactose”.

via reddit, Daily Picks and Flicks

Snookball, A Combination of Billiards and Soccer That Replaces Cues With Feet

Snookball is a delightful new sport that combines the layout of snooker — an English cue sport — with the scale and ball of soccer, requiring the player to use their feet in the place of a pool cue.

via Odditycentral

‘Reactions’ Explains the Chemistry of What Goes on in Our Stomachs After Eating Too Much

A recent episode of The American Chemical Society series Reactions explains the chemistry behind what goes on in our stomachs after we eat too much. Just in time for all of the Thanksgiving feasts that will be consumed this week.

The season of giving is often also the season of over-indulging at the dinner table.

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Cakey, An App That Helps Parents Find and Manage Age-Appropriate YouTube Videos for Their Children

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Cakey is an app that helps parents find and manage age-appropriate YouTube videos for their children. The app works by allowing parents to create a custom list of approved videos, or to access community-created collections curated by other Cakey users. Cakey was created by Hot-or-Not co-founder James Hong, who wrote a Medium post about launching the app. Although parents control what content the app can access, Cakey is designed with a simple interface for children to use independently, rather than having to ask for help after each video.

The app does not show ads, and there are no in-app purchases children can accidentally make. Future updates will allow parents to assign specific trusted users that Cakey will automatically pull content from when those users create a collection of videos.

Cakey is available now for iTunes, and interested parties can sign up to be notified when the Android version is ready.

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images via Cakey, iTunes

‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police Reimagined as a Creepy Minor Key Ballad

YouTube musician Chase Holfelder performs a unique take on the 1983 Police hit “Every Breath You Take,” adding an extra level of creepiness to the stalking song by reimagining it in a minor key. The song is the latest entry in Holfelder’s on-going Major to Minor video series.

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A Candle Based on Gestapo Agent Toht’s Gory Face-Melting Scene From ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’

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Firebox has released a fantastic candle based on Gestapo agent Arnold Ernst Toht‘s gory face-melting scene from the classic 1981 adventure film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It is available to purchase online.

No, we’re talking about when ruthless Gestapo agent Toht gets his gory comeuppance at the end of the film – you know, when his eyes roll back like a couple of boiled eggs and he lets out a blood-curdling scream as his entire face dribbles off his skull. That bit. Just awesome. He did Nazi that coming.

Whether it left you with nightmares for weeks or just had you repeatedly hitting the re-wind button, celebrate one of the greatest deaths in all of cinema history with the Melting Toht Candle. Thankfully this detailed replica won’t melt quite as fast so you can really savour the moment.

The original face-melting scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark for the sake of comparison:

Melting Toht Candle

Melting Toht Candle

images via Firebox

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