First Image of Ryan Reynolds in Costume as Deadpool Casually Posing on a Bear Skin Rug for Upcoming Film Adaptation

Ryan Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds recently revealed the first image on Twitter of himself in costume as Marvel‘s anti-hero Deadpool for the upcoming film adaptation scheduled to release in theaters on February 12, 2016. The hilarious and casual image of Deadpool on a bear skin rug is a brilliant parody of a similar centerfold, taken in the 1970s for Cosmopolitan magazine, of Ryan’s father Burt Reynolds posing nude on a bear rug.

Burt Bear Rug

photos via Ryan Reynolds

via io9

Undercover Professional Driver Freaks Out Rookie Driving Instructors With Her Insane Drifting Skills

MaxMan.TV has created a great new video in which professional driver Leona Chin goes undercover in innocent, nerdy apparel and freaks out rookie driving instructors with her insane drifting skills.

A driving school approached us and thought it would be funny to prank their new instructors on the first day at the job. We agreed.

MaxMan.TV’s full series of behind-the-scene photos from the prank are available to view on Facebook.

Fast & Furious Nerd Shocks Instructors

Fast & Furious Nerd Shocks Instructors

Fast & Furious Nerd Shocks Instructors

Fast & Furious Nerd Shocks Instructors

photos via MaxMan.TV

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A Scientific Explanation for Earworms, Those Catchy Songs That Get Stuck in Someone’s Head Repeatedly

A recent TED-Ed lesson by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis explains earworms, those catchy songs that get stuck in someone’s head repeatedly. Although repeated exposure to a catchy song through radio, television, or streaming music might make an earworm worse, there are references to the phenomenon in literature that predates recorded music.

Hellmuth Margulis did a similar TED-Ed lesson in 2014 that explains why humans love repetition in music.

Hooks, A Mobile App That Creates Custom Alerts for Just About Everything

Hooks is an iOS app created by Spanish mobile developer Oleg Kozynenko that makes it possible to create customized alerts across a huge spectrum of topics, including the weather, pollen, natural disasters, shipping tracking, and lottery numbers. The full list of topics includes more than 100 different categories.

* Sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL games and scores
* Music concerts
* Video games releases, Twitch streams
* Weather: rain, ice, snow, temperature drop
* TV shows
* Lottery results
* Pollen, allergy alerts
* Meetups
* Films by rating, director or starring
* Top restaurants
* AMBER alerts
* Shipment tracking for every courier
* Website down
* Horoscope
* Earthquake
* Mentions of you or your brand
* Online courses
* Alexa rank
* Currency exchange rates including Bitcoin
* Stocks
* Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr
* Youtube, Vimeo, Quora updates
* Reddit, ProductHunt, HackerNews top articles

Hooks Hooks

images via Hooks

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The New York Times Goes for a Ride in the New Mercedes-Benz F 015 Self-Driving Concept Car

New York Times technology writer Molly Wood went for a ride in the Mercedes-Benz F 015 self-driving concept car (previously) at a defunct naval base in Alameda, California. The current model is still far from complete, taking a pre-programmed route rather than driving fully autonomously. Instead, the trip was focused on the luxury of being in a Mercedes that drives itself.

The vehicle’s carriage-style design features saloon doors that open wide to reveal an interior that’s more like a living room than the inside of a car. There are no side pillars or center obstructions. The two front seats swivel around completely so the driver and front-seat passenger can face the rear of the car.

Tenacious French Bulldog Leans on a Car Horn After Being Left Alone in a Vehicle Too Long

A tenacious little French bulldog in Eureka, California who apparently had grown weary of waiting alone in his human’s SUV too long, took the matter into his own paws and relentlessly leaned on the vehicle’s horn. The persistent canine wouldn’t stop even when Ryan Burns of the Lost Coast Outpost stopped by to see what was going on.

The horn had been blaring off and on (mostly on) for several minutes before your intrepid LoCO correspondent decided to do what we do: get to the bottom of this nonsense. Following our ears, we walked down the block from LoCO HQ to find this critter, who had been left behind and was so totally not having it.

Thanks, Tisha Sloan!