People Are Painting Eye-Catching Designs on Snails To Prevent Them From Being Stepped On

Painting Snail Shells
photo via Stefan Siverud

Yesterday Bored Panda posted this photo gallery of snails sporting colorfully painted shells. Some of the people who paint the shells do so for artistic reasons, but others fancy themselves good Samaritans, believing that brightly painted snails are less likely to be accidentally stepped on by people. However, commenters have pointed out that painted snails may be easier prey for predators. And while non-toxic paint appears to be the standard amongst snail painters, the paint’s effect on snails is unknown.

Painting Snail Shells
photo via Stefan Siverud

Painting Snail Shells
photo via Slinkachu

Painting Snail Shells
photo via Stefan Siverud

Painting Snail Shells
photo via Stefan Siverud

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The Kloons Lip Sync & Act Out Another Recording of Nik Kazoura’s Mom & Aunt in Episode 4 of ‘Sisters’

Mitch Lewis and Nik Kazoura of The Kloons act out another recording of Kazoura’s mother and aunt in the fourth episode of their series Sisters (previously) titled “California.” The conversation focuses on Facebook use, Croatia, classic movies, and more. The video is set in a mission control room where Lewis and Kazoura observe and communicate with Greg Washburn, who plays an astronaut.

Drowsy Cat Is Driven From His Comfortable Napping Spot by an Aggressive Downy Goose

A drowsy white cat is surprisingly restrained in his response to an aggressive downy goose who seemed to be absolutely determined to drive the feline out of his comfortable napping spot. Despite the cat’s best efforts to gently fight back, the poor feline wound up in the dirt, behind a tree and in the company of another cat; thus ensuring that the snappy fowl could no longer get to him.

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The Incredible Melting Mandle, A Ghoulish Hand-Painted Zombie Candle by stexe

Zombie Candle by stexe

The Incredible Melting Mandle is a handmade zombie candle by stexe, a California-based creator of novelties. The Mandle is cast from wax and hand-painted with acrylic paint. It melts over the course of three “glorious, unforgettable” hours, leaving a “solidified pool of viscera.” It is available for purchase on stexe’s Etsy store.

Zombie Candle by stexe

Zombie Candle by stexe

Zombie Candle by stexe

photos via stexe

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Air New Zealand Releases a New ‘Hobbit’-Themed Safety Video Featuring Sir Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood

Air New Zealand has released their third and final Hobbit-themed flight safety video, “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.” The video features Sir Peter Jackson, who directed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, as well as Elijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins in those films. Doctor Who actor Sylvester McCoy and director Taika Waititi also make appearances.

The first installment in the Air New Zealand trilogy, “An Unexpected Briefing,” debuted in 2012, and the follow up, “Just Another Day in Middle Earth,” was released in 2013.

Christina Bianco Performs Impersonations of 25 Different Celebrities While Singing ‘Forget You’ by Cee Lo Green

The incredibly talented Christina Bianco (previously) performs impersonations of 25 different celebrities (including herself) while singing Forget You by Cee Lo Green during a September 2014 show in London. Included in Christina’s amazing roster are such stars as Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Liza Minneli, Kristin Chenowith, Barbra Streisand, Gwen Stefani, Kira Knightley, Judy Garland and Cheryl Cole, just to name a few.