A Bad Lip Reading Parody of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Complete With Katniss and Peeta Singing ‘Choo Choo Go’

Bad Lip Reading (previously) has created a parody video where they replace the voices of characters in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (previously) with nonsense dialog that appears to sync with the characters’ mouths. One scene of the parody has the characters of Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch discussing a name for their band, and they settle on “The Obsidiots.” Bad Lip Reading also created the song “Choo Choo Go” for the fictional band as well as a music video to go with it. The song is now available through iTunes.

‘The Lost Glove’, A Short Film About a Glove Lost in the Big City Created With Found Objects by Puppeteers

“The Lost Glove”
is a short film directed by British filmmaker Lizzie Oxby that stars the handwork of London’s Theatre-Rites puppeteers and a lot of found objects, telling the story of a timid glove lost in the big city.

It’s that time of year when gloves get lost, and found…

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‘HBO’s Powerpuff Girls’, An Animated Mashup by ADHD of ‘Girls’ and ‘The Powerpuff Girls’

“HBO’s Powerpuff Girls” is an animated mashup by Fox’s Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) of the hit HBO television series Girls and The Powerpuff Girls television series. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are a bit more grown up than previously seen.

Sugar. Spice. Everything Nice. And Narcissism. These are the Powerpuff Girls, all grown up. Powerpuff GIRLS!

‘Double Trouble’, A Short Romantic Comedy About the Pitfalls of Time Travel

“Double Trouble” is a short film by Swedish filmmakers Andreas Climent and André Hedetoft (previously) that explores the comedic fallout of a young man who discovers the ability to travel back in time after failing to speak to the woman of his dreams. The short was funded in part through Kickstarter pledges.

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A 16-Bit Animated Video Game Trailer for ‘Far Cry 4′

YouTube channel Machinima Respawn has created a 16-bit animated trailer for the recently released video game Far Cry 4 by developer Ubisoft. The trailer–directed by Majami Hiroz and featuring music by Zonic Zynth–imagines a world where the game released on the likes of the Sega Genesis.

The sequel to the hit game, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 pushes the limits of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis. Ubisoft will have you believing in the power of 16-BIT!

Far Cry 4 is currently available for purchase via Amazon.

Mental Floss Explains Why Some Cheeses Are Dyed Yellow

In a new episode of Big Questions by Mental Floss (previously), host Craig Benzine answers a reader who asks why some cheeses are dyed yellow, rather than maintaining the white color of the milk they’re derived from. The answer goes back pretty far.

The concept of dying cheese yellow or orange is because some cheeses are naturally yellow. It makes sense that cheese would be white since it comes from white milk, but this wasn’t the case during around the 16th century England.

How Astronauts Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast on the International Space Station

In a recent episode of the NASA TV series Space Station Live, NASA commentator Pat Ryan and International Space Station Food System Manager Vickie Kloeris discuss how astronauts enjoy a Thanksgiving feast on the International Space Station. Kloeris discusses the different ways food is prepared to be sent to space, how astronauts can request special food items for their mission, and even how the American astronauts trade and share food with foreign crewmembers.