A Lyrebird Mimicking a Toy Gun, Camera Shutter, and Other Sounds

A lyrebird mimics a toy laser gun, a camera shutter, and the calls of other birds in this very entertaining video recorded in 2013 at Healesville Sanctuary outside Melbourne, Australia. The bird sounds and looks like a lyrebird we posted about recently. The video was uploaded by Saeed Lajami.

‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’, A Period Drama Based on the Popular Marvel Character Played by Hayley Atwell

ABC will air the eight-part series Marvel’s Agent Carter beginning January 6, 2015. The show is set in 1946 and centers around the character of Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell. Atwell has appeared as Carter in both Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well as on the ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC has released a preview of the show titled “It Ain’t Life and Death.”

It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark.

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image via Marvel

Passengers Push an Airliner Across a Frozen Tarmac in Siberia

Despite a temperature of -61 degrees Fahrenheit, a group of travelers work together to push an airliner across a frozen tarmac in a remarkable video shot in the Siberian town of Igarka. The plane, operated by Russian airline UTair, appears to be an old Tu-134–if so, the passengers were struggling against some 60,000 pounds of aircraft.

Simple Food Hacks That Turn Tiresome Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Exciting New Dishes

Every Thanksgiving, many households in America are laden with leftovers from the day’s feast that will eventually grow tiresome. Luckily, BuzzFeed has put together “5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks“, a handy set of simple food hacks that utilize those very same leftovers and turns them into exciting new dishes. For example, with just a few added ingredients, mashed potatoes can become cheesy potato pancakes and cranberry sauce can become whipped cranberry butter. Easy peasy.

Powerful Broken Arch Cover of ‘The New Yorker’ by Illustrator Bob Staake In Response to Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri

The New Yorker

The December 8, 2014 issue of The New Yorker features a powerful “Broken Arch” cover illustration by Bob Staake in response to the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

“I wanted to comment on the tragic rift that we’re witnessing,” Bob Staake says about his cover for the December 8 issue, arriving next week. “I lived in St. Louis for seventeen years before moving to Massachusetts, so watching the news right now breaks my heart. At first glance, one might see a representation of the Gateway Arch as split and divided, but my hope is that the events in Ferguson will provide a bridge and an opportunity for the city, and also for the country, to learn and come together.”

Back in 2008 Staake created the iconic “Reflection” cover illustration of The New Yorker after President Obama was elected to office.

Artist Sits in a Small Glass Case in a San Francisco Storefront for 12 Hours in Performance Art Piece

Comfort & Civilization by Mirabelle Jones

Artist Mirabelle Jones confined herself to a small glass case for 12 hours in Comfort & Civilization, a performance art piece that took place in a storefront in San Francisco’s Mission district on November 15, 2014. Jones staged the performance as a commentary on the status and treatment of women in the Bay Area and the shifting economic reality of the region. Her performance was accompanied by a memorial of flowers and candles dedicated to local businesses that have closed in recent years due to rising rents, and a guestbook for viewers. According to Jones, most passersby reacted positively to the piece, and many left notes and memories in the guestbook.

Comfort & Civilization by Mirabelle Jones

Comfort & Civilization by Mirabelle Jones

photos by Luma Jaguar

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Tiny Siamese Kitten Enjoys Her First Thanksgiving Dinner While Dressed in a Pilgrim Costume

Wampa, the tiny siamese kitten who recently became best friends with a remote controlled spider, enjoys a minuscule Thanksgiving dinner while dressed in a Pilgrim costume and with her chihuahua buddy circling for a treat.