CollegeHumor Demonstrates What Happens When a Person Ignores Their Mother’s Texts

A recent sketch by CollegeHumor (previously) demonstrates what happens when a person ignores their mother’s text messages. The sketch is part of a series of similar videos CollegeHumor produced to support It Can Wait, a campaign which encourages people to text “#X” as a way of letting others know they are about to get in a car. The goal of the campaign is to get people to stop texting and driving.

Other videos in the series also present the consequences of ignoring texts from one’s boss or girlfriend.

Conan O’Brien Gets in a Twitter Fight With Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Over Halloween Costumes

Conan O'Brien

Talk show host Conan O’Brien recently got in a Twitter fight with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The dispute started when O’Brien tweeted plans for his Halloween costume.

photo via Charlie Llewellin

Photographer Celebrates Halloween by Dressing Her Daughter in Different Adorable Costumes for ‘Dress Up Willow Month’

Willow E.T.

Photographer Gina Lee celebrates Halloween by declaring the month of October “Dress Up Willow Month” and dressing her daughter Willow in a variety of fun and creative costumes. Willow has been dressed as everything from Elliott from E.T. to the Morton salt girl. Lee posts the photos to her website as well as to Facebook and her Instagram page.

Willow Morton Salt

Willow Frida

Willow Troll

Willow In and Out

photos via Gina Lee

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Ultron Gets Replaced by a Terrifying Robotic Pinocchio in a Parody of the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer

3D graphics artist Justin Younger replaced the character of Ultron with a terrifying robotic Pinocchio in his parody of the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron titled “Avengers 2 – Age of Ultronocchio.” The official trailer features Ultron reciting a line from the song “I’ve Got No Strings” from the classic Disney movie Pinocchio.

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Every On-Screen Death in the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Compiled Into One Video

Digg has compiled every on-screen death from the original Star Wars trilogy into one video. Even though Star Wars isn’t known as a particularly violent franchise, the death toll gets surprisingly high thanks to major events like the destruction of Alderaan and the two Death Stars. Digg used information found at Wookieepedia for estimates as to the population of Alderaan and the number of crew members on specific spacecraft.

‘Reactions’ Explains the Science of Why Sweet Things Taste Sweet

The latest episode of the web series Reactions (previously) by the American Chemical Society explains the science of why sweet things taste sweet. The episode features chemist Darcy Gentleman, who explains how sweet molecules fit into taste receptors in our mouths. Gentleman also explains that the commonly used artificial sweetener aspartame is more closely related to meat than it is to sugar.