In the latest episode of The Fine Brothers series Kids vs. Food (previously), a group of kids taste and react to Brussels sprouts. Most of the children admit to having tried them before, and the sprouts get a surprisingly positive reaction from the group.
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.
I picked out my Halloween costume. I’m going as “Slutty Madeleine Albright.”
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) October 23, 2014
.@ConanOBrien I’m considering going as hunky Conan O’Brien – but that might be too far fetched.
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) October 23, 2014
photo via Charlie Llewellin
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.
photos via Gina Lee
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.
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.
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.