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

The World Championship Outhouse Races, An Annual Race of Outdoor Plumbing in Virginia City, Nevada

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo via Reno Tahoe USA

For the past 25 years, Virginia City, Nevada has been home to the World Championship Outhouse Races, a competition that pits costumed teams of outhouse racers against one another. The event traces back to 1990, when a county proposal to ban outdoor toilets inspired locals to bring their outhouses to city hall in protest. The 25th annual event took place at the beginning of October (dates for the 2015 event have not yet been announced). Terry Turnbeaugh has posted some photos of the 2009 race.

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo by Wheeler Cowperthwaite

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo by Terry Turnbeaugh

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo by Terry Turnbeaugh

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo via Virginia City Tourism Commission

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Ocean Explorer Fabien Cousteau Talks About Living Underwater for 31 Days in a Fascinating TED Talk

Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau recounts his recent 31-day adventure aboard an underwater laboratory in a fascinating TED talk from TED Global. Cousteau’s underwater sojourn took place during Mission 31, an ocean exploration project undertaken last summer off the coast of Florida. The project was both a scientific study and a commemoration of Conshelf Two, a 30-day underwater habitat mission undertaken by Jacques Cousteau in 1963 (Fabien is the famed ocean explorer’s grandson). We previously posted about Mission 31 back in June.

Baby Monkey Tries A Piece of Fruit for the First Time and Repeatedly Goes Back For More

At a primate sanctuary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, an adopted baby monkey named Shakinyet tries a piece of fruit for the first time and seems unsure of the strange sweetness that floods his tiny mouth. After that initial moment, however Shakinyet very eagerly goes back for more. According to Jamilkucing, the person who captured this footage, “It’s an adorable moment that will certainly bring a smile to your face.”