Mature Golden Retriever Competes Against Young German Shepherd in Silly Spaghetti Eating Contest

In 2013, a mature Golden Retriever went head-to-head against a young German Shepherd in a silly spaghetti eating contest created by their human. While the hungry retriever inhaled the pasta within seconds, the shepherd took quite a bit longer, using dainty bites to finish what was left in the bowl.

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Amazingly Detailed Japanese Flip Books

UK travel site Travelry captured some video of the stunningly detailed flip books produced by Japanese publisher Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo at the Hyper Japan shop in London. The books can be purchased through a third party on Amazon.

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Mental Floss Explains Why Butterflies Are Called Butterflies

Mental Floss host Craig Benzine explains why butterflies are called butterflies in a recent episode of the series Big Questions, and in doing so dispels the myth that they used to be “flutterbys.”

This week, “MadeofAwesome4ever” asks, “I’ve heard that butterflies were once called ‘flutterbys’, and that people mishearing/mispronouncing it changed it to ‘butterfly’. is this true? If not, why are butterflies called ‘butterflies’?”

‘Luna’, A Bizarre Music Video by HEO Featuring a Couple With Morphing Body Parts

“Luna” is a strange new music video by electronic artist HEO that is directed by artist Goatee Hyunchull Umm, featuring a couple with always morphing, stretching and ripping body parts.

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Magnifying Spoon, A Spoon With a Built-In Magnifying Glass for Detecting Unwanted Materials in Foodstuffs

The Magnifying Spoon is a limited edition utensil from Object Solutions that replaces the bowl of a spoon with a magnifying glass so users can better detect unwanted materials in their meal and eat around them accordingly.

On approval of a certain area, use the very same implement to scoop up a healthy mouthful.

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First Full Trailer for ‘Jurassic World’ Features Dinosaurs, Chris Pratt, and Chaos in a Fully Functioning Theme Park

The first official trailer for Jurassic World shows dinosaurs and chaos in a fully functioning theme park. The trailer highlights a number of the theme park attractions, different dinosaurs, and introduces a major plot point of a new genetically engineered dinosaur that gets loose in the park. The film stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

A teaser for the trailer was released earlier this month which announced the trailer would be revealed on Thanksgiving Day. It’s unclear why the studio chose to release the trailer ahead of that announced date.

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.


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Rambunctious Monkey Relentlessly Teases a Frustrated Cat While Swinging Upside Down From a Tree

A tiny monkey named Abu relentlessly teases a very tolerant, if not slightly perplexed, cat named Wasya while hanging upside down and from a swinging tree vine at their home in Nepal. Poor Wasya gets her shots in while she can, but little Abu is far more agile and leaves the poor feline in the dust. Perhaps Abu was just getting back at Wasya for previously not waking up when he wanted to play, but according to their human Nikita Karki the two of them are the best of friends.

The play continues onto a wooden lattice, where Wasya gains the upper hand, if only just for a moment.

Of course playtime wouldn’t be complete without adding a resting dog to the mix.