Scientifically Accurate Version of the Magical Ponies From the ‘My Little Pony’ Animated Television Series

A village of ponies would not be fun to visit. Because everywhere you walked, you would step in pony sh*t.

Scientifically Accurate: My Little Pony” is a new animated short created by Animation Domination High-Def (see previously) that imagines how dangerous and disgusting the magical ponies from the animated television series My Little Pony might be in real life.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Celebrates 4/20 Day With the ‘BRRR-ito’, A Hand-Rolled Ice Cream Treat

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In honor 4/20 Day, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream decided to celebrate with their new “BRRR-ito”, a hand-rolled treat available in any of their scoop shops.

Imagine the ultimate case of the munchies. Heck, maybe you’re experiencing a mad case of the munchies right now. What on Earth is going to cure the craving? For times when no ordinary snack solution will do, we have created the ultimate answer. Introducing Ben & Jerry’s BRRR-ito: Two scoops of ice cream plus chocolate cookie crumbles and a fudge drizzle, all rolled up in a soft waffle wrap! Is this a pipe dream? Nope. The BRRR-ito is here, and it’s glorious.

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The accompanying video introducing the BRRR-ito is a lighthearted parody of the intensely somber Apple “1984” ad.

‘Computer Component Bugs’, Graceful Insect Sculptures Constructed From Recycled Computer Circuit Boards

Golden Tipped Circuit Board Bug

Artist Julie Alice Chappell has created Computer Component Bugs, a gorgeous line of delicately graceful insect sculptures crafted from recycled computer circuit boards and other “printed ephemera.”

The recycled bits of cultural refuse that are woven throughout my work represent a direct encounter with the excesses of modern living highlighting the dangers of planned obsolescence and e-waste in the environment. I use found and manufactured materials because they can comment upon the accumulation of cultural debris and become their own subjective universes as they build form into patterns of the communicative behaviour of life processes.

Chappell has a number of her creations currently up for sale both through her Etsy Shop and through her Facebook page, where she asks interested parties to message her for more details.

Gemini Bugs

Butterfly

Mixed Bug Collection

Two Bug Assemblage

Yellow Wings

images by Julie Alice Chappell

via My Modern Met

Young Wild Chimpanzee Looks Both Ways Before Crossing a Highway Road in Uganda

A young wild chimpanzee took great care to look both ways several times before crossing a highway road at the Kibale National Park in Uganda that had the potential to get very busy, very quickly, as the alpha-male waited patiently, letting the juvenile become comfortable with his decision to cross. According to a study conducted by primatologist Marie Cibot of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, and reported by New Scientist, chimpanzees have a healthy sense of caution and look out for the weakest of the group.

Chimps are exceptionally cautious when they cross the road. Ninety-two per cent of them looked right, left, or both ways before or during crossing, and 57 per cent ran across – showing that they knew the value of reaching the other side as quickly as possible. Alpha males led and organised 83 per cent of the road-crossing posses, compared with only 51 per cent of tree-climbing expeditions in the forest studied in parallel. This implies that they recognised the importance of extra vigilance during road crossings. There was also evidence that healthy and dominant chimps often made sure that stragglers or more vulnerable members of the group crossed safely. Some 86 per cent of the healthy chimps looked back or stopped when at least one vulnerable individual, such as an infant or injured chimp, trailed behind.

via New Scientist

Seven-Year-Old ‘Star Wars’ Fan Sends Letter to George Lucas Asking to Allow Jedi to Marry & Receives a Great Response

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Adorable seven-year-old Star Wars fan Colin Gilpatric and his mother Peggy sent a letter to George Lucas asking that he allow Jedi to get married. Little Colin was very excited when he received a fantastic response, as well as a lot of cool Star Wars gifts, in the mail from the team at Lucasfilm.

Hello, Colin,

Thank you so much for writing to us with your question. It sounds like the Force is strong with you, and you are showing great wisdom by asking your question. To be a Jedi is to truly know the value of friendship, of compassion, and of loyalty, and these are values important in a marriage. The Sith think inward, only of themselves. When you find someone that you can connect to in a selfless way, then you are on the path of the light, and the dark side will not take hold of you. With this goodness in your heart, you can be married.

We enclosed a few gifts that we hope you enjoy. Thank you again for writing to us.

May the Force Be With You!

Sincerely,

Your Friends at Lucasfilm

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images via Geek Dad

via Geek Dad