If a Dalek had babies with the guys from Lonely Island, this is exactly what would happen: adorable robots rapping about invading a bench and all of its surrounding areas. That unholy matrimony didn’t actually happen, but these little bots comes courtesy of animators Tom and Mark. We will end the day on this: your future, tiny overlords.
Jane Goodall made her second appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night, and the first order of business was to make sure Jon Stewart remembered the proper chimp greeting. And then she talked about the new documentary from Disney, Chimpanzee. As you can imagine, all of this was fascinating and adorable. Video after the jump.
Get ready, we have some highly important world record news for you! Truffles the guinea pig, who belongs to 13-year-old Chloe Macari of Fife, Scotland, has officially broken the world record for a guinea pig jump by jumping a distance of 12 inches. The previous record was shattered — shattered, we tell you! — by a whopping four inches. Macari was prompted to train Truffles once she saw how relatively short that jump was. (Eight inches? Pssssht.) And Truffles seemed happy to take on the challenge, especially once his favorite food, cucumber, was involved as a prize. The jump, which took place on February 21, was accepted by Guinness World Records, which makes it officially official. Congratulations to Truffles and his human, Chloe!
Note: This record was only concerned with distance, not height. So let’s stay tuned to see if Truffles starts reaching for the skies!
This woman loves sloths but I’m not quite sure she’s got a handle on what “stressful” means. These little baby sloths seem to love getting pampered at bath time and in fact, I’m quite jealous at their regular regimen. But I’ll forgive because well, adorable.
Do you ever wish you could revisit those days before you found out some of the freakiest, scariest, implausible spoilers in sci-fi fandom? These kids can help.
Personally, I’m just fine watching Empire Strikes from an adult perspective. When I was a kid that face freaked me the heck out (see below). So did Buzz’s depressive episode in Toy Story, so I can only assume that kid!me was phobic about existential angst.
Anthony Herrera has a daughter who really loves Star Wars. So, naturally, before the family went on a big hike through Sequoia National Park, with its giant redwoods and thick green undergrowth, he told her that they were going to visit the place where Ewoks live. (Not far off of course, the Endor scenes of Return of the Jedi were filmed in a redwood forest, but not SNP, I checked.) Naturally, after a day’s hike Herrera found himself explaining that Ewoks are very shy and stealthy, and it would have been very, very lucky indeed if they’d actually spotted any.
It was only after going through snapshots from the family outing that the Herreras discovered that they might not have seen any Ewok’s, but the Ewoks definitely saw them.
During one’s first year of speaking, it is rare that anything truly unique comes out. Usually it’s the standard fare of “Mom/Dad,” “Cat,” “Dog,” “I’m hungy,” etc. Rarely do they quote Star Wars. When their parents do teach them to do so, however, the adorableness might just make the room explode. See for yourself. Not only can this kid imitate the sounds that tigers, cats, monkeys and robots make, but they can also quote Admiral Ackbar’s most famous line. Congratulations, Anonymous Video Parents, you’re kid is probably going to grow up awesome. The look of pride on the father’s face speaks for itself.
Sure to make a excellent accent to anyone’s gaming couch, although at that point perhaps a SD card would perhaps be more appropriate. Although you should never remove the SD card pillow while your couch or bed is in the process of saving.
And if you’ve never used a 3 1/2 in floppy, you are already making me feel old.