‘Jaws’ fiascos: How the movie blockbuster was almost a disaster

Saturday, June 20 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the most iconic movies of all time: Jaws Happy 40th birthday, Jaws. You don't look a day over 35! Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Peter Benchley, the film follows the story of a small beach town that's being terrorized by a massive great white shark. When the body count starts adding up, the local police chief teams up with a marine scientist and an … [Read more...]

Gloriously glittery photos of Coney Island’s 2015 Mermaid Parade

Coney Island's Mermaid Parade, which attracts thousands of revelers annually, held another sparkly event this year despite gloomy weather For three decades, the parade has encouraged New Yorkers to embrace seaside mythology, and to express their artistic side See also: The tiny Florida town that has more mermaids than humans According to Coney Island's official website, "the Mermaid Parade specifically was founded in 1983 with 3 goals: It brings … [Read more...]

Emilia Clarke and Cara Delevingne compete in intense brow-off

Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke went eyebrow-to-eyebrow with model Cara Delevingne to see who had the better set of face-framers. On a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show, Clarke and Delevingne competed to see who could wiggle their eyebrows in the most dexterous way. Naturally, Arnold Schwarzenegger was the judge Fellow guest Jake Gyllenhaal declined to participate, likely for fear of being crushed by the power of such robust … [Read more...]

Please, Hollywood, never consider these alternate movie endings

The ending of a movie can completely make — or in this case, break — the film Redditors on an Ask Reddit thread imagined what it might be like if classic and beloved movies had terrible alternate endings See also: 'Mad Men' creator explains why the series ended with that vintage Coke ad It certainly doesn't require a spoiler alert to know that these movies are absolutely better off with their original endings — but it's … [Read more...]

Man learns why you shouldn’t try to take a selfie with a sea lion

This sea lion is absolutely not ready for his closeup Ruben Cortez just wanted a cute selfie with a sunbathing sea lion, but the sassy pinniped had other ideas. As soon as Cortez's camera came out, the sea lion gave the most impressive bellow of disapproval ever — and Cortez noped right out of there Fortunately, as he can be heard stating at the end of the video, he managed to capture the photo despite the sea lion's objections Thank … [Read more...]

Bizarre sea worm in Taiwan will break your brain

What? How? Why? These are probably the questions that will inevitably cross your mind as you watch this alleged sea worm wriggle around like a slimy abomination. And yet, you cannot look away. See also: Ball of worms is a real-life horror movie Wei Cheng Jian was fishing in Taiwan when he stumbled upon this strange worm. He filmed the alien-like creature and then uploaded the footage to … [Read more...]

Man has a conversation with a goose somehow

Wait, is goose whispering a real thing? For one guy and his Canadian goose friend, it definitely is. By making uncannily-accurate honking noises, this man managed to engage in a conversation with one curious goose. Who knew geese could be so chatty? Judging by the goose's tone, though, the conversation was probably along the lines of: "Um, HELLO, why aren't you giving me food, human?!" Fifth grader absolutely slays an 'I Will Always Love You' … [Read more...]

Moose family has a sprinkler party in the front yard

Never has a moose family been so playful! Eagle River, Alaska resident Candace Helm helped out a moose mom and her babies on a hot summer afternoon by letting them play in her sprinklers. Because if a moose wants to romp in your yard, you let them — obviously. "They just strolled around the house and looked really hot, so we turned on the sprinklers and they were happy," Helm told KTUU So that pretty much confirms the old adage: If you give … [Read more...]

What female Disney characters look like with more realistic facial features

Looks like Elsa, Anna and Merida just got a heavy dose of reality. On their faces, anyway While Disney ladies are certainly lovely to behold, it's become pretty obvious that they tend to have the same over-exaggerated features: large eyes, wide, wide cheeks and tiny chins. Basically, classic baby faces. See also: The real ages of Disney princesses ruins the fairytale One Tumblr user, called TheNamelessDoll, has recreated our fave animated … [Read more...]

Little baby weasel rescued by mom after falling behind siblings

Sometimes following — er, scampering — in mom's footsteps can be a little tricky. One baby weasel (identified as a ferret in the video title) found itself in a dilemma, when it lost its mother and presumably siblings after they disappeared over a rock wall. Fortunately, Mom hears her offspring's concerned squeaks, and comes to the rescue As always, mothers — even if they're weasels — know best. Man has a conversation with … [Read more...]

James Franco made a bizarre parody of Shia LeBeouf’s inspirational speech

Shia LeBeouf, as everyone knows, recently made an incredibly intense inspirational video, complete with lots of yelling and emphatic hand gestures Naturally, then, James Franco made a parody trolling it — but instead of giving you life motivation, it's about taking a dump. (Example: Instead of "Just do it," Franco says "Just poo it.") You may actually need to watch the video twice, as it takes a keen mind to pick up on the subtlety of such … [Read more...]

Watching a cascade of 11,000 marbles is oddly satisfying

One engineer just created the coolest toy ever. Marble machine engineer Jelle Bakker has built the most epic of marble run machines: a behemoth that allows more than 11,000 marbles to slip and slide down its ramps. In the video's YouTube description, Bakker describes the sound of so many marbles racing each other as almost "deafening." Sorry, but this probably puts any marble collection you might have to shame. Dental student removes his own … [Read more...]

Dental student removes his own wisdom teeth while looking in a mirror

If you already know how to remove your teeth, why not just cut out the middle man and do it yourself? Jesper Ryltoft is a dental student at the Aarhus School of Dentistry in Denmark. And apparently, students there go balls-out when it comes to dental procedures — because Ryltoft just did a DIY removal of his own wisdom teeth Full disclosure: The video is a little unpalatable for the squeamish. Ryltoft comments on the video that this is … [Read more...]

Full list of winners from Cannes 2015 unveiled

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, and this year's winners were announced on Sunday. Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan surprised everyone by taking home the Palme d’Or, Cannes' top prize. Dheepan portrays the lives of a pseudo-family of Sri Lankan refugees living in Paris. Its win was unexpected, as reactions to the film were less than enthusiastic at Cannes. However, jury co-presidents Ethan and Joel Coen reportedly … [Read more...]