Teddy bear meets his new best friend in adorable stop-motion baby announcement

June 13, 2014 | 4 comments

A teddy bear comes to life and patiently awaits the arrival of a new family member in this fresh take on baby announcements.

Comedian Chris Knutson and his wife Aimee started making this short film when they first found out they were going to have a baby. And thanks to that baby’s birth, they’ve now finished the cute and genuinely impressive movie.

Other than the happy new parents, it seems no one is more pleased about the little one than his new best friend, the teddy bear…

(via Wendy Maybury)

Calculating all the cliches, mistakes, plot holes, and general irrationality in “Frozen”

June 13, 2014 | No comments

The folks at Cinema Sins have turned their judgment toward Disney’s latest classic. And while many of their critiques of Frozen are a bit persnickety, they do make some pretty good points along the way…

8 incredible tricks with water that are simple but mind-bending

June 11, 2014 | No comments

How to keep fire from popping a balloon, how to keep water from going through a screen, and more…

Sesame Street and Zachary Levi hate on Facebook in the happiest way possible

May 18, 2014 | No comments

If it’s nice out, there’s only one right choice for what to do today. Fortunately it’s a fun one.

Go outside!

In this catchy ditty from Sesame Street, Zachary Levi and Bert join to strongly (but nicely) suggest that you put your screens down and go enjoy the sunny day…

(If you happen to be watching this on your phone after clicking through from Facebook, we won’t tell.)

President Obama halfheartedly plays soccer with a Japanese robot

April 24, 2014 | No comments

During a recent visit to a science expo in Tokyo, Obama got a chance to interact a bit with ASIMO, Honda’s bipedal robot. They had a brief conversation and the robot tried to engage the president in a game of pass, but only got minimal interest from him…

(via Mashable)

While commending the android’s skills, Obama later admitted he found its lifelikeness “a little scary.”

Dad explains to his frustrated 1-year-old why babies can’t move out, baby just won’t listen

April 14, 2014 | No comments

This young dad empathizes with his little tike’s plight but tries to reason with him, explaining that for now, there’s nowhere for the little guy to go. The baby doesn’t accept this pessimism…

(via Tastefully Offensive, updated to reflect that it’s a dad/son, not an uncle/nephew as originally thought)

Best high school student in the U.S.? 17-year-old accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools

April 2, 2014 | No comments

If test scores are the measure of academics, New York high school senior Kwasi Enin is among the top in the country. But if who accepts you into their college is the measure, then he is at the absolute top, in a tier by himself.

A couple years ago, he got the idea to apply to all eight of the Ivy League schools, which he did this year as he planned for his college career. After getting a letter last week from Harvard, he’d finally heard back from them all. And they all accepted him.

Kwasi Enin

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