22 Words http://twentytwowords.com Stories Worth Sharing Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:30:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Woof! This full-sized bed & breakfast is shaped like a beagle [6 pictures] http://twentytwowords.com/woof-this-full-sized-bed-breakfast-is-shaped-like-a-beagle-6-pictures/ http://twentytwowords.com/woof-this-full-sized-bed-breakfast-is-shaped-like-a-beagle-6-pictures/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:30:25 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107183 Arguably the most unique bed & breakfast in existence, the Dog Bark Park Inn is a one-of-a-kind place to spend a night. Created by chainsaw carvers Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin, the canine-shaped abode is decorated with dogs carved by its proprietors.

If the mountains of Idaho aren’t enough to make you want to visit the state, perhaps this bed & breakfast will…

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(via Lost at E Minor)

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U.S. map shows each state distorted to be as large as its population http://twentytwowords.com/u-s-map-shows-each-state-distorted-to-be-as-large-as-its-population/ http://twentytwowords.com/u-s-map-shows-each-state-distorted-to-be-as-large-as-its-population/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:00:35 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107565 MyLife created this intriguing map showing each state in the U.S. distorted by the size of its population rather than its actual land mass.

In this redrawing of the country, Alaska goes from the largest to the 4th smallest state, New Jersey goes from 4th smallest to 11th largest, while Texas remains the 2nd largest state.

How distorted is your state?

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(via Neatorama)

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Adorable 3-year-old wows judges with his “random dance” http://twentytwowords.com/adorable-3-year-old-wows-judges-with-his-random-dance/ http://twentytwowords.com/adorable-3-year-old-wows-judges-with-his-random-dance/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:30:48 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=106607 This tiny talent-show contestant comes on stage with his own stereo and gives the judges his system’s remote control.

Then he dances to whatever they turn on…

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What happens when you bounce an over-inflated basketball http://twentytwowords.com/happens-bounce-inflated-basketball/ http://twentytwowords.com/happens-bounce-inflated-basketball/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:00:24 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=106168 If you decide to duplicate this experiment, stand back…

(via Reddit)

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Hillary Clinton sings Kesha’s song “Timber,” with Barack Obama covering Pitbull’s rap http://twentytwowords.com/hillary-clinton-sings-keshas-song-timber-with-barack-obama-covering-pitbulls-rap/ http://twentytwowords.com/hillary-clinton-sings-keshas-song-timber-with-barack-obama-covering-pitbulls-rap/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:30:10 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107549 Of course, this “cover” was made by splicing together clips from various speeches Clinton and Obama have given. But still, you have to wonder how anyone found clips of Barack Obama actually talking about Miley Cyrus, twerking, bras, and thongs…

(via Tastefully Offensive)

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Let It Goat — Goats cover Frozen’s “Let It Go” http://twentytwowords.com/let-it-goat-goats-cover-frozens-let-it-go/ http://twentytwowords.com/let-it-goat-goats-cover-frozens-let-it-go/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:32 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107316 This version of “Let It Go” that came out a few weeks ago is for everyone who’s sick of Frozen cover songs… And those of you who aren’t might enjoy it, too…

Previously… “Game of Thrones” intro music…sung by goats

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How birthdays are celebrated in 28 cultures around the world http://twentytwowords.com/how-birthdays-are-celebrated-in-28-cultures-around-the-world/ http://twentytwowords.com/how-birthdays-are-celebrated-in-28-cultures-around-the-world/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:30:25 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107622 To celebrate the first birthday of their YouTube channel, John Green and the rest of the folks at Mental Floss made this video explaining 28 different birthday traditions from various cultures.

As if it weren’t enough to describe them, they also demonstrated many of these fascinating birthday celebrations…

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Beagle is really good at playing catch…with his front paws (but he’s still working on high-fives) http://twentytwowords.com/beagle-is-really-good-at-playing-catch-with-his-front-paws-but-hes-still-working-on-high-fives/ http://twentytwowords.com/beagle-is-really-good-at-playing-catch-with-his-front-paws-but-hes-still-working-on-high-fives/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:00:51 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107757 Purin the beagle has a unique trick — he catches a small soccer ball with his front paws while standing on his hind legs. Proving it’s not just a fluke, this video shows Purin catching the ball over and over again.

And then to top it all off, he tries his hardest to give his owner a high five after each catch…

(via Tastefully Offensive)

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100 hippos come face-to-face with 100 crocodiles in an incredible stand-off [7 pics] http://twentytwowords.com/100-hippos-come-face-to-face-with-100-crocodiles-in-an-incredible-stand-off-7-pics/ http://twentytwowords.com/100-hippos-come-face-to-face-with-100-crocodiles-in-an-incredible-stand-off-7-pics/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:45:07 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107913 Wildlife photographer Marc Mol witnessed an incredible scene as he was flying in a small aircraft above a river in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. A huge group of crocodiles had gathered around a dead hippo when they were confronted by a similarly huge herd of hippos…

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With one hippo already dead, there wasn’t much reason for the rest of the hippos to stick around. Despite their aggressive reputation that typically sees them dominating anyone who crosses their path, the massive army of hippos slowly began to retreat…

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(via Daily Mail)

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In this universe, bringing sidewalk chalk to school would get you expelled http://twentytwowords.com/in-this-universe-bringing-sidewalk-chalk-to-school-would-get-you-expelled/ http://twentytwowords.com/in-this-universe-bringing-sidewalk-chalk-to-school-would-get-you-expelled/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:17:11 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107889 Two years ago, high school students Sam Wickert and Eric Leigh created two episodes of an action series called Chalk Warfare, with each episode racking up over 1 million views. Now, still in high school, they’ve created a third episode of the series in which chalk drawings become weapons for a humorous, action-packed battle…

(via VVV)

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Discover anyone’s personality type based on the kind of coffee they drink http://twentytwowords.com/discover-anyones-personality-type-based-on-the-kind-of-coffee-they-drink/ http://twentytwowords.com/discover-anyones-personality-type-based-on-the-kind-of-coffee-they-drink/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:52:05 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107863 Japanese writer and illustrator Ryoko Itawa entertained us with a coffee infographic last month, and she’s back to show us our personalities based on the coffee we drink.

This information is based on a study of the habits of 1,000 coffee drinkers, associating those habits with various personality traits, so we know it’s true. But mostly, this just gives you a reason to poke fun at your favorite latte drinker for being so neurotic…

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(via Design Taxi)

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Once you care about social justice…everything is offensive and nothing is fun http://twentytwowords.com/once-you-care-about-social-justice-everything-is-offensive-and-nothing-is-fun/ http://twentytwowords.com/once-you-care-about-social-justice-everything-is-offensive-and-nothing-is-fun/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:45:36 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107890 A group of hip, socially conscious coworkers try to figure out how they’ll spend their day, but they can’t. Because absolutely every idea they come up with will have profoundly negative consequences…

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The measures in Pharrell’s “Happy” are exactly 6 seconds long, and you know what that means, right? http://twentytwowords.com/the-measures-in-pharrells-happy-are-exactly-6-seconds-long-and-you-know-what-that-means-right/ http://twentytwowords.com/the-measures-in-pharrells-happy-are-exactly-6-seconds-long-and-you-know-what-that-means-right/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:17:06 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107879 It means you can cover it using looping Vine videos, of course…

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29 funny charts that detail painfully accurate “facts” about daily life http://twentytwowords.com/29-funny-charts-that-detail-painfully-accurate-facts-about-daily-life/ http://twentytwowords.com/29-funny-charts-that-detail-painfully-accurate-facts-about-daily-life/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:06:05 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107808 Comic illustrators Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler created a series called Truth Facts, which features graphs and pie charts depicting humorous “facts” about everyday life.

A few of these give us a good opportunity to laugh at others, while some hit a little too close to home…

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(via Fubiz)

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s incisive and personal perspective on why there are so few black scientists http://twentytwowords.com/neil-degrasse-tysons-personal-take-on-why-there-are-so-few-black-scientists/ http://twentytwowords.com/neil-degrasse-tysons-personal-take-on-why-there-are-so-few-black-scientists/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:03:14 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107800 At the end of a panel discussion at the Center for Inquiry back in 2009, an audience member asked a loaded question about whether genetics have anything to do with the disparity between men and women in the sciences.

Neil deGrasse Tyson was brave enough to broach the topic and answered it with a comparison. Instead of discussing women in science specifically, he addressed the topic African Americans in science, sharing his own story of having become an astrophysicist and why so few others follow a similar path…

(The video is an hour long, but only the relevant few minutes will play.)

(via Upworthy)

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Pedestrians stumble around in a comical chase of a $20 bill…being pulled on a fishing line http://twentytwowords.com/pedestrians-stumble-around-in-a-comical-chase-of-a-20-bill-being-pulled-on-a-fishing-line/ http://twentytwowords.com/pedestrians-stumble-around-in-a-comical-chase-of-a-20-bill-being-pulled-on-a-fishing-line/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:45:42 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107790 Anyone seeing a $20 bill on the sidewalk would pick it up. If a breeze swept it up, they’d likely chase after it.

But how long would it take for them to realize the paper money they’re pursuing is actually attached to a fishing line? Let’s find out…

(via Tastefully Offensive)

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Adorable 4-year-old comedian and impressionist has the whole internet laughing at her 6-second videos http://twentytwowords.com/adorable-4-year-old-comedian-and-impressionist-has-the-whole-internet-laughing-at-her-6-second-videos/ http://twentytwowords.com/adorable-4-year-old-comedian-and-impressionist-has-the-whole-internet-laughing-at-her-6-second-videos/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:04:37 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107771 Ava is barely in preschool, but she’s taken over Vine with her hilarious impressions, lessons on flirting, and anything else that she thinks will brighten your day. Here are our favorites…

(Click the icon in the upper left corner of each video to turn the sound on…)

How to flirt

High school girl talking to a friend

High school girl getting frozen yogurt

Girl at a coffee shop

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Why she wears lipstick

Her favorite TV shows

Southern woman

Waving to neighbors

Does she feel bad that it’s Monday?

Why she loves cranberry juice

High school girl with attitude

A word of encouragement

All she wants for Easter

She writes and sings a country song

An old lady

Her thoughts on Easter candy

Grandpa’s thoughts on winter

(via BuzzFeed)

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Cut the music from Pharrell’s “Happy” video and it’s just a bunch of silly people acting crazy in public http://twentytwowords.com/cut-the-music-from-pharrells-happy-video-and-its-just-a-bunch-of-silly-people-acting-crazy-in-public/ http://twentytwowords.com/cut-the-music-from-pharrells-happy-video-and-its-just-a-bunch-of-silly-people-acting-crazy-in-public/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:21:43 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107759 The music video for the now ubiquitous song “Happy” by Pharrell features, as you probably already know, a bunch of people in varying settings dancing and singing along to the song. How wonderfully goofy these characters are is really drawn out by removing the music from the video (and maybe adding in some creative sound effects)…

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Stunned judge and arrested man share a laugh over arrested man’s last name — Cocaine http://twentytwowords.com/stunned-judge-and-arrested-man-share-a-laugh-over-arrested-mans-last-name-cocaine/ http://twentytwowords.com/stunned-judge-and-arrested-man-share-a-laugh-over-arrested-mans-last-name-cocaine/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:59:41 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107748 Several days ago, a man in Florida with a remarkably apropos name was arrested for drug possession — Edward Cocaine. It is his legal name, and according to him, it always has been. He explains that his grandparents coming over from Greece in the 1920′s chose it as a new family name, since it was an English word that sounded similar to their original surname.

On Wednesday, Cocaine came before Judge Jay Hurley. Hurley was initially speechless at the seemingly smartass moniker, but then he and Cocaine had a good laugh about it…

(via NY Daily News)

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Major brands updated with new, honest slogans [23 pics] http://twentytwowords.com/major-brands-updated-with-new-honest-slogans-23-pics/ http://twentytwowords.com/major-brands-updated-with-new-honest-slogans-23-pics/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:33:19 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107669 Since the last time we checked in with graphic designer Clif Dickens‘ Tumblr, Honest Slogans, his hilariously honest takes on major companies’ taglines have only gotten funnier. Here are a few of our favorites…

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(via Laughing Squid)

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A Russian military tank spins donuts in the middle of a Ukrainian street http://twentytwowords.com/a-russian-military-tank-spins-donuts-in-the-middle-of-a-ukrainian-street/ http://twentytwowords.com/a-russian-military-tank-spins-donuts-in-the-middle-of-a-ukrainian-street/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:57:59 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107708 Sloviansk is a city in Eastern Ukraine that sits in the middle of the conflict between pro-Russian and Ukrainian supporters. Pro-Russia forces took over the city in the last week, further escalating the situation.

With tension running so high, the troops involved don’t have much downtime. These troops found a way to lighten the mood, or assert their position, depending on how you look at it…

(via The Daily What)

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Something’s finally being done to stop vertical video — App shows when you’re filming in portrait mode http://twentytwowords.com/somethings-finally-being-done-to-stop-vertical-video-app-shows-when-youre-filming-in-portrait-mode/ http://twentytwowords.com/somethings-finally-being-done-to-stop-vertical-video-app-shows-when-youre-filming-in-portrait-mode/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:46:30 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107716 People have been annoyed by vertical videos for years now, and yet the problem doesn’t seem to be going away. But a simple new feature of this week’s Google Camera app update that has everyone cheering might be the beginning of a workable solution.

Now, if you shoot a video without turning your camera to landscape mode, a simple icon displays in the middle of your screen…

(via The Daily What)

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Comedian with cerebral palsy’s workout video gets autotuned http://twentytwowords.com/comedian-with-cerebral-palsys-workout-video-gets-autotuned/ http://twentytwowords.com/comedian-with-cerebral-palsys-workout-video-gets-autotuned/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:10:04 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107722 Do you remember Zach Anner of Reddit and Oprah fame back in 2010? Well, one of his projects since then has been…of course…exercise videos.

After his most recent installment, the Gregory Brothers couldn’t resist adding their own touch to his work…

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Portraits of Danish children right after ice swimming [5 pictures] http://twentytwowords.com/portraits-of-danish-children-right-after-ice-swimming-5-pictures/ http://twentytwowords.com/portraits-of-danish-children-right-after-ice-swimming-5-pictures/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:28:33 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107672 There’s not a lot of warm summertime in Denmark, “so if you want to enjoy the water you have to get used to the cold,” says photographer Daniel Hjorth as he explains his recent project documenting young Danish ice swimmers.

There is a team of children who all regularly get together and jump in frigid water…just because. Most hop in and hop out; others last up to 15 seconds. And then after their brief but brave swims, Hjorth describes…

…they would find their towels and get inside for a hot shower and maybe a cup of tea, but no hot chocolate – the teacher believed that the kids should learn that they didn’t need a reward for ice swimming, that the swimming was the reward itself.

On one visit, Hjorth set up a white background outside and took photos of the kids between getting out of the icy water and getting that warm shower. You get cold just looking at them…

“I don’t look forward to spring because then the ice swimmer season is over.”

– Lily Krambeck, 8

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“People say that ice swimming gives you a better immune system.”

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“I look forward to getting my first ice swimmer diploma.”

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“My dad said that I will get a present if I finish the season.”

– Dicte Thomasen, 7

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When I hit the water surface, it feels like my whole body pulls together.

– Jonathan Aagesen, 9

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(via National Geographic)

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Parkour dog does backflips, walks on his front paws, and other incredible acrobatics http://twentytwowords.com/parkour-dog-does-backflips-walks-on-his-front-paws-and-other-incredible-acrobatics/ http://twentytwowords.com/parkour-dog-does-backflips-walks-on-his-front-paws-and-other-incredible-acrobatics/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:20:41 +0000 http://twentytwowords.com/?p=107619 We’ve seen Jumpy’s incredible skills on display before, so it’s no surprise that he’s dazzling us again. This time, the athletic canine teamed up with professional parkour athlete Alex Duong to show us what he can do alongside one of the most athletic humans on the planet…

(via Twisted Sifter)

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