video chinese astronaut plays table tennis in zero gravity
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Let’s just put this out there: Gravity is the worst.

You know why gravity’s the worst? Because it prevents us from really reaching our ping pong potential. Sure, we can bask in the glory that is Forrest Gump playing table tennis against a wall, but are we really doing something meaningful?

Chinese astronaut Chen Dong thinks we can do better. So when he was on a local TV show in China, he showed off just how far humanity could reach without dumb gravity holding us down. What do you think of that, Sir Isaac Newton?

Check out these gifs from Mashable and say that gravity's worth it:

via Mashable

via Mashable

Or check out the whole video from CCTV on China Daily.

Chen plays it by himself, but he still has some catching up to do with NASA’s Scott Kelly, who plays “water ping pong.” Still, they are both strikes against gravity, which stinks.

At the top of the trash heap that was 2016, sits Michael Jordan, crying proudly. As has been covered to death, this has been a pretty awful year, but for some reason the image of a tearful #23 has been a beacon of light for all of us.

via GIPHY

Last night, President Barack Obama honored 21 individuals with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. Robert De Niro, Ellen Degeneres, and Bill and Melinda Gates accepted the honor, as did Michael Jordan, who, true to form, cried a little bit. Yes, as one of his last acts as president, Obama brought the crying Michael Jordan meme to life.

A second crying Michael Jordan meme was born that day, and Twitter gave thanks early. Check out some of the best reactions: 

View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Via: TMZ
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Keep your hands to yourself, especially if you’re dealing with Justin Bieber.

Heading to his show last night in Barcelona, Justin “Danger” Beiber was driving through a crowd of fans. He wished them well as drove through, allowing them a glimpse at his royal Biebness. But his trust was quickly taken advantage of. A crazed fan, probably drunk on the power one receives when they lock eyes with Bieber, broke the seal and reached into Bieber’s limo aka the Bieb-mobile aka the Bieber Express aka Derek the Limo. What’s Bieber to do? The only thing an international man of mystery can: Punch him in the face.

That’s right, Bieber gave the fan the old one-two salute right in the jaw, and the fan was left bloodied on the street as Bieber drove away. Put some ice on those knucks, Bieber. You live to fight another day.

Bieber's fans quickly came to his aide:

via @justinbibershi

via @ibieberauhlls

via @ladybonerss

Via: Wired
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

You hear it every year:

“Turkey makes me sleepy because I’m a wittle baby.”

You’re probably so sick of hearing that, and not just because you invited a giant talking baby to your Thanksgiving again, but also because it’s not necessarily true.

via GIPHY

Wired has taken umbrage with the idea that the tryptophan-heavy turkey is what causes the Thanksgiving tiredness. In fact, as they point out in this bite-sized video, it’s the whole meal that makes you tired.

From soup to nuts, or whatever Thanksgiving metaphor that works better for this article, the whole meal delivers a hardy mixture of tryptophan and carbs. Ugh, not them again. Basically you get tired because all the food you eat contains these chemicals and all the carbs in potatoes and stuffing you cram down your gullet on Turkey Day force your body to slow down and digest.

Check it out the video and be the smartest person at the table.

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

What can really be said about a flub like this?

It’s bad, real bad.

In the future, the flub will probably be put into gif form and used as shorthand to express grief over the failure of a sure thing.

As Deadspin put it “This is not hyperbole.” This might be the worst shot ever taken. This player from a “Serbian lower league” misses an open goal from, like, an inch away. It's hard to watch.

via YouTube

georgia man does not know election results intends to never find out
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

They say a lot of people in this country live in an echo chamber, but one Georgia man lives in a “Bubble.”

Not an actual bubble, though. He’s not Jake Gyllenhaal in Bubble Boy. He just refuses to find out who won the presidential election. 

In Brunswick, Ga, The Huffington Post reports, Joe Chandler fell asleep on election night without finding out the results, and he intends to keep it that way. 

“Having subtracted myself from this political fracas and all of the mayhem of the digital media, I kind of found the center of the cyclone, it is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance,” Chandler said.

via Reddit

When he goes outside, he pops on a pair of headphones and a sign that reads, “I don’t know who won, and don’t want to. PLEASE DON’T TELL ME.”

Ignorance is bliss, but Chandler doesn’t think he’s going to make it 2020, like he hopes.

“I’ll be lucky to make it [tomorrow].”

That must be nice, to be able to separate yourself from society so much that not only do you not know who the president is, but also people aren’t shouting it at you on the street. Anyway, for the rest of you, and especially Joe Chandler: Donald Trump is our next president. Welcome to reality.

rare pikachu pokemon card sells at auction for more than 50000
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

A Pokémon card sold at action for $54,970. That's a lot of money for a Pokémon card. Not that you’re worried that that card might’ve been in that box of Pokémon cards you threw out of your dad’s house last weekend.

Deep breaths. Deep breaths. Everything’s fine.

The Pokémon card in question, which sold at Heritage Auctions over the weekend, was a super-rare, mint condition “Pokémon Illustrator” card, one of 39. Not that one of the other 38 could’ve been in that box marked “Pokémon Cards and Other Junk” you just tossed out on Sunday.

Just count to ten. Count to ten. It wasn’t in there. It couldn’t’ve been.

Just look real close at it. Holographic of chubby little Pikachu painting a Charmander. Oh, no. That was definitely the card.

via GIPHY

According to Mashable,

“Before you start thumbing through your old Pokémon card collection to see if you have an Illustrator yourself, the card was never in circulation — the 39 cards that exist were handed out as prizes for a three different Pokémon illustration contests held by CoroCoro Comic in the late-‘90s.”

Mashable also translated the card, which honestly, is a huge relief:

"We certify that your illustration is an excellent entry in the Pokémon Card Game Illust Contest. Therefore, we state that you are an Officially Authorized Pokémon Card Illustrator and admire your skill."

Oh. I guess, I should stop frantically calling my dad and finish the article before…

Wow, pretty cool about that card, huh? Hey, who wants to go get some frosty chocolate milkshakes and never talk about this again.

via Super Amazing Cupcake

Back to Top