TIME Music

This Swedish Band Released Music You Can Only Hear in the Woods

John Moose has specific plans for listeners of their pre-release album app

A folk band from Sweden called John Moose pre-released their first album on a mobile app that fans can only listen to from a forest.

The group’s website, where the album app can be downloaded for free, offers the following cryptic instructions: “Download the John Moose app and walk to the woods. Only there will the album be available for listening.” In an email to Rolling Stone the band explained, “The app uses Google Maps where forests have a specific green color. GPS coordinates are sent from the smartphone to a web service which scans the map through Google Maps Static API and uses a specific algorithm to determine if the user is in the woods ‘enough.'”

The band’s drummer Tobias Norén designed the geolocation feature to get listeners to think about nature, because the album is about a man who decides to remove himself from society and live in nature.

TIME animals

Watch 2 Baby Bears Wrestle in Cutest Match Ever

Don't worry, mama bear was nearby

On a ride back from Hetch Hetchy, a valley in California’s Yosemite National Park, this tourist came across two baby bears duking it out in the middle of the road. While Jeff Molyneaux uploaded this video in July 2011 after his hiking and camping trip, the U.S. Department of the Interior just shared it via Facebook on Tuesday, noting “Don’t worry, the mama bear is out of the shot, just off the road and after the wrestling match, the bear cubs made it safely to her.”

Molyneaux also created a slapstick, lip-dub here:

TIME viral

Big Bird Lip-Syncing ‘Still Not a Player’ Will Ruin Your Childhood

There are some things that kids will just have to find out for themselves

Big Bird, the Sesame Street star, lip-syncs rapper Big Pun’s “Still Not a Player” in the latest YouTube video produced by Internet mashup artist “Animal Robot.” Enjoy the irony of the lyrics bragging about a man sleeping around mixed with video of the children’s TV icon singing a song called “That’s Cooperation.”

Just imagine if Sesame Street taught kids what a “player” is, or maybe it’s best that youngsters find out for themselves when they get to college.

TIME animals

See What a Herd of Elephants Did When a Calf Collapsed in the Middle of a Road

Some scientists argue elephants can show empathy

This viral video claims to show a baby elephant collapsing at Kruger National Park in South Africa and a herd of elephants “helping” it get back on its feet.

Some scientists argue elephants can show empathy. For example, a study of Asian elephants in Thailand published in February 2014 suggested “elephants adopted the emotional state of, touched and called out to those in distress, and did so in ways that seemed to mirror the consolatory behavior we see in other species,” Joshua Plotnik, one of the researchers from the University of Cambridge, said in an interview. In the study, “elephants often rumbled or chirped toward those in distress, and reached out to touch the distressed individual’s mouth and face. If a distressed elephant put their ears out and straightened their tail, the bystanders often did the same.”

TIME society

These High School Students Gave Their Class Trip Money to Principal with Cancer

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They said it is the least they can do after all that she has done for them

After high school seniors in New Hampshire raised $8,000 for a class trip to the Adirondacks in New York, they learned that their principal, Courtney Vashaw, had cancer. So the students decided to use the money to fund her treatment instead.

Students at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem told WMUR that they would organize another trip in the local area and want to host additional fundraisers to help Vashaw.

Christopher Sirois, the senior class president, told WMUR that the principal “has given so much to us that we just wanted to give back.”

 

TIME celebrity

Watch Stephen Curry’s Daughter Riley Take Over His Press Conference (Again)

Even Drake noticed

The daughter of Golden State Warrior guard Stephen Curry hammed it up for the cameras at a post-game press conference after the team beat the Houston Rockets 104-90. She yawned noisily, hid under a black curtain, asked an Oracle arena employee to hold her gum and tried to get a word in while her dad was talking by singing “Blessings” by Drake and Big Sean. Her rendition even got Drake’s attention, and he posted video of it on Instagram:

Way way way

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“She’s way too comfortable,” Curry said.

At a May 19 press conference, she told her dad to “be quiet” and climbed under the table:

Some sports reporters argue these antics make it harder to ask questions: “I am not in favor of having children, especially very young children on the press conference stage,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst told Grantland‘s “The Lowe Post” podcast. “It distracts, totally changes the mood in the room, it removes the professionalism, and it makes the job harder. We have very limited media access to the players in the playoffs as it is.” He argued that with kids at the podium, it becomes awkward to ask tough questions “about how their dads failed, and we can’t do that with kids up there.”

While the Warriors will be advancing to the NBA finals, many will probably just tune in to see what Riley Curry will do next.

TIME society

Watch 100 Years of Indian Beauty in Less Than Two Minutes

Bollywood stars inspired many of the looks in this video

A video production company called Cut has released a video that aims to show how Indian fashion and style has evolved since the 1910s. In less than two minutes, Trisha Miglani, a dancer and student at the University of Pennsylvania, models a range of bindis, henna designs and looks inspired by Bollywood stars throughout the years such as Aishwarya Rai and Sharmila Tagore.

Past “100 years of beauty” segments have sought to enlighten the Internet about Persian, Korean and Mexican cultures, plus one about American style.

TIME animals

This Photobombing Bird Wants to Be a Fighter Jet So Bad

An amateur photographer snapped this epic image

A seagull photobombed an image of Red Arrows, Royal Air Force planes that do acrobatics displays, at the Llandudno Air Show in North Wales.

The bird is so perfectly aligned with the planes that it looks like it is powered by its own engine in this picture taken Saturday by Jade Coxon, an 18-year-old photography student at the University of Chester.

“It was mainly luck,” she told The Telegraph.

Seagulls have a history of photobombing horse races, family photos and traffic cameras. One even refused to fly away until its photo was taken, as one National Geographic photographer discovered.

TIME Food & Drink

Delta Ordered Pizza for Passengers on Delayed Flights

After bad weather grounded or cancelled flights

When inclement weather delayed Delta flights nationwide on Tuesday, the crews ordered pizzas.

Passengers like Riley Vasquez, whose plane to Atlanta got diverted to Knoxville, Tenn., have been sharing pictures of these impromptu “pizza parties” on social media:

The airline experienced more than 100 flights cancellations and more than 650 delays on Tuesday, CNN reported via data from the flight-tracker FlightAware.

What makes a few hour delay of your night flight better? Free pizza! Thanks @delta #MLItoATL #pizza

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Earlier this month, ABC News reported a similar pizza party took place on a Delta flight that was diverted to Charleston after the cabin was enveloped in smoke.

TIME animals

Here Are 3 Baby Goats Wearing Sweaters

You're welcome

The only thing cuter than a video of newborn goat triplets is a video of newborn goat triplets wearing sweaters.

The Nigerian dwarf goat triplets hail from Denmans Critters Farm in Obion County, Tenn., the most northwest corner of the state. Two are female, and the male is the one wearing a blue, yellow and brown sweater in this clip.

The same YouTube channel went viral a few months ago for dressing up a Nigerian dwarf goat named Peppa Lass as Queen Elsa of Arendelle from the hit Disney movie Frozen.

(h/t Laughing Squid)

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