TIME Business

This Elaborate Post-It Proposal Is Surprisingly Sweet

Will she stick with him?

An ad made by 3M brand Post-It in Korea shows a man renting out three floors of a skyscraper for an elaborate marriage proposal.

A description of the spot says he used 250 people to create an image of a heart with Post-It notes and a special message asking his girlfriend to marry him. The clip has racked up nearly 2 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded on April 19.

The ad was made in honor of White Day, a South Korean holiday similar to Valentine’s Day in which men give women candy and gifts (whereas on Valentine’s Day, women give men sweets).

(h/t AdWeek)

TIME celebrity

Watch Taylor Swift Try to Have an Entirely Rational Conversation With Sheep

See the look of shear frustration on her face

Important lessons from today: 1) Sheep are impossible to reason with. 2) Sheep are rude.

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Taylor Swift: Singer, songwriter … shepherdess? Not so fast. On Monday, the pop star posted a video on Instagram of herself talking to some sheep with the caption “1) Sheep are impossible to reason with. 2) Sheep are rude.”

The animals seem to be more interested in whether she brought food for them than listening to whatever the seven-time Grammy winner has to say. And they do not look a bit sheepish about interrupting her either. Maybe they just want her autograph? Regardless, she is turned off by their dismissiveness. Talk about bahhh-d blood.

 

TIME animals

90-Year-Old Tortoise Gets Wheels After Losing Legs in Rat Attack

Her owner says Mrs. T is on a roll

A 90-year-old tortoise named Mrs. T now has a pair of wheels to get around after a rat gnawed off her front legs while she was hibernating in a garden shed earlier this month in Pembroke, West Wales, The Telegraph and BBC News report.

Owner Jude Ryder turned to son Dale Sinclair-Jones, an engineer, who glued an axis connecting wheels from a model aircraft onto her shell.

Now the pet reptile can reportedly move faster than ever, so hares everywhere better watch out.

TIME Food & Drink

This is Where You Can Try Taco Bell’s Fritos Taco

Tacos with a shell made out of Fritos

Reddit is all abuzz about Taco Bell’s new Fritos Taco, which has been spotted in Memphis, Tenn.

The fast-food chain is testing this $1.49 item, which boasts a shell made out of “original” and “chili cheese”-flavored Fritos. Taco Bell hopes the item will be as successful as its Doritos Locos taco.

The test has been expected since December 2014, when Taco Bell showed a photo of one during a presentation to investors.

The chain already offers a burrito stuffed with Fritos corn chips.

TIME viral

Watch Jack Nicholson React to Jared Leto as The Joker

Batman's famous foe gets a makeover

An entertainer known as “ToniEmCee” has created a video that makes it look like actor Jack Nicholson is sobbing at a terrifying new photo of Jared Leto as a tattooed version of The Joker from the upcoming film Suicide Squad — an image that has now become a meme.

The clip adapts a scene from the 2002 movie About Schmidt, in which the three-time Academy Award winner — who played The Joker in the 1989 Batman — breaks down while looking at drawing by Ngodu, a six-year-old Tanzanian boy whom he sponsors.

Read next: See Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad

TIME Internet

You Can Now Use Emojis in Hashtags on Instagram

emojis instagram new filters
Lionel Bonaventure/AFP—Getty Images

The update also includes three new photo filters

This Instagram update will make emoji lovers :-) .

The social network has announced that emojis will now show up in hashtags and in the app’s search function, bringing us one step closer to a society that does not have to use words to communicate.

The photo-sharing site is also rolling out a few new filters called “Lark,” “Reyes” and “Juno” (named after Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger’s dog). According to a description of these filters in a blog post:

Lark desaturates reds while punching up blues and greens to bring your landscapes to life. Reyes brings a dusty, vintage look to your moments. And finally, Juno tints cool tones green while making warm tones pop and whites glow for vibrant photos of people.

Read next: Google Removes Illustration of Android Robot Urinating on the Apple Logo in Google Maps

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TIME Family & Relationships

This Little Boy’s Reaction to Dandelions Is Totally Delightful

His laugh is infectious

Tom Fletcher, a blue-haired singer and guitarist known for performing with bands McFly and McBusted, has shared a video of his son Buzz seeing dandelions for the first time. Watch the little guy crack up repeatedly as his father blows at the florets and sends them flying. Though judging by how hard it is to break apart the last dandelion in this clip, it seems like the youngster is more amused by the sounds his father is making. The sweet moment has racked up nearly a million views since it was uploaded to YouTube two days ago.

 

TIME Bizarre

16 Ways People Have Tried to Destroy Their Apple Watches

See what happens when a car runs over one

While some people are desperate to get their hands on Apple Watches, others are already trying to destroy them.

Watch CNET journalist Sharon Profis, host of this torture exercise, try whacking it with a seven-pound cast-iron skillet, rubbing it against different kitchen graters, stepping on it repeatedly and submerging it in cold and boiling water. Profis also dunks the timepiece in red wine and coats it in various condiments such as soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, peanut butter and Nutella.

Meanwhile, a Canadian tech blog (MW Technology on YouTube) tried hitting it with a rubber mallet, irreparably scratching it with various razor-sharp blades, a bagful of keys and against a stone column, before finally running it over with a car:

The gadget was also subjected to a 15-minute cycle in a washing machine:

And another YouTube user TechRax — known for boiling an iPhone 6 in Coca-Cola — pulled a less dramatic stunt, simulating what would happen to an Apple Watch with a blue sport band if someone accidentally dropped the gadget in such a way that it hit the ground face-first.

TIME animals

Watching This Woman Meet Her New Puppy Will Definitely Make You Cry

Puppy love at first sight

A 30-second clip of a woman sitting on a mattress and playing with her new puppy has racked up more than a million views on YouTube since it was uploaded on April 25.

It is definitely not the most dramatic reaction to a new puppy out there on the web. For instance, just watch this little girl scream her head off when her mom buys her one or this grandmother cry with happiness over her new Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

TIME Sports

Wimbledon Bans Selfie Sticks

Dan Kitwood—Getty Images Jocelyn Rae of Great Britain poses for a selfie with fans after her Mixed Doubles first round match with Colin Fleming against Scott Lipsky of the United States and Jie Zheng of China on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2014 in London, England

Organizers cited the much-maligned accessory's "nuisance value"

The Wimbledon tennis tournament has banned selfie sticks.

The Sunday Times reports that the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club referred the “nuisance value” of the accessory (a monorod that is supposed to make taking selfies on cell phones easier) in a statement and said the fans will be prohibited from bringing them into the Grounds so as not to “interfere with spectators’ enjoyment.”

In the last few months, art museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) have also banned the device because of concerns that visitors waving selfie sticks could damage the artworks.

Read next: How the Selfie Stick Is Killing the Selfie

 

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