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
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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


TIME Bizarre

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

The user-generated drawing was spotted in Google Maps on Friday

A new twist in Google’s and Apple’s battle for world domination: Google has removed an illustration of the Android robot relieving itself on the Apple logo found in Google Maps, just outside of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

CNN Money reports that former Samsung employee Ahmad Babar noticed the crude image and uploaded this screenshot to Instagram:

Has anyone else seen this on Google Maps? Saw it while searching for a place in Rawalpindi

A photo posted by Ahmad Babar (@ahmadbabar) on

Another user-generated image that has since been removed:

The tool relies on contributors to keep maps of their areas current with local, insider information, and a regular, “vetted” contributor appears to be responsible for the gag, a Google spokesperson told the website.

It’s not the first time this kind of a joke has happened. The Washington Post points out that last week, a map of the White House displayed a fake business called “Edward’s Snow Den.”

TIME celebrity

See What Happened When Late Late Show‘s James Corden Arranged a Blind Date on Air

He and Jason Alexander kept a close eye on the couple

On the The Late Late Show with James Corden Thursday night, one of the sketches involved the comedian setting up a man and a woman on a blind date at a Hollywood restaurant. Of course, because this is late-night television, Corden has bugged the room, so he and Jason Alexander (aka George on Seinfeld) could spy on the two.


TIME celebrity

Watch Mark Ruffalo Answer the ‘Sexist’ Questions Scarlett Johansson Always Gets

Get ready to learn about the Hulk's suit preferences

In this clip, Cosmopolitan UK asked Avengers: Age of Ultron star Mark Ruffalo the kind of “sexist” questions his co-star Scarlett Johansson has to answer in interviews all the time, such as:

  • “What are you wearing on the red carpet this evening?”
  • “Do you have any special poses for the red carpet that you know will be so flattering?”
  • “Did you feel much pressure to slim down, get in shape, go on a diet?”
  • “Have you got any sort of cleansing tips on the removing the tough-to-remove makeup?”

Johansson, who plays the Black Widow in the superhero series, looks amused as Ruffalo embraces “his feminine side.”

TIME society

See the Sweet Way a Straight Teen Asked His Gay BFF to Prom

A heartwarming 'promposal'

The Internet is buzzing about Jacob Lescenski of Las Vegas Desert Oasis High School, who asked his gay best friend and Student Council president Anthony Martinez to prom in front of the whole school.

Here is a photo of how he asked, which has racked up thousands of retweets and favorites:

‘Tis the season for “promposals,” in which high schoolers ask each other to prom in elaborate ways, from the massively successful stunts shown on Jumbotrons in sports arenas to the massive fails like fake bomb threats that lead to week-long suspensions.

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