TIME society

Cards Against Humanity Introduces Science-Themed Cards to Fund College Scholarships for Women

Students play Cards Against Humanity in Denver, Colorado in 2012.
Brian Cahn—Zuma Press/Corbis Students play Cards Against Humanity in Denver, Colorado in 2012.

The scholarships will be funded by sales of the game's new expansion pack

Playing Cards Against Humanity can result in one laugh-out-loud joke after another, but a new college scholarship sponsored by the game’s creators is no joke.

The company says proceeds from sales of its new science-themed expansion pack will go toward its new Science Ambassador Scholarship, which will offer a full ride for women who want to pursue undergraduate degrees in science and are starting college in the fall of 2016.

Applications will be reviewed by more than forty judges who have worked at NASA, Harvard Medical School and the National Science Foundation, among other prestigious institutions. The program will also be run in partnership with Zach Weinersmith of the web comic “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal” and astronomer Phil Plait of the Bad Astronomy book and blog series.

Game co-creator Josh Dillon, who is getting a PhD in astrophysics at MIT, said in a statement: “Women are underrepresented in science, tech, engineering, and math, and we felt like the funding from this pack could have the greatest impact by making it possible for more women to get an education in those fields.”

Needless to say, while the game is a way to make science more fun, women studying for finals in these courses should not mistake these cards for flash cards.

 

TIME Family & Relationships

The Amazing Story of How Two Men Saved Each Other 30 Years Apart

They were reunited over the weekend at a charity event

A paramedic and pediatrician who saved each other’s lives participated in a charity event Sunday that raised money for life-saving cancer research.

KTLA reports that paramedic Chris Trokey was one of the people who rescued pediatrician Dr. Michael Shannon from a car accident on March 29, 2011. Trokey did not realize until he got to the hospital that he was the same Michael Shannon who, 30 years prior, had worked round the clock to nurse him back to health after he was born prematurely, weighing just over three pounds.

Trokey told KTLA that Shannon is now his son’s pediatrician.

According to the news station, Shannon and Trokey shaved their heads at a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

TIME viral

Watch an A Cappella Group Perform ‘Dayenu’ in 8 Totally Different Musical Styles

The Maccabeats celebrate Passover with a dubstep version of the traditional seder song

In a new video for Passover first published on Time.com, the all-male members of the Jewish a cappella group The Maccabeats sing “Dayenu,” a traditional seder song of thanks, in different musical styles — doo-wop, polka, funk, metal, “island,”dubstep, barbershop and even to the tune of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

The short film shows the group members singing these covers to liven up the seder experience for two little kids, who act bored and are falling asleep at the table. Julian Horowitz, Director of the Maccabeats, says the point of this Passover-themed parody is to encourage youngsters and others around the seder table to “make the traditions their own,” as “engaging the younger generation is one of the major themes of the Passover seder.”

Passover lasts from the evening of April 3 to the evening of April 11.

Read next: Rock Hashana: 10 Stars of the New Jewish Music

TIME society

Watch a Woman Recreate 100 Years of Fitness Trends in 100 Seconds

Grab some hand weights

A new viral video pays tribute to fitness trends from the early 20th century to the present day, where Zumba! classes are apparently all the rage.

Produced by Benenden Health, a healthcare service in the U.K., the clip showcases every fitness fad, such as stretches dating back to the 1920s that mimic the Charleston dance moves, and the Trim Twist, which dates back to the 1960s and consists of a brown board that women would stand on to twist away “bulging thighs” and “heaping hips,” as one advertisement put it.

The montage will also bring back memories of Jazzercise, 80s aerobics and workout wear that consists of wearing fanny packs over brightly-colored leotards — and aren’t we glad those days are behind us?

Read next: See 100 Years of Korean Beauty Trends In Just 90 Seconds

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TIME Family & Relationships

This Fetus Appears to Be Clapping Along to Mom’s Singing in the Womb

Captured during an ultrasound appointment

YouTube user “Jen Cardinal” uploaded an ultrasound that appears to show a fetus clapping as the doctor and the baby’s family sing “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.” The video has racked up more than 2.4 million views and questions about whether a fetus could really do that.

While the family claims the fetus clapped three times, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists told TODAY.com in a statement that a fetus could unknowingly make movements that look like that, and if it did clap, then it is possible that it happened once and the video was edited to look like it happened over and over again.

TIME celebrity

Watch Justin Timberlake Mock Taylor Swift’s Reaction to Winning Awards

2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards On NBC - Backstage And Audience
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia Singer Justin Timberlake attends the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on NBC from The Shrine Auditorium on March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.

He did what all of us were thinking on our couches

At the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night, Justin Timberlake mocked the way Taylor Swift freaks out at awards shows. When her song “Blank Space” cinched the award for “Best Lyrics,” Timberlake mimed losing his cool and walked toward the stage, pretending to accept the award for her. She played along, and a viewer captured the whole act on Vine:

This time, however, such outbursts could be considered understandable given that she won several top awards, such as Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “Shake It Off.”

(h/t Cosmopolitan)

 

TIME Sports

Watch an NCAA Player Accidentally Reveal His Crush at a Press Conference

Nigel Hayes' embarrassment is so real

A college basketball player put the madness in March Madness this week when he said something he didn’t mean to say while his mic was hot.

At a Sweet Sixteen press conference in Los Angeles, Nigel Hayes, a sophomore forward for the Wisconsin Badgers, turned to one of his teammates and, referring to the stenographer, said “Gosh, she’s beautiful.” His mic picked that up, and the whole room started laughing. He asked the woman, “Did you hear that?” and covered his face.

(h/t Bleacher Report)

Read next: North Carolina Coach Sends $200 Check to All of His Former Players in His Will

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TIME Bizarre

Watch a Guy Build an Iron Throne Out of Carrots for His Pet Rabbit

"The carrot throne is mine by rights"

The ultimate Game of Thrones fan and animal lover has built a replica of the series’ Iron Throne entirely out of shredded carrots for his Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rabbit named Wallace — also known as “Wallace the Mad King” on YouTube.

Did the rabbit eat all of the veggies? In a Reddit thread, the owner admits “I ate most of it.”

In the user’s last viral stunt, he taught the rabbit how to fetch him a beer.

Season 5 of the hit HBO show premieres April 12.

TIME viral

Watch a Passover-Themed A Cappella Parody of ‘Uptown Funk’

It's pitch perfect

Grab the popcorn — or matzo! On Wednesday, Jewish a cappella group Six13 debuted its Passover-themed parody of “Uptown Funk,” the hit Mark Ronson song featuring Bruno Mars, exclusively on Time.com.

Sample lyrics:

This is that age old
Passover tale that’s retold
This is what we listen to
While eatin’ through those matzah pieces
Climbin’, tilin’
Buildin’ Egyptian cities
We worked hard and prayed to G-d
And He freed us all, so get ready
It’s Pesach! (Oh man)
There was a burning bush on fire, man
It’s Pesach! (Big fans)
Cause the Pharaoh drew God’s ire, man
It’s Pesach! (Change pans)
So he took us out of Mitz-ra-yim
It’s Pesach! (Let’s scram)
So it’s bad if you have chametz (Clean it up)
Kids, singin ma nishtana (3x)
Cause Uptown Passover’s comin’ to ya (3x)
Seder tonight and we saved you a spot
Don’t be slavin’, just nosh (6x)

Six13 is the same group behind the viral Hanukkah parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”

The spoof is so catchy that you will probably get the lyrics stuck in your head and sing them all through Passover, which begins the evening of April 3 and ends the evening of April 11.

Read next: Rock Hashana: 10 Stars of the New Jewish Music

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TIME animals

See Elephants Stop Truck From Overturning After It Gets Stuck in Mud

The elephants were on their way to a circus in Texas

Police found two elephants trying to keep the 18-wheeler transporting them from overturning during its journey from New Orleans to the Dallas area Tuesday morning.

The truck, carrying three elephants from a Florida circus, got stuck in mud on Interstate 49 near the Powhatan exit in Natchitoches Parish, La., at about 7 a.m., according to a statement from the Natcitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. A “local wrecker service” was called in to extract the truck.

The elephants were en route to a circus in Frisco, Texas.

Natcitoches Parish Sheriff's Office
Natcitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office
Natcitoches Parish Sheriff's Office
Natcitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office

(h/t ABC News)

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