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This Baby Sloth Totally Thinks This Teddy Bear Is His Mother

The sloth's real mother, Marilyn, can't rear him

The London Zoo has released photos of its seven-week-old, two-toed baby sloth Edward hugging a stuffed animal.

The sloth is named after Johnny Depp’s role as Edward Scissorhands because of its four-inch-long claws.

It is being hand-reared by a zookeeper, Kelly-Anne Kelleher, after its mother, Marilyn, stopped producing milk. According to the zoo, “To help build up the muscles that Edward would normally use holding on to [mom], keeper Kelly-Anne customised his sloth-teddy with carabiners so that it can be hung from a branch, enabling the youngster to climb on and strengthen his little limbs.”

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The Number of Ways You Can Put Together 6 LEGO Bricks Will Astound You

The math professor who created this computer program appears in the documentary A Lego Brickumentary, out July 31

With the Danish documentary on LEGO, A LEGO Brickumentary, premiering in U.S. theaters, iTunes, and OnDemand Friday, the gaming news website Kotaku posted a clip from the film profiling the math professor who became famous for calculating that there are 915,103,765 ways to combine six, eight-stud LEGO bricks.

Inspired by a LEGOLAND display that seemed to lowball the number at 103 million, Søren Eilers from the University of Copenhagen created a computer program that now drums up that figure in 5 minutes. Why was LEGO’s estimate off? Eilers says it’s because it only counted the ways bricks could be stacked on top of each other in tower formations, not accounting how low, wide structures can be put together.

To figure out how many ways seven bricks can be combined, it took Eilers two hours. Eight bricks? Nearly 21 days (20.83 to be exact). Nine? Ten? That would take years, hundreds of years, he says, so something to think about if you have some free time this summer.

 

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Relive the Best Lines From Seinfeld in Under 3 Minutes

An early Festivus present

A new supercut video is perfect for Seinfeld fans who are looking to procrastinate. In a little over two minutes, it highlights some of the most memorable lines from the so-called “show about nothing.” From George’s aphorism, “It’s not a lie if you believe it,” Jerry’s greeting “Hello…Newman,” and words you have probably already incorporated into your vocabulary like “close-talker” or “low-talker” — which was used to describe a woman Kramer went out with who talked Jerry into wearing a “puffy shirt” on TODAY.

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Man Stops Robbery Mid-Proposal, Woman Obviously Says Yes

Hero husband-to-be

NBC Charlotte reports a man proposing to his girlfriend at the restaurant Salsarita’s Monday was interrupted by a man who broke in and attempted to rob the place.

Nicholas Anderson told the news station that he put the robber in a chokehold when he tried to flee, knocking him out. Then he went back to the original task at hand, taking her to Winkler Park — which was supposed to be the plan B venue — to pop the question. His girlfriend, Deanna Deal, said yes.

As Anderson told the news station, “After all of that happened, asking her to marry me wasn’t near as bad.”

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Watch 1000 Musicians Play ‘Learn to Fly’ to Inspire Dave Grohl to Do a Concert in Italy

A thousand musicians appear to have learned how to play the Foo Fighters’ song “Learn to Fly” together in an effort to inspire Dave Grohl to come and play in Cesena, Italy. The website “Rockin’ 1000″ claims the group has not been to Romagna since 1997. These diehard fans had to raise 44,000 euros (nearly $50,000) in a crowdfunding campaign to pull off the stunt. Now it is just a question of whether the Foo Fighters or Dave Grohl will see the video and post on social media that he will be there — or not.

Read next: Watch Dave Grohl Make This Guy’s Birthday the Best Ever

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Watch Jason Segel and Jimmy Fallon Teach a Master Class on Ridiculous Conversations

It's all part of a game called Word Sneak

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night, actor Jason Segel joined Fallon for a game of “Word Sneak,” in which the two are challenged to insert random words into a normal conversation. When Segel is tasked with using the word “Mongoose,” he says he wants to head down South to check out “mongeese,” while Fallon talks about doing a “squat thrust” in Norway to communicate with the locals.

The actor appeared on the late-night show to promote his starring role as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour, out in theaters July 31.

 

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Watch the First Clip From The Unauthorized Full House Story

The 50-second clip highlights the trouble in paradise

Lifetime has released the first clip from The Unauthorized Full House Story, premiering on August 22 at 10 p.m.

The 50-second clip is supposed to show the drama behind the scenes of the sitcom. The actor playing John Stamos’s character Jesse (Justin Gaston) complains the Olsen twins are not comfortable on stage. Bob Saget (Garrett Brawith), who plays Danny Tanner, the wholesome TV anchor dad in the original show, gets yelled at off-stage for making a vulgar remark in front of the actress playing the character Stephanie (Dakota Guppy) — which is not surprising, given how raunchy his set is in real life.

Meanwhile, behind-the-scenes looks at Netflix’s upcoming 21st century Fuller House paint a much happier picture. John Stamos revealed this week that his character is still married to Becky (Lori Loughlin) in the reboot.

 

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See an Eagle Try to Fly Away From Prince Charles and Camilla

Sandingham Flower Show
Chris Jackson—Getty Images Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall react as Zephyr (a bald eagle), the mascot of the Army Air Corps flaps his wings at Sandringham Flower Show on July 29, 2015, in King's Lynn, England.

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Photos taken Wednesday show Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, looking surprised when the eagle mascot for the Army Air Corps, Zephyr, flapped its wings in their faces at the annual Sandringham Flower Show at the Queen’s Norfolk estate.

“That’s why I’m not holding him,” The Prince of Wales said afterwards, according to The Telegraph.

Twitter is having a field day with the puns. A tweet from MSN: “Prince Charles gets in a flap with an eagle”

A Clarence House spokesperson told The Telegraph: “I think the pictures are more dramatic than it actually was.”

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Everything Is Awesome When This Parrot Sings ‘Everything Is Awesome’ From the Lego Movie

Will it land a record deal?

Birds on Safari, a pet store in Stuart, Fla., posted a video of a yellow-naped Amazon parrot named Princess Yellowfeather that appears to sing “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie.

It also sings Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.” (Someone let Bridget Jones know so she won’t feel alone!)

And in a June 29 clip, it appears to try and belt out “Close to You” by The Carpenters, specifically the “Why do birds suddenly appear” part of the song.

No word on whether Princess Yellowfeather is producing an album, working on an auto-tuned remix single or at least planning to star in a regular show at Miami’s “Parrot Jungle.”

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Watch Jimmy Fallon Try to Sober Up a Drunk Ron Weasley on The Tonight Show

To celebrate Harry Potter's birthday

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the comedian brought out a drunk version of Ron Weasley, the hapless redhead from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, to gin up hype for the fictional hero’s birthday, which is July 31.

As expected, “Drunk Ron Weasley” acted like the worst birthday party attendee ever as he proceeded to chug a bottle of Jack Daniel’s, sob about how Hermione left him and make a lot of perverted jokes. Meanwhile, Fallon tried to keep him quiet (and clothed) so that the bad behavior did not ruin the magic of the series.

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