TIME viral

Watch Pranksters Trick iPhone Users Into Thinking Android Is the New iOS9

"I just think Apple is always better"

Alexander Spoor and Sacha Harland, the brains behind the Dutch YouTube comedy series “Dit Is Normal,” released a video in which pranksters demonstrate Android software on an iPhone and try to convince Apple customers that it is the highly-anticipated iOS9.

People on the street seem convinced, saying “I like it a lot” and “it does look better,” describing it as “faster, smoother, prettier, and more practical.”

According to the clip, the purpose of the stunt was to prove that “it doesn’t matter what Apple releases because people are going to think it’s prettier, bigger and better than the competition anyway.”

TIME Family & Relationships

A Baby Was Born Overnight at the World Trade Center

The One World Trade Center Tower is seen from West Street in New York
Mike Segar—Reuters The One World Trade Center Tower is seen from West Street in New York, May 20, 2015.

She was delivered by a Port Authority police officer

A baby was born at 2:36 a.m. on the PATH concourse inside the World Trade Center’s transportation hub.

Port Authority police officer and trained EMT Brian McGraw, 34, was at the scene with two other colleagues, and he helped deliver Mawra Abdrabo’s baby, with the woman’s husband and 2-year-old son there as well, the New York Times reports. An ambulance took mom and her newborn daughter, Asenat, to NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, where the baby, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces, is in stable condition, a Port Authority spokesperson told the Times.

TIME celebrities

Kermit and Miss Piggy Have Broken Up

"We will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al."

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced that they have broken up, just a month before The Muppets TV reboot premieres on ABC.

Here’s the statement that appears on both characters’ Facebook pages:

“After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship. We will continue to work together on television (“The Muppets”/Tuesdays 8pm this fall on ABC) and in all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the universe. However, our personal lives are now distinct and separate, and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al. This is our only comment on this private matter. Thank you for your understanding.”

The two appeared together at a Television Critics Association panel Tuesday, where Kermit revealed his new “girlfriend” works in marketing at ABC:

Miss Piggy remained her confident self:

TIME viral

Watch a Blogger Turn His Smartphone Into a 3D Hologram Projector

Finally, something to do with your old CD cases

A YouTube channel that dishes out technology advice “Mrwhosetheboss” appears to have a strategy for turning smartphones into 3D hologram projectors that involves a plastic CD cover, a glass cutter, a sheet of graph paper, some tape, and a pen. The video has racked up more than 2.3 million views in two days.

Other YouTube users have posted tutorials about this trick before, but this clip has just become the most popular on the video-sharing website. Inventors have even tried to crowdsource a gadget that turns iPads into hologram projectors.

TIME society

These Are the Top 10 Ranked Party Schools in America

TIME.com stock photos Drinking Fraternity Frat Solo Cups
Elizabeth Renstrom for TIME

The University of Illinois is number 1 on the Princeton Review list

Princeton Review announced the top 10 party schools in America on Monday, one of more than 60 rankings in the 2016 version of its The Best 380 Colleges guide.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign leads this year’s list. Some online reviews give the school an A+ for party scene, touting “Tuesday wine nights,” while the area has been known for letting anyone age 19 and older in bars.

Here is the full list:

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2. University of Iowa
3. University of Wisconsin-Madison
4. Bucknell University
5. Syracuse University
6. University of California-Santa Barbara
7. West Virginia University
8. University of Georgia
9. Tulane University
10. Colgate University

West Virginia University, the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Syracuse are no strangers to this list, while Tulane graduates might be relieved to see the school is also ranked in the top 10 of Princeton Review’s newest list, “Students Most Engaged in Community Service.”

TIME Food & Drink

PEZ to Dispense an Animated Movie

The candy company has struck a deal with a production company

PEZ and Envision Media Arts announced Monday that the companies are teaming up to make an animated movie about the tiny brick-shaped candy and its dispensers, written by Brothers in Law screenwriter Cameron Fay.

“The name PEZ was derived from the German word for peppermint… PfeffErminZ. Today, over 3 billion PEZ Candies are consumed annually in the U.S.A. alone,” according to the PEZ website.

No word on the plot, so may the speculation begin about whether the PEZ dispensers will be used as weapons that dispense poisonous candies or fire missiles at enemy combatants . . . or whatever.

TIME Sports

‘Ultimate Frisbee’ Recognized by the International Olympic Committee

Disc-uss!

On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) fully recognized the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), ultimate frisbee’s governing body, during its 128th session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That means ultimate frisbee is eligible for IOC funding and can compete with other sports for inclusion in future Olympic games, Sports Illustrated‘s website and Reuters report.

“This is an incredible milestone in the 30 year history of WFDF and a further important step for our International Federation in the development of our sport worldwide,” WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch said in a statement. “Today’s decision will give a further boost to our efforts to increasing the presence of Flying Disc sports in all countries and on all continents.”

 

 

TIME viral

This Might Be the Most Intense ‘Uptown Funk’ Cover Yet

The meme that will never end

Just when you thought the “Uptown Funk” meme craze was over, YouTube user dondrapersayswhat edits footage from 280 movies so that it looks like the characters are singing “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. The mashup took three months to make, according to a description of the clip on the video-sharing website. Movies featured include everything from The Godfather to The Hangover. To see a full list of titles as the clip plays, press the “closed captioning” button (“CC”) on the lower right-hand corner of the YouTube screen.

 

TIME Sports

Watch a Guy ‘Surf’ Massive Waves in Tahiti on a Dirt Bike

Cowabunga!

In a video released Sunday, Australian motorbike stunt rider Robbie “Maddo” Maddison rides a dirt bike through waves at Teahupoo and Papara in Tahiti, a French Polynesian island in the Pacific Ocean. In about 24 hours, YouTube footage of the stunt, which was part of a promotion for Maddo’s shoe line with DC Shoes, generated more than 3 million views.

How did it feel? Maddison told Surfer magazine, “I’ve never felt like I was in the wrong place at the wrong time more than I did right there. It was a near-death experience.”

Past death-defying stunts include doing a backflip over London’s Tower Bridge and jumping over the Corinth Canal in Greece — both on a motorbike.

 

TIME Family & Relationships

See the Amazing Way This Man Helped His Wife With Amnesia Remember Their Wedding

Donations poured in after a successful crowdfunding campaign

A Tennessee woman who could not remember her wedding day because she had amnesia got married for a second time in Virginia on Saturday, The TODAY Show reports.

As People.com reported earlier this summer, nearly three weeks after Justice Stamper married her high school sweetheart Jeremy Stamper in August 2014, she was in a car accident and could not remember her wedding day.

Jeremy decided to raise money for another wedding, one that she could remember. They surpassed their goal of $5,000 and received $9,340 from 359 people in just 2 months.

Justice’s haircut, dress and wedding cake were all donated, and she got to tie the knot again in a sunflower-themed ceremony at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, Va, the Bristol Herald Courier and TODAY report.

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