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

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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.

TIME Food & Drink

These Heroes Set a New World Record for the Most People Making Sandwiches Simultaneously

Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Invision for SUBWAY Restaurants—AP Sandwich-makers set a new Guinness World Record for most people making sandwiches simultaneously with 1,481 people during an event held at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on Aug. 1, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here's how many people Subway recruited to set a new record

Subway “sandwich artists” set a Guinness World Record for the most people making sandwiches at the same time with 1,481 participants at a convention in Las Vegas Saturday.

The stunt was supposed to celebrate the chain’s 50th anniversary and all of the sub sandwiches were donated to the Salvation Army.

It is not the first time the chain has set this record. Subway has come a long way from 2012, when it earned the title with 254 people, and this year it won back the title from TangoTab, which set a new record in Feb. 2014 in Dallas with 1,363 people.

TIME society

Why an Almost 110-Year-Old Used to Swear by Beers and a Shot a Day

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Miller High Life and Johnnie Walker Blue, to be exact

Agnes Fenton, who turns 110 Saturday, admitted that she has had to give up Miller High Life and Johnnie Walker Blue in the walk-up to her birthday, she told The Record.

In 2010, she said that, since 1943, she has been drinking “three cans of Miller High Life a day and a shot of good booze at 5 p.m.” What kind of good booze? Johnnie Walker Blue. In what sounds like a joke or a tall tale, she has told journalists that a doctor said she could drink three beers a day after a tumor she once developed ended up being benign.

Nowadays, the paper reports that she can’t drink that much anymore since her appetite has decreased, so that means we should take shot of Johnnie Walker Blue for her (but drink responsibly, of course).

Read next: Meet the New World’s Oldest Person

 

TIME animals

This Dog Has the Weirdest Sneeze

Adorable, but weird

The latest in the long video history of adorable animal sneezes on the Internet is an 11-second clip of a Pomeranian dog named Roux that appears to sneeze in an unusual way. It kind of sounds like the noise that a car makes when the engine is sputtering or screeches to a halt.

Pomeranian sneezes are especially entertaining. Tommy the Pomeranian, Tumblr’s office dog, seemed to have been struck by the urge to tap dance during one attack.

But none of these animal sneezes will be as epic as the baby panda sneeze that scared its mama, which has been watched more than 218 million times.

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