TIME society

Imagine a World Where Men Have Periods

This spoof puts the "men" in "menstruation"

A parody produced by the clean water charity WaterAid imagines how men would deal with menstruation. The hypothetical hilarity? These men take to their periods like professional athletes getting amped about a big game. By reimagining menstruation as a masculine trait, the clip forces everyone—men and women—to consider the necessity and impact of health.

This spoof is part of the charity’s “If Men Had Periods” campaign, which aims to increase awareness about women who don’t have access to toilets during their cycle.

TIME Business

‘Puff, The Magic Dragon’-Themed Restaurants Might Actually Happen

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Joe Corrigan—Getty Images Puff the Magic Dragon children's book is seen here at Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington on July 1, 2009 in New York City.

And merchandise

Steven Schussler, the businessman behind The Rainforest Café restaurant chain, has announced that his company Schussler Creative has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to develop restaurants and merchandise inspired by the eponymous 1963 hit by American folk singers Peter, Paul and Mary, according to a news release.

Written by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton, the song also inspired an animated TV program and children’s book.

No word on whether these stores or restaurants will open in Colorado or Washington, where marijuana is legal for recreational use.

(h/t Grub Street)

TIME society

Hooters Waitress Donates Kidney to Customer

The server was inspired to do so because her grandma recently died after her kidneys failed

This weekend, a Hooters waitress is donating a kidney to one of the restaurant’s regular customers, Atlanta news station 11 Alive reports.

Don Thomas lost kidney function due to cancer, and Mariana Villarreal, who works at the Roswell, Ga., franchise, was inspired to donate because her grandma recently died of kidney failure.

“I wasn’t able to do anything for my grandma,” she told 11 Alive, but “if [Don] can live two more years, happy as he’s ever been, that’s fine with me.”

It is not the first time a stranger has donated a kidney to someone in need. TIME recently reported that a woman found her kidney donor on Reddit. The successful transplant surgery took place in Augusta, Ga., and the two are now close friends.

Read next: How a Woman Found Her Kidney Donor on Reddit

TIME Sports

Husband and Wife Score Back-To-Back Hole-in-One Shots

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That's two aces for the happy couple

A husband and wife in Michigan claim they each made a hole in one back-to-back — at the same hole, no less — during a round of golf last weekend. The couple were playing at Ledge Meadows golf course in Grand Ledge, The Lansing State Journal reports.

After Tony Blundy hit his first hole-in-one as an amateur golfer, his wife Janet told him, “You’re gonna be really mad at me when I put mine in,” the Journal reports. According to Golf Digest, the odds of two amateurs in a foursome making a hole-in-one on the same day and on the same hole are 26,000,000 to 1.

Luckily, two “independent witnesses” — golfers at a nearby hole — saw the couple make these aces, otherwise, Tony said, “nobody would ever believe us.”

TIME Music

This Swedish Band Released Music You Can Only Hear in the Woods

John Moose has specific plans for listeners of their pre-release album app

A folk band from Sweden called John Moose pre-released their first album on a mobile app that fans can only listen to from a forest.

The group’s website, where the album app can be downloaded for free, offers the following cryptic instructions: “Download the John Moose app and walk to the woods. Only there will the album be available for listening.” In an email to Rolling Stone the band explained, “The app uses Google Maps where forests have a specific green color. GPS coordinates are sent from the smartphone to a web service which scans the map through Google Maps Static API and uses a specific algorithm to determine if the user is in the woods ‘enough.'”

The band’s drummer Tobias Norén designed the geolocation feature to get listeners to think about nature, because the album is about a man who decides to remove himself from society and live in nature.

TIME animals

Watch 2 Baby Bears Wrestle in Cutest Match Ever

Don't worry, mama bear was nearby

On a ride back from Hetch Hetchy, a valley in California’s Yosemite National Park, this tourist came across two baby bears duking it out in the middle of the road. While Jeff Molyneaux uploaded this video in July 2011 after his hiking and camping trip, the U.S. Department of the Interior just shared it via Facebook on Tuesday, noting “Don’t worry, the mama bear is out of the shot, just off the road and after the wrestling match, the bear cubs made it safely to her.”

Molyneaux also created a slapstick, lip-dub here:

TIME viral

Big Bird Lip-Syncing ‘Still Not a Player’ Will Ruin Your Childhood

There are some things that kids will just have to find out for themselves

Big Bird, the Sesame Street star, lip-syncs rapper Big Pun’s “Still Not a Player” in the latest YouTube video produced by Internet mashup artist “Animal Robot.” Enjoy the irony of the lyrics bragging about a man sleeping around mixed with video of the children’s TV icon singing a song called “That’s Cooperation.”

Just imagine if Sesame Street taught kids what a “player” is, or maybe it’s best that youngsters find out for themselves when they get to college.

TIME animals

See What a Herd of Elephants Did When a Calf Collapsed in the Middle of a Road

Some scientists argue elephants can show empathy

This viral video claims to show a baby elephant collapsing at Kruger National Park in South Africa and a herd of elephants “helping” it get back on its feet.

Some scientists argue elephants can show empathy. For example, a study of Asian elephants in Thailand published in February 2014 suggested “elephants adopted the emotional state of, touched and called out to those in distress, and did so in ways that seemed to mirror the consolatory behavior we see in other species,” Joshua Plotnik, one of the researchers from the University of Cambridge, said in an interview. In the study, “elephants often rumbled or chirped toward those in distress, and reached out to touch the distressed individual’s mouth and face. If a distressed elephant put their ears out and straightened their tail, the bystanders often did the same.”

TIME society

These High School Students Gave Their Class Trip Money to Principal with Cancer

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They said it is the least they can do after all that she has done for them

After high school seniors in New Hampshire raised $8,000 for a class trip to the Adirondacks in New York, they learned that their principal, Courtney Vashaw, had cancer. So the students decided to use the money to fund her treatment instead.

Students at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem told WMUR that they would organize another trip in the local area and want to host additional fundraisers to help Vashaw.

Christopher Sirois, the senior class president, told WMUR that the principal “has given so much to us that we just wanted to give back.”

 

TIME celebrity

Watch Stephen Curry’s Daughter Riley Take Over His Press Conference (Again)

Even Drake noticed

The daughter of Golden State Warrior guard Stephen Curry hammed it up for the cameras at a post-game press conference after the team beat the Houston Rockets 104-90. She yawned noisily, hid under a black curtain, asked an Oracle arena employee to hold her gum and tried to get a word in while her dad was talking by singing “Blessings” by Drake and Big Sean. Her rendition even got Drake’s attention, and he posted video of it on Instagram:

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“She’s way too comfortable,” Curry said.

At a May 19 press conference, she told her dad to “be quiet” and climbed under the table:

Some sports reporters argue these antics make it harder to ask questions: “I am not in favor of having children, especially very young children on the press conference stage,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst told Grantland‘s “The Lowe Post” podcast. “It distracts, totally changes the mood in the room, it removes the professionalism, and it makes the job harder. We have very limited media access to the players in the playoffs as it is.” He argued that with kids at the podium, it becomes awkward to ask tough questions “about how their dads failed, and we can’t do that with kids up there.”

While the Warriors will be advancing to the NBA finals, many will probably just tune in to see what Riley Curry will do next.

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