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Watch a Humane Society Parody Car Salesmen on TV

"We've got cats of all makes, models, and colors..."

In a recent spoof video produced by the Calgary Humane Society in Canada, a mustachioed man in a suit tries to sell people on adopting cats — “certified pre-owned cats,” that is. “We’ve got cats of all makes, models, and colors,” the faux salesman says, then describes one feline as “boasting a top speed of 30mph.” The video was made to promote an adoption day hosted in a parking lot earlier this month, but the message is relevant year-round.

(h/t Upworthy)

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Watch This Young Gorilla Play Peekaboo with a Toddler

Great apish antics

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium posted a video of a toddler named Isaiah playing “peekaboo” with its two-year-old gorilla Kamoli last week.

The clip, filmed by Isaiah’s mother Sherry Chute, shows the youngster shrieking and laughing hysterically as the two chase each other on opposite sides of the glass enclosure — in what looks like a great workout for both parties involved. When it was time to go, Isaiah simply said “bye gorilla,” Chute told The Columbus Dispatch.

The footage has been shared nearly 6,000 times on Facebook.

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Watch a Daredevil Walk on Top of a Moving Train

It's a pretty terrifying balancing act

In a clip that we wouldn’t recommend watching if you’re prone to vertigo, a daredevil named Pasha Bumchik from the Ukrainian capital Kiev appears to jump onto the roof of a commuter train. He then proceeds to walk across like it is no big deal, as dramatic instrumental music plays in the background. He even manages to film a selfie video during the terrifying stunt. The clip has been viewed on YouTube more than 1 million times since it was uploaded two days ago — becoming the most popular video he has ever shared.

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Kate Winslet Did Not Write This Facebook Post

Fans have been sharing photos of themselves without makeup

Several websites have been aggregating an Aug. 27 post on a Facebook page entitled “Kate Winslet” that encourages women to feel good about how they look without makeup — but the page is not the actress’s official fan page. Though the post was created by community members, fans have been commenting on it with their own “no makeup selfies” — a social media trend that started as a way to raise money for cancer, and grew into a larger campaign meant to empower women.

The photo of Winslet, however, is real, and was taken — without prep from a hair and makeup team — by renowned photographer Chuck Close for Vanity Fair last year. The actress, who has been outspoken in the past about the use of Photoshop in magazines, also recently appeared on NBC’s Running Wild With Bear Grylls without makeup. But the biggest clue that this “inspirational post” is fake is probably the page’s pinned advertisement for “Dogitude,” a site for dog lovers.

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The 11 Best Jokes About Justin Bieber’s Hair at the VMAs

His new do inspired some hair-raising memes

At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles — hosted by human Instagram feed Miley Cyrus — the Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber showed up sporting a new blond hairstyle made up of oversized bangs hanging off one side of his head. The edgy haircut’s “bad boy” look showed how much he has grown up since 2009, when he burst onto the scene sporting a more boyish bowl cut.

Many said the new style made him look like reality star Kate Gosselin . . .

. . . and he showed he got the joke by posting this photo of the two of them on Instagram:

Here are some of the other comparisons that people have made:

At the same time web users were making memes about his hair, the pop star released a music video for “What Do You Mean?” — perhaps to take attention off of his new hairdo? You can watch the clip below:

Read next: See Taylor Swift and the Cast of the ‘Bad Blood’ Music Video Arrive at the VMAs

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Watch a Pug’s Emotional Reunion With Her Owner

Pawsitively adorable

The police department for Essex County in England has released heartwarming video of a pug reuniting with its owner after it went missing and was believed to be stolen. Burglary investigations in the Harlow area resulted in three arrests, but a woman suspected of stealing the pug was released without charge because “there was insufficient evidence to proceed,” according to a statement by the Essex Police statement.

When a cop walked the pug named Lola on a leash toward her owner Kate Witham, the dog could not wait to jump up into her arms and lick her face — a happy ending to a stressful ordeal.

 

 

TIME Food & Drink

Watch These Kids Try Dark Chocolate for the First Time

See their bitter, sweet expressions

If you were not craving chocolate before reading this post, then make sure there is some nearby.

A new ad for Elite’s Splendid Chocolate, a brand from Israel, claims to show little boys and girls trying dark chocolate for the first time. Judging by their faces, it is much too bitter for them, a far cry from the chocolate they’re used to. But the whole point, of course, is to show that some day, they will grow up to love it.

Now kids, if someone gives you a piece of chocolate or anything else that you do not like, then note the proper way to respond:

 

TIME Family & Relationships

Watch How Many Pop Songs This Couple Packed Into Their Epic Wedding Music Video

When 250 wedding guests try to produce a music video at the reception, something odd is bound to happen!

Hoping to make the wedding video to end all wedding videos, 250 guests made a music video that is basically a tribute to pop songs that have become memes, such as Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and “Love is an Open Door” from Frozen. Yet the most unique part of the video happens early on, when a guy wearing fake buttocks shakes them as the bride and groom, Robert and Teresa Ly, dance to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.”

The couple, who own a sushi restaurant in Orlando, Florida, does not seem to do anything lightly: a YouTube video of Robert’s proposal to Teresa shows him and several other guys taking off their clothes and revealing superhero costumes underneath. It seems a safe bet that they’ll be that couple that has a music video up their sleeve for every milestone in life.

 

 

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Hugh Jackman Knew Exactly How to Surprise a Sick Young Fan

Heart-warming!

In a special visit organized by the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a nine-year-old Australian boy with cystic fibrosis named Dominic got to visit the KISS 1065 radio studio, call up his idol, Wolverine star Hugh Jackman, and ask him what his favorite Wolverine pose is. He never expected the actor to show up and do it for him in person, which is exactly what Jackman did. The Australian actor gave the youngster a big hug and then asked the little one to do his best Wolverine impression. And in a span of about two minutes, the fictional superhero did not seem so fictional anymore.

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This Marriage Proposal Went Completely, Horribly Wrong

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But there's a beautiful happy ending

In what appears to be every boyfriend’s worst nightmare, a man got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend on a deck outside a waterfront restaurant in Southport, North Carolina, when he dropped the ring through the cracks into the ocean.

WBTV.com reports 25-year-old Matthew Picca jumped in, along with 24-year-old girlfriend Kayla Harrity’s brother-in-law and sister and some patrons of the restaurant, Old American Fish. Picca even ruined his phone during the desperate search.

But, Harrity said, “[a]fter ten flashlights, and five pairs of goggles and over 1.5 hours of searching in the water…the ring was found!” Picca got to propose all over again, and Harrity said yes, so the incident is just water under the bridge now.

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