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Watch an Interview with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Go Hilariously Wrong

The actors crack up

Former Saturday Night Live actors Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, stars of the new movie The Skeleton Twins, got a good laugh last week when they realized their interviewer had not seen the film and had no idea what it was about. That became clear when Denver anchor and entertainment reporter Chris Parente asked Kristen Wiig for advice on how to deliver the news in the nude, mixing it up with a scene in which she walks around naked in Welcome to Me, another 2014 flick. Bill Hader took over, “The movie you want to go see is called Skeleton Twins. Kristen is fully clothed in it, I’m fully clothed in it.”

Watch the full clip here:

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Watch a Dad Make a Flute Out of a Pancake and Play It For His Children

Proof you're never too old to play with your food

We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But one dad is trying to show that it doesn’t have to be a chore.

Nathan Shields, an illustrator and math teacher who lives in Washington state, posted a YouTube video of a flute he made out of a pancake.

Using a plastic squeeze bottle, he squirts the batter onto the pan in a square shape, leaving three holes in the middle, to make a pancake that he can roll up to make the body of the flute. Then he adds a mouthpiece (not edible) to one end.

Once his son and daughter get a hold of a whisk and a spatula, he’s got a whole band set up in the kitchen.

Bon appétit!

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It’s Elementary, Sherlock, But Benedict Cumberbatch Can’t Pronounce ‘Penguins’

Sounds more like "Pengwings" or "Penglings"

Reddit has been getting a good laugh out of a video of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch mispronouncing the word “penguins” as “pengwings” or “penglings” over and over again.

The 18-second YouTube clip has been taken from the 2009 BBC Two documentary he narrated about wildlife, like royal penguins, on the South Pacific islands.

As Reddit users have joked, here’s hoping that he pronounces it correctly in his upcoming film Penguins of Madagascar, out in theaters on November 26.

(h/t Digg)

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TIME Bizarre

Your Wait for Sexy Halloween Costumes Inspired by Frozen Is Finally Over


As Halloween approaches, the Frozen frenzy isn’t letting up any time soon. While cosplayers have been dressing up like the movie’s princess protagonists Elsa and Anna for months, the pop culture website Decider.com points us toward Yandy.com and Amazon.com, which are now selling Halloween costumes that make women look like sexier versions of the royals from Arendelle.

The Ice Queen costume bears Elsa’s blue dress, while letting go, if you will, of a little bit of hemline. Other bloggers think this costume, which is called both “Norwegian Maiden” and “Fearless Snow Princess” on Yandy.com, looks like Anna, in terms of the color scheme. There’s also the “Snow Queen,” and the “Funny Snowman,” which are similar to Olaf, the masochistic summer-seeking snowman voiced by Josh Gad in the movie. That costume boasts a “cheeky rear” and fingerless glovelettes with “brown faux branch arm print.”

Read the CEO of Yandy’s 2013 TIME interview to learn how the company’s costume designers come up with ideas for sexy costumes.

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Watch a Puppy Return Lost Items to Passengers in Viral Ad for KLM Airline

If only this lost and found service was real

Air travel can be stressful, and misplacing luggage or personal items could be enough to put people over the edge (if someone using a “knee-defender” in the seat behind you hasn’t already).

In a new commercial, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines imagines a perfect world in which a lost and found service at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol uses a beagle named Sherlock to return misplaced iPhones and toys and comfort anxious fliers. The ad has already racked up more than 1.8 million views on YouTube.

Some Internet users thought the puppy was on staff at the Dutch airline and were disappointed to learn that he was only hired for this commercial. In any event, the video might cheer up fliers killing time in the airport if their flights have been delayed or cancelled.

In the past, the airline has gone viral on social media for fueling some trans-Atlantic flights with leftover oil used to cook catfish and promoting a platform in which passengers can view LinkedIn and Facebook profiles onboard and network with one another.

TIME viral

Buckingham Palace’s Dancing Guardsman Could Reportedly Face Jail

A source told The Daily Mail

A guardsman who was spotted doing pirouettes outside Buckingham Palace could face prison time and a hefty fine, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail report.

Since a YouTube user named Andy Richards uploaded video proof to the site about a month ago, authorities have been considering disciplinary action — and the U.K. Ministry of Defence knows about the supposed breach of conduct as well, according to The Daily Mail. The stunt could land him a $1,600 fine or 21 days behind bars.

Richards told BBC News that the guardsman – now nicknamed “Private Dancer” – was “obviously playing a bit to the crowd,” and some passersby were encouraging him from the other side of the fence.

TIME technology

How to Remove U2′s Songs of Innocence Album from iTunes

Beautiful Day for people who might not care for it

Last week on September 9, Apple made U2′s new album Songs of Innocence available in users’ iTunes libraries and iOS devices through October 13.

There was Twitter backlash, and Recode reports that after Apple got inundated with requests to delete the album, it launched a support page with instructions, which are:

  1. Go to http://itunes.com/soi-remove.
  2. Click Remove Album to confirm you’d like to remove the album from your account.
  3. Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store.
  4. You’ll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account.

Chances are you probably won’t offend U2 by removing it, for sales of their previous ones have reportedly skyrocketed since the surprise debut. Plus, they reportedly made more than $100 million off the deal, according to the New York Times.

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Jane Austen Got Misspelled as ‘Jane Austin’ During Miss America

Olivia B. Waxman

But wait, maybe they do mean Austin with an 'i'

Kira Kazantsev may have become the third Miss New York in a row to be crowned Miss America tonight, but she may be most remembered for a typo during her talent portion of the pageant.

As fun facts about contestants flashed across the screen during their performances, the tidbit “Loves Anything Jane Austin” was shown while Miss New York sang Pharrell’s “Happy” with a red cup (an act popularized by Anna Kendrick in the movie about college a cappella Pitch Perfect).

Assuming the graphic meant to say that Kazantsev is a fan of the Pride and Prejudice author, the name should have been spelled “Jane Austen.” So now Twitter is flooded with sarcastic comments. We’d like to imagine the witty Elizabeth Bennet would have had something clever to say in the moment.

That said, there was an author named Jane Austin. Jane Goodwin Austin (1831-1894) was known for historical novels about Plymouth Colony — think romances about the Pilgrims — and was even friends with Louisa May Alcott, who wrote Little Women. So maybe Kazantsev’s powers of literary namedropping are greater than the Twitterverse thinks.

TIME Television

Mandy Moore to Play a Doctor on Red Band Society

The show premieres September 17

Mandy Moore will be appearing regularly on FOX’s upcoming Steven Spielberg-produced teen-hospital-dramedy Red Band Society, The Wrap reports.

The A Walk to Remember and Tangled actress (and singer) will play Dr. Erin Grace, the chief of staff at Ocean Park Hospital, in the show, which follows patients in a pediatrics wing.

Red Band Society premieres Sept. 17 at 9:00 p.m.

TIME Bizarre

Why Smoke 110 Cigarettes at Once? Anything For a World Record

From the May 13, 1974, issue of TIME
From the May 13, 1974, issue of TIME TIME

The Guinness Book of World Records has inspired some dubious feats over the years

Guinness World Records releases its 2015 edition this week, featuring a Pomeranian that’s the fastest dog on two paws and Metallica, the first musical act to perform a concert on every continent.

The book is also the 60th anniversary edition, but things have changed since the first-ever Guinness records book arrived in 1955. Though early editions were full of miscellany and trivia, its records tended to be fairly basic: fastest, tallest, smallest, deepest. But, as TIME reported in a May 13, 1974, feature on an “oddball Olympics,” a group of 200 California students who gathered to beat previous world records and set new ones, the records have gotten weirder. This passage shows the great lengths people will go to achieve such an honor, something current record holders will be able to relate to:

During the week-long oddball Olympics, contestants in 75 events set eleven new world records. John Parker, 24, made himself a 1975 edition Guinness notable by downing 300 goldfish, 75 more than the previous oldie goldie. Rick Sumner, 14, polished off 20 doughnuts in 9 min. 59 sec., beating the old record of 20 in 15 min. John McKinney, 17, and Rick Sackett, 25, each crammed 52 cigars into their mouths and kept them alight for 30 sec. (v. the previous record of 28 lit for 30 sec.). Another titlist, Scott Case, managed to smoke 110 cigarettes simultaneously for 30 sec. without endangering his health. Kevin Farrell and Corey Fletcher each stood on one leg for 7½ hr., 60 min. longer than anyone ever has before.

Allan Littman, 17, consumed a pound of grapes, with seeds, in 52 sec. to crush the old mark of 65 sec. Allan Greenberg, 22, twirled a record album on his forefinger for 5 hr. Bruce Stewart and Robert Argust slapped each other’s faces for 31 hr. to top the old record by one hour. Frank Dolce blew 116 smoke rings on one drag to break the old high by 30.

And the weirdness has continued. Other fun records TIME highlighted over the years include:

The longest song title, mentioned in the People section in 1969: “I’m a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin’ Those Beat-o, Beat-o, Flat-on-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues” by composer Hogey Carmichael.

The world’s largest diary, reviewed in 1995: 20 million words spanning 67 years and roughly 35,000 pages, penned by New York World reporter Edward Robb Ellis. The quality of the writing lives up to the quantity, based on his description of the late Senator Joseph McCarthy, the face of the Red Scare: “McCarthy has the slim hips of an athlete, a thick trunk and shoulders like a buffalo. Almost lacking a neck, his huge head seems perched on his shoulders. His mouth is long and thin, like a knife-gash in a melon.”

Fastest beer drinker, featured in a 1983 profile. Before Robert Hawke was known as Australia’s longest-serving Labor prime minister, he guzzled 2.5 pints of beer in 12 seconds at Oxford, earning a spot in the record book.

Read about the 1974 record-breakers here, in TIME’s archives: Oddball Olympics

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