TIME Family

Guy’s Grandma Hated His Beard So He Shaved It For Her 100th Birthday

She's so excited

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Copywriter Scott Cleveland had been sporting a beard for the last four years, and his grandmother hated the look. He promised he would shave it for her 100th birthday. Watch her applaud him as he shaves it.

(h/t Reddit)

TIME Science

Don a Poo-Shaped Hat and Go Down a Toilet Slide at This Weird Museum Exhibit

The Japanese exhibit hopes to raise awareness about a crappy issue

A new exhibit hopes to remove the taboo of “potty talk” — or flush it away — to raise awareness about pressing sewage disposal issues worldwide, as the UN estimates 2.5 billion people globally do not have access to proper sanitation.

People who visit The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo don hats shaped like poop and go down a slide inside a giant toilet that is supposed to simulate the journey of human excrement. Models of different toilets around the globe are also on display.

As one visitor summed up the show’s draw, “It’s not every day that you can become feces.”

The exhibit is open until Oct. 5.

TIME Internet

Seinfeld Emojis Are Here to Enhance Your Conversations About Nothing

In the 'The Puffy Shirt' episode, Jason Alexander as George Costanza (left) and Jerry Seinfeld as himself. lan Singer / NBCU Photo Bank – Getty Images

Maybe they will help people understand the "low talkers" better.

Ever try to make a joke about Seinfeld and then have to spend so much time setting up the episode before you get to the point of your story? Now, you can just type one key on your phone — like the “puffy shirt” — to make the reference.

Created by Seinfeld 2000, a Twitter account that imagines Seinfeld plot lines in the 21st century, the emojis below cannot actually be incorporated in your phone’s keyboard, but fans will still get a kick out of browsing the site.

Get the hang of using them if Emojli, the emoji-only social network, ever comes out.

MORE: Seinfeld at 25: There’s Still Nothing Else Like It

TIME Family

This Kid Is Not Impressed With a Surprise Trip to Disney World

Someone doesn't like surprises

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This dad and his wife thought they were the best parents ever for surprising their kids with a trip to Disney World. One of them is thrilled and starts screaming, while the little boy starts to sob and yell “I don’t want to.”

Usually these stunts are successful. Tears of joy, however, are seen in this 2011 video of a girl whose mom surprised her with a trip to Disneyland that has racked up close to 6 million views.

PHOTOS: The Newest Walt Disney World Ride

LIST: The Disney Garage and 6 Other Influential Garages Throughout History

TIME Family

This Video of an 88-Year-Old Grandpa Doing a Back Flip Off a Diving Board Will Make You Feel Forever Young

Terrifyingly awesome

If you watched the 41st President George H.W. Bush go skydiving on his 90th birthday, then you should watch this 88-year-old grandfather do a backflip off a diving board.

“Everyone thought he would simply jump off,” WUSA producer Joanie Vasiliadis wrote about this feat by her Uncle Nick, who also regularly plays piano and goes dancing. Her sister Charlee Vasiliadis uploaded the video to Instagram.

We are with this man in spirit, especially during these summer heat waves.

MORE: This Student’s Graduation Back Flip Totally Backfired

WATCH: 30 Canadian Skiers Attempt World Record Simultaneous Backflip

TIME Family

These Are The Most Popular Baby Names of 2014 (So Far)

Khaleesi refers to the title belonging to Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Macall B. Polay – HBO

According to Nameberry, a baby names website

Imogen is the most popular baby name for girls while Asher is the most popular name for boys in a list of the top 100 baby names released by baby names database Nameberry.com.

Nameberry co-founder Pamela Redmond Satran wrote in a blog post, “The 2014 popular baby names list is based on the number of views each name attracted on Nameberry, out of a total of more than 100 million page views, for the first half of the year.” New names on this list are from hit TV and movie franchises: Khaleesi from Game of Thrones (18) and Elsa from Frozen (88).

Here is the top 10 (full list here):

Girls

1. Imogen
2. Charlotte
3. Isla
4. Cora
5. Penelope
6. Violet
7. Amelia
8. Eleanor
9. Harper
10. Claire

Boys

1. Asher
2. Declan
3. Atticus
4. Finn
5. Oliver
6. Henry
7. Silas
8. Jasper
9. Milo
10. Jude

You can also see how baby names will rise and fall in popularity in the future using this TIME tool. For instance, it predicts Asher, the top boy name in this Nameberry list, “last peaked in 2013″ and “will decline as a baby name every year from now through 2032.”

TIME Business

Worst Happy Hour Ever: Coors Light Scavenger Hunt Sparks Police Investigation

Canadian marketing stunt fizzles out after a "suspicious package" concern caused a traffic snarl

Coors Light Canada had to end a scavenger hunt earlier than expected after a box attached to a railing near one of Toronto’s busiest intersections sparked a police investigation and traffic jam because it looked like a suspicious package just after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, Global News and CTV News report.

The Toronto Transit Commission tweeted that the situation was “all clear” around 7:15 p.m.

The stunt, dubbed “#searchandrescue,” was designed for consumers to find boxes containing prizes. On Twitter, the brand apologized for any inconvenience commuters may have experienced and announced the promotion was over:

 

TIME U.S.

Thousands of Gallons of Red Bull Spill Onto Florida Interstate

AFP – Getty Images

More like an energy halt than an energy jolt

Thousands of gallons of Red Bull spilled onto Interstate 95 in central Florida after two tractor-trailers crashed into each other Monday night, the Associated Press reports. No injuries were reported from the incident, which occurred when a truck carrying more than 30,000 pounds sideswiped another truck near Rockledge, a city about an hour southeast of Orlando.

Sounds like a worst nightmare to anyone who drinks Red Bull for a morning pick-me-up.

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TIME viral

Watch The Moment When a 2-Year-Old Amputee Finally Gets The Hang of Walking

He keeps saying "I got it!"

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MyFox8.com reports on a video of a two-year-old boy whose right and left leg have been amputated learning how to walk. Kayden Elijah’s mother, Nikki Sessoms, uploaded the clip, which shows the toddler cheering “I got it! I got it!” over and over again with each step he takes with the walker. He was born with omphalocele, a birth defect in which the intestines stick out of the belly button. His mother set up GoFundMe and Facebook pages to solicit support for the youngster’s medical expenses.

WATCH: The Home That Made “Life Easier” for a Quadruple Amputee Veteran

 

TIME Aging

Meet the New Oldest American

Gertrude Weaver holds a flower given to her a day before her 116th birthday at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Camden, Ark on July 3, 2014. Danny Johnston / AP

Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas loves wheelchair dancing and manicures and tells TIME the secret to long life is worshipping God and being kind to others

Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas celebrated her 116th birthday on July 4 and is the new oldest-living American, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which keeps track of super-centenarians worldwide.

The organization’s database administrator Robert Young told the Associated Press that Weaver earned the title after records from the 1900 Census and her 1915 marriage certificate (she wed at 17) confirmed her 1898 birth year. She is now the second-oldest living person, after Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan, who was born March 5, 1898. Until July 4, the record of oldest living person in the United States was held by Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Michigan, who recently celebrated her 115th birthday on May 23.

When TIME asked how it feels to be the oldest person in the United States right now, Weaver said, “I don’t know. I’ve never been this before.”

The secret to long life is: “Kindness. Treat people right and be nice to other people the way you want them to be nice to you,” she said over the phone, speaking from her room at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation, a nursing home in Camden, Ark., about two hours southwest of the state’s capital city Little Rock. “The Lord blessed me, I think, because I’m good to my family and good to my children and grandchildren. And I feed them.”

Nowadays, the highlights of her week are manicures, Bible study, concerts by singers at schools and church groups, and “wheelchair dancing”, part of an exercise class called “Sittercise,” which she attends three times a week. “We chair dance because we can’t get up anymore,” Weaver says. She is also visited regularly by friends and her granddaughter Gradie Welch, 78, who swings by in the mornings and helps her lay out her clothes for the Sunday church service at the facility. “She is a loving and compassionate grandmother,” Welch tells TIME.

In terms of Weaver’s health, the administrator at Silver Oaks Kathy Langley says she does not suffer from any chronic health conditions, which is generally common for super-centenarians. Weaver says she does not drink or smoke and sleeps well. “I do my sleeping anytime.”

TIME recently reported the prevalence of centenarians in the U.S. population at about 1 per 5,000 and 1 per 5 million for super-centenarians, according to Thomas Perls, director of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston Medical Center, the world’s largest study of centenarians and their families. He argues that the secret to longevity has to do with a rare combination of genes, many of which may be on the X chromosome. Other studies suggest long life may have to do with having strong social ties and just generally being a happy, conscientious and giving person.

Weaver would add trying your best at everything to that list. “Just do what you can, and if we can’t, we can’t.”

MORE: The Third Oldest American Eats Bacon and Loves Lace Lingerie

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