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Watch a Dog Interrupt the Weather Report in February’s Best News Bloopers

Plus, lots of reporters breaking down in giggles

Another month, another collection of hilarious news bloopers. February’s collection of on-air blunders, compiled by YouTube channel NewsBeFunny, is ten solid minutes of pure schadenfreude.

There’s the anchor who has no idea what a sphincter is and the other one who can’t stop raving about how great the poop emoji is. Then there’s the weatherman who keeps his cool when his map displays ridiculously high temperatures, and the other weatherman who keeps his cool when a dog keeps interrupting his report.

And, as usual, there are plenty of inappropriate video bombs and lots of uncontrollable laughter.

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These Photos of Frozen Waves Make Winter Seem More Real Than Ever

The photographer says they looked like big Slurpees

Yup, it’s still winter, and yup, it’s still cold and icy and generally hellish in most parts of the U.S. Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh, who specializes in “surf and lifestyle” photography, managed to capture a particularly striking image of the icy winter in Nantucket, Mass. He was walking along the beach and spotted semi-frozen, slushy waves rolling ashore:

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He told CBS Boston that the waves reminded him of giant Slurpees rolling toward him. Here’s a closer look:

We can only imagine how cold Nimerfroh must have been as he snapped these photos.

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Watch Christina Aguilera Bust Out Her Famous Sex and the City Impression

You might remember it from 'Saturday Night Live'

On Wednesday night, The Voice coach Christina Aguilera stopped by Late Night to chat with Seth Meyers, who she first met when she hosted Saturday Night Live. Meyers made sure to bring up the show’s Sex and the City parody, where Aguilera debuted a spot-on impression of Samantha.

So naturally, Meyers asked the singer to revisit the role. Watch above as she shows it off — briefly, but brilliantly — once again. Then watch her full interview here:

Looks like Britney Spears isn’t the only impression Aguilera can pull off.

Read next: Watch Ed Sheeran’s Soulful Cover of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty’

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Watch the Most Selfless Dog in the World Shovel Snow

Her name is Elsa and she's the new snow queen

Shoveling snow can be exhausting, so it’s always nice when somebody else will lend a helping hand. Or, in this case, a helping paw. (Get it?)

Meet Elsa. She’s a yellow lab from Guelph, Ontario, who very gamely decided to take some initiative, grab a shovel and help clear snow off her humans’ backyard ice rink. She has such a good attitude that she even wags her tail during the task.

It makes sense, of course, that a dog named Elsa would be so comfortable with snow.

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The Parks and Recreation Finale Made a Very Cute, Subtle Reference to Guardians of the Galaxy

If you missed it, here's a closer look

You were probably too busy holding back tears during Tuesday night’s ultra-emotional Parks and Recreation finale to notice a fun little Easter egg honoring Chris Pratt.

The actor, who played lovable idiot Andy Dwyer for the show’s seven-year run, has since become a major movie star. So, the Parks and Rec team decided to show him a little love and reference his recent role as Star-Lord in Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. When a group of trick-or-treaters show up at Andy and April’s future home, one of them is dressed up as Pratt’s character. Check him out on the left:

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There was a lot going on in the episode, so it was pretty easy to miss it. The best part is that you know Andy Dwyer would love Guardians of the Galaxy and find it totally awesome sauce.

Read next: Watch the Parks and Recreation Cast’s Touching (and Hilarious) Farewell on Late Night

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Watch a Group of Monks Have a Massive Snowball Fight

They're having the best time

Blizzards are quite rare in Jerusalem, so when a recent storm dumped around ten inches of snow on the city, some people were pretty excited. Farther south in Israel, some communities got snow for the first time since the 1990s.

But it appears that nobody was quite as pumped about the unexpected snow than this group of Franciscan monks, who were seen frolicking while having a good old-fashioned snowball fight. It’s pretty much a giant free-for-all, although we sense that some of the monks may have formed alliances.

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Watch the Parks and Recreation Cast’s Touching (and Hilarious) Farewell on Late Night

They come together to sing 'Bye Bye Li'l Sebastian' one last time

On Tuesday night, Parks and Recreation ended its glorious seven-season run with a very emotional finale. Later in the night, the entire cast — along with co-creator Mike Schur (who you might recognize as Dwight’s cousin Mose from The Office) — gathered on Late Night With Seth Meyers to reflect and bid farewell.

One of the highlights was when they all came together to sing a rousing rendition of the beloved tune “Bye Bye Li’l Sebastian.” It’s sweet, but since this is Parks and Recreation, things also get kind of weird. Watch the full singalong here:

The cast also took turns toasting each other, and naturally, it was all just one big blend of funny and sweet:

 

 

Read next: This Is What the Stars of Parks and Recreation Are Doing Next

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Watch Ed Sheeran’s Soulful Cover of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty’

Yes, this is for real

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stopped by BBC Radio 1 Tuesday to offer an adorable reading of the weather report — and also to sing Christina Aguilera’s 2002 hit “Dirrty” for the station’s Live Lounge. The segment features popular singers covering other artists, often in delightfully genre-bending ways. (See the Arctic Monkeys covering Drake and Kings of Leon covering Robyn.)

Though Sheeran totally crushes it on “Dirrty,” he revealed that he’d originally planned to tackle a different tune:

Sheeran puts his soulful spin on Aguilera’s vocals and even tackles Redman’s rap verse. Good job, Ed. No wonder Taylor Swift loves you so much.

Read next: Listen to Ed Sheeran Adorably Read the Weather Report

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This Video of an Octopus Leaping Out of Water to Devour a Crab Proves None of Us Are Ever Safe

Nature has never been more real

A woman in Australia was filming an innocent crab just hanging out near some water in Yallingup, West Australia, when things took a very disturbing turn. Out of nowhere, an octopus leapt from beneath the water’s surface and pounced on the crab. Then it slithered across the rocks as it secured the crab in its clutches.

After a bit of wrestling, the octopus manages to drag the crab back beneath the surface of the water, where it presumably had a nice little snack.

Keep this in mind next time you’re beside some water, thinking you’re safe from the evil, evil creatures lurking therein. You’re not safe. I’m not safe. No one is safe.

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This Wes Anderson Supercut Shows Just How Obsessed He Is With the Colors Red and Yellow

And also symmetry. Lots and lots of symmetry

Wes Anderson — whose latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel just won four Oscars, including statues for costume design and production design — has a very distinct signature style that includes symmetry, slow motion and the Futura font.

But the above supercut focuses on a more subtle Anderson trope: the use of the colors red and yellow. Anderson’s color palettes vary from film to film, of course, but as you’ll see, red and yellow are often featured very heavily.

This will surely help Saturday Night Live should they decide to make another brilliant Wes Anderson parody.

 

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