TIME animals

Here’s a Porcupine Predicting the Winner of the Super Bowl

Will this be Teddy Bear's fourth correct prediction?

Got some money riding on the 2015 Super Bowl? In need of a “sure thing?”

Thank goodness Teddy Bear the porcupine is here to predict whether the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks will win the big game. Spoiler: The psychic predator picked the Seattle Seahawks.

Will Teddy Bear get it right like he has in Super Bowl 46, 47, and 48 (no big deal, he’s just really good at this), or will he let us down? Because, well, he’s a porcupine.

Only time will tell.

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TIME viral

The ‘Ship Your Enemies Glitter’ Website Was Just a Big Marketing Stunt

Everything is a lie

A too-good-to-be-true prank website was actually, well, too good to be true.

The creator of Ship Your Enemies Glitter—a strange startup claiming to to do just that—told BetaBeat that the viral startup was actually just a marketing stunt. “My New Year’s resolution was to work on more side projects to keep me occupied whilst improving my marketing & development skills,” Matthew Carpenter, who created the site, wrote in an email. “I knew that if the story blew up on websites such as Reddit & Product Hunt that it would be a success.”

Carpenter played the Internet-friendly small business story to perfection, from feigning shock that his concept was a success (he begged consumers to stop buying glitter since he could keep up) to selling it last week for $85,000.

Although given the allegedly glittery condition of Carpenter’s living room, it appears as if he was trying to give his customers what they wanted. “The great thing about this project, no matter how messy my place has gotten from the glitter is that I’ve met a lot of really smart & creative people from it so hopefully I get to work with them on something cool moving forward,” he said.

[BetaBeat]

TIME Ads

Here’s Another Super Bowl Ad Featuring a Puppy, But With a Surprising Twist

GoDaddy's latest commercial has some people laughing — and others so angry they're demanding it be removed

You might remember Go Daddy’s supremely uncomfortable ad from two years ago, in which supermodel Bar Refaeli kissed a chubby, nerdy dude. This time around, the Internet domain company has taken a much different route.

This year, Go Daddy pokes fun at cheesy-but-adorable commercials featuring puppies – you know, like those Budweiser ads. In this 30-second spot, called “Journey Home,” a pup named Buddy fights all kinds of obstacles to make his way home after falling out of a pickup truck. He finally gets back safely, and his humans are of course thrilled – because they just sold him on a website they built using Go Daddy.

Some viewers seem to appreciate the joke, but others have protested, saying the ad promotes puppy mills and inhumane breeding practices. As of Wednesday afternoon, more than nine thousand people had signed a petition to remove the ad altogether.

TIME animals

‘Dead’ Cat Found Alive 5 Days After Being Buried

Bart the cat had been hit by a car

Bart the cat found out the hard way that there can be a little bit of lag time between your nine lives.

Several days ago, the black and white feline was hit by a car and pronounced dead shortly after. But he didn’t stay deceased for long, reports Fox13. Five days after burying Bart, the cat’s owner found him pawing around a neighbor’s yard.

The kitty was reunited with his family looking a little worse for wear, but very much alive, a discovery that Bart’s friends are still trying to understand.

“This doesn’t happen. Cats don’t come back to life, not five days after they’ve been put in the ground,” said Dusty Albritton, the neighbor who found Bart post-resurrection.

Doctors are baffled by the cat’s reappearance as well. Their best guess is that Bart was unconscious after being hit by the car, not dead, and miraculously dug his way out of the ground after being buried.

Bart is now at the vet receiving treatment for head trauma, a broken jaw and vision loss. While he has some serious injuries, doctors expect the kitty to make a full recovery.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

TIME animals

Watching This Very Large Puppy Learn About Ice Makes Winter Almost Worth It

Ice can be so confusing!

Meet Quinn, a five-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog who’s experiencing her first New England winter. A big part of the season, obviously, is ice. And, if you’re a dog, learning how it works and how to deal with it and how to successfully play on it.

Here is Quinn getting herself acquainted with a slippery frozen surface in pretty much the cutest way possible:

@QuinnTheBerner learning all about ice

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And now here’s that again, but soundtracked with some music for dramatic effect:

See? Without hellish winter weather, cute things like this would not be possible.

TIME animals

Americans Could Spend $703 Million on Their Pets This Valentine’s Day

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Nothing says "I love you" like a diamond collar

The candy and flowers industrial complex that is Valentine’s Day had gone to the dogs. Literally.

One in five Americans will take their pets into consideration on Feb. 14, according to a new study by the National Retail Federation, a trade association. Out of a total of $18.9 billion spent on the holiday, consumers will drop $703 million on their furrier companions, the group forecasts.

While the figure at first appears staggering, the retail group points out that consumers will just spend $5.28 on their pets on average.

But even though opting for heart-shaped Milkbones suffices, nothing says I love you like splurging for that diamond dog color Fluffy’s been eyeing.

TIME Comedy

Watch Louis C.K. Take On Babies and Gay Marriage in His New Stand-Up Special

The comedian has a few thoughts about babies.

Louis C.K.’s new stand-up special isn’t available yet, but you can watch the first four minutes of “Live at the Comedy Store” now.

The four-minute clip revolves around everyone’s favorite airplane companions: babies. After a recent travel experience, C.K. finally figured out why so many babies spend their time on airplanes crying. The cause? According to C.K., “they are upset because gay people are getting married.”

To be clear, C.K. doesn’t agree with their temper tantrums, because love is love and babies are selfish. “I think if people are in love, they should get married,” he clarified. “But they can’t accept that. They’re just being babies.”

As he has done for the past few years, the comedian is making his latest comedy hour available to stream and/or download on his website for just $5.

[Via Uproxx]

TIME celebrity

Watch Channing Tatum Brilliantly Imitate His Baby Daughter’s ‘Poop Face’

He says it reminds him of Marlon Brando dying in The Godfather

Channing Tatum stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night to talk about general celebrity things — but the conversation got really good once it turned to the topic of fatherhood. And then also poop.

Tatum’s daughter, Everly, is one and a half now, and Chan is still really, really into being a dad. One of his favorite things about babies in general, he says, is that they all have “these different poop faces.”

Then he demonstrates what Everly’s poop face looks like and says it reminds him of the scene in The Godfather when Marlon Brando dies.

It’s a pretty good poop face, but we’re a bit disappointed it doesn’t look like this.

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Watch Kim Kardashian Mock Herself Perfectly in a Super Bowl Ad

It involves selfies, obvi

T-Mobile’s Super Bowl ad stars “Kim Kardashian, Famous Person” discussing a very serious matter.

“Each month millions of gigs of unused data are taken back by wireless companies. Tragic,” she says over somber PSA-style music. “Data you paid for that could be used to see my makeup, my backhand, my outfits, my vacations and my outfits. Sadly all lost. Please, help save the data.”

What follows is an ad that could be for T-Mobile’s Data Stash program or for Kardashian’s new book, appropriately titled Selfie.

Last year T-Mobile did a text-only ad that ended with the message: “Maybe next year, we’ll do an ad with overpaid movie stars.”

Let’s hope they spring for puppies in 2016.

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TIME Sports

Louis C.K. Says It’s Totally Fine If the Patriots Deflated Balls

"I have no problem with it. I think it's hilarious."

Some people are really, really upset that some of the footballs the New England Patriots provided for the semifinal game against the Indianapolis Colts were under-inflated. Most people are referring to this scandal as “Deflategate” or, in some cases, an even more tasteful moniker: “Ballghazi.”

But comedian Louis C.K., who, as a Boston native, identifies as a Patriots fan, isn’t upset at all, as he explained to David Letterman Monday night. Why? “It’s a stupid football game. Just deflate the balls, poke a guy in the eye or whatever. It’s football.”

C.K. also made sure to defend the Patriots when Letterman asked why the team might do such a thing. “Well, because they want to win real bad. Sometimes you do stuff that’s not fair, so that you can win. I have no problem with it.”

Can someone give Louis C.K. a job as a sports commentator please?

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