TIME animals

Here’s a Raccoon Swimming in a Pool Because You Deserve to See a Cute Thing

His brother looks on anxiously

You probably don’t hear the word “raccoon” and immediately think “awwwww,” but trust us, these two raccoon brothers are really cute.

The raccoon named Willie decides to get into a swimming pool and enjoy a nice, refreshing dip. His brother Waylon, however, appears to be extremely nervous about this and tries several times to rescue Willie. He’s clearly too scared to get into the pool himself, so he just hangs out by the edge and tries to reach Willie whenever he gets close enough. Eventually, Willie decides he doesn’t want Waylon to be so worried anymore, because he is a deeply compassionate creature, so he decides to get out.

The main question raised by this video: who has raccoons as pets?

(h/t Mashable)

Read next: What’s This? Oh Nothing, Just a Raccoon Hitching a Ride on an Alligator

TIME animals

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 animals

This Man’s Enthusiasm About Sea Lions Is Truly Infectious

"They're sleek ... like a torpedo through the water!"

If you’re feeling kinda meh about everything today, we highly recommend taking a few minutes to watch the BBC’s Steve Backshall as he encounters a group of sea lions in California’s Monterey Bay. Backshall is just so, so, so excited about the creatures he has encountered, and his enthusiasm is infectious. Pretty soon, you’ll be feeling totally invigorated and excited about life.

“This is a truly unbelievable spectacle,” Backshall shouts gleefully. “Surrounded by California sea lions!”

He then gets a little defensive—but still totally joyful—about how incredible sea lions are. “These creatures are completely transformed here in their underwater world. They can appear to be clumsy when they’re on land but here, they are agile, graceful and zip through the water using those extraordinary wing-like front flippers.”

Seriously, Backshall just can’t stop telling us how incredible sea lions are. “They’re sleek … like a torpedo through the water!”

The video is a preview of the next episode of PBS’ Big Blue Live, a program showcasing the marine life of Monterey Bay. We recommend watching the episode, which airs Sunday at 8pm EST, to see Backshall declare sea lions the “absolute masters of the big blue.”

(h/t Jezebel)

TIME celebrity

Police Shut Down Jerry Seinfeld’s Family Lemonade Stand

"Lemonade dreams crushed by local neighbor"

Newman!

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld say they have a real-life grouchy neighbor who got their kid’s charity lemonade stand shut down in the Hamptons.

Jessica, 43, posted an Instagram last week of her son Julian, 12, and comedian husband posing with their hands behind their heads in front of their sale, which donated profits to her Baby Buggy nonprofit.

“Lemonade dreams crushed by local neighbor but not before raising lots of money for @loverecycled. Thanks to all of our customers and big tippers!” she captioned the photo.

Police confirmed to The East Hampton Press that they received a complaint Aug. 18 about illegally parked vehicles near the stand and had to put a stop to it because the Seinfelds were violating a village code that prohibits “peddling.”

Somewhere out there, Seinfeld‘s Wayne Knight is cackling:

 

This article originally appeared on People.com

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.

 

 

TIME celebrities

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.

TIME Drones

This Drone Caught a Guy Chilling on Top of a Wind Turbine

How he got up there is a mystery

With public cameras growing ever-more-ubiquitous, there’s seemingly no such thing as privacy anymore—not even atop a 200-foot-tall wind turbine.

A drone pilot named Kevin Miller was flying his unmanned aircraft in Rhode Island when it spotted a man sunbathing on top of a wind turbine. It’s unclear who the man is or how he got up there, though an open hatch next to him implies that he climbed up a ladder to reach the top. Perhaps he’s an engineer, or just a daredevil who gets his kicks climbing incredibly tall structures.

The discovery begs the question: just how many people are chilling on top of turbines, windmills, water towers and other large infrastructure edifices as we speak?

Check out the video of the sunbather below:


[Daily Mirror]

TIME animals

Grumpy Cat’s Getting a Wax Figure and Of Course She’s Mad About It

It will debut at Madame Tussauds San Francisco later this year

Poor Grumpy Cat had to tolerate all the measuring and fitting it takes to become a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. The museum just announced that the famous feline will be immortalized in wax at its San Francisco location, Business Wire reports.

In the clip below, you’ll see Grumpy Cat begrudgingly sit for the Madame Tussauds sculptors, who clearly want to make sure they get the wax figure just right.

Grumpy Cat’s figure will be “an animatronic with five different movements” and will be unveiled at the San Francisco museum later this year. After a short stay there, the figure will then tour the remaining five locations around the country. Until then, keep an eye on the Madame Tussauds Instagram for updates:

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