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Watch This Incredible Archer Split an Arrow Fired Right at Him

Just like Kevin Costner in Robin Hood. Only for real

When Kevin Costner split an arrow in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, cynics everywhere rolled their eyes. But now a Danish archer has matched that feat and much more besides — even splitting an arrow fired directly at him at high velocity.

Lars Andersen has spent a decade honing his archery skills to levels seen only on medieval battlefields, using ancient texts and tapestries for guidance. This video shows the 50-year-old firing at moving targets, from moving targets, using his feet, spearing soft-drink cans, hitting the ring-pulls from soft-drink cans, and much more besides. He can even catch an arrow fired at him and shoot it back in one swift movement.

To capture his grand finale — splitting a moving arrow — took years of preparation and 14 takes. The trick, he says, is to hit the target arrow just behind the head so that the shafts fluctuate against each other, splitting the bamboo (while not flinching at the thought of impending death, of course).

“The arrow fired at me was not fired with a very powerful bow, though it was definitely dangerous enough,” says Lars in a statement. “I hope to try it again using a proper high-speed camera.”

Give it your best shot, Lars!

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Watch Pervy Guys Get Tricked Into Catcalling Their Own Moms

Now, that is an awkward dinner conversation

A filmmaker in Peru has come up with an ingenious solution to men sexually harassing women in the street — trick serial offenders into catcalling their own mothers.

Two moms agreed to be secretly filmed as they donned flattering disguises and strolled past their unwitting sons. After the men shout out sleazy comments, the women pull off their wigs and confront their red-faced boys with a very loud and very public rebuke.

One enraged mom even hits her sleazy son over the head with her handbag after he bellows “tasty panties.”

The clip, sponsored by American clothing brand Everlast, was filmed in Peru’s national capital Lima, where 7 out of 10 women report being harassed in the street.

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Watch a Principal Announce a Snow Day With a ‘Let It Go’ Parody

Watch out, Idina Menzel

Schoolteachers must be sick of hearing “Let It Go” from Frozen by now, but there’s probably no better way to get kids’ attention than with the Disney tune. Just ask Matt Glendinning, the head of school at Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I., who announced his school’s snow day with his own “Let It Go” parody, “School Is Closed.”

Don’t be surprised if Glendinning has been waiting to break this out for some timethe production value here is suspiciously high for a blizzard that only just took the East Coast by storm. That, or Glendinning should become the faculty sponsor for the film club ASAP.

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This High School’s Choreographed Dance to ‘Uptown Funk’ Is Basically Glee in Real Life

We assume the students only agreed to do this so the teacher who initiated it would write them good college recommendation letters

Well, you at least have to admire how elaborate this is.

A high school teacher at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, Texas, recruited a bunch of students to be his backup dancers in a choreographed dance to Mark Ronson catchy hit song, “Uptown Funk.” He basically goes on a madcap romp through the school’s hallways, busting out his best moves and gyrating his hips with abandon.

According to the YouTube description, “This is a great example of how a bunch of technology students let go of their fears, trusted their teacher and got down to Uptown Funk!!!”

Or, it’s a great example of how a teacher desperately wanted a thing to go viral and students agreed to do it because they needed him to write them good letters of recommendation for their college applications. Either way.

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Here’s Why Americans Who Love British Chocolate Are Freaking Out

Chocolate Production Continues At Cadbury During Hostile Takeover Bids
Cadbury's Creme Eggs move down the production line at the Cadbury's Bournville production plant Christopher Furlong—Getty Images

A lawsuit brought by Hershey's is keeping British-made Rolos and Cadbury Eggs out of the U.S.

Thousands of Rolo, Cadbury and Toffee Crisp lovers in the U.S. have signed a petition protesting a lawsuit that threatens the importation of British chocolates into the United States.

As the result of a lawsuit brought by Hershey in August, Let’s Buy British Imports (LBB) has agreed to stop importing popular British chocolates into the United States.

While Cadbury won’t disappear completely from American shelves, it’ll be the chocolate manufactured by Hershey, which has a licensing agreement to market products made in the U.S. under the Cadbury name. The Hershey recipe has a lower fat content, a less creamy texture and, British chocolate fans insist, an inferior taste.

The news isn’t likely to affect American consumers who buy their Cadbury Creme Eggs from supermarket chains (which have sold the American recipe for years), but lovers of the British variety are incensed.

“Due to legal action by the so-called chocolate maker Hershey’s, we can no longer import the real Cadbury chocolate from England,” Tea & Sympathy, a New York shop specializing in British goods, wrote on its Facebook. “They want us to sell their dreadful Cadbury approximation but we can’t in good conscience sell you such awful chocolate when we have made our reputation on selling you the yummy real English stuff.”

The New York Times reports that various British treats will disappear altogether from American shelves because consumers may confuse them with competing American chocolates. The Toffee Crisp bar has orange packaging similar to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Yorkie chocolate bars allegedly infringe on York peppermint patties.

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Watch Rowlf Sing Biz Markie’s ‘Just A Friend’ to Miss Piggy

Even Muppet dogs get put in the friend zone.

Have you ever met a girl that you tried to date, but she was smitten with your little green friend Kermit? Welcome to the friend zone, Rowlf.

Biz Markie’s 1989 riotous rap classic “Just A Friend” gets a Muppet-themed remix video by Mylo the Cat and it’s the perfect thing to watch on a Monday afternoon (or if you’re snowed in thanks to winter storm Juno).

In the video, Rowlf, the piano-playing Muppet dog, sings about his love for a certain blonde pig, who has a thing for a frog, but swears he’s just a friend.

By the end of the song, though, it’s clear that Rowlf tragically learned his lesson to never talk to a pig who says she just has “a friend.”

[via Laughing Squid]

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Watch Jennifer Lawrence Give the Most Jennifer Lawrence Speech Ever

She manages to be cute and endearing while also joking about drug use

Everybody’s bestie Jennifer Lawrence is back in action. At the Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles Saturday, the actress brought the laughs as she presented an award to Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, which produces the Hunger Games films that Lawrence is known for.

“Jon has been in this business longer than I’ve been alive,” the 24-year-old begins. “I love saying that. Anything like that.” She continues with an irreverent speech that blends slightly off-color jokes with sincere praise and gratitude. Because she’s J-Law, and she knows how to make you want her to be your pal.

She explains that she normally says no to this kind of stuff due to her “crippling anxiety” and the “unbreakable bond between woman and couch” — but she agreed because she assumed she was contractually obligated.

Watch highlights from J-Law’s speech above.

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Thanks to KFC’s New Hot Dog Wrapped in Fried Chicken, Gluttony Has Never Been So Easy

We're all doomed

KFC’s Double Down Dog is as real as it is terrifying.

The hot dog wrapped in a fried chicken patty is currently a special promotion that’s only offered in the Philippines.

To help build buzz, KFC provides only 50 Double Down Dogs Monday to smiling — still breathing — customers at select stores:

Lucky number 9 goes to Daisy! She's all smiles while enjoying the #NewKFCDoubleDown at Fort Triangle.

A photo posted by KFC Philippines (@kfcphilippines) on

Even though the over-the-top snack is already a source of Internet derision, it’s just the latest in a line of gluttonous fast-food trends.

KFC Korea offers a Zinger Double Down that puts a bacon cheeseburger between two pieces of fried chicken:

And other forms of the Double Down sandwich have existed in the U.S.

There are hot-dog-stuffed pizza crusts, waffle-wrapped tacos, macaroni and shrimp burgers.

The world is doomed.

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Smartest Man Ever Teaches Pet Rabbit to Bring Him a Beer

Wallace the rabbit has his very own custom beverage cart

Man’s new best friend may be a rabbit.

In this video, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rabbit named Wallace—”Wallace the Mad King” on YouTube—delivers a beer to his owner’s boyfriend by pushing a cardboard “beer cart” containing a bottle of beer toward the man. As the user writes in the YouTube description, “I have been collaborating for the past year with my girlfriend’s pet rabbit to create performance art and ‘happenings’ that capture this rabbit’s capabilities and worldly passions.”

 

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Watch Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling Discuss Sexism in Hollywood

Other topics include Woody Allen, reproductive rights and sexual assault

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a few female Hollywood heavyweights gathered for a panel called Power of Story: Serious Ladies. Moderated by The New Yorker‘s TV critic Emily Nussbaum, the panel brought together Lena Dunham, Kristen Wiig, Mindy Kaling and Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan to talk about their experiences in the TV and film industries.

In the clip above, Dunham talks specifically about how females are so often compared to their characters in a way that is damning — and in a way that their male counterparts never experience. Kaling soon chimes in to back her up, referencing a specific scene on Dunham’s HBO show Girls.

Other topics include campus sexual assault, Woody Allen, better school lunches, reproductive rights, body image and more. You can watch the entire panel here.

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