TIME animals

Watch This Gorilla Test a Zoo’s Shatter-Proof Glass With His Fists

Captivity, shmaptivity

A family at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium cut their visit to the gorilla exhibition short after one silverback, evidently in no mood for guests, charged the glass partition, putting several cracks in the pane.

The footage of the close encounter has racked up almost 1.7 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube on Thursday.

Zoo officials told the Omaha World-Herald that the gorilla’s behavior was nothing out of the ordinary, and that the glass was triple-layered, “so there was no danger it would fall out.”

So it only resembled the worst nightmare of zoo goers everywhere.

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TIME celebrity

A DJ Just Mixed Your Favorite Carrie Underwood Hits Into One Four-Minute Supersong

DJ Earworm's at it again

On Friday, Internet mashup artist DJ Earworm released a mashup he put together as a tribute to the music of Carrie Underwood, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning country music singer and songwriter. Hit songs in the compilation include:

– “Something in the Water”
– “Little Toy Guns”
– “Blown Away”
– “Before He Cheats”
– “Jesus, Take the Wheel”
– “Two Black Cadillacs”
– “Good Girl”
– “Cowboy Casanova”
– “See You Again”
– “Wasted”
– “So Small”
– “All-American Girl”
– “Last Name”
– “Undo It”

DJ Earworm’s best-known mashups string together the hit pop songs of the year and come out every year in December.

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TIME society

See Lucasfilm’s Sweet Letter to a 7-Year-Old Boy Who Wants to Marry as a Jedi

Young Colin Gilpatric, who has autism, wrote the studio with a very specific question

For most Star Wars fans, the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the highlight of their week. But one Star Wars fan is more excited about the letter he received from Lucasfilm.

Colin Gilpatric and his mother Peggy wrote a letter to the film company saying he wants to become a Jedi Knight, but “I want to get married without becoming a Sith. Please change the rule.”

Lucasfilm said yes, in the voice of a Jedi. Here’s the full response:

The letter was cited in a New York Times article to show how Lucasfilm takes the time to personalize letters as part of a larger story about how the studio engages with fans, from the biennial gathering “Star Wars Celebration” to promoting exclusive information on its social networks.

TIME Food & Drink

Oregon Regulators Approve Plans to Make Beer Out of Sewage Water

Not available in bars...yet

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission recently approved the use of recycled sewage water to brew beer, the Oregon Public Broadcasting’s environmental news organization EarthFix reports.

Brewed via a purification process developed by Oregon’s Clean Water Services, the beer would not be available for commercial or retail use, and the finished product would still need to undergo tests to make sure it is safe to drink. And it won’t be on tap at any bars. It would only be served at tasting events hosted by its manufacturers, the home brewing club Oregon Brew Crew, and other water professional society functions.

In 2014, Oregon’s Clean Water services hosted a brewing competition to challenge beer enthusiasts to make beer out of “30 percent purified wastewater,” according to EarthFix. Overall, the point of developing this beer is to encourage innovative uses of the wastewater and spark a nationwide conversation about conserving water in creative ways in the midst of news about severe water shortages along the West Coast, a spokesperson for Clean Water Services told the news outlet.

TIME

Overturned Truck Spills Millions of Bees on the Highway

Beekeepers attend to a semi-trailer truck that overturned with a cargo of bees on a highway in Lynnwood
Ian Terry—Reuters Beekeepers wait to start clearing out the scene of semi-trailer truck that overturned with a cargo of bees on a highway in Lynnwood, Wash., on Apr. 17, 2015.

"Lots of stinging going on," according to the Washington State Department of Transportation

A semi-truck loaded with honeybees overturned on a Washington state highway Friday morning, spilling boxes containing millions of the insects near the town of Lynnwood. Beekeepers and firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after the 3:30 a.m. crash, the Seattle Times reports.

The truck was carrying 458 hives, holding an estimated 14 million bees. The entire load was worth around $92,000. Beekeepers managed to recover some of the hives, but as the insects became agitated, firefighters killed them by spraying a mixture of foam and water on the hives.

With many bees still on the loose, the Washington State Department of Transportation advised drivers to keep windows and vents closed.

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TIME viral

This Pokémon Tattoo Is So Bad It Has Become a Meme

He wanted his tattoo to be the very best, like no tattoo ever was

A tattoo of Pokémon character Charmander that fans say looks nothing like the character has been going viral on Reddit, inspiring memes and earning the nickname “S****y Charmander.”

Redditor Yllwsnow2 uploaded the image on April 14 with the caption “My friend was drunk and on Xanax when he decided to tattoo a black face Charmander with no experience or artistic ability. The flame saves it.” The picture racked up nearly 2.5 million views over the next two days, according to a timeline by KnowYourMeme, an online encyclopedia about memes and trending topics.

The illustration now has its own subreddit “/r/shartmander,” and the photo-sharing site Imgur has rounded up some of the best memes. The editor of Know Your Meme Brad Kim made a flow chart of merchandise inspired by the tattoo:


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It is the third time that something so random has captivated the Internet recently, between a debate about the color of #TheDress and a photo of a cat that looked like it was either going up or down a staircase.

TIME Food & Drink

Starbucks Introduces S’mores Frappuccino

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Jamie Grill—Getty Images/Tetra images RF Close up of smores

The limited-time drink will roll out starting April 28

Can’t wait for summer campfires?

Starbucks has introduced a new frappuccino flavor: s’mores. In a statement, the company says the drink is made up of “marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce” plus “a creamy blend of graham, coffee, milk, and ice” topped “mashmallowy whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble.” There will also be a bottled version available in stores.

The limited-time drink will roll out starting April 28, but if people like it enough, then maybe they’ll make s’more.

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TIME celebrity

Michael Bublé Criticized for Posting Photo of a Woman’s Butt on Instagram

Singer Michael Buble attends the 20th annual Fulfillment Fund Stars benefit gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Oct. 14, 2014.
Tommaso Boddi—Getty Images Singer Michael Buble attends the 20th annual Fulfillment Fund Stars benefit gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Oct. 14, 2014.

Many on social media interpreted the singer's action as body shaming

Fans aren’t too happy with Michael Bublé after the singer posted a photo of a woman’s behind to his Instagram.

The “Haven’t Met You Yet” singer, 39, posted a shot of himself posing in front of an unidentified female wearing shorts, along with a caption singling out the woman’s butt Monday.

“There was something about this photo lu took, that seemed worthy of Instagram,” Bublé wrote. It appears that his wife Luisana Lopilato, 27, took the photo while vacationing in Miami with the performer.

He also followed the comment with several rear-end-related hashtags: #myhumps #babygotback #hungryshorts#onlyinmiami #picoftheday #beautifulbum.

But not all social media users found the Canadian artist’s picture worthy of Instagram, taking to the photo-sharing platform and Twitter to criticize Bublé for his comments, which many interpreted as body shaming.

However, some commenters came to the singer’s defense, arguing that the post wasn’t mean-spirited.

“So he’s admiring a nicely shaped butt. Big deal!” an Instagram user wrote.

“I’m on team Michael and Lu on this one! How is this body/booty shaming? People need to relax!” another user said.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

TIME Music

David Hasselhoff’s New Video Is a Perfectly Ridiculous 80s Throwback

The surprise ode to '80s action flicks is a must watch

If you’re going to watch one music video today — or ever — make it the surprise video dropped by none other than David Hasselhoff.

The video for “True Survivor” — which is from the Kickstarter-funded film Kung Fury — is straight out of the star’s Knight Rider days and while it doesn’t have his computerized car K.I.T.T., it does have a white Lamborghini, an overactive fog machine, fingerless gloves and a slick beat.

The clip mixes up everything from keytars to 8-bit hacking to dinosaurs, vikings, flamethrowers, roundhouse-kicking cops, people walking away from explosions without looking back and so much more. And naturally, it all ends with Hasselhoff riding a dinosaur into the sunset. The video bodes well for Kung Fury, David Sandberg’s throwback martial arts comedy about a vengeful cop who travels back in time to kill the Nazis, but end up bringing in vikings and Thor to finish the deed. With a plot like that, it should be no surprise the film exceeded its Kickstarter goal of $200,000, and brought in well over $600,000.

TIME celebrity

Watch Anna Kendrick Take on John Krasinski on Lip Sync Battle

He puts on a dress, but she brings out a very special guest

There are plenty of reasons to be annoyed by Spike’s new show Lip Sync Battle, but there also plenty of reasons to enjoy this particular showdown between John Krasinski and Anna Kendrick.

Here are a few of those reasons:

  • Krasinski puts on a sparkly dress and does a very heartfelt Tina Turner impression
  • Anna Kendrick actually brings Jennifer Lopez onstage after singing her song “Booty”
  • The camera occasionally pans to Chrissy Teigen (billed as the show’s “color commentator”), who is swaying in a crop top
  • John Krasinski’s beard
  • Anna Kendrick’s perfect hair
  • LL Cool J going “Hercules! Hercules!”

Watch the clip and we’re sure you’ll find plenty of your own reasons.

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