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‘Let’s Get Physics Y’all’ Music Video Makes Science Digestible for Ladies

Brought to you by comedian Megan Amram with help from Nick Offerman, Rich Fulcher, and Steve Agee

Look, ladies. We might want to be scientists or generally do science things but we’re simply not mentally or physically equipped for it. Luckily, though, comedian and Parks and Recreation writer Megan Amram is out with a new book next month, Science…For Her!, to make science easier for females to digest.

To promote the book, which is basically a Cosmpolitan-style guide to lady-friendly science, Amram enlisted fellow funny-people Nick Offerman, Rich Fulcher and Steve Agee to star this this parody video, “‘Let’s Get Physics Y’all.” As you can probably imagine, it’s completely ridiculous and weird and totally hilarious.

Still, though, this will always be our favorite “Physical” parody:

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Welp, Here’s Diego Luna Covering ‘Creep’ by Radiohead

"Book Of Life" Premiere
Michael Tran—FilmMagic / Getty Images Diego Luna arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Book Of Life" held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on October 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

It's for his upcoming move, The Book of Life

What the hell is Diego Luna doing here? Diego Luna does not belong here.

And by “here” we mean “singing a Radiohead song.” But it happened and nobody can do anything about it. Here’s how this went down: director Jorge Gutierrez reached out to the band asking for permission to use “Creep” in his upcoming animated film, The Book of Life, which stars Luna as young aspiring musician Manolo. Though Radiohead often refuses to lend their songs to films, they said yes this time.

“And they, for the first time ever, said, you know, the way you’re using the song is exactly what that song is for,” Gutierrez told The Latino Review. “It’s a teenager who doesn’t feel like he doesn’t fit in. And that’s who Manolo is.”

Listen to a snippet of the cover here:

 

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Watch Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt Communicate Entirely Through the Art of Breakdance

There are subtitles for those of you not fluent in the language of dance

Last night, Brad Pitt dropped by The Tonight Show to chat with Jimmy Fallon, catch up on life, talk about his current movie Fury, etc. They did all of this — but instead of using words, they used their dance moves.

Luckily, this segment included subtitles for those of us who are not fluent in breakdance. Fallon and Pitt both do a great job, but the true star here is clearly Brad’s mustache.

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Stop What You’re Doing And Watch This Live Rescue Mission of a Baby Bear

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You need to stop what you’re doing and watch this live-streaming video of a small baby bear who escaped from a dumpster in Pasadena, Calif. and is now being pursued—along with its mother—by animal rescue officers, and a helicopter news crew:

You’re welcome.

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What Your Zip Code Says About You

Keith J. R. Binns—Getty Images

In an age of information, it's harder than ever to hide who you really are

U.S. zip codes were designed in 1963 to tell USPS how to sort your mail — but now they might tell others how you live your life.

Software company Esri’s Tapestry Segmentation project has combined U.S. Census demographic data with marketing data to offer a picture how we live — whether you’re spending Saturdays in line for the opera or for government assistance, or if you’re getting takeout from Chick-fil-A or Whole Foods.

All you have to do is enter your zip code to receive your postal code horoscope. You can also look up zip codes of places you’d like to visit, relocate or expand your business. In an age of big data, there’s seemingly no end to what the boundless flows of information can tell us — everything from who we want to sleep with to when we’ll discover alien life.

Here’s what Esri has to say about a few places in America:

In 89412, the zip code of a rural Nevada town that’s so isolated it’s the farthest point in the continental U.S. from a McDonald’s:

Most of us live in heavily-forested areas of Appalachia, Texas, Arkansas, and other parts of the country. Forestry provides jobs for many of us. We are very conservative politically; religious faith, traditional gender roles, and family history are profound influences. We’re relatively self-sufficient; we grow our own produce and maintain our vehicles…

In 33109, America’s richest zip code of Fisher Island, Fla., where the median income is over $1 million:

We’re affluent retirees who live in exclusive communities in warm climates. We worked hard, invested wisely, and now we’re experiencing the payoff. We drive luxury cars or SUVs and donate generously to charities. We contract for home maintenance services so chores don’t interfere with our active social life, trips, golf games and boating….

In 48503, the zip code of Flint, Mich., the U.S. city with the highest murder rate:

We shop for groceries at Walmart supercenters and buy clothes, household items, and sundries at Kmart. We have credit card balances; some have student loans… We play games online and check out dating sites. We trust TV for news and information and we enjoy fast food regularly.

In 99723, the zip code of Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost city in the U.S. that’s farther north than the Arctic Circle:

The relative peace of our affluent, family-oriented neighborhoods in the outer suburbs provides welcome relief from our hectic jobs, long commutes, and busy lives with growing children. Any minute we can save is critical, so we’re fans of conveniences such as banking and shopping online and housekeeping services…

Click here to learn more about where you live.

Read next: Here Are The Best Cities For Trick-or-Treating

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Watch Bill Murray Abandon David Letterman to Train for the NYC Marathon (in a Tux)

"Can you handle things? I really should get a run in."

In the middle of his interview with David Letterman last night to promote his movie St. Vincent, Bill Murray decided to pull a Bill Murray and make things totally weird. All of a sudden, he seems to get flustered and begins asking Letterman questions like “What is today’s date?” and “When is the NYC marathon?” and “Is that soon?” He made a commitment to himself, he explains, to enter the race this year, and decides that he needs to get up and get a run in. “Can you handle things?” he asks the Late Show host.

Then Murray slathers Bengay all over his hands and heads out into New York City to train — all while wearing a tuxedo.

Watch the full clip here:

 

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Polar Vortex Could Return This Winter

Accuweather says arctic conditions will return to the northeastern U.S. this winter, though the NOAA says things won't be as bad

In spite of a gradual transition from summer to fall, forecasters report that winter is, in fact, coming with a pronounced drop in temperature and high amount of snow.

“After record-shattering temperatures and high snow totals last winter in the Northeast, a similar theme will continue into the 2014-2015 season,” said forecasters Accuweather, noting that the polar vortex, a sequel no one asked for, “will slip down into the [Northeast] region from time to time,” although it will not be as “persistent.”

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a more tempered projection for this winter, however. Even though temperatures will be below average in the south-central and southeastern states, it said, overall weather will not be as extreme as the winter of 2013-2014. It even forecast that the west coast will experience one of its warmest winters on record. Drought conditions are expected to improve in December and January.

The Weather Channel says that while last winter primarily hit the upper Midwest, this winter’s chill will largely impact the East Coast and Gulf Coast.

TIME Food & Drink

Pizza Hut Korea’s Star-Shaped, Surf-and-Turf-Topped, Dessert-Stuffed-Crust Pizza Is Simply Too Much

Answering the age-old question: How much is too much?

There is such a thing as too much. And Pizza Hut Korea’s $32 “Star Edge Pizza” doesn’t just toe the line of excess, it slip-and-slides across it on the flavored cream cheese filling stuffed inside its crust.

The surf-and-turf pie is topped with shrimp, calamari, bacon, steak and sausage, but its turnover crust is comes jam-packed with either cranberry or cinnamon apple nut and cream cheese filling.

Why would they do such a thing? This actor in the Star Edge Pizza’s bizarre ad seems to have a pretty solid answer:

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Erykah Badu Makes $3.60 Singing in Times Square

Just enough for a hot dog!

It has been a while since Erykah Badu released a new album, so in an effort to make a couple of dollars the R&B singer hit the streets of New York to… panhandle.

In a iPhone video released Wednesday by Badu, who has become a bit of a social media maven with her quirky vines and tweets, the soulful artist stands in the middle of Time Square, holding out a hat and singing to passersby. Throughout the video, Badu goes largely unnoticed, though she’s able to collect a couple of dollars ($3.60 to be exact) as a result of her efforts.

Badu even quips that with “some initiative, you can make money.” To finish things off, the ever-political songstress reminds viewers that, “in reality, life is a lot harder than this.”

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The Most Talked-About Celebrity Bangs of All Time

London Celebrity Sightings - OCTOBER 15, 2014
Alex Huckle—GC Images Beyonce Knowles seen leaving a gallery with BANGS

In honor of Beyonce's "controversial" hair cut

Beyoncé got bangs, and people have feelings about it.

Is the super short, Bettie Page-inspired fringe the Bangpacolyspe? “Vintage but not cheesy”? A Blue Ivy art project? Proof that Queen Bey has bad hair days just like us? Absolutely none of our damn business? It’s all a matter of opinion… that will be shared again and again on Twitter.

For whatever reason, emotions run high when it comes to celebrity bangs.”If you’re going with a black eye or bangs, go with the black eye,” actress Kaley Cuoco said after getting skewered for embracing the fringe on a 2013 red carpet. And so, in the name of journalism, we have compiled a list of the most influential — and at times, “controversial” — celebrity bangs.

Bettie Page

Bettie Page Portrait
Michael Ochs ArchivesCIRCA 1952: Pin-up model Bettie Page poses for a portrait

Here’s the 1950’s pin-up said to have inspired Beyoncé. If you’ve had any impact on Beyoncé, you’re obviously one of the most influential beings on the planet.

Michelle Obama

Children Gather For Kid's Inaugural Concert
Joe Raedle—Getty ImagesThe First Lady Michelle Obama with BANGS (2013)

“This is my midlife crisis,” FLOTUS told Rachel Ray, “jokingly,” in a 2013 interview. And oh, what a bold statement the bangs were. The Wall Street Journal noted: “These aren’t the kind of subtle, side-swept bangs that some women favor, including Duchess Kate. Rather, Mrs. Obama opted for full-on, forehead-covering fringe. It’s a bold move at a high profile time for the First Lady, just days before President Obama’s inauguration.” The Cut prematurely mourned the loss during Obama’s Bowie State commencement speech, but The Daily Beast was quick to assure concerned masses that “they’re still on her head… she just parted her hair differently.”

(The bangs have since retired.)

Kerry Washington

But, “were Michelle Obama’s bangs inspired by Kerry Washington?” The Daily Mail (and others) wondered. FLOTUS does binge-watch Scandal.

Hilary Clinton


Michelle isn’t the only woman in politics to make waves with her choice of bangs. Hillary Clinton’s January 2014 bangs were “oddly controversial,” Bustle noted, as other publications questioned what her “bangs mean for America.” Imagine if Clinton had sported bangs and her infamous scrunchie? Then the Union would have been put in a tailspin.

Zooey Deschanel

The Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Performer Nominees' 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Reception - Arrivals
Imeh Akpanudosen—Getty ImagesActress Zooey Deschanel and her bangs

The New Girl star and hipster icon isn’t just known for her bangs, as Buzzfeed points out, she is hardly recognizable without them.

Tyra Banks

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons Honoring L.A. Reid - Red Carpet
Michael Kovac—WireImageTV personality Tyra Banks, her bangs, and NARAS President Neil Portnow

One word: Fierce.

Andrea Sachs


Yes, Anne Hathaway often sports bangs in real life. But this isn’t about Anne Hathaway. This is about her character Andrea Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada. Andrea was nothing without bangs. Nothing. And after she got them, she became everything, inspiring little girls everywhere to don the haircut that goes hand in hand with being a successful assistant to a high-powered, mercurial fashion editor.

Rooney Mara

84th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
Gregg DeGuire—FilmMagic Actress Rooney Mara arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

The look was created for Mara’s role as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Vogue dubbed this ultra chic individual’s adoption of blunt bangs, “The Rooney Mara effect.”

Audrey Hepburn

Holly At Tiffany's
Paramount Pictures—Getty ImagesAudrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993), as Holly Golightly

A classic.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Attends 'My Worlds The Collection' Photocall in Madrid
Carlos Alvarez—Getty Images Singer Justin Bieber

A modern classic.

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