TIME celebrities

Chris Evans Dresses as Captain America to Visit Kids Hospital With Chris Pratt

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Chris Evans may have won his Super Bowl bet against Chris Pratt, but that didn’t stop him from showing good sportsmanship.

Instead of betting money on the Feb. 1 game, the two superheroes decided to wager charity visits dressed up as their Marvel superheroes. Even though Evans, who rooted for the New England Patriots, won the bet, he decided to drop by Pratt’s charity of choice, Seattle Children’s Hospital on Saturday.

The day was filled with smiles and laughter as Evans, who was dressed up as Captain America, handed out toys to the children who were being treated at the hospital.

But that doesn’t mean that Pratt didn’t keep up his end of their bet. The two visited Evan’s charity of choice, Christopher’s Haven, in Boston Feb. 5.

One thing is for sure – when two superheroes make a bet, we all win.

This article was originally published in PEOPLE.com

TIME celebrities

Watch Chris Hemsworth Bring the Power of Thor to SNL

Chris Hemsworth is a big guy. Sure he has arms the size of Taran Killam’s torso, but he also towered over most of the Saturday Night Live cast throughout the night. But for a guy with such stature, the night’s sketches offered little opportunity for him to leave much of a mark. You know the writers had an issue making good use of the host when he was the third most interesting thing about his monologue (the first two being the third Hemsworth, Luke, showing up, and Kenan Thompson as the surprise fourth brother).

And that’s such a shame because Hemsworth has proven he can be both handsome and hilarious as Thor. Unfortunately, SNL often focused on that first attribute and forgot to highlight the second. From the American Express commercial that suggested how shockingly great it is to be Chris Hemsworth to pointing out how much more in shape he is than Killam, Hemsworth’s comedic chops often took a backseat to his looks. Thankfully, Hemsworth himself brought enough energy and enthusiasm and nailed every role; it would be great to see him come back and be given some meatier material.

But the misuse of Hemsworth didn’t make for a horrible night necessarily. Instead, it was just a largely unremarkable one, with a steady stream of average sketches before Weekend Update and a host of mediocre ones after. Many had their moments but few proved to be utterly hilarious or cringeworthy duds.

Read more at EW.com, and watch an entire clip here:

TIME Internet

Google Doodle Honors International Women’s Day

The March 8 celebration began in the United States in 1909

A new Google Doodle celebrating International Women’s Day features women performing a range of careers from astronaut to judge.

The day, which falls annually on March 8, has been celebrated in the United States since 1909, and has spread around the world. This year’s theme is “Make It Happen,” a call to action for the numerous issues facing women today.

Other careers represented in the Doodle include scientist, doctor, chef and volleyball player.

Read more: International Women’s Day Shows Awareness Is Not Enough

TIME viral

How the ‘Dancing Man’ Became an Internet Phenomenon

The Internet takes a stand against body-shaming

Celebrities and others across the Internet are planning to turn an instance of online bullying into a giant dance party to combat body-shaming.

It all started when a user of messageboard 4chan uploaded a body-shaming photo of an overweight man dancing at a night club. The post called Sean a “specimen” and noted that he looked distraught after other club goers laughed at him.

After the post received attention for its mean-spirited nature, Twitter user Cassandra Fairbanks took up the cause on the social media platform and sought to find the man in the post. The word spread quickly as people around the world tweeted in search of the dancing man and launched a #dancingman hashtag.

The man, eventually identified as Sean in London, launched a Twitter account of his own to thank his many supporters.

Now, Cassandra and others have raised more than $30,000 to fund “the dance party of a lifetime.” The party, which will benefit an anti-bullying campaign, has also received the support of celebrities including Pharrell and Ellie Goulding.

The Los Angeles Coliseum even volunteered to host for free.

 

TIME Food & Drink

Dairy Queen Offering Free Ice Cream on March 16

Dairy Queen

The company is celebrating its 75th anniversary

First free donuts, then free pancakes, now free ice cream: Dairy Queen is saying goodbye to winter with its Free Cone Day four days before the official start of spring.

The company is celebrating its 75th anniversary on the 75th day of the calendar year (March 16) by offering one small vanilla soft-service to customers free of charge at participating locations, People reports. But Dairy Queen is hoping that customers use those extra dollars saved for a good cause: DQ will be asking for donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that day.

“This is all about connecting with our fans and not just about telling them, but showing them how much we appreciate their loyalty,” Dairy Queen’s executive vice president of marketing, Barry Westrum, said in a statement.

[People]

TIME Music

Watch Tom Hanks Lip Sync to Carly Rae Jepsen in Her ‘I Really Like You’ Video

The 'Call Me Maybe' singer also recruits Justin Bieber for the clip

Carly Rae Jepsen’s new single “I Really Like You” is a candy-coated account of what happens before you DTR, but for the track’s accompanying video, which premiered late Friday night on Bravo, the singer was in search of a completely different feeling. Jepsen told TIME this week that she was inspired by Wes Anderson films and wanted to subvert the usual girl-meets-boy storylines she was getting pitched, as she did in 2012’s goofy “Call Me Maybe” clip. “The song is so sweet,” Jepsen said. “I wanted something that would contradict that — a little bit of comedy flare or a left turn.”

Enter Tom Hanks, who volunteered to be in the video after Jepsen’s manager, Scooter Braun, explained her vision to the actor over dinner one night. Hanks, who spends the entirety of the video lip syncing for his life, was totally game to join Jepsen and Justin Bieber for a big dance routine in the frigid streets of SoHo last month. “It was the coldest day imaginable, and he just showed up and was a champion,” Jepsen says of the video shoot. “I was in my warm trailer drinking hot chocolate like, ‘Do it again, Tom! Lookin’ good’!

Read next: How Carly Rae Jepsen Got the Coolest People in Music to Work on Her Album

TIME Internet

Hall & Oates Mashed Up With Metallica Is Surprisingly Great

We can go for this

The latest SoundCloud remix to catch the eye of music blogs is a mashup of “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” by Daryl Hall & John Oates and Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” called “I Can’t Enter That (No Sandman).” And no, it is not a jingle for Haulin’ Oats, the granola brand the musicians are suing for allegedly trying to piggy-back on their fame.

The last Hall and Oates mashup to go viral was “Ballin’ Oates” in 2013, which featured hits by Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye and T.I.

(h/t AV Club)

TIME animals

You Deserve to Watch This Video of Baby Micro Pigs Eating an Apple

They're so tiny that they make the apple look enormous

Miniature pigs were in the spotlight a few years back after a photo of a particularly cute one wearing tiny rain boots became an adorable Internet sensation. Sadly, though, micro pigs no longer seem to get the attention they deserve. That’s why we should all take two minutes to appreciate this video of a group of baby micro pigs chowing down on an apple. Yes, just one. They’re so tiny that they can all share just one apple.

The video was originally posted on YouTube last year, but it’s been circulating around the web again this week — probably because people are realizing that it’s so cute and needs to be seen once again.

TIME Toys

Look at This Crazy $825 Avengers Iron Man Toy

Iron Man Hulkbuster Avengers Toy
Marvel

There's a stunning Iron Man Hulkmaster figure coming next year

Hot Toys has been slowly unveiling its stunning, upcoming Iron Man Hulkbuster figure from Avengers: Age of Ultron—and fans just got their biggest surprise yet.

The 21-in. figure, a super-detailed 1:6 scale of Marvel’s superhero, has a removable helmet that reveals a tiny Iron Man Mark XLIII bust with LED light-up eyes and an arc reactor on his chest, according to Hot Toys’ Facebook page, which posted pictures revealing the bust Friday.

And that’s not it: There are a total of 16 LED light-up areas located in the eyes, chest, repulsor palms, back, and legs, according to the toymaker, renowned for the level of detail in their figures. There are also more than 30 points of articulations (i.e. joints), and the figure’s metallic red, gold and silver armor even has a weathering effect.

The figure is scheduled for an early 2016 release at a price of $825.

TIME society

What to Know About Daylight Saving Time

It's time to spring forward—unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii

It’s time to spring forward. On Sunday at 2 a.m., the clock will move forward an hour. Yes, that means you’ll lose one hour of sleep, but it also means you will also get one extra hour of springtime sunshine.

At least, that’s true for most Americans. Those who live in Arizona and Hawaii will get a better night’s rest because both of those states have opted out of Daylight Saving Time.

If you’re wondering why (most of) America goes through this routine every year, look to Germany. The country implemented an official Daylight Saving Time during World War I to save money on lighting and divert it to the war. Thirty-one other countries followed suit.

The history of the practice is, and remains, complicated: It had informally existed in Ancient Egypt and had even been suggested by Ben Franklin.

In the U.S., Daylight Saving Time was repealed after the war but then brought back by politicians during World War II. It was implemented again in the 1970s during the oil embargo. Now, it’s a standard practice in most states.

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