TIME animals

See Elephants Stop Truck From Overturning After It Gets Stuck in Mud

The elephants were on their way to a circus in Texas

Police found two elephants trying to keep the 18-wheeler transporting them from overturning during its journey from New Orleans to the Dallas area Tuesday morning.

The truck, carrying three elephants from a Florida circus, got stuck in mud on Interstate 49 near the Powhatan exit in Natchitoches Parish, La., at about 7 a.m., according to a statement from the Natcitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. A “local wrecker service” was called in to extract the truck.

The elephants were en route to a circus in Frisco, Texas.

Natcitoches Parish Sheriff's Office
Natcitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office
Natcitoches Parish Sheriff's Office
Natcitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office

(h/t ABC News)

TIME Crime

Man Arrested After Revealing Hiding Spot on Snapchat

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LIONEL BONAVENTURE—AFP/Getty Images The logo of mobile app "Snapchat" is displayed on a tablet

Police: "Always remain humble, my friends"

A man was successfully evading arrest for burglary until he sent friends a Snapchat that revealed he was hiding in a cabinet during a police search.

Just as the Somerset, Maine, police were wrapping up what they thought was an unsuccessful search, they received phone calls from people who followed the alleged thief, Christopher Wallace, 24, on Snapchat. According to the police, Wallace shared very specific details about his hiding place in his message.

“A search of the kitchen cabinets turned up some food, some pots and pans, and also a pair of feet,” the police explained on its Facebook page. “The pair of feet just so happened to be attached to a person, and that person was Christopher Wallace. He was removed from the cabinet, and placed under arrest.”

This was Wallace’s second social media gaffe of the day. Earlier Wallace posted to Snapchat that he had returned to his house after weeks on the lam. He allegedly stole a propane cook stove and cast iron wood stove from a campground in January, the Bangor Daily News reports.

Also arrested was 20-year-old Erika Hall, the police’s Facebook explains, for the following: “Hindering apprehension, because…well…let’s put it this way, when the police ask you multiple times if someone is in the house, and you answer repeatedly that they are not in the house, and that you have not seen said person in ‘weeks’, you’re just going to get arrested. That’s how it happens.”

Moral of the story? “Always remain humble, my friends.”

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TIME movies

Here’s What Anna and Elsa From Frozen Would Look Like in Real Life

According to a digital artist in Australia

Frozen may have come out in 2013, but people are still all about it. So to feed everybody’s appetite, an Australia-based digital artist named Jirka Väätäinen produced some very realistic portraits imagining what the movie’s stars, Anna and Elsa, would look like in real life.

Väätäinen shared them on his Facebook page this week:

The portraits are part of his “Real Life Disney” series, which also features realistic-looking portraits of Jane from Tarzan, Cinderella, Ursula from The Little Mermaid and more.

(h/t Daily Dot)

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TIME viral

No, Emma Watson Is Not Going to Penn for Graduate School

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Seems like a prank Fred and George Weasley would have pulled

The Daily Pennsylvanian, the University of Pennsylvania’s student newspaper, has fooled Harry Potter fans with a joke article announcing that actress Emma Watson (who plays Hermione in the hit film series) will study English at Penn’s graduate school.

The newspaper publishes an annual joke issue in the weeks leading up to April Fools’ Day.

Jane Austen fans and students in the English department knew the story was too good to be true when the article quoted an English professor named “Catherine Bennet,” while true Brits and Anglophiles raised their eyebrows at the name “Kingsley Pennyton.”

 

TIME Television

The Daily Show Reminds Us That Flying Cars May Exist Before Women Get Equal Pay

Kristen Schaal explains it all in a depressingly funny report.

A recent study predicts American women won’t earn the same amount of money as men until the year 2058 (other studies say it will take until 2100). Senior Women’s Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal appeared The Daily Show to talk about a few items that will likely be in existence way before paycheck equality, including flying cars and travel to Mars.

Host Jon Stewart then pointed out that, much like equal pay, people have been talking about flying cars for years without making much progress. He asked her to give him a more realistic example, which she does in the form of a news clip showing a scientist unveiling a 3-D printed functional human heart. “You’re telling me we’re going to print a human heart out of a Xerox machine before women get pay equality?” Stewart asked. “No,” Schaal said, “I’m telling you we’ll print hearts 30 years before women get pay equality.” She suggests that women might be better off 3D-printing a different body part entirely if they want the same pay rate as men.

TIME society

This Guy Thought He Could Cheat the Carpool Lane by Riding With ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’

He got fined and Twitter-shamed

Police in Washington state recently encountered a most interesting use of the carpool lane.

Washington State Patrol trooper Guy Gill pulled over a driver with a cardboard cutout of actor Jonathan Goldsmith — otherwise known as the “Most Interesting Man in the World” from the Dos Equis beer commercials — in his passenger seat so that he could use the carpool lane along Interstate 5 near Tacoma, Wash.

“He’s my best friend,” said the driver, who got a $124 fine and Twitter shamed by Washington State Patrol:

TIME Food & Drink

5 Amazing Kraft/Heinz Food Mashups That Need to Happen Right Now

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Jonathan Ernst—Reuters Kraft macaroni and cheese products are seen on the shelf at a grocery store in Washington, May 3, 2012.

Including one you've probably tried before

Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Co announced a merger on Wednesday that would make it the fifth largest food and beverage company in the world. After executives stop high-fiving over projected revenues of roughly $28 billion, we have a few ideas for how the new company can make the most of this blissful new union. Here are five product mashups we hope the newly formed Kraft Heinz Co. creates with its infinite supply of condiments and snack foods.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Bagel Bites
BYOL — Bring Your Own Lox

(Kraft:Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Heinz: Bagel Bites)

Kraft Macaroni and Ketchup
This treat caters your inner 8-year-old.

(Kraft: Macaroni & Cheese, Heinz: Ketchup)

Oscar Mayer Wiener and Heinz Baked Beans Lunchables
Perfect for any camping trip.

(Kraft: Oscar Mayer Wieners, Lunchables; Heinz: Baked Beans)

Claussen Pickle Relish
This would be the perfect new addition to Heinz relish.

(Kraft: Claussen Pickles, Heinz: Sweet Relish)

Heinz 57 Flavors of JELL-O
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it?

(Kraft: JELL-O, Heinz: 57 Sauce)

TIME celebrity

See the Hilariously Dirty Look Sarah Jessica Parker Shot Tom Hanks at a Hockey Game

Try to guess what Hanks said to merit such side-eye

Sarah Jessica Parker — who turns 50 today, so HBD, SJP — was spotted at a New York Rangers game Tuesday night seated right behind Tom Hanks. Most people would be delighted to be just inches from such a national treasure, but Parker seemed, uh, less than thrilled:

It’s unclear what Hanks is saying, but it looks like it ends with, “What’s the matter with you?” Maybe he was like, “Why would you star in a show about four ladies navigating their way through life and love in New York? What’s the matter with you?”

Either way, this Vine is an instant classic.

Update: Sarah Jessica Parker cleared things up in a statement to TIME: “We were all pretend fighting about them being Kings fans and us being Rangers fans. I adore Tom and Rita.”

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TIME World

See a Bus in Brazil Get Sucked Into a Massive Sinkhole and Float Away 

All passengers managed to evacuate just in time

Following intense flooding in northern Brazil, a passenger bus collapsed into a crater Monday and then floated away with the floodwaters running below. All passengers managed to scramble off the bus just before the bus collapsed into the sinkhole, CNN reports. No injuries were reported.

The above video captures the entire incident, from the last few passengers exiting the vehicle to the moment when the bus falls through the hole and then gets spit back out into the river.

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TIME viral

Someone Spent 4 Years Creating This Anime-Style Tribute to a Star Wars Video Game

The short film is an homage to 1994's Star Wars: TIE Fighter

The Star Wars universe keeps growing, but one fan with a lot of time on his hands has been fixated by one of its lesser-known properties: the 1994 computer game Star Wars: TIE Fighter.

“What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic ’80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?” asked Paul “OtaKing” Johnson on his YouTube channel.

Well, Johnson spent his weekends for the past four years making that hypothetical a reality, and the resulting seven-minute, incredibly detailed short film has absolutely delighted the geekiest corners of the Internet.

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