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This Video Sums Up How Our Behavior on Social Media Is Super Creepy

After watching it, you may become an anti-social networker

This new video produced by Relationship Science (a networking tool for business professionals) aims to show Internet users how interactions on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn are extra awkward when they occur in the real world.

For example, actress and Internet prankster Jena Kingsley spoofs new Twitter follower notifications by walking up to a random New Yorker and saying, “Ma’am. Hi, I just want to let you know that I’m following you. Just like, [to] give you an alert. You don’t have to do anything. Just know it! And enjoy it! …Just like, do whatever, and I’ll just watch. Is that creepy?”

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Watch Victoria’s Secret Angels Play Football (In Actual Football Attire)

In a promo for its upcoming Super Bowl ad, the lingerie company shows models wearing real clothing

During this year’s Super Bowl, viewers will see a Victoria’s Secret commercial for the first time since 2008. The above video — which features models playing football — is not the official ad, the company says, but rather a teaser to get us all pumped up about the ad.

The video stars Adriana Lima along with four other Victoria’s Secret Angels playing a legit game of football. And they’re not even playing in lingerie and impractical silky robes. They’re playing in real, bona fide football attire. At the end, they remove their helmets and shake out their hair and walk seductively toward the camera, but still.

Cool, so now that everyone is all pumped: the brand’s official TV commercial will air during the game’s fourth quarter, so be ready.

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TIME Gadgets

This Is Your Dad’s Next Birthday Present

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Craig Wagner—Leatherman

Meet the Swiss Army bracelet

Swiss Army Knives are so played out. You know what we need? Swiss Army bracelets.

Leatherman has announced a new product that you wear on your wrist, Tread, featuring 25 usable tools, including wrenches and screwdrivers but no blades, Mashable reports. Leatherman President Ben Rivera got the idea for the product at Disneyland, where he said he was “stopped at the gate by security for carrying a knife, when what they had actually seen was my Skeletool.”

For the record, the Skeletool looks a lot like a knife.

The product comes out this summer, when handy folks the world over will finally be able to go into theme parks with all the tools they need to, who knows, fix a roller coaster or something.

[Mashable]

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Investors Are Putting Millions Into ‘Tinder For Elitists’

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Unemployed need not apply

There’s a Tinder for dogs, a Tinder for Jews, and now… a Tinder for elitists.

Or, as The League creator Amanda Bradford prefers to describe the dating app that only allows a selective cohort of singles to join, “curated.”

“The best universities curate students,” Bradford said to Business Insider. “Employers curate their employees. Work and school are the top places where 20-somethings meet each other. So it makes sense for a dating community [as well.]”

And even though the power couple-making app is only in beta with 4,500 San Francisco-based users, The League just announced $2.1 million in investor funding Thursday.

“I was just going to raise a small seed round, but we had a bunch of interest and we went from $500,000 to $2.1 million almost overnight,” Bradford told Tech Crunch.

What are investors putting their money into?

The League is all about selectivity. Singles apply to join, and then wait for approval by administrators. While apps like Tinder, Hinge and Coffee Meets Bagel pulls user data from Facebook, The League also goes to LinkedIn to curate its community — largely made up of lawyers, doctors and tech execs.

Business Insider reports:

The acceptance algorithm that The League uses scans the social networks to ensure applicants are in the right age group and that they are career-oriented. That doesn’t mean they have to be Ivy graduates or work for a big-name firm. But they should have accomplished something in their 20s.

Those accepted not only get to check their 5 p.m. “happy hour” matches, but they also get a pass to refer a friend.

TIME Bizarre

Here Are 12 of SkyMall’s Weirdest Products

In honor of the retail catalogue filing for bankruptcy, here are some of its strangest offerings

  • Litter Robots

    SkyMall

    If you are too lazy to clean your cat’s litter box, this Jetsons-style contraption will scoop out waste and put it in a special poo drawer as a nice little gift for the next time you check.

  • Money Maze Game

    SkyMall

    Because wallets are so boring.

  • Bracelet Assistant

    SkyMall

    For people with remarkably bad fine motor skills and no friends to help them put on jewelry.

  • Pet Crate End Tables

    SkyMall

    With this fancy piece of furniture, your dog becomes a part of the ambiance. Just don’t keep anything too breakable on top.

  • Passing the Bar Game

    SkyMall

    “Fun for lawyers too,” SkyMall promises about this game that’s sure to be as riveting as a case brief.

  • Jumping Hot Dog

    SkyMall

    Wait, is that a sausage or a pill?

  • BrilliantSpa Black Diamond Jewelry Steam Cleaner

    SkyMall

    I have always wanted a special sink to clean all of my many diamonds.

  • Cobra Walking Stick

    SkyMall

    “Practical and stylish,” writes SkyMall, “our walking stick is a required accessory almost any time we venture from home.” We’d never be caught dead without it.

  • Pierogi Ornament

    SkyMall

    Folks, do your relatives a favor and buy them REAL pierogis for the holidays.

  • Wine Bottle Glass

    SkyMall

    Tell the haters you’re only having one glass. So much classier than drinking straight from the bottle.

  • Mounted Squirrel Head

    SkyMall

    Moose heads are, like, so over.

  • Dog Breed Toaster

    SkyMall

    Some people like their bread evenly toasted. Others love a really burnt spot in the middle in the shape of a four-legged creature. There’s just no accounting for taste.

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Watch a Dude Run Through a Life-Size Pac-Man Game in Bud Light’s Super Bowl Ad

Complete with technicolor ghosts

For its 2014 Super Bowl ad, Bud Light picked out a normal, non-actor bro from a bar and placed him in a series of bizarre situations — including playing table tennis with Arnold Schwarzenegger and riding an elevator with Don Cheadle and a llama.

This year’s scenario might be cooler.

Continuing its “Up For Whatever” campaign, the beer company built a real-life Pac-Man game for an Average Joe to run through. What unfolds is an enviable run run through a giant maze, complete with technicolor ghosts.

Gotta love Super Bowl ad season.

TIME World

Israeli Barber Designs ‘Magic’ Hairy Yarmulke That is Basically a Toupée

Israeli hairdresser Shalom Koresh places a yarmulke, a skullcap made of hair samples, on a man's head in the city of Rehovot, Israel on Jan. 21, 2015.
Israeli hairdresser Shalom Koresh places a yarmulke, a skullcap made of hair samples, on a man's head in the city of Rehovot, Israel on Jan. 21, 2015. Dan Balilty—AP

Blends in with the wearer's hair

An Israeli barber has designed a hair-covered skullcap so that devout Jews can cover their heads without advertising their religion.

Shalom Koresh says he designed the “magic” yarmulke (also known as a kippa) to help Jews avoid trouble amid rising anti-Semitism in Europe. The yarmulke, which is designed to look just like hair on your head, has already attracted considerable interest in France and Belgium.

“This skullcap is washable, you can brush it, you can dye it,” Koresh told the Associated Press. “It was created so people could feel comfortable going to places where they are afraid to go, or places where they can’t wear it, and feel secure.”

While it’s not explicitly designed for this purpose, the “magic” yarmulke could have the added benefit of helping some men cover up signs of encroaching baldness, since it can be custom made to fit in exactly with hair color or texture.

The “Magic Kippa” is sold online. A synthetic hair kippa costs around $56, and a real-hair one costs around $91.

[AP]

 

 

TIME Music

Watch The Decemberists Sing YouTube Comments on Jimmy Kimmel

Who knew the comment section could provide musical inspiration?

The Decemberists released a new album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, this week and to mark the occasion, they made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Instead of performing one of the songs off of their new album, though, the band took a page out of Kimmel’s playbook and turned to the Internet for inspiration, composing original songs based on YouTube comments. The result was something like Kimmel’s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets series, but set to a catchy tune.

Topics for the songs ranged from deep thoughts on the 2015 State of the Union address to deeper thoughts on Justin Bieber. Comments from “Kim Kardashian’s Plastic Surgery Transformation,” cute pandas wrestling, some hungry kittens waiting for dinner and a 2005 MIT commencement address providing additional musical inspiration.

 

TIME celebrity

These Incredibly Realistic Celebrity Portraits Were Made Entirely With Emoji

See Kim Kardashian made of pigs and hamburgers and Miley Cyrus made of basketballs and cookies

Most Emoji enthusiasts would agree that selecting the right one is an art form — and rapper Yung Jake is truly taking that idea to the next level.

Using a new site called emoji.ink, he’s been creating impressively lifelike portraits of celebrities ranging from comedy icons like Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld to rappers like Wiz Khalifa and Cam’ron. It may sound like a silly gimmick — but these portraits actually incorporate a striking attention to detail and a clear sense of creativity.

Naturally, when we reached out to Yung Jake for more information about his artistic process, his response was riddled with Emoji:

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See some of the best portraits above and check out the rest on Yung Jake’s Instagram.

TIME celebrity

Watch Blake Shelton Squirm as Jimmy Fallon Serenades Him With Country Songs

Fallon attempts to sing some of Shelton's biggest hits

Upcoming Saturday Night Live host and The Voice coach Blake Shelton stopped by The Tonight Show Thursday — and his visit turned into a bit of a concert. But the person singing was not, in fact, Blake Shelton, but instead Jimmy Fallon, who attempted to sing some of Shelton’s hits.

Watch as Fallon totally butchers “Neon Light” and “Boys ‘Round Here,” with accompaniment from house band The Roots.

After Fallon attempted to impress Shelton by essentially ruining his songs, Shelton looks into Fallon’s eyes, smiles his charming Blake Shelton smile, and drawls, “I seriously can’t stand you.”

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