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This Dog’s Brakes May Need Checking [VIDEO]

Hey dog, that's weird

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Stella the Yellow Lab has no need for convention.

Sure, most dogs slow down before coming to a complete stop, but Stella isn’t most dogs. Instead of laying off the gas to slow her roll, Stella does the canine equivalent of pulling the car keys out of the ignition — she simply stops mid-stride and belly flops on the ground, legs splayed out behind her like a Thanksgiving turkey.

It’s an adorably weird quirk that was uploaded to YouTube, so the whole internet could head-scratch over the cute canine oddity. The uploader assures concerned viewers that Stella is completely healthy and she just uses this unique braking technique “to cool down on the grass after she’s been fetching and playing.” Keep on being you, Stella.

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Scaredy Cat So Freaked By The Outdoors He Tries To Hide In Stranger’s Bag [VIDEO]

It's the great indoors for this cat

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They call it the great outdoors, but when you’re a house cat who has never stepped foot outside before, it may not seem so great.

Take the cat in this video making the rounds on the web this morning. The cat’s owner thought it would be nice to take the pet for a walk in the fresh air. The owner hooked his furry friend up to a leash and took him outside for the first time ever. Instead of being overjoyed at his first foray into the open, the cat is overwhelmed to the point of agoraphobic. His first instinct appears to be to impersonate an ostrich, burying his head, not in the sand, but in a passing stranger’s handbag.

Some cats are just meant to be avid indoorsmen.

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This Dad Break Dances with His Daughter When He Gets Home from Work

Fair warning: This video may also get Ke$ha stuck in your head

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When you’re a toddler, there isn’t much that is more exciting than having one of your parents come home from work. One Kentucky family decided to make the occasion even more joyful by staging nightly daddy-daughter dances in their drive way.

For the last few weeks, when Justin Price gets home after a day at work, he parks his truck, cranks up Ke$ha’s and Pitbull’s “Timber” and starts dancing with his two-year old daughter, Malli. The video, posted by Price’s wife, Chessi, shows a sweet and celebratory dance-off complete with some solo twerking and synchronized fist-pumping that will make you want to throw down with your own dad.

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Dog Steals Baby’s Toy and Then Repents by Showering Her With Gifts

It's so comforting to see them make amends

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When this dog named Charlie decided to help himself to his human sister’s stuffed animal, he made her cry, because obviously. That was a pretty rotten thing to do. Charlie seems to realize this pretty quickly, because he attempts to apologize to her by bringing her a series of new toys. The remorse he feels is quite palpable.

Note: the music in this video gets to be a bit much, so we suggestmuting it and adding your own soundtrack. We recommend a classic apology track, like Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word”:

(h/t BuzzFeed)

 

 

TIME Star Wars

For Nerds, This Video Is Absolutely Everything

A mash-up of epic proportions

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One Star Wars fan is recreating Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope entirely out of stills from Minecraft, the massively popular, low-res video game. The process has already taken three years, with individual scenes taking up to six months to recreate. Naturally, there’s not an official release date yet, though 90 minutes of the film are complete. When it does come out, it will be free to view.

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