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Deer Spotted With Doughnut on Antlers

The unusual sight was captured on video

When nature calls, sometimes it brings doughnuts.

A camper in the Wyoming part of Snake River Canyon was surprised when a mule deer casually walked up to him across a creek. The animal had a mini powdered doughnut hanging off of its antler, much like the fuzzy dice on the rear view mirror of a Camaro.

The deer did not seem to react to the camper’s pointing and laughing.

In the YouTube video description, the camper surmises that another generous camper shared the doughnut with the deer.

WATCH: Hovercraft Rescues Deer Stranded on Frozen Lake

WATCH: Adorable deer Demands Constant Belly Rubs

TIME viral

Watch This Pilot’s Dramatic Midair Video of the Antares Rocket Explosion

The cause of the explosion is still unknown

Ed Sealing was up in a Cessna airplane hoping to get a glimpse of a rocket launch at NASA’s facility in Wallops Island, Va. “I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen a rocket launched before,” Sealing told USA Today. “And I still haven’t…. It was definitely dramatic.”

Sealing had the camera on his iPad rolling when the launch turned into a dramatic and unfortunate series of explosions that blew apart the unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo module. “I just kind of thought, that’s not right, something’s wrong there,” Sealing said. “Then there was a second big explosion.”

Sealing was able capture it all and posted the footage to YouTube where it has quickly racked up hundreds of thousands of views.

While no one was hurt in the explosion, the cargo rocket was carrying 5,000 pounds of experiments and equipment for NASA, including food supplies for the astronauts in the International Space Station.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

MORE: What NASA’s Antares Explosion Means

TIME Innovation

World-Class Skiers Don Special LED Suits in Gorgeous Video

Where can we get a suit like that?

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This article originally appeared on Lost at E Minor.

This will be the most amazing thing you watch this year, there’s no doubt about it. The creative team behind this film have really pulled out all the stops to create a visually stunning experience. A collaboration between Sweetgrass Productions, Philips TV and Ahlstrand & Wållgren, a teaser clip of Afterglow has been released to tease audiences… and we are most certainly teased!

The feature length film follows pro-skiers wearing incredible custom-made LED suits as they glide down pristine snowy slopes at night. The effects of the colored light reflecting off the snow and lighting up the darkness is unspeakably beautiful. Filmed in Alaska, the project was on a mammoth scale.

“Deep pillows and Alaskan spines, all filmed at night, with massive lights, custom made LED suits, and a national governments worth of logistics, planning and civil engineering,” said the filmmakers.

We only have one question. Where can we get a suit like that?

(Via Wired)

TIME Viral Videos

Wedding Filmed by a GoPro Attached to a Whiskey Bottle

Whatever it takes to get through a wedding.

If you’re wondering who is the most popular person at a wedding, be assured it’s not the bride or the groom, but the person toting the bottle of whiskey.

At a wedding, most people (bride, groom, and guest alike) have two things on their mind: Try not to cry too much during the ceremony and have fun at the reception. Both can require a bit of liquid fortitude, hence the popularity of the whiskey bearer. To prove that status, someone attached a GoPro camera to a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and let it loose at a wedding.

What was captured on the camera is exactly what anyone who has been a regular on the wedding circuit would expect: Lots and lots of shots by people in their Sunday best, chugging straight from the bottle, no chaser required. Whatever it takes to toast the happy couple, right?

[h/t Uproxx]

TIME celebrity

OK Go’s New Music Video for “I Won’t Let You Down” Won’t Let You Down

As long as you’re into mesmerizing umbrella choreography

OK Go’s approach to music videos has been nothing short of pioneering, often generating visuals that are even more memorable than the songs they accompany. The band’s latest effort, for the single “I Won’t Let You Down” off their recently released album Hungry Ghosts, is brought to life by umbrella-wielding dancers and aerial videography. While they may never top their creation of the world’s largest Rube Goldberg machine, the results here are nonetheless impressive.

Some shots conjure Busby Berkeley, the Hollywood choreographer known for his mesmerizing bird’s-eye-view shots of synchronized swimmers and dancers. Others look like a life-sized Lite-Brite, using the opening and closing of colorful umbrellas to generate images and spell out words. The four band members cavort through the shots riding Honda UNI-CUBs, which are kind of like seated Segways that look uncannily like robotic penguins. Honda also contributed the “multi-copter” camera used to shoot the video.

The song itself is synth-heavy and dance-worthy, though ultimately less likely to stick with listeners than the video’s images. OK Go’s commitment to arresting visuals and feats of choreography is perhaps more responsible for their continued relevance than their songwriting. And as long as they keep up the creative videos—staying true to their promise not to let us down—then there’s nothing wrong with that.

TIME movies

Someone Set the Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer to Celine Dion

"My Ultron Will Go On"

Near, far, wherever you are, this mashup of the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer with Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” will send chills down your spine — though that’s probably true of any video you slap the famous Titanic love song onto. There’s something about the contrast between Dion’s epic vocals and the images of destruction in the clip that make this version even more ominous than the original. And since children creepily sing songs in movie trailers is an established practice (Avengers included), perhaps Hollywood studios can take note and start making Celine Dion songs the go-to soundtrack for all their movie trailer needs.

TIME Videos

Watch Aziz Ansari Get Ridiculous With Grover on Sesame Street

Silliness is very educational.

Over the years, stars like Benedict Cumberbatch, Katy Perry and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor have all stopped by Sesame Street to help educate the children who tune in to the PBS mainstay, but none of the celebrities have been as flat out ridiculous as Aziz Ansari.

The “cute and fuzzy” Parks and Recreation star stopped by Sesame Street to help Grover announce the Word of the Day. While Ansari tries to figure out the word, Grover wants him to do all sorts of incredibly silly things, like wear a chicken suit and a stovepipe hat so bright even The Cat in the Hat would think twice. Grover even proposes that they announce the word while dangling upside down, but don’t let’s be silly. What’s the word of the day? Watch the video to find out.

 

 

 

 

TIME viral

Marcel the Shell (With Shoes On) Is Back

Comedy on the half shell.

Marcel the Shell has put his shoes back on and marched on over to YouTube to take the Internet by storm — again.

The adorable mollusk is the brainchild of comedian Jenny Slate, who tweeted about the surprise third installment of his YouTube series this morning.

In the video, Slate’s earnest little shell with shoes is joined by her husband, Dean Fleischer-Camp, who plays Marcel’s exceedingly patient off-camera interviewer. Fleischer-Camp keeps the camera rolling as Marcel talks about how shrimp “are the idiots of the sea,” explains that his “shell gets tight” when he gets worked up, sings a sweetly sad song and announces his favorite saying, which is, of course, “life’s a party, rock your body.”

It’s Marcel’s first video since 2011 and it seems that the happy little univalve was brought out of retirement to help promote his latest children’s book, Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been.

 

TIME viral

Sixpence None The Richer’s ‘Kiss Me’ Sounds Even Better In Klingon

So romantic.

Space may be the final frontier, but this Klingon cover of Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me” makes getting to first base in your dad’s barley field sound out of this world .

Back in 1998, Texas Christian pop band Sixpence None the Richer hit the mainstream with their sweetly schmaltzy track. Last year, the song was (finally!) translated into Klingon. Of course, “kiss me” isn’t a phrase that is particularly common in the Klingon tongue, so they substituted something equally romantic for a Klingon — Dah Hlchop, or bite me.

While the moving musical tribute came out last year, it’s one trip down memory lane you’ll want to walk down again and again. Luckily, it’s Flashback Friday, so you can spend the day watching this video over and over again and if anyone dares complain, tell them Dah Hlchop.

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