Hamster Plays Super Mario Bros In Real Life [Video]

Youtuber yutako55 created a miniature Super Mario Bros. level and had his hamster go through it in one of his latest videos.

[yutako55]

Procrastination: The Pros and Cons of Doing Everything at the Last Minute [Video]

Comic artist Dominic Panganiban of Domics takes a look at the pros and cons of waiting until the last minute to complete a task in his latest video.

[Domics]

The Hierarchy of Creepy Pet Ownership [Comic]

Artist Caldwell Tanner from College Humor ranks people’s creepiness according to the pet they own.

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[Source: Caldwell Tanner from CollegeHumor]

Instagram Ends Three-Decade Search For Father

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A woman’s 27-year-hunt for her missing father has ended happily thanks to a combination of Instagram and Facebook.

The remarkable story was revealed by the BBC World Service this week. It involves a woman named Farhiya who was born in St Petersburg (then Leningrad) to a local woman and a visiting army officer named Siid from Somalia. A year later Siid was expelled from the Soviet Union when it sided with Ethiopia in a war with Somalia.

Aged 12, Farhiya began hunting for her father, armed only with the address of his parents. She reached numerous dead ends, made worse by first Somalia’s declining relations with the Soviet Union and then a lengthy Soviet civil war. What she didn’t know was that Siid was also looking for her, with a similar lack of success.

She eventually struck gold by searching Instagram pictures of Somalia and examining the people who posted them to find users with a lot of well-connected followers. One agreed to post a request for information on his Facebook wall, which prompted a response from a woman in Norway who turned out to be Farhiya’s half-sister. She was still in close contact with their father and the family has now been reunited.

“He was exactly like I expected him to be,” she says. “We walked exactly in the same manner. We talked exactly in the same voice. It was unbelievable – the two of us were together after all this time!”

“It will probably still take me a long time to believe that in my phone, I now have the most important contact in my life – Dad.”

One Man Band Performs Geektastic Cover of the “Futurama” Theme Song [Video]

Youtuber “One Man Mob” performs the theme song from Futurama using a Boss RC-300, Kaoss Pad, Kaossilator, Electric Cello, and more!

[One Man Mob | Via LS]

In the Ancient Days, Before Cigarettes [Comic]

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[Source: Poorly Drawn Lines | Like Poorly Drawn Lines on Facebook | Follow Poorly Drawn Lines on Twitter]

World’s Fastest Shopping Cart Crashes Into Wall at 73MPH/117KPH [Video]

Watch as the people from Switzerland’s Dynamic Test Center crash a shopping cart into a wall at the record breaking speed of 73MPH/117KPH.

[dynamictestcenter | Via Geekologie]

Guardians: An Upcoming Russian Superhero Movie [Trailer]

Set during the Cold War, a secret organization named “Patriot” gathered a group of Soviet superheroes, altering and augmenting the DNA of four individuals, in order to defend the homeland from supernatural threats.

The group includes representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union, which each one of them have long been hiding their true identity. In hard times, they settled down to business and gather to defend their homeland.

[Official Russian Trailers]

The Beard Cycle [Comic]

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[Source: For Lack of a Better Comic | Like For Lack of a Better Comic on Facebook | Follow For Lack of a Better Comic on Twitter]

Deal of the Day: Save BIG on Belkin Surge Protectors, 23-Inch LED-Lit Monitor, Power Generator, and MORE!

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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning:

Belkin 6-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector$19.99 $8.49 (58% Off)

Belkin 8-Outlet Pivot Surge Protector with 6-Foot Cord$29.99 $18.29 (39% Off)

WEN 56200i, 1600 Running Watts/2000 Starting Watts, 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator, CARB Compliant$549.45 $379.99 (31% Off)

Acer G236HL Bbd 23-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor$119.99 $89.99 (25%)

ZeroLemon ToughJuice USB-C/Type-C 30000mAh Dual Layer Rugged External Battery/Portable Charger$199.99 $69.99 (Use Promo Code JUXKCZZ4)

Snark SN-5 Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Violin$19.00 $6.65 (65% Off)

BIG FAT LIE: No Man’s Sky (Honest Game Trailers)

I was going to buy this game, but after reading the reviews and checking out this honest trailer, I think I’m just going to wait until it gets patched and drops price.

[Smosh Games]

DC vs. Marvel: The Box Office Battle! [Video]

Data Attack reveals the history of DC and Marvel films and how they’ve created Hollywood’s biggest franchises.

[WIRED]