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The oldest U.S. polar bear turned 37 years old and she had a better birthday than you

The oldest U.S. polar bear turned 37 years old and she had a better birthday than you(图1)

Coldilocks is the oldest Polar Bear in the United States and she celebrated her 37th birthday on Thursday at the Philadelphia Zoo.

The average lifespan of polar bears in captivity is usually 23 years old according to zoo officials but Coldilocks is benefiting from personal care at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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Coldilocks was joined by some guests from the zoo who sang “Happy Birthday” and presented her with a peanut butter, honey, raisin, and fish-filled cake.

Coldilocks previously lived with her partner Klondike until he died in 2015 at 34 years old.

Lets hope Coldilocks got some presents to go along with that wild cake.

The oldest U.S. polar bear turned 37 years old and she had a better birthday than you(图2)

Happy birthday! And here's to many more.

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  • You can now wear Tumblrs identity crisis on your chest

    You can now wear Tumblrs identity crisis on your chest

    Nostalgia never truly goes out of style, but there is much to unpack in the latest collection from Mayfair Group, an ad agency turned viral Instagram brand that describes itself as "your internet hype team." The company's most recognizable product is a sweatshirt(Opens in a new tab) that says "Empathy," which it sells alongside clothing emblazoned with sayings like "It costs zero dollars to be a nice person" and "Just be fucking kind."


    A recent Instagram post announced their latest line, a play on the logo-laden celebrity culture of the early 2000s.

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    The "Boundaries are hot!" collection is, of course, a take on Paris Hilton's once-omnipresent catchphrase "That's hot!" and her proclivity for Von Dutch hats. The white "Mayfair" scrawl is a reference to Ed Hardy's hold on celebrity fashion of the era. And "Dump 'Em & Love Yourself" is a play on Britney Spears' paparazzied "Dump Him" tee.

    But the real head scratcher is the three-piece Tumblr line(Opens in a new tab): a $68 "I

    No self-respecting Tumblr girl would ever wear one of these pieces. Like ever. The line is a pretty transparent attempt to cash in on Gen Z's current revival of early '00s style and tech.

    But Tumblr apparently collaborated with Mayfair on this collection, which means that they, in a way, endorse the idea of Tumblr as a relic of the early aughts. That goes against the company's recent insistence that the brand is still very much alive, especially amongst Gen Z users. Then again, if Gen Z can find Tumblr as cool to revisit as wired headphones, maybe the platform will find itself on the precipice of a second coming.

    SEE ALSO: It's time to turn your vintage tech into a fashion statement. And more 2022 trend predictions.

    Tumblr recently dropped its own line of limited-edition merch(Opens in a new tab) to celebrate its 15-year anniversary. It reflects the cool, quirky vibrance of the artists that keep the platform alive. The two lines are compelling evidence that the platform is as confused as ever about its position in the zeitgeist. Does Tumblr want to be seen as a flourishing eden for artistic expression or as a has-been seeking to be revived? 

  • Cut down on dinner prep with delicious savings on meals from Gobble

    Cut down on dinner prep with delicious savings on meals from Gobble

    Hungry people rejoice, because we have some delicious news. Tired people rejoice, because dinner just got a whole lot easier: Gobble(Opens in a new tab) is a subscription meal service that delivers a week’s worth of tasty meals straight to your doorstep. And if you think this is another DIY-style meal delivery service like the ones you’ve tried and left, it’s not. At Gobble, meals are pre-prepped, which means you can enjoy a complex, homecooked meal without so much as getting out a measuring spoon or chopping a carrot yourself. While  we’re on a roll delivering good news, now is the perfect time to try Gobble – you can get $40 off your first dinner box order through March 25(Opens in a new tab).


    When it comes to dinner, the words ‘delicious’ and ‘easy’ are all we need to hear to be sold, but if you need more details, here are our three favorite Gobble features. 

    Go beyond the basic

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    There’s nothing basic about the meals available through Gobble. Think global flavors and options like Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice & Naan Bread, Butternut Squash Ravioli with Spinach & Pecan Sage Brown Butter, or Pan-Seared Salmon with Colorful Vegetable Hash (Drooling now? Us, too.). They also offer soups, salads, sides, breakfast, and dessert options. 

    Eat without the hassle

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    Not everyone wants to play chef – and Gobble understands that – so meals are delivered chopped, measured, and prepped, so nothing takes longer than 15 minutes to put together. That also means you don’t have a sink full of dishes to clean when you’re done eating.  

    Your meal, your way

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    You know ‘one size fits all’ doesn’t work at mealtime, and so does Gobble. That means meal options from low carb and low calorie to vegetarian or gluten- or dairy-free are all available. Simply choose the meals you want each week to ensure you get your preferred dietary option. 

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  • Behold, 20 of the funniest YouTube videos ever


    Behold, 20 of the funniest YouTube videos ever

    Reddit continues to remain the internet's best dumping ground for some of the funniest content out there. While Reddit has produced some great original material, users on the site equally love to pay tribute to amazing content on other sites.

    This happened when Redditor u/sporite(opens in a new tab) went onto to the Ask Reddit(opens in a new tab) subreddit to get a general idea of what videos—viral or not—always manage to make Reddit users laugh hysterically. The result was a thread that contained a buffet of the best YouTube videos that are absolutely hilarious.

    Animals, Vines (RIP), and plenty of fails are just a few of the highlights of the entire 1000+ comment thread. While there were a ton of suggestions, we've selected the crème de la crème of the bunch.

    So please, enjoy 20 of the funniest YouTube videos Reddit has deemed to be worthy of internet gold.

    1. Nice, Ron(opens in a new tab)

    Ron really just finds a way to screw something up somehow, and the person filming the video makes sure he knows this.

    Posted by u/coverack.(opens in a new tab)

    2. White Bear on Ice(opens in a new tab)

    During the filming for a White Bear Mitsubishi ad, a polar bear just can't seem to get his balance. The last fall is definitely the best one though.

    Posted by u/Emmaleigh3341.(opens in a new tab)

    3. Guy Falls Asleep Playing EVE Online(opens in a new tab)

    Words cannot describe the noises that are coming from Tim when he fell asleep playing EVE Online with his friends. Give the video a watch and please explain how this can be considered "snoring."

    Posted by u/Scunner132.(opens in a new tab)

    4. Dog Imitating a Siren(opens in a new tab)

    This video is both hilarious and precious. You need to absolutely check out how impeccable this doggo's impression of an emergency siren is.

    Posted by u/asd090316.(opens in a new tab)

    5. Cat Jump Fail(opens in a new tab)

    This viral video tells such a compelling narrative whose complexity is further conveyed through the solid music choice that accompanies it. Give this video a watch to see this cat jump where no cat has jumped before.

    Posted by u/PacSan300.(opens in a new tab)

    6. How is prangent formed(opens in a new tab)

    Yahoo! Answers was, and continues to remain a beautiful dumping ground for the strangest questions, and the most ridiculous spelling mistakes. This amazing video tackles the topic of pregnancy, and the internet's inability to even spell the word.

    Posted by u/HippoFalcon_.(opens in a new tab)

    7. Chris Pratt's Blooper Reel from (opens in a new tab)Parks & Rec(opens in a new tab)

    What a gem. Chris Pratt on Parks & Rec is a gift that keeps on giving. And if you aren't convinced, then just take a look at this blooper video that Reddit users hold to a high standard.

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    8. Liam Neeson Doing Improv(opens in a new tab)

    Liam Neeson's stern and cold delivery of every line in this sketch is absolutely hilarious. He takes his role of a hypochondriac to a whole other level that will remain forever untouched by actors for years to come.

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    9. My Waffle Wedded Wife(opens in a new tab)

    This YouTube video is really sweet. When a bride and a groom are at the altar exchanging vows, the bride's husband-to-be accidentally says, "My waffl-y wedded wife," instead of "lawfully wedded wife." They crack up, the minister makes more jokes, and the entire audience also joins in on the laugh. Definitely a solid sign of a long, and happy marriage.

    Posted by u/IveGotAnElasticHeart.(opens in a new tab)

    10. You Wanna Play a Little Game?(opens in a new tab)

    I'm not going to spoil what happens in this video, but there's a reason why Reddit loves it. Jigsaw would be proud, maybe.

    Posted by u/Stevepac9.(opens in a new tab)

    11. She's a Wolf in Mouse Clothing(opens in a new tab)

    Animals screaming seems to be a recurring theme in the videos that Reddit users seem to enjoy. These dubbed over mice screaming into the void is both hilarious and relatable.

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    12. Funniest Game Show Answers of All Time(opens in a new tab)

    Sometimes coming up with answers on the spot can be a little daunting, but this compilation video proves otherwise. Some of these just really GO for it you know? My favorite one is the person who is asked about a vegetable you marinate and he replies with "grapes." Iconic.

    Posted by u/powerspyin1.(opens in a new tab)

    13. "A Child" Vine(opens in a new tab)

    RIP Vine, we hardly knew ye. This iconic 5 second clip of someone clearly not getting the point is a staple among those in Reddit. It's dark humor at its finest.

    Posted by u/_Bereavement.(opens in a new tab)

    14. Hilarious Jack Russell Goes Crazy with Excitement(opens in a new tab)

    This doggo was so excited to compete in the Agility Test at Crufts 2017. He was speedy, but he didn't necessarily keep his eyes on the prize, or his owner for that matter.

    Posted by u/doubleohnicole.(opens in a new tab)

    15. Hi, I'm Ed Asner(opens in a new tab)

    This video starts innocently enough with Ed Asner introducing himself, but then he takes a freaking knife out of nowhere?? I need an explanation, but I'm also ok knowing Asner isn't here to mess around, I guess.

    Posted by u/Starman926.(opens in a new tab)

    16. Sulfur Hexafluoride Blooper(opens in a new tab)

    Helium needs to move aside because sulfur hexafluoride is here to snatch the crown for the best gas-induced funny voice. This old blooper shows a man inhaling this gas which makes his voice incredibly deep. This rule apparently applies to burps as well considering this man lets out an inhuman belch that will shake you to your core.

    Posted by u/greenagemutantninja.(opens in a new tab)

    17. Rammstein vs Cookie Monster(opens in a new tab)

    Cookie Monster apparently has an affinity for German industrial metal music. Watch this amazing collab between Rammstein and Cookie Monster that Reddit apparently hails as the world's most iconic duo.

    Posted by u/DammitPantera.(opens in a new tab)

    18. Head Smashes Board(opens in a new tab)

    A motivational speech about believing in yourself takes an odd turn when this man tries to break a "bored" using just his head. This does not turn out the way he expected it to. Perhaps if he believed in himself a little harder, this viral video would have a different ending.

    Posted by u/TagProNoah.(opens in a new tab)

    19. Look at this Graph(opens in a new tab)

    You'd be doing yourself a major disservice if you didn't listen to this amazing, uncut edition of "Photograph" by Nickelback.

    Posted by u/PacSan300.(opens in a new tab)

    20. The Brakes(opens in a new tab)

    Who would've thought that Tina driving a car in Bob's Burgers would translate so well in real life? While in this particular case there's a massive ship, but its pretty likely the captain was experiencing the same feelings of anxiety as Tina did in this amazing dubbed-over video.

    Posted by u/silverhydra.(opens in a new tab)

  • 13 questions I have about Taylor Swift and Katy Perrys countertop cease-fire

    13 questions I have about Taylor Swift and Katy Perrys countertop cease-fire


    And with a single plate of cookies, two of the world's biggest pop stars declared peace.

    Katy Perry waved the sweetest white flag on Tuesday night when she uploaded an Instagram of a plate of cookies with "Peace At Last" spelled out in red frosting. The countertop kicker? She tagged none other than her ex(?) pop nemesis, Taylor Swift.

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    In addition to the tag, she also wrote "feels good 🧡 " in the caption. The location? "Let's Be Friends." If clicked, it drops a pin on the map in Monterrey, Mexico. Interesting.

    Adding fuel to the fire, as she does, Swift commented 13 pink heart emojis.

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    Like a suitcase on vacation, there's a lot to unpack here. Before we do, though, let's quickly take a jaunt down memory lane.

    The feud between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift dates back to 2014, when an alleged falling out(Opens in a new tab) occurred because both pop stars wanted to have the same dancers on tour with them. Swift even told Rolling Stone(Opens in a new tab) that her song "Bad Blood" was about another female pop star, explaining, "She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me."

    A day after the interview was released, Perry posted a cryptic Mean Girls-esque tweet(Opens in a new tab), prompting fans to theorize that it was about Swift. Fast forward to 2017, during Perry's infamously rocky release of her album Witness, she brought up her feud with Swift, saying, "I'm ready to let it go.(Opens in a new tab)"

    A year later, in May of 2018, Perry sent Swift a literal olive branch on the first night of Swift's Reputation tour. The plant seemed to signify that amends had been made.

    Now, in 2019, both singers are getting ready to release new albums, so the timing of their plated partnership is raising a lot of questions.

    1. Does this mean there's a collab coming?

    Perhaps the biggest head scratcher here is whether or not this plate of baked goods means that the two have been in the studio together. Personally, I'd like to believe that, yes, they have. And yes, if they recorded something, it's going to be the bop of the century.

    2. Who baked the cookies?

    Swift is known to be an avid baker(Opens in a new tab), so it's likely that she provided the feud-ending dough and beef-is-over oven.

    3. Are they at Taylor's house or Katy's?

    This is a tricky one, because I'm almost positive marble countertops are a standard in pop star homes. However, a quick zoom will show a marble lazy Susan, covered with polaroids. Given Swift's obsession with polaroids(Opens in a new tab), it's more likely that she is the owner of a marble lazy susan piled with polaroids. But that's just a marble inkling I have. A rare glimpse into Swift's Beverly Hills home during her 73 Questions(Opens in a new tab) interview with Vogue reveals some very similar marble counters in the singer's kitchen. Just saying.

    4. What kind of chocolate chips did they use?

    My gut says Toll House.

    5. Is this just a stunt to get publicity?

    If it is, it's working. Again, both are coming out with new music, so it wouldn't be surprising if this is their way of getting everyone hungry for a duet.

    6. Have they been secretly hanging out all this time?

    Honestly, probably! Swift has been known for keeping a very, very, very low profile recently, so it's easy to see her sneaking off to Perry's house, perhaps in a suitcase(Opens in a new tab).

    7. What if there's cyanide in the cookies?


    I had to ask.

    8. Who else was in the room where it happened?

    Orlando? Joe? The Haim sisters? The possibilities are literally ENDLESS.

    9. Why does the photo's location tag lead to Mexico?

    While I'm pretty positive that this is just a case of using a random location tag for the name of it, we can't ignore it. Though, on second thought, it is Perry's post, not Swift's, so it's probably a meaningless coincidence and not an Easter egg.

    SEE ALSO: Taylor Swift reveals 'Game of Thrones' influenced 'reputation' in some pretty specific ways

    10. Did they feed any of the cookies to Swift's cats?

    Probably not.

    11. Did they enjoy a glass of wine with their peace meal?


    12. Did they listen to their new singles and dance around the kitchen in the refrigerator light?

    It's entirely possible.

    13. Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship?

    I hope so!

    I'm going to keep the defibrillator close, in case they do end up doing a collab. Because if that happens, my heart will surely stop.

  • Twitter users call out bugs and broken features on the platform

    Twitter users call out bugs and broken features on the platform

    It seems Twitter is full of bugs, and the exterminator won't be stopping by any time soon. The writing was on the wall. After massive rolling layoffs in November and December, Twitter's staff is dwindling. The company closed its Seattle office(Opens in a new tab) late last year, but not before things got so bad that employees started bringing their own toilet paper(Opens in a new tab) to work. Earlier this week, Twitter employees were evicted from their Singapore office(Opens in a new tab) due to unpaid rent.

    The absence of those workers is now felt while using the site: features are visibly on the fritz, repeatedly glitching and bugging out. Users are making note of the issues, but Twitter doesn't seem to be paying attention. Instead of fixing them, they've been messing with features like image display and view counts — things that don't need changing in the first place. The lights at Twitter may be on, but is anyone actually home?

    Here's a rundown of what users say need fixing right now:

    A video stops playing midway through, but its audio keeps playing, or the clip restarts

    A video's sound continues to play even after you've scrolled past it, or have left Twitter and opened another app

    Videos automatically mute when you like them

    Making edits to a tweet with a video turns that video into an image

    Edited tweets appear at the top of the home feed, sometimes multiple times

    Replies don't show up in notifications

    Both following and unfollowing an account increases its follower count.

    Tweets of users you have blocked can still be seen for a split second when first opened, and so can tweets that were deleted quickly after being posted.


  • Michelle Obama on Trump: You don’t get results when you go low

    Michelle Obama on Trump: You don’t get results when you go low


    When they go low, Michelle Obama still goes high.

    Though she's no longer America's first lady, Obama continues to use her voice to inspire people, and as she kicked off her Becoming book tour this week she reminded everyone how important it is to take the high road.

    In an interview(opens in a new tab) with CBS This Morning's Gayle King, Obama explained why "going low" and behaving like Donald Trump has in the White House won't work in the end.

    "Going low means you're operating from your place of emotion. It doesn't necessarily mean you're operating from a place of results," she explained. "More often than not, you don't get results when you go low. You just get your attitude out."

    Obama then went on to address Trump more closely, calling out how presidents especially have a responsibility to carefully consider each word and action.

    SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama says she can 'never forgive' Donald Trump


    "When you're in the White House and you have that platform and that responsibility where every word matters, you're often thinking — or at least Barack and I often thought — 'Is what we’re about to say going to help?' Is it going to move the needle forward? Or is it just going to make us feel vindicated in the moment?'"

    "You learn that vindication in the moment is so short-term," she said.

    "Going high doesn’t mean you don’t feel... that you don't acknowledge hurt or pain or anger."

    "Going 'high' doesn’t mean you don’t feel and have feelings and that you don’t express feelings, that you don't acknowledge hurt or pain or anger," she went on. "That’s not what going high is. Going high means you have that feeling and how do you put that feeling in the world and how do you do that responsibly?'"

    And though Obama has experienced her fair share of challenges throughout the course of her eight years in the White House and since leaving, she still holds her motto close to her heart and feels optimistic about the country's future.

    "I lived in the country. I traveled the country. I saw the heart of who we are. Forget race or party or ethnicity or gender," she said.

    "[Whether] people agree with us or not, people were kind, people are worried, people have issues. But everybody's working for the same thing. The same goal. And I got to see that part of America."