11 Pictures That Prove Animals Can See The Pokemon Youre Trying To Catch

So it seems animals can not only see ghosts but also Pokemon too.

… Does this mean we should all start investing in Pokemon sniffer dogs? If there are any pet shelters reading this, feel free to use this idea for your next rehoming campaign. You’re welcome.

Here are 11 pets who have definitely spotted a Pokemon:

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Here’s to hoping my cat might find Pikachu for me…

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/07/11-pictures-that-prove-animals-can-see-the-pokemon-youre-trying-to-catch-99703/

Can You Find The Cat In The Infuriating Sequel To The Find The Panda Puzzle?

Do you remember this thing?

If not, there’s a Panda hidden among all them snow folk, find it.

The artist Dudolf is back with a sequel. This time you have to spot the cat who is hanging out with all the owls.

Some say it’s easier than the panda, some say it’s harder. Did you find it?

Here’s a clue: All the owls have yellow beaks, the cat doesn’t.

Easy…

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/12/can-you-find-the-cat-in-the-infuriating-sequel-to-the-find-the-panda-puzzle-74390/

These Are The Most Lifelike Balloon Animals Youll Ever See Ever.

If you asked me to make a balloon animal right now, I’d ask you what you were doing in my office. I’d then give it a go (always trying to please) but then fail miserably.

UnlikeMasayoshi Matsumoto. The 26-year-old chemical engineer is a self-taught balloon artist who makes crazy-intricate animals out of the rubbery joy (that has to be the weirdest way to say balloons ever… short of glorified condoms).

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Anyway, have a look and bear in mind that I’m no David Attenborough – my captions will NOT be 100% accurate…

1. A baboon

2. So I thought this one was a baboon until I saw the other one so, I don’t know, really. Some kind of monkey, perhaps?

3. A bull standing on several starfish

4. A pokmon

5. A dove with an egg cracked on top of it

6. One of the things they eat on I’m a Celebrity

7. Mr Krabs under a duvet

8. Bug sex

9. A corn on the cob that’s grown a head, legs and a tail.

10. A surprised, winged insect

11. I’ve been told this is an isopod

12. I know this one. A kingfisher. You’ve got Indian beer to thank for that.

13. A pissed of lightbulb

14. A phoenix. They’re not real, right?

15. Ssssnnaaaakkkee

16. A striped prick.

Check out all of his amazing work HERE

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/08/these-are-the-most-lifelike-balloon-animals-youll-ever-see-ever-101284/

Hilarious Comic Strip Tells Us What Animals Are Really Saying

What do animals get up to when they’re not busy being patronised by us? It’s weird to think that they have their whole lives that have nothing to do with humans…

Like when two dogs are barking, what are they going on about? The weather? Some cat? Or do they just like making noise? It’s hard to tell, really.

Luckily, They Can Talk (a comic strip) is around to give us an insight into what they’re talking about… we’re not sure how the artist got the information but, you know… we trust him.

Finally. It’s about time we knew what whales were shouting when they jumped out of the water and all this time the sharks where just trying to help!

Did that horse one upset anyone else?

What did you think? Let us know in the comments!

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/hilarious-comic-strip-tells-us-what-animals-are-really-saying-93361/

Ever Wondered What Animals Look Like With Forward Facing Eyes? You Can Stop Now

So one of humanity’s (and most great apes in general) big turning points in evolution was when our eyes started facing forwards. I’m not particularly sure why and I think it would be fun to see what we’d look like with eyes on the side of our faces. That’s why I’m not in charge of species genetics… probably.

But what would it look like if other animals had eyes facing forward? It’s an odd question, I know, but I had to find a way to link the intro into the actual content… just have a look below, courtesy of imgur.

1. Birds

2. Chicken (a form of bird)

3. Cows

4. Deer

5. Dolphins

6. The same dolphin… or a different one. I’m not beingprejudicedor anything, saying that all dolphins look alike. It was an honest mistake.

7. A lovely giraffe

8. Goats

9. A seagull (also a form of bird… I should have thought this through)

10. Christ another bird. A Pigeon, everybody

11. A good, honest rabbit.

12. An instantly less menacing shark.

I mean, this is basically what Pixar do for every animal but, for some reason, these look less real.

Disney Pixar

Anyway, what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/09/ever-wondered-what-animals-look-like-with-forward-facing-eyes-you-can-stop-now-105571/

Netflix’s ‘Connected Mr. Bear’ lets you stream with loved ones far away

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Netflix is hoping to pull on some heartstrings this holiday season with a brand new way to snuggle up to loved ones near and far.

The company announced the specs for “Connected Mr. Bear,” a plush teddy based on Stephanie Tanner’s beloved toy from the early seasons of the original run of Full House. The second season of the Fuller House revival series set to stream Dec. 9, so Netflix is hoping to double down on its nostalgia and sentimentality.

Connected Mr. Bear promises a special Fuller House viewing experience. With one Mr. Bear in one living room and a second, paired bear in another house far away, their synced “cuddle sensors” blink three times and activate a Netflix-connected device, turning on Fuller House. That way, viewers can watch (and cuddle) together. This video shows how it works:

In an odd move, however, Netflix isn’t selling Mr. Bear in pairs. In fact, it’s not selling any at all.

Instead, the Fuller House product is a DIY build project, with open source code and hardware information available on GitHub. That means that anyone looking to bring Connected Mr. Bear into their homes will need to build him themselves.

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The components make for quite a project, with access to a 3D printer and coding knowledge required to pull it off.

For someone with the enough knowhow and Fuller House fandom, though, the build could be the best part of their holiday streaming season.

BONUS: Meet the woman who found a way to keep the homeless warm and employed

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/06/netflix-fuller-house-connected-mr-bear/

7 must-have apps: Hardbound, Sundial, Super Cat Tales and more

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The shopping madness from Black Friday and Cyber Monday has subsided, but you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an app that delivers you original, interactive news, and a music throwback app that tells you what you were listening to exactly a year ago.

Check out the gallery below to see our top picks. If you’re looking for even more downloads, take a look a our last roundup of can’t-miss apps.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/03/7-cant-miss-apps-hardbound/

Bear, Enhance, ‘Nekosan,’ and 4 more can’t miss apps

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With the news of a major update to Uber, and Microsoft taking on Slack, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes a new app from Epicurious to give you easier access to recipe videos, an app that helps you check your notes while you’re writing, and an app that’s a literal cat and mouse chase.

Check out the gallery below to see our top picks. If you’re looking for more items to fill up your phone, take a look at ourlast roundup of can’t-miss apps.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/11/06/7-cant-miss-apps-bear-brainfm/

Sharing this cat photo on Facebook could disable your account

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The internet is full of cute cats, but some can have devastating effects.

On Friday evening, Chennai-based technology blogger Varun Krishnan was locked out of his Facebook account after he shared a photo of an innocent looking cat with a friend.

“It might sound stupid but this just happened to me,” Krishnan told Mashable India. “I was chatting with friends, got one cat image on WhatsApp, it was so cute that I sent it to a friend.” But when Facebook Messenger app immediately asked Krishnan to re-enter his credentials, he knew something was amiss.

“Before I realized, my devices were getting logged off. Even on PC, Messenger notified me that my Facebook account has been disabled, he added. My photos, my Facebook Ads account (Varun runs FoneArena, a tech blog), they wiped my presence off Facebook in a matter of seconds for a cat photo.”

The evil cat that is getting people blocked.

Image: BGR India

Facebook didnt offer any explanation to Krishnan as to how that photo violated its terms of service that led to his account getting disabled. Its a funny photo of a suit wearing cat. Though, when examined closely, the photo also has some blurred text in a foreign language.

Reports suggest that others who have tried sharing the same photo some after making alterations have also had their Facebook accounts disabled. We also tried doing this with a test account but nothing happened.

Facebook has reinstated Krishnans account, and apologized for the incident. The company, however, didnt elaborate what about the picture made it block the account. Our team found this was a mistake & have restored your account. Were sorry for the trouble this caused you, Facebook Security Communications team told FoneArena in a statement.

Facebook has gotten more alarmed lately about the pictures people are sharing on the social network. Last month, over 100 of Facebook’s biggest meme pages boycotted the website for a similar reason, and in the hope of exposing and making “transparent the reporting and deletion process on the worlds largest social network, and show[ing] how it contributes to the censorship methods of the future.”

This isnt the first time Facebook has blocked a users account after it had issues with images they were sharing. Over the years, the companys methodology and judgement over what it deems fit to be shared on Facebook have been questioned and criticized by many. Last month, the social juggernaut blocked South African TV and Radio Producer Msizi Nkosi after he shared images of Swazi Maidens wearing traditional attire.

The company also was under hot water after it removed Napalm Girl photo from its site. Norway newspaper editor had blasted Zuckerberg for censoring the iconic Vietnam War photograph. We have reached out to Facebook for more details. In the meantime, try not to share that cat picture with anyone.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/10/03/facebook-disables-account-sharing-cat-picture/

Tesla’s software update might save the lives of pets left in the car

A 17 inch touchscreen is featured in the Model S electric sports sports sedan
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A few weeks after Elon Musk revealed the updates coming to the brand’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving feature, Tesla officially detailed the software 8.0 update Thursday morning.

Along with Autopilot changes, Tesla has reworked the media player, voice commands, and maps and navigation. It also added a trip planner as well as a ‘cabin overheat protection’ feature.

In total, the software 8.0 update represents “the biggest UI revamp since the launch of Model S,” according to Tesla.

The latter is perhaps the most intriguing. Here’s how Tesla describes its function: “[cabin overheat protection] keeps the car at a safe temperature for hours, even when the car is off.”

The upstart electric vehicle maker points out that the system is an ‘industry first’ and designed for the safety of both children and pets (presumably, those accidentally left in a Tesla).

The company press release didn’t specify how the system keeps the cabin cool. It simply stipulated it’s only possible due to Tesla’s “uniquely large battery packs.” It likely keeps energy flowing to the climate control system even after the car is off.

Certainly, this will drain the battery. However, a dead EV battery is better than a dead child or pet.

The other updates simply enhance the user interface. Voice commands, for example, are initiated with a single tap. And a transcript of the driver’s voice commands is displayed on the instrument panel to ensure command accuracy.

As for maps and navigation, destination search and initiating navigating to the driver’s home are now activated with a single touch.

Over all, simply based on reading the press release, 8.0 seems to be a robust update. However, I will save final judgement until I am able to get my hands on it.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/09/22/tesla-software-8-update/

Ever Wondered What Animals Look Like With Forward Facing Eyes? You Can Stop Now

So one of humanity’s (and most great apes in general) big turning points in evolution was when our eyes started facing forwards. I’m not particularly sure why and I think it would be fun to see what we’d look like with eyes on the side of our faces. That’s why I’m not in charge of species genetics… probably.

But what would it look like if other animals had eyes facing forward? It’s an odd question, I know, but I had to find a way to link the intro into the actual content… just have a look below, courtesy of imgur.

1. Birds

2. Chicken (a form of bird)

3. Cows

4. Deer

5. Dolphins

6. The same dolphin… or a different one. I’m not beingprejudicedor anything, saying that all dolphins look alike. It was an honest mistake.

7. A lovely giraffe

8. Goats

9. A seagull (also a form of bird… I should have thought this through)

10. Christ another bird. A Pigeon, everybody

11. A good, honest rabbit.

12. An instantly less menacing shark.

I mean, this is basically what Pixar do for every animal but, for some reason, these look less real.

Disney Pixar

Anyway, what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/09/ever-wondered-what-animals-look-like-with-forward-facing-eyes-you-can-stop-now-105571/

Little Girls Blows A Lion A Kiss And Gets A Fierce Response

You know how it is, you see a lion, you blow it a kiss and it turns into a handsome prince. Everyone lives happily ever after until you need a little more money and you make a sequel.

But this is real life, and there is no prince, just ahungry lion and, fortunately for the little girl, a big obstruction in the way. Perhaps the most impressive thing about this video is that as the girl doesn’t even flinch when the giant lion starts clawing away at the window right in front of her face.

Most of us would of been at least a little bit scared.

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/03/little-girls-blows-a-lion-a-kiss-and-gets-a-fierce-response-84116/

Mel B Just Pissed On Bear Grylls On TV

Filming his latest wildlife survival TV show – Running Wild – Bear Grylls was demonstrating how a jellyfish can be boiled up into a delicious, protein-rich stew.

Unfortunately, the jellyfish in question didn’t take kindly to the idea of being made into a meal, and so stung Bear right on the hand.

Now, if you’ve ever watched any type of survival show (Bear’s or otherwise), you’ll know that one of the best ways to remedy the pain caused by a jellyfish sting, is to put urine on it.

Bear had just been to the toilet, but luckily, former Spice Girl Mel B was around. And she had a full bladder.

You can probably imagine what happened next, but check it out here:

Would you piss on someone in a similar situation? Maybe you already have.. Let us know in the comments!

Image Credits: NBC

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/09/mel-b-pissed-on-bear-grylls-on-tv-104840/

Mum Thinks Family Cat Has Died, Things Escalate Quickly

I’ve never had an actual pet with real fur or anything but I imagine if I did and it died, I wouldn’t be happy about it. I’d even go as far as say I’d be upset, possibly cut up.

With that in mind, say I had a Jack Russell and I saw a white animal lying dead on a road, I’d definitely double check to see if it was mine…

That seems obvious when you think about it, doesn’t it? Apparently not because, reading this group chat between a father and his two children regarding their mother’s emotional state when their cat, Kitty, died, you realise thatmixing up dead pets isapparently an easy mistake to make…

Well at least it’s sort of a happy ending? Except for the guy whose rabbit vanished and ended up dead and crushed beyond recognition… that bit’s not happy. Not even a bit.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Cats are pets. Dogs are also pets. War Dogs is a film. Here’s Adam playing two truths and a lie withJonah Hill in a War Dogs press junket…

Image Credits: Imgur

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/09/mum-thinks-family-cat-has-died-things-escalate-quickly-104189/

20 apps for dog owners that are sure to bow-wow you

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Dogs and apps both tend to make life better. Even better is when they combine to make everything easier, because face it your dog is probably the cutest thing alive but also a hot mess.

That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to every app you’ll ever need as a dog lover. Read on for help with choosing a dog, training, first aid and vet visits, walks, dog sitters, GPS trackers, dog selfies, finding other dog lovers and even a solution for when you can’t have a real-live dog.

For to-be or current puppy owners

1 & 2. iClicker (iTunes) and Puppy Clicker Training (Google Play)

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Clicker training is a way to train your dog through operant conditioning (essentially positive or negative reinforcement), which some say is faster and more precise than using treats.

The apps offer more detailed tutorials, but the idea is that the app will play special sounds like toy squeaks or door bells to reinforce certain kinds of behaviors. Though like any kind of training, this takes practice and discipline.

3. P5 Dog Training App from Purina Pro Plan (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: p5 dog training app

Regardless of what you actually feed your dog, Purina’s P5 app is great for learning tricks, basic obedience and getting your dog in shape.

Choose from an array of guides and tutorials, and track your progress along the way. Even better, the latest version doesn’t even require an internet connection.

4 & 5. Dog Breeds (Google Play) and Perfect Dog (iTunes and Google Play)

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With nearly 340 different registered dog breeds recognized by the World Canine Organization (not to mention mixed breeds), it can be difficult to know which will be best for you and your living situation.

Maybe you want a dog that doesn’t shed so much; maybe you need a running buddy; maybe you want to know what health problems to look out for in a breed these apps are here for you. There are also plenty of books out there if you want more detailed information, but the free apps are a great place to start.

For keeping them healthy

6. Pet First Aid American Red Cross (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: AMERICAN RED CROSS

Just like you’d bone up on First Aid techniques for yourself or friends, your pets are different. It’s important to have a first line of defense for illness and injury. You can check symptoms and watch videos to respond to common emergency situations.

You can learn about early warning signs, learn first aid steps, and take quizzes on pet health and safety. In a more serious situation, the app will also locate the nearest emergency animal hospital or allow you to set up a vet appointment.

7. PetCoach (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: PetCoach

PetCoach allows you to talk to real, licensed vets and trainers for free, 24/7. You can consult in an emergency, ask about symptoms, or even find nutrition advice. If you find a particularly great connection, the app also lets you schedule appointments with that professional.

For W-A-L-K-S

8. MapMyDogWalk (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: MapMyDogWalk

If you’ve heard of the MapMyRun app, this MapMyDogWalk is very similar. Users outline the best dog walking routes around you, and once you pick one (or add one), the app tracks your progress as you go. Their maps also show highly rated dog parks, waste-bag dispensers, dog-friendly locales and water fountains.

9. Walk For A Dog (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: Walk For A Dog

Walk for a cause! Walk For A Dog tracks the distance you run and donates a certain amount to the shelter or animal organization of your choosing. They have over 6,000 to pick from.

10. Companion (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: companion

Your dog needs walks even when it gets dark. But if safety is an issue, try Companion. The app lets you add contacts who will virtually walk you home, alerting them (or the police) if you’re feeling unsafe. If your headphones are yanked out or your phone drops, the app will ask you if you’re okay, and if you don’t respond, your contacts will also be notified.

For dog sitters and walkers

11. Rover (iTunes and Google Play)

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According to the app’s description, over 50,000 background-checked pet sitters and dog walkers are listed on the Rover app, from which you can chat with nearby caretakers, pay securely, and get photo updates. You can find in-home dog boarding, dog walkers, house sitters, and drop-in visiting services. Customize your search based on availability, your type of dog and more. For the walkers themselves, it’s easy to manage your clients, get paid, and respond quickly from wherever you are.

Because these apps use GPS, you might notice some battery drain on longer walks.

12. DogVacay (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: dogvacay

A sort of Airbnb for dogs, DogVacay is a great alternative to the kennel-averse when you’re out of town. If you want, sitters can take the dog to their house or yours, or even take take your dog to the vet (Uber for dogs?). As with Rover, insurance and daily photo updates are available through the app.

For when your building doesn’t allow dogs

13. Dog Simulator (Free, iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: DOG SIMULATOR

Ugh, the cruel cruel world we live in where puppy boxes are not a reality in all apartments.

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Until we can all reach that bright future, Dog Simulator allows you to become a puppy, and you get to choose from different breeds, interact with other people and animals, crash into stuff, and level up for completing challenges. If accessories are your thing, choose from an assortment of hats, collars, and funny glasses. It’s great for when you’ve exhausted Dogs Of Instagram.

For GPS tracking and managing their schedule

14. Whistle (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: whistle

Whistle allows you to track your pet’s location and heart rate anywhere, anytime with its wearable collar devices (available on their website or Amazon full disclosure, they’re not cheap; you can also use them with Tagg devices). The app can notify you if your dog walks away, and the heart rate monitor allows you to create custom activity goals based on your pet’s breed, weight and age. You can also add friends, family, or a sitter to the account to coordinate along multiple caretakers.

Note, these apps use GPS so that might run down your battery on longer walks.

15. Paw Tracks (iTunes only)

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Image: paw tracks

A less glamorous but very necessary part of pet care is tracking meals, bathroom runs, and walks, which can be hard when there’s more than one pet or caretaker, and when illness throws your dog’s schedule off. PetTracks makes it easy, allowing you to log and keep track of it all from one app.

16. Dog Buddy Free (iTunes only)

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Image: Dog Buddy Free

Dog Buddy Free is essential for keeping up with a dog’s weight, medications, allergies, vaccinations, and vet visits. It’ll make vet visits a breeze, and you can also access first aid instructions from the app.

For making furrends!

17. Yelp (iTunes and Google Play)

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Yelp: it’s not just for finding PokStops anymore. Find the best dog parks, daycare centers, pet stores, and dog-friendly places around you. Not to mention, it shares its name from the sound dogs make.

18. Twindog (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: Twindog

Are you tired of your friends rolling their eyes at the 300 dog selfies stored in your phone? New to town and want to find walking buddies? Now there’s Twindog, yes, Tinder for dogs, which lets you swipe and send messages just like your most/least favorite dating app.

Extra treats

19. BarkCam (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: BARKCAM

While they’re all beautiful, not all dogs are natural models, and it can be hard to snap a pic every time your dog is lookin’ adorbs. BarkCam plays a sound to get your dog’s attention long enough to snap the Insta-worthiest shot, and even has filters to help you edit it after.

20. PuppyWeather (iTunes and Google Play)

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Image: PUPPYWEATHER

You’ve had that day: You wake up, you check the weather, and the first thing you see is the forecast for heavy rain. PuppyWeather gets you, and softens the blow by showing you adorable puppies. The dogs change according to the conditions, but you can customize them with options like Halloween dogs, Yoga dogs, Pug Life, and Detroit Dog Rescue dogs. It’s powered by Weather Underground, so it’s also just a good weather app.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/08/29/dog-app-guide/

Microsoft employs cat monster to tout Surface, take down MacBook Air

If biting snark doesn’t work, maybe creepy folksiness will. That’s the tact taken in Microsoft’s latest commercial extolling the virtues of the Surface Pro 4 while slamming Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air.

The entire spot is presided over by a straw hat-wearing singer, who breaks down the Surface’s superiority with elaborate Jonathan Coulton-style lyrics. We totally get the parts highlighting the Surface’s touchscreen, stylus option and detachable keyboard, but the cat transformation part was less than cute, and maybe a little scary.

Nevertheless, Microsoft’s increasing confidence in pitting its mobile devices against Apple’s in recent months is yet another sign that the platform wars are alive and well.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/08/29/surface-pro-4-cat-commercial/

Dad Accidentally Eats Weed Brownies, Shouts Obscenities At His Cat

In a world where there’s awful news around the corner everywhere you look, where you’re constantly bombarded by the failings of humanity and where iPhone batteries hold as much power as I hold water in my cupped hands, it’s odd that the tale of a father overdosing on narcotics is fairly good news.

Whilst unloading the shopping from his car in Omaha, a 53-year-old father happened across a set of brownies. Being the hungry man that he apparently was, he took it upon himself to consume four of them, before promptly getting back to unpackingthe shopping out of his car.

However, later on, at 9:45PM of the same Tuesday, police were called as the man had been acting untoward. He was reportedly feeling anxious when his wife called and, upon investigation, police found that the brownies in question contained weed.

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One of the couple’s children told the police that the brownies belonged to his sibling and, more than likely, had marijuana in them.

When paramedics arrived, they found the man crawling on the floor and shouting at his cat, calling her a bitch. He then preceded to tell them “I’m trippin’”

This story is full of rookie errors from the protagonists though. If you’re the sort to cook up weed brownies and your parents aren’t aware of said penchant, don’t go leaving your weed brownies in the back of your car. Which brings me to my second point, don’t go eating brownies that you’ve found in the back of your car that you definitely didn’t put there yourself. And four?! How hungry was he? That’s going straight to his thighs.

Anyway, what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

H/T: NYMag

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/08/dad-accidentally-eats-weed-brownies-shouts-obscenities-at-his-cat-102524/

14 Of The Weirdest Animals Found In No Mans Sky

No man’s sky is the phenomenon currently taking over the gaming world. Your basically given a whole universe to explore and countless things to find. And that’s no exaggeration, there are trillions of planet-sized planets in the game.

So far, there have already been more animals discovered by the players of this game than in real life on Earth and, whilst some of them are crazy cool, some are pretty odd…

1. It’s like if your favourite teddy bear came alive but not in a Ted way, more of a Chucky way…

2. Look at this dick head…

3. He looks delighted to have been discovered!

4. The top half of a burger bun with worms for legs.

5. Physics.

6. It’s either eating a melon in a really weird wayorits headis a melon..?

7. I don’t even know.

8. It’s a tree?

9. Sonic

10. No thanks

11. Ah yes, the exposed brain crabtopus

12. It’s like a pissed off fish head on the body of a bellsprout

13. God it has the face of aporcelaindoll

14. Are… are it’s teeth on the outside?

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/08/14-of-the-weirdest-animals-found-in-no-mans-sky-102098/

Google uses dogs playing poker to show how we might eliminate harassment in VR

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After some 60 years in the making, it’s been exciting to watch virtual reality (VR) develop so rapidly this year.

It’s cheaper and lighter than ever, and at this point, it may be safe to anticipate it will be everywhere very soon.

But a recent project from Google’s Daydream Labs points to a huge, unresolved problem for VR users and developers: harassment.

As explained at the Google I/O conference earlier this year, developers saw how comfortable users were in moving around VR scenes, but also how easy it was to intentionally or inadvertently cross boundaries.

So Google worked on ways to discourage or prohibit harassment. Even better, they used dogs playing poker to develop that technology, as shown below:

It’s clear that this player/dog is going to lose the hand, and so it gets up to steal the other dog’s chips. Here, Google kicks in and turns the screen gray to disorient them, and their avatar disappears. From here, they cannot interact with the scene, and they’re encouraged back to their seat with a clear personal space bubble. When they return, the screen is colorful and interactive again.

Google also tried to reward users for positive interactions with things like sparkle animations and clapping sounds for high-fives.

Back in March, Patrick Harris of Minority Media talked about his research on VR-based harassment for Polygon. In short, he said it’s “way, way, way worse” in VR. “It is intense, it is visceral [and] it triggers your fight or flight response,” he said. “They can lean in and touch your chest and groin and it’s really scary.”

If Harris is this scarred by an experience, there’s no telling what survivors of sexual assault (20 percent of American women) or sexual harassment (64 percent of American women) are in for, though re-traumatization seems likely.

He suggested developing opt-out “personal boundary lines” which would make people invisible as you go too near to them, as well as better systems for reporting harassment and the option to save replays of incidents.

After AltspaceVR received backlash for not addressing sexual harassment in its platform, the company developed many features similar to those Harris discussed, finally releasing them to the public in late July. They also added 24-hour support lines to deal with abuse reports.

AltspaceVR’s “personal space bubble” in action.

Image: AltspaceVR

Watch the full conference below. You can watch VR designer Robbie Tilton explain Daydream’s anti-harassment measures in more detail around 22:02.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/08/09/vr-dogs-playing-poker/

These Are The Most Lifelike Balloon Animals Youll Ever See Ever.

If you asked me to make a balloon animal right now, I’d ask you what you were doing in my office. I’d then give it a go (always trying to please) but then fail miserably.

UnlikeMasayoshi Matsumoto. The 26-year-old chemical engineer is a self-taught balloon artist who makes crazy-intricate animals out of the rubbery joy (that has to be the weirdest way to say balloons ever… short of glorified condoms).

Anyway, have a look and bear in mind that I’m no David Attenborough – my captions will NOT be 100% accurate…

1. A baboon

2. So I thought this one was a baboon until I saw the other one so, I don’t know, really. Some kind of monkey, perhaps?

3. A bull standing on several starfish

4. A pokmon

5. A dove with an egg cracked on top of it

6. One of the things they eat on I’m a Celebrity

7. Mr Krabs under a duvet

8. Bug sex

9. A corn on the cob that’s grown a head, legs and a tail.

10. A surprised, winged insect

11. I’ve been told this is an isopod

12. I know this one. A kingfisher. You’ve got Indian beer to thank for that.

13. A pissed of lightbulb

14. A phoenix. They’re not real, right?

15. Ssssnnaaaakkkee

16. A striped prick.

Check out all of his amazing work HERE

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/08/these-are-the-most-lifelike-balloon-animals-youll-ever-see-ever-101284/

Watch The Shocking Moment A Lion Grabbed A Child, Live On TV

Of all the weird things to surface on Imgur, this video from a 2003 Mexican TV show pretty much takes the biscuit.

It showsa lion grab hold of a child, and then have a kind of tug-of-war with said child’s mother – all while the presenters continue with the (live) show.

Everyone seems very relaxed about the whole thing – including the child – and eventually the lion lets go, and settles down.

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This could have been a lot, lot worse, and is a pretty firm argument for not having lions on TV shows (especially when there are appetising kids around).

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/08/watch-the-shocking-moment-a-lion-grabbed-a-child-live-on-tv-101226/

Cows Are Officially The Most Dangerous Animals In Britain

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/11/cows-are-officially-the-most-dangerous-animals-in-britain-68405/

These smartphone pics of animals will give you all the Instagram envy

The park rangers were asked to capture unique images of the animals as only they see them.
Image: PORT LYMPNE RESERVE / PARQUE DE CABRCENO

LONDON Need a mental break from all the negative news out there? Here are some magical pictures of the incredible wildlife housed in two of Europe’s remarkable conservation parks.

Partnering with Port Lympne Reserve (Kent, UK) and Parque de Cabrceno (Cantabria, Spain), Sony Mobile challenged park employees to capture more intimate glimpses of wildlife by getting up close and personal with its new Xperia X smartphone.

Park rangers and animal keepers attended a masterclass taught by renowned wildlife photographer Neil Aldridge to pick up some photography tips and learn how best to utilise the phone’s unique features.

Those lessons obviously paid off, because they came through splendidly with some magical images that will make your fingers itch for Instagram. Take a look at some of their shots:

The Xperia X features a 23MP camera.

Image: Parque de Cabrceno

Xperia X boasts a “Quick Launch and Capture” feature.

Image: Parque de Cabrceno

Both parks are supported by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

Image: PARQUE DE CABRCENO

Park employees were tasked with capturing images of the animals in motion.

Image: PARQUE DE CABRCENO

Both parks featured work for the conservation of endangered species.

Image: PARQUE DE CABRCENO

Not 100% what it is, but it’s cute!

Image: Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne Reserve houses over 50 species and has around 700 animals living in the park.

Image: Port Lympne Reserve

Some moisturiser might be useful here.

Park rangers and animal keepers were encouraged to get up close and personal to the animals.

Image: Port Lympne Reserve

In Sony’s video below, the photographer says features like the phone’s Predictive Hybrid Autofocus, which creates sharper images while tracking moving objects, are useful for taking pictures of the animals.

You can watch a video of the fun below:

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/08/01/smartphone-captures-majestic-images-of-animals/

11 Pictures That Prove Animals Can See The Pokemon Youre Trying To Catch

So it seems animals can not only see ghosts but also Pokemon too.

… Does this mean we should all start investing in Pokemon sniffer dogs? If there are any pet shelters reading this, feel free to use this idea for your next rehoming campaign. You’re welcome.

Here are 11 pets who have definitely spotted a Pokemon:

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Here’s to hoping my cat might find Pikachu for me…

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/07/11-pictures-that-prove-animals-can-see-the-pokemon-youre-trying-to-catch-99703/

Dogs Arent Allowed On The Subway Unless Theyre In A Carrier. These Guys Found A Loophole

So dogs have been banned on the New York subway… well, not all dogs. The dogs that have been banned are the ones that matter. Basically, you can’t bring a dog onto the train with you unless it’s carry-able within a bag. You know the sort I mean…

Yeah. Not real dogs, really.

Luckily, some people have found glorious exceptions to the rules and they really deserve our commendation…

1. It’s not often you see shame in a dog’s eyes.

2. This one just looks like he’s ready to have a bash up

3. Do you think the bags are empty other than the dogs? Like is there a tin of vaseline and a twix in there too?

4. Now that’s what you want to see. Delighted.

5. The guy looks embarrassed like it was the dog’s idea…

6. I’m not convinced there’s a whole dog in there.

7. This one seems like cheating. Mind you, carrying two beagles seems a little heavy-handed… literally.

8. …Not sure I know this breed?

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/07/dogs-arent-allowed-on-subway-unless-theyre-in-a-carrier-these-guys-found-a-loophole-99721/

Anonymous Is Now Hacking A Country Because They Kill Whales

Iceland is a pretty great country to be honest. They have waterfalls, lagoons, and the Northern Lights…

Their literacy rate is 99%, the sun never sets (at least not in summer) and they have a handy app to make sure no-one inadvertently commits incest.

You would think that hacker group Anonymous would approve of Iceland – what with their liberal stance on refugee quotas, and their informative penis museums – but the hactivists have declared cyber war on the tiny island nation.

Why? They disapprove of Iceland’s whaling policies.

In a video posted online, Anonymous said:

“Whales do not have a voice. We will be a voice for them. Its time to speak out about this impending extinction of a species. Its time to let Iceland know we will not stand by and watch as they drive this animal to extinction.”

Whaling is frowned on internationally (to say the least), but along with Norway and Japan, Iceland continues to hunt whales for their meat.

Just when we thought there wasn’t a single blemish on this volcano-garnished, hot-spring adorned, incest-free paradise!

Anonymous have called for a boycott on Icelandic products, and have already shut down at least five of their government’s websites, vowing to expose the cruel practices involved in whaling.

You can watch Anonymous declare war on Iceland – liberal, beautiful – yet whale murdering Iceland – here:

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Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/12/anonymous-is-now-hacking-a-country-because-they-kill-whales-71272/

Teaching dogs to talk is easier than you think

Atlanta (CNN)If dogs could talk, Melody Jackson knows what they would say. Or at least, what she’d like them to say.

Jackson, an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has developed technology that is giving dogs a voice, an ability she says is crucial for search and rescue, bomb detection and therapy dogs. The dogs wear vests equipped with sensors that can send either audible cues or text notifications to a smartphone.
Jackson earned her Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech in 1998 and has trained assistance dogs for nearly 20 years. Now she’s putting her two passions together. Jackson’s research team, which includes professor Thad Starner and research scientist Clint Zeagler, has created high-tech vests for canines for a project called FIDO, which stands for “Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations.” The program is sponsored by The National Science Foundation and also the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA.
    The vests have been approved by Jackson’s 8-year-old border collie, Sky.
    “He actually has helped us design a lot of these sensors, by telling us what works and what doesn’t work,” she says. “So, he’s sort of our first line of testing before we go out to the rest of the world. He’s a very critical part of our design team.”
    The vest has side sensors that the dogs trigger with a bite or a nudge of their nose. They’re trained with toys, identifying between a Frisbee or a ball, and telling their handler which is which. Jackson explains this is an example of a “discrimination task” that can be translated to more important tasks, such as bomb detection, where the dog would tell his handler what explosive he or she has scented.
    Jackson has been observing bomb dog training in hopes of putting her vests to the test with canines on patrol with soldiers on the battlefield.
    “A bomb-sniffing dog has pretty much one alert that says, ‘Hey, I found an explosive.” But that dog knows what explosive is in there. … They know if it’s something stable like C4 or something unstable and dangerous like TATP that needs to be handled carefully,” Jackson says. The problem is “they have no way to tell their handler.”
    Jackson and her research team have also developed a medical alert vest that allows a dog to find a missing or trapped person, activate a sensor, and let that person know that help is on the way. This task could be instrumental during an earthquake or disaster rescue where a trapped or injured person is in need of assistance. This vest is being beta tested by a real service dog team in California, Jackson says.
    Georgia Tech is also working to develop a vest that allows the handler to track the dog wearing it. When the dog finds its target, the dog activates a sensor that sends GPS coordinates back to the handler. The dog then tells the person in jeopardy that help is on the way, and the rescue canine does not have to leave the victim’s side.
    Jackson believes there are personal applications for this technology as well.
    “What if that dog could reach around and pull a tab on its vest and call 911 with your GPS location, and text your husband: ‘By the way she’s at Starbucks on Fifth and Spring, and she’s having a seizure right now.’ Your husband would know immediately that 911 is on the way.”
    The vest could be helpful for a person who cannot speak or a hearing-impaired person. The dog could tell others to get help with the phrase “Excuse me, my handler needs your attention.” Jackson’s dogs are also trained to discriminate between a doorbell or a fire alarm, and to activate the appropriate sensor on their vest to text a message to the handler’s cell phone.
    “A hearing dog helps someone who’s deaf, so they alert to things like the doorbell ringing or the baby crying or someone calling your name,” Jackson says. “What they’ll do is nudge their owner and take them to the source of the sound. … What if that sounds is a tornado siren? That’s just in the environment. The dog has no way to lead you to the source of that sound.”
    Jackson says one of her dogs was able to understand the vest and its capabilities in just 27 seconds. She believes any trainable dog would be able to pick up on the technology very quickly.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/18/tech/talking-dogs-georgia-institute-technology/index.html

    Creepy Footage Shows Possessed Teddy Bear Climbing Over Girl As She Sleeps

    Ghosts. As popular as the paranormal phenomenon is, they really don’t make sense. Someone dies peacefully surrounded by their family in a hospital bed. They say a final farewell with tears streaming down their cheeks as the departed slips out of consciousness for the last time. That’s when they then wake up with a new lease of life and decide it would be lols to f*ck sh*t up.

    Sure, people have their theories that only evil people get turned into ghosts or spirits or whatever but who’s choosing?! Who’s going “ah he was nice. He can stay dead for eternity… Ugh she’s evil. Let her roam the Earth forever and haunt people… which is basically what she would have done when she were alive“?

    Anyway, speaking of ghosts, some footage was was captured of a “possessed” teddy bear as it became animated during the night and climbed over a little girl as she slept. Bit of a jump, granted – but it’s fun to watch…

    The best bit about that video has to be the YouTube description. It’s like a lesson in how to construct sentences in numerous different ways…

    Thing is though, if it is real (extremely questionable), what’s the worse thing that could happen? It’s not going to cuddle you to death, is it? Throw a teddy bear as hard as you can at someone and they’ll probably just laugh. It’s not like a teddy the size of a three-year-old can swing a good punch, either. Can’t even pick up a weapon with it’s useless “paws”.

    You’d have thought that if you were an evil spirit with the capacity to possess inanimate objects, you’d go for something a little more menacing than a larger than usual teddy bear… like a knife or a toaster or something.

    What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/07/creepy-footage-shows-possessed-teddy-bear-climbing-over-girl-as-she-sleeps-97511/

    Sign This Petition To Stop People Who Torture Animals Owning Pets Again

    There is nothing good to be said about people who hurt animals, and now there is a petition to try and stop them from ever owning a pet again.

    It emerged this week that a little chihuahua called Chunky had been tortured by four teenagers, before being left for dead next tosome bins at the side of the road.

    He was found with a broken leg, neck, a burnt face and eyes and had even been force-fed drugs by the teens, who had tortured the poor pup over a number of hours, apparently for their own “amusement”…

    The RSPCA officer dealing with the case said:

    “This was the most disturbing case I have ever dealt with, by an absolute mile. These youths admitted feeding him drugs, kicking and punching him, and wringing and breaking his neck before dumping him. They also said they set fire to his face and eyes after lighting a deodorant aerosol can. The whole thing sends shivers down my spine.”

    Chunky made a miraculous recovery and is happy with a new family (above).

    Shockingly though, the boys were only banned from owning an animal for five years. Yes, five years before they could potentially find another dog to have “fun” with.

    So one dog-lover, and just generally sane person, Maxine Berry has set up a petition asking David Cameron to permanently ban people who abuse animals. Which, when you think about it, makes crystal clear sense…

    You can sign the petition here, and help stop dogs like Chunky being hurt again.

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    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/11/sign-this-petition-to-stop-people-who-torture-animals-owning-pets-again-70494/

    Jonah Hill And Miles Teller Flirt With Guns And Danger In War Dogs Trailer

    The true story of two 20-something-year-old stoners who became international arms dealers,War Dogsis the latestcomedy/drama fromThe Hangover director Todd Phillips.

    Starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill asDavid Packouz and Efraim Diveroli – the unlikely winners of a$300 million Pentagon contract to supply arms to America’s Afghani allies – the film is already being likened to The Wolf of Wall Street,in that it charts the quasi-illegal activities of those trying to make a lot of money.

    The Hangover alumnus Bradley Cooper makes an appearance as somesort of shady criminal, encountered by Teller and Hill as they attempt to navigate the dangerous underbelly of the world of arms dealing.

    Check out the trailer here:

    What do you think? Let us know in the comments…

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/07/jonah-hill-and-miles-teller-flirt-with-guns-and-danger-in-war-dogs-trailer-97356/

    The Worlds Worst Zoo Where Animals Starve To Death And Are Left To Mummify

    WARNING: This article contains images some people may find distressing.

    The privately run Khan Younis Zoo in South Gaza is being described as the ‘world’s worst zoo,’ and it’s easy to see why. The ongoing conflict in the area, and a shortage of funds, has made the zoo difficult to maintain. Things have gotten so bad that they exhibit dead, mummified animals in enclosures alongside living ones.

    The animal protection organisationFour Paws have been trying to raise money to get much needed supplies to the zoos in Gaza. They were recently able to deliver enough food to get the animals through four weeks, but the problem is ongoing.

    Here’s a video released by Four Paws

    These upsetting images have shown how the animals have decayed over the years.

    If you want to help by donating to Four Paws, then you can do so via this JustGiving page.

    Image Credits: Daily Mail, Huffington Post

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/03/the-worlds-worst-zoo-where-animals-starve-to-death-and-are-left-to-mummify-83221/

    Animal Activist Saves 1000 Dogs From The Yulin Dog Meat Festival

    The Yulin dog meat festival occurs every year at the beginning of the summer solstice in China, as the belief that eating dog meat will help one’s body to cope with the heat presides.

    Over the ten-day course of the controversial festival, 10,000 dogs are expected to be slaughtered and eaten. Although around 15 million dogs are killed a year for food in China, it’s the Yulin festival that riles up animal activists the most.

    Activists such as America Marc Ching who travelled to China for the festival to try and save as many dogs as possible…

    As his Facebook page would have it, as of last night, he and his accomplice, Valarie Ianniello, managed to save over 1000 dogs so far.

    Amongst his methods, he buys the dogs from the slaughterhouses and then ships them to America for rehabilitation. He also persuades people to stop working in that trade as well as helping them set up new businesses. He says that many are in it purely for the money and not the tradition.

    Having said that, Marc doesn’t always come across such amicable people and, every now and then, they act violently against him…


    It’s not just Marc, either – Animal activists from China have been getting involved left, right and centre and, with the pressure on the state, authorities have dissociated themselves with the festival completely.

    Nevertheless, organisers of the festival are still aiming to restore it to its former glory. Here’s to hoping that doesn’t happen…

    What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/06/animal-activist-saves-1000-dogs-from-the-yulin-dog-meat-festival-96143/

    A Baby Dolphin Died Because Tourists Wanted Selfies With It

    This is the infuriating moment that a baby dolphin died because tourists in Argentina carried it onto the beach to take selfies, exposing it to the hot sun and condemning it to death.

    The Dodo reports that the incident took place on the beachSanta Teresitain Argentina. One man picked up the dolphin and brought it ashore, this is when tourists began passing around, taking it in turns to get their photo with it.

    The dolphin overheated in the blazing sun, and soon died. Beachgoers were reportedly still passing it around after it had died, before later leaving it discarded in the sand.

    The dolphin was from the Franciscana variety, which is considered a vulnerable species as there are only around 30,000 left in the world.

    An environmentalist from the Vida Silvestre Foundation wrote online in response to the incident:

    “[Dolphins] can not remain long above water. They have very thick and greasy skin that provides warmth, so the weather will quickly cause dehydration and death.

    “This occasion serves to inform the public about the urgent necessity to return these dolphins to the sea as soon as possible if they find them on the shore.”

    Sad times.

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/02/a-baby-dolphin-died-because-tourists-wanted-selfies-with-it-81149/

    The Secret Life Of Pets Review Youre In For A Treat

    What do our pets do when we’re not at home? Sleep? Pine for us? Steal out of the fridge? Sleep some more?

    According to The Secret Life of Pets, yes, they do all of these things. But, while watchinganimals snoozing might be cute at first, it probably wouldn’t be engaging enough to sustain a 90 minute feature film…

    That’s why it’s a good thing that Max’sowner Katie (Ellie Kemper) brings him home a brother. You see, Max (Louis C.K.) and this new “brother” (Duke, voiced by Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet) don’t exactly get along. They squabble, they torment each other and – besides – Max can’t stand that he has to share Katie’s affections with another dog.

    Before too long, Max and Duke’s squabbling gets out of hand, and they manage to get themselves lost. And not only do they manage to get themselves lost: they also inadvertently get themselves involved with a gang of human-hating ex-pets, headed up by a ferocious (yet very adorable) bunny rabbit (Kevin Hart, the best part of the film).

    Now, if you swap “Katie” with “Andy”, Max with “Woody” and Duke with “Buzz”, what you’ve got so far is pretty much the firstToy Story. (Andy brings home Buzz, Woody and Buzz hate each other, Woody and Buzz get lost together, and Woody and Buzz have to overcome their differences to make their way home).

    There’s even a comparison to be made between Kevin Hart’s Snowball, and the sadistic Sid (although admittedly, that might be pushing it a bit).

    But, don’t write The Secret Life of Pets off as a carbon-copy of Toy Story just yet. While it might share some similarities (what pets do when we’re not looking/ what toys do when we’re not looking being the glaringly obvious one), it also has a lot – and I mean a lot – that’s new and original.

    The multi-faceted characters, for example, are a particular strength. You see, whileMax and Duke are trying to escape this terrifying gang, Max’s domesticated mates (Jenny Slate as some sort of tiny poodle, Lake Bell as a very fat cat, Hannibal Burress as a sausage dog and Albert Brooks as a hawk) launch a rescue mission that involves them leaving the safety of their homes, and journeying out into the big bad world (New York, in this case) in an effort to bring their friend home.

    While the main players here areMax and Duke, this motley crew of their would-be rescuers have enough adventures to sustain another film entirely. Plus, while Max and Duke have issues to work out, their only function is to be funny. (A scene that you’ll struggle to forgetseesChloe the cat wreak havoc at a house party, and could have been lifted from “Cats Do The Funniest Things”).

    Then there’s Kevin Hart, whowas – quite frankly – born for this role of an evil fluffy bunny. Stealing every scene that he’s in,Snowball is high-energy hilarious to the extent that I found myself considering whether I should be joining his miscreant group ofhuman-hating ex-pets. And look how cute he is…

    The plot might be a bit predictable, but The Secret Life of Pets is for kids – it’s not exactly going to attempt a ‘Bruce Willis was dead all along’ style twist. Besides, this is the kind of film that you want to be predictable.

    You want the emotional heart-to-hearts between two dog “brothers”. You want the poojokes and the sausage factory montage. You want the adventure, but you want everything to work out in the end.

    And then, when it’s all over, you’ll want to go home and hug your pets.

    The Secret Life of Pets hits UK screens on the 24th June.

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/06/the-secret-life-of-pets-review-youre-in-for-a-treat-95012/

    Lion Tries To Eat A Kid At The Zoo

    There’s something pretty eerie about watching a lion stalk its prey, and it gets even eerier when that prey is a cute little boy in a yellow raincoat.

    A video has made its way online of just that, a little boy visiting the zoo and when he turns his back, the lion reminds us what would happen if we got to see him in real life out in the wild somewhere (clue: we wouldn’t win).

    The video has been shared widely across the internet,with many making link to the recent shooting of Harambe. What I will say aboutthis Japanese zoo, is that they’ve really mastered the whole ‘zoo’ thing – in so much as the kids can’t get into the enclosure, and the lion can’t get out. Bravo.

    Check out the clip here:

    This video is a stark reminder that despite us humans keeping them in zoos, these animals will always be wild.

    And also that little kidscan be super chill, even when a lion is trying to eat them. Cool guy.

    What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/06/lion-tries-to-eat-a-kid-at-the-zoo-94046/

    This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Porn Parody Will Ruin Your Childhood

    Ten Inch Mutant Ninja Turtles, what a brilliant name for a porn parody.

    “Ten inches” I hear you cry. “How did this happen?” Well, some horny fella who worked at a nuclear power plant managed to spill his radioactive sperm into the sewer and onto the turtles. Moments later they have ten inch growths on their unmentionables. It’s a watertight story line, which I’m sure is what you’re here for.

    That, and to learn what the best kind of porn is, which is pizza guy porn of course.

    Meet the brilliantly named cast.

    You can watch the full, naked video over at Wood Rocket.

    H/T: Uproxx

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/this-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-porn-parody-will-ruin-your-childhood-90774/

    This Is What It Would Look Like If We Evolved From Other Animals

    Evolution didn’t happen. We’re all lapping up the lies fed to us by “the man”! The Queen’s a lizard and so is everyone else in charge. Aliens built the pyramids and now they’re watching us…

    Or, you know… none of that is right and we evolved from apes. It’s one or the other, really.

    But have you ever wondered what it would be like if we evolved from other animals? Me neither. But just in case…

    1. Wild Boar

    2. Bull

    3. Camel

    4. Cat

    5. Donkey

    6. Eagle

    7. Fox

    8. Lion

    9. Lynx

    10. Monkey

    11. Mountain Goat

    12. Owl

    13. Parrot

    14. Wabbit

    15. Raccoon

    16. Mountain Goat

    It’s all very interesting but I can’t help but think that, if we evolved from birds, we’d have beaks – not just big noses.

    Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments!

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    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/04/this-is-what-it-would-look-like-if-we-evolved-from-other-animals-88889/

    Lions Shot Dead After Naked Man Jumps Into Zoos Enclosure In Suicide Bid

    Two lions were shot dead after a naked man jumped into their cage at Santiago’s Metropolitan Zoo in Chile.

    The 20-year-old was mauled when he entered their cage in what is being reported as a suicide attempt. The man, who has been named asFranco Luis Ferrada Roman, was saved by a zoo keeper who intervened and shot the two lions. Romanwas taken to hospital where he is now believed to be in a stable condition, he had several injuries and trauma to the head and the pelvic area.A park director later confirmed that a note, which is believed to be a suicide note, was found in his clothing.

    Alejandra Montalva, the Zoo’s director, told Mail Online:

    “We believe that this person entered as a visitor and paid for his ticket.

    “Later he trespassed into an area where the public are not normally allowed and we understand that he forced the roof of the lions enclosure.”

    “It was from there that he jumped, took off his clothes and started to attract the lions.

    Montalva went on to say that there wasno fast acting tranquilizers available at the time, addingthat she has beendeeply affected by the deaths of the two lions.

    Other witnesses have claimed that the man was shouting religious things and that the zoo was slow to react to the situation. The man’s actions haven’t gone down well on social media.

    This footage was taken at the zoo.

    Warning: Some viewers may find this distressing

    What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/lions-shot-dead-after-naked-man-jumps-into-zoos-enclosue-in-suicide-bid-92451/

    These Shocking Illustrations Put Humans In The Place Of Animals

    Hoping to offer a different perspective on animal rights, Bored Panda have collected cartoonsthat imagine what life would be like if animals were the dominant species, and behaved towards humans the way we behave towards them.

    The result is a shocking (and occasionally upsetting– so be warned) series of images that is intended to make us “think differently about the way that humans treat animals”.

    Check them out, and see what you think:

    For more cartoons, head over to Bored Panda to check out the whole collection.

    And let us know what you think of these cartoons in the comments. Have they made you change the way you think about animal rights?

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    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/04/these-shocking-illustrations-put-humans-in-the-place-of-animals-89326/

    Reviews Of Sugar-Free Gummy Bears Are The Funniest Thing Youll Read This Week

    Anyone who has spent any time on the internet will know not to eat sugar-free gummy bears.

    They’re kind of renowned for being pretty good at giving you the sh*ts. Here are some of the most entertaining Amazon reviews of the hellish little treats:

    1. “Good thing today was my day off

    What was once white but is now brown all over? No, no one has gotten a reverse Michael Jackson operation except my poor, unsuspecting toilet. It has only been two hours since I consumed 23 of these delectable gummies and I have already pulled a hat-trick in the bathroom. It has gotten to the point where my next Amazon purchase will have to be an industrial sized container of vaseline, because my scratchy 2-ply is quite literally sandpapering me away. If there is anything left of my intestines, I am sure to reach them soon at the rate of my wiping.

    2. “Be sure to buy Oxyclean too!

    Be sure to also buy a tub of Oxyclean with this to get the blood and diarrhea stains out of your underwear, clothes, furniture, pets, loved ones, ceiling fans.

    3. “You dont understand.

    I was glued to the toilet seat. Streams of fire burst from my colon. When i wasnt experiencing Satans fury exploding from my rear, i was laying in the fetal position on my bathroom floor, sobbing and asking for forgiveness. Im a 280 pound man. I. Was. Sobbing.

    When it was finally over, i couldnt move. I crawled onto the floor one last time and sat, motionless, until my dehydration finally required that i drink water. The other reviews are perfectly accurate. This is absolutely, 100% true.

    Eat two at a time. Three if youre brave. But for the love of God and all things on this earth, DO NOT EAT ANY MORE.

    4.”Just dont. Unless its a gift for someone you hate.

    What came out of me felt like someone tried to funnel Niagara Falls through a coffee straw. I swear my sphincters were screaming. It felt like my delicate starfish was a gaping maw projectile vomiting a torrential flood of toxic waste. 100% liquid. Flammable liquid. NAPALM

    5.”Yup – Believe the hype!

    I saw the product reviews and told some coworkers, so we bought a bag (because who doesnt want to spend the workday on the toilet AND get paid, right??). Brought them in yesterday morning and a bunch of the guys immediately downed a handful each. Within half an hour they were in the bathroom. Best moment of the day was when one of them (who had been in the bathroom for half an hour by that point) texted one of the others. If you think its a fart.its NOT. hahhaaaaaa

    6. “Its. All. True.

    OMG. Everything previously written is true. Its all true. Dont eat more than 15 in a sitting unless you are trying to power wash your intestines.

    7. “Excellent taste, in small portions.

    During one of the last of the 8 trips to the bathroom, I released such a large volume of gas that my external anal sphincter could not do its job, and remained open/relaxed, while about 4.5-5 seconds of gas was expelled. Ive never experienced, or even heard of that happening. It was so unnatural, that I had to check to feel if my colon had somehow passed through the anal sphincter muscle.

    And production company ‘Stray Mongrel’ havecreated a hilarious re-enactment of some of the reviews – check it out:

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/reviews-of-sugar-free-gummy-bears-are-the-funniest-thing-youll-read-this-week-90660/

    Animals Discuss David Attenborough In Hilarious Birthday Tribute

    David Attenborough turns 90 today, and – to celebrate – the folks over at Aardman Animations have put together some hilarious tributes, from the animals that Attenborough has met over his career..

    Yes, the people behind Wallace and Gromitand Creature Comforts have (in conjunction with the BBC) created cartoons of penguins and lyrebirds discussing the living legend that is Attenborough.

    Check them out here:

    The BBC are airing a special tribute programme –Attenborough at 90 – for David, tonight at 7.

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/animals-pay-tribute-to-david-attenborough-in-hilarious-birthday-tribute-90887/

    26 Ridiculously Cute Before And After Photos Of Dogs Growing Up

    Man’s best friend. We all know and love a dog somewhere down the line and, if you don’t have one, you’re constantly jealous of your friends that do.

    And the great thing about dogs is that they’re lovely at every age. The whole time you have them, they love you and you love them.

    Here’s to dogs and their loving ways. Keep on trucking, you fantastic mutts!

    1. It still doesn’t look like it’s used to standing on backs…

    2. The dog grew into a legendary pokemon!

    3. Always there to take up bed space

    4.It’s got a look on it’s face like when you tell a kid he’s too old to play with lego…

    5. It learned how to smile!

    6. That’s one photogenic dog

    7. Still looks grumpy

    8. Awww

    9. It looks like it hates that now

    10. Nice bow tie

    11. No it’s sad that it can’t fit any more!

    12. At least it’s not tired any more…

    13. Arty

    14. How’d it get in there?

    15. Love the grin

    16.This one’s far too emotional

    17. Impressive

    18. Army rescue pup

    19. That guy looks progressively more happy to have his dog

    20. It’s grown to know when it’s being watched

    21. What type of dog is that?!

    22. I bet that the dog ruined that chair

    23. Happier with age

    24. Humans grow too?!

    25. That dog hasn’t even aged

    26. Can huskies control their tongues?

    Is it us or did they get a little melancholy? Dogs are great. Really really great.

    What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/06/26-cute-before-and-after-photos-of-dogs-growing-up-93548/

    A new code of conduct to protect animals from drones

    Ecologist Jarrod Hodgson launches a fixed-wing UAV on Australias sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island
    Image: Jarrod Hodgson

    A quick search online will reveal dozens of videos of drone and bird encounters. While it’s always impressive to see a bird of prey take down a pesky quadcopter, the disturbance could impact the animal in ways we don’t yet understand.

    As the commercial drone industry kicks off and drones are increasingly used in conservation efforts, two Australian researchers have developed an animal-drone code of conduct to begin the conversation about how these machines should be ethically used.

    Clearly, we can’t be trusted to do the right thing as every drone versus gooseanddrone versus kangarooencounter proves.

    Jarrod Hodgson, a researcher at the University of Adelaide’sUnmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF), andLian Pin Koh, director of URAF and founding director of ConservationDrones.org, who have both used drones for wildlife monitoring, believe more needs to be done to assess their impact.The code of conduct was published in the journal,Current Biology.

    Some of the steps in the code include adopting a precautionary approach to flying near animals, thinking about the ethical treatment of animals during research and ceasing operations if the flight path is clearly disruptive.

    In the case of ecological surveys, they suggest people should consider whether data could be collected via manned aircraft or satellite from altitudes that don’t affect the animals. The appropriate drone for the job could also be selected to minimise intrusion, even potentially altering the technology to “mimic non-threatening wildlife.”

    Hodgsontold Mashable Australiathe code of conduct was just a first step. “Hopefully, we can develop species-specific protocols so researchers can use drones as a powerful and low-impact ecological research tool,” he said.

    Southern elephant seals Mirounga leonina on Australias sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island viewed from above by a UAV.

    Image: Jarrod Hodgson

    Hodgson said we don’t really know the full impact drones have on animals.While some studies have looked at the effect of drones on animals from an observational point of view flying near wildlife and seeing how they respond few have measured important physiological elements such as heart rate and stress.

    For birds, in particular, flying drones near their nest could have a dramatic impact. “If you did fly a drone really close to a nesting bird, it could take flight, and ultimately, it could cause it to abandon that nest,” Hodgson explained. “Potentially, right through to a large colony.”

    A Sumatran elephant Elephas maximus sumatranus in North Sumatra viewed from above by a UAV.

    Image: Lian Pin Koh

    Hodgson hopes the code of conduct will also be adopted outside the world of academia, so all kinds of critters are spared the intrusion by irresponsible drone pilots.

    While Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority hasn’t issued guidance on the topic, other institutions are putting policies in place to protect animals from drones.The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for example, has issued advice to help protect marine life from drone disturbance.In the Australian state of New South Walesit is not permitted to fly a drone in a national park without a permit.The National Park Service in the U.S. has also tried to ban drones.

    “It might be unintentional by hobbyists or commercial pilots, but that’s where increasing awareness will help people to understand what could result from their actions,” he said.

    Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

    Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/05/23/animal-drone-code-conduct/

    Hilarious Comic Strip Tells Us What Animals Are Really Saying

    What do animals get up to when they’re not busy being patronised by us? It’s weird to think that they have their whole lives that have nothing to do with humans…

    Like when two dogs are barking, what are they going on about? The weather? Some cat? Or do they just like making noise? It’s hard to tell, really.

    Luckily, They Can Talk (a comic strip) is around to give us an insight into what they’re talking about… we’re not sure how the artist got the information but, you know… we trust him.

    Finally. It’s about time we knew what whales were shouting when they jumped out of the water and all this time the sharks where just trying to help!

    Did that horse one upset anyone else?

    What did you think? Let us know in the comments!

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/hilarious-comic-strip-tells-us-what-animals-are-really-saying-93361/

    This home robot by Asus bears a striking resemblance to E.T.

    Hello, I’m Zenbo. I can do a list of things so long, it took an 11-minute video to showcase them all.
    Image: Asus

    Writing about tech is often straightforward.But finding words for Asus’ Zenbo home robot, announced just before the start of the Computex trade show in Taipei, is a tougher task. The multi-faceted robot is hard to categorize and, well, just plain weird.

    Designed to provide “assistance, entertainment and companionship to families,” the Zenbo looks as if E.T. got together with an iMac G4. The robot is partly a home surveyor, and partly an Amazon Echo-style assistant.

    It can understand spoken commands, so you can do thinks like tell it to remind you of a doctor’s appointment. It also automatically monitors the home for emergency situations, notifying family members via a smartphone when something bad happens. It has a built-in camera (great for taking family photos, Asus claims) and can be remotely controlled, say to check what your dog or toddler is doing.

    Zenbo also doubles as a stereo speaker; it can tell your child bedtime stories or amuse them with educational games. Its animated face, which can show a range of emotions, is a touchscreen.

    Finally, Zenbo can connect to other smart home appliances, such as TVs, smart lights and air conditioners. In one scenario, you can tell it to turn the TV on and off.

    Asus has opened Zenbo to developers, which can create custom apps for the platform; more info can be found here.

    If I had to think of a similar device, the closest match would be LG’s yet-to-be-launched Rolling Bot, which appears to be a far simpler affair. Another competitor is Japan’s Pepper, which is a bit more human-like but far more expensive.

    Zenbo costs $599; there are no details about availability in the U.S. yet.

    Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

    Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/05/30/asus-zenbo/

    Meet The Guys Who Just Want To Live Their Lives As Puppies

    It takes all sorts to fill a world. I once met a man that put his milk in first when making a cup of tea. That was pretty wild but, oddly, it seems impossibly tame when you compare it topuppy play.

    What’s puppy play? Puppy play is when men dress themselves up in weird, full-bodied latex puppy outfits to fulfil some sort of fetish (although it’s not always sexual) and have people literally treat them like dogs – walk, treats, etc…

    It’s been around for a while, I even met a few a while back…

    It’s weird. They seriously don’t drop the act.

    But why are people only interested in it now? Well, Channel 4 have made a documentary on it (as they often do with this kind of thing) and they’re offering a whole new and deeper insight into it…

    Puppies can even find their respective handlers on message boards and forums today which is… nice? And whilst you might think these guys just put on their latex suits and go shagging in them, you’re only half right. Whilst some “puppies” do that, some are just lookingto find their identity.

    The Guardian spoke to one pup who had a pretty deep tale (tail) to tell…

    Toms discovery of puppy play came about gradually. He knew he liked sleeping in a collar, had a fetish for skin-tight clothing Lycra, rubber, even off-the-peg cycling shorts then came a dalmatian zentai suit he found on eBay, a 1 orange lead from Pets at Home until, eventually, a man in a club walked up to him and said: Oh right, so youre a pup. The realisation was not without its repercussions: it led to a breakup with his former fiancee Rachel and a move into a gay relationship with his new handler. Colin.

    I wouldnt say it was the catalyst, but it was the straw that broke the camels back, says Tom. Then I had this moment of panic because a puppy without a collar is a stray; they dont have anyone to look after them. I started chatting to Colin online and he offered to look after me. Its a sad thing to say, but theres not love from the heart in me for Colin but what I have got is someone who is there for me and Im happy with that.

    As they would have it, the main attraction to being a puppy is the emotional freedom. You’re able to connect with (willing) people on a far simpler level and, if you do have a (willing) handler, you really don’t have many cares to worry about.

    Obviously, for some, there is a huge sexual element. Puppy Play is a sub-genre of BDSM, after all.

    The thing is, if you want to dress up as a puppy, fill your boots. Nothing’s stopping you, be a little friendly dog if that’s what takes your fancy but… why latex? Why not some lovely, soft, furry number? In my whole life I’ve only ever seen one latex dog and I’m pretty sure that was inanimate…

    Holly and Phil met one on This Morning, have a look!

    Anyway, what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/meet-the-guys-who-just-want-to-live-their-lives-as-puppies-93052/

    Simon Cowell Furious After Trembling Puppies Used On Britains Got More Talent

    If there’s one thing everyone knows about Simon Cowell, other than his penchant for weirdly high-waisted trousers, it’s that he loves dogs.

    And during a recent episode of Britain’s Got Talent’s companion show, Cowell was faced with terrified little puppies and he wasn’t happy about it.

    The puppies were part of a quiz hosted by Stephen Mulhern, that involved BGT-related questions with adorable little puppies a prizes. However, the little Dalmatian looked terrified – probably by the large audience and new environment. Or, you know, the close proximity to Simon’s chest hair.

    Simon quickly ditched the quiz when he realised how terrified his puppy was and got up to return him/her to his owner and put him in his carrier. He was reportedly heard telling production staff:They shouldnt be doing this.

    And then allegedly spent some time with the owners making sure the puppies were well looked after and admitting that they should be taken home.

    Mulhern went on to apologize later in the show for the use of the puppies, saying:

    ‘Very quickly, I just want to apologise if we upset anybody with the puppies. Obviously that was not our intention in any shape or form.

    So if we have upset you in any way I do apologise on behalf of Britains Got More Talent.

    And fans praised Simon for his actions:

    Here’s a clip of the quiz and apology:


    What do you think? Let us know in the comments

    Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/simon-cowell-furious-after-trembling-puppies-used-on-britains-got-more-talent-93024/