Why do French people wake up so early?
“If you Luke farther west..”
During her Wednesday night broadcast, Channel 5 weather reporter Sian Welby pulled off something beautiful.
While reporting the weather around the U.K., she snuck in a number of subtle and perfect Star Wars puns.
And all her forecasts slide brilliantly into the next reference.
And it's goddamn brilliant.
Can you identify the real Family Guy character and the similar impostor?
Every "group" photo of you looks like this:
Do your know your Mauritius from your Mauritania?
Grab a tissue before you read any further. UP TV in Atlanta asked dozens of kids to choose between a gift for themselves or a gift for their families.
The video was produced to promote their Give A Gift Up campaign to encourage people to donate a gift to a family in need, UP TV spokesperson Wendy McCoy told BuzzFeed News.
The kids in the video are all members of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, where 83% of families are low-income. Some can't even afford a Christmas tree.
The kids first say what they would like for Christmas.
It was the usual mix of what kids want — a trophy case, a Barbie house, a computer, an Xbox, etc.
And then they were asked what their parents would want. One kid says his mom would want jewelry. Another one says a new TV for the living room. One kid says a ring for his mom "because she's never really had a ring."
Then, lo and behold, the kids were presented with the presents they said they wanted for both themselves and their parents!
But the twist! They had to choose one or the other — a gift for themselves or a gift for their families. It was a very tough decision, obviously.
But ultimately, after some deep soul searching, each and every kid in the video chose a gift for their families. "I get gifts every year from my family, and mom doesn't get anything," said this girl after choosing the present for her family.
“Legos don’t matter. Your family matters," said this little boy who's obviously wise beyond his years. "It’s either Legos or family, and I choose family.”
And now the feel good holiday twist! Because they made the selfless decision to choose the gift for their families, they got to keep BOTH gifts. All 37 kids got to take home the gift for themselves and their families.
Most of the parents, when they learned their children had made a sacrifice for them, were brought to tears.
And, quite honestly, so were we.
Agrabah, city of mystery and enchantment, is apparently under threat of being flattened like a magic carpet.
Everyone who has ever watched Disney's Aladdin is familiar with the towering parapets and general splendor of the Sultan's palace, towering over the city-state of Agrabah.
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Ruled by a kindly monarch, Agrabah is nobody's idea of a threat, unless we're counting that unfortunate 48 hours or so when Jafar was in command.
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But Republican voters aren't so sure that Agrabah isn't an enemy of the United States, lying in wait for the moment to strike. At least, that's what we can discern from a new poll of GOP primary voters from Public Policy Polling.
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The firm, which has become known for inserting insane questions into otherwise staid polls, asked voters if they would support or oppose bombing Agrabah. 30% of those asked said they'd totally be cool with (magic) carpet bombing the city-state.
You just need some softness in your life.
This guy is wondering why he thought that third tequila shot was a good idea.
This elephant could really, really do with a hug.
This bear has tried to dress extra nicely so that no one notices, but so far no one has commented on his hat and he doesn't think it's worked.
This one is in a black pit of despair and horror, but is trying to put a brave face on. Sometimes it slips.
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“When threatened, the Pope can spray holy venom up to 25 ft.”
Worst use of The Force. Ever. (And no spoilers for The Force Awakens, promise.)
A Facebook page shared this video of two Indian dudes fighting with lightsabers, and it is hands down the worst Jedi battle you will ever see.
The clip is from Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha, a TV show that aired on DD National in 2002.
It features the actor Mukesh Khanna, who is more well known for playing the role of Shaktimaan.
Featuring Jedi shimmy.
Star Wars diwali.
And extremely awkward C-3PO.
“Home Alone (1990, Comedy) Two burglars attempt to murder an abandoned 8-year-old child.”
What do you give a neighbouring country celebrating 100 years since it achieved independence? To the people behind a campaign in Norway, the answer is a mountain.
Climbers atop Halti, technically Finland's highest mountain.
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People in Norway are asking their government to move their country's border with Finland by just 20 metres in order to give their neighbour its very own mountain peak.
The peak of Halti is in Norwegian territory but its slopes are in Finland, and a campaign wants to gift Finland the whole thing as part of its independence centenary celebrations in 2017.
The Halti som jubileumsgave ("Halti as an anniversary gift") Facebook page says this could be achieved with a simple redrawing of the border.
The plan comes from Bjorn Gierr Harsson, a retired employee of the Norwegian Mapping Authority. He told the Daily Telegraph he first had the idea when flying along the border in the 1970s taking measurements, but only wrote to Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs this summer.
"We would not have to give away any part of Norway. It would barely be noticeable. And I'm sure the Finns would greatly appreciate getting it," the 75-year-old said.
The Facebook page, however, was set up by Norwegian student Sondre Lund, 25, who lives in Trondheim. He was inspired after seeing Harsson's proposal posted on a Norwegian subreddit.
Lund told BuzzFeed News he set up the page because "someone had to do it".
At 1,365 metres tall, Halti is not even counted among Norway's 200 highest mountains, but the part of it that is in Finland is actually that country's highest point, at 1,324 metres. Lund recalls someone writing on the Facebook page: "It's a bit depressing and bizarre to walk down to Finland's highest point."
He is optimistic the plan could actually be realised. "I do feel there's a possibility, a 7/10 chance. The vast majority of people are supportive, most of them think it's a good idea. No one has even heard of Halti before in Norway."
The Facebook page has already attracted a significant reaction in Norway. Anne Cathrine Frostrup, the head of the mapping authority Harsson used to work at, told the country's state broadcaster NRK: "It is a very good idea. It is a nice gift to give to a country that lacks a high mountain, where the highest point isn't even a peak."
Writing on the Facebook page, Finnish user Joni Niemi said: "We love you Norway! How many square kilometres of mosquito-infested swampland would you like in exchange?"
Another commenter from Norway said: "Great idea. We have enough mountains."
Two potential problems are the fact that the Sami ethnic minority group claim all of northern Norway as their traditional territory, while the first line of Norway's constitution says Norway is supposed to be "indivisible".