In honour of the Monty Python reunion: now for something completely different.
Did you know lobsters don't die of old age?
Apparently, they are immortal. Well, until they are eaten, then the whole immortality thing goes out the window. I heard it on the internet, so it must be true.
The reports of the crustacean's immortality may or may not be true, but they are known for their longevity (and tasty qualities, according to those who like them).
Check out this video for more "unbelievable facts that are actually true".
Gather 'round children, as today we learn all about something from the olden days, that long ago time before Facebook and texting: how to behave like a real human being in public.
I went to the ballet at the weekend and it was awesome: fit Russian blokes in tights flitting around the stage with a bunch of pretty wee sheilas, rousing music and a spot of Cossack dancing chucked in for good measure made for a spectacular afternoon of entertainment.
However, the cellphones nearly ruined it. Turn the damn things off, or at least turn down the volume. And don't text during the performance: it's rude to the performers and distracting to those of us in the audience who are there to see the ballet. You know, the enthusiastic leaping stuff with the fit blokes that was happening on stage.
And if you arrive late, don't take that as an opportunity to have a not-so-quiet chat with you friends who arrived earlier.
And, damn it, don't kick the back of the seat of the person in front of you. Or take your shoes off and put your gnarly foot on the armrest next to the person in front of you.
Speaking of fartfaces and doody heads (we were, weren't we?), here's a wee video parody of Love the Way You Lie by Rihanna and Eminem:
Over the past month or two, I have made it my mission in life to spend five minutes online every morning before I start work, finding something that will brighten my day.
Sometimes it feels like the internet is little more than a gathering place for every negative/ sexist/racist/homophobic/douchey person in the world to spew forth their venom so it's a breath of fresh air to find content that lifts your mood and maybe even encourages you to think a little more deeply.
I don't know what's been up with my Facebook feed of late but while I'm happy to accept anyone's religion, I'm not so happy to accept bigotry: trying to justify posting hateful messages about homosexuality or other faiths by claiming it's a Christian view doesn't cut the mustard. If you are a racist, a raging bigot, or a card- carrying homophobe, at least have the courage of your convictions to own your narrow-minded beliefs and stop blaming it on the big guy upstairs.
If you wrap your nastiness in a few religious verses, it doesn't make you a Christian. It makes you a bigot hiding behind Christianity.
Pastor Tony Campolo is a bloke with an interesting story to share about his views on homosexuality, and why he has those views. He also rebuts perhaps one of the most commonly used phrases trundled out by Christians on the subject of homosexuality: "love the sinner, hate the sin". Check out the video:
On the back of the news that attendees of the Internet Cat Video Festival (yes, it's a real thing) in Brooklyn have pronounced that cats have won the internet, here's a video where the illustrious Hank from SciShow tries to explain why cats purr:
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