Judo is an internationally recognized form of martial arts, but until now it has never been an extremely adorable form of martial arts.
Meet Owen and Haatchi, the stars of the most adorable short film you'll see all day. Eight-year-old Owen Hopkins has Schwartz-Jamel syndrome, which causes his muscles to be permanently tense. It's a painful condition, and when Owen grew old enough to be aware of his disability he became afraid to go outside. Then came Haatchi.
Happy Father's Day, dads.
A Twitter account purporting to be Ryan Gosling is responsible for hiding 200 Gosling-themed eggs around New York City. Although it's doubtful that this is actually the actor's doing — he's never been that big on Twitter himself — it still feels like a delightful Easter miracle. Besides, if he's saving people from speeding cars, who's to say he's not helping everyone get in the holiday spirit with a citywide Easter egg hunt?
National Geographic Digital Nomad Andrew Evans visited a remote Antarctic island populated by fur seals, and made a video of the absurdly cute baby seals he met there. Check out the baby seal trying to be fierce at 0:15. He thinks he's roaring with fury, but the sound he creates is akin to a toddler's naptime snore. [Cute Overload, Digital Nomad, @WheresAndrew]
Here's a video of two penguins — Pete and Penny — chilling in first class on a flight from Atlanta to New York, where they were guests at the premiere of Discovery Channel's documentary Frozen Planet. I'm thinking there are two joke possibilities here: something about "flightless birds" and something about how of course penguins would be in first class; they're always wearing tuxedos. Mostly, though, I think all planes should have penguins. [via Yahoo]
Siku, the Scandinavian Wildlife Park's polar bear cub, has his own LiveJasmin-style webcam. It's only live four hours out of the day, but they've got reruns up the rest of the time, so why not check out early? Unless you are, like, a doctor, there is literally nothing you could possibly be doing right now, in the big picture, that is more important than watching a polar bear cub fuck around. [Polar Bear Cam]
He knows just where to take that receipt.