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March 26, 2012

New Shark Species Raises Threat Specter

DAVIE, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- Identity confusion between a new as-yet unnamed shark species and its look-alike cousin -- the hammerhead shark -- threatens both species, U.S. scientists say.

Skittles' Trayvon Martin Publicity Nightmare

Having people spontaneously talk about your brand on social media sites is an advertiser's dream. Unless it's because your product happened to be linked to the Trayvon Martin shooting. On Twitter, people are demanding Skittles issue a statement on this hot button issue, accusing the company of profiteering off extra publicity from the death, and even threatening boycotts.

Dara-Lynn Weiss Won't Talk About Her Controversial Vogue Essay

Random House's Ballantine imprint will turn the piece into a book, which Galleycat describes as a "memoir about helping her seven-year-old daughter lose weight."

Miami Day 2 Photo - Buzznet

I had a hard time adjusting to the time difference in Miami, although it's only 3 hours, I never go to sleep till 3 in LA so that would be like 6 am in Miami..having to wake up 10ish for meetings and stuff…made me really grumpy. Day two started with…

Star Trek Preview For PC, PS3, 360 From 1UP.com

For the best Previews of Star Trek for PC, PS3, 360, check out this page on 1UP.com

Rape Victim Advocates: Hoodies Don't Make People Racist

Geraldo's comments on Trayvon Martin's hoodie were reminiscent of the way people talk about rape victims' clothes. Ahead, advocates for rape victims' rights chime in on the Martin case.

A Guide To The NBA's Best League Pass Teams

NBA League Pass has made it so that you can watch every single out of market game. So who's worth looking in on, when you feel like cheating on your home team? BuzzFeed Sports has your answer.

The 9 Best Headlines From "Conservative Teen" Magazine

Ronald Reagan: Our First Black President? Also: "Conservative Teen" hates "Glee." [UPDATE: After this post went viral, the magazine mysteriously disappeared from the Internet! Read more here.]

When Mitt Romney Wanted An "Energy Revolution"

Republican Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has shifted right along with the Republican Party on the question of global warming. The former Massachusetts Governor's energy plan mostly focuses on increasing domestic oil production and streamlining regulation. But during the 2008 Presidential cycle Romney often talked about fighting climate change and launching an "energy revolution" through developing renewable resources like wind, solar, clean coal, biodiesel, algae, biofuel, and ethanol to combat America's reliance on foreign oil. Here are eight examples.

The Hottest, Steamiest Deal On Living Social

Cleveland's finest, non-sexually suggestive carpet cleaners offering their services for an amazing, non-sexually suggestive price! So far as I can tell, this is real. All of it.

How Laci Peterson Changed Military Law On Unborn Victims [Updated]

The identity of the 17th victim in Sgt. Robert Bales's alleged massacre in Afghanistan remained a mystery until earlier today, when the victim was identified as an unborn fetus. And because of a law inspired by the death of Laci Peterson, killing a fetus is a military crime.

Video: See How Madonna's Face Has Changed Over 30 Years

Happy MDNA release day! Here's a look at the changing face of the world's most famous diva.

Exclusive: "Avatar: The Last Airbender" The Teen Years

When all hope of Katara/Zuko being canon was extinguished. Dark Horse Comics gave us a look at the first six pages of the graphic novel that fills the gap between Avatar and Legend of Korra.

The Disturbing "Pro-Ana" Boards That Pinterest Banned

Pinterest recently announced it would ban pro-anorexia pages and other potentially harmful content. Just how active was the "pro-ana" community on Pinterest? Here's a look.

Now Willow Smith's Hair Is Neon Yellow

First she shaved it all off, then dyed it green, and now her head is the color of a highlighter. Won't she just grow it back so she can whip her hair back and forth for us again?

How Beer Saved The World

The latest viral buzz from askmen.com

Technology Is Destroying Mad Men

The internet: We must be stopped. Scripted TV doesn't need Twitter.

Angelina Jolie Doesn’t Understand Why You Made Such A Big Deal Out Of Her Right Leg

Remember Angelina Jolie’s right leg on Oscar night? Of course you do. She thrust it out of the thigh-high slit on her Versace gown all the way down the red carpet, and then on stage while presenting an award. It was so obviously weird that the winne…

Miley Cyrus Is Not Engaged, Y'all

Today's Twitter Buzz: Miley's not engaged to her "Hunger Games" boyfriend, but she sure has been flaunting a topaz rock on her ring finger for what reason, exactly? Plus, Billy Eichner says what we're all thinking about James Cameron, Evan Rachel Wood has a shroom-y weekend, and OMG sloths!

25 Friend Requests You Should Never Accept

Save a life. Send this to everyone you know.

The Tragic, Inspiring Story Of Cancer Patients In Love

This is the story of Rodney and Lynse Conradi, newlyweds who managed to find love shortly before Rodney lost his battle with cancer. Rodney proposed on Valentine's Day and they were married two days later. Within a day of their hospital basement marriage, Rodney was sedated. Within a month he was dead.

The World's First Diamond Ring

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, indeed. The Swiss really know how to impress a lady. This 150 carat ring will only cost the lucky recipient $68 million.

"The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" In A Minute: Phaedra's Son Has A Coming Out Party

On last night's episode, Phaedra Parks threw a "dedication ceremony" for her son Ayden's first birthday and invited everyone she knew. Unfortunately, most of the people she knew felt like what they witnessed was a glorified version of the Eddie Murphy classic, "Coming To America."

What Happens When Moms Tell Their Daughters They're Too Fat?

In the new issue of Vogue, a mom discusses putting her 7-year-old daughter on a strict diet. But how will it affect her daughter down the road? Women whose moms criticized their weight and eating habits when they were young say it was traumatic.

Obama's Hint To Medvedev Rattles Poland

Obama's Republican rivals aren't the only ones alarmed by his hot mic suggestion that missile defense — implicitly, defending Eastern Europe from Russia — could be softened after his re-election. The headline in the largest Polish tabloid, Fakt: "Were they trading Poland? Puzzling Obama talk with Medvedev about the missile shield."

Twitter Verifies Fake Stephen Malkmus

Twitter continues to be duped by fake celebrity accounts, giving out verifications without asking for any proof. A publicist for Matador Records confirmed to BuzzFeed that the verified account for Pavement's frontman is a fake. UPDATE: Twitter has removed the verification.

Mystery Solved: Why Does James Harden Wear A Giant Beard

A photo from the Thunder guard's past reveals the answer.

Naked Hillary Clinton Painting Glimpsed Through NYC Window

Whoever owns this painting, please stand up. You get the Good Taste In Art Award.

The New York Post Won't Stop Putting Tiger Woods On The Cover

Tiger Woods is back on the cover of the New York Post after winning his first tournament in more than two years. To celebrate, here are 36 covers from the last three years. Do they have "clever" headlines? You bet your ass they do.

How Texans View The United States

This old postcard from a Texas giftshop is hilarious. I especially like how New England is referred to as "Yankee-Land," denoted by the thumbs-down symbol.

I Am Shaima Alawadi

A bunch of people are uploading pictures of themselves wearing hijabs to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr in support of Shaima Alawadi. If you haven't heard about her horrible murder, then you should definitely read about it here.

Jennifer Lawrence Sans Make-Up And Other Links

Oh thank God, she is human and not some flawless android sent to steal the hearts of men and women alike, but she's damn close. Plus one Hollywood heartthrob feels more like a babysitter than a boyfriend and journalists attempt to defend "pink slime."

One Direction Give First Performance Since Hitting No1 On US Charts To Hordes Of Female Fans

The boys, who reportedly had 20 bodyguards each, were met with hordes of female fans at the packed-out Dallas stadium where they performed just four songs.

A Wiener Dog In A Dress Going To Church

Dachshunds For Jesus. From a festival celebrating the patron saint of dogs, St. Lazaro, in Nicaragua.

Now You Can Wear The Best Unibrow In College Basketball

Kentucky star Anthony Davis has a unibrow from which he draws all his power (probably). But now you can get a taste of what that feels like.

New York Lawmakers Don Hoodies For Trayvon Martin

Democratic legislators in Albany are holding a news conference, dressed in hoodies, today. City Councilman Jumaane Williams sported a hoodie on Twitter yesterday.

DJ Cockroach Leg

A cut-off cockroach leg pretends to DJ "I Like to Move It, Move It." Cockroach Leg wants to have a '90s dance party.

Mike Daisey Finally Apologizes

"Things came out of my mouth that just weren’t true, and over time, I couldn’t even hear the difference myself." The one thing he doesn't apologize for is not apologizing sooner.

Move Over, "Jersey Shore": "Brooklyn 11223" Is Here

A week ago, "Jersey Shore" ended and if you still have a guido-sized hole in your heart, rejoice: "Brooklyn 11223" premieres tonight.

The New iPad Is Making The Internet Slower

The internet is about to get a lot fatter. Welcome to the trifurcated web.

Vote For The Astronaut?

In California, a law firm close to a Republican congressional candidate is challenging Democrat Jose Hernandez's plan to refer to himself as an "astronaut" on the state ballot. Even though Hernandez has, in fact, been to space aboard the Shuttle discovery. Here's the contested document.

Dwyane Wade's Death Stare

Think twice before coming that close to Dwyane Wade's face with your foot next time, Kendrick Perkins, lest you run the risk of Wade tying to burn a hole in the back of your head with his eyes.

83-Year-Old Suing Apple After Walking Into A Glass Wall

She wants $1,000,000 for her broken nose. This is why we can't have nice things.

10 Transgender And Cross-Dressing Hotties

Jenna Talackova, who was recently disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant for being transgender, is gorgeous. She's not the only one who wasn't born a woman who makes a beautiful one.

Red Meat

The latest viral buzz from askmen.com

TacoCopter: Flying Unmanned Drones To Deliver Tacos

Food trucks? Old and busted. The new hotness? Food-delivering unmanned aerial vehicles that take orders by iPhone. Please welcome the TacoCopter. This is probably fake, but when asked, the supposed co-founder of TacoCopter Dustin Boyer replied, "Yes…

Zero Gravity Shoe Tutorial Photo

DIY time!!! I had these old boring stripper shoes sitting in my closet that I never wore so I thought I'd make them into something more decadent and interesting. Got inspired by Louis XIV for these babies! What you need: - random pair of shoes - fab…

Do Some Sit-ups, Fatty

Supermodel Doutzen Kroes was out in Miami yesterday, 90 percent naked, which showed off her rock hard stomach. Which is even more impressive considering that she’s a mom. Does she do a thousand crunches a day? Or has this Doutzen come here from …

Mitt Romney's Abortion Conversion: A Video History

The former Massachusetts and Governor and presumptive Republican nominee campaigned as an abortion-rights candidate in 2002; became anti-abortion in 2005 but said he wold uphold Massachusetts pro-choice laws; then campaigned against abortion in 2008 and 2012. Here's a video history of his abortion evolution.

White Girls In Gyaru Makeup

White girls trying to look like asian girls who want to be white girls. Circle (lens) of fail.

22 Of The Most Totally Extreme (And Adorable) Skateboarding Animals

Grab a Mountain Dew and get in the mood to shred pipe with these totally extreme animals! Also, at the end there's a video of a skateboarding monkey.

Tim Tebow's Text Messages With Mark Sanchez

In his press conference today, Tim Tebow said that he has been having text message conversations with Mark Sanchez since the news of the Jets trade broke. BuzzFeed Sports has uncovered one of those totally real, and most certainly not made up conversations.

10 Bears Waving At You

Watch all these happy bears wave at you. Are you waving back? I hope so, because they are being pretty friendly.

Here's A Video Of Tim Tebow Saying "Excited" 44 Times At Today's Press Conference

Tim Tebow's really excited about being a Jet. Here's proof.

The 36 Best Signs At The Reason Rally

Thousands of atheists gathered in Washington DC this weekend in what is believed to be the biggest atheist gathering ever. The Westboro Baptist Church was there too.

Why Politicians Support "Stand Your Ground" Laws

The NRA fought hard for legislation allowing people to shoot intruders in their homes and assailants on the street, legislation that's become intensely controversial around the Trayvon Martin shooting. Here are television ads for Southern candidates and for the NRA that give a glimpse of the emotional, and political, case for those laws.

George Zimmerman's Account Of What Happened The Night He Killed Trayvon Martin

The gunman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin hasn't had his side of the story released to the public...until now. This is the Orlando Sentinel's account of what George Zimmerman told police.

Horrifying New Wasp Species Discovered

This monster lives in Indonesia has jaws longer than its front legs. I hate it so much.

Woman Marries Herself

Much like Sue Sylvester on "Glee," A North Dakota woman named Nadine Schweigert married herself last week.

20 Weird Associations You Didn't Know Existed

Just think -- there are thousands of people who belong to these.

Horrifying, Surreal Photos Of A Tibetan Exile Setting Himself On Fire

WARNING: These are obviously disturbing images, so discretion is advised. An exile from Tibet immolates himself in New Dehli to protest the upcoming visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao. Tibet is currently under Chinese occupation and has been struggling for independence for decades. The protester survived and is in critical condition.

Why The Names Of The Afghanistan Massacre Victims Matter

The names of 16 victims in the March 11 massacre in Afghanistan bring home the true horror of their deaths. But rape victims, who are often anonymous, don't get the same kind of personalized rage.

What We See Vs. What Politicians See

This explains everything. So were they born with this special vision or did they have to get corrective surgery after being sworn in?

Lourdes Smokes, Madonna Talks Ecstasy

Madonna's daughter smokes a cigarette and the world freaks out. Madonna asks a crowd full of youths if they're on ecstasy, and no one seems to care.

The Epic Battle For Wikipedia's Autofellatio Page

In the underbelly of Wikipedia is an exhibitionist subculture dedicated to one thing: Ensuring that their penis is the visual definition of penis. Meet Jiffman, one such exhibitionist. (This article is very probably NSFW.)

It's OK To Be A One-Hit Wonder In Tech

A one-hit music wonder ends up a punchline. A one hit toy wonder fades into the background. A one-hit app wonder gets valued at "billions," helping lead to stories like this: The Draw Something guys have been bought by Zynga for $180 million.

10 Incredibly Racist "Hunger Games" Fans

Smh. Every group of fans has its embarrassing, ignorant faction, but COME ON. (via Huger Games Tweets)

The 18 Most Stylish Looks From The "Mad Men" Season Premiere

The best thing about the costuming on this show is that you'd look cool if you wore a lot of this stuff today.

Rick Santorum Attacked John McCain For His Temper In 2008 Romney Robocall

The former Pennsylvania Senator lost his cool on Sunday. In 2008, working as a Romney surrogate, he attacked John McCain for doing the same.

The Pope In A Sombrero

El Papa! Here's Pope Benedict in Mexico swapping out one giant, funny hat for another.

Exclusive! The Flash Gets His Girlfriend Killed

Being the arm candy of a superhero should come with hazard pay. Nothing bad has ever happened from abusing your powers to save the one you love. This will end well.

Seattle Space Needle Turned Into Angry Birds Slingshot

To promote the launch of Angry Birds Space, Rovio and T-Mobile strapped a 300 foot tall slingshot to the 650 foot tall tower. Unfortunately, the bird will not be launched. (via laughingsquid.com).

John Stamos Kisses A Dude For Charity

"Come to Uncle Jesse!" Here's John Stamos auctioning off his supple lips for $5,000 at the GLAAD Media Awards.

Easter Corgi

Waffles is Easter-ready in his adorable bunny boots and little rabbit hat. <3<3<3<3

20 Recycled Aluminum Can Mosaics

Arizonian artist Jeff Ivanhoe creates these mosaics with aluminum cans and an X-Acto knife. I'm hoping this is where all my cans go. (via mymodernmet.com).

How To Make Enemies (On Facebook)

EnemyGraph lets you add "enemies" on Facebook. Lms if you hate my guts.

The Complete Collection Of "Mad Men" Premiere Gifs

All of last night's most gif-able moments, in one place.

Awesome Photos Of The Amway Arena Being Demolished

Big building go boom fall down. Here are photos, and what looks to be a dangerously close video, of the Amway Arena in Orlando being demolished in a controlled explosion. That's some "Dark Knight"-exploding-hospital caliber stuff right there.

American Conservative Union Chairman Calls For Santorum, Gingrich To Drop Out

Accuses them of "gaming out unrealistic dark horse scenarios."

Craft Wars: The Tie Dye Champion

You chose the winner of BuzzFeed Shift's first battle of the crafters.

The Disgusting Reality Of Microwave Dinners

This is the opposite of food porn. When they start making TV dinners that actually look like they do on the covers, I'll know that we've advanced as a society.

Deadmau5 Hates Madonna

Electronic music artist Deadmau5 is apparently really angry at Madonna for appearing at the Ultra Music Festival this weekend. Like most adults, he took to Facebook to complain.

Rick Santorum's Health Care Solution

The former Senator sought to subsidize private insurance for the poor through tax credits.

Jenna Talackova: Transgender Beauty Queen Kicked Out Of Miss Universe Canada Pageant

Jenna Talackova (pictured) was thrown out the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant when organizers discovered she had undergone a sex change to become a woman.

Hitler Selling Shampoo In Turkey

In this (real!) ad, the Fuhrer says: "If you're not wearing women's clothes, you shouldn't be using women's shampoo either. Here it is. A real man's shampoo. Biomen. Real men use Biomen." (via Copyranter)

The Rihanna-Inspired "Black And Bleu" Sandwich

An Atlanta restaurant called Chops and Hops created a Carribean-spiced, bleu-cheese-topped sandwich based on Chris Brown and Rihanna's relationship for their menu, complemeneted by an insensitive and humorless joke. According to the restaurant's Facebook page, they wrote, "Chris Brown won’t beat you up for eating this unless your name starts with a R and ends with A."

BuzzFeed Bets: Will Vinny Del Negro Be Fired This Week?

The Clippers coach is barely hanging on, but his team continues to fall apart. So the question is simple: Is Vinny's time coming to an end? Kevin and I disagree. One of us will be right. The other will humiliate himself on YouTube. Everyone wins.

Trayvon Martin Case: Obama Aide Hits Back At Gingrich's Criticism Of The President

David Plouff shot back at criticism from conservative opponents over the president's comments about the slaying of the unarmed 17-year-old boy in Florida.

James Cameron Tweeted From Seven Miles Under The Sea

We all tweet in a green submarine...

New Doctor Who Season 7 Trailer Is Suitably Awesome

Stetsons and Dalek references and aliens, oh my!

Chet Haze Inherited His Rap Skillz From Tom Hanks

I made my parents drive me to the closest town with more than one movie theater so I could pay money to see this film.

Robert Howsare's Drawing Apparatus

Robert Howsare's Drawing Apparatus attaches a Sharpie to records spinning on a record player at different revolutions. It's a good thing this video is only 1 minute 45 seconds, because I could watch it for at least 17 minutes and 6 seconds, and real…

The Original "Zou Bisou Bisou" Song From "Mad Men"

If you tuned into "Mad Men" last night, no doubt this song is stuck in your head.

Karilyn Bales Believes Her Husband Is Not Responsible For The Massacre In Afghanistan

Sgt. Robert Bales's wife gave her first TV interview today, in which she questions the US government's version of events.

Justin Bieber's New Song, "Boyfriend"

It's VERY Justin Timberlake and surprisingly good. A+, Biebz.

The "Mad Men" Likability Index: Do You Hate Or Love Megan Draper?

BuzzFeed Shift grades the likability of some of TV's most intriguing fictional characters.

25 Incredibly Lucky Photographs Of Animals

Some of these are incredibly skillful and well-planned; others are just one-in-a-million shots. But they all have a right-place-at-the-right-time thing going for them.

Morning Monologue: The Final Four Is Set, Tiger Returns To The Winners' Circle, And The Hawks Go 4 OTs With Utah

Our daily stroll through last night (or weekend's) action. On tap today: the Elite Eight, golf, the NBA, and more.

The Simplest Startup

A decent people search: "We imagined what would Google and Facebook build together if they weren’t at war."

Can Matt Rhoades Go Big?

Give Romney's campaign manager credit: His careful defense and kitchen-sink offense have delivered the Republican nomination to a moderate from Massachusetts. Now Romney and his "Terminator" need the vision thing.

The Best Athletes On Twitter

POWER RANKINGS! As always, these rankings are crafted by the finest list artisans in all the land. That's how you know they're good.

Uma Thurman Shows Off Her Changing Shape As She Debuts Bump In Bikini

The 41-year-old actress was spotted by some nearby swimmers as she enjoyed her holiday with 13-year-old daughter Maya, who lay on the public beach while her mum took a dip in the water.   More... Fighting fit: Patrick Schwarzenegger shows off his …

Mammoth Extinction Not Due To Inbreeding

LONDON, March 24 (UPI) -- A British study on the extinction of woolly mammoths found the last known population of the prehistoric animals did not die out because of inbreeding.

23 Reasons Why The Best College Basketball Player In The Country Has A Unibrow

Kentucky just won the National Title, and everyone has the same question. Why does their star and presumptive NBA number-one pick Anthony Davis have a massive unibrow? BuzzFeed Sports and Twitter theorize.

Why Didn't Tim Duncan Play Tonight?

The official box score was pretty blunt.

Dwyane Wade Honors Trayvon Martin On His Sneakers

The Miami Heat guard continued his support for Trayvon Martin's cause by adding an addition to his shoes before tonight's game with Oklahoma City. (via @Jose3030)

Gay Pride Flag Being Raised In Afghanistan

This image of was uploaded to the Wipeout Homophobia Facebook group earlier today. The photo was submitted to the group by the soldier's husband.

Rick Santorum Swears At New York Times Reporter

Jeff Zeleny earned the curse for asking Santorum what he meant by saying that Mitt Romney is the "worst Republican" to face Obama. Here's a look at some other times Santorum's temper got the best of him, often at the press.

'Pink Slime' Producer Runs A Full Page Ad In The WSJ

The "pink slime" saga continues: The beef product, a low-cost ammonia-treated filler aka "Lean Finely Trimmed Beef" that ends up in ground beef and hamburger patties, is having a tough time these days. After an online petition led to a media frenzy,…

Jennifer Lawrence Looks Pretty Different IRL

Now that ‘Hunger Games’ is a part of all of our lives (perhaps the biggest part) Jennifer Lawrence shouldn’t just roll out of bed and go to Whole Foods anymore. Like she did yesterday. Because Real Life Jennifer Lawrence looks absolutely nothing lik…

Kim Kardashian Flour-bombed On Red Carpet As Woman Pelts Her With Cooking Powder

Kim arrived dressed-to-the-nines, wearing a black blazer, leather trousers and a bright blue blouse, but within minutes she looked more like a dowdy housewife after a kitchen mishap.

The Royal Wedding Crasher: Moment Queen Popped In To Congratulate Shocked Bride

John and Frances Canning could hardly believe their eyes when her Majesty accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh walked into the room moments after they had tied the knot at Manchester Town Hall.

Private Jets, 13 Mansions And A $100,000 Mobile Home Just For The Dogs

Among purchases, the network founded by Televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch, is accused of misappropriating its 'charitable assets' toward a $50 million jet, 13 mansions and a $100,000-mobile home for Mrs Crouch's dogs.

The Feud You Didn’t Ask For: Jason Biggs Vs. Jason Russell (The Naked Kony Guy)

I guess if you’re going to try to get free press for your first relevant movie in four years, there’s no better way to do it than kicking a naked man while he’s down. American Reunion stars Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott stopped by WGN-TV on We…

Stephenie Meyer’s New Movie Is About Contact Lenses Or Something

With The Hunger Games poised to pick up the young-chick-lit-for-adults mantle from Twilight when the movie hits today, it’s time for Stephenie Meyer to ride her sparkly horse of abstinence off into the sunset, right? WRONG. Stephenie Meyer ain’t goi…

Romney In 2007: I Hope $3-A-Gallon Gas Will Lead To Better Fuel Efficiency

It's the sort of logic that he now condemns, but at this 2007 town hall Romney was hopeful expensive gas would lead to better fuel economy standards. The audio comes from a 2007 town hall.

Perpetual Motion Bulldog

The laws of thermodynamics never accounted for a dog chasing a ball tied to its own tail.

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