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July 3, 2013

10 Creepiest, Traumatic-Looking Local Mascots Of Japan

Japanese people are all about CUTE, but when it comes to making local mascots, sometimes they misjudge what "cute" means. From a spirit of condoms to a hard-on man, check out the wackiest creatures created from our beloved Japan! - Created by Rinkya, your source for Yahoo Japan Auction items in English! Find more articles on our blog.

7 Weirdly Awesome Pets You Can Own

These pet owners are are brave, brave, people.

Obama Statement On Egypt Doesn't Mention The Word "Coup"

After military ousts president, Obama treads lightly, but says foreign aid could be at stake. Update: Initial Congressional reaction takes a softer line with the military than Obama.

35 Crave & Cringe-Worthy Game Of Thrones Items You Can Actually Buy

Fill the void in your life between Game Of Thrones seasons by purchasing as much G.O.T. memorabilia as humanly possible. The possibilities are endless.

The 5 Best Unknown Websites

There are so many cool websites on the Internet. It was hard to pick just 5.

Boston Celtics Hire Butler's Brad Stevens As Their New Head Coach

The 36-year-old wunderkind will be the 17th coach in franchise history.

10 Logic Puzzles You Won't Be Able To Solve

These logic puzzles will ruin your weekend, distract you from your loved ones, and make you realize you aren't as smart as you think you are. Sorry.

What Happens When You Eat Mentos And Drink Coke Leads The Daily Links

Plus the year in hot dog innovation, 13 pop stars who sang for dictators, and Frasier... with lasers.

Most Hidden Camera Videos Aren't Funny... This One Is

I really didn't want to give this video a chance because I have seen so many lame hidden camera videos. But, this one actually had me laughing. Keep watching it and you'll notice yourself chuckling.

This Teenager Is Facing 8 Years In Prison For Making A School Shooting Joke On Facebook

Justin Carter's mom says the joke was in bad taste. But he "wouldn’t hurt anyone, let alone a child." She said the teen has been assaulted numerous times in jail.

Vine Responds To Instagram With A Big Update

With more competition than ever, Vine borrows some important features from its parent company.

23 Reasons You're A Terrible Person

It's not so terrible to be terrible.

Brazilian School Kids Have Been Learning English By Correcting Celebrities' Grammar On Twitter

"Hi, @justinbieber my name is Maria, I'm 9 and I'm a fan from Brazil, watch out: it's 'we're here' not 'we here'"

25 Things To Watch On Netflix Over 4th Of July Weekend

There's nothing more patriotic than staying in and staring at your computer screen for four days. Here are some suitable suggestions from the Netflix Instant library.

Meet The First Openly Gay Male Country Star

"Holding nothing back. Time to be brave. Time to free my spirit and live my American dream."

Your Last Work Day Before A Long Weekend, Explained By Animals

You're going to be so productive today. So product-oh! A cute internet cat.

21 Things Parents Of Millennials Hate

But Moooooooooommmmmm...

The Kinkajou May Possibly Be The Cutest Animal Of All Time

They're also known as honey bears, and for good reason.

9 Longform Stories We're Reading This Week

For the fourth year in a row, the Nathan's Fourth of July contest will be without its original superstar, who'll be attempting a hot dog-eating world record 13 miles away. Read Emily Fleischaker's profile of Takeru Kobayashi and these stories from around the web.

Emma Watson Created A Fake Tumblr As Her "Bling Ring" Character

To prepare for her role as Nicki in The Bling Ring Emma did some method acting and created a tumblr page as her character.

Alec Baldwin Will Never Ever Tweet Again

That story and more in today's CelebFeed Gossip Roundup!

5 Beautiful Computer Games With An LGBT Message

These computer games explain complicated experiences, and they are a delight to play.

Batman Bad Guys Are Planning An Explosive 4th Of July

D'awww they look so cute when they're plotting evil. The latest chapter in the digital comic Li'l Gotham series has a patriotic angle.

28 Reasons To Appreciate Zany British Fashion Designer Louise Gray

As she takes a break from her mainline collection, enjoy these examples of her wild and freewheeling work.

Egypt's Female Protestors Live In Fear Of A "Circle Of Hell"

As more and more Egyptian women are sexually assaulted, volunteer groups help fight back.

Elvis' Granddaughter Riley Keough Confirmed To Be Mystery Woman With Robert Pattinson

A mystery redhead has been spotted riding in the car with Robert Pattinson. A new report shows that the woman is Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley.

Everything We Know About The Guy Who Was Promoted To President Of Egypt After Two Days On The Job

Update: Adli Mansour was sworn in Thursday as the acting head of state.

The American Dream, As Told By "The Godfather" And "Coming To America"

If anyone knows how to make it in America, it's Prince Akeem and Michael Corleone.

Mitch McConnell Gets Back To Talking About How Great Earmarks Are

Kentucky Senator thanked for bringing home $38 million in federal taxpayer funds for a local dirt track. The developer asked for $10 million. McConnell favors an earmark ban.

The 15 Best Ways To Celebrate Kafka's Birthday

You are in violation. To celebrate Kafka's 131st birthday, please proceed here.

Fans Are Getting An All-Star Choice Right For Once, And Players Are Trying To Ruin It

Yasel Puig deserves to be an All-Star and the fans know it — but will the players screw it up?

50 Great Facts About The United States

Mental Floss truly know a thing or two about numbered lists, so let them educate you on the 50 states of our beloved Unites States. Just in time to amaze your drunk friends tomorrow with trivia!

Andy Murray, The People's Champ, Storms Into Wimbledon Semis With Epic Comeback

The UK's great hope is one step closer to a championship.

10 Reasons Why We're All Éponine

Except for Sam Bark's 10-inch waist, of course.

14 Incredible Photos Of The Statue Of Liberty Being Constructed In Paris

Lady Liberty’s first home was a Parisian neighborhood.

Morsi Forced Out By Egyptian Military, Constitution Suspended

Updated: Army says it was acting to ensure “confidence and stability are secured for the people.” Morsi calls the action “complete military coup." The head of the constitutional court is sworn in as interim head of state.

Is This The Coolest Camper Ever?

For the rugged, rough and tumble mountain man who has all the camping toys necessary to recreate Deliverance but no where to put them, there's SylvanSport GO.

Maid Of Honor Turns Toast Into A Personalized Rap Cover

When Jennifer Gabrielli got up to do her Maid Of Honor toast, no one was prepared for the serious level of dedication that she was bringing to the stage.

There's Going To Be A Sailor Moon Musical And It Looks Amazing

The problem is... it's only running in Japan...

How Actress Laverne Cox Broke The Trans Glass Ceiling

In Neflix’s highly anticipated new series, Orange Is the New Black, a trans woman is actually played by...a trans woman.

21 Summer Jams From 20 Years Ago

1993 was a magical time when people listened to Radiohead's "Creep" by the pool and danced to both "Whoomp! (There It Is)" and "Whoot, There It Is."

Does Smoking Weed And Watching TV Hurt America?

Former Entourage star Adrian Grenier has a new documentary out about the war on drugs. He answers BuzzFeed's burning questions.

12 Animals Demonstrating Simple Ways To Help The Environment

If a group of dogs can deal with cloth napkins, can't you?

Patriotism In All 50 States

Check out something that defines American culture from every state!

9 Fictional Characters We'd Like To See Make Up The Supreme Court

In a world where basic rights end up a 5-4 vote, we need a SCOTUS we can trust. Besides, it's hard to believe some of our real justices even exist.

Nine More Embarassing Spelling And Grammar Errors

Including a massive one on hundreds of college diplomas.

Let's Celebrate The Four-Day Weekend With Baby Giraffes

What more do you want from the world than vacay and cute babies?

Belgium King Will Abdicate Throne For His Son, Prince Philippe

It all goes down on July 21, Belgium's independence day.

21 Things Her Majesty The Queen Is Probably Thinking This 4th Of July

A message to the colonies from your new global overlord.

You Should Actually Fear All These Cute Animals

Just because they're adorable doesn't mean they won't eat your face off.

30 Patriotic Nail Art Ideas For The Fourth Of July

You know what America *really* is: land of the free, home of the ultra-fab nails.

14 Dumbest Things You Can Do With Fireworks

Or: 14 things you need to do right now with all your fireworks.

The New York LGBT Tourism Website Is A Bit Much

Where is that music coming from? Why are rainbows attacking the page?

The 17 Most Epic Pieces Of Presidential Fan Art Ever

Jason Heuser, aka Sharpwriter, is an artist and a true patriot.

12 LOL Moments From “Moby Dick”

Just a few of Herman Melville's many Dick jokes. It's like Ishmael says: "a good laugh is a mighty good thing."

Why The 4th Of July Is Great, As Told By America's Greatest Pastime

Fuck yeah! Patriotism! And beer! Lots of beer!

How To Do Birthdays On The Internet

Birthday etiquette is hard enough to navigate IRL, but the internet makes everything even weirder. Here's your guide to do online birthdays with social grace!

Soft Landing For Boxee Backers In Samsung Deal

Not every startup turns to gold, and not every exit ends up generating millions of dollars in profit for the founders. Case-in-point, Friday's sale of Boxee to Samsung.

Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Fiona Gubelmann

We caught up with Wilfred's resident girl next door to find out who her Hollywood crush is and the first CD she ever bought.

Meet Yohio, The Most Kawaii Man In Sweden

Swedish pop stars get to be anime princes.

Waxing Poletic

Use crisp, pale yellow wax beans anywhere you would green beans. They're nutritionally equivalent, but possess a mellower, nuttier flavor.

5 People To Have On Your Team During The Apocalypse

If asked to put together my own personal team of The Avengers it would probably end up looking a little something like this.

Adorable Ginger Children Who Will Brighten Your Day

Gingers are beautiful. Ginger children are moar beatifuler.

The Newly Charmed Life Of Tim Pawlenty

Rich, relaxed, and hanging out in Aspen, the new T-Paw is loving life. He also really wants to know how much money I make.

The Adventures Of A Cat, And A Fine Cat Too!

"It was on looking over the store of articles which I became thus unexpectedly possessed of, that I discovered a bundle of letters, written in a bold, Cat-like style. Circa 1857.

If All Your Favorite Disney Princes Were In A Boy Band

They would sound like Todrick Hall and IM5. Move aside One Direction.

Takeru Kobayashi's Declaration Of Independence

For the fourth year in a row, the Nathan's 4th of July hot dog-eating contest was without its original superstar thanks to an ongoing, bilious contract dispute. It's hard to prove you're still the champ when you don't have any opponents, and it's hard to plan your future when your golden opportunity implodes in scandal.

New Fashion Ads Finally Don't Look Racist

Judging by seven major fall 2013 campaigns, designers are finally embracing a diverse group of models — not just white ones.

10 Things That Are Worth Paying Extra For

Sometimes, like when buying instruments, it doesn't benefit you to be frugal.

The Weekend Playbook: Celebrate Our Nation With Some FREE FATBURGER

Yeah, see that guy above? He's a legend. And he's going to be playing somewhere in honor of our nation while fireworks and…

The Most America-Est Hot Dog Winner

After a grueling day and a half of voting as 16 fierce and delicious competitors fought it out, the truth is mightily apparent: Atlanta's bearded wonder and Top Chef alum Kevin Gillespie has created The Most America-est Hot Dog. It starts with…

Watch A Supercut Of Johnny Depp Making Weird Faces

Evidence that perhaps most of Johnny’s acting talent is based solely on his ability to make strange faces.

Video Of Rihanna Singing Karaoke At A Bar

Guess which songs she sang?

19 Reasons We Are All Actually Every Single Disney Character

Disney movies? More like Disney our lives.

President Morsi's Spokesman Claims Military Coup Is Under Way In Egypt

UPDATE: Presidential Spokesman Gehad El-Haddad has tweeted that Egypt is in the midst of a "full military coup." Mohammed Morsi says he remains committed to the idea of "roadmap" to reconciliation and a coalition government in Egypt, but he's not going anywhere.

Two Men Seemingly Cured Of HIV After Bone Marrow Transplant

Post-transplant, two HIV-positive patients from Boston are now showing no signs of the virus.

19 Balloons Released Over Vigil For Firefighters Killed In Arizona

Nineteen firefighters were killed this Sunday battling a wildfire outside Yarnell, Ariz., in the deadliest event for firemen since 9/11. On Tuesday evening, thousands gathered in nearby Prescott to commemorate their lives.

White House Memo Shows Obama Administration's Painful Efforts To Defend Valerie Jarrett

"Valerie is someone here who other people inside the building know they can trust. (need examples.)" As reported in the forthcoming book This Town.

The 28 Fiercest Moments In The Life Of The Statue Of Liberty

Do not mess with Lady Liberty. Not this week. Not ever. She is far too independent for you.

Buy More Fireworks: 8 Other Days to Celebrate the USA

July 4th is celebrated as America's founding, but there are strong reasons to go with a different date.

The Egyptian President's Spokesman Is The Most Hated Man On Twitter Right Now

The Muslim Brotherhood's Gehad El-Haddad, the son of Egypt's foreign advisor, is defending the legitimacy of President Mohamed Morsi.

37 Delicious Ways To Eat Corn This Summer

Grilled corn on the cob is excellent. But it's not the only way.

The Problem With Using Skype In A Major Murder Trial

Technology fails the George Zimmerman prosecution.

50 Big Ol' Hunks Of Meat You Should Grill To Celebrate America

For the bold, the proud, and the cooks who have a lot of mouths to feed. (Reminder: Happy animals raised and slaughtered in an environmentally conscious way will make for the best tasting BBQ.)

The Dean From "Community" Directed A Movie That You Will Love

Jim Rash and Nat Faxon won an Oscar for writing The Descendants. A lot of bad luck and then some good timing led them to direct this weekend's The Way, Way Back, starring Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, and Toni Collette.

Why Lesbians Love Ciara

There's so much lesbian subtext in her videos it's not even subtext anymore. Just beautiful, beautiful text.

20 Things America Has Actually Done Right

This 4th of July, let's focus on the positive.

Battle Of The Cosby Sweaters Commences

BillCosby.com hosts a bracket-style tournament between 32 of the best Cosby sweaters. The iconic threads are seeded into four categories: cardigans, pullovers, cashmeres, and argyles, and there are tough match-ups even in the first round, so get voting unless you want to lose out on Cliff's festive firework knit this early in the competition.

Non-Secret Wiretapping Is Out Of Control Too

Wiretaps are at an all-time high. But the number of resulting convictions is at an all-time low.

July 4th Fireworks, Activities, And Outdoor Parties

Been too busy catching up on T.J. Hooker re-runs to make 4th of July plans? Well,…

17 Awkward Moments We Desperately Try To Avoid While Shopping

"Excuse me, do you have this in another size?"

How To Thank A Soldier, By George W. Bush

It is actually very easy.

Rachel Zoe And Rodger Berman Get Pedicures Together

Because the couple that manicures together, stays together.

This Dog Goldberg Machine Is The Cutest And Coolest Thing Ever

It's an ad for Beneful and oh my God is it adorable.

19 Totally Bizarre Pieces Of Americana

"O'er the laaaaaand of the [steak], and the home of the [$7.99 belly button rings]!"

32 Dogs Who Are Completely In Over Their Heads

Dogs love making their humans happy, but man, are they dumb sometimes.

The 17 Coolest Bean Bag Chairs Of All Time

Who wants a normal chair when you can sit on BEANS?!

14 Signs You Grew Up As A Pygmy Marmoset

Leaping on branches and sap eating came naturally.

John Barrowman Is Officially Married

John and his partner of 20 years, Scott Gill, were legally wed yesterday and shared the exciting news on twitter.

Parrots Invade Aubrey O'Day's Romantic Photo Op With Her Boyfriend

Just kidding! They're posed like that on purpose.

28 Images That Will Make You Feel Cooler On This Disgustingly Hot Day

It's one of those days where the idea of dwelling in an igloo sounds positively romantic.

This Was The Line For Cronuts This Morning

In New York City, the cronut craze is out of control. What exactly is in these things?

23 Freedom-Lovin' Dogs

DOG BLESS AMERICUH.

Sleepy Kitten Is Sleepy

More kitten cuteness courtesy of Oscar, this time showing us that everything he does adorable. Watching him purr, nod and yawn is simply delightful.

Cute Kitten Nikita

Nikita was abandoned (when she was about 6 weeks old) by her mother and adopted by me and my fiance. Now she's a happy and healthy young cat :)

Jourdan Dunn Was Fired By Dior Because Her Small Boobs Are Too Big

Jourdan Dunn is a 22-year old British runway model who was supposed to be appearing at yesterday’s Dior couture show in Paris, but two things got in her way of that happening – her big, ol’ boobies. Except, at 32A, her breasts aren’t exactly…

John Fugelsang: Gay Cereal - It's Part Of This Repressive Breakfast!

"It's important that smart Americans realize, Lucky Charms celebrating the inclusion and equality of LGBT people in the human family — makes your kids gay." — John Fugelsang

21 Things You Didn't Know About Cara Delevingne

Time to get to know Britian's hottest model.

Military's Deadline Passes In Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood and the military head for showdown as clashes continue. "If the price of preserving legitimacy is my blood, I am prepared to pay for it," President Morsi says in defiant speech.

26 Marvelous Regional Words We Should All Start Using

God bless the wonderful dialects of Britain. Click beneath each word to reveal its meaning.

Artist Creates Real-Body Barbie

Nickolay Lamm, who scared the shit out of us with images of the human face 100,000 years in the future, now takes on bony Barbara Millicent Roberts.

Lauren Hutton In "Vogue," 1973

Lauren Hutton In "Vogue", 1973

The Skills You Need To Impress Your In-Laws At A Family Barbecue

Seemingly casual occasions with your spouse's (or potential spouse's) family can be filled with make-or-break moments. Here's what you need to be able to do to pull it off.

Victoria Silvstedt In A Bikini

Victoria Silvstedt always seems to be posed by the sea. Like a mythological creature. Or a navy port hooker. I imagine you could come back to these rocky shores in the Mediterranean a thousand years from now and Victoria would still be standing just…

The 10 Greatest Andy Murray Derp Faces

The derp is strong in this one.

Adorable Twin Baby Gorillas Born In Dutch Zoo

It's double trouble down at the zoo!

13 Things That Will Make You Say "Oh Dear"

Everybody stay calm. Let's not lose our heads now.

17 Things Every British Person Needs To Know About John Mayer

It recently came to my attention that the vast majority of Brits are unaware of John Mayer. Well to borrow a line from the great Jay-Z, y'all gon' learn today.

This Is A Song About Freud And Dicks

If you look hard enough – like really, really hard – you'll find a dick, pretty much everywhere.

Homemade "Star Wars" Video Will Blow Your Death Star

Bonus: Chris Hardwick is Luke Skywalker in this perfect, shot-for-shot remake of the "Death Star Trench Run" scene.

Almost 10 Percent Of People Worldwide Live With Marriage Equality

Roughly 607 million people around globe are living in places where same-sex couples have full marriage rights, an advocacy group announced. That's 8.6 percent of the world's total population.

26 Random Celebrity Appearances At Menswear Fashion Shows

Jesse Metcalfe, Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto and more. Why were they there? Your guess is as good as ours (if your guess is "probably because they were paid," that is).

Homer Bailey Has Thrown The First No-Hitter Of The 2013 Season

The Cincinnati Reds pitcher has recorded both of the last two no-nos in Major League Baseball.

17 More Snarky Quotes From Fashion Show Reviews

Bad puns, "evil queens" and my favorite new adjective. I might not be wearing these clothes next spring, but I certainly will be saying "ass-paralyzing."

19 Disney Characters That Could Have Looked Completely Different

Your favorite characters are almost unrecognizable in these early sketches and concept art.

Yet 10 More Very Uncomfortable Phallic Images

Penis-shaped things everywhere, but never when you need one.

The 9 Coolest Ever Ads On Benches

Have a seat, and take a look.

The 7 Most Badass Dinosaurs Ever

Everyone has a favorite dinosaur. But if it wasn't one of these, it probably got its ass kicked.

Just How Diverse Are The New Oscar Voters?

With a group of 276 new invitees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited more women and people of color to join the Oscar voting pool. BuzzFeed crunched the numbers.

Whitney, Gotham, Etc. Now Available As Web Fonts

It was just me and Barack, but now Hoefler & Frere-Jones' web fonts are available to all.

Carlos SanMartano's Entry In The Search For The Most America-Est Hot Dog Needs Your Vote!

In honor of the most patriotic of encased meats (FDR once served hot dogs to the King & Queen of England -- LOOK IT UP!), Thrillist tasked chefs from around the country with creating dogs worthy of being named the Most America-est Hot Dog EVER. In…

Napa Valley Wineries - The 7 Best Wine Caves In Napa/Sonoma

If you've always avoided wine tastings because you're afraid people will snap photos of you enjoying a nice White Zin OUTSIDE IN A GARDEN, fear not: we've found the seven best wine caves in the Napa area, all of which are fit for an extremely classy…

Super Sad (Allegedly) True Insider Trading Love Story

The Securities and Exchange Commission accused a former Dow Chemical executive of leaking news of an impending merger to a high school buddy. The Commission says he found out from his live-in girlfriend with whom he had "shared a relationship of trust and confidence." When it comes to insider trading, everything good about a relationship can be bad.

CBS Distances Itself From The "Big Brother" Cast's Racism And Homophobia

"We certainly find the statements made by several of the Houseguests on the live Internet feed to be offensive," the network says.

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