Artist paints enormous mural of an erect penis in New York City

January 16, 2018

As the headline might suggest, this story contains images of, well, a rather enormous penis. For a brief spell over the festive period, the Lower East Side had an enormous erection.  No, really it did. A huge, four-storey mural of a turgid penis popped up on a building on Broome St. in New York City on Christmas Eve. But, a mere matter of days after the phallus made its debut on the street, the mural was painted over at the request of the building’s landlord.  SEE ALSO: The Navy …

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This app compares your selfies to works of art and the results are hilarious

January 14, 2018

Every so often an app takes hold of web culture to the point where you can’t help but notice its presence every time you scroll through your feeds. This time, it’s the Google Arts and Culture app. Though the app launched in 2016, a new feature that compares your selfies to works of art found in museums has been hitting off on social media in the last few days. The concept is pretty simple: take a selfie or photo of somebody else, and Google will compare that to thousands of pieces of …

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Jimmy Ma performed to a Lil Jon song at the U.S. Figure Skating Championship

January 10, 2018

Jimmy Ma just made figure skating the go-to sport of 2018. At the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Thursday, Jimmy Ma performed a figure skating routine to “Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon.  SEE ALSO: I can’t get enough of this weird trend where people make music out of other people talking @USATODAY The new bad boy of figure skating…an ice devouring sex tornado pic.twitter.com/u6zquozBJF — person of interest (@deepestofstates) January 5, …

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Atlanta cameraman didn’t believe Hunter Fisher was a real name, so just made up a new one

January 8, 2018

In 2018, names aren’t sacred anymore, not even to news stations.  Hunter Fisher (@hunterfisher21) had the opportunity to be on live television on New Years Day, but the cameraman had a different agenda. He didn’t believe Hunter Fisher can be a real name (makes sense), so decided to give him a brand new name – Benjamin Holcomb.  So much for leaving fake news in 2017. SEE ALSO: Live TV news anchor handles fire alarm in the most British way possible Welcome to the …

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20 things in pop culture and technology that are turning 20 years old in 2018

January 8, 2018

Image: mashable composite Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. 2018 is nearly here. And while we wait to see what fresh joys and horrors it will bring, let’s take a minute to rewind and see how far we’ve come. From Google to Harry Potter, the most popular hits, movies and innovations are turning the big 2-0 in 2018. Here are some of the things that …

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Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo is the best at celebrating snow day

December 28, 2017

At least there’s someone in Washington with a reason to feel happy. Mei Xiang the panda, who calls D.C.’s National Zoo her home, is loving the freshly fallen snow in the U.S. capital this weekend. The zoo kindly shared a video our panda friend’s frolics and… well… it’s delightful. SEE ALSO: The greatest wins and fails in the wild …

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Seattle baker’s gorgeous pies will leave your jaw on the floor and your mouth watering

December 8, 2017

Forget all you knew about pies, because this woman has taken the delicious pastry dish to a whole new level.  30-year-old Seattle native, Lauren Ko, is a whiz at creating beautifully sculpted desserts that’ll leave you stunned and craving for a slice. SEE ALSO: A thorough and ridiculous step-by-step guide for baking pumpkin pie Although Ko’s typical 9 to 5 is working as an executive assistant to the chancellor at Seattle Colleges, she moonlights as an amateur baker crafting …

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