Otto the skateboarding bulldog

What better way to celebrate the 11th Annual Guinness World Records Day than with a skateboarding bulldog?

Record-breaking Otto the  English Bulldog has achieved the impressive feat of weaving through thirty pairs of legs on his skateboard – without any human assistance.

Otto’s impressive achievement paid tribute to Tillman, the recently departed former record holder, and he has set a brand new world record for ‘longest human tunnel travelled through by a skateboarding dog’.

Watch Otto’s skills in practice in the video below – congratulations to the lovable pooch.

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A lonely little horse

Amazon Prime’s new ad sees a little Shetland Pony introduced to a field of horses – who run away from him.

The clever ad combines cuteness with Sonny & Cher’s ‘Little Man’, telling the story of the poor little pony as he tries to make friends with the horses… until his owner makes the most of Amazon Prime’s delivery service.

Find out how she saves the little horse from a life of loneliness by watching the ad below – tell us if you think it’s a worthy successor to Flash the dog.

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Film is Fragile

Film is fragile, according to the BFI’s new supercut of some iconic British films.

Highlighting the importance of the BFI’s restoration efforts, ‘Film is Fragile’ is a montage of some of the best-known scenes in cinema, depicting characters escaping from something just off the edge of the screen…

28 Days Later, A Clockwork Orange, and the Worlds End are just three of the films included in the short, which takes in all eras and genres, in black and white and in glorious colour.

As AdWeek says, ‘for movies that have been damaged or have begun to disintegrate, it’s critical to act before the action they contain fades to black forever’.

Watch ‘Film is Fragile’ below and let us know what you think of it.

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Quaint postcards ‘predicting’ the future

Depictions of the future tend to range from the spot-on to the ridiculous, but some of the most intriguing appear in a set of French artistic postcards from the turn of the century.

From 1899 to 1910, French artist Jean-Marc Côté predicted how the year 2000 would look through his designs for cigarette box inserts and postcards.

Looking at them today, some of the images seem a little far-fetched, but others aren’t too far from the truth.

The quaint scenes include roller skates and industrial farming…but also firefighters using wings and a whale bus.

Take a look at some of the postcards here and tell us what you think of them.

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An ancient church emerges from the waves

A 400 year old Mexican church has resurfaced from underwater after nearly fifty years.

The Templo de Quechula was submerged under sea in 1966 but due to decreasing water levels, it has recently emerged, revealing its historic beauty.

Believed to have been built by a group of monks in the 16th Century, the church’s dramatic architecture is still intact; visitors can now travel with local fisherman to tour the building and admire its rich heritage. 

Take a look at some breathtaking images of the church here and tell us if you’d visit.

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How water reacts in space

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to water when it’s weightless, now’s your chance to find out.

A mesmerising 4K video taken on the International Space Station demonstrates how water reacts in space, with NASA’s Scott Kelly adding food colouring and an antacid tablet to the water to change its appearance.

Although it just looks like a bit of fun, the filming has a serious side: the high resolution and frame rate used in the video could be applied to scientific experiments, allowing investigators to explore various phenomena in more detail.

See the weightless water below and tell us what you think of the enchanting video.

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Barbie’s inspiring new ad

Barbie has gone back to its roots with an adorable new campaign.

The ad, ‘Imagine The Possibilities’, shows unsuspecting adults reacting to young girls acting out their dream jobs as teachers, football coaches, and even vets.

The idea behind the ad was to return to the essence of the brand, empowering young girls to follow their dreams.

Watch the video below and let us know if you think it’s inspirational.

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