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Self-Taught Cockatoo Dances Because He Loves It (GIFs)

Meet Snowball, a cockatoo that dances with new, non-repetitive dance moves with the beat of the music. This is something science has never seen in a species other than humans. Interested in whether modern birds are dinosaurs? Check out this article to find out. 

This article first appeared in Live Science.

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This is Something Not Seen Every Day - A Baby Elephant Helping a "Drowning" Man

A recent video on the internet has gone viral, after a baby elephant was caught on camera jumping into the water to save a man that appeared to be "drowning." While the man happened to be swimming, and he was originally terrified to see the large animal rushing towards him, he eventually realized its intentions.

The baby elephant arrived and protected the man from the current, allowing him to hang onto its trunk and leg as he made his way to the bank. Truly there is nothing in this world like the heart of animals. They are sometimes more human than people can ever be.

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Weekly Gif Roundup - September 22nd to 28th

It's that time again! Time to check out the best gifs from around the internet that have caught the public's fancy, all in one convenient place? What could be better? Maybe world peace, but first we'll work on the quality gifs. But if you need a bit more than a boost of amazing gifs, keep your procrastination party going with last weeks top gifs.

Weekly roundup of the best gifs from around the internet
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This Guy Makes Awesome Cardboard Weapons From Amazon Boxes (Ten GIFs)

Most of us don't think twice about re-using a leftover cardboard Amazon box, and usually chuck it straight in the recycling bin. But not this guy. He makes insanely cool cardboard weapons from cardboard Amazon boxes that are inspired from video games, with a hot glue gun and some scissors. And he is inspiring us. The fact that he's making these weapons - let alone out of cardboard - is mind blowing. If you're a bit of a nerd or just like clever things, check out his amazing creations below. 


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How To Sew a Face Mask (Step by Step GIFs): Style Two

If you've decided to make your own face mask, you're in the right place. Fabric face masks are more environmentally friendly and stylish than disposable face masks, and who doesn't love a DIY sewing project. If you're new to sewing, this face mask is super simple to make. So gather your materials, and let's get started! 

There are two styles of face mask you can make at home - see here to make the other style. Or if you don't know how to sew, we have two styles of no-sew masks too (see here for style one or style two). You can also check out the guide page we have for all our face mask tutorials.

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Watch A Group Of Robots Frolic And Play (7 GIFs)

The word 'robot' generally has negative connotations attached to it, but MIT's mini cheetah robots are absolutely adorable. MITBiomimetic Robotics students recently took the dog-sized robots out for a play on the university lawn, and the result was way cuter than we expected. The robots aren't designed to just be cute and play soccer - they were built with the purpose to save lives with elderly care, deliveries and emergency response. 

The mini cheetahs can run up to 5 miles per hour, flip themselves over if fallen, and they're relatively cheap to make and repair. Controlled with remotes, the agility of these robots has not been seen in robotics before. The next hurdle for the team is to build cameras onto the robots, enabling them to walk around without being remotely controlled by humans. But for now, they're delighful to watch. 

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Simple Long Distance Paper Airplane Tutorial (Ten GIFs)

Making paper airplanes is fun, but it can be a drag making one that requires hours of your time. If you want to make a paper airplane that flies long distances, but don't have the patience to sit for hours making one, this tutorial is for you. With ten easy to follow GIFs explaining each step, you'll be flying your new paper airplane in no time. 

After making this one, check out this other long distance paper airplane tutorial. Or go to our complete tutorial guide for many different styles of paper airplanes. Or have a look at SpaceX's Starship have a test flight, or these Estes model rocket launches.

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Ten Highly Educational GIFs That May Save Your Life

Who said GIFs can't be educational? We've hand picked ten of the most useful, possibly life-saving GIFs. Because you never know when something fatal could happen: living is dangerous. And yes, mp4 videos are technically GIFs. Now watch and learn.

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Eleven Unexpected GIFs to Spice Things Up

Sometimes, the best things in life are unexpected. And that includes GIFs too. So, just to keep you on your toes, here are eleven GIFs that are anything but predictable. Prepare to have your expectations not met. 

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How To Make Your Own Rustic Bread (GIFs)

For all the amateur bakers out there, bread is an easy (and delicious) recipe to start with. You only need a few ingredients, and there's not much you can do to mess it up. If you're ready to make some bread, but hate kneading, this is the perfect recipe for you: this rustic bread requires no kneading at all. Are you bready

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Remember Remember the 21st of September

Demi Adejuyigbe is a television writer from shows ranging from The Late Late Show with James Corden to the Gilmore Girls Reboot. But his claim to fame has nothing to do with his credits. Back in 2016, he tweeted a dance on September 21st to the Earth Wind and Fire classic "September," which went viral on Twitter, and gathered nearly 400,000 views on YouTube. Fast forward to 2018, and the annual viral tradition gained 1 million views within a year. And now, we have the incredible sequel, which has reached over 1.2 million views in just 1 day

Stay tuned in 2050 when it becomes the most watched video on YouTube within an hour of its release.

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Watch The World's Smallest Full Frame Camera Being Made (8 GIFs)

Do you ever see tiny things and wonder how on Earth they were made? What, did faries make them with tiny fairy hands? In the case of the Sigma fp, the world's smallest full frame camera, we have video evidence that it is not being made by fairies (although the video might just be a front... we will investigate more). The workers in these videos do have to seem nimble hands, though. If you're interested in seeing how a tiny camera is made, continue reading!

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Ten Most Awesome GIFs Of The Week

Ah, GIFs. Perhaps the greatest thing to come out of the internet. If you think GIFs are cool too, check out the ten funniest GIFs of the past week. We collected them all here for you and we gotta say, these ones are gold. You're welcome. 

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John Mayer Made This Fan's Dream Come True By Playing Their Guitar

So you're John Mayer. You've dazzled and crooned to crowds the world over. You're about to play "Gravity," one of your most legendary hits. How do you make it special? How about playing with a fan's guitar. And that is exactly what Meyer did. At a recent concert he played, a fan passed a guitar to the front, hoping Mayer would play it. 

He immediately obliged, much to the appreciation of the crowd, and continues playing the entire song with his fan's guitar. Not only did he play a set with it, but he signed the guitar and tuned it for the fan as well.

John Mayer takes fan's guitar on stage and plays his hit gravity and then signs and tunes the guitar before returning it.
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SpaceX's Starship Has More Test Flights Planned

SpaceX's Starship is the rocket that will change everything. Eco-friendly, able to carry cargo and eventually passengers, and most importantly, reusable, this rocket is promising to change space travel forever. Sadly, booking a ticket to space is still a long way away. But we are able to watch the test flights of the Starship rocket, which are admittedly pretty cool. It's not every day you get to watch the baby steps of rocket science.

If you want to launch your own rocket (or watch one being launched), check out these GIFs of Estes model rockets being launched. Or if you feel like making your own (kind of) rockets, check out this comprehensive guide for making some awesome paper airplanes

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