South Carolina floods cause caskets to rise out of the ground.
Via: Mashable
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South Carolina is getting a lot of rain, you guys.

The last reports have it that parts of the state has received 25 inches, causing nine deaths.

It's a lot of rain. So much so that caskets have begun to rise out of cemeteries, buoyed by the immense amount of water.

This is obviously very traumatic, but it also poses a health risk with the release of volatile chemicals and gases that might be harmful.

President Obama declared a state of emergency for the state on Saturday. The rain will end soon, but the troubles seem to be only starting for the beleaguered areas.

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Researchers over at Disney are really thinking outside the lines.

This super impressive video shows off an app they made, which turns colored pictures in a coloring book into 3D, moving models.

The video can be a little dry, but when it shows what the app can do, it will blow your freaking mind.

What is this sorcery???

The whole thing reminds us of what Microsoft showed at this year's E3, where they pulled Minecraft up from a table by using a Hololens.

It's kind of a cross between that and this virtual reality app that lets artists draw in the space around them.

We've said it before, but we really are on the cusp of a landmark period for technology influencing art and how it's made. Sit back on enjoy it!

Someone set up a Facebook page to return pets during the South Carolina flood.
Via: SC Pets
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It's raining cats and dogs and they need some help.

Even though Hurricane Joaquin will move off into the Atlantic and not make landfall on the eastern seaboard, it still brought devastating weather to some parts of America.

South Carolina has had over two feet of rain in the past few days and it's caused a great deal of grief across the state.

Some of the most innocent victims of the storm has been the dogs and cats that have found themselves out in the storm, lost without their owners.

Well, the Carolina Pets Facebook page has dedicated itself to providing a place where owners could report lost animals and those who found strays could connect with the owners.

As they say in the description:

This page was created to give people a broader audience to post lost & found notices rather just on random stop signs and utility poles in the community. We have often felt the concern of taking a found pet to a local shelter and then wondering if we could have done more to reunite them with their families. We wanted to bridge the gap between families who have missing pets and the benevolent individuals who go out of their way to try and rescue them.

They've already had some success stories!

Hopefully, everyone is staying safe out there.

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Peggy Hill is a goddess of domestication, just like Nicki Minaj.

Vulture has found a really good niche in the mash up space and they proved it again with combining footage of King of the Hill with Nicki Minaj's "Hey Mama". It's great.

"Hey Mama" is a celebration of nesting. Taking care of others and getting plenty in return. Who matches that more than Peggy Hill?

Vulture's mash ups continue to be super fun to watch. Like when Doug called Patti Mayonnaise his "Trap Queen" or when Miss Piggy demanded of Kermit that "B*tch Better Have My Money"

You're doing the world a service you clever geniuses.

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Every couple of years, like the Olympics or astronomy-based-end-of-the-world predictions, we get a new James Bond movie. And somehow, its theme song has become almost as much of an event as the movie release. Enter: Sam Smith's theme for Spectre — "The Writing's on the Wall."

The video is fine.

It inter-splices the bare minimum of the footage they can show pre-release and casts a moody shadow over the anticipation of Daniel Craig's return to the character. It also shows Sam Smith looking at ... something.

Like, what are you looking at, Sam?

Eyes over here, bud.

The song itself has split opinions with The New York Post calling it "boring and formulaic", where The New Yorker liked it just fine

Regardless, it's already been the first Bond theme to top the UK charts.

Granted, he's got a tough act to follow.

Adele's 2012 theme for Skyfall was widely received as the gold standard of Bond themes.

What do you think? Like it? Love it?

Toddler loves a personal injury lawyer so much he got a birthday party based on the guy.
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One special boy got the most boring themed birthday party ever. It was all he wanted.

L'erin Dobra knew her son Grayson loves, loves, loves the Louisiana-based personal injury lawyer Morris Bart. You know the type. The lawyer that makes ubiquitous advertisements with some inane catch phrase in lieu of chasing ambulances.

Bart's is "One call, that's all."

So the thoughtful mother turned Grayson's second birthday into a Morris Bart-themed event.

The Wall Street Journal has more:

Maybe it has to do with the flashing lights and music featured in the spots, but Grayson can't stop watching his ads, said Ms. Dobra, a nurse from Prairieville, La.

"He's always been very drawn to Morris Bart commercials," she told Law Blog. "He used to watch ABC and color videos, and he used to love those. But now he wants to watch Morris Bart commercials." When they're not on TV, he watches them on YouTube.

...The star of the party didn't make an appearance. But after Ms. Dobra emailed his office about her idea, Mr. Bart sent her an autographed photo, Morris Bart key chains and a New Orleans Pelicans shirt displaying his logo on the back. The shirt was size extra-large. "He'll have that for a long time," Ms. Dobra said.

She thought of everything.

There was a Morris Bart cake:

There was a framed picture of the lawyer and even a cardboard cutout!

Of course the kid loved it. Kids love everything. Even personal injury lawyers.

What are we missing here, Grayson?

Mashable remade 'Friends' with hamsters.
Via: Mashable
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Do you know that today is Friday?

Of course you do.

Do you know that Mashable remade your favorite 90s sitcom Friends with hamsters?

Well they did.

Don't think too hard about this one. Just sit back and enjoy the countdown to the weekend.

Mashable does this often. They had hamsters throw a tiki party, had them eat tiny burritos and celebrate Valentine's Day.

They probably just found a box of them in an alley a few years ago and are trying to ensure they lead happy lives.

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