Father of the Day: Dad Makes Iron Man Costume for His Sick Baby

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Cutest.Avenger.Ever.

Baby Collier was born this past July prematurely, and so his dad, a professional prop maker named Eric Hart, decided to make him a tiny Halloween costume to help him feel "brave."

"I came up with Iron Man because he's been hooked up to all those machines and wires, and that's similar to what Iron Man went through," he said.

The costume was made out of foam, a red onesie, and some yellow fabric, and - in case anyone was worried - the baby only wore it for a minute, according to the video.

He said that despite not knowing when Collier will be healthy enough to go home, they want to make life as normal as possible for him in the meantime.

"Even though we're in the hospital, we're trying to do everything that a regular family would do and celebrate all the holidays."

Inspiration of the Day: Man Reveals Loose Skin After Extreme Weight Loss

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A previously overweight man who lost 160 pounds and shares his techniques and tips in a series of YouTube videos call "Obese to Beast," has posted a new video opening up about his biggest insecurity.

John Glaude, who used to weigh 360 pounds, removes his clothes for the first time on camera to show his viewers the loose skin that resulted from his dramatic weight loss.

"I really wanted to make this video for everyone that struggles with loose skin, and for everyone who might be worried about loose skin!" he wrote in the comments.

He says in the video that he encourages people trying to lose weight to not let that stop them from going forward.

"My dreams are to be very happy in my skin, and I am."

Robot of the Day: Google’s ‘Ian’ Mimics ‘Karate Kid’ Crane Stance

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Well this is terrifying. Not only will our future involve nightmarish robotic hell hounds chasing us through the woods, now we have to deal with robots trained in martial arts as well.

Boston Dynamics, the engineering company Google purchased back in December 2013, has released a new video showing Ian, an Atlas-model, "Agile Anthropomorphic Robot" that can move like the "Karate Kid."

Ian is 6'2" tall, weighs 330 pounds, and using software written by the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Interaction, it can also drive a car.

According to Boston Dynamic's website:

Atlas is a high mobility, humanoid robot designed to negotiate outdoor, rough terrain. Atlas can walk bipedally leaving the upper limbs free to lift, carry, and manipulate the environment. In extremely challenging terrain, Atlas is strong and coordinated enough to climb using hands and feet, to pick its way through congested spaces.

Wax on, wax off, and be very afraid.

In Honor of Veteran's Day, Listen to These Powerful Stories From Those in the Armed Services

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StoryCorp has been conducting interviews with thousands of people since 2003, collecting oral histories that they later animate. Today, they bring us three stories from veterans in honor of Veteran's Day. See them here, but be sure to pack some tissues. And a warning for language and adult content in some of these.



And one more:

Catcall Parody of the Day: Princess Leia Walking in NYC

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The catcall parodies are starting to get a bit old at this point, but… Star Wars!

Here's what it would be like if Princess Leia took a stroll around New York for 10 hours in a simple white dress with space buns.

Epic Rap Battle of the Day: Ghostbusters vs. Mythbusters

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It's the battle of the busters!

The latest edition of the YouTube series "Epic Rap Battles of History" positions Ray, Peter, Egon and Winston against Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman with surprises guests the B-Team and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.