Here’s five things we discovered this week:
Jim Carrey Draws Cartoons and He’s Serious About It
So it turns out that the famous funny man has an artistic side. But rather than drawing grumpy cats or mischievous beagles he’s using his creative talents for self-expression and political commentary.
Here’s a couple of our favourites:
If you liked my last cartoon you may also enjoy…
“THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST WING AND PUTIN’S FLYING MONKEYS“ pic.twitter.com/slBG7j1s8d
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 19, 2018
Dear Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery @NPG, I know it’s early but I’d like to submit this as the official portrait of our 45th President, Donald J. Trump. It’s called, ‘You Scream. I Scream. Will We Ever Stop Screaming?’ pic.twitter.com/LrCmlXXpv7
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 29, 2018
We Dunno How To Write The Letter ‘g’
American institution John Hopkins University set us all the challenge of identifying the correct version of a lower-case ‘g’’. Easy, right? Well, Researchers reckon most people can’t.
Pop quiz: Our cognitive scientists explored why most people can read this common printed version of the letter “g”, yet had trouble writing it when prompted. Can you guess which of the four versions in the video is the correct “looptail g”? ? pic.twitter.com/kXGViUoG7r
— Johns Hopkins U. (@JohnsHopkins) April 4, 2018
You can check your answer here. Why do people find this so hard? What else have we been reading wrong all this time? Huh? *Looks suspiciously at laptop screen*
Pokemon Go is Back to Save The Planet
OK, so maybe the game didn’t actually disappear – maybe we just got bored and forgot about it. To win us back to the addictive augmented-reality app they’ve organised an event to encourage people to clean up litter.
Gamifying aspects of life seems to work. It worked when it got kids and adults excited about exploring parks. Here’s hoping it might get them excited about cleaning parks too. And that they stay excited!
It Takes a Cheshire Cat to Catch a Crook
This week, Warwickshire Police published an e-fit to help find a suspected burglar and, well, it turned out like this…
Apparently, the man, if the suspect is a man, is wanted in connection with a ‘distraction burglary’. We wonder how this rogue would even cause a distraction!? He looks so…un-abnormal.
We found a whole load of wonderful pics of a pack of dogs at Disneyland. But this isn’t just gratuitous cuteness. This was part of the poochies service dog training, which involves practising in busy spaces. And there’s no space busier than a theme park. It looks like it wasn’t all hard work.
Sorry, not sorry about this: here’s another delightfully doggy gallery of canines adapting to disabilities with few complaints.