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Tori Amos’ Cover Of “Creep” Is Pretty Much Amazing

Tori Amos
Gorgeous

Tori Amos covered Radiohead’s “Creep” at a concert in New York City last week, and it was totally kickass. Who knew a ’90s hit could have such staying power? The song is 22 years old now, and Radiohead rarely performs it anymore. Luckily for us, plenty of awesome artists have shared their own moving interpretations, and Tori’s is no exception. [Refinery 29]

Want: This Contraption Fills Bananas With Chocolate

DestapaBanana, perhaps one of the more brilliant food creations of our time, allows you to fill a banana with chocolate, caramel, yogurt, or prepackaged filling of your choice (and no, despite its suspicious appearance, it is not a sex toy). The Argentinian contraption slices out the middle of the banana and inserts the new filling in its place. The company’s website boasts, “in each banana you eat in your favorite restaurant in your neighborhood, city, or country, there is a world of fun, joy, surprises, health, vitality, nutrition and much, much more awaiting.” Well, that isn’t exactly untrue. So far it only seems to be available in Argentina, but the product is about to launch in Switzerland, so I can only hope this gooey, semi-phallic ticket to tastebud heaven will be on its way to my local Bed, Bath and Beyond soon. [Metro UK]

Dream Or Nightmare: App Encourages Partisan Grocery Purchases

“Spend How You Believe"

It’s no secret that major corporations don’t operate in a vacuum, and that a hefty chunk of their money could easily be funding your favorite (or least favorite) politicians. Companies behind popular food and household products are no exception to this. In a world with way more behind-the-scenes rigging going on than any of us would like to believe, I’m a big proponent of knowing exactly where our hard-earned money is going. All that said, is it really necessary to only buy foods produced by companies who support our favorite political party? I’m not totally sure. Keep reading »

This Is Actually The Cutest Kitten In The World

50 Shades Kittens
50 shades of grey kittens
Watch kittens reenact the plot of "50 Shades Of Grey"! Read More »
Maru Vs. Blinds
Maru
Watch Maru discover window blinds. Read More »
Cat Loves Hot Dude
Cat And Hot Dude
This dude is so hot even his cat can't stop pestering him for cuddles. Read More »
the daily squee
Tiny Kitten
Not Exaggerating

I know the internet is the land of hyperbole, especially when it comes to cats. But for real, everyone, anointing this kitten getting a belly rub as “The Cutest Ever Cat Video On The Internet” seems pretty spot-on to me.  I dare you to disagree with me. [Love Meow]

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Kickass Woman Of The Day: Maryam Mirzakhani Is The First Female Winner Of The Fields Medal For Mathematics

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Maryam Mirzakhani Is The First Female Winner Of The Fields Medal For Mathematics

Maryam Mirzakhani, who is 37, became the first woman to win the Fields Medal this week. In the world of mathematics, the Fields Medal is equivalent to the Nobel Prize. If you’ve seen “Good Will Hunting,” you might remember hearing it referenced quite a few times. Mirzakhani was one of four recipients and was presented the award at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul. Mirzakhani grew up in Iran, where she initially thought she might become a writer before she fell in love with math, and then went on to study at Harvard. Now a professor at Stanford University, she is known for her studies of geometry and dynamical systems, especially the symmetry of curved surfaces. Mirzakhani says on Stanford’s website, “This is a great honour. I will be happy if it encourages young female scientists and mathematicians. I am sure there will be many more women winning this kind of award in coming years.” Keep reading »

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