Move, er roll, over Penn Badgley: You may have the moves on your skateboard, but you're not the only one.
After training mice to surf, Australia resident Shane Willmott has now gone on to teach them to ride skateboards. If you take a peek into his Gold Coast backyard (more like skatepark!), you'll see the rad rodents tearing through air and even rings of fire on mouse-sized skateboards.
"They love it," Willmott told Today. "Mice are built to surf and skate because their center of gravity is so low.
Who says couture can't be fashionable and practical?
A rescue kitten named Wasabi-chan is proving that statement true after photos of the itty-bitty furball went viral showing her dressed as a mushroom and in other adorable crocheted ensembles.
But the stylish kitty's purr-recious sartorial selection stemmed from necessity more than vanity. Wasabi-chan was attacked by a crow on June 2, reports Mashable, and suffered a fractured upper jaw and split tongue. She required a catheter to feed, but kept wiggling the tube out of her mouth. Thus, her owner, who goes by the Twitter handle @jessiepon, crafted a series of costumes to keep Wasabi-chan still during feedings.
We know, we know – you've all seen (and fallen in love with!) Taylor Swift's cat, Meredith.
Now, do a double take: This isn't the pop singer's precious puss. Meet Roku, your new favorite Instagram-famous cat, who is bound to hit Swift-level stardom. (Fact: Roku already has more than 125,000 followers – and counting!)
Just when you thought you've seen every a-meow-sing kitty on the internet, Roku is here to rock your world (wide web). "I have aerodynamic ears and silver fur," reads the cat's Instagram profile description. "I eat rainbows and poop butterflies."
While we were busy grilling and posting Instagram video of fireworks in celebration of America's independence, Egyptians were posting pics of protests, as they demanded a more inclusive government. President Mohammad Morsi was eventually ousted – and the whole coup played out online.
Stateside, things online were much calmer – and cuter. Check out what happened this week.
If you thought Uma Thurman's name for her nearly 1-year-old daughter was a mouthful, wait until you get a hold of this.
Mariah Carey took to Twitter on Thursday to reveal the names of "dem puppies," the two male and one female pups that were born to her Jack Russell terrier Squeak E. Beans not too long ago.
Dubbing them "the family O Jackson P. Mutley," the singer identified them as "The Good Reverend Pow Jackson, Pipitty L. Jackson (the girl) & Mutley P. Gore Jackson the 3rd!!!" shortly after also posting a photo to Instagram of her and The Good Reverend Pow Jackson.
One 15-second look was all it took: We're more in love with these celebrity pets than ever.
Since Instagram launched its video service last month, Hollywood animal lovers – from Amanda Seyfried to Julianne Hough – have been showing off their furry friends on the image-sharing site.
Want to take a peek inside Paris Hilton's dog house? Then scroll down to view our six favorite animal-starring Instagram videos.
Like any other dog, Oscar Madison loves to run and chase his canine pals at the park. But unlike other dogs, Oscar wheely gets around.
In place of his hind legs, Oscar makes his way around with the help of a wheelchair, and happily joins his fellow four-legged friends in a boundless display of endearing energy at a New York City park.
With his drooling grin and flopping ears, it's hard to imagine this precious pup was ever abandoned, and then put on death row by animal services. But NY Pet-I-Care, Inc. found Oscar a happy home, and now, "he can run as fast as any other dog," says his owner on Facebook.
Going once, going twice ... sold to the guinea pig?
Virginia resident Sean McCoy is auctioning off a helmet and hand-made scale armor he stitched together for his beloved guinea pig Lucky, who died just weeks ago.
"Is your pet guinea pig tired of wandering around the house unarmored and vulnerable? Has your guinea pig ever wanted to go with you to a Renaissance Faire but had nothing to wear?" reads McCoy's product description on eBay. The highest bid as of Thursday afternoon: $24,400.
We know you're busy. We're not trying to keep you from your work or your kids or your other Internet obligations.
But when you have a few minutes – we recommend at least five, depending on your cute tolerance – you'll want to meet Theo, the latest canine Instagram star that is one adorable post away from becoming our homepage.
Lil_Theezy, as he's known on the photo-sharing site, has secured a fan base of more than 1,400 followers (and counting!) since he was born on March 8. And that's no surprise: Who wouldn't want to see this dog sleep and read – and, generally, just sit around looking cute?
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