Ever since the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy, we've been yearning to buy a dancing Groot figure. Now we're one (very small) step closer to having a little Groot of our own.
50 Shades of Ray. Photograph by Eduardo Lopez Negrete
Jeremiah Heaton's 7-year-old daughter Emily expressed interest in being a real princess. While most dads would explain how the world actually works, Heaton found 800 square miles of disputed land in Africa, planted a flag, and "claimed" it. Emily now wears a crown and is called "Princess Emily".
There are no words.
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What happens when a video game character can't move either forward or backward in a side-scrolling game? This comic reveals the answer—and just might make you cry.
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Space owl is especially adorable! I keep finding myself smiling back at her. If you want one for yourself, go to my Redbubble store!
The US government loves Twitter. For NASA, it's a public relations goldmine. For the State Department, it's a bizarre weapon in the fight on terrorism. For the CIA, it's a chance to revel in kitsch. The agency, which somehow did not yet have a real social media presence, has just posted its first tweet.
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014
The Twitter launch comes a few days after the CIA opened a Facebook page, where it recently honored D-Day. The agency will post job listings, photos, trivia from the CIA World Factbook, and "reflections on intelligence history." It's part of what looks like a larger online overhaul, which will include event livestreaming.
The agency will also participate in Throwback Thursday.
The CIA has mostly escaped ire during the Edward Snowden leaks, but social media is still a clear way for the agency to humanize itself, drawing attention to tweets instead of drones. That doesn't mean organizations are immune from criticism online, though, and it should probably be careful about its hashtag campaigns. The Defense Department's research wing, meanwhile, has responded with its own quip, linking to a call for "vanishing" electronics that destroy themselves.
Update June 6th, 2014 3:15pm: Added followup tweet from DARPA.