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She Was Sleeping Quietly In The Back Seat…And Then The Music Came On!

There’s nothing that this adorable trio of sisters enjoys more than dancing in the car. Every time their favorite song plays over the speakers, they simply drop everything and dance the day away…even if they’re asleep.

But what on Earth could provoke such a response? It’s not what you’d expect — not Sesame Street, or that that song from Frozen. Instead, it’s the theme song from one of the most popular movies of the ’80s.

Who knew that an Eddie Murphy movie could have such a positive effect on toddlers?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sleep-dancing/


An Actual Owl Café Is Coming To London In March

It’ll be a hoot.

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Following concern from some animal welfare groups regarding the provision of alcohol, the café released a statement explaining that the event will now be alcohol-free:

The organisers are working with the Westminster Council and the U.K. government’s Animal Health Inspector – Markets and Consumer Protection at the Animal Health and Welfare division to make sure that the event has addressed everything to ensure the birds’ welfare. Their welfare is top priority and the removal of “alcoholic cocktails” is aimed to remove any possible cause of danger. We want to create a unique event whose ultimate objective is to create awareness for the owl conservation.

All attendees will be briefed at arrival on how to behave during the event. They will also be briefed that owls should not be considered as pets and the event itself is to raise donation for the species’ conservation.

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2. There are owl cafés in Japan and they are amazing.

3. And now there’s one coming to London.

4. Annie the Owl is a pop-up cocktail bar, with OWLS.

The organizers tell BuzzFeed Life in an email:

“We are a bunch of people who run events and pop ups. We thought it was a good idea to bring this concept to London and also help the conservation of owls in the UK. For this we are working with Locappy (a start-up – their mascot is an owl and they are passionate about it, hence they are helping us out) and The Barn Owl Centre.”

5. The bar will be open for one week in March, from the 19th to the 25th.

On their Facebook page, the organisers explain that “Owls like the nights! They are nocturnal, hence Annie the Owl is not a café but a bar.”

6. The owls are professionals, the organisers tell BuzzFeed Life.

“There will be a minimum of five owls. All owls featured on the site (above) will be present at the venue/event. We would like to add that all owls are trained to be around public and they will be accompanied by professional falconers.”

7. Tickets cost £20 per person, and include two drinks.

Each session lasts two hours, and there will be 100–120 places per day.

The profits from ticket sales will be donated to The Barn Owl Centre, a charity which helps conservation of wildlife and birds in the UK.

8. Want to go? Apply for a ticket here.

To find out more, find Annie the Owl on Facebook and Twitter.

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The organisers have released a statement to reassure those concerned about the owls’ welfare:

The event which runs for seven days, is a sit down event, where all members of public will be seated during all times at the venue. The organisers have also made sure the noise and background music will be kept to minimal and an owl will only have around 10-12 members of public around him/her at a given time. … The organisers have also made sure that people attending the event wouldn’t be allowed to touch the animals, if not felt appropriate by the professional falconers who accompany them.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ailbhemalone/an-actual-owl-cafe-is-coming-to-london-in-march


30 Jaw-Dropping Pieces Of Bristol Street Art

There’s more to us than Banksy.

1. The Masonic, North Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Dan Kitchener. Visit his Facebook page here.

A vibrant and multi-coloured mural across the side of one of North Street’s pubs.

2. Hamilton House, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cosmo Sarson. Visit his Facebook page here.

An enormous breakdancing Jesus on the side of one of Bristol’s arts and music hubs.

3. Red Point Climbing Centre, Winterstoke Road

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Artist: DALeast.
Artist: Masai.

A multi-artist work on the sides of this old cinema.

4. Gloucester Road

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Artist: Burning Candy Crew. See more of the collective’s work here.

Signature colour-work from this east London collective in Bristol.

5. North Street, Southville, from Upfest 2013

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Artist: Inkie.
Artist: Tom Lane.
Artist: Ged Palmer.

A piece in a maritime-tobacco-tin style: Bristolian perfection covering an entire wall.

6. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Pixel Pancho. Visit his Facebook page here.

Industrial and robotic craziness from a Turin-based street artist.

7. West Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Andy Council. Visit his Flickr page here.

A stunning galloping horse made up of south Bristol’s most iconic buildings.

8. The Farm, St Werburghs

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Artist: Xenz. Visit his Twitter page here.

Bucolic brilliance in the glorious beer garden of this pub.

9. M32, Bristol

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Artist: Zase. Visit his Twitter page here.

The Zase vs Dekor Turtle race is in a residential area, visible from the M32 near Ikea.

10. Souk Kitchen, Raleigh Road, Southville

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Artist: Andrew Burns Colwill.

The mysterious Bristol crocodile and friend get an outing against a deliciously delicate backdrop.

11. Red Point Climbing Centre, Winterstoke Road

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Artist: Jody Thomas. Visit his Twitter page here.

Multiple pieces of stunningly lifelike large-scale art inside this building.

12. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: El Mac.

There’s incredible detail in this monumental piece by Los Angeles artist El Mac.

13. Little Bishop Street, St Pauls

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Artist: Silent Hobo. Visit his Facebook page here.

Local vibrancy captured at the heart of one of Bristol’s greatest communities.

14. The Kings Arms, Black Boy Hill

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Artist: Zase. Visit his Twitter page here.

Terrific detail and sunny styling in one of Whiteladies Road’s most popular pubs.

15. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Nick Walker. Visit his Facebook page here.

“Vandal” is a piece that towers over Nelson Street and pours down on to the pavement below.

16. Hill Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Jon5

An incredible use of a small space to make a big piece come to life.

17. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Mariusz Waras.

A huge-scale industrial mural depicting Bristol’s mechanical past, from the M-City project.

18. Stokes Croft

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Artists: 3-DOM and VOYDER.

A striking collaborative work created high on a building on Stokes Croft.

19. The Old Bookshop, North Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Sokar Uno. Visit his Facebook page here.

Check out the beautiful use of colour and shade on the side of this Bedminster cocktail bar and venue.

20. Duke of York, St Werburghs

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Artist: Alex Mack. Visit her Facebook page here.

A “Grand Old Duke of York”-inspired mural by Alex Mack, created after she won the owner of this pub’s competition to design a piece.

21. Full Moon, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cheba. Find him on Twitter here.

A gorgeous astrological mural covering the entirety of this backpacker hostel.

22. Raleigh Road, Southville

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Artist: My Dog Sighs. Visit his Facebook page here.

This warehouse door is characteristic of the artist, who often depicts eyes.

23. Hillgrove Street, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Phlegm.

A collaborative work between two artists with different illustrative styles on two sides of a house.

24. Lakota, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cheo.
Artist: Minto.

A stunning mix of two artists’ styles wrap around this iconic Stokes Croft building.

25. Thekla, The Grove, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Inkie. Visit his Facebook page here.

A brand new work from a Bristol street-art original on the rejuvenated floating nightclub Thekla.

26. Nine Tree Hill, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Fois.

There are big, contrasting colours on this multi-sectioned piece set back from the kerb on this historic and ever-changing street.

27. Portland Heights, St Pauls

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Artist: Silent Hobo. Visit his Facebook page here.

An almost shop-window-style mural on the side of this modern building, off Dean Street in St Pauls.

28. Stokes Croft

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Artist: Dan Kitchener. Visit his Facebook page here.

A stunning street mural of light and colour reflecting the atmosphere of its location, a short walk from the Bear Pit roundabout.

29. Mina Road, St Werburghs

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Artist: Stinkfish.

Bringing Bogota to Bristol, this blazing wall of colour faces out from a residential street.

30. Aldi car park, Southville

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Artist: Herakut. Visit their Facebook page here.

A full-scale mural on a sizeable Victorian building, full of detail and melancholy.

Big thanks to Upfest for their suggestions.

Upfest, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival, will be held in Bristol in July 2015. To find out more, visit upfest.co.uk.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/willockem/bristol-street-art-that-will-blow-you-13eot