Rats Beware: These Broom-Toting College Students Don’t Mess Around

This plan is as elaborate as the Mousetrap board game.

A group of college roommates attending Duquesene University in Pittsburgh faced a daunting problem when a large rat moved in to their space. Instead of cowering in fear at the threat ― like many would ― they banded together to defeat the “Rat King.”

Their plan required patience, precision, and a ridiculously clutch sweep of a broom. The women blocked off the “Rat King’s” route and prepared for battle.

“We were all freaking out,” Jody Mackin told Buzzfeed News.  

After they set the trap, Mackin and her friends sprung into action. Video shows the rat flopping down the stairs like a rag doll before the boyfriend of one of the roommates sweets the animal outside.

Many Twitter users hailed the women as heroes for creating the ingenious trap.

 But some felt sorry for the rat.

 

But many were happy that the rodent escaped intact.

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Softball Pitcher Turns Assassin In This Game Of Dodgeball

No mercy.

This video of a Bloomington-Normal Angels softball player in Illinois should probably include a NSFW tag because she is an absolute assassin on the court.

Pitcher Adyson Slayback slayed everyone in a game of dodgeball last week. The video uploaded to Facebook on Feb. 12 has now hit more than a million views.

We’re proud of you, Slayback. So please, spare us.

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Larry Wilmore To Milo Yiannopoulus: ‘Go F**k Yourself’

Bill Maher might have been willing to give ultra-right wing agitator Milo Yiannopoulus a free pass on “Real Time,” Friday night, but that certainly wasn’t happening on the post-program revisit “Overtime.”

Comedian Larry Wilmore told Yiannopoulus to “go fuck yourself” twice, once after the white nationalists’ favorite claimed that transgender people suffer from “a psychiatric disorder” and shouldn’t be “around little girls.” Yiannopoulus said they are “vastly disproportionately involved with sex crimes.” “I make no apologies for protecting women and children,” he added. Maher, astonishingly agreed, saying, “that’s not unreasonable.” The host asked panelist and former Republican congressman from Georgia Jack Kingston, “where do you stand on weirdos peeing?”

After Wilmore and “Overtime” panelist counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance attacked Yiannopoulus, Maher asked him why he always had to fight with people. “We were having such a nice time, but you always invite such awful people on your show, they’re so stupid,” he whined to Maher. “You need to start inviting higher-IQ guests.”

Wilmore responded that Nance could “talk circles around your pathetic, douchey little ass.”

The men mostly smiled or chuckled through the parries and Kingston urged Yiannopoulus on, saying, “Milo, for it, Brother.”

“Are you the real, true face of the alt-right?” Nance asked at one point. “I thought the Nazis were in there, how did they take you on board?”

Yiannopolous responded that they hate him. “The worst people on the very far left and the very far right all hate me,” he added.

Wilmore quipped, “I think you’re leaving out a lot of people.”

Maher advised Yiannopoulus to tone down his rhetoric — not just for the show but in general. “Look, this is the beginning of your career,” he said. “People are just starting to hate you. You remind me of a young, gay, alive Christopher Hitchens, but you gotta lose that kind of shit.”

Twitter, meanwhile, wasn’t particularly happy about Maher’s gentle treatment of his guest earlier on “Real Time,” when the two seemed to get on famously and Maher never held Yiannopoulus’ feet to the fire. Others were simply outraged he was invited to begin with.

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These Asian Men Are Sexy And They Know It (And They Can Dance, Too)

Asian men are sexy and they know it. 

In a new video from comedy duo Seventh Grade, Asian guys with some serious dance moves get down to “Pony” by Ginuwine and effectively thrust aside Steve Harvey’s recent remarks about women not finding Asian dudes attractive. 

Take a look:

And here’s another preview, just for good measure:

Last month, Harvey laughed hysterically at a 2002 book called How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men. The TV host just couldn’t buy into the idea that any woman would want to date an Asian guy. (He later apologized.)

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Geo Lee said he and Chuck Maa, the co-creator of Seventh Grade, were taken aback by Harvey’s comedy bit.

“When we first heard it, Chuck actually said out loud, ‘What? Is this real life?’ We honestly thought the ‘joke’ was a bit dated,” Lee told us. “At the same time, we weren’t surprised because both of us and most likely a lot of Asian American men have been dealing with this for the majority of our lives.” 

Dealing with it but not taking it lying down. Seventh Grade is breaking down stereotypes with their grade-A sense of humor and ~steamy~ choreography. 

At the end of the video, the guys all joke that they don’t need to worry about their attractiveness since they all have girlfriends anyway. But that’s not exactly true.

“We lied in the video,” Lee said. “Chuck is currently single.”

Ladies…

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Teen Rocks Hilarious Disguise To Make Sure Her Bestie’s Date Goes Well

Dawsyn Eubanks, a 19-year-old from Dallas, TX was put in a hilariously hairy situation thanks to her best friend, 18-year-old Georgia Hoyer.

On Feb. 16, Eubanks got a call from Hoyer.

“She was on her way to work and her boss called her and told her she wasn’t needed,” Eubanks said. “She called me and asked what I was doing, so I told her I was going on the date.”

Thinking quick on her feet, Hoyer hung up the phone, dropped by a costume shop located next to her job and made a single purchase.

Twenty minutes into Eubank’s first date with a guy she met through mutual friends, she got a text from Hoyer that completely confused her. 

This is what Eubank’s saw: 

That’s right, that’s Hoyer with a hoodie pulled over her head and a fake mustache she purchased from the costume shop. Hoyer was deep undercover watching her friend’s date.

“I just busted out laughing,” Eubanks said.

Eubanks explained everything to her confused date and he found it equally amusing. Five minutes later, Hoyer left the restaurant.

“She’s always been super spontaneous but she also cares about my wellbeing,” Eubanks explained. “She honestly wanted to make sure the date was going well but also wanted to see it in a funny way.”

Eubanks tweeted about the funny story and the tweet has gotten over 430,000 likes and 187,000 retweets.

“Everyone deserves a best friend as amazing as Georgia!” she said.

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11 Comics That Capture The Hell That Is Modern Dating

If you’ve had it up to here with nightmare Tinder dates, ghosting and all of the other annoyances that come with modern dating, you’re probably in need of some comic relief.

Enter Cartoons By Hilary. On her Instagram page, 26-year-old cartoonist Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell shares doodles chronicling the highs and lows (but mostly lows) of looking for love in 2017.

Really, who hasn’t had an almost-relationship end like this?

#tgif

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Or rolled their eyes at the “options” out there?

So what I'm saying is things are going well #manicmonday

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In an interview with The Huffington Post, Fitzgerald Campbell said she draws inspiration from her own experiences with frustrating first dates and relationship false starts.

“Whenever something starts, I feel deep down it’s going to end, so it becomes a game of ‘how will I be disappointed this time?’” the Brooklyn-based illustrator said. “I’m starting to sound like a pessimist but I’m actually full of an absurd amount of hope, in life and in relationships.”

For more of Fitzgerald Campbelll’s witty illustrations, scroll down or check out her illustrated book Breaking Up is Hard To Do… But You Could’ve Done Better.

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Jessica Biel Says She Eats In The Shower Because #MomLife

Back in October, Jessica Biel shared an unusual Instagram post that resonated with a lot of moms.

The actress posted a photo of a plate, fork and cup of coffee in the shower. “Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it,” she wrote in the caption, along with the hashtag #ShowerEats.

The post elicited a lot of responses from her fellow parents, who commented that they engage in similar multitasking stunts.

Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it. Chicken apple sausage and espresso. Try it. I dare you. #ShowerEats

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Appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday, the actress elaborated on her Instagram post and got real about parenting.

“You eat in the shower?” Fallon asked her.

“This is just mom life,” she replied.

Biel and her husband Justin Timberlake are parents to a son named Silas, who turns 2 in April. It seems that being a parent has helped the actress refine her multitasking skills.

“I don’t know if anybody else does this,” Biel said of her shower meals. “I do not have time for anything. I’m feeding him in the morning, trying to get ready and I realize I haven’t eaten. I just take it into the shower.”

She added, “Sometimes its a huge success. Sometimes it’s a huge failure.”

Biel also mimed to demonstrate how she eats while showering and cautioned that it works well with foods like sausage or cereal but not with sandwiches.

“You should try it!” she told Fallon.

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Raccoon Hitches 7-Mile Ride On Trash Truck, Evades Police Capture

An adorable raccoon seems to have escaped a precarious position unharmed, albeit far from home.

Politico reporter Helena B. Evich took a photo of the poor little dude (we don’t actually know if the raccoon was male or female, but we kinda get the sense he’s a dude) gripping the ladder of a trash truck in Rosslyn, Virginia, on Friday morning.

Evich tweeted that the driver and the company, American Disposal Services, were helpful and responsive when she alerted them to the situation.

Things seem to have turned out OK for the raccoon, all things considered.

“As soon as we found out that the raccoon was on the truck, the driver pulled over because we didn’t want the raccoon to get injured,” Anna Wilkinson, communications director for American Disposal Services, told ARL Now.

The outlet noted the raccoon had stowed away for 7 miles, from Rosslyn to Falls Church.

The raccoon was unharmed and safely got down from the vehicle, a company representative confirmed to The Huffington Post.

But the animal’s adventures apparently didn’t end when the truck pulled over.

American Disposal Services called Falls Church animal control to help handle the situation, but by the time officers got there, he had already made his getaway.

“The raccoon avoided capture and escaped towards the Larry Graves park area,” said a news release from the city of Falls Church.

Authorities noted that the raccoon did not appear to be sick, and said people should not be alarmed by seeing a raccoon in the daytime. They did, however, ask residents to contact authorities if they saw a raccoon showing signs of illness or “hitching a ride on a vehicle.”

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