Weird Thing No. 1: An Unauthorized Celebration of Pokémon
Just when you thought Pokémon Go mania had gone too far, it went...even farther. News broke this week that a statue of the iconic Pikachu had appeared in a public park in New Orleans without explanation. The adorable creature is immortalized with its arms crossed in a defiant pose, a symbol for all the staunch defenders of Nintendo's newest app.
The New Orleans police have stated that they know nothing about the origins of the sculpture, have not received any related complaints, and have made no plans to take action against the guerrilla statue. However, in the true spirit of Pokémon, supporters have created a change.org petition to keep Pikachu firmly in place.
Weird Thing No. 2: When You're Smiling, But Also a Fiery Hellpit
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano wants you to know that everything is just fine. I mean, it's a pit full of molten lava with temperatures that rise above 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, but really, otherwise, things are going well. Turns out this outwardly-smiling-inwardly-screaming mountain is not only a metaphor for arriving at a meeting after all the doughnuts are gone on the day you forgot to eat breakfast, but it is also one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The smiley face may be newly discovered, but this sassy volcano has been erupting, slowly but surely, since the early 1980s. Stay mad, Kilauea.
Weird Thing No. 3: The Olympic Games We're Most Excited For
The Olympics were created to show amazing feats of human strength, endurance, and agility. But what about all the kittens of the world? Who is recognizing their accomplishments in physical ability? As it turns out, the Hallmark Channel is. Thank goodness. While the human Olympics may have all the drama, skill show, and empathy-inducing backstories, the Kitten Summer Games promise to be the season's cutest athletic event.
And before you ask, yes, they took the "h" out of "decathalon." Cat-letes to watch include tennis sensation Felina Williams, veteran gymnastics competitor Tabby Douglas, and lightning-fast track star Hissing Bolt.
The Kitten Summer Games began on Friday! Visit hallmarkchannel.com for more info.