From the cute and cuddly to the unconventional and awe-inspiring, here’s a look at the photos, videos and characters that have our newsroom talking today.
3:45 p.m. ET
Waldo at 25
Today is the 25th anniversary of “Where’s Waldo?” In his quarter century of existence, the iconic character hasn’t always been easy to find even though his style hasn’t changed and his trademark stripes have never faded. “Where’s Waldo?” was first published in 1987 and since then more than 58 million books have been sold worldwide.
11:45 a.m. ET
Gangnam Style Breaks Record
Guinness World Records announced this morning that “Gangnam Style,” the Korean pop song by Psy, is now the most liked video in YouTube history. Since being upload on July 15 the music video has had more than 2.2 million likes. It recently replaced “Call Me Maybe” as the song you can’t get out of your head.
11:15 a.m. ET
Pig to the Rescue
Life at a petting zoo may be a dream for many farm animals, but it almost turned tragic for an unlucky goat. The goat’s foot became stuck while it was taking a swim, almost causing it to drown. Fortunately, a fearless pig came to the rescue, nudging the goat to safety.
10:30 a.m. ET
The Hobbit Turns 75
J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy tale “The Hobbit” celebrates its 75th anniversary today. The book was first published in 1937 and has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Its popularity is only going to increase when Peter Jackson’s movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is released on Dec. 14.