Logan Paul floored after receiving the weirdest birthday gift ever - Dexerto

Logan Paul floored after receiving the weirdest birthday gift ever

Published: 3/Apr/2020 21:43

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star Logan Paul recently celebrated his 25th birthday on April Fools’ — but instead of pulling a prank on their friend, his buddies got him one of the oddest birthday gifts imaginable.

While Paul has owned a plethora of different pets throughout his career on YouTube, including everything from a parrot to a pig and several different breeds of dogs, his favorite animal actually makes its home in the ocean.

As mentioned several times during various podcast episodes and vlogs, Logan has made no secret of his special affinity for the mantis shrimp, which surprisingly boasts one of the strongest strikes and most complicated eyes out of the entire animal kingdom.

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The mantis shrimp is one of the most complex ocean creatures, boasting a seriously strong strike and unique eyes that can see multiple kinds of light.

In fact, the mantis shrimp can see UV, polarized, and visible light, and has a strike equal to that of a .22 calibre bullet, making them a seriously interesting critter in spite of their small size.

Thus, Logan’s friend group decided to surprise him with the unique creature as a special birthday gift — and his initial reaction was one of genuine shock.

“No f**king way!” he exclaimed after his squad pointed out the animal swimming around in his aquarium. “Bro, shut the f**k up! No, no, no! …You’re f**ing lying! How did you do this? I thought they were illegal here!”

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YouTuber Logan Paul was initially floored by the unique birthday gift he was given by his friends – a mantis shrimp.

However, the star ended up backpedaling at bit on his surprise over the gift, later admitting that he wasn’t as impressed with the specimen as he thought he’d be.

“To be honest, bro, I don’t really care about that shrimp,” he revealed. “It’s not really a mantis shrimp, dude. Part of the reason I’m f**king obsessed with the mantis shrimp is because I’m colorblind, and the real mantis shrimp is so vibrant. This one is kind of just a monochrome shrimp.”

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Despite the thoughtful gift, Paul explained that he hates birthdays due to having difficulty managing his expectations — as well as suffering past trauma from being pranked with a fake luxury vehicle by his little brother, Jake Paul, when he turned 22.

For now, it looks like Logan is celebrating at home with a brand new (if unexpected) addition to the Maverick family.


Twitch streamer fails miserably trying to help a thirsty dog

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:49

by Alice Hearing


Dogs are adorable intelligent animals, but any owner of a pup knows that they can also be especially dumb – and hilarious.

When IRL Twitch streamer CookSux saw a chained up dog while walking around Gyeongsan, South Korea, he wanted to help. Except, it turned out to be a huge failure.

Out of the goodness of his heart on a sunny day, this streamer decided to put the last of his water from his bottle into the dog’s bowl.

Initially, it seemed as though the dog wanted food or water as it held its bowl in its mouth and wagged its tail as the streamer approached. The dog kept pacing back and forth, as CookSux said to viewers he thought it was afraid of the lawnmower.

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CookSux couldn’t believe it when the dog tipped the bowl over

At first, the streamer tried to pour the water into its mouth, while the dog seemed to lap it up but seemed more interested in other things.

Cooksux decided to give the dog a little treat instead, despite viewers in the comments telling him to pour the water in the bowl.

But the dog didn’t seem to want a snack either, continuing to pace around with the bowl as the streamer shouted “You dummy!” and threw little bits of food at the ground so he could eat.

However, clearly this dog was feeling more playful than thirsty. As soon as CookSux was able to pour water into the bowl, the dog immediately flipped it over with its paw, grabbed the whole thing with its mouth, and carried it around like a brand new toy.

Defeated and frustrated, CookSux stared at the camera holding the empty water bottle, before shouting at the viewers saying “You don’t know what to do with these dogs, you don’t know sh*it.”

At the time of writing the Twitch clip now has more than 19,000 views, more than double the views of the original stream.