• Vans quickly landed itself in hot water over this offensive t-shirt. (Vans)Vans quickly landed itself in hot water over this offensive t-shirt. (Vans)

    Vans, a well known American skateboard apparel company, appears to be in hot water over an offensive t-shirt it has since removed from its clothing line.

    For their recent spring campaign, Vans released a mens t-shirt that shows a totem pole made entirely out of beer cans.

    However, shortly after the shirt was made available, Canadians took to social media to voice their displeasure with the offensive shirt that blatantly promotes the “drunken Indian” stereotype.

    One concerned individual, Chad Girardin, a Métis man from Vancouver, even went as far as launching a Change.org petition openly calling out the retailer and asking it to pull the “Wizard Totem” shirt from its clothing line.

    “By creating this shirt Vans is stating that Natives culture revolves around alcohol and that all ‘Indians’ are drunks,“ the petition reads. The petition has received more than 17,000 signatures in just three short weeks.

    Concern about this shirt manifested shortly after the final day of the Truth and

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  • A mysterious face was found in the side of a cliff in a remote area of B.C. (Twitter/@HaShilthSa)A mysterious face was found in the side of a cliff in a remote area of B.C. (Twitter/@HaShilthSa)

    The pristine islands of British Columbia are beautiful and captivating. So imagine the reaction of locals when they saw a large face etched into the side of a cliff.

    That’s what happened when a mysterious hidden face was re-discovered by a man who has been searching the depths of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve for the last two years, the Huffington Post reports. 

    The face is said to be located on a cliff on Reeks Island, which is part of the Broken Group Islands in British Columbia.

    Hank Gus, of the Tseshaht First Nation, an aboriginal group in the area, first heard about the face in 2008 from a kayaking tourist.

    The kayaker took a few photographs of the unusual sight, but then when she later returned to the area, she was unable to find the exact location. The kayaker proceeded to send the photos to Parks Canada, who contacted the Tseshaht administration office, reports CTV News.

    After hearing about the sighting, Gus spent the next two years trying to track down the exact

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  • Cat claims baby's new crib as his own in hilarious photo

    "Pretty sure our cat thinks the crib we put together was for him.”

    Cats are notoriously territorial animals. Finn appears to be no different. (Imgur)Cats are notoriously territorial animals. Finn appears to be no different. (Imgur)

    This couple expecting their first child may have forgotten to inform the whole family about their happy news.

    When Reddit user Max Brown and his wife built a crib for their baby girl, who is due soon, their cat made himself right at home. Brown caught the little guy in the crib one morning and snapped a picture that has since gone viral. 

    In the picture, their adorable Maine Coon mix cat is seen lying stretched out in the baby’s new crib, thinking it belongs to him. Brown even titled the post: “pretty sure our cat thinks the crib we put together was for him.”

    The three-year-old cat named Finn is quite the stubborn little guy. Since the photo was uploaded online, Finn’s been regularly using the crib, usually in the mornings, as his own bed. 

    “I find him in there every few days and pull him out right away,” Brown wrote on Reddit. “My wife came and got me yesterday and when I saw him I figured I’d get a picture before taking him out.”

    The Internet is certainly glad that Brown had a

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  • Teacher charged after lowering student headfirst into trash can was “just joking”

    “I had a strong hold of him – he wasn’t flailing around or anything."

    Mary Katherine Pursley  is pictured in this undated photo. (Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department via AP)Mary Katherine Pursley is pictured in this undated photo. (Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department via AP)It was “just a joke,” said a special needs teacher accused of lowering an autistic second-grader headfirst into a trash can.

    Mary Katherine Pursley, who is charged with child cruelty, recently faced a tribunal, 11Alive reports. She requested the tribunal so that she could fight for her job.

    The panel is made up of retired educators who will determine whether the district has grounds to fire Pursley for incompetency and insubordination.  

    Pursley, who does not deny that the incident happened, got a chance to explain her side of the story.

    “I had a strong hold of him – he wasn’t flailing around or anything,” she said. “I had a strong hold of him. He was crying. He was screaming already, very loudly.”

    Pursley said that she took action because the student – referred to as “T” – was hitting other students and screaming. The incident occurred at Mt. Bethel Elementary School in Georgia, U.S.

    “She told him that he, if he was continuing to talk trashy – that trash talk, trashy behaviour – [he]

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  • Typical flexed burial from Passo Marinaro.Typical flexed burial from Passo Marinaro.

    It appears that we currently have more in common with the ancient Greeks than we originally thought. Surprisingly enough, it involves zombies.

    Archaeologists are claiming to have uncovered new evidence that is suggesting the ancient civilization believed in the undead, whom were capable of rising from their graves at night.

    “The ancient Greeks provide an example of a civilization that wholly embraced the supernatural,” wrote Carrie Sulosky Weaver, an archaeologist at the University of Pittsburgh, in the publication Popular Archaeology.

    According to Discovery News, there has been newly discovered graves at a necropolis of a Greek colony in Sicily. Known as Passo Marinaro, the cemetery is located near the coastal town of Kamarina, in southeastern Sicily, which was inhabited from the 5th through 3rd centuries B.C.

    Archaeologists have already excavated 2,905 bodies at the site – more than half of which contained terracotta vases, figurines and metal coins with the bodies, Discovery News

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  • Meet Luhu, the saddest, cutest cat on the Internet

    Everything is going to be alright, little Luhu

    It's easy to see why Luhu has become an Internet sensation. (Instagram/@lanlan731)It's easy to see why Luhu has become an Internet sensation. (Instagram/@lanlan731)

    Move over, Grumpy Cat. There’s a new adorably dissatisfied kitty winning hearts online. 

    Meet Luhu, the sad celebrity cat that is sure to dominate your Facebook and Twitter feeds. 

    Luhu’s owner, Maggie Liu, has been uploading pictures her cat on her Instagram account, where more than 10,000 followers have been checking in on the cute sad-eyed little feline.

    The tabby cat lives with her two older brothers, Barher and Bardie, in Beijing, China. And although the three cats share the same mother, Luhu is the only one in the family with those big, sad eyes. 

    Even when playing with her toy panda, Luhu looks adorably distraught. Nothing seems to cheer her up.

    It's ok, little Luhu. It's just a stuffed panda bear. (Instagram/@lanlan731)It's ok, little Luhu. It's just a stuffed panda bear. (Instagram/@lanlan731)

    But despite what we may see, Luhu is far from a sad cat. She plays regularly with her brothers and has displayed these sad facial expressions ever since she was a kitten.

    Not even a walk on a fluffy green rug can cheer little Luhu up. (Instagram/@lanlan731)Not even a walk on a fluffy green rug can cheer little Luhu up. (Instagram/@lanlan731)

    Liu explains on the Instagram account that her cats “faces, tastes and personalities are totally different.”

    Well, different appears to be working. Luhu Internet

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  • We appear to be one step closer to getting our Marty McFly on. (The Verge)We appear to be one step closer to getting our Marty McFly on. (The Verge)

    Back to the Future fans may get a real kick out of this one.

    Lexus, the motor company most famous for its high-end SUVs, is introducing its latest mode of transportation … the Hoverboard. 

    The latest video in Lexus’ Amazing in Motion series reveals what appears to be a legitimate, rideable hoverboard that can float an inch off the ground. And while it’s not quite what we saw Marty McFly riding in Back to the Future 2, this impressive creation is far more technologically advanced.

    “When technology, design and imagination come together, amazing things can be achieved,” posted Lexus in their promotional video on YouTube.

    On the website, Lexus describes what went into making one of these cool hoverboards, which they’re calling the SLIDE. It uses magnetic levitation to achieve its floating movement. Through liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets, the hoverboard is able to support an actual rider. 

    The design of the SLIDE is unique, too. It features the Lexus symbol on

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  • Flowerhorn cichild fish plays fetch with its owner. (YouTube)Flowerhorn cichild fish plays fetch with its owner. (YouTube)

    Fish are often ridiculed for not being very intelligent, or for not having the strongest memory. Of course it all depends on the type of fish, but the latest viral video making waves online proves that some fish are in fact quite intelligent.

    Take this Flowerhorn cichlid fish, for example. It’s an ornamental aquarium fish, often noted for their vivid colours and their distinctively shaped head. But after this video made the rounds online, perhaps the Flowerhorn cichlid fish has earned itself a new distinction. 

    This video shows a man playing fetch with his fish, a game that had typically been reserved for dogs before this video’s release. The man is seen tossing a blue toy into the water while the fish swims to the toy, retrieves it and pushes it back to the man.

    The video has already received over 600,000 views despite being uploaded only two days ago.

    These two make an unusual pair, but you can see the man has no problem playing fetch with his little pal!

    More from Yahoo Canada

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  • Japan finally lifts its 67-year-old ban on dancing

    The stringent law was put in place following the Second World War

    Dancing after midnight in Tokyo will no longer be illegal, as long as it's not too dark. (AFP Photo/Yoshikazu Tsuno)Dancing after midnight in Tokyo will no longer be illegal, as long as it's not too dark. (AFP Photo/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

    What has become known as “Japan’s War on Dance,” is finally coming to an end.

    It’s been a long battle, but Japan has finally lifted its decades-long ban on dancing. It was first put into place after the Second World War in an attempt to crack down on dancehalls that were often a breeding ground for prostitution.

    The ban forbade public dancing without a permit – even licensed premises had to stop all dancing when the clock hit midnight, the Independent reports.

    Since the end of the war, Japan has developed into a highly bustling and thriving nation, making the Footloose-esque law seem a little out of place.

    But despite the law, dancing – even into the next day – was mostly tolerated through the latter half of the 20th century, with police turning a blind eye.

    Things became a little less lenient into the 21st century, however, when a string of celebrity drug scandals and nightclub brawls lead to a crackdown. At that time, club raids once again became a common occurrence.

    But Japan’s

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  • Watch these two puppies grow up in 90 seconds

    Colby and Bleu were filmed everyday racing towards their food bowls

    It’s dinnertime for these two cute pups and you can watch them age as they run for it!

    In a recently posted video, two cute golden retrievers are seen growing up in just 90 seconds.

    Colby and Bleu, also known as the ‘Cheese Pups,’ were filmed everyday from 11-weeks-old to 11-months-old racing towards their food bowls in the kitchen. The resulting timelapse shows the brothers growing up over the course of nine months.

    Born on July 2014, these two have been Internet sensations from day one with their own Instagram and YouTube accounts showcasing their lives. This video is no different, having already received over three million views in just a couple of days. 

    (YouTube/Cheese Pups)(YouTube/Cheese Pups)

    The cutest moment in the video is when the two puppies struggle each time to run around the corner. Despite running the same routine every day, they couldn’t quite figure it out. 

    One of the dogs always ends up skidding, wiping out or stumbling across the kitchen floor. But they recover pretty quickly and continue on their way to

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