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Actor Behind One Of Kia’s Dancing Hamsters Accused Of Working While Collecting Disability Payments

For the state of California, a man dancing around with the head of a hamster in a Kia commercial is an unbelievable thing. Not because hamsters don’t drive cars or have the bodies of humans, but because if you’re claiming disability pay, you shouldn’t be able to be a dancing hamster and get paid for it. [More]

This Is What It Looks Like When Tiny Hamsters Meet Tiny Burritos

This Is What It Looks Like When Tiny Hamsters Meet Tiny Burritos

Stop whatever you’re doing because it’s probably not nearly as fun as watching small rodents nibble on small food items. Also it’s Wednesday, it’s raining everywhere, burritos are delicious and we all need this. [More]

Kia’s Viral Commercials Are All About The Hamsters, Not So Much The Cars

Kia’s Viral Commercials Are All About The Hamsters, Not So Much The Cars

The original commercial for the Kia Soul wasn’t quite like anything else in car ads. While it was computer-animated and probably not cheap to produce, the full one-minute spot received millions of views on YouTube. Kia’s cute hamsters and clear storyline got everyone’s attention, and that was the company’s goal. [More]

Caption These Hamsters Shopping

Caption These Hamsters Shopping

“I’m sorry, this pile of hay doesn’t count as a valid form of photo ID.” [More]

Target Cancels Zhu Zhu Pet Order Placed In September, Ruins Christmas

Target Cancels Zhu Zhu Pet Order Placed In September, Ruins Christmas

Long before the national robot hamster shortage began, before fights broke out over the toy critters, and even before Consumerist took notice of the trend, Stacey’s daughters wanted Zhu Zhu Pets for Christmas. She ordered two hamsters and a playset for them from Target.com in mid-September, and waited for them to come off backorder. And waited. Finally, less than two weeks before Christmas, Target canceled her order. [More]

Relax, Toy Hamsters Not Metalloid Death Bringers After All

Relax, Toy Hamsters Not Metalloid Death Bringers After All

You can dig up that bag of Zhu Zhus from your backyard and re-wrap them for the kids again. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has said that the robot hamsters are not loaded with too much antimony after all, despite claims made by the website GoodGuide. [More]

Zhu Zhu Pets May Contain Poisonous Substance: Should You Care?

Zhu Zhu Pets May Contain Poisonous Substance: Should You Care?

This holiday season’s inexplicably hot toy, Zhu Zhu Pets, may be hazardous to your health. And not just because many parents stood outside in the cold for hours to get one. No, according to green ratings guide GoodGuide.com, the cuddly robot toys contain high levels of the substance antimony, which could be hazardous. [More]

Police Called To Quell Fight Over Toy Hamsters

Police Called To Quell Fight Over Toy Hamsters

People in Indiana really want those trendy little robot hamsters that are the designated fad toy of 2009. Police were called to two Toys R Us stores, one in Indianapolis and one in Greenwood, on Friday after fights broke out among toy shoppers. [More]

Experts Predict Widespread Robotic Hamster Shortages

Experts Predict Widespread Robotic Hamster Shortages

When you were a child, did you own a hamster? Did you say to yourself, “this pet is okay, but I wish it didn’t poop, bite, or sleep, and that it could skateboard and surf?” Well, envy the children of today.

Payment Late? Lenders Can Remotely Disable Your Car

Payment Late? Lenders Can Remotely Disable Your Car

Repossessing cars is so old-fashioned. All that driving, locating people’s houses, towing the cars away… with the mess credit markets are currently in, who has time for that? Car lenders don’t.

Buy A Shredder, Hamster Powered Or Otherwise

Buy A Shredder, Hamster Powered Or Otherwise

A post on BoingBoing about a hamster-powered shredder reminded us to tell you that you need to buy a shredder. Everyone should have one. We got a small one at Target for 15 bucks.—MEGHANN MARCO