GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK
Noc the Whale
New research indicates that the late beluga was able to mimic human voices
Crystal the Monkey
The capuchin's star vehicle, NBC's Animal Practice, went on indefinite hiatus
Does the Dalai Lama have a potty mouth? During a recent lecture, the iconic figure urged Brown University students to either share their peaceful thoughts with others or "forget it." The stenographer, however, heard a different kind of F word and projected the expletive on a giant overhead screen. Holy $#!%, indeed.
Out of This World
This winter, go ahead and ask for the moon--or at least an edible version of it. As part of a European marketing stunt, Hagen-Dazs and design firm Doshi Levien created this cratered ice cream cake, which serves six to eight. The treat is inspired by Georges Mlis' groundbreaking 1902 film Le Voyage dans la Lune, which means you'll totally get more cultured while eating it--right?
Amount boy banders One Direction earned over the past year, vaulting them past other U.K. stars like Adele
JUMPING FOR JOY
Paris has plenty of bridges, but what about one that's just for fun? Enter French architecture firm AZC, which submitted this whimsical trampoline concept--allowing residents and tourists alike to hop across the Seine--to the ArchTriumph design competition. Alas, the winning projects, which include a floating art gallery and a bridge-amphitheater hybrid, are largely created for show, not implementation.
We [heart] the '90s
Now that Urban Outfitters is selling rainbowful Lisa Frank school supplies, we asked TIME's Twitter followers, Which other '90s products deserve a comeback?
"Zubaz, because I'm tired of seeing Mitt and Barack in the same boring suits."
"Giga Pets would save parents money. Who can afford a real pet nowadays?"
"Clinton-era tax rates. Also, Sock 'em Boppers. Both would make debates in Washington so much more interesting."
"Reebok Pumps! Eye-catching, status symbol."
"SURGE. That crazy caffeinated drink made Mountain Dew look like a sleeping pill."
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT
"What boxers do has movement and depth," says photographer Howard Schatz, and yet most boxing pictures appear "still and flat." Not so in his works--including the portraits of Shane Mosley, above, from the new book At the Fights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing--which use tactics such as throwing water, salt and powder on athletes to elicit their raw strength and energy. Read more at lightbox.time.com