Everything’s Better with Cute Animals (Including Travel Search!)

Mashable just announced our foray into video advertising. Here’s an early peek at the spot we’re hoping to air late-night on Comedy Central.

We thought we thought we’d see what some of the Internet’s most famous memes would look like with humans instead of adorable animals.

The results aren’t quite the same, which leads us to believe that everything’s better with cute animals (including travel search!).

Big thanks to SMBC-Theater for helping us get this all together and Shaun Sanders — master of hipmunk infographics — for making our chipmunk dance (and doing all the animation).

“Rush hour” in Utrecht, Netherlands. We know there are loads of cyclists in the Netherlands — you can’t visit without running into them, sometimes literally (this random website of “top 10 lists” claims the country has the highest bicycles per capita in the world).

It’s a little different from the kind of rush hour most of us in the US know all too well. But that’s what happens when your country has more bikes than people. Why not fly over, grab an Airbnb rental, and take a gander at the LonelyPlanet guide to biking around the Netherlands. After you’ve worked up an appetite, try some proper gouda cheese (not pronounced like you think).

[Video by markenlei]

We love planes. In fact, one of our very own on the team was squealing with delight about the interior of ANA’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Unveiled at the Paris Air Show, it really is stunning. We’re taking bets here at the office as to what the launch route will be (money is currently on NRT-SIN, leave your wagers in the comments We’ve learned it’s actually going to be NRT/HND-LAX).

If you’re like me, you’ll want to have this track playing in the background while you watch.