Apparently, photos of hamster butts “soothe the hearts” of viewers. (Photo via Thinkstock)

— Dinner for one? Don’t be sad. One restaurant chain in Japan understands that it can be lonely eating alone and seats its solo diners with stuffed animal companions. 

— It will take more than tissues for police in Cary, N.C., to get rid of this graffiti. Investigators say the words “snot” and “booger” have been painted on at least 20 different businesses and signs throughout town.

— A veteran reporter with the Baltimore Sun just discovered he’s allergic to … wait for it … newspaper ink. Oh, the irony.

He’ll be forced to wear rubber gloves to the newsroom in an effort to minimize irritation.

— Books featuring photos of hamster butts are the latest craze in Japan. “I can’t stop smiling when I see these butts,” said a spokesman for the publishing company behind the books. Huh.

— Facebook is rolling out an update that will enable its app to register music or television shows playing in the background, then give the user an option to add that to their status update.

— Tara the Hero Cat, who made headlines last week after rescuing her owner’s 4-year-old son from an attacking dog, threw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game. It didn’t go so well.

Check out Tara’s first pitch:

And see her in all her crime-fighting glory:

— The title for the new Superman/Batman movie (starring eye candy Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck) will be “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

The logo for the film was also released: