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Internet Confirms That Kids Say The Most Hilariously Screwed-Up Things

Internet Confirms That Kids Say The Most Hilariously Screwed-Up Things

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Ah, the internet. This vast digital landscape holds certain truths to be self-evident. Like the fact that 90 percent of humanity at large does, in fact, suck. And that high school students will continue citing Wikipedia as a legitimate source of information from now until the end of days. Oh, and that the verbal garbage that comes out of kids' faces is pure social media gold. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Because oversharing is a thing, I bring to you a collection of lovely exchanges between parents and the little ones who trouble them so deeply. 1. This kid really hates her dad. iStock (via @XplodingUnicorn) googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBM_BTF'); })...
This Quirky Artist Will Help You Reimagine Places You Thought You Knew

This Quirky Artist Will Help You Reimagine Places You Thought You Knew

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French artist Sandrine Estrade Boulet is fully aware of the fact that pictures of major cities like Paris and London are cemented into the cultural consciousness of people worldwide. She knows that there are few images more ubiquitous than those of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees, Big Ben, and St. Paul's — and that's exactly why she's made it her mission to reinvent some of the world's most iconic cities through the art of illustration.Aiming to give viewers a less conventional perspective on cities that even strangers claim to know, she adds a bit of spark to famous scenes that once seemed so familiar. She refers to herself as a "hallucinartist," which makes sense, since her creations confront viewers with things that usually aren't really there. (But we totally wish they we...
Proof That Working At Animal Hospitals, Shelters, And Rescues Is The Best Job

Proof That Working At Animal Hospitals, Shelters, And Rescues Is The Best Job

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I love my job. I mean, who wouldn't? I get to write about puppies, kittens, inspiring stories, travel destinations...you name it! But that doesn't mean I don't have serious job-envy of others. No, I'm not talking about people who earn millions or travel the world for a living (though that is up there)...instead, I am über-jealous of those who work at animal hospitals, shelters, and rescues. While the work is tough, it is SO rewarding. And here's the proof. 1. Even if someone is looking over your shoulder, it doesn't feel overbearing. Reddit / Blowitback 2. And even if the waiting room is full, it's totally adorable -- not annoying. Reddit / viva_oldtrafford 3. Patients really know h...
Dads And Daughters Snowboard Together, And How They Do It Will Blow Your Mind!

Dads And Daughters Snowboard Together, And How They Do It Will Blow Your Mind!

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In the winter, thousands of people hit the slopes for some outdoor fun. When I was young, I was an avid skier, and I would spend hours flying off jumps and racing down every black diamond I could find. I never got the opportunity to learn how to snowboard, but I always thought it looked like a blast. This group of professional snowboarding dads wanted their daughters to get in on the fun, so they teamed up with them to take the winter sport to a whole new level! The little girls stand in the center of the snowboards and hold on tight during their tandem adventures. Wow! Again, the dads are professionals, and they say that anyone thinking about trying tandem snowboarding should take safety precautions and acknowledge their limita...
Canadians Are Asking Kids To Send ‘Naked’ Pictures, But It’s Not What You Think

Canadians Are Asking Kids To Send ‘Naked’ Pictures, But It’s Not What You Think

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Sexting among teenagers is a real problem. Not only do children not realize the implications of sending each other nude photographs, but there can be additional issues that arise. The first is that if disseminated, pedophiles can find the photos and continue their spread. In some places, this means that the children who originally took or sent the photos can be prosecuted for creating and distributing child pornography. They may end up on sex offender lists for life, all because of one stupid decision. That's why in Canada they're taking a hilarious approach to preventing teens from sending nude pictures, and it's just funny enough that it might work. This is a naked mole rat. In addition to being hilariously lacking in the fur department, the...
Need Inspiration To Take The Stairs? These 14 Elevator Malfunctions Will Do The Trick

Need Inspiration To Take The Stairs? These 14 Elevator Malfunctions Will Do The Trick

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Though many of us take them every day, we don't often think about the fact that elevators are terrifying death traps. We put a lot of trust in these devices to work properly at all times, otherwise we'd never take our chances on them in the first place. However, accidents do unfortunately happen -- and sometimes with horrific consequences.Now might be a great time to get your cardio in on the stairs, because these 14 elevator malfunctions will make you think twice about ever getting inside one again. 1. I definitely wouldn't have been as calm as these people, but thankfully they all got out okay. 2. Despite this man clearly warning a woman about walking into a malfunctioning elevator, she still decided to try it with her baby for whatever reas...
This Dog Was Rescued But When His Dad Left For A Week, This Is How He Welcomed Him Back

This Dog Was Rescued But When His Dad Left For A Week, This Is How He Welcomed Him Back

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Every rescue dog owner can tell you that their pups are probably some of the most grateful around. Because of us, the cute canines get a second chance at a happy life. Which is why, when we leave them, even if it's just to go to work or on vacation for a few days, it feels like the end of the world. What if they don't come back? What if I run out of food? Who will throw my ball for me?...Are all questions we imagine run through their silly brains. When Patch's dad went away for a week, this was how he welcomed him back. We bet he felt a world of relief when he saw his face again! Patch gave his dad all the kisses...and that tail wag! What a happy reunion. Here's hoping that on his next trip, Patch's dad takes him with! Read more: ht...
Adorable Daddy-Daughter Duo Fumbles Their Way Through Baking A Cake Together

Adorable Daddy-Daughter Duo Fumbles Their Way Through Baking A Cake Together

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When it comes to spending quality father-daughter time together, there are a ton of activities to do. La Guardia Cross is a first-time father who has spent the past two years creating the "New Father Chronicles," a series where he films the fun things he and his (now two-year-old) daughter Amalah do together. The two of them are an absolute riot, always cracking jokes and navigating new situations together as a team. Here's the adorable story of the time they decided to bake a cake. Amalah was allowed to put all the ingredients into the mixing bowl, but it was slow going. Screenshot via Youtube / La Guardia Cross She had a lot of questions about what exactly was going...
If You Think Witch Hunts Are A Thing Of The Past, You Haven’t Heard Of Carole Compton

If You Think Witch Hunts Are A Thing Of The Past, You Haven’t Heard Of Carole Compton

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When you think of witches, the Salem trials are likely among the first things to pop into your mind. But what if I told you that witch hunts aren't exactly limited to the distant past? That's right -- in the 1980s, a Scottish nanny named Carole Compton was accused of practicing witchcraft after a series of strange occurrences caused her employers to suspect that something wasn't right about her. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Compton's story is so bizarre, in fact, that she was even put on trial for that same accusation. After meeting and falling in love with an Italian man in 1982, Compton decided to move from Scotland to Italy so she could be closer to him. She quickly found work as a live-in nanny for the Ricci family. That's w...
The Thing All Of These Paintings Have In Common Is Incredible…And Unexpected

The Thing All Of These Paintings Have In Common Is Incredible…And Unexpected

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Synesthesia is the neurological condition in which the stimulation of one sense leads to the automatic experience of another sense. That might sound confusing, and it is for most people who aren't affected by it, but as an example, when some synesthetes hear a number or letter, they immediately picture a color. That color is always associated with that particular character.For Melissa McCraken, though, her synesthesia also manifests itself when music comes on -- she hears a song and immediately pictures colors, images, and textures. What she does with that experience is nothing short of breathtaking. It wasn't until she was 15 that McCracken realized not everyone saw letters and numbers as colors, too. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElemen...