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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...
There Are Plenty Of Athletes In Rio Right Now, But These Are By Far The Biggest

There Are Plenty Of Athletes In Rio Right Now, But These Are By Far The Biggest

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); Whether you're lucky enough to be attending the Olympics or you're watching the world's best athletes come together from the couch, you've probably familiarized yourself with a few larger-than-life competitors. Names like Simone Biles, Yusra Mardini, and Katie Ledecky have likely come up over breakfast in the morning and before meetings in the afternoon. You've probably marveled at Michael Phelps' 20th gold medal in an email thread between coworkers or with your spouse during dinner. But what if these athletes (the smallest of whom is just under five feet tall) really were larger than life? Well, thanks to one French artist who goes by the name JR, we don't have to imagi...
50 Ways To Turn 5 Of IKEA’s Best Sellers Into DIY Gold

50 Ways To Turn 5 Of IKEA’s Best Sellers Into DIY Gold

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBM_BTF'); }); As we speak, I'm sitting in my IKEA chair, drinking from an IKEA mug, and resting that mug on an IKEA coffee table between sips. As a 20-something with approximately zero dollars between rent and bills, I appreciate the fact that I can get sleek furniture for a fraction of what I'd pay if I went to a store where people with lots of dollars like to shop.Business Insider recently released a list of the furniture powerhouse's best-selling pieces. Do I have most of them? Maybe. Do you? Quite possibly. But here's the thing. With help from some of the internet's many do-it-yourselfers, you can tr...
When This Drone Flew Over The Ocean, It Found The Only Two People In The World

When This Drone Flew Over The Ocean, It Found The Only Two People In The World

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While weddings themselves are very much about people's tribes in their entirety, a relationship that culminates in such a celebration starts with two. Two people meet. Two people test the waters and take the plunge. They fumble through awkward dates until struggling with a plate full of pasta goes from embarrassing to endearing. They meet in the glorious middle filled with a type of love that warrants rings, parties, and promises of growing old together.Her ability to capture the sense of oneness that can be found in a pair is what sets Helene Havard's wedding photography apart. The Tahiti-based artist recently teamed up with Flying World Pictures to create a collection that both literally and figuratively elevates the craft. The comb...
This Painter Uses A Unique Canvas To Create Deeply Human Works Of Art

This Painter Uses A Unique Canvas To Create Deeply Human Works Of Art

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While most people can't effectively apply paint to canvas, New York-based artist Trina Merry expertly paints entire bodies to melt into some of the most iconic backdrops in the world.Inspired by the likes of Marina Abramović and Amanda Palmer, Merry blends performance artistry and a serious visual arts education just as seamlessly as she joins scene and subject. “Painting on the body creates a special connection to a person that other visual art forms have trouble accomplishing; it’s a distinctly human experience," she writes. Trina Merry Although Merry has a fairly traditional artistic background (partly because bodypainting cannot be studied in art school), she's committed herself to the atypical craft. If you ask her, t...
If You Want To Spend Hundreds On A Gift That’ll Ruin Your Child’s Life, This Is It

If You Want To Spend Hundreds On A Gift That’ll Ruin Your Child’s Life, This Is It

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If you ask thousands of teens around the world, YAL (or young-adult literature, for those of you who aren't in the know) is where it's at. One of the biggest YAL successes of all time is the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, which has inspired crazy amounts of art and (deeply disturbing) fanfiction in the years since its publication.But this Twilight-inspired endeavor probably isn't what Meyer had in mind when she sent her famous story out into the world -- especially because someone out there will probably give one of these as a gift to their unsuspecting child this holiday season. If you value your child's mental health, please, please don't purchase anything from this shop. Unique holiday gifts are totally cool. These dolls are totally not. Etsy / TwistedBe...
This Artist And Her Girlfriend Have The Most Creative Anniversary Tradition Ever

This Artist And Her Girlfriend Have The Most Creative Anniversary Tradition Ever

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If you've ever spent time with an artist (or if you're fortunate enough to be one yourself), you know that creative minds process the world differently. While most people spend their downtime scrolling through social media or poring over books, artists whittle away their idle hours creating something new.Just ask Natasha Farnsworth. While hanging around with her girlfriend one day, her affinity for traditional art and her desire to become a tattoo artist collided, resulting in a project that's unlike anything you've ever seen before. Farnsworth constantly draws inspiration from the woman she loves, but this time, she decided to get her involved in a much more visceral way. Gathering her materials, she began this incredible series of body paintings that are designed to bend the mind's eye...
She Heard Noises Coming From The Kitchen And Caught Her Hilarious Dog Red-Handed

She Heard Noises Coming From The Kitchen And Caught Her Hilarious Dog Red-Handed

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Universe, meet Stig. Stig is a smart dog. Stig enjoys doing dog things like playing with his mom and going for walks. And like any other red-blooded American, our boy Stiggy really, really loves dessert — so much so, in fact, that he will go to truly astonishing lengths to get it. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); While Casey Officer was just minding her own business one day, she heard some nonsense coming from the other room. Quickly blaming said nonsense on her daughter instead of Stig because dogs are faultless creatures and children are not, she yelled at her little one to see what fresh Hell she was unleashing in the kitchen. But the assumed culprit, a child by the name of Hannah, was nowhere to be found. Instead, Officer ca...
This Simple Spoon Has The Power To Give Thousands Of People The Lives They Deserve

This Simple Spoon Has The Power To Give Thousands Of People The Lives They Deserve

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If you threw a dart at a world map right now, you'd undoubtedly hit a place where food is the great equalizer. Deals are made, relationships are forged, and accomplishments are celebrated over food in every hemisphere. For millions of people worldwide who suffer from conditions like Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, however, eating is a complicated and often embarrassing experience, especially when done in public. That's where the designers behind Liftware come in. These tech industry innovators created a self-stabilizing utensil that has the power to help those dealing with hand tremors enjoy this simple pleasure again. Whether users' respective tremors are mild or severe, Liftware is designed to give people the sense of agenc...