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The Most Awkward Moments At The Oscars

The 89th annual Academy Awards are on, and seeing as how things are a bit tense in America at the moment there are sure to be lots of tense and awkward moments as Hollywood celebs accept their Oscar and speak their mind.

But will this year's awkward moments measure up to the absurdly awkward moments of the past?

Like the time Bjork laid an egg on the red carpet, and everyone around her was like "don't look down, it might be poop." Or the time Travolta made a pass at Scarlett Johansson in the oddest way possible, proving he'd lost that Saturday Night Fever sizzle.

And who can forget the time Seth McFarlane made us all feel dirty with his song "We Saw Your Boobs"? The Oscars don't get much more awkward than that! (best reactions at :13 and :46)

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See 12 of the Most Awkward Oscars Moments Ever here


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Carrot Ready to Bust a Move

Turnip the jams, he's about to drop the beet, and he doesn't carrot all!

It's a picture of a carrot that looks like a human body, but the pun possibilities made this rad veg something special. -via reddit

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The Difference Between Whisky And Whiskey

When I started drinking liquor I was told by the supposed old hands of the whiskey world that the only difference between whisky and whiskey was the letter "E", but the truth runs much deeper.

The spelling actually reveals where the liquor was made- if it's spelled with an "E" then it was made in Ireland or the U.S., if it's spelled without an "E" then it was made in Canada, Japan or Scotland.

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So if country of origin is important to you then check the spelling, but if you're just trying to bend your elbow with a bit of brown then forget about the spelling and drink up, because it's all good!

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Dog Goes Shopping

A border collie goes to Canadian Tire and picks up several bags of dog treats. Meaning, he picked them out himself, presented them to the cashier, and carried the bag himself. Like some humans, he was too proud to count the change.  

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Border collies are the smartest dogs on the planet. Somehow I got one that would walk straight into a wall. But she was lovable anyway. -via Tastefully Offensive

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Ginormous Facts About Coconut Crabs

Coconut crabs are crazy cool looking, but they're also 3 feet long, weigh nine pounds and tear coconuts open with their claws, so if you see one in the wild it's probably best to keep your distance.

And even though you'll want to get a closer look despite knowing they can literally shred your skin you may want to reconsider- because they're also known as robber crabs, so they might snatch your shiny keys.

Coconut crabs are also extremely antisocial critters, living up to the "hermit" title better than most of their hermit crab cousins, so if you see a coconut crab waving at you it's trying to tell you to stay away!

Read 10 Ginormous Facts About Coconut Crabs at mental_floss

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2017 Razzie Winners Announced

The Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies) honor the worst movies and performances of the previous year, always on the night before the Academy Awards. Batman v Superman received four awards: Worst Screenplay; Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel; Worst Supporting Actor (Jesse Eisenberg); and Worst Screen Combo (Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill). The top prize of Worst Picture went to Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, which also won Worst Actor (Dinesh D'Souza), Worst Actress (Becky Turner), and Worst Director (Dinesh D'Souza and Bruce Schooley). While eight awards went to only two movies, there were other films honored. You can see the entire list of Razzie winners at Polygon. -via io9 


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Haircuts So Hilarious And Horrible They Became "Say No More" Memes

Getting a bad haircut once meant wearing a hat until the hair grew back, or shaving it all off and starting over again, but nowadays victims like to share their haircut-astrophe online so their friends can laugh with them.

But sometimes a haircut is so bad people see it online and have to share it with their own social network, and next thing you know somebody's turning that cringeworthy haircut pic into a meme.

Memes that involve a bad haircut become part of the "say no more fam" meme family, where people imagine what the victim must have said to the barber to end up with such a terrible haircut.

See 10+ Terrible Haircuts That Were So Bad They Became "Say No More" Memes here


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Shadow Of The Dalek - They Weren't This Big Last Time, Were They?


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Every time the Doctor thinks he has put the Daleks down for the last time they just rise up again, rolling in like a scene from a recurring nightmare. It always starts with that robotic voice of theirs shouting "Exterminate!", and then the Doctor and his crew discover the Daleks cannot be destroyed by normal means, but maybe the answer lies in deterrence rather than destruction. Maybe if the Doctor and his companions went around installing speed bumps and laser reflecting mirrors everywhere they could take down that alien menace once and for all!

Get geared up for the return of your favorite sci-fi hero with this Shadow Of The Dalek t-shirt by Fuacka, it's one mighty cool way to declare allegiance to the Doctor and his never-ending war against intergalactic evil!

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Baba Singh and His Turban

Baba Avtar Singh may be the wearer of the largest turban in the world. It is his pride and joy, but is too large for Singh to get around in busses and cars, so he rides a motorcycle -barefoot. The turban weighs 187 pounds, and takes several hours to construct.

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That's 700 yards of fabric, not to mention the weight of the decorations. Enjoy this video of Baba Singh from Great Big Story. -via Laughing Squid


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This Beluga Whale Crashed a Wedding and Now He's the Hero of a Photoshop Battle

Having a beluga whale photobomb your wedding must be good luck -but not as lucky as it is for Redditors eager to do a romantic Photoshop battle. 

From recasting the beluga as the best man and the bride...

To flipping the script to an entirely different movie. 

Every image is funny in its own special way, so head to Reddit to see them all.

Via Daily Dot

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Tourists Unhappy With Scotland

Find a large enough group of people, and there will be some who are unhappy no matter what. Hilary Mitchell combed through TripAdvisor reviews of tourist attractions in Scotland and found some that are just sad. If you go to a place named War Museum and complain that it's too militaristic, you probably won't find anything else on your trip enjoyable.

 

You get the feeling they are expecting nonstop entertainment. These folks should have gone to Disneyland instead. But if they did, they'd probably complain about the prices. See 19 of these reviews of Scottish attractions at Buzzfeed. -via Metafilter


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Can A Hydraulic Press Crush Wolverine's Claws?

Wolverine's most identifiable features are his claws which, along with his entire skeleton, have been coated in the virtually indestructible metal adamantium.

This advanced alloy is strong enough to stand up to a good smashing from an angry Hulk, so it's no surprise that an hydraulic press doesn't do much of anything against Wolvie's claws.

Still, there's something delightfully geeky about watching the press smash down on Wolvie's claws as they sink into the steel base like hot butter. (NSFW due to language)

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This Hydraulic Press Channel video is a clever way to advertise the new Marvel movie Logan, which is in theaters March 3rd, and it's a good example of how to do an online promo the right way.

-Via Nerdist


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Twix Waffle

Believe it or not, there's a waffle under all that candy and icing. It looks like some restaurant is offering this, and unchained-lion, who posted the pic, mentioned that besides the Twix waffle, they also have KitKat and Kinder waffles. John Farrier called it a "balanced breakfast." Don't eat that, John! -via reddit

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This Wonder Woman Has Her Own Invisible Jet

Chicago balloon artist Smarty Pants made tihs amazing invisible jet for a little tiny Wonder Woman to wear to a local convention. Now that's some creative cosplay!

Via Laughing Squid

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Our Lady of Strays

The Territorio de Zaguates is a home for abandoned and stray dogs on a farm in Costa Rica. Lya Battle keeps around 300 dogs, saved from the streets or euthanasia, on ten acres of her family farm because she loves them.  

One could be forgiven for thinking that as a dog lover (or “dog slut,” as she laughingly describes herself), Lya Battle is out of control. But out of control is a matter of perspective. Especially considering how it was that Lya became renowned as the Mother Teresa of Mutts, the mistress of a place called Territorio de Zaguates (roughly translated as “kingdom of strays”), a situation that might never have happened the way it did if one day her father, who she adored, had not shot her mother, who she did not.

So in this article at Outside you get both the story of Battle's family and the story of Costa Rica's largest dog shelter. -via Digg

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You Can Travel Across The U.S. By Train For Just Over $200

Gas is still pretty expensive in most places, and air travel is full of ridiculous TSA delays, so train travel is starting to look pretty good to travelers who want to go places without hassles or headaches.

Riding the rails can be a relaxing and romantic way to see the country, as you travel down routes well over 100 years ago, and you can take an Amtrak train across the country for a mere $213.

Travel blogger Derek Low loves to travel by train, so he figured out a way to make the 3,400 mile long trip without breaking the bank via Amtrak's California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited routes.

The trip takes 4 days without stopovers and takes you through Denver, Salt Lake City and Chicago, but if you want to see it all you can buy a 15 day pass for around $429 and stop all you like.

And if you can, Derek recommends riding in the Sightseer Lounge car, which features floor to ceiling windows and super comfy seating.

-Via Popular Mechanics


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Human Lovers, Cat Brothers

Cathleen Cavin and Brian Herrera were matched on Tinder. They have a lot in common. They both have young daughters, and they both have big orange-and-white cats. In fact, when Cavin saw Herrera's cat Butter, she exclaimed that it was her cat Ozzy. It turns out that they had adopted cats from the same shelter at around the same time. The shelter checked their records, and the two cats were from the same litter. Butter and Ozzy are brothers! The shelter even had a picture of the littermates together when they were kittens.

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It was a sign that the two were meant to be together. Cavin and Herrera are getting married next month, and the cats will be moving in together again. See more pictures at Buzzfeed.  

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Dog Returned To Shelter With Letter From Girl Who Loved Him

Some people shouldn't be allowed to own a pet, and yet these bad owners keep adopting pets and abandoning them when caring for the animal becomes "too hard".

Rhino Lightning the Boxer fell victim to one of these bad owners when he was adopted from the Humane Society then returned months later because "They felt that he was a little too rambunctious with their small children".

But one of the kids clearly loved spending time with poor Rhino, and the helpful letter she sent along with Rhino shows she's going to be a great pet owner- unlike her parents.

Her adorable note contains advice like "Rhino need's lots of atenchen", "don't tease him with treats he will start to bark like crazy" and "his full name is Rhino litning then your last name. please don't rename him".

Rhino was adopted soon after being returned to the Humane Society of Utah, and the new owners agreed to follow the little girl's advice and let Rhino Lightning keep his awesome name.

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Monster Fett - BobAAAAAAHHHHH!


Monster Fett by pigboom

Something strange happened to poor Boba while he was stuck inside that Sarlacc pit monster's belly, and by the time he had cut himself out the transformation had begun. Tentacles started growing out of his mouth, and his helmet had become fused to his head, his flesh growing to cover its surface. His face began to shift and crack beneath the helmet, and his mouth began to bisect his chin until half his face was a slavering maw. But since he was a Fett the first thing he thought was- how can I use this transformation to my advantage as a bounty hunter?

This Monster Fett t-shirt is creepy enough to appeal to monster fans, spacey enough to keep those war in the stars fans satisfied, and so cool you'll be surprised at how many people smile when they see it!

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Mental Melody

What's worse than having a song stuck in your head? A fragment of a song stuck in your head that you can't even identify. You'd like to forget it, but trying to remember the title -or the rest of the song- is driving you to distraction. Maybe if you repeat it in your head enough times, you'll get to the second line. Or maybe not. This is the latest comic from Chaos Life. 


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Take A Trip Into The Monster-Filled Depths Of The Dark Dark Woods

You've heard this tale many times before- a princess is bored of the royal life, so she decides to go out and find some adventure outside the castle walls, where dire circumstances in a dark forest help her grow up fast.

The animated short Dark Dark Woods is kinda like that, only in this story the dark woods come to the princess...

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Dark Dark Woods was created by third year students from The Animation Workshop in Denmark, and hopefully it won't be long before this short is turned into a feature length movie!


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Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish?

Vikings settled in Greenland from 985 CE to somewhere around 1424, then all written records of them vanished. The conventional wisdom is that they flourished in the northern island during the Medieval Warm Period, then could not adapt to the cold after the eruption of the Indonesian volcano Lombok caused global cooling. The changed conditions devastated the Viking's livestock and crops, while the Inuit survived because they lived off seafood. But did those Vikings really die out? Konrad Smiarowski is leading an excavation in Greenland that paints a different picture.   

“Probably about 50 percent of all bones at this site will be seal bones,” Smiarowski says as we stand by the drainage ditch in a light rain. He speaks from experience: Seal bones have been abundant at every site he has studied, and his findings have been pivotal in reassessing how the Norse adapted to life in Greenland. The ubiquity of seal bones is evidence that the Norse began hunting the animals “from the very beginning,” Smiarowski says. “We see harp and hooded seal bones from the earliest layers at all sites.”

A seal-based diet would have been a drastic shift from beef-and-dairy-centric Scandinavian fare. But a study of human skeletal remains from both the Eastern and Western settlements showed that the Vikings quickly adopted a new diet. Over time, the food we eat leaves a chemical stamp on our bones—marine-based diets mark us with different ratios of certain chemical elements than terrestrial foods do. Five years ago, researchers based in Scandinavia and Scotland analyzed the skeletons of 118 individuals from the earliest periods of settlement to the latest. The results perfectly complement Smiarow­ski’s fieldwork: Over time, people ate an increasingly marine diet, he says.

If the Vikings adapted to Greenland's conditions like the Inuit did, why did the Vikings disappear from the historical record? Scientists have differing theories, as laid out in an article at Smithsonian. 


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Invasion Of The Insectoid Tchotchkes

The porcelain tchotchkes of the past were so boringly innocuous they felt out of place in a haunted house, dungeon or starbase, but these insectoid replicant figurines by Curious Cryptid Curios fit right in!

They were crafted by Miss Mantis to fit in with the rest of the snobbish porcelain statues on the shelf, but their heads reveal their true nature and make stuffy statue collectors recoil in horror.

Miss Mantis has also created an amazing series of Altered Authors, starring writers Louisa May Alcottontail, Jane Austern, Salmon Rushdie and the mysterious Neil Gaimantis.

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Keeping up with the Kattarshians

Four kittens live in a house together. It's scaled to be just their size. Three live webcams (and a night vision camera) follow their antics as they learn to get along with each other -or not. Is that a great premise for a show or what? That's Keeping up with the Kattarshians, an Icelandic production starring a litter of kittens who will eventually be up for adoption.    

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The overwhelmingly cute kittens are siblings and we call them the Catdashians (The Kattarshians in Icelandic, due to the spelling in our language) and we’re keeping up with them. They are unfortunately orphans and will stay in their wonderful house for 3-4 weeks until some nice people adopt them and other homeless kittens take their place.

Keeping Up With the Catdashians is a cooperation project with The Icelandic Cat Protection Society and with full knowledge and approval of the Icelandic Food And Veterinary Authority, the Animal Welfare Officer and the Expert Veterinarian and Animal Welfare Officer in Iceland.

Employees and volunteers from The Icelandic Cat Protection Society take care of the kittens and make sure they get a sufficient time with people which is very important. They also take care of housekeeping, cleaning the litter box and serving food. Meanwhile we take a break from the streaming. This happens 2-3 times a day.

This video compiles the best scenes from the past week. To watch the action live, bookmark this link. When I last checked, they were asleep: one in the top bunk, two on the floor, and one in the bathtub.

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Better Get Some Earplugs if You Wanna Cuddle With This Little Mandrake Root

In the world of Harry Potter, mandrakes can be used in some powerful potions, but they are also incredibly dangerous to replant. In other words, don't let this little doll's cute (but grumpy) face fool you, it just takes one ear-piercing scream to kill you. 

If you have some well padded earmuffs and a great planter to store him in though, you can get your hands on this delightful, one-of-a-kind amigurumi on TheTinyGeek's Etsy store.


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Guess What?

Don't you hate it when people actually do this? If you know someone who makes you guess (usually little kids), it's best to have a nonsensical response ready. This is only the beginning of a longer story at Buttersafe, in which he does guess and gets an answer, so go to the comic there and find out what the real surprise is.


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Woman Shows Off Her '57 Chevy, The First And Only Car She Has Ever Bought

People are constantly saying "they don't make them like they used to", a folksy statement that doesn't really apply to many things despite what the speaker had in mind.

But there is one thing they truly don't make like they used to- automobiles. The cars made in the early to mid-20th century were built to last a lifetime or more if properly cared for and driven safely.

Case in point- this 2011 video from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featuring Grace Braeger showing off her cherry 1957 Chevrolet, which is the first and only car Grace has ever bought.

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Grace's beautiful 57 Chevy gives new meaning to the term "granny car"!

-Via Laughing Squid


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In 1914, Feminists Fought For the Right to Forget Childbirth

The concept of "twilight sleep" during childbirth arose around a hundred years ago. Doctors in Freiberg, Germany, would give a woman in labor a combination of drugs, including scopolamine, which gave them the experience of going to sleep and waking up with a new baby. In reality, the drugs did not alleviate pain, but merely caused women to not remember their experience. Patients were often restrained, and even made to wear straightjackets for childbirth. But for the women who experienced it, particularly after several natural births, twilight sleep was a miraculous experience.

“I was so happy,” one women declared. “The night of my confinement will always be a night dropped out of my life,” says another. The association celebrated when a “tenement house mother” gave a twilight sleep speech on the corner of her street.

The twilight sleep movement was immediately controversial, though. While feminist women pushed for access to the technique, doctors fought back. They “refused to be ‘stampeded by these misguided ladies,’” historian Judith Walzer Leavitt wrote, in her account of the movement. Doctors wrote in the popular and academic press about the dangers of twilight sleep and argued that one popular article shouldn’t guide medical practice. But the practice also had advocates in the medical community, and soon American doctors were also traveling to Freiburg to train in twilight sleep techniques.

The campaign was so successful that twilight sleep became the thing to do, and for decades, women weren't given the choice to remain alert during childbirth. With the rise of better painkillers and exposes about twilight sleep, the practice finally faded out in the 1960s. Read about the controversial technique and the campaign to bring it the the U.S. at Atlas Obscura.

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This Betty Boop Makeup is Unbelievable

Betty Boop is one of those awesome characters that is nearly impossible to cosplay right because her portions are just so off. 

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That being said, this Betty Boop cosplay by Jbunzie is one of the best we've ever seen. Of course, that's not just the makeup, which she shows you how to do for yourself in the video, but also her perfect expressions and movements when she imitates the classic cartoon vixen. It really is like Betty Boop crawled off the screen and into real life.m

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ParTea! - We Would Invite You But...

ParTea! by Vincent Trinidad

Chip, Mrs. Potts and the rest of the celebration committee are always inviting others to be their guests, and working their porcelain butts off to make sure everything is just right, but sometimes they need to let their lids down and party too! That's why whenever Beast is gone for a few days the household cooking and cleaning crews team up and throw a big ol' bash, and Belle is the only human who is invited.

Get dressed up for a night of fun with this ParTea! t-shirt by Vincent Trinidad, it's the fun way to show love for your favorite animated feature and it will definitely make your fellow fans grin with delight!

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