This Disc Golf Hole-in-One-Shot Has to be Seen to be Believed


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There is a ton of trees in the 365 feet between the disc golf basket in the woods and the place from which the shot originates. But that didn't stop disc golfer Dave Feldberg as he competed in the Maple Hill Open in Massachusetts. Fredberg, with the help of a fortunate bounce off the ground near the basket, made this most unlikely hole in one. His final score was -12; he tied for seventh place, taking home $1,175. Via Uproxx

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An Underground Farm in an Old Bomb Shelter

A World War II bomb shelter 100 feet below the streets London once had room to protect 8,000 people. Now it’s a farm! Last year, we told you about the plans to open an underground vegetable farm called Growing Underground, where leafy greens are grown under LEDs. Now the project is reality.  

Crops will be grown in a sealed clean-room environment with a bespoke ventilation system, advanced LED lighting and a sophisticated irrigation system that enable the farm to produce crops with very little energy.

The farm’s mission is to deliver fresh produce with zero effect on the environment and all energy is sourced from green suppliers.

The farm says its advanced systems mean crops can be grown year-round in a perfect, pesticide-free environment because there is no risk of pests or disease.

“Because we have total control over their environment, each tiny leaf tastes as amazing as the last and because they are unaffected by the weather and seasonal changes, we can reduce the need to import crops and drastically reduce the food miles for retailers and consumers.”

Growing Underground is expected to deliver pea shoots, radishes, coriander, celery, parsley, and other vegetables sometime in July. Read more about the project in two articles at Farmer’s Weekly. -via Boing Boing

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The Funniest Way to Wash Your Dog

It's called the Woof Washer 360. This As Seen on TV product is a clever approach to washing a dog. I want one, but to use on my kids. It would make bath time so much faster!


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The Woof Washer 360 is a perforated garden hose that sprays water from the interior of a circle. You can channel soapy water through it, as well as clean water for rinsing.

One woman in the video says that it's helpful for washing "parts you don't want to touch." Sorry, but I think that's not actually optional, even with this handy tool.

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Public Shamings That Ruined People's Lives

Public shaming has presumably been used as a punishment since people realized they could shame one another, but while shaming was once localized and would usually involve a pretty big faux pas, the internet means someone's entire life can be ruined by total strangers over something as minor as a tasteless Tweet.

This great TopTenz list demonstrates ten times people were publicly shamed online in ways that totally damaged their lives. While you could argue that at least most of them should have known better, it's hard to fualt the baseball fan who tried to catch a foul ball and then ruined his team's chances of making it to the Series.


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Doctors & Daleks: 11th Edition - Tabletop Tardis Anyone?


Doctors & Daleks: 11th Edition by Creative Outpouring

That old roleplaying game about dragons who dwell in dungeons is old hat, but not an old hat like a fez because fezzes are cool, so who can we turn to in hopes of resurrecting tabletop gaming from the dead? The Doctor, that's who, and his otherworldly adventures are already the stuff of legend so a game set in his version of the multiverse would fly off the shelves in no time. Become the lord of your own police box, battle deadly exterminating trash cans and see if you can level your character up to an eleventh, twelfth or even thirteenth incarnation!

Get your geeky game on with this Doctors & Daleks: 11th Edition t-shirt by Creative Outpouring, it's the coolest way to show love for your favorite rpg and your favorite sci-fi super guy.

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Nerf Gun to the Eye

What would it look like if you got shot in the eyes with Nerf darts -those little missiles with suction cups on them? Charles Tietjen shows us. It’s not pretty, but it’s not beyond your capacity to handle.

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It gets even better when he starts looking around. The secret is that he’s wearing contact lenses already. Did that make you feel better about it? I didn’t think so. -via Viral Viral Videos


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One Woman's Behind-the-Scenes Account of What it's Like to Play a Disney Princess

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The article linked within features an account of a woman who played Belle at Disney World in Orlando. She described her perspective on the benefits and downsides of her job. While she enjoyed the admiration that playing a popular princess at the theme park brought, other aspects of her employment weren't as pleasant. She writes,

"We couldn't spend too much time playing with the kids though, because we had to greet 172 guests per hour. Disney decided that was the magic number. An attendant would have a clicker to count the number of people we met, and if we went under, we would get a reprimand. If you get four reprimands, you get fired. It sucked to have a really sweet kid that's waited in line for three hours come up all excited and have to say, 'OK, let's hurry and take our photo' and shove them out the door. When they left the room where we greeted kids at Toontown, they went straight into a massive princess store. I think Disney felt like, 'Well, we want them out of the room and into the princess store to buy some stuff.'"

There are ups and downs with every job, and this is just one woman's account. But due to the high visibility of the job, it's interesting to hear about the real days in the life of Belle. Read her account in its entirety here.


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What Those Lights On Your Dashboard Really Mean

Don’tcha hate it when some new symbol appears on your dashboard display while you’re driving along, representing a new problem with your car that needs to be taken care of ASAP.

Most of us are used to seeing the symbols for low fuel and fasten your seatbelt light up, but what about those weird symbols that don’t seem to make any sense on their own?

Here’s a handy illustrated guide that reveals what your car is trying to tell you with all those dashboard symbols, so you can ramble on down the road secure in the fact that you don't have a battery issue- you just have a drunk robot in your trunk!

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16 Great Works of Snow White Cosplay

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The Evil Queen, jealous of Snow White's beauty, ordered the Huntsman to slay her. Snow White responded by stabbing the Evil Queen through the chest. The end.

It would have made for a very short, but certainly compelling movie. This costume worn by cosplayer Andy Rae might have been selected for the 1937 Disney movie. It's one of many great cosplays inspired by the classic Disney princess film. Let's look at others:

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Tree Kangaroo Fostered by Wallaby Mother

We’ve seen plenty of nursing mammals take in orphan babies of a different species, but it’s a totally different story with marsupials. Kangaroos and wallabies are born very underdeveloped, and stay in their mother’s pouch for months while nursing and growing. At the Adelaide Zoo, a Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo died while nursing a joey. Zookeepers transferred the baby to the pouch of a a Yellow-foot rock wallaby, a completely different species. That had never been done before, but the joey, named Makaia, survived and thrived with his surrogate wallaby mother.

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Now he’s a healthy and adorable young kangaroo being spoiled and fostered by zoo staff. -via Metafilter 

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Disney’s Two-Face: A Split Cinderella/Belle Cosplay

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Before Harvey Dent terrorized Gotham City, the world of Disney had to face the menace of CinderBelle. Charles Battersby cosplayed as both princesses at the recent FlameCon in New York City. The costuming is perfect! But if he tries to flip a coin, start running.

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Ultimate Travel Photography Tips


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Summer is the time for vacations, and as you can probably tell from your social media feeds, most people tend to take boring and uninspired vacation pictures. This video presents some ideas on how to crank up the interest level in your vacation photos. Have mercy on your family or Facebook friends and pick up a few tips. Via Viral Nova


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Milk Pitcher Design Brings You Back to the Barn

It’s an udderly delightful design! 5.5 Design Studio in Paris developed the Vache à Lait—a unique approach to serving milk. The studio made it for CNIEL, a French dairy organization. CNIEL hopes to market unpasteurized milk in a way that reminds you of its origin. Just squeeze a teat to get some milk into a cup, each of which looks like a little milk bucket. Farmers could use the Vache à Lait to sell fresh milk right from their homes to passersby.


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Photos of Famous Musicians as Children


Joey Ramone and his father


Sometimes when rock stars and celebrities create such larger-than-life images, we sometimes forget that they are just human beings, most of whom had childhood experiences very similar to ours. The article linked below contains wonderful shots of famous musicians from that key developmental range of time: early childhood. From sweet and sassy country music legend Dolly Parton to self-destructive, impetuous Sex Pistols guitarist Sid Vicious and everywhere in between, the collection is eclectic and fascinating. Check out all of the photos here. 

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The Thing about Depression Is It Hides Behind Corners

DeviantART member DestinyBlue illustrates her experience with mental illness in this piece titled Depression. She explains that unlike physical wounds, mental injuries hide from view. People with them may put on masks of well-being, but turn the corner and you'll see the truth. She writes:

Depression is so disgusting because it erodes the you-ness of you, the qualities you like in yourself are taken over, even the things you enjoy doing you have to do in the tar. It is not your fault, though it can feel like it is, and others may think it is. I hate that some people think it shows weakness. It shows no more weakness than walking up a mountain with a broken leg shows weakness. Your brain's broken and you must get on -despite- that, doing the washing can be a huge victory, higher than climbing a mountain with a broken leg, and a lot more sensible. People congratulate me for creating a piece of art, or running my own business. No one congratulated me when I did my washing. But really, in my darkest time, it was one of my greatest achievements. And, on some future day where I'm feeling bad, putting another load of washing on will be a big achievement again.

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Corporal Corpse (Neon) - He'll Soon Be Promoted To Stiff Sergeant


Corporal Corpse (Neon) by Wolf Krusemark

Sometimes when you smell the stench of death on the battlefield there's something far worse than a corpse waiting for you in the next trench, and soldiers who refuse to stay dead make battlefields feel even more like hell on Earth. It takes a strong mind and confidence in your combat abilities to keep on fighting when you're facing an army of zombies who are hungry for brains and hell bent on your destruction....

Scare up some smiles with this Corporal Corpse (Neon) t-shirt by Wolf Krusemark, it's a terrifying way to show some love for classic horror and the undead creatures that haunt our dreams!

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Call of Tutu

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The question is, do you let the cat in at night, or not? Before watching Call of Tutu, I would’ve said, “Of course!” But as it goes on, I changed my mind. This unsettling short film was obviously influenced by H.P. Lovecraft; in fact, filmmaker Aaron Vanek says as much. I do believe they gave just a little too much of it away at the end, but it’s still terrifically creepy. -via Metafilter


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Why Do the Players at Wimbledon Have to Wear White?

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White became the color of tennis uniforms as a result of the Championships at Wimbledon, UK. It is a tradition that dates back to the 1800s, when tennis was one of the few sports available to women. Sweaty clothes might create the impression that women perspire, which is, of course, something that must be concealed from public view. So the All-England Club mandated white clothes for the players. A 2014 article in the New York Times explains:

In his memoir “Sixty Years in Tennis,” Tinling recalled the uproar caused by a similar dress he made for Betty Hilton the next year when she played in the Wightman Cup, a team competition held at Wimbledon. Hazel Wightman, the namesake of the event and a matriarchal figure in American tennis in that era, objected to the intrusion of color and even suggested that Hilton had lost because she was “self-conscious about the color on her dress.”

The next day, Wightman asked the Wimbledon committee to ban the dresses, and in 1949 there were signs in the Wimbledon dressing rooms saying, “Competitors are required to wear all-white clothing.”

Although Wimbledon officials have occasionally deviated from this standard over the years, recently, they've enforced it rather strictly. Business Insider describes the current rules:

Last year, the Club issued 10-part "decree" included in the competitor's guide all players must follow. Included in the decree are new rules revolving around the wearing of white, including stipulations like:

  • "White does not include off-white or cream."
  • There can only be “a single trim of color no wider than one centimeter.”
  • "Any [colored] undergarments that either are or can be visible during play (including due to perspiration)” are not allowed. 

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A Different Kind Of Hot Dog For Every State In The Union

Hot dogs have become an integral part of the American barbecue, and this Fourth of July there are bound to be thousands of weenies getting grilled in backyards across the country.

But hot dogs are one of those universally liked food products that nobody can seem to agree on, because everybody likes their dog done up their way.

There are the tomato and pickle loving people in Chicago, the spicy pepper fans in Arizona, and this monstrosity representing Iowa:

Suffering succotash, what happened to that poor hot dog?!

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This Strawberry Looks Like a Chicken


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Reuben and April Welch of Grove Farm in Bonnyrig, Scotland grow strawberries. While harvesting their crop this summer, they spotted this unusual fruit. The strawberry looks like a plump chicken, especially after placing a bit of leaf on one side to serve as a beak. They quipped, "Going to have to eat this chicken as it hasn't laid a single bloody egg yet."

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Tiny Hamster’s Tiny Barbecue

Tiny Hamster is back and getting ready for the 4th of July celebrations with a tiny barbecue! That means a tiny little cookout with tiny little veggie burgers and vegetable shish-kabob, a pool to cool off in, tiny holiday hats, and a picnic table set for friends (rabbit, guinea pig, and hedgehog).  

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The critters obviously cared way more about the food than the patriotic occasion, but a good time was had by all. -Thanks, Jake!

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Uncle Watermelon Is Perfect for the Fourth of July!

Charles Pheonix is a speaker, performer, cook, and all-around exemplar of 1950s Americana. From his famous Test Kitchen, he's delivered to the world extraordinary works of food art, such as a cereal cake, a meat Nativity set, and a Santa Claus meatloaf.

Most recently, he's devised a hot summer treat and party activity that is perfect for your Fourth of July get-together. It's called Uncle Watermelon. Think of it as a snowman that you can make in the summer. Offer your guests a watermelon, toothpicks, and an assortment of fruits and vegetables. Put them all together like a Mr. Potato head.

-Thanks, Rusty Blazenhoff!


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Truck Spill Frees a Million Bees

We once posted about the business of hauling pollinating bees across country by truck for agricultural purposes. And it had to happen sooner or later. A truck carrying bees through Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, overturned on I-90 and spilled up to a million bees on Sunday. Traffic was backed up for a couple of miles, and drivers were warned to keep their windows rolled up. To make matters worse, Coeur d'Alene was hosting an Iron Man Triathlon event at the same time. That couldn’t have been pleasant. -via reddit

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Fashionable Evening Gowns Made of Fake Nails

Anna GoswAmi totally nailed it! She's a fashion designer who recently graduated from the Central Saint Martins art school in London. For her final project, she made several dresses using fake fingernails. They're original but classy expressions of glamour. Take a look:

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15 Fascinating Facts About Saving Private Ryan

Steven Spielberg’s 1998 film Saving Private Ryan took war movies to another level. The realism and attention to detail were unprecedented. Seventeen years later, let’s find out a bit of what went on behind the scenes to bring the project together.  

2. STEVEN SPIELBERG WAS INSPIRED TO DIRECT THE MOVIE BECAUSE OF HIS FATHER.

Spielberg directed Saving Private Ryan as a tribute to his father, Arnold Spielberg, who served in the U.S. Army and Signal Corps, and fought in Burma during World War II as a radio operator in a B-25 squad. Arnold also helped a young Steven to direct his first movies as a teenager, both of which involved plots that took place during World War II. Escape to Nowhere was a 40-minute behind enemy lines movie that a young Spielberg shot with his friends, while Fighter Squad was shot at the Sky Harbor Airport hangar in Phoenix, Arizona, which conveniently housed grounded former WWII fighter planes that the young Spielberg and his friends used, but didn’t fly.

3. IT’S PARTLY BASED ON A TRUE STORY.

Contrary to popular belief, Saving Private Ryan is not based on the Sullivan brothers, a group of five brothers who were all killed in action while serving in the US Navy during World War II on the USS Juneau. The movie is actually based on the Niland brothers, four siblings who all served in the US Army during World War II. Three brothers—Robert, Preston, and Edward—were supposedly killed in action, which caused their remaining brother, Fritz (whom the titular Private Ryan was based on) to be shipped back to America so that the Niland family wouldn’t lose all of their sons. Edward, who was originally thought dead, was actually found alive after escaping a Japanese prison camp in Burma, making two surviving brothers out of the four who fought in the war.

You can read more about the Sullivan brothers and the Niland brothers in previous articles. And you’ll learn a lot more about what into Saving Private Ryan -especially the opening D-Day scene- at mental_floss.


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This Trailer Is the TARDIS of Campers


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The Conqueror is much bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside. As this tour video shows, even when you think that you've reached the end, there's always one more option that unfolds. It's got a complete kitchen, a bedroom with a heater, fan, and TV. There's storage space for fishing rods, a hot water heater, and a grill. What impresses me the most are the solar panels, which could be handy for roaming through the wilderness for extended periods of time.

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35 Times Deadpool Portrayed The Best Deadpool Money Can Buy

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Deadpool quickly became a fan fav because of his ability to break the fourth wall, his jokes for all occasions, and his seemingly inherent ability to wisecrack and kick ass at the same time.

He ain’t much to look at under that mask of his, but boy is he a sight to behold when he’s all suited up and going pew-pew-pew while stuff falls down around his head!

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Dorkly put together an amazing collection featuring 35 Times Deadpool Was Super Deadpool-y which will either reinvigorate your love for that merc with a mouth, or serve as a primer on why you should be reading his books! 'Nuff said!

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Expiry Date - Best If Used Before, Oh, Never Mind...


Expiry Date by Amanda Flagg

Keeping a fairy in a bottle is a good idea when you're on the move and don't want to worry about their safety, but even a mythical being needs a little fresh air every once in a while. If you hear the tinkle of her little tinker's bell that means it's time to pop the cork and let that pixie catch her breath, or you're liable to end up with a magical murder charge on your Neverland rap sheet!

Add some magic and mystery to your geeky wardrobe with this Expiry Date t-shirt by Amanda Flagg, it's the wickedly funny way to show some love for Peter Pan and his pouty pixie pal!

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Whodunit: Tornado Allie

The following is a Whodunit by Hy ConradThese mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution?

The air in Prairie Flats had been calm all morning. But by noon the wind had whipped up out of the east, and just a half-hour later a small, rainless tornado was pummeling the farming community, its funnel leaving behind a path of destruction and at least one fatality.

The body of Allie Brinker was found lying in a ditch. There was a gash in the young woman's forehead and a trickle of blood that had fallen in neat round drops onto the ground. Not far away, a broken, bloodied fence post led the police to an obvious conclusion. The wind had torn up the post and sent it flying into her head.

"I blame myself," Allie's Uncle Nate told the neighbors. "She was at my place, playing with her one-year-old niece. Just as the wind was picking up, Allie decided to run back home across the fields. I told her to stay. The radio was warning of twisters. I should have stopped her."

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The Tape Measure Master

His superpower is wielding a steel tape measure. With it, he can flip switches from across the room, snatch objects, or use a Porta-Potty. He could probably even cure a rainy day and resolve buried childhood anxieties. He's Tape Measure Man! 


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