Tiny Paintings Of Noble Monsters

Very few artists enjoy painting in miniature, and even fewer attempt to add just as much detail to their tiny painting as they would to a full-sized piece.

Which is why painter Chris Seaman is a rare breed of artist indeed, because he has chosen to paint portraits of noble monsters full of lifelike detail on a canvas only a few inches wide.

Chris calls his miniature paintings of noble monsters Cameo Creeps, and they're just the kind of thing you'd find inside a Bride of Frankenstein's locket or on the nightstand next to Mama Cthulhu's bed.

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How US Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful

There are more than 4,600 colleges and universities in the U.S. They are spread across the nation, and many are in small towns. Where did they come from? There was a boom in college founding in the 19th century, mainly of small private institutions along the frontier. As Americans moved west, more schools were planted, and by 1880, while France has 16 colleges, Ohio by itself had 37. They weren't regulated at all, and accepted anyone who would pay the tuition.

The rationale for starting a college in the 19th century usually had less to do with promoting higher learning than with pursuing profit. For most of US history, the primary source of wealth was land, but in a country with a lot more land than buyers, the challenge for speculators was how to convince people to buy their land rather than one of the many other available options. (George Washington, for instance, accumulated some 50,000 acres in the western territories, and spent much of his life unsuccessfully trying to monetise his holdings.) The situation became even more desperate in the mid-19th century, when the federal government started giving away land to homesteaders. One answer to this problem was to show that the land was not just another plot in a dusty agricultural village but prime real estate in an emerging cultural centre. And nothing said culture like a college. Speculators would ‘donate’ land for a college, gain a state charter, and then sell the land around it at a premium, much like developers today who build a golf course and then charge a high price for the houses that front on to it.

Of course, chartering a college is not the same as actually creating a functioning institution. So speculators typically sought to affiliate their emergent college with a religious denomination, which offered several advantages. One was that it segmented the market. A Presbyterian college would be more attractive to Presbyterian consumers than the Methodist college in the next town. Another was staffing. Until the late-19th century, nearly all presidents and most faculty at US colleges were clergymen, who were particularly attractive to college founders for two reasons. They were reasonably well-educated, and they were willing to work cheap. A third advantage was that the church just might be induced to contribute a little money from time to time to support its struggling offspring.

Today, American schools account for 52 of the top 100 universities in the world, and even small colleges draw students from around the world. How did that happen? An article at Aeon explains how the flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today. -via Digg   


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It's Showtime, Babe - Say My Name, Say My Name, Say My Name!


It's Showtime, Babe by Punksthetic

It's about time for someone to say Beetlejuice's name three times again, because the world is such a scary and ridiculous place these days that anything he does would be a welcome change from the norm! Seriously folks, could you imagine how much fun we could have with a Beetlejuice on our side? And compared to the current administration Beetlejuice doesn't seem that evil at all, just mischievous and misunderstood, so maybe we could use his kooky powers to shake up the system a bit and get us back to where we were when he first appeared. And if all should fail it would be good to have a guy like him on your side when we cross over to the other side- if only to use as sandworm bait!

Get geared up for some spooky fun with this It's Showtime, Babe t-shirt by Punksthetic, it's the totally radical way to show love for your favorite ghostly goofball and make people smile maniacally wherever you go!

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If Cell Phone Commercials Were Honest

In the latest installment of Cracked's Honest Ad series, Roger Horton is back to sell you a "pocket box" called the iHorton BS8. I think you know what they are parodying. 

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Is the new pocket box worth upgrading from your iHorton BS7? You betcha! It's newer, has some features you may or may not care about, and most of all, it's more expensive. That's why you need one right now. This is, of course, aimed at people who use a phone for everything, like a computer in your pocket (hence "pocket box"). As a satisfied flip phone user, I found this quite amusing. -via Geeks Are Sexy  


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The Language Detectives

On a Dallas-bound flight in1979, Roger Shuy, a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, struck up a conversation about his work with a lawyer sitting next to him. Shuy had spent a couple of decades studying dialect differences, the effects of context on meaning, and how social norms shape language. He explained that, essentially, his job was to tape-record how people talked. “Wow,” the lawyer said, “my partner has a case involving tape-recorded evidence. Would you be willing to look at the tapes?”

Shuy agreed- and became an expert witness in a case of attempted murder-for-hire. A Texas oil millionaire was accused of arranging to kill his estranged wife and the judge overseeing his divorce proceedings. While the oilman claimed he had hired one of his employees to tail his wife and collect evidence of an affair, the employee told police he had been asked to find someone to kill the pair.

Shuy analyzed recorded conversations, and found that the oilman’s answers of “good” and “all right” to suggestions about wanting people dead -crucial evidence for the prosecution- had strange intonation and timing. Shuy showed, with the help of an FBI video, that the “good” and “all right” weren’t responses to his employee at all, but discourse fillers related to a different thread of the conversation. The oilman was acquitted. The experience led Shuy into a career as a forensic linguist.

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Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose ... Except When it's Metal Rose!


Dozen Metal Roses by MetalRelic

NeatoShop artist Jeremy Werkheiser is one talented man - not only does he design cool T-shirts for his Taped Ape store, but he's also an expert welder. He's created these awesome metal roses from scrap metal.

Take a look at more of Jeremy's creations over at MetalRelic - Thanks Thomas!


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The Ainu: From Prejudice to Pride

The Ainu people have lived on Hokkaido for over 20,000 years. They also settled in Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, and other islands in the north Pacific. Hokkaido is the northern of the two largest islands of Japan. The other, Honshu, is the dominant culture, so most children raised in Japan learn little about the indigenous Ainu. In fact, news reports in the 20th century led people to believe the Ainu are extinct! But 16,000 people in Japan identify as Ainu, and the Japanese prejudice against them is just beginning to lift. An article in Hakai magazine tells us about the Ainu, particularly about their cultural link to bears.

The Ainu, like their ancestors, shared their land with an important predator. The brown bears of Hokkaido, Ursus arctos yesoensis, are closely related to the grizzlies and Kodiaks of the New World, though they’re on the smallish side, with males reaching two meters in height and fattening to almost 200 kilograms.

In the north, the lives of the Ainu and their ancestors were closely entwined with the bears, their fiercer cousins. Where bears fished, humans fished. Where bears picked monkey pear, humans picked monkey pear. Where bears tramped, humans tramped. They were kindred spirits, and so strong was the connection between humans and bears, that it lasted across time and cultures. The people honored bear spirits through ritual for thousands of years, deliberately placing skulls and bones in pits for burial. And in historical times, written accounts and photographs of a bear ceremony show that the Ainu maintained this deep kinship.

As the Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past. Read about both at Hakai.  -via Digg


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This Little Guy's Blind Date Isn't Quite What He Expected In 'Helga'

I don't know what it is about the name Helga that conjures up images of a big, burly woman who would make male Vikings tremble in their furry boots, but I apologize to all the Helgas out there for this stigma.

And unfortunately this animated short created by Justin Sklar at the Ringling College of Art & Design isn't helping matters much, although it does have a happy ending for Helga so maybe there's hope for the name Helga after all!

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Boy Scouts Will Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

The Boys Scouts of America announced some changes today in the way they admit girls into their ranks. The organization already had four separate programs for girls, but beginning in 2018, girls can join Cub Scout dens, and beginning in 2019, girls will be admitted to a program that could lead them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. These decisions come over the objection of the Girl Scouts. But honestly, which would you rather put on a resume, that you sold a lot of cookies or that you are an Eagle Scout?

Earlier this year, the National Organization for Women urged the Boy Scouts to admit girls to the entire program, supporting the efforts of a New York teenager, Sydney Ireland, to attain the rank of Eagle Scout, as her older brother did.

"I just want to do what the Boy Scouts do — earn the merit badges and earn the Eagle Award," she told NBC News. "The Girl Scouts is a great organization, but it's just not the program that I want to be part of. I think girls should just have the opportunity to be a member of any organization they want regardless of gender."

Read more about the decision at NBC.  -via Uproxx


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Intimate Photos Of Americans In Their Bedrooms Reveal Their Private Lives

The bedroom is the one room in your house that can be a bit of a mess even when you're entertaining guests because most people don't expect guests will go into their bedrooms so they maintain it to their own taste.

Seeing the inside of a person's bedroom can tell you things about them no other room in the house can, and observing the way they live and where they sleep also says an awful lot about who they are and their economic status.

Portland, Oregon-based photographer Barbara Peacock asked people all over the USA to let her into their homes so she can take a picture of them in their bedrooms for a series meant to reveal "the hidden and transparent complexities of who Americans are as individuals and a nation".

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Building the LEGO Millennium Falcon

LEGO's new Star Wars Millennium Falcon set is the biggest LEGO set ever. It contains 7,541 pieces and will cost $799. Even if you have that much money, you still won't be able to buy one until December, unless you are a LEGO VIP member. WIRED managed to get one, and recorded its crew putting the set together. Watch this time-lapse video to see how they do it, so you won't have to deal with the huge instruction book, which could be as heavy as the finished model.  

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Even with teams working in shifts, it took them four days to compete the spaceship. If it was me, there would be a piece or two left over at each step, or else way too many missing. -via Tastefully Offensive


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Hilarious Memes To Get You In The Mood For Fall

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When the cool fall winds start to roll in and the pumpkin spice starts to flow the Halloweenies crawl out of their crypts for the first time in months so they can gather supplies for All Hallows' Eve.

So if you see someone walking around town with a pumpkin on their head just smile and wave- and keep your hands off their candy.

Now that all the Halloween stores are open it's time to prepare for the big night, but if you're looking for an original costume idea don't bother heading to the Halloween stores- unless you're looking to go as the latest "IT" ghoul.

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If you haven't started decorating for Halloween yet here's a clever life hack: just buy a drink and a pack of gum at CVS and you'll have enough receipt paper to decorate all the trees in your front yard!

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See 12 Hilarious Memes To Get You Ready For Fall here


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A Man and His Cat Travel Australia

Richard East has been traveling around Australia in his VW van for more than two years now, accompanied by his cat Willow. He says traveling (and living in a van) with a cat is easier than traveling with a dog because she's so laid back. Willow doesn't wander far off, but just in case, she is wearing a tracking collar. He posted this picture of him and Willow having tea and a chat in a forest at reddit. He also answers questions about his experience traveling with Willow. You can keep up with their adventures at East's website or Facebook or Instagram.

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The Scary Door - Do Not Open Until Some Time In The Future


The Scary Door by BazNet

You're about to enter a dimension both ridiculous and stupid, a dimension where the future is full of drunk robots, deranged aliens and a pizza boy who is in love with a mutant cyclops. Don't look now but you've walked through The Scary Door straight into the future, and now there's no way to avert your eyes from the hilarity. What's that robot doing over there? Oh, he's just playing with his stabbing knife while he waits for a meatsack to walk by so he can stab it. And that extremely wrinkled old man over there who keeps muttering to himself is in charge of it all, because he's the one who schedules all the deliveries and keeps his Planet Express crew on track...also, he makes clones of himself and does lots of other sciency stuff that screws with reality...

Take your favorite fictional franchise within a science fictional franchise with you wherever you go with this The Scary Door t-shirt by BazNet, and watch your fellow fans light up because they get the joke!

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Crazy Things Celebrities Did in the Name of Scientology

Scientology is known for its many celebrity followers, and it's also known for making those followers do some strange things. For example, Nancy Cartwright created a robo-call recording in the voice of Bart Simpson to solicit donations for the church -prompting Fox to issue a public statement stating they do not support any any "religion, philosophy or system of beliefs."

You can read some of the strangest things Scientologist celebrities have done over on Thrillist


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12 Halloween Traditions From Around the World

In the US, Halloween is a fun holiday centered around costumes, horror movies, and candy. Countries around the world celebrate either Halloween or other holidays commemorating the spirits of the dead, because the end of the growing season in autumn reminds us of our own mortality. Some of those traditions are a bit like the American Halloween, such as the Kawasaki Halloween Parade in Japan.     

At the end of every October for the past 21 years, nearly 4000 costumed Halloween enthusiasts from all around the world have gathered in Kawasaki, just outside Tokyo, for the Kawasaki Halloween Parade, which is the biggest parade of its kind in Japan. However, not everyone can simply join in the festivities. The Kawasaki Halloween Parade has strict guidelines and standards, so you have to apply for entry two months before the parade begins.

While the party aspect of Halloween is spreading, many places mark holidays that are more somber, or even religious, as they pay respect to the departed. Read about the widely-varying traditions of Halloween or Halloween-like holidays at Mental Floss.

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35-Year-Old Can Of Corn Donated To Food Bank, Who Naturally Decides To Open It

Foodbanks are used to receiving really old canned food donations from the back of people's cabinets, and they often receive sealed cans well past the "eat by" date that they end up throwing away.

But when the Cardiff Foodbank received can of Green Giant Corn Niblets from 1982 they used it as a teachable moment instead of tossing it out, reminding the public that it's important to check those expiry dates before donating.

Then they decided to crack the can open to see what 35-year-old Niblets look like.

Cardiff Foodbank was also given a can of Heinz Kidney Soup from 1971, to which Heinz responded by saying: "Wow! That soup was discontinued over 35 years ago. Should be in a museum rather than a food bank! :)"

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about The Abyss

When movie director James Cameron dived in a submarine to the deepest part of the Mariana Trench in 2012, it wasn't his first big underwater stunt. Neither was his 1997 film Titanic. He went underwater in a big way for the 1989 science fiction film The Abyss, in which a deep-sea crew encounters a "non-terrestrial intelligence" that lives in the water. The movie was a hit, and a technical wonder, but making it was anything but easy.    

9. Ed Harris almost drowned on set.

At one point he’d signaled for someone to bring him some oxygen since he was out but the person that finally brought it to him handed the regulator upside down. Water filled his throat before another person could set it right. Harris apparently broken down after this.

8.  The resuscitation scene was a little too real for comfort.

Apparently Harris was really pounding on [Mary Elizabeth] Mastrantonio’s chest and got a little carried away. When she found out the camera broke halfway through the scene she wasn’t too happy.

Read more of the difficulties of filming The Abyss in a trivia list at TVOM.  


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A Tiny Kitten And A Bunny Play Tag

House cats can overcome the primal urge to hunt prey animals like rodents, birds and rabbits and peacefully co-exist in the same household if you socialize them with other species when they're young.

But it's rare to see the exact moment when a kitty and a bunny become best friends, so cherish this precious moment caught on video as a tiny kitten and a little bunny play a rollicking game of tag.

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How the Real Madame Tussaud Built a Business Out of Beheadings

We are familiar with Madame Tussaud's famous, almost-200-year-old wax museum, but who was she, and how did she become a renowned "exhibitionist?" Hard work and talent, for sure, but Marie Grosholtz was also in the right place at the right time to capitalize on the public's fascination with celebrities -beginning with a morbid fascination for dead celebrities. Born in Strasbourg, France, in 1761, Grosholtz's mother worked for an anatomist who sculpted in wax. Young Marie learned his art at the time the French Revolution provided plenty of celebrity executions. The public was keen to see those celebrities, and sculptures made from their actual death masks was the key to authenticity.

The work required equal comfort in palaces and in prisons, and a certain ease with the grotesque: in her memoirs, Tussaud claimed that she sat “on the steps of the exhibition, with the bloody heads on her knees, taking the impressions of their features.”

Success in waxworks involved not only artistic skill and patience, but an ear to the ground and fast feet: when Charlotte Corday murdered the radical Jean-Paul Marat in his bathtub, Marie got to the scene so fast, the killer was still being processed by law enforcement as she started work on Marat’s death mask.

Madame Tussaud eventually moved to England and opened her museum. You can read her story at Atlas Obscura.


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Secrets And Oddities That Exist Beyond The Frame Of Silent Hill 2

When I played Silent Hill 2 for the first time back in 2001 certain elements of the storyline actually gave me nightmares, which was truly impressive considering I was a twenty-something-year-old horror movie fiend. 

I appreciated being truly creeped out by a video game, but I didn't really appreciate all the revolutionary gameplay elements and environmental work Konami put in to the creation of Silent Hill 2.

After watching this incredibly revealing episode of Off Camera Secrets by Boundary Break I now see the strange creatures and deeply disturbing storylines are only part of the reason Silent Hill rose to the top of the horror game pyramid.

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The Story of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.

The official title of what was to become (probably) the most beloved of Abbott and Costello's 30-odd films is actually Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein or Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein. These were the titles on the posters and lobby cards, as well as the film's opening credits. No matter, to millions of Abbott and Costello fans as well as millions of horror film fans, it will forever be known, even if incorrectly, as Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The original, planned title was actually The Brain of Frankenstein, but this was changed to make it sound less like a standard horror film, as well as to cash in on A&C's box office appeal.

Lou Costello wasn't exactly thrilled when he read the movie's original screenplay. "No way I'll do that crap," he complained, "My little girl could write something better than this." A $50,000.00 advance in his salary, plus the inclusion of  Charles Barton, who Bud and Lou both loved, as the film's director, helped change Lou's mind. (Bud and Lou were to be paid a final salary of $105,000).

Made on a shoestring budget of less than $800,000, production began on February 5, 1948.

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The Best Halloween News Bloopers

What could be more tempting than to startle a news anchor or reporter, especially when they've been primed by a spooky report already? It happens every Halloween, and it's recorded on video for posterity.

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News Be Funny has a mega-compilation of newspeople who couldn't stay calm and cool while reporting on Halloween shenanigans. There are also clips of pranks and silliness and unexpected weirdness that happens when you do Halloween live on the air.   

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24 Events From Stories That Are Completely Different On Film

L. Frank Baum wrote 14 books about the land of Oz, but the movie was just a dream. Was MGM convinced that adults would consider movie more believable that way? Apparently the thought of a sequel never crossed their minds. Movies (and TV shows) often alter the details of the original source, whether it's a novel or a true story. The reasons vary, but often it just comes down to making things more exciting for the viewer. For example, Sarah Paulson showed off some serious acting chops in the O.J. Simpson miniseries last year.



And so did Marcia Clark in the courtroom. She acted professionally, while Paulson acted emotionally, because that's what the script demanded for each of them. I had wondered how I ever forgot that topless picture detail, but now that's all cleared up. Read two dozen ways that movies (and TV shows) were different from the original source at Cracked.


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Rick Tshirt - At Least The Pickle Was Edible!


Rick Tshirt by Legendary Phoenix

If you thought turning himself into a pickle was the pinnacle of Rick's misadventures think again, because he's gone and done the worst thing for a people hater to do- he turned himself into a t-shirt! Now he has to hang out on a person all day long, going to all the stupid and boring places they want to go and listening to all the dumb things they have to say, plus they'll constantly be dropping bodily fluids on his face...wow Rick, you really screwed up this time! *wink*

Take a cartoon pal with you wherever you go with this Rick Tshirt by Legendary Phoenix, it's a loud yet subtle design that will make all the Mortys stop and say "oh yeah!" wherever you go!

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Ozzy Man Reviews The Last Jedi Trailer

Ozzy Man (Ethan Marrell) is known for his hilarious video narratives that feature overly-excited non-stop Australian-style blue language. This one is different, in that the profanity is pretty minimal, relative to his other videos. That said, it does contain some NSFW language.

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He has something to say about every character in the new trailer for The Last Jedi, the porg more so than anyone. We find out where Poe Dameron's name probably came from. And he says what the rest of us were thinking about that last bit. -via Tastefully Offensive


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Toronto Airport’s Inunnguat Are Sending the Wrong Message

The three figures you see here are on display at Toronto Pearson International Airport. They are examples of inuksuit, stacked stone markers that are a traditional part of the Inuit culture. When one represents a human figure, it's called inunnguaq. The shape of each inuksuk has a specific meaning, and were often used to give information to travelers. These inunnguaq were commissioned for the Toronto airport to welcome travelers to Canada with native art.   

As the CBC reports, the federal government commissioned these particular artworks back in 1963, from an Inuk artist named Kiakshuk. Save for a brief stint in storage, they’ve been standing near Terminal One since then, in these same positions. The concern about them is new, and was spurred when CBC Nunavut posted photos of the statues on Facebook, prompting a near-immediate response from Inuk readers. (“That kind of inukkuk/inuksuk signifies a bad [omen], a place of horrible death,” one, Jessie Kaludjak, wrote.)

That's the last thing you want to signal at an airport! How did it happen? Atlas Obscura has updates on the story with an explanation. It's cautionary tale that reminds us how easy it can be to misinterpret traditions from cultures we don't know enough about. In another example, the article has many links to the CBC. In an early CBC report, the works are called inukshuks, while a later story uses inuksuit, the proper plural of the Inuit word inuksuk.    

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Hall of the Mountain King, Line Rider Version

DoodleChaos spent a month creating a music video for Edvard Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King" using the app Line Rider. Yes, it was all drawn by hand. You know the song, so you can anticipate how it builds to a chaotic frenzy and goes completely off the rails -literally, in this version.   

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Synchronizing the drawings to the music was a painstaking job, and DoodleChaos says he/she never wants to hear the song again. I understand, but it's worth it for the many folks who are enjoying it now. -via reddit


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The Floor is Melting!

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Imagine walking into a business and having to cross this floor! You might be surprised to learn it's easy, because the floor is perfectly flat. Just keep your eye on the door at the other end of the hall. This optical illusion is the entrance to the showroom at Casa Ceramica, a tile company in Manchester, UK. The floor helped them win a design award recently.

Each tile was custom cut and numbered to produce the illusion. That has to impress customers coming into the showroom, once they understand it's not really falling in! -via Digg


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Guy Creates A Tinder Profile For His Alaskan Malamute And The Conversations Are Hilarious

Nobody can make you feel like an unwanted and unlovable schlub on Tinder quite like a dog, because while people are busy swiping left on your profile pic everyone will swipe right on a pic of a cute dog.

Phil the Alaskan Malamute's owner created a Tinder profile for him to test this theory, and not only did Phil's profile pic get him lots of love it sparked some crazy conversations with humans looking for pets in all the wrong places.

Some people saw Phil's profile and tried to woo him away from his owner with promises of belly rubs, head scratches and biscuits, but it turns out Phil was only in it for the exposure.

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