One hunter in Sweden took his dog moose hunting in early October. She ran off at the smell of a moose at one point and he lost track of her. When he found the dog, she was bleeding and couldn't get up. At first he thought she was attacked by a moose, but when he watched the Go Pro footage from her collar though, he was shocked to see she was actually mauled by two wolves.
Fortunately, the hunter found his dog and got her to the vet in time and she recovered. Still, it's a good reminder why even hunters should never let their pups run wild without supervision.
Via Daily Dot
We all get gifts we hate at some point or another, but this year you can trade in those unwanted, unreturnable presents to Burger King and get a Whopper instead. The offer only applies at one specific location in Miami and a few locations in Brazil and London. Don't worry though, if you can't make it there, you can always take a photo of your unwanted gifts and post them on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WhopperExchange and you could get some kind of Burger King gift instead. All the unwanted gifts will be donated to charity.
Memes can say a lot about our culture and the top memes of 2016 say a lot about this past year. From Dark Kermit and F* 2016 to Sad Affleck and Phelps Face, memes capture our culture's overall state of mind and popular culture.
Of course, looking back on the top memes of the year isn't just a good way to reflect on the past, it's also a good way to get a quick laugh. While the list isn't complete (they intentionally left out Harambe), it's a good place to start and it leaves plenty of room for you to leave your own favorite memes of the year in the comments.
So if you're feeling nostalgic, curious or just need a chuckle, don't miss this list of 2016's best memes on Thrillist.
Everyone has their favorite Christmas movie, but it turns out that those tastes are often regional. For example, the Rust Belt seems to love Elf while the West has a soft spot for The Nightmare Before Christmas. Love for Home Alone seems to be spread out throughout the country. So what's your state's favorite Christmas film and does it happen to match up with your own personal tastes?
You can see a break down of the movies and the states that love them here.
Via Mental Floss
One of the great and simultaneously awful things about Disney theme parks is that Walt's vision that the parks will never be completed as long as there is imagination left in the world. It's great that we can always expect new and amazing attractions, but it's also frustrating when your favorite ride is no longre there.
You can read up on some of the best rides that no longer exist (or are about to disappear) over at Travel and Leisure. Personally, I rode the Cars-themed version of the flying saucers and wasn't very impressed. Have any of you rode some of these now-defunct rides?
Children in the US are obsessed with Santa Claus, but for the naughty-minded adults, one Christmas character is drastically more interesting -Krampus. If you just have to get your hands on some Krampus gear, whether for yourself or someone naughty on your list, you won't want to miss this Mental Floss list.
Better Off Dead was often overlooked in favor of the classic John Hughes teen comedies, but it for those with a dark sense of humor, it's just as good, if not better. For those that love the film, this trivia on Mental Floss is not to be missed as it's filled with all kinds of surprising facts about the movie. For example, the fact that it's semi-autobiographical, including writer and director Steve Holland's attempted and botched suicide:
I went into the garage, and I put an extension cord on a pipe, and I’m on a garbage can, and I’m thinking, ‘Should I do this? Maybe this isn’t a good idea.’ Anyway, it was a plastic garbage can, and my weight just like crashed through it and I fell, and the pipe broke! And it starts pouring water everywhere. And I’m basically in a garbage can, drowning. And my mom comes and starts yelling at me for breaking a pipe, which is what any mom would do.
Another fun fact: John Cusack absolutely hated the movie when it came out though now his feelings have softened a little and he claims he never actually hated it, he just "didn’t really have a feel for it.”
So check out the full list of trivia tidbits at Mental Floss.
Christmas trees are everywhere this time of year, but while a regular old pine tree might be great in your living room, sometimes you want something different when you own a business trying to get attention.
This Travel and Leisure article is filled with fun and unique Christmas trees you might never see anywhere else -like the deer antler one outside a wild game processing plant in Texas or this LEGO tree spotted at LEGOLAND, California.
There are plenty more fun ones on the list, so don't miss the full list here.
I went to a restaurant last week that offered alcoholic punches served in a cookie jar. As it turns out, that's nothing compared to some of the ridiculous serving methods some hipster restaurants are resorting to.
How do you like your ceasar salad? Without cheese with a cruton napkin ring around a head of romaine? Yeah, that's fancy.
And plates are so 2015, wouldn't you rather eat on a shovel, mouse trap or skateboard? Yeah, the restaurant scene is getting pretty damn stupid.
And what is this even?
See the full list of utterly preposterous food trends over at Buzzfeed.
Cutting snowflake patterns as a child is just one of those special childhood memories everyone seemed to enjoy.
But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it as an adult. In fact, it can be a relaxing hobby and easy holiday decoration. It's especially great if you have a pattern that sparks your geek interest.
Fun.com has a huge collection of geeky superhero snowflake designs, each of which has a free downloadable pattern so you don't have to guess how to make the designs yourself.
We love a good ramen here at Neatorama, but one with four servings of ramen, almost 9 pounds of bean sprouts, 24 ounces of broth all coated in chili powder? That's taking things a little far. But eating something on this scale isn't just recreation, it's a challenge.
And if you can take down this big bowl of noodles and broth from The Umakara Ramen Hyouri restaurant in Tokyo, you could earn $438 -if you do it in 20 minutes. Do it in 30 and you can still walk away with an impressive $236. Of course, a challenge like this isn't without its risks and in this case, it's not just the risk of a very, very bloated belly. If you fail, you owe the restaurant $88 for this massive meal.
You can see more pictures of the crazy dish over at My Navi, but be warned the writing is all in Japanese.
Many kids know the joy of jumpking in a freshly-raked pile of leaves, but their joy is nothing compared to how absolutely thrilled this husky is to see such a majestic playground made just for him.
If that pile of leaves was any smaller, Butch would not only have less fun, but he would probably already make way more of a mess, but because there are so many leaves, it's pretty hard to make much more of a mess.
It's not easy to take home a Christmas tree when you're flying an X-Wing, but it sure looks festive.
It looks a little easier in an A-Wing, but there's still no room for a pilot.
Of course it seems a little easier using the USS Enterprise, but those decorations must be huge if you consider that this ship is supposed to hold over 1,000 people.
These delightful geek Christmas displays were created by Allison Kapner and they can be yours if you visit her Etsy store.
Guy Fieri rubs a lot of people (myself included) the wrong way, but the fact remains that he has some truly die-hard fans who follow Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives everywhere. And it's those fans that make it so worthwhile for restaurants to appear on his show despite the fact that it requires them to close down shop for days and make any and all food items available at the host's requests. While Fieri might seem obnoxious on the show, he's actually more muted and likable in person and his rabid friends flock to restaurants seen on the show making them tourist destinations for years to come.
Read more details about what it's like to work with Fieri on Thrillist.
Most people are familiar with Depression-era photographer Dorthea Lange, but while you probably have seen her Works Progress Administration photographs, you may not have seen her photos from the WWII Japanese internment camps. The reason you haven't seen them is pretty simple -they were censored at the time and not released until 2006.
The photographer was hired by the government to document the relocation of Japanese-Americans in 1942. But Lange had a habit of capturing her opinions in her photography and the military commanders did not like what she had to say about the internment.
You can see more of the incredible and heart-breaking images and read what Lange had to say about the camps over at Counter Current News.
Ever wish you could dine out with the cast of Seinfeld? Or maybe drink with the crew from Cheers? Well, you can't. But you can actually go to Tom's Restaurant or the real Cheers bar. Over at Travel and Leisure, you can read up on the real life bars and restaurants spotted in many classic shows and movies. So which one would you visit if you could? Personally, I'd like to visit the Double R Diner from Twin Peaks to see if their coffee and pie are really that great.
Check out the full list here.
Monkeys and primates can't speak. That much is certain. We know that some primates can learn to speak sign language and many can learn to understand human words, but they still can't talk to us. Until now, many people believed that was because they were physically incapable of speach, but a new study by the University of Vienna reveals that primates do have the physical ability to speak, with larynx, tongues and lips capable of it. Instead, they now believe that the problem lies in their minds -they simply aren't mentally capable of understanding how to use language and forming words.
So will they be able to learn to speak eventually? Maybe after another 1000 years or so of evolution.
During the recession of 2007, many statistics said that the economy was actually worse than the Great Depression and while that might be right as far as financial losses, our security nets prevented it from being nearly as bad on a human level. A look at these amazing photos from New York during the Great Depression show just how bad things were during the 1930s.
The article is a slideshow but the pictures are still pretty impressive, so while scrolling through it might be annoying it is worth the effort. So if you have the time, don't miss this collection of historically fascinating photos.
There aren't many details about this image available, in fact, the original source seems to have deleted it, but when you have the chance to see Mario Kart in real life -complete with balloons, you just have to share it.
Via That Goddamn Rat
Sometimes the best thing in the world is a nice, relaxing bath, but you know what could be better? A nice, relaxing bath with an unbelievable view.
Sure, some people might not feel comfortable bathing out in the open, but for those who dare to bare their bare skin, the reward can be very, very worth it.
If you dream of a bath with an unbeatable panorama, you won't want to miss this great Travel and Leisure article with 19 bath tubs with incredible vews.
I don't know about you guys, but I couldn't be more tired of hearing about Trump and everything else related to the post-election nightmare. One thing that can help ease the pain caused by politics is a picture of a cute kitty. That's why we love Make America Kittens Again, a Chrome extension replaces pictures from articles with the word "Trump" in the headline to show kitty pictures.
Personally, I'd rather have one that includes the words "election, Clinton, Kanye, Kardashians or Taylor Swift" all be replaced with kitty pictures, but I'll take what I can get. You can download the extension here.
Via The Daily Dot
The team at Epbot is quite crafty and also incredibly nerdy, so it's hardly surprising that when they throw a themed Christmas party, they go all out. This year they opted to do a Harry Potter-themed party and the results are amazing.
Every detail, from the food to the trees and the doorway to the lighting is perfectly magical and an incredible blend of Christmas and Harry Potter fun. You can see pictures of the setup over at Epbot.
Anthony Bourdain is the loud, foul-mouthed chef you either love or love-to-hate, but did you know he was a published mystery novelist long before he wrote Kitchen Confidential? Or that writing runs in his blood as his mother was a copy editor at the New York Times?
Of course, it's not his writing that really made Bourdain what he is -it's his abrassive, aggressive personality and in that way, it's hardly surprising that he once considered it a fireable offense to listen to or even enjoy Billy Joel in his presence.
Learn more about the chef with attitude over at Thrillist
Just in time for your yearly Elf viewing, a pop-up bar in Hollywood opened up to sell delicious, Will Ferrell-inspired drinks. Whether you prefer Elf, Semi-Pro, Step Brothers or any other Ferrell film, you're sure to find something to make you laugh at Stay Classy.
Given that so many of the jokes are based on Anchorman, I think it would fit in better in San Diego, but maybe that just makes me a smelly pirate hooker.
The pop-up bar is only open through December 15, so if you live in the area and want to get your Ferrell on, be sure to stop by soon. And if you don't live in the area, you can at least visit vicariously through these LAist pictures.
White elephant gift exchanges are fun, but sometimes it's hard to find just the right gift for the weirdos you know. If you're struggling to come up with the perfect present idea for your white elephant exchange, you won't want to miss this Huffington Post article.
From Nic Cage prayer candles to Christmas-themed TP, the list is full of great terrible ideas, so whether you need to buy an intentionall bad gift or just want a laugh, be sure to head to the Huffington Post.
Looking to blow money on something utterly useless? Then head to Nordstroms where you can get your hands on this great $85 rock that at least comes with a classy leather pouch. It's as though the store itself doesn't know why you would buy it, since their description doesn't even know what the purpose of the stupid thing is, "A paperweight? A conversation piece? A work of art? It's up to you."
Just like many absurd Amazon products, the item is being lampooned on the reviews in Nordstrom's shop. Unfortunately, it seems Nordstrom doesn't have as good of a sense of humor because the item has since been pulled and they also seem to have removed all the reviews. While the small rock version was also removed from the store, the reviews are at least still there.
Instagram Metalslimer isn't afraid to cosplay male and female characters -only unlike most people who chose to do that, he is anything but androgynous. But that's precisely what makes his female cosplays so memorable -especially those Disney babes.
While his Jessica Rabbit is hilarious, the fact that his Belle cosplay looks like Gaston snuck into her wardrobe and got a little crazy.
You can check out his other crazy, hilarious cosplays at his Instagram
Via Nerd Approved
Just last month we linked to a Today I Found Out article featuring 10 facts that sound completely unbelievable, but since then, they've posted two more articles with that very same theme -so now you can learn 20 more unbelievable but true facts. For example, did you know the biggest earthquake ever recorded hit 23 on the Richter Scale? Fortunately, no cities were destroyed because this earthquake was recorded by NASA and took place on a star millions of lightyears away.
Also strange, Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia for food -the local camels there are raised exclusively for racing and domestic purposes. And did you know that the people who voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse were actually married in real life.
Married couple Abby and Matt were sick of being harassed by their parents about having a baby, so when they went to adopt a puppy, they had a brilliant idea about how to get their family to leave them alone.
They had their photographer friend Elisha Minnette take typical, cheesy baby photos with them and their precious new puppy.
One thing's for sure, this loving family sure has a beautiful, bouncing bundle of joy.
Check out more photos from the shoot on Facebook.
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