We have previously featured the work of talented designer Alassie of El Costurero Real, but in our past article, we only showed her butterfly scarves and antlers. Since then, she has added all number of new fantasy-inspired clothing and accessories to her shop.
Whether you're looking for hair accessories, cloaks, capes, full outfits, wedding dresses or jewelry, the shop is bound to offer some type of beautiful creation perfect for entering your own private fantasy world. See all of El Costurero Real's offerings here.
Conservatives may hate the EPA, but it was created for one very good reason and that is that pollution and environmental disasters can not only destroy the planet, but everyone living on it. This All That is Interesting article shows just how dangerous pollution can be by featuring five different ghost towns that have been destroyed by environmental disasters. For example, Centralia, Pennsylvania, a small town that has been burning since the coal mines below the city caught fire in 1962:
While exact causes of the fire remain disputed, analysts agree that a 1962 fire tore through the town’s abandoned coal mines and has not yet stopped. Residents became aware of the fire decades later, and in 1984 Congress allocated more than $40 million to relocate Centralia residents — many of whom did not see the risk that the fires posed.
Then-governor Bob Casey condemned all Centralia estates in 1992, but backlash from Centralia citizens kept Centralia’s zip code alive until 2002.
So check out the full story of Centralia as well as four other cities destroyed by environmental disasters over on All That is Interesting.
Nature is as ugly as it is beautiful -and it's very, very dangerous. In this incredible video, you can see the horrifying mob violence that occurs when spider crabs get their claws on an octopus -and completely rip it open.
One thing's for sure -the video will make you think twice before messing with these spider crabs.
Hungry for a more immersive way to enjoy the new Beauty and the Beast movie? Then you'll want to head to Hollywood's The Bazaar to check out chef José Andrés' $120 ten-course tasting menu based on the film.
Aside from delicious treats like the “Belle of the Ball” cocktail, an Enchanted Rose, a Chocolate Beast and Chip’s Sweet Chips, diners will also gain VIP admission to see the film at the famous El Captian Theater.
In celebration of Blue Monday's fifty year anniversary last year, Orkestra Obsolete did a cover of the song using only instruments that were available fifty years before it was released -in 1933. Instruments used include a glass harp, a pump organ, a dulcimer, a zither and a musical saw. The result is surprisingly accurate and entirely unique at the same time.
Just about everyone has had to deal with a stripped screw at one point and depending on how bad it's stripped, the process can be pretty simple or infuriating. Fortunately, thanks to Instructables, now you can try five methods to deal with a stripped screw, which should make the process a lot less frustrating. A simple rubber band can help in most cases, but sometimes you need something a little more extreme. I've actually had to use the "cut a notch" method before and while cutting the notch can be a pain, the removal afterward can be worlds easier.
Pigs are surprisingly intelligent animals that make excellent pets. In fact, they're very similar to dogs as far as personality goes. And while porcines may not be as popular as pooches, they still have their loyal fans.
This Mental Floss article by our own Miss C features 15 of the most popular pet pigs on Instagram. Aside from reading their individual stories on the article, you can also see their profile links to see more of their pictures and see just how adorably endearing a pet pig can be -like Bitsy the Mini Pig above and Kana the Surfing Pig below.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is delightful to watch particularly because it's fun to see Charlie, Mac, Dee, Dennis and Frank do horrible things and continue to never grow from their experiences. Any fan of the show knows that while Charlie may know some bird law, the Gang as a whole seems to be completely unaware that they are constantly committing crimes -many of which are serious felonies.
That's why this list of many (though hardly all) of the crimes on It's Always Sunny is so damn entertaining. It even includes the potential sentences for each of the crimes and unsurprisingly, if the Gang was convicted, they'd be spending a whole lot of time behind bars.
As a Neatorama reader, you probably already know a bit about the history of the Eiffel Tower, but there's still plenty you probably don't know as well. This Travel and Leisure article can help fill you in on a few of those secrets you might still find surprising.
For example, did you know that Gustave Eiffel didn't actually design the tower? Or that Hitler ordered the tower to be destroyed? And do you have any idea what's lurking below the tower's south pillar?
We already covered what cocktails you should order based on your zodiac sign, but now you can find out what dessert you should be eating based on your birthday. Tablespoon put together the list of zodiac-based desserts, but while they all look delicious, I can't say that they're totally accurate. I know I (a Scorpio) might enjoy hot fuge icebox cake, but I know my Gemini BF would prefer something with fruit on it or even just a classic cheesecake to a chocolate cheesecake swirl bundt cake.
Parrotheads everywhere rejoice -Jimmy Buffett's famous Margaritaville restaurant chain will soon have a retirement home equivalent. Unsurprisingly, the senior-housing development will be built in Florida -Daytona Beach, to be specific.
Known as Latitude Margaritaville, the home's residents will have access to the same amenities as traditional retirement communities, including a gym, pool and recreation programs, but also food from the Margaritaville restaurant chain, a beach shuttle and live music performances which will inevitably include a number of Jimmy Buffett impersonators.
The community’s 6900 homes will have access to a gym, a pool, arts and education programs, a beach shuttle, and a 200,000-square-foot shopping center. Model homes will be available in 2018.
I think I know where my mom will be spending the rest of her retirement. If you're like her, you can sign up for updates on the official website.
You always thought your cat was just begging for love in a pesky, annoying way when he circles around your feet. As this Oatmeal comic proves though, he actually watched Star Wars and believes he finally found a way to take down his oppressors.
By now you may have already heard about how Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a Steve Harvey at last night's Academy Awards and announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner despite the fact that Moonlight actually was supposed to take home the title. But that wasn't the only embarassing mistake at the event -the in memoriam segment also featured a picture of someone who is very much still alive.
Australian film producer Jan Chapman was shocked to see her image used in the reel rather than the image of her collaborator, Janet Patterson, who died in October. On the upside for Chapman, she is not only alive and well, but also getting a lot of publicity from the mistake. You can read more about the producer at Heavy.
As a side note, If you haven't see the Best Picture mixup yet, you can see the whole trainwreck here (skip to the 1:50 mark to see the frantic faces in the background as the awards staff tries to fix the mistake):
Where you live may not determine what you like, but there's no denying that people who live in certain areas tend to like some shows more than people who like other shows. For example, the map above shows where Duck Dynasty is most popular. The New York Times did a whole article with these charts, revealing trends among TV viewers across the country.
It's hard to say if this BuzzFeed quiz is based on the Times article, but they do use a lot of the same shows and the results were at least accurate for me. So was the quiz able to guess where you live based on your favorite shows or are you an anomaly? And while we're at it, did the NYT article line up with your tastes?
Samoa cupcakes? Thin Mint cheesecake? Yes please! And these are only a few of the amazing-looking desserts made with Girl Scout cookies that our own Miss C rounded up for this great Mental Floss article.
While many of the treats are what you'd expect -like the cupcake or cheesecake, a few of them are really creative. The chocolate peanut butterfly above uses Tagalongs and looks like a work of art. But the strangest creation on the list might just be the Girl Scout lemonade ricotta gnocchi.
Cleaning up after your dog is just part of having a dog, but one traveler flying through LAX recently decided that it's not her job to pick up her dog's poop -even when it pooped right in the middle of a busy airport terminal. When one man called her on it, she loudly told the person she was talking on the phone with that "some people are just so damned rude." When a woman told her to clean it up, she simply retorted "they have people for that."
Fortunately comedian Steve Hofstetter was there to get a little revenge on the inconsiderate woman when he found out she was on the same flight to Tokyo as he was. While everyone else (who saw her awful behavior) tried to avoid sitting next to her, he plopped right down beside her and said, “Are you going to London on business?”
When she replied that she was going to Tokyo, he jokingly told her that the gate was moved across the whole terminal -hoping to give her a momentary scare. But rather than look at the sign right there on the gate, she jumped up and ran across the terminal.
Steve says he didn't see her or the dog on the plane and that it was the only flight Delta had going to Tokyo that day. I don't think he felt too bad about making her miss her flight, noting, "Maybe she can re-book on another airline. I hear they have people for that."
The Force is with this epic bowler hat designed to add a perfect level of geekiness to your fancy dress or steampunk ensemble. Etsy seller The Blonde Swan makes this brilliant design from handstitched leather. Of course, even with this incredible level of detail, for $600, I'd want a jetpack (or at least a blaster) to come with it.
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.
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
We've all heard someone called so-and-so the second and others called blah-blah-blah Jr. but what makes someone a "Jr" as opposed to a "II"? Thanks to Mental Floss' Big Question, now we know.
It seems a Jr. is generally the child of a living person they have been named for, while IIs, IIIs, IVs, etc. are all named for close relatives who may or may not still be alive. One particularly strange case that manages to combine both titles is that of George Foreman and his sons who are all named after him:
Of course, there’s always George Foreman, who has five sons named after himself. And since “Jr. Jr.” isn’t really a thing, George’s sons are George Edward Foreman Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. (Don’t worry; they all have nicknames.)
Learn more about jrs and IIs, including why women tend to not have these titles over at Mental Floss.
We've all been on airplanes and been driven nuts by people behind us kicking seats, people next to us leaning into our seats and babies screaming for hours on end. But flight attendants fly every day and they not only see these rude behaviors but also ones that only they are aware of. So what drives them nuts? This Travel and Leisure article features answers from over 25 different flight attendants. A few obvious ones include not reading the menu and then expecting the flight attendant to explain every available beverage or not saying how you want your coffee prepared.
We've posted a lot of crazy donuts in the past, but we've never seen them with a shot of alcohol inside. You can get a hold of these boozy, sweet treats at Denver's Habit Doughnut Dispensary and you can choose any liqour inside including rum, whiskey and vodka. Popular combinations include the Plain Jane and Blazed infused with Fireball, the new French Toast with whiskey, the Carbon (chocolate and espresso) with Kahlua, and the signature Habit Jumbleberry with vodka.
The alcohol comes in a pipette shoved in the donut so you can inject it into your mouth directly or eat a drippy, bite of booze-filled donuts. Adding a shot to your donut only costs $2, or $24 for a dozen.
From misogynists to sex addicts, dictators are obviously unbalanced people and their sex lives only serve to prove how unhinged they are. Over on TopTenz you can learn about ten dictators and their torrid sex lives. For example, even though Mussolini had tons of mistresses, he loathed women -with the exception of one particular mistress. And Spanish dictator Francisco Franco was celibate most of his life, but did seem to have a thing for his mother.
One of the greatest awards a restaurant can earn is a Michelin star, but in the case of Bourges' Bouche à Oreille, the award was a real surprise -largely because the restuarant is simply a small neighborhood diner. While the diner is good, it's by no means a gourmet, Michelin-star-level establishment.
As it turns out the star was awarded by mistake as there was a mix up between the Bouche à Oreille in Bourges and the Bouche à Oreille in nearby Boutervilliers. The error was fixed after two days, but during that short period, the little greasy spoon was swamped with diners looking for the next great Michelin restaurant.
You can read most about the poor little diner and the fancy restaurant nearby over at Telegraph.
That's because this brave stupid genius utterly insane man has promised to eat a picture of Jason Segel every day until Jason Segel eats a picture of him in return. He's hashtagged his campaign #EatMyFaceSegel.
Some people think he's just trying to become internet famous, but he certainly seems to be legitimately obsessed with the actor, even getting a tattoo of his name yesterday, which was the fourth day of his project so far.
I'm far from the person who believes no one should take children to a restaurant as I've seen plenty of well behaved kids eating out, but we've all seen those monster children at restaurants whose parents completely ignore them. But the worst kid you've ever seen while dining out probably doesn't compare at all to the terrible youngsters in this Thrillist article. While all the stories are pretty good, the last one really emphasizes how terrible some parents are while dining out with their offspring:
"I was way too busy to take time away from my other tables to escort this girl to the bathroom and I also did not really feel comfortable taking a young child and 'helping her' in the bathroom. I mean, what if this involved wiping and such? I let her know that I was sorry, but I needed to start bringing the food out for the table and did not have time to help her daughter. I should add that, at least to appearances, there was no obvious physical disability that would have prevented this lady from taking her own daughter to the bathroom. Not to mention, there are 13 other people at the table -- who know this child to some extent -- who could also have helped if needed.