Falconry is an ancient hunting tradition that dates back to at least 2000 B.C., and while most hunters no longer need to rely on birds of prey to help them catch their dinner falconers still have plenty for their talented birds to do- like guard crops.
32-year-old Master Falconer Justin uses his well trained winged friends to guard some of America's most valuable fruit crops from nuisance birds who want to greedily gobble them all up, and his job seems like one of the coolest jobs in America!
The thought of anything crawling out of our toilets makes our skin crawl, and not just because of the germs, so if you really can't handle the sight of something emerging from a toilet then please move on to the next post now.
Those of you still with us prepare to hear a gross story about the strange creature that crawled out of a Malaysian family's toilet:
Zul Hanif Anip, 25, said he and his wife, Puteri, were home Friday in Alor Setar when the creature emerged from the toilet and slowly slithered around their home.
Anip said the creature's proportions, a small head with a thick body, did not match any local snakes that he was familiar with.
''I think the creature grew up inside the pipe works connected to the toilet hole, because I have checked and there is no entry point for it to have got inside," Anip said. ''He was about two meters [6.5 feet] long with a very fat, thick body. I'm not sure if it was a snake or a kind of tidal creature or from the swamp."
''It's head was very small and it had a short tail, which did not look like a snake," he said.
Here's video footage of the creature crawling across the floor after emerging from the toilet, thankfully the footage is too blurry to make out what the creature looks like or we'd never be able to sleep again!
Minecraft is still driving the kiddies wild, and it must be set to overtake Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. as the video game gateway drug that has gotten the most kids hooked on gaming.
Kiddies tend to play Minecraft in Adventure or Survival mode, but the talented folks who entered their Minecraft sculptures in the Apex Events 2017 Invitational go full blown Creative mode on an epic scale.
This amazing digital sculpture by Dr. Bond entitled "The Perfect Marionette" was the winner of the 2017 Invitational- it took Dr. Bond four days to build and is made of millions of blocks to capture that Rococo feel.
Runner up AWAKENING - Null Bomb is made of millions of blocks too, but in this case they're spread out to form an entire futuristic cityscape. No word on how long it took the artist to build AWAKENING, but you don't build cool digital cities like that overnight!
DC Comics has created some of the biggest, baddest and most iconic supervillains of all time, and even though many heroes in the DC Universe bear a striking resemblance to Marvel superheroes the villains are in a class all their own.
The Joker is arguably the most famous comic book villain of all time, and everyone is familiar with his never-ending battle with the Batman because they are the yin-yang of the comic book world. But what about Ra's al Ghul?
His battle against Batman has become much more well known since the Dark Knight movies and his inclusion in DC shows like Arrow, but Ra's will never usurp The Joker because Ra's lacks his clowny charm.
And speaking of clowny and charming- Harley Quinn began as a secondary character on Batman: The Animated Series but has since become one of the most popular, and fun, supervillains in the DC Universe.
Her secret? Equal parts madness, cuteness and a bloodthirsty zeal for battle, plus her sick relationship with Mister J didn't hurt. Well, maybe a little...
These days children are being introduced to tech gadgets like tablets and smartphones at an earlier age than ever before, and I constantly see parents appeasing their toddlers by allowing them to stare at their smartphones.
So it's only a matter of time before toddlers figure out how to create their own Facebook accounts on mommy's smartphone, and according to this hilarious Toddler Facebook mockup from mommyshorts their posts will be hilarious to read.
Even though they'll have to pretend to be at least 13 years old we'll know the truth, especially when they talk about naps, forgetting people's names and pooping in the bathtub...on second thought it'll be just like when really old people post on Facebook!
Kids shows are by default supposed to be free of adult content, and if scary moments arise they should be immediately followed with lighthearted fun to keep the kiddies from getting scared of the show.
But as soon as a show starts targeting a somewhat older audience they begin to introduce mature themes they couldn't include before, which leads to the creation of some absolutely horrifying episodes.
Captain Planet generally kept the quest to fight polluters around the world as lighthearted as possible, but when the Planeteers faced a drug dealing scumbag named Verminous Skumm in the episode Mind Pollution things got really dark.
Verminous sells a drug called "Bliss" to a kid named Boris, a drug that turns kids into crazy zombies. Boris gets high and jumps through a window, causing him to bleeding profusely from the arms, and later after taking more Bliss he falls down dead of an overdose.
I thought Captain Planet was rated Y7, who would want their seven-year-old to see such things?
Fast food companies have figured out that posting funny videos online and creating crazy products are far more effective forms of brand advertising than television commercials or radio spots.
So while things get pretty wacky on TV they get downright ridiculous online, like high top sneakers that order pizza or a parka made out of the same stuff as a pizza delivery pouch ridiculous.
Pizza Hut is delivering their Pizza Parka to random customers who orders online, and I must admit I didn't really want one until I saw the pizza pocket inside. There just aren't enough jackets out there with pizza pockets!
There are so many cosplays out there that it can be hard to think of something no one else has done. At the New York Comic Con a few weeks ago, someone came up with a completely new an original cosplay costume -the convention center itself. It was spotted by DC comics writer Scott Snyder, who posted it on his Twitter and it quickly became viral.
Wind farms provide Scotland with much of its power these days, and the Scottish Government would like to have 100% of Scotland's energy to come from renewable energy technology like wind turbines.
Before these massive turbines can be built someone has to deliver the blades to the site, and some of these blades measure 200 feet long so getting them to the site is no small feat.
However, it appears the turbine blades are in good hands, and the driver from Scottish transport company McFaydens who delivers them has figured out how to make extremely tight turns with hundreds of feet of turbine in tow.
See how Mcfadyens from Scotland makes a 90 degrees right turn with a 60 metres blade with railings on both sides on the bridge. Great to see the possibilities of the SWC Super Wing Carrier. Without, it is almost impossible to do such a transport.
What we consider low hanging fruit is a struggle for a chicken to procure, and humans take for granted how easy it is for us to simply pluck an apple off a tree and take a bite.
But an apple is quite the prize for a chicken, and well worth all the effort it takes to jump up and snatch one down off the tree, so they'll hop around all the live long day to sink their beak into that tasty fruit.
And watching a chicken at the Ashley Herb Farm in Market Harborough, Northamptonshire struggle to grab that tasty treat reminds us that we've gotta exercise if we want to eat those sweet treats!
You know the old expression, "The best part of waking up is Buffalo hot wings in your cup?" No, you don't, oh, I guess that's because it's not something anyone has ever said. Ever. But that didn't stop Tim Hortons from releasing Buffalo wing coffee made of esspresso, mocha and Buffalo sauce flavor topped with steamed milk sprinkled with “zesty Buffalo seasoning.” The nauseating flavor is only available in two locations in Buffalo, NY.
Personally, I think this is a terrible idea -if only because they didn't include a celery stir stick or any blue cheese flavor. You can read more about the novelty beverage over at Eater.
It's worth noting that this isn't the first time the company has experimented with Buffalo flavored treats -they previously released a Buffalo donut in 2014.
When a cat really likes something, whether it's food or a plaything, they have no problem expressing their interest, and some cats will damn near claw their owner's arms off just to get what they're holding.
So take it from the human who lives with Marmalade the cat- if your kitty develops a taste for whipped cream you'd better start whipping it by hand, or they'll climb you like a tree every time you pull the can out of the fridge!
Many nerds think dating someone with similar passions will make their relationship healthy by default, as if the mere act of hooking up with a fellow nerd is healthier than dating a non-nerd who might make them feel weird about their passions.
But nerdy relationships can be just as unhealthy as non-nerdy relationships, and if your partner is feeling unhappy, insecure or jealous they'll take it out on you just like any other unhappy partner would.
But as you can see in this comic by JHALL the secret to keeping a relationship healthy is to keep it positive, supportive and above all have fun with your partner, otherwise what's the point?
What is it about chain restaurants that make such a big impression on us when we're young?
Maybe it's the themed decor, the merch or names like Chi-Chi's, Sambo's or Bob's Big Boy that stick out in our minds, but one thing's for sure- it's typically not the food we remember so fondly.
However, if you ate at a Chi-Chi's Restaurant around 2003 when they closed for good you may actually remember the food- because a Hepatitis outbreak in the food suply resulted in three deaths and the death of a hilariously named restaurant chain.
Saying the name Chi-Chi's was fun, but saying the name Sambo's made anyone familiar with the racist slang term feel dirty.
Sambo's original mascot was a dark skinned South Indian boy, based on the racist "pickaninny" character Little Black Sambo, and the mascot didn't sit well with people after the Civil Rights Movement so the chain had a hard time expanding.
The controversy started to kill off Sambo's, but lawsuits, bankruptcy and health code violations finally finished the chain off in the early 80s, leaving only the original Santa Barbara location.
Bob's Big Boy restaurants got their start in California too, and after a while that big smilin' boy holding up the massive burger was synonymous with Route 66 and the American road trip.
I looked forward to taking a picture with my giant fiberglass friend and taking home a Big Boy toy when I was a kid, but Big Boy didn't bring in the dough so most of their locations outside of California closed in the 90s.
The adorable little Porgs are about to become the new Star Wars alien creature people either love or love to hate, and since stores are already full of Porg toys, t-shirts and other merch there will probably be more hate than love.
Perhaps we can deflect some hate and soften your opinion of those innocent imaginary Porgs a bit with this version of the Star Wars Theme Song created entirely out of Porg noises by Volpe Music.
Or, if you find you cannot stand either the song or the Porgs then please accept my apology, I'm just a sucker for a cute sci-fi critter.
When you play fantasy RPGs either in a video game or in a tabletop setting, you know just how critical it is to have the right potion on you when you need it. Just because they may not exist in real life though doesn't mean there's no benefit to wearing it around your neck.
If you want to enjoy a little more magic in your life, then you should check out the Aether Brewery jewelry collection on Etsy. They have healing, mana and renewal potions in both earring and necklace varieties, so no matter what kind of potion you need, they have you covered.
Nowadays video games can have a totally nondescript person with a normal haircut and totally normal clothes as the main character because many modern games focus on the storyline instead of the visual gimmicks.
But back in the gimmick-filled 90s video game mascots were all gunning to be the next Mario or Sonic or Crash Bandicoot, so the crazier the character and their wardrobe the better.
And while some of those mascots succeeded in becoming part of video game history others like Rocky Rodent, Awesome Possum and Croc didn't make a very big impression with gamers so for them it was game over.
But a few beloved 90s game mascots may still star in new games despite not making it big like Mario, such as Conker the Squirrel, Banjo Kazooie and Bubsy the Bobcat, who is coming back after 20 years so his new game The Woolies Strike Back had better not suck!
Photoshopper James Fridman has become internet famous for giving the people who send him photos to "fix" exactly what they want- by taking the wording of their requests literally.
Ask to look more mature and James grants your wish by baldening your pate and portfolioing your arm, ask for your creepy girlfriend's creepy eyes to be closed and James will close 'em for ya but good. Wanna be taller than your dad? You got it dude!
James is also the master of using Photoshop to improve people's lives, and he gives great advice on dating- boyfriend keep doing that dumb dabbing "dance"? Dump that dumbass dabbing dude, he's dead weight!
Introversion can affect every bit of a person's life, from the way they dress to their grooming habits to the way they interact with other people, and it can make an introvert feel like they're physically different than extroverts.
But introversion and extroversion are all in our heads, and every extrovert who acts like they're so much better than the shy introvert is hiding a dark secret- they're just a meatsack full of muscles, blood and bones, just like everyone else... (Comic by Pain Train Comics)
Most of the tree trimmers I've hired act like they've fallen out of a tall tree one too many times, so I'm looking for a new way to trim trees that doesn't involve people charging me to mangle my trees.
This self-propelled chainsaw contraption shared on Instagram by Hand Tool Rescue seems like a step in the right direction, and devices like it may someday put tree trimmers out of business.
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.
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".
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.
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!
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! :)"
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.
Being chased by a roaming dog looking for trouble can be humiliating, terrifying and frustrating since those curs don't know when to mind their manners, and people often make matters worse by running away.
According to Brendan staying calm and barking back at a dog trying to chase you down may confuse the dog and diffuse the situation:
What the dog has not seen is a human being going FREAKING CRAZY on it. Which is what you're going to do. For one second. When the dog realizes you have completely lost your shit, it will be shocked. You are unstable, possibly dangerous. And, ideally, the dog will stop chasing you.
I've seen the power of standing still diffuse a situation with an aggressive dog that was chasing my friend and I, but I certainly wasn't thinking about barking at the vicious Rottweiler as it sniffed my butt and tried to figure out why I didn't run away. Longest three minutes of my life...
Winter is a great time to see marine animals and if you're willing to go somewhere a bit cool this season, there are a lot of places you might want to visit. In fact, with these kind of animals, it might be a good idea to plan a vacation around specific species. For example, if you want to see narwhals, Nanavut, Canada is a great place to go. On the other hand, if you want to see reindeer, you should head to Tromso, Norway. And not all of the places are chilly -the best place to visit humpback whales is in Hawaii.