Our bodies are built to derive energy from food, and we all need to take in a different amount of calories each day to keep our bodies functioning properly and give us all the energy we need.
Therefore the more physically active your lifestyle the more calories you need to take in, and for 4 time World's Strongest Man champion Brian Shaw that daily calorie intake level is over 9000, calories that is.
Brian eats 6 meals a day, weighing in at 9,000+ calories total, and that's not only a lot of food- that's a lot of prep time and effort to eat!
Cats look comically cool in costumes yet have a hard time keeping their cool while dressed up, but some kitties actually seem to enjoy wearing costumes, like this adorable Scottish fold munchkin cat named "Dog".
Dog genuinely likes wearing the costumes his owner Lê Quoc Phong puts on him, and because of his mellow mood and snazzy outfits Dog is able to go to work with fish vendor Lê and help him bring in customers.
Parkour videos are pretty fun to watch, and that POV GoPro footage can give viewers quite a thrill, but the Parkour obsessed seem like they'd be kinda annoying to hang out with.
They seem like the type of people who'd spend the whole time jumping around and climbing over stuff, an assumption that seems to be backed up by this video put together by Kuma Films.
But as the video goes on you discover a) of course they're flipping around and jumping off of stuff, they're filming the whole thing and b) this particular group of Parkour enthusiasts seem like pretty chill guys with mad skills. Plus- most of their shirts still have sleeves on them!
There is some really, really bad fan art out there that makes you want to cringe when you come across it online, but the vast majority of the fan art shared online is okay, mediocre, so-so, good enough.
This sea of mediocre fan art makes the really great pieces stand out, but you don't need to see a bunch of bad fan art to appreciate this piece- because it's a standout blockbuster all on its own!
It took artist James Raiz, aka TheBoxOfficeArtist, 450 hours over the course of 7 months to complete this massive Star Wars mural, which is made up of eight smaller sections one for each live action movie released.
But you don't have to sit through over 400 hours of footage to see James create this amazing mural, because this timelapse video shows the entire creation process in around ten minutes!
They say raising boys and girls couldn't be more different, since each sex requires a different form of parenting, and parents will say boys or girls are harder to deal with depending on their experience.
There may be no real answer to this question, since each kid presents their own challenges for a parent, but there is one thing we know for sure- boys tend to play differently than girls.
Boys like to roughhouse more than girls, they make getting dirty into a full-fledged sport, and when it comes to getting into trouble boys are always ready to lend each other a hand.
Arlington, Texas-based photographer Sara Easter has been documenting day-to-day life with her three boys, ages 4, 7 and 9, and her photos reveal not only all the brattiness found in young boys but also all the love these brothers have for each other.
Every wizard knows the best way to win a battle is to hedge your bets by arming yourself with as many backup spells as you can remember, but there comes a point when both magic and melee weapons must be used to defeat the darkness. So while it's always good to have some extra spells handy it's even better to have every nerdy weapon imaginable in your pocket should one of Voldie's minions get within striking range. Because a lightsaber or two will still cut the mustard even if you don't know how to use the Force, and the Sting of a magical blade stays with a bad guy long after they've fled the field of battle!
Add the power of a geeky weapon or three to your wardrobe with this The Nerdy Hallows t-shirt by Thompson Custom Art Creations, it's all the protection you'll ever need against the forces of dorkness!
Every day people head to the grocery store to buy their favorite foods blissfully unaware that they're being sold a bunch of mislabeled lies.
They're told the wine they purchase is aged in oak caskets when some wineries are simply adding wood chips and shavings to the wine, which is actually being made in steel vats to cut costs.
Even worse- winemakers are adding a substance called "Mega Purple" to their wines, and Mega Purple is basically just concentrated grape juice.
It's a grape concentrate, or slurry, which big wine labels add to underwhelming red wine to intensify the flavor and color and sometimes even to mask spoilage. It's estimated that over 25 million bottles get spiked with Mega Purple on a yearly basis. Many wineries rely so heavily on it that they have their own reverse-osmosis machines which let them make their own concentrates by extracting the alcohol from their s#%tty wines to pump up slightly less s#%tty wine. Yummy.
There is still plenty of real wine made the old fashioned way available at your local grocery store, but the fish they're selling is nothing but a big flippin' lie- because most of it is intentionally mislabeled.
Here's a chart that shows what you're actually getting when you buy fish at the grocery store:
Pigs will eat practically any type of food you put in their trough, and even though vegans hate to hear this pigs will even eat pork, or any kind of meat for that matter, without hesitation or a second thought.
That's why pigs don't make very good shopping partners when you're heading to the grocery store, and if you don't hook them up with snacks the whole time they're in the store they will start to squeal.
But Priscilla and Poppleton aren't your average porcine shoppers, and when their human takes them to the store along with their two piggy partners and Pigtail the pug they stay on their best behavior- even though that food smells really good.
Priscilla, Poppleton and Pigtail do all kinds of stuff together, like riding around in a wagon and hanging out by the swimming pool, and the quartet plus one will even take a bath together when they start to smell a bit ripe.
Link had been known to toss a cucco or two in his time, and he'd even tossed or kicked a few cuccos when he was feeling frustrated, but overall Link was a friend to the cuccos and didn't want to see them come to any harm. So when a guy calling himself The Colonel started opening his Lorule Fried Cucco restaurants all over Hyrule Link knew those poor little birds were in trouble. Now Link had never really thought of himself as an animal rights activist before, and he enjoyed spit roasted meat from time to time, but there was something about that look in The Colonel's eye that showed he was enjoying the killing of cuccos just a little too much for it to be strictly business...
Add a deliciously geeky mashup to your wardrobe with this Chicken Thief t-shirt by Trheewood, it's a tasty way to show love for our fine feathered friends and the Legend of Hyrule!
If Alice were alive today she wouldn't have had to take an actual trip down the rabbit hole because she could have experienced all the tea party madness, tripped out characters and crazy croquet matches from the safety of her living room via VR headset. Then Alice wouldn't have had to worry about losing her head when the Red Queen blew her top, nor would she have been so worried about getting lost in those weird woods where the Cheshire Cat hung with those strange talking plants. In fact, Alice would have enjoyed her trip knowing she had unlimited lives and continues!
Show the world what the future of imagination looks like by wearing this Follow Me (Down The Rabbit Hole) t-shirt by Kgullholmen, and your fellow Wonderland fans will come out of the woodwork wherever you go.
Orcs are fearsome and savage creatures in their own right, green-skinned killing machines from a primordial era when humans did not yet rule the Earth, but imagine how much scarier they'd be if they were on meth.
Now I'm pretty sure most meth dealers know better than to sell speed to a savage orc, but a foolish drug peddler hooked Treshtog up with some meth and now it's all he can think about.
And then the dung really hit the fan when Treshtog discovered some thieving scumbag stole his meth and smoked it... (NSFW language)
Seeing snow fall for the first time generally blows a child's mind, and adults who have never seen flakes of snow fall from the sky are often quite tripped out by the experience as well.
However, no human can ever know how mind blowing it must be for a puppy to see snow fall for the first time, nor will we ever experience the pleasure of leaping into the air and snapping at snowflakes with our maws.
But watching this video of a 4-month-old English Springer Spaniel from Wales leaping around catching snowflakes in mid-air will give you some idea of how amazing snowfall seems to a tiny puppy's brain!
The Cat in the Hat had always been an imaginative fellow, and he had always enjoyed letting his mind wander into whichever book he's reading or TV show he's watching, but when he was introduced to a series of sci-fi movies about a war in the stars he found himself quite lost and unable to escape his imagination. The worlds were so realistic and so vibrant that he could see it all as clear as if he were there, and then when the characters started speaking to him he realized he really was there, on some planet far, far away called Tatooine. This revelation thrilled him to the bone- until a blaster was thrust into his back and The Cat in the Hat was forced to face a giant hungry space slug named Jabba...
Add some deliciously silly humor to your geeky wardrobe with this The Cat In The Hutt t-shirt by Kenny Durkin, it's the perfect mashup for people who have an unusual sense of taste.
Now that the kingdom of Wakanda has decided to come out of seclusion and join the rest of the world they've been busy figuring out new ways to interact and compete with other nations- and the sport of baseball is at the top of the list. When the warriors of Wakanda heard players get to carry around a big bat in case a fight breaks out they were instantly on board with the idea, plus they knew their vibranium-enhanced gear would give them an edge. But then they saw their first game would be against the Asgard Aces...
Show some love for your favorite fictional sports team by wearing this WAKANDA PANTHERS t-shirt by Fernando Sala, it's major league awesome!
March is a month full of madness, Pi, saints and storms, and it's also the gateway to spring when the daffodils start to bloom.
The Ides of March brought misfortune to Julius Caesar and March was named after the Roman war god Martius, aka Mars, but overall March seems like a pretty boring month compared to most of its calendar cousins.
However, these facts show there's more to March than I thought!:
1. March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war as it was the month in which the military campaigning season got under way after winter.
2. In Old English one name for the month of March was “Hlyda” meaning “loud” possibly because of the roaring March winds.
3. March is the only month with three consecutive consonants in its name in English.
4. An old proverb says that “March comes in a like a lion and goes out like a lamb”, which means that winter is ending and spring is beginning.
5. In ancient Rome before Julius Caesar’s calendar reform, March was the first month of the year.
6. The expression “mad as a March hare” dates back to 1529. It refers to the wild behaviour of male hares during the mating season in March.
7. Fredric March twice won an Oscar for Best Actor. Main Street On The March (1941) and March Of The Penguins (2005) also won Oscars.
8. MARCH is an acronym for the Medically Aware and Responsible Citizens of Hyderabad.
9. The birthstone for March is aquamarine and the flowers are the daffodil or violet.
10. More 20th century UK Prime Ministers had birthdays in March than any other month
If you can speak the language of food then you can communicate with people from other cultures better than any language ever could, because all humans enjoy sitting down to a good meal.
Food slides right past our tongues and speaks to our very souls, and when someone prepares a special meal for you they're sharing the flavors of their culture, life story and family heritage with you- and no words need to be spoken to enjoy each other's company.
Shing paid homage to her grandmother with this wonderfully honest autobiographical comic strip, telling the story of how food became an important part of her life- and how her relationship with food became complicated.
Rick is usually too drunk to remember all the stupid things he has agreed to do, so when a strange double bandolier speedo thingy, a revolver and a ponytail wig showed up in the mail he assumed his drunk mind had struck again. Rick slipped on the suit and boots and slipped the straps on, then he pulled the gun and mustered up his best badass sci-fi hero face as he gazed at his new look in the mirror. "Hey Morty, this *braaaap* new stupid sexy shooter guy suit ain't so bad, kinda brings out my macho side..." Rick trailed off as a portal opened up next to him and Morty, dressed like some kind of stupid sci-fi character with Egyptian influences, grabbed him and pulled him in...
Add some stupid funny sci-fi flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Gazorpazorp t-shirt by Nemons, it won't make you sexier but it will make people laugh wherever you go, making you a comedy hero.
Bad dates are often so frustrating, so ego deflating, and so regretful, the bad memory of that horrible night sticks with you for the rest of your life.
But when it comes to bad dates there are many different levels of bad, which can make dating feel like a pyramid scheme:
A few years back I lived in a triplex that was once a large house. My upstairs neighbour was a cute blonde. We were friendly and had chatted in passing in the shared laundry room. We started flirting a bit via text (she had my number with my permission from the landlord due to the fusebox for the whole house being in my unit) and she suggested we go out for drink.
Less than five minutes into our “date” she launched into a pyramid scheme pitch that she called “a great business opportunity.” Cheque please and I left. She was not happy. – Guardian83
If you find yourself on a bad date just remind yourself that you are free to date other people, so don't let the first person you go out with tie you down:
Girl broke down crying mid-park-date.
No big deal, help the girl out. Found out she was crying because she was still in love with her ex. OK fine, this will be the last date, but I can still walk her home like a gentleman.
On the walk home, she starts smiling and swinging our arms saying,”I’ll train you (like a dog) to be like my ex.”
I walked her home, got in my car, texted her that it isn’t going to work, turned off my phone, drove home, and didn’t leave for three days. – CzarKwiecien
During the conversation she started talking about a bunch of things I had an interest in, being quite specific. It eventually twigged that she must have checked my Instagram for stuff I liked/did. I figured this was fine since had we met on Tinder or something that’s pretty standard.
I went back to her place and her housemate looked shocked to see me, like, f**king terrified. When we had a moment alone she beckoned me into the hallway and showed me a picture, of me, that was circled in quite a violent fashion and asked me “Is this you?”
Then ensued the most terrifying argument I’ve seen between two women ever at which point I went full nope, left as quickly as physically possible, drove away and did not ask questions. I’m sorta hopeful that there was a reason for it all and it just came off as super weird, rather than the sinister explanation I’d assumed upon seeing it. – whitehousea
Spring is right around the corner, so it's a great time to add some new clothes to your collection as the world is about to warm up and start growing all fresh, clean and green again.
If you're looking to add some fresh, clean style to your life this spring then head over to the NeatoShop, where there's a FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING SALE going on until March 9th. That's right- FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ON ALL T-SHIRTS!
When spring is in the air animals start acting a bit crazy
Marvel has tried to keep the storylines in Spider-Man comics acceptable for a younger audience, since he's one of the heroes they try to keep accessible to the kiddies as an ambassador to the Marvel Universe.
But when Spidey donned the black suit that ended up being the symbiote Venom he let the darkness slip into his life- and his storylines followed suit.
Kraven the Hunter kicked off this dark 90s era by going on his Last Hunt for the Spider-Man so he could prove he's a "superior human specimen" before retiring.
After burying Peter Parker alive Kraven donned the black suit and went around fighting crime to prove his superiority, crushing a villain the real Spidey needed Caps help to defeat and proving he's mightier than Spider-Man once and for all.
And so, with nowhere else to go, Kraven killed himself.
The darkness surrounding Kraven continued as Mrs. Kraven and daughter Kraven kept on Spidey in an attempt to secure some of his blood- so they could bring Kraven back to life.
Upon arrival at Kraven HQ Spidey proved he was in no mood to play with Mrs. Kraven- by using his sticky wall-crawling power to literally rip her face off- and then things got even more sinister:
Afterwards, Mr. Kraven took his family to the Savage Land, murdered Mrs. Kraven and sent one of his children off to hunt the other. Since then, Kraven has become best buddies with Squirrel Girl, the peppy young girl who talks to squirrels, because comics make less than no sense.
During the Victorian era huge, bushy moustaches were all the rage among guys who wanted to look like proper gentlemen, especially those who served in the British Army, where moustaches were required from 1860 to 1916.
The Victorian gentlemen used various products like oils, waxes and dyes to keep their lip accessory in proper fighting form, which led to a problem when drinking tea, since these products didn't hold up well when exposed to warm liquids.
So circa 1850-60 an English potter named Harvey Adams came up with a practical yet elegant solution- the moustache cup, a mug with a small semicircular ledge inside the rim that allowed a moustachioed man to sip without messing up his lip hair.
Moustache cups became a big hit with the social elite in England and the U.S., but it's hard to find one with a "Made In America" mark on it because many makers lied and said their mugs were made in England due to the demand for British ceramics.
Things usually run smoothly at the Academy Awards ceremony aside from a few mispronounced names or, in one extreme case, when the wrong envelope was handed to the announcer.
But before the Oscars begin the Academy can really screws things up in a major way, especially when it comes to nominations, leaving some of the biggest names in Hollywood feeling burned.
These nomination-related mishaps began at the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929, when they revoked Charlie Chaplin's individual nominations for Best Actor, Writer, Director for a Comedy and Outstanding Picture for The Circus, fearing he would sweep all four categories.
They handed him a special Honorary Award for “for writing, acting, directing, and producing The Circus" instead, which made the whole ceremony seem like a big joke.
The Academy screwed up again in 1954 when they nominated the John Wayne western Hondo for Best Story without bothering to find out if it was an original story first.
They revoked their nomination after discovering Hondo was based on the Louis L'Amour story The Gift Of Cochese, which came out in 1952.
It seems like people are getting catfished more than ever since the movie Catfish came out in 2010, but that's probably just because people are more wary of being conned and they can now share their stories online.
However, if you find out the person you've been texting on Tinder who catfished you is an actual fishman would you share that story on social media?
This silly skit from The Late Late Show with James Corden may not be anywhere near as good as the Oscar nominated movie it's based on The Shape Of Water, but James Corden does look pretty cool in that fishman suit. Maybe it's time for a Creature From The Black Lagoon reboot starring Corden?
R.L. Stine is a master of taking classic horror tales and their monster stars and made them feel fresh and new again, and he's also a master of making adult horror suitable for a young audience without defanging them.
Stine is clearly quite a creative fellow, so it's only natural that such a creative guy would come up with equally creative titles for his books like "Say Cheese and Die!", "Be Careful What You Wish For..." and "My Hairiest Adventure".
But let's face it- these titles aren't totally honest about the material presented in the story.
Which is why Andrew Bridgman came up with more honest titles for all 62 original Goosebumps books, titles that are largely based on the cover art but still perfectly fitting for each story, like this book "Deep Trouble".
That really is just a shark, it only appears briefly in the story, and the main creature in the book is actually a tentacled sea monster, so yeah- not a monster, just a f#$king hammerhead shark.
My skin gets mighty itchy thanks to eczema and dryness that never seems to go away no matter how much lotion I put on my skin, and during the winter the itching gets so bad I often scratch my skin raw.
But the itches that bother me the most are the ones that seem to come out of nowhere when I'm starting to fall asleep, or the ones that attack from all sides when I'm in the middle of playing a game or working on an art project.
These phantom itches seem to have no relation to dryness or eczema, so where the hell do they come from and what is their purpose?
This TED talk by Emma Bryce, with animation by Sashko Danylenko, reveals that itching is a result of our bodies evolving to become acutely aware of touch, and the itch signals "are transmitted via a subclass of the nerves associated with pain". So basically itching is a real pain!
You can't turn on the news these days without feeling like the world is coming to an end, and with all the scary and evil stuff going on out there it's better to turn the TV off and tune out- for the sake of your sanity! And yet some people can't go one day without watching the nightly news report, ingesting their daily dose of bad news like a choir boy ingest sacramental wine, but the wickedness of the world will still be there if you take a week off, just think of it like a vacation from the vile state of the world!
The world is going to hell so you might as well dress for the occasion by wearing this Breaking News t-shirt by Steven Rhodes, it's the perfect attire for both the pre- and post-apocalypse!
People worship pop culture characters as if they're real, living beings worthy of praise, but the gore hounds who worship Leatherface, Jason, Chucky and the rest of the gods of gore are in for a big surprise if they ever meet their monstrous idols! And yet you know there's someone out there who would gladly give their life to meet their horror movie idols, pouring them a cup of their own sacramental wine tapped straight from the vein...
Wear your scary idols on your chest with this Horror Gods t-shirt by Rustenico, featuring terrifying totems constructed for the titans of terror that'll make your fellow horror fans scream with delight!
As a rule the members of Spinal Tap have remained drug free for decades, choosing only to drink and smoke grass before, during and after gigs. But when they were given the chance to party and play with their favorite Beatles cover band Tangerine Submarine they took it even though they knew the Tangerine were notorious drug eaters. The Tap showed up thirsty to play some rock n roll, but they should have had a few drinks before the show- because Tangerine Submarine handed them drinks spiked with LSD....
Add some rock n roll fantasy to your geeky wardrobe with this The Spinal Fab t-shirt by Captain RibMan, it's one tripped out design that'll blow people's minds wherever you go!
There are those who say partying your life away is a waste of time, but what if dancing, socializing and partying is what makes you happiest in life? If that's the case then you'd better party like it's your last day among the living! Now there are those who will tell you that such a lifestyle leads to ruin, but look at all the good it has done for the Grim Reaper- that guy used to be a total stiff, but now he's one lean, mean party machine!
Take a lifetime of fun with you wherever you go by wearing this Saturday Death t-shirt by Dingul Dingul, it's the perfect attire whether you're gonna go boogie at a club or simply hang with a few friends at home.
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Many aliens look horribly ugly to our human eyes, which can make them quite terrifying to behold, but there's something about Commander Strax's potato head that makes people want to laugh instead of running in fear. Poor Strax has been dealing with this lack of terrifyingness for quite some time, and yet when he found himself helping Madame Vestra and Jenny in Victorian London he found that he was actually grateful humans didn't find him repulsive or scary. Of course, Strax was also grateful he'd been resurrected after his untimely death at Demons Run, because he didn't want to miss out on attending another intergalactic pub crawl with The Doctor!
Take some alien muscle with you wherever you go by wearing this Potato Head t-shirt by AmdyDesign, featuring a design that's right up every Whovian's alley!