The Japanese art of origami is all about folding paper into shapes, from simple and geometric to intricately detailed figures, and at their purest origami paper sculptures are made without using scissors, glue or tape.
This may make origami seem useless for wrapping presents, because we're taught to use tons of tape while wrapping presents, but the Japanese have a simpler, and much faster, way of wrapping.
Lost paintings are rarely recovered because "lost" is just a nice way of saying they were either stolen or destroyed, but sometimes famous works of art really are somehow lost in the shuffle.
Michaelangelo is one of history's most famous artists, and yet at least a half dozen of his sculptures, paintings and drawings are still lost, but there may be hope for one of his paintings.
The Kober family from Buffalo, New York claim to have a genuine Michaelangelo painting depicting the Madonna and Jesus hanging in their living room, and according to Italian art historian Antonio Forcellino they may be telling the truth.
Martin Kober has been trying to get the painting accepted as an authentic Michaelangelo painting since 2009, and while Italian art historians spent three years scientifically proving it's the real deal the rest of the art world isn't convinced.
What is it about "The Mike" that has American art historians refusing to accept its authenticity? Maybe they're waiting for Michaelangelo to come back from the grave and sign a Certificate of Authenticity?
People love to torture cats for their own amusement, from the constant petting and brushing to the indignity of having to eat on the ground instead of the table and crapping in a box instead of outside like Dog intended.
But for cats being forced to wear a costume so people can mock them is the most terrible of all tortures, and that's why cats hate human holidays.
Our poor feline prisoners go through so much just to make us smile, so Temptations cat treats is urging cat jailers owners to apologize to their felines for all the humiliating costumes and human mockery.
The iconic soundtracks to the Peanuts TV specials were recorded by the Vince Guaraldi trio from 1965-70, and although we all love that jazzy sound it has been around 50 years of the same songs, so maybe it's time to explore our options.
Surprisingly, a song by Bad Brains goes perfectly with the Peanuts Christmas dance, updating that classic cartoon scene with some old school punk.
Richard used three skulls found at archaeological sites in Israel as the basis for his portrait, using computerized tomography to flesh out the skulls and create the composite image above.
This is just a guess at what a possibly fictional man might have looked like, but it does seem to go along with the idea that Roman soldiers couldn't tell Jesus apart from his disciples, since White Jesus would have stuck out like a sore thumb.
Lots of people share their funny Christmas card photos online, but only one family has been delivering the yule tide yucks for over a decade, proving they were born to do Christmas themed comedy.
They are Laura and Mike Bergeron from Aliso Viejo, California, and their Christmas cards give the gift of laughter and irreverent inspiration year after year.
The Bergerons clearly care about spreading joy during the holidays, and they realize that laughter is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.
But they also realize that funny Christmas cards are like crack- you always want more, and when it stops coming it leaves a hole in your life, so they'd better keep those hilarious Christmas card photos coming!
Back before Björk was part of The Sugarcubes she was just a young lady with dreams of stardom who appeared on an Icelandic TV special back in 1976, reading the Nativity story while onstage with some talented young musicians.
It's hard to understand what people are saying in the video unless you speak Icelandic, and the English subtitles seem to be a bit off, but it's not hard to see why people were captivated by Björk's unusual beauty. And yet she somehow manages to look practically the same whether she's 11 years old or 50!
When the Russian Empire gave way to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics they officially, and legally, became a nation of atheists, a sharp turn away from their religious roots.
This made things hard for the devoutly Catholic, and really put a damper on the Christmas festivities, but holiday card artists managed to save the day by sneaking in images of Saint Nick with a little white lie.
These clever artists combined the Soviet space obsession with images of who they claimed to be "Ded Moroz", a wizard from Russian mythology who happens to look an awful lot like Santa Claus.
They combined icons from mythology, cool sci-fi stuff and traditional holiday fare into one utterly amazing outer space scene, creating the kind of Christmas cards most geeks would love to send out to this day.
Man, Soviet Santa is so much cooler than our syrupy, Coca-Cola sponsored version!
It's safe to say that nobody in their right mind has ever jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, and whether the jumper is suicidal, suffering from a mental illness or on drugs they almost never live to talk about why they jumped.
Kevin is also producing a suicide prevention documentary that shows the effect suicide has on the person's loved ones, which seems like it will be more effective than the standard "you have so much to live for" message.
Survival skills and disaster preparedness are one in the same in many ways, because when the world is in a state of upheaval knowing how to survive while "in the field" becomes your top priority.
If you want to learn survival skills you should look to those who deal with natural disasters far too often, like the mighty resilient Japanese.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government created a massive (and massively handy) handbook called "Disaster Preparedness Tokyo" to teach Japanese residents crucial survival skills so they're prepared when an earthquake, or other disaster, strikes.
The guide's good for more than just survival skill training- it's chock full of handy tips and tricks you can use in your everyday life. Now you can get out there and survive in style!
Okay, so he was actually just insulting the kitten to promote his new movie The Hateful Eight on Jimmy Kimmel Live, but it still proves one thing- Channing Tatum holding kittens doesn't always equal sexy, no matter what fan art tries to claim.
“I am da Bun Bun and I kill da leaves. All dem leaves!” Bun Bun is a rescue bunny, abandoned on a country road and left to fend for herself. She now has a loving home where she likes to run, play, graze on nummy clover and yes, destroy all dem leaves.
There's a seemingly endless supply of strange videos online, and just when you think you've reached the far end of freaky something like the Bread Face Blog Instagram account comes along and proves you wrong.
Bread Face Blog isn't about bakery disasters, food sculptures or Powdered Toast Man, it's about an oddly adorable little woman smashing her face into different kinds of bread on video for our amusement.
Now before you completely write off Bread Face Blog consider this- with different lighting, a different song, and a different kind of bread in every video the preposterous possibilities are endless!
We often assume that actors are nothing but famous faces who memorize lines and look good on camera, but many actors are multifaceted individuals who enjoy doing a lot more than basking in the limelight.
Ex-NFL player turned actor/Old Spice spokesmaniac Terry Crews clearly enjoys hitting the gym when he's not on camera, but lifting weights isn't exactly a talent. However, painting photo realistic portraits is pure talent, one most people don't expect a muscle-bound ex-jock to possess.
Sometimes celebs get to show off their hidden talents in a project they're starring in, thereby secretly revealing their skills to the world.
Neil Patrick Harris got to do just that when he starred as the murderous magician Chester Creb in American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Santa Claus is the symbol of Christmas, the larger-than-life bearded guy with two lists that keep kids in line and a team of magical flying reindeer who help him deliver presents to kids around the world in one night.
He was based on a real guy once upon a time, but his legend has become as bloated as his belly to the point where the only people who still believe all those Santa stories are really young children and the two Santa fans in this video.
People like to use their social media accounts to talk about uplifting things that have happened to them, but for some reason those who post the most uplifting stories are often the saddest people you'll ever meet.
Case in point- Paige Yore from Pueblo, Colorado posted a story on Facebook about a cashier who hugged her after being yelled at by a customer, a cashier who then told Paige his mother had committed suicide that morning....except Paige made it all up.
People started contacting Walmart about that poor cashier in Pueblo, so they reviewed the security footage to see what was going on and found that Paige's video, which had gone viral, was nothing but lies.
There was no hug, no angry customer, no cashier in distress over the loss of his mother, just sad Paige Yore sitting in her car making up a story meant to teach us an uplifting lesson.
The only lesson she truly succeeded in teaching us all- if a social media story sounds too saccharine to be true it probably is.
Fan theories come in all shapes and sizes, from the minor flight of fancy about a favorite character to the major league franchise universe crossover, and while fun to read they rarely change the way we feel about our favorite movies.
However, when a theory is presented that truly makes sense, like the theory that the main character in The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie are all the same guy, we can't help but see those movies in a different light.
Those who work in the service industry are exposed to different kinds of situations depending on where they work, and nobody knows how awkward dating can be quite like those who work in restaurants.
Servers are constantly seeing and hearing things from customers that are sure to be a source of embarrassment for years to come, and thanks to the interwebs we all get to dine on their awkward misery for free!
Servers took to Reddit to write about the worst dates they'd ever witnessed while on the job (contains NSFW language), and while they're not all bad, and a few are movie scenes being passed off as true stories, they should all make you feel better about your dating experiences!
Wes Anderson has one of the most distinct visual styles in Hollywood, and it's easy to tell when he's behind the camera because shots start looking more symmetrical and characters become more charming.
Although he's known for his films Wes has also directed over a dozen TV commercials, often dragging some big names from Hollywood along for the ride:
Many of his commercials look like the company paying for the ad said "Here's some cash, give us the full Wes Anderson" which he always delivers in a most delightful way, like this homage to movie smart cars for the Hyundai Azera:
Some people become more timid and introverted as they get older, their fear of the world growing by the year, while others grow bolder and more brazen, feeling like they can do or say anything due to their advanced age.
They are the old folks without filters, the grandmas who gave up editing their thoughts before spitting them out long ago, and sometimes the things they say really stick with you.
BuzzFeed asked their Community to share the most things their grandmothers have ever said to them, and they received some rather hair-raising responses:
My brother came out as gay to my grandma and she said, “I knew girls weren’t going to like you from the beginning.”
The holiday we know as Christmas has been celebrated for centuries by many different cultures, but nobody has a crappy Christmas quite like the Catalonians.
They introduced a strange and stinky new element to their holiday traditions, one that many other cultures would find too crass for Christmas- poop.
Poop factors in to a few Catalonian Christmas traditions, including putting out El Caganer (The Crapper), a figure of a man defecating that is often put in with the standard Nativity set, like the giant example above.
Many modern Caganer figures are made to look like characters from pop culture and celebrities, here are a few crap-tastic examples:
There is also a cuter (yet just as crappy) tradition of putting out the Tío de Nadal (Christmas Log), also known as the Caga Tío (Crapping Log), which stands on two legs and has a painted on smiley face.
Let this story serve as a warning to all criminals on the run in the great state of Florida- if you're gonna run from the law and try to hide out until the whole thing blows over choose somewhere safe and dry.
This seems like common sense, since wet and deadly are hardly ideal conditions for someone trying to save their own skin, but for some reason stupid criminals on the run in Florida often end up in a swamp, lake or pond.
Here's why you should stay dry- a burglar named Matthew Riggins was running from cops in Brevard County, Florida when he decided to hide from their K-9 units in a Barefoot Bay Pond, where he was killed by an alligator.
The body was discovered ten days later, but a Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission trapper had to be called in to deal with an aggressive alligator guarding the body.
The gator was euthanized and Matthew's body was recovered, and an examination of the gator found chunks of human flesh in it's stomach. The coroner confirmed the gator had killed and eaten Matthew Riggins, drowning him first like any other prey.
The Mona Lisa has been the source of controversy for decades, with people wondering "who posed for da Vinci?" "Is this the original painting or a fake?" and "Is the painting really hiding some secret meaning behind that smile?"
A new discovery didn't reveal the answer to all of these questions, but it apparently proved the portrait hanging in The Louvre is the real deal- and there are three more portraits hidden underneath.