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How To Tell The Difference Between Sweet And Creepy

When you're a warm-hearted person you grow up trying to be as nice to your fellow human beings as possible, but somewhere around puberty the rules change and sweet suddenly becomes creepy.

These changes to the niceness rulebook don't always involve things of a hormonal nature, but when hormones are involved it's pretty darn obvious...and totally creepy.

People who find it hard to tell sweet sentiments and actions apart from shiver inducing creepiness should take a note from illustrator Shea Strauss and learn to keep their creepy comments in their minds where they belong!

See The Difference Between Sweet And Creepy here


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Love is a very unique feeling, and it can make even the most stoic and cold-hearted person turn into a gibbering maniac when they're under the effect of that powerful emotional drug.

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Spring is in the air, and that means animals of all kind are once again discovering what it means to love, some seemingly for the first time

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A few find the desire to find love frivolous, while most find love is pretty much all they need to be happy

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A Photo Manipulation History Timeline

People started manipulating images just a few decades after Niépce gave the world photography, and soon these altered images would change the face of history.

Images, like the one above featuring Abraham Lincoln's head superimposed on the body of Southern politician John Calhoun, stretched the limits of photography and became iconic images despite being a composite.

Image manipulation was a good way for people to control the messages their photos were sending to the world, as Mussolini proved when he had the horse handler removed from a 1942 photo so he would look more heroic.

And speaking of using image manipulation to shape a person's image, this infamous TV Guide cover featuring Oprah's head stuck on Ann-Margret's body caused quite a stir because it was such an obvious fake.

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Both Oprah's and Ann-Margret's people claim this cover was created without their permission, but are we really supposed to believe "the richest woman on TV" let this one slip by under her nose?

See Photo Manipulation Through History: A Timeline here


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Ten Bizarre Solutions To Serious Problems

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Problems need solutions or they become disasters, so when problems arise the solution minded leap into action and make the tough calls necessary to nip those problems in the bud.

Worried about a skyrocketing suicide rate in your country? Problem solvers in South Korea handle it by throwing funerals for the living, letting them lie in the coffin and attend their own funeral to better appreciate life.

Female workers too stressed out in the office? Japanese problem solvers came up with a suitably Japanese solution- hire hunks to wipe away their tears and make them feel better after work.

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Both of those strange solutions seem to actually work, but thinking outside the box doesn't always lead to an innovative solution, as performance artist Mark McGowan learned the hard way.

He heard Prince Philip beat a fox to death during a hunt and decided to protest this royal act of animal cruelty by eating meatballs made from a Corgi that died of natural causes, Corgis being the Queen's favorite breed.

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The stunt was largely ignored by the public, and Prince Philip was declared innocent of animal abuse, so it seems all Mark's stunt had succeeded in proving is Corgis are not a very tasty breed.

Read about 10 Bizarre Solutions To Serious Problems here


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How Los Angeles Became Known As A City Of Palm Trees

(Los Angeles c.1908, via Library Of Congress)

The palm tree has become a symbol of California and, more specifically, Los Angeles, but at the beginning of the 20th century pepper trees far outnumbered palms in L.A.

So how did this exotic tree become the symbol of LaLa Land?

It turns out L.A.'s association with palm trees wasn't an accident, it was an advertising gimmick crafted by Hollywood to make Los Angeles seem like a more exotic and fantastic place.

Combine the use of palm trees in advertising with all the old movies set in the Middle East and you've got the makings of Hollywoodland mystique.

 

As noted by Nora Mueller:

"the rise of Hollywood ushered in the city's aura of glamour and luxury. Many Hollywood films featured Middle Eastern locales, further imbuing Los Angeles with an exotic, 'dangerous' appeal. Just as the Victorians had allowed themselves to be seduced by their own constructions of Orientalism, so too did more modern Los Angeles residents fall under the embellished foreign allure of the palm tree."

Read The History Of How Los Angeles Became A City Of Palm Trees here


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Mesmerizing GIFs That Show How Things Are Made

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Curious minds love to see how things are made, and watching machines crank out massive quantities of hockey pucks, beer, threaded bolts and crayons can be a lot of fun for both our eyeballs and our brains.

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These production processes can take hours to complete, but thanks to cutting edge Graphic Interchange Format technology you can take a peek at the key parts of the process in a flash.

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These production GIFs are also perfect for winning arguments via email, improving your knowledge of modern production techniques and crushing haters during a heated chat online.

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See 12 GIFs That Will Make You Say 'So That's How They Make That' here


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English Diver Asks For Help With Twitter Cover Photo, Trolls Naturally Oblige

We must assume that anyone who asks the internet for "help” with their photo is looking to be roasted by Photoshop trolls, but is that actually what English diver Tom Daley had in mind when he posted this pic?

He claimed to be running a contest designated #COVERDALEY, but could he possibly have been so naive he thought posting such a request online wouldn't end in image manipulation mayhem?

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While #COVERDALEY drew lots of Photoshop pranksters to the party it also attracted the attention of some pretty important people, and suddenly Tom was taking a ride through the countryside with Putin.

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Tom couldn't have known the contest would make his wildest dreams come true, nor could he have foreseen about all the fun new places he would go thanks to #COVERDALEY.

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And even though he settled on a boring cover photo after all was said and done, Tom's contest got him in touch with the most important person of all- Tom Daley.

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English Diver Tom Daley Asked The Internet For Photoshop Help And It Went Predictably Wrong


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He Took His Skin Off For Me

When we find ourselves in a relationship with a partner we feel is our soulmate, aka “The One”, we will go to great lengths to keep that person happy.

But how far is too far when you're trying to please your partner?

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He Took His Skin Off For Me is a surreal short film by Ben Aston which is based on the surreal short story by Maria Hummer. Ben's "pearl of wisdom" about this piece:

if you take off your skin just to be with somebody? That’s only ever going to end messy…

-Via Laughing Squid


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Skyrim Player Goes On Epic Quest To Adopt A Dog

Skyrim is chock full of quests for eager adventurers, and there are so many things to do in the game players usually don't catch them all on their first playthrough.

But animal lovers were disappointed to find Skyrim sorely lacking in quests to find canine companionship, because players can't directly adopt a stray dog in game.

The lack of dog adoption options made most gamers shrug their shoulders and Fus Ro Dah on, but dedicated dog lover Patrick Lenton wasn't going to let the game squash his dream of adopting a virtual dog.

Patrick took on the glitchy quest to figure out how to adopt a dog in Skyrim, a quest that drove him to the brink of madness.

Read One Man's Mission To Adopt A Dog Is The Best Skyrim Story Ever Told here


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Rich Kids Are Foiling Their Parents Fraud Schemes By Posting On Instagram

Rich kids don't have to worry about much in life, and this lack of care is exactly what makes them become careless.

Carelessness may lead to accidents or messes to clean up, but careless criminals end up doing hard time or worse, so it's best anyone involved in illegal activity stay on their toes.

But what's a wealthy criminal to do when their kids are the ones who end up incriminating them via social media?

Posting to social media sites is a great way for rich kids to ruin their parents' lives by inadvertantly exposing their fraud schemes with flashy photos, as seen on the Instagram account richkidsofinstagram.

Investigators are using photos posted by rich kids to social media sites like Instagram to uncover hidden assets, shady business dealings and all the other criminal ways their parents are raking in the dough then lying about it.

Nowadays leading cybersecurity firms use posts and pics from social media in "75% of their litigation cases", because those little snobs are handing investigators all the evidence they need:

Another cybersecurity expert explained to The Guardian his firm recently was able to seize a "newly acquired private jet" by a fraudster because his son posted a picture of him and his father in front of the jet to Instagram. Similarly, K2 Intelligence in London solved a recovery asset case when a man who claimed to have no significant valuables let his children post pictures on their $25 million yacht in the Bahamas.

Read Rich Kids On Instagram Are Revealing Their Parents' Shadiness To Investigators here


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Comical Strategies For Leaving A Party Early

Going to a party is easy, and crashing a party is surprisingly easy too as long as you don't draw attention to yourself, but leaving a party can be a bit tricky.

But party escape is always possible, and if you need to update your book of strategies then study this comic strip by Christiann MacAuley of Sticky Comics and learn the ways of the leaving.

-Via Laughing Squid


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A Massive Collection Of Magazine Photoshop Fails

All photo editors use Photoshop these days, because aside from making basic touch ups a breeze it also makes it easy to radically alter a photo, perhaps a bit too easy for all those sloppy editors out there.

Whether they're changing a model's skin color, chiseling away at body contours or simply erasing someone or some thing from a photo entirely, it's easy for editors to make obvious mistakes when they're in a rush.

Even His Holiness the Pope can't prevent a Photoshop disaster from befalling one of his photos, unless this mysterious third leg is actually one of the Vatican guards going full ninja mode...

See the 52 Worst Photoshop Mistakes In Magazines here


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Don't Fall Asleep At The Wheel - PASSENGER

When you're the passenger you ride and you ride, you travel through the city at night, and if you're lucky everything will look good tonight.

But if you find yourself driving through the industrial part of town and you start to feel like you might fall asleep at the wheel take a note from the short film Passenger and get a hotel room!

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Passenger is a short film by Jazz Walker that warns against falling asleep at the wheel, even if you're parked on the side of the road.

-Via GeekTyrant


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British Stereotypes Versus Britain In Reality

Every culture on Earth has been stereotyped by now, often reducing a rich and diverse culture to a few funny quirks and a signature assortment of foods.

This is especially true of the stereotypes about British people, which claim Brits go all out for teatime, attend posh garden parties, and behave in a dignified manner while out in public.

However, here's what the typical teatime actually looks like for many Brits:

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And those posh garden parties? The Royals might party on the lawn like this:

But everybody else is used to seeing something like this after a neighborhood garden party:

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And lastly there's the stereotype about all Brits acting very classy and dignified while out in public, which makes them seem like a bunch of Beckhams:

But the truth is, it's far more common to see young Brits in love acting like this after a night out on the town:

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See British Stereotypes Vs. Britain In Reality here


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The Twelfth Doctor Draws The Twelfth Doctor

When Peter Capaldi was a young Doctor Who fan drawing cartoons of Tom Baker at the TARDIS controls there's no way he could have known he'd someday get to play the role dearest to his heart.

But now that his geeky dreams have finally come true his drawings of the Doctor have become drawings of himself all decked out in the Twelfth Doctor's garb.

Capaldi created this far out illustration as a thank you for illustrator Rachael Stott's hard work on the Titan Comics' Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Adventures series, which naturally sent her over the moon with good feels.

To further illustrate his cartooning prowess, and the fantastic effect Doctor Who has had on his life, here's a video of Peter Capaldi talking about his favorite Doctors while he sketches their portraits.

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-Via io9


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In Japan Working At McDonald's Is Like An Anime Adventure

The Japanese make American things look so much better when they apply their unique and weirdly wonderful view of the world to a product from the United States.

They make Kit-Kats seem like magic candy, turn Pepsi into a multi-flavored elixir of the gods, and make working at McDonald's seem like a grand adventure. (Subtitles by AnimeBird)

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McDonald's Japan is using this anime style ad as part of a new part-time worker recruitment initiative, enticing young employees to hire on by showing them that working at McDonald's is a blast.

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When Peter Dinklage Hosts SNL Some Seriously Funny Stuff Happens

Apparently all Lorne Michaels needs to do to resurrect the formerly funny SNL is bring Peter Dinklage in as host, because he nearly raised the show back to its former glory with his first appearance.

There was the obligatory Game of Thrones parody in the form of a “sneak peek” of the upcoming season.

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Then Peter stripped down to his birthday suit to do a sketch spoofing the Discovery channel show Naked and Afraid.

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And finally Peter got to show off his awesome singing voice and get weird with a wig on in the sketch called Mafia Meeting, a sketch in which Peter sings a super catchy song about Space Pants.

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Will SNL ever be as badass as it was when Dinklage sat in the driver's seat? It sure will, just as soon as they get Peter to host again!


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Street Artist Installs Secret Rooms Under Abandoned Manholes In Milan

People always assume manholes lead to a massive underground sewer system like the one we saw in Ghostbusters 2, but in truth they can lead to all sorts of interesting places, especially in Milan.

That's where Italian artist Biancoshock has been busy converting the spaces below manholes and the other metal shutter doors you sometimes see in the middle of the sidewalks, into little secret rooms.

Biancoshock's street art series "Borderlife" is truly underground, and aside from the slight danger to public safety posed by these open manhole covers they're sure to make Milan feel like an even more magical place.

Each little secret space has the comforts of home, and if Milan's gnome population suddenly finds themselves homeless they can move right in to Biancoshock's small artsy spaces!

-Via Colossal


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Girl Asks Boyfriend To Buy Her Makeup, Immediately Regrets Her Decision

Girly girls who enjoy wearing makeup have all kinds of purchasing guidelines for their makeup based on years of experience with the lipsticks, mascaras and concealers at the center of their painted lives.

They know which colors look good on their skin and which brands of makeup suit them best and thereby know their way around the makeup section, a place few men are familiar with.

Continue reading for more. One image may be NSFW.

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Emilia Clarke Has Lost Her Dragons And Her Spanx

Emilia Clarke clearly enjoys playing Daenerys on the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, and even though she plays one of the most popular characters on the show she hasn't let fame go to her head.

In fact, it seems like she has more of a sense of humor about herself now than when she started on the show, at least according to the goofy pics and vids she posts online.

Her latest hilarious video gem was created for Glamour Magazine, recreating her famous "where are my dragons?" line while looking for her spanx, her wig and her kale chips. It's the mother of all funny celeb videos!

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Read a highly entertaining interview with Emilia Clarke at Glamour


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Man Builds Robot That Looks Like Scarlett Johansson Because He Can

If you're going to build yourself a robot bride then you might as well build one that looks like your favorite movie star Scarlett Johansson instead of, say, one that looks like your dead mother.

And isn't it every young geek's dream to build their own beautiful movie star bot so they don't have to binge watch shows on Netflix alone?

Of course, most sad little fellows don't have fifty thousand dollars laying around, nor do they have the drive to create a robot from scratch despite their lack of mechanical skills.

But amateur bot builder Ricky Ma had the cash and the driving desire to create his very own "famous Hollywood actress", so he learned along the way:

When I started building it, I realised it would involve dynamics, electromechanics and programming. I have never studied programming, how was I supposed to code?

Additionally, I needed to build 3D models for all the parts inside the robot. Also, I had to make sure the robot's external skin and its internal parts could fit together. When you look at everything together, it was really difficult.

As a robot she's fine, but as an actress she's a bit robotic...

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-Via The Daily What


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Tom Hiddleston Crashes Local News, Blames Thor For Bad Weather

When superstitious beliefs were the norm people believed bad weather meant the gods were angry at them, to which they responded by slaughtering sacrificial lambs and praying for the skies to clear.

But nowadays we're more familiar with the science behind the weather, and we know that anyone who blames Thor for the bad weather must be using their god-like charisma to cause mischief.

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Tom Hiddleston channeled Loki's silly prankster side and crashed local Chicago news station Fox 32 so he could deliver the weather and dis his pretend big bro Thor.

Save it for your next Marvel movie appearance Tom Loki!

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Knitting A Hat While Rocking In A Chair Has Never Been Easier!

Gone are the days when folks were forced to use their hands to knit a hat while rocking in their chair, because ECAL students Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex integrated knitting technology into the good old fashioned rocker.

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The “Rocking-Knit” was constructed by Damien and Colin back in 2012 and yet still wows folks four years in the future because of the science inside:

Rocking-Knit is a new interpretation of the rocking chair. It offers its user productive moments of relaxation. The to-and-fro movement of this armchair knits hats for the winter and requires no exertion whatsoever.

Despite the style of knit cap created by this futuristically old fashioned knitting machine it's not just for hipsters and Smurfs- it's for everyone who enjoys a good rocking and a warm head.

-Via Laughing Squid


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Cartoons And Toy Lines From The 1980s That Would Make Great Movies

Since Hollywood is constantly running out of fresh ideas and always looking for a retro franchise to reboot maybe they should keep mining the 80s for awesome shows to turn into mediocre movies.

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Of course, if they really tried reboots of 80s cartoons and toy lines like the Silverhawks, Inhumanoids or those battle ready Dino-Riders could be amazing and lots of fun to watch.

Dinosaurs decked out with armor and advanced weaponry, now that has Michael Bay written all over it!

All kidding aside, how in the world can Hollywood filmmakers hungry for recycled content reboot the Ninja Turtles twice and give them four movies without making one Thundercats flick?

I'd love to see the look on my face when a time traveler tells 80s me about the Thundercatless future he has to look forward to...tragic!

See 17 Action Figures/Cartoons From The 1980s That Could Be Awesome Movies here


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The Ten Commandments Of Survival Horror Video Games

Survival horror video games can be as terrifying, strange or totally bats$#t crazy as they wanna be, but they'll always have some key gameplay components in common.

The shiny item in the corner, the health item hoarding, the save point, and the windows that reveal the horror lurking around outside will be a part of pretty much every survival horror game ever made.

But don't think of these staple elements as cheesy or predictable, think of them as your guideposts in the gruesome world you're trying to help your character navigate through and your only link to the real world.

And you can think of this illustrated guide to the 10 Commandments Of Survival Horror by Julia Lepetit as a primer on how to play survival horror, or a reminder of what to look for while you're playing.

See The 10 Commandments Of Survival Horror here


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Son Sends Home A Cardboard Cutout Of Himself While He Studies Abroad

Some parents get mighty lonesome when their kids go off to college or study abroad, and when a selfie and a little Skype time simply won't fill that void these lonesome loved ones need a stand-in.

So a caring son who goes by EverythingFerns on the Reddits sent his family a cardboard cutout of himself while schooling overseas, making them feel like he never left.

The good son's extra thin and very quiet stand-in showed up to dinner every night, celebrated holidays like Easter and Valentine's Day, and even joined the family on an outing to O'Charley's.

However, the stunt may have backfired, since some of EverythingFerns's family members say they now prefer the cardboard cutout to the real guy!

See more from Son Sends Cutout Of Himself To His Mom While Studying Abroad here


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Game Of Thrones Cast Play- Sword Or 80s Heavy Metal Band?

Swords worthy of being named must thereby be given a suitably epic sounding name, because Camelot would have played out differently if Excalibur was called Stabby McStabStab.

The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones is full of equally epic swords, such as Oathbringer, Lightkeeper and Longclaw, the mighty Valerian sword wielded by Jon Snow.

But does the Game of Thrones cast know the names of these mighty swords of legend and, more importantly, can they tell them apart from the names of 80s heavy metal bands?

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-Via Laughing Squid


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A Fun Assortment Of Movie Factoids

Learning little factoids about your favorite movies can be fun, and there is a seemingly endless supply of listicles out there waiting to tell you stuff you may not know in easy to read bite sized bits.

*Did you know O.J. Simpson was almost cast as the Terminator? Director James Cameron thought his persona was "too pleasant".

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After reading these listicles people learn new facts about flicks, which they can happily share with friends, family or give back to the internet's pool of knowledge via community posts.

*Did you know that actor Tony Todd actually put live bees in his mouth during the filming of this iconic scene in Candyman?

BuzzFeed asked their Community about any obscure movie trivia they might know and they got a flood of responses; from which they plucked 4 duds and 19 corkers by my count, like this cute little number about Boo:

*Did you know young Mary Gibbs, the voice actor who played Boo in Monsters, Inc., wouldn't sit still and read her lines? The crew had to follow her around with a mic and record her basically just being Boo in real life.

Read 23 Strange Movie Facts You Probably Didn't Know Until Now here


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Mind Blowing Replica Of Fallout 4's Head Exploding Gauss Rifle

Making a realistic looking replica of a weapon featured in a video game is hard enough, but making a replica weapon that looks like it has survived a nuclear winter multiplies the difficulty by ten.

But bringing a weapon from Fallout 4 to life isn't supposed to be easy, it's a quest worth lots of XP and a legion of followers, so builders betters make it count.

The talented artisans at Show and Tell Props took a pile of plywood and some geeky dreams and brought Fallout 4's brutal The Last Minute Gauss Rifle to life, and while it may not be combat ready it sure looks like it can do some serious damage!

You can see step-by-step pics of the entire build here

-Via Kotaku


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Couple Turn Old School Bus Into RV That Truly Feels Like Home

When you hear about a school bus being converted into a recreational vehicle you probably think of a hippie bus with psychedelic paintjobs or something that Otto from the Simpsons would live in.

But sometimes the bus is just the frame and engine used to convey the traveler across the country in style and comfort.

The 1984 Blue Bird school bus purchased by Steven and Lindsay for a mere $2,000 didn't look like much on the outside or the inside, but once they were done renovating it became a boxy palace on wheels.

The couple used reclaimed and recycled materials during the renovation, giving the interior a warm, cabiny feel with lots of wood and a cool corrugated metal comode.

Steven and Lindsay drove the bus from Florida to their home state of Oregon over the summer of 2014, exhaustively documenting not only the renovation but the trip back home for their website The New Oregon Trail.

It's a real trip to see what Lindsay and Steven were able to put together for under ten thousand dollars, and if their current careers don't pan out they could certainly find work as RV renovators.

See more photos of the renovation process here

-Via Country Living


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