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Therapy Donkey Helps A Special Needs Girl Speak Again

Some people believe the whole therapy animal thing is out of control, but if you think about it the "therapy" most of these animals provide involves calming and comforting a person, so just about any animal can provide therapy.

Just ask little Amber Austwick and she'll tell you- a donkey makes a fine therapy animal, and her hoofed friend Shock from The Donkey Sanctuary in Birmingham, England actually helped her speak again.

In 2011 Amber was born prematurely and couldn't breathe, so doctors gave her a tracheotomy that left her mute due to vocal chord scarring. Amber was also born with cerebral palsy, making the first few years of her life a struggle for the poor little girl.

But then she met Shocks the donkey, who changed her life with his gentle charm:

"She struggled to sit up and showed no signs of crawling 'til very late on," Julian Austwick, Amber's father, told The Dodo. "A friend mentioned The Donkey Sanctuary to Tracy [Amber's mother] and told her the donkeys can give therapy to additional needs children, so we decided to try it."

It was Amber's first time meeting a therapy animal — and, as it happened, Amber was Shocks's first patient. And when he met Amber, the connection was instantaneous.

"It was fairly immediate to see they had a bond together, as they were both so gentle with each other," Austwick said. "Shocks would lower his head to her and would allow her to hold him around his neck. It was scary for us, as parents, as he was so big compared to little Amber, but they really seemed smitten!"

Finally, when Amber turned 3, she was old enough for another surgery to make it possible for her to talk — but it would take practice.

She still hadn't said a word when she went to visit Shocks one day in November 2013. After taking a ride with him and getting ready to leave the sanctuary to go home, she hugged the donkey and said, "I love you, Shocky."

So there you have it- donkeys actually make pretty great therapy animals, and unlike a dogs or cats you get to ride them too!

-Via The Dodo

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Guy Demonstrates The Method He Used To Train His Cat To Walk On A Leash

I once semi-successfully trained my cat to walk around my backyard on a leash- he would walk around okay for a while, and even climb trees here and there while tethered to me below. But you could tell he was holding back, and it only made him want to run away more when the leash was off.

My mission to leash my cat would have been more successful had I watched these videos by Doug Meyers of Berkeley, California, and then I could have taken my cat everywhere just like he does.

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Doug's videos reveal how he trained his Ragdoll cat Eduardo to walk on a leash by taking him out of his comfort zone:

Using a knapsack was my key discovery in getting Eduardo to go for long walks. He was reluctant to walk away from his home territory. He was uncomfortable doing that it was a hard direction for him to walk in. The easy direction is toward home. By using the knapsack I carry Eduardo away from his home territory and when I put him down he has a natural goal or purpose for his walk, which is to get home. Once I began using the knapsack to carry him, he started to walk almost like a well-trained dog, moving right along

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Man, strolling around Berkeley in the spring with a cat on a leash, life does not get much more chill than that!

-Via Laughing Squid

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Wolverine's Wildest Offspring

Wolverine's offspring have proven to be an entertaining cast of characters who give their dad a run for his money in terms of ferocity and bloodthirst only most of 'em ain't as nice as Logan, bub.

Daken is a lot like his dad only without the warmth or human compassion, and the first time he met Wolverine he slashed his old man's stomach open and left him to die.

Daken's one scary dude but he looks like a choir boy compared to Raze Darkholme- offspring of Wolverine and Mystique.

Raze can shapeshift, has bone claws, an incredible healing factor and heightened senses, and since his power level rivals that of his parents he keeps them both looking over their shoulders Did I mention Raze is also a time traveler?

Poor Wolverine can't seem to win with his angsty mutant offsprings, but there's one kid who actually loved and cared for Wolvie during the post-apocalyptic Old Man Logan storyline- Hulk Jr.:

After Old Man Logan wipes out the Hulk Gang, he rides off into the sunset with the last surviving member of Bruce Banner’s family, his grandson Hulk Jr., who also happened to be Banner’s favorite. Logan forsakes his former identity as the Wolverine and becomes the Hooded Man, raising Hulk Jr. to be a force for good. Together, they retake the United States, joining with the Fantastic Four and other heroes to form the New Defenders.

Read Lone Wolf And Cubs: Wolverine's 15 Wildest Kids here


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Pastor Finds Massive 706-Carat Diamond In Sierra Leone Mine

There are people willing to enslave, exploit and kill other humans without a second thought for a fistful of diamonds, so imagine what they would do to get their hands on a 706-carat diamond worth millions.

That's the dilemma pastor Emmanuel Momoh faced when he discovered the monster diamond in an artisanal mine in Sierra Leone, and knowing the discovery put his life in danger he gave it to the government for safe keeping:

According to The Guardian, the government said that Emmanuel Momoh found the gem in an artisanal mine in the village of Koyadu within the diamond-rich Kono region. It weighs in at 706 carats. The stone was presented on Thursday and will be sold in a government-held transparent auction in the Sierra Leone to benefit the community.

"I have to help the government and my people, so all of us can benefit," presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay quoted Momoh as saying.

The diamond still needs to be analyzed by experts, but it's probable that it's among the largest, behind the 3,106-carat Cullian diamond and a 1,111-carat diamond discovered in 2015. Diamond expert Paul Zimnisky told the AFP news agency that it could possibly rank "between the 10th and 15th largest dem-diamonds ever recovered."

-Via Esquire


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Tiny Dancers Among Us

Children usually dance, play and explore the world with reckless abandon, but when kids are serious about developing a skill like dancing they become far more focused than they ever have while sitting in class.

And even though they know their bodies may someday change into a less flexible form they keep practicing anyway, pushing their tiny bodies to the limit to express their love of dance.

Photographer Jordan Matter likes to shoot pics of dancers in motion, and his latest series Tiny Dancers Among Us shows us kids may not have the choreography down pat but they're able to soar much higher than most adult dancers.

See Tiny Dancers Among Us: Jordan Matter Captures Amazing Photos of Dancing Kids here

See more about baby and kids at NeatoBambino

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This Diner Is Full Of Dark Secrets

Rest your eyes on this image of a seemingly ordinary diner for a while and you'll start to notice strange and sinister things are afoot in this particular beanery which smack of black magic and the Old Gods. 

Thankfully this illustration by Jeff Lee Johnson is purely fictitious, created for Fantasy Flight Games' illustrated short story collection The Investigators of Arkham Horror, Tales of Adventure and Madness.

But if you notice any of the strange things you see in this image happening in the real world seek out your nearest Mythos investigator so they can battle the squirming forces of chaos before great Cthulhu is awakened...

See full sized image here

-Via HouseBeautiful


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Black And White Photos Of Famous People On Skateboards

Lots of people ride a skateboard when they're young only to give up sidewalk surfing when they become adults, but the truly passionate will keep on skating until their dying day.

Just look at how much fun Pete Townshend is having on his skate, and he's skating after becoming rich and famous so you know he's still riding to this day!

Okay, there's no evidence online to prove that Pete still skates but he sure liked to shred back in the day, I wonder if he and John Lennon ever got together for a skate session? Imagine that!

See Black And White Pictures of Famous People on Skateboards at Dangerous Minds


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The Robbery Is A Single Take Dark Comedy Short About Armed Robbery Gone Wrong

People who are desperate enough to attempt an armed robbery often feel like they have nothing left to lose in their lives so they're not afraid to take whatever they want at gunpoint.

The dumbest and most desperate criminals are those who steal to feed their addiction, because they're too high or low to think about the consequences of their actions.

The Robbery is a dark comedy short by Jim Cummings and Dustin Hahn that was shot in one take to capture the feeling of confusion and chaos as things go wrong during an armed robbery. (NSFW language)

The Robbery from Jim Cummings on Vimeo.

-Via Laughing Squid


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Former Students Share Stories About What Got Them Expelled From College

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It's not uncommon for college students to wind up on academic probation if they spend too much time partying, which usually makes them clean up their act and study hard again so they don't get kicked out.

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But some people simply do not belong at a university, or for that matter any place where there are other people!

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Not every explulsion story involves drugs, booze and/or degenerate behavior, because believe it or not sometimes students get expelled for not following the rules of a college they shouldn't be attending in the first place. Rule of thumb- if you're not Mormon then you probably shouldn't be going to BYU.

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Redditor innout7 asked their fellow oversharers "Expelled college students of Reddit, why are you expelled?" and they got some pretty tasty responses. Because what's campus life without a little ice cream and Greensleeves at 2 a.m.?

I was expelled from all college residences for stumbling home from the pub, finding an unlocked door in the food hall, taking 3 10 litre tubs of icecream and going around on a bike blasting Greensleeves pretending to be an ice-cream truck at 2am. (Via Music_Is_Crap)

Read 30 Expelled Students Share What Got Them Kicked Out Of School here (NSFW language)


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Simply Endearing Comic Strips About The Joy And Pain Of Relationships

Every relationship has its share of joy and pain, with bouts of swooning, sadness and giddy glee, but mostly there is talking and sharing and caring, so if that's not your cup of tea then Tuna Dunn's comics may not appeal to you.

But you might want to take a quick glance at Tuna's comics anyway, and please forgive the Thai artist's grammatical errors, because they'll show you what you've been missing.

If you've been on the relationship ride more than a few times then Tuna's comics will remind you of your current love or an ex, and if the ride makes you sick then Tuna's comics will make you sick too.

But, as every good relationshipper knows, you've got to be a little sick to stay with somebody who loves you this much!

See The Beauty And Pain Of Relationships In 10+ Comics By Thai Artist Tuna Dunn here


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Beloved TV Characters Who Are Really Bad People

Whenever fans develop strong feelings for a pop culture character they start to feel like that character can do no wrong, because every choice they make and action they take is just character development.

But if you put the fan feels aside and actually look at what these characters have done during their storylines they start to look like really bad people.

Characters like Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel started out evil, and made no bones about their allegiance to the dark side, but there's evil and then there's staking your own mother evil.

Spike is scary and all, and I wouldn't want to be on the wrong end of Tyrion's crossbow, but sometimes the scariest and most dangerous characters look like harmless dimwits.

See 10 Favorite TV Characters Who Are Actually Very Bad People here


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Russian Grandma Teaches People How To Use A Green Screen

People don't look to their grandmas for advice on how to up their digital art game, since most grandmas seem to have a hard time understanding how to use the computer let alone software with a steep learning curve.

But Russian grandma and Chroma Key guru Tatiana Subbotina has a good handle on the whole digital video editing game, and she's sharing her advice with the world in the weirdest way possible.

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Even though the videos don't really give much usable advice on video editing they're really fun to watch, and Tatiana seems to really enjoy making them:

Subbotina spoke to BuzzFeed saying, “I decided that I too could talk about this [editing videos]. So I started making stories on my YouTube channel about how I work with it. I didn’t invent anything there, but I try to explain it as simply as possible. It’s very exciting and I like it.”

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-Via DesignTAXI


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How To Put On A Sweater With Minimal Disturbance To The Cat Around Your Neck

You may think it's a good and fun idea to teach your cat how to perch on your shoulders and wrap around your neck, but the fun quickly wears off when you discover you can't shake off your new fur collar.

Musician Roger Brawn made the mistake of letting his cat Spiggy perch without making him sign a lease, and now Spiggy refuses to vacate Roger's shoulders.

But Roger seems to enjoy having a Spiggy-shaped scarf wrapped around his neck, so much so that he has figured out a way to put on a jumper without disturbing that spoiled shoulder dweller.

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-Via Tastefully Offensive

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How To Prepare Jake's Perfect Sandwich From Adventure Time

Jake is half dog, half shapeshifter, and he has the magical ability to stretch his body into nearly any shape and size, which means he could devour a Dagwood sandwich better than Scooby Doo if he wanted to.

But Jake's also a dog with refined tastes, so when he crafts a sandwich you can be sure his creation will taste totally mathematical.

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So what do you need to make Jake's perfect sandwich? A whole loaf of bread, a sous vide steak, a deboned cornish game hen, bacon, cream cheese, a bunch of other stuff and, most importantly, a lobster's soul.

Andrew Rea isn't the only human who has ever attempted to recreate Jake's perfect sandwich, but the monstrosity he creates on this episode of Binging With Babish actually looks drool worthy!

-Via Laughing Squid

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Woman Sends Guy A Detailed PowerPoint On Why He Should Date Her

These days you can tell somebody you have feelings for them in many different ways, as emails and text messages have replaced the written note and eliminated the need for a face-to-face.

But take it from University of Minnesota student Lizzy Fenton- telling your crush how you feel about them with a PowerPoint presentation may not go over very well unless they're as big a .ppt nerd as you are.

Lizzy sent this droll and very detailed PowerPoint presentation titled Why You Should Date Me to a guy named Carter she had a crush on, but Carter didn't dig the details so he turned poor Lizzy down.

However, people who saw Lizzy's presentation online claim she made them swoon, and a rep from Microsoft even reached out to Lizzy to applaud her efforts.

But in the end Lizzy was left with nothing but a wounded heart and a restraining order from Channing Tatum.

See Woman Sends Detailed PowerPoint Presentation On Why Guy Should Date Her here


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Furless Tickle Me Elmo Proves Adorability Is Skin Deep

There has always been something sinister about Elmo's squeaky clean and innocent facade, but until that little bugger is caught and dissected to see what he's actually made of we'll just have to keep on wondering.

For #ScienceMobile that wondering led to performing surgery on a Tickle Me Elmo doll, which is the only test subject they had that is similar enough to teach us anything about Elmo anatomy.

I think I like him better this way...

-Via Nerdist


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The Origin Of The World's Most Famous Tongue Twister

"She Sells Sea Shells By The Sea Shore" is arguably the most famous tongue twister in the world, and even though the tongue twister itself dates back to around 1908 the true story it's based on is much older.

The "she" in the rhyme is Mary Anning from Dorset, England, who dug up fossils along the coast and sold them to tourists during the first half of the 19th century.

Digging up fossils was a family business, one which Mary took over when her father passed away in 1810, and even though the fossil trade was booming she struggled to make money because each fossil took her so long to dig up.

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Now, thanks to the tongue twister, Mary is known for selling sea shells even though she should be far more famous for her contributions to paleontology, a branch of science which was very young in her day.

And speaking of young- Mary was just 12-years-old when she and her brother dug up the skull of a four-foot Ichthyosaur and gained international fame among fossil enthusiasts:

This discovery came decades before Darwin first published his model of evolution, at a time when most people were still ignorant of the earth’s ancient past. Most scientists believed that animals did not go extinct: they would instead migrate to a location more suited to their needs.

When Anning’s discovery was put on display, it created a considerable buzz among scientists and brought Anning to the attention of the wider community of archaeologists. By 1820, Anning was running a modestly successful fossil business and was working in collaboration with other geologists, finding a number of important fossils in the process.

A famous geologist, Henry De la Beche, created illustrations of ancient life forms in their natural habitat based on the fossils unearthed by Anning. This created some revenue which La Beche generously donated to Anning; yet despite this new-found fame, she continued to struggle financially.

Read The forgotten legend behind the world's most famous tongue twister here


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People On The News Who Are Clearly High On Life

The number "420" has been adopted by marijuana enthusiasts the world over and is thought to have originated in 1971 with a group of buddies from San Rafael high school in California who called themselves "The Waldos".

And even though many stoners have lost sight of the number's origin story they all agree that April 20th is the (un)official day of cannabis celebration, when everyone is in high spirits. 

But the people in these news clips don't need to smoke weed to act like total stoners, because they're so high on life it hurts to think! Must be something in the air...

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-Via Boing Boing


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A Guitar Transcription Of The "Monster Energy Drinks Are The Work Of Satan" Speech

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Evangelicals are seeing Satan everywhere these days, which is more a matter of seeing what they want to see than actually seeing anything real, and even energy drinks aren't safe from the 21st century Satanic Panic.

For according to Christine Weick, the woman who made this video back in 2014 and believes the Easter Bunny is a "Pagan Hare",  Monster energy drinks are the work of Satan and corrupting young minds.

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Christine's crackpottery naturally became the stuff of internet legend, but nobody could have foreseen how it would inspire talented musician JackWeir85 to transcribe and harmonize the speech for guitar.

And we still have no idea why JackWeir85 transcribed the speech at all...could it be the work of SATAN!

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-Via Laughing Squid


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A Beautiful Stained Glass Cabin Straight From A Fairytale

Stained glass windows are built to look beautiful both night and day, with colored glass cut and shaped to be aesthetically pleasing, but you can't fully appreciate the beauty of a stained glass window until the sun shines through.

So imagine how glorious the daylight hours must look and feel while you're inside this miniature stained glass cabin in the woods, constructed by artist and craftsman Neile Cooper.

Neile's "Glass Cabin" is a good example of how adding stained glass windows to a home can actually change the feel of the entire place, which in this case changed the feel from greenhouse to fairy tale dreamhouse.

See more from Breathtaking Stained Glass Cabin Looks Ripped From A Fairytale here


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Airline Pilot Reveals The Meaning Of 11 Secret Code Words Used During Flight

The pilots and attendants on an airplane must be able to communicate with each other over the intercom without alarming people, so they use jargon that makes no sense to passengers in order to speak in secret.

But thanks to pilot and author of Cockpit Confidential Patrick Smith the jargons out of the jar, and now you'll know what they're talking about when they discuss all-calls, crosschecks and "the equipment":

All-call

Used in a sample sentence: "Flight attendants, doors to arrival, crosscheck and all-call."

Definition: According to Smith, all-call is usually part of the door arming/disarming procedure. "This is a request that each flight attendant report via intercom from his or her station — a sort of flight attendant conference call," he wrote.

Doors to arrival and crosscheck

Used in a sample sentence: "Flight attendants, doors to arrival and crosscheck."

Definition: The announcement, usually made by the lead flight attendant as the plane is approaching the gate, is to verify that the emergency escape slides attached to each door have been disarmed — otherwise the slide will deploy automatically as soon as the door is opened.

Equipment

Used in a sample sentence: "Due to an equipment change, departure for Heathrow is delayed three hours.”

Definition: The airplane. "Is there not something strange about the refusal to call the focal object of the entire industry by its real name?" Smith wrote.

Read Airline Pilot Reveals The Meaning Of 11 Code Words Passengers Don't Understand here


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Unconventional Wedding Gowns That Caused A Stir

The bride is typically supposed to be the center of everyone's attention during a wedding, and her dress is supposed to make people gasp and talk in a good way.

So what did people think when Celine Dion wore this  Mirella and Steve Gentile gown when she wed her manager René Angélil in 1994?

They thought it looked like a bathrobe and talked trash, and yet nobody was surprised when Pamela Anderson wore nothing but a bikini while she got hitched to Kid Rock aboard a yacht back in 2006.

Sadly, the wedding dresses worn by the rich and famous get more attention when they're cool and unusual than when they're traditional or trashy, which is why Emma Thompson's dress got so much press back in 1989.

But if unique, unusual and simply fabulous was good enough for someone with as much marriage experience as Elizabeth Taylor then why would any bride want to walk down the aisle in a boring white wedding gown?

See 16 Unique Wedding Dresses That Will Make You Gasp here


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College: Movies Versus Real Life

Every spring a new batch of seniors graduate from high school and start thinking about college in the fall, while current college students think about the summer while enjoying their spring break.

In real life those formulative college years represent change and a myriad of possibilities, but in movies about college the university experience is reduced to a rom-com full of montages and native advertising.

This comic by Krudman and Rebecca Caplan isn't as exciting as one of those crazy college films full of guys and gals gone wild, but it will make the college bound feel better about attending classes!

-Via CollegeHumor


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Police Mistake Fallout Cosplayer For Bomber

Cops don't understand cosplay, or cosplayers for that matter, so they're constantly mistaking people in costume for a threat to public safety, a misunderstanding which has turned deadly on a few occasions.

Thankfully when cops in Grand Prairie, Canada were called in to investigate this Fallout cosplayer they didn't shoot first and ask questions later- because they mistook part of his costume for a bomb.

Dressed as a member of the New California Republic from Fallout: New Vegas, the cosplayer was heading to the nearest tailor for some alterations when police moved in to take action:

While on his way to Lynn’s Alterations at Bell Tower Plaza carrying a New California Republic flag, calls from concerned residents altered police who then showed up to the tailor’s shop and used their vehicles for cover, treating the entire ordeal like a live bomb situation that might end in a shootout. “At least eight officers responded with their long guns drawn,” CBC News reported

While in the middle of doing measurements for the costume, the owner of Lynn’s Alterations, Hoa Huynh, was called by police and asked if he saw any wires on the man. When Huynh confirmed that he did, they told him to exit the shop out the back entrance.

What the police and other residents had mistaken for a bomb, however, turned out to be several cans of Pringles potato chips.

Fortunately, the police tried to open a dialogue with the cosplayer before opening fire, and in so doing realized what exactly was going on. They still took him into custody but eventually released him without any charges.

Moral of the story? Fallout cosplay at a Con is cool, but Fallout cosplay on the street looks like a felony in the making.

-Via Kotaku Cosplay


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Anime Characters Who Were Based On Real People

The artists who create characters for manga and anime almost always use a real person as a reference for drawing, including their features, hairstyle and skin tones in the cartoon adaptation.

The massive man-eating "Armored Titan" on Attack On Titan is based on MMA fighter Brock Lesnar because of course he is, and the comparison between Rock Lee from Naruto and Bruce Lee is pretty obvious.

But most people are unaware how many of the characters on the sci-fi noir series Cowboy Bebop are based on real actors, including Spike Spiegel who is based on badass Japanese actor Yusaku Matsuda.

The hair, the clothes and the swagger are a perfect fit, and with that in mind who do you think inspired the bounty hunter character Coffee?

That's a no-brainer, Coffee is a ripoff of inspired by Pam Grier, star of the movie Coffy.

The real life inspiration for the High School Of The Dead character Hirano Kohta isn't quite as obvious unless you're an otaku like him- he was drawn to resemble Hellsing creator Hirano Kouta. They changed one letter in his name...nothing obvious about that! *wink*

See 10 Anime Characters You Didn't Know Were Based On Real People here


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A Furby Being Crushed By A Hydraulic Press

Do you get creeped out every time you see a Furby? Have you had nightmares about that scary little talking toy walking into your bedroom while you're sleeping and whispering gibberish into your ear before it strangles you to death? No?

I might need to see someone about my recurring Furby nightmare, but while I do that you should watch Furby being crushed to bits by a hydraulic press, it's so satisfying!

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Thanks for showing that Furby who's boss Hydraulic Press Channel, hopefully I'll have pleasant dreams about flat Furbys tonight!

-Via Laughing Squid


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The 'Draw This Again' Online Art Challenge Proves Practice Makes Perfect

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It's not always to see a person's skills improve as they perfect their craft, but it's really easy to see an illustrator's improvement because their original drawings look like crap compared to their later works.

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And with the abundance of tutorials and instructional material online some digital artists are able to increase their skill levels in mere months, which makes for an even more amazing before and after picture.

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The 'Draw This Again' Challenge encourages artists to revisit one of their earlier artworks to show how far they've come over the years (or months), the side-by-side comparisons showcasing their remarkable improvement.

(Image via Laura Browers)

See more from 'Draw This Again' Challenge Shows That Practice Makes Perfect here


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Rian Johnson's Photos From The Set Of The Last Jedi

Hot on the heels of that amazing trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII- The Last Jedi comes these cool set photos shared by writer/director Rian Johnson, photos which show the filmmaker's process and what he saw on set.

Rian carried an old camera with him at all times during filming, and whenever he saw a cool shot he captured the scene in black & white, which gives these behind-the-scenes images a classic look befitting Star Wars.

Rian shared these photos, as well as many color shots from the set, during a panel at Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando, and he claims to have shot thousands of pics during filming. Sounds like the makings of an awesome coffee table art book to me!

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See Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi Set Photos here


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Cool DIY Cinder Block Projects

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The humble cinder block has proven it's more than just the component of a sturdy wall- it's a building block with handy holes in the middle that make it way more useful than its square cousin the brick.

You can't use a pyramid of bricks as a planter, but stack a bunch of cinder blocks in a somewhat pyramidal shape and you've got a really cool looking Pyramid Planter that's perfect for succulents or strawberries.

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But cinder blocks don't have to stay outside, they can be used to make a pretty cool looking cubby futon or bookshelves that are simple yet super fun(ctional).

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But cinder blocks are best when used to make outdoor furniture, like benches, patio tables or this swanky planter bar, since they stand up well to weather and always look stone cold cool.

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See 15 DIY Cinder Block Projects here


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Fun Words Created By Spelling Other Words Backwards

Many words in the English language have strange origin stories, but those words created by simply spelling a pre-existing word backwards have a very straightforward reason for existing- wordplay.

The Brits turned Yob into a cool slang term for a lad who's up to no good, a well flipped word that rolls off the tongue and easily gets its meaning across without explanation.

And when Dylan Thomas set his play Under Milk Wood in a Welsh town called Llareggub ("bugger all" spelled backwards)- now that was bloody brilliant!

It's not hard to conjure up an explanation for why the sorcerer in Fantasia is named Yensid- the character was modeled after Disney and symbolizes his "magical" imagination.  

And if you're long in the tooth like Yensid you may need help with irregularity, so those who wanted to hear nature's call on a daily basis would take Serutan, nature's way to “provide peristaltic stimulation.”

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See 9 Words Created by Spelling Other Words Backwards at mental_floss


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Profile for Zeon Santos

  • Member Since 2012/08/04


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