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When TV Worlds Collided And Fans Got Way Too Excited

Fans are always obsessing about what it would be like if their favorite pop culture characters came together in a TV show crossover episode, but due to licensing restrictions and greed this almost never happens.

Back in the 80s and 90s it was a bit easier for pop culture franchises to come together, so we got to see Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Boy Meets World, Fresh Prince's cousin Hilary paid a visit to Blossom, and Urkel hung out with the Tanners on Full House.

Fans were naturally very excited about these crossover events, and it became a bit of a trend for TV shows to have a crossover event, even if it made no sense.

But do you know which TV crossover event made more sense than any other TV crossover ever?

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appearance on Power Rangers In Space, now that was pure television magic!

See 7 Times TV Worlds Collided And We All Got Way Too Excited here


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Watch A Train Plow Straight Through A Semi-Truck Trailer Stuck On The Tracks

It's a scene straight out of an action flick- a semi-truck stuck on the tracks as a train going too fast to stop comes barreling towards it.

We expect certain things to happen when we watch this scenario play out, but as you can see in this video shot in Locust Grove, Georgia, trailers don't explode when they're hit by a train, despite what Hollywood would have us believe.

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The truck driver wasn't hurt in the crash and the trailer was full of candy, so in a way it was like a great show and a massive piñata smashing for any kids who happened to be walking by at that moment.

-Via The Wrap


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The World's Oldest Unopened Bottle Of Wine

The old adage "wine gets better with age" should be followed up with a "but only if..." to clarify the real rules of aging wine, so people who buy into the adage don't go looking for ancient bottles of wine to open.

Apparently you can drink a properly aged bottle of wine over 200 years after it has been bottled, but as Josh Jones of Open Culture shows us the world's oldest bottle of wine (circa 350 AD) definitely isn't drinkable:

A 1.5 liter “glass vessel with amphora-like sturdy shoulders” in the shape of dolphins, the bottle is of no use to its owner, but no one is certain what would happen to the liquid if it were exposed to air, so it stays sealed, its thick stopper of wax and olive oil maintaining an impressively hermetic environment. Scientists can only speculate that the liquid inside has probably lost most of its ethanol content. But the bottle still contains a good amount of wine, “diluted with a mix of various herbs.”

The Römerwein resides at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer, which seems like an incredibly fascinating place if you happen to be passing through. You won’t get to taste ancient Roman wine there, but you may, perhaps, if you travel to the University of Catania in Sicily where in 2013, scientists recreated ancient wine-making techniques, set up a vineyard, and followed the old ways to the letter, using wooden tools and strips of cane to tie their vines.

-Via Boing Boing

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Two-Sentence Horror Stories That Will Succinctly Make Your Skin Crawl

You don't have to write an entire novel or short story to scare someone's pants off, and true masters of horror can make our skin crawl with a few words, much less an entire sentence.

But the freaky folks who contribute to the subreddit TwoSentenceHorror are proving that a two-sentence long story is the easiest way to get into somebody's head without using a power drill.

After all horror isn't about gimmicks, monsters or bodily dismemberment- it's about the psychological effects words and imagery have on the human mind, and nothing leaves a mental scar quite like a good tale of terror.

See 10 Two-Sentence Horror Stories That'll Give You The Chills here


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Scenes From The Pop Culture Apocalypse

Pop culture iconography is something that will live on long after people have forgotten what the corresponding storylines were all about, becoming symbols of the past prized for their visual appeal.

And, as digital artist Filip Hodas shows us in his awesome artwork, the symbols of pop culture look really cool whether they're shiny and new or wasting away in a post apocalyptic world.

Filip's artwork features well known icons such as Pac-Man, Bender and Hello Kitty as apocalyptic ruins, where they live on as shelters and symbols of hope in an otherwise bleak and barren landscape.

And while most of these icons look a whole lot worse for wear they retain the visual appeal that made them so popular before the world fell apart.

See Artist Turns Pop Culture Into Apocalyptic Ruins here


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Justifiably Forgotten Milton Bradley Board Games

As an avid board gamer I'm constantly amazed by how many great games are out there, and whether they're simple enough for kids to play or so complex adults have a hard time playing the great games keep on coming.

But back in the board game dark ages stores were full of games that were neither fun to play nor good looking, and companies like Milton Bradley would just slap a licensed character on the box and call it a day.

Did anybody ever ask for a Do The Urkel, A Day With Ziggy or Where's The Beef? board game? Hell no, and yet Milton Bradley made them anyway, and judging by the Urkel game's board layout MB also made kids hate their parents for buying them such a garbage game. 

And speaking of garbage- what kid wouldn't want to play a game called Town Dump? And what could be more fun than a safe family board game about safety? It's a safe bet many copies of Let's Be Safe! found their way into town dumps across America...

See 14 Justifiably Forgotten Milton Bradley Board Games here


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This Brazilian Tattoo Artist Specializes In Ugly Tattoos

A bad tattoo is a bad decision made visible, which the victim gets to wear for the rest of their life, and it's typically not something the customer can foresee happening, since tattoo parlors don't hang fail pics on their walls.

But the odd ducks who go to 26-year-old Brazilian artist Helena Fernandes for one of her signature skin art originals know exactly what they're about to get- a really ugly tattoo.

Helena hand crafts her endearingly ugly tattoos at her home studio Malfeitona in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, and her fans proudly sport the tatuagens peba (literally "trash tattoos") she lovingly applies to their skin.

See more of Helena's Ugly Tattoos at Bored Panda


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Why We Should All Be Eating Adult Lunchables

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Lunchables weren't exactly what you'd call a healthy lunch when they first came out, and many kids who brought Lunchables to school were still hungry afterwards, unlike those of us who brown bagged it or ate a hot lunch.

But the concept behind Lunchables is solid, and as adults we often eat food much worse than Lunchables on a daily basis, so maybe it's time to let the Lunchables back into our lives- after an adult makeover.

Skillet's Claire Lower makes a great argument for why we should start making adult Lunchables, but first the rules of Lunchables:

  1. The contents within must require no cooking, and must be able to be eaten as-is without further prep, preferably without utensils.
  2. The various foods within must be able to be combined with every other food contained within the Lunchable in a pleasing way, the only exception being the optional dessert, which should be consumed last. (And should, preferably, be an Oreo cookie or a fun-size Snickers bar.)
  3. The food stuffs within must be compartmentalized neatly, and in a way that almost whispers to the consumer “Hush now, you are safe. There is order in this world after all.”

And here are some of Claire's tasty ideas that will make you want to buy a bento box and start bringing your own adult Lunchables to work every day:

  • Salami + rounds of crusty bread + shards of Parm + grapes
  • Grilled chicken chunks + mini pita + hummus + sliced grape tomatoes
  • Fancy crackers + sliced figs + the sharpest of sliced cheddar
  • Mortadella (fancy bologna with attitude) + American cheese (yell at me) + Ritz crackers (yeah, yell some more)
  • Rice crackers + cooked, cold shrimp (or that fake Krab meat) + cucumber slices + wasabi paste + packets of soy sauce

-Via Skillet

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Red Cross Swimming Safety Poster Recalled Due To Racism

I know you've been waiting with baited breath for another political correctness scandal to appear, so here it is- that Red Cross swimming safety poster at the top of the post is seen as racist, can you guess why?

It's not because of the lack of diversity in the pool but rather because all of the good kids being "cool" are white and all the bad kids doing "not cool" stuff are not white.  

Concerned parents took to social media to call out the American Red Cross over this accidental act of overt racism, and the Red Cross immediately issued an apology and discontinued the poster.

The poster's message was seen as doubly harmful for African Americans and Latinos, who still have a shaky relationship with swimming pools:

The African-American community has had a tense history when it comes to public pools, as they were segregated in the past, and even when they weren't, white residents would pressure black residents into avoiding pools and beaches.

"When I saw the poster, I just, was just very saddened that the Red Cross had chosen to put out an image that might discourage African-Americans from trying swimming if they were new to it, and also something that would extend a negative stereotype," Ebony Rosemond, who runs an advocacy group called Black Kids Swim, told KUSA.

"This educational series reflects a serious lapse of judgment that we believe is harmful for young people. 70% of African Americans and 60% of Latino Americans cannot swim," a Change.org petition calling on the Red Cross to review its policies reads. "Your poster extends existing negative stereotypes and further discourages people of color from participating in swim activities."

-Via Good Housekeeping


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Anthony Bourdain's 6 Sushi Bar No-Nos

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Anthony Bourdain has hung out with many of the top chefs in the world and eaten their amazing food too, and his culinary adventures have made him a bit of an expert on international cuisine.

One of Anthony's all time favorite foods is sushi, a taste for which he developed while hanging out at the bar at Sushi Yasuda in New York City, where he met and became friends with legendary sushi master Naomichi Yasuda.

So when Bourdain tells you what not to do at a real sushi bar you should heed his advice- or risk pissing off your sushi chef. Here are Bourdain's six punishable by death sushi bar don'ts:

1. Do Not: Make a slurry with all the wasabi and soy sauce you can get your hands on and then douse your fish with it. Make sure to taste your fish first.

2. Do Not: Dip your sushi rice down into the soy sauce—“unless you want to watch your rice crumble and disintegrate into an unholy mess in the wasabi slurry that you probably already made.” If you feel your sushi needs soy, lightly dip it fish side down.

3. Do Not: Say loudly, "This sushi is so fresh, dude." Unless you’re in a place where that concept would even be in question.

4. Do Not: Consider a sushi selection that includes mayonnaise. “Don’t get me wrong, I love mayo. Tuna salad on white bread is our version of Edo-style sushi. But it belongs nowhere near raw fish.”  

5. Do Not: Mistake a lame pan-Asian place for a sushi spot. “You know the ones; unst, unst, unst music is playing in the background, edamame comes with a cloud of dry ice. A great sushi bar is like the perfect Irish pub. You make decisions with your sushi chef, with your bartender, over the course of the night, and you leave feeling extremely well cared for.”
6. Do Not: Order a California Roll. No explanation necessary.

I think of Bourdain's advice every time I make a wasabi-soy slurry and soak my California Roll in it...

-Via Travel + Leisure

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Farmer And Sixteen Of His Cows Are Killed By Freak Weather Event

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When a farmer and 16 of his cows were found dead in a field people rightly suspected foul play, but sometimes the truth isn't stranger than fiction- it's just different.

29-year-old farmer Michael Biadasz and 16 of his cows were found dead on the family farm in Amherst, Wisconsin, when workers came in to begin hauling manure out of a holding tank.

Michael was emptying the manure tank when a atmospheric pressure caused by a storm trapped the methane gasses and prevented them from dissipating, killing Michael and 13 of his cattle instantly.

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Michael's mysterious death caused people to worry for their safety in Amherst, but I wonder if discovering the fact that freak weather caused Michael's death made them feel any safer?

-Via AWM


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Awful Final Roles For Iconic Actors Who Deserved Better

Some would say it's better to crash and burn than fade away, but I think these iconic actors would have disagreed, and they deserved better roles as their final on-screen performances.

Bela Lugosi is best known by his true fans as the first and finest Count Dracula, but Tim Burton's biopic Ed Wood introduced a new generation to Bela for all the wrong reasons- his appearances in Plan 9 From Outer Space and Glen Or Glenda.

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Both movies were unbearably bad, but at least Bela got to deliver one of the greatest monologues in movie history!

Joan Crawford went from being one of Hollywood's greatest and most revered actresses to playing second fiddle to a guy in a gorilla suit in the ultra-cheesy sci-fi flick Trog.

If you're a Joan Crawford or Bette Davis fan you should check out the FX series Feud: Bette And Joan, the Trog scene was particularly poignant after watching Joan's career end...badly.

But the worst send off of them all has to be Raul Julia's final on-screen appearance as M. Bison in Street Fighter: The Movie- Raul agreed to do the film because his grandchildren loved the video game so much.

Raul delivers an amazing performance in this less than mediocre movie even though he was battling cancer during the filming. He passed away shortly after the movie was finished at the age of 54.

See 10 Awful Final Roles Of Actors That Deserved Better here


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Chefs Share The Stupidest Food Orders They've Ever Received

Most chefs aren't anything like the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld, so they'll be accommodating to customers and customize their orders so they leave full and happy with their dining experience.

But everyone who works in the food service industry knows it's tough to deal with customers who are really dumb, really demanding and really cheap, three of the worst qualities in a diner.

You know what else makes a chef hate a customer, according to the chefs chiming in on the ChefTalk forum? When customers order a dish minus all the stuff that makes the dish delicious:

Chadateit

My personal favourite was a banquet order for a Caesar's salad (for a party of about 100 people) that, 20 minutes before plating, was updated saying that the Caesar dressing couldn't have anchovies, garlic, or egg. What do you even say to that?

Will

Well-done steak tartare.

Ramiro Exposito Gaspe

Paella without rice please.

And then there are those weirdos who don't understand how food allergies or diet restrictions work:

Just Jim

"I'm very allergic to garlic, is there any in the special?" "Yes, there is a little" "Well, as long as I can't see it I'll be okay. I'll have the special."

RAS1187

Order for well done burger. Not unusual, but the guest told the server, "My doctor told me I can't have any red meat" and was dead serious.

Just Jim

"Can I get the special with fettuccine? I'm allergic to penne." "You're allergic to a shape?"

But the worst diners of all are those lunatics who don't understand how food works at all. What planet are these crazy people from?:

Colomboshute

Today's special was sirloin a la plancha and a customer asked my wife if we could make it vegetarian...

Recky

Customer complains after eating her omelette that the menu didn't explicitly state that it contained “so much egg...”

RAS1187

French onion soup, no onions.

Locomoco

The other day I got a ticket that read: “Cheese plate (no dairy).”

Sergeant Pepper

Vegetarian filet mignon.

Read Chefs Share 58 Of The Stupidest Food Orders Ever here

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Will A Video Made By The National Crime Agency Curb Casual Cocaine Use In The UK?

Cocaine is a mentally addicting drug that messes with your endorphins and makes you feel like any time is the greatest time of your life, leaving frequent users feeling like the drug is actually benefitting their lives.

But the societal costs of cocaine use can seriously outweigh the benefits, just think about the comedy legends like John Candy, Chris Farley and John Belushi we lost to cocaine.

And yet cocaine users cannot see past the powder haze long enough to admit the drug is doing damage to their body and the world, but maybe they'd see the light if there was a video involved?

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Vice asked some young people to watch this video by the UK's National Crime Agency then asked them if they'd stop using coke after watching the video, and not surprisingly the video didn't really change any minds:

Charlie, 25, Barista

How much do you estimate you spend on cocaine?
Charlie: Probably between £150 to £200 a year, but that's spread over periods of high density and then gaps of little use.

How much do you know about where it comes from?
My dealer changes fairly regularly, probably about every six months to a year, and I've never known them very closely. Generally when I pick up I get it through several chains of different people, usually someone I know who knows someone who would then go and pick it up. In terms of where they get it from, I'd have no idea, really. I'd always just assumed it was all from the South America-type region...

Did the NCA video make you re-think your cocaine use?
I was sort of vaguely aware of the kind of widespread criminal networks that exist to transport and facilitate it, but the environmental effects never really occurred to me. This might sound kind of bad, but it's something that makes me think a lot more and speaks to me a lot more because it's kind of larger than just our species.

Does it make you want to stop?
Probably not, but it might make me think a bit more next time.

Read more at VICE


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Silly Boston Terrier "Swims" Around On The Living Room Rug

Boston Terrier's are little bundles of energy who will literally run themselves in circles to expend that energy so they don't explode like a little doggy grenade.

Their boundless energy also cause them to act in strange and unpredictable ways, as demonstrated by Riley the Boston Terrier who sometimes likes to pretend she's a shark.

Riley asked the other dogs on Instagram if they liked to pretend to be a shark too, to which they replied they'd rather pretend to be a waste disposal unit, a royal food taster or a squirrel but never a shark. I guess Riley swims to the beat of her own drum!

-Via Laughing Squid

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Changing Attitudes About Parenting, As Seen In Cartoons From The New Yorker

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Attitudes towards parenting and the concept of family in general have changed a lot since the 1920s, and throughout the family's transition from nuclear to free-form The New Yorker has captured the changes in their cartoons.

Sociologists from Indiana University Jaclyn Tabor and Jessica Calarco examined the changing attitudes towards parenting from 1925 to 2006 by looking at cartoons from The New Yorker:

...the study asks “Are children seen exclusively as good and desirable? Or are they also seen as a bit of a nuisance?”

Parenting is increasingly intensive (and stressful), especially among the wealthy. And more adults are opting out. According to 2010 census data, about 20 percent of American women never have children, compared to 10 percent in the 1970s. In order to see whether or not these shifts were also reflected in pop culture, the researchers combed through a sample from more than 70,439 New Yorker cartoons, noting how the magazine’s cartoonists have lampooned parenting over time.

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They presented their findings at the American Sociological Association's annual conference in 2015, the comics proving to be a valuable resource for sociological research:

Humor requires cultural resonance—comedy often hinges on the revelation, distortion or exaggeration of cultural realities,” the researchers write. Overall, they found that cartoons that showed having kids as beneficial waned over time, while cartoons about bad parenting have increased since the 1920s. 

Almost 30 percent of all the parenting-related cartoons involved children doing something beneficial to society, like delivering papers or providing services or good deeds for their neighbors. Most of these were published in the middle of the 20th century.

Almost 18 percent of all the jokes poked fun at the cost of having children—most of them from either the beginning of The New Yorker’s run or its more recent issues. “Darling, here’s the bill from the hospital. One more installment and the baby’s ours!” a 1928 cartoon quips, while a 1996 one reads “Your mother and I think it’s time you got a place of your own. We’d like a little time alone before we die.”

And 17 percent of all the cartoons represented having kids as a natural part of life, depicting normal activities like families picnicking or walking around town. These were more common in the middle of the century, but have since been on the decline (probably as not having children became more normal, as the census data shows).

-Via Mental Floss


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End The Summer In Style With A NeatoShop T-Shirt

Big Wampa by El Black Bat

The heat, humidity and longer days of summer turn some people into great big monsters, making them unbearable to be around during those summer months because they constantly make us lose our cool.

But summer's almost over folks, so keep calm, stay cool and sport a NeatoShop t-shirt whenever possible for maximum style and comfort for minimum bucks!

Some people will be sorry to see summer go

Jesus ride by MoisEscudero

While others can't wait for their favorite fall activities to return

Wild American Football by SayWhatJAY

So they can go outside again when the weather cools down

SJW snowflake justice warrior by louisros

Because nobody likes to feel all hot and melty

Melted Rainbow by Tobe Fonseca

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Doctors Are Baffled When Australian Teen's Legs Are Chewed Up By Sea Fleas

We expect most dangers at the beach to be found under the water, and aside from sharp sea shells, cranky crabs or beached jellyfish people don't feel the need to watch out while they walk down the shore.

But Australian teen Sam Kanizay discovered another beach danger he was unaware of until they'd chewed his legs bloody raw- sea fleas:

"I walked out of the water, saw what I thought was sand covering my ankles below my calf, shook it off quite violently, and it came off," he told CNN affiliate Seven Network Australia. But what he shook from his legs wasn't sand.

"We thought we better clean off this bit of blood and then realized it wasn't washing away," Jane Kanizay, Sam's mother, told Seven News.
"There was no stopping the bleeding," his father told the Washington Post. "We just had to get him to hospital."
At the local hospital, doctors attempted to stem the flow of blood, but it continued to run from the many pinhole-size bites on Sam's feet and legs.
Sam said his pain was "up to an eight out of 10," his father told the Post, adding that hospital staff were baffled by his injury.

Sea fleas are amphipods, a type of naturally-occurring scavenger that normally only dine on dead things, so the reason why they chewed up Sam's legs so badly is still a mystery.

But Sam's dad Jarrod wanted to conduct his own investigation, so he took some raw meat down to the site where Sam was chewed up by the swarm and shot this disturbing footage:

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-Via BuzzFeed and CNN


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Sculptor Spends 2 Years Building Incredibly Cool Statue Out Of 100,000 Knives

Fascist rulers crack down on artists because art gives people hope and often contains symbols and messages that are critical of people in power, which makes it a dangerous tool against absolute rule.

But sculptor Alfie Radley didn't turn 100,000 knives into the world's most dangerous sculpture to protest political policies in the UK, or give people hope for that matter, and the British authorities actually aided in its construction.

Alfie built the 26-foot-tall Knife Angel to raise awareness about the rising knife violence problem in the UK and honor the victims:

The angel’s founder, Alfie Radley, has spent two years designing and building the sculpture that features authorities donated knives that were actually utilized in violent crimes all over England and Wales, some of which even have the names of the victims engraved onto the blades. The rest arrived thanks to the aid of British Ironwork Centre in Shropshire, which initiated an amnesty program “Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife,” through which individuals can anonymously contribute their knives to the project.

-Via design you trust


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Men Are Sealing Their Urethras Shut To Prevent Pregnancy

You know those really stupid news stories you read online then have to verify because it seems too dumb to be true? Men are sealing their penises shut to prevent pregnancy- tell me that's not one of the most verification-worthy headlines ever read online!

According to this New York Post article guys are using a product called Jiftip (NSFW) to seal their urethra shut with an adhesive decal so no sperm escapes during intercourse, which is neither safe nor effective.

The Jiftip website claims their product is meant to help men "feel your partner, feel freedom, feel smart", and yet their site also warns:

"Jiftip is NOT a condom. Because it's not approved for anything anywhere, let's make this clear: Use for novelty, pleasure, convenience, fun, or entertainment. THOU SHALT NOT USE FOR PREGNANCY OR STI PREVENTION PURPOSES."

This crotch catastrophy in the making is still in the beta testing phase, but health experts warn against anyone using the product for good reason:

Natika Halil, chief executive of sexual health charity the Family Planning Association, told The Sun Online: “There’s no evidence to suggest that this product is safe or effective, and it could potentially be very painful.

“As the company themselves say, it isn’t approved to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections — so if you want to avoid either of those, we’d recommend avoiding this product as well.

“It’s quite concerning that the company implies that sex without condoms isn’t ‘real sex,’ as condoms are the only form of contraception that can help prevent sexually transmitted infections.”

-Via NY Post


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Wonders Of The Deep

There are many wonders to be seen in the ocean, but when you're famous cartoons like Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Goofy your expectations are much higher than that of the average human- with good reason.

Living in a cartoon means anything can happen, and any kind of creature imaginable can appear in the illustrated ocean, from a realistic render to something totally bizarro that could only exist as a 'toon.

So when the trio jump in Doctor Von Drake's submarine ride to see what lies under the sea they're sorely disappointed by the lack of aquatic characters...until they go deeper, deeper, DEEPER!

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The Andy Warhol Episode Of The Love Boat

Andy Warhol is often portrayed as a cold, emotionless character who also constantly seems a bit addle minded, but this stereotypical portrayal doesn't really do the man justice. In real life Andy had many sides to his life and his personality, and he was quite the fun loving fellow when he felt like kicking up his Beatle boots.

He was a fan of pro wrestling, appeared in music videos for The Cars and even made an uncredited appearance in Tootsie, but his 1985 appearance on The Love Boat is really out there- even for Warhol.


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Here's more about Season 9, Episode 3, entitled “Hidden Treasure / Picture from the Past / Ace’s Salary”:

An all-star cast, including Andy Warhol, Andy Griffith, and Milton Berle, helps the crew celebrate the ship’s two-hundredth voyage. In “Picture from the Past,” Warhol, as himself, offers to select a passenger as the subject of his next portrait. Marion Ross plays a former Warhol superstar who fears the artist will recognize her and reveal her secret past to her disapproving, conservative husband, played by Tom Bosley.

After The Love Boat episode was aired, he complained to a friend that people in Hollywood were “idiots.” They didn’t buy art, he said. They stank.

-Via Dangerous Minds


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How To Gracefully Avoid Touchy Conversation Topics

Most of us can't live without a good conversation here and there, one with plenty of back and forth and honest sharing from all involved, a chat that makes you feel like you're talking to the right people.

After having great conversations you become accutely aware of how awkward and difficult other conversations can be, especially when the discussion turns to touchier subjects- like a relative's fight with cancer.

So Lifehacker's Emily Price came up with planned conversations to help her and her dad deal with all those people who would ask her about her mom's cancer but didn't really care to hear the truth:

Planned conversations certainly aren’t full-proof, but as someone who hates small talk, they can be a lifesaver in situations, like family reunions, where there are a handful of topics you don’t want to talk about.

My advice to my dad was just to respond to questions he didn’t want to answer with a very short nondescript answer, and then immediately change the subject to something slightly related he did want to talk about.

The original question asker likely won’t notice the transition, and if they do, going back to the original question will be awkward after the topic shift, so they’re not likely to do it.

The key to success with this is to have a prepared answer that to some extent answers the question, as well as a planned conversation pivot.

Read How To Gracefull Avoid Touchy Conversation Topics here


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Photographer Documents The Secret Side Of China's Underground Club Life

The underground vice club scene in China is darker and seedier than one would imagine despite the official ban on sex workers and strip clubs, as Ukranian artist Sergey Melnitchenko discovered when he moved to Hong Kong in 2015.

Working as a model and dancer Sergey soon took up a camera to capture all the strange and interesting moments seen while working in the sleazy nightclub scene:

“Transvestites, girls bathing in tubs of beer, drunk actors and even more drunk visitors. All of this [is the] club, the club where I’m working,” that’s the introduction Sergey gives to his photo series ‘Behind The Scenes,’ which he made during a four-month employment in an unnamed Chinese underground club.

“[It] is more like a huge bar with a stage, because no one of the visitors is dancing here,” explains Sergey, who’s photo series is all about “the invisible side of the club, the atmosphere,” and the look into the backstage, where “there is more burlesque than on the stage.”

See more from Photographer Documents The Secret Side Of China's Underground Clubs here (NSFW-ish)


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Meet The King Of The Workers In This Animated Propaganda Short From 1949

In the wake of World War II America became embroiled in a new conflict- the Cold War, aka the War against Communism which gave us McCarthyism and the Red Scare.

The rise of the Commies scared the crap out of the American government, so various propaganda films were created to bolster American pride and remind Americans how good they have it here.

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Meet King Joe is a prime example of the sort of propaganda being created to appeal to the American people so they wouldn't "turn red":

This 1949 Technicolor cartoon is a Cold War-era propaganda film aimed at American workers with the objective of convincing them of their good fortune. It shows us the life of a common working man in America, and how he is able to achieve financial success for himself thanks to investment, competition, research, and technology.

Joe, an average American working man who, wears overalls and talks with a pseudo-Brooklyn accent, is "king of the workers of the world" not because he is worthy, but because the machinery in his factory "multiplies strength and efficiency." We also learn that Joe is "king" not because he can exert power over anything, but because "he can buy more with his wages than any other worker on the globe."

We gets a nicely illustrated introduction to then-standard basic economic theories of production and investment that "make the United States the industrial master of the world”. As proof that the American capitalist system is the most wonderful on earth, the narrator informs us that Americans own 72% of the cars in the world, 92% of the bathtubs, and "practically all the refrigerators in existence." The narrator sums up the attitude industrial America was pushing: "Labor and management must continue to increase the production of better goods at lower prices so that more people will be able to buy the things that make life easier and happier for all of us."

The cartoon is a John Sutherland production. It is one of the "fun and facts about America" series, made "to create a deeper understanding of what has made America the finest place in the world to live."


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Gummy Gas Crisis Is A Real Blast To Watch

Old school 2D platformers are fun to play but not all that fun to watch being played, because the flat graphics don't do the action-packed scenes justice.

But if you could see a 3D view of the action, which would make you feel like you're watching the game play out in person, then platform games would feel a lot like Gummy Gas Crisis directed by Rodrigo Diaz of Blirp Studio.

The characters are cartoony and colorful, the action is frenetic and platform-y, and the animation is top notch, so if you're ready strap in and enjoy the ride!

GUMMY GAS CRISIS from Blirp Studio on Vimeo.

-Via Cartoon Brew


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An Aladdin-Inspired Piescraper Palace

Piescrapers are a dessert creation we've all dreamt about but never dared hope we'd actually get to see, much less eat, in real life, but just like the Piecaken and the Pizza Pot Pie this dessert dreams has come true.

And if your piescraper dream involved Aladdin as well then you're going to find this Palace Piescraper creation made by Pies Are Awesome doubly delicious- even though it's almost too good looking to eat!

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-Via Geeks Are Sexy

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Kind Human Repeatedly Rescues Dumb Raccoon From Trash Bin

Rescue a wild animal once and you're an animal lovin' hero, but when you have to rescue the same wild animal over and over again it's time to wonder whether natural selection is trying to take its course.

Because there must be something wrong with a wild critter who keeps landing in a heap of trouble only a human can rescue them from, right?

Well, maybe the raccoon Dmitry Tkachenko keeps rescuing, the one he calls Sneaky Pete, is like one of those hapless characters you see in the cartoons- a well-meaning goofball who can't seem to take ten steps without falling flat on their face.

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Dmitry says he has been rescuing Sneaky Pete from the trash bin approximately 5 times a week since July 2016, when Pete was but a wee trash panda:

This silly trash panda needs rescuing approximately 5 times a week. Hopefully he’ll remember my kindness and take care of me when I get old.

-Via Laughing Squid

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

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Elmo Vs. Sulfuric Acid

Even though I'm a big fan of the Muppets and everything Jim Henson ever created that saccharin cute little guy Elmo has always bothered me, and his "Elmo think glass is always full!" version of optimism makes me gag.

So for me it's delightful to see bad things happen to Elmo toys, and ever since those annoying Tickle Me Elmo dolls came out many people have come to feel the same way about Elmo as I do.

And the folks behind Will It Last? were happy to show their dislike by destroying a plush Elmo in a horrific way- by dumping sulfuric acid on him so they can have the last laugh while Elmo's whole body melts into a pile of goo.

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Doctor Takes A Break From Giving Birth To Deliver Another Patient's Baby

It can be hard for women to find an OB-GYN they feel comfortable with and even harder to find a doctor who makes you feel like they're just as concerned about the safety of your baby as you are.

But the truth is there aren't many obstetricians out there like Dr. Amanda Hess- because she's so dedicated to her profession she took a break from delivering her own baby to help deliver someone else's child.

Dr. Hess was in labor at her hospidal in Frankfort, Kentucky when she heard a woman screaim down the hall.

The woman was fully dilated and ready to deliver, but the on-call doctor was on break and wouldn't make it back in time, so

“I just put on a gown to cover my backside and put on some boots over my shoes, to keep from getting any fluid and all that stuff on me, and went down to her room," Hess told WKYT.

As it turned out, Dr. Hess knew the woman about to give birth, Leah Halliday Johnson. Dr. Hess, in fact, had even given Johnson her last checkup a few days earlier.

Dr. Hess, despite being in labor herself, immediately went to work. This was a relief to Johnson, who "was just glad to be able to get to push and have the baby out and not have to wait any longer," Hess told WKYT.

After delivering Leah's baby Dr. Hess went back in and gave birth to her own bundle of joy, and it seems little Ellen Joyce didn't mind waiting one bit.

-Via BuzzFeed


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