Going on a first date means worrying about making a good impression and hoping everything goes smoothly, but more often than not something crappy happens during the date that makes things awkward.
That's why they say you shouldn't get drunk or otherwise before you go out on a date, but a young lady named Maleka, who goes by @_blotty on Twitter, would like to add coffee to the list of pre-date don'ts.
She had a crappy experience on a date because she had to poop...and the toilet wouldn't flush.
I am a confident, calm and self assured woman...so I felt comfortable popping in his bathroom. This was a mistake. His toilet did not flush
Parents used to live in fear of their video game obsessed kids playing Grand Theft Auto then deciding it would be a grand idea to steal a car and lead the police on a high speed chase, but thankfully no kid was ever that dumb.
However, convicted dumb criminal Ryan Stone proved age does not guarantee wisdom back in 2013 when he started his GTA in real life crime spree by stealing a red Ford Edge left running in a gas station parking lot.
But Ryan had just stolen a car with a four-year-old in the back and realized he needed to bail out, so he pulled a GTA move and blocked off another car on the road, dragging the driver out before speeding off again.
After a failed attempt to jump cars once again Ryan took off on foot, the scene ending dramatically yet unlike GTA because the helicopter didn't mow him down in the middle of the street.
Whether he was actually trying to imitate the video game series or not is unknown, but everyone involved is thankful the incident did not play out like GTA because nobody was killed or seriously injured during the spree.
Things got mighty freaky in Frisco during those free love days, and you could see all kinds of strange sights and interesting people on the sidewalks in and around Haight-Ashbury, making it a prime stop for a bus tour.
This "descent into psychedelia" looks pretty tame to our modern eyes, but imagine the wonder and horror those (mostly Midwestern) squares felt when they saw what those hippies were up to on those acid soaked SF streets!
Spring is in the air, and people are starting to feel alive again as the winter chill starts to thaw and melt into the bodies of water we'll be swimming in come summer.
As the temperatures rise our sweaters go into storage and out come the short sleeves, and if you're looking for some new tees to put a spring in your step and make you feel fresh again then check out these tees from the NeatoShop.
Spring means new life, new green growth and a new season to explore the natural world
It's the nightmare story the identity protection companies would love to tell you in order to sell you on their services, but unlike most of their made up scenarios this one actually happened to a writer from Lifehacker.
His name is Eric Ravenscraft, and his identity was stolen by someone who was kind enough to file his taxes for him too, which is how he discovered the identity theft had taken place.
He received a letter from the IRS stating he'd filed his taxes twice, and all the strange emails and the fact that his Spotify account kept playing Enrique Iglesias suddenly made sense.
Even though The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time came out for the Nintendo 64 back in 1998 it continues to fill the heart containers of gamers young and old with joy while it fills their heads with sweet little ocarina ditties.
While Majora's Mask may have more of a fan art presence, Ocarina of Time has something that other game doesn't- lots more gameplay elements that can easily be made fun of in comic strip form.
Chopsticks are used by many different Asian cultures in many different ways, and considering they've been around for an estimated six thousand years it'd be silly to think otherwise.
But it seems how they're used, what they're made out of and what they're used to eat varies by country rather than by type of cuisine.
In Japan chopsticks are used to eat anything that's not considered hand food, and the debate whether sushi is hand food or not rages on.
In Hong Kong and mainland China chopsticks are used for traditional rice and noodle dishes, and any western foods are eaten with knife and fork.
And in Thailand chopsticks are often used to load up your spoon with ingredients from the bowl before you take a bite.
Mashable asked foodies from various countries how chopsticks are used in their culture, and it seems the one thing they all agree on is this- don't stick them in your bowl standing straight up, as this is symbolically associated with death.
Back in 1989 the Rolling Stones were winding up their Steel Wheels tour and looking to do a pay-per-view broadcast, but the only place tour manager Michael Cohl could find to book was the Donald Trump's Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.
I opened my big mouth in the meeting with The Rolling Stones where they go, "This is all great, but we're not going to be affiliated with Donald Trump. At all. Screw you." And I go, "I will control Donald Trump! Don't you worry!"
So, we signed the contract. Donald agrees that he will not be in any of the promotion except in Atlantic City, and he will not show up at the gig!
The Stones were then set to give an interview before the show, but Trump swooped in and made himself the star of the show:
I give him the [come here gesture]. "Come on, Donald, what are you doing? A) You promised us you wouldn't even be here and, B) you promised you would never do this." He says, "But they begged me to go up, Michael! They begged me to go up!" I say, "Stop it. Stop it. This could be crazy. Do what you said you would. Don't make a liar of yourself."
The Stones were understandably upset about the Don's double-cross, but Keith Richards was downright livid:
They call me back, at which point Keith pulls out his knife and slams it on the table and says, "What the hell do I have you for? Do I have to go over there and fire him myself? One of us is leaving the building – either him, or us." I said, "No. I'll go do it. Don't you worry."
Don't mess with knife wielding vampires, Donald, or you might get cut...
MythResults delivers the busted, plausible or confirmed results for each of the over 1,000 myths in one sentence, and they've even included a link to each episode's main page, so you can get the full story fast.
Twitter has officially been around for a decade now, and in that time Twitter didn't revolutionize the way we share on social media, nor did it kill Facebook or Instagram like so many claimed it would.
Instead it quietly made history in one hundred forty characters or less, serving as a platform for discussion and promotion that even the POTUS could get behind.
We just made history. All of this happened because you gave your time, talent and passion. All of this happened because of you. Thanks
The iconic look of that quaint seaside village featured prominently in the 1980 motion picture adaptation of Popeye makes it seem like a location from another time, but surprisingly it was built in Anchor Bay, Malta for the movie.
Designed by Wolf Kroeger, the elaborately detailed and fully functional set took a crew seven months to build, and when the filming was done they didn't have the heart to tear it down so they left it up for future generations to enjoy.
When polls required respondents to mail in their vote far fewer crackpots chimed in and therefore most polls ended with usable results, but then the internet came along and changed all that.
Since everyone and their brother are online these days everyone gets a vote, including the people who think it's reasonable to name an important ship Boaty McBoatface or an endangered humpback whale Mr. Splashy Pants.
It seems online voters like a good laugh, which is why Nancy Upton came in first in American Apparel's "Next Big Thing" contest to find a new plus sized model.
The differences between models used in feature films and the toys of today are negligible, and the incredible detail found on most licensed toys makes kids feel like they own a piece of their favorite films.
To demonstrate how easy it is to turn a toy into a camera ready model artist Tristan Elliott added a masterful paint job to Hasbro's Battle Action Millennium Falcon toy and turned it into a ship Chewie would be proud to co-pilot.
Tristan added damage and distress details to the otherwise dull gray ship, and with each new added detail another piece of the puzzle of how the Falcon ended up on Jakku falls into place.
Your facial hair is the first thing people see when they look at your face, and when your chin hairs enter the room before the rest of your face you can be sure people are going to stare at it and wonder.
Sometimes they're wondering why you don't shave it all off, or what you would look like when you're clean shaven, and a few jealous facial hair fans will wonder how long it took you to grow out your fabulous look.
But as you'll see in this illustrated guide created by Caldwell Tanner and Susanna Wolff your beard and moustache typically does most of the talking for you, giving the world a hairy glimpse into your soul.
If animators have done their job well then viewers don't think too hard about how they designed their backgrounds or characters, they just watch the wonderful animation and go squee.
But all artists work with real life reference, and for anime this reference often includes photos of Japanese cities like Tokyo that serve as a backdrop for the storyline.
The 2013 anime feature The Garden Of Words takes place in Tokyo, so director Makoto Shinkai used photo reference to create stunningly beautiful backgrounds that set the picture firmly in the city during the rainy season.
The world could use a few more people who have their minds set on being less stupid, because those folks seem to be in short supply these days and the internet only makes it easier to skate by without a brain.
So maybe what we need is a new web series aimed at turning the tides of dumbness, a series with a catchy title like Be Less Stupid, yeah, that's the ticket! (NSFW due to language)
Be Less Stupid is a new series by former Penn & Teller: Bulls#%t! and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher writer Jon Hotchkiss, who exposes the truth about hot button issues like Coke bleaching, cabin depressurization and whether having sex with a pregnant woman poses a threat to the infant. You know, smart people stuff!
Playing a video game in public may cause people to become curious about what you're playing, and before you know it the onlookers have begun to gawk and crane.
These vicarious thrill-seekers keep their thoughts to themselves until you walk away, which is when they realize their life is incomplete without that blush boy tactics fighting game in their collection.
Julia Lepetit sketched out the starers and the screen jockey in this little scenario for Dorkly, but it just as easily could've happened to you or someone you know in real life, so beware the stare...
A baby chimp is adopted by pop star Michael Jackson. Narrating his own story, Bubbles the Chimp details his life within The King of Pop’s inner circle through the scandals that later rocked Jackson’s life and eventually led to Bubbles’ release.
Have you ever seen a response posted to social media that everyone else on the thread felt was a burn even though it barely had enough heat to warm your hands?
That's because people love to overuse terms like “burn” or “troll” or “acute paranoia”, but when you read a real life changing burn you just know it raised a few eyebrows and caused some uncontrollable snickering.
Burns are a way for friends and family to help keep your ego in check, a way to slam you for posting your ridiculous pics and opinions on Facebook, and a way to permanently keep you out of the gene pool.
When you go to a Bruce Springsteen concert you stay until the Boss is done doing his thing, and these days that can last three or four hours easy, which could spell trouble for any elementary school students in the audience.
A young man named Xabi attended a Springsteen concert with his superfan dad Scott Glovsky at L.A. Memorial Sports Arena on a Tuesday night, and when the concert didn't end until 11:40 Xabi thought he might be in trouble.
Luckily he'd held up a sign during the concert that said “Bruce, I will be late to school tomorrow, please sign my note”, and the Boss proved he's still the Boss by actually writing the kid a note.
Bruce invited Xabi and his dad backstage and wrote him a note that read ““Dear Ms. Jackson, Xabi has been out very late rocking + rolling. Please excuse him if he is tardy!”
And that's how a new generation of Bruce Springsteen fans are born.