It might be an unpopular opinion, but I always found gender reveal parties to be a bit self-obsessed -after all, your friends and family members probably don't actually care that much about whether you're having a boy or a girl. That being said, they're also a bit boring, I mean, there's really only two options out there when it comes to the big reveal. On the other hand, the gender reveal party in this comic by Adam Ellis is features a truly exciting surprise.
They say birds of a feather stick together, but that's certainly not the case when it comes to Ingo the dog and her owl friends.
It seems Ingo originally was friends with one little owl named Poldi and his collection of buddies has drastically grown from there -though the pictures seem to prove that Ingo and Poldi are still the closest of the group.
You might say they get a real "hoot" out of the relationship.
Fortunately for all of us, Ingo's owner, Tanja Brandt is a professional photographer who is there to capture every unique and beautiful encounter between Ingo, Poldi and all the other owls they encounter.
If you're a real Neatorama fan, you no doubt follow us on Facebook. But the site, unfortunately, just changed their algorithm to prioritize friends and family members and de-prioritize brands, which makes it so you pretty much won't see our posts on your feed any more.
While some people are just fine with that, others want to keep seeing the pages they are following. If you're in the later group, you can make sure you can see our page and the others you care about, but it takes a little work.
To make sure you keep seeing the pages you care about, you'll need to log in to your account, then click on the three dots next to the "News Feed" text on the left side and then select "Edit Preferences." From there, you need to select "prioritize who to see first" and then you can just click on the brands and friends you want to see in your feed.
It's kind of a pain, but at least it ensures you'll get to see the people and websites you care most about in your feed.
One of the great things about having a baby is that every occassion is a "first" and every first is special. The baby's first Christmas is particularly special, which is why you might want to go out of your way to buy something to remember the holiday and Etsy is full of cool (often custom) products to help you do just that. Here are 8 particularly fun ones:
Sure, you might not keep your kid's first Christmas outfit forever, but the pictures you'll take of them in the clothing will keep those memories alive forever. For little girls, this red and white tutu ensemble by PrincessKeepsakes is a fun, festive way to celebrate the season.
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name -and while that would much more likely happen in a neighborhood bar you frequent regularly, it's hard not to envison the welcome smiles of Sam and Dianne when you enter the Cheers bar, which actually exists in Boston.
If you prefer a slice of cherry pie and some damn fine coffee though, you might prefer to visit the Double R Diner, which actually goes by the name of Twede's Cafe and is located in North Bend, WA. These two locations are only some of the many real life restaurants and bars made famous in television shows and movies. You can read about more of them (and start planning your visits) over on Travel and Leisure.
Camping takes a special set of skills and some people are just plain better at preparing than others. You might be one of those people that are pretty good at roughing it, but even then I doubt you look nearly as good doing it as little Azuki the hedgehog.
Azuki does all the camping neccessities, including sleeping in a tent, grilling up some dinner and even kayaking.
The most impressive part of the photo set is all the teeny, tiny, incredibly-accurate props made just for this perfect picture set.
We've all seen those classic cross stitches with the message about there being one set of footprints in the sand because Jesus carried them when things got the hardest. But if you're a geek, you might see a set of single footprints in the sand for a different reason.
Stranger Things came out less than a week ago and most of us obsessed with the nostalgic charm of the show have already streamed the whole new season. If you are trying to figure out how to pass the time until season 3 comes out (presumably in another year), you might want to consider making some fan art to pass the time.
Rat owners will tell you their creature of choice is actually smart and very clean, but if you've had a rat infestation, then you know how unpleasant it is to have them in your home. This comic by Safely Endangered will remind you why rats are simply jerks even when they're pretending to be nice.
Some people like watching absolutely terrifying movies. Some people hate horror films. But some people like the fun of horror movies but just can't handle getting too scared -for those people, this Collider list is a perfect guide to finding the right scary movie that's not too scary. The level of spookiness varies greatly from Little Shop of Horrors campiness to Poltergeist's truly terrifying tale.
If you're still looking for something spooky to watch tonight and can't handle too many chills and thrills, you won't want to miss this article.
Hungarian puli dogs are always compared to mops, which is why this black puli was able to pull off the best Halloween costume of all time with little more than a bucket and mop handle. Keki and her owner, a veterinarian at the All Creatures Animal Hospital, quickly went viral online after they were spotted at the MainStrasse Paw-Rade in Covington, Kentucky this weekend.
We've seen costumes for snakes before, but it's now always easy to put your snake in a costume -instead, why not just get a snake with a built-in costume? Snake breeder Justine Kobylka is pretty gifted when it comes to breeding creatures with totally unique patterns like the smiley snake we featured in March.
Now she got in the Halloween spirit with this spooky-cool ball python. You can read more about the snake over at PetsLady.
Looking for somewhere scary to visit before Halloween? You don't have long left, but don't worry, Thrillist has you covered with a different scary place in each state. Even if you live in a huge state like California, a state beside you might have a haunted destination nearer to you (unless you live in Alaska, of course).
The only problem with the list is that it chooses to combine haunted house attractions like Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando with purportedly real haunted places like the Villisca Axe Murder House in Iowa. Both might offer fun frights for the adventurous, but going to to a real cemetery is a lot different than visiting an amusement park.
There's something special about a cat in costume. Maybe it's just because we are so used to seeing dog costumes or maybe it's just that cats are so darn stubborn it's fun to see them submit to our absolutely pointless Halloween costumes.
Whatever the reason, it's hard not to love seeing cats in costumes and thanks to the Huffington Post, you can now enjoy 25 cats in costume, including the witch and alien costumes seen above. There's a lot of great variety in the list, ranging from unicorns to candy corn and Princess Leia to spooky bats, so if you like seeing embarassed kitties in absurd outfits, you're sure to see something you like.