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.
There are all kinds of stereotypes about dogs and delivery people, but as it turns out, there are plenty of UPS people who adore dogs -and they have plenty of dog friends as well. In fact, there's actually a Facebook group of UPS drivers sharing photos of the pooches they run into on their routes.
Unsurprisingly, the photos and the stories are adorable and it's great for the group to break stereotypes. I actually used to have a mail woman that would bring biscuits to all the pups on her route and they would look forward to her arrival every day, so I can attest to the fact that postal workers and dogs can absolutely be good friends.
Halloween is the right time to rewatch all your favorite Elvira movies -and if you happen to be near Anaheim, you could even see her perform in person at Knott's Berry Farm. If you can't get enough of the Mistress of the Dark though, you may as well learn a little bit more about her -or rather the actress that plays her, Cassandra Peterson. For example, did you know she started her career as a showgirl in Las Vegas and even dated Elvis and Tom Jones?
The changing colors of fall leaves can be either inspirational or frustrating depending on whether you're looking at them or trying to rake them up off your lawn. But if you happen to live in New England and have some maple trees in your yard, they could help you rake in the cash this year. That's because an abnormally warm fall and a number of droughts has left crafting company Ship Foliage short on leaves. The site is actually buying leaves in quantities of 100 for $1 each, but your leaves have to be only red, yellow, orange or a combination of the three and have no visual imperfections, bugs, mold, tears, decay, etc.
Dressing up your kitty this Halloween? Even if you're not, he or she might just need a little fun fashion accessory and Think Geek has you covered. It seems these elastic-secured hats are all the rage in Japan and now your little furball can be totally chic as well.
The hats are only $5.99 and come in a blind box so you don't know which design you'll get -but you could end up with a clownfish, Blue-Tang, squid, penguin, otter or a shark.
Not all geckos are created equal -and this one might just be the sexiest gecko alive. Fortunatley for the world at large, his owner was kind enough to upload this image of him to the internet so we can all bask in his glory.
Unsurprisingly, people had a blast with photoshopping him in all types of hilariously over-the-top positions.
And not all of them are particularly sexy either -like this epic cliffhanger picture.
For most horror movie fans, one of two movie monsters will always reign supreme -vampires and zombies. Fortunately for those who just can't get enough of these two terrible creatures, Collider has taken the time to rank the best films that feature each of the creatures. The vampire list includes the classic Dracula (of course) as well as more modern classics like Fright Night and Blade -but sorry Twilight fans, you'll have to look elsewhere for your validation.
The zombie list has all the George Romero films you'd expect as well as some more clever takes on the genre -like Sean of the Dead and Paranorman (though I felt Fido deserved a place on the list as well).
You'd better hope that heaven doesn't make mistakes because if it does, this is the kind of thing that would ruin your eternity for, well, eternity. After all, being reconnected with your loved ones is great and all, but being connected with your deceased pets and getting to cuddle with puppies forever -now that sounds like actual heaven.
Every year Halloween stores release a shockingly tasteless costume to the public that ends up getting pulled before the big day even arrives. This year that costume is an Anne Frank costume that was sold on HalloweenCostumes.com before they pulled it after wave after wave of customer outrage. While it would be one thing for a young girl to take inspiration from Anne Frank's story, it's entirely different for a company to try to capitalize on a Holocaust victim for cash -especially when they seem to think the appropriate pose for the costume model is a sassy little troublemaker.
Of course, the costume wasn't just limited to HalloweenCostumes.com -it was also for sale on other Halloween websites as well (though it does get pulled pretty quickly from most sites as soon as angry Twitter users have found it). Most of the other sites are labeling the costume as "World War II Evacuee Girl" instead of saying outright that it is Anne Frank. Either way, the result is a pretty tasteless way to cash in on a tragic historical figure.
Usually when you mistype something on Google, you either get results that have nothing to do with what you're looking for or Google will auto-correct your search. But sometimes a mistaken search can give you results better than what you were hoping to find -for example, when you look for Baroque Obama.
Or a corgo ship. Over on Bored Panda, you can see some truly wonderful accidental Google searches that will make you smile and laugh.
There are so many cosplays out there that it can be hard to think of something no one else has done. At the New York Comic Con a few weeks ago, someone came up with a completely new an original cosplay costume -the convention center itself. It was spotted by DC comics writer Scott Snyder, who posted it on his Twitter and it quickly became viral.
Sometimes you just can't help but want to punish someone even if their "crime" against you is relatively minor. Fortunately, you don't actually have to take your own petty revenge if you just read about someone else getting theirs.
Over on Runt of the Web, you can read 40 examples of hilarious acts of petty revenge ranging from messing with a co-worker's mouse to putting a pile of poop on a neighbor's porch after he refused to clean up after his dog.
You know the old expression, "The best part of waking up is Buffalo hot wings in your cup?" No, you don't, oh, I guess that's because it's not something anyone has ever said. Ever. But that didn't stop Tim Hortons from releasing Buffalo wing coffee made of esspresso, mocha and Buffalo sauce flavor topped with steamed milk sprinkled with “zesty Buffalo seasoning.” The nauseating flavor is only available in two locations in Buffalo, NY.
Personally, I think this is a terrible idea -if only because they didn't include a celery stir stick or any blue cheese flavor. You can read more about the novelty beverage over at Eater.
It's worth noting that this isn't the first time the company has experimented with Buffalo flavored treats -they previously released a Buffalo donut in 2014.
When you play fantasy RPGs either in a video game or in a tabletop setting, you know just how critical it is to have the right potion on you when you need it. Just because they may not exist in real life though doesn't mean there's no benefit to wearing it around your neck.
If you want to enjoy a little more magic in your life, then you should check out the Aether Brewery jewelry collection on Etsy. They have healing, mana and renewal potions in both earring and necklace varieties, so no matter what kind of potion you need, they have you covered.
Scientology is known for its many celebrity followers, and it's also known for making those followers do some strange things. For example, Nancy Cartwright created a robo-call recording in the voice of Bart Simpson to solicit donations for the church -prompting Fox to issue a public statement stating they do not support any any "religion, philosophy or system of beliefs."
Barista Chang Kuei Fang is quite gifted when it comes to making foam art. She often makes custom creations based on her client's pet photos, but after a video of her cockroach drink went viral, she's now constantly being asked to create insect coffees.
The art take up to 15 minutes to create and Fang charges anywhere from $6.50 to $32 for one of her drinks -making them pretty pricey for a cup of coffee. But then again, it's a small price to pay for a drinkable masterpiece.