The Animal Kingdom Is A Weird Place With Weirder Survival Strategies. Yikes.

“Survival of the fittest.” According to science, that’s what happens in the animal kingdom. Only those that have the ability to adapt and survive will live to pass on their genes. It’s also called “natural selection.” This process can be majestic or intense, but it can be really, really freaky, too. It’s hard to believe that these different animals evolved to have such incredible survival strategies 1.) The Japanese Sea Catfish’s pH Meter Strategy Kagoshima Aquarium Japanese sea catfish use sensors to locate their prey—small sea worms called polychaetes, by seeing when they exhale carbon dioxide, and thus lower the pH level of the surrounding water. Talk about creating your own destruction. 2.) The Swordfish’s Hot Eyes Strategy Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission This is an eyeball. It’s actually heated by a muscle especially designed for this task. This allows him to have far better sight than anything else […]

A Few Hilarious Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Take Your Baby Black Friday Shopping

Thanksgiving is great — you’re surrounded by family, friends, and copious amounts of food. But the day after, dubbed Black Friday, when stores throw their doors open for epic sales, produces mixed feelings among many. Some choose to ignore the great deals in fear of getting trampled for the last flatscreen TV. Others feed off the excitement, setting their alarms for 3 a.m. in an effort to be the first in line at the register. But adults aren’t the only ones who experience this struggle — just look at how some kids react: On second thought, if you are heading to the stores this Friday, I’d suggest paying a few extra bucks for that babysitter…unless you plan on recording the whole thing, in which case, send us the hilarious clips! Read more:

He Thought This Was A Taste Test Challenge…But His Wife Had A Surprise In Store!

Kristen wanted to surprise her husband Cory with the good news that they were expecting their first baby, so she decided to be really clever about it. She convinced her husband to play the taste test challenge, during which he’d have to blindfold himself and guess what kinds of food he was eating. The first few samples were pretty easy, but when he got to the third one, he started to realize that something was up. If that doesn’t tug at your heartstrings, nothing will. They seem like they’ll be great parents! They even set up a fun little Twitter page for their baby, so be sure you keep up with all of their amazing adventures. Read more:

You Don’t Want To Be Out On This Lake Right Now If You Can Help It

Waterspouts can be pretty dangerous things if you happen to be out on the water when one forms. Luckily, they are rarities in most places. However, Qinghai Lake in China’s Qinghai Province is not most places. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Earlier this week, tourists spotted not just one, but three waterspouts forming simultaneously on the surface of the lake. “Water tornados,” as some call them, are formed by a convection current of warm and cold air over a body of water. While three waterspouts might seem insane, it’s not actually the most that Qinghai Lake has seen. Back in 2014, onlookers saw nine simultaneous waterspouts spring up on a particularly stormy day. That’s pure nightmare fuel, folks. And they’re not all that uncommon elsewhere, either. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); These were spotted near a beach in the Netherlands. Wikipedia I would not want to be out waterskiing during this […]

What His GoPro Captured During This Ride Is Terrifying…He’s Lucky To Be Alive

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Attaching your GoPro camera to your helmet while you do extreme sports is the cool new thing. Getting to check out a first-person perspective of your adventures after the fact is kind of incredible when you think about it. However, these cameras don’t just capture the cool moments. They also capture the downright scary ones. Take, for example, this helmet GoPro footage from off-road cyclist Parker Goodwin. He was riding with a crew of bikers from Mad Dog Cycles when he crashed. His GoPro captured the whole thing, even his body convulsing for a few minutes afterward. Talk about a close call. (source: Parker Goodwin) Luckily, Goodwin survived his face-to-face encounter with the ground. He wasn’t on the trip alone and his fellow riders were able to get him off the trail in time before anything else could happen. Just imagine if he had been riding […]

You’ll Never Eat A Stale Chip Again With This Awesome Life Hack

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); With summer in full swing, nothing says a summertime party quite like salty snacks and a nice bottle or two of wine. But when your party’s over, there’s no need to cry (even if you want to) because you can’t find anything to keep your salty snacks crisp and ready for the next big event. This simple life hack will ensure that your lack of a chip clip is a moot point. All you need is a knife and a cork from any bottle of wine! Yet another reason to encourage my extracurricular wine drinking! Read more:

This Dog Knows Who He Should And Should NOT Trust…So Smart!

My dog goes on high alert whenever anyone walks by the front door. Even if it’s someone she knows and loves…she just doesn’t trust anyone until they’re inside and she’s given them a thorough once-over. It’s great for protection, but it can also be super annoying after awhile. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); This dog, on the other hand, knows exactly who to trust — and precisely who he should never trust. Just watch as his dad tells him which treat is from which person… What a smart pooch! I know my girl would walk straight up to anyone, even the dog catcher, if they had a tasty treat in their hands. She’s not trusting…unless they have food for her. Read more:

The Next Time You Have A Problem With Wasps, Try One Of These Extermination Methods

Before we jump into this article, let’s get one thing straight: wasps are horrible and nobody likes them. I hate to judge an entire species like that, but it’s a fact. Wasps seemingly only exist to make life terrible for anyone or anything that crosses paths with them. And this is why it comes as no surprise that YouTube is chock-full of videos that show people taking pleasure in destroying the wasp nests that they find on their property. We present you with 10 of the most creative and brutal videos. I’m really impressed with #8. 1. Using a homemade flamethrower probably isn’t safe, but it’s effective. 2. The only bad part about using an electric fly swatter is that you have to get very close for it to work. 3. I imagine that shooting a wasp nest with a paintball gun is extremely satisfying. 4. The straightforward garden hose […]

This Snake Somehow Is Still Alive 16 Hours After Losing Its Head

When you’re a hunter who kills and cooks your own food, the last thing you expect is for your catch to come back to life at some point during the cooking process. That goes double if you happen to be into hunting and cooking rattlesnakes. Sadly, this is a thing that actually happens sometimes. Take, for example, what happened to the guy in this video. He caught a couple of rattlesnakes and was preparing to cook them when one seemingly came back to life…despite being headless and skinless. Mildly NSFW, especially if you’re about to eat lunch. (via Reddit) When this happens with dead animals, it’s usually because someone put salt on them, which can make the nerve endings fire and cause twitching. However, according to the video description, there was no salt or seasoning on the snake when it started moving. On top of that, what this thing did […]

If You Use Baby Wipes And Your Little One Has An Odd Rash, Listen To This Doctor

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve used baby wipes for many other things than wiping a child’s bum. As a parent, they are invaluable for cleaning up messes, especially when there are sticky fingers and chocolate milk mustaches in the house! But according to Dr. Mary Wu Chang, an associate professor of pediatrics and dermatology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, baby wipes aren’t quite as safe as many parents think. In 2014, she treated six children, all of whom had mysterious rashes on their mouths or buttocks. While doctors first thought the condition was caused by eczema, psoriasis, or impetigo, the culprit turned out to be none other than baby wipes. Many children have sensitivities to a chemical found in baby wipes known as methylisothiazolinone (MI). When Dr. Chang treated the children at her facility, they tested positive for an MI allergy. Read More: All […]

This Is What Your Favorite Pet Shop Bird Actually Looks Like In The Wild

A budgerigar, or parakeet, is a popular bird in pet shops around the world. They are always happy to chirp and play…in fact, they look like they are permanently thrilled with life! But do you know what they look like in the wild? Parakeets search for food and water in the outback of Australia while flying in small flocks. From time to time, though, the flocks join together and form a large murmuration. That’s a lot of parakeets. People may think Australia is frightening because of the dingos, vicious reptiles, and poisonous spiders…but these adorable budgies prove that it’s amazingly beautiful as well. Read more:

Exhausted, Wounded Dog Sits On The Side Of The Highway Until Rescuers Save His Life

Animal rescuers see all kinds of crazy things every day. The animals they help are often neglected, abused, and even injured in ways that make them difficult to deal with. Many dogs who have lived their lives on the street don’t even want human help. When Animal Aid Unlimited in India came across a dog on the side of a busy highway, however, they knew they had to do something. The dog was too exhausted to continue walking, and he was in so much danger with cars whizzing past. Screenshot Youtube / Animal Aid Unlimited, India Fortunately, he came right to the aid worker, who started to give him food. They noticed that his ear was severely infected. Screenshot Youtube / Animal Aid Unlimited, India The pup’s ear was full of maggots, and it took a long time for him to recover from the ordeal. Screenshot Youtube / Animal Aid […]

The Peek-A-Boo Teddy Bear That This Guy Made Is Seriously Messed Up

If you’re a follower of trends when it comes to children’s toys, then you are probably familiar with peek-a-boo teddy bears. Normally, these toys are adorable and provide young children with hours of entertainment. As is the case with most things, however, someone has found a way to corrupt these cute little playthings. In this particular case, that person is YouTuber TwoHeads666. Check out what he created in the video below. This is what pure terror looks like. (source: TwoHeads666) Personally, I would buy this for my kids. I think their reactions (and the years of therapy they’d need to undergo after the fact) would be completely worth it, especially if I could make an awesome viral video out of it in the end. Then again, I’m a little sick in the head. Read more:

‘National Treasure’ Got Some Things Right About The Declaration Of Independence

“I’m gonna steal the Declaration of Independence.” From the moment I heard Nicholas Cage utter those words in a preview for “National Treasure,” I knew that the plot was going to be pretty crazy. However, the movie did get one thing right: The Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution, collectively known as the Charters of Freedom, are among the most guarded treasures on earth. They used to be moved from their usual spots in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to an underground, armored, bomb-proof vault each and every night. The vault was constructed in 1953 by the Mosler Safe Company. The U.S. government thought they were right for the job after learning that one of their vaults survived the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. National Archives Catalog Just like in “National Treasure,” there was a special elevator that lowered the documents underground. National […]

Polar Bears Are Suffering Because Of Climate Change, And They Need Your Help

Courtesy This week, November 1–7, is Polar Bear Week. It’s when teams up with Frontiers North Adventures and Polar Bears International to raise awareness about the dire straits the majestic, white bears are facing. Climate change is affecting the polar bear population at Earth’s southernmost point in a hugely negative way. While polar bears might not be the first thing on everyone’s mind on a daily basis, it’s important to give them the recognition they deserve for being truly beautiful, irreplaceable creatures. Here’s what you should know about how they’re being pushed towards extinction. Since satellite tracking began in 1979, the Arctic has lost roughly 40% of its summer sea ice. Giphy This is a loss slightly larger than all the land east of the Mississippi in the United States. Courtesy Sea ice is a crucial part of the Arctic ecosystem. Courtesy Polar bears rely on […]

She Was Just Sitting On A Sidewalk When He Asked Her To Join Him For An Awesome Duet

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Traveling the world with a piano not far behind him, Dotan Negrin loves to set up shop on city streets to stop passersby in their tracks. After six years of traveling, he brought his piano back to New York City where it all began in 2010, but this time, he wasn’t alone. A musician by the name of Ada Pasternak was sitting on the curb nearby when Negrin had an awesome idea. Why not ask her to join him? The two of them took everyone’s breath away with their impromptu street performance. Say what you want about the internet, but I’m personally pretty excited that it lets us enjoy moments like these no matter where we are. Read more:

What This Man Is Caught Doing Looks Absolutely Horrifying At First. But Check This Out… Unreal.

For some people around the world, a flooded river is serious business. It’s not just what you talk about at the water cooler that day. Take the Sam Lang village in Vietnam, for example. When the local river was flooded, the nearby suspension bridge was rendered useless. Travel was impossible and the village’s children couldn’t get to school. But that’s when one heroic father stepped up and did the unthinkable: he put those kids in plastic bags. As you can see here, this father is putting a child into a plastic bag… Daily Mail But it’s not a crime. Daily Mail In fact, he is trying to help. Daily Mail This caring citizen is attempting to help children at a Vietnamese primary school get to class during extreme flooding. Daily Mail A nearby suspension bridge was broken, so the dad put the kids in bags to keep them dry. Daily Mail […]

This viral library isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But it’s still stunning and important.

China just built a new, futuristic library. And while it’s not quite as amazing as it seems, it’s still an architectural marvel. Real books are making a comeback. Yes, everyone loves a good ebook — or even better, a good audio book — but nothing beats the look and feel of a real, honest-to-God book in your hands. Need proof that print books aren’t going away anytime soon? Just check out the new (and lavish) Tianjin Binhai Library, located outside of Beijing. It’s an incredible sight to behold. We’re used to seeing impeccably architected libraries, but the appeal is often historic. After just a three-year construction period, the Tianjin Binhai Library is bringing libraries into the 21st century and taking its place among the world’s most beautiful. Well. Sort of. All photos by Ossip van Duivenbode/MVRDV. Used with permission. The new library is 36,000 square feet, covering five stories floor […]

What This Man Found 350 Feet Deep In A Canyon Will SHOCK You. How It Ends? Even More so.

On June 20, 2010, Zak Anderegg was hiking alone in an Arizona desert. While trying to find his way through a canyon, he managed to find so much more: a stuck puppy and a heartbreaking example of just how cruel humans can be. Take a look at how Anderegg handled finding a dog at the bottom of a 350’ canyon. The entrance. Canyon Puppy The exit. Canyon Puppy The dog eating a much needed meal. Canyon Puppy Unable to rescue the dog that afternoon, Anderegg left food and water and set out to fetch what he’d need to save the pup’s life. Canyon Puppy He was back the very next morning, ready to bring the dog to safety. Canyon Puppy The poor little guy had to spend some time at the animal hospital. Canyon Puppy And even after that, it took him a while to get his strength back. Canyon […]

Baked Potatoes Are Always Great, But Wait Until You See This Version

Ah, baked potatoes. They really do make the world go ’round. Okay, maybe not, but they are pretty great. They’re easy to make, and there’s nothing quite as satisfying as digging in to a hot potato covered in sour cream when a food fest is underway. And because humans can be pretty great, people have come up with tons of takes on this comfort classic. Some people add chives, and others go right for the cheddar cheese, but what this guy came up with is about to change the potato game forever. If you’ll excuse me, I need to go pick up about 30 pounds of potatoes. It’s about to get real. Read more:

20 Delicious Meals You Can Make In Your Crock-Pot This Fall

One thing I loved about fall as a kid was when my mom pulled out her trusty Crock-Pot and got to work on preparing hearty stews for our family. The entire house would be filled with the tantalizing smells of her delicious meals, and I could almost never stop myself from sneaking a taste whenever she wasn’t looking. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Now that the cool season is here, I find myself wanting to recreate her recipes. Unfortunately, I don’t have my own slow cooker, but I just might have to cough up the money to get one — especially now that I’ve seen all the amazing dishes I can make with them. 1. Because really, who doesn’t love chicken fajitas? Life in the Lofthouse googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 2. This corn and potato chowder is a great way to stay warm on chilly nights. Mama Loves Food 3. Eat […]

Master The Web With Your Coding Skills With This Sick Bundle

This piece was written by the people who run the Cracked Store to tell you about products that are being sold there. Read Next Angular Unlike the tangled spaghetti that makes up most website code, Angular is like grandma’s lasagna, perfectly layered to bring some rigor to your development pattern. Essentially, it simplifies and standardizes the points of communication between front-end UI and back-end logic, so you can make rich single-page applications without needing to have Bill Gates on speed dial. Also, it’s maintained by Google, making this a savvy skill to have when the Alphabet corporation eventually takes over the world. Node

Something Went Wrong And This Dive Killed Him…They Still Haven’t Found His Body

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); When trying to pull off an incredible stunt, you have to expect that something might go wrong. The only bad part is that things going wrong could lead to your demise. Despite the risk of death or severe bodily harm, people still attempt to act like daredevils. Usually, everything is fine…until it isn’t. Take, for example, the story of Slovenian diver Andrej Beuc. Earlier this month, Beuc died while attempting to dive off of a bridge into the Drina River — which is on the border of Bosnia and Serbia — during a diving competition. YouTube / Daily Hot News googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); The bridge (pictured below) was about 60 feet from the water and normally would have been an easy dive for Beuc, who was an experienced jumper and skydiver. Reddit / DJ21 However, something went wrong when he hit the surface of the […]

A Mountain Lion That Was Chained Up For 20 Years Finally Experiences Freedom

Mufasa was a mountain lion who had known nothing but a life full of misery. He spent 20 horrible years chained to the back of a pick-up truck in a Peruvian circus, but when kind rescuers from Animal Defenders International heard about his struggle and found a way to free him, they changed his life forever. The day Mufasa got his first taste of forest life is a moment that can’t be missed. Sadly, Mufasa passed away in late December of 2015, just a few months after he found freedom. His chained-up life in the circus irreparably damaged his health, and he was suffering from kidney failure. As sad as it is that he didn’t get to enjoy more time in his new forest home, never experiencing life in the wild at all would have been the real tragedy. Read more:

He Beat Her And Murdered Her Son — And She Got 45 Years In Jail

Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News Investigation. The first thing Latricia Chance saw when she walked up to the apartment that October morning was a toddler, alone and shoeless, eating cereal on the doorstep. It was her friend Arlena Lindley’s 3-year-old son, Titches. Chance said hello. Titches, his mouth full of food, said nothing. Inside, she greeted Lindley and her boyfriend, Alonzo Turner. Chance knew the couple had gone through trouble in the past, and something seemed off between them now — it just wasn’t clear what. Then Turner stepped outside and dragged Titches into the living room. Titches had soiled his light-blue pajama pants. Turner, a 6-foot-2-inch, 220-pound factory worker, ordered the toddler to bend over and touch his toes. He whipped him with a thick leather belt, […]

He Was Just Joking Around In The Middle Of A Massive Storm…Then This Happened

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Humans have survived as a species by following a set of general survival rules. Over thousands of years, these rules have become common sense. Let’s take, for example, how to behave during a massive storm. Our survival instinct is to take cover someplace safe until the storm passes. Doing this one simple thing made it so our ancestors survived long enough to pass on their genes. Lately, however, it seems like thousands of years of survival instincts are being undone by our current oversharing economy. That is, people are risking life and limb for that one Instagram photo, or that perfect Snapchat. Or, in the case of Phoenix, Arizona, resident Nick Griemsmann, the most epic Periscope stream. I would wager that the gods are angry at Griemsmann for mocking their wrath. (via The Daily Mail) In case you’re having trouble figuring out what happened, Griemsmann was […]

He Thought He Was A Goner, So He Recorded His Final Thoughts Shortly Before Rescue

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); If there’s one thing more terrifying than snakes, spiders, or sharks, it’s the open ocean…and being stranded in it. It’s a situation that no one, absolutely no one, wants to find themselves stuck in. Sadly, it’s the exact scenario that 30-year-old Australian Jacob Childs found himself dealing with earlier this month. Childs was exploring the Althea Wreck, approximately 30 nautical miles northeast of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, when the current forced him away from the rest of his diving group. Scuba diver Jacob Childs records ‘final thoughts’ before rescue — News (@NZStuff) July 7, 2016 As he struggled to get back to his group, to his absolute horror, he saw the boat pulling away. YouTube / Inside Edition googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); For the next several hours, Childs floated there, fully expecting to die. He recorded his final thoughts on the GoPro camera […]

These Sons Have An Important And Heartbreaking Message About Their Mom’s Health

More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. Statistics show that one in three seniors dies at the hands of this terrible illness. Common symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s go far beyond just memory loss. Sufferers can also experience confusion, changes in behavior, hallucinations, and problems with communication. The ordeal is often frightening and confusing for those who are afflicted. There is currently no cure for dementia, but there are treatments that can help patients manage their symptoms. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research is quite limited. To help spread awareness, two young men decided to share the story of their mother’s struggles. What they have to say is something we all need to hear. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, check out the […]

She Put Wonton Wrappers In A Muffin Tin And Made A Fresh Take On Mexican Food

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); There are some nights where as much as you try, you just can’t decide between two different meals. We’ve all been there — thinking of Mexican food makes your stomach grumble, but Chinese sounds amazing, too. But now with this cheesy chicken cup recipe, you don’t have to pick just one. You can have both in a delicious mix of the two cultures’ delicious cuisines! Get ready for some serious mouthwatering. You might need something to wipe away the drool. This is so easy! If you’re ready to try this yummy fusion, just follow the recipe below: Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 cups of diced bell peppers 1 cup of chopped onions 1 teaspoon of salt 4 cloves of minced garlic 1 cup of black beans 2 cups of corn 2 cups of cooked chicken 1 teaspoon of pepper Wonton wrappers 3/4 cup of […]

How They Got Rid Of This Beached Whale Is Insane…And Really, Really Gross

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); A beached whale is a tragic sight. A dead beached whale is not just a tragic sight, but it’s also a public health hazard. These massive creatures, while they are majestic in life, leave behind rather large corpses. When those large corpses end up on beaches, the stench can be pretty deadly. Towns and cities have developed different ways of dealing with whale bodies, but the town of Florence, Oregon, might have the most unique approach. When a whale carcass washed ashore back in 1970, officials had no intention of trying to move it. Instead, they rigged it with explosives and pulled the trigger. There is nothing quite like the sight of an exploding whale corpse. (via Discovery Channel) So. Freaking. Gross. I guess that’s a very efficient way to deal with what is essentially a large hunk of rotting meat, but I can’t imagine that’s […]

This Kid Brought A Camera To School…And It Just So Happened To Be On 9/11

Where were you on 9/11? For these high schoolers in Fairfax, Virginia, it was just an ordinary day…until it wasn’t. Between the time the first bell rang and the candlelit memorial service that evening, the world had changed forever. Incredibly, the self-proclaimed “resident filmmaker” of the school caught it all on tape. The day started out like any other in calculus class at Robinson Secondary School. As the kid behind the camera explains, he was shooting footage of friends “for himself.” YouTube / wukemon Read More: This War-Torn Country Has Many Victims, But Worst Of All, Many Of Them Are Children And what’s calculus class without a little fun?! YouTube / wukemon The kids laughed, joked, and “helped” each other with homework… YouTube / wukemon …until their teacher, Mr. Perencevich, made an announcement: “Some idiot flew a plane into the World Trade Center.” Little did they know that the horrific […]

What He Does With A Baking Cooling Rack Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

As it turns out, these handy cookie cooling racks aren’t just good for driving me insane as I wait for my baked goods to become edible. Flickr / Kari Sullivan Just in time for summer, the fruit chopping trick below will save you time and annoyance…plus, it’s pretty fun to do. Grab a baking cooling rack, a banana (or avocado), and get slicing! This is genius! And if you needed another reason to use this hack, bananas are actually really good for you. Maybe you’re not into fruit salad? Here are some ripened banana recipes to try instead. Read more:

She Compared Breast Milk To Formula Under A Microscope — Here’s What She Saw

When it comes to choosing between breastfeeding or formula feeding, I believe either one is a great option. However, I can’t deny that breast milk is pretty amazing stuff. It protects against infections, reduces the rate of health problems down the road, and it has the support of the American Academy of Pediatrics, who strongly recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of life. Recently, one mom compared it to formula under the lens of a microscope with jaw-dropping results. When Jansen Howard examined a drop of breast milk, she saw all these lively bubbles. Read More: Breastfeeding Is A Hot Topic, But This Mom Was Banned From Facebook For Doing It! And here’s what she saw when she took a look at a formula sample. Read more:

These News Anchors Knew They Made A Mistake When They Tried Their Co-Worker’s Dip

When it comes to food, I’m more than happy to sit back and let someone else do the cooking. While my culinary skills aren’t all that bad, they’re definitely not the best, either. I’ve always been afraid that any meals I make will be so gross that they’ll cause my loved ones to become physically ill. Fortunately, this hasn’t happened yet. It’s too bad this lady can’t say the same. During a week when several Global News Calgary anchors were sharing holiday treats with each other, traffic reporter Leslie Horton decided to bring them some of her homemade artichoke dip. They were a little worried that it wouldn’t taste right…and their suspicions were confirmed when they took a bite. Horton now knows that using pickled artichokes in artichoke dip is a really bad idea. Read More: When They Asked Her If Her Dad Was An Athlete, They Didn’t Expect This […]

In 1997, This Cult Shocked The World With A Mass Suicide

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Since the 1970s, there has been a surprisingly large number of cults flaring up and then going out in a blaze of (relative) glory in the United States. While there are any number of cults with shocking backstories we could discuss, today we’re going to focus on the group called Heaven’s Gate, based out of Southern California. Heaven’s Gate was a UFO religious group founded in the early ’70s by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. Wikipedia The cult believed that Earth was slated to be “recycled.” Recycled in this case meaning wiped clean, renewed, refurbished, and rejuvenated. The only way to survive was to leave Earth immediately. While they did not formally endorse suicide, they chose instead to redefine the term. To Heaven’s Gate members suicide was “to turn against the Next Level when it is being offered.” googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); All members of the […]

Pomeranian Puppies Happy To See Their Owner Swarm Her With Fluffy Hugs

The woman in this video had been gone for a few weeks, and when she returned home she got the single greatest welcome you could ever imagine — a swarm of dozens of extremely happy and fluffy Pomeranian puppies. This video is basically an antidepressant that’s so strong, you should need a doctor’s prescription to view it. Great. Now I have the spontaneous urge to adopt 20 tiny dogs. Somebody needs to set up a business where for $5 you can be swarmed by puppies. It looks like so much fun! Read more:

A Boy Got Hopelessly Lost In A Cornfield, But You Have To See Who Stayed By His Side

In autumn, tons of people find entertainment by wandering through corn mazes. There’s a reason cornfields make their way into horror movies, though. It can be claustrophobic and terrifying to be surrounded on all sides by the same rows of corn. A grown man could even get lost in an unmarked field if he wasn’t careful. Imagine being a two-year-old lost in that same cornfield. Being all alone must be terrifying. Fortunately for one young boy, he had a friend to keep him safe. In Minnesota, toddler Mason slipped away from his parents and into a cornfield. They were amazed that he got so far so fast. Youtube / Inside Edition Police had to use a helicopter equipped to find heat signatures to locate him. But who’s that with him? Youtube / Inside Edition It’s Mason’s English Springer Spaniel, Bella Grace, and her puppy Madeline. The dogs never left his […]

This Pomeranian Is A Better Piano Player Than I’ll Ever Be

I may have been a band geek in high school, but one instrument I never quite seemed to master was the piano. I purchased a keyboard from a yard sale for $5 and could play a few chords, but I wasn’t going to be auditioning for the Boston Pops anytime soon. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Although I may never be Mozart, this piano-playing pooch might just be the next great classical pianist. Shila has been practicing the piano since she was born and is already performing sold-out shows in her own living room. With a bit more hard work and dedication, she could be touring the world before we know it. When she’s not wowing audiences on stage, this elegant little nugget enjoys taking in a few art exhibits at some of the world’s best museums. She’s also quick on her feet, being that she’s an established ballerina and all. […]

This Is The Troubling Thing Our Hairstylists Are Dealing With. I Had No Idea!

On the list of jobs that are considered the most damaging to your health, hairdressing doesn’t seem like it’d be very high up. Many of us do our own hair every day and don’t have any issues, right? Well, we also aren’t spending full time hours cutting, dying and shaping other people’s locks. Hairdressers are on their feet all day, constantly using styling tools and hovering over their clients. That’s why, as alternative medicine practitioner Hitesh Patel explains, people in this profession often need a special therapy called gua sha. Patel says the position hairdressers hold while styling hair can affect their posture negatively, causing their muscles to hold the “skeletal system in an unnatural off central position. So then when you finally do you put down your crimping equipment and try and sit down (in) a natural neutral position it just doesn’t work.” Facebook / Hitesh Patel The angry, […]

Those ‘Farm Fresh’ Eggs You Bought? Yeah, They’ve Been On The Shelf For A While Now

When you’re buying eggs at the grocery store, you might look for labels like “cage-free,” “organic,” or “farm fresh.” These labels would seem to indicate that the eggs you’re buying have been packaged relatively recently and that you can expect them to be fresh. While that’s technically true and grocery stores do follow specific regulations, an investigation has revealed that the time it takes to get eggs from a farm to your table might be longer than you think. Watch this farmer explain how he figured out how long eggs have been sitting on the shelf and how you can, too. Read More: 15 Times People Have Found Creepy Crawlies In Their Food — So Gross! This is totally eye-opening. Eggs sitting in their packages for more than a month do not count as fresh to me. Share with the people in your life who love to eat fresh and […]