This Great-Grandmother Makes The Meals Her Family Survived On During The Depression

This Great-Grandmother Makes The Meals Her Family Survived On During The Depression

One of my biggest regrets is not taking advantage of the stories my 90-year-old grandmother could have shared with me while she was alive. Like Clara Cannucciari, who has also now passed on, my grandmother lived through the Great Depression and likely could have shared similar recipes with me if I’d given her the chance. Thankfully, Clara’s family had the good sense to capture her warmth, stories, and recipes before it was too late. Each of the delightful videos showcases a meal Clara and her family survived on during one of the bleakest eras in U.S. history. Even while pushing a century on this planet, Clara’s sweet personality shines through the camera while she peels potatoes, sautés onions, and serves up the dishes they were able to piece together on their meager funds. Watching as she blends together the ingredients and listening to her memories of the time will fill […]

As Cambridge's Most Brilliant Scholars Spoke, Something Incredible Happened

As Cambridge’s Most Brilliant Scholars Spoke, Something Incredible Happened

Everyone knows that Cambridge is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and since its foundation in the year 1209, this celebrated institution has built up an impressive alumni roster. From John Dryden to Sir Isaac Newton, the institution has cultivated some of the most brilliant minds in human history. The university hosts countless conferences every year. This year, a gathering of minds called “Dear World…Yours, Cambridge” attracted scholars from around the world who studied within the hallowed walls of Cambridge’s 31 colleges to discuss the institution’s impact worldwide. As they spoke in the King’s College Chapel, their inspiring words were brought to life by a mesmerizing display of lights. Paris-based digital projection artist Miguel Chevalier created a series of projections that helped illustrate each speaker’s purpose and perspective. He used the King’s College Chapel — which was built in the 16th century — as his canvas. Miguel […]

17 Of The Weirdest, Inexplicable Toys Ever Sold In Japan

17 Of The Weirdest, Inexplicable Toys Ever Sold In Japan

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ec5d967959’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118181_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ec5d967959’); }); It’s no secret that there are some very strange and creepy toys out there. But while some look like innocent mistakes that companies may have overlooked during production, others are just plain bizarre and simply cannot be explained. The following Japanese toys are perfect examples of this, because whoever created them has a seriously weird sense of what fun really is. 1. I’d really rather not, thanks. Reddit / AngeloArcana 2. What’s more fun than a roadkill cat? Reddit / shickard 3. This is supposedly a piggy bank, but that mouth sure is creepy. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’, [300, 250], ‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF_580ec5d96415b’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118181_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF_580ec5d96415b’); }); 4. This figurine was found in a Japanese toy store. Reddit / fifty-fifty_comment Read […]

You Can Cook Some Super-Delicious Meals With Cheez-Its -- Here Are 10 Of The Best

You Can Cook Some Super-Delicious Meals With Cheez-Its — Here Are 10 Of The Best

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been completely obsessed with Cheez-Its. In my opinion, a handful of these cheesy little crackers makes for the perfect snack, and I’m positive that plenty of people out there would agree. But did you know about all the amazing dishes you could make that include the humble Cheez-It as an ingredient? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); If you didn’t, there’s no need to worry about missing out, because I’m here to tell you about some of the tastiest meals you can make with these classic crackers. Get ready to drool! 1. Cheez-It macaroni and cheese adds a satisfying crunch to everyone’s favorite comfort food. Wishes and Dishes googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 2. Treat your family (and yourself) with these mouthwatering jalapeño poppers. Creole Contessa 3. You’ll never cook your chicken the same way again after you try it with Cheez-Its. Winner Dinners 4. Add […]

These Broccoli Tots Are Everything You've Ever Wanted From Your Favorite Veggie

These Broccoli Tots Are Everything You’ve Ever Wanted From Your Favorite Veggie

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); As a parent, it can be a struggle to get your kids to eat their fruits and veggies. If candy were a vegetable, you’d have no problem getting them to eat it, but for the less sugary options such as green beans or broccoli, it can feel like the start of World War III just trying to get them to have one bite. For some reason, though, when any dish ends with the words fries, tots, or sticks, they eat like they’ve been starved for months at a time. With that in mind, we give you a healthy — and kid-friendly — veggie meal option. Your kids will never put up a fight to eat their vegetables again with these broccoli tots. Try this awesome snack tonight (just don’t tell the kids these are actually healthy). The full recipe is below: Ingredients: 12 ounces of broccoli […]

Learn How To Make These 5 Delicious And Nutritious Smoothies!

Learn How To Make These 5 Delicious And Nutritious Smoothies!

Waking up on time, making yourself presentable, and getting to work is hard enough to accomplish every morning… Adding breakfast to that to-do list can seem like a tall ask…and a healthy breakfast? That’s just crazy talk! But there is a simple way to stop hitting up the fast food joint on the way to work. All you need to do is pre-freeze some fruit and get ready to kick-start living a healthier life. These five breakfast smoothies are simple to make and super delicious to boot. Those look amazing — I can’t wait to try them. I’m definitely going to be making these smoothies in the near future. How about you…which one looks the most delicious? Let us know in the comments! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/smoothies/

When Waves Crash Upon This Boardwalk, Something Absolutely Magical Happens

When Waves Crash Upon This Boardwalk, Something Absolutely Magical Happens

Traveling to the Adriatic Sea and walking along its beautiful waters is already a majestic experience on its own. The blissful scenery makes for a perfect stroll. However, of all the coasts you can enjoy the view from, we suggest this one in Zadar, Croatia, where you’ll be in for an even more magical treat. A series of small holes and tubes in the boardwalk create a gorgeous melody with each ebb and flow of the waves. It’s a truly unique tourist experience. It’s amazing how you’ll never hear the same tune twice. All the more reason to visit more than once! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/musical-waves/

It's Apple Picking Season, So Here Are 22 Of The Greatest Recipes To Try

It’s Apple Picking Season, So Here Are 22 Of The Greatest Recipes To Try

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited that fall is almost here. The changing leaf colors, wearing hoodies on chilly nights, and yes, pumpkin spice, are all things that I’m really looking forward to. But there’s another awesome perk about the cool season — and that’s apple picking. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Not only is the fruit a healthy treat on its own, but it serves as the perfect ingredient for desserts, especially in the deliciously sweet recipes below. 1. Get ready to drool over this amazing apple fritter bread. The Baking ChocolaTess googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 2. Fries are even tastier when they’re made from apples. Favorite Family Recipes 3. This yummy apple cider is the perfect way to keep warm on chilly fall nights. Thinking Outside The Sandbox 4. I need these apple pie cinnamon rolls in my belly right now. The Hopeless Housewife 5. Who […]

Need To Crack A Can But Don't Have An Opener? Here's How To Do It!

Need To Crack A Can But Don’t Have An Opener? Here’s How To Do It!

Much like other kitchen tools, can openers can get lost, they can break, or even rust, making them unusable. Whatever your situation may be, if you find yourself without a viable way to open a can, fear not! Here’s an easy way to get at that delicious food without a can opener. All you need is a spoon: That settles it — I’m never buying a can opener again! I’ve got plenty of spoons in my house and they’ve got way more uses than a silly can opener does. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/diy-can-opener/

The Most Awesome Thing About This Pizzeria Isn't The Food -- It's The Employees

The Most Awesome Thing About This Pizzeria Isn’t The Food — It’s The Employees

This bakery and pizzeria in Reno, Nevada, is totally unique. While the food is delicious, it’s not what the Smiling with Hope Pizzeria and Bakery is known for. Walter Gloshinski, the owner of the restaurant, wanted to do something special for the people with disabilities in his community. Gloshinski started his career as a teacher for special needs teenagers at a local school, so he saw what these kids had to deal with every day. He knew that there weren’t many jobs available to them once they graduated, so he wanted to give them the employment opportunities they deserved. That’s why he opened the Smiling with Hope Pizzeria and Bakery. Gloshinski hopes to empower children with disabilities. He wants them to learn valuable skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. Smiling with Hope Pizzeria and Bakery He hopes that people look at his business model and […]

I Never Knew You Could Do THIS With Leftover Mashed Potatoes

I Never Knew You Could Do THIS With Leftover Mashed Potatoes

I love mashed potatoes as much as the next carb connoisseur, but they do have one big flaw… Leftover mashed potatoes are entirely unappetizing. They’re cold, clumpy, and all-around disgusting looking. While my taste buds tell me to just throw the mushy potatoes away, I hate wasting food. But instead of dreading…and generally ignoring them in my fridge, now I can actually look forward to the leftovers. Friends, you’re about to fall in love with these leftover mashed potato WAFFLES. I only have one thing to say to you, mashed potato waffles: If you want other ideas on how to use leftover food, check this out! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/mashed-potato-waffles/

21 Ridiculously Delicious Things You Can Make With Oreos

21 Ridiculously Delicious Things You Can Make With Oreos

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Growing up, there were two types of people in my book: those that ate Oreos like normal cookies, and those who ate the cream filling first, and then the cookies. Belonging to the latter group, I remember that I ate my fair share of cream filling, but often threw the cookie pieces away. As an adult, I’ve come to discover that Oreos are more than just a cookie and can be the universal ingredient that can make ALL desserts that much better. For proof, I present 21 recipes that will take your favorite cookie to the next level of food greatness. 1. This chocolate peanut butter Oreo baked Alaska is everything that is good and delicious in this world. Baking a Moment googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 2. I thought chocolate mousse couldn’t taste better…then I saw this Oreo recipe. A Pumpkin and a Princess 3. How […]

He Thinly Sliced Up An Apple And Made This Beautifully Delicious Dessert

He Thinly Sliced Up An Apple And Made This Beautifully Delicious Dessert

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But after about a week, I got tired of eating the fruit plain and decided to mix things up. Sure, adding sugar to said apple probably gets rid of any possible health benefits, but I don’t really care. This recipe is simply too tasty to not eat every day. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Perfect for a cute dinner party or even proposing to a significant other, this dessert does it all. Here’s how to make these on your own: Ingredients: 1 red apple (Macintosh, red delicious, etc.) 1/4 cup of water Lemon juice from half a lemon 1 thing of prepackaged puff pastry Cream cheese Sugar Recipe: Cut the apple in half and remove the core. Thinly slice it perpendicular to your original cut. Mix the slices in a bowl with the water and lemon juice. Microwave the slices for […]

21 Awesome Ways To Use Chalkboard Paint Around Your Home...They're So Creative!

21 Awesome Ways To Use Chalkboard Paint Around Your Home…They’re So Creative!

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); I’ve always loved chalkboards — minus that horrible screeching sound that happens when they’re raked with fingernails, of course. They’re so much more fun to draw on than simple paper, and admit it: We all feel pretty cool when we use them. Plus, the possibilities are endless when you can erase what you create as much as you want. Speaking of possibilities, I had no clue the number of creative things you could do with chalkboard paint until just recently. I’m now convinced that there’s really nothing that can’t be made better with a coat of the stuff. If you want to add a little creative flair to your home, check these projects out! 1. Let your kids’ creativity shine with this cute craft table. Scout Vintage Collective googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 2. Use an old window to make an awesome weekly calendar. House by Hoff […]

Here's How To Make Fairy Bread, The Simplest (And Weirdest) 'Treat' From Down Under

Here’s How To Make Fairy Bread, The Simplest (And Weirdest) ‘Treat’ From Down Under

When it comes to Australia, they’re more known for their terrifying animals than they are their delectable cuisine — I mean, it is where Vegemite was invented… But when we heard about Fairy Bread, it gave us a whole new perspective on bad food. You see, Australia is large…it’s actually almost as big as the continental U.S. Because of that, there are certain desserts and dishes that have become part of the national fabric, appealing to every corner of the country. Vegemite could be considered one, but Fairy Bread tops the list. It’s easy to make, uses cheap ingredients, and looks super fun. So what goes in this tasty (read: terrible) treat? White bread, butter or margarine, and sprinkles…YUM? Granted, it appears to be the perfect party dessert, bursting with colorful sprinkles…but don’t let that fool you! Even Jimmy Fallon and Russell Crowe couldn’t stomach this on live television! (Crowe […]

Here's A Simple Trick That You Can Use To Make The World's Coolest Cake

Here’s A Simple Trick That You Can Use To Make The World’s Coolest Cake

It’s no secret that cake is a gift to the universe, but we all know that some frosting-covered confections are a cut above the rest. If you’ve turned on your TV at any point over the last decade or so, you’ve probably seen incredible cakes that double as art pieces. The only downside is that making statement cakes at home is pretty much impossible if you don’t happen to be a professionally trained baker or a wizard. While making cake sculptures might not be on the horizon for, like, any of us, there are some tricks out there that will help us bake cakes that’ll wow our party guests. Take this recipe, for example. If you want to step your baking game up, check this out! See? That wasn’t so hard. It might not get you your own Food Network show, but it will certainly leave an impression on your […]

To Attract Customers, Chinese Restaurants Were Adding More Than MSG To Their Food

To Attract Customers, Chinese Restaurants Were Adding More Than MSG To Their Food

Nowadays, it seems restaurant owners and chefs will do just about anything to distinguish themselves from the establishment next door. And while that might normally mean offering a free drink if you check in on Foursquare, in China, it’s a bit more extreme than that… Recently, 35 popular Chinese restaurants were shut down for adding ground poppy powder to their dishes. While that might not sound like a big deal, what you don’t realize is that the powder is highly addictive and is used in the creation of opium, morphine, heroin, and codeine. The poppy powder they were using is extremely hard to detect when cooked correctly, which is why the restaurants had been getting away with it for so long. (via AnonHQ) Well, that’s one way to get people to keep coming back to your restaurant. Another way? COOK GOOD FOOD! Novel idea, I know. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chinese-food-msg/

You May Be Surprised When You Realize Just What Dogs Are Able To Eat

You May Be Surprised When You Realize Just What Dogs Are Able To Eat

Anytime we bust out some “people food,” our pups know to lay it on thick. Their sad, begging eyes hypnotize us into submission as we drop a few harmless crumbs to the ground. But are they really safe for our furry friends to devour? As you know, there are plenty of things that are not only bad for our dogs, but could also be fatal for them. Chocolate is one, but pay attention to this video…what you learn in the next minute could save lives. Did you learn something new about your dog’s diet? If so, share this video so all your pet owner friends can become informed, too! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/what-dogs-eat/

You Want Your Daughters To Feel Safe In College, But Here's Why They Often Can't

You Want Your Daughters To Feel Safe In College, But Here’s Why They Often Can’t

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58155d1af1376’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118255_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58155d1af1376’); }); On Thursday, October 20, University of Wisconsin Madison student Alec R. Cook was charged with four counts of sexual assault for attacking another student. Since the 20-year-old’s arrest, many other women have come forward and reported similar occurrences on campus and in his apartment. One student’s report of being inappropriately touched multiple times during class this year brought 15 more counts against him. However, the most disturbing part of this whole situation is that Cook has been keeping lists of potential women to stalk, rape, and even kill. Though Cook has been suspended and banned from the school, the emotional and physical damage has already been done to his victims. But what can we do to prevent this kind of violence before it happens? Some schools and parents are […]

He Dumped Pasta Into A Slow Cooker With Some Cheese, And The Result Is Heavenly

He Dumped Pasta Into A Slow Cooker With Some Cheese, And The Result Is Heavenly

There are some foods out there that make the world a better place — think chocolate lava cake, pizza, and ice cream. As good as those dishes are, however, mac and cheese is a cut above the rest. And we’re not talking instant mac and cheese that comes out of a package. To experience true culinary nirvana, you need to use the good stuff. If you have cheese, pasta, and a slow cooker, you can take your mac and cheese game to a whole new level. The best part? You don’t even have to boil the pasta beforehand. There you have it, people. Low effort, high reward. If you need me, I’ll be rounding up some shredded cheese. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/slow-cooker-mac-and-cheese/

This Little Girl Made The Cutest (And Messiest) Cooking Video With Her Dad's Help

This Little Girl Made The Cutest (And Messiest) Cooking Video With Her Dad’s Help

Some of my favorite childhood memories include my dad making me breakfast on weekend mornings. I never really cared much about helping him, though — I was way more interested in eating the food than preparing it. But if I’d had the chance to make a cooking video as fun as this one, I’m betting I would have been more than happy to assist. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); David Laurance and his three-year-old daughter Ava are from Perth, Australia, and they love to cook together. While normally, you’d expect a watchful parent to tell their little chef-in-training what to do, that’s not at all how this duo operates. That’s why this scrambled egg tutorial is one of the most adorable things you’ll see all day. I love how she calls them strangled eggs. This little egg-smasher couldn’t be cuter, right? I just wish she had more tutorials for me to […]

To Capture Thailand's Vast Countryside, Google Did Something Truly Amazing

To Capture Thailand’s Vast Countryside, Google Did Something Truly Amazing

Much of Thailand’s greatest sites are off the beaten path, that is, not accessible via roads and cars. So, when Google Street View wanted to add more points of interest to their coverage of the country, there were very few options. Measuring in at nearly 200 square miles, it’s almost impossible to imagine seeing it all, but Google was determined to capture it. They enlisted people to visit these harder-to-reach areas with large backpacks holding numerous cameras. One man in particular is responsible for the majority of the coverage in Thailand. His name is Panupong Luangsa-ard and he’s a Thai triathlete. Google estimates that Luangsa-ard walked nearly 500 kilometers (that’s over 300 miles). Google Asia Pacific Naturally, he went through numerous pairs of shoes in the process. Luangsa-ard traveled to remote locations like ancient temples, tropical beaches, strawberry plantations, and rice terraces. Thanks to the dedication of Luangsa-ard and other […]

Guacamole Is Good, But When You Add It To Chicken And Wrap Everything In Bacon? Yum.

Guacamole Is Good, But When You Add It To Chicken And Wrap Everything In Bacon? Yum.

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); I’ve had a love affair with guacamole since I was a little girl — long before avocados became the hip food to put on everything. Bacon has also been on my top 10 food list for years. That’s why it’s so hard to understand how I never knew about this guacamole chicken bacon bomb recipe until today. Get ready for a serious party in your mouth. Here’s everything you need to know: Ingredients: 2 avocados 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 tomato, chopped 2 tablespoons of cilantro 1/2 tablespoon of salt 2 tablespoons of lime juice Pepper to taste 1 chicken breast Bacon Recipe: Cut the avocados in half and scoop the meat into a bowl. Add the onion, tomato, cilantro, salt, and lime juice. Stir to make guacamole. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken, slice in half and cut a slit in the center. Spoon […]

These 10 Great Civilizations Mysteriously Disappeared -- Here's What People Believe

These 10 Great Civilizations Mysteriously Disappeared — Here’s What People Believe

Historians take on the grueling task of mapping out as many details about history as they possibly can. Keeping track of the rise and fall of nations alone is enough to make anyone’s head spin. In the ancient days of human civilization, it was not uncommon for entire groups of people to mysteriously vanish. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While most of these collapses and disappearances are noted in essays and textbooks, some managed to get lost in the annals of history. Take these 10 societies, for example. So little is known about them that all we can do is speculate, but learning more about historians’ theories regarding their disappearances is always interesting. 1. The Indus Valley Civilization Wikimedia Commons The Indus Valley Civilization once inhabited much of current-day Pakistan and western India. It was settled in 7,000 B.C. Not much is known about this group of people, as their language […]

You Can Make Something Incredible Called A Pizza Cake In A Rice Cooker

You Can Make Something Incredible Called A Pizza Cake In A Rice Cooker

Have you ever heard of a “pizza cake”? Of course you haven’t. But here’s why you should: it’s a pizza…cake. I mean, the name says it all. If there was any way to improve a pizza — or a cake, for that matter, the geniuses at Foodbeast have certainly discovered it. Witness the incredible way that you can combine everyone’s favorite guilty pleasures into one glorious meal. Excuse me while I… Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pizza-cake/

She Was Driving In A Thunderstorm When She Caught This Epic Explosion On Camera

She Was Driving In A Thunderstorm When She Caught This Epic Explosion On Camera

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); When I was little, my parents used to tell me that lightning was just God and the people in heaven having a really elaborate photoshoot. Nothing says summertime quite like an afternoon thunderstorm. The loud crashes of thunder mixed with the flashing imagery of lightning provide the perfect cinematic entertainment without having to pay to go to the movies. As cool as thunder and lightning may be, the latter can also be incredibly dangerous. There are an estimated 100 lightning strikes on Earth every second, and each bolt can possess around one billion volts of electricity. Nearly 2,000 people are killed each year as a result of being struck by lightning. Check out these 18 insanely awesome yet terrifying lightning strikes. 1. This incredible lightning strike at a train station caused a massive explosion that forced the cancellation of many departing trains. Just passed the L […]

Every Year, A Group Of Wild Horses Swims Across A Channel To Find Forever Homes

Every Year, A Group Of Wild Horses Swims Across A Channel To Find Forever Homes

I think it’s safe to say that it’s every little girl’s dream — including my own — to have a pony. I settled for taking riding lessons and just generally enjoying the company of the majestic creatures. But for some lucky kids on Chincoteague Island in Virginia, that dream comes true each and every summer. This is Assateague. The barrier island sits in both Virginia and Maryland. But that’s not what makes it so special. Flickr / Michael Le Roi It’s home to two giant herds of wild horses. Flickr / Dan H. Defensor The legend suggests that the horses arrived on the island sometime in the 1700s when a Spanish galleon crashed off the coast. Flickr / greyloch Ever since, wild horses have made the island their home. The horses eat the dune and marsh grasses and drink fresh water they find inland. But what makes these horses truly […]

Instead Of Putting This Dough In A Baking Dish, They Did Something So Much Better

Instead Of Putting This Dough In A Baking Dish, They Did Something So Much Better

You know what’s great? Pie. You know what’s even better? A dessert that’s like pie but easier to eat. If the sugary lovechild of pie and french fries sounds like something you’d like to stuff in your face, then this is the recipe for you. The folks over at TipBuzz blended up apple pie filling, smeared it on some dough, and single-handedly made up for the sins of mankind with a treat that’s about to change your outlook on life. Here’s what you’ll need: 2 premade pie crusts 1 can of apple pie filling 1/4 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg (Will to live is optional. If you do not have that on hand, it should return by the time these are done.) 1. Blend the pie filling in your food processor until it’s smooth. Spread that on one pie crust, and then place the […]

He Stacked Water Bottles In His Garden. What It Became A Year Later Is AMAZING.

He Stacked Water Bottles In His Garden. What It Became A Year Later Is AMAZING.

Next time you think there’s no room in your small, cramped apartment for a garden, think again. Because if there’s one thing this YouTuber has taught us, it’s that you can literally grow your own food anywhere on Earth. But how, you ask? Using a series of bottles, you can create a vertical garden that holds more plants than you thought you’d ever need. All that’s required are water bottles, soil, seeds, and a bit of patience! You could be a farm-to-table chef in no time! Who knew you could grow so many things in such a small space?! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/water-bottle-garden/

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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 […]

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

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: http://www.viralnova.com/baked-potato/

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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

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: http://www.viralnova.com/cooling-rack-hack/

Opening A Bottle Of Wine Is Incredibly Simple If You Have A Normal Key

Opening A Bottle Of Wine Is Incredibly Simple If You Have A Normal Key

You come home from work after a long day and want to pop a nice bottle of red open, but there’s just one big problem… Your corkscrew is missing. Every wine lover knows that your bottle is only good if you can get to the stuff inside. So what’s a person to do when there’s no opener in sight? Well, here’s a way that just about anyone can open up a bottle of wine — and the best part? All you need is a key. It’s five o’clock somewhere! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/key-wine/

This Talented Duo Hit The Dance Floor Together, But Wait Until You See Who Cut In!

This Talented Duo Hit The Dance Floor Together, But Wait Until You See Who Cut In!

Over the years, Gary and Charlotte Chaney have danced into countless hearts across the country, since they’re two of the best jitterbug dancers in America. Back in 2010, they did something that surprised everyone at Chicago’s Windy City Jitterbug Club. Watch what happens in the middle of their routine! Since all three of these dancers are skilled performers, it probably wasn’t that difficult for the third person to hop in. That doesn’t make their routine any less impressive to the rest of us who have two left feet! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/double-dancers/

An NYU Student Shot This Terrifying Video Of The 9/11 Attacks From Their Dorm

An NYU Student Shot This Terrifying Video Of The 9/11 Attacks From Their Dorm

It’s been nearly 15 years since the World Trade Center towers were attacked by terrorists. The events of September 11, 2001, were horrifyingly tragic. When the towers fell and innocent people were killed, it changed the lives of countless people both in the United States and abroad. The attacks created a moment in time that can never be forgotten. Most U.S. citizens, no matter their age, can distinctly remember what they were doing when the planes hit the towers. Many people were at work, school, or just getting ready to leave for the day. The NYU student that filmed this video will certainly never forget exactly what happened. Watching the violence and chaos on television was traumatizing enough, but imagine being a young student in the city, close enough to clearly see the towers. In the video, you can hear their frightened reactions and panicked calls home. This is a […]

What He Does With A Plastic Bag And A Wine Bottle Is Absolutely Epic

What He Does With A Plastic Bag And A Wine Bottle Is Absolutely Epic

Is there anything a glass of wine won’t treat? From bad days to breakups, a nice bottle of red is sure to make you feel just a little bit better, if not entirely! But if you find yourself without a way to open your wine, some people opt for more inventive routes to their sweet libation. Sadly, though, sometimes these hacks mean that part of your cork winds up in the bottle. While it’s still obviously drinkable, at the end, what do you do with that stray piece? Just grab a plastic bag and do this… This is oddly really satisfying… YouTube Okay, so it might not be the most useful wine trick, but it’s definitely one of the coolest to watch! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wine-cork/

This Guy Literally Has Superhands, And He Puts Them To Good Use

This Guy Literally Has Superhands, And He Puts Them To Good Use

A street-corner chef named Kann Trichan was selling chicken in Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand, when a squirrel fell into one of his bubbling-hot frying pans. It splashed the oil all over his face and arms. Naturally, he went home to nurse his wounds. But the next day, he found that he had no burns or blisters. Now calling himself “Superhands,” Trichan’s corner business is extremely popular, as it’s part food cart, part street performance. The man dazzles customers by frying his hens and sticking his hands deep in the scorching-hot liquid. Usually, I’d prefer that people touch my food with their hands as little as possible, but honestly, when it comes to Superhands, I’m more impressed than disgusted. How is this possible? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/superhands/