For those parents out there who feel like your kids are growing up too fast, here’s a video that sums up your feelings. Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester made brief videos of his daughter Lotte every week of her life, from the time she was a newborn until she recently turned 14. The result is an awe-inspiring four-minute clip that is made even better by the fact that Lotte wasn’t necessarily in the mood when dad turned on the camera.
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Tuesday night is the series premiere of Investigation Discovery’s latest reenactmentacular true crime series seductively titled Secret Lives of Stepford Wives. The show “features the true story of a housewife whose desire to keep up with the Joneses is matched only by her desperation to sweep her wrongdoings under the rug,” according to the network, and the premiere episode is a real doozy involving a church pianist and Bible school teacher, an affair, Friday the 13th, and a brutal ax murder that has already inspired a book and a movie! Keep reading for the true story of Candace “Candy” Montgomery, who killed Betty Gore with 41 whacks from an ax in 1980 after Betty discovered that Candy (a married church friend) had been having an affair with her husband.
What do you get when you add a teacher with a strict “any phone that rings must be answered on speakerphone” policy with a group of students with a Lena Dunham-esque sense of humor? One of the best April Fools’ Day pranks ever!
So, what do you get when you mix Nutella, Mentos, Coke and a condom? A VERY excited Italian man! And apparently some sort of world record?
Nothing says March Madness like a HUGE upset, and this year’s biggest Cinderella story is Mercer University after the 14-seed knocked off perennial NCAA powerhouse (and number 3 seed) Duke in the round of 64 on Friday. And if there is one image of Mercer that has made its way into pop culture, it’s the victory “Nae Nae” dance performed from inside the team huddle right after the game. So who was that dancing man? His name is Kevin Canevari and he was famous for getting footloose well before he was overtaken by March Madness! Keep reading for info on Kevin and videos of him gettin’ jiggy with it from earlier in the year.
It seems the practice of poorly Photoshopping thigh gaps on clothes listings is becoming an epidemic as Old Navy is added to the dubious list of stores caught with their pants
down unnaturally split. Less than a week after Target’s rather unfortunately gap-enhanced bikini photos made headlines, Old Navy is getting called out for their line of plus-size jeans which feature a clumsy bit of the Photoshop equivalent of Wite-Out between the legs.
We have a new entry in the Apparel Retail Photoshop Failipedia courtesy of Target and their listing for the Xhilaration junior’s leopard print bikini. The photo features the usually petite gorgeous swimwear model, but if you look not all that closely, you will notice this model is a little more petite than she should be courtesy of a rather horrendous job of Photoshop plastic surgery! Keep reading to see the world’s first Photoshop vaginectomy as well as numerous other face-palm-worthy awkward alterations.
UPDATE - Now includes an additional (perhaps even worse!) example from the Target website!
It has long been accepted that breastfeeding a child has long-term positive effects, with previous studies listing slightly higher IQs and lower risks of Attention Deficit Disorder as examples. But, those studies were comparing children from different families. Ohio State sociologist Cynthia Colen began a long-term study using thousands of bottle-fed and breastfed children within the same family, anticipating more accurate information highlighting the benefits of breastfeeding. That was not what the findings showed.
The ultra-hip hip-hugging pop culture fashionistas over at Black Milk are redefining what it means to get Stark naked with their new line of Game of Thrones inspired clothing that includes leggings, swimsuits, skirts, dresses and… basketball uniforms?!? Aye!
Are you one of millions of people infuriated and frustrated thanks to the incredibly simple, yet incredibly difficult number one app on the planet, Flappy Bird? You are obviously not alone. In addition to the other enraged and obsessed TAP TAPpers out there, the app’s creator, Dong Nguyen, is also being driven crazy by Flappy Bird — so much so in fact that he shared a tweet yesterday announcing he would be removing Flappy Bird from the app stores today!
UPDATE - It appears as though Dong has followed through with his announcement as Flappy Bird is no longer available for download.