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How would you complete the following statement? "I am not my __." That is exactly what photographer Steve Rosenfield asks of his subjects in his recent project, "What I Be." Completing this statement requires us to reveal our deepest and most anxiety-triggering insecurities such as body image, disabilities, and abuse. The result of the project is an intimate analysis of the struggles that human beings have dealt with for ages.
The future is now.
A Canadian man named Catalin Alexandru Duru has set the new world record for longest distance traveled on a hoverboard.
While this might just seem like fictional story from “Back to the Future 2,” it’s actually very real.
Watch in the clip above as Duru travels 905 feet and 2 inches across Lake Ouareau in Quebec using a prototype device that he built over a period of just one year.
“I will showcase that stable flight can be achieved with a machine one can stand on and control with their feet,” he said.
Unlike with the hoverboard in the movie, he’s lifted off the surface to a height of about 5 meters using his propeller-based board, and it looks a bit more dangerous than Marty McFly’s version.
Although this probably will helps the average rider avoid crashing into large piles of manure.
“This is a truly mesmerising and incredible feat in the world of engineering and transportation,” saida Guinness World Records spokesperson about the news. “It’s always pleasing to see individuals such as Catalin Alexandru Duru achieve a Guinness World Records titles such as this in which personal endeavour continues to amaze us all.”
Forget grounding your kid. Shaming your little troublemaker by making him look like George Costanza is the new hot trend in parenting.
The A-1 Kutz Barbershop & Salon in Snellville, Georgia has a unique (free) service called the "Benjamin Button Special," in which they will shave your child's head so he resembles a balding old man.
The owner of the shop, Russell Fredrick (aka "Rusty Fred") recently posted the picture on Instagram and Facebook, and it has since gotten a lot of attention online including an article in The Washington Post and video interviews with Fox 5 and Good Morning America.
He says the punishment should only be used as a last resort.
"I hope that most people won't have to do this unless it's an extreme circumstances and nothing else is working," Fredrick said. "First, you talk or implement your restrictions. But when the conventional ways don't work these days, you have to get creative."
He later posted an update about the kid in the photo above who was brought in by his mother for acting up in school.
"Welp…pic went so hard over the Internet @rusty_fred had to fix it today," he wrote. "But lil man says he's learned his lesson and he doesn't want them kinda problems again."
Here’s a little bit of inspiration for the day from an unlikely source.
This 84-year old woman may not be exactly sure how to bowl (or what bowling is for that matter) but she manages to get a strike on her very first try.
Watch as the entire room celebrates her accomplishment with a standing ovation.
While the East Coast was dealing with a blizzard, Arizona was getting unnaturally hot, according toFOX 10 Phoenix.
An malfunction on their weather map made it appear as if the temperatures were going to be in the thousands this week, but meteorologist Cory McCloskey handled it like a pro.
“Now I’m not authorized to evacuate Ahwatukee,” he said of a city reported to be 1270 degrees, “But this temperature seems pretty high.”
It’s also supposed to be a sweltering 2960 degrees in Cave Creek and 2385 in Wickenburg.
“I think steel boils at this temperature,” he said. “So Cave Creek… there’s probably nothing left up there. So don’t even bother looting up there.”
Fox 10 wrote about the error on their Facebook page:
“In the world of live news sometimes technology just doesn’t cooperate,” they said. “That’s why it’s important to have smart people who can handle the heat.”
This kid really earned the "ball boy" title this week at the Australian Open, even if his own set may not be functioning properly anymore.
,br/> Spain's Feliciano Lopez whacked him right in the nuts with a 121mph serve that had poor boy keeling over in pain.
He was escorted off the court but returned to his duties a few minutes later.
This little rat will not eat his vegetables.
Dexter's owner is just trying to feed him a piece of broccoli, but he is all like… "NOPE. NOPE. NOPE."
Watch him reject the treat over and over again in the cutest way possible.
Maybe they should change his name to "Newman."
He woke up like this.
Well he’s back and strutting his stuff in his underwear yet again.
This time he’s on a balcony overlooking a huge crowd and a DJ who’s blasting dance music.
Pope calls it his “morning ritual” and one of his “most embarrassing” videos to date.
A thick pane of glass is all that stands between this female lion and lunch.
Zari, a 7-year-old African lioness at the El Paso Zoo, was captured on video "playing' with this kid back in December.
She is either really fascinated by children, or she really wants to eat them.
The zoo says the animals are just curious, and that the glass is definitely strong enough to protect anyone from harm, so there isn't anything to worry about here.
"When some of our lions see little kids, it seems like it calls attention to them and they want to check them out," a zoo spokesperson told TODAY.com. "She was just trying to play, and the baby was so close. The baby is safe behind a really thick window, which is made so that visitors can see the animals up close."
But lion expert Craig Packer told The Daily Mail that the beasts like to play with babies before eating them.
"Predators generally treat calves/fawns/babies differently from adults because they are such easy prey; there's no real chance of escape, so what's the hurry?" he said.
Yup, she just wants to check him out… with her teeth.
This conversation will hurt your brain.
QVC is not typically the go-to place for spirited discussions about the mysteries and marvels of space, but this week host Shawn Killinger and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi turned it into one.
Killinger was presenting a "Cherry Blossom Print Boyfriend Cardigan" design by Mizrahi which she thinks looks like the Earth "when you're a bazillion miles away from the planet moon."
And from this point forward we realize our education system has failed us, at least in the science department.
"From the planet moon…" repeats Mizrahi.
"Isn't the moon a star?" she asks, questioning herself.
"No the moon is a planet darling," he says, but Killinger isn't so sure anymore.
"The sun is a star. Is the moon really a planet?" She wonders.
It goes on like this for while. They get people to Google it for them off camera, and Killinger makes a joke about having a blonde moment.
Maybe QVC can book Neil deGrasse Tyson next week to set everyone straight, and while he's at it, pitch his own line of celestial vests and ties.
Forget hurricanes and earthquakes, a gay avalanche is coming and we need to be prepared!
A writer for The Christian Post wrote an op-ed last week called “Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?”
In his piece, he criticizes a number of gay celebrities as well as gay-themed TV shows and films including Michael Sam, Anderson Cooper “Glee,” “Modern Family” and “Foxcatcher.”
“The indoctrination and propaganda coming from those advocating a gay lifestyle in our country, classrooms and culture are increasing,” he writes. “We are being bombarded!”
His suggestion is that we only watch shows like “Little House on the Prairie,” and “I Love Lucy” to combat this “tidal wave of unprecedented evil.”
He also targets Ellen in particular saying:
“Ellen DeGeneres” celebrates her lesbianism and “marriage” in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls.
So on her show this week, Ellen responded to the online criticism, which she says she usually just ignores.
“If you ask me, Larry’s watching a lot of gay TV,” she joked, proceeding to discuss her real agenda.
“Larry the only way I’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another. That is the message I’m sending out.”
Passive agressives rejoice!
A new service called "ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com" launched (and crashed) this week, offering to enact revenge for you by sending packets of glitter and a note to anyone you dislike.
The company says their hatred of glitter (i.e the "herpes of the craft world") is what inspired them to start the service, because it's nearly impossible to clean up.
Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachmann and Newt Gingrich all know what we're talking about.
It costs $9.99 Australian dollars (or about $8.15 in the United States), and anyone who wants to use the service just fills out a short form with the contact info for whomever they want to glitter bomb.
They will then "vomit up a tonne of glitter" and send it to your arch nemesis.
"There's someone in your life right now who you fucking hate," they write on the site. "Whether it be your shitty neighbour, a family member or that b*tch Amy down the road who thinks it's cool to invite you to High Tea but not provide any weed."
ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com was bombarded this week with requests after Monday's launch, and it says that purchases are temporarily suspended as a result.
Slate interviewed the founder, a 22-year-old internet marketer from Australia named Mathew Carpenter, who says the response was overwhelming.
"Over 2,000 of the world's brightest people have spent money on this service," he said. "It's good for business, but bad for society."
Fail or Win?
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in Florida bought some fancy new rugs recently, but they had to remove them because of a little spelling mistake.
Within the crest the text reads "In Dog We Trust" instead of "In God We Trust."
The mistake went unnoticed for several weeks before they realized it.
Since news of the photo spread online people have taken to the sheriff's office Facebook page asking that they auction it off and donate the money to an animal charity or place it in the K9 unit instead.
Or they could just appoint this guy as the new sheriff.