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We Let Our Kids Watch PG-13 Movies, But Did You Know They’re The Most Violent?

We Let Our Kids Watch PG-13 Movies, But Did You Know They’re The Most Violent?

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You Might Hate Fruitcake, But We Promise That This One’s Different

You Might Hate Fruitcake, But We Promise That This One’s Different

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Beautiful human and artist extraordinaire Christine H. McConnell is at it again with a new project, and this time, it's delicious. McConnell (previously here and here) is known for being one of those talented people who can create anything from holiday decor to elaborate costume designs. The artist's pieces involving food are among her most popular, and for her latest project, she decided to turn fruitcake into something that we can all get behind with a far more literal take on the treat. Ah, fruit. While it's certainly pretty, I'd much rather eat my weight in cake. Christine H. McConnell And she totally feels me, since all of the gorgeous fruit in this basket is actually filled with frosting-covered goodness. ...
The Officer Who Didn’t Press Charges Against This Dog’s Abusers Has Faced Justice

The Officer Who Didn’t Press Charges Against This Dog’s Abusers Has Faced Justice

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If you're an animal lover, you've probably been following the incredible case of a little pup named Libre. In fact, we here at ViralNova wrote about his outstanding recovery last month. The poor dog dealt with horrific abuse and neglect, which resulted in a painful skin condition and a level of malnutrition that almost killed him. Fortunately, Libre is a fighter and the teams from Speranza Animal Rescue and the Dillsburg Veterinary Center never gave up on the determined dog. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); What really struck readers, however, was the fact that no charges were filed against the people who almost ended this animal's life. Although it was abundantly clear that Libre had been abused, the Humane Society officer who handle...
The 13 People You’ll Meet At Your New Year’s Eve Party As Told By Animals

The 13 People You’ll Meet At Your New Year’s Eve Party As Told By Animals

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Partygoers are pretty predictable. Even if you pride yourself on having a diverse group of friends, you can rest assured that all of the stereotypes will roll through your New Year's Eve shindig at some point before the sun comes up. As much as you try to avoid it, you'll undoubtedly have to face creepy drunk guys, girls who can't walk in their shoes, and groups of friends who seriously feel like saying "hashtag squad goals" out loud is a good thing to do.In honor of the new year, let's round up everyone's favorite holiday drunkards. 1. The guy who needs to have his fortieth beer for some reason. via GIPHY 2. The girl who dances her face off alone because she don't even need a man. via GIPHY 3. The friends who can't stop doing tequila shots and choose to unleash their drunken wrath on the ...
This Lake Would Be Beautiful If It Didn’t Happen To Be Full Of Human Bones

This Lake Would Be Beautiful If It Didn’t Happen To Be Full Of Human Bones

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When it comes time for thrillseekers to choose where they want to go on vacation, destinations shrouded in mystery often make their way to the top of the list. And Roopkund is one of those places. Only the most adventurous trekkers make their way to this far-flung glacial lake, and for good reason. After all, it takes some serious guts and training to journey into the Himalayas to find a lake that sits 16,000 feet above sea level. Located in the north of India, Roopkund was discovered by a forest ranger back in 1942. Google Earth Horrifyingly enough, he quickly realized that the lake was filled with human skeletal remains. Flickr / Abhijeet Rane Concerned that these were the bones of Japanese ...
Where Most People Saw An Old, Rotting Cabin, He Saw A Work Of Art

Where Most People Saw An Old, Rotting Cabin, He Saw A Work Of Art

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Have you ever met someone and wondered how one human being could possibly accomplish so much? Whether that person's your boss, your relative, or your friend who has a penchant for inadvertently making you feel inadequate, being around jacks of all trades is as inspiring as it is complicated.One person who would undoubtedly make you feel all of the feelings is a man by the name of Richard Aiken, who has earned two Ph.D.s and a medical degree, has a knack for singing opera, and has quite literally written the book on nutrition. In his mind, however, his greatest accomplishment is being a husband and father. Basically, there's nothing he can't do — including a bit of cabin restoration. Aiken has a deep love of the outdoors. When he ...
This Is The Heartbreaking Reason Why Vets Don’t Want You To Buy Flat-Faced Dogs

This Is The Heartbreaking Reason Why Vets Don’t Want You To Buy Flat-Faced Dogs

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I think we can all agree that pups like French bulldogs and pugs are cute. They're lovable, friendly, funny, and quite a few vets out there really don't want us to buy them. That sounds harsh, but the reason why isn't because they want to rob us of companionship. As it turns out, those precious, squishy faces we all know and love are doing pooches more harm than good. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Because of genetic bottlenecking (which we'll get to in a second), purebred gene pools are teeming with defects and mutations that actually cause our four-legged friends pain. And you know where pain leads? Right to the vet's office, which eventually sends dog owners on the fast track to financial strain. For that reason, organizations li...
These 14 Baby Bison Will Make You Proud To Call Them Our National Mammal

These 14 Baby Bison Will Make You Proud To Call Them Our National Mammal

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On today's episode of "Barrack Obama is the Man," our president signs a bill declaring that the North American bison is our national mammal, because why not? The National Bison Legacy Act — which is a real thing that exists — positions the bison as one of our national animals because it played an important role in westward expansion. That being said, the dudes behind the expansion were notorious for sipping on that haterade since they nearly drove these animals to extinction, depriving Native Americans of a valuable food source in the process.Fortunately, conservationists have brought the North American bison back from the brink. To celebrate their newfound distinction, let's take a look at some baby bison being adorable. 1. This looks like a stuffed animal. Explain. ...
15 Ingenious Hacks That’ll Make Your Favorite Summer Activity So Much Better

15 Ingenious Hacks That’ll Make Your Favorite Summer Activity So Much Better

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Grilling is the best thing about summer. Don't let haters tell you otherwise. One, it revolves around food. Two, it revolves around food. Need I say more? But the fact of the matter is that I'm no Bobby Flay, and I screw up burgers more often than I make patties that are worthy of Food Network admiration.If you're a regular human being like me and you can't get a handle on Flay's wizardry, these tips and tricks will at least help you make something edible without setting your whole body on fire. 1. Grill citrus fruits for a few minutes to up the favor factor. They're great for squeezing over the fish that you definitely didn't mess up and get stuck to the grill! Flickr / Alan Sh...
These Milkshakes Prove That We’ve Let Instagram Take Over The Food Industry

These Milkshakes Prove That We’ve Let Instagram Take Over The Food Industry

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I love my phone just as much as the next person, but can we all just admit that we've let technology's reach extend a little too far? While scrolling idly through Twitter is undoubtedly the least awkward way to wait alone at a restaurant for your friend who's consistently two hours late for everything, perhaps we should stuff our iPhones back in our pockets when real-life human beings sit down across from us. Countless publications have addressed this issue, and some restauranteurs have even banned the use of cellphones in their establishments. But other joints — like Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, for example — have embraced the phenomenon by creating culinary delights that are ripe for Instagram posting. While they might look cool, these shakes bring a whole new meaning ...