13 Things From The 80s That Terrified Us – And Still Do!

It can be shocking to revisit the movies, TV shows and books we loved as kids. As it turns out, there was a lot of really messed up stuff in our childhood that we’ve managed to block out through the years. Whether it was “that one scary part” in your favorite movie, or the show your parents really shouldn’t have let you stay up late for, we all have something spooky lurking in our memories.

If you’re not up for the challenge, close this list right now, because we’re going to take a walk down memory lane and uncover 13 of the scariest things we (somehow) enjoyed when we were kids.

1. Reading Garbage Pail Kids before you were ready

Okay, so these collectibles were (mostly) harmless, but there are a couple that were definitely too grotesque for kids. If these cards were still popular today, you could bet that more parents would be upset about them.

2. The Evil Clown from The Brave Little Toaster

Who thought it was a good idea to take a cute little kids movie about a talking toaster and drop a nightmare about an evil clown into it?

3. The Gmork

While The Neverending Story had its share of dark and frightening scenes, nothing else measured up to the Gmork, the huge wolf monster who serves the Nothing. There’s no shame in admitting you closed your eyes during his scene.

4. The Crypt Keeper

Maybe you felt like you were old enough to watch Tales From the Crypt, but one look at this pun-loving host was enough to make most kids turn off their TV and sleep with the lights on.

5. Mola Ram’s scene in Temple of Doom

There’s no denying this film was too intense for young audiences, helping to create the PG-13 rating with scenes like the terrifying “kali ma” ritual.

6. Large Marge

Large Marge’s scary face in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure terrified me so much that I avoided the movie for a decade, which is a shame because it’s a real comedy classic.

Click the next page for 7 more scary moments from your childhood!

7. PSAs and very special episodes

The advertiser groups and TV writers who tried to share important lessons with us sure had an odd way of doing it, because mostly they just terrified young kids with totally unlikely scenarios. Why, for example, did we need a whole episode of Punky Brewster warning us not to play in old refrigerators? Parents complained about the violence in G.I. Joe, but some of the educational skits at the end were actually frightening.

This one has made me afraid of cooking to this day:

8. Seeing THESE books in your library

Enough said!

9. The library scene from Ghostbusters

If you showed this movie to a friend at a sleepover, you had two options: warn them to look away from the TV, because this scene was a little scary, or just let them watch and be traumatized for life.

10. Your big sister’s troll doll collection

You knew it shouldn’t creep you out, they’re just toys after all, but they just have those huge, empty eyes and their weird hairdos. Don’t turn your back on them, it feels like they’re looking right through you!

11. Skeksis

You have to hand it to Jim Henson, it’s hard to believe that anything as creepy and disgusting as these monsters was made by hand. There were a lot of spooky designs in The Dark Crystal, but none stand up to these ugly bird creatures.

12. THAT scene from The Adventures of Mark Twain

Another case of an absolutely horrifying scene that had no business being in a kids movie. Even as a grown up, it’s hard not to shiver when you hear the “Angel” talk in that awful voice.

13. The clown from Poltergeist

Alright, to be fair kids had to reason to watch this movie, but if your parents were really cool or you happened to catch it on HBO, odds are this scene is the reason you won’t dangle your feet off the bed.

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5 Freeze/Defrost Food Hacks That Are A Major Save Of Time And Money

You might already know how to freeze fresh berries for later, but did you know that you can preserve milk the same way?

Not only will these quick 10 Freeze/Defrost hacks help you to save time and money, they may even help you to eat healthier!

Take a read through and try them out for yourself:

1. Two-Pots Defrost Trick

Defrost frozen hamburgers quickly and evenly with this hack. Put patties in a plastic bag and place them on top of an upside-down aluminum pot. Fill another pot with room-temperature water and place it on the meat.

Your hamburgers will be defrosted in 5-10 minutes.

2. Rolling Pin And Chopsticks For Ground Beef

Portion ground beef into freezer bags. Before freezing roll it thin with the rolling pin and then make a grid in the patty with your chopstick. When you’re ready to defrost, break off as many pecies as you like.

3. Frozen Avocado Hack

Freezing whole avocados just creates a squishy mess. Instead, puree them in a food processor and add a teaspoon of lime juice per avocado. Store it in an airtight container for up to 5 months.

4. Bacon Grease

As you know, pouring bacon grease down the drain is bad for the pipes. Instead, pour the leftover fat into an ice cube tray. Use the grease cubes for future cooking, in salad dressings or for fries!

5. Milk

You might not believe it, but milk can actually be frozen for later use. Since milk expands when frozen, before storing it in the freezer at 0ºF, pour a little out into a glass. It can take up to three days for the jug to defrost.

Do you use any of these freeze/defrost hacks? Do you have any other tips? Let us know in the comments below.

[Source: Reader’s Digest]

The True Horror Story Behind The “Cursed” Poltergeist Cast

If you were around in the late 1980s and early 1990s then you surely remember the original Poltergeist movie.

The 1982 horror film about a California family haunted by malevolent ghosts went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters that year. To this day, the supernatural movie continues to rank as one of the scariest movies ever made.  

Poltergeist may have been an instant hit but unfortunately some of the cast members didn’t get to enjoy the success of the film for too long.

Many believe that cast have been cursed after a surprising number of bizarre incidents and puzzling deaths occurred post-filming.

Here are some of the strange events that took place in the years following the release of the movie and its sequels:

1. Child star Heather O’Rourke’s untimely death

Heather O’Rourke was only 6 years old when she played the iconic role of Carol Anne in the horror film. She met a tragic end at the age of 12 after suffering a cardiac arrest and septic shock in February 1988. Heather’s illness was initially diagnosed as Crohn’s Disease, but doctors later revealed that she was most likely suffering from an intestinal problem.

2. Deaths of three other cast members

Dominique Dunne who played the Freeling family’s oldest daughter, Dana, died in November 1982, a few months after the movie hit theatres. The 22-year-old was strangled by her ex-boyfriend and died in the hospital five days later after being taken off life support.

Two more actors, Julian Beck and Will Sampson, passed away after starring in the “cursed” movie. Beck lost his battle to stomach cancer at the age of 60 before the film’s sequel was released. As for Sampson, he died of malnutrition and kidney failure at the age of 53.

Will Sampson (left) and Julian Beck(Right)

Click on the next page for more spooky facts about the Poltergeist cast.

3. Real human skeletons were discovered on set

While making an appearance on VH1’s I Love The 80s, JoBeth Williams, the actress who played the role of Diane Freeling, revealed that the film crew used real human skeletons to create a realistic looking set. If you still don’t believe Freeling, maybe assistant prop master Bruce Kasson will convince you.

“Yes, the skeletons were real,” confirmed Kasson. They were apparently brought in from a medical supply company called Carolina Biological.

“Replica skeletons did not exist, as far as I remember, at that time,” Kasson said. “They’re now common and relatively cheap. And the rush to the bottom line for cost will dictate.”

Many people believe that the use of these skeletons as props was the root cause of the alleged curse.

4. Inexplicable malfunctions during filming

Oliver Robins, the actor who played the youngest son, Robbie, was almost strangled to death after a mechanical clown used on set malfunctioned. Reportedly, the cast and crew couldn’t explain the cause of the malfunction so they chalked it up to paranormal activity.

The claims of a haunted set were also backed by JoBeth Williams. She told E! True Hollywood Story that whenever she came home after filming, the pictures on the wall would be tilted.

“I began to think, is somebody trying to send me a message that I shouldn’t be doing this film?” Williams said.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you got to admit that these incidents are very strange. The franchise was rebooted in 2015 with the release of a 3D remake also titled Poltergeist but it seems like the “curse” may have died since the cast are still very much alive and well.

Do you think the Poltergeist curse is real? Let us know in the comments.

[h/t: Blumhouse]

This Buttery Finger Drink Is Smooth And Creamy

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If you are looking for a tasty drink that is just as good as a shot or on the rocks, this Buttery Finger is exactly what you need.

It’s smooth and creamy and will feel like dessert in a glass. Give it a try and you are going to love it! Make some next time you want to have a nice night in with that special someone!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 ounce vodka
  • 1/4 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/4 ounce Kahlua

Directions:

Add your Kahlua and butterscotch schnapps to a glass with ice.

Add the vodka and the Baileys as well.

Transfer to a shaker.

Shake it up!

Now you can either pour it into a glass filled with ice to drink it on the rocks or serve it as a creamy shot.

Enjoy!

Cary Grant’s Troubled Personal Life Is Revealed In A New Film

With his classic Hollywood good looks and his comic timing, Cary Grant became one of the most famous and beloved leading men of all time, rubbing shoulders with huge stars like Clark Gable and James Mason. But off-screen, life wasn’t so rosy for the star. He famously once said that “everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant,” and a new documentary called Becoming Cary Grant reveals just how hard it was for a young Brit named Archibald Leach to transform himself into the movie star we all know.

Using Grant’s private letters and home videos, the movie reveals secrets that even his biggest fans didn’t know.

Like, for example, how Grant was affected from a young age by his mother’s mysterious disappearance.

Grant came home one day when he was a boy to learn his mother had moved to a resort town and abandoned his family. His father quickly remarried, but Grant couldn’t get over being “rejected” by his own mother.

To fill the hole in his heart, Grant says he chased relationships with other women, from his 5 short and unhappy marriages to a rumored connection with Marilyn Monroe.

It wasn’t until decades later that Grant discovered his mother had actually been institutionalized in an asylum. He took her home and cared for her through the rest of his life, but the impact of her “disappearance” still weighed on him.

Click the next page to learn about Grant’s experimentation with LSD!

Before Grant’s reunion with his mother, the star tried everything to find happiness. Along with his many romantic relationships, Grant found more unusual ways to occupy himself. The star practiced yoga and hypnosis, but what he found most helpful was taking LSD – the psychedelic drug. According to Becoming Cary Grant, the star had his doctor, Mortimer Hartman, give him the drug once a week.

Hartman was also a kind of therapist for the actor, and he must have done a good job because the documentary claims Grant left him $10,000 when he died.

In private letters, Grant says LSD let him explore his subconscious, and showed him “seas of horrifying and happy sights.” In the end, nothing seemed to help the star overcome his personal demons.

After his daughter Jennifer Grant was born, Cary retired from public life to raise her, which seemed to help him settle down.

Cary Grant and his daughter Jennifer.Parade

“You spend your time getting to be a big Hollywood actor,” Grant wrote, “but then what?” It seems he had a hard time answering that question.

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Braised Chicken Thighs & Legs with Tomato Is As Good As It Gets

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If you are looking for a new way to cook your chicken, this Braised Chicken Thigh and Leg with Tomato recipe is right up your alley!

It’s infused with so much flavor that you won’t ever want to make a different recipe! Cooking it all together really helps the chicken stay moist and juicy.

Use this amazing Tomato Cocotte from Staub to guarantee a perfectly cooked meal every time. Stir it up with your Olive Wood Spatula and you’ll be eating your new favorite dinner in no time!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 6 chicken legs
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons chili flakes
  • 1 large shit onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 large ginger knob, peeled and grated
  • 6 garlic cloved, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole, peeled tomatoes
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 fresh or dried bay leaves
  • Water as needed

Directions:

Start by seasoning your chicken with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat canola oil in your skillet or cocotte to a high heat. Add chicken to the oil, letting brown for 3-5 minutes per side without over crowding them.

Remove from the pan and set aside.

Once the chicken is braised, add the cumin to the oil with the chili flakes and stir.

Add the onions, ginger, and garlic to the pan and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add your cinnamon sticks to the pot, along with the bay leaves.

Pour the tomatoes over top and stir it all together.

Add some of the chicken back into the pan. Cover and cook on low heat for 30-45 minutes.

Serve chicken with rice and enjoy!

You’re Going To Want These Creamsicle Mimosas At Your Next Brunch

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The mimosa is the best way to have a cocktail with breakfast, and now there is a way to make even better! This Creamsicle Mimosa takes it to the next level and will make you want to have brunch every weekend!

It takes your usual mimosa and gives it a bit of a spin to make it creamier and just that little something special. Next time you host brunch, serve up some of these and impress your guests!

Ingredients:

  • Orange slice
  • Sugar
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • Champagne

Directions:

Use your orange slice around the rim of your champagne glass and then rim with sugar.

Set aside.

In a glass with ice, pour in your heavy cream and orange juice and stir together.

Strain into your glass until it is about half way full.

Top with champagne.

Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy!

The perfect drink to go with your delicious brunch!

5 Facts About Tammy Wynette That You Can Stand By

‘Stand by Your Man’ may have been one of the most contentious songs of her career, but it would also become the most successful record of Tammy Wynette’s career and one of the most recorded songs in country music history.

Much like the career defining song, Wynette’s own life experience was tumultuous and fraught with heartache and pain. There was no doubt of the talent she possessed, but her load was a heavy one to bear.

Here are five things you may not have known about ‘the first lady of country music.’

1. Her name isn’t Tammy

When she first walked through the doors into record producer, Billy Sherrill’s office in Nashville, her name was Virginia Wynette Pugh and she was desperate, yet determined to cut a deal.

On that day in 1966, Sherrill saw something beyond her “beaten type of appearance.”

She had a kind of beaten type of appearance, you know, just like, `OK, you know, I’ve been kicked in the teeth so many times, one more time’s not going to kill me,’ that type thing. But we changed all that.”

He started with her name. Gone was Virginia Pew, and Tammy Wynette was born.

She sang this hit song for five presidents, but only one of them was bold enough to kiss her…

2. She sat on President Ronald Reagan’s lap

On September 30, 1982, Wynette was invited to The White House to perform at a barbecue for President Ronald Reagan.

Barefoot, Wynette strolls over to the president and parks herself right down on his lap before breaking into rendition of ‘Stand by Your Man.’

Unaware that it was hugely against protocol, Wynette was only doing what she had done at countless live shows before: pick out someone’s hapless husband and sing him into swoon-town. Thankfully, the president didn’t seem to mind.

She later made headlines with President Reagan after he kissed her at a Republican Fundraising Dinner in June 1983.

3. She didn’t like ‘Stand By Your Man’

In fact, after writing it, she begged her co-writer and producer Billy Sherrill not to release the song.

Although to the rest of us, she sounds like a powerhouse, Wynette thought she sounded like a squealing pig. Sherrill recalled:  “And I remember after the first take, she said, `God, if this is a hit, you know what?’ I said, `What?’ She said, `I’m going to have to hit that God-awful high note the rest of my life.'”

Not everyone was a fan of her hit song and many people protested its message…

4.  Women’s Lib hated it

“It’s unbelievable to me that a song that took me 20 minutes to write, I’ve spent 20 or 30 years defending.” – Wynette

Whatever you think of it, Tammy’s song was released in 1968 at the perfect moment in history. As the women’s liberation movement began to get traction, Wynette’s record company – Epic Records – took full advantage and released the “controversial” song.

A full-page ad was  taken out in the Billboard magazine promoting the new release: `Tammy Wynette’s Answer to Women’s Lib, “Stand By Your Man.”

She predicted Wynette would spend the next 20-30 years defending her song against those who believed it was an anthem that supported the disenfranchisement of women.

 5. She didn’t stand by all of her men

Even though many pointed out that she did the contrary to what her song suggested all women ought to do, critics often overlooked one very key phrase “but if you love him, you’ll forgive him.”

At the time of recording, Wynette was actually in the process of divorcing her husband and fellow country singer, George Jones. She would later describe the relationship as tumultuous – fraught with abuse.

Wynette had more sense than to for forgive him at all costs.

[h/t NPR: Tragic Country Queen/ NPR: Stand By Your Man ]

The President Of Iceland Said He Wanted To Ban Pineapple On Pizza

It’s been a long time since most of us were told what to eat by our parents, but President Gundi Th. Johannesson of Iceland might change all that. He said if he could pass any law he’d like he’d ban pineapple on pizza.

Iceland Pres and Pizza
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So much for making Iceland great again.

The tongue-in-cheek answer came during a question and answer period at a local high school but quickly made waves around the world with people weighing with their thoughts.

The Washington Post went so far as to call the president a “hero” and said that pineapple on pizza was an “abomination”.

Many others took to the internet to express their outrage or their support.

The statement led many to express concerns over the abuse of executive power. So many people were worried about keeping their fruity topping that the president was forced to issue a statement.

“I do not have the power to make laws which forbid people to put pineapples on their pizza,” he wrote. “I am glad I do not hold such power.”

Whether or not it happens the president might end up eating his words. A poll of Icelanders shows that 60{49382ccf8aa3307257579caf6f867159d328eca730a0976815a1bacefc5bc6ee} of people like pineapple on their pizza.

How To Eat Healthy At Your Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

No matter how hard you try to live a healthy life, you’re bound to slip up eventually. Even if you exercise every day and drink all the water you can no one can make a balanced, healthy meal every single day for the rest of their lives.

At some point the cravings just get overwhelming and you find yourself in the drive-through of a fast food restaurant. But don’t worry, you can still stick to your diet if you know what’s safe to eat.

These days, even restaurants that have a reputation for being unhealthy are trying to clean up their image, so it’s just a matter of learning the healthiest options available.

Starbucks

Coffee is a great way to start your day, but the sugary drinks most people order at Starbucks are closer to cake than coffee. Cut down on the fat, carb-filled drinks by switching to regular coffee, then grab a protein bistro box to go for some healthy energy.

Burger King

You can have it your way at this burger restaurant, which is important because to make your meal as healthy as possible you’ll need to make some substitutions. Start with a veggie or grilled chicken burger, hold the mayo, then add a side salad with some water to drink.

Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is one of the few restaurants that serves a grilled version of the popular chicken nuggets. If that’s not filling enough add a side salad or a fruit cup – another one of their great, healthy options.

Wendy’s

While you should avoid the baked potatoes, Wendy’s has a range of healthy salads with chicken mixed in for protein. Remember to stick to grilled chicken, and if you want to try something different a large chili isn’t a bad choice.

Hardee’s

You can cut a few calories out of the classic Thickburger by switching to the “low carb” version, which uses iceberg lettuce instead of a bun.

Dunkin’ Donuts

America runs on Dunkins, so odds are you’re going to find yourself back here sooner or later. You can’t go wrong with the egg white flatbread, and some locations even stock fresh fruit for you to buy. But don’t forget to cut down on sugar and sweeteners in your coffee too.

Taco Bell

If you want to “live mas” on a diet, there are only a few options available. You can buy individual chicken tacos, which are only $1.79 and have a decent amount of protein. Swap sour cream for salsa to keep the flavor but lose the calories.

McDonald’s

Yes, the golden arches have a reputation for being unhealthy, but it all depends on what you pick. The important thing is to get avoid getting a meal (fries and a drink). Stick to a burger – or even better a grilled chicken sandwich – with a side salad. But hold the dressing, because McDonald’s salad toppings are full of salt. Another option now that the chain has all-day breakfast is an egg McMuffin, which is only 300 calories with the cheese off.

In-N-Out

This chain has a very limited menu, but if you dip into their secret code you can customize your meal to be pretty healthy. “Protein style” will get you a burger wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun.

Subway

We already broke the bad news that Subway’s chicken is probably more soy than bird, but their oven roasted chicken is still a pretty healthy choice. Stick to multigrain bread or flatbread, and add as many veggies as possible. If you’re tired of chicken by now, their tuna sandwich is healthier than most restaurants’ version of the classic.

The Day Of The Week You Were Born On Says So Much About You

We all know that the date of our birth can reveal a lot about who we are personally and where our life paths are destined to take us.

But many people don’t know that the actual day of the week we were born on can also tell us a lot about the kinds of people we are going to be.

You likely know the classic nursery rhyme about Monday’s child, but there’s a little more to it than just how fair of face we all are. Scroll down to find out what kinds of traits you may have hiding within:

Monday’s Child is Fair of Face.

Those born on Monday aren’t all blond-haired, blue-eyed, but they certainly do share some key characteristics. They are known as the most loving personalities: fully family-oriented.

Monday babies find creative ways to include everyone and ensure that we are all treated equally. They are the peacemakers.

Tuesday’s Child is full of Grace.

People born on Tuesday are highly successful – mostly due to their sensitivity to criticism. They have high amounts of energy and drive that should be channeled towards their goals, rather than dwelling on the haters.

They are some of the worlds most honest people.

Born on a Wednesday? Find out what that says about you on the next page!

Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe.

People born on Wednesday are very laid back, they get along extremely well with people from all walks of life. They love to travel and explore different cultures – they may even know how to speak more than one language.

They are quick learners, which make them highly adaptable.

Thursday’s Child has Far to Go.

If you were born on Thursday, you are naturally charismatic and definitely born to lead. You work very hard to achieve your goals – although you would prefer to do most things on your own.

You are highly optimistic and generally see the good in everyone, although sometimes that can put you at risk for being burned by people who try to use you for their own gains.

Friday’s Child is Loving and Giving.

You are among the most creative of the bunch! Although you do like your social time, you’re more often considered the old soul.

You’ve always got a creative solution to your friends’ problems, but when it comes to your own dilemmas, you’re often stumped. You don’t deal too well with setbacks and can get hung up on disappointments in your relationships.

Often these people have amazing intuitions.

Born on a weekend? See what it says about you on the next page!

Saturday’s Child Works Hard for a Living.

People born on the first day of the weekend are genuinely confident. They have strong, vibrant personalities that can sometimes come-off as a little overbearing.

They can be a little defensive when people challenge their opinions, and they are very proud of their appearance. Saturday-borns are always on point when it comes to how they style and dress themselves.

They are the smart, trustworthy bosses who take responsibility seriously.

But the child who is born on the Sabbath day is bonnie and blithe and good and gay.

The Sunday born babies are social and sweet, but they really, really love their alone time. Those born on this day tend to easily get frustrated when things are left unfinished and they can be pretty sensitive.

Try to avoid dwelling too much on things people said to you – even if you are an expert analyzer. You do have a generally positive outlook on life (when you’re not worrying) and you enjoy giving back to your community.

[h/t Higher Perspective / Wikipedia: Monday’s Child]

This Popular Campfire Treat Wasn’t Always Made Like It Is Today

No campfire or cup of hot chocolate is complete without a tasty marshmallow. The soft and puffy treat is the ultimate comfort food – who doesn’t like to sneak a few from the cupboard when no one is looking?

Have you ever wondered how in the world the marshmallow was invented?

Marshmallows have been around for a long time. Back in 2000 BC, they were considered a treat fit only for royalty. Ancient Egyptians made the treats with the sap from the mallow plant and mixing it with nuts and honey.

Known also as “the cheese plant” mallow is used in many herbal medicines today as an anti-inflammatory, emollient, or laxative. It’s also high in vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, and more.

The sap from the plant can be whipped to resemble an egg-white meringue, which explains why marshmallows evolved to include egg whites, sugar, corn syrup, and gelatin.

Today, marshmallows are commonly used as candy, decorative toppings, or in recipes. Gimme s’more!

If you want to make your own marshmallows, here’s a great recipe for you to try.

Judy Garland’s Ex-Husband Reveals New, Troubling Details About “Wizard of Oz” Filming

Wizard of Oz is a classic movie, and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t seen at least part of the movie.

Judy Garland quickly became the nation’s sweetheart as she sang “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” and we all have tried tapping our shoes together to get home.

Garland was just 16 years old when she starred in Wizard of Oz, but now her ex-husband Sid Luft is revealing she experienced some terrible treatment at the hands of some of the munchkin actors on set.

There has been no lack of coverage regarding the treatment of the actors playing the munchkins on set. Poor conditions, abuse, limited pay, etc. There were also many allegations of inappropriate behavior on behalf of the munchkin actors, most notably due to excessive drinking.

However, according to the last surviving Munchkin, Jerry Maren, this simply wasn’t true.

“How could you get drunk on $50 a week?” he asked. “There were a couple of kids from Germany who liked to drink beer. They drank beer morning, noon and night, and got in a little trouble. They wanted to meet the girls, but they were the only ones.”

Sid Luft, ex-husband of Judy Garland, disagrees. And his new memoir sheds some light on the terrible treatment Garland received while on set.

Continue to the next page to read what Luft had to say about Garland’s experience.

Sid Luft was married to Garland from 1952-1965, and has posthumously released a memoir called Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland. In the book, he describes how Judy Garland was sexually assaulted by many of the munchkin actors.

“They would make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress … The men were 40 or more years old,” he wrote. “They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small.”

Garland was not silent about her dislike of these actors, who in 1969 she described as “little drunks.”

“They got smashed every night, and they picked them up in butterfly nets,” she said in an interview.

The allegations really can’t be confirmed or denied at this point, with everyone involved having since passed away. However, there is always room for speculation.

Make Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites Part of Your Quick and Easy Breakfast Routine!

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With mornings getting busier and busier, it’s getting harder to find time to make a balanced breakfast. In less than 15 minutes, you will be set for the whole week!

With four simple ingredients you will have the perfect on the go breakfast, work snack or school lunch treat! Make sure to try these and take control of your mornings!

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Ingredients:

  • 5-6 cups Peanut Butter Whole Grain Cheerios (can also use plain Cheerios)
  • 1 cup crunchy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

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In a medium large bowl, pour the Peanut Butter Whole Grain Cheerios into the bowl.

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In a different medium size bowl, measure and scrape out the crunchy peanut butter and microwave for 40 seconds.

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Take out, stir and add the 1/2 cup honey and microwave for another 30 seconds.

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Add the vanilla and mix in until combined.

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Pour the peanut butter mixture over the Peanut Butter Cheerios and mix together with a spoon until all the cereal pieces are coated.

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Spoon out bite sized spoonfuls and place on a sheet of greased aluminum foil.

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Let the bites sit and solidify for about 3 hours.

Deliciously Decadent Double Chocolate Donut Shake Will Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

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The only way to enjoy those day old donuts is in this chilly chocolaty treat. With 10 easy seconds in a blender and you are DONE!

Chocolate is one of everyone’s favorite treats, with donuts right behind. Why not combine both to make the ultimate over the top milkshake?!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 chocolate donuts or 6 donut holes
  • 3 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • Hot fudge for drizzling

Directions:

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Cut up donuts into bite size pieces.

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Take 1/2 the donut pieces and place in blender.

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To that add ice cream and milk.

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Mix on high until fully combined.

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Pour into 12-ounce glass and top with whipped cream. Drop a handful of chopped donut on top of the whipped cream. Drizzle with warm hot fudge.

Serve immediately. Makes two 12-ounce glasses.

This Popular Place To Store Your Spices Is Probably Ruining Them

Spices can make any meal extraordinary.

A dash of cumin, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a sprig of rosemary…all of them have the power to take a simple dish to the next level.

But have you ever noticed that over time, your spices start to lose their effectiveness? It starts to take more of a certain spice to get that amazing flavor you remember.

It’s probably because you’ve been storing your spices all wrong in your kitchen. But don’t worry…you’re not alone!

According to Julia Collin Davison, an executive food book editor and on-screen test cook, there are certain spots in your kitchen that can ruin your spices and make them lose their flavor over time.

For fresh herbs, they need to be stored in the fridge, “preferably with some moisture.” Wrapping your fresh herbs in damp paper towels inside plastic bags can keep them fresh for a couple weeks. Davison also says you can snip off the ends of the herbs and put them in a small glass with a little water in the bottom.

As for dry spices, the biggest mistake people make is storing them above the stove, says Davison. “It’s just a place that will ruin them,” she says. Over-the-stove spice racks might LOOK great, but dry spices need to stay dry. The humidity from being stored above the stove will end up spoiling those spices and taking away their flavor.

“The key is when you open the jar and you put your nose close the opening, and you can’t smell it? Those things are dead,” says Davison, “There’s no point putting it in your cooking.”

Store dry spices in a dry, room temperature spot that isn’t near the stove.

Are you guilty of storing your spices wrong? I know I am!

13 Crazy Knockoff Toys That Were Better Than The Real Thing

At least once during your childhood, you probably got a knockoff toy as a gift. Some well-meaning relative (let’s be honest, usually your grandparents) tried to buy what you asked for, but instead came home with some cheap, Taiwanese version of your favorite toy. While a lot of these toys were just as good, as a child it’s hard to appreciate getting a “Spader-Man” action figure.

But hindsight is 20/20, and now that I’m older I wish my parents had bought some of these outrageously silly toys.

Each one is clearly trying to copy a popular series, but as you can see there’s something lost in translation…

1. The Mighty Car

The iconic GMC Vandura driven by America’s favorite soldiers of fortune is a part of TV history. But, does it include a giant Mr. T, popping his head through the roof and swinging an axe around? We think not.

2. Super Robot Thomas The Train

Even as a child, Thomas the Tank Engine would put me to sleep. Unless you were the kind of kid who really loved trains, this show was like Ambien for toddlers. If the show were more like this toy, where Thomas and his friends combine to form a Voltron-style fighting robot, it probably would have held my attention.

3. Star Wars Episode I – Han Solo

Ah of course, what Star Wars fan could forget Han’s classic appearance alongside Darth Maul and C-3PO. We should probably just give this toy-maker credit for picking 3 characters from the same series.

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4. Mow Gwais and Phoebes

You have to hand it to the Mow Gwai, these toys manage to actually be a double knockoff, because they’re obviously modeled after Furby, but their name is a reference to the cuddly characters from gremlins. Meanwhile, the Phoebe toys don’t look anything like Lisa Kudrow. Somebody must have made a big mistake down at the factory!

5. Fighting Yank

This G.I. Joe ripoff is actually famous in its own right. It was made using the original molds for the Joe doll, until Hasbro sued the company. It only stopped being produced for a handful of years, before cropping back up in the 70s with a new hairdo as a disguise.

6. Amicable Herculeans

We have so many questions. As far as we can tell these toys aren’t teenage or mutant, and they’re probably not turtles because it just seems like they’re wearing helmets. As for ninjas, they look more like they’re taking kids’ karate classes based on their outfits.

7. Alien-Man

In case you needed an uplifting message to get through the day, this toy has you covered. The figure on the packaging is Bolaji Badejo, the 7-foot-tall actor from the original Alien movie. Just don’t ask us what the flesh-colored toy next to him is supposed to be.

8. Spook Chasers

When Pacman ghosts are invading your city, who’re you going to call? You might as well phone the police, because it seems like the Spook Chasers are only equipped with long sticks to herd the “spooks” around with.

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9. Robert Cop

Since he was first spotted by eagle-eyed fans years ago, Robert Cop (no relation to Robocop) has become a minor celebrity of his own. Fans have even produced t-shirts honoring the figure. What is it about Robert Cop that drives fans wild? Maybe it’s how he’s so approachable. After all, he lets everyone call him by his first name!

10. Star Knight

We don’t know why, exactly, Darth Vader would need to ride around on a motorcycle. Or why, for that matter, the bike would say “police.” We’re not even sure what that bike’s “mystery bump-n-go action” means. All we know is that Star Knight is incredible, and we hope he has a cameo in The Last Jedi.

11. Knight Rider Becames Robert

Another Robert? This toy combines 2 of the coolest TV shows of the 1980s: Knight Rider and Transformers. That bizarre combo actual makes some sense, excepts for the glaring rainbow color-scheme.

12. Spader-Man

I don’t remember exactly when character actor James Spader took over as New York’s favorite web-slinger, but he did a pretty bad job of hiding his identity. At least he was more exciting than the Outdoor Heroes line, which featured Spider-Man fishing in a Tom Sawyer get-up.

13. Titanic Bot

This is the ending James Cameron originally had in mind – the ship transforming into a giant killer robot – but he would have gone over-budget, so the movie had to be reworked. Okay, not really, but I wish!

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Demi Moore Reveals She’s Missing Her Two Front Teeth, So How Did It Happen?

Considered to be one of the most beautiful people on the planet, Demi Moore has been making headlines recently.

She has a new movie coming out, she let the world in on her doll collection, and now she’s showing the world that part of her beauty is fabricated…specifically part of her mouth.

That’s right, Demi Moore revealed she has lost BOTH of her front teeth and thanks ‘modern dentistry’ for all the work they’ve done.

So how did this movie star lose her two front teeth?

Moore appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon when the host brought up a picture she had sent in.

“You sent us a photo and it’s the most insane thing I’ve ever seen,” Fallon said. “How did this happen?” He held up a picture of Moore with one of her teeth totally missing.

Click through to see what picture Demi Moore sent in to Jimmy Fallon!

“I sheared off my front teeth. I’d love to say it was skateboarding or something really kind of cool,” said Moore. “But I think it’s something that’s important to share because I think it’s literally, probably after heart disease, one of the biggest killers in in America, which is stress. Stress sheared off my front tooth. But, in an effort to get ready for you, I wanted to make sure my teeth were in.”

Moore even admitted that she ‘literally knocked her front tooth’ out recently.

“It was almost like it fell out and my warranty was up. I swear!” she said. “Thank God for modern dentistry. All of you who go out and practice modern dentistry — thank God!”

But Moore isn’t shying away from her toothless smile. In fact, she says her kids love it!

“They love seeing me without my teeth,” said Moore. “Because they think it makes me look more vulnerable and more human.”