This Is Lucas, The Cutest Spider You Will Ever See In Your Life

We may have many different fears in life but sometimes, those fears can become controlling. In fact, fear can sometimes become so controlling that they are referred to as a phobia. These are actually relatively common and people are afraid of almost anything you can possibly imagine. One of the more common phobias, however, is a fear of spiders. That phobia is known as arachnophobia.

For individuals who suffer from arachnophobia, the thought of being near a spider is just too much to manage. In fact, many of them can’t even stand a look at pictures of spiders on the Internet! Once you see these pictures of Lucas, however, you may just have to change your mind about spiders once and for all. After all, Lucas is the most adorable spider you will ever see.

This short little film was put together by a man named Joshua Slice and the short animation uses his nephew Lucas to do the voice. It is a little bit unusual but when you see it, you can’t help but be captivated by exactly how cute the little spider is. In fact, it may even have a future with Disney Pixar.

“This is an animation test of a character I’ve been working on,” Slice writes. “I’m responsible for the design, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, and rendering.” You really owe it to yourself to have a look and you will see just how adorable spider can be.

The Internet went head over heels for Lucas. Here are some of the comments.

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It’s Official: Elf Is The Best Family Christmas Film EVER

It doesn’t matter who we are, when it comes to Christmas time, many of us are going to have a specific movie in mind. In fact, it probably isn’t Christmas until you watch that movie at least a dozen times. For some, it is one of the older animated movies and for others, it could even be The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. As it turns out, there is a relative newcomer to the scene and it is officially the best Christmas movie of all time.

If you have been looking for a great Christmas movie to watch, either on your own or with the children, there is one that should definitely be at the top of the list. It is not only a great Christmas movie, it has been voted as the best family Christmas film of all time. There you have it, the debate is over and although you may watch a number of different Christmas films this year, there is one that should not be skipped.

Of course, I’m talking about Elf, a movie that starred Will Ferrell. It came out in 2003 and it was quickly followed up by a number of other Christmas films that were also fantastic in their own right. Even though it is at the top of the list, you may also want to consider some of the other films for your family.

Elf was at the top of the list but according to Ranker, the nightmare before Christmas was coming in at a close second. A Tim Allen movie, the Santa Clause came in third place, followed by A Christmas Carol and Deck the Halls.

Perhaps you are thinking of some other Christmas movies that should have made the list, but consider the fact that movies such as Bad Santa and Die Hard are not exactly family-friendly when it comes to the kiddies. One thing that does surprise us, however, is that Love Actually and Home Alone are not even mentioned.

So the wait is over, Elf has been given the top position on the list.

Elf stars Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel and James Caan. It follows the story of Buddy, an elf who works for Santa but leaves the North Pole to find his biological father.


The movie had a $33 million budget but it made six times that much money at the box office. Even Rotten Tomatoes, which is not typically quick to give out good ratings, gave an 84 to Elf. They even provided additional kudos, saying: “A movie full of Yuletide cheer, Elf is a spirited, good-natured family comedy, and it benefits greatly from Will Ferrell’s funny and charming performance as one of Santa’s biggest helpers.”

Last year, people were outraged when Elf was not being played on any British television stations on Christmas day.

One twitter user even said that it wasn’t Christmas without elf and another said “Could 2016 really get any worse?”

Unfortunately, 2016 did get much worse. Even though that tweet was posted on December 19, 2016 went on to lose Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and George Michael.

Hopefully it was a lesson learned and this year, people will be able to watch Elf in all its glory.

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A Japanese Company Just Gave Non-Smokers 6 Extra Vacation Days

It really doesn’t matter who we are, we likely realize that smoking is not a habit that we should keep. As a matter of fact, it is responsible for more preventable deaths than any other habit, yet millions of people continue to smoke on a regular basis. It is something that has an effect on our health but it can also affect our productivity as well. Some companies are beginning to stand up and take notice.

This is an example that comes from Japan and one creative company has taken a stand on what really is taking people by surprise. The company is based in Tokyo and it is Piala inc. In order to reward people for not smoking, they are providing those non-smokers with 6 extra vacation days on an annual basis. This policy was introduced in September and it is founded in something that is really interesting. Considering the fact that smoking breaks take about 15 minutes each, those non-smokers are actually earning that time.

One of our non-smoking staff put a message in the company suggestion box earlier in the year saying that smoking breaks were causing problems,” Hirotaka Matsushima, a spokesman for the company, told The Telegraph. “Our CEO saw the comment and agreed, so we are giving nonsmokers some extra time off to compensate.”

The company is located on the 29th floor of the building so if somebody wants a cigarette, it takes them 15 minutes to head to the basement to have one.

Out of the 120 employees of the company, at least 30 of them have already used some of the extra time since those changes have taken place. Interestingly enough, 4 people who work for the company have quit smoking since that time.

According to the World Health Organization, 18.2 of adults in Japan smoke cigarettes. It is an interesting concept but not one that everybody agrees with.

The Piala Inc. office is on the 29th floor, so anyone wanting a cigarette has to go to the basement, taking around 15 minutes for each trip

“One of our non-smoking staff put a message in the company suggestion box earlier in the year saying that smoking breaks were causing problems”

“Our CEO saw the comment and agreed, so we are giving nonsmokers some extra time off to compensate”

“I hope to encourage employees to quit smoking through incentives rather than penalties or coercion” Piala Inc. CEO Takao Asuka said

At least 30 of the company’s 120 employees have already taken advantage of the perk and taken extra time off since the changes have been made

The scheme has also encouraged at least four people to kick the habit

Some people agree non-smoking employees should get more paid leave

Others think it’s unfair to those who smoke

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Man Passes Out At Stag Party And Wakes Up With A Sunglasses Tattoo

There is nothing quite like going to a stag party and perhaps there are many men out there who have appreciated one of these reckless evenings. The unfortunate part about going to a stag party, however, is the fact that eventually we are going to wake up in the morning and we often have to deal with the after-effects. In some cases, those effects may last for a few hours but at other times, they could last for a lifetime.

When this man from South Wales woke up after a night of carousing at a stag party, he had more than what he bargained for. More than likely, he had a hangover but that soon disappeared very quickly when he realized that he had a pair of sunglasses tattooed on his face. That’s right, the tattoo was a surprise and it was something that likely shocked him when he looked in the mirror.

I don’t know about you, but I would have a difficult time dealing with this type of trauma. It is bad enough when you wake up from a night out on the town and have to wonder exactly what you did the night before. This man didn’t have any doubt in his mind, although he likely had a few questions about how the tattoo got there.

Since the time that he had this tattoo, he has spent two years going through laser treatment to have it removed.

“I had no memory of getting the tattoo because I had gone out celebrating and it happened when I was drunk,” said this unnamed man.

“Waking up the morning after, I thought someone had used a permanent marker on my face. When I first came home, obviously I was subject to a lot of stares, but I kind of got used to the tattoo and decided not to get rid of it.”

The tattoo apparently was the result of a dare that occurred when he was inebriated. The brand name of the glasses are Ray-Ban. At first, he thought that he would keep the tattoo but when he got mocked at a pub, he decided to get rid of them.

“The next morning I really started to think about what my family and friends thought,” he said. “I didn’t want them to be embarrassed when they were out with me, so I decided there and then I was going to get it removed.”

Since that night, he has been regularly visiting a beauty clinic in his local area to undergo tattoo removal. Although the owner may have seen other tattoo mistakes, she said this one was the worst.

With six treatments, much of the tattoo was removed but there are still some turquoise markings in the area of the eyes. Eventually, they may clear up.

“All I can say is that the whole process was amazing,” the man said. “There is no scarring, and when friends who haven’t seen me for months come over, they always notice something is different.

“When they realise the tattoo is gone, they are shocked about how well the treatment has worked.”

Going out for a night on the town is one thing but perhaps this guy should buy a pair of sunglasses.

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The Results Are In: Fairytale Of New York Is The Best Christmas Song Of All Time

There are many things that we may appreciate about Christmas but there is something that all of us think about when it comes to the holidays. Of course, I’m talking about music and it doesn’t matter if you are listening to it at home on your headset or if you are hearing it on the radio, it is something that is both nostalgic and, at times, a little irritating.

Even though many people enjoy Christmas, the stores really overdo it when it comes to playing the music. It really begins sometime in October and we start hearing the Christmas carols played at one store after another. It isn’t long before the radio chimes and before you know it, we are being bombarded with that music on an ongoing basis. It is really something that gets in your head.

It’s interesting that Christmas music seems to come back year after year and it is different than other types of music that may be here today gone tomorrow. Sometimes, Christmas song may be popular for decades and that is the case with Fairytale in New York, which has been voted as the most popular Christmas song of all time.

Of course, everybody is going to have an argument over their own favorite Christmas song but most people would agree that The Fairytale of New York is certainly something that is well deserving of praise. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the fact that it is quite popular.

Some of the groups that held the lead for many years have been knocked down by this popular song. They include Adele, Wham! and Mariah Carey. So why is that the people love the song so much? Perhaps because it is a little more down to earth than the other Christmas songs that seem to fill the airways.

According to Sam Sutton, a senior lecturer at the London College of music, “It’s the distinctly edgier offering from The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl that most appeals to our sensibilities.”

“Perhaps the rousing squabble between the two appeals to Brits because it’s somehow more real and closer to our actual experience of Christmas – a heady and sometimes tense mix of friends, family and booze.”

The song was released in 1987 and after going through a number of rewrites, it was launched into our lives and our hearts. Even though it was quite popular, it was still knocked out of the top slot by the Pet Shop Boys.

“Every night I used to have another bash at nailing the lyrics, but I knew they weren’t right,” says Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan to the Guardian. “It is by far the most complicated song that I have ever been involved in writing and performing. The beauty of it is that it sounds really simple.”

Even though Fairytale of New York didn’t get the top spot previously, it is now the top song played in the UK in the 21st century.

Regardless of your feelings on the song, it is a Christmas song that is going to be here for a very long time.

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30 Hilarious Tombstones Of People With A Timeless Sense Of Humor

Most of us would readily agree that there isn’t anything funny about dying but the fact of the matter is, there have been many funny people who have died. Some of them go to their grave kicking and screaming but others decide to give the world a little going away present. They do so on their tombstone and when they do it, they often do it in style.

A tombstone is a memorial for those who have died and it is something that is truly for the living. If you have ever spent time going through an old graveyard and looking at some of the tombstones, you will see that many of them have been etched in history and unfortunately, they may have been long forgotten. That isn’t the case with these tombstones and through these 30 brilliant monuments, you will see that humor is alive and living, even though those that it represents are not.

Humor is something that many of us appreciate and in the case of these tombstones, it is also something that is timeless. The epitaphs that are on the stones show that a sense of humor really lives forever. In fact, as you go down through these images, it might just spark a little something in you and you may be interested in leaving something to future generations that will help to put a smile on their face in a little place in the world that often is the source of such sadness.

1. Gay veteran

2. Please step aside

3. Imagine seeing this

4. Dream big

5. Life is funny

6. Interesting

7. In case you’ve ever wondered

8. A fudge recipe

9. How unusual

10. Parking at a premium

11. I miss this guy

12. At least he’s polite

13. Strongman

14. A final funny

15. Finally getting some sleep

16. It’s all about the wording

17. No one asked me

18. The cat lady

19. Now they know

20. Poetic

21. She loved the phone

22. Funny butt

23. Call it like you see it

24. They found her cookie recipe

25. Burger and fries

26. He had his own language

27. Aint that life

28. Interesting thought

29. Let ‘er rip

30. Whatever

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This AGT Ventriloquist Is Awesome But Wait Till You Hear Her Sing

Many people had never heard of Darci Lynne Farmer before but when she showed up on America’s Got Talent last season, she quickly became a name that was known worldwide. She has a rather interesting talent and it is one that you may not have ever considered possible before. Quite simply, she is a ventriloquist but she uses that talent in a way that is quite amazing.

Not only does Darci have the ability to speak with her mouth shut, she is able to sing. In fact, her ability to sing without opening her mouth far surpasses what most people are able to do with their mouth open. She was able to amaze the crowd but when she came out with Terry Fator on the show’s finable, it brought the house down. After all, what could be better than a singing duo performing “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)” and she never opened her mouth.

Recently, her talents were recognized in a rather interesting fashion because she is able to do quite a performance without every having a ventriloquist’s dummy in her hand. After all, her singing voice is amazing and she is more than happy to perform.

This performance took place in a rather interesting venue; Taft Stadium. Darci may only be 12 years old but this girl from Oklahoma is able to wow the crowds when she performs the National Anthem. Just wait until you hear it.

This performance just showed people how talented her singing is but she took it a step further by not having her sidekick with her. It just further showed just how talented this girl is.

During the AGT finale, Darci was able to rack up some 52 million votes and won the show (and the $1 million).

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The John Lewis’ Christmas Advert For Christmas Is Out And It Features The Monster Under The Bed

Most of us look forward to Christmas with keen anticipation. After all, there is something nice about all of the decorations, the music and the nostalgia of it all. There is also something else that we look forward to every year and that is the Christmas advert from John Lewis. In fact, it really isn’t Christmas for many of us until this ad hits the airways.

In 2017, John Lewis’ does an amazing job of having us pull out our hankies and it all revolves around the nightime adventures of a little boy named Joe. He is a 7 year old kid and in this two minute commercial, he is kept awake by a snoring monster under his bed named Moz. Many of us can probably relate because we may have also had our own monster when we were kids.

This ad is one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season and for many of us, it signals the time when we need to get busy with our Christmas duities. When you see the advert this year with the 7 foot monster named Moz, it will instantly put you in the Christmas spirit.

In this year’s celebrated advert, little Joe strikes up a friendship with a 7 foot monster named Moz. This is the monster under his bed and it really hits all the feels. It is now out and being shown.

The advert follows this young lad as he is fearful of Moz until the night that he hears a farting noise under his bed. After that, they strike up the greatest frienship but their nightime romps are just too much for Joe, who can’t keep awake during the day.

Joe even falls asleep at the goal post at school

After getting a present under the tree, Joe can make his imaginary friend disappear anytime he wants with the flick of a switch

This ad was filmed over 11 months in West London. Michel Gondry directed the clip, saying “When I told my ex-girlfriend I was doing the next John Lewis Christmas film she said ‘You have big shoes to fill, this John Lewis commercial must make people cry, don’t forget.’ Last week I showed it to her and she cried. Phew.”

Ethan and Tobias, who are identcal twins share the role of Joe and Moz from Sesame Street appears as the monster. They used 2 actors in the suit rather than CGI

This is going to bring about a frenzy of sales of cuddly toys, night lights that put stars on the ceiling and slippers.

Every year, we look forward to this commercial and the wait really paid off this year.

This just might be the best advert of all time. Christmas just got a little cuter.

As they say, all’s well that ends well and this advert will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling.

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Little Girl Thinks Bride Is A Princess But What The Bride Does Is Awesome

Many of us can remember the innocence of childhood and if we don’t remember our own, we certainly can live through the eyes of others. There’s something about that childhood innocence that really makes us long for years gone by and sometimes, we are given a glimpse into those moments that brings out all of our emotions. That is the case with this story.

If there’s one thing that children love, it is a storybook princess and many girls live for the day that they get the opportunity to meet one in person. As it turns out, the little girl in these pictures not only has the opportunity to meet her princess, but the “princess” played along so perfectly that it likely produced a memory that will last for the rest of her life.

It happened when Scott Robertson was taking pictures as he was about to get married. His bride-to-be was interrupted by what could be described as a photo bomber but it was in the cutest way possible. It was a little girl that just happened to be walking by with her mother and she saw the bride standing and having her picture taken. She thought that the bride was the Princess in her storybook and she is even standing there holding the book!

In the end, you end up with some of the cutest pictures that you will ever see in your life. Don’t believe me? Keep looking.

Little girl thought This Bride was the Princess from her favorite book

“The little girl thought my beautiful wife was the Princess from her favorite book (the one she’s holding),” Robertson wrote in the caption of one of the photos

And what did the bride do? She did what any brides should have done, she played along and gave the girl a flower from her bouquet. I don’t know about you, but she just became even more of a princess in my eyes.

Imagine the feeling of getting a real flower from a live storybook princess.

The little girl was then invited to take part in the photo shoot, because it was a princes-like thing to do.

So do you feel it? Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Quite obviously, these pictures went viral after they were posted on imager. After all, they make us remember the innocence that was a part of childhood and lets us know that there really is such a thing as princesses today.

We wish the couple many years of love and happiness in their marriage.

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P!nk Wants You to Throw Away Your Scale – Here’s Why

If there’s one thing that many of us struggle with on a regular basis, it’s fighting the numbers that we see on the scale. Sometimes we may try our best to diet and exercise but regardless of our efforts, they seem to be sabotaged before we ever get started. It seems as if it is a never-ending cycle, but somebody wants you to know that those numbers don’t mean what you think they mean.

On Saturday, Pink uploaded a selfie of herself in the gym and it has a caption that is taking many people by surprise and certainly is causing a lot of smiles. She wants women to stop obsessing over their weight because it is really only numbers on the scale. Rather than looking at it as the end-all when it comes to our health and weight loss efforts, it really is just a matter of realizing it is nothing more than BS.

Pink has worked hard to get back her figure after giving birth to her second child in December. Like us, she also has fitness goals but she realizes that it is not the numbers on the scale that really make a difference in your health. She has committed herself to getting in shape and perhaps you have made a commitment as well. If that is the case, simply take her advice and ignore the scale.

“Would you believe I’m 160 pounds and 5’3″? By ‘regular standards’ that makes me obese. I know I’m not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don’t feel obese. The only thing I’m feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies!”

Since Pink posted this picture, it has well over 230,000 likes and many comments from those who are in agreement with her anti-scale methods.

Sometimes, you just have to forget about the numbers and live your life happy!

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Daughter Gets Dress-Coded So Mom Invites The Principal To Go Shopping

There is a problem that many parents face on a regular basis and when spring is in the air, it just seems to get worse. The issue is with clothing and any parent can tell you that there are limited options available for young girls. Sometimes, it even gets worse and that is especially the case when there is a dress code that needs to be followed closely. As you are about to see, one mother has had enough.

Her name is Catherine Perlman and like many mothers, she was fed up with the instructions from school administrators as to what young girls should wear to school. It wasn’t just a matter of stating the rights and wrongs, in many cases, there is actually some body shaming that goes along with it. That is when Catherine decided to do something about it and she called out the principal to invite her to go shopping.

In essence, Catherine was stating that she felt her daughter was being punished because of her height. Admittedly, it can be difficult to be taller than your peers and for a girl, this presents some very specific problems when it comes to address code.

“Dear Middle School Principal: Thank you for sending a note home for the second day in a row to say my daughter was dressed inappropriately for school,” Pearlman opens her letter. “I’d like to offer an additional thank you for forcing her to change into large mesh shorts that have been worn by only god knows who and potentially never washed.”

She then asked for help in the funniest way.

“To reward you for treating my daughter with such concern, I am cordially inviting you to take my daughter shopping.

Here are the specifications you have to work with. I wish you loads of luck.

She is 5’7” and 13 years old. Built more like her father, she has exceptionally long legs and arms.

She doesn’t like anything pink or purple or frilly”

You see, her daughter was tall but she also had her own opinion as far as clothing was concerned. She doesn’t want anything with a logo because it “isn’t cool.” She does, however, love Green Day and superheroes.

Perlman wanted the principal to locate clothes that met the standards, including the “fingertip test.” In that test, the shorts have to be long enough so that the fingers touch fabric when the hands are held at the side.

“She has very long fingers which seems to make finding shorts that won’t get her sent to the principal’s office impossible (On the bright side the piano teacher says those fingers are an asset.),” Pearlman adds of her daughter.
And here’s the best part:

“P.S. I forgot to thank you for making it clear to my daughter that her body is somehow a distraction, either to herself or to the boys. I thought she might have missed the message earlier in the year when the gym teacher told her shecouldn’t wear yoga pants because the boys aren’t able to control themselves. I appreciate how hard you are working to drive the point home.”

Well said, mom

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A 10-Year-Old Girl With Cancer Opened Her Eyes And Said These 7 Touching Words

One of the most difficult things that any of us could face is watching a love one who is suffering with cancer. Sometimes, that cancer could last for years and through all of the treatments, we have to watch them getting weaker and weaker. It is something that we never want to face but at times, it faces us.

It is something that is especially devastating when it happens with a child. That was what Abby Furco went through and after being diagnosed with leukemia at only 4 years old, she began her journey through all of the treatments. In fact, as of the time that this little girl was only 10 years old, it became apparent that she only knew life with cancer.

The doctors weren’t able to hold out much hope for the family either. In fact, they estimated that she only had a 1 in 5 chance of surviving the cancer that just seemed to get worse. In the midst of it all, however, something happened that truly took all of the family by surprise. It was a moment that will always be etched in their memory. This is their story.

“We were devastated,” Abby’s mom, Patty Furco, said. “We were basically told that she was going to die, there was very little hope.”

Over the next 6 years, they tried their best to give Abby a great life, even though she was going through difficult times. Those problems included radiation and chemotherapy along with a bone marrow transplant. They even tried an experimental, trial drug.

“We kept her surrounded by love because we knew at any moment we could lose her,” Patty said. “There were moments we didn’t know if she’d pull through, she has so many infections that could have ended her life. All we could do was watch her fight and try to get better.”

It was in 2013 that some hope surfaced. For an entire year, she was off of the treatments and was able to live a life like a little girl should. She want to school, took up soccer and even became a girl scout.

That September, the cancer returned and the prognosis was even worse.

“As hard as that first diagnosis was, this one tested every ounce of our being,” Patty recalled. “She became completely immobile, any movement hurt her and she hardly spoke.”

Another bone marrow transplant was given in February 2015 but then another problem surfaced. It was only 15 days later that she was diagnosed with Graft-vs-host disease. Her new bone marrow was attacking her little body.

Kidney failure was not far behind and she ended up on dialysis in the intensive care unit. Her parents were told she would only survive 48 hours if she was not on dialysis.

It was time to say their goodbyes.

“Doctors told us it was time to let her go, she was only awake for like an hour each day,” Patty said. “We began preparing our other daughters for her death.”

Abby was put in hospice and her grandparents flew in for the final visit. They started to plan the funeral.

Then Abby woke up.

“She told us, ‘I have so much living to do,’” Patty recalled.

“We couldn’t believe it,” she added, “in a matter of days, weeks, months she started walking and getting stronger. It’s an absolute miracle.”

Doctors couldn’t do anything but agree. There was nothing that could explain her recovery.

“We helped her get home on hospice. But when we started backing off, taking away treatments so she wasn’t on so many meds, she started getting better all on her own,” said Abby’s doctor, pediatric hematologist and ontologist Jacob Wessler.

“She’s had ups and downs, but if she continues on this path, she is going to make us all look like fools!” he added. “She’s defied every single odd.”

Abby’s cancer is in remission and she receives steroids via IV twice daily. The doctors are still not certain about her prognosis but the family is holding out hope. They are taking life one day at a time and enjoying every moment with their little girl.

“We watched her die and come back to life,” Patty said. “Now we’re looking to the future.”

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One Simple Reason Why You Should Never Lie To A Smart Woman

When it comes to women, there is something that most men know and if they don’t know yet, they will figure it out at some point in their life. Women have something special and it is known as intuition and when a man is not forthcoming with a woman, that intuition can get him in a lot of trouble.

Of course, men may have intuition to a certain extent as well but when compared with a woman’s intuition, it rarely ever stands up to the test. The problem is, some men never quite really learn about this phenomena and even if they’ve had the opportunity to learn it a number of times in their life, they may still end up falling short of the mark.

That fact becomes obvious in the following story about a man who went on a vacation with his supervisor. Not only does it perfectly illustrate the fact that you should never come up against a clever woman, it does so in a way that will have you smacking your forehead.

One day, the husband called his wife, and asked:

“Honey I’ve been asked to go fishing in China with my boss for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get the promotion. So could you please pack enough clothes for a week, set out my rod & fishing box. We’re leaving from office & I’ll swing by the house to pick my things. Oh, and please pack my new blue silk pyjamas!”

His wife immediately noticed that something was not right with the lousy excuse her husband managed to invent for the next week, but she decided to be a good wife and do what she was asked to.

After a week, her husband returned home, and looked tired, but explained to her that he was happy that he has done a good job by attending the fishing party.

The woman wanted to know all in details, and asked about the boss, the weekend, the other colleagues, if they had caught fish, and so on. Her husband answered: “Yes, Lots of Salmon, Blue gill & a few Swordfish. But why didn’t you pack my blue silk pyjamas?”

The woman replied: “I did…..They’re in your fishing box”.

The Rice Harvest Is Over In Japan And The Farms Are Being Invaded By Giant Straw Animals

People celebrate for a wide variety of reasons but throughout the centuries, it has been the harvest time that really brought about the bulk of the celebration. In fact, this is something that still takes place in many parts of the world and that is the case in northern Japan. Rice season happens in September and October and it seems as if they are celebrating in a rather interesting way.

It all took place because of the Wara Art Festival, which just happened to be at the end of the rice harvest. When rice is harvested, there is a lot of straw left over so these artists found a rather innovative way to use the straw and to be creative in the process.

The Wara Art Festival has been a part of Niigata City since it began in 2008. At first, it started as a collaboration between the Musashino Art University and the tourism department within the city. At one time, the left over rice straw was utilized for a wide variety of reasons, including making tatami mats but today, those mats are more frequently made out of plastic or wood. The students worked diligently to fill the fields with enormous sculptures made out of bound rice straw and since they started a tradition, they have been doing it every year.

In the pictures below, you will see some of the best displays that took place in the most recent Festival. Not only are they awesome to see online, they may just make you plan a trip to Japan for the next Festival.














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A Clerk Makes A Biker Cry When She Says This About His Sick Daughter

When you’re a parent, you quickly realize exactly how difficult it can be to have a sick child. Regardless of whether they have a sniffle or if they have the flu, the only thing you really want to do is stay home with them, snuggle in and make them feel better. Unfortunately, the modern-day world doesn’t allow us to do that very often.

When we have a sick child, we probably will have to miss work and our boss does not always understand the situation. Staying at home with the child may be an option but it is frustrating, especially when we have to leave the home and our child behind. For one father, leaving the child behind was not an option so he had to gather her up, get her ready and take her to the store.

If you have ever taken a sick child to a store before, you already realize how much of a struggle it can be. For Maxwell T Auger, taking his sick baby to the store resulted in something that he never expected. In fact, it took him by surprise to the point that he shared his experience on Facebook.

“A few weeks ago, my daughter Chelsea was really sick. My wife had to work and Chelsea had a temperature and couldn’t keep anything down. I had to send the baby sitter home and miss work!

I called the pediatrician and was given a list of things I needed to keep my baby hydrated, etc.

She was doing okay, so I decided to make the trip up to Meijers to get the things we needed.

My daughter was doing great, she was being such a good girl, she wasn’t whining, screaming, or crying, just being a 19 month old lol. She was doing so good, I bought her a new stuffed animal she was holding onto the entire cart ride.

I go into the aisle where the baby food is and that’s when the party started! My daughter looked up at me, her eyes started to water (as I’m holding her), and she pukes ALL OVER ME and all over the aisle and the coat she was wearing.

Now, covered in vomit and a crying baby, I still have to get her pedialyte we needed, among other things, and I had a cart full of stuff we needed.

I’m pushing her towards the front of the store, holding her in one arm and and pushing the cart in the other. She starts puking again, ALL over me and the aisle. Instead of helping me, people were staring! A crowd starts to form (ARE YOU SERIOUS?!).

I see out of the corner of my eye what looked to be an employee. I said to her, with my voice trembling and tears welling up in my eyes, feeling helpless, ‘Ma’am can you please help me ring this stuff out? I have to get her home.’ Without a hesitation she said, ‘Yes sir, absolutely,’ and put her arms out to hold my kid covered in puke, so I can take my puke-covered coat off and Chelsea’s.

Then she said, ‘Follow me and we will get you out of here, I’ll take care of you.’

I felt like the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders!

Here is a lady who not only was willing to help, but she didn’t hesitate to hold my puke-covered, crying kid!

Chris K you ARE AN ANGEL! You helped me more than I can even begin to express in words. You were an angel to me and my daughter that day and I will NEVER forget what a complete blessing you were! You are an AWESOME human being, and I hope Meijer realizes that they have a ROCK STAR!”

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Would You Wear These Fried Chicken Pants?

When it comes to fashion trends, most of us are well aware of how quickly things tend to change. In fact, in more recent years, things have gotten so bizarre at times that we begin to wonder if they are actually a fashion trend or somebody’s idea of a practical joke. Fortunately, those types of trends do tend to pass quickly but they still provide a sense of amusement for those of us who happen to see them pass by.

More than likely, you will probably consider the possibility that you have seen everything when it comes to fashion trends. Regardless of whether it is transparent pants or something similar, they seem to come and go rather quickly. What you are about to see, however, is something that will likely also pass by quickly but you certainly don’t want to miss the trend while it is on its way up.

I don’t know if the person who designed these pants was not thinking about it or if they were just doing it to attract a little bit of attention, but they certainly have our attention. In fact, when you look at them, you will see why they are known as fried chicken pants by those who happen to be in the know. I’m all for fried chicken and I absolutely love it, but I’m not sure if I want to wear it.

Twitter user @k_kazu_magi has discovered the world’s most delicious looking pants.

“All I can think about when I look at these pants is KFC,” he tweeted in Japanese.

He totally has a point, although I can’t say that they’re the most flattering pants in the world.

Many followers jumped on board with Photoshop to prove a point

Doesn’t it look like a carrot?

It doesn’t matter what you think about these pants, I doubt that the world is ready to step into them.

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