25 Incredibly Inappropriate Kids Books That You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

Apr 4, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Reading is awesome. So much so, in fact, that you are doing it right now. And the best way to instill a love of the written word into the young and moldable minds of youth is to offer the joy of books to them at an early age.

While that sounds good in theory, it can take a slightly disturbing turn when the books either intentionally or unintentionally convey a message that might be “questionable.” Sometimes it’s the name, sometimes it’s the cover, and sometimes it’s just weirdly inexplicable creepy feeling.

Some of these writers may have had good intentions, but a lot of these books take a really strange approach to teaching children how to deal with adult-themed dilemmas.

Don’t believe me? Check out 25 of the most questionable kids books ever.

If a Peacock Finds a Pot Leaf

Well, I guess that’s one way to explain why he sees so many pretty colors.

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Image: Amazon

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These 25 Ridiculous Childrens Books Are the Definition of Inappropriate

Mar 15, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

The Very First Covers of 30 Famous Magazines

Mar 11, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Did you know that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s baby was on the first cover of TV Guide? Or that Marilyn Monroe graced the first cover of Playboy? (It’s probably a good thing they didn’t get those two mixed up.)

At any rate, magazines have come a long way — along with their covers. We’ve rounded up 30 of the most popular magazines to show you what they looked like at the very beginning…

Playboy, 1953

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20 Disney Movies That Are Based on Bizarre and R-rated Stories

Feb 11, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

Have you ever wondered how Disney came up with such wonderful stories? Even their oldest films still resonate with children and adults to this day.

For the most part, Disney stories are adaptations of classic fairy tales and novels from decades and sometimes centuries ago. And many of these, as it turns out, are actually horrifying, depressing, and just plain weird.

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The Fox and The Hound

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Copper and Tod, a hound and a fox, grow up living right next to each other. The unlikely pair struggle to preserve their friendship, despite their emerging instincts and the surrounding peer pressure demanding them to be enemies, but they remain best friends forever.

Let’s just rip off the bandaid, and jump right in with what may be the most distressing thing you read today.

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21 Weird Questions Real People Asked Librarians Back Before Google Was a Thing

Dec 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

It wasn’t that long ago when a person who was curious about something either had to forget about it and move on or actually do some research. And sometimes this research involved  — horror of horrors — asking another human being about the topic at hand. There was no option to quietly and privately inquire of Google.

The closest approximation to the magic of the internet was to call the public library and ask your question to the local librarian. And while they wouldn’t ordinarily laugh at you outright, they were still sometimes secretly amused. And occasionally they’d write down your question for posterity’s sake. (That is, so that your posterity could laugh at you.)

That’s what librarians at the New York Public Library did, anyway. And now they are sharing many of the questions they received from the 1940′s and onward.

Here are some of the best.

How long do abandoned women live?

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What is the U.S. population…of neurotic people?

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Famous Authors…and the Dogs Who Look Like Them

Dec 11, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Photographer Dan Bannino has been juxtaposing classic authors with their canine doppelgängers in a series he calls Poetic Dogs. The resemblances are at least amusing and occasionally uncanny…

Oscar Wilde

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Charles Bukowski

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But Bannino’s project isn’t just cool photos of funny dogs—his inspiration comes from his beloved dog Rothko, who he rescued from a shelter over a year ago.

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