Childhood is a time of wonder, a time of curiosity about the world around us…and a time when we ask questions without any verbal filter whatsoever.
Kids do, in fact, say the darndest things, as these real questions (found in an amazing thread on reddit) from real kids illustrate.
From funny to profound, silly to terribly sad, what these kids asked will make you laugh, make you reach for the tissues, and in some cases make you realize that — Hey, wait a minute! — you’d like to know the answers, too!
If there’s one thing most parents are good at, it’s finding ways to stay entertained using anything and everything around the house. That was the case for Lilly and Leon Orson, creators of Cardboard Box Office, a blog that began after they accumulated a lot of cardboard boxes (due to moving) and a baby (due to, well, you know how that stuff works).
With their social lives drastically altered, they wanted to find a way to make housebound weekends more fun, so they began building famous movie (and some television) scenes out of what they affectionately call their “favorite domestic junk.”
The costumes, props, and sets in Cardboard Box Office are created entirely out of everyday household items, toys, cardboard, and “three individuals slowly losing their sanity.”
Back in 2013, zookeepers in Taipei, Taiwan’s zoo introduced a baby panda (merely one month old) to her mother for the first time and if you expect the meeting to be pretty cute, you’re highly underestimating it.
The cub is kept in a separate cage because zookeepers are worried that her mother might kill (or even eat) her, so there are a precarious few seconds as Mama wraps her huge jaws around baby’s head, but then it’s smooth sailing as she lifts her up and proceeds to give her the biggest panda snuggles ever.
Eveline Poot’s dog Bella would always eat her food way too fast when she filled her bowl. She’s also super spunky, smart, and wants to play all the time. How can someone possibly even keep up with her?
That’s when Eveline had the brilliant idea to make a game that would not only keep Bella amused for a while, but would also dole out niblets of food at a much more reasonable pace.
It can be hard to find forever homes for unwanted pets, and sometimes rescue organizations have to get creative. But we’ve never seen anything like this…
The Japanese Wow Wow Dog Circus, which trains its canine performers to accomplish incredible feats, exclusively employs unwanted dogs found in shelters across Japan. And with their unlikely stars they’ve set Guinness World Records three times!
The Circus travels around Japan, visiting nursing homes and schools to both entertain and educate people about what it means to be a responsible pet owner.
And the best part? The dogs, who are adopted out from shelters, are lovingly cared for by the human employees of the circus for their whole lives…even after they retire from the circus.
So grab your tissues and witness what might be the cutest (and kindest!) circus you’ve ever experienced:
Brain freeze is the worst ever, am I right? All you want to do is enjoy your frozen treat at the breakneck pace of someone trying to devour the most delicious thing on the planet! Is it too much to ask that your brain can keep up with you?
Well, I guess it’s a little encouraging at least to find out that we humans aren’t the only creatures that must endure this dreaded affliction. As you’ll see, our feline friends can feel the pain too…