Toddler naps with his 2-month-old puppy every day [15 pictures]

November 18, 2013 | 131 comments

Earlier this month, blogger Jessica Shyba and her family adopted an adorable 7-week-old mutt. They named him Theo. On his third day as part of their family, Theo joined Jessica and her toddler son Beau for afternoon snuggle time. Beau fell asleep and then so did Theo…

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The next day, he joined in the naptime ritual again. “And so began,” Shyba says, “the most organic and beautiful friendship I have ever witnessed.” Since then, every day Theo waits for Beau to fall asleep and then joins him for his two-hour snooze.

Of course, mama can hardly contain herself and is posting pictures of the cuteness on Instagram. And for that, we can all be grateful…

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Realistically colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real [36 pictures]

November 6, 2013 | 328 comments

Over the last couple years, an increasingly popular trend online has been to create and share colorized photos from history. Artists such as Jordan LloydDana Keller and Sanna Dullaway take intriguing old black-and-white photos and bring them to life with color as if they’d been taken only yesterday.

Here are some examples…

Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife, circa 1939

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Testing the Hydrogen Bomb

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Little boy’s hilarious conversation with himself while sitting on the toilet

October 10, 2013 | 111 comments

A 3-year-old ponders the consequences of his dietary decisions while going to the bathroom…

(via Reddit)

Performing Shakespeare’s plays with their original English accent

September 5, 2013 | 110 comments

In this short documentary, linguist David Crystal and his son, actor Ben Crystal look at the differences between English pronunciation now and how it was spoken 400 years ago. They answer the most basic question you probably have right now — How do you know what it sounded like back then? — and they discuss the value of performing Shakespeare’s plays in the original accent…

(via b3ta)

Illustrator draws faces, lets 4-year-old draw bodies, ends up with adorably weird art [14 pics]

September 3, 2013 | 150 comments

When artist Mica Angela Hendricks got a new sketch book a while back, her 4-year-old daughter was insistent upon being able to try it out herself. Hendricks tried to say no, but her daughter used a phrase on her mom that she must have heard a few times herself…

If you can’t share, we might have to take it away…

Well, that did the trick and Hendricks her little girl finish one of the characters she’d started in the new sketchbook. This turned out to be an accidental stroke of genius.

Hendricks now regularly draws faces for her daughter to finish. After the younger artist completes her confident pen strokes, the older then fills them in with color and and their collaborative work is done.

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Widower submits a song about his wife of 73 years to a songwriting contest

August 26, 2013 | 278 comments

When 96-year-old Fred saw a songwriting contest advertised in the paper he couldn’t help but write one for his wife who’d passed away only a month earlier. They had been together since the 30′s.

Unable to play an instrument or sing, Fred simply mailed in his lyrics. The studio holding the contest saw his song and read his story in the letter he attached and decided to record it for him.

Whether you like the final outcome or not, this is a beautiful story…

(Have some tissues nearby and don’t watch this when you’re with people you don’t want to cry around.)

Dolly Parton’s original recording of “Jolene” slowed down by 25% is surprisingly awesome

August 16, 2013 | 152 comments

“Jolene” has been covered numerous times, but despite how it sounds, this is not a cover by a pretty-sounding dude. It’s a 45 rpm record of Dolly singing that has been slowed to 33 rpm…

Here’s the original for reference.

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People on Facebook who think The Onion reports actual news [15 pictures]

August 13, 2013 | 11 comments

The site Literally Unbelievable collects and shares screen-caps of Facebook interactions where people post links to The Onion, thinking it’s real. Or sometimes people post links knowing The Onion is just supposed to be funny, but their commenters think it’s real.

Here are some of the best…

National Anthem Dance

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Weight-loss before-and-after, transformation photos taken only an hour apart

July 25, 2013 | 12 comments

Over at the Huffington Post, personal trainer Andrew Dixon has a post warning that many trendy, quick-fix diets and exercise programs are just tricky marketing gimmicks. To prove his point, he showed how he could take the kind of picture that would be considered a “before” picture and then, after a few strategic changes, take another photo that would easily pass as an “after” picture…

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