Map shows every state and country that is within a Texas-length distance of Texas

April 4, 2014 | No comments

Texas is 790 miles long. The red on this map represents the area that is within 790 miles of Texas. That is to say, if you are within this red zone, you are closer to somewhere in Texas than other parts of Texas are…

Map Showing a Texas-width Distance from Texas1

(via Reddit)

Some people find gay and interracial couples disturbing. Here’s Honey Maid’s response…

April 4, 2014 | 6 comments

Last month, Honey Maid released an ad positively featuring gay and interracial couples…

Afterward they were of course flooded with negative comments online…but not only negative comments. In response to the public’s reaction to their ad, they created this…

Those baseball park proposals aren’t free… Here’s the cost to propose at every MLB stadium

April 3, 2014 | No comments

Anyone can buy tickets to a baseball game and propose to their significant other, but if you want to take it to the next level — a jumbotron appearance or perhaps a commemorative DVD — you’ll have to pay up.

Molly Fitzpatrick undertook the task of calling every Major League Baseball team to see what it would cost to put on a big proposal. From $38.50 to get a message on the board at PNC Park in Pittsburgh to $2,500 to have the proposal featured live on the video board at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, proposals can set a couple back about as much as the cost of the wedding rings.

If a big game proposal isn’t your thing, you’ll be happy to know that five ballparks don’t allow the romantic spectacle at all…

Baseball Stadium Proposal Cost

To see a more detailed summary on each baseball club’s offerings, check out Fitzpatrick’s post over at Swimmingly.

A tour of accents across the British Isles performed in a single, unedited take

April 3, 2014 | 11 comments

Professional accent and dialect coach Andrew Jack seamlessly switches between the various accents that are scattered across the UK, demonstrating the subtle distinctions between different varieties of English…

(via Reddit)

L.A. cop pulls over drivers who did nothing wrong…and they don’t even get mad

April 3, 2014 | 1 comment

Getting pulled over by the police is rarely a pleasant experience, but in this case, each person being pulled over by this Los Angeles officer ends up happy about it.

The looks on their faces when they get stopped — and then when they’re told why — are priceless…

(via VVV)

Figure out how much of your life you’ve spent watching TV

April 3, 2014 | No comments

If you can remember the shows you’ve watched, this site will calculate how much time you’ve spent in front of the television….

TV Time - 1

TV Time - 2

Of course, you won’t be able to remember everything you’ve seen, but just enter the shows that come to mind first, and you’ll be able to get a pretty good idea of the number of weeks and months you’ve given to the TV screen.

We’ll each have to decide for ourselves whether that was wasted time or not…

Terminally ill dad gets to walk his 11-year-old girl down the aisle [photos & video]

April 2, 2014 | 4 comments

11-year-old Josie Zetz got home from school on her birthday last month to find a huge surprise — a wedding dress in her size, hair stylist, makeup artist, and dozens of her friends and family there to watch her father walk her down the aisle…

Metz Wedding 4

Of course, Josie wasn’t actually getting married. The pastor officiating the ceremony simply pronounced them father and daughter. But Josie’s dad, Jim, won’t be at her real wedding because he has a terminal diagnosis of stage 4 cancer.

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Pop star Lorde posts her face edited and non-edited from the same show

April 2, 2014 | No comments

After a recent show, Lorde saw a picture of herself online that made her skin look “perfect”…

Lorde with and without Photoshop

Without criticizing the editing, she posted a non-Photoshopped version also that had been taken only moments apart from the edited photo. Her simple commentary: “Remember flaws are ok.”

Lorde with and without Photoshop - Version 2

(via Petapixel)

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