Everyone knows that animals are capable of receiving love and affection, and that there are countless stories of them being rescued from shelters or dire situations by compassionate humans. But in these cases, we’re highlighting the fact that they’re also capable of returning the favor by showing bravery and rescuing humans in extraordinary ways.
They’re modest. They act without craving recognition or awards and they just return to their normal everyday activities as soon as the feat is accomplished — eating, rolling around in the dirt, and just generally enjoying life.
You can tell people that you don’t drink coffee or that you club baby seals and the reaction will most often be the same — one of horrific disbelief. But, it’s true (about the coffee, not the seals). Not everyone enjoys the java jolt or taste of pressed bean water. However, on average, Americans spend almost $1,100 per year on coffee.
And you just know that they’re not drinking every drop of it.
Whether you run out of time before work to finish the pot that you brewed or simply forgot that mug of joe left on the counter, all that wasted coffee adds up. But you don’t have to feel guilty. Instead of pouring that precious leftover coffee down the drain, you can use it in your cooking, around your house, and in the garden.
A clinical trial in Illinois found that caffeine, which reduces the swelling of blood vessels, can reduce both the intensity and frequency of headaches. Subjects in one group were given caffeine alone, and 58% reported complete relief. Subjects in the other group were given caffeine in combination with ibuprofen, and 70% saw symptoms disappear.
Even if you don’t already drink coffee, those statistics are enough to make you want to start.
No matter how hard humans may try, they will never be able to match the beauty, mystery, and wonder that nature can provide. These 25 flowers prove that looks can be deceiving. Some are full of beauty but also poisonous, while others don’t look like flowers at all.
A monkey? An alien? You never know what you will find…
Bird of Paradise
Also known as the crane flower, this gem is the official flower of Los Angeles, which is odd, seeing as I thought it was the rose given out on The Bachelor. The Bird of Paradise is native to South Africa but common in floral arrangements, and is the go-to flower for ninth anniversary celebrations.
Not that you need a valid reason to stuff your face with grilled cheese sandwiches, but in case you do, April is officially National Grilled Cheese Month. And if you want to get specific, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day.
This classic sandwich is just that — a classic — but it can also get a little bit boring after a while. Well, it’s time to elevate your grilled cheese game to new heights with these “grown up” versions of that childhood staple.
Flaming Cheetos? Spinach Artichoke Dip? Banana Bread? You’ll never go back to boring again.
Flaming Cheetos Grilled Cheese
Yes, you read that right. Bread, gouda, Cheetos, arugula, butter, and love. Lots and lots of love.
It’s often been said that if some is good, more is better. That’s a credo that many restaurants around the world take to heart when they offer up their signature dish in massive amounts that no one could (or should) possibly eat and then challenge people to eat it for various forms of reward.
What are these great rewards for eating 80 ounces of meat or nine pounds of breakfast food? Usually a free T-shirt, a picture on a Wall of Fame (or shame), a gift certificate to eat more food and days of regret to follow.
But if you’re thinking of taking on a culinary challenge, strap on the feed bag and check out these 20 insane meals that few have been able to conquer.
The “Eighth Wonder” Burger
This is literally the biggest burger in the world. At the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ, they allow teams of no more than 10 people an hour to eat a burger that is 105 pounds, 28 inches in diameter, and 11.5 inches tall. I’ll do the math for you — that’s about 10.5 pounds of food per person. A cash prize of $5,000 is awarded to teams that accomplish the feat, but so far no one has defeated this challenge.
What do Justin Bieber’s hair, Captain Kirk’s kidney stone, and a famous author’s toilet all have in common? Inexplicably enough, they’ve all been auctioned off on eBay for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
This proves that some people will do anything to get closer to their favorite celebrities, and also that some people have way too much money on their hands.
Scarlett Johansson’s Tissue
While most of us would pay someone to throw away gross tissues that we find, someone actually paid $5,300 for one that Scarlett Johansson blew her perfect little nose into on The Tonight Show. She put the snot-laden tissue in a bag, signed it and, making the best out of a drippy situation, donated the money to USA Harvest, the charity of her choice.
Depending on where you live, it’s been a horribly brutal winter and summer can’t arrive quickly enough for most people. But even if you never had to pick up a shovel, it can’t hurt to fantasize about lazing beside a pool without a care in the world. What could possibly be better than that? Lazing beside one of the 20 most beautiful pools in the world, that’s what!
Yes, they’re insanely expensive. Yes, they’re extravagant beyond belief. But through the magic of the Internet, we can all pretend that we’re there.
So put on your flip-flops, suspend your reality, and jump into the water (no diving, please.)
On Saint Lucia Island in the Caribbean, this secluded resort has infinity pools for each suite. Yes, each room has its own pool, so don’t worry about swimming through someone else’s warm patch. All pools feature shallow water lounging areas and large swimming area, and have been surfaced in one-of-a-kind glass tiles in its own individually designed glass tile color scheme which is then carried on into the individual bathrooms. As if that wasn’t enough, they’re also equipped with fiber optics to illuminate them at night.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of bats? Maybe vampires or creepy beady-eyed things that fly around at night but, if that’s the case, you would be mistaken. They’re actually rather adorable.
The ancient cave men made due with a simple open flame, rocks, and sticks when it came to cooking up something to eat. Today we have hot dog rollers, condiment guns, and Star Wars Light Saber BBQ Tongs.
Are these grilling accessories necessary? Of course not. In fact, while some are really useful, you don’t need most of them. But are they ridiculous and a little bit fun? As these 25 grilling accessories prove, yes, of course they are.
Motorized Grill Brush with Steam Cleaning Power
This begs the question, “What in the world are you grilling that it requires a motorized steam cleaning brush that runs on 4 C batteries?”
Now,I understand that it can be a pain to clean a grill, but this seems either extreme or extremely convenient for lazy people. I’m still torn on which.
We know that people love their pets, and rightfully so. They’re loyal, they’re kind, and they won’t tag you in random pictures on Facebook. But sometimes that love gets taken a little bit too far and veers over into the realm of a little bit crazy.
We’re not talking about just clothes — we’ve all seen those around — but rather things like fake testicles, perfume, and sex toys for dogs that prove people have too much time and money on their hands.
Don’t believe me? Check out these 30 certifiably insane products.
The Pet High Chair
They claim that “By providing an alternative to sitting on your lap, running disruptively underfoot, or outright banishment, the chair assuages a pet (and its owner’s) frustration, and promotes more refined behavior.” Or you could just let your pet be a pet for the 20 minutes that you’re eating.
Most people know Sriracha as a spicy condiment made from distilled vinegar, sun-ripened chili peppers, garlic, salt, and sugar that boasts a heat rating of 2,000 Scoville units, making it less than half as hot as a jalapeño pepper but still 100 percent delicious.
And for the record, Sriracha is the sauce, but Huy Fong is the brand name and anything else is just an imitation.
The cult following the sauce has gained over the past several years has helped build an entire industry around the stuff. Don’t believe me? Check out these 30 spicy products.
Have you ever thought, “I would love to show my Sriracha love on all 10 of my fingers without smothering them in the sauce for all the world to see?” If so, please seek counseling, but then get yourself some nail decals.