The Day the Penis Asked for a Raise

The Day the Penis Asked for a Raise

I, the penis, hereby request a raise in salary for the following reasons:

I do physical labour.

I work at great depths.

I plunge headfirst into everything I do.

I do not get weekends or public holidays off.

I work in a damp environment.

I work in a dark workplace that has poor ventilation.

I work in high temperatures.

My work exposes me to contagious diseases.

Sincerely,

P. Niss

 

The Response

 

Dear Penis:

After assessing your request, and considering the arguments you have raised, the administration rejects your request for the following reasons:

You do not work 8 hours straight.

You fall asleep after brief work periods.

You do not always follow the orders of the management team.  You do not stay in your designated area and are often seen visiting other locations.

You do not take initiative – you need to be pressured and stimulated in order to start working.

You leave the workplace rather messy at the end of your shift.

You don’t always observe necessary safety regulations, such as wearing the correct protective clothing.

You will retire well before you are 65.

You are unable to work double shifts.

You sometimes leave your designated work area before you have completed the assigned task.

And if that were not all, you have been seen constantly entering and exiting the workplace carrying two suspicious-looking round bags.

Sincerely,

V. GINA

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14 Things You Might Not Know About CHiPs

CHiPs was a popular television show back in the late 70’s that took a lighter approach to law enforcement.  Below you will find 14 things you probably did not know about the TV series and its stars.

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As counter-programming to the heavy police procedural dramas of the 1970s, NBC’s CHiPs—which premiered on September 15, 1977—took a lighter approach to law enforcement. Amenable California Highway Patrol officers Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Erik Estrada) and Jon Baker (Larry Wilcox) rarely encountered anything more serious than a freeway pileup; families enjoyed the low mortality rate, and the series developed into a solid merchandising and ratings success. In honor of the series’ 40th anniversary, cruise through 14 facts about co-star turmoil, off-screen accidents, and why your ChiPs toys had a tendency to turn toxic.

1. CAITLYN JENNER ONCE REPLACED ERIK ESTRADA.

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When Estrada left the series during the beginning of its fifth season over a salary dispute, producers hired Olympian Caitlyn (then Bruce) Jenner to replace him: the athlete, who was already working for NBC Sports as a commentator, also happened to be an experienced motorcyclist. When Estrada came to an agreement with MGM and returned to work, Jenner’s character slowly evaporated from the series, lasting just seven episodes in total.

2. ERIK ESTRADA AND LARRY WILCOX DID NOT GET ALONG.

Onscreen, co-stars Estrada and Wilcox had each other’s backs. Off-camera? Different story. When Wilcox got married in 1980, he told People magazine he made a point of not inviting Estrada and noted the two had argued ever since the show began. “I thought it was asinine to pick someone just for being photogenic,” he said of Estrada’s casting. “Erik and I are just totally different human beings, and I can’t get a good relationship going.” Describing it as an “ego problem,” Wilcox said Estrada was not his “best chum” and “never will be.”

3. THE COPS ALMOST NEVER DREW THEIR GUNS.

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For a cop show, CHiPs had a pretty conservative approach to ammunition. According to some fan tallies, a gun was drawn by police in just three out of 139 episodes—and never by Estrada or Wilcox. Estrada told ABC News that the show’s 8 p.m. family time slot contributed to the pacifistic approach. “It was about helping pedestrians, people in trouble, the young kids who are straying,” he said.

4. ESTRADA WAS BADLY HURT DOING A STUNT.

Unlike many of the actors working in primetime today, Estrada insisted on doing many of his own motorcycle stunts. While shooting a 1979 episode, the actor was critically injured after he lost control of his bike while cruising around for a scene. Braking abruptly, he flew into a parked car chest-first, the bike landing on top of him; he broke eight ribs, his sternum, his collarbone, and his wrist. When he returned to work, MGM gifted him with a $100,000 Rolls Royce Corniche. (Not to be outdone, Wilcox flipped his motorcycle the following year and suffered a concussion.)

5. WILCOX LEFT THE SHOW.

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With the tension between Wilcox and Estrada unresolved, Wilcox elected to leave the show just as it was beginning its sixth and final season. The character of Baker was replaced with Bobby “Hot Dog” Nelson (Tom Reilly), with the switch prompting a decline in ratings. Reilly made news in December of 1982 when United Press International reported he was arrested by actual motorcycle officers for suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs. Reilly pled innocent to the charges, his role was reduced, and the series was eventually canceled.

6. ESTRADA INSPIRED THE VILLAGE PEOPLE COP.

Though he didn’t get top billing in the show, Estrada’s blindingly-white smile and good looks quickly became a pop culture staple. According to TV Guide, Estrada’s appearance had some major influence over Victor Willis of the Village People: Willis took notice of his extra-tight patrol uniform and adopted it for his role as the “cop” in the musical group.

7. PONCH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ITALIAN.

The role of Frank Poncherello was originally Poncherelli; producers envisioned an Italian character. They changed their minds when Estrada auditioned, possibly out of abject fear: Estrada punched a door during the meeting, frustrated he had flubbed a line.

8. IT WAS ALMOST CANCELED IN ITS FIRST SEASON.

Critics and media observers were indelicate in describing CHiPs’s ratings performance during its first season in 1977 to 1978, describing it as “dreadful.” The show’s fortunes improved in season two, when NBC moved it from Thursdays to Saturdays and where it began winning its time slot.

9. THE TITLE FOR SYNDICATION MADE NO SENSE.

After completing five seasons, CHiPs was sold into syndication in the fall of 1982. To help avoid viewer confusion between reruns and new episodes, MGM re-titled it CHiPs Patrol. This was redundant, as “CHP” is an acronym for “California Highway Patrol,” making the complete series name California Highway Patrol Patrol.

10. THE TOYS WEREN’T BUILT TO LAST.

Mego toy company was quick to pounce on the popularity of the series, offering 8-inch action figures and vehicles. Their CHiPs products were said to have reused a lot of molds from other lines—Fonzie’s motorcycle, Klingon boots from Star Trek—but the real disappointment came when the Ponch and Jon figures sat on shelves for too long. Owing to Mego’s uneven quality control, the plastic used for the bodies seemed to react poorly with the plastic on the packaging, tinting their heads from flesh-colored to a sickly gray. Collectors call it “zombie disease” and it’s reputed to be potentially toxic.

11. WILCOX GOT BUSTED.

In 2010, media had a delightful time with the irony of Wilcox finding himself on the other side of the law: The actor was arrested and charged with securities fraud. According to the Sun-Sentinel, Wilcox had unwittingly solicited kickbacks to fund his mining business from an undercover FBI agent in 2009. To help avoid serious repercussions, Wilcox wore a wire for authorities to nab two others involved in the scheme. In 2011, a judge sentenced him to three years of probation.

12. A REUNION MOVIE HAPPENED IN 1998.

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CHiPs ’99 picked up the adventures of our asphalt-hugging heroes more than 15 years after the series went off the air. Wilcox returned to join Estrada in combating an automobile hijacking ring, with a subplot involving a dog obstinately pooping in Jon’s yard. The movie aired on TNT in October 1998; by all accounts, the co-stars got along this time. (Then again, the project took just 17 days to shoot.)

13. IT GOT A BIG-SCREEN REBOOT IN EARLY 2017.

Warner Bros. was betting big on nostalgia for the series when the studio enlisted Dax Shepard to write, direct and co-star in a relatively straight-faced adaptation. Previously, Wilmer Valderrama (That ‘70s Show) had allegedly earned an informal commitment to play Ponch after showing up to a studio meeting in a California motorcycle cop uniform and saying, “Funny, right?” But Michael Peña ended up playing the role.

14. ESTRADA BECAME A REAL COP.

Estrada had been quoted as saying his original intention was to become a police officer before he got into acting. That didn’t quite work out, but he eventually got his chance. In 2006, Estrada became a reserve officer for Muncie, Indiana’s police force. Originally deputized for a reality series, he returned in 2008 to work a night patrol shift. He currently works for the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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17 Pun Dog Puns That Will Brighten Your Day!

I’m hoping these funny pun dog puns will brighten your “RUFF” day!

Amish Facts Most People Wouldn’t Know

Little-Known Amish Facts

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The Amish evoke lots of pleasant associations. Quiet, austere lives spent in close relationship with the land. Simple aesthetics. Family values and unostentatious piety. But, like any culture, the Amish are more complicated than their stereotype. There is a lot about the Amish you probably don’t know.

Were you aware that marriage is mandatory in Amish communities? Or that they refuse to pay into social security?

These facts about the Amish might revise some of the assumptions you had about what life in their world actually looks like. Some of their cultural practices are charming, and some are downright bizarre.

The Amish Were Originally Mennonites

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The Amish were originally named after Jakob Ammann, a Swiss Anabaptist who belonged to the Mennonite Church. Ammann was a biblical literalist whose views alienated many of his Mennonite peers.

Ammann was the head of a religious sect within the Mennonite Church that eventually broke away and formed its own community. That community is what we now refer to as the Amish.

The Amish Aren’t Baptized Until They’re 16

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In order to be confirmed as an adult member of the Amish community, you must first be baptized. The Amish baptism is different than the Catholic baptism, primarily in that it occurs between the ages of sixteen and twenty-five.

Until they are baptized, young Amish are not permitted to marry. Once they are baptized, they are allowed to marry only within their own community.

The Amish Practice Nonresistance

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The Amish, like many other Christian sects such as the Quakers, are nonviolent. Their spiritual views are incompatible with violence and nonviolence is a policy strictly adhered to.

Amish men and women do not and cannot volunteer for the military. This did not stop the US government from drafting Amish men during World War II.

During WWII, the Amish experienced persecution for not participating in the War willingly.

Amish Dolls Are Faceless

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The Amish believe that vanity is a sin. In order to discourage too much concern over appearance, they give their children faceless dolls to play with.

The belief is that the faceless dolls will draw the child’s attention away from superficial appearances.

Rumspringa

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Perhaps the most famous cultural tradition, Rumspringa is a brief period of time during a young Amish person’s transition to adulthood when they are permitted to experience life among the “English,” the Amish term for non-Amish people.

The rules of Rumspringa vary from community to community, but the general idea is that an Amish child who is about to become an adult is sent out into the world to experience a different way of life. They must then make a decision whether or not to be confirmed as Amish. If they decide to sever ties with their birth community, they are often shunned for the rest of their lives.

Rumspringa is typically associated with excess. Whether or not the real, lived Rumspringa is a booze-fueled party is less clear.

The Amish Don’t Play Instruments

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Have you ever heard Amish music? Probably not. If you have, there were probably no instruments backing the vocals.

This is because the Amish believe musical instruments encourage pride and vanity. A reasonable point, perhaps.

All Amish music is performed a capella.

The Amish Are Growing

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The Amish constitute a very small proportion of the American population. However, the Amish are growing in number.

Between 2000 and 2017, the Amish population swelled from about 175,000 individuals to 300,000.

A typical Amish family will have about six to seven children.

They follow strict gender roles

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Amish gender relations are very much not in keeping with the English sensibility. Gender roles are strictly adhered to, with women performing most or all of the housekeeping duties.

Amish women are expected to be wives and mothers, while Amish men perform farming labor.

In the Amish world, women are also expected to defer to their husbands’ wishes.

The Amish Do Shun

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The Amish are famous for their policy of “shunning” wayward members of their flock, who transgress against an Amish ethical standard.

When someone is shunned, the blackout is less complete than sometimes portrayed. It is erroneously believed that nobody is allowed to speak to the shunned, but this is not always true. What is true is that the shunned person experiences various kinds of social stigma, like a ban on doing business with them, or being forced to eat all meals at a table by themselves.

Shunning is meant to punish, and to draw the shunned person back into the values of the church.

Excommunication

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When someone in the Amish community commits a transgression that is severe enough, they may be excommunicated entirely.

They are banned from any form of communication with members of their Amish community, including family. They are also cast out of the village.

Anyone who is caught having any dealings with the excommunicated will also be excommunicated themselves.

They Drive Horses And Buggies

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The Amish are not permitted to use any modern machinery that requires electricity. There are allegedly people who break this rule in secret.

One of the banned technologies is the automobile. The Amish use horses and buggies for transportation. Young Amish also commonly use roller skates.

The Amish believe that having a car reduces that member’s reliance on the rest of the community for assistance, a bad thing.

They Do Actually Raise Barns

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Along with the horse and buggy, the beard, and Rumspringa, perhaps the most famous Amish trope is the barn raising. Barn raising ceremonies do happen, and are culturally important.

Barn raisings occur when the Amish community combines their efforts to construct a barn for someone.

It is considered an important gesture of community solidarity.

Church Is Held In Living Rooms

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Some Amish communities have designated church buildings in which religious services are held. However, they’re the exception to a rule.

Typically, Amish religious services are held on a rotating weekly basis in various community members’ homes.

This practice may be a holdover from the early days of Amish life, when they were still persecuted by the Mennonites.

Beards Have Symbolic Weight

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As mentioned earlier, Amish men are famous for their long beards. Much like everything with the Amish, the beard has cultural significance.

An Amish man is only permitted to grow a beard once they marry. In fact, it is mandatory.

Amish men, however, are not allowed to grow mustaches.

The Meaning Of The Blue Dress

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Women also have a system for signaling whether or not they are married. An Amish woman must sew herself a blue dress for their wedding day.

Married Amish women continue to wear the blue dress on Sundays, to religious services.

 The Amish Are Conservative

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As could be expected, the Amish have a complicated and ambiguous relationship with politics. Where they are politically engaged, they tend to vote Republican.

There are, of course, exceptions. There are also many Amish who believe that matters of public affairs should be kept entirely separate from religious life.

Regardless of political affiliation or lack thereof, the Amish still believe that Biblical law supersedes secular law.

Children Go To One-Room Schoolhouses

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Amish children are usually educated in one-room schoolhouses. Classes are taught by a community member.

When the children grow to a certain age, they are required to undertake vocational training in the larger community.

Typically, this training is oriented towards farming, carpentry, weaving, or other skills that are useful in the Amish community.

No Photos

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The Amish subscribe to the belief that it is unlawful to voluntarily have one’s picture taken. Outside visitors to Amish communities are routinely issued strong warnings not to attempt to take photos of the Amish.

This belief stems from the fact that a fixed image is unnatural, and therefore a potential inroad for Satanic influence.

The Dabbler

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One of the reasons why the Amish community is growing is that it is exceptionally rare for members to eschew Amish life. An estimated eighty to ninety percent of young Amish who participate in Rumspringa choose to remain in their birth community.

When you weigh a year of binge drinking against never being able to see your family again, it’s understandable why they would make that choice. It may also be a testament to the strength of the Amish community, or a weakness in our own.

Telephones

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Remarkably, some Amish sects do permit their members to use cell phones. Most, however, do not.

Many Amish communities maintain a “community phone,” a single phone used to contact the English world.

Amish DUIs

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The police consider a horse and buggy to be a vehicle. When driving a horse and buggy, therefore, the Amish are still subject to intoxication laws.

Alcohol is generally not sanctioned among the Amish, but there have been DUI horse and buggy cases.

Unsurprisingly, it is much more common for a young Amish person to get a DUI than an older one.

Dating Amish

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It is forbidden for an Amish person to have a romantic relationship with anyone who is not a member of their community.

As a rule, Amish communities do not allow their members to court or marry the English. Some Amish sects are so strict that their members are not even permitted to have a relationship with an Amish person from a different community.

The Amish Have Less Cancer

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The Amish sacrifice the majority of modern conveniences in order to pursue their way of life. One of the benefits is that the Amish have a lower incidence of cancers.

While we don’t know for certain exactly why this is the case, people have speculated that it may have something to do with their food.

Almost all of the food the Amish eat is cultivated from Amish land. The Amish are also heavily reliant on hard physical labor, keeping them in better shape for longer.

Some Amish Run Puppy Mills

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If you’ve been on Facebook in the past five years, you’ve probably seen someone post about puppy mills. Puppy mills are dog breeding operations that sell puppies to chain pet stores. The puppies often live in squalid conditions before being shipped out.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania bears the dubious distinction of being the puppy mill capital of the country. Many of the Lancaster mills are run by the Amish.

Amish Crime

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There is a single documented case of homicide within an Amish community. A mentally ill man named Edward Gingerich killed his wife Katie.

Gingerich served five years in prison before killing himself by hanging in 2011.

Life inside the Amish communities may not be as rosy as we perceive it to be from the outside. Multiple people who grew up in Amish communities have come forward with frightening accounts of domestic abuse and rape.

 

The Amish, as mentioned earlier, do not participate in the military. They also do not participate in any government-run assistance or insurance programs.

Amish people do not have social security cards. When they do, it’s only in order to opt out of Social Security and Medicare tax.

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The Brady Bunch – Then And Now

The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family with six children. Considered one of the last of the old-style family sitcoms, the series aired for five seasons and, after its cancellation in 1974, went into syndication in September 1975. (wikipedia)

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Susan Olsen (Cindy) made her first scripted TV appearance in more than 10 years on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” playing a pre-school owner. The recent “Brady, Brady, Brady” book ends speculation that the youngest girl in the bunch was directed to affect a lisp to boost her cuteness quotient. “The lisp was real,” wrote author/casting agent Sherwood Schwartz, who said Olsen landed the role after she told him about her recent work on “Gunthmoke,” which included riding a “horth” and seeing a “thnake.”

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A “Brady Bunch” tell-all revealed how Mike Lookinland (Bobby) wound up on the dark-haired Brady boys team. The casting-agent-turned-author explained that he wanted the boys to have the same color hair as the father. Once brunette Bob Reed was chosen to play the patriarch, the die – or, in this case, dye — was cast. Brunette boys were hired to play the two older brothers. Six-year-old Lookinland was clearly the best actor of the youngest boys – despite his flaxen locks — so he was hired and his hair was darkened.

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It was Eve Plumb’s (Jan) beauty that convinced casting agents to overlook her touchy personality and assign her the role of the cerebral sibling typically at war with her old, more popular sister Marcia (Maureen McCormick). “She was very pretty but sounded like she could easily be provoked,” according to “Brady, Brady, Brady: The Complete Story of the Brady Bunch as Told by the Father/Son Team who Really Know.” Today Plumb denies speculation that a rift with McCormick caused the last-minute cancellation of a morning show reunion of castmates this spring. She downplayed rumors that she continually avoids events that McCormick attends because she is still angry that McCormick tried to increase sales of her memoir by implying there had once been some sexual attraction between them.

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According to “Brady, Brady, Brady: The Complete Story of the Brady Bunch as Told by the Father/Son Team who Really Know,” back when he was a teen idol, Barry Williams was taken on a multi-city fan tour and attracted attention from “attractive flight attendants who weren’t bothered by how young he was,” according to author Sherwood Schwartz. He said he left Williams overnight with a stewardess and the next morning “his eyes were as big as Frisbees.”

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Every teenager’s fantasy on TV as Marcia Brady, Maureen McCormick grew up to live any adult’s nightmare: drug addiction, depression, a failed marriage and an eating disorder, all of which she discussed in her memoir “Here’s the Story.” She appeared on “Celebrity Fit Club” and lost 30 pounds. But when she left the show she quickly gained back the weight, reaching her all-time heaviest at 161 pounds last summer. A new devotion to diet and exercise has helped McCormick, now 54, lose 50 pounds.

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Carol Brady (Florence Henderson), is seen here with her three daughters, from left: Jan (Eve Plumb), Cindy (Susan Olsen) and Marcia (Maureen McCormick).

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The Brady Bunch’s success in syndication led to several television reunion films and spin-off series: The Brady Bunch Hour (1976–77), The Brady Girls Get Married (1981), The Brady Brides (1981), A Very Brady Christmas (1988), and The Bradys (1990). In 1995, the series was adapted into a satirical comedy theatrical film titled The Brady Bunch Movie, followed by A Very Brady Sequel in 1996. A second sequel, The Brady Bunch in the White House, aired on Fox in November 2002 as a made-for-television film(wikipedia)

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Mike Brady (Robert Reed) and Carol Brady (Florence Henderson) seen with, from left: Greg (Barry Williams), Jan (Eve Plumb), Cindy (Susan Olsen), Marcia (Maureen McCormack), Bobby (Mike Lookinland) and Peter (Christopher Knight). Ann B. Davis (fourth from right) played the family’s housekeeper Alice.

 

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Accidental Spills That Will Make You Look Twice

Spilling something is always annoying, no matter what it is you’ve spilled and even more so if it stains.  That is not the case here, these accidental spills have become art in their own unusual way, be sure to check these creative spills out.

My Girlfriend Spilled Her Tea And… This Happened

Deer Formed From An Accidental Drop Of Black Paint

The Residue Of Black Paint Mixed With My White Paint And Made A Little Forest.

My Drink Was More Shocked I Spilled It Than I Was

This Stain On My Table Looks Like A Dog Passionately Taking In A Sweet Smell

The Spilled Ink On My Finger Looks Like A Forest Fire Have Taken Place

My Coworker Spilled Wine In The Office So I Turned It Into A Spazzy Cat, He Loved It

Found A Stain On A Restroom Wall That Looked Like A Panda

Work In A Paint Store, The Tint Came Out Looking Like A Volcano Erupting

Spilled A Bit Of Coffee. Came Back Later To See It Looking At Me

 

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Theme Park Lets Kids Play With Heavy Equipment

Would you allow your kids to visit this theme park? 

There’s no denying that kids love construction toys, from big yellow trucks to plastic hammers to pretend screwdrivers.

Uber-popular shows like “Bob the Builder” and “Handy Manny” let kids enjoy these activities from the safety of their own couch.

But now, construction-themed amusement parks are literally putting kids in the driver’s seat.

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Diggerland, a New Jersey theme park that also has locations in the United Kingdom, allows children to operate heavy machinery all on their own.

And most of these machines are real, diesel-powered, full-sized pieces of construction equipment, including backhoes, excavators and much, much more.

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If you’re thinking this sounds crazy, according to the theme park website, their machinery is safe for kids.

“Each machine has undergone advanced engineering modifications which make them safe for the public, allowing children as small as 36 inches to operate with little to no instruction,” it says on the site.

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You can buy an annual pass for $54.95 or a single-day ticket for $28.95 to $36.95.

“Diggerland USA is the only construction themed adventure park in North America where children and families can drive, ride and operate ACTUAL machinery,” according to the Diggerland website.

“The majority of which are real, diesel powered, full size, pieces of construction equipment.”

The park covers 14 acres and features 25 separate attractions.

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However, not all parents are on board. While the construction equipment at Diggerland has been modified for children to use safely, some people fear it might make children think they can play with equipment on real construction sites.

In fact, in 2014, teenagers in the United Kingdom stole heavy machinery from a company that provides equipment to Diggerland.

The owner of the theme park had this to say, “The machines that were stolen are incredibly dangerous, and the perpetrator’s reckless behaviour has risked both their own and other people’s lives.”

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Thankfully, the teens were apprehended before they or anyone else was harmed.

However, it raised some eyebrows among parents and those in the construction business who want kids to view heavy machinery as dangerous equipment that should be used by adults only, rather than as toys that can be used for a joy-ride.

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No children have been harmed at Diggerland to date, and the theme park is committed to safety, the copy on the site reading that “Diggerland undertakes a full Health & Safety audit annually, in addition to regular audits carried out by Health & Safety consultants.”

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What do you think?

Would you let your kids operate heavy machinery if it had been modified to be safe for their use?

Or do you think it teaches them to take risks on construction sites?

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Dog Drags New Blanket Outside For A Very Unusual Reason

Rescue puppies that have been abandoned, know a thing or two about being depressed and know a lot about dealing with pain. But this pup Lana hasn’t let any of that stop her from being one of the sweetest dogs on the planet.

Lana was rescued from the streets of Brazil when she was about 8 months old. But she remembers her life as a stray. And because of that, her caring side came out one chilly night, when she spotted this little guy along the road.

Her owner had just bought Lana a thicker blanket in order to keep her warm and cozy since the nights were becoming quite chilly. So she knew that after tucking Lana into bed, she would be perfectly fine in her doghouse out front.

But when they walked out the next morning, they were welcomed with a pretty spectacular surprise.

That night, while everyone was asleep, Lana had seen a stray dog coming near the house. And instead of just barking at him till he went away, Lana decided to drag out her new blanket, and share it with the stray, ensuring that both of them would be warm for the night.

“I thought, ‘How beautiful what she did for her friend’. My best four-legged friend reminded me of something so important: generosity!” Said owner, Suelen Schaumloeffel.

She couldn’t get over how nice her little dog is. This little baby reminded us that sometimes we can make a difference in someone’s life just by doing something small.

Since then, Suelen started leaving food and water for the stray. But unfortunately, he runs away every time she tries to get close. For right now, she is just keeping an eye on him to make sure he is okay, and at least being taken care of.

They hope to soon find him a home, but they know it’s going to take some time until the homeless pooch feels comfortable enough to even get semi close to her.

We hope that if he is lost, that this little fur baby will find his way back home soon, but for now, we are just happy that he is being taken care of!

 

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Breakup Texts That’ll Crack You Up

Not all breakups are painful… Here are some really funny breakup texts which are just hilarious.  While some of them are done by mistake, others take the wittiness to another level.

 

#1  That girls has some balls…

#2  An English lover!

#3  Autocorrect’s a bitch!

#4  Two timing requires a good memory!

#5  Narrow escape!

#6  Never play that game… never!

#7  That’s one way to get your point across!

#8  That’s cruel!

#9  Never disclose your wishes!

#10  Witty!

#11  When you just won’t accept it!

#12  Epic!

#13  No coming back from it!

#14  Cheater detected!

#15  Who needs an enemy when you have friends like these…

#16  Witty and smooth!

#17  No pain … no gain!

#18  Witty!

#19  Sometimes things happen for the best!

 

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‘Little House On The Prairie’ – Secrets The Producers Kept From Fans

The Little House on the Prairie warmed the hearts of the nation with both the book and TV series.

The show debuted in 1974 and despite it ending over 30 years ago, it’s still much loved to this day by a wide range of audiences.

Whilst you may think you know everything about the TV drama, there are some behind the scenes secrets that the cast and producers tried to keep from fans.

 

1. Alison Arngrim’s Broken Arm Was Real In The ‘Bunny’ Scene

Alison had a real cast on in the episode after having a skateboarding accident in real life and breaking her wrist.

2. Heavy Beer Drinkers

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Both the camera and off-screen crew were known to get through two cases of Coors a day whilst filming.

3. Alison Arngim Almost Passed Out On Set

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The actress, who played Nellie Oleson, passed out on set once due to the extreme heat. The women wore 1800 style dresses and costumes including petticoats, bonnets and stockings. The temperatures would rise to as high as 100 at the California set causing Alison to faint.

4. Michael Landon Wasn’t Afraid To Show Off His Body

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Michael, or Charles Ingalls as we knew him on the show, was more than happy to do the shirtless scenes. He also reportedly used to wear no underwear under those extremely tight trousers.

5. Melissa Gilbert Was Only 15 Years-Old When She Had To Kiss Co-Star Dean Butler

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Melissa played the part of Laura Ingalls in the hit show who married Almanzo Wilder (Dean Butler) – but she was just 15-years old at the time. She was extremely nervous when it came to the kissing scene, with it only being her third ever kiss! After the scene she asked producers if the affection between the characters could be kept to mainly hugs and kisses on the cheek.

6. Alison Arngrim & Steve Tracy Would Make Out On Purpose To Gross Melissa Gilbert Out

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The young teen actress would hate seeing the older actors openly kiss on set, so the pair would do it even more to wind her up.

7. Rachel And Sidney Bush Were Only 3-Years Old When They Played Carrie Ingalls

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The identical twins played the role of Carrie perfectly. Due to the law, the director had to swap the twins around every three hours to give them a rest, calling for a ‘fresh’ twin before scenes.

8. Carrie’s Fall In The Opening Credits Wasn’t Supposed To Happen

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The twin who played Carrie Ingalls trips and falls during the opening credits whilst running down a hill – but it was actually an accident. The director thought it shown the toddler in a cute light so kept it in.

9. The Food Was Dirty Moore Beef Stew

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In any of the scenes where the family are having dinner, the food was actually just dirty moore beef stew. For all but one occasion when Ma cooked fried chicken, which of course was KFC.

10. Melissa Gilbert Ended Her Friendship With Michael Landon After His Divorce

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The actress became close with Landon’s real-life wife and kids whilst filming the series. The actor’s affair with the make up artist became public, causing Melissa to distance herself from him and remain loyal to his wife.

11. Landon Wore Four Inch Lifts Inside His Boots

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The actor didn’t want anyone else to rise above him on set and wanted to appear taller. He can thank his special boots for the swagger he had on screen.

12. The Simi Valley Ranch Set Was Contaminated With Radioactive Waste

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It was reported that the set at the Big Sky Ranch was used for people to dispose of radioactive materials – was this to blame for the high cancer rates in the cast and crew?

13. Nellie Oleson & Laura Ingalls Were BFFs

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They were enemies on-screen, but in real life actresses Melissa and Alison were the best of friends and often had sleepovers.

14. Sean Penn Got His Breakthrough Role On The Show

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Penn was just 13-years old when he made his debut on the Little House on the Prairie. He appeared in the episode ‘The Voice of Tinker Jones’ being cast by his dad.

15. Landon Dyed His Hair For The Role

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Michael Landon took to the hair dye for his role as Charles. The actor went grey in his early 20s so starting dying it early on. He let the professionals step in and help with his hair colour in the Little House on the Prairie. It was said it would turn to a lavender colour after being in the California sun.

16. Michael Landon Asked Karen Grassle To Change Her Name

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When the actress auditioned, Landon asked Karen to change her name back to Karen Grassle. She was going under her stage name Gabriel Tree at the time.

17. Melissa Sue Anderson’s Mom Was Overprotective On Set

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Melissa’s mother was worried about her whilst she was filming, causing the young actress to not really make any friends on set. She played the part of Mary Ingalls.

18. People Didn’t Believe Melissa Gilbert & Dean Butler Had Believable Chemistry

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Melissa’s awkwardness made the chemistry between the on-screen couple unbelievable with the stars often being told to make more effort.

19. Nellie Achieved Her Curls Through An Old Fashioned Curling Iron

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The old fashion curling irons were used to ‘torturously’ style Alison’s hair and give her character Nellie the curls she needed.

20. But They Soon Changed It To A Wig

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They wanted to give Alison the perfect curls so swapped the iron for a wig. This actually made the actress’s scalp bleed as it held on with metal combs and pins.

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7 Ways To Get Rid Of Ants

If you have ants at home, try these 7 inexpensive but effective ways to get rid of them.

Warm weather means lots of outdoor time, barbecues with family and friends, gloriously long hours of daylight and… ant invasions.

Ants sure know how to ruin a picnic, and they’re pretty good at sneaking into your kitchen (gross).

The folks from Household Hacker rounded up some genius ways to deal with ants, whether you’re already living with these six-legged pests or if you’re trying to prevent them from wreaking havoc on your life.

From picnic table moats to vinegar, some of these are pretty creative.

1. Wash Your Soda Cans

Before you toss your soda cans into the recycling bin, give them a quick rinse to remove any remaining sugary soda that ants will feast on.

The same goes for other food containers that will be in or near your house until trash day—syrup bottles, juice boxes, etc.

You’ll also want to purchase airtight containers to store opened food packages in your pantry.

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2. Build A Picnic Table Moat

The next time you’re sitting at a picnic table enjoying lunch, build a line of defense to prevent ants from joining you.

Simply place four disposable pie tins or some other container under each leg of the table, then fill with water. The ants won’t be able to march over these tiny moats to ruin your lunch!

3. Make A Borax-Sugar Trap

If you’ve got kids or pets, tread lightly with this tip, as sodium borate should be kept away from kids and animals. Household Hackers recommends mixing borax and sugar with enough water to create a syrupy paste that ants will love to eat and share with their friends.

Use a tupperware to house the mixture, poke a few holes in the top and sides, and let the ants come and go until the borax wipes out their colony.

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4. Cayenne Pepper

You can also sprinkle a little cayenne pepper around the entrances to your home or directly onto the anthill (if you can find it).

Though they’re looking for sugar, the ants will get a spicy (and repellant) treat instead. If you do find the anthill, Household Hackers recommends dousing it with cayenne-laced boiling water in order to kill the ants inside.

RELATED: If-you-do-these-6-things-youll-never-see-another-spider-in-your-home-again

5. Spray Some Vinegar

In order to destroy an ant’s home, you first have to find it. Vinegar won’t kill ants, but it will throw off their sense of smell.

The next time you see one in your house, spray some vinegar near it and watch where it heads. Household Hackers’ advice says it’ll likely lead you back to HQ.

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6. Destroy Their Homes

If you can follow the trail of ants back to their home, your best defense is simply destroying the ant hill.

You can do this by running your garden hose on it for 10 minutes or by pouring some boiling water on it until you don’t see any more signs of life.

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7. Safeguard Your Space

Once you’ve rid your space of ants, you’ll want to be sure to erase any pheromones they may have left behind.

To do so, fill a spray bottle with a mixture of vinegar and water with a drop of dish soap. Then spray your mixture everywhere those little pests once lived, making sure to spray any entryways where they may have been entering as well.

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Hilarious Emergencies A Dog Would Have If They Could Dial 911

 

When you hear about a dog calling 911, it’s usually because their owner is having an emergency. But what would happen if a dog called 911 with its OWN idea of a crisis?

That’s the question that went through the mind of Twitter user Reverend Scott, and he’s come up with some pretty funny answers.

More info: Twitter (h/t: distractify) | Cover image credits: Kent Mathiesen

 

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Veterinarian Sits in a Hot Parked Car for 30 Minutes

Veterinarian, Dr. Ernie Ward, set out to see what it feels like for a dog helplessly trapped in a hot car.

Armed with a clock, a thermometer and a video camera, Dr. Ward sat in his car, with the windows cracked, for thirty minutes while the temperature climbed to a sweltering 116 degrees.

The doctor explained, even with the windows cracked, the air in the car was still.  Just a few minutes in, and already drenched with sweat – a cooling function that dogs don’t have – Dr. Ward was already starting to reflect on the suffering that dogs must experience in the same situation.

The video below serves as a vivid reminder to pet parents to NOT leave a dog in a hot car, even if only for a few minutes.

via: dogingtonpost

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