Having your loved ones cremated ashes turned into a beautiful diamond might not be for everyone but it’s a very original and unique idea that many people might cherish.
Algordanza, a Swiss company, has taken a fascinating and unexpected approach to memorializing our loved ones who have passed; They will compress and super-heat your loved one’s cremated ashes and turn them into a man-made diamond that can be worn and cherished.
It all begins with a chemical process that extracts the carbon from the departed’s ashes. This carbon is then heated to convert it into graphite. That graphite is then heated to as many as 2,700 degrees Fehrenheit and subjected to forces as high as 870,000 pounds per square inch. The color of the finished diamond, which can range from white to dark blue, depends on the boron content of the ashes of the deceased. The prices begin at 4,259 Swiss Francs ($4,474 USD) for a small diamond with no additional service.
These last two photos are from a man who took his grandmother on a trip through the U.S. after her cremated remains were turned into a diamond ring
These photos all cat owners will definitely relate to. Cats sure are one mysterious animal.
They’re not always the best indoor hunters.
They’re powerless to resist boxes.
They send you ominous messages.
They multiply in suspicious ways.
They make Snapchat worth using.
They change their minds often, and at the most inconvenient times.
They’re always ready for their next sneak attack.
They don’t care if that diet Coke belongs to God himself.
Cats have mysterious interests that you will never fathom
They will destroy everything you love.
They fight like warriors on the daily.
They need your help sometimes, though they would never admit it.
They’re smart enough to be suspicious of your intentions.
They have lots of hunting fails.
They don’t always think things through.
They can get stuck in the weirdest place. Like how did this even happen?
They usually like the boxes their toys came in more than their toys.
Cats are petty AF.
They tolerate your love of arts and crafts.
They can secretly fly.
They’re vomit opportunists.
They provide hours of entertainment. Like Facebook, only without your racist uncle.
They’re very photogenic. Unlike you.
They’re cute when they’re happy but they’re cuter when they’re mad.
They will laugh at all your attempts to restrain them.
They really do have dangerous curiosity.
They hate Christmas.
They have no concept of their body size.
They have clear petting boundaries.
They’re nice. When nobody’s looking.
When nuns are admitted to Heaven they go through a special gate and are expected to make one last confession before they become angels.
Several nuns are lined up at this gate waiting to be absolved of their last sins before they are made holy.
“And so,” says St. Peter, “have you ever had any contact with a penis?”
“Well,” says the first nun in line, “I did once just touch the tip of one with the tip of my finger.”
“OK,” says St. Peter, “dip your finger in the holy water and pass on into heaven.
” The next nun admits, “Well, yes, I did once get carried away and I, you know, sort of massaged one a bit.”
“OK,” says St. Peter, “rinse your hand in the holy water and pass on into heaven.”
Suddenly there is some jostling in the line and one of the nuns is trying to cut in front.
“Well now, what’s going on here?” says St. Peter.
“Well, your excellency,” says the nun who is trying to improve her position in line, “If I’m going to have to gargle that stuff, I want to do it before Sister Mary Thomas sticks her ass in it.”
A stranger was seated next to Little Johnny on the plane when the stranger turned to the Little Johnny and said, “Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights will go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”
Little Johnny, who had just opened his book, closed it slowly, and said to the stranger, “What would you like to discuss?”
“Oh, I don’t know,” said the stranger. “How about nuclear power?”
“OK,” said Little Johnny. “That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. “A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat grass. The same stuff. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?”
“Jeez,” said the stranger. “I have no idea.”
“Well, then,” said Little Johnny, “How is it that you feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don’t know shit?”
The movies are guilty of making us believe in many different things, but these 12 myths are busted!
Illustrator Lenya Brick especially for BrightSide.me
A collection of funny but slightly naughty pictures to brighten your mood and hopefully give you a laugh or two. 🙂
No doubt about it, seriously might be time to MOVE!
Creative packaging designs can really make their products stand out to the point they practically sell themselves…VERY CLEVER!
1. Gnome Bread Packaging
Designed by Lo Siento Studio
2. Note Headphones
(Designer: Corinne Pant)
3. Beehive Honey Squares
Designed by Lacy Kuhn
4. NYC Spaghetti
Designer: Alex Creamer
5. Ford Ranger Extreme: Matchbox
Advertising Agency: JWT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6. Creative Japanese Pastry Packaging
7. Tea Hangers
Designed by Soon Mo Kang
8. Origami Beer
Designed by Clara Lindsten
9. “City Harvest” Grocery Bag
Designed by Andy Winner and One Show Merit
10. Honey Made by Bees
Designed by Maksi Marbuzov
11. Kokeshi Matchsticks
Designed by kokeshi-m.com
12. Kiss – Fruit and vegetable puree
Designed by Alexandra Istratova
13. Whitebites dog snacks
Designer: Cecilia Uhr
14. Moustache Paintbrushes
Designed by Simon Laliberté
15. Zen Perfume
Designed by Igor Mitin
16. Fishing Boat Water Bottle
Designed by Designers Anonymous
17. Juicy Juice Boxes
Designed by Preston Grubbs
18. Mini Oliva Olive Oil
19. Blood of Grapes Wine Bottle
Designed by Constantin Bolimond
20. Green Berry Tea
Designed by Natalia Ponomareva
21. Fruit Juice Packaging
Designed by Naoto Fukasawa
22. Coffin-Shaped Cigarette Case
Designed by: Reynolds and Reyner
23. Pink Glasses Wine Bottles
Designed by Luksemburk
24. Butter! Better!
Designed by Yeongkeun
25. Smirnoff Caipiroska
Designer by JWT
These have GOT to be some of THE cheesiest pick-up lines you’ll ever hear! Next time you see a hottie, you’ll know exactly what to fondue.
Mr. Lovenstein, aka J. L. Westover, draws hilarious dark humour comics with the most unexpected endings. Mr. Lovenstein and his unusual sense of humour will definitely tickle your funny bone.
The origin of these sayings from the past truly took me back in time. It is hard to believe the term “raining cats and dogs” had such a bizarre beginning!
Check out these old sayings from the past to see which ones you remember or possibly still use to this day.
Dogs are too funny, and these guys are a “trip”. I thought it was cats that usually “benefit” from the “funny stuff”, but something tells me these dogs have been into SOMETHING! “Dude…Pass the Milkbones…” Now if we only knew what’s in those Milkbones!
Here’s some great cleaning tips on almost everything from A to Z. With tips like these cleaning SHOULD be a “breeze”.
1. Acrylic Paint on Clothing
Just dab with some rubbing alcohol.
3. Armpit Stains (Ew)
1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent, 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and a couple tablespoons of baking soda — then scrub.
5. Bath Toys
Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with a gallon of water and let the toys soak for an hour. Squeeze all the water out.
But the best tip comes from We Love Being Moms, who says add a dab of hot glue to the air hole so that water doesn’t get into the toy and start harboring mold.
[Source: We Love Being Moms]
6. Bathroom Exhaust Fans
Using canned air to blow dust and debris out could save your life — exhaust fans are a common cause of household fires.
Wipe down with half a lemon covered in salt.
9. Burnt Pans
Fill the bottom of the pan with water. Add a cup of white vinegar to the pan. Bring the pan to a boil. Take the pan off the stove and add 2 tablespoons baking soda. Empty the pan and scour.
source: Apartment Therapy; Images by Sarah Starkey.
10. Carpet Pet Hair
Use a squeegee.
12. Cheese Grater
Grate a piece of raw potato. The hardness of the potato along with the oxalic acid will get that cheesy gunk off your grater.
[source: Household Magic]
13. Charcoal Grill
Creative Commons / Flickr: 12577732@N03
Take a white onion, peel it, cut it in half, stab a fork into the small end of one half. Use the fork to rub the onion back and forth over the grates of a hot grill. The onion will deglaze the grates and add a little extra flavor the next time you bust out your grill!
[source: How to Clean Things]
14. Clarisonic Brushes
Disinfect your Clarisonic brushes with hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and baking soda, and you will drastically cut down on how often you need to buy new heads. Full directions here.
17. Coffee or Spice Grinder
Pulverize bread or uncooked white rice to pick up lingering aromas. You can also grind 1 tablespoon baking soda and wipe thoroughly.
22. Cutting Boards
Soak cutting boards in a mixture of bleach and water in the sink for at least an hour. They’ll be good as new!
Use vinegar and Kool-Aid. Get full directions here.
26. Ear Buds
Creative Commons / Flickr: mukluk
Lightly dampen a q-tip with rubbing alcohol and wipe over the surface. Just be sure to use a very small amount of rubbing alcohol, as liquids can damage electronics.
28. Floor Grease
You’ll need a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, 1/4 cup washing soda, 2 gallons of very warm tap water mixed together in a bucket.
31. Glass Cooktop
You’ll need dishwashing liquid or powder, baking soda, gloves, and a rag. Get the full directions here.
32. Glass Bakeware
Crumple up a ball of aluminum foil, add a little dish soap, and scrub.
Just use some play dough.
34. Glue Gun
While the gun is still hot, use a ball of aluminum foil to wipe off the nozzle without burning your fingers. Get the full directions here.
36. Grease Stains in Clothing
Creative Commons / Flickr: 91485322@N00
Rub white chalk over the grease stain. It has powerful absorbing qualities.
37. Grout Mildew
Use Cellucotton Cotton Coils from the beauty store and soak them in bleach. Lay them on the mildew and mold in your tub and let it sit for a day.
43. Jean Stains
Just use alcohol-free face cleansing wipes.
Use a lint roller to get the dust off.
47. Latex Paint Messes
Use pimple pads to wipe them up. The alcohol in them softens the latex.
49. Lipstick Stains
Spray the spot with hairspray, let it set for 10 minutes, dab with a damp washcloth, and wash as normal.
51. Makeup Brushes
Clean them with baby shampoo. Once you’ve rinsed them well, hang them up to dry using a hanger and binder clips. This way the water doesn’t drip back down into the handles, which will harbor mold and make the bristles fall out.
For more thorough instructions, click here.
Sprinkle baking soda (and optionally, a nice-smelling essential oil like lavender) over the mattress, let it sit for 30 minutes, then vacuum it up.
Heat a bowl of water and vinegar for 5 minutes in the microwave. The steam will dissolve stuck-on stains.
55. Mini Muffin Pans
A baby bottle brush! Brilliant.
56. Mirrors and Glass
Use a concoction of 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 cups warm water. Spray and wipe down with newspaper.
57. Moldy Water Bottle
EIICHHHH that SMELL. You’ll need bleach, baking soda, and water. It’s a lengthy process, which you can find here.
Soak them in vinegar for 30 minutes.
65. Red Wine
For a stain that’s dried already, treat it with shaving cream and throw it into the washing machine. For a wet stain, there are a number of different methods, from club soda to kitty litter, which you can get here.
66. Rubber Stamps
Use baby shampoo and glycerin (which you can find easily at any drugstore).
68. Rusty Loaf Pans
You’ll need baking soda, water, a scourer, and oil. Sprinkle baking soda on and leave for about 30 minutes. Scrub with a scourer. Coat in oil so it doesn’t get rusty again.
69. Scuff Marks on Linoleum
Just rub with a plain old eraser!
76. Sterling Silver
Use tartar control toothpaste! Rub it in like you would soap and it’ll get the tarnish off.
78. Stove Burners
Pour on a thick coat of baking soda. Follow with a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide onto each burner. Wait 15 minutes, then scrub away all that nasty brown stuff.
[source: The Mortician’s Wife]
79. Stuffed Animals
Many stuffed animals can’t go in the washing machine, so you have to clean them in a basin. You’ll need a clean toothbrush, two clean white washcloths, a clean white towel, and high-efficiency laundry detergent. Get more details here.
84. White Heat Marks
Use an iron and some cloth napkins. Full directions here.
85. Wicker Baskets
Give them a rinse in the shower, or with a hose. Set them outside to dry in the sun. Spray with Pam to keep them looking shiny.
86. Yellowed Pillowcases
That yellow stuff is SWEAT and DROOL if that doesn’t compel you to do this right now. Throw them in the washing machine using REALLY HOT water, 1 cup of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent, 1 cup bleach, and 1/2 cup borax. Get more details here.
[source: One Good Thing By Jillee]
87. Yoga Mat
Fill a spray bottle with 3 parts water to 1 part distilled white vinegar. Optionally, add a few drops of essential oil. Spray and wipe down the solution.
I hope these cleaning tips help and be sure to pass them on to friends and family. Thanks!
How many of the following photos would have YOU saying…NOPE?!?
Here’s some genius hacks that are guaranteed to make a parent’s job a little easier. Raising a tiny human being is one of the hardest jobs out there!
1. If your kids are always using new cups, give them their own designated cups with magnets to stick to the fridge.
Not only does this mean less dishwashing, but cups can be kept at kid-height instead of up-high cupboards.
3. Cover a play table in oilcloth to create a water-resistant outdoor picnic table for the kids.
Get the directions and tons more examples here.
4. A Capri Sun in the freezer becomes a fun and easy slushy.
Just freeze for six hours, cut the top open, and scoop out with a spoon!
5. Put a sticker that has been cut in half on shoes’ inner soles to show your child the correct foot for their shoes.
If your child is already able to put on their shoes but still gets a little confused between right and left, this little sticker trick will help you get out the door faster.
6. Keep pacifiers clean in your bag with sauce-to-go containers.
7. Dawn, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda will get set-in baby food stains out of a onesie.
Get the recipe for this magical solution here.
8. Repurpose a large pump dispenser to fill water balloons.
10. The “You Shall Not Pass” sign provides a visual limit to how much toilet paper your child can take.
12. A rubber band will help kids grip pencils better.
14. Gluing pennies is a way to improvise tap dancing shoes.
In case your child is hoping to make it to Broadway someday.
16. A plastic cup will keep little hands safe when handling sparklers on the Fourth of July.
17. An inflatable pool makes a great safe play area for babies and toddlers.
18. A small spray bottle with 2 tablespoons of fabric softener and water = “Doll Hairspray.”
19. Another use for your glue gun: Plug up those holes in your bath toys so they don’t get all moldy.
21. Dollar store shower caddies are great to have around for eating in the car.
23. A crib sheet will keep an outdoor baby from getting bitten up by mosquitoes.
Sometimes you want to keep baby outside with you while working in the yard. A crib sheet provides shade and protection from bugs.
24. Use an egg carton for card games.
25. Use a glue gun to prevent shoes from slipping.
26. Catch kids trying to sneak out with this clever little hack.
28. Make a “busy wallet” with drawing paper, fun stickers, and a pen to occupy kids while they wait for their food.
The best panacea for kids who get fidgety at restaurants.
31. A $3 thrift store camera bag makes the best diaper bag ever.
SO MANY COMPARTMENTS.
32. Put a padlock on your plugs to keep your kids from plugging in electrical appliances.
33. And finally… this solution will SAVE YOUR LIFE (and your beds) during the potty-training phase.
Heather Spohr from The Spohrs Are Multiplying placed wee wee pads underneath her child’s fitted sheet to protect the mattress from accidents. She actually double layers them — one layer of wee wee pads, one fitted sheet, one layer of wee wee pads, another fitted sheet — so that she could remove the top layer after bed-wetting without having to re-fit the bed. A serious time and sleep saver during a challenging time.
Get even more brilliant parenting hacks here.
Here’s some surprising facts about what dog behaviors actually mean. The truth about “man’s best friend” may be funnier than you think!
1. Wagging their tails:
“Experts” say: Dogs wag their tails back and forth to show they’re happy.
The truth: Your dog just farted and he’s trying to fan it away from you. What a courteous pup.
2. Showing their bellies to you:
“Experts” say: Dogs expose their bellies as a sign of submission, and might be asking for a belly rub!
The truth: Your dog has been on the South Beach Diet for six weeks and wants you to acknowledge his weight loss. Say something encouraging!
3. Baring their front teeth:
“Experts” say: Curling lips baring front teeth is a dog’s way of smiling.
The truth: Your dog is obsessed with Katy Perry (as most dogs are) and he’s hoping you’ll buy him a pair of grillz like the ones in Katy’s “Dark Horse” video. Tell your dog that Katy Perry is a poor role model and buy him an Ani DiFranco CD.
4. Running in their sleep:
“Experts” say: Dogs dream the same as people, and they have similar muscle movements when they dream. Maybe your dog is chasing a rabbit!
The truth: Dogs are highly skilled at astral projection, but yours has strayed too far from his earthly body. It’s up to you to astrally project into the Ghost Realm, find your canine friend, and bring him home safely. Godspeed, and good luck. You’ll need it.
5. Staring at you dead in the eye:
“Experts” say: A direct, intense stare is a threat. It would be wise to back away slowly.
The truth: Your dog just got LASIK and is hoping you’ll notice his lovely new 20/20 vision. Bring your face as close as possible to his so your compliments can be heard more easily.
6. Ears in different positions:
“Experts” say: Dogs position their ears in different directions depending on their mood. Up means alert, down means fearful, and back means aggressive.
The truth: Dogs love fashion and it’s important to let your pup experiment with different earstyles. Get him a gift card to Claire’s at the mall so he can accessorize appropriately.
7. Tail between their legs:
“Experts” say: A tail between the legs means your dog is afraid, worried, and under stress.
The truth: Your puppy is wearing his tail down because he woke up late and didn’t have time to style his tail into an updo. Don’t comment on it. Dogs are sensitive.
8. Play biting:
“Experts” say: Play biting is a normal part of dog behavior. Think of it as rough housing.
The truth: Your dog plans to eat you soon, but wants to tenderize you first. Soon he’ll start seasoning you with thyme and saffron. Beware.
9. Eating dead gross rotten animal meat off the forest floor:
“Experts” say: Dogs are carnivores and it’s instinctual for them to eat meat.
The truth: Dogs are actually strict vegans and only eat meat when experiencing severe anemia. If your dog eats a dead animal it means it’s time to shell out for some iron supplements.
10. Quizzically tilting their heads to one side:
“Experts” say: Dogs tilt their heads when something piques their interest and they want to hear better.
The truth: Like Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist, your dog is possessed by the demon king Pazuzu, hence the contorting head. Hire a priest to perform an exorcism immediately.
11. Making “Puppydog Eyes” at you:
“Experts” say: Dogs are smarter than you think and know how to get what they want. “Puppydog eyes” is akin to begging—a ploy to get a treat or go for a walk.
The truth: Your dog has been wearing its monthly contact lenses for too long and it’s starting to cause problems such as dilated pupils and watery eyes. Educate your canine friend on proper lens care.
12. Howling at the moon:
“Experts” say: Dogs howl to announce their presence to other canines. The moon association is most likely based on ancient myths.
The truth: Your dog is a werewolf! Run!!! Eeeeeeeek!
(Unless he’s one of the hot werewolves from Teen Wolf, in which case congrats.)
13. Digging holes all over the damn place:
“Experts” say: Dogs dig to bury valuable items, like bones and toys.
The truth: Dogs dig to bury valuable items, like gold and other precious metals. Your dog doesn’t trust banks, and why should he? With the way big banks are handling our money these days, I tell you what…
14. Growling at the mailman/delivery guy/basically anyone:
“Experts” say: Dogs bark at strangers because they’re territorial and protective.
The truth: Your dog is so SUPER JAZZED for his new subscription to Better Homes and Gardens to arrive that he can barely contain himself!
15. Barking because they heard another dog bark:
“Experts” say: Dogs bark to communicate. They’re just saying hello to each other.
The truth: All dogs are in gangs and when they bark, they’re warning each other to stay off one another’s turf. Don’t get caught in a dog gang turf war!