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Here Are 15 Things You Can Only Buy At A Wal Mart In China. #14 Is All Kinds Of Weird.

Here Are 15 Things You Can Only Buy At A Wal Mart In China. #14 Is All Kinds Of Weird.

The Wal-Mart stores in America may contain items made in China, but don’t forget there are actually Wal-Marts in China (mind=blown). However, after seeing the kinds of things they sell at Chinese Wal-Marts, well… let’s just say it’s very different from the ones I’ve been in.

1.) Crocodiles (ready for roasting, it seems)

2.) Bulk rice

3.) Mixed mystery meats

4.) Orange juice and cooking oil combos

5.) Frogs ‘n turtles

6.) Bulk, Wal-Mart brand liquor

7.) Cheap ribs

8.) Dried reptile parts

9.) Boxes of liquor

10.) And more frogs

11.) More chopsticks than you could ever imagine

12.) Ducks

13.) “Great Value” beef granules (that look like candy?)

14.) Pig faces

15.) Anti-bacterial underwear for men

I’m not entirely sure why the Chinese population requires anti-bacterial underwear or freeze-dried reptile bits… but I’m not going to question it. It is Wal-Mart after all. Source: Imgur I just know I don’t feel so bad for buying chicken broth in bulk at my local Wal-mart.

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Awesome Bootleg Movie Posters From 8 Countries

Awesome Bootleg Movie Posters From 8 Countries

In places with few affordable printers or legal rights to screen Hollywood flicks, theaters still rely on local artists to create their own home-grown movie promo. In India, lithographers like Ramachandraiah have made a living from their craft for decades. In rural Ghana, mobile cinemas (small screens mounted on vans) rely on local oil painters to announce their arrival. In any case, these artists take significant creative liberties, sometimes depicting scenes that don’t even happen in the movies.

2. From India:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Tintin without Tintin?

My Neighbor Totoro

6. From Pakistan

Death Race, a 2008 remake of a 1975 film with Paul Anderson.

7. From Taiwan:

Cars | Final Destination 5 | Rise of the Planet of the Apes | 翻滾吧!阿信

Inception | Narnia | Despicable Me | Love & Other Drugs

Fantastic 4 | Pirates of the Caribbean 3 | Spiderman 3

13. From Russia:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
This artist completely cut out Hermione from the scene.

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In Russia, Shrek 2 is an existential horror movie.

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Freaky Friday | Scooby-Doo
On the left is supposed to be Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis.

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Bruce Almighty

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17. From Thailand:

Jackie Chan’s Dragons Forever (1988)

Tim Curry’s Times Square (1980). A complete reinvention fo the original poster.

David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1977). Again, it looks nothing like the original promo.

20. From Latvia:

Tom Ford’s A Single Man, the movie adaption of Christopher Isherwood’s classic novel.

21. From Ghana:

Terminator | Elektra
Yes, that’s supposed to be Jennifer Garner on the right.

Enter the Dragon | Mission Impossible
And that’s Tom Cruise on the right.

Species 3 | Anaconda 3
Nothing about the made-for-TV Anaconda 3 suggests that pythons can spit fire beams.

24. And whatever’s going on at this Indian movie theater:

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This French Photographer Blends Movies And Real Life Together Pixel Perfectly.

This French Photographer Blends Movies And Real Life Together Pixel Perfectly.

You know the feeling when you’re watching a movie and you desperately wish you could jump through the screen and join in the fun? Well, while we wait on scientists to make that a thing (c’mon already, scientists!), French photographer François Dourlen uses his iPhone to do the opposite: blending movies into our real world. Dourlen somehow manages to find the perfeect location for each famous frame, bringing the movie magic to life. So cool!

The Lion King

Back to the Future

Thor

The Lord of the Rings

Despicable Me

E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Die Hard

Ted

Shrek 2

Alice in Wonderland

Pinocchio

The Aristocats

You can check out more, including TV shows and everyday moments, on his Facebook. And be sure to share the fun with friends using the link below!

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Why Alex Borstein Is Exactly Where She Wants To Be

Why Alex Borstein Is Exactly Where She Wants To Be

Alex Borstein (left) and Laurie Metcalf on Getting On. HBO

Alex Borstein is used to being off to the side, in a writers’ room, or in a recording booth by herself. Yet she’s currently starring on HBO’s Getting On as Dawn, a deluded, oddly sexed-up, earnest, officious, sometimes kind nurse in the geriatric wing of a rundown hospital. For years, she has been an on-camera actor (MADtv, Good Night, and Good Luck, Shameless); a voice actor (Lois on Family Guy); and a writer (Family Guy, Shameless).

Will Scheffer, who with his husband, Mark V. Olsen, adapted Getting On from the BBC original — they were also the creators of Big Love — did not undersell Borstein’s talents in a telephone interview.

“I told Alex at the premiere, I grabbed her and I said: ‘I’ve worked with Ellen Burstyn, I’ve worked with Sissy Spacek, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny. I’ve worked with all these amazing actresses. And I think you’re the most talented actress that I’ve ever worked with.’”

Wow!

Scheffer continued: “She’s a brilliant talent. I hope this show helps her be seen as that.”

Getting On, which also stars Niecy Nash and Laurie Metcalf, has been under the radar (though Scheffer said, “We’re looking good for our second season.”). The original British series has continued, and this week won best sitcom at the British Comedy Awards. Here, the half-hour comedy is midway through its short run; its fourth episode (of six) airs Sunday night. I met Borstein for coffee recently in Pasadena, where she lives with her husband, Jackson Douglas, and their two small children. We discussed her disbelief over the grieving for Brian on Family Guy; why she wasn’t allowed to be Sookie on Gilmore Girls; and Seth MacFarlane.

And we especially talked about her love of Getting On, about which she said before we even sat down, “It’s just astonishing. I love it. I’m always shocked when anyone likes anything I like.”

You had just had a baby, your second kid, when you auditioned for Getting On. Were you looking for work?

Alex Borstein: I was writing. I was developing for BBC at the time. I got an email a week or two after having the baby about this audition — for the BBC. My first thought was A) I just had a baby, so fuck off and B) how tacky, I’m developing something else for the BBC. If I audition, they’ll think I have no faith in the thing I’m writing. But it turns out they poached me from their own thing, and said, “What about Alex Borstein for Dawn?” We literally went downstairs into the kids’ bedroom, and my husband put me on tape.

Exclusive: Alex Borstein’s audition for Getting On.

I never understand exactly how it works. You have sides from the script, and you just record yourself doing them?

AB: Yes. I was barely holding it together — no sleep, and the breastfeeding. It was really ridiculous on my part. But I was, like, I’ve got to do this. You literally just have the papers in your hand, and my husband had the camera. He was playing the other parts.

When we were shooting the show, I constantly felt like my instincts were wrong on this. We would do a take and I’d be, like, I think I nailed that. And they would run up to me and say, “That’s great. But it’s all wrong. Stop what you’re doing.”

The material is so interesting tonally, and the tone seems hard to achieve. What is a wrong take on it?

AB: There was one scene where I’m talking to Laurie Metcalf’s character. And she’s crushing my dreams in this moment about this raffle. While I’m talking to her, I was getting very upset and having my dreams being crushed. And Mark and Will came onto the set, and they were, like, “Mmm-mmm, mmm-mmm. You’re not upset. You can’t even fathom that’s what’s happening. You’re delusional. When someone’s crushing your dreams, you’re not even aware your dreams are being crushed.” I spent the first couple of minutes going, Fuck, they’re so wrong. They’re going to ruin the show and they don’t know what they’re talking about! Then I do it, and it’s like, Ucch, absolutely. They were absolutely right and I’m an idiot.

I have to ask about the translation scene, which is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. How did you do it?

AB: Honestly, you wouldn’t believe how it was shot. The woman playing the part of the Cambodian was really not an actress; I don’t know where they cast her from. Will was laying down under one of the beds telling her when to talk and when not to talk. She had to find what she was going to say, figure out how many times she was going to repeat it, and then no matter what happened between her and Will, Niecy and I had to continue saying whatever she was going to say. And sometimes she would say a little, sometimes she would say a lot. It was never the same twice. So I don’t know how the fuck they pieced it together. It’s a Christmas miracle. And Niecy’s face — there were sometimes when I had to look past her. It was really fun.

One of the funniest scenes ever? (And according to Will Scheffer, the “Chinese-y” line was Borstein’s improvisation.)

How do you feel the show’s been treated by HBO? It’s running at a weird time of year; the finale episode runs a few days after Christmas.

AB: Maybe I’m stupid, or maybe it’s the Dawn in me. But it never dawned on me — like, I read some reviews that said, “It’s too bad they’re burning this off during the holidays.” Maybe I’m just delusional or a dreamer.

I have no idea! They don’t have the same model, and they have only so many Sunday nights.

AB: I don’t know what to think! I don’t know if we’re going to get a second season. I don’t know anything yet.

What are your Family Guy duties these days?

AB: You said “doody.” Thank you, that’s my Family Guy mentality.

We switched just like that.

AB: Misogyny. Bush. Doody. Boobs. I’m not writing on the show anymore. I’m just doing voices; I was just there this morning recording. I was hoping to go back and write again this season. It’s kind of fun, I get to just keep creating new characters. But it was just impossible to figure out how to make that work. For them to get their money’s worth, they need a commitment.

So if you did a Family Guy episode today, when will that actually air?

AB: Nine months. Really a year.

So the episode you did today was for fall 2014?

AB: That’s why doing interviews about Family Guy is so difficult. They say, “What can you tell me about what’s coming?” And I’m so fucked up; I’m not sure what I’m allowed to talk about. We just had the episode where Brian was killed off.

I was going to ask about that.

AB: Good lord! How are human beings still functioning when the reaction that I’ve seen to a talking cartoon dog’s death is — there’s been more outrage than anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. The hate mail I’m getting on Twitter. Oh my god, it’s insane! Like, the responses I’m getting are, “Bring back Brian, you bitch!” Wait a minute!

That’s a humanitarian right there.

AB: “Brian better show up again next week, you fucking cunt!” It was insane. Really angry. And at me Like, dying. God bless America.

Lois and Brian in better times. Fox

You started as the voice of Lois. At what point did you become a writer on the show?

AB: I was working on MADtv. I met the woman who was developing Family Guy with Seth MacFarlane because she had also developed MADtv, Leslie Kolins Small. She hooked us up. I did his pilot for him. He was a 25-year-old who had written what he thought a mom and daughter would sound like, and it was a 25 year-old male’s perception. There just wasn’t that much there; he readily admits they were the least developed characters. After it got picked up and it was a show, I was in the booth and one of the writer-producers Chris Sheridan was there, and I improvised something. Just fucking around. And he laughed, and Seth laughed. And he said after that record session, “Would you ever consider writing on the show?” Are you kidding, I would love it. I was still doing MADtv, but we worked out a deal so after the table read I would go to Family Guy on Monday afternoons and consult as a writer.

What were those early days like there?

AB: Those days were magical. We were all so young, and no one had kids yet. In those days, it was such a family experience, going from 11 in the morning to 11 at night. With some of the funniest people I’ve ever worked with. Just the brains in the room: so smart and twisted and different. You were always chasing each other. It made you smarter and it made you quicker. Definitely more jaded and darker. It was like comedy school, man. It still is. It’s still just the funniest fucking people. And so smart. They keep finding new stories, and new ways to tell old stories.

What’s it been like to watch Seth MacFarlane’s ascension?

AB: It’s been kind of astonishing. It feels like a sibling. It’s probably how Eric Roberts feels; I’m the Eric Roberts of the MacFarlane family. I should show you this fucking picture of Seth and I from the very first record. For some reason we both have terrible bowl cuts. We’re just these idiots. Now he’s like a styled movie star. He’s the smartest, funniest person I’ve ever met. He’s got a different brain from the rest of us. He’s like an Amadeus.

With Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore Girls, you were the original Sookie, the part that Melissa McCarthy ended up taking over because MADtv wouldn’t let you out of your contract.

AB: I wanted to do both. They wouldn’t share me.

Was it a coincidence that Jackson Douglas, your husband, played Jackson on the show?

AB: One of our showrunners was Dan Palladino — he was a phenomenal Family Guy showrunner. He at one point said to me, “You know, Alex, you should read my wife’s pilot.” I was, like, “Why? It’s just going to depress me. I didn’t write it.” I read it and loved it. He said, “Could you audition for this?”

We shot the pilot in this tiny town called Markham near Toronto, Canada. My husband was there because we were traveling together. Dan and Amy, his wife, Amy Sherman-Palladino, we became friends. We had a blast and just laughed our asses off. They found Jackson to be quirky and interesting, and our relationship to be funny. They ended up writing him in as Sookie’s love interest.

So you had the freedom to go and do this pilot, but then what happened that stopped you from being on the show?

AB: I was loving MADtv, and thought there’s got to be a way to do both things. And Amy said, “Let me call them, I know we can work this out. I will shoot Sunday through Thursday so I can shoot you Sunday.” I was so hopeful. Everyone was leading me to believe it was possible. The exec producer at MADtv at the time was, like, “Yeah, yeah, there’s no reason we can’t make this work.” What I didn’t know was the emails behind my back were, like, “Absolutely not.” I think it was a Fox-WB thing. So it kind of blew up. Very disappointing. But now I feel — I’m not mystical or anything. But it worked out really fucking well. I wouldn’t have been that comfortable with Jackson and I — they had them getting married and having kids. I don’t think I would have wanted to do that on screen with my real-life husband. And Melissa is fucking amazing. And the two of them got along. I think it was better. And there were all these opportunities I wouldn’t have had. I got to do Good Night, and Good Luck, and it was the coolest. It’s all good. At the time it sucked! I was so pissed. And then going back to MADtv, I was a petulant teenager.

Did you feel they were out to get you?

AB: These fuckers! How dare they value me! How dare they want me to stay on a show that I signed a contract to stay on! A little bit of an asshole. I was. It just hurt.

Alex Borstein with Bullseye the Target dog in October. Jason Merritt / Getty Images for GLSEN

Who would you want to work with?

AB: I think Lena Dunham’s brilliant. Vince Gilligan — Breaking Bad, I know it’s boring to say now, but it’s brilliant. He’s a genius. But I don’t feel like I need to work with him; I just want to watch what he does next. Here’s the scary thing: Right now, I feel like I could just be done. I feel like I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do. I’d love to have something I’m writing go. But Getting On is just the pinnacle. For me, it’s exactly what I’ve always wanted. I don’t care if it leads to movies. This is just perfection. Good material. Incredible people I’m working with. There’s no drama, there’s no bullshit. It’s just cool. Isn’t that sad? I’m done. I can just retire.

Wow. No more aspirations.

AB: Isn’t that weird? What do I do?

This interview has been edited and condensed.

Getting On airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on HBO

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Provides DVD Commentary For “Kindergarten Cop,” “Predator,” And “Commando”

Arnold Schwarzenegger Provides DVD Commentary For "Kindergarten Cop," "Predator," And "Commando"

Between his Reddit AMA and the fake DVD commentary he recorded for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon done in the same vein as his commentary for Total Recall — I think Arnold “gets” the Internet, you guys.

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19 “Walking Dead” Mysteries Debunked By The Cast

19 "Walking Dead" Mysteries Debunked By The Cast

We all have questions about The Walking Dead. Lucky for us, the show’s stars have answers.

BuzzFeed sat down with Norman Reedus (Daryl), Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Steven Yeun (Glenn), and Danai Gurira (Michonne) to debunk some of the pressing mysteries that pop up in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Like, how do you maintain good dental hygiene when Walkers abound? And why does Rick eye-fuck the camera so damn much?

Read below to see what they said…

1. Who mows the grass outside the prison?

Andrew Lincoln: There’s a zombie prison-mower guy. Who else do you think it is? Have you not seen him in the back of shots?

Steven Yeun: Oh my god, we need to fix this shit. I don’t know, maybe the Walkers eat it? They need some green. They need the carbs.

Norman Reedus: Maybe the zombie virus is in the grass. When we shoot on location in towns or whatever, we put up signs that say, ‘Please don’t mow your grass.’

2. How does one maintain well-trimmed facial hair in the midst of a zombie takeover? (And why doesn’t Glenn ever grow facial hair?)

 

NR: This is six months’ worth of growth right here. So if we shave this, it won’t come back till next Christmas. This is the beard of a 14-year-old.

SY: They won’t let me [grow a beard]! They won’t let me do it. I come in with whatever I can grow, and they say no, because it probably does look disgusting. It gets stringy, and I don’t think anybody wants that.

AL: I think I trained at the Steven Yeun School for Beard Growth. So, basically it goes to the point at which it just stops growing, or very little grows. So, Steven Yeun trained me.

3. Why is Rick constantly eye-fucking the camera?

AL: It’s a technique I learned in my third year of drama school. It was second term, and it was called Eye Fucking. So yeah, I’ve built a solid career out of eye fucking.

4. How many sleeveless shirts does Daryl own?

NR: So far it’s been about three. I’ve pretty much worn the same thing since Season 1. I think that’s just his thing. A crossbow is one of those things where you’ve gotta move, you’ve gotta pull, and you have to have give — which was the idea behind the poncho as well, you can move in a poncho. And you can also wad it up and use it as a blanket and a pillow. I tried to introduce the poncho in Season 2 and they were like, “Nah.” The idea was it was a horse blanket that I cut a hole in and just put on me. The sleeveless thing, that’s just his vibe, which sucks, because I’m constantly having to lift weights to match those little-action figure muscles.

5. How do you maintain dental hygiene in the zombie apocalypse?

SY: Isn’t it if you’re on a paleo diet, your teeth don’t rot? I’ll say that — we don’t have sugary foods.

AL: Toothpaste. There is actually a line this season, “Make sure you brush your teeth, Carl.” That’s my favorite line.

Danai Gurira: Or do they?! I think that you just get used to each other. And there’s actually a lot of stuff in the prison stored up there. That’s why the prison was such a spectacular find, because it’s stocked. I think there’s also a lot of natural remedies too — there’s mint leaves, and chewing bark.

6. Did Andrea and Michonne ever hook up?

DG: No, no, no. They did not.

If Andrea and Michonne didn’t hook up, then where are all the gay people?

SY: I think they’re everywhere. They just don’t have to say it. We just accept everyone for who they are.

7. What happened to Glenn’s baseball cap?

 

SY: It’s still there. I think it’s more of a symbolic choice that Glenn has grown up. And that baseball hat is still there because that Glenn still exists, but there are other things to worry about at this point.

8. If zombies are attracted to loud noises, then why does Daryl ride a motorcycle?

NR: They’re good on gas. You can get away quick. He rides solo. He doesn’t have to ride with someone. And he just doesn’t give a fuck. It’s a symbol, it’s his brother’s bike — he’s not going to put it down.

9. How do the cars stay so clean?

SY: There’s an operational carwash still — it’s a Breaking Bad crossover.

AL: It isn’t our doing! We’re trying to wreck those cars, believe me.

10. Will Carol and Daryl ever hook up?

NR: Once that happens it’s done, ya know? All the little awkward moments in between boys and girls when there’s a thing and not a thing is way more interesting to play than just throwing her up against a tree in the moonlight, and then that thing’s done. I don’t think he’s emotionally stable enough to care about her like that or be cared about like that.

SY: There’s still hope in this world. “Never say never.” —Justin Bieber

11. How have they not run out of ammo yet?

AL: We found a lot of ammo in the tombs last season. Also, we go on raids, so that’s when we go and collect things and bring them back.

12. How does Daryl’s hair stay salon fresh in the midst of zombie attacks?

NR: “It’s so not perfectly coiffed,” he laughs. “I just let it grow. I’m going for the wild animal look. I wanna find some time to just take a knife and cut holes in my hair, just go nuts. I just don’t cut it — this is just where it goes.”

13. Why exactly is Michonne so very, very quiet?

DG: Everybody in this realm is a product of their trauma. Michonne’s trauma definitely connects with her words and communicating, and how that left her in a place where she didn’t want to discuss her trauma. She always wanted to have a more powerful position in any situation she was in, and she found that communication had weakened her position. So the less you converse, the less you reveal, and the more you learn about others. Because a lot of people can’t stand that, and need to talk, and you’re getting the upper hand. And I think that’s a part of her strategy.

14. How is Glenn still alive at this point, and why does everyone always put him in danger?

SY: I don’t fucking know. He eats shit so much. But Glenn’s resounding thing is resilience. So he has heart, and he’s resilient.

15. How did Daryl become so awesome with nicknames?

NR: I think he watched a lot of television as a kid. He’s kind of one of those quick-witted guys. He’s quiet until he says something, and he’s especially good at putting you down when he’s angry at you. He’s just shooting the shit, and everything’s fine, but he’s got this scorpion effect when he has to zap you down. He knows how to do it. I think that comes with growing up with an asshole brother —brothers in general are quick with each other.

16. Is there any truth to the theory that Toy Story and The Walking Dead have the same plot?

SY: I did hear something like that, like the governor’s the purple bear? Actually, Robert Kirkman has said on record that he based the entire Walking Dead on Toy Story. He has not. I have no idea. Who is Glenn in Toy Story? Is he Mr. Potato Head, maybe because he has a Mrs. Potato Head?

NR: Can I be the dinosaur? Fuck yeah.

17. Is Michonne a cat lady?

DG: She is a cat lady, I am not. I’m a dog person, she’s a cat lady. Cats keep to themselves, they mind their own business, they’re not trying to please you — that’s Michonne.

Where’s that cat statue?

DG: It’s in my cell!

18. Daryl seems like the ultimate badass, but was there ever a moment when he was really afraid?

NR: The arena scene with Merle. I tried to play that like I was going into an execution of my own. He’s a fearless guy, but it’s always the smallest dogs that bark the loudest. He’s always been fighting, because he’s always had his back against the wall. He’s always had to fight. The lower I could make myself, and the more afraid I could make myself, the more it’s about my brother and me. If you look really carefully at that scene in particular, you’ve got this Governor shouting all these things and being a badass. And when The Governor takes the hood off my face I kind of back up into him because I see my brother, and it’s more about that. “I finally found you, and we’re going to die, and look what you got me into.”

19. When did Hershel become Santa?

SY: Since he was born. He’s always been destined to be Santa Claus.

AL: On his off-season he started to play Saint Nicholas in Los Angeles in one of the malls downtown. I’ve sat on his knee many times, and Norman dresses up as one of his little helpers. They’re taking it on the road.

The Walking Dead Season 4 premieres Sunday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on AMC.

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Experts Say It’s Impossible For These Relics To Be Cursed. But These Stories…

Experts Say It's Impossible For These Relics To Be Cursed. But These Stories...

If you’re at least a little bit superstitious, you probably have one object in your home you believe to be cursed. (I once owned pants that, if worn, would make my day instantly terrible. Only bad things happened in that pair of jeans.)

Some might say these “cursed items” are normal and any curse is in my head…but wait. Check out these famous stories of cursed objects.

You might just change your tune.

1.) Maori Warrior Masks

The indigenous population of New Zealand, or the Maori, would carve and paint these masks before heading off to battle. If a warrior died, his spirit was said to still live within the mask. While the Maori have long since used the masks, supposedly the spirits within them terrorize women, pregnant women especially, giving them bad luck and harm to them and their children. One British museum even posted a sign warning women of touching these evil tokens.

2.) Terra Cotta Army

A group of Chinese farmers uncovered an army of life size clay figurine soldiers now known to the world and the Terra Cotta Army in 1974. Since that fateful day, the farmers carried out unfortunate lives. Three died very young. One killed himself. The others were plagued by debt their entire lives, never able to cash in on their finding responsibly.

3.) The Ice Man.

The remains of a man from 5,000 years ago were found in the Alps in 1991. In just 13 years, seven of the thirteen members of the expedition have died. What are the chances?

4.) Devil’s Pool.

In Australia, the Aboriginal peoples have a legend about Devil’s Pool in Far North Queensland. They say it is cursed by an old witch. Maybe there is something to this, seeing as how the falls claimed the lives of 17 people since 1959.

5.) The Hope Diamond.

Before the diamond was on exhibit by the Smithsonian, several of it’s owners met a cruel fate (vi aLord of the Rings style). Jean Babtiste Tefernier even died because of a seemingly random pack of rabid dogs attacked him.

6.) Uluru Rocks.

After stealing rocks from the sacred Aboriginal named Uluru in the Australian outback, many visitors end up sending them back because they believe the rocks have given them bad luck and tragedy. It’s also totally illegal to take the rocks, but that didn’t seem to stop them.

I’m glad that pair of pants never got anyone killed, but I still want to burn them ceremoniously just in case. Let the spirits haunt a new pair of pants.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Reese Witherspoon Were The Best Part Of The Golden Globes

Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Reese Witherspoon Were The Best Part Of The Golden Globes

1. During Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes monologue, they mocked Julia Louis-Dreyfus — a double nominee for Veep and Enough Said — for sitting in the film section of the audience instead of with her fellow television folk.

 

2. But JLD, who was puffing on an e-cig while sitting next to Reese Witherspoon (because, why not?), could not be bothered.

 

4. Especially not for a selfie.

 

5. The best.

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Here Are 24 Photos From The Past That Prove It Was Absolutely INSANE. #3 Is Just… OMG.

Here Are 24 Photos From The Past That Prove It Was Absolutely INSANE. #3 Is Just... OMG.

Modern advancements in medicine and technology has resulted in more educated people throughout the world. It doesn’t mean that everyone is qualified to be a doctor, but in a country like the United States, many people at least have common sense. Throughout history, humans have always had a thirst for knowledge. We have attempted to find solutions to our problems since we began walking upright. However, there were times when our efforts were there, but the science and technology could not find the answers to the most common problems… So, as a result, these strange and downright creepy items were created. Some were used for medicine, others for torture and even more for social reasons. One fact remains the same: they are terrifying.

1.) An 18th century witch’s chair, meant to kill the user via blood loss.

2.) 17th century poison cabinet.

3.) Victorian post-mortem photography stand.

Here, you can see a child’s body held up for a photo with one of the stands.

4.) Blood-letting fleams.

5.) 16th century male chastity belt.

6.) Early 1900s carnival side show prop, a mummy head.

7.) Norton motorcycle and its side coffin.

8.) In 1938, the London post office allowed people to send game, as long as no liquids were dripping.

9.) 1800s slave sale advertisement, complete with descriptions.

10.) A prosthetic toe found in the tomb of Tabeketenmut in the necropolis of Thebes.

11.) Early 19th century vampire hunting kid.

12.) Medical bone saws.

13.) Prosthetic left arm, 1850-1910.

14.) Victorian morphine set.

15.) Mary Magdalene in the basilica crypt of St. Maximinin la Saint Baume in France.

16.) Spring-loaded penis in a box, 19th century.

17.) Preserved medical oddities at the Mutter Museum.

18.) 17th century anatomical models.

19.) Old medical poster warning against “cooties.”

20.) Vintage freak show performers.

21.) Dr. Louis Auzoux’s paper mache gynecological model from 1880.

22.) Vintage Halloween costume.

23.) A Victorian caged grave, meant to keep the dead from escaping their tomb, in case they were a vampire.

(H/T Ebaumsworld) It seems that almost anything from a certain time period in history is inherently creepy. If time machines were real, you shouldn’t use one to go back in time. After all, you might end up chained to a strange torture device or, even worse, wearing a chastity belt. Can you believe these were actually used? Share this creepy list with others!

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You’ll Need To Look Twice To See What’s Really Going On In These 37 Photos. Wow.

You'll Need To Look Twice To See What's Really Going On In These 37 Photos. Wow.

It’s easy to trick the human brain into seeing something that’s not there. Even when we’re aware that there are illusions in effect, we can be fooled. There is something about how our brains process information that allows people to mold our perceptions. Take the photos below, for example. Each of them contain a brilliant optical illusion. Even though you know that’s the case, we bet each one will make you do a double take. They’re genius.

1.) Pssst, there’s a woman there.

2.) Owl or… not?

3.) Harvesting a moon.

4.) Big cup… or small helicopter?

5.) Mmm, straight from the source.

6.) Where does she stop and the world begin?

7.) Oh, hi there.

8.) A real-life mermaid?

9.) At first I thought this was a caterpillar…

10.) No, it’s not dirty at all.

11.) An inspirational illusion.

12.) Now that’s how you blow a horn.

13.) Life and death, combined.

14.) MMM. Cloud-flavored. My favorite.

15.) I thought Congress controlled the sun?

16.) Wait a second…

17.) A dinner party or something more?

18.) He’s as stubborn as a mule.

19.) That wheel might be a bit big…

20.) Ah, the elegance of a ballerina.

21.) SUP?

22.) Hey, let go!

23.) Nooooooo.

24.) He always hated when people would call him fuzzy face.

25.) LOLOL.

26.) Vroom, vroom!

27.) Who is holding who?

28.) Who said mythical creatures aren’t real?

29.) That’s no leopard.

30.) Want to go on a magic carpet ride?

31.) But where did it go?!

32.) Something doesn’t seem right here.

33.) A little to the left, guys.

34.) Who knew storks were so fast?

35.) Woah. That cat is magical.

36.) Leave those little guys alone!

37.) The first human-centaur wedding was a monumental day.

Whether you wanted to or not, your brain probably interpreted each of those photos as the illusion intended. It’s hard not to see what the photographer wanted you to. Fool your friends and share these optical illusion photos by clicking below.

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