Here’s The Evolution Of What The Perfect Home Looked Like According To IKEA Catalogs

Whoever invented IKEA is a gosh darn genius. What’s even crazier is that the guy, Feodor Ingvar Kamprad, did it all when he was 17! Also sidenote I’m pretty sure my dresser is a Kamprad.

IKEA is the one stop shop for all things that you could ever need in your home and the craziest part is that you can get everything for pretty cheap. I always leave with a car full of things that I had no clue I needed.

IKEA’s catalog is pretty iconic too and has been around for a pretty long time. The following are IKEA catalogs dating back to 1951-2000, along with different facts about the company.

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“I = Ingvar- first name of our founder
K = Kamprad, his last name
E = Elmataryd the name of the farm Ingvar was raised on in Sweden
A = Agunnaryd the Village he grew up in.”

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There are IKEA stores in over 40 countries and territories around the globe.

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The IKEA Foundation donates tens of millions of Euros to charity each year thru funds set aside from IKEA profits.

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We have 13,000 co-workers in the US and plan to double that number by 2020.

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The IKEA Group Diversity & Inclusion Approach describes how we integrate diversity and inclusion into all aspects of our business; thereby, creating an inclusive climate.

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IKEA sells one BILLY bookshelf every 10 seconds.

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There are approximately 9500 home furnishing products in the IKEA range.

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In 2016 IKEA converted it’s entire lighting range to LED.

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Removing The Screws From Your Door Could Help Stop A Burglar From Breaking In

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It’s been years since Texas realtor Mariana Harrison moved into her first home, and one security tip from her father has remained with her ever since.

In a post that quickly went viral, Harrison shared her some advice for homeowners, home buyers, and pretty much anyone who owns a front door — an easy trick her father showed her that could slow a potential burglar.

 

 

And while it might seem counterintuitive, she advises that people should REMOVE their door screws to prevent crime.

Here’s why:

Speculative homes for sale are sometimes built with the least expensive materials that are available — door-lock screws included.

The screws in most front doors are often only about half of an inch long, short enough that a potential robber could easily break them with one swift and hard kick to the frame.

That’s why Harrison’s dad took out the short screws in her front door when she first moved into her apartment, replacing them with 4-inch screws.

“They can kick for a long time before they get tired,” Harrison wrote. “Making a burglar make a bunch of noise and be foiled in their initial plan can not only give you time to arm yourself but they will most likely move on to an easier target.”

 

 

It’s a simple job that requires a screwdriver and a few minutes of time to check. And the lucky homeowners and renters who remove the screws and find out they already had the long kind can screw them back in and rest assured would-be burglars will have a harder time breaking in.

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Everyone Made The Same Hilarious Joke When Obama Made Melania Trump Laugh This Past Weekend

Oh Obama, how we love it whenever you’re in the news. This is one of those feel good stories you just feel all warm and fuzzy afterwards. The only thing that could make it better would be a puppy in Obama’s arms or something.

Anyways, many political figures got together this past weekend due to the passing of former First Lady, Barbara Bush. It was a somber occasion but a beautiful eulogy was given by Jeb Bush.

Four former presidents and four First ladies were in attendance and many remarked over the photo and how they all came together. More notably though was a image was snapped of Obama sitting at the funeral along side Melania Trump.

The current President was away doing important things, visiting one of his golf resorts in Florida. But since POTUS was away, Obama slid in and showed us the first smile we’ve seen from Melania in ages.

The caption is pretty on point to be honest. Have you ever seen Donald And Michelle together? Nope because how would he react? Probably twittle his thumbs? Safe to say Twitter went in on the hilarity of this situation.

And my favorite one was short and sweet…

According to The White House, the reason for Donald’s absence was “to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family.”

Another Twitter user added:

“Nothing said class like Obama making Melania smile and feel welcome…knowing she supported her husband’s birther movement and asked on national television to see Obama’s birth certificate.”

Pretty true. Now back to the funny Tweets…

Here are a few images of times where she wasn’t smiling, you might see a correlation.

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Or what about that one time he thanked his wife for introducing him with a hug I mean handshake…

People’s reactions were a bit different for this one. Instead of getting the love and adoration that Obama received, they gave Trump the opposite.

Melania! Blink once if you need help, I think we can get Liam Neeson on the case for you!

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Study Finds Scented Candles May Release A Dangerous Cocktail Of Cancer-Causing Agents

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The cost of using scented candles to keep your house smelling fresh could be much higher than just the price tag on those expensive Yankee Candles.

According to a new study, scented candles might give off a lot more than just a pleasant aroma. They can react with other elements in the air to create a cancer-causing agent.

 

 

A professor at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science teamed up with the BBC Two series “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor” to measure levels of “volatile organic chemicals” making their way through six houses in the English city of York over five days.

Researchers asked each resident to write down any scented candles, air fresheners and cleaning products they used and how often, and then tested the air in each home.

The team says the chemical it found the most of was limonene, a substance used to give products that citrus smell. The homes that used the most scented candles and cleaning products also had the highest levels of that chemical.

 

Now, limonene itself isn’t particularly dangerous, but when it’s released into the air, it reacts with ozone to create formaldehyde — yes, the same formaldehyde used in embalming.

And that’s definitely not good, considering the National Cancer Institute has said formaldehyde is associated with several types of cancer.

Fortunately, the researchers say you can control the amount of limonene in the air by using fewer scented products and opting for fragrance-free cleaning agents.

Judging by the risk-to-reward ratio here, it might be best to do that.

 

 

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Dog Is Abandoned Due To His Deformed Face, But His New Family Loves Him No Matter What

Dogs are some of the most beautiful creatures on planet Earth. They love you unconditionally, and they don’t care who you are, just that you are existing and petting them. Humans aren’t as forgiving sometimes though, and that’s what faced our new favorite pup, Beaux Tox.

Yes it could be the greatest name ever for a pup, but it gets better when you hear his story!

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Even though he’s constantly smiling, Beaux’s past isn’t that great. Before his current owners he was discarded by his previous ones due to his facial deformity. His face got this way by his brothers and sisters smushing up against his face in the womb before birth.

But one day Jamie Hulit saw a picture on Facebook and knew she had to at least see this beautiful creature.

She told The Dodo:

“A friend of mine posted a picture of Beaux on Facebook saying he needed a foster or to be adopted — anything. That day I sent him a message saying, ‘I would love to take that dog in and give him a home.’”

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Some thought that Beaux might have a brain problem due to how his head was shaped, but after visiting a vet, a MRI confirmed his brain was just fine!

Beaux had bounced around before Hulit made her house his forever home. She said:

“Because of his facial deformity, the people who were breeding couldn’t sell him. So they gave him away for free.”

But then the man who received Beaux, his name was Lucky at the time, just left him out in the yard because his cats didn’t get along with Beaux. He was out there on his own outside for five years. It’s so sad.

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But that didn’t stop Beaux and his journey to find an owner for himself. Rescue groups tried to help and nothing changed. Hulit went to this man’s house and found a skeleton of a dog, it was tragic. She knew she had to save him.

“At that point I didn’t care how badly he might be ill. I just didn’t want him to go into the foster system again and be returned.”

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After getting Beaux away from his terrible owner, Hulit took him to the vet and didn’t get the best of news. The vet said that he had a 50-50 chance of survival due to a heartworm infection.

Hulit didn’t care and just kept believing.

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Beaux was on a oxygen tank for the first month of his recovery but Dr. Jay Rydberg stuck with him. It looked bad but the two just kept up hope.

And he finally started to show signs of recovery. Beaux gained enough weight and was able to go through with the heartworm treatment.

Hulit said:

“There are people who will pay high dollar for a dog’s papers, and I feel like I paid for his health certificate. “But I am 100 percent OK with that, knowing that he is now a happy, free guy.”

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Now Hulit and Beaux Tox are loving and life and back home. Hulit also has a 13-year old golden retriever mix, Riley, and they have become the best of friends.

Hulit concluded:

“He’s so full of life and he’s just brought so much to us.”

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Here Are 28 Illustrations Depicting What Is Wrong With The World From Gerhard Haderer

Have you ever heard of Gerhard Haderer before today? Well I hadn’t but his work is some of the best I’ve ever seen. He is known for creating satirical illustrations of real life problems and they are simply brilliant.

He was was detained by Greek police, due to his, ‘The Life Of Jesus,’ book. For some reason his depiction of Christ as a binge-drinking friend of Jimi Hendrix and naked surfer high on marijuana didn’t sit well in Greece.

His book was eventually banned in Greece, the first to be banned in 20 years. He served a few months of prison time until his appeal was actually given to him and he was acquitted. He didn’t even know the book was published in Greece until he got the warrant for his arrest.

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Guy Depicts Exactly What It’s Like To Have Two Female Roommates And It’s Spot On

Sometimes it can be hard living with people, and it can be especially difficult if you are the only guy in a three roommate situation. I have a feeling we are about to learn just how ummm interesting that bathroom of theirs can get.

Who are we talking about now? Craig Staples, along with his girlfriend and her best friend. Honestly I don’t know what kind of voodoo magic they did to him to get him to agree with that, but here we are.

After moving in with two ladies, Craig started to see some eye-opening things and wanted the world to know about them.

So he preceded to list the top 15 most…interesting things he encountered.

1. This is just about girls in general…

2. In the comfort of their own home, anything is on the table…

3. EVERYWHERE! And no where at the same dang time…

4. Start your night at 2:30…

5. Bath and Body Works is life

6. I’ve been here, because of my roommate I hate Ari too!

7. I think it’s “On Fleek” Craig…

8. Mmmm I’m hungry too…

9. Everyone knows a girl that could find Bigfoot if she wanted to.

10. English translation: robes. They are robes.

11. Thank Lady Gaga and Just Dance

12. EVERYTHING IS THE WORST!

13. Even the places you didn’t know about had to be cleaned.

14. The Sisterhood of the clothes or something like that right?

15. This is the most obvious one to me!

But would Craig have it any other way?

Looks like these ladies found a really great friend

If you want to check in on Craig and his roommate’s adventures you can check him out on Twitter here.

Couple’s Horrible Tipping ‘Trick’ Is Going Viral

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Even if you’ve never worked in the service industry before, you can likely empathize with the fact that waiters and waitresses often have to deal with unpleasant customers.

Despite this, some patrons still choose to antagonize restaurant staff time and time again.

 

 

A couple who fits that description recently shared a rude tipping strategy they like to employ on Facebook and it has the internet furious.

The so called ‘trick,’ according to the Facebook post, is to put five single bills on the table at the beginning of dinner for the waiter or waitress to see.

The post says you then take a dollar away for each time the server messes up. The unnamed poster claims you will receive the best service of your life and that is was “a good dinner experiment we both wanted to see play out.”

 

 

Although we couldn’t locate the original Facebook post (perhaps the couple deleted it when they realized how horrible it made them sound?) plenty of screen grabs of the advice have been shared on Twitter.

And people have not been holding back their feelings on the matter.

“If you want the wait staff to spit in your food, you could always just ask,” wrote one man.

Popular Method Of Cooking Rice May Be Poisoning You

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Rice lovers of the world, we have some terrible news for you.

A study conducted by scientists from Queen’s University Belfast found that boiling rice can expose those who eat it to unsafe amounts of arsenic — yes, that arsenic.

 

 

The deadly toxin has been shown to occur in the grain as a result of industrial pesticides used in the growing process.

Although there have been laws present since 2014 to protect the public from high levels of poison in rice, Professor Andy Meharg believes that more needs to be done to protect those who eat large amounts of rice from toxic substances.

 

 

Professor Meharg teamed up with the BBC program ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor‘ to share some useful tips on cooking rice that can reduce the level of poison present at the time of consumption.

Unfortunately, one of the most popular styles of rice preparation — boiling rice in water until the water is totally absorbed into the rice — causes rice to retain nearly all of its original arsenic.

Instead, Meharg recommends the following process:

Soak your rice overnight – this opens up the grain and allows the arsenic to escape

Drain the rice and rinse thoroughly with fresh water

For every part rice add five parts water and cook until the rice is tender – do not allow it to boil dry

Drain the rice and rinse again with hot water to get rid of the last of the cooking water

Serve your reduced-arsenic rice

Maybe it takes a little more time, but for the sake of reducing our arsenic intake, it seems like it’s worth the effort.

 

 

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Photographer Captures Incredibly Sad Images Of Shopping Mall Zoo In Thailand

You want to know what two things should never go together? Peanut Butter and gasoline. There is no scenario in life where those two words should be used in the same sentence. Another instance of this is Shopping Mall Zoo.

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That’s what photographer Aaron Gekoski found himself in at the Pata Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Yes that’s right you walk into an elevator at a mall, go up, and see some of the most distressed animals in captivity. This looks like something you would see in the apocalypse, not 2018.

Gekoski talked to The Dodo and said:

“The mall itself is innocuous, a little run-down, though you’d never guess such a place existed at the top of it.”

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Once he got there he couldn’t believe how terrible the conditions were. He then saw a orangutan laying defeated on the ground.

He went on to say:

“[It] was a sobering experience. In the wild, orangutans are generally solitary animals and spend very little time on the ground. They even build nests and sleep high up in the canopy. So to see them acting this way is completely unnatural behavior.”

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In addition to the orangutan there were two chimpanzees, a gorilla and three more orangutans. They had other animals too like flamingoes, ponies and more random animals. I really don’t get why PETA hasn’t caused an uproar about this place.

Gekoski said:

“It was a very dark, dirty and depressing place to visit and felt a little postapocalyptic. Orangutans share over 96 percent DNA with us and possess many human emotions — they seemed incredibly bored and depressed, as did the chimp.

One of the enclosures was so dirty you could barely make out there was a chimpanzee inside.”

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The gorilla that sits in his cage has been there for over 30 years. Her name is Bua Noi and she’s been there since she was a baby. Even though some conservationists have tried to save her, they have failed and she is still there.

Gekoski said that she, “just sat there tearing up pieces of paper and drinking from a plastic bottle.”

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He also mentioned:

“Tourists can get ahold of food to give to the animals. Behavior wasn’t being monitored closely. I even saw one man pulling and playing with an orangutan’s lip.”

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I wanted to seek another opinion other than Gekoski just to see how bad it really was. Look at a few of these Trip Advisor reviews.

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Gekoski concluded:

“Of the thousands of images I took in Thailand, this was one of the most hard-hitting. I’ve even had people contact me on social media saying it made them cry.

This is the sort of response I want to evoke in people — we need to get emotional about cruel wildlife tourism.”

Woman Plays IRS Phone Scammer At His Own Game, Gets Embarrassed And Hangs Up

We’ve all been there. We get a call from a number we don’t know and we answer anyway, just to be told we should buy something. I usually don’t answer these calls but when I do they are hilarious in every way, shape and form. They have no clue what to say when they get called out because they have to stick to their script.

Anyways this woman took this scam call to the next level. She got one from the “IRS” and she decided to go along with them, until they made no sense which was pretty quick.

She actually had a good amount of knowledge about how the IRS works and how they would never actually make such a call…

Let’s dive right in!

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Good luck to this guy, he has no clue what’s about to come at him. Or maybe he does, I feel like you would need to know that your job is literally illegal.

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Has anyone else gotten this exact call? I know I have sound off in the Facebook comments!

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Sadly if they are still making these calls, that means people are falling for them. So if you know someone that might fall for one, I’m looking at you grandma, make sure you inform them about such a thing!

Here’s How Much Co-Hosts Kelly Ripa And Ryan Seacrest Are Worth

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Seacrest, 42 — the American TV personality, producer, radio host and entrepreneur, among other things — has added another job to his unceasingly impressive resume as he joined forces with the renowned Kelly Ripa.The wildly successful duo has a combined net worth of $450 million.

Both entertainment powerhouses bring home a jaw-dropping paycheck every year — but how do the two stack up?

 

Ryan Seacrest reportedly rakes in $65 million annually. According to CelebrityNetWorth, he earned a $15 million salary as host of “American Idol,” but an additional $50 million comes from other executive producing and hosting jobs.

Seacrest hosted various shows before he landed the gig of a lifetime in 2002 as host of “American Idol.” His career took off from there, and has since accrued international fame and has become a household name. He’s produced reality shows including “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, can be found front-and-center on every major red carpet with E! News, and has won countless awards over the years.

 

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His net worth totals a whopping $350 million.

Kelly Ripa, talk show host, actress, and television producer, boasts a $20 million annual income and an approximate $100 million net worth. Following her break-out role playing playing Hayley Vaughn Santos on “All My Children” for 12 years, Ripa landed the gig as morning talk show host in 2001 with “Live with Regis and Kelly” and launched her career as an international television personality.

She landed the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2017.

 

 

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27 Memes That Will Make You Bust Out Laughing If You Are A Nurse

Nurses see some wild things at work. They are constantly being inundated with people that need their help and that can take a toll on their minds. I wouldn’t be able to answer the same question every day, that’s why I quit my job at Apple.

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18 Items You Should Never Pay For

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Nothing in life comes absolutely free, but there are things you can take advantage of getting for free in your everyday life.

Why go to a cafe that charges you for Wi-fi when you can go to one that offers it free of charge? And why shell out for someone to help you with tax preparation and filing when there are tons of reliable online resources you can use for free?

Being frugal is about being smart, and sometimes there are ways to cut expenses without having to sacrifice the services or items that you need.

There are alternative options and different methods for everything on this list, and paying for any of these is a spending mistake.

Here are 18 everyday items and services that you should never pay for:

ATM fees

Napkins

DVDs/VHS tapes

Bottled water

Travel-sized toiletries 

Foreign language lessons

Travel/navigation apps

Tax preparation

Museum tickets

News

Wi-fi outside of your home

Cable TV

Books (hard copy or on an e-reader)

Extended warranties on big purchases

Credit card usage abroad

Memory sticks/cards

Credit report/score

Long-distance phone calls

Sometimes, it’s as simple as utilizing the free version of an app instead of upgrading to the premium or taking advantage of free water in cafes and restaurants.

Of course, it’s difficult to cut the necessary costs in life, like groceries and gas.

But the good thing to know is that when you need to cut corners, there are certainly ways around the everyday expenses.

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Mom Freaks Out After Her Daughter Started Talking To Someone Down The Drain Of Their Sink

I don’t know if you have seen IT but it is one of the most terrifying movies in the past five years. When I first saw it I never looked at storm drains the same again. Also clowns are just the dang worst.

So when a Arizona mom heard her child say two words to a drain, she was very concerned.

It all started when they were brushing their teeth and Brianna’s three-year-old daughter looked into the drain of the sink and said, “Hi Georgie.”

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Brianna had just watched IT a month ago, so she instantly got chills when she heard her daughter say that. She said that she had to “legitimately had to hold back some tears.”

She told Unilad:

“Well, we got her the Peppa Pig set for Christmas, so I really don’t know exactly how long he was down there. But she and I were brushing our teeth together as we do every night before bed, with her standing on the toilet which is basically right up against the sink.

She leaned over to rinse her toothbrush off and stops dead in her tracks, fixated on the drain. Then she goes (in a creepy singsong voice she’s mastered at the age of 3) ‘Hi Georgie…’

My husband and I had just watched IT about a month ago so the movie was still fresh in my mind.

She looked up at me and I got chills. Like the kind of chills you get when someone is telling a ghost story around a campfire and I legitimately had to hold back some tears.”

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This is the stuff that movies are made of, and Brianna didn’t want to bring herself to look down the drain. She eventually did and felt a huge sigh of relief.

She described the whole ordeal on Twitter:

“My 3 year-old just made me crap my pants when she looked down our bathroom sink and goes ‘Hi Georgie…’ (Keep in mind she’s never seen a scary movie in her life, let alone IT).

Against my better judgement i look down the drain AND ..it’s Peppa Pig’s little brother, George.”

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Well THAT was a close call!

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Brianna went onto to Unilad:

“I needed to know at that pivotal moment in time If my child was the actual spawn of Satan, so I slowly brought my face down to the drain with my eyes closed.

When I opened them, I had to laugh at myself being so scared. The stinkin’ Pig.

The thing is, she watches Peppa Pig all the time. Even though he’s referred to as ‘Georgie’ a couple times in the show, she’s never called him that. So her decision to use that name instead of George is all the stranger.”

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After going viral, many people commented back saying that they read the tweet in Pennywise’s voice.

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So how did little Georgie get down there in the first place? His legs were gone and when Brianna talked to Thea, she said they had “been eaten.”

Maybe there is a creepy clown lurking around the corner…

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Abandoned Cat Walks 12 Miles Back To His Home Only To Be Abandoned Once Again

Sometimes when you move you can’t have your pet come with you. Either way you should still care about your animal and be sad about not being able to bring them. That wasn’t the case for Toby the cat.

This past February Toby was given away to another family but he had no clue why. For some reason he doesn’t speak English and his family couldn’t tell him. He must have thought it was a mistake because he ran away from his new family.

He actually ran 12 miles away back to his home with his old family. The fact was though, they didn’t want him.

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Tara Lynn who is the communications director for the SPCA of Wake County told The Dodo what happened next:

“They took him to a shelter and asked them to euthanize him. It was just so heartbreaking to know he made it all the way back to his family, and that was their response.”

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The public shelter couldn’t do such a thing, so they called the SPCA and they took him in right away. Toby was saved from his family who didn’t want him, so it was a win-win for everyone it seemed.

Once Toby was in the SPCA’s care, they gave him the proper medical treatment he needed.

Lynn said:

“He tested positive for feline immunodeficiency virus, and also had an upper respiratory infection. We got him treated for the infection, which took a little while.”

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I don’t think he missed his family anymore after his second relocation. The SPCA staff gave him all the love and attention he had previously begged for probably.

Lynn continued:

“He was very friendly. Just your sweet, typical cat — they want to get love and to love you.”

Now it was time to find Toby’s forever home. His adorable pictures got posted to social media and the phone was ringing off the hook for Toby.

Michele Puckett was the first to get to the shelter to meet him and it was like bread meeting butter for the first time. Lynn said:

“She had no hesitation whatsoever. She was on a job site and just dropped everything to come here.

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Puckett adopted him last week and her two other cats welcomed Toby home like he had been there forever.

Puckett also talked to The Dodo and said:

“He is just so sweet, cuddly and loving. He’s also pretty much taken over our bed, as if he’s lived here forever. He loves to relax and lay under our pillows.”

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Puckett couldn’t believe Toby’s past, it just didn’t make sense. All she cares about is that he found his way to her though. She’s incredibly grateful.

Because of Toby’s adoption story, Lynn is hopeful that other people will be more inclined to adopt. She concluded:

“There are tons of pets who are easily discarded by their families or a breeder. I really hope he inspires other people to go out and adopt.”

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Did You Know There’s A ‘Friends’ Monopoly And It’s Perfect For Your Next Game Night

Oh the 90’s. What a better time in society, even though we were in a different war. It was a somewhat safer time too. Don’t even get me started about how gas prices were wayyyy better. Honestly the best thing about the 90’s though was the TV shows. We had The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Seinfeld and of course Friends.

Friends graced our screens for ten years and reruns still get huge ratings so it was smart of them and Monopoly to team up for an amazing themed set! Maybe this one won’t even make you hate your friends and family!

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The game explains:

“Play as either Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Joey or Chandler by choosing one of the exclusive tokens which are iconic to the gang.

Will it be Rachel’s handbag, Ross’ dinosaur, Chandler’s sweater vest or even Phoebe’s acoustic guitar? As you pivot around the table you will be taken down memory lane of the best memories from Friends.”

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Matt LeBlanc recently shut down any possible reunion shows, saying:

“I don’t want to do it – simple. People want to know what happened to them. But it was about a finite period in a person’s life after college, before you settle down and start a family. To go back and revisit all these years later, well I don’t know what the story would be now. They would all have moved on from that period so it just wouldn’t be the same.”

More people need to be blunt like that when it comes to reboots. But that doesn’t mean you have to just binge reruns on Netflix! Sidenote, did you know that that was a thing? Yeah you can watch all your favorite episodes on Netflix!

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So how can you get your hands on it? You have a few different options, first you can nab it on Amazon which might be the easiest way even though it’s more expensive.

If it’s sold out there a site called “The Works” that sells them from England. Hurry though you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to pass Central Perk instead of GO right?!

So maybe you’re not that into Friends, but you love Monopoly?! Well there are A LOT of different themed versions. Just to name a few there is I Love Lucy, The Three Stooges, The Simpsons, Family Guy, SpongeBob SquarePants or Adventure Time.

Still not sold? Then go to the dark side and get the Monopoly game that is exclusively for the cheaters in your life. Maybe you are even one of them!

Just a few of the cheats that you are trying to get away with include:

– Removing a hotel from someone else’s property
– Moving another player’s token instead of your own on your turn.
– Giving someone less money than you owe them.
– Stealing money from the bank
– Taking an extra $100 in Monopoly money from the bank when you pass go.
– Collecting rent for someone else’s property
– Placing a hotel on one of your pieces of property

Take a look further at this version here!

Alright so I’ve given you like 17 different versions of Monopoly to get mad at your grandma with, but I’m not taking responsibility for your relationships that will go down over this.

Puppy Left To Die With A Zip Tie Around His Mouth Gets Saved When Someone Spotted Him On The Side Of The Road

When you’re out driving, enjoying the country roads the last thing you expect to see is a 10 week old puppy wandering around without anyone near him.

That’s what happened to Liz Heatherly as she was driving down the road in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. At first she didn’t know what it was, but as she got closer she knew she had to do something.

The pup wasn’t just alone, he was in bad condition. Whoever abandoned him, didn’t want him to live because he had his mouth zip-tied shut. If Heatherly hadn’t found him, he wouldn’t have made it.

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She, along with her mom and sister, parked the car and went back to try and gather the puppy. At first he was skittish and was hard to pin him down. Heatherly told The Dodo:

“Once we walked back to the spot where we had seen him, he ran from us into a drainage ditch that was about 6 feet down.

We had to slide on our bottoms to get down and my sister pulled us back up with a spare leash we had in the car.”

They immediately took the zip tie off and rushed him off to the nearby veterinarian.

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After being looked at by Dr. Bryant Phillips, the poor puppy was dehydrated, malnourished and had intestinal parasites that needed to be taken care of. Dr. Phillips thought that the pup had spent two or three days with the zip tie around his mouth.

Look at him! Who could ever do such a thing to those puppy eyes?!

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Heatherly and her family couldn’t let go of the pup who they eventually named Norman (great dog name by the way). They weren’t sure about how their other rescue dog, Jackson, would deal with a new dog in the family. But it’s safe to say she didn’t worry long…

Heatherly went on to say:

“I’ll never forget this, but when I walked in the backyard and Norman whined in my arms, Jackson jumped up to lick him and let him know it was going to be OK. Jackson loves Norman and it makes my heart so full looking at them playing together.”

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Image Via Liz Heatherly

It took a little bit, but threw hard work Norman eventually began to trust people once again.

“He’s so resilient. He took a horrible situation and he didn’t let it get him down. I honestly thought Norman would have trust issues or be afraid to let people touch around his mouth, but he has none of those issues. He is a leaping bundle of black fur that I wouldn’t trade for anything!”

As for Norman’s beauty marks? It’s been a few weeks since his rescue and he’s showing signs of healing. Norman is once again proving people wrong as he is bouncing back from a traumatic injury.

Heatherly concluded:

“Norman is our little miracle and I wouldn’t change him for the world.”

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Woman Immediately Regrets Ordering A “Healthy” Drink And Has A Literal Disaster In A Public Bathroom

First things first guys, using a public restroom is the worst. They are always dirty and have no ventilation just in case you do stank it up. There is really no win and that’s what Nicole McCourt found out in the worst way.

All she was trying to do was be healthy but she didn’t read in between the lines and see the signs that eventually ended in embarrassment to the max.

This was all detailed to her best friend and it’s really the only type of thing you can tell your best friend. Well I guess the rest of the world knows about her explosive bathroom mishap now…

It starts off so innocent too…

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Okay since Nicole is from England it seems that I have to do some translations. Holland and Barratts is a health shop, maybe like a scaled down Whole Foods if you will. Rochester Ginger is a brand of Ginger Beer.

Lastly no she didn’t order a pancake, she got like a oat bar, think like a Kashi bar. Okay so the stage is set, what could go wrong, right?

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That was the first red flag in this story. You’ll learn shortly why the cashier should have spoken up about her query into the flapjack and why Nicole should have asked why she was asking such a “random” question.

Hmmm why does her “tummy feel weird?”

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I’m guessing the smellys are perfumes in England and can that be a thing that catches on in America?

Anyways so it’s time to find a bathroom eh Nicole? We’ve all been there, and it seems like her situation went from 0 to 100 real quick.

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I feel like she abandoned all her things she was going to buy in the line at this point. But that’s what needed to happen. She couldn’t help it! Then she realized why this terribleness was happening to her…

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Yeah that will do the trick, a detox drink plus a fiber bar. It was all coming back to her now. Side note, I think it’s great that their go-to emoji was the poop emoji on Facebook, it couldn’t be more fitting.

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At this point the friend is dying on the other end probably. Either that or being totally disgusted but I think she is embracing her traumatized friend.

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She tried to make it smell better since it smelled like a sewer in there, but it didn’t really help.

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THEY LITERALLY GAGGED! Wow I can’t think of a more embarrassing situation!

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As a dude, I can’t even remember a time where my #2 duties made a person cry real tears. That’s honestly impressive.

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Yeah honestly I can’t believe that happened either, I know what you’re thinking! I’m surprised there isn’t a GoFundMe for the child that cried set up. That will take years of counseling to get over!

Let’s just hope Nicole doesn’t go on any Detox/Fiber diets anytime soon again…

France Bans Grocery Stores From Throwing Away Perfectly Good Food

This article originally appeared and was published on AOL.com

Chances are, a decent percentage of families won’t eat everything in their shopping cart, and that food will end up in an landfill along with nearly 35 million tons of perfectly edible food Americans throw away every year.

But one country is looking to change that — France just made it illegal for grocery stores to throw away edible food.

According to French newspaper Le Monde, officials just passed a bill in the National Assembly requiring food retailers donate edible, unused food to charity or to facilities where it can be broken down and reused as compost or animal feed.

French politician Arash Derambarsh sponsored the bill after he was horrified to see bleach being deliberately poured into supermarket garbages along with edible foods to stop people from rummaging through the trash.

The move by France is being applauded by food and environmental organizations worldwide, and the French politicians are hoping other countries hop on board.

Given that Americans toss out 20-percent more food than we did just 15 years ago, maybe it’s time to throw our hat in the ring, and no more food in the trash.

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