This Guy Turned His Wife’s Shopping Trips Into a Hilarious Game

What to do while your significant other shops is a question that Western men have had to deal with since the birth of the shopping mall. Enterprising husband Steve Venegas has come up with a creative and fun game to play that will make shopping fun again. [Read more…]

The game is simple – dress up as a mannequin at the store you (or your significant other) is shopping at and take a picture. Venegas’ pictures are hilarious because, in most of them, he does his best to strike the same pose as the mannequin next to him. Each picture looks like he’s posing with a pale, decapitated twin brother. He shares the pictures, part of his Gap Mannequin Project, on the project’s Tumblr, gapmannequinproject.tumblr.com.

Now, instead of wasting money at cafes, bars or electronics stores, guys will finally have a way to have fun while their second halves shop. And obviously, the game translates well to women who are bored of shopping as well. If you try this “game” out, send us your pics!

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World’s Cutest Dwarf Kitten Becomes Internet Sensation, Hangs Out With Grumpy Cat

Meet Lil Bub, a truly magical space cat. Found in a tool shed in rural Indiana and born with lots of genetic anomalies, this kitten is healthy nonetheless, managing to garner attention as possibly the cutest kitty on the internet. Her owner, Mike Bridavsky, even says that she might be from outer space! [Read more…]

“Originally it was just because she looks like an alien <…> her personality, her demeanor, the way she travels – she’s not a cat. She’s this complete one-of-a-kind creature, like Gizmo”,- says Bridavsky. So what started as a few photos on the internet of an adorable new pet has now turned into quite a serious deal – Lil Bub has over 200,000 Instagram and Facebook followers, millions of Youtube viewers, her own web TV show with guest celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, a book, and an award-winning documentary. And if that’s not enough, she also advocates for homeless and special needs pets all over the universe.

Even more importantly, Bub has been sending positive vibes through the internet, spreading the message that being different is beautiful. Some of her fans have even said that Bub’s message has helped them get through hard times. So check this list of facts about the loveable Lil Bub below.

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Lil Bub was found in a tool shed in rural Indiana with a number of genetic difficulties

She is a “perma-kitten,” meaning she’ll stay kitten-sized her entire life

She has a case of dwarfism – her limbs are smaller than the rest of the body so she can’t jump or leap like other cats

Lil Bub’s toothless – that’s why her tongue is always hanging around, and she can’t really meow

She is a polydactyl cat, which means she has extra toes on all of her four paws (for a total of 22 toes, while most cats have 18)

Lil Bub has many celebrity friends, including the world’s hairiest cat Colonel Meow, Grumpy Cat, and even Robert De Niro

She has published a book – “Lil Bub’s Lil Book” – all about her intergalactic travels and daily adventures

And honestly, isn’t she one of the cutest creatures in the world?

She has also made an award-winning movie – “Lil Bub & Friendz”!

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Mystical Spanish Forests Captured In Enchanting Photos By Guillermo Carballa

Guillermo Caballa, a talented photographer based in Vigo, Spain, loves to take beautiful photos in the forests of Galicia together with his lovely dog Malu.

Caballa’s photos, which he shoots with an Olympus E-M5, caught our eye not just for their beauty, but for their distinctively introspective atmosphere as well. Most of his photos feature lonely forests wreathed in thick fog and a pensive man going for a walk, often together with the ever-loyal Malu. Their subdued but picturesque mood seems to calm and comfort the weary soul.

For more photos of mystical forests, be sure to check out this post about the Hallerbos forest in Belgium.

Source: 500px | Facebook

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Puppies and Kittens Have Imaginative Adventures With Household Objects

Now here’s an ultimate explosion of cuteness: a creative advertising campaign, that features both adorable puppies and kittens! Titled Life is Adventure, the photos series portray little fellows embarking on various adventures, set up from props on the ground. Created by graphic designer and art director Marek Farkas and photographer Miro Minarovich, the series was created as part of Hill’s pet food advertising campaign. Marek said this turned out to be one of the most appreciated projects from the clients’ side. [Read more…]

The concept of the series is based on the idea of safe adventures at home – this is why you see these cute pets becoming sailors, riding camels, or flying hot air balloons at the safety of their home environment. Although technically the idea for such set up is not entirely new, there is no way you could ignore how joyful and cute this execution is. The project was inspired by the work of Slovak photographer Miro Švolík, who would experiment with this creative solution in mid-ninetees. Rush of good emotions guaranteed!

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After Losing A Tooth, Norman The Hedgehog Became An Internet Celebrity

Cats are the overlords of the internet, but their reign does not go unchallenged – Norman the hedgehog is the latest in a line of adorable internet celebrity hedgehog celebrities (like Darcy and Marutaro) that are wooing the world with their irresistible cuteness.

Norman and his owner, Instagram user Brett Jessie, can’t help but pose for cute photos with each other. The hedgehog is a goofball – as Jessie like to remind his fans, “doesn’t understand the concept of personal space” and often likes to nestle in Jessie’s beard. His owner was worried when Norman recently lost a tooth, but he says that Norman has gotten used to it and is doing fine.  Although the pair has only 675 followers on Instagram, their photos have become wildly popular on Reddit. [Read more…]

There are quite a few different species of hedgehog out there, but the African pygmy hedgehog is the one most commonly available as a pet. They are known for being fairly quite pets, unlike guinea pigs and other rodents, which can often squeak or grunt through the night. Although they are quiet, they are also active, and love to move around in their cage, especially at night. They tend not to seek out human company or respond to calls, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of exceptions like Norman.

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Japanese Photographer Takes Beautiful Sun-Kissed Photos Of Cats

Cats undoubtedly rule the Internet, so no wonder that they have become inspirations for numerous photographers. Photographer Seiji Mamiya is one of them. Since 2011, he has been taking beautiful photos of cats like these and putting them on the Internet.

When a good eye for photography and a love of cats meet, the results are amazing! The photographer says that he wants to make people happy with his photos and he definitely delivers.

Seiji Mamiya was born in Tokyo, Japan. He has competed in and won numerous photo competitions. In 2014, he published a book featuring his beautiful feline photography.

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This Woman Keeps Two Pet Tigers In Her Backyard – And They’re As Loving And Playful As Kittens

Tigers are fearsome jungle cats that are near-universal symbols of ferocity, strength and courage, but 57-year-old Janice Haley of Orlando, Florida has a different perspective on the matter. To her, they’re also cuddly kitties. When you see her play with her two pets, 400-pound Bengal tiger Janda and 600-pound white Bengal tiger Saber, you’ll understand why – they’re about as loving and playful as their tiny domesticated cousins.

“As far as they’re concerned, I am mommy,” explains Haley. “They rub me in the face, they’ll let me kiss them on the nose.” The two tigers live in an enclosure in her backyard and are fed by hand 3 times a day. [Read more…]

It all began in 1995, when Haley decided to quit her boring desk job and, at her husband’s advice, begin working with exotic animals. She has had quite a few different big cats since then, and plenty of volunteers to help take care of them and play with them as well.

“People who consider it cruel to keep them in captivity have a point, to a point,” conceded Haley. “It is not the ideal place for a tiger to be, in a cage. But at this point, in the wild, there isn’t a lot hope out there for them anymore, and if there aren’t some of them left in cages there aren’t going to be any left at all in a couple of years from now… They are provided for and loved here. In my opinion, I wouldn’t mind being a tiger in my backyard.”

Source: Barcroft TV | dailymail

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The Pugs Of Westeros: Three Pugs Re-enact Game Of Thrones

Roxy, Blue and Bono are three cute pugs from California that love being dressed up and photographed by their owners – Phillip Lauer, 57, and his wife Sue, 47. Eventually, the couple was contacted by streaming service Blinkbox with an offer to make a short video of their adorable pug trio re-enacting the iconic TV show ‘Game of Thrones’.

Since Sue Lauer is a professional photographer and designer, the family couldn’t resist the challenge. Not only did the short video turn out amazing, the pictures look wonderfully funny as well.

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Robb Stark, Ned Stark and Jon Snow

Jon Snow

Tyrion Lannister

Daeneys Targaryen

King Joffrey

Grand Maester Pycelle and Oberyn Martell

Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger

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Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow

The Pugs of Westeros video:

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Wet Dog: Adorable Portraits Of Bathing Dogs by Sophie Gamand

Do you remember those old wall calendars with puppies sitting in baskets covered with flowers? Silly decorations are so yesterday – if you want to get a reaction, you need to stand out. That’s what French photographer Sophie Gamand did with her fittingly-titled Wet Dog photoshoot. [Read more…]

Gamand decided to create a natural and very cute series of dogs getting wet during their grooming procedures. What makes these photos funny is how realistically these little fellows react to water and shampoo. Some fur balls remain stoic and pretend that everything’s OK, even though they might be scared half to death (we all know how dogs “love” taking baths). Other poor creatures don’t even try to hide their emotions, and you can see the misery, surprise and even anger in their eyes. Don’t worry, though – not a single doggy was harmed during this photoshoot. Professional groomers accompanying the photographer knew what they were doing and took care of the photo models.

On her blog, Gamand share the idea behind the photos, saying that the series is “about grooming and the way we alter our dogs’ appearance to fit standards of hygiene and beauty.”

If you like these pictures, you should also check out Carli Davidson’s series of wet dog portraits – they’re just as full of character!

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Sandra Fluke takes her dog, Mr. President, to vote

http://twitter.com/#!/SandraFluke/status/473984995288039427

State Senate candidate and advocate for free stuff from the government Sandra Fluke tweeted her visit to the voting booth today in California’s primary election. At first it looks like Sandra is addressing President Obama to tell him the whereabouts of her dog. That doesn’t seem like a nice thing to do to your dog. (Obama ate a dog.) But that’s not what she was saying at all.

http://twitter.com/#!/Paul_ACE13/status/473986786008391683

Frankly, that’s really not a nice thing to do to your dog either.

http://twitter.com/#!/KeviKev10/status/473985838208929792

Towards the President or the dog?

http://twitter.com/#!/Kaki_4/status/473990095943397376

Disenfranchising allergy sufferers!

http://twitter.com/#!/WagStatecraft/status/473985513255215108

Anyone else wondering how Fluke can afford to buy clothes for her dog, but needs the government to pay for her birth control?

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