Aaron Collins, a computer technician from Lexington, Kentucky, passed away last year at the tragically young age of 30. In his will, he specified a unique last wish he wanted his family to fulfill: “Leave an awesome tip … I mean $500 on a fucking pizza.” His brother Seth took up the challenge, starting a website to raise funds to carry out his brother’s request. And then something crazy happened: instead of $500, he raised $60,000.
Seth decided to use all that money to raise the stakes on his brother’s wish. Instead of leaving just one surprise $500 tip, Seth is embarking on a cross-country road trip with the goal of surprising servers in all 50 states. He has already given out 54 huge tips, and is documenting all the server reactions on a website called Aaron’s Last Wish. Check out the video of the first tip above. I think it’s safe to say that Aaron would be very proud. [YouTube via Daily Mail]
“Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere is currently traveling around Croatia with her Ukranian boxer boyfriend/possible fiance Wladimir Klitschko. The happy couple is famous for their drastic height difference (she’s 5’1″, he’s 6’6″), and Hayden played up her diminutive stature by tweeting this picture of herself with a giant tub of Nutella with the caption, “Breakfast, anyone?” Yes, please! Pass me that gigantic spoon and let’s do this. [Daily Mail]
As much as we can all appreciate a beautifully layered braid or a pair of structured twists, sometimes — especially in the disgustingly hot summer months — you just want to pull your hair back with a few bobby pins and call it a day. I love the idea of using multiple bobby pins in different bright colors, as shown here by the lovely Katharine McPhee. Suddenly your desperate attempt to get your bangs off your face becomes a bona fide hairstyle! Another bonus? This style is doable for literally any hair length or type — short, long, straight, curly, and anything in between. Try these Scunci no slip bobby pins, which come in a rainbow of summery colors, to get the look for yourself.
I’m not sure we should be encouraging anyone to put firecrackers in their mouth (I’m sure there was a 2001 episode of “Jackass” that already did that), but if you are yearning to munch on a firework without, you know, dying, you might want to whip up a batch of these firecracker cupcakes. They don’t just look like the real thing — they’re also filled with Pop Rocks to cause a mini explosion in your mouth. How festive! Happy 4th of July! [She Knows via Neatorama]
A couple months ago, we saw an artist’s rendition of what Barbie might look like without makeup (and a few nights of no sleep). Now artist Nickolay Lamm has created a mockup version of Barbie based on the average measurements of 19-year-old American woman. As we all know, if Barbie were real she would spend most of her time tipping over due to her completely unrealistic, back-breaking proportions. Average Barbie looks much more sturdy, no? [Yahoo Shine]
Every summer I get completely obsessed with the combination of white jeans and orange blouses. It’s such a fun, bold, Creamsicle-esque look, and yet I’m always too scared to wear it myself due to my remarkable propensity for spilling condiments on myself. This summer I’m feeling particularly motivated to be brave and achieve my style goal (possibly while wearing a full-length bib), and Eva Longoria is my muse. Want to join me in stealing her style? Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »