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Meet Emma Pickles, A Teenage Makeup Magician

Katy Perry is looking particularly lovely today, isn’t she? Oh, wait. That’s not Katy Perry. It’s Emma Pickles, an 18-year-old makeup wiz from the U.K. who has made quite the name for herself with her astonishing makeup skills and YouTube tutorials. Emma once suffered from social anxiety so crippling she could barely bring herself to ask for a ticket at the movie theater, but she made good use of all the time she spent cooped up at home, teaching herself to recreate the makeup looks of trendy celebrities and iconic movie characters. Click on the gallery to see more of Emma’s handiwork, including a super creepy version of the Joker and a pop art painting come to life! [Daily Mail]

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Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Received Disability Benefits For His Heavy Metal Addiction

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His mullet got him kicked out of a bar. Read More »
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Dear Roger Tullgren AKA The Guy Who Received Disability Benefits For His Heavy Metal Addiction,

A lot of people claim to lead a heavy metal lifestyle, but as far as I know, you’re the only one who has had three separate psychologists confirm that your obsession with heavy metal is actually a clinical addiction. After you were fired for skipping work to attend metal shows and blasting Black Sabbath all day, you got the Swedish government to help support your lifestyle. How? Well, you described it best: “I signed a form saying: ‘Roger feels compelled to show his heavy metal style. This puts him in a difficult situation on the labor market. Therefore he needs extra financial help.’”

Roger, even though you’re no longer receiving disability benefits, I feel compelled to tell you that I love your heavy metal style. Never change, OK? And if you ever need a date for a hardcore show, I’m pretty sure I have enough black eyeliner for both of us.

XOXO
Winona

[Oddity Central]

A Christmas Miracle! Stolen Mini-Pony Returned To Circus

Unicorn, Pony or Dolphin?
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Tavi Pets A Mini Horse
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A miniature pony named Fridolin (not pictured, that’s another mini pony, sorry) that was stolen from a circus was returned safely after being missing for two weeks. The pony was taken in mid-December from the traveling Vienna Christmas Circus. Circus director Adolf Lauenburger told reporters he wasn’t interested in punishment, he just wanted the pony back. “Fridolin is the tiny star of our animal crew and works together with another horse to entertain the public. One of the great things about him is that he doesn’t have a fixed schedule – he just does what he wants and is a real natural performer in entertaining. Nobody taught him – he just seems to know.”

I love a pony that just “does what he wants.” Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: Man Issued Formal Warning For Farting Too Much At Work

Be My BF: Farts
This guy used farts as a weapon. Read More »
Fart In A Jar
An open letter to the girl who sold her fart on Ebay. Read More »
Be My BF: Panty Thief
This man's passion in life is stealing women's underwear. Read More »
Female Farts
Some common types of female farts. Read More »

Dear 38-Year-Old Anonymous Man,

You must be dying of embarrassment right now after receiving a five-page, formal letter of reprimand from your employer accusing you of “uncontrollable flatulence” that is creating an “intolerable” and “hostile” environment for coworkers. OUCH.

Apparently, you told your supervisor that you suffered from “some medical conditions,” but he or she isn’t buying it. Your manager stated that “nothing that you have submitted has indicated that you would have uncontrollable flatulence. It is my belief that you can control this condition.” Keep reading »

Watch A Shark Tank Burst Inside A Chinese Shopping Mall

Maru In A Box
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Oh, look, Maru's got a new box. Read More »
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It's our new favorite cross-breed, that's what. Read More »
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Monkey in a tiny coat found wandering the IKEA parking lot. Read More »
morning quickies
Take That, "Shark Week"
  • New Thing To Be Afraid Of: an aquarium filled with sharks burst inside a shopping mall in Shanghai, China, injuring 16 people and God knows how many sharks, fish and turtles. This is so scary. [HyperVocal]
  • “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy and his husband David Miller welcomed a son named Logan on Christmas Eve. Mazel tov! [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Meet 20 people who are grossed out and highly offended by Spotify’s Trojan condom ads. [Mashable]

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Want To Protect Your Liver This New Year’s Eve? Eat Some Asparagus

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Best NYE Ever
...hopefully it'll be the one to come. Read More »

If you’re planning to party like a rock star this New Year’s Eve, you might want to take a break from pounding Jagerbombs to pounding a plate of sauteed asparagus. According to a study in the Journal of Food Science, certain amino acids and minerals found in asparagus have the power to flush out “cellular toxicities.” As the lead researcher explains, ”These results provide evidence of how the biological functions of asparagus can help alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells.” This study doesn’t guarantee that asparagus will cure your hangover, but hey, weird-smelling pee is a small price to pay for the possibility of a headache-free morning on the first day of 2013. Now that we’re on the topic of hangovers, do you have any of your own hangover remedies you’d like to share? Have you ever tried the asparagus cure? Did it work? [Pop Sci]

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