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]
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 »
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 »
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]