14 Rules with Good Intentions That Backfired Spectacularly

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Some say rules are meant to be broken, but sometimes you can break things even harder by following them to the letter. Here are 14 such examples of rules that were either exploited to disastrous effect or that resulted in the exact opposite outcome they intended.

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Cobra Effect.

2

Not so happy hour.

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Lunch times.

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Domino’s

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No booze party.

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Macy’s mayhem.

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Trash trouble

8

The Dazexiang Uprising

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Kindergarten genius

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This epic Barbados vs Grenada soccer match

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No more heated classrooms.

12

Greece’s Air Pollution problem.

13

Korea’s adult film ban.

14

Ambiguous school uniform rules.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/humor/2018/12/06/4SBzDQr/backfired-best-way

14 People on Twitter Who Are More Excited for Christmas Than You

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I was raised by parents who thought it was important to instill a few key beliefs in me — and two have stuck with me throughout the years. The first is to follow the golden rule and treat others the way you’d like to be treated. The second is to not begin putting up Christmas decorations until at least the Friday after Thanksgiving.

When I moved to L.A. this year, people’s absolute disregard for this second rule kind of blew my mind. The second Halloween was over, it seemed like the entire county of Los Angeles felt the need to fast-forward through November and blast Christmas carols while putting up their trees and lights.

No joke, some of the houses on my block have been decorated since the literal moment Halloween decorations came down, nearly two months before the holiday commemorating Jesus’ birth, or whatever. 

And people on Twitter seem to be just as excited as some of my IRL neighbors, even though it’s not even December. 

Below are 14 people who are definitely more excited than you about the holiday season.

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I’m not sure what it is about Christmas. Is it the presents? The fact that we’re seeing our family? Didn’t we just see them, like, last week for Thanksgiving?

According to some, it might be the irresistible food. “Can’t wait for Christmas dinner.. me hungry,” tweeted one user SAVAGELY, the day after Thanksgiving. Someone, give this person your leftovers.

Another adds, “The countdown until Christmas dinner is on, it’s literally all I’m thinking about. Can’t wait to smash a 10 course meal, 837 pigs in blankets, 6857 cheese and biscuits, and still have room for 1059 mince pies.”

Want to invite me over? The most I have to look forward to is probably a glass or three of champagne. 

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For many, the prime motivator seems to be the bright and colorful Christmas decorations. One person tweeted “I’d say sorry but I wouldn’t mean it. Yes I know it’s November but I don’t bloody care. One month til Christmas! I’m sooooooo excited!” beside a photo of a (literally) lit Christmas tree.

I appreciate the smell of fresh pine as much as the next person, but the sorry-not-sorry isn’t doing it for me here. 

Another person who isn’t ashamed of her unabashed holiday spirit writes “I love Christmas time. I love Christmas trees and Christmas lights and Christmas music and Christmas movies and Christmas cookies and Christmas decorations and Christmas break and Christmas socks and Jesus’s birthday and drinking hot chocolate and YA I JUST LOVE CHRISTMAS TIME!”

And others are disguising their holiday excitement with punny takes on Christmas decorations, like this guy who writes he “can’t wait to stand under the missile toe.”

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Someone else writes, “We are now exactly one month until Christmas, meaning you can eat whatever or drink whenever you want for the next 4 weeks. Look, I don’t make the laws people.” 

I think this brings us to the most compelling reason to be excited about the holidays: comfy clothes.

“Christmas pjs are back out!🎅🏼 cosy cosy,” writes one person on the platform. 

Another adds, “I’m excited for Christmas Eve where I can sit in comfy pyjamas, watching Christmas films and drinking hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows.” The day after Thanksgiving, one self-proclaimed “Staten Island guido” tweeted “Anyone know where I can find comfy cotton Christmas onesies?? Not those cheap feeling gross ones.”

This might be my favorite tweet of the season.

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For many others on Twitter, the excitement revolves around the giving and receiving of presents, as this person above writes in an all-too-relatable tweet.

Another adds, “My ‘going shopping for Christmas presents and buying myself something instead’ game is strong af.” Once again, relatable. Especially after all of those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Call me a grinch, but some people are taking this Christmas craze way too far. Like this person who writes “Wrapping Christmas presents is getting me in the mood for Christmas.” 

What!!! What kind of animal already has all the holiday presents they need and begins wrapping in November? I personally wait until two hours before Christmas Eve dinner, but that’s just me.

Others are taking the opportunity to start trolling their kids about their Christmas presents, probably in order to make them sweat and keep them on their best behavior for the next month.

“Got my children an ex-box for Christmas. Can’t wait to see their little faces,” writes one dad alongside this photo. 

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If I had to pick my favorite-ever dad joke, this might just be it.

Merry Christmas, you crazy early birds. Remember to space out your excitement over the next 20-something days.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/11/28/nautPE5/funny-christmas-tweets

14 Things Sitting in Your Parents' Garage That's Now Worth a Crap Load of Money

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If your parents haven’t given away all your childhood stuff yet, you’re in luck. Many of your fave ’90s toys, shirts, VHS tapes, and other memorabilia are worth a surprising amount of money. From Polly Pockets to AOL disks, here’s why you need to call your mom and thank her for not throwing out your crap.

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Pokemon Cards

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Crystal Pepsi

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Polly Pockets

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Old ’90s Magazines

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Spice Girls Dolls

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Disney VHS Tapes

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AOL Floppy Disks/CDs

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Vintage Band T-shirts

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‘Baby All Gone’ Doll and Accessories

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Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls Jersey

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3DO Console

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Stamps

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Yearbooks (If You Went to School With a Celebrity)

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Beanie Babies

Source : https://www.distractify.com/fyi/2018/10/29/1Mw4IF/90s-things-worth-a-lot

14 Real-Life Scary Stories You Shouldn't Read at Night

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With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve striving to bring you content that’ll get you ready to celebrate the costumes and candy holiday — no matter your age.

And while we’ve covered terrifying texts from the dead, horrifying small-town crimes, and even paranormal encounters that are sure to make you shriek, today we’ve culled the internet for true scary stories that actually happened to people in real life.

So if you’d prefer fictitious ghost tales around the fire, these factual accounts might not be for you. Below, 14 true scary Halloween stories that you definitely won’t want to be reading alone at night.

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Almost learned this driving tip the hard way.

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Overnight illness.

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What if it’s not a hallucination?

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If these stories teach you one thing, it’s to always trust your gut.

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Terrifying to think how many people have similar stories.

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True story in real time.

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Where is grandma?

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No, this definitely counts as terrifying.

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The footprints though!

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“I realized my parents weren’t home and someone else was in the house…”

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Brief but chilling.

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Full panic mode.

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Stop it, Minnie Mouse!

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It’s always about the footprints.

Source : https://undefined/trending/2018/10/08/ZsX7WP/true-scary-halloween-stories

'Desperate Housewives' Turns 14 — Here's What the Cast Looks Like Today

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Can you believe it’s been 14 years since the premiere of Desperate Housewives? We certainly can’t. It feels like just yesterday we were being introduced to the iconic ladies of Wisteria Lane, learning about Mary-Alice’s sordid past and embarking on eight seasons of Gabrielle, Lynette, Bree and Susan’s antics. 

And because it’s been so long since the pilot aired, we wanted to check in on the OG cast who made this primetime ABC show the fictionalized inspiration behind Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise. 

So while we can’t get the entire cast together for a reunion, we wanted to celebrate the pilot’s 14th anniversary by taking a look at where the Fairview residents are today.

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Eva Longoria (Gabrielle Solis)

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Marcia Cross (Bree Van De Kamp)

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Teri Hatcher (Susan Mayer)

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Felicity Huffman (Lynette Scavo)

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Nicollette Sheridan (Edie Britt)

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James Denton (Mike Delfino)

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Ricardo Antonio Chavira (Carlos Solis)

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Brenda Strong (Mary-Alice Young)

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Doug Savant (Tom Scavo)

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Mark Moses (Paul Young)

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/10/02/Z1SALtB/desperate-housewives-cast

See the Cast of 'Lost' 14 Years After the Crash of Oceanic Flight 815

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It has been 14 years since Lost premiered, and we’re still scratching our heads on some of the plot points surrounding this addicting series. 

This 2004 show followed the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 after their plane crashed on a mysterious island — and fans watched for six seasons as the lives of these individuals were told, and ultimately revealed to be intertwined. 

Find out below where some of your favorite survivors of Flight 815 are today: 

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Matthew Fox (Dr. Jack Shephard)

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Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen)

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Jorge Garcia (Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes)

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Josh Holloway (James ‘Sawyer’ Ford)

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Terry O’Quinn (John Locke)

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Yunjin Kim (Sun-Hwa Kwon)

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Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah)

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Daniel Dae Kim (Jin-Soo Kwon)

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Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton)

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Michael Emerson (Benjamin ‘Ben’ Linus)

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Dominic Monaghan (Charlie Pace)

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/09/21/Z21r0c6/lost-season-1-cast

14 Years After the Crash of Oceanic Flight 815, See the Cast of 'Lost' Today

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It has been 14 years since Lost premiered, and we’re still scratching our heads on some of the plot points surrounding this addicting series. 

This 2004 show followed the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 after their plane crashed on a mysterious island — and fans watched for six seasons as the lives of these individuals were told, and ultimately revealed to be intertwined. 

Find out below where some of your favorite survivors of Flight 815 are today: 

1

Matthew Fox (Dr. Jack Shephard)

2

Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen)

3

Jorge Garcia (Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes)

4

Josh Holloway (James ‘Sawyer’ Ford)

5

Terry O’Quinn (John Locke)

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Yunjin Kim (Sun-Hwa Kwon)

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Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah)

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Daniel Dae Kim (Jin-Soo Kwon)

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Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton)

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Michael Emerson (Benjamin ‘Ben’ Linus)

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Dominic Monaghan (Charlie Pace)

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/09/20/Z15nxEo/lost-cast-season-1

The Best 14 Ice Puns That Will Leave You Shivering With Glee

These ice puns will make even the most frigid individual crack up. So if you’ve just met someone and you need to (ahem) break the ice, or you’re looking to giggle with an old friend, lean on some of these awesome ice puns.

1. I had the best ice pun to tell you…

Problem is, it slipped my mind.

2. Guess what I do when my ice house falls apart.

Igloo it back together!

3. What did the man say after he slipped and fell on the ice?

Nothing, he just gave everyone the cold shoulder.

4. Why are there so many ruts in the ice at the rink?

The maintenance crew must be slipping up.

5. What’s every ice cream parlor owner’s side hustle?

Sundae school teacher.

6. What did the man say when his wife asked if he remember to get the coffee with icecream inside it?

“Sorry! Affogato!”

7. What happens when and ice cube gets angry?

It boils with anger, then lets off some steam.

8. Why couldn’t anyone get a job at the ice rink?

There was a hiring freeze.

9. Why did the girl walk into the ice cream store with an umbrella?

She heard there were going to be sprinkles

10. There weren’t enough lifeboats on the Titanic.

But that was just the tip of the iceberg.

11. He was going to sleep in a bucket of ice.

But then he got cold feet.

12. Why did the strangers walk out onto the frozen pond?

They figured it was the best way to break the ice.

13. Why should anyone experiment with thin ice?

It’s the best way to achieve a major breakthrough.

14. What happens when you’re alone and you get too cold.

You’re totally ice-olated. TC mark

Source : https://thoughtcatalog.com/sylvie-quinn/2018/06/ice-puns/

14 Of The Most Relatable Tweets About Freelancing

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There seem to be more freelancers than salaried employees in the world these days. As difficult as it may sometimes feel to make a living by stringing one gig to the next, at least you’re in good company. We’re all permalancing forever together!

A flexible schedule also leaves people time to tweet, which means that freelancers are always sharing all their observations about the toughest parts of their lifestyle. These are some of the most relatable tweets from the freelancers at home screaming into the void because they don’t work in a normal office with co-workers to gossip with. It helps to know you’re understood when frustrating things happen.

Like when the client doesn’t communicate, and wastes your time:

Or they don’t seem to have a basic grasp of how apps work:

There’s also the stress of having so much to do that your decision making abilities completely shut down:

But then there are the dry times. When there’s no frosting anywhere. You think you’ll never work again. Then BAM. Terror followed by a different kind of terror is very stimulating!

But because you’re at home, it’s easy to get distracted.

There’s also the fun of tax season, which always hits like a mack truck:

It’s hard not to relate everything to money when you’re freelancing, honestly.

Because you need to get paid. And there’s no schedule!

It’s almost like people don’t respect your hustle?

Or value your skills?

Yes, the word “free” is in freelancer, but that’s not what it actually means…

So stop asking.

No one can pay the rent with “exposure.”

But there are some benefits to freelancing that no office job can compete with. When you work from home, you don’t have to wear pants.

Down with pants!!

Source : https://www.distractify.com/humor/2018/06/15/1WNRfv/relatable-tweets-about-freelancing

The Way Your Crush Is Going To Make You Feel This June 14

What’s one thing that’s happened to you in your life that made you feel weak?

Do you have a hunch about how you’re going to die?

What’s one thing you would say that makes you unique from other people?

Do you screenshot the sweet texts that people send you? What is the last one you’ve received?

What would make you leave someone you love?

Is there anything about me as a person or my behaviors that you question?

Source : http://thoughtcatalog.com/holly-riordan/2018/06/the-way-your-crush-is-going-to-make-you-feel-this-june-14/