14 Fantastic Buildings That Take You to a Parallel Universe

Everyone’s heard of the 7 Wonders of the World from ancient times. But believe it or not, there are even more magnificent buildings that deserve our attention.

Bright Side decided to figure out which modern buildings could complete the list of wonders.

We found a lot of them! Just look at these buildings — they boggle our imaginations with their incredible lines. Our civilization should be proud of these architectural masterpieces.

14. The Lotus Building in Wujin, China

Blooming out of an artificial lake at the center of Wujin, China, is the Lotus Building. The beautiful building takes its name and form from the blooming lotus flower. The architect’s idea was to create an amazing atmosphere, despite the weather or the season. The building is home to departments of the city’s planning bureau.

13. An incredible hotel in the Alps

This is still a concept, but we couldn’t pass it by. This hotel is planned to be built in the Alps. The building creator is Andrii Rozhko, and he was inspired by the dramatic mountain landscape. The hotel hugs a rugged cliffside and has a striking glass facade.

12. The Lotus Temple in the village of Bahapur, India

Another grand building in the shape of the lotus flower is the main worship house of the Baha’i Faith. Its doors are open to everyone, regardless of their religion. 9 doors lead to the central hall of the temple, which symbolizes the unity of all religions.

11. The Cubic Houses of Rotterdam, Netherlands

There is a group of 40 houses on Overblaak Street in Rotterdam. They give the impression that the whole world has turned upside-down. The houses were constructed by the architect Piet Blom, and all the walls and windows are angled at 45 degrees.

By the way, there are private apartments inside. We wonder what it’s like to live in one of them!

10. The Atomium in Brussels, Belgium

Those who see the building might think it is just a huge sculpture made of metal. However, it is a fully featured building. By following the tubes, one can move between the spheres and reach a science museum or a restaurant. The Atomium depicts 9 iron atoms in the shape of the body-centered cubic unit cell of an iron crystal.

9. City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain

This is one more outstanding example of modern architecture, and it is located right on the water in the middle of the park in Valencia. It looks really futuristic and reminds one of the skeleton of a fantastic beast. The complex consists of 5 buildings: a covered plaza, an IMAX cinema, a park, a science museum, and an oceanographic park.

8. Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan

Heydar Aliyev Center is probably the most curious and recognized building in Baku. The brilliant female architect Zaha Hadid, known for her love of “alien” shapes, designed the fluid form of the building. Inside there are exhibition halls and offices.

7. Emporia shopping mall in Malmo, Sweden

This shopping center is the biggest in Scandinavia. Double-bent glass encloses the diagonal slit that cuts through the building as if it is going to fall. Inside, visitors and shoppers can find colorful escalators, swings instead of sitting benches, and hanging gardens.

6. La Muralla Roja in Calpe, Spain

There is a housing project in the south of Spain where everyone would love to live. Its name can be translated as “red wall,” and the building makes clear references to the popular architecture of the Arab Mediterranean area. Inside the building, the red color switches to purple and blue.

5. ArtScience Museum in Singapore

This museum is one of the main attractions of Singapore. Its shape reminds one of cupped palms or a lotus flower. The 3 skyscrapers in the background with a ship on top of them are Marina Bay Sands, a luxurious hotel and another architectural masterpiece of Singapore.

4. Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi, UAE

At 520 ft and 35 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city. Guinness World Records certified Capital Gate as “the world’s furthest leaning man-made tower.” The tower leans 18 degrees (for comparison, Pisa’s Tower leans only 4 degrees).

The second name of the skyscraper is The Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi.

3. Markthal in Rotterdam, Netherlands

This Market Hall is the most beautiful in the world. Even the Queen of the Netherlands came to the opening ceremony. The market is located inside a residential building in the shape of an arch. The inside of the building is adorned with artwork by Arno Coenen: fruits, vegetables, fish, and flowers. That is why some call the market the Sistine Chapel of Rotterdam. The artwork can be seen here.

2. Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

This is one of the world’s most spectacular buildings in the style of Deconstructivism. Architect Philip Johnson described it as “the greatest building of our time.” The museum has both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The permanent exhibition is devoted to the art of the 20th century. Don’t mix it up with the Guggenheim Museum in New York City!

1. The Kunsthaus Graz in Graz, Austria

This gallery of modern art is called the “Friendly Alien.” Some people see the heart of a whale or a dirigible in the building’s shape. The Kunsthaus is made in the innovative style of blob architecture, a movement in architecture in which buildings have an organic, amoeba-shaped form. Moreover, the “Alien” glows at night.

Bonus: Architecture from an unusual angle

Media artist, Victor Enrich from Barcelona creates incredible buildings, deconstructing and reconstructing existing architecture. Thanks to his imagination and the magic of computer-aided photographic manipulation, skyscrapers and other buildings appear to bend, twist, and turn inside out.

Which buildings impressed you the most? Have you ever seen any of them in real life?

Source : https://brightside.me/creativity-art/14-modern-buildings-that-are-impossible-to-forget-379460/

13 Turkey Abominations You Should Stay Away From This Thanksgiving

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When Thanksgiving rolls around, if you listen closely enough, you can probably hear my brain getting audibly excited because it’s about to scarf down some delicious pumpkin pie. I’m talking about those wonderful $5 Costco ones that have no business being that cheap, that large, and that delicious.

But as much as I love me multiple helpings of some PP, there’s no doubt that the star of the show is the turkey. Sure, sides are amazing, but if your bird ain’t cooked to perfection, then Thanksgiving is kind of a disaster.

There are tons of ways to cook one — personally, Alton Brown’s recipe is my favorite and never ceases to disappoint with its unparalleled juiciness.  (brine that bad boy 48 hours in advance, people.)

Then there are some people who decide to go a little too “out of the box” when crafting their Thanksgiving turkeys, and the results are just ghastly.

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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos-breaded turkey

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Turkey cake

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Powerade turkey

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Turkey Jell-O

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Thanksgiving sushi

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Turkey donut

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Turkey and gravy soda

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Bacon Turkey.

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Thanksgiving pizza

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Turkey casserole

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Deep-fried turkey

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Char-grilled Turkey.

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Thanksgiving burrito.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/humor/2018/11/20/Z1Q5zW8/bad-thanksgiving-turkeys

50 Concerned Parents On The Creepiest Words Their Demon Child Has Ever Spoken

These horrifying stories from Ask Reddit will make you second guess whether you want to have kids.

1. When my oldest son was about three, he said one night at bed time, “Mommy I like you better than my fake mommy.”

Me: “Who’s your fake mommy?”

Him: “You can’t see her. She tucks me in after you do.”

2. My niece was about 4 when I heard her laughing in my room. I walked in and asked her what she was doing and she said, “Chucky says if you stick your fingers in your eyes they come out of your mouth.” Then she told me Chucky lived underground. Still gives me chills.

3. Picked him up from daycare when he was 3. Driving home, totally quiet, him just staring out the window…

He randomly asks, “Hey dad, ‘member that time we died in a fire?”

4. My 3 year old daughter was going through the monsters under her bed phase. Lasted for weeks, and it was really wearing on her mom and me.

One night after mom tried to put her to bed, she tagged me in. After 30 minutes, I grew pretty frustrated. In a last ditch attempt, I promised my daughter that there weren’t any monster under her bed. She replied, “I know. Now they’re behind you.”

After that, I let her sleep with us for a week.

5. I heard the one-year-old’s high chair move even though nobody was near it. I asked the three-year-old, “What was that?” and he said, while pointing to the chair, “What is SHE doing here!?”

6. He started refusing to go downstairs (age around 3-3.5), terrified, saying there was an evil ‘angel man’ down there that wanted to hurt the whole family. Consistently drew the same picture of said angel man too.

7. This was terrifying. When I was a teenager I was babysitting for a family with three young children. The boy was about 8 and the girls were in kindergarten. Their parents had driven an hour away to see a play, but still planned to be home early in the night. However, I got a call that they had been in a minor car accident and would be home a couple hours later than planned. They asked several times how/if the boy was sleeping, which should have been a red flag, but I simply said that all the children were sleeping and left it there. About an hour goes by, and it’s definitely nighttime now. I’m sitting on a sofa downstairs and looking through some old magazines to pass the time. Suddenly I hear shuffling on the staircase. The boy was clearly sleepwalking, but his eyes were open and rolled back. He started running his hands along the wall and grabbing family pictures while screaming “they all must go, they all must go” before throwing the pictures down the stairs. Once I overcame a moment of sheer panic, I rushed up the stairs and tried to grab him. Once I’m about half a foot away from him he starts screaming, “If you touch me you die, if you touch me you die,” followed by manic laughter. By this point the sound of crashing glass and screaming has woken up the girls, and I can hear them crying. Totally freaked out, but still focused on keeping the kid from falling down the stairs, I grab the boy by the back of his pajamas and lead him back up the rest of the stairs and towards his room. When we get to his doorway he calmly walks to his bed and gets back in as if nothing has happened. Flabbergasted, I go over to his bed and he is perfectly sound asleep. I can still hear the girls crying so I rush to their room. They are huddled together in the back corner crying. I say, “Oh no no, it’s okay your brother is okay, he’s just sleepwalking, he’s fine!” One of the little girls looks at me and says, “We know he can’t help it, Simon makes him do it.” That was the last straw for me. I didn’t ask anymore questions, brought the girls downstairs with me, gave them milk and cookies, turned on the radio and turned every single light on. Parents walk in, and know immediately what happened. Never babysat for that family again.

8. My oldest kept talking in his bed past bed time. When we asked him who he was talking to he said he was talking to the floating white lady. I don’t remember the description he gave us, but what I DO remember is kid #3 doing the same fucking routine 8 years later…

9. My 3 year old grandson has babbled about plane crashes since he started talking. He would reenact (with toys) a plane chasing another plane and as the first suddenly dropped to the ground he’d yell in a heart-rending scream, “OH NO WE CRASHED!” This was his first sentence. He did this over and over.

Early this summer he’s 3 and I’m reading him a bedtime story. I pause and look up at him and he said to me, “Granny, I was a pilot, my plane was the Kitty Hawk. I crashed into the water when they shotted off my wing and shotted off my face.”

It almost stopped my heart.

He looked so troubled and sad. I told him that he had done his best and I was very proud of him and that he was only a little boy now and needed to not worry about that but if he needed to talk about it he could anytime. I just hugged him.

I researched and Kitty Hawks were used by almost every country early in WW2.

10. Not a parent, but when my little brother was 4 and I was like 18 we were playing with Hot Wheels cars. He just started singing the alphabet song, which is normal for kids to just start singing at random times, but he had a twist to it: “A, B, C, D, E, F, G… Everyone is dead…” I just looked t him for a moment and then just kept playing with cars Kids are weird, man.

11. My son (7)…

Dreamily and out of nowhere: Today is the day I’m going to die

Me: What??

Him: Oh no mom don’t worry, not today, but on this date some other year.

12. When my cousin was a kid, there was a doll at a toy shop that she longed for, for months. She was a fabric doll with a painted face, had red hair made from yarn, and a green, printed dress. She got the doll for Christmas and fairly soon after had a dream that the doll was laughing and pulling out her toenails. She was so freaked out that they had to get rid of the doll. A couple of months ago, my cousin’s 8 year old son came to her after a nightmare about a mean doll and described my cousin’s doll exactly!

13. When my daughter was little she was crying and I went to check on her. She said she couldn’t get the picture to go away. I said what picture? She pointed to an empty spot on the rug. I asked her what it was a picture of. She said it was my car on fire.

I was leaving for a long road trip a couple days later. I never drove so carefully in my life.

14. One night my husband had gone out with friends and I had settled in for some Netflix after the kids went to bed. My son got up and walked past the bathroom to where I was sitting then stopped. He had dead eyes. I asked him if he was ok, did he need the bathroom, did he have a bad dream, and although he turned his face towards me he didnt answer and his expression didn’t change. It was like he was possessed or zombified.

I led him into the bathroom and he followed easily enough but just stood by the toilet. When I told him to pull down his pants he did, but I still had to say, “Now go pee,” like he couldn’t figure it out on his own. He would follow direct orders but not answer questions, wouldn’t talk at all and had a dead expression the entire time. I was getting more and more frantic trying to get him to respond to me or show that he could hear me, I called my husband and told him he needed to come home, something wasn’t right. Sat on the side of the tub panicking and almost crying and he just stood there and watched me impassionately.

After about fifteen minutes he tilted his head, and blood started running out of his nose and down his face. No reaction out of him at all. I grabbed a handful of toilet paper, shoved it under his nose and told him to hold it – he did, blank faced, then picked my phone up to call 911. Before I was done dialing my son said “….Mom? What’s going on?”

It was so unexpected and my tensions were so high I jumped and almost screamed. Told him he was having a nosebleed, he said he didnt remember anything at all. Asleep in his bed and woke up in the bathroom with his mom crying and his nose bleeding. That was the day I realized my kid was a sleepwalker and I was a total wimp of a mom.

15. My daughter was in the backseat looking out the window and just calmly says, “Mommy look at all the people ” She was pointing at a cemetery that just has plaques no head stones so it looks like a pretty field. And she was 2 and there wasn’t a living soul around for miles. I just turned on the radio and acted like everything was fine. It wasn’t.

16. Not necessarily what the kid did, but heard him scream horribly loud on the monitor. My girl said there’s a black figure standing over his bed.

I jump up and as soon as I do the basement door flung open, my dog freaked the fuck out running, I ran upstairs, grabbed my son and we stayed at my mom’s lol.

My fiancee had an existential crises because she now believes in ghosts.

Funny enough I knew the family and dude who died in our house, so I went in the attic and found suitcases right above my son’s room, with the guy who died dead sons things were. Me and my cousin grabbed them and returned the items to the dead sons old wife.

Did an “exorcism” when all sorts of weird shit happened. We recorded it and got video of his camera and mount getting ripped off the counter. The stand held going 100 mph on the outside of a car, and wouldn’t come loose unless a tab was pulled, on top of that batteries died about 20x faster than they should have.

Although after we did that Rex (the dead owners dead son) never came back.

Turns out Rex was a dick in life. So scaring my kid wasn’t out if the question.

17. Not my kid, but I was at my friends place for a cookout. His son opened the sliding glass door, tapped on the side of his house, and said, “I’m going to burn this down.” He then casually walked inside and shut the door.

18. My cousin’s kid:

Middle of the night got dad’s hunting knife out and stabbed the leather couch over 50 times. He’s 5.

19. My one year old will point to a spot on the ceiling, say awwww, make grabby hands towards it then begin tracking whatever it is she sees and blowing kisses at it. I’m pretty sure it’s satan. Nothing good lives on the ceiling.

20. I used to say things my grandfather used to say a lot. Like yelling out in German at our dog. My grandfather died years before I was born.

21. Driving with my (then) 3 year old cousin. Out of nowhere she screamed oh my God. I asked her what was wrong and she said it was the Apocalypse. I don’t know who taught her that.

22. Found a picture of a lady in a fancy hat while on a walk. Six year old declared the lady was dead. She then said we should find the grave, dig up the body and wear her skin. We could use the skeleton for Halloween decorations.

23. I’m not a parent but am a nanny. This was a little over a year ago. I asked my 3 year old boy charge to do something simple… clean up a toy or throw out a napkin from lunch, some menial task like that, which he does a dozen times a day. He shook his head, and I reminded him about cleaning up after ourselves.

He said, “I can’t. The man in the floors says no.” I got a little chill and asked him what he meant. He pointed at a heating/cooling vent in the floor and said, “You can’t make me do it.”

It never came up again. So far, no man in any of the floors or vents.

24. Not a parent, but one time my brother at around age 6-7 (he’s 10 now) mentioned an old apartment we used to live in years before he was born. I asked him how he knew about it, and he said “Before I was born, Jesus showed me and said ‘This is going to be your future family.’” Our family / community isn’t religious at all.

25. Not my child but my granddaughter. 7 years old at the time grabbed my face looked me in the eyes and said… “I love you so much I want to cut your head off and put it in my back pack, so you’ll always be with me.”

After I explained to her that she couldn’t do that because I would die, she said, “Oh well that’s life.” She’s 13 now, my head is still attached to my body so I’m good so far. I’ve asked her if remembers saying that to me, she doesn’t and thought what a horrible thing to say.

26. Sleeping in bed, wife was at work, sense someone at the side of my bed. I slowly opened my eyes to see my 5 year old standing at the edge of the bed.

“Whats going on?”

“They’re coming for us”

“What?”

He proceeded to walk back to his bedroom and go to bed. We discovered that he was a sleepwalker, who also suffered from night terrors (the night we discovered that one is another horrifying night).

27. When my oldest daughter was in Kindergarten, she wrote and illustrated her first book titled “I Hope You Die in a Fire.”

28. A few month back. I had just put my 3 year son to bed a couple hours prior and I was downstairs watching TV. I hear him calling out, so I go up to see what he wants.

He tells me that there is a ghost in his room. He’s not really scared or anything only ghost that he is aware of are the ones in some of his cartoons or during Halloween.

So I just look around the room and tell him I don’t see anything and that ghost are not real.

He looks square into my eyes and say. “No Dad, Ghost went in my mouth, down my throat and is in my tummy. “

Hmm. Ok son go back to sleep now. Cause I may not.

29. I woke up one time to my 3-4 year old brother tossing lemon heads on my face. I asked him what he was doing and he admitted to trying to get them in my mouth so I could choke and die. I was like holy fuck that’s a little fucked, and told my parents but they laughed and said it was just him being a dumb but cute kid.

30. “Mommy, will you ever hurt me with a knife” I told her no. She followed up with, “Ok good. I know some moms do that.” She was 3 when this happened. She had never seen videos or anything that showed child abuse, so I’m not sure how she was aware that some parents hurt their kids. She’s also never been abused by anyone.

31. Not my kid but nephew.

He went through this phase of being absolutely terrified of going to sleep in his room (I’m sure all kids go through this eventually). I babysat a couple of times during this phase – we basically had to sit beside his bed and help him fall asleep, and he’d usually wake up shortly after you left the room and start crying.

His reason? “The big dark scary man standing in the corner with red eyes doesn’t want me to sleep.”

32. When my son was about five he started having night terrors. Eyes wide open, he would stare into an abyss of his own devise and scream with the chilling ferocity of hell itself. I would hold him and rock his rigid little body until he loosened back to sweaty deep sleep. What I never told my husband or the pediatrician, or even my mother, was that I was afraid of him during those nighttime bouts of what looked and felt like nothing less than possession. I was afraid of my own sweet child and wanted to run away.

33. When my daughter was 4-5 years old we lived in a two bedroom townhouse. It was just the two of us (mom and daughter, her dad passed away). She always crept into my bed at night but never said why. One day we were cleaning her room and putting away laundry and she got very agitated and said, “Why is he here now? He said he only comes at night.” I asked if she was talking about Dad. She said, “No the boy with no hands.”

We moved a few months later and she’s never come into my bed at night or mentioned him since.

34. My three year old: ‘I want to make everyone not alive’

….ooooookaaay little buddy

35. When my son was 3, he had an existential crisis. He had just discovered death, and every night as I was going to sleep, he would fixate on the fact that everyone is going to die. A lifelong atheist, I found myself talking to him about heaven, just hoping something would reassure him and make him worry less and maybe go to sleep for a few hours. But this nightly anxiety attack over the inevitability of death went on for months.

One night, I’ve calmed him down, he’s quiet for a long time, I think he’s finally asleep, I’m about to tiptoe out of the room, when loud and clear he says:

“MAMA WILL DIE TOMORROW.”

I knew this was just lis latest bout of worry, but he said it with such conviction I spent the whole next day holding my breath. Maybe he knew something I didn’t!

36. I was asking my 3 year old if he remembered being born then I asked him if he remembered what happened before he was born (because of reddit threads like this and the creepy answers they sometimes give). Without missing a beat or any prompting from me other than the question he goes “I was in a helicopter that go round and round and round then BOOM into the ground!”

37. My daughter was about 8 when she asked, “What’s it called when your parents die and you go live with someone else, who are the people?” I answer/asked, “Godparents?” To which she replied, “You and dad should get those.” Huh? Am I dying? Are you dying? I’m confused and terrified!

38. A few weeks ago I was getting breakfast ready for my 3 year old when he nonchalantly told me his Grandma fell down the stairs. About an hour later Grandpa calls us to tell us Grandma had fallen down the stairs.

Also last weekend my 3 year old said my sister was going to visit the next day and guess who showed up for a ‘surprise’ visit…

39. When my special needs son was 10, he had to have a very serious surgery. It was an 8 hour procedure and it was a pretty risky operation. We did not tell him these risks. Right before they wheeled him into surgery, he hugged me and said “Goodbye. Forever…” He made it through and his quality of life was dramatically improved by the surgery. Scariest 8 hours of my life though.

40. Well, this morning I was lying in bed, my almost 2 year old came up, put her face right up to mine and I though maybe she wanted a kiss. Then she said, “Mama, I want eat your eyes please.”

41. Not my parents, but a story they tell me about myself when I was young. When I was 3 we moved into a new home. We were eating dinner in our big, somewhat creepy new house when I stop and stare at the ceiling. My parents ask if everything’s okay. I shush them and reply “We have to be quite. We don’t want to wake up Marcus.”

Well we don’t know any Marcus so my parents silently freak out thinking maybe I saw a “ghost” or something. Long story short when I visited my uncles They would tell me to stay quiet cause their neighbour (Marcus) lived above them. Definitely spooked my parents good

42. Not my son, but a friend’s son said “Uncle (me) is gonna die in the water.”

Me and his dad:”WTF?? How?”

Him: “He’s gonna fall from a bridge and die in the water.”

He walks out of the room laughing. He’s 4.

43. It’s one in the morning, I’m dead asleep with my wife in the living room reading. All of the sudden the baby monitor is blaring my 16 month old son’s laughter in my ear, so I jump up, run into his room, and he’s standing in his crib pointing at the corner of the room and giggling hysterically. I just stared at him for a few seconds before I grabbed him and put him in bed with me.

44. Once when my toddler was hugging me he quietly said “I won’t eat your bones.” Oh, uh…much obliged…

45. When my daughter was around 4 yrs old, she had a habit of waking me up by getting 4 inches from my face and staring at me until I opened my eyes. Once my eyes opened, she’d say, “Mommy your face is pretty. I want to wear it on my face.”

Ok, Hannibal, let’s get some breakfast.

46. I have twin daughters. One day while playing outside, one looked up at the sky and said, “The sky is cracked… and on fire.”

My other daughter looked up and said, “Yes…. the people are screaming.”

Then they went back to playing with dolls. Fingers crossed they’re not predicting the future, everybody!

47. My three year old son said, “Next time I’m a baby, I want to have green eyes.” I asked him if he had been a different baby before being who he currently is, and he squinted his eyes, looked at me like I was an idiot, and said, “Yes, papa.”

48. Not my kid, but a neighbor. Maybe 7-8 years old.

“Hey Mr. Soomuchcoffee, whatcha doin!?”

“Bringing in groceries dude.”

“Can I come inside your house?”

“Oh, nah buddy. I’m busy, and your mom would wonder where you went, I don’t think she’d like that too much.”

“You mean I really can’t?”

“Yeah bud. Sorry. Maybe another time when you mom knows where you’re at.”

“I…I’m gonna use my gun and put a virus in your brain so that you die!”

“I uh….ya. Alrighty then. Welp, groceries bye bye now!”

49. “I want to play “Frozen” but only the part where the parents die in a shipwreck.”

50. A kid once sat near a camp fire and seemed to be lost in thoughts. I asked what he is thinking about. This 6 year old said, “I wish I was high up in space and the whole world was on fire. That would be beautiful.” TC mark

Source : https://thoughtcatalog.com/january-nelson/2018/11/50-concerned-parents-on-the-creepiest-words-their-demon-child-has-ever-spoken/

10 Cute Dog Breeds That Are a Bad Choice for Families With Children

When we are worried about Hachi or the 101 Dalmatians, the animals from famous movies, it might seem to us that dogs are the perfect family pets. We think, “I wish my child had a friend like that!” However, under the charm of such a cute face, after a year you might realize that only an adult person can walk this dog or that it is impossible to leave it with your child without supervision. There are many breeds that we think are cute, that can actually bring a lot of unpleasant surprises to their owners.

Bright Side wants you to consider the negative sides of having certain dog breeds as pets. And if you see a dog you want to buy for your child on this list, maybe you should reconsider your decision. Of course, any dog can be trained but some may require a lot more effort than others.

Akita Inu

The smiling faces of these dogs became very popular thanks to the movie Hachi: A Dog’s Tale and the internet memes that followed. However, in ordinary life, Akita Inus are not that harmless. First, they have a hard time trusting people they don’t know and they especially dislike other people’s children. Second, adult dogs of this breed are often aggressive toward other animals, especially other dogs. They will attack them no matter what their size is. Would you trust your child to walk with this dog?

Position in The Intelligence of Dogs rating* — 104 (out of 138).

Dalmatian

The 101 Dalmatians movie helped make this amazingly attractive breed popular but some things in the movie were really exaggerated. Dalmatians are big, strong, and hyperactive dogs. Even if this dog is very social and acclimated to children’s attention, they should never be left alone with children. Besides, Dalmatians need a lot of training (which is hard to do with them) in order to make it possible to control them.

Position in The Intelligence of Dogs rating* — 62 (out of 138).

Russian Toy

The Russian Toy is a very nice and loyal dog. But you should know that they are very sensitive: if you have them in a family with noisy children, they probably won’t like it very much. These dogs quickly become easily scared and even aggressive. Besides, they are famous for how weak they are: they can’t be shaken, squeezed, or dropped from even a low height. Breeders recommend these dogs for young women, middle-aged women, or families with grown-up children.

Doberman

Dobermans are often considered as a good option for families with children because they are great protectors which are very easily tamed. This is only partially true: these dogs have a well-developed protective instinct. However, all these qualities are also accompanied by a strong desire to dominate. You will need to put in a lot of effort and training to teach this dog to understand that children are owners as well, and that they need to be protected and respected. Besides, choosing a puppy is not an easy task: these dogs are bred a lot, so there are a lot of unhealthy puppies. Be careful.

Position in The Intelligence of Dogs rating* — 5 (out of 138).

Husky

If you are going to get a Husky, you should understand that you are going to get another baby — they are playful, energetic dogs that require a lot of attention, long training, and walks. These dogs are not aggressive to people at all, but this doesn’t mean that they can be left alone with children. Huskies are big, strong, and very playful. They need to be taught to express their emotions correctly (without jumping on children and knocking them down on the floor). It’s best not to get this type of dog if you have small children or if you had never had a dog before.

Position in The Intelligence of Dogs rating* — 77 (out of 138).

Basenji

It might seem that these dogs are ideal pets: they don’t smell, they don’t make any noise, and they are good-looking. But the downside of this breed is that they are too curious, very intelligent, and really hard to control. Dog experts say that this dog might know all of its commands perfectly well, but every time you ask them to do something, they will decide if they want to listen or not. Besides, there is no other dog that can escape as well as they can: nothing stops them, not even fences. So, if you have a child, you might not have enough time for both of them.

Position in The Intelligence of Dogs rating* — 137 (out of 138).

Alabay

The Alabay looks like a furry, white bear. This is a big and strong dog and a great protector that loves to dominate. Alabays that live with children need a full course of training with a crystal clear hierarchy. And on that note, they can be quite slow when following commands: for example, if a dog knocked a child on the floor it may not respond to a voice command quickly. So, if you don’t have a lot of experience, maybe you want to think about a different dog that looks like an alabay like a Newfoundland or a St. Bernard.

Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are considered to be the smallest dogs. These dogs understand their own stature and how small they are and for this reason they can be scared of children. For a small child, a chihuahua is not the best idea: the child might think that it’s a toy. Besides, these dogs are a lot like children themselves: they get very attached to one owner and become jealous if there is someone else taking all the attention. If a chihuahua is not well-tamed, they will bite children with their small and sharp teeth.

Position in The Intelligence of Dogs rating* — 125 (out of 138).

Pekingese

The most prominent trait of any Pekingese is self-confidence and thinking that the Universe revolves around them. This is why many dogs of this breed don’t like children that make noise, that touch them, or that try to hug them. A Pekingese can’t stand this behavior and if it’s not well-tamed, it will use its teeth. Maybe you are lucky and your dog will grow up to be different. But if you are going to get a dog that loves children, you should cross Pekingese off your list.

Position in The Intelligence of Dogs rating* — 132 (out of 138).

Corgi

Dog experts say that these dogs are like small shepherds that think they are big. Any honest breeder should warn potential buyers that these dogs are not good for people with children and people who can’t be strict and enforce rules. Young corgis often tend to be aggressive after they realize what they can and can’t do. This is especially true for male corgis. It takes a long time and a lot of effort to change their behavior. You should also remember that corgis are shepherds, so they may try to herd and lead children by biting their legs. This animal can easily scare a child.

Position in The Intelligence of Dogs rating* — 11 (out of 138).

Did you have a dog when you were a child? Share your experience. Because in the end, the way any dog behaves depends mostly on its owner.

* The Intelligence of Dogs rating shows how easily a certain breed learns new commands and how many repetitions are needed. It allows us to evaluate the ability of different dogs to obey commands and be tamed.

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-animals/10-cute-dog-breeds-that-are-a-bad-choice-for-families-with-children-648310/

25 Times Dwayne Johnson Rocked Instagram

We’ve all watched our favorite celebrities meandering around the world of social media, but none of them do it better than Dwayne The Rock Johnson. With all the goofy and relatable posts, his following is now sky-rocketing, even surpassing the most popular Instagram accounts. If you’re not a fan of Dwayne Johnson yet, you will be soon. Just taking a quick look inside his personal account will make you feel inspired.

Here at Bright Side, we’ve scrolled through The Rock’s Instagram and found the images that show who Dwayne Johnson really is!

1. He lets his little one put her toys in his closet to play with every morning.

2. Being his daughter’s swimming instructor

3. “I’ll handle this business Mama while you are nursing baby Tia.”

4. Becoming friends with a Beluga Whale

5. Letting his daughter feed him her croissant while he is on a strict diet

6. Getting a manicure by his daughter

7. A throwback in our beloved Florida Everglades where I tamed Big Bertha.

8. He gets his nails professionally done by his little girl.

9. He can make his little ones fall asleep on him instantly.

10. Adoring his little Tiana Gia

11. Chatting it up with a seal

12. Saving a little birdie struggling to fly

13. “I am an uncivilized artistic genius.”

14. The caption reads: “Never buy a costume that says “One size fits most.”

15. “Hawaii. We stayed up all night to debut our world premiere trailer of MOANA.”

16. Baby Tiana Gia and Dwayne celebrating Labor Day

17. Welcoming the new additions into the Johnson Family

18. “I’ll take kisses from all our animals…”

19. The Rock climbing rocks

20. The Dwanta Claus

21. Rock vs Lobster

22. Koalas love him.

23. “Little Kara wanted to show me her blue nail polish.”

24. “This kid’s smile lit up the entire gym when we met today!”

25. Superman is on the mend.

Which image of Dwayne Johnson is your favorite? Please let us know in the comments below!

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-people/25-times-dwayne-johnson-rocked-instagram-648260/

13 Awesome Items to Pamper Your Pet With

Each pet owner feels so sorry for their 4-legged friends when they have to leave them for a while or postpone a walk if it rains. Fortunately, these problems have great solutions and you can find them in this article. Even if you don’t have a pet, we think that you’ll find these items really interesting and maybe even weird.

Bright Side invites you to have a look at the most interesting pet gadgets and decide whether your cat or dog needs them or not.

Pet camera

This device is even cooler than it looks. It can be attached to your wall right at your pet’s eye level which means you can always reach your 4-legged friend. The gadget is also supplied with a treat system, calming aromatherapy, and educational games.

LED dog collar

This stunning and useful accessory can save your dog’s life at night. The leash has several light modes and you can even choose the color: green, red, pink, blue, yellow, or orange.

Pet sleeping bag

This item is really useful for those who like to travel with their pets. The sleeping bag is made of water-repellent and breathable material. What’s more, the bag features a warm padding between the outer layer and the lining that will keep your pet warm even during cold nights.

A bed in a bed

If you can’t allow your pet to sleep with you, you could get a pet bed built into the box spring of your own bed. Now you won’t feel sorry that your dog has to sleep on the floor — it’ll have its own soft and comfy mattress right below you.

Doggy window

This interesting window may be installed in a fence or in a doghouse. Small windows contain big vision: pets get to observe their external environment at any time and don’t have to worry about anything — they have everything under control.

Dog umbrella

Now you don’t have to skip walks even if it rains. This accessory is designed for smaller animals that like to take leisurely strolls and the cane isn’t that long, so your pet won’t run away.

A pet feeder with an identification microchip

It’s the perfect gadget for those who have 2 or more pets. The feeder identifies animals via an identification microchip and doesn’t let them steal each other’s food. It’s also useful for overweight pets: the feeder won’t let them eat more than they are allowed.

Pet Twitter

Thanks to a cute blue Puppy Tweets locket that can be attached to a collar, you always know what your pet is up to. This accessory detects all the animal’s moves (barking, running, or napping) and sends you tweets. There are over 500 pre-loaded phrases.

Dog doorbell

Your dog won’t have to scratch the door asking you to let it in anymore. All you need is a doorbell — just pick one of 36 tunes.

Cat door

door for cats works the same way as the feeder above: it identifies an animal by a microchip. Now when your cat goes for a walk, you don’t have to worry that it’ll come home with a couple of friends.

Stroller

Many pet owners treat their pets as their children. So manufacturers offer lots of different strollers. There are ones with a bowl holder and a treat storage basket inside. If you have 2 dogs, there are double strollers.

Pet pouch

This pet holder pouch has a soft, removable, machine-washable liner that is easy to clean. There are also hidden zippered hand pockets that are separate from the inner pet carrier pocket.

Pedigree detection

Wisdom Panel 4.0 is a pocket DNA test that unfolds the secrets of your dog’s DNA. You’ll only need to take a smear and send it to a laboratory. You’ll even receive the result on your smartphone.

Are you interested in getting any of these items?

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-animals/13-awesome-items-to-pamper-your-pet-with-648210/

17 Celebrities Who Have Different Real Names (You Know Farrokh Bulsara Really Well)

Some actors and singers prefer using stage names or simply shortening their own names. In most cases, celebrities use their nicknames from their childhood, names of their role models, and sometimes it’s just a matter of chance.

Bright Side has collected famous people who use nicknames instead of their real names. We bet you didn’t know about some of them.

Stevie Wonder — Stevland Hardaway Morris

When 11-year-old Stevland Hardaway Morris was taken to an audition where CEO Berry Gordy worked. He really stood out, to the point that Gordy called him “a wonder.” After that it stuck and the name Gordy gave him turned him into Little Stevie Wonder.

Lana Del Rey — Elizabeth Woolridge Grant

Before she became Lana Del Rey, the singer used her shortened name Lizzy Grant and was known as Sparkle Jump Rope Queen. She came up with Lana Del Rey during one of her trips to Miami where she was inspired by speaking a lot of Spanish with her friends from Cuba.

Lady Gaga — Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta got her nickname at the beginning of her career after she started working with songwriter Rob Fusari in 2006. Once, she spoofed Freddie Mercury singing Radio Ga-Ga and Rob called her Lady Gaga.

Nicholas Cage — Nicholas Kim Coppola

Nicolas Cage decided to take a pseudonym so that people wouldn’t equate him to his uncle Francis Ford Coppola. The actor was inspired by Marvel’s Luke Cage.

Tom Cruise — Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, known as Tom Cruise, was born to engineer Thomas Cruise Mapother III and actress Mary Lee Pfeiffer. He decided to shorten his name so that it didn’t sound awkward.

Jean-Claude Van Damme — Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg

It’s really difficult to say the Belgian actor’s name, that’s why Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg took his deceased friend’s name as an honor to him.

Mickey Rourke — Philip Andre Rourke, Jr.

Mickey Rourke was born to a family with French and Irish roots. His father Philip Andre Rourke was a huge fan of baseball player Mickey Mantle. Sometimes he called his son Mickey. The actor got used to this nickname and decided to use it.

Freddie Mercury — Farrokh Bulsara

Farrokh means “happy” or “wonderful” and Bulsara is a small town near Mumbai. He used to call himself Freddie when he studied at school and in 1972, he came up with a new last name — Mercury — in honor of the planet.

Dita von Teese — Heather Renée Sweet

In 1991, Heather Renée Sweet took the name Dita in honor of popular German actress Dita Parlo. Her last name was created at the end of the 90s. Playboy requested her name and she picked the first surname that she flipped to in the phone book — von Treese. But Playboy made a mistake and published her as Dita von Teese.

Sophia Loren — Sofia Villani Scicolone

Originally, Italian actress Sophia took last name Lazzaro. At the beginning of the 50s, her husband Carlo Ponti persuaded her to change it to Lauren as it sounded like the name of a popular Swedish actress named Märta Torén.

Jean Reno — Juan Moreno y Herrera Jiménez

This French actor was born in Casablanca. In 1960, his family moved to France where Juan Moreno y Herrera Jiménez transformed into Jean Moreno. Later, Jean omitted the 2 first letters and became Jean Reno.

Winona Ryder — Winona Laura Horowitz

This American actress was born to Cynthia Palmer and Michael Horowitz. Her stage name derives from Mitch Ryder, a soul and rock singer of whom her father was a fan.

Hulk Hogan — Terry Gene Bollea

He became Hulk in 1978 after he appeared on a local talk show where he sat beside Lou Ferrigno, a star of the television series The Incredible Hulk, and looked way bigger. Last name Hogan was created by his promoter Vincent James McMahon.

Vin Diesel — Mark Sinclair

At the age of 17, Mark Sinclair was a rather big guy. He even used to work as a bouncer at a nightclub called The Tunnel. Around that time he took the name Vin Diesel and started to shave his head regularly.

Whoopi Goldberg — Caryn Elaine Johnson

Caryn got her nickname, Whoopi, when she was a child. Other children used to call her “whoopee cushion.” As for her last name, her mother recommended that she use Goldberg.

Ben Kingsley — Krishna Pandit Bhanji

The actor took this stage name in the late ’70s as he was afraid his normal name wouldn’t allow him to be successful. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, had nicknames like Benji and King Gloves, so the actor “cut” them and got Ben Kingsley.

Miley Ray Cyrus — Destiny Hope Cyrus

Destiny Hope Cyrus has always been a really smiley girl so she was nicknamed Miley as a child. Her middle name Ray honors her grandfather, Democratic politician Ronald Ray Cyrus.

Whose real names impressed you the most? Did you already know any of these?

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-people/17-celebrities-who-have-different-real-names-you-know-farrokh-bulsara-really-well-648160/

26 Exclusive Things From Japan the World Would Like to Adopt

In Japan, you can buy a single use lip balm or bread with the crust already cut off. And their attention to hospitality and excellent service is on a completely different level, even at a budget hotel. We’ve found examples depicting this unique world full of kind people and incredible technology.

Bright Side has collected photos that will let you plunge head first into this amazing Asian culture.

Compressed cotton t-shirts

Single use lip balm

Individual filtering coffee bags

Tiny capsule hotels are really popular for their low prices, privacy, and small bonuses like Wi-Fi and a hanging TV.

All drivers take care of their passengers.

Smartphone toilet paper

Even at a budget hotel, they offer a wide selection of pillows categorized by height, density, softness, bounce, filling, and so on.

Pringles flavored noodles

The highest bridge’s height is compared to Godzilla in this chart:

In hospitals, banks, and other public places, there are glasses for customers who’ve forgotten their own.

Bread with the crust cut off

You can find these cool sewer covers in Osaka.

“In stores, there are strollers for those who come with kids but without strollers.”

Carts that help you carry heavy things

“I ordered some pens from Japan and they came with a tiny origami Hawaiian shirt!”

This dry ice maker to keep your cold purchases cold for the trip home:

Airline employees bow to the passengers to apologize for a delayed flight.

This flight gives passengers a view of what the pilot sees.

Lunch boxes sold at railway stations

Something about their culture:

This tiny fire engine in Hokkaido

High-tech parking structure system

A building in Osaka

This store in Tokyo tells you how many calories you’ve burned.

Would you like to have lunch there?

The seat pattern on the train tells you where priority seating is.

Bonus: Autumn in Kyoto

What part of the Japanese culture are you the most curious about?

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-places/26-exclusive-things-from-japan-the-world-would-like-to-adopt-648110/

23 Moving Photos That Prove Dogs Are Too Precious for This World

All dog owners know that their 4-legged friends are inexhaustible sources of positive vibes and great moods. A dog will always wait for you to come home, jump on you before going for a walk, and look into your eyes and beg while you eat. What’s more, is dogs will always be there for you and will support you in any situation.

Bright Side has collected photos of dogs that share their endless love and care for everyone who needs it.

It’s bath time!

Parenting isn’t easy.

When you understand that it’s time to help but you’re too tired:

Your friend will always soothe you in severe conditions.

Parents will always be parents.

This golden retriever saved his master’s life: the dog stopped him from developing severe hypothermia and frostbite by lying on top of him and licking his hands and face.

“Even though you’re not a puppy, I’ll protect you.”

“You’re so tired. Let me help you!”

“Don’t worry, baby. I’m with you!”

100 cuddles a day are a must!

Your dog is your best travel companion.

When you’re a good, extremely cool guy:

The fairest judge

Guess who’s waiting for you…

A dog is the best medicine.

“Who dared to hurt you?”

Don’t forget to scratch your dog’s belly!

The best security ever

A coach that helps you stay in good physical shape

Going outside without your dog: mission impossible

A real masterpiece

Cuddle buddies

P.S. Apparently, cats aren’t pleased.

We bet that you have lots of photos of your cute pets too — share them with us in the comments!

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-animals/23-moving-photos-that-prove-dogs-are-too-precious-for-this-world-648060/

9 Foods We’ve Been Washing Incorrectly

People who care about their health know that it’s extremely important to wash their food products. The process looks really easy: you just have to turn on a faucet and rinse your food. But there are a few nuances that are important to remember.

Bright Side has collected some usual products that we all wash the wrong way.

Frozen fruits and veggies

Frozen vegetables really do make our life easier: you just put them in the pan and boil. But you should know that before freezing them, vegetables are washed with water. So many people don’t wash frozen products before using them and it’s fine if you’re going to cook them at a high temperature. But if you prefer al dente vegetables, you have to wash them thoroughly and cook them the same way as fresh veggies in order to get rid of dirt and bacteria.

Rice

All types of rice should be rinsed 3-4 times before cooking (especially long-grain rice.) The main danger hides not in dust but in the starch covering rice. It’s starch that causes the rice to clump together and look unappetizing. It’s also recommended to rinse other starchy grains like corn or wheat grains until the water runs clear.

Mussels and oysters

You have to wash all sea products in shells thoroughly even if you buy frozen products since they can be full of sand and grit. Otherwise, you’ll be eating all that “waste.” We don’t think you like using sand as a seasoning!

Milk and dairy products

It’s recommended to wash the packaging of milk, yogurt, and other liquid products before opening them. Thousands of customers touch these packs, pick them up, and read the information on the labels. As soon as we open the bottle, the bacteria from people who’ve previously handled the container can easily get inside.

Fish

You don’t have to wash raw fish unless you’re going to eat it raw. High temperatures kill all bacteria, and if you rinse raw fish, there’s the risk of spreading bacteria all around your kitchen. Keep in mind that you should wash your hands, the cutting board, and the knife after cutting.

Cabbage

No matter what the type of cabbage is, you have to wash it thoroughly. If you’re going to cook cauliflower, which is actually in the same family of cabbage, you need to clean all the nooks and separate it into pieces. If you want to cook red or white cabbage, you have to remove the upper 2 layers as they may hide dirt and dust. To get rid of bugs and bacteria, put your cabbage in a sink filled with water, add some vinegar, and leave for a few minutes. Then rinse the cabbage with clean water.

Canned beverages

Canned drinks come in handy during hot summer days: a can keeps your beverage cold and makes it even tastier. But don’t gulp a can of soda without first washing it or at least wiping the top. You know that all cans usually travel in dusty trucks and people at stores always touch them. By the way, if you have an opportunity, pour the contents from the can into a glass.

Lettuce

All greens are extremely tasty and healthy. But when preparing lettuce, don’t forget to rinse it. To get rid of sand or dirt in the leaves, you have to tear your lettuce with your own 2 hands and leave it in clean cold water for a few minutes. Then you have to take the lettuce out, put in a colander or on a clean kitchen towel, and let it dry. Well done, you can enjoy your greens now!

Apples

The healthiest fruits are young fruits that don’t undergo any special treatment. If you want to eat an apple in winter, for example, you have to wash it. Studies show that if you soak fruits in water and baking soda for 12 minutes, the majority of the chemicals will be washed away.

Do you have your own cooking tips? Tell us in the comments!

Source : https://brightside.me/creativity-cooking/9-foods-weve-been-washing-incorrectly-648010/