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Start planning for a spicy Halloween Party. Try making a small but spice caramel apple at home. Regular caramel apples seem to be left un-finish, perhaps due to the large desert size granny smith apple trying to fit in one's mouth or the over abundance of that sooo sweet caramel sauce sticking to every corner of your teeth or the thing became a entire mess and was left as a disaster. Or perhaps I just hated the entire experience. However when finding these recipes, second thoughts crossed the mind. As the band Cibo Matto says, "So sweet and spicy."
How important is food to you? Or to anyone else you know. Below are a few different videos of how the food industry treats our food and how we are treating ourselves. LolJam is not stating a harmful or offensive opinion of the food industry it just sharing the information that is redelivery available.
In news that will make you go tear your hair out and punch a hole through your computer screen because nothing should ever be this cute, here’s a video of a couple of 11 week old exotic shorthair kittens rolling around in hamster balls. Even the description alone causes me an intense, violent reaction, but when the video starts, I just see red. The cutest red you can possibly imagine. In fact, it’s more of a pinkish really. So restrain yourself. Restrain yourself or you too will have to buy a new computer. And computers don’t come cheap! Which is why I’m typing this at the library.
Buddha is a cat. A cat that — how do I put this lightly? He’s uh, big boned. Plump. Hefty. Curvy. He’s got a little extra meat on his bones. Let’s just say he’s been well fed. Like, really really well. For a long time. Aw hell, who am I kidding this cat’s fat as hell. Morbidly obese. The big kitty has been put on an exercise regime that consists of walking on an underwater treadmill. It seems to be serving Buddha pretty well — he’s gone from a round 31.4 pounds to a svelte 27.9 pounds. His goal weight? About 20 pounds. But Buddha, by then you’ll just be skin and bones! Skin and bones and a lot of loose, furry skin.
Given the millions of different shades of color that we see in nature, it’s no wonder that, once in a while, nature might simply run out of paint. Perhaps this is why pure-white animals leave such a strong impression on us. Some of them look like ghostly spirit animals. Others, like albino whales or moose, are lonely one-in-a-million albinos with striking, unexpected appearances. Albinism (with its root in the Latin word albus, or white) is a form of hypopigmentary congenital disorder, characterized by a partial lack or total absence of melanin pigment in the eyes, skin and hair, or more rarely in the eyes alone. Due to this, animals (and humans too) with albinism are unusually pale. The eyes of an animal with albinism occasionally appear red because of the underlying retinal blood vessels showing through where there is not enough pigment to cover them. Some of the animals on this list are albinos, while others are simply members of rare white species. Whatever the case, mankind has been fascinated by such animals for ages. Some consider them to be sacred, and others – demonic. Whether you find them strange, beautiful, ghostly or freakish, we hope you enjoy this collection of animals that nature simply forgot to color in.
Do you ever have one of those days where it seems like your body has a mind of its own -and it has a grudge against you? Yoshi has that problem. Those darn feet!
Now that this thieving cat has been apprehended mid-crime, her only hope is to stare through you into your soul until you absolve her of all fault…
Exocoetidae, commonly called Flying Fish, is a family of fishes aptly named for their ability to emerge out of the water and glide for long distances with their outstretched pectoral fins. Their streamlined torpedo shape helps them gather enough underwater speed to break the surface, and their large, wing-like fins get them airborne. Once in the air, these fishes can glide over considerable distances. Their flights are typically around 50 meters, but some fishes have been recorded to fly up to 200 meters or more. Some species of flying fish have enlarged pelvic fins as well as enlarged pectoral fins, which allows them to fly further than two winged gliders (up to 400 meters), and have far greater maneuverability. These fishes are known as four-winged flying fish.
Matthieu Georger is an amazing origami artist that can not only fold advanced and technical designs from other origami masters, but also creates his own designs, such as the bull and bear below. On his wonderful Flickr profile you will find a large collection of mostly animal origami. The well-lit and close up photographs of each artwork really let you appreciate the detail involved in each piece. Below you will find my ten personal favourites, but be sure to check out Matthieu’s profile for 120 more breathtaking designs.
Redditor adamtots says, “I found myself with a bunch of unwanted construction paper, so I made a bunch of tiny hats for my 3-legged kitten.” These are glorious…
In a series called Nature is Magical, artist ChaosLife illustrates six super fascinating animal facts. Well, with the exception of the last one, which is that flamingoes exist and I already knew that. I’m not a gentleman or a scholar (I’m a female and a dum-dum) but I know what’s up with flamingoes. I feel robbed of my sixth fun animal fact — I demand a re-do!
We usually write about other people, but today I want to share my own story. It all began after one stormy night, when my girlfriend saw what we thought was a dead sparrow below our balcony. He was barely breathing, covered in ants and completely blind. We usually write about other people, but today I want to share my own story. It all began after one stormy night, when my girlfriend saw what we thought was a dead sparrow below our balcony. He was barely breathing, covered in ants and completely blind. We brought him home and put him in a box. After spending a night in our bedroom, he woke us up with high-pitched tweeting. We tried feeding him, but without any luck, so we placed him in our balcony. He continued tweeting non-stop for 3 hours. Finally, his father found him and started feeding him. He brought his chick huge bugs and bread every 10-15 minutes all day long for two weeks straight. He was getting bigger every day, but he was still blind. I called a vet, and he told me to try simple eye drops. It worked like a charm! He even started hiding from us behind our flowers. Soon, his father started showing him how to fly trough the window. One day he just left – we knew this day would come eventually. We became really worried because that same night, and for the next few days, there was really stormy weather. However, 3 days later, he came back and fell asleep in one of our pots.
When Troy Alexander, posted pictures of a mysterious structure he had found in the Peruvian Amazon, he had no idea that the scientific world would be completely unable to name the creature that might have made it. But that’s exactly what happened. After coming cross this strange fence- and spire-like construction on June 7 and failing to identify it himself, he posted a picture on “whatsthisbug” subreddit in the hopes that somebody could. And yet nobody had a clue!
Though we've seen a lot of dog portraits in our time these might just take the cake as the most creative ever. Ron Schmidt is the person behind the company Loose Leashes, an online shop where he sells funny prints of our furry friends in wonderfully witty scenarios. Dog person or not, you can't help but fall in love with these photos. As he told Dogster, “All the images represent the freedom that a dog would have without someone holding its leash. These are the things dogs would do if no one was around and they had absolute freedom.” Though his past experience is in fashion and celebrity photography, Schmidt found his true calling by accident. After branching out on his own to pursue commercial photography, he found his niche when, one day, he decided to design a creative Christmas card for his family, friends and clients. Featuring his yellow lab Indy, the card didn't just show her pose in a traditional way, he had her carry a tree on her back. "It was a fun, conceptual image that was a big hit with everyone who saw it. Since I love dogs and photography, this worked out really well.”
This is the astonishing moment a jaguar emerged from the water to launch a ferocious attack on a caiman basking on a sand bank. These stunning images show the 20-stone cat striking with lightning speed while the eight-foot reptile basks on a river island in Brazil. In a flurry of action, the ferocious cat sinks its teeth and claws into the back of the leathery reptile before whisking it away in its jaws.
This is a video by Pinecone Lodge featuring a flutist fluting (???) a bear to sleep. I’m not 10000% sure if it’s real or not, but is anyone 10000% certain of anything? They SAY it’s real, but you know what? People lie. Not neccessarily these people, but who knows? It wouldn’t be the first time the internet’s fooled me! On the other hand, if it is real, then, cool! I’m glad things worked out the way they did. Because this could have ended horribly. Know what I’m saying? I’m saying HOLY SHIT BEAR ATTACK RUUUUN!
Just like photographer Traer Scott and her heartbreaking portraits of shelter dogs, artist Mark Barone is trying to bring some much needed attention to the neglected animals in shelters. After learning that 5,500 shelter dogs are killed every day in the United States, he decided to paint 5,500 portraits of actual shelter dogs with names and the date that they were killed. Now two years into the project, Barone has painted more than 3,500 portraits which, for any dog lover, are incredibly hard to look at.
Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. "Little owls are CUTE!," he states. "They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, with the help of Steve West. This is probably the male, who was clearly bored, while the female was in the nest on her eggs." Today, we bring you over a dozen photos that show you just how expressive owls can be. Whether it's the way they tilt their heads or walk with attitude, you have to agree, they're one photogenic bunch. "There's nothing like observing local burrowing owls over a period of weeks, even months," states wildlife photographer Debbie Tubridy. Whether they're first peeking out of their burrow, beginning to run outside of the burrow, testing their wings, learning to play, or in this case, exploring the world around them and perfecting lifelong skills that will help them survive on their own, they're always fascinating to watch and photograph."
Foo-Chan is a 3-year-old Chinchilla Golden that lives in Japan. As you can see, the poor boy is perpetually disappointed.
The Small Forest is an exhibition featuring a series of animal sculptures by Japanese artist Natsumi Tomita created with found objects and salvaged scraps. Using anything from a broken umbrella and bike parts to discarded cans and kitchen utensils, the gifted sculptor manages to reproduce the likeness of various creatures with a playfully creative aesthetic.
The blog Kitties and Bullshit is dedicated to making every song in the world about cats. Add in an illustration for each, and you’ve got a great idea on your hands.
Inspired by their love for both dogs and airplanes, digital production studio Ink created this playful series, entitled Dogfighters, that blends WWII planes with a selection of friendly, furry animals. The studio explains that the planes were "carefully paired with their canine counterparts in order to transform their familiar hard-edged, silhouettes into a more adorable craft; a beagle, a schnauzer and a golden retriever."
Colonel Meow, a Himalayan Persian cat who lives in Los Angeles, California, has set a Guinness World Record for “cat with the longest fur.” Three independent vets measured his fur at an average of 22.89 centimeters, or nine inches. Colonel Meow’s new record will be featured in the Guinness World Records 2014 book, which is set to release on September 12th. “We already knew that he was the best cat in the world, but to be recognised in the Guinness World Records book takes it to the next level,” Colonel Meow’s owner Anne Marie Avey said.
Farm Sanctuary is an American animal protection organization, founded in 1986 as an advocate for farm animals. Here are the best of before and after photos of the farm animals rescued by New York’s Farm Sanctuary.
Normally, one does not go to a news site for drink recipes, but finding this one was the exception. Fox News wrote an article for 10 Bloody Mary Recipes inspired by International Cities. Designed by Iron Chef Jose Garces, for Renaissance Hotels special Bar Menu, these 10 cocktails are intriguing to try. While I, Dottiepineapple, may not be skilled as a Iron Chef, has created her own fantastic bloody mary recipe. DottiePineapples Recipe. Its more of a basic bloody mary recipe, yet with one owns interpretations. Start with 16oz jar of ORGANIC tomatoes. Very important that they are organic for the flavor. If you are not into flavor, skip ahead for pretty pictures below. Tequila 6oz, one's preference, recommendations that it be gold. Being not a scientist, there are a couple of veg descriptions. Dash of each: Red pepper flakes, Cayenne pepper, White pepper, Black pepper, Smoked paprika, Celery salt and Salt. Choose only one of the following: Worcestershire sauce (classic), Soy Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Olive Juice. Warning: be aware how much salt you add. Hand Blend tomatoes and flavor, pore over 2/3 full tall glass, garnish with Celery, Cilantro, and Lemon/Lime wedge. Makes 6... enjoy!
Mei the cat plays with moving windshield wipers and gas station employees wiping down the windshield with cleaning cloths in these funny videos by ayapanyan.
Tumblr-er Mythsandfabrications’ daughter wanted to dress up their pet hamster David Bowie, but instead they made these cardboard cut outs. I think that’s a fair trade. Especially for Mr. Bowie’s sake. I mean, hamsters don’t wear clothes! Dogs, yes. Cats, if you’re brave. Guinea pigs, sure. Bunny rabbits, definitely. Snakes, of course. Turtles, duh. But hamsters? C’mon now, that’s just plain silly.
When you’re small and you haven’t completely made sense of the world, what better to do than stumblingly dance in backward circles?
Now you might think our fascination and general obsession with cats first came about with rise of the internet and a certain LOLcats meme, but you’d be more than a little mistaken. The original creator of the cat meme and those funny kitty photos which we all love, was in fact an American photographer called Harry Whittier Frees (1879–1953). He was dressing up & photographing his two felines (Rags & Fluff) long before the rise of animated GIFs and Tumblr streams.