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Scott’s Favorite Buzz Of 2012

POSTS: 1. The BuzzFeed Book Club View this image › buzzfeed.com After went crazy on Twitter, we created book covers for our favorite suggestions. 2. British People Problems View this image › buzzfeed.com As a half-Brit, this selection of Reddit’s finest page — r/britishpeopleproblems — really spoke to 50% of me. 3. 60 Moments That…

Stray Dogs Are Everywhere, Even In A Paradise Like The Costa Rican Jungle…

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); We’ve been writing about the amazing work that Hope For Paws does for years now. But I think they’ve officially outdone themselves. On a recent trip to Costa Rica to get some much-deserved vacation time, it wasn’t long before they were called about a heartbreaking situation with an abandoned pup. The…

Fostering Profits: Abuse And Neglect At America’s Biggest For-Profit Foster Care Company

A BuzzFeed News investigation identified deaths, sex abuse, and blunders in screening, training, and overseeing foster parents at the nation’s largest for-profit foster care company. In the summer of 2004, a 15-year-old boy, needy and eager for attention, was driven down a road that stretched through the endless flatlands of Maryland’s eastern shore. The boy,…

Fake Michelle Obama Sends Out Mass Scam Email

A crudely written email that claims to come from the American first lady invites recipients to collect their supposed shares from a “scam victims’ compensation fund, ” but only if each one ponies up his email address, phone number and $260. “I am Mrs. Michelle Obama and I am here to inform you that your…

Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling

Back in 2011, then Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats (now freelancing) tweeted 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar. Coats learned the ‘guidelines’ from senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories, tweeting the nuggets of wisdom over a 6 week period. Last week, artist and User Experience Director at Visceral Games (a subsidiary of…

Glow-in-the-Dark Dining Table Timelapse

http://www.youtube.com/embed/KeskG-bFG9o?version=3&rel=0&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=0&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Light up your next dinner party with a table that glows in the dark! You can find the complete step-by-step instructions at Instructables. Photoluminescent (glow) powder mixed with clear casting resin fills the naturally formed voids in this Pecky Cypress hardwood, creating a unique and stunning table. The glow powder charges up in sunlight…

37 razones por las cuales los tatuajes no deberían ser permanentes.

POR QUÉ, POR QUÉ, POR QUÉ, POR QUÉ. 1. Estas instrucciones amables: View this image › worst-tattoo-ever.tumblr.com 2. Este tributo musical: View this image › worst-tattoo-ever.tumblr.com 3. ¿Este….. narval cargando un Twinkie? View this image › worst-tattoo-ever.tumblr.com 4. Este: View this image › worst-tattoo-ever.tumblr.com 5. Este trofeo: View this image › reddit.com 6. Este trampantojo:…

13 Most Memorable Quotes From Famous Classic Novels

Image: Flickr, Jonas Tegnerud New authors fill the bookshelves every day, but it’s the classics that we always come back to. Those old, tattered books you’ve had since high school contain some of history’s most quotable lines of wisdom. Amazon analyzed Kindle users’ most highlighted passages to determine the top quotes from classic novels. Popular…

13 Classic Horror Movies, As Written By R.L Stine

1. Carrie, 1976. View this image › ifitwerestine.tumblr.com View this image › ifitwerestine.tumblr.com 2. Friday the 13th, 1980. View this image › ifitwerestine.tumblr.com View this image › ifitwerestine.tumblr.com 3. Evil Dead, 1981. View this image › ifitwerestine.tumblr.com View this image › ifitwerestine.tumblr.com 4. Halloween, 1978. View this image › ifitwerestine.tumblr.com View this image › ifitwerestine.tumblr.com…

8 Twists on Just Girly Things

If you’ve ever scrolled deep into the Tumblr Dashboard, you’ve probably come across the ubiquitous Just Girly Things snapshots. The photos on this site, and others inspired by it, are blurry moments in the life of a mythical universal teenage girl who loves life … and hair products. Maybe as a blissful teen, you painted…

‘Institutionalized madness’: Director of naval intelligence not allowed to view secrets?

This certainly falls under the “you can’t make this stuff up” category: From the Navy Times: Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch, director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, director of the Information Dominance office, have been hamstrung since November 2013, when their high-level clearances were suspended amid an investigation into their ties to…