Boy Swallows Party Toy, Can't Stop Squeaking
An eight-year-old boy from Argentina was partying a bit too hard when he swallowed a small toy. That toy happened to be one that squeaks which left the little guy honking each time he took a breath.
A video of his squeaking went viral and now we know the unnamed kid had the plastic piece causing the honking removed by doctors. It's believe he made a full recovery.
Check out the boy's squeaking to the right.
New Platform Crocs??
Fashion gets totally weird sometimes. When Crocs first came around, they got pretty bad reviews from us millennials. We all thought they were kind of ugly no matter how practical they may be. But there’s a new kind of Croc hitting the runway that just doesn’t make any sense to us. What’s with the platform Crocs making their way to some of the best fashion lines? You heard me. PLATFORM CROCS.
We certainly are not on board. Crocs have made a few high fashion debuts in the past, but nothing like the platform Crocs we’re seeing now. Some of them are even twice as high as you would imagine and are decorated with all kinds of charms. The shoes won’t be available for purchase until next year, so don’t get TOO excited yet. We know you’re all dying to get your hands on a pair...
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This Christmas Tree Puts Itself Up
As much as we love the finished product, putting up the Christmas tree has to be one of the season’s biggest pains. It doesn’t matter if it’s a fresh-cut tree or an artificial one from a box, with all the straightening and positioning, it’s not easy. That’s why we’re so excited about this faux tree that does all the hard work for you.
The Emerson Grow & Stow Christmas Tree makes it so easy, all you have to do is plug it in and push a button and it expands and sets itself up. The tree’s height also adjusts between six and nine feet, so it can fit in lots of different spaces. The base has wheels, so moving it is simple and it has a remote control so controlling it is too.
This tree is also prelit with 700 lights, which can be white or multi-colored. So all you have to do is take it out, plug it in and hang a few decorations on it and you’re done. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh Christmas tree, but this thing sounds kind of amazing.
The only downside to this high-tech tree is that they really charge you for all that convenience. It sells for $500, but it does seem worth it to not have to hassle with putting the tree up and hanging the lights and all.
Botched Eyeball Tattoo Leaves Woman Crying Purple Tears
Catt Gallinger, a young woman from Canada, is using her own experience to make people to think twice and do their research before getting an eyeball tattoo. In her case, the botched procedure left her with blurry vision in her left eye and purple discharge coming out of it.
Gallinger, from Ottawa, Canada, said that she decided to get an eyeball tattoo so that she would “feel more at home in my body”, but never imagined it would end up costing her sight. Soon after coloring the white of her left eyeball purple, the 24-year-old pet nutritionist noticed purple discharge oozing out of it. She went to the hospital, where doctors administered antibiotic drops and sent her home. Unfortunately, things got even worse after that. Her eye became swollen shut, and after doctors used steroids to alleviate her symptoms, the tattoo became congealed around her cornea, affecting her vision and causing severe discomfort.
The young woman recently told reporters that she has had to spend hundreds of dollars on prescriptions so far, and while the swelling and pain have subsided, her sight in the tattooed eye still isn’t as good as before. She claims that the coloring of the eyeball appears to be lighter than before, but that could be just the paint swirling around in the eyeball.
Doctors have told Gallinger that her eye has been permanently affected and have to “go completely or stay a blurry mess.” However, she remains hopeful that surgery will prevent her condition from becoming even worse, and maybe even repair the damage.
Blogger Makes Jewelry From Skin Removed In Surgery
After British blogger Tracy Kiss had surgery to remove excess skin from “down there,” she saved it and displayed it in a jar of surgical fluid. Gross, right? Well, it gets worse: when the skin started to turn grey, she wanted to find a new way to show off her excess skin, so she used it to make jewelry.
Kiss says she kept the skin to celebrate her freedom from pain because it took her 29 years to find out what was wrong with her hooha. And now she proudly wears that excess skin in a pendant on a necklace.
Of course, you can’t really tell what it is when you look at the jewelry. Kiss has painted the skin a shiny pink color and coated it in glitter. She then put it in a jewelry mold and filled that with crystal resin. So it really just looks like an innocent pendant unless you know the whole story.
“Its contents may not be immediately obvious to the unsuspecting eye or to everybody’s taste,” Kiss says. “but that’s the beauty of it.”
Source: New York Post
Food Expiration Labels Are Changing-Someone finally decided to standardize expiration labels on food!
Between the “sell by,” “use by,” display until,” “best before,” and other labels that tell us how long food is good for, we’ve become very confused. That’s why some of the biggest companies have now approved two standards: “use by” and “best if used by.”
The change was made for a big reason: food waste. A World Resource Institute press release, “an estimated 1.3 billion tons of food worldwide is lost or wasted each year.” For a U.S. household, that translates to an average of $1,500 spent on uneaten, expired food each year.
The change will happen by 2020. Source: Today
Parents Bribe Their Kids To To Go To The Dentist!?
It’s no secret that kids can be stubborn and cry and whine when they don’t want to do things, and while parents will do anything to get them to calm down when they are at their wits end, some are simply resorting to bribes.
And we’re not just talking giving them an extra hour of TV. In some cases, parents are shelling out big bucks to get their kids to simply go to the doctor or dentist. One New York mom tells the “New York Post” that in order to get her kid to go to the orthodontist for braces she promised him a trip to the Ferrari store, where she spent several hundreds of dollars on a variety of Ferrari-branded items. T
hat same kid also got a $2,500 go-kart that takes real gas when he had to have his tonsils removed. “It wasn’t a bribe — it was a reward because he behaved so well,” the mom claimed. “It’s OK to reward a child to get them to do something they don’t want to do. For my kids it works now.”
- Dr. Zev Kaufman, a prosthodontist on the Upper East Side, tells the paper he sees parents bribing kids all the time, promising everything from tickets to the World Series, a fancy bag, Apple products, or even a trip to Disney World.
- While some dentists simply laugh at parents who shell out big bucks to bribe their kids, not all agree that it’s harmless. “It gives a signal to the child that something bad is happening and they need to be rewarded,” Dr. Mark Hochberg, a pediatric dentist, says. “With a lot of millennial parents, the parenting isn’t as good as in the past.”
Source: New York Post