The 10 Awesome Slippers You Would Love to Wear

Among the finest inventions ever made by mankind you will find the internet, selfies, ice cream and slippers. Yes, there is nothing like slipping on a pair of awesome slippers and making yourself at home.

The Rug Slippers

Awesome Slippers

The beautiful thing about these slippers is that when you aren’t using them they form part of a lovely rug. The horrible thing about them is that when you are using them you leave an awful slipper shaped hole in your lovely rug.

The Feet Slippers

Unusual Slippers

Who wouldn’t want to walk around their house with the comfort of having a couple of giant, rubbery feet on? These look like fun slippers to wear, although you might get some strange looks if you ever answer the door with them on.

The Fish Slippers

Weird Slippers

I just can’t imagine any good reasons for sticking a pair of stinking fish onto my feet. I guess that these aren’t real fish but they still look weird for putting on your feet. In fact, I can recommend staying clear of fish based clothing for any part of your body.

The Baby Slippers

Bizarre Slippers

I can’t work out if these are truly awesome slippers or absolutely terrible ones. Walking about the house with a couple of fake babies on your feet has got to be one of the strangest things you could do with your leisure time. If you have any real babies at home then you will want to be really careful to put on the slippers and not the little darlings when you want to walk around comfortably. I say this because babies make for pretty uncomfortable slippers.

The Cleaning Slippers

Unique Slippers

What a great idea this is. In fact, I think that I might buy a pair of these awesome slippers for everyone who lives in my house. No one will find anything suspicious about that, will they?

The Car Slippers

Awesome Slippers

These are among the coolest and most comfortable slippers you will ever see but they don’t exactly look like the most practical, do they? Would you not end up flat on your face when you tried to walk with these beauties on? Unless you have a great sense of balance it is definitely a risk.

The Light Up Slippers

Awesome Slippers

The idea of slippers that light up is just so clever that I can hardly stand it. This is a great idea for those late night trips to the bathroom when you just can’t be bothered switching on the lights.

The Tank Slippers

Awesome Slippers

These tank slippers look ideal for anyone wanting to play at some warm games in their living room.

The Grass Slippers

Weird Slippers

There are few things in life as satisfying as feeling the grass under your feet and between your toes. Thanks to these clever, awesome slippers you can feel this sensation even when you are lounging about inside the house. An alternative is to replace all of your flooring with grass, which sounds pretty good when I think about it.

The Poo Slippers

Bizarre Slippers

How horrible are these slippers? They look just like a couple of steaming piles of poo. It would be fun to see other people’s reactions but I can’t help thinking that I would feel a bit squeamish whenever I slip on these stinkers.

The 7 Most Unlikely Weddings in the World

Have you ever been to an unlikely wedding? Maybe the bride is beautiful. Perhaps the groom is unfortunate looking. However, those supposedly strange unions have nothing on these 7 most unlikely weddings in the world. Read on and be amazed.

1) Most Unlikely Weddings in the World: A Tower of Love

Most Unlikely Weddings in the World

When you read the name Erika La Tour Eiffel, we’re sure you can guess who or, ahem, what she married? That’s right; this former soldier’s life partner is a famous French landmark. According to reports, she almost became Erika Berlin Wall. That is, until the Eiffel Tower finally won her heart.

2) Most Unlikely Weddings in the World: The One Man Ceremony

Most Unlikely Weddings in the World

“I take me to be my husband and wife.” Liu Ye wanted to show his “dissatisfaction with reality.” Is there a better way of doing this than by marrying yourself? Heck, no. The guy turned up at the unlikely wedding ceremony with a cardboard cut out showing himself in a dress. Nice.

3) Most Unlikely Weddings in the World: The Virtual Bride

Most Unlikely Weddings in the World

You guys know what it is like when you’re really into  a computer game, don’t you? Yeah, you do. Don’t be coy with us. Well, multiply this feeling by a million times and you should know what this guy’s life is like. A man from Japan with the rather mysterious moniker, Sal9000, got married. Strangely, his unlikely bride was a character from a video game. Even more bizarrely, she has a more believable name than the human in the relationship; Nene Anegasaki. She is a star of the Nintendo DS classic dating game, Love Plus. They got married in Guam. It seems that this kind of thing isn’t as uncommon as you may think.

4) Most Unlikely Weddings in the World: The Goat Wedding

Most Unlikely Weddings in the World

Charles Tombe made a mistake. He paid a heavy price for it. Our intrepid hero was feeling a bit frisky and made an awful mistake. In Sudan, you are forced to marry a woman if you are caught having relations with her. In the case of poor Charles, the same law resulted in his caprine wedding.

5) Most Unlikely Weddings in the World: The Deceased Groom

Most Unlikely Weddings in the World

This next one isn’t funny at all. It’s actually quite sad. You see, Jonathan George was killed in a traffic accident just before his marriage to Magali Jaskiewicz in France. Thankfully, the French law allows for posthumous weddings if you can prove that you were about to get married before the death. It has been claimed that about 10 of these unlikely weddings take place each year.

6) Most Unlikely Weddings in the World: The Pillow Talk Wedding

Most Unlikely Weddings in the World

When you think of the comfortable wedding night this guy probably had, you’ll realize he is probably the smartest person on this list. Lee Jin-gyu married a pillow in 2010. Hang on before you start judging! The pillow has the image of a popular anime character on it. That makes it sound a bit less insane. I guess.

7) Most Unlikely Weddings in the World: Computer Love

Most Unlikely Weddings in the World

This unlikely wedding unfortunately hasn’t yet happened. But, we sincerely hope it does soon. Chris Sevier likes his computer. No, he really likes it. In fact, he loves that darned piece of machinery. He loves it so much that he wants to marry it. Chris would like to love and honour it until a busted hdd do them part. This marriage proposal was not so surprisingly turned down by authorities in Utah. Chris has challenged the decision. Perhaps one day, he will be able to kiss his computer bride in front of his friends and family.

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around

Have you ever stopped in your tracks because you walked past a strange church sign? You couldn’t believe what you just saw? If you sometimes get a quiet chuckle from these signs then here is a list of the top 10 strangest church signs around to keep the madness going.

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around: The Easy Spelling Religion?

Strangest Church Signs

Is following a religion that has words that are easy to spell important to you? Go on and admit it; there’s no shame in deciding the eternal fate of your soul for eternity on a grammatical basis. Having said that, I used to always spell Christianity wrong. So, I’m not sure if  the whole spelling this is the best way to judge a religion.

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around: The Staying in Bed Church Sign

Strangest Church Signs?

This strange church sign might clear up any doubts you have about the difference between going to church and…Err, perhaps not. Thanks for that.

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around: The Hipster Church Sign

Strangest Church Signs?

Are you too cool for church? Well then, perhaps the promise of a hipster Jesus is enough to get you kneeling on a pew soon. Be careful not to crush your skinny jeans while doing so.

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around: The Missing Letters Church Sign?

Strangest Church Signs

This is a very clever but strange church sign, isn’t it? I suppose the person who wrote it might convince a few people to convert because of his clever wordplay.

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around: The Facebook Church Sign?

Strangest Church Signs

I laughed out loud at this one. It is another smart idea that probably caught the attention of everyone walking past. What would you do? At least it’s not as serious of a quandary as receiving a friend request from one of your parents.

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around: The GPS Church Sign?

Strangest Church Signs

The twisting of current technology terms and idea for the purposes of church signs is clearly a bit of a trend. In this case, you are being offered Jesus instead of a sat nav system. Do his services include Google Maps as well?

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around: The Hot in Hell Church Sign?

Strangest Church Signs

It is really that hot in hell? I’ve always wondered about whether the place of eternal damnation is genuinely filled with fire and red hot pokers. When I say I have often wondered about it, I really mean that I occasionally muse on the subject. Actually, the thought once crossed my mind. You know what? Just forget I ever mentioned it, okay?

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around: The Free Coffee Church Sign

Strangest Church Signs?

Free coffee and everlasting life, eh? It sounds better than those coffee and toast combos that you end up leaving half the toast form because the coffee’s all been drunk and the toast is too dry to eat on its own. That’s really never happened to you?

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around: The Trip to Heaven Church Sign

Strangest Church Signs?

Am I the only person who thinks that churches should give you some sort of introductory offer? They could take you round heaven for a day or two and let you see what they are really offering. I mean, I’m sure heaven is great and all that. But, I’ve never even seen a brochure for the place.

The Top 10 Strangest Church Signs Around: The Moses Church Sign

Strangest Church Signs

Some of the strangest church signs have a clever message behind them. In this case, our friend Moses wrote a rock song called Basket Case that got to number 1 on the Billboard charts. That’s the right guy, isn’t it?

Midsummer Is Almost Here: 5 Traditional Ideas to Try

Traditional holidays from ages past that somehow still survived to the modern day have always been a fascinating topic for me. Especially if they’re less mainstream than the ones we’re used to – Christmas and Easter are a bit too well-known, for example, so they can’t really hold much surprise in regard with their traditions. Therefore, holidays like the Cinco de Mayo or, even less mainstream, Midsummer, are the perfect occasion to explore some unknown traditions of an almost forgotten holiday and maybe try them out. Heck – even if you don’t actually try them out – it’s still an interesting cultural trip worth taking. In the case of Midsummer at least, the pagan rites that were known as Midsummer are so intriguing they would make any modern day Wiccan green with envy.

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So, let’s try to tap a bit into this mysterious summer rite, present throughout Europe, but especially prominent today in its Scandinavian part.

1. Try baking a Swedish solstice bread

Yes, it’s a pretty ambitious task, but it’s an essential part of any Swedish Midsummer celebration. In Sweden and the neighboring Scandinavian and Baltic countries, the Midsummer solstice holiday was preserved so well that it’s still a major happening. You could try recreating the event at home: invite some of your friends and serve some smoked salmon snacks, on this very special and authentic bread meant precisely for that. Tell tales of Odin and the giants and drink the night away. You can find the recipe for the bread here.

2. Make a Midsummer bonfire

This should be easy enough. For extra safety, make it as a camping fire; just abstain from the marshmallows or the country songs and drink mead with your friends instead.

3. Make a hay roll with your friends and set it on fire on top of a hill (kids, don’t try this at home!)

To symbolize the setting sun (which from now on will be less potent then until now, since Midsummer means the sun is at its peak) and the shrinking day, European peoples would make a big hay roll for Midsummer, as tall as man, and put it at the top of a hill in the evening. As the people gathered for the celebration, someone was tasked with setting the hay roll on fire and giving it a push down the hill. What ensued was the image of a fire circle tumbling down in the dark, just like the setting sun. As a disclaimer, I should probably stress again that this kind of thing is totally not safe to try unless in a large group, unless it’s a safe environment without the risk of starting a fire around and so on.

4. Make a flower wreath and wear it all day

In Central and Eastern European countries (like Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria), the folk customs from the olden days would separate the boys and the girls until the big celebration with the bonfire which reunited the two groups later on. During the day, both groups would be charged with special tasks, and the girls’ tasks would often include braiding a flower wreath which could be worn on one’s head. Girls would wear them all day, and pass them on to other members of the family the next day. It was believed that wearing such a wreath would bring good luck and health until the next year, and if a girl would sleep with her wreath beneath her pillow during Midsummer night, she would have a great chance to dream of her fated one. If you’re a guy, don’t feel excluded – just make one and gift it to a girl or woman in your life and say that it’s for Midsummer.

5. Make an Eastern European sweetbread with yeast

The good part is that it will be easier to pull off than the Swedish solstice bread, so you could start with this one if you’re feeling a bit oven-shy. Eastern Europe is specialized in sweet breads, based on an yeasted dough, which are consumed especially at holidays, but hold a ritual value in themselves. For example, a bread like this will be used both at a wedding – for being broken into four and then thrown in the direction of North, South, East and West by the bride – and at a funeral, for being given away and sometimes even buried with the dead so they have something to eat on their journey to the other side. To cut a long story short, Midsummer is another great occasion for Eastern Europeans to bake their sweetbreads and you could try making one yourself. An example of an English recipe can be found here (and it’s tested and fail-proof). In Eastern European countries like Romania and Bulgaria, the skies open up during Midsummer night and prayers can be heard all the way up to heaven more easily. Bake the breads and make a wish!

10 More of the Funniest Selfies Ever

We love funny selfies on here. After all, we’re only human. With the art of taking a picture of yourself and putting it on the internet now officially more popular than breathing, there are plenty of brilliant ones to choose from.

The Holding the Cat Selfie

Funny Selfies

What is this crazy guy doing to his cat and why is he taking a picture of it? There are some places where you can safely hold a feline and there are parts you really shouldn’t touch. Ask your local vet for a demonstation if you still aren’t sure.

The Under Pressure Selfie

Funny Selfies

You really have to admire this girl’s determination. It seems as though she ran ont othe field of play in some sort of sporting event or maybe it was a concert. Even as she was being huckled away by security staff she managed to grab a quick selfie. Stay classy girl.

The Dog Selfie

Funniest Selfies

Taking a funny selfie with your dog is a great idea. After all, when else are you going to spend a few minutes of quality time with the stupid, slobbering mutt?

The Bathroom Selfie

Funny Selfies

Err, you do know that mirrors reflect stuff? And you also know that this includes stuff other than you? Some of the funniest selfies around involved things being reflected in the shot that the self-obssessed person taking it doesn’t even see.

The Supermarket Selfie

Funniest Selfies

This is why going to the superrmarket is a bad idea at any time at all. Weird people go there. First of all there are the ones who take selfies of themselves with their tongue hanging out in front of a pile of tins and stuff. Then there are the dudes who make rude gestures whenever they get the chance.

The Sellotape Selfie

Funny Selfies

What the freak is going on here? Apparently the sellotape selfie craze is now a thing. Apparently from being potentially dangerous (God, I’m staring to sound like my Dad) it is also really rather silly. And a complete was of good sellotape to boot.

The Mirror Selfie

Funniest Selfies

Now this is one cool selfie. I’m surprised thaty more people haven’t seen the genius of this idea and tried it for themselves.

The Feed the Dog Selfie

Funniest Selfies

You know, there are some things in life more important than taking your 15th selfie of the day. Feeding the mutt isn’t one of them. Dogs of the world will probably unite and overthrow us as the master race if this selfie craze carries on for much longer. They used to be the centre of our world but not anymore. Poor things.

The Missing Girlfiend Selfie

Funny Selfies

This guy wants us to believe that he is so much in demand that people go around forcibly taking pictures of him. Sadly for him and amusingly for us, the reflections on car windows rarely lie.

The Sauce Selfie

Funniest Selfies

What is this weirds guy even doing? Is that some sort of sauce he is pouring down his body? Has he mixed himself up with a popular dessert or does he think that this looks in some way good? Is this something I should try in order to add an extra bit of spice into my life or will people just laugh at me?