15 Desserts That Look Equally Appetizing And Appalling

My favorite birthday cake I ever had was a Winnie The Pooh character cake that my mom made me. I was really lucky to have a mom (and grandmother) who decorated cakes beautifully. It always felt strange to cut into a character I loved so much and then proceed to eat them, but I guess that’s the whole point of a cake. As a kid, you can get over it pretty quickly.

But these desserts, made by Katherine Dey, are so gruesome that you may never want to eat cake again (okay that would never happen…but you know what I mean.) Would you be able to get past the realistic gore?

When someone says you have nice eyes, that probably doesn’t mean they want to eat them.

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It’s the stem that really freaks me out on this one…

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Who hates babies enough to EAT one?

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Definitely not for the vegetarian in your life…

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It would be fine without the intestines.

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Okay this one isn’t bad at all, just realistic.

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STOP MAKING BABIES IN CAKE IN 2018. WE DESERVE BETTER.

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I can’t even deal with this.

13 Outrageous Olympic Moments That Made History For All The Wrong Reasons

The Olympic Games are the world’s biggest sporting event, and that means two things: they feature the world’s best athletes competing on the highest stage, and something is bound to go wrong. Really wrong.

The cameras were rolling when these 13 downright weird events stunned the world. Which is good, because otherwise we wouldn’t believe they happened at all.

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Gymnastic fans who tuned in to the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia were stunned to watch one competitor after another miss their vaults.

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Australian gymnast Allana Slater was the first person to spot the problem: the vault block was five centimeters too short, which had a huge impact on the jumps. The block was reset, but many competitors were too shaken by their falls to recover.

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Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila has two claims to fame: he’s incredibly fast, and he has really tough feet. When he couldn’t find a pair of running shoes that suited him, Bikila ran the 1960 marathon in Rome barefoot.

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And – of course – he won and set an Olympic Record. He’s just lucky there weren’t any Lego pieces along the race track.

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Doves, the universal symbol for peace, have always been an important part of Olympic opening ceremonies. But live doves haven’t been used since the Seoul games in 1988. The plan was for the doves to fly off from the Olympic torch during its lighting, but many of the poor birds were roasted alive instead.

The South Korean crowd storms the boxing ring.Gusts Of Popular Feeling

Olympic referee Keith Walker was just doing his job when he gave Korean boxer Jong-il Byun a penalty for headbutting. But when Byun lost the match, the South Korean crowd broke out in a riot.

Even South Korean officials and stadium security guards attacked Walker. “I was very concerned at the time,” the judge remembered about the scary moment.

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Eric “the Eel” Moussambani from Equatorial Guinea had never even seen an Olympic-size swimming pool before the games in Sydney. So how did he win a race against the world’s best swimmers?

They eliminated themselves with false starts. Moussambani won his race just by finishing, and even though his time was too slow to advance to the next round, there’s no denying he made Olympic history.

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There’s no single moment that sums up the strange face-off between figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 Winter Olympics. After a violent attempt to sabotage Kerrigan failed, the two women competed in an event full of tears, dramatic re-dos, and a surprise ending that saw Harding finish in eighth place.

It was enough drama to inspire a Hollywood film, which of course it did.

10 Mysterious Unsolved Crimes That Still Fascinate Us

We’re always interested in compelling true crime stories, but the best ones leave us with more questions than answers.

These 10 unsolved crimes are a great puzzle for your imagination, if you don’t mind some grizzly stories. We may never know the truth about them, but there are still cash rewards waiting to be claimed for most of these cases.

10. D.B. Cooper

A sketch of Cooper.FBI

In 1971, a man using the alias Don or “D.B.” Cooper bought a one-way airline ticket to Seattle. Once the plane was in the air, he claimed he had explosives in his suitcase and hijacked the plane.

After ordering the pilots to land, Cooper was given $200,000 by police, then ordered the plane to take off again. He finally jumped out of the plane – with a parachute and the money – somewhere between Seattle and Reno.

Police search the ground for Cooper.AP

While a handful of clues have turned up, after interviewing more than 1,000 suspects the FBI’s file on the Cooper skyjacking is still open.

9. The Long Island Serial Killer

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By chance, an officer training his canine partner in 2010 discovered a woman’s body dumped beside Long Island’s Ocean Parkway. The body was stuffed in a burlap sack, and within two days police found three more just like it.

Authorities soon realized they had a serial killer on their hands, but they’ve never identified the man suspect of murdering as many as 16 women over almost two decades. The killer is also known as the “Craigslist Ripper” for his habit of targeting escorts on the popular website.

The $25,000 reward for information that puts this killer behind bars is still unclaimed.

8. The Gardner Museum Robbery

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In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two police officers responded to a distress call at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. After museum guards let the men inside, they revealed themselves to be thieves in disguise.

After handcuffing the guards, the thieves walked out with 13 pieces of art worth a combined $500,000, making the heist the most valuable theft of private property ever.

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Last year, the museum offered a $10 million reward for information about the heist, but there’s still no sign of the two robbers or any of the art.

7. The Black Dahlia

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Actress Elizabeth Short was found murdered in 1947, with her body dumped in a vacant lot outside Los Angeles. Police were stunned to find Short’s body had been cut in half, and had its blood drained out before it was dumped.

While more than 150 suspects were interviewed – and some even turned themselves in – no one was ever arrested for Short’s murder.

6. The 300 Million Yen Robbery

The scene of the crime.World Treasures

On December 10, 1968, four employees of a Japanese bank were traveling through Tokyo in a company car loaded with 300,000 million Japanese yen. The huge load of bank money and employee bonuses would be worth $5.7 million today.

A police officer on a motorcycle warned the men their car had been strapped with a bomb, which fit with threatening letters the bank had received days earlier. The officer tried to disarm the bomb under the car, but smoke and flames started pouring out from underneath it.

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As the bank employees ran for cover, the fake police officer drove away with their money. The bomb scare was part of the robber’s plan, and no trace of the money was ever found.

13 Popular Dishes From Around The World That Turn Our Stomachs

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but taste is pretty much universal.

While we probably eat more chips, soda, cookies and candy than the rest of the world, there’s no denying those foods are delicious. You can’t say the same about these 13 “local delicacies.”

1. China – Drunken Shrimp

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You’ve probably tried something called “drunken shrimp” at your local Chinese restaurant, but this dish is not the same. Rather than being marinated in liquor and cooked, the traditional recipe involves “stunning” shrimp in ethanol before eating them live.

I love shrimp, but it’s probably hard to eat as many when they’re staring back at you.

2. Laos and Indonesia – Stink bugs

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We hate to break the news to you, but eating bugs could be the next big trend for America’s culinary scene. Bugs are a popular snack around the world because they’re high in protein and easy to farm.

In case you’re thinking “stink bugs” don’t sound very appetizing, you’re right. Even proud bug-eaters admit they’re like chewing on bitter sunflower seeds.

3. Scotland – Haggis

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We’re sure lots of countries “invented” boiling a sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs in the animal’s own stomach, but only the Scots are proud enough to take the credit. It’s nothing impressive to look at, but the “nutty” texture is supposedly nice with a side of mashed potatoes.

For the less daring, there’s also a vegetarian version which swaps nuts and beans for the sheep bits.

4. Thailand – Durian

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Durians are available throughout Asia, but don’t expect to pick them up at the grocery store and bring them back to your hotel. These huge stinky fruits have been banned by most taxi companies, since the smell can linger for days.

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If you can get pas the stink – which has been compared to rotting onions and raw sewage – the “custardy” fruit is said to taste pretty good.

5. Mongolia – Kumis

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Like children around the world, the kids of Mongolia drink cow’s milk to grow up big and strong. But their parents will reach for kumis – or horse milk – to get a little buzz. Since mare milk is so sugary, it becomes slightly alcoholic after it’s fermented. While leaving the milk to curdle doesn’t sound appetizing, it’s a necessary step because raw horse milk is a powerful laxative.

6. Japan – Shirako

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While it looks like brain tissue, shirako is actually much more disgusting (which is impressive). Called “white children,” the sushi dish is made from the sperm sacs of fish like cod, and served cold. Tourists brave enough to try it say the dish is sweet, and tastes like custard.

Woman Is Allergic To Her Own Husband, And Pretty Much Everything Else

When Johanna Watkins first met her husband Scott, the two grade school teachers from Minnesota felt a connection right away.

The couple tied the knot after dating for just two years, but didn’t get the happy ending they had hoped for. In fact, four years later, Scott and Johanna can barely see each other, and haven’t kissed each other in over a year.

Scott and Johanna on their wedding day.Johanna Watkins

But the couple haven’t fallen out of love. The only thing keeping them apart is Johanna’s rare medical condition – mast cell activation syndrome – which makes her allergic to almost everything.

When Scott first met Johanna she was already sensitive to certain foods, like gluten and dairy products. Over time, she started reacting severely to hundreds of things, from foods and fabrics to scents.

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“Our life constantly feels like a crisis,” Scott says about his bride’s condition. “Johanna’s immune system is just totally misfiring. It’s, at this point, irreversibly broken. She’s at the whims of her body. This is a killer disease and her form of it is insane.”

The young woman has been hospitalized multiple times for her allergy symptoms, which are comparable to the kind of severe reaction caused by a peanut allergy.

“Most people, when their throat starts to close in, they go to the emergency room,” Scott explains.

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“But Johanna’s throat is always tight, her body always hurts — that’s just her normal everyday life because these cells are identifying everything as a threat.”

And the worst part about Johanna’s condition is that even Scott can trigger an allergic reaction, which has forced the couple to get creative in order to live together.

8 Times That Astounding Discoveries Were Made During Routine Construction Work

No matter how thoroughly you plan out a construction project, there is just no guarantee that everything will go accordingly to that plan. It isn’t just construction mishaps, scheduling, or delayed materials that cause problems, one of the biggest issues is that once you start digging, or breaking into walls and floors, you really don’t know what you’re going to find.

Here are 10 times that construction crews found some pretty insane stuff while working there way through a project.

In 2015, Scottish construction workers were working on a section of the Ruthven Road bridge when they discovered a time capsule that had been sealed up in the bridge for over 120 years. When it was opened, they found a number of items including: a bottle of whiskey, a newspaper, and a scroll. The box and its contents were donated to the Highland Folk Museum.

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Remember as a kid when you and your friends would try and “dig for dinosaur bones?” Apart from the odd arrow head or other indigenous artifacts, most of us came up empty. But the reality is that finding something ancient isn’t all that uncommon. While working on the foundation of a Seattle residential building, workers found a 60,000-year-old mammoth tusk. The company responsible halted construction so that the tusk could be removed and preserved.

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During World War 2, thousands upon thousands of bombs were dropped by all sides. Some of those bombs were either faulty, or for some other reason didn’t detonate upon impact, so it isn’t uncommon to unearth ordinances during construction projects. On Christmas day in 2016, a two ton RAF bomb was discovered in the Schwabian city of Augsburg in Bavaria. It forced the evacuation of over 50,000 residents.

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In 2015, Lewis Shaw was helping to demolish a chimney in an old home. It was here that he found a letter addressed to Santa that had been placed there in 1943. It was written by a little boy named David and it was written as follows:

Dear Father Christmas,

Please can you send me a Rupert annual, and a drum box of chalks, soldiers and Indians, slippers and any little toys you have to spare,

Love

David

Lewis Shaw actually started a campaign to find the boy who wrote this letter, and wildly enough, he managed to find the man, now quite old, but still alive.

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12 Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually Completely True

It might be cliche, but it is true: truth is often far stranger than fiction. That’s why when you hear something that you just can’t believe to be true you should always check on it before you discount it out of hand. These 12 facts will absolutely blow your mind once you read them.

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These next six facts will leave you scratching your head.

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21 Facts That Will Make You Look At Your Food Differently

They say that you can never truly know somebody, and that’s probably true. But you would hope that the food in your kitchen was a little more dependable.

It turns out that some of America’s most popular foods are hiding bizarre secrets. Here are 21 foods you’ll never look at the same way:

1. Bananas are clones

Ever notice that banana candies don’t taste like the real thing? That’s because the banana “flavor” is based on the taste of a Gros Michel banana. Those went extinct in the 1950s, and the gold standard for bananas switched to the Cavendish.

Cavendish bananas have been bred over decades to become clones of each other, with every single banana sharing the exact same genetic material. That’s part of their a-peel: there’s no seeds in a cloned Cavendish.

2. Every fig contains a wasp

Figs have a very special relationship with these bugs. Every variety of fig is pollinated by a different species of wasp. When the female wasp flies into the fig, they lose their wings and become trapped.

A fig wasp climbs onto one of the fruit.Wikimedia

Of course, enzymes inside the fig dissolve the bug before you eat it, but does that make it any less disgusting?

3. Mountain Dew is mainly orange juice

Yes, really. The third ingredient on most bottles of Dew is concentrated orange juice. But no, that doesn’t mean it’s a healthy part of a balanced breakfast.

4. Tea bags are not meant to be dunked

Well, today’s modern ones are designed to be dipped in water, but that wasn’t the original idea. When Thomas Sullivan started making them in 1908, they were meant to be free samples of loose tea. But his customers found it was easier to dip the whole bag in water instead.

5. Lots of foods contain beaver butt

You should be warned what “castoreum” means, in case you notice it on any ingredient lists. This substance is processed from the anal glands of beavers, and used as a vanilla substitute in lots of processed foods.

In the wild, beavers mix castoreum and urine to mark their territory.

6. Look out for “natural food coloring”

While food makers still use all kinds of natural products to make food dye, the key ingredient for the red color is a little gross.

A cochineal insect.

Carmine, or dried and ground up cochineal beetles, have been used to make red dyes for thousands of years. They’re still found in all kinds of foods, including Skittles.

7. What’s in wax?

Another food fact you’d probably rather not learn: what do they make gummy candies out of? It’s carnauba wax, the same stuff that they use to give your car a good shine.

Both varieties of the product are made from the leaves of the carbauba palm tree, which grows in Brazil. It’s also used to make floor polish, shoe polish, cosmetics, and medicinal tablets.

8. “Acceptable” levels of insect parts

If you asked me what the “acceptable level” of bugs or rodent hair in my food was, I would say none. But I guess the FDA doesn’t have my high standards.

The organization has outlined the levels of food contamination that they’re take action over, and they’re pretty relaxed. In chocolate, for example, less than 60 insect fragments in 100 grams of chocolate is okay. Yuck!

9. Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada

Does this count as false advertising? Whether you love it or hate it, Sam Panopoulos from Chatham, Ontario is responsible for this popular pizza variety. (He passed away earlier this year, so go easy on it with all the complaints about pineapple on your pizza.)

10. Strawberries aren’t berries

They’re really fruit, and so are raspberries. Berries come from a single “flower” with more than one “ovary,” which is why they grow in bunches. That means strawberries, which grow individually with multiple seeds (on the outside) are fruits.

Meanwhile, bananas are berries. Maybe. They certainly fit the bill because they bloom in bunches, but the banana “tree” is made of tightly woven leaves. Some people think that makes bananas herbs. Lets just keep things simple and call everything a fruit. Okay?

Everyone Knows This Lion’s Face, But No One Knew His History, Until Now

Movie fans will recognize this famous lion as the logo for movie studio MGM, and true film buffs might even know that his name is Leo (supposedly), but this cat has a secret history as interesting as any Hollywood star.

Slats, the first MGM lion.MGM

When MGM was in the market for a new logo in 1917, designer Howard Dietz was inspired by his college mascot and suggested a lion. The lucky feline who was picked to be the first ever MGM lion was Slats, a lion from the Dublin Zoo who traveled to Hollywood for his big break. But audiences never heard Slats roar, since this was before movies even had sound!

Jackie the lion records his roar.MGM

When the studio need to record a new version of “Leo” for the 1920s (including the sound of his roar) the cat they picked for the job was named Jackie. This was a true show business lion: he was the grandson of one of Hollywood’s first trained lions, and the son of a circus performer.

Jackie poses for a photo with Greta Garbo.MGM

After recording the movie opening, Jackie had a long movie career with more than 100 credits. He rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars – including Greta Garbo – and he was featured in lots of classic Tarzan movies.

But Jackie was best-known as “Leo the Lucky,” a nickname he won by surviving a bizarre string of workplace accidents that would have driven a human actor to leave Hollywood for good.

But earthquakes, explosions, and even a plane crash couldn’t scare Jackie…

6 Medical Conditions That Completely Transform People

There are a few things in life that seem too weird to actually have any chance of being true. In medical science, there are the really, really bizarre things that become all the more strange because they exist, and they could happen to you.

This condition is when a bald, red patch on the tongue is surrounded by white bordering, often causing strange shapes to appear on the surface of the membrane. The reason for this disorder is currently unknown, but it is assumed to work in tandem with diabetes and allergies. Only 1-2.5% of people have this disorder, do you?

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While many will find this affliction humorous, for those that suffer from it, it’s no laughing matter. Foreign Accent Syndrome is a speech disorder that changes the way we vocalize in our own language. Often it develops after a mild brain injury or stroke and comes with other speech changes.

Congenital Hypertrichosis may be the basis of werewolf legends around the globe. This genetic disease causes the growth of excess hair all over the body and face, and individuals with the disorder have likely been victimized for centuries.

Think you’re safe from these conditions? Read on and you may just find a reason to think twice about that!

These Scientists Get Awards For Making People Laugh

The Nobel Prizes are known as the gold standard for intelligence and human achievement. Some of the best and brightest individuals in the world have been awarded the symbolic medal of the prize’s founder. These however, not so much.

The Ig Nobel Prize was created as a parody by scientific humor magazine, the Annals of Improbable Research to “honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.”

Here’s a list of some of the more wacky and almost pointless winners of this less-than-distinguished prize.

The first ever Ig Nobel Prize was given to researchers Andre Geim and Sir Michael Berry for their uplifting study of – yes – magnetically levitating a living frog. While technically it was more focused on repulsing the water in a field, but the amphibian was a nice touch.

There once was a time when we didn’t know that people suffered more when looking at ugly art compared to less ugly art. Well actually, we had a good idea of it, but not while shooting some poor art critic with a laser! Thanks to Marina de Tommaso, Michele Sardaro and Paolo Livrea, we now know that the better art looks, the less pain we feel while looking at it (unless it’s

Now, these discovery’s are actually somewhat useful, but then there are winners that have us straight-up questioning who let these scientists into the lab in the first place.

5 Award-Winning Experiments That Will Make You Burst Out Laughing But Then Make You Say “Hmm”

The Nobel Prizes are known as the gold standard for intelligence and human achievement. Some of the best and brightest individuals in the world have been awarded the symbolic medal of the prize’s founder. These however, not so much.

The Ig Nobel Prize was created as a parody by scientific humor magazine, the Annals of Improbable Research to “honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.”

Here’s a list of some of the more wacky and almost pointless winners of this less-than-distinguished prize.

The first ever Ig Nobel Prize was given to researchers Andre Geim and Sir Michael Berry for their uplifting study of – yes – magnetically levitating a living frog. While technically it was more focused on repulsing the water in a field, but the amphibian was a nice touch.

There once was a time when we didn’t know that people suffered more when looking at ugly art compared to less ugly art. Well actually, we had a good idea of it, but not while shooting some poor art critic with a laser! Thanks to Marina de Tommaso, Michele Sardaro and Paolo Livrea, we now know that the better art looks, the less pain we feel while looking at it (unless it’s

Now, these discovery’s are actually somewhat useful, but then there are winners that have us straight-up questioning who let these scientists into the lab in the first place.

Man Lives With Family For A Year. Problem Is, They’re Dead

Robert James Kuefler, of Minnesota, has been charged with interference with a dead body or scene of death. Police found the bodies of Kuefler’s mother and brother in their family home in 2016, after they had both been dead for over a year.

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Police didn’t figure out that the people had died for over a year until a neighbor reported that the home’s grass was unkempt, and that there hadn’t been much movement around the house in quite some time. 94-year-old Evelyn Kuefler apparently died in August 2015, several months after the death of Richard Kuefler, both from apparent natural causes.

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Before you start thinking this a real life case of Norman Bates, this story is more strange than murderous…

Blood Seen Leaking Out Of Funeral Home And Flowing Down The Street

Funeral homes are inherently spooky. There’s dead people all over, people who work with dead people, and a lot of crying family members. It sounds like the beginning of a crazy horror movie.

For people in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, they were met with a crazy sight: blood spilling into the streets out of a valve in front of Greenoaks Memorial Park.

Bystanders noticed a river of blood flowing out onto the streets and flowing onto a road for a good 20 minutes.

“We sent out both our sewer inspector and our environmental specialists to take a look. We determined that it wasn’t a sewer issue and that it was an issue on private property,” Adam Smith with the City of Baton Rouge Department of Environmental Services said.

But just because it was on private property doesn’t mean it’s any more pleasant to look at.

Are you ready to see the bloody street?