The miracle of birth is a truly, truly beautiful thing.
These baby shower cakes are not.
While great swathes of the global population celebrate the arrival of new life into the world with all manner of heartwarming ceremonies, in parts of the Western world it has become a custom to throw a baby shower complete with a novelty cake.
Generally, these cakes are a thing of beauty but sometimes they go horribly awry and we have the photos to prove it.
Be warned: these are not for the faint of heart.
We get where they're going with this but that protruding foot just makes us think of 'Alien'.
Ingenious use of the baby scan but hot pink and zebra print? Really?
What the hell is that 'baby' suspended in? To be fair, this is probably quite realistic but still utterly gross.
Is this fondant woman delivering her own baby? Excellent eyebrow detail, really exemplifies the excruciating pain that is childbirth.
Ah yes, remember in the olden days when babies were delivered through the mouth of a lion?
A bun in
Or eat cake ever againBy Sophie Tighe | #ICYMI – Wed, Jun 24, 2015
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- Daily Buzz – Wed, Jun 24, 2015
A Vancouver-based company is making headlines for all the right reasons with a line of single-serve coffee pods designed to combat the massive popularity of the environmentally unfriendly K-Cups.
The original concept of single-serve coffee pods used in Keurig coffee machines, K-Cups are made of harmful plastic and, according to a report from Mother Jones, the number of K-Cups produced in in 2013 alone was enough to wrap around the planet more than 10 times.
Knowing that K-Cups were generating such a negative impact on the environment, entrepreneur Darren Footz began the creation and design of the G-KUP.
“Simply put, I want to change the way the world consumes single serve coffee. The current waste created by K-Cups is unacceptable,” Footz wrote on the G-KUP website.
Business In Vancouver reports that G-KUP received a patent in February for what it claims is the world’s first 100% biodegradable and compostable single-serving coffee pod.
The pods are made from renewable materials and areRead More »from Introducing G-KUP, a 100 per cent compostable coffee pod
- Good News – Wed, Jun 24, 2015
Talk about a special bond between two friends.
Glenn and Buzz have been inseparable since the day they were abandoned but now they’re looking for a new home together.
Glenn, a Jack Russell, is permanently blind but gets around with the help of his guide dog Buzz, the Staffordshire bull terrier.
“Buzz acts as Glenn’s eyes and it’s as simple as that,” Sue Biebly from Stray Aid rescue centre told the BBC. “Glenn gets his confidence from Buzz, and if they were separated even for a few minutes they both bark and become distressed, so they would need to have a loving home together.”
Three weeks ago, the abandoned pair was found in a sea tunnel in Hartlepool, England. They’re now being cared for and reside at the Stray Aid rescue centre, where the staff hope to find a loving home for the pair.
The centre says the dogs, who are believed to be between nine and 10 years old, were dumped at the tunnel because of their age. Since becoming his guide dog, Buzz cannot stand to be separated fromRead More »from Blind Dog Has Own Seeing-Eye Guide, They’re Looking For a Home
- Daily Buzz – Tue, Jun 23, 2015
Doctors in Chile have discovered a 50-year-old fetus inside a 92-year-old woman’s abdomen.
After suffering a nasty fall, the woman was admitted to a hospital. That’s where doctors learned via X-ray that she was carrying a decades-old, 4.4 lbs fetus, the BBC reports.
The rare phenomenon, known as a lithopedion, is the result of a fetus dying during pregnancy and becoming calcified.
Marco Vargas Lazo, the director of the hospital, called the case “extraordinarily rare.”
The fetus, he said, was large and developed, occupying all of her abdominal cavity.
According to reports, there are only 300 known cases of “stone babies” in the world.
The study states that the chance of “abnormal pregnancy” is one in 11,000, with lithopedion occurring in 1.5% to 1.8% of those cases.
After looking at all of the recorded cases, the study found two-thirds of the diagnosis happened in women over the age of 40. The “period of fetus retention” ranged from four to 60-year-old women.
The 92-year-old did notRead More »from Doctors discover unborn 50-year-old fetus inside 92-year-old woman
It is not uncommon to see wedding dresses up for bid on eBay, but this beautiful Diane von Furstenberg number certainly stands out.
The lace, size eight ‘Zarita’ dress was supposed to be worn in a wedding at City Hall in New York., but the dress was put up for auction after the owner and her Brooklyn based fiancé had split.
The Metro reports that the owner is a 30-year-old British woman who wants to remain anonymous. She told the paper that, “while the dress still sits abandoned in the corner of her room, it acts as a constant reminder of what might have been. So although she loves it with all her heart, she has to let it go.”
The original eBay post was titled “Rejected wedding dress seeks lasting love and holy matrimony.” Bidding on the dress has come to an end, reaching £1,150.00 ($2,242.60 CAD).
The e-Bay post began with a poignant anecdote: ”I was supposed to be worn at City Hall in New York. I was going to be the main attraction of a 60s wedding theme. I was going to be low-key,Read More »from Heart broken bride makes depressing eBay post to sell unused wedding dress
- Daniel Wong | SingaporeScene – Mon, Jun 22, 2015
Give yourself a pat on the back.
Parenthood is tough, and you’re doing the best you can.
You thought the worst was over when you no longer had to deal with dirty diapers, multiple middle-of-the-night wakings, and temper tantrums.
But it seems like the worst isn’t over. In the blink of an eye, you now have a defiant child on your hands.
He talks back to you. He disobeys you. He doesn’t pay attention in class. He refuses to do his homework.
Maybe the situation is more serious than that. Maybe he’s hanging out with bad company, or maybe he’s started smoking or drinking.
You’ve tried everything, but things haven’t improved. But rest assured that there’s hope, because the situation can get better.
Having mentored many rebellious, defiant children, I’ve come up with a list of 10 strategies that work:
1. When you’re angry, walk away temporarily.
It’s reasonable to get angry when your child is rude or disrespectful. But if you’re on the brink of losing control of your emotions, walk away.
TellRead More »from How to deal with a defiant child: 10 strategies that work
Raccoons are known for their thievery, but this little guy may also be an alcoholic.
A raccoon broke into a warehouse, and instead of finding food, the furry creature found alcohol. He got wasted.
Workers, at an alcoholic distribution warehouse, captured the raccoon on video stumbling all over the place and drinking from broken beer bottles.
As seen on video, the critter definitely had a tough night at the warehouse: a beer case toppled over on the ground, scattering cans and bottles of beer everywhere.
After having a few sips, the raccoon awkwardly attempts to escape the drunkard’s paradise, but not before completely wiping out at the doorway, much to the entertainment of the shop workers.
With over 500,000 hits, the hilarious video is sure to make anyone’s day but let’s hope this poor guy makes a fast recovery from his hangover.
- Spaces Contributor | Spaces – Sat, Jun 20, 2015
Mollie Busby thought she'd spend her life in the fashion industry, happily putting her degrees in journalism and retail to use as the editor of a women's magazine.
But then she met Sean -- at the 2010 funeral of a 13-year-old boy named Jesse, the son of one of Mollie's good friends. Jesse had died of complications from type 1 diabetes. Sean Busby, a professional backcountry snowboarder who also has type 1 diabetes, ran a charity called Riding on Insulin that he wanted to kick into high gear after Jesse's death. Mollie decided to make that happen.
They fell in love in the process. And traveled the world. And got married, always keeping Jesse in mind as they pursued bigger and better things for Riding on Insulin, which helps connect people with type 1 diabetes, largely through snowboarding camps. They also sought bigger and better things for themselves.
For them, that meant moving to a small skiing community in northwest Montana, living off the grid in a yurt, a portable,Read More »from In off-the-grid yurt, Montana couple live 'on our own terms'
- Lester Nyan | What’s buzzing? – Fri, Jun 19, 2015
2015 has been an incredible year for Pentatonix – their Christmas album went platinum, they received their first Grammy award and debuted on the big screen in Pitch Perfect 2.
The band, which just concluded the Asia leg of their On My Way Home tour, has added yet another thing to its list of accomplishments by releasing a 90-minute documentary on Vimeo on Demand. The video came out on June 18.
The feature follows the group on their journey back to Texas after receiving their first platinum plaque for "That’s Christmas to Me" and winning a Grammy award.
Mixed with live performances, the movie features a behind-the-scenes look at the group's on North American tour as they start to record their fully-original album.
Pentatonix first announced the documentary with a teaser trailer while they were in Japan. Fans all around the world holding their breath for the release ever since.
Here are some reasons why you should watch it:
1. It makes you emotionalRead More »from A cappella sensation Pentatonix release 90-minute documentary
What does $20,000 worth of ‘relentlessly gay’ décor look like?
Thanks to a mean-spirited letter which has inspired a GoFundMe campaign, we may soon find out.
Julie Baker of Baltimore, Md. says she received a note from her neighbour in response to a row of rainbow solar lamp jars in her front yard, which have “Love” and “Ohana” (Hawaiian for family) written on them.
Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay! Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone it Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be forced to call the police on You! Your kind need to have Respect for GOD.
The letter was posted to Facebook (along with a photo of the jars) by a friend of Baker’s. Since the post went up Wednesday night, it has touched a nerve online and inspired everything from a Relentlessly Gay website, t-shirts, plans for a Relentlessly Gay Garden Party (with kid-friendly ideas, of course) and the GoFundMe page, intended to raise money for moreRead More »from Woman told her front yard decor too 'relentlessly gay,' fights back with more rainbows
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