Internet Bands Together To Find Woman's 147-Year-Old Wedding Dress

Tess Newall, a bride from Edinburgh, Scotland, got married in June wearing the same gown every woman in her family has worn since her great-great-grandmother. Even cooler? Her great-great-grandmother made it herself way back in 1870.

Some time later, the newlywed took the 147-year-old dress to Kleen Cleaners for a specialty dry clean. But soon after, the store fell into liquidation and Newall was told by administrators Wylie & Bisset that her dress had been lost in the process. 

Distressed, Newall took to Facebook in the hopes that someone might recognize the family heirloom. Her post quickly acquired more than 300,000 shares and 43,000 comments.

She wrote in full:

I have just found out that the dry cleaners have lost my much loved wedding dress. It was made by my Great Great Granny in 1870 (I altered the top) and I wore it in June 2016. Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh used to be the best but recently fell into crooked hands and have gone into liquidation. It seems that the dress was taken to be sold so it could be winging its way anywhere. Please share this far and wide in case anyone stumbles across it! I realise there are far greater issues in the world but it means the world to us. More family memories need to be woven into its threads.

Thank you so so much.

Love Tess x</span>

Somehow, the post made its way onto the Facebook feed of the person who now owns the building. He checked what was behind by the previous administrators and found “a crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor.”

The owner let Newall&apos;s parents into the shop, where they found that it was the dress they&apos;d been looking for. Newall updated her post to thank everyone for sharing the post.

Despite this letter received today saying..

“it appears that your dress was NOT located with the wedding dresses within the store and as such was DISPOSED OF when the premises were cleared”

..We received a phone call from the very kind landlord of the shop property who had read about it through this amazing response. He checked what was left by the administrators Wylie & Bisset and found a crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor. My mum and dad have just been let into the shop and to their amazement and joy it is our dress! (Still with our ticket attached, but not even cleaned)</span>

But they still have one hurdle left: Actually retrieving the dress and taking it home.

Frustratingly – a representative of Wylie & Bisset who showed up after weeks of ignoring our pleas to let us in insisted that for “procedural reasons” he must take it back to his office in Glasgow, but assure us it will be delivered safely back to us on Monday.

My family can&apos;t thank you all enough for creating this frenzy which allowed us into the shop before it was too late, and are over the moon to be *almost* reunited with Dora&apos;s dress</span>

Still, Facebook commenters were ecstatic at the news. “So very pleased for you,” one user wrote. “Nice to have a happy ending for a change.” The power of the Internet never ceases to amaze. 

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People Thought Donald Trump Unfollowed Kellyanne Conway And Things Got Out Of Hand

On Tuesday, shortly after what must have been Kellyanne Conway&apos;s worst interview yet on the Today Show, and only hours later seeing her thank and retweeting a white nationalist, public speculation that Conway would be the next member of Trump&apos;s administration to either be fired or resign seemed like a pretty good bet.

As the rumor mill started churning, people started noticing that Kellyanne was no longer being followed by Trump, thinking that Trump essentially announced that he was going to fire her over Twitter.

Many have already likened the Trump presidency to another reality TV show, complete with its twists and fan favorites being voted off the island every few days, which is why this was so believable, but the reality of the situation is that none of the accounts ever followed Conway to begin with.

Trump has followed the same number of people for years, with that number fluctuating on occasion, including that time in January where he followed @EmergencyKittens, an account dedicated to flooding the internet with pictures of cute kittens, for a limited amount of time.

At no point in time was it documented that Trump followed Conway&apos;s account, with someone pointing out just that a few weeks after the elections.

But the damage was done. The rumor mill churned out its alternative facts and soon even those with verified accounts were tweeting the news to the masses.

Later in the day, both Trump and the POTUS Twitter accounts followed Conway, presumably to put and end to the rumors that she was next on the chopping block.

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Yet another valuable lesson on why you should double and triple check your sources before spreading news.

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Guy Edits Himself Into Band's Wikipedia Page To Sneak Into VIP Lounge

Regular concert goers know the importance of arriving early at a venue when there isn&apos;t any assigned seating. After all, no one wants to get stuck in the very back of a GA show, craning to see the stage over everyone&apos;s bobbing heads and cell phone lights. This is infinitely more important if the band playing happens to be popular in your area because you know the place is bound to be packed.

Adam Boyd went to see The Sherlocks perform in Manchester, UK with a few friends, but got to the venue late and as a result had a pretty crappy view. Where Adam Boyd failed, Drunk Adam Boyd came to the rescue with a creative solution that made him the envy of every rule-following concert goer in the world.

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The band consists of two pairs of brothers, but they got another family member courtesy of Boyd&apos;s fast-moving Wikipedia edit.

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This isn&apos;t the first time a fan has used a Wikipedia edit to get a better view of the band, and it most likely won&apos;t be the last. He shared evidence of his shenanigans on Facebook, who in turn shared it with the rest of the world.

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No word on whether the bouncer charged with guarding the VIP room faced any repercussions, but after hearing about the story, it seems like the headliners for the night didn&apos;t mind.

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Justin Trudeau's Face When Trump Went For A Handshake Is Priceless

Justin Trudeau is known as Canada&apos;s Golden Boy. He&apos;s young, kind-hearted, has an open policy for refugees, and is all about charity and giving back to the people. He&apos;s also in incredible shape and is super, duper, dreamy.

Donald Trump is the complete opposite.

So the impending meeting between the two of them was one that everyone was desperately looking forward to.

Well it finally happened this past Monday, and although it was just a run-of-the-mill meet and greet between two world leaders, something surfaced.

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Namely this amazing photo that was captured right before Trudeau shook Donald Trump&apos;s hand.

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It was if in that split-second Trudeau couldn&apos;t betray himself and revealed what he and much of the world felt about the Donald&apos;s presidency.

And, of course, the internet took notice of the photo and had a lot to say about it.

People also noticed that Ivanka was very, very happy to meet the Canadian Prime Minister as well.

But in all honestly, can you blame her?

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CeeLo Is Now Internet's Newest Meme After Showing Up To The Grammys Dipped In Gold

Award shows are held to a really high standard nowadays. Having a handful of the greatest entertainers the world has to offer perform just doesn&apos;t cut it anymore.

Evidently, CeeLo Green was on the same wavelength as the rest of us. He showed up dressed in gold from head to toe, and set the bar high for anyone else hoping to be turned into a meme before the Grammys were over.

In case you missed it, this was the red meat thrown into the cage that housed everyone on the internet.

Once everyone got a look at his costume, things went from 0-100 real quick.

Other people showed up in over the top outfits, but they may as well have come in with jeans and a hoodie. For example, Girl Crush, who I just learned was a person because my fingers aren&apos;t as close to society&apos;s pulse as they once were, came in dressed as a ball pit. At the very least, she deserves an honorable mention.

But even though he didn&apos;t win any awards, he definitely won fans&apos; attention and will forever be immortalized online in a plethora of dank memes.

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Twitter Is In Love With This Couple Who Went To Special Needs Prom Together

Twitter user ThatGuyJigg recently took to Twitter to share perhaps the cutest couple in the would right now — his brother, Justin, and his prom date, Victoria. They&apos;re all dressed up for Night to Shine, an “unforgettable prom experience” for special needs kids who might not be able to go their school&apos;s prom.

He asked the internet to help them go viral, and the internet obliged, retweeting the post 220,000 times and liking it more than half a million times. 

And Justin seems pretty excited about the whole thing.

Someone even drew a sketch of the two.

Mostly, people are just freaking out about how adorable these two are.

We really need some fashion tips from both of them. 

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Newspaper Accidentally Uses Photo Of Alec Baldwin Instead Of Donald Trump

It&apos;s fair to say that Alec Baldwin&apos;s impression of Donald Trump is one of the best things to happen to Saturday Night Live in a while. And it turns out that he’s so convincing, a newspaper in the Dominican Republic accidentally used a photo of the actor instead of the president in an article discussing Trump’s stance on Israeli settlements.

According to the Huffington PostEl Nacional issued a correction online after the screw up on Friday, but by then, the image was already circulating online. And Twitter users are loving it.

The paper stated the photo was sent to them by the Associated Press, correctly revealing that it was Alec Baldwin doing an impression of the president, but somehow, it accidentally made it into the paper. 

I guess his impression is just that good.

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14 People Share Their Heartbreaking Deportation Stories

The United States is a nation of immigrants and a very young one at that. Immigration has taken center stage in recent months, mainly as a tool to leverage voters by politicians who otherwise have conflicting interests with their current or potential constituents. 

While everybody wants to come over and start their lives in the United States legally, the process to do so takes years and costs thousands of dollars. As a result, people that come to visit overstay their visas and have to look over their shoulder while they try to expedite the processing of their paperwork.

These immigrants, who are now illegal, can go on living years in the US before either gaining residency or being deported. They get married, have kids, work long hours and usually hold very labor intensive jobs. That along with no access to healthcare or any type of government assistance program is still, in their eyes, a better life than the one they left to come here.

As you know, these people either end up gaining residency, or they get deported. These anonymous whispers come from the latter, people whose lives have been turned upside down after having a family member or themselves plucked out of their lives. Check out their stories below/

  1. My husband was deported two days after I gave birth to his son. Being a single parent is difficult. America the country that separates families :/
  2. Doesn't it sucks that my mom is alive and that I can't see her because she got deported when I was 11. Trying to save enough to see her is hard
  3. My ex girlfriend accused me of beating my own son when in fact it was her aunt that was doing it. I spent a year in prison fighting the case and then I was deported. I will never see my son again.
  4. The worst news ever was getting a call from my best friend and him telling me that his parents got deported. My family took my best friend in to live with us while his parents work on their paperwork
  5. when I was a toddler, my dad was deported to his country. only communication I have is FB. & he doesn't know how to spell my name.
  6. My dad was deported to Africa when I was 2 but he still contacts me everyday to see how I'm doing and ask about my day
  7. I want to go to Mexico and see my father. He was deported. If I could only hear his voice and give him a hug.
  8. Its been 4 years since my dad was deported and it still hurts to see my mom work a job that pays her $ 1000 per month and barely get by, i had to take up a job just to help out and move back in
  9. My dad used to be in the US all my life, then in 2012 he was deported & only get to see him once a year when I get vacation days. I keep all that pain bottled up of not being able to see him everyday.
  10. My mother was deported 7 years ago. I haven't seen her in 7 years. I miss her so much! What I would give to just hug her again!
  11. My Dad has been deported back to Mexico in 2013. Now that Donald Trump is president, I'm probably never going to see him in person again😢
  12. I got deported from the states even though I'd been there since I was 2. Probably gonna go live in Canada now
  13. I got deported from the United states after living there since I was 2.... Broken system over there.
  14. My dad just got deported... I always thought criminals were the only ones to get deported. My dad only got a speeding ticket and now he's gone...

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Betsy DeVos Was Blocked From Entering A School By Angry Parents And Teachers

It’s fair to say that&nbsp;Education Secretary Betsy DeVos isn’t the favorite cabinet pick of the recently elected Donald Trump. She barely scraped past the Senate, with rebelling Republicans joining forces with Democrats to tie the vote at 50-50.&nbsp;Vice President Mike Pence was given the deciding vote, the first time ever a vice president has done so for a Cabinet nominee.

But many teachers and parents are worried that&nbsp;DeVos, who has donated millions to the Republican party, will increase the use of school vouchers and as a result, defund&nbsp;public schools. During her hearing, she also avoided a question on whether schools should be forced to make adaptations for children with disabilities.&nbsp;

And this discontent is no more obvious that on&nbsp;DeVos’ first visit to a school since her confirmation. DeVos was set to visit&nbsp;Jefferson Middle School in Washington on Friday, but was forced to make a hasty retreat to her car after parents and teachers blocked her from entering.

“Keep giving money to senators and buying your way to the position,” ABC reported one protester as shouting. As DeVos was whisked into her car by one of her staff, they continued: “I hope you’re proud of yourself. Go back. Shame! Shame! Shame!”&nbsp;

The protest was&nbsp;organized by the Washington teachers union, and included teachers and parents.

According to the Washington Post, DeVos was later able to enter the school. DeVos declined to answer any questions from reporters, but issued the following statement:

“It was really wonderful to visit this school, and I look forward to many visits of many great public schools, both in D.C. and around the country. Thanks very much.”

As you can imagine, her critics were pretty pleased with the scene.

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Trump Supporter Posts Email While 'Boycotting' Netflix And It Doesn't End Well

Yesterday, Twitter user and Donald Trump supporter, Baked Alaska, decided to cancel his Netflix subscription over the recently announced show Dear White People. The show is based on a satirical comedy film of the same name which explores racial tensions from the perspectives of several black students at an Ivy League college. 

This shouldn’t be a surprise considering that Baked Alaska was due to attend the pro-Donald Trump ‘DepolaBall’ in December, but was removed from the list of headliners when it emerged that he had a history of anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi tweets about the “Jewish question.”

Baked Alaska claimed in a tweet that the show “promotes white genocide,” and included a screenshot of his canceled Netflix subscription. 

For some reason, he decided to leave his email address in the screenshot. Here’s what happened next…

At least he sees the humor in it?

As does the rest of the internet.

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