These Dirty Cars Are Being Turned Into Masterpieces By A Local Artist

Nikita Golubev is an amazing painter based in Moscow, who is experimenting with a whole new type of public art. As you can see, he’s already got a few incredible series on Instagram that showcases his interest in making work that quite literally blends with the scenery:

Golubev’s new work doesn’t require a pad, pencil, or watercolors. He’s found a way to bring out the art in an every day object: filth.

Instead of adding onto a surface, he takes away, drawing images in the dirt encrusted on cars and trucks he finds all over the city. 

A sense of visual depth is created by how deeply he scratches into the layers of grime:

It’s pretty surprising what he sometimes reveals:

Not to mention incredibly whimsical:

There seems to be no shortage of trucks in need of a wash in Moscow, and Golubev has a variety of messages for his audience:

Some are actually haunting. Can you imagine driving behind this sad face on the highway?

Or this gorilla who looks like he’s trying to start a fight?

It’s not easy to draw at such a huge scale, and some of them are so big he has trouble photographing them:

Though some are little and cute:

Many of them are images of plants and animals in the world, making the roadway a little bit more connected to nature:

Like this terrifying angler fish:

Or this serious cheetah:

But my favorite has to be this pop culture reference that also happens to include my personal motto:

“All cats are beautiful” is a much better message to scratch onto a dirty car than “wash me.”

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29 People Absolutely Shook By Some Of The Stuff On Drake's New Album

If you’ve been following news of everything Drake in the past few months, then you know that the insanely successful rapper’s been beefing with the album-of-the-year-candidate, Pusha T (seriously Daytona’s that good).

I won’t bore you with the details, but one of the most talked about back-and-forths in their beef is when Pusha T pointed out that Drake has a son the public has never heard of before. Shortly after, the beef between the two of them was squashed. Kanye, who owns the label Pusha T produces music for, declared it so and T confirmed.

It still didn’t change the fact that people had questions about this mystery child of Drake’s and other things that T brought up in their war of words. When Drake announced his newest album, Scorpion was dropping, fans of the artist were waiting with baited breath to hear if there’d be any references to the bitter exchanges between him and Pusha T. Well, Scorpion‘s here and people were not disappointed.

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Drake's album was full of surprises, like this note that sums up all the criticisms people make of him online.

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People are already giving lyrics from the album the meme treatment. Like this verse from 'Survival'.

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Drake's even got a Maury clip in his 'Final Fantasy' song. Here it is, and yes, it mentions Drake.

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Even politicians, like the always funny Norm Kelly, are turning to Drake's album for some inspiration.

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People were quick to point out the record's success. In meme form, of course.

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Lots of fans were really feeling this particular Drake verse, where he clears up why he never made the birth of his son public knowledge.

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Which more than a few people had a problem with, though.

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Like, a big problem.

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It really wouldn't be original if anyone said that though, so why try it? (this message is to all plotting deadbeat dads out there)

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At least some quality memes are coming out of it.

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Others had some questions about the album's cover art.

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While others had some suggestions of their own.

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A 'Final Fantasy' and 'Mortal Kombat' reference? Too much.

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Some people didn't mind it though.

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Some people were so moved by the lyrics that they decided to reach out to people from their past.

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This review of the album should have plenty of 'Star Wars' fans sold.

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And there was some talk of Drake sampling Michael Jackson on his album.

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People are excited for this MJ Dude to get some recognition.

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People couldn't believe just how hard side B of the record hit them.

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Others warned about the side effects of listening to the album.

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Others had a message for Drake haters who said the dude's career was "over".

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And although people love the entire album…

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…there are some clear favorites.

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Very, very clear ones.

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And of course, no Drake news would be completely without some choice Drake reaction memes.

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There are a bunch of people who just know that they'll learn every line of the album while scrolling through their Instagram feed.

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Some people listened to the other 'Scorpion' album.

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Turns out there's more than a couple.

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Even in Hip-Hop.

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Pop-Tarts Went Off On Someone Who Dared Mess With Their Creation

You think you know someone, and then you follow them on social media. Most of us probably think of Pop-Tarts as a wholesome family company, cranking out sweet, portable pockets of delicious baked goodness. That’s true, but in addition to all that, they’re also sick of our ridiculousness.

A Twitter user named @KieranCollins35 decide to @ Pop-Tarts with their kitchen experimentations involving one of their tasty tarts and a container of Old Bay seasoning. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s mostly used for flavoring seafood. Picture Pop-Tarts and crab juice together, and you’ll get a sense of this monstrosity:

That is offensive.

It’s unclear if the tweeter was trying to get a rise out of Pop-Tarts or if they genuinely think this is a good idea, but they definitely got their response. The social media manager for Pop Tarts has had a day, and they’re not taking anymore of this:

They responded:

“I’m not sure why people need to take the time out of their ‘busy’ (jk) lives to ruin a Pop-Tart and try to get some attention but congratulations this is the most famous you’ll ever be.”

Wow, you better put some Old Bay on that burn and consider yourself seasoned, @KieranCollins35!

This has apparently been building to a head for some time, as Pop Tarts has been combatting internet debate about what, exactly, a Pop-Tart is. They’ll sure tell you what it is not:

And they’re sick of everyone’s “innovative” Pop-Tart concepts:

Pop-Tarts have some specific ideas about what makes it tasty, and it will tell you when you crossed the line.

But some think coming for Old Bay is crossing a different line:

Their angry tone is likely part of Pop-Tarts social media strategy, not just some deranged tweeter, and it certainly engages consumers. At least the ones who want to get dragged to hell:

But be careful, because this may turn into a brand war:

Eat Pop-Tarts in whatever disgusting way you want, but if you’d like an actual recommendation from the makers of this pastry (?), here it is:

I love a sweet Pop-Tart, but I love it even more when it gets salty.

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This Kid's Brutally Honest Response To A Homework Assignment Is Too Relatable

This Kid's Brutally Honest Response To A Homework Assignment Is Too Relatable

Call it hipster-ism, call is selfishness, or call it extreme love, but there are some things we cherish and value so much that the knowledge of them becomes so precious that you want it all to yourself.

I remember loving a video game for Playstation so much when I was younger that when my friend at the time (who had an N64) talked about getting a PS and that game, I suddenly became very territorial and did everything in my power to talk him out of it.

It’s pretty weird when I look back at it now, but I really thought that there was no way he could appreciate the game as much as I did at the time. Plus, he had a bunch of other games he was good at and liked playing, let that game be my thing, you know?

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As it turns out though, I wasn’t the only greedy kid who wanted certain experiences all to themselves.

When twitter user @mum_reader decided to contribute her thoughts to the trending conversation for #NationalWritingDay, she shared this wonderful homework assignment from her son was he was six-years-old.

People loved how fervently the kid loves his favorite book.

People wanted to know what book captured his heart. I mean a piece of literature that could make a 6-year-old that passionate about reading must be special.

And it’s this bad boy right here. Just judging from the title, it looks pretty amazing.

When it comes to sassy assignment responses, students have been providing endless entertainment for the internet for a very long time.

Like this kid who doesn’t feel the need to explain themselves.

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Or Hope here who wants to name her rectangle Tedison.

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I mean the student’s technically correct. If you want someone to follow instructions you had in mind, then make sure you write them down as clearly as possible. It’s simple.

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He’s write, hitting defenseless animals sucks.

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Again, there’s nothing wrong with these answers.

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Who thought about the feelings of the first cells? Hmm? Now this student might’ve failed biology, but they passed empathy.

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Now I’d argue that the Situation’s torso has a much more exaggerated taper, but you definitely know what this student is going for.

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This assignment is opinion-based, so the answer can’t technically be wrong.

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Besides, this kid understands that without love, ruling the world isn’t a worthwhile endeavor. That’s why it’s number 3 on the list.

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These Popular Viral Stories Have One Thing in Common — They’re 100% Fake

These Popular Viral Stories Have One Thing in Common — They’re 100% Fake

You can’t trust everything in your Facebook feed. Thanks to, ahem, certain events from the past two years, people are finally becoming more aware of how easy it is to make fake memes, create Internet hoaxes, and spread mistruths. But hey, it’s 2018 now. You’d think we’d be a lot savvier by now when it comes to not falling for videos that were obviously produced by some marketing company. But you’ll be surprised how many of the biggest viral stories from the past few years were completely fabricated or even outright hoaxes — and yes, we fell for all of them. Below, a few viral stories you had no idea were fake.

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When Alan Rickman passed away in 2016, the Internet was flooded with photos and quotes to commemorate the late Harry Potter star. However, one of the most shared quotes wasn’t even real. It was a fake quote created by a fan on Tumblr. And another little fact to put a dagger in your Snape-loving heart? Alan never read the Harry Potter books.

WENT BACK TO KFC YESTERDAY AND SPOKE TO THE MANAGER SHE SAID IT IS A RAT AND APOLOGIZED, IT’S TIME FOR A LAWYER!!! BESAFE DON’T EAT FAST FOOD !!!

Posted by Devorise Dixon on Friday, June 12, 2015

Back in 2015, Devorise Dixon shared this nightmarish picture of a fried rat he found in a box of chicken tenders purchased from KFC. As the entire Internet dry heaved, KFC decided to test the “rat” at an independent lab. The results came back that the fried rodent was in fact chicken. Whew

Unfortunately, that fried rat head found at a Popeye’s was 100 percent real. 

Earlier this month, everyone couldn’t stop sharing a script from a fake Olive Garden commercial. Created by writer Keaton Patti, he tweeted that he made a robot watch hours of Olive Garden commercials and then had the bot generate a script. Although most of the Internet (ourselves included) thought the script was written by a real robot, it actually wasn’t. Artificial Intelligence is advanced, but it’s not that advanced.

“I wish people wouldn’t present these fakes as bot-written. Actual AI-written text just isn’t that coherent,”  scientist Janelle Shane explained on Twitter. “Neural nets learn by example. If you show it 1,000 hours of video (assuming 120,000 unique 30-sec Olive Garden commercials exist), you’ll get video out, not a script with stage directions.”

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This Facebook post from actress Meryl Streep’s Facebook made the rounds back in 2015. It was an uplifting post about an experience where an Italian director told her she was “too ugly” for a role. “Today I have 18 Academy Awards,” the post concluded. How inspiring! Too bad it wasn’t real, nor did it even come from Meryl’s real Facebook page (because she doesn’t have one).

Instead, the post was written by a fan. The incident, however, was a real one. Meryl told the story on The Graham Norton Show in 2015. According to her, while auditioning for a part in King Kong, Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis remarked in Italian, “Why do you bring me this ugly thing?” Meryl then replied, also in Italian, “I’m sorry I’m not beautiful enough to be in King Kong.”

Although the story was a real one, the actual Facebook post and the accompanied picture (which was not taken at the same time as her audition) were fake, and the account was later suspended for violation.

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Who remembers the time Paris Hilton pissed off the whole Internet with her tone-deaf shirt that mockingly blared, “Stop being poor”? Although the photo provided fuel for her haters, the picture was actually Photoshopped. The real picture showed her wearing a shirt that said, “Stop being desperate.” Yikes — we owe Paris an apology.

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This story was everywhere back in 2013, and the picture still makes the rounds on Facebook, but it’s #fakenews. 

According to a report in The Irish Times, a Chinese man sued his wife after she gave birth to a ridiculously ugly baby. After initially thinking his wife cheated on him, the wife confessed to having $ 100,000 worth of plastic surgery before they met, hence why the baby looked so different.

As hilarious as the story was, the report was completely fabricated by some Chinese newspaper, which was then picked up by other outlets. The picture that accompanied the story was a completely unrelated ad for a Taiwanese plastic surgery center. Taiwanese model Heidi Yeh posed for the family shot with three children whose faces were digitally altered. The text on the ad said, “The only thing you’ll ever have to worry about is how to explain it to the kids.”

However, the Internet has been circulating the picture for years thinking it’s real, much to Heidi’s dismay. She confessed in 2015 that the viral story has ruined her life and her career. “I realized the whole world was spreading it and in different languages,” she told the BBC. “People actually thought it was real. Even my then-boyfriend’s friends would ask about it.” 

Despite reports debunking the story, the picture still gets shared on social media even today.

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Back in 2014, one of the most vulgar memes involved drunken men loudly shouting “F–k her right in the p—y!” during live news broadcasts. It was incredibly tasteless, annoying, and drove newscasters crazy. And to make matters worse, the meme was ignited by a hoax.

Internet jokester John Cain created a fake video of a man, dressed in a hoodie and sunglasses, grabbing a microphone from a reporter and screaming the offensive phrase during a live broadcast. Even Gawker at the time reported that the video was a hoax. “These videos are terrible ‘viral’ hoaxes, and you should ignore them until they go away,” Jay Hathaway wrote.

But they didn’t go away. For the rest of that year, drunken sports fans, 12-year-old boys, and college hooligans delighted themselves in shouting the phrase every time they saw a camera. So, in a way, even though the meme started off as a hoax, through its popularity it morphed into a bonafide real meme. But still — ew.

Aww, although this was the most adorable viral story from 2015, this Japanese trend of owners trimming their dogs’ hair so that they look like cubes was largely false. First of all, the pictures came from a Taiwanese grooming store, not from Japan. Secondly, all the pictures (all three of them) only came from that one shop, which hardly counts as some newfangled “craze” or “trend.” Of course, that didn’t stop sites like Boing Boing and MTV from running the story anyway. Unfortunately, it’s just not true.

Pizza rat, in case you forgot, was a little rat, captured on camera by comedian Mike Little, dragging a slice of pizza down the subway steps. It was probably the most New York meme ever created and spurred dozens of Halloween costumes and Internet jokes. However, as much as it pains us to write this, Pizza Rat was fake.

The whole thing was a hoax by performance artist Zardulu, who told The Washington Post that she trained the rat to carry the pizza down the steps. The anonymous artist also took credit for other viral stories, like “selfie rat” and “raccoon riding an alligator.”

“In my art, I use highly trained rats to symbolize the shadow archetype and the subway as a symbol of our unconscious minds,” Zardulu revealed to Gothamist in a bizarre video. “I trained a rat to drag a piece of pizza down the subway stairs. Why has this become one of the most prolific videos of our generation? I believe because it symbolically completes us by incorporating our shadow into our conscious minds.”

Ooookay.

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Last year, Texas student JosephLongoria tweeted this bizarre photo of his teacher spying on the class by hiding in the ceiling during an exam. “My teacher left the room during a test so we all started sharing answers,” he tweeted. “Then I look up and she was staring right at me.” The photo instantly went viral, but Joseph later told Buzzfeed News that he made the whole thing up.

“I just had it along with the rest of my pictures,” he said. “I was deleting them because ya know, storage almost full, iPhone probs. So I decided to make it into a meme.”

As for the woman in the ceiling, no one knows who she is or where the picture originated from. Weird.

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Mom Shares Horrifying Photo Of Why You Should Never Join Your Kid On A Slide

Some of my fondest childhood memories involved me doing things that weren’t exactly safe, especially by today’s standards.

When I think about the old-school, steel playgrounds we would run and hang around on, or that dragon made out of old tires at Link Elementary that poetically had a wasp’s nest just hanging in its jaws, I think that maybe a few adjustments could’ve been made to keep kids safer.

Although, on the other hand, no one was injured all that seriously, so maybe a little danger is good for children? It’s tough to decide, but what I do know is that the surefire way to suck the fun out of something is to talk about how dangerous it is and get all Mr. or Mrs. Worst-Case-Scenario on people.

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But there are some seemingly innocuous activities that could result in some serious injuries for kids. Take a look at this photo of a mother going down a slide with her adorable one-year-old daughter, Meadow. What do you see?

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If you’re looking at the unnatural angle Meadow’s leg is turning in, then you spotted what’s wrong in this photo.

The baby’s sneaker caused traction on the slide, as she doesn’t understand the concept of keeping her legs straight in front of her yet. As a result, the weight of Clare bore down the slide and sadly, broke her little daughter’s leg.

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Clare wrote about the scary day in a Facebook post, urging other parents not to the make the same mistake she did and, as cute as it is, not to ride down the slide with their babies.

Clare shares her ‘PSA’ every single year, and mentions that it’s one of the most common summertime injuries parents bring their children into the ER for.

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So every year I do a PSA on going down a slide with your child on your lap. When Meadow was 12 months old (I went down with Matthew first, but he was lucky) , I went down the slide with her on my lap and her foot got caught between me and the slide. This picture is the moment her leg was breaking. She’s still smiling… because it was happening at this exact moment. When we went to the ER, the super empathetic 🙄 doctor lectured me on how common this injury is. I had no idea. I thought everyone took their kids down the slide. I strongly feel every playground should have a warning sign, but since I’ve never seen one (and we go to ALOT of playgrounds), I share this picture every year in hopes that the pain Meadow felt and the guilt that I still feel will save other babies and parents from the same. Don’t ever go down a slide with a baby on your lap. There is no SAFE way to go down a slide with your little.

Predictably, there were tons of parents who were quick to judge Clare for riding down a slide with her daughter, saying that knowing not to do that is pretty much “common sense.”

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In her defense though, I didn’t know how harmful it could potentially be and that so many children get sent to the hospital for it. Inevitably, Clare had to dispel the idea that she was recklessly endangering her child and drive home the fact that this was a freak accident that happens to many parents.

ETA: For all of the common sense posts… it is literally one of the top 3 reasons young children are seen in the ER during the Spring and Summer.

For everyone commenting on how I am holding my daughter. We didn’t start this way. She was centered on my lap. When I realized what was happening, I used my top hand to try to stop us and leaned to release her foot. I wasn’t riding down the slide with her on one side and leaning. That’s “common sense.”🙄

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There are tons of articles and studies out there that stress how common of a mistake this is, and plenty of parents have made that mistake, which either resulted in close-calls or really bad injuries for their children.

Now if you really want to get yourself freaked out, you can check out this list of the most common playground injuries. Some of them actually sound downright horrifying. Like swing sets breaking because of faulty or rusted chains. Imagine swinging your toddler and then all of a sudden they go sailing through the air because of some old chains? Try testing them out first.

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You’ll also want to watch out for “pinch” hazard rides and equipment. They could result in cut or amputated limbs. Yikes.

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Kids also can their heads/body parts stuck in holes that are just big enough to fit through, so if you have a notoriously squirmy youngun, watch out for those.

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Exposed bits of metal and rusty, nails and/or screws can also turn a harmless play session into a visit to the tetanus shot fairy.

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The best thing to be is prepared whenever you take your kid’s out to play. Thankfully for Heather Clare and her daughter Meadow, the little baby bounced back from her injury and is looking happier than ever.

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You can have fun without being an overly-protective helicopter parent, but striking that balance is the challenging part.

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This Teacher's Last Request Has Started A Debate About School Funding

If you’re lucky, you will leave behind a legacy that honors your life. A woman named Tammy Waddell is getting national attention after her death for doing just that. Waddell died on June 9, after a long battle with stomach cancer. She was 58.

Her cousin, Brad Johnson, shared a tweet describing Waddell’s last wish: that in lieu of flowers, people send school supplies in her memory to a non-profit called Project Connect. The organization provides backpacks to students in need in her Georgia community.

Waddell had been a teacher for 30 years in Forsyth County Schools, according to ABC News. Even at the end, she wanted to help kids get the education they deserved. A photo of backpacks waiting to be delivered after her funeral on June 13 has everyone weeping:

Johnson said close to a hundred teachers who had met or worked with Waddell showed up to retrieve her backpacks for Project Connect.

He shared a photo of them all lined up with the donations:

In an interview, Johnson told Good Morning America, “She was very inspirational in me achieving all that I have. She was as quick to give a hug as she was quick to give supplies to students who needed it.”

People are finding Waddell’s story so inspirational, they want to send backpacks, too:

And everyone is deeply moved by how one person can keep helping others even after they’re gone:

Waddell had a son, Kevin Waddell, who also works in Forsyth County Schools. He told GMA that he wasn’t surprised by his mother’s request.

“Part of what I loved about my mom was the passion she had as a teacher. It’s one of the inspirations that led me to the profession,” he said.

“She lived life by loving others and she was never worried about attention … she was just focused on the love,” he continued.

“The message she would try and deliver at this point is donate to your local schools. It doesn’t have to be here specifically.”

Kevin Waddell has said he’s heard from people wanting to donate supplies from as far away as Great Britain.

There it became a more controversial discussion about how Waddell’s gesture shouldn’t be necessary: fund schools and give kids supplies, wrote commenters.

It’s not possible to tell from Waddell’s obituary what she thought of school funding, but it does say she was “had a passion for literacy and believed that every child deserved an opportunity to learn.”

And that is a legacy people will remember.

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These Confusing Design Decisions Will Anger The Most Die-Hard Apple Fans

There’s no denying that Apple products are some of the more desirable ones on the market. iPhones, iPads, iMacs, Macbooks, pretty much all of their products have some of the highest resale values in the tech world because they’re in such high demand.

A lot of that has to do with just how sleek they are. Remember when the iPhone 4 was first announced? It was a thing of beauty. Super slim, glossy, gorgeous, compact, and just plain sexy.

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But some of those sleek designs come at a price.

For example, when Apple released the gorgeous iPhone 4, it turns out its engineers messed up and placed the phones antennas in a less-than-ideal spot. So if you held your phone a certain way, your service would drop and you wouldn’t be able to use your iPhone as a…phone.

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That’s not where the weird design choices end, either.

Ever use Apple’s rechargeable, matte-and-glossed out magic mouse?

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It’s a great little gadget and you feel like you’re navigating the mainframe of the starship enterprise while you’re browsing memes or logging into Facebook. Plus, the thing’s wireless, which makes the whole thing even sleeker.

Guess where they put the charging port? Definitely not in a spot that would spoil the mouse’s good looks, right? So put it on the bottom, no problem, right? Well, actually, it’s a big problem for anyone who’s trying to use the device while it’s charging, because look.

It would be like preventing a laptop from charging unless it’s entirely closed.

And as it turns out, tons of people have a problem with this awful design.

Some believe that the poor design is intentional.

While others are just flabbergasted.

Others put the onus on the customer, saying that if you can’t have the foresight to charge your mouse when you’re not using your computer, then it’s your own fault.

But some weren’t so quick to come up with excuses for Apple’s design team.

Others found a way around the inconvenience.

Since Apple is pushing the envelope it terms of design by being reductive in many ways, it’s going to inevitably lead to some cross-usability issues between devices of the same generation or “line-up.” Like users who purchased new Macbooks that removed all normal-sized USB ports in favor of 4 USB-C connectors. Some users were so flustered by it that Gizmodo made a video on how to cope with the new laptop’s lack of connectivity ports.

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And there are probably a lot of people happy that lightning cables will no longer exist, seeing as they love breaking.

Like, constantly.

If you thought you’re bad at taking care of cables, you’re probably not the problem.

And while we’re on the subject of questionable Apple designs, behold the iPod shuffle without buttons. This has to be one of the strangest designs in tech. Like, ever.

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What are some of the most infuriating Apple product designs you’ve ever dealt with?

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This 'Hot Dog Water' Costs $37.99 For The Craziest Reason

Years ago, when Limp Bizkit was a thing for a lot of people, Fred Durst and company decided to name one of their albums “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.”

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The album cover is fairly awful and a bit disgusting. I’m not sure what’s going on with the “chocolate starfish” in that picture, but I have a few ideas, and I’m not really interested in pursuing them any further.

Now I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that the band didn’t include “hot dog flavored water” in the title of their album in an attempt to entice prospective CD buyers by invoking a sense of deliciousness. I’m fairly sure repulsion is exactly what they were going for.

So imagine the surprise many people felt when they learned that Hot Dog Water is now being sold at the annual Car Free Day festival in Vancouver, Canada. And it’s $ 37.99 a bottle. In case you were wondering what such a ghastly-sounding and seemingly overpriced product would look like, well, here you go.

If you think your eyes are deceiving you, I assure you, they’re not. That’s literally a bottle of Voss-looking water with a hot dog floating around in it.

The best part about the Hot Dog Water is that there a bunch of health claims associated with the product that aren’t the immediate evacuation of whatever’s in your stomach through your mouth.

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“Improved brain function,” “increased vitality” and a “younger” look can all be yours if you slurp on some water with a hot dog floating around in it, apparently.

Upon seeing the stand selling the “revolutionary” new beverage, festival goers couldn’t decide whether it was an elaborate joke or an actual product designed for human consumption.

Which was really the question on everyone’s minds. There were quite a few people who thought the water was a legitimate health food product.

And some people already found potential customers for the $ 37.99 bottle of intestine-packed mystery meat juice.

When the creator of Hot Dog Water, Douglas Bevans, was questioned about the health benefits behind his creation, his response was a bit vague.

“We’ve created a recipe, having a lot of people put a lot of effort into research and a lot of people with backgrounds in science really creating the best version of Hot Dog Water that we could.”

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When asked exactly how the beverage made good on its health claims, this is what Bevans had to say to Global News.

“there’s a fair bit of it that is too science-y for me. So the protein of the Hot Dog Water helps your body uptake the water content, and the sodium and the things you’d need post-workout.” 

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However, a closer look at Bevans’ display quickly revealed that he was, indeed, not entirely serious with his product.

Bevans, a tour operator and artist, said that he came up with the idea while thinking up a way to comment on “snake oil salesmen” in the health industry.

It seems that everywhere you turn, there’s some type of suspicious-looking health craze likegem-infused water or the potentially life-threatening “Raw Water” looking to charge you premium prices in the hopes of making you believe you’ll attain perfect health nirvana.

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“It’s really sort of a commentary on product marketing, and especially sort of health-quackery product marketing,” Bevans said.

“From the responses, I think people will actually go away and reconsider some of these other $ 80 bottles of water that will come out that are ‘raw’ or ‘smart waters,’ or anything that doesn’t have any substantial scientific backing but just a lot of pretty impressive marketing.”

Even though the Hot Dog Water was a stunt, people still bought and drank it throughout the day. “They’ve been drinking it for hours. We have gone through about 60 liters of real hot dog water,” Bevans said.

Sounds like he’s well on his way to recouping the $ 1,200 he spent on branding, bottles, and labels for his art stunt. Along with the Hot Dog lip balm, breath spray, and “body fragrance.” Man, he went all in.

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This 'Hot Dog Water' Costs $37.99 For The Craziest Reason

Years ago, when Limp Bizkit was a thing for a lot of people, Fred Durst and company decided to name one of their albums “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.”

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The album cover is fairly awful and a bit disgusting. I’m not sure what’s going on with the “chocolate starfish” in that picture, but I have a few ideas, and I’m not really interested in pursuing them any further.

Now I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that the band didn’t include “hot dog flavored water” in the title of their album in an attempt to entice prospective CD buyers by invoking a sense of deliciousness. I’m fairly sure repulsion is exactly what they were going for.

So imagine the surprise many people felt when they learned that Hot Dog Water is now being sold at the annual Car Free Day festival in Vancouver, Canada. And it’s $ 37.99 a bottle. In case you were wondering what such a ghastly-sounding and seemingly overpriced product would look like, well, here you go.

If you think your eyes are deceiving you, I assure you, they’re not. That’s literally a bottle of Voss-looking water with a hot dog floating around in it.

The best part about the Hot Dog Water is that there a bunch of health claims associated with the product that aren’t the immediate evacuation of whatever’s in your stomach through your mouth.

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“Improved brain function,” “increased vitality” and a “younger” look can all be yours if you slurp on some water with a hot dog floating around in it, apparently.

Upon seeing the stand selling the “revolutionary” new beverage, festival goers couldn’t decide whether it was an elaborate joke or an actual product designed for human consumption.

Which was really the question on everyone’s minds. There were quite a few people who thought the water was a legitimate health food product.

And some people already found potential customers for the $ 37.99 bottle of intestine-packed mystery meat juice.

When the creator of Hot Dog Water, Douglas Bevans, was questioned about the health benefits behind his creation, his response was a bit vague.

“We’ve created a recipe, having a lot of people put a lot of effort into research and a lot of people with backgrounds in science really creating the best version of Hot Dog Water that we could.”

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When asked exactly how the beverage made good on its health claims, this is what Bevans had to say to Global News.

“there’s a fair bit of it that is too science-y for me. So the protein of the Hot Dog Water helps your body uptake the water content, and the sodium and the things you’d need post-workout.” 

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However, a closer look at Bevans’ display quickly revealed that he was, indeed, not entirely serious with his product.

Bevans, a tour operator and artist, said that he came up with the idea while thinking up a way to comment on “snake oil salesmen” in the health industry.

It seems that everywhere you turn, there’s some type of suspicious-looking health craze likegem-infused water or the potentially life-threatening “Raw Water” looking to charge you premium prices in the hopes of making you believe you’ll attain perfect health nirvana.

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“It’s really sort of a commentary on product marketing, and especially sort of health-quackery product marketing,” Bevans said.

“From the responses, I think people will actually go away and reconsider some of these other $ 80 bottles of water that will come out that are ‘raw’ or ‘smart waters,’ or anything that doesn’t have any substantial scientific backing but just a lot of pretty impressive marketing.”

Even though the Hot Dog Water was a stunt, people still bought and drank it throughout the day. “They’ve been drinking it for hours. We have gone through about 60 liters of real hot dog water,” Bevans said.

Sounds like he’s well on his way to recouping the $ 1,200 he spent on branding, bottles, and labels for his art stunt. Along with the Hot Dog lip balm, breath spray, and “body fragrance.” Man, he went all in.

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