Someone Is Scratching Creepy Messages Into Banana Peels For People To Find

There is one thing humans are always trying to do and that’s freak each other out. Just look at what we do with clowns. If something innocent and sweet can be turned towards evil ends, we will. Take, for instance, the banana.

Writer and producer Kevin Biegel has introduced a new element of fear to the preferred fruit of toddlers and the potassium-deficient. He takes a harmless, ordinary banana, scratches a haunting message into it. Then…he waits.

At first the message is barely visible:

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But then the words will surface:

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HELP!! That banana KNOWS about me! Friends of Biegel’s will suspect him if something like this happens in their fruit bowl, but what if you live alone? What if you put a banana in your grocery basket, and it appears as you unpack at home? I’m crushing a banana in my hand and screaming just thinking about it.

Unfortunately, the idea has gone viral and we’re all vulnerable to banana terror now. People love it so much, they think it could be a plot twist in movie:

A movie with a very obvious name:

In fact, people like it so much it got turned into a meme:

Something tells me this will be the new trend for summer:

There’s a lot of directions you could go. Messages from a sentient banana:

Once it occurs to you to do this, it’s pretty hard to resist the pull.

Biegel didn’t invent the idea; people shared some of their fruit art in the replies:

This banana message trend is just getting heated up. The sky is the limit for where it can go, so buy your banana bunch and experiment. Perhaps with terrifying your children:

Kids are already afraid of fruits and vegetables, anyway.

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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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Bath Bomb Turns Woman Into A 'Smurf' And The Photos Are Hilarious

Every holiday and birthday, you’re guaranteed to get at least one bath bomb from a relative who had no idea what to get you. Bath bombs are up there with socks in the generic gift category. Apart from turning the bathtub into a slip and slide for the next person who has to use it, they’re a pretty safe gift. 

At least that’s what Twitter user Rebekah Butler probably thought. She recently picked up a galaxy bath bomb from Kroger that she claims had some unintended effects.

Yes, she’s a smurf now. 

In a caption alongside the tweet, Butler claimed that the bath bomb “dyed” her skin. “I was in the bath for a solid 5 minutes and now I am a freaking SMURF,” she added. “So to everyone I snapchat, enjoy looking at my forehead till I am no longer a smurf.”

Butler wrote in a reply that she was shocked at first, but that she quickly got over it. 

And it does seem to be coming off pretty quickly. 

Butler says she’s going to contact Kroger about the bath bomb, and hopefully she’ll keep us all updated. 

People found the incident hilarious, of course. 

As it turns out, there’s a lot of GIFs that are perfect for this situation.

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Man Successfully Shoves 459 Straws Into His Mouth–And We're Beyond Impressed

A man in India named Manoj Kumar Maharana has been working hard to really accomplish something while the rest of us have just been sitting on our butts in front of the computer: breaking a Guinness World Record. 

The organization shared news that Maharana has officially broken an eight year record for most straws in a person’s mouth, coming in at 459.

If you want to see this excruciating process, here’s the vid:

Maharana’s accomplishment has a lot of people questioning what the heck they’ve been doing with their lives:

It’s never too late to try and break a World Record, and you just need to make it to 460. Then, hit the bar for drinks. You’ll be the most popular person there!

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This Guy Loves Celebrities So Much He Photoshops Himself Into Their Lives

Robert Van Impe is best known online at Average Rob, even though the life he showcases on social media is anything but average. With the help of a little creativity and a lot of Photoshop, Average Rob has embedded himself in the life of all his favorite celebrities. 

Also Spider-Man’s:

Many of the photos Average Rob seamlessly integrates himself into are pretty iconic. His captions and outfits ad a twist to photos you’re familiar with. He’s just a regular dude, hanging out with the mega-rich and famous. You can almost imagine yourself hanging out with them too:

Except maybe you’re not quite as obsessed with showing your butt to Spider-Man as Average Rob is:

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Woman Puts Trump's Qualifications Into His Points-Based Immigration System—It Didn't Go Well

It’s no secret that Donald Trump has been keen on cracking down on immigration since the day he stepped into office.

So when Trump endorsed a bill that would cut down legal immigration by half earlier this week, it didn’t come as much of a surprise.

The bill, called the RAISE Act, would institute a skills-based point system for entry, rewarding educated, English-speaking immigrants with high-salary job offers. The measure would also eliminate diversity visa lotteries, and maintains that immigrants who enter the country would be ineligible for welfare for a certain amount of time. 

The new rules clearly favor certain immigrants over others. Given the rigorousness of the standards proposed, Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell wondered what would happen if the tables were turned.

Rampell’s assessment, which is, of course, highly speculative, doesn’t give Trump much of a chance. 

In fact, according to Rampell, Trump would score a zero in several categories, including “Age,” “Record of extraordinary achievement,”  “English-language ability,” and “High-paying job offer,” based on the sometimes ambiguous, sometimes absurdly-specific language of the bill. 

Trump’s final score: 18. 

The minimum score to even be considered: 30.

Some could argue that Trump would score in the top 10% of the English-language test, which would garner him the 12 points needed to meet the threshold, but there would most likely be applicants who would score well over the 30 points, potentially knocking Trump off the list. 

Twitter wasn’t too shocked by the results:

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An Animal Shelter Turned A Chewed Up Dog Toy Into A Murder Mystery

Wisconsin animal shelter Fox Valley Humane Association is the host to an adorable chocolate lab named Hank, who is in love with his favorite toy, a stuffed animal named Fuzzy Purple Hippo.

That love was put in serious jeopardy, however, earlier this month, when Fuzzy Purple Hippo was discovered one morning with serious injuries. Animal shelter employees feared the worst: ATTEMPTED MURDER.

Luckily, Fuzzy Purple Hippo survived.

But the investigation into Fuzzy Purple Hippo’s apparent assault continued.

Fuzzy Purple Hippo, meanwhile, went to see a therapist. 

But even after Hank’s arrest, protesters asserted that the adorable four-year-old dog was innocent.

Investigators began to study the case further.

And what they found surprised everyone. Hank was not only innocent—he had been trying to save Fuzzy Purple Hippo’s LIFE!

Fuzzy Purple Hippo and Hank will presumably live happily ever after in their new family, but if you want to support the other critters living at Fox Valley, you can donate to the organization through its website.

[h/t Mashable]

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This Artist Is Turning Stretch Marks Into Beautiful Rainbow Designs

Cinta Tort Cartró is an artist who is building up a name for herself on Instagram as Zinteta. Bored Pandareports that part of what’s made her so popular is the divisiveness of her work. People keep arguing about whether or not what Zinteta does is gross or beautiful, and opinions on that probably mostly have to do with how body positive you are. One project she’s been working on is painting in the lines of women’s stretch marks:

“Stretch marks are part of our essence, our moments, our lives, our stories and us,” Cartró writes on Instagram, acording to Bored Panda. “To accept all this is to accept your roots, your history, everything in it and, after all, accept yourself.”

Beautiful sentiment. And it also looks cool:

But another thing Zinteta does is paint underwear and tampons with rainbows to represent period blood:

That’s not something everyone wants to see a museum exhibit on. Considering how squeamish folks can be about a totally normal bodily function, you’d think seeing rainbows coming out of a woman instead of blood would be an improvement, but not everyone is read for glitter-filled maxi pads:

But Zinteta doesn’t care. She’s riding her rainbow.

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KFC Is Officially Launching A Chicken Sandwich Into Space

In what I personally think must be the most elaborate advertising campaign ever, KFC is launching a Zinger chicken sandwich up into space, in case any aliens want to try earthling fast food.

“We’re excited to be the ones pushing spicy, crispy chicken sandwich space travel forward,” Kevin Hochman, KFC U.S. president, said in a statement

The sandwich’s flight will last four days and sail through the stratosphere, at about seven to 30 miles above the earth’s surface. And though it all seems silly to some, the company is doing this in part to support World View, a private space travel company. “When we were first contacted by KFC to send a Zinger into space, we obviously thought it was quite funny,” said Jane Poynter, World View CEO, via email toMashable

“But we quickly realized this was a great opportunity for us to publicly demonstrate our breakthrough Stratollite technology to a large audience while simultaneously financing a significant portion of the vehicle’s development.”

The June 21st flight will be broadcast live online, if you want to see fried chicken history unfold before your eyes.

“We’re going to learn a lot about long-duration stratospheric flight, while at the same time developing and testing some core systems capabilities that we’ve never had before,” Poynter said. 

“For example,  this  is the  first time we’ll be testing our solar power system, which is the on-board, regenerative power system that will allow the Stratollite vehicle to ultimately fly for months at a time without interruption. We’re also developing and testing a real-time HD video downlink system, among other critical systems improvements.”

Eventually, World View wants to send tourists into space, they told Mashable. So in that way, the sandwich really is a pioneer. 

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Dad Photoshops Baby Into Dangerous Situations For A Heartwarming Cause

Stephen Crowley has blown up online since sharing a bunch of pictures he photoshopped to Reddit under a post titled, “I’ve been photoshopping my kid into marginally dangerous situations. Nothing unbelievable, but enough to make people think ‘Wait, did he..?'” Until now, Stephen’s pictures of his daughter, Hannah, have mostly been used to freak out other family members, but since sharing them, his Reddit post has become the 12th most popular Reddit link of all time, according to Peta Pixel, with over 151,000 upvotes. That’s a lot of people who like seeing a baby in danger:

Stephen told Huh Magazine that the fame has been almost as a enjoyable as tormenting grandma with astonishingly believable photoshop jobs. “I thought it would be fun to worry family by putting someone delicate in precarious situations,” he says. “Most of the reactions have been positive, with the odd person not getting the joke and commenting I ‘should be shot.'” He has also commented that he wants this viral moment to do some good, and draw attention to an organization called Be The Match

You see, Hannah was in a real life dangerous situation. At 4 months old she was diagnosed with a rare immune disorder called HLN, and over the next eight months she had to receive both chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. A transplant is the only cure for HLN. Stephen wants more people to read Hannah’s story and consider becoming bone marrow donors. He says, “Of 27 million worldwide donors, 3 were deemed suitable, and an anonymous German lady donated.” 

After eight months of treatment, Hannah is much better and out and about again, taking pics with dad. And they both seemed to have retained their sense of humor:

But what does Stephen’s wife think of all these? He wrote in a comment on Reddit, “My wife actually works for the Irish equivalent of CPS so she’s particularly bothered by these.” But they have apparently come to an understanding, and as we can all see— Hannah is perfectly safe in her dad’s arms.

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