This Little Kid Is Blowing Everyone Away With His Incredibly Realistic Drawings

A young artist named Kareem Waris is going viral right now for his unbelievable photorealistic drawings. Waris has been making art for years and years—but he’s only 11.

DD News reports that Waris began drawing when he was six, and was considered a “professional” by the age of eight, selling drawings from his small studio in Lagos, Nigeria. He says his artistic genre is “hyper-realism,” which you can see in the attention to detail on every subject.

Photos of his work have been circulating on Twitter, where he’s being celebrated for his skill.

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Waris comes from a very poor neighborhood, and has seen his family and community struggling to make ends meet. 

Many kids would not be selling their art at his age, even if it were anywhere as good, but Waris does so in part to support his family. He tried to express some of that in this piece, “Daily Bread.”

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“The inspiration behind it is that something going on around me, especially my family. The sweat on it symbolizes hard work and struggling. And the spoon symbolizes food,” he said.

Everybody in my society has little now, or my streets, they struggle, struggle, they sweat for their eats.”

But Waris also has a very developed artistic philosophy for an 11-year-old.

“I try to focus on it to get the detail in the picture and in the artwork too. And in the artwork was painting. And in the picture will be in the artwork that anybody sees it, possibly symbolize photo,” he told DD News.

Waris became so well-known in Nigeria, he was commissioned to make a drawing of French president Emmanuel Macron:

And then he got to meet him:

Waris wants to continue his work, and eventually become an artist whose work is show in galleries and museums around the world. And the Internet really wants that to happen, too:

Though some are a bit jealous:

He may be young, but to get this good at his work in difficult circumstances, Waris has worked hard.

We’re all looking forward to his first museum exhibition.

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This Guy Posts Fake Ads All Over His Neighborhood And They're Hilarious

The Internet is full of trolls, but some very special people get away from their computers and go out to their communities to troll their neighbors in real life, the way people did before technology took over. Artist and comedian Alan Wagner is just such a genius, and though his images do eventually find their way onto his Instagram account, they’re meant to baffle casual strollers who encounter them out in the world.

Wagner seems to use a mix of found images and visuals he creates with Photoshop. His graphic design skills range from hand-written scrawls to old-school typography that makes his signs and advertisements look like they were ripped out of a psychopath’s textbook published in 1986. In other words, they’re perfect.

Take, for example, this extremely creepy ad for blood removal that specifies the service will deal with no other bodily fluids:

How about discovering your destiny through your kneecap?

He also files missing person’s reports. In this case, he’s found someone’s missing person.

Here’s a sign helping the elderly become even older:

Here’s a normal dog and trombone exchange. Oh wait, it’s the “trobmone,” actually:

Some of these ads are a pretty big commitment, like this one on the side of a bus stop:

But they’re all useful. Who doesn’t need a car impersonator to enliven a party?

Maybe you’ve always wanted to meet a woman who breathes dust, if just to convince her to stop:

Some are a bit NSFW:

Or tell a really compelling two-part story:

Stories of lost love and wasted food product:

And family dramas:

There’s also attempts at product-testing on the cheap:

And some run-of-the-mill health issues:

Even though they’re all jokes, Wagner really has thought of something for everyone. He will tap into your deepest nightmares and make them very, very funny.

Mother’s milk for good Internet boys and girls.

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This Woman's Tinder Profile Has People Arguing About Toilet Paper Rules

Dating can be rough. You gotta go through a lot of frogs to find your prince, and a lot of the frogs can be crappy at messaging on Tinder. They’ll send a bad message responding to your bio, your pictures, your musical taste. Any info they can get about you could inspire a stupid comment or rude question. But this is the price we pay for l’amour.

Writer Hana Michels shared her own issues with this system on Twitter, sharing an image of herself she’s had on Tinder. In it, she’s standing in the bathroom, brushing her teeth. In the background, a toilet paper roll is visible. According to Michels, in the past year she’s received 23 messages from men telling her she’s hanging her TP wrong. 

Men, I ask you: why?

She further clarified that she also swipes on women, none of whom have had a thing to say about her toilet paper roll.

The thing is, people have opinions about toilet paper, and her tweet got a lot of responses:

TP can be divisive in the household:

Can a roommate relationship recover after toilet paper has split it asunder? Michels seems open to understanding another point of view, as long as it doesn’t come at her via Tinder.

And her view is not uncommon. Many agree that under is the way, the word, the truth:

There are actually lots of practical reasons for it:

But then came the naysayers, many of whom took umbrage with Michel’s assertion that only men sent her this message.

At least one person has been literally taking on the issue with their own two hands:

But there is actually an answer to this eternal debate. 

The original toilet paper roll was patented in 1891 by New York businessman Seth Wheeler, according to the Huffington Post. According to Wheeler, the paper should go over:

This info was also submitted to the debate:

But the best answer in my opinion is this:

If you’re not paying for and stocking my TP, don’t talk to me about it. Especially before you even buy a girl a drink.

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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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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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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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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.”

image

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.

image

“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.”

image

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.

image

“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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When This Community's New Volunteer Ambulance Was Vandalized, They Stood Up In A Big Way

When This Community's New Volunteer Ambulance Was Vandalized, They Stood Up In A Big Way

Which makes it awfully incredible whenever somebody goes out and does something amazing.

Senseless acts of kindness are heartwarming and beautiful, and I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that humans have an equal capacity for senselessly mean and awful acts that don’t benefit anyone – they just ruin something nice for no reason.

Like some random dirtbags who thought it would be a good idea to tag a brand new volunteer ambulance’s whip with graffiti.

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The Queensland Ambulance service in Australia does honest-to-goodness wholesome work in providing people emergency medical services and transportation.

Many people just couldn’t believe there was someone who was enough of a scumbag to do something so classless. 

Some came up with some pretty creative punishments for the crime.

The vandalism left the QAS stunned, so they reached out on Facebook to anyone with information on who was behind the spray painting.

What they got in return was an outpouring of support from people on Facebook.

Many of them offered to volunteer their time to help clean the vehicle themselves.

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Facebook users even started offering up their own solutions for clearing up spray paint.

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QAS was floored by the response of Carissa and all of the other good samaritans who saw their social media post and responded to it.

They had their own cleaning service take care of it, but it doesn’t mean that they didn’t appreciate the gesture.

QAS’ spokesman, Michael August thanked everyone for their kind words and offers to help clean the vehicle:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

The Queensland Ambulance family, especially our staff at Woodridge, would just like to say a heartfelt thanks to literally thousands of people that made contact to offer their personal help or services to clean our vehicle following the vandalism of our vehicle yesterday. From Mums, Dads, entire families, and local businesses around the area your comments, offers of support and general appreciation of what we do for the community has been simply overwhelming. For that we are truly grateful. To the local member for Woodridge Cameron Dick https://www.facebook.com/Labor4Woodridge/…/2171629376390059/ who visited the staff to chat and offer his concern we thank you. Let’s hope the perpetrator of this senseless act learns and comes to realise behaviour such as this is totally unacceptable. Most importantly, our twin stretcher unit was back on the road sparkling clean at 6 this morning serving the wonderful community.

They showed off the squeaky-clean truck in their Facebook post. Now it’s back on the road, saving people’s lives again. Without all of that nasty graffiti.

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