Young adult novelist John Green and his brother Hank have been teaching the internet for years via their YouTube channels The Vlog Brothers and Crash Course. Now in a new partnership with Mental Floss, John Green debunks 50 common misconceptions in just over 6 minutes. For example, did you know Napoleon wasn’t actually a short person? And Marie Antoinette didn’t say, “let them eat cake?” And the American Declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4th, 1776?
Yeah, I didn’t either. You know what else you shouldn’t do? Sexually harass someone in the YouTube comment section.
What is wrong with you people? Some people just want to learn in peace. That’s not how you talk to someone you find attractive, fyi. Oh, another common misconception debunked!
In my opinion, the best kind of photography oozes creativity. It doesn’t matter if the photograph was taken with a camera phone or an expensive DSLR camera with some extra help courtesy of a big budget; it just has to show a unique perspective.
Take for example these photographs:
Stockholm-based photographer Christian Åslund uses aerial photography to his advantage by positioning his subjects to make it look like they’re in a 2D video game.
Cool, right? Definitely makes you think the next time you Instagram your outfit of the day.
Looks like One Direction heading the same direction as E. L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey.
Because according to Sugarscape, the band will be the subject of a fan fiction novel that’s going to be print from Penguin Press!
Realizing that the story would be perfect for the publishing house Penguin Press’ Senior Fiction Editor Lindsay Heaven spotted 16-year-old Emily Baker’s 1D fan fiction called, ’Loving the Band’ on movellas.com.
“Penguin had been looking to commission a writer to pen a romantic Y.A. fictional novel that tapped into the current obsession with boy bands,” said the publishing house in a statement.
“Emily proved to be just the right kind of new talent to write such a novel with powerful emotion and authority and world rights were duly acquired from movellas.com.”
Heaven’s story, which features two members of One Direction falling in love with her, has reached over 30,000 hits. Set to be released in ebook on November 1st, I can only imagine how the band must feel about this story.
Orangutans are not that different from us.
Often referred to as the smartest animals by humans, this smart orangutan washes its face with a towel…just like we do when we need to freshen up.
HMM…face washing one day…brain surgery the next?
Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch. But they’re not just monkeys okay?!
Braids are an extremely popular way to style your hair. Whether it’s for the workplace, the beach or at a party, braids are the perfect way to make your hair look less boring.
But while you’re looking to make the dead cells growing on top your head look more interesting, here are some elaborate and weird styles worthy enough for Lady Gaga.
Because really, we don’t already struggle enough to braid our own hair!
1. The Snake Braid
2. The Triple Plait
The hosiery women have been wearing for years are now crossing over to the opposite sex. Brosiery, a rising trend in the U.K. is helping men make a fashion statement by adding in another layer.
Started Emilio Cavallini, the Italian fashion house known for making beautiful undergarments for women, has created ‘mantyhose’ or unisex tights in various styles to cater to male customers. As the Daily Mail reports, men make up two to three per cent of the company’s consumers.
According to Time Newsfeed, the company’s vice-president Francisco Cavallini said the idea for the line started when he noticed men buying medium to large-sized tights on their online store.
“I did a search on the Internet and discovered there is a cult following for mantyhose,” he said.
Personally, I think this trend is kind of strange but it’s not like I haven’t seen men in tights before. Male ballet dancers do it all the time, and so do many athletes. Not to mention, tights do keep you warm. It would be interesting to see how this trend plays out for men wanting to make a sartorial statement. But hey, if it floats your boat, by all means rock it.
As Robin Hood’s sidekick Little John said,”Let’s face it: you’ve got to be a man to wear tights.”
What do you think? Would you like to see men wearing tights for fashion?