According to RAINN.org, there are approximately 237,868 victims (age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year. Every 2 minutes an American is sexually assaulted… and 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. These are disgusting, unfortunate facts. It seems absurd, but these 11 products were created to help women around the world fight back against rape. They may seem silly, but they could legitimately help women protect themselves.
1.) This anti-rape, anti-mugging dress was created so that women can hide in plain sight.
2.) This belt buckle requires two hands to use, preventing attackers from easily removing clothing.
3.) India’s National Institute of Fashion Technology created these anti-molestation jackets. It would shock people giving unwanted advances.
4.) An anti-rape whistle that can be worn as jewelry.
5.) AR Wear (anti-rape) is made so that it can’t be torn or ripped off, protecting its wearer.
6.) This lingerie can be used to shock attackers.
7.) Female condoms with “teeth” that attach to a man’s penis and would need removed by a doctor.
8.) The Guardian Angel necklace, which will either cause your phone or ring or will send a text to a friend when you press a button.
9.) Hairy tights women can wear that will deter “perverts.”
10.) Consent panties remind partners that consent is necessary for engaging in sexual activity.
11.) This tampon has a hidden blade inside, so if a man attacks a woman and attempts to rape her, he’ll be stabbed.
(H/T BuzzFeed) It’s sad that there was a need for these products, and they may seem crazy, but if they protect people from sexual assault then their creation is warranted. It’s so horrifying that there are people around the world that might actually need items like these. Share these products (you never know who you may help if you do).
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Playing with your food is a bad thing, right? Wrong. We know that your mother told you not to, but these days if your food doesn’t look as amazing as it tastes, well, you might as well not bother stepping foot in the kitchen. Take a look at these amazing works of food masterpiece art and scope out some of the recipes to see if you can top these chefs.
4. Jackson Pollock inspired chocolate
5. Jackson Pollock inspired rice crispy
7. Van Gogh inspired salad
10. Fruit and Veggie Animals
17. Crustacean Sausage Rolls
18. Hungry Caterpillar inspired snack
19. Kermit and Animal lunch set
22. Turtle Power Cheese Ball
23. Lady Bug Caprese Salad
25. Croco-melon (for the more intense carver)
Picky eaters won’t be able to put this stuff down. Share the sweet treats with your friends using the button below!
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Even if you consider yourself a history buff, when you see these rare photos from history you may realize you know less than you think. These unique historic photos show a completely different side to stories you may already know. World War II, the Taliban, John F. Kennedy, Tiananmen Square and other historic events and figures may feel completely different to you once you scroll through these pictures.
In 1972, as part of the Apollo 16 mission to the moon, astronaut Charles Duke left a photo of himself, his wife, and his two sons which was enclosed in plastic on the moon’s surface. He took a picture. That photo remains on the moon’s surface today.
This is The Statue of Liberty under construction in Paris in 1884.
Drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his son stand in front of The White House in the early 1980s.
In 1947, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the observation deck of the Empire State Building onto a limousine which was parked below. Photography student Robert Wiles heard the explosive crash and shot this photo soon afterward. Years later, pop artist Andy Warhol appropriated the shot for an art print.
Prior to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the country was moving towards democracy, with the Afghan constitution providing equal rights for women. This picture was from pre-Taliban days, when Afghan women had access to professional careers, university-level education, shops selling non-traditional clothing, public transportation, and freedom.
Helen Keller meets Charlie Chaplin in Hollywood in 1919.
This is a completely different view of the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square.
A Russian spy is laughing through his execution in Finland in 1939 during the Winter War.
These are survivors from the Titanic boarding the Carpathia in 1912.
Tsar Nicholas II allows his daughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia, to smoke.
Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is returned to the Louvre after WWII.
Lincoln assassination co-conspirator Lewis Payne was being held in federal custody prior to his execution in 1865. As Lincoln was being killed at the Ford Theater, Payne, an Alabama native and Confederate veteran, entered the bedroom of Secretary of State William H. Seward and began to attack him with a large knife.
John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and staffers tour Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex, Sept 1962.
Allied forces mock Hitler from atop his balcony at the Reich Chancellery at the end of WWII.
This is a manninquin from an atomic bomb test site in Nevada during the mid-50s.
An American evacuee punches a South Vietnamese man for a place on the last chopper out of the US embassy during the evacuation of Saigon in 1975.
The Beatles walking in the opposite direction during the Abbey Road album cover photoshoot.
This is Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service.
Here are cameramen shooting and recording the lion roar for the MGM logo.
This is a young Osama Bin Laden with his family in Sweden during the 1970s. Bin Laden is second from the right in a green shirt and blue pants.
There are always more than one side to every story, and that’s proven with these incredible pictures. They give us a chance to look at history differently (or maybe learn something we weren’t previously aware of). So cool. Source: Imgur Share these awesome facts and photos with others by clicking the button below.
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Paul Kaptein is a different kind of artist. Hailing from Australian, Kaptein works with laminated woods to create unconventional (and at times unsettling) sculptures of people. For the most part his work focuses on the themes of death and impermanence.
Much of his work incorporates hoodies (hooded sweatshirts) in some way. They are often depicted as sad and empty. It is a deliberate contrast to the typical association of hoodies have with youth and vitality. His latest creation is an untitled piece depicting a hooded, cloaked figure with no face. The piece actually just won the 2014 Mandorla Art Award, one of Australia’s most significant art awards.
Not all of Kaptein’s work is that abstract. Sometimes he goes much further off the map. Here are a few more of his sculptures.
That skull one is pretty strangely intriguing. Don’t forget to share these sculptures on Facebook by clicking below.
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The DIY craft craze has been sweeping the nation, ever since the “online corkboard” site called Pinterest has gotten popular. You can find almost any craft under the sun on this site. Figuring out cheap and easy ways to make your own furniture and decor is a trend that is becoming more and more popular. Because of that, some pretty impressive tutorials have been created. For those of you who love crafts (or even just cool projects), check out these 21 lamps you can build yourself using only household items and simple tools. They are great crafts and, even better, they look fantastic when they are finished.
1.) These simple chandeliers turn your room into a forest.
2.) Use cupcake liners to create a paper orb light.
3.) Buy acrylic gummy bears (real ones may melt) and build your own gummy chandelier.
4.) Combining plastic spoons and water jugs can make a great lamp.
5.) An old drum kit can be converted into an awesome light.
6.) Make yourself some teacup lights.
7.) A carved gourd can make a pretty bomb lamp.
8.) Spare bike parts created this epic lamp.
9.) Visit a thrift shop,buy some old hats and make awesome lamps.
10.) Doilies and art supplies make a pretty lace lamp.
11.) This cloud cutout lamp is simple, but beautiful.
12.) A wine bottle chandelier is perfect for the kitchen.
13.) So are these great grater lamps.
14.) Find cheap sliverware at the thrift shop? Make these cool lamps.
15.) Spare hangers are also great for making lamps.
16.) Globe lamps will make you seem more worldly.
17.) A workout ball can help you make this awesome yarn lamp shade.
18.) Strips of paper and clever gluing can make an awesome starburst paper light.
19.) Don’t throw away your pop tabs, you could make this awesome lamp.
20.) Cut off the bottoms of plastic bottles… and make this awesome chandelier.
21.) Folding over a simple carton can make an amazing lamp…
(H/T Bored Panda) Crafty projects like this may not be for everyone, but these examples can certainly inspire you to recycle more of the stuff you would otherwise throw away. A milk carton, old hanger or pop tab can become so much more. Don’t just throw it away and let it sit in a land fill! Share these awesome craft ideas with your friends by clicking the button below.
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It’d be impossible for everyone to be a gourmet chef. Some people specialize in microwaved meals while others are awesome at boiling water and adding noodles. These 21 people, however, are so terrible at cooking they shouldn’t be legally allowed in the kitchen. Just boiling water would be an issue for them. Their cooking fails are so epic and so terrible, they nearly defy the laws of physics. How did any of this happen?
1.) This is what Hell’s Kitchen really looks like.
2.) I can’t even imagine what they were going for here.
3.) You know it’s bad when this wasn’t meant to be BBQ.
4.) You may get diabetes from just looking at that.
5.) HOW do you make cookie dough do this?!
6.) Mmm. Burned everything.
7.) P.S. That’s now how you cook a pizza.
8.) I hope someone has takeout handy. And a fire extinguisher.
10.) This is so bad, science can’t even explain it.
11.) When cinnamon rolls go bad.
12.) These kind of look edible?
13.) I just feel bad for these cake pops.
14.) When cooking, please avoid burning down the house.
16.) Pineapple upside-down-and-exploded cake! Yum!
17.) This is why you shouldn’t boil eggs for hours.
18.) How does one mess up Ramen noodles?
19.) Angry, angry cookie monster…
20.) Pro tip: quesadillas should have more than black beans inside.
21.) This is NOT how you make sticky sushi rice.
(H/T Complex) When these people cook, this is what happens.
So take pity on those who are cuisine-challenged. It’s not their fault. It’s not a choice. They were born this way… so buy them a box of Pop Tarts and share this article.
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Instagram user geeohsnap is not your typical street artist. The work they do doesn’t actually leave any kind of mark on the subjects. The art is, however, created out in the open with real things and people with the same attitude behind many other physical street pieces.
Using Snapchat as their photo editor, they add cartoonish surroundings or even characters to what, without them, would be boring ol’ pictures of strangers. This Norwegian artist is really making the most of the free programs that they have on their phone and, more importantly, making fun stuff that’s sure to brighten up anybody’s day.
Where The Wild Things Are
(via geeohsnap, H/T BoredPanda)
Imagine being one of these people who thought they were walking through the streets of Norway totally unnoticed when they see that they’ve became part of a hilarious work of art. What an honor! For more of geeohsnap’s work, check out their Instagram page.
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