10 of the Weirdest Guinness Records Ever

When you look at the kinds of world records celebrated by the Guinness Book of World Records, you expect to see the world’s tallest, who can throw the farthest, and who can run the 100-meter dash the fastest. Yet there are many world records that are so weird, so rare, that you may never have thought about those who vie for boasting rights in these categories. Here are ten of the weirdest Guinness records ever.

Worlds richest cat

World’s richest…cat? In 1988, a cat named Blackie outpaced some of the world’s wealthiest humans when he inherited more than $12 million. The pampered pet of a late British antique collector and dealer, Blackie had to share his fortune with several charities, all which benefited you guessed it cats.

15 Celebrities Before and After Plastic Surgery

Celebrities often try to improve their appearance, either to emphasize their best facial features or to disguise the effects of aging. Many of them do so by undergoing plastic surgery. Often, however, the results are less than spectacular. More than a few of these stars in this list of fifteen celebrities before and after plastic surgery, unfortunately, have had devastating results, as you can see by the descriptions.

Lil Kim. A natural beauty before she went under the knife, Lil Kim was not so lucky afterwards. Surgery left her with a Barbie doll-like eyes and mouth that looks anything but natural.

Body Fixations That May Signal Mental Illness

It is normal to want to pluck stray hairs from your eyebrows, to shave your facial or body hair (if you like a clean-shaven look), or to bite your nails from time to time. Whether such behavior is everyday normal for you or something you indulge in infrequently during times of stress, you can relax. You’re normal. Here are some of the body fixations that may signal that you may want to seek help from a mental health professional.

Pulling out your hair

Pulling out your hair. Plucking the occasional stray hair isn’t a problem. Yet if you become obsessed with plucking, especially to a point at which you find yourself with bald spots, you should consult a mental health practitioner to see if you have trichotillomania, an excessive desire to pluck out body hairs. Generally, the condition is a neurological response to stress or sensory stimuli, particularly in people with high levels of anxiety or who have sensory processing issues.

The Secrets Behind 10 Human Habits

People have some strange habits. Many of these habits vary from culture to culture. What is normal in one culture may be weird, even taboo to another culture. Other human habits are universal. Here are some of these human oddities.

Watching sad movies

Watching sad movies. In a world in which war and injustice seem to be on all sides, you may wonder why human beings insist upon watching films that end in tragedy. Scientists believe that these films help us appreciate our friends and loved ones better. Empathy for others imagined or real causes the human brain to stimulate the secretion of oxytocin, a hormone that creates a rush of compassionate feelings. Those feelings, in turn, help us bond with our loved ones, which causes our brain to release serotonin, the feel-good hormone, into our bloodstream.

10 Relationship Rituals Couples Use To Stay Together

Happy couples have many things in common. One common denominator is their creative use of rituals to keep the spark alive in their relationships. Here are some ideas from several blissful couples.

candid selfies

Send candid selfies to your partner. Married for over three years, businesswoman Priyanka and her doctor husband, Ragu, got creative when their schedules kept them apart. They decided to text each other a coded message, “send face,” and the other partner must take a selfie of her or himself engaged in whatever activity she or he is doing at the time. The happy couple says that this ritual keeps them connected despite their active work life.

Top 10 Coca-Cola Secrets

One of the most popular sodas worldwide, Coca-Cola has attracted fans to its trademark taste from nations all over the world. Because it is so popular, the drink’s history and ingredients have been the subject of several rumors, some true, some false. Many of the answers to these rumors remain, for the most part, secrets. Here are ten of Coca Cola’s most asked-about secrets:

Coca-Cola is an alcoholic beverage

Coca-Cola is an alcoholic beverage. According to an article in the Huffington Post, Coca-Cola actually does contain a minute amount of alcohol. Its alcoholic content, though, will not come near making you tipsy. Like many sodas, Coke contains only .001% alcohol, since some of its natural ingredients contain small amounts of alcohol that are not destroyed during the manufacturing process.

10 Strange Things People Find in Food

Given these finds, food consumers should take a couple of extra minutes before eating to make sure no foreign objects have made their way into their dinner. Here are ten of the strangest things people have found in their food.

dead frog in a bag of frozen veggies

A dead frog in a bag of frozen veggies. A Michigan couple returned from their grocery run to Meijer’s with a bag of frozen vegetables from the retailer’s house brand. After they began to prepare the veggies for their dinner, they discovered a dead frog nestled in with the corn, carrots, beans, and peas. Not until the story made the news did the store recall all of its frozen vegetables. Fortunately, Meijer found no more frogs nor any other strange things in its frozen food cases.

10 of the McDonald’s Secret Menu Items

Pop into a McDonald’s restaurant near you, and the menu probably will not surprise you. Cheeseburgers and Big Macs, chicken sandwiches, tossed together with a few salads and shakes. However, did you know that McDonald’s has some items that remain a secret to many McDonald’s consumers? Here are 10 of them:

Crab Croquette Burger

Crab Croquette Burger. If you walk into a McDonald’s in Japan, you may find a healthy seafood alternative to Filet-O-Fish. Check out their Crab Croquette Burger, a blend of mushroom and snow crab. Garnished with tomato sauce and lettuce, the sandwich comes on upscale ciabatta bread.

10 Best Protein Shakes for Weight Loss

Protein shakes are a great way to lose weight while still maintaining your daily-required amount of protein. These ten weight loss shakes are not only good for you, though, but they are also tasty drinks that will satisfy those cravings that everyone gets when they are trying to lose weight. Here are ten of the most delicious weight loss shakes.

PBJ Protein Shake

PB&J Protein Shake. Named after one of America’s favorite sandwiches, this peanut butter and jelly shake combines natural peanut butter (no added sugar), vanilla-flavored protein powder, oatmeal, your favorite berries, and soymilk in a protein-packed mix that will delight your taste buds. At only 228 calories, this shake delivers the protein your body needs while helping you lose weight.

15 Facts and Pictures of Donald John Trump

Since the 1988 presidential election, Trump has been considered a potential candidate for President in nearly every election. What do you think about him?

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On June 16, 2015, Trump made a formal announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States in 2016. His announcement came at a campaign rally at Trump Tower in New York City.