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Stunning Images Of Costumes Worn At Pagan Winter Celebrations, Number 11 Is Epic.

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There are many celebrations which mark the arrival of winter that take place using materials to create the costumes. Such as the incorporation of animal pelts, branches from trees, horns and bells into the costumes.

Although they may share similar appearances, the story behind each living piece of folklore varies from country and location. Many of these celebrations often involve a human masquerading as an animal:

The images below area gathered from photographer Charles Fréger while on his travels,  reveal mythological “monsters” such as ogres and demons menacingly blending into landscapes, fields and the water or wielding machetes

Many of Fréger’s images are scary monsters and mythical entities taken in Italy, Czechoslovakia, Finland and Japan as well as other destinations that celebrate the coming of winter and other seasonal changes with characters way more interesting than Santa.

Take a look at the interesting images below before you decide to throw out that Santa outfit:

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No.2 – Slovenia

No. 3 – Portugal

No.4-Swiss Pagan

No.5-Croatia

No.6-Finland

N0.7- ‘Festival of Bears,’ France.

No.8- Slovenia

No.9- Italy

No.11- ‘Krampus’ costume, Austria…..he looks a bit cramped all right.

No.12- Japenese

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No.15- Northern Ireland…..at least he’s pointing in the right direction.

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Pupils’ powerful hit song for friend with cancer, heads for Christmas number one.

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An all boys secondary school in Fermoy, Co.Cork, Ireland looks to be heading for a Christmas number one following a release of their Lean On Me rendition.

The particular song was chosen as encouragement to support a fellow pupil who has been diagnosed with cancer.

St Colman’s College,  has recorded a powerful video of its pupils and music teacher blasting out their touching version of the classic hit from Bill Withers.

The song was released last week and shot straight to the top of the iTunes chart in Ireland, ahead of  Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson.

With the help of people and power of social media, the school hopes it can reach the top of the festive charts by downloading the song or purchasing the CD.


 Producer Mark Cahill was hired to assist recording the song with music teacher Sarah Barry and the boys, who are all transition year students.

It is intended that the funds raised will go to charities which include Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin, where their classmate is being treated.

Tom Tom Cahill who is one of the video’s stars plus a big supporter of the campaign describes the school as a “real life superhero”.

Now aged three and a half, Tom was diagnosed with a large tumour on his kidney at the tender age of two and has been through invasive chemotherapy and surgery.

Despite all that he has been through, his mother states, “he still wakes up every morning with a song and a smile”.

Dara O’Murchu, lead singer for Lean On Me, mentions that it was an honor to be selected but he was “quite nervous” after being chosen to sing the opening lines of the song.

It’s tough when a classmate is going through such a difficult time and sometimes it hard to know what’s the right thing to do.”

“The words of the song are a way for us to show our support. The song shows how no matter what’s going in your life there is always someone to lean on!” remarks Dara.

Even to some of his closest friends and family his impressive vocals came as quiet a surprise.

“A lot of my family members had never heard me sing and they were surprised to say the least,” Dara explains.

Sarah Barah, the music teacher who led the project remarks, “Everybody at St Colman’s College is so, so, so excited to be after reaching the number position on iTunes in Ireland literally not even an hour after the release of the download.”

The record, Lean On Me was chosen by the students after having performed it previously at a carol service.

In a recent Facebook post the school commented:

We are all so proud of our boys. They are turning into incredible young men who would do anything to would support their friends in times of need. The future of this country is in extremely safe hands.”

Social media users can share the campaign using #colmasnsstandtogether .

For those that wish to donate can do so directly on their fundraising page as they rapidly reach their target of 15,000 euro.

Additional organisations that will benefit include Bumbleance – a service that provides specially designed kid-friendly ambulances.

The Ronald McDonald House – a charity accommodation for families while their children are hospitalised, will also benefit.

Take look at the amazing version of this powerful song in the video below:

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27+ Times Wedding Photographers Proved How Far They Would Go For The Perfect Photo

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When it’s your wedding day you want the best photographer in the business.

After all it’s your special day and you will never again get the chance to take those photos ever again.

Sometimes people do not see what goes on behind the scene’s when taking such amazing wedding photos.

We are here to give you insight on how photographers take such special photographs.

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Man responds to officers request online and everybody is going wild

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Sometimes police departments use social media and social networking to catch criminals by posting wanted signs and photos to their accounts on occasion.

There have been many times, they catch the people they’re looking for with the help of normal citizens willing to participate in a little law and order.

Just recently , the Richland, WA Police Department posted a wanted notice for a criminal that “failed to comply” but the funniest part is they received help from the wanted man himself.

The department announced they were searching for Anthony Akers for failure to comply, but before they knew it Akers responded to their post himself.

Read the hilarious message thread below.

The 38-year-old claimed he was going to turn himself in. Even the department responded with their business hours to accommodate him.

It’s not often this happens but they even offered him a ride to the station if he required one.

He does admit he couldn’t turn himself in just yet as he had to “tie up a couple of loose ends” while he left the department still wondering where he was.

Akers was polite enough to leave a pretty honest response in return.

The department then issued an official public statement of being ghosted by Akers.

Although, Akers did eventually decide to finally turn himself in.

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Kid Rock’s generosity is going viral after paying $81,000 Walmart layaways in time for Christmas.

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Christmas is a period for giving. It’s an occasion for being kind and generous while being considerate of others.

This is most evident with the “Layaway Angels” who they are now recognised as a group of charitable people paying off layaway bills at various stores as a goodwill gesture.

Generally, it’s the ideal method to give a blessing to the individuals who may require it most, since the larger part who use the layaway framework do as such due to financial issues.

It’s regular practice for a contributor to remain unknown, obviously that sounds much simpler when the person is a well know celeb.

Tyler Perry was outed as an extraordinary person who contributed more than $430,000 worth of layaways at a Walmart in Atlanta.

He endeavoured to stay anonymous, however as stated by US Magazineover 1,500 clients profited from his kind hearted gesture.

You got to go into the Walmart, get your layaway and pay a penny, one penny, and you get your layaway,” he said on Twitter. “I know it’s hard times and a lot of people are struggling.

“I’m just really really grateful to be able to be in a position to do this. So, God bless you. Go get your stuff.”

 

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Hitting the Kentucky Derby with a sack White Castles….or is it a sack of cash!! ?? #kidrock #kentuckyderby

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It’s musician Kid Rock’s turn to make the headlines as he payed off layaways for 350 people at a Walmart in Nashville.

The total amount contributed came to an impressive $81,000 when sorting out the bill.

He also gave credit to Perry for jumping on board and paved the way for others to follow suit.

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Teacher sits on Santa’s lap, she has no idea of his identity until he pulls down beard

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Something that makes Christmas so unique is that it reunites families who haven’t seen each other for quite a long time.

Work is regularly set aside, distance is no longer an issue for the duration of the holiday time which ought to be the way.

It’s where parents get the opportunity to welcome their children, grandparents get the opportunity to see new grandkids, siblings and sisters are brought together, and companions celebrate with companions they generally can’t meet.

The blissfulness is most obvious in a home than where a  relatives of a families are a serving as a soldier.

With the war in Afghanistan now the longest American military clash in the nation’s history, diverse families have been encountering Christmas without their friends and family for a long time.

Typically when a solider returns  home for the occasions, it’s normally a big ordeal.

Ethan Harris completed a tour through Afghanistan as a major aspect of the 101st Airborne Division.

He spent over a year preparing for deployment and after that in action, prior to returning home.

Since his arrival clashed with Christmas, his father realised it was a unique opportunity,and it impossible to pass on organising an amazing way to surprise his mother.

Ethan’s mother, Kim Harris, works at Prairie Heights High School in Indiana, as a maths instructor.

While going to the effort to inform her colleagues, Spc. Harris wore an an unusual costume for his surprise return.

Realising her child is a serviceman can’t be simple for her, particularly when he’s deployed to a place like Afghanistan.

She realised her child was back on U.S. soil, yet she was under the impression he was at Fort Campbell.

On the last Friday before Christmas the staff at Prairie Heights High School have a holiday breakfast together.

They run a lottery at breakfast and arrange for someone to  dress up as Santa to hand out gifts.

She didn’t realise, that this year the lottery had been rigged for her  name to be picked out of the hat.

Kim took a seat on Santa’s lap as the crowd laughed while Santa asked her what she would like for Christmas.

Kim answered: “Peace on Earth and goodwill to all men.”

When Santa pressed her, she continued: “My list is very, very long.”

She went on to explain that she already had one of the best presents ever as her son was now safely home on U.S. soil, so she was content.

OnceSanta asked where he was things took a different turn. “Fort Campbell,” Kim answered, only for Santa to ask: “Are you sure?”

Once Santa pulled down his beard to reveal himself as Ethan his mom’s reaction was one of surprise is an understatement.

Take a look at the incredible unveiling in the video below:

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Spanish teacher sparks a debate in her class and the outcome is priceless

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Joy keeps the face and heart youthful as a good laugh improves the relationship with ourselves and everyone around us…

So why have a read of this comical story to improve your mood.

A Spanish instructor was discussing Spanish grammer with her class explaining hat in contrast to English, things are assigned as either masculine or feminine.

“House,” for instance, is feminine: “la casa.”
“Pencil,” however, is masculine: “el lapiz.”

One student proceeds to ask, “What gender is ‘computer’?”

Rather than giving the answer, the teacher decided to split the class into two groups, male and female.

She then asked them to decide for themselves whether “computer” should be a masculine or a feminine noun.

Each group was then asked to give four reasons for its particular recommendation.

The men’s group came to the conclusion that “computer” should definitely be of the feminine gender (la computadora), because:

No one but their creator understands their internal logic;

1. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;

2. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and

3. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

The women’s group, however, concluded that “computer” should actually be masculine (el computador), because:

  1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;
  2. They have a lot of data, but still can’t think for themselves;
  3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and
  4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotton a better model.

Guess who won, the women! Would you agree?

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Doctors Warn Others After Woman Had Seizure From Fatal Mistake With Neti Pot.

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In December 2018, it was noted that a 69-year-elderly person from Seattle had experienced a seizure and passed away a month later.

However it’s the underlying reason of her demise that is making everyone more alert. Initially, the anonymous woman’s medical team speculated she had a tumor of the brain.

In the middle of the medical procedure, specialists acknowledged they were actually removing dead brain tissue.

They are under the assumption was infected by a dangerous amoeba which lives in warm soil and water and steadily affects braincells.

About one month after being diagnosed, the elderly lady passed away. It seems, she had in fact been using a neti pot to clear her sinuses.

It is perceived that the kind of water she used to fill the neti pot resulted in her contracting the deadly amoeba over the duration of a year.

This type of occurrence is very uncommon, however because of environmental change, it’s one that could begin to be more of a prominent danger to more individuals over the United States.

As you’ll witness in this video, specialists are presently encouraging neti pot clients to be extremely careful.


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13 reasons why you should never pour leftover pickle juice out.

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People are discovering the benefits of eating fermented foods such as kimchi, kombucha and our old favorite: pickles!

The liquid that’s left in the jar after you’ve eaten the last pickle can be used for so many useful things.

But after reading this, you won’t be inclined to pour it down the sink again.

We will give you a list of 13 things to do with leftover pickle juice.

So what’s in pickle juice you might ask, well basically it consists of water, vinegar, and salt.

1. Settles upset stomachs

The acidity of pickle juice can balance the PH level’s in your stomach.

2. Soothes mosquito bites

Do you have an irritating mosquito bite? Dab it with a little pickle juice.

The vinegar in the brine will soothe your skin and prevent itching.

Moisturize later so the pickle juice won’t dry out your skin.

3. Relaxes muscle cramps

Pickle juice is surprisingly useful for muscle cramps both when it happens and as a preventive measure.

Researchers aren’t certain why people get cramps, but dehydration and lack of salt are reasons why.

Brine contains high levels of sodium and potassium, so try drinking a shot or two of pickle juice before exercising if you often get cramps.

4. Cures hangovers

 Drink a 100 ml of pickle juice when you wake up in the morning if you suffer from hangovers, the salt in the brine is said to work wonders.

5. Cleans copper

Most of us have some copper items at home which eventually turn green.

Try dipping a rag in pickle juice and then polish your copper with it your copper will brighten up.

6. Preserves food

Soak any veggies in pickle and place in the fridge they’ll last a week longer and taste divine!

7. Spices up drinks

 This recipe has surprised more than one person.

Pour a shot of vodka and a shot and a half of pickle juice over ice, shake well and pour into a martini glass.

8. Soothes heartburn

According to some a little pickle juice mixed with a spoonful of honey can relieve heartburn.

9. Kills Weeds

Simply spray weeds with brine and soon they will disappear leaving your garden nice and clean.

10. Makes food more delicious

If you like making your own salad dressings or vinaigrettes, try substituting pickle juice for vinegar, you can also use brine to marinate meat.

11. Relieves sunburns

If you have sunburn dip some cotton balls into pickle juice and swab your sunburnt skin, it helps to relieve the burning sensation.

12. Kills bad breath

Foul breath is sometimes caused by bacteria in the mouth, and maybe that’s why pickle juice is said to improve breath.

Tests show that drinking a shot of brine every day for a week makes your mouth smell better.

13. Eases sore throats

Drink a spoonful of pickle juice when you feel a sore throat coming on.

Vinegar is said to be an effective, natural alternative to cough medicine.

 Let you know if you have any tips and please Share these interesting pickle facts with your friends.

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Christmas balls with just 4 ingredients: So tasty you’ll want to make them for everyone

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Whoever said there was too much Christmas goodness especially when it comes to baking homemade treats for the holidays.

we found a new recipe that will have you drooling right away and wanting to give it a try.

The best of all is that you don’t even need to cook them in the oven.

These are so popular at parties, so be sure to double up and make a second batch.

Ingredients:

• 1 cup powdered sugar

• 3 tbsp melted butter

• 1/2 cup peanut butter

• 400 g melted white chocolate

• sprinkles (optional)

Directions

1. Combine peanut butter, butter and icing sugar into a bowl, mix well.

2. Roll into balls. I usually make them quite small because they are quite heavy. This way, guests can take more than one instead if they so choose. Place the balls in the freezer for about 30 minutes — this will help them keep their shape when you roll them in the white chocolate coating.

3. Break the melted white chocolate into small pieces, place in a bowl and heat in a microwave. Make sure not to burn the chocolate or it will become unusable.

4. Dip one ball at a time into the white chocolate. Using a fork, roll them around until they’re covered and then let the excess drip off for a few seconds — cover with sprinkles! Edible sugar crystals are great and very Christmas-y.

5. Put the balls back in the fridge until the chocolate has stiffened, then serve! They’re good both warm or chilled, so just choose your preference.

If you prefer a less sweet variant, you can use a darker chocolate for the coating. The peanut butter can also be exchanged for any nut butter or squashed Oreo cookies.

Take a look at the video below for visual instructions.

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