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9 Halloween Costumes That I Crocheted For My Kids

Hi, I am Stephanie Pokorny of Crochetverse! Our family is absolutely obsessed with all things Halloween and so each year I freehand crochet fully body costumes, with no pattern, for my children. Sometimes they are from classic 80s movies, other times from whatever movie or toy is popular at the time. Once they choose their costumes, I begin on bringing their costumes to life. They love to follow along with my progress and each day they ask, “Is it done yet?” We live in a cold climate, so the warmth…

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Look Up: The Draconids Meteor Shower Is About To Peak

Stargazers, get your telescopes at the ready. Later this week, the annual Draconids meteor shower will be visible across the night sky. The event will last from October 6-10 but for peak viewing, put October 8 in the diary. This is when the shower is expected to be at its brightest.  The Draconids are a group of (relatively) slow-moving meteors that follow on the tail of the Jupiter-family comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. They move at 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles) an hour, which seems incredibly fast but is actually fairly slow in meteor-terms. (Some travel speeds…

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This Thanos pumpkin inspires glorious Photoshop battle

Halloween will soon be upon us, which means that it’s almost the time of year where we collectively turn the humble pumpkin into an elaborately carved and decorated work of art. SEE ALSO: This artist’s incredible, hyperreal pencil drawings look like photographs One such embellished pumpkin in particular is getting a lot of attention on Reddit.  A photo of a big pumpkin with the face of Marvel villain Thanos painted on it was posted to the subreddit r/photoshopbattles.  PsBattle: Thanos the Mad Pumpkin from photoshopbattles The photo, which also features…

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Archaeologists Surprised To Find “Comic Book” Style Murals In Ancient Greco-Roman Tomb

A large Roman-era tomb unearthed in modern-day Jordan in late 2016 has continually astounded international researchers in the time since due to its remarkably well-preserved art and artifacts, which provide a glimpse into the rich tapestry of cultures present in the region nearly 2,000 years ago. The consortium of expert historians, archaeologists, conservationists, and architects – who have been studying the site since spring 2017 – are especially delighted by one finding in particular. The walls of the 52-square-meter (560 square feet) subterranean chamber are adorned with murals embellished with…

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Climate change is not a partisan issue. No seriously, it isn’t.

As a staunch Independent, partisan bickering over pretty much everything these days drives me batty. So many issues that should barely be considered “political” much less “partisan” have divided Americans among party lines and become man-made mountains both Democrats and Republicans are willing to die on. But the issue of climate change in particular has become increasingly partisan, which makes no sense whatsoever. I mean, I know Al Gore making himself the face of global warming was probably enough to create a partisan divide all by itself, but when you…

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Ellen tweets topless photo of Michael B. Jordan to Naomi Osaka for her 21st birthday

If you give Ellen a piece of information, you’d better believe she will remember it. The perfect example of this occurred recently on U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka’s 21st birthday. SEE ALSO: Michael B. Jordan had the perfect response to this tweet about him still living with his parents To mark the occasion, Ellen took to Twitter to give the following “present” to Osaka. pls block me 😩 — NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) October 16, 2018 Then the man himself responded. You’re welcome, Naomi. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 17, 2018 The…

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Sheriff asks for 100 volunteers in search for missng Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs

(CNN)A Wisconsin sheriff made a plea on Thursday for volunteers to help in the search for a missing teenager whose parents were found dead in their home this week. Since authorities received a cryptic 911 call and discovered the bodies of Jayme’s parents in their home near the town of Barron early Monday, investigators have received more than 400 tips and have not confirmed any credible sightings of the girl. But the sheriff said he has a “100% expectation that she’s alive.” An Amber Alert was issued Monday for Jayme…

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Churchill by Andrew Roberts review is it possible to break through the myth?

The great statesmans standing in the Britain of 2018 is arguably higher than it was in 1945. This biography too easily dismisses his less heroic side How to assess the career of a world-changing politician who was also a prolific journalist, writer and incessant self-publicist? Aside from his other achievements, Winston Churchill wrote a six-volume, 1.9m-word account of the second world war and his role in winning it. Are we able, more than five decades after his death, to peer over the mountain of his reputation and his writings more…

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Eye of the Storm: A Surreal Video Inside the Eye of Hurricane Michael

A Facebook live video by Stefan Melendez from last Wednesday shows the surreal scene from inside the eye of Hurricane Michael which devastated regions of Florida and Georgia last week. If the video above doesn’t play you can also try the one embedded below. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/surreal-video-inside-eye-of-hurricane-michael/

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5 Things You Never Noticed About Friends Betches

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Friends is a great show and was actually pretty progressive given that it was made in the 90s (multiple interracial relationships, a baby out of wedlock, surrogacy, etc.). And while that important thesis is not in any way material to the topic at hand, I just want David Crane and Marta Kauffman to know they’ve still got hitters out here. In any case, even if you call yourself a diehard Friends fan, I doubt you know everything there is to know about this show. And I…

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Jake Tapper Hits Trump For Being Tougher On Taylor Swift Than On Saudi Arabia

“The president is denying he’s giving cover in any way to the Saudis, insisting he simply wants to find out what happened,” Tapper said on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Lead.” But it was “about as tough as the president was willing to get,” he added. Check out the clip here: RELATED COVERAGE Barack Obama Brutally Shuts Down People's Lame Excuses For Not Voting Laura Ingraham: Vote GOP Or Democrats Will Replace You With Immigrants Fake Melania Trump Hilariously Sums Up Her Feelings About President's Alleged Affairs Michael Moore Reveals The…

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Belgian Students Commemorate 100 Years By Restoring Graves of WW1 Soldiers

© Benny Proot To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I; Belgian students cleaned, repainted and restored 250 graves spread over 5 cemeteries in Oostkamp and surrounding municipalities. The idea was to honour and remember the brave soldiers of World War I, and ensure that their identification and data remains clearly legible for all visitors wishing to pay their respects. The pupils who volunteered for the effort were art students currently enrolled in painting classes. HLN.be via reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2018/09/belgian-students-restore-graves-of-ww1-soldiers/

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