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You know what’s great? Pie. You know what’s even better? A dessert that’s like pie but easier to eat.

If the sugary lovechild of pie and french fries sounds like something you’d like to stuff in your face, then this is the recipe for you. The folks over at TipBuzz blended up apple pie filling, smeared it on some dough, and single-handedly made up for the sins of mankind with a treat that’s about to change your outlook on life.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 premade pie crusts
  • 1 can of apple pie filling
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

(Will to live is optional. If you do not have that on hand, it should return by the time these are done.)

1. Blend the pie filling in your food processor until it’s smooth. Spread that on one pie crust, and then place the other crust on top.

2. Cut that nonsense up into little sticks.

3. Lay them out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

4. Mix the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle that mixture over the apple pie fries. Find a new sense of purpose in life. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

I appreciate the element of surprise, so check out the full process and the glorious end result in this video.

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We might hear more bad news every day, but just remember this: We share a planet with apple pie fries. Everything is going to be okay.

For more recipes and hacks, visit TipBuzz’s website.

Now, if you’ll excuse me…

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When you think of animal rescue, you typically think of humans rescuing dogs and cats, right?

Well, get ready for a story that will turn every idea you once had about animal rescue on its head. Ed Gernon went to a rescue facility and met a dog that he absolutely had to adopt. After filling out the necessary paperwork, he took the pup home and named him Rex. The adoptee had issues with other dogs and cats, but under Gernon’s guidance, he overcame his social anxiety and aggression.

He’s now so friendly, in fact, that he’s even done a little rescuing of his own. Gernon found Rex protecting an injured hummingbird one day. He assumed that the bird was dead, but Rex wouldn’t leave its side. Watch what happened when Gernon stepped in.

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It’s risky for people to rehabilitate little birds like this one, but it definitely worked out for Ed Gernon, Rex, and Hummer! We wish this kind-hearted trio all the best.

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On April 16, 2016, a devastating earthquake occurred in Ecuador, destroying communities and killing almost 700 people. One death is even more tragic than most. This particular hero died while pulling others to safety.

A four-year-old labrador named Dayko saved many people over the course of his career. Sadly, he just died in the line of duty.

When a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador earlier this month, Dayko went to work rescuing people like it was any other day for the K-9 division of the Ibarra Fire Service.

The brave dog’s mission was to help find people who had been trapped beneath the rubble.

He managed to save several lives.

While rescuing more victims, however, he suffered a devastating heat stroke.

The fire department announced that Dayko died from a “massive coronary myocardial infarction and acute respiratory failure.” They expressed gratitude for the dog’s heroic efforts, stating that he always sprung into action when community members needed help.

(via Independent)

Dayko’s death is even more disheartening when you think about how many more people he could have saved if he hadn’t passed away. He truly died a hero, and the people of Ibarra will never forget hm.

You can do your part by donating to UNICEF‘s disaster relief fund today.

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When it comes to kids, most of the times mom takes care of everything. From the best attire in public gatherings to food and cleanliness, moms do incredibly well to take care of things. What we do not realize is that there is a good reason for mom’s gradually becoming micro managers. All moms know that when dad is in charge, the most absurd, creative and possibly inappropriate parenting techniques may be showered on the kids. Here are 10 such parenting fails and sometimes wins when dad was handling the house.

When Mom’s not Around

Hurry up son! We have evidence to destroy.

Yes, She’s Sleeping Honey…

Proud dad knows his little one can sleep anywhere, even in his man-cave.

Dad Bought Me a Halloween Costume

For Halloween, this kid now knows which parent to go to for fashion advice.

Outdoor Activities

It’s the favorite sentence for many dad’s when mums are not around – ‘Go play outside’

Dress Up with Dad

Dad’s know everything about turning a baby’s face into a baby super villain face for dress up time!

I’ll Get That!

Who needs a tissue to clean a little bit of spilled food that accidentally fell on the fruit of your loins.


Parenting Level – Dad

New Achievement Unlocked!

Day Out with Daddy

If Carrie Underwood let Jesus take the wheel, this dad believes his son deserves a shot too.

At least it’s not for a Selfie

When you can’t put your kid anywhere and the sun is setting fast!

Dad’s Gotta Do, What Dad’s Gotta Do

For hardcore gamers, parenting is level normal.

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Internet memes are a cultural phenomenon that spreads from one person to another online. Fun fact – The word meme was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, as an attempt to explain the way cultural information spreads. We have laughed and poked fun at our friends, mainstream media as well as society at the expense of these meme stars. We couldn’t escape these famous memes even if we tried. After showing up on our digital devices over a thousand times for different reasons, we may sometimes forget that the stars of these jokes are actual people with real lives. Here are 10 famous meme stars and where they are today.

Ermahgerd Girl

Maggie Goldenberger a.ka. Ermahgerd Girl helplessly watched an Internet meme spawn from her awkward adolescent photo. Maggie is now a blonde-haired, blue-eyed 26-year-old Phoenix nurse.

Scumbag Steve

The Scumbag Steve meme was revealed to be taken by Blake Boston’s mother herself. After becoming internet’s famous punching bag, Blake still continues to write rap and dress the way he chooses to.

Skateboarding Professor

Tom Winter, the skateboarding professor, was a dear meme to many internet users. Tom has currently skateboarded into retirement and still believes that “You can roll, but you can’t hide.”

Bad Luck Brian

Kyle Craven, commonly known by his Internet nickname “Bad Luck Brian” is now a 26-year-old guy who lives with his wife and dog in Ohio and builds churches for a living.

I Feel Your Pain

Italian model and actress Silvia Bottini has always felt your pain. Her latest message to us all is “First of all I’m an Actress, eventually a Makeup Artist and accidentally a #FirstWorldProblem #MEME”

Disaster Girl

Disaster Girl aka Zoe Roth became an internet sensation when she just happened to be watching a local fire department performing a training exercise and her dad snapped this perfectly time and creepy photo of her sinister expression. Zoe will be completing junior year of college soon.


Hipster Barista

Dustin Mattson is a hipster barista who is pissed that he is famous for being a hipster barista. Unfortunately, Mattson is exactly what the meme is making fun of. In an interview, he had this to say “I do find it discouraging and disappointing that there was so much exposure brought to an attempt at making a joke of a culinary industry and the professional barista. To me, it’s very telling on how we laud farm-to-table food, craft beer, cocktail mixology, but it’s ok to have no respect for the specialty coffee world and the people who are committed to it.”

Overly Attached Girlfriend

Laina Morris, a YouTuber and the creator of the viral fictional character Overly Attached Girlfriend, continues to have an incredible sense of humor and is making more hilarious videos as a full time job.

Success Kid

Sammy Griner, a.ka. Success kid, reappeared again last year, in a successful campaign to raise enough money for his dad, Justin, to have a kidney transplant.

Successful Black Man

Turns out that the man featured in all the Successful Black Man memes is an actual successful black man! Taken from a ShutterStock photo titled “Handsome African American business man dressed in a black suit,” the handsome devil is an electrical engineer and professional body builder in real life.

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We know how long mankind has craved for immortality. From scientific research to all our favorite games, the quest for immortality draws all of us in. We have looked for it in the deepest reaches of science and in the greatest texts of religion. What most of us do not realize is that despite the human species’ failure to find eternal life, several immortal creatures already walk, float and swim the same earth we belong to. What we can learn from them may open a new dimension to human existence altogether. Here are 10 such amazing creatures capable of eternal life.

Bdelloids

One of countless microscopic organisms, Bdelloids are incredibly tough. Despite living in fresh water, they can survive without water for years. Research says the species have not reproduced in nearly 80 million years but they keep updating their genetic material by stealing it from other species. When observing the DNA of one of this organisms, researchers found DNA from almost 500 different species.

Tardigrades

Water Bears, a.ka. Tardigrades, are mysterious organisms that can withstand vacuum of space as well as freezing and boiling temperatures. They have developed a unique ability to scavenge foreign DNA from bacteria, fungi and plants. Capable of thriving in extreme conditions, you can reanimate a dried out Tardigrade by simply adding water, even after decades have past. There are over 1000 known species of Water Bears who ‘have been in business for half a billion years.’

Bacillus F

Bacillus F is a bacteria originally found on Mamontova Gora – Mammoth Mountain – in Siberia’s Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia, in 2009 by Dr Anatoli Brouchkov. Brouchkov has been injecting himself with the organism since then. In all experiments, Bacillus F stimulated the growth and also strengthened the immune system including in human erythrocytes.

Hydras

Made up of mostly stem cells, Hydras are tiny invertebrate organisms that can continually split themselves, resulting in constant regeneration. Researchers have observed 2000+ hydras for four years and have found no trace of aging or mortality.

​Turritopsis dohrnii

Turritopsis dohrnii are tiny jellyfish that can reverse its aging process. At any stage of its development, should the jellyfish become injured or sick, it returns to a former state known as the “polyp stage”, during a three day transformation that results in a younger jellyfish. It then continues its journey, growing back to an adult and repeating the process when necessary.

Planarian Worms

Planarian worms have implausible regenerative abilities, being capable of regenerating from any state, even aging or damaged tissue. A study at the University of Nottingham recently uncovered that these strange worms can defy death indefinitely.


Lobsters

Lobsters do not show any signs of decrepitude, degeneration and neither of organ failure. They will continue growing larger and more fertile as they years pass. A NYC restaurant was attempting to serve a twenty pound lobster, when activists stopped them pointing out that the creature was estimated to be 140 years old.

Turtles and Tortoises

Turtles and Tortoises are remarkable creatures whose lifespans are immense. Research has shown that the organs of a century-old turtle are indistinguishable from those of a turtle that had just reached sexual maturity. Turtles and tortoises only die as the result of predators, diseases and natural disasters, they never stop breeding and cannot die of old age.

Clams

Clams never stop growing, some clams have been alive for almost half a millennium. A clam recently found in Iceland was determined to be four-hundred and five years old, with older clams still in existence.

Pyrosome

The “giant” Pyrosome is an organism that is both hermaphroditic and is capable of cloning itself, making it capable of theoretically living forever! A pyrosome is capable of growing, shrinking, regenerating or reproducing at will, always adapting to best survive.

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For the longest time, global warming was seen as a myth perpetuated by people who wanted to scare the world into being more environmentally conscious. In 2016, the world experienced one of its hottest years of all-time, and now it has become clearer than ever than global warming is in fact very real. We are a threat to our planet, and despite being the most conscious beings alive on Earth, we continue to degrade nature and bring about our own downfall. Preserving the environment has become more important than ever before, and these 10 environmental messages try to shake things up by using powerful messages.

Only Words Will Remain

We are losing species faster than ever before, and this ad makes us wonder if we will see the majestic elephants roaming among us for very long.

Recycle Rubbish

We seem to think that nature is an everlasting phenomenon capable of providing us how ever much we require. That is certainly not the case and there is definitely a finite boundary to nature.

Bleak Future

We can either run out of water entirely, or be submerged in it. Either way, the future looks pretty bleak for us.

Homeless Animals

There are thousands of animals being negatively affected by our behavior. It is time we acknowledge our own destructive powers.

We Are Endangered

We might be pushing many animals to the verge of extinction, but we are also doing the same with our own fate.

The World Is Melting

A simple and powerful image that symbolizes global warming perfectly.


Cost Of Deforestation

We can cut down all the trees we want now, but at some point we will realize that it costs us a lot more than we were willing to pay.

The Sea Is Still Here

It is surprising that after everything we dump into our seas, the giant water bodies still continue to exist.

Help Ourselves

We need to realize that helping nature isn’t a one way street. There is so much we will receive in return for our kindness.

Everything Comes Back

Getting rid of our garbage is one of the biggest problems in the world today. If we don’t find and apply a healthy alternative, all our demons are sure to resurface in the most horrific way.

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Inception is a science fiction film directed, produced and written by Christopher Nolan. The movie stars a big ensemble cast that includes Michael Caine, Tom Berenger, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Ellen Page, DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie was a box office success and has grossed more than $800 million globally becoming the 45th-biggest-grossing movie of all time. Inception won 4 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Cinematography and was nominated for 4 more – Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Original Score and Best Picture. This list contains 10 facts you didn’t know about Inception.

3-D

The director considered converting the film to 3-D after it was completed, but ran out of time.

Ellen Page

Ellen Page did not audition for Ariadne’s role. Page had a meeting with the director about something unrelated and was asked to read the script one week later.

Stunt Doubles

There were several scenes where the surroundings of the actor shifted. Hundreds of crew members and stunt doubles were used to create the scenes.

Ariadne

Ariadne is named after a Greek mythological character. Ariadne is the daughter of Minos, son of Europa and Zeus. She was in charge of labyrinth, similar to the character of Ellen Page.

Locations

The film was shot in six different nations. Some of the locations included Morocco, Tokyo, Los Angeles and London.

Leo Dicaprio

The director wanted to cast a group that did not make Leo DiCaprio look younger but fit around him.


Dream Layers

To get the studio on board, the director had to convince them that the several dream layers will be as minimally confusing as possible.

Research

The director did not research dreams while penning the screenplay.

Script

Nolan and DiCaprio discussed the script for many months to make the script more clear.

Song

The song used to wake characters up is by Edith Piaf.

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Despite the fact that huge buildings and massive structures don’t come at a cheap price, companies and governments across the world have continued to build them for hundreds of years. Big projects can easily run into hundreds of millions of dollars as costs spiral out of control. Any construction job will require payment for labor, raw materials, planning, research and design, meaning that plenty of money can easily go to waste if a tight grip isn’t held on the accounts. Even with an expert team and a sound plan, it is still possible for building work to cost staggering sums of money. That is exactly what happened with these examples, which are the most expensive things ever built.

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, standing at 136 floors. However, the amazing skyscraper cost Dubai a small fortune to build, with the final price being $1.5 billion. That is relatively cheap though considering that construction was ongoing for six years before it was completed in 2010.

Heathrow Terminal 2

Heathrow Terminal 2, which is also sometimes called The Queen’s Terminal, is a new section of Heathrow Airport that was finally completed in 2014. As the airport is one of the busiest in the world, much of the construction for the building was done off site to reduce costs. Despite this, the build price was still $3.4 billion.

Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider became famous as it was used to find the elusive Higgs Boson particle. CERN began to build the structure in 1998 and it was completed 10 years later in 2008, at a cost of $5.8 billion. However, most scientists would agree that it was money well spent considering that it is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world.

Oakland Bay Bridge

At more than 10,000 feet long and standing at 580 feet high, the Oakland Bay Bridge is one of the most breathtaking bridges on the planet. The original structure was built in 1933, but the demolition and reconstruction of the eastern section began in 2002. When it officially opened in 2013 allowing 250,000 vehicles to pass every day, the cost of the project was around $6.5 billion.

Hong Kong International Airport

When it became clear that Kai Tak Airport was unsuitable as the main airport hub of Hong Kong, officials spent several years devising a plan to build a brand new airport away from populated areas. Eventually they settled on the island of Chek Lap Kok and built a huge structure across the entire stretch of land. It cost a total of $20 billion to build, although the investment was almost certainly worth it as Hong Kong International Airport is now one of the busiest in the world, with some 65 million passengers passing through every year.

London Crossrail

When you consider the sheer size of Crossrail, which will have a railway line length of 85 miles through the center of London, it is little wonder that it is scheduled to cost at least $21.6 billion to complete. Designed to be a high-frequency commuter passenger service, it will replace several older systems that are currently in operation in the city.


Grand Mosque in Mecca

The royal family of Saudi Arabia has recently agreed to a complete refurbishment of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. This project will see the building renovated and improved in several areas as well the construction of a brand new road and railway. The projected cost for the entire refurbishment is $23 billion, though that price could rise if any complications arise.

Hinkley Nuclear Power Station

No European country has built a nuclear power station in the last decade and the reason is easy to see. They are hugely expensive projects, with the Hinkley Nuclear Power Station currently under construction in the UK expected to reach a price of around $26 billion when it is completed. EDF puts the cost down largely to the expertise and technology required to build in safety measures to prevent nuclear accidents from occurring.

Chevron Gorgon Gas Plant

The Chevron Gorgon Gas Plant is an enormous natural gas facility that is located in Western Australia. It has been built on Barrow Island to take advantage of the gas fields in the area that hold liquefied natural gas. The price has risen continually since 2003 and is expected to be somewhere in the region of $54 billion when the project if finished.

International Space Station

A joint enterprise between the USA and Russia, the International Space Station is the most expensive thing ever built by humans. Modules for its construction began launching in 1998 and the structure is still being upgraded today with new facilities and features. In total, the cost of building the ISS came to $100 billion shared between the various governments involved.

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Modern advances and an obsession with having the latest technology have made gadgets big business all around the world. People regularly spend large quantities of money on devices that are aimed to make life that little bit easier. One of the most popular types of gadgets over the past few years have been those that are focused on health, helping people to lose weight and do more exercise. Many of these come in the form of wearable tech that can help track how many calories you have burned or what food you have eaten, but some are a completely bizarre.

Android Mirror

There are smart versions of all types of devices, including clothing and watches, though you might not have realized that you can also get smart mirrors. While it can’t be directly interacted with, it can be used to display relevant information, such as medication reminders and your exercise plans for the day.

Cinema Cycling

Getting fit can sometimes be a chore as it requires intensive exercise that is not only tough but also boring. To try to combat this, IMAXShift has created a range of different spinning classes that take place in specially built room that contains an IMAX screen and high-tech speakers. Various images can then be projected onto the screen to help distract people while they are cycling.

HUG Water Bottle Sensor

When doing exercise it is vitally important to stay hydrated. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know just how much water you need to take in during an activity. The HUG water bottle sensor aims to address that problem. It is essentially a band that wraps around a bottle of water to track how much you are drinking. By linking up to a smartphone app it can tell you exactly how much water you need for your body weight, age, exercise type and the temperature of the room.

Electronic Fork

Plenty of people love seasoning their food with salt as it adds plenty of flavor. However, it also isn’t particular healthy in large amounts, meaning that people often have to ration how much they use. One Japanese company though looks set to change that with an electronic fork that simulates the tongue with pulses to generate a salty taste without any of the ill effects of real salt.

Virtual Skipping Ropes

The JumpSnap is essentially a virtual skipping rope. This means that it can be used in confined spaces and is less dangerous as it has no rope that can be tripped on or catch onto objects in the surrounding area. The bars track your activity, measuring the calories burned and heart rate, and can even emit a simulated sound of ropes moving through the air.

Emotion Tracker

Staying healthy doesn’t just mean keeping in good physical shape, it also requires a person to ensure that they also check on their psychological well-being. This can be a difficult task, but the Mind Monitoring System is a device that aims to analyze your emotional state and determine whether you have any mental difficulties using the vibrations of your vocal cords and your voice. Its creators believe it will help detect and reduce stress.


G.U.M Play

G.U.M Play is the work of a Japanese company known as Sunstar that turns an ordinary toothbrush into a video game controller. Using a small Bluetooth device that fits onto the end of the toothbrush, it allows the person to play a variety of different games while they are brushing their teeth, with the hope that this will teach better technique and ensure that you keep good dental hygiene.

The Entertrainer

As its name might suggest, the entertrainer is a device that aims to combine entertainment with exercise. It does this by incentivizing its user to work hard while cycling on an exercise bike. The wireless device monitors your heart rate during the activity and will begin to turn the volume down on your television if you are not working hard enough, eventually turning off the set altogether.

Scanning Mirror

Unlike the previous mirror in this article that could only display information, the Naked Labs mirror is actually a sophisticated device that aims to help its users lose weight and keep track of their progress. It does this using special technology that allows it to scan a human body in 3D and send that data to a number of different devices, allowing you to see how your body shape has changed over time and better plan what exercise you need to do.

Smart Toilet

The Smart Toilet was created by Toto and it specializes in analyzing the urine of its users. It does this so it can keep track of risk factors, such as sugar levels, to ensure that you are eating and drinking healthily but can also even find diseases that a person might be suffering from without showing any symptoms.

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