10 Hopeful Facts To Give You Hope About The Future Of Notre Dame

AP Images : APTOPIX France Notre Dame Fire “Notre-Dame is aflame,” tweeted French President Emmanuel Macron. “Great emotion for the whole nation. Our thoughts go out to all Catholics and to the French people. Like all of my fellow citizens, I am sad to see this part of us burn tonight.” As thoughts and prayers poured out to the people of Paris, there were also many messages of hope rising from the ashes. AP Images : Sipa France The cause of the fire is still unknown but the Paris prosecutor has opened up an investigation. While the cathedral’s spire was turned to ash many relics and features of the tower were saved, such as the bell towers and Crown of …

30 Of The Most Epic Bus And Van Conversions

Founder of ‘Van Clan’, – an online community and content page for campervan lovers and travel addicts – Brandon Saltalamacchia, told Bored Panda that the first allure of van life is the freedom it gives, “People want freedom to escape the ever daunting bills, stress and constraints of “real life”. The thought of having a minimalist lifestyle for a little while is certainly an aspect of van life that intrigues many newcomers, and it’s certainly true.” These custom mini houses utilize economical space design to fit all the necessities one would find in a normal sized home. Ovens, closets, beds, and fold-out desks they all fit in these gorgeous mobile dwellings that would make Marie Kondo proud. The other obvious benefit according …

23 People Who Didnt Think Before Posting On Social Media And Ended Up Losing Their Jobs

Our time is the time of social media. So many of us can’t imagine our day without at least glimpsing at the likes of Twitter or Facebook feeds, scrolling through Tumblr dashboards or staring at the colorful photos on Instagram. And while for the most part posts on social media just seem like a minuscule part of our lives, sometimes a single message at the wrong place and wrong time can start a horrible domino effect that can topple entire lives.  Unfortunately for the people on this list, all it took for their lives to be turned upside was a single (or more) post on social media. Either a rant about their job, a misplaced joke or a distasteful photo, …

People Are Laughing At Hilariously Savage Obituary Of Iowa Man Written By His Relatives

A friend wrote in Tim’s obituary’s guestbook that he “was a great friend and a living hero. We know Tim is going to go through the great tribulation and make it to the other side. Because God needs good people like Tim. He will be missed, but never forgotten.” Another one shared that “pretty much all the mischief that I was involved in as a kid can be traced back to Tim Schrandt. Tim was larger than life. He lived life on his terms. You either jumped on for the ride or he run you over. He was one of those people that you rarely meet in life but also will never forget.”  It’s clear that what Tim had was …

2 Year-Old Unvaccinated Toddler With 105F Gets Rescued From Anti-Vaxx Parents By A SWAT Team

Regular readers of Bored Panda are well familiar with our stance on vaccinations by now – while we respect your rights and freedom to choose, endangering others by ignoring scientific evidence in favor of myths and quackery is not on. With cases of measles on the rise in North America and Europe because of people neglecting to vaccinate their children, despite overwhelming evidence of the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, it seems that some have decided that enough is enough. In scenes reminiscent of a drug or anti-terrorist raid, police in Chandler, Arizona kicked down the door of a house to look for a 2-year-old boy, who had reportedly come down with a dangerously high fever. The boy was …

German Professor Who Is A Hardcore Star Wars Fan Has Just Repainted An Observatory Into R2-D2

The sci-fi professor completed the project in September 2018, aided by his father-in-law Horst Helle, the master painter Klaus Ruffing and several helping students and it has caught the eyes of Star Wars fans everywhere. The most notable fan of the re-design was Star Wars actor Mark Hamill who tweeted about it, “R2-D2 Observatory Transformed Germans Into Giant Nerds.” Hochschule Kaiserslautern Dr. Hubert Zitt may be known now for his Star Wars and Star Trek expertise, but he got his start in electrotechnology. He received a doctorate from Saarland University in the field of systems theory of electrotechnology and is now a tenured professor in the field at the University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern, Zweibrücken. When he’s not teaching electrotechnology he …

44 Things That Look Like Other Things (New Pics)

#3 At The Time Of Washing He Looks Like A Polar Bear #4 The Fog Made The Stadium Look Like An UFO Or Dali. He would sometimes place an image on his canvas, and allow its form to suggest another that he would then paint within the first form, producing a double-image. This had often been done in the past as well. For instance, by the 16th-century Italian Mannerist, Arcimboldo. But in this regard, Dali was special. He would not stop. The great surrealist would repeat the process until he had produced triple and quadruple images. For him, the possibilities were endless. #5 Half Of All Boxing Photos Look Like Gay Weddings #6 The Corrosion On This Water Tap Looks …

Guy Lies To Bartender About Being Alone When He Goes To Buy Wine For His Date, Ends Up Spending The Evening With Him

There are many ways to screw up a date. You could spend the evening talking about yourself only, or your ex, or you can get steaming drunk and make a complete ass of yourself, for example. This story, posted on subreddit alan-light (not the actual photo) It began at the cinema, and a fancy one at that. In Europe, it’s quite normal to grab a couple of beers for the movie, but this place, presumably somewhere in the U.S., had wine. Wine! Now, this bartender had clearly taken a shine to this guy. Either that, or Jared is simply one of the nicest and most sympathetic people around. But how would his date react? Would she be as understanding? Almost …

Americans Share 30 Things They Didnt Realize Were American Until They Went Abroad

Have you ever thought that there are things that only your country does but seems that everybody else doesn’t really understand it at all? Well, according to this askredit thread, Americans definitely have this problem. After getting asked “What is something you didn’t realize was typically American until you went abroad?”, people flooded the post with an endless list of customs that nobody else in the world would consider to be normal. From garbage disposals and free public bathrooms to extreme portion sizes, Americans like to do things their own way. #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30

30 Surprising Facts That Are Actually True

There are many facts that sound so strange that everyone thinks they are fake. However, sometimes our limited knowledge makes us doubt things that are completely real. Take for instance the fact that children are born without kneecaps and they don’t develop them until they turn three years old. Sounds made up, right? But it’s completely true!If you enjoy strange and sometimes even fake sounding facts like that scroll below to read the list we here at Bored Panda prepared for you! #1 Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn. #3 Moose are excellent swimmers. They are born knowing how to swim and can swim 6 miles per hour and has the ability to keep the pace for two hours. #5 …

30 Photos That Look Ordinary Until You Know The Backstory

Photography is a form of art that can freeze the emotions of the moment in time. The development of the art has influenced the world in remarkable ways and it provided people with power to define the eras they live in. protesting burning monk, or a distressing shot of a reply View More Replies… #2 The Three Unsung Heroes Of Chernobyl If not for these three men in the picture – Alexei Ananenko (second left) and soldiers Valeri Bezpalov (center) and Boris Baranov (far right) – millions of lives would have been lost during the catastrophe of Chernobyl. Ten days after the meltdown, the plant’s water-cooling system had failed, and a pool had formed directly under the highly radioactive reactor. …

People Cant Stop Trolling Anti-Vaxxers With 30 Memes

Either way, the anti-vax movement is a dangerous trend, one that we here at Bored Panda are doing our best to highlight. With the battle for truth mainly fought online these days, it’s only natural that memes have become a potent weapon. Easily shareable, concise, humorous and savage, they are perfect fodder for the “TL-DR” generation and have become a common way to ‘mock’ anti-vaxxers into modifying their behavior. Whether it works or not is another discussion, as we have seen in the past, people who feel under attack for their beliefs often double-down and solidify them in response. This is part of the reason why we have the least qualified President in the history of the United States, and …

Neighbors Kept Running Over This Familys Fence, So Dad Replaces It With Concrete And Wrecks 8 Of Their Cars

What do you do with neighbors from hell? You could try reason with them. No dice? Then live side-by-side in awkward enmity, exchanging frosty glances at every encounter. Or, you could just pack up and move away. This family, from a small country in Central Europe, decided on another, much more entertaining option. Revenge! r/ProRevenge, shared the story of a neighborly dispute going back generations, with obnoxious and entitled neighbors finally getting what they deserved. “We live in a small private neighborhood, the neighbors are related to us more or less (distant relatives). Everybody here is a complete nutjob. They were constantly arguing over decades before me or my brother were even born,” Miha explained. “Our property line is kinda …

People Are Explaining Why Female Only Parking Spaces Exist After This Guy Points Out Its Not Equal

AS 1979 User AspiringProducer19 describes himself as an “approx 22.5 year old man” who had recently received a great job as a corporate level administrator. Two months into his job, the employee stated he had no complaints until one day he came across a sign in the parking lot that read “female employee parking space only!” The user then prefaced his question by stating: “let me clarify I am not “Irate” or “fuming” about it, but I dont really buy into the whole chivalry, white knighting culture that the men of previous generations upheld fedora intensifies.” “So theres not too much to say, I guess I’m more curious in others opinions on this. I am an approx 22.5 year old …

This Woman Started Drumming In 1920 And She Still Has What It Takes At The Age Of 106

Musicians rejoice! Because legendary percussionist Viola Smith may have discovered the secret for a long and healthy life: energetic drumming and the moderate consumption of good wine. Now aged 106 and actively drumming until recently in a Costa Mesa band called Forever Young Band: America’s Oldest Act of Professional Entertainers, Viola’s remarkably long career has spanned the entire length and breadth of modern music from swing to jazz, rock n’ roll and beyond. Born Viola Schmitz on November 29, 1912, in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, she was one of ten children. The entire family studied piano, and in the 1920s their father got Viola and her six sisters together to form the Smith Sisters Orchestra. After moving to New York City, …

People Are Captivated By This Timelapse Of A Single Cell Becoming An Organism

The first stages of embryonic development are roughly the same for all animals, including humans. In the film, the viewers are invited to observe the very beginning of an animal’s life, a single cell transforming into a complex living organism with a beating heart and running bloodstream. ‘Becoming‘ has screened at more than 20 international film festivals, and even received the Award for best short documentary at the Innsbruck nature film festival 2018. Image credits: