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July 26, 2013

Why The U.S. Should Be More Like Taiwan

Taiwan is a great place to visit if you're itching to get away from home, provided your home isn't Taiwan. In the Republic of China aka ROC (!) aka Taiwan, travelers have the opportunity to become acquainted with a host of customs they wouldn't find anywhere else. Here are a few examples, and with any luck, some of these traditions just might make their way out west, too.

5 Movies In Which Viggo Mortensen Is Not Aragorn That Are Worth Watching

Pretty much everyone knows Viggo Mortensen primarily for his role as Aragorn, son of Arathorn, heir of Isildur. But the talented actor has been in a lot of movies. In this buzzfeed poster’s humble opinion, here are five that are worth a view:

15 Gorgeous Photos Of The Old Cincinnati Library

This library was a book lovers dream.

Sons Of Anarchy Returns Sept. 10 With 90-Minute Episode

The SAMCRO boys will return to FX on September 10, when "Sons of Anarchy" premieres its sixth season.

7 Amazing Tree Houses From Around The Planet

...just slightly cooler than that cardboard box stapled to the tree in your backyard. (via VisualNews)

Aaron Paul Comes Out Of His House To Chat With Tourists, Apparently Does This On The Regular

A family of Irish tourists got a surprise when, after their Hollywood tour van had stopped in front of Aaron Paul's house, he actually came down to talk with them for a couple of minutes. As Aaron says in the vid: "Sometimes I see the [tour] van and sometime I don't, and then when I do I always try and say hello." NOTED.

10 Dogs Totally Rocking Life Vests

Because a drowned dog would really ruin a day at the lake. And safety is sexy.

This Should Be A Real Commercial For Plastics

This is what would happen if the Ocean could hire an ad agency.

9 Delicious Drinks You Should Drink While Watching "Pacific Rim"

Big round of applause to your mixologist for the evening hardacttofollow.

Why Is This Pile Of Noodles So Sad?

Sculptor Theo Mercier's "LE SOLITAIRE" is the saddest pasta ever.

32 Nature Photos That Prove New Jersey Ain't The Armpit Of America

You think you Jersey's not beautiful? FAHGETABOUT IT!

"Putin Airlines" Safety Video Prepares You To Visit Russia

It's just a parody obviously, but please fasten your seat belts and stow your rainbow flags.

Police Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed Occupy Protesters Wants Worker's Comp

The man behind the meme says he suffered "psychiatric injury."

23 Reasons Everyone Should Love Deadpool

Forget Thanos, Ultron, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, The Avengers, The X-Men, and every other character that outsells Deadpool every month. Deadpool is your new favorite Marvel character.

Government Scrutiny Prompts JPMorgan To Consider Commodities Business Sale

The announcement follows a week of congressional and media scrutiny of banks' involvement in physical commodities.

Brokeback In Belarus

"Stop wittering on and tell her how you made me gay." How tractor drivers Valery, 35, and Sergei, 33, make their life in a country that isn't exactly LGBT-friendly.

The Adventures Of Carlos Danger: World's Worst Superhero

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner's sexting alter ego has been revealed, and it turns out he's just as impressive as his name sounds.

How To Stop Wasting Money At Movie Theaters And See Awesome Stuff For Cheap

The average ticket price shot up big time this year, and it's not stopping. Ryan Gosling, Jake Johnson, and Olivia Wilde are here to help.

These Close-Ups Of "Game Of Thrones" Fashion Will Take Your Breath Away

The level of detail is staggering. Costume embroider Michele Carragher takes her job very seriously.

The 16 Stages Of Canceling Plans

I have to wash my eyelashes tonight ... Sorry!

27 Reasons Tyler Posey Is The Most Sexdorable Actor Out There

Sexdorable = sexy AND adorable. He's got it all.

Steven Seagal Running Is The Most Hilarious Thing Ever

He certainly has interesting form.

7 Great Flirting Techniques That Aren’t Totally Obvious

Tonya Reiman, author of THE BODY LANGUAGE OF DATING, shares the many ways you can let that someone know you’re interested without being too transparent.

The Scariest Basketball Player In The World

Check under the bed for Boban Marjanovic.

15 Terribly Difficult Rounds Of Celebrity "Would You Rather"

There are no right or wrong answers, only logical ones.

9 Nostalgia Bombs From The Early 1990s In "The To Do List"

Director Maggie Carey discusses Ford Festivas, high-waisted jeans, and the reason she had Scott Porter half naked for most of the movie.

In Defense Of Hot Pockets

Wherein we discuss the transformative power of Hot Pockets.

How To Fake Your Way Through Absolutely Anything

You don't have to know what you're talking about to SOUND like you know what you're talking about.

Upcoming Lance Armstrong Biopic Has Found Its Star

What am I on? I'm on my bike, in a movie about bicyclists.

22 Reasons To Wish You Were As Cool As Landon Donovan

Hey, everybody, come and see how cool Lando is.

Franz Kafka Thought Boys Were Cute

A new biography about the existentialist author explores Kafka's desire to smooch other guys. More like MANZ Kafka, amirite?

23 Signs You Are Hermione Granger

Get ready for a magical revelation.

18 Incredibly Funny Facebook Messages From Strangers

Nope, we won't accept your friend requests. But yes, we will screenshot your messages and put them on the internet.

23 Icy Caffeinated Cocktails

For nights when you need a simultaneous pick-me-up, a cool-me-down, and a chill-me-out.

Raccoon And Man Have Epic Dance Party

Thanks to the musical stylings of Aretha Franklin, this dance was weird, it was beautiful, it was majestic and it really happened.

This Weekend, Play The Hateful, Wonderful Teleglitch

It's the closest videogames have come to Yeezus.

Former "Bachelorette" Ali Fedotowsky Is In The New Woody Allen Movie — What!

Fedotowsky on getting the call from her agent: "I was, like, 'What??? This is a joke. This isn't a real thing.'" Plus, she talks about her post-Bachelorette experience and watching this current season.

San Diego Mayor Will Not Resign Despite Sexual Harassment Allegations

Bob Filner says he will instead enroll in a two-week program at a behavior counseling clinic next month. He calls his behavior "inexcusable."

"Animals On Desserts" Will Make You Want Seconds

In the awe-inspiring artist's own words: "Always put a dollop of whipped cream on everything."

Using Real Cars To Play Pong

Better waste of a license or gas?

18 Reasons Prince Harry Will Make The Best Uncle Ever

You know how there is that crazy uncle in every family? Well, baby Prince George may have the craziest of them all.

9 Popular Urban Legends About The Titanic That Are False

Unfortunately two films have a romanticized one very famous myth about the night the ship sank.

Patent Trolls Aren't The Problem, It's The Troll Patents

Patent trolls may be obnoxious. But the real problem is the actual patents coming out of the patent office.

Lea Michele And 'Glee' Cast Honor Cory Monteith

The actress organized the memorial service for her boyfriend/co-star for the show's cast and crew

11 Easy DIY Projects For The Beginner Super Villain

So you're tired of henching for other villains -- think you can do better? We've got all the homemade tips you need to start out strong!

Air Force Airman Dunks In Combat Boots, Steals Show At Team USA Hoops Scrimmage

Some of the best players in the world playing basketball and one dunk, from a non-player, outshone them all.

NFL Star Brings His Pet Tiger To Training Camp

Get some Frosted Flakes for that cat.

"Orange Is The New Black" Has Some Wicked Impressive DIYs

When prison hands you maxi pads, make shower shoes. Some spoilers, ish.

5 Early Aaron Paul Commercials That Prove His Theatrical Genius

His work for Tombstone Pizza was of particular excellence.

14 Happy Animal Facts Guaranteed To Make You Smile

Baby rabbits are called KITTENS?!?!

The 26 Types Of Matches You'll Encounter On Tinder If You're An Orangutan

Swiping left or right for a soul mate can be a hairy affair.

13 Vines Of Jesus Camps Kids And Velociraptor Turning Up

Ain't no party like a neon Jesus camp dinosaur party...

Mexico Launches Gay Tourism Campaign #MexicoFriendly

In a surprising and bold move, Mexico launched yesterday a strong campaign to promote the country as a destination for gay tourists.

16 Sloth-Centric Wardrobe Ideas You Have To Own

Sloths. Wear them on your body now.

Top Executive At AOL's Local News Business, Patch, Resigns

Mark Josephson, senior vice president of marketing and revenue, has resigned, sources told BuzzFeed. Patch, even to this day, is still finding its feet.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Fashion Icon, Pop Superstar, Queen Of Cute

Every year, new artists come onto the music scene, bringing their own unique style, but few are the triple threat that is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

The FBI Has Used Surveillance Drones On U.S. Soil 10 Times Since 2006

It's the first time the bureau has put a number on its controversial use of UAVs.

Four Furry Animals That Live Life On The Edge

Be like the water-skiing squirrel. Thanks to Uzoo for the footage.

22 Resons Why Lafayette Is Really The Best Part Of True Blood

Although these reasons are pretty compelling reasons to watch True Blood, Lafayette Reynolds is the most fierce.

Online Privacy - What's The Deal?

And airline food, don't get me started.

Here's Winnie Cooper In Fishnet Stockings

Why yes, that IS Danica McKellar all dressed up for Avril Lavigne's new music video. Happy Friday.

14 Reasons Why Living In "Skyrim" Is Better Than Real Life

One day we will all just be able to plug ourselves into the fantasy worlds of our own choosing. Until then, we have Skyrim.

This Is The Most Unimpressively Impressive Highlight You'll See All Year

Mark Ellis has bragging rights over all of Major League Baseball.

12 Strangest Items For Sale In SkyMall

If you build it, they will buy. Here's to a free market economy!

22 Things From "Sex And The City" That Are Now Woefully Outdated

And I couldn't help but think... HAHA AOL.

11 Things The North Carolina Legislature Gave Us This Session

North Carolinians rejoice. The NCGA is done until May 15, 2014. However, the consequences of what they've caused since January will be felt for years to come. This is just a sampling of what we can thank them for.

12 Things Disney's "Mary Poppins" Got Completely Wrong

Now that Disney is releasing a new Mary Poppins biopic, let's take a look at how much they butchered the books back in 1964.

Michele Bachmann Under Investigation By House Ethics Committee

The GOP representative is one of four members of Congress who will be formally investigated over the next few months.

Big-Time College Basketball Coach Is Secretly Your Mom

Jim Boeheim is gonna have some tea with the gals later.

Sharks Make Movies Better

The Tumblr that had to surface after Sharknado. Non-shark movie posters get Photoshop sharked.

The Doctor Is In: Matt Smith On Leaving "Doctor Who," A Female Doctor, And More

The 30-year-old actor will depart cult British sci-fi drama Doctor Who after this year's Christmas Special. Here's what he told BuzzFeed about his decision to leave, the possibility of a female Doctor, stealing socks, and more.

16 Things No One Tells You About Disney World Vacations

It's the most magical place on Earth! Of course there are a few caveats, a couple quid pro quo.

Britney's 13 Most Important Rules For Wearing Crop Tops

The turn of the millennium was key for midriffs everywhere, but none more so than that of Britney Spears.

Lost Scrolls Reveal Ancient Japanese Farts

What could be the secret meaning behind these mysterious images from antiquity?

Stoli Responds To The Attempted Boycott Of Russian Vodka

"The recent dreadful actions taken by the Russian Government limiting the rights of the LGBT community and the passionate reaction of the community have prompted me to write this letter to you."

Republicans Work To Turn "War On Women" Attack Back On Democrats

Could "Carlos Danger" undermine the Democrats' message with women? The RNC is trying to make sure he does.

The KKK Wants To Recruit Springfield Residents For A Neighborhood Watch Program

"You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake."

The "Breaking Bad" Coloring Book

Meth! Blood! Poultry! Print these graphics, grab some crayons, and avoid all children.

9 Devious Ways To Drink Wine Literally Anywhere

Sure, you've drunk wine from a box, but have you drunk wine from a bra? Wait, don't answer that.

Black Currant & That Slow Summer Style

Tinge a summer cocktail with creme de cassis! Burgundy makes the most complex and balanced versions that taste deeply of black currants. Start and end a special occasion dinner with a boozy berry splash!

5 Times Rap Got Adorably Redesigned

Typographical genius Natalie Seitz makes lyrical art at Rap is Cute, and it rules.

First Dates Suck

Dating is awkward.

John Fugelsang: What To Say To People Who Still Defend Walmart

"And again — not picking on the folks who shop in Walmart. But the fact is, Walmart could give every employee a $5,000 raise and still have $17 billion in profits, but only a communist who hated freedom and puppies would ever repeat a fact like…

Les 13 syndromes du Français expatrié aux Etats-Unis

Entre choc vestimentaire et quête effrénée d'une baguette digne de ce nom.

9 Longform Stories We're Reading This Week: Stripping In A Boomtown And The Real Walter White

Susan Elizabeth Shepard has been traveling to the oil boomtown of Williston, North Dakota, since 2007 to strip for oil field workers. Read her memoir about the town's boom — and potential bust — plus these other great longform stories from around the web.

10 Tiger Beat Covers: Then Vs. Now

OMG guys, One Direction might be our new Beatles!

15 Viral Pinterest Photos That Are Actually Fake

Photoshop is a tricky, tricky thing.

Holder To Russian Minster Of Justice: "Mr. Snowden Will Not Be Tortured"

In a letter made public on Friday, the Attorney General calls Snowden's grounds for asylum "entirely without merit."

Top Ten Cutest Pets Of The Week

You voted in our weekly Cute or Not contest, and here are the results! Don't forget to submit your own pet and vote!

This Figure Skater Thinks Boycotting The Olympics In Russia Is A Bad Idea

"I respect the LGBT community full heartedly, but I implore the world not to boycott the Olympic Games because of Russia's stance on LGBT rights or lack thereof."

Three Brilliant Vines Created By Harry Styles

Featuring Harry, Niall, and a small purple scooter.

Why The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Makes The Perfect BFF

Why you wish you could be chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool with the finest TV character.

Cleveland Kidnapper Sentenced To 1,000 Years In Prison

Ariel Castro has accepted a plea deal; he will serve life without parole — plus 1,000 years — and the case will not go to trial.

New Bookstore Ads Capture The Magic Of Reading

For anyone who has ever read a good book in bed.

How Many Retweets Is San Francisco's Tax Break Worth?

When "giving back" means encouraging people to use your product, everybody wins.

14 Exciting Facts About Rob Delaney's New Book

The Funniest Person on Twitter has officially gone from 140 characters to 250 pages, give or take. And the book promises to be a "non-murdery" adventure.

Two Washi Tape Projects Anyone Can Do

Washi tape: it's like the most foolproof crafting item ever.

Dodgers Pull Off An Incredible Impromptu Trick Play

I don't know what happened, but I like it.

These Beer Labels Have Been Animated So They Move

The only thing better than an ice cold bottle of craft beer is a bottle that's COME TO LIFE. From Beer Labels in Motion.

Irrefutable Proof That Corgis Are Actually Secretly Superheroes

Stubby legs, mighty heart, big ears: the anatomy of the perfect hero.

Peter Jackson Liveblogs Last Day Ever On "The Hobbit," Posts Awesome Photos

The Oscar-winning director offers up sweet battle scenes, green screen pics, and cool details on how these epic movies get made. There are three Thorins, btw.

The Year's Best Linkin Park-Centered Tour Of New York City Parks

New York CIty-based comedy group SCORESBY presents Melvin, Linkin Park's #1 fan who also has a strong passion for the Parks Department.

What Was Your Worst Childhood Birthday Party?

Not all birthday parties are created equal.

17 Signs That Your Binge TV Watching Habit Has Gotten Out Of Control

When you're not just addicted to one show... you're addicted to every show. And you want it all now now now now NOW.

8 Beers That Do More Than Get You Drunk

What has beer done for you lately? Except get you drunk of course. Well, that's nice and all, but sometimes it just isn't enough.

Supermodel Iman Discovers "A Natural Botox"

Spoiler: it's gaining weight, apparently.

The 45 Coolest Promo Mobiles Of The Last 100 Years

From the Blatz BeerMobile to the WienerMobile, and every awesome ad-mobile in between.

15 Types Of Housemate No One Wants To Live With

If you don't live with anyone from this list, then you can probably find yourself on it.

Kate Upton Models Bridal Bikinis, Because Bridal Bikinis Exist Now

Six photos of a new Beach Bunny swimwear collection, designed by fellow swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen. The bikinis come with veils, which is a bit ironic.

15 Excellent Reasons To Break Up With Someone

If only all break ups made us laugh this much. Via The Why We Broke Up Project.

21 Impressive Pleas For Excusal

Why were you late? Absent? Unable to perform tasks as assigned?

24 Ways We Should All Be More Like Scandinavians

They have so much to teach us.

"Facts Of Life" Star Kim Fields Expecting Second Child

The 44-year-old "Facts of Life" star announced she and her husband Christopher Morgan are expecting their second child.

Yours For £70,000 - The Rarest Beatles Collectible Ever

Only 50 copies of this alternate pressing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band were ever produced.

Were You A CITV Or CBBC Kid?

SMart or Art Attack? Sabrina or Clarissa? These were the choices that really mattered.

How To Tie Your Shoes

He's a witch! Burn him! See also how to fold a shirt in two seconds. (via ★interesting)

19 Book Cover Clichés

These crop up all the time.

19 Spectacular Pictures Of The Pope Celebrating World Youth Day

Nearly one million Roman Catholics packed a Rio de Janeiro beach to see Pope Francis for World Youth Day.

23 Signs You Grew Up In The Suburbs

There wasn't much to do, but you and your friends found ways to deal.

The Best & Worst Things About Being Named Michael

Michael is the fourth most popular name in America. Here's what it's like being named Michael.

Jane Krakowski Deserves An Emmy

Just give it to her. With the end of 30 Rock, this is her last chance for the foreseeable future to win an Emmy and take a step closer to EGOTing. Jenna Maroney is easily one of the funniest characters on television, and this last season may have produced her best performances on the show. Here's why Jane deserves the Emmy for playing Jenna.

19 Country Songs That Will Boost Your Mood

Work sucked, this is how you can recover (after adding some wine.)

29 Ways You Know You're From Oregon

Sunshine? What is that?

Pressure Mounts On San Diego Mayor To Resign After Four More Women Come Forward

The county Democratic Party demanded San Diego Mayor Bob Filner step down on Thursday amid allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women.

Doc Love: Women With "Man Issues"

Run and never look back.

Memphis QB Jacob Karam Dueted With A Sick Little Girl

Memphis QB Jacob Karam became our new favorite sports guy by performing 10 (!) songs with a sick kid at St. Jude.

Wildcatting: A Stripper’s Guide to the Modern American Boomtown

Nothing is more emblematic of the American dream than chaotic mining and drilling towns such as Williston, North Dakota, and the people who flock to them in search of fortune. And no one knows better how these communities work — and don’t — than the traveling topless dancer.

7 Great Things From 1920s Los Angeles

Everybody says LA has no past, but it does — it just gets torn down. Fortunately, there are a few amazing attractions left in the City of Angels that cropped up during the dawn of LA's golden age in the 1920s. Here are seven of 'em.

Rupert Grint Was In An Ed Sheeran Music Video

You mean two cute gingers in one video? In case you missed it, Ed Sheeran's song "Lego House" was already one of the top songs of the year, but Ed decided to make it all that much better by putting his pal, Rupert, in his video.

Reporters Protest Security Crackdown In Manning Trial

"Military police with guns are literally watching over our shoulders in Fort Meade media center during Manning closing arguments."

Kyrgyzstan Pushes U.S. To Reopen Case Against Former President's Son

Akin Gump volunteers its lobbying services.

9 Celebrity Tweets You Missed Today

Here's what happened today!

Syrian Civil War's Death Toll Tops 100,000

"More than 100,000 people have been killed, and millions of people have either been displaced or become refugees in neighboring countries," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters Thursday.

Funny Photoshopped Images Of The Royal Baby Prince George

The royal baby is finally here -- and so are some laugh-out-loud alterations of his much-heralded debut moment

Kate Upton Models Bridal Bikinis For Beach Bunny

Back in first grade, a girl told me we’d be married someday. I told her I liked her friend better. She cried. I felt horrible. That experience still sums up my view on marriage. It’s a complicated business. But that doesn’t stop guys from saying ‘I…

The Weekend Playbook: A Million Beers, A Goat Burger For Brunch, And A Ramen-fueled Block Party

If you know Action Bronson, you're already awesome. If you go watch him perform…

Carl's Jr.'s Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich

Because, um, THEY ARE THE MOST GENIUS PEOPLE EVER, the dudes in the tasting lab for Carl's Jr. stuck a big ol' scoop of vanilla ice cream between two strawberry Pop-Tarts, tasted it, said, "Um, we should probably sell these immediately," and,…

Lady Gaga Is More Naked Than You'll Ever Be (NSFW)

Lady Gaga strips it ALL off on the cover of V Magazine.

The Royal Baby Has A Name, And It's Very Royal-Sounding

Kate Middleton and Prince William have chosen a name for the royal baby!

Look Cool When You're Sweating Bullets

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'It's A Scary Thing To Revisit Those Things Underneath'

Along with the dramatic picture Gaga wrote: 'ARTPOP as they pry the single from my bleeding fingers. it’s a scary thing to revisit those things underneath, the pain in your past. but all I found was raw passion. I thought I was destroyed inside. I’m…

Retired Footballing Legend Ronaldo Is On Daddy Duty During Sun Holiday... While Girlfriend Paula Suns Herself In Thong Bikini

He might not be a footballer anymore but that certainly doesn't mean that Ronaldo can't holiday like one.

How To Lose Weight: 25 Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

Even if you’ve kicked off a fitness routine and you’re choosing healthier food, you may not be seeing the weight come off the way you’d hoped. While there are plenty of other healthy accomplishments to celebrate, you’re probably wondering what’s not…

JWoww, Snooki Defend 'Jersey Shore' Spinoff Against Angry Neighbors

Snooki and JWoww have defended themselves against their future neighbors' attempts to keep them out of their town this summer.

Finally A David Hasselhoff Baywatch Supercut

A Mitch Buchannon supercut in all its amazing weirdness.

The Official Ranking Of The 29 Hottest TV Doctors

The definitive list of all the men who get our hearts and pulses racing...

Why We Want A Silmarillion Movie

Tolkien fans have been bitterly disappointed by the restrictions of copyright etc etc on the Best of Middle Earth/Arda History Compilation, aka The Silmarillion. The Silmarillion primarily tells the tale of the Silmarils, three precious (perfect) gems, and the wars fought over them, but it also covers a bunch of fascinating history and everything that led up to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Here’s why we want a movie of it (or at least parts of it).

10 Signs You Grew Up In Alaska

The Last Frontier is one unique place to call home. It's also strangely baffling to people from Outside. For those of us who've moved south, here's a reminder of what makes the Great Land so great.

Kate Middleton And Princess Diana Have Similar Royal Baby Debuts

See all the similarities between today's royal baby reveal -- and Prince William's debut 31 years ago!

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