July 26, 2013
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.
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:
The SAMCRO boys will return to FX on September 10, when "Sons of Anarchy" premieres its sixth season.
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.
Because a drowned dog would really ruin a day at the lake. And safety is sexy.
This is what would happen if the Ocean could hire an ad agency.
Big round of applause to your mixologist for the evening hardacttofollow.
Travis Greenwood gave great advice on how to "optimize your buzz." Here are some more tips!
You think you Jersey's not beautiful? FAHGETABOUT IT!
It's just a parody obviously, but please fasten your seat belts and stow your rainbow flags.
The man behind the meme says he suffered "psychiatric injury."
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.
The announcement follows a week of congressional and media scrutiny of banks' involvement in physical commodities.
"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.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner's sexting alter ego has been revealed, and it turns out he's just as impressive as his name sounds.
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.
The level of detail is staggering. Costume embroider Michele Carragher takes her job very seriously.
They may have a chance of surviving.
Sexdorable = sexy AND adorable. He's got it all.
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.
There are no right or wrong answers, only logical ones.
Director Maggie Carey discusses Ford Festivas, high-waisted jeans, and the reason she had Scott Porter half naked for most of the movie.
You don't have to know what you're talking about to SOUND like you know what you're talking about.
What am I on? I'm on my bike, in a movie about bicyclists.
Hey, everybody, come and see how cool Lando is.
A new biography about the existentialist author explores Kafka's desire to smooch other guys. More like MANZ Kafka, amirite?
Nope, we won't accept your friend requests. But yes, we will screenshot your messages and put them on the internet.
For nights when you need a simultaneous pick-me-up, a cool-me-down, and a chill-me-out.
Thanks to the musical stylings of Aretha Franklin, this dance was weird, it was beautiful, it was majestic and it really happened.
It's the closest videogames have come to Yeezus.
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.
Bob Filner says he will instead enroll in a two-week program at a behavior counseling clinic next month. He calls his behavior "inexcusable."
You know how there is that crazy uncle in every family? Well, baby Prince George may have the craziest of them all.
Unfortunately two films have a romanticized one very famous myth about the night the ship sank.
Patent trolls may be obnoxious. But the real problem is the actual patents coming out of the patent office.
The actress organized the memorial service for her boyfriend/co-star for the show's cast and crew
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!
Some of the best players in the world playing basketball and one dunk, from a non-player, outshone them all.
"I have fucked it up. I want to die."
When prison hands you maxi pads, make shower shoes. Some spoilers, ish.
Always read the fine print.
His work for Tombstone Pizza was of particular excellence.
Swiping left or right for a soul mate can be a hairy affair.
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Ain't no party like a neon Jesus camp dinosaur party...
In a surprising and bold move, Mexico launched yesterday a strong campaign to promote the country as a destination for gay tourists.
Mark Josephson, senior vice president of marketing and revenue, has resigned, sources told BuzzFeed. Patch, even to this day, is still finding its feet.
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.
It's the first time the bureau has put a number on its controversial use of UAVs.
This is heartbreaking.
Although these reasons are pretty compelling reasons to watch True Blood, Lafayette Reynolds is the most fierce.
Why yes, that IS Danica McKellar all dressed up for Avril Lavigne's new music video. Happy Friday.
One day we will all just be able to plug ourselves into the fantasy worlds of our own choosing. Until then, we have Skyrim.
Mark Ellis has bragging rights over all of Major League Baseball.
If you build it, they will buy. Here's to a free market economy!
And I couldn't help but think... HAHA AOL.
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.
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.
The GOP representative is one of four members of Congress who will be formally investigated over the next few months.
Jim Boeheim is gonna have some tea with the gals later.
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.
It's the most magical place on Earth! Of course there are a few caveats, a couple quid pro quo.
The turn of the millennium was key for midriffs everywhere, but none more so than that of Britney Spears.
What could be the secret meaning behind these mysterious images from antiquity?
"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."
Could "Carlos Danger" undermine the Democrats' message with women? The RNC is trying to make sure he does.
"You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake."
Meth! Blood! Poultry! Print these graphics, grab some crayons, and avoid all children.
Sure, you've drunk wine from a box, but have you drunk wine from a bra? Wait, don't answer that.
"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…
Entre choc vestimentaire et quête effrénée d'une baguette digne de ce nom.
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.
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In a letter made public on Friday, the Attorney General calls Snowden's grounds for asylum "entirely without merit."
"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."
Why you wish you could be chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool with the finest TV character.
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.
Anthony Weiner = Sexting King Kong.
When "giving back" means encouraging people to use your product, everybody wins.
Stubby legs, mighty heart, big ears: the anatomy of the perfect hero.
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.
New York CIty-based comedy group SCORESBY presents Melvin, Linkin Park's #1 fan who also has a strong passion for the Parks Department.
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.
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.
It would have been his greatest role yet.
From the Blatz BeerMobile to the WienerMobile, and every awesome ad-mobile in between.
If you don't live with anyone from this list, then you can probably find yourself on it.
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.
The 44-year-old "Facts of Life" star announced she and her husband Christopher Morgan are expecting their second child.
Only 50 copies of this alternate pressing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band were ever produced.
SMart or Art Attack? Sabrina or Clarissa? These were the choices that really mattered.
He's a witch! Burn him! See also how to fold a shirt in two seconds. (via ★interesting)
Nearly one million Roman Catholics packed a Rio de Janeiro beach to see Pope Francis for World Youth Day.
There wasn't much to do, but you and your friends found ways to deal.
Michael is the fourth most popular name in America. Here's what it's like being named Michael.
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.
Work sucked, this is how you can recover (after adding some wine.)
The county Democratic Party demanded San Diego Mayor Bob Filner step down on Thursday amid allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women.
Memphis QB Jacob Karam became our new favorite sports guy by performing 10 (!) songs with a sick kid at St. Jude.
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.
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.
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.
"Military police with guns are literally watching over our shoulders in Fort Meade media center during Manning closing arguments."
Akin Gump volunteers its lobbying services.
"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.
The royal baby is finally here -- and so are some laugh-out-loud alterations of his much-heralded debut moment
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…
If you know Action Bronson, you're already awesome. If you go watch him perform…
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 strips it ALL off on the cover of V Magazine.
Kate Middleton and Prince William have chosen a name for the royal baby!
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.
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…
Snooki and JWoww have defended themselves against their future neighbors' attempts to keep them out of their town this summer.
A Mitch Buchannon supercut in all its amazing weirdness.
The definitive list of all the men who get our hearts and pulses racing...
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).
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.
See all the similarities between today's royal baby reveal -- and Prince William's debut 31 years ago!