Month: May 2016

Month: May 2016

Grandma makes ‘Star Wars’ quilt for her grandson’s birthday

This grandma recently stitched together a Star Wars quilt for her grandson. Look at the craftsmanship that went into it. Have you ever seen such an adorable Darth Vader? No, Internet, you have not.

Redditor brosey recently posted the image to r/pics.

“Apparently it took her two hours to make each character square. Her grandson is lucky little guy! She brought it into work as another colleague is a massive Star Wars fan and she wanted to show him,” Brosey wrote.

When birthday parties become holy birthday months

The birthday party is in crisis — and it’s not getting better anytime soon.

As children, birthday parties were simple, elegant affairs. Your parents fed you supermarket cake on beautifully branded, plastic tablecloths and prayed that you didn’t ruin the whole event by spontaneously crying or vomiting.

But millennials took those simple pleasures for granted, and now, many parties have evolved into ravenous emotional beasts: month-long, highly intricate ceremonies that eat up all your your savings and Facebook notifications. Absence is not an option. Sickness is not an excuse. The rise of the birthdayzilla has transformed birthday parties from simple one-offs to totalitarian birthday months, and everyone must comply. Read More

The Uniqueness of Birthday Celebrations Across the World

Birthdays are common celebration across the world but the beliefs attached with it differs from one nation to other. Family history, tradition, culture, language, economic level, mythology, geographic location, and spiritual beliefs are some of the factors that affect the ways of birthday celebration.

Gift is something that is intrinsically showered on a birthday either through online birthday gifts or gifts searched locally. This is one common tradition that is followed worldwide Read More

Hilarious birthday cake fails in pictures

Can you imagine ordering a birthday cake for your kid and receive what you did not order. Customers share the birthday cakes that were just NOT what they ordered.

Little_Mermaid

The Little Mermaid (left) looked a little worse for wear (right) after being baked in the oven

The Little Mermaid (left) looked a little worse for wear (right) after being baked in the oven

Melted mess: One bakers attempt to create a yellow duck quite literally proved to be a flop

Melted mess: One bakers attempt to create a yellow duck quite literally proved to be a flop

When every letter counts: This cake gave a whole new meaning to the Super Bowl  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3609722/Hilarious-cake-fails-botched-Little-Mermaid-icing-mishaps.html#ixzz49ku4NoSc  Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

When every letter counts: This cake gave a whole new meaning to the Super Bowl
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What parents need to know about Uncharted 4 on PS4

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has just been released for Playstation 4 and redoubles its narrative strength with hero Nathan Drake torn between settling down for a happy life with his wife Elena or following his brother back into treasure hunting territory.

While teenage players will be drawn to the exuberant battles, parents and older gamers will find the developing relationships and suspense driven plot engaging.

It combines Netflix boxed-set style dramas and interactive entertainment perfectly.

This means that it’s the ideal video game to get consoles out of bedrooms and into shared family spaces. Spend a few evenings playing through the game together and both parents and teenagers have plenty to enjoy. Read More

Why Canada still celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday

Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, died in 1901 – but Canadians still celebrate her birthday every year.

Actually, we celebrate two birthdays this weekend: Victoria’s, and Queen Elizabeth II’s. Victoria was actually born on May 24, and since 1953, the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday in Canada has fallen on the same day – even though her real birthday is in April.

Celebrating the monarch’s birthday is a long tradition in Canada, according to Garry Toffoli, vice-chairman and executive director of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, going back to George III’s reign in the 18th and 19th century. Read More

4 Ways Video Games Are Legitimate Ways to Play

Growing up in high school, I was quite a paradox. Even though I was a varsity freshman athlete, I loved video games and played them whenever I was free. Besides the role of athlete and student, I was a video gamer through and through. What I didn’t realize at the time was how much those video games would come to impact my life today. It’s amazing how much a game can offer, but there are plenty of benefits I can still point towards.

Video games, like anything else, are addictive and can be abused. This often leads to vilification of video games and the thought they prevent kids from “doing something useful.” That couldn’t be further from the truth: video games are a legitimate way to play, which build lifelong and important skills. Read More

You can now play Xbox 360 game Black Ops on your Xbox One

Microsoft has been hinting at it for over six months now, but the first Call Of Duty: Black Ops has now been added to the list of Xbox 360 games that will run on the Xbox One.

As ever, all you need to do is insert the original disc to get it to work. But if you can’t find that, or never owned it, Xbox Live Gold members can currently download it.

According to Metro; The full list of backwards compatible games can be found here, and as you can see Black Ops is the first Call Of Duty title.

It’s probably unlikely that any of the Modern Warfare titles will be added any time soon, as a remastered version of the first game is being included with this year’s Infinite Warfare and a trilogy compilation is being released for last gen consoles.

Birthday card gone viral online

Most children stick to drawing flowers, sunshine and family pets for their mum and dad.

But one boy decided to cut out all the nonsense and depict what life is really all about.

The picture shows the ‘waterslide of life’ with five different aged people taking a ride.

The image was uploaded to Twitter by comedian Brian Sack, after he received it from his 11-year old son Antel.

The first person is a small baby. The second person on the slide has a look of panic washed across their face – perhaps a close depiction of adolescent struggle.

The third person, presumably middle-aged, is having a whale of a time, but after that everything appears to go downhill.

For the last person at the end of the slide, there is no pool to catch their fall.

Brian tweeted a photo of the birthday cake alongside the caption: “#blessed