Let Us Introduce You To ‘Sweater Dude’ The Internet’s Latest Obsession

(PCM) The internet’s latest viral obsession is “sweater dude” who has won over hearts by knitting sweaters that feature images of famous landmarks and places all over the world. After knitting the sweaters he then snaps a picture of himself actually wearing the sweater standing in front of the famous places.

Kind of a simple concept, but isn’t that really all it takes to go viral these days?

Images from “sweater dude” whose real name is Sam Barsky of Baltimore, MD, first began showing up on image sharing site Imgur where they were quickly shared via Reddit and the rest is viral history.

Barsky claims that he first began the sweater making process back in 1999 and has knitted 103 different sweaters since that time. He has photographed himself wearing 91 of them thus far, but he definitely has plans to sport them all and continue make more in the future.

Not all of Barsky’s sweaters feature famous landmarks or places, so are just everyday areas such as one featuring sets of power lines and another is mushroom decorations on a playground. We have to wonder if he will start taking requests, as we are sure folks on the internet could come up with some pretty good (or bad) ones!

Barsky claims that it takes him about a month or so to complete each sweater design and since going viral he has been receiving numerous requests about purchasing one of his designs. Unfortunately they are not for sale at this time, but hey, you never know what the future could bring.

Happy knitting “sweater dude”… you rule!

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Let Us Introduce You To ‘Sweater Dude’ The Internet’s Latest Obsession

(PCM) The internet’s latest viral obsession is “sweater dude” who has won over hearts by knitting sweaters that feature images of famous landmarks and places all over the world. After knitting the sweaters he then snaps a picture of himself actually wearing the sweater standing in front of the famous places.

Kind of a simple concept, but isn’t that really all it takes to go viral these days?

Images from “sweater dude” whose real name is Sam Barsky of Baltimore, MD, first began showing up on image sharing site Imgur where they were quickly shared via Reddit and the rest is viral history.

Barsky claims that he first began the sweater making process back in 1999 and has knitted 103 different sweaters since that time. He has photographed himself wearing 91 of them thus far, but he definitely has plans to sport them all and continue make more in the future.

Not all of Barsky’s sweaters feature famous landmarks or places, so are just everyday areas such as one featuring sets of power lines and another is mushroom decorations on a playground. We have to wonder if he will start taking requests, as we are sure folks on the internet could come up with some pretty good (or bad) ones!

Barsky claims that it takes him about a month or so to complete each sweater design and since going viral he has been receiving numerous requests about purchasing one of his designs. Unfortunately they are not for sale at this time, but hey, you never know what the future could bring.

Happy knitting “sweater dude”… you rule!

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‘Tear Gun’ Fires Off Human Tears Instead Of Bullets

(PCM) Taiwanese design student Yi-Fei Chen has developed a new kind of weapon that is literally fueled by human emotion. Chen designed a gun that fires off real human tears rather than bullets. 

The idea for the project came together when Chen was going after her Masters Degree in design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. While she was student Chen became so frustrated over the language barrier when trying to communicate with her professors in regards to meeting some truly impossible assignment deadlines. 

She was able to find a way to channel all of her anger and frustration into the creation of a gun that collects human tears, freezes them and then fires them off as projectiles. Definitely an interesting concept. Here’s how it works: First,the user first puts on a mask with a silicon cup that catches the tears. Next, the tears are frozen in a bottle, which is then loaded onto the gun – allowing the frozen tears to be fired.

You can view the tear gun in action in the video below:

Tear Gun from Yen-An Chen on Vimeo.

Funny enough, Chen actually fired the gun during her graduation ceremony aimed directly at the head of her department (with his permission of course). Of course no one was injured and tear bullets do not cause any harm. We imagine however that firing off the tear gun could be quite therapeutic on an emotional level and a wonderful (and safe) way to release stress. 

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Stolen Baby Jesus Statue Head Returned After Artist’s Horrible Replacement Goes Viral

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(PCM) It appears that even thieves can have a heart sometimes! The missing head of the baby Jesus statue at Ontario’s Sainte-Anne-des-Pins Catholic Church was mysteriously returned after a local artist’s horrible clay replacement head goes viral on the internet. We are guessing that whomever had possession of the stolen head decided after seeing that monstrosity decided now was a good time to repent!

The replacement head was fashioned by local artist Heather Wise, however she decided to take an unconventional approach with her design and it quickly became an internet meme. Wise claims that she only crafted the clay head, which featured overly exaggerated features and a spiked head piece, to serve as a place holder until she could fashion a more permanent replacement out of stone. She goes on to say that she has never worked with clay as a medium prior to the head design as her defense to the project coming out so terribly wrong.

The church was rather amused that the statue has gone viral and did come to Wise’s defense about the replacement, however they ultimately decided to have the offending clay head removed.  That was definitely the right decision, as due to all the viral buzz surround the statue, the perpetrators decided to return baby Jesus’s original head! It was reattached to the statue and recently presented to parishioners during mass. See, not all viral buzz is bad … this time baby Jesus got his head returned thanks to some repenting thieves who felt sorry for a statue!

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Yes, Umbilical Cord Art Is Really A Thing

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(PCM) If you are the type to get queasy we suggest you look no further as it seems umbilical cord art is now a thing! New mothers are finding a way to put the umbilical cord to use in several artistic ways. We didn’t even realize that afterbirth crafting was actually a trend!

Looks like the trend of new mothers consuming the placenta directly after birth is on the way out and umbilical cord art is on the way in and both make us equally squeamish. The new mothers are taking the dried up body fluids and tissues from the umbilical cord and crafting it into various shapes such as hearts or spirals and even spelling out the word “love” is an incredibly popular choice.

They are then framing the dried umbilical cord art to hang as wall art either in the nursery or other areas of the home. This is totally not something we would like to walk in and find on someone’s wall, but to each their own it seems. You should see some of the images people have posted on Pinterest and Instagram showcasing this art, as it truly takes things to an entirely new level. Buzzfeed gathered quite a collection to showcase.

The art has been described by new mothers as both “amazing” and “magical”, but others tend to find it a bit disturbing. Many women feel that the last thing on their minds after giving birth to their child would be trying to save the umbilical cord for the sake of art. Either way the trend is beginning to take off and don’t be surprised to see a lot more umbilical cord art pieces hanging in the homes of new parents, disgusting or not!

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