40 Perfectly Captured Animal Images Get Turned Into Hilarious Sculptures By Japanese Artist

Japanese artist Scroll down below to check them all out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments! #1 Do you know where the concept of memes originally came from? This popular form of communication actually has its roots in academia, and the term was coined by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his famous 1976 book, The Selfish Gene. His original idea of a meme was “a unit of cultural transmission or imitation,” with examples including the concept of God, nursery rhymes and jokes, catchphrases and fashion trends. According to The Conversation, the word “comes from the Greek “mimema”, meaning imitated, which Dawkins supposedly shortened to rhyme with gene; a nod to the similarities between the survival of …

Guy who played Goofy at Disneyland shares the most heartbreakingly beautiful story we’ve ever heard.

via Santiago Otero / Flickr It’s easy to get a little jaded to the magic of Disney, especially if you have kids. It’s impossible to escape the Disney Industrial Complex whether it’s princess toys and dresses, “Frozen” songs blaring on Radio Disney or the seemingly never-ending “Puppy Dog Pals” reruns on Disney Junior. Even in the adult world you can’t go anywhere online or IRL without being bombarded by all things Marvel. However, there’s a reason why Disney dominates so much of popular culture. They’ve mastered the art of fantasy, and in a chaotic world, it’s something we all need from time to time. via Imgur Reddit user “Ihaveanotheridentity,” provided an incredible story on the power of Disney in a …

A dad used his daughter’s princess phase to teach leadership skills, and it’s perfection.

The way this dad handled his daughter’s “princess phase” is parenting at its best. Thanks to Disney upping their princess game with strong, independent female leads, raising a princess-obsessed daughter isn’t as potentially problematic as it used to be. But parents still worry that their little girls’ fascination with sparkling crowns and palaces may lead them to unhealthy ideas about gender roles and expectations. Will she think it’s desirable to be a damsel in distress waiting for a handsome prince to rescue her? Will she realize that that petticoats and corsets are totally impractical, or see them as the sacrifice one makes for being pretty? Will she romanticize the wrong things and flush away everything her feminist foremothers fought for? …