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9 Flower Varieties Illustrated For Beginners

An illustrated guide just in time for Valentine’s Day.

1. As a flower novice, I wanted to gain some confidence when buying flowers. So after a bit of research, I drew these nine awesome flowers along with a visually similar item that helps me remember each.

2. Dahlias

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If you want a flower that vaguely resembles Epcot Center, go with dahlias. The spherical, symmetrical pattern of petals will thrill the recipient, much like a ride on Spaceship Earth.

3. Magnolias

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Magnolias are a gorgeous variety that most closely resemble a beautiful plate of nachos with some cheese and guac in the middle. The magnolia petals beautifully and asymmetrically curl up on the edges much like the chips do.

4. Peonies

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Peonies are large and have many layers that are beautifully fanned out, much like Outback Steakhouse’s Bloomin’ Onion. Imagine someone right now handed you a hot Bloomin’ Onion. That feeling you’d have is the exact feeling your valentine would get if handed a bunch of peonies. That’s pretty good.

5. Chrysanthemums

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The flower that looks most like Hostess’s Snoball has to be the chrysanthemum. Much like the Snoballs, it comes in a variety of colors and is a tightly packed ball of fun. If there’s one flower variety I could throw the farthest, I think it’s this one.

6. Ranunculus

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Ranunculus look like a tightly wound extension cord to me. It’s amazing how much flower they pack into this flower – this seems like a good deal.

It is very beautiful and it looks like a drawing of a rose that a jr. high art student kept adding more and more layers to.

7. Hydrangeas

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Hydrangeas are easy to remember because of the mythical hydra beast. It’s really amazing when you buy a bouquet of hydrangeas because you’ll think there are going to be dozens of stems when you take the paper off, but it turns out to be only 2 or 3. These crazy flowers really fool you!

8. Orchids

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Orchids are perhaps the coolest flower to me because of how unique and elegant they are. They remind me of Darth Vader’s Meditation Chamber in The Empire Strikes Back.

Also like the chamber, these things are pretty cumbersome and you can’t carry them around (they’re sold in pots generally.)

9. Sunflowers

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Sunflowers, it turns out, actually can be bought and given to someone. It’s easy to remember sunflowers because they look like the sun and look at the sun.

Consider pairing the bouquet with a bag of sunflower seeds, like a theme gift.

10. Tulips

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Tulips are sleek, spaceship like things that come in amazing electric colors. In this way they resemble Nerf Footballs to me. I love the idea of giving tulips because it really looks like you a cartoon character when you hold a bunch of these.

11. Lilacs

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If your valentine just likes purple flowers, you’ll have lots of options – but if your valentine likes a purple flower shaped like Grimace, then lilacs are definitely what you want.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/nathanwpyle/9-flower-varieties-you-should-learn-for-valentines-day

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21 Movies You Should Watch If You Love Food

Kind of gives the term “chewing scenery” a whole new meaning.

1. Chef (2014)

 

Aldamisa Entertainment

Carl (Jon Favreau) is a chef at an upscale restaurant who feels stunted by the repetitive menu insisted upon by his boss. When he loses his temper and consequently his job, he gets back to his cooking roots making Cuban sandwiches in a food truck with his estranged son.

Most Delicious Scene: Carl’s seductive and simple pasta with pesto.

Where You Can Watch It: Netflix.

2. The Lunchbox (2013)

 

Sikhya Entertainment

Young, neglected housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) in Mumbai sends an extra-special lunch to her husband via the city’s sprawling courier service in the hopes of rekindling the flame. When it is mistakenly delivered to a solitary widower (Irfan Khan), the two begin a sweet though deluded relationship.

Most Delicious Scene: The paneer, in all its iterations.

Where You Can Watch It: Amazon.

3. Chocolat (2000)

 

Miramax

Single mother Vianne (Juliette Binoche) and her daughter move to rural France and open a chocolaterie across the street from the local church. Their sweet indulgences and Sunday hours (gasp!) cause a moral uproar, unaided by the arrival of swarthy gypsy Roux (Johnny Depp). But really, how long can people hold out against chocolate?

Most Delicious Scene: Anytime a piece of chocolate passes Johnny Depp’s lips. UNF.

Where You Can Watch It: Amazon.

4. Big Night (1996)

 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Brothers Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci) are Italian emigrants who have opened a restaurant in New York. Primo is the sophisticated chef who will not bow to patrons’ pedestrian expectations of Italian fare; Secondo is the smooth-talking manager who just wants to run a good business. When they’re tapped for a special benefit concert, they attempt to compromise and pull out all the stops for their “big night.”

Most Delicious Scene: The unveiling of the timpano.

Where You Can Watch It: Netflix.

5. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

 

Magnolia Pictures

This now-classic food documentary follows 85-year-old Jiro Ono, a world-renowned sushi chef completely devoted to his craft. Watching relentless pursuit of perfection is equal parts awe-inspiring, soul-crushing and totally mouthwatering.

Most Delicious Scene: Jiro sushi course “concerto.”

Where You Can Watch It: Netflix.

6. Babette’s Feast (1987)

MGM Home Entertainment

MGM Home Entertainment

Set in a remote 19th Danish century village, two sisters forlorn lead a strict life spent caring for their father, the local minister. Years after missed opportunities to move away and the death of their father, they take in French refugee, Babette Hersant, as their servant. Babette repays the sisters for their kindness with a decadent French meal.

Most Delicious Scene: The feast, of course!

Where You Can Watch It: Hulu Plus.

7. Like Water For Chocolate (1992)

 

Miramax

This movie is all about the passionate affair between Tita (Lumi Cavazos), a beauty from a traditional Mexican family who is forbidden to marry, and Pedro (Marco Leonardi), the young stallion who has stolen her heart. If that doesn’t get you, here’s the twist: Everything Tita cooks is infused with her emotions, causing powerful and not always pleasant reactions in all who consume it.

Most Delicious Scene: Tita’s quail in rose petal sauce.

Where You Can Watch It:
Netflix.

8. Waitress (2007)

 

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Jenna (Keri Russell) is a melancholy and pregnant waitress practicing the art of pie-making at her diner in the hopes of winning the local bake-off and earning enough money to leave her husband. All that changes when a cute new doctor comes to town, and the myriad pies become less a job for Jenna and more a form of therapy.

Most Delicious Scene: “Earl Murders Me Because I’m Having An Affair” Pie.

Where You Can Watch It: Amazon.

9. Ratatouille (2007)

 

Walt Disney Pictures

Remy (Patton Oswalt) is a rat with a sophisticated palette. When he comes across the kitchen of a fantastic French restaurant, he teams up with the awkward garbage boy Alfredo Linguini (Lou Romano) to bring both their cooking dreams to life. Hijinks ensue.

Most Delicious Scene: When Remy whips up his first soup.

Where You Can Watch It: Amazon.

10. The Trip (2010)

 

IFC Films

Steve Coogan is asked to tour the finest restaurants of Northern England. When his girlfriend backs out, he invites his best frenemy and fellow comedian Rob Brydon instead. Get ready for incredible cuisine, beautiful countryside, and spot-on Michael Caine impressions.

Most Delicious Scene: Every time Rob orders the scallops.

Where You Can Watch It: Netflix.

11. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

 

The Samuel Goldwyn Company

This movie centers around the dinner table of a widowed, masterful Chinese chef and his three grown daughters in Taipai, Taiwan. Each heavenly Sunday meals brings a fresh clash between the modern, independent daughters and their traditional father.

Most Delicious Scene: The opening sequence. The precision! The steam! THE MEAT.

Where You Can Watch It: Amazon.

12. Haute Cuisine (2012)

 

The Weinstein Company

Based on a true story, Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot) is a celebrated chef in small-town France who is suddenly tapped by the President of the Republic to be his personal cook. Though she faces mad shade from the mostly male kitchen staff and more attention from the president, Laborie finds power in her indisputably amazing cooking.

Most Delicious Scene: The president’s midnight tartine snack with black truffles.

Where You Can Watch It:
Netflix.

13. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

 

Warner Bros Entertainment

A poor boy wins a chance to visit the most glorious chocolate factory ever imagined by mere human minds. Even the wallpaper tastes great! Dude who owns it is kind of strange, though.

Most Delicious Scene: THE CHOCOLATE ROOM.

Where You Can Watch It: Amazon.

14. Romantics Anonymous (2010)

 

StudioCanal

The French and their chocolate, amiright? It’s the cute story of the owner of a small chocolate factory and his new chocolatiere, both painfully timid but totally passionate about their work.

Most Delicious Scene: The chocolate tasting.

Where You Can Watch It:
iTunes.

15. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)

 

Amblin Entertainment

Misfit scientist Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) has created a machine to turn water into food, which goes haywire when it starts converting the water in the atmosphere: It starts raining food! So basically all your childhood—ok, adulthood—dreams come true.

Most Delicious Scene: The ice cream storm!

Where You Can Watch It: Amazon.

16. Spinning Plates (2012)

 

Chaos Theory Entertainment

This delectable documentary follows three unique chefs, each serving very different in their own amazing way. From Michelin-rated to backyard BBQs, this movie explores how it doesn’t matter what or where you cook, just that you have a passion for food.

Most Delicious Scene: The twisted artistry of yuba, shrimp, orange, miso.

Where You Can Watch It: Netflix.

17. I Am Love (2009)

 

Mikado Films

This film is about a Russian woman Emma (Tilda Swinton) who marries into a powerful Milanese family, though haute living leaves her feeling unfulfilled. Enter Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini), a talented chef who rewakens her passion for life with—what else?—food.

Most Delicious Scene: The prawns.

Where You Can Watch It: Amazon.

18. Bottle Shock (2008)

 

Intellectual Properties Worldwide

Ok, it’s about the rise of respectability in California winemaking, but you need something to wash down all these food films! Parisian sommelier Steven Spurrier (Alan Rickman) comes to Cali in 1976 to find the best wine to go head-to-head with its French counterparts in a blind taste test.

Most Delicious Scene: The Judgement of Paris.

Where You Can Watch It: Netflix.

19. Spirited Away (2001)

 

Walt Disney Studio

When young Chihiro and her family make a pitstop on their way to their new home in the Japanese countryside, they wander into an abandoned amusement park secretly ruled by demons and spirits. When her parents are turned into pigs, Chihiro must find a way to barter with the master of the spiritual bathhouse for all of their freedom.

Most Delicious Scene: When the spirit No-Face is all of us: “Just keep the food coming! I want to eat everything!”

Where You Can Watch It: You can buy it on Amazon.

20. Marie Antoinette (2006)

 

Columbia Pictures

A dramatic interpretation of the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette in the years leading up to the French Revolution. It’s hard to tell what’s more delicious: all the scandal or all the cake. (JK it’s obviously the cake.)

Most Delicious Scene: So many balls, so many pastries.

Where You Can Watch It: Amazon.

21. Julie & Julia (2009)

 

Columbia PIctures

The drool-worthy retelling of one woman’s attempt to cook through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Start watching for the food, keep watching for Meryl Streep.

Most Delicious Scene: Boeuf bourguinion and raspberry Bavarian cream.

Where You Can Watch It: iTunes.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenpaul/movies-all-food-enthusiast-must-watch

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These 43 Photos From The Past Won’t Be In History Books. They’re THAT Messed Up.

There have been countless events and incidents throughout history that seem just too strange to be true. Today, the historical medical cures and contraceptives that people used seem like they were the brain child of a mad scientist and not a legitimate solution. (At least people were creative.) Not only was medicine less developed, but the laws and socially acceptable behaviors were much different as well. You’ll be shocked to see some of the things that people did and used throughout history. The strange photos below are a perfect example of some of the weird stuff that has happened over the years. Even if the pictures were innocent, some of these seem sincerely crazy. What the?

1.) The oldest known selfie (1839).

2.) A portrait taken of a woman while she was mid-sneeze (1900).

3.) A “knocker-up” waking up clients (20th century).

4.) Nine kings gather to mourn the death of King Edward VII (1910).

5.) “Pin boys” set up bowling pins while people play games (1914).

6.) A prohibition and anti-saloon league sign, speaking out against liquor.

7.) A police officer on a Harley-Davidson transports a prisoner in a holding cell (1921).

8.) Two girls take a “horseman” picture together (1920).

9.) Two winners of a beauty pageant, back when the standards of beauty were much different (1922).

10.) A beach official measures bathing suits to make sure they aren’t too short (1920).

11.) A couple enjoys an old-fashioned zipline at a fair (1923).

12.) The Isolator was a helmet worn to help the wearer focus, rendering a person deaf. They even had a supply of oxygen (1925).

13.) A full-faced swimming mask that was to help protect women’s skin from the sun (1920s).

15.) The LA Public Library’s bookmobile program for the sick (1928).

16.) A zookeeper gives penguins a cooling shower from a watering can (1930).

17.) The One Wheel Motorcycle, which could reach a top speed of 93 mph (1931).

18.) A cat posed for a cigarette card, found in Army Club Cigarettes (1932).

19.) Makers of the London double decker bus prove that they weren’t a tipping hazard (1933).

20.) A mother is consumed by her worries and watches over her children during the Dust Bowl (1936). This photo of Florence Owens Thompson is actually one of the photos on this list that became quite famous in its own right.

21.) This is possibly the first GPS, an auto-scrolling map that would help people navigate in real time (1930).

22.) A Model T elevator garage in Chicago (1936).

23.) Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel sharing a smoke break (1938).

24.) This bicycle fit a family of four and it included a sewing machine (1939).

25.) Infants wear gas mask hoods during a London bombing drill (1940).

26.) WWII soldiers get their last kiss before being deployed (1940s).

27.) A small puppy sleeps in between Russian soldiers (1945).

28.) An Austrian boy is excited about his first pair of new shoes in years (1946).

29.) A bear cub laps up a bowl of honey in a cafe (1950).

30.) A man dresses his dog up in a suit and puts his cat in the dog’s lap for a picture (1950s).

31.) There used to be ice-cold whisky dispensers, sometimes found in offices (1950s).

32.) The winner of the Miss Atomic Bomb pageant is crowned (1950).

33.) Afghan women, casually dressed, use a public library before the Taliban rule (1950s).

34.) Paul McCartney takes a mirror selfie (1959).

35.) Young women attend a house party in this colorized photo (1950s).

36.) Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial (1959).

37.) Fritz the bulldog, a TV celebrity, is groomed by a barber (1961).

38.) The Cat Mew machine, designed by the Japanese to keep away mice (1963).

39.) A young woman takes her pet lobster out for a walk (1950s).

40.) A young boy attends Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech (1963).

41.) “TV Glasses,” a product that never caught on (1963).

42.) A dramatic photo of a utility worker receiving CPR after being electrocuted, “The Kiss Of Life” (1967).

43.) Young Osama Bin Laden with his family in Sweden, in the green shirt on the right (1970s).

44.) Bill & Hillary Clinton play volleyball before getting married (1971).

The moments captured in time are completely out of context now, but even keeping that in mind doesn’t help how strange some of this seems. Don’t laugh, though. In 50 years, what you’re doing today might seem completely crazy to other people. Click below to share this strange gallery.

We can look into the past, and look forward to the future. This is what is happening now!

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How Likeable Are You?

  1. 1.


    1.  

       

      Tell no one, obviously.

       


    2.  

       

      You have to tell your BFF, and maybe if you get bored at work you could text your BFF No. 2.

       


    3.  

       

      Depends on who told you the gossip, but probably tell your BFF.

       


    4.  

       

      Tell no one, but it’s really hard.

       

  2. 2.


    1.  

       

      Offer a seat immediately.

       


    2.  

       

      Offer her your seat if no one else does. Better safe than sorry.

       


    3.  

       

      Bah, she’ll be OK. Stay sitting.

       


    4.  

       

      See how happy she looks standing, then decide.

       

  3. 3.


    1.  

       

      “Never mind, see you soon. Xx”

       


    2.  

       

      “No worries, get well soon. Xxx”

       


    3.  

       

      “WHAT?! You sure, comeee onnnn, can’t be that bad??!?! Loser. X”

       


    4.  

       

      You don’t reply.

       

  4. 4.


    1.  

       

      Yeah sure, they’d look great in them.

       


    2.  

       

      Nope, you don’t want anyone else looking as good as you do in them.

       


    3.  

       

      Maybe, if they don’t stain easy.

       


    4.  

       

      Yes, but secretly you think you look better in them.

       

  5. 5.


    1.  

       

      HELL YES.

       


    2.  

       

      If I thought it was something bad I would tell.

       


    3.  

       

      Depends what it was. Only if it was really bad.

       


    4.  

       

      Nope, never.

       

  6. 6.


    1.  

       

      Only if the cat is nice.

       


    2.  

       

      Yeah sure. You get to hang out with a cat – it will be fun!

       


    3.  

       

      Suggest they ask their neighbours instead.

       


    4.  

       

      Nope, not unless they pay you.

       

  7. 7.


    1.  

       

      Only if they are a trustworthy friend.

       


    2.  

       

      Probably not going to happen.

       


    3.  

       

      Sure, if they need it.

       


    4.  

       

      If you have the money, then yes.

       

  8. 8.


    1.  

       

      You say you haven’t noticed.

       


    2.  

       

      “Nahhh”

       


    3.  

       

      Yeah, and they need to lose weight.

       


    4.  

       

      You’re gentle but honest, and say you’ll go jogging with them.

       

  9. 9.


    1.  

       

      Yeah, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to.

       


    2.  

       

      Only with permission.

       


    3.  

       

      Never. Everyone needs privacy.

       


    4.  

       

      Yup, check them every day.

       

  10. 10.


    1.  

       

      Say hi to friends and ask them to introduce you to people.

       


    2.  

       

      Introduce yourself to the first person you see.

       


    3.  

       

      Say hi to friends and then start mingling.

       


    4.  

       

      Catch up with all your friends and then only talk to new people if you have to.

       

  11. 11.


    1.  

       

      If I’m in the mood it can be great.

       


    2.  

       

      Only when VERY drunk.

       


    3.  

       

      So fun, always up for it!

       


    4.  

       

      No way.

       

How Likeable Are You?

  1. You got:

    Everyone loves you

    You’re pretty perfect. How are you being that selfless? Are you an angel? If everyone was like you, the world would be a better place.

  2. You got:

    Everyone likes you

    You’re a great friend and you usually do what’s right, even if it means you’ll be missing out on some fun. You’re so loyal, it’s no surprise that everyone likes you.

  3. You got:

    Most people like you

    You’re a good friend, you try to do the right thing, but you understand that sometimes you have to put yourself first. You’ve got the perfect balance between caring for yourself and caring for your friends. Well done.

  4. You got:

    Nobody likes you

    Oh dear. You’re not exactly the caring type. You’re not one to go out of your way for other people. But it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and you understand you need to look after yourself.

 

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