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Blink and You Might Miss This Nearly Invisible Kitchen Island

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While documenting a house going up for sale, this man pointed out one of its … selling points? This is for anyone in need of a tiny kitchen island.

I’ve never bought a house, but I’ve certainly spent hours scouring websites like Zillow and Trulia pretending I was in the market for one. If I somehow came into a ton of money — calling all anonymous rich benefactors — I would head straight to CIRCA Old Houses so I could buy a Victorian home that comes with a ton of fireplaces. I’ve always wanted a fireplace in my bedroom so I can fall asleep to its glow over the depressing glow of a cell phone screen.

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There are certain things I look for in every house, apart from fireplaces of course. I want hardwood floors, a porch, crown molding, and a huge kitchen where I will inevitably learn to cook. I’m not as invested in the cooking area as some people are, but I recognize a weird design choice when I see one. And boy do I see one in a TikTok from @Serenityinspect who documented the smallest kitchen island ever. Is this still an island? Surely it’s just a rock.

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Blink and you’ll miss this wee kitchen island.

As if this situation isn’t funny enough, home inspection company @Serenityinspect on TikTok revealed the adorable kitchen island using one heck of a joke setup. “All right, guys, pop quiz,” the person holding the camera asks with less intimidation than Dennis Hopper used in Speed. “Can anybody tell me the smallest island in the United States?”

He pans across a perfectly normal kitchen before landing on this comically small kitchen island. At first my eyes didn’t clock this as a kitchen island because of its size. As they adjusted, I began to see things were somehow sitting on its miniature surface area. A bottle of wine along with two stemless wine glasses were sitting in a basket. Next to it was a candle and then a remote to something.

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Perhaps the remote is used to control the island’s size. With a push of a button, maybe parts of the floor open up to reveal the rest of the island as it rises up to meet what is already visible. Clearly I’m describing an addition to Disney World’s Carousel of Progress attraction.

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Out of curiosity, I had to know the actual smallest island in the United States. According to Urbo, Just Room Enough Island is “located in the famous Thousand Islands chain on the United States–Canada border. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a cozy little island with just enough room for a couple of inhabitants.” OK now where is the Zillow but just for weird little islands? Zislands?

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The comments section of @SerenityInspect’s TikTok was filled to the brim with jokes, and rightfully so. Who would do such a thing? What is its purpose? “Will it grow up if I water it,” asked one user. One person actually thought @Serenityinspect was referring to Rhode Island. Now that I think about it, Rhode Island isn’t an island at all. What trickery is this?

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What are kitchen islands use for anyway?

First of all, let’s define a kitchen island. Per Singer Kitchens, it’s a “freestanding cabinet which can either match your existing kitchen design or compliment it. A kitchen island can have kitchen stools around it for extra seating, and includes integral storage drawers or cabinets and can be used to house your cooking appliances.” By this definition, that teeny island is not a kitchen island.

They were originally wooden farm tables that were used as extra space to prep food or doubled as additional seating for the family. Nowadays they are part design, part storage and are often utilized in an open concept area. (Controversial opinion: Open concepts are terrible and we need to bring back walls and privacy. I don’t need to stare at people in the living room while I’m chopping vegetables. They should be helping.)

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Having a weird mini kitchen island is almost as good as the strange things people often find while renovating a house. In the home improvement Subreddit, someone put out a call for people’s bizarre findings and I was not disappointed. “During a condo renovation we found a picture and note behind the door casing explaining that the woman who had lived there previously had passed away of sudden illness and asked that we leave her picture behind,” said one person. They obliged.

In potential torture news, one commenter discovered their wall was filled with old razor blades. Please help? Apparently this was normal. “I just learned that old medicine cabinets had slots to dispose of razors. They just went right into the wall. That could explain yours,” replied a helpful Reddit user. OK but how many walls are currently filled with razor blades?

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Beyoncé and Taylor Swift’s Friendship Timeline Explained

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Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are both true queens and have continued to support each other for years. Let’s take a look at their friendship timeline.

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift at the "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" movie premiere
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The Gist:

  • Beyoncé and Taylor Swift’s friendship started at the infamous 2009 VMAs.
  • The two have supported each other publicly throughout the years.
  • Beyoncé and Taylor attended each other’s concert movie premiers in 2023.

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Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are the music industry. These two are truly at the top of their game, and only continue to outdo themselves. While the Swifties and Beehive ride or die for their respective queen, all Beyoncé and Taylor do is support each other and it has been that way since the very beginning.

The beginning was the infamous 2009 VMAs. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, don’t worry, we’ll get into it. But the point is, in a society that loves to pit women against each other, we love to see these two icons lift each other up.

Let’s take a look at Beyoncé and Taylor Swift’s friendship timeline.

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September 2009: The VMAs

Beyonce and Taylor hugging at the 2009 VMAs
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The 2009 VMAs were of course when Kanyé West interrupted Taylor Swift after she won an award for Best Video by a Female Artist only for Beyoncé to win Video of the Year. Beyoncé gifted her speech to Taylor stating, “I remember being 17 years old, up for my first MTV award with Destiny’s Child and it was one of the most exciting moments of my life, so I would like for Taylor to come out and have her moment.”

This was the first time that we fans saw Beyoncé and Taylor publicly interacting with each other.

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December 2014: Taylor’s birthday

Beyoncé and Jay Z both were spotted attending Taylor’s 25th birthday with other celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Sam Smith, and Haim.

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February 2016: The Grammys

Beyonce and Taylor talking at the 2016 Grammys
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Beyoncé and Taylor were spotted hugging backstage at The 58th Grammy Awards. Taylor took home the Album of the Year award for 1989… not Taylor’s Version.

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May 2016: The Met Gala

Beyoncé and Taylor were spotted taking pictures and hanging out at The Met Gala. This is also the same night that Taylor met Tom Hiddleston (listen to “Getaway Car” for reference).

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March 2021: The Grammys

Beyoncé and Taylor were both at The Grammy’s cheering each other on and social distancing of course. After Taylor’s Album of the Year win for Folklore, Beyoncé sent Taylor flowers and congratulated her on her win.

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February 2023: The Grammys

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October 2023: ‘The Eras Tour’ movie premiere

Taylor and Beyoncé both had huge tours going at the same time in 2023. Beyoncé supported Taylor at the premiere of The Eras Tour movie. Taylor took to Instagram to gush writing, “I’m so glad I’ll never know what my life would’ve been like without @beyonce’s influence… She’s been a guiding light throughout my career and the fact that she showed up tonight was like an actual fairytale.”

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November 2023: ‘Renaissance: A Film’ movie

Taylor Swift at the 'Renaissance: A Film' premiere
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It was Taylor’s time to return the favor. People wondered if she would be at the Los Angeles premiere of Renaissance: A Film, but Taylor was still on tour in South America. She did show up at the London premiere though looking very bejeweled. It’s giving “Look What You Made Me Do” music video. IYKYK.

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Little Kids Left in a Car, Concerned Woman Calls the Police

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A woman was in a parking lot when she spotted little kids left in a car. She called the police and recorded the whole incident. Here’s what happened.

What would you do if you found two little kids sitting in a car by themselves? One woman on TikTok was so distraught that she called the police. Not all heroes wear capes.

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TikTok user @domioreo, who goes by Domi, recorded the whole incident and posted it on TikTok, imploring people not to leave their kids in cars.

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We break down the video below.

A woman calls the police after finding little kids left in a car.

The video takes place in a parking lot with Domi addressing us directly and the words on the screen read, “bro… PLEASE STOP LEAVING YOUR LITTLE CHILDREN IN THE F—— CAR UNATTENDED!!! IT IS DEAD ASFF.”

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The video opens with Domi passionately stating, “This is f—— ridiculous… There is a child left in the f—— car. I’m literally right next to the car right now. Left by herself in the f—— car seat.”

Domi explains that it is cold outside, probably only 45 degrees. Domi then notices that there’s another kid in the car as well. While we don’t see the children for privacy reasons, there’s a baby in a car seat as well as a toddler.

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Domi tells us that she called 9-1-1 because she isn’t worried about anyone’s kids being taken away. She explains that if the parents were worried about their kids being taken away, then they wouldn’t have left them in the car by themselves.

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The police show up and while we don’t see the interaction, we can hear Domi explain the situation to them. She turns the camera around so that we can see the police start to get the kids out of the car.

The video ends with Domi sitting in her car talking directly to the camera and saying that she doesn’t care if anyone calls her a “Karen,” and that she would never leave her kids in the car, “especially with sex trafficking going around.”

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Domi also tells us that the dad shows up. He had taken the oldest child, a 14-year-old, into the store with him. He didn’t even know that the toddler was in the car until the police were there. Talk about bad parenting!

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The caption for the video reads, “istg idgaf what y’all gotta say innem comments — DO NOT LEAVE UNDERAGED KIDS IN THE CAR ALONE‼️ if you’re under the age of 13, you shouldn’t be in a vehicle unattended. idc how quick your parents run into the store to grab some rice, STOP TS. people dgaf about what you doin’ when they’re breaking windows and kidnapping CHILDREN. STOP THAT S—.”

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While Domi was expecting people to call her out for being a Karen, the people in the comments actually support her. One person wrote, “You did the right thing and I’m really proud of you for it,” while another said, “You are NOT a Karen you did the right thing!!!”

We agree with Domi. A lot of people would have seen those kids and have been concerned, but wouldn’t have done anything. She did something, and many people are thankful for her swift action, especially those kids.

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Why Did the Eagles Change Their Logo? Fans Aren’t Happy

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The Philadelphia Eagles updated the wordmark on their logo and fans weren’t happy with it. Here’s a breakdown of the drama surrounding the change.

By D.M.

Nov. 30 2023, Published 11:03 p.m. ET

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts
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The Gist:

  • The Philadelphia Eagles changed the font on their logo in 2022.
  • Fans weren’t pleased with the change.
  • The new logo has a more modern look, but fans prefer the classic font.

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Like all NFL teams, the Philadelphia Eagles logo is synonymous with their brand. Established in 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles, hailing from Pennsylvania, have made their mark in the league. The team has won three NFL championships and one Super Bowl trophy. With almost nine decades of football history, the Eagles command a massive and dedicated fan base.

In addition to being known for their boisterous fans, the Eagles logo is iconic. However, the team made some changes to their beloved wordmark. In June 2022, the Philly-based football organization announced that they were changing the font used for their classic logo.

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“The Philadelphia Eagles will be adopting and implementing a new, refreshed wordmark,” read a statement from the team, per Philly Voice. “Moving forward, it should replace the old Eagles wordmark in all forms of media and public-facing materials.” The statement explained that the Eagles head, that’s synonymous with the brand, will remain untouched.

 LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles
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For fans of the champion football team, the change came as a shock. Following the announcement, Eagles enthusiasts took to social media to express their concern and question why the change was made in the first place.

The new Eagles logo has a more modern look.

In the previous logo, the word “Eagles” was arched, and featured sharp edges extending from the “E” and “S.” The new logo takes a different approach and has a sleeker design. The “Es” have an inward pointed arrow, but the other letters are untouched. Gone are the shadow and arch that gave the watermark a 3-D appearance. The animated eagle head remains on the team’s logo, although it is now placed above the text.

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The Philadelphia Eagles will begin to switch out their player’s jerseys in the 2024 football season, but fans aren’t happy with the change. “So ugly and basic and boring, I don’t want to wear this,” one person tweeted. While another added, “Man they must have done this with their eyes closed.”

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The Eagles have made brand changes in the past.

Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t always opposed to changes made to their beloved team. In March 2022, the team announced the return of their classic kelly green jerseys, which haven’t been worn since 2010. “I’m here to announce that beginning in the 2023 season, we’re going to have the kelly green, classic Eagles jersey and matching helmet and do it the right way,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said, per NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Eagles wearing the kelly green uniform in a game against the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 26, 2023
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Jalen Hurts, Jason Kelce, and the other birds rocked the vintage gear for two games during the 2023 season, and fans couldn’t get enough of it. “Those should just be the regular set. So much better,” a fan tweeted. Meanwhile, others suggested that the Eagles, along with the Seattle Seahawks, should consider making their throwback jerseys the permanent alternative for home games.

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