Rainbow's End


If you’ve ridden a roller coaster or water slide at an amusement park in the last 20 years or so, you’ve probably had a photo taken during the ride that you laughed/cringed at afterwards and then had the option to purchase as a memento. What the parks have been doing to simply generate additional income has become a spectacularly silly hobby for some creative patrons. People go to impressive lengths, including smuggling in props and rehearsing beforehand, simply to stage amusing scenes they knew would be captured on camera. Mental_Floss recently assembled an amazing collection of some of the best of these wonderfully silly photos. Here are two of our favorites:

In the top photo we see Redditor DannyCabes and his brother using one of our Horse Head Masks to great effect on the Log Flume ride at Rainbow’s End theme park in Manukau Central, Auckland, New Zealand. (The only thing missing is a pair of Horse Hooves)

For the second photo Redditor mynameiszachary went to Disneyland with his sister and cousin where they staged a fancy dinner on Splash Mountain, complete with one of our Inflatable Turkeys on a silver platter. Although they initially encountered some problems with Disney security and their props, park staff were so impressed with their photo that they gave them a free framed print. Click here for the full story.

Visit Mental_Floss to view the entire collection of roller coaster and water slide photo shenanigans.

Crossing the uplands of time, 
Skirting the borders of night, 
Scaling the face of the peak of dreams, 
We enter the region of light, 
And hastening on with eager intent, 
Arrive at the rainbow’s end, 
And here uncover the pot of gold…
― Grace Goodhue Coolidge.

Miragen + Kagami drinks

Because of this amazing fic Rainbow’s End I couldn’t stop myself from thinking up drinks for them while I was working today (they’re all Starbucks drinks since I work there~)

Murasakibara - Venti Strawberries and Creme frappuccino (super sweet teenager drink haha)

Akashi - Americano (all business totally nasty espresso + water)

Kise - Cinnamon Dolce Latte (classic drink with touch of sophistication, but still really yummy)

Aomine - Whatever bold is brewing “and can you put some mocha in it or whatever?” (intense and delicious)

Midorima - Grande 3 pump no water Chai Tea Latte extra hot (really fucking specific and tedious jesus)

Kuroko - Vanilla Bean Frappuccino (the closest thing to a vanilla milkshake he could find)

Kagami - Caramel Apple Spice (kind of childish, but still really awesome)


And she had quadruplets!

Baby #10: Marzipan Foxtail

Schmoozer ♦ Green Thumb

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Marzipan is eligible as heiress!

Baby #11: Astra Foxtail

Good Sense of Humor ♦ Diva

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Astra is not eligible as heiress.

Baby #12: Oasis Foxtail

Perfectionist ♦ Ambitious

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Baby #13: Nero Foxtail

Over-emotional ♦ Adventurous

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Nero is not eligible as heir.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Can you recommend books that made you laugh? I'm looking for something that will make me smile and not cry I guess. Something uplifting. Thank you.

Of course! Unfortunately I subconsciously seem more drawn to sad books, but here’s some fun books that I personally enjoyed:

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern
  • Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
  • Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell
  • Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
  • Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
  • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding (I prefer the movie though)
  • Mangoverse by Shira Glassman
  • The Humans by Matt Haig 
  • The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil
  • Gentleman Bastard sequence by Scott Lynch
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians / Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions by Lemony Snicket - He’s so sassy, I love it
  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

Some of these books can still be pretty intense, sorry…