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We Survived A Bear Sniff

“My brother, a bear, and I on our first backpacking trip about 12 years ago in the Glen Aulin backpacker’s campground in Yosemite National Park. My dad took the pic while he was making breakfast, it was about 6:30 a.m. We were startled, and then more in awe, but not scared as black bears don’t bother people unless you’re messing with their kids. The bear walked right past us to our bear proof food canister, sniffed it, batted it around, then walked away.”

(via source)

21 Awkward Vintage News Stories

Here’s a look at some of the gems that ran in the “Miscellany” column in issues of TIME from the 1920s and 1930s. Shining a spotlight on everyday people who do stupid stuff...

Play On Words

“I was looking at old pictures of my brother’s elementary school play when I noticed something…”

(via source)

Duct Tales

“My big sister and I, 21 years later… my diapers had to be duct taped because I would take them off.”

(submitted by Lillian)

Turn Back Time

For my friends dress up  8th birthday party, my mum made me a Cher costume out of a stocking, two material strips and not much else…… I wish I could turn back time.

(submitted by Hayley in Australia)

Shaving Is Cool

“On the morning of my first grade picture day, I thought it’d be cool to shave my face like my dad. He gave me a fake razor but when he left the room I used his real one and went right over my brows. Makes for a great memory at least!”

(via source)

The Vending Machine

“So last year my kid wanted to be a mailbox for Halloween. This year, he wanted to be a vending machine. Here are the results…”

(via source)

Burning Down The House

“My favorite picture of me as a kid.”

(via source)

Try Pot

“This is me, front center with my sisters and two cousins visiting a ginger factory… We didn’t try the drugs as suggested.”

(submitted by Marissa in Australia)

Count Dadula

“Our dad always went as Dracula for Halloween.  This particular year he decided to go for the Oscar!”

(submitted by Carlo)