ICYMI: Fake Dead Bodies, Sad Etsy Boyfriends and Other Stuff You Missed This Week

The week's honorable mentions.

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Every Friday we round up some of our favorite stories we didn’t get a chance to cover throughout the week and publish them in one neat little post. Think of it as our gift to you, only it’s not really free because you’re repaying us in likes and shares. No… thank YOU.

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi walked one of his biggest fans down the aisle at the same Las Vegas chapel where he married his wife Dorothea 24 years ago. The Australian bride Branka Delic began subtly petitioning the musician in August via bonjoviwalkmedowntheaisle.com because she knew he’d be in the city during her wedding weekend. And lo and behold, he surprised her by showing up. Guess he figured it’s now or never. (People)

Mental_floss landed an exclusive with the reclusive Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, who confirmed we won’t see an animated version of Calvin and Hobbes anytime soon–or any more comic strips, for that matter. “Repetition is the death of magic,” he said, sounding not at all hyperbolic. The magazine’s editor-in-chief was shocked Watterson finally took the time, but maybe his days are just packed? (mental_floss)

Halloween is still two weeks away, but fake dead bodies in front of a garage have sparked 9-1-1 calls, and a Florida man caught fire while igniting a wooden cross for a Halloween display in front of his house. Practice safe Halloween, everyone! (AP and NBC)

Nestlé will start making Butterfinger peanut butter cups after realizing that nobody eats an entire Butterfinger candy bar. (USA Today)

There are washable, bamboo tampons for women who want to keep those things. (Etsy)

And for women whose boyfriends wear crocheted nose warmers, the photos on “Sad Etsy Boyfriend” will make you consider the consequences of your actions. (Laughing Squid)

Some kind soul is running around Brooklyn giving out free weed by attaching it to flyers. According to one Gawker writer, it’s actually pretty good. (Gawker)

If you give a mouse a cookie, he is bound to want some milk. But if you take the GIFs out of BuzzFeed, you no longer want to read any more BuzzFeed. This Tumblr is proof. (The Awl)

To make a “pugkin spice latté,” put a coffee cup on top on your pug’s head and wrap its belly in cardboard. (Huffington Post)

Also, hedgehogs look great in capes. (Grist)