12 Pics Of Chernobyl Cast Compared To Old Photos Of Their Real-Life Counterparts

A huge radioactive cloud was released into the atmosphere and blew across north and western Europe, even reaching as far as the United States. The accident remains the world’s worst ever nuclear disaster, and unlike the earthquake-induced meltdown at Fukushima in Japan, Chernobyl was caused by human error. The event is firmly back in public consciousness with the release of HBO’s critically acclaimed mini-series Chernobyl, which gives a dramatized but fairly accurate interpretation of the explosion and its aftermath. In this list, we compare the cast of the show with their real-life counterparts, and as you can see, they really did a great job! Scroll down to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in …

This empty nesters’ hilarious viral photo shoot has parents everywhere in stitches.

Many parents lament when their last child leaves the nest. As graduation photos flood our social media accounts, so do words of sadness and parental longing. Kids growing up evokes a huge range of emotions in parents, and it’s natural to feel wistful and nostalgic as we watch our children emerge into adulthood. I mean, who doesn’t see their sweet baby in the face of their grown child? Who doesn’t get a lump in their throat as their offspring walk across a stage in a cap and gown? What parents don’t think about how they’ll miss the pitter patter of little feet and the delightful chaos of a houseful of loinfruit? Who looks around their empty nest without a sense …

A server accidentally served a $5,750 bottle of wine and her manager told the world about it on Twitter.

Ever screw up royally at work? There’s nothing worse than that sinking feeling that comes when you realize you have to fess up to your manager. Next comes the uncertainty over whether you’ll keep your job or not. The story inspired some people to share the times when they screwed up at work and were let off the hook. I once by accident released a £90k payment for work that hadn’t been delivered. I was sure I was going to get a formal warning, but my PM was like, “how about you develop a series of steps so this doesn’t happen again.” — YourFavBlackAuntie (@greendoondoon) May 16, 2019 Not quite on the same scale but the same thing happened to …

In a world that pushes kids too fast, let’s let childhood linger a little longer.

My 11-year-old daughter plops down next to me on the couch, curling her legs up into a ball. She says nothing, but her furrowed brow makes it clear something is bothering her. “What the matter?” I ask, praying it’s not something horrible. (I always pray it’s not something horrible.) She takes a deep breath as her eyes fill with tears. “Everything is changing,” she says. “Everybody’s growing up . . . and I’m not ready yet.” Oh, my sweet girl. I remember having this same conversation with her older sister at this age. My kids have deeply cherished their childhoods. They lament when they feel time accelerating, their bodies transforming, their friends moving away from imaginary games and shared childhood …

Woman stumbles upon ‘world’s worst straight dude Tinder bio’ and it’s a doozy.

via Shutterstock If you’re a human with a pulse, you’re no doubt familiar with the pitfalls of Tinder and similar dating apps. Despite your attempts to use the service in good faith, there will always be other fish in the dating sea that spoil the experience — or at least memorably mar it. The nightmare parade begins as you swipe through and learn how other people see themselves — or at least how they want others to see them. The short list of ‘masculine’ activities men claim to engage in — game day with my bros, Bloody Mary brunch with my bros, camping and pissing on trees with my bros — to woo the fairer sex becomes boring quickly. Are …

40 Perfectly Captured Animal Images Get Turned Into Hilarious Sculptures By Japanese Artist

Japanese artist Scroll down below to check them all out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments! #1 Do you know where the concept of memes originally came from? This popular form of communication actually has its roots in academia, and the term was coined by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his famous 1976 book, The Selfish Gene. His original idea of a meme was “a unit of cultural transmission or imitation,” with examples including the concept of God, nursery rhymes and jokes, catchphrases and fashion trends. According to The Conversation, the word “comes from the Greek “mimema”, meaning imitated, which Dawkins supposedly shortened to rhyme with gene; a nod to the similarities between the survival of …

How one couple harnessed the power of community to help mobile park kids succeed in school.

Jim and Melinda Hollandsworth weren’t planning to start a nonprofit. They just wanted to help a few kids with their homework. When the Hollandsworths sponsored a local family for Christmas through their church in 2008, they thought it would just be a one-time thing. But when they saw that the large family’s mobile home was only four miles from their Atlanta-area home, they realized they were essentially neighbors. After their visit with the family, they wanted to come back, but not just because they enjoyed the family’s company — they realized the family was living in suburban poverty, and wanted to see if there were more ways they could help them. All photos via Path Project. So, they randomly dropped …

This Mormon valedictorian came out to 10,000 people in a stirring graduation speech.

On Friday, April 25th, Matthew Easton gave a commencement speech at Brigham Young University to 10,000 people that included a rather unexpected declaration: he came out as gay.   “I stand before my family, friends and graduating class today to say that I am proud to be a gay son of God,” he said. His words were immediately met with deafening cheers from people in the audience, including his sister, who momentarily dropped the phone she was using to record his speech in her excitement. “Four years ago, it would have been impossible for me to imagine that I would come out to my entire college,” he continued in the speech. “It is a phenomenal feeling. And it is a …

Michelle Branch posted a breastfeeding photo from her wedding day, because brides multitask.

Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Samsung Remember when Facebook wouldn’t allow users to post breastfeeding photos because they violated the site’s nudity policy? Just five years ago, posting a breastfeeding photo was an act of defiance. Because of those acts of defiance, breastfeeding photos are no longer a big deal. In fact, it can be quite beautiful. Now, Facebook welcomes mothers to share their experiences – experiences which can include feeding your baby on your wedding day. Michelle Branch got married to the Black Key’s Patrick Carney in New Orleans, and now the singer-songwriter’s wedding album is going to include an ode to motherhood. Branch posted a photo of herself breastfeeding her son, Rhys, while clad in her wedding …

15 socially-acceptable things that future generations will see as backwards.

Bo Eide / Flickr There are a lot of things we look back on and cringe. There are gross inhumane injustices such as slavery and war. But there’s also some pretty disgusting, unhealthy things that were routine just a few years ago, such as people smoking in restaurants. Even though we like to think we’re so advanced and enlightened, in 50 years, future generations will look at our behavior and they’ll think we were seriously backwards. Reddit user Doodlebyteas asked the online forum, “What current, socially acceptable practice will future generations see as backwards or immoral?” The responses were pretty eye-opening. 1. So much waste “Using something as strong and durable as plastic to make packaging destined to be thrown …