Dogs are like people too, you know. Especially Doug.
1. "Ur not allowed to wake me up on a Monday unless it's with food."
7. "I told u I'm a lightweight."
9. "When the person behind u keeps kicking ur seat."
If this is your first semester or if this is your last, there are some things every college student should have in their room. Granted, some things are more of a convenience than a necessity, but, come on, you only live once, right?
1. Bluetooth speaker
Whether it's jamming to some study tunes, kicking it back with some chill beats on a Saturday night, or trying to block out the noisy roommates down the hall, a Bluetooth speaker is a key piece of every good residence hall experience. You'll thank me later.
2. String lights
The easiest way to turn those glum room walls into your personal paradise is to hang string lights all around! If you are feeling particularly creative, adding some lights and print-out photos to an open wall creates the cutest memory board. Make sure to hang these below the sprinkler system if your hall has them!
3. Cute pillow(s)
Nothing makes your mostly-unmade bed look better than a cute throw pillow. Who cares if your comforter is crooked and falling off your mattress — you've got adorable pillows! Plus, they can be great to lay on when studying or watching movies in bed.
4. A fuzzy blanket
Nothing screams "college" like cuddling up in a soft blanket and procrastinating your homework. Whether it's for watching movies, wrapping up in while studying for that 8 AM exam, or just unwinding after a long day, a fuzzy blanket makes everything better.
5. Essential oil diffuser
Most residence halls don't allow candles or wax melters, but essential oil diffusers can be even better for you and for making your room smell great. You can even use certain oils when you aren't feeling well to help you get better sooner!
6. Reusable water bottle
Now, this is more of a college tip in general, but it is still extremely important. I find that when I buy a new reusable water bottle, I drink more water. Stay hydrated and reduce your eco-footprint by skipping the single-use plastic bottles.
7. Closet organizers
One of the hardest parts about moving into a college room is the closet space (or lack thereof). Go for practical. An over-the-door shoe rack, hanging cubby, multi shirt hanger, or jewelry pouch can maximize your space without forcing you to get rid of half your wardrobe.
8. Power Strip
I'm not talking about dinky little extension cords, no no, I'm talking power stips. These babies have saved me every semester of my college career. Many residence halls require them since they have surge protectors. Turn one outlet into five or more (some even have USB ports).
Bright Side has prepared for you a selection of strange animals that you have probably never heard of, let alone, ever met. And at the end, you'll find a bonus that will blow your mind.
1. Mangalitsa Pig, aka a pig in sheep's clothing
The birthplace of this curly-haired pig is Hungary, where it was discovered in the mid 19th century. Due to the fleece covering this animal, it resembles a sheep, therefore its name. The fleece can be black or red, but these cuties are most commonly blond. This is the last pig in existence to boast such an amazing winter coat. Tragically, it was nearly extinct by the 1990s, when fewer than 200 pigs could be found in Hungary, all because of their extraordinarily tasty lard. Thankfully, nowadays, the future of Mangalitsa looks much brighter!
2. Rhinopithecus, or Golden snub-nosed monkey
The name of this species is roxellana, and there is a story behind it. It is believed that they were called this way after the supposedly snub-nosed courtesan of Suleiman the Magnificent, a 16th century Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Another interesting thing is the difference between male and female monkeys, with males being twice heavier than females and of a different colour. Girls have darker, or even black tones on their forehead and upper parts. Infants have such a light coat, it may seem white in the sunlight.
3. Emperor Tamarin
This guy looks like a real emperor, or at least a wise old man, with its fabulous mustache. And indeed, they were called like this because of the resemblance of their mustache to that of German Emperor Wilhelm II. The size of this cute little thing is only about 10 inches or 26 centimetres, but their tail can be up to 16 inches, or 40 centimeters long.
They live in groups of between 4 to 20 animals, and often give birth to twins. They are not completely vegetarian. Besides flowers, nectar and fruit, tamarins can feast on frogs, snails, and even small birds.
4. Patagonian Mara
If you are wondering if this animal is a cross between a kangaroo and a hare, think again. Patagonian Mara is the fourth largest rodent on our planet. There are several interesting facts about them. Females often put offsprings into creches for safety.
Males help to guard their babies. They grunt when they try to threaten and also they squeal like guinea pigs. If you startle them, these animals can leap up to 6 feet or 182 centimetres in the air. What's your record jump? As for their character, well, they can be quite flighty.
5. Fluffy Cow
In fact, there are several secrets surrounding these big plush toys. First of all, it's not a new breed. All these lovely cows belong to the breeds already known. The thing is, they are looked after by special people, whose work it is to wash, dry and use the product to style the animals so they look as fluffy as they do.
What is more, it is necessary to maintain them daily, and it will take months of regular grooming till they get this lovely look of kids' toys. It is done mostly for shows, and it typically takes about two hours to bring them into form before a performance. Hair sprays are used to fix their fuzz, and natural oils are applied to make their fur look shiny.
How much time do you spend in front of the mirror?
And do you believe it? Neither do we.