These 32 Kids Grew Up To Be WHO?!?! I Never Would’ve Guessed Without Seeing The Pictures.

All of us go through  awkward stages in life. For some of us, it was when we were in 5th grade. For others, being a pre-teen. We tried wearing neon colors, sporting bowl cuts and high top sneakers. Even celebrities went through their weird phases, as hard as that may be to believe. Check out these vintage pictures of children below. Don’t recognize any of them? Well you should, because these are some of the most famous celebrities today, but as awkward kids. Oh, the “awkward phase.” The great equalizer.

1.) January Jones

2.) Fergie

3.) Delta Goodrem

4.) Justin Bieber

5.) Fearne Cotton

6.) Heidi Klum

7.) Jessie J

8.) Snooki

9.) Alexa Chung

10.) Hilary Duff

11.) Kelly Osbourne

12.) Caroline Flack

13.) Mark Wright

14.) Kendall and Kylie Jenner

15.) Cara Delevingne

16.) Rita Ora

17.) Una Healy

18.) Eva Longoria

19.) Heidi Montag

20.) Myleene Klass

21.) Kim and Kourtney Kardashian

22.) Russell Brand

23.) Sam and Billie Faiers

24.) Jesy Nelson

25.) Khloe Kardashian

26.) Lea Michele

27.) Paris, Barron and Nicky Hilton

28.) Audrina Patridge

29.) Selena Gomez

30.) Diana Vickers

31.) Jesse Tyler Ferguson

32.) Ke$ha

(H/T BuzzFeed) Nothing is cooler than knowing that no matter how famous or attractive celebrities are today, each and every one of them had to grow up at some point. And during that, they probably looked pretty silly. AWESOME. Share these throwback photos with others by clicking on the button below!

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Kid Who Definitely Ate Sprinkles Assures Mom That He Did Not Eat Sprinkles

I remember it like it was yesterday: My nose was running like a faucet, and the pointy end of a magenta crayon was hanging out of my face.

“Madeline…did you stuff a crayon up your nose?” Mom asked. “Doh,” I said. “No?” Mom replied. “Doh.” But the jig was most certainly up. Off to the doctor’s office I went, but it’s not like little me enjoyed lying. I just had less than no idea how to be a person. (I still don’t, but that’s a different story for a different day.)

And that’s something this little guy knows a thing or two about. When he got a hankering from some sweets one day, he took to a jar of sprinkles with reckless, youthful abandon. But when Mom asked him where they all went, he assured her with the utmost conviction that he had no idea what she was talking about.

The only problem? An incriminating sprinkle-stache.

You tried it, little man. You tried it.

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This Seemed Like A Good Idea…Until They Realized The Trash Can Had A False Bottom

Have you ever had an idea that, at the time, seemed great and hilarious, but in reality was actually terrible and the worst thing ever? Of course, you didn’t know that until it was too late. Yeah, I think we can all relate to that…

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While I won’t share my own embarrassing story, I will present you with this video of three kids in Switzerland who thought it would be funny to sit inside a trash can.

However, what they didn’t know is that once the lid closes, the bottom of the can opens up to dump the garbage into a container.

As you can imagine, chaos ensued once they learned of this fact…

Well, you live and you learn. I very much doubt that kid will be trying a stunt like that again anytime soon. Thankfully, he escaped relatively unscathed.

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Everything Parents Are Doing To Prevent Peanut Allergies In Their Children May Be Wrong

A study found that babies who were frequently given peanut butter before their first birthday had an approximately 70 to 80% less chance of developing a peanut allergy by age 5, contrary to popular wisdom.

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For years, parents have been told if you don’t want your child to become allergic to peanuts, you should completely avoid them.

Turns out, that advice could be completely wrong.

In fact, the opposite may be true, according to a groundbreaking new study recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

“I think it is a very important advance,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told BuzzFeed News.

The Learning Early about Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study, conducted in the United Kingdom under the supervision of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, found that babies who were frequently given peanut butter before their first birthday had an approximately 70 to 80% less chance of developing a peanut allergy by age 5.

“Although other studies are urgently needed to address the many questions that remain, especially with respect to other foods, the LEAP study makes it clear that we can do something now to reverse the increasing prevalence of peanut allergy,” Drs. Rebecca S. Gruchalla and Hugh A. Sampson said in an editorial about the study.

Peanut allergies have been exploding over the past decade, especially in the Western world. More than 2% of Americans in 2010 were allergic to peanuts, up from .4% in 1997. Peanut allergies have also become the leading cause of allergy-related death in the U.S.

In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that parents stop feeding their children peanuts and peanut products until the age of 3 as a way to prevent the allergy.

However, the leaders of the study noticed a curious pattern. In Israel, many children are fed a popular food called “Bamba,” which is made from peanut butter-flavored puffed corn.

The doctors noted that children in Israel who had eaten peanut butter before their first birthday had dramatically lower rates of peanut allergy than children in London who had the same genetic background.

Working off this hypothesis, the leaders of the study began testing children between the ages of 4 months and 11 months. They divided the children into two groups, those who were considered high-risk for peanut allergy and those who were considered low-risk.

They then fed some of the children either Bamba or peanut butter until they turned 5. The results, the doctors said in the editorial, were “striking.”

“Early consumption was effective not only in high-risk infants who showed no indication of peanut sensitivity at study entry (primary prevention) but also in infants who had slight peanut sensitivity (secondary prevention),” the doctors said.

Fauci said that he was not necessarily surprised by the results of the study, but said “the effect was much more impressive” than he thought it would be.

“It actually really made me very pleased, because the results were even more striking than I had hoped for,” he said.

The doctors said that they are not yet sure if the guidelines should be changed, as questions remain unanswered. However, they said, the scientific community should make this a priority.

“These questions must be addressed, but we believe that because the results of this trial are so compelling, and the problem of the increasing prevalence of peanut allergy so alarming, new guidelines should be forthcoming very soon,” they wrote.

Fauci said that although there still needs to be further research, that doesn’t diminish the “extraordinary effect” that was observed in the study.

“This is certainly already highly significant for peanut allergies,” he said.

Parents should not change their behavior because of the study without consulting with their doctor, Fauci said.

However, he said it could lead to a change in how doctors recommend peanut consumption for children.

He said stakeholders from the top medical institutes and associations in America will likely convene in the next couple of months to review the data, and consider a change.

“Stay tuned, there will likely will be some changes in recommendations,” he said.

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These 16 Photos Show Just How Important (And Cute) Teamwork Really Is.

The best friends we have are always the ones who are there to give you a hand when you need it most. It could be as simple as a small encouraging message or gesture, but it can also be as literal as this hilarious and adorable photos show. 

Whether it’s animals or humans, one thing is for sure: it’s easier to get stuff done when you work together. It’s also more fun.

1.) These little troublemakers.

2.) This is actually the cutest.

3.) This is a patient friend.

4.) This pair of fridge raiders.

5.) I think I see some silent judgement in the enabler’s eyes…

6.) The tiniest wingman… even if this can’t be real.

7.) Something tells me the little guy runs the show.

8.) I hope he has good aim.

9.) Who needs sleds when you have friends?

10.) War really does bring people closer together.

11.) And people think cats and dogs don’t get along.

12.) It does look like a heavy stick.

13.) True professionals laugh at ladders.

14.) Just needs a little boost…

15.) If you want the good bamboo, you gotta work for it.

16.) That’s not where we keep our picnic baskets, buddies.

Even if the help is a little misguided, there’s nothing like knowing someone’s got your back.

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Bored Of Going To The Dentist? Here’s How To Pull A Tooth Out With A Rocket.

When Bradley Harris found out his son had a loose tooth, he came up with a way to help him pull it out. It’s not like it’s rocket science after all. At least, it usually isn’t. Harris set up a mini Cape Canaveral in his backyard and with the push of a button, his son’s tooth was on its way to boldly go where no tooth has gone before. Check it out!

Okay, so the tooth didn’t make it to space–something I’m sure the younger Harris is quite happy about. That Tooth Fairy money is a major part of a little kid’s income. Share this post using the button below.

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Other Parents Were Outraged By This Boy’s Halloween Costume, But It’s So Awesome

Halloween is all about creativity (and candy, of course). The opportunity to flex your kids’ creative muscles is the most fun of all.

Liam, a nine-year-old boy from Fort Meyers, Florida, takes full advantage of the whimsical holiday by designing his own unique costumes each year. A fan of theater and the arts, he doesn’t skimp on the details when it comes to creating new personas when Halloween rolls around. This year, he decided to pay tribute to one of Disney’s creepiest, coolest villains: Cruella de Vil.

This transformation is nothing short of incredible!

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Talk about skill, am I right?

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Liam’s dads helped him create the killer look and explained to the Gaily Grind that their son is more excited by “the creative process and the eccentricity of the outfit” than he is about dressing up as a woman. However, even if the latter were true, they would still support his amazing spirit!

As was sadly expected, not everyone was as impressed. Instead of politely minding her own business, one person decided to comment on Liam’s photo to express how “inappropriate” she felt it was for his parents to “do that to their child” — as if they forced him into the outfit. Luckily, Liam’s dad politely shut down the woman’s ignorance. It’s clear that this family is all about love and acceptance.

Come on. You can’t deny how awesome this is!

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He definitely has a future in the arts ahead of him.

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Honestly, the haters are probably just mad that they can’t rock a red lip like Liam can.

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In The Midst Of A Horrific Massacre, What This Mother Did For Her Children Is Amazing.

During the tragedy that was the Westgate Mall massacre in Nairobi last year, one mother did something so brave, the world will never forget it. Her name is Faith Wambua-Luedeling. She was with her young son and daughter when the gunmen began open firing at the shoppers. She pressed her children to the ground in the mall, helping them play “dead,” even as gunshots continued to ring out.

To soothe her children while the shooting was still happening, Faith sang to them.


(H/T HuffPost) “We were just lying there — there would be shooting going on, then it would stop,” she told NBC News. “There were times I could hear the bullet casing dropping on the floor near us. We could smell the gunpowder and we would really be scared.” Even though Faith was terrified herself, she did what she could to keep her children safe. New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks captured the iconic photograph of Faith protecting her children. More than 60 people were killed that day by Al Shabaab, a militant Islamist group based in Somalia. Faith and her two children hid for over 5 hours, lying on the floor. She sweetly sang to her son and daughter along to the wordless mall music, just to keep them quiet. What this mother did for them was incredible, and her bravery deserves to be shared.

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