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Published: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 @ 9:29 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 @ 9:29 AM
A man woke up with more than a hangover after a British bachelor party.
He looked in the mirror to find a pair of glasses permanently tattoed on his face.
According to The Sun, the man had no memory of getting the tattoo.
"Waking up the morning after, I thought someone had used a permanent marker on my face," he said. "I had no memory of getting the tattoo because I had gone out celebrating, and when it happened, I was drunk.
"Rayban" was etched along the side of his face between the lines of the tattooed frame.
It's been years since he got the ink.
“When I first came home, obviously I was subject to a lot of stares, but I kind of got used to the tattoo and decided not to get rid of it," he said.
It wasn't until a confrontation during a night out with friends that he began to rethink his decision to keep the tattoo.
“The next morning I really started to think about what my family and friends thought," the man said. “I didn’t want them to be embarrassed when they were out with me, so I decided there and then I was going to get it removed.”
So he went to 1192 Laser and Beauty Clinic in Swansea, South Wales to have the tattoo removed.
The shop's owner, Donnalee Alford, said it was one of the worst tattoos he'd ever seen.
The man completed six treatments to remove the tattoo.
After the treatments, only some temporary turquoise markings remained on the man's face.
"All I can say is that the whole process was amazing," he said. "There is no scarring, and when friends who haven't seen me for months come over, they always notice something is different. When they realize the tattoo is gone, they are shocked about how well the treatment has worked."
“Tattoos have become more and more popular in recent years, but research shows one in six people hate their tattoos and more than half regret having them done in the first place,” Alford said.
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:08 PM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 4:21 PM
— Spring is here (even if the forecast says otherwise!!)
With longer days, more sunlight and warmer temperatures, we’ve been thinking about all the amazing things to do in Dayton this spring. Find your happy place with 10 things to look forward to when the warm sunshine returns.
There's no better way to welcome spring than with a beautiful hike through nature. The Dayton-area has an overabundance of scenic parks and trails, and they each offer something a little different. If you’re just interested in taking in some beautiful scenery, we recommend a walk through the paths at Cox Arboretum or a walk through the beautiful Charleston Falls. Looking for a more rigorous hike? Try the trails at John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs.4 breathtaking waterfalls you must visit
2.) A day shopping outside
There's just something about spending money while also taking in some fresh air. Spend a day at The Greene in Beavercreek for a complete shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Shop in tons of great stores, including anchor store Von Maur. Grab a quick bite at Potbelly or E.O. Burger or enjoy a sit-down meal and drinks at places like The Cheesecake Factory, Fleming’s, Bar Louie, Pies and Pints and more.
If you want a more unique shopping/dining experience, head to Yellow Springs instead. The village is known for its unique shops and dining destinations, including Ha Ha Pizza, The Winds Café, The Sunrise Café, Peach’s Grill and the Yellow Springs Brewery.
3.) An activity-packed day at the dairy farm
Young's isn’t just for kids. It’s for the young at heart. Spend the day at the dairy barn and see animals, impress your date by showing off your skills in the batting cages or take in a game of putt-putt golf.
If you’re hungry, you can grab a casual lunch at The Dairy Store or some comfort food at the Golden Jersey Inn. End your day with a delicious ice cream treat with Young’s homemade ice cream. We recommend the Buckeye sundae – it’s a peanut butter and chocolate lover's dream.
One of the best parts about spring is taking your dining and drinking experience outdoors. Dayton area bars and restaurants have some amazing patios to grab a quick drink or a full meal. Here are a few of our favorite patios: El Meson in West Carrollton, The Winds Café in Yellow Springs, The Trolley Stopand Lily’s Bistro in the Oregon District, Jimmie’s Ladder 11 in Dayton and The Dublin Pub in the Oregon District.
5.) A day at the ballpark
A true sign of spring and warm weather is Dayton Dragons baseball. A Dragons game should be on everyone’s Dayton bucket list. Even if you aren’t into baseball, Dragons games offer a fun experience for all ages.
>> Dayton Dragons: 5 things to know about the team
It’s the perfect setting for a family outing, to enjoy a beer and baseball with friends or even a date. The Dragons’ home opener is set for April 7.
6.) Walk or run for a great cause
With the arrival of spring comes an abundance of charity 5K walks and races that will help you take your workout outdoors and help a good cause while you’re at it.
Nothing says romance like a picnic in the park. Make up your own meal, or take advantage of some pre-made goodies from places like the 2nd Street Market or Dorothy Lane Market and head to Cox Arboretum, RiverScape or any park of your liking for a scenic lunch or dinner with your love, your besties or your family.
One of the best things about living in the Dayton area is a wonderful, interconnected system of bike paths that allow you the flexibility to take a short ride or basically bike across the entire Miami Valley.
This is the perfect activity if you want some quiet reflection time while getting some great exercise, or something you can do alongside friends and family. Choose your own biking adventure with more than 300 miles of trails in the region.
9.) A day of thrills and more thrills
OK, it may not technically be in Dayton, but Kings Island amusement park is definitely worth the short drive on a spring weekend.
Filled with thrills and adventures, the theme park in Mason in Warren County offers roller coasters, water rides, a robust area with kiddie-sized thrills, plus great food like LaRosa’s Pizza and beer galore. The season kicks off on April 14.
>> PHOTOS: Kings Island through the years>> Looking for more adventure? Try ziplining
10.) Plan a day around a summer concert or festival
For those seeking a more, let’s say, “festive” atmosphere, Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes in Fort Loramie will feature a three-day outdoor concert with some of the biggest names in country music. Signature summer festivals include Troy’s Strawberry Festival and Dayton’s Celtic Fest, among many others.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:01 PM
— This weekend was full of luck, especially for this couple who were engaged during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration this Saturday.
Chris Whitaker and Ashley Erin Weaver, both of Kettering, were engaged to be married Saturday morning during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities at The Dublin Pub.
We hope to see Chris and Ashley next year beaming as newlyweds celebrating in festive verdant fun. Congrats, you crazy kids!
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Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:39 AM
DETROIT — In the market for a whimsical $550,000 home with carpeted ceilings, vintage cars and statues lurking around every corner?
You'll still want to check out the now-viral listing for Detroit's Lion Gate Estate. Trust us.
"Unique barely begins to describe this one of a kind Grixdale Farms estate," reads the listing by Real Estate One's Alex Lauer. "Every aspect of 'Lion Gate Estate' has been articulated with painstaking attention to detail and mind blowing decorative flair. Too many custom features to list!"
Unique barely begins to describe this one of a kind Grixdale Farms estate. Every aspect of “Lion Gate Estate” has been...Posted by Alex Lauer - Real Estate One on Thursday, March 15, 2018
And he's not kidding. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, owned by a former automotive designer, is the definition of "extra," with a "Liberace-inspired living room" and "museum-like" interior, Curbed reports.
The listing continues: "Highlights include heated swimming pool with outdoor shower and cabana. Custom two car garage with hand painted automotive murals. Finished basement with billiard room and entertainment area. Fenced in yard with fountains and statuary. Sale includes full contents of the house, including Kohler Campbell baby grand player piano, mint condition Frigidaire kitchen appliances c. 1950. One of a kind custom built 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan, One of a kind custom built 1974 Lincoln Mark IV Coupe, Custom pool table, countless automotive relics and artifacts. Once in a lifetime offering."
But if you want to take a tour, you'd better check the weather forecast first. "Only shown on sunny days," the listing warns.
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 7:44 AM
To do so, they examined information from the CDC’s 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which included self-reported data on individuals’ liquor consumption habits over 30 days. They calculated the annual binge drinking by “multiplying the estimated total number of binge drinking episodes among binge drinkers by the average largest number of drinks consumed per episode,” the authors wrote.
After analyzing the results, they found the Americans guzzled 17 billion drinks in 2015. That equals 470 total binge drinks per binge drinker.
“This study shows that binge drinkers are consuming a huge number of drinks per year, greatly increasing their chances of harming themselves and others,” co-author Robert Brewer said in a statement.
The prevalence of binge drinking was more common among young adults ages 18-34, but more than half of the binge drinks consumed annually were by adults 35 and older.
Furthermore, about 80 percent of the drinks were consumed by men. And those who made less than $25,000 a year and had educational levels less than high school drank “substantially more” a year than those with higher incomes and educational levels.
The researchers said the results “show the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to prevent binge drinking, focusing on reducing both the number of times people binge drink and the amount they drink when they binge.”