Breaking News: Ralphie From 'A Christmas Story' Is In 'Elf'—And The Internet Just Found Out 😮
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Since 1983, A Christmas Story has been required viewing during the holidays, so you'd think we would know everything there is to know about it by now. But the internet just got its mind blown when it learned that Ralphie also made an appearance in another holiday classic, Elf


You can't exactly blame us for not recognizing him sooner. After 20 years, Peter Billingsley, the actor who played Ralphie, looked a whole lot different. But sure enough, it's him playing an elf named Ming Ming across from Will Ferrell in 2003's Elf.

Once you know it's Ralphie, it's impossible to miss. It just took most of us 15 years to pick up on it.

User @_jack_Schaller was among the first to post the bombshell on Twitter, but he definitely wasn't alone.

Once word got out, the site was overrun with people who were realizing it for the first time.




Twitter's collective mind was blown by the connection between the two Christmas classics.






As it turns out, Billingsley has kept pretty busy since his days as Ralphie, both in front of the camera and behind it. Along with a handful of other on-screen appearances, Billingsley has worked extensively as a writer and producer, often collaborating with Iron Man director Jon Favreau.




Behind the scenes, Billingsley has an impressive list of TV and film credits, including F is for Family, The Break Up, Iron Man, Zathura, and Couple's Retreat, but every Christmas we'll continue to remember him as Ralphie.

H/T - BuzzFeed, iHeartRadio

People Who've Survived Being Shot Explain What It Really Feels Like
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It's another ordinary day in America.

So of course that means we've already had a mass shooting or two before brunch.

And aside from the mass shootings, the number of single gunshot wounds or deaths is too high to count.

So let's discuss the aftermath.

Let's hear from the people who have faced the barrel of a loaded gun, or were just a casualty going about their day.

What happens after the bullet lands?

***CAUTION - SENSITIVE MATERIAL AHEAD - TRIGGER WARNING***

Redditor notaninterestingacc wanted to hear from the people who have lived the nightmare. They asked:

"Gunshot survivors of Reddit - What does it feel like to get shot?"
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It's never attractive to gloat.

Nor does superiority ever come off as a particularly attractive attribute.

But, consciously or not, some people speak or behave in a way that immediately suggests that they think they deserve to be treated differently, i.e better than others.

Or that they believe they simply are better than other people.

A recent Redditor was curious what sort of behavior struck other people as elitist or arrogant behavior by asking:

"What screams "I am entitled"?"
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There's something about the woods that creeps me out. Listen here, people: I'm a city guy. The idea of getting lost out there freaks me out. No thank you. I wasn't made for that. The rest of you who like to go camping and stuff? You do you. I'll stick with my running water.

But maybe I've seen too many horror movies. After all, if I saw some creepy stuff in the woods I'd definitely run in the other direction. And so would you, right? Right?

People shared their best stories with us after Redditor shantics asked the online community,

"What have you seen in the woods that you can’t explain?"
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We're all not geniuses.

Everybody has varying degrees of knowledge and brain power.

And that is ok.

Though some of us are really lacking in any sense and every once and awhile people like to sugarcoat that fact when they call us out.

"Bless your heart."

That's a big one in the South. Means... "I like you, but Lord are you missing marbles."

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