Author - Jude Abraham

I am a New Zealand ex-pat currently residing in the Middle East. I like to dabble in a bit of everything, as I am a firm believer in the phrase "variety is the spice of life". I have a professional background in digital and content marketing working in both large corporations as well as local startups. I used to be an amateur musician, and also played sports competitively at high school level. I follow most major sports with a special love for Football (Soccer). I get easily hooked into TV shows, and have a soft spot for science-fiction movies. I am always on the lookout for the coolest gadgets and gizmos because I like to keep things simple (or maybe it's because I am lazy, go figure). In my spare time I travel and collect artifacts and memorabilia from the places I visit. I am lucky to be married to the love of my life and fortunate to be a parent. My writing at TooCool2BeTrue reflects my many areas of interest.

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Celebrities Who Hilariously Trolled Their Fans

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically be better at it than the rest of us.

Fortunately, some indeed do deliver on this promise in leaps and bounds as we’ll see. With the constant attention many film and television stars receive from the paparazzi, they have plenty of opportunities to practice their craft on the unsuspecting public.

Danny DeVito

A fan of Danny DeVito decided to take a cardboard cut-out of the veteran actor to her prom.

We’re not getting into the details of why she thought this would be a good idea, only that she did it. The flower and the tie really bring it life, huh?

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically...

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Put Your Name on Mars 2020 Rover!

NASA is giving people of every age and nationality the opportunity to have their names etched into its upcoming Mars 2020 rover which is set to launch on its expedition to the red planet next year.

All you have to do to be one of the lucky names heading to Mars is fill out the online form on NASA’s website before September 30. Once every name is submitted, NASA will have the scientists at the Microdevices Laboratory at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California use a beam of electrons to etch every one of them into a silicon chip.

The lines of text will be smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair, allowing over one million names to be carved into one single chip the size of a penny.

Most likely, NASA will end up having to use more than one chip, considering the 2.4 million people who submitted their names to be written on Mars’s InSight lander last November. This chip (or chips) will be fitted onto the rover underneath a glass cover.

Get a boarding pass to Mars

Those who submit their names will also receive “frequent flyer” points along with a souvenir “boarding pass to Mars” as part of NASA’s public engagement campaign to highlight missions related to the space agency’s exploration plans for the moon and Mars.

Every time you participate in a flight, you will be awarded miles, and as they accumulate, you can use these miles to download mission patches. For instance, those who had their names etched on the InSight lander earned about 300 million frequent flyer miles as that is the distance it traveled to get to Mars.

“This opportunity provides an incredible way for every person, in every nation around the world, to be part of this experience and to see their own names written among the stars,” Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, told Newsweek.

This newest mission is meant to gather data on Mars’s climate and geology, search for signs of past microbial life and collect samples to bring back to earth. The 2,300-pound rover is scheduled to launch as soon as June in 2020 with the projected landing date being around February 2021.

“It’s an exciting time for NASA, as we embark on this voyage to answer profound questions about our neighboring planet and even the origins of life itself,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, in a statement. “As we get ready to launch this historic Mars mission, we want everyone to share in this journey of exploration.”

NASA’s long-term mission is to return humans to the moon in 2024 and to have them on the red planet in the 2030s. This 2020 mission is just one step towards the feats they are hoping to accomplish in the future.

NASA is giving people of every age and nationality the opportunity to have their names etched into its upcoming Mars 2020 rover which is set to launch on its expedition to the red planet next year.

All you have to do to be one of the lucky names heading to...

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Celebrities Who Hilariously Trolled Their Fans

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically be better at it than the rest of us.

Fortunately, some indeed do deliver on this promise in leaps and bounds as we’ll see. With the constant attention many film and television stars receive from the paparazzi, they have plenty of opportunities to practice their craft on the unsuspecting public.

Danny DeVito

A fan of Danny DeVito decided to take a cardboard cut-out of the veteran actor to her prom. We’re not getting into the details of why she thought this would be a good idea, only that she did it. The flower and the tie really bring it life, huh?

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically...

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Top Love: The Crazy Love Life of Tom Cruise

Lucky With The Ladies

The love life of Tom Cruise could itself make for a Hollywood blockbuster. Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on the 3rd of July 1962, the American actor and producer got his start at age 19 in 1981 in the film Endless Love. Originally, Cruise had aspired to become a Catholic priest after he was awarded a church scholarship at a Franciscan seminary. However, given Cruise’s love for the ladies, acting it seemed was best suited for a man of his talents.

Cruise’s breakthrough film was the romantic comedy Risky Business in 1983, in a starring role. His co-star from the film, actor Curtis Armstrong, revealed that Cruise killed time by entertaining local young women, “…young girls — late teens — lined up in the hall outside of Tom’s room,” he writes in his memoir. In total Cruise has been married and divorced three times with several high-profile relationships before, and after each marriage and subsequent divorce.

Click next to see if you can name them all:

Lucky With The Ladies

The love life of Tom Cruise could itself make for a Hollywood blockbuster. Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on the 3rd of July 1962, the American actor and producer got his start at age 19 in 1981 in the film Endless Love. Originally...

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’90s Women We Still Love

Then: Alyssa Milano

Actress Alyssa Milano grabbed our attention when she first appeared as the adorable daughter of Tony Danza on the popular sitcom “Who’s The Boss?”. Despite her fears of being recognized only as “the girl from Who’s the Boss?”, due to her media’s obsession with her life, she managed to land several roles without being typecast.

In order to shed her “nice girl” image in the early 90s, Milano appeared nude in several erotic films targeted at adults. After appearing in three seasons of “Melrose Place” in the mid-90s, Milano landed her most iconic role as Phoebe Halliwell on the fantasy drama series “Charmed”. It was then we noticed how much she’d grown up.

Then: Alyssa Milano

Actress Alyssa Milano grabbed our attention when she first appeared as the adorable daughter of Tony Danza on the popular sitcom “Who’s The Boss?”. Despite her fears of being recognized only as “the girl from Who’s the Boss?”...

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Celebrities Inspire Us To Be Ourselves

There should really be a museum for makeup. Such has this wondrous marvel influenced and empowered women over the centuries, every girl knows that without makeup society would suffer from a shakeup. We mistakingly think that makeup can make or break you, while the truth is that makeup is simply a mask to hide behind.

These inspiring stars show women (and men) everywhere their true face, thereby making the average gal (and guy) feel that real power comes from within, and not from on the face. They’re not ashamed to inspire everyone!

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as her stage name Lady Gaga, is known for her unconventionality, provocative work and visual experimentation. This is the lady who once wore a dress made from raw meat to the MTV Awards.

While Gaga has her own original sense of style, Mama Monster has a loyal fanbase of Little Monsters who follow her every move. So when she posted a natural photo of her face sans makeup, many couldn’t believe it was her. But everyone soon went goo-goo for GaGa.

Let’s take a peek at the faces beneath the mascara:

There should really be a museum for makeup. Such has this wondrous marvel influenced and empowered women over the centuries, every girl knows that without makeup society would suffer from a shakeup. We mistakingly think that makeup can make or break you...

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Photos of the Old Wild West You Won’t Believe Exist!

Straddle up, we’re in for a bumpy ride through the wild west – one of the most exciting times to be alive in all of history. It was a time of unbridled possibility, with all kinds of opportunities presenting themselves.

Many a journeyman moved to the new American frontier seeking a better life, with some ending up on the wrong side of the law to make themselves a living. Life sure was an adventure for these folks!

The Famous Leavitt Saloon

Bob’s Saloon was a popular establishment in the early 1900s for the inhabitants of Jordan, Montana. This 1904 photo by L.A. Huffman shows a group of cowboys relaxing in front of the old saloon. Robert Leavitt, the saloon’s owner, happened to be a cowboy himself and was among the first residents to settle in Jordan.

The old west saloons offered patrons all types of entertainment such as dancing girls, card games, dice games, and even bowling. Many saloons employed piano players and put on theatrical skits to entertain customers.

Straddle up, we’re in for a bumpy ride through the wild west – one of the most exciting times to be alive in all of history. It was a time of unbridled possibility, with all kinds of opportunities presenting themselves.
Many a journeyman moved to...

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A Day At The Beach Made Funny

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress.

There’s a good chance you’ve had some funny moments at the beach. We are here to point them out for all of us.

Who Is The Photobomber?

Taking a closer look at this picture, you’d find the dog is actually the only one ready for this photo. Perhaps, this is the world’s first pet selfie. Is the dog photo bombing these girls’ photo or is it the other way round?

See more hilarious photos captured at the beach:

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress.
There’s a good chance you’ve had some funny moments at the beach. We are here to...

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The Better Life Of The Rich Gulf States

The states of the Persian Gulf include: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). These nations neighbor one another and share more than a few fascinating characteristics as we’ll see.

Saudi Arabia is A Young Nation

It turns out that the average age of the Saudi Arabian population was around the age of 20, 20 years ago. Now, after westernization has taken over the young people, the average age is around 30, which is still pretty young.

Swimwear Is All About Location

As we said, exceptions to the city’s dress code do exist in certain circumstances and locations such as private beaches. Recently, women/family only beaches in Dubai launched modest dress code rules with women asked to cover up bikinis with dresses, or shorts, and tops. Generally, at public beaches, it is better to dress more modestly than at private beaches in Dubai.

In all beaches, nude or topless sunbathing is prohibited. Most of the more liberal beaches are operated by hotels and apartments open to residents or visitors who are required to pay a fee. Interestingly, wearing swimwear at or near restaurants and shops even close to the beach is considered disrespectful to the local culture.

Discover the Persian Gulf’s unique appeal:

The states of the Persian Gulf include: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). These nations neighbor one another and share more than a few fascinating characteristics as we’ll see.
Saudi Arabia is A...

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Celebrities Who Hilariously Trolled Their Fans

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically be better at it than the rest of us.

Fortunately, some indeed do deliver on this promise in leaps and bounds as we’ll see. With the constant attention many film and television stars receive from the paparazzi, they have plenty of opportunities to practice their craft on the unsuspecting public.

Danny DeVito

A fan of Danny DeVito decided to take a cardboard cut-out of the veteran actor to her prom. We’re not getting into the details of why she thought this would be a good idea, only that she did it. The flower and the tie really bring it life, huh?

Danny DeVito #2

Danny DeVito, of course, wouldn’t let such dedication go unnoticed so he, in turn, printed out a cardboard cutout of the young lady and brought it to the set of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in which he stars. Specifically, he brought it to Paddy’s Pub where a large part of the show takes place.

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically...

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A “Host-less” Oscar? Academy Awards To Forego Host

The 2019 Academy Awards will forgo a proper host for the first time in 30 years, according to reports.

In one of the most radical changes in the awards show’s history, the Oscars will be without a host. For the first time in three decades, the Academy Awards will instead select a A-Listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on a marquee name to kick things off with a monologue.

Variety reports: “The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are scrambling to line up top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live — on Feb. 24 — from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Hand-wringing at the Academy has been palpable.”

“The people who produce that show are hogtied by the Academy, who as a group are not willing to change very much. It’s hard to know how anyone in my community can really contribute,” one prolific awards show and live events producer told Variety, speaking on condition of anonymity.

This comes after original host Kevin Hart, dropped out within hours of being selected when he refused to apologize for decade-old remarks about homosexuals which resurfaced on Twitter.

Initially, the comedian was defiant. “I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I moved on, and I’m in a completely different space in my life,” Hart said in a video on Instagram in the aftermath. “I’m going to be me; I’m going to stand my ground.”

He later quit that same day, apologizing for his past remarks, “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” he wrote on Twitter. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

However, since a polarizing appearance on the talk show Ellen, Hart has continued to double down on his unwillingness to engage in dialogue with a critical LGBTQ community. “I’m not hosting the Oscars this year,” said Hart during a Wednesday sit-down on Good Morning America. When asked if he will host in the future he said, “It’s hard to predict what can happen.”

The show’s producers are said to be moving forward with a broadcast which will instead feature “starry skits and play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar”, one individual involved with the show said.

“Why not give it a shot? Things are so polarized anyway, any host that says anything will be analyzed to death,” suggested media consultant Brad Adgate. “No host might be an experiment, and, let’s face it, the days of Bob Hope and Billy Crystal hosting are over.”

The last time the ceremony had no host was during the 61st Academy Awards in March 1989, which began with a universally parodied musical segment starring Rob Lowe and Snow White which was watched by 42.6 million people when it aired.

Last year’s show’s ratings delivered an all-time low, with a drop of nearly 19% year over year to 26.5 million viewers. The academy is currently locked into a broadcasting deal with ABC until 2028 and faces ratings and financial pressures which also includes its long-anticipated $388 million museum, set to open in late 2019.

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The 2019 Academy Awards will forgo a proper host for the first time in 30 years, according to reports.
In one of the most radical changes in the awards show’s history, the Oscars will be without a host. For the first time in three decades, the Academy...

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5 Hilarious Moments Caught At The Beach

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress. Having your feet in the sand, diving into the water, getting a little sunshine on our skin and feeling the fresh air makes it the perfect location for young and old, male and female as well as rich or poor people.

For regular beachgoers, you must have had a very pleasant memory of one or more of your visit to the beach. There’s also a good chance you’ve had some embarrassing experiences as well. Here are some of such embarrassing moments that were caught on camera. Some of them are really hilarious.

Who Is The Photobomber?

Taking a closer look at this picture, you’d find the dog is actually the only one ready for this photo. Perhaps, this is the world’s first pet selfie. Is the dog photo bombing these girls’ photo or is it the other way round?

Baes In Bay With A Manta Ray

“Whoa, slow down there Mr. Manta Ray, sir. Buy me a drink first, then we’ll see how it goes from there.” Well, he’s not about that life. He already offered water as the drink and has no time for fooling around.

Couch Surfing?

Couchsurfing is a site that affords users the opportunity to rearrange homestays, offer to lodge, and hospitality. These two guys obviously wanted to see what literal couch surfing would look like and it seems like they pulled it off. I guess we could say couch surfing is now an extreme sport, go figure.

A Bucket Full Of Sunshine

So much fun we can have by making things look bigger or smaller on camera. Just by making a few adjustments, this lady and her kid look like they are falling victim to a blue giant bucket and with her pose, she really sells it but not so much can be said about the kid’s reaction.

Hold Your Horses

The phrase “hold one’s horses” simply means you should “wait a moment” and this is a rare photo of the phrase actually being played out and from the look of things, the poor guy isn’t having any fun.

If you’d like to see many more where that came from, continue here

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress. Having your feet in the sand, diving into the water, getting a little sunshine on our...