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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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.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Shows were a traveling troupe of performers who helped romanticize life in the American Frontier. The show included a variety of acts, including a parade, the reenactment of the incident at Warbonnet Creek, and many other acts similar to that of a circus.

Are you not entertained? Buffalo Bill is known as one of the most influential showmen of all time. His wild reputation spread through the old west like wildfire. Bill was both a scout and a bison hunter, but his real love was working his show to enthralling crowds. Pictured sitting above is Buffalo Bill himself.

Buckle up and keep on reading to learn more:

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.
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Stunning Celebrity Engagement Rings

What’s in an engagement ring? In celebrity life, it’s a show off for the press. From Hollywood’s golden age to today, certified princesses to Queen Bey herself, join us for this look at the most beautiful celebrity rings of all time.

Katy Perry

It took so much time and a lot of offs-and-ons, but finally, Orlando Bloom got on his knees and asked Katy Perry to be his wife. It happened, oh so romantically, on Valentine’s day 2019. The next day, Katy snapped a photo of the two with the ring in the center and a caption “Full Bloom.”

Royalty design

It’s hard to tell the exact worth of the ring, because we can’t tell if the centerpiece is a ruby, pink diamond, or pink sapphire. The price tag could be anywhere between $50,000 and $5 million.
Perry’s ring is designed in what is called a cluster ring. The designed was obsolete until Prince Charles proposed to Princess Diana with a sapphire cluster ring back in 1981. It’s been in style since.

See even bigger engagement rings from the stars

What’s in an engagement ring? In celebrity life, it’s a show off for the press. From Hollywood’s golden age to today, certified princesses to Queen Bey herself, join us for this look at the most beautiful celebrity rings of all time.
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Moments You Can Only Find In Dubai

Planning a vacation? If you like cities, you might pick New York. If beaches are your thing, perhaps the Caribbean is where you’ll get your tan. If you want to experience the great outdoors, you may choose the deserts of the Middle East or the wildlife of Africa. Dubai is the place.

Cheetah Riding Shotgun

As we said, nowadays it is rare to see Dubai’s residents flaunting their exotic animals in public due to the risk of copping a large fine, however, until recently seeing a cheetah ride shotgun in the Emirati city was an everyday sight.

Discover the secrets of what gives Dubai its unique appeal:

Planning a vacation? If you like cities, you might pick New York. If beaches are your thing, perhaps the Caribbean is where you’ll get your tan. If you want to experience the great outdoors, you may choose the deserts of the Middle East or the wildlife...

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Hilarious Stuff Found Only In Texas

Texas is so big, its people often refer to the rest of the United States as “that sketchy place outside of Texas.” Proudly known as the Lone Star State, Texas loves to immortalize its former status as an independent republic as well as its historic struggle for independence from Mexico. Bigger than many countries, it would be the 39th largest country by land mass if it were a nation.

Therefore it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Texans have their own dandy sense of humor. Possessing a culture larger than life, Texans are renown for their good old-fashioned manners and their smiles as bright as day. There’s a reason the origin of Texas’s name comes from the word “taysha”, which means “friends” in Native American Caddo.

Let’s take a look to see the most charming Texas signs ever displayed.

No Bite And All Bang?

Outside of Texas, you could pass this sign off as a prank or ironic sense of humor, however, in Texas chances are it’s a fair warning to anyone who would dare trespass. Knockin’ on heaven’s door might become a reality when door knockin’ here.

Oh, Deer.

You wouldn’t forget a sign like this. Unlike most signs which advise drivers to watch out for “insert animal”, this one offers a more realistic take on the sad reality of deer fatalities on the road. That’s quite the eyed-deer.

Hold onto your cowboy hats, there’s more:

Texas is so big, its people often refer to the rest of the United States as “that sketchy place outside of Texas.” Proudly known as the Lone Star State, Texas loves to immortalize its former status as an independent republic as well as its historic...

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3 Times Dads Trolled Their Kids FTW

Being a parent has its challenges, children can be innocent angels one minute and guilty-as-hell devils the next. After a while, you realize taking things too seriously isn’t the best approach. The key is to celebrate your small successes such as outsmarting your kids at their own game. A sense of humor as such is not sometimes vital for your sanity. Laughter is the best medicine as they say!

Being a parent is a lifelong commitment. From infants to toddlers, tweens to teenagers, adolescence to adulthood, being a parent comes with its own charms and offers plenty of opportunities for fathers and mothers to prank and toy with their children. When it comes to having a laugh with/at your offspring these examples will show you how to troll your kids.

How To Scare Your Kids This Holiday Season

These parents went all out when it came to scaring their children and built one disturbing looking snowman tall enough to peer into their kid’s window! Honestly, I can imagine waking up to the site and it would not be pretty.

Let’s Play A Game

Home isn’t where the heart is, it’s where the WiFi connects automatically. One of the reasons kids like staying home these days is because of the ease to which they can connect to the net. So when this father wanted his children to do their chores, he offered them some incentive. The question is, how could they email the photos without WiFi?

Tip Of The Glass To Top Of The Class

Nowadays it’s almost a tradition for students’ to give their parents gifts during the holiday season. Usually, these come in the form of sweets, scented candles, flowers, or a nice bottle of wine. This poor kid’s parents though decided the joke would be their kid with these hilarious stickers they stuck on these wine bottles. That’s certainly one way to get the teachers on your side.

Check out our gallery to see more hilarious funny parenting photos.


Being a parent has its challenges, children can be innocent angels one minute and guilty-as-hell devils the next. After a while, you realize taking things too seriously isn’t the best approach. The key is to celebrate your small successes such as...

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At Age 70 George R.R. Martin Begins Another GoT Project

George R. R. Martin has revealed the title of the first of the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel television shows. He confirmed on his website that the series will be titled The Long Night. He Tweeted, “Casting is now underway for THE LONG NIGHT, the first of the GAME OF THRONES successor series to ordered to film.”

Just last week, Oscar-nominated Australian actress Naomi Watts was cast in the show in an unspecified role. Martin responded to the announcement writing on his blog, “I could not be more excited. Welcome to Westeros, Naomi.”

The Long Night will be written by Jane Goldman who has also adapted the Kingsman films, The Woman In Black, and Kick-Ass for the silver screen. “She and her team are busy in London right now, neck deep in casting, and I expect some more names will be announced soon,” Martin said.

The 70-year-old author also teased about the other planned prequels, although he wouldn’t offer any details. “Meanwhile, there are still a couple of other possible prequels in active development,” he said. “I can’t tell you the subject matter of those projects, no, sorry, wish I could.”

HBO which produces Game of Thrones has up to five spin-offs from the show currently in production. The final season of the show, scheduled to air in 2019, will reportedly have the biggest battle in entertainment history.

The network released a description for The Long Night as follows: “Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”

If the prequel does indeed get made to order, it would mark the first time in HBO’s history that a follow-up series has been made to one of its shows.

See which other famous stars celebrated 70 years in 2018 alongside George R. R. Martin.


George R. R. Martin has revealed the title of the first of the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel television shows. He confirmed on his website that the series will be titled The Long Night. He Tweeted, “Casting is now underway for THE LONG...

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Justin Bieber’s #burritogate Scandal’s Surprising Explanation

Back on October 26, Justin Bieber was spotted doing something unusual according to reports – eating a burrito sideways like an apple. It was a paparazzi photo seen around the world, and many were reportedly left confused and some even upset by the pic. Surprisingly, news stations picked it up, while blogs went wild over it.

The story was picked up by USA Today, Vice, Vanity Fair and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. Victoria’s Secret Model, Chrissy Teigen, came to Bieber’s defense Tweeting, “the only way they should be eaten tbh, ends are just carb factories.”

Now, the truth has come out that the burrito-harmonica moment was all staged, and even more shockingly, the person in the photo wasn’t Bieber, it was a Canadian lookalike named Brad Sousa. The entire thing was staged and set up by a team of YouTubers called “Yes Theory” where Sousa dressed up the singer’s doppelgänger. After posting the image on Reddit, the team waited for the internet to do its thing. They also reposted it to another subreddit where it soon reached the top spot. The team were swamped with media requests for interviews and played along before deciding to reveal their elaborate prank.

“Yes Theory” posted a video of the prank, detailing how they got together with Sousa and watching the paparazzi take videos in order to capture his current hairstyle, tattoos, sense of fashion, and mannerisms. The ensuing photos were snapped, leaked, and posted, and thus an internet meme was born. “We were trying to think of something that would offend the internet,” the team explained in the video.

What was the reason for the prank? “We wanted to prove a point, that staging a story, as goofy as it was, can be done much more easily than most people can imagine,” “Yes Theory” explained. The question remains, however, does Justin Bieber know how to eat a burrito? We’ve got a feeling that the next time Bieber’s in the vicinity of a Chipotle, all eyes are going to be on him.

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Back on October 26, Justin Bieber was spotted doing something unusual according to reports – eating a burrito sideways like an apple. It was a paparazzi photo seen around the world, and many were reportedly left confused and some even upset by the pic...

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The Celebrities Turning 50 In 2018

Turning 50 is one of life’s biggest milestones. Finally, you’re closer to 100 than you are to0. At this age, many are already parents, some are grandparents, while others have focused to put all their effort into their careers instead. For celebrities, however, age is only a number with many stars sparkling as brightly as they ever have before.

It doesn’t matter what the reason is because frankly, we like our favorite stars to grow old with us regardless of how they choose to preserve (or enhance) their renown looks.

2018 was a year many of our favorite celebrities entered the 50s. From the silver screen to the small screen, icons of the 80s, 90s, 2000s and today all reached the milestone with several surprising entries on this list. With 2019 just around the corner, let us look at the rich and famous who celebrated the big 5-0 this year.

Take for example, Naomi Watts and Will Smith.

You would never know she’s 50, would you? And you’d be more surprised to know that she’ll be taking part in the next Game Of Thrones new project – The prequel series. It’s still a secret so no one knows anything about it.

English actress Naomi Watts turned 50 on 28 September and celebrated the milestone by riding a camel in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. She captioned a photo of the experience, “A milestone and extraordinary moment. So grateful for all my friends and family who shared this experience with me. Memories forever. And thank you to everyone for all my birthday wishes. Huge gratitude… truly overwhelming week.”

The actress began her acting career in Australian films and television series, before moving to the United States where she starred in a series of lesser known films. She came to attention after being cast in the lead role in the 2001 film Mulholland Drive.

The actress has gone onto star in several successful films since, such as The Ring, 21 Grams, I Heart Huckabees, King Kong, Eastern Promises, The International, Fair Game, J. Edgar, and The Impossible.

Keep reading to see who else is half-a-century old:

Turning 50 is one of life’s biggest milestones. Finally, you’re closer to 100 than you are to0. At this age, many are already parents, some are grandparents, while others have focused to put all their effort into their careers instead. For celebrities...

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Celebs And Others With Comical T-Shirts

We are showing off our goofy side and showing the world how hilarious we are. Our shirts do the job. Thumbs up if you would definitely wear a hilarious tee; and if you don’t, these ones would surely make you change your mind. “Normal people” and celebrities alike – funny t-shirts!

Husband Of…

Remember this t-shirt? Gal Gadot was snapped sitting next to her husband, Yaron Varsano, who had a super t-shirt on.

You can’t help but love this tee. The couple, have been together for over a decade and tied the knot back in September 2008. They have two daughters — Alma, and Maya.

Obviously Not An English Major

Well, who doesn’t love college? College was definitely fun. If only we learned to spell properly while at it. This lovely lady showed her support for higher education by sporting this t-shirt.

However, she kind of leaves you wondering if this was an advertisement to stay in school as her shirt reads “collage” (meaning a piece of art composed of different materials such as photos) instead of “college” (meaning an educational establishment, i.e., a university).

We are showing off our goofy side and showing the world how hilarious we are. Our shirts do the job. Thumbs up if you would definitely wear a hilarious tee; and if you don’t, these ones would surely make you change your mind. “Normal people” and...

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Celebs And Others With Comical T-Shirts

We are showing off our goofy side and showing the world how hilarious we are. Our shirts do the job. Thumbs up if you would definitely wear a hilarious tee; and if you don’t, these ones would surely make you change your mind. “Normal people” and celebrities alike – funny t-shirts!

Husband Of…

Remember this t-shirt? Gal Gadot was snapped sitting next to her husband, Yaron Varsano, who had a super t-shirt on.

You can’t help but love this tee. The couple, have been together for over a decade and tied the knot back in September 2008. They have two daughters — Alma, and Maya.

We are showing off our goofy side and showing the world how hilarious we are. Our shirts do the job. Thumbs up if you would definitely wear a hilarious tee; and if you don’t, these ones would surely make you change your mind. “Normal people” and...

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The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2018 and All Time

Halloween is observed by a number of countries on October 31st each year, on the eve of “All Hallows’ Day”. Today, Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

Traditionally, it is the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all who have departed. Some say Halloween traditions actually originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain which may have had pagan roots themselves.

Celebrities Do It Better

For celebrities, Halloween is the perfect excuse to showcase their creative side. Often used to playing characters and looking larger than life, entertainers love to put a great deal of thought and effort into their costumes. Sometimes the costumes pay homage, at other times they are an inside joke, yet some choose to keep it pop-culture related and poke fun at a current topic.

Celebrities are arguably better placed than anyone else to take their costumes to the next level as they can virtually get away by wearing any outfit and have the means to obtain the resources necessary to perfect any look imaginable. Quite often fans get to see a side of their favorite celebrity they didn’t know existed, depending on how safe or dangerous they wanted to play it.

Looking For Last Minute Ideas?

With Halloween just around the corner, most people will already have an idea of what they’ll be wearing. However, if you’re like us and leave things to the last minute, perhaps these celebrity costumes will inspire you to dress up differently this year. What a person wears says a lot about them, and a well-thought-out costume speaks volumes, just ask these celebrities.

Click next to see the best celebrity Halloween costumes ever:

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These A-list Stars Have Trouble Getting New Roles

We might love them on screen, but as it turns out, they are a hot potato behind the scenes, and you’d be surprised to find out how much and why these stars have a hard time finding a new role. So… let’s see.

Chris Hemsworth

If it seems as though Chris Hemsworth hasn’t been in the spotlight lately, you would be right. Unlike the other actors on this list, however, the reason isn’t due to any fault of the actor but due to a contract, he signed to play the superhero Thor in a multi-year contract.

Due to the Marvel cinematic franchise churning out a film or two every year, the actor has been busy portraying the Norse god on screen since 2011. As such the Australian actor has had little time to branch out. Adding to this is the fact the actor deciding to relocate back to his native land, compounding the difficulty in finding roles with studios located in the United States.

Jim Carrey

If you haven’t seen Jim Carrey in a while, it’s because the actor has more recently been shelved by studios due to his off-set behavior. After starting his career in comedic roles, the actor showcased his versatility in more serious films earning critical acclaim including multiple Golden Globe awards for Best Actor.

However, due to more controversial, if not polarizing stances on vaccinations, gun control, as well as his political position. As such, with his recent films being box-office bombs, studios fear to cast the actor as they fear it will alienate large groups of their audience.

Click next to see the list of actors blacklisted by Hollywood:

We might love them on screen, but as it turns out, they are a hot potato behind the scenes, and you’d be surprised to find out how much and why these stars have a hard time finding a new role. So… let’s see.
Chris Hemsworth

If it seems as...