World’s Strangest

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What’s Your All-Time Favorite Amazing Fact?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Besides the thing about John Tyler’s grandsons still being alive, my favorite fact is that the 3 Musketeers was originally [...]

Candy Nostalgia

I once referred to the candy bar as Peter Paul’s Almond Joy and my kids thought I was crazy. But that’s what the candy was called when I learned to love it! You’ll see all kinds of sweets that were sold a half-century ago in the 1949 NWCA Candy Salesman Book. Link -via the Presurfer

15 Pound Kit Kat Bar

(Video Link) YouTube user roboticpink made a massive Kit Kat bar. It weighs 15 pounds and has 36,017 calories — that’s the equivalent of 140 Kit Kat Crunchy bars. The best part comes at the end with her handmade wrapper for the massive candy bar. via Gizmodo | Previously: Strange Kit Kat Flavors

Enormous Gingerbread House

Neiman Marcus is selling a candy-covered gingerbread house that stands over six feet tall: This unique edible playhouse is handcrafted of 381 lbs. of gourmet gingerbread and 517 lbs. of royal icing by the expert confectioners at Dylan’s Candy Bar®. The munchable manor, which stands 6.6 feet high by 5.25 feet wide by 4.1 feet deep, [...]

Gingerbread Houses Designed by Architects

Sure, anyone can make a gingerbread house. But what would be the result if it was built by true professionals? The Vancouver-based art collective Creative Room held a charity art competition and asked for contributions by architectural firms. Their task was to build a modernist model home out of gingerbread. Pictured above is “Candy Bar” [...]

10 Foods That (Thankfully) Flopped

by Terri Schlichenmeyer From Celery Jell-O to chocolate French fries, here are ten foods that didn’t have a very long shelf-life. 1. Coffee-Flavored Jell-O® (Celery, Too!) In 1918, the makers of Jell-O introduced a new flavor: coffee. Its release was ostensibly based on the logic that, since lots of people like to drink coffee with dessert, they’d be [...]