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Eggnog Marshmallows

Like the flavor of eggnog but wish it wasn’t so heavy? Then try making your own tasty eggnog marshmallows. Of course, if you follow this tasty recipe based on traditioinal eggnog, make sure you don’t share with any youngsters, because these bad boys are boozy. Link

The Wizard of Oz Potatoheads

The Wizard of Oz Potatoheads | $59.95 Mr. Potatohead comes in a Wizard of Oz flavor! This Mr. Potatohead Wizard of Oz set comes with four 5″ tall Mr. Potatohead figures dressed as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. And they’re available now from the NeatoShop! If you’re a real Wizard of [...]

Edible Licorice Pencil

You may be most familiar with licorice as a food flavor, but it’s also a plant. Italian designer Cecilia Felli realized that it could provide a tasty alternative for people who like to chew on pencils. So chow down! Link -via Oddity Central | Photo: Foodiction

Moms Hate Schweddy Balls

I don’t know about you guys, but I cracked up when I learned that Ben & Jerry’s was going to be releasing a Schweddy Balls flavor. But apparently some people aren’t amused. The folks at One Million Moms, which is affiliated with the right-wing Christian group American Family Association, have decided they’re not going [...]

Dietribes: Honey, I’m Home!

• The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms). In fact, there are more than 300 unique kinds of honey in the United States, originating from such diverse floral sources as Clover, Eucalyptus and Orange Blossoms. In general, lighter colored honeys are mild in flavor, while darker honeys are usually more robust in [...]

Stink Bug Invasion Harshing Vintners’ Mellow

Do I detect a note of pestilence? Farmers in Virginia, Oregon, Washington and California are battling an invasion of the Asian brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest with no native enemies which has been decimating farmers’ fruit and vegetable crops; now, the stink bug has moved into the vineyards. The bugs are a nuisance to [...]

Flavor Savers Mustache Clips

Flavor Savers Mustache Clips – $7.95 Because nobody likes cold lips and stale chips, be sure to keep all your potato chips fresh (and very hip) with the Flavor Savers Mustache Clips from the NeatoShop. This clever mustache-inspired item is our 2,000th item on the NeatoShop. It’s hard to believe that we opened our online shop two [...]

How to Brew Beer in a Coffee Maker, Using Only Materials Commonly Found on a Modestly Sized Oceanographic Research Vessel

Southern Fried Scientist, a graduate student studying population genetics in hydrothermal vent communities, was onboard a research vessel longer than he normally likes to go without beer. So he decided to brew his own, and now offers detailed instructions on how you can do likewise: The tools you need are simple: an electric drip coffee maker [...]

A Love Letter For You, Murals by Stephen Powers

Urban art comes in all kinds of flavor, but this may be my favorite: “A Love Letter For You,” a project by Stephen Powers where he paints various murals with lovey-dovey messages around Philadelphia (yes, the City of Brotherly Love – how appropriate!) Just in time for Valentine’s Day, too! Link – via 30gms

7 Tasty Facts About Halloween Treats

1. Candy corn has been around since the late 1800s. At that time, there was no air conditioning, and even electric fans were a rare luxury. Beginning in March each year, men worked over steaming kettles slurring together sugar, water and corn syrup. Butter crème was added for texture, and marshmallow to give the candy [...]