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Fruity Pebbles Donuts

In a delicious rebellion against adulthood, the bloggers at We Are Not Martha bought a box of Fruity Pebbles–the Flintstones-themed sugary cereal–and put it to good use. They baked pebbles into the donut batter and sprinkled them generously on the icing. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious!

The Late Movies: Songs About Hot Summers

On this date in 1935, the Dust Bowl heat wave reached its peak, with temperatures reaching 109°F in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As we sweat through another long, hot summer in America, here are six songs inspired by rising temps (or at least six songs that make us think of hot summer [...]

How Steven Spielberg’s Malfunctioning Sharks Transformed the Movie Business

Before Steven Spielberg became Hollywood royalty, he was just another young director with a giant shark problem. It was July 1974, and 27-year-old Steven Spielberg was sure his career was over. He’d been on location in Martha’s Vineyard for three months, waiting for the overdue star of his new movie Jaws. And now, as he watched [...]

10 Envy-inducing Video Game Bathrooms

The stereotype of the serious video gamer living in his parent’s basement, sitting in the dark covered in Cheeto dust only covers a small portion of gamers. Many have grown up with video games and eventually bought their own homes. Owning a home means you can surround yourself with decor that reminds you of your [...]

School Lunch Blogger Stopped by Authorities

Martha Payne, the 9-year-old blogger in Scotland who went viral documenting her school lunches for two months has been shut down by the local council. The blog had caused visible improvement in the quality of the local school lunches, and had raised £2,000 for a food charity. But Martha was called out of class yesterday [...]

5 Animals Who Were The Last Of Their Species

We’ve posted before about species that have gone extinct in recent history. For some of these species, there was one last specimen that had a name and friends, although sadly, not friends of the same species. Read the stories of five who were the last of their lines at Buzzfeed. Shown here is Martha, the [...]

Skull Cheese

I’m not really one for Halloween — or at least making decorations like this for a Halloween party. I mean, everyone would expect this sort of thing. To use Martha’s skull cheese platter to full effect, it should be brought out when no one expects it, such as at Easter or Grandma’s birthday party. Link -via [...]

Ten Terrific or Terrifying Treats for Halloween

All year long, we try to make food that is appetizing and pleasing to the eye. Then for Halloween, we reverse that and serve food that is ugly, scary, or otherwise appropriate for the holiday. While most of these treats are more cute than scary, they are all exceedingly fitting for a Halloween meal or [...]

The Taliesin Tragedy

Nearly 100 years ago today (97 if you’re really splitting hairs), some of the most horrific murders in the history of Wisconsin took place. And they involved none other than Frank Lloyd Wright, the famed architect. Wright’s was in the middle of building a home for himself and his mistress in Spring Green, Wis. He had [...]

The Final Days of The Beatles

The date was August 20, 1969. The Beatles were recording what was to be their final album, Abbey Road. The date is important (and historic), although the boys probably had no idea of it’s significance. August 20, 1969, was the last time the four Beatles were together in the recording studio. They were recording the final over-dubs [...]