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Reindeer Kitchen Brush

Reindeer Kitchen Brush – $9.95 Nothing says happy holidays like a sink full of dirty dishes. This holiday season let Santa’s favorite reindeer give you hand with the cleaning with the Reindeer Kitchen brush from the NeatoShop. This adorable soft bristled brush is there is help you clean even after the rest of your family went to [...]

Naughty Nice Socks

Naughty Nice Socks – $9.95 Santa’s watching. Have you been naughty or nice this year? Go ahead and admit to being a little bit of both with the Naughty Nice socks from the NeatoShop. This festive pair of socks is a great way to embrace the holiday season.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more [...]

Little Girl Writes Threatening Letters to Tooth Fairy Demanding Payment

Even as a child, Annisa, now 32, liked to keep her records straight. She had some open accounts with the Tooth Fairy and wanted to close them. So Annisa wrote a series of increasingly aggressive letters to her. The Tooth Fairy was going to pay. One way or another. Nice wings you got there. It would be [...]

Black Mambas are Good for Something

The black mamba snake is a very fast and dangerous snake that can strike before you ever know what hit you. Its venom can be deadly, but scientists have found it also has a surprisingly beneficial painkiller in it, which might turn out to be a new miracle drug. The researchers looked at venom from 50 [...]

The Missing Links: Baby Diets Have Changed a Lot Since the ’50s

A Nice Cool Bottle of 7UP. A Baby Bottle of 7UP, That Is. “For 7Up is so pure, so wholesome, you can even give it to babies and feel good about it.” Oh, 1950s advertising, you’re the worst. * Going Beyond Chess Have you ever played any of these 10 super-involved strategy games? * Another College Class [...]

Rent in Klingon

(Video Link)  Comedian Rachel Bloom sang a Klingon language version of “Seasons of Love” from the musical Rent. Nice, eh? Well, YouTube commenter Jordan Wright points out the obvious problem: The Klingon year is 384.2 days long or 553248 minutes, not the 525600 as the original lyrics would have you believe. -via The Mary Sue

Naughty Korea and Nice Korea

Australian newspaper The Mx printed a chart of Olympic medal standings by country. The countries of North Korea and South Korea were called “Naughty Korea” and “Nice Korea.” If you don’t know which is which, then you’ll need to find another source for medal standings. Link

Niche Blogs for the Dog Days of August

Are you tired of the Olympics already? Are you tired of U.S. presidential election news? Are you bogged down with back-to-school preparations? The maybe you need some lighthearted distraction! Of course, you’ll always find interesting and informative posts at mental_floss, but in addition, here are some wacky and oddly specific blogs that might bring you [...]

Why Airline Food is So Salty

That’s a scanning electron micrograph of dissolved salt by Signe Emma, who used it to illustrate the reason airline food (remember that? You’d have to travel abroad to eat airline meals nowadays) is so salty: At 30.000 feet the cabin humidity drops [...]

The Missing Links: Never Hire A Hypnotist-in-Training

When I Count to Three, I Hope You’ll Snap Right Out of It There was a sketch years ago on In Living Color where Jim Carrey was hypnotized and told to act like a chicken, only to have his hypnotist keel over and die before he could snap him out of his trance. The film Office [...]