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Dogs Teach Chemistry

(YouTube link) Paige and Dexter demonstrate how chemical bonds form. That’s what you do when your human is a chemist! Now, that’s a good dog -both of them. -via Boing Boing

11 Cakes Inspired by Comic Books

Last month we brought you cakes inspired by famous painters, so this time around, let’s look at cakes based on a more contemporary art style: comic books. 1. Spider-Man Groom One of Cake Central user MissRobin’s clients ordered this groom’s cake for her son, who has always been a Spider-Man fan. The idea of a suit over [...]

Gingerbread Men in Yoga Poses

These gingerbread men are far more flexible than I am, and they’ve been baked! Patti Paige, who once made a completely edible typewriter out of gingerbread, makes gingerbread men in popular yoga poses. At the link, you can watch her tutorial video on how to make your own. Link -via Bit Rebels | Patti Paige’s Website

The Quick 9: 9 Awkward Places to Get Served

Getting served with divorce papers or lawsuits is never fun, but let’s face it – opening your front door and accepting an envelope is a lot less embarrassing than dealing with someone running out and handing you a sheaf of paper in front of your adoring fans at Wrigley Field. Here are 10 less-than-ideal places [...]

A Difficult Goodbye

Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Brett Bennethum was ordered to Iraq in July. His four-year-old daughter Paige had a hard time letting go, so much that she held onto his hand in formation. No one, including the commanding officer, had the heart to pull her away. The picture of the incident, taken by Paige’s mother, has [...]

Shoeless, Yogi & Catfish? The Stories Behind 16 Athlete Nicknames

Floss editor extraordinaire Jason English recently found an interesting fact: Reggie Jackson’s famous “Mr. October” nickname was originally a derisive jab from teammate Thurman Munson when Jackson was struggling his way through the 1977 playoffs. Soon after Munson coined the mocking nickname, Jackson started hitting like his normal awesome self, and the name stuck as [...]

Man Slaps Stranger’s Toddler: “If You Don’t Shut That Baby Up I WIll Shut Her Up For You”

Sixty one year old Georgia man named Roger Stephens was apparently fed up with a crying toddler while shopping at Walmart. Not one to suffer in silence (just look at that scowl!) Roger took matters to his own hands – literally: The child was crying, which apparently greatly perturbed Matthews. “If you don’t shut that baby [...]