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How to Get in Shape While Working Out

If you’re one of those whovians who watches whole seasons in single days, then you might have a hard time staying in shape. Fortunately, one of The Daily What’s users created this handy exercise plan so you can work out while geeking out. Link

26 Beatnik Slang Words and Phrases We Should All Start Using

Plenty of phrases from the first self-described hipster generation have lasted into modern conversation: people still get bent out of shape, annoying people bug us and muscular guys are still built, just to scan the b-words. Here are 26 words and phrases that don’t get much use any more but are worth sneaking into conversation. 1. [...]

Man Plants Guitar-Shaped Forest to Honor His Late Wife

Pedro Ureta’s wife Graciela liked the idea of planting an enormous image on their property that could be seen from above. But they were busy and put off the project until later. Then, in 1977, Graciela died suddenly. To honor her wish, Ureta then set about planting and cultivating trees in the shape of a guitar [...]

The Making of a Mega Man Cake

So, you think you can’t possibly make a cake in some super-geeky shape for a birthday, but check out what wonders you can create with Rick Krispy Treats and some brightly-colored fondant! A wordless photoessay takes you through the steps to make this Mega Man cake. The technique can be adapted to other pop culture [...]

Weak and Feeble Robots Make The Best Teachers

The secret to learning from a robot, as discovered by two Japanese researchers, is to have it appear weak and feeble: Shizuko Matsuzoe and Fumihide Tanaka at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, set [...]

Ship Shape Pencil Case

  Ship Shape Pencil Case – $7.95 Are busy sailing gently through summer? Land ho! The start of school is right around the corner and you don’t want to miss out on the coolest school supplies. Get your Ship Shape Pencil Case from the NeatoShop today. No, this is not paper boat. It is just made to look [...]

Beer Bites Snack Bowl

Beer Bites Snack Bowl – $14.95 Have you been agonizing over what container you should use to serve your favorite beer time snack? Fret no longer! You need the Beer Bites Snack Bowl from the NeatoShop. This great porcelain container is in the shape of a cut in half beer bottle. Be sure to check out the [...]

Abandoned Pianos

If you have ever been fortunate enough to come across an abandoned piano, you probably recall how fascinated you were. Knowing how intricate, entertaining, and expensive they are, it’s sad to think of someone just giving up on a piano -even if it’s in terrible shape. The next best thing would be to see a [...]

Third Rock Fire Pit

Rick Wittrig designed this fire pit in the shape of our world, in which the flames arise from each continent (except Antarctica, where the fuel is). An artful metaphor? Here’s your Earth, add the fire, watch the wind, and keep some water ready. Each one is hand made, and for sale. Link  -via Laughing Squid

Why Don’t Valentine Hearts Look Like Real Hearts?

Heart image via Shutterstock Love is in the air today, and images of two-lobed hearts are all over everything: candy, cards, decorations, you name it. That the heart is symbolic of love and passion isn’t surprising. Ancient Greek and Roman thinkers, including Aristotle, thought the organ was the center of all emotions. Why the heart symbol [...]