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12 Cat-Related Patents That Are Really Quite Bizarre

To visit Google’s patent website is to lose yourself in a black hole of totally weird wannabe inventions—a surprising number of which are for your feline friends. From toys meant to encourage exercise to systems that deliver live birds for food, here are 12 really weird cat patents. 1. “Method of Exercising a Cat” If you watch [...]

13 Deliciously Geeky Pies

We’ve featured all kinds of geeky cakes, and while they may be the easiest to decorate, they are far from being the only nerdy desserts around. Here are some geeky pies for the proud pastry-loving dorks out there. 1. Deadpie If you love Deadpool and pies, then you might want to try your hand at making this [...]

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 [...]

23 Writers Who Were Famous by Age 23

While it’s not as easy for authors to become famous at a young age as it is for pop singers, it’s still not unheard of for barely legal authors to find fame, success, and even fortune. Here are 23 authors who manager to achieve fame—though not always positive—by age 23. 1-2. Guptara Twins Date of Birth: November [...]

17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else

“Bladorthin the Grey” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Gandalf the Grey,” does it? Good thing J.R.R. Tolkien decided to do some name swapping. Turns out he’s in good company: here’s the story of Gandalf and other famous characters who experienced an identity change before publication. 1. The only Pevensie child [...]

Deviled Egg Chicks

Susan of Savoring Time in the Kitchen made these adorable deviled eggs that look like chicks wearing spectacles. The feet and noses are made from carrots and the eyes from olives and pimentos. She says that they’re ideal to prepare for children and grandchildren, but I want to eat them! Link -via Stacy Julian

Pirate Ship Pie

After you feast your eyes on Jill’s Pi Day pies, take a look at this one Neatoramanaut Julienne sent us: Apple "pie-rate" ship by Susan of Diamonds for Dessert blog: Link [...]

Plush Sleipnir

In Norse mythology, Sleipnir is Odin’s eight-legged horse and the son of the god Loki. Susan and Allen Crawford made this adorable plush of him for the infant son of a friend. Link -via Super Punch

Earrings made from the wings of insects

Sisters Susan and Sandy Smith have come up with an unusual business model – insect wing jewellery. “They’re beautiful. The way they shine and reflect …

The White House Prom of ’75

Remember the time you held a raging party at your house when your parents were out of town? Susan Ford did that, too. Except her parents were in Europe on Presidential business, the raging party was her senior prom, and her house, of course, was the White House. Susan Ford and her escort, William Pifer. © [...]