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These Realistic Cakes Are Anything But Creepy. They’re Awesome!

These Realistic Cakes Are Anything But Creepy. They’re Awesome!

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I love cake, but my personal cake making abilities go about as far as "add 2 eggs." That's why making the elaborate cakes I see on TV or at the grocery store isn't in the cards for me. More importantly, that's why when I saw what Debbie Goard did with her "cakes" I was more than jealous. I was shocked...and hungry! Once an exotic cake maker, 46-year-old Debbie now specializes in creating the most realistic (re: creepy) cakes ever made. (Yes, THAT IT IS AN EDIBLE CAKE!) Debbie Goard “There have been stories about my cakes being on full display for hours before anyone realized it was edible. That’s pretty gratifying,” she said. Debbie Goard ...
You Definitely Need These 16 Awesome Gadgets In Your Kitchen. Right Now.

You Definitely Need These 16 Awesome Gadgets In Your Kitchen. Right Now.

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Grandma may love to tell you about how she churned her own butter and made her own bread every week, but times are changing. Now we want to see our selfies on toast. Seriously, there is a product that will let you do that. And it's just one among so many other amazing kitchen gadgets you'll be dying to have in your cabinets. Just in time for you to start writing your Christmas list.  1.) Shake, Rattle, And Roll Ice Cream Maker Hammacher 2.) Smokey the Silencer smoke detector remote Yanko Design 3.) Sauce Dispensing Chopsticks Oh Gizmo 4.) Selfie Toaster ...
Looking For Some Fresh New Art? This Guy’s Work Will Make a Mint.

Looking For Some Fresh New Art? This Guy’s Work Will Make a Mint.

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Since he started making art at the age of five, Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos has been fascinated by using non-traditional materials to create his portraits and landscapes, including candy and old cans. Today, the 34-year-old artist now lives in Orlando, Florida, and is best known for his celebrity portraits, and has created strikingly detailed images of pop icons using candy. Perhaps as atonement for the sugary binge, he's lately turned to a different material to create his work: toothpaste.  The paintings are large and consist of many layers; the layering helps Ramos create the color tones he needs, as toothpaste just doesn't come in some shades. He uses his fingers to apply it, but for very small details, he will use a (paint)brush. And the work is not withou...
These Are The 30 Best Swimming Spots From Around The World.

These Are The 30 Best Swimming Spots From Around The World.

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Spending all summer in front that box fan in your bedroom is probably getting a bit old, no matter how many times you do the Darth Vader thing with your voice. It's time to get out of the house and find some classier ways to beat the heat. Lap up all the luxury in one of the 30 best swimming options from all over the world. You may have to fly halfway around the world to try one of these, but it is probably worth it. Sure, a lot of these are a pretty pricey. At least staring at these pictures may force your body temperature to a lower boiling point. 1. Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel, Bali 2. Melissani Cave, Greece 3. The Camb...
These 25 Photoshop Attempts Are Utterly Ridiculous. Seriously, WHAT THE??

These 25 Photoshop Attempts Are Utterly Ridiculous. Seriously, WHAT THE??

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Theoretically, photographers should use Photoshop to touch up their photos in reasonable ways (adjusting brightness, fixing small blemishes, reducing red eye). What they absolutely shouldn't be doing is any of the nonsense you'll see in the list below. They took reality and twisted it into something horrifying. Each of these images were actually used. Either that or Ralph Lauren models are actually alien corpses. 1. The time Microsoft thought business was better with white dudes. 2. The time Toronto realized they didn't have enough black men in their magazines. 3. The time Ralph Lauren photoshopped a model into a skeleton. 4. The time Demi M...
Some of These Crazy Japanese Flavors Make Me Jealous. The Others? Not So Much.

Some of These Crazy Japanese Flavors Make Me Jealous. The Others? Not So Much.

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Japan is known to be pretty flamboyant about their snack flavors, but where they really shine is in their soda. Pepsi had a few flavor experiments in the U.S. over the years, such as the admirable "Pepsi Holiday Spice" from the early 2000s. Yet nothing that can touch what the Pepsi scientists in Japan are doing. Check out these Japanese Pepsi flavors: the good, the bad, the just plain bizarre. Pepsi Ice Cucumber Cool and crisp. Pepsi Blue Hawaii Apparently pineapple + lemon flavor = blue? Pepsi Black findingfukuoka 50% less sugar than r...
The Soul Box Camper Is The Pinnacle Of Glamping, Which Is A Thing Apparently.

The Soul Box Camper Is The Pinnacle Of Glamping, Which Is A Thing Apparently.

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While it’s true, they are “The Great Outdoors,” there’s a certain confidence we all have in the indoors that doesn’t require us to try and build it up in our minds so we can’t help but feel bad for not enjoying it. Everyone loves being indoors. Even if they love going outdoors, you don’t have to do any convincing to get them to come back in--unless it’s a really bad date. With The Soul Box, you can enjoy everything you like about the outdoors without sacrificing the perks of being indoors. Owning one makes for some glamorous camping or “glamping,” as it is actually called. Take a look! 1. The Soul Box by Studio Allergutendinge Studio Allergutendinge 2. Open t...
This Genius Figured Out How To Repurpose A Paper Bag Into Something Awesome.

This Genius Figured Out How To Repurpose A Paper Bag Into Something Awesome.

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As if you needed ANOTHER reason to love Starbucks, Taiwanese designer Mr. Zhou has come up with one of the most unique ways we've ever seen to always have your favorite brand on hand. Because if you really need your coffee fix, and can't imaging your world with the coffee giants of coffee giants, you'll always be happy... and properly caffeinated! Starting with a standard Starbucks bag, you'll surely be excited to get this project going. All you need is a pen knife, double-sided adhesive tape and of course, a Starbucks paper bag. With some cutting and folding, a totally awesome product will be completed in about 30 steps. Flatten the bag, then cut the it into fi...
I’ve Never Seen Anything So Horrifying, Tearful, And Beautiful. This Is The Stuff You Never Forget.

I’ve Never Seen Anything So Horrifying, Tearful, And Beautiful. This Is The Stuff You Never Forget.

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Now that the year will be quickly drawing to a close, we wanted to remember some of the downright insane things have have happened this year. From the deadly to the triumphant, 2013 has been filled with events that none of us will soon forget. Countless people were injured by bombings, civil uprisings and natural disasters. However, within that tragedy, humanity's beautiful true nature shone through. These are 28 photos that you simply must see before the end of the year. A couple mourns the loss of their home in Moore, OK. Nick Wallenda walks along a 2-inch thick cable suspended over a gorge. This demonstrator was shot by rubber bullets in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. ...