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Best Geeky Yarnbombs

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For those unfamiliar with the term, yarnbombing — also known as yarnstorming, guerilla knitting, or urban knitting — is like graffiti mixed with photobombing. Instead of spraypainting messages and artwork on walls, people knit or crochet directly over public fixtures. Diapers for naked fountain babies. Crocheted caution tape. Bolas hung over tree limbs. Octopi attacking streetlamps.  (The editor’s personal favorite.)  Entire cars covered in form-fitted car-blankets. Car-clothes. Yarn-paint? Whatever. It’s the new, weird form of graffiti. There’s even an International Yarnbombing Day. …

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Facebook Bought Instagram: 10 Weird Companies I Would Have Bought Instead

Facebook Bought Instagram: 10 Weird Companies I Would Have Bought Instead

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Facebook just finalized its acquisition of Instagram for $735 million dollars (lower than the previously estimated one billion due to Facebook’s plummeting stock prices), and some people are scratching their heads.  Purchasing another company just aafter going public is a practice that some would deem questionable, and the fact that Instagram has no business model and no earnings to show for their large user base makes the decision even more uncertain. This post, however, isn’t about the Instagram acquisition.  This post is …

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Date A Geek: 5 Blow Your Mind Reasons To Do It

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Geeks traditionally do not fare well in the dating pool, but maybe they have been treated too harshly. The geek personality actually has a lot to offer when it comes to relationships. Next time you are looking for a new partner, don’t dismiss that cute geek who is showing interest in you. Here are five compelling reasons to date a geek. 1. Geeks Are Good Listeners   Geeks are predominantly introverts. Although introverts might struggle to get noticed in today’s world of …

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10 Reptile Cakes: Snakes, Lizards, and a Tortoise

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Reptiles are awesome, but they aren’t usually eaten by people.  (At least where I live.)  Whether this is because they are awesome or because they look icky is irrelevant, since this post is about reptile cakes.  If you weren’t into this kind of thing, then you wouldn’t be here, so I’m going to skip the justification of a reptile cake and jump right in. These reptile cakes include snakes, lizards, and tortoises, and are divided into categories as such.  Unfortunately for tortoise …

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10 Incredible Houses on Wheels

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The overactive imaginations of designers have created amazing portable domiciles. Ideal for the nomadic homeowner, these great houses on wheels enable you to change location without sacrificing the comfort of your home. Why move house when you can simply move your house? Removal firms pack your bags; your days may be numbered. 1.  Derek’s Dinky Domicile via Placed on the market in 2009 for $34,000, this tiny house on wheels was built by dexterous Derek from salvaged Cedar, Douglas Fir and Redwood. …

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6 Weird Gecko Facts You Never Needed To Know

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Geckos are one of the only green things on earth that crawls on ceilings and eats insects, the other being your mom’s version of meatloaf.  (Forget manners – I don’t want to die.)  You probably know a couple of things about geckos, but these six weird gecko facts are probably new to you, and they’re utterly pointless.  There’s really no reason for you to read this, but there was also no reason for you to stay up all night watching the royal …

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10 Sea Slugs Beautiful Enough To Be The Next Miss Universe

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Sea slugs can be ugly and unpleasant to hold, but some of their relatives are much more pleasing to the eye.  (This might also be the case with your family members.)  When you’re under the sea, anything is possible!  By anything, I mean “beautiful” and “slug” being in the same sentence.  Yes, these critters may look like shell-less snails, but they are a ton of fun to look at and will give you a greater appreciation for the weirder things in life! …

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10 Astounding Claw Machines To Stuff Your Money Into

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Claw machines do one of two things.  They either ruin a childhood or they ruin a financial standing.  In the former, parents are smart enough not to keep wasting money on the claw machine.  In the latter, parents are suckers for the alligator tears and end up pulling a Squidward.  (Click the link if you didn’t get the reference.) These ten astounding claw machines make throwing away your money more fun than it was before, and with less vomiting.  The police are …

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