Kuku Kube

Kuku Kube is a game of perception. All you have to do is select the square that’s a different shade from all the others. It starts easy, of course, and becomes more difficult as you go along. And yeah, you will be timed. The highest score I got was a 30, but I might have done better with my glasses on.  -via Buzzfeed


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Boxes Make a Kitty Maze

Cats are so easily entertained! If it fits, they sits. And in this video, they sits in an arrangement of open boxes. It's a labyrinth filled with play opportunities. Watch the Japanese cat Taro and his friends enjoy what ordinary boxes can offer.


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Beat the Odds at the Casino

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Bill Zender is the ultimate gambling insider. The former professional card counter, dealer, and casino floor manager shares his secrets—and explains why the best paying machine is always the ATM.

1. Identify the clumsiest dealers.

Zender estimates there are fewer than 100 professional blackjack card counters in the world. If you happen to be one of them, you might nab a 1.5 percent advantage. So save your energy, Zender advises; instead keep an eye out for the sloppy blackjack dealer who will accidentally flash the face-down card. Zender once made a living exploiting this, keeping a notebook of 35 weak dealers from 16 different casinos. The strategy is called “card holing,” and it can give you a 6 to 9 percent edge over the house. (That’s like standing in front of an ATM that spits out twenties!) The best part? “It’s totally legal,” Zender says. “They may throw me out of the casino, but they’re not going to arrest me.”

2. Keep your eyes on the prize.

Lately, casinos have sexed up their table games with bikini-clad dealers and resident pole dancers. These places are called Party Pits, and on the surface, they look like Vegas being Vegas—booze, sin, skin. But look closer. While all those twirling legs keep you distracted, you’ll probably fail to notice that the casino trimmed the payouts at these tables from 3/2 to 6/5. Meaning that a $100 bet wins only $120, compared to the traditional $150. This essentially doubles the house’s edge.

3. Know when to say when.

The house always enjoys a 5 percent edge at roulette. You have a decent chance of winning that first spin. And the second. And the third. But if you were to play roulette forever, the house would take away all your chips. Every casino has calculated the point at which they are guaranteed victory, and that magic number is 30,000 hands. (This is why they lure us back with lobster and luxury suites.) So if you’re winning, stop.

4. Exploit the laws of nature.

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Human Claw Machine

Claw arcade game machines are good for only one thing: eating children. They rarely pick up any prizes because the claws are too weak to hold any object heavier than a feather.

This variation, though, looks more profitable. It requires a human child for operation. Go get one. I'm not going to ask where you got it. Just get one and come back.


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Once you have the child, strap it into the harness. The child's arms, though weak compared to an adult's, are strong enough to grasp a large amount of loot.

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It's Peanut Butter and Jelly Socks Time

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Show your love for America's favorite sandwich with these Peanut Butter & Jelly socks by Sickest Socks in Akron, Ohio. One foot can be creamy peanut butter and the other can be grape jelly.

Don't be jelly, get a pair of your own. Just be careful of toe jam! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

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Bear Cubs Wrestling

In 2011, photographer Jeff Molyneaux recorded two bear cubs roughhousing at Yosemite National Park. This Vine is a clip from a longer video.

We must maximize the bear cub cuteness by giving them bubble blowers and Nerf bats.

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A Father’s Dream

The whole time they are growing up, parents can’t help but speculate on what their child will end up doing with their life. There may come a day when you settle on the dream that's best for your child and everyone around him. This is the latest fantasy from Lunarbaboon.

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Spider-Man Knocks Himself Out To Entertain Kids

Performing as a costumed character at birthday parties can be a tough gig, and when you show up dressed as a superhero you’d better be prepared to wow the kiddos with some sweet superhero moves.

But when you’re performing for peanuts you should avoid bodily injury at all costs, because most companies who hire out costumed characters don’t have injury insurance for their employees.

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A springy fellow in a Spider-Man suit discovered how hard it is to act like a webhead without falling flat on your face as he tried way too hard to keep his young clients entertained. Next year they'll be hiring Batman instead...

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Hugging Avocado Couple Is Totally Adorbs

Hanna Dovhan, an artist in Kharkiv, Ukraine, makes wool sculptures that make the ordinary extraordinarily cute. This avocado sculpture has already captured the attention of the internet. Two halves make a romantically adorable couple!

Hold them together to kiss!

May you find an avocado half for your life, too.


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The New New Yorker II - It Makes A Great Fry Swatter


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When the New New Yorker magazine approached Bender about being a cover model he told them he didn't have the time, but when he saw that they were offering a lifetime supply of beer and a brand new pair of Clamp Blockers Mr. Rodriguez couldn't resist. He'd modeled once before, serving as the poster bot for Mom's Mechanical Failures magazine, but this shoot felt more important somehow, so Bender made sure to wear his fancy pants to the studio...

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Xenostapler

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This is what happens when you get bored at your office job. Let’s hope Bruno Mosconi Ruy’s boss has a sense of humor when he sees this video go viral. There was a suggestion for improving the monster, but I don’t know how you’d make that work in moving pictures. -via reddit


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What The Avengers Actors Looked Like as Kids

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Avengers, assemble! Specifically, assemble in a line by the classroom door. Black Widow is the line leader today. Proceed to the lunchroom to hear an announcement by Principal Fury.

These photos allegedly show what the actors who play the Avengers looked like when they were kids. I suggest that in the next movie in the franchise, the villain reverse-ages the characters so that they are all 6 years old. We need a Marvel version of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Rascals.' 

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9 Real Disguises Used By Internationally Acclaimed Undercover Reporter

Ghanian reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas has played a wide variety of roles during his career as a journalist, and his undercover mission to uncover the truth about African criminals is the stuff of legend.

However, this mission has also put a huge bounty on his head, so Anas can't show his face in public, a fact which forced him to wear a mask during a 2013 TED Talk where he spoke about some of the disguises he has worn while working undercover.

mental_floss has put together a revealing story about Ghana's greatest undercover reporter for an upcoming issue of their magazine, and they've shared nine of the disguises Anas has worn, with the story behind each bust, to tide us over until the issue comes out.

From homeless man to sheikh, peanut hawker to paper bag on the side of the road, Anas has played each role so convincingly it's a wonder CONTROL hasn't scooped him up yet!

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Dating in 2015

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Dating--it's a meat market out there. And you've got to meet someone. That's why four students at Leiden University in the Netherlands invented Tender. This art installation comments on the modern dating scene by showing a slab of meat continuously swiping through simulated profiles on the Tinder dating app.


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Cors Brinkman, Jeroen van Oorschot, Marcello Maureira, and Matei Szabo made the sculpture for a class project. It will be on display at Radion Amsterdam this Saturday.

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Twin Peaks Diner To Be Restored For New 18-Episode Series

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It's time for black coffee and cherry pie lovers to rejoice!

For the new David Lynch-directed season of cult classic Twin PeaksTwede's Cafe in North Bend, Washington, AKA the 'Double R Diner," will be restored. The diner's interior was destroyed in a 2000 fire and is now being restored to look like it did in the original 1990s series.

Original actors from the show, Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee, revealed this tasty bit of news at the recent Crypticon in Seattle. Shooting for the new Showtime series --which was announced will be 18 episodes long-- begins in the Pacific Northwest in September. It will feature new music by Angelo Badalamenti.

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That’s a Good Dog

The moral of this story is that if you give a dog some meatballs, he’ll do anything for you. I don’t know what that has to do with banking, but it’s a cute story from a Thai bank ad.

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(Checks tranlastion) Oh, the moral of the story is that a small investment can pay off big in the future. I didn’t get that the first time around because I’m not particularly savvy about finances. -via Daily Picks and Flicks

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Fangirls Travel the World to Photograph Their Favorite TV and Movie Locations


The Walking Dead, Atlanta, Georgia

The fangirls at Fangirl Quest have a mission: to screenframe their favorite TV shows and movies across the world. That means that they take iconic shots from these visual stories and frame them within photos of the locations where they were shot.

These fans, who are from Finland, began their quest with a 2013 road trip across the United States and into British Columbia. They've also extensively documented scenes shot in the UK. It's an ongoing and fun project for them to compose and us to watch! Their subjects include Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Star Trek, and Forrest Gump.

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Art Takes Over Real Life

Lorenzo Castellini calls his series Art Lies. It's all about "great masters having great times." The subjects of famous paintings, such as Picasso's The Young Ladies of Avignon, invade real life, which is the only place where they can relax and party. Castellini made his images by carefully cutting out paper copies of people and objects in these classic paintings, then juxtaposing them over people that he meets in public. The resulting photographic collages can be both funny and alarming.

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Adults Eat Things They Used To Eat As Kids

Childhood is a time of discovery and learning, and as we grow up we learn what we should or shouldn’t put into our mouths.

We usually arrive at these conclusions when we're chomping down on a rotten piece of fruit or eating something gross that triggers our revulsion reflex, and that bad food memory makes us pay more attention to what we eat in the future.

As we get older and leave those days of discovery behind us it’s fun to take a look back at the way we were, and wonder how the heck we could have eaten such strange things as a child.

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BuzzFeed presents a tasteful video with a self explanatory title- People Eat Weird Things They Used To Eat As Kids. Hopefully you won't find this trip down memory lane to be too revolting!

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The English Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it's always a good idea to eat a balanced breakfast -and this English breakfast pizza by Instructables user ivytoad certainly meets that criteria. You have your bread and grains, your fruit and vegetables, your protien and dairy. Sounds healthy to me!

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A Pox On The Phony King Of England - God Save The Toons


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Robin had started a revolution, revealing that the tyrant Prince John was nothing but a cowardly lion beneath all the pomp and posh robes. And yet they called Robin a hood, denounced him as nothing but a punk and a squatter living unlawfully on the king's land, but the people of Nottingham knew better. They knew a scoundrel when they saw one, and with Sir Hiss as his advisor the people were even more wary of the Prince's treachery. But Robin wasn't alone in his quest to dethrone the dummy, and with some big help from Little John and the fair Maid Marian he would rock the kingdom and spread the wealth.

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A Short Animated History Of Weapons

They say ever since man discovered he could club his fellow man to death with a rock he's been making bigger and deadlier weapons on a daily basis, but I say man learned to strangle and bite before he went clubbing.

We’ve come a long way from the good old days of slings and stone axes, and our ability to create bigger and deadlier weapons has helped shape human history, for better or worse.

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The Atlantic created an animated short that succinctly reveals the evolution of weaponry, using data from the book A History Of The World In 100 Weapons by Chris McNab. The minimal animation probably won't blow you away, but you'll have plenty of dates to drop at your next NRA meeting!

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Horror Movies That Seemed to Actually be Cursed

If you're even a little familiar with film history, you know there are a number of films that people have claimed to have been cursed -the most famous of which is perhaps Poltergiest. While some stories are simply urban legends, other production histories are so frought with accidents you have to wonder if they truly were the subject of a hex. The stories seem even more creepy when they involve horror flicks, which is why this Flavorwire article featuring 10 jinxed scary movies is so darn intriguing. 

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24 Really Strange Scientific Studies

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Can pigeons distinguish between good and bad art? Does a full bladder make you more confused? Is yawning contagious …in tortoises? John Green tells us about scientific research that makes you want to scratch your head, but often the aim is to determine ideas -or even parts of ideas- that aren’t evident on the surface. Another question: does John Green have as much trouble saying “dental floss” correctly as I do?


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Cute or Cringe-Worthy: Little Hamsters for Your Cups

Many things seem like a good idea as long as you don't actually put much thought into them. These adorable hamster cup accessories certainly fit into that category. After all, hamsters are simply precious and watching one climb into a cup is cute as all heck -but that doesn't mean you want to drink out of a glass adorned with a rodent. If the deeper concept doesn't bother you and you simply must have the cute, they can be yours for a very reasonable $2.50 each -though shipping from Japan can add up quickly.

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If You’re Happy and You Know It

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A guy sings a duet with his cat Chaninho. You’ll recognize the song, even though it's sung in Portuguese. "If you're happy and you know it, say meow." Chaninho has his part down perfectly.  -via Daily Picks and Flicks

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Funny And Clever Panhandling Signs

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Panhandlers are an inherent part of civilization, getting by on donations they cull from charitable folks with an outstretched hand and a plea for spare change.

It’s uncommon to see a panhandler that doesn’t use a sign to help garner donations nowadays, and those signs range from the stereotypical “need a buck for a beer” to the heartstring tugging “hungry homeless vet”.

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But there’s one kind of panhandling sign that has proven far more effective than the rest- the funny sign.

Everybody appreciates a good laugh, and those funny signs often change the way people see panhandlers, helping them avoid becoming an invisible part of the city streets.

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Homelessness and poverty are absolutely not laughing matters, but making the best of a bad situation can often mean the difference between getting sneered at or getting donations for those in need.

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Amazing Movies That Were Never Made

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There are tons of movies out there that make you shake your head and wonder "how did they actually green-light something that stupid?" But sadly, there are also tons of movies that should have been made that just weren't. For example, while John Carter was a great movie, but an animated version that would have predated Snow White as the first full-length feature film could have been even more amazing and may have even changed film history.

Learn about nine other awesome movies that should have been made in this TopTenz article, or just watch the video above.


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The Last Words of 24 Famous People

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.

Some are funny, some touching, some fitting. Always interesting. The final words of 24 famous people.

“I’m bored with it all." -Winston Churchill

“Love one another." -George Harrison

“I love you, honey. Good luck with your show.” -Desi Arnaz (said on the phone to ex-wife Lucille Ball)

“Is everyone else alright?" -Robert F. Kennedy

“I’m going away tonight" -James Brown

“That's funny" -Doc Holliday (Looking at his bare feet. As a gunslinger, he always thought he would die with his boots on.)

“Is it not meningitis?" -Louisa May Alcott

“Water" -Ulysses S. Grant

“This is absurd, this is absurd." -Sigmund Freud

“Okay, I won't" -Elvis Presley (Replying to his girlfriend who told him not to fall asleep in the bathroom.)

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Sweet! A Solid Chocolate Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker

The All Chocolate Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker

Hold onto your sweet tooth, a design student in London has made an all-chocolate Nike Air Max 90. Milan Miladinov created the sneaker at a time when the iconic running shoe is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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The all-chocolate version of the shoe was created by using a silicon mold of the Nike Air Max 90. Miladinov painted the inside of the mold in order to better recreate every line of the shoe, poured a bunch of liquid chocolate into it, waited 15 hours, and came up with this.

Thanks, Lucas Mast! photos by Milan Miladinov

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