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This Beaver Went Christmas Shopping at the 99 Cent Store

Everyone gets so into the Christmas shopping rush this time of year -even critters. This cute little furball was discovered browsing the Christmas aisles of a Dollar General in Maryland on Monday. Unfortunately, he didn't seem to find anything he was looking for, so instead he just messed up some of the shelf displays and left. I guess they just don't sell quality wood at Dollar General. 

He was eventually caught by Animal Control and released back to a wildlife rehabilitation center -though I have to wonder if they would have let him keep shopping at local strip malls if he actually bought some items like a civilized creature. 

See more pictures of the busy beaver over at the Daily Mail

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Harry Potter Fan Theories That Totally Make Sense

One of the great things about the Harry Potter series is that it is detailed enough to be a great story, but still open enough that it allows for an entire world of fan theories, sequels and other additions. Ranker has collected some of the best fan theories in one place and some of them really are mind blowing. For example, are the Dursleys cruel to Harry because he has a horcrux inside of him and Horcruxes do make people inexplicably angry and hateful? Or were Neville's spells backfiring so long because he chose to use his father's wand rather than using a wand that actually chose him?

Check out the full list of theories over at Ranker


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I Can't Even Handle This Insane Giant McNugget

What's better than a twenty peice chicken nuggets? How about one jumbo nugget that takes two hands to hold? This video shows two different methods to make your McNugget dream a reality -though one is clearly better than the other.

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Of course, the problem with having a nugget this big is that your dipping sauce options are limited and I doubt most McDonalds will give you twenty sweet and sour sauces to pour into a large bowl for dippping.

Via That's Nerdalicious

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You Need This 3D Periodic Table Lamp

The periodic table is a work of art in itself, but putting a generic poster of the elements on your wall is a little uninspired. If you're looking for a particularly attractive way to display the elements, this Instructables creation is far more appealing. 

You can even make your own lamp over by following the instructions, but it's not particularly easy -and you're going to have to spend some serious time and effort to get samples to fill in the jars. In fact, the one in the tutorial only has 20 samples so far.

Check out how to make make your own here.


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The Bee Movie Sped Up Every Time Someone Says "Bee"

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The Bee Movie is hardly considered a classic film, but it's still one of those movies that everyone knows about, even if they've never seen it. And even without watching it, you probably know that they say "bee" a thousand times over. This ridiculous clip shows what happens when yo speed up the movie a little bit every time someone says "bee." It's seven minutes of insanity that's a lot more enjoyable than the original 95 minute film.


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These Birdhouses Are Decorated From the Inside

Everyone has seen nicely decorated birdhouses before, but have you ever seen one that looks good on the inside? Artist Jada Fitch takes plain cardboard boxes, decorates them on the inside, fills them with bird seed and then tapes them to her windows.

The result is a charming set of images featuring all types of birds in quite cozy cottages complete with furniture and birdie portraits. You can keep up with her newest works on her Facebook.

Via Incredible Things

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You've Never Been As Chill As This Husky

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Most dogs' natural instincts kick in when they hit the water, even if they're wearing a life jacket, but this husky is just too chill for that.  He may be failing his swim class, but he's winning at life. I mean, why waste energy swimming when you can just float on?

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Can You Spot the Queen In A Sea of Corgis?

We all know the Queen loves corgies and has a massive pack of them -so this image showing the queen lost among her sea of pups is entirely appropriate as far as hidden pictures go. This adorable image was created by the fashion website Stylight for Elizabeth's 90th birthday.

Can't find her? The Daily Mail has the answer for you.

Via Mental Floss


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This Admiral Akbar Soap is Not A Trap

Etsy seller Nerdy Soaps sells exactly what their name says -nerdy soaps. Among their many soaps are designs including video games, superheroes and horror movies, but their Star Wars designs are what really stand out -particularly this awesome Admiral Akbar soap. Who wouldn't want to scrub up with Jabba or Kylo Ren?


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The Disgusting Ways Actors Gained Weight

It's common knowledge that actors often have to gain or lose a few pounds depending on the roles they are cast in. But when they have to gain 30 pounds or more for a role -often in only a handful of months, the weight gain gets seriously intense. In fact, it seems that many of them resort to chugging melted ice cream just to get as many calories in as quickly as possible (though why Jared Leto thought it was neccessary to add olive oil and soy sauce into the mix is a mystery). The worst part is how often it doesn't even pay off. In fact, many actors went through all this suffering only to see their movies fail and be panned by critics and poor Ryan Gosling gained 60 pounds for the movie The Lovely Bones only to get fired since he didn't clear the weight gain with director Peter Jackson beforehand.

Read more about actors gaining weight for their roles at Mel Magazine.


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What Word Does Your State Most Often Misspell?

Even if you're a reasonably good speller, you probably periodically need a little help and Google is a great place to get it. Since everyone uses a Google search for spelling help now and again, it's not surprising they eventually compiled the data and made a fun chart out of it showing what words each state needs the most help with.

Here in my native California, we apparently need a lot of help with "desert," which is hardly surprising considering everyone is worried about the drought all the time. So what words does your state misspell the most?

You can see the whole graphic on Google's Twitter.

Via Mental Floss


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The Burger That Literally Explodes With Cheese

A burger bun pumped full of cheese sounds like heaven, but when you see it launch the cheesy goo in a stream that looks disturbingly pimple-ish way, it may just change your mind. 

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The burger, created by RawMaterialNYC is totally dividing audiences, with some mesmorized with the delicious cheesy filling -and others utterly disgusted with the zit-like visual that happens whenever someone bursts that bun open. What do you guys think? Nasty or nice?

Via Incredible Things

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Forget Tardis Dresses, Here's a Stranger Things Dress

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Kitty Cosplay understands that Will is the most iconic character in Stranger Things, so when she decided to do a cosplay based on the Netflix show, she decided to go as Will while he was trapped in the Other Side and communicated with his mother. The decision to throw the Demigorgon's arm through the wall really sells the terrifying side of the show. I have to wonder if she was inspired at all by this previous Stranger Things wall cosplay.

Via Fashionably Geek


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The $50,000 Thanksgiving Dinner

There are those that say you should always "go big or go home" and if you apply that logic to spending money, then you should have been in New York City today for the $50,000 Thanksgiving dinner. Restaurant Old Homestead is always a fancy affair, promising to offer guests "more opulence and decadence than the lobby in Trump Tower" and their Thanksgiving dinner is no exception.

So what does a $50,000 holiday dinner experience consist of? Well, it's not all food. You also get four tickets to an upcoming Giants game worth $10,000, a $5,000 a night room at the Waldorf with room service and breakfast in bed, limo service while in NYC worth up to $2,000 and a $7,500 Fifth Avenue shopping spree and a carriage ride through Central Park.

What about the other $25,000 or so worth of goodies? That's all food, baby. And your meal will feature a 20 pound free-range, organically raised turkey worth $85 a pound seasoned with spices imported from the Middle East and basted with $17 an ounce olive oil; stuffing featuring $465 a pound Waygu beef, $54 a pound foie gras and made from $46 a loaf sourdough from the UK; sweet potatoes topped with $1,600 caviar from the Caspian Sea; green beans prepared with $90 per pound ham; pumpkin ice cream topped with $4,200 a bottle rum-infused eggnog sauce.

Sadly, you know at least half the dinners will probably throw away at least half of their food because leftovers are so gauche.

Via Gothamist

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This Marshmallow Has a Blooming Flower in the Middle

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Remember the cronut? Well the genius behind that culinary creation, Dominique Ansel, has also developed a new and whimiscal creation that may not blow your mind flavorwise, but is certainly one of the most beautiful ways to enjoy a hot chocolate. That's because it features a marshmallow that blooms into a flower, only to reveal a chocolate truffle on the inside. Time to add this to your food bucket list.

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Italy Now Has a 24 Hour Wine Fountain

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Thirsty and away from home? Don't want to buy a drink? Well, up until now you're stuck drinking out of a boring old water fountain, but if you happen to be in the small town of Caldari di Ortona, Italy, you can always visit the wine fountain instead. That's thanks to the Dora Sarchese Vineyard, who wants the fountain to serve as road side attraction and filling station for thirsty religious pilgrims on the way to Ortona, where the body of the disciple Thomas is said to be kept. Something tells me it will also serve as a destination for wine pilgrims seeking to find something new and wonderful in the world of wine.

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Behold the Stomach-Bursting Glory of the 20-Pound Gummi Turkey

Thanksgiving is great, but cooking is such a hassle -especially when you want a sweet treat and not a big pile of savory boringness prior to getting to eat pie.  If you want to bypass all the trouble and get to the great dessert part, then you might consider investing in this 20 pound gummy turkey from Vat 19 -the masters of insane gummies. Best of all, you won't feel tired and worn down after dinner.

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As you can see in the video, it's a great main course in your all-candy Thanksgiving meal. Just pair it with gravy bubbles, chocolate chip cookie stuffing, gummy cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie soda and green jelly bean cassarole.

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This Man and His Cat Recreate Famous Movie Scenes and It's Wonderful

When a man loves a kitty very, very much, sometimes he has to celebrate that love in strange ways -no, get your mind out of the gutter, it's not like that! David and Sarah (his human partner and photographer) are the peopole behind the wildly entertaining Movie Cats Instagram

So far the couple has only done five of their movie parodies, but the couple promises that they will continue adding more pictures every few weeks. You can't blame them for taking their time either when you see the incredible amount of detail they put into every image.

So keep up with their adventures on Instagram.

Via The Dodo

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Products With Terrible Punny Names

Puns can be polarizing, some people absolutely adore them and other people groan and complain about them. If you're a punny person though, you won't want to miss this list of 15 great pun-based product.

The list is particularly handy if you have a pun-lover on your Christmas list. And if you are a pun fan that wants to share your obsession with your friends and families, you can even send out these delightful Christmas cards.


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Dog Pictures That Will Make You Feel Better About Life

We all have bad days -sometimes even bad weeks. When you feel down though, dogs can cheer you up and this Buzzfeed article is filled with all kinds of dog pictures sure to make you smile.

Yes, dogs are beautiful souls and their pure nature (and occassional stupidity) are all you need to cheer up.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm bookmarking this page to help me feel better on those truly terrible days.

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Watching Bears Scratch Themselves is Entirely Too Amusing

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Everyone occassionally gets that one itch they can't scratch -even bears. While it's annoying to deal with your own unreachable itch, it's quite delightful to watch bears reach for those scratches. 

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We Can't Even Fathom Eating This Jumbo Sushi Roll

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It's arguable about whether or not this is the largest sushi roll or ever as it has to compete against the longest (8,273 feet long) roll, but either way, it still is pretty damn impressive. This crazy beast was built by the Sushi Chef Institute for a Japanese Food Festival. You gotta admit that having sushi that's so massive it has to be cut like a cake is certainly a unique experience if nothing else.

Via Thrillist

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This Elephant Can't Understand Why This Girl Has No Trunk

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When we're little, we tend to think everyone and everything is just like us -until we learn otherwise from experience. This little elephant is going through just such a moment as he tries to understand why this weird human creature doesn't have a proper nose. Elephants rub each other's trunks the same way humans give hugs, so he's trying to show love -he just doesn't quite know how with this weird creature that can't trunk-hug him back.

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Plants That Are Straight Up Deadly

We tend to think of plants as innocent little nothings, but some plants can kill you in no time. This TopTenz list of deadly plants features some of the usual suspects like deadly nightshade and hemlock, but it also includes some surprises like oleander, which is a landscaping plant many people have without any idea of its dangerous properties. 


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10 Places You Can Visit for Under $25 a Day

Traveling is great, but it's also expensive -at least, most of the time. If you don't have a big budget though, you can still visit nice places. In fact, this Travel and Leisure article has 10 different places that will cost you under $25 a day to visit. Of course, you have to pay to get to the destinations, but the site was even kind enough to include an average cost to fly to the locales from either Los Angeles or New York City. 


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This Dog Trying to Eat the Bone in His Water Bowl is All of Us

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Sometimes we just want to believe there is something more out there -that if we just try a little harder we can finally get what we've been dreaming of for years. This sweet puppy feels the same way and he knows that if he just keeps trying, he'll get that bone at the bottom of his bowl eventually. 

Keep on reaching for greatness little guy, we believe in you!!!

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The Fastest Animal in the World is Just Plain Batty

Many people still think the cheetah is the world's fastest animal, but it's really only the fastest land animal. Until recently, the correct answer was the swift, but now even people who said that are inncorrect -the fastest animal on earth is actually the Brazilian free-tailed bat. The cheetah can go up to 40 miles per hour. The swift can go up to 62 miles an hour, but the free-tailed bat blows them both out of the water, traveling an incredible 99 miles an hour. There is one challenger to the bat's title though -peregrine falcons can travel 186 miles per hour, but they can only go that fast while diving. So if you're going by overall speed, the falcon wins, but if you only count straight forward movement that could be used for travel -the bat is your safest bet.

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Can You Tell if This is a Dog or a Cat?

The internet is going crazy wondering if this adorable fuzzball is a cat or a dog. It's so hard to tell with that fluffy face and grumbly mouth. I'm not going to give away the answer just yet, but I can tell you his name is Atchoum and he lives with his family in Canada -and here's another picture:

So which is he? Well, he is actually a cat, but not just any kitty. He's a Persian that happens to have hypertrichosis -aka werewolf syndrome.

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The Canadian Mint Was Robbed of 165K in Gold in a Very Uncomfortable Way

Leston Lawrence worked at the Canadian Mint for over seven years melting gold, purifying it and then testing it. The test samples are scooped out with a ladle and the resulting gold peices (about the width of an Oreo and three time as thick) are then returned to the vat. Or at least, that's how things are supposed to work, but Lawrence smuggled out over 22 of those pucks over the course of 3 months. He even set off the metal detectors while leaving the mint, but the smaller handheld detectors never went off. 

It turns out that Lawrence kept latex gloves and Vaseline in his locker and he smuggled the gold out in his backside. The mint's handheld detectors weren't sensitive enough to detect the gold inside of his body. 

Lawrence only got caught when a bank teller noticed he was cashing checks from an overseas gold buyer and that he worked at the mint. I guess they need some stronger metal detectors or a more hands-on approach if they want to stop this from happening again.


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Dogs Simply Don't Understand Lemons

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Some dogs are natural enemies of lemons and some just don't know what the heck to make of them. Love them or hate them though, watching dogs react to lemons is always enjoyable -especially when it's a four minute long video featuring multiple dogs freaking out about the sour, strange taste of the little yellow fruit.

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