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This Snake is All Smiles

Justine Kobylka is a snake breeder who specializes in making creatures with new and fascinating scale patterns. Her newest creation took eight years to perfect, and it has made her quite famous on the internet as she created a snake adorned with emojis. 

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A lot of people dislike snakes, whether because they think they look gross, because they aren't cuddly or because they don't seem as loving as other pets, but these smiley pythons might change some of those perceptions (though they still won't feel very cuddly).

Via PetsLady

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Insane Eating Challenges from Around the US

Do you have a stomach that can expand five times its size? Well, if you hope to beat any of these ten epic eating challenges,you'd better. 

Our own Miss C rounded up some of the craziest eating challenges from around the US -like the Dawg House Challenge at Dobb's Dawg House in New York. The restaurant features dozens of specialty hot dogs including outrageous ingredients like Fruitty Pebbles, bananas, marshmallows and a whole fried egg. Their food challenge includes eating twelve random hot dogs chosen by a roll of the dice. 

So read about the other eating challenges on the list (including the burrito up top) over on Mental Floss.

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The Weirdest Colleges Courses Around

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about wasting time on the internet -because you just can't figure out how to do it yourself? Maybe you're not an internet person, how about learning how to watch television? Whatever blow-off courses you took in school, they'll probably pale in comparison to the ones featured in this Travel & Leisure article.

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Pusheen Drawings Recreated With a Real Cat

If you've been on the internet, you've seen the adorable drawings of the fat cat known as Pusheen. What you might not have seen are real-life recreations of the precious pussy cat.

Thanks to photographer Julien Therrien, now you can see Pusheen in some truly fluffly glory. 

You can see the rest of these great photo recreations over at Bored Panda.

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The Polish Village Covered in Flowers

Zalipie is a small town in Poland that has a strange and beautiful tradition of painting flowers on just about everything -dating back from the 1800s. 

Of course, like all traditions, it had to start somewhere. In this case, it was because the locals started getting new furnaces with chimneys in the 1800s and women decided to cover up blackened walls in their homes with floral paintings. Eventually the tradition spread to other areas of the home and even outside the homes and now it seems the whole town is covered in flowers.

Even the trees have flowers painted on them!

See more pictures of Zalipie's floral paintings over at Travel and Leisure.

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This Kitty Just Found the Best Toy in History

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This little kitty just wanted to play, but her pup buddy was ignoring her -so she found a new fun toy to play with instead. Surprisingly, the dog doesn't seem to mind all that much even though it seems like biting and scratching on the testicles might be a little uncomfortable at the very least. 

Via Amazing Animal Tails

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This Epic Shaved Ice Dessert Feeds up to Six People

Bangkok's Luk Kaithong sells one of the most massive and beautiful shaved ice treats around. It features a Thai tea blend consisting of Ceylond Island Sri Lanka Tea, local Southern Thai Tea, Red Tea, Black Leaf Tea, and Emperor Oolong Tea. The tea and the ice are then topped with boba, whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk and sliced almonds. Impressively, the treat feeds 4-6 people and costs only $8.34.

Via Foodbeast

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Guy Makes Custom Hats for Toad That Shows Up on His Porch Nightly

Chris Newsome noticed that night after night, the same toad kept showing up on his porch. He loved seeing his toad friend every day and decided to help improve the little guy's life by adding a little flair to his style by making him stylish foam hats.

The toad kept coming back after he gave him the first hat, so Chris kept making him new hats every day. 

Maybe the toad liked getting to play dress up or maybe he just liked having a friend to hang out with every day, but either way, the two certainly have a strange and wonderful relationship.

Via The Dodo

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The Single Best Thing in Every State

We've posted a lot of articles featuring the best ______ in any given state, but all of those focus on a specific subject. If you've ever wondered what the absolute best thing in any given state is, you won't wanna miss this Thrillist article. I can't attest to most other states since I haven't lived in them, but the Pacific Coast Highway might very well be the best thing in California. And from what I've seen of Arizona, the Grand Canyon is pretty up there. And Maine lobster is pretty amazing too, though you don't actually have to go to Maine to enjoy it.

So check out the best thing about each state here and be sure to debate the accuracy in the comments section.

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Awesome Easter Eggs You May Never Have Noticed in Disney Movies

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It's pretty common knowledge that Pixar always includes a reference to their previous films in every movie, but did you know Disney likes to do the same? This fun video shows off some of the fun Easter eggs hidden in Disney movies like Beauty and the Beast, Moana, Lilo and Stitch and more. 

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This Parrot Can Perfectly Imitate a Baby

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This parrot must be around a baby 24/7 because he sure has all of those cries and wines down. To test how accurate his sounds are, I made sure to crank the volume up to see if my dog noticed -he is fascinated by baby cries. Sure enough, he sure fell for it, so it must be dead on.

What do you parents think about the bird's impression? Dead on, or dead wrong?

Via Incredible Things

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The Friendliest Cities on Earth

There's no doubting that some cities are more friendly than others. If you like friendly faces when you travel, then you won't want to miss this Travel & Leisure article featuring the twenty most friendly cities in the world. From Iceland to Tasmania, the cities are located across the globe, so no matter what kind of travel experience you're looking for, you're sure to find a place worth a visit. 

So don't miss the full list here.

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Magic May Not Be Real, But This School of Witchcraft Sure Is

Do you feel like you would have made a great witch or wizard if you just got that damned Hogwarts acceptance letter? Well good news! The Bothwell School of Witchcraft is now enrolling for a short, weekend-long course in August. Classes will take place in the Herstmoncuex castle in East Sussex and aside from teaching guests potions and necromancy, the school will also help students solve a murder mystery -which they obviously know about in advance thanks to the ancient art of divination.

You can learn more about the program on their website.

Via Travel and Leisure

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The Wonderfully Nerdy Shoes of Orion's Originals

These sweet Star Wars shoes might not match, but they go together perfectly. That's because they were designed and assembled by one-of-a-kind Etsy shoe seller Orion's Originals

Their shoes aren't all inspired by Star Wars -nor are they all heels. These light-up Ghostbusters sneakers look like they've been covered in ectoplasma. In other words, they've been slimed. 

And these mermaid shoes have a wedge perfectly shaped like a curvy tail that is sure to make the wearer happy to have legs to put them on.

Check out the rest of Orion's Originals shoes here.

Via Geek Girls

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Netflix Wants to Let You Choose the Ending to Their Shows

Remember how disappointing the ending for The Sopranos was? Well, a new Netflix technology is being released to allow you to change what happens on your favorite TV shows (at least, the ones Netflix makes). The choose-your-own adventure concept could make shows way more rewatchable, but it also could make them not quite as satisfying if all the shows you watch end up the way you want them to. Plus, it will hard to ensure the same quality of acting, directing and writing when everyone involved has to create multiple story lines. And, of course, the concept will make also make it harder to talk about with freinds since what you watched might not be the same as what they watched.

You can read more about the idea and how they plan to implement it over on The Daily Mail.

What do you guys think, is this a winning concept or just another marketing gimmick destined to fail?

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This Burger's Bun Is Made From Fried Brie

Some days you want to diet and some days you just want to eat yourself to death. When you want to watch your body's whole world burn, there is the EatFamous Burger from Holy Chuck Bugers. This marvelous monstrosity takes two full wheels of brie, breads and deep fries them and then uses them as buns for an already over-the-top burger that features four burger patties, eight strips of bacon, four slices of aged cheddar and a fried egg on top.

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Of course eating this beast isn't just difficult due to all the calories, but also because those two gooey cheese buns don't exactly make it easy to pick up and chow down. But a mess is a small price to pay for something this ooey-gooey good.

Via Food Beast

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Animals No Longer on the Endangered Species List

If you follow news on endangered species, it can get pretty depressing to see so many animals facing extinction. But not all news about endangered animals is bad news. In fact, on TopTenz, you can read about 10 animals who have been removed from the endangered species list -including the panda that has served as an icon for conservation of endangered species since the WWF chose the bear as their icon in 1961. And while we so often hear about poachers decimating rhino populations in Africa, their cousins in India have also been taken off the endangered species list in the last decade.

There might still be a lot of animals that need our help out there, but articles like this are a reminder that we can make a difference and bring animal populations back from the brink. So see the whole list over at TopTenz.

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More Stunning Capes and Scarves From El Costurero Real

We have previously featured the work of talented designer Alassie of El Costurero Real, but in our past article, we only showed her butterfly scarves and antlers. Since then, she has added all number of new fantasy-inspired clothing and accessories to her shop

The butterfly dress at top, the peacock cloak above and the bat wing cape below are all beautiful examples of her work.

Whether you're looking for hair accessories, cloaks, capes, full outfits, wedding dresses or jewelry, the shop is bound to offer some type of beautiful creation perfect for entering your own private fantasy world. See all of El Costurero Real's offerings here.

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Polluted Ghost Towns Caused by Environmental Disasters

Conservatives may hate the EPA, but it was created for one very good reason and that is that pollution and environmental disasters can not only destroy the planet, but everyone living on it. This All That is Interesting article shows just how dangerous pollution can be by featuring five different ghost towns that have been destroyed by environmental disasters. For example, Centralia, Pennsylvania, a small town that has been burning since the coal mines below the city caught fire in 1962:

While exact causes of the fire remain disputed, analysts agree that a 1962 fire tore through the town’s abandoned coal mines and has not yet stopped. Residents became aware of the fire decades later, and in 1984 Congress allocated more than $40 million to relocate Centralia residents — many of whom did not see the risk that the fires posed.

Then-governor Bob Casey condemned all Centralia estates in 1992, but backlash from Centralia citizens kept Centralia’s zip code alive until 2002.

So check out the full story of Centralia as well as four other cities destroyed by environmental disasters over on All That is Interesting.

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Seeing Spider Crabs Tearing Apart an Octopus is Nightmare Fuel

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Nature is as ugly as it is beautiful -and it's very, very dangerous. In this incredible video, you can see the horrifying mob violence that occurs when spider crabs get their claws on an octopus -and completely rip it open. 

One thing's for sure -the video will make you think twice before messing with these spider crabs.

Via Foodbeast

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The $120 Tasting Menu Based Around Beauty and the Beast

Hungry for a more immersive way to enjoy the new Beauty and the Beast movie? Then you'll want to head to Hollywood's The Bazaar to check out chef José Andrés' $120 ten-course tasting menu based on the film. 

Aside from delicious treats like the “Belle of the Ball” cocktail, an Enchanted Rose, a Chocolate Beast and Chip’s Sweet Chips, diners will also gain VIP admission to see the film at the famous El Captian Theater. 

It's a great date night plan for beautys and beasts alike.

Via Fodors

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A 1933 Version of New Order's "Blue Monday"

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In celebration of Blue Monday's fifty year anniversary last year, Orkestra Obsolete did a cover of the song using only instruments that were available fifty years before it was released -in 1933. Instruments used include a glass harp, a pump organ, a dulcimer, a zither and a musical saw. The result is surprisingly accurate and entirely unique at the same time.

Via Laughing Squid

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How to Remove a Stripped Screw

Just about everyone has had to deal with a stripped screw at one point and depending on how bad it's stripped, the process can be pretty simple or infuriating. Fortunately, thanks to Instructables, now you can try five methods to deal with a stripped screw, which should make the process a lot less frustrating. A simple rubber band can help in most cases, but sometimes you need something a little more extreme. I've actually had to use the "cut a notch" method before and while cutting the notch can be a pain, the removal afterward can be worlds easier.

So check out the full list of ideas on Instructables.

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Famous Pigs on Instagram

Pigs are surprisingly intelligent animals that make excellent pets. In fact, they're very similar to dogs as far as personality goes. And while porcines may not be as popular as pooches, they still have their loyal fans. 

This Mental Floss article by our own Miss C features 15 of the most popular pet pigs on Instagram. Aside from reading their individual stories on the article, you can also see their profile links to see more of their pictures and see just how adorably endearing a pet pig can be -like Bitsy the Mini Pig above and Kana the Surfing Pig below.

So see all the cute little piggies here.

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Celebrate Your Solar System With These Stackable Rings

Ever wish you could wear the world on your fingers? Well, why stop there? Why not wear the whole solar system on your hand (including good old Pluto)? 

Thanks to Etsy seller jamincjewelry, you can! The rings are stackable, so you can were as many as you want on each finger.

If that's not your style though, maybe you'd rather experience the phases on the moon hanging around your neck

You can see all of Jamincjewelry's beautiful designs here.

Via Fashionably Geek

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A Small List of the Crimes Committed By The Gang in "It's Always Sunny"

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is delightful to watch particularly because it's fun to see Charlie, Mac, Dee, Dennis and Frank do horrible things and continue to never grow from their experiences. Any fan of the show knows that while Charlie may know some bird law, the Gang as a whole seems to be completely unaware that they are constantly committing crimes -many of which are serious felonies. 

That's why this list of many (though hardly all) of the crimes on It's Always Sunny is so damn entertaining. It even includes the potential sentences for each of the crimes and unsurprisingly, if the Gang was convicted, they'd be spending a whole lot of time behind bars.

You can see the whole (very long) list here.

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Things You Might Not Know About the Eiffel Tower

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As a Neatorama reader, you probably already know a bit about the history of the Eiffel Tower, but there's still plenty you probably don't know as well. This Travel and Leisure article can help fill you in on a few of those secrets you might still find surprising.

For example, did you know that Gustave Eiffel didn't actually design the tower? Or that Hitler ordered the tower to be destroyed? And do you have any idea what's lurking below the tower's south pillar?

Learn the full details of these secrets and more at Travel and Leisure.

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Your Perfect Dessert Based on Your Zodiac Sign

We already covered what cocktails you should order based on your zodiac sign, but now you can find out what dessert you should be eating based on your birthday. Tablespoon put together the list of zodiac-based desserts, but while they all look delicious, I can't say that they're totally accurate. I know I (a Scorpio) might enjoy hot fuge icebox cake, but I know my Gemini BF would prefer something with fruit on it or even just a classic cheesecake to a chocolate cheesecake swirl bundt cake. 

So how about you guys, is your recommended dessert a winner or as off as a crummy horoscope?

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You Can Spend Your Retirement Wasting Away Again in Margaritaville

Parrotheads everywhere rejoice -Jimmy Buffett's famous Margaritaville restaurant chain will soon have a retirement home equivalent. Unsurprisingly, the senior-housing development will be built in Florida -Daytona Beach, to be specific. 

Known as Latitude Margaritaville, the home's residents will have access to the same amenities as traditional retirement communities, including a gym, pool and recreation programs, but also food from the Margaritaville restaurant chain, a beach shuttle and live music performances which will inevitably include a number of Jimmy Buffett impersonators.

The community’s 6900 homes will have access to a gym, a pool, arts and education programs, a beach shuttle, and a 200,000-square-foot shopping center. Model homes will be available in 2018. 

I think I know where my mom will be spending the rest of her retirement. If you're like her, you can sign up for updates on the official website.

Via Mental Floss

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Why You Shouldn't Let Your Cat Watch Star Wars

You always thought your cat was just begging for love in a pesky, annoying way when he circles around your feet. As this Oatmeal comic proves though, he actually watched Star Wars and believes he finally found a way to take down his oppressors. 

Via Nerd Approved

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