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All the Books to Read Before the Upcoming Movies Based on Them Are Released

We all know by now that Hollywood has too few ideas of their own -which is one of many reasons why they make so many movies based on books. The good thing is that most books are better than the movie remake anyway, so if you don't want to wait for the next Hollywood release, you can just read the story ahead of time and probably find something more enjoyable anyway. So want to get a jump on the 2017 movie releases? Then check out this list of all the books they are based on and then head to your local bookstore (or Amazon).

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A Few Places Every Hello Kitty Fan Needs to Visit

Personally, I never got the obsessed Hello Kitty fans. She's cute and everything, but I just can't understand wanting to own every single piece of her merchandise. But if you happen to be that kind of a HK fan, then you won't want to miss this list of places across the globe that every Hello Kitty fan should visit. From cafes across the world to Sanrio Puroland in Japan and even a beauty spa in the Middle East, you won't believe how widespread the love of Hello Kitty is. 

So check out the whole list here.

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Fascinating Facts About the Romans

We know a lot of things about the Romans given that much of our modern society is based on theirs, but even so, there are a lot of things people don't know about them and possibly even more misconceptions about their culture. Fortunately for those who want to know more and clear up the half-truths they might have in their head about the Romans, this Top Tenz article is here for you. It features ten interesting facts about the Romans ranging from whether Nero was believed to be the antichrist to the strange lives of the vestal virgins. 

So head over to Top Tenz to learn more.

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Family Posts Note Informing the World Why Their Dog is on the Roof

It's not every day you see a dog on someone's roof. Well, that is unless you happen to live near this house where the dog climbs up on the roof so often that his owners thought it appropriate to share a note with the neighbors letting everyone know that they are aware that the dog is up there and that it is, in fact, under supervision and safe. Unsurprisingly, it wasn't long before the note and pictures of the dog ended up on Reddit and now #hucktheroofdog is a bonifide internet celebrity.

Via Good

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That is Not a Happy Cat

So this is what happens when you shave a longhaired cat...with the exception of its face. Reddit user mebeim posted this image without any other context and I can't say that I need any more than that.

Via BoingBoing 

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The Bow Wow Challenge Dares You to (Pretend to) Live Large

This Monday, rapper and actor Bow Wow tweeted a little humble brag about flying to New York with a picture of a private jet. The problem? He was spotted on a very not private flight by someone who already saw the Tweet and called him out on it -and thus, the #BowWowChallenge was born.

The premise of the challenge is simple -show a life of luxury in the image, then show the reality. 

Sure it's petty, but isn't that what Twitter is all about?

via Complex

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Was Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino Actually A Ripoff?

Starbucks' legendary unicorn Frappuchino has already disappeared from stores, but it won't soon disappear from the minds of customers -of from the minds of its board members after the company has been slapped with a lawsuit this week. Brooklyn-based The End cafe filed the suit claiming that Starbucks copied their unicorn latte, which was brought to market over a year before Starbucks' creation. 

While the two drinks look pretty similar though, the Brooklyn version was quite a bit healthier than Starbucks' sugary creation, as it is made from ingredients like cold-pressed ginger, lemon juice, dates, cashews, blended with dried maca root, blue-green algae, and vanilla bean. The healthy drink quickly became The End's most popular creation so they filed for a trademark in January, which naturally doesn't bode well for Starbucks. 

So will Starbucks' big corporate lawyers beat out the little guy with a trademark? Only time will tell, but the corporation will almost certainly be more careful next time they release an outrageous concoction like this.

You can read more about the story at Thrillist.

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Check Out This Epic Rick and Morty Dominoes Set Up

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When the Cromulons decide to host a talent competition that doesn't just require singing, I think The Domino King might be Earth's only salvation when they start asking us to "show me what you got." Need proof? Just look at this epic 18,365 piece domino layout he created for Rick and Morty. It not only has amazing pictures from the series but reveals secret hidden messages from the show as it goes. Wubba lubba dub dub indeed!

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The Cheapest Places to Travel by Month

Want to cross a few dream destinations off of your bucket list but need to save some cash on the journey? Then you won't want to miss this Travel and Leisure article that can help guide you on the most affordable time to visit all number of popular destinations.

For example, did you know the best time to visit Berlin is in August? Or that Beijing is most affordable in June? Sometimes the most affordable time to visit also coincides with the worst weather, for example, I wouldn't want to visit New York in August when it's the most hot and humid. But that's not the case for all of the destinations -in fact, Los Angeles is quite nice in January when the worst weather you might hit is a rain storm.

You can check out the whole list of affordable destinations here.

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Finally a Fitness Class for the Rest of Us: Napercise

Some people live for exercise. Some people avoid it at all costs -but now there's a reason for those people to join the gym as well. David Lloyd Gyms in England have just introduced the Napercise class, which is essentially just a gym studio where people can take a 45 minute long nap.

The gym was inspired to start the course after a study revealed that 86% of parents said they were fatigued. We all know that getting enough sleep is important for your health, so why not get healthy at the gym with a nice nap workout.

You can read more about the new program at the Independent

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The Fondoodler is the Hot Glue Gun for Cheese

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Most kitchen gadgets are unnecessary (you really just need good knives, spoons and pans for the most part), but just because something is unnecessary doesn't mean it's not worth owning. The Fondoodler is absolutely worth owning, even if no one ever actually needs this in their lives.

After all, do you really need a "hot glue gun" for cheese? No, but don't you want to make ultimate nachos and pretzel houses held together with Swiss cheese? How could anyone say no to that?

You can get your hands on the the Fondoodler from Amazon.

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The Most Extreme Cities in the World

Do you know what the most populated city on Earth is? The city with the worst traffic? The city with the largest land area? The healthiest city? You might be surprised to know the answer to some of those questions. For example, the most populated city isn't New York or Tokyo, but Dhaka in Bangladesh. The worst traffic isn't in LA, but instead in Mexico City, which is actually the only country in the Western Hemisphere that ranks in the top five list for cities with the worst traffic. What about the largest and healthiest cities? You'll have to visit the link to find out -along with other record-holding cities. 

So find out more about the most extreme cities in the world at TopTenz.

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Some of the Most Amazing Places to Travel in the UK Outside of London

England and Scotland are beautiful countries with both amazing natural landscapes and wonderful historical towns. Despite that, most visitors to the UK head straight to London and many don't even make it outside the capital city. 

If you really want to see the best of the UK, get out of London and instead head to one or more of these 47 absolutely beautiful places from around the country

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Create Your Own Sci-fi Thriller With This Handy Plot Generator

Looking to write the next big alien thriller but need a few ideas to get you going? Then you won't want to miss this plot generator Wired created using two James Gunn films and two Ridley Scott creations. Of course, you could always use it like a Mad Libs game and insert your own ideas for plucky adventurers and terrifying boss aliens. 

Via Wired

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What Food Each State Looks for on Pinterest

Pinterest is a great place to find recipe ideas or even just incredible food porn, but people from different states have different obsessions when it comes to food and while Texans love searching for stuffed avocados, people in Alaska tend to seek out survival foods to get them through their harsh winters.

So what do people in your state tend to search for? Well, you can see the official results that aren't so well organized on Pinterest or see the full list alphabetized and a lot more clear over at Food and Wine.

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Fun Facts About Skittles

Candy fans can largely agree that Skittles are delicious, but did you know much more about them beyond that? For example, did you know that they have an amazing PR team that not only posts entertaining tidbits like "Marshmallows don’t dissolve, they just use hot cocoa to teleport to their homeworld" but also managed to shut down a Donald Trump Jr. analogy between the candy and refugees in the classiest way possible? And if you always felt like there were way too many yellows in each bag -you're right, there's more of them than any other flavor.

You can learn more strange and interesting facts about Skittles in this fun TopTenz article.

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This Company Rents Dapper-Dressed Alpacas and Llamas for Weddings

Want to have a memorable wedding and support a worthy cause? Well, if you live in Portland, Oregon or Vancouver, Washington you should get in touch with Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas. By renting a set of llamas or alpacas for your wedding you will not only have the best possible guests at your wedding, you'll also help support the group's therapy and education programs. Talk about a win/win. 

And these aren't just any llamas or alpacas pulled right off the farm, they not only come finely dressed, but they are perfectly trained for such respectable occassions. 

Still not convinced that a llama or alpaca couple will make your celebration the event of the year? Then check out the weddingllamas Instagram stream and see just how much they add to every wedding they attend.

Via Brides

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Nordstrom is Just Trolling Customers At This Point

In the last few months, Nordstrom has released an $85 rock in a leather holster and a $95 pair of mom jeans with clear plastic knees. Now they're really stepping up their game with a $425 pair of jeans that comes pre-dirtied with real mud.

The Barracuda Straight Legged Jeans are "workwear that's seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty." Because nothing says "I'm not afraid to get dirty" than paying for someone else dirty your pants for you.

If you really want to go all out, you can even buy the matching $425 jacket also covered in mud

Via ABC Buffalo

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This Pizza Dress is Anything But Cheesy

Believe it or not, costume designer Olivia Mears didn't make this incredible pizza dress as the most incredible prom dress in history. Instead, it was her incredibly impressive contribution to the Domino's Piece of the Pie contest. 

As you can see, she even went so far as to  create a special pizza box throne to rule over her minioins once she wins the contest -at least she's going to stay humble.

Via That's Nerdalicious

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A Pizza Inside A Burger Inside A Pizza?

We've featured a lot of pizza/burger combinations in the past, including a burger made inside a pizza, but this pizza inside a burger inside a pizza might be the pizza/burger mashup to end all others. Like the burger inside the pizza, this outrageous creation is the creation of Hellthy Junk Food and just watching the video might just be enough to make you gain a few pounds.

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Via That's Nerdalicious

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37 Local Food Specialties That You Can Get Delivered Anywhere in the US

No matter where you live, chances are you have at least one favorite place that makes something you could never get anywhere else. Except nowadays, many of these local specialtlies can be shipped anywhere in the US.

Buzzfeed has even taken the time to track down 37 of the most delicious regional specialties from all over the country that you can get delivered to you no matter where you live -like these Duck Fat Caramels by Olive and Sinclair in Tennessee.

While it's not on the list, I might also add Cincinnati's Graeter's Ice Cream, which my wonderful step sister delivers to my dad once a year.

So check out the rest of the delicious local treats over on Buzzfeed

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A New Addition to the OED: Sonic Screwdriver

Doctor Who has been a staple of British culture for over 50 years, and now it has officially infiltrated the language -that's why the Oxford English Dictionary will be adding the word Sonic Screwdriver to the newest editions starting in June. In the announcement, the OED joked that it only made sense given that the dictionary itself is a lot like a certain blue box in that it is "blue, much bigger than it looks from the outside, and ‘the gateway to everything that ever was or ever can be’…showing you the whole of the past (and much of the present) of the English language."

Sonic screwdriver isn't the first Whovian term to be included. Already in the dictionary are TARDIS, Dalek, and Cyberman. You can read the announcement on the OED blog.

Via The Mary Sue

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This Thrill Ride Will Change Speeds Based on How Scared You Are

If you go to a themepark with about 20 regular park attendees, it's entirely possible that every single one of them will have their own personal favorite ride. That's because what's mind-blowingly scary for one rider may be child's play for another. But innovative Dutch designer Daniel de Bruin has created a ride that will be just right for every rider.

Riders on the Neurotransmitter 3000 will be hooked up to a few sensors that measure a number of body factors, most notably muscle tension and heart rate. As the rider becomes more fearful and their heartrate speeds up, the ride will slow down and as they calm down, it will also speed up. For riders who feed on that fearful feeling, there is also an option to intentially increase the speed by contracting the arm muscle. Once the heartrate goes over 130 bpm, the ride will automatically stop.

Right now the ride is just an experimental prototype, but who knows, maybe you can one day head to the theme park and control your own ride speed and ensure you have a perfect experience every time. In the meanwhile, you can read more about it here.

Via Travel and Leisure

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Disney Movie Posters That Are Real Works of Art

Sure Disney movies are mostly made for child audiences, but they certainly have their adult fans as well and some of those fans are artists. Mondo art gallery decided to embrace these nerdy artists by putting together an art show of Disney movie posters created by 30 different artists. 

The films included in the show span over 80 years of Disney history. One of the artists, James Flames, even learned how to draw by tracing Uncle Scrooge’s beak and Mickey Mouse’s ears.

You can see more artworks from the show and read more about it on Mondo's website.

Via Wired

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The 25 Best Food-Related Seinfeld Moments

Seinfeld is famous for being a show about nothing, but ultimately, it's just the opposite -a show about everything. Every stupid thing that could happen in a person's everyday life could happen on screen and that's precisely what made it so magical. And just like in life, food played an important part in some of the show's most memorable moments. 

From Junoir Mints to Kenny Rogers Roasters, all you have to do is say the name of certain foods and the word "Seinfeld" and fans will immediately know what scene you're talking about. If you happen to be one of those fans, you won't want to miss this ranked list of the 25 best food-related moments on the show. Even if you disagree with the rankings (I do), it's still pretty hard not to love all the items on the list itself. 

So check out the whole list here.

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The McDonald's Sauce That Sold for $14,700

Who knew that holding on to your old unused McDonald's sauces was a worthwhile investment? One eBayer sure discovered the perfect time to sell his old Mulan Szechuan Teriyaki Dipping Sauce (available only back in 1998) and he ended up getting $14,700 as a result. Of course, this wasn't just luck -the sauce is more popular now than ever thanks to Rick and Morty's most recent episode that aired on April Fool's Day.

The team that makes the cartoon even made a petition on Change.org to bring back the sauce and it already has 20,000 signatures. It seems not everyone was willing to wait until McDonald's changed their mind and re-release the sauce though, which is why someone was willing to shell out some serious cash to get their hands on the lost sauce. Since that auction closed, another seller has put up a comparatively affordable listing for another package of the sauce that will only set you back $1,000.

Read more about the sale over at Eater or get your hands on one of the sauces at eBay.

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These Animals Had the Best Easter

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There's something so charming about seeing kids discover their Easter baskets and hunt for Easter eggs, but you know what's better than that? Seeing lions, monkeys and meerkats doing the same though is even better. The Werribee Open Range Zoo in Melbourne, Australia gave their wards some surprise Easter treats to keep them entertained on Sunday. Just try not to smile while watching these cuties.

Via Distractify

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Terrible Facts You Do Not Want to Know

All kinds of people wish they could go to space, but the reality is that the experience is awful and damages the bodies of even the healthiest people, which is why an average person will never be able to actually travel to outer space.

Feel bummed out by that? Well, it's only one of the ten horrifying facts you really didn't want to know in this article. Also on the list: rattlesnakes are evolving to lose their signature rattles and there are more slaves right now than ever before in human history.

So whether you need a reality check because you're just too happy or just want to be reminded how terrible the world is, don't miss this TopTenz article.

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The Cosplay Chef Cat

Cosplay, cats and cooking? It's a cute trifecta! Maro the cat is becoming a huge celebrity on Instagram as the page is constantly updated with adorable pictures of him in cosplay, most of which also include delicious plated meals.

You can keep up on the cute kitty's adventures on Instagram.

Via Eater

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The Worst Commercialized Coachella Merchandise

The concept of "cultural appropriation" is a hot debate topic in modern times, but this "Friend Finder DIY Kit" by Free People takes the idea to a whole new level with "Kantha fabric, a pole and marker to decorate, and feathers, beads, cord and leather to make your own unique flag." And that's just one of the awful corporate items designed for Coachella attendees

On the upside, the list does include a lawyer who has a whole page dedicated to Coachella, which is something a lot of festival-goers will need -especially if they're the type to sport this sweet marijuana flower crown.

So see all the ridiculous items over at LAist

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