Forget heading to the track to catch the horses, instead, grab your pets and some fellow pet owners and throw your own races right at home. Need a little inspiration? Here are a few great pet races:
This is one of the biggest pet racing sports around, in part because it’s sponsored by a major corporation: Wienerschnitzel. While smaller wiener races take place around the nation throughout the year, the biggest event, by far, is the annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals in California.
Here’s another pet race with a big company behind it –the National Chihuahua Races, which are sponsored by PetCo. Unfortunately, it seems the company stopped sponsoring the event after the fifth annual competition, which was back in 2009. Sorry all you Chihuahua owners, I guess you’ll have to just organize and participate in your own city-wide races instead.
While most small pet races involve putting the animals right on the track and letting them run wild, hamster racing more closely resembles NASCAR as the hamsters are actually put inside wheels that push along little tiny racecars. While not all of the races involve the cars –some just use balls, but the cars really do bring up the cute level drastically.
Oddly, while hamster racing is generally just a fun pet racing contest, it actually became a real gambling sport in England after a severe foot and mouth disease outbreak led to the cancellation of most horse races in 2001.
If you’re looking to get in on the action, PetCo hosts small, biannual hamster races in most of their stores, but if you’re planning to bet your paycheck, you’ll have to do it with your friends on the sly.
They were never meant to meet in the wild, but thanks to the magic of the zoo they can now interact with one another and the expression on the elephant's face says just just how happy he is about it.
Etsy seller Nerd Alert Designs is quite the geek fashion designer from dresses that look like Star Wars characters to scarves in the shape of your favorite scarves to cute fashions that take subtle inspiration from classic cult films.
While I'd love to wear the one above, I can't help but adore her dress inspired by Evil Dead too.
Stoyn is launching some amazing pop-culture inspired popsicles featuring characters like Freddy, Jason, Pinhead and Darth. But as great as they look, I can't imagine actually wanting to enjoy a bloody Mary or blueberry liqourice popsicle. At least the cheesecake one might be good.
Breaking Bad fans, there's only one episode left, so before we know what will happen in the end, it's fun to consider what will happen to everyone. I for one was particularly curious about what could happen to Skyler and if she was arrested, would she be convicted?
As it turns out, the same lawyer who asked if Tony Stark could get a DUI has also given his opinion on whether Skyler could be convicted for laundering money and aiding and abetting.
What would Disney princesses wear if they were cast in modern times? Sydney Emerson of Polyvore has some pretty good ideas and her selections are simply perfect -especially for Snow White.
Can't decide between your two favorite drunk foods and you're too darn jacked up to make a decision? Then why not get the best of both worlds and enjoy a pizzarito? In case you're wondering, it contains Italian-style tomato-filled rice, mozarella and the meats or veggies of the chef's choosing.
Worried your kids are going to be peer pressured to become vegetarians? Then show them just what a magnificent treat meat can be with these adorable and delicious-looking steak pops.
You don't have to find Nemo, just save him by throwing some money into his jar so he can breathe. Not a bad ploy for getting a few extra tips is it? For more clever tip jar ideas, don't miss this great Oddee article.
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