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These Pugs Look Like Easter Eggs

(Photo via Pugs in Costumes)

The Easter Bunny is a myth. It's just a happy story that we tell children. The truth is that Easter candy is delivered by the Easter Pugs.

Sometimes the Easter Pugs leave special treats on the hallway floor.  You don't want to eat those.

-via Daily of the Day

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Pop Culture Tea Bags

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Etsy seller Big Nerd Wolf makes tea hangers. These are paper attachments for tea bags. The arms of these figures hang off the edge of your tea cup, steeping the tea while making the bag accessible with your fingers. Also, they look cool.

The tea hangers are available for digital downloading. They include characters from Alien, Escape from New York, Star Wars, and The Legend of Zelda.

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Keith Haring Balloon Art

The late pop artist Keith Haring was noted for his simple human figures and forms. One of his more famous images is Five Dancing Figures, which he recreated in different colors and backgrounds.

Last year, the art magazine Garage Magazine asked balloon artist Robert Moy, the founder of the Brooklyn Balloon Company, to remake that famous Haring piece using only balloons. This time-lapse video shows Moy making his poppable pop art.

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-via Lustik

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Baby Penguin Jumps on Man's Belly

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In 2012, world traveler Joel Oleson visited Antarctica. He stayed at the Russian base on the frozen continent. While there, he visited a penguin colony that had 3 different species: Adele, Chinstrap, and Gentroo. He and the other tourists were not allowed to touch the penguins. But they could let the penguins approach them.

Oleson lay on the ground. A curious baby penguin explored him, then hopped on his belly!

-via Nothing to Do with Aborath

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Ornate Spock Wooden Table

To honor the late actor Leonard Nimoy, Andrea Nyilas made this wooden table. Nyilas is skilled in marquetry, which is the art of using wood inlay in surfaces to create images and patterns. For this piece, Nyilas used walnut, maple, ash, chestnut, and root. You can see process photos at her Hungarian-language blog (translation).

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This Magical Mop Moves on Its Own

The Komondor dog originates in Hungary, where it was a sheepdog. It looks like a sheep. Or, to modern owners, it looks like a mop. To complete the illusion, all that is necessary is to add a few props.

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-via Tastefully Offensive

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Technically Speaking, Wonder Woman Is Bulletproof

She's not as invulnerable as Superman, but small arms fire can't hurt her a bit. It just . . . nudges her. A little bit. Enough to be noticeable. And enough to annoy her.

Photoshop artist Kerry Callen rewrites classic comic books to show funny scenes. In the past, he's created animated .gifs of famous covers, depicted Batman as a hoarder, and shown what Superman is trying to do in his first appearance.

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Full Body Drum Kit

Yamaha is popularly known for producing two types of consumer goods: motorcycles and musical instruments. In an experiment called AH A MAY (Yamaha spelled backwards), the company switched design teams from its motorcycle and musical instrument divisions. Now the musical instrument designers were tasked with coming up with a motorcycle and the motorcycle engineers had to build a new type of musical instrument.

One of the musical instruments that resulted from this switch is the Raijin, which means "God of Thunder." It's a drum kit that wraps completely around the drummer's body. Rain Noe of Core77 points out that it looks like something you'd expect to use in zero gravity.

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Here's a video showing a drummer releasing thunder from the God of Thunder.

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15 Dog Shower Thoughts

Your human has placed you in the bathtub. Now water flows over your body, sadly removing all of the good scents that you have worked to hard to accumulate. It is a sad time. But it is also a contempative time. Let the water pulse over your body. Let your mind relax and reach new, previously unconsidered possibilities.

These are shower thoughts. The subreddit Dog Shower Thoughts is a place for your dog to submit his own. Jamie Jones of BuzzFeed illustrated 15 moments of profound canine wisdom.

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9 More Painful Truths about Having Long Hair

Cassandra is a cartoonist in Canada. She has long hair and sometimes draws about it. Flowing long locks can be beautiful. But, in reality, there's a price to pay for them. In the past, Cassandra has shown us the differences between the expectations and reality of long hair and painful truths about having it.

Now she shows us 9 more problems that people with short hair probably never think about.

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"Monster" Lucille Ball Statue Erected in New York

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Actress Lucille Ball, who was most famous for her 1950s show I Love Lucy, grew up in the town Celoron, which is in western New York. In 2009, officials erected a bronze statue to honor her. It shows a scene from an episode of her signature show.

The people of Celoron love Lucy. But they hate the statue. It's so ugly that they want it torn down. The New York Daily News reports:

"It looks like a monster," a Celoron man championing the cause told the Daily News. “It not only does not look like Lucy, it doesn’t look human. And at nighttime it’s even scarier."

He has a point. But look into the hungry eyes of that statue. Do you really think that it's safe to try to pull it down?

-via Jim Treacher

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Star Wars Time

This weekend, professional cosplay photographer David Ngo attended WonderCon, a fan convention in Anaheim, California. He took shots of great costumes worn by visitors, including this one that shows Adventure Time's Princess Bubblegum as Princess Leia and Marceline as Han Solo. At the end of every day, he uploads his best photos onto his website. You can view more top-notch cosplay from WonderCon here.

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Cadbury Scotch Eggs

We've previously featured a Scotch Cadbury Creme Egg before, but it's clear that Perry Santanachote of Thrillist has improved upon the concept. She made this beautiful-looking chocolate wonder by first freezing a dozen Cadbury Creme Eggs. Then she coated them with chocolate cake mix powder, followed by egg whites, then cocoa powder, and finally--this is the brilliant part--Cocoa Krispies cereal.

Santanachote deep fried each egg for about a minute or two. Pictured above are the gorgeous results.

-via First We Feast

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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The Ping Pong Door

Tobias Fränzel, a product and furniture designer in Berlin, calls it the Ping Pong Door. It's a functional interior door. An inside panel flips down to become a little ping pong table. Attach the net, grab some paddles and a ball, and you're ready to play!

This could be a great addition to a playful office environment.

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I Want to Attend Jackie Chan University

(Photo: Austin Ramzy/Kotaku)

And who wouldn't? It offers bachelors degrees and graduate degrees in awesomeness and butt-kicking. 

University Jackie Chan isn't real, but this photo (minus the Jackie Chan meme) is. Sichuan Normal University, a teachers' college in China, has a bus station on campus with this sign. It's not named after the famed actor from Hong Kong. This name is probably the result of a computer-generated translation. You can read more about it at Kotaku.

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The Dr. Seuss House--A Towering Home in Alaska

(Photo: Jovell Rennie)

It's an oddly-shaped towering structure that looks like the product of a children's book illustrator, not an architect. That's why local residents call it the Dr. Seuss House. They explain that it was built shortly after a forest fire stripped the area of trees. That deforestation gave the owner a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside.

But the trees grew back. So the owner built another storey onto the house. The trees grew higher, so he built another one.

The eventual result was this elaborate tower stretching into the sky. You can see more photos and a video of this wonderful house at Colossal.

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Medical Student Uses Candy to Illustrate Anatomy

Mike McCormick is a man of both art and science. He's a medical student at Glasgow University. He's learning anatomy and physiology in detail. He's also teaching the public about these topics at the same time. Candy Anatomy is his ongoing project to diagram the workings of the human body using candy. For example, in the above collage, McCormick uses cookies and what appear to be taffy strips to show the flow of waste through the large intestine.

It's "eye candy." Get it?

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12 Cool-Shaped Islands around the World

(Photo: Jason Thein)

The islands are smiling at you!

The left eye is named Mamutik. The right eye is named Sulug. The big grin is named Manukan. Together, these three islands in Malaysia are sometimes called the Smiley Islands. They're part of a national park and are a popular location for scuba diving.

When on Earth rounded up photos and information about 12 islands that are shaped like recognizable objects, such as a crocodile, a seahorse, a boomerang, and a slice of pizza. I want to visit the pizza island in the Azores.

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X-Wings Is a Great Cars Parody

Disney's 2006 animated movie Cars was a huge hit, so it's no surprise that the company has turned it into a franchise that includes 2 sequels and 2 spin-off movies featuring not Cars, but Planes.

What other vehicles should Disney's Pixar unit tackle next? Pedal boats? Zambonis? Street sweeper trucks? Those might work. But since Disney now owns Star Wars, it might as well produce a movie showing living X-wing fighters.

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Big Bee Studio produced this parody of Cars showing Rebel Alliance X-wing fighters cracking jokes, singing songs, and, most importantly, destroying the Death Star. Opposing them is a TIE fighter with the voice of Darth Vader.

-via Nerd Approved

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Shopping List

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Get a chocolate latte and you've crossed all three items off the list at once. Add some creme de menthe to that latte and you've added the power to forget. It'll work! He's already smiling.

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You Can Turn an Old Piano into an Aquarium

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The above fish tank is not unique. It is apparently a common craft. Recyclart rounded up photos of several old pianos turned into aquariums. Some of them, such as the one in the video below, remain playable as electric pianos. You can read about one man's experience building one here, which includes this inevitable story:

The kids in the neighborhood would come visit me to see the work in progress. The typical response was, "Cool, but why?"

Some people will never understand.

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90s Cartoon Characters Reimagined in Live Action

Would you watch a live action verson of Arthur? There has been a live action Tick, but it used human actors. What would it be like if 90s cartoon characters were depicted more literally? Loryn Brantz of BuzzFeed, who previously showed us Disney princesses with realistic hair and where the cast of Arthur is now, shows us real life versions of these classic cartoon characters.

-via Incredible Things

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Dog Helps Wash the Dishes

Baron is a German Shepherd who lives at Hill Country K9, a dog training and boarding business in California. He is a highly skilled dog who helps around the house. Watch Baron help his human load dishes into the dishwasher.

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-via Huffington Post

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Funny Coffee Prank Has People Freaking out over Nothing

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Comedian and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had a great idea. He asked viewers to play a simple prank on people in their lives: offer them coffee, then say “April Fools” or “I did nothing to your coffee.”

This immediately raises suspicions. “What did you do to my coffee?!”

Absolutely nothing.

-via Huffington Post

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High Fashion Bread Bags

There’s a pile of pancakes that look like a Chanel bag, grilled cheese sandwiches that look like a Prada purse, and a fancy Louis Vuitton baguette. They’re Bread Bags, a new project by artist Chloe Wise. They look good enough to eat, but no amount of real syrup will make these hotcakes edible. They’re made of oil paint, urethane, and metal attachments.

-via Foodiggity

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Children’s Books Inspired by Game of Thrones

A young child may not be ready to watch Game of Thrones. If you’re under the age of 50, it could be psychologically damaging because the story is so disturbing. For such younger audiences, there are children’s book versions. Monique Steele of BuzzFeed photoshopped 7 covers of famous children’s books to give them Game of Thrones content.

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Three Women inside a Car Lip Sync Hits from the Past 70 Years

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Shae-Lee Shackleford, Lana Kington, and Madison Lloyd are SketchShe, a comedy troupe in Australia. In a funny and well-produced video, they lip sync top songs since the 1940s, changing costumes every few seconds. It’s really well-made and performed. They do everything including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by The Andrews Sisters (1941), “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana (1991), and “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus (2013).

-via Blame It on the Voices

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Underwater Engagement Shoot Is Romantically Enchanting

Shawn-Marie and Adam operate Love and Water Photography, a studio in Maui, Hawaii. They've developed a unique specialty: underwater engagement shoots. The photographers capture tender moments as the couples swim underwater, lovingly embracing and kissing. They're simply beautiful.

-via Huffington Post

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Message on Car Window Secures a Kidney Donor

Christine Royles, 23, of South Portland, Maine needed a kidney. She took a spot on the national waiting list for a donor kidney, which is over 100,000 patients long. The odds were bad, so in an act of desperation, she wrote a message on the back of her car asking for a kidney.

Ashley Dall-Leighton saw it and responded immediately. The Portland Press Herald quotes her:

“I looked over,” says Ashley Dall-Leighton, “and I go, ‘Oh, my God, that’s the saddest thing I’ve ever read.’ And he’s like, ‘What?’ And I read it out loud, and he said, ‘Did you get the number? Text her right now.'”

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April Fools' Day Breakfast

It looks like a fried egg and French fries. But it's not. Redditor dwimback's breakfast is actually yogurt, a canned peach, and apple slices. 

Which would also taste good.

-via Twisted Sifter

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