When you play fantasy RPGs either in a video game or in a tabletop setting, you know just how critical it is to have the right potion on you when you need it. Just because they may not exist in real life though doesn't mean there's no benefit to wearing it around your neck.
If you want to enjoy a little more magic in your life, then you should check out the Aether Brewery jewelry collection on Etsy. They have healing, mana and renewal potions in both earring and necklace varieties, so no matter what kind of potion you need, they have you covered.
Most of the tree trimmers I've hired act like they've fallen out of a tall tree one too many times, so I'm looking for a new way to trim trees that doesn't involve people charging me to mangle my trees.
This self-propelled chainsaw contraption shared on Instagram by Hand Tool Rescue seems like a step in the right direction, and devices like it may someday put tree trimmers out of business.
Denny's is one of the only restaurants open 24 hours a day even on Christmas, it's the place where teenagers go to drink coffee and eat french fries for hours, and in keeping with the American diner tradition Denny's is always affordable.
What started out as a donut shop called Danny's Donuts that opened in Lakewood, California back in 1953 has grown to become Denny's- one of the largest and most successful restaurant chains in American history:
The 24-hour doughnut shop grew quickly, expanding to a larger menu and roughly 20 locations by 1959, and changing its name to Danny’s Coffee Shops along the way. But the founders worried that the mini-chain was at risk of getting confused with nearby Coffee Dan’s, so they switched one letter to create the Denny’s we know today.
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The Grand Slam Breakfast debuted in Atlanta in 1977 with a name inspired by legendary baseball player Hank Aaron, and the Grand Slam has been about the same price my entire life- which is probably why it's Denny's most popular dish.
When Denny's says they're "always open" they mean it, and their 24-365 status almost became an issue when most of the restaurants decided to close for Christmas back in 1988:
When almost all the Denny’s locations closed for Christmas Day in 1988, many stores realized that they didn’t have any keys, or even locks, since they never used them. All told, 700 of the 1221 restaurants needed to get new locks installed for the holiday.
We've seen sexy vegetables, sexy Gandalf, and sexy fake news Halloween costumes. Since it's obvious that you can make a "sexy" Halloween costume out of anything, why not make a costume out of the costume itself? That is, the Halloween costume kits as they appear hanging on the store shelves this time of year. That's what Jamie Kruger did. You can see more photos at the link. The biggest problem I can see is lack of hands, because you must have a way to break a fall if you're going to wear those heels, or at least hold a cocktail. Is this overly meta, or just stupidly clever? -via Boing Boing
Corporations have used their power and wealth to harm customers for profit in the past, and while this harm isn't as direct as a knife to the gut or brass knuckles to the chin their ability to harm with impunity makes corporations the ultimate weapon.
New York-based artist Tom Galle took the idea of corporate weaponization literally when he created a set of sharply satirical weapons shaped like brand logos for his series "Corp Gear"- the ultimate arsenal for corporate thugs.
Now corporations like McDonald's, Facebook and Nike can take class warfare to the street in style, fighting their way to increased profits by killing the competition.
Cats are strange and inscrutable creatures, and trying to figure out their behavior or what they're thinking is like trying to solve the problem of world peace- it may be possible but nobody has done it yet.
But it appears the vet who came up with these clever explanations for cat behavior is on to something, and their explanations seem way closer to the truth than the opinions of so-called cat "Experts".
Imgur user ItsJayOrDan was visiting his local vet one day when he noticed some comics by Adam Ellis pinned to the cork board, and under each pic was an explanation of common cat behaviors which prove this vet really knows their stuff.
Now that this brilliant vet has begun revealing the secrets of felinekind we may someday truly understand the furry little savages living in our homes, but until then we need to keep our kittehs happy and avoid their traps at all cost.
An HVAC guy in Plant City, Florida, tracked down a disconnected duct in a house he was working on last month and discovered a secret room in the attic above the garage. The video contains some NSFW language.
After having the video up for a day, people were fascinated by it and started sharing it and a man came to me with information about the room and who lived there. He told me of a boy named R.J. Moore and his mother Dee Dee Moore, better known as the lottery killer. Later, someone sent me more screenshots of the plates that were hung in the secret room confirming they belonged to Dee Dee Moore. I'm not sure what the secret room was used for, but if I had to guess I would guess it was from hiding out from the police."
Dee Dee Moore was convicted of the 2009 murder of lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare. Although the story is intriguing, I haven't found anything to confirm whether the house in the video was Shakespeare's home or the property where his body was found, or anything saying that Dee Dee Moore ever hid from police. It's possible this was a cubbyhole for someone who just didn't want anyone to know he'd started collecting crime memorabilia. -via Laughing Squid
Kids shows aren't known for their attention to detail, nor do they normally care about continuity errors or plot holes, and even though they've gotten better over the years show creators were terrible about these things in the 1980s.
So many 80s kids shows left giant plot holes unexplained that we can discuss all the disconnects until the cows come home, and speaking of cows- was Barth's Burgery on You Can't Do That On Television actually serving beef?
Whatever Barth was serving up made the kids sick on a weekly basis, so you'd think they would have stopped eating there, but I guess they were sick of slime.
And speaking of sick- Gargamel chased the Smurfs because he wanted to eat them, and even though it was never fully explained it seems like Smurfs must be pretty tasty if Gargamel was willing to go to so great lengths for a Smurf Sandwich.
80s Kids looking for a regular meal could pay a visit to Punky's Place, where a teenage Punky Brewster fulfilled her dream of running a restaurant and sold sammiches and such instead of going to school.
So why would a kids show let their main character play hooky? Because any show that features a dog wedding as their final episode clearly had no idea what kind of message they were trying to send to kids!
Ever wish you could cosplay in the comfort of your own home all while getting nice and cozy? Then you'll love these adorable princess dress blankets by Etsy seller CHCreations4U.
If you can crochet, you can get the patterns to make your own almost immediately, but otherwise you'll have to message the seller to see if there's any chance she may custom make you one of these blankets. Alternatively, there's always plenty of other crafters on Etsy that may be willing to put the pattern together for you.
Thousands of people had something to say about it, but they weren't complaining about the original post. They wanted it back! And they want to know more about Ramona. Some assumed that Ramona is a cat, but I believe Ramona is a toddler who loves cats. Anyway, the error was the kind of wholesome nonsense the world needs when other social media errors are not only embarrassing, but often erroneous news or incitement to rage. -via Mashable
I'm surprised more people don't have pet snails in their home considering how cool SpongeBob's snail Gary is in the cartoons, but the lack of pet snails is probably due to the fact that most people don't like slimy pets.
It seems like just yesterday when we found out the Lunarbaboon family was going to welcome another child, and now she's old enough to have role models. I can attest to the importance of role models for little girls. Every time we met a woman pediatrician, she'd soon find another position in a larger city. So my youngest decided she wanted to grow up to be a waitress, because that's the job she saw women doing. Luckily, she discovered Jane Goodall during grade school. This is the latest comic from Lunarbaboon.
If you have to come up with some elaborate plan that costs you lots of time and money just to get the person you love to agree to marry you then they're probably just not that in to you- or you didn't spend enough money.
But before you spend your life savings on a crazy proposal, and before you do something to your body you can't undo just to make the proposal more personal, take a note from this Mr. Lovenstein comic and stay single!
Some birds are so smart they can not only learn to speak like a human- they can also teach other birds how to speak.
And when these chatty birds escape from captivity they take their ability to imitate human language with them, and before you know it their new wild bird friends are asking for crackers and screaming curse words from the trees above.
According to ornithologist Jaynia Sladek from the Australian Museum birds that are natural mimickers hear birds saying human words and can't help but want to imitate these new sound cues:
Some birds are so smart they can not only learn to speak like a human- they can also teach other birds how to speak. And when these chatty little birds escape from captivity they take the knowledge of how to imitate human language with them, and before you know it wild birds are asking for crackers and screaming curse words from the trees above.
Wild birds are able to quickly learn from the chatty ex-pets and as a result, start picking up new words and sounds. The remnants of the language are often passed down to offspring. “There’s no reason why, if one comes into the flock with words, [then] another member of the flock wouldn’t pick it up as well,” Sladek told Australian Geographic.
By definition First Person Shooters are supposed to play out in a first person perspective, meaning the player should feel like they're actually pulling the trigger and mowing down the bad guys.
But there's something not quite right about "first person" perspective in FPS games, and as this Hejibits comic by John Kleckner shows the problem is your eyeballs aren't in your chest- they're in your head where they belong.
And not your torso head either, your actual, top of your body on top of your neck head...unless you're a mutant...hey, maybe every FPS video game character is a mutant!
Nurses have to use syringes all day long, so it's no wonder that when nurse Kimberly Joy Mallo Magbauna decided to start painting during her free time, she opted to use a tool she had already mastered at work.
Her cool creations require filling syringes up with paint and then squeezing it onto the canvas in thin, controlled splatters. The results are beautiful, intricate and entirely unique.
It's hard for fashion designers to make their clothes stand out on the crowded racks without taking drastic measures, and those who are dying to stand out keep creating outfits no sober person would be caught dead in.
Raubdruckerin translates to "pirate printer", which is a fun way of describing their process of using cool looking manhole covers from every city they visit as printing plates.
First they clean the manhole cover, then they apply a lacquer to the cover and press a garment or bag onto the design, creating a really cool looking garment or tote that is also a memento from cities around the world.
Modern life has it's own horrors, I suppose. Still, there's nothing wrong with a good, scary yarn told around a fire. You've got your back to the dark, your best friends are close by, the night is full of wildlife sounds and dark shapes flying by… it's the perfect time for a bit of a thrill. No one expects the tales to be true, but fact-checking only ruins the fun on such an occasion. My guess is that the stories will grow better now that his batteries are running down. Pass the s'mores, please! This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.
Digg is going all out for the new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery, which premiered last night with one episode on CBS-TV and another on the streaming service CBS All Access. Here's a roundup of reviews. They gushed about the artistry of the opening credits, which you can see here. And since there are people -mostly young people- who haven't seen much Star Trek over the past fifty years, they have a viewer's guide to catching up on all 600 hours of Star Trek in TV and film (or at least the hours worth watching). Here's the order list:
Star Trek: The Original Series The Animated Series Star Trek: The Motion Picture Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Territory The Next Generation Seasons 1-7 Star Trek: Generations Deep Space Nine Seasons 1-5 Voyager Seasons 1-2 Star Trek: First Contact Deep Space Nine Seasons 6-7 Star Trek: Insurrection Voyager Seasons 3-7 Star Trek: Nemesis Enterprise Star Trek (2009) Star Trek: Into Darkness Star Trek: Beyond
It's easy to forget cartoons weren't created just for kids to watch, nor were they meant to tell strictly silly-slapstick-nonsensical stories devoid of serious emotion, but animators have never forgotten about their roots.
And it seems no matter how silly the show animators always make sure to include at least one episode that gives us all the feels.
Remember when SpongeBob's snaily friend Gary ran away from home because SpongeBob forgot to feed him?
The episode was sadly relatable to anyone who has ever had a pet run away, and when SpongeBob sang the "Gary Come Home" song there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
Then there was that episode of Rugrats entitled "Mother's Day" that talked about Chuckie's dead mother- this particularly poignant episode was probably lost on the kiddies but definitely left their parents reaching for a tissue.
And even though Adventure Time has presented us with plenty of emotion-filled episodes the episode "I Remember You" revealed that the Ice King took care of Marceline when she was a kid and thereby made me sob like a little creampuff.
We all know that the earth is a disc carried on the back of a turtle. There are supposed to be four elephants in there, too, but maybe they are just covered with mud. This real-life turtle is carrying his share of earth, that's for sure! There's even a poem about it.
"See the TURTLE of Enormous Girth" "On his shell he holds the Earth." "His thought is slow, but always kind." "He holds us all within his mind."
You might try to guess how this turtle ended up with the earth on its back, so redditor assa7iq did some digging.
Right? Everyone's just making jokes and I want to learn how this happens. I'm asking my herpetologist friend.
Edit - answers! I asked how this happens-
"Some turtles can hibernate for a year. Not all, but some. Probably long term hibernation. He probably had a little cavern of some sort. And due to the soil moisture it collapsed on him as he was getting out."
Then I asked if there's any good reason to leave all that on him-
"No good reason, no. He probably just woke up and has a tortoise bedhead. (If anything it's bad, because it lowers the amount of surface area is hit by sunlight for basking)"
Tortoise bedhead is more reasonable than the flat earth theory. -via reddit
We've all been there: Deliver a joke, some little bit of unexpected humor… or so you think. But it falls flat (hey, at least it rhymes). That's bad enough even without the diss that follows. I had to laugh, even though I also felt sorry for Gary. The caption under this comic from Jake Likes Onions is "Gary just wants to be liked."
I don't name my houseplants because I have a bazillion of them. But we had shrubs named Bob and Steve. Bob died last year, so I think his replacement will be named Gary.
These days the world expects men to have the perfect figure just as much as women -only six packs are out and dad bods are in. But the dad bod isn't obtainable by everyone. Some skinny men will never be able to put on those sexy curves.
But now there's an alternative for those who can't get their own hairy belly and it even provides you with storage space as well. Unfortunately, the Dadbag isn't available yet, but it soon will be and finally it will make your dreams of a DiCaprio-style belly a reality.
In the meanwhile, you can get an eyefull of these brilliant accessories over on the Dadbag's Instagram.
Have you ever found yourself so strapped for cash you've considered doing something drastic, like committing a crime, visiting a loan shark or selling one of your organs on the Black Market for some quick cash?
Most of us find ourselves so strapped for cash it stresses us out from time to time, but things usually work themselves out before we do something we'll regret.
However, I've always wondered how much I could get for a kidney or an eyeball if I was forced to sell, or how much my family can get for my heart when I die, and it turns out these organs are worth a lot more than I thought.
A kidney can fetch $200,000 on the Black Market, and 75% of Black Market activity involves kidney sales so you could say it's their all-time best seller.
Your corneas are worth a pittance in comparison, a mere $24,400, and surprisingly the heart is worth a little over half a kidney (around $119k).
At that price you'd be better off selling bone marrow- that stuff's worth about $23,000 per gram, and your body must have quite a few grams of marrow to spare, right? *wink*