The Melbourne-based food artist shares pics of her work on Jacob's FOOD Diaries blog, Instagram and Facebook, where she also shares some of her experiences in the kitchen with the funny little guy who inspired it all.
Trail cameras are set up to give rangers and scientists a way to track animal movement in the area or spot a rare and reclusive species, but they also give us a glimpse at how animals act when they know no humans are around.
Don't you love getting a Christmas card with a fun holiday portrait from your friends and family this time of year?
Even that melon-headed cousin of yours sends out a pic of their adorable family that makes you want to squee because their kids are so cute these days you wanna eat 'em all up!
Now in case you're wondering- these photos aren't from my melon-headed cousin, he's got more of a casaba melon thing going on with his pointy head, and they aren't from your cousin either.
These extra fresh portraits are from Max Siedentopf, and they're his sweet way of wishing you a Horribly Happy Holidays.
Max's photo series pokes fun at the sterotypical nature of most holiday photos, but if the sarcasm doesn't register just think of them as a holiday photo set from a family in the Witness Protection Program.
Secret Santa gift exchanges are a great idea on paper, and when the game is taken seriously by every participant and actually goes smoothly it's a fun way to surprise your co-workers with a little something special.
But the odds are stacked against a Secret Santa exchange going smoothly, especially in large offices where there are so many potential "gifts" sitting on every desk.
And, as this comic from Amir Khan shows, the gifts we receive from our Secret Santa are far too often for everyone but the recipient's enjoyment, leaving us feeling a bit Grinchy.
The typical soft and smiley snowmen just don't seem appropriate for a year as messed up as 2016, so it's no surprise there have been way more horror snowmen going around the net this year than ever before.
Humans should know better than to get involved in a fight between any wild animals, but an eel vs octopus battle sounds like something even sharks would avoid at all cost!
When snorkelers in Hanauma Bay, Oahu came across an underwater scrap between an aggressive moray eel and an octopus they stuck around and filmed the fight, but then the eel set its sights on the cameraman...
National Geographic shared the video online and asked marine biologist George Burgess from the Florida Museum of Natural History for his reactions to the video, which can be summed up in one quote- never piss off a moray eel.
In the last five years SantaCon NYC has gone from being a fun Christmas-themed costume party in the streets to a full blown night of drunken debauchery and mayhem that would make Krampus proud.
And this year the drunken SantaCon crowd took their crusade to ruin Santa Claus for all children to the next level- by raiding and robbing a bar in New York's East Village neighborhood.
According to Paul O'Sullivan, owner of the One and One pub, a group of bad Santas entered the pub's lower lounge area around 2 p.m. and "managed to storm in, rob all the booze, smash up all the glassware and steal all the Christmas decorations," causing $5,000 in damages.
The Warriors is one of those classic movies that's hard to pin down- it's a dystopian action thriller that also perfectly captures elements of life in the NYC in the 70s and 80s.
But it's also a drama with a heroic underdog story, and certain scenes are downright terrifying, thereby giving it a horror edge.
But in the end The Warriors is a movie about street gangs, and 21 distinctly different gangs appear on screen in the movie, from the top dog Gramercy Riffs to the lowly Warriors, who are just trying to live long enough to make a name for themselves.
(The Gramercy Riffs) In the hierarchy of street gangs, The Gramercy Riffs are at the very top. And it’s their leader—Cyrus—who organizes the midnight summit in Van Cortlandt Park that sets off the plot.
(The Warriors) The titular gang from Coney Island set the pace and plot of the film, as they attempt to make their way from the Bronx to Brooklyn after being framed for the murder of Cyrus, The Gramercy Riffs’ leader. Unfortunately for The Warriors, they’re being pursued by the rest of the gangs on this list.
Most of the gangs in the movie, like the Riffs, Rogues and Turnbull AC's, are based on real life gangs, while other, more far out gangs like the Baseball Furies or The Hi-Hats, are there to give the movie a sci-fi edge.
(The Rogues) “The Rogues” is an appropriate name for this Hell’s Kitchen crew, as they operate by their own set of rules. It’s their leader, Luther, who is the real shooter, and also the first to point the finger at The Warriors. Luther also has a knack for offering up some of the film’s most memorable catchphrases. Though actor David Patrick Kelly has long been credited with improvising the now-famous “Waaaaarriors, come out to plaaaay” line, he insists it was Hill. “I’ll take credit for the bottles and how I said it,” Kelly told Entertainment Weekly in 2012. “But I remember him kicking in the lines.”
(Turnbull A.C.'s) The Turnbull AC’s are easy to recognize for two reasons: They’re all bald, and they ride around the city in an old bus. It’s that same bus that the gang uses to try and run down The Warriors shortly after the summit breaks up (the Turnbull AC’s are the first group The Warriors must face off against).
(Baseball Furies) The Baseball Furies take their identity seriously, with each member decked out in a Yankees-style baseball uniform. Which may not seem all that frightening ... until they whip out their baseball bats.
(The Hi-Hats) The SoHo-based Hi-Hats might be the best proof Hill has got that he intended for The Warriors to be a fantasy film. Because clowns are scary, and mimes are not.
Horses can be pretty silly when they're feeling hoofloose and fancy free, and they get even more squirrely when they have an animal buddy around to join in on the fun.
But they won't let just anyone see their playful side, and it seems some horses actually have a super duper silly side they don't even let their humans see- a wearing a chicken as a hat kinda silly side.
Nancy Elwood caught her horse hanging around with one of the chickens and couldn't believe her eyes, but according to the mare in the next stall the two do this sort of stuff all the time- and she wants in on the fun!
Tortoises enjoy tactile sensations; rubbing, scratching, that kind of thing. So when we go in there with them and we’re engaging with them – we’ll kind of rub their shell, scratch their head a bit and when we do that, they extend that neck out and they’ll look like they’re enjoying it a little bit and that’s just something we do to interact with the tortoises on a daily basis.
Everybody loves having a steaming hot mug of cocoa during those cold winter months, but over the years the convenience of always having instant hot cocoa mix on hand has taken a lot of the flavor out of our mug.
These instant mixes also include lots of unnecessary additives and preservatives that further muddy the flavor, so Alton Brown decided to take hot cocoa mix back to basics with this recipe:
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch process
2 1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon fine-grain salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pinch (or more to taste) ground cayenne pepper*, optional
Hot milk or water to serve
Combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, milk powder, salt, cornstarch and cayenne in a large airtight container. Secure the lid and shake vigorously to combine, and remember to shake prior to every extraction.
To serve: Place 2 tablespoons of the mix in a mug and add about 2 fluid ounces hot water or milk. Stir to combine. Fill the mug with more hot water or milk and enjoy.
But the guy in the photos above should have known better than to post his Spartan Race pics on Facebook because his friends work in the visual fx industry- so they spirited him away from the Spartan Race and into a Photoshop Battle.
Having your smartphone stolen can make you feel paranoid, angry and sad about losing the irreplaceable files on the phone, but Dutch filmmaker Anthony van der Meer used the theft as a learning experience.
Because, unbeknownst to the thief, Anthony had installed spyware on his phone so he could monitor the phone and follow the thief wherever they went, thereby inadvertently helping him create his short film "Find my Phone".
Anthony decided to set the trap and make the film after his first phone was stolen, which led him to investigate smartphone theft and make a startling discovery:
In the Netherlands, 300 police reports a week are filed for smartphone-theft. Besides losing your expensive device, a stranger has access to all of your photos, videos, e-mails, messages and contacts. Yet, what kind of person steals a phone? And where do stolen phones eventually end up? The short documentary ‘Find My Phone’ follows a stolen phone’s second life by means of using spyware.
Revolving doors are generally only found on the front of hotels and big buildings these days, so I'd always assumed they were there to help people with luggage or briefcases easily enter the building.
But they were created to be so much more than just a convenient way to enter a building- they're a clever way to regulate a building's air pressure and temperature, and thereby cut down on energy costs:
When revolving doors replace swing doors, they can save up to 30 percent in energy costs, or as Rockefeller University explains, “267 BTUs of heat energy, roughly equivalent to 1.3 hours of light from an incandescent lamp, 4.3 hours of light from a compact fluorescent bulb or .06 miles of fuel for an automobile.”
Some people have a really hard time following step-by-step directions that are perfectly illustrated with photos, so these instructionally challenged people find IKEA furniture builds to be virtually impossible.
To be fair, even folks who aren't that bad at putting stuff together find the minimalistic instructions included with IKEA furniture hard to follow, and the little man taunting them on every page isn't helping.
So imagine what a total mind-melting freakout of a time you'd have trying to build IKEA furniture while on LSD? (NSFW due to language)
The shoppers are out there scrambling around to get their shopping done in time to give out the gifts and lick their coupon paper cuts until next year, and they are full of stupid questions.
It's not their fault, they've been told since they were kids that "there are no dumb questions, just dumb answers", but that theory is easily disproven by a question that serves to redefine the meaning of stupidity.
There are stupid questions, and asking a stupid question does make a person look like a bit of a twit, but this man's question about how a bathroom works is, well, primordial? What's a better word?
When it comes to creating formulaic TV shows predictability is the name of the game, so even the slowest viewer can feel excited about knowing what's about to happen to the characters in the next scene.
And even though shows like The Walking Dead have begun playing with that predictability by adding gruesome plot twists nobody saw coming the majority of the show remains as easy to foretell as the fate of a B-list character bit by a walker.
So how can viewers who are bored by formulaic shows make the viewing experience a bit more tolerable? By printing out these Bingo Cards created by Cracked and playing along as they watch the easily foreseen events unfold!
And don't worry- there are plenty of really good yet formulaic TV show sheets included too!
The villains of the Star Wars universe have had it rough these last few years, since new movies like Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Rogue One keep making them look like helmet clad monsters.
But according to a new Empire News report villains like Darth Vader, Greedo and the Imperial Stormtroopers aren't so bad when they're cooling their heels between intergalactic conflicts.
In fact, they're reported to be just like any other citizen of the galaxy, and they enjoy spending time with loved ones, giving gifts and sharing a hot tub with their fellow Stormtrooper so they can forget all that pew pew pewing.
Photographer David Gilliver has given us a rare glimpse into the secret lives of Star Wars villains, revealing Kylo Ren's most closely guarded secret- he's a huge Kylie Minogue fan!
Nothing makes geeky spirits bright quite like a Doctor Who Christmas special, and this year we've got a real doozy to look forward to since Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi will be joined by Little Britain's Matt Lucas for a super-powered episode.
But until that magical day arrives we can count down from 12 to 1 with this awesome 12 Days of Doctor Who comic strip by Julia Lepetit, which is animated by the power of pointer hover technology.
Simply visit Dorkly to see the strip, hover over each panel to watch it magically transform, and you'll be forced to feel the spirit of the season coursing through your veins!
(Discontinue use immediately if fingers go numb, do not stare at screen too long or your eyeballs may become dislodged from your head)
The Onion was doing fake news just for kicks back before it was cool, and their irreverent brand of satirical reporting is so sensational people often share their stories on Facebook as if they're true.
Now it may seem like more fake news is the last thing we need right now, but think about it this way- if fire is best fought with fire then fake news should be fought with even faker news.
And nobody fakes harder than The Onion.
They broke some amazing news stories in 2016, blowing the lid off Mike Pence's battle against climate change, John Kerry's incredibly exciting briefcase adventures, and the Joe Biden scandal that rocked the DNC parking lot.
It isn't hard to keep it classy when you're out in public, you just have to stay cool, keep your ego in check and refrain from disgusting or offending people with your morbidly obese pomposity online with your word choices.
But those who have a hard time checking their ego at the door think people are just dying to hear how they feel about politics, how much they spend on stuff, and which Ivy League college they attended.
This name drop is naturally worked into every conversation, because how can people truly understand how classy you are without knowing you're a graduate of Yale?
This class-A comic by Scott DeWitt makes it easy to understand the difference between classy and pretentious, but if you're already a pretentious prig then you'll find it hard to tell which panel is which!