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Coffee comes in large cups and espresso comes in small cups, but now you can have one cup for both drinks. This clever glass mug will hold 5.5 ounces on one side or you can flip it over for a tiny 1.5 ounce espresso cup. Just think how much space you’ll save in your kitchen cabinets.

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I’ve seen some impressive pumpkin carvings and builds in my day, but Greg Aronowitz’s R2-D2 pumpkin just knocked me off my feet. Not only did he carve a pumpkin to look like the lovable droid and decorate it with candy, he built legs and rigged the pumpkin so that it has a spinning head and moves by remote control. Wow.

See this Halloween astromech come together and move in the video after the break.

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Breaking Bad fans will be happy to hear that a new Breaking Bad-themed cookbook called “Baking Bad” is set to be released on November 6. Plus, you can cook these recipes without worrying about prison or a violent death.

Food writer Walter Wheat (yeah) has compiled a whole list of recipes that pay homage to the ever-so-popular series. Some of the stand outs include Jesse’s Jell-O Acid Tub, Walt’s Birthday Platter and White’s Tighty Whitey Bites. I thinking any of these sweet treats would be great for a Breaking Bad marathon. Who’s with me?

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When people talk about Game of Thrones, they often mention the high number of deaths and lots of nudity. But what about all the drinking? The Movie Maniacs took it upon themselves to create a seven minute super cut that strings together all the times characters on the HBO series toss back any form of booze – wine, mead, ale – it all counts. They also keep a tally of drinks consumed by house. It will either make you thirsty or make you feel like running to the bathroom.

See which house drinks the most in the video after the break (though the answer is obvious). And yes, there are spoilers so stay away if you’re not caught up!

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The kids may get free candy, but adults can get some free eats on Halloween, too. If you show up at Arby’s on Halloween, then you can get free bacon added to any order, even a milkshake. The only catch is that you must say “Trick or Meat” when you order.

Show up at Krispy Kreme in costume for a free donut or get $3 burritos, salads, or tacos when you arrive in costume at Chipotle after 5pm on Halloween. Baja fresh is also offering deals to kids who show up in costume when their parents place an order.

(via Consumerist / Ghostbusters donuts via Krispy Kreme)

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My pumpkin carving and decorating skills are barely past the beginner’s stage so I’m always floored when I see others create masterpieces. Twitter user @Devil_Doll1101 shared some pictures of the beautiful pumpkins her husband carved for Halloween this year, including The Walking Dead version pictured above and the Frozen design pictured after the break. He did an incredible job designing, carving, and painting Elsa. I’d never let that pumpkin go.

Check out more pics after the break (including a Minecraft version).

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Starbucks has an officially sanctioned “secret” drink for Halloween: a Franken Frappuccino! “Secret” being kind of a misnomer since it’s officially sanctioned and there’s signage. So not really secret at all.

The frosty beverage is only available through October 31st, and according to Starbucks Melody, this is how it’s made:

Start with a green tea Frappuccino
Add java chips
Add 3 pumps of white mocha sauce
Add 3 pumps of peppermint syrup (and substitute that for the classic syrup – there’s no classic syrup in the Franken Frappuccino.)
Top with whipped cream and mocha drizzle.

Don’t be surprised if the cashier and barista can’t stop themselves from cringing if you order one.

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Have you ever grabbed a nerdy mug in the afternoon to make yourself a warm cup of tea and thought to yourself, “if only there was a way to make this geekier?” Well, there is thanks to Friday Afternoon Gourmet Teas! The Etsy shop specializes in creating tasty geeky tea blends and can even make you a nerdy custom blend if you have a particular theme in mind.

Their tea themes include Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and more. All of their teas are loose leaf and they even sell geeky tea infusers too (like the above Star Trek and Doctor Who themed versions).

See some of Friday Afternoon’s geekiest teas after the break!

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Strawberry flavored milk is one thing, but Japan is now getting strawberry milk flavored Pepsi. It will be called “Pink Cola” and it is, in fact, very pink. This will be a limited edition flavor that will be made available beginning starting on December 9th, but it isn’t the first time it’s made an appearance. Pink Cola first went on sale in Japan back in 2011, so this return visit must mean it was a hit.

See photos of the 2011 version after the break.

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Wow, I’m thinking I need to meet Jessie Oleson Moore and shake her hand. She made pretzels that were filled with chocolate and peanut butter for a baking contest. She used a recipe by Elizabeth Bennet, and she made the pretzels using canned breadstick dough. The filling was made using a combination of peanut butter, cocoa, egg yolk and whipping cream. Magnificent.

(via Neatorama)