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Annie Greenslade of The Sweet Life Chef has unleashed her talents on this cake which depicts Hank the Octopus resting atop a bed of algae.

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The creation was part of a collaboration of cake artists around the world to promote the new Disney/Pixar film Finding Dory and to remind people to “just keep swimming”… something we assume many a cake artist will have to do after comparing their own work to this masterpiece. Check out a close-up below. [click to continue…]

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A Chicago-based company is hoping to bring an end to traditional coasters with a new device that actually allows glasses to levitate above a surface.

The aptly-named “Levitating Cup” utilizes a base with an electromagnet. In the image above, the base has been installed under the table so that you can float your drink directly on the surface. Check out the demo video below for more info. [click to continue…]

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The tiny but brave men and women of the cake fire department are always there when an old person has a birthday. We salute you.

(via Reddit)

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If you visit the Hoover Dam and are in the mood for a simple science experiment, grab a bottle of water and try to pour it over the dam. You’ll find that the super strong draft generated by the structure causes the stream to flow upwards, as revealed in the video below. Fun! [click to continue…]

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Jeff Wysaski of Obvious Plant recently became a Johnny Appleseed of false promises by planting fake coupons in his local grocery store.

Among the deals being offered were free hugs, piggyback rides and gentle kisses. Despite being obviously fake, we have to wonder whether anyone attempted to redeem the offers, and whether cashiers were willing to oblige. Whatever the case, any scenario would be awkward. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

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Rhode Island-based brewery Narragansett recently announced the release of a new beer in their H.P. Lovecraft-inspired series: the White Ship White IPA.

Each beer included in the series is inspired by a different Lovecraft story and, as the name implies, the newest ale is an homage to Lovecraft’s The White Ship.

Here’s what Narragansett Beer has to say about the brew: [click to continue…]

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Not to be confused with my my coffee mug IS a zombie.

The Walking Dead Molded Zombie Mug ($14.99)

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If your passions include researching and drinking beer, there could be a job waiting for you at the Smithsonian. The institution is looking to hire “a professional historian / scholar to conduct archival and field research for a new initiative on American brewing history, with special emphasis on the craft industry.”

The three-year appointment will reportedly pay $64k per year and will be funded by the Brewers Association as part of a the Smithsonian Food History project. The position will involve “working to expand the museum’s collections, including artifacts such as archival documents, business records, branding and logo development, label sketches, [and] brewery floor plans”, and will include traveling across the nation.

Ideal applicants for the job will possess an advanced degree in American business, brewing, food, cultural, or similar specialization within history.

You can check out the full details of the job posting here (PDF).

(WJLA and WCP via Eater)

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First there was Beer Pong. Then there was Halo. Then there were people trying to recreate Beer Pong in Halo (but oddly, no one trying to do it the other way ’round). Now, with Halo 5: Guardians, the dream has been perfected – Beer Pong in Halo, with actual balls being thrown into actual cups. You can even make the cup you scored in disappear too thanks to a handy interface.

Now, this reporter hasn’t actually ever played Beer Pong, but I did once get the high score on a Pong arcade machine while considerably more than three sheets to the wind, so that probably has to count for something. Also that might actually be a lie. You’ll never be able to find out! Check out a video of the map in action below along with download links. [click to continue…]

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We all know that Pokemon are a rare delicacy, but no fictional creature should go out like this. Even if it’s made of cake.

Check out the “after” pic below if you think you have the stomach for it. [click to continue…]