Nicole Wakelin

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These little 3D dinosaur cakes look too cute to eat, but you’ll devour them anyway. They’re made with a 2-part silicone mold that will produce two each of a brontosaurus, tyrannosaurus and stegosaurus. Once they’re done baking, you just stick the two halves together and you’ve got an edible dinosaur treat.

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Waiter Kyle Hanson arrived for his shift at Kazoku and was in for a rough night. The restaurant was understaffed and despite his best efforts, service was terribly slow. Makenzie and and Steven Shultz were two of the diners there and they had to wait 20 minutes for water, 40 minutes for an appetizer and over an hour for their meals. It was their anniversary dinner.

You’d think this would mean a lousy tip for poor Kyle, but the Shultz’s decided that it was the perfect time to try and put themselves in his shoes, which was easy to do since they’d once worked waiting tables. They realized that he’d likely be getting bad tips all night even though it wasn’t his fault so they payed it forward. The tip they left on their $66.65 meal was $100.

They posted a picture on their facebook page, along with their hope that it would remind everyone to not judge each other so harshly and to try and see things from the other side.

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No, this isn’t like St. Patrick’s Day beer with blue food coloring instead of green, rather it’s beer that is naturally blue. Abashiri Blue Beer is produced by a Japanese brewery using melted icebergs from the Sea of Okhotsk along with blue seaweed and local flowers to give it a unique blue hue. They also use Chinese Yam in the brewing process which creates the head that looks like a giant piece of ice.

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Pumpkin Spice Lattes make life worth living every Fall, but if you live in Middle-Earth then you will never experience the joy of this delicious seasonal beverage. We know this thanks to Polygon writer Alexa Ray Corriea. She was playing Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and swore she heard two Uruk-Hai talking about the drink. Her comments about this experience on twitter led to a response from Hidden Path Entertainment CEO Jeff Pobst who explained the lack of pumpkin. According to Polygon:

We had pumpkin patches in the Shire, and the Tolkien Enterprises people went nuts about it,” he said. Pumpkins, as it were, are a New World crop. Middle-earth is J.R.R. Tolkien’s vision of an ancient Europe, with the author going so far as to base his maps on the continent. Pumpkins are native to North America, therefore there’s no way they’d be growing organically in a fantastical take on ancient Europe.”

They weren’t kidding either, as the Tolkien folks also took issue with tomatoes in the 2003 title The Hobbit. The good people of Middle-Earth, sadly, never knew the joy of pumpkin anything. And no tomatoes? They didn’t have pizza either!

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These redone versions of the Starbucks mermaid come from redditor IHunt who got a little creative during his downtime at work. There’s Wolverine, Batgirl, and even a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle all created out of just the mermaid logo and a black marker.

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The Starbucks location at CIA Headquarters serves coffee just like any other Starbucks, but there are certain things that are very different about this particular location. They call it the “Stealthy Starbucks” because, well, spies need to be all secret about where they are and what they’re drinking in between missions.

The receipts only say Store #1 without specifying where exactly it’s located at the CIA campus and employees not only have to go through special training, but they can’t even tell anyone where they work. You can’t use your rewards card for fear of it being used for nefarious purposes and no names are printed on the cups (not even aliases) to keep everyone’s identities secret.

Of course, we all know that Starbucks baristas can’t spell names, so the names on cups are basically encrypted anyway.

You can read more about Stealthy Starbucks at The Washington Post

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This unbelievable cake features Toothless and Hiccup from the animated movie How To Train Your Dragon. It was made by Elisabete Caseiro of BetySugarLand Cake Design and is almost entirely edible. It measures approximately 31 inches by 28 inches by 20 inches and if you look closely, you can see that Toothless is only touching the board where he’s standing on one front leg!

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You may remember that crazy potato salad kickstarter that ended up raising $55,000 back in July. Zack Brown, the man behind the kickstarter who was originally just looking for $10 to make his dish, threw the huge party he promised and raised lots of money for a local charity.

The Idaho Potato Commission and corporate sponsors donated the supplies to make the potato salad along with an extra $18,000 for the Columbus Foundation which fights hunger and homelessness. Additional funds will be coming from the party, making this the most charitable potato salad in history.

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The theme for Game of Thrones is very dramatic as the world of Westeros comes to life on the screen, but Clickhole has reimagined it with a man eating soup. Eating soup has never been so intense (or hilarious).

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If you have kids, then you’ve like read them the popular children’s book Goodnight Moon enough times that you know the words by heart and want to throw the book out the window. This parody, Goodnight Brew, is a little something to lull beer lovers to sleep, or maybe educate your kids on the finer points of making beer. It’s your call.

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