Nicole Wakelin


Newcastle Brown Ale has teamed up with The History Channel to release a special brew that celebrates the Vikings season 3 premiere. They also made a funny commercial to go along with the beer.

It shows a misguided attempt to get some product placement into the show despite pretty massive issues with historical accuracy.

Watch it after the break.

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Have you ever wondered how about the ingredients and history of your favorite alcoholic beverage? This infographic breaks it down. Some require a minimal number of ingredients, but other like absinthe have surprisingly long lists.

See the full infographic after the break.

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It’s one thing to have a few vintage touches in a room, but this whole kitchen is straight out of 1956. Everything is brand new without a single original GE appliance ever having been used, so this is exactly how your new 1956 kitchen would have looked back in the day. It was recently sold by Nathan Chandler Furniture who says:

These vintage GE appliances are original to my house circa 1956. The house was never occupied and appliances were never used. The manuals were still taped to the appliances. I purchased the home in 2010 and I am selling: side-by-side wall refrigerator, wall oven, cooktop, double bowl washboard sink, and dishwasher.

No explanation was given as to why this has all sat untouched for over 50 years, which makes you wonder just who originally owned this place.

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Cookie Monster is known primarily for stuffing his face full of cookies every chance he gets. This video shows the more thoughtful side of the furry blue monster as he shares his deep thoughts about food. It was inspired by the r/ShowerThoughts reddit and it will definitely make you laugh. Onion rings are vegetable donuts? This is brilliant!

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Now you can look like you’re being a responsible parent when, in reality, you’re a shady character that’s drinking in public. The Cool Baby is a flask that’s hidden inside a fake baby in a baby carrier so you can sip away without anyone being the wiser. According to the Kickstarter campaign,

The head, legs and arms are a lifelike PVC construction. For the drink-insulating torso, a simple Polyurethane foam. For the baby-body-shaped, 36oz. drink container and straw, BPA-free Polypropylene. The mouthpiece is silicone. The harness is a cotton blend. Materials we’re all familiar with, and we’ve all stuck in our mouths since we, ourselves, were babies.

Now it’ll look like you’re giving your precious baby a kiss when you’re really taking a sip of the good stuff.

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You’ve probably had bacon on your pizza, but now Little Caesars is wrapping bacon around your pizza. This limited-time offering is a regular deep-dish pizza with 3.5 feet of bacon wrapped around the crust. From USA Today:

“Every time you take a bite out of the crust, you’ll get bacon,” says David Scrivano, CEO at Little Caesars. The pizza also comes with pepperoni and has bacon sprinkled on top. The promotion replaces the chain’s Soft Pretzel Crust Pizza.

Now, all you have to do is order your bacon-wrapped pizza with extra bacon topping and your heart attack for dinner will be complete.

(via Consumerist)


Plus it will jump start your day.

This Terminator T-800 mug holds 20 ounces of your favorite beverage. The head is molded to look just like the dreaded robot, but instead of killing you, it will deliver life in the form of caffeine. Pre-order now for delivery in April.

Product Page ($14.99)


The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created this very pricey jar of peanut butter that isn’t made for eating. From Fusion:

This peanut butter isn’t actually intended for your mouth (rude, I know), but to be fed into laboratory gadgets like gas chromatographs and mass spectrometers. Smart people then use it to establish an industry-wide standard to which similar food products can be compared. The high price has nothing to do with taste or quality, but simply reflects all the scientist-hours that went into its making.

So, really choosy Moms choose Standard Reference Material No. 2387.

(Eater via Fusion)

wienermobile crash

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile ran afoul of slick roads on Sunday and smacked into a pole near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. No one was injured, but the wiener took some heavy damage with both a smashed windshield and a broken bun. Oh the humanity!

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Although it will be out of commission while it is repaired, there is thankfully more than one Wienermobile. And that’s the lesson here I think. Always have a backup Wienermobile.

Image via Jesse Knutson.

(Fox2 via Consumerist)


Ordinarily, I wouldn’t let these two anywhere near your food, but this Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy salt and pepper set will definitely spice to your meal. The pair is magnetic, made of ceramic and measure 3 3/4″ tall.

Product Page ($16.99 via Geek Alerts)