Nicole Wakelin

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You’ll be happy to be assimilated by the Borg when they arrive in this gingerbread cube. It’s made by using a Borg cube cookie cutter to create all six sides and then gluing them with icing. It makes for a cute ornament or you can use it as a little container to hold more holiday treats.

Check out the full recipe on Nerdist.

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You’ve probably experienced the spark of creativity that comes with having a moderate amount of alcohol in your system. In fact, some studies show that a blood alcohol level of .075% makes your more creative. Problem Solver Beer is an Indian Pale Ale that’s designed to hit this sweet spot to uncover your hidden genius.

It even includes a scale on the bottle so you know how much to drink depending on your sex and weight so that you hit that magic number. They’re also putting together a club where people can share this special brew and work together to solve local issues in their communities.

Gimmicky? You bet. But I’m willing to try out this experiment…for science.

Product Page (Price TBD via Cool Material)

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Weird Al is known primarily for making very funny parodies of popular songs. He’s not know for his skills as a magician, but this video will change that forever. Check out the magical floating orb of magic! How’d he do that? I don’t know but I could really go for a bowl of soup.

See the video after the break.

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The new year is almost here and these pint glasses are the perfect thing for the celebration. They’re sold in a set of four 16-ounce glasses that feature Nat Pagle, Ragnaros the Firelord, Nozdormu, and Leeroy Jenkins. There’s also a Hearthstone logo on the reverse side of each glass.

Product Page ($24.99)

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Cats are the animals in charge, which makes it perfect that a cat with a human body is presiding over this dinner that features dogs with human bodies. It’s all part of a fun holiday greetings video from Fresh Pet pet food. All the pets are up for adoption through the Utah Humane Society so if you fall in love with one of these guys, you might even be able to take them home.

They eat of each others plates, sit in awkward silence, and one even hides in his hoodie and texts his friends. It’s just like a real holiday dinner, only funnier.

See the video and a making-of after the break.

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These incredible Krampus beer steins are currently a fully-funded kickstarter so if you pledge there’s a pretty good chance you’ll have one of these for your beer. There’s a painted version for $60 and a plain version for $48, both of which hold 30 ounces and are set to ship in May. You’ll be able to break them out next Christmas, but these are so cool, you’re going to want to use them all year long.

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It’s a challenge for guys with mustaches to keep their whiskers out of their beer, so the Whisker Dam is here to keep that ‘stache dry. It’s a little metal plate that fits over the edge of your glass right where your mustache would otherwise go for a dip. From the product page:

The Whisker Dam is an easy to use solution for guarding your stache’ from the indulgent beverages one may consume. When it comes to moustache guards you will not find a more premium product. Made from 100% Copper, dressed with a timeless patina and coated with a non-toxic barrier, the Whisker Dam has been handcrafted to perfection.

This might be the most useful and important product of the 21st century.

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These Chocolution Exploration Kits allow you to experiment and learn how different spices and chocolates change the taste of everyone’s favorite sweet treat. You can choose the Chocolate Drink Time Traveller Kit, Cacao Bean Botanist Kit, or Raw Chocolate Explorer Kit.

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Thanks to the massive success of the Doritos Locos taco, Taco Bell may be ready to double dip on the chips. At an investor presentation, one of the slides included a Fritos taco shell under the heading “Revolutionizing the Taco.” Parent company Yum! wasn’t willing to confirm that the Fritos taco will exist, but it seems like a natural move for Taco Bell.

Since the 2012 launch, they’ve sold one billion Doritos tacos. Yes, billion with a “B.” The next big thing in fast food seems to be convincing us all that what’s in the office vending machine can be turned into taco shells and pizza crust. Anyone working on a Funyuns taco shell?

(Business Insider via Eater)

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Donuts are generally round with a hole in the middle unless they’re filled, but have you ever stopped to consider whether or not the hole is optimally sized? Mathematician Dr. Eugenia Cheng did, so she used calculus to figure out the right size for the hole. She first determined that a bigger hole increases the surface area creating a crisper donut.

She then went on to measure the “squidginess” and “crispiness” ratios of the donut to determine that a ratio of 3.5:1 which comes along with an 11 mm hole makes for perfection. Of course, your tastes may vary but I’ll buy into any science that uses a term like “squidginess” to prove its point.

(Daily Telegraph via Neatorama / Image: Jerry Huddleston)