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When it comes to fine dining for Valentine’s Day, KFC wouldn’t show up on anyone’s radar, and for obvious reasons. However, the UK branch of the chain is hoping to change that perception by offering a date night table service.

The experience will reportedly include tables dressed with linen napkins, silver candelabras, vases of flowers, and a soft drink sommelier. It will also take place at their at Fishergate restaurant near Preston in Lancashire – considered their most “romantic” location because it served as the meeting spot for a couple that has now been married for 44 years and still visit for weekly date nights.

This is how KFC is selling it:

“A spicy zinger burger is all you need for love at first bite and our table is perfect for any hot date this Valentine’s Day. Our date night table offers diners the finest window seat with an exclusive view of Fishergate High Street, a perfect setting for our finger lickin’ good chicken.”

Finger lickin’ lonely is probably a more realistic outcome. Hey, while you’re at it, why not treat your lady to some Doritos roses?

But if I’m wrong, and the if the experiment proves successful, the company plans to roll out the service across the UK.

(via Mashable)

applejackDrag queen Phi Phi O’Hara (of Rupaul’s Drag Race) combined cosplay, great makeup, and My Little Pony in a recent photoshoot and it’s created quite a stir. It also led to a comment that I’d never thought about before. According to Phi Phi, “Drag is “Cosplay”….WE COSPLAY AS A FAKE LADY EVERYTIME WE GET UP IN THIS GIG!”

In addition to the Ponies, O’Hara has also mixed in a series of cartoon characters like Daria and DiDi Pickles as part of a “365 Days Of Drag” project. Apparently, a Sailor Moon series is on the way as well. Personally, I think it’s fantastic.

See more on Fashionably Geek

chopsticks hack

Did you know that the block at the bottom of a set of disposable wooden chopsticks actually has a function? If not, you can thank Twitter user @bortofdarkness for enlightening you.

As it turns out, the cube is intended as a stand, keeping the chopsticks from touching the table while not in use. Needless to say, the trick won’t work for every set, but the days of eating take-out in ignorance ends today.

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3d-printed-armor3D printing master Melissa Ng of Lumecluster recently contacted the goddess known as Felicia Day with an idea for a project that would involve creating “a full regalia of armor” for Day to model.

With the help of Shapeways, this is the result. Ahem…holy crap.

Check out a video about the project on Fashionably Geek

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This could only happen in Florida.

A 23-year-old Florida man was arrested this week for an incident that occurred last October. It allegedly involved heaving a three-and-a-half foot long alligator through a Wendy’s drive thru window.

Apparently he picked the reptile up off the side of the road, drove to Wendy’s, ordered a large beverage, paid, and then pulled out the gator and flung it through the window. Why? Because Florida.

Actually, nobody seems to know the reason, although his parents are claiming it was all a dumb prank.

The alligator survived its fast food encounter and the suspect was charged with second degree petty theft (of the reptile), possession and injury of an alligator, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. After the arrest, Wendy’s released the following statement:

“This unfortunate incident occurred last year. The safety and security of our restaurant teams is very important to us, and we’re glad that no one was injured as a result of this situation.”

(WPTV via Eater)

rug-10If there’s one thing that urban apartment dwellers like myself miss, it’s being able to relax in a natural environment. Luckily, artist Alexandra Kehayoglou has a solution. Using remnants from her parent’s carpet business in Buenos Aires, Kehayoglou creates carpets, rugs, tapestries, and other textiles that bring nature to you.

Meadows, snow, green pastures, pools of water within grassy areas are just a few of her gorgeous creations. Needless to say, they are the perfect spots to curl up with a good book.

Check out more examples on Nerd Approved

sakura pepsi

On March 8th, Pepsi will bring a taste of cherry blossoms to Japan with their new Pepsi Sakura.

The new offering continues a long line of unusual Pepsi flavors in the country and will reportedly offer a light pink hue and the smell of sweet sakura.

There’s no word on the actual taste, but since Japan is the land of weird flavors, it will likely be well received.

(NicoNico News via Kotaku)

we-turned-our-room-into-a-mario-cat-world__880These kitties are giving Mario a run for his money. Etsy seller CatastrophiCreations has updated their original Mario Warp Pipe Cat Complex with version 2.0 and added a full Mario-themed wall set option.

Read more on Nerd Approved

Matchless-Star-Wars-2-02022016Geeky clothing has exploded in the last decade or so, as evidenced by the Doctor Who inspired shirt I’m wearing as I type this. Some of this stuff, like my shirt, is distinctly as the lower-end of casual wear – your Target Jurassic Park shirts and dresses from Hot Topic. Some stuff, however, is distinctly high-end fashion, and has the high-end price tag to boot.

Adding to the growing list of high-end items is this range of Star Wars-inspired jackets from Matchless London. The range is a delightful mix of jackets based on items worn in the movies themselves, meaning you can buy Han Solo’s vest, an awesome jacket inspired by Darth Vader’s ensemble, Leia’s Hoth coat, and the kind of leather coat Obi-Wan Kenobi would’ve worn if he’d been a badass cowboy instead of a Jedi Knight.

Read more on Fashionably Geek

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In addition to the employee creations we mentioned previously, Starbucks is rolling out three new official drinks that will enchant chocolate connoisseurs away from their money this Valentine’s Day.

The first, a Molten Chocolate Latte, is available in hot and cold varieties and features melted chocolate chips with espresso, steamed milk, and bittersweet mocha sauce topped with a mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and espresso mocha drizzle.

The second, a Molten Chocolate Frappuccino, offers coffee with mocha sauce and chocolate chips blended with milk and ice and topped with the same espresso whipped cream and drizzle.

And lastly, their Molten Hot Chocolate provides bittersweet mocha sauce and chocolate chips melted into steamed milk and topped with the espresso whipped cream and drizzle.

The new beverages are only available through February 14th at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada.

(via Mashable)