All you need is nuts. Check out the link below to figure out how to make these nutty chicken treats. That’s right, pumpkin spice all the things.
So that song by the Killers really was about Halloween.
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Trying to lose the weight you gained from all that pumpkin pie but hate going to the gym? Then you’re in luck. According to a study commissioned by movie rental service LOVEFiLM, people expended quite a considerable amount of energy while watching horror flicks.
From the study:
Each of the ten films tested set pulses racing, sparking an increase in the heart rate of the case studies. As the pulse quickens and blood pumps around the body faster, the body experiences a surge in adrenaline. It is this release of fast acting adrenaline, produced during short bursts of intense stress (or in this case, brought on by fear), which is known to lower the appetite, increase the Basal Metabolic Rate and ultimately burn a higher level of calories.
Of course, some films work better than others, and you’ll probably have to have a marathon movie session in order to burn a significant amount of calories. The films tested ranked in the following order:
1. The Shining: 184 calories
2. Jaws: 161 calories
3. The Exorcist: 158 calories
4. Alien: 152 calories
5. Saw: 133 calories
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street: 118 calories
7. Paranormal Activity: 111 calories
8. The Blair Witch Project: 105 calories
9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 107 calories
10. [Rec]: 101 calories
Almost more important than preparing the perfect costume is the ability to successfully trade the candy you hate for the candy you love. It can be a tricky process since we each have different favorites but everyone hates licorice. All trades must be executed very carefully, especially when dealing with children or people who like Special Darks. Those guys are likely to be your boss someday. See, all sorts of stuff here that will help you get through not just Halloween, but your whole life! Watch and learn.
Check out the video after the break.
Here’s something I bet they didn’t expect back in the days of hoop rolling and maypoles – a playable game of Tetris in a pumpkin. While in those days this would earn you a witch conviction and a swift death, today it is merely an interesting bit of nerdy fun that is apparently a huge pain in the ass to create:
I had a LOLShield I hadn’t assembled yet, and I knew that someone had already written Tetris for it, so I figured it would be a simple matter to poke some holes in the pumpkin to match the LEDs, make a controller, and be done. But oh no, that would be too simple, and would look kind of lame. Little tiny LEDs, all stuck together on a 2×3″ area? Nahhhh.
You get the idea. If you want a challenge and a tight timetable, clicking the link below will give you a lengthy tutorial on making your own. The rest of us can simply watch it in action after the jump.
People do some wacky things just to be world record holders. In this case, Tai Star hand carved 66 digits of Pi into a pumpkin. Why not? The rules of his record even include the note “must be lit with candles at the end of attempt.” I guess it doesn’t count otherwise.
See the making of video after the break; appropriately, it’s 3 minutes and 14 seconds long.
It’s Halloween time, which means zombies, zombies and more zombies. In this case, a guy dressing up as a zombie and scaring the hell out of drive-thru employees… or giving them a good laugh.
Check it out after the jump.
Cadbury is trying to break their creme eggs out of the Easter pigeon hole they’ve been stuck in for so long. To that end they’ve created these Halloween “screme” eggs and enlisted the talents of The Hive, an agency based in Toronto, to handle promotion. In a stroke of genius, the agency created a series of ads in which the eggs reenact scenes from classic Zombie flicks.
Check them out after the jump. As you’ll see, the staple clucking bunny has been replaced by an unintelligible egg language, Thriller references, and spinning whisks of doom.