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KFC introduces a firelog that smells like greasy fried chicken

My home has a fireplace and before the oppressive smoke of wildfires ruined the joy of lighting it, I used to start a fire once in a while during the colder months. Firewood isn't readily available

Crowdfund campaign for a 500-kilometer walk across rural Japan

In January 2019, Peter Orosz plans to live broadcast his snowy trek across the Japanese island of Shikoku. He will also produce a printed field report. The story is that last year I walked 2,700
Artist lovingly paints Texas fast food joints in Kinkade-esque scenery

Artist lovingly paints Texas fast food joints in Kinkade-esque scenery

San Antonio artist Michael Esparza's oil paintings put Texas-based fast food restaurants in the center of bucolic landscapes. It's hard not to compare his work to Thomas Kinkade's but that's the
Make this scale model of the Dr. Nim digital game

Make this scale model of the Dr. Nim digital game

Dr Nim is a plastic, gravity powered computer from the 1960s that plays the game, Nim, against a human player. Recently Michael Gardi made a 3D scale model of Dr Nim, which you can download and print
New music video by Dominque Pruitt: "High In The Valley"

New music video by Dominque Pruitt: "High In The Valley"

Six ago I posted singer Dominique Pruitt's first music video, "To Win Your Love." Since then, she's released a number of country-inspired tunes and I like them all. Her latest is "High In The Valley."

Wear your ugly holiday sweater and Alaska Airlines will let you board early

If you're traveling on Alaska Airlines on December 21, make sure to wear your holiday sweater. No doubt it's ugly, and wearing it will get you a free pass to board the plane early, in celebration of

New Zealand campers wake up to find money placed behind windshield wipers

NZ$6800 in cash was mysteriously left on cars and toilets at a campground in New Zealand. The recipients of the gifts turned the money over to police, fearing it might be stolen/ Image: Stuff Thanks,

All Is True could make for a great superhero movie detox

If you can't stand the thought of sitting through another superhero movie, All Is True looks like a fabulous alternative option. With a stellar cast that includes Dame Judy Dench, Sir Ian McKellen

Soul Plane actor sues airlines after his pinky gets stuck in an armrest hole

Stephen Keys, an actor who has appeared in many movies, including Soul Plane, was on a flight from Reno to Los Angeles last week. When he raised his armrest so he could get his seatbelt, his pinky got
Touching video tribute to Burning Man founder Larry Harvey

Touching video tribute to Burning Man founder Larry Harvey

After Burning Man founder Larry Harvey died in April of this year, a special storytelling event was held in his honor a few months later at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. I attended "The Man
Passenger attempts to smuggle 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers

Passenger attempts to smuggle 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers

A gentleman arriving from Guyana was caught at JFK Airport attempting to smuggle 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers. He was sent home without his birds, which he was planning to enter in a

Interesting logos are being replaced with boring ones

The trend is to make distinctive logos all look the same by using bold san serif typefaces. pic.twitter.com/MKMPuBfgv3 — JoRoan Lazaro (@JoRoan) December 13, 2018 EVERYBODY FALL IN LINE!

Money spills out of Brink's truck on highway, causing cars to crash as people stop to grab the cash

Cash came pouring out of an armored Brink's truck this morning in New Jersey, causing much excitement and chaos – including car crashes – on the morning drive. Apparently, the back door of the truck

Create beautiful music with Adult Swim's Choir

This is a fun way to spend about 90 seconds of your day.
Paper Girls 5: fate and free will (and dinosaurs and monsters)

Paper Girls 5: fate and free will (and dinosaurs and monsters)

For two years now, Brian K Vaughan and Cliff Chiang have been knocking my socks off with their Paper Girls graphic novel, a mysterious, all-girl, Stranger-Things-esque romp through 1980s pop culture,
Favorite 2018 tool finds under $10

Favorite 2018 tool finds under $10

Here are Cool Tools' favorite sub-$10 tools for 2008: CANARY Corrugated Cardboard Cutter Makita Impact Gold Ultra-Magnetic Torsion Insert Bit Holder Pacer Technology (Zap) Flexy-Tips Komelon Speed
The strange and complex world of flame-effect LED bulbs

The strange and complex world of flame-effect LED bulbs

To my delight and awe, I have discovered a whole, new-to-me universe of "realistic flame" effect LED lightbulbs, which produce the illusion that you have a goblet of raging flame sticking out of your
Your Anus in Chocolate

Your Anus in Chocolate

No no no no no. This must be, has to be, I really hope it is … a joke. But (or butt) it’s not a joke: a reproduction of your anus in chocolate would seem to be the thing you would send to your worst

Teardown of the new PlayStation Classic

Jerry of JerryRigEverything takes apart the new PlayStation Classic, a miniature replica of the original Playstation that comes preloaded with 20 games. Image: YouTube/JerryRigEverything

Your new social credit score

This video imagines a social credit system in the UK similar to one under development in China, in which your purchases, interactions with law enforcement and organizations, level of financial