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No "best of" list is going to be exhaustive or totally inclusive and they usually deserve a little side-eye but nevertheless this 20 Best Small Towns in America feature is pretty interesting. Did your town make the list? What great communities did they leave out?
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Another list that will probably leave out your faves and be in the wrong order to your tastes but hey, that's just the way! And it's a fun start: the 50 Greatest Chase Sequences.
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I really love this: underlined book quotes become clever illustrations. Some great pairings here.
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Outrageous movie fan theories are illustrated in offbeat movie posters. Get out your tinfoil hats!
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This is just a weird something I just discovered -- apparently FEMA uses something called the "Waffle House Index" as an internal metric of disaster severity, since apparently Waffle House weathers storms and chaos better than most. If the Waffle is up and running then everything will be ok!
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I'm a big fan of animated GIFs anyway, but these created from Banksy's street art are really fantastic.
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From my friend Chris, something for the map nerds: learn how map tiles work while confusing the heck out of yourself with Open Whatever Map (I wouldn't use this if actually searching for directions though). ?
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How to easily make a 3D drawing (seemingly).
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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

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