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The Missing Links: The Diamond Planet

Mysteries of the Universe: Illustrated

The Where, the Why, and the How from ALSO on Vimeo.

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Now I Feel Bad About My Wife’s Engagement Ring
Thanks a lot, universe.

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I Love A Good Factory Tour
Not too long ago I learned that there is a baseball bat factory not far from my home and I got really excited. For some reason I really love factory tours. So I enjoyed this article a lot.

What factory tours have you taken? I'd really like to take the Tabasco tour in Louisiana. Anyone done that?

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Want to Turn A Pumpkin Into A Keg?
I’m just kidding, I already know you want to turn a pumpkin into a keg.

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First Food Trucks -- Now Mobile DNA Testing
It’s the natural progression of business trends. Does this thing just park permanently outside the Maury Povich studio?

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He Was Hoping For A Birdie, Not A Doggie
Check out this list of six animals that made themselves at home at professional sporting events.

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What Koalas and Humans Have in Common
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There's something strange about koala fingerprints. Read more bizarre koala facts here.

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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.

[h/t Thrillist]

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