CLOSE

Caption Contest No. 17

[We'll leave the contest open through 11pm PT, Sunday.]

It's time for another caption contest! To repeat the rules, the idea here is quite simple: Your job is to come up with a gag. Make us smile, make us laugh, extra-points for those who are able to drop some interesting fact or trivia along the way. We'll narrow down the entries to our favorites and then let YOU guys pick one winner. This time around, we're giving away two prizes! First and second place winners will get either a copy of Mark Batty Publisher's Everyman's JOYCE or Everyman's McLuhan. These books have amazing, colorful illustrations -- real showpieces for your collection.

So enter as often as you'd like, so long as each caption is in a separate comment.

Lastly, if you're good with the pen and think YOU'D like to contribute a cartoon of your own for a future caption contest, or want to pitch me an idea for one, please leave a comment and I'll be in touch with you via e-mail.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
arrow
video
What Koalas and Humans Have in Common
5664632945001

There's something strange about koala fingerprints. Read more bizarre koala facts here.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
arrow
fun
Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
iStock
iStock

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]

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios