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For those celebrating Easter this weekend and still wondering what eggs and bunnies and bonnets have to do with it, you’ll want to check out Buzzfeed’s rundown of the Origins of Modern Easter Traditions.
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Speaking of Easter, here is a pretty humorous list of the 8 Craziest Bunny Costume Arrests.
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This weekend is notable not only for Easter. It’s also when more than 10,000 people were expected to show to the The Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles. The creator of the now 8-year calls the event the “American Idol for cheese.”
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If you were a fan of Conan O’Brien’s Late Night show that ran on NBC from 1993-2009, you’re probably well aware of the show’s more memorable wacky characters like Pimpbot5000 and Preparation H Raymond. But, only the real diehards will recall some of the more obscure ones – like Tomari the Ostrich, Shrieking Raccoon with a Jet Pack, and "Kim" The Impressionist In the Witness Protection Program. This post from Splitsider has a rundown of these and many more – along with video clips to send you down memory lane. (Some language NSFW)
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According to one Reddit poster, all roads on Wikipedia lead back to philosophy. The little game described here took a while to work, but it eventually did.
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The guys in the comedy troupe Good Neighbor will all be famous very soon. This video of their toasting process is a hilarious and brilliantly-executed example of why. (Some language NSFW)
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National Geographic celebrates 10-years of their Photo of the Day feature by gathering some of the most memorable shots.
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We've all seen the famous image of the Last Supper. But have you ever seen it with Looney Tunes characters? How about the cast of The Big Lebowski? Cereal mascots? You have now.
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In the brief time I worked at Walk Disney World as a college intern, I learned a few things: People (Children AND adults) lose their minds when they see Mickey Mouse, if it gets hot enough people will pay almost any price for a bottle of water, and the team of creative thinkers known as Disney Imagineers can make nearly any idea spring to life. Take this video for instance, where they explain some of the cool new technology utilized on the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion ride.

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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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