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I would waste way too much time on the street if all posted signs were as creative as this collection of tear-off fliers.
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Phil Rosenthal is the creator of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. When he was asked to come to Russia and recreate the show for a new culture, he encountered many obstacles – such as the fact that the people hiring him didn’t like Everybody Loves Raymond. Luckily he had a camera crew capture the entire culture clash for our entertainment.
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The blog 15 Percent is one site you don’t want to see your name on – because it is designed as a place for people in the restaurant service industry to vent about subpar tips.
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My friend Gregg is terrified of fish – which means it's my life’s goal to invent ways to get him to look at pictures of fish. It’s quite a fun game. I can’t wait to show him a walking fishzilla.
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This has been a long time coming: the city of Cleveland has banned all its professional sports teams in order to stop the never-ending pain they cause. Surely this can’t be true, right? Well, no it’s not. But it’s funny. (And how about those Indians? 19-8!)
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The Villa Girasole is a house in Verona, Italy, that rotates throughout the day with the movement of the sun.
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Who needs Michael Scott anyways? We have “That’s what she said” computer software.

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What Koalas and Humans Have in Common
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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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