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The Missing Links: A How-To Guide For Making Ice

Make Your Very Own Ice Cubes: A Step-by-Step Guide
If you own the domain name Food.com, you better make sure you have all food bases covered. That means, you’d better have a really delicious, easy-to-follow recipe for ice cubes. The comments on this one are dripping with hilarious, sarcastic gratitude.

A few examples:

"Oh man, so happy to have this recipe! My grandma died and took the recipe with her. You are a life saver!!"

"This recipe is horrible! Maybe I should have left them in longer than two minutes (the recipe doesn't say how long to leave them in the freezer so I just kind of guessed) but mine came out all watery. I won't be making these again."

"I was wondering if you had a crock-pot version for this recipe. I work long hours and I just don't have the time to invest in this kind of hands-on cooking, but they really look yummy."

(Via George Yui)

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Printer Friendly Magic Arms
This beautiful 2-year old girl receives a miracle thanks to an exoskeleton produced on a 3D printer.

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Sampling Somewhat Spoiled Brussels Sprout Soda
Question: What could be worse than Wild Herb Stuffing flavored soda?

Answer: Seven year old Wild Herb Stuffing flavored soda.

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Sad News For A Brilliant Performer
The absolutely brilliant comedian Tig Notaro got some very unfortunate news over the weekend. If you haven’t yet been introduced to her, please take the time to get to know her. She’s unlike any other comic working today.

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Three Blind Mice, See How They Get Ejected From the Stadium
A minor league baseball ump doesn’t take too kindly to being mocked with a classic children’s song and ejects the person that played it.

(Via The Awesomer)

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Behold: The World’s First Internet Web Page
It’s about as exciting as you’d expect.

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I Promise This Is the Last Batman Related Link For A Long Time
I just had to share this amazing Batman screening room that is either the coolest thing ever or so obsessive it’s slightly creepy. I’m not sure which.

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August 6, 1945: The Bombing of Hiroshima
Sixty-seven years ago today the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. History and Time both have very chilling photo galleries depicting the damage inflicted on the city, and on Nagasaki just 3 days later. Two years ago, Miss Cellania looked back at the crew of the Enola Gay, and what they said about the bombing.

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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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