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Ride Through Portland in Style With This T. Rex Bike

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If your old-timey penny farthing isn't old enough for your vintage needs, perhaps you need to look even further back in history. 

One Portland-based seller on Craigslist is trying to unload just the thing to make your dreams of a retro ride a reality: A T. rex skeleton tricycle named Sue.

"Presenting your chance to be the proud owner of the only dinosaur skeleton that has been reanimated through the mysteries of science and technology," the ad declares. 

The 90-pound art bike is about 12 feet long from head to tail, which is apparently the same size as a 12-year-old young adult T. rex. The head is a marionette that can be moved by the rider to mimic the movements of a living dinosaur (its jaw even opens and closes). The arms, which are attached to the pedals, are also movable. 

Although the tricycle is a little challenging to ride, the seller claims she's totally safe. "She's never attacked anyone in the crowds that form whenever I take her out of the warehouse where she lives (unlike her cousin from Jurassic Park)."

Because riding a dinosaur every day might not be the most practical mode of transport, the ad recommends saving Sue for special occasions, like parades.

[h/t: Citylab.com]

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Here's How to Turn an IKEA Box Into a Spaceship
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Since IKEA boxes are designed to contain entire furniture items, they could probably fit a small child once they’re emptied of any flat-packed component pieces. This means they have great potential as makeshift forts—or even as play spaceships, according to one of the Swedish furniture brand’s print ads, which was spotted by Design Taxi.

First highlighted by Ads of the World, the advertisement—which was created by Miami Ad School, New York—shows that IKEA is helping customers transform used boxes into build-it-yourself “SPÄCE SHIPS” for children. The company provides play kits, which come with both an instruction manual and cardboard "tools" for tiny builders to wield during the construction process.

As for the furniture boxes themselves, they're emblazoned with the words “You see a box, they see a spaceship." As if you won't be climbing into the completed product along with the kids …

Check out the ad below:

[h/t Design Taxi]

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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States
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We’re going to sugarcoat it. Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.

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