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Marshmallow Crossbow

This Marshamllow Crossbow by Litchfield just might be the tastiest weapon yet, as it fires full-sized marshmallows up to 60-feet. Each bow is handmade from a solid douglas fir, while the front bar, holder, as well as the mallow-chute are crafted from aluminum and the trigger from black walnut. Don't want to pay $80? The video above shows how to make your own wooden marshmallow crossbow at home. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video inside Italy's handmade amusement park.

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Blue Wine

Spanish startup Giik teamed up with scientists from the University of the Basque Country and food researchers at Azti Tecnecalia to create the world's first blue wine. Why? They wanted "to shake things up a little and see what happens. To create something new. Something different." The wine itself consists of a blend of red and white grapes harvested from vinyards in La Rioja, Zaragoza, Leon and Castilla-La Mancha, while the bluish tint is from anthocyanin, a natural pigment in the grapes' skin, as well as indigo. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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World's Oldest Twinkie

Roughly 40-years-ago, in 1976, then chemistry teacher Roger Bennatti at George Stevens Academy, in Maine, opened a fresh Twinkie and placed it on top of the chalkboard for observation. Today, the experiment continues because mold refuses to grow on unofficially the world's oldest Twinkie. The recommended shelf-life of a Twinkie is 25 days, but this particular specimen has been sitting in a glass case for four decades while retaining its classic shape. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Cake FAIL

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Sometimes, instructions get lost in translation, but there are some things that shouldn't be taken literally, especially when it comes to decorating a cake. For example, this person wanted use the image from a USB stick, but someone actually printed the image of the device instead. Other examples include: not writing a message, but using a phone notification instead, mistaking graduation cap for something else, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Shoe with Booze

The Johnnie Walker Oliver Sweeney Brogue is a tan leather shoe that looks normal at first, but it's actually hand-made in Italy and has a nifty little secret. In addition to the custom-embroidery, leather sole, striding man tattoo, and a reworked crank, there's a transparent top piece that hides a Johnnie Walker Red Label miniature in the heel Continue reading for more pictures and information.


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Hamilton Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach's 25475A makes breakfast sandwiches in 5-minutes or less, and it's being offered for only $24, today only, originally $29.99. Simply place the ingredients inside, build the base of your sandwich in the bottom layer, place the egg on the cooking plate and close the lid. Slide the cooking plate out and your sandwich assembles itself. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Ad vs. Reality Food

More often than not, things you order at restaurants, or food items purchased at stores, just don't live up to the images you see on their packaging / menu. For example, the "Gordito Burger" at the "CB" burger chain appears to be a behemoth, but in reality, the prop you see has been filled with many inedible materials, such as glue, to make it appear that way. Continue reading for more images that social media users have posted online.

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Barisieur Alarm Clock Coffee Alarm Clock

Making its first appearance online in 2014, British designer Joshua Renouf has finally unveiled a working prototype of the Barisieur Alarm Clock. Put simply, this contraption is designed to brew you a fresh cup of coffee when it's time to wake up. It aims to stimulate all five senses: sound (brew), sight (water being filtered), touch (pressing buttons), smell, and taste. The alarm clock consists of a glass beaker of sorts, stainless steel filter, milk jar, peltier cooler, as well as a stainless steel tray base used to store beans, sugar and other coffee brewing supplies. Continue reading for more pictures and information on how to get one.

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Rollercoaster Restaurant

After ordering your food using a tablet, it arrives on a miniature train track where diners can watch as their order tackles two gravity defying loop-the-loops before dropping 8-meters down the tornado spiral to their table. Each diner will enjoy a full 360° dining experience at one of the 13 tables and will get to select from the brand new menu of family favorites. The Rollercoaster Restaurant in Alton Towers is the first Rollercoaster Restaurant in the UK. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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FlatEV Tortilla Maker

Keurig machines are known for their ease of use, but imagine being able to pop in a pod for making tortillas. Introducing the Flatev Tortilla Maker. Just pop in a pre-mixed pod, and it serves up freshly made tortillas without any mixing, kneading, or baking. "Inside each flatev dough pod is the precise amount of dough for you to enjoy one perfect tortilla. The pods control the precise blend of ingredients as well as their quality. The dough lasts 6 weeks and must be kept refrigerated," said its creators. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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