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World's Largest BBQ

Officially known as the "Undisputable Cuz", this barbecue pit is claimed to be the world's largest, located at the Folsom residence along highway 290, in Brenham, Texas. Weighing a massive 40-tons and measuring 75-feet-long, it's ventilated with 7 chimneys, and so large that it needs to be carried around on a large truck. Owner Terry Folsom says: "It has 24 doors - 12 on this side, 12 on the other." In addition to being able to cook 4-tons of meat at a time, the pit also has a walk-in cooler with space for kegs attached to beer taps on the outside. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Taco Toaster

Nostalgia Electronics' Taco Toaster lets you make a crispy hard taco shell using standard tortillas that can be found at any local market. Simply place two tortillas into the formers, lower them into the toaster, and in just a few minutes, you'll be ready to eat. Product page. If you don't feel like spending $25 on a toaster designed specifically for making taco shells, continue reading for another way to make them using a standard toaster oven.

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Chipotle Sofritas

Even before the free burrito promotion started, social media was already chattering about the 1-day-only (Jan. 26) sofritas deal Chipotle is offering. The fast food chain first introduced Sofritas - the chain's vegan, braised tofu option - early in 2013, but it really hasn't taken off, until now. For those who've never tried braised tofu, think of it as tasting like scrambled eggs. Promo page. If you're on the west coast, order online now to skip the lines, since many locations are open until 10pm. Continue reading for a video review and how to get one if your local store has run out of sofritas

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BLK Water Black

BLK water may not look like something you'd want to rehydrate with, but believe it or not, this spring water is fully safe to drink, despite its appearance. It's essentially Canadian spring water that has been infused with fulvic acid - a natural nutrient-rich compound that has been used in alternative therapies for centuries. Fulvic acid has been called a "miracle molecule" in recent times for its detoxifying properties, mainly its ability to bind to metals. Product page. Continue reading for a video review of the flavored version and more information.

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Middle Earth Map

Photo credit: Carpe Natem / Reddit

When is an old Starbucks cup not just something you throw away, when there's a map of Middle-Earth hand-drawn on it. For those who don't follow J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy writings, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place entirely in Middle-earth. It's basically the central continent of the imagined world, not a name of the entire world. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Marshmallow Volcano

Photo credit: Caters News

S'mores are great for warm summer nights, but this daredevil decided that roasting marshmallows over an active volcano was good enough. You read that correctly, daredevil Simon Turner best enjoys his marshmallows roasted over a lava-spewing volcano, as he has no hesitation sitting at the edge, warming up the sweet treat beside the fiery lake inside Marum Crater in Ambrym, Vanuatu. Continue reading for the video.

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World's Largest Gummy Bear

The World's Largest Gummy Bear isn't a gag gift, but rather 5-pounds of sugary goodness that you can buy from many online retailers, and in a variety of flavors. Now this person decided to take one of those, some liquid nitrogen, and a large vat to hold both of these items. The fun doesn't stop there, he then goes on to freeze the giant gummy bear solid before setting it on a wooden block in preparation of a 12-gauge shot. Product page. Continue reading to see the madness that ensued.

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Sriracha2Go Keychain Bottle

Huy Fong's 17-ounce Sriracha bottle is small enough for some people to carry around everywhere, but for those who prefer to have some one their keychain at all time, the Sriacha2Go bottle should do the trick. It measures 4.5 inches tall and 1.6 inches wide, so it's tiny enough to not be big and bulky, but large enough to hold 1.25-ounces of on-the-go, spicy-goodness. For those who have never heard of this product, it's a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. It is named after the coastal city of Si Racha, in Chonburi Province of eastern Thailand, where it was possibly first produced for dishes served at local seafood restaurants. Continue reading for more.

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Gingerbread USS Enterprise

Photo credit: Black Market Bakery via My Modern Met

If the USS Enterprise from Star Trek were edible, it'd probably look something like this creation from Black Market Bakery. This multi-layer creation features discs of gingerbread decorated with candy cane accents, complete with serial numbers made from icing, and to top it off, peppermint sticks form a laser beam suspending the ship in the atmosphere. That's not all, on its base, marshmallows and candy canes form a frozen-looking tundra as the Enterprise hovers above. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate pop-a-shot-arcade basketball arcade player.

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iPhone M&M Candy Sorter

Even though M&M's all have the same chocolate center, some people just prefer certain colors over others. The DIY sorter claims to be faster that most sorters, which uses the iPhone 5S camera, instead of the traditional way of registering a sweets' color using a sensor before dropping them into rotating containers. Simply put, once the camera recognizes the M&M's color, a Bluetooth module attached to an Arduino-powered motor fires off the correct electromagnet gate to do the physical sorting. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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