While most people complain about the lack of space on an airplane, the more than 12,000 animals rescued in the last four years by Wings of Rescue haven’t barked a peep — at least not about that.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that in today’s competitive retail environment, product packaging and first impressions are as important as the product itself.
These 35 ingenious product packaging designs prove that a well-designed (and clever) package can make the product inside really stand out from the crowd.
Thelma’s Treats delivers clever along with cookies.
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Prom season means two things: 1) restaurants will be filled with gawky teens who can’t afford their meal because they spent all their babysitting money on a dress or tux, and 2) awkward photos that capture the essence of being a teen.
As these pictures prove, prom season is the most awkward season of all.
Cat scratch fever.
While every parent dreams of having children with perfect meal time manners who eat whatever is put in front of them, every parent also has that dream tempered a bit by reality.
So while playing with their food is normally discouraged, sometimes you have to make an exception when the little picky palates demand a bit of creativity.
In other words, here are 45 fun and easy ways to make food fun, and of course, delicious.
Use your noodle and combine both the spaghetti and (giant) meatballs for these fun faces.
We all make fun of The Clapper because we don’t want to admit that sometimes doing the simplest of tasks is exhausting. But in today’s society of instant gratification and technology, the quest to relieve people of these tasks is becoming increasingly normal — and increasingly ridiculous.
Yet there are people out there who are, shall we say, motivationally challenged and can’t be bothered with the tedious nature of making a snowball or pouring a cup of tea.
For those people, these 25 products are things that they need in their lives. That is, if they ever get around to buying them.
Self-Stirring Coffee Mug
Because who has the time and energy to actually stir their own coffee — especially before they’ve had their first cup of coffee?
There are approximately 1.3 gazillion different snack foods that have come and gone throughout the years, but there are certain ones that everyone remembers and adores. When they’re taken away, it’s like losing a good friend that you hope will eventually come back around.
Some snack foods have returned. Things like Pudding Pops and Crispy M&Ms have made valiant comebacks thanks to a clamoring from fans. But others have retired into obscurity, never to be heard from again.
Do you remember these classic but forever gone treats?
Reese’s Elvis Cups
The only thing better than peanut butter and chocolate is peanut butter and banana, which is why it’s a crime that Reese’s launched Elvis Cups in 2007 to honor Elvis Presley’s love of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and then had them leave the building a few years later.
Everyone knows that animals are capable of receiving love and affection, and that there are countless stories of them being rescued from shelters or dire situations by compassionate humans. But in these cases, we’re highlighting the fact that they’re also capable of returning the favor by showing bravery and rescuing humans in extraordinary ways.
They’re modest. They act without craving recognition or awards and they just return to their normal everyday activities as soon as the feat is accomplished — eating, rolling around in the dirt, and just generally enjoying life.
Next: Winnie the Wonder Cat
You can tell people that you don’t drink coffee or that you club baby seals and the reaction will most often be the same — one of horrific disbelief. But, it’s true (about the coffee, not the seals). Not everyone enjoys the java jolt or taste of pressed bean water. However, on average, Americans spend almost $1,100 per year on coffee.
And you just know that they’re not drinking every drop of it.
Whether you run out of time before work to finish the pot that you brewed or simply forgot that mug of joe left on the counter, all that wasted coffee adds up. But you don’t have to feel guilty. Instead of pouring that precious leftover coffee down the drain, you can use it in your cooking, around your house, and in the garden.
A clinical trial in Illinois found that caffeine, which reduces the swelling of blood vessels, can reduce both the intensity and frequency of headaches. Subjects in one group were given caffeine alone, and 58% reported complete relief. Subjects in the other group were given caffeine in combination with ibuprofen, and 70% saw symptoms disappear.
Even if you don’t already drink coffee, those statistics are enough to make you want to start.
No matter how hard humans may try, they will never be able to match the beauty, mystery, and wonder that nature can provide. These 25 flowers prove that looks can be deceiving. Some are full of beauty but also poisonous, while others don’t look like flowers at all.
A monkey? An alien? You never know what you will find…
Bird of Paradise
Also known as the crane flower, this gem is the official flower of Los Angeles, which is odd, seeing as I thought it was the rose given out on The Bachelor. The Bird of Paradise is native to South Africa but common in floral arrangements, and is the go-to flower for ninth anniversary celebrations.
Image: Flowers Kid
Not that you need a valid reason to stuff your face with grilled cheese sandwiches, but in case you do, April is officially National Grilled Cheese Month. And if you want to get specific, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day.
This classic sandwich is just that — a classic — but it can also get a little bit boring after a while. Well, it’s time to elevate your grilled cheese game to new heights with these “grown up” versions of that childhood staple.
Flaming Cheetos? Spinach Artichoke Dip? Banana Bread? You’ll never go back to boring again.
Flaming Cheetos Grilled Cheese
Yes, you read that right. Bread, gouda, Cheetos, arugula, butter, and love. Lots and lots of love.
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It’s often been said that if some is good, more is better. That’s a credo that many restaurants around the world take to heart when they offer up their signature dish in massive amounts that no one could (or should) possibly eat and then challenge people to eat it for various forms of reward.
What are these great rewards for eating 80 ounces of meat or nine pounds of breakfast food? Usually a free T-shirt, a picture on a Wall of Fame (or shame), a gift certificate to eat more food and days of regret to follow.
But if you’re thinking of taking on a culinary challenge, strap on the feed bag and check out these 20 insane meals that few have been able to conquer.
The “Eighth Wonder” Burger
This is literally the biggest burger in the world. At the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ, they allow teams of no more than 10 people an hour to eat a burger that is 105 pounds, 28 inches in diameter, and 11.5 inches tall. I’ll do the math for you — that’s about 10.5 pounds of food per person. A cash prize of $5,000 is awarded to teams that accomplish the feat, but so far no one has defeated this challenge.
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