Records celebrating the smallest and largest are an important part of this years Guinness World Records book, but editor Craig Glenday said he wants to include new records as well, such as fastest 100 meters run by a woman in high heels, or the largest set of vacuum cleaners. Check out 15 amazing world record setters on Huffington Post…
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I recently went on a fall candle shopping spree, so every room of my house is now filled with blissful smells like balsam wood, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, firewood, and cranberry peppermint. But you know what scent is missing from my candle lineup? KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN. Luckily, a Kentucky candlemaker named Kathy Werking has created just such a product, and she didn’t take her job lightly. Check out the product description:
“To craft the perfect xtra crispy aroma, Kathy picks up her cast iron skillet, adds a little seasoning, and gets to work. To make these candles, she fries chicken in all-natural soy wax and adds an infusion of family secrets.”
Yep, these candles are the real deal. If the thought of the aroma of fried chicken wafting through your house fills you with glee instead of dry heaves, you’ll need to act fast: the first batch of 25 KFC candles sold out in under a minute, and the next batch of 100 is going fast! [$22, Kentucky For Kentucky]
What would you be willing to do for a new car? Perhaps your answers range from sensible (take on some part-time work to earn extra dough) to over-the-top (buy scratch tickets until I hit it big!). Crazy dude, Mark Parisi, is taking it a step further. On the TV show “The Doctors,” Parisi announced that he will be “donating” his left testicle for medical research at the sum of $35,000. (Well, at least we know the going rate for a ball. ) Mind you, he is doing this solely so he can afford to buy the Nissan 370z he’s been coveting.
I had no idea it was an option to sell off body parts willy nilly. I really want to put a down payment on an apartment and do a bit of traveling. I wonder how much I could get for my right boob? [Metro UK]
January Jones and other new mothers have been known to eat their placentas or swallow them in pill form, to the disgust of some. For those who don’t want to go so far as to ingest this fetal organ but still want to memorialize it, artist Amanda Cotton presents another option: a placenta picture frame. The 25-year-old, who says she’s received “positive feedback” on her frames, puts dried and crushed pieces of new mothers’ placentas in resin molds to create truly one-of-a-kind mementos. Keep reading »
In Japan, there is an island of fairytale dreams called Tashirojama, better known as Cat Heaven Island. In this magical land, cats outnumber humans. Tashirojama has about 100 human residents, and many of them care for the kitties who make their homes all over the island. It is said on the island that giving the cats a helping hand brings good luck and wealth. The cats hang out in backyards, chill in the streets, and run free on the beach like wild horses do in Nicholas Sparks movies. I want to go to there. But seriously. This place looks like a dream come true. Free cuddles from kittens all day? Sign me up! Photographer Fubirai documents Tashirojama’s adorable feline residents, so head to his website if you’re looking for more! [Huffington Post, Fubirai, So Bad So Good]
In modern civilization, if you have a grievance with another human being, you can’t simply bash them over the head with a mastodon bone and toss them in a tar pit.
No, as the following touched souls demonstrate, you must psychologically torment your nemesis until your vendetta ends up as a blurb scored to “Yakety Sax” on the evening news. Find out what these 5 insanely adults have done on Cracked…
Bears always have been and always will be totally awesome, and we have the pictures to prove it. Click to see more awesome photos on Huffington Post…
You know that mid-afternoon feeling when you’d give anything to be curled up in your bed? Someone’s found a brilliant way to economize on that with pay-by-the-minute beds solely for the purpose of napping. Tokyo’s Nap Cafe Corne was designed for on-the-go upper-middle-class women to take naps in the midst of long, busy days.
For a $1.80 (150 yen) per 10 minutes, a cozy twin-sized bed with a cutesy canopy is yours, as well as a choices of pillows to best suit your taste. The cafe also offers make-up and changing rooms, snacks, and a kitchen. Customers who don’t want to wrinkle their clothes are offered a fresh set of clothes. At night, the cafe transforms into a karaoke lounge – even better. Can someone bring these to New York City please? I can’t imagine a better way to unwind on those chilly, frenzied days when your bed seems so very far away. [Gizmodo]