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Deal Of The Day: Octopus Hat

And why not? Why not go down the slopes with an Octopus Hat instead of a regular ski mask? Is there any reason you wouldn’t want to “unleash your inner cephalopod”, especially considering it’ll set you back only $12.99 to do so? The Octopus hat comes in 3 colors, is made from 100% knitted cotton (100% knitted, or 100% cotton?… ) and… we just ran out of things to say about such a simple, yet cool, product.

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Lighting Candles In The Modern Era

Why use a flame to get a candle going, when you can use a super cool arc of electricity. Well, we shouldn’t say ‘cool’, you know, but… you get the point. It’s called the ARC Lighter, and it uses a 2,012F spark across a ceramic tip to ignite pretty much any combustible material. You’ll get 90 sessions out of a single charge, each one lasting up to 8 seconds, which is more than enough seconds to do your business. It’s $40.

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KFC Is Giving Away Fried Chicken Sunscreen. Yes, Really

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Now more than ever, the expression “roasting in the sun” will be a little bit more than figurative. Although, technically, that’s not right either since KFC doesn’t roast its chicken. No, we suppose that if you’re one of the lucky few who managed to snag a bottle of KFC Extra Crispy Sunscreen, you’ll be able to tell your friends you’re “frying in the sun” instead. Yes, they’re all sold out now, sadly, but for a while anyone who visited ExtraCrispySunscreen.com would be given a free bottle of SPF 30 sunscreen that smells just like KFC’s delicious staple item. The smell is described by one pretentious people.com writer as “absolutely revolting”, which we take to mean “arm-bitingly delicious”. Yes, we’re sad they’re all gone, and we’re kinda hoping anyone who managed to snag one will put them up on eBay.

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Deadpool Knife Block

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If ever there was an appropriate look for a knife block, it’s this one made in the likeness of Deadpool’s head. If you’ve watched the movie, we’re sure you’ll agree. Reminiscent of the Vice Versa Knife Block we wrote about 11 years ago, the 3D printed bust does require some work on your part to come to life. Instructables contributor BrittLiv was kind enough to post her work files online, as well as detailed instructions on what to do after the piece is printed. Yes, it’s a DIY kind of thing and not something you can buy, but for those of you with a 3D printer just itching to find something cool to create, here’s your chance.

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A Backpack With A Fold-Out Chair is the Traveller’s Best Friend

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If you’re going to the trouble of putting stuff in a backpack, it’s because you’ll be going somewhere relatively far and need to bring your things with you. It seems obvious, but thinking about it that way lets you realize that if you’re going somewhere far, on foot (hence the backpack and not a suitcase), there may then be times when you want to rest. Well, thanks to the Foldable Chair Backpack from Brando, you can do that comfortably just about anywhere: just fold the integrated chair our and sit. Boarding area is full and your flight is still one hour away? Just sit! Out hiking and realize your feet need a breather? Sit! The 47L capacity bag can fit a laptop up to 16 inches across, and will support a weight up to 220 lbs! The bag itself is fairly lightweight at roughly 3 lbs, and costs all of $75. The only weird thing seems to be the printed “I am play-king” slapped on the front; why this was done is anyone’s guess.

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Global Warming Mug Shows You What Happens When The World Gets Hotter

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As far as pick-me-ups go, waking up in the morning to a visual reminder that a good chunk of the world will one day be under water is about as good as it gets. The Global Warming mug uses heat sensitive paint that shows you just which parts of the world are likely to end up underwater once the planet gets hot enough. Which it will, since we’re pretty much cooking the crap out of it. Looks like Florida’s a goner, along with most of the Eastern sea board and… is that Panama there in the middle? In any case, for $19, it could make an awesome gift for that Global Warming Denier in your circle…

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We Heart These Dinosaur Earrings Too

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You can get a set of earrings that look like a Brontosaurus is poking through your ear hole. They’re being sold on a website called “IHeartTheseThigns”, and we find the moniker well deserved. They’re $9 for the pair, and they come in Black Zinc Plated, Gold Plated, Silver Plated colors.

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Meet The Mamma Nessie Colander

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You guys remember the Nessie Ladle? It was the super popular ladle that looked like the Loch Ness monster poking out of your soup pot; quirky design and decent price made the thing a hit. And like a Hollywood movie, there’s now a sequel: the Mamma Nessie Colander. It helps you drain your pasta like a good colander should, and while it doesn’t share the same “poking-its-head-out-of-water” magic that the ladle had, it will make a great addition to it if you already own the smaller utensil. They easily nest into one another, and the BPA-free toughened nylon it’s made of should last you years. Considering it’s only $18.90, we think it’s a steal.

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Some Guy Makes A Batsuit Out Of Tree Bark

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Artists make pretty things; we get to look at them, say “gee whiz, look at that”, and then once we’re done, we just move on. That’s what we’re expecting will happen when you read about French artist Christophe Guinet’s work here. It’s a Batman suit made from tree bark, and well, it looks pretty neat-o.

Together with Warner Bros. France and the Splendens Factory, the artist has designed the iconic batman suit primarily out of tree bark, vegetal moss, lichen and fungus. A foam mold of the batman suit and helmet has been carefully wrapped and covered in layers of tree bark, forming the suit’s distinctive pointed ears, opening for the mouth and nose, and defensive shoulder covering.

Why? Apparently it’s Christophe’s thing, to appropriate plant life and create familiar objects. We suppose that in art, that’s as good a reason as any.

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