Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Refrigerator Candy Dispenser

Deric Peace said he’d replaced the ice in his refrigerator door dispenser with candy. He even posted this picture to reddit. It sounds like a great idea, but some were a bit skeptical as to whether it worked, so he had to show us a video.

Imagine getting a cup of Reece’s minis, peppermint patties, M&Ms, and Skittles anytime you want! He says,
Literally just came to me the other night, and I said, I don't really use the ice maker for ice, and I wonder...the next morning I spent about 40 dollars at Rite-Aid, and the woman who checked me out thought I was an idiot. Probably still am, but when I poured in the first batch of reese's cups, and they just poured out like I hit the candy jackpot, I was beside myself. I love candy, I love making things easier, and making non-useful things (to me) more so. That's really it.
But he has ideas for improving on his innovation.
Wash out the bin, and then fill with candy that is not wrapped. This is my next step, and I have a lot of candy to eat quickly. Good thing I have friends to share the burden with. I am not going back to ice, this usage is permanent.
He even posted another video to apologize for shooting the video in portrait mode -and to answer some more questions. In case you are wondering, Peace has no children. But I’m sure he will have lots of visitors! 

The Joys of Halloween


Medical Care

Jack O'Lantern carving Tips

Dave Hax shows you how to get your pumpkin to look really scary. The secret is the teeth! (Thanks, Dave!)

Miss Cellania's Links

Creepy Crawlies of the Nikon Small World 2014 Competition.

The TV series American Horror Story: Freak Show is new to Britain. To promote the show’s premiere, Miss Cakehead was commissioned to bake up some ghoulish goodies! 

Kelli tried to kill her violent, autistic daughter Issy. Now Kelli is in prison and safe from Issy, but the rest of the family is not. (via Metafilter)

There are a lot of great tidbits in the list of 20 Things You Might Not Know About The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, such as Geoffrey’s full name, the inspiration for the Carlton dance, and the reason Will Smith took the job.

The Stone Dolls of Kuklica.

’90s Pop-Culture Witches, Ranked. Guessing from the text, the list goes from worst to best.

Here's why you pay close attention during fire extinguisher training. Plus, you might someday need to put out a fire.

The Man with the Golden Blood. Some extremely rare blood types, and the struggles of the people who live with them. (via Metafilter)

How to Trap a Cat. An experiment that was immediately replicated by cat owners worldwide.

9 Halloween Pumpkin Projects. Because just carving a face is so 20th century.

Zombie Kitteh

(via Fark)

Dachshund's Creek

Dawson’s Creek was a TV show about “life, love, and growing up.” And so is the remake Dachshund’s Creek, except this time around, the roles are played by weiner dogs named Gandalf, Winnie, Mocha, and Aurora. You don’t have to be a fan of the show, or even have seen it at all, to enjoy this version directed by Michael Immerman. (via Time)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Don't Call


This is a very short horror story from director Marichelle Daywalt. (via Neatorama)

Internet Trolls – The Halloween Musical

What’s the scariest monster you can think of? That’s right, online trolls! And to add to the horror, they now have their own musical number, courtesy of AVbytes. As you’d expect, they are fairly proud of the chaos, discord, and misery they leave across the web. The lyrics to this song are posted at the YouTube page. (via Laughing Squid)

Mere Oblivion

An Exercise in Futility

LED Minnie Mouse Stickman Costume

Last year, Roy Hutain created an internet sensation when he created an LED Stickman Costume for his toddler daughter Zoey. This year, Zoey is a year older and the costume is more elaborate. Her “Glowy Zoey” LED costume changes color in response to sound, and has Minnie Mouse ears for her trip to Disneyland! This version is a prototype, but you can buy the basic Stickman Costume at Glowy Zoey. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Miss Cellania's Links

An Apology to Women. From the Annals of Improbable Research.

The Crucified Sheep, Tattooed Frogs, and Crocheted Skeletons of a Rogue Taxidermy Fair in Brooklyn. I’m just so happy that headline doesn’t describe a food festival.

This Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, the moon will pass in front of the sun without totally blocking it out. This partial solar eclipse will be visible to almost everyone in the United States and Canada.

50 of the Scariest Short Stories of All Time. Most of them are available to read online!

The true story of Stronzo Bestiale (and other scientific jokes). Stronzo Bestiale, who is cited in quite a few papers, means “total asshole.” (via Look at This)

People often wonder why abused women don’t just leave their partner. It’s because leaving is even more dangerous than staying.

The Weirdest Attractions From Coney Island's Heyday. A new book chronicles exhibits, freak shows, and rides we’ll never see again.

Suni, one of the last two northern white rhino breeding males, has died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. That leaves only six northern white rhinos left in the world.

How Leper Colonies Work. The slow-working, easily treatable disease leprosy used to be the most horrible thing that could happen to you.

What dogs think about. They’re pondering the big questions.

Basement Cats

(via Fark)

The Modern Monster Mash

The Key of Awesome brings us an update to the classic song “The Monster Mash,” with Frank lamenting the current state of monster movies. Too violent, too shocking, too gross! Modern horror character show up at the party, including Hannibal Lecter, Freddy Krueger, and the Human Centipede. Concerning that last one, the video contains NSFW language and subject matter. (via Tastefully Offensive)