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Colin Suttles's answer to What are the most surreal places to visit?

I'd break this question into two parts, (1) naturally surreal places, and (2) man made surreal places.<p><b>(1) NATURALLY SURREAL PLACES</b><br>On the natural …

Alcohol without the hangover? It's closer than you think

Science now allows us to develop a safer way to get drunk. But before we can sober up in minutes, the drinks industry needs to embrace this healthier approach<p>Imagine enjoying a seasonal drink at a Christmas party without the risk of a hangover the next day, or being able then to take an antidote …

35 Delicious Ways To Use Zucchini

What to do when zucchinis seem to fall in love and raise entire families in your fridge drawer? Here's how to cope with a squash population problem.

Food

Kite Patch, A Small, Non-Toxic Patch That Makes People Invisible to Mosquitoes

The Kite Patch is a small, non-toxic clothing patch that makes the wearer essentially invisible to mosquitoes for up to 48 hours by blocking the …

The Self-Freezing Soda Pop Trick

The “King of Random” Grant Thompson shows a trick to make Coca-Cola (or any soft drink) “freeze on command.”<p>In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid …

Grumpy Cat Postage Stamps

You can make snail mail a little grumpier by attaching a U.S. postage stamp with the mug of Grumpy Cat on it. The postage, created at Zazzle, is part …

One-Pan Pasta: Martha's Wonder-Dish Blows Our Minds (VIDEO)

Sometimes you come across a recipe that changes everything. What we are about to share with you today flies in the face of every single thing we know to be true about preparing pasta. For starters, you cook it in a wide, shallow pan, not a tall pot full of boiling water. Second, you start the pasta …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

“Dead” Hospital Patient Woke Up As Doctors Prepared to Remove Organs

In October 2009, the St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse ruled a woman dead and, with the permission of the woman's family, prepared to remove her …

Medicine

Paula Deen I've Used the N-Word ... But I'm NOT Racist

<b>11:52 AM PT</b> -- Paula's rep issued a statement to TMZ ... saying, "Ms. Deen does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable. She is …

Chilling Letter From Chinese Factory Worker Found In Kmart Halloween Decorations

The man, identified only as Mr. Zhang to protect his identity, told the Times that he was imprisoned in a labor camp where "inmates toiled seven days a week, their 15-hour days haunted by sadistic guards."<p>The labor camps are full of petty criminals or people who rebel against the country's …

Communist Party

How common is your birthday?

Do you ever feel like you're always running into people with your birthday? It might not be you; it might be the date that you were born. Matt …

Man Sues Doctor After Surgery Leaves Him With 8-Month Erection

A truck driver from Delaware is suing the doctor that gave him a penile implant four years ago because the surgery allegedly left the driver with an …

Prosthetics

20 Summer Side Dishes

Whether you're cooking for a potluck BBQ or a weeknight dinner at home, these summer side dishes are sure to please.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Summer Side Dishes

Avocado Fries Recipe (PHOTO)

We know that just because everyone's jumping off a bridge doesn't mean we should. But, when that metaphorical bridge is an avocado and jumping off of it means breading and frying it (or baking -- if deep-frying isn't your thing) then we think everyone <i>should</i> be doing it. Because while avocados are …

Giant Message in a Bottle

Vibeke Nørgaard Rønsbo has a big message to tell you, but we can't read it right now. Her sculpture entitled <i>Remind</i> floated off the shore of the …

12 Things You Didn't Know About Living In Space

For all the talk of warp-speed, teleportation transmitters, plasma rifles and alien life forms there's certainly a lot of other details about space …

Meet Andi Sanderlin, The Mom Who Ran A $3 Million Grow House

She drove a Mercedes GL4 SUV and rented a five-bedroom, four-bathroom Mediterranean-style home in Scarsdale for $13,000 a month. She purchased a …

Crime

The 17 Most Terrifying Movie Masks

As if the concept of a night when all crime is legal isn't scary enough, in the new thriller "The Purge,"Ethan Hawke's nice family is terrorized by strangers in ironically cheery plastic masks -- and they're definitely not there to trick or treat.<p>Super-disturbing masks also feature heavily in …

12 Of Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes

Gallery12 Of Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes<p>Last year we gave you 10 beautiful cakes to make for your spring celebrations (graduations, weddings, showers, and the like).<p>But sometimes you need something that's easy to eat one-handed, or you're cooking for youngins' (kids love cupcakes, always have, …