Healthy living

Food menu wordplay with Barack Obama and John McCain

Wembleyheads on 43things wants to prepare a dish for a politically-themed potluck. It needs to be named something like “Barack-oli casserole” or “Palin-guini” or “McCain-aroni and cheese.” There are awards for the best names! Here are some ideas: Barack Obama Dishes: Barak O‚ÄôBanana Splits Baracklava (aka Baklava) I just googled baracklava and got this: Baracktoberfest. …

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IDEA: Tubes, slides, mazes, level–all at McDonalds!

A random snail mail letter was sent to me from a six-year-old thinking I work at the corporate headquarters of McDonalds. He has some incredible ideas for a McDonalds playground design with crazy tubes, slides, and mazes of various levels. He must have found me by doing a search for McDonalds online, because I often …

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Hopscotch world championship

Image courtesy kmccaul via creative commons license There are only four google results for “hopscotch world championship“–probably because hopscotch is really quite simple. How about making the sport MORE EXTREME‽ Place the squares farther apart, so you really have to make a good leap to land in the square–and remember, no part of your foot …

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Dark Chocolate peanut M&Ms

The three best alternate forms of currency

Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms would be great for currency. I love dark chocolate peanut M&Ms. Vocalo.org recently asked what is the best way to fund public schools? My response? Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms. Although if they were currency, I would end up eating all my money. U.S. History Trading Cards How …

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Getting a little crazy with registration forms

While filling out this registratiom form for veer.com, I was getting a little cRaZy. I ate lots of chocolate today. 8^D I love how it makes my Veer profile look: I’d love to see someone try to snail mail me a postcard with that address!

Are there any restaurants that serve Jell-O?

Image courtesy Chotda via creative commons Jell-O is such a great dessert, but yet I cannot think of any restaurants that have Jell-O on their menu. Now bars have jello shots, but i’m thinking of the wonderful jello masterpieces that we’d have at family get-togethers. The multi-layered colorful jello. The mandarian orange suspended jello. The …

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Incorrect cholesterol stats on McDonalds sandwiches and salads?

According to McDonalds nutrition chart, their grilled chicken has more cholesterol than their crispy chicken. How can this be? It just doesn’t make any sense that the grilled chicken would have more cholesterol than the crispy chicken. Did McDonalds totally screw up here?

Pur water dispeners are better than Brita

[asa]B00009LHZH[/asa] I’m just about to purchase a water filter. I was thinking of getting the big momma 1.13-gallon tank (Brita Ultra-Max Dispenser). The easy-to-use dispenser would be nice to fill up water bottles or cups. And it’s so monster huge, I won’t have to be refilling the thing all the time. But then several different …

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Include cuteoverload photos with your general mail

Print out cute photos from the internet and include them with your mail. Paying your credit card? Stick a hedgehog in with it. Submitting your student load payment? Slide a squirrel in the envelope. Sending in a rebate? That certainly needs a pug. Backstory: I bought a couple bags of dark chocolate M&Ms at Walgreens, …

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Does Chicago ever get colder than the South Pole?

As Antartica experiences its summer season, Chicago gets hit with winter. Often it gets super cold in Chicago, and it makes me wonder if we ever get colder temperatures than Antartica. And I’m talking South Pole, Antartica. On January 18, 2008, Chicago was just 14 degrees warmer than the South Pole at 3:50am. January 18, …

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