The Pit of This Giant Avocado Pool Float Doubles as a Beach Ball

Sunba Youth, Amazon
Sunba Youth, Amazon

If you're the type of person who could eat avocado toast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this pool float may be your perfect summer accessory. The giant inflatable avocado is built for lounging in the pool on hot days, and when you're ready to get up and move, the pit acts as a detachable pool toy you can play with.

At 65 inches tall and 51 inches wide, the avocado raft is the ideal shape and size for sunbathing in your backyard pool. It holds up to 600 pounds, so as long as you're willing to share your relaxation time, you can make room for a friend.

Just like a regular avocado pit, the ball in the center slides out easily, giving you plenty of space to stretch out. You can set the accessory aside as you relax or toss it around with friends. Measuring 18 inches wide, the "pit" is the same size as a beach ball.

The giant avocado pool float is now available on Amazon for $22. If you're looking for more culinary pool toys to add to your collection, this pizza pie float can hold up to eight people.

Family by pool with avocado float.
Sunba Youth, Amazon

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Keep Your Cat Busy With a Board Game That Doubles as a Scratch Pad

Cheerble
Cheerble

No matter how much you love playing with your cat, waving a feather toy in front of its face can get monotonous after a while (for the both of you). To shake up playtime, the Cheerble three-in-one board game looks to provide your feline housemate with hours of hands-free entertainment.

Cheerble's board game, which is currently raising money on Kickstarter, is designed to keep even the most restless cats stimulated. The first component of the game is the electronic Cheerble ball, which rolls on its own when your cat touches it with their paw or nose—no remote control required. And on days when your cat is especially energetic, you can adjust the ball's settings to roll and bounce in a way that matches their stamina.

Cheerable cat toy on Kickstarter.
Cheerble

The Cheerble balls are meant to pair with the Cheerble game board, which consists of a box that has plenty of room for balls to roll around. The board is also covered on one side with a platform that has holes big enough for your cat to fit their paws through, so they can hunt the balls like a game of Whack-a-Mole. And if your cat ever loses interest in chasing the ball, the board also includes a built-in scratch pad and fluffy wand toy to slap around. A simplified version of the board game includes the scratch pad without the wand or hole maze, so you can tailor your purchase for your cat's interests.

Cheerble cat board game.
Cheerble

Since launching its campaign on Kickstarter on April 23, Cheerble has raised over $128,000, already blowing past its initial goal of $6416. You can back the Kickstarter today to claim a Cheerble product, with $32 getting you a ball and $58 getting you the board game. You can make your pledge here, with shipping estimated for July 2020.

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9 R-Rated Adult Coloring Books That Add a Little Edge to Your Relaxation

IDW Publishing/Titan Books/Amazon
IDW Publishing/Titan Books/Amazon

Coloring books marketed toward adults became big business back in 2015, and five years later, the trend continues. But if you’re looking for something with a little more edge than the same ol' mandalas and nature scenes, these R-rated adult coloring books might be more your speed.

1. The Scariest Serial Killers Coloring Book; $8

Serial killer adult coloring book.
True Crime Gifts/Amazon

If you're all out of Netflix true crime specials to binge, then satisfy your creative side with this coloring book full of some of the most heinous serial killers in history, including Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy. There are 23 in all, and each illustration includes details that are forever linked to the killers' calling cards.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Have a Nice Life A**hole: Breakup Stress Reliever Coloring Book; $7

Have a Nice Life coloring book on Amazon.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform/Amazon

Add coloring to the list of things you can do to deal with a major heartbreak. This coloring book includes more than 50 pages of tasteful floral patterns, accompanied by phrases like “I faked it every time” and “lying through your teeth is not considered flossing.” Pair it with a pint of ice cream and a bottle of wine for maximum breakup tension relief.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Profanity Coloring Book: 50 Swear Words to Color Your Anger Away; $7

50 Swear Words adult coloring book.
Amazon

Swearing is cathartic, researchers say. So is coloring! Why not combine the two? This coloring book features artistic designs of more than 50 of your favorite swear words. After a hard day at work or a difficult conversation with a friend or loved one, unwind by coloring an intricate, profanity-laced mandala that allows you to express how you really feel.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Drinking Animals Coloring Book; $8

Drinking Animals Coloring Book on Amazon.
Amazon

If you think kicking back with a drink is the pinnacle of relaxation, try combining it with some coloring next time you clock out on a Friday afternoon. Inside this coloring book, you don't just get pages of cute, cuddly animals enjoying their favorite libations—each one also comes with a recipe for their cocktail of choice. This way, you can drink along with that lion sipping a mint mojito or that bunny cradling a white wine spritzer, all in the name of art. 

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5. The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book; $15

The Beauty of Horror Coloring Book.
IDW Publishing/Amazon

If your R-rated tastes run a bit more on the gory side, this is the coloring book for you. This book includes 80 pages of beautifully drawn decaying bodies, severed heads, and deadly weapons. It’s perfect for the horror fan in your life. (If they really, really like it, there’s a whole series of four gory coloring books, plus special editions for Halloween and Christmas).

Buy it: Amazon

6. Alien: The Coloring Book; $15

Alien: The Adult Coloring Book.
Titan Books/Amazon

Wear your red colored pencil down to the nub with page after page of chestbursters, facehuggers, and xenomorph swarms terrorizing the unfortunate humans who have graced the Alien franchise over the years. 

Buy it: Amazon

7. F*ck Off, Coronavirus, I'm Coloring; $13

Coronavirus coloring book
Appleseed Press/Amazon

Times are weird right now, and with the current pandemic, there's more stress than many people know what to do with. Well, if coloring is your thing, make your feelings about COVID-19 clear with 50 pages of intricately detailed vulgarity on which to unleash your frustrations. In this book, swear words intermingle with lush backdrops of nature and wildlife to give you scenes that will take hours to complete and will hopefully leave you a bit more Zen once you're done. 

Buy it: Amazon

8. Color Me Drunk: A Drinking and Drawing Activity Book; $12

Color Me Drunk coloring book
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Drinking and drawing is encouraged in this coloring book, which challenges you to solve puzzles and create doodles while drunk. Compare your drunk art to your sober art for extra fun.

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9. Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book; $5

Adult coloring books on Amazon.
Amazon

With 21 detailed illustrations of phrases like “suck it up, buttercup,” “I color to hide the pain,” and “meh,” this coloring book suits whatever mood you’re in. Inside, you’ll find drawings of everything from abstract doodles to pictures of animals and fairies.

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