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How to Spread Cold Butter
How to Prevent Ice Cream Cone Drips
Karl the Carver Creates Intricate Woodwork
These Paper Sculptures Are 3-D Wonders
Meet Blue, a Certified Thera-Pig
The Fondoodler Is Like a Hot Glue Gun for Cheese
These Cakes Look Like They're From the Future
How an Artist Turns Wool Into Detailed Pet Portraits
Why Miniature Doors Have Been Popping Up Around Minneapolis
Words We Got From the Weather
Geek Out With These Pop Culture Pies
How to Make a Lamp with Your Phone
There Are Better Ways to Peel an Orange
The 200-Year Evolution of the Word 'Gross'
These Hyperrealistic Drawings Need to be Seen to be Believed
How to Rethread a Drawstring
Each of These Portraits Is Drawn With a Single Line
A Return to Fukushima, Post-Disaster
These Toys Provide Amazing Physics Lessons
The Intricate Art of Marbling
Watch the Process Behind These Amazingly Detailed Fish Prints
These Shimmering, Galactic Watercolor Paintings Look Alive
Watch How Towering 'Piescrapers' Are Constructed
How to Get the Most Out of Mismatched Socks
How to Replace a Button Without Sewing
The Easiest Way to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches
How to Keep Your Earbuds From Tangling
How to Prepare an Artichoke
How to Clean Patent Leather Shoes With Milk
A Grown-Up Twist to Spin Art
How to Pick the Perfect Hot Sauce for Any Food
How to Keep Guacamole Green
Peppers, Ranked By Spiciness
A Hammer Hack That's Pretty Handy
The Perfect Way to Cut a Cake
Why Is Sliced Bread So Great?
13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks to Try
What is a Penny Worth?
How to Make Your Own 'Fruit Fluff' Smoothies
This Store is Dedicated Entirely to Pencils
These Detailed Latte Illustrations Are Caffeinated Works of Art
This Artist Knits Giant Blankets with Huge Needles Made of PVC Pipe
How to Peel a Boiled Egg with Duct Tape
How the Government Got You to Eat Calamari
These Beautiful, Life-Sized Sculptures are Made From Cardboard
No Bottle Opener? Just Grab a Piece of Paper
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet (You Can Do This!)
Watch How Neon Lights Are Made
The Actual Definitions of These Words Aren't What You Think They Are
The Word That Appears in 71 Atlanta Street Names


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