Custom Slipper FAIL WIN!

Sometimes when you buy a pair of shoes, one of them can feel snug while the other one does not quite fit. Tom Boddingham certainly knows the feeling. When the 27-year-old ordered a special monster-design slipper to fit his oversized left foot, he was sent this size 1,450 one – because manufacturers failed to spot a decimal point. He had requested a 14.5, as well as a smaller size 13 for his right foot. The pair cost $21.45. However, manufacturers in China misread the measurement and accidentally made the whopping seven foot-long slipper, which was shipped to him along with the correct smaller size. Now 6ft 7in Mr Boddingham, who wears custom-made shoes because of the different sizes of his feet, will sell it on eBay.” w/ photos

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Eatin’ A Live Giant Scorpion

“How is this cruel? That same scorpion would eat live prey and would in turn be preyed on by other animals that would eat it alive. So instead of being eaten alive by say a bird or something, a person is eating it and that makes it cruel?” — compton3033

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Sand Carpets

One of the projects on show at IDW is ‘sand carpets’ by the dutch studio muurbloem. A 2010 winner of the dutch design awards, the spatial design utilizes one of the first materials people used to create images – sand. To execute the patterns, a PVC tube is perforated and filled with the granular substance. To facilitate the work, the roller is fitted with a handle. These whimsical floor coverings do not last long however, a day at most in public spaces, but their ephemeral character lends a particular aesthetic quality. It is probably one of the simplest ways imaginable to formally decorate just about any place imaginable.” w/ photos

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Rifle Hip Hop

“My lawyer said I was doing things that would violate my parole so I had to censor a few parts, But luckily you can’t censor swag! Shout out to Soulja boy, the best rapper dead or alive. It is because of him that I live life with my swag to the maximum.” — gmcfosho

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Bite Me Bottle Opener

“A super-spooky way to celebrate your love for horror and beverages that require a bottle opener! Even people that don’t have the dark gift will enjoy our Bite Me Bottle Opener because it’s putting the fun back into functional. This sharp looking opener also has a detachable keyring so you can keep it with you when you’re going mobile… you never know where the next party will start! Great for Halloween parties and vampire hunters.” w/ photos

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Top 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefighters

“If you were once a little boy (or maybe even a little girl), there’s a good chance you wanted to be a firefighter at some point. And who could blame you? Firefighters get to run stoplights in their shiny red trucks, carry axes, and save people from burning buildings. Those of you who didn’t quite reach your firefighting dreams are probably missing out on information about the men and women who risk their lives each day to keep us safe and fire-free. Some facts make firefighters sound even more awesome than we already know they are, and some highlight the sacrifices they make for their communities. Here are 9 things, both good and bad, you didn’t know about our heroic firefighters.” w/ photos

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