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Friday, August 15, 2014

Thank you, Internet: Edible chocolate Legos and Mad Men goes modern

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

You hear that? That's the weekend coming at you. We know, we know ... you've still got some work day to get through, but we've got some links that should help you kill at least some of that time:

click to enlarge via This is Colossal
  • via This is Colossal

via This is Colossal

1. Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has given a brand new meaning to playing with your food. He's designed Lego bricks that you can actually EAT. Yeah, you can get the cheap molds at your local craft shop that make Lego-shaped chocolates, but you can't actually build with them. Mizuuchi's super-precise version allows you to build with 'em before you eat 'em ... until they start melting, at least. Click here to see what else he's been building.

2. What would happen if we time-travelled Christina Hendricks' Joan Holloway from the '60s of Mad Men time to a present-day office? Funny or Die answered that question for us with a new video, and, well, let's just say her chain smoking, martini drinking and typo erasing are frowned upon by her new co-workers.

click to enlarge 21 vintage shots of Orlando’s Gatorland attraction
  • 21 vintage shots of Orlando’s Gatorland attraction

21 vintage shots of Orlando’s Gatorland attraction

3. Gatorland is right in the middle of celebrating 65 years in the gator business. Right now Florida residents can spend a day at the park for only $9.99 per person, peeping the gators, being amazed at the ridiculously huge tortoises, cuddling the petting zoo critters and more. This gallery takes a look back at some of the best bits of the Kissimmee park's history.

4. We may have a new cookie hero. Meet Cory Nieves: He's 10 years old, and he turned a hot cocoa stand into a boomin' cookie business. In 2009, he started the hot chocolate spot near his Englewood, New Jersey, home as a way to help his mom earn enough money to buy a car. Cory's mom encouraged him to expand his offerings to lemonade and cookies. Fast forward five years and he's got a pretty rabid fan base that devours his nine cookie varieties, a cookie dough delivery service coming soon, a deposit on a brick-and-mortar location ... and a pretty awesome sense of style.

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5. This is what happens when you let creatives babysit your baby and ask for hourly updates.

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