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This Hydraulic Press Crushing An Easter Basket Filled With Eggs Is So Satisfying To Watch

Easter is only a few days away and the folks over at the Hydraulic Press Channel want to do something special for the upcoming holiday.

The YouTube channel is best known for crushing every-day items with a hydraulic press. They once shattered a regular piece of paper after trying to fold it seven times.

This time, they’re crushing an entire Easter Basket filled with fresh eggs, chocolates and other candies.

There’s something about watching that press descend that’s so satisfying.

As the channel warns, “Don’t try this at home, or anywhere else.”

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Hit-Or-Miss

Brooklyn Bunny Brings Owner’s Boyfriend Beer [WATCH]

Ben Ahles, a fabricator for design firm SITU Studio, spent several months successfully training his girlfriend’s rabbit to deliver some beer. With the help of some raisins and a cleverly crafted cart, Wallace the rabbit (or The Mad King, as his YouTube handle suggests) deftly braves the length of a runner in his Brooklyn apartment, just to give Ahles a fresh beer.

Wallace initially had zero interest in Ahles, 28, when the pair first started interacting, but once his owner, 29-year-old Alix Sugarman, revealed Wallace’s obsession with raisins, a wealth of training and bonding opportunities opened up to Ahles.

“The lynchpin of the cart is the raisins skewered at the top that he is trying to eat,” said Ahles, regarding the four iterations it took to perfect the beer cart. “I had to keep constructing carts that would hold the raisins in the exact right position for him to strain just enough that he pushes the cart forward.”

While it doesn’t help that Wallace likes chewing on cardboard as much as he loves hunting down raisins, Ahles is confidently moving on to bigger structures for Wallace to manipulate.

“We are going to work on making him machines that help him do our jobs so we don’t have to,” Ahles said. How fast can bunnies type?

Update Jan. 28th, 2015 9:50 am: Background and quotes from Ahle added.

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Sweets

New Dunkin’ Donut is Topped with a Whole Marshmallow Peep

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There’s just something about spring that makes you wanna run around eating baby birds. Marshmallow Peeps, we mean, and the newest Easter-themed donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts have got all our chick-munching cravings covered.

Starting Monday, March 31, Dunkin’ Donuts is launching two new Peeps donuts, each featuring a flower-shaped yeast donut base, pink or green icing, and — of course — a precious topping of pink or yellow marshmallow chick Peeps.

(Why they didn’t go with the bunny Peeps for Easter, though, is totally beyond us.)

“PEEPS are synonymous with fun and happiness,” said Dunkin’ Brands Executive Chef and VP of ‘”Product Innovation,” Stan Frankenthaler in a press release, “and we are excited to combine two American favorites to create unique flower-shaped donuts adorned with a marshmallow chick that will sweeten any spring or Easter celebration.”

Earlier this week, USA Today reported the once-springtime-exclusive Peeps would also become available year-round in the form of sour watermelon, strawberry creme, and chocolate creme Peeps Minis. Watermelon Peep Donuts for summer? YASPLZ.

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Packaged Food

Yes, This is A Dark Chocolate Sriracha Bunny

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Yes, this is a dark chocolate bunny. Yes, it’s infused with that Sriracha kick we all know and love. When I laid eyes on this beauty I momentarily tilted my head to the side, gazed in adoration and thought: Where have you been all my life?

This chocolate-Sriracha-Easter-ready bunny measures up at 7″ x 5″ and weighs in at 8 oz. I suggest swapping out the plastic, pastel-colored eggs and bringing home this lil’ guy for Easter. Come on, how could you say no to a face like that?

Dark Chocolate Sriracha Bunny $15.50 @Chocolate
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Sweets

Reese’s Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Easter Bunny

For those still looking for filler items in those Easter baskets this coming weekend, Reese’s brand has made available a new Reese’s Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bunny. The seasonal item weighs 5-ounces, and if it tastes anything like a traditional Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, I might be trying to pop the center out of this bunny and licking the ears. Yes, that’s how I traditionally eat bunnies. (4-pack for $8.99 @ Amazon)

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Cravings

The Hip Hopwich

With Easter but a day away, it’s time for a couple last bunny-inspired dishes that have been floating around the web. In terms of cuteness, we can always count on the folks from InsaneWiches to bring holiday-specific sandwiches, and today, we’re looking at a sandwich re-interpreted as a bunny! Ham accentuates the ears and the cute-button nose, but the eyes, whisker and sly mouth make us feel that this bunny has some serious slyness under the hood.