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Because You Honestly Didn’t Know: Whiskey Graphic Shows the Difference Between Scotch and Bourbon

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I don’t know a lot about whiskey, although I do know it’s delicious and keeps me warm. If you’re in the same boat, you might be familiar with Jameson and Crown Royal, but there’s so much more involved in the whiskey game. That’s where this stylish and informative poster comes into play.

Created by Pop Chart Lab, this educational guide maps out and categorizes every single variety of whiskey around the world, from moonshine to Kentucky bourbon. It also details brand names for each type, so you’ll never have to guess if you’re drinking an Irish blend or American Rye again.

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Stick this poster right on the fridge or bathroom wall, and you’ll be a whiskey expert in no time.

The Many Varieties of Whiskey poster, $29 @Pop Chart Lab

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This Wedding Unicorn Pees Actual Lemonade and Sneezes Glitter

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If a life-size unicorn that pisses lemonade, shoots pink fire and sneezes glitter sounds like the “twisted fantasy of a six-year-old girl,” well, you’re absolutely right.

Anna Schumacher and her husband, who met through their local Burning Man community, were looking for exceptionally unique “fire art” for their wedding. Conveniently, they were able to reach out to “talented fire geeks” to create a centerpiece that reflected Anna’s obsession with unicorns and, yes, fire.

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Thus, Katy Perry the Wedding Unicorn was born. Although the piece was originally a black carousel horse, friends Kat and Jesse Green repainted her in white, cutting holes into her nostrils, forehead and nether regions. Beverages are connected to a CO2 pressurized keg at the base, with the tap located at the crotch. The glitter containment unit and copper horn are activated by separate buttons and when timed right, Miss Perry can shoot fire and sneeze glitter at the same time. 

I believe this is what they call “magic.”

The glorious lemonade-pissing, fire-shooting, glitter-sneezing unicorn cost about $3000 dollars to make, with Kat and Jesse’s labor a wedding gift to the couple.

H/T + Picthx Offbeat Bride

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This Tardis Kit Turns Any Fridge Into a Time Machine, Kinda

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Good news Whovians, you can now outfit your refrigerator in this Police Box Fridge Kit. The perfect disguise for when your fridge’s chameleon circuit is fried and you need a new “Tardis” with a working beacon and audio kit. Sadly this kit will not enable you to travel through all of time and space — sorry to disappoint, milady. Also, The Doctor is not included.

This skin fits best on French refrigerator doors but the makers guarantee that your Tardis will look just as cool on a single door.

Personally, I’d totally set mine to make the Tardis’ “whoosh” sound every time it opened. Either that or have a Dalek say “REFRIGERATE!”

The price may seem a little steep but it’s a small price to pay considering how sweet it will make your kitchen look. Of course with a Tardis fridge you’ll probably need a Cyberman Stove and a Dalek Dishwasher to pull the whole room together.

Police Fridge Box Kit $185 @ Glass Sculpture

H/T + PicThx Laughing Squid

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Apparently, Hollywood Thinks All Chinese Restaurants Look Like This

Ever watched a movie set in New York City that had a scene in a Chinese restaurant? Most of us have, and chances are it looked something like this:

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Or this:

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Or this:

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Lots of dragons, paper lanterns, intricate woodwork, red wallpaper: The quintessential Chinese restaurant experience. The only problem? Those restaurants don’t exist. At least not in New York City.

That’s according to Nick Carr, a New York movie location scout who’s tired of directors demanding that he show them some “really over-the-top Chinese decor” for them to use while filming in Manhattan. Carr doesn’t dispute that there’s a ton of Chinese restaurants in New York City, but none of them look like what the directors are envisioning when they tell Carr to “be on the lookout for dragons. Golden dragons would be awesome.” Instead, the average Chinese eatery in Manhattan looks something like this:

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This makes a certain amount of sense; the abundance of Chinese restaurants in the area means that individual businesses focus on elevating the quality of their food to attract customers, rather than playing into stereotypes of  “orientalism on steroids” for revenue. Thanks to Hollywood’s refusal to see Chinese restaurants as anything but dragons and red wallpaper, however, “orientalism on steroids” is all we get to see.

H/T Scouting New York