A Cookie Cutter Cabinet of Curiosities
This year, Philadelphia's fantastic Mütter Museum of medical oddities is upping the holiday cookie plate ante with its exclusive tasteless-yet-utterly-awesome Conjoined Gingerbread Men Cookie Cutter.
Inspired by the concept of eating Chang and Eng in cookie form, I wondered what other cookie cutter curiosities were lurking out there, in the dusty corners of the internet. As it turns out, only the timid need to stick to bells, stars, and snowflakes this holiday season. This slideshow is your guide to the ultimate in baking things that look like other things, from cephalopods to leg lamps.
There will, of course, be a prize for anyone who makes them all and sends in a photo of the resulting cookie plate mayhem.
Wacky Inventor Creates a Knife That Toasts as it Cuts I wonder what it can do with a bagel?
What I’m Celebrating Instead of America’s Birthday This Fourth of July Introducing Goldberg Wonderland Day, the holiday for those who want more than just one-dimensional nationalism.
Germany Plans to Give Dozens of Military Bases Back to Nature The country will turn thousands of acres once reserved for training soldiers into sanctuaries reserved for protecting wildlife.
Pop-Up Cafe Aims to Redeem the Misunderstood "World's Ugliest Fish" Life’s not easy for the gelatinous Blobfish. A new educational restaurant wants to change that.
Hateful Anti-Gay Ad Beautifully Mocked by Parody A conservative group released a homophobic anti-gay-marriage ad. The people fought back with parody.
The Transgender Community Has a New Way to Find the Right Doctor Many trans people struggle to find physicians who understand their specific needs. That just got a little bit easier.
This World Landmark cookie cutter set contains Big Ben, Sydney Opera House, the Statue of Liberty, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Eiffel Tower, and—the one on the top left, which had me confused—the Leaning Tower of Pisa.