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Thank you, Internet: Kindle unlimited and wine-flavored cotton candy

July 18, 2014
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Friday’s here and there’s so much going on this weekend, we bet you can’t wait to get it started. Sadly, you still have some time to kill before you can get your weekend on. Check out these links that should help you whittle away the last few hours of the day:

1. A candy shop in Des Moines, Iowa has created wine-flavored cotton candy. Right now the Chocolate Storybook candy shop is offering two varieties of the sweet, cloud-like delight: merlot and chardonnay. The wine flavors round out an already impressive list of cotton candy that includes root beer, lime, cherry berry, banana, strawberry banana, vanilla, grape, apple and, of course, just plan ‘ol cotton candy flavored. The best news? You don’t have to travel to Iowa to get it. You can buy it right on their website for $3.95 a tub.

2. Ryan Grepper from Portland, Oregon has literally created the coolest cooler ever. And he’s given it the perfect name: The Coolest. The cooler is nothing short of amazing, featuring everything you could possibly want in a cooler: beach wheels, built-in plates, rust-proof knife, a cutting board, a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, cup holders, a bottle opener, a USB charger and a built-in blender. Grepper’s Kickstarter goal of $50,000 has been shattered, with almost $6 million pledged so far. If you pledge a cool(est!) $185 by Aug, 29, this party-in-a-cooler could be yours.

3. From the notorious Biggie/Tupac feud to the mysterious case of Natalie Wood’s accidental drowning case that was re-opened in 2011, this gallery delves into the stories behind 20 of the most well-known American murders that have never been solved. Number 15 will have you questioning whether you ever want to down a Tylenol again.

4. This week, Amazon rolled out a new all-you-can-read book service. For just $10 a month, readers can subscribe to its new Kindle Unlimited service, giving them access to more than 600,000 e-books. Included in these titles are popular series like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, James Bond and The Lord of the Rings. In addition, subscribers will also have access to thousands of audiobooks as well. It will be interesting to see how it compares to Overdrive, the virtual e-book library service offered through the Orange County Public Library.

Chimps watch Planet of the Apes

5. These chimps take a trip to the movies to watch Dawn of the Planet of the ApesNo words needed for this one really, just awwwwws.

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