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Some people refer to squirrels as tree-rats, but we think of them as secret urban unicorns. Squirrelicorns! While the Squirrelicorn is just as magical as its fully equine unicorn comrades, they are a little less rare. You just need to know how to attract them.
To lure a Squirrelicorn out of hiding simply fill a Unicorn Squirrel Feeder with peanuts (and some peanut butter if you’re feeling extra generous) and hang it up within squirrelly reach. Give them a little time to comprehend their
hunger magical potential and, before you know it, your once ordinary squirrels will become awesome Squirrelicorns:
Now we know what you’re wondering: Can two creatures as magical as these be friends? Members of our Bigfoot Research Team are currently taking time away from their search for the elusive Sasquatch to observe Squirrelicorn and Squorse behavior. Legend has it they meet for nutmeat feasts and dance-offs.
If you want to help solve this mystery (or just want to laugh at squirrels looking ridiculous), visit our squirrel shop so you can set up your own Unicorn Squirrel Feeder and Horse Head Squirrel Feeder.
Let us know if you capture photos or footage of squirrelly shenanigans!
We've just released a whole new series of shiny new ornaments to help make your Christmas trees and Hanukkah bushes even more awesome this year. Here are three of them:
This Cone Kitty Ornament is for the true appreciator of cats, even when they aren’t having their proudest moment. If this kitty is humiliated by the plastic cone, she’s not showing it. How did this happen? Why is the world so unfair? Merry Christmas!
Our new Introvert Ornament would rather be in the back of the tree in a comfortable secluded spot where it can see the other ornaments if it wants to, but can also have some private time. The perfect ornament to make sure everyone in your family is represented on the tree.
You know what your Christmas tree needs? A Squirrel in Underpants Ornament! No more naked squirrels. This beautifully crafted glass squirrel in underpants won’t be out of place on even the classiest tree.
BBC Springwatch recently shared this awesome video of a grey squirrel using one of our Horse Head Squirrel Feeders. He’s determined to retrieve a tasty treat from inside the feeder, but in the meantime he looks like a horse-squirrel hybrid who’s possibly had one too many hazelnut daiquiris.
To watch squirrel shenanigans like this from the comfort of your own home simply order a Horse Head Squirrel Feeder, or Big Head Squirrel Feeder, fill it with nuts, and hang it up in your yard. The squirrels will take care of the rest.[via BBC Springwatch]
Take your squirrels from muggle to magical with this amazing Unicorn Squirrel Feeder. Put some peanut butter on the shelf inside this squirrel feeder and as the squirrel eats it, he’ll transform into a unicorn. Feeds and humiliates squirrels at the same time.
It's like you're a wizard and cast a spell on the squirrels in your backyard. With a quick "unicornis in transmutare sciurus" that boring old mundane tree rat transforms into a magical beast from Fairyland.
When we started selling our Squirrel Coffee Cup (which is exactly what it sounds like, a tiny coffee cup for squirrels), people doubted that it would be used by an actual squirrel.
Well, thanks to Kristine R, we now have photographic proof:
We're not sure what kind of coffee was in the cup, but we're guessing hazelnut.
This gif was created using photos taken by Kristine R from her excellent Tumblr page entitled A Squirrel's Life!
They mounted the Giant Googly Eyes on a stick and asked cosplayers to pose for photos with them. As you can see the results are nothing short of awesome.
Even our own underpants-wearing squirrel got in on the action:
Believe it or not, the photos you see here are just the tip of the awesome iceberg.
Conventional Christmas presents like video games, appliances and socks are great. But you can make Christmas even more fun with some delightfully strange and unexpected gifts as well.
That's why we made this handy list of our top 5 unforgettable Christmas gifts for 2012 to help you get started:
After tending to their beloved yards all year long, Dads have earned some yard-related entertainment and this unusual gift is just the ticket. It also makes a funny (and useful!) present for nature lovers and anyone who thinks the town squirrels are getting a little big for their tiny britches. This time of year those naughty neighborhood squirrels are running around like crazy trying to stock up (and fatten up) for the winter. Hang this feeder in the backyard, fill it with something squirrels find irresistible and then stand back while hilarity ensues.
Moms are renowned for kissing our boo-boos and making us feel better, but Moms sometimes get boo-boos of their own. Fancy bandages decorated with pretty images of one of literature's most famous female novelists or quotations from her best works make an entertaining and delightfully practical gift. (Pairs well with Downton Abbey dvds.)
Most of us know at least one crazy cat lady. If there's one thing crazy cat ladies love almost as much as their cats it's a present for their precious feline friends. Plenty of cat lovers probably already think their kitties are magical creatures, but this inflatable unicorn horn makes it official. It also makes for some seriously funny photos.
This mask is a perfect gift for that famously funny uncle as well as aspiring, accomplished or just downright terrible cooks. Put this realistic raw turkey mask in the hands of someone who already has a great sense of humour and Christmas will turn into something straight out of a sitcom.
What do you get for the person who has everything? Easy, you get them an Inflatable Beard of Bees! There's no chance they've already got one and it's useful in all sorts of unexpected situations: impress the ladies (or the gents or hives of single bees), conceal your identity, cover up that patchy moustache while it's still just growing in or use it as a bib instead of a traditional napkin. It also makes a handy life raft for pet hamsters and the perfect present for notoriously hard-to-shop-for apiarists.
With presents like these, your holiday is sure to be a truly memorable experience. Remember, the more people are laughing, the less they're discussing politics or gossiping about
This year Dave Barry chose five of our items for his 2012 Gift Guide.
Here’s what he had to say about the kitty horn:
Do you have cat lovers on your holiday list? If so, here’s a gift that is sure to make them say: “What?” It’s an Inflatable Unicorn Horn for Cats". And if you know anything about cats, you know how much they, as a species, enjoy being dressed up as mythical figures. To use this horn, you simply blow it up and attach it to your cat’s head with elastic straps. Then it’s time to sit back and enjoy the ensuing hilarity for several lighthearted nanoseconds. And then it’s time to go to the emergency room.
And here's what he said about the Squirrel and Chicken masks:
Have you ever found yourself in a meeting at work when you wanted to fall asleep, or make faces at other meeting participants, but you can’t because you need to remain employed? If so, you, or some employed person on your holiday gift list, could definitely use one of these masks. These are large rubber masks that cover your entire head. You can see out, sort of, through the eye holes, but nobody can see in. So you (italics) appear (end italics) to be an attentive, interested, meeting-attending squirrel or chicken, no matter what you are actually doing with your face in there.
FACT: Many airline pilots wear these on international flights.
Photos by Bob Eighmie/Miami Herald/MCT
This is our attempt to give you a virtual taste of the stark, nut-scented horror you'll experience when drinking from the Squirrel Attack Porcelain Mug. At the bottom of every mugful of coffee, an angry squirrel lies in wait. Caffeine only makes them angrier. Tea upsets them too. And don't get us started on the perils of drinking hot chocolate.
This item might just make people think twice about feeding squirrels in the park. Or it will make them twice as eager to do so, in hopes of avoiding squirrel wrath. Give the gift of an angry, tree-dwelling rodent lurking at the bottom of a coffe cup or simply get one for yourself here.
Hooray! David and Shana are back with another brand new episode of the Super Awesome Show. This episode is a whirlwind of cool new Archie McPhee products and warehouse shenanigans.
But that's just the beginning.
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