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Intern's Pick of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 8, 2011
The gummy bear torture chamber. The Gummy Bear Torture Chamber. The GUMMY BEAR TORTURE CHAMBER. Seriously, it just sounds epic. Anyway, watch this, and learn how to use chemistry to make a gummy bear explode. Awesome. Send in your favorite videos to contribute@sparknotes.com! (Extra awesome points if... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day

Open Thread for February 8

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 8, 2011
Dragons DO exist! No, seriously. Just check out this pic and this email, sent by the awesomely-named iwearfiestapants: These school holidays I was sent to "reconnect" with my aunt and cousins in their smallish town that 2 hours away from the beach. I was... More  →
Open Thread for February 8

Intern's Pick of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 7, 2011
Today's pick is just plain adorable—who wouldn't want to watch a dog take a bath in slow ... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 7, 2011
Judging by the shades alone, this pup is about 48% cooler than Chelsea Dagger on her coolest day. Further proof? Just read T. Pierce's email; her furry friend deserves mad props. This is my dog Tips. She was abandoned on the side of the road when... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Open Thread for February 7

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 7, 2011
From the looks of this invite, Uh_Oh_Oreoz is planning the most epic slumber part EVER. We'll bring the Cheez-its!... More  →
Open Thread for February 7

Open Thread for February 6

By EmmaFebruary 6, 2011
Princesscat_A asks, What's better than one grumpy cat?? Two grumpy cats!!! We can't argue with that logic. If you want to see your cute pets or shoes or bangs on an open thread, send a pic to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for February 6

Open Thread for February 5

By EmmaFebruary 5, 2011
HI Sparkitors!! This is a picture of my pet lobster Squishy being gangsta  :P From, Butterfly.Ears :) We love this with the passion of a thousand valentines. Thanks, Butterfly!!!... More  →
Open Thread for February 5

Choose Your Sparkler Post Badge: Round 1K

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 4, 2011
Congratulations to badge #40, our winner for Round 1J! And a huge round of applause for all the other badges, too! Can you believe we're almost done with Round 1? Can you believe that we've looked at over forty fantastic badges? We bet you can't. Well,... More  →
Choose Your Sparkler Post Badge: Round 1K

Interview With a Sparkler, Round: We Owe You SO Many E-Hugz

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 4, 2011
We were so touched by your responses to last week's question that we actually felt our rusted Tin-Man hearts get a little less squeaky (but that might have been because we just swallowed a galloon of car oil). And we just wanted to... More  →
Interview With a Sparkler, Round: We Owe You SO Many E-Hugz

How to Break SparkLife to Your SO

By ContributorFebruary 4, 2011
Having trouble telling your cuddle muffin about SparkLife? mysticjadeshoe can help.—Sparkitors I think we've all come to accept that SparkLife is, well, our life now, whether we're crossing our fingers for the next Auntie, following... More  →
How to Break SparkLife to Your SO