This Easy Pumpkin Keg Is Perfect For Your Halloween Bash

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This is one Halloween DIY you’re sure to enjoy: a pumpkin keg! Not only is a pumpkin keg easy to make, but it will look cute to have on display at a Halloween party.

“Today” posted a video that will walk you through the simple steps to bring this pumpkin keg to life. (And there are plenty of other tutorials online as well, like this one from No Spoon Necessary!)

You simply cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and guts to hollow out the insides. (It should be as bare and empty as possible inside before it holds liquid.) Then simply use an apple corer or a knife to create a circle for the keg tap. Make a hole that’s just big enough to fit the tap, as you don’t want to let liquid escape.

And there you have it. It’s as easy as that. Watch how it’s done here:

You can purchase a kit with a tap as well as a coring tool that make a hole the exact size you need on Amazon for $17.99.

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Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can create pumpkin kegs for the remainder of the fall season and then do the same thing with a watermelon once summer rolls around!

The best part of hollowing out your pumpkin is deciding what to fill it with—there are just so many delicious concoctions to choose from! You might prefer an adult beverage, such as red sangria, or opt for a kid-friendly version of spiced cider punch. Decisions, decisions…

Creating a keg isn’t the only way you can use pumpkins as functional decor at a fall party, either. For example, Everyday Dishes offers a tutorial for turning a pumpkin into an ice chest. Simply core out the pumpkin, add ice and you’re done.

Now you’re prepared to throw the very best fall parties. Enjoy!

This Optical Illusion Dance Will Play Tricks On Your Eyes

Talent shows are typically a little hit or miss, but these seven dancers proved that they really have what it takes to wow an audience—and took the concept of a “talent show” to a whole new level.

Not only did they manage to perfectly time their choreography, but they also  completely fooled the audience in the process. Because not only are these moves a display of their skill, but they also make for a clever optical illusion.

The women stepped out wearing suits that are half white and half black. At first glance, it’s not hard to see what’s going on, and you may think it’d be easy to keep track of which leg is performing which movements—but trust us—it gets pretty confusing.

They’ve created a mashup of several songs, and as the music plays they stand still, only moving their legs to the beat of each song. (The songs they sample range from “Eye of the Tiger” to “Can’t Touch This.”) And that’s all it takes to totally trick the eyes. It’s pretty incredible, honestly.

Not Your Average Talent Show

The dance routine was part of the Silverdale First Ward LDS Talent Show, and since the video was originally posted, it’s racked up over a million views. Because clearly, people are into illusions.

The original poster noted that this was great for a group performance, and it really does seem like the perfect way to nail a dance routine, even if you’re not the most skilled dancer.

And these costumes would also be fun for Halloween if you’re looking to dress your family or friend group in matching costumes. Now, you have just to practice your dance moves!

Check out this video for all of the inspiration you’ll need to enter a talent show or pull off a very memorable group costume. It gets really good around the 42-second mark.

Speaking Of Mesmerizing Illusions

Lily Hevesh is a young domino artist. (Yes, there is such a thing.) She created this massive “Triple Spiral” domino display with 15,000 dominoes, and a lot of patience, we would imagine.

The project took her 25 hours, spread over the course of 8 days, to build—and just two minutes to fall. Her triple spiral video’s been watched over 38 million times on YouTube alone.

Check it out:


Source: 15000 Part 3 storey spiral resulting from Domino by ThereisEverything on Rumble

Hevesh has made a name for herself in this space; she’s created complex commercial campaigns for Honda and Ford, among others. Her videos have been featured on networks like NBC, FOX News, CNN and CBS.

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Lily’s YouTube channel has over 357 million total YouTube views and over 1.2 million subscribers. In other words, she’s kind of a big deal.

Lily Hevesh/Hevesh5.com

She started playing with dominoes in 2009 when she was 10, and she got into the whole thing simply by searching “dominoes” on YouTube.

“Take it slow, be very cautious when you’re building, and if it falls down, know that it’s part of the domino process,” Hevesh, who is now 18, told CBS News.

The teen from New Hampshire says she owns about 70,000 dominoes, and she also has a Guinness World Record under her belt. She was part of a team that set a record in 2016 for the most dominoes toppled in a circle. The amount the toppled? A cool 76,017!

Check out Hevesh’s YouTube channel for tons of other mesmerizing videos of her work. This video that she created with a fellow domino artist several years ago is the most-watched on her channel with a whopping 85 million views:

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And here’s a reel of highlights from some of her “best projects,” which she shared back in June. Seriously astounding work!

Hevesh was in the routine of posting new clips of her projects to her channel every Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. That may no longer be the case, however, as this domino artist extraordinaire heads off to travel during a “gap year” before she starts her freshman year of college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, next fall. (Famous Rensselaer alums include Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, as well as a bunch of NASA employees and astronauts.)

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Hevesh recently closed up her domino studio and moved all 70,000 of her dominoes to her parents’ house, a process that she chronicled on social media:

For all you Hevesh superfans out there, she even has her own logo and line of shirts, too. Not bad for an 18-year-old with a bright future!