Think Your Kid Has Got What It Takes to Be the Next Gerber Baby? Now's the Time to Find Out

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iStock.com/PeopleImages

Think your bundle of joy is the cutest baby on Earth? If Gerber agrees, you could win $50,000—college fund?—plus bragging rights for having spawned the brand's new "spokesbaby." For the ninth year in a row, Gerber is hosting a photo search contest on social media to find the newest Gerber baby, the Democrat and Chronicle reports.

Last year, Lucas Warren of Georgia made history by becoming the first Gerber baby with Down syndrome. In addition to receiving a cash prize, the winner gets to appear in Gerber brand advertisements and social media posts for a year. "Every year, for our annual photo search, we choose the baby who exemplifies Gerber's long-standing heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby," Gerber president and CEO Bill Partyka said in a statement.

Citizens of the U.S. and Puerto Rico who are 4 years old (48 months) or younger on the date of entry are eligible for consideration. To enter, just snap a photo of your pride and joy and upload it to Instagram with "#GerberPhotoSearch2018" written in the caption. If your account is private, be sure to change the settings to public so that judges can see your entry. Photo submissions will be judged on visual appeal, expressiveness of the child, and "consistency with Gerber's heritage and its Anything For Baby mission."

The last day to submit photos is October 20, and the winner will be announced on Gerber's Instagram page. For more details, check out the contest's official rules.

[h/t Democrat and Chronicle]

Oscar Mayer Is Renting Out the Wienermobile on Airbnb For Overnight Stays

Airbnb
Airbnb

Oscar Mayer is about to make all of your hot dog dreams come true. To celebrate National Hot Dog Day (today), the meat-industry titan has listed its legendary Wienermobile on Airbnb for overnight stays. Mark your calendars for July 24, when reservation opportunities will go live throughout the day, with prices starting at $136 per night.

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on Airbnb
Airbnb

The 27-foot-long locomotive hot dog, parked in Chicago, can accommodate two people and includes a sofa bed, sitting area, and outdoor space with a bathroom and “hot dog picnic zone” where you can lounge in Adirondack chairs while enjoying a savory snack. The 'mobile will also be packed with all the hot dog amenities you didn’t know you needed: Highlights include a mini fridge stocked with hot dogs and Chicago-style fixings, a custom Wienermobile art piece by Chicago artist Laura Kiro, and an Oscar Mayer roller grill that you get to keep forever. And that’s not the only souvenir: each guest will also receive a welcome kit with as-yet-unidentified “hot dog-inspired accessories.”

Other features include air conditioning, free parking, breakfast, a hair dryer, and the essentials: towels, bed sheets, soap, shampoo, and toilet paper.

Interior of Wienermobile on Airbnb
Airbnb

Interior of Wienermobile on Airbnb
Airbnb

The booking dates overlap with Chicago’s famed Grant Park music festival Lollapalooza, which takes place from August 1 through 4. The lineup this year includes Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, The Strokes, and Kacey Musgraves, to name a few. What better way to stay nourished and well-rested after a musical marathon than in a cozy, oblong automobile filled with meat?

If you can't book a Wienermobile getaway, you can still celebrate July as National Hot Dog Month by hosting your own hot dog picnic wherever you are (just make sure you know the proper way to plate, dress, serve, and chow down on a plate full of frankfurters).

Check out the full listing on Airbnb.

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A Stranger Things Fan Is Selling Epic Demogorgon Dog Costumes on Etsy

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Netflix

Stranger Things is great at placing the truly terrifying alongside the absolutely adorable. One minute we are gushing over Eleven and Mike’s teen romance, and the next we’re jumping off the couch at the sight of those possessed by the Mind Flayer.

No matter how seamless the Duffer Brothers' Netflix series is in weaving together these moments, it seems like it would be impossible to make the Demogorgon cute. But somehow, one crafty fan has done just that.

Etsy shop ThatCraftyFriendShop has created Demogorgon headpieces that fit perfectly on your dog’s head.

People reports that the headpieces range in size from extra small (for 5- to 10-pound dogs) all the way to extra large (for dogs over 75 pounds). Prices range from $25 to $75, depending on the size of your four-legged friend.

These wool and felt doggy costumes are perfect for Halloween, or even a Stranger Things watch party while you continue to binge and re-binge the third seasonwith a decked-out doggy by your side.

[h/t People]

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