Not sure why fruit cake gets a bad rap every year. And don't understand why people still give it as a gift. If you got one over Christmas, here's what to do with it.

The late Johnny Carson had this to say about the dreaded fruitcake, and some people may agree, "The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world and people keep sending it to each other."

If you received a fruitcake over the holidays and don't know what to do with it, worry no longer. Here are 5 things that you could do to rid yourself of that nasty little loaf.


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    Bombs Away!

    If we gathered up all of the fruitcake across America, we would probably have enough to bomb the tar out any ISIS hide out. How thankful would our fighter pilots be to, not only help you get rid of the loaf, but also help our country in destroying our enemies?

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    Cat Scratch Post

    That’s right! If you are a bit handy with tools or tired of your nasty, little tabby causing destructive scratching to your couch or curtains, here is the solution for you. Simply take the old fruitcake loaf and mount it to a 4X4 pole with a wide base and let her go at it! Two problems solved here.

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    A Loofah

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    Foot Prop

    I’m sure some of you ladies have known people in the office, whose husbands made them a foot prop to rest their feet. You can save your hubby time and materials by using Carol's “gift” of fruitcake as a foot prop. You may want to wrap it in paper so as to not offend her when she comes by your cubicle to show you her thick photo album of her grand kids. On company time, none-the-less.

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    Chock Block

    This will be useful, especially if you park your car or truck on a steep hill. Simply get a five gallon bucket and fill it with shellac resin and dip the fruitcake in it. Let it cure and then dip it again. Once the shellac is fully cured on the fruitcake, you can use it as a chock block behind the rear tire on the drivers side. This way, if the parking break stresses out, you’ll have a good back-up plan. Safety first!

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