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Cities are looking for ways to make themselves cleaner, greener, and more sustainable. So cities here and there are trying out pilot projects and even have permanent installations that other cities should seriously look at, like installing solar panels...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Big names in finger measurementby Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Stephen Drew, Improbable Research staffPaintings by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staffMany researchers now spend their careers, and build their professional reputations, studying finger lengths....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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When Richard Adams's first novel was published in 1972, one critic wrote "I announce with trembling excitement the looks of an exceptional story." This was Watership Down, a masterfully crafted tale of adventure, courage, tyranny, and freedom.The characters...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Regular Double Date by Prime PremneIt's hard to enjoy a day at the park with all those critters hanging around, but at least their antics are hilarious to watch. Wait- did that bluebird just say "Mordecai" and "Rigby"? What kind of park critters are...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Prince not only came out with a new album every year (sometimes more than that), but he also changed his look, especially his hair, just as often. Artist Gary Card illustrated those looks in purple paint for every year between 1978 and 2013. That’s...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, April 29, 2016
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The home of police officer Margo Feaser of Longwood, Florida caught on fire on Monday night. Neighbors smashed in windows to give Feaser an escape route from the home, which was rapidly filling with smoke.Feaser got out, as did her dog and her husband,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, April 29, 2016
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That area of your house that has a slant roof over it is pretty useless. It’s often only good for storage, and in this case it had two closets, but they didn’t hold much. So MetalMan83 transformed that spot into a castle fort as a gift for his daughter’s...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, April 29, 2016
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I think that Captain Mal Reynolds is more likely to be chaotic good, or possible chaotic neutral (he did kick a guy into a running engine). But I agree that you shouldn't cross him when he's equipped with his pretty floral bonnet.Geek and Sundry, which...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Inventor and crazy man Colin Furze has built himself a dual-rotor hovercraft out of two gas engines and a couple of fans. It has no seat, no steering, and no brakes, but it flies! Do I have to add that you shouldn’t try this at home? (YouTube link)Why...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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A few different sets of photos taken in North Korea have been shared online lately, and these rare pics are shaping the way we see life in that mysterious country we know so little about.And even though we're inclined to believe photos taken in North...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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A lamb born without fleece at a farm in Chilton Foliat in Wiltshire, UK, was rejected by his mother. It was just too odd. Farmhand Sally-Ann Fisher says they named the lamb Skippy because he looks like a kangaroo. He’s now being hand-raised by humans.Ms...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Conspiracy theories don't come much more cold blooded than the Reptilian Elite theory, which states that members of an ancient reptilian bloodline secretly rule the world.The theory was posited and popularized by former BBC sports writer turned “son...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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There’s a lot going on here. This is the Sink-Wall, a pivoting room divider (also called a “door”) made from 20 stainless steel kitchen sinks. Each sink also serves as a storage her display unit for books or other objects. Lot-ek Architects designed...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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[ image could not be processed - please retry - src was http://www.neatorama.com/plugin/ajaximgupload/previewimg/visimgupload-1/1461846557?u=0.70 ]/>It's funny to think that all we have to do to render something we see every day unrecognizable is...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The Pork Awakens by Kenny DurkinThe rest of the gang were a bit hesitant about the merger, but Miss Piggy was really looking forward to linking up with the big D for one reason and one reason only- the opportunity to star in her favorite sci-fi movie...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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This shot of @KCMOFireDept#Firefighters rescuing @KCPolice from a stalled elevator wins the internet for today. pic.twitter.com/2O0ArPzPIm— Gregg Favre (@GreggFavre) April 27, 2016A group of Kansas City, Missouri, police officers found themselves stuck...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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When pop culture characters become a part of our lives we wish they were real so we can hang out with them, knowing full well they'll never make the leap into our real 3D world.But imagination is what brought these characters to life, so perhaps a bit...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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A desert fox only wants to devote his time looking for something to eat, like most wild creatures do, but this annoying young fennec fox kit named Nibbles wants to be buddies or something. What’s a fox to do? (vimeo link)The story is simple and classic,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Laura Keeble, a British artist, takes stained glass from old churches and turns it into everyday objects. This McDonald's Happy Meal becomes a symbol of the Eucharist titled The Glass Supper. In other pieces, memorial church glass becomes a security...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from Ernie Smith, the editor of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another life, he ran ShortFormBlog.(Image credit: Flickr user Fygget)Making your bed every morning...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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When gamers discover Easter Eggs hidden in their favorite video games they expect to find homages to pop culture, self referential jokes the game's developers put in for hardcore fans to find and perhaps a punny joke or two.However, finding perverted...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The way to know it’s a real blind taste test is to use a blind person. Tommy Edison is the man for the job. Can he distinguish the name brand food items from the store brand items? (YouTube link)I really don’t know how fair these tests are. They...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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(Image: ABC 7)My guess is that the bank is not going to get the money.Sheila Henderson of Chicago Heights, Illinois recently examined the bank account of her mother, who died last month. Was there any money in it that she could use to pay for funeral...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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We know how to trap a cat. But have you ever thought about the anxiety you cause for a cat trapped in such an awful way? (YouTube link)This dramatic video shows the angst and desperation of a helpless cat trapped in a hexagon taped to the floor. He cannot...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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You get the Hobie Mirage Eclipse. The premise for this product by the Hobie Cat Company (which makes watercraft, not cats) is that paddleboarding can be a vigorous form of exercise when users pedal stairs that flap fins on the bottom to provide locomotion....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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You know what’s even more cold and heartless than the universe? Someone trying to correct you when you express your sadness and need. She could have just told him to quit whining. That way, he’d just be depressed and angry, instead of depressed,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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OK Hero by YiannisHe's the most incredible force for good on the planet, a diminutive looking man who can take down the biggest and baddest with but one punch. But ask him what kind of hero he is and he'll reply "An OK one" because he never gets the...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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*think cool thoughts*run cool- hit em w/ that COOL #Baywatch run...Oh yeah, Feelin it*think coo- AGH WTF #notcoolpic.twitter.com/XrbvPhCoGC— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) April 26, 2016In case you didn’t know, there’s a new Baywatch movie now in production,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Need to patch a flat tire? This mechanic in the Philippines does not have a modern shop by the standards of a developed nation. But he will get you on the road again.(Video Link)After pulling out the nail, the mechanic builds a fire in a can. Then he...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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(Image: US Patent Office)Recently, in the office, while passing by a co-worker, I held up my hand for the purpose of exchanging a high five. He ignored me and kept walking.This was a dark and traumatic moment.And it's one that I could have escaped if...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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3D printing is slowly but surely being integrated into our tech heavy lives, and it's easy to imagine everyone having a 3D printer or three in their homes to help them do all sorts of fun and useful stuff.But before the 3D printer can become like every...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The 1979 movie Alien launched a franchise that now has five movies and another on the way, and that’s not even counting the two Alien vs. Predator movies. Why so many sequels? Because the second movie, Aliens, was so good that it rivaled, or even eclipsed,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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(Photo: dann_grace)The Place, an Italian restaurant in Seoul, South Korea, has invented an entirely new way to cook, serve, and eat pizza. It's called The Bomb.(Video Link)The Bomb consists of the uncooked (or at least partially uncooked) pizza ingredients...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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(Video Link)Here's Peter Yarrow of the 60s folk group Peter, Paul, and Mary. What does he want? The answer is blowing in the wind, my friend: he wants you to get a colonoscopy. His was a very positive experience, for his "colon took first prize," as...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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(YouTube link)Tea is the most popular beverage in the world -besides water. It sure is at my house! My husband goes through about a gallon of sweet tea a day, and I drink hot tea all afternoon and evening after one pot of coffee these days. It’s like...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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No matter how you like you're pizza pie you've got to agree on one thing- it's all about the toppings.With the addition of toppings the pizza becomes our own personal slice of heaven, custom created to suit our tastes no matter how mundane or strange.We're...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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(Image Link)International borders are man made constructs, lines drawn in the dirt which are easy to ignore until a nation's police force cracks your head open for stepping over the line.And to make matters even more confusing these borders are constantly...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Five Nights At The Shadow Temple by GuiganoideIt should have been the easiest quest of Link's life, but something about the Shadow Temple was spooky, and we're not just talking about its name. Link was forever volunteering for jobs others made mad rupees...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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It's pretty easy for house pets to take flattering selfies considering they're so darn cute, but the internet is already full of cute animal pics and the virtual world is becoming bored with beauty.So what does the future of pet social media posts look...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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John "Chickie" Donohue was a guy who “did things nobody else would think about doing.” In 1968, he traveled around the world and snuck into the thick of the Vietnam War to deliver beer to three friends from New York who were serving in the military....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Bill Rankin at Radical Cartography created a set of maps that show the growth of slavery in the US between 1790 and 1870. The population of the US is indicated by the size of dots on each 250-square-mile cell, and the percentage of those people who were...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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This is a Western Barred Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricincta). During molting, our little friend needs to drink water. So YouTube user Частный экзотариум feeds him water from a glass. Then, after he's back in his tank, he gives him pats...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.1. Elvis Presley- movie theater usherElvis worked as a movie usher as a teenager. A girl who also worked at the theater...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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(Photo: Draken Harald Hårfagre)This ship is the Harald Fairhair, named in honor of the first king of unified Norway. Its 33-man crew has modern navigational tools, but are otherwise dependent upon 10th Century technology.That's risky because the Harald...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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LeeAdianez Rodriguez signed up for a 5-kilometer race in Rochester, New York. But she arrived at the wrong starting position and ran a course set up for a half marathon.LeeAdianez realized about halfway through that she must have been in the wrong race,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Take a POV ride on a train with this model engine on a LEGO track with a GoPro strapped to the front! First you think, this is pretty neat. Then you get a little dizzy. Then you wonder how big this house is, and then it goes outside! What a setup he...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Do you look good in open-toed shoes? For that, you need a proper pedicure with well-maintained nails. If that's not an option, then you may wish to try these stockings from the Japanese firm Belle Maison. They're built with toe-ends. The tips are painted...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Fresh Punch by Diego PedauyeIn west City Z born and raised, in the dojo is where he spent most of his days, chillin' out punchin' and acting all cool while keeping the city free of kaiju fools. When a gang of creeps that were up to no good came from...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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I’m not altogether convinced that the 27 Facebook posts are all from elderly people, but they all show a charming amount of naiveté about social media. Or even computer usage. The obviously elderly lady above, who expects to get a profile pic installed...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Kirk, Spock, and McCoy discover the Batmobile from the 1960s-era Batman television show. Meanwhile, Batman and Robin find the Galileo II shuttlecraft from Star Trek.(Video Link)YouTube user SpockBoy presents this perfectly edited mashup illustrating...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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