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In the early 20th century, you could see exhibits at Coney Island featuring people with physical anomalies, cultural exhibits that were ”human zoos,” and premature babies in incubators. That may seem weird now, but people flocked to see the babies,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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A group of hunters saw a female beaver in a trap in Saskatchewan, and knew her babies must be near. They found a litter of four beaver kits, only a couple of days old, and took them to Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre. Medical...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Future War by NemiMakeitWhen civil war tears a pop culture planet apart it starts sending ripples throughout the fictional franchise galaxy, and soon all sorts of animated worlds are swept up in buddy battle fever. In this episode- New New York does...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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"Hunger is coming!" proclaims chef Josh Elkin. He made this replica of the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. Like the one on the show, it's forged from the chicken wings that Aegon the Conqueror took from the lords of Westeros that he subdued.Elkin clearly...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Alabama A&M student Rodney Smith Jr. didn’t own a lawnmower himself when he started volunteering to mow lawns for elderly people last year. He ended up mowing 100 lawns in 2015 and, with Terrence Stroy, launched an organization called Raising Men...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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A McDonald's restaurant and a liquor store are not natural enemies. In the wild, they usually ignore each other. But a McDonald's and a Sav-Mor in Somerville, Massachusetts are now locked in a joking war against each other, mocking each other with their...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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We’ve posted many times about the weird marginal illustrations in medieval manuscripts. You might have noticed over time that rabbits are a commonly-recurring theme. Sure, the monks that drew them probably saw rabbits often, but the ones in the fields...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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(Video Link)T-Bone lives in Toronto with his human, James Cochrane. The latter is fairly clever by human standards. Cochrane built a robot that, with the press of a button, pats T-Bone on the head, then gives him a treat. It's called the IOT Robot People/Pet...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Some people watch Game of Thrones regularly, some wait to binge-watch, others just don’t care. Then there’s me, who follows the story only by reading all the spoilers on Monday. I know someday I might have time to watch the entire series, but then...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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(Chris Hallbeck/Maximumble)One is your wife. The other is her evil twin sister, now escaped from an asylum for the criminally insane. They look alike, but only one has learned how to tolerate you for long periods of time. Which one is the right one!?...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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(YouTube link)Famous people have families, too. It can’t be easy top be the lesser-known sibling of a famous person, but it has some benefits, too. And some of those siblings were successful in their own right, but still were eclipsed in the fame department....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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(Photo: Spoonflower)It's like an otaku room, but for grandparenting.Spoonflower is a company that produces custom fabrics. If you've got a design, they can produce bolts of it. Carmen Baugh, 66, of Durham, North Carolina made use of that service to decorate...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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When constructing a building that is expected to last a long time, getting it to stand straight up and down is pretty important. But apparently it’s not always crucial to making the building last. The most famous example is the Leaning Tower of Pisa,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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(Image Link)Everywhere you go these days people are cluttering up our view with selfie sticks, using them like a weapon against your good times, which is not amusing.However, selfie sticks are amusing in one entertainment related scenario- when weapons...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Eat Magic by Hillary WhiteCompanies talk about tasting rainbows and seeing colors the way they're supposed to be seen, but if you want to take the ultimate trip you've gotta eat some magic. Take a bite out of a magical beast and you'll be seeing all...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Today is National Tap Dance Day! You might think tap is an obsolete form of dance, but the troupe Syncopated Ladies puts a modern twist to their routines. (YouTube link)Here they dance to Prince’s song “When Doves Cry.” They dance in perfect rhythm...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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(Image Link)The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election continues to be described as shocking and controversial, but it takes more than a racist with a spray tan and a bad hairpiece to create controversy.You need a pro-Stalin, pro-Communist candidate like Earl...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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No greater feeling than that of accomplishment! #DutyHonorCountry (@usarmy photo by: Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant)A photo posted by U.S. Military Academy (@westpoint_usma) on May 23, 2016 at 11:03am PDTAlix Schœlcher Idrache was one of the more than 950...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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(Lucas Nascimento)The ordinary LEGO block is the most dangerous weapon on Earth--especially against parents. Even Superman can succumb to its brutality. Here, Batman uses his superior intellect to devise the ultimate means of taking down his rival: the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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When the captain tell you to get in the boat, you better not waste any time! A playground at Munson Park in Monroe, Michigan, is the setting for an epic high seas adventure. (YouTube link)When you’re James Hashimoto, the Action Movie Kid (previously...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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When people need new clothes they usually head to the store (or online) and purchase items that look right with the right price.It has become the norm to care less about the quality of clothing because people think it's hard to tell whether a garment...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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It’s the senior talent show at the high school. The entire student body has already sat through singers, musicians, and drama students with amazing talent that they’ve seen dozens of times before. Then this guy steps up. He has one talent, and he...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Have you ever looked at an ordinary coin and thought “man, I wish this coin was a ring”?You may have thought this transformation to be nigh impossible with the ordinary tools you have laying around your house, but it's actually far easier than you...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, May 25, 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.Sound cards like the Creative Sound Blaster were the missing...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Blank on Blank is an ongoing video series by PBS that vividly animates the audio tracks of interviews of famous people. In the past, they've done Tom Waits, Bill Murray, Kurt Vonnegut, Dolly Parton, and Jimi Hendrix, among many others.(Video Link)For...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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AMERICAN LAGER by Fernando SalaDo you enjoy the taste of freedom? Want to live a life free from the hate and discontent those imported lagers bring into your life? Then you need to grab a case of Cap's American Lager, with the star spangled smoothness...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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(Image: Fox 8 Cleveland)9-year old Bryce of Cleveland, Ohio has been collecting Pokémon for 3 years. His impressive collection is his pride and joy, carefully purchased and preserved.Then someone stole it.Bryce was carrying his collection in a binder...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Caramelizing sugar can be a real pain, and yet it's an integral skill for bakers and makers of all things sweet to learn if they want to add some nutty brown goodness to their culinary creation.If you want to add caramelized sugar to your recipes but...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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(Rachel J. Corey)Mr. Cat has carefully worked his way up from $100 to a $1,000,000 pot. He can walk away with enough money to buy a fresh couch to scratch every day for the rest of his life. But he has to first correctly answer the impossible question...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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(Video Link)Kenny Loggins's performance of "Danger Zone" became famous when it was included in the soundtrack of the 1986 movie Top Gun. It's instantly recognizable as a song about skilled men fearlessly risking their lives and having fun while doing...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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(Video Link)This young bonobo at the Twycross Zoo in the UK has discovered the. Best. Game. Ever! It's called Sliding Down the Hill. To play, climb to the top of the incline in the enclosure, then slide down on your back. Do it forwards or backwards,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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(Image Link)If the forces of hatred and stupidity have their way the world will be bombed back to the Stone Age where ignorance will be the norm and violence mongers and religious zealots will reign supreme.Luckily there are plenty of brave and intelligent...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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If you're into craft beers, then you know there are a lot of seriously weird beers out there. The thing is, some of those brews are actually amazing, while others are just plain nasty. Bon Appetit recently went ahead and taste tested some of the most...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The Dark Merc Returns by SaqmanHe was a madman, a motor mouth and a total mess when he took his mask off, and by the light of the moon he would leap into the fray and take apart the bad guys one limb at a time. He was Deadpool The Dark Merc, and his...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Gather around, kids.A long time ago, we didn't have smartphones. We didn't even have cellphones. We had phones that would only work if you plugged them into a special outlet on the wall. And none of them could operate SnapGram or InstaChat or whatever...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Humans have a tendency to turn any activity into a competition. Otherwise, we wouldn’t ever see an eating contest. This one looks like a lot more fun. Combat Juggling is not exactly new, but it still hasn’t gained a foothold in the U.S. The goal...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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A photo posted by Lara wirth (@armageddonpainted) on Jan 22, 2016 at 1:56am PSTLara Wirth of Melbourne, Australia is a self-taught makeup and special effects artist. Though she's only 16 years old, she's clearly already a master of her craft. If you'd...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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This is just a picture of two people hugging. It has a nice beach background. But wait, something is a little off about their legs. The more you look, the stranger it gets. How did her legs end up on the other side of his body?  They didn’t. And it...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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(Photo: Alton Towers)It's called the Rollercoaster Restaurant--and for good reason! This restaurant at the Alton Towers resort and amusement park in Staffordshire, UK has  tiny rollercoaster tracks between the kitchen and each dining table. After the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Some people still prefer to read magazines, books and newspapers while passing the time on the John, but for those who prefer something a little more technologically advanced, it's all about playing on your cell phone or tablet. The only problem is that...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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(YouTube link)She went into the ladies’ room and used the handicap stall, which has a door that opens out. While she was in there, someone used the diaper-changing table on the wall and didn’t fold it back up. The table prevented the stall door from...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Look at this painting of the face of Marilyn Monroe.No, closer:These are tiny images of President Kennedy, who was allegedly one of her lovers.Kim Dong Yoo is an amazingly precise artist. He makes paintings that are image mosaics of tiny figures--the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Candace Payne, who went viral with her unboxing video featuring that Chewbacca mask, was on The Late Late Show with James Cordon last night. They did a skit in which Payne recreated her original reaction while she was supposed to be driving Cordon someplace....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The Soviet era seems like the bleakest and most depressing time to live in Russia, but the country has been through so many bleak times it's hard to keep track of them all.However, the sunny days that came after the Soviet era seem to be sticking around,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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(Video Link)Micah McDade of Okmulgee, Oklahoma was born with cerebral palsy. He uses a wheelchair throughout his daily life. But he decided that he wanted to make a big change for his high school graduation: he wanted to walk across the stage to receive...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!by Stephen Drew, Improbable Research staffVictor Gabriel Rocine’s Heads, Faces, Types, Races, published in 1910, is...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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All Of This Is Me Now! by ClayGrahamArtGene Belcher can be a bit greedy at times, but for some reason people still want to eat him all up when he starts playing fart noises on his keyboard or dresses up in his Beefsquatch costume. Bob has to live with...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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This is the Funn Pack. You can see that it is properly named, given the expression of the man who is wearing it. That's Dan Das Mann, an artist. He built the Funn Pack so that he could pack fun anywhere.Its has 4 mirror balls, 1,000 watts of sound,*...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Have you ever noticed that the quality of a YouTube video drops immediately when snow falls or confetti is thrown? I honestly never did, but my eyesight is not that great. The HBO intro was given as an example of how noisy background affected video quality....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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(Photo: Lee Paxton)Pictured above is the LeMoyne Crematory in Washington, Pennsylvania. When it was built in 1876, it was the first modern crematory--that is, a building constructed for the explicit purpose of burning human bodies--in the United States.In...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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