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It's spooky how much Facebook knows about you. And Google. And Twitter. And all those places that throw up ads for something you looked at for a brief moment. I sent my aunt an email and mentioned using a 20-foot pole with a feather duster attachment....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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The technology of the future seems to be designed to make us paranoid, and technophobes are often terrified when they discover what artificial intelligence software can say and do nowadays.But the new Adobe audio software VoCo isn't artificial intelligence...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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(Image Link)Cosplayers look really cool when they're posing for photos or walking around the Con floor, but nobody considers how awkward they look when they're riding the train to the Con or sitting down for a meal in full costume.(Image Link)Many of...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Alfred Carlton Gilbert was an extraordinary man. He set a world record for chin-ups, won an Olympic gold medal in the pole vault, earned a medical degree, and invented the Erector Set. The toy company he built around it was so respected that Gilbert...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, December 2, 2016
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It must suck to be the star of a slasher flick, because nobody ever really knows your name or your face since you're stuck wearing a mask or makeup the entire time.The hockey mask becomes famous, the weird William Shatner mask becomes iconic and the...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, December 2, 2016
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DJ Earworm is back with his annual mashup of the biggest pop hits of the year. The 2016 version continues a trend that aging folks know well -every year the music gets less recognizable. But it's got a good beat; I can dance to it. (YouTube link)If you...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Everyone gets so into the Christmas shopping rush this time of year -even critters. This cute little furball was discovered browsing the Christmas aisles of a Dollar General in Maryland on Monday. Unfortunately, he didn't seem to find anything he was...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Have you ever tried to make up a bed with a cat intent on helping? If so, then you won't be surprised by how Simon's Cat does it. (YouTube link)This video is remarkable in several ways. First, there is no blood involved. Two, Simon is actually happy...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Childhood Playthings by FarsiWhen creepy things come crawling out of the ground most children go running to their parents with tears in their eyes, but The Eeries see the animated corpse as childhood playthings, a grisly new toy to add to their collection....
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, December 2, 2016
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People take their allergies very seriously these days, and if you try to feed them something they can't eat the militantly allergic will attack, and trust me- you don't want that.It's even worse when your cat or dog is trying to tell you the food you...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The Atlantic has published a fascinating set of interviews with 100 American workers who talk about their jobs. They include business owners, artists, politicians, military, service workers you see every day, and occupations you've never heard of. They...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Werner Herzog makes Alfred Hitchcock look like a big softie, and his broody demeanor is so inscrutable it almost seems like an act he's spent decades practicing and refining.But proving Werner is every bit as unflappable as he seems is as easy as pulling...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The following article is from Uncle John’s Factastic Bathroom Reader.Something everyone thinks about as they get close to retiring is “What am I going to do with all that free time?” Some people move to the country, others travel the world. Still...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, December 2, 2016
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One of the great things about the Harry Potter series is that it is detailed enough to be a great story, but still open enough that it allows for an entire world of fan theories, sequels and other additions. Ranker has collected some of the best fan...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Friday, December 2, 2016
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I'm sure you've seen side-by-side comparisons that show how shockingly similar Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber look, but you'd be surprised just how many male celebs look like female celebs and vice versa.Actually, it's not that surprising considering...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Cats are even smarter than we realized. Of all the things they could take from a purse, a drawer, or a backpack, they go for the currency. And sometimes coins. (YouTube link)They know they better make a quick getaway with their filthy lucre, too! -via...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, December 2, 2016
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People love to cry "fake" when they see amazing photos online, and while plenty of fakes have been posted there are also lots of real shots created by creative photographers that blow people's minds.Flickr user "Patrick" shot pictures of glass covered...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The periodic table is a work of art in itself, but putting a generic poster of the elements on your wall is a little uninspired. If you're looking for a particularly attractive way to display the elements, this Instructables creation is far more appealing. You...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Abby Jo Hamele is a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She got her wisdom teeth removed last week. Hamele emailed her philosophy teacher about an assignment that she was afraid she'd miss. Because she remembered the deadline wrong. Heres...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Don't be negative... BE A PROTON! by AndropovPeople can learn a lot from protons, because they keep their charge positive to the +1e power and don't get all massed up like those heavy neutrons. The proton has learned to keep their positive charge alive...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Parents can't seem to agree on whether there's a secret to raising good kids or not, and for every person who swears they know the secret there's an absentee parent who managed to raise a good kid even though they're never home.But the secret to raising...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The 80s were supposedly all about looking sharp and being cool, but for those of us who grew up in the raddest decade of them all looking trendy often took a backseat to having fun with friends.However, plenty of teens did try to stay on top of clothing...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Has no one done this already? Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble should take this idea and run with it. I mean really, look how happy Whiskers is, and how the other guy is just floored with the genius idea of a subscription supply of cat boxes. The only thing...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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We normal humans tend to be quite envious of the powers possessed by superfolks, but the one we envy most is the power of invulnerability or indestructibility.That's because we all fear death, and if we knew we couldn't be killed by any normal earthly...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Since so many people have a complicated relationship with their boss, it only makes sense to use a boss in a TV sitcom. They can be a caricature of how one sees their boss in real life, as a dictator, a buffoon, an inspiration, and/or a target of cathartic...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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There are so many things to love about the 1980s it's hard to fit them all into one project, but if you're going to properly pay homage to that radical decade your project has to include a shopping mall.Malls were like microcosms of American life in...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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On January 15, 1919, 21 people were killed in the Great Boston Molasses Flood. Over two million gallons of molasses burst out of a defective tank and traveled in a wave estimated to be between 15 and 30 feet tall. That all sounds a little suspicious,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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What's better than a twenty peice chicken nuggets? How about one jumbo nugget that takes two hands to hold? This video shows two different methods to make your McNugget dream a reality -though one is clearly better than the other.(Video Link)Of course,...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Fiction's famous characters* could have benefitted from our golden era of easy fixes. Learn from what they didn't know. 1. An orphan forced to toil endlessly in a savage workhouse, you're constantly hungry and exhausted. After a game of chance with fellow...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Tea Club by Earwen FelagundWhen the folks at the Anime Appreciation Society prepare for tea time they don't just pull out some old chipped and cracked ceramic tea set and pour cups of bland tea- they get help from their favorite characters and make every...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Comic strips wouldn't be the same without that (typically last panel) twist ending, and even though this last panel reveal is a well known part of the medium there are still plenty of strips out there that can still surprise you.Toon Hole is one of those...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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The National Park Service has built a five-mile-long fence around Mauna Loa on the Big Island in Hawaii. The purpose of the fence is to keep cats out, making it the longest cat-proof fence in the country. Isn't that nice, they're trying to save the poor...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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The world is a pretty dark place right now, and that lack of light makes people want to give up hope and embrace their depression just so they can feel something again.But who can you turn to when you don't want to go on any further?(YouTube Link)Former...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Police in Gardner, Kansas, got a report of a possible mountain lion sighting in Celebration Park. To determine whether it was true, they set up two wildlife camera traps in the park. Three days later, they were surprised at how many times the cameras...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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When winter looms, we start to pay more attention to the thermometer. The Fahrenheit thermometers in the U.S. are altogether confusing for folks in most of the rest of the world. Why does water freeze at 32°F instead of the more sensible 0°C? We usually...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Boss Battle by Chet PhillipsEverybody loves to watch movies, but only cinephiles study the shots, memorize the lines and see their favorite films as old friends. To them a movie is more than just a plot and a bunch of famous faces- it's a visual work...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, December 1, 2016
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(YouTube link)Some people never give up. John Green tells us about some folks who are over the age of 80 and put us all to shame with the things they do, in athletics, in travel, in working, and in the arts. It just goes to show, you're never too old...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Everyone has seen nicely decorated birdhouses before, but have you ever seen one that looks good on the inside? Artist Jada Fitch takes plain cardboard boxes, decorates them on the inside, fills them with bird seed and then tapes them to her windows.The...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Asian companies have been creating bootleg versions of American merch and media for decades, and in that time they have become masters of making knockoff products that are just different enough to avoid a lawsuit.But when they decided to rip off mega...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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A teacher in South Korea has turned a lifetime love of Pinocchio into a museum. The Pinocchio Familia Museum in northeastern Seoul houses her dolls, artwork and ephemera related to the Italian tale of a wooden puppet that became a real boy. Renowned...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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80's SAMUS by MRCLVSamus may not be the most famous bad girl of the 1980s, but her rebellion against Mother Brain and her misfit nature has made her the most enduring role model for girls who aren't content to sit by in silence while men run their lives....
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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(Video Link)The Bee Movie is hardly considered a classic film, but it's still one of those movies that everyone knows about, even if they've never seen it. And even without watching it, you probably know that they say "bee" a thousand times over. This...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Ben Carter is 14 and has severe autism. He takes his medicine in liquid, served in the only cup he will drink from -a blue Tommee Tippee sippy cup with two handles. That particular model is the only cup he will use, and his parents have gone through...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Nobody likes their home to be full of rats, even if they enjoy an indoor-outdoor lifestyle, so watching a gibbon struggle to get rid of a rat that has invaded his enclosure is something we can relate to.Of course, if I were a gibbon I'd simply use my...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 30, 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.It was the autumn of 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. The young, fledgling group who had recently changed their name, officially,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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(YouTube link)The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. This toddler is learning to be just like the adults she sees around her. When a new parent sees things like this, it really drives home the importance of setting an example. Well, to be honest,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Jane McDevitt and Neal Whittington have an Instagram account devoted to matchbox covers of the Eastern Bloc, the communist Warsaw Pact nations of Eastern Europe during the Cold War. They are quite varied.The scenes depicted on these labels vary massively...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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This map shows the optimal migrations patterns for wildlife looking for a better environment in the face of climate change. Migrations in Motion is interactive at the link, and has data only for North and South America so far. It's a collaboration between...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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We all know Hogwarts has very little in common with the average high school, but when the differences between the two are spelled out for you Muggle life pales by comparison.High school students are picked on, sorted into dozens of cliques and stereotyped...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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