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Miss Insomnia Tulip of the internet-famous Lou Lou P’s Delights bakery makes amazing pastries that look like real objects, such as naked Burt Reynolds and naked David Hasselhoff. But she can do more than just show aging male celebrities undressed with...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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In which we examine the necessity of mountain climbing through the lens of the famous quote by George Mallory. Mallory died on his third attempt at climbing Mt. Everest in 1924, which only makes that pizza look all the better. This comic is by John McNamee...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, February 8, 2016
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(Photo: Ed Dunens)Witnesses in Australia have seen black kites and brown falcons carrying burning twigs to dry areas, then dropping them, spreading wildfires in the Australian bush.Why? Because fire drives small food animals, such as mice and lizards,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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It’s been a couple of years since the art collective Kreativiteket put up a street sign in  Ørje, Norway, referencing Monty Python’s “silly walks” sketch. I’ve just been made aware of a video that shows how people obey the sign. (YouTube...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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(Photo: Lou Young/CBS 2)Audrey Stone, 62, is legally blind. Figo, her Golden Retriever, is her guide dog. In June, they tried to cross a street. A bus almost rammed into them. Figo blocked her, then leaped at the bus in a desperate attempt to knock it...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The requirements are pretty stiff to make it in Hollywood as a stunt double. You have to be strong, athletic, and graceful. You have to train with different weapons, dance artfully, and hit your mark consistently. You have to know what you're doing and...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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(Photo: National Cancer Institute--original is NSFW)Everyone was a winner at this year’s Academy Awards! Every person who was nominated walked away with a “swag bag” of goodies worth over $200,000. The party favors included a 15-day walking tour...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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YouTube LinkWhen these two obviously inebriated Irishmen decide to move a couch in their impaired state, it might not be the most intelligent decision. It does bring smiles to the faces of observers, however. Don't give up, guys! (Maybe another beer...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Ghibli Elemental Charms by IdeasConPatatasThe studio known as Ghibli has spent decades producing eye candy in the form of animated features, and now the studio has decided to work its magic in another way- by making elemental charms that fans can carry...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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(Photo: @matthewr1960)On Tuesday, voters in New Hampshire lined up to cast their votes for candidates in the primary election. Among the eager citizens was this 600-pound pig, which escaped from a farm and hung out around a polling station in the town...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The folks at How It Should Have Ended have turned their eyes upon Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And it’s about time. They’ve had a month and a half to second guess screenwriters JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Need I say it? This contains massive...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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It's like stepping inside the actual painting!The Art Institute of Chicago is conducting an exhibit of Vincent Van Gogh paintings that depict bedrooms. They include The Bedroom, an 1899 painting of Van Gogh's own room in Arles, France.To promote the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Jürgen Horn and Mike Powell took their very first helicopter ride to see a bit more of their temporary home in Curaçao. While the cities are beautiful, there are still plenty of beaches and uninhabited areas to explore. And for some of those places,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Robert Lewis, who has Down Syndrome, is the team manager for the basketball team of Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. In the final minutes of a game against the University School of Nashville, he stepped onto the court to play.Guarding him...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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When the economy goes bust retail stores are often hit the hardest, because people who don't have a lot of extra money to spend tend to stay away from malls.Couple that with the fact that online shopping is cheaper, easier and faster to deliver than...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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(Images: Cadbury Creme Egg)What animal lays the Cadbury creme egg? I don't want to know. I am satisfied that it is a wonderful animal.You can do anything with a Cadbury creme egg, including deep frying it, making a Scotch egg, a toad-in-a-hole, or eggs...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A bunny rabbit goes on an African safari to see the wildlife. But since he’s a bunny, what he sees (with his hilarious fake arm and binoculars) are hamsters dressed as various wild animals. (YouTube link)This is the latest from HelloDenizen, the folks...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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(The Very Near Future)Amazon.com, a company which was founded as an online retailer, recently built its first brick-and-mortar store. The company sees a market for traditional in-person experiences. What if other online companies made similar choices?...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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METROID: OTHER Y by OhHeyDJSamus was tired of running, tired of having to jump and spin her way across every planet she visited, so she decided to look into buying some transportation. But mechanical transports were doomed to encounter failure, and horses...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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American family sitcoms always have a wacky neighbor, since he is so useful in bringing in zaniness when the family starts to seem almost normal. They’re also really handy when a character wants to talk about wheat’s going on in the family. While...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of toucans is largely based on Toucan Sam from the Fruit Loops commercials and that little plaque in front of their cage at the zoo that tells you where they're from and what they eat.But despite my ignorance...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Had a lot of fun with this one! Thanks @suannegalloway #2dink #minot #nd #northdakota #starwars #kyloren #adamdriver #matttheradartechnician #colortattoo #inked_fx #tattoosnob #starwarstattoo #nerdytattoos #snl #forceguys_n_ink #bishoprotary #neotradsub...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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A Palm Beach, Florida man hurled a live alligator through a Wendy's drive-through window in October of last year, and after eluding the authorities since then, is now being arrested for his stunt. Local news station WPTV is reporting that 23-year-old...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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(Que Pedo= What The Fart?, actually translates to "What's happening?")Most idioms can't be easily, or coherently, translated into another language because they're meant to be said in the original language and may not even make sense to people who speak...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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(Video Link)Rani the goat from Karachi, Pakistan seems to defy gravity as he climbs up on one platform stacked upon another. When you think that he's done, his handler, Osman Ali, adds another. Now, let's see them trade places. That would be a great...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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What if you took the popular Netflix series Making a Murderer and put Homer Simpson in suspect Steve Avery’s place? That’s what the latest Vulture remix is all about. It combines audio from the true crime series and video from the TV show The Simpsons....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Alternate history stories are compelling to read or watch, and they also make for really fun video games, but creating alternate history art seems hard for an artist to do well.For one thing the viewer would have to know which historical period or event...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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(Photo: Diocese of Salford)The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford, UK built the Mercy Bus--a vehicle capable of carrying the diocese's will across Britain's roads. After receiving an official blessing by Pope Francis during his visit to the UK, it's ready...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, February 9, 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!A mini-opera in four actsmusic by Georges Bizetwords by Marc AbrahamsThis mini-opera had its premiere as part of the 16th...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Think of it as a way to 3d print a song. Olivier Van Herpt, a Dutch ceramics artist, worked with Ricky van Broekhoven, a sound designer to develop this novel interpretation of music. They call their project Solid Vibrations.(Video Link)The build platform...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Solo's Stout by Barrett BiggersIf you're looking for a brew that will shoot first and leave you feeling a bit smarmy then you need to crack open a tasty bottle of Solo's Stout, made from the finest swamp water Dagobah has to offer. Solo's Stout has a...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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(Photo: Cookie and his human by Nicole Bengiveno/New York Times)In rapid succession, you’ve lost your job, incurred high medical expenses, and suffered a house fire. You’re out of money, but need food. So you head to the local food bank. That’s...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Sharks are known for being big eaters, seemingly made to munch any and every thing they can possibly sink their hundreds of razor sharp teeth into.Seeing as how they're large predators they prefer lots of protein, as in huge quantities of meat, and they...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Nicholas Amiard adds unexpected touches to familiar sights. In the past, we've seen his Star Wars ships crashed into Earth. Most recently, touched up famous figures from European paintings with tattoos. Now the lady from Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Glasgow center of the Scottish SPCA is looking for a home for Atlas the rabbit. As you can see, Atlas is not a typical rabbit; he’s a continental giant rabbit. At seven months of age, he is still not fully grown! Not just any home will do. Manager...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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For reasons passengers don't know and administration hasn't fully explained, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise ship sailed into a storm with conditions equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane on Sunday. The ship, making its way from New York...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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When an establishment decides to go with an overall theme they like to make sure the theme runs through the entire place, including the bathrooms.Making the bathroom fit the theme might entail hanging some fun pictures on the walls, or adding dispensers...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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A spring-loaded mousetrap is designed to kill a mouse on contact by breaking its neck. So why would you put your tongue in one? Because you have a popular YouTube series and your viewers suggested it. We’re talking about the Slow Mo Guys. (YouTube...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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It's just basic science: any food can be improved by adding bacon and/or deep-frying. Amy of the wonderful food blog Oh, Bite It evidences this fact continously.Her latest demonstration is the ideal breakfast food: Twinkies, wrapped in bacon, then deep...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Those who grew up in America in the 1980s and ‘90s know the mall and its food court as their hangout, the place young people met and socialized. But the food court’s roots go back much further, to city department store shopping. Postwar suburbia...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Winnie The Hutt by Kenny DurkinJust when you thought Jabba was the most horrifying and repulsive creature in the universe along comes Winnie, the Hutt who can eat an entire planet's supply of honey in one sitting! Okay, so he's not quite as gross looking...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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After viewing this video, one can see that it's no wonder calling a person a "pig" is essentially to label them an opportunistic glutton. In this clip, a cute and obviously thirsty little piglet decides that a long drink of fresh milk is warranted, no...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Americans living abroad have all kinds of reasons for doing so. Some wanted to shake their lives up. Others followed a job or spouse. Some went for a visit and then decided to stay. All of them miss something from the United States, but also cherish...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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(Yahoo! Answers Link)Information sites like Yahoo! Answers are meant to serve as community driven forums where people can ask any question and receive an insightful answer, and by any question I mean absolutely anything, no matter how obvious or ridiculous.Want...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, February 8, 2016
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(Photo: Fat Man Photography)This is Eric Cajiuat, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, as well as master of the Force. You can almost hear the midi-chlorians in his music. Like any Jedi, he's built his own microphone and he knows how to use it. He can kill with...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, February 8, 2016
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A leopard wandered into the Vibgyor International School in Bangalore, India, Sunday and mauled six people as it wandered around in a panic. It took ten hours to subdue the big cat. Some of the cat attacks were captured on security cameras. (YouTube...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Stackable galaxy bracelets, available on Etsy hereValentine's Day approaches, and even if you're part of a couple with the mindset that the sentiment of the holiday should be celebrated regularly, and there are no need for extravagances, it doesn't...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Here's a clever way to present a cocktail! It will no doubt impress your guests. The YouTube channel Cocktail Chemistry shows you how. You'll need a soldering iron. Yes, really!(Video Link)Making the ice ball requires a special mold--which you then have...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, February 8, 2016
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#calvinandhobbes #starwars #mashup #kyloren #darthvaderA photo posted by briankesinger (@briankesinger) on Feb 6, 2016 at 9:13am PSTAbout a month ago, we steered you to Disney artist Brian Kesinger and his delightful Star Wars/Calvin and Hobbes mashups....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, February 8, 2016
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(Image): CBS)This is a fascinating question tweeted by Venkatesh Rao which I encountered through economist and polymath Tyler Cowen.The question flips over the classic "What book have you read that has most influenced your life?" into a different realm....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, February 8, 2016
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