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(YouTube link)Check out this amazing method for learning how to multiply! Well, it’s an amazing story for learning, specifically, what 4 x 9 is. Or maybe it’s not so much amazing as it is baffling. Darren Michalczuk’s YouTube channel The Brick...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Toronto, Ontario-based artist David Irvine thinks green in his life and in his art. In fact, his art, which is sold under the name "The Gnarled Branch," is based on the idea of repurposing and transformiing objects that might otherwise end up in landfills....
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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(Video Link)Dr. Michael Darden is a highly trained pediatrician and allergist. But he's more than just a man of science. He also has a gifted bedside manner. Here he is in his D.C.-area clinic giving two shots to a toddler. This would normally cause...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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(All Images Via Zeon Santos)DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Vice Magazine invited twenty artists to come up with their own unique version of Batman’s cape and cowl for an exhibition called Cape/Cowl/Create, promoting the...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Bees are an intrinsic part of the natural world, and without them crops will fail, flowers won’t bloom and the human race will be in big trouble, but there’s another thing we’ll be missing out on if bees become extinct-their natural artistic gifts.Beijing-based...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The following article is from the bookUncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. One thing that nearly all Americans born after 1965 have in common is that they grew up watching Mister Rogers. He was one of the true pioneers of children’s television.HOME...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Married couple David and Kelly Sopp (previously at Neatorama) wrote a book full of comic advice they call "Safe Baby Pregnancy Tips." The book, perfect for expectant parents, is a lighthearted look at a time when couples (particularly mothers-to-be)...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Children’s television shows used to walk a fine line between enchantingly adorable and unnervingly creepy.Maybe it had something to do with the strange, typically low budget costumes, or the slow way the human actors talk in order to keep the whole...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Maternity photo shoots are a thing now. The results are often funny or sweet photos of expectant mothers showing off their baby bumps. But the pregnant wife of redditor DruishPrincess69 (Funny--he doesn't look Druish) didn't want to have a photo shoot....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The Muppets are the funniest puppets in the land, and when they make a comedic puppet movie where they star alongside comedians famous for their fabulous sense of humor you know some funny business is bound to go down on the set.(Video Link)Tina Fey...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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  Image: ImgurPeople who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to capturing good photos. They also know that doing so is harder than it seems. At times, the "perfect" shots...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Con cosplayers usually try their best to make their costumes at least presentable, if not amazingly detailed and mind-blowingly realistic, but some cosplayers walk a much more crooked road with their costumes:These cosplayers, or Halloweenies or simply...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Each of the twelve enumerated incarnations of the Doctor appear on Robin's 5-inch tall dodecahedron which is charmingly cross stitched in vibrant colors. She writes that the numbers on opposing sides add up to 13, so presumably Peter Davidson is opposite Paul...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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YouTube LinkPreviously at Neatorama, there has been talk (and even song) about how to load a dishwasher. The people at Lifehacks put together a list that tells us things we might be doing wrong on a daily basis, and number four is loading a dishwasher....
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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YouTube LinkThe unpredictable, boorish personality of President Lyndon B. Johnson has been featured previously on Neatorama in a great reprint from Mental Floss. Yet while descriptive, that article doesn't quite get down to brass tacks (or brass bungholes,...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 At age 23, after only five years of practicing photography, physics student Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji has an amazing mastery of the subject. He is particularly interested in architectural and panoramic photography, as shown here in these stunning...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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(Image: Paramount Pictures)David Tate of McSweeney's rewrote the Ten Commandments to make them more clickable. Here are the first five new BuzzFeed headlines:YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAID TO THIS MAN…What You Need to Know Now About the Lord Totally...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Poor Steve, he put so much effort in his coiffure. But when you’re born with one big hair, there’s no competition. I can’t put my finger on why, but as I scanned through the internet’s webcomics, I keep coming back to this particular scenario...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Redditor HaHaBird built an 8-foot wide spirograph. It’s big enough to take out into the streets and make chalk drawings on pavement. He says,I built this giant version of the classic Spirograph drawing toy in my spare time over the last six months....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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(YouTube link)Small farmers in Ivory Coast find out what their cocoa beans are used for when they taste a chocolate bar for the first time. Chocolate is out of their reach economically, and cocoa beans aren’t much without the sugar, milk, and other...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Cosplayers put a lot of time, energy and skilled effort into constructing their costumes, often spending weeks if not months putting their outfit together, building accessories and getting the overall look just right before hitting the Comic-Con floor.However,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In England during World War II, clothing and fabric was rationed, woman had to register for wartime jobs, and money was scarce. Everyone was expected to do their part. But Winston Churchill was concerned with what such privations would do to morale,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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YouTube LinkIn a video he calls "I'm starving, man," the reason being "this happens every time I go to eat," YouTube user Aslam Hossein reminds viewers that music can be made with almost any ordinary item. I'd love to see this man let loose on a drum...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Once while giving a driving lesson, I told my daughter to quit pussyfooting around. She became highly offended that I would use such language, and didn’t learn a thing that day besides that her mother has a vulgar vocabulary. Oh, the things she has...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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(Image: redditor: drain65)We've seen dog shaming--where humans place signs in front of their dogs, calling out their disgraceful behavior in the first person. Now man's best friend is turning the tables on us, forcing us to admit how we cheat them.I...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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People were lining up under the hot California sun all weekend long just to take a crack at Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Experience obstacle course, but something tells me nobody tackled the course quite like Kacy Catanzaro.She recently became the...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Central air conditioning is pretty much amazing -but the compressor units are one of the biggest eyesores on the backside of your house. That's why, over at Homes and Hues, we compiled two new solutions to hide those ugly units while still providing...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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(YouTube link)If you were going to mashup Doctor Who and Sherlock, you may as well make it a musical. It would have to start with a little number about one-upmanship before they can join forces. After all, neither one wants to be the sidekick! The lyrics...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Steve Nadis Cambridge, MassachusettsIn an earlier paper ("In Search of the Holy Grail," AIR 2:2), I presented the first rigorous analysis of the meaning of the "holy grail" -- a term...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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YouTube LinkDan Collins, a disc jockey at KIKN Radio in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, got a tip that Walmart Great Value Ice Cream Sandwiches don't melt. Sitting outside on a sunny, 80-degree summer day, Collins watched the ice cream sandwich sit on a plate....
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Robin Barcus Slonina is an artist who creates novel items of clothing from unusual materials, such as a bikini made out of poker chips and a dress made of wiffle balls. For a while, she was composing "a site-specific, interactive 'dress' sculpture in...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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(YouTube link)Bella the German Shepherd plays piano, with the help of Dani Rosenoer. The ridiculousness of the piano playing dog is enough to make me laugh, but wait until Bella has a treat and then has to make sure every little crumb is found and consumed!...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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That's the title of this compelling painting by Vitaly S. Alexius. There's more context available. But I'd like to leave it at just the title.In the comments, write a bit of flash fiction. What can you do with this image? What stories spring from your...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The metal can is an amazing work of food packaging. They are tough, long-lasting, and convenient. But how did we come to agree on the cylindrical shape of food cans? Nick Berry at Datagenetics (previously at Neatorama) takes a look at the many aspects...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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(Video Link)Rebecca Ehalt moved to Slovenia. For two years, her dog, Casey, lived with her parents in Pennsylvania. Their reunion was unexpected but joyful for the nine-year old schnauzer. He got so excited that he fainted.Don't worry! Casey recovered....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Look who showed up at Comic Con! Or are they just the best cosplayers ever?Underneath the clothing of Jules Winfield and Vincent Vega are actor and Elliot Branch and Dave Cobert, who both appeared in the short Killing Tarantino (NSFW) as the characters...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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YouTube LinkAnother day, another movie trailer screened at Comic Con Los Angeles. Featured on Sunday, the final day of Comic Con, was The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The film is again directed by Peter Jackson, who made a comment to the press...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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No, you didn’t know Kevin J. McGroarty, unless you are lucky enough to live in West Pittston, Pennsylvania. But you might get to know him a little now, thanks to an extraordinary obituary he probably wrote himself. It begins with a headline: “McGroarty...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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We make jokes about how cats look at bird feeders as food traps, but this bird feeder trapped the cat instead of the bird. A cat named Butterscotch in Brandon, Manitoba, got his head stuck inside a bird feeder. The stray is wandering the neighborhood...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Vimeo LinkRyan Fox, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, attached a GoPro camera to a tire of his car for his Video Sketchbook course. The result is hypnotic and kaleidoscopic. (Warning: As you would imagine with a video of rapid rotation,...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, July 28, 2014
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“It’s a good thing you don’t have a brain, or you’d just take it out and play with it.” That’s a memorable line from a radio skit, but it applies well to Gentle Brain, an interactive web toy where you can play around with your brain. If you...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, July 28, 2014
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YouTube LinkThis way cool video is a compilation of chemical reactions footage. Explosion. Disintegration. Deformation. Combustion. Whatever the reaction, it's all in the name of good, scientific fun. Via Geeks Are Sexy....
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, July 28, 2014
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People are constantly unveiling their latest crazy gun mods online, but I have yet to see a mod that involves turning guns into shiny sharks, until now...Christopher Shulz's chrome shark gun hybrid sculptures could be a biting commentary about the ongoing...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, July 28, 2014
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(vimeo link)There are several places in Scotland, England, and Ireland where the trees are wrapped with rags. These are clootie wells, forests with mineral springs that are believed to have healing powers. A relic of ancient paganism, the idea is that...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The posters pictured here were distributed by the Star Wars Rebels group at Comic Con San Diego with the following note:"It is by Imperial Decree that you are requested to proudly display these posters on behalf of your Empire. As loyal residents of...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The man we know as D.B. Cooper has not been seen since he jumped out of an airplane in 1971. Or has he been seen by, uh, hundreds of moviegoers? Randall Munroe of xkcd has an intriguing theory that explains everything.   ...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad.  These mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution? On a January night, one of the coldest of the new year, a...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, July 28, 2014
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(YouTube link)The Fabulous Mr. Pug put together a compilation of only the best parts of about a dozen videos featuring baby raccoons. The little bandits are so cute at that age! -via Tastefully Offensive...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, July 28, 2014
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How can you beat the scorching summer heat? Break open a watermelon and enjoy some cold, sweet, fruit. A friend of Twitter user @min18rff had that idea, but he bought the wrong watermelon. He could still turn it into a huge watermelon Jell-O shot. But...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, July 28, 2014
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It’s difficult to design a superhero that can sustain a series of comic books or his/her own TV show. But when they’re a guest star, any superhero can be interesting. The weirdest, dumbest, most obscure superpower will do for just one appearance....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, July 28, 2014
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