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The following is a list from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader History's Lists.For most of recorded history, women had just a handful of options open to them: they could marry (hopefully to men of means), they could teach, they could join convents,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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(Photo: Finishing Image Photography)If any of you can show just cause why they may not lawfully be married, speak now; or else for ever hold your peace.Well, the bull had something to say. Rachel Deane of Finishing Image Photography shot a wedding in...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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If you haven't checked out our This Is Halloween Pinterest board, you're missing out. This one-stop-shop for all things Halloween is filled with great ideas for costumes, pumpkins, snacks, decorations and more. That's both because Halloween is awesome...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Guardians of the Galaxy is the action packed Marvel movie that was so nice many fans saw it twice, and like any popular genre flick it has inspired lots of love from creative folks all over the net.There’s a lot to love about the film, especially in...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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(YouTube link)Psst, wanna save some money? Of course you do! These aren’t just money-saving tips, they are “life hacks.” John Green has some really weird ways to get the job done cheaper. But do they really work? Lat's say, some work better than...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The Wisconsin Humane Society  in Milwaukee evidently grew tired of the same old names for their prospective adoptees and decided to get fancy. The interesting names may have been a good strategy, as two of the cats above have been adopted; Professor...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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As a man, have you ever tried to put on makeup, just to understand what women have to go through every day (if they choose)? While you may think it is some easy process where you just paint your face and get on your way, that is not how putting on makeup...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Halloween will soon be upon us, and the ghosts and ghouls are becoming restless, preparing to haunt the living and scare up some screams.That means it's the perfect time to gear up with some ghoulishly good NeatoShop t-shirts, so you can show the world...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Anna Mae Wong grew up in Los Angeles, determined to be a part of the glamorous world of Hollywood. She became the most famous of the very few Chinese actors of the 1920s and ‘30s, navigating an industry that woefully underutilized her talent. Still,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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YouTube LinkEmoticons: people seem to either love or hate them. Whether you're pro, con or ambivalent, you have to admit that within Internet culture, they are here to stay. Mashable put together a video with historical facts about when emoticons may...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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(YouTube link)Marc Martel sings "Nessun Dorma" while doing his Luciano Pavarotti impression, then switches to singing the song as Freddie Mercury! This was done in one continuous take with two cameras, except for the last part where the two characters...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Every street has that one scary house on it, usually way down at the end. It always seems dark, yet you always feel like there are eyes inside there, peering out at you. In the same breath, almost every town has an abandoned mental hospital or old asylum...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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A well-maintained shopping cart can last a decade before it's worn out and no longer serviceable. But it can still be useful if it's repurposed. Designer Xavier Degueldre remade several into chairs. You can view more photos of them at Design Boom.Degueldre...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Photographer Luisa Whitton's series What About the Heart? documents her time spent in Japan with scientists working on humanoids, including Hiroshi Ishiguro, who constructed a copy of himself in robotic form. Her series is a contemplation of these...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Redditor punkpixzsticks snapped this photo at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. This is Angus the tortoise, a regular at that annual event. We've previously seen him pulling an old fashioned cart around the fairgrounds. This year, he dressed up as...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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YouTube LinkThis adorable kitten tries a stalking maneuver on the adult cat in his household and learns that it won't get him anywhere. In a move that reminds me of my young dog's interaction with my older dog, the kitten recoils after his foiled sneak...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Star Raccoon by OlipopRocket kept hearing about some fox named McCloud, whose intergalactic exploits were earning him all kinds of fans, and he wanted in on the action. He wanted to prove he could outgun, outbuild, outwit and outmaneuver any ol' fox...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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What fashion statement does the Selfie Sombrero make? “I can take a hands-free selfie, and all it requires is a really dumb-looking hat.” Or maybe the more obvious “Look at me! LOOK at ME!” Yes, this hat exists, although you probably won’t...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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There are some things you just don’t want to see your childhood heroes, animated and otherwise, doing to themselves or each other.Seeing these beloved childhood icons either acting like adults, or like real animals, fills our inner child with dread,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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For his senior project at Bauhaus University Weimar, Weng Xinyu designed several household objects that activate when you're not using them. The title of the collection is "Good Medicine Tastes Bitter," which is a proverb by Confucius.Xinyu askes, "Do...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Haunted Houses have gone from small neighborhood affairs to massive megahaunts that have to rent out huge buildings just to house all the horrors the creators are dying to share with the public.(Image Link)These megahaunts can be found all over the country...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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(YouTube link) Charles Phoenix is famous for his quirky, over-the-top recipes, such as Frosty the Cheeseball Man and the Cherpumple. Now he brings us his Six-Layer Milk Soaked Cereal Cake with Frosted Flake Frosting! Different layers contain Apple Jacks,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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(Photo: Yvonne Lavasidis)When she was in college, Dr. Nabiha Islam worked at a Dairy Queen in Markham, Ontario. Her boss, Yvonne Lavasidis, supported her great ambitions. Now that she's made it, Dr. Islam hasn't forgotten where she came from and who...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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YouTube LinkFans of celebrated novelist Thomas Pynchon and revered film director Paul Thomas Anderson have been eagerly anticipating the film verson of Inherent Vice, the first Pynchon novel to be adapted to the screen. The wait is nearly over, and for...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Sadly, Sam Simon, one of the creators of The Simpsons, has terminal colorectal cancer. To raise awareness for this affliction and celebrate 25 years of Simon's most famous television show, bakers made sugar-based images and sculptures of characters from...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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This is Zavikon Island, one (or actually two) of the Thousand Islands between New York and Ontario in the St. Lawrence River. You may have seen this picture, with the bridge with flags attached, and the story that the larger island is in Canada and the...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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YouTube LinkIn this video, SciShow takes on the topic of fires in the wild. What causes them? How are they extinguished? Are there any positives that nature reaps from such a natural disaster? The video touches on explanations for all of those questions....
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Can you really blame pets for hating the vet with a passion? Some of us humans aren’t very fond of going to the hospital either, and we know why we’re going to see the doctor.Animals just don’t get the point of being forced into a room with a stranger,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Sacrifice by AutoSaveEdward and Alphonse know a thing or two about sacrificing for the sake of progress- they've both given up parts of themselves to become better alchemists, and they've both seen what happens when you sacrifice it all to attain ultimate...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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The follwing is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.A haphazard look at inventions to trap bad guysby Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Stephen Drew, Improbable Research staffIn the lusty tussle between Good and Evil, technology has come to play...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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It's not Goat Simulator, but an even more realistic game set in the Street Fighter universe. Insert two quarters to play. I recommend Angry Goat vs. Chun-Li for the most vigorous gameplay experience. (Video Link)It's inspired by footage of an aggressive...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Whether you have a little one who wants to delve into the world of Trek costumes for Halloween, you're into cosplay yourself, or you simply want to test your memory of all things Star Trek, here is the answer. Costume Supercenter created this infographic...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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(Image via Maritime Quest)On rare occasions, Britain's People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) awards a military decoration to an animal serving with that nation's armed forces. The Dickin Medal, as it is known, was established in 1943. At the beginning,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Conjurer's Kitchen has been featured previously on Neatorama for its culinary artistry in ghoulish cakes and chocolates. This is the perfect time of year to highlight some of their marvelously macabre confections, most of which haven't been seen...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A tool only for chopped salads? Why not?How about one just for rolling edamame beans from their shell?Or maybe a fork designed just for eating spaghetti? They're all humorously single-purpose, but that's kind of the point. Designer Lee Ben David wanted...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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(Image: AP)Mamet Cave in Croatia is 675 feet deep and has an opening 200 feet across. Ivan Trifonov, a master balloonist who holds five Guinness World Record for ballooning, piloted a ballon into the interior of the cave. He used a balloon designed for...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A cinemagraph is a photograph in which a selected area is animated to produce a specific movement repeated in a loop. French photographer Julien Douvier takes already vivid photographs and breathes life into them with subtle additions such as the flow...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Over the years, Kanye West has sort of become a parody of how he is represented in the media. He is brash and cocky, and for that reason, a lot of people have no appetite for his music (as good as it can be at times). But what if, let's say, it was not...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Harlequin by Dr. MonekersShe's got a smile that can melt a man's heart, and a giant hammer to smash his head flat! Harley is only half out of her mind, which makes her the emotionally stable half of that clown faced criminal couple we all know and love,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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What does the sound of breakfast frying on the stove make? If you speak English, you would call it “sizzle,” but what’s the word in other languages? James Chapman rounded up several words from various languages, and they’re all pretty onomatopoeic....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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You're in the heart of a densely-packed city. But that doesn't mean that you can't exercise. No, I don't mean the elliptical trainer in the corner. You can actually get outside and play sports while surrounded by skyscrapers.JC Deceaux, Florian Brillet,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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(YouTube link)When you set up a camera to capture wildlife in their natural habitat, you hope they don’t know they’re being recorded. It turns out that you can’t fool critters all the time. Someone attached a GoPro to a tree just beneath an owl’s...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Kids look awfully cute when they’re all dressed up and ready to go trick-or-treating, but there’s simply nothing cuter than a chubby cheeked baby wearing a Halloween costume.Maybe it’s the fact that they’re too young to actually go out trick-or-treating,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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One would think that a man as esteemed and worldly as Benedict Cumberbatch would be a master of linguistics. The subtle differences in language that seperate regions and dialects. He also clearly has been speaking English his entire life, so one might...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Now this is a highly subjective and altogether meaningless list, but we all have our opinions on our favorite time of year. I used to tell my kids that I loved every season except for that part of winter that falls after Christmas. That part of the year...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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YouTube LinkThis cat named Bobo (previously at Neatorama) loves to be vacuumed, according to his owners. He lies there, seemingly relaxed, as the vacuum runs over him. If Bobo likes it, it's a win/win for his people, since vacuuming him is likely to...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Through the Eighteenth and Ninteenth Centuries, the John Rodgers firm of Sheffield, UK rose in prominence, developing a reputation for building the finest knives in Europe. In 1821, the company was appointed the official cutler for the British Royal...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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(Photo: Vale Wood Farms)This is Baby Ben, a calf born at Vale Woods Farm in Loretto, Pennsylvania. He’s named after Ben Roethlisberger, a quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roethlisberger wears the #7 jersey on that football team. It’s this...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Mental_floss has a list of ten paradoxes, dealing with math, logic, physics, language, or some other method of cramping your brain. There’s the crocodile who grabs a kid, a race with a tortoise, the dehydrated potatoes, and this one:3. THE BOY OR GIRL...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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MICKTHULHU MOUSE by BeastPopDonald and Goofy were hanging around the magic kingdom one day, talking about what they were going to wear on Halloween. Suddenly Mickey appeared out of nowhere, looking like a squid had attached itself to his face, and even...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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