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Color us impressed!A few years ago, artist Natalie Fletcher moved to Bend, Oregon, and came across an ad for a body painter when she was looking to find a job. Despite having no experience at all, she applied ... and when they asked for examples of previous...
From: Neatorama | By: Alex Santoso | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Have you ever noticed that the seed pods of a snapdragon flower looks just like a string of human skulls? Creepy, huh? Mother Nature produces plants in an astounding variety, and many of them look like something significant to humans whether it benefits...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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(Photo: Coan.net)The gravestone for Leon and Sharon Gossett in Floral Hill Cemetery, Iroquois County, Illinois looks like a pool table. That's resting in both peace and style! All that's necessary is to pocket the last few balls and call the game.-via...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, February 27, 2015
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(Image: CBS)American actor Leonard Nimoy, best remembered for playing Spock on Star Trek, died today at the age of 83. He passed away in his home in Los Angeles as a result of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.In addition to his acting roles, Nimoy...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh has been documenting these nearly frozen waves washing ashore on Nantucket island, Masssachusetts, approximately 30 miles south of Cape Cod. One publication, Stay Wild magazine, dubbed the fascinating photos "Slurpee waves." See...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Lavenham is a town in Suffolk, UK, which has a whole slew of houses that lean this way or that, with the exposed beams showing off their tipsy attitudes. It’s not because of an architectural fad or tradition; these houses were straight at one time....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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(Video Link)How do you know that your child is doing well learning English? When an English-speaking face appears in the mouth of your child, as though a demon has possessed him.But--I should note--that demon is a native English speaker! That's what's...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The object of the game Orb-x is to roll your orb into the black hole. You’ve got objects to change the trajectory of your ball, but you have to plan your moves ahead of time. As you get through each level, there are more objects that act differently....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Fred Rogers helped generations of children grow up into healthy adults. He told us all that he loved us just the way we were and he made the world a better place by being just the person that he was.Shortly before he died 12 years ago, he recorded a...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The "loo" entrance (above) to PortSide Parlour (photos below)Descending the right staircase leading to a certain unisex bathroom in Bethnal Green, London brings patrons to PortSide Parlour, a bar opened in 2013. Once they enter a stall and follow the...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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L'arlequin by Adria.WellsShe has a classic look, a costume reminiscent of a classic circus clown, and enough class not to harm a hair on a lady's head during a kidnapping. She's Harley- the cutest, most vivacious (and definitely most vicious) sidekick...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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(Video Link)Gerry Brady owns the Pheasant Pub in Drogheda, Ireland. One night, he found a man lying unconscious next to his car near the pub. Brady thought that the man had been mugged. But CCTV footage told a different story.The full video shows the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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(YouTube link)Miss Iris the Hyacinth Macaw likes to be clean, so she takes a shower in the sink. She knows how to use the faucet, and she likes the pressure on high! -via Daily Picks and Flicks...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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A 1906 issue of Scientific American examines motorized roller skates exhibited at that year's Paris Automobile Show. There were several models in development by different inventors at the time, including these by French inventor M. Constantini. They're...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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When we last checked in with JoeJoe the Capybara, he was wolfing down popsicles and cavorting with puppies. Naturally. When you've got the capycharisma that JoeJoe has, the sky's the limit in terms of daily activities.For instance, why not hop in a cart...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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(Photo: Midway Sailor)This Douglas A-1 Skyraider operated by the US Navy is carrying a special bomb under its right wing. Do you see it?That's a toilet.In 1965, the aircraft carrier USS Midway was bombing Vietnam. VA-25, an attack aviation unit of the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The Klamath County Sheriff’s office in Oregon received a report Tuesday of a stolen house. No, it wasn’t a mobile home, but a 1,500-square-foot log cabin that was completely missing from its foundation. Deputies began an investigation of this unusual...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Ghoulia Childs is a horror movie fan who makes wonderfully terrifying meals. We've previously seen her Cadbury Creme Egg Chestburster.Here's a great breakfast treat from her kitchen: mouse trap pancakes. This version comes with extra protein and an unusual...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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(YouTube link)He just wanted to install a new light in the bathroom, but it didn’t turn out exactly right. It looks like a case of two homeowners in a row who did their own wiring, and believe me, building on someone else’s weirdness only leads to...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Wicked Ways by Toxic Ice CreamThey're two peas in a rotten black pod, two gals with a dark side that is only unleashed when it comes time to kill a princess. They look pleasant enough, and they have a wicked sense of style, but their sinister alter egos...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Foilboards are surfboards with hydrofoil fins built into the bottom. When moving at high speed, the surfer appears to be hovering over the water. Gizmodo's Omar Kardoudi aptly compares it to a Back to the Future II hoverboard.(Video Link)Foilboards are...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Evan Robertson is an illustrator based in New York. Working with design studio Obvious State (previously at Neatorama), Robertson has expanded his series of black-and-white posters featuring compelling quotes by revered authors. View the full series...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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This week saw the internet go crazy over a picture of a dress that appeared to be different colors to different people. It didn’t take long for creative minds to take advantage of the situation. We had tons of people trying to explain the phenomenon,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Philip Ross is an artist who works in fungus. As a result of his studies and experiments, he's been table to grow large fungi into useful objects. He's even turned fungi into durable bricks that can be used for construction. Ross proposes that we look...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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(YouTube link)An attractive ragdoll cat named Milk gets his teeth brushed for the first time. His reaction is just adorable. I think the word is “flabbergasted.” The animated gif of this video was posted at reddit with the question “Have you ever...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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State and Main, 2000When it comes to satire, there's so much about the movie business that can be used as material. One great example is David Mamet's 2000 comedy State and Main. A fantastic ensemble cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H....
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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(Image credit: Cory Doctorow) (Image credit: Over Waves’ Bindings)When you gotta go, you gotta go, but where? More and more public restrooms are unisex, or gender-neutral, meaning anyone can use them. Another term is “family” restrooms, even if...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Neatorama has featured a number of modern innovations with regard to people's end-of-life choices on dealing with remains. We've seen companies that offer to transform cremains into everything from diamonds to bullets topencils. Itallian designers Anna...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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(YouTube link)Once more, we have proof that whether something blends or not matters less than whether you can make a pub out of the titles. Yet this one works on other levels as well. The TV show Downton Abbey meets the song “Uptown Funk” in this...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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(Photo: Lisa Mann/BBC)Blogger David Thompson calls her "an eight-year old queen of the crows." So far, Gabi Mann of Seattle, Washington is using her super power modestly. It's been developing for the past year. What is her power?Crows bring her things.(Photo:...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Derek Blakely workes for the Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE) near Dallas, Texas. Among other projects, they take care of large cats, including lions, tigers, and cougars.The lion cubs Zuberi and Araali live there. As you might expect...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Doctor Beyond Time by IdeasConPatatasThe Doctor had encountered aliens, monsters, ghosts, androids and all sorts of bad people, but he'd never come face to face with a real life Great Old One before. The idea both exhiliarated and deeply disturbed him,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Would you like help? Yeah, it’s funny, but as soon as you admit that you get the joke, you’ve dated yourself. Adding googly eyes to a paperclip evokes recollections of Clippy, the annoying virtual assistant in Microsoft Office applications sold from...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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(Photo: Peter Pham/Food Beast)The chefs who design Taco Bell's menu have a constant and demanding task: to make Taco Bell food more Taco Bell-ish. The latest result of their ongoing efforts is Cap'n Crunch Delights. These are donut holes that are coated...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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St. Basil's Cathedral, RussiaMoscow's Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed. Formerly a church, now is a museum space | Image: Pavel LTravel is maybe the finest way to lend perspective to our lives and remind us of the wonder of the world. One doesn't have...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Just when you thought Banksy was starting to mellow he has made a grand reappearance in Gaza, and shared his new works with the world on his website.Banksy has been an active part of the graffiti scene in Bristol since the 90s, but the series of images...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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The internet is in mourning right now. Most of us never actually met Leonard Nimoy. But we feel his loss. Why? John Scalzi explains:If you're having trouble understanding the grief over @TheRealNimoy's passing, here it is: Every geek just lost their...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, February 27, 2015
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YouTube LinkCats cruisin' around the house in remote-controlled dump trucks: becauseRoombas are so 2013. Via Tastefully Offensive...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, February 27, 2015
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YouTube LinkIn a story that brings to mind The Aviator Howard Hughes, Paul Allen's project, the largest airplane in history, has materialized. With a wingspan of 385 feet, the aircraft is designed to carry and launch rockets into space. This behemoth...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, February 27, 2015
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(Photo: unknown)Who is this kid? I don't know. But he has earned the respect of all humanity for devising the perfect way to use a touchscreen interface. It's the opposite of a treadmill desk. There's no more needless, wasteful expenditure of energy...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Perfect Date by WirdouHan knew just where to take Leia on their first official date- to watch the Death Star slowly crumble into a billion pieces. They sat and watched the giant space station break apart and float away into the inky depths of outer space,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, February 27, 2015
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(YouTube link)Now that everyone is arguing over the color of a dress, AsapSCIENCE steps in to explain how people perceive and interpret colors differently. First impressions can be confusing, while knowledge that comes later can fill in some of the gaps....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Animals and children possess the power of inherent cuteness, a built in ador-ability that can soften the hardest hearts and elicit an "awww!" from those who aren't normally so free with their feelings.With all that natural cuteness built into their tiny...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The ASL sign for "duck face."Languages are never fixed, but constantly changing and adapting as new words enter into common use and the new meanings attached to old words. Dictionary companies try to keep up, such the Oxford English Dictionary's decision...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Image: NetflixEver since House of Cards Season One premiered on Netflix streaming service February 1, 2013, the series has been a hit. In honor of today's release of Season Three, let's mark the occasion with 21 facts about the celebrated series. One...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, February 27, 2015
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(Video Link)Colleges and universities are always on the lookout for young athletes with prodigious talent. Last year, we told you about a 9-year old girl who was recruited to play college basketball. More popular sports, such as binge drinking, also...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Patricia Highsmith's most memorable supervillain was inspired by a chance encounter. But how fictional was he really? Early one morning in the summer of 1952, Patricia Highsmith awoke in a room at the Albergo Miramare hotel in Positano, Italy. The 31-year-old...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Artist Shani Ha placed this unique interactive art installation at a street corner bistro in New York City. It's called Table for Two. Half of the two-person table is inside the restaurant. The other half is outside. If you sit down at one end, you can...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Doni’s Custom Guitars has made two fully functional guitars out of Millennium Falcon models. The Han Solo Guitar is a standard six-string electric guitar, and what they call the Rebel Bass Guitar is a four-string bass. Both guitars are available...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Spiders Are Amazing by Barrett BiggersMost spiders surround themselves with webloads of food and a collection of hollow carcasses, but there's one spider who has chosen to use his arachnid abilities for good rather than food. He's your freindly neighborhood...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, February 27, 2015
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