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YouTube LinkKiango the baby giraffe was born on June 14, 2015 at The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana. Staff members captured this sweet footage of Kiango dreaming giraffe calf dreams in his downtime. According to his zookeepers, adult giraffes typically...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Potty training story books are an entire genre of young children's literature. But, sadly, most of those books are directed at human children and feature only human characters. That's why Gary Whitta is writing Pooping Is Logical: Potty Training Your...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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No matter how thoroughly parents think they explain the world to their children, they can’t cover everything, because it’s difficult to remember what a context-free life is like. But that’s what children have. Everything is a new experience, and...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Monday is typically the day that most people find themselves dreaming of their bed at some point during the day. Yet for some sleep worshippers, the day of the week makes no difference: bed is the place to be, and if they can't be there, they daydream...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Is It Serious Doctor? by WirdouDoctor Applestein had seen a lot of scary and strange things during his career as a produce general practitioner, but when Harvey Appleson came in with a severe stomach ache the Doc's life changed forever. It seems that...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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(Photo: L. Shyamal)But I can offer this little bug close competition. Only my appreciation for half-and-half prevents me from claiming the title as well.The coffee berry borer beetle eats coffee beans. It doesn't have a lot of competition because most...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Does it bother you when your significant other squeezes the toothpaste tube wrong, or puts the toilet paper on the roll wrong? You tell yourself those are little things that shouldn’t matter, but it still gets under your skin. (YouTube link)Elliot...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, August 3, 2015
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(Photo: Todd Selby)Artist Meryl Smith made a real t-shirt. Er, I mean, tea shirt. It's complete with actual tea inside and a tag labeled with her name and a design reminiscent of the Lipton logo. It reflects Smith's visual puns, such as a dog bag that...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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(YouTube link)His name is Ben and he’s only three weeks old. Sure, he can still get milk from his mommy, but he’s ahead of the game. He just doesn’t have all the skills yet. Curiosity gave the kitty a drink! -via Daily Picks and Flicks...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, August 3, 2015
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(Photo: Mapa Scotland)On the grounds of a hotel in Scotland, there's an enormous outdoor map of that country, covering every part of its rich contours at a 1:10,000 scale.The project was the brainchild of Jan Tomasik, a Polish soldier during World War...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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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?(Image credit: Flickr user Shawn Clover)It was 8:50 P.M. and...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Instructables member Berto Aussems designed the WeDangle, a hanging, swinging seat built into a set of clothes. The pants and jacket contain soft supports that wrap around the body. Cords attach to these supports with carabiners. A fabric strap and aluminum...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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YouTube LinkThis summer of 2013 video is still making rounds online, and for good reason. Created by students from De Montfort University, the 3D rendering of London before the Great Fire of 1666 is incredibly well done. According to Londonist,“Although...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, August 3, 2015
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As humans, we tend to focus on the world we can see -that which is hidden underground is often forgotten about all together, but this great Travel and Leisure article shows the beauty and wonder that often hides right under our feet. From salt mines...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Monday, August 3, 2015
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(Photo: TVMOST HK)It's not enough to just pick up a can. It could be contaminated. That's why smart grocers wrap each can in a plastic container with shrink wrap over the top. Rocket News 24 reports that this image was snapped in a grocery store in Hong...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Jotaro by BatsukiroThe man they call JoJo has been on some truly bizarre adventures in his young life, and yet he has never felt afraid or worried for his life because of the Stand energy residing within him. He knows that when the time comes to battle...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, August 3, 2015
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(Photo: Rafael Gamo)It won't be enough to absentmindedly stroll up and down the stairs. You'll have to think about where you're placing your feet or you'll tumble down. JSa Architecture, a firm in Mexico City and Lima, designed these stairs, although...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Dr. David Smith of McMaster University and Dr. Frauke Zeller and Ryerson University created hitchBOT, a cute robot that hitchhikes. It started its “life” in Port Credit, Ontario, and traveled across Canada by itself, relying on the kindness (and...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, August 3, 2015
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I'm laying down a marker here: the Face Mask Hotness Hoodie is the future of menswear. This design by Andew Christian Laurel Cross has everything that a man needs to be comfortable and cool at the same time. And if it gets a bit chilly, all the wearer...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Visitors to the Maldives can have a unique, underwater dining experience in high style at Subsix restaurant. To get to the destination, diners take a speedboat ride over a reef to a location less than 2000 feet offshore. Upon arrival, they descend a...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, August 3, 2015
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This amazing video shows motorcycle daredevil Robbie Maddison, who once set a world record for the longest motorcycle jump, riding his bike out on the water like it is a surfboard.My first thought was that he was riding a motorized surfboard rigged to...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader.(Image credit: Mike Lewis)Here’s the story of how two ordinary guys discovered an extraordinary cave and, vowing to protect it, kept it a secret for 14 years. THE SCENE...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Can you believe this place? The customer service at this Subway is so pathetic that they won't even look at a robber standing right in front of the staff, demanding money.The inadequate customer service training came in handy a few days ago. A man walked...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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YouTube member dondrapersayswhat has worked his magic once again to bring us a supercut of movie characters singing a pop tune. I cannot imagine the work that goes into finding all these clips, much less stringing them together in proper sequence and...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Bohemian Aliens by BurgernatorThey came together as the oddest quartet ever formed in the history of rock and roll, but when they let their voices unravel the rhapsody the entire galaxy came along for the ride. Even though Gordon and Xeno had a checkered...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, August 3, 2015
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(Photo: WCNC)All Nicholas Anderson wanted to do was propose to his girlfriend, Deanna. He worked out a plan with Brighton, who is Deanna's son. They would take her to Salsarita's, a local restaurant. He would pop the question there.But before Nicholas...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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We’ve all heard the standard slang from the World War II era, like calling Germans Jerrys or Krauts, but like any good slang the use of those words is a timely thing, and their meaning tends to fade away as years go by.There were lots of fun slang...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Redditor xclever_name_user writes "Pouring a beer last night at work and part of the glass just kinda fell out." He says that the edges aren't sharp at all but "smooth as butter."I've broken many glasses, but I've never seen one pop out a smooth section...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Summertime is a great time for munching hot dogs, but if they just aren't classy enough for your tastes, you can always try heading to Washington where you can get your hands on a $169 dog that features wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffle and...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Monday, August 3, 2015
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(Unrelated photo by Cara Fealy Choate)The emergency services dispatcher for the West Yorkshire Police answered the call. The man on the other line explained that a cat in his home had performed a nefarious crime:Me girlfriend has let the cat eat my bacon...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Frozen parodies are a dime a dozen on the interwebs, and aside from a few purposely funny performances they’re pretty standard fare.Then along came a fun little song called "Do You Wanna Kill The Batman?", as written by Hesychia7 and performed by SydneyAmber...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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"Charlie Bit My Finger"YouTube LinkConsidering the impact the existence of YouTube has had on the internet experience as we know it, it's hard to imagine that the service is only ten years old. Founded on February 14th, 2005, the largely individual-based...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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(Image: CBS)Actress Nichelle Nichols played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek television series. Now, at the age of 82, she's leaving Starfleet for service with NASA. The tabloid The Mirror reports that Nichols will fly on NASA's SOFIA space telescope....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Song of the South is one of the most controversial animated films ever made by Disney, and because of the controversy the animated adaptation of Joel Chandler Harris’s Uncle Remus stories has never been released on home video.Although Joel Chandler...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Dead Fusion by AkairosKenny was getting used to being an immortal superhero when the Dragon fighter Yamcha arrived from outer space. The two immediately hit it off, mostly because Yamcha couldn't understand a word Kenny had to say and Kenny had no real...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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(Photo: University of Bath)Yoda is an owl with a job. A handler brings him to the library of the University of Bath to drive off seagulls that settle on the building and cause mischief for students and staff. Yoda has diligently kept these troublemakers...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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(Photo: Devon Knight/The Guardian)The Spaghetti Incident, a new restaurant in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, has devised an ingenious way to get people to buy its spaghetti. Besides offering several tasty varieties, the restaurant offers its spaghetti...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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(Image Link)KISS seems fairly tame by today’s standards, since Black and Death Metal have taken rock to far darker places than KISS ever could, but back in 1977 those four guys in the facepaint and crazy getups caused quite a stir.Parents didn’t...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Brooke ShieldsThis collection of family photos capture moments between mothers, sons and daughters, many from show business or high-profile families that have one generation of celebrity after another. Some, like Brooke Shields above, were pushed into...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Iron Man is a wisecracker when he wants to be, super serious and soldiery when he needs to be, and generally a good tempered fellow.Of course, it’s easy to be in good spirits all the time when you’re a billionaire playboy in a supersuit of your own...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Insects have superpowers -some more so than others. This is from the fairly new webcomic They Can Talk. -via Pleated-Jeans...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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(Video Link)It has become a familiar, even expected experience in a neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington. Every day, Don Brittain, 78, checks to see when sunset will occur. When it does, he stands on his back porch and plays "Taps" slowly on his trumpet.His...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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You’d think people would know better than to ask the internet for some photoshopping help when the results are nearly always disastrous.And yet people continue to let the 'Net photoshop their photos for them, like a masochistic photo manipulation ritual...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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At the beginning of August in 1969, Colonel Edwin Aldrin, Jr. submitted a two-page travel voucher for expenses. The trip the previous month was from Houston, Texas, to Cape Kennedy, Florida, to the moon, to the Pacific Ocean, to Hawaii, and back to Houston....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Bottle Caps Fever by OlipopEver since the bombs fell and blighted the Earth people have found themselves infected with all kinds of fevers, from the radioactive rattles to the super mutant shakes to the dreaded Deathclaw drips, but nothing had affected...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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(Photo: Global Reactions)In 1953, the general store and post office of Ochopee, Florida burned down. So local residents converted an irrigation pipe shed on a tomato farm into a temporary post office. It stayed there and remains in business to this day. (Image:...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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When a guy successfully grows a thick, long beard it can feel like magic on his face, or it can feel like an itchy bird’s nest and cause him to suffer for his manliness.When you’ve got a magical beard on your face it can make you feel like a changed...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Have you ever wondered about the person the Smithsonian Institution was named after? It’s a rather peculiar story.James Smithson (1765-1829) was a well-to-do English scientist who had never visited the United States. In his 1826 will, he left his estate...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Professional ping pong players take the game very seriously, but they wouldn’t put their life on the line to win a tournament.Ping pong playing robots are programmed to win at all costs, and places no value on human life, so if one of these machines...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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(Image: CCTV News)Liu Haibin, 30, is an engineer who works in Xiamen City, China. His work takes him away from his family, which lives 730 miles away in Tengzhuo City. He dearly misses his 8-month old son in particular. So Liu built two matching seesaws...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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