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In the world of sports trading cards professional athletes get all the love, but what about all those professional actors who play athletes in movies and TV shows? Don't they deserve their own commemorative trading cards too?Illustrator Cuyler Smith...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Rick vs Zombies byNibiruHybridIf you want to defend your settlement against zombies and other dead things walking you should bring in a player who knows the score, because no garden full of plants can defeat zombies like Rick! He used to be a sheriff,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Too much sun, too little water, bugs, poor quality soil and a lack of fertilization are some of the main reasons why fruits and veggies fail to grow in the garden, but did you know what we grow together matters too?It turns out plant pairing can be just...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, February 20, 2017
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If you recall mood rings from the 1970s or Hypercolor t-shirts from the '90s, you probably won't be surprised that  you can now color your hair with a dye that will change color in response to the temperature. The dye called FIRE from the company The...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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I think squirrels are swell little critters, and it really chaps my hide when I hear about people killing those little bushy tailed brats for no good reason.However, I don't like squirrels enough to invite them into my home or party with them, but photographer...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Pedagiggle made a birthday cake for four-year-old Ilyas with a space theme. She wanted to convey the idea of outer space inside the cake as well as the decorated outside, so she created a solar system for the interior. According to the posted instructions,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Zombie lore has changed quite a bit since the first Night Of The Living Dead film, and zombies have gone from being strictly undead eating machines to humans afflicted with a life-altering virus.That means if and when a cure is found for their condition...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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The Academy Awards will be bestowed on movies from 2016 this coming Sunday night, so it's time for parodies that double as promotions for the Oscars. There's a scene in the movie Zootopia (which is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year)...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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We Want Your Soul by DeepFriedArtDo you ever feel like your cat is looking at you funny? Have you felt like your cat was trying to stare straight into your soul when you're not looking, only to find your feeling was correct and your cat was indeed staring...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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From misogynists to sex addicts, dictators are obviously unbalanced people and their sex lives only serve to prove how unhinged they are. Over on TopTenz you can learn about ten dictators and their torrid sex lives. For example, even though Mussolini...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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It takes a bit of tweaking to get a character right for a movie, especially if it's science fiction or a comic book adaptation. What looks good on paper often doesn't translate all that well to the screen. So it's common that early drafts are tested...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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One of the greatest awards a restaurant can earn is a Michelin star, but in the case of Bourges' Bouche à Oreille, the award was a real surprise -largely because the restuarant is simply a small neighborhood diner. While the diner is good, it's by no...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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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!(Image credit: Howard I. Cannon)The mini-opera that premiered as part of the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize CeremonyStory and words...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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This slow motion video shows us in excruciating detail what happens when you interfere with a dog getting a treat. Notice the looks of extreme anticipation on their faces. The cat is calculating some kind of subterfuge. Then a french fry is finally flung...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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(Image Link)As a child my sister was terrified of escalators and I never understood why, until one of my friends almost lost a toe to some particularly sharp teeth on the edge of an escalator.He was wearing flip flops at the time so the argument could...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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If you've been watching the BBC TV series Planet Earth II, you've no doubt been amazed at the wildlife footage. It almost looks like a Hollywood action film -a blockbuster, even. A lot of that is due to new filmmaking technology. (YouTube link)The BBC...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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People use the words coffin and casket interchangeably when talking about funeral arrangements, but morticians know there's more than just a price difference between the two-the difference is in the shape and function.Coffins are the octagonal burial...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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On Sundays, Cake Wrecks showcases realy beautiful cakes to balance out the wrecks of the rest of the week, and this week's subject is unicorns. How do you make a unicorn cake? The main requirements are rainbows, gold, eyelashes, and a horn, at least...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Goats are interesting critters with fascinating minds and bold personalities, and that's why they're popular pets both on and off the ranch.Sadly, some goats are treated poorly by humans, but if they're as lucky as Pearl the goat they end up in a rescue...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Who lives in a pineapple under the street? Urban Spongebob! And you thought it was the just the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who lived in the city drains. And Pennywise. The next step is to see how many puns can be made about the sponge that might be...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, February 20, 2017
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I'm far from the person who believes no one should take children to a restaurant as I've seen plenty of well behaved kids eating out, but we've all seen those monster children at restaurants whose parents completely ignore them. But the worst kid you've...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Henry LipkisCats are inspirational- they've inspired huge murals of all styles, sizes, and colors from diverse artists who have one thing in common: they know people love to see cats. Carts are showing up in public street art all over the world.David...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, February 20, 2017
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There are a lot of weird people out there on the internet, but every now and then you find a new type of weirdness you may never have encountered before. Today is one of those days.(Video Link)That's because this brave stupid genius utterly insane man...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Belgian illustrator Adrien Noterdaem (ADN) takes pop culture characters from TV and movies and converts them into the cartoon style of the TV series The Simpsons. No fictional world is off limits.See a collection of his cast drawings from the movies...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, February 20, 2017
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When cartoons were wholly crafted by hand animators used all kinds of tricks to speed up the process, and one of their tricks made a character's hands more visible, emotive and easier to animate-they put gloves on 'em.This small change made a world of...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, February 20, 2017
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This Presidents Day article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Presidency.You probably wouldn’t let the unconscious, anesthetized,  or generally incapacitated mind the store, but  would you let them mind the country?It...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Every time I travel through California I'm reminded of how young the cities in my state are compared to cities like Boston and NYC, let alone when compared to ancient cities like Athens, Greece.But even though cities like Los Angeles and San Diego are...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, February 20, 2017
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If you need a smile, take a look at what some kids are doing with their spare time. Desire, hard work, and persistence come together to give us some awesome performances, even in children that look too young to be doing these things.   (YouTube link)This...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Strangling Whip! by RaffitiPeople are out searching for pocket monsters to add to their collection and battle for virtual glory, but the citizens of Springfield have noticed something strange about the monsters they catch in town- they all look like...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Today is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, issued on February 19, 1942, which allowed the U.S. government to inter Japanese-Americans, German-Americans and Italian-Americans in camps for the duration of the war. Around 120,000 Americans of...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Ever since he made his last big screen appearance in Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith Jar Jar Binks has been the butt of many jokes, and a few fan theories even speculate the Gungan may be a Sith Lord in disguise.Mashable received an advanced copy of...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, February 20, 2017
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An unnamed man in Bolsover, Ontario, received an inheritance back in the 1980s. He hid $100,000 of it, in $50 bills, inside a television set. Then he forgot where he put it. Some time over the next 30 years, he gave the TV set to a friend, who used it...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Donuts are beautiful things, but sometimes you want the satisfying, high-cholesterol goodness of cheese. For the times that you want a carb-heavy donut and cheesy deliciousness, consider a Mac n' Cheetos donut like this one from the geniuses at HellthyJunkFood.(Video...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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(Image source: imgur)You've been told for years to stop and think twice before hitting "send." That goes double and triple if you are testing graphics to be used only in an emergency. An incident Tuesday most likely caused a few hearts to skip a beat...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Russia is constantly in the news these days, and people can't seem to agree on whether Putin's trying to bring back the Iron Curtain or whether he's coming around to the idea of being a part of the global community.This mistrust is partly due to the...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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When Star Trek went to the big screen in 1979, audiences were excited, but Star Trek: The Motion Picture was too long and slowly-paced to stand the test of time. It was also extremely expensive, causing Paramount to rethink making a sequel. So changes...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Come this May, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus will be folding up their tents for good, closing after 146 years on the road. Now you can enjoy the colorful history of the Greatest Show on Earth thanks to the Illinois State University's...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Monsters Ink Mike by Scott NeilsonWhen Mike and Sully imagined a career in scaring they didn't think about longevity or a future where kids became desensitized to monsters, so five years in to the gig they found themselves laid off. Sully quickly found...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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I used an app that did this a long time ago at a previous job. We were encouraged to explore the internet at first, but over time, we ended up restricted to only looking up the weather forecast, so a loading screen was quite useful when the boss walked...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Ice dragon boating is when you put your dragon boat on skates and propel it across a frozen surface. And, of course, there is ice dragon boat racing. Ice dragon boat racers even have an international federation.  (YouTube link)And this weekend, the...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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You could spend a lifetime watching TV sitcoms and not realize that the same weird things keep happening from show to show over time. Maybe that's because we don't watch that many sitcoms at a time, or we don't compare our favorites from the 1970s to...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Bruce Springsteen played in Brisbane Thursday night. A teenager held up a sign that said he was missing school for the concert, and could he play "Growin' Up"? Springsteen called him up on stage to play. Fifteen-year-old Nathan Testa knew the song, and...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Have you ever tried clothes on in a dressing room and thought to yourself "this doesn't look right at all, and that person in the mirror doesn't even look like me!", only to leave the store empty handed?Fitting rooms should have flattering light and...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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#StarWars : #LesDerniersJedi, décembre 2017 au cinéma. pic.twitter.com/Qzgoy5Aq5e— Star Wars France (@StarWarsFR) February 17, 2017When the name of the new Star Wars film was announced in January as The Last Jedi, we all wondered what that meant....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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