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(Video Link)A parent must always be aware of gravity. You will eventually get baby vomit and poop on your body and possibly even on your face. But you can reduce your vulnerability with proper positioning.Chris Swann, a new uncle, didn't know this when...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Why would you bother trying to make a car ad without the car itself? Well, ad producers will tell you it’s not always easy to get a few vehicles of the latest model with every style change, especially on short notice. But more often, you’ll spend...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Looking for a legal representative who won't bore you to death with their blandness?Tired of being battered about like a little field mouse when you've got the heart of a bald eagle beating in your chest?Then you're in the market for someone who is ready...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, June 27, 2016
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(Photo: Tom)Do you bathe on a regular basis? Stop. You don't need to.James Hamblin, a physician, explains in The Atlantic that it's unnecessary. Your body will naturally regulate its own filth if you would just leave it alone:The odor of bodies is the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, June 27, 2016
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If you're a fan of fine geek jewelry, then you really should check out Etsy seller The Bee Hive, where you can get necklaces, bracelets and earrings all inspired by beloved geek franchises like The Avengers and Supernatural. We're particularly in awe...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Walker Extermination Service by Winter Artwork IllustrationWhen you've got walkers in your yard tearing up your rose bushes and dripping their entrails everywhere you need a company who understands how to wipe out a walker infestation for good, you need...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Fans of over-the-top cinema from the 80s and 90s don't stop loving those crazy flicks just because they're all grown up now, they just rewatch their favorite scenes online to relive the glory days.Many of these iconic scenes came to define the era, serving...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Shark Week is upon us, as it has been for 28 years. While we marvel at the awesomeness of the predators in our dreams, you have to wonder about the folks who actually get in the water with them to get the footage. Andy Brandy Casagrande IV, in addition...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, June 27, 2016
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(Video Link)The duck's only chance is to outwit his much faster opponent. Perhaps he could double back and catch the dog behind him Or, like Khan in Star Trek II, his opponent may be thinking in 2 dimensions instead of 3. He could fly over the rock to...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, June 27, 2016
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If you go to France, you may as well skip the Louvre because it’s overrun with tourists. If you go to Italy, you may be disappointed in how commercialized the Leaning Tower of Pisa is. And if you are looking for a relaxing island getaway, you might...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, June 27, 2016
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People who live in a kangaroo-less country don't realize how dangerous those muscular marsupials can be when they're mad, but there's a reason they call a group of kangaroos a mob.And thanks to this terrifying but true video footage shared by Gem 106...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Nature Calls.(Image credit: Joi Ito)What happens when the delicate balance of nature tips in such a way that a particular animal population spikes to unsustainable levels? Pretty much...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, June 27, 2016
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(Photo: Greg Gjerdingen)Founded in 1899, Packard was one of the last independent car manufacturers in the US. The luxury brand survived the Great Depression and two world wars. It emerged in good financial shape after domestic car production picked up...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Seinfeld is one of those beloved shows that even 20 years later, fans just won't just let it die. That being said, at least one fan of both Doom and Seinfeld found a way to make it die. Doomworld forum user Doug Keener wanted to combine two things he...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Monday, June 27, 2016
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New York City in the late 19th century was spilling over with new immigrants as well as Americans who wanted to start over with a clean slate, whether to advance themselves or take advantage of others. William Henry Ellis was born into slavery on a cotton...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, June 27, 2016
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If They Take My Stapler by ShasteenFreySubmitted for your approval the tale of Milton Waddams, a lonely office worker who has been pushed to his limit for the last time. The people in his office treat him like a jerk and don't respect his space, which...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Yan, from Geeks Are Sexy, wanted to surprise his wife for her birthday with a cake that spoke to her interests. She’s a big fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series, so she got this lovely custom cake made by Josianne St-Laurent from Simplement...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, June 27, 2016
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I ain't afraid of no giant marshmallow -especially if it's served toasted with cookies and raspberry sauce. This messy-but-lovely "burger" monstrosity is available at Japan's J.S. Burger Cafe and is part of their new Ghostbusters-inspired line of snacks....
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Fifty years after Star Trek debuted on TV, Star Trek: Axanar was made by fans to much higher standards. So it only makes sense that everyday people could recreate the moon landing with the latest movie sets and video effects, right? Or maybe it’s not...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Jon Snow’s sword, named Longclaw, is made of Valyrian steel and is five centuries old. It’s a wonder it has lasted this long, considering how it wobbles like rubber under just the pressure of Snow mounting a horse. Last week’s Game of Thrones was...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Manga is no longer a strictly Japanese form of pop art, and the term has come to describe any art drawn in a similar style.The big eyes, diminutive (and sometimes nonexistant) facial features, exaggerated helmet hair and perfectly chiseled head shapes-...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy, also known as the Slow Mo Guys, explore ways to relieve a spray paint can of its contents other than the normal method. A gun works well. So does an axe and a sledgehammer.   (YouTube link)In the process, they make a much...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Back in the 1980s The Sharper Image was the most cutting edge store in the mall with a mail order catalog to match, the place to go when you wanted to impress people with your expensive and totally cool stuff.The Sharper Image sold some of the strangest...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Comic book authors are constantly trying to change things up, to keeping long-time readers interested and to give a new generation a way to relate to superheroes who have been around for decades. The backstories change, the characters them,selves changed,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson have been with us onscreen for 100 years. Video editor Sanguinity shows us 54 different iterations of the duo on film, from the 1916 silent film Sherlock Holmes to the web series S(her)lock, which launched...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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What would you do if you came across a whimpering dog locked in a hot car in a parking lot?If you're NBC news anchor Kyle Clark you think about bashing the window open with a rock then decide to shame the owner on the nightly news instead.Kyle came across...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Urbane Bear by Matt ParsonsYou may have seen warnings posted about approaching or feeding wild bears, saying they're deadly and it's a bad idea to go anywhere near them much less let them know you have food. Well, I'm here to tell you there's one kind...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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#gameofthrones #scienceA photo posted by Sketching Science (@sketchingscience) on Apr 25, 2016 at 6:48am PDTErnesto Llamas is a Ph.D. student at the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona, Spain. He uses a micropipette a lot. He also...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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There are still plenty of safe, quiet towns scattered all across the globe, but in-between these idyllic hamlets are big, dangerous cities full of angst and violence.(YouTube Link)Which is why anyone who truly enjoys traveling should learn some basic...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Considering how much we report on fair food, the title might make you think that this is an entire hamburger -bun and all- breaded and deep-fried on a stick as an extreme dish. No, this is a method for cooking your hamburger patties that’s been around...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Controversy is to be expected from shows like Family Guy, Game Of Thrones and South Park, but how could shows like Sesame Street and The Price Is Right possibly cause controversy?Sesame Streetwas banned in Mississippi in 1970 due to racist attitudes...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Embed from Getty Images This is Sweepee Rambo, the newly crowned World’s Ugliest Dog. He won the competition yesterday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. Sweepee Rambo is a 17-year-old blind Chihuahua-Chinese Crested mix. She accompanies...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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(Image: LG)The South Korean electronics company LG is selling a television set that drives away mosquitoes with ultrasonic sound waves. It's marketing the TV in India, where mosquitoes are a major public health menace. Each 32" monitor costs about $400...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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In 1907, Harry Thaw went on trial for murdering Stanford White. Thaw was the paranoid heir to a Pittsburgh railroad fortune, and White was a renowned architect and playboy in New York. Both were obsessed with model Evelyn Nesbit, who was much younger...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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(Video Link)Maya the Golden Retriever loves to play games on her iPad. Here she is, fascinated by a little bird that flies back and forth on the screen. She pauses now and then to howl in delight.Her less--shall we say--intellectual sibling prefers a...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Wedding photographers try to document a couple's special day without being too disruptive, moving around to capture the scene without getting on everyone's nerves.Easier said than done for normal sized adults, but this is where a kid's lack of height...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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We're No Angels by Aaron MoralesThey may have the faces of angels and the bodies to match but Wasp, Scarlet Witch and Black Widow aren't the golden girls you wish they were. There's something about pretty girls that make men go all gaga and start to...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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(Photo: Joe Pell)A swimming hole in an isolated party of Angus, Scotland is popular with local skinny dippers. It's also a hunting ground for red kites who nest nearby. Lately, they've been waiting for the humans to get naked and into the water, then...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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He may resemble a certain sponge we all know and love, but this is Sandwichboy! He lives under the sea, which is not the best environment for a sandwich. He spends his time trying to catch octopuses with a butterfly net! And he’s just one of a huge...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Embed from Getty Images Before they were dolls, they were doll parts, which are mass-produced. We know that, but seeing rows and rows of disembodied doll parts is still eerie. Mashable assembled a collection of 26 images taken in doll factories between...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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It has been noticed for centuries -if not longer- that eating asparagus gives one’s urine a distinctive smell. Describing the smell is a problem, though. Some people (Proust) liked it, others didn’t (Ben Franklin), while some have never encountered...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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(Photo: QFamily)The origin of the doughnut is shrouded in mystery, but it probably began in mid-Nineteenth Century America when a woman named Elizabeth Gregory made pastries, each of which had a single nut in the center.These were doughnuts and not,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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You might not have known, but Los Angeles does have a mass transit train system. Metro Los Angeles has produced a new set of safety videos that teach Californians how to not get themselves killed while taking the train. The “Safetyville” series is...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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(Cinismo Ilustrado)I've got not thinking and eating my own vomit down, so I have a good head start on being happy. Smiling all day is a bit much, but I'll keep imitating my dog in the hope of becoming him.-via Tastefully Offensive...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Intellectual property owners have to walk a fine line between encouraging fan engagement and protecting their franchise against copyright infringement. The various entities behind the 50-year-old Star Trek franchise have been forgiving up to a point,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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It was an unlikely plan, but our hero had nothing to lose. If he didn't get out of the grocery store, he'd eventually end up eaten. He mentally prepared himself, then leapt for freedom.Be sure to watch the entire video to see how his venture ended.(Video...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Going to the beach for a vacation is a common, but relatively recent, practice. Throughout most of history, the seashore was a place to be feared, with sea monsters, pirates, and destructive storms. The people that lived and worked there knew different,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Neo-Tokyo by DdjvigoKaneda scanned the horizon looking for any sign of his old pal Tetsuo, who had recently gone full nuclear in Neo-Tokyo, but it seems even a being possessed of that much power must implode at some point. And yet that look in Tetsuo's...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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The Presbyterian Church in America is a protestant denomination not to be confused with the Presbyterian Church USA. The church government has chosen a new logo, which makes Twitter user Shane Morris think of something else. Grace remains irresistible,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Every year the the Collings Foundation sponsors the Race of the Century, which seems odd for an annual event, but this is a historic demonstration. Various vehicles in use in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are pitted against each other. The race...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, June 24, 2016
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