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(Photo: ABC News)Officers Jason Pavlige and James Hodges of Fruitport Township, Michigan stopped a couple in a car. The mother was holding a 10-month old baby in her arms instead of securing her properly in a car seat. The officers realized that this...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Comedian Hamish Blake has a baby, an impressive array of baked goods, and too much time on his hands. The result last December was that he made a lifelike duplicate of his baby boy. I hope that he later took his bread collection out in a stroller for...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Wildfire Experiential + Event is an event design and branding company in Canada. The owners, Kelly Thorpe and Bianca Knop, want you to think of their company as capable of setting your brand on fire. I mean that in a good way. You know--that customers...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, March 30, 2015
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(YouTube link)What is the sound of an unborn baby clapping? There isn’t any, unless mom and the doctor sing along. Jen Cardinal underwent an ultrasound at 14 weeks in which they could clearly see the baby clapping his/her hands. The singing went on...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The following is an article from Uncle John’s All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader.Judging from what we’ve been told in history books, when the Wright Brothers invented powered flight, they were rewarded with parades, medals, and headlines....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Just when we think our dependence on technology has reached its zenith, another development drives the point home. UK-based Ajit Johnson works with the idea of our society's perpetual plugin with this series of posters called #This_Generation.This...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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(YouTube link)I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Interstellar yet, but I don’t mind spoilers, and this Honest Trailer certainly has them. I did see Contact. However, if you’ve seen the movie, you will no doubt get more humor out of the video....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Howl's Moving Castle by Coconut_DesignHowl separated himself from human society long ago, and yet he still exists in our world, his strange castle moving across the country still constantly forced to contend with civilization. Most people find the structure...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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(Photos: Pinkhouse, Tim Malabuyo)It’s sleek, elegant, surprisingly durable, and you use it in the lobby of a Starbucks.It’s the MacBook Air, a laptop popular not only for its capabilities, but also for its visual design and physical properties. Pinkhouse,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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(YouTube link)Wong Fu Productions shows us how difficult it can be to scope someone out, as a guy tries to figure out exactly how old an attractive woman is. Is she jailbait? His Mom's age? You don't just ask a stranger how old she is, but why didn’t...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Opinions on junk food vary greatly, but few people argue that most of them look particularly tasty in their native environments. When junk food is in the hands of chef Jacques Lamerde though, it becomes just as beautiful as the most gourmet meal. His...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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(Image Link)Disney Studios have been busy creating live action adaptations of their most beloved animated features, and they’ll continue to do so until movies no longer exist or they run out of money, whichever comes first.We know live action adaptation...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Google Maps has added a Pac-Man game for April Fools Day! The game is available now for you to play. Just go to Google Maps, and set it to your neighborhood if you like. Then click on the small Pac Man square at the bottom left. The streets become the...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Jess, an artist in Indianapolis, redrew the iconic Starbucks siren as the twelve incarnations of the Doctor (minus the War Doctor, of course) as well as the villainous Time Lord Harold Saxon, AKA The Master. She sells them at her Etsy shop. You can view...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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(vimeo link)Mark Saltveit writes palindromes. In fact, he is the Palindrome World Champion. In this video, he tells about how he became interested in palindromes, started a magazine devoted to them, and won the championship. His story is part of a planned...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Thumb wars are fun and all, but sometimes they just aren't enough. When you want to really up your thumb game, it's time to bring out the Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling Kit. Now even your fingers can weild a lightsaber and even experience the sights...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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(vimeo link)Holland Island sits in Chesapeake Bay, near Wenona, Maryland. The five-mile-long island was settled in the 1600s, and at one time had a population of 360 people and 70 buildings. Erosion ate away at the island, which sat on silt and clay,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Beauty With A Vengeance by xKireiDesignsThe Uchiha Clan made a name for themselves by battling their way to the top with a grace and beauty not seen in most clans. Of course, their mastery over the Great Fireball skill didn't hurt their standing, but...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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(Photos: Starbucks)This gas station in Hollywood, California was built in 1935. It was designed in a classic Art Deco style and was, consequently, featured in movies, including 48 Hours and L.A. Story. In 1992, the City of Los Angeles designated it a...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Approximately one year ago, when Matt King and his brother Kevin were stuck in traffic on the way home from college for the weekend, a bored Matt made a silly video of himself making high-drama faces while lip syncing to a Beyoncé song. He had a...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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(Photo: Battle Creek Bombers)In the highly competitive sport of stadium food, sports concession stands are constantly trying to outdo each other by producing wonderfully ridiculous food-like products. Ideally, stadium food is highly fattening, packed...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The following is an article from the Annals of Improbable Research.Research about, or said to be about, evolutioncompiled by Katherine Lee, Improbable Research staffHuman Face Recognition of Machines (Autos) Detail from the study “‘Cars Have Their...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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(Photo: British Library)Pictured above is Bald’s Leechbook, a 10th Century Latin and Anglo-Saxon manuscript owned by the British Library. It’s a reference manual for what passed for pharmaceutical science at that time. And it’s holding up pretty...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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YouTube LinkTo mark the recent tenth anniversary of Doctor Who, visual effects expert John Smith created this montage, which he designed for fans so they can take a look back at some of the more memorable moments. -Via Laughing Squid...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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A 4-year old girl in Philadelphia woke up in the middle of the night feeling hungry. She wanted a Slushie. Not unreasonably, she decided to acquire one. She got dressed and left her home. It was raining heavily outside, but that did not deter her from...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Have you ever stopped to analyze how you create, whether it's for work or hobbies? Grant Snider of Incidental Comics explores the creative process, likening it to an appliance of sorts, with his web comic "The Creative Processor." This is only a portion...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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(Photo: unknown)You may have come into this company on the ground floor, but you’ll rise in the ranks. Or just rise up—say, 4 feet off the ground.A great working environment is one where people feel comfortable being funny. 22 Words rounded up 40...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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(YouTube link)How would Rube Goldberg serve the Passover feast? In the most complicated way possible, of course! This seasonal device incorporates dominoes, fire, liquid, Tinker toys, origami, food, and plenty of imagery of Biblical proportions. Together,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The Bit Wars 2.0 by RetroGamerAddictPixelated invaders from space started coming down in rows, launching rectangular laser beams at the Earth and breaking our stuff to an 8-bit beat. The Bit Wars had begun, and now it fell to Earth's mightiest heroes...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Longtime Department of Justice attorney Gerald Shur was the man behind the creation of the U.S. Marshall Service Witness Security Program (WITSEC). Shur has also co-written an informative book on the topic, Witsec: Inside the Federal Witness Protection...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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(vimeo link)What happens when the elephant in the room confronts the skeleton in the closet? That’s far from the only turns of speech that go head-to-head back-to-back in this sequence. Someone who is just learning English would be completely baffled!...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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(Photos: Tencent)This is Wang Deshun, a model and actor in China. He's 79 years old. But aside from the gray hair and beard, he doesn't look it at all. Shanghaiist reports that last Wednesday, during China Fashion Week, he strode down the runway in Beijing,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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It’s all fun and games until the guy at the top has to pee. Whether he climbs down over all the others or just tries to aim away, either could be a disaster. Even worse if he doesn’t wake up! There was also mention of bears starting at the bottom...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Cuteness is a powerful thing, an irresistible force of happiness and warmth, able to thaw the frozen heart and bring a smile to the stoniest of faces. There are many grades of cuteness, but none more powerful than the utterly adorable, the cuteness that...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Many men seem to be firmly seated in one of two camps: pro or anti bow tie. I've seen women who wear bow ties as well, particularly when they're sporting an androgynous look. For those who appreciate a fun bow tie, here is a collection of 25 ties designed...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, March 30, 2015
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There are a legion of people out there who take surveys, undergo psychological tests, record search engine rankings and transcribe audio files for a living, taking whatever job comes up on the Mechanical Turk job list.These people are part of Amazon’s...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, March 30, 2015
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What the heck does "Easter" mean? Why do we celebrate a bunny that hides multi-colored Easter eggs? And why do we eat ham for Easter? There are so many strange questions around this spring holiday, but you can find the answers to them all in this fascinating...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Monday, March 30, 2015
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(Photo: Adam Carter/CBC)Ankixa Risk is an artist and taxidermist in Hamilton, Ontario. She specializes in taking dead rats and posing them in human situations with appropriate clothing and props. Risk uses rats donated by pet rat owners and rats from...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Cowbell by ElladorWhen you hire Clarabelle as caller for a good old fashioned hoedown there's one instrument you know that cowgirl will be bringing along- the mighty cowbell. Clara's cowbell clangin' skills are legendary, and even though she's been asked...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The gang from Greendale Community College recently made their triumphant return to….wait, they’re not on broadcast TV anymore, are they?Nope. New episodes of Community are being shown on Yahoo Screen, but aside from that little viewing dilemma the...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, March 30, 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: William Wilkinson)"Avery Archer was involved...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Spoon & Tamago reports that data scientists at the West Japan Railway Company analyzed 2 years worth of information of a recurring problem: drunk people at train stations walking right off the platform and onto the train tracks.They anticipated that...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, March 30, 2015
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(Photo: David Alvarez Photography)Cosplayer Fangirl Physics made this Captain America costume, which is made entirely of assembled knitted pieces. She doesn't carry the Captain's shield, but she has a pair of knitting needles in her bag to fight freedom's...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, March 30, 2015
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(Video Link)Movies sometimes show characters watching other movies--often completely fake. Some of these are clearly worthy of becoming feature films themselves, as illustrated by this supercut made by Screen Junkies. The editors show the best movies-in-movies...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, March 30, 2015
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James Krupa teaches evolution for non-biology majors at the University of Kentucky. This is more difficult than you might expect, he says, because so many of his students were taught that evolution is in direct opposition to Christian belief, and others...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, March 30, 2015
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It is inevitable that one day, you will need to produce and serve caramel-covered apples on such a large scale that it will be efficient if not necessary for you to purchase a machine built for that sole purpose. It will not be enough to simply have...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Hench 4 Life by KgullholmenSome people shoot for the moon, meaning they decide to blow up the moon and become the greatest super villain in the world, but for some there's nothing better than the life of a henchman. Aside from the occasional atomic accident...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, March 30, 2015
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These days, they're called flight attendants, they wear buttoned up, full coverage outfits like suits and they're the mouthpiece of The People With the Cuffs on Terra Firma. But way back when, they were breezy, done up and scantily clad to lure passengers...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Jihyun Park, an artist from South Korea, has a novel approach to pointillism. He burns holes in rice paper with lit incense sticks. When backlit, his works display amazingly rich images of clouds, landscapes, and trees. Park explains:After reading the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, March 30, 2015
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But you got to force the last door, let MEow do this one!! #forcingdoors #teamwork #letMEowdoitA photo posted by Boogie (@midtownboogiefdny) on Jan 21, 2015 at 6:43pm PSTYou might associate Dalmatian dogs with fire departments, and indeed they are traditional....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, March 30, 2015
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