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Sometimes you think you know what’s going on when you really have no clue. People with children can babysit as well as anyone, even if you define that as caring for a baby that’s not yours. When I’m watching my grandkids, is that “babysitting”...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The following is an article fromUncle John's Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader.  Historical fact: The Pilgrims never called themselves “Pilgrims.” In fact, they weren’t known by that name until the 1840s. Here’s the second part of their story...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, November 24, 2014
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(Photo: Museum of New Zealand)In 2013, the crew of a fishing boat in the Ross Sea off the coast of Antarctica found a rare creature in their nets: a colossal squid. The female squid weighed 770 pounds and was the second entire colossal squid ever caught....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Mark Twain351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut It's often said that writers' desks are important, in that they reflect their approach and routine. Thus, the homes of famous writers have always been of interest to people, particularly those immersed...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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(YouTube link)It’s the ultimate showdown of badass fictional characters in black! Never mind the odd crossover of the Disney and DC universes -at least there’s no problem with the style of music for these two. Who will win when the Caped Crusader...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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This sounds like a setup for an “In Mother Russia…” joke, but it happened at the Igarka airport above the Arctic Circle. The flight to the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk was in danger of being cancelled because the plane was frozen to the ground!...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Formed in 1980, R.E.M. enjoyed a lot of critical acclaim and success — particularly for a band whose roots were firmly in the alternative genre — before they disbanded in 2011. The referring article is a collection of ten facts about the band,...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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(YouTube link)When did people start losing their minds over Christmas shopping? Maybe it was a gradual process. Thirty years ago, shopping centers promoted Black Friday as a good day to get your Christmas shopping done, and a lot of folks listened. Here...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Neverball by WirdouThere were all sorts of fun games going on when Ash and his friends showed up at the Poke Master Mega Block Party, like pin the tail on the snorlax and bobbing for Poke balls, but Ash knew Pika would only want to do one thing- take...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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(Image Link)It’s only natural to see optical illusions in the world around us, and nature likes to unintentionally serve up some real mind-benders that force you to take a second look in order to wrap your mind around what your eyes are seeing.(Image...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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When TV show creators get multiple seasons of a linear storyline under their belt the issues of continuity and retaining world integrity arise.It's part of the creator’s job to keep track of everything that happened during the previous seasons in order...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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(Funny or Die Link)Canadian filmmaker Seth Rogan grew up in a family that didn't observe Thanksgiving. They managed to explain that away to him in a manner that he didn't question -but sooner or later, children will find out the truth....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.Western movies, of course, start and end with John Wayne. Whether it is Rio Bravo (my favorite John Wayne Western), Red...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Benjamin Franklin has gone from sainted Founding Father to controversial figure, ladies man and America's original superstar thanks in part to the Isaacson biography Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, but how much of this information is overblown?Apparently...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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(YouTube link) Munchkin is an adorable Shih Tzu puppy who dresses like a teddy bear. He was a hit at Halloween with his costume, but watch him walk on a treadmill! It honestly looks like we’re being chased by an Ewok. This is one of those videos you...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The internet is full of cute cat pics, hilarious memes, and hate. How can these seemingly incongruous elements exist in one place? With a little help from trending, post sharing and social media-izing.In 2004 lucky old Grandpa Joe, who got to visit Wonka’s...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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If we could actually capture the appearance of a spirit on film, like those ghost show guys claim to be able to do, we might end up with a result that resembles the hauntingly beautiful paintings of Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen.Henrik’s subjects look like...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Inexperienced babysitters really do need a little supervision the first time they interact with infants. That holds true even if you're a monkey. In this clip from the BBC One series Life Story, a juvenile langur monkey tries out her parenting skills...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Walker Grimes by StationJackKids will be kids, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, so when kids started looking for fun stuff to collect local living artists were happy to comply. They started drawing up trading cards featuring illustrations of...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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(Image Link)Animation fans often wonder what their favorite non-human cartoon characters would look like as humans, and artists who grew up loving cartoons can't help but give the transformation a try, just to see what happens.(Image Link)People present...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The smiles and lights in the eyes of the kids shown here are the result of their youthful imaginings materializing into soft, huggable form. A company called "Budsies" takes childrens' drawings of their fantasy friends and transforms them into charming,...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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(YouTube link)The Copenhagen musical group The Bottle Boys play us a tune we all know and love, and let us in on one of their secrets to making bottle music look so easy -when we all know it’s not. From the YouTube page:Sometimes people say, that it’s...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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I just bought celery and olives yesterday. I always buy them for Thanksgiving, but rarely any other time of the year. Olives are a special treat, and the adults in my family love them. I use celery in my cornbread dressing, and the rest of the stalk...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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YouTube LinkThis remarkable footage shot by Arriane Christie captured her ten-month-old puppy Jackie enthusiastically joining several dolphins for a swim off the coast of Wellington's Bay in Whangarei, New Zealand. In her video description, Arriane said...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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For decades, visitors to Los Angeles have tried their best to go see the famous Hollywood sign up close. It’s not easy to get to, involves quite a bit of walking, and the view isn’t great when you get there. But they keep coming, and the people who...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Behold the almighty tater tot- the best tasting food product shaped like a tiny barrel.Whether they’re fried, baked or microwaved they always end up tasting like hot potato goodness, and the fact that they’re easy to pop in your mouth by the handful...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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(YouTube link)Welcome to your college dining experience. Food Service Manager Brad Green has a list of rules that will make everything work, and if you follow them, you will also avoid getting punched in the face, or heaven forbid, being beat down by...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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(Photo: 豊瀬源一)Scholar Nicholas S. Anderson writes that in Japanese folklore, household objects become ensouled upon reaching the age of 100. The older a tool is, the more spirit is endowed within it. One result of this belief is an annual funerary...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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(Image Link)Have you ever wondered where those Black Metal bands got their signature spikes and face paint style?KISS seems like an obvious source, or King Diamond or more recently Marilyn Manson, but according to this video footage from 1977 they should...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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There are objects from bygone eras that most of us have never even heard of, yet someone somewhere will be a collector and an expert on them. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were arcade games in which one could shoot actual live ammo...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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There, wolf. There, castle by BenaresIt's easy to get a bit discombobulated when you arrive in Transylvania, but don't lose your young head! Listen to old pop eyed Igor and keep track of what's important- there wolf, there castle. Wolves don't like to...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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YouTube LinkTwo orphaned wallaby joeys named Gough and Salvador nuzzle and sniff each other as they meet for the first time on a crash course in wallaby friendship. The joeys are in the care of staff at Daintree Wonder Tours in North Queensland,...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer found something very unusual in the Peruvian rain forest: little glowing green dots. They were larva, and they appeared to have teeth! So far, the species has not been clearly identified, and it may even be a new species....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Manhattan, New York-based blogger Mommy Shorts had a contest to find the baby that looks most likely to bite your head off. It's called the "Evil Baby Glare-Off,' and it pits the mugs of 32 finalists against each other to select the biggest baby badass....
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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RobinChun-Li from Street FighterKhairullah Rahim, an artist in Singapore, shows rhinoceroses, dinosaurs, elephants, and other enormous animals engaging in unusual activities. In an interview for Moda, he describes these as his "everyday animals" that...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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(YouTube link)There are 106 baby boys born for every 100 baby girls. The folks from MinuteEarth tell us why, as far as we know, in this video. However, the sex imbalance is more severe than birth statistics indicate, and varies over time and place. They...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The 1980s brought us some of the most beloved movies in geekdom, great Saturday morning cartoons, awesome toy lines, amazing video games and some of the gnarliest fashion trends ever. It's no wonder so many of the artists we feature in the NeatoShop...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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(YouTube link)As we prepare for a particularly American holiday centered around the custom of eating ourselves into a coma, we might want to learn more about what’s going on in our bodies. Why do we feel so full after Thanksgiving dinner? Because we...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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On Thanksgiving, the odds are high that a turkey will be laid out on many of our dinner tables. How do you all feel about turkey? Is a roasted bird something you look forward to or something you avoid? Do you have any turkey-free Thanksgiving traditions?...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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A building in London wasn’t even finished when it started melting cars around it. The culprit was solar convergence, which happens when too many glass windows reflect solar heat onto the same spot. Fix the spot? That’s not feasible, since the angle...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, November 24, 2014
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TAUNTERS by Geekchic TeesThey weren't trained to be warriors, marauders, soldiers or raiders- they were born, bred and built up to be taunters. They shook their stuff in general directions like nobody else could, and when they pull out the big guns and...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, November 24, 2014
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(Video Link)This video shows a grizzly bear running in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Can you keep up? The Daily Telegraph (warning: auto-start video) says that grizzly bears can run up to 35 MPH, which is well over Usain Bolt's top speed of 27...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Research into how dogs think is yielding some amazing results, although a lot of it just confirms what we already thought from behavior observation, but did not know for sure. What’s amazing is how its done. Imagine putting a dog in an MRI machine.The...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Audrey Hepburn, 1939. Photograph by Manon van Suchtelen.Audrey Hepburn, 1938Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels, Belgium on May 4, 1929, and spent some of her younger years at boarding school in England. During most of World War II, she studied in...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, November 24, 2014
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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 Shannon)When the police arrived...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Designer Con 2014 in Los Angeles just wrapped up, but before it did, the "Comic Brick" show was held, in which a number of LEGO lovers recreated popular comic book covers in bricks. The results, some of which are shown here, were way cool. The covers...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, November 24, 2014
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(YouTube link)We know quite a bit about the anglerfish because it’s so weird that bloggers love to talk about it. But it’s rare to catch footage of one in its natural habitat because they live deep down where there is little sunlight. An ROV from...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Redditor sanofsan writes, “Every christmas my bff and I send cards to random addresses.” Frank provides helpful information in one of them. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get to State Street right now.-via Tastefully Offensive...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, November 24, 2014
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(YouTube link)Which dog will eat a plate of spaghetti noodles faster: a golden retriever or a German shepherd? Recall the last competition between these breeds of dogs, in which both considered themselves winners for different reasons. Then you can probably...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, November 24, 2014
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(Image Link)Even though SkyMall was created so people can go shopping for stuff while they travel by airplane they sure do make a lot of stuff that’s not very useful when traveling!Their strange, and often utterly useless, merchandise has made them...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, November 24, 2014
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