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An unnamed sophomore at South Fayette High School in McDonald, Pennsylvania, was tired of being bullied every day. His mother thought he was exaggerating his reports about the treatment he received at school. So the teenager took matters into his own...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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During the Vietnam War, the prospect of being drafted was an overwhelming part of being a young man. From 1969 to 1972, drafts were determined by lottery. Birth dates were drawn to see who would be called up first. The lower your draft number, the more...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(YouTube link)Zach Anner’s latest project is a workout series called Workout Wednesday, and episode #12 was particularly popular. The Gregory Brothers got hold of Anner’s video and songified it with AutoTune, with the result being this silly song...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Stanley Kubrick had a young lady overseeing productions such as 2001 and The Shining, but she wasn’t a producer or any real part of the production, at least not until she grew up.The she we're speaking of is Stanley’s daughter Vivian, and her photographic...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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There are few things more satisfying than doing science experiments with your children. There are so many benefits! First, it's a great way to spend family time together. Second, it will feed your child's curiosity and spark an interest in science. Third,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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(vimeo link)The hen they call Little Miss Sunshine was a egg-layer in an industrial egg farm before she was rescued and retired to Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary. Now she’s a star, having been selected as a “spokeschicken” for Animals Australia...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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(Image: HMH Books)Curious George the monkey and the Man with the Yellow Hat have been together a long time. They've been close companions since 1941. But that doesn't mean that they have a healthy relationship.Far from it. They have serious codependency...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Dogs score higher on most of the parameters in this graph from Doghouse Diaries, which is what you’d expect from a webcomic that names itself so. You may agree or disagree with any of them. Personally, I know some cats that are off the scale in neediness....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This question was recently posed at both Ask Reddit and Quora. Many of the responses are fascinating. Here are a few of them.Alireza Behooz says that in Tehran, Iran, some drivers hire people to walk behind their cars when they drive into restricted...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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(Video Link)There may be even more dogs that we can't see because the screen resolution is too low.Holiday the dog barks not because he is hungry or there is an intruder. He barks because the comfortable reality that he lived in has been shattered forever....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Surviving the Sarlacc by StationjackEscaping certain death in the maw of a giant pit monster is worthy of a commemorative t-shirt. Luckily there's this awesome Surviving the Sarlacc t-shirt by Stationjack, so you can share your off world adventures with...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Having a cat aboard a ship is good luck, they say. It’s certainly good for keeping vermin under control lest they endanger precious food supplies. Some ship’s cats were so well-known or beloved that they are part of history. Blackie, renamed Churchill,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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We all know what the fox says, but do you know what Finnish comedian and voice actor Rudi Rok says? He sounds like the following two dozen animals:DogCatCricketHorseCowElephantPigVelociraptorFrogPigeonBirdLionCuckooBearSeagullLizardDuckWoodpeckerLambMonkeyRoosterMonkeyWolfFlyColor...
From: Neatorama | By: Alex Santoso | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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You may be familiar with the blog Morbid Anatomy, but now it’s much more than a blog. It has expanded into a library and a museum with a lecture hall. The Morbid Anatomy Museum is set to open in Brooklyn in May. Collectors Weekly talked to founder...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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(Photo: Paddle8)Sure, we'd all like to have a sturdy, permanent guillotine in the home. We'd all like to have a high-qualty piece of craftsmanship that we can pass on to our children. But if you're just getting started--such as moving in to your first...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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(vimeo link)There are more ancient Egyptian secrets than we can imagine waiting to be discovered underneath the sands of time. If only we could find the remote control! This video from Kheops Pyramides lets us in on one story that no one ever believed...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Snails are generally seen as garden pests, crunchy sidewalk debris and potential escargot, but if we could see the world from a snail's point of view we would discover a miniature world full of natural wonder, beautiful color and life that moves at a...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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If you're sending the very first Instagram selfie from space, it better be epic! NASA astronaut Steve Swanson did just that ... with a neat T-shirt design to boot!Swanson posed in front of the space station's cupola and wrote "Back on ISS, life is good."...
From: Neatorama | By: Alex Santoso | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(YouTube link)Animal welfare officials were called when a bear was spotted 30 feet up in a tree in Panama City, Florida. The 250-pound bear was shot with a tranquilizer gun. To catch the falling bear, the crew erected a tarp as a sort of net a few feet...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Once upon the 1950s there was a robot band who rocked the rivets off the competition for only a nickel a song, a band called the Trio Fantastique who were created and managed by a mad scientist engineer named Zenon Specht (no relation).The Trio Fantastique...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Two German designers, Sascha Urban and Dorothea Wirwall, developed this chair. They call it the “Loungebarrow.” It’s a wheelbarrow with a plywood cover. A comfortable padded chair and laptop computer desk fold out. I can imagine it serving as portable...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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My Friendly Neighbor by RuwahWhy, hello neighbor! I'm just swingin' by to tell you about this amazing My Friendly Neighbor t-shirt by Ruwah! You'd have to be a webhead not to appreciate this colorful crossover, and it's the perfect way to spark a nerdy...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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 Who says video games aren’t educational? This low-key endorsement from Randall Munroe at xkcd (who is a former NASA roboticist) will probably do more for the game Kerbal Space Program than all the splashy ads they could buy.  If you have no clue...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(YouTube link)Since the mental_floss YouTube series a year old now, John Green is celebrating by examining birthday traditions around the world in this week’s mental_floss video. We make a wish and blow out candles on a cake, but while cakes are common,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(Video Link)People who choose to drink cheap wines like Boone's Farm and Franzia typically do so for one reason- the price. They’re not picky about the flavor notes, or the aftertaste, or the aroma- cheap wine drinkers want to get their buzz on without...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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In a3-partseries, cartoonist Andy Pandy imagines Garfield crossing the funny pages in the newspaper to visit other comic strips. I guess that he's getting a little bored with life in Jon's home.The 5,322nd Garfield collection is out, "Garfield Phones...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(Video Link)Video games can be downright frustrating at times, especially old school games that rely on precision button mashing and level pattern memorization.A gamer’s rage cannot easily be suppressed when the game they’re playing makes them want...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Mo Nabbach manages the M&M Hair Academy in London, England. After the story circulated about Kim Jong-un mandating that male North Korean students wear his haircut, Nabbach posted a sign outside his salon featuring a picture of the North Korean leader....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Have you ever noticed that famous landmarks always seem to look good in photographs?You’d think the Taj Mahal was in the middle of a fantasy kingdom when you see it in photos, but zoom out a bit and show the surrounding area and you’ll discover that...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Steve Talkowski made these robot images for an art challenge called March of Robots. They sure look like toys or models, don’t they? You feel as if you could reach out and touch them! But the robots are images, well rendered in 3D, with photographed...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Titan Pilot Training by adho1982The kaiju are coming, the kaiju are coming! Are you prepared for a mega monster invasion? Get your gear on with this commemorative Titan Pilot Training Academy t-shirt by adho1982 and show those big, ugly baddies who's...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Jessica Fletcher, a widow in a small town in Maine, writes murder mystery novels. Everywhere she goes, people are murdered. When she visits friends and relatives, people are murdered. But the quick-minded Mrs. Fletcher always solves the case and finds...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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When you think summer, you probably think about sun, surf, relaxation and good grilling weather, but you might not think about throwing saunas into the mix -unless you're Finnish that is. That's because the Fins have a brilliant creation known as a SaunaLauta...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(YouTube link)One surefire way to get the internet’s attention is to take something that was already fun and make it so big that someone could get hurt. In this case, it’s a super sized game of Jenga, although for copyright reasons, they call the...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Sure, it’s easier to buy marshmallow Peeps at the store, but you might not see them for a long time after Easter. The advantages of making your own are that you control the color and the flavor, and what time of year you can have them. Plus, you’ll...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Poor hipsters, you get picked on by the interwebs for your “unique” fashion sense, famous folks like Spike Lee don’t want you moving into their neighborhoods, and now people aren’t even sure how to talk to you without cue cards.Guess it's a good...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(Image: Pandyland/Andy Pandy)They say that no true Scotsman wears underwear beneath his kilt. To do so would be indecent. But the truth is that it is not the underwear (or lack thereof) that defines the Scotsman. It is what he does while wearing his...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(YouTube link)Dan Newbie uses 48 water glasses, two pencils, and a frying pan to play the Super Mario Bros Theme. You know the music, and this version is super-pleasant to listen to. -via Tastefully Offensive...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Peeps are in season and there’s no bag limit, so eat as many as you can. 2 years ago, to mark the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Michelle Clausen of Sugar Swings made these Peeps decorated with characters from his books.-via Between the Pages...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(YouTube link)A Staff Sergeant/Orthopedic Specialist at a military hospital teaches a little little girl how to deal with wearing a cast by delivering the instructions in rap form. The adults around her seem to be more impressed than the patient, but...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(Photo: Ecologia Montenegrina)The snake saw the centipede as a large meal. The centipede returned the favor.A herpetologist in Macedonia found this unusual scene on Golem Grad, an island in that nation also known as "Snake Island." A study published...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Master figure builder Sillof was commissioned by Mike Shoemaker and Seth Meyers to make figures of the characters in the Hulu series The Awesomes. They, along with Lorne Michaels, produce the show, which stars Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, Rashida Jones,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Fry an egg inside a hole cut into a slice of bread. The result looks something like this. Some people call this dish an “egg in a basket,” a “one-eyed jack,” or a “bird in a nest.” But I was raised in the South, where we learn to speak English...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Follow the White Rabbit by GilFollow NeatoShop artist Gil down the rabbit hole and find a wealth of curiouser and curioser designs! But first, check out his Facebook and Tumblr!More wonderful art at Gil's NeatoShop:Dragon PunchWhat's This?ChromonMushroom...
From: Neatorama | By: Alex Santoso | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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(Photo: Hot Sauce and Panko)Hot Sauce and Panko, an eatery in the Richmond district of San Francisco, has a menu that doesn’t make any sense but also makes total sense. Note that the menu link is NSFW for nudity reasons, which is something that I thought...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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If you think the articles in Wikipedia are too long to read, there’s a new Tumblr ready to enlighten you on all manner of subjects. TL;DR Wikipedia bills itself as “Wikipedia condensed for your pleasure.” It’s a hoot! Some of the entries are...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Coloring Book Corruptions is a delightful demonstration of what happens when you combine a sick mind and children’s entertainment. The anonymous artist adds his/her drawings, but invites you to submit your own.Content warning: some of the drawings...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Whew! We dodged a bullet there! The apocalypse has been postponed to an undetermined date. This world-saving vision is brought to you by John McNamee of Pie Comics....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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(YouTube link)Chicago teenager Muthana Sweis Tweeted Netflix and playfully asked the company to go to the prom with him. Surprisingly, Netflix took him up on his offer. No, they didn’t go as a date -Sweis had a date. But Netflix fixed him up good,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Mister Finch creates soft sculptures which look like they're part of an otherworldly natural history museum collection, from a dimension where the flora and fauna are all made out of fabric.Massive insects with textile wings, fabric birds with wire talons...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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