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(Photo: unknown)Here is a perfect ad placement in what I would guess is the Gazette-Mail, a newspaper in Charleston, West Virginia. A recent Associated Press story informs us that dog meat has fallen out of fashion in South Korea. Eating dogs has been...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A Japanese festival called "Shukatsu Festa" has been increasing in popularity in the past several years, this year attracting 5,000 people. "Shukatsu," English translation being "preparing for one's end," is the main idea of the festival, during which...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, September 1, 2014
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(YouTube link)Oh, this will be exciting -the strange phenomena known as the water blob gets the Devin Supertramp POV treatment! But that’s not all that’s going on: there’s also wakeboarding, waterskiing, jet skiing, surfing, and that odd water...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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(Photo: Noah Dyer)We live in an age in which our lives are increasingly recorded, compiled, and searchable. There's less privacy than there was a generation ago. Some people respond dismissively of this change, saying "I've got nothing to hide." Conor...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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August has drawn to a close, and over the last month the broadcast journalists we know and love have tried their best to keep us in the know, but some of the on-screen talent had a hard time keeping their minds on reporting.These valiant newscasters...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Image ViaCandles are slowly beginning to realize they can melt away and leave awesome (and in this case, kind of creepy) surprises for adults. Sort of like a flaming Cracker Jack box. The Pyro Pet Candle is just such a creation. Initially, the candle...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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This is not just an electric RC tank that has been decorated in a steampunk style. This is an authentic steampunk tank because it's powered by real steam engines!Ian's tank has a steel model Tiger II tank as a chassis. The two steam engine and the boiler...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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James Chapman has told us how sneezes, eating, dogs, and frogs sound in other languages. Now he gives us the lowdown on pain. How do other languages express the sound we know as “ouch”? Learn these, and you’ll be able to offer sympathy when it’s...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Iron Totoro and HawkeyeA Total FangirlThe Littlest NightcrawlerAmy Ratcliffe of Adafruit is at Dragon Con in Atlanta, where she's snapping photos of some really creative and skilled cosplayers. You can see more photos that she's taken here and here.I...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Vimeo LinkFirst featured on Neatorama in 2007, this video classic by digital artist and St. Louis, Missouri native Philip Scott Johnson is once again making the rounds online, for good reason. Fine art lovers are sure to enjoy this video of famous female...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Chillin' Like A Villain by Jango SnowThe Ice King has really gotten into playing the role of wizardly villain, and he's mastered everything from kidnapping princesses to destroying candy villages with his penguin posse, but there's one villainous move...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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There’s an art to taking a good panoramic photo, and a proper technique for every type of smartphone that will help ensure you end up with a clean panorama pic.However, even with the best software and newest smartphone sometimes things can go horribly...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The rankings on Shea Strauss's chart are not entirely fair. Dr. Pepper, the pride of Waco, Texas, is a perfectly satisfactory physician and a far better art historian than Dr. Zoidberg.If I knew Doc Brown and The Doctor personally, I'd probably avoid...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Dia De Los Muertos is a celebration of life and contradictions- colorful skeletons symbolizing the beauty of death, freshly made food eaten graveside, and a party thrown in favor of those who can no longer celebrate with us- the dearly departed. Cemeteries...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, September 1, 2014
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On September first, 1914, one hundred years ago today, the very last passenger pigeon, named Martha Washington, died of old age at the Cincinnati Zoo. It's hard to imagine that once  there were billions of passenger pigeon in the U.S. An account from...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, September 1, 2014
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These moiré patterned paintings by Anoka Faruqee are mesmerizing displays of color that almost appear to be moving, depending on the viewer's perspective. Moiré is two or more sets of lines or dots superimposed so that they intersect and create undulating...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, September 1, 2014
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(Video Link)Getting tired and bored at a party? Shove a few noisemakers into the tailpipe of a car and rev the engine.Let's scale this up with vuvuzelas and a tractor trailer engine.-via Blame It on the Voices...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Most kids don’t look forward to school picture days, the pictures are taken for their parent’s sake after all, but those wonderful kids who look forward to the experience are destined to grow up to be superstars:(Image Via DailyDawdle)They have the...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, September 1, 2014
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(YouTube link)Snell’s O & P has been in business since 1911, and Chris Snell is the fourth generation of his family to make orthotics and prosthetics. Chris recently made this steampunk leg that has gears controlled by a microprocessor and powered...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, September 1, 2014
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(Photo: Rocket News 24)Let's admit that mistakes were made. We both made some inadequate choices, said words that were best left unspoken, and pantsed people in public when it would have been optimal not to do so.Is that enough, Alex? Can't you just...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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King of the Dinosaurs by Cory Freeman DesignThat god like 'Zilla lizard may be the King of the Kaiju, but for the wee ones nobody big, green and scaly beats their favorite- Reptar, King of the Dinosaurs! With his posable arms and legs, crushing springloaded...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, September 1, 2014
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People are mighty passionate about their breakfast cereal, and whether they eat it for breakfast, a late night snack or all day, every day like an adult-sized kid every cereal eater has their favorite brands. The only problem with being so enamored...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, September 1, 2014
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YouTube LinkThis video compilation features cat who are being pounced upon by exuberant puppies. Mostly the cats are surprisingly tolerant with the inquisitive, playful pups, sometimes joining in with the roughhousing. Via Tastefully Offensive....
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, September 1, 2014
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At one shocking moment, the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch suddenly felt the icy existential horror of the human experience. Then he wrote:I was walking along the road with two friends The Sun was setting – the Sky turned blood-red. And I felt a wave...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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(Video Link)Will Reid is a devoted and loving father to his teenage children. He's trying to raise them to be independent, self-sufficient adults by teaching them essential life skills. Among those skills is how to change a roll of toilet paper.What...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Labor Day is a time to hang loose with friends and family, kiss summertime goodbye and enjoy a day in the sun before going back to your day job:Work Sucks by Ronan LymanEven though summer seems to fly by, the work days always seem to drag along no matter...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, September 1, 2014
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おばあちゃん家に犬連れてきたのはいいけど、どっからかおばあちゃんの入れ歯持ってきた.... pic.twitter.com/YgJFdeY88q— 塚原はトレジャー2days (@riekun1011) August 16, 2014Twitter user @riekun1011 visited...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Image ViaIt has been amazing to witness the leaps and bounds street art has come over the course of the last 20 years. What started as something that was shunned and misunderstood has completely evolved into a respetable and appreciated art style (by...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Monday, September 1, 2014
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If you're filming a scifi show any time soon, you might want to head to Korra's website and check out this cool K-1083 tub. With translucent, blue acrylic fitted inside a white plastic base all fitted with chrome fixtures, the entire tub looks like...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader History's Lists.Borders, fences, fortifications, demarcations- whatever you call them, there are a lot of dividing lines in history. Here are some of the most famous.1. HADRIAN’S...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, September 1, 2014
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(Photo: freedomfighter1982)He's an incredible scientist when he's drunk. Otherwise he's a simpleton.You just might be able to convince a friend/prank victim of this if you repeat the process a few times. (Headline credit goes to redditor Mayson023)...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Undead Mushroom by Mike PachecoAn undead plague swept through the Mushroom Kingdom like a boo through a brick, and the toadstools were the first to suffer from the ill effects of the virus. They seemed normal at first, but when they started devouring...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, September 1, 2014
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YouTube LinkWith the advent of budget-friendly, tiny cameras such as GoPro, animal videos have changed from hit-or-miss action to immediate or animal's-eye view perspective. The footage is only limited by the imagination of the person who captures it....
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, September 1, 2014
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This brilliantly conceived chair would be perfect for the home of any boxing fan. Ornald Balyko, an artist in Lithuania, designed it to look like an old-fashioned boxing glove. The leather chair is about 3 feet tall and can be filled with polystyrene...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Maybe you’ve noticed a trend lately of people posting long strings of emojis as translated text. Those are a real pain for someone like me, who has neither the time not the inclination to parse them out. But then here comes Slate with a quiz about...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, September 1, 2014
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(YouTube link)Alex Burkovskiy taped a laser pointer to his cat’s head. Usually, just a piece of tape on a cat will cause the animal to go bonkers trying to get it off, but this cat was too fascinated with the red dot to notice he had something taped...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, September 1, 2014
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(Photo: KPTV)Pictured above is eight-year old Jesse-Cole Shaver and his hero, a pit bull named Hades. Last Tuesday, Jesse-Cole and his friends were playing in the woods near his home in Oregon City, Oregon. One child stepped through a log, breaking into...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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(Video Link)The bird keeper in Guilin, China, blows his whistle. To the delight of the gathered spectators, peacocks fly down from the trees and hills, obediently landing at his feet. As they brake before landing, they spread their wings out widely,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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(Video Link)Rovio Entertainment, the company which produces the Angry Birds series of video games, plans to release a new game which features Angry Birds characters as Transformers. Embedded above is a clever trailer for the game. It takes visual cues...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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When you fart, are you spraying microbes all over? Should we fear the effects of flatulence in a crowd? Science is on the question!“It all started with an enquiry from a nurse,” Dr Karl Kruszelnicki told listeners to his science phone-in show on...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Image ViaIt can't be easy being a super hero. Generally, as much as we may think their cool, they often have to go through hell to become the heroic person we eventually see them as. Parental deaths and losing loves and children and not being able to...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Monday, September 1, 2014
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I Heart Bigfoot by Nathan MazurYou'd think people would have more love for that hairy forest dweller nowadays, what with all the TV shows and media coverage about his kind, but Bigfoot still gets a bad rap. He's seen as a food stealing, tree toppling,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Aerial drones can deliver food to your doorstep. But nature was already working on this design concept long before humans conceived of it.Photo credit: unknown | via American Digest...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Image ViaYou don't have to like Pokemon and you don't have to like celebrities for the following list to be awesome. That above photo should just about sum up how great this concept is. Seems some crafty thinkers found some great photos of celebs that...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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(Photo: Ashley Odom Chandler)John McCormick of Baytown, Texas was mowing his lawn when he had a heart attack. His family summoned emergency responders. A fire truck followed the ambulance, which took him to the hospital. The firefighters could do nothing...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Fans across the world were saddened by the news that Studio Ghibli would soon be closing their doors and its grand creator Hayao Miyazaki retiring, except now it seems they're just taking a break and Miyazaki may not retire after all.However, the mere...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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I think in many ways, a lot of us were affected by Robin William's suicide. The man just hid those tears and fears so well, none of us knew he has struggling and hurting. That, in turn, made the news even more shocking. Seems YouTube artist Heather Rooney took...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Dave Barry of the Miami Herald often introduces weird crime stories with the headline "Guess The State." He's referring to his own Florida, which is the home of Florida Man: The World's Worst Superhero.There is, of course, no actual person. Florida...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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It may come as no surprise that 3D renders and digital artwork are being used in place of photos in catalogs and magazines nowadays, because using 3D software to create an interior scene is generally cheaper and easier than setting up an actual photo...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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(YouTube link)Just For Laughs planted a dog puppet in a park. Real dogs may have never noticed it, if it didn’t have a nice, meaty bone! But the bone attracts the dogs, and the puppet defends his treasure. These poor confused dogs don’t know what’s...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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