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This is a nice-looking house for sale in Sweden. It looks quite normal from the outside, but inside… well, the kitchen looks quite normal, modern, and well-equipped. Really nice living room! Wait, are those trophy heads on the walls aliens? Then we...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Twitter user @smellyghostgirl writes, “my stepdad makes sundials that make a rainbow go thru ur house when the sun hits it and.”* Rainbow Cat brings a technicolor grumpiness to everyone he meets. Rainbow Cat, tell us the secret of eternal grumpiness.-via...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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(Video Link)“Hello. I’m an actor.” The man in the grey suit doesn’t pretend that he works for Nordnet, a Scandinavian bank. He makes it clear that he’s saying the words on the teleprompter because he’s being paid to do so.This is one of several...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Just 13 years after President Richard Nixon’s resignation, a heroic opera about him seemed like a sure flop. Today, it’s part of the global repertoire. Opera houses don’t usually have to protect themselves against libel suits. But before curtains...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The Kishokai Medical Corporation, a Japanese medical services firm, would like to educate mothers about the experience of pregnancy in a fun way. It commissioned the ad agency Dentsu, which developed the Mother Book.The Mother Book is a textured board...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(Video Link)Fluffy was an ordinary cat. Then, late one night while roaming through the neighborhood, he encountered a crashed alien spaceship. Now he can . . . do things . . . with his mind.His power is growing every day. Soon the house cat lifestyle...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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So, did Batman watch Frozen, or did he become familiar with the entire story by osmosis, like I did? I finally saw the movie, or most of it, about a month ago. This comic is from DeviantART member nebezial. And there was a great comment underneath:Clark?...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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If you walk around with a glass of beer and a glass of coffee, you're more likely to spill your coffee than you beer. Why? 4 physicists think that they have an answer. Alban Sauret, Francois Boulogne, Jean Cappello, and Howard Stone recently presented...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The movie Steel Magnolias turned 25 years old this past week. Where did the time go? Just the mention of the movie reminds me of getting my hair done and crying along with the movie characters as we watched on VHS. The star-studded film was based on...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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YouTube LinkMental Floss addresses a number of commonly repeated bits of information about pets that aren't necessarily factual. What is best for your cat to eat and drink? Is your dog really hypoallergenic? And if that dog happens to be old, should...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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In the television world there are characters like Kramer or Gilligan who keep the slapstick humor alive on a show, and then there are those wonderfully compelling mystery characters.These characters never fully appear on screen, and yet they have a big...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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In this clip from the BBC One series Life Story, Sir David Attenborough narrates a hermit crab housing chain. If you’ve ever had pet hermit crabs, you know they are always on the lookout for the perfect shell, one slightly larger than the one they...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Embrace Your Demons by Brittany BrownDo you have dark forces raging inside you? Don't try to supress them, or wait for them to go away on their own, you're better off just embracing your inner demons and becoming all the bad you can be! With your inner...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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(YouTube link)Robert Jones brings us a mashup of the TV show Friends and the film Guardians of the Galaxy! Yes, it’s the every-so-familiar intro to Friends re-edited with selected relevant clips featuring Peter, Gamora, and Rocket celebrating their...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 Shark Attack Men's SockAre visions of sharp and piercing winter swimming through your head? Take bite out of the cold with the Shark Attack Men's Socks from the NeatoShop. This ferocious pair of socks makes a fierce fashion statement. Hungry for more...
From: Neatorama | By: Tiffany | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Xavier Puente Vilardell is an artist in Brussels, Belgium. If you examine his wood sculptures, you’d swear that he makes them by twisting reality rather than carving wood. He says that his work reflects “a strong Mediterranean tradition, where carved...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The great question is clear: should I get a filter feeding shark cat, such as a basking shark tabby, because it's safe, or should I get a more hazardous shark, such as a great white calico, because it would be cool.Brynn Metheney, an artist in Oakland,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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YouTube LinkThis ferret has obviously had an exhausting day of ferret play and is at his consciousness' end. His human's lap seems like a perfect place to collapse (not that he spent a moment of ferret decision-making time considering the issue). All's...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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We’re in the midst of Movember 2014, when guys grow out their facial hair for the sake of spreading awareness about men's issues, like prostate cancer, and raising money for charity.You might find it dorky when your friend grows a grizzly adams beard,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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In just a few days, we'll have one of the best holidays of the year: the Day after Thanksgiving. It's all of the good things about Thanksgiving (the food) with none of the bad things about the day (the workload and pressure).You've got a lot of leftovers...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Mumbai, IndiaI know a lot of people in our Neatorama readership are concerned about environmental issues, nature and conservation. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world shares our priorities. This article highlights areas in which we would not want...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Life Is A Joke by SaqmanThe clown prince of crime took to the stage and announced his retirement from supervillainy, stating that his entire career as a crook had been one big joke. The crowd gasped, their faces locked in expressions of disbelief, but...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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“Oh my God!”“What?!”“Do you have to make a mess?”“Science is generally very messy. Yes, you should know that. You can’t make an omelet unless you break a few eggs.”With that, Francis pushes forward to make his own Doritos-flavored Mountain...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Girl Scout Cookies—especially Thin Mints—are delicious! They do, however, have low alcohol content. That’s in sharp contrast to Andrea Romano and Laura Vitto of Mashable, who created this video showing you how to make shots that taste like popular...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Sometimes wealthy people build monuments to their success that are so ostentatious they border on obscenity. This collection of ten such homes lists some contenders for most over-the-top architectural displays of wealth. Number five is described below.5)...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Kitty beds don’t have to cost a fortune, especially because most cats would rather hang out in a cardboard box than on some fancy bed, but if you’re looking for purr-fect style on a budget you can’t do much better than the Duktig doll beds made...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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(Video Link)Late night TV show host Jimmy Kimmel and action filmmaker Freddie Wong are mortal enemies. It’s not that they hate each other so much as they are rivals when it comes to tying neckties.Although the Full Windsor Knot is common, there are...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The work of a good conceptual artist will surprise you with something you’d have never considered, then upon reflection you find that it makes total sense in some way. That’s the impression I get from Austria-based German artist Toni Spyra, who takes...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Barbie (l), and Lammily, (r)Traditional Barbie dolls have been under attack for years regarding what people deem their unrealistically tiny waistline and figure. Digital artist and designer Nickolay Lamm took advantage of the public criticism and created...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, November 21, 2014
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For some Brooklyn is the New York borough that represents a new beginning, for others it’s a stop in the middle of their NY story, but there’s one thing Brooklyn has waiting for anyone who lives there- lots of dead ends.There are dead ends everywhere,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(YouTube link)Will Reid has made a name for himself by creating instructional videos for his teenagers, laying out the basics for simple tasks like replacing the toilet paper roll. Now it’s time for the next chapter in this global airing of the family’s...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, November 21, 2014
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There’s a hidden population lurking around Disneyland unchecked, a group that owns the park at night and keeps the Magic Kingdom rodent free.(Image Link)They’re the feral cats who call Disneyland home, and these welcome squatters have become the...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Although I haven’t watched the show since I was a kid, I thought I remembered the Batman TV series perfectly, because I never missed an episode. It is not so. I was very young then. I recall many of the villains that the Caped Crusader and the Boy...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Kids often have a hard time grasping the concept of their parents doing something besides parenting for a living, finding it difficult to understand what it means to be an accountant, an administrative assistant, or a wedding photographer.So how can...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Gigawatt The Time Former by NinjainkTraveling through time in a slick automobile equipped with Home Energy Reactors is pretty cool, but when your vehicle is capable of transforming into a walking, talking time former robot it instantly becomes a million...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, November 21, 2014
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YouTube LinkWho doesn't remember and love the scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark in which the ark is opened and the Nazis are confronted with the face-melting truth about their coveted, sacred piece? This item from UK company Firebox captures the homeliest...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Officials in Tuszyn, Poland, have a problem with Winnie-the-Pooh. They met to select a new macot for the municipal playground. They rejected the idea of using literary stuffed bear Winnie-the-Pooh on the grounds that he doesn’t wear pants. A Polish...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(Video Link)This is the JCB GT--the fastest backhoe in the world. It's a product of JCB, a British manufacturer of heavy equipment. The company built it to advertise its products at public events, such as drag races. After heavy modifications, it's been...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(Photos: Toyota)The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, the next SpongeBob SquarePants movie, will come out in 2015. To promote it, Toyota created this custom Sienna minivan. We’ve previously seen a SpongeBob Toyota SUV, but this vehicle is even...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(YouTube link)Oh! Oh! I know this one! My father taught geology and geography, and this is one of the few lessons I remember learning as I sat through his summer classes as a young kid. It was cheaper than a babysitter, see. I laerned words like meander...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(Time Machine Manual t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)Rhett Allain, a physicist, offers a few items to consider for your packing list. I’ll give you a moment to retrieve your own list so that we can compare notes.Ready? Okay, Allain suggests that...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(YouTube link)We make jokes about Canadians, and Canadians make jokes about Americans, but deep down, we love each other. Kind of like siblings. Tuesday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Nashville Predators. Considering all the snow between here...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, November 21, 2014
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PAKKU-MAN by BeastPopThey didn't have the technology to depict the Pakku Man legend the way it actually played out, so they had to settle for a pie shaped main character and a bunch of pixelated ghosts, but the true story is so much cooler than the actual...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(Bonkers World/Manu Cornet)The German language is famous for its long compound words. But last year, it dropped its longest word: rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz. So that will not be an option while playing a German...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(YouTube link)You'll look at this and think, “Genius! Why didn’t I think of that?” because he’s got a swing he doesn’t have to push. Then you think “I hope he doesn’t kill himself.” Watch a little more and you’ll wonder how sturdy that...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, November 21, 2014
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You’ve probably heard of New Zealand. You may have watched Xena: Warrior Princess, which is set there. But, like Xena, New Zealand is just pretend. It’s not real, which is why it commonly doesn’t appear on maps.World Maps Without New Zealand is...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, November 21, 2014
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This is a wonderful letter! Bennet is nice and polite, enthusiastic, and knows what a woman wants to hear, even if she’s a little girl. He also types well. The headline at reddit said, “If only adults could communicate this well.” I would be sorely...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, November 21, 2014
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(Video Link)Lauren O’Brien isn’t just funny—she’s a master impersonator. In this short video, she imagines the reactions of 15 celebrities to being stuck in heavy road traffic. It’s remarkable how well she mimics not only the voices, but the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, November 21, 2014
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When the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released in 1982, Finland, Sweden, and Norway all decided it wasn’t for children. You had to be at least twelve to watch it. Really. The reason was because it portrayed "adults as enemies of children."Apparently,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Comedy duo Tim and Eric are known for their bizarre characters, public access television inspired sketches and a generally strange sense of humor, and now they can add Totino’s Pizza Rolls spokesmen to their eclectic CV.(YouTube Link)Totino’s is...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, November 21, 2014
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