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Now that's a knife! Eetu Summanen, a blacksmith in Finland, made this Damascus steel knife. The handle is made from the jawbone of a roe deer. You can find more of his blacksmithing work here.-via The Soul Is Bone...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, January 30, 2015
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YouTube LinkJust when you think the awkward family portraits bar has been set, someone goes and sets it a little bit higher (or, rather, lower). One has to wonder if these thirteen misguided pet owners regret their portrait concept in retrospect (or...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, January 30, 2015
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YouTube LinkFrom PBJto BYO Oreos! The folks at Foodbeast TV give a video demo of how to take your Oreos from sober to drunken in a few easy steps. I noticed that some readers on other posts of this video commented that they thought the filling should...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Thorn Birds author Colleen McCullough dies on Norfolk Island http://t.co/DufWhpPaQl— The Australian (@australian) January 29, 2015Australian novelist Colleen McCullough, who wrote The Thorn Birds, died on Thursday at age 77. Her obituary at The...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Everybody loves music- it's the sound that soothes our savage souls, the beats we dance to, the ringtones in our phones and the rhythms we hear as we make our way through the world. Everywhere you go people are groovin' to their favorite tunes because...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The upcoming movie Jurassic Word has a theme park website, featuring a map, park features, and a link to the company behind its creation. Some of the pages are disabled, or rather marked as “coming soon” because the park isn’t yet open, but you...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, January 30, 2015
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(Video Link)The Japanese toy line Konapun includes scale model kitchens that people can use to make food. In the past, the food has been fake. But the company also manufactures a stove so realistic that you can cook a proper, albeit very small, meal...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, January 30, 2015
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T.S. Eliot was poised to be the top poet of his generation. But first he had to be rescued from his day job.(Image credit: Flickr user Seth Anderson)In 1921, suffering from a “nervous disorder,” T.S. Eliot took a three-month hiatus from his day job....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, January 30, 2015
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(Steve Patrick Adams)Your family deserves better than the chuckles and whispers that will follow from an icicle death on a warm day. Find a better way, such as a fatal blogging accident or being crushed to death under your collection of My Little Pony...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, January 30, 2015
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SHORT GUYS NEED LOVE TOO! by OhHeyDJMac is the littlest guy in the World Video Boxing Association but he has the biggest heart, and in his colorful virtual world that counts for more than mere muscles. He doesn't have the flashiest outfit, or a ridiculously...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Divided Meri-Pori, Finland, 2014Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt is more proof that "self taught" photographers can reach the same level of excellence as those with formal training. Lagerstedt's fabulous landscapes are a mixture of techniques;...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, January 30, 2015
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(Photo: Alice Echo News Journal)If you're preparing to visit the United States for the first time, you might want to read up on traditional American cuisine. You can probably find some burger joints scattered throughout the country to keep you fed. But...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, January 30, 2015
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This adorable little girl is Akua. She lives in Ghana and is celebrating her birthday. The guy in the picture said, “What do you want for your Birthday, Akua?” She replied, “I want to say Hi to America!” So the guy’s friend posted the picture...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Raphael Orlove of Jalopnik proposes that this woman is the reincarnation of escape artist Harry Houdini. This dashcam footage from Taiwan shows a bicyclist crossing a street. A car hits the front of her bike. She's within a few inches of getting hit...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Mental Floss put together this interesting list of facts about life as an employee in the warehouses of Amazon. One aspect addressed is the metal detectors by which warehouse workers must be scanned prior to leaving the premises for lunch or at the end...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Roy Blakey spent 15 years as a professional ice skater with various shows, including Holiday on Ice, during its heyday in the mid-20th century. Along the way, he began to collect souvenirs, and now is an avid collector of vintage ice show ephemera. Blakey...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Breakdancing is a pretty flashy form of dance in its own right, but what happens when you pump up the flash factor by adding some fireworks into the mix?You get one dangerous looking dance routine that lights up the night, a routine that only the bravest...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Norwegian design firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter recently renovated and occupied a Nineteeth Century villa in Oslo as its new studio. Much of the second floor consists of large sheets of glass supported by study timbers. It's similar to the vertically...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Now you know. Consider yourself warned.According to a 2012 census by the US Department of Agriculture, there are 2,621,514 goats in the United States. Christopher Ingram of the Washington Post notes that that's more goats than the combined human populations...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Grammar Girl and Quick and Dirty Tips author Mignon Fogarty writes this list of top ten grammar myths, which has points that might fool even the most contentious of internet grammar hawks. But there's one thing we all know: irregardless is not a word....
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, January 30, 2015
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(YouTube link)Jack Storms is a glass artist who doesn’t melt glass. Instead, he cuts and polishes and assembles solid glass into beautiful works of shininess. He says it can take 18 weeks to complete a project, so of course we would wonder what they...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, January 30, 2015
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French Kissers by tomburnsFor centuries they'd yelled "Vive la France!" before heading into battle, but when they heard the sounds made by The Demon and those face painted fret freaks from a little band called Kiss they swapped the France out for Rock...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Redditor dfreshv is brilliant! Take a peanut butter Oreo, a strawberry/raspberry Oreo, remove a cookie end from each, combine what's left, and you've got a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Make a bunch of them and that's a full and reasonably healthy...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, January 30, 2015
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(Photos: Core77)Saunas are a big deal in Finland. In fact, the word sauna is of Finnish origin. So for Finns, luxury accommodations must include a hot steambath. Skybox 408 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki offers guests a bar, gourmet food, and a 20-person...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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YouTube LinkThis funny commercial for Snickers set to air during the Super Bowl adds Steve Buscemi and Danny Trejo to the classic Brady Bunch episode in which Marcia gets smacked in the nose with a football thrown by Peter. "Making of" footage is featured...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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According to the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, an exceedingly rare megamouth shark washed ashore in Marigondon, Pioduran, Albay yesterday morning. The specimen, which was no longer alive, was thought to be only the 60th sighting of the species...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Domino’s Pizza has always taken a rather lighthearted approach to advertising (remember the Noid?) but when it comes to creating national ad campaigns it can be really easy to take humor too far.Take this Sriracha Pizza spot Domino's wisely decided...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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(Video Link)If you were in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, then you died. I hope it was quick and relatively painless. Temperatures spiked at selected areas around the city. Whereas Chandler was a pleasant 63°F, Cave Creek and other suburbs faced temperatures...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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This cartogram plots the size of each nation as a factor of its population. It was created by redditor TeaDranks. Each tiny square represents half a million people. You can click the original at imgur to greatly enlarge the map.  Asia takes up half...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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When a breed becomes the latest doggy hotness they star in more mutt combos, like the semi-recent wave of Chihuahua and Corgi combos making the dog world a shorter and stockier place.These mixes of popular breeds are sure to get noticed at the dog park,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Gergely Bogányi, a Hungarian pianist, spent 10 years developing what Kelcee Griffis of My Modern Met calls "the piano of the future." It's a beautiful form, but the Bogányi piano is more than just a thing of beauty. Internally, it's a rethinking of...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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(YouTube link)This ad for the French cable channel Canal+ from the ad agency BETC Paris gives a little twist to the old story of why there are no unicorns in existence today. Yeah, the setting is still Noah’s Ark. Read more about this minute-long epic...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Krustywise by BrinkerhoffKrusty lost his daytime television gig and was now looking for a new way to vent his clowny frustration and paint the town red, so he decided to change his act into one guaranteed to scare the kiddies. He changed his look to...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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(Image Link)The ninja has become such an archetypal figure in the world of pop culture that ninjafans assume they know all there is to know about the shadowy assassins in black because they've seen all the movies and read all the books.However, most...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Derek Klingenberg is a farmer and YouTube celebrity in Kansas. When we last saw him, he was summoning his cattle by playing Lorde's "Royals" on a trombone. But Klingenberg is a Renaissance man--he's not limited to one form of art. He knows both music...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Yesterday, we posted an Oscar story from Eddie Deezen titled The Cruelest Oscar Award Presentation of All-Time. While rounding up photos for the article, I came across another moment from that very same awards ceremony that could be in the running for...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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(Photo: Inami Wood Carving Collective)The Inami style of wood carving dates back to Eighteenth Century Japan. The master craftsmen there make the finest sculptures and other implements rendered in wood. In addition to more traditional uses for their...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Harry Houdini was known as the world’s greatest escape artist. But he was never kept confined as a prisoner of the state, where the stakes are higher. Some folks developed a talent for escaping from real incarceration, because by golly, they kept getting...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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(YouTube link)Some Facebook etiquette rules are presented here as a 194s-style educational film. The anachronistic idioms are hilarious! Facebook itself is described here as “the electric friendship generator.” But the advice here deals with real-life...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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I grew up watching television—really more than I should have. Back then, to watch a new episode, you had to wait until it aired the next week. If you missed it because you had other plans . . . well, too bad. You missed it.Now, it’s normal to watch...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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For more than three decades, Fred Rogers was our neighbor. Through his television programs, he was a special friend who helped children grow up healthy. If you were a child during his era, you got to visit his neighborhood through the screen. Now you...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Mutant Pirate by AndriuWith a yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum a pirate will drunkenly saunter their way into your port town and cause trouble, but Logan isn't some eyepatch sportin' swabbie with a peg leg. He's a new kind of pirate, a freaky fellow who...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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When you’re a webcomic artist, you can take shortcuts by just making something up that will work. The riddle is solved on a technicality! But don’t thin you’re do smart -after all, Oedipus solved the riddle of the Sphinx and look where it got him....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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YouTube LinkDigital illustrator Neonardo made these killer videos reimagining the trailers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic Park with neon lights. The result is fantastic. See more of Neonardo's projects on his Tumblr and follow him...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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This movie poster created by Silenzio is a collection of icons representing 35 movies to be released in 2015. Some are easy to guess, some not so much. See how many you can decipher. Check out this Facebook postin order to see some of the answers. -Via...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Image: reddit/zackychainzThose who keep dogs and cats as pets know that they have an affinity for the laundry basket. Dirty laundry? sure. Clean? You bet. Either way, it smells like their human and it's piled high with layers of fabric comfort. Lying...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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(YouTube link)You could call them insanely good. This combination extreme sport and art form is called Xpogo, and it looks terrifying. At least these guys are wearing helmets. That only makes sense, as the best practitioners are well aware of how many...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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What does it mean to be a beautiful woman? This is a subjective question. The answer varies from culture to culture. BuzzFeed offers this video highlighting feminine beauty standards in different countries and periods of history, including ancient Egypt,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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At a fancy hotel like the Hotel Indigo along San Antonio’s Riverwalk, the concierge staff is there to ensure that your special (but legal) needs are tended to. Redditor LilQueenTrashMouth decided to put them to the test. She asked a concierge to place...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Cubitat is a 10 x 10 x 10 cube that features a kitchen, bathroom, bed, laundry and storage. Presented at Toronto’s Interior Design Show recently, the Cubitat is the concept of Urban Capital developers David Wex and Mark Reeve and designer Luca...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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