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National Geographic brings us an interactive data visualization project that breaks down world food consumption. As you can see, globally, we consume more grains than anything. The staff of life, you know. At the site, you can mouseover the graph and...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, October 20, 2014
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We’ve seen artist Fabian Oefner do some amazing things with space, time, and paint. His latest project involves a wind tunnel, UV paint, and a Ferrari. Yes, he threw brightly-colored paint at a Ferrari, to illustrate the feel of driving one. First...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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(YouTube link)This is an ad for Zyx, a brand of cough drops sold in Finland and Sweden. You can see what’s going to happen a mile away, but it’s still amusing. It makes a strange kind of sense, since every time I listen to black metal singing, it...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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A Missouri couple named Voss who own a real estate and property management company purchased eighteen lots in a gated community in Florida called Ocean Hammock. They hired a Florida company, Keystone Homes, to build the three-story, five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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REM frontman Michael Stipe is now concentrating on art; specifically he's working as a professor in the Steinhardt Department of art at New York University. Stipe, an art student at the University of Georgia before dropping out to tour with REM in its...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, October 17, 2014
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(Photo: austinmonster)Would you like to be a polite, thoughtful person? Then comment on the personal appearances of complete strangers. That's what you need to do.And if you mention that someone you don't know is tall, hopefully s/he will hand you this...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Image: wild101fm.comThese individuals arrested for petty crimes were wearing the perfect t-shirts for their chosen activities. Whether they wore the shirts because they were especially in the mood to break the law that day or it was a coincidence, there's...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Joao Silvestrini is an older man who lives in Brazil, and every single day like clockwork, he has a hummingbird fly into his house for a snack. He decides to take advantage of these moments and strike up a conversation with his little fluttery friend....
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Monday, October 20, 2014
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WALL-E was an amazing film. Christopher Nolan is an amazing director. So let's play around for a second and hypothesize how utterly brilliant it would be if Nolan had gotten the chance to direct WALL-E? Though I am not sure that movie could get much...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The idea of eating human flesh is abhorrent to most folks, but the truth is people, like animals, will eat anything when the alternative is dying of starvation. And most of us understand the vast difference between eating available corpses and murder....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The design studio Goula Figuera, which consists of Pablo Figuera and Álvaro Goula, developed this clever couch design called Orwell. It's a couch for sitting, a bed for napping, and a pillow fort for . . . well, pillow forts are self-evidently useful. The...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, October 20, 2014
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YouTube LinkYou may remember Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund of dachshund fire truck fame. Here's a little insight into the Lifestyles of the Canine and Famous: part of the job description of a star dachshund is to let his public know that he's up for...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Monday, October 20, 2014
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That’s a very succinct and understandable way to explain what your immune system is doing to you. If you ask me, it’s a fairly decent tradeoff for not dying of the flu or an ingrown hair. a little Benedryl should help. This is the latest comic from...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Monday, October 20, 2014
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(Video Link)Todd Robins and Joe Robins, the filmmakers behind Kuma Films, travel around the world filming people demonstrating incredible skills. While in Singapore, they met performers who can make cards dance in their hands. Watch the magic of these...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Guide To Ghosts by Toxic Ice CreamBefore you go trick-or-treating this Halloween you might want to consult this handy guide so you're prepared for any spooks you might see on All Hallow's Eve. Ghosts come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of dangerosity,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Monday, October 20, 2014
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(Video Link)As a librarian, I found this 1947 vocational guidance film from Iowa State University fascinating. Paul of Weird Universe comments, "I don't believe the information sciences are much like this anymore." I disagree.Oh, the technology has certainly...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Kraft-owned Philadelphia will be adding Oscar Meyer bacon to their cream cheese, which is already stocked in some stores and will be coming soon to others. As of now, the flavor will only be distributed to American outlets. Their recent Twitter post...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Ian McKellen, the actor who played Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings movies, advises students to study thoroughly for their tests. What will happen if they don't? Listen to McKellen's warning:(Video Link)McKellen delivered Gandalf's iconic line to students...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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YouTube LinkEight-year-old Aidan Prince shows what he's capable of when given a routine by professional choreographer Tricia Miranda. I'm not even into dancing and this kid had me inspired! -Via Tastefully Offensive...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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(Image: Lucasfilm)Sky Hits is a cable television channel in Germany and Austria. From December 1-14, it will show all 6 Star Wars movies, Star Wars documentaries, and specials on a continuous loop, 24 hours a day. The movies will air in the narrative...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Image Credit: L.A TimesThe internet is filled with weird stuff. That is half of the draw. It is like a Christmas gift each time you go to it, as you never quite know what you are going to get. One thing that internet has made far more accessible to most...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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YouTube LinkThis sweet baby elephant named Wass fell down a man-made well in a Kenyan river bed and needed medical care. Representatives from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust airlifted the little calf to safety, and they took friends to comfort him:...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, 49% of American will eat at least one sandwich on any given day. That’s really not so shocking; I eat one most days, if not two. And why not? A sandwich is easy to eat while working, requires...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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shiny by KharmazeroCaptain Mal takes pride in his ship, and he gets mighty happy when a fellow traveler comes on board and says something about the Serenity being all shiny. Mal keeps her nice and shiny on purpose, so she stands out in a universe full...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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(Photo: Kriyate Design Solutions)Kriyate Design Solutions, a start-up company in India, has developed a phone specifically for people with visual impairments. The phone has metal pins built into the body that raise and lower, permitting users to read...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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(YouTube link)Working at home is wonderful, but it has its drawbacks. My kids have been on fall break this past week, which makes getting anything done difficult. However, they did clean up the house. The cats won’t do that. They just want your undivided...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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(YouTube link)A group of Bulgarian folk dancers hoof it to the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck.” It works, because they are obviously having a great time! Whatever this dance is called, it sure looks like old fashioned hillbilly clogging to me, which is...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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(Photo: Sven Torfinn/New York Times)Nairobi is a rapidly growing city opening to international markets. There's an emerging status symbol among wealthy Kenyans that some clever restaurateurs have exploited: being waited on by a white person at a restaurant....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Ron Morais of Fredricton, New Brunswick Canada says that upon attempting to drink his McDonald's morning coffee to the last drop, he found an unwanted guest. After imbibing almost all of the drink, Morais thought something else was in the bottom of the...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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This might just be the most difficult post I have ever written here. That may sound silly, but sadly, Alzheimer's has been in my life since I was just a child. To see someone you love forget themselves and forget everything around them, while slow degenerating,...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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(vimeo link)This is an animation test. Yes, none of these lemmings people exist in real life (not even Waldo), so no one was harmed in the test. Creator Dave Fothergill vfx says,Crowd dynamics test using Miarmy for Maya.Shows the new servo force feature...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Writer Jessica Chavkin is putting her infant son Noah in adorable costumes, one per day until Halloween. In a fun exercise she calls "Noah's Halloween Countdown," Chavkin gives her Instagram and Tumblr followers daily delights with these cute-as-can-be...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The 1989 movie Uncle Buck was such a wonderful showcase for the larger-than-life personality of the late John Candy. Aside from Planes, Trains and Automobiles, it's my favorite Candy movie. His interaction with the children (playing characters that were...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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A great many fans of the Game of Thrones series were sad to see how (first season spoiler alert) how quickly Khal Drogo (played by Jason Momoa) was killed off. Fans familiar with the book saw it coming, but the rest of us were hoping for more screen...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Cthulhu Rises by SaqmanFinn and Jake had encountered some seriously bad dudes during their days of adventure, but nothing could compare to coming face-to-face with the Great Old One Cthulhu! Finn never freaked out in the face of danger, but something...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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We just wrapped up our Halloween Scream Time Pinterest Contest and I have to say, it was a huge success. You guys pinned hundreds of Halloween costumes, recipes, decorations and more to our This Is Halloween board and it was amazing to see all the wonderful...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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(Photo: OpenBiome)Certain bacteria in the colon are essential to survive. If you don't have that bacteria, it may be necessary to take someone else's poop and put it up your colon in order to transplant the bacteria. The conventional method is by colonoscopy,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Have you already put together an amazing costume you're pumped to show the world? Do you have pictures of your best costume ever from previous years? If so, head over to Instagram and join in on the NeatoShop Halloween Costume Contest. All you have to...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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YouTube LinkPrior to her transfer to the National Institute of Health Clinical Care Center in Maryland, a doctor treating nurse Nina Pham for ebola recorded this interaction with her. Dr. Gary Weinstein of Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas filmed his...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Most religions take their iconic figures very seriously, and true believers don’t take kindly to people using their icons as the inspiration for products that could be seen as blasphemous. Artists Emiliano Paolini and Marianela Perelli discovered...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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(YouTube link)You could invest nine hours or so into watching the The Hobbit movies (after waiting for the last one to be released in December), or you could watch the condensed version in this stop-motion LEGO video from BrotherhoodWorkshop. I tried...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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A few years ago, astronaut and science educator Don Pettit joined the crew of the International Space Station. All astronauts are allowed to bring a few personal items with them. Pettit chose to bring candy corn. He used that candy corn to build a sphere...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Red by DooomcatThose old fairy tales have Red pegged all wrong- she wasn't a helpless little girl who needed a strong woodsman to save her, in fact she's the one who brings the danger to the forest. Red tamed her first wolf when she was five, learned...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Do you know any adult who wears a polka-dot onesie (footed pajamas) and has a friend with pink-purple leggings? A pair wearing this clothing was captured on CCTV footage at the Dewsbury train station in West Yorkshire, England. They were recorded taking...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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YouTube LinkIt's been suggested at Neatorama before that a good way to stop the hiccups is to stretch. In their series answering the ten most popular questions searched for on the Internet, SciShow tackles the age-old question (as well as shedding some...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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And that was the day my dog saved my life. If he had not torn up that pillow and pooped on the floor, I would never have made it hope. Thank you, Beagle Cop, for responding to my dog's emergency so quickly and intelligently.Lately, cartoonist Jim Benton...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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(YouTube link)Bosnian Bill has found a lock he cannot pick. Just wait until you see why not! This clever mechanism works in a different way from most locks, as it’s not straight. It’s a rare, complicated, and presumably expensive lock for which most...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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The Ninja Turtles are teenagers, and as such they haven’t outgrown the desire to get dressed up and go trick-or-treating on Halloween. Even though the 1990s cartoon claimed otherwise the heroes in a half shell always wanted to dress up like horror...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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(YouTube link)If you’ve ever dealt with pneumatic tubes, which are still used at many drive-through bank branches, you’ve probably thought about what it would be like to be inside one. What we have here is the next best thing. A couple of Norwegians...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Wait, we can't just destroy it! It's so comfortable. Surely it can't hurt me if I rest my head on it for just a little while, right? Surely Robert and Elsa Evans would not have crafted such an excellent pillow if it wasn't harmeless! ...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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