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Do you trust a computer program to determine where your ad goes online in order to maximize its visability?Well, considering how many companies have human-generated public relations disasters, maybe it's not a bad idea. Still, sometimes ad placements...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Image Credits: JackieSo the kids come in Halloween night, and they pour the contents of their bag on the floor to pick out their favorites. They slowly eat themselves into a sugar coma, and this is when the adults strike. They grab the stash and put...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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388 square feet isn't much, but with a clever renovation by Karin Matz, this Swedish apartment still feels surprisingly airy and roomy. The secret is the combined closet/bed/kitchen/storage area at the heart of the space that was actually inspired by...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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(YouTube link)The League of S.T.E.A.M. does Dia de los Muertos! The League of S.T.E.A.M. (previously) is a group of steampunk ghostbusters (“Serving all your supernatural elimination needs since 1884”). In this adventure, they investigate a horde...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, October 31, 2014
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As we’ve previously noted, if Marvel makes a movie, it will be a smashing success. So the company is starting to get a bit cocky about their abilities. On Tuesday, Marvel announced it movie release scheduleplanned all the way through 2019.2019! That’s,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, October 31, 2014
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YouTube LinkThis video is made by TestTube, a video series by the Discovery Network. It discusses countries known to have nuclear weapons, whether or not they have signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation on Nuclear Weapons, and briefly explores the...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Friday, October 31, 2014
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You’ve read about mediums, seances, and Ouija boards here at Neatorama. What do all these things have in common? The Spiritualist movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. And in the wake of the new movie Ouija, people are interested in the...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, October 31, 2014
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(Photo: H. Michael Karshis)5 months ago, a reddit thread asked “911 Operators, what is that 1 call that you could never forget?” Crux1836 responded with this fascinating story:I had a call that started out pretty dumb, but was actually pretty serious:...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Zangief's Gym by Coinbox TeesIf you want to get ripped up like a Russian street fighter, with so many muscles that your skin begins to tear in places, then you need to head to Zangief's Gym, home of the perfect pump! When you hit the weights at Zangief's...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, October 31, 2014
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This is Paul Hunn. His superpower is the ability to burp. In fact, at 109.9 decibels, he can burp louder than a lawn mower engine. (Video Link)Hunn isn’t sure why he’s able to burp louder than anyone else. But he does have a couple tips on how you...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, October 31, 2014
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(Image Link)Cats have a way of punking dogs that is unbelievable given their difference in size, and the fact that dogs often intimidate humans yet don’t deter cats from coming at them fang and claw.The battle between the most popular pet species is...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Dan McGurk is a big fan of rock star Kid Rock. In fact, he claims to be his biggest fan. He really wanted to meet him someday. McGurk got his chance on Monday, when he was celebrating his 30th birthday with his friends and family. (Video Link)At the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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(YouTube link)Wouldn’t it be great if a haunted house tour was like a Choose Your Own Adventure book? In the 3D world, that would make haunted house attractions unbelievably big and expensive, but it’s possible, with the technology of YouTube. YouTube...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Everyone has their own way of grieving over the death of a loved one, and their own traditions when it comes to ushering the dead off into the afterlife.Wakes and vigils have become far less common practices, and while sitting around with the body until...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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(Photo: suzunone)A few minutes ago, I didn't know these things existed. It had never occurred to me to combine sweet, fruity flavors with the meat-like flavor of hot dogs. But now I want to eat them all!Rocket News 24 reports that at what I gather is...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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YouTube LinkEarlier this week I posted a video showing a New Jersey black bear on his best behavior.These two New Jersey black bears are in an all-out brawl, knocking things over in a front yard of a home in a residential area. Occasionally stopping...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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(Photo: Max Smith)Other than a handful of submarine-mounted artillery bombings, a brief air raid by a single submarine-launched seaplane, and a few balloon-floated bombs, Japan was unable to directly attack the 48 contiguous United States during World...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In the canine quest to become the alpha dog only one will be able to sit on the Throne of Bones, and that ruler is destined to be Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons. With her cute mug, flowing blonde hair and three dragon children at her side...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Mike Tyson is one of the greatest boxers of all time, and his short but sweet career will forever be remembered as being controversial, powerful and the inspiration for a classic video game…sort of.You see, Mike never fought sluggers like King Hippo...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Wrong Mouse by Alberto ArniMickey was out wandering around the studio backlot and enjoying the sunshine when he wandered a bit too far. Suddenly set lots and trailers were replaced by shrubs and trees, and he heard menacing sounds coming from the...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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On October 30, 1938, Orson’s Welles presented an episode of the radio drama anthology The Mercury Theatre on the Air. The offering was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's 1898 novel The War of the Worlds. The broadcast went down in history, as there were...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Private school headmasters often keep their jobs for a really long time, sometimes to the point where they feel like they’ve spent their whole life in school.Alexandru Grigore Poescu spent fifty years as teacher and headmaster of the Puchenii Mosneni...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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If there’s one thing MacGyver proved again and again on his hit TV show it’s that he can't be tied up for long, especially if there’s a stick of gum and a battery laying around.He made escaping captivity look like child’s play, but in real life...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Wes Craven’s 1984 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street became an instant classic- not particularly because of the cerebral plot or the sublime acting, but because of the terrifying villain Freddy Krueger. Not only is he a killer, but weare all vulnerable...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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(YouTube link)Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, offered $10,000 in tuition for performing an amazing basketball stunt: sink a layup, free throw, three-pointer, and a half-court shot, all within 30 seconds. Gustavo Angel Tamayo, a soccer player for...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Funeral procession of William Lemp Jr. in front of the Lemp Mansion, 1922 | Source Often, when a structure or area is rumored to be haunted, the explanation offered is a chapter from local folklore. A beautiful, Native American princess was said to be...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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(Photo: Wyss Institute/Harvard University)There is now a great need to test large numbers of people for the Ebola virus. James J. Collins and his colleagues at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biological Inspired Engineering have developed a simple...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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(YouTube link)A thoroughly modern horror film shows us what really instills fear into the hearts of young adults. You know you’ve stepped into another dimension when there’s suddenly …no cell service! The spoof from Paul Gale Comedy contains NSFW...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Ready to party this Halloween? Then head over to Homes and Hues, where you can learn how to make a fun disco ball with nothing more than a pumpkin, a flashlight, string and either a screwdriver or a drill. The effect is particularly cool if you happen...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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There are always battles brewing about what is and isn’t considered racist, classist, or sexist, but those that argue for either side of the issue have a hard time presenting concrete evidence to prove their case.Well, it turns out all you need to...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Come With Me... If You Want To Die by SaqmanShe's got a smile that warms your heart, and a personality that seems unusually chipper given her lot in life, but when she asks you to take her hand and come with her you should know that you're already dead....
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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(Photo: question_ev3rything)Redditor question_ev3rything spotted this amazing tree root formation in Guangzhou, China. The persistent tree has pushed its away into the orderly, grid-lined human world.A very patient artist could use this phenomenon to...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Dr. Linda Hazzard ran the Institute of Natural Therapeutics in Olalla, Washington, in the early 20th century. People looked to her clinic for alternative medical care, which mainly consisted of fasting as a cure-all.Despite little formal training and...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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(Photo: Josh Valcarcel/Wired)This is the Martini 1.5, an innovative boat design by Velodyne Marine. As it whips across the waves at high speed, the deck remains level. That's because the Martini has an active suspension system that adjusts as the pontoons...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Thisi09 article hooks readers up with "tons of horror webcomics" to keep bones chilled and blood curdled. "From post-apocalyptic epics filled with monsters to anthologies packed with serial killers, alien invaders, and nightmares come to life, here is...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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YouTube LinkThis animation by Daniella Urdinlaiz supplies information about popular candies containing ingredients that are more harmful to the body than others. In watching it, I learned what I could have guessed before I pressed play: if I like it,...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This pineapple looks much more frightening than an ordinary jack-o'-lantern! Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing saw it at a Trader Vic's in Portland, Oregon. It would be great for a Halloween party with a Tiki theme.-via Make...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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(YouTube link)The difference between fruits and vegetables depends on whether you are talking to a botanist or a cook, but Daven at Today I Found Out gives us a decent short course in telling the difference. He also explains the difference between jelly...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Via FacebookFilm Director Kevin Smith posted these pictures of himself to his Facebook page, one of which is the "after" picture of him having shaven his trademark facial hair. People familiar with Smith, what do you think? Does he look better with beard...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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YouTube LinkThe gym: for those of us who go regularly, there are certain thoughts trapped in our heads during workouts that aren't a good idea to verbalize. The part I could relate to most in this video is being annoyed when someone picks the machine...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Grand Theft Stapler by Grafx-GuyMilton was always getting pushed around at work, he was the butt of every joke and the only person in the office who didn't have his own space for more than a week at a time, but he'd learned to live with these unpleasantries....
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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There are uninhabited islands and abandoned islands, and then there are these: ghost islands, with a past that sinks over you like a specter. There are mostly sad reasons these islands aren’t inhabited, like Poveglia Plague Island.Poveglia served as...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Here is the thing about the Saw movie franchise. It has a lot of cuts and holes. HAHAHAHAHA, get it? That works on TWO levels. As a fan of horror, we tend to look past those holes and do our best to just sit back and enjoy a movie, no matter how mindless....
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Adamite85, an origami artist in the Czech Republic, made a simple but remarkably accurate model of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. I wouldn't try the Kessel Run in it, but I'm sure that it would do fine for in-system operations. Either way, if...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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(Funny or Die link)It sounds as if Jon Snow is leading the Night’s Watch on a mission, but as his pep talk continues, it begins to remind you of something much more familiar This is not exactly a Halloween special from Westeros. It’s the holiday...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Image Credit: Egon EagleSo I imagine there must be a bunch of you out there who make watching scary movies a big part of your Halloween ritual. Being one of those people, I found myself wondering what new horror would be coming out in and around Halloween...
From: Neatorama | By: RemyCarreiro | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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(YouTube link)For the Halloween edition of the mental_floss List Show, John Green has a whole long list of facts about Halloween! The biggest pumpkin, the origin of Jack-o-Lanterns, why people used to eat chicken feed for Halloween, and a whole lot of...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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(Pizza photo: Randy Mayor)Pizza is fun to eat and heavy literature is, well, good for you in a way. It's the literary equivalent of broccoli. You should eat it. A nice greasy pizza will help you digest the prose.But which pizza? Martin Cahill of Quick...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Charlie Brown has dealt with some tough childhood moments in the last 65 years, from being rejected by girls to losing his dog to getting bad grades in school, but the heaviest thing he ever had to deal with came courtesy of a little girl named Janice. Janice...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I Have The Adventure by OlipopFinn discovered an old sword lying in a cave next to a pile of old bones and he instantly fell in love. That sword was so totally mathematical that Finn just had to have it for his own, and once he held it in his hands he...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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