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Losing weight is never easy, which is why it can be so important to find some inspiration when you're trying to push through those hunger pains. Sometimes people get inspiration from other people who have gone through the journey, but it's easy to feel...
From: Neatorama | By: Jill Harness | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Mastiffs make effective guard dogs due to their massive size and deep barks, and their giant frames also make them ideal steeds for kids, but they're not generally know for their swimming skills.(YouTube Link)Some mastiffs can't even doggy paddle without...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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An artificial intelligence system produced by a team at the University of Tubingen in Germany can take any photograph and render it in the style of artists such as Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, or Paul Cézanne. The program separates image and style and can...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Stuart M. Shieber, Professor of Computer ScienceHarvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USAI demonstrate that Hinchliffe’s rule—if the title of a scholarly article is a yes-no...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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(Photo: Connecticut National Guard Foundation)Pictured above are a few of the members of the First Company of the Governor's Foot Guard of the Connecticut State Militia. It is now a ceremonial unit. But when it was formed in 1771--while Connecticut was...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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The Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed their first-ever birth of red panda cubs, a litter of a boy and a girl named Clark and Addison, respectively. The cubs were born to mama Leafa and papa Phoenix on June 26, and are every bit as typically adorable as all cubs...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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(Photo: Prince George's County Police Department)Corporal Che Atkinson of Prince George's County, Maryland was at his police station doing paperwork when he learned that a homeless woman and her baby were in the lobby. There was no shelter available...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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When you think of live-action superhero TV shows, you think of Superman from the ’50s, Batman from the ‘60s, Wonder Woman from the ’70s, and, um, you might be surprised at how many superhero shows you watched and don’t think about anymore. (YouTube...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Cassandra Calin, a cartoonist in Montreal, highlights the differences between our expectations and realities, such as those with hairstyles and swimsuits. Recently, she illustrated the way that yoga professionals look . . . and the way we ordinary people...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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YouTube LinkPacific Coast League minor team the El Paso Chihuahuas got more race than they bargained for when they hosted the Wiener Schnitzel weenie dog race on the field before their game. Apparently no one at the park anticipated the soaring spirit...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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(Photo: amymauscd)Every year, in the Niigata Prefecture of Japan, people build enormous, often frightening creatures made of straw. It's part of the Wara Art Festival. Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku has a roundup of some of the best and most ferocious straw...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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YouTube LinkNothing like a down and dirty Singapore street fight in which two formidable snake species, a python and a cobra, go at it in a showdown for supremacy. One of them wins, but I won't spoil it for you by saying which, just in case you haven't...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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For the past few years, we’ve have 50th anniversaries for an awful lot of things: assassinations, protests, movies, TV shows, concerts, toys, art, songs, comics, sports, and more. Each one makes me feel older (as if I wouldn’t feel older each day...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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HAIL TO THE KING! by SkullpyBeing a hero with a chainsaw hand can be a groovy feeling, but hacking your way through the dead, some of which used to be your friends, can make you feel straight up evil! Luckily, Ash has a pretty good head on his shoulders...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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(Video Link)Little Emmett Stevers loves books! And like all bookworms, he finds the end of a great story to be a very sad moment. Whenever his parents finish reading I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom and Richard Scarry, Emmett cries out in anguish. All of us...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Hollywood has been using exploitation films as money making vehicles since the very beginning, but the features we generally think of as exploitation films are those schlocky sci-fi and horror flicks shown in grindhouse theaters beginning in the 1960s.These...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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In this Sesame Street parody of Clash of the Titans, Cookie Monster is Fursius, and must pass Moo-dusa to reach Mt. Olympus Diner. To quote Cookie, “Oh, dat weird.” (YouTube link)And for Sesame Street’s original audience, there’s a lesson in...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The Star Trek saga is presented in a way that causes viewers to assume the Federation is a force for good, helping anyone in need and spreading messages of hope and peace throughout the universe.But humans aren't very good at taking care of their own...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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(YouTube link)Got a beef with the government? Maybe some other people do, too. What can you do? Start a political party! It’s been done so many times, and some of the parties that popped up throughout history are pretty strange. But then again, the...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Forbidden Planet, 1956, Metro-Goldwyn-MayerThe kitsch and camp of the old science fiction pictures continue to entertain in ways some of which may not have been initially intended. Hapless and helpless, cartoon curvy and colorful damsels droop in the...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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I well remember watching the 1973 movie Walking Tall at the theater. I don’t recall the sequels, but years later I had some professional dealings with Buford Pusser’s daughter in west Tennessee. The late sheriff had a thoroughly interesting story,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Sauron is the ultimate antagonist in the Lord Of The Rings series, aka the guy controlling that fiery floating eyeball atop the Dark Tower of Barad-Dur who keeps sending dark forces after our favorite little furry footed halflings, the Hobbits.But behind...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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70 years ago today, the bloodiest, most destructive war in all of human history ended.After the destruction of 2 cities from atomic bombs and reason to believe that even more were coming, the government of the Japanese Empire communicated on August 15,...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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King Of The Grill by HandsOffMyDinosaurWhen the Grand Duke of Ground Beef passed away and the chain finally went out of business Bob was left with a choice- either step up and take his place as the official King of the Grill or pack up his spatula and...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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People get awfully excited when they find a sealed safe, and even though the odds of finding anything great in the safe are slim the nagging question of what’s inside demands an answer.(Image Link)Most of the time money is spent on a locksmith only...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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(Images: Lucasfilm)Judge Yoda by his size, do you? Well, Dr. Rhett Allain does. He's a professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University. In the past, he's calculated Darth Vader's weight and how long it would take for an AT-AT to hit the ground....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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It was the battle of the “meatball” and the “worm.” Or, not so much a battle, but a resistance against modernization. NASA had been using the logo that came to be known as the “meatball” for years when the Federal Graphics Improvement Program...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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(Photo: York in a Box)Now that Disney owns Star Wars, we see the iconic Leia slave outfit crossing over into the Disney Princess universe. In the past, we've seen slave Leia versions of Tinkerbell, Ariel, and Elsa. Now the lineup is filling out even...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Watch this bale of hay high-tail it across a field. I didn’t know they could go that fast! (YouTube link)Okay, it’s a vehicle. Not something from a movie, even though you've seen this kind of thing in comedies. This is a Japanese military …something...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Ioana Vanc is an architect in Arad, Romania. When she's not building with steel and concrete on a colossal scale, she's making art with food on a tiny scale. Each of these food sculptures can fit within a spoon. You can find more of her work at Fubiz...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Slow cookers make preparing a meal on a hot summer day bearable, as long as you're in the mood for something stew-like or pot boiled, but there are also lots of other non-food related uses for slow cookers as well.Looking for a new hobby? Pick up an...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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There's no comedy like The Onion and no drama like Star Wars. When the two combine, a space saga becomes filled with the funny anxieties and problems of everyday life. Lindsey, a Star Wars fan, illustrates that by combining headlines from The Onion with...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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BuzzFeed Australia enlisted the services of Sherbet Birdie Vintage & Pin-up Photography in order to give several average Australian women traditional pin-up model looks. While each woman stated a reason in which they felt they were not pin-up material,...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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I Choose Electric by jml2artIf you wanna be the best and rise to the rank of pocket monster master then you must begin to narrow your search and choose a type of your own. It's easy to choose one of the more explosive and powerful types as your own,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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(Photo: AP/Lee Jim-man)Julius Yego of Kenya didn't have a world-famous coach. In fact, he didn't have a coach at all. He got his start by watching YouTube videos and practicing what he saw. Yego made it to the 2012 Olympics, placing 12th, by teaching...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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There's one thing that Americans And Brits have yet to come to an agreement on- the pronunciation of the word aluminum. British spelling is with an extra “i”, which tends to vex Americans.But is there more to this disagreement besides an extra “i”?Looking...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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(Video Link)If the internet is representative, then Thailand produces impressively dramatic and heart-wrenching commercials. In the past, we'veseenseveralthat advocate for a virtuous life of kindness, generosity, and devotion to family. This one, like...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Burt Reynolds as Rocky Rhodes in “The Bard” | Image: CBSThe Twilight Zone broke ground in multiple fashions. One way in which the series pioneered is by launching the careers of numerous actors who are beloved household names today. The original...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Everybody knows better than to ask the internet for help Photoshopping a picture by now, and we've seen the droll dorkiness that makes the rounds after these poor victims have asked "for help".So it's agreed that those who ask “for help” from the...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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If you’ve never heard of Madam C.J. Walker, you’ve missed a story of one of the titans of industry. The former Sarah Breedlove was born in 1867 and rose from the plantations of Louisiana and built her own hair care business, with products designed...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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YouTube LinkBeau is just a baby corgi; at eleven weeks, he's only been weaned from mama corgi for a short time. But youth isn't stopping Beau from figuring out how to live his best puppy life around the ol' homestead. Why should he be confined to a treat-free,...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The Minions are drawn, modeled and rendered to be utterly adorable, but the one flaw in their character design is they still look horrifying when they bleed.'If that blood is flowing out of an orifice the horror level increases, and seeing a Minion bleeding...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Loki is a malamute/husky/arctic wolf mix (a “low content wolfdog”), so he is naturally at home in the snow. Enjoy watching him frolic joyfully across the mountains of Colorado. It might just cool you off on a hot day! (YouTube link)You can see many...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Brazilian art director Bruno Leo Ribeiro created a series of emojis in the form of beloved musicians and bands. Why not, right? There seems to be emoji representations of everything else out there — musical acts are arguably more worthy than many...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Alice & The Queen by Kellabell9Someone once presented the theory that Alice and the Queen of Hearts are simply two sides of the same card, one oriented towards positivity the other pointed towards Wonderland's underworld. This theory has been debated...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Since nobody can seem to do Superman justice on the big screen these days director/retoucher/drone pilot Barry Craig has taken it upon himself to shoot the Superman film we need.Barry attached a Superman action figure to the front of his Phantom 3 flying...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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James Gillingham was a shoemaker by trade, but found his real calling in 1866. That's when he met a man who had lost an arm in a cannon firing accident. Gillingham made him a new arm- for free.The new leather limb he built was strong and rigid but also...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Mark Rober taught us how to make a watermelon smoothie a couple of years ago. Now he’s got a neat watermelon party trick to impress everyone at this year’s Labor Day picnic. (YouTube link)I would add that it would behoove you to carry that watermelon...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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(Chris Hallbeck/Maximumble)Past Me thinks that it’s super professional and organized to set reminders to accomplish important tasks—but only for Present Me. It’s just an orderly form of procrastination. This will be noted on Past Me’s performance...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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YouTube LinkThis latest offering from AsapSCIENCE addresses the quantities of substances (many of which are widely thought to be harmless) that can harm or kill humans. Some dangerous human conditions that are beyond control (for example, being exremely...
From: Neatorama | By: Lisa Marcus | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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