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This map from Metric Maps shows us what energy source power plants use to produce the power we use for (almost) all areas of the U.S. You can enlarge the map at the site, to see where your power primarily comes from. The data comes from the Energy Information...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Vicki and Brooke are a mother-daughter team of artists. They operate Sister Golden, an online boutique of their marvelous crafts. The most fascinating among these works are their compositions made with pieces of flowers and other plants. ...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Have you ever looked at your significant other and said, “There’s nothing to do tonight, maybe we should talk to the dead” ? I didn’t think so. I guess that’s why the hosts put an ad on Craigslist Denver to give you the idea. If you are in...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Nature Calls.These true accounts of President Lincoln’s animal encounters show that the Great Emancipator’s compassion wasn’t limited to humankind. LITTLE ABE AND THE WILD TURKEY...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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(Image credit: Luc Melanson)Childbirth is no picnic. But at least it no longer involves chickens and weasels. Giving birth is hard. Or so I’ve heard. I don’t have the proper equipment, so when my children were born my job was restricted to feeding...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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When Maggie and Josh Wakefield got married, Maggie asked her grandfather to walk her down the aisle. The couple also wanted to include their grandmothers in the ceremony, as both women were influential in their lives. So 75-year-old Joyce Benedict and...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Sailormon by SamtronikaPocket monsters often dream of breaking out of their pokeball and becoming something more than an arena fighting machine, but until they evolve into something big enough to crush their human captors they have to settle for cosplay....
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Watching musician Andy McKee play is a delight for both eyes and ears, since his harp guitar sounds as wonderful as it looks, as you can see/hear when he plays Jeremy Soule's “Streets Of Whiterun” from the Skyrim soundtrack.(YouTube Link)Andy's magical...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Getting a vanity license plate for your car is an opportunity to bring smiles to the drivers around you. Thousands of people have used the system to make jokes and puns. But there are some words that have unintended consequences when they are attached...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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(Image: Voxelight)Enjoy the summer sun, but make sure that it doesn't burn you! Put sunblock everywhere. Yes, even there.Sunscreenr is a new device invented by the startup Voxelight to make sure that you get complete coverage from your sunblock. It's...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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It's called "graffiti hair." Like a lot of graffiti art, it involves stencils and a spray paint. Janine Ker, a hairstylist in Pasadena, California, makes her unique compositions by spraying a dye over stencils. By combining different layers of colors...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and the opening of the new film Star Trek Beyond, NASA has produced three videos about the link between the science fiction franchise and the real-world space agency. The first one is about the International...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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This “nature documentary” is actually animated. The chameleon’s biggest flaw is its “untamed sense of appetite.” He wants to eat anything that flies by, which turns out to be his downfall. (vimeo link)Karma, chameleon! This is episode two of...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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(Photo: David Ngo)For the San Diego Comic Con, the famous cosplayer Leeanne Vamp dressed as Dark Helmet, the Darth Vader analog from the Mel Brooks parody film Spaceballs. I doubt she'll find the suit as suffocating as Rick Moranis did....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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In the Star Trek universe, the Prime Directive prohibits Starfleet personnel from interfering with the internal development of alien civilizations. They violate the directive over and over, but even worse, they interfere constantly with the space-time...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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(Image: TBIT)Does your semen contain a sufficiently large number of sperm cells to make fertilization likely? You may no longer have to visit a doctor's office to find out. Researchers in Japan have developed a process that permits a man to examine a...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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A tree named Socratea exorrhiza is better known as the Ecuadorian walking palm tree. It can “walk” up to a couple of centimeters per day. Palaeobiologist Peter Vrsansky spent months with threes to see how they move.“As the soil erodes, the tree...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Drink Like A Sponge by NemiMakeitWhen you go out for a night of drinking and debauchery with your buddies it's easy to forget your limits, so take it from Bob of Bikini Bottom and drink like a sponge. Now this may sound wrong to you since I've just warned...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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A big part of living in the erstwhile USSR was dealing with shortages, waiting lists, and a massive bureaucracy. While there was never the equality that Karl Marx dreamed of, there were millions of people who shared the same privations with a shrug....
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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(Photo: Underwater Criminal Investigators)The diver is holding a holstered knife in one hand and a stolen handgun in the other. Perhaps the last criminal to possess them thought that they'd disappear in the murky water. But crime scene divers found them.This...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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(Video Link)This German Shepherd feels for his comrades. When the wolves in the new Disney movie Zootopia howl, he joins in.Appropriately, the scene is about a mass howling that started accidentally.-via Pleated Jeans...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, July 22, 2016
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(Image Link)We're exposed to so much negativity these days, and there's so much strife and turmoil in the world, that sometimes it's nice to peruse a collection of positively inspirational images and stand proud again.(Image Link)It's easy to fall into...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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via GIPHYScience can produce weird things that appear to our brains to be impossible, only because we don’t have the necessary information to reconcile what we see with the way we understand the normal world. That includes images like water falling...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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(Berkeley Mews)It could be cool if the Earth was a Poké Stop. But there's too much risk. It could attract potentially hostile and dangerous alien civilizations to Earth. As Stephen Hawking warned us last year, that's something that we don't need....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Current law in Russia criminalizes any public calls for extremism, including on the internet. In 2010 a man in far eastern Russia was convicted of distributing extremist materials after he posted the 1942 Donald Duck cartoon “Der Fuehrer's Face”...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Tobias Vs Dean by Tom TragerWhen two forces of freaky-deaky-dom decide to throw down it's hard to decide who will come out on top because they're both pretty awful in their own way. Dean Pelton is a real pest who refers to himself as Dean far too often,...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Ouija boards have been associated with the supernatural since the 19th century, with claims it allows the living to communicate easily with the dead, but really the Ouija is merely a novelty product.However, there is some real science behind the way...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Your cat considers himself an artist. His creations are found all over the house, as gifts to you or decorations for his domain. One of the typical works not featured here is live bird my tomcat presented at my feet under the desk without warning one...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Klingons are one of the most barbaric and less technologically advanced races in the Star Trek universe, and they typically prefer to solve problems with combat actions rather than words.So how did a race who spends too much time yelling, fighting and...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Photo realistic artwork can be created by tricking the eye with implied depth, using photo reference and digital painting software, or by spending a really long time making sure every detail is perfect on each piece.Italian artist Emanuele Dascanio has...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Players always assume they're the hero when playing a video game, unless the box says otherwise, but they can never really tell what the game designers actually had in mind.I mean, what if Dr. Robotnik was trying to save the defenseless animals from...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, July 22, 2016
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(YouTube link)Rah Rah Rasputin! Lover of the Russian Queen! Nathan Barnatt (previously at Neatorama) does the Dr. Robotnik dance for our pleasure, with a musical accompaniment that’s an improvement over the original video. The music is “Rasputin”...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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(Infinite Monkey Business/Demitrios Haldes)And if you want it back, you'll have to pay. Leave $50,000 in unmarked, non-sequential $100 bills by the potty at naptime. And if you go to Mommy or the police, you'll never see the nose again.-via Tastefully...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, July 22, 2016
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We know that pie are square, and that’s very important when you’re talking about pizza pie, which is not square. How do you get the most pizza for your dollar? By doing the math.   (YouTube link) Yes, you’ll save money by buying a larger pizza,...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Cats Cats Cats by Tobe FonsecaSome people can't help but be obsessed with cats, and then they surround themselves with feline iconography and the obsession becomes inescapable. They put up hang in there cat posters, buy plush cats and statues so they...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Cleveland protests. pic.twitter.com/Gj7SXSDrlK— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) July 21, 2016These three signs take the prize among the many protest signs outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. But that’s just my opinion: Buzzfeed has a roundup...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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(Unrelated photo by waferboard)In the future, sutures won't just hold pieces of your body together. They'll also monitor your healing and send information to your doctor.Researchers at Tufts University have developed sensors that fit into durable threads....
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, July 22, 2016
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What ability will makes a special person stand out above the crowd in the modern world? Restraint! The ability to know when enough is enough is a real rarity. Restraint Man is the hero we need, if not the hero we deserve. This is the latest from Chris...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The annual Chap Olympiad is “a celebration of Britain’s sporting ineptitude,” according to the event's website. The games took place last week, and are nothing at all like the Olympics. The events include Not Playing Tennis (pictured), the Corby...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Friday, July 22, 2016
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(Photo: Transport Accident Commision of Victoria)If, during the course of human development, the ability to survive a car crash would be a major evolutionary advantage, the human body might look like this guy. His name is Graham, and he's a sculpture...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, July 22, 2016
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(Photo: DeeperThought)It was once a futuristic symbol of entertainment. Now it's an obsolete relic from the past. DVD players and digital recording and playback devices have replaced the old VCR console. Now that machine has reached its end. Funai, the...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Friday, July 22, 2016
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There are more kinds of electronic Dance Music (EDM) than we can keep up with. Using various YouTube videos, several different kinds of birds show us the proper dances for each. (YouTube link)These birds can dance like nobody's business! Here’s part...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Decades before Times Square became the family and tourist friendly destination it is today it was a cesspool of depravity and crime.And while kooks like the Elmo mascot are still making the place feel a bit scummy it's now so clean you can eat near it.But...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Simon Tofield, the animator behind the Simon’s Cat videos, talks to cat expert Nicky Trevorrow about cats’ grooming habits. They lick themselves all the time, but they hate to take a bath. What’s the deal? (YouTube link)After the lesson in cat...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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(Photo: Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune)This is Jason Haney, a construction manager working on a project for Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. He and his co-workers like to entertain the kids who look outside their windows. Last winter, they...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Copperpool by Alberto ArniWhen you're out in the sun you've gotta keep your buns cool, man, so take it from your buddy DP and slap some sunscreen on yo' cheeks! Wade may have been made to look hideous during the experiment that gave him his powers, but...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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St. Joseph's Hall still stands bright even with all of the clouds it's the calm before the stormA photo posted by Chestnut Hill College (@chestnut_hill_college) on Jun 8, 2016 at 8:45am PDTMany colleges have large, old, stone buildings that have been...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The masons and builders who conceived of and constructed the most famous cathedrals in the world had a legion of workers helping them bring their blessed vision to life in a timely manner.But former Trappist monk Justo Gallego Martinez has been building...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Embed from Getty Images Mourad Laachraoui is a student at Haute Ècole, the College for Business and Technology, in Brussels, Belgium. He is also the European taekwondo champion, and will compete as part of the Belgian national team at the Olympics...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Some voice actors are so good their mimicry abilities can fool anyone, even animals.Rudi Rok is one of these incredibly gifted voice actors, and he's so good at barking, panting and other dog vocalizations he drives those poor poochies wild in this video...
From: Neatorama | By: Zeon Santos | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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