Instagram Account Documents Funny Rationales of Children Who Are Picky Eaters

"My kid can't eat this because of this single bell pepper" | Image: @Shellyyelnats on Instagram

What crazy reasons have your kids given you for rejecting foods served to them at meal or snacktime? The reason for the veto might make perfect sense to their little brains, but it can cause parents the occasional frustrated moment, having just taken time to prepare the food.

The Instagram account "My Kid Can't Eat This" highlights the funny side of the situation, presenting photos of the rejected foods with the accompanying excuses. Check it out for a laugh, or to see that you're not alone having a child in the picky eater's roundtable. -Via Pleated Jeans 


"My kid can't eat this because it has fork holes in it. He keeps saying it's sad while the new one I gave him is happy"
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The Toblerone Line, A Fortification in Switzerland

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Nazi Germany coveted the prosperous nation of Switzerland and made plans to invade it. But Operation Tannenbaum remained forever a hypothetical exercise and the Swiss were largely spared from the ravages of World War II.

This was in part because the Swiss made thoughtful and thorough plans to defend their nation to the death. Though the Axis powers surrounded Switzerland for almost 5 tears, a German conquest of that nation would be costly--ultimately too costly for Hitler to risk.

Some of the fortifications that the Swiss built to defend their borders include a 10 kilometer stretch of concrete anti-tank barriers near Lake Geneva. These pillars are called "Dragon's Teeth," but people have since come to refer to the remains of this defensive line as the Toblerone Line. That's because they closely resemble Toblerone, the famous Swiss chocolate candy.

-via Atlas Obscura


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Window Washers Work While Hanging Off the World's Tallest Building


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BBC series Supersized Earth filmed science reporter Dallas Campbell as he worked with the brave men whose job is to clean the windows of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This beautifully shot, fascinating video shows off the gorgeous views from the top and touches on the special architectural considerations necessary for the safety of a building that size, as the score from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo aptly plays in the background. -Via The Presurfer


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The Most Popular Film Set In Each State

While an overwhelming number of movies are set in California because it's just easier for Hollywood studios to say they're filming where they're already located, there are still plenty of movies set outside the Golden State. If you've ever wondered what the highest-rated movie set in your state happens to be, you're in luck because this map does an excellent job visualizing this information. 

As someone in the state of California, I am happy and a bit surprised to learn that of all the films set here, Pulp Fiction is the highest rated. So how about you guys, are you happy about your state film?

Via Mental Floss


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Just a Lady Robot Trying to Eat Some Breakfast

Karenxcheng as a robot trying to eat breakfast

Here's a lady robot just trying to have a little breakfast of Cheerios and orange juice. 

Her name is Karen X. Cheng and you may remember her time-lapse video that went viral where she taught herself to dance in a year. 

Give her new video a watch:

Thanks, Orion H.!


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Agoraphobic Woman Leaves Home for Third Time in Ten Years, Falls Down Manhole

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A woman suffering from agoraphobia who only left her house twice in ten years found that the third time out definitely wasn't the charm. The 57-year-old woman from Britain who, oddly enough, is named Janet Faal, left home as part of her therapy and fell down a manhole shortly afterward.

According to The Daily Mail, Faal left home in an attempt to help her friend move a pallet that was blocking her car. Once she moved the pallet, Faal plummeted down the open manhole, leaving her with two black eyes and a broken leg. She then waited an hour for paramedics to rescue her from the dark, cramped cavity. Faal said,

"I took a step over – never in my life did I think there was a hole underneath, I thought it had just fallen over. The next thing I remember is the pain. It was awful. I fell and smashed my face on the pallet, and I was in the hole with blood all over me and I couldn’t move."

Read more on this story at The Daily Mail.


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Zero Gravity Physics Lesson

Col. Terry Virts (USAF) is an astronaut currently serving on the International Space Station. Chapple's Dictionary of Physics defines centripetal force as "a force that acts at right angles to a body's path and so constrains the body to follow a circular path about the point to which the centripetal force acts." That's a circle, which Col. Virts demonstrates nicely in zero gravity using a chain.


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Gemma Correll's Scientology Fun Page



Are you looking for some quality material with which to procrastinate whatever you really should be doing at the moment? Look no further than Gemma Correll's Scientology Fun Page. Mazes, crafts and connect the dots are just a few of the fun, Scientology-based games and diversions on which you can waste your quality time. Work puzzles as you internally mull over the unprocessed engrams that must be cleared in order for you to live your best life and claim your inner thetan. 

This is only one of several nifty activities on the Scientology Fun Page. See them all here.


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Making Your Bed As A Cat Owner

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, pets are utterly adorable, lovable jerks. As if anyone really needed further proof of that, these cats are here to emphasize that being a wonderful companion has nothing to do with making your human's life easier. In fact, if cleanliness is next to godliness, then these cats really support sinning. 

Via Jezebel

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Adventure, Treasure, & Shovelry - Dig That Kooky Knight!


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For those knights who have spent their lives traveling across the world map gaining experience points and battling an endless stream of respawning foes adventure simply isn't enough- they need shovelry! Using a shovel as your primary weapon adds a degree of danger to each level, and when you're hopelessly outnumbered and all out of extra lives you can dig your own grave! Only the bravest knights take on the Order of No Quarter, and only the most foolhardy fighters go into battle armed with a shovel!

Add some side scrolling, shovel swinging style to your geeky wardrobe with this Adventure, Treasure, & Shovelry t-shirt by Spdy4, can you dig it?!

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One Movie in Two Frames by Viktor Hertz

Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz (previously at Neatorama) is accomplished in his field, having done work for high-profile clients like IKEA and Ray-Ban. Hertz says via his website that he has a "soft spot for pictograms and other simple shapes and objects." In his latest series of pictograms, Hertz plays with the idea of summarizing the storylines of popular movies in two frames. See his series in its entirety here. -Via Design You Trust


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Superheroes Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

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Superheroes are a staple source of inspiration for cosplayers, and even those who prefer to cosplay as anime or video game characters usually find a way to include a superhero costume in their collection. 

We've all seen the standard costumes, the milestone issue specific costumes, and the generally kinda generic superhero costumes worn at conventions throughout the year, but what about the weird and wonderful costumes?

Well, if wonderfully weird is what you're looking for then go forth, faithful reader, and discover the different side of superhero cosplay!

Superhero cosplay starts at home, when the hero buried deep inside a cosplayer starts to emerge

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The need to don superheroic spandex and fight pretend crime becomes too great to ignore

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Pie to the Face Game

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A man plays Pie Face with his grandson. The game is a bit like Russian Roulette, but the worst that can happen is you could get whipped cream thrown on your face. It’s a simple slice of life, but the laughter of these two is so infectious, it will leave you with a smile on your face! Original video by Sharon Boswell Obrien. -via Daily Picks and Flicks

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Kermit the Frog Is Real

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The famed Muppet Kermit the Frog eventually found refuge from Miss Piggy in the forests of Costa Rica. Scientists say that the newly-classified Hyalinobatrachium dianae has been found at 6 sites close to the Caribbean coast. It has a translucent chest and is named for the discovering scientist’s mother and the Roman goddess Diana. But fans prefer to think of it as Kermit due to his skin color and his ping pong ball-like white eyes.

-via Tastefully Offensive

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The First Good Look at the Batsuit from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

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The IMAX version of the Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice teaser was shown Monday night in select theaters. Following that screening, director Zack Snyder posted the first full image of the Batsuit on Twitter. Uproxx took the photo above that Snyder posted and lightened it in Photoshop, which gives a much better view of the suit's detail. See that lightened photo and read IFilm's description the IMAX film here. 


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Scientists at Work Make Us All Envious

Did someone ever tell you -possibly in school- that science is boring? Maybe parts of it can be, but real scientists get to experience things the rest of the world can only marvel at. After you’ve spent years sitting in class, the payoff is when you get to study our beautiful Earth up close and personal.

On Monday, zoologist Michelle Jewell proposed that scientists share photographs of their field work, and the response has been awesome. I picked out a few of my favorites to share here, but there are plenty more, and they are still rolling in at Twitter. You can see them all under the Twitter hashtag #BestFieldWorkPic.  -via The Daily Dot


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15 Recipes Inspired By Girl Scout Cookies

Some might call this the worst time of the year because not only are Christmas, Halloween, Easter and all number of great holidays gone by, but Girl Scout cookie season is officially over. If you're one of the many cookie fiends that will soon start going through withdrawals as your final boxes of Samoas, Thin Mints and Tagalongs go dry, then you'll want to bookmark this recipe gallery that features 15 desserts based on our favorite seasonal sweets. Like any addiction, these substitutes won't completely cure your cravings, but at least they'll help you avoid going cold turkey.

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R2-D2 Plays with Little Boy in a Wheelchair

He’s been a major celebrity for 38 years, but Artoo hasn’t lost his common touch. Our favorite droid since 1977 was a guest of honor at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California this past weekend. In between appearances with thousands of adoring fans, R2-D2 took time out of his busy schedule to play with a little boy at the Anaheim Convention Center.


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Ig® & Beyond: Bees, Fish, Music, and Whiskey

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.

Some further research adventures of Ig Nobel Prize winners
compiled by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staff

Dacke and Baird: Collision Detection in Bees versus Fish
“Control of Self-Motion in Dynamic Fluids: Fish Do It Differently From Bees,” Christine Scholtyssek, Marie Dacke, Ronald Kröger, and Emily Baird, Biology Letters, vol. 10, no. 5, 2014, 20140279. (Thanks to Tony Tweedale for bringing this to our attention.) Marie Dacke and Emily Baird, and other colleagues, shared the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize awarded jointly in the fields of biology and astronomy, for discovering that when dung beetles get lost, they can navigate their way home by looking at the Milky Way. [REFERENCE: “Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way for Orientation,” Marie Dacke, Emily Baird, Marcus Byrne, Clarke H. Scholtz, and Eric J. Warrant, Current Biology, vol. 23, no. 4, February 18, 2013, pp. 298–300.] In this fish/birds paper, Dacke and Baird and two other colleagues at Lund University, Sweden, report:

To detect and avoid collisions, animals need to perceive and control the distance and the speed with which they are moving relative to obstacles. This is especially challenging for swimming and flying animals... Flying animals primarily rely on optic flow to control flight speed and distance to obstacles. Here, we investigate whether swimming animals use similar strategies for self-motion control to flying animals by directly comparing the trajectories of zebrafish (Danio rerio) and bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) moving through the same experimental tunnel. While moving through the tunnel, black and white patterns produced (i) strong horizontal optic flow cues on both walls, (ii) weak horizontal optic flow cues on both walls and (iii) strong optic flow cues on one wall and weak optic flow cues on the other. We find that the mean speed of zebrafish does not depend on the amount of optic flow perceived from the walls. We further show that zebrafish, unlike bumblebees, move closer to the wall that provides the strongest visual feedback.
 

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British Animals Not Found in the United States

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Siobhan Thompson is back with another of her delightful Anglophenia videos. In this episode, she discusses animals native to Britain that we won't see running wild here in the United States. Thompson presents information on robins to hedgehogs with her usual sense of fun and humor. 


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Facepalm Picard - Nice Going Number One!


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There are some internet creations that only speak to a portion of the populace, some memes that only certain people will "get", and then there's the almighty Facepalm Picard. The Picard facepalm goes well beyond the Trek, and lets a legendary sci-fi star speak your mind for you. It can be applied to many situations in life, and when you're wearing a shirt imbued with the power of Picard's facepalm you become the living embodiment of exasperation!

Spread some sci-fi smiles with this Facepalm Picard t-shirt by Olechka, it's an internet meme themed work of art!

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Line-Dancing Horse

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You can knock his taste in music all you want, but this horse has the moves! Watch him prance to the music along with a group of line dancers in from tot an appreciative crowd. Billy Ray Cyrus posted this video to Facebook, but there's no mention of where or when it happened. Just click on the image above to start the video.  -via Daily Picks and Flicks

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Pantone Officially Announces A Despicably Cute Color

Minion lovers everywhere, rejoice! You can now decorate your home in the precise color of your favorite mad-scientist sidekicks. That's right, Pantone has officially released a new color called "Minion Yellow." It's been three years since the company announced a new color, but if you can't say "banana" or "bottom" without a little smile, you'll likely agree that this one was worth the wait.

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R2-ME2, Artists Reimagine Star Wars' Iconic Droid R2-D2

Pee-wee Herman as R2-D2

by Michael Woodring

These may not be the droids you're looking for!

For a Sideshow Collectibles show at the 2015 Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California titled "R2-ME2," artists were given the chance to change the look of a blank R2-D2 1/6 scale figure. Entries included a droid painted to like a robotic Pee-wee Herman (red bowtie and all), Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street ("Scram"), and an adorable likeness of Finn from Adventure Time.

Oscar the Grouch

by Erik Scoggan

Finn from Adventure Time

by Dave Kawano

Check the rest of them out over at Sideshow Collectibles. 



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Soldier Dad Photobombs His Son’s School Picture

Corporal James Bass returned home to Durham, North Carolina after a deployment in Kuwait. He surprised his son Joshua, a third grade student Pearsontown Magnet Elementary School. While Joshua was getting his school photo taken, his dad sneaked into the view.

The photographer told Joshua that something went wrong with the picture and showed his camera to Joshua. Joshua then realized who was behind him.


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Love In the Time of Star Wars

If you're a Neatorama reader, then chances are you're a bit of a nerd. And you know what? Whether a freak or a geek, everyone's a little bit weird -and that's a good thing. In fact, in this great Zen Pencils cartoon, artist Gavin Aung Than uses a Robert Fulghum quote to remind us that mutual weirdness is the basis for some of our best relationships.

See the full comic after the jump. 

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Polar Bear Meets Toy Bunny


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Aurora and Peregrino are two polar bears that, until recently, lived at the Kazan Zoo in Russia. Now they're enjoying a warmer climate at the Sao Paulo Aquarium in Brazil. They've been in seclusion from the public for 4 months in order to get used to their new home. Recently, Aurora and Peregrino began receiving visitors, including this little girl who expressed her welcome by holding up her toy bunny.

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Homemade Mini BB-8 Droid

Everyone is quite taken with the new-style droid from the forthcoming film Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. It just looks so cool with its little head balancing atop a rolling ball body!  Industrial designer Christian Poulsen saw it as a challenge. After seeing a video of the 3D version on stage at Star Wars Celebration, he decided to make one -in only a day.

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How did he get the head to stay on while the body rolled around? Magnets. The secret here is that he started with a Sphero ball, which is a robotic ball controlled by phone apps. The device inside is weighed so that it doesn’t roll with the ball.
    
Poulsen posted a tutorial on the process, in case you want to make your own. But if you are not so technically-inclined, Sphero is teasing the story that it will make a BB-8 to sell. -via the A.V. Club


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18th Century Sidewalks Are Single-File to Prevent Couples from Walking Side-by-Side


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Lady Jane Stanely of Knutsford, Cheshire, UK, never married and was rather bitter about it. She sometimes saw couples walking next to each other down the sidewalks of her town and took it upon herself to end this public impropriety.

In the 1790s, at the urging of Lady Jane, the town of Knutsford narrowed its sidewalks so that it woudl be impossible to walk two abreast. Last year, the town decided that it was time to stop accomodating Lady Jane and made plans to widen the sidewalks. The Daily Telegraph reports:

Councillor Michael Jones, Conservative leader of Cheshire East Council, said: "I am all in favour of retaining our fantastic heritage, but this is one of those occasions when we can improve on the legacy of the past.

"We want to create a space which will be enjoyed by the residents – whether they are walking arm in arm or not – while also attracting visitors and enabling businesses in the locality to thrive. The shops and businesses are a great asset to Cheshire East and the street merits and deserves enhancement works."

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The World's Cutest Criminal

This little sea lion is a rebel without a cause and he doesn't give a damn what you think about his lifestyle. He wanted to go to high school and he did just that -walking five blocks from the beach to a school in San Diego. Unfortunately, The Man has decided that sea lions can't attend human schools, so the police soon scooped him up and detained him until animal contol officers arrived to put him in his place.

The sheriff's department reported that "while deputy sheriffs attempted to interview him as to his activities, he clammed up and requested his lawyer," the news release said.

I say sea lions are mammals and shouldn't be forced to attend fish schools just because they swim in the ocean. This little guy is a hero for his kind, fighting for his rights!

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