Archive for January 16th, 2013

Instant Love Inflatable Heart

Instant Love Inflatable Heart Know someone who is feeling down this Valentine's Day season? Get them the Instant Love Inflatable Heart from the NeatoShop. The cheerful little tin comes with a inflatable bright red v...

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Maru in the Snow

[http://youtu.be/B25c7dAMcxs] (YouTube link)I mentioned earlier this week that a large portion of Japan was under snow. That gave Maru a chance to put on his cute blue coat and go out in it. Like most cats, he doesn't se...

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Ungrateful Echidna Pooped in Rescuer's Hat

Add echidna to the list of the world's most ungrateful animals! When 25-year-old Munro Hardy happened upon the echidna wandering in a gold mine in Australia, he grabbed the rare egg-laying mam...

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1865 Inaugural Ball Menu

Abraham Lincoln's second Inaugural Ball in 1865 was a lavish affair for 4,000 people with a midnight buffet. Which didn't turn out quite as planned.Oysters, roast beef, veal, turkey, venison, smoked ham, lobster salad an...

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Yakuza Baby

Photo via Ads of the World We're not sure of the connection between tattoos and "being difficult" in this ad series for Playtext baby pacifiers, but don't let that interfere...

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He Outsourced His Own Job

The security team at Verizon had a case study about a guy who outsourced his own job and then spend all day at work having fun on the internet. There was no mention of what company was involved.The story goes a little so...

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2012 Nikon Small World in Motion Competition

Smaller is better, as the winning pictures of really, really, really small things over at Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition shown over the years. But you know what's ev...

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Mr. Bubble-Themed Bathroom

As a child, Jenni loved long bubble baths with Mr. Bubble-brand bubble bath, so when she had the chance to decorate a bathroom, she choose that theme. As you can see from the pictures at the link, her bathroom is saturat...

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Workaholics Bear Coat

Workaholics Bear CoatAttention Workaholics fans! Are you on the hunt for the perfect winter coat to wear while working away in your frigid cubicle? You need the Workaholics Bear Coat from the NeatoShop. This officially l...

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Salome's Dance

Salome was not just a dancer, but apparently a contortionist as well, at least according to this early 14th-century illumination. We know it's Salome because the accompanying illumination shows her with John the Baptist'...

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38 Weird Varieties of Poutine

Poutine--it's the national dish of Canada! There are three basic ingredients: cheese curd, beef gravy and potato fries. Despite the great difficulty of finding cheese curd in Texas, I made it once. My mouth was in ecstas...

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10 Spectacular Volcanic Plugs and Natural Monoliths

Look at this huge limestone pillar -and there's a little church on top! The only way to get there is by ladder. It's in the village of Katskhi in western Georgia (the European one). There are many monoliths like this aro...

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Christmas Trees with Googly Eyes

"I've got a bad feeling about this, Carl.""You're always the pessimist! They moved us outside just for some fresh air. That's all."D*Face, a street artist in London, added huge googly eyes to discarded Christmas trees th...

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What Are They Doing? My Visit to a Psychology Conference

(Image credit: Flickr user George Hatcher)  by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR StaffInterpretive Illustrations by Marian ParryIn April [1998], it was my privilege to attend the joint conventio...

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8 Government Conspiracy Theories (And How They Could Be Right)

When you hear about government conspiracy theories, you often picture folks wearing tinfoil hats. But as outlandish as their claims may be, there's often a kernel of truth that started it all. After all, governments have...

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Poison Bottles of Yore

They sure don't make bottles like they used to! Rob of What is It? pointed us to a neat collection of poison bottles of yore. Y'know, from the time whence poisoners take great pride...

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Bofur Hat

Bofur HatAre you looking for the perfect accessory to take along on your next quest? Don't let your personality be dwarved by an ordinary chapeau. Get the Bofur Hat from the NeatoShop. This delightful cap will keep your...

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Russian Soldiers to get Socks

Before the industrial revolution, many armies -and civilians- would wrap cloth around their feet to cushion them against shoes. But the practice lingered a bit longer in the Russian Army.Near the end of World War II, Sov...

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