Archive for August 19th, 2014

Japan McDonalds Now Carries Couple-Sized Jumbo Sodas (Because Japan)

Image Via KotakuIt seems the sizes of soda cups in certain fast food chains has grown from cup sized single servings to barrells that a small army could live off of for three weeks. Japanese versions of the McDonald...

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Defeat Is Coming - A Kart-astrophe In The Making

Defeat Is Coming by mdk7When you're racing around the kart track trying to take first place you don't have time to spot every turtle shell, bomb and banana peel that is thrown at you. Sometimes you just have to ignore t...

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Slippery Squirrel

[http://youtu.be/O9-rE5RBZvU] (YouTube link)How to keep a squirrel from eating the seed that’s meant for the birds? Vaseline! If you do this, make sure you have a camera ready, like Robert Krampf did.  For any...

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Metafilter Asks: What Are the Worst Songs?

When you think of the worst songs of all time, what kind of music do you think of? What is great about that question is that bad music is subjective. Coldplay being a perfect example because some people adore them, and s...

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Foo Fighters' Response to Ice Bucket Challenge is a Horror Show

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLZOjLv0_6k]YouTube LinkAt this point we've seen about all we can take of people responding to the ice bucket challenge in support of the ALS Association.*/strong...

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Man Poses for Mug Shot in a T-Shirt with a Photo of His Old Mug Shot

In June, Robert Burt of Pittsfield, Maine was arrested for drunk driving and driving without a license. He pled guilty and was sentenced to two days in jail. A friend of his printed him a t-shirt with his original mug sh...

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Laura Jenkinson's Lip Makeup Characters

Laura Jenkinson is a makeup artist in London. She can do a lot more than make you look pretty. She also shapes cartoon characters around her mouth--and presumably yours, too. Which characters would you like to see her ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/19/Laura-Jenkinsons-Lip-Makeup-Characters/

The Coach’s Speech

[http://youtu.be/L3H-krftI58] (YouTube link)Dave Belisle is the coach of the Cumberland American Little League team of Rhode Island, the New England regional champions. They were eliminated from the Little League World S...

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Microsoft Recreates Their 1994 Website

Image Via MicrosoftDo you remember the web from 20 years ago? With its five colors and thin, ugly fonts? Every website seemed to have a space theme, and you could tell people were clearly working on a canvas they we...

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Barely Legal Pawn

[http://youtu.be/ovqM72em1dA] (YouTube link)Barely Legal Pawn stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, together again in new roles after Breaking Bad. In this episode, Julia Louis-Dreyfus tries to pawn her...

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Lego Academics

The academics are miffed that they spent the whole day on admin and got no research done at all. Ultrarealistic Lego. pic.twitter.com/XDUAUM17Xe— Lego Academics (@LegoAcademics) August 8, 2014 The LEGO Research In...

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Cat and Squirrel Circus Act

Aw, look at this squirrel balancing on his nose on the cat’s outstretched paw! Yeah, that’s what it looks like, but the squirrel is outside, clinging to the invisible screen door, while the poor cat is stuck...

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You Are The Special! - Believe In The Power Of Bricks

You are the Special! by Prismic DesignsYou've been building with interlocking bricks for years, making models of everything that comes to mind and filling up your house with your original brick designs, but you still do...

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The LEGO Ghostbusters Movie

[http://youtu.be/0Ie6SkvfZCw] (YouTube link)Monsieur Caron of BrickFun spent all summer working on a LEGO movie version of Ghostbusters. Now that school is about to start, he must go back to teaching history. Bu...

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NYC Choking Posters Get An Artistic Makeover

State laws often require restaurants to have a sign clearly posted in the dining room that shows how to help someone who is choking, and in New York the official poster was designed by the New York Times own Steve Duenes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/19/NYC-Choking-Posters-Get-An-Artistic-Makeover/

The Power of Music

[http://youtu.be/k0KzquDdSM8] (YouTube link)This kid they call Nut is not very good at playing the guitar and singing, but he tries so hard. Is he just a loser? Will he ever make friends playing music? This is a Thai lif...

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Dressy Ducks Down Under

Australian farmer Brian Harrington becomes a water fowl couturier once a year during the "Pied Piper Duck Show" in Sydney. Harrington has participated in the event, a part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, for thirty year...

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Sid And Nancy - The Sitcom

Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen lived fast, died young and made quite an impression during Sid’s few years of fame, but their love never really rang true, and never really seemed worthy of dramatization.John Simon Ri...

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Seven Deadly Catsins

Game designer and illustrator Marija Tiurina gives lives -- sixty-three of them to be exact --to the traditional deadly sins. But instead of humans, cats are the creatures that embody them. The artist explains her though...

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Snapchat

Tom Fonder is finding out what it is like to be old and logical. This is the kind of conversation I have with my kids all the time. The truth is, in today’s high tech world, it doesn’t matter whether a new ap...

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Family Struggles to Fit Sofa inside Tiny Car

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAQlEWqwnaA](Video Link)The sofa is nearly as big as the car. But that doesn't stop this enterprising family from trying to force it in. The Daily Telegraph (warn...

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Spontaneous New York City Collages

New York is a great place to take in the sights, whether you enjoy urban exploration, architecture, or simply people watching, but for some the sights simply aren’t complete without some added touches of their own....

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Dog Awakened By Alarm Clock, Is All Kinds of Unhappy

[http://youtu.be/y5JBR753Ypg]YouTube LinkIf you're keeping score, we have one cat peacefully sleeping on a watermelon. Another cat who, when awakened, needs an exorcism. Now here is this Vizla named Osca...

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Totobot - The Mechanical Neighbor Of Your Dreams

Totobot by D3fstyleNeighbor creation technology has reached new heights thanks to the Totobot 2000, a mechanical marvel capable of changing its neighbors lives with newfangled technology. The original model worked just...

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This Staircase Is A Work of Art

When a client tells an architect they need a stairway and also want to have a sculpture in the same area of the house, most designers would try to create a staircase that could work around the sculpture. Arquitectur...

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Blood, Fingers, and Genes of Fabulous Financial Traders

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staffResearchers are delving into the blood, fingers, and genes of financial traders. Here are so...

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A Gift of Watermelon Pillow

[http://youtu.be/c869cLkW-8Y]YouTube Link"During that summer-- Which may never have been at all; But which has become more real Than the one that was-- Watermelons ruled." --John Tobias*/stro...

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Pikachu Outbreak at Yokohama

[http://youtu.be/ixGXy6lfvsk] (YouTube link)The city of Yokohama, Japan, staged a Pokémon Pikachu Festival last week. It was called  the Pikachu Tairyou Hassei Chu, or “An Outbreak of Pikachus,” w...

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Old Fashioned Modern Computers

Are you in the market for a gearless thinking device? They're the latest electric wonders from Mr. Edison's laboratory. DeviantART member woodguy 32 is your local distributor. He builds modern computers, phone docks, dra...

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Awaken This Cat, Face Demon Possession

[http://youtu.be/70icHxGYTP0]YouTube LinkIf anyone is entertaining the thought of waking this cat in order to have access to the length of their bed, they had better place a call to an exorcist first. V...

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