Archive for November 19th, 2014

I Believe I Can Fly . . . With These Enormous Ears

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O35xmNO-Dg8](Video Link)MJ, a beagle puppy, is ready to fly, held aloft by his enormous ears as he sings the R. Kelly song "I Believe I Can Fly." I believe in you, too, MJ.[http://www.yout...

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Engagement Photos So Awkward, One Fears for the Wedding

Image: Buzzfeed This collection of engagement photos includes some unbelievably awkward moments. It's hard to imagine the conversations or ideas that could have led to such photo fiascos. Were some of...

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The Hole

[http://youtu.be/bAIbvlobWDM] (YouTube link)There’s a hole in the floor. No one knows why it’s there, how deep it is, where it goes, and what’s lurking down at the bottom. But as time goes by, we get a...

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Life Lessons from the Animal Kingdom

(Jim Benton)To some people, you’re bacon—and that’s not a compliment. Jim Benton reminds us that not everyone who is friendly to you is a friend. Now eat your dinner. We’ve prepar...

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62 Last Name Meanings

[http://youtu.be/AevrQFoIPsY] (YouTube link)Do you know where your last name comes from, or what it originally meant? In this week’s mental_floss List Show, host John Green runs down the origins and meanings of 62...

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NintendO.G. - The Crest Of A Real Hardcore Gamer

NintendO.G. by Dann MatthewsDo you remember the click of the zapper's trigger as you shot those pixelated ducks out of the virtual sky? Then you're a NintendO.G., one of the original console gamers who braved the wilds...

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Unusual Foods From Around the World

Casu Marzu, found mostly in Sardinia and Corsica, is a cheese infested with maggots, which are capable of jumping up to half a foot when disturbedThis grouping of foods from countries all over the globe is not o...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Dance-Off

[http://youtu.be/ytZFm1NW5MM] (YouTube link)The movie Guardians of the Galaxy really should have had more dancing in it. It could have! In this clip from the film’s blooper reel, the characters don’t...

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Unique Celebrity Portraits By Frank Bauer

Capturing a celebrity’s good side is easy, capturing them as they play a role even easier, but cutting through the standard celeb fare and capturing the very essence/soul of a celeb on film is an extremely tall ord...

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A Golden Retriever Has His Priorities

[http://youtu.be/5iTTNRE-njM] (YouTube link)This canine race course in Finland is designed to test a dog’s obedience, concentration, and speed. First, we see a couple of dogs show us how it’s supposed to be d...

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Sleep Well, Buddy

(Maximumble/Chris Hallbeck)Kids have irrational fears. As parents, it can sometimes take us by surprise what they worry about needlessly.As Chris Hallbeck--a father himself--illustrates, an important tas...

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Giant Panda Frolics in Snow

[http://youtu.be/yBJ2KCoKGSM]YouTube LinkWhen snow fell on November 17 at Toronto Zoo, the staff captured giant panda Da Mao's joyous mood at the sight of it. He belly-sledded down a hill, what the zoo c...

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14 Things You May Not Have Known About SpongeBob SquarePants

You know a lot about Spongebob Squarepants: he lives in a pineapple under the sea, he is absorbent and yellow and porous, and his best friend is a starfish named Patrick. But how much do you know about the TV show Sp...

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A Guide To Successfully Pooping At Work

We’re all poopers, every last one of us, and many of us spend our weekdays working in businesses full of people, so the idea of pooping at work can be a source of anxiety.Some find workplace bathroom defecation to...

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Awkward Prom Photo

What happened here? Redditor LiterallyWolverine explains that “They told me to go touch the tree and face the camera.” You’d think a photographer would be able to communicate a little b...

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Batmobiles, Past to Future

Hong Kong-based freelance designer David Lo illustrated this graphic series of Batmobiles past and future. Its inception was as a red sedan, only referred to as "his car," in Detective Comics #39 in 1939. From that uncer...

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Mutant Revolution - Marvel At Their Might

Mutant Revolution by In Stank We TrustMost mutants thought of Magneto as a bit of a crackpot, and his insane theories about subjugation and eradication via Sentinel robots sounded like the products of a paranoid mind, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/19/Mutant-Revolution-Marvel-At-Their-Might/

Ride the Skyscraper

[http://youtu.be/1gK5MWQ__Ns] (YouTube link)A new theme park in Orlando, Florida, called Skyplex is scheduled to break ground in 2015 and open in 2017. The signature thrill ride will be the tallest roller coaster in the...

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Family Of Guardians Fans Created This Amazingly Detailed Groot Swing

What is a geeky family to do when their collective love of Groot cannot be contained indoors? Why, build a life sized Groot swing, of course!A family in the UK built this amazingly detailed Groot swing for an upcoming sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/19/Family-Of-Guardians-Fans-Created-This-Amazingly-Detailed-Groot-Swing/

Covered in Paint

[http://youtu.be/uVDNNoEk4PI] (YouTube link)They got paint in on their faces, in their hair, all over their clothes, and apparently, all over the downstairs. These boys are in big trouble. Dad tries his best to...

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Don't Eat That, John! -- The Rice Krispie Treat Pizza

Don't That John! is my ongoing series of daring experiments that push the envelope of culinary science and, dare I say, human achievement. In the past, I've made a taco pizza, a Taco Bell Doritos taco smoothie, and a Fre...

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Turkeys Take Their Thanksgiving Protest To The Streets

Every year millions of turkeys are plucked, roasted and served up with a smile on Thanksgiving day, and they’ve apparently had enough of our barbaric holiday traditions.Turkeys are gobblin’ mad about being se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/19/Turkeys-Take-Their-Thanksgiving-Protest-To-The-Streets/

The United States of Thanksgiving

Fifty states, fifty-two recipes: The New York Times looked for Thanksgiving dishes from each state (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) that say something about the state or its unique cuisine. Russian Salmon Pie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/19/The-United-States-of-Thanksgiving/

A Train So Luxurious, You Can Ride in a Bathtub

(Photo: Rovos Rail)If you're trying to get between Point A and Point B as quickly as possible, then South Africa's Rovos Rail isn't for you. It offers luxurious tours across southern Africa, hauled by one of several rest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/19/A-Train-So-Luxurious-You-Can-Ride-in-a-Bathtub/

Fan-made Millennium Falcon

Thomas Richner is a Star Wars fan. A crafty Star Wars fan with some spare time. He spent 140 hours building an elaborate replica of the Millennium Falcon out of cardboard, internal stru...

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Tetris Theme Played on a Pinball Machine Piano

(Photo: Player Piano)This wonder of musical craftsmanship is the Player Piano, a functional piano and pinball machine. Insert quarters and watch master pianist Sonya Belousova wow you with high scoring performances.[http...

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