Archive for February 23rd, 2015

Butterfly Swarm

(Photo: National Geographic/Steffen Reichle)National Geographic offers a larger version of this image as a downloadable computer wallpaper. Steffen Reichle's incredible shot shows a swa...

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Trust Me I'm A Doctor - From Zed To Dead

Trust Me I'm A Doctor by KingsAndQueensMedical professionals are hard to come by on Pandora, but there's one quack out there who will patch you up real good for the right price...as long as he's not currently in the mar...

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47 Alternatives to Wikipedia

Image: WikipediaMany internet users turn to Wikipedia as a quick reference when they're looking for an overview of information or a starting point to seek additional sources. The article linked below lists 47 ot...

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What Star Wars Characters Are Called in French

(James Chapman)Millénium Condor? That totally would have worked, even in English. And Chewie is a Chico for sure. But Jabba the Woodsman? Maybe the French version has a different backstor...

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Beware Weird Ice Formations

The confluence of a slanted awning, a blanket of snow, icicles, and a slight melt produced this lethal trap waiting to skewer any tall person coming out of the door. Or any short person who stands on a few inches of hard...

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This Dog Agrees: Your Music Needs More Cowbell

The American rock band Blue Öyster Cult’s iconic song “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” features, oddly, the use of a cowbell. This led to the development of More Cowbell, one of the greatest Sat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/23/This-Dog-Agrees-Your-Music-Needs-More-Cowbell/

Tyrolean Night is the Ultimate Mountain Top Selfie

Photo: Torsten Muehlbacher/National Geographic Your Shot Austrian photographer Torsten Muehlbacher took this selfie to end all selfies. The photo above, submitted to National Geographic Your S...

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Solar Love

(Ryan Selby)The Sun loves us. It can't imagine living without us. And it won't.Eventually, our star will age, expand into a red giant, and kill us. I'm not, strictly speaking, a "scientist," but I'm gues...

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(Good Bye) PMS

[http://youtu.be/zMuscKEmV3I] (YouTube link)You know how things get crazy when that old devil PMS shows up? K-Pop singer Lizzy and comedian Park Myeong-Su (notice his initials) star in this bonkers music video in which L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/23/Good-Bye-PMS/

Artist Creates Charming Cartoon Characters From Baby Photos

In her most recent project, Costa Rica-based artist Maria Jose Da Luz transforms pictures of infants and toddlers, which are adorable in their own right, into appealing cartoon characters. Taking the basic expr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/23/Artist-Creates-Charming-Cartoon-Characters-From-Baby-Photos/

Cat-Shaped Eclairs

In Japan, February 22 is, in addition to being  Ninja Day, Cat Day. To celebrate, food and craft blogger Caroline made 6 colorful eclairs shaped like cats (translation). Some of them hold bits of fr...

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Sesame Street Does House of Cards

[http://youtu.be/92NXMtVtv8o] (YouTube link)Sesame Street does a spot-on parody of Netflix’s series House of Cards entitled House of Bricks. Frank Underwolf channels Kevin Spacey as he blows down...

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Twins - A Dragon Double Feature

Twins by Wolfie5150Two heads are better than one they said, ask the wizard to cast a spell and help you grow a second head they said, well Donnie went out and did just that and now he's stuck with an unruly and unwanted...

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Bike Path in Boston Now Features a 40-Foot Snow Tunnel

The Wellington Greenway is a hiking and biking path in Boston, Massachusetts. The MBTA, which is the local government transportation network, removed much of the show that blocked train traffic. It did so by piling the s...

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The World's Only Retirement Home for Cats

There's a place in the UK to which the letters OAP are of utmost importance. The acronym, which to them stands for Old Age Pussycats, is their clientele. This charity, called The Lincolnshire Trust for Cats, believes its...

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Inside Japan's Amazing Automated Bike Lockers

It's an incredible machine that appears to be both fast and easy to use. The rider places his bike in the trench. The machine grabs the bike, lowers it down a central shaft to a designated spot, and parks the bike there....

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Make Life A Bit More Heroic With These 30 Superhero Inspired T-Shirts

Superheroes have gone from obscure characters in the pages of comic books to beloved characters idolized and adored by fans of all ages, as the pop culture world basks in the glory of a superheroic supernova.Want to shar...

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Whodunit: Airport Insecurity

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad.  These mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution? (I...

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19 Wacky Ideas That Were Perfectly Acceptable in the 1960s

Jiggly salads? Groovy. | Image: Flickr/wanderingmagpie / Via Creative Commons It's nothing short of mind boggling what dangerous, politically incorrect and otherwise unacceptable items used to pas...

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70 Years Ago Today: US Marines Raise the American Flag over Mount Suribachi

This photograph, which was taken 70 years ago today, is instantly recognizeable by any American.On February 19, 1945, United States Marines landed on the rocky volcanic island of Iwo Jima in the western Pacific Ocean. Th...

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Mission Impossible: The Raid on Cabanatuan

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again.Saving the forgotten soldiers of World War II.Nearly everybody knows about the bombing of Pearl...

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How Dogs See the World

Humans don't make any sense. They turn up their noses at treats that cats leave on the ground. They vanish for years at a time every day. They voluntarily immerse themselves in water--for pleasure! Thankfully, cartoonist...

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Kids Musical Group's Interpretation of Led Zeppelin Songs Wins Approval of Jimmy Page

[http://youtu.be/JYuOZnAqQCY]YouTube LinkShown here in what is just a rehearsal, musical group Louisville Leopard Percussionists play a medley of three Led Zeppelin songs, ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/23/Kids-Musical-Groups-Interpretation-of-Led-Zeppelin-Songs-Wins-Approval-of-Jimmy-Page/

Kurt Fiction - Double The Danger

Kurt Fiction by JoeFixit2Kurt found himself failing to beat the big boss and finish the story in his usual heroic way, so he reached out for a little help from his friend Kurt. They both had similar faces, but one had a...

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Optical Illusion Bar Stool

Josh Carmody is a furniture designer and builder in Melbourne, Australia. When viewed from the right angle, his Legless Bar Stool looks like a stable, 4-legged stool. But that's only because you're looki...

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10 Years of YouTube

[http://youtu.be/lzC8ftB0qH0] (YouTube link)YouTube just celebrated it’s tenth anniversary. The Daily Conversation put together a retrospective of their biggest hits over the years. It begins with YouTube’s v...

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Chores are Scarier than Jaws

Da dum. Da dum. We're going to need bigger washer and dryer! UK Art Director and artist Sam Gilbey was inspired by the iconic Jaws poster and decided to put together something far, far more terrif...

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