Archive for November 16th, 2015

The Hobbit Flipbook Drawn onto the Pages of The Hobbit

Flipbooks are a fun and underappreciated artform. We love them! And if you do, too, you may wish to visit the Undercover Festival of Flipbooks in Darlington, County Durham, UK. It takes place between October 23 and Novem...

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Mog’s Christmas Calamity

Mog is a fat cat who stars in a series of children’s books by Judith Kerr, published between 1970 and 2002. Mog is also the star of the Christmas ad campaign for the British supermarket Sainsbury's. The sweet anima...

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BB-8 Droid Quesadillas and 16 Other Star Wars Fan Foods

It's brilliant! And I have a chance of being able to make it successfully!Jamie Harrington of the food, craft, and parenting blog Totally the Bomb made quesadillas that will let BB-8 roll right into your heart and stomac...

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Multimedia Artists Bring Kids' Wacky Monster Drawings To Life

Kids who aren't mortally afraid of monsters accept that monsters can also be quite whimsical, and when they put their idea of a wacky monster down on paper the silly ideas flow like fingerpaint.The horns, fangs, fur, cra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/16/Multimedia-Artists-Bring-Kids-Wacky-Monster-Drawings-To-Life/

Backpacks Inspired by Baroque Architecture

Konstantin Kofta, a Ukrainian designer, has created Arxi--a line of backpacks that look like they've been sliced off restored Baroque buildings. These classical shapes are ideal because, Kofta explains, "the forms and fo...

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How One Man’s Face Became Another Man’s Face

Left, Patrick Hardison before the fire. Right, donor David Rodebaugh.Patrick Hardison was a part-time firefighter in Mississippi. In 2001, a burning roof collapsed on him and ruined his face. He was left without...

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Out of the Crooked Timber of Humanity, No Straight Thing Was Ever Made

(Perry Bible Fellowship/Nicholas Gurewitch)The hilarious and insightful webcomic Perry Bible Fellowship is gradually returning after a long hiatus. It was worth the wait. Pinnochio, Data, and the Tin Man would have been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/16/Out-of-the-Crooked-Timber-of-Humanity-No-Straight-Thing-Was-Ever-Made/

RESERVOIR FOES - Stuck In The Middle With Mumm-Ra

RESERVOIR FOES by SkullpyThey were the coolest band of creeps in the cartoon universe, five ugly guys with an equally ugly mission- to make those good guys bark like little dogs. But the decks were stacked against them,...

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The ’80s!

You’re about to enter the era of the 1980s, in all its sparkly, bouffant, brightly colored (if degraded) glory, as told through TV ads you may or may not remember …but you’ll never forget the song.[htt...

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Creepy Photo Series About The Soul Sucking Nature Of Smartphones

The integration of smartphones into our daily lives has proven to be too much for some people to handle, and now they're driving, walking into busy intersections and doing other things requiring full attention while star...

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The World's First Car Vending Machine

SLIDESHOW Take a sneak peek of @Carvana's #Nashville car vending machine. https://t.co/4j9JvFmyNh— NashvilleBizJournal (@nashvillebiz) November 16, 2015Stick a coin into the slot. The machine activates and pulls...

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The Grossest Fictional Dishes of All Time

Even in the nicest of movies, you might run across a scene about food that will suddenly have you heaving just a little. They do that to make you remember that movie long after the plot has faded in your mind. We all rec...

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Esquire's Sex Columnist Answers 13 Funny Sex Questions

(Image Link)Sex is one topic that is always awkward to talk about, and no matter how comfortable you feel about the topic chances are those you speak to often feels awkward about sex talk.But Esquire's sexpert Stacey Gre...

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Instagram & T-Shirt Winners

Hyrule Camping Company by Jango Snow, photo: elizabeth_panos/Instagram Central City Running Club by Alecxps, photo: klqheat/...

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Photos of the Boys Who Became The Rolling Stones

(Photo: Ninian Reid)On the left is Mick Jagger, age 9. On the right is Mick Jagger, age 72. Despite the 63-year gap, the resemblance is striking. The eyes and the grin are the same. And at any age, he looks pretty sharp...

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Kitten Bullies Husky

This kitten is in training to be a badass. And she thinks she already is. Watch her whip up on this big old Siberian husky and show her who’s the boss.[https://youtu.be/x-SKgtSg7Aw] (YouTube link)The perspective fr...

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This Mug Is Designed to Keep Your Coffee Hot and Hold a Donut

Designer Tom Medwin calls his invention "The Best Morning Ever." It's a single-cup way to start the day right. The cup holds your coffee (or other drink, I suppose, if you're some sort of uncivilized savage) and a donut...

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A Raccoon Version Of Whack-A-Mole

Raccoons are one of the most playful animals on the planet, and their odd sense of humor makes for some really funny footage when humans are lucky enough to catch their antics on camera.They're also one of the most curio...

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Mil-Millennium Falcon - It Gets Better With Age

Mil-Millenium Falcon by WirdouFans are always showing heroes like Luke, Leia and Han lots of love, but nobody seems to have the time of day for the ship that made all their adventures possible. That old ship used to be...

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Whodunit: A Lapse in Security

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? Pr...

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You Can Pay for Parking Tickets with Canned Food

(Photo: Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader)If you get a parking ticket in Lexington, Kentucky, you can pay your fine in canned goods. This program, which runs from November 16-December 18, is called "Food for Fines....

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Neighborhood Kitty

Melanie Hill of the WILD Foundation lives close to nature. A camera trap in her yard near Boulder, Colorado, caught this photograph on November 4."I got this camera trap to document the bear activity in our yard (unsucce...

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The Most Annoying People on the Airplane

Image: DtomEnvision the last time a fellow passenger on an airline flight you took annoyed you. What was their infraction of your personal airline passenger code of conduct? Prior to reading the linked...

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The Strangest Airbnb Rentals Ever

From dirt backyards to grounded boats, there are some strange Airbnb rentals out there. The gamut of listings on the site absolutely runs from good to bad, but there are strange things going on both sides.There are some...

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Deaths on the Throne

Death could come at anytime -or anywhere. Here are some folks who met death while on the toilet or because of the toilet, from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids.WHO: Roma...

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When the Army Put Price Tags on Its Equipment

(Image: The News-Herald of Franklin, Pennsylvania--Dec. 14, 1951)In 1951, the US Army wanted its soldiers to be more careful with the upkeep of their equipment. Although they didn't have to pay for their arms, t...

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Cringeworthy Facebook Posts That Will Make You Want To Quit Social Media

Facebook is full of cringeworthy content, and sometimes it seems impossible to look through your news feed without seeing some ridiculous post that make you shake your head and say "Why, Facebook, WHY?!"(Image Link)These...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/16/Cringeworthy-Facebook-Posts-That-Will-Make-You-Want-To-Quit-Social-Media/

Three-Eared Cat

(Image credit: Feline Care Cat Rescue)They named this cat Brian after the man who found him, but they should name him Captain Kirk. See, he’s got a left ear, and a right ear, and then a final front ear. (badum chin...

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39 Steps to Being a Gentleman

(Image: BBC)Gentleman's Life, a British magazine, lists the essentials on a quiz that I have failed miserably. For example, it is only now that I realize that I have been ill-mannered to gamekeepers at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/16/39-Steps-to-Being-a-Gentleman/

Smoldering Helmet - That's A Good Look For You, Lord Vader!

Smoldering Helmet by Captain RibManThe last time we saw old Darth he was nothing but a smoldering helmet, but is believing he's dead part of his sinister Sith plan? The dark side of the Force is all about making foul pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/16/Smoldering-Helmet-Thats-A-Good-Look-For-You-Lord-Vader/










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