Archive for January 7th, 2016

Ugg at Those Boots

(Photo: Beth Evans)It's winter, so it's time for some heavy Ugg boots. Ugh at weather and, since this fashion appears to be so widely hated, ugh at these boots, as well.Cartoonist Beth Evans ughed for this photo. You can...

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People Are Awesome (Fitness Edition)

Do you need a little inspiration to get going on your New Year’s resolution to get fit? Then watch the latest compilation from People Are Awesome. This one features folks who are extraordinarily fit, flexible, stro...

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Wookiee Cookies - The Taste Will Make You Grow Hair On Your Chest!

Wookiee Cookies by OutlawalienHey kids! Do you love chomping on delicious cookies by the bagful? Then you'll love Wookiee Cookies, because each bag is Wookiee sized, so they'll never run out! Wookiee Cookies have that o...

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Taxidermied Duck Lamp

Sebastian Errazuriz is an inventive artist and designer whose work we've featured extensively. He's always got a new, usually surreal take on the objects that should fill our lives. In the past, we've seen his coffin tha...

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19 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of IKEA Employees

You might find this hard to believe, but I’ve never been to an IKEA store. However, having been on the internet, I am at least somewhat familiar with the concept. And after reading this list, I might even be able t...

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This Wall Protects the Village from Avalanches

(Photo: Ismennt)Flateyri is a fishing village of 300 people in northwestern Iceland. In 1995, it was devastated by an avalanche from the neighboring mountain of Kollahvilft that killed 20 people. This was the second dead...

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One Person Enters Contest, Wins Big

Bay City, Michigan, concocted a contest to celebrate the city’s 150th anniversary and promote participation in city events. Anyone who attended 25 events would be eligible to enter a drawing for a prize package wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/One-Person-Enters-Contest-Wins-Big/

You Can Buy Cow Poops on Amazon.com

When Deepak Singh was growing up in India, his father would sometimes take him and his siblings to the village where he grew up. He wanted his kids to understand how rural poor people lived in order to appreciate the eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/You-Can-Buy-Cow-Poops-on-Amazoncom/

Wastewater Plant In Baltimore Infested With Hundreds Of Millions Of Spiders

Spiders don't know that many humans are terrified of them, nor do they heed the traditional "less than a million babies per mom" rule humans find easy to follow.So when spiders are left undisturbed inside a structure hum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/Wastewater-Plant-In-Baltimore-Infested-With-Hundreds-Of-Millions-Of-Spiders/

Los Angeles El Niño Nature Migration

The recent El Niño-fueled rainstorms in Los Angeles caused quite a bit of damage. In one Los Angeles neighborhood, it also brought out a strange and rare wildlife movement. Sir David Attenborough narrates the migr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/Los-Angeles-El-Nio-Nature-Migration/

This McDonald's In Maine Is Built Into A Colonial House

Freeport, Maine isn't the kind of town where franchisees build fast food joints like McDonald's all willy-nilly, with giant golden arches and clowny architecture ruining the classic look of that colonial town.In fact, Fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/This-McDonalds-In-Maine-Is-Built-Into-A-Colonial-House/

Balablok

The animated short Balablok looks at human nature, in the form of little shapes with legs. Czech animator Břetislav Pojar’s award-winning 1972 film is as relevant today as ever.[https://youtu.be/p5bF0tKwAVU] (YouT...

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28 Authors on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Image: VultureHave you ever looked up after reading a book and felt as if the contents so moved you that the act of reading the text was a life- or mind-altering experience? Such a feeling doesn't strike very of...

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Tatooine Tours - See The Dune Sea By Sandcrawler!

Tatooine Tours by Cory Freeman DesignIf you want to visit a lush, green forest full of cute little bear people and quaint tree house lodges then you're headed to the moon of Endor, have a fun trip! However, if you're on...

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Man is Excited When the River Returns

Weather extremes Down Under are mind bending. You don’t really understand what a drought is until your local river has been bone dry for four years. That was the situation in McKinley, Queensland, Australi...

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A Colorful Graph That Shows Most Likely Cause Of Death By Age

Colorful graphs always look like a lot of fun, but then you find out what sort of statistic the graph is depicting and the bright and cheery colors don't really matter anymore.The wonderful rainbow colored waves on this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/A-Colorful-Graph-That-Shows-Most-Likely-Cause-Of-Death-By-Age/

Beetles on Exhibit

This display was spotted at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The same thing can be seen at a few other museums around the world if you look closely enough. Museum curators are a wacky bunch, according to one comm...

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Cats Versus Dogs By Bird Born

Lots of comics deal with the differences between cats and dogs, since they are the most popular pets for pencil jockeys, but there has never been a collection of difference drawings quite like this series by Bird Born.Th...

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Taiwanese Animators on the Oregon Militia Standoff

It’s been a while since we posted a clip from Next Media Animation, but this news story has so many factors to address that a short computer-animated cartoon with hardly any English is suddenly the fastest way to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/Taiwanese-Animators-on-the-Oregon-Militia-Standoff/

Couple Builds 172-Square-Foot Tiny Home to Include a Tiny Elevator For Their Dog

Judy Pratt and Nicky Duenkel reside in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Yet when Judy retired, the couple reconsidered their lifestyle. They wanted their relationship to be the focus of their lives, yet their monthly bills nece...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/Couple-Builds-172-Square-Foot-Tiny-Home-to-Include-a-Tiny-Elevator-For-Their-Dog/

Contractually Obligated to Suck

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from Ernie Smith, the editor of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another life, he ran ShortFormBlog.Actors, musicians, and com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/Contractually-Obligated-to-Suck/

Przemek Krawczyński's Mystical Gourd Lamps

Przemek Krawczyński's gourds are radically different from any that I've ever seen before. From his studio in Lodz, Poland, he takes the dried fruits and crafts them into beautiful lamps that cast mesmerizing shadows on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/Przemek-Krawczynski-Mystical-Gourd-Lamps/

Then vs. Now: Watching a New Star Wars Movie

Things have changed a lot in the last 40 years. Julia Lepetit of Dorkly contrasts the experience of watching the original Star Wars trilogy with the experience we have with The Force Awakens. There was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/Then-vs-Now-Watching-a-New-Star-Wars-Movie/

A Handy Chair

(Photo: Adam Wiseman)Mexican artist Pedro Reyes and his wife, fashion designer Carla Fernández, are renovating and redesigning their home in Mexico City. Among the features that they're putting in place in the old...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/A-Handy-Chair/

Bad Girls Go To Arkham - Harley Is A Clown's Best Friend

Bad Girls Go To Arkham by UrsulalopezYou can't blame a girl for falling in love with a guy as dashing and debonair as Mister J, but it's hard to believe Harley has gone so far down the rabbit hole in such a short time....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/Bad-Girls-Go-To-Arkham-Harley-Is-A-Clowns-Best-Friend/

29 Random Ways That Major Characters Got Written Out of Movie Sequels

Ripley and Hicks in Aliens (1986) | Image: Twentieth Century FoxThe number of factors that are involved in whether a movie character is written out of a subsequent script can be huge. Maybe the actor was a night...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/29-Random-Ways-That-Major-Characters-Got-Written-Out-of-Movie-Sequels/

Chocolate Bacon Shot Glasses

Food blogger Through the Eyes of My Belly offers up her first blog post and boy is it a doozy! She carefully wrapped bacon strips around foil molds, then baked them solid. She then coated the interior with chocolate and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/07/Chocolate-Bacon-Shot-Glasses/




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