Archive for January 30th, 2016

How Linen Postcards Transformed the Depression Era Into a Hyperreal Dreamland

(Image credit: Robert I. Pitchford)Vintage postcards are so cool. Those who couldn’t afford to travel in the 1930s and ‘40s could dream of the brightly-colored places seen on linen postcards. Curt Teich of Te...

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Realistic Barbie's New Boyfriend: Dad Bod Ken

(Image: Mattel, Will McFadden)Mattel recently announced that Barbie dolls will be available in 4 different body types, not just the original blonde with measurements of 39-18-33 when scaled up to life-size. They include...

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Creep Hacks Baby Monitor And Scares Kid With Spooky Voices

It's one thing to scare your own children by playing pranks on them and sometimes scarring them for life, because they're your family so scare as you see fit, but scaring someone else's child is downright sadistic.One cl...

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JK Rowling Announces Four New Wizarding Schools

A series of posts at Pottermore detailed the identification of four previously-unknown wizarding schools in the Harry Potter universe. JK Rowling introduces us to Ilvermorny, Castelobruxo, Uagadou, and Mahoutoko...

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The Toad Isn't Eating the Bug. The Bug Is Eating the Toad.

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm428RTPLhk](Video Link)The toad spotted the Epomis larva and made lunch plans. His prey looked utterly helpless. All that was necessary was to snatch the slow-moving insect with...

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Cunning And Blue - I Can't Take The Sky From You, But I Can Take Your Hat!

Cunning And Blue by Karen HallionAt first the crew was mighty curious why Mal would let such a crazy little critter on board the Serenity, but as time went on, and Stitch proved his value as a crewmate, everyone came ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/30/Cunning-And-Blue-I-Cant-Take-The-Sky-From-You-But-I-Can-Take-Your-Hat/

24 of Britain’s Best Castles

Probably due to its long and contentious history, it seems like you can’t swing a cat without hitting a castle in Britain. In this list of a couple dozen castles, some are preserved in excellent condition, some are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/30/24-of-Britains-Best-Castles/

Chef Recreates Epic Mexican Meal From ZZ Top Album Tres Hombres

As a kid I remember cracking open my father's copy of ZZ Top's 1973 album Tres Hombres, opening the gatefold sleeve to check out that classic pic of the world's most heavy duty Mexican food meal.The picture was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/30/Chef-Recreates-Epic-Mexican-Meal-From-ZZ-Top-Album-Tres-Hombres/

The Most Manipulative TV Character

When we get hooked on a TV series, the draw is often the bad guy. Sometimes we pull for him, and sometimes we are outraged but still impressed, especially if the bad guy is more clever than the characters surrounding him...

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When Mutant Superpowers Manifest Themselves

Pursuant the Mutant Registration Act, Marisa Arriaga of Cedar Hill, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, must submit to government supervision. She might have avoided that fate, had she not recorded her amazing abilities last June...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/30/When-Mutant-Superpowers-Manifest-Themselves/

The Universe’s Best-Dressed Spiritual Leader

Ernest and Ruth Norman founded the Unarius Academy of Science in 1954. It’s a philosophy that includes reincarnation, extraterrestrials, and visions of utopia. From Ernest’s death in 1971 to her own passing i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/30/The-Universes-Best-Dressed-Spiritual-Leader/

A Man and His Cube Companion

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=703BXa3o5eM] (Video Link)The good people of Kuma Films travel around the world, documenting the amazing physical abilities of people. They demonstrate that dance is not something limited...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/30/A-Man-and-His-Cube-Companion/

Valentine's Day Cookie Recipes That Will Win You Points With Your Sweetie

Cherry chocolate macarons | Image and recipe: Annie's EatsI could say that one sure way to both a woman and a man's heart is through their stomach. And you could argue with me. But tell me... if you surprised yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/30/Valentines-Day-Cookie-Recipes-That-Will-Win-You-Points-With-Your-Sweetie/
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