The Nuclear War Fun Book

Kids, are you bored? Try nuclear war. You'll have a blast! In 1982, back when a global nuclear war seemed highly possible, if not likely, Victor Langer, Walter Thomas, and Brent Richardson published this fun activity book for kids. It's a tongue-in-cheek guide to life after the end of the world that features games like Mark the Mutant and Radioactive Tag. There are fashion tips and bomb shelter supply lists that all of us 80s kids knew well. You can see more pages at Flashbak.

Content warning: a tiny bit of artistic nudity.


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Chocobro - He's Rushing Phi Beta Kweh


Chocobro by Versiris

Chocobos who stay out in the field transporting fantasy adventurers and earning some kweh like to keep things professional and polite. And then there are those chocobros, those lazy party birds who live under mommy and daddy chocobo's roof, blow off finals and spend all their time sipping Tonberry ale and trying to score with chicks. They're the most annoying type of chocobo you'll encounter on Gaia, and if you run into one you should treat them like a Shinra soldier and give them a swift limit break smackdown!

Add some final fantasy funny to your geeky wardrobe with this Chocobro t-shirt by Versiris, it's totally kweh and most bros you encounter in the real world will be totally confused by the design, earning you bonus XP!

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Attempting to Load a Vehicle on a Ship

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When you have to load a truck onto a ship, and all you have is a narrow pier instead of a cargo loading dock, you do what you have to do. I wouldn’t consider this for one second, but then, I don’t have to load a truck on a ship from a pier. This was recorded somewhere in Brazil. -via reddit


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Libretto: "The Jargon Opera"

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.

A jargon-free mini-opera in 4 acts
Words by Marc Abrahams

This opera had its premiere Thursday evening, October 3, at the 2002 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard's Sanders Theatre.

The Original Cast

Opera Director: Margot Button
Singers: Margot Button, Jane Tankersley, and Michelle French, accompanied gamely by Nobel Laureates Richard Roberts, William Lipscomb, and Dudley Herschbach
Pianist: Greg Neil (playing with a broken hand!)
Narrator: Karen Hopkin

ACT 1 -- Listen Up!

NARRATOR (spoken): The 87th First Annual Meeting of the International Jargon Conference is about to begin! The first scheduled event is a breakfast session. As the opera starts, the conferees are busy substituting food for thought. Let's join them now, as the secretary calls the conference to order.

[MUSIC: Prokofiev's "March From The Love of 3 Oranges"]

[NOTE: The CONFEREES are always munching on food, except at those few moments when they are actually saying something. So are the CONFERENCE SECRETARY and the CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSON. Some of the CONFEREES also are taking notes, or at least pretending to.]



CONFERENCE SECRETARY:
Listen up! Listen up! Finish eating -- listen up!
Listen up! Listen up! Listen up!

CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSON:
Listen up, now, Jargon Conferees!
I will shout
All about
How to say
In the most grand sort of way
Anything nasty or gray.
Just use a...
Cliché.

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Chess Pieces for Modern Times

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The Annoying Friend and the Hummer need to get together. But they'd be able to work well together only if Annoying Friend has a space large enough to park the Hummer.

The most irritating chess piece is the one that doesn't move, but expects everyone on the board to move around him.


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Evolution of the Bikini


Now that summer is unofficially here, you might be thinking about getting a swimsuit. Good luck! Summer clothing sold out a month ago. I tried to find a pair of good sandals and the local store had nothing close to my size.

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Oh well, watch this video, which should be called The Evolution of the Swimsuit, as only about half of them are bikinis, and wish you could get one from the 1940s. (via Viral Viral Videos)


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If Movie Characters Said What Their Actors Have Tweeted

It’s a good thing most characters portrayed by actors in movies don’t act anything like the actors themselves, because if their characters spouted the inane lines celebs like Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin have Tweeted out to the world those hit movies would have bombed!

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CollegeHumor presents an animated portrayal of what it would look like if, say, Maximus from Gladiator gave a rally cry that included "Circumcision is stupid! Babies are perfeeeeeeect!"

It kinda makes you wonder what the heck those famous folks were thinking when they sent out such bizarre Tweets, but I think Fast & Furious would have been improved by the addition of Vin, Michelle and Tyrese's Tweets.


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Americans Heroes Buried in the Netherlands are Not Forgotten

On Sunday, people gathered at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten to observe Memorial Day, as they have for 70 years. Those buried there were the liberators of the Dutch in World War II. Each American grave was “adopted” by a Dutch, Belgian, or German family who has tended it ever since. There are people on a waiting list to became grave caretakers if they are ever needed to take over.

At the cemetery’s annual commemoration, 6,000 people poured onto the 65-acre burial grounds just a few miles from the German border, including scores of descendants of American war dead who had traveled here from all over the United States. They were eager to pay tribute to parents or grandparents who had died to defeat the Nazis. But they also wanted to thank the Dutch families who had been tending the graves of their loved ones, often passing the responsibility from one generation to the next.

The Washington Post has the story of the cemetery’s founding in 1944, and tales from some of the descendants of those buried there, and of the caretakers of the graves. You may wish to bring a hankie as you read about the way the Dutch feel about the Allies who saved them so many years ago. -via Metafilter (where you'll find even more stories)

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Minor Tweaks To Disney Movies That Change The Whole Plot

Disney’s animated features rely on paper thin plots to make the magic happen, and what they lack in believability they more than make up for in character appeal and emotional effect.

But a thin plot means the whole storyline can come crashing down with one minor change, like showing what led up to Bambi’s mother getting blasted.

Dorkly's Andrew Bridgman and illustrator Paul Westover demonstrate how easy it is to turn Disney movies into a completely different kind of movie with one minor tweak.

Kinda takes the feel good fun outta the whole thing, now don’t it?!

See 7 Tweaks To Disney Films That Would Change Everything here


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15 Things You Might Not Know About Thelma & Louise

Thelma and Louise was a 1991 road trip film with a difference: the two road buddies were played by women (Susan Saradon and Geena Davis). The adventures they found themselves in all followed from the fact that they were women in a man’s world, but it was far from what most people think of as a “chick flick.” Twenty-four years after its release, let’s look back into the making of the film. There’s a lot to learn, like how that astonishingly hot young unknown actor ended up in the middle of it. Credit Geena Davis.  

3. GEORGE CLOONEY AUDITIONED FIVE TIMES TO PLAY J.D.

Clooney was on the short list for the role that eventually went to Brad Pitt, and became his big break. “The funniest thing is, I didn’t watch that movie for a long time,” Clooney admitted during a Q&A at the Telluride Film Festival. “I was really stuck doing a lot of bad TV at that time. And I had auditioned and auditioned, and it got right down to Brad and I, and he got it. And I just couldn’t watch that movie for a couple of years ... When I saw it, I thought actually that was the right choice. [Brad] was really good in it, and I would have f***ed it up somehow."

4. BRAD PITT WAS PAID $6,000 FOR HIS WORK IN THE FILM.

That was in 1991. Just five years later, he earned $10 million for his work in Barry Levinson's Sleepers.

5. GEENA DAVIS HAD A HAND IN CASTING PITT.

Geena Davis admitted that she kept messing up her lines when auditioning with Pitt because he was so attractive. When Scott and the casting director were discussing who to cast, she reportedly jumped in: "The blond one. Duh!” Julie Strain was hired to play Davis’ body double in the movie, but Davis opted to shoot her sex scene with Pitt directly.

There’s lots more, covering the script, casting, and the ending they did not use, which you can see in the article at mental_floss.


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The Casebook Of Nips And Porkington

Nips and Porkington are pigs in every sense of the word- they’re cops and one is actually a pig, so he's a pig in two ways. I'm not sure if he's also a slob, but if he is then that makes three ways in which Porkington is a pig.

Okay, so Nips and Porkington are pigs in either one, two or three ways, if that’s not every sense of the word then please excuse my misuse of an idiom and let’s move on.

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Nips and Porkington are the stars of their own animated short called The Casebook Of Nips And Porkington, which was created by an extremely talented individual named Melody Wang.

Hopefully Melody will share some more animated animal adventures with us in the near future, but for now we'll have to make do with this enchanting short.


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Halo vs. Call of Duty

We’ve seen plenty of “video game invades real life” videos, but this takes it up a notch with over-the-top violence and destruction, even though it all takes place at Grandma’s house. Contains a little NSFW language. And plenty of subtle references for hardcore players.

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It’s from Danny and Michael Philippou, twin brothers from Adelaide, Australia (previously at Neatorama), who do this for fun even though many of the stunts are really dangerous.  

The Philippou brothers refuse to put ads on their videos. They’ve now received funding from Screen Australia, Australia's national film support agency. If you liked this, you might want to check out their other videos. -via reddit


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Trek Boys - They're Beaming Up The Savings!


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They're the three best friends your starship ever had- Scotty, Geordi and that other guy from Enterprise, what was his name again? Oh yeah, Charles Tucker, that's it. Scotty, Geordi and Tucker are always ready to perform their Federation duties by beaming the crew back aboard the ship, advising their various captains about any possible technical difficulties, and generally making sure those galaxy-class starships keep running smoothly. So if you're planning a trek across space make sure you bring the Trek Boys along for the ride!

Show some love for your favorite chief engineers with this Trek Boys t-shirt by djkopet, it's one great shirt you won't have to trek across the galaxy to get, because it's right here in the NeatoShop!

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Whodunit: The Emery Emerald

The following is a Whodunit by Hy ConradThese 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?

(Image credit: Flickr user MAURO CATEB)

Mrs. Emery was disappointed. She had assumed that dealers at a gem exposition would know how to dress. But the room was filled with fashion mistakes. Rodney Dipp from Boston had on a polyester shirt; not the good, new kind of polyester, but something left over from the seventies. Julia Kidd from Atlanta wore sneakers and something resembling an upscale jogging suit. Even Klaus Braun from Diisseldorf, usually known for his style, was wearing one brown sock and one blue sock.

"Well, at least I'm maintaining my standards," Mrs. Emery huffed as she laid out her unmounted gems.

The display was not as impressive as it had been in years past. The only great gem she had left for sale was an exquisite emerald. She did her best, nestling the brilliant stone in an arrangement of loose gems—aquamarines, sapphires of poor color, lowly garnets, and a few bloodstones—hoping that the emerald's luster might somehow reflect into the lesser stones.

The theft took place during a diversion. A minor but noisy traffic accident drew the crowd out onto the street. When the insatiably curious Mrs. Emery returned to her display table, she found it all gone—everything from the almost worthless garnets up to the most prized gem at the show, her beloved emerald.

"The thief obviously had an accomplice," the police captain told the robbed gem dealer. "Someone who staged the diversion. Unfortunately, we don't know who that was. But we do have this."

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These 30 Horror Themed T-Shirts Are A Real Scream! (And You Can Win One Too!)

Horror fans like movies that bring some bloody thrills and chills into their lives, and they can't get enough of the jump scares, the dark humor and, of course, the deadly terror.

Horror fan-atics should head to the NeatoShop for all their ghoulish gear, where you'll find a frightfully fun assortment of t-shirts featuring your favorite fiends.

But if you can't seem to scratch up the dough to buy a t-shirt then squirm your way to the bottom of this post for your chance to win your very own NeatoShop t-shirt!

Horror movie fans are a pretty wild bunch

King Of The Horror by Ninjaink

And they come in all shapes and sizes, even pill shaped!

Mini Evil by Chip Skelton

Some fans are squeamish and easily scared, while others soak up the scares and adore the gore

Appetite For Flesh by Letter-Q Artwork

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Towel Day on the ISS

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Wherever you go today, don’t forget your towel! Today is Towel Day, a date set aside to remember author Douglas Adams and his works, particularly The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. For the occasion, the astronauts of the European Space Agency (ESA) show how they celebrate on the International Space Station. Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (previously at Neatorama) reads about the importance of the towel from The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy while floating in space. Don’t panic!


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100 Photos of the Making of the Star Wars Trilogy

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Vintage Everyday recently assembled a great collection of behind-the-scenes photos from the sets of the Star Wars trilogy. There's a little bit of everything and everyone here, from George to Greedo, (bikinied) Carrie to Calrissian and Tatooine to Tauntaun. Check out all 100 photos here. 


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Mario Kart: Fury Road

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When everything goes to hell in the Mushroom Kingdom the denizens of that colorful land will have to kart for survival, or fall to the flying shells.

Mad Max: Fury Road isn’t meant to be a particularly funny film, but add a few visual effects, a few characters and silly sound effects from Mario Kart 64 and you’ve got a wasteland full of laughs.

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YouTube user sundbergkr doesn't rely on over-the-top gags or comically misspliced clips to deliver the comedy in Mario Kart: Fury Road, and the end result is a mashup that's simply funny!

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Remembering the “Forgotten War”

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces.

The battle over the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. lasted longer -and at time seemed more contentious- than the war itself.

THE FORGOTTEN WAR

In June 1950, President Harry S. Truman agreed to send U.S. troops to Korea to fight the North Korean army. Three years later, a truce was signed between North and South Korea, -a truce that remains uneasy to this day- the fighting stopped, and U.S. troops went home.

Compared to what the United States had experienced during World War II, the Korean War seemed like a mere dalliance. Some insisted on deeming it a “conflict” and even Truman called it a “police action.” More than one soldier has told the story of how, on returning home, old friends would say “Where have you been? Haven’t seen you around lately.” When the soldier explained that he’d been in Korea, his pals responded with blank looks. Many folks stateside had never heard of the place, let alone that a war had been raging there for three solid years.



Yet in those three years, American casualties in Korea numbered more than 54,000 dead, 8,000 missing in action, and 100,000 wounded. Hundreds of thousands of American men and women served and fought in the Korean War. Something needed to be done to commemorate their bravery, to honor their service. America needed to build a Korean War memorial in Washington, D.C.

HERE’S AN IDEA- OR TWO

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Clutch of Robin Eggs Hatch in Engine Compartment of a Moving Car

(Photos: Toyota)

Dave Marchant of Henley, Somerset, UK drove his Toyota Land Cruiser about 250 miles, then checked the oil level. Under the hood he found six robin chicks. Their mother had departed, but her babies remained.

Marchant says that he won't drive the car until the robins have grown up and left the nest of their own will. It looks like they're already making progress in that task.

-via Nothing to Do with Aborath

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Osama Bin Laden's Application for Joining Al Qaeda

(Fully Translated)
(TN: Each page has a watermark that reads as follows, “The
Security Committee – al-Qa’ida Organization” “O ye people of
faith, be vigilant.”)
In the name of Allah the compassionate and merciful
Important remarks before you fill in the application:
1. Please answer the required information accurately and
truthfully.
2. Please write clearly and legibly.
3. If you do not speak Arabic, please answer in the language you
know.
4. Please refrain from sharing the information you provide on
the application with each other because it is a trust to
Almighty Allah.
5. You should know that the review of this application form is
limited to the concerned individuals only.
6. If you would like to discuss any further issue, please tell
your direct brother supervisor.
(TN: The following is a blank form:)
Personal Information:
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Name:
Today’s Date (Hijri):..........Today’s Date (A.D.): ..........
Nickname/Alias:
First Name:
Father’s Name:
Grandfather’s Name:
Family Name:
Father’s Occupation:
Number of Family Members:
Age:
Marital status:
Country:
Profession:
Address:........Country:.......City:.........Street:..........

Above is page one of a three-page application to Al Qaeda, one of several documents initially found in bin Laden's possession that were declassified and released Wednesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The other documents released by the ODNI last week are several pieces of private correspondence between Osama bin Laden and his family. Those fascinating papers include letters to and from his daughters and a letter bin Laden wrote to his wife, which he calls his "will."

See the rest of the Al Qaeda application and the other abovementioned documents here.


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Terry Sawchuk Is The Face Of Hockey

Hockey is one of the roughest professional sports, and one of the only sports where players don’t have to tell people which sport they play when out of uniform- because their face does all the talking for them!

One face in particular has come to be known as the face of hockey, and that face belongs to Terry Sawchuk, frankengoalie.

Sawchuk started tending goal pre-1966, when players weren't required to wear masks or head protection of any kind. When safety rules were implemented in 1966 LIFE magazine hired a professional makeup artist to recreat many of the facial injuries Terry had sustained during his sixteen years in the game for this eye opening photo.

The other injuries they couldn't effectively recreate include:

"a slashed eyeball requiring three stitches, a 70% loss of function in his right arm because 60 bone chips were removed from his elbow, and a permanent “sway-back” caused by continual bent-over posture."

Read more about Terry Sawchuk, the face of hockey, here

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10 Ways Big Cats and Domestic Cats Are Similar

Cole and Marmalade teamed up with Big Cat Rescue to illustrate the many ways house cats and big cats are alike.

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However, big cats need bigger diets, bigger prey, and bigger territories. So if you ever decide you want a big cat, do yourself a favor and get a house cat instead. You’ll benefit both a homeless cat you take in and some big cat you don’t take in. Everyone benefits -except the mice in your house. -via Tastefully Offensive

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Lady Justice - Will You Heed The Canary's Call?


Lady Justice by ArtOfCoreyCourts

When you hear the chirping of a canary it tends to make you think of love, peace and nature, but when Dinah hears the canary cry she thinks only of justice. She may look like a bit of a softie, with her fishnet stockings and flowing golden locks, but the Black Canary is anything but gentle on those who dare to commit crimes in Starling City. Think an arrow in the chest is bad? Wait until the Canary sinks her claws into you...

Bring some superheroic style to your geeky wardrobe with this Lady Justice t-shirt by ArtOfCoreyCourts, it's one sharp looking shirt!

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15 of the Coolest Themed Bars in America

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With so many bars and nightclubs located in our myriad great cities here in the U. S., and the incredible competition for patrons between establishments, owners have to work smart. They need at least one draw (and preferably more) to keep people coming in the door. Whether the lure is a classic idea such as with San Francisco's Tonga Room, or a more modern twist, such as Mutts Canine Cantina in Dallas, it needs to be done well, run well and produce the fun well. 

The Lovecraft Bar of Portland, pictured above, takes advantage of the horror master theme to the fullest. Creepy décor catering to a somewhat "goth" crowd. A giant pentagram over the dance floor. Bizarre, old movies and burlesque shows. Drinks strong enough to stir the dead. What could go wrong that wouldn't be considered part of the dark evening?

Check out this listing of cool, themed bars and nightclubs. Have you been to any on the list? Share your experience if you're so inclined. Last summer on an extended stay in San Francisco, my sister and I hung out at the Tonga Room more than once; a bar in which it regularly rains and thunders. A classic spot in the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel, this old-Hollywood, Polynesian tiki lounge — complete with a pool in the middle of the place in which a band plays on a floating raft — is cheesy, kitschy, stocked with delicious food and drink and an absolute blast. 


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Clerk Provides Funny Commentary For That One Time She Was Held At Gunpoint

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Armed robberies are no laughing matter, and if someone is desperate or reckless enough to walk in to a store and steal cash at gunpoint they’re probably not going to appreciate you laughing at their efforts.

But clerks who are lucky enough to survive an armed robbery, especially those who survive by keeping their cool through the robbery, have every right to chuckle about it all after the encounter.

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The clerk delivering the running commentary on this NSFW security video footage sent the video to her sister, meant for her eyes only, and of course the sister immediately posted it online for the world to see.

It's a good thing the clerk handled the robbery like she did, because her cool head and calm manner most likely saved her from being shot…or worse.

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Parents Share The Most Inappropriate Thing Their Kids Ever Did

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When it comes to a topic such as children saying things and behaving in ways that are inappropriate, the article simply writes itself. So BuzzFeed found when they asked their community of readers to share the most inappropriate things their kids ever did. The following quotes are a sample of the responses they received. Read all of the responses here 


“We were getting ready to leave a birthday party and went up to the mother of the birthday child to thank her for inviting us. My 2-year-old son slapped her butt and said, ‘Thanks for the cake, babe.’ That’s how his father thanks me for dinner and apparently he thought it was just how you thank people for food.”

—Tracy Mattea Grimes, Facebook7



“After my son learned what made boys and girls different, he started introducing himself to random people thusly: ‘Hi, I’m John, and I do NOT have a vagina.’” 

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“My mom says that when I was little we were waiting for a train when a group of nuns sat down on the bench opposite us. I pointed at them and screamed, ‘Mommy! Look at the witches!! Look Mommy!! Witches!!!’”

—Laura Adler, Facebook


“My 3-year-old son told an older lady at the hair salon that he had a big penis.”

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Bohemian Rhapsody on Fairground Organ

This organ is 110 years old, but with new programming (on paper strips), it can play the relatively modern "Bohemian Rhapsody" in a uniquely majestic way.

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The instrument is a Marenghi Organ with 81 keys and 350 pipes, from the collection of Bill Nunn. It was used in a dance hall in Antwerp, Belgium, for the first half of its life. -via reddit


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Meet Patrick, The Proctology Simulation Dummy

Proctologists are one of the most misunderstood and underrated specialists in the medical game, and yet (according to Kramer) they’re the life of the party.

Their career path has taken them straight to the backside of humanity, where they occasionally have to “plumb the depths” to check for prostate issues such as cancer or polyps.

The unglamorous, yet totally necessary, prostate exam requires physical practice and patient feedback to master, but how is a proctologist supposed to gain experience when nobody in their right mind will volunteer to be their practice "dummy”?

Why, With a robotic practice dummy, of course! Patrick the simulated patient allows the budding proctologist to practice giving prostate exams without catching any crap from human patients.

Here's how Patrick works:

Patrick serves a dual purpose: personal and professional. Personally, he comes equipped with software that enables him to interact emotionally with the student and voice any concerns he has about the procedure. Dr. Benjamin Lok, one of the program’s designers, says the interpersonal relationship Patrick helps foster is invaluable from a practicing perspective. “This virtual human patient can talk to the learner, expresses fears and concerns about the prostate exam, and presents a realistic patient encounter,” Lok told Geekosystem.

The other purpose he serves is functional. Patrick is endowed with force sensors, which can alert the student when he or she is being too aggressive, and can report how thorough the student was in his or her examination.

“Consider this,” Lok said, “how would a medical student know if they are doing a good prostate exam? Currently it is impossible for the educator to gauge performance. This simulation provides performance, feedback, and an opportunity to learn and lower anxiety.”

-Via Dangerous Minds

Patrick serves a dual purpose: personal and professional. Personally, he comes equipped with software that enables him to interact emotionally with the student and voice any concerns he has about the procedure. Dr. Benjamin Lok, one of the program’s designers, says the interpersonal relationship Patrick helps foster is invaluable from a practicing perspective. “This virtual human patient can talk to the learner, expresses fears and concerns about the prostate exam, and presents a realistic patient encounter,” Lok told Geekosystem.

The other purpose he serves is functional. Patrick is endowed with force sensors, which can alert the student when he or she is being too aggressive, and can report how thorough the student was in his or her examination.

“Consider this,” Lok said, “how would a medical student know if they are doing a good prostate exam? Currently it is impossible for the educator to gauge performance. This simulation provides performance, feedback, and an opportunity to learn and lower anxiety.”


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Riker: Episode One

What if Commander William Riker got his own spinoff show after Star Trek: The Next Generation? It might go something like this fan edit that puts Number One in the star position. It’s the beginning of what may be a continuing series, with the next episode coming in about a month.

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Those who occupy a certain strange corner of the internet might recognize this style as the work of Jan van den Hemel, who worked together with fellow video editor Andrew Hussie to make dozens of hilarious The Next Generation edits back in the late 2000s. Riker is the first new TNG video from Hemel in nearly five years, and if you're a fan, you'll be glad to hear that more are on the way.

You can see their earlier Star Trek: TNG videos here. -via Uproxx


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