A Classic, Old Fashioned Barber Shop on Wheels

I love the old fashioned barbershops of my youth—beautiful slices of Americana I like to call Floyds. You can get a sense of the old way by visiting the Salon Le Barber. You’ll may have to go to the Netherlands to experience it, though. That’s where Orla Tiffney of Pop-Up City found it.

The Salon de Barber is a classically outfitted barbershop inside a small trailer. The features and trim are exactly what you’d hope for when searching for a Floyd’s-style shop. When Pop-Up City found it, the Salon Le Barber was at the Food Soul Festival in Amsterdam. Since it’s portable, maybe it will visit my town in America!


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Photographer Captures Frozen "Slurpee Waves" on Nantucket



Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh has been documenting these nearly frozen waves washing ashore on Nantucket island, Masssachusetts, approximately 30 miles south of Cape Cod. One publication, Stay Wild magazine, dubbed the fascinating photos "Slurpee waves." 

See Jonathan Nimerfroh's photographs of this icy phenomenon on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, and on his website. Nimerfroh's photos are absolute eye candy, particularly for fans of nature and landscape photography. -Via Buzzfeed


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What Color is This Dress?

There’s been quite a debate among Tumblr users about the colors of this dress. The picture was posted by Swiked, and then passed around, igniting arguments wherever it showed up. I looked at it and said, “That’s white with gold lace.” Then I read three posts at Buzzfeed about the controversy surrounding the colors, with plenty of pictures of the dress with various color corrections and even a catalog entry, and they determined that the dress is actually blue with black lace.

But what really floored me was when I returned to the original picture and saw it as blue and black! I could not make myself see white and gold again at that point. THEN I went somewhere else for about twenty minutes and returned to the original picture. It appeared white and gold again- for a minute or two, then it turned blue and black again. Now, my eyesight isn’t the greatest, but this is one weird phenomena.  

What colors do you see in the dress?




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Dog and Tortoise Are Best Friends Forever

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Dolly is a Pit Bull. Sheldon is a Sulcata Tortoise. Cynthia Jones and her husband Ray adopted both of them into their growing family, which includes 2 miniature donkeys, a miniature horse, and another dog.


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Dolly and Sheldon are great friends. They love to play chase. Dolly sometimes offers her ball to Sheldon, hoping that he will play with it. But, so far, Sheldon has expressed no interest. Come on, Sheldon, just kick it around a bit.

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Your Chance to Drink with Owls

Japan has been a leader in animal cafes, including one where you can get up close and personal with owls. London has decided to up the ante with an owl tavern, although it will be temporary.

Annie the Owl and friends will be taking over a Soho bar from March 19 to 25, 8:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Customers can enjoy two hours and two cocktails nestled amongst the nocturnal birds. There's just one catch—you have to be very lucky to get a spot. Right now, the tickets are being sold for £20, but you have to enter a lottery to earn some face-time with the owls. Winning the raffle only gives you one ticket, so you'll have to fly solo if your friends don't win as well.

Right now, owl cafes are all the rage in Japan, but (perhaps predictably) London kicked it up a notch by adding booze to the equation. On top of feathery friends and drinks, the bar also offers music, comedy, and an "electric atmosphere." The drinks will be mixed by some of London's top mixologists, and the birds will all be accompanied by professional falconers, so you know you'll be in good hands.

The birds will be well-chaperoned, and only people are allowed alcohol. Proceeds from the owl bar will go to The Barn Owl Centre, an organization dedicated to protecting owls. Get all the particulars for the upcoming owl cafe at mental_floss.

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"It's Always Sunny" Cast Take A Look At Tattoos Based On Their Show

The cast of characters who lurk around Paddy’s Pub are some seriously shady human beings, and not so long ago people with tattoos were seen as shady and untrustworthy by "polite" society.

So it only makes sense that fans of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia would want to commemorate their favorite shady characters Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Dee and Frank with colorful tattoos!

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The gang from Sunny recently paid Conan O'Brien's show a visit, where they took a look at some interesting fan tattoos inspired by the show before showing off their own regrettable ink stains tattoos. Tattoos based on TV shows never go out of style...until about five to ten years after the show is canceled!

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Game Over - Freddy Versus Player One


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Fun and fancy free meet a grisly end at Freddy's Pizzeria, because the big boss of the show is done making people happy. Freddy's programmed to perform for children alongside his buddies Bonnie, Chica and Foxy, but they're tired of doing the same old show and have been thinking about changing the act up a bit, turning it into something more edgy. Spend five nights at Freddy Fazbear's and you'll see how broken down those animatronic characters have become, but stay behind after closing and Freddy and his friends will help break you down!

Show the world you're not afraid to spend five nights fighting for your survival gaming, wear this Game Over t-shirt by DeepFriedArt and you'll spread sinister smiles wherever you go!

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The 18 Most Beautiful Swimming Holes in the World

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This is the Bimmah Sinkhole, a natural swimming pool in Oman. As the name suggests, it’s formed by the erosion and collapse of a level of limestone in the Hawiyam Najm Park.


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Visitors can swim and relax in the cool blue waters that are almost transparent.

This is one of 18 astonishingly lovely natural swimming spots rounded up by When on Earth. Have you visited any of them?


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Going Back to the ‘90s

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Be careful what you wish for, because with great power comes great responsibility. These familiar adages go double for this video from College Humor. You may feel nostalgic for the ‘90s if it was your childhood (otherwise, I just don’t see it), but going back is not the funfest it might seem. Now, if time travel were possible, this scenario puts an entirely different spin on events that we still don’t understand. What if the most senseless events from history were an attempt to stop something even worse? This video contains NSFW language. -via Viral Viral Videos


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Great Celebrity Comebacks To Twitter Comments

Celebrities are bright, shiny targets for commenters and trolls online, and they have to deal with venomous comments on a daily basis, so what is a celeb to do when the Tweets are not so sweet?

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Some hire social media experts to handle the comments, others simply ignore the negative and embrace the positive, and then there are those who fire back in an attempt to slay the troll for good.

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College Humor put together a collection of 13 Celebrities That Confronted Trolls And Won, showing that there's a time to stay silent and there's a time to talk back!

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Kitten vs. Chicken

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A kitten named Dash turns his attention to play-attacking and play-fighting a Frizzle chicken named Mora. The hen isn’t taking this sitting down, and even tries a couple of times to put that tiny predator in its place. Dash doesn’t take the hint. Once upon a time, you had to actually have pets to enjoy this kind of thing, but now we can just share the best moments. -via Daily Picks and Flicks   

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Maps of Cities as They Could Appear if Sea Levels Rose Significantly


Jeffrey Linn, a designer and urban planner, made a series of maps illustrating how cities might appear if sea levels rose dramatically. The maps are also filled with tongue-in-cheek name changes for the waterlogged areas, such as "Central Park," "Middrown" and "Flushwick" instead of Central Park, Midtown and Bushwick.

See the rest of the series, which includes Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, London and other cities here. The artwork can be purchased in poster form, and can be ordered with and without the place names. Follow the artist on social media via Twitter. -Via Laughing Squid


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Five Things Alice in Wonderland Reveals About the Brain

Even though it’s been 150 years since Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published, we are still finding new meaning in it. Lewis Carrol’s tale turns logic inside out, and along the way, gives neurologists insight about how the human brain operates. Characters in the book explore the way we perceive language, time, and our own corporeal bodies. For example, Alice changes her own size several times by the magic of eating or drinking.

In 1955, a psychiatrist called John Todd found that certain patients reported exactly the same feeling of “opening out like a telescope”. The disorder is known as Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, and it seems to be most common in children. “I have heard patients saying that things appear upside down, or even though mommy is on other side of the room, she appeared next to her,” says Grant Liu, a neurologist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia who has studied the phenomenon.

Carroll’s diaries show that he suffered migraines, which often trigger the syndrome – leading some to speculate that he was using his own experiences as inspiration. Liu suspects the syndrome can be pinned to abnormal activity in the parietal lobes, which are responsible for spatial awareness, skewing the sense of perspective and distance. But despite the fact that it can be disturbing, these fleeting illusions are generally harmless. “The majority are unaffected – and we just provide reassurance that the patient is not crazy and that other people also experience these things,” says Liu. Today, neuroscientists are trying to evoke the illusion in healthy subjects – which they think might shed light on the way we create our sense of self in the here and now.

And that’s only one of the five specific findings in neuroscience that relate to the more illogical passages in Alice in Wonderland outlined in an article at BBC Future. -via Digg


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A Satisfying Gallery Of People Crashing On Segways

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Unless you're taking a tour of a tech school campus, or you're a mall cop lording over a sea of shoppers, it's hard to feel cool while riding a Segway, and even harder to look cool when you crash!

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Segways were advertised as the personal transportation of the future when first unveiled back in 2001, but they didn't catch on with the public as the manufacturers had hoped.

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They may not have changed the world of personal transportation, but Segways are an endless source of amusement- for viewers who get to watch riders lose control and hit the pavement hard!

See A Gallery Of People Crashing On Segways here


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12 Facts You Might Not Know About Babe Ruth

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.

George Herman “Babe" Ruth is, without a doubt, the most famous, beloved and mythical baseball player of all-time. Perhaps of all athletes, ever, only Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan have been more influential and as well-known.

The guy hit his legendary 714 home runs in 22 seasons (1914-1935), drove in over 2,200 runs and had a lifetime batting average of .342. Not only that, but he was also a star pitcher in his early days, compiling a lifetime record of 94 wins and 46 losses. Okay, let's take a look at 12 facts you may not have known about “The Sultan of Swat,” the one and only Babe Ruth.

1. He started out as a left-handed catcher.

Young George Ruth started playing baseball at St. Marys Industrial School for Boys in Baltimore. He began his career as a left-handed catcher, the rarest of all position players.

Ruth, top row center, at St. Marys Industrial School for Boys.

The school only had a catcher's mitt for a right-hander, so George would catch the ball with his left hand. If a runner on base tried to steal, he'd toss the glove aside, catch the ball in the air and throw it to second base with his left hand.

2. He became a pitcher because he ridiculed another pitcher.

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Crayon Dress


Dress by Nanette Lepore. Crayola crayon color: Unmellow Yellow (Image: Matthew Carasella)

When my kids were small, my wife and I often find their clothes festooned with crayon drawings. Little did we know that our kids are such trendsetters: for its Spring 2015 campaign, Bloomingdale recruited seven designers to create fashion inspired by the bright colors of, as well as incorporating actual pieces of Crayola crayons.

Designer Nanette Lepore said this about her dress, inspired by Crayola's "Unmellow Yellow" color, as pictured above: "It's an optimistic and fearless color. It demands attention because it deserves attention."


Dress: "Torn" by Ronny Kobo. Crayola crayon color: Bittersweet

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Makeup Artist Transforms People into Living Comic Book Characters


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It looks like we’re stepping into a comic book world! Lianne Moseley, a self-taught makeup artist in Calgary, Alberta, can paint people so that they look like characters from cartoons and comics. She says that she can do retail makeup work, but she prefers projects that are “big and bold.” Moseley can certainly do that with perfection!


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Furr Division - Dig That Crazy Cat Sound!


Furr Division by Tobe Fonseca

A division was formed between the bald and the fluffy, the purr-fectly pleasant and the doggone dour, and the kittehs were leading the new order against those mutt faced Mopers. It seems the Mopers had come to Factory town with their sourpuss sound to drive the happy pogo hoppers away, but the kittehs weren't going to let them strip the joy from the club scene. They stalked the night, looking for deadbeats in drab clothes to claw and bite, and when they formed a line and swayed to the sound the Mopers ran away in fright!

Meow along to your favorite post punk songs with this Furr Division t-shirt by Tobe Fonseca, it's an adorable way to spread joy wherever you go!

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Talking Husky Puppy

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Little Ramsey the husky pup obviously lives with both people and dogs -but he sure sounds like he’d rather talk people language than howl like a dog! I had to giggle at this almost as much as the woman holding him. -via Tastefully Offensive

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Nine Mysterious Death Cases Solved More Than a Century Later

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If ghosts existed, particularly angry spirits embittered about the unfair ways their lives ended, I imagine they'd be huge fans of forensic science. It's easy to picture ghostly victims of murder and injustice cheering for such scientists in the process of obtaining revelatory findings as if watching a playoff game on which they had bet a large sum. 

One such historical mysterious death surrounds 17 skeletons at the bottom of an old well. The remains were discovered in 2004, when an area in Norwich, England was excavated in preparation for building a shopping center.

The skeletons were initially thought to be plague victims, yet carbon dating of the remains placed them between the 12th and 13th centuries, before the time of the plague in England.

Analysis by DNA expert Dr. Ian Barnes revealed a DNA sequence in five of the skeletons that traced them to a single family of Jewish descent. While exact circumstances surrounding the deaths are impossible to learn so long after the fact, experts who worked the case believe the deaths were linked to religious persecution. They are thought to be the result of either mass execution or mass suicide, as the possibilities of natural deaths were scientifically discounted. The remains were eventually laid to rest in a Jewish cemetery.

Read about eight other cases of mysterious deaths of old that have been clarified thanks to modern forensic testing here. 


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Gorgeous Images from The Art of Home


The new Dreamworks animated feature film Home will hit theaters on March 27. Based on the acclaimed children’s book The True Meaning of Smedkay by Adam Rex, it involves the collision of two worlds: the everyday life of a young girl named Tip (voiced by Rihanna) and the fish-out-of-water extraterrestrial called Oh (Jim Parsons). In their adventures together they travel the Earth and beyond.

The book The Art of Home by Ramin Zahed gives us a glimpse into the process of creating the beautiful scenes, characters, and action we’ll see in the film.

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In Japan, Robot Dogs Get Funerals

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AIBOs are robotic dogs with artificial intelligence. They're capable of developing unique personalities. So some owners in Japan think of them as pets, just like dogs. Sony manufactured them from 1999 through 2006 and offered service assistance through 2014. Then, the company decided to discontinue technical support. When an AIBO broke down, the owner would be on his own.

Some AIBOs, sadly, are beyond repair by independent technicians. Their bodies are stripped for parts, then given a proper funeral at a Buddhist temple east of Tokyo. The AFP reports:

The only source of genuine parts are "dead" robots, who become donors for organ transplantation, but only once the proper respects have been paid.

Bungen Oi, a priest at the 450-year-old Kofukuji temple in Isumi, east of Tokyo, says the AIBO service last month was an occasion on which the robots' souls could pass from their bodies.

"I was thrilled over the interesting mismatch of giving cutting-edge technology a memorial service in a very conventional manner," he said.

It is a mismatch that humans will probably become more used to over the coming years and decades, as robots with "personalities" become ever more part of our lives.

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That's One Adorably Scary Cake

Freddy Cuteger is equal parts scary and adorable in this amazing cake by the Black Cherry Cake Company. This creepy cutie was created as the company's submission in a movie-themed cake competition. I don't know if he won or not, but he certainly should have and if he didn't, those judges better drink a little coffee because I hear Freddy has been known to visit people in their dreams and mark his territory all over their dream destination.

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This Is How You Eat a Cheeseburger in Space

In 1985, Rodolfo Neri Vela, a Mexican scientist, served on a mission of the space shuttle Discovery. He brought tortillas. These proved to be an incredibly practical food in zero gravity. NASA astronauts have been using them ever since when attempting to make sandwiches.

That doesn't mean the results are always pretty. Pictured above is a cheeseburger made by astronaut Terry W. Virts, who is currently on board the International Space Station. The burger consists of broken up beef patty, cheese paste, tomato paste, and Russian mustard on a tortilla. He describes it as "VERY TASTY!"

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43 Words Invented by Authors

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Sometimes when you’re reading a book, you run across a word you’ve never heard before, but you can usually figure out what it means by its context. I learned many words that way, and I was sometimes wrong. I should have looked them up, but who wants to break the spell of a good book? Some of those words were just made up by the writer. John Green runs down a whole bunch of examples in this latest video from mental_floss.


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KFC's Next Culinary Stunt: Edible Coffee Cups



KFC (and much of its fast food competition) is no stranger to gimmicks. Before the publicity on the infamous Double Down is even dead, it seems their team in charge of special promotions has revealed the latest odd offering designed to reel them in: edible coffee cups. The product, which they've dubbed the "Scoffee Cup," is designed to coincide with the launch of Seattle's Best coffee in KFC's stores across the United Kingdom. 

The Scoffee Cup is a cup-shaped cookie coated in white chocolate and sugar. In a corporate explanation that makes my mind scream "What Could Go Wrong!?" the cups are designed to "slowly" soften after the coffee is poured inside them. But perhaps the strangest thing about this new offering is the fact that it's scented with various fragrances, including coconut suntan lotion, freshly cut grass and wild flowers, scents that a representative of the designer told Grub Street,

"[The smells] have a natural ability to evoke the positive memories we associate with warm weather, sunshine and summer holidays. Things that make everyone smile."

Read more about KFC's Scoffee Cups here. 

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Helpful Dog Shovels Snow

Elsa, a yellow Labrador Retriever, is ready for hockey! She walked to the rink in her backyard in Guelph, Ontario, picked up a snow shovel in her mouth, and went to work.


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15 Designs for a New London Bridge Look Straight Out of a Sci-Fi Movie!

London needs a new bridge to span the River Thames, so the call is out to architecture and design firms from around the world to submit their greatest (and most outlandish) ideas for the bridge.

And submit they did to the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition! So far, 74 design firms have submitted their designs, which you can view over at the NEP Bridge Competition's website.

The designs range from sublime arch bridges to outrageous curved bridges that look straight out of sci-fi movies! Here are some of our favorites:

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I'll Be Back - You Can't Keep A Good Boss Monster Down


I'll Be Back by Adam Works

Bowser is used to being defeated and meeting a grisly end at the hand of one of those meddling Mushroom Kingdom defenders, but theres one thing you can count on when it comes to Bowser- he'll be back. He's a lot like a terminator android that way, although he's seemingly easier to kill, and when Bowser sinks below the surface of the lava he knows that his pixels will soon reform into his brutish shell-backed shape and the whole boss battle scenario will begin all over again...

Become the big boss of geek fashion with this I'll Be Back t-shirt by Adam Works, it's red hot and totally cool!

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Richard Pryor's Short Lived Saturday Morning TV Show

Richard Pryor seems like an unlikely candidate to head a kid’s TV show, but back in the mid-80s Pryor actually made a brief appearance on CBS’s epic Saturday Morning lineup.

Pryor's Place was created by Sid and Marty Krofft and ran for thirteen episodes back in 1984, at a time when Pryor was busy becoming more kid friendly with lead roles in Superman III and The Toy.

Pryor’s Place featured puppets, singing, dancing and comedy sketches, with appearances by classic Pryor characters like the wise wino Mudbone, toned down for younger viewers.

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It's not as entertaining as The Richard Pryor Show, but fans of classic children's TV and all things 80s will definitely get a kick out of this vintage oddity.

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