You'll Be Cozy and Warm With These Cool and Creepy Gloves

Pan's Labyrinth was a gloriously strange yet beautiful film that was equal parts creepy and magical. These amazing knit gloves by Redditor k80k80k80 are a perfect tribute to the memorable style of the film. 

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Minion Plan 2 - Bananas Not Included


Minion Plan 2 by Theduc

Before you can put together a nefarious plan to take over the world you must build an army of minions to do your bidding, so here's a handy blueprint to get you started, courtesy of your old pal Gru. If you ask me you should start with those goggles they wear and build their little yellow body around the specs, because if you don't you might end up with a banana colored goofball who's so nearsighted he can't see where he's aiming his Piranha gun!

Build the geeky wardrobe of your dreams, starting with this Minion Plan 2 t-shirt by Theduc, it'll inspire you to chase your dreams, even if they're despicable!

Visit Theduc's Facebook fan page, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more inspirationally geeky designs:

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Councilman Forgets to Turn His Mic Off

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City Council meetings are usually pretty dry affairs, and even more so when it’s not your town. This is an exception. During a council meeting in georgetown, Texas, a councilman leaves to relieve himself in the men’s room. But he forgot to turn off the microphone he was wearing. Rachael Jonrowe tries to make her point while he’s gone, but cannot contain herself when the bathroom audio starts. -via Daily Picks and Flicks


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33 Smartly Designed Products

Turn mason jars into portable snack or lunch boxes with the BNTO lid attachment | Available here

There's nothing like spending a relatively small amount for some little gadget that truly makes quicker and easier a task you perform often in your day-to-day life. Our days are complicated enough without doing chores the long or hard(er) way. This article features 33 products, many of which appear to have potential for being useful, handy items. Check them out; hopefully one will strike your fancy.

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The Bass Pro Pyramid

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I lived near Memphis, Tennessee, when The Pyramid was built on the banks of the Mississippi  in 1991. It was supposed to be a shining symbol of the city, defining its skyline and drawing people to the downtown river area. I saw Van Halen perform there. But that was a long time ago. The Memphis Grizzlies signed a contract that gave them control over the use of the Pyramid, and then found the construction to be so shoddy that they had their own arena built elsewhere and moved out in 2004. The Pyramid sat unused for over ten years. Until last Wednesday.

The 32-story, 535,000-square foot building is now a Bass Pro Shop. Really. In fact, it’s an entire theme park for outdoorsmen, with its own swamp, hotel, bowling alley, archery range, shooting range, laser arcade, restaurants, and more.

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The result of the makeover is impressive. The cypress swamp covers most of the ground floor. Moss dangles from fake trees, and the watery bog is dotted with stuffed wild pigs and other animals.

Surrounding the swamp are various retail sections with hand-painted wall murals of idyllic outdoor scenes. The fishing section contains about 30,000 items. A general store will sell homemade fudge. The 13-lane bowling alley has a water motif with fish dangling from the ceiling and ball returns shaped like alligator mouths. There's also an interactive duck hunting game.

An elevator takes visitors up to The Lookout at the Pyramid, a restaurant and bar with an observation deck providing panoramic views of the river and city.

Rooms at the Big Cypress Lodge were inspired by hunting camps. They have a rustic feel, with dark wood trim and private porches with rocking chairs.

So beware, if you ask Dad where he’s like to go for vacation this year, he may suggest Memphis, and now you know why. -via BroBible


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Do Not Despair: The Instant Comfort Pocket Box is Here For You

One of the most important things humans can do is support each other in times of need. 

To make this a little easier, Dutch illustrator and art teacher Kim Welling has created The Instant Comfort Pocket Box. Each one is a decorated matchbox that hides a cute 3D illustration and a sweet, affirmative message inside. 

The outside reads, "Do not despair: The Instant Comfort Pocket Box is here for you." 

Some days... you just need a little bit of consolation. So pull this little handmade treasure out of your pocket and you'll instantly feel better! Or give this box to a friend to cheer him or her up!

It fits right in your hand.

Hey! YOU look wonderful today.

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All Trailers are the Same

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Every action movie trailer follows the same formula in the past twenty years or so. The formula is so established that I’m often a bit confused as to whether this is a new trailer or something I’ve seen before. Red Letter Media lays out the formula.

Establishing shot of a city.
Bwaaaaaam! (often the sound familiar from Inception)
Mysterious, cryptic, and vague lines.
Make your characters look cool.
Build up to silence, then BAM!
Action Montage!
And don’t forget the powerful and/or inspiring monologue.
End montage with another cut to quiet.
Eh, throw in a laser shooting into the sky. Why not?
Title. (finally)
Clever and/or funny end tag before release date.

Each trope is illustrated with more examples than you can shake a stick at, if you were so inclined. -via Boing Boing


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The Most Ridiculous Gadgets Used By Batman

Batman has taken a dark and gritty turn over the years, evolving into the Dark Knight we all know (and many of us love) today, but even when he has a bad attitude Bats can be a bit of a goofball.

He often relies on his gadgets too much to truly call himself a superhero, and those gadgets are like the comic book equivalent of pulling a rabbit out of his cowl, in other words way too convenient.

Need a spray that keeps female super villains away? Batman's got a can full of Bat-Female-Villain-Repellant on his utility belt for just such an occasion:

Maybe he'll whip up a special kryptonite based spray formula for Supes in the upcoming film?

See The 8 Dumbest Gadgets Batman Ever Used at Dorkly


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Escape Professional Handcuffs Using a Paper Clip with the King of Random

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Grant Thompson, a/k/a the King of Random, demonstrates how easy it is to free yourself from professional grade handcuffs using only a bent paper clip. Certainly Neatorama readers will only use such information for entertainment purposes and the like. You know, party tricks. Yeah... that's the ticket.


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Forget Ad Block, This Software Blocks The Kardashians

Tired of Kim and her annoying family breaking your internet? You're not alone. In fact, one brilliant man named James Samir Shamsi has taken to eliminating the problem for us all. That's right, Kardblock is here to help you block all news stories and referrences to the only family in America that's more annoying than all SPAM messaegs combined.

Unfortunately, the app is not yet a reality, but in the process of recruiting developers. So if you're a coder, please visit the site and help contribute to the anti-Kardashian cause.

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Elizabethan Wisks, Rebatos, Underproppers, and Supportasses

The Very Merry Seamstress is a company that makes historical costume accessories, and some of their offerings might confound you.  

We can take any historical portrait and reproduce a customized Elizabethan whisk, rebato, underpropper or supportasse for you. We work with historical reenactors and theatrical companies to provide only the highest quality accessories for your Elizabethan needs.

Our wisks are constructed with sturdy - yet easily shaped copper wire, bound at cross-points with wire thread. Wisks are covered with your choice of sheer crystal organza in any color or with sheer silk, if you require a period correct whisk. The edges are hand-bound and covered with starched Venise lace. We can add pearls, beads or any other type of embellishment you may need.

Our rebatos are made the same way out whisks are made and are hand-shaped with copper wire, bound at cross-points with wire thread, covered with silk and starched lace.

Our underproppers and supportasses are not as decorative, since they aren't as visible as whisks and rebatos. They are padded and stiffened with sturdy buckram slats, designed to hold your large ruffs in place.

What does all that mean? Relax, wisks, rebatos, underproppers, and supportasses are all types of Elizabethan fashion accessories for the neck. Each one is explained with pictures. Until now, you didn’t even notice they were different, did you? Elizabethan ruffs have their own page. -via Metafilter


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Chernobyl Fox Fixes Himself A Sausage Sandwich

Many animal species have learned to survive in the irradiated wastelands surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and not only is the radiation failing to affect their critter lifestyles, it’s apparently making some of them smarter.

Take this wily fox for instance- he could barely scramble eggs before the meltdown, but now he can make himself a quintuple decker sausage sandwich like a scavenging boss.

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Maybe this friendly fellow can use his culinary skills to get a job in the city, he'd make a great Subway Sandwich Artist!

-Via BBC News

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

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New Hero - Don't Freak Out, It's Just Fredzilla


New Hero by KingsAndQueens

Watch out San Fransokyo scumbags, because there's a new hero in town and he's all kinds of awesome! His suit may sport a terrifying visage, but the guy inside the outfit is 6 feet tall and all heart, and when Fred combines his courage with a badass super powered suit victory over Yokai's dark forces is a slam dunk!

Bring some heroic style to your geeky wardrobe with this New Hero t-shirt by KingsAndQueens, it's way more comfortable than a super suit and it'll make a really big impression on your fellow fans!

Visit KingsAndQueens's Facebook fan page, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more geek-tastic designs:

There Is No Dana Dim The Rabbid Droog Sachiel I'm Your Valentine

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A Perfect Fit for the Glass Slipper

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Only the proper feet will do. Keep swiping left. Eventually, they’ll be a woman for you, Prince. Also try OK Cupid and Plenty of Fish for the right princess. Use the slipper as your profile picture.

-via Tastefully Offensive


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Ten Crazy Facts About Willie Nelson

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Even among the many characters in the music business, Willie Nelson is a personality who stands out. The beloved country musician is certainly a colorful figure, in more ways than one. The article linked below lists ten fun facts about Nelson, including this little gem: 

"7. HE WROTE “ON THE ROAD AGAIN” ON A BARF BAG.

Nelson’s 1980 hit, “On The Road Again,” was written aboard an airplane—on a barf bag. “I was on an aeroplane with Sydney Pollack and Jerry Schatzberg, who was the director of the movie Honeysuckle Rose,” Nelson recounted to Uncut in 2014. “They were looking for songs for the movie and they started asking me if I had any ideas. I said, ‘I don’t know, what do you want the song to say?’ I think Sydney said, ‘Can it be something about being on the road?’ It just started to click in my head. I said, ‘You mean like, ‘On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again?’ They said, ‘That’s great. What’s the melody?’ I said, ‘I don’t know yet.’"

Read more facts about Willie at Mental Floss. 


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10 Australian Phrases Illustrated

Sir, I sincerely wish that chickens turn into huge emu birds and kick down the door of your bathroom while you are sitting on the toilet.

That’s what the phrase in the picture above means. It’s an Australian way of wishing someone bad luck. And if huge birds smashed their way into my bathroom whilst I was on the toilet, then I would indeed feel unlucky. So it fits.

The travel blog Hotel Club previously brought us 10 strange idioms from around the world. More recently, it worked with artist Jared Atkins to illustrate 10 Australian idioms that are perplexing to outsiders.

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Weird Al Unboxing his Grammy

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Weird Al Yankovic finally received his engraved 2015 Grammy Award, so he took the opportunity to parody all those unboxing videos while he opened it. This is actually Weird Al’s fourth Grammy: he won one each in 1984, 1988, and 2004, too. -via Viral Viral Videos


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Nicolas Cage Bought a Pyramid in Which to Be Entombed

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Two-hundred-year-old Saint Louis Cemetery in New Orleans is the burial place of many local luminaries. It's generally difficult to obtain a space in the overcrowded place of rest, but leave it to quirky actor and meme-muse Nicolas Cage to do so. In fact, Cage secured an area that would normally be dedicated to four spaces on which to build the giant white pyramid pictured above. 

Read more on Cage's future final resting place, including the controversy surrounding it, at Amusing Planet.  


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14 Beautiful Vases to Make Your Mother's Day Flowers Amazing

It's almost Mother's Day today and while many people will be giving their mom's flowers, few think about the importance of the vessel carrying the blooms. That's why at Homes and Hues we rounded up some amazing vases that make a mere bouquet into a true gift. 

Whether your mom is a bit silly, quite classic, totally chic or even a bit dark, there's almost certainly something right up her alley in this collection, so check out the full list at Homes and Hues: 16 Wonderful Vases Perfect for Mother's Day Floral Arrangements


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Rugby Players Have Missing Teeth Replaced with Bottle Openers


To promote Salta Beer, the ad agency Ogilvy Argentina designed a tooth implant that functions as a bottle opener. It then had a dentist screw the implants into the jaws of three rugby players who had lost teeth in action.

They are totally effective. In fact, we should get bottle openers on both sides of our mouths so that we can open two bottles at the same time!

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What Did the Romans Eat? Food and Drink in Ancient Times

Painting from Pompeii showing a feast during a family banquet or ceremony 

With evidence collected from sewers and trash dumps at archaeological sites such as Herculaneum and Pompei, scientists can identify the diet of ancient Romans. The article linked below gives us a glimpse into what foods were enjoyed during those times. 

The average Roman ate breakfast (ientaculum) at dawn, light lunch (prandium) around 11:00 am and dinner (cena), as the main meal of the day. Sometimes they also took in a later dinner called vesperna as well. Wealthy Romans ate a bigger cena in the late afternoon, with no vesperna.

"The cena could be a grand social affair lasting several hours. It would be eaten in the triclinium, the dining room, at low tables with couches on three sides. The fourth side was always left open to allow servants to serve the dishes. Diners were seated to reflect their status. The triclinium would be richly decorated, it was a place to show off wealth and status. Some homes had a second smaller dining room for less important meals and family meals were taken in a plainer oikos."

Read about what was on the menu (aside from dormice) here. 

Via The Presurfer | Image: Andrew Dalby


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Anything Is a Medium to This Artist, Including Toast, Cigarette Ash, and Fruit

Japanese Twitter user Shinrashinge uses everyday materials as the clay into which he shapes highly realistic images. He’s done several works with cigarette ash and tobacco, including this nicely arranged Pikachu.

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73-Year-Old Character Named Carl Punches Bear in the Face

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Carl is a 73-year-old man who heard his beloved Chihuahua whining outside his Placer County, California home one day. When he went outside and discovered that a bear was the source of his dog's fear, Carl didn't give the situation a second thought. Using brawn over brain, he punched the bear in the face. The bear, likely one surprised animal, got the heck outta Dodge. Even bears can sense a guy nobody should mess with. Said Carl of the incident,

"The man or beast that I run from ain't been born, and his momma's already dead... You're not going to sacrifice my babies for some damn bear!"

-Via Arbroath


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Sith Lord Head - With Stars In His Eyes...


Sith Lord Head by Arinesart

Their minds are filled with dark dreams of conquest and destruction, and the force of evil coursing through their veins make Sith Lords look favorably upon the vast nothingness of space. They believe their destiny lies within that inky blackness, and they wrap the emptiness of the void around themselves like a warm blanket, never fearing death's embrace. They are the lords of darkness, and like a star in the night's sky they guide the Empire to the safety of another subjugated planet...

Add some far out sci-fi style to your geeky wardrobe with this Sith Lord Head t-shirt by Arinesart, it's a great way to wage war against the forces of boring fashion!

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LEGO Recreation of Dungeons & Dragons

The 1977 Basic Set for Dungeons & Dragons featured the cover image that you see below. It’s a painting by David Sutherland that shows a group of adventurers combating an underground dragon sitting on his treasure. It’s an iconic work of D&D art.

LEGO artist Eric Harshbarger, whose work we’ve featured previously, owns a copy of that old edition and occasionally runs campaigns with it. He loves the cover image and decided to make an enormous LEGO mosaic of it. It’s 75 inches wide and 90 inches tall and uses over 50,000 LEGO pieces. The project took him 2 months to complete.

(Photo: Black Gate)

-via Ace of Spades HQ


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Korean Toilet with Options

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A British man tries out a hi-tech toilet in Korea that offers several bidet functions. The video is SFW while the audio is priceless. He’s fortunate the buttons are labeled in English, which leads me to believe he's staying at a tourist hotel. Jeremy had a great comment at YouTube:

The ones I found in Seoul were never in English and the last thing in the world you want is a surprise enema.
I once hit all the buttons and the thing started blasting water out the toilet and against the opposite wall, I couldn't figure out how to shut it off so I just ran away haha, good thing their washrooms usually have a drain in the floor.

-via Daily Picks and Flicks


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This Architect's Basement is a LEGO Lover's Paradise


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Architect Jeffrey Pelletier's 250,000-piece LEGO collection is impressive, but what's more impressive is the manner in which he organizes it and the fantastic basement space that houses it. Pelletier's neon-colored house covers an incredible basement complete with nine-foot ceilings and a hidden screen for movies. This is one tricked-out LEGO/man cave and it looks like a ton of fun, even if the kids turn out not to like LEGO. -Via Nerd Approved


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Captain America: Civil War as a Martial Arts Flick


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Beat Down Boogie, the genius filmmakers who previously brought us two Super Mario Bros. war films, jumps into the Marvel Comics Civil War storyline that will hit the big screen next year as Captain America: Civil War.

Kung Fu Avengers: Civil War shows the story as a 70s-era Hong Kong martial arts film, complete with grainy visual resolution, English-language dubbing, and over-the-top combat scenes.

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Printing a Wall-sized World Map

Dominik M. Schwarz has always been fascinated with maps. He's also traveled a lot, and he wanted a big world map -the size of an entire wall, with detailed information and place names. Like many of us, he wanted to stick pins in the places he'd been. He couldn’t find the map he wanted for sale, so he made his own!

That doesn’t mean the process was easy. There’s the data collection, the image stitching, testing it on the wall, finding a printer for such a large one-off project, mounting the map, attaching it to the wall, and finding the perfect pins. Every step was more complicated than you’d think, and there were many ideas discarded along the way. Schwarz spent a year and a half on the project, and posted each step with pictures. He’s quite happy with the results. -via Metafilter


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Watch Hours of Pro Photoshop Retouching in Minutes


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Photographer Elizabeth Moss created these behind-the-scenes looks at high-end photograph retouching, like the jobs she does for her past clients VogueElleGQ and Vanity Fair.

In an interview with Peta Pixel, Moss said:

“These videos are unique because none of the high end retouchers make these type of videos, so the quality of the other before and after retouching videos available online are pretty terrible and not at all representative of what is typically done on high fashion editorials and campaigns. With all the talk about photoshop use or overuse, I thought it would be interesting for people to see how we actually add pores to skin (we do this in the 2nd and 3rd videos, sampled from the girl in the first video).”

Check them out. Don't miss the third video  it's an eye opener. -Via Gizmodo



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