First of all, we need to point out, we do not support or condone any one type of religion or another here at Neatorama. What we do is provide the internet with links to the weirdest, funniest, and most interesting stuff we can find on the web. That having been said, have you heard about the Satanic Children's Book of Big Activities?
Well, if you live in Florida, rumor is this may be getting distributed to schools, though it is not quite what you may think it is. The Satanic Temple is a political organization that tests the limits of the First Amendment to show how our government and its supporters favor Christianity to the exclusion of other religions. It is not about Satan in so much as it is about showing that if you are going to allow the teaching of certain religions in schools, the same freedoms should be granted for all religions and not just Christianity. Yes, they do that in an unconventional way, yet here we are talking about, which means it is working.
Some mannequins are even more eerie. This hyperrealistic robot from Japan has a silicone mouth that looks and feels almost like the real thing. It can autonomously turn its head, sneeze, cough, blink, and simulate choking. The robot has speech recognition capability and can hold conversations with dental students.
How would you let people in your life know that you're pregnant? You can be straightforward, but then you'll miss a great chance to crack jokes. Take full advantage of the opportunity because it doesn't happen often.
Here's a video that shows how this man pictured above--or possibly someone else--got his pineapple hairstyle. Jamie Jay Car Videos recorded Wayne Marshall visiting Kube Barbers in Clearwater, Florida to get pineappled.
If the photo shows someone other than Mr. Marshall getting a pineapple head, then there are at least two such gentlemen in the world, making my new life ambition even more challenging.
This intriguing idea plays upon a most outlandish insecurity that you probably never even considered. While it's true that your garbage collector knows a lot about you, like what you got for Christmas, what kind of pets you own, and when your child was toilet trained, it's highly unllikely that any of the neighbors ever look at your garbage. My town even has a regulation that all household garbage be tied in bags. My guess is that few, if any, customers expressed interest in paying for this service. Found at Bad Newspaper.
Redditor MDPPatrick snapped this photograph at just the right moment. His brother tossed the basketball into the air. When the camera shutter opened, the ball was blocking out the sun, creating the impression of a solar eclipse.
It's a beautiful and grand statue that you walk by every day. You ignore it until it settles into the background of your life. But other people see great opportunities for hilarious photos. Abraham of 22 Words rounded up 34 pictures of people playing around with statues to great comedic effect.
I will admit to you all that most men do not like going shopping with their lady. It is not an act of disrespect or disregard, but we just do not have the patience to sit there while our girlfriends and wives try on a multitude of outfits for hours at a time, while we sit on a bench at a store, looking dead inside. This is not to say all women shop like that, and all men don't like it. That would be an unfair generalization. That being said, there is an element of truth to what I just said. Heck, half the guys I know don't even try on clothes when they shop. They just buy the right size and hope it works out. But women can be a different story.
It is mostly told in gifs and single sentences like a story. But I would be lying if I were to say, as a man who sat on many a stool for many an hour waiting for the ladies in my life to pick clothes, a few of these had me laughing out loud at how true-to-life they are.
Also, no disrespect meant to any females. We love you, that is why we suffer for you. Selflessness, after all, is a big part of love.
One thing about school is, it can a little tiring at times. You trot from class to class, and over the course of the day, it is hard to keep that fire burning inside. But what if, every time you entered one of the classrooms, there were staggering works of art drawn on the board to inspire the class? Do you feel like that would make a difference? Well, mystery art collective, DangerDust, do just that. Descibed as "two anonymous artist who love chalk dust", they are like the Banksy of the chalk art movement.
The Awesome Daily assembled this brilliant gallery of their work to show people just how mind-blowing something simple as chalk on a blackboard could be. Just the way in which they blend amazing quotes with art that, at times, looks as if it is coming in three dimensions of the board itself, will leave you in awe.
Also, this makes you think. The next time you see a kid doubled over some chalk, doodling away in his driveway, stop and take a moment to realize where that could potentially lead one day.
Los Angeles-based artist and animator Lili Chin's personal project "Dogs of the World" features canines grouped by their areas of origin. Chin began the series in 2008 as a way to fund a local dog rescue called Boston Buddies.
Since the project's inception, its scale has expanded greatly, and its existence has proved beneficial to a number of pet rescue organizations. As Chin says,
"In the past five years, Doggie Drawings has evolved into a full-time (one-person) pet portrait and illustration business. So far, I have drawn over 800 unique pet portraits and donated a total of $13,242 to many dog rescue groups."
These dogs may hail from distinct parts of the world, but the love many humans have for them is universal. See more of Chin's dog drawings from many other regions of the world here. Via Design Taxi.
A quote that gets you at the right time, when you really need it, can be like food for the soul. It can get you out of bed, it can inspire you, and it can shift how you feel in that moment. Honestly, a powerful quote can lock itself in your brain and you can carry it with you, the rest of your life. Seems artist Ryan McArthur knew this, and did some breathtaking illustations that visually represent the famous quotes he so delicatly brings to life.
This Is Marvelous put together a rather extensive gallery of Ryan McArthur's illustarted quotes for you all to see, and it quite a thing of beauty. When you match up a good quote with a good font and great design, the quote seems to take on a life of its own. Like something that was already powerful sprouting wings to carry you even further. Check it out and may it inspire a wonderful day in you.
Jungfrau is a mountain in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland. It rises 13,642 feet high. Nine climbers with the outfitting company Mammut reached the peak. Using a drone with a fisheye lens, they captured a photo of themselves, locked arm in arm, around the peak.
NBC 12 News of Richmond, Virginia posted this photo shot by viewers Nancy and Joannie at the Virginia Center Commons on Thursday, September 11. The stars and stripes appear to waft across the evening sky.
Too good to be true? The news station responds to allegations of photoshoppery by writing, "We know the photographer and they sent a series of photos. It's authentic." Other commenters show their own photos of the cloud flag from different angles.
Kevin Weir takes public domain photographs from The Library of Congress and makes them into surreal and sometimes creepy animated gifs. He gives new life to old photos, but it’s not like any life we’ve ever seen. Don’t blink or you’ll miss ..a possible spark for your nightmares tonight. We’ve featured Weir’s works before, but I thought this one was particularly worth sharing. See more of his imaginative gifs at Flux Machine. -via HuffPo
It has lasers. It has a cat. It has the shadowy image of that cat hovering ethereally over him.
This is Draven Rodriguez and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. He's a senior at Schenectady High School in Schenectady, New York. Vincent Giordano took this amazing photo of him and his cat. Draven would like to use it as his yearbook senior photo (warning: auto-play video). School officials will permit the photo in the yearbook, but not as his official photo.
So Draven has launched an online petition to gather support for an appeal of that decision. It's important to him because he wants people to look at that photo and say, "Yeah, only Draven would do that."
Contestants Marianne Baba (L), Lois Conway (M) and Ruth Swenson (R) posing with their trophies and X-rays. Photo: Wallace Kirkland/LIFE via Google LIFE Archives
No slouchers here, ma'am! Just winners of the Miss Correct Posture beauty pageant.
In the 50s and 60s, American chiropractors held a series of rather unusual beauty pageants where contestants were judged and winners picked not only by their apparent beauty and poise, but also their standing posture (backed with X-rays of their spines, of course).
The contests were a publicity stunt, Reginal Hug, past president of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, told Scott Hensley of NPR, and was meant to burnish the reputation of the profession. The message, he said, was that good posture led to good health and that chiropractors could help with that. "In those days, nobody was concerned about radiation," Hug added, noting the use of X-rays to check for spinal structures.
Lois Conway, crowned Miss Correct Posture 1956, standing next to her X-ray.
Chiropractors checking the posture of contestant Marianne Baba - notice the
plumb bob used to check the straightness of her back.
You gotta give it to the guy. Mel Brooks has been making people laugh for years now, and Monday, when the time came for him to leave his handprints at TLC Chinese Theater along Hollywood's Walk of Fame, he continued that streak of hilarity. Though many did not notice at first, it seems Mel Brooks wore a prosthetic extra finger on his left hand that was so realistic, even looking at the above picture it is hard to tell it is fake.
What makes this so great is in 100 years, when some kid is being dragged down that street by his tourist parents, he is going to catch a glance at Mel Brooks' hand print in the cement, and for one small moment in time, this kid is going to believe you can make it in Hollywood if you are a mutant. That, my friends, is awesome.
If you didn't already love him for Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles, you have to love him for this.
This is what you get when your Doctor Who parent makes your lunch! The Tardis blue cracker is a nice touch, but the Lady CassHAMdra sandwich is genius (no 708 plastic surgery operations or a visit to Platform One required!)
Most people expect to get things on their birthdays, but not Bob Blackley of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. On his birthdays for the past three years, the 59-year-old man stands in the middle of a busy intersection giving out $5 to hundreds of strangers.
Call it a case of "reverse panhandling" - Last week, Blackley held a sign saying "I have a job. I have a home. Could YOU use an extra $5?" while he handed out the bills.
While a lot of people look at him suspiciously, thinking that he's trying to sell them something, Blackley told Michael Hennessey of Fox 8 News. But one man told him that he'd use the money to buys medicine he couldn't afford to pay for.
Blackley gave out $700 the first year, then $750 the next year, and $800 the year after that - all with no strings attached. "Anything they want, if it puts a smile on their face, it's theirs," Blakely said. And as for his motivation, Blackley said that his reason is simple: "Glad I woke up, glad I'm able to do it. That's what life is all about, smiling."
It's not whether you speak English ... it's what dialect of American English do you speak.
A decade ago, Robert Delaney of Long Island University put together a map of the various American English dialects (and subdialects) that exist in the United States.
A few examples:
Eastern New England (1) This is one of the most distinctive of all the American dialects. R's are often dropped, but an extra R is added to words that end with a vowel. A is pronounced AH so that we get "Pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd" and "Pepperidge Fahm remembuhs."
Boston Urban (2) Like many big cities, Boston has its own dialects that are governed more by social factors like class and ethnicity than by geographic location. Greater Boston Area is the most widely spoken and is very similar to Eastern New England. Brahmin is spoken by the upper aristocratic class like Mr. Howell on Gilligan's Island.
Need an advice? Your parents will gladly give you one, regardless if you want it or not. This chart above sums up the difference between the advice you will get from your mother and from your father ("carpe a job" - Hah!)
I noticed that the advice that your mom and dad would give you when you get cuts and scrapes isn't there, so here it is:
When You Get Hurt Playing
Let me clean that up and put a band-aid for you. Be careful next time.
Walk it off, buddy.
Can you think of any more motherly or fatherly advice?