Taco Belle

Master costumer Olivia Mears once made a dress out of Taco Bell taco wrappers and, on another occasion, ordered a meal at Taco Bell while cosplaying as the Disney princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Now, carrying that theme forward to its spicy conclusion is her Belle dress that makes it look like the mad scientists at Taco Bell have finally gone too far. Her Taco Belle dress is a wonder of satin and dry lettuce.

Bonus item: you can see Mears appear costumed in a Taco Bell commercial here.

-via Tastefully Offensive

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He's Probably Going to Get Yelled At for Drinking Water Without Permission in Boot Camp

Redditor nsandz submitted this photo of poolees getting a preview of what the US Marine Corps boot camp would be like! I'm sure the drill sergeant instructor would yell at the guy for taking an unauthorized drink of water, or for getting his shirt wet.

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The Pluto in Pluto

NASA's New Horizons probe is revealing pictures of the most distant planet in our solar system with unprecedented resolution. Many people are seeing other images in the scarred surface of the planet. You can find an excellent list of them at BuzzFeed.

But I think that Rob Beschizza and Heather Johanssen of Boing Boing have discovered the most truly startling find: the Disney character Pluto (for whom the planet was named, as that company owns it) appears in the surface of Pluto. I'm deeply impressed with Disney's imagineering here.

-via Popped Culture

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An Awkward Family Dinner

This is not a movie set, or anywhere near one. This is not Asgard. Redditor GavinWakeUpCall posted this picture, taken by a friend, of a scene at the Broken Yolk Cafe in San Diego, where Comic Con is going on. These guys have Thor and Loki down to the smallest detail, even the not-talking-to-each-other part. I wonder if the waitress had any trouble moving Thor’s hammer to set their plates down. And another question: what do Norse gods order at a diner?    

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Giant Paint Tube Leaks Flowers

(Photo: Steve Hughes)

Photographer Steve Hughes spotted this inventive public display at a park in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Marigolds appear to flow out of the uncapped tube of paint. Any artist would love to possess such a magical paint!

-via Colossal

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Classify Your Annoying Co-Workers as Rappers

Got annoying co-workers? Here's something fun you can do: classify them as rappers!

Sarah Cooper of The Cooper Review classified ten of the most annoying types of co-workers as represented by various rappers. For examples:

Someone who never leaves their cubicle is an Ice Cubicle:

Someone who volunteers for everything, then complains about all that work is a Kendrick Lamartyr:

Someone who's always looking at your screen is a Snoop Snoopy Dog:

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15 Funniest Science T-Shirts

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Got Science? If you love science, you'll like NeatoShop's Top 15 Funniest Science T-Shirts:

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What You Gonna Drive? Behold the New Ecto-1 from the Upcoming Ghostbusters Movie

Ecto-1 via @Paul Feig

It's been more than thirty years since the release of original Ghostbusters, so forgive us for being a bit excited about the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, slated for release in July 2016.

The movie's director Paul Feig has been teasing the world with drips of photos of various Ghostbusters posted on Twitter. The latest photo is of the iconic Ecto-1 - this time more looking like a hearse than the original ambulance (what's up with that giant yellow siren?):

And check out the hood ornament of the new Ecto-1:

via Slashfilm

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Joker Hand Mask

Why so shy? Don't hide behind your hand, even if it is so perfectly painted.

A friend of a redditor with an unrepeatable username painted Heath Ledger's Joker onto his hand. It's perfectly proportioned to serve as a mask. Later in the thread, he links to several other works by the same artist, most of which are painted sneakers.

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25 Ridiculous and Hilarious Clothing Labels

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Read and follow the instructions provided by the manufacturers of your clothing. They're usually correct. And even if they don't immediately apply to taking care of your clothes, the advice is still sound. Pandas are not for slapping.

22 Words rounded up 25 of the silliest washing instructions provided on clothing tags. Someone at these factories has a sense of humor.

Edit 7/8/15: More at funny clothing tags at Bored Panda.

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At Captain Kirk's Funeral

"Never tell me the odds!" seems to be the apt sci-fi quote to apply in this situation as described by The Gentleman's Armchair.

If I remember correctly, that quote was spoken in one of the last seasons of Star Trek by Han Solo, while piloting Serenity and running away from the Cylons. Yes, I'm sure that's it!

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Senior Quote: High School Was Easy

High school was easy. Just ask this high school senior, who said what he thought of his high school experience for posterity in his yearbook quote:

"High school was easy. It was like riding a bike. Except the bike was on fire & the ground was on fire & everything was on fire because it was hell."

Wait till real life, kids. Wait till real life.

Via Cubiclebot

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Should've Used Ragu

Mom's dealing with morning sickness, Dad's facepalming nearby, and their daughter proudly holding a jar of Prego pasta sauce. It can only mean one thing: it's a clever "we're pregnant" announcement made just for the Interwebs (or is it an anti-advertisement warning you to stay away from a certain pasta sauce?)

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The Mysterious Coffin Man of Lake Burley, Australia

Photo: Jeanne Mclauchlan

He's not the ferryman Charon and that isn't the River Styx, but you get the picture.

Paddlers on Lake Burley in Canberra, Australia, spotted a man dressed as an undertaker in a stand-up paddle board that looks like a coffin decorated with bright plastic flowers. "In the distance, as we came towards the Carillon we noticed a figure emerge from the thick fog," paddler Jeanne Mclauchlan told The Canberra Times, "It was a figure of a man dressed in a tuxedo and top hat on a stand-up-paddle coffin, complete with flowers, paddling toward us."

And where exactly is the mysterious man going?

"We asked 'coffin man', 'Where are you going?' His response was 'To Queanbeyan cemetery as I have a 3pm grave site to prepare'."

Via Arbroath

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Which Leaf is the Drawing and Which Are Real?

One of these leaves ain't like the others! Norway-based artist Dino Tomic of Atomic Circus drew a leaf so real that it's hard to distinguish the painting from the real stuff.

Can you guess which leaf is a pencil drawing?

See if you got the right answer:

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Can You Find The Woman in This Body Painting Pic?

We've posted about Craig Tracy's wonderful bodypainting a while ago on Neatorama, but the artist has created many more awesome artwork that we just want to showcase him again.

Can you find the human in the bodypainting of a white tiger above? No?

How about this one below:

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Crow Rides on the Back of an Eagle

Photographer Phoo Chan spotted this incredible scene in Seabrook, Washington. A crow landed on the back of a bald eagle in mid-flight and rode there briefly. The eagle did not seem to object and the crow flew away after a short time. You can see more photos of this encounter at the Daily Mail.

-via The Soul Is Bone

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This Strawberry Looks Like a Chicken

(Photo: Grove Farm)

Reuben and April Welch of Grove Farm in Bonnyrig, Scotland grow strawberries. While harvesting their crop this summer, they spotted this unusual fruit. The strawberry looks like a plump chicken, especially after placing a bit of leaf on one side to serve as a beak. They quipped, "Going to have to eat this chicken as it hasn't laid a single bloody egg yet."

-via Boing Boing

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Blind Date with a Book

Photo via reddit

Don't judge a book by its cover ... judge them by these cryptic keywords, instead! A bookstore in Amsterdam wrapped a number of books in plain brown paper and taped hints like "Science-Fiction," "Ambiguous Utopia," "World Without Government," and "Brilliant Physicist" to help you guess the books inside.

"Try a blind date with a book!" The sign above the bin said, "With only the keywords as hints you can't judge these books by their cover. Purchase the book at the counter and unwrap. A great way to discover new books."

See if you can guess the titles of the books in the photo above.

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World's Laziest Sign Spinner

Have you ever seen a skilled sign spinner on the side of the road performing near-acrobatic stunt with enthusiasm and zeal? Well, this guy is the opposite of that!

My wife and I ran into a sign guy sitting comfortably on a lawn chair reading a book while holding a giant sign to advertise a local business nearby. But he's probably just as effective as the guy who twirls his sign, while expending a fraction of the energy. After all, you can't beat a giant red arrow with the word "Tacos." Those things practically sell themselves!

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Cross Stitch Tattoos

Eva Krbdk, a tattoo artist in Turkey, makes cross stitch-like patterns that create vivid impressions of their subjects. The stitch marks are clear, crisp, and perfectly arranged. It's like wearing a framed sampler on your skin! 

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Aurora From Space

Image: NASA

Astronaut Scott Kelly took this amazing photo of an aurora from on board the International Space Station. As you can see in this photo above, taken on June 23, 2015, the glowing aurora looks as awesome from space as it does from the ground.

More spectacular photo of the red aurora from Kelly's Twitter account:

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#PrattKeeping with REAL Dinosaurs

Remember when all those zookeepers imitated Chris Pratt's velociraptor training pose from the movie Jurassic World? Well, museum curators want in on the fun, too!

Here's one tweeted by The Smithsonian:

#PrattKeeping is a key component of the exhibition process. Our Dinosaur Curator, Matthew Carrano, has a tough job!

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Sale Tag Dress

Last year, fashion designer Jeremy Scott developed a series of dresses for the Moschino fashion house. They include this eye-catching dress that looks like a sales tag. It's a critique on consumerism. I'll wait until it reaches the clearance rack before considering it again.

-via Weird Universe

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Opal Captures Fiery Sunset and Clouds Within

Photo: Jeff Schultz/Flickr - via Bored Panda

What magical stone is this?! Flickr user Jeff Schultz took a photograph of a Mexican opal that looks like it has a fiery sunset and clouds captured within. Gorgeous!

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Giant Sawblade Cuts into Car

(Photo: The People's Daily)

Do you have enough to worry about right now? No? Well, then have I got a deal for you! From now on, you have to be afraid that whilst driving down the road, a 5-foot tall circular sawblade may fly at your car and almost cut it apart.

A man in Chongqing, China had the fright of his life when a sawblade in the back of a trailer hauled by another motorist flew out and cut 20 inches into his car, directly into the driver's side. The driver was uninjured, but, the Daily Mail reports, "he was barely able to stand up when he got out of the car because his legs were shaking."

Giant sawblades: they could be anywhere, waiting for you. Plan accordingly.

-via The Soul Is Bone

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A Sidewalk Sign for Sidewalk Signs

How do you sell signs? With a sign! Everyone who took advantage of this offer already knew how effective the signs are. After all, it worked on them! The price may seem a bit high, but it includes custom sign printing, and you’ll end up with a weather resistant sign your business can use for years. I'm not really endorsing this particular sign sale, but several sign professionals at reddit gave details. You might find the same thing for less money, but not a lot less. -via Boing Boing

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Why is This 1850s Marble Statue Sculpture Shows a Girl Looking at Her Smartphone?

Photo: Gail Worley / Worleygig

Actually, she's not ... but it's amazing how our modern brain interprets that situation, right?

Gail Worley of the awesome blog Worleygig (seriously, check it out) went to The Met and saw this 1855 marble statue "Indian Girl, or The Dawn of Christianity," by Erasmus Dow Palmer. Like many of us, she immediately thought "doesn't it look like she's checking her Instagram feed or catching up on Tweets?"

It turns out that the object that the Indian Girl was looking at is a crucifix, not a smart phone. Could've fooled us, though.

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This Building Looks Like a Drill Bit

(Photo: Essence of Dilmunia)

This will happen to you if the chuck on your drill isn't tight. Your bit will remain stuck in the material you were trying to bore through.

This photo shows the recently completed United Tower, a 50-storey structure on the coast of Bahrain. It will soon house a 5-star hotel, among other businesses, in a wealthy area of that Gulf state. The external structure rests on an octagonal base and creates the impression that it rotates counterclockwise a full 360º.

-via Amusing Planet

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Hex Keys Optical Illusion

What do these organized hex keys look like to you? They look like floating stairs made out of staples to me!

When imgurian megsut121 organized some hex keys (or Allen key, if you must) at work, two questions immediate came to mind: First, who in the world would have that many hex keys. And second, do they point up or down?

Take a look at the larger pic - there's something strangely satisfying going on here.

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