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You've got a lot to worry about and Anxiety magazine is here to keep you informed of the latest vexations. Crayon Elyse photoshopped covers for 5 issues of this non-existent periodical. You can view them all at Pleated Jeans. Say hello to this man who seems to know you, but you can't remember his name or where you met him.


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Creepy Images of a Doll Factory

 

Before they were dolls, they were doll parts, which are mass-produced. We know that, but seeing rows and rows of disembodied doll parts is still eerie. Mashable assembled a collection of 26 images taken in doll factories between 1931 and 1955 that are perfectly innocent but still inflict a feeling of dread. -via the Presurfer 


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Dewey’s Epitaph

A tombstone in the Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery in Dedham, Massachusetts, pays tribute to a cat that lived over 100 years ago. The first line is in quotes, which points out that  it was something Dewey’s owner probably heard over and over as he was mourning, and most likely again when he commissioned a tombstone for his beloved cat. -via reddit

(Image credit: Paul Koudounaris)


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Perfect Rainbow over Mount Vesuvius

Redditor -yenn- snapped this beautiful photo from Naples, Italy. Here is Mount Vesuvius, a volcano, framed within a full rainbow. Enjoy the view, but don't get too close. Volcanos are sneaky, especially this one (look at what happened to Pompeii).

-via Twisted Sifter


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American Bald Eagle vs. Canada Goose

It was the winter of 1812. The Canadians, long covetous of superior American lands, such as Texas and California, waited for Lake Ontario to freeze over. Then they sent their moose-back cavalry over the ice to invade America.

Naturally, we sent them packing in short order. President Madison celebrated by lighting a cigar and, in the process, accidentally starting a fire in the city of Washington. But after firefighters put it out, the Americans and Canadians made peace and have kept it, however tenuous, ever since.

Skirmishes still break out occasionally. Recently, photographer Lisa Bell saw a Bald Eagle slap around a Canada Goose in British Columbia.

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The Quirky Mailboxes of Japan


(Photo: Joel Bradshaw)

These mailboxes are so kawaii! I want to go to Japan just to mail letters in them.

Sarusawa has compiled photos of more than a dozen eccentric mailboxes, many of which are shaped like characters and one that is actually underwater. You can view them all here.

-via Lost at E Minor


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Be Different

Drexel University students got new uniforms a few months ago. So they could all look the same. I don’t know whose idea the khaki pants were. Or the haircuts. They weren’t the only ones wearing these shirts. This is one of 19 Photos That Are The Definition Of Irony at Buzzfeed.


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Fish Trapped inside a Jellyfish

Photographer Tim Samuel snapped this poor guy in Byron Bay, Australia.

Look at his face.

Have you ever been suffocated in a relationship that you just couldn't get out of even though you could see freedom just a few inches away?

This fish has.

-via reddit


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What People Drive for a Living

Redditors who drive for a living outdid themselves with a one-upmanship series of posts over the weekend. It all started when redditor 060789 posted a picture and said, “I know it's not the most interesting pic in the world, but here's the inside of my garbage truck, for all your inner kids who wanted to see one.” Yes, people wanted to see the interior cab of a garbage truck! But that started a chain of events as other people started posting interior shots of the vehicles they drive for a living.

Redditor corey_m_snow admitted, “It's not *quite* as cool as a garbage truck, but here's the driver's area of my school bus, where I sit for up to six hours a day, sometimes more.” Yes, there are a lot of people who did not ride a school bus while they were growing up.

How about a fire truck? Redditor polak187 gave us the cab of his fire department command vehicle. Oh, it gets better. You can actually say "that escalated quickly."

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Sunrise on the Farm

Phantomsurfr presented this picture and said, “I've been going for 27hrs straight trying to seed as much as possible before the first cold front of the season hits, but I had to stop to take this picture of the sunrise. Wheatbelt -Western Australia.” It’s stunning, with the light bouncing off the clouds, silhouetting the Mad Max machines in the foreground.

But then I thought, wait, seeding? Isn’t it fall now in Australia? A little digging revealed that you indeed plant wheat in the fall in the Australian wheat belt. It’s too hot to do the work in early April, and the rainy season begins in June.  

Phantomsurfr said working that hard and that long makes you sleep really well.  -via reddit


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She Can Finally Breath

Janeen recently attended her daughter's college graduation ceremonies (congratulations, Janeen's daughter!) and took many pictures. Another graduate at the school showed off her decorated mortarboard. She majored in respiratory therapy, not English. Still, you'd think that the one word a respiratory therapist would be expected to spell properly would be "breathe." 

Thanks, Janeen!


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Mom Turns Son's Scar into Harry Potter Lightning Bolt

What have you done to scar your child for life? Imgur member mommybrittaney hasn't done anything permanent. But when her son got a deep cut on his forehead, she made it look beautiful by adding a couple more strokes with a marker and some costuming to turn him into Harry Potter. The Today show quotes her:

He was so embarrassed about his scratch and didn't want to leave the house and be seen with it that dressing him up as Harry Potter was my first instinct.

It was a good one! Now all he has to do is wait for a letter.

-via Geekologie


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Instagram's New Logo Provokes an Existential Crisis

The photo sharing app Instagram rolled out its new logo this week. So if you look for Instagram on your phone, this is the symbol that you're searching for.

Matt Haughey noticed that it looks a lot like the horrified subject in Edvard Munch's painting The Scream. Munch composed that famous image after this moment of inspiration:

I was walking along the road with two friends
The Sun was setting – the Sky turned blood-red.
And I felt a wave of Sadness – I paused
tired to Death – Above the blue-black
Fjord and City Blood and Flaming tongues hovered
My friends walked on – I stayed
behind – quaking with Angst – I
felt the great Scream in Nature
So I challenge the Mona Lisa and Whistler’s Mother

I can't think of a better metaphor for using Instagram that this experience.

-via Althouse


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Rainbow Contrail

Rocket News 24 tells us about Twitter user @KAGAYA, a photographer, who snapped this incredible photo and others at just the right moment. The jet went through a vapor layer when the light was ideal to reflect a rainbow.


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Blind Man

This truck was spotted in Florida. If you were following it, you might become alarmed until you saw it from the side. The truck belongs to All-Pro Blinds (note the URL), which has several locations in northern Florida. It’s an old joke, but it’s still funny. And like many other people, you will be reminded of a similar joke (NSFW language). -via reddit


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Teens Take Epic Prom Photo in Front of Tornado

(Photo: Ali Jolie Marintzer)

Is this an omen? Or is it the ultimate promposal result?

Charlie Bator and Ali Marintzer of Wray, Colorado were photographed together before heading off to their high school prom. A tornado churned just 3 miles away in the background.

-via Ace of Spades HQ


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This Cat's Butt Looks Like Voldemort

Breaking news! Stop the presses!

Redditor velvet_jones_1972 owns a hairless cat. Inside the cat's butt is the trapped soul of Lord Voldemort, the villain from the Harry Potter series.

You can see a larger photo here. What does it mean?

-via Dave Barry


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The Beard Formerly Known as Prince

To commemorate the life of the musician Prince, beard artist James Myrick (whose work we've featured extensively at Neatorama) grew his beard into the shape of Prince's unpronounceable love symbol. The purple background inspired by Prince's Purple Rain is a nice accent.


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Steve Harvey Has Hair Again!

(Photo: unknown)

Game show host Steve Harvey has shaved his head for years now. But it looks like he's grown back his coiffure. An unknown barber made good use of the cut hair on his shop floor to shape a realistic portrait of Harvey.

-via Pleated Jeans


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When Your Plane's Shadow Gets Trapped inside a Rainbow

Catherine Marshall is a South African travel writer and journalist who lives in Sydney, Australia. While flying over the Strait of Messina separating Sicily from the Italian peninsula, she snapped this amazing photo of her plane's shadow transposed over a rainbow.

-via Marilyn Terrell


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Baywatch Blunder

In case you didn’t know, there’s a new Baywatch movie now in production, starring the Rock and Zac Efron. You might have seen some well-staged publicity stills, but Zac Efron posted an outtake as well. It seems he was messing up the less-to-more-clothing progression, and tripped while trying to quickly get in the right spot. I think the second picture would easily bring more people to the movie, but this scene probably didn’t end up in the movie this way. -via reddit


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He’s Had Enough

Police in Kensington, New Hampshire, arrested 29-year-old Joshua Tackett on charges of driving under the influence. The result was a priceless mugshot with Tackett grinning, barely able to hold his eyes open, and wearing a classic t-shirt for the occasion. Police Chief Scott Sanders arrested him Friday night. 

According to Sanders, who responded to the scene, Tackett crossed into the northbound lane and went off the road. He drove through a stonewall and a granite post before after striking a utility pole and getting tangled up the in the pole's guide wires.

His vehicle sustained major damage. The stonewall and granite post were also heavily damaged.

Tackett suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.

Tackett was released on a $750 bond, and presumably went home to await his viral fame. -via Arbroath

(Image credit: Kensington Police Department)


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Potential New Names for an Elementary School

(Photo via Jenny Pancakes)

Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Austin, Texas is named after the famous Confederate general with that name. As the Confederate States of America was founded for the explicit purpose of preserving slavery, many people think that it is inappropriate to keep Lee Elementary's name. The school board has voted to rename the school and has asked the public for suggestions.

Among the potential new names are Donald J. Trump Elementary, Harper Lee Elementary, and Schoolie McSchoolface--a reference to the British ship that was to be named Boaty McBoatface.

-via David Burge


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One Tat to Rule Them All

Redditor djambithechocolates found a picture of The Lord of the Rings cast showing off the new tattoos they got when filming was completed in 2001. The tattoo is of the word “nine” written in Elvish. Yes, the little girl got one, too, although hers was inked on top of her skin with a pen instead of a needle. That’s Alexandra Astin, Sean Austin’s daughter, who appeared as Samwell’s daughter at the end of the trilogy. She’s nineteen years old now. No word on whether she ever got a permanent tattoo. Sean Bean also got the tattoo, but he was off doing other things by the time this picture was taken. See the tats a little clearer in pictures here.


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Woman at Baseball Game Googles How Long It Will Last

Baseball is a game that consists of people standing on a field and, on rare occasions, throwing, hitting, or catching a ball. But mostly it's standing around. According to longtime baseball fan Tom Pettigrew, the typical game lasts about 2 to 3 hours. It only feels longer.

Twitter user Brad Gagnon was at a Toronto Blue Jays game. During the second inning, he spotted a woman in front of him seaching online to find out how much longer she would have to endure this purgatory.

My proposal: encourage players to move expeditiously by releasing hungry lions onto the field after an hour.

-via Lost at E Minor


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Dragon Hair

Jess J. Hall of Wicked Hair Design in Kansas City cut and colored this awesome image of a dragon into the back of some lucky gent's head. It looks like the mark of a hero in a fantasy movie.

-via BuzzFeed


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The Baker Lost Something

(Photo: MyLoveBox)

The bread is a bit crunchy now, but it can looks perfectly clear to eat. What's going on here? Chloe Bryan at Mashable comments:

We'd ask the baker to check Reddit, but we're not sure they can see a computer screen right now.

-via That's Nerdalicious!


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Tires on Sale

Okay, this deal gives you a lot of options. Which would you take? Maybe 25% off the full set, or maybe pay only 75%, but the buy three and get one free still seems like the best deal. However you parse it, giving the customer a choice is always the best way to go. This ad was spotted in Wellington, New Zealand.


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The Golden Rule of Woodworking

(Photo: unknown)

Or, when in doubt, cut it a little too long. You can always take more wood off. You can't put wood back on.

Redditor PangurBanHammer brings us this photo. Many commenters offer similar pieces of advice for different professions, as well as amusing ways to teach them. Babygrenade talks about the measure-twice rule in cooking:

My chef friend had a new line cook that overcooked a steak. He told him to stick in the freezer to uncook it a bit. The line cook actually did and then forgot about it, so my friend replaced it with a raw steak before telling him to check on it.


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50 Shops with Punny Names

You have my sword. And my bow. And my underpants.

The iceberg is cold, but the food is spicy hot.

Imgur member SchaoLink rounded up photos of 50 funny store names found around the world. They're all amusing puns, except for the last one, which is actually really disturbing.

-via BuzzFeed


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