Calling Cards for Tall People


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Would you like to be a polite, thoughtful person? Then comment on the personal appearances of complete strangers. That's what you need to do.

And if you mention that someone you don't know is tall, hopefully s/he will hand you this card that will deliver a verbal rather than physical smacking.

-via Pleated Jeans


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X-Men have Vanity Plates

Now we know where Professor X is from, and what sweet ride he has! Redditor funboixero spotted this car in Houston. He saw the driver exit the parking lot in a wheelchair, but hasn’t yet mentioned whether he was bald, which is what everyone wants to know. You can get a closer look at imgur.


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Photos of the Largest Ship Ever Built, Now Under Construction

When it is completed, the first ship in Maersk Triple E series will be the largest ever built in human history. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper got the chance to crawl around it for a few hours while the hulk, still under construction, passed through Copenhagen last year. You can see his photo set of this amazing machine here.

The Maersk shipping line plans to build 20 of these marvels, each of which is 59 meters wide and can carry 18,000 shipping containers. When the first one is complete, it will have a crew of 15 who can enjoy on board amenities, including a swimming pool and a movie theater. This ship is the pride of Opko, South Korea, where its construction now take place.

-via Ka-ching!


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Dad and Daughters

This hits so close to home, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Don’t let my husband see it; he has six daughters (and one son) between the ages of 16 and 25. Still, it’s not necessarily a modern concept. Teenagers have been ignoring their parents for generations, so it doesn’t really require social media. Just wait until their car breaks down or they need their pilot light adjusted- then they’ll find time to talk to Dad! I don’t know who originally did this comic, but I’ve seen it in at least five languages. -via reddit


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Liz Climo on Halloween 2014


Web comic artist Liz Climo's delightful take on life (previously at Neatorama) features her adorable animal characters cleverly expressing themselves. Climo, an animator for The Simpsons, has a popular Tumblr site. Climo described in an interview how she draws inspiration from her work on The Simpsons:

I actually get a lot of ideas for my comics from my job at The Simpsons, but not in the way some might think. I work with a lot of funny, interesting people, and my interactions with them on a daily basis give me a lot of ideas. Also, I grew up watching the show, so the humor, especially in the early seasons, really helped shape my sense of what I find funny."

In the panels shown here, Climo celebrates Halloween via her characters, which, though animals, are remarkably relatable. 


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This Giant Macaron Is a Sumo Wrestling Prize

Can you drive your opponent to the ground? Then, obviously, you should bear this giant green macaron as a trophy. Rocket News 24 reports that this giant cookie was a prize at the Sumo Senshuraku championship. The famous French pastry chef Pierre Hermé made it for the tournament.

Photo: @sumokyokai


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Hiker Stumbles Upon an Abyss in Portugal

Redditor RTWin80weeks was hiking along the beach outside of Lagos, Portugal when he came upon this amazing rock formation. It's a hole that goes deep into the earth--farther than he could see.


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Other redditors claim to have been there. Ski6666 made this video showing the other side, which empties into the ocean. -SSS- thinks that this spot is at Farol Ponta Da Peidade, an area known for its exceptional natural beauty.

-via Twisted Sifter


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Mortado, the Human Fountain

At first glance, this 1930 picture of a freak show act would be something you put down to trickery. But this trickery may give you the willies. Mortado was a body modification practitioner.

Mortado, The Human Fountain was born in Berlin and first exhibited himself there in 1929.  He had holes bored through both his hands and feet, and, when seated in a specially constructed chair, copper tubes were fed through the wounds.   Water flowed through them at a high pressure, making Mortado a “human fountain”.  

When he was not performing, he plugged his wounds with corks to keep them from healing.  He occasionally also performed in biblical Crucifixion reenactments, placing small “blood bags” in his wounds for realism, which his assistant would puncture when he nailed him.  

The picture was taken at Coney Island’s Dreamland Circus.


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Slittens

Kittens are adorable, but when a kitten that looks different comes along, like Lil Bub or Grumpy Cat, we make stars out of them. And that’s why we have Slittens! Slittens are sloth kittens, or kittens with sloth faces, and there’s a Tumblr blog of them. At first, they’re a little creepy, but once you get used to them, you want one for your very own. -via Boing Boing


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"Anonymous Gods" by Artist Marion Balac

                                                  Image Credit: Marion Balac

It is all well and good that Google cars automatically blur out faces when they drive through neighborhoods and take pics, so as to avoid any legeal trouble. But there is something else their camera and software does. It blurs all faces. This includes the faces they drive by of staues and monuments all across the country. Artist Marion Balac realized how funny this was, and went about collecting some of these pics with the blurred faces of the famous and infamous. 

She calls the project "Anonymous Gods" and as you can see, it works on multiple levels. It is funny and thought-provoking, which the best art should always be. It also shows us the absurdity of technology and how its imperfection has taken over our lives.

Via LaughingSquid


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Rainbow Colored Sheep Beneath a Rainbow

In his youth, photographer Gray Malin once heard of a Scottish shepherd who dyed the wool of his sheep in order to make them more visible at night and thus less easily stolen. This story rolled around in his head for years until it came into fruition as the "Dream Series."

Malin dyed a flock of sheep bright, vibrant colors. Then he photographed them as they moved around. The results are magical in appearance, as though these animals have become mysterious cryptids passing into our world only temporarily.

-via Huffington Post


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Wedding Photo Shoot Interrupted by Charging Bull


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If any of you can show just cause why they may not lawfully be married, speak now; or else for ever hold your peace.

Well, the bull had something to say. Rachel Deane of Finishing Image Photography shot a wedding in Tamworth, Australia. A bull wandered into the scene and charged at the couple.

Brian, the groom, rose to the occasion. He charged right back at the much larger bull, chasing it away. You can see more photos of the encounter at the Huffington Post.


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The Satanic Children's Book of Big Activities

Image Via TheSatanicTemple

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.

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Dental Mannequins Are Terrifying

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They're not completely human, but not completely non-human. These dental mannequins lie in the uncanny valley between the two. Dental students use these monstrous simulators to practice their craft.


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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.

-via David Thompson


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The 21 Funniest Pregnancy Announcements

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.

Andy of How to Be a Dad rounded up 21 of the funniest ways that couples have announced that they're having a baby, including an eviction notice, a computer code script, and many groan-worthy puns.

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Pineapple Hair


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Now I have a new goal in life. It is to be cooler than this guy. I'm not sure how I'll pull it off. But it has to be more awesome than having a haircut that makes your head look like a pineapple.


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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.

-via Flavorwire


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I'll Have Two Scoops of Chocolate on Pine, Please.

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I admire this ice cream parlor for offering a different take on cones. Maybe it could also offer retinal, volcanic, and traffic. Now place your order.

-via Tastefully Offensive


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Designer Garbage

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.


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Perfectly Timed Photo Shows a Basketball Solar Eclipse

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.

-via Twisted Sifter


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34 People Having Fun with Statues

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.

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The 26 Feels Every Guy Goes Through When Shopping With His Girlfriend

Image Credit: Crosa

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. 

So maybe some people wonder what it is like for a man when he goes shopping with his girlfriend. The strange range of emotions he must go through. Well, Bored.com put together a list of the 26 feels that all men go through when shopping with their lady, and if nothing else, it is really good for a laugh.

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.


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Two Anonymous Artists Sneak Into Classroom Every Night and Do Elaborate Chalk Drawings

ImageCredits: Danger Dust

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.


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Illustrated Guide to Dogs of the World by Lili Chin



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.



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Clever, Visual Representations of Famous Quotes

Image Credit: Ryan McArthur

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.


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Amazing Drone Photo of Climbers Atop the Summit of a Mountain

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.

This is one of many outstanding photos that Mammut has staged in the Alps. You can see the rest here, and you really should.

-via Colossal


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Banksy's Calvin and Hobbes

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Poor Calvin. He couldn't stay 6 years old. But none of us can. We must grow up, for the alternative is worse.

-via Nerd Approved

UPDATE 9/17/18: There seems to be some dispute that this is actually a work by Banksy. In fact, it's not even clear that Banksy is on Twitter.


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American Flag Appears in the Clouds

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.

-via Twitchy


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The Ruins


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

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The Best Yearbook Photo Ever

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."

-via Twitchy


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Miss Correct Posture


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.

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