It's Book O'Clock

Redditor Anotrey built this wall clock that makes clever use of book titles to show the hours. You can see process photos here.

Are you curious about why Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has the 7 o'clock position? Anotrey explains his rationale:

Harry Potter is important to my wife and me; we even used some HP elements in our wedding, so it had to make the clock somehow! The number 7 is featured prominently in the series, and the way his arm reaches for the title makes a 7. But that's a stretch ;)

What other titles would you suggest for the hours on the clock?

-via Steven Ross


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New Exercise Craze: Getting Chased by Wild Wolves

It’s a prank by the great Obvious Plant, who obviously planted this flyer at his local 24 Hour Fitness gym. It’s 1 of 3 that he’s played on the impressively patient gym staff. Trainer Chuck M. has a brilliant idea for staying in shape. Humans didn’t evolve to sit at desks or ride bikes. Our primitive ancestors didn’t have crossover machines. They got their exercise in everyday life by chasing and being chased by wild animals. So get in shape the natural way.


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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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Have we learned nothing from Spider-Man? When humanity’s knowledge outstrips its wisdom, we end up with superheroes or supervillains, both of which are trouble. Move the spider farm someplace else. Here, there’s a vacant lot next to the old chemical weapons dump. That'll be fine.

-via reddit


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That is a Long Cat

Longcat is back! Redditor FallenCoffee took a picture of his cat with a panoramic camera. And this was a day that kitty did not want to sit still for his picture, so now he is a centipede. This may remind you of Cyriak Harris’ Kitty City. Cats can be surreal even when they aren't trying to be.


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Hedgehogs in a Cupcake Pan

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Tumblr user fatpeoplemakemehappy points out that “the one on the bottom right  is trying real hard to be a good cupcake.” Good for him! He gets extra treats. The one in the center back, though, will need extra frosting when he’s done.

-via Tastefully Offensive


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Car Crushed by Falling Safe

Looks like Wile E. Coyote has been up to his old tricks again! Who else would drop a vintage safe from some height right onto a parked car? You’d be forgiven if you thought this must be an art installation, and you’d be right, too. It’s a promotional gimmick on the streets of Limerick, Ireland, for Grandmother’s Giant Journey, a performance that is part of the Giant Saga by the French art company Royal de Luxe (previously at Neatorama). Grandmother will arrive in Limerick September 5th to stay through the 7th. Well, according to the legend, she will actually fall from the sky, but I wouldn't worry about any cars being crushed -at least none accidentally. -via reddit


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These Bathroom Tiles Look Like a Giraffe

(Photo: Norbert van Onna)

De Bever Architects designed this bathroom for a home in Eindoven, The Netherlands. When viewed from a distance, the tilework on the bathroom walls turns into the hide of a giraffe. Anything that suggests an African safari is, of course, ideal for a visit to the toilet.

-via Contemporist


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X-Ray Lamp Shade


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This clever lamp shade design makes good use of old x-ray radiographs. The craftsmanship looks precise. It would be ideal for macabre settings, such as a preschool classroom or a wedding chapel.

-via Recyclart


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Beer Barrel Motorcycle Sidecar


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It's called The Beer Engine. The Hogs Back Brewery in Tongham, Surrey, UK commissioned this custom motorcycle. As you can see, the sidecar is a beer keg, spigot and all. The gear shift lever is a beer engine pull. The owners use the motorcycle to draw the attention of crowds at festivals and other public events.

-via Recyclart


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Yoga Drinking Straws

Leo Burnett designed this promotional item for the Yoga+ Yoga Center in Shanghai. Can you bend that far? I mean the straw.

-via Toxel


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Oh, the Humanities!

This is what happens when you don't obey the librarian and she has to shush you one too many times. The UT Dallas McDermott Library had an incident yesterday. No one was injured, but it ended up being a lot of work.

We'd call this a minor setback. Some of our shelves collapsed today during our renovation. Boy was it fun picking up all those books.
 

The Facebook post has a couple more pictures of the carnage. Found at reddit, where I also got the post title. They’ve got every book and library pun possible in the comments.


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What Do You Get When You Cross a Cow and an Octopus?

Biology grad students, make a note to yourself not to cross an octopus with a cow. As if that would ever be remotely possible. This is from a Buzzfeed list called 15 Jokes That Only Biologists Will Fully Understand. That’s not quite true; you don’t have to be a biologist to understand them, really, you just have to know some biology terms. Most are puns, but this one made me laugh out loud. Check them out and let me know if you have any better ones.  


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Horse Hair


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Ride like the wind. You are a master horseman traversing the plains on a majestic steed. People will look at you with respect and honor if you style your hair like this.

-via Rocket News 24


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How Astronauts Travel These Days

NASA astronauts who live and work on the International Space Station get there and back by hitching rides with the Russians. You have to wonder what Kennedy and Khrushchev would think of that. On Thursday morning, cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova, and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore (commander of Expedition 42) came home to Earth in a Soyuz spacecraft, floating down with the aid of an enormous parachute, to land in Kazakhstan. This picture of the golden parachute (which is actually red and white) was captured by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls. See more pictures from the successful landing at National Geographic. Get more technical details about the return at NASA.

(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)


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How to Make a Captain America Fan

Here's a crafting project that makes clever use of what a fan looks like when it's turned on. Just apply paint in the right spots and you have a Captain America shield. You can throw it at your enemies, but first make sure that you have a long extension cord attached.

-via Pleated Jeans


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Choose Wisely


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You turn the blue spigot--the story ends. You wake up with cold water splashing all over your bed. You turn the red spigot--you stay in Wonderland and I show you how scalding hot the rabbit hole is.

Remember: all I'm offering is water. Nothing more.


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-via Tastefully Offensive


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Swimming in a Fish Tank

Redditor LutzTrain explains, "My brother really wanted to swim with his turtle." Here they are high-fiving underwater, as Nature intended. They're best buds.

Some redditors doubt that the photo is real, so LutzTrain offers further proof.


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This Breakfast Buffet Has Fresh Honey from a Beehive Frame

This photo of unknown origin shows what appears to be a breakfast buffet table. There's a honeycomb frame offering the freshest possible honey to diners!

I don't know where this one is, but various redditors report having seen set ups like this at high-end hotels around the world.


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Optical Illusion Body Art by Natalie Fletcher

Color us impressed!

A few years ago, artist Natalie Fletcher moved to Bend, Oregon, and came across an ad for a body painter when she was looking to find a job. Despite having no experience at all, she applied ... and when they asked for examples of previous work, she thought, "Oh, crap! I better paint some bodies!"

That's how Natalie's journey as a body painter started. Since then, she's created many wonderful body paint artwork, including these trippy "Just an Illusion" optical illusion series below. There's no digital enhancement of these images - Natalie painted these freehand with an airbrush on the back of her boyfriend Todd's body:

View more of Natalie's fantastic body art over at her official website (contains artistic nudity) - Thanks Chris!


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It Looks Like You’re Trying to Accessorize…

Would you like help? Yeah, it’s funny, but as soon as you admit that you get the joke, you’ve dated yourself. Adding googly eyes to a paperclip evokes recollections of Clippy, the annoying virtual assistant in Microsoft Office applications sold from 1997 to 2003. Furbyfresse uploaded this picture and said her boyfriend made earrings for her. -via Fail Blog


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Pool Table Gravestone

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The gravestone for Leon and Sharon Gossett in Floral Hill Cemetery, Iroquois County, Illinois looks like a pool table. That's resting in both peace and style! All that's necessary is to pocket the last few balls and call the game.

-via The Soul Is Bone


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Genius Invents the Ultimate Computer Workstation

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Who is this kid? I don't know. But he has earned the respect of all humanity for devising the perfect way to use a touchscreen interface. It's the opposite of a treadmill desk. There's no more needless, wasteful expenditure of energy by remaining upright, or holding up your hands. Just like there, flat on your back, as nature intended.

-via Rocket News 24


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Customer Service Complaint, 1750 B.C.

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Please remain on the line. You clay tablet is very important to us. Tablets will be answered in the order in which they were received.

The British Museum owns a baked clay tablet from the Mesopotamian city of Ur. It is a complaint about a delivery of copper. The response time may be a bit long.

-via Joe Stump


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Hippopotamus Sofa

Maximo Riera understands the importance of creating furniture designs that fit into any home or office. A good furniture maker knows that a piece that goes anywhere is more marketable than a weird oddity. That's why he's continuing to develop chairs and couches that look like large animals. In the past, we've seen his walrus chair and octopus chair. Now he's added to that line this couch that looks like a hippopotamus. It's made to a 1:1 scale with leather lined and creased like a real hippopotamus.

-via Marginal Revolution


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Butterfly Swarm

(Photo: National Geographic/Steffen Reichle)

National Geographic offers a larger version of this image as a downloadable computer wallpaper. Steffen Reichle's incredible shot shows a swarm of butterflies in the Tucavaca Valley Municipal Reserve, a wildlife protection area in Chiquitos Province.

-via Marilyn Terrell


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Beware Weird Ice Formations

The confluence of a slanted awning, a blanket of snow, icicles, and a slight melt produced this lethal trap waiting to skewer any tall person coming out of the door. Or any short person who stands on a few inches of hard snow. Luckily, redditor aeyntie saw the murderous icicle before he was impaled, and got a photograph from the side to show us how nature’s wrath works in mysterious ways. Doesn’t it look like a tentacled ice monster? Then of course, after the murder, the evidence would just melt away. 


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Chores are Scarier than Jaws

Da dum. Da dum. We're going to need bigger washer and dryer!

UK Art Director and artist Sam Gilbey was inspired by the iconic Jaws poster and decided to put together something far, far more terrifying: Chores, a poster about doing the laundry.


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Toxic Poopsicle: This is What Two Tons of Poop Dumped on the Highway Looks Like

You know what's worse than snow on the road? Poop on the road. Lots and lots of poop. Two tons of poop to be exact.

Last week, a highway exit ramp along the I-65 in Indiana's White County had to be closed because of an unusual spill. Raw sewage, thought to be 300 to 400 gallons of hog waste, was 6 to 8 inches deep in some places.

And if you think scooping up poop is a crappy job, the matter got a bit worse for the cleanup crew because it froze into toxic poopsicles.

I'm sure you want to see what that looks like (warning: it is as gross as it sounds), so here it is after the jump:

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This "No Soliciting" Sign is No Match for Girl Scout Cookies

According to this "No Soliciting" sign posted on Imgur, the homeowners already know who they're voting for, have already found Jesus, and are too broke to buy anything, except Thin Mints.

No one is ever too broke to buy Thin Mints (or other Girl Scout Cookies IMHO). That crack cookie is seriously delicious.


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Frozen Jeep Leaves Ice Shadow Behind

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The winter storm in the United States produced this marvel in Greenville, North Carolina. On Tuesday afternoon, people spotted a bizarre ice formation in the parking lot of the Vidant Medical Center. The ice, which is attached to the ground, forms the outline of the front of a jeep. WITN reports:

One of the photo-takers' theory is that the Jeep owner left their vehicle running, warming up the engine. The imprint was then left after they backed out of the parking space. The ice was attached to the curb.

-via Daily of the Day


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