Symptom of March Madness

March Madness: That time of the year when your head shape really works to your advantage! Spotted by Twitter user @TunaOfTheSky.

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Messy Roommate Inspired Man to Create "Passive-Aggressive Art Gallery"

Got a messy roommate? Don't get mad - turn his mess into a "passive-aggressive art gallery" instead and gain Interweb fame.

Justin Cousson of Hollywood, California, converted over 30 instances of his roommate's messiness in the living room, kitchen, and laundry room into art pieces. Like this one above, titled "Cheese Knife".

"Knife left out on counter in striking distance of knife block, having been only used to remove seal of ice cream carton, which was also left on counter, leaving quite the sight as the last thing I saw before I gratefully leave town for two weeks." (mixed media 2017, $500).

"Sour cream covered spoon, left in sink before leaving town for four days"
(mixed media 2017, $3,400)

"Boxes left on couch because what even *is* breaking them down and recycling or leaving them not on the couch" (mixed media 2017, $6000)

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Wheel of Fortune Fail: A Streetcar Na(k)ed Desire

Can you solve this Wheel of Fortune puzzle?

In Tuesday's Wheel of Fortune episode, a contestant named Kevin was one letter away from solving the puzzle and winning the game ... but his dirty mind proved to be his undoing (and his ticket to Internet infamy).

After Kevin called for a "K" (with confidence, no less) and lost the game to a fellow contestant, Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak joked, "... although you got the right answer, I'd rather see Kevin's play."

You can watch the now legendary game in this YouTube clip below:

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International Hair Freezing Contest

Images: Takhini Hot Pools

This sure puts "chill" in "just chilling."

Every year since 2011, the Takhini Hot Pools, a hot springs resort in Yukon, Canada, has held The International Hair Freezing Contest (Previously on Neatorama). Contestants would soak in the hot springs, dip their heads in the hot springs and wet their hair, then mold their hair into the most creative 'dos and let the cold winter air freeze it.

Take a look at the photos of some of this year's participants:

Just how cold was it there? Take a look at the temperature shown on the thermometer below:

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This Cake Rocks!

What a perfect birthday cake for a geologist! We don't know anything about the person who baked this "sedimentary layer cake", but we'd wager he or she's down to earth about the amount of time and labor it took. So let's not take it for granite. Plus, it sure builds my apatite! Yum!

(Image: Proteon/reddit)

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Something is Lost in Translation Here

Something must be lost in translation here. Redditor GrapefruitTechnique posted a girl wearing a shirt with a familiar character but something's not quite right ...

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Master Splinter IRL

Like Master Splinter once said, "The path that leads to what we truly desire is long and difficult, but only by following that path do we achieve our goal." And by goal, I think he meant pizza and by path he meant trash cans.

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Skull Firelogs

Now this is a backyard firepit fit for Conan the Barbarian! Forget firelogs - keep yourself warm with fires fueled by burning the skulls of your enemies. But there's no need to vanquish Thulsa Doom and his armies - you can buy these skull "logs" over at Amazon - via The Awesomer and Valhalla's Chosen.

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World's Scariest Wedding Invitation

Matt and Nancy are getting married in May. Matt happens to be the sheriff. When the wedding invitations went out, the recipients were startled, and some of them probably hyperventilated before they read the fine print. The bride's nephew EXSUPERVILLAIN shared the themed invitation with some rather sloppy redaction. With a username like that, he was probably more startled than anyone. -via reddit

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The Giving Tree Brought to Life

A post shared by Phoebe C. (@feebee510) on Mar 11, 2017 at 10:07am PST

Oakland, California, resident Phoebe Calef noted that someone recently cut down a tree near her home and turned it into a rustic chair ... and the perfect canvas to bring the last lines of Shel Silverstein's classic children's book "The Giving Tree" to life.

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Carrot Ready to Bust a Move

Turnip the jams, he's about to drop the beet, and he doesn't carrot all!

It's a picture of a carrot that looks like a human body, but the pun possibilities made this rad veg something special. -via reddit

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Street Pineapple

Who lives in a pineapple under the street? Urban Spongebob! And you thought it was the just the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who lived in the city drains. And Pennywise. The next step is to see how many puns can be made about the sponge that might be found under this colorful manhole cover. You'll find about a hundred attempts in the discussion at reddit.

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Disappointment in a Nutshell

This is why we can't have nice things. The Hide-Away Piano Bar in St. Louis had a great idea, but now it's only a great sign. I mean really, what could possibly go wrong with Lightsaber Night at a bar? Todd may be persona non grata in the neighborhood for quite some time, but the guy who did the sign is a hero for bringing a smile to the internet. -via reddit

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Name That Actor!

Do you want to try to guess who this actor is before I give the answer? Then stop reading now.

In 2004, there was a miniseries called Angels in America, based on the play by Tony Kushner. Several of the characters were supernatural in origin, and a handful of actors played multiple roles. Meryl Streep played four roles, one of which was Rabbi Chemelwitz. Yes, that's Streep under all that makeup. -via Eddie Deezen

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Hot and Cold Running Water

Yes, these are water towers in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and yes, they do look like that. The story goes that teenagers painted "hot" and "cold" on the town's two water towers. When the utility company next painted the tanks, they kept the graffiti titles, and just prettied up the lettering. Then a third tank was added, and it was labeled "warm." I don't know how true that is, but it's pretty neat.  -via reddit

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She's Got Legs -or Does She?

A few days ago, redditor jr0d7771 posted this picture and gave us a conundrum. There are obviously five young women sitting on the couch. But there are four pairs of legs. The woman in the middle appears to have none. Can you figure it out?

First off, you shouldn't be led by my assumption that it's the middle woman who has no legs. It could be any of them. When you've given up, you can read about the investigation and conclusion at The Concourse.

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Helsinki in November

This sign was erected at the Messukeskus convention center to welcome visitors to the Slush  entrepreneurship convention, which was apparently a lot of fun. To belie the sign, the reddit thread is full of people telling what a great time they had when they visited or lived in Finland. Still, many suggest going in summer.

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Collaboration Among Billboards

The good news is that I cut that tree down with my new chainsaw in no time flat. The bad news is that it fell on the neighbor's car.

In this case, two billboards are better than one. Once you get someone to pay attention to your advertising billboard among the hundreds of others around it, the battle is won. So these two businesses were consolidated by a poor tree. This was spotted in Nixa, Missouri. -via reddit

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Objects in Mirror Are More Peaceful Than They Appear

Via imgur

Is it V for Victory or for Volkswagen? In any case, let's all agree that this Volkswagen's side view mirrors are truly awesome!

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This is How You Get Aliens

This UFO was spotted flying over Jibbon Beach, just south of Sydney, Australia. If you look closely, you might see a yowie hiding in the forest. Remember this photograph, because you may see it on conspiracy websites in the future. There's a perfectly logical explanation.

Senorwest got this photograph while taking long exposure night shots. The lights in the sky are a police helicopter that was circling, looking for a fugitive. It has that shape because Senorwest set up a 30-second exposure and caught most of the circle, which gave it a perfect "U" shape. The dots along the shape are the pulsing of the spotlight. Cool picture.  

Or maybe that's what they want you to think.

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Crayons for Grownups

Ryan Hunter (redditor yanray) is the co-author of the coloring book Coloring for Grownups. He also came up with these crayon colors for a contest. These are the colors you don't forget.  -via reddit

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Wile E. Coyote Got Wheels

This biker is ready for Halloween! Spotted in Mission Viejo, California, he’s got all the equipment he needs: ACME rockets, a butterfly net, and a “Yikes!” sign he can use when he drives off a cliff without realizing it. And all the time, that roadrunner will always be one step ahead of him. You can enlarge the picture at imgur and see the details better. -via reddit

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The Credible Hulk

You can believe it, just check the sources! This artwork was spotted on the door of an English teacher’s office. -via Laughing Squid

(Image credit: reaptherekt)

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Bronco Plates

If you own a white Ford Bronco, it has probably occurred to you to get personalized plate. Redditor DaFunktapus managed to get the simplest one in North Carolina. He was surprised that it was available. There is a kind of club for white Ford Bronco owners with personalized plates, although they are spread out over the 50 states. And for some reason, people take pictures of them. Continue reading to see some of them.

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Reply All

Hitting “reply all” on a multi-person email can start a chain reaction that never ends. In fact, it can be like rolling a snowball down a mountain, where it gathers more and more snow until it’s bigger than a house. Sometimes it ends in a picnic and a viral story, like the Berkeley Spampocalypse last year. But usually, it just annoys everyone. The New York Times has some advice on such an event. -Thanks, John Farrier!

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Pokeball Flower

This Pokémon Go craze has even invaded the flower garden! Redditor space_wyrm found a zinnia in the garden that aspires to be a Pokeball. You know what they say, dress not for the job you have, but for the job you want.

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Rainbow Challengers

Have you noticed in the last few years that you don’t see colorful cars much anymore? If you’re looking for your car in a parking lot, or you’re in heavy traffic, all the cars around you are gray or white, with a few black outliers. Look at any car dealership, you’ll see it full of gray and white cars, with one of two red ones for contrast. What happened to the colors?

Classic car owners are having none of that. This picture of 76 Dodge Challengers was organized at a meeting of the Peach State Challengers and shared by redditor Ghawblin. You can see that a few drivers in the back showed up a few minutes late (or more likely, they didn’t want the end of the line to be white), but the overall effect is glorious. Doesn’t anyone in Georgia want to drive a yellow Challenger? You can see more shots of the cars at the Peach State Challengers Facebook page.  

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The Craziest Bike Path

UPDATE 7/28/16: Thanks to commenters T313, Rudolph, and Andre Woola, we now know! It's Entrelacement, a public art work by Michel de Broin. You can see it on Google Street View here. Go team Neatoramanauts!


Bartek Komorowski, an urban planner and biking enthusiast, posted this photo of what he says is a stretch of pathway near the Charlevoix Bridge over the Lachine Canal in Montreal. It's not for the novice rider.

Is this real? I can't find any supporting information about this section of the path, but Komorowski doesn't seem inclined to tweeting Photoshop gags.

-via Jeremy Barker

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Delicious Pokémon

Do you want your Pokémon to GO? Jadalnia is a restaurant in Poznan, Poland. Since Pokémon GO became a global sensation, they’ve made use of the Pokémon found in the kitchen! Would you care for some Charmander stir-fry? Squirtle soup? Or maybe Pikachu paté? This image was posted on their Facebook page.  -via reddit

(Image credit: Jadalnia)

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Radioactive Waste Birthday Cake

We don’t know who decorated this cake, but the occasion was the Radioactive Waste Manager’s birthday. Redditor centinel4, who lives in Austria, posted the picture. He must have been at the party, because he knew that the barrels are made of marzipan, and not marshmallows or earplugs as others thought. You’d think the appropriate flavor would be yellowcake, but the brown cake was important to resemble soil in the edible diorama.

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