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Are You Ready for Some Otterball?

We're huge fans of the Puppy Bowl and even the Kitten Bowl (despite the fact that it's a blatant rip off), but if you're looking for some live animal sports, some new teams or just a little more water in the game, you'll want to head to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to enjoy the second annual Otter Bowl.

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The otters in the otter bowl aren't just limited to boring old footballs and even toy balls, they even are given a special football made out of clams.

If you're looking for a little live animal championship entertainment but happen to be in San Francisco rather than LA, be sure to stop by the live Puppy Bowl at Gott's Roadside. Best of all, the athletes are all up for adoption there so you could even bring home a new best friend.

Via LAist and LA Times

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This Hungry Sea Lion Pup Headed Right to a Restaurant

When you're hungry and you don't want to cook for yourself, you go to a restaurant. But who knew that sea lions thought the same way? At least one little guy in San Diego does as he headed to a beach-front restaurant The Marine Room yesterday morning and sat himself in a booth awaiting service. 

While the waitstaff was slow to show up for work, the little guy took in the great view.

Unfortunately, he never got his order of fish and chips, but he was taken in by a rescue team -though only after executive chef Bernard Guillas took a few choice photos of the odd occurrence. 

Via CBS News

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Lemurs Love to Get High on Millipedes

Lemurs are everything depicted in Madagascar -adorable, fuzzy and pretty f-ing crazy. But now that insanity sort of makes sense now that we know black lemurs actually enjoy getting high, it makes a lot more sense. So how do they get high? As it turns out, despite mostly eating fruit, they have a soft spot for black millipedes as well. If there's any question about whether or not they're trying to get high or just trying to have a snack, there's no debate there as they don't even eat the poisonous bugs, but simply take a bite and then throw it on the ground.

The millipedes often don't even die, but they do spray a toxic cloud at the lemur, which then spreads it along its fur. Aside from a sweet trip, the lemur also gets the benefit of using the poison as a mosquito repellant.

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Hellpug and Company Just Need A Few Kitty Best Friends

We've seen The Gamorrean Pug Guard, Pug Vader, the Banthapug, the leads of Doctor Pug, Spock from Star Pug and a barrage of television show intros with pugs. Now Pupstar Sonoma (who previously created the Game of Pugs) has brought us the superpug movie we've been dying to see -Hellpug.

If you prefer fantasy pugs, the company has also created the Pugs of Middle Earth for you to enjoy so you should still check out the link and say "hello" to some of the most fantastically dressed pugs on earth.

Via Fashionably Geek

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Punk Rock and Metal Cats Decked Out in Vests

Self-expression is a huge part of the punk and metal scene and sharing your favorite bands and other interests on your vest or jacket is one of the best ways to express yourself. Of course, just because these scenes are mostly made up of humans, that doesn't mean cats don't know how to rock just as hard.

Over at both Buzzfeed and Metal Sucks, there are a few great collections of punk and metal kitties decked out in their most rocking vests. They sure look cute, but with their vests and attitudes, these cats aren't to be messed with.

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When the Daleks Attacked Harry Potter

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The Harry Potter film series had some of the best actors in Britain -including David Tennant just before he was cast as The Doctor. While it's always fun to imagine actors playing their most famous roles in their other films, it's particularly easy with David Tennant, since the Tenth Doctor once wiped his memory so he thought he was human just to hide out from a particularly evil family of aliens.

This mashup with Harry Potter is perfect for those who love imagining that Bartleby Couch Jr. is just a strange and confused Doctor in hiding. 


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This Artist Created Portraits of Himself After Trying 52 Different Drugs

Artist Bryan Lewis Sanders wondered how different drugs may affect his perception, so he started a series where he did self portraits under the influence of (or shortly after doing) different drugs. At first he did the experiment once every day, but after a few weeks, he started suffering from lethargy and mild brain damage. While he's continuing the experiments to this day, now he's limiting himself to occasional drugs administered under the expertise of medical professionals.

While his artworks don't always portray how the drug makes a person feel while they are using them, they do illustrate how the artist feels while on the drug or at least while thinking about the drug. For example, the top image demonstrates Ambien, the middle one PCP and the one below on hash.

Needless to say, even if you do enjoy occasional recreational drug use, this is an experiment you really shouldn't try at home.

Via RYOT


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A David Bowie Fan Art Tribute

The world lost a music legend yesterday when it was announced that David Bowie died at the age of 69 after battling cancer for over a year. It's never easy to say goodbye to someone you look up to, so rather than try to say it in words, we opted to say goodbye with the help of some of the many wonderful artists around the web.

Dolly Chops' Changes

This wonderful GIF is quite possibly the most popular image out there right now celebrating David Bowie's long and wonderful career. It was made by artist Dolly Chops to celebrate the musician's birthday just last Friday.

Mauricio Telles' McFries Creation

Artist Mauricio Telles has a whole series of artworks made from the boxes of McDonald's French fries. While I doubt Bowie was a big McDonald's fan, this strange portrait seems a delightfully perfect tribute to the singer's wonderfully odd persona.

Janey Jane's Nouveau Dedication

Art Nouveau is all the rage these days, but whether or not it's trendy right now, it's hard to argue that it seems a fitting style for artwork based on Labyrinth and that this poster art is simply fantastic.

Smooth Criminal73's Beautiful Intensity

David always managed to have a unique combination of beauty and intensity in his face -something difficult for artists to replicate well, but this pencil portrait of the rock star perfectly captures that striking look.

David Deb's Romantic Labyrinth

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Take A Bite Out of Luggage Theft With Monster Luggage

Luggage theft is incredibly easy these days as criminals just have to wait for a black rolling bag to pass by on the luggage carousel and snag it. If someone actually stops them, they just have to say "oops, it looks just like mine" and people will believe it.

You'll never need to worry about that problem with this amazing monster luggage from Etsy seller WaywardLeatherDesign. Sure it doesn't roll like you're generic black suitcase, but no one will "accidentally" grab your luggage ever again -at least not without worrying that your luggage might bite them.

Via Geek Girls


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Researchers Plan to Build 3D Model of Temple Destroyed by Isis

The Temple of Bel in Syria was an ancient structure built all the way back Mesopotamia. It managed to survive up until August of last year, when ISIS destroyed the building. Now as both a way to honor our history and as a method of resistance against the Islamic State, researchers from Harvard University, the University of Oxford, and Dubai’s Museum of the Future are working together to transform 2D images of the temple into a 3D model that will then be 3D printed and put on display in both London and New York. The replicas will be on display as part of UNESCO's World Herritage Week in April 2016 to remind people just how important the protection of our ancient structures is.

Via FlavorWire


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Erase Donald Trump from Your Internet With This Chrome Extension

Tired of hearing about Donald Trump? Whether you love or hate the man, there's no denying that there's just too much talk about him online right now. If you want to avoid the Trumping around the net, you can now install a Chrome extension named Trump Filter that will block all mention of the presidential candidate (presumably including this post ironically). 

Via The Hill


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Amazing Geek Dice Jewelry

Some girls wear their heart on their sleeve, but some geek gals like to wear their gaming accessories on their necks, wrists and ears. For those ladies, MageStudios has all the great geek jewelry you can bear to wear.

While their lady's jewelry is quite fantastic, don't feel too left out if you're a gentleman looking for a few dice accessories -the shop also sells cufflinks and other accessories like keychains

Via Geek Girls


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8 Kitchen Gadgets No One Actually Needs

There is something fun about getting a new kitchen tool, but the sad truth is that all too many of the kitchen gadgets available today are just pointless. For the most part, all you really need is a nice set of knives, a cutting board, some good mixing bowls and a few quality pans. 

What you don't need are a selection of specialized food slicers, a device designed just for cooking eggs in tube form or something specially created just to help you dip Oreos in milk. So check out the fulll list of useless kitchen tools at Homes and Hues: 8 Kitchen Gadgets No One Really Needs


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Delightfully Charming Krampus Christmas Illustrations

Santa is cool and all, but for those of us who like a little terror in our holidays, Krampus is the real star of the show. If you're dreaming of a dark Christmas, you'll surely want to check out the great vintage Krampus illustrations rounded up on Flavorwire.

Heck, you might even want to save the bookmark just in case you run across some particularly pesky children today and need to scare them into behaving. Maybe Krampus can help you have a more Merry Christmas this year.


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11 Crafty Christmas Gifts You Can Make Last Minute

Don't want to fight the crowds at the mall but still need to get a few last minute gifts for the people on your list? Well, you can always try making something for the people on your list. Over on Homes and Hues, we rounded up some great gift ideas you can make at home for little money and with minimal time. 

From spa goodies to sweets and from ornaments to custom posters, we have all kinds of great ideas for you to create what you need for the special people in your life.

So don't miss the whole list over at Homes and Hues: 11 Last Minute Crafts You That Make Great DIY Christmas Gifts


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Celebrate Christmas With the Soothing Sounds of Screaming Goats

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If there's one thing anyone who has ever worked in retail during the holidays can agree on, it's that they just can't handle listening to another sugary-sweet, cheesy Christmas carol. That being said, I think most people can agree on the brilliance of these classic Christmas carols made completely new again with the angelic soothing sounds of singing goats.

Finally you can re-embrace the beauty of these classic, but over-performed Christmas tunes.

Via The Daily Dog

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The Weirdest Urban Legends About Walt Disney

We at Neatorama are big fans of Walt Disney and his magical creations, but even as fans, it's easy to get swept away with some of the urban legends built around the man. Even if you're familiar with the one about Walt's body (or even just his disembodied head) being cryogenically frozen, you probably still haven't heard some of the great urban legends. For example, the one about Walt leaving his fortune to the first pregnant man is new to me, as is the idea that he chose seven dwarves to accompany Snow White to represent the seven stages of cocaine addiction.

Review the rest of these crazy myths over on Flavorwire


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Doug the Pug Reveals the Beauty of Pugavision

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Doug the Pug is always charming no matter what crazy hijinx he's up to, but if you're a TV-aholic, you're really going to get a kick out of his recent television intro parody. The video is surprisingly long, giving you access to all kinds of famous television show intros -so there's surely some from shows you actually love. Even if you hate all the shows though, seeing Doug and his friends goof around in adorable wigs makes the whole thing worth while. 

If only there was an app to make all my shows better with Pugavision.

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8 Fun Alternative Christmas Trees

There's somethig delightful about a beautiful Christmas tree, but not everyone has the space, time or money to commit to a traditional tree whether artificial or real. For those looking for something a little different this year, we rounded up some of the greatest and most fun alternatives to the traditional pine look.

Some of the trees can be made at home, some need to be purchased online and some are simple things you probably already have at home. So if you're looking to ditch the pine tree this Christmas, don't miss this great Homes and Hues list: 8 Awesome Alternative Christmas Trees


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Van Orton Design's Amazing Psychedelic Movie Posters

Love cult classics? Then you'll love these delightful, 70s-inspired artworks by Van Orton Design. While the movies portrayed date all the way from the 70s to the last decade, the style seems incredibly fitting for any cult film no matter what the decade.

Few of the artworks have any titles on them, but recognizing them is a great way to test your own film knowledge.

Via Flavorwire


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8 Ways to Brighten Your Home

Winter can make our homes seem dark and oppressive but if you don't want to deal with a drab, cold-looking house, there are some things you can do. Over at Homes and Hues, we rounded up some great ways to make your home brighter. Most of the tips are even insanely simple -from cleaning your windows and light fixtures to adding some plants and mirrors, it can't be easier to brighten things up at home.

Don't miss the full list over at Homes and Hues: 8 Easy Ways to Brighten Your Home


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Pre-Fame Roles of Celebrities

We've all watched an older movie and had that moment of "OMG, I didn't realize so-and-so was in that." That's why I love this great Flavorwire article featuring 50 actors in some of their early, pre-fame movie roles. From Zooey Deschanel in Almost Famous to Laurence Fishburne in Apocalypse Now, it's funny how many stars are in big-name movies without actually being remembered for those roles. Of course, even those that you remember in those roles are fun to remember.


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Thank You For Wearing A Friend

If you love Golden Girls, you might be disappointed with the amount of licensed merchandise put out by the network that owns the rights to the show. Not to worry though, there are plenty of fun Golden Girls products available on Etsy. In particular, you can actually buy these Golden Girls panties from Etsy seller Bullets and Bees. And in case you're wondering, yes, the Blanche panties are crotchless.

If you don't like Golden Girls though, don't worry, there are plenty of other options available, including Ryan Gosling, Bob Ross, Bernie Sanders and Alf.

Via Mental Floss


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Adopt A New Best Friend This Black Friday For Free

While many people will be out fist fighting over the best discount sweaters, you can meet a new best friend and take him or her home for free. That's because Zappos.com is partnering with a national animal rescue program called Best Friend Animal Sanctuary and the rescue's network partners to offer free animal adoption on Black Friday. Aside from Zappos covering the adoption fee, the company will also be donating an additional $150 to the rescue for every animal adopted to help other furry friends that don't get new homes that day. 

Even if you can't get to one of the rescues in your area, you can adopt a dog or cat from the rescue's Utah location, where they will help transfer any pet at the shelter to your location in any of the 50 states.

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Pinterest Tricks That Don't Actually Work

Pinterest fans know the site is loaded with helpful tricks and tips, but just because a social media site recommends something doesn't mean it's the miraculous life hack it's cracked up to be. Over on Homes and Hues, we rounded up some of the most totally untrue Pinterest hacks being spread around the net.

From using Mountain Dew to create a glowing light to "miracle" pan cleaners, these "hacks" are really duds. So what other tips are bogus? Find out at Homes and Hues: Don't Try This At Home -7 Terrible Pinterest Hacks


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I Want to Believe In This X Files Merchandise

Every major pop culture phenomenon ends up having some strange official merchandise, but the stuff that truly resonnates with fans ends up having some even more bizarre unofficial merchandise, much of which is available for sale on Etsy. 

That's particularly true when it comes to The X-Files. In fact, Flavorwire did a quick roundup of some of the strangest X-Files merchandise available on the crafting site and it really does come in all varieties of strange and wonderful creations -from the Saint Mulder candle above to the punk rock jacket below.

Of course, if you prefer your fun merchandise in fun t-shirt form, we have plenty of great X-Files tees available in the NeatoShop.


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The Perfect Christmas Gift: A Custom Potato

Looking for something truly special to impress your loved ones this holiday? How about sending a custom message on a potato to his or her address thanks to the wizards of Annonymous Potato. Best of all, the gift, which is already great value of $13, is available on Groupon for 50% off! So now you can send a heartfelt potato for only $6.50 (plus shipping and handling). Who could afford to pass up such a great offer? And, since it stays anonymous, it makes a perfect present for Secret Santa.


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Thanksgiving Dog Wishes You A Happy Turkey Day

What more is there to say about this picture than hey, it's freaking adorable and perfectly seasonal. You can also buy a version of it on a card from Avanti Press if you want to send it to your loved ones. 

Via PetsLady

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The Strangest Airbnb Rentals Ever

From dirt backyards to grounded boats, there are some strange Airbnb rentals out there. The gamut of listings on the site absolutely runs from good to bad, but there are strange things going on both sides.

There are some strange listings that even fall in between good and bad like the bookstore in Scotland you can pay to live and work in. From arranging worker scheduules to cashing out the register every night, you're in charge of the non-profit bookstore, which seems like an odd way to spend your vacation even if you always dreamed of owning a place like that.

Don't miss all the weird and wonderful rentals over at Homes and Hues: 11 of the Strangest (Both Good and Bad) Airbnb Listings


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9 Non-Edible Ways to Use Foods Around Your House

Ready to clean your house a little but don't want to buy any new cleaning products? Well, chances are you can still do have all the things you need at home already -just head into your kitchen and grab some of the foods listed in our newest Homes and Hues article showing you how to use foods for other household purposes.

From nuts to condiments, it's amazing just how functional our everyday foods are. So if you're ready to get your house clean while making yourself a little snack, don't miss this great new Homes and Hues article: 9 Surprising Household Uses for Everyday Foods

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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