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Neatolinks: A Bra to Stop Those One Night Stands

13 Movie Scenes That Make You Never Want to Use the Bathroom Again (Scribol)

This Bra Only Opens if You're In Love (Geekosystem)

Jet Lagged? Blame Your Genes (Geeks Are Sexy)

Disney Princesses Also Make Great Dudes (The Mary Sue)

Image: Pokemon on a Budget (Unreality Mag)


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Neatolinks: This Is Why Porn Filters Can't Have Nice Things

Why Learn An Instrument When You Can Have An Automated One? (Dark Roasted Blend)

12 Awesome Futuristic Gloves (Scribol)

Cold? Hopefully Not This Bad (Oddee)

Apparently the UK Government Hates League of Legends (Geekosystem)

Image: Wonderful Lady Puns (The Mary Sue)


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You Won't Believe What This Pooch Swallowed

When your pooch starts acting weird and not eating or drinking, you know you need to take him to the vet. What you might not know is that he ate something weird when you weren't home. 

In Petey's case, that something weird was seriously weird. In fact, it's hard to believe it fit in the five month old dog's body at all. That's because Petey ate a toilet bowl scrubber -a whole 15" toilet bowl scrubber. 

After a quick surgery, vets were able to remove the brush and Petey is now recovering just fine. “It was the one of the most remarkable things I have ever seen in veterinary medicine and the strangest surgery I have ever performed,” said veterinarian Dr. Yvonne Kline.  

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

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Neatolinks: Why is a Tennis Ball Fuzzy?

Someone Finally Bought The Ferris Bueller House (Consumerist)

We Only Wish We Had the Great Style of These Villians (Scribol)

Sloth Poops Are Totally Fascinating (Geekosystem)

Be Glad You Never Heard These 25 Totally Bizarre Interview Questions (Glass Door)

Image: Embroidery Myth Busted! (Craftster)


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10 Absolutely Beautiful Pieces of Home Decor Inspired By Nature

This table will grow on you -literally. And you don't need to limit the plant life to grass, you can grow all kinds of things in that trough, including a floral centerpiece for your table. And this is only one of the many great nature-inspired home designs we featured over at Homes and Hues today.

If you ever wished you could live in your favorite park or dreamed of residing in a distant forest cabin, but hate the commute you'd face, you'll love these wonderful ways to bring a touch of nature into your home.

Don't miss the whole list over at Homes and Hues: 10 Stunning Pieces of Nature-Inspired Home Decor


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The Urban Green House Is Really Green

No, I don't mean that the Urban Green House is colored green, it's green in the eco-sense of the word. In fact, it's pretty much wood, concrete and black siding on the outside. So how is it green? Well, it is designed to be narrow, letting air flow through naturally during the summer while the wide roof and porch prevents excess sun from entering your home.

The design, by Eric Odor with Chris Meyer of SALA Architects, also features passive solar heating, bamboo floors, composite fiber-cement siding and other eco-friendly elements.

You can learn more about the beautiful house and catch more great pictures of it at Homes and Hues: The Urban Green House Emphasizes the Beauty of Natural Wood


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Neatolinks: Babies, Statues, Cartoons and Full House

Imagining A Baby Girl In A Variety of Professions (The Mary Sue)

Take That Statue of Liberty: 10 Films Where She Gets Pwned (Scribol)

What Do You Think of These Five Under-appreciated Animated Shows (Unreality Mag)

The Cast of Full House is Reuniting for A Super Bowl Commercial (Geekosystem)

Image: The Doctor Who Cake of Dreams (Cake Central)


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Pineapple Wrapped in Candied Bacon With Honey-Sriracha Sauce

We love sweets, bacon and Sriracha soooo much here at Neatorama and these amazing pineapple pieces wrapped in candied bacon and served with a Sriracha-honey sauce are pretty much everything we look for in a snack. Best of all, they only take a few minutes to make, so if you're one of those people that has a hard time not eating their bacon before they actually use it in a recipe, you might actually still have some left by the time you finish these -but be sure to cook extra anyway.

You can find out how to make your own over at The Cafe Sucre Farine.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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What Would Happen if Harry Potter Lost

We've already seen what happens when Harry defeats Voldemort, but what happens in the parallel universe where that's not the case? Thanks to Imgur user deathbystapler, now we know a little more of the tale...at least, what crimes the resistance is guilty of and the bounties on them and which positions some of Voldemort's loyal Death Eaters are awarded when they win the war.

If you like Harry Potter, you definitely won't want to miss the entire series, even if only to celebrate that Harry and the others won.


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This Wombat Just Recieved A Hip Replacement

Hip replacements: they aren't just for old people any more. In fact, they're not even limited to humans as adorable Wanda the Wombat just proved. The cutie pie had severe arthritis that resulted in her no longer using her leg at all, so the veterinarians opted to fix her up with an artificial hip.

Ordinarily wombats only live for five years in the wild, so at 22, it's no wonder little Wanda needed a little help from her doctor. And we're glad she got the surgery she needed -we want to keep looking at this precious face for years to come.

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

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Baby Blocks For Your Little Geek In Training

If you're a geek, you probably want your little babe to end up a geek as well, or at least to be well versed in geek culture so the two of you can relate with one another later on. Thanks to Jonathan M. Guberman, you can start them before they can even talk with these delightful laser engraved baby blocks each featuring four geek icons that start with the letter on the block. You can find a close up of all the block designs here and a full list of all of the characters and icons on the blocks on Guberman's website, Up, not North.

See more about baby and kids at NeatoBambino

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Neatolinks: Puppets, Puppies, Museums and More

We Pretty Much Love All of the Most Iconic Movie Puppets of the 80s (Scribol)

Lil' Bub and Keyboard Cat Are Schedule to Appear at the Puppy Bowl (Laughing Squid)

These Beautiful Museums in Asia Are Nothing Short of Amazing (Mental Floss)

What Would Game of Thrones Look Like in Feudal Japan? (The Mary Sue)

Image: The Pikachu of Your Nightmares (Denchu)


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These Canes Function As Furniture As Well

Anyone who has to use a cane knows how useful they are, but Lanzavecchia + Wai (the same team that brought us the delightfully fun Rocking Bench) discovered a way to make using a cane around the house even more useful. There are three models of the Together Cane -the I-cane, which features a laptop or iPad desk, the T-cane, that can be used as a tea tray, and the U-cane,  can be used to carry and store magazines and/or crafting supplies.

And so the elderly don't have to lift up the loaded up canes, they come with wheels, which are presumably tight enough to prevent the wheels from slipping out from under the user. 

See more pictures of these cool designs over at Homes and Hues: Canes and Functional Furniture In One


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Enjoy Lighting and Floral Arrangements With the Living Light

A lot of you seemed to enjoy the Striped Standing Lamp we featured on Homes and Hues a few weeks ago, and here's another wonderful creation by the same designers, Studio Floris Wubben, we're sure you'll enjoy. The Living Light is a simple-looking vase with a simple light in the bottom. Just put any hollow-stemed flower into the base and the light will result in a glowing blossom that won't soon be forgotten.

Read more about it over at Homes and Hues: The Living Light Combines Nature and Lighting

And, if you like this, you'll probably also enjoy the modernist Crown Vase that lets your stems stand on their own.


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Neatolinks: Toy Story, Star Wars VII, Her and Game of Thrones

If Toy Story Was Made With Kittens (The Mary Sue)

Episode VII Has A Completed Script, Will Begin Filming in May 2014 (Geekosystem)

If Her Switched Gender Roles, It Wouldn't Be Nearly So Romantic (Laughing Squid)

Pick Your Favorite House to Fight for With These Game of Thrones Propaganda Posters (Unreality Mag)

Image: The Harley Quinn Engagement Ring (When Geeks Wed)


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If Geek Heroines Were Stars of Teen and Pulp Novels

Love comic book and sci fi heroines but wish they were more trashy an predictable? Then you'll love these wonderful pop culture book covers by Tony Fleecs that feature everyone from Harley Quinn to Princess Leia. 

The great thing about these creations is that no matter what you consider brainless and trashy, these fake novels would ccertainly qualify in the best possible way.

Via Geek Art


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Neatolinks: Ducks, Decor, Dated Food and Delicious Desserts

These 7 Ducks Really Are Amazing (WebEcoist)

When I Grow Down, I Want This Calvin and Hobbes Room (Toxel)

Would You Eat At A Restaurant That Intentionally Uses Past Expiration Date Items? (Grist)

These Veronica Mars Marshmallows Are A Mystery (The Mary Sue)

Image: You Can't Take the Sky From Iggy (Facebook)


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Cook Anywhere With The Kochinsel

If you have ever lived in or even seen a truly small studio apartment, you know that many don't have kitchens because there's simply no room. But if you ever have to live in such a space (or decide to go squat in an old office building that has no kitchen), now you can get around the frustrating problem of not being able to cook for yourself thanks to The Kochinsel by Remo Zimmerli, a small, rolling kitchen complete with an oven and stove that have their own small gas tank to keep them going strong without being anchored to your wall.

View more pics over at Homes and Hues: The Kochinsel Converts Any Space Into A Home

We've featured Remo Zimmerli's work before on Homes and Hues, since we also loved his brilliant Living Cube. The designer certainly knows how to work to maximize the space within small homes and if you have a Living Cube and a Kochinsel, you've got pretty much everything you need in an entire apartment.


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Neatolinks: Rom Coms, Birthdays, Bad Athlete Pictures and Dogs Vs. Cats

These Sports Faces Remind Us That Athletes Aren't Always Graceful (Oddee)

This Family Has Four Children With the Same Birthday -Odds Against This Are 133,000:1 (The Telegraph)

These Pictures of Cats Vs. Dogs Are Utterly Hilarious (Scribol)

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd Know How to Mock Rom Coms Right (The Mary Sue)

Image: Pulp Fiction Guess Who (Boing Boing)


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The Doctor Who Cocktail Website

Doctor Who fans know they will never get the chance to become a companion to a real life mad man in a box, but it can still be difficult when you just know you'd be great company for a 900 year-old time-traveling alien. So while you may never actually get to spend time with The Doctor, you can at least drink yourself into another time and space with Doctor Who Cocktails, a website focused exclusively on its namesake.

Above is the fish fingers and custard, which never sounded so good as it does in cocktail form -with eggnog, bourbon, vanilla vodka and butterscotch schnapps topped with cookies and Swedish fish. Yummy!

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Amazingly Realistic Knitted Botanical Artworks

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden isn't just a great place to find real beautiful plants, it also features fantastic craft versions of real botanical specimens -or at least it does now thanks to the Knit, Purl, Sow exhibit. 

The show features 21 artworks by three different crafty artists, including Rhode Island artist Tatyana Yanishevsky, New York–based Australian artist Ruth Marshall, and textile artist Santiago Venegas. Unfortunately, it's only scheduled to last until the 22, so if you live in New York and want to see the show, you'd better get out there this weekend.

Via Laughing Squid


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Mmmm? Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos

We've featured plenty of the gourmet Japanese Doritos on Neatorama, but that's because they are totally weird and potentially delicious. The newest limited edition flavor is the shrimp mayonnaise, which sounds weird, but when you consider that many great dips and sandwich toppings use seafood and mayonaise as a base. And a rich seafood flavor of Doritos might just be the closest you'll get to buttered lobster. 

If you want to try these shrimpy treats for yourself, you'd better get to Japan before they're pulled from the shelves by Mid-March.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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This Blind Pug Is Pretty Much The Cutest Service Dog Ever

When people hear "service dog," they usually think of guide dogs for the blind, but Xander here is blind himself. Even so, he's one heck of a service dog, helping abused children and women work past their emotional problems with his sweet hugs and adorable face.

According to his owner, Rodney Beedy,"A lot of times he’ll hear a child crying at an event and he’s bolted several times, at least 500 feet over to this child to comfort them." Even without the use of sight, Xander gets around really well, following Rodney around without any need for a leash.

Aside from everything else, he looks great in a suit too.

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

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Neatolinks: Black Widows Dance to Prevent Their Ladies From Eating Them

Ants In Your Food? No, Ants In Your Dishware (Incredible Things)

CW Scrapped Another Wonder Woman Show (The Mary Sue)

Black Widow Males Be Like "Like What You See Babe, Then Don't Eat Me" (Geekosystem)

Star Wars Toys and Photoshop Make A Great Pair (Unreality Mag)

Image: I Love Caramel Flan's Eyes (Johnamarie Macias)


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Tell Us What to Write About & Win A $50 Shopping Spree At the NeatoShop

Big news NeatoNauts, we're letting you help decide what to write about over the next few months and you can even win $50 worth of NeatoShop goodies or a tee shirt in the process! To participate, just head over to Pinterest and pin either this image or any image related to your story idea and then describe your idea in the text field. Be sure to label your pin with #NeatoramaStoryIdeas and @Neatorama so we can find it.

At the end of next week, the Neatorama staff will pull together all the story ideas we're interested in and then post them on Neatorama the following week for you guys to vote on over the weekend. Any stories we decide to write about will result in the person who pitches them receiving a free tee shirt and the person who pitches the Neatorama reader favorite story idea will receive $50 worth of their choice of merchandise at the NeatoShop.

You can enter as many times as you like, so if you have multiple story ideas, pitch them all to us to maximize your chances of winning. If you're not on Pinterest already, signing up is easy and when you follow our account, you can find all kinds of cool, geeky and just plain Neat content that we don't cover on the blog.

You're more than welcome to pitch any story ideas you have in the comments below, but while we may consider writing about them, you will not be entered in the contest. If you do enter the contest, feel free to post a link to your suggestion in the comments if you want to make absolutely sure we can find your entry.

As for the detailed rules:

All entries must be pinned and tagged with #NeatoramaStoryIdeas and @Neatorama before Friday, April 11, 11:59 PST. If you enter, keep your eyes on the blog so we can get in touch with you if you win because Pinterest does not have a messaging system and we will not have your email address to contact you if you win. Winners who do not contact us within one week of the announcement will forfeit their prize and if they are the grand prize winner, the shopping spree will then go to the person with the next highest amount of votes. If you want to ensure we have your entry and an email address to contact you, then send a link to your pin to jill@neatorama.com and we'll email you immediately if you win.


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S'mores Waffle Sliders

Every now and then, you see a recipe title that is filled with words you just can't enjoy enough. That was certainly the case when I saw these S'mores Waffle Sliders by Mom on Timeout (who also brought us these great Chicken and Waffle sliders). What's really great too is that while you could easily just combine mini waffles, toasted marshmallows and chocolate to make these amazingly delicious snacks, she went the extra mile to dip the top waffle in chocolate making them look that much more delicious and decadent. I don't know about you guys, but I know what I'll be having for breakfast this weekend.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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11 Awesomely Geeky Home Theater Systems

Even if you don't think you could ever afford your own home cinema, they're still fun to think about -especially when the room comes designed with an awesomely geeky theme that can really help you get into your favorite flick. We featured a few good scifi home theaters in an article a few weeks ago, but the newest Homes and Hues article is focused exclusively on geektastic home cinemas

Whether you like Jules Verne, Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider or even just high tech video and audio equipment, you're sure to see something right up your alley in this great piece.


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Neatolinks: Prisoners, Cats, Librarians, Tattoos, Bunnies and Coffee

Apparently, These Cops Are Fans of Lord of the Rings (The Mary Sue)

Who Loves Cute Cuddly Kittens? Prisoners, Obviously. (Geekosystem)

These Naughty Librarians Have the Tattoos to Prove It (Mental Floss)

A Bunny Cafe? I'm Ready for Coffee and Rabbit Cuddles! (Incredible Things)

Image: Smaug Made Out of the Hobbit By DeviantArt User FarTooManyIdeas (Via Technabob)


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Neatolinks: Fat Monkeys, Oscar Winners and Cake Cosplay

The Cake Is a Lie, But This Cosplay Isn't (Unreality Mag)

We Aren't Crazy About Fashion Trends, But We Love These Animal-Inspired Shoes (Scribol)

Someone Needed to Put An End to the Monkey Obeisity Epidemic (Geekosystem)

This Random Oscar Generator Has Me Ready to Write A Screen Play (Time)

Image: The Only Breifcase You'll Ever Need (Technabob)


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Enjoy Natural Light Like Never Before In This Beautiful Japanese Home

There are a lot of homes feauting polyhedrons in Japan right now, but few of them really take advantage of the shape like the Monoclinic by Atelier Tekuto. This intriguing building uses striking angles and massive windows to make the space look drastically larger and more open than it is. Plus, the large windows at the front let residents feel like they're enjoying nature as they look at trees, sun and sky in the middle of this suburban area.

If you like houses with these types of drastic angles, you may also enjoy these Homes and Hues spotlights:


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