It's arguable about whether or not this is the largest sushi roll or ever as it has to compete against the longest (8,273 feet long) roll, but either way, it still is pretty damn impressive. This crazy beast was built by the Sushi Chef Institute for a Japanese Food Festival. You gotta admit that having sushi that's so massive it has to be cut like a cake is certainly a unique experience if nothing else.
When we're little, we tend to think everyone and everything is just like us -until we learn otherwise from experience. This little elephant is going through just such a moment as he tries to understand why this weird human creature doesn't have a proper nose. Elephants rub each other's trunks the same way humans give hugs, so he's trying to show love -he just doesn't quite know how with this weird creature that can't trunk-hug him back.
We tend to think of plants as innocent little nothings, but some plants can kill you in no time. This TopTenz list of deadly plants features some of the usual suspects like deadly nightshade and hemlock, but it also includes some surprises like oleander, which is a landscaping plant many people have without any idea of its dangerous properties.
Traveling is great, but it's also expensive -at least, most of the time. If you don't have a big budget though, you can still visit nice places. In fact, this Travel and Leisure article has 10 different places that will cost you under $25 a day to visit. Of course, you have to pay to get to the destinations, but the site was even kind enough to include an average cost to fly to the locales from either Los Angeles or New York City.
Sometimes we just want to believe there is something more out there -that if we just try a little harder we can finally get what we've been dreaming of for years. This sweet puppy feels the same way and he knows that if he just keeps trying, he'll get that bone at the bottom of his bowl eventually.
Keep on reaching for greatness little guy, we believe in you!!!
Many people still think the cheetah is the world's fastest animal, but it's really only the fastest land animal. Until recently, the correct answer was the swift, but now even people who said that are inncorrect -the fastest animal on earth is actually the Brazilian free-tailed bat. The cheetah can go up to 40 miles per hour. The swift can go up to 62 miles an hour, but the free-tailed bat blows them both out of the water, traveling an incredible 99 miles an hour. There is one challenger to the bat's title though -peregrine falcons can travel 186 miles per hour, but they can only go that fast while diving. So if you're going by overall speed, the falcon wins, but if you only count straight forward movement that could be used for travel -the bat is your safest bet.
The internet is going crazy wondering if this adorable fuzzball is a cat or a dog. It's so hard to tell with that fluffy face and grumbly mouth. I'm not going to give away the answer just yet, but I can tell you his name is Atchoum and he lives with his family in Canada -and here's another picture:
So which is he? Well, he is actually a cat, but not just any kitty. He's a Persian that happens to have hypertrichosis -aka werewolf syndrome.
Leston Lawrence worked at the Canadian Mint for over seven years melting gold, purifying it and then testing it. The test samples are scooped out with a ladle and the resulting gold peices (about the width of an Oreo and three time as thick) are then returned to the vat. Or at least, that's how things are supposed to work, but Lawrence smuggled out over 22 of those pucks over the course of 3 months. He even set off the metal detectors while leaving the mint, but the smaller handheld detectors never went off.
It turns out that Lawrence kept latex gloves and Vaseline in his locker and he smuggled the gold out in his backside. The mint's handheld detectors weren't sensitive enough to detect the gold inside of his body.
Lawrence only got caught when a bank teller noticed he was cashing checks from an overseas gold buyer and that he worked at the mint. I guess they need some stronger metal detectors or a more hands-on approach if they want to stop this from happening again.
Some dogs are natural enemies of lemons and some just don't know what the heck to make of them. Love them or hate them though, watching dogs react to lemons is always enjoyable -especially when it's a four minute long video featuring multiple dogs freaking out about the sour, strange taste of the little yellow fruit.
Have you ever wished you could eat inside a cliff beside the see or that you could have food cooked from the heat of a volcano? Maybe you dream of eating at the bottom of a waterfall as the river flows along your feet. Of course, you could always try to eat below the sea in an underwater restaurant. If these kinds of crazy restaurants sound great to you, then check out these an more dining locations on this fascinating Travel and Leisure article.
This wild peacock lives in Malinda Coltura's neighborhood and he seems to be pretty well cared for and relaxed -even around pesky kittens. This kitten doesn't know that peacocks can be mighty aggressive or even what a peacock is, but he seems pretty happy to have found a new best friend complete with all kinds of great cat toys. The peacock may try to keep up his majestic composure, but it's hard to look so proud with a little kitten messing with you nonstop.
Is your dog a Slytherin or a Hufflepuff? You might have some suspicions or you might have no idea at all, but thanks to Buzzfeed, now you can know for sure. Unlike many of the quizes on Buzzfeed, the answers actually seem pretty fitting -my two dogs ended up in Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw and it's beyond fitting. So does your dog's Hogwarts house seem suitable to their personality?
Daylight Savings Time makes for some weird situations -one particularly strange example took place this year, when Emily and Seth Peterson gave birth to twins on November 6. One twin, Samuel, was born at 1:39 AM, but the later born twin arrived after the time change -at 1:10 AM. So which one is older -the one born first or the one born at an earlier time?
The artist, Nick Thompson, put a lot of thought into which characters would mashup well together, so you get fun creations like this Abe/Drowzee (Abzee) that has the powers of Cloud Yelling and Story to Nowhere.
Best of all, each pin comes with a matching sticker, and a matching trading card complete with the character's name, powers and type.
This precious ball of baby hippo was abandoned by his family when he was only a few days old and he almost didn't survive. But the plucky little guy was loved on by his rescuers and when he made a best friend, things really turned around for him. Sure hippos and rhinos might not hang out in the outside world, but when the two baby orphans met, it didn't matter that they were different species, it just mattered that they could help each other move on from their hardships and have fun together. And isn't that the cornerstone of a real friendship no matter what species are involved?
Before all the results came out yesterday, you may have spotted a number of articles focused not on the candidates, but on where you could get free or discounted food or drinks for voting yesterday. Krispy Kreme gave out free donuts, Firehouse Subs gave out free drinks, Nestle Toll House Cafe provided free cookies -even the local deli I went to yesterday offered $2 pints of beer for those wearing "I voted stickers." But what you might not know is that rewarding people for voting is illegal, even if it's done in a totally non-partisan manner like the ones listed above. In fact, the only company I listed above that wouldn't be busted for their promotion was Krispy Kreme because they changed their promotion from giving a donut away to those who voted to giving it away to anyone who came in.
Sure the Federal Election Commission hasn't really gone after anyone for running these types of promotions, other than issuing a warning to some of the larger corporations, but the fact remains that they absolutely have the right to. Learn more about the law over at Eater.
Penguins are generally monogamous, but not always -and this poor guy found out the hard way that his wife fell into the "not always" category. When he fights the "other bird" to futily try to win back his wife it's sad, but when he desperately tries one last time to get her to come back to him, it's utterly heartbreaking -and Twitter agrees with me:
The one that pained me pass is that he fought for her a second time, and she still chose the other guy. What is this life really? pic.twitter.com/PLdCMuGx2d
How much do you know about Disney World? Unless you're a mega fan, chances are you don't know all the trivia bits on this fascinating Travel and Leisure article. Even if you know all about the secret tunnels, the basket ball court, the suite in Cinderella's castle and Club 33, you will probably be surprised by at least a few of the facts. For example, I had no idea that the presidential seal in the Hall of Presidents was such a big deal:
It took an act of (the real) Congress to install the Presidential Seal in the carpeting inside the rotunda of Disney’s Hall of Presidents” attraction. There are only three such presidential seals in the world: one in the Oval Office, one in Philadelphia next to the Liberty Bell, and one in the “Hall of Presidents.”
I admit I also didn't know that Disney World has only closed down three times in history, but you'll have to read the article to find out why it closed those three days.
Thanks to a certain presidential candidate claiming that the election is "rigged," voter confidence in the election process is at an all time low. But the reality is that election fraud is actually incredibly rare, which is why anyone doubting the system should check out this Daily Dot article debunking four of the most common election fraud myths. For example:
While Trump is correct that there are 1.8 million dead people are registered as voters, he leaves out one critical fact: None of them actually voted.
So no matter how you plan on voting tomorrow, remember that your vote does count -and imaginary voter fraud isn't going to change it.
We're in that one time of year that's just loaded with holidays -Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's (just to name a few), but summers are a totally holiday drag. I don't know about you guys, but we wish holidays were more equally spread out throughout the year because we all need something to celebrate sometimes. That's why we support adding more holidays to the calendar and rather than taking the time and effort to make a new holidays, it's easier to just make fictional ones from television and movies into real holidays. This Zimbio article offers a good selection of fictional celebrations, so I say we start pulling a few dates from this list and make the rest of the year more festive already.
We love animals here at Neatorama, but the sad fact is that aside from the basic dogs and cats, you can't hug most critters. Thanks to Etsy seller MaryLouBangkok you can get the next best thing -a hug from your favorite animal on your finger through an adorable little ring.
Even if you get to hug your dog or cat for real, you won't get to squeeze them every hour of every day -and these rings give you that chance. The bottom line is: we just can't handle the cute.
Oscar Wilde is one of those charming historical characters with a totally tragic life. If you love the author's stories and want to know more about the man responsible or if you are just fascinated by his life in general, you won't want to miss this great list on Publisher's Weekly featuring things you probably don't know about Oscar. For example, did you know his father was involved in quite a huge sex scandal? Or that Oscar brought on his own downfall when he sued someone that called him a sodomite? It's quite an interesting read and it certainly adds a little background to some of the stories about Oscar and some context to his stories.
Finding a ready and willing sexual partner isn't easy, but when you do, it's sometimes surprisingly wonderful, leaving you with nothing to say but "wow." And this tortoise knows how that feels -and he can't stop expressing his excitement with just that word. At least there's no question as to whether or not he's having a good time.
Halloween may be over, but there are certain Halloween costumes that are so epic you want to look at them even if it's Christmas day. This amazing Sauron costume is absolutely one of these types of costume. Best of all, Instructable user jdgrosky actually wrote detailed instructions on how to make your own version of the costume -of course, part of what makes this one so lovable is the fact that this Sauron is actually a little kid so you're probably never going to beat this one.
Beverly Hills is known for mega-mansions and celebrities, but amongst the glitz and glamour lies the strange and wonderful Witch House. The strange structure was orginally built in Hollywood back in 1920s for the silent film production company Willat Productions.
The house was built not only as a film set, but also as a studio dressing room and as an office, so it was a reasonable expense, but when the studio closed down and the house was slated to be torn down, producer Ward Lascelle stepped in to save it. That's when the home got moved to Beverly Hills.
You can read the rest of the home's history and see more photos over at LAist.
Even if it's past Halloween, it's hard to resist wanting to munch on these Philadelphia roll brains. Food network's recipe looks pretty simple, as it mostly involves shoving rice around an avocado filled with cream cheese and then rolling up thin-cut salmon and arranging it on top.
It also looks delicious because, well, avocado, cream cheese and salmon. You could also try switching out spicy tuna and using a brain mold to make the creepy shape if you like something with a little heat.
Did you know lightning strikes give you awesome scars? Or that F1 race car drivers have their weight monitored and critiqued more than models? How about the fact that some of the biggest buyers of sand are Arabic countries because the sand native to their locales is too fine to used for construction projects? If you think these facts are interesting or want the science behind them, don't miss this fascinating TopTenz article with tons of facts that sound totally fake.
We in the US believe a lot of things about our neighbors, many of which aren't true (though some of them are). Now thanks to Google and Redditor Salem-Witch you can see what stereotypes people have about your state. The map simply takes what autocomplete suggestions are offered when someone enters a search for "Why is __(state)___ so." It even covers Canadian territories and Mexico as a whole.
Looking for something that's both a little sweet and a little scary to eat tonight, but don't have much time to put it together either? Then look no further than this delightful no-bake torte that not only has a spider web pattern, but also reveals a bloody surprise when it's cut. Did I mention the main flavor components are Oreos, chocolate and caramel?
Sure there were horror movies pre-1960, but most horror fans know the best ones came after that groovy decade. If you're still looking for a perfect film to watch for Halloween, or if you're just looking to enjoy a trip through horror movie history, you won't want to miss this list of the best horror flicks every year since Pyscho came out. It also is a great source of debate ass I'm sure plenty of people won't agree with their assessments.