There are a million reasons why putting a ring in your prospective fiance's food is a terrible idea, but when you can't even be bothered to sneak the thing into something a little more classy than a budget chicken sandwich from your local fast food restaurant, you have to ask yourself: do you really even care if she says yes?
And of course, spelling things out in flower petals is entirely romantic, but maybe you should consult a dictionary before you ask her to "merry" you.
We at Neatorama are suckers for a good love story, but most of these proposals at Awkward Family Photos are anything but -although I wouldn't mind a Star Wars or Pokemon proposal.
Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Woodstock and the rest of the Peanuts gang might be have some humorous adventures in their ordinary suburban life, but in Westeros, no one is safe from death. Artist Philip Horoton has made a few great cartoons showing what happens when the Peanuts travel to the world of George R.R. Martin.
While Philip has quite a few great comic mashups, these are so far the only two combining Peanuts and Game of Thrones, but I really hope he makes more because these are so promising already.
Jiff is one of the cutest critters on Facebook and his adorability has attracted over one million followers, but this little pooch isn't just a pretty face -he's also a heck of a foodie. Don't believe me? Just check out this amazing collection of photos featured on Food Beast.
How could anyone reist giving this little guy a Kit Kat.
There are some things created for holidays that are totally uninteresting within days of the date passing. This metal band of baby chicks that the Download Festival put together in celebration of Easter is not one of those things. It may have been made for Easter, but these Rock Chicks are enjoyable all year round.
Jackie Chan is a great kung fu actor who is totally charming, but if you aren't a huge fan (or even if you are), this Top Tenz list might just make you love him even more. Aside from facts about his skills as a stuntman and martial artist, the list gives you a good idea of why Jackie Chan is just a good guy all around. For example, he's setting a great example by not only refusing to eat shark fin soup, but also by making others decide not to as well.
We've seen plenty of dogs that love to be vacuumed, but Scooter proves that pooches aren't the only ones -birds also love the experience. This dirty birdie isn't shy about sharing his passion for the suction too, cooing and rubbing his face on the brush.
While an overwhelming number of movies are set in California because it's just easier for Hollywood studios to say they're filming where they're already located, there are still plenty of movies set outside the Golden State. If you've ever wondered what the highest-rated movie set in your state happens to be, you're in luck because this map does an excellent job visualizing this information.
As someone in the state of California, I am happy and a bit surprised to learn that of all the films set here, Pulp Fiction is the highest rated. So how about you guys, are you happy about your state film?
Ben & Jerry's featured a beer-flavored ice cream in their recipe book, but now they're taking it a step further by partnering with New Belguim to create a beer that's flavored like ice cream. Specifically, their new flavor will mimick their Salted Caramel Blondie flavor and will be called Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale.
Of course, in yet another example of "this is why adults can't have nice things," some groups are already up in arms, claiming that the company is obviously marketing to children and showing them that beer is just one step away from children. I can't wait to hear what they say when B&J releases the marijuana-infused ice cream they're planning to sell in states where the drug has been legalized.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, pets are utterly adorable, lovable jerks. As if anyone really needed further proof of that, these cats are here to emphasize that being a wonderful companion has nothing to do with making your human's life easier. In fact, if cleanliness is next to godliness, then these cats really support sinning.
Minion lovers everywhere, rejoice! You can now decorate your home in the precise color of your favorite mad-scientist sidekicks. That's right, Pantone has officially released a new color called "Minion Yellow." It's been three years since the company announced a new color, but if you can't say "banana" or "bottom" without a little smile, you'll likely agree that this one was worth the wait.
Some might call this the worst time of the year because not only are Christmas, Halloween, Easter and all number of great holidays gone by, but Girl Scout cookie season is officially over. If you're one of the many cookie fiends that will soon start going through withdrawals as your final boxes of Samoas, Thin Mints and Tagalongs go dry, then you'll want to bookmark this recipe gallery that features 15 desserts based on our favorite seasonal sweets. Like any addiction, these substitutes won't completely cure your cravings, but at least they'll help you avoid going cold turkey.
If you're a Neatorama reader, then chances are you're a bit of a nerd. And you know what? Whether a freak or a geek, everyone's a little bit weird -and that's a good thing. In fact, in this great Zen Pencils cartoon, artist Gavin Aung Than uses a Robert Fulghum quote to remind us that mutual weirdness is the basis for some of our best relationships.
This little sea lion is a rebel without a cause and he doesn't give a damn what you think about his lifestyle. He wanted to go to high school and he did just that -walking five blocks from the beach to a school in San Diego. Unfortunately, The Man has decided that sea lions can't attend human schools, so the police soon scooped him up and detained him until animal contol officers arrived to put him in his place.
The sheriff's department reported that "while deputy sheriffs attempted to interview him as to his activities, he clammed up and requested his lawyer," the news release said.
I say sea lions are mammals and shouldn't be forced to attend fish schools just because they swim in the ocean. This little guy is a hero for his kind, fighting for his rights!
We all know Bono loves his giant sunglasses, but did you know he doesn't just wear them for fashion's sake? He actually needs them for his glaucoma. If you've ever wondered about Michael Jackson's glove-hand or Sinead O'Connor's shaved head? Then you won't want to miss this great Cracked article that explains the surprising reasons some musicians adopted a now trademark style.
Earth Day is next Wednesday and to celebrate, Homes and Hues rounded up some of the coolest upcycled and recycled pieces available on Etsy. From lighting to vases and from benches to sinks, all of these items are earth-friendly in that they take advantage of materials that may otherwise have been headed for the scrapyard.
Because the items are all made from old materials, you could even buy based on your interests whether that's skiing, skateboarding, reading, biking or enjoying a nice glass of wine.
With over 170 episodes, it's understandable that some fans haven't seen all the episodes of Seinfeld no matter how many times they've been syndicated since their original air date. If you've never seen "The Puerto Rican Day" though, you might have missed it due to censorship. In fact, due to complaints about negative portrayals of Puerto Ricans and a burning Puerto Rican flag, the episode was banned completely between its original air date in 1999 and 2002. Even now though, some stations who syndicate the show won't touch it.
And that Seinfeld episode is only one of 27 episodes from popular TV shows that were banned temporarily for one reason or another. Perhaps the strangest of all was the Peppa Pig episode that shows kids that spiders are our friends. It was banned in Australia because the deadly spiders there are most certainly not your friend.
Last July, Alex shared the gorey image of Steven Speilberg sitting beside one of his newest kills. Animal activists were rightly outraged by the killing of such a rare and beautiful creature. As if that wasn't bad enough, now one Redditor has shared these images of a poor, bound T-rex being towed down the road as though it's just a big hunk of plastic.
Will the madness ever stop?!? End dinosaur cruelty!
I love my little 20-pound pooch, but saying "he's a handful" is a complete understatement. In fact, I have to head to Home Depot later today to grab materials to fix my back fence that he's totally torn up. Just look at that smug face he made when I caught him blogging under my name.
And, of course, I'm not alone in having a pet that's a total jerk. This recent AskReddit thread is filled with pet parents sharing their "my pet is a dick" stories and the responses are hilarious -and they might just make you feel better about your own little devil. For example:
"On the few days i get to sleep in, if my cat decides his breakfast is too late he has learned to wake me up for it. Early on, i apparently learned to sleep through his MRROOOOOOOWs by the bedside; as time went by, i learned to roll over & ignore him when he'd bat at me with his paws...
...so he's learned to get me up the one way i can't sleep through: he'll take a single claw & drag it very gently over my eyelid. it doesn't hurt at all, but i'm hard-pressed to think of a more peculiar feeling."
"My Siberian husky has this stuffed animal that he looooves. He's real protective of it. One morning I'm laying down and he comes up to me with his toy, he drops it on my chest... Realizes I have it then proceeds to bite me for being in possession of his precious toy...that he gave me."
If you think you have stories that would put these to shame though, go ahead and share them in the comments.
The article is on Reddit, so be prepared for plenty of language that's NSFW.
Most ladies like to have a purse to carry their things in, but for geek gals, sometimes a simple black bag isn't enough of a fashion statement. For you ladies, may I suggest a dragon's egg purse from Prissy Kitty Designs?
These cool bags come in an array of colors and sizes so whether you're a khaleesi who likes to pack light or one that likes to be prepared, you're certain to find a perfect dragon egg of your choosing.
There's even a fancy one that looks like it's part dragon and part Faberge for those particularly fancy dragon mothers.
What do you get when you combine 3D printing with D20s and turn the whole thing into living, wearable art? You get some of the awesome creations available from Etsy seller Wearable Planter. This clever creator makes 3D printed shapes to create cool fashion accessories that contain real plants.
While not all of them come in dice shapes, they're all striking and sure to get attention wherever you wear them.
Like the idea but don't feel up to wearing a plant? Then accessorize your bike with a small, clip-on vase instead!
If you couldn't tell just by reading the blog, it's fair to say that most of the writers on Neatorama are big fans of Doctor Who. So, like most Whovians, we've been left to wonder what exactly caused the rift between Christopher Eccleston and the producers of the show given that Eccleston says he loved playing The Doctor and he was quite popular among fans.
Well, if you've been wondering the same thing, you can finally put your mind at ease. According to Christopher Eccleston, his choice to play the Doctor with his natural accent (he's from Manchester) was what drove him and showrunner Russell T. Davies apart. The actor claims Northern accents like his are looked down upon and that people consider those with those accents to sound less intelligent. Eccleston wanted to challenge these views while playing what is arguably the most famous character in all of England, but Davies was against it from the start.
Without hearing Davies' version of the story, it's hard to say if this is absolute truth or just Eccleston's take, but it is notable that the writers made a number of jokes about David Tennant's Doctor having a Northern accent after he replaced Eccleston.
Of course, now there are fans complaining that they can't understand a word that the very Scottish Peter Capaldi says, so I guess there's just no pleasing everyone.
The brave John Farrier previously brought us footage of Wallace the Mad Bunny King, but we had no idea how crazed this king had become. After watching the Game of Thrones premiere, Wallace went into a rage and destroyed the cardboard keep in between nibbles of his carrot throne. As his most trusted advisor explains, "In the end, when Wallace looked around and saw what his insane hunger had wrought, his joy definitely turned to ashes in his mouth."
Are those pretzels making you thirsty? Will you only eat a marbled rye from Schnitzer's? Do you secretly wonder if horses actually love Beef-A-Reeno? If so, you're probably a Seinfeld fan (and if not, those last three questions probably sound like nonsense).
For those that love the show about nothing, food has a special role in the universe of pointlessness. A mention of muffin tops doesn't bring to mind love handles, but the thought of whole trashbags of muffin stumps.
For a complete rundown of every food reference in the show, this extensive Flavorwire article is a must-read -and it might just make you hungry for a Big Salad.
I have always been a fan of cherry tomatoes, even as a kid when I couldn't seem to eat one without spraying a trail of seeds all over the place. Apparently, I'm not alone as this little squirrel also seems to have troubles eating the sweet, round fruit despite the imense difficulty he is having.
Nature is a beautiful but terrifying place and in most places, the more off the grid you go, the more danger you're likely to encounter. The hiking trails featured on this TopTenz article prove that getting back to nature also means getting back to the danger, whether that means rough terrain, deadly heights, or terrifying bridges.
Are you counting the minutes until the new season of Game of Thrones airs? Well, I can't make that happen any sooner, but I can make you giggle in the meanwhile. This set of charts on Buzzfeed will only make sense to Game of Thrones Fans, but if you get them, you're bound to enjoy them.
Little Rupert was taken in by the International Primate Rescue when he was just four weeks old. It was there that he met his best friend, a big, fluffy cat named William. He was later seperated from William so he could be introduced to other fennecs, but here the two are reunited and as you can see, it feels so good.