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Dad Recreates His 6 Year-Old Son's Drawings Into Photos

Children's drawings are adorable in part because they are so strange and completely inaccurate. That's why it's so fun to see those drawings adapted by adults -especially in the case of Instagram user thingsihavedrawn's adaptations of his son's artwork.

The literal Photoshop recreations of lions, zebras, elephants and more are so bizarre and almost creepy that you can't look away and it sure makes you look in kids' drawings in a different light.

Via Sad and Useless

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Don't Just Sip Your Ecto Cooler -Eat It

We 80s kids couldn't be happier when Hi-C announced that they were bringing back the fan-favorite flavor for in order to celebrate the release of the new Ghostbusters movie. But if you've already run out of ways to sip the stuff, you're in luck -there's now a recipe website dedicated entirely to cooking with the green gunk.

They have adult cocktail recipes and kid-friendly recipes, but the bottom line is that all of them look simply heavenly -and spooky.

Via That's Nerdalicious

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This Quiz Can Help You Find Your Perfect Dog

Dogs are incredible companions, but you need to find the right pet for you, because a person at work all day shouldn't have an overly attached dog, just like a super active person doesn't want a pooch that just wants to lay on the couch and cuddle all day.

That's why PawsLikeMe.com is such a cool site. It essentially works like an online dating profile, taking your personality and interests into account in order to match you to the perfect pup. While there have been plenty of quizes like this online that suggest particular breeds for you to look into, this one actually links you to dogs that are actually available for adoption and that fit your personality and lifestyle.

I got a dog that was a 98% match and while I'm not really looking for a dog right now (my current pup is a handful already), she sure did look like a great match. So, have any of you found your soul dog today?

Via The Daily Dot

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So Who Knew That Raccoon Hands Were So Damn Creepy?

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Raccoons are so adorable and ordinarily, their deft, sneaky little hand movements only add to that cuteness, but who knew that seeing the paws reach through slats on someone's front porch is seriously creepy? Well, at least they're ready for Halloween.

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This Cat Won't Leave His Owner's Grave

This pretty kitty lives right on top of a grave in Central Java. Naturally, it's not just any grave -it's the grave of his beloved owner, Kundari, who took the feline in when it was just a baby. He does leave the grave here and there -to visit the son of his owner to get cuddles and food, but while Kundari's son tried to adopt the cat, the little guy refused to stay at his home long and always left to go to the cemetery again. Since the pictures of this poor little babe came out, village locals now come visit the grave and give the kitty affection and food.

Via Homer's Heroes

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What Each State Googles More Than Any Other State

Everyone has questions, that's part of what makes us human. Google helps us not only answer such questions, but also learn what our neighbors wonder about as well. That's why we love this collection of some of the most common questions asked in each state -or at least asked more in each state than they are asked in other states. The map is fun to look at, but this Thrillist article has more than one question per state, which offers a lot more information and interest to the collection of inquiries.


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11 Spooky and Totally Tasty Halloween Cocktails

Halloween may be on a Monday this year, but that doesn't mean you can't have a Halloween party on the weekend or even enjoy a few fun cocktails the night of. If you're looking to celebrate with a little buzz this year, but want to make sure your drinks suit the mood, here are some fun cocktail recipes perfect for the spookiest day of the year.

1. Candy Corn Cocktail

Candy corn is a highly polarizing creation with some diehard fans and a lot of outspoken enemies. You don't have to like the candy to appreciate this delightfully layered cocktail though since they incorporate the fantastic flavors of whipped crime vodka, sour mix, pineapple juice, grenadine and fresh whipped cream.

2. Black Heart Cider


No, this recipe doesn't actually involve making your own hard cider from scratch as that would take months -it does, however, contain cherry cider -hence the name. With black vodka, cherry cider, muddled blackberries and sparkling wine, this pitch-black cocktail is surprisingly light and fruity as well as creepy-looking.

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This Dog Loves to Play Dress Up With Cardboard Cutouts

Semba is a woman with a very patient dog and a lot of creative ideas about how to play with her pup. Oddly, her dog, named Chihuahua-mametaro, seems to truly enjoy sticking his head in Semba's cardboard creations.

It's a different kind of doggy dress up, but it sure is hard not to love it. Of course, when his whole body is hiding behind a giant piece of cardboard, it can be hard to tell how cute little Chihuahua-mametaro is outside of his "costumes," so with that in mind, here's the rolly-polly pooch totally in the nude.

Being that adorable is obviously hard work.

Via Buzzfeed

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10 Seriously Strange Pet Chew Toys

There's something beyond wrong about letting your kitty play with a fetus -even if it's just crocheted. And encouraging your dog to chew on a red shirt is just mean -haven't they been through enough? Then again, letting your dog munch on the likeness of Michael Vick is only appropriate. Those three examples are only a small sampling of the utterly crazy chew toys featured on this delightful PetsLady article.

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You Could Spend Halloween Night Sleeping in Dracula's Castle

Whether you really love feeling terrified on Halloween or you secretly believe you're a vampire and just need the right environment to live the life you've always dreamed of, Airbnb has you covered this Halloween. That's because they're giving you the chance to sleep in Dracula's castle on Halloween night, and you won't be left sleeping in some bedroom like a tourist -instead you'll get to sleep in velvet-lined caskets within the crypt itself. As if that wasn't enough to really set the mood, your host for the evening will be Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker’s great grandnephew.

All you have to do to enter is answer the deceptively simple question, "What would you say to the Count if you were to come face-to-fang with him in his own castle?" So put away your garlic, silver and crosses and start writing!

Via Associated Press

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Can You Guess Which of These Spooky Urban Legends Are True?

You hear dozens of scary stories every year around Halloween, but it's sometimes hard to tell whether the stories you hear are true or false. Sometimes that can actually be part of the fun -guessing whether the story is an urban legend or a true terror tale. That's why this TopTenz article featuring ten horrifying Halloween stories is so delightful -some of the stories are just urban legends and some are entirely real. Can you guess which is which?

Be prepared -a lot of the tales truly are nightmarish.

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You Need A Pinata Rug In Your House

Everyone loves a pinata -they're one of the only things in life that reward you for smashing them into bits. Oh, and they're symbols of innocent childhood fun. No matter what you love about pinatas, this pinata rug for sale on Etsy is sure to brighten your heart as it spruces up your home. Of course, in this case I don't recommend smashing it open, but that's ok because the body is already pre-squished for you.


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No, That's Not A Burglar

Last week, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department received a call from a teenager who was worried his home was getting broken into -his dogs were barking uncontrollably and he heard scratching noises upstairs. He locked himself in a room where he though he could be safe from the intruder and called the police for herlp. When officers arrived on the scene, they heard some scratching while outside and looked up and saw the culprit -the furry criminal above. That's when they died laughing.

It turns out the owner didn't notice the dog wasn't part of the barking frenzy, which started when all the smaller dogs got jealous that they couldn't get up where their big friend was. 

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You Could Win A $100 Gift Card And A NeatoShop Tee

We always love pets, but we especially love them when they are in costume. That's why we partnered up with PetsLady.com to host a contest where you could win a $100 Amazon gift card or a NeatoShop tee. You can win the gift card and one tee by fulfilling any of the entry methods in the form below. Alternatively, you can win one of three tees by submitting your pet's Halloween costume to the Pets Lady Facebook page (add it in a post to the page or as a message) -one tee will go to a winner chosen by popular vote, one will go to a costume submission chosen at random and one will be given to a submission chosen by the judges here at Neatorama and over at Pets Lady.

It's a great way to celebrate Halloween and share your adorable pet photos -and, you might even win a great prize!

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A New Room Was Just Discovered at the Winchester Mystery House

It's been almost 100 years since the famously disturbed Sarah Winchester died, but we're still discovering new surprising things about her legendary Mystery House in San Jose. After Sarah was accidentally trapped in an attic room during a 1906 earthquake, she had the room boarded up because she feared that spirits caused the earthquake. Inside the room, the preservation team uncovered items that had been sitting in storage for over 100 years, including a pump organ, a Victorian couch and more. It's a perfect surprise just in time for Halloween.

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"Ugly" Cats Deserve Love Too

Possum the cat may not fit the traditional definition of cute, or even the less-traditional definition of the word, but she sure has a sweet personality. But looks aren't everything and what Possum lacks in looks, she makes up for in personality. She's so sweet that Stephanie, her owner, claims she even purred while getting her shots and tried to cuddle with the vet tech.

While Stephanie feels hurt when she hears people say mean things about her funny-looking baby, Possum remains delightfully oblivious to how people talk about her. If you agree that Possum's delightfully different appearance makes her special, you can follow her on Instagram.

Via The Dodo

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Grab This Creepy Zombie Ring Before It Grabs You

They say when there is no more room in hell the dead will walk the earth, but in the meanwhile, a few if their hands may rise up through the ground in this great ring. The foggy ground setting and black, rotting hands make the ring a perfect accessory for both Halloween and for George Romero fans everywhere. If you want a Halloween ring that's maybe not quite so creepy, this jack-o-lantern one is a good alternative.


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This Decoy Wallet is A Great Way to Deter Pickpockets

As we discovered earlier this week thanks to the exploding poop package, sometimes the best way to deter a theif is to let them steal something that they never wanted in the first place. Now Jeff Wysaki, aka the famous Obvious Plant, brings us a brilliant way to teach pickpockets a lesson. All it takes is a cheap wallet, a musical greeting card, a little fabric and a lot of glitter.

When the theif opens his new prize, he'll discover that he has actually stolen a glitter bomb that will musically announce that he is a criminal -and since he very well may open the wallet within earshot of his victim, that means he could open himself up to getting caught too. 

Via Nerd Approved


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The Persistence of Memory Cake

We've seen cakes that look too beautiful to eat before, but one that looks too unreal to eat is a whole new problem. But cake maker and Instructable user nerdyKat did exactly that when she put together this incredible Persistence of Memory cake based on the famous Dali painting. 

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Kat was actually kind enough to post a full tutorial on how to make the cake, but considering that the sped up video showing the building of the cake takes 20 minutes and that's with her incredible skill level, I don't suggest spending forty plus hours of your life to attempt to make something like this yourself unless you're actually a professional. I know mine would look less like the Persistence of Memory and more like the cake you wish you could forget about.

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Mac n' Cheese, Pizza and Cheetos -Together At Last

If there is one thing we all love, it's cheesy goodness, whether it's Cheetos, pizza or macaroni and cheese. Only now, we finally have the chance to enjoy all three in one insanely cheesy creation. To put it more clearly, this is pizza covered in pulled pork and Velveeta macaroni and cheese and then dusted with Cheetos dust. This brilliant development was invented by hellthyjunkfood -who makes food that is anything but healthy. In fact, just one slice of this monstrosity will set you back 700 calories a slice and give you a whopping 1400 mg of salt. 

Via Elite Daily

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Cat Ash is Still Groovy

Well, at least this guy has an excuse when he messes up the "Klaatu Verata Necto" neccessary to pick up the Necronomicon -after all, he doesn't even speak English. This amazing Ash Vs. Evil Dead catplay was brought to you by the skilled cat costume creators over at Cat Cosplay.

Via Fashionably Geek

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Do Not Drill A Hole In Your New iPhone -This Should Be Obvious

A lot of people were upset when they heard the newest iPhone doesn't have a headphone jack and while that might be bothersome if you like plain old wired headphones, it should go without saying that you probably shouldn't use a drill to put in your own headphone jack. Sure there was a prank video showing people that there is actually a hidden jack in the phone, but who takes the word of a YouTube video as proof that it's totally ok to drill your brand new phone? Sadly, a lot of people.

Of course, this hasn't been the only prank designed solely to get people to destroy their expensive tech devices. Distractify has evidence that there are all too many evil tricksters out there.


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This Famous Fat Cat Received A Statue in His Honor

Even if you never visited Istanbul, you probably have seen tons of pictures of him relaxing on benches and sidewalks throughout the town. No one knows if this lazy cat had a home of his own, but everyone in the neighborhood loved him and kept him well fed (obviously).

Sadly, Tombili (meaning "Chubbel" according to Google translate) became famous late in his life and passed away from an unknown illness in August. In his memory though, a petition started spreading online asking the city to errect a statue in Tombili's honor. The statue will be officially unveiled on October 4, but as you can see, it's already looking lazy and chill -just the way Tombili would have wanted it.

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You, Yes You, Can Be A Demogorgon This Halloween

The scariest thing we've seen this year has to be the demogorgon from Stranger Things. This year you can actually be the terrifying flower monster -that is, if you have the skill to follow this impressive makeup tutorial by ellimacs sfx makeup (previously at Neatorama).

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Of course, putting it together takes more than just talent, it also takes a lot of time and a lot of specialized materials, so be sure you go shopping before you start trying to put this look together.

Via Instructables

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Be Our Guest With This Great Beauty and the Beast Trivia

Disney's Beauty and the Beast was a magical musical, but did you know that it was originally envisioned in 1930 as a non-musical film? And did you know that Belle's choice of a blue dress was more than just a fashion choice? And can you guess how many different animals the Beast's character design was based on? In celebration of the film's 25 anniversary release, Zimbio has collected all kinds of charming trivia bits about the movie and you can read them all here.


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Get A Tattoo, Get Free Burgers For Life

Like burgers? Live in Australia? Well, you could get free burgers for life from Cafe 51 if you get a burger tattoo. Not just any burger tattoo will work though, you have to go through an application process and if you get approved, then you have to get a life size tattoo of one of their extreme burger creations with their logo. So far only one person has actually gotten their tattoo, but the restaurant has recieved over 3,000 applications, so I guess there are quite a few Australians that are dying for a free burger every day.

Via That's Nerdalicious

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The World's Strongest Cup of Coffee

Some people can't wake up without a cup of coffee and for some people, a whole pot of coffee is neccessary. If you just can't get enough caffeine, you might want to head to The Viscous Cafe in Australia, where you can find the world's strongest cup of coffee. Just one mug of this strong brew is the equivalent of 80 regular cups of coffee. That means each cup contains 5 grams of caffeine, which considering that 18 is fatal for even a healthy adult means that just three cups would put you dangerously close to death.

Via T+L

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Epic Squirrel is Epic

The picture of this epic squirrel has been spreading around the internet for a while, so when Redditor DarylMoore asked others to PhotoShop the image, it's no wonder that the results were amazing.

That squirrel probably never thought twice about his intense pose in front of a camera, but he sure provided us with a great gift when he did it -a gift only a Reddit PhotoShop battle could perfect.

Via Distractify

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9 Awesome 3D-Printed Animal Prosthetics

3D printing is revolutionizing a lot of industries, but perhaps no other use of the technology is quite as fascinating as its use in medicine. While its applications in human medicine are amazing, we can't help but be enthralled when we see animals getting a new lease on life thanks to a little 3D printing. Here are a few stories of animals who were saved thanks to the new technology.

1. Fred the Tortoise

Fred is a female red-footed tortoise from Sao Paulo who was injured in a forest fire that destroyed most of her shell. Rescuers thought the poor tortoise looked like Freddy Krueger, hence the not-traditionally-feminine name. By taking pictures of her shell from all angles and comparing them to a healthy tortoise, veterinarians were able to create a 3D model of a shell, which they then printed in four individual pieces from a corn-based plastic. It took 3 months all together for the shell to be made into a reality and, unfortunately, Fred came down with pneumonia just after her surgery. Fortunately, she survived the ordeal and artists began to come forward offering to help paint the rescued animal's shell so she looked like a traditional, healthy red-footed tortoise. The team took their time to ensure they could find the right paint that wouldn't damage the shell or present a health risk to poor Fred.

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Eventually, Fred will need a new shell, but for now, she's cruising in style and couldn't be happier with her new mobile home.

2. AKUT-3 the Sea Turtle

In 2015, a loggerhead sea turtle, scientifically named AKUT-3, was found in Turkey with a damaged jaw that left it unable to eat on its own in the wild. He was quickly taken in by the Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at Pamukkale University and the director of the center immediately recognized that 3D printing might be the turtle's best hope. The center then partnered with BTech Innovation and used CT scans to create a 3D model of the turtle's damaged jaws, which allowed for a custom-fitted implant made from 3D printed titanium.

3. Beauty the Bald Eagle

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The Most Shameful RPG Dice of All Time

Role players love their dice, but not all die are created equal. While percentile dice require you to roll two different dice, it's still less unwieldy than using a D100 like the one pictured above. I'm sure you can imagine it doesn't stop roling very easily.

The Robot's Voice has compiled a list of the 10 most shameful dice of all time and while I don't agree with all of their decisions (I'm a sucker for crystal dice no matter what anyone says), their criticisms are hilarious. 


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