People always think it's weird when I tell them I'm a blogger. Half the time they either don't understand what that means or how anyone actually makes money doing it. That being said, I'd hate to try to explain "professional sleeper" or "human manequin" -and if I was a professional sex toy tester, I'd just have to lie about my job because that's just gonna result in some awkward conversations.
You can see the full list of weird jobs at the link, but if you don't want to watch something, you can always read it at TopTenz.
Ernest Hemmingway is a great author, one of the handful of writers commonly assigned to high schoolers that I actually enjoyed reading. I'm sure many of you other heavy readers feel the same -books are great, but assigned reading isn't always so good. That's why I love this great list of the best books assigned in high school. I personally would add Catcher in the Rye, but as all these things are subjective, I know not everyone agrees. That's why I'm curious to know what you guys think -what's the best book you were assigned to read in high school?
We've featured a whole lot of Disneyland facts, but one thing we haven't yet discussed are the many urban legends surrounding the park. This great LAist article tackles the subject, and reveals that some of the strange stories you may have heard about the Happiest Place on earth are, in fact, true.
For example, the park is home to a large quantity of feral cats and people have been killed in multiple attactions across the park (though most were only declared dead at the hospital, which is the normal operating procedure for most hospitals -not a consipiracy on the part of Disneyland).
If you love getting the most bang for your buck when you go out to eat, you'll want to discover this great Chipotle hack to get you 86% more buritto for free. Best of all, the process is pretty easy -just order a bowl with a double tortilla wrap on the side, then order half and half with the beans, rice and meats, and be sure to add the fajita veggies and corn salsa on top. Voila!
If you know anything about Apocalypse Now's creation, you probably already know that it was a pretty strange scene from the start. Even if you know about the drugs, blood and money problems on set, you probably still don't know all the fascinating facts from this great article.
For example, did you know that Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, Steve McQueen, and Al Pacino were all offered the role eventually played by Martin Sheen, but they all turned it down? Additionally, Harvey Keitel was cast in the role before Sheen, but he was eventually fired.
The KKK is hardly a group to look up to, but like the Nazis, they're still interesting from a historical and political perspective. This article about the racist, terrorist group by TopTenz includes all kinds of fascinating facts, including the fact that even the KKK hates the Westboro Baptist Church, that Superman once took on the Klan or that the group even once tried to start their own country. You can watch the video above, but if you prefer to read, here's a text version of the article.
Clocks may have less relevance now that everyone is constantly glancing at their phones and cable boxes that have built-in time keepers, but that doesn't mean they aren't still useful -especially when it comes to adding a little style to your home.
That's why we decided to round up some of the most beautiful, creative and just downright cool clocks ever in our newest Homes and Hues article.
From clocks that look at you to those you can look through, these cool clocks are sure to make a statement even in an age where few people actually care to check the time anywhere but their phone screen.
If you drink tea, you know how delicious the different brews can be -and how unique one flavor profile is from another. That's why these amazing tea dragon illustrations by New Zealand artist Strangely Katie so perfectly capture the spirit of different tea varieties.
As a tea drinker, it may seem strange to see your favorite brews portrayed as dragons, but when you look at the pictures, you'll likely notice just how strangely accurate the artist's depictions of each blend really are. Oolong should be a wise, mellow friend and Jasmine is refined, beautiful and serene.
I don't know about you guys, but I fell in love with Black Beauty (the Green Hornet's car, not the horse) the second I saw it. How could you not love a gorgeous black Chrysler adorned with weapons and gadgets? Of course, a Batmobile would also be pretty incredible as far as style and gadgetry are concerned.
Honestly, I'd pretty much love any of the amazing superhero vehicles on this great TopTenz list, but I'm curious, which one would you prefer?
We all wish we could live in our own little bubble sometimes and that's why our newest Homes and Hues post rounded up some of the most isolated homes, lodges and monasteries out there.
Sure, not all of them are full-time residences, but all of them are equipped with beds for staying the night -and they're all fantastic places to fantasize about leaving the rest of the world behind.
In fact, fantasizing about staying in these incredible isolated locales is often better than actually trying to hole up there, as many of these places are so out there that they've actually become tourist attractions!
Have you ever wondered what happens when your kitchen is left all alone? Artist Benoit Jammes immagines that our fruits and veggies are not only alive, but active. In fact, he thinks they're taking advantage of the curves, ramps and dips in our kitchens to perform some epic skating tricks.
The series is called Skitchen and while it's adorable over all, there is at least one messy accident -this is why you wear helmets kids!
Some people are terrified of any clown they see. I'm not one of those people, but I still see what makes some clowns scary -especially ones with red eyes and skull-like faces. These delightful clown shoes make the most of people's fear in a terrifyingly awesome fashion accessory.
At $175, the shoes might be a little scary to your wallet too, but it's worth it for a one-of-a-kind pair of kicks that are sure to give people nightmares every time you wear them.
If you weren't already aware, it's time you should know that we here at Neatoama love bacon. In fact, we love bacon so much, we're thrilled to be attending a festival dedicated exclusively to the tasty meat. If you're as passionate about fried pork strips as we are, then you might want to head out to San Diego next month to join us at the San Diego Bacon Fest.
While there, you could enjoy unlimited free samples from some of the best restaurants and breweries in San Diego -including Brulee of Bacon, Bacon Sushi Rolls, and even a beer brewed with bacon in it!
Of course, if you miss the event, we'll feature pictures and stories from the event, but your tastebuds wil never forgive you.
John Oliver recently discussed the British House of Lords, which is something few Americans are familiar with. One of the oddest aspects (at least, to Americans) of the House of Lords is their official titles that sound equally pompous and preposterous. Never has this point been quite so well illustrated than in the "And Now" segment of the show, where he demonstrated that these names actually work better for adorable pet names than actual titles for people.
As humans, we tend to focus on the world we can see -that which is hidden underground is often forgotten about all together, but this great Travel and Leisure article shows the beauty and wonder that often hides right under our feet.
From salt mines to underground rivers and from crystals taller than some homes to crypts adorned with human remains, the article shows how fascinating the world below us is.
Summertime is a great time for munching hot dogs, but if they just aren't classy enough for your tastes, you can always try heading to Washington where you can get your hands on a $169 dog that features wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffle and caviar.
Food that fancy shouldn't exit your body into a normal toilet, so you'd better have this $6,500 toilet equipped with an air deodorizer, heated seat, and even a nightlight.
I'm willing to bet that no one ever started to cook dinner only to think, 'I don't have any way to turn my food into mock-caviar though, so I guess I shouldn't even bother.' But whether or not you have need of the Imperial Spherificator, it hardly changes the fact that the product is pretty darn cool and desirable. Similarly, it's pretty easy to carve a watermelon and use it as a punch bowl, but somehow, tapping it like a keg just seems infinately cooler -hence the creation of this tapping kit.
Who was the first character cast in the Harry Potter movies? If you guessed Hedwig, you're right. And that's not the only fun fact about magical and otherwise imaginary creatures from this great TopTenz list.
Here's another great trivia tidbit -adorable little Gizmo from the Gremlins was originally supposed to become the antagonist, but Steven Speilberg decided (rightly) that fans would prefer to see the adorable little creature as much as possible in the movie and wouldn't want to root against him. Just imagine what a different movie it would be if little Gizmo was the enemy.
Personally, I prefer Batman over Superman, but this great Always Sunny In Philadelphia/Batman Vs. Superman mashup makes a great case for why Superman is better. After all, he is a master of karate and friendship for everyone.
Honestly, I think this looks like a more entertaining movie than the actual Batman Vs. Superman film, though I still don't want to see anyone pay a troll toll to get into a boy's hole.
Rain forests are scattered across the globe and they all look drastically different despite the fact that most people immediately envision a tropical South American rain forest when they hear the term. These pictures from the New South Wales rainforest by Wouter Van de Voorde remind us that just because something is a rain forest doesn't mean it's filled with vivid tropical plants.
Of course, just because the forest isn't loaded with colors doesn't mean it's not beautiful. In fact, these incredible images seem to capture the foliage of a forest forgotten by time, trapped in the primordial past -like a lost world waiting to be explored for the first time.
Johnny Depp has millions of adoring fans from across the globe. But you know who isn't a fan? Johnny Depp. In fact, he not only refuses to watch his own films, but he's even been reported to vandalize movie posters with his face on them because he doesn't like seeing his face staring back at him.
If you think that sounds silly, consider this: Peter Dinklage doesn't watch Game of Thrones for one simple reason -he doesn't have HBO.
Photographers love to explore abandoned amusement parks and many others love to look at those pictures and read about them. But one place you probably won't be seeing abandoned pictures of anytime soon is perhaps the world's most popular amusement -Disney World.
Since we probably won't be seeing pictures like this in reality (at least not for a long time), DeviantArt user eledoremassis02 took the liberty of imagining the apocalyptic visions of the current happiest place on Earth. The series is fascinating for both disney-lovers and haters who wonder what Disney World would look like long after the magic has left the kingdom.
Everyone needs lights in their home, but that doesn't mean you need to stick with the same boring table and floor lamps as all your friends and neighbors. That's why we rounded up some of the coolest and cleverest lighting options around in this week's Homes and Hues article.
From xenomorphs to knights, there are plenty of interesting sources of inspiration for these lights and the resulting creations tend to be both beautiful and unique.
There are a lot of mashups featuring Disney princesses out there, but if you're a fan of the legendary pinup art of Gil Elvgren as well as Disney's lovely ladies, then you'll love these new mashups by DeviantArtist KittRen.
Her artwork features both new and old princesses and does an excellent job maintaining the style of Elvgren while adding the iconic details of the princesses we know and love. Be sure to visit KittRen's portfolio to see the whole series.
There's nothing quite like a good read, but some people prefer to read the CliffsNotes on famous works of literature rather than reading them. When that happens too often, people sometimes start throwing out lines from books and poems with meanings totally different than what the author intended to say.
This great TopTenz article features a great selection of the most misused literary quotes so you can stop yourself from making the same mistakes. It's up to you to decide if you want to correct people using these quotes wrong, but remember, some people can't take even the slightest criticism, so it's not always worth mentioning.
In the world of fandom there's no more brightly colored, bolder or more permanent way to show you are forever a fan than getting a tattoo. Your favorite pop culture characters often start out as ink on a page, so it only makes sense to get them immortalized as ink on your body. Tattooing is a creative and personal way to prove your unwavering dedication to your favorite franchise.
Comic Book Tattoos: Level Epic
For many fans the act of getting a tattoo of their favorite characters is the ultimate form of fandom, since it’s a permanent addition to their bodies, but the guy in these pics isn’t an ordinary fan. He has dedicated his entire body to characters from comic books, turning his arms and torso into a shrine for the superheroes he worships.
If anybody argues that he’s not the ultimate Marvelite he need only take off his shirt and stun them into admitting they were wrong with his incredibly cool ink. Let’s start with his left arm, where we see Cyclops, Gambit, Wolverine and Beast of the X-Men battling a Sentinel, with Angel flying in from above to lend a hand. Just to show that he’s a mighty big fan of the Jade Giant he has the Incredible Hulk tattooed on his inner bicep. Once the shirt comes off we find Venom and Carnage fighting it out for the privilege of pectoral placement. And then he turns around and shows you that the mighty Fin Fang Foom has his back!
Finishing our tour off on his right arm we see Spawn squaring off against Malebolgia, and above that there’s a Violator springing into battle.
Ohana means family, and when you’re the star of a feature released by Disney you’re part of the largest family in animation history. This gal wasn’t content with getting only one or two members of the Disney family tattooed on her body, and this colorful collection of characters shows the diversity of features being put out by Disney these days. We’ve got Tinkerbell from Peter Pan flying overhead, Stitch from Lilo & Stitch smiling his cute little face off, the sweet ragdoll Sally posing and smiling pleasantly, and the Little Mermaid's Ariel spending some time above water with her animated friends.
On an arm far, far away we have another far out member of the Disney family- R2D2 proudly sporting a pair of Mickey Mouse ears. Welcome to the Disney Dark Side R2!
Are you the kind of person who builds a LEGO box to store your loose LEGO bricks in? Do your dreams consist of new ways to construct elaborate creations with your interlocking brick toys? If so, you won't want to miss our newest Homes and Hues article featuring 14 ways you can incorporate LEGO pieces into your home decor.
Some of the pieces use real LEGO blocks, but others only use things that look like LEGO bricks because, after all, a real LEGO pillow might look cool, but it wouldn't exactly be comfortable.
Perhaps one of the coolest things about this LEGO list though is that so many of them are simple DIYs that a real LEGO-fiend would already have the materials for.