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Dogs Simply Don't Understand Lemons

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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.

Via Pets Lady

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The Most Insane Restaurants Around the Globe

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.

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This Kitten Thinks A Wild Peacock is a Giant Cat Toy

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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.

Via Hi Homer

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What Hogwarts House Does Your Dog Belong In?

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?

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Daylight Savings Made Each of These Twins the Older One

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?

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You Gotta Catch All of These Simpsons/Pokemon Mashup Pins

Are you ready to Go get the coolest new fashion accessory on the market? Then you'll want to head over to ThumbsDesign, where you can get your hands on these amazing Pokemon/Simpsons mashup pins.

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.

If you're wondering how you catch a Simpmon, the answer is simple -with a Pokenut or a Pizza Ball. Those are sure to catch some Homertoises and Pikabarts in no time.

Via Fashionably Geek


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This Orphaned Rhino and His Best Friend Will Make Your Day Better

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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?

Via Pets Lady

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All Those Places Rewarding Voters With Food Yesterday Broke the Law

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.

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This Home-Wrecking Penguin is Breaking Our Hearts

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:

Via Distractify

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Fun Facts Only Huge Disney Nerds Know About

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.


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Debunking 5 Election Fraud Myths

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.


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The Best Fictional Holidays of All Time

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.


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Get a Hug From Your Favorite Animal All Day Long

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.

Via Fashionably Geek

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Fun Facts About Oscar Wilde

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.


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This Turtle Thinks Sex is Just Plain "Wow"

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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.

Via Elite Daily

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This Epic Sauron Costume Looks Ready for the Big Screen

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.

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The Witch House of Beverly Hills

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.


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You Might Have Sushi for Brains if You Don't Want to Eat This

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.

Via That's Nerdalicious

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Amazing Facts That Sound Totally Bogus

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.


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What Your Google Thinks About Your State

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.

Via Thrillist


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A Delicious No-Bake Spider Web Torte Perfect for Halloween

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?

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The Best Horror Movie Every Year Since 1960's Psycho

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.

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20 Hot Dogs to Add to Your Bucket List

It's easy to think that a hot dog is just a hot dog -especially when you're just talking dogs and not sausages. But there are a lot of different levels of hot dogs out there and if you like a good dog, you won't want to miss this great article over at First We Feast featuring twenty hot dog versions you really should try before you die. Different topping ideas include cream cheese, mango relish, cole slaw, bologna, curry jam and more. So, what's the strangest topping you've ever had on a hot dog?

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35 Awesome Homemade Matching Pet and Owner Couples Costumes

Can you believe it's finally Halloween? I don't know about you guys, but one of my favorite parts of the holiday is getting to see animals in costume -particularly when they match their owners. That's why I took the liberty of rounding up some of the best matching pet and owner costumes from across the web, so now everyone can get in on the fun.

Bowser and Chomp

These Mario baddies look incredible in their costumes, made by Redditor MapleSuicide -even if Chomp doesn't look all too happy about the situation.

ET and Elliot

Larissa and her cat, Opie Winston, make an amazing Elliot and E.T.

A Pan Am Crew

Coolest Homemade Costumes user Sandra has twins and these two 15 month olds are up to flying anywhere and it looks like they'll even make sure your luggage gets their safely.

A Barksy Painting

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Formal Fashions for Your Furry Friends

We love dogs, but let's face it -they're not typically ready to attend fancy cocktail parties. But now they can be thanks to Marie's Handmade Shop on Etsy. Whether you have a pug looking to attend a friend's wedding or a terrier getting ready for her doggy graduation party, these fashionable frocks are ideal for any fancy dress occassion.

And did I mention they have a Lincoln dog costume?

You know you can trust Honest Abe and his emancipation barclimation.

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A Penguin in a Pig Costume

Penguins are amazing, but if there's anything that could make them better, it's a Halloween costume -and Ripley's Aqaurium of Gatlinburg knows that penguins and Halloween are a perfect mix.

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While the bird in the pig costume is pretty incredible, it's not the only penguin in costume to wander through the company's offices. This little guy is hoping to trick or treat for some Swedish Fish!

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Are You Ready for the 2017 Pooping Dogs Calendar?

Nothing helps you greet the day like watching a dog poop and if you don't have your own dog or if you have one and just don't feel like you're getting your fill of seeing dogs pooing, now you have the advantage of looking at a dog pooping every time you check the date. Yes, you can now celebrate the new year with the 2017 Pooping Pooches calendar. Are you excited yet? Because you should be.

Via Incredible Things

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The Scariest Urban Legend From Each State

No matter where you live, you're bound to hear some sort of urban legend about your town, city or state. While it would be a little insane to do an article with all the urban legends from all the cities in America, this collection of the scariest urban legends from each state is filled with delightfully terrifying local tales. While you'll obviously want to read the one from your state, if you really like scary stories, it's worth the time to read them all. And, of course, like many collections of urban legends, some of the stories are actually true -like the California one.

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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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