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Disney Movies in Chronological Order by Historical Setting












Aish at Disney's New Groove posted this chart of Disney movies in chronological order according to their historical settings. She posted it with the following note:

"(Excludes most of the package films. Some films, eg The Lion King, are impossible to pin down exactly and some, like Aladdin and Treasure Planet, are anachronistic, so these are estimations. A few have been split into 2 if there is more than one time period in the movie, and sequels have been put together.)"

What do you think? -Via Geeks are Sexy.


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Meet The Suitsy - A Business Suit And Onesie Hybrid

Folks who have to wear a suit to work on a daily basis know what a pain it is to put on their suit piece by piece, only to take it all off again as soon as they get home.

If only there was a simple solution to this dressing dilemma:

Well now there is, thanks to San Francisco based inventor/venture capitalist Jesse Herzog and his unique creation the Suitsy- a suit-onesie hybrid that makes it stupidly simple to get all dressed up.

The Suitsy combines the sophisticated style of a business suit with the unified ease and comfort of a onesie, and might be just what the terminally lazy need to ensure they're properly dressed for work.

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Here’s the 411 on the funky fashion faux pas brought to life by Betabrand:

The Suitsy is a jacket connected to a shirt connected to pants. A zipper is hidden behind the shirt button placard (with false buttons) and pants zipper. Fake shirt cuff material extends from the end of the jacket sleeves to give the impression of an actual complete dress shirt worn underneath. It’s like if a jumpsuit and a business suit had a lovechild.

-Via Dangerous Minds


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Artist Draws Portrait Photos as Anime and Disney-Style Characters



Artist Robert DeJesus accepts photographs from the public and transforms them into these whimsical drawings in the style of anime, Disney and other animated characters. His drawings are done in pencil. Judging from the list of submission guidelines DeJesus has made, he must be getting a lot of requests. Visit DeJesus' Deviant Art site to request a commission or see additional drawings. Via Laughing Squid. 



 

 


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The Search for Spock

Okay, adults, back to school time, and you will be timed on this. A year before the movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock came out, he was featured in a math problem in a 1983 issue of the journal Mathematics Teacher. Students were instructed to use a compass and a straightedge to solve the puzzle. Can you find Spock? Students were given 50 minutes to complete the task. No, you won’t see him in the image, but you might find it a challenge to figure it out. The ten steps of instructions are at at io9. Will he Bonus: Can you find the glaring anachronism in the image? -via Digg


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Happy Great Dane

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Abbey Doo the Great Dane is not only happy, she knows it, and she’s ready to show it! -via Daily Picks and Flocks

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When I Cough, My Cat Quacks

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YouTube member Павел Сутырин says his cat does this regularly.

This happens almost everytime the cat sleeps or just rests. It also answer to sneezing. It's of particular fun when you are ill for real :)

No, I do not pull his tail behind the scenes. =))

It seems to me that the cat is responding in its own way. Maybe something like, “I am listening to you, despite the fact that I’m asleep. Please continue.” Or more likely, “Shut up! I’m trying to sleep!” Then there’s an off chance that he may be doing the feline equivalent of “Bless you.” -via Tastefully Offensive

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Bedfellows: The Scariest Two and a Half Minute Movie Ever Made

I found Bedfellows many, many years ago, and have never been able to shake it from my mind. It is about as short as any short film can come, clocking in at just under two and half minutes. But let me warn you right now, that two and a half minutes is ten times scarier and more efectively made than most full length horror films that have come out recently. It was made by a company called Fewdio, and they have an extensive collection of horrifying shorts over on their page that I seriously suggest you check out.

I will openly admit. though. Few can touch on the horror that Bedfellows does. It plays off a fear we all have, and will make you think twice next time you get into bed and your spouse is facing in the other direction.

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Short, but scary as well get out.


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Gloriously Geeky Homes

Look at this homemade TARDIS console room! Just look at it! J.P. Fox built this himself, in his home, which makes it a thoroughly geeky home everyone will want to visit. Get another view of it here.

I decorated the room, did all the lighting and electrical, built the whole console and painted the floor. All up it took a year to put together. I was incredibly blessed and lucky. I had the hexagonal shaped room already, owned all the timber and worked at a factory with a lot of spare parts to be dumped which I used for the controls. I wish you all had a chance to visit it in person.

This is just one of the featured rooms in the post 16 Super Geeky Houses Inspired by Film, and if you don’t recognize the pictures, or can’t read Spanish, read it translated into English. Included are homes styled after the X-Men, Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman, Tron, LOTR, and more. -Thanks, Miss Terious!


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Robin Williams in Motion

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An installment in the video series Every Frame a Painting shows how Robin Williams harnessed motion to tell a story through his movie characters. Tony Zhou was inspired to address the subject by re-watching Williams’ films after his death. The finished project is more about movement, blocking, and body language, and how those things contributes to a good film -and Robin Williams happens to be the greatest example, as he was a master of expressing his character through movement. Talented directors and editors could spot and make those movements work to their advantage, and together they made awesome scenes that, in some cases, could completely dispense with dialogue. -via Laughing Squid 


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Mel Brooks Used Prosthetic Sixth Finger For His Print on Walk of Fame

You gotta give it to the guy. Mel Brooks has been making people laugh for years now, and Monday, when the time came for him to leave his handprints at TLC Chinese Theater along Hollywood's Walk of Fame, he continued that streak of hilarity. Though many did not notice at first, it seems Mel Brooks wore a prosthetic extra finger on his left hand that was so realistic, even looking at the above picture it is hard to tell it is fake. 

What makes this so great is in 100 years, when some kid is being dragged down that street by his tourist parents, he is going to catch a glance at Mel Brooks' hand print in the cement, and for one small moment in time, this kid is going to believe you can make it in Hollywood if you are a mutant. That, my friends, is awesome.

If you didn't already love him for Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles, you have to love him for this.

View more fun pics over at our NeatoPicto Blog

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Stair Affair


Lace Staircase
Designed by: Dust

Sometimes a beautiful architectural feature in a home, such as an artisan crafted fireplace, ceiling, door or window, can make such an impact on its aesthetic that the rest of the decor can be extremely minimal and still work. In fact, a minimal decor complements and calls attention to such grand details.

The fabulous staircases pictured here are perfect examples. Place one of these designs in the home and it becomes the architectural star. Take a look and see if you think any of them might be your stairway to heaven. See more examples here. 

  Timber Stripe Staircase
  Designed by: Tetrarc

  La Maison Unique Stairs
  Designed by: Heatherwick studio 
 

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How The Polar Bear Enclosure Will Keep Elephants Warm At The Oregon Zoo

Elephants and polar bears don’t really have an occasion to meet outside of a zoo, but the wide range of ecological simulations present in modern zoos make it possible for elephants and polar bears to peacefully coexist- in their own enclosures, of course.

Every species of animal in the zoo has their own climate controlled environment created just for them, and now those climate control systems are working together to make sure the critters are comfortable and the zoo doesn't go broke from paying the electric bill.

The Oregon Zoo is using an innovative new heating system that utilizes an underground geothermal loop they call a "slinky" to send the excess heat generated by the cooling system in the polar bear's simulated arctic environment to help heat the Asian Elephants enclosure.

Here's how it works:

Excess heat from the zoo's polar bear exhibit will be absorbed by the fluid inside a coil of pipes ending underneath the 32,000-square-foot Forest Hall, where Asian elephants are housed in an indoor "forest." This, along with a few other energy tweaks, are supposed to cut Forest Hall's greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent.

-Via Gizmodo

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His Master’s Voice

While looking for something else entirely, I came across this fascinating photograph of a dog and a phonograph. It was taken by National Geographic photographer Herbert G. Ponting in 1911 in Antarctica. The dog, named Chris, belonged to explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who took a gramophone along on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. Although neither Scott nor Chris survived the expedition, Ponting did not accompany them to the South Pole, and lived to take many more pictures.


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Jumbo Shrimp

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted some pictures of a shrimp that were sent in.

Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce as he watched a fellow fisherman pull this creature out of the water. Steve said the massive thing was about 18 inches long and striking its own tail, so he grabbed it by its back like a lobster. Scientists think it may be some type of mantis shrimp.

That’s a large shrimp! What do you do with that sort of thing?

There are more pictures at the Facebook post. -via Deadspin

(Image credit: Steve Bargeron)


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Buried in Bunnies

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This is what happens when you feed the rabbits on Ōkunoshima, also known as Rabbit Island, in Japan. You might get smothered, but there are worse ways to go. The YouTube account mybbbunny has a series of videos about the island. -via Tastefully Offensive

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A Monument to Old Douglas

Earlier this week, John told us about the Camels of Texas. The Confederate Army used quite a few of them during the Civil War. That inspired Neatorama reader Russ Warner to send us some of his neat pictures of the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where the camel named Old Douglas, of Company A of the Forty-third Mississippi Infantry, is honored with a marker. From Wikipedia:

Though the men tried to treat Old Douglas like a horse, the camel was known to break free of any tether, and was eventually allowed to graze freely. Despite not being tied up, he never wandered far from the men. The Infantry’s horses feared Old Douglas, and he is recorded to have spooked one horse into starting a stampede, which reportedly injured many, and possibly killed one or two horses.[5]

Old Douglas’s first active service was with Gen. Price in the Iuka campaign. He also participated in the 1862 Battle of Corinth.[3] He remained with the regiment until the Siege of Vicksburg, where he was killed by Union sharpshooters.[6] Enraged at his murder, the men swore to avenge him. Col. Bevier enlisted six of his best snipers, and successfully shot the culprit. Of Douglas’s murderer, Bevier reportedly said, “I refused to hear his name, and was rejoiced to learn that he had been severely wounded.[7]” According to legend, after Douglas was shot, his remains were carved up and eaten, with some of his bones made into souvenirs by Federal soldiers.[2]

Learn more about the American camels from the Texas Camel Corps, a group “established to educate the public about the historic use of camels in America in the 19th century.”



(Images credit: Russ Warner, Brandon, Mississippi)


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Thumbs Up!

Redditor meancloth is pretty sure everything is fine with the latest ultrasound image. Baby A gives a thumbs up to assure him that conditions are AOK inside. Baby A? Yep, the other baby is fine, too. However, if you’re into counting fingers and toes, Baby A seems to have six on one hand. That could be a sonogram artifact, or a biological bonus. As if twins aren’t already a biological bonus!  

See more about baby and kids at NeatoBambino

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Do Not Enter

This sign makes it very clear that you are not to go in here. It also addresses the possibility that you look at such signs and say, “Or else what?” like I sometimes do. The consequences are clear. -via reddit

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Baby Got Class

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Someone call Alex and tell him there’s a new parody of his favorite song!

It’s time for kids to go back to school, and the Holderness Family (previously at Neatorama) made a little song about it, to the tune of “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Back to school time is a hassle, but after a couple of months of dealing with bored and always-hungry kids, it’s worth the effort. -via Tastefully Offensive

See more about baby and kids at NeatoBambino

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Bench-pressing Hermit Crab

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This pet hermit crab climbed to the top of his, um, food container or something, and now he’s trying to raise the roof! When his owner came in the room, he said, “Me? No, I’m not trying to escape. Oh, I’m just exercising! Lifting weights! Yeah, that’s the ticket…” -via Tastefully Offensive


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Babysitting: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

A couple in Zurich, Switzerland, were asked to babysit for a friend, who was a rather nervous father with plenty of instructions. Erica and Hannes had a good time of it. They took the baby, Alex, outside for a stroll and took pictures. Then they Photoshopped various disaster scenarios into the pictures to send to the father every hour as updates. Posting at reddit, one of them said,

True, we didn't teach the kid how to read that day. We also didn't expand his brain by playing classical music nonstop. We didn't feed him an immune system boosting meal every 15 minutes. But he survived, giggled a lot was looked after the entire time by the two of us and went to bed at 7.30PM perfectly happy. And we will show him these pics in maybe 10 years or so and say: "Young man, we had an awesome time together that day"

A good time was had by all. -via Buzzfeed

See more about baby and kids at NeatoBambino

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Man Sees Snake Eating Hawk And Comes To The Rescue

Hawks are tough birds, with razor sharp talons and beaks that tear through flesh with ease, but even these apex predators can have the tables turned on them by their prey- if that prey happens to be a four-foot-long bull snake.

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Scott Adams happened upon a rare example of prey besting predator playing out in the middle of the road, and for some reason he felt inclined to get involved.

Scott demonstrates his snake wrangling skills in the video, and nearly gets nailed by the disgruntled snake despite his skills, which is why no one should ever attempt a rescue like this unless trained to handle snakes.

-Via San Francisco Globe

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39 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Doctor Who

A TV show that’s had 800 episodes over a 50-year period produces a lot of trivia, so any list you see probably has some tidbits you’ve never read before. A list of Doctor Who trivia at Buzzfeed tells us, among other things, how inbred the production is.

7. In fact, three of the actresses who played the Doctor’s companions went on to become agents, and all of them ended up representing actors who would play the Doctor.

15. Tennant is married to Georgia Moffett, who played the Doctor’s daughter opposite him in “The Doctor’s Daughter” and is actually the daughter of the fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. So the couple’s children have Doctors for their father and grandfather.

20. The 2008 episode “The Fires of Pompeii” was notable for having a future companion and a future Doctor in its cast as different characters – Karen Gillan and Capaldi.

My personal favorite is the story of the fourth Doctor’s knitted scarf. I’m sure you’ll find something that will surprise you among the 39 things.

(Image credit: BBC/Pitris/Tom Phillips/BuzzFeed)


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Diane’s Party

No one clears a crowded room like Mr. Straight and Narrow, or as he is informally known, “I.” Hey, don’t worry, guys, there will be more coming to the party. Just keep playing that music and others will show up. This comic is brought to you by Chris Hallbeck of Maximumble. -via Geeks Are Sexy  


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The Good Old Days

We often make those old memories much rosier than they actually were -the same way we make our hardships, like walking to school, much worse than that actually were. Doghouse Diaries makes a trip down memory lane to Blockbuster Video. Yes, there were plenty of times that a handful of tapes could make the entire weekend ahead seem magical, but that was when home video was new.

The Blockbuster Video near me was an awesome place, then in the mid-‘80s, they first deleted the documentary section, then they deleted the classics section, then they tightened up their inventory until there was barely anything available over ten years old. Yeah, Netflix or even Redbox is easier, but you still have such a limited inventory that it’s more fun to just play roulette with your TV.


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TIE Fighter

 

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Watch the TIE Fight of the century, a Robot Chicken short on Adult Swim. Fighters, protect yourselves at all times. (I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your punch arrives.) Via Laughing Squid.


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President Lyndon B. Johnson Talks "Bungholes" With His Tailor

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The unpredictable, boorish personality of President Lyndon B. Johnson has been featured previously on Neatorama in a great reprint from Mental Floss. Yet while descriptive, that article doesn't quite get down to brass tacks (or brass bungholes, as it were). 

In a moment in which L.B.J. appears to be an early model for Mike Judge's Beavis, he gets on the phone with his tailor and orders some pants. However, in the same indelicate style for which he was famous, Johnson requests that the tailor let out a seam to make room for his "nuts" and his "bunghole." The tailor seems to take the conversation in stride. 

An amusing animation of the phone conversation done by Put This On is featured here; see the full transcript of the call at Dangerous Minds.  


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How a Jewish Doctor Duped the Nazis

During World War II, the German military faced a threat worse than the Allies: typhus. The disease was killing soldiers and weakening the German forces on the Eastern front as they faced the Soviet Army. They scrambled to develop a typhus vaccine in hurry. Joachim Mrugowsky, head of the SS Hygiene Institute, set up a research lab at Buchenwald concentration camp, thinking it would be safe from Allied bombing.

Dr. Erwin Ding-Schuler, an ambitious but callow Nazi officer and Mrugowsky’s deputy, was chosen to lead production, and began assembling captive scientists with the help of his new clerk, an imprisoned German intellectual named Eugen Kogon. Among those drafted was a gentle Jewish biologist named Ludwik Fleck, who was a former assistant of Dr. Weigl whom Weigl had protected during the Nazi occupation of Lviv.

Thus began one of the most effective but least-known deceptions of World War II, one that is wondrously thick with irony: For 16 months, working under the noses of his clueless Nazi overseers—in particular Ding-Schuler, whom Fleck described as a “dummkopf”—a Jewish doctor managed to send fake typhus vaccine to the Nazi soldiers at the front, even as he provided the real thing to inoculate his fellow condemned Jews in a concentration camp.

The project started off on the wrong foot, with Nazi doctors who had no experience in immunology, overseeing camp inmates who lied about being doctors, using a translated French pamphlet as a how-to guide, to do an extremely complex procedure under horrid conditions. That was before Dr. Fleck came along, and the group finally had someone who knew what he was doing. It’s a fascinating story overall, with a Nuremberg climax fit for Hollywood, at Politico magazine.  -via Digg

(Image credit: Archiv fur Zeitgeschichte, Zurich)


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Game of Thrones Theme at Buckingham Palace

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YouTube member Omer Barnea caught the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace last week and was surprised to hear the Queen’s Guards playing the theme from Game of Thrones. They did a good job, although it would have probably been easier on the audience if the musicians had all been facing the same direction. -via Viral Viral Videos

See also: The Guard playing The Imperial March.


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Historic Gravesite Lies In The Middle Of The Road

There’s a woman who was laid to rest almost two hundred years ago in Amity, Indiana, yet continues to have a physical presence in her town to this day. 

A woman whose grave splits highway traffic in two, serving as a reminder of how an armed loved one can preserve your legacy for generations to come:

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Her name is Nancy Kerlin Barnett, and her grave is now a historical landmark that was initially supposed to be paved over during the creation of County Road 400, but the road workers were so afraid of the site that they split the lanes and paved around her grave:

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Some think the workers were deathly afraid of her ghost, or that superstition kept them from paving over the site, but the truth is they were most likely just terrified of Nancy's grandson, who camped out with a shotgun to make sure the site wasn't disturbed.

She may not be able to see the motorized carriages whizzing by her middle-of-the-road resting place, but Nancy''s legacy lives on as an odd piece of local lore for the folks who live around Amity, Indiana.

-Via Roadtrippers


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