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Acrobatic Goat Can Balance All 4 Feet on a Tiny Platform


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Rani the goat from Karachi, Pakistan seems to defy gravity as he climbs up on one platform stacked upon another. When you think that he's done, his handler, Osman Ali, adds another. Now, let's see them trade places. That would be a great act.

-via Huffington Post

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Chocolate Orange Armadillo

Miss Insomnia Tulip of the internet-famous Lou Lou P’s Delights bakery makes amazing pastries that look like real objects, such as naked Burt Reynolds and naked David Hasselhoff. But she can do more than just show aging male celebrities undressed with cake. Her most recent project is a chocolate orange. She reveals hidden in its form an armadillo curled up to protect itself from your appetite.

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It's A Shark Eat Shark World Out There

Sharks are known for being big eaters, seemingly made to munch any and every thing they can possibly sink their hundreds of razor sharp teeth into.

Seeing as how they're large predators they prefer lots of protein, as in huge quantities of meat, and they apparently have no love for their fellow shark when their stomachs are empty.

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Visitors to the South Korean aquarium where this video was shot had no idea they'd be learning a lesson about nature's cruel sense of humor that day, but now they know the aquarium stocks their tanks with the freshest seafood money can buy!

-Via FAIL Blog


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Awesome Alternate History Artwork By Jakub Rozalski

Alternate history stories are compelling to read or watch, and they also make for really fun video games, but creating alternate history art seems hard for an artist to do well.

For one thing the viewer would have to know which historical period or event the artist is referencing, and then the whole thing would have to be rendered realistically enough to visually tell the tale for you.

Jakub Rozalski's paintings have all of the elements of a perfect alt history art piece in place,  visually transporting us to another time that never truly existed, at least not in our dimension.

For instance- what would Poland's January Uprising of 1863 against Russian rule have looked like if the Polish insurgents used mechs to help them fight for freedom?

See more of Jakub's alternate history artworks here


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A Cringeworthy Collection Of Questions Asked On Yahoo! Answers

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Information sites like Yahoo! Answers are meant to serve as community driven forums where people can ask any question and receive an insightful answer, and by any question I mean absolutely anything, no matter how obvious or ridiculous.

Want to know if you can uncover your husband's infidelity based on the smell of his flatulence? Ask the fine folks who contribute to Yahoo! Answers.

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Some questions read like pure trolling, while others make you pity the person who posed the question because they clearly didn't pay much attention in school. Or maybe in this case we should pity their child...

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And people wouldn't see Yahoo! Answers as an eternal source of educational entertainment if it didn't contain answers to some of the most important questions ever asked.

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See 21 Yahoo Questions That Are Too Horrifying To Stop Reading here (some content borderline NSFW)


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Salma Hayek Rushes to E.R. in Revealing T-Shirt, Doctors Graciously Accept its Presence

Actress Salma Hayek suffered what she termed a "minor head injury" on the film set of upcoming comedy Drunk Parents recently. When she was injured, she was forced to make a trip to the emergency room, and did so without changing out of her set wardrobe.

On this particular day, her wardrobe included a t-shirt that was, as Hayek put it, "completely inappropriate for the hospital." But not necessarily, Salma. In fact, it looks as if it could be the way a hurried E.R. doctor might provide a time-is-of-the-essence, emergency, double simultaneous breast exam. Thus, the shirt was completely on the medical level!

Salma posted the above photo to her Instagram account and thanked the E.R. doctors of an unnamed upstate New York hospital for their time and attention to her case. Something tells me it wasn't their most unpleasant patient consult in emergency that day. 

To see how she captioned her photo post and in case of further E.R. visits or other interesting wardrobe happenstances, follow Hayek on Instagram here. Via Uproxx


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Bacon-Wrapped Deep Fried Twinkies

It's just basic science: any food can be improved by adding bacon and/or deep-frying. Amy of the wonderful food blog Oh, Bite It evidences this fact continously.

Her latest demonstration is the ideal breakfast food: Twinkies, wrapped in bacon, then deep fried. It's the right way to start the day, especially if you eat them as I do: with powdered sugar and chocolate syrup on top.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Meet the 71-Year Old Librarian Who Commutes to Work by Rowing


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Gabriel Horchler is the Head of Cataloging at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. He likes to row. 15 years ago, he realized that most of his daily commute from his home in Cheverly, Maryland, ran parallel to the Anacostia River. He could drive through heavy traffic . . . or he could row along the almost vacant river.

Now, even at the age of 71, Horchler begins his day by biking to a neighborhood park, then pushing his rowing shell into the water. He pilots it down the river to a community boathouse, where he keeps his second bike. He takes that bike to the Library of Congress.

The entire trip takes him 90 minutes. He loves it, and the daily workout has kept him in fantastic physical condition. The Washington Post reports:

Some say he’s insane. In Horchler’s mind, the daily ritual of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic is what’s insane.

“I don’t feel that I’m superior to these people in the traffic jam, but I definitely appreciate the quiet and . . . the water and the sound of the oars in the water,” he said. “It changes every day. You see different wildlife. . . . The quality of the water, sometimes it’s filthy, sometimes it’s amazingly clean. And then, with the seasons, the vegetation changes. It’s wonderful.”

-via Jessamyn West


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Jedi Elvis

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This is Eric Cajiuat, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, as well as master of the Force. You can almost hear the midi-chlorians in his music. Like any Jedi, he's built his own microphone and he knows how to use it. He can kill with it, but like the original King, he's here to conquer the Empire with love and music.


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Upside Down Wine Glass

To paraphrase James Thurber: one glass of wine is enough. Two is too many. Three is not enough.

And if you walk around with this glass in your hand, people will think that you're already on number four. Red5 offers this novelty wine glass that lets you sip wine from what appears to be the base of the glass. This will be the moment when friends conclude that you've got a drinking problem.

-via Geekologie


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U.K. Treated to Rare, Pastel-Colored Nacreous Clouds After Storm


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This past week in Scotland, Ireland and northern England, a rare natural phenomena colored the clouds with spectacular pastel rainbows, pleasing photographers and nature lovers alike. SOme lucky U.K. observers were treated to a positively beautiful bonus in the face of any negatives ushered in by Storm Henry. When the storm brought in a cold front, that air allowed for the formation of nacreous clouds. 

Once the sun set, parts of U.K. could see the prismatic show visible only at that time, when ice crystals are carried upon jets of stratospheric air.

See many more stunning captures like the ones shown here in this article. 


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San Francisco-Area Airbnb Ripoffs Advertised for Use During the Super Bowl


Santa Clara five-bedroom, ad devoid of interior shots: Yours for a mere $6,000 per night

Accusations of real estate sale and rental price gouging in cities with high or rapidly rising costs of living are frequently made in recent times. Not surprisingly, the Airbnb offerings in such cities are no strangers to those allegations. Throw in a temporary circumstance like the Super Bowl, and these shady practices can turn downright ludicrous on a dime. 

Grab a few smiles at the expense of the Airbnb listings in the article linked below, which highlights some of the craziest prices for San Francisco accomodations during and around the time of Super Bowl 50. Some such crazy prices are also attached to curious details regarding the dwellings and deals in question. 

For example, the article writer's examination of the listing pictured below concerns its Airbnb ad, which reads:

"No other apartment in San Francisco will you be provided with your own personal concierge on call 24 hrs during your stay I will take you wherever you need to go answer all your questions and needs, Pick up to and from airport and to and from game!"

The writer's response:

"Let’s see. A taxi from SFO to Alamo Square is about $55 each way. An Uber from Alamo Square to Levi’s Stadium is about $85 each way, but let’s assume there will be surge pricing and triple that. Total transportation costs for your weekend will be about $620.

But no other apartment in San Francisco offers all this:"

Touché! See all of these bold, bad 'bnb blurbs here.


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MacGyver to be Turned into a Movie


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Lionsgate has announced their plans to make a film from the popular TV series MacGyver, which ran from 1985-1992 and starred Richard Dean Anderson and Dana Elcar. Sources said that the announcement wasn't heavy on detail, which was similar to their October 2015 announcement of a MacGyver TV series. The television show is intended to be a prequel of the 1980s series, in that it focuses on MacGyver as a mechanically crafty twentysomething.

Read more on both the MacGyver movie and television projects here.


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The First DeLorean Commercial Since 1982


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The DeLorean DMC-12--a commercial failure almost universally known from Back to the Future--is back in production. This is the first commercial for the revived brand. Alexander Alexandrov directed this short film titled "Lucky Coin." It's accented with lines from "The Transhumanist's Lament," a poem by futurist Benjamin Perkins Burke.


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For comparison, here's an original DeLorean commercial from 1981.

-via Glenn Reynolds


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Elegant Starship Enterprise Is Masterpiece of Woodworking

The result of 2 years of labor by a master craftsman is this majestic model of the Enterprise from the original Star Trek series. Kretschmer Kreativ shaped this extraordinary duplicate of the 11-foot model that prop masters built for the series and now housed at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. You more images and detailed descriptions of the build process here.

It must be absolutely awe-inspiring in person.

-via Instructables


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Deep Fried Pikachu

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Which Pokémon would taste the best? This is the source of long speculation by fans of the game and anime franchise. But it's remained speculation because first you've gotta catch 'em all.

An enterprising company in South Korea is getting started on actual research. Kotaku reports that you can buy Pikachu meat patties. You can order them online or in restaurants.

What does Pikachu taste like? Apparently like pork.

-via Technabob

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Supercut: "I Should Have Killed You When I Had the Chance!"


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The seventh rule on the Evil Overlord List says:

When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?" I'll say, "No." and shoot him. No, on second thought I'll shoot him then say "No."

See also: rules 3, 4, 6, 16, 38, 46, and 52. The Evil Overlord List is filled with practical advice for everyday life, not just strategic counsel would-be villains from television and movies.

This supercut by Jukka-Pekka Bohm shows how common this trope is. In at least 88 movies, villains and heroes express regret that they did not immediately slay enemies at the first opportunity. You can find a complete list in the comments at the video link.

Content warning: foul language.

-via VA Viper


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8th Grader Makes Impossible Buzzer-Time Shot to Win the Championship


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It's like the climactic scene of a movie.

St. John of the Cross School and St. Cletus Catholic School faced off at at Immaculate Conception High School in Illinois in the basketball game to decide the champion of the Surburban Parish League. The score was tied at 28. The clock ticked down.

Just as the buzzer rang, Jack Hlavin of St. John of the Cross hurled the ball across three-fourths of the court toward St. Cletus's basket. It swooshed through perfectly, delivering the victory to St. John of the Cross and its newest hero, Jack Hlavin.

Appropriately, the crowd erupted in delight at this amazing shot.

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Bammies Are Pajamas You Can Wear To Work

Dressing up in business attire for your day job is no fun, and no matter how good you think your outfit looks you know that business wear isn't made for comfort.

So what's a climber of corporate ladders to do when they're looking for something both comfortable and stylish to wear to work?

They need some Bammies, the pajamas that are business appropriate in style yet so comfortable to wear you might fall asleep at your desk.

The Bammies line was designed by Julia Ford-Carther and Rosario Chozas to "seamlessly transition from the home to the office then out for a night on the town", starting the "elastic revolution" with their smart yet sleepy-headed designs.

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-Via Mashable


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A Collection Of Really Good Ideas

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The internet is full of bad content, bad people, and really, really bad ideas, but there's actually just as much good stuff to be found there if you're willing to dig around in the muck for a while.

That's why it's fortunate so many sites like to dig around for us, compiling their findings into a healthy collection of info nuggets for our brains to gobble up via our eyeballs.

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In this case, the nuggets are pictures depicting some really good ideas for businesses, spotted while out in the real world, ideas like a kid sized door for your Dairy Queen.

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Some of the ideas are fun, others are absolute game changers that we shouldn't have had to live without for so long, like this grocery store that lets you buy a "Walkin' Around Beer" for a buck. Now that's grocery shopping in style!

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See 27 Actually Good Ideas at BuzzFeed

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Subtitled R2-D2 is Bitterly Sarcastic


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As it's been said before: droids are slaves. C-3PO is too cheerful about the experience, but R2-D2 isn't. He lets the biological characters know what he thinks about them all the time. They just can't understand him, which is probably a good thing. R2 takes all the risks, does all the work, and gets little of the credit. It's no wonder that he eventually snaps.

-via The Mary Sue


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This Hungry Sea Lion Pup Headed Right to a Restaurant

When you're hungry and you don't want to cook for yourself, you go to a restaurant. But who knew that sea lions thought the same way? At least one little guy in San Diego does as he headed to a beach-front restaurant The Marine Room yesterday morning and sat himself in a booth awaiting service. 

While the waitstaff was slow to show up for work, the little guy took in the great view.

Unfortunately, he never got his order of fish and chips, but he was taken in by a rescue team -though only after executive chef Bernard Guillas took a few choice photos of the odd occurrence. 

Via CBS News

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Pup Wipes His Own Paws


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This footage illustrates how Thomas Anamun trained his dog Bentley to operate on a cleanliness level above most canines. When Bentley gets to the welcome mat at the entrance of his home, he stops to wipe his paws thoroughly before walking through the doorway. Once the pup decides his job is done, his presence inside the house is celebrated by an unnamed doggie companion of his at the top of the stairs. Good boy, Bentley, and welcome home! Via Tastefully Offensive 

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Exercise vs Diet in the Battle Against Obesity


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In an explanation that is hardly news to people who successfully work at keeping their bodies healthy and height/weight proportionate, this AsapSCIENCE clip provides information on the importance of diet vs. exercise in that vein. It's not which is more beneficial, it's a matter of practicality and the simple equation of necessary fuel vs. excess. Via Laughing Squid


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Baby Falls Asleep as Daddy Plays Brahm's Lullaby


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5-month old Sam had an ear infection and was struggling to fall asleep. So his father, David Motola, turned on his electric piano and began playing Johannes Brahm's classic lullaby. It was very effective. Within a few seconds, Sam yawned broadly, then faded into sleep.

What makes this performance even more impressive is that Motola didn't have any sheet music. He was playing by ear and arranging the piece on the fly.

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Marvel Superheroes Meet Up With Their DC Comics Equivalents

It's not surprising that Marvel and DC Comics, the two biggest comic book companies in the world, have characters that are very similar to each other, on purpose or otherwise.

But whoever creates the original character the imitator is based on gets bragging rights because their character came first, even if the imitation ends up outshining the original by a mile.

Darren Rawlings makes their equivalents meet up in his series "Little Friends", and even if you can't decide which character is cooler in each image you'll most certainly agree that Darren's drawings are quite charming!

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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All The Strange And Wonderful Things We Love And Miss From The 1990s

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Those of you who were alive and over 5 in the 1990s will remember how many things were seen as normal then would be considered quite bizarre nowadays, like the group OMC who made the hit song "How Bizarre".

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And even if you don't miss OMC there are bound to be plenty of things from the 90s you do miss, like the pleasant sound of a floppy disk whirring in the drive. Computers are too darn quiet nowadays!

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We miss the sound of 90s slang, which was a lot like 80s slang only more Valley Girl inspired thanks to movies like Clueless, and the smooth sound of Bob Barker telling someone the rules of the game on The Price Is Right.

Why, here's a contestant now, come on down Aaron Paul!

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If you're as nostalgic about the 90s as I am then you should check out these entertaining roundups guaranteed to get you in the mood for some Shark Bites fruit snacks and an Orbitz.

Read 12 Things From The '90s That Don't Exist Today, Despite Our Heart's Deepest Desires here

Read 90 Things We Miss From The 90's here (Contains NSFW language)


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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Dentists



When it comes to dentists, many people would likely prefer to forget that they exist as much as possible. That is, in between cleanings, pretend the industry is just a bad dream you have once or twice a year.

But for those that want to "bite the bullet," there are a few dentistry industry secrets of which it might benefit us to be cognizant. For instance, is anything in the office particularly germy? As a matter of fact,

13. THOSE BIB CLIPS MIGHT BE A LITTLE DIRTY.


Hygienists take great care to prepare examination rooms both before and after each patient arrives. A recent study by Tufts University, however, indicates that the bib clips used to keep those paper spit-catchers around your neck might not be fully sterile. Of 20 clips the researchers tested after use, 40 percent retained aerobic bacteria and 70 percent retained anaerobic bacteria even after disinfection. The study recommends that the industry consider disposable clips.

Read fourteen more facts about the dentistry business at mental_floss. 


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The Steagles--How the NFL Responded to World War II

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During World War II, almost all able-bodied young men entered military service, either as volunteers or draftees.

So who played professional football?

That became a serious problem for two teams in particular: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. These teams lost so many players that they had to merge into one team known as the Steagles.

Problem solved, right? Wrong. Most of the men who served on the Steagles and other World War II-era teams got their jobs because they were physically unfit to serve in the military. These professional football players were often half-deaf, half-blind, or had ulcers or hernias. Zachary Crockett describes their challenges at Priceonomics:

Bill Hewitt, who was excused from military service for a “perforated eardrum” and served as the Steagles’ defensive end during the 1943 season, was so guilt-ridden that he quit the team mid-season, and went to go work in a milk factory.

Other Steagles players faced more pressing medical problems: Tony Bova, the receiver, “was completely blind in one eye and partially blind in the other. Two of his teammate, Ed Michaels and Ray Graves, were entirely deaf in one ear. John Butler, who, as tailback, was required to run dozens of offensive lines per game, had arthritis in his knees. In a wide variety of respects, the Steagles team was riddled with ailments.

-via VA Viper


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Fitness in the 90s: Facercise

How do you get your face looking sharp and wrinkle-free? Back in the 90s, not everyone could afford facelifts like you kids these days. No, we only had Facercise. It's like bodybuilding for your face. Carole Maggio had many TV appearances that she used to promote the techniques that she developed.


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You can have a face like this, too! Put on your sports bra and start working your masseters.

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