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Here's What The Skeletons Of Your Favorite Cartoon Characters Look Like

Animators have to apply some real world knowledge of anatomy to their character designs, or else viewers will be bothered by the totally unnatural way which the characters move.

Characters like Mickey Mouse and Goofy might look more humanistic, but they still retain elements of their animalistic anatomy, such as elongated skulls and metatarsals.

Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee revealed what lies beneath all that cartoon skin and muscle in his series of sculptures entitled “Animatus”, and dem bones look pretty good before they're broken into a million pieces by a falling anvil!

-Via IFL Science!

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Teens Try To Play The Classic NES Game Contra

Contra is the classic side scrolling console game where you and Player 2 assume the role of a Rambo look-alike and destroy alien forces, and their bases, wherever you find them.

It seems like every kid who had a NES system had a copy of Contra, and were thereby introduced to the concept of entering a cheat code to help them beat the game.

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But even with 99 lives Contra is one tough game to beat, so when YouTubers REACT gave teens three lives and three continues to cooperatively beat Contra they eagerly stepped up to the challenge...and don't do very well at all.

Don't fret teens, I can't get past the second level of Contra without the cheat code!

-Via GeekTyrant

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Explore The Dark Future With These 30 Sci-Fi T-Shirts (And You Can Win One Too!)

Science fiction films and television shows run the technological and emotional gamut, from uplifting and full of far out tech to dismally post-apocalyptic, but there's always darkness surrounding the stars.

Those who enjoy the dark futuristic stories told by sci-fi movies, video games and TV shows usually like to share their imaginative interests with the world, and the best way to do that is with a dark sci-fi t-shirt from the NeatoShop!

And if you're fresh out of credits just make your way to the end of this post and enter to win your very own NeatoShop t-shirt.

Sci-fi franchises have created some mighty memorable characters over the years

Galactic Hustlers by ArtOfCoreyCourts

They've also created some memorable worlds

Jurassic World Guardian by AndreusD

And some utterly terrifying extraterrestrial enemies

Back To The Primitive Horror (with text) by Dr. Monekers

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Adventurous Woman Films Her Wild Adventures Around Chernobyl

Strange things have been happening around Chernobyl ever since the 1986 disaster, but those things generally involve nature’s reaction and adaptation to irradiation, such as trees that don’t decay and animal populations that are thriving despite being radioactive.

A few adventurous people have made their way into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to study the wildlife and take pictures of the apocalyptic scene, and some Ukranian babushkas still call the area home.  

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One wild and crazy gal has taken Chernobyl exploration to the next level, a level that would be considered pure madness by many, and thanks to the internet we get to see her madcap adventures on the YouTubes.

She goes by “Bionerd23”, and there's something about the calm and collected way she handles herself while exploring the Chernobyl region that almost makes it look like a fun destination for adventure travel.

And then you hear her geiger counter start crackling away and you're reminded of just how dangerous those adventures really are...

-Via mental_floss

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Animated Short Explains What A Video Editor Actually Does

Video editors have one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated jobs in the entertainment industry, and the fact that most people are unaware of how important their work is to the look of a feature film leaves editors feeling like faceless nobodies.

So let’s change all that by revealing what a video editor actually does with an eye pleasing animated video by Dave Penn for Inside The Edit.

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It’s likely to appeal more to abstract thinkers, but it still gives some good insight into how an editor’s mind works, and why their job is so important to the look and feel of a finished film.

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Video Game Weapons That Look Even Cooler In Real Life

Video game weapons are generally over-the-top caricatures of real weapons, and therefore wouldn’t really work in real life because even the strongest knight can't effective wield a sword this massive:

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But thanks to prop builders with a serious love of gaming we can now see what video game weapons would look like in real life, which can generally be described with two words- ridiculously awesome.

Imagine what your neighbors would think if they saw you pulling this shark faced Jinx’s Fishbones from League Of Legends out of your trunk:

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And when the neighborhood kids start acting up simply stroll out and get your mail while wielding the Sword Of Crota from Destiny. They’ll never doorbell ditch your house ever again!

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See 25 Video Game Weapons That Look Even Cooler In Real Life here

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Pet Lover Saves 2 Dogs, Posts Ad On Craigslist Directed At Uncaring Owners

Saving a stray dog from certain death can make you feel like a million bucks, but it can also cost you a bunch of money as you pay to repair all the things your rescued dog destroys.

Sometimes the dog you save winds up becoming a brilliant new addition to your furry family, but most of the time they’re trouble, which is how they ended up on the streets in the first place.

A kindhearted pet lover saved two dogs from death on the highway in Atlanta, Georgia then posted this ad on Craigslist aimed at their deadbeat owner:

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Amazing Performances By Actors Who Weren't Acting

Sometimes the best way to get a screen worthy reaction from an actor is to actually put them through an ordeal, physical or otherwise, so those screams and cries of pain come from a very real place.

Want a child actor to have the perfect emotional reaction to the fictional death of his character's beloved bird? Tell the kid his avian co-star died just before filming:

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Cracked compiled 5 Amazing Performances By Actors Who Weren't Acting a while back, which is the third in a series, which is full of fun moments when actors really earned that on-screen credit. (Contains NSFW language)

My personal fav- the trials endured by Arnold Schwarzenegger while filming Conan The Barbarian, which was one "cut!" away from becoming a snuff flick:

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Doug The Pug Flawlessly Recreates Kim Kardashian's Selfies

Chances are you’re tired of seeing, and hearing about, Kim Kardashian and the rest of her clan, because they’ve been dominating the entertainment media for way too long.

But would you grow tired of seeing Kim K self obsessed selfies if they were immediately recreated by a pug?

No, you couldn’t possibly grow tired of that! Doug the pug is quite the poser, and he does an incredibly accurate impression of Kim when his people dress him up for a selfie.

Doug the pug is our only hope of removing the Kardashian regime from their gilded throne, so become one of Doug's followers on Instagram and Facebook and let a new dog have their day in the sun!

See many more amazing Doug the pug selfies and a behind the scenes video at Mashable (all images via Mashable)

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Woman Casually Recycles Apple-1 Computer Worth $200K

The Apple-1 is generally considered to be a holy grail of the computer world, both in terms of historical importance and value to collectors, but some people just don’t see what all the fuss is about when it comes to computing.

A woman recently dropped off an Apple-1 computer to the CleanBayArea computer recycling center, found while cleaning out her house after her husband died, and the center was able to sell the unit to a private collector for a cool $200,000.

The Apple-1 is one of about 50 units still in existence which were built by Steve Jobs, Rob Wayne and Steve Wozniak back in 1976.

A similar unit sold for a whopping $900,000 at auction last year, so I'm guessing she didn't bother to check the value online before dropping it off like so much scrap.

-Via Gizmodo

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The Perfect Dessert For Barbecue Lovers- Cupcake Burgers

Sweet and savory can make for one delicious combination, bringing a little dessert love to your dinner, but this juicy looking burger and chunky side of fries is nothing but sweet. 

This delicious look-a-like Cupcake Burgers recipe shared by C&H Sugar consists of a brownie burger patty between cupcake buns, with shredded coconut lettuce, buttercream ketchup and mustard and a side of shortbread fries.

It’s not the kind of thing you want your family to fill up on during a barbecue, but it makes a delicious, and delightful looking, dessert to enjoy after everyone has had their fill from the grill!

You can find the recipe for Cupcake Burgers and Shortcake Fries here

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Photographer Reflects On The Art Of Self Portraiture

Remember those old magic eye pictures, the ones that forced your eyes to figure out how to turn a bunch of colored dots into a 3D image that seemed to pop out of the noise field?

Those weren’t that fun to look at, but the compelling images in Ari Fararooy’s reflective self portrait series are fun to look at. They make your eyes think they’re being tricked when they aren’t actually being tricked at all.

Ari is a special effects artist so a little trickery is to be expected, but there’s something about staring at the mirrored element in these photos that really feels like you're peering into another dimension. Now that's some magic eye!

-Via Beautiful/Decay

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A Magical Puffball Mirror That Magically Reflects Images Like Magic

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Are you tired of seeing your reflection in the mirror yet find yourself unable to remove all the mirrors in your house because you’re afraid you’ll cease to exist?

Maybe it’s time to have a different kind of mirror validate your existence, one that doesn’t reveal the ravages of time yet still proves that you are still alive.

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“PomPom Mirror” by artist Daniel Rozin can fulfill your fantasies of being anonymized yet still registers your reflection as if by magic, the cream colored puffballs turning black as if to mock your awkward motions.  

Here’s how this creepy yet cuddly mirror works its magic:

Rozin’s anthropomorphic “PomPom Mirror” features a synchronized array of 928 spherical faux fur puffs. Organized into a three-dimensional grid of beige and black, the sculpture is controlled by hundreds of motors that build silhouettes of viewers using computer-vision. Along its surface, figures appear as fluffy animal-like representations within the picture plane, which is made permeable by a ‘push-pull’ forward and backward motion of meshed ‘pixels’. Ghostly traces fade and emerge, as the motorized composition hums in unified movement, seemingly alive and breathing as a body of its own.

-Via Colossal

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What Happens When You're Caught Counting Cards At A Casino?

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Casinos really don’t like it when players start to win big, and they get really upset when they think you’ve been counting cards, but what actually happens when you’re caught red handed at the table?

This hidden camera video by Blackjack Apprenticeship shows sometimes you just get pulled aside by a gruff pit boss and put on a “flat bet” system, meaning you can’t raise or lower your bet like everyone else.

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It’s interesting to see the pit boss dealing with Colin the card counter in a very civil manner, which is the opposite of how it’s portrayed in many movies and TV shows.

But his calm demeanor and professional attitude throughout the whole encounter doesn’t change how shady it all feels.

-Via Boing Boing

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Give Your Father What He Really Wants- A NeatoShop T-Shirt! (And You Can Win One Too!)

Father's Day is right around the corner, and if your dad loves the geeky side of life he'd probably appreciate getting something better than a fancy tie or new pair of pants for Father's Day. That's why you should grab a great shirt for him from the NeatoShop, where we're having a free shipping sale until June 7th!

But if you'd rather just win a shirt for yourself make your way to the bottom of this post and enter our free shirt giveaway contest (it won't arrive in time for Father's day so you might want to pick up a shirt for him anyway).

Dads like the finer things in life, like spending a day on the water fishing for their dinner

Dad Needs A Bigger Bass Fishing Boat by Mudge

Or spending an afternoon on the docks teaching their kid how it's done

I Love You Dad by Diablo Productions

Fathers are generally pretty proud of their children, and the feeling is generally mutual

Daddy's Girl by Beware 1984

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Batman's Guide To Being The World's Greatest Detective

Batman holds the DC Universe title of world’s greatest detective, and his one man war on crime has made him a well-known figure in the world of superheroes, but is it appropriate to refer to him as a detective?

Detectives must follow procedure when investigating a crime scene, obtain warrants for arrest and definitely don’t fly superpowered jet planes in real life, so maybe it would be more appropriate to refer to ol’ Batsy as a superheroic spy guy.

Dorkly’s Andy Kluthe and Andrew Bridgman explore all the ways Batman truly sucks at being a detective in Batman's Guide To Being The World's Greatest Detective, which illustrates why the star of Detective Comics may be in need of a new title.

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Parkour Madman Jumps From Balcony To Balcony 43 Stories Above Ground

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There are many different degrees of what people refer to as Parkour- some of it involves jumping around and over stuff in the city, other stunts involve taking things a bit higher and jumping across rooftops a few stories above ground.

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This video takes the idea of parkour to the extreme, as madman and Instagram user olegcricket jumps from balcony to balcony 43 stories above ground.

As someone who once had a crippling fear of heights I can tell you this video made me feel a bit nauseous, how did you fare while watching this brief yet nerve-wracking video?

-Via The Daily What

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Amazing Flash Gordon Animated Short Created By Disney Artist

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Flash Gordon is one of those sci-fi heroes who has yet to make the transition into the 21st century, and yet those who remember the character fondly from the days of yore are always hopeful he will make a triumphant return to the big screen.

One extremely talented fan in particular by the name of Robb Pratt has taken matters into his own hands, bringing Flash back from the dead with this amazing animated short.

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Pratt has worked on Disney films like Pocahontas and Tarzan so it’s no wonder the short looks so darn good.

But my favorite part of this short is the fact that it’s not a modernized reboot, because can you truly claim to love a character when you completely change who they once were?

-Via io9

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R2-D2 Goes On A Rampage In This Ridiculous LEGO Stop Motion Short

R2-D2 is one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe, and yet he’s often taken for granted by his fellow characters, even though he saves their Rebel butts more than a few times during the original trilogy.

Even a gentle and silly droid like R2 has his limits, and when those greedy litte Jawas push R2 too far he becomes a murderous mechanical madman hell bent on destruction.

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This silly stop motion short, created by Brotherhood Workshop using LEGO, reveals why you should never pick on an R2 unit, proving resistance is futile when a droid is pushed too far…

-Via GeekTyrant

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Cornelius Vanderbilt Wood, The Man Who Was Erased From Disney History

There’s a reason Walt Disney is virtually the only name you hear associated with the Disney company- he and his corporation went out of their way to erase certain key players so Walt got all the glory.

It happened to Ub Iwerks, the true creator of Mickey Mouse, and it apparently happened to the man in the middle of this photo as well.

His name is Cornelius Vanderbilt Wood, and he was seen as such an integral part of the Disney empire that Walt referred to him as “son”.

Cornelius was Disneyland’s first employee, he served as the park’s Vice President and General Manager, and yet six months after the opening of the park Wood was gone and quickly erased from the Disney history books.

So what happened to poor Cornelius? Read Cornelius Vanderbilt Wood: The Man Who Was Erased From Disney History at mental_floss and find out!

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An Adorable Collection Of Hybrid Animals

Most animals are naturally so darn cute that it's virtually impossible to imagine how they could be made any cuter, but thanks to the magical power of Photoshop we can multiply that cuteness factor by a million.

These awe inspiringly adorable animal hybrids may not exist in the wild (yet...), but they can, and will, run around in the fields of our critter loving imaginations for an eternity. Thanks teh internet!

Let's start this collection off with a hybrid that most families would be happy to have hanging around in their homes- the delightful Dird

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Turtles and tortoises don't bring a lot of cuddling and tail wagging to the table, but the cheese torturger will bring you dinner!

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Don't try to lock eyes with this rabbowl or he might see you as prey...

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Cheaters Who Got What They Deserved

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Cheating on a spouse or loved one is seen as a crime by some, a sin by others, and a lowdown way to treat a loved one by all but the cheater.

Most cheaters try to keep their philandering ways a secret, some are foolishly proud of their lustful rendezvous, but they all know they are doing their partner a disservice by sneaking around behind their backs.

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When a cheater is found out they’re usually dumped and discredited by their former lover, but they don’t all get off that easy.

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No, some cheaters have their dirty dog ways revealed to the world in an embarrassing spectacle they, and everyone they know, will never forget!

See 25 Cheaters Who Got EXACTLY What Was Coming To Them here

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6 Propaganda Campaigns That Backfired In A Big Way

You’d think the use of propaganda would have declined in the Information Age, since fact checking is far easier than ever before, but the spin doctors have kept the misinformation flowing and thinly veiled propaganda still constantly pops up online.

However, before people had all that info at our fingertips they still should have known better than to believe the BS that was being spread around by these 6 Propaganda Campaigns That Backfired Hilariously.

Sadly, people were still willing to buy into the hype and believe that captured pilots were eager to renounce their allegiance because Saddam Hussein was so powerful. They believed the baby face of Nazi Germany was a pure blooded Aryan, and that Nepali Gurkhas were coked out fiends who had to be kept on chains between conflicts.

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Cones Of Dunshire - Now With Even Harder To Understand Rules!

Cones Of Dunshire by Doodle-Heads

It's the game everyone has been talking about but nobody can play, the epic fantasy adventure that requires all the tables in your house to set up and a nerdy friend who knows all the rules to keep players in line. It's Cones Of Dunshire, and it's coming to take you away to a magical, and inherently difficult to comprehend, world full of administrative wonder and the numerical magic of the Ledgerman. Built from scratch by the mad genius Ben Wyatt, Cones Of Dunshire is more than just an incredibly difficult board game- it's a lifetime commitment!

Advertise your favorite fictional fantasy game with this Cones Of Dunshire t-shirt by Doodle-Heads, and you'll be all geared up in case this game is ever produced by some sadistic game developer!

Visit Doodle-Heads's Facebook fan page, official website and Twitter, then head on over to her NeatoShop for more delightfully geeky designs:

Neptune Crunch Power Fringe Division Meat Cute Stormin' The Castle

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Walkers Dead - Rotten At The Core

Walkers Dead by Victorsbeard

Empire officials assumed the zombie plague sweeping through the galaxy wouldn't have any effect on droids or other mechanical beings, much less the Imperial machines used to wage war across the stars, but they were dead wrong. Those machines that had been rendered inoperable and were left to rot on the battlefield began to rise again, with a sinister motive in mind- consume the brains of those who use the Force!

Scare up some smiles from your fellow sci-fi fans with this Walkers Dead t-shirt by Victorsbeard, it's one frighteningly funny way to show love for your favorite sci-fi movies and zombie themed TV show at the same time!

Visit Victorsbeard's NeatoShop for more geek-tastic designs:

Bounty Hunter Doom Is Near Hot Wheels To The Future Game Of Toys

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Phantom Freddy Five Nights - Inside The Mind Of A Pizzeria Security Guard

Phantom Freddy Five Nights by DeepFriedArt

If you think Freddy and his animatronic friends are frightening in their original forms you haven't seen them in their totally terrifying phantom forms! Five nights of running, looking over your shoulder and reacting to every noise you hear is enough to drive even the most steel nerved security guard batty, but knowing there's a phantom form lurking out there, waiting to spring out from the recesses of your mind and tear you apart from the inside, is simply unbearable! Whatever happened to the good old days of arcade tokens, pizza and an animatronic show?

Get geared up for the return of the FNAF crew with this Phantom Freddy Five Nights t-shirt by DeepFriedArt, it's sure to scare up some smiles wherever you go!

Visit DeepFriedArt's Facebook fan page and Twitter, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more frightfully fun designs:

Cyberdine Systems- Model-101 Cooking Time Scoundrels The Nightmare Before Snoopy

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Miyazaki's Ark - Come Sail Away With Me

Miyazaki's Ark by Theduc

Hayao Miyazaki has introduced the world to all kinds of fun and interesting creatures over the years, and if there's ever an aquatic catastrophe which threatens the lives of those fantastic critters you know he'll be the one to collect them all on an ark and sail them to safety. You can tell Hayao really cares about his creations as much as we do, looking after them all as if they're made of flesh and bone, so if you ever meet Mr. Miyazaki please don't refer to his creatures as fictional or he's liable to get upset!

Add a touch of anime animalia to your geeky wardrobe with this Miyazaki's Ark t-shirt by Theduc, it's the fun way to show love for all the greatness that has come from Studio Ghibli.

Visit Theduc's Facebook fan page and official website, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more delightful designs:

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Cat Has A Strange Reaction To Crinkling Plastic

Ever have one of those cats that react oddly to every kind of stimuli? If you have then you know how funny it is to find a new noise that sets them off, because their little kitty reaction is simply priceless!

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The cat in this video is named Blu, and he has a very strange reaction to the sound of crinkling plastic, such a strange reaction in fact that it almost seems like the furry fellow is about to have a stroke!

-Via KnowYourMeme

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The Most Common Illegal Questions Asked At Job Interviews

Employers love to make potential new hires jump through verbal hoops in hopes of weeding out the unworthy and gauging your willingness to “play ball” with management, but can they legally ask you so many questions?

Lifehacker has put together a list of The Most Common Illegal Job Interview Questions so you can go into a job interview armed with knowledge.

Everybody knows questions about your age, religion and health are no-nos, but did you know potential employers aren’t allowed to ask whether you have a criminal background, or even if you like to drink after work?

This interesting article also includes a section on what you should do if they ask you these illegal questions, with suggested work arounds so you don’t give up on that job just because the interviewer doesn’t know the rules.

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100 Years Of Aging Beauty - The Parody

The 100 Years Of Beauty series has been doing a good job of showing how cultural fashion norms change with and reflect the times, but the series only covers hair and makeup, and the model never gets any older.

So where’s the video showing what a hundred years of hair, makeup and aging might look like?

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Ask and ye shall receive, but don’t expect to see your average old age makeup transformations on this imaginative video by Nerdist.

This is more of a fanciful version of what growing old together might look like, a parody if you will, and according to this video growing older can be a mighty surreal experience!

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