Nowadays, people from all over the world are inspired by the Japanese approach to cuisine preparation, and unsurprisingly many have also embraced the cuteness when creating their own fun visual feasts.
Bored Panda invited their readers to submit images of culinary cuteness inspired by Japanese cuisine, and so far they've received 43 delightfully drool-worthy submissions that make mealtime an adorable adventure.
Cover art is a big part of a vinyl record's appeal, and some of the greatest artists of all time have created cool artwork to accompany killer cuts- Robert Crumb, Roger Dean, H.R. Giger, Edward Gorey and Andy Warhol, just to name a few.
Over the years many of these cover artists have chosen to take the visual appeal even further by adding hidden images to their album artwork, like easter eggs for music lovers to discover while they listen to their new favorite album.
Some are more obvious, like the skull on Def Lepard's album Retro Active, others require a bit of a search, like the faces of The Beatles hidden in the cover art for The Rolling Stones album Their Satanic Majesties Request.
And what about the images found on the cover of Supertramp's Breakfast In America? They're best seen with hungry eyes.
Mental Floss put together an interesting collection of 10 Hidden Images on Album Covers, complete with the stories behind these captivating images record lovers stared at while grooving to their favorite tunes.
Many animals work together to improve each other’s lives, like the oxpecker birds who ride on rhinos and other large mammals in Sub-Saharan Africa, keeping their ride tick free and staying safely out of harms way at the same time.
These animals know that together they’ll go farther in life, but it seems like some of these critters are using these symbiotic relationships to their own ends.
A camera trap set up by conservationists from Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in South Africa captured these bizarre examples of animal teamwork- a spotted genet riding on the back of a buffalo, using the big galoot like his own personal taxi service.
So what’s the big deal?
Mammals don’t usually hitch rides on the backs of other mammals in the wild, but it seems this innovative genet is trying to rewrite the rules in his favor, even daring to hitch a ride on the back of a rhino.
This series of photographs depicts a large spotted genet on top of two individual buffalo. One of the buffalo seemed to be unimpressed with the genet and can be seen turning around and thus shaking the genet off. The other buffalo was quite content to let the genet "tag along" for an evening stroll. The genet seemed to have spent this particular evening riding buffalo!
What's even more bizarre is that the same particular genet has a habit of hitch-hiking on other larger beasts and this rhino seemed an ideal taxi service one evening! He decided to jump on this rhino on the very same night that he was seen riding on the back of two separate buffalo.
Video game juggernaut Nintendo Co., Ltd. just celebrated their 125th anniversary on September 23rd, which is hard to believe since many people first came into contact with the company when they released the NES console.
Nintendo started out as makers of playing and trading cards, opening their doors on September 23, 1889, and even though they've moved on to bigger and better things they still make Hanafuda playing cards to this day.
Nintendo tried their hand at building pachinko machines, running a taxi service, and they even created their own brand of instant rice before becoming the innovative electronic gaming company we know and love.
We all know Freud as that bearded fellow who prompted his patients to tell him about their mothers, and the man credited for that error in speech that supposedly reveals the speaker's hidden desires.
Freud was an innovator in the field of psychology, the founding father of psychoanalysis and a very important figure in the world of Western medicine, and yet today he’s been reduced to a comedic one-liner and a slip of the tongue.
Who was that bearded master of the mind? According to these 10 Things You May Not Know About Sigmund Freud compiled by History he was a chain smoker who thought cocaine was a wonder drug and most likely died via physician assisted suicide.
When you're out walking in the forest at night, and you feel a chill run down your spine, you should know that the Slender Man is nearby, watching and waiting for his chance to lay claim to your soul! Wait, that's not very heroic of him, why does he get his own superheroic logo? Slender must be trying to clean up his image, it's probably getting mighty hard to feed when your teenage prey have gotten wise to your ways thanks to the internet...
Tell the tale that shouldn't be told with this The Slender Knight t-shirt by Brandon Wilhelm ART, it's the perfect thing to wear while strolling in the woods late at night or hanging out at home reading about your favorite urban legend.
The Saints are marching in again, ready to ride right through Halloween and into Christmas. They're not bad guys, although their appearance can be a bit scary, and if you're not too naughty or too nice you might get to take a ride with them and see what life is like on the open road with the jolliest bunch of creeps and ghouls you've ever seen!
Usher in your two favorite holidays the right way with this Saints of Nicholas t-shirt by Warbucks Design, and let Jack know you've been really bad at being good.
Barbra Streisand is a superstar performer who is known for her many talents, namely singing, acting and dancing, but it’s safe to say she’s not known for being a racy icon of underground fashion.
She might have been able to add that credit to her resume if these photos from a 1970 BDSM themed photo shoot had been released to the public.
Actually, they kinda were released to the public- these shots come from a photo shoot set up during production of the movie The Owl and The Pussycat, in which Streisand plays Doris "a somewhat uneducated actress, model and part-time prostitute."
The photos were used as a prop in the movie, to be seen by Doris' love interest Felix as he walks by an adult movie theater. Imagine walking by a movie theater and seeing a pic of Babs decked out in bondage gear! *gasp*
Tara McGinley at Dangerous Minds took the time to gather up these totally hardcore images, and the online world is a better, yet somehow less wholesome, place for her efforts.
The J-turn- an action movie/stunt driving staple, and a manuever cool guys driving muscle cars used to practice in empty parking lots.
If the name isn’t immediately familiar the move will be- driver drives in reverse away from the trouble, say a bunch of cop cars, then the driver swings the car around in an 180 degree turn and keeps going in the same direction.
This November, two beloved characters audiences didn’t know they liked until the Guardians of the Galaxy movie came out will be starring in a series of alternate covers that pay homage to classic covers of Marvel past.
It’s the role of a lifetime for Rocket and Groot, who are cast as everyone from Tony Stark to The Hulk on these fabulous homage covers, illustrating that a raccoon and a living tree can actually play some pretty diverse roles.
These covers should be just the thing to further propel these formerly second string superheroes toward the comic book superstardom they so richly deserve.
Photos taken on amusement park rides are only worth taking if guests actually want to buy the pics, and people usually only want to buy them when they’re screaming their heads off or posing for a carefully orchestrated photo-op.
Staged ride pics are so much fun that people often ride the ride as many times as it takes to get the picture just right, and they’ll even bring in their own props along to help make the candid pic even less candid.
These fun loving folks did a great job of trolling their (mostly Splash Mountain) amusement park pics, and hopefully their efforts will inspire others to come up with their own perfectly planned ride pics.
If alien beings visit Earth and claim to have come in peace don't believe them! Their terrifying appearance alone should give you a hint about why they've come to Earth- these yattering nuts are here to zap humanity's face straight off! Do yourself a favor and hit those guys with all you've got, because despite what your translators tell you they're not here for a sightseeing trip...
Show some love to your martian overlords with this We Come In Peace t-shirt by Buzatron, it's a real blast!
Everyone walks to the beat of their own drum, and when the world has gone to hell and the dead are up and walking all around it's time to go your own way. The only way to survive is by staying true to yourself and your training, because when the world's falling apart all around you the only person you can really trust is yourself...
Gear up for the return of your favorite zombie TV show with this Survive t-shirt by Brinkerhoff, and show those zombies you mean business!
There was once a very silly knight who simply didn't know when to quit. He was lively and animated, until his limbs began being forcibly removed, but even though he couldn't walk without legs he kept running off at the mouth! If you happen upon this strange fellow when you're wandering around the forest please tell him to watch what he says to any travelers he comes across, because he's all out of limbs and he's only got one head!
Celebrate your favorite classic comedy flick with this Vintage Flesh Wound t-shirt by Nemons, it's a great way to cover up your flesh wounds and it'll keep you in the spirit until your next movie night.
Simon served his own brand of leading man justice across three radically different films, smashing pints along the way, and in the end we were left with a multifaceted portrait of the man. He's a lover, a drinker, and he's no stranger to both giving and receiving a smackdown. He's a loyal friend, no matter how drunk he is, and aside from a few freakouts he stands brave in the face of unspeakable evil. He's quite the hero, ain't he?!
Celebrate your favorite actor's finest films with this Blood and Ice Cream t-shirt by Tom Trager, it's the perfect attire to wear during movie night or a night spent fighting zombies and alien invaders...
Guarding the galaxy doesn't really pay much, so when Groot is between missions he likes to flex his twiggy fingers and spin some deep roots grooves. He might not say much, or rock the mic like his boy Rocket, but when he lets his leafs down and gets the party started you'll discover another one of Groot's powers is the ability to make peope want to dance the night away!
Add some fresh superheroic flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Groot's Grooves t-shirt by Emilie Boisvert, and guard your wardrobe against the forces of boring fashion!
Stephen King is one of America’s most beloved authors, and his fan base has bridged the gap between horror aficionados and mainstream readers like nobody has before.
But what about those who are new to King’s dark world? It could take them years to read every book King has ever written, and who has time to read full length books?
Author and columnist Max Booth III took a note from Twitter and summarized each book in the Stephen King library using 140 characters or less, so people with short attention spans can catch up on their reading in about five minutes.
Now you can tell your King fan friends that the plot to Carrie is actually "The tale of a brave girl with telekinesis taking the Ice Water Challenge during prom", and that The Shining is simply a story where "A writer fights his family". It's so easy!
The residents of Sesame street had been planning an intervention for years, but when Cookie let his monster side out and attacked the bakery delivery driver they knew it was time to take action. His addiction was far too severe for simple group therapy- Cookie needed some time locked away from the world to get back in touch with Cookie, so Bird helped him pack and walked him down to the rehab center down on Skid Row lane. Bird told Cookie it was going to be okay, and that once he got straight his googly eyes wouldn't bother him any more...
Bring some puppet therapy to your geeky wardrobe with this C is for Counseling t-shirt by Coinbox Tees, it's great fun to wear while you're watching your favorite show or helping a friend polish off the rest of their cookie stash!
Prince Adam had grown tired of transforming and battling the forces of evil all the time, and he was looking for a way to just kick back and relax for a few days. He'd heard great things about this island on Earth called Jamaica, so he grabbed his shades and a clean pair of furry shorts and flew down. He enjoyed the beaches, the drinks, and hanging out with the people, but when he heard Reggae music for the first time his life was changed forever. He hung up his sword and grabbed a guitar, and this time he transformed into the Tiger of Eternia...
Add some rastaman vibrations to your geeky wardrobe with this Hey-Mon t-shirt by Rocky Davies, and keep it positively irie!
Playing jacks and aces may make you feel like you're making powerful moves, but nothing says power quite like a queen who can transform into a dragon. Okay, so she's not officially a queen, in fact she's not really royalty at all, but this dark fairy knows a thing or two about subjugating people and ruling her minions with an iron fist, so the targets of her maleficence are quick to refer to her as the queen just to get her to stop breathing fire down their neck!
Add a different kind of dark queen to the cards in your geeky closet with this MalefiCard t-shirt by Edwoody, it's the one card you won't want to play.
The original version of The Legend of Zelda on the NES became a classic because of the fun action gameplay, the lengthy RPG storyline, and the many hidden secrets gamers delighted in uncovering as they played through the game.
It didn’t become a classic because of the in-game artwork, because at the time of its release the 8-bit color palette was so limited that the game designers were simply doing the best with the amount of pixels they were given.
However, Japanese illustrator Katsuya Terada was creating all kinds of simply beautiful artwork based on the Legend of Zelda universe, which could be found in game booklets, magazines like Nintendo Power and various art books released in the late 80s.
These amazing illustrations show the land of Hyrule, and the adventures of a brave boy named Link, as they would've looked if games like The Legend of Zelda and A Link To The Past were released today.
Spaceships are an integral part of most science fiction franchises, a seriously massive piece of the puzzle that serves as a catalyst for heroic action, a getaway vehicle in times of need, and occasionally as a home for spacefaring characters.
There are so many different ships, in so many shapes and sizes, that it’s hard to keep track of them all, but now you don’t have to devote any more mental energy to the task thanks to this massive size comparison chart created by Dirk Loechel.
It’s officially the largest spaceship chart ever created, an update of Dirk's earlier version which we featured here on Neatorama a year ago, and as far as anyone can tell it's the most complete and up-to-date spaceship chart in the universe.
Don't look at it too closely for too long, or it might put stars in your eyes!
To see an enlarged version of the chart click here (double click on magnifying glass at link for full zoom)
Risking your life for the ultimate daredevil photograph didn’t become a big deal until the internet made it so, because skywalking wasn’t really worth doing before millions of people could see it, right?
There’s a new Halloween tradition taking place in parking lots across the country, a gathering that many schools, churches and neighborhood groups are organizing as a safe and fun alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.
It’s called Trunk-or-Treat, and it looks like a lot of fun for kids and extra fun for those who consider decorating for Halloween half the fun of the night.
Parents and teachers have a blast creating their own spook-tacular space with fun themes based on classic movies:
Trunk-or-Treat events aren't likely to put an end to traditional trick-or-treating anytime soon, but they seem like a great way to keep the spirit of Halloween alive, and as long as there are costumes and candy you know it's gonna be a good time!
There is no longer room for single franchise fans in the world, now it's all about hybridizing and putting all your favorite sci-fi movies and shows together in one mighty geeky package. Doctor Star's Who Trek Wars sounds like a mighty compelling idea for a show, maybe that's exactly what the fandom world needs now? Give us all the shows combined to form the ultimate sci-fi saga, now with even more powerful catch phrases!
Show the world you've never met a science fiction franchise you didn't like with this Sci-Fi Misquote t-shirt by Stephanie Jayne Design, and let's mash it all up into one shiny new package!
Stitch had always been a fan of the greats- Elvis Presley, Don Ho and Chubby Checker, just to name a few, but when he got his hands on an early David Bowie record his little alien life was changed forever. He heard Major Tom calling out to Ground Control and imagined his former life in the cosmos, listened to tales about Ziggy Stardust battling Spiders from Mars and remembered battles he'd fought in the days before the big Aloha...
Show the world you have good taste in animation and music with this Stitchy Stardust t-shirt by Fishbiscuit, it's, like, tha coolest!
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.
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.
Parents like to tell their children that broken dolls or teddy bears will be taken to the doll hospital for medical attention, to fill their young minds with a sense of wonder and spare them from the fact that their beloved toy is beyond repair.
I've always assumed the doll hospital was a product of some caring parent’s imagination, but as these photographs by Jason Reed prove the doll hospital is a real, and magical, place after all.
The Sydney Doll Hospital has been repairing cherished children’s toys since 1913, bringing dolls both plastic and porcelain, teddy bears and many other types of toys back to life with tender loving care.
Jason's photographs reveal the specialized skills involved in this labor of love, and the people who gladly use their crafting know-how to make children's lives a bit brighter.
When a bunch of frat boys started brawling their yuppified brains out on the LSU parade grounds one intrepid reporter dared to film the fight with his smartphone, adding his own comedic reactions to the tragic scene:
His name is Skinny Vadamalez, and he just happened to find himself ringside for the Greek letter organization battle of the month, which gave birth to a brief yet hilarious video he called "When White People Fight".
Skinny's emoting skills are sure to land him a job providing silent color commentary for the UFC, and his candid footage may lead to several arrests!