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The Dorkiest Way To Stay Cool This Summer

This is the Ice Cube Vest, and it isn't called that because rapper Ice Cube once wore it in a movie, but rather because it houses 96 ice pack cubes in slots that line the inside.

It's actually called the Flexi Freeze Ice Vest, but I felt compelled to make an Ice Cube joke so my apologies if you are now thoroughly confused by my ramblings.

This vest is sure to keep you cool, in a style that's somewhat less cool than say a bulletproof vest, but if you're at a party and the hosts run out of ice you can save the day and instantly become the coolest person in attendance.

Link  --via Gizmodo

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Bill Murray's Sally League Hall Of Fame Acceptance Speech

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Bill Murray was recently inducted into baseball's South Atlantic League Hall of Fame, and his speech confirms that the League clearly chose the best man for the award.

Bill's speech is heartwarming, funny and reveals the deep love he's had since childhood for America's national pastime, and how he came to be co-owner of the Charleston RiverDogs.

They should reserve an award from each and every ceremony ever invented for Bill Murray, because he's still one of the funniest people on the planet, and one heck of a cool guy!

--via TDW


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Sculptural Chairs Made Out Of Recycled Junk

These chair sculptures by artist Jay Sae Jung Oh are both fun to look at and functional, and would make for one impressive place to park your keister after a long day at the old sawmill.

They are constructed out of trashy junk and refuse, which is assembled into an interesting shape then covered with a natural plant fiber called Jute.

They make the act of gathering and repurposing old junk look like loads of fun for the DIY set.

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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Millie The Feline Security Guard

By day Millie is an ordinary Meow Mix loving feline, by night she dons a security guard uniform and patrols the Bandai toy warehouse she calls home.

She was promoted to security guard when workers saw her vigilantly patrolling the Southampton warehouse floor, and now Millie has the distinction of being the first cat employed to do a dog's job.

Hopefully Millie won't partake of any catnip while she's on duty, because she needs to keep her eyesight sharp and her claws even sharper.

Link   --via TDW

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The 8 Wheeled Skateboard That Can Cruise Down Stairs

As a former skateboarder, I know how frustrating it can be to come up against yet another flight of stairs when you're tired of grinding handrails, or leaping from great heights, and you just want to go home.

That's where Po-Chih Lai's 8 wheeled Stair Rover comes in, with specially designed pivoting trucks that allow it to tackle stairs like a champ.

Now you can skate straight down the steps without wasting your energy stepping down them all, which should make the trip home a lot more fun.


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Hilarious Prometheus Parody Video

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The key to survival in the Prometheus/Aliens universe is clearly extensive training, at least according to this ridiculous comedy video by barelypolitical.

Actually, this video explains a lot....I've always wondered why such highly educated and well trained individuals head to an alien planet and start acting the fool and touching everything. Now I know-that's what they were trained to do!

--via GeekTyrant

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Preview Of Animated Series "Gravity Falls"

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Gravity Falls is a new animated TV show, created by Alex Hirsch, that will air on the Disney Channel starting June 29th.

This surprisingly fun, and beautifully animated, show is about two kids from the big city sent to spend the summer with their uncle in a strange Oregon town called Gravity Falls, where things get a bit weird in The Mystery Shack.

Take a look at this short preview, and have your faith in Disney television animation instantly renewed!

--via Cartoon Brew

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A LEGO Wall And Stair Rail Made From 20,000 Bricks

It's official-LEGO bricks have transcended the realms of mosaic art, sculpture and playtime and are now being used in home repair and restoration projects!

This colorful wall and stair rail are made out of over 20,000 LEGO bricks, and should withstand everything but a wave of bratty little kids tearing at it with their crooked little claws funny little hands.

It adds a fun look to the room, but I wonder if this plastic addition is up to Manhattan's building code?


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Kitschy Spider-Man Fan Film From 1969

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This video is the first Spider-Man fan film ever made, and it's full of all the kitschy charm and bad special effects you've come to expect from 60s scifi films.

This fan film was created by Donald F. Glut, who went on to write for animated TV series like Spider Man and his Amazing Friends and Transformers, and had many other Marvel fan films under his belt before he made this tribute to the wisecracking webslinger.

--via ComicsAlliance

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Vintage Photos Of New York Kids By Helen Levitt

Helen Levitt was a street photographer after my own heart, who captured raw images of life on the streets of New York from the 1930s to the 1980s.

She has been called "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time", and perusing through her photographs really does feel like taking a trip back in time, seeing the city not as an outsider but as one of its own.

Her works are currently on display at the Laurence Miller Gallery in New York City through August 17th.

Link  --via AnimalNY

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Photographic Travel Diary Life With Maggie

The latest series by New York based photographer Ofer Wolberger is a surreal travel diary entitled Life With Maggie.

Maggie is a masked, anonymous everywoman who journeys across the land encountering situations ranging from mundane to bizarre, and her strange masked appearance only adds to the oddity of this series.

Take a trip with Maggie, even if you're not quite sure who she is or where the hell she's going.

(NSFW due to artistic nudity)

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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Fruits And Vegetables Carved Into Skull Shapes

The last time I saw fruit and vegetables looking as grisly as these pieces by Dimitri Tsykalov I didn't touch the fresh stuff for months!

Skull images are delicately carved into the flesh, outer skin peeled back to reveal the faces of death beneath the surface.

Even cooler is the fact that Dimitri lets some of the pieces rot then incorporates them into photos alongside the fresher pieces, like the life cycle of skull shaped produce.

Link  --via Laughing Squid

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Pictureless Picture Frames

Don't you hate it when the frame is the best part of a framed piece of art? Artist Taylor Holland clearly knows that feel, so he decided to cut out the paint on canvas element and make the frame the focus of each piece.

His works look as if the frame has continued to grow towards the center in order to fill the empty space, and the central detail of each piece was created using digital manipulation.

However, Taylor is currently working to bring these pieces to life by using molds to cast the central elements, which is exactly what they need if they're ever going to look as cool in person.

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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Giant Fish Sculptures Made Out Of Plastic Bottles

This fishy work is aptly titled The Big Fishes, and it was made from discarded plastic bottles collected and assembled into a pleasantly piscine form.

It's currently on display at Botafogo beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where the work is lit up at night so that beachgoers can continue to enjoy the piece even when the lights go out.

Link  --via JazJaz   ---image credit: Victor R. Caivano / AP, Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

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Gary Oldman To Athletes - Stop Trying To Act

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There's something about being a professional athlete which makes people think they can do anything. They try to act, sing, and perform in ways which have nothing to do with athletics, often with disastrous results.

Gary Oldman is taking action with Actors Against Acting Athletes, and he wants it to be known that basketball players, and athletes in general, better stay out of Hollywood....or else!

--via Slash Film

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Fossilized Copulating Turtle Couple Discovered In Germany

These shell backed lovers were fossilized while doing the nasty around 47 million years ago, and now have the distinction of being the only vertebrate fossils ever found frozen in the act of making love.

The mating couple were found in a German quarry called the Messel Pit, where five more pairs of copulating turtle couples were found, making this site the new home for paleontologist jokes and one liners about mating turtles.

Anybody have a good turtle joke they'd like to share?


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Massive Mayan Temple Sculpture Made Out Of Chocolate

This amazing chocolate sculpture was created by pastry chef Francois Mellet, who broke a Guinness world record by using over nine tons of the sweet brown stuff to build this awesome Mayan temple.

The subject is Kukulkan pyramid from Chichen Itza, Mexico, and Francois was very particular about making this piece perfect:
Extensive planning and research set the groundwork to accurately capture the details and intricacies of an authentic Mayan temple down to the exact number of steps and panels representing numbers significant to the Mayan calendar. Built proportionally to the ancient temple’s true size, the solid chocolate pyramid is six feet tall and its base measures 10 feet by 10 feet – exactly one-thirtieth the size. The sculpture’s base alone weighs more than 3,000 pounds.

I imagine it would be hard for a chocoholic like myself to become a chocolate sculptor, because we'd be too busy eating the medium to get any work done!

Link  --via Laughing Squid

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The Hippest Hamster Band In All The Land

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These cute little fuzzballs deliver one heck of a musical performance, once they get past the urge to chew on their instruments.

They lay down some tasty grooves like a well polished jazz quartet, and if they ever go on tour you can bet they'll be playing for peanuts!

--via Geeks Are Sexy

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Thought Provoking Sculptures And Illustrations By Nishio Yasuyuki

Nishio Yasuyuki is an artist and sculptor whose works have a compelling story to tell, and bring to mind images of a dark, wondrous place born out of our collective subconscious.

Despite being massive in scale, Nishio's sculptures are full of fine naturalistic details which may take the viewer a moment to fully realize.

His illustrations are equally detailed, like a strange naturalistic stream of thought, with my fave of the bunch being "Fight The Cause Of Justice".

Link  --via Hi-Fructose

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Beautiful Lifelike Crepe Paper Birds

This gorgeous collection of crepe paper birds was crafted by lover of all things avian Aimee Baldwin, who refers to her works as Vegan Taxidermy.

They're full of fine detail, wonderfully rich colors and a realism that will make you wonder how they're able to breathe underneath that glass dome!

Her beautiful birdies are available for purchase at the Etsy link below, in case you have a couple grand to spare and want to bring one of these feathered friends home.

Link  --via Booooooom!

(previously on Neatorama-- Vegan Taxidermy)

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7 Futurama Gadgets That May Become A Reality

The gadgets and inventions featured on the animated TV show Futurama may seem pretty far out, but you might be surprised to find that some of these scifi gadgets may soon become a reality.

We've already seen holograms appear which allowed Tupac to perform from beyond the grave at Coachella, and Smell-o-vision became a noxious reality back in the 60s, although we're a long way from being able to smell other planets.

So what sort of fancy gadgets should we expect to see next? I really hope it's the Holophonor, or else I just blew a bunch of money learning how to play the Grumpy Snail!


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Harry Potter Theme Played On Wine Glasses

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The guy featured in this video is extremely adept at playing the rims of wine glasses, and probably prefers to drink his vino straight out of the bottle.

Watch as he plays the Harry Potter theme song, infusing it with an alcoholic charm and maintaining his wicked finger callouses. It's a magical rendition, especially if you're already a few glasses deep!

--via Geekologie

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A World With No Math

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In a world without formulas, measurements or rhythm everything will fall apart and people will start freaking out.

At least that's what John Oliver, Julie Bowen, Simon Helberg and Michael Boatman are claiming with this hilarious PSA for the serious Save The Children  campaign. It brings the funny to a worthy cause, count me in!

--via TDW

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An Unusual Way To Create A Character

Artist David Habben has an unusual creative process behind his whimsical illustrations-he creates a basic outline/shape then fills the interior with detail.

He twists and contorts his characters to fit within the space created by the outline, forcing them to conform in a way which actually aids creativity, even though it seems like a hindrance.

David's works may be the shape of things to come in the world of illustration, and for the rest of us the idea makes for a pretty nifty form of drawing exercise.

Link  --via BuzzFeed

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DryBath - Waterless Bath In A Bottle

22 year old South African college student Ludwich Marishane has invented a substance which allows you to take a bath without a drop of water.

It's called DryBath, and it's a Purell like substance which kills 99.9% of bacteria on the skin, leaves the user smelling good and feeling clean and has a price tag which people across the globe can actually afford (about fifty cents per bottle).

Take note humanity, now you no longer have an excuse for stinking up the joint!

Link  --via Gizmodo

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Comedy Video - Hughes The Force

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Hughes The Force is a geeky fanmade video with lots of heart. It's a loving tribute to Star Wars, geekdom and the films of John Hughes (mostly Weird Science).

It comes to you courtesy of Kevin Smith's YouTube channel, and it's hosted by Kevin's pal Jason Mewes, but it seems rather tame by their standards. Nevertheless, it's a fun way to waste half an hour!

--via Geeks Are Sexy

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A Where's Waldo Style Poster For Diablo III

This fun and figure packed poster captures the character searching fun of Where's Waldo with a Diablo related theme, because the guy you're searching for in this pic is the director of Diablo III Jay Wilson.

It looks like a confusing mass of miniscule details at this size, so make sure you hit the jump if you really want to search for Jay and see just what the heck's going on down there!


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Literary Journeys On The BART

The BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) is the most popular form of public transportation in San Francisco and surrounding cities, and many commuters enjoy reading a book to pass the time on the ride home.

This new series of art posters by Owen Smith illustrate the commuter's imagination running wild, as they read books by authors linked to the Bay Area such as the author of The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett. Owen's posters are currently posted in BART stations all over the Bay Area.

Link  --via Laughing Squid

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India's Answer To Pixar's Brave

Pixar's upcoming movie Brave looks pretty freakin' sweet, and is sure to fill lots of theater seats this summer. The Indian knockoff, on the other hand, looks ridiculously bad and went straight to DVD well before Brave's opening night.

Normally, these cheesy knockoffs time their DVD releases so that they coincide with the official version, so people are tricked into renting the knockoff. I guess the people behind Kiara The Brave weren't aware of the protocol behind ripping off a major studio release.

Hit the link if you want to see the trailer for this sad copycat, it's worthy of a sarcastic chuckle.

--via Cartoon Brew

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Dragon Statue Made Out Of CD Shards

This dragon statue has a real sharp look about it, and it was once able to hold many megabytes of information, so it's (somewhat) useful!

It's an opalescent dragon for the information age, and the many sharp edges will make you feel alive again...with pain! 136 blank CDs were harmed in the making of this dragon statue...

Link  --via Obvious Winner

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