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Weather Reporter's Floating Cloud Costume

☁️ Missouri's KFVS-12 weather reporter Lisa Michaels posted her 2021 Halloween costume which took advantage of the TV studio's green screen to create a floating cloud dress. Coming up with weather-related costume must be a breeze for such a talented meteorologist!

🐢 In 1908, a Newfoundland dog in France discovered that he could get a steak by rescuing a child who had fallen into the River Seine. So naturally the dog set up a clever scam that got him rewarded over and over again.

πŸ„ Obscure manga revealed the gruesome secret origin of Super Mario Bros' 1-UP extra life mushroom.

(Image: Lisa Michaels)

⚰️ For Sale: Death-themed house in Baird, Texas. At least with the asking price of $125K, the mortgage wouldn't kill you. Take a look inside.

🏧 It's only a matter of time till the ATM asks you for a tip.

🀘 With all that rage and shouting, you'd think that heavy metal fans are dark and angry people but you'd be wrong: they're actually some of the friendliest and happiest people in the world. Here's why metal fans are happy.

πŸ— If heavy metal licks don't make you happy, perhaps finger lickin' good KFC will. Better yet, how about a whole KFC bucket meal that you can make at home?

πŸ”Ž Join the Official Bigfoot Search Team (or at least get the tee from indie artist machmigo) - via Shirt Stack

πŸ‘• Don't miss: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror T-Shirt sale over at the NeatoShop. Save up to 20% on tees.

Little Pony Led Police on a Two-Hour Low-Speed Pursuit

🐴 Catch me if you can, said the little pony who led Alabama's Tuscaloosa Police Department on a two-hour low-speed foot pursuit before surrendering and posing for selfies.

πŸ˜‚ "The seagulls don't work for us"

🎬 Sure, movies have fancy sets and talented set designers but what if the film or TV series call for a banquet of human flesh for cannibals? Meet Hollywood's horror chef who make food "horrible AND delicious" (because the actors are supposed to eat 'em).

πŸ•ΉοΈ Turns out, Puss in Boots mashed up with Elden Ring works out quite nicely.

(Image: Tuscaloosa Police Department)

🏠 Take a look inside this magical Beverly Hills witch house. Enchanting!

πŸ₯€ TIL that bottled water has expiration dates not because of the water. Instead, it's the bottle that expires.

πŸ“Ί Remember when MTV used to play music videos, then one day it doesn't anymore? It's because of channel drift: the phenomenon where TV channels change what they show until their original mission is completely forgotten.

🀀 Woman bravely tried all 23 food items at Super Nintendo World and lived to tell about it.

(Image: Kafziel/Wikimedia)

πŸ’Š Has John Wick finally met match? Here's "John Sick" by indie artist Olipop - via Shirt Stack

πŸ‘» ICYMI: 9 Ghostbusters Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts that are Out of This World

This Cartoon Cake is Actually Real

🍰 It looks like a slice of cake straight out of an animated Looney Tunes episode, but this cartoon cake is actually a real cake. Just see redditor u/Single_Disaster_2856 prove it to you by slicing into it. And don't forget the how-to video at the end. Yum!

🚽 Here's how to hide a toilet in your house: the Hidealoo Foldaway Toilet.

πŸ¦… A 31-year-old bald eagle that's been building a nest and incubating a rock has finally gotten a baby eaglet. What a heartwarming story!

🦌 Here's why you should never yell at a moose. An Idaho man learned that lesson the hard way.

πŸ‘– Who says that jeans can't be haute couture? Behold the Spiked jeans by fashion artist Done by Doug. It's what to wear when you've got a point to make.

πŸ•Ί Needs more cowbell? All the movie scenes where Christopher Walken danced have now been compiled into one majestic music video clip.

πŸ•ΉοΈ Zelda + Studio Ghibli mash-up is the video game we didn't know we needed.

πŸ’» Tee for your favorite geek: Evolution of Storage by indie artist Jonz - via Shirt Stack

😱 ICYMI: 8 Wednesday Fan Art Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts We Love to Death

πŸ‘• Don't miss: NeatoShop Sitewide Sale (ends tomorrow) - save up to 20% on all tees sitewide.

Don't forget to check out our new sites: TastyTastic (fun food stuff!), Artgonaut (weird and amazing art), and Grand Blog Auto (you can guess what this one is, I'm sure). Thank you!

Cadbury Creme Egg Sandwich

πŸ₯ͺ Sandwich chain Subway and chocolate maker Cadbury collaborated to launch one of the strangest Easter-themed food ever made. Behold, the SubMelt, which is basically a Cadbury CrΓ¨me Egg sandwich. What do you think? Yum or yuck?

🎡 Now this is one way to sell a house: nightclub singer turned real estate agent Claire Cossey created a singing real estate ad based on the 1984 theme song from the movie The NeverEnding Story. Cossey called her version The Never Ending Property.

πŸ” This chicken lamp puts the lightbulb where the sun don't shine.

πŸ•ΉοΈ Remember playing the endless running game Temple Run on your iPhone way back in 2011? The iconic game has now been recreated in Unreal Engine 5.

🎬 Are you an action movie hero? Then chances are, your name is John, James, or Jack. It's scientifically proven!

πŸ• Rollo and Sadie are two dogs that became best friends during the pandemic. But when Rollo's owner had to move far away, the two dogs managed to stay in touch ... with Facetime!

🌻 Spring is here, and it's time for our gardens to shine! Here's a cute tee for those who love planting things: Gardening is My Therapy by indie artist Edu Ely - via Shirt Stack

😊 ICYMI: 7 Funny Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts

πŸ‘• Don't miss NeatoShop's sitewide special - save up to 20% on all tees sitewide.

Please check out our new sites Artgonaut, TastyTastic and Grand Blog Auto. Thank you!

Slow Life: A Clever Shadow Art by Pierre Brault

🌞 From our new art site Artgonaut (check it out!), here's an art installation by Pierre Brault on a building in Paris that cleverly use the Sun to cast a shadow that reads "Slow Life"

πŸ•ΉοΈ The Super Mario Bros theme song is now in the National Recording Registry. Miss C was kind enough to include several fantastic clips of the theme song played by a youth orchestra, played on a Marimba with four mallets, and on a bandura and accordion. TIL bandura, a Ukrainian folk instrument, can replicate the coin sound effect perfectly!

🀣 Self check-out has an unexpectedly hot item in the bagging area.

🏠 This unassuming house has a Mickey Mouse-shaped portal that'll take you to your own private Disney World. It's for sale for $1.1 million, so it's almost as expensive as a trip to the amusement park for a family of four (Image: REcolorado)

🎬 Before green screen and CGI, how did old timey Hollywood movies film those trick special effect shots?

πŸš— The crazy story behind the 1932 Bugatti Royale Esders involves King Zog, the self-proclaimed king of Albania who had over 600 blood feuds. This one is from our new car site Grand Blog Auto, which we'll build up over time.

🦟 This one is pretty nifty: a single pollen on top of a fly's compound eye (image: Dariusz Pawlik)

🚒 Is it the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean? This woman captured the video of a ghost ship in action.

😸 This house comes with an unexpected but cute surprise: bonus cats! How fur-tunate.

🍞 This hand painted bread by artist Rachel Ryle looks too good to eat! From our new food site TastyTastic (check it out!) Image: Rachel Ryle

❀️ The cuteness is strong with this one: 9 Cute Baby Yoda Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts (and while we're at it, don't miss: save up to 20% on NeatoShop's sitewide special going on right now)

πŸ‘• One last link: Pros and Cons of Print on Demand with DTG from State of Tee Art. This one is shop talk, so click only if you want to know all about shirt printing.

This is a Bed and Waterfall Combo

πŸ’§ If the gentle sound of trickling water is supposed to lull you into sleep, then the gushing water from this bed-and-waterfall combo in a New York City apartment will definitely slam you into slumber. Just don't fall off the side!

🦈 We can't believe this masterpiece didn't win the 2023 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Travesty!

🎬 How many of these 100 Greatest Action Movie One-Liners do you remember?

🐢 I get tired just looking at Nori the Italian greyhound AKA the world's most energetic dog zooming around the house. Oh, and those teeth!

πŸͺ It turns out, you can fly a kite indoors. There's even an actual competition for it.

πŸ– When he's not fighting Foo, Dave Grohl fights hunger by bringing his giant smoker and barbecuing to feed 500 homeless people in Los Angeles. What a great guy!

πŸ€ Celebrate both Pi Day and St. Patrick's day with this combo tee by indie artist Mudge.

πŸ₯§ Pi Day Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts

☘️ Funny St. Patrick's Day Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts

πŸ‘• Psst! Don't miss NeatoShop's current special - save up to 20% on all tees sitewide!

Soup on the Rocks: Making Cocktails with Campbell Soup

🍸 In 1955, Campbell Soup had an idea of how to sell more of their canned beef bouillon: make them into nonalcoholic cocktails! Thus Soup on the Rocks was born. Later, they also came up with Frisky Sour (Campbell's beef broth mixed with ice and lemon juice) and chicken soup martini. You can guess what that one contained.

🏰 Psst! Got £500,000? Go and buy an actual fort in Wales. That turns "man's house is his castle" into something quite literal.

πŸ¦” That baby porcupine sure looked delicious to a leopard, but thankfully momma and poppa porcupines were there to, uh, poke a hole in the big cat's dinner plan.

🀣 Here's something to make you LOL: 7 Funny Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts. This one above is "I Live in a Van Gogh" by indie artist kg07. Who remembers that skit?

πŸ₯” Star Trek: Voyager characters drawn as potatoes. Tuvok is spot on.

🚽 Did the Chinese invent flush toilets too? (Sorry Thomas Crapper!)

How Singapore Airlines Cooks 7,000 Omelets a Day

🍳 Singapore Airlines spends $500 million a year to cook 50,000 in-flight meals a day, including up to 7,000 omelet dishes served in flights departing from 77 different cities around the world. How do they do it? Here's how. It's simply amazing.

🎨 The Internet saves an amazing hand-painted mural inside this home from being painted over. Go us!

πŸ•ΉοΈ Oh, how I want to go back in time, so I can see Nintendo's SlamFest of 1999 with my own eyes.

🀣 This professor waited and waited for 40 of his students to show up to class. But they never did ... and the reason will have you laughing out loud.

This fat cat is a top-rated tourist attraction in the Polish city of Szczecin. He's rated ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!

πŸ”« Watch a bullet bounce off water in ultra slow motion.

πŸ•ΈοΈ 8 Wednesday Fan Art Tees and Big & Tall T-shirts

πŸ‘• Don't miss: Funny T-Shirt sale over at the NeatoShop. Save up to 20% on all Funny tees!

R2-D2 Nuclear Bunker

πŸ’£ Help me, R2-D2 nuclear bunker. You're my only hope to survive a nuclear blast. (Image: hrnick/Atlas Obscura)

πŸŽƒ Halloween is just 258 days away, so we better hurry and get all these gruesomely cool props from the TransWorld's Halloween & Attraction Show.

πŸ•ΉοΈ Violating the Geneva Convention? Sounds pretty sus to me but that's what happened to the popular online game Among Us.

🌹 The prettiest dumplings you'll ever see - behold, the Rose Dumplings (from our new site TastyTastic, where we feature wonderful and weird food from around the world. Check it out!)

🀣 Love Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on Netflix? Here's how to make that movie better: just add Muppets.

🐍 How NOT to remove GIANT snakes from the ceiling of your house.

πŸ” Nice buns: 8 Great T-Shirts for the Hamburger Lover in Your Life

☘️ And looking ahead to March, here's 7 Funny St. Patrick's Day Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts

πŸ‘• Limited time special from the NeatoShop: Get up to 20% off all Movies T-Shirts, TV Shows Tees and Comics & Cartoons Shirts.

2001: A Space Odyssey as Directed by George Lucas

🎬 Here's what would happen if George Lucas directed the 1969 Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey. We'd imagine HAL would say, "Just what do you think you're doing, George?"

🌰 This woodpecker is leaving a little gift for the homeowner. And by little gift, we mean 700 pounds of acorns inside the wall.

😱 Just in time for 2/14: Funny Horror Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts for Valentine's Day.

πŸš’ Here's how to sell your house after it's been damaged by a fire. Step 1: Set buyer's expectation properly by showing the house on fire as lead image in the Zillow listing.

🍰 Eat you, I will: This hyperrealistic Baby Yoda cake is too good to eat.

πŸš— Hero improved London's Knightrider Street Sign by adding a K.I.T.T. rolling light display. See, one man can make a difference!

πŸ‘• Psst: Last day to save up to 20% on all T-shirts sitewide on the NeatoShop.

Boss Built Tiny Homes instead of Office Cubicles for Employees

🏠 No cubicles here! TikToker Kylie shows us how her boss built tiny homes for employees instead of cubicles. I guess they can WFH at the office so it's win/win for the employees and the boss.

πŸ“š Now THIS is the house for booklovers: The Library House.

πŸ•ΉοΈ Did you know that January 31 is Final Fantasy VII Day?

πŸ˜• Artist Andy Sahlstrom re-imagined darker versions of the beloved kids toys brand Little Tikes.

🀚 Here's how to make your own animatronic Thing from Addams Family.

🦌 Whatever you do, don't be rude to an elk. Not even, or perhaps especially, when you're inside a giant steel box on wheels.

πŸ‘Ώ Love the anime series Chainsaw Man? You'll love the Chainsaw Man Cafe (see also: Chainsaw Man Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts)

🧟 Don't miss: 8 The Last of Us Fan Art Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts

πŸ”₯ Limited time special: Save up to 20% on all Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror and Valentine's Day T-shirts over at the NeatoShop.

9 Unusual Valentine's Day Bouquets

πŸ• Roses have always been expensive on Valentine's Day, even before we lived in the Age of Inflation. But thankfully, there are some creative alternatives to giving your lovey a bouquet of flowers. So, forget roses! Here are 9 unusual Valentine's Day Bouquets (which include the pizza bouquet shown above)

❀️ Pro-tip: tees last much longer than roses, so here are 7 Funny Valentine's Day Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts that'll make your crush LOL (remember, a maid that laughs is half taken).

πŸŽ₯ Movie theater attendance has been declining for a while. A lot of people point to Netflix and other streaming services as the reason there aren't more butts on movie theater seats, but I have an another explanation: we just can't understand what's being said on the big screen without captioning.

Image: @VillaItalianKitchen/Facebook

πŸ•―οΈ Here's the unusual story of the 40 Year Candle: one night forty years ago, Tiktoker Taylor Underhill's grandma lit a candle on top of a beer can. Then, after the candle melted, she lit another one on top of it, then another one, then another one night after night for forty years! (Image above: @taylorunderhill)

🐻 Love bears? Ursine luck! NASA just released this image of a bear on Mars. Naturally, it's a self pawtrait.

πŸ¦’ Nature is so unfair. Here I am, a grown man, standing shorter than a baby Masai giraffe who's just been born (baby giraffes are about six feet tall at birth!).

πŸ’© Oh bother! Now you've really stepped in it.

Want more neat stories? Check out our sister sites: Pictojam, Homes & Hues, Laughosaurus, Pop Culturista, Supa Fluffy, Infinite 1UP and The Shirt Stack.

πŸ‘• Don't miss: Anime T-Shirt and Video Game Tee sale (save up to 20%) over at the NeatoShop.

Catflexing: Exercising with Your Cat as a Strength Training Equipment (For Real)

🐈 The last exercise I had that involved a cat comprised of running away from its murderous claws, but apparently, you can exercise with a feline strength training equipment. Behold, catflexing.

🍳 Long before the open concept kitchen and the farmhouse kitchen trend, there were avocado green appliances and other bygone kitchen fads. Take a stroll down memory lane or gawk at your parents' bizarre dream kitchens of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

☎️ Got an insufferable coworker who kept on droning about his mechanical keyboard? Tell him that he's behind the curve: the hot new, er ... make that old thing is the rotary phone keyboard.

πŸ•ΉοΈ These movie adaptation of video games are so bad that they'd best be forgotten ... but who am I kidding. This is the Internet, so such things are celebrated.

πŸ‘Ά Move over, Perry Mason! Here comes Toddler Lawyer. LOL! If you like that, there's plenty more laughs over at Laughosaurus.

πŸ‘» It's 279 days till Halloween, but you don't have to wait that long to get your fix of horror and other witchy delights. Spooky Daily, where very day is Halloween, has got you covered with Halloween in January.

Image: Catflexing: The Catlover's Guide to Weight Training, Aerobics, and Stretching by Stephanie Jackson

β˜• Tee of the day: Better Latte Than Never by indie artist zawitees

πŸ‘» 9 Ghostbusters Tees and Big & Tall T-Shirts that are Out of This World

πŸ”₯ Don't miss: Save up to 20% on all Cartoon T-Shirts, Movie Tees, and TV Show Shirts over at the NeatoShop.

What the Heck is This Cake Supposed to Be?

πŸŽ‚ What in the world is that strange cake supposed to be? You'd never guess the answer.

πŸ”₯ Seattle-based artist Sunday Nobody thinks ahead. How far ahead? How about 10,000 years into the future when civilization would presumably no longer know the joy of Flamin' Hot Cheetos. So he created a sarcophagus containing a single bag of the snack to preserve this bit of 21st century food marvel for future generations.

πŸ“Ί Could you imagine Breaking Bad without Jesse Pinkman? Turns out that the character was supposed to be a temporary one. Find out other temporary TV characters that were so good they became permanent members of the show.

🐎 Three words: world's smallest pony. Warning: extreme cuteness inside!

πŸŽƒ This artist takes pumpkin carving into a whole 'nother level.

😈 Love anime? Take a look at these 9 Chainsaw Man fan art tees.

Image: u/I_crave_waffles

Ghostbusters Firehouse Vacation Rental Home

πŸ‘» That "something strange in your neighborhood" turns out to be a clever promo by Vacasa. The vacation rental company transformed an old 1900's firehouse in Portland, Oregon into the iconic Ghostbusters Firehouse. If you're lucky, you can rent it out (on Halloween weekend, of course) for $19.84 per night - in honor of the 1984 release of the blockbuster movie. No word whether there'd be ghosts inside.

🏠 From the outside, this house looks normal enough ... but wait till you see the inside! πŸ‘€

πŸ€– This ugly sweater is an invisibility cloak that makes you invisible to AI. Take that, Skynet!

🀣 What happens when a teenager swallowed a squeaker from a dog's squeaky toy?

🎭 Great Scott! Back to the Future is back ... to Broadway! Behold, Back to the Future: The Musical.

πŸ¦” These cute streaked tenrecs of Madagascar are the only known mammals that communicate via stridulation. Stridu-what-now? We can explain ... but it's so weird that you should just watch it for yourself.

πŸ‘Ή Friends don't lie, these are truly 10 Amazing Stranger Things-inspired Fan Art T-Shirts.

πŸŽƒ ICYMI: 10 Halloween T-Shirts that are Spooky and Fun

Please check out our new sites: Pop CulturistaPictojamHomes & HuesInfinite 1UPSupa FluffyShirt StackLaughosaurus and Spooky Daily. Thank you!

(Images: Vacasa and Good Idea Ryan & DAObiwan)

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