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Santa Bread

If Santa’s belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly, then spread some of it on this loaf made by Arpana Balasubramanian. Her Santa Claus bread consists of layers arranged to look like the jolly old elf. You can find her recipe at the link. Link -via Tasteologie

A Belly Dancer’s Wedding Dress

JoEllen Elam, an artist whose motto is “when in doubt add more glitter,” made this wedding dress for a belly dancer: She is a belly dancer with a beautiful tattoo on her back that she wanted to elegantly show on her wedding day. I designed a gown that would be worthy of a princess belly dancer [...]

The Ecological Diversity of Your Belly Button

You are a unique and special person. There’s no one quite like you! Oh, other people have belly buttons. But only you can claim that particular combination of microbes that makes up the ecosystem in your belly button. The Belly Button Biodiversity project began as a competition among scientists to see who has the most biodiverse [...]

The Most Imaginitive Playground Around

From Easter Island statues to  crashed plane to climbable lighthouses,these playgrounds by Monstrum are some of the coolest I’ve ever seen. In fact, it kind of makes me want to go to Denmark just so I can go play inside the belly of a whale or climb on the webs dangling under a spider’s belly. Link [...]

What’s Inside SPAM with Bacon

It’s a match made in chemical heaven … the combination of two of the most delicious substances in the Universe. Behold, SPAM With Bacon! Patrick Di Justo of Wired Science explains what exactly is in this magical [...]

Mona Lisa in Jelly Beans

Mona Lisa has never looked so delicious! Kristen Cumings recreated Da Vinci’s masterpiece in the unlikeliest of medium: Jelly Belly jelly beans. A few years ago, Jelly Belly officially hired painter and illustrator [...]

Boba Fett and the Sarlacc, A Love Story

In the belly of the Sarlacc, Boba Fett found a new definition of love and tenderness as he was lovingly embraced for over a thousand years. And even now, cartoonist Chris Gugliotti tells us, “A cool breeze across the dunes of Tatooine still [whispers] the name….Fett.” Link -via Distracted by Star Wars Previously on Neatorama: Sarlacc Throw [...]

Flip a Coin

(YouTube link) Belly dancer Helena Vlahos has a unique talent for turning coins over with her abdominal muscles. And dollar bills, too! Kind of makes you want to start doing your crunches, doesn’t it? Well, no, me neither. -via Metafilter

Belly-Dancing Robot

Robots are taking all of our jobs, what with car assembly lines and ATMs and such. Now engineers are working on building robots that will put human belly dancers out of work! There’s an actual paper entitled “A control system for a flexible spine belly-dancing humanoid” from, of all places, Japan. Here’s a selection from [...]

Man Collects His Own Belly Button Lint for 26 Years

Over 26 years, Graham Barker of Perth, Australia, collected 22.1 grams of belly button lint. After saving it in three jars, he recently sold his collection to a museum: “The raw material is worthless but as a unique world record collection and a piece of cultural heritage, of debatable merit, it has some curiosity value,” he [...]