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Class That Helps You Build Your Own Coffin

Burial in the United States is increasingly expensive, so some people have made their final plans with thrift in mind. That’s where Minnesota woodworker Randy Schnobrich steps in. He teaches traditional coffin building over a three-day, $700 course. Many of the participants are building coffins for themselves: “A lot of people cringe at the idea of [...]

Yellow Submarine Cake

All photos: Carla Ikeda [Flickr] I’ve got a feeling that it probably took Carla Ikeda of Dentro Do Forno (previously on Neatorama) more than a hard’s day night to create The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine cake. (And how could one cut into such a cake? I’d just let it be …) So money can’t buy you love, but [...]

The Quick 10: The 10 Best Characters You’ve Never Seen

Sometimes the characters we don’t see end up having the most impact… and sometimes they’re just a good running joke for a sitcom. Check out these 10 characters from film, television and literature who were often referenced but never seen. 1. Godot from Waiting for Godot. In Samuel Beckett’s classic, two men spend two days (wait [...]

Robot Monster: The Ultimate Golden Turkey

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader. Contains spoilers, but you can skip to the end and watch the entire movie first if you like. There are bad movies…and then there are BAD movies. Years ago the Medved brothers reintroduced stinkers like Plan 9 From Outer Space to the [...]

Retro Robot Cake is Nom Nom Nomelicious!

Photo: Carla Ikeda [Flickr] – via Pinterest and swissmiss How could anyone cut into this awesome retro robot cake? I love the button/top-hat on this cake by Brazilian cake decorator Carla Ikeda.

Fish operation

A fish has had a bizarre life-saving operation after developing a hernia.Carla the 10-inch-long angelfish was laid out on an operating table while a vet and two assistants carried out the unusual surgery.After being anaesthetised, the exotic fish had a tube placed in her mouth and water pumped through her body and out her gills [...]

6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Cheers

Cheers finished a lowly 77th in the ratings after its first season in 1982-83, performing poorly against Simon & Simon and Too Close for Comfort in its 9 p.m. Thursday time slot. Both Paramount and NBC believed in the show, however, and their tenacity certainly paid off. Cheers ended after 11 seasons, but only because [...]