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From Classics to Graphics: 6 Literary Masterpieces Turned Into Graphic Novels

Abridging classic novels for younger readers is nothing new. But in recent years, classic literature has been graphic novel-ized, making it more accessible for readers young and old while preserving the plot, themes, and sometimes even the author’s voice. English class will never be the same, thanks to these classics gone graphic. 1. The Picture of [...]

Magic Arms

(YouTube link) Emma Lavelle was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), which means she does not normally have the strength to life or use her arms. The WREX system is an exoskeleton that aids in supporting the weight of the limbs, and enabled Emma to do she she couldn’t before. But it wasn’t small enough to [...]

Why Airline Food is So Salty

That’s a scanning electron micrograph of dissolved salt by Signe Emma, who used it to illustrate the reason airline food (remember that? You’d have to travel abroad to eat airline meals nowadays) is so salty: At 30.000 feet the cabin humidity drops [...]

Teenager Refused Family Tradition of Getting Breast Implants

  Every family has a black sheep. Meet Britney Marshall, a 14-year-old teenager who is bucking the family tradition of getting breast implants: Mrs Marshall, a 53-year-old mother-of-nine, believes the teenager is going through a “funny phase”. The mother and her four other girls, of Kirkby in Ashfiield, Notts, boast a total of £50,000 worth of silicone breasts, the Daily Mail reported. Mrs [...]


(YouTube link) Paul’s birthday gift to Emma is a story told in picture book fashion. It starts off slow but gets really interesting as it goes along. I hope Emma liked it as much as I did! -via Nag on the Lake

Embroidered Book Covers

Penguin, the publishing house, asked crafter Jillian Tamaki to reproduce three covers from their classic novels in embroidery. After two months of work, she completed wrap-around covers for Emma, Black Beauty, and The Secret Garden. Link via Dude Craft

Anatomical Heart Cupcake

Photo: Nathan Pask When the London Dungeon wants to give out cupcakes on Valentine’s Day, you can be sure that it won’t be doling out any cutesy ones. Take a look at the gory anatomical heart cupcakes that Miss Cakehead prepared for the feast: Link – Thanks Emma! Previously on Neatorama: Anatomical Heart Cake

Star Wars ABC

When Brandon Peat and his wife Emma found out they were going to have a baby, they started thinking about ways to decorate the baby boy room and they finally came up with something fun and beautifully geeky. Since we live in an apartment and aren’t allowed to paint the walls, that meant posters or prints [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Sweet Facts for Halloween

This weekend I’ve been sharing tasty facts about your favorite candy treats on Twitter. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Kit Kat flavors available in Japan include wine, sweet potato, wasabi, and soy sauce. * 2. A 3 Musketeers bar originally included three smaller bars: one vanilla, one chocolate and one strawberry. * 3. Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey had [...]

Man Delivers Baby With Instructions Found On Internet

When Emma Smith of Leytonstone, UK, went into labor, her husband Leroy realized that they wouldn’t be able to get to the hospital in time. He then used his BlackBerry to find instructions online on how to deliver a child: So the 29-year-old grabbed hold of his BlackBerry, accessed the internet and sought help from search [...]