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Transparent Eel

You can see right through the whitespotted conger larva. This flat-shaped fish found in the waters around Japan is about six inches long now. But when fully grown, it will lose its transparency and be up to three feet long. Link (Translation) -via Twisted Sifter | Photo: Mie Prefecture Fisheries Research Institute

Watch These Cuties Grow Up

Neatorama readers The Campanelli Family started taking pictures of their puppies in front of the fireplace in 2006. When the twins were born in 2008, they were added right into the mix and the resulting yearly costumed pictures are utterly adorable. Every year,the kids and dogs are kept in the same order, from left to [...]

Horrible Headlines

We love to see headlines that don’t turn out quite right, whether it’s because of typos, poor editing, or a writer with a wicked sense of humor. Freakonomics has a collection of 36 classics that are so funny they circulate years, sometimes decades after they were first preserved. You’ve probably seen some of them, but [...]

The War on Women, Waged in Postcards

It took 80 years of protests and campaigning before women achieved the right to vote in the United States, and it finally happened in 1920. That was less than 100 years ago! Along the way, the anti-suffrage movement used some nasty and ridiculous arguments to deny women the vote, a lot of which is enshrined [...]

Look Who’s On Instagram Now!

That’s right, neatorama has created an IG account! So if you’re in the mood for neato images each day, be sure to follow us! We promise to follow back. That’s a good deal, right? Hey, maybe we’ll even ask you if we can put some of YOUR images on our blog one day. If, of course, [...]

I Don’t Always Play a Red Shirt on Star Trek. But When I Do, I Survive The Whole Episode

That’s right, Neatoramanauts. Jonathan Goldsmith, the man behind Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Man in the World, once played a Red Shirt in the Star Trek episode The [...]

Confused Animals

(YouTube link) You’re just walking along and suddenly, a rival appears right in front of you! This compilation of animals confused by mirrors is both cute and funny. I don’t think I’d volunteer to try it with a lion, however. -via the Presurfer

These Nails Are Puuurrrrrfect

I know you ladies think these nails are way too perfect to actually paint yourself -and you’re right, they’re nail decails. But with this great tutorial, you too can wear your love of kittens on your sleeve hands. Link Via Make

Precariously Leaning Towers of the World

“QUANTUM SHOT” #772 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams The World’s Other Leaning Towers (apart from the one in Pisa) Many people are familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous buildings in the world. Construction began on the Tower in 1173 and took place in three [...]

At the Libraries: Illustrators Remembering Maurice Sendak

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Don’t you wish you could live near a pop-up library? * Maurice Sendak had a huge impact on children’s literature and art, and will be missed. Here are [...]