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Orange Porridge Storage

Orange you glad you read this post? Orange puns, love it! Sort of reminds me of that video with Anderson Cooper and Eminem from E60 a few years ago. Eminem says he doesn’t like when people say you can’t rhyme anything with orange and then precedes to rhyme orange with all kinds of things. Sort [...]

The Weirdest Dog You’ve Ever Seen

Photo: National Geographic Channel No, actually that’s not a dog. Herpetologist Brady Barr (previously on Neatorama) of Nat Geo WILD’s Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr is hugging a Japanese [...]

Scrooge McDuck Died in 1967 (and Other Animated Duck Facts)

45 years ago, Scrooge McDuck passed away at the age of 100. “But what about Duck Tales?” you ask. Well, so did Robyn Penacchia at Death+Taxes, who also had a few other questions: To this day, I am still confused about the fact that, in this town of anthropomorphic ducks (Duckburg, duh), there were non-anthropomorphic ducks that the [...]

Your Favorite Authors Are Frauds: 6 Famous Ghostwriters

It’s almost like learning the truth about Santa Claus: Once you know, it’s so obvious, but you’re still a little heartbroken when you discover that your favorite author didn’t really pen most of the work with his or her name on the cover. Take comfort, though, in the knowledge that many of those ghostwriters [...]

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Poe Tales

See 24 scans of the images from the book Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe. The collection was first published in 1908, but the 1919 edition included illustrations by Harry Clarke, which made the stories much more gruesome. Link to story. Link to full-size scans. -via the Presurfer

For Flight Attendants, Seniority Means Shorter Skirts

In the current issue of mental_floss magazine (get a free issue!), veteran flight attendant Heather Poole revealed 10 workplace secrets, including this one about the length of her skirt. Our tenure on the job doesn’t just determine which routes we fly and which days we get to take off; it also affects the hierarchy in our [...]

Wedding as a Performance Art

Photo: Geoff Pugh Theme weddings are all the rage, but it takes a true avant-garde artist to turn your own wedding into a performance art. That’s what Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis did on [...]

Epic Launch Video

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Epic Launch Video Feel the raw power of “riding a controlled explosion into space” – watch this Space Shuttle Discovery launch in high-res and with loud audio. And if you want more, then watch this too. Link Now for those who want to savor all the details of launch from all possible [...]

Amazing Photos of Ants Being Awesome

It can be a challenge to get insects to look like majestic, beautiful creatures given how much most humans can’t stand anything with six legs, but as previously featured photographers Ondrej Pakan and Amishboy have already shown us, it’s far from impossible. Andrey Pavlov is yet another photographer with the ability to remind us that there [...]

Messing with Mother Nature: Snakeheads

Fish normally occur in three places: in the wild water, in aquariums, and on our dinner plates. But fish can move from one of these worlds to another. Fish imported to eat or to keep as pets sometimes get into the local ecosystem, which is not their native habitat. The population controls of the species’ [...]