Celebrate! - Dine And Dance 'Til You're Dead!

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Celebrate! by Red-Flare

Every day is a birthday celebration at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria, and when you party with that animatronic band you're in for one hell of a show! But if you're one of the unlucky ones who are forced to work at Freddy's after hours then there will be no celebrating for you, just five nights of mind numbing fear and a drunken night of revelry if and when you survive the security gig..

Bring some fearsome fun to your geeky wardrobe with this Celebrate! t-shirt by Red-Flare, and show the world you're always game for a good old fashioned jumpscare!

Visit Red-Flares Facebook fan page, official website, Tumblr and Twitter, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more terrifyingly geeky designs:

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McDonald's Happy Meal Toys for Adults

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My kids love to eat McDonald's Happy Meals. For them, the best part of each one is the toy inside. What will it be? It's always the first thing that they check.

The prize is almost always a small plastic toy. That's fun sometimes. But if you're past childhood (in the legal or psychological definition), then it may not be enough. BuzzFeed suggests 12 Happy Meal toys that McDonald's could market to adults--and specifically 20-somethings. These include an app that reminds you to call your parents, a jar of Nutella, and a neck pillow.

If Mexicans Celebrated the 4th Like Americans Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

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Some Americans look at any holiday as an excuse to party, including other countries’ holidays, like Cinco de Mayo, St. Patricks Day, and Chinese New Year. Even Canada Day is starting to get the treatment. Let’s turn the tables and see how our Independence Day could be used for an excuse to get drunk and party and pretend to be American.

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Yeah, sure, plenty of Americans will drink to excess on the Fourth of July, but it won’t be because of cultural appropriation with no understanding. That will be mainly because it falls on a Saturday. -via Buzzfeed

The Only Video in Existence of Mark Twain

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Edison's Original Clip
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This, the only film footage of Mark Twain ever recorded, was originally posted by Miss Cellania some years ago. I think it bears repeating, not only due to its level of interest, but also since there's now a digitally remastered version (below). The footage was shot in 1909 by Thomas Edison. It was captured at Twain's Connecticut estate, Stormfield, and features his daughters Jean and Clara. Via Vintage Everyday

Digitally Remastered Version
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Why Did Yankee Doodle Call a Feather ‘Macaroni’?

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Outside of “Star and Stripes Forever,” the song “Yankee Doodle” is most associated with the 4th of July holiday. We all learned it as kids, but never really understood it. My kids would sing the line “Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni” and they would follow it with a shout of “and cheese!” because it makes no sense. But there really is an explanation.  

The first bit of context you need in order to understand the sense of this line is that the song “Yankee Doodle” was not always the proud, patriotic ditty we know today. It was originally sung by British soldiers in mockery of the rough, unsophisticated, American colonials they had to fight alongside during the French and Indian War. The thrust of it was “look at these ridiculous yokels!”

The second bit of context has to do with what was going on back in England at the time.

It was a case of embracing an insult and making it our own. Read the rest of the story at mental_floss.

Kick It Old School Style These 30 Totally Retro Themed T-Shirts (And You Can Win One Too!)

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Lovers of all things retro know that everything geeky was better back in the day, and when you're from the old school you never graduate, you just keep getting cooler with age!

The NeatoShop is the home of all the geeky t-shirts that matter, including an astounding array of designs that will make retro enthusiasts totally flip out with delight!

(But if you're short on cash you should make your way to the end of this post and enter to win a free NeatoShop t-shirt.)

A lifelong obsession with retro pop culture begins at an early age, and for some it started with a buff guy riding a green tiger

Eye Of The Tiger by Rocky Davies

People might give you trouble about your retro obsession as you grow older

Eric The Clown by DeepFriedArt

But, despite what they may say, you know retro characters are the absolute coolest

80's Pacman by SoleVision

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Batman vs. Joker in Stop-motion

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It’s an action movie starring action figures! The fists and gadgets fly as Batman battles the Joker, and it gets more intense as they both bring out reinforcements. It eventually goes to old-school punching when they all run out of ammunition, but that's no less intense.

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Producer Counter656 took 3500 pictures to make this sequence. -via Tastefully Offensive

News Crew Robbed at Gunpoint While Filming Report

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Cara Liu, a reporter for San Francisco's Fox affiliate KTVU, was recording a live news report from Pier 14 when three armed men stole camera equipment belonging to another station, KNTV, which was also on the scene. KNTV, an NBC affiliate also filming a report, had its cameraman Alan Waples pistol-whipped. The robber came back to steal KTVU's equipment before fleeing. 

KNTV caught a look at the man on film who allegedly committed the robbery and of his weapon. According to Deadline,

"There were three attackers involved in the incident, the latest in which news crews were accosted by robbers in the Bay Area. The heists have prompted stations to hire security guards, many of whom are former police officers, to accompany crews, particularly for stories in Oakland."

Read more on this story at SF Gate. Via Uproxx.  

Butts - Tina And The Terrible Tush

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Butts by Inner Coma Clothing Co.

Tina has a one track mind, and even though she thinks about boys, erotic fan fiction, burgers and horses running across rainbows her thoughts always come back to one thing- butts. It's not Ms. Belcher's fault that she was born with an abnormally active sex drive and a mind that most boys her age find befuddling, but Tina's love of bouncy buns is bound to get her (and therefore Bob) in to a lot of trouble with those prudish anti-buttites...

Celebrate your favorite cartoon character's favorite obsession with this Butts t-shirt by Inner Coma Clothing Co., it's one tasty way to show the world you're on Team Tina!

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8 Awesome Storage & Organization Hacks

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At Homes and Hues, we offer a lot of storage tips because we understand that almost everyone could use a little extra space in their home. We started with these 18 space saving ideas, then offered up another 10 ideas for decluttering and now here are 8 more.

From having a dedicated space for your children's sports balls to working a toothbrush holder into your existing medicine cabinet, we're sure you'll find something here to help you organize and save space in your home. 

So check out all of our new tips over at Homes and Hues: 8 More Storage & Organization Hacks

The Light Show in the Great Smokey Mountains

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Today, the rare Smoky Mountain fireflies are a tourist attraction. Twenty years ago, science didn’t believe they existed.  

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At exactly 9:27 P.M., when dusk slips into darkness in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the “light show” begins. It’s June, and for two weeks in Elkmont, Tennessee, the fireflies pool their efforts. Instead of scattershot blips of light in the summer sky, the fireflies—thousands of them—pulse this way for hours, together in eerie, quiet harmony. It’s as if the trees were strung up with Christmas lights: bright for three seconds, dark for six, and then bright again, over and over. It continues this way for hours.

As a child, Lynn Faust would huddle with her family on the cabin porch to watch the spectacle. They’d sit, mesmerized by the “drumbeat with no sound.” And though they’d appreciated the show for generations, Faust never thought the event was newsworthy. “I’d assumed there was only one kind of firefly and thought they did a nice show in the Smokies,” she says.

The natural world has long enchanted Faust. In college, she majored in forensic anthropology and minored in forestry. In her twenties, she circumnavigated the globe for three years, visiting islands you could only get to by boat, learning about cultures before they disappeared, pursuing underwater photography. Today, at 60, she’s a naturalist who writes scientific papers and field guides about fireflies. But she wasn’t always obsessed with the insect. In fact, her academic interest began only in the ’90s, when she read an article by Steven Strogatz, a Cornell mathematician, in which he marveled at a species of Southeast Asian firefly that synchronized its flashes. Highlighting how rare this phenomenon was, Strogatz noted that there were no synchronous fireflies in the Western Hemisphere.

This struck Faust as odd. It contradicted the light shows she had seen growing up. As she dug deeper, Faust found that while there had been more than 100 years of colloquial accounts of North American fireflies flashing in sync, scientists discounted those reports, attributing them to lore or optical illusion. Faust knew the truth: that her Tennessse fireflies were every bit as special as the species in Asia. But how could she prove it?

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The Ladder Dancer

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His name is Uzeyer Novruzov. He's the Ladder Dancer. Give him a ladder and a tune, and he'll dance up a storm.

Novruzov recently appeared on America's Got Talent and danced to Al Hirt's Green Hornet theme. His act begins at the 1:44 mark, but I suggest watching the entire video because his awkward pre-performance shtick is hilarious.

-via Miss Cellania

Awesome Images Of Pop Culture Icons Created Using Stock Photos

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Photoshopped art pieces generally fall into two different categories- addition and subtraction. Either something is added to the original image or subtracted from it, which generally makes spotting a Photoshopped image quite easy.

But the digital artworks created by Jeff Chapman aren’t so easy to categorize, and the way Jeff creates these amazing looking images of iconic characters from pop culture is quite complicated.

Jeff uses various pieces from stock photographs, with some additional digital painting and visual effects, to create highly detailed images of strong and sexy pop culture superstars. Here's a glimpse into the making of this striking portrait of Elsa from Frozen:

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See more of Jeff Chapman's amazing digital artwork over at Dorkly

Three Bear Cubs Up in a Tree

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Photo: Valtteri Mulkahainen

Wildlife photographer Valtteri Mulkahainen snapped this photo of three bear cubs climbing up a tree in Suomussalmi, Finland, while mama bear waited below.

No, the cute cubs aren't playing hide-and-seek with their mom. Rather, they were actually hiding from a male bear that's nearby. Mulkahainen told Ilta-Sanomat that the three cubs climbed up the tree for safety, while the female bear stayed on guard below. The cubs stayed in the tree for quite some time, but the male never showed up.

Astronaut Selfies

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Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin attended the SciTechLeaders Conference (because he is the Science Director of The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists), and took this photo with the other attendees. I wonder if this could be some kind of record for the most people in one selfie. One thing I found out is that Aldrin already holds a selfie record.

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Buzz Aldrin took the first spacewalk selfie when he reached out to the camera and snapped it during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966, although Michael Collins had taken a selfie inside a space capsule a few months earlier on the Gemini 10 mission. Neither astronaut could imagine at the time how ubiquitous that photography technique would become in the 21st century.

The Time R2-D2 and C-3PO Had a Pro Wrestling Match

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It was the 1970s. As anyone who lived through it can testify, it was a weird time to be alive (oh, the stories that Miss Cellania can tell!).

Specifically, it was 1979. The scene: a professional wrestling arena in Japan. Two men enter the ring, both dressed in sleek full body suits. One looks like R2-D2. The other looks like C-3PO. Yes, the droids who captured the world's attention just 2 years previously in Star Wars need cash, so they're taking a chance in the world of wrestling.

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So much depends upon this unique tag team match that, unfortunately, is not paired with Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin in appropriate leotards. But it's still a thrilling fight even without special effects.

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Horror Villains Who Aren't As Bad As They Seem

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Most horror movie villains epitomize evil, becoming the living embodiment of hatred, bloodlust, vengeance, anger or sheer psychopathia, but believe it or not there are some villains who simply don’t deserve all the hate.

These misunderstood monsters are simply acting on instinct, following their primal urges to devour primates who get in their way, or they’re simply searching for some existential thrills in their painful afterlife.

Cracked has put together a philosophically (and biologically) compelling article about 5 Horror Villains Who Aren't As Bad As They Seem, which may make you rethink your position on what makes a horror villain tick.

Dog Learns the Joy of Jumping on the Bed

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Loco the pit bull sees his girls having fun jumping on a mattress, and he wants to get in on the fun, too!

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When you think about it, this dog has a great life: he’s got a mattress on the floor, two little girls to play with, and parents who are laid back about things like jumping on a mattress. What else could a puppy want? A T-bone, maybe? Then Loco’s life would be perfect! -via Daily Picks and Flicks

15 Albums That Cost Way Too Much Money To Make

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Cost may not seem like a key factor in the recording of an album, as many artists are willing to show up and play for free if it means having an album recorded, but then the needless markups and inflated egos start jacking up the price.

Sadly, these costs often go to the recording staff, and the rental of the recording studio itself, and the artists see very little of the money used to record an album.

However, in the case of recording The Beach Boys album Smile, the star (Brian Wilson) was almost wholly responsible for the cost, which included:

an Arabian-style tent built in his house for the consumption of sandwiches, weed, and LSD, which ran $30,000 (about $220,000 now with inflation factored in). The placement of his piano in a sandbox filled with eight tons of premium beach sand could not have been cheap either. The economics behind "Good Vibrations," the song produced first and placed last on the track listing, was made public, approaching $75,000 ($550,000 today), including use of the Electro-Theremin itself (responsible for $15,000).

Read about 15 Albums That Cost A Fortune To Make at mental_floss

Hell Of A Lot Of Fun - Having A Bad Day? Buy A Balloon!

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Hell Of A Lot Of Fun by Jeremy Hawkins

Never let it be said that the powers that rule Hell don't have a sense of humor, and there's a common misconception that those unfortunate souls who end up in Hell don't know how to party. Truth is, many of them ended up there because they let themselves become pinheads by partying way too hard, so when they all ended up in the home of the Cenobites it just gave them all an excuse to keep on partying for the rest of their afterlife!

Show the world you're a hellraiser, and a Hellraiser fan, with this Hell Of A Lot Of Fun t-shirt by Jeremy Hawkins, it's the colorful way to celebrate all the happiness spread by those fun loving Cenobites.

Visit Jeremy Hawkins's Facebook fan page, official website, Twitter and Tumblr, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more horrifyingly good designs:

"War" Hol Hey Kids,Get Your Headphones On! Guitar Solo Gogh'tcha

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Forget Magic Mike XXL, Here Comes Regular Mike M/L

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Step aside, Channing Tatum, and take your Magic Mike XXL home because there's a new man in town and he's wow-ing all the girls with attentiveness and consideration.

Ladies, meet Regular Mike M/L, and swoon! You're welcome. And thank you. You look great!

Kitten and Owl Napping Together

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(Photo: Hukulou Coffee)

Hukulou Coffee in Osaka, Japan is an owl café. That’s like a cat café, but with owls. But sometimes other animals visit, such a rabbit and this cat. One of the resident owls has already made friends with the kitten. Together, they’ve become darlings of the internet. You can see more photos of this supremely adorable couple at Rocket News 24.

14 Fun Facts About The Terminator

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From our pal Today I Found Out, here's the new FlickFacts YouTube channel that promises to bring fun facts about some of your favorite movies. The first video is this one: 14 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Terminator.

For example:

... According to James Cameron, the idea for the Terminator came to him in a nightmare while he was directing the little known budget horror movie Piranha II: The Spawning. In the nightmare, Cameron claims he was chased by a mechanical skeleton, the image of which became the basis for the T-800 and the plot. [...]

Cameron was [...] hesitant to hire Schwarzenegger to play the film’s hero because at 6 feet 2 inches tall with the body of a Greek god, there were few actors in Hollywood Schwarzenegger wouldn’t tower over. Cameron actually planned to turn Schwarzenegger off the role by intentionally antagonising him over dinner and then going back to the studio to claim they’d clashed over “creative differences”. According to Cameron, the last thing he said to his roommate before leaving for lunch that day was “Do I owe you any money? Because I have to go pick a fight with Conan.”

Thanks Daven!

The Worlds Weirdest Ice Cream Trucks

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We all scream for ice cream, but you know what makes us scream even louder? Zombies. Fortunately, this brutal ice cream truck is ready to serve up all kinds of screams to unsuspecting victims patrons. And that's only one of the crazy trucks out there delivering delicious ice cream to the masses. Check out the rest of the list over at InventorSpot.

Ten Out Of This World TV Shows From The 1980s

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Sci-fi TV shows are super fun to watch, with strange science theories and wondrous otherworldly technology that make the whole storyline totally mind blowing. But do you know what really makes a sci-fi show out of this world? Aliens, that's what!

Here are ten classic 80s TV shows that feature aliens, or alien technology, as a main part of the plot:

1. The Greatest American Hero (1981-1983)-

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Mild mannered teacher Ralph Hinkley is given the opportunity of a lifetime when a group of aliens bestow a supersuit upon him, giving him a bunch of super powers he must learn to control before he can become a true hero.

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2. The Great Space Coaster (1981-1986)-

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The Great Space Coaster took children's television to an asteroid called Coasterville on the outer edge of the galaxy, and introduced them to all kinds of fun creatures like newscaster Gary Gnu, Edison the alien elephant thing and the space clown Baxter.

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