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The following article is from the new book Uncle John’s Uncanny Bathroom Reader.Looking for a theme for your next road trip? How about “Places Where My Favorite Horror Films Were Shot”? If that appeals to you, here are a few scary spots you’ll want to add to your agenda.SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)Creepy Place: The house where serial killer “Buffalo Bill” (Ted Levine) lived, where he kept kidnapped women in a pit in the basement, and where he is e...
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(Winter Wonderland Lulu cosplay by Nimdra)Cosplayers already look cool when they're strutting around in costume, except for those rare awkward moments when their costumes clash with their surroundings, but posing for cosplay photos in the snow is the coolest!But cosplaying in the snow requires a different kind of commitment than Con cosplay, and those cosplayers who decide to pose for a themed shoot in the winter know they have to go big.For exam...
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Orion, the Man Who Would Be Elvis. http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/13/Orion-the-Man-Who-Would-Be-Elvis/ Or at least, that's what the record company wanted us to think. 
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How to Raise a 165-Year-Old-Cat. http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/12/How-to-Raise-a-165-Year-Old-Cat/ Jake Perry really pampers his pets. 
(Image credit: Nazario Graziano)Bacon, Champagne, and 3-D movies? Why one Texas man thinks he’s uncovered an unlikely formula for feline longevity.Jake Perry is a cat man. Standing about 5-foot-7 and often clad in workman’s clothes, the 85-year-old Austin, Texas, plumber is also a father and husband. But anyone who’s met Perry will tell you—first and foremost, he’s a cat man.Perry’s cats broke the Guinness World Record for oldest cat. Twice, actu...
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The First Super Bowl. http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/11/The-First-Super-Bowl/ It was 50 years ago this weekend. 
Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. (Image credit: Jimberg13)The first Super Bowl took place on January 15, 1967. The game was not universally called "the Super Bowl." Many sources called it the much more syllabic AFL-NFL World Championship Game. It would still take a year or two before the more catchy "Super Bowl" became the game's agreed-upon moniker...
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The Real Estate Deal of a Lifetime. http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/09/The-Real-Estate-Deal-of-a-Lifetime/ This reverse mortgage worked out spectacularly well for the seller. 
The following article is from the new book Uncle John’s Uncanny Bathroom Reader.(Image credit: Flickr user Ming-yen Hsu)There’s an old saying that the three rules of real estate are “location, location, location.” In France, there’s a type of real estate transaction where what really matters is “mortality, mortality, mortality.”BON VIAGEROne problem that confronts cash-strapped senior citizens in many parts of the world is how to access the equit...
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20 Geek Valentine's Day Cards Your Nerdy Sweetie is Sure to Love. http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/20/20-Geek-Valentines-Day-Cards-Your-Nerdy-Sweetie-is-Sure-to-Love/
Valentine's Day is coming soon and if you're looking for the perfect card for your special nerdy someone, now is the perfect time to start searching Etsy so you can be sure it will arrive on time. Here are a few of the most delightfully geeky cards we could find (and if you're a procrastinator, you'll want to keep a particular eye out for the printable designs you can just create at home).AT-AT's and HeartsWalkers mean something different to Star...
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A History of Pepsi Cola. http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/18/A-History-of-Pepsi-Cola/ Eddie Deezen has the story. 
Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Pepsi Cola was originally called "Brad's Drink" and marketed in Bern, North Carolina in the early 1890's by pharmacist Caleb Bradham. Bradham = "Brad's Drink," get it?By 1898, the name Pepsi was officially adopted. The name "Pepsi Cola" is derived from the pepsin and cola nuts in the recipe. Pepsi was originally mark...
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5 Strange Microbes that Don't Play by the Rules (and 1 Bonus Organism). http://mentalfloss.com/article/90779/5-strange-microbes-and-1-bonus-organism
The world is teeming with life, and we're always discovering new species—including some that stretch the limits of how we view and classify biological life forms. Here are a few that clearly don't play by the rules.
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12 Cool Ice and Snow Festivals Happening This Winter. http://mentalfloss.com/article/90591/12-cool-ice-and-snow-festivals-happening-winter
You might be surprised by how many towns go out of their way to celebrate icy weather and snow!
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Plucked from Obscurity: Technology + Animals. http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/Plucked-from-Obscurity-Technology-Animals/ Weird animal inventions and patents that never caught on. 
The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!Inventive, yet under-publicized devicesby Marina Tsipis, Improbable Research staffThe history of technology is, in part, the history of machinery that works in cooperation with animals (or with things that look or sound like animals). Here is a part of that part of technology history.Dog-Assisted SurveillanceU.S. pat...
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Mental floss's intrepid reporter immerses himself in calculus to master the game. (Image credit: Nazario Graziano)The bus to Atlantic City is oversold, over-air-conditioned, and struggling to get out of Manhattan. Normally, I’d appreciate the irony that Greyhound dubs this shuttle the Lucky Streak, but right now I’m too busy sorting through my notes about implied odds, effective value, and something called “M-ratio.”Two weeks ago, this pile o...
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