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Please Touch the Art: 3D Printed Masterworks for the Blind

A group of digital professionals in Finland is on a mission to provide equal access to visual art.<p>Unseen Art wants to give the <i>Mona Lisa</i> and other world-renowned artworks the 3D treatment so that they can be touched, making them accessible to the blind and visually impaired. “There are many people …

The 6 Freakiest Waterslides Around The World

Because there's nothing like flying 60 mph in your speedo.<p>Few good things result when water and gravity meet. Getting caught in a torrential downpour on your way to a date? No thanks. Slipping on a puddle in the lobby of your office? Save it for the next guy.<p>Waterslides, however, are a different …

Water Parks

Top 10 Terrifying Criminals Still On The Run

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Arduino

The bizarre case of Rachel Dolezal, white NAACP leader who pretended to be black

Here’s 10 things you need to know regarding what is by far the weirdest, most surreal story of the week, a viral sensation which exploded all over the Interwebs on Friday, and set the Twittersphere on fire:<p><b>1)</b> Rachel Dolezal is the 37-year-old head of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP – …

Rachel Dolezal

Interview: The Late Mary Ellen Mark on Documenting Seattle’s Street Youth

Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has had her photographs featured in publications such as <i>Life</i>, <i>The New Yorker</i>, and <i>Vanity Fair</i>, died …

4 Ways My Life Changed in 4 Years of Sobriety

I painted this mug four years ago on May 25, 2011. I was hungover, shaking, and scared as I painted these lyrics from the song <i>Fee</i> by one of my most favorite bands, Phish. The three days prior, despite the promises I made to myself, I spent drinking and feeling completely powerless over alcohol. I …

Waterfall Jumping Is the Next Cliff Diving

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a droplet of water cascading off of a cliff? If you try waterfall jumping, you might just find out.<p>The first leap from the top of a waterfall was horrifying. I’m not used to jumping off the equivalent of a four-story building into a river where the roaring water is …

Costa Rica

ICYMI: Listen to Frank Ocean's Haunting Tribute to Aaliyah - PAPER

There are both good and a not-so-good ways to honor Aaliyah's R&B; legacy and lasting contribution to music. <i>Lifetime</i>'s biopic? Bad. Drake's tattoos? Possibly worse. But Frank Ocean's cover of The Isley Brother's "At Your Best (You Are Love)," a song that Aaliyah made undeniably her own on her 1994 …

Music

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Rare Earth

Homeless People Share Surprising Facts About Themselves

Homelessness isn't something that only happens to the mentally disabled and financially destitute, there are plenty of people from all walks of life …

Large Canines and the Little Children Who Love Them

Image: Vin J.<p>A few weeks ago I featured Giants of the Canine World. Here they are again with some of their most enthusiastic cheerleaders and …

Eat These Creepy Baby Pears ... Before They Wake Up and Eat YOU!

We've told you about the strange baby pears before on Neatorama, but I'm sure some of you haven't seen them before. So let's share in the horror joy …

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The Craziest Haircuts You Will See Today

Master barber Rob ‘The Original’ Ferrel is a hair artist from Los Angeles, California and currently based in San Antonio, Texas where he owns and …

Video: man encounters gray whales off Ocean Beach

The only thing better than a good whale story is good whale video. Well, we’re all in luck because one San Francisco man captured incredible up-close footage of two gray whales while he and a friend paddle-boarded off Ocean Beach.<p>The video, which was posted on YouTube Friday, shows Mike Lane and …

Delightful 3D Illusion Sand Drawings

New Zealand-based art group 3D Sand Drawing creates delightful 3D illusion sand drawings that appear to pop out of the beach. The group was founded …

A Tribute to Budgie, Delightful Bird Illustrations Made out of Food

Illustrator and food stylist Anna Kevile Joyce and photographer Agustín Nieto created bird illustrations out of food in the delightful series “A …

100-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Plucked From Baltic Sea

On a nature hike along Germany's Baltic Coast in 1913, 20-year-old Richard Platz scrawled a note on a postcard, shoved it into a brown beer bottle, corked it and tossed it into the sea.<p>Where it traveled, no one knows for sure, but it was pulled out of the Baltic Sea by a fisherman last month not …

Broken Mirror/Evening Sky: Unique Sunset Photos Shot Through Shattered Mirrors

Sunsets are beautiful. They’ve inspired songs and paintings, they’ve been the backdrops to weddings and celebrations, and overall they’re natures way …

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Wooden Skate Decks Beautifully Designed by Laser Engraving

Customized skate decks are nothing new, but you've probably never seen them look like this before. Brooklyn-based design studio Magnetic Kitchen used their talents and laser cutter to permanently transfer artwork onto premium maple wood boards. The process creates a unique embossed effect by …

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