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Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:42:09 -0700

Copyright: 2017

Excited Electron - They Have The Power To Change Our Lives

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:00:02 -0700


Excited electron by Andropov

The fact that an electron has the power to lighten any mood is not lost on scientists, and because electrons have a negative elementary electric charge they work like a double negative and turn negative attitudes into positive ones! What, you say they don't work that way? Do you also deny that electrons are an essential component of magnetism, and that their field "aura" is not in any way magnetic? Sheesh, who's the Neddy Negatron now?!

Spread some smiles among the scientifically minded with this Excited Electron t-shirt by Andropov, it's a fun way to spark discussions with your fellow fans about electron-ica and the power subatomic particles have to change our lives!

Visit Andropov's Twitter, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more super smart designs:

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Don't be negative... BE A PROTON! Optimist, pessimist, SCIENTIST! sudo rm -rf / Rock & Rolle!

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Twerking Cat

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:00:01 -0700


You've seen how your cat gets ready to pounce on prey, whether real or toy: the head drops, the eyes dilate, and the hindquarters go into windup mode. Here we see Pusic (previously at Neatorama) putting that response to work. Shake that booty!

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Pusic's people spend a lot of time editing his voluminous video clips to bring you such entertaining productions. The soundtrack really makes it.

What The Descendents Of Dictators Are Up To Today

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:00:01 -0700


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You may hate members of your own family, finding them loathsome and annoying to be around, but imagine if your father was Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein or Slobodan Milošević, wouldn't you hate them more?


Sadly, many descendants of dictators don't hate their infamous parents at all, and some like Saddam's daughter Raghad Hussein feel their fascist relatives were actually misunderstood heroes.

Raghad has allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS and still remembers Saddam fondly even though he ordered her husband Hussein Kamel al-Majid's execution in 1996. Today Raghad makes jewelry inspired by her dead father, dead husband and her home country Iraq, where she'll likely never be able to return.


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Gaddafi's son Al-Saadi initially seemed to be turning his back on the family business of tyranny- he played football professionally for Libya and Perugia, partied like a celeb and even tried to break in to showbiz.


But when he approached Harvey Weinstein about a role he said "Libya would have to recognize Israel before he’d ever do any business with them", so Saadi went home and got involved in the Libyan civil war. His involvement landed him in a Libyan prison, where he is currently facing murder charges.

Slobodan's son Marko Milošević also loved to party like a celeb, using "his father's access to state revenue to fund a lavish lifestyle and establish a criminal network in Požarevac" while his father dealt with "the Kosovo problem"


Marko was once quoted as saying "guns are my passion", he once threatened a protestor with a chainsaw, and after his father's arrest he went on the lam to Russia, where he and his wife now run nightclubs in Moscow.

Read The Descendents Of Dictators: Where Are They Today here

Simon's Cat in Dinner Date: Just Desserts

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:00:01 -0700


We finally get part three of Simon Tofield's dinner date that began back in February. And as expected, Simon's Cat wants to be involved. To be honest, he wants to control the narrative.

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The cat is certainly proud of himself! You can also see part one and part two, in case you missed them. -via Laughing Squid

Doritos Is Releasing A Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Bag That Plays The Whole Soundtrack

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:01 -0700


Doritos has come up with a strange way to tie their Nacho Cheese chips in with Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2- they're including a music player loaded with the Awesome Mix Vol. 2 in limited edition bags.

All you have to do is plug your headphones into the jack in the front of the bag and you'll have some music to munch by courtesy of Doritos, which raises a galaxy's worth of questions.


How much will this bag of gimmicks cost? Is it Big Gulp  and Slurpee proof? The built-in player is rechargeable, so you can listen to the Vol. 2 Mix over and over again, but does anyone really want that, or will the bag become another unwanted piece of e-waste?

The bag comes out sometime today (April 28th) on Amazon so we'll know more soon, but one thing's for certain- someone will be trying to sell one for a fortune on eBay by next week!

-Via Thrillist

Would You Buy a Used Car from This Man?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:00:01 -0700


Eugene Romanovsky has finally decided to sell his 1996 Suzuki Vitara. He made an ad for the car that you will enjoy.

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Yeah, you want to buy this car after seeing the ad, but Romanovsky lives in Israel. I can't read Hebrew, but I don't think it's been sold yet. -via reddit

Nordstrom is Just Trolling Customers At This Point

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:01 -0700


In the last few months, Nordstrom has released an $85 rock in a leather holster and a $95 pair of mom jeans with clear plastic knees. Now they're really stepping up their game with a $425 pair of jeans that comes pre-dirtied with real mud.

The Barracuda Straight Legged Jeans are "workwear that's seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty." Because nothing says "I'm not afraid to get dirty" than paying for someone else dirty your pants for you.

If you really want to go all out, you can even buy the matching $425 jacket also covered in mud

Via ABC Buffalo

10 Easy-to-Grow Plants for First-Time Gardeners

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:01 -0700


If you've caught the gardening bug because you finally have the land and the weather to do it, good luck in what is sure to become a satisfying hobby. First off, expect some failures, because that happens any time you try something new. To lessen the risk of complete failure, don't concentrate on just one kind of plant. And the real secret to gardening is to get rid of your failures immediately and show off your successes. Where should you start? Mental_floss has a list of 10 plants that are fairly easy for beginners to grow compared to what you'll want to try next, with some basic instructions. Flowers, vegetables, and herbs are all there. My only addition is to skip the root vegetables unless you have a spot of soft, well-drained soil with no rocks in it. And don't try to grow something you won't eat, because you may be too successful!  

Why Living On The Enterprise Would Be Awful

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0700


Some aspects of life on the Starship Enterprise would appeal to all sci-fi fans- meeting aliens from all over the galaxy, having all of your needs met by machines, the cool clothes, the tech and the holodeck, just to name a few.

But life aboard the Enterprise would have been an absolute nightmare for both the crew and the hundreds of civilians living on board, as they try to get through their day without being phased or blown up.


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This fun video by Grunge discusses the main reasons why living on a Star Trek starship would be a nightmare, including horrifying transporter malfunctions, malfunctioning crew members and the scariest reason of all- you live at your job.

The Nazi Who Infiltrated National Geographic

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:00:01 -0700


A propaganda program in Nazi Germany featured a commentator who called himself Paul Revere. He was an American who lauded the Hitler and the Nazi party in English six nights a week. Americans could monitor the show on short wave radio, and were shocked when the broadcaster eventually identified himself in May of 1941 as Douglas Chandler, a contributor to National Geographic magazine. In fact, he had photographed a 47-page article about Berlin a few years earlier for the magazine, which eventually became an embarrassment to the Nation Geographic Society.  

At National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., a memo was circulating among top editors with a newspaper clipping from The Washington Post: “Nazi ‘Paul Revere’ Proves Former Baltimore Man.” Letters began pouring in from magazine subscribers who had been listening to the disparaging broadcasts, in which Chandler had boasted about his employer while repeatedly railing against its leadership.

“I couldn’t have been more surprised if it had been the Annual Report of the Ladies’ Benevolent Society being ripped to ribbons!” wrote one concerned reader, who had heard the magazine mentioned a dozen times. “This is what I am curious about—how did the Nazis come to have such a spite against the ‘National Geographic’?”

Both National Geographic and the FBI had already been investigating Chandler’s Nazi ties. But now, with his radio reveal, the American public discovered that a National Geographic writer had—loudly—taken up the Nazi’s cause.

Now, National Geographic tells the story of Douglas Chandler, his relationship to the magazine, and how he became a traitor to his country.

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Talented Carpenter Demonstrates How He Turns A Beech Wood Log Into A Bowl

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:00:01 -0700


Watching videos of people using tools in the shop to cut, smash, burn, blow up and otherwise destroy stuff is cool, but to me it's even cooler to see a talented craftsman at work making something beautiful.

If you've ever wondered how a woodworker or carpenter takes a section of beech log and turns it into a bowl then you'll find this video from STEREOKROMA's Canadian artisan series Oú Se Trouve most enlightening:

Today we’re featuring Pat Laperrière of Le PicBois from Quebec who is a woodworker primarily focused on wood turning. In this video, he demonstrates how he makes a simple, yet beautiful wooden bowl out of a log of beech. Pat has been woodturning for three years, and although he makes it look easy, it’s quite a dangerous and skillful endevour.


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-Via Laughing Squid

Waifu Material - If You Liked It Then You Should Have Put A Ringu On It

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:00:02 -0700

Waifu Material by Inkling ApparelThere's a difference between being a wife and being waifu, and it's not just the spelling of the word. It has to do with reality and fantasy, the truth about love and marriage and the fiction seen on the TV screen, real life women and unrealistic anime girls. Many fans search their entire lives to find someone who lives up to their anime-influenced standards, looking for that perfect person they'll never really find. But maybe if more people just embraced the waifu within them and started letting themselves be a bit more imaginative and dream a little harder we wouldn't see the difference between wives and waifu. And the world would be a nerdier place, with more love and acceptance for all!Advertise your anime side with this Waifu Material t-shirt by Inkling Apparel, and show the world you're as rare as a unicorn- and every bit as real!Visit Inkling Apparel's Instagram, then head on over to her NeatoShop for more otaku approved designs: CMYK BLK HIME WHITE BTS Member Shirt AGYEO View more designs by Inkling Apparel | More Funny T-shirts | New T-ShirtsAre you a professional illustrator or T-shirt designer? Let's chat! Sell your designs on the NeatoShop and get featured in front of tons of potential new fans on Neatorama![...]

Pop Culture Characters in Van Gogh's Starry Night

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:00:01 -0700


Artist Aja Kusick has a series of paintings that set fictional characters into the beautiful landscape of Van Gogh's iconic painting Starry Night. After a blog mistakenly attributed Kusick's painting of the Eiffel Tower to Van Gogh, she decided to run with the idea of "things Van Gogh never saw." Kusick painted scenes such as Van Gogh Was Never Abducted and Van Gogh Never Saw the Empire


The good news is that we can see those things, and even buy them. Prints of Kusick's artworks are available for purchase at her Etsy shop Sagittarius Gallery. -via TVOM

What The Terminator Says In The Spanish Language Version Of T2 Instead Of "Hasta La Vista, Baby"

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:01 -0700


It's doubtful Arnold Schwarzenegger knew how iconic his "Hasta la vista, baby" line from Terminator 2: Judgment Day would become, but now we can't say "see you later" in Spanish without hearing Arnie's voice in our heads.

But curious and geeky minds want to know- what does Arnie say in the Spanish language version of T2?


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Apparently he says "Sayonara, baby", which is hilarious enough, but in the Japanese language version he says "Cheerio then, love". WTF is that all about?!

-Via Boing Boing

10 Ways the Bicycle Moved Us Forward

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:00:00 -0700

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How two little wheels spun a revolution in dating, fashion, medicine, and space travel.


When bicycle prices dropped in the 1890s, people of modest means could afford their own transport for the first time. The effect on romance was profound: Long-distance courtships were possible. People could date outside their parishes, which, according to British geneticist Steve Jones, widened the gene pool, making the bicycle “the most important event in recent human evolution.”  


An Oral History of Austin Powers

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:01 -0700


It's been twenty years since Mike Myers introduced us to Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery. The movie was a sendup of James Bond films, with the added flavor of other 1960s pop culture icons like Peter Sellers and the Beatles, and every other '60s trope they could throw in. Myers, director Jay Roach, Elizabeth Hurley, and almost all the cast got together to tell us how the movie came about.

Roach That nudity-blocking scene with Mike and Elizabeth — I shot 25 takes of that. We kept thinking it had to play out continuously, so I just kept shooting until there was a take that every single thing lined up perfectly. It was a hilarious scene, but it was actually really stressful because we were starting to feel like we may never get it.

Myers It took a lot of rehearsal. All I had to do was follow a pattern on a rug. It was Elizabeth who was going off of a reverse-polarity screen camera, left to camera right.

Hurley Bizarrely, we shot it in the Scientology Celebrity Centre in L.A. It took a whole day, as it was one continuous take. Mike and I were nude but covered with little bits of red sticky tape. We all knew each other so well by then, so we weren't self-conscious.

Read all about Austin Powers from the people who were there, at the Hollywood Reporter.  -via the A.V. Club

She Couldn't Believe She Had a Wrong Number

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:00:01 -0700



On Monday, a woman tried to text her daughter Jess and have her stop at the store for some groceries on the way home. But she dialed a wrong number and instead the message went to a 35-year-old man. That's normal enough, but when he told her she had the wrong number, she did not believe him, and kept texting pretty much all day long. So he decided to have some fun, since she was stubbornly believing he was Jess. When she finally came to the realization that he was not her daughter, she turned her anger on him, the poor guy who was just chilling' at home with his wife when a strange woman texted. These are just two screenshots of 13 that tell the story. See them all at Boing Boing.

Kids These Days

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:27:10 -0700


It's a sure sign that you're getting older when you realize your kids are cooler than you ever were. Maybe you'll be lucky and that will happen when they are just a bit older than these children. It's the latest comic from Chris at Lunarbaboon.

Wonder Woman, A Symbol of Progress

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:00:02 -0700


Wonder Woman was a breakthrough character for DC Comics in that she was a (gasp) woman! Since her debut in 1941, she's been a symbol of a woman's power, although a problematic one, having been written and drawn by men for a male audience. And even so, she got the short end of the stick in pop culture.

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Nevertheless, Wonder Woman persevered. And she will finally get a theatrical movie this summer. Learn the history of Wonder Woman in this video from kaptainkristian. -via Tastefully Offensive

Artificial Intelligence, Judging Your Style

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:00:01 -0700


Amazon has introduced the new Echo Look. This is a new feature of the Echo and its personal assistant Alexa that looks at you and tells you when your fashion choices are acceptable. And it will sell you better clothing. What could possibly go wrong? For one thing, you might want to never take your clothes off in the same room with the device. And think about how much information Amazon can gather with a full-length picture of you in your home.

This might seem overly speculative or alarmist to some, but Amazon isn’t offering any reassurance that they won’t be doing more with data gathered from the Echo Look. When asked if the company would use machine learning to analyze users’ photos for any purpose other than fashion advice, a representative simply told The Verge that they “can’t speculate” on the topic. The rep did stress that users can delete videos and photos taken by the Look at any time, but until they do, it seems this content will be stored indefinitely on Amazon’s servers.

This non-denial means the Echo Look could potentially provide Amazon with the resource every AI company craves: data. And full-length photos of people taken regularly in the same location would be a particularly valuable dataset — even more so if you combine this information with everything else Amazon knows about its customers (their shopping habits, for one). But when asked whether the company would ever combine these two datasets, an Amazon rep only gave the same, canned answer: “Can’t speculate.”

Read more about the Amazon Echo Look at The Verge. -via Metafilter

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Little Boy Crashes His Bike After Being Distracted By Racy Strip Club Ad

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:00:01 -0700


You've gotta keep your eyes on the road, or the sidewalk as the case may be, when you're riding your bike around the city or you may end up chewing concrete, or worse.

That's why we teach kids to ride safely and to be aware of their surroundings while they ride, but what's a boy to do when his eyes spy a racy ad for a strip club on a nearby van while he's riding along? He should try to tear his eyes away from the ad before he crashes!


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Here's what the boy's uncle has to say about the clip:

"I was babysitting my nephew and saw the Privé car with the naked girls posters on their car, so I started filming it for a friend, you know, just between guys. Meanwhile Dali (my nephew) was biking behind me, suddenly, very loudly saying "Oh La La", which he does when he sees girls, haha! And he was so into it, that he crashed into the restaurants outdoor seating with his bike! The girl walking by was just a stranger passing by, and ran up to help him. In all it was just a random act that led to this very funny movie clip!"

-Via Laughing Squad

Letter from a Student

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:01 -0700


Redditor shanekeith_ shared a letter his workplace received from a student somewhere far from Missouri. Even though he or she struggled to get three paragraphs, you can tell this kid is going places (although probably not Missouri, because he is only eleven). Honestly, if you were to received a letter from a stranger, wouldn't you rather see some humor and personality than a perfectly-composed business letter? Anyway, shanekeith_ works at Breakout KC, an escape room experience in Kansas City. He says they have plenty of cool stuff laying around, and will send the kid something that will blow his mind. If you can't read the letter, you can enlarge the image here.

Dark Guts - Make Mind And Body One And You'll Have An Edge On All

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:02 -0700

Dark Guts by Coinbox TeesWarriors for hire hardly have any time to collect their thoughts since they're constantly at work fighting in another war, but Guts finds time to rest and reflect because his mind has a deep, dark undercurrent from which he derives his strength. And when you've seen as much needless death, destruction and carnage as Guts has it's enough to drive you berserk unless you take some time to process it all. They say your weapon will cut deeper if you hone its edge and keep it sharp, and the same can be said of the mind, the part of your body most often underestimated when you're a massive man. But Guts has proven that to be truly mighty you must bring mind and body together and become the ultimate weapon.Add some dark fantasy awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe with this Dark Guts t-shirt by Coinbox Tees, and watch your fellow anime fans huzzah with delight when they see your cool new shirt!Visit Coinbox Tees's Facebook fan page, Tumblr and Twitter, then head on over to their NeatoShop for more mighty geeky designs: Super princess sisters! Hunters & Monsters Get in the bag! This Aint no game View more designs by Coinbox Tees | More Cartoon T-shirts | New T-ShirtsAre you a professional illustrator or T-shirt designer? Let's chat! Sell your designs on the NeatoShop and get featured in front of tons of potential new fans on Neatorama![...]

Tricky Real Estate Listing Photo Hides The Truth About This Home

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:01 -0700


This cute house in Sydney seems like the kind of place that would sell itself- it's a newer three bedroom house with a yard, it's affordable and located in a nice neighborhood, making it the perfect starter home.

Or it would be perfect had the real estate agent not cleverly photographed it in a way that omits one huge detail- it's situated right in front of a giant water tower.


The real estate agent insists the image has not been Photoshopped because, according to, altering the pic could result in a massive fine, but no matter how you look at it that is one shifty agent!

-Via 22Words

You're Eating at a Buffet Wrong

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:00:01 -0700


How do you get your money's worth at a buffet? The Food Network is here to tell us how we've been doing it wrong. See, buffet eating is a zero-sum game, and you have to have a proper strategy to win.

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On the other hand, you can decide that eating out is not a competition, but an experience that you pay to enjoy. If you enjoy the food and the experience, then you've won, no matter where you are. If your local buffet restaurant is full of diners trying to "beat the house," the experience will not be great and the food is probably sub-par. Maybe you should patronize a restaurant that gives you the good experience you are paying for.  -via Boing Boing

Tightly Cropped Portraits Of People On The Edge

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:01 -0700


The world is full of people who fear life on the edge, those who wish they could live on the edge and those hard cases with faces that prove every day of their life is lived on the edge.


Photographer Bruce Gilden shoots close-up portraits of the hard cases, the folks walking around with a face that shows they've lived a hard life with every line, wrinkle, scar, sore and open wound on it.


Bruce's book Face collects all the edgy and tightly cropped portraits of the street people who make squares uncomfortable, those who have fallen on hard times with the mugs to match and the odd characters he happened to meet on the road.


See Pain Is Skin Deep: Extreme Close-Up Portraits Of People On The Edge here

The Legacy of Star Wars' Journal of the Whills

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:00:01 -0700


When George Lucas was working on the early drafts of what would become Star Wars, he was going to have the story narrated by a character who was explaining it to a a more advanced species long after the fact. The "Journal of the Whills" was the written, or otherwise recorded, account of the Skywalker saga. The idea was scrapped long before the script was finished, but Lucas' early idea managed to hang around long enough to find its way into the Expanded Universe, and then into the official novelization of The Force Awakens. Read the story of the Journal of the Whills at Den of Geek.  

Satisfying Videos Of A Water Jet Cutting Through Tough Stuff

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:00:01 -0700


We recently shared styropro's dazzling laser bazooka, which can burn a hole right through a computer case, but do you know what's way better at cutting stuff than his homemade laser beam?

A water jet spraying at 60,000 PSI, which is so powerful it easily bisects a bowling ball, camera, spare tire, and more tough stuff you'd never expect water and sand to slice right through.

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The Waterjet Channel features all kinds of wet and wild videos that demonstrate the power of water under pressure, but my favorite is the one where they cut an SLR camera in half because it's so revealing.


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-Via Mic

Blooper Reels That Will Change the Way You See Horror Movies

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:00:01 -0700


When you see a scary movie, you tell yourself, "It's only a movie, it's only a movie." but you're still frightened. There's nothing that will kill that mood like seeing the production reels with actors falling into giggles when they're supposed to be dying in some gruesome way. Production crews archive bloopers as a matter of course these days, but it may be years before the public sees them. Check out blooper reels from the horror moviesThe Descent, Scream, Scream 4, House of Wax, Halloween, Jennifer's Body, The Witch, Shaun of the Dead, and Silence of the Lambs at TVOM. You can assume that all blooper reels will contains some NSFW language.

These Restaurants Hook Customers With Their Hilarious Names

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:01 -0700


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Restaurateurs can get customers to eat at their restaurants by mailing out menus and coupons, making food so good that Yelp reviews and word of mouth bring in the eaters, or they can use a gimmick.

And the most popular gimmick is also the most effective- the funny name.


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Name your restaurant something forgettable like "burger barn" or "chicken shack" and you won't be remembered, but name your Thai restaurant "Thai Tanic" and people will line up to go on a culinary cruise!


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And when a funny name isn't enough capitalize on a pop culture trend, like Hammontree did with their Star Wars-themed grilled cheese sandwich food truck the Grillenium Falcon. If only they'd served up sandwiches shaped like the Millennium Falcon they might still be in business...


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See 17 Of The Most Hilarious Restaurant Names here