Archive for January 25th, 2010

Frog Getting Scratched

I've never actually tried to pet a toad, but I certainly didn't think they would react to it like this. LinkFunny, videos, animals, frogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/frog-getting-scratched/

Oceans of Bling

Researchers say that Uranus and Neptune may have full oceans of liquid diamonds with giant diamond icebergs floating through them. The research showed that when diamonds are in their liquid state, they function similar t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/oceans-of-bling/

Fascinating Stories of Animal Prosthetics

Neatorama has featured a number of stories about animals who have received prosthetics before, including Beauty the Bald Eagle, who lost her beak when it was shot by a hunter. WebEcoist has a great collection of thes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/fascinating-stories-of-animal-prosthetics/

15 Cute Animals That Will Cause You Horrible Harm

Normally nature gives you hints that an animal is likely to bite off your face, but sometimes the threat is hidden in an adorable, often cuddly package. Take the puffer fish for example:Puffer fish are hilarious and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/15-cute-animals-that-will-cause-you-horrible-harm/

Bear vs Cat

(YouTube Link) This should counter the hornet massacre from earlier with a more interesting look at animals confronting each other.  Anyone know the location?  Vietnam?  The giggling girl makes me smile big. via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/bear-vs-cat/

Ceiling Cat is Watching Your Interest Rate

Nowadays you can customize your debit or credit card with a (non copyright-violatin' or pornish) photo you send to the card makers at your bank.  When Flickr user Tony Webster saw that, he naturally chose an LOL Cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/ceiling-cat-is-watching-your-interest-rate/

You Drive What?

You Drive What? is a photoblog of unusual cars, tricked out, pimped out, and worn out: Youdrivewhat.com is here to show the rest of the world what (for some reason) you feel is an awesome ride. You dec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/you-drive-what/

World Leader or NFL Placekicker?

How well do you know your world leaders, or NFL placekickers? You'd think this Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss would be easy, but you may need some real luck to identify these twelve names. I didn't know any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/world-leader-or-nfl-placekicker/

The Puffin: A Personal Aircraft

NASA is developing an aerial vehicle that will probably come as close to the personal jet-pack we were looking forward to.  The "Puffin" features Vertical Takeoff and Landing, an electric engine, and a face-melting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/the-puffin-a-personal-aircraft/

Scott Meets Family Circus

Scott Meets Family Circus is comedian Scott Gairdner's skewering of Bill Keane's sentimental comic Family Circus. Gairdner is not amused by the comic's puns and childish musings. Content warning:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/scott-meets-family-circus/

You're Swimming Out of the Frame!

This video clip has been a true Internet meme here in Sweden. It's in Swedish, but I've done my best to add English subtitles, so that you Neatorama fans also can enjoy it. Link - Tvjournalistjavisst via Pushaswed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/youre-swimming-out-of-the-frame/

The 10 Strangest Books in the English Language

Daniel Finkelstein of The Times has a list of ten decidedly odd books, including Toilet Paper Origami: Guests with Fancy Folds & Simple Surface Embellishments by Linda Wright. Others include a homemaki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/the-10-strangest-books-in-the-english-language/

30 vs 30,000

(YouTube Link) A few years ago, Alex ran a post on the Japanese hornet, a particularly large and "mean flying machine."   As pointed out, the hornets prey on smaller honeybees, but can often be baked alive by a swa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/30-vs-30000/

Interspecies Friends

Interspecies Friends is a photoblog all about animals of different species either being friends or at least not killing each other. Sometimes, even predator-prey relationships are nullified by sheer cutenes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/interspecies-friends/

Skeet Shooting with a Tank

(YouTube Link) Put that shotgun away. This Australian beer commercial proposes a new sport: skeet shooting with a tank. Previously on Neatorama: skeet fishing. via Wandering Goblincommercials, tank, skeet sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/skeet-shooting-with-a-tank/

Lunch Notes

Chris' "permanent roommate" packs his lunch with notes that are kind of like a smile for an appetizer. Anyway, when we have leftover dinner, the permanent roommate packs us both a lunch. Since they look identica...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/lunch-notes/

Cat Temple

Archaeologists have recently found a temple underneath the city of Alexandria, Egypt dedicated to the cat goddess Bastet. It contains around 600 statues of cats! Egyptian archaeologists who found the temple say it w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/cat-temple/

Vinegar and Milk

Vinegar and milk, together in one commercially-available drink in Japan. Only those who can read the Japanese label will see that it also contains grapefruit juice. Link -via Arbroathjapan, Drink, milk, vinegar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/vinegar-and-milk/

I Can Has History?

You see here only a small portion of a much larger graphic showing a timeline, or maybe a family tree, of famous LOLcats we all know and love. Happycat, who was the first to ask for a cheeseburger, is at the top and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/i-can-has-history/

It’s Always Tea Time Somewhere!

January is National Hot Tea Month, and to celebrate, we at Neatorama invite you to brew a cup of your favorite variety and curl up for some good old fashioned facts about one of the most popular beverages in the world --...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/its-always-tea-time-somewhere/

Charlie Brown TIE Fighter

Photo: gammaraybots [Flickr]What do you get when you mash up Charles M. Schulz's comic Peanuts with Star Wars? Behold the Charlie Brown TIE Fighter by Tom Torrey: Link - via The Zeray GazetteStar Wars, peanuts,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/charlie-brown-tie-fighter/

WWII Poison Gas Warning Posters

Flickr links: Mustard Gas | PhosgeneYes, Minnesotastan has posted about the Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine's photo collection on Flickr before on Neatorama, but I found these poste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/wwii-poison-gas-warning-posters/

Epic Wedding Invitation, The Trailer

Jeff Wong and Erin Martin are about to get married, but sending out regular save the date notices won't work for this couple. No siree! So they opted for this instead: the Epic Wedding Trailer. Watch and weep: Link [embe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/epic-wedding-invitation-the-trailer/

Evolution's First Footprints?

Scientists have discovered what may be the world's oldest set of footprints. The fossil record may be evidence of a four-legged animal's first steps on land 397 million years ago:Scientists tell the journal Nature th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/evolutions-first-footprints/

Lobster Man

Photo: daryl mitchell [Flickr]Why waste all those shells from your lobster dinner when you can turn them into art? Here's Lobster Man, as spotted by Daryl Mitchell in Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada.That is all....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/lobster-man/

The Swan Divorce

Love is dead ... No, no. Not Brangelina splitting up. We're talking about a pair of swans at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre at Slimbridge, England. Swans are famous f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/the-swan-divorce/

Megwin Guy Juggles: What Just Happened Here, Folks?

This moment in WTF is brought to you by Johnny Cat's blog The Litter Box. Now, can someone tell me what in the world is the Megwin guy doing? What just happened there?Link [embedded YouTube clip] juggling, megwin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/25/megwin-guy-juggles-what-just-happened-here-folks/
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