Archive for May 27th, 2010

How Twilight Works

The Oatmeal skewers the over 40 year-old Twilight fan base in this hilarious step by step breakdown of the science of the series. Twilight is painted as a diabolically designed trap, able to turn all but the strongest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/how-twilight-works/

Profile of a Building: The Flatiron Building

The Flatiron building was one of the first skyscrapers in New York, and its iconic shape, an extremely narrow triangle, is recognized throughout the world as a unique and interesting building. The New York Times*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/profile-of-a-building-the-flatiron-building/

Dog Surprises Police Officer

(YouTube link) Plattsburg, Missouri police officer Nick Shepherd responded to a call for help involving a dog stuck in a fence. The wire was twisted, and Shepherd cut the fencing to free the dog. He then tried to capt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/dog-surprises-police-officer/

Real Hoverboard

(Video Link) Well, real in the sense that opposing magnets suspend this Back to the Future model in the air without any structural support. French artist Nils Guadagnin made it for an art installation:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/real-hoverboard/

Horse Cosplay

It's a problem that we've all faced from time to time: you and your horse have been invited to a costume party, but your horse has nothing to wear. Thankfully, a Costa Rican company called The Horse Tailor offers cu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/horse-cosplay/

Artificial Butterfly

Japanese researchers built a functional life-sized model of a butterfly. They did so in order to test their hypothesis on the flight mechanics of a particular species: To prove that the swallowtail achieves f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/artificial-butterfly/

The Versailles of Spain

La Granja De San Ildefonso is a smaller version of the world famous Versailles in France. Built in the Baroque style, this 18th century palace attracts tourists from all over the world with its exquisite decor and mass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/the-versailles-of-spain/

That's Where the Water Went!

The staff at Etali Safari Lodge in South Africa tried to find the leak in the hot tub for weeks, but didn't find out why it was losing water every day until a guest took a picture. An elephant named Troublesome was drink...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/thats-where-the-water-went/

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti

Psychologist Milton Rokeach took three psychotic men, each who believed they were Jesus Christ, and put them together at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan. It was an experiment in identity, since all three men knew th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/the-three-christs-of-ypsilanti/

Captain Kirk is Climbing a Mountain

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU2ftCitvyQ] [YouTube - link] William Shatner is the unwitting star of a catchy dance mix from New York group Fall On Your Sword. The original Shatner interview was about Captain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/captain-kirk-is-climbing-mountain/

101 Uses For An Unwanted Wedding Dress

Kevin Cotter was devasted when his wife of 12 years moved out last July. She packed up the car with all her possessions but she left one thing in her closet. "What do you want me to do with that?" he asked her.  "What...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/101-uses-for-an-unwanted-wedding-dress/

Upcoming 9/11 Memorial on Google Earth

Thanks to a partnership between Google and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, a full, 3D, accurate model of the upcoming memorial is visible on Google Earth. Even though the memorial isn't slated to be fini...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/upcoming-911-memorial-fully-explorable-on-google-earth/

Man Devotes His Life to Marbles

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4mKwmvV3a8][YouTube - Link]The interviewer (as far as I can tell, this is from Belgian TV) and soundtrack make this out to be a sad story of an obsessed man, but when watching the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/man-devotes-his-life-to-marbles/

Biggest House in America for Sale

For just $75 million and change, this 30-bedroom, 23-bath home near Orlando, Florida could be yours. It comes with a children's theater, a roller rink, a baseball field, two tennis courts, three swimming pools, 11 kitche...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/biggest-house-in-america-for-sale/

What Is It? Game 140: Upon Penalty of Death!

"Upon Penalty of Death" - that sounds downright gruesome, but this week's What Is It? game, is anything but! Can you tell us what the object above is used for?Place your guess in the comment section. One guess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/what-is-it-game-140-upon-penalty-of-death/

Does Viral Marketing Make You Sick?

Viral marketing has become so commonplace that it is now a household term even in the least media-savvy households. Even so, many marketing agencies have managed to fool the world into thinking that certain outrageous st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/does-viral-marketing-make-you-sick/

Neatorama Mini Hunt: 1000 Awesome Things

Hello Neatoramanauts! I'm excited to announce a new game called the Neatorama Mini Hunt. It's a quicker version of online treasure hunts we often do on the blog. The inaugur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/27/neatorama-mini-hunt-1000-awesome-things/






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