Archive for July 9th, 2011

The Legion of Super Skiers

Even super heroes like to take time for a little recreational skiing! This picture was taken at Sea World in Orlando, Florida during the mid 1970s. Link -via Mostly Forbidden ZoneStunt, ski, super heroes, skiing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/the-legion-of-super-skiers/

End of an Era

(YouTube link) The Sagan Series put together an inspiring video in honor of the final space shuttle flight, narrated by Carl Sagan. You can see the sources for all the video clips at the YouTube page. -via redditSpa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/end-of-an-era/

The Pink River Dolphin

We're big on unusual and beautiful aquatica around here at Neatorama, and today is no different. The pink dolphin of South America is an interesting creature--it lacks the dorsal fin of its more familiar bottle-nosed...

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Hand-Colored Engravings of Bird Eggs

Even if your interest in the bird eggs of Germany and neighboring countries is close or equal to zero, there's enough artistic merit in these hand-colored engravings by JF Naumann, a self-taught engraver and etcher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/hand-colored-engravings-of-bird-eggs/

Real-World Ways to Stop a Superhero

If you're a villain-in-training or just really interested in how to stop a fictional character with real tools, then this is the gallery for you. From Captain Planet's susceptibility to pepper spray to the one thing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/real-world-ways-to-stop-a-superhero/

Cats in Space

In honor of the final mission of the space shuttle program, I Can Has Cheezburger posted a cat's retrospective of NASA history. You'll find moar pictures and funny videos of kittehs and their dreams of space explorat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/cats-in-space/

Fruit Jackets Trio

Fruit Jackets Trio - $27.95 Are you looking for a fun way to protect your sweet summertime fruit?  You need the Fruit Jackets from the NeatoShop.  This fantastic little trio comes with a apple, banana, and pear cove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/fruit-jackets-trio/

Balestrino: Gorgeous Ghost Town of Europe

Photo: bluestardrop - Andrea Mucelli [Flickr]Balestrino, Italy, has got to be the most picturesque ghost town I've ever seen. Read all about that and 7 other ghost towns in Europe over at Bootsnall:Balestrino is a ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/balestrino-gorgeous-ghost-town-of-europe/

10 NASA Shuttle Tech Spin-Offs We Can All Use

The shuttle's days are over, but its impact on daily life is by no means diminished. Since NASA began development of new tech for astronauts, we the people have gotten trickle-down innovations from the science implem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/10-nasa-shuttle-tech-spin-offs-we-can-all-use/

This Week at Neatorama

All of us at Neatorama are pretty proud of the new line of Zombie products in the NeatoShop -they've been featured on blogs all over the internet! The Magnetic Dead and the Zombie Doorstops are hand-crafted by Odd Art Fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/this-week-at-neatorama-59/

Boy Has A Magnetic Personality

(YouTube link) Paulo David Amorim's friends call him "Magnet Boy". This 11-year-old Brazilian boy's abdomen, chest and back attract metal! The boy's doctor, Doctor Dix-Sept Rosado Sobrinho, says he's never seen any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/boy-has-a-magnetic-personality/

The World's Newest Nation

Today is the official birth date of South Sudan, a new nation that is independent from Sudan as of today. Crowds in the capital of Juba celebrated by dancing in the streets and chanting "Freedom!" South Sudan's sovereig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/the-worlds-newest-nation/

The Guild Does Bollywood

(Video Link) Season 5 of The Guild started filming in April and it will most likely premiere in the next month or so. But while you wait for the next season, you can always entertain yourself with their delightful tak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/the-guild-does-bollywood/

SkyMall Remade For Dogs

With all the preposterous pet items in SkyMall, it's easy to wonder just how the catalog would look to a pup who could read.  I think Funny Or Doe has done a great job at interpreting the catalog as a dog would see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/skymall-remade-for-dogs/

The Real Paper Mario

(Video Link) You may have played Paper Mario the game before, but have you ever actually watched Mario after he's been animated with paper? Now's your chance. Via Gamma SquadArt, mario, Paper, videos, video games,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/the-real-paper-mario/

Animals With Strange Allergies

The other day, I posted a story about Jax, the pup allergic to grass, but Oddee has since compiled a list of 6 more animals who have strange allergies. Above is Joey, who is allergic to meat and has to eat potatoes a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/animals-with-strange-allergies/

Adventurous UK Restaurant Wins Big With Experimental Menu

Heston Blumenthal is the mad genius behind the wild and experimental menu at the Fat Duck restaurant in Berkshire. People from all over are clamoring to try Heston's weird and wonderful delights, such as egg and baco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/adventurous-uk-restaurant-wins-big-with-experimental-menu/

6 Species We've Almost Killed Off For Dumb Reasons

The snail shells above are simply gorgeous, as are the jewelry made from them. The only problem? The snails are being driven to extinction just so people can makes earrings and necklaces from them. That's not the onl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/6-species-weve-almost-killed-off-for-dumb-reasons/

Skull Wreath

Skull Wreath - $49.95 Flower wreaths just not your thing?  You need the Skull Wreath from the NeatoShop.  The Skull Wreath is perfect for adding just a touch of gruesome charm to your cozy pirate lair. This handmade...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/skull-wreath/

The Golden Bus

The streets of Nanjing, China, may not be paved with gold, but here's the next best thing: a bus covered with 24-karat gold leaf.The distinctive "Golden Bus", which began rolling on April 25th of 2011, is t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/the-golden-bus/

Dream Bookshelf

I should ask Jill to seriously add this to her fun 18 Seriously Cool Bookshelves and Bookcases post on Neatorama. Behold the Dream Bookshelf by Dripta Roy: Linkbookshelf, dream, thought bubble, Dripta Roy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/dream-bookshelf/

George Takei on Social Security: So Easy Kirk Can Do It!

Cushy retirement on the pleasure planet Risa is sadly still fiction, but aging Trekkers may still take pleasure in seeing George Takei's YouTube clips for Social Security.Fanboy has the clips: Link (and that old lady bes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/george-takei-on-social-security-so-easy-kirk-can-do-it/

Propane-Powered Coffeemaker

Starbucks VIA are for sissy hipsters. Real men BREW their coffee, even in the great outdoors.But if the thought of making coffee on a camp stove make you shudder like the thought of sipping decaf (the horror!), then take...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/09/propane-powered-coffeemaker/




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