Archive for August 29th, 2011

Foodies and Fantasy Novels-The Quest For New Recipes

When fantasy genre and food enthusiast Adam Bruski read the "A Game Of Thrones" novels by George R.R. Martin, he paid close attention to an aspect that i'm sure very few reading the books have even noticed-the amazin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/foodies-and-fantasy-novels-the-quest-for-new-recipes/

Shiny New Zelda Game And Wiimote Bundle

Reactions to this new bundle pack will range from "How much? No thanks..." to "Awesome!", with lots of mehs in-between. But if you're still using your Wii for anything other than Netflix, and you enjoyed the previous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/shiny-new-zelda-game-and-wiimote-bundle/

Crossfire Commercial Is Dangerous In Real Life

(YouTube Link) If you remember the crazy Crossfire game commercials from the 1990's, then this commercial parody will bring back memories, and hopefully elicit a chuckle. If you were too young, or old, to have seen th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/crossfire-commercial-is-dangerous-in-real-life/

Take A Tour Of Modern Bionics With The Eyeborg

The man calling himself the Eyeborg has put together a short documentary detailing modern bionics and cutting edge prosthetics, part of which was filmed using his eye camera. Rob Spence lost his eye in a firearm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/take-a-tour-of-modern-bionics-with-the-eyeborg/

The Least Powerful DC Superheroes Ever

These characters aren't going to be kicking anyone's butt in battle, unless they find a way to use their cuteness as a weapon. Illustrator Ivan Camelo has taken our favorite musclebound DC heroes and turned them into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/the-least-powerful-dc-superheroes-ever/

Fallout Monopoly

Here we are, at the intersection of video game and board game. Elisabeth Redel made a Monopoly game for her boyfriend fashioned after the video game Fallout! The streets are locations from the game instead of Atlanti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/fallout-monopoly/

Man Eludes Police Surveillance by Taking off the Prosthetic Leg to Which Officers Had Attached an Electronic Monitoring Device

We often post stupid criminal stories here at Neatorama. This isn't one of them. No, this fellow was most cunning. Christopher Lowcock wrapped up his prosthetic leg in bandages. When private contractors hired by the poli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/man-eludes-police-surveillance-by-taking-off-the-prosthetic-leg-to-which-officers-had-attached-an-electronic-monitoring-device/

The Expression "Sweating Like a Pig" Has Nothing to Do with Pigs

Pigs don't sweat much, so they wallow in the mud to cool off their bodies. So how did the English language expression "sweating like a pig" develop? It's actually a reference to pig iron, which is form of iron smelting:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/the-expression-sweating-like-a-pig-has-nothing-to-do-with-pigs/

Magnetic Bubbles

(Video Link) Kim Pimmel placed a magnet in the middle of a pile of soap bubbles and then poured ferrofluid along the outer edge. Watch magnetic forces pull the ferrofluid through the bubbles! It's an amazing demonst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/magnetic-bubbles/

The Smithsonian Is Trying to Find the Origin of These Battlestar Galactica Glasses

Drew Robarge, a technician at the National Museum of American History in Washington, came upon a unique pair of eyeglasses. They were donated to the museum in 1982, but otherwise, he has learned nothing about them. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/the-smithsonian-is-trying-to-find-the-origin-of-these-battlestar-galactica-glasses/

Patton Oswalt's "The Song of Ulvaak" Put to Music

(Video Link) Patton Oswalt's book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland includes his reflections on the impact of role-playing games upon his life. This is followed by a lengthy poem entitled "The Song of Ulvaak," whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/patton-oswalts-the-song-of-ulvaak-put-to-music/

First New U.S. Bird Species in 37 Years

Scientists discover new species in the deep forests of Borneo and the Amazon all the time, but finding a new species of bird in the well-trodden United States of America? Now that's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/first-new-u-s-bird-species-in-37-years/

A Conversation

(YouTube link) Cornell Creative Machines Lab connected two chatbots to each other to see what would happen. You could call this a conversation, and however odd it is, it honestly makes more sense than some chats I'v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/a-conversation/

The Inception of Stop-Motion Film

You can think of this as the Inception of stop-motion films. YouTuber EranAmir presents this video clip of 500 people holding more than 1,500 pictures all around Israel, thus creating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/the-inception-of-stop-motion-film/

Pentagon Racked $720 Million in Late Fees

Think that your overdue library book's late fee was bad? Well, that ain't nothin' compared to what the Pentagon paid in late fees in returning rented containers ......

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/pentagon-racked-720-million-in-late-fees/

Affirmative Action for Ugly People

Many studies have shown that being ugly is actually an economic disadvantage: it's a fact that good looking people make more money than ugly ones. But if you've got a face that only a m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/affirmative-action-for-ugly-people/

Lollapalooza was 20 Years Ago: Do You Feel Old Yet?

That's right. The first Lollapalooza was held twenty years ago in 1991. Feel old, yet alternative (ironically, now mainstream) rockers? Via Accordion Guy lollapalooza...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/lollapalooza-was-20-years-ago-do-you-feel-old-yet/

Man Arrested Over Photo of Oil Refinery

Talk about a tough audience. Granted, it can be hard to take a photo that everyone is happy with, but recently a Long Beach newspaper photographer was arrested for taking pictures of "no aesthetic value." Ouch. Long Bea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/man-arrested-over-photo-of-oil-refinery/

Photos of Hurricane Irene Aftermath

New York City didn't see as much destruction as they had expected, but many communities up and down the east coast were severely impacted by Hurricane Irene. Buzzfeed has a roundup of frightening photographs from var...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/photos-of-hurricane-irene-aftermath/

Rachmaninov

This Twaggie is based on a Tweet by @thesulk. If true, it would go a long way toward explaining why Rachmaninov's music is so difficult for us mere mortals to play. Link Previously at Neatorama: Another possible e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/rachmaninov/

Victorian Husbands and Wives

How to Be a Retronaut has a collection of portraits of married couples a hundred years back or more. Some look strangely alike, and they all look fairly uncomfortable posing for the photographer. http://www.howtobear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/victorian-husbands-and-wives/

No Cutting in Line for Bank Robber

A man entered Eastern Bank in South Boston with the intention to rob it Thursday, but left empty-handed. He went to a teller and presented a note demanding money, but she said her window was closed. The unidentified man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/no-cutting-in-line-for-bank-robber/

FPS Pac-Man

(YouTube link) If Pac-Man was a first person shooter game, this is what it would look like. Now, someone needs to make this playable ASAP! -via The Daily What Geekvideo game, pacman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/fps-pac-man/

Now Hear This: Radio War Propagandists

The following is an article from the book History's Lists from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. During America's wars, they were considered entertainers more than harbingers of fear to U.S. troops. But sometimes medi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/now-hear-this-radio-war-propagandists/

Jordan's $1.5 Billion Star Trek Theme Park

Apparently,the king of Jordan is a huge Star Trek fan so like a true Trekkie, he wants to show his love for the series as much as possible. The only difference -he's ridiculously rich. So he's decided to build his own St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/jordans-1-5-billion-star-trek-theme-park/

11 Horrible OSHA Violations

If you read There, I Fixed It, then you already know there are a lot of people with stupid solutions to serious safety concerns, but just in case you can't get enough, there's always this BuzzFeed collection of terri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/11-horrible-osha-violations/

The Art of Clean Up

Ursus Wehrli is an artist and comedian from Switzerland. In his latest picture book, The Art of Clean Up, he meticulously rearranges components of photographs to be neat and tidy and completely meaningless....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/the-art-of-clean-up/

Alternative Histories Filled With Monsters

I know I just shared a Flickr set of alternative histories with pop culture icons, but Etsy seller Matthew Buchholz has an equally notable art series featuring artwork of historical events reimagined to incorporate monst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/alternative-histories-filled-with-monsters/

Pugs Preparing For The Hurricane

The hurricane has come and gone now, but after seeing so many pictures of people preparing for the disaster, I have to admit that this gallery of pugs anticipating the worst is a breath of fresh (and cute) air. Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/pugs-preparing-for-the-hurricane/

Pop Icons in Historical Pictures

Flickr user Agan Harahap created a great series of images depicting heroes, villains and other pop icons Photoshopped into historical photographs. The result is a funny take on world history filled with icons we all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/29/pop-icons-in-historical-pictures/




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