Archive for August 30th, 2011

Cat Pwned

(YouTube link) One cat traps another in a box. Then a lion walks up. -via redditCat, box...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/cat-pwned/

The NYC Nomad

It's nice work if you can get it. Last year, Ed Casabian began moving around New York City, living in a different neighborhood every week. He writes about his experiences, and is booked up through October already. I’d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/the-nyc-nomad/

Mortys

(vimeo link) In the French animation Mortys, death is a working mother. Business is disrupted when her child schemes to get more of her time. Mortys is a graduation short film co-directed by Gaelle Lebegue, Mathieu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/mortys/

Star Wars Nintendo Case Mods

Etsy seller Kevin Glenn made these two outstanding Nintendo case mods that resemble Star Wars vessels. The TIE fighter is a Nintendo 64 and a 1995 Hasbro kit. The snowspeeder is a Mini Super NES with a 1995...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/star-wars-nintendo-case-mods/

Ride the Quadricorn

(Video Link) You're still riding a unicorn? They're, like, so 2010. The new thing is the quadricorn. It's four times as unicorny as a unicorn. Don't you have one yet? Dude, get with the times. -via Uniblogunicorn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/ride-the-quadricorn/

Reese's Cone of Shame

Jed Heuer, a Portland, Oregon-based photographer captured this shot. Presumably it was staged. Presumably. http://www.jheuer.com/#566265/Reese-s-Dog -via Colossalreeses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/reeses-cone-of-shame/

Fermilab Physicist Develops More Efficient Airliner Boarding Procedure

(Video Link) Jason Steffen is a particle physicist who works at Fermliab. He's used his knowledge of complex systems and motion to develop an airplane boarding procedure that is more efficient than those currently i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/fermilab-physicist-develops-more-efficient-airliner-boarding-procedure/

Gollum Wedding Cake

The modern bride wants one thing out of her wedding: Gollum, Gollum, and more Gollum! Really, you can't overdo it. At a minimum, hire a guy to dress up like Gollum and serve as your ringbearer. For an upscale wedding...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/gollum-wedding-cake/

Surfing with Flares

(Video Link) This viral video ad for Red Bull features pro surfers Bruce Irons, Kolohe Andino and Jamie O'Brien riding the waves with flares attached to the backs of their boards. The nighttime shots are really beau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/surfing-with-flares/

My Little Cyberman

The Doctor's old foes, the Cybermen, have constructed new allies from ponies. Are they vulnerable to gold? There's only one way to find out! Link -via TechnabobDoctor Who, My Little Ponies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/my-little-cyberman/

Awkward Elevator Moments

I hate it when this happens, Premature Button Push: (n) The act of passing up a crowded elevator car, only to push the button again too soon, revealing the same car of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/awkward-elevator-moments/

Mario Portal

What do you get when you combine Mario Bros. with Portal? Here's your favorite plumber like you've never seen him before, courtesy of stabyourself: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/mario-portal/

Bees That Nest in Flowers

Photo: Jerome Rozen / American Museum of Natural History These sure aren't your ordinary beehives! Behold the nest of the O. avoseta bee, which is made from flower petals:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/bees-that-nest-in-flowers/

Did Human Interbreed with - Gasp - Neanderthals?

Sure it's easy to underestimate the Neanderthals as dumb cavemen - after all, they're extinct and we're still here. But were we wrong about our cave-dwelling cousins? For ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/did-human-interbreed-with-gasp-neanderthals/

A Complete Guide to Seinfeld's Sneakers

Seinfeldians and vintage sneaker aficionados alike will geek out over Complex's shockingly detailed guide to the various sneakers Jerry wears throughout the series. For example, the flashy kicks you see in the pictur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/a-complete-guide-to-seinfelds-sneakers/

David Bowie's Space Oddity as a Children's Book

Illustrator Andrew Kolb was listening to David Bowie's "Space Oddity" when he realized the imagery would make a great children's book. Well, you know - if your kids are ready to deal with the tragedy of an astronaut dy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/david-bowies-space-oddity-as-a-childrens-book/

Star Trek Insignia Button Set

Star Trek Insignia Button Set - $4.95 Are business suits and smart casual dressing depressing you? Now you can dress up any outfit with your favorite Starfleet or Klingon insignia with the Star Trek Insignia Button Se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/star-trek-insignia-button-set/

Mankiw’s Ten Principles of Economics, Translated

by Yoram Bauman [1] University of Washington, Seattle, Washington The cornerstone of Harvard professor N. Gregory Mankiw’s introductory economics textbook, Principles of Economics, i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/mankiws-ten-principles-of-economics-translated/

An Adorable Giggling Fox

(Video Link) Who know foxes could even make such adorable noises? I want to hear the joke that got him going so hard. Via BuzzFeedCute, animals, zoos, foxes, laughing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/an-adorable-giggling-fox/

5 Idiotic Marketing Disasters

We've all heard a marketing campaign at some point and thought, "that is just stupid," but most bad advertising strategies just result in a few less sales than a successful campaign would have brought in. Sometimes t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/5-idiotic-marketing-disasters/

11 Strange Celebrity Hobbies

Did you know Leonardo DiCaprio collects action figures or that Johnny Depp likes to play with Barbies? Also awesome -Ben Stiller is a Trekkie. If you want a little more insight into some of today's most popular stars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/11-strange-celebrity-hobbies/

This Is What My Baby Will Dress Like

I don't have any info on the source of this picture, but I know that at least a few of our Neatorama readers probably have dressed their little ones up in clothing like this on occasion. Anyone know where this pictur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/this-is-what-my-baby-will-dress-like/

Baby Ring-Tailed Coatis

The coati is a relative of the raccoon, but with a distinctively more piggish snout. While they're always pretty cute, they are mind-blowingly precious as babies as you can see in this great ZooBorns post. Don't miss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/30/baby-ring-tailed-coatis/
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