Archive for September 9th, 2011

40 Behind The Scenes Star Wars Images

I don't know about you guys, but I love getting to see the behind the scenes footage from some of my favorite movies, even if it ruins a bit of the magic. That's why this great collection of images from the Star Wars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/40-behind-the-scenes-star-wars-images/

The 8 Most Amazing Make-A-Wish Foundation Wishes

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted some pretty amazing dreams during their existence, but naturally, some of those wishes are most certainly more incredible than others. Cracked has a fantastic list of some of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/the-8-most-amazing-make-a-wish-foundation-wishes/

What We Should Have Been Taught In School

The Oatmeal has a hilarious collection of things we should have learned in school, but my favorite is the math lesson above. After all, we've all been in that frustrating situation before. LinkFunny, math, comics,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/what-we-should-have-been-taught-in-school/

The Many Levels of Apple Fandom

Everyone's seen their fair share of Apple lovers, but there are those that take it beyond an admiration and into a religious-like obsession. Mental Floss has a great look at the many levels of Apple fandom. Do any of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/the-many-levels-of-apple-fandom/

Fish's Day Nearly Twice as Long as Ours

For most animals, we live an approximately 24-hour cycle and synchronize our circadian rhythm to day and night. Even in the deep dark depths of the ocean, fish who cannot see still have bodily reactions to light. However...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/fishs-day-nearly-twice-as-long-as-ours/

Hacked TV Remote Control Auto-Mutes Snooki

Matt Richardson has developed a deep loathing for certain celebrities and hates to hear them speak in any context. So he's hacked his TV remote to automatically mute the volume whenever certain words appear in the closed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/hacked-tv-remote-control-auto-mutes-snooki/

Nike Is About To Take Shoes Back To The Future

(YouTube Link) If you thought you had to go back in time to see the shoes Marty McFly wore in Back To The Future II, you'll be positively delighted by Nike's release of the 2011 MAG, faithful reproductions of the shoe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/nike-is-about-to-take-shoes-back-to-the-future/

Adorable Animated Short-"Sheeped Away"

As a shepherd, you normally don't have to worry about much more than a stray sheep or wolf attack. But in this animated short by Junaid Chundrigar we see what happens when UFOs take interest in the wool industry, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/adorable-animated-short-sheeped-away/

Thomas Perkins Brings Cartoon Flair To Comic Hero Redesigns

These fun, comical and totally cartoony character redesigns are from Thomas Perkins, an artist who really knows how to capture attention with dynamic poses and visual appeal. All of the designs found on his DeviantAr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/thomas-perkins-brings-cartoon-flair-to-comic-hero-redesigns/

My School Lunches Never Looked This Cool

Every lunch period would be an adventure if kids had lunch bags that look as cool as these! Take a look at this dad's Tumblr page and see why his son sports a great big grin to school every day. Link -via GeeksAre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/my-school-lunches-never-looked-this-cool/

Smash Bros. Get Their Hands Dirty

Watch what happens when the Smash Bros.  take notes from Mortal Kombat on how to finish their opponents, with a FATALITY! Cute, bloody, and starring some of the most beloved video game characters of all time, this i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/smash-bros-get-their-hands-dirty/

Big Cats and Laser Pointers

(YouTube link)Last year, the folks at Big Cat Rescue showed us how big cats react to catnip. Here they investigate another burning question: will big cats chase a laser dot the way house cats do? Let's hide a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/big-cats-and-laser-pointers/

I Guess Someone Wants Seconds

Some bloggers are lucky enough to get occasional frozen dinners. For those of us not so fortunate, Mark Reigelman has provided this alternative. Link -via That's Nerdalicious!utensils...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/i-guess-someone-wants-seconds/

What People Don't Get About My Job: From A(rmy Soldier) to Z(ookeeper)

I'm a librarian, and I can't tell you how many times I've heard people provide wildly inaccurate descriptions of what we do. This is a common experience in many professions, so Derek Thompson of The Atlantic ask...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/what-people-dont-get-about-my-job-from-army-soldier-to-zookeeper/

Hip Hop Stormtrooper

Thaeger attended Dragon*Con and took some excellent cosplay pictures, including this very cool stormtrooper. I would love to hear a hip hop version of the Imperial March. http://blog.thaeger.com/2011/09/08/cosplay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/hip-hop-stormtrooper/

Drunken Elk Got Caught in a Tree

Alcohol makes you do stupid thing, and by "you" I also mean Swedish elk. Here's what happened: A homeowner in southern Sweden got a shock when he found a drunken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/drunken-elk-got-caught-in-a-tree/

Composite Celebrities

George Chamoun, an art student from Sweden, smoothly blended iconic stars of a previous generation with current popular actors. Pictured above is Marilyn Monroe and Scarlett Johansson. http://georgechamoun.tumblr....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/composite-celebrities/

McDonald's Specification Manual

We've already learned that Grimace has a dark, criminal past. But the 1970s specification manual at How to Be a Retronaut also reveals that, at some point, Mayor McCheese lost his seat. Or he stopped holdi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/mcdonalds-specification-manual/

Supper's Ready!

What is it? I have no idea. Something made out of Roma Plastalina clay by Evan Campbell. It tastes like chicken. Just ignore the head. Especially if it starts twitching. LinkEvan Campbell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/suppers-ready/

Frozen Food Maker Invited Bloggers to Fake Dinner, Hilarity Ensued

Do you remember the publicity stunt where diners were pleasantly surprised that the gourmet meal they thought they ate turned out to be Pizza Hut pasta? Well, ConAgra tried to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/frozen-food-maker-invited-bloggers-to-fake-dinner-hilarity-ensued/

Science Explains Couch Potatoes

Attention, lazy bones! Are you a couch potato? Well, don't just sit there, do nothing ... and tell the world it's not your fault. Instead, blame your parents for giving you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/science-explains-couch-potatoes/

Chicken Head Mask

Chicken Head Mask - $24.95 Are you on the hunt for a cluck-tastic Halloween mask? You need the Chicken Head Mask from the NeatoShop.  This latex mask shaped like a rooster's head will have you crowing with pride and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/chicken-head-mask-2/

The World’s Response to 9/11

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, people in countries all over the world showed sympathy, solidarity, and support for the US as we mourned those we lost. Mental_floss has a roundup of the international r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/the-worlds-response-to-911/

Cities with the Worst Commute in the World

Think you've got a bad commute? IBM feels your pain. The tech giant surveyed over 8,000 commuters in 20 cities around the world to find the city with the unenviable title of having the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/cities-with-the-worse-commute-in-the-world/

Lifespan of Links on the Web

Image: Hilary Mason How long do links on the Web live? URL shortening service Bit.ly charted the average lifespan of 1,000 popular links on its website and found that most lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/lifespan-of-links-on-the-web/

The UK’s Top 10 Navigable Aqueducts

It would have never occurred to me to take a ride in an aqueduct, but now I want to! Before railroads, before highways, Britain built many elevated waterways to transport cargo from place to place. Many are still the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/the-uks-top-10-navigable-aqueducts/

Why The Nose?

Why The Nose is a site full of images and videos of people wearing red clown noses. In answer to the obvious (and titular) question: Whythenose.com is dedicated to the act of wearing a clown nose, in order to make peopl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/why-the-nose/

World Trade Center Attack View from Space

This image of Manhattan was taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) aboard the Landsat 7 satellite, about 27 hours after the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. It was uploaded to Flickr only a couple o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/world-trade-center-attack-view-from-space/

Farming Like the Incas

The Inca civilization grew a variety of crops in the Andes Mountains, despite the rough terrain and scant rainfall, using sophisticated agricultural methods developed over centuries. Those methods faded away when the con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/farming-like-the-incas/

The Ultimate Trick

(YouTube link) Michel and Sven show you the ultimate trick. Methinks there be shenanigans involved. But they practiced a lot to get it right! -via redditTV, trick...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/09/the-ultimate-trick/










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