Archive for November 10th, 2011

The True Inspirations For Snow White

With two Snow White movies coming out in theaters next year, it seems like an appropriate time to explore the original story itself. As it turns out, there are two true inspirations for the tale, both covered in detail o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/the-true-inspirations-for-snow-white/

Album Covers Re-Imagined With Kittens

Kittens can make anything better, from artwork to home videos, and if the record companies had any marketing savvy they would have used kittens on as many album covers as possible! Aym Visuals decided to show the wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/album-covers-re-imagined-with-kittens/

The Clock That Dances The Time Away

This kooky yet innovative clock features a masked figure that contorts into the shape of numbers throughout the day, so your clock face becomes a miniature stage for interpretive dancers. Called the Hone Hone cloc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/the-clock-that-dances-the-time-away/

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney-The Movie Trailer

(YouTube Link) This production of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is not a fan film, nor is this a parody trailer meant strictly for the interwebs. This is a big budget motion picture, directed by Takashi Miike (Ichi the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-the-movie-trailer/

Bolivia's Day Of The Skulls

The remains of Bolivia's dead get to see the light of day once more during the Day of the Skulls, when the skulls of the loved ones are dug up and paraded around town. They are decorated with flowers and coca leaves,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/bolivias-day-of-the-skulls/

Are Older Siblings Smarter?

Apparently so, according to a new large-scale study that found older brothers, statistically speaking, actually have higher IQs than their younger siblings: The study, det...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/are-older-siblings-smarter/

Calendar Systems

Well, maybe. But I never could get used to the metric system. All those easily-divisible units.... Link -via Christopher Jobsoncalendar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/dating-systems/

Lawyer Complained that Catholic University is Too Catholic

Can a Catholic university that's so Catholic that it's actually called Catholic University of America, be too Catholic? That's what law professor John Banzhaf thought and he's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/lawyer-complained-that-catholic-university-is-too-catholic/

Spot-On My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Cosplay Re-enactment

(Video Link) (Video Link) YouTube user LuluPopVampire and her waifu (you can Google that term to learn what it means, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it) arranged this re-enactment of a scene from My L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/spot-on-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-cosplay-re-enactment/

Gifts For Veterans

Many businesses will be offering free stuff or discounts to veterans and active duty military on Friday the 11th -Veterans Day. If you are, or know a veteran, don't let the day slip by without taking advantage. You deser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/gifts-for-veterans/

The World's Only Twin Jet Engine Motorcycle

In a lovely design juxtaposition, this custom motorcycle features a pair of jet engines mounted to a frame modeled after a 1929 Harley-Davidson design. It can reach 200 MPH, and in truly Harley fashion, does so loudl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/the-worlds-only-twin-jet-engine-motorcycle/

Albert Einstein's Letter to a Grieving Father

In 1950, the young son of Robert Marcus died of polio. Albert Einstein wrote this short metaphysical exposition to help him through the pain. Is it philosophically sound? I don't know. But when someone is mourning th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/albert-einsteins-letter-to-a-grieving-father/

The Garden Tunnel

Photographer Oleg Gordienko captured images of an amazing train tunnel in Ukraine. As you can see from his portfolio at the link, he's used it as a romantic backdrop for wedding pictures. Link -via My Modern Mettr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/the-garden-tunnel/

Wonder Woman Stand Mixer Sends a Subtle Message

Kitchen Aid's Brazilian division offers this Wonder Woman-themed stand mixer. My wife likes Wonder Woman. Maybe I should get her one of these -- provided that I can find a matching vacuum cleaner and toilet brush. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/wonder-woman-stand-mixer-sends-a-subtle-message/

The Evolutionary Advantage to Eating Burgers

Ah, the sacrifices that lab mice made. All that perfectly seared tiny organic burger that they have to eat. You know, for science. Here's how researchers at Harvard University subjected...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/the-evolutionary-advantage-to-eating-burgers/

"Oh, My Love, My Darling, I've Hungered For Your Touch..."

Scott Campbell reminds us of a scene that was thankfully removed from the final version of Ghostbusters. Also: Patrick Swayze was the actor best suited to play Slimer in the Broadway musical version of that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/oh-my-love-my-darling-ive-hungered-for-your-touch/

The Dog Toy's Point of View

(Video Link) YouTube user Lorduss1 attached a GoPro camera to a stick and chased his dog around the yard. Watch the world spin as you become a plaything to a retriever. -via Say Uncledogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/the-dog-toys-point-of-view/

One-Molecule Nano Car Powered by Electrons

"Smaller is better" is a hot automotive trend these days, but if you think your Mini is small, take a look at these one-molecule "nano-cars" than run on electron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/one-molecule-nano-car-powered-by-electrons/

Keeping Up with the Cardassians

Sadly it's not a clever Dominion plot to weaken the spirits of the inhabitants of Cardassia Prime. A fan of Star Trek actor George Takei actually sent him this clever parody, inspired...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/keeping-up-with-the-cardassians/

Serious and Not-so-Serious Recycling in Antarctica

There are no landfills for garbage in Antarctica, at least none near McMurdo Station, the American research outpost. Therefore, recycling is a serious endeavor, with a very extensive list of items to be recycled. Still,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/serious-and-not-so-serious-recycling-in-antarctica/

Ones Upon A Day

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day (also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day) because the armistice that ended World War I was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (in 1918). However, tomorrow's dat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/ones-upon-a-day/

Space Station Reboost

(YouTube link) The International Space Station (ISS) occasionally has to boost itself into a higher altitude to counteract the effects of microgravity drag. Recently, the ISS boosted itself about two miles up, and v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/space-station-reboost/

Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Tray

Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Tray - $9.95 Do you fear that your Thanksgiving meal is doomed? Don't surrender to the dark side. Use the force and the Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Tray from the NeatoShop to distract your gues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/han-solo-in-carbonite-ice-tray/

What Is It? game 201

It's once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Or can you make up something interesting? Place your guess in the comment section b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/what-is-it-game-201/

Parrot Protects Premature Puppies

Suzanna Bolton of Darwen, Lancashire, England, has an African Grey parrot named Sam and a Pomeranian named Sally. Sally was due to deliver puppies in a week when she went into premature labor in the middle of the night....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/parrot-protects-premature-puppies/

15 Beautiful Women Who Played Cleopatra

I didn't know it, but there have been more than 50 movies that featured the character of Cleopatra! Unreality magazine looked up some of the best-looking actresses in their portrayals of the Egyptian queen, and prese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/15-beautiful-women-who-played-cleopatra/

The Truth about Violence

Author Sam Harris writes about the possibility of violence and how one should respond to it. Real-world crime is different from what we are used to seeing on TV dramas. The article lines out three principles of self-defe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/the-truth-about-violence/

10 Massive Screw-Ups in Paleontology

Megalonyx jeffersonii Fossils rarely do scientists the courtesy of showing up intact, so putting them together is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. A tough one. Without a picture on the box to go by. It's no wonder...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/10/10-massive-screw-ups-in-paleontology/






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