Archive for January 20th, 2012

The Strange Stories Told By Mexican Novela Cover Art

Judging by the artwork from Mexican Novelas, pulp novels that Latin America eats up like literary junk food, these stories are as terrifying as they are hilarious. Full of masked wrestlers, shadowy demonic forces, Fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/the-strange-stories-told-by-mexican-novela-cover-art/

My Litttle Pony Dragon Mod Invades Skyrim

(YouTube Link) Man, the dragons in the video game Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim sure are colorful these days! With the recent invasion of a Macho Man Randy Savage dragon, and now these scaly beasts that look suspici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/my-litttle-pony-dragon-mod-invades-skyrim/

What Happens To Your Body After Death? Ask A Mortician!

(YouTube Link) This entertaining and insightful web series by mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the questions we are afraid to ask, or never really wanted to know, in case the answers make us even more afraid of death...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/want-to-know-what-happens-to-your-body-after-death-ask-a-mortician/

The Wine That Tastes About 4 Billion Years Old

Meteorito is the wine with the taste of outer space right in the bottle! That's because it's made using a 4.5 billion year old meteorite, that was found in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, to help enhan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/the-wine-that-tastes-about-4-billion-years-old/

Beautifully Inaccurate 19th Century Astronomy Illustrations

These are the kind of astronomical illustrations that led to what we now know as space porn, beautiful views of space that really get those juices flowing, scientifically speaking of course. This set of illustrati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/19th-century-astronomy-illustrations-are-beautifully-inaccurate/

The Land Ruled By Women

In 2012, and Keith Pariat is fighting for equal rights for men in Meghalaya, India. You read that right: men. See, in that part of the world, women rule: Mr Par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/the-land-ruled-by-women/

The Complete Star Wars Uncut

(Video Link) It's finally here! Star Wars Uncut is a crowdsourced fan re-creation of Episode IV. Casey Pugh, the humanitarian responsible for the project, divided the entire movie into 472 15-second segment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/the-complete-star-wars-uncut/

Father and Son Adventure Time Cosplay

Thus it always was: Finn was born to adventure and Jake to help him. Here are Fashionably Geek reader Chris and his son in their simple but effective costumes. Finn doesn't stay this size. No, he gets much b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/father-and-son-adventure-time-cosplay/

Air-Lubricated Ships Blow Bubbles out the Bottom

To reduce drag on the hull, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' new design blows bubbles from holes positioned on the bottom of the ship. This change reduces fuel expenditure, and therefore CO2 emissions and cost. The agric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/air-lubricated-ships-blow-bubbles-out-the-bottom/

The Ancient Tale of a Great Hero Who Fixed the Family's Internet Connection

If you're the one person in a family that knows basic computer maintenance, you'll pay for it. Oh, you will pay. But generations to follow will remember your heroic deeds. They will name children after you and r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/the-ancient-tale-of-a-great-hero-who-fixed-the-familys-internet-connection/

Seagull Rescued from Power Lines

(Video Link) The poor fellow in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia got his head stuck between two power lines. But linemen swooped in and rescued him. Link -via Blame It on the Voicesrescue, seagull...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/seagull-rescued-from-power-lines/

Beavis and Butt-Head in Real Life Are Horrifying

Huhhhh. Huhhhh. This is stupid. But cool. Special effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick created realistic busts of the titular characters of Beavis and Butt-Head. Let's look at the other photos at the link, then se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/beavis-and-butt-head-in-real-life-are-horrifying/

Man With Double Hearts Got Double Heart Attacks

There's something unusual about the X-ray above of a man who went to an Italian hospital's emergency room: he had two hearts, and he got double heart attacks! It t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/man-with-double-hearts-got-double-heart-attacks/

What Do The Chinese Think About SOPA?

A lot of people have compared the Internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA with the Great Firewall of China, but how are the recent anti-SOPA protests viewed by those most affected by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/what-do-the-chinese-think-about-sopa/

Creepy Chinese Gundam Seed Knockoff

(YouTube Link) In China, copyright violations and giant robots go hand in hand, and apparently one of the best birthday gifts you can receive is a starring role in this creepy knockoff of the anime series Mobile S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/creepy-chinese-gundam-seed-knockoff/

Should Perfumes Be Banned?

Ever get a headache from smelling someone's overly-strong perfume? Well, then you'd probably appreciate what New Hampshire state representative Michele Peckham is trying to do. She h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/should-perfumes-be-banned/

It's Good To Have A Dashboard Camera

(YouTube link) It's especially good when something like this happens. The scam artists in the BMW backed up and caused the "accident," but anyone coming in afterward would assume that the front car was rear-ended. Not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/its-good-to-have-a-dashboard-camera/

Meanwhile, in the Dominican Republic

Where do you go to buy things to decorate your walls? Wall*Mart, of course! Buzzfeed's Mike Hayes took this picture in the Dominican Republic. Linksign, walmart, pun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/meanwhile-in-the-dominican-republic/

Calling Cards of Chicago Gangs

Everybody needs business cards, even street gangs! In the late '70s and '80s, gang members in Chicago gave out these calling cards with handdrawn logos to introduce themselves to other...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/calling-cards-of-chicago-gangs/

Are Women People?

Are Women People? is a book of poetry by Alice Duer Miller, published in 1915. Lili Loofbourow downloaded the book through Project Gutenberg and was delighted to find that it was a book of satirical suffragist p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/are-women-people/

Sandwich Artist

Growing up, Brittany Powell of Low-Commitment Projects probably didn't listen to her mom not to play with her food ... and that's a good thing! She has just created a series called San...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/sandwich-artist/

Saving Venice with Sea Water

Venice is sinking very slowly -only about two inches every 100 years. But worse, the Adriatic sea is rising around Venice as well. A proposed plan to save the Italian city involves "inflating" its porous fou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/saving-venice-with-sea-water/

Habits You Develop Growing Up Poor

John Cheese at Cracked posted a list called The 5 Stupidest Habits You Develop Growing Up Poor, but also pointed out that they are perfectly rational from the vantage point of someone who does not have the choices that c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/habits-you-develop-growing-up-poor/

Squirrel Steals Cookie

(YouTube link) If you leave your kitchen window open, you must expect to have encounters like this every so often. Maybe next time you buy Tupperware, you should check the label to make sure the seal is squirrel-resis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/squirrel-steals-cookie/

Jim Henson's Lost Screenplay, Now In Graphic Novel Form!

Jim Henson's career wasn't just The Muppets. He and writing partner Jerry Juhl worked on a project on and off over the years. The story Tale of Sand was adapted by Ramón Pérez and is now available in grap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/jim-hensons-lost-screenplay-now-in-graphic-novel-form/

A Tuskegee Airman Speaks

George Lucas’ new movie Red Tails open today, about the exploits of the unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. Before you see it, read the real story of Tuskegee Airman Dr. Roscoe Brown. “The mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/a-tuskegee-airman-speaks/

Obama Sings

[http://youtu.be/y6uHR90Sq6k] (YouTube link) President Obama welcomed Rev. Al Green to a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York yesterday with a few notes of "Let's Stay Together." It sounds like this was the res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/obama-sings/

Five Medical Innovations of the Civil War

Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the first gunshots of the Civil War -and the first gunshot wounds. As it turns out, the bloodiest war in American history was also one of the most influential in battlefi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/five-medical-innovations-of-the-civil-war/

One in Six American Adults is a Binge Drinker

According to the CDC, one in six American adults is a binge drinker: The study — which defines binge drinking as five or more drinks in a short period of time for me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/20/one-in-six-american-adults-is-a-binge-drinker/

How Do Mathematicians Say Hi?

With this equation, of course: Graph that and you'll get this: via Krulwich Wonders See also: I Heart Math T-Shirt over at the NeatoShop math, equat...

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