Archive for January 31st, 2012

You Can Help Name A Baby Penguin

This adorable little critter is the newest addition to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in New York. But it has a problem -the chick (whose gender remains unknown as of yet) still doesn't have a name. That's where you come i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/you-can-help-name-a-baby-penguin/

Super Mario World Shuffles Off To Buffalo

(YouTube Link) Scott Bradlee and Alex MacDonald got together and decided to add a touch of class to the Super Mario World theme song. "What's the best way to do this?" you ask nonchalantly, as you swish your cocktail...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/super-mario-world-shuffles-off-to-buffalo/

Self Guided Bullets Will Arrive At Their Destination Safely

As if combat isn't scary enough, imagine a future where bullets zip around, homing in on laser guided targets and doing a deadly dance in the air, curving and rolling until they hit home. Well, this future battlef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/self-guided-bullets-will-arrive-at-their-destination-safely/

The Littler Cats Found At The Big Cat Rescue

(Video Link) We've shown videos of the Big Cat Rescue group before, but one thing left out of their usual videos are all the tiny cats and the non-cat species living on the organization's property. Via I Can Has Ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/the-littler-cats-found-at-the-big-cat-rescue/

Adorable Legend Of Zelda Animated Short

(YouTube Link) This great Legend Of Zelda trailer was created by Joel Furtado for a game called The Lost Oracle, a sequel to The Wind Waker that doesn't exist, at least not yet, because Nint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/adorable-legend-of-zelda-animated-short/

The Ultimate Pokemon Card Proposal

I have no idea how the gentleman in question managed to smuggle this Pokemon card into the rest of the deck what with the giant diamond ring attached to it and all, but however he did it, the proposal idea is certain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/the-ultimate-pokemon-card-proposal/

Artwork Shows What May Lie At The Center Of The Earth

Scientists have known what is contained in the Earth's core for about 75 years now, but that hasn't stopped sci-fi authors and artists from doing some wild speculation of their own. These images by Japanese sci-fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/artwork-shows-what-may-lie-at-the-center-of-the-earth/

You're Never Too Old To Be A Gamer

(YouTube Link) The centenarian in this video is here to tell you that you're never too old to be a hardcore gamer, and she stresses the fact that gaming can do wonders for your mental health as she happily plays her b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/youre-never-too-old-to-be-a-gamer/

Is It Wrong to Call Someone "Babe"?

Bus drivers in Brighton and Hove, England, are finding out the answer the hard way: their bosses are forbidding them from referring to passengers as "babe," "love,&quo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/is-it-wrong-to-call-someone-babe/

The Sport of the Future: Bubble Soccer

(Video Link) Whether you're watching lacrosse, hockey, or golf, body checking always makes a sport more interesting. Here's a Norwegian exhibition of soccer than incorporates this insight. -via @JessFinksoccer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/the-sport-of-the-future-bubble-soccer/

Shortnin' Bread

(YouTube link) By Carl LaFong & the Spunk Holler Boys. From the YouTube page: Not knowing the real lyrics to the song, Carl wrote his own and as a result debased a timeless traditional folk classic. Warning: lis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/shortnin-bread/

What's Wrong with the Teenage Brain?

Science asks and answers the question in every parent's mind, why are teenagers reckless? It's due to how the teen brain interprets risks and rewards: Recent studies in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/whats-wrong-with-the-teenage-brain/

The Cathedral of Light

This mesmerizing structure is an arrangement on display at the 2012 Light Festival of Ghent, Belgium. The Italian firm Luminarie De Cagna carefully arranged its 55,000 LEDs. The apparent height of the ceiling is no c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/the-cathedral-of-light/

Sheep Cyclone Would Actually Be a Pretty Good Horror Movie

(Video Link)And from that day on, none of them could look at a woolen scarf without breaking out in a cold sweat. The sheep. They're coming for you. -via Geekosystemsheep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/sheep-cyclone-would-actually-be-a-pretty-good-horror-movie/

Call Center Workers Object to High-Tech Monitoring System That Alerts Supervisors if an Employee Is in the Restroom Longer Than Eight Minutes a Day

Union representatives and government inspectors are looking into complaints that managers at a Norwegian call center forbid employees from spending more than eight minutes a day on, uh, personal business: Managers are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/call-center-workers-object-to-high-tech-monitoring-system-that-alerts-supervisors-if-an-employee-is-in-the-bathroom-longer-than-eight-minutes-a-day/

Venom Symbiote Caterpillar

I haven't done any actual research, but I think that we should jump to the conclusion that these Brahmaea certhia caterpillars are four feet long and, once having tasted human flesh, become insatiably ravenous for it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/venom-symbiote-caterpillar/

Girl Can Say Any Word or Phrase Backwards Immediately

(Video Link) Say a word or a short phrase to Alyssa. She'll promptly say it backwards. How does she do it? There's no preparation or complex thinking involved. She just reverses the words like she's a machine design...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/girl-can-say-any-word-or-phrase-backwards-immediately/

Spicy Vegan Vodka Shots in Chocolate Glasses

We've previously featured Spabettie's scrumptious-looking vegan s'more cocktails. The cups were made out of chocolate using Cool Shooters ice trays, so you can devour them with no clean up concerns. Now Spabettie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/spicy-vegan-vodka-shots-in-chocolate-glasses/

How Does Your Food Spending Compare to the Rest of the USA?

Find out how your food spending compares to the rest of the United States with this nifty calculator over at Mother Jones: Most of the data comes from Bundle.com,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/how-does-your-food-spending-compare-to-the-rest-of-the-usa/

Baby's First Word: Bacon

Something tells me that this baby will grow up to love the Bacon Store over at the NeatoShop! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Arbroath bacon, baby...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/babys-first-word-bacon/

Sex, Politics and Beer Riddles Decoded from 3,500-Year Old Babylonian Tablet

Did you hear the one about the jokes inscribed on ancient Babylonian tablets? No, that's no joke: researchers studying a 3,500-year old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia have intepreted r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/sex-politics-and-beer-riddles-decoded-from-3500-year-old-babylonian-tablet/

Birthday Sloth

(YouTube link) This is just too downright cute not to share. All her life, actress Kristin Bell wanted to interact with a sloth. She got the opportunity on her birthday, and was overcome with emotion, as she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/birthday-sloth/

Thylacosmilus

From the look of the fossilized skull, you'd think this was a Smilodon, a sabertooth tiger. But no, this is Thylacosmilus, not a cat at all, but an ancient form of today's marsupials. Note the stran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/thylacosmilus/

An Animated History of Aviation

(YouTube link) The important developments in flight are shown in just three minutes, courtesy of Utah Valley University Aviation Science Department. -via the Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/an-animated-history-of-aviation/

Khan Meets Tattoo

Ricardo Montalb√°n on the set of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan meets an inflatable replica of his co-star in the series Fantasy Island. Pop culture occasionally gives us these strange juxtapositions....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/khan-meets-tattoo/

Staring Longingly

This Twaggie was illustrated from a Tweet by @DrTwittenheimer. Wouldn't it be nice if our lives were as simple as our house cat's lives are? LinkCat, Twitter, tweet, Twaggie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/staring-longingly/

Maru's New House

(YouTube link) Maru received the gift of a new Kamakura house, which he apparently appreciates. See more pictures at his blog. Link -via BuzzfeedHouse, Maru, den...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/marus-new-house/

10 Foreign Remakes of American TV Shows

U.S. TV networks take shows from other countries and rework them to show to American audiences. In the same way, other countries do their own versions of American TV shows -but they often end up being quite different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/10-foreign-remakes-of-american-tv-shows/

Dog Has a Job at the Vet's Office

(YouTube link) Maizey aims to please as she works in the front office of the veterinarian. That's a good dog!  -via redditdog, job, vet, receipt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/dog-has-a-job-at-the-vets-office/

Colbert's Super PAC Surpasses $1 Million

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert is busy highlighting the absurdities of our political election system by participating in it. He is no longer a candidate for president, so he has retaken control of his legally-obtained...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/colberts-super-pac-surpasses-1-million/










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