Archive for April 29th, 2012

Animated Music Video For Pree's "Te Koop/A Vendre"

(YouTube Link) This is one cool animated music video for Pree's song "Te Koop/A Vendre", and it's full of rich paper textures and a nature theme that finds the band playing with the birds in the trees. It's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/animated-music-video-for-pree-song-te-koopa-vendre/

Brilliant Clockwork Android Doctor Who Costume

To be fair, it's the wrong doctor for the "The Girl in the Fireplace" episode, but it's still an amazing costume set. The picture was posted on Reddit and eventually the creator even came forward with pictures of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/brilliant-clockwork-android-doctor-who-costume/

Concept Art From Sci Fi Film John Carter

The movie adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' seminal science fiction novel A Princess of Mars may have been a commercial failure, but the visual effects, and the concept art behind the visuals, represent th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/concept-art-from-sci-fi-film-john-carter/

NC State Student Recruitment Film From The 1980s

(YouTube Link) If you're looking for a good education, top ranking sports programs and a peer group striving for academic excellence then you should probably look into attending Duke, Wake Forest or the University of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/nc-state-student-recruitment-film-from-the-1980s/

Which Booth Would You Choose?

When faced with the decision of which booth to support, for charity of course, I think I'd have to go with the biting booth. I've heard the theories about a dog's mouth being cleaner than a human's, but the stench of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/which-booth-would-you-choose/

The College Graduation Speech You Wish You'd Heard

Author Charles Wheelan's first job after college was to write commencement speeches for a governor, offering "tidbits of wisdom" to graduating seniors, which was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/the-college-graduation-speech-you-wish-youd-heard/

They cannot, they must not quote Dr. Seuss. Not in the school. Not in the hall. Not in B.C. No, not at all.

Teachers in British Columbia, Canada, were told that they could not, should not quote Dr. Seuss because they're considered political messages: B.C. teachers are upset with Bill 22,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/they-cannot-they-must-not-quote-dr-seuss-not-in-the-school-not-in-the-hall-not-in-b-c-no-not-at-all/

13 Yankees Trapped in Elevator at Confederate Monument

A 351 foot tall obelisk near Hopkinsville, Kentucky marks the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the first and last President of the Confederate States of America. Yesterday, his ghost smote tourists from Illinois who tried...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/13-yankees-trapped-in-elevator-at-confederate-monument/

The Avengers Fight on Facebook

There's no dissin' like Facebook dissin'! Jon Athmann of Team Pwnicorn assembles The Avengers on Facebook, and Nerd Approved has the funniest pics: Link Facebook, The Avengers,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/the-avengers-fight-on-facebook/

Doctor Who Cake Pops

Aurora Cakes in Burghead, UK made cake pops that closely resemble Doctor Who characters. Back row, left to right: Clockwork Man, an Ood, the TARDIS, and a Cyberman. Front row, left to right: a Raxacorico...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/doctor-who-cake-pops/

Chewing Gum is Bad For Your Brain

Gasp! My fourth grade teacher might've been right after all - chewing gum in class may actually be bad for you: ... scientists at Cardiff University in Wales now find chew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/chewing-gum-is-bad-for-your-brain/

Captain America Wall Clock

Captain America Wall Clock - $27.95 Attention Marvel fans! Are you looking for the perfect way to count down the hours to the release of the new Avengers movie? You need Captain America Wall Clock from the NeatoShop....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/captain-america-wall-clock/

Coming Soon to a Monster Movie Near You: Giant Flying Squirrel

There are 43 flying squirrel species in the world. The red and white giant flying squirrel (Petaurista alborufus) is the biggest. It's about 40 centimeters or feet long, I forget which. Burrard-Lucas Photography capt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/coming-soon-to-a-monster-movie-near-you-giant-flying-squirrel/

Why It Sucks Being Left-Handed

Lefties sure got the short shrift. Mental_floss blog outlines the 7 downsides of being a south paw. For example: 2. They May Get Paid Less Full...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/why-it-sucks-being-left-handed/

How Many Wives Should a CEO Have?

Two, apparently. One is too few, and three is too many. The optimum number of wives that a company CEO should have (from a shareholder's perspective, not the first wife's) is two:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/how-many-wives-should-a-ceo-have/

Mathematical Sweater

Sondra Eklund, a knitter, mathematician, and YA librarian, designed and crafted this sweater. It shows, in colors, the prime factorization of every number between 2 and 100: Okay, here’s how it works. You have t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/mathematical-sweater/

Brain Injury Turned Man into Math Genius

Genius: we used to think that you're either born with it or not. But today, we learn that there's another route to become a mathematical genius - being bonked in the head. Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/brain-injury-turned-man-into-math-genius/

It's a Beermergency! Call the Beerbulance!

(Video Link) There are two kinds of beermergencies: bad beer and no beer. In either event, call the Beerbulance for immediate assistance from beer professionals. The Beerbulance is a promotional gimmick for Red Bric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/its-a-beermergency-call-the-beerbulance/

A Dentist Scorned

Anna Mackowiak, a 34-year-old dentist in Wroclaw, Poland, was surprised when 45-year-old Marek Olszewski came to her office complaining of a toothache. See, Olszewski had been her boyfriend until he broke off the relatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/a-dentist-scorned/

Hummingbirds in Flight

You know how it is: anytime we see a hummingbird, we stop and watch, but they fly so fast and dart around so much that you really can't get a good look at an individual bird. But by the magic of high-speed photograph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/hummingbirds-in-flight-2/

Cheetah and Dog are Roommates

(YouTube link) One year ago, Busch Gardens Tampa introduced the public to a cheetah cub and a yellow Lab puppy who are best friends. The pair -- later named Kasi and Mtani by park fans via a Facebook poll -- spent on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/cheetah-and-dog-are-roommates/

The Invention of Jaywalking

Laws against jaywalking are there to protect people from automobiles, but that's a relatively new concept in the long history of roads. A hundred years ago, pedestrians had the same right to use the streets as cars (or h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/the-invention-of-jaywalking/

Kim Il-Sung's Birthday Party

(vimeo link) Patrik Wallner visited North Korea earlier this month, and was there for the commemoration of the 100th birthday of North Korea's first leader, Kim Il-Sung, the grandfather of the current ruler. The fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/29/kim-il-sungs-birthday-party/




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