Archive for May 5th, 2012

Vocal Version of the Star Wars Theme

(Video Link) After creating more than 90 tracks, vocal performer Nick McKaig was able to duplicate the Star Wars main title theme. He merged the tracks, but insists that the sound is "100% vocals and 100% m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/vocal-version-of-the-star-wars-theme/

Punch-Out!! Collages Made from Nintendo Magazines

Chris Lange's collages show characters from the classic boxing video game Punch-Out!! Appropriately, his source material is torn-up copies of Nintendo Power magazine. Link -via Technabobcollage,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/punch-out-collages-made-from-nintendo-magazines/

Assassin Bug Carries the Exoskeletons of Its Victims on Its Back

Photo: rizalis/Flickr Meet the world's most gruesome killer. The assassin bug proudly displays the exoskeleton of its kills (after it sucked out the innards as dinner) on its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/assassin-bug-carries-the-exoskeletons-of-its-victims-on-its-back/

Meet Claude the Tasmanian Giant Crab

Meet Claude the Tasmanian giant crab, who was saved from boiling death when a British aquarium bought him: Catch of the day: Held up by Sealife aquarist Jemma Battric, Cla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/meet-claude-the-tasmanian-giant-crab/

Yoda Yodeling

(Video Link) Yodeling is retro-cool on Dagobah now. Still, I suspect that this is not the real Yoda and that someone has manipulated the video. -via The Presurferyoda, yodeling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/yoda-yodeling/

Most People Are Actually Below Average

Reach back into the deep recesses of your mind and recall the bell curve from that statistics class. That Gaussian distribution is what most people think when they measure hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/most-people-are-actually-below-average/

Greatest Business Ever: Drive-A-Tank

Do you need to drive a tank? Call Drive-A-Tank, a company that lets you drive a tank. When do you need to drive a tank? The correct answer is 'yes'. For as low as $399 a day, you can drive a tank through the wood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/greatest-business-ever-drive-a-tank/

Your Brain Knows The Difference Between Metaphors and Similes, Even if You Don't

Much to the chagrin of my high school English teacher, my classmates and I always got our metaphors and similes mixed up. But take heart, Mrs. Potter! It turns out that our brains did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/your-brain-knows-the-difference-between-metaphors-and-similes-even-if-you-dont/

Airport Cheerleaders

To lessen the stress of modern air travel, China's Dalian International Airport decided to enlist the help of ... cheerleaders! To entertain waiting passengers, Dalian Inter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/airport-cheerleaders/

Texas: If You Find Bigfoot, You Can Legally Kill Him

This news changes my plans for the weekend. John Lloyd Scharf wrote to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, asking if it would be legal to hunt Bigfoot. State official L. David Sinclair wrote back that as long as you h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/texas-if-you-find-bigfoot-you-can-legally-kill-him/

Extremely High Waisted Pants

If you think about it, wearing tops and pants are totally inefficient. I mean, why wear two pieces of clothings when one would do? Yes, women have been wearing one-piece dresses forever b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/extremely-high-waisted-pants/

Modified Social Benches

Photo: Artshooter/Flickr Photo: Artshooter/Flickr Tired? Why don't you sit down on this ... whaaaa?! Actually, you're looking at Modified Social Benches by artist Jeppe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/modified-social-benches/

Things We Forget

Things We Forget is a blogger who left Post-It Notes filled with inspiring messages in random places in Singapore. So far, he (or perhaps she) has left over 800 messages: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/things-we-forget/

Hemingway in Cuba

In 1953, Ernest Hemingway won his only Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Old Man and the Sea, which was published in its entirety in LIFE magazine in September of 1952. The magazine sent photograph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/hemingway-in-cuba/

Farting on the Moon

(YouTube link) Astronaut John Young, commander of Apollo 16, tells a story during the April 1972 mission. Contains NSFW language that you won't hear in any museum exhibit I know of. -via MetafilterFart, moon, nasa, Ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/farting-on-the-moon/

The Secret Restroom

There's an entire website about the "Secret Restroom" located to the side of Carnation Plaza at Disneyland. It's not so much a secret anymore, but it is a fully-accessible one-holer tucked away as to not be noticeabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/the-secret-restroom/

Chinese Lottery Winners in Silly Masks

Common advice on what to do when you win the lottery is to not tell anyone. That's especially hard to do in states where you are required to make a public appearance or have your name published. In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/chinese-lottery-winners-in-silly-masks/

Horse Plays Guitar

(YouTube link) The first thing I thought of when I saw this video was El Kabong, the alter ego of the cartoon character Quick Draw McGraw. El Kabong made about the same sounds when he beaned a bad guy with his guitar....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/horse-plays-guitar/

This Week at Neatorama

Even if you had no other obvious clues (such as kids with spring fever), you certainly know summer is near when Hollywood releases its big-budget action movies. You may have seen The Avengers already. Dark S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/this-week-at-neatorama-102/

Gerardam: Indian Dubstep

(YouTube link) Brothers Johnnathan and Joshua Gerard call their style of dance Gerardam for obvious reasons. They took dubstep dancing and added elements of mime, contortion, and um, maybe some other stuff, too. Warni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/gerardam-indian-dubstep/

If Your Favorite Geek Gals Were Created 100 Years Ago

If The Avengers was a stage play in 1887 rather than a movie in 2012, then the Black Widow would still be just as sexy...just in a completely different way. So would Princess Leia, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/if-your-favorite-geek-gals-were-created-100-years-ago/

These Bear Cubs Will Rev You Up With Cuteness

(Video Link) No, that's not a car engine starting up, that is the sound of two precious black bear cubs bearing the adorable names of Yogi and Boo-Boo. If you listen to the sound only, it gets real annoying, real quic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/these-bear-cubs-will-rev-you-up-with-cuteness/

Absolutely Adorable Bento Lunch Boxes

Heather Sitarzewski decided one day that she wanted to try making her son a bento box for his school lunch every day for the next year. After getting her bearings, she started to create some wonderful and amazing des...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/absolutely-adorable-bento-lunch-boxes/

The Awesome Murals At the Sesame Workshop Offices

If you're going to work somewhere awesome like the Sesame Workshop, then you'd hope that the decor would reflect just how amazing your workplace is. In this particular case, it certainly does.That's because the walls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/the-awesome-murals-at-the-sesame-workshop-offices/

Axolotl Never Grow Up T-Shirt

Never Grow Up Axolotl T-shirt - $14.95 The axolotl "Never Grow Up" T-shirt by Nathan Mazur of Scared of Bees is my new favorite Science T-Shirt f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/axolotl-never-grow-up-t-shirt/

Game of Thrones Houses As Existing Beers

Is it just me or does Winterfell somehow seem like it would be tastier than Heineken?  And, of course, Night's Watch would certainly be better than MGD because, well, anything is better than Miller. But I guess I'm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/game-of-thrones-houses-as-existing-beers/

Steve Jobs Played FDR in a Video for Apple Employees

(Video Link) It was 1984. Apple had assembled top employees in a retreat to prepare for the big push against IBM. To inspire them, Steve Jobs made this video comparing the effort with World War II. Jobs, of course,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/05/steve-jobs-played-fdr-in-a-video-for-apple-employees/






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