Archive for June 6th, 2012

Ambulance Chasing: It's Not Just for Lawyers Anymore

Once it was a competitive sport practiced only by lawyers, but now everyone can chase after ambulances. The Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company in northern Virginia raises money by challenging people to pursu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/ambulance-chasing-its-not-just-for-lawyers-anymore/

Professor Toothy Insists on Directly Supervising Your Dental Care

(Video Link) Professor Toothy's advice is dubious. As are his social skills, for that matter. But you cannot doubt his dedication to dental hygiene. Content warning: some NSFW language. Link -via Weer'd Worldshor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/professor-toothy-insists-on-directly-supervising-your-dental-care/

R2-D2 Budgie

The force is strong with this bird! YouTube user 3pdave uploaded a short and sweet video clip of a budgie that can mimic the sound effects of R2-D2 perfectly. He used an old S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/r2-d2-budgie/

The Web's Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Image & Recipe: Closet Cooking Grilled cheese sandwiches sure have gone a long way since we used to slap a cheese on two pieces of bread and call it a day! Mike Newman of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/the-webs-best-grilled-cheese-sandwiches/

The Super Wan Wan Dog Circus

(video link) The newest episode of The Cute Show from VICE shows us the Super Wan Wan Dog Circus of Tsukuba City, Japan. Many of the dog performers, all adopted from shelters, hold world records for various trucks! *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/the-super-wan-wan-dog-circus/

Black Hole Ejected From Home Galaxy

Image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/F.Civano et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Optical (wide field): CFHT, NASA/STScI Astronomers from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory spotted a black hole...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/black-hole-ejected-from-home-galaxy/

Empire of the Binary Sun

Rob Wood of Cu3ik designs reimagined the Empire of the Sun movie poster into something from a galaxy far, far away. Behold, Empire of the Binary Sun: Link  ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/empire-of-the-binary-sun/

Grimms' Fairy Tales Postertext

Grimms' Fairy Tales Postertext - $34.95 Do your walls look gruesomely bare? Livening them up is child's play with the Grimms' Fairy Tales Postertext from the NeatoShop. This great conversation piece features many shor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/grimms-fairy-tales-postertext/

Cellular Symphony of a Developing Embryo

Micrograph: Keller et a./Nature Methods Scientists have created a new technique to capture 3-D images of a developing fruit fly embryo: Order emerges from cellular...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/cellular-symphony-of-a-developing-embryo/

Colors and Personalities of Gouldian Finches

Scientists studying the Gouldian finches of Australia discovered that the bird's colorful head actually correspond to their personalities: Scientists from Liverpool John Moo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/colors-and-personalities-of-gouldian-finches/

Ray Bradbury's Letter: All My Friends Were On The Shelves Above

  Ray Bradbury, who just passed away, wrote this letter in 2006 about how he wrote his novella The Fireman, which later got expanded into Fahrenheit 451, by renting a typewriter in the basement of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/ray-bradburys-letter-all-my-friends-where-on-the-shelves-above/

Industrial Light and Magic: Behind The Scenes of The Avengers

How did the visual effects masters at Industrial Light and Magic bring the Hulk to life in the blockbuster The Avengers? Scott Broock of The Daily has the behind the scenes look:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/industrial-light-and-magic-behind-the-scenes-of-the-avengers/

Macho Guys Can Be Surprisingly Cooperative

Macho guys are usually portrayed as go-it-alone heroes in the movies, but Hollywood may have gotten it wrong. New study suggests that men with macho faces may actually be surprisingly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/macho-guys-can-be-surprisingly-cooperative/

"Vampire" Skeletons

Archaeologists in Bulgaria discovered two skeletons with iron rods piercing their chest to stop them from turning into vampires: "These skeletons stabbed with rods illu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/vampire-skeletons/

Blind Tennis

The photo of a tennis game above may look a bit strange to you: the court is a bit small, the net is a badminton net lowered to the ground, and the oversized ball bounces two to three...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/blind-tennis/

How Monkey and Ape Ancestors Colonized Africa

[caption id="attachment_67950" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Eosimias"][/caption] We learned that humans evolved from earlier primates in Africa and then spread around the world. But what about those earlier...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/how-monkey-and-ape-ancestors-colonized-africa/

What Killed Giant Insects That Ruled The Skies of Ancient Earth?

A fossilized insect wing from the species Stephanotypus schneideri and it is about 300 million years old. The wing is about 7.5 inches (19 centimeters long), substantially smalle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/what-killed-giant-insects-that-ruled-the-skies-of-ancient-earth/

Man Builds Replica of Golden Gate Bridge across Creek in Kansas

In 1967, Larry Richardson saw San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge as he headed to Vietnam: The story began in the dead of night in February 1969, when Larry was on a troop bus on his way to deployment. Jolted awake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/man-builds-replica-of-golden-gate-bridge-across-creek-in-kansas/

Knitted Spam Poetry

Those strangely written emails in your spam folder make a lot more sense once you understand that they're actually lines of poetry. Mar Canet and Varvara Guljajeva knitted them together into a form that will be perfe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/knitted-spam-poetry/

Giant Googly Eyes

Giant Googly Eyes - $6.95 Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz and personality to boring everyday items? You need the Giant Googly Eyes from the NeatoShop. This eye popping set of two giant googly eyes co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/giant-googly-eyes/

Saintly Superheroes

Igor Scalisi Palminteri purchased a few images and figures of saints from street markets in his native Palermo. With a bit of acrylic paint and presumably some modeling clay, he turned them into serene and contemplat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/saintly-superheroes/

Traumdeutung

(vimeo link) Have you ever dreamed about a squirrel? Ah, we know what that means! This surreal animation by the Helsinki creative team Fellowland involves a narrator who took advice from a squirrel that appeared in hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/traumdeutung/

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, author of classic works of fiction such as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man, died this morning in Los Angeles. His grandson, Danny Karapetian, shared th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/r-i-p-ray-bradbury/

Tim Burton: A Filmography

(vimeo link) Produced by Martin Woutisseth, this video is an entry in a French contest that challenges filmmakers to pay tribute to Tim Burton in five minutes or less. You can see almost 300 other entries at DailiyMot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/tim-burton-a-filmography/

How to Memorize a Deck of Cards with Superhuman Speed

In a guest post, two-time USA Memory Champion Ron White tells us how he memorizes a deck of cards. It involves advance preparation in creating a simple yet bizarre mental image for each card placement. It may help yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/how-to-memorize-a-deck-of-cards-with-superhuman-speed/

The Other Diamond Jubilee

(YouTube link) Only one other monarch has reigned over England as long as Queen Elizabeth II, although the current queen may surpass that record in the next few years. Queen Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901, and was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/the-other-diamond-jubilee/

Woman Accidentally Steals Getaway Car

A Houston woman identified only as Blanca was cashing a check at the Chase bank in Uvalde, Texas, when armed bank robbers stormed in. She was so frightened, she ran to the first car she saw and drove away. She later foun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/woman-accidentally-steals-getaway-car/

A Found on Flickr WTF?

Looking through Flickr for an article the other day, I randomly came across this odd picture of a fancy-dressed goat who happens to be urinating and I couldn't help but share it with all of you. Enjoy. LinkFunny,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/a-found-on-flickr-wtf/

The VW Bug’s Rare and Quirky Czech Mate

This odd-looking vehicle is a 1950 Tatra T-600 Tatraplan, a Czechoslovakian car collector Justin Pinchot found in Canada. It has an air-cooled, rear-mounted engine. If that reminds you of the Volkswagen Beetle you dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/the-vw-bugs-rare-and-quirky-czech-mate/

The Credible Hulk

Unfortunately, I don't think that attacking things while angry, even if it is somewhat justified, is necessarily a credible course of action. Link Via The Daily WhatFunny, cartoons, comics, jokes, The Hulk, the in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/06/the-credible-hulk/








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