Archive for July 12th, 2012

Rolling

Why is this woman spinning? Why does the blog RRRRRRRR_GIF consist entirely of pictures of this woman spinning in different settings? I'll bet that it's an art project. Okay, that may not make sense. Let me try a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/rolling/

Why Do People Say Geronimo When Jumping?

Even kids jumping off of playground equipment scream Geronimo before they let loose, but have you ever stopped and wondered why people do this? Well, Mental Floss has the story: In the early 1940s, the United States...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/why-do-people-say-geronimo-when-jumping/

15 Creepy Abandoned Observatories

Looking for a great place to tell ghost stories and enjoy unparalleled views of the night sky? Well, one of these eerie abandoned observatories might just be the perfect place to host your next camping trip -assuming...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/15-creepy-abandoned-observatories/

Buy Extra Insurance Just in Case

Jake Palmer, a real estate agent in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, promises that future owners will encounter no paranormal problems in this house. He guarantees it in bold print on the sign in front: “This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/buy-extra-insurance-just-in-case/

Dog Tries, Fails to Eat Passing Cars

(YouTube link) Abbey, a dog owned by YouTube user rsyager, figured that it would be easier to catch cars if she was in a car, too. Alas, Abbey's success rate remains appallingly low. Keep at it! -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/dog-tries-fails-to-eat-passing-cars/

Phantom Vibrations

Have you ever felt your phone vibrate, but the sensation wasn't real? Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne call it "phantom vibration." The Atlantic's Robinson Meyer summarized t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/phantom-vibrations/

Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Hangs Out on Street Corner Answering Questions from Passersby

(Video) What's great about this video is that no question is too simplistic for Dr. Leon Lederman to take seriously. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics, but he's not above helping ordinary people grasp the wonders of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/nobel-prize-winning-physicist-hangs-out-on-street-corner-answering-questions-from-passersby/

Piranha Scissors

(YouTube link) Okay, you need to cut something, but you're in the Amazon rain forest with no scissors. What to do? Just grab a friendly neighborhood piranha and let him do the cutting for you! -via Arbroathpiranha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/piranha-scissors/

One Line

Redditor renbo draws portraits that consist of one line each. The line doesn't cross itself or end. It's just one long loop. For him/her, it's a meditative act: it puts my brain in a good place, completely random...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/one-line/

Tesla vs. Edison on the Big Screen

We can see Christian Bale as Tesla, but Nicolas Cage as Thomas Edison? It could be a while before we really see it, but Tesla, Ruler of the World is in development  from Serbian screenwriter Vladimir Raj?i? and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/tesla-vs-edison-on-the-big-screen/

Creepy Expressive Face Robot

(video link) Thirty-two motors under the "skin" gives the robot named FACE expressions that we can recognize. Many years ago, roboticists realised that as you morph an abstract robot into a human you generate a peak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/creepy-expressive-face-robot/

The Saddest Vegetable

From Endless Orgami, a webcomic you should be following. Linkbroccoli, sad, comic, melon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/the-saddest-vegetable/

Everyone Claims to be Batman

(YouTube link) People who say they are Batman are either 1. nuts, 2. quoting from a Batman movie or TV show, or 3. Batman. You decide which is which in this supercut from Gorilla Mask. Link -via Buzzfeedbatma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/everyone-claims-to-be-batman/

Leggo My Eggo

Michael Goudeau made this for The Pancake Project. He tells us it is, indeed a real Eggo waffle in the pancake's hand. Link -via Neatorama's G+ page  pancake, waffle, Eggo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/leggo-my-eggo/

Boombox Coin Bag

Boombox Coin Bag - $15.95 Feeling nostalgic for your first love, the boombox. Reclaim that loving feeling with the Boombox Coin Bag from the NeatoShop. This happy little retro purse is big on style. Be sure to check ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/boombox-coin-bag/

Skippy, the Stone-skipping Robot

(YouTube link) When I saw this cute robot that can skip rocks, I thought, "Great, now they automated a lazy summer human pastime." But you can control this robot to skip rocks for you through the internet! It's an ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/skippy-the-stone-skipping-robot/

New Headlights Make Raindrops Disappear

Do you ever have trouble driving through rain at night because every raindrop reflects your headlights? Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute has developed a new type of car headlight that reduces glare from falling rain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/new-headlights-make-raindrops-disappear/

Regarding Yodeling

(YouTube link) To hear authentic Swiss yodeling, you need to go to the mountains of Switzerland ...or watch a video by someone who did. NatGeo's Digital Nomad Andrew Evans recorded Swiss yodeler Amadé Perrig, a cowhe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/regarding-yodeling/

Unrealistic

I kid you not -I saw this Twaggie not two minutes after I got an Adobe update notice (and since I saw this two minutes afterward, you know I clicked "remind me later"). The Tweet came from @AristotlesNZ and the illus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/unrealistic/

Giraffe Rescued from Septic Tank

A full-grown giraffe became stuck when its weight apparently caused a septic tank to collapse at the Marloth Park wildlife preserve in South Africa. Veterinarian Cobus Raath and a team of rescuers worked to free the anim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/giraffe-rescued-from-septic-tank/

My Little Alien

Something's wrong with this pony--my Pinkie sense is tingling. Mari Kasurinen crafted this mad vision of H.R. Giger's alien queen from sculpey and painted it with acrylic. Linkalien, My Little Ponies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/my-little-alien/

What Is It? game 233

Here it is, our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Tell us what this object is, if you know. If you don't, make a wild guess!Place your guess in the comment section below. O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/what-is-it-game-233/

Comic Convention Warning Signs

Comic Con in San Diego is this weekend! Here are some warning signs they should use to make your visit safer and easier, from College Humor. Linkhumor, signs, ComicCon, comics conventions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/comic-convention-warning-signs/

Breaking Batman

(YouTube link) Looks like the Dark Knight is dabbling in some illegal chemistry! This mashup of Breaking Bad and the many Batman movies works disturbingly well. Oh, and if you haven't kept up with th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/breaking-batman/

Harbor the Rescue Raccoon

Harbor the raccoon was kept in a small cage for four years and become almost completely blind before wildlife rehabilitator MaryEllen Schoeman took him in. She washed, fed, and cuddled him, then introduced him to his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/harbor-the-rescue-raccoon/

Fantastic Delites Must be Good

(YouTube link) An Australian snack called Fantastic Delites has an advertising campaign centered around what people are willing to do to get a free pack. This vending machine won't take money, but it will make you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/fantastic-delites-must-be-good/

6 Famous Misquotes & Where They Came From

You’ve probably heard most of these misquotes aren’t accurate already, but what you might not know is where they actually originated and how they ended up getting associated with certain famous people and characters....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/6-famous-misquotes-where-they-came-from/

Interactive Murals By Ernest Zacharevic

These awesome murals by Ernest Zacharevic really make the buildings on which they're painted come alive, and add a whimsical touch to the town. Ernest's paintings range from entire walls to subtle little pieces, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/interactive-murals-by-ernest-zacharevic/

An Amazing Array Of Custom Action Figures

Figure modder elvis1976 knows his way around the clays and the plastics, and he creates unique versions of popular comic book characters that show his deep love for the funny books. Of particular note are his vers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/an-amazing-array-of-custom-action-figures/

Hungary's Red Sludge Disaster Zone Two Years Later

There's a section of Hungary known as the red sludge disaster zone, where the land was ravaged by toxic waste in 2010 and now looks like a surreal martian landscape devoid of human life. The photos in this series...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/12/hungarys-red-sludge-disaster-zone-two-years-later/








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