Archive for July 18th, 2012

Skateboard Swing

Margarita Germane found this swing in a friend's yard. Skateboards, swings and improvised toys--it's like so much of an idyllic childhood in one shot. Link -via Makeskateboards, swings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/skateboard-swing/

The California Cycleway

Image: Dobbins Collection/Pasadena Museum of History Over a hundred years ago, long before cars became popular, bicycles ruled the roads. They even had highways built just for them....

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A Short Action Film Written by a 4-Year Old Kid, Starring Joss Whedon and Dave Foley

(Video Link) Brett has a bright future in filmmaking. His movie Scary Smash is a gripping tale of a milkman (Dave Foley), a super soldier (Joss Whedon) and a terrible monster that threatens to destroy their c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/a-short-action-film-written-by-a-4-year-old-kid-starring-joss-whedon-and-dave-foley/

Caffeine Crystals

Image: Annie Cavanagh and David McCarthy To paraphrase Ben Franklin, coffee is proof that God loves us and wants us to work. The beautiful image above is a false-colored scanning electr...

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Dolphin: Math Genius?

Flipper may be much smarter than you think, mathematically speaking at least: Dolphins may use complex nonlinear mathematics when hunting, according to a new study that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/dolphin-math-genius/

This Is a 600-Year Old Bra

Archaeologists were surprised to find it and three others at a castle in Austria because the invention of the bra is thought to date back little over a century: Fashion experts describe the find as surprising beca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/this-is-a-600-year-old-bra/

Animals with Misleading Names

Science and nature cartoonist Rosemary Mosco posted this handy guide to animals with misleading names: Link - via Laughing Squid   Rosemary Mosco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/animals-with-misleading-names/

Raindrop Keeps Falling on a Hummingbird's Head

Image: Victor M. Ortega Raindrops keep falling on its head And the hummingbird whose body seems too small to survive Nothin' seems to matter Those raindrops are fal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/raindrop-keeps-falling-on-a-hummingbirds-head/

LOLPERA: Yes, an Opera About Lolcats

It was inevitable. You knew it was coming, and so it is here. Behold, the LOLPERA: a lolcat pop opera by Ellen Warkentine and Andrew Pedroza. LA Weekly's "Pic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/lolpera-yes-an-opera-about-lolcats/

The Daughter of Dawn

In 1920, a feature film was shot in Oklahoma starring an entirely Native American cast -300 people from the Comanche and Kiowa nations, in authentic sets and costumes they themselves provided. It was a love story. Such a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/the-daughter-of-dawn/

Duality Comes to Atlantic City

(vimeo link) Watch Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall crumble away and then resurrect itself in brilliant color, thanks to the projection magic of Moment Factory. They call the show "Duality." The full show is over eigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/duality-comes-to-atlantic-city/

The Myriad Monikers of Gotham's Villains

Pop Chart Lab produced a huge chart that classifies the villains of Gotham City -and there have been a lot of them over the past 70 years! The picture here is just a small portion of the chart, which is for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/the-myriad-monikers-of-gothams-villains/

Amazon Yesterday Shipping

(YouTube link) Online shopping really grew with Express Delivery, then Next Day Delivery. Now Amazon is working out plans to unveil same-day delivery service. This video shows what the next logical step will be. From...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/amazon-yesterday-shipping/

Animated Star Trails on Bing's Homepage

We've never really talked 'bout Microsoft's search engine Bing before on Neatorama, and, honestly, hasn't been much reason to do so. Until now. Today's Bing homepage features a gorgeous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/animated-star-trails-on-bings-homepage/

The Secret of the Aurochs

The movie Beasts of the Southern Wild is a live-action film featuring aurochs, which are extinct animals. How did they do that? National Geographic talked to second-unit director Ray Tintori about the animal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/the-secret-of-the-aurochs/

Watch Scientists Free a Whale Shark Caught in a Net

(Video Link) Go Team Humanity! Whale sharks, which are filter feeders, sometimes get caught in lift nets in Indonesia's Cendrawasih Bay. These scientists in scuba gear found one and pulled the net open so it could e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/watch-scientists-free-a-whale-shark-caught-in-a-net/

The Orpheus Septych

DeviantART member Ari Bach drew a septych illustrating the story of Orpheus. That means seven pictures, but they all fit together in the drawing you see here. Separately, they are The Death of Eurydice, Orpheus at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/the-orpheus-septych/

What Are the Optimal Military Tactics for Taking Disney World's Cinderella Castle?

At the heart of the Magic Kingdom is a fortress popularly known as the Cinderella Castle. He who controls it controls the Magic Kingdom, and is thus in a strong position to rule over all of Disney World. How would yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/what-are-the-optimal-siege-tactics-for-taking-the-disney-worlds-cinderella-castle/

Damaged Street Signs Linked to Prostitutes

Officials in Auckland, New Zealand have encountered over 40 street signs that have been bent or broken in one neighborhood over the past 18 months. Thousands of dollars have been spent to replace them. Who is to blame? L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/damaged-street-signs-linked-to-prostitutes/

Eyeball Lunch Bag

Eyeball Lunch Bag - $15.95 Do you have the feeling that someone is eying your tasty treat? Keep a watchful eye on your meal with the Eyeball Lunch Bag from the NeatoShop. This creepy bloodshot eye lunch box is insulat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/eyeball-lunch-bag/

The LEGO Wire

(Yahoo! link) Just like the TV show, this one comes with a warning for language and violence. -via Buzzfeed Lego, The Wire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/the-lego-wire/

Chocolate Fondue Muffins

This is a great fondue idea, assuming that you haven't already shoved the entire muffin down your throat, as I probably would. Miit, a French design firm, made this muffin for My Little Lyon 2010, which appears to be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/chocolate-fondue-muffins/

Man Catches Girl Who Falls from Third Story Window

(Video Link) Steve St. Bernard, a bus driver in New York City, saw a 7-year old girl standing on a window air conditioner. He positioned himself right below her and, when she fell, caught her: The incident occurr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/man-catches-girl-who-falls-from-third-story-window/

Driftwood Dragon

Redditor dowlingstudios carved this stunning dragon's head from a piece of driftwood. But other redditors prudently question if s/he has accurately depicted dragon skin. What do you think? Linksculptures, driftwoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/driftwood-dragon/

A Japanese Version Of Russian Roulette

(YouTube Link) Traditional Russian Roulette has one major element which tends to prevent repeat play- someone usually takes a bullet in the head. This Japanese adaptation of the game won't kill you, it'll only sti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/a-japanese-version-of-russian-roulette/

The Evolution of PC Games

(YouTube link) How many of these games did you play as a kid? Your nostalgic trip through time from Reverse Enginears will be accompanied by catchy, bouncy electronic music. -via The Daily What Geek History, video gam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/the-evolution-of-pc-games/

Suggested Buzzfeed Articles

Bloggers are always scrambling for ideas. Lists are popular with readers, and lists of collected pictures are the easiest thing of all. Buzzfeed has embraced that idea, and Jory John at McSweeney's has been so kind as to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/suggested-buzzfeed-articles/

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Recut Using Footage From Batman: The Animated Series

(Video Link) To promote its upcoming Batman: The Animated Series marathon, The Hub recreated the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises using just footage from the cartoon. I'm amazed that they were abl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/the-dark-knight-trailer-recut-using-footage-from-batman-the-animated-series/

50 Wonderful Comic Con Costumes From 2012

We've been promising to bring you photos from Comic Con for the last week and it's finally time to reveal all the great costumes spotted by Zeon and myself. Here are the fifty greatest costumes we saw at the 2012 San Die...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/50-wonderful-comic-con-costumes-from-2012/

Don't Get On Mr. Wizard's Bad Side

(YouTube Link) I have such fond memories of Mr. Wizard's show from the early 80s that watching this supercut made me want to do a little science fair magic project of my own. And then I realized that Mr. Wizard cou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/18/dont-get-on-mr-wizards-bad-side/




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