Archive for July 19th, 2012

The Curious Bodies of Modern Strongmen

Burkhard Bilger has a fascinating article in the New Yorker about modern strongman competitions. He addresses their history, their competitors and what they physically demand from athletes. One particularly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/the-curious-bodies-of-modern-strongmen/

Which Enterprise Is Better, The NCC-1701 or the NCC-1701-A?

(Video Link) The Enterprise, registry number NCC-1701, was the starship of the original Star Trek television series. The Enterprise, registry number NCC-1701-A was the starship of the movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/which-enterprise-is-better-the-ncc-1701-or-the-ncc-1701-a/

City of Berlin Owes Small Town Trillions of Euros

In 1562, the German town of Mittenwalde loaned the town of Berlin 11,200 guilders at 6% interest, compounded annually. Mittenwalde would now like to be repaid: According to Radio Berlin Brandenburg (RBB), the debt wou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/city-of-berlin-owes-town-trillions-of-euros/

Monkey Found Hidden Camera

This cheeky monkey found a hidden camera in the island of Borneo, and decided to strike a pose: Link - via Buzzfeed monkey, hidden camera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/monkey-found-hidden-camera/

Life and Times of Nelson Mandela Illustrated with Social Media

What would the life of Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected President of South Africa, look like if he "had access to the same technology, social media platforms, inst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/life-and-times-of-nelson-mandela-illustrated-with-social-media/

Water Cafe Sells New York City Tap Water

Photo: Ramsay de Give/The Wall Street Journal Hipsters, please. Oxygen bar is so 90s. The new thing is water cafe, which sells New York City tap water. Not just any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/water-cafe-sells-new-york-city-tap-water/

Graffiti From Pompeii

The Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum is a behemoth publication spanning 17 volumes in about 70 parts that record about 180,000 Latin inscriptions from Roman times, ranging from officia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/graffiti-from-pompeii/

9 out of 10 Facebook Users Keep Tabs on Their Exes

Facebook. What is it good for? Well, for one, keeping tabs on your exes. In fact, 9 out of 10 Facebook users use the social network to do just that: According to a study...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/9-out-of-10-facebook-users-keep-tabs-on-their-exes/

Neanderthal Tartar Shows Evidence of Medicine

Dental hygiene probably wasn't too high on the list of things for Neanderthals to worry about. But in this case, that's a good thing because the tartar found on their teeth told rese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/neanderthal-tartar-shows-evidence-of-medicine/

5 Guys and 1 Piano Cover of One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful

It took 5 guys and 1 piano to create this clever cover of the boy band One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful. See Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson (any guy with the middle nam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/5-guys-and-1-piano-cover-of-one-directions-what-makes-you-beautiful/

Pregnant at the Olympics

Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi will compete in the London Olympics as the first female shooting sports competitor from Malaysia. She is also eight months pregnant. Therefore, she joins a small and exclusive club of athletes w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/pregnant-at-the-olympics/

Insults & Comebacks For All Occassions

Insults & Comebacks For All Occasions - $8.95 Do you have trouble thinking on your feet? Never be caught without the proper retort or taunt again with the Insults & Comebacks For All Occasions book from the Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/insults-comebacks-for-all-occassions/

Wildebeest

(YouTube link) Two wildebeests down by the river consider an important question: what is that in the river? Another gem from Birdbox Studio. -via The Daily What animation, wildebeest, Birdbox Studio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/wildebeest/

Quite Likely the Worst Job Ever

Journalist and social reformer Henry Mayhew wrote about the many ways poor people in Victorian London found to make a living. None of his subjects, though, aroused more fascination–or greater disgust–among his reade...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/quite-likely-the-worst-job-ever/

Zach Anner's Riding Shotgun

(YouTube link) After hosting a travel show on Oprah Winfrey's failing TV network, Zach Anner is back, producing his own internet travel series. He asked reddit members to suggest destinations on his personal subreddit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/zach-anners-riding-shotgun/

Once in a Lifetime Tattoo Misspelled

Jerri Peterson of Atlanta, Georgia, was thrilled with the chance to carry the Olympic Flame in the torch relay as it passed through Derby, England. She was selected to participate because of her charity work. The 54-year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/once-in-a-lifetime-tattoo-misspelled/

This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us

(YouTube link) "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us" by the band Sparks was a hit in the UK in 1974 -and has been rerecorded several times since then. A "silent film" version is the soundtrack for this 1920s-sty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/this-town-aint-big-enough-for-both-of-us/

The 2012 Emmy Nominations

The nominations for the 2012 Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and you can see the shows up for Outstanding Drama Series in the photograph. The complete list of nominations is at Buzzfeed. LinkEmmy nominations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/the-2012-emmy-nominations/

The Only Known Recording of Sigmund Freud's Voice

(Video Link) The father of psychology spent the last year of his life in Britain. A BBC radio crew visited him at his home on Dec. 7, 1938. He was suffering from jaw cancer and uttering every word was agonizing. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/the-only-known-recording-of-sigmund-freuds-voice/

Walt & Jesse As Amigurimi Plushies

Tired of your LEGO meth lab? Then maybe you need one of these adorable little Breaking Bad amigurimi plushies to help act out all of your meth-making fantasies. Aren't they just the cutest drug manufacturers you've e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/walt-jesse-as-amigurimi-plushies/

Here's The Firefly Reunion Panel From Comic Con

(YouTube Link) In case you care about seeing the hour long Firefly reunion panel from Comic Con, some geek samaritan has uploaded it to YouTube in five bite sized parts. The sound is surprisingly good for a fan sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/heres-the-firefly-reunion-panel-from-comic-con/

What Is It? game 234

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the object in this picture is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/what-is-it-game-234/

Squirrel Attack Mug

Squirrel Attack Mug - $10.95 Are you nuts about squirrels? Embrace your passion for these fuzzy tailed rodents with the Squirrel Attack Mug from the NeatoShop. This fantastic mug features an adorable squirrel hiding i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/squirrel-attack-mug/

Everybody Out!

(YouTube link) How many Russian soldiers (or are they sailors?) can you get into one truck? All of them, apparently. (via Buzzfeed)russia, Military, clown car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/everybody-out/

Awesome Dark Knight Rises 3D Street Art

In a perfectly appropriate form of movie promotion, this awesome work of 3d street art was created to celebrate the release of The Dark Knight Rises in Madrid. The Bane of my existence would be if some J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/awesome-dark-knight-rises-3d-street-art/

The Legend and Legacy of American Pie

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. "American Pie," written and recorded by Don McLean, is the longest song to ever reach #1 o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/the-legend-and-legacy-of-american-pie/

Cloudy

(YouTube link) See how sweet fluffy clouds and cute little raindrops are really made! If this doesn't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will. By Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III of the collective Frien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/cloudy/

Seemingly Functional Cardboard Sculptures

These intricately designed cardboard sculptures were created by Bartek Eisner, a man who knows how to turn sheets of cardboard into stuff you might need around the house, like an AK-47, a fireplace and a chainsaw....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/seemingly-functional-cardboard-sculptures/

A Simply Stunning Lord of the Rings Poster

Sure the regular movie poster is pretty cool, but this version by artist Aaron Horkey is absolutely gorgeous  with its subtle art nouveau design. Link Via BoingBoingArt, movie posters, lord of the rings, fantasy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/a-simply-stunning-lord-of-the-rings-poster/

Say Hello to the Office Goat

(Video Link) Pssh... office dogs are so last year. Here at the Neatorama office, we've moved on to the office goat long ago. Granted, he once ate an entire stack of paychecks, but he also gave us a great excuse when w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/19/say-hello-to-the-office-goat/








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