Archive for July 23rd, 2012

This Baby Alpaca Has A Lot to Say About Alpacas Online

(Video Link) Have you ever wondered what a YouTube video response would look if it was given by a alpaca? Well, now you know. I like to imagine that his commentary is much more intelligent than anything you would ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/this-baby-alpaca-has-a-lot-to-say-about-alpacas-online/

Heisenberg Blue Glass Rock Candy

Etsy seller Los Pulgas Hermanos has the candy you'll want to snack on while watching the AMC series Breaking Bad. This is a novelty item: cotton candy flavored blue rock candy in a biodegradable 4" X 3" bag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/heisenberg-blue-glass-rock-candy/

Titanic Survivor to NatGeo Writer

Helen Churchill Candee had an extraordinary life. She was a divorced mother of two and a prolific writer before she ever stepped on the deck of the Titanic. And she made the papers when the ship sank. Given Candee‚Ä...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/titanic-survivor-to-natgeo-writer/

Come Here!

(YouTube link) "Come here, boy! Come home right now! ...and bring the cat!" I swear, sometimes I think there's a factory somewhere outside Moscow that cranks out strange animal videos to sell to Russia's trade partner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/come-here/

R.I.P. Sally Ride

Astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died today in La Jolla, California of pancreatic cancer. The announcement was made by her company, Sally Ride Science. Ride, who was a physicist, became a househo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/r-i-p-sally-ride/

Science of the Basketball Free Throw

For the past 50 years, NBA basketball players successfully shoot about 75% of free throws, so it's natural to think that is the natural limit. But that's before science got involved:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/science-of-the-basketball-free-throw/

Night View From the International Space Station

This is fantastic: photographer Knate Myers assembled photos from the International Space Station into a gorgeous video clip with a sound track of Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/night-view-from-the-international-space-station/

Roller Girl Air Freshener

Roller Girl Air Freshener - $2.95 Do you need an air freshener that is as strong as that weird smell in your car? You need the cherry scented Roller Girl Air Freshener from the NeatoShop. This air freshener is tough,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/roller-girl-air-freshener/

Reading List of Fictional Characters

What does your favorite fictional character read? Emily Temple of Flavorwire compiled the reading list of 10 fictional characters - from Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/reading-list-of-fictional-characters/

What Is The Fair Market Value of Something That Cannot be Sold?

That's the question that lawyers of the heirs of New York art dealer Ileana Sonnabend and the IRS are arguing in this Catch-22 case involving artwork by Robert Rauschenberg:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/what-is-the-fair-market-value-of-something-that-cannot-be-sold/

World's First Portable Computer

Back in 1975, engineers at IBM created the world's first commercial portable computer, the IBM 5100 Portable Computer. Super light (for its time), the computer weighed in at 55 lb and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/worlds-first-portable-computer/

Pizza Constructed Out of a Lattice of Bacon

Love bacon and pizza? Then this is for you: the Ketogenic Pizza, which uses a lattice of bacon instead of dough. Sean  Coonce of The Free Range Human blog tells us how to make your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/pizza-constructed-out-of-a-lattice-of-bacon/

Language X is Essentially Language Y Under Conditions Z

There are about 6,000 languages in the world, but according to this long list compiled by John Cowan, all languages are basically the same. Here's "Language X is essentially langu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/language-x-is-essentially-language-y-under-conditions-z/

When Hyphen Boy Meets Hyphen Girl

It's regular ol' love story: boy meets girl, they fall in love, and then they started thinking about marriage. But then, there's a twist: both have hyphenated last names, and merging...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/when-hyphen-boy-meets-hyphen-girl/

Artificial Jellyfish Made From Rat Cells

It looks like a jellyfish. It swims like a jellyfish. But, the tentacled artificial creature above, dubbed the "Medusoid," is actually created by scientists at Caltech and Ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/artificial-jellyfish-made-from-rat-cells/

Unicorn Cakes

You have to wonder about the person who ordered a cake decorated with a unicorn that poops not rainbows, but cupcakes! And you have to imagine how that conversation at the bakery went. Nonetheless, the cake is as cut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/unicorn-cakes/

Mom Arrested for Raising Grades

You are, no doubt, familiar with the term "helicopter parents," the ones who hover over their children, helping them out, and making sure they never fail at anything. Well, it looks like doing your child's homework for h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/mom-arrested-for-raising-grades/

MIA Elbow

Okay, is this cover of Russian Vogue a Photoshop disaster or is the model's elbow just hidden by a strange camera angle? You can leave your choice in a poll at Photoshop Disasters, or in the comments. One commenter t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/mia-elbow/

Which Witch is Which?

Witches are part of our legends and lore, and part of our pop culture landscape, too! How well do you know your witches? Find out with today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. Each question will lead you to name the w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/which-witch-is-which/

The City of London

(YouTube link) The City of London is not the same as the big city n England that we call London. It's a bit complicated, but C.G.P. Grey does a pretty decent job of explaining the difference. -via Laughing Squid Londo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/the-city-of-london/

Woman Had A Pen In Her Stomach For 25 Years

It's a story you hear every day- woman goes in to see her doctor due to rapid weight loss, and an x ray reveals that she's had a felt tip pen stuck in her stomach for the last 25 years. Here's more: On subsequent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/woman-had-a-pen-in-her-stomach-for-25-years/

Fire Time

(vimeo link) Chris Bolton made this short documentary about the art of fire-eating or fire-breathing, featuring slow-motion sequences shot at 2000 frames per second. -via the Presurferfire breathing, circus acts, fire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/fire-time/

This Picture Is Worth A Thousand Calories

Cocoagraph is a Philadelphia based company that sells a rather unique confection- edible chocolate photographs available in four flavors all ready to print and eat. I'm not sure why you would want to eat a photo,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/this-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-calories/

Obama Does One Direction

(YouTube link) President Obama sings "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction. Oh, he didn't mean to, but the words are all his. This was edited by Fadi Saleh, who talks about how he does it at The Daily D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/obama-does-one-direction/

Fly Fashion Ads From The 1970s

These fashion ads from 1970s feature an array of styles and garments no one should be caught dead wearing in public, unless you're attending a Halloween party or Player's Ball. From fly pimp daddy furry coats to p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/fly-fashion-ads-from-the-1970s/

Surprise Temporary Tattoos

Surprise Temporary Tattoos - $6.95 Are you a happy individual with commitment issues and a ginormous phobia of needles?  Don't let your fears keep you from getting inked. Get the Surprise Temporary Tattoos from the N...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/surprise-temporary-tattoos/

Royal Olympians

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips is part of the British equestrian team participating in the London Olympics this year. She is far from the first member of European royalty to compete in the games, thoug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/royal-olympians/

When Office Space and The Matrix Combine

(Video Link) It's true, dreaming about Milton never shutting up about his stapler really would be a nightmare. Of course, if you woke up to a call by Lumbergh after that, you might start wishing you were in The Matrix...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/when-the-office-and-the-matrix-combine/

The Dumbest Western Ever Made

The following is an article from Uncle John's Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader. There are plenty of worthless Westerns. But few can match this combination of two -count 'em- hilariously lousy films in one....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/the-dumbest-western-ever-made/

Post Apocalyptic Web Series - Silent City

(YouTube Link) There's a new post-apocalyptic web series called Silent City that may make a web series believer out of you. Silent City centers around a wasteland traveler who is constantly on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/23/post-apocalyptic-web-series-silent-city/




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