Archive for July 30th, 2012

Kid President Grills Pendleton Ward

(YouTube Link) Kid President asks Pendleton Ward, creator of the animated series Adventure Time, some tough questions about his beard, childhood and friendship. This video made me wish we could have a kid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/kid-president-grills-pendleton-ward/

25 Crazy Photos From The Olympics Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London will go down in history as one of the wackiest, and most theatrical, displays of national pride ever seen at the games. There were Ravers, Voldemort puppets and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/25-crazy-photos-from-the-olympics-opening-ceremony/

Marvel Unleashes The All Winners Squad

I was overjoyed when I found out that Marvel is making an animated web series called All Winners Squad, which features Howard the Duck and some lesser known characters like Squirrel Girl, Hypno Hustler and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/marvel-unleashes-the-all-winners-squad/

Vintage Pics Of Summer Fun

Oh the joys of summer- outdoor barbecues, beach blanket bingo and breaking a sweat without moving a muscle. Summertime is in full swing, so let's take a gander at these vintage pics of people having fun in the sun!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/vintage-pics-of-summer-fun/

Cat Wants to be a Cat Bank

(YouTube link) We've shown you how a cat bank works. We've even seen cats using one. We even have them in the NeatoShop, in case you want one of your own. But now you can see a cat who aspires to BE one! -via Buzzfeed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/cat-wants-to-be-a-cat-bank/

Ransom E. Olds on the Olds Pirate Racing Car

Photo: Wikipedia Zoom! Dark Roasted Blend has a fantastic collection of men fulfilling their need for speed. Take a look at their neat gallery of Land Speed Record Vehicles: L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/ransom-e-olds-on-the-olds-pirate-racing-car/

Emerging Adults

At what age do you become an "adult"? 18? 21? A new survey by Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, revealed that there may be gradations of adulthood. Witness...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/emerging-adults/

World's Largest Cascading Fountain

Our pals Juergen and Mike of For 91 Days took a fascinating video clip of the world's largest cascading fountain located at Nampo-Dong Lotte Department store in Busan, South Korea. It'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/worlds-largest-cascading-fountain/

Gandhi Pen

Gandhi Pen - $6.95 School is just around the corner. Are you looking for a pen that will help you apply the eternal truths to your daily life and problems? You need the Ghandi Pen from the NeatoShop. This fantastic Ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/gandhi-pen/

Net-Casting Spider

When we think of spiders, we usually think that they use spider webs as traps to catch their prey. But not all spiders do this ... Watch the net-casting spider use their sticky spider...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/net-casting-spider/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #21 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of last week's Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #21, in collaboration with our pal Geeks Are Sexy! Here's the answer page....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-21-winners/

Conversion of a Climate Change Skeptic

Physicist Richard Muller was skeptical of the whole climate change claim, but unlike most skeptics who are content to be just armchair critics, he did something about it. In 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/conversion-of-a-climate-change-skeptic/

Han Solo in Carbonite Guitar

Neatoramanaut Daniel Deutsch (who makes the Etch-A-Sketch iPad Cover) sent us these awesome photos of the best Star Wars guitar ever! The Han Solo in Carbonite guitar is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/han-solo-in-carbonite-guitar/

2012 Geek Olympic Events

Finally! Events we can all participate in ...although not all of us would excel. From The Joy of Tech. Linkhumor, Olympics, geek sports...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/2012-geek-olympic-events/

The Internet Map

No matter how much you zoom out, The Internet Map is bigger than you think. Developed by Ruslan Enikeev, it includes the 350,000 largest sites on the web! I'm pretty sure the different colors represent different lang...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/the-internet-map/

USA vs. France in Lego

Watch highlights of the USA's first basketball game of the London Olympics as they take on France, recreated by Lego minifigs! Link -via Boing BoingLego, basketball, Olympics...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/usa-vs-france-in-lego/

Optimus Prime Wedding Cake

Award-winning Minnesota baker Marie Porter is adamant that she no longer makes custom wedding cakes ...but this one is an exception for friends. Carrie and Otha get a very, VERY rare exemption to that rule, however....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/optimus-prime-wedding-cake/

Y U NO Guy on the Streets of London

Scott Beale found this street art in London featuring Rage Comic faces in all their glory. Link (Image credit: Scott Beale/Laughing Squid)graffiti, street art, memes, rage faces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/y-u-no-guy-on-the-streets-of-london/

Je m'appelle Nathan

(vimeo link) A boy is troubled by an origami bird in this surreal short animation by Siward. The quote at the end translates to: "I am alone in my gondola, I am trapped in the sky, My name's Nathan, I don't like the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/je-mappelle-nathan/

Neatorama Caption Contest: The Reading Chipmunk

Howdy, Neatoramanauts! It's time for our weekly caption contest with neat prizes from the NeatoShop :) Today's image comes from photographer Michael Higgins, who submitted th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/neatorama-caption-contest-the-reading-chipmunk/

U.S. Map of Public Shootings

You might be surprised at how many multiple-victim public shootings happen in the U.S. Here's an interactive map that plots such shootings going back to only 2005. Click on a dot at the site to pull up more informati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/u-s-map-of-public-shootings/

Buttermilk Sky

(YouTube link) Only one of these baby goats has had her morning coffee already. Can you guess which one? I thought you could. These goats live at Took A Leap Farm in Houlton, Maine. -via Arbroathkids, goats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/buttermilk-sky/

How to Ship Olympic Horses

How do you get horses for the Olympic equestrian events to London? Believe it or not, you ship them by Fed Ex! Getting the animals overseas wasn't as big a task as you might think. All it took was a little help from Fed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/how-to-ship-olympic-horses/

Episode VII: A Big Surprise

(YouTube link) What could possibly be better than a bunch of Star Wars characters showing up at your 5th birthday party? Daddy coming home from Afghanistan, that's what! United States Air Force Col. Rob Kiebl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/episode-vii-a-big-surprise/

Fargo - A Documentary

(YouTube Link) Fargo is the Coen Brothers movie that had everyone going around saying "dontcha know" and "you betcha!" for a while way back in the mid-90s, and it's so highly regarded that it was inducted int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/fargo-a-documentary/

A Woman's Life, As Told Through Scientific Studies

Strange how research that should make us feel better about ourselves tends to make us just feel weird. Buzzfeed put together a list of research projects about women's health that affects different stages of one's life, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/a-womans-life-as-told-through-scientific-studies/

Great Memos From The Desk of Nick Fury

Memos From Fury is a new Tumblr that exclusively features funny memos from the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. While I really enjoy the one above, they're all pretty darn funny so don't forget to click on the link -and then exp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/great-memos-from-the-desk-of-nick-fury/

Don't Slip Kitty

(Video Link) It's a good thing this chair is so sturdy or this confused little kitty could have taken a naughty spill -after all, even if he landed on his feet, there's a good chance the chair would have landed on him...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/dont-slip-kitty/

Kooky Comic Strips By Anne Emond

Anne Emond creates comic strips which combine a decidedly strange sense of humor with awkward, everyday situations. From relatable funny to downright wtf, Anne's strips are a series of peculiar panels that are sur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/kooky-comic-strips-by-anne-emond/

After the Olympics

The following is reprinted from the book Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader. The Olympics can turn an unknown athlete into an international star overnight. But then what? For most, there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/30/after-the-olympics/




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