Archive for August 14th, 2012

How Male Beetles Attract The Ladies: The Smell of Sex and Death

We all know that in order to attract mates, we need to smell good. But for the hide beetles (Dermestes maculatus), smelling good with sex pheromones is not enough. They need an extr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/How-Male-Beetles-Attract-The-Ladies-The-Smell-of-Sex-and-Death/

Do You See Yourself in the Mirror?

When you see yourself in the mirror every morning, who do you really see? Photographer Tom Hussey's elderly dad said that he still felt young, like he was in his twenties, and that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Do-You-See-Yourself-in-the-Mirror/

Leader of Anti-Semitic Party in Hungary Found Out He's Actually Jewish

Oh, the irony. The leader of a far-right anti-semitic political party in Hungary, who was notorious for his incendiary comments against Jews, discovered that he's actually Jewish hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Leader-of-Anti-Semitic-Party-in-Hungary-Found-Out-Hes-Actually-Jewish/

TARDIS Cake Topper

Love, love, love this Doctor Who TARDIS-themed cake topper! Seems like someone creative simply put together a store-bought bride and groom wedding topper with a TARDIS! Link Via That...

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The Secret to Raising Successful Children

Psst, parents! Want to raise happy and successful children? Put down that Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother book and land the helicopter parenting methods. Psychologist and author Madel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/The-Secret-to-Raising-Successful-Children/

If Famous Architects Designed Chicken Coops

Science fiction author Marko Kloos owns a chicken coop. It's a simple affair, but chicken coops don't have to be so. He imagined what coops would look like if they were designed by famous architects:The Frank Llo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/If-Famous-Architects-Designed-Chicken-Coops/

Irish Olympic Sailing Commentary

This Irish Olympic commentary from a sailing event sounds like something produced by The Onion. Really really funny stuff here!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Irish-Olympic-Sailing-Commentary/

Wonder Woman Onesie

Wonder Woman Onesie - $35.95There is no denying that your baby girl is more beautiful than Aphrodite. Now you can dress her like the super baby she is with the Wonder Woman Onesie from the NeatoShop. The costume includes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Wonder-Woman-Onesie/

Subpar Mini Golf, Complete with the Golden Gate Bridge Loop-de-Loop

Photo: Rusty Blazenhoff/Flickr Now that is a putt putt golf loop-de-loop! Rusty Blazenhoff of Laughing Squid went to Subpar Miniature Golf (hah! get it? Subpar?) in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Subpar-Mini-Golf-Complete-with-the-Golden-Gate-Bridge-Loop-de-Loop/

Keep On Cooking

[http://youtu.be/80ZrUI7RNfI] (YouTube link)Juila Child gets the auto-tune treatment, courtesy of PBS Digital Studios. August 15th would have been her 100th birthday. PBS has a celebration page up, with information and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Keep-On-Cooking/

Hartman’s Historical Rock Garden

Hartman’s Historical Rock Garden in Springfield, Ohio is one of those roadside attractions you should see if you're in the neighborhood. It began as one man's hobby that over time grew into an amazing creation.The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Hartmans-Historical-Rock-Garden/

GLUED

[vimeo 47337258] (vimeo link)A mother tries her best to deal with a son who is addicted to video games. GLUED is a short film by several third year students at the Bezalel Academy of the Arts in Jerusalem. They documente...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/GLUED/

Incredible Seahorses

Learn about these strange creatures that are fish shaped like a horse that gestates its babies in the male's body. And better yet, see lovely pictures of seahorses from all over the world at Environmental Graffiti. Link(...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Incredible-Seahorses/

Man Sells His Whole Life on eBay

Some people use eBay to unload their junk, but 29-year-old Shane Butcher is using it to sell his entire life, including his video game stores, cars, and even his two houses and everything in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Man-Sells-His-Whole-Life-on-eBay/

Game of Thrones Risk Game

Fay Helfer created this handmade The Game of Thrones version of the strategy board game Risk, and we are duly impressed. The set comes complete with pyrography artwork and carved map of Wester...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Game-of-Thrones-Risk-Game/

Manatees Discuss Shark Week

Cartoonist Rachel Arnow thinks Shark Week is shortchanging the audience. Manatees can be ferocious, too! Check out her comic Man vs. Manatee. Link -via Tastefully Offensivemanatee, shark week, Rachel Arnow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Manatees-Discuss-Shark-Week/

The Lady and the Bug

An entomological adventure taleby Stephen Drew, AIR staffNEWS ITEM: “An Israeli woman swallowed a cockroach and then a fork she used to try to remove the insect from her throat. T...

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Rappin' 'Rents

Have you been to NeatoBambino lately? Just in the last couple of days, we've posted two new rap songs about dealing with children. Even if you aren't a parent, you'll get a kick out of the clever wordplay.The Parent Rap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Rappin-Rents/

The Avengers Stainless Steel Water Bottle

The Avengers Stainless Steel Water Bottle - $11.95 (Back and Front Shown)Boy it's hot! Keep up your super strength by staying hydrated with The Avengers Stainless Steel Water Bottle from the NeatoShop. This great contain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/The-Avengers-Stainless-Steel-Water-Bottle/

Hunter S. Thompson Applies for a Job

Back in 1958, when Hunter S. Thompson was 21 years old and no one called him a gonzo jounrnalist yet, he wrote a letter to Jack Scott of the Vancouver Sun trying to land a job.Sir,I got a hell of a kick reading the piece...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Hunter-S-Thompson-Applies-for-a-Job/

How Is The New Neatorama Doing So Far?

Earlier this month, we launched the new version of Neatorama. It wasn't just a redesign - we actually built a new blogging engine from the ground up. Our intrepid engineer Rommel has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/How-Is-The-New-Neatorama-Doing-So-Far/

What The Girls In The World of TRON Wear to Prom

Flickr user Karen Green spotted this great cosplay dress at Comic Con 2011 and appropriately titled it "like a TRON prom dress." I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to see someone actually wearing this dress to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/What-The-Girls-In-The-World-of-TRON-Wear-to-Prom/

Reading Squirrel Caption Contest Winners

Warning: All Stressed Out and Nobody to Choke Millennium Falcon Ice Tray Battle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Reading-Squirrel-Caption-Contest-Winners/

Lunchtime Quiz: Shark Attack!

Did you know there are over 400 species of sharks? The dangerous sharks seem to get all the publicity, especially suring Shark Week. Find out how much you know about the different shark species by taking the Lunchtime Qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Lunchtime-Quiz-Shark-Attack/

Ceiling Cat Goes to School

[youtube jQfp676lG2Y] (YouTube link)It can be annoying when non-students drop in unannounced. This happened at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. -via Buzzfeedcat, class, school...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Ceiling-Cat-Goes-to-School/

How to Make 30 Rock's Cheesy Blasters

If you love 30 Rock and have always wanted to try Liz's adored Cheesy Blasters, then you have to check out this great recipe that instructs you how to make your own.Link tina fey, 30 rock, food, recipes, gross, pizza, ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/How-to-Make-30-Rocks-Cheesy-Blasters/

The Goat That Set A Skateboarding World Record

(Video Link)Happie the GOATie is quite the skateboarder. How good is he? Well, he did just break the Guinness Book of World Records title for "farthest distance skateboarding by a goat" -an amazing 118 feet. I don't know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/The-Goat-That-Set-A-Skateboarding-World-Record/

If Mal & Kaylee Grew Up Together

This duo might just be the cutest Firefly cosplayers in history. Peter Verrant spotted these two at the CONvergence in Minnesota.Link Via Fashionably Geekkids, cosplay, costumes, cute, firefly, comic con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/If-Mal-Kaylee-Grew-Up-Together/

Conan Give Skyrim A 44XXXIVIV

(Video Link)Its usually pretty painful to watch someone who doesn't know how to play a video game try to figure it out, but when the novice happens to be Conan, watching him fail suddenly becomes hilarious.Via Geekosyste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/Conan-Give-Skyrim-A-44XXXIVIV/

The 9 Nanas

Marlo Thomas wrote the story of a group of nine women in West Tennessee who decided to honor their grandma by doing something for their neighbors in need. They pooled a little cash each month, and started a tradition of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/14/The-9-Nanas/




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