Archive for August 22nd, 2012

The Psychological Advantage of Bonding with Batman

Do you feel more confident and powerful after watching a superhero movie? Researchers led by Ariana Young of the University of Buffalo studied this emotional effect. They asked 98 young men how they felt about Batman and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/The-Psychological-Advantage-of-Bonding-with-Batman/

COPS: Skyrim

[youtube MxHbO1MHXuI](Video Link) After you've taken an arrow in the knee, your adventuring days may be over. But you can still pick up a law enforcement gig. Watch the cops of Tamriel deal with drunks, vagrant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/COPS-Skyrim/

Pixel Oven Mitts

Pixel Oven Mitts - $14.95Do you need every bit of help that you can get in the kitchen? Stop using potholders that are out of life and get the the Pixel Oven Mitts from the NeatoShop. This set of 2 pixel hand potholder...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Pixel-Oven-Mitts/

Will They Survive the 70s?

The February 1970 issue of Circus magazine -which I probably bought at the local newsstand- asks the burning question of twenty musicians: Will They Survive the 70s? Four of them did not, and two did not even su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Will-They-Survive-the-70s/

Neatorama 'Pin To Win' Contest

[update 8/27/12: this contest is now closed - catch us next time!]This is going to be FUN for Pinterest members (established and new)! And maybe something we do pretty frequently, depending on how many of you get involve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Neatorama-Pin-To-Win-Contest/

Why All Night Cram Sessions Are Bad

We've all pulled all nighters before finals, despite others telling us that doing so is actually worse than getting a good night's sleep. Well, now science has spoken on why staying u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Why-All-Night-Cram-Sessions-Are-Bad/

Wakeboarding Upstream on a River

Forget river rafting. The new hot thing for adrenaline junkies like Robert Pokovec and Dominik Hernler is wakeboarding. On a river. Upstream. The Daily What has the video clip. Watch the duo extr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Wakeboarding-Upstream-on-a-River/

Tiny's Weight Loss

When fat cat Tiny came to live at the Fredericton SPCA in New Brunswick, California, Canada, he weighed over 30 pounds. That was in December. Nine months later, Tiny has last over a third of his weight! Yesterday's weigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Tinys-Weight-Loss/

Robot Recognizes Self in the Mirror

Justin Hart and Brian Scassellati of Yale University have taught a humanoid robot named Nico to recognize its own reflection in the mirror: Nico is the centrepiece of a uniq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Robot-Recognizes-Self-in-the-Mirror/

Triceratops Tractor

This contraption was spotted last weekend in Shoreditch, London, England. The mecha-art vehicle was created by artist Alex ‘Wreckage’ Wright. You can see a video of people examining it at Obvious Winner. Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Triceratops-Tractor/

Angry Birds Macarons

Show those pigs you mean business...by eating them! The Cookie Fairy did, and you can find his/her recipe at the link.Link (Google Translate) -via Tasteologiemacarons, Angry Birds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Angry-Birds-Macarons/

10 Fantastic Comedies Based on True Stories

While truth is stranger than fiction, it can also be ridiculous. Some of the strangest premises for comedies came from actual stories, like the film It Could Happen to You.Originally titled “Cop Tips Waitr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/10-Fantastic-Comedies-Based-on-True-Stories/

Americans Waste Half of Their Food

Did you throw away that uneaten leftover and wilted groceries that sat too long in the fridge? You're not alone - Americans throw out nearly half of their food every year, to the tune of $16...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Americans-Waste-Half-of-Their-Food/

Hello Kitty POP! Vinyl Figurine

Hello Kitty POP! Vinyl Figurine - $10.45Attention Hello Kitty fans! Prepare yourself for cute overload. Now behold the adorable Hello Kitty POP! Vinyl Figurine from the NeatoShop. This mesmerizing little figure comes e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Hello-Kitty-POP-Vinyl-Figurine/

Really Strange School Mascots

You've read about funny college sports mascots, but have you ever seen a purple cow? Meet Ephelia, the Williams College purple cow. Back in 1865, two young women at Williams College in Massachusetts wanted to make sure t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Really-Strange-School-Mascots/

Video Of A Flying Bike In Action

(YouTube Link)This video shows a flying (hovering, really) bike created by Aerofex floating across the desert floor, proving that our Star Wars landspeeder/speeder bike dreams will soon be coming true.It can go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Video-Shows-Flying-Bike-In-Action/

Life Imitates Mr. Bean: Amateur "Restoration" of 100-Year-Old Fresco

It's life imitating Mr. Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie , where the hapless hero unwittingly destroyed Whistler's Mother. Here's the story of how a woman decided...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Life-Imitates-Mr-Bean-Amateur-Restoration-of-100-Year-Old-Fresco/

Ghostbusters Theme Song Played On Eight Floppy Drives

(YouTube Link)Retro computer junk is all the rage in the world of geeky electronic music, so when I saw a video posted by MrSolidSnake745 in which the Ghostbusters theme song is played by eight floppy drives I t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Ghostbusters-Theme-Song-Played-On-Eight-Floppy-Drives/

Shoplifter Betrayed by Hot Peppers

Marcus Banwell learned the hard way that if you steal hot peppers, you should wait until you are away from the store before you eat them. Banwell had apparently ingested at least one Scotch Bonnet pepper from the Singh S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Shoplifter-Betrayed-by-Hot-Peppers/

Hyperrealistic Ball Point Pen Drawings

This stunning portrait of a fiery redheaded girl is by Samuel Silva, an illustrator who really knows his way around a ball point pen!Samuel's use of color elevates his works above the standard realistic portraits rendere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Hyperrealistic-Ball-Point-Pen-Drawings/

Confessions of a Disney Employee Part 2

[youtube Ib9w1fi4wdc] (YouTube link)Adande Thorne, also known as Swoozie has another in his series of stories from the world of Disney employment. I could have sworn that we posted the first video at Neatorama, but I can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Confessions-of-a-Disney-Employee-Part-2/

Mind Blowing Drummer = 5 Year Old Child!

If this 5-year-old drummer doesn't blow your mind this morning, nothing will. The drum fill at the end, cued here, has to be John Bonham's ghost! Unreal. Rewind and watch the whole thing!music, children, prodigy, kids, L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Mind-Blowing-Drummer-5-Year-Old-Child/

Art-o-Mat- A Cigarette Machine Converted To Sell Art

Once upon a time you dropped your money in the slot and pulled for a pack of cigarettes, now these renovated cig machines dole out miniature works of art.They've been converted by Clark Whittington, of Artists-In-Celloph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Art-o-Mat-Are-Cigarette-Machines-Converted-To-Sell-Art/

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

The blogger behind Testado, Provado & Aprovado made this delicious-looking pancake. It tastes like a cinnamon bun, thanks to a mixture of cinnamon, butter and brown sugar that s/he added to the top with an improvised...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Cinnamon-Bun-Pancakes/

Game Of Thrones Theme Sung By A Cat

(YouTube Link)Cat lover and YouTuber herbertcosta decided to edit together clips of his cat "singing" into a feline rendition of the Game Of Thrones theme song.Silly humans, keep watching those kitteh videos whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Game-Of-Thrones-Theme-Sung-By-A-Cat/

Artificially Sweetened: The Story of Canned Laughter

The following article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. What if the studio audience isn't laughing at what's supposed to be funny? What if there isn't a studio au...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Artificially-Sweetened-The-Story-of-Canned-Laughter/

Artwork Featuring The Hit Movies From 1988

Artist Andrew Wilson created this colorful and incredibly detailed illustration dedicated to the hit movies that came out in 1988, appropirately enough for the Gallery 1988's show called Crazy 4 Cult 6.A lot of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Crazy-Cool-Artwork-Featuring-The-Movies-From-1988/

The Neverending Story Tattoo

When I was a lad, the movie The Neverending Story enchanted me. Then I read the book, which is even better. Among my treasures is a rare first American edition in red and green text--green for events in Fantasia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/iThe-Neverending-Storyi-Tattoo/

Cross Stitch of All 151 Original Pokémon

[youtube RUQnogfeNC8](Video Link) It took Eponases 8 months of painstaking work, but she crafted a marvel. Watch this time-lapse video of the creation of her amazing cross stitch. You can also see pictures of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Cross-Stitch-of-All-151-Original-Pokmon/

Gas Can Guitar

Jeff Hamada of Booooooom (that's 7 Os, I have to check every time) is holding another contest. This time, he's inviting readers to submit photos of homemade musical instruments. Here's a cute submission from Amadeus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/22/Gas-Can-Guitar/




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