Archive for August 29th, 2012

Catfish Ransacked Couple's Home

Coming home to find your house ransacked by an intruder is unfortunate, but sadly not exactly rare. But what happened to a Chinese couple is very unusual: "I thought my home had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Catfish-Ransacked-Couples-Home/

Don't Mess With The Hob-Bot

(YouTube Link)He's come from the future to save the Shire's past, one goofy looking Orc at a time.It seems folks are getting impatient waiting for Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit to hit the big screen,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Dont-Mess-With-The-Hob-Bot/

Bodyscapes

Photographer Jean-Paul Bourdier's most recent book, Bodyscapes, shows the nude human form painted to blend in with scenic landscapes. The results are gorgeous. You can see several examples of his work at the lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Bodyscapes/

Lost Woman Looks for Herself

A bus driver alerted police and emergency personnel when one of the tourists on his sightseeing tour went missing. The excursion to Iceland's Eldgjá volcanic canyon was put on hold for hours while a search was car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Lost-Woman-Looks-for-Herself/

Motorcycle Impression

[youtube sp5M9K3wZcY](Video Link) Give Vanya an empty soda can. Then put on a blindfold. He'll convince you that there really is a motorcycle next to you.-via Blame It on the Voices...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Motorcycle-Impression/

Wheel Clamp Man: Hero or Villain?

A caped crusader who named himself the Wheel Clamp Man found his calling when he got clamped one day. Now, the mystery man with a Zapata mustache and green leotard roams the city of Perth, W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Wheel-Clamp-Man-Hero-or-Villain/

Look Out! There's A Vicious Goose On The Loose!

You know your building's security has become way too lax when they post a note on the door about the dangerous goose on the loose, instead of simply shooing the thing away.The note wouldn't be nearly as believable if the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Look-Out-Theres-A-Vicious-Goose-On-The-Loose/

Wampa Plush Hat

Wampa Plush Hat - $19.95Attention Star Wars fans! Are you looking for a way to get in touch with your inner tauntaun craving predatory animal? You need the Wampa Plush Hat from the NeatoShop. This fantastic hat features...

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Who's The Teacher? Tony Danza Spent a Year Teaching High School to Find What's Wrong With Our Schools

Photo: Barbara Johnston/Thinkfactory Media A lot of people think they've got the solution to America's dismal education system without ever teaching a day in their lives, but not Tony Danza....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Whos-The-Teacher-Tony-Danza-Spent-a-Year-Teaching-High-School-to-Find-Whats-Wrong-With-Our-Schools/

A Wacky Bunch Hard At Work In The Kitchen During Mardi Gras

Would you still eat at a restaurant that had a kitchen staff like the madcap bunch in this picture?Well, if you were looking for a bite to eat during Mardi Gras in Munich, Germany around 1933 you might not have had much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/The-Wacky-Way-Food-Was-Made-During-Mardi-Gras-1933/

Grandma Gave Birth to Own Grandson

Remember the song I'm My Own Grandpa? Well, this one is kind of like that: Madden Hebert is a typical week-old baby -- "eating like a champ and he doesn't fuss too much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Grandma-Gave-Birth-to-Own-Grandson/

Augmented Reality Cooking Simulator Makes Virtual Food

[youtube F565MHCfsSo](Video Link) Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a realistic simulation of cooking with a frying pan: When you move the frying pan, the actual movement is input...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Augmented-Reality-Cooking-Simulator-Cooks-Virtual-Food/

My Little Pony Nails

They might not be the most functional nails in the world with all the jagged edges, but they are certainly stylish. I'm willing to bet John would wear these if he were a lovely little lady.Link nails, art, my little pony...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/My-Little-Pony-Nails/

Should Polygamy Be Legal?

Photo: Shutterstock In the midst of the discussion over marriage equality these days, let us ask this question: Should three people be allowed to marry each other? After all, they're all grown ups and wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Should-Polygamy-Be-Legal/

What If Pixar Made The Expendables 2?

(YouTube Link)Wacky mashup videos abound, but this one's got the slurred tough guy tones of Stallone mixed up with the slick shiny look of Pixar's Toy Story movies.I don't think this movie would have qualified a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/What-If-Pixar-Made-The-Expendables-2/

Spain's Ugliest Face Competition

Hey, you. Yes, you, dear reader. There's an annual competition in Bilbao, Spain called the Concurso de Feos. There's something about you that makes me think you've got a great chance of winning.Men and women, old an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Spains-Ugliest-Face-Competition/

LIBRETTO: Chemist in a Coffee Shop

Words: Marc Abrahams (acts 1-4), Tom Lehrer (Act 5)Music: Johannes Brahms, Georges Bizet, Jacques Offenbach, Luigi Denza, and Arthur SullivanChemist in a Coffee Shop premiered as part of the 21st First Annual Ig Nobe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/LIBRETTO-Chemist-in-a-Coffee-Shop/

Neatorama Caption Contest: Bear in the Woods

Image: Provenance unknown (does anyone know the photographer or back story?) - via Arbroath It's been a while since Neatorama's last Caption Contest, so let's get to it, shall we?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Neatorama-Caption-Contest-Bear-in-the-Woods/

Why Are Dalmatians Linked to Firefighters?

These days any fire stations that actually have dalmatians just keep them around for the sake of appearances, but if you've ever wondered why they chose the spotted dogs in the first place, there's actually a good reason...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Why-Are-Dalmatians-Linked-to-Firefighters/

Grand Theft Auto- Dragon Style

(YouTube Link)If you feel the mean streets of Liberty City are looking less than fantastic these days then this wacky mod, created by Taltigolt and Indirivacua for Grand Theft Auto IV, will make your d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Grand-Theft-Auto-Dragon-Style/

Appleā€™s Secret Employee Training Manual

The geeks who help customers at Apple stores' Genius Bar may be geniuses, but they must learn to do things "the Apple way." Gizmodo got hold of an Apple training manual. It's not about technical issues, but all about mak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Apples-Secret-Employee-Training-Manual/

Disguise Your Games to Look More Intellectual

Love video games but hate their salacious covers? Then make your gaming collection look a little smarter with these awesome covers by artist James Bit that make them look like vintage Penguin books.Link Via Laughing Squi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Disguise-Your-Games-to-Look-More-Intellectual/

Strange And Cinematic Photographs By Alena Beljakova

Photographer Alena Beljakova has a story to tell, one which Hollywood directors should take note of and viewers are free to get lost in.It's an extremely well formed vision for a nineteen year old, but I think that's wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Strange-And-Cinematic-Photography-By-Alena-Beljakova/

RC Batwing Really Flies

This is the neatest thing you'll see all day. Chris Allen built an RC plane that looks like Batman's plane, the Batwing. The video at the link is amazing. The model is fast and as maneuverable as the real, er, ficticious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/RC-Batwing-Really-Flies/

Alice's Bucket List

When British teenager Alice Pyne found she had terminal cancer, she made a "bucket list" of things she wanted to do before she died. That was four years ago. One year ago, she started a blog and posted her list, but ackn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Alices-Bucket-List/

Kitties Hate Clutter

(Video Link)This little puss hates seeing clutter on his dresser, but he's not the only one. Laughing Squid has a whole collection of cats who love knocking things off of tables and dressers.Linkcats, pets, tables, funny...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Kitties-Hate-Clutter/

Hand Mortars and Other Odd Guns from History

DVICE has a great slideshow on one of my favorite topics: weird guns! This is a hand mortar, one of the twelve featured oddities from the history of firearms:Hailing from way back in the Musketeer days of the 1580s, thes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Hand-Mortars-and-Other-Odd-Guns-from-History/

9 Pet Races You Might Want to Host Yourself

Forget heading to the track to catch the horses, instead, grab your pets and some fellow pet owners and throw your own races right at home. Need a little inspiration? Here are a few great pet races:Dachshunds(Video Link)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/9-Pet-Races-You-Might-Want-to-Host-Yourself/

Blood Red Camargue River Delta

Photo: Sam Dobson/500px Russian photographer Sam Dobson was passing through Southern France when he noticed something unusual: the river delta Camargue has turned blood red due to its...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/Blood-Red-Camargue-River-Delta/

The World's Longest Bus Can Hold 256 People

You'd think that this whopper, at 98 feet long, would be hard to maneuver. But the drivers of this new bus in Dresden, Germany won't need any extra training:Said to be as easily maneuverable as a commonly sized bus,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/29/The-Worlds-Longest-Bus-Can-Hold-256-People/










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