Archive for October 14th, 2012

I Am A Cat

[http://youtu.be/O2SeGbbseWg] (YouTube link)Starring Pancake, who is a kitten. The song is "Nile's Blues" by Kevin McLeod. This video doesn't have a plot, but it might make you smile.  -via Boing Boingcat, kitten, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/I-Am-A-Cat/

Chests of Drawers Made from Vintage Suitcases

These chests by Hannah Plumb and James Russell could help any home look like a 1940s era hotel room. They're made with old suitcases modified to serve as drawers. Many still have luggage tags attached, which I think...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Chests-of-Drawers-Made-from-Vintage-Suitcases/

Lowest Common Denominator

1/8th of Neatoramanauts don't understand this Brevity comic by Guy Endore-Kaiser and Rodd Perry. Link - via AQFLfraction, math, Brevity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Lowest-Common-Denominator/

Drawn to Facts No. 008: In ancient China people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt

Illustration by: Tucker CullinanFact: In ancient China people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.Check out all of our illustrated facts here.Drawn To Fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Drawn-to-Facts-No-008-In-ancient-China-people-committed-suicide-by-eating-a-pound-of-salt/

Canadian Flag Made from Natural Materials

While hiking, redditor Cuervo2099 was inspired to make this flag out of natural, found materials. I hope it inspires some artist to do the same with flags for all the nations of the world.Link -via Nag on the Lakefl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Canadian-Flag-Made-from-Natural-Materials/

Stratos Jump in LEGO

[http://youtu.be/yFU774q6eVM] (YouTube link)Felix Baumgartner broke a world record with a 24-mile skydive earlier today. While we wait for the video, we can enjoy this speedy re-enactment rendered in LEGO. -via The Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Stratos-Jump-in-LEGO/

Push This Chair Over to Convert It into a Bed

Depending on its position, Yuan Yuan's chair is either a rocking chair, a recliner or an upright chair. She calls it The Cloud House because it "depicts man in his dream and creates a semi-open and comfortable space for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Push-This-Chair-Over-to-Convert-It-into-a-Bed/

How Many Triangles are in This Image?

See if you can figure it out before you check the answer in this lil' math pop quiz by Ethan Siegel of Starts With a Bang! science blog: Link - via Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnivalt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/How-Many-Triangles-are-in-This-Image/

Star Wars Iconography

Now that Jedi is a religion and all, Chawakarn Khongprasert (deviantARTist xearslll) came up with the perfect religious icons. Take a look at larger formats over at deviantART: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Star-Wars-Iconography/

The Secret is Out

[http://youtu.be/3khHxNVTnTQ] (YouTube link)New Brunswick potato farmer Heliodore Cyr had 27 children, and this accomplishment got him onto the TV show "I've Got a Secret." This is his third appearance, in 1959. His wife...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/The-Secret-is-Out/

Killer Dolphins Armed with Knives and Guns

When you don't have frickin' laser beams to put on sharks, it doesn't mean that you can't join in on the fun. Ukrainian Navy has the next best thing: they've started training killer dolphins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Killer-Dolphins-Armed-with-Knives-and-Guns/

It's Dangerous to Go Alone, Take This!

As if little Link the Corgi's outfit wasn't cute enough on his own, just look at that adorable facial expression. I think he's ready to save Zelda with his absolute preciousness.Link Via Fashionably Geekcorgi, animals, p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Its-Dangerous-to-Go-Alone-Take-This/

Shuttle Xing

Photo: Bill Ingalls/NASA Got traffic jam? Not like Los Angeles, I bet, where the latest traffic jam was caused by a shuttle crossing ;) From NASA: The space shuttle Ende...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Shuttle-Xing/

He Did It! Daredevil Free Falls 24.2 Miles Down to the Earth

Today, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a capsule 24.2 miles above New Mexico. He successfully broke the world record for surviving the highest free fall with a parachute:It took 10 minutes for him to r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/He-Did-It-Daredevil-Free-Falls-242-Miles-Down-to-the-Earth/

Saturday Night Live Skit: iPhone 5

Got a complaint about the new iPhone 5? Perhaps you're upset about Apple Maps? Or the purple flare? Well, three fictional tech bloggers got their chance to air their complaints in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Saturday-Night-Live-Skit-iPhone-5/

Kitten and Jar

[http://youtu.be/sy0iCE3g0w0] (YouTube link)A kitten gets himself into a spot -and then he gets himself out as well. -via The Daily Whatkitten, jar, cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Kitten-and-Jar/

New York Comic Con 2012

Comic Con is making a splash in New York this weekend, and a couple of our favorite professional photographers already have wonderful photos for those of you who couldn't attend.Geeks Are Sexy contributor Michael Tapp to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/New-York-Comic-Con-2012/

Gun Disguised as a Ladle

This rare gun from Japan, circa 1850, was built to resemble a ladle. The single-shot mechanism fired a .36 caliber round and came with a built-in ram rod that forms part of the disguise.Link | Photo: Gregg Martin Au...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Gun-Disguised-as-a-Ladle/

10 Films That Are Stranger Than Fiction

The new film Argo is based on a historical event that few Americans knew about until recently, and if it weren't true, the script would have been rejected as too unbelievable. But historical events have given us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/10-Films-That-Are-Stranger-Than-Fiction/

This Is One Weird Ball

(Video Link)It's heavy and I can't get my teeth through it...it's almost like it's not a ball at all.Via I Can Has Cheezburgershibu inu, pets, puppies, videos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/This-Is-One-Weird-Ball/

Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain

Who wants to listen to complaints? Sometimes you have no choice, but when you spent time listening to people complaining, you tend to develop a negative attitude. Author Trevor Blake cites some research in his book T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Listening-to-Complainers-Is-Bad-for-Your-Brain/

On the Value of a Good Sawhorse

In his workshop in Rumford Falls, Maine, Gregory Sullivan makes custom furniture by hand and from local materials. He's also a writer--and a rather elegant one at that. Often he writes about the value of craftsmanship an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/On-the-Value-of-a-Good-Sawhorse/

Ukraine’s Anime Girl and Real Barbie Meet Face-to-Barely-Human-Face

You know Anastasiya Shpagina (right), Ukraine's Anime Girl, and likewise, you're probably also aware of Valeria Lukyanova (left), who calls herself Real Barbie. (If not, here's a brief primer: They look like this all the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Ukraines-Anime-Girl-and-Real-Barbie-Meet-Face-to-Barely-Human-Face/

Doctor Who Shoes

Not only do these shoes look great, but they're going to last forever thanks to their regenerative abilities -well, at least, the one on the left will.Linkshoes, fashion, doctor who, paint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Doctor-Who-Shoes/

The Greatest Event in the History of Television

[youtube sX1kCun566k](Video Link)It was a brutal, grueling production. Director Paul Rudd was obsessed with his goal of recreating, shot for shot, the opening sequence of the 1980s television show Simon & Si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/The-Greatest-Event-in-the-History-of-Television/

Dine in a Bank Vault at The Bedford

Basements aren't usually the best places for restaurants, but The Bedford in Chicago is an exception. That's because it has a big vault as a door and safe-deposit boxes as walls. The restaurant is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/14/Dine-in-a-Bank-Vault-at-The-Bedford/
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