Archive for October 23rd, 2012

Fate

The moral of the story is: don't tempt fate! This Twaggie was illustrated by DreamInferno from a Tweet by Shari Vanderwerf. See more funny illustrated Tweets at Twaggies! LinkTwitter, Tweet, Twaggies, fate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Fate/

Flying Sparrow Tea Cup

Flying Sparrow Tea Cup - $29.95 (sold separately) Are you looking to add a little whimsy to your tea drinking experience? Well, you are in for a real tweet. Feast your eyes on the Flying Sparrow Tea Cups from the Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Flying-Sparrow-Tea-Cup/

One Mountain, Three Lakes, Three Colors

Kelimutu is a volcanic peak in Indonesia that has three crater lakes, each displaying water with a different color! The Lake of Old People (Tiwu Ata Mbupu) is blue, the Lake of Young Men and Maidens (Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/One-Mountain-Three-Lakes-Three-Colors/

Drunk French Toast

To start out the day in either the best or the worst possible way, Nick of Dude Foods devised "Drunk French Toast." The bread is beer bread, the milk is RumChata (rum and dairy cream) and the apples are boiled in whiskey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Drunk-French-Toast/

Boiling Fish Prank

[http://youtu.be/S4-qf1NRSPQ] Lights, camera, goldfish. I love this, as someone who has always been a fan of both pranks and fish, I never thought I would see the two combined. The look on some of their faces is j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Gold-Fish-Prank/

Superman Quits Newspaper Job to Become a Blogger

DC Comics is planning major changes for the life of Superman/Clark Kent. For example, he's going to quit writing for the Daily Planet and engage in independent journalism. Comic book writer Scott Lobdell explain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Superman-Quits-Newspaper-Job-to-Become-a-Blogger/

Star Wars Meets West Side Story

[http://youtu.be/9iauidn0pQ4]The power of the Internet! You want to watch a mashup of Star Wars and West Side Story? Well bam, here it is. Particularly well edited if you ask me, the sound effects are pretty spot on. One...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Star-Wars-Meets-West-Side-Story/

Shell Cottage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

In the real world, Shell Cottage was a temporary film set erected in the sand dunes of Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire, Wales. In another world, it was something special.Described in the book as a “lonely and beau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Shell-Cottage-from-Harry-Potter-and-the-Deathly-Hallows/

Baby Naming Regret is on the Rise

You name your baby what? Neatoramanauts, you've heard of buyer's remorse. Now, read about baby naming regrets: Psychologists are finding that more choices often lead to more paralysis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Baby-Naming-Regret-is-on-the-Rise/

Dry Ice Bubble Planets

[http://youtu.be/mBZBk5LujvY]There are things, as a kid, that I just went absolutely bonkers for- dry ice was one of them (things that explode would be another). At eight years old if you had told me I could make dry ice...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Dry-Ice-Bubble-Planets/

If Lost Return to ...

It's not often that a set of T-shirts work for both love and Alzheimer's. Via CubicleBot and FAIL Bloglost and found...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/If-Lost-Return-to/

Dance of the Baby Stingray

[http://youtu.be/fqwT7XIot_E] (YouTube link)Oh, this is absolutely charming! A young stingray in an aquarium at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, puts on a performance of his dancing skills. Music by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Dance-of-the-Baby-Stingray/

The One That Started Them All Snow White

The One That Started Them All Snow White - $94.95 (front and back shown)Mirror, mirror on the wall who has the fairest collectibles of them all? The NeatoShop of course. Behold the charming The One That Started Them All...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/The-One-That-Started-Them-All-Snow-White/

Chocolate Excuses

I don’t really need any of these excuses to sneak a chocolate bar. Usually the line “I want chocolate” is good enough for me. That being said, I don’t mind being sweet-talked into eating delectabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Chocolate-Excuses/

An Outsider's View of American Political Parties

[http://youtu.be/wvc8jihjMT4] (YouTube link)[http://youtu.be/SBgF1yblOys] (YouTube link)German comedian Flula Borg explains why one American political party is better than the other one. He says he asked people about Rep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/An-Outsiders-View-of-American-Political-Parties/

11 Brain-Twisting Paradoxes

One of my favorite episodes of Futurama includes Lela trying to destroy the evil Robot Santa Claus by feeding him a logical paradox. While Robot Santa survives thanks to his "paradox-absorbing crumple zones" I still enjo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/11-Brain-Twisting-Paradoxes/

Lady Gaga Fern

[http://youtu.be/V1g8DASNrbE] It's trendy to name new species after celebrities, but when biologist Kathleen Pryer of Duke University and her team discovered a new genus of fern, they named it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Lady-Gaga-Fern/

The Escape Velocity of Emperor Penguins

 The November issue of Nationakl Geographic magazine has a special section on Antarctica's emperor penguins called Escape Velocity. You can see some large-format photographs from the feature by award-winning wildlif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/The-Escape-Velocity-of-Emperor-Penguins-2/

Say Hello to Bacteria on Your Smartphone!

Think of this the next time you fiddle with your smartphone: it's a nest of germs! Caroline Porter of the Wall Street Journal explains why cell phones are not only great for sharing photos -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Say-Hello-to-Bacteria-on-Your-Smartphone/

The Story Behind the Famous Arrow in the FedEx Logo

In our previous On the Origin of Success post about how FedEx founder gambled his last $5,000 in Las Vegas to stave off bankruptcy, we pointed out that the FedEx logo has the famous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/The-Story-Behind-the-Famous-Arrow-in-the-FedEx-Logo/

Halloween Costumes Kids Are Too Young To Understand- 2012 Edition

Our friends at Flavorwire shared their updated 2012 edition of costumes kids are too young to understand with us, and they've stepped up their game so much that we just had to share.From a dapper young Don Draper, glass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Kids-Halloween-Costumes-Theyre-Too-Young-To-Understand-2012-Edition/

The 10 Best Films of the 1890s

They're heavy on effects, light on dialogue, and all available thanks to YouTube. But seriously, here's how this list came about: last week, the A.V. Club posted a four-part post listing the best films of the 1990s (link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/The-10-Best-Films-of-the-1890s/

The 50 Best/Worst Childhood Fads

What is childhood but a long string of awesome and asinine fads? Joe Carter forces us to look back at what was ridiculously popular among kids from the 1960s until today. Here are a few of my favorite things from his lov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/12/The-50-BestWorst-Childhood-Fads/

Doctor Who Scarf

Doctor Who Scarf - $24.95Attention Doctor Who fans! Are you looking to make a simply marvelous fashion statement this fall? You need your very own multicolored iconic Doctor Who scarf from the NeatoShop. This swell acces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Doctor-Who-Scarf/

Cat Bounce

If you've ever had the urge to drop a cat to see if it bounced, but you don't want to hurt the animal, here's a web toy for you! Click, drag, release, smile. Link -via Metafiltercat, web toy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Cat-Bounce/

My Little Rebels

Ok, so technically, they aren't all rebels. In fact, three of them are part of the Imperial Army. Either way, they're all awesome.Link Via The Mary Suemy little pony, ponies, toys, star wars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/My-Little-Rebels/

Out of This World Halftime Show

[http://youtu.be/9Nz11j2QU0E] (YouTube link)The OSU marching band tries to top their video game routine with a halftime show featuring dancing aliens, UFOs, time travel, and a dig at Michigan. Any show that starts with "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/Out-of-This-World-Halftime-Show/

40 Behind The Scenes Photos From Horror Movie Sets

Making a horror flick sure looks like a lot of fun, at least according to this collection of behind the scenes photos showing cast members clowning around with monster props and costumed creeps.Movie monsters look far le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/40-Behind-The-Scenes-Photos-From-Horror-Movie-Sets/

20 Amazing and Geeky Matching Parent/Child Halloween Costumes

We’ve featured adorable pet costumes and great geek costumes, so now it’s time to combine the two with geeky and precious matching parent and child costumes. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/20-Amazing-and-Geeky-Matching-ParentChild-Halloween-Costumes/

The Song of the Library Staff, 1906

Somehow this gem has escaped my attention until now. In 1906, Sam Walter Foss, a librarian in Somerville, Massachusetts, published a series of funny poems about the variously happy and beleaguered staff of a public libra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/23/The-Song-of-the-Library-Staff-1906/








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