Archive for November 3rd, 2012

Confederate Army Officer Wearing Jaguar Skin Pants

The stylin' Captain Samuel J. Richardson of the Second Texas Cavalry wore a standard issue hat and shirt. But his pants and his holsters were made of jaguar skin!Link -via Retronautjaguars, American Civil War, uniforms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Confederate-Army-Officer-Wearing-Jaguar-Skin-Pants/

Improve Your Luck by Changing Your Name

Psst! Got bad luck? Forget buying good luck charms ... change your name instead. Don't laugh. It seems to have worked for a lot of Thais: Baramee Thammabandan, 46 years old, had a run of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Improve-Your-Luck-by-Changing-Your-Name/

Old Gotye Song Gets Fun New Animated Video

(YouTube Link)Before Gotye got all weepy with his hit song Somebody That I Used To Know he had a dub sound without all that sappy singing in a song called Seven Hours With A Backseat Driver.The sound is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Old-Gotye-Song-Gets-Fun-New-Animated-Video/

Superman Fleece Cozy

 Superman Fleece Cozy - $24.95Are you looking for a super way to keep warm on those chilly fall nights? You need the Superman Fleece Cozy from the NeatoShop. This great wearable blanket with sleeves makes you look l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Superman-Fleece-Cozy/

"Cultured Youth": China's Hipster

Photo: Weibo.com Hipsters are everywhere! Even in China, where they're called "cultured youths" ... or "dumbass youths," depending on whom you ask:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Cultured-Youth-Chinas-Hipster/

Coiled Snake Sword

Allegedly, these photos show a sword that fits into a coiled metal snake. It was made in Toledo, Spain in the Nineteenth Century to demonstrate the flexibility of the steel and the skill of the craftsmen who worked it.Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Coiled-Snake-Sword/

Things Jean-Claude van Damme Has Said

Apparently old JCVD has said some pretty funny things through the years. One commenter (reddit) suggested that Jean-Claude van Damme quotes used to be more popular than Chuck Norris jokes - in France at least. Ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Things-Jean-Claude-van-Damme-Has-Said/

The Most Indebted Man in the World

Got a mortgage and credit card debt? Think you owe a lot of money? However much money you owe, that's peanuts compared to what Jérôme Kerviel owes. As Matthew O'Brien wro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/The-Most-Indebted-Man-in-the-World/

Piano Fountain

An employee of PianoWorks, a piano dealer in Atlanta, found a creative new use for a wrecked piano. It's now a planter and a fountain that pumps 2,000 gallons an hour.Link -via Recyclartpianos, fountains, planters, upcyc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Piano-Fountain/

Four Men in Hats

Before you look up the answer, see if you can figure out this puzzle:Shown above are four men buried up to their necks in the ground. They cannot move, so they can only look forward. Between A and B is a brick wall which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Four-Men-in-Hats/

Sh%t Southern Women Say

[http://youtu.be/hUFL2GT1-2g] Hey y'all! Julia Fowler wrote and directed this skit Sh%t Southern Women Say, featuring herself and three other southern belles from South Carolina, Louisiana and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Sht-Southern-Women-Say/

Could This Inflatable Plug Have Prevented New York City's Subways From Flooding?

The design of this inflatable object was commissioned by the US Department of Homeland Security to be used in response to terrorist attacks against subways. But perhaps it could also be used to prevent future subway floo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Could-This-Inflatable-Plug-Have-Prevented-New-York-Citys-Subways-From-Flooding/

Who Wouldn't Wanna Snuggle With These Little Babes?

(Video Link)Nothing like bottle feeding and cuddling with orphaned babies who weigh more than you do. Someone sign me up for this job tomorrow -minimum wage seems like I'd be getting over paid.Via Discovery Newswalruses,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Who-Wouldnt-Wanna-Snuggle-With-These-Little-Babes/

An Airbag for Your Head

The editor of the Eccentric Ideas column of an 1895 issue of The Strand Magazine was far too skeptical. I'd love to war a hat like this. And if you're playing headbrick, it'd be an essential piece of safety equi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/An-Airbag-for-Your-Head/

Hello Kitty Geometric Knee Socks

Hello Kitty Geometric Knee Socks - $11.95Attention Hello Kitty fans! You are anything but square. Are you looking for purr-fect way to show off your fashion forward style? You need the Hello Kitty Geometric Kne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Hello-Kitty-Geometric-Knee-Socks/

Cobb Salad in a Crouton Cone

Would you eat more salad if you could hold the whole thing in one hand? Nick at DudeFoods found a way to make salad as easy to eat as an ice cream cone!What you see here is a cone stuffed with Cobb salad. It isn’t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Cobb-Salad-in-a-Crouton-Cone/

The Safest House on Earth

Photo: Michal Czerwonka for The Wall Street Journal Paranoid much? When you have as much money as the Corbi family (or enemies, I suppose), you too would have the world's safest home (complete...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/The-Safest-House-on-Earth/

Doctor Who Goes to Broadway

(Video Link)I would definitely go see this musical -particularly because The Doctor seems to be based on David Tennant's version and he's my favorite.Via I Can Has Cheezburgerdoctor who, musicals, videos, the doctor, tar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Doctor-Who-Goes-to-Broadway/

First Ditch Effort

Photo by Ciaran McCrickard/Connors Andrew Robertshaw of Charlwood, England decided he wanted to build a World War I era trench in his garden. Robertshaw, age 55, then enlisted the help of 30 volunte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/First-Ditch-Effort/

These Dinos Are Made For Walking

Just because dinosaurs are extinct doesn't mean they aren't fashionable -and you can be too, with the help of these amazing heels. Learn how to make your own over on Instructables.Linkdinosaurs, heels, shoes, pumps, fash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/These-Dinos-Are-Made-For-Walking/

This Week at Neatorama

Whew! What a week this has been! We started it out by watching hurricane Sandy move in and batter New York, New Jersey, and other heavily-populated coastal states. Those folks were left with broken and burned homes, floo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/This-Week-at-Neatorama-126/

Dragon Baby

[http://youtu.be/1oHWvFrpocY] Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting, that baby was fast as lightning. In fact it was a little bit frightning, but he fought all while crying. See! I knew I should have gone into music....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Dragon-Baby/

Hey, Smell This: Olfactory Art Is Coming to New York

Chandler Burr is an artist. (That's him in the photo above.) A creative specialist, if you will. But you'll never see his work, or hear it on the radio, or read it on your Nook. Burr is the world's only curator of olfact...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Hey-Smell-This-Olfactory-Art-Is-Coming-to-New-York/

Stop Motion Film Made Entirely with Moleskine Journals

[youtube 7Q9XvlMITrQ](Video Link)With just Moleskine journals, Rogier Wieland created this cute stop-motion advertisement for them. Except for the rat. The rat was probably not part of a Moleskine journal. If it is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Stop-Motion-Film-Made-Entirely-with-Moleskine-Journals/

What November is For

A mall started playing Christmas music on November first. A baker at the cookie store decided to express her opinion on the mall's music selection by baking a cookie. A big cookie with a big message. Redditor MundaneHymn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/What-November-is-For/

Cold, Cold Heart 3D Ice Mold

 Cold, Cold Heart 3D Ice Mold - $9.95Is your love life on the rocks? You need the Cold, Cold Heart 3D Ice Mold from the NeatoShop. This fantastic ice mold is sure to melt the heart of your favorite ice queen or king...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Cold-Cold-Heart-3D-Ice-Mold/

Hundreds of Caterpillars Walking in a Line

[youtube ICGMXsiEaFc](Video Link)'Cause we got a little ol' convoy Rockin' through the night. Yeah, we got a little ol' convoy, Ain't she a beautiful sight? Come on and join our convoy Ain't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/Hundreds-of-Caterpillars-Walking-in-a-Line/

A Curious Vanity Picture

The Curiosity rover took a vanity shot. In this self picture, which actually is a combination of 55 individual photos taken from its MAHLI camera, you can see the rover sitting comfortably on the surface of Mars....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/03/A-Curious-Vanity-Picture/
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