Archive for November 12th, 2012

Feathered Piranha

You really don't have to worry about most species of piranha. As long as you stay out of the water, they won't kill you. Now flying piranhas, they're a different story. Here's a specimen preserved by taxidermy a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Feathered-Piranha/

Leg Lamp and Crate Watch

Leg Lamp and Crate Watch - $14.95Attention A Christmas Story fans! It's that time of year again. Watch the hours and minutes till Christmas tick down on the fantastic Leg Lamp and Crate Watch from the NeatoShop. The hour...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Leg-Lamp-and-Crate-Watch/

Fifty Shades of Divorce

If only more people had picked up Fifty Shades of Chicken instead of Fifty Shades of Grey, it would have saved a few marriages. Well, at least one to be sure. The wife's solicitor, Amanda McAlister, one of B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Fifty-Shades-of-Divorce/

Rain Shield

The problem with umbrella, according to designers Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang, is that it only protects you from the rain coming from above. So the duo set off to design something that can p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Rain-Shield/

The Word of the Year

Oxford American Dictionaries has selected its annual "Word of the Year," and that word is GIF. You are already familiar with GIF as in Graphics Interchange Format, or this images that change and move. the Word of the Yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/The-Word-of-the-Year/

Dad Pulls The Long Troll

Take your time - read the sign. I feel bad for this little girl, her dad is a Reddit troll. Somehow I think this will end up as a traumatic event for this girl, she will never want to sign another contract again....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Dad-Pulls-The-Long-Troll/

American, Underneath it All

During the buildup to the Gulf War, I sent radio station t-shirts and hats to U.S. soldiers in Saudi Arabia, and they were kind enough to send back pictures of themselves wearing them. I should have sent underwear! This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/American-Underneath-it-All/

Patrick Dougherty Fights The Willow Invasion With Art

We have seen Patrick Dougherty and his art before. However, we didn't know that not only is Dougherty an artist, but he is also helping with conservation of the Australian landscape. Australia is not witho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Patrick-Dougherty-Fights-The-Willow-Invasion-With-Art/

Failure, The Movie

From the director of Laziness and the producers of Procrastination, here come's Failure, The Movie. It comes to us from the Internet and the Tumblr blogger Stabla - via The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Failure-The-Movie/

Grumpy Cat Does Impressions

Remember Tard the Cat? Well she is back at it doing her best Jeremy Renner impressions. Somebody get this cat an agent! I can't stop laughing at this, it's all about the eyes. More Tard spoofs please, I can't get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Grumpy-Cat-Does-Impressions/

Drop Motion Animation

[http://vimeo.com/47985000] Stop motion animation? Meh, that's a dime a dozen. So Greg Condon decided to do something a bit different: drop motion animation! Take a look: Hit play or go t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Drop-Motion-Animation/

Growing Up Sucks

If this dog could talk I bet he would say "I hate growing up." I have to say I tend to agree. I was the same way as a kid except with pants, between the ages of 12 and 19 I probably went through 1,000 d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Growing-Up-Sucks/

Turkeys Salt & Pepper Shakers

Turkeys Salt & Pepper Shakers - $11.95Turkey day is almost here. Are you looking for a way to season-up your holiday table? You need the Turkeys Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This delightful set of tu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Turkeys-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Four years ago, Mike Loura was struck by a car while riding his bike and became paralyzed. Today, he walked again for the first time thanks to a robotic exoskeleton: "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Exoskeleton-Helps-Paralyzed-Man-Walk-Again/

Orange Porridge Storage

Orange you glad you read this post? Orange puns, love it! Sort of reminds me of that video with Anderson Cooper and Eminem from E60 a few years ago. Eminem says he doesn't like when people say you can't rhyme any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Orange-Porridge-Storage/

Who's on the Left? (part two)

If you enjoyed trying the mental_floss quiz Who's on the Left? then you'll want to try out ten more famous pairs. You know the names, you know the faces, but are you sure you know which one is which? I didn't -I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Whos-on-the-Left-part-two/

In-N-Out Office Cubicle

Being stuck behind a desk all day can really get you down, so some people like to liven things up by decorating their office cubicle, especially around Halloween.However, making your cubicle look like an In-N-Out restaur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/10/In-N-Out-Cubicle/

The Wizard of Oz Dress Sold at Auction for $480,000

If you'd love to get your hands on Judy Garland's blue and white gingham dress from The Wizard of Oz, there's no place like an auction house: the iconic dress (one of seve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/The-Wizard-of-Oz-Dress-Sold-at-Auction-for-480000/

James Bond Theme Gets an A Capella Makeover

[http://youtu.be/B-y3DbxZsuE]But don't worry -- Nick McKaig and Julien Neel (aka, Trudbol) clearly preserved the bah-da-DA-daaaaa thing that you know and love. If Trudbol looks familiar, you may remember him fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/James-Bond-Theme-Gets-an-A-Capella-Makeover/

Another Hat Puzzle

If you enjoyed trying out the Four Men in Hats puzzle, here's another one for you. Again, the inmates must solve the puzzle or they will be executed. On one such occasion, three cells were needed, so three of the cl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Another-Hat-Puzzle/

Poignant, Uncensored Art by U.S. Veterans of War

Angel in the Desert, by Markus EricksenThe National Veterans Art Museum of Chicago collects and preserves the art of U.S. veterans in every visual form except dance. This week, the NVAM moves from its former loc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Poignant-Uncensored-Art-by-US-Veterans-of-War/

Monday

[http://vimeo.com/53067229] (vimeo link)You're not the only one who feels this way about Mondays. Get your mind off the couch! This short is from the creative minds at The Magnificent Itch. -via the Presurfer Mondays, wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Monday/

Odd Perspectives on Extreme Sports

You don't see the world like this every day! This is a one of those photographs that takes some planning and a really special photographer. And it's just one of 22 images in a gallery at Unreality that covers the unique...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Odd-Perspectives-on-Extreme-Sports/

Submarine Luggage Tag

Submarine Luggage Tag - $4.95Planning a trip this Holiday Season? Make sure you can spot your luggage with the Submarine Luggage Tag from the NeatoShop. This yellow tag is sure to help you spot your bag amongst that sea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Submarine-Luggage-Tag/

Sewage Dropped on Fire -and Firefighters

Firefighters were battling a 30 hectare brush fire in Kew, near Port Macquarie, Australia on Tuesday. A Rural Fire Service helicopter sucked up water from a pond, flew over the fire, and dumped the water on the blaze. Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Sewage-Dropped-on-Fire-and-Firefighters/

The Literary Bond vs. the Movie Version

How does the 007 of film stack up against the original Ian Fleming books? Author Allen Bara contrasts the Bond of the novels with the cinematic Bond so many more people are familiar with. The agent that Ian Fleming creat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/The-Literary-Bond-vs-the-Movie-Version/

Pee-wee Herman Does, Shouldn't You?

If we may commit the sin of pride for a moment: Pee-wee Herman, who has more than 1.3 million followers on Twitter and only follows 275 people back, follows neatorama. Don't you think YOU should be, too? So go do it, now...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Pee-wee-Herman-Does-Shouldnt-You/

Bat Smoothies

Bev Brown runs the Ashburton Wildlife Shelter in Victoria, Australia, home to endangered grey-headed flying foxes. In this gallery, you'll see a 12-week-old bat named Camilla enjoy Bev's special fruit smoothies she makes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Bat-Smoothies/

Jokes About Chukchis

Almost every culture has a go-to group that become the butt of jokes: a rival country, an ethnic group, or a subculture such as "rednecks." In Russia, they tell jokes at the expense of the Chukchis, who live in remote no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/12/Jokes-About-Chukchis/

How to Skin a Cucumber

[http://youtu.be/RjWkO9A-Ckk] That's not how you cut a cucumber. THIS is how you cut a cucumber! Chef Hiro Terada of NoVe Kitchen and Bar in Miami, Florida, shows us how to skin cucumber into a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/08/How-to-Skin-a-Cucumber/




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