Archive for December 6th, 2012

New Zealand is Middle Earth

[http://youtu.be/q3eeG-jywoc] (YouTube link)Yeah, we've laughed at how New Zealand is going nuts to promote the movie The Hobbit, but there's something special about the locations selected for the film. In this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/New-Zealand-is-Middle-Earth/

Incredibly Cool Horror Movie Poster Redesigns

Movie posters are cool, horror movie posters are even cooler, and these artsy re-designs by David O'Daniel are the coolest!They're minimalist with lots of style and really cool color schemes, check out the awesome poster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Incredibly-Cool-Classic-Scifi-And-Horror-Movie-Poster-Art/

How Do You Describe Color to Blind People? Badly.

[youtube 59YN8_lg6-U](Video Link)"Color is hard. How do you sighted people keep them all straight?" Tommy Edison has been blind since birth. He produces handy videos that explain that experience to sighted people, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/How-Do-You-Describe-Color-to-Blind-People-Badly/

Visualizing U.S. Births and Deaths in Real-Time

On average, a baby is born somewhere in the U.S. every ten seconds, and someone dies every 13 seconds. You can watch that happen in real time with the simulation map on Google Drive. These are not actual births and death...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Visualizing-US-Births-and-Deaths-in-Real-Time/

12 June 1942: RAF Drops French Flag on Occupied Paris, Strafes Gestapo HQ

Although it was reported publicly at the time, Wing Commander Ken Gatward's incredible act of badassery on 12 June 1942 fell out of the public eye until his medals recently came up for auction. During the war, he and his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/June-1942-RAF-Drops-French-Flag-on-Occupied-Paris-Strafes-Gestapo-HQ/

Christmas Gifs

Christmas Gifs is a collection of festive animated pictures (gifs) from a wide variety of well-known artists and illustrators. Click on one you like, and you can easily send it to someone. A few are borderline NSFW. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Christmas-Gifs/

How To Make a Baby

Photo: Patrice Laroche Patrice Laroche is here to tell us how to make a baby. It's a lot easier than I thought, it doesn't involve birds or bees! Ahh you know it's late in the day when people start throwi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/How-To-Make-a-Baby/

Common Physics Misconceptions

[http://youtu.be/IM630Z8lho8] (YouTube link)Minute Physics quickly lets us in on some slight but important differences in what we thought we knew and what really is. Since I never studied physics, a lot of this was new t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Common-Physics-Misconceptions/

The Force is Strong: Yoda Tattoo

UV Tattoos have always seem pretty gimmicky to me, until now. Finally a use of the glow in the dark ink that actually makes sense! Done by tattoo artist Kennith Bryan of Intimate Body Art Studios. Reall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/The-Force-is-Strong-Yoda-Tattoo/

Fun Pix Earmuffs for Cupcakes

Fun Pix Earmuffs for Cupcakes - $3.45Boy it's getting chilly out there. Are you worried that all your beloved cupcakes are going to catch cold? Dress them up in the Fun Pix Earmuffs for Cupcakes from the NeatoShop. These...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Fun-Pix-Earmuffs-for-Cupcakes/

Stopping the Dead

The National Post has a graphic depiction of the zombie kills from all 27 episodes of 2.5 seasons of the TV show The Walking Dead. It's separated into four parts; the skull here is made of the first section, zom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Stopping-the-Dead/

Coolest Guy at the Boat Ramp

[http://youtu.be/32kK7lQZSks] Youtube Link The title of the video says it all - Coolest Guy At The Boat Ramp. He really is. I didn't really get it until the 1:30 mark, but it was totally worth it....

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Coolest-Guy-at-the-Boat-Ramp/

Homemade Zamboni

What can you do with a riding lawnmower with a blown engine? Instructables member web4deb turned hers into an ice resurfacer. Here's how: Stripped off all the old mower decking and non-important parts and repainted it p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Homemade-Zamboni/

Dragon Cake for a Birthday Boy

Photo: Astro-Lopithecus It's been a while since we posted about it, so we decided to bring it up again! Check out this amazing dragon cake. I see the D20 in the clutches of the dragon and that t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Dragon-Cake-for-A-Birthday-Boy/

Magnetic Alignment of Fish in a Barrel

Scientists from the Czech Republic and Germany studied how carp arrange themselves in 80 different barrels while waiting to be sold at the traditional Czech Christmas sale last year. They observed fish in 817 samples ove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Magnetic-Alignment-of-Fish-in-a-Barrel/

Church Comprised of Half a Million Matchsticks

Photo: PIOTR STASIUK While Wieslaw Laszkeiwick may use a whole lot of matchsticks, I bet he wouldn't appreciate you playing with fire anywhere near his creations. Here we have just one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Church-Comprised-of-Half-a-Million-Matchsticks/

You Can Shave With Bacon Goodness

Is eating pounds of bacon seasoned with bacon salt and a dessert of bacon candy, then brushing your teeth with bacon still not leaving you with pork fat oozing through your pores? Well, until that does happen, you can at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/You-Can-Shave-With-Bacon-Goodness/

25,000 Teddy Bears

[http://youtu.be/bN5iZVxnSr8] Youtube Link Just look at all the teddy bears! The Calgary Hitmen, a Canadian hockey team, hold a charity event for kids in need. Once a year people are invited to bring teddy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/25000-Teddy-Bears/

A Ponzi Scheme for Flappers

The Shifters was a name of a group of young people who called themselves that for a few months in 1922. Some considered them a subset of flappers, but men were welcome to be Shifters. Newspapers covered the group as if t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/A-Ponzi-Scheme-for-Flappers/

How to Make Shotgun Shell Christmas Lights

About this time of year, most of us are thinking "What can I do with all of these spent shell casings that I've accumulated this year?" That's a big pile of material that you shouldn't just throw away. Beretta Fleur turn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/How-to-Make-Shotgun-Shell-Christmas-Lights/

Simon the Reversible Baby Rattle

 Simon the Reversible Baby Rattle - $24.95The holiday season is here! Are you still looking for a perfectly unique gift for the extra special baby in your life? You need Simon the Reversible Baby Rattle from the Nea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Simon-the-Reversible-Baby-Rattle/

New Zealand Charity Teaches Dogs How To Drive

(YouTube Link)An animal adoption organization in New Zealand is teaching dogs how to drive, with their paws on the pedal steering straight towards the nearest cat.As if driving around town wasn't dangerous en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/New-Zealand-Charity-Teaches-Dogs-How-To-Drive/

Star Wars Reviewed by a Newbie

Allison Keene, who writes about TV for Collider and mental_floss,  grew up without ever watching a Star Wars film. She sat down and watched every one of them in release order, and wrote up her impressions a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Star-Wars-Reviewed-by-a-Newbie/

Golden Snitch Cake Pops

When the wonderful chef of The Infinite Yums had was tasked with coming up with something sweet for a friend's party, she decided to make Harry Potter cake pops and the results look amazing -visit the link to check out h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Golden-Snitch-Cake-Pops/

Farmer Style

[http://youtu.be/LX153eYcVrY] (YouTube link)This isn't a parody video of "Gangnam Style," but a new parody song to the tune of PSY's song. The Peterson Farm Brothers brought us I’m Farming and I Grow It, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Farmer-Style/

A Denny's in Las Vegas Has a Built-in Wedding Chapel

Why? Because most wedding chapels won't offer you a Grand Slamwich at 3 AM immediately after you get married. That problem is now solved. Frances Allen, Denny's chief marketing officer, explained:The diner chain’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/A-Dennys-in-Las-Vegas-Has-a-Built-in-Wedding-Chapel/

What Is It? game 254

Once again, it's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the object in this picture is? You can win even if you don't know!Place your guess in the comment section...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/What-Is-It-game-254/

I Just Came to Say Hello

(Video Link)This little guy needed a lift, so rather than hitchhike, he just decided to jump on board and hope his cuteness would keep him afloat. Needless to say, his plan worked.Via I Can Has Cheezburgerkoala...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/I-Just-Came-to-Say-Hello/

Why Do People Tell Actors to "Break a Leg"?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.The term "break a leg" is unique to actors. Actors often tell each other to "break a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/Why-Do-People-Tell-Actors-to-Break-a-Leg/

This Snake Is Ready to Star In An Anime

Admittedly, he's not exactly cute, but as fat as snakes go, it's pretty much as close as you can get. That's because he has such awesomely freakishly huge eyes and an incredibly thin, long body -making him look like the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/06/This-Snake-Is-Ready-to-Star-In-An-Anime/




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