Archive for December 8th, 2012

Zoo Baby

Call Zooborns! A new baby was born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! However, they might not get the furry baby pictures they are used to, because this specimen is human. An unnamed 21-year-old woman went into labor as she wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Zoo-Baby/

Text Messages Displayed on Your Contact Lenses

If there's one problem with modern life, it's that it's just too hard to keep in touch with people. For example, if you want to read text messages from someone, you have to look at your phone. But what if that probl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Text-Messages-Displayed-on-Your-Contact-Lenses/

Fluorescent Coral Reefs

[http://youtu.be/4V9TCdCbX6U] (YouTube link)This footage was shot by scuba diving at night with a blacklight in the Red Sea, off the coast of Egypt. After you marvel at the lovely bioluminescence of the coral reef, stop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Fluorescent-Coral-Reefs/

Old Jetliner Turned into a Kindergarten Classroom

The headmaster says, "I wondered for a long time how to make a kindergarten where children would not want to go home." I think that Mr. Chapidze has found a way. This school in the nation of Georgia has converted an old...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Old-Jetliner-Turned-into-a-Kindergarten-Classroom/

Under the Mistlestoe

Uh oh, indeed! In some cases, a kiss can be deadly. This comic is by Liz Climo of Hi, I'm Liz. Link -via Awesomphiliamistletoe, narwhal, porpoise, liz climo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Under-the-Mistlestoe/

Today Is Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day

The only rule is that you can't participate if you're a real time traveler. This is just a game for us normals. Some suggestions on what to do:- Greet people by referring to things that don’t yet exist or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Today-Is-Pretend-to-Be-a-Time-Traveler-Day/

Penguin Falls Down

[http://youtu.be/nFAK8Vj62WM] (YouTube link)Today, you can tell everyone you saw a penguin fall on the ice. The headline at reddit said, "Penguin falls down resulting in best sound ever." Yes, but we're not sure of its e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Penguin-Falls-Down/

How to Make Doritos Consommé

It's Saturday night, so it's time to sit alone at home while eating two entire bags of Doritos and watching all three Beastmaster films. But let's change up that routine. Lauren Shockley can turn Doritos into a&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/How-to-Make-Doritos-Consomm/

The Teenager Who Flew into Red Square

Do you remember Mathias Rust? Hard to believe, but it's been 25 years since the 19-year-old pilot flew from his home in West Germany and landed in the center of Moscow, breaking through every Soviet defense.Once the poli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/The-Teenager-Who-Flew-into-Red-Square/

The Crown of Elrond

The Crown of Elrond - $35.00Attention The Hobbit fans! Get in touch with your wise inner half-elven lord with The Crown of Elrond from the NeatoShop. This handsome metal headpiece is all the rage of Middle-earth. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/The-Crown-of-Elrond/

Caterpillar Automaton, c. 1820

[vimeo 16128282](Video Link)Henri Maillardet (b. 1745) was a master maker of automata. This caterpillar, which is less than three inches long and is covered with diamonds, pearls, emeralds and enamel, remains fully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Caterpillar-Automaton-c-1820/

Horrible Headlines

We love to see headlines that don't turn out quite right, whether it's because of typos, poor editing, or a writer with a wicked sense of humor. Freakonomics has a collection of 36 classics that are so funny they circula...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Horrible-Headlines/

A Successful Corgi Fishing Trip

(Video Link)I hope this was a catch and release trip, because that little guppy was just too tiny to make a good meal.Via I Can Has Cheezburgercute, corgis, videos, pets, dogs, puppies, animals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/A-Successful-Corgi-Fishing-Trip/

Scholars: English Is a Scandinavian Language

Two linguists argue that modern English isn't really a West Germanic language, most similar to modern German, Dutch and Frisian, but a North Germanic language, such as Norwegian, Swedish and Danish:Their research and con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Scholars-English-Is-a-Scandinavian-Language/

Yellow Scream

[Update 12/22/12: Video removed due to copyright claim by artist]Yellow Scream is a half-hour documentary about painting screams with yellow paint, by Korean artist/comic Kim Beom. Here is what information we ge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Yellow-Scream/

A Doorbell for Dogs

Keith Jin didn't like how much damage his dog Pebble scratched into the doors of his house whenever he wanted out. So he invented a portable, mountable doorbell that his dog can use. Now Pebble has Mr. Jin trained to ope...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/A-Doorbell-for-Dogs/

Wild Moscow Twist

[http://youtu.be/w0kb3ErhI5w]  (YouTube link)Russia wasn't completely cut off from decadent Western pop culture during the Cold War! From the description at Dark Roasted Blend:Not sure how this passed the communist...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Wild-Moscow-Twist/

You Can't Take The Sky From These Dolls

Instructables user SiraRaven started out making a crochet Mal and soon found herself with the entire Serenity crew. As usual, Kaylee is the cutest one of them all.Linkcrochet, amigurumi, dolls, cute, firefly, serenity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/You-Cant-Take-The-Sky-From-These-Dolls/

This Week at Neatorama

Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight, and will continue through Sunday, December 16th. If you are observing, we wish you a happy holiday with solemn rituals, joyous celebration, and plenty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/This-Week-at-Neatorama-131/

10 Awesome Holiday Jell-O Shots

Candy canes, sugar cookies, fruit cake, pumpkin pie and egg nog -sounds like a great holiday party dessert table, but if you want to kick your party up a notch, then why not make those same great treats into Jell-O shots...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/10-Awesome-Holiday-Jell-O-Shots/

Benny The Pomeranian Loves Baths

(YouTube Link)There is no way that any other dog is as happy as Benny, he's so happy he looks like his eyes are about to pop out of his head! Even taking a bath doesn't bum little Benny out, his happiness can't be da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/07/Benny-The-Pomeranian-Loves-Baths/

How Do You Improve Gooey Cinnamon Buns? Add Bacon!

The brilliant minds over at The Infinate Yums know just what to do to make cinnamon buns an even tastier breakfast treat -add crumbled, maple-covered bacon to the cinnamon filling and sprinkle more bacon over the top bef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/How-Do-You-Improve-Gooey-Cinnamon-Buns-Add-Bacon/

For Sale: Potato That Looks Like Jabba the Hutt

His repulsorlift sail barge is your dinner plate. Load him up with cheese and sour cream. Admit it: you've always wondered what hutt tastes like. Now You can find out. This potato is on sale on eBay.Link -via Landa Calri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/For-Sale-Potato-That-Looks-Like-Jabba-the-Hutt/

Grumpy Cat Speaks

[http://vimeo.com/54953791] (vimeo link)With all the public appearances and attention that came with her instant stardom, Tardar Sauce would just as soon set the record straight on her preference for the simple life. And...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Grumpycat-Speaks/

A Rifle Design Based on Archimedes's Screw

According to legend, the Greek engineer Archimedes of Syracuse designed a pump that moved water up by using a screw inside a sealed shaft. The Evans lever-action rifle, designed by a dentist in Maine, uses the same mecha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/A-Rifle-Design-Based-on-Archimedess-Screw/
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