Archive for December 28th, 2012

The Turtle and the Diver

[http://youtu.be/UyK_9rsd-p4] (YouTube link)A diver is just trying to do some work in the Gulf of Thailand, when a curious turtle with no sense of personal space tries to get his attention. The turtle will not be denied!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/The-Turtle-and-the-Diver/

Sock Monkey Plush Earmuffs

Sock Monkey Plush EarmuffsAre you looking for a couple of good friends to get you through those bleak winter days? You need the very friendly Sock Monkey Plush Earmuffs from the NeatoShop. This fantastic earmuff is sure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Sock-Monkey-Plush-Earmuffs/

Museum of Clean

Don Aslett wants you to clean up, and he's got a museum to prove that he's serious. Aslett started a janitorial service back in the 50s to help pay for school. The business grew and became one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Museum-of-Clean/

Achilles

I think pets should be named purely based on pun potential.Works for me! A comic from The Joy Cannon. Link -via Tastefully Offensive Achilles, dog, pun...

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There's Something Strange About These Cops

Cops used to be content with sporting normal sized legs, but these days they need all the height they can get to see crimes happening across town.But can they actually run with those ridiculously long legs? Maybe the who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Theres-Something-Strange-About-These-Cops/

Fark's 2012 Headline of the Year Contest

It's that time of year again, and the competition is fierce. But Fark's Headline of the Year Contest is much less about the story itself and more about the pun that can be made of a headline. The best submitted headlines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Farks-2012-Headline-of-the-Year-Contest/

How Did the Monocle Become a Symbol of Wealth and Prestige?

The monocle was once a status symbol worn by wealthy and powerful men like Canadian politician Sir Louis-Napoléon Casault. How did this fashion develop? Slate's J. Bryan Lowder explains:Though the exact origi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/How-Did-the-Monocle-Become-a-Symbol-of-Wealth-and-Prestige/

Fat and Furious Burger

Now this is art we can bite into! When French graphic designers Thomas and Quentin decided to play with their food, the end results are these creative burger creations as featured in their tumblr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Fat-and-Furious-Burger/

The Father of the Chicken Nugget

McDonalds usually gets the credit -or the blame- for inventing chicken nuggets. The company introduced the McNugget in 1980. But Cornell University professor Robert C. Baker had made the same thing in 1963!It’s a m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/The-Father-of-the-Chicken-Nugget/

Celebrate Stan Lee's 90th Birthday by Watching All of His Marvel Movie Cameos

[youtube iYSvIAF_NrQ](Video Link) Comic book artist Stan Lee is famous for making short appearances in films about the superheroes he made famous. Today, he turned ninety--though it's hard to tell at the pace he kee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Celebrate-Stan-Lees-90th-Birthday-by-Watching-All-of-His-Marvel-Movie-Cameos/

Woman Obtained Restraining Order Against Helicopter Parents

Got helicopter parents? A 21-year-old theatre student named Aubrey Ireland does, and she had to go to court to obtain a civil stalking restraining order against them after telling the judge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Woman-Obtained-Restraining-Order-Against-Helicopter-Parents/

Jay Wilson's Lovely Toothpick and Matchstick Art

Jay Wilson, an art professor in Toronto, makes sculptures by carefully arranging toothpicks and matches. He often makes geometric forms, but my favorites are the inspirational messages expressed by his elk.Link -via Lust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Jay-Wilsons-Lovely-Toothpick-and-Matchstick-Art/

Abby Cadaby Scarf Hat

 Abby Cadaby Scarf Hat Are you a fantastic fairy in training looking to conjure up the perfect winter outfit? You need Abby Cadaby Scarf Hat from the NeatoShop. This magical accessory is both a knitted hat and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Abby-Cadaby-Scarf-Hat/

Can You Say Banana?

[http://youtu.be/Js4fP9BpsUc] (YouTube link)When you are learning to speak your first language, some words can be adorably difficult. She gave it her best effort! -via Viral Viral Videos language, toddler...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Can-You-Say-Banana/

New Year's Eve Confetti Clock Cookies

These treats made by Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me are perfect for New Year's Eve! Each cookie has three layers. The center layer has a hole in the center, like a donut. That's where the star-shaped sprinkles go. Wait until...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/New-Years-Eve-Confetti-Clock-Cookies/

Therapy Llamas Bring Fuzzy Love To Nursing Home Patients

We've all heard of therapy dogs and therapy cats, but a therapy llama is something we've never seen before. Who wouldn't want these long necked fuzzlers to give you wet kisses and a little spit in your eye when they're f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Therapy-Llamas-Bring-Fuzzy-Love-To-Nursing-Home-Patients/

Elegant Leather Belt Shows Final Level of Super Mario Bros.

Julia of Saluki Feathers makes handcrafted leather dog collars for the ritziest canines of high society. She used those skills to make this belt showing the entire last level of Super Mario Bros. She's thinking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Elegant-Leather-Belt-Shows-Final-Level-of-iSuper-Mario-Brosi/

Trained Mice Performing Amazing Tricks

 (YouTube Link) (YouTube Link)We all know mice are clever enough to sneak their way into our houses and eat our food, but their ability to learn tricks is totally underrated.Mouse Agility kn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Smart-Mice-Performing-Amazing-Tricks/

New Years Eve Disco Ball Hat

A hat that lights up, augmented with reflections from a mirror ball will certainly make you stand out at the New Year party! Whether that's a good thing depends on the party. Make your own in no time; the directions are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/New-Years-Eve-Disco-Ball-Hat/

Predict the Future, Win Prizes

Our NeatoShop contest is still going! Predict life in the year 2013. The three funniest predictions will earn prizes from the NeatoShop. Add your predictions in the comments. In three days, I'll announce the winners.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Predict-the-Future-Win-Prizes/

Lady Finds Chinese Worker's Plea For Help Inside Product Bought At K-Mart

A clever Chinese worker smuggled the note above into a Halloween decoration which was later bought at a K-Mart store in Oregon, and the woman who discovered the note felt compelled to share it with the world.Whether this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Lady-Finds-Chinese-Workers-Plea-For-Help-Inside-Product-Bought-At-K-Mart/

The Woman You Call King

Peggielene Bartels has lived in the US for thirty years, and works as a secretary at the Ghanaian embassy in Washington, DC. But she is also the King of Otuam, a village in Ghana.Nearly five years ago, Bartels was startl...

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Deconstructed Portraits By Henrietta Harris

Representational portraits are so passé, but these deconstructed portraits by Henrietta Harris are about to blow up like ACME dynamite!The premise is simple- take a portrait, turn part of the face into smoky wisps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Deconstructed-Portraits-By-Henrietta-Harris/

Trüth, Beaüty, and Volapük

Johann Schleyer invented a new language in the 1880s called Volapük. The language was quite popular for some time, and still exists in publications here and there. The German priest drew from the English language as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Trth-Beaty-and-Volapk/

10 Cool Trivia Facts About The Hobbit

We already presented you with some fun trivia about the book-version of The Hobbit, but if you're interested in learning more about the behind the scenes actions involved with making the film version, io9 has yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/10-Cool-Trivia-Facts-About-The-Hobbit/

Creepy Legend Of Zelda Dead Hand Snowman

Video game themed snowmen don't come much more obscure, or creepy looking, than this thing.It's based on the Dead Hand mini boss from the Legend of Zelda game The Ocarina of Time, and somehow he looks better when constru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Creepy-Legend-Of-Zelda-Dead-Hand-Snowman/

10 Christmas-Themed Hot Dogs

Did you get enough holiday meals this year? I know I didn't since Zeon and I were too sick to go to our family's houses over the weekend so we just had turkey sage burgers with cranberry sauce. If you're like me and want...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/10-Christmas-Themed-Hot-Dogs/

The Best Pictures from the BBC Camera Trap Contest

Camera traps manage to get the most candid and undisturbed photos of wildlife possible, which is why these great images from the BBC camera traps yearly contest are so darned incredible. Here is a jaguar eating a turtle,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/The-Best-Pictures-from-the-BBC-Camera-Trap-Contest/

Barbershop of Horrors: 5 Extreme Hairstyles

Mental_floss magazine has the skinny on five hairstyles that may look silly now, but at sometime in someplace, they were everywhere.1. Mohawks (Image credit: Flickr user PUNKassPHOTOS.com)The Style:*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/28/Barbershop-of-Horrors-5-Extreme-Hairstyles/

What Kind Of Dinosaur Meat Would Be The Tastiest?

If a time traveller found themselves out of rations and face-to-face with a dinosaur, what kind would be best to zap with a ray gun then roast?The answer might surprise you, or maybe not since one of the top tastes (acco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/27/What-Kind-Of-Dinosaur-Meat-Would-Be-Tastiest/










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