Archive for January 23rd, 2013

Petra Haden Goes To The Movies

[http://youtu.be/T1L-aR4xVpY] You and I may hum the soundtrack of popular movies, but Petra Haden really takes it to the next level. Watch her a cappella performance of famous movie sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Petra-Haden-Goes-To-The-Movies/

Can I Have a Pet Fox?

Post a video of a fox on the internet, and someone will always express an interest in having one for a pet. Is that really feasible? First, it depends on the laws in your state or country, which vary widely. Next underst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Can-I-Have-a-Pet-Fox/

Each Gram of DNA Holds Half a Million DVDs

Photo: European Molecular Biology Laboratory Nick Goldman (that's the guy in the photo above) pointed to the answer: a staggering 2.2 petabytes per gram of DNA. That's about half a million...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Each-Gram-of-DNA-Holds-Half-a-Million-DVDs/

French Restaurant Offers Meal Made of Dirt

And why not? Dirt is a natural product. Ne Quittez Pas, a French restraurant in Tokyo, serves a multi-course meal which features real dirt as an ingredient in each dish. Jessica of Rocket News 24 wrote a review:The first...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/French-Restaurant-Offers-Meal-Made-of-Dirt/

Dogs Evolved on the Waste Dump

Does your dog love to rummage through the trash? Perhaps this will explain why: ... another opinion holds that domestication started with wolves that stole our food lefto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Dog-Evolved-on-the-Waste-Dump/

Be My Valentine Bombshell Apron

 Be My Valentine Bib Bombshell ApronValentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for the perfect apron to show off your flirty side? Don the Be My Valentine Bib Bombshell Apron from the NeatoShop. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Be-My-Valentine-Bombshell-Apron/

Scooter Freestyle

[http://youtu.be/K6jEzM-I6FA] (YouTube link)Who still rides scooters? Guys who can do this. They are:The Pro riders featured in this video were....Lucky Pro Riders:Kota Schuetz (@dakotaschuetz)Lil Jon (@Jonjeffrey92)Mike...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Scooter-Freestyle/

Fire and Ice: Firefighter's Water Froze on a Blazing Building

Photo: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune How cold was it in Chicago? Let's put it this way: it was so cold that when firefighters fought the fire in a blazing abandoned warehouse, the water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Fire-and-Ice-Firefighters-Water-Froze-on-a-Blazing-Building/

Bo Christian Larsson's Suitcase Hotels

Swedish artist Bo Christian Larsson builds dollhouse-sized accomodations in vintage suitcases. I find the bottom image, entitled The Worldhaters Homesick Blues, especially compelling. It's a tempting invitation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Bo-Christian-Larssons-Suitcase-Hotels/

Turning Hot Water Into Instant Snow

It's subzero condition in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, so naturally it's time to go outside and have a little bit of fun. Our pal Yan from Geeks Are Sexy wrote: Since it rarely gets thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Turning-Hot-Water-Into-Instant-Snow/

Tasmanian Devils Threatened by Contagious Cancer

Biologists have been relocating healthy Tasmanian devils to a new home on Maria Island, because there's a chance they may be wiped out in their native home of Tasmania. The culprit is two very frightening words: contagio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Tasmanian-Devils-Threatened-by-Contagious-Cancer/

The Time Job

Mal Reynolds and his shipmates didn't ask why the young man in the bow tie wanted them to steal the police box. He had the money. That was enough. John Sumrow painted this scene from the best episode of Season 12 of ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/The-Time-Job/

Why Do We Get Pruney Fingers?

To tell you when to get out of the bath, according to my mom. But that's not good enough for science! Kyriacos Kareklas and Tom Smulders of Newcastle University in England noted that the wrink...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Why-Do-We-Get-Pruney-Fingers/

Death Star Ice Cube Tray

Death Star Ice Cube TrayAre you looking to create the ultimate weapon against a warm beverage? Arm yourself with the Death Star Ice Cube Tray from the NeatoShop. This formidable tray makes an ice sphere in the shape of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Death-Star-Ice-Cube-Tray/

Everything Was Fake but Her Wealth

Ida Wood had been living in relative peace as a recluse on a New York hotel for 24 years when her sister died in 1931 and everything changed. One of her lawyers, who was unfamiliar with Ms. Wood, worked to figure out who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Everything-Was-Fake-but-Her-Wealth/

Beautiful Organic Banister

Mike Kennedy is a master of his craft. In eight hundred hours of careful work, he carved this banister for a Nineteenth Century home in Cambridge, Massachussetts. He modeled it after the roots of the strangler fig, a typ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Beautiful-Organic-Banister/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #23

Good news, Neatoramanauts! It's time for Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt! For those who haven't played before, the Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt is an online scavenger hunt with some awesome prizes. You ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Tokyoflash-Treasure-Hunt-23/

6-Month Pinhole Exposure Made with a Beer Can

Beer--it can do anything! For example, once you drink it, beer grants you the magical ability to make a camera from the can which contained it. That's what Matt Bigwood did:The equipment is very simple – a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/6-Month-Pinhole-Exposure-Made-with-a-Beer-Can/

Meeting a Fennec Fox

[http://youtu.be/oAO9Q9MnnSE] (YouTube link)Children love to play with each other -even when one of those children is a fennec fox! There's not much information on this video, labeled generically in Arabic, but the girls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/22/Meeting-a-Fennec-Fox/

The Cultural Stipend: Brazil to Give Money to Workers to Spend on Art

Art is indeed not the bread of life but the wine of life, 19th century German writer Jean Paul once remarked. But what if you're so poor that you barely have enough literal bread to eat, let...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/The-Cultural-Stipend-Brazil-to-Give-Money-to-Workers-to-Spend-on-Art/

Meat Socks

Meat SocksRomantic gifts are overrated. This Valentine's Day get your beefcake something they can actually use. Get them the Meat Socks from the NeatoShop. This satisfying and fun pair of knee-high socks is for both men...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Meat-Socks/

Postal Experiments

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Jeff Van Bueren, San Francisco, California(Image credit: Flickr user Matt Hintsa)Having long been genuin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Postal-Experiments/

The Daily Odd Compliment

That guy who doesn't know when to break eye contact? He's now writing greeting cards. The Daily Odd Compliment is a collection of affirmations that make you feel warm and fuzzy and a bit uneasy inside. Visit it every mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/The-Daily-Odd-Compliment/

Snowmen Mauled by Tigers

[http://youtu.be/A0_y6bc86wc] (YouTube link)This is what it looks like to be eaten by a tiger, minus the screams. A safari park in Wiltshire, England, built snowmen in the tiger enclosure and hid a remote-control camera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Snowmen-Mauled-by-Tigers/

Meet Hilda Knott, 85-Year-Old Gamer

Who says that video games are only for young people? Meet 85-year old gamer named Hilda Knott. When asked by Bryony Mackenzie of BBC News what she enjoyed about video games, Hilda repl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Meet-Hilda-Knott-85-Year-Old-Gamer/

Photographs of the Russian Revolution

An American pastor named John Wells Rahill went to Russia in 1917 with the YMCA because he wanted to witness the revolution. He took hundreds of photographs in Russia before being evacuated through China and Japan (where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Photographs-of-the-Russian-Revolution/

Mickey Mouse Was in Star Wars

Specifically, he appeared on a display panel in The Empire Strikes Back. And, I would like to note, this Disney icon appeared on an Imperial, not Rebel Alliance, facility.You thought that Disney only recently bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/23/Mickey-Mouse-Was-in-Star-Wars/
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