Archive for February 2nd, 2013

How High Can a Tiger Jump?

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm0NrEBDbeE](Video Link)The answer is VERY high. Surprisingly high. Enough that you should really back away from the computer monitor before starting this video.-via TYWKIWDBItigers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/How-High-Can-a-Tiger-Jump/

Fast Car, Hairy Dog

What is this strange and fierce creature? It's redditor gweebah's dog, sticking his head out the car window. In  case you are wondering (and of course you are), this is what the dog looks like at zero speed. Link&nb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Fast-Car-Hairy-Dog/

In Praise of Shortened Attention Spans

Popular wisdom holds that American attention spans have diminished over the past few decades. But cultural critic Terry Teachout thinks that's just fine:The latest alleged trend to set the world in a tizzy is the Crisis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/In-Praise-of-Shortened-Attention-Spans/

ZOMG! Shark in the Hallway!

Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler was walking home late one night when he passed by the Vienna Museum of Natural History and saw a light shining through the museum's basement windo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/ZOMG-Shark-in-the-Hallway/

Ear Buddies Ear Buds

Ear Buddies Ear BudsAre you all ears when it comes to exciting new products? Let us bend your ear a little bit and tell you about the amazing Ear Buddies Ear Buds from the NeatoShop. This great pair of ear buds looks lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Ear-Buddies-Ear-Buds/

StrawBEARy

It's a strawberry that looks like a bear! Redditor Taybow found this fruit. Bear with me as I marvel at its beauty. Also: baconLink -via Foodbeastbears, strawberries...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/StrawBEARy/

Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate Wedding

[http://youtu.be/tilZdR0Ym_0] (YouTube link)Film director Roman Polanski married movie star Sharon Tate in London on January 20, 1968. Sharon Tate would be murdered by the Manson Family a year and a half later. Polanski...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Roman-Polanski-and-Sharon-Tate-Wedding/

Grilled Cheese Poutine Sandwich

Cheese curds, fries and sharp cheddar. Fry them between two slices of bread and dip the sandwich in beef gravy. Nick of DudeFoods may not be a trained chef, but he's mastered the craft.Linkpoutine, sandwiches, grilled ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Grilled-Cheese-Poutine-Sandwich/

Thirsty Koala

It's midsummer in Australia, and a koala can get mighty thirsty. One of them followed a woman around for an hour because she had bottles of water! Woo-Hyang Sun and her husband were out for her morning walk in Athelstone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Thirsty-Koala/

Stop That Zebra!

Photo: Toshufumi Kitamura Japan is earthquake country, so the staff at the Tama Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, are preparing for the contingency of animal escape after an earthquake. In this an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Stop-that-Zebra/

Shoe Forms of the Stars

This photo allegedly shows shoe forms made for celebrities of a bygone era. They were kept by Salvatore Ferragamo, the famous shoe designer. Why visit for a custom fitting when you can just leave your feet on-site?Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Shoe-Forms-of-the-Stars/

Unintentionally Hilarious Vintage Valentine's Day Cards

Mitch O'Connell collect vintage ephemera from comic books, advertising, and other sources. He has assembled Valentines day cards of yore with outdated, badly punned, or unintelligible messages that make you go "Huh?"Subj...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Unintentionally-Hilarious-Vintage-Valentines-Day-Cards/

Kokeshi Blocks

Kokeshi Blocks (multiple sets shown)Traditional Kokeshi dolls are a celebrated form of Japanese folk art that originated in northern Japan. They are typically handmade from wood. The wood is carved into a elementary shap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Kokeshi-Blocks/

Brick Habitats That Fit into Walls

Chooi-leng Tan wants "to help bring nature back to the places it has been unceremoniously pushed out of: residential neighborhoods." So she designed these bricks that can be added to walls during construction. When finis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Brick-Habitats-Fit-Right-into-Walls/

Upside Downton Abbey

[http://youtu.be/tPqL-1aSbn0] (YouTube link)A new skit from the Muppets of Sesame Street spoof the TV show Downton Abbey. Steak and kidney pie, anyone?  -via Tastefully Offensive Muppets, Downton A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Upside-Downton-Abbey/

Antique Pocket Watch Spy Camera

This marvel of precision craftsmanship from 1886 is the Lancaster & Son Watch Camera. The collapsable camera fits neatly into the case of an ordinary pocket watch. Lionel Hughes, a collector and expert on antique cam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Pocket-Watch-Spy-Camera/

The Pulp-O-Mizer

One of my favorite websites is Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual. As entertaining as the stories are, it is a tremendous time sink for a busy person (but a great way to spend a rainy day). Now, Thrilling Tales pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/The-Pulp-O-Mizer/

Second Grade Class Learns Grammar by Correcting the Tweets of Pro Football Players

NFL players are doing a service to students at the Elmwood Franklin School in Buffalo, New York simply by tweeting. They're providing great examples of bad grammar which second grade students are correcting.Perhaps we co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Second-Grade-Class-Learns-Grammar-by-Correcting-the-Tweets-of-Pro-Football-Players/

Best Cat Toy Ever?

[http://youtu.be/IkKzH3euwf4] (YouTube link)My cats would have pounced immediately and made a real mess of this. Shammy is fascinated! Okay, be honest -were you watching the cat or the toy? This video is from domino arti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Best-Cat-Toy-Ever/

Judge Ordered 12-Year-Old Boy to Get a Job

Parents have been telling their children to get a job for ages, but when a judge does it, that's definitely new. A Western Massachusetts boy who spray-painted graffiti onto his neigh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Judge-Ordered-12-Year-Old-Boy-to-Get-a-Job/

Great Ideas Pocket Notes

Great Ideas Pocket NotesThe New Year is here. Are you resolved to make this year the year you follow through on your brilliant (and some okay) ideas? You need the Great Ideas Pocket Notes from the NeatoShop. This fantast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Great-Ideas-Pocket-Notes/

This Week at Neatorama

Today is the day, the annual day of prognostication celebrated as Groundhog Day. On the calendar, February 2nd is halfway between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox, and that means midwinter. But hope spring eter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/This-Week-at-Neatorama-139/

Baywatch Trash

You messed with the Hoff. Oh, you might have thought that a six-pack ring would kill him. But you'd be wrong. Now he's coming to Hoff you. Jon Stitch's painting entitled "Hooked on a Feeling" refers to the (in)famous Dav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Baywatch-Trash/

Icelandic Girl Won Court Fight to Use Her Birth Name

Creative names are a no-no in Iceland, so it's big news when a 15-year-old girl was finally granted the right to legally use her birth name, despite opposition from the government:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Icelandic-Girl-Won-Court-Fight-to-Use-Her-Birth-Name/

Romanian Ads Encourage Immigration from Britain

Do you remember the British ad campaign that discourages immigration from Romania and Bulgaria? That peeved some Romanians. They responded with their own ads that encourage Britons to immigrate to Romania. That nation, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/02/Romanian-Ads-Encourage-Immigration-from-Britain/




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