Archive for February 20th, 2013

Best Picture Oscar Winners: the Supercut

[http://vimeo.com/60050642] (vimeo link) The 85th Academy Awards will be handed out this Sunday. That's a lot of history! This supercut from  Nelson Carvajal has clips of all the previous Best Picture winners f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Best-Picture-Oscar-Winners-the-Supercut/

Rolling Penguins Salt & Pepper Shakers

Rolling Penguins Salt & Pepper Shakers Oh the weather outside is frightful, but your home cooking is so delightful. Let the salt and pepper shakers roll, let them roll, let them roll.Race away your winter blues...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Rolling-Penguins-Salt-Pepper-Shakers-2/

Automotive Bird Nest

"It's perfect! I can't believe the deal I got with the realtor!" Redditor gorbok writes that a friend of his found this on his car after he had left it in a parking lot for six days. What did he do with the bird and her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Automotive-Bird-Nest/

Surreal Landscapes by Jim Kazanjian

Photographer and visual artist Jim Kazanjian Photoshopped thousands of photos he found on the web to create black-and-white "photographs" of surreal houses, structures, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Surreal-Landscapes-by-Jim-Kazanjian/

Vintage Celebrity Passport Photos

Vintage Everyday has a collection of passports belonging to celebrities. See Albert Einstein, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Muhammad Ali, and more, with plenty of stamps showing they were well used. Shown here is a military...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Vintage-Celebrity-Passport-Photos/

How Much Would the Sea Level Drop if Every Ship Was Removed from the Oceans at Once?

Randall Munroe, the cartoonist behind xkcd and a profoundly brainy guy, answers bizarre physics questions submitted to his What If? blog. His most recent question pondered the effect of the sudden absence of the water di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/What-Would-Happen-if-Every-Ship-Was-Removed-from-the-Oceans-at-Once/

Legion of Doom for Real Life Supervillains

Brazilian illustrator Butcher Billy (previously on Neatorama) is back at it again! This time, he has recreated the world's most brutal dictators (and other unpopular public figures) as comic b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Legion-of-Doom-for-Real-Life-Supervillains/

The Great EBS Scare of 1971

On Saturday, February 20, 1971, a civilian teletype operator grabbed the wrong recording tape and instead of a test, inadvertently sent an Emergency Broadcast Alert to radio stations across the U.S. I've told stories abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/The-Great-EBS-Scare-of-1971/

Mom Hired Strippers for 16-Year-Old Son's Birthday

Best mom or best mom ever? Thirty three-year-old Judy Viger faced up to a year in jail for child endangerment after she hired strippers to perform lap dances t her 16-year-old...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Mom-Hired-Strippers-for-16-Year-Old-Sons-Birthday/

Transformer Xi 12-in-1 Multi-Tool

Transformer Xi 12-in-1 Do you love gadgets, gizmos, and thingamabobs? Behold the Transformer Xi 12-in-1 multi-tool from the NeatoShop. This amazingly useful multi-tool includes:  6 screwdrivers Bright white 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Transformer-Xi-12-in-1-Multi-Tool/

How to Become Pope

[http://youtu.be/kF8I_r9XT7A] (YouTube link)C. G. P. Grey tells us how you can work your way up to the job of replacing Pope Benedict. It's pretty difficult. It may even be too late to get started, at least for the next...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/How-to-Become-Pope/

Guppies Use Ugly Friends to Make Themselves Look Better

Photo: Clelia Gasparini It's like The Hottie and The Nottie, fish-style! Italian researchers have discovered that a school of guppies can be quite as shallow and vain as popularity-ob...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Guppies-Use-Ugly-Friends-to-Look-Better/

The Saddest Valentine

The strange epitaph on the tombstone makes us want to know more about poor George Spencer Millet, cut down in his adolescence by cupid's arrow, so to speak.George Spencer Millet worked as office boy for a well-known insu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/The-Saddest-Valentine/

Underwater Ice Hockey

Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters Like its name implies, underwater ice hockey is played on ice ... but with a little twist (technically, a 180° twist). Photographer Michael Dalder wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Underwater-Ice-Hockey/

Crows in the Snow

[http://youtu.be/fwjTO0oF800] (YouTube link)One crow is taking full advantage of a snow-covered car, not only by sliding on the window, but also by making snow angels! Before the day is over, he'll have that entire back...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Crows-in-the-Snow/

University Stadium to be Named for Prison Company

Florida Atlantic University has sold the naming rights to its new football stadium to the GEO Group Inc. If the name is not familiar to you, they run the second-largest chain for for-profit prisons in the U.S. This bring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/University-Stadium-to-be-Named-for-Prison-Company/

Rollin' Safari

[http://vimeo.com/54943112] (vimeo link)Life can be difficult when you are not only round but extremely buoyant! This is one of four delightful animated trailers produced to promote the 2013 Stuttgart Festival of Animate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Rollin-Safari/

Leprechaun So Lucky Salt & Pepper Shaker

Leprechaun So Lucky Salt & Pepper ShakerSt. Patrick's Day is coming. Could you use a little luck in the kitchen. You need the Leprechaun So Lucky Salt & Pepper Shaker set from the NeatoShop. This adorable set is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Leprechaun-So-Lucky-Salt-Pepper-Shaker/

Texas Woman Gives Birth to Two Sets of Identical Twins

I saw this headline a couple of times yesterday before I realized that what made the story so rare is that she gave birth to two sets of identical twins all at the same time! Tressa Montalvo had a Cesarian secti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Texas-Woman-Gives-Birth-to-Two-Sets-of-Identical-Twins/

Into the Cave of Chile’s Witches

The Island of Chiloé in southern Chile has always been a remote and isolated place of legend. In 1880, it was the site of the last significant witchcraft trials.Who were they, these sorcerers hauled before a court...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Into-the-Cave-of-Chiles-Witches/

"Madman" Newman's Brainteasers

Every summer, Uncle John makes a pilgrimage to the Siskiyou Mountains to confer with his puzzle guru, crazy Ol' Man Newman. He came back with another collection of mind-bending logic puzzles.1. RAPID AGI...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Madman-Newmans-Brainteasers/

The Books Shelf

Matt Innes's stylish bookcase celebrates the written word in a direct statement of what you store inside it. And since the pieces aren't joined together, you can rearrange them as KOBOS or SKOOB in order to confuse visit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/The-Books-Shelf/

Kittens On The Beat

[http://youtu.be/wTaXI9LUugc] (YouTube link)When gremlins invade your home and try to steal socks, cats Roto and Bowie spring into action! After all, losing your socks is their job! Music by Savant. -via Tastefu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Kittens-On-The-Beat/

Super Mario Bros. Cat Tree

Geckoo_Design's cat has leveled up thanks to this custom cat tree. The boxes, we can safely assume, contain tuna treats instead of coins. The builder promises to provide detailed instructions soon. Link -via Nerd Ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Super-Mario-Bros-Cat-Tree/

Red Shirts at Risk

It's common knowledge that on the Starship Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk, anyone who isn't a well-known cast member who puts on a red shirt and beams down to an alien planet is going to buy the farm, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Red-Shirts-at-Risk/

St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Top Hat Headband

Cocktail Top Hat HeadbandSt. Patrick's Day is coming. Are you looking for a uber stylish way to get your green on? You need the Cocktail Top Hat Headband from the NeatoShop. This adorable headband features a mini Leprech...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/St-Patricks-Day-Cocktail-Top-Hat-Headband/

9 Putts into One Hole

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNZnlcOOz00](Video Link)When the golf course is crowded and there's no time to take turns, then everyone plays at once. Or, in this case, just for a stunt:Every month the PGA Golf Manageme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/9-Putts-into-One-Hole/

Dalek Pizza

MASTICATE! There is only one way to make a Dalek Pizza, and that's with pepperoni. One sure can build up an appetite fighting the Last Great Time War! Via Obvious WinnerDalek, Pizza,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Dalek-Pizza/

Leggings That Let You Molt Like a Snake Does

If you've ever wanted to experience life as a snake, fashion designer Camille Cortet can help. Her pants are designed to break down and shed like a snake's skin:It is an animal  behaviour and  an experience I t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/20/Leggings-That-Let-You-Molt-Like-a-Snake-Does/






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