Archive for March 7th, 2013

Look for Directions, See Your Man Cheating

In Russia, Yandex Maps is used like Google Maps. Marina Voinova of Perm, Russia, looked up an address and used the "street view" part of Yandex to see where she was going. That's when she saw a picture of her boyfriend s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Look-for-Directions-See-Your-Man-Cheating/

Alice and the White Rabbit Salt & Pepper Shakers

 Alice and the White Rabbit Salt & Pepper ShakersOh, dear. Oh, dear. Are you bored by your kitchen decor? It's never too late to add a little adventure to your table with the Alice and the White Rabbit Salt &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Alice-and-the-White-Rabbit-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Giant Anaconda Filmed Underwater

Hey, let's go for a swim! The water looks fine and I don't see any pesky snakes. Just don't let your feet touch the bottom of the river. You might disturb this 23-foot anaconda that biologist Daniel De Granville photogra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Anaconda-Filmed-Underwater/

Stevie Wonder's I Wish in A Capella

[http://youtu.be/pPE1CSh544Y] This sounds like a winner! A lot of people can sing a capella with friends, but Korean Yeo Inhyeok invited a few versions of himself to sing Stevie Wonder's I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Stevie-Wonders-I-Wish-in-A-Capella/

Cat Naps on Bunny

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMN8hXhFsK0](Video Link)He's soft and fluffy. So why not use him as a pillow? This cat appreciates his creature comforts, so he lies down for a nap on a nearby rabbit.-via Daily of the Day...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Cat-Naps-on-Bunny/

State of the Internet Explained in Cats

Devin at According to Devin drew a series of cats to illustrate what goes on at the biggest social networking sites on the internet. See more of them at his site. Link -via Laughing Squidinternet cats, social networking,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/State-of-the-Internet-Explained-in-Cats/

Popped Balloon with Sunglasses

You've probably seen a lot of popped water balloon photography before, but have you seen one so cool that it's got to wear sunglasses? Photographer Scott Dickson explained how he too...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Popped-Balloon-with-Sunglasses/

Original Stars to Appear in Star Wars VII

Bloomberg Businessweek has an extended account of how Disney made the deal to purchase Lucasfilm and its Star Wars franchise. They spoke to George Lucas about the timeline of the negotiations and his retirement...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Original-Stars-to-Appear-in-Star-Wars-VII/

Viking Sunstone

Legend has it that the Vikings used a navigation device called the sunstone to tell the direction of the sun, even on a cloudy day. The device was dismissed as myth ... until today:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Viking-Sunstone/

Mars Populated by One Vast Thinking Vegetable

Ah, the vegetable that thinks vast thoughts! With a great big eye stalk! This was the cover of The Salt Lake Tribune on October 13, 1912. They didn't exactly present it as the truth, but as a theory.   The Gian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Mars-Populated-by-One-Vast-Thinking-Vegetable/

Modern Day Sirens

This is why I seldom Facebook, avoid Twitter, and quit reddit. Can't get anything done otherwise! (But don't you dare stop reading Neatorama, you hear?) From Brian G.'s excellent Chuck & B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Modern-Day-Sirens/

Drone-Proof Anti-Surveillance Burqa

How do you hide from government drones with infrared surveillance cameras? With haute couture, as this stylish burqa with metalized fabric by Adam Harvey shows: “Fight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Drone-Proof-Anti-Surveillance-Burqa/

Shakespeare Insult Wallet

[http://youtu.be/kEalVJaLPyg]Shakespeare Insult Wallet Are you trying desperately to get someone you love stick to their budget? Help curb their spending with the Shakespeare Insult Wallet from the NeatoShop. This d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Shakespeare-Insult-Wallet/

The Nutella Heist

Nutella, the hazelnut chocolate spread, is quite yummy so no wonder that people love it. But the students at Columbia University may love it a little bit too much. How much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/The-Nutella-Heist/

Ren & Stimpy's Rendezvous with Rama

Jason Welborn mashed up 90's toon Ren & Stimpy with Arthur C. Clarke's sci-fi classic Rendezvous with Rama in this nifty illustration. If you don't like it, we've...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Ren-Stimpys-Rendezvous-with-Rama/

Cat Reacts to Optical Illusion

[http://youtu.be/CcXXQ6GCUb8] (YouTube link)A cat sees a printed version of the Rotating Snake Illusion and reacts as if its moving. The cat's owner, rasmusab, said the cat did not react to a different illusion on paper,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Cat-Reacts-to-Optical-Illusion/

Afterlife with Archie

Glee writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa asked what would happen if you mash up Archie with the undead. Well, you won't have to wonder for long. Zombies will invade Riverdale soon in Af...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Afterlife-with-Archie/

Man's Best Friend

A recently-published study on the history of dogs says that the domestication of wolves was initiated by the wolves, not by people. That makes so much sense, when you boil it down to the basics of who benefits the most,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Mans-Best-Friend/

Brainteaser: The Anchor

(Image credit: Michael Nika Photography)You're sitting on a boat in a swimming pool. You have a large anchor on the boat. You drop the anchor into the water, and of course, it sinks immediately. What happens to the wat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Brainteaser-The-Anchor/

The 10 Most Inexplicably Expensive Movies Ever Made

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End cost $300 million to produce. Oz the Great and Powerful is said to have cost $325 million. And that doesn't include the cost of marketing, which can be jus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/The-10-Most-Inexplicably-Expensive-Movies-Ever-Made/

Egyptian Cat Goes to England in a Suitcase

Be careful when you pack a suitcase, because a container full of clothing may be irresistible to your cat! Mervat Ciuti flew from Cairo to London with a large suitcase, but had no idea her persian cat Bisou was in it.Bis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Egyptian-Cat-Goes-to-England-in-a-Suitcase/

The Old Squid Arm Attack

Honestly, if you're so oblivious that Stallone takes you down with this hackneyed move, you deserve to lose. Artist Brandon Bird pulls no punches on this issue.LinkBrandon Bird, Sylvester Stallone, squids...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/The-Old-Squid-Arm-Attack/

Pogo's The Ghan

[http://youtu.be/nXJ5_m_lmiM] (YouTube link)Nick Bertke took the Ghan, a three-day train trip across the heart of Australia and recorded the sights and sounds for the latest Pogo mix. It really shouldn't be called a "rem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Pogos-The-Ghan/

Pickled Wine Bottle Stopper

 Pickled Wine Bottle Stopper Are you looking for a intoxicatingly fun way to preserve your favorite bottle of wine? You need the Pickled Wine Bottle Stopper from the NeatoShop. This deliciously delightful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Pickled-Wine-Bottle-Stopper/

Crocheted Bane Mask

"We will crochet Gotham and then, when it is done, when Gotham is in stitches, then you have my permission to die."Bane is hardcore about his crafting, which is why he wears this mask crocheted by Rose Pope.Link -via Gee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Crocheted-Bane-Mask/

The 11 Greatest Computer Supervillains in Film

Computers, robots, artificial intelligence …modern technology is good for a scare, because the idea that a machine can become sentient and not have our best interests at heart is terrifying. Hollywood takes advant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/The-11-Greatest-Computer-Supervillains-in-Film/

New Beauty Treatment: Bathing in Fermented Sawdust

Coffee enemas? I'll pass, despite the coupons Alex keeps giving to me. When I want to feel pampered, I'll try out this new Japanese spa treatment. It involves sitting in sawdust in a room that reaches 104°F:As your b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/New-Beauty-Treatment-Bathing-in-Fermented-Sawdust/

What Is It? game 267

It's once again time for our collaboration with the wonderfully entertaining What Is It? Blog. Do you know what the pictured item is? Can you guess? Or can you make up something totally wacky?Place your guess in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/What-Is-It-game-267/

For Sale: Castle Grayskull

For sale, one castle at the center of Eternian culture. Previous meeting place of the Council of Elders. A storehouse of all knowledge of the universe. Gorgeous ancient gothic fortress-style c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/For-Sale-Castle-Grayskull/

Vineyard Fills Fountain Pens with Wine

Should you write with wine? Casa Mariol, a vinyard in Poland, thinks so. It developed an ink that contains its Cabernet Sauvignon. The vinyard then filled pens with the ink and sent them to potential customers along with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/07/Vineyard-Fills-Fountain-Pens-with-Wine/




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