Archive for April 1st, 2013

Moondog Over Alaska

Photo: Sebastian Saarloos It was 10 degrees below zero, with 30 mph winds in the Alaskan wild, where the nearest town was 50 miles away, but Sebastian Saarloos came out alive and with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Moondog-Over-Alaska/

Coen Brothers Film Posters

Chet Phillips (previously at Neatorama) has a new series of posters featuring your favorite quotes from the movies of the Coen Brothers. My favorite is Raising Arizona, above. Continue reading to see The Big...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Coen-Brothers-Film-Posters/

April Fools' Day Prank for Birds

It's a solid block of wood. In 2009, artist Brock Davis made this fake birdhouse as an April Fools' Day prank to play on local birds. No doubt the birds found a way to prank him back.LinkBrock Davis, birdhouses, April Fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/April-Fools-Day-Prank-for-Birds/

Shakespeare: Tax Dodger and Ruthless Businessman

Neither a borrower nor a lender be, said William Shakespeare in Hamlet, but according to researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales, he didn't exactly practice what he preache...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Shakespeare-Tax-Dodger-and-Ruthless-Businessman/

Jumpy's Tricks

[http://youtu.be/lZNPYBVUMe8] (YouTube link)Dog trainer Omar Muller shows of what Australian shepherd Jumpy can do. Is there anything beyond the talents of this intelligent, strong, and fearless dog? -via Daily Picks and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Jumpys-Tricks/

The Harry Potter Proposal

Proposing to your love to marry you is a romantic moment, but to make it magical you'd need Harry Potter. That's exactly what Rachel Allison did to ask Jaquie Richards to be her fiancé:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/The-Harry-Potter-Proposal/

Woman Almost Gets Run over by Train Trying to Get Her Cell Phone off the Tracks

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDOc3RwzEx0](Video Link)A woman in São Paulo, Brazil was trying to catch a train, but the train almost caught her. She went out on the tracks at the Corinthians-Itaquera station to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Woman-Almost-Gets-Run-over-by-Train-Trying-to-Get-Her-Cell-Phone-off-the-Tracks/

Dear Evolution

Some animals seem to have gotten the short end of the stick from evolution. In a humorous post at Scientific American, some of these animals let their grievances be made known. A letter from an Emperor penguin starts out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Dear-Evolution/

Babushka Tea Infuser

Babushka Tea InfuserWish you could make tea like grandma used to make? Get a little help from the Babushka Tea Infuser from the NeatoShop. This delightful little kitchen gadget looks like a sweet Russian doll. The B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Babushka-Tea-Infuser/

Getting Published

The quest to get published is an exercise in durability, persistence and at least a touch of madness. Keep at it!LinkGrant Snider, Incidental Comics, writing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Getting-Published/

How Rita Rudner Sells Her Beach House

[http://youtu.be/QwXV0B_hNRY] Using virtual tours to sell houses is so last year. In order to sell her $9 million oceanfront home, comedienne Rita Rudner took to YouTube. Realtors to the semi-s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/How-Rita-Rudner-Sells-Her-Beach-House/

Meenakshi Amman Temple

In Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, lies a 45-acre temple complex dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Parvati and her husband consort, Shiva. The Meenakshi Amman Temple is surrounded by ten towers, which are each covered with thou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Meenakshi-Amman-Temple/

April Fools Rant

<rant>Oh, how I hate April Fools on the web. A fun day of pranking amongst friends in real life has turned into a) massive race to create viral traffic with the silliest products. They'r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/April-Fools-Rant/

Breakfast is Afraid of Insects

Redditor laporkenstein's father constructed this awesome breakfast for his 2-year-old granddaughter. She was a little hesitant about it at first, but them giggled and ate it. Luckily, this picture was taken first. Link f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Breakfast-is-Afraid-of-Insects/

MetaFilter Joins the Rest of the Internet for April Fools' Day

MetaFilter was founded in 1999, before the Cat Age. For a long time, it remained a site for sophisticated conversations on complex topics. But who wants that? Let's pin cat photos instead.Link -via Jessamyn WestApril Foo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/MetaFilter-Joins-the-Rest-of-the-Internet-for-April-Fools-Day/

The Best Easter Cake of 2013

Jen Yates of Cake Wrecks has declared it. The famous visage of Grumpy Cat got rendered into an Easter bunny cake by Julie Freund. Sweet! Link Grumpy Cat, Easter bunny, cake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/The-Best-Easter-Cake-of-2013/

Google Maps Features Treasure Map for April Fools' Day

Before his execution, the infamous pirate Captain Kidd claimed to have hidden 200 bars of gold somewhere in the world. Google has embedded his elaborate coded treasure map into Google Maps. You'll have to use various tri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Google-Maps-Features-Treasure-Map-for-April-Fools-Day/

Don't Look at Kevin Ware's Leg

The University of Louisville beat Duke Sunday to advance to the NCAA Final Four. But that's not the big story. Louisville sophomore Kevin Ware suffered a freak accident that resulted in a compound fracture of his tibia a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Dont-Look-at-Kevin-Wares-Leg/

There's a School in Nigeria Named after Pinky and the Brain

Look in the lower right corner of the screenshot. Yes, that's Pinky and the Brain, the would-be world conquerors from the television series of the same name. This preschool and elementary school is in the capit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Theres-a-School-in-Nigeria-Named-after-Pinky-and-the-Brain/

Hello Kitty Swing Necklace

Hello Kitty Swing NecklaceAttention Hello Kitty Fans. Are you looking for fun accessory that really plays to your love of Hello Kitty? You need the Hello Kitty Swing Necklace from the NeatoShop. This adorable accessory f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Hello-Kitty-Swing-Necklace/

SuitSat-1: The Garbage Satellite

The following is an article from Uncle John's 24-Karat Gold Bathroom Reader.They don't have used clothing stores in space, so what's an astronaut to do when his space suit wears out? Here's the story of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/SuitSat-1-The-Garbage-Satellite/

Giant Jellyfish Robot

[http://vimeo.com/62880818] Someone else is probably working on robotic sharks, so the folks over at Virginia Tech had to pick another sea creature to turn into a U.S. Navy robot. They picked s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/Giant-Jellyfish-Robot/

The Postmortem Portraits of Phineas Gage

Phineas Gage is the famous name behind a horrifying incident in which Gage survived a large tamping iron that impaled him through the skull. Mind Hacks looks at the evolving artwork that explains his injury. Although the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/The-Postmortem-Portraits-of-Phineas-Gage/

The House of Nonsense

Found: the retro-equivalent of Neatorama. Behold, The House of Nonsense, which graced the shores of the resort town of Blackpool, England, back in 1911. "Here joy reigns supreme" and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/The-House-of-Nonsense/

The Horrifying Future of Genetic Engineering

Cats, the internet and advanced genetic research. Choose any two and we're still safe. Get all three and we're doomed. Zach Weinersmith imagines a dark future for the human race. Read the rest of his 9-panel comic at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/The-Horrifying-Future-of-Genetic-Engineering/

The Chill Reaper

Tie-dye (or is it tie-DIE!) looks great on the Grim Reaper. When Death takes a holiday, he really goes all out. Meet, the Chill Reaper! LinkBizarro, Grim Reaper, chillax...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/01/The-Chill-Reaper/
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