Archive for May 4th, 2013

The First Draft of Star Wars With Green Alien Han Solo Gets Adapted Into a Comic

When George Lucas first wrote down the story that would eventually become Star Wars, it was so different from the finished product that it could stand alone as its own story. That's what J.W. Rinzler thought, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/The-First-Draft-of-Star-Wars-With-Green-Alien-Han-Solo-Gets-Adapted-Into-a-Comic/

Cake Nachos

Nachos are awesome, of course. But they're not healthy if consumed constantly. That's why you should try Chica Chocolatina's cake nachos as an alternative. She made them with dark chocolate cake, chocolate melts, gummy c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Cake-Nachos/

NASA Wants Your Haiku

NASA's MAVEN mission to Mars will carry a piece of Earth with it, in the form of submitted names and a little poetry, too.The DVD will be in NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, which is sche...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/NASA-Wants-Your-Haiku/

A Day Picking Strawberries

Los Angeles Times writer Hector Becerra picking strawberries. Photo: Al Seib That clamshell of filled with sweet, ripe strawberries you just picked up at your local supermarket? That...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/A-Day-Picking-Strawberries/

Beth

[http://vimeo.com/64403137] (YouTube link)"Beth," the biggest song KISS ever did, was supposed to be based on a true story. Brian Billow directed this "completely fictitious" account of what most likely happened to inspi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Beth/

A Column That Only Canadians Will Understand

Dave Bidini has a column in the National Post. I have no idea what he's talking about. Google Translate isn't helping a bit. Do you understand?For years, I was a keener, but after my short-lived stint as reeve o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/A-Column-That-Only-Canadians-Will-Understand/

Because I Said So Bangle

Because I Said So BangleMother's Day is May 12th. This year get Mom the Because I Said So Bangle from the NeatoShop. This stylish hand carved, inked, and polished bracelet features the text, "Because I said so, that's wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Because-I-Said-So-Bangle/

Lunar Eclipse Over Hungary

Photo: Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN) Photographer Tamas Ladanyi took this fantastic composite series of the Full Moon over the springtime landscape of Tihany, Hungary. The small pic above does...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Lunar-Eclipse-Over-Hungary/

Me, Me, Me: People Who Overuse The First-Person Singular Are More Depressed

Have you ever taken stock of the personal pronouns you use in everyday conversation? A German study found that those who use the first-person singular more often tend to have more personal problems and are more likely to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Me-Me-Me-People-Who-Overuse-The-First-Person-Singular-Are-More-Depressed/

This is Your Brain on Toothpaste

For a series on the brain for Men's Health magazine, UK designer Kyle Bean (previously) decided to recreate the ol' noggin with a few interesting stuff like toothpaste, newspapers, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/This-is-Your-Brain-on-Toothpaste/

Calvin and Hobbes Street Art

Calvin and his stuffed friend Hobbes will go anywhere for an adventure. The French street artist OakOak showed them crawling down a vine. It's only one of the imaginary trips he's sent them on.Link -via Street Art Utopia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Calvin-and-Hobbes-Street-Art/

Mystery of the Atacama Humanoid Solved

Photo: Garry Nolan Ten years ago, a six-inch skeleton was found in a pouch in a ghost town in the Atacama Desert of Chile. It ended up in private collection and the UFO community was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Mystery-of-the-Atacama-Humanoid-Solved/

Family Fallout Shelter Goes on Display

Ken Zwick and Carol Hollar-Zwick bought a home in Neenah, Wisconsin in 1999. They knew there was a fallout shelter on the property, but didn't explore it for years. When they did, it was like opening a time capsule. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Family-Fallout-Shelter-Goes-on-Display/

Chess Set Inspired by the Anglo-Zulu War

In 1879, Britain and the Zulu nation fought a brief but bloody war that included the famous Battle of Rorke's Drift. In memory of it, custom chess set maker Littlehand made a chess set with historic figures from that war...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Chess-Set-Inspired-by-the-Anglo-Zulu-War/

Iron Man Trilogy Remix

[http://youtu.be/-K3ff3KcHnU] (YouTube link)Did you watch Iron Man 3 last night? Judging from the crowd in the theater parking lot, a ton of people did. Even if you didn't, you'll enjoy this remix from Mike Relm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Iron-Man-Trilogy-Remix/

Cannoli Cupcakes

Each vanilla cupcake is filled and covered with cream cheese chocolate chip icing and topped with a cannolo. Yummy! Crumbs Bake Shop has outdone itself this time.Linkcannoli, cupcakes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Cannoli-Cupcakes/

The Great Gatsby Still Gets Flappers Wrong

Filmgoers are looking forward to the latest movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby, in theaters May 10th. Baz Luhrmann's take is opulent and fashionable, but shows the flappers of the Roaring Twenties through a ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/The-Great-Gatsby-Still-Gets-Flappers-Wrong/

Castle Stationery Gift Set

Castle Stationery Gift SetMother's Day is coming. This year make Mom feel like a true fairy princess with the Castle Stationery Gift Set from the NeatoShop. This regal set comes with :  100-page castle-shaped notep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Castle-Stationery-Gift-Set/

Matt Ferguson's Star Trek Movie Posters

You may remember Matt Ferguson's World War Z movie posters. His most recent illustration project provides posters for the original six Star Trek movies. You can view them all at the link. These two, sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Matt-Fergusons-Star-Trek-Movie-Posters/

This Week at Neatorama

You know how we go for weeks at a time without any holidays, and then several bunch up together? That's what's going on this weekend. Today is Derby Day, the annual Kentucky Derby at Lousiville Downs. But it's also Star...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/This-Week-at-Neatorama-153/

Sparkly Geometric Table

In the right light, John Foster's beautiful geometric table could be both wondrous and distracting. But that's a risk I'm willing to take.Link -via reddittables, John Foster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Sparkly-Geometric-Table/

Reconciling the Prequels

There's a definite problem with a religion cooked up by one guy trying to sell movie tickets. Imagine you've converted to the Jedi religion on the faith inherent in the Star Wars original trilogy, just to have t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Reconciling-the-Prequels/

Australian Star Wars

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL8UFjANAr0](Video Link)Stuntbear's Australian version of Star Wars, we can safely assume, is a completely accurate depiction of the culture of that nation. Here is Episode IV: A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/04/Australian-Star-Wars/
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