Archive for May 17th, 2013

Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars 2013

[http://youtu.be/vMFgKtcT3zE] (YouTube link)The annual Dance Off with the Star Wars Stars is back as Disney's Hollywood Studios launch their Star Wars Weekends. This year's dances include "Bad," "Fight for Your Right to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Dance-Off-with-the-Star-Wars-Stars-2013/

Don't Make Me Release The Flying Monkeys Bangle

Don't Make Me Release The Flying Monkeys BangleFace it, some days you feel like a kind and gentle Dorothy and some days you feel like the mean wicked witch. Now you can have an accessory that quietly expresses the darker...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Dont-Make-Me-Release-The-Flying-Monkeys-Bangle/

Graduation Cap Flask

Faced with the daunting prospect of having to sit through hours of commencement speeches, Dominique Zamora of Foodbeast came up with the perfect solution: she put a flask in her graduation cap....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Graduation-Cap-Flask/

Animal Kingdom Kleptos: 7 Species That Steal

We already know that cats will steal anything that's not tied down. But what about the rest of the animal kingdom? The tendency to steal food is a beneficial adaptation for a species, and taking what another critter has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Animal-Kingdom-Kleptos-7-Species-That-Steal/

Black Bottom Chai Cream Pie

It's never occurred to me that tea could be a pie flavor, but it has to Sarah Baird, a writer and cook in New Orleans. Her pie filling recipe includes ground cloves, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and the contents of chai te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Black-Bottom-Chai-Cream-Pie/

Most Popular Baby Names of 2012

Image: Igor Kolos/Shutterstock For the fourteenth year in a row, Jacob is America's most popular baby boy name - but there are new entries in the list as compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Most-Popular-Baby-Names-of-2012/

Drive Deplorably with Steven Spielberg

[http://youtu.be/4pEufAlBs2M] (YouTube link)One Minute Galactica made this using the audio from the 1949 educational film You're Driving 90 Horses and creatively-edited video from the 1971 made-for-TV movie Duel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Drive-Deplorably-with-Steven-Spielberg/

Unused Ad Space: Billboards in Beards

Got a beard? Then you've got potential ad space to rent! Cornett-IMS, an ad agency in Kentucky, came up the idea. It has already leased billboard space to the restaurant company A&W:At least, that’s what A&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Unused-Ad-Space-Billboards-in-Beards/

The Rap Guide to Evolution

[http://youtu.be/irrKFXCoi0A] When aspiring rapper Baba Brinkman went to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, he decided to mix a little rap into his studies in Medieval and Renaissance English Lit. In f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/The-Rap-Guide-to-Evolution/

Abducted Son Finds Family with Google Maps

Luo Gang was five years old when he was kidnapped from his home in Sichuan province, China, and taken to Fujian province. He was adopted by a family 1500 miles away.“Everyday before I went to bed, I forced myself t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Abducted-Son-Finds-Family-with-Google-Maps/

Stop Signs Projected onto Water Curtains

Many tunnels in Sydney, Australia aren't tall enough to permit tractor trailers to move through safely. This animated gif shows a warning system that informs truck drivers when they're about to crash into a tunnel entran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Stop-Signs-Projected-onto-Water-Curtains/

Smuggling KFC into Gaza

There's no KFC in the Gaza strip, a 140-square mile coastal strip 1.7 million Palestinians call home, but that doesn't mean that you can't get the Colonel's finger lickin' good chicken there. Where there's a will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Smuggling-KFC-into-Gaza/

Sombrero Booze Hat Bottle Stopper

 Sombrero Booze Hat Bottle StopperCinco de mayo may be over, but that doesn't mean the sombrero fun has to end. Now you can dress up your favorite liquid refreshment whenever you want with the Sombrero Booze Hat Bot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Sombrero-Booze-Hat-Bottle-Stopper/

Beat The Cheat

[http://youtu.be/pjzA556MRVY] (YouTube link)Australian magician and comedian Nicholas Johnson invites you to a games party in which he cheats his way through every game. It won't take you long to figure out how it's done...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Beat-The-Cheat/

Teen Woken By Snake Bite

Teens can sleep through anything. Well, almost anything. While a sleepy Napa, California teen was reaching for her alarm clock she was bitten on the hand by a large boa constrictor. The really strange part, neither she,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Teen-Woken-By-Snake-Bite/

Blacksmith Makes Battle-Ready Klingon Bat'leth

When we last saw master bladesmith Tony Swatton, he made a fully functional axe modeled after Gimli's from The Lord of the Rings. Most recently, he created a battle-ready version of the bat'leth, a sword from *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Blacksmith-Makes-Battle-Ready-Klingon-Batleth/

Man Rescued from McDonalds High Chair

An unnamed man in Cork, Ireland, stopped by a McDonalds outlet early Tuesday morning. For some reason, he sat in a high chair designed for infants and toddlers. When he couldn't get out, police were called. They managed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Man-Rescued-from-McDonalds-High-Chair/

Porta TARDIS

No, Doctor, I'm not going to lecture you on where to park your TARDIS. You can disregard my advice. But let's make sure that we lock the door when we leave.-via Nerd Approved(Photo: unknown)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Porta-TARDIS/

J.J. Abrams Takes Audience Suggestions for Star Wars

[http://youtu.be/sDkC_EkEUCg] (YouTube link)Star Wars: Episiode VII is too important to mess up. J.J. Abrams went on Jimmy Kimmel Live and took suggestions from the audience. Which he would do well to i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/JJ-Abrams-Takes-Audience-Suggestions-for-Star-Wars/

500-Pound Stained Glass Crab

The Chesapeake blue crab is a symbol of Maryland, so in 1984, Baltimore artist Jackie Leatherbury Douglass made this enormous sculpture of that creature. A Baltimore Sun article from 2000 describes it:The c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/500-Pound-Stained-Glass-Crab/

4 Public Works of Art Gone Terribly Wrong

(Photo credit: Wolfgang Sauber)1. Diego Rivera’s “Man at the Crossroads”The Moral: Never hire a communist to do a capitalist’s job.During the Great Depression, Mexican artist Dieg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/4-Public-Works-of-Art-Gone-Terribly-Wrong/

Proven by Science: Women Love Musicians

Guys, forget cute puppie - they're messy and poop a lot. Instead, grab a guitar when you're trying to meet women. A new study has proven that women love musicians: According to the study’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Proven-by-Science-Women-Love-Musicians/

Chocolate Dipped Coffee Ice Cream Donut Sandwiches

The diet can wait until...well, let's not kid ourselves.Sarah J. Gim used already made glazed donuts and slow churn ice cream to make the sandwiches. She froze them, then dipped them in melted chocolate and served them t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Chocolate-Dipped-Coffee-Ice-Cream-Donut-Sandwiches/

Dead Inside Banshee Bag

Dead Inside Banshee BagAre you looking for an accessory that will really touch your soul? Behold the Dead Inside Banshee Bag from the NeatoShop. This striking purse features a sugar skull / calavera design. A kiss lock m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Dead-Inside-Banshee-Bag/

Venezuela is Running Out of Toilet Paper

Venezuela is facing a dire crisis. The economy is in deep doo-doo and the government is now scrambling to wipe out the unexpected problem of ... toilet paper shortage: First milk, butter, coffee and corn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Venezuela-is-Running-Out-of-Toilet-Paper/

5 Warning Signs That You're Finally Getting Older

John Cheese at Cracked is 39, and starting to recognize the signs of aging. I can relate to several of these. I don't mind slang terms yet, but I find that it now takes a lot to impress me.Eventually, you reach a point w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/5-Warning-Signs-That-Youre-Finally-Getting-Older/

Amazing Antique Carved Pipes

In the Nineteenth Century, artisans in Eastern Europe made amazing smoking pipes out of meerschaum, a soft mineral. Roy Ricketts has assembled a collection of outstanding examples of this crafting tradition. Ben Marks of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/17/Amazing-Antique-Carved-Pipes/






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