Archive for May 20th, 2013

The Adoration of Elphie

Artist James Hance mashed up Wizard of Oz and with a bit of Bouguereau to create this fantastic piece: The Adoration of Elphie. Flying monkeys have never looked so cute!...

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Grizzly Bear Tries to Eat a Camera

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81DCfygJWwU](Video Link)This is no teddy bear! Brad Josephs, a nature guide, left his GoPro camera out where a bear could find it. The bear wasn't able to eat it, but his attempt lets you...

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10 Incredible Cryptids that Attack from the Air

Cryptids are rarely seen, but when they are, their legends grow and grow with each retelling. That's because cryptids don't exist, except in legends. It's a good thing, too, because the Aloo has a ten-foot wingspan, the...

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Nutella Martini

Because there's no such thing as too much Nutella, Lisa Douglas invented the Nutella cocktail. First, soften Nutella in a microwave oven and dribble it along the inside of a glass. Then add 1.5 shots of Frangelico liqueu...

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Dominoes Made From Dominoes

[http://youtu.be/B3eXWPrgWJ0] YouTube user Flippycat laughs at your puny attempt at domino. Watch this clip of him knocking down giant dominoes made from 30,000 individual domino bricks: Hit play or go to Link [YouT...

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Indiana Jones and the Last CAPTCHA

But, in the Latin alphabet, Jehovah begins with--wait, no, that's not going to help us. And how do I type a tau on this keyboard?Indiana Jones will never make it past Josh Mecouch's test.Link -via Nerd ApprovedCAPTCHAS,...

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The NEW Periodic Table Song

[http://youtu.be/zUDDiWtFtEM] (YouTube link)AsapSCIENCE gives us a song with all the elements in order, including the recently-added ones. Those go pretty fast, so try to keep up! The tune is "Infernal Gallop" by Jacques...

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Twilight Pendant

Twilight PendantThe Twilight Pendant from the NeatoShop is a striking necklace. This piece is handcrafted in England and features bats flying around a glistening full moon. Nine Swarovski crystal stars light their way. I...

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Splashing a Cop with Water

Forget ball drops and champagnes. Thai people really know how to ring in the new year: with a water fight! During the Songkran festival (the last one was April 13 to 15, 2013), Thai people roamed the street with...

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Marlene Dietrich and a Young Fan

Who is the young fan in this 1935 photograph? You might be surprised to see 15-year-old Ray Bradbury. Seems he was quite a fan of movie stars when his family moved to California. Read about it at Dangerous Minds. Link Ra...

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The Moon Takes One for the Team

[http://youtu.be/7W6JC8Xr_Lo] Last week, NASA astronomers monitoring the Moon saw an explosion larger than anything they've seen before. On March 17, 2013, an object about the size of a small b...

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America's Most Expensive Home for Sale

Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut (already known as a very expensive neighborhood) is for sale for $190 million dollars. But if you know how real estate works, you might be able to talk them down a million or s...

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The Curious Case of Musical Spammers

You're on the Net reading this, so you're familiar with email spammers who fill your inbox with junk. But have you heard of the song spammer? They infest streaming sites like Spotify. The Echo Nest senior softwa...

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The Toy You Can't Throw Out

Everyone has that one toy, right? You know what I'm talking about: the toy you've had since childhood that you just can't throw away, give away, or sell on eBay. For me, it's the above pictured Cat in the Hat talking dol...

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Teenager Hacks House Arrest

An unnamed 16-year-old boy was sentenced to a juvenile curfew for conspiracy to commit burglary in Gloucester,  England. He was fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet so his movements could be monitored. But when...

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Which Way Is This Train Going?

The train might move in a different direction each time you look at it. Stare long enough and you can make the train change directions. There is no correct answer, because this .gif is only four frames long; the...

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Dog is Rescued While Rescuing a Kitten

An animal control officer in Anderson, South Carolina, responded to a call about a barking dog. When Michelle Smith went to investigate, she found a tiny Shih Tzu mix barking in a ravine. Smith climbed down the embankmen...

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Why You Can't Outrun a Cheetah

[http://youtu.be/V8vejjVgIHg] (YouTube link)Zero to 60 in three seconds! The "features" of a cheetah are presented in this video in the manner of new model of sports car. Everything that makes a cheetah different from ot...

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Mole Miner Key Ring

Mole Miner Key Ring (sold individually)Do you have trouble finding that itty bitty key hole on your door? Enlist the help of the adorable Mole Miner Key Ring from the NeatoShop. This little mammal is used to finding his...

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Pringles Stargate

The Ancients made this mysterious device and redditor getoffmypropartay painstakingly reassembled it. There's no Dial Home Device, so we must manually dial an address. To which world should we travel first?LinkStargate,...

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Kibble Me This: The History of Dog Food

The following is an article from Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader.(Image credit: Flickr user Ed Schipul)What would Porter the Wonder Dog have eaten 200 years ago, before there was Alpo or Dog Chow? H...

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Mickey the Conjurer

Artist Gris Grimly of Mad Creator Productions lived up to his name when he created the spookiest Mickey you've ever seen. Behold, Mickey the Conjurer, as inspired by the Sorcerer's A...

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Training Honeybees to Find Land Mines

In Croatia, unexploded mines dot the landscape and still kill people who find them. But a new animal is being trained to locate them for us: honeybees.Nikola Kezic, an expert on the behavior of honeybees, sat quietly tog...

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Jumping between the Goat's Horns

Svolværgeita, a 490-foot pinnacle of Fløyfjellet mountain in Norway, was first climbed in 1910. You might think that's pretty late, but the summit is a near vertical ascent.Because of its shape, the top is c...

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Chemistry Dubstep

[http://youtu.be/TcvZL6fx-lU] (YouTube link)This musical interlude was produced from the sounds made in a laboratory during chemistry experiments. There are links to the individual experiments at the YouTube page, in cas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/20/Chemistry-Dubstep/

Baguette-Me-Nots

For their project Baguette-Me-Nots, comedians Tim Bierbaum and John Miller asked fellow comedians to pose for photos with baguettes. The results are hilarious. Be sure to browse their Tumblr blog at the link.Link an...

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