Archive for May 22nd, 2013

Chameleon Scarf

Adafruit, which posts the geekiest, most wonderful projects I'll never understand, tells you how to make your own "chameleon scarf," an accessory that changes color to match your clothing. The scarf itself is incidental,...

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Americans, What Surprised You the Most When Visiting Europe?

Redditor Hika-Tamari asked "Americans of Reddit, what surprised you when you visited Europe?" Here are some of the more interesting answers:Chippedcoffeemug:The Italian's way of driving. Never in anytime of my life was I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Americans-What-Surprised-You-the-Most-When-Visiting-Europe/

Remember 1986?

[http://youtu.be/tDOF4WER5ag] Children of the 80's, take a stroll down memory lane with this YouTube clip by thepeterson and see if you remember 1986. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]...

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Other Great Ideas for Pop Culture Statues

Detroit is finally getting a statue of its legendary hero, RoboCop. But according to Wolf Gnards, there are other great pop culture heroes worthy of their own statues. For example, San Dimas, California should erect a st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Other-Great-Ideas-for-Pop-Culture-Statues/

Raccoon Returns to Zoo Voluntarily

Drusilla's Park is a zoo in East Sussex, England. On April 26th, there was a breakout when two raccoons escaped into the surrounding neighborhood. Turpin was found in another area of the park a week later and returned to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Raccoon-Returns-to-Zoo-Voluntarily/

Little Girl Cosplaying as Stan Lee While Posing with Stan Lee

A little girl dressed as famed comic book writer Stan Lee at the Motor City Comic Con has captured the hearts of of the people of the internet. Here's a photo of her (right) with the great man himself (left).Link -via Fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Little-Girl-Cosplaying-as-Stan-Lee-While-Posing-with-Stan-Lee/

Uranus Wall Clock

Uranus Wall Clock Are you tired of your tardiness making you the butt of office jokes? You need the Uranus Wall Clock from the NeatoShop. This beautiful clock features a graphic of Uranus, as captured by NASA's Voya...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Uranus-Wall-Clock/

Pile of Kittens

Did you lose your cats? Redditor thingsaintjust found a pile of them sleeping on the porch.cat, kitten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Pile-of-Kittens/

Landslide

[http://youtu.be/u2ICgup4GDY] (YouTube link)Tyler Marcum made a silly dance video in his underwear back in college ten years ago. Now he's turning 30 and recreated that same dance, side-by-side with the original, to mark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Landslide/

Celebrities Photoshopped into Renaissance Paintings

Angelina Jolie It's been a while since we last featured Worth1000, but their "let's photoshop celebrities into Renaissance paintings" contest is full of all sorts of win. Check out the res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Celebrities-Photshopped-into-Renaissance-Paintings/

The R-Zone Prank

Another clever Google Glass spoof. This one featuring our friend Mark Malkoff as he walks around New York tricking people into thinking he's wearing Google Glass when actually it's a '90s video game.[http://youtu.be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/The-R-Zone-Prank/

Star Trek Knuckles Tattoo

Jason Criss's knuckles tattoo shows the Enterprise-D from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He writes:It took me a while to figure out what kind of Star Trek tattoo I wanted to get. I finally decided that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Star-Trek-Knuckles-Tattoo/

Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories

You don't have to be crazy to believe in conspiracy theories. In fact, 63 percent of registered voters in American believe in at least one political conspiracy theory. Scientists say that the belief that powerful people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Why-Rational-People-Buy-Into-Conspiracy-Theories/

Birth of the Moore Tornado

[http://youtu.be/XMF22_MEMJU] YouTube user Charles Cook uploaded a video clip that captured the birth of the devastating May 20, 2013 tornado at Newcastle, Oklahoma. That tornado later moved to Moore, where it turne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Birth-of-the-Moore-Tornado/

Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

Do you maintain a gluten-free diet? You might want to check out this blog I've just discovered: Mom, What's For Dinner? The author, Christi Silbaugh, specializes in creative recipes for that dietary need. Here's her scra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Chocolate-Avocado-Ice-Cream/

Caught by the Ghost Cam

A woman in Tasmania pled guilty to five counts of sex with a minor after she was caught in the act with her boyfriend's 16-year-old son. She explained that she mistakenly thought 16 was the age of consent. But the real k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Caught-by-the-Ghost-Cam/

Akira Remade with Characters from The Simpsons

Bartkira is Ryan Humphrey's project to recreate the iconic manga Akira using characters from The Simpsons. So far, he's enlisted over 300 artists in the venture to participate in the development of Neo-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Akira-Remade-with-Characters-from-The-Simpsons/

Captain America Night Light

Captain America Night LightAre you looking for a night light that is strong enough to stand up to whatever boogie men lurk in the shadows of your home? You need the Captain America Night Light from the NeatoShop. This br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Captain-America-Night-Light/

This Train to the Zoo Has Animal Seats for Kids

There's a colorful train that carries visitors to the Asahiyama Zoo in northern Japan. It's designed to amuse and excite kids. Among its features are animal shaped seats. Please let me sit in one, too!Link(Images: JR)Jap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Train-to-the-Zoo-Has-Animal-Seats-for-Kids/

Sweded Chestburster Scene

[http://youtu.be/2NqLdTs6HQU] (YouTube link)It's amazing what you can do with time, imagination, and modern cameras. The group Homemade Movies recreated the "chestburster" scene from the movie Alien -and nailed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Sweded-Chestburster-Scene/

College Students Invent a Shoe That Generates Electricity with Every Step

Undergraduate mechanical engineering students at Rice University built a shoe that recovers and stores energy generated by walking. This energy could be used to power small electronic devices, such as cell phones:The Agi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/College-Students-Invent-Shoe-That-Generates-Electricity-with-Every-Step/

The Science Behind Luwak Coffee

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.An analysis of the world’s rarest and most expensive coffee by Massimo F. Marcone, Ph.D., C.Chem., Chimiste (PQ) Adjunct Professor, De...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/The-Science-Behind-Luwak-Coffee/

Why Star Trek Made San Francisco the Center of Its Universe

In the Star Trek canon, the United Federation of Planets was formed in San Francisco, California. Starfleet maintains its headquarters there. Starfleet Academy lies within sight of the bay. Much of Star Trek...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Why-Star-Trek-Made-San-Francisco-the-Center-of-Its-Universe/

Fennec Fox Walking Against the Wind

Photo: Francisco Mignorance Francisco Mingorance snapped this photo of a fennec fox walking against the wind in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, and submitted it to the 2013 National Geographic Traveler...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Fennec-Fox-Walking-Against-the-Wind/

Surprising Early, Alternate Versions of Iconic Movie Posters

Movie posters are pretty important to the overall success of a film. They go through different drafts of different visions before the final product is released. What didn't make the cut gives us a glimpse into the creati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Surprising-Early-Alternate-Versions-of-Iconic-Movie-Posters/

Helen Mirren Fulfills Sick Little Boy's Dream of Tea with the Queen

Oliver Burton, 10, is fighting a form of bone cancer. He wanted to have tea with Queen Elizabeth II. Unfortunately, she was not available. But Helen Mirren, the actress who portrayed the Queen in a 2006 biopic and i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Helen-Mirren-Fulfills-Little-Boys-Dream-of-Tea-with-the-Queen/

Real Life Buzz Lightyear

To infinity, and beyond real life ... Dan Luvisi reimagined Buzz Lightyear as a real character in his series Popped Culture. Buzz looks like he belonged in Gears of War! Link - via The Fox is BlackDan Lu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Real-Life-Buzz-Lightyear/




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