Archive for May 24th, 2013

The Troll's Tongue

Trolltunga is an odd rock protrusion jutting out over Ringedalsvatnet, a lake in southern Norway. The name means "the troll's tongue." Would you be willing to sit on the end? He promises not to eat you.Link -via TYWKIWDB...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/The-Trolls-Tongue/

Cockroach Evolved to Hate Sweets

[http://youtu.be/OjUoNj8JuZA] Sugar isn't always sweet, especially when Darwin's involved. Entomologists at North Carolina State University showed that when glucose is used in roach-bait poison, cockroaches evolve t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Cockroach-Evolved-to-Hate-Sweets/

Inflated Hedgehog

A hedgehog in Bude, Cornwall, England, was taken to the vet because he was so big and round that he couldn't walk or curl up. Veterinary staff were puzzled, because the huge hedgehog was of normal weight. An x-ray reveal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Inflated-Hedgehog-2/

Klein Bottles

If Klein Bottles - which have neither an inside nor an outside surface - aren't confusing enough for your, check these glass Klein bottles made by Alan Bennett for the Science Museum in London:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Klein-Bottles/

If Family Circus Was about a Rich Family

Erin Bradley's Park Slope Family Circus imagines Bil, Thelma, Billy, Dolly, Jeffy and P.J. not in Scottsdale, Arizona, but a wealthy neighborhood of Brooklyn. They're rich enough to afford absurdities.Link -via 22 WordsT...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/If-Family-Circus-Was-about-a-Rich-Family/

Live Long and Prosper Star Trek Photo Frame

Live Long and Prosper Star Trek Photo FrameFather's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for the perfect gift for your Star Trek loving Dad? Get Dad the Live Long and Prosper Star Trek Photo Frame from the Nea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Live-Long-and-Prosper-Star-Trek-Photo-Frame/

Tesselated Floor Tiles

M.C. Escher's tessellated lizards will look great on your floor! The tiles for the bathroom floor pictured were custom-designed, but you can contact the company Arbore about making some for you. Link -via Boing BoingMC E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Tesselated-Floor-Tiles/

Love Hurts: A First Aid Kit for a Broken Heart

Eventually, someone will break your heart. Don't wait until s/he has ripped it out of your chest and stomped on it before developing a contingency plan. Be prepared with Melanie Chernock's first aid kit. It contains choc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Love-Hurts-A-First-Aid-Kit-for-a-Broken-Heart/

Happy Birthday, Maru!

[http://youtu.be/eYlTO1jP_BY] (YouTube link)Maru, the internet's favorite cat, turned six years old yesterday. As is her custom, mugumogu posted a retrospective of Maru's best moments from the past year in a birthday vid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Happy-Birthday-Maru-4/

Father's Day Sale over at Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

w00t! If you love Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series on Neatorama, you'd love this: they're having an awesome Father's Day Sale, where the entire Uncle John's store is 30% off from May 20th to July 16th, 2013. They must...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Fathers-Day-Sale-over-at-Uncle-Johns-Bathroom-Reader/

Brainteaser: Fun With Words

(Image generated at Word Cloud for Kids)What do the following words have in common? It's not really that difficult if you chip away at them for a while.SheathPirateAshamedBrandyContinue reading for the answer.<!--more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Fun-With-Words/

For Want of a Nail

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg](Video Link)Guys, she doesn't want you to solve her problems or even just suggest possible solutions. Just listen and empathize as best you can. In this hilarious short film, J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/For-Want-of-a-Nail/

After The Movie Ends

What happened after the movie ended? Old Red Jalopy collaborated with Next Movie to envision what would logically happen after the credits rolled. As you can see above, Willy Wonka's chocolate factory woul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/After-The-Movie-Ends/

We Didn't Start the Viral

[http://youtu.be/xkdJFrVfhSM] (YouTube link)To celebrate YouTube's eighth anniversary, Dane Boe put together a retrospective of viral videos to the tune of Billy Joel's song "We Didn't Start the Fire." You might recogniz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/We-Didnt-Start-the-Viral/

Bauhaus Food

No ordinary plate will do. The photography duo Nicky & Max photographed food presented in the elegant Bauhaus style. Their simple shapes, colors and forms result in lovely images of fine food. You can see more photos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Bauhaus-Food/

Periodic Table of Star Wars (the Prequels)

Etckt had great success with their Periodic Table of Star Wars (the Original Trilogy), so, just like Lucas did, they followed that up with the prequels. And just like the prequels, this new periodic table has more specia...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Periodic-Table-of-Star-Wars-the-Prequels/

Aragorn & Arwen Salt & Pepper Shakers

 Aragorn & Arwen Salt & Pepper ShakersCelebrate a love worth becoming mortal for with the Aragorn & Arwen Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This beautiful set is made of glazed ceramic and fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Aragorn-Arwen-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

80-Year Old Man Becomes the Oldest to Climb Mount Everest

At the age of 80, Japanese mountain climber and adventurer Yuichiro Miura reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday. But he may not hold that title for long:There are reports that Nepalese climber Min Bahadur Sherc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/80-Year-Old-Man-Becomes-the-Oldest-to-Climb-Mount-Everest/

Cat and Ducklings

[http://youtu.be/-_wQ7iL19z8] (YouTube link)This video from RTÉ Radio 1 shows a cat in County Offaly, Ireland, suckling ducklings along with her own kittens. Isn't that amazing? Well, from what I can see, the duck...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Cat-and-Ducklings/

He-Man and Skeletor Are Bros Now

"Sorry for trying to enslave Eternia.""Water under the bridge, man. Water under the bridge."In an alternate universe depicted by Matthew Skiff, He-Man and Skeletor just talked out their differences.Link -via Nerd Bastard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/He-Man-and-Skeletor-Are-Bros-Now/

Embarrassing Moments in Engineering (and What They've Taught Us)

Remember that time you gave that long and tearful toast at your brother's wedding, only to find out later that you had a huge chunk of spinach stuck in your teeth? Or the time you stole that basketball and shot tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Embarrassing-Moments-in-Engineering-and-What-Theyve-Taught-Us/

Earth Structural Layer Cake

Rhiannon's cake is delicious, right down to the core. She made it for her sister, a teacher, who wanted to show her students how the Earth is structured. The baking challenge was to bake a hemisphere within a hemisphere...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Earth-Structural-Layer-Cake/

Lyre Sponge

Image: MBARI Meet the Lyre Sponge, a large harp- (or lyre-) shaped carnivorous sponge in the deep waters of the northeast Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The vertical branches, capped with a ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Lyre-Sponge/

What It's Like to be Struck by Lightning

Jason Marlin of ars technica was struck by a bolt of lightning. He was apparently okay enough to write about it right away.  Yesterday, I was sitting in my studio office—basically a converted garage—whil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/What-Its-Like-to-be-Struck-by-Lightning/

How to Cosplay as All of the Avengers Simultaneously

His hands are full, but this hero is ready for anything. Question: what happens if his Hulk legs get angry while his Tony Stark head wants to kick back and relax?-via Fashionably Geek(Photo: unknown)cosplay, The Avengers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/How-to-Cosplay-as-All-of-the-Avengers-Simultaneously/

Giant Spider Terrorizes Motorists

This picture of a giant spider on the M3 in Hampshire, which is a highway in England, was captured by a CCTV camera. As you can see, cars are speeding away from it as fast as they can. Link  -via Arbroath(Image cred...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/24/Giant-Spider-Terrorizes-Motorists/
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