Archive for June 27th, 2013

Is Your Baby Ready to Join Gryffindor?

Sure, kids don't actually start at Hogwarts until they are 11, but there are certainly some youngsters that are just born to fit in particular houses. If your little one is a born Gryffindor, you can get her used to her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Is-Your-Baby-Ready-to-Join-Gryffindor/

A Chinese S'More

A bao is a Chinese steamed bread. Splitty, a restaurant in Booklyn, offers this bao dish that's close to a s'more: toasted marshmallows, banana, Nutella and dulce de leche served on a bao.Link -via Endless Simmer |...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Chinese-SMore/

Drive Your Message Home

This is probably not what the Worcester Regional Transportation Authority had in mind when they printed the side of this bus with the message "Drive Your Message Home with the WRTA." CNN has the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Drive-Your-Message-Home/

Freshly Shorn Alpacas Are So Cute!

(Photo: Reuters/Michaela Rehle)It's shearing day down at the alpaca farm! Reuters photographer Michaela Rehle was on the scene in Regensburg, Germany to watch these adorable animals get their haircuts. You can view more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Freshly-Shorn-Alpacas-Are-So-Cute/

Cat Juggling

[http://youtu.be/MYpvZX9wV_I] (YouTube link)No, nobody is juggling cats in this video, but the cat is participating in the juggling! Uniman166 says his cats occasionally help him practice. It's the least they could do, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Cat-Juggling-2/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #25 - Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our latest Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt (here's the answer page). They were selected at random, using the algorithm over at Random.org:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Tokyoflash-Treasure-Hunt-25-Winners/

Falling Chain of Beads

[http://youtu.be/6ukMId5fIi0] What happens if you toss a chain of beads down to the ground? Steve Mould of Britain's Brightest explains the weird behavior of the "self-siphoning beads" or "Newton's Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Falling-Chain-of-Beads/

The Creation of Lemongrab

In the cartoon Adventure Time, Princess Bubblegum, ruler of the Candy Kingdom and an accomplished scientist, created her candied subjects. Her first attempt was the Earl of Lemongrab, a living lemon candy with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/The-Creation-of-Lemongrab/

Marilyn Monroe's Magnetic Dress-Up

 Marilyn Monroe's Magnetic Dress-UpAre you looking for a way to turn-up the heat in your kitchen. Run wild with the spicy Marilyn Monroe Magnetic Dress-Up from the NeatoShop. This great kit includes 37 magnet pieces...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Marilyn-Monroes-Magnetic-Dress-Up/

The Homer Car

Photo: David Moore - more at David's gallery In the 1991 Season 2, Episode 15 of The Simpsons, Homer came up with an idea for a new car he called "The Homer." Well, it took more than two decades...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/The-Homer-Car/

Party Hats on Surveillance Cameras to Celebrate the Birthday of George Orwell

Last Tuesday would have been George Orwell's 110th birthday. To mark the occasion and comment upon the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Dutch artists Thomas voor Hekke and Bas van Oerle decorated public surve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Party-Hats-on-Surveillance-Cameras-to-Celebrate-the-Birthday-of-George-Orwell/

This Kitty Knows What Makes The World Go Round

(Video Link)While most people think this kitty stole the money from his owner, the reality is that he earned it while babysitting the neighbor's puppy and he's just not ready to hand over his whole paycheck to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/This-Kitty-Knows-What-Makes-The-World-Go-Round/

Government Officials Won't Add a Wheelchair Ramp to Their Building, So Paraplegic Man Builds Them One

Samuel Nobile de Oliveira of Juína is paralyzed. He visits the local public health building in Brazil for medical care. But because it lacks a wheelchair ramp, doctors have to come outside to meet with him. Local...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Government-Officials-Wont-Add-a-Wheelchair-Ramp-to-Their-Building-So-Paraplegic-Man-Builds-Them-One/

Decoding Cattle Brands

How much you do know about cattle brands? Modern Farmer has a post on the history, traditions, and uses of brands. Learn about the many ways a simple brand can be made in different ways, the clever ways rustlers try to a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Decoding-Cattle-Brands/

Lord of the Rings Zombie Posters

On Sale over at the NeatoShop: Zombie-riffic posters of Lord of the Rings and other zombie-fied movies by indie artist Matt Busch. Save up to 40% on items currently on sale! We've got limited stock, so hurry!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Lord-of-the-Rings-Zombie-Posters/

Unlooted Tomb of the Wari is Filled with Treasures and Human Sacrifice

Photo: Daniel Gionnoni Archaeologists have discovered something truly stunning, the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, an ancient civilization in South America that existed between 700 and 100...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Unlooted-Tomb-of-the-Wari-is-Filled-with-Treasures-and-Human-Sacrifice/

The World's First One-Person Restaurant

Table for one, please! At Eenmaal, a new restaurant in Amsterdam, that's your only choice. All of the tables seat only one person each. Jeroen Beekmans of Pop-Up City writes:“‘Eenmaal’ is a restaurant l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/The-Worlds-First-One-Person-Restaurant/

Technoviking Wins Lawsuit

The man known as Technoviking managed to win his lawsuit against the videographer who made him famous -without testifying and without revealing his identity. A court in Berlin sided with the plaintiff against Matthias Fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Technoviking-Wins-Lawsuit/

These Dumplings Are Simply Precious

When dumplings are this cute, it's hard to know whether to eat them or cuddle them and take them on walks. You can find these lovely little snacks at the Richmond Summer Night Market in Vancouver. Link Via Cute Over...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/These-Dumplings-Are-Simply-Precious/

Where The Wild Things Are Jigsaw Puzzle

Where The Wild Things Are Jigsaw PuzzleSummer vacation is here. Are you looking for fun indoor activity for your favorite wild things? Let the wild rumpus start by putting together the 1,000 piece Where The Wild Things A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Where-The-Wild-Things-Are-Jigsaw-Puzzle/

World's Oldest Genome Sequenced from an Ancient Horse

We've learned that dinosaur DNA from millions of years ago is too degraded to be deciphered, but scientists have been sequencing DNA from extinct animals, going further and further back as the art and science of genome s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Worlds-Oldest-Genome-Sequenced-from-an-Ancient-Horse/

Toilet Trike Runs on Poop

Are you competing in the Iron Butt? Riding across the continent? If so, then the Japanese toilet company Toto has the perfect trike for you. The toilet itself is just decorative, but the engine runs on real manure:The Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Toilet-Trike/

What Is It? game 281

Here it is, our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Tell us what this object is, if you know. If you don't, make a wild guess!Place your guess in the comment section below. O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/What-Is-It-game-281/

When Parks and Rec Goes Kiddo

What would happen if the gang from Parks and Rec were actually the stars of famous children's books? Flavorwire has a good idea, and the results are pretty hilarious.Kids might not dig these versions as much as they like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/When-Parks-and-Rec-Goes-Kiddo/

The Movies' First Sex Symbol

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Theodosia "Theda" Goodman was a nice Jewish girl, born on July 29, 1885 in Cincinnati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/The-Movies-First-Sex-Symbol/

This Mother Clucker Can Be Yours!

Gordough's Donuts of Austin Texas has a variety of great donuts, but their Mother Clucker, topped with fried chicken and honey butter. Unfortunately, many of us can't get out there to try it ourselves, but you can actual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/This-Mother-Clucker-Can-Be-Yours/

10 Amazing Movie Androids

One reason why androids are such popular movie characters is that they can be totally terrifying or they can be surprisingly human -and make you fall for them. And you won't know at the beginning of the film which direct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/10-Amazing-Movie-Androids/

Iron Man Gorilla and Batman Gorilla

The Go Go Gorillas project placed 50 large gorilla statues throughout Norwich, UK. For two of his contributions, artist Martin Wall made heroes appropriate for Gorilla City.Artist's Website -via My Modern Met(Photos:&nbs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Iron-Man-Gorilla-and-Batman-Gorilla/

26 Alcoholic Drinks

[http://youtu.be/fK-2COWZgbs] (YouTube link)John Green shares what he knows about cocktails and other alcoholic drinks. Like how they got the names we know them by. Just don't let him make your pina colada! -via mental_f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/26-Alcoholic-Drinks/

Cat Unimpressed by the Firefighter Who Rescued Him

A condominium in Boulder, Colorado caught on fire on Monday. Firefighters rescued all three pets inside the home, including this cat who doesn't seem especially grateful. Maybe he was expecting a larger entourage?Link -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/27/Cat-Unimpressed-by-the-Firefighter-Who-Rescued-Him/
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