Archive for July 26th, 2013

"The Most Serious Health Problem in the U.S. Today is Obesity," as Stated 60 Years Ago

"The most serious health problem in the U.S. today is obesity." The all-too-familiar sentence started an article about obesity in America that would fit right at home right now ... e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/The-Most-Serious-Health-Problem-in-the-US-Today-is-Obesity-as-Stated-60-Years-Ago/

Forget Obedience School, Your Dog Needs to Learn to Skateboard

(Video Link)We've all seen videos of skateboarding bulldogs before, but for owners who aren't quite sure how to get their dogs rolling, Ivan Juscamaita is here to help. His weekly school session in Brazil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Forget-Obedience-School-Your-Dog-Needs-to-Learn-to-Skateboard/

Peeta Mellark - The Hunger Games Action Figure

Peeta Mellark - The Hunger Games Action FigureCan't wait to till the next installment of the Hunger Games movie is released? Now you can count down the days, hours, and minutes in the splendid company of the Peeta Mellar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Peeta-Mellark-The-Hunger-Games-Action-Figure/

Dress Made from Book Pages

Now that's the art of recycling! Redditor jorimoo made this dress from pages of an old thesaurus. It is lined with fabric, for comfort. See more pictures at imgur. Link -via Laughing Squid dress, paper, book dress...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Dress-Made-from-Book-Pages/

Batman Pizza

It's the pizza that Gotham deserves and, yes, really needs right now. Daily Superheroes made a pizza to satisfy your hunger for justice.Link -via Obvious Winnerpizza, Batman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Batman-Pizza/

Pogo Remixes Mary Poppins: What I Likes

[http://youtu.be/L5w6XI5lfdg] (YouTube link)Nick Bertke celebrated his birthday yesterday by posting his latest remix, made completely from the sounds found in the 1964 Disney movie Mary Poppins. It's not the fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Pogo-Remixes-Mary-Poppins-What-I-Likes/

High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Software to Detect Celebrities When They Walk In

Let's say that you run a high-end boutique in Los Angeles. A celebrity like comedian Carrot Top or blogger Miss Cellania walks in, looks around, then leaves without being recognized. You've just lost a good marketing opp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/High-End-Stores-Use-Facial-Recognition-Software-to-Detect-Celebrities-When-They-Walk-in/

The Final Day on The Hobbit Set

Peter Jackson posted a series of updates on Facebook about the very last day of filming The Hobbit movies. He spent 15 years doing the six Tolkien films, with a total of 771 days of shooting that ended today in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/The-Final-Day-on-The-Hobbit-Set/

Which of These Neighborhoods Feel Safe to You?

Quick: which neighboorhoods above feel safe to you? How about iffy? Paul Salesses, Katja Schechtner, and César A. Hidalgo built an online survey using images from Google Street View and ask study partici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Which-of-These-Neighborhoods-Feel-Safe-to-You/

Stormtrooper in the Napoleonic Wars

At a recent reenactment of the Battle of Hastings (1066), people dressed in military uniforms worn throughout English history, including the Roman, Norman, Georgian and Galactic Imperial periods. In The Independent*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Stormtrooper-in-the-Napoleonic-Wars/

Fluffernutter Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Peanut butter, marshmallow cream and chocolate all together in creamy frozen goodness? Sign me up for that ice cream party. You can make your own at home with the instructions from This Gal Cooks.Linkfluffernutter, marsh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Fluffernutter-Peanut-Butter-Cup-Ice-Cream/

The Cherry Blossom Express

There are 340,000 cherry trees in in Jinhae, South Korea. When they bloom in the spring, they create a dazzling display of falling blossoms. Gyeonghwa Station, where this photo was taken, is a popular tourist attraction...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/The-Cherry-Blossom-Express/

French Workers Strike for the Right to Work on Sunday

Hate working on weekends? That's because you *can* work on weekends. Not so in France, where tough labor laws prohibit stores from being open on Sunday. That's why some people are striking ... for the righ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/French-Workers-Strike-for-the-Rights-to-Work-on-Sunday/

Oh Where Is My Personal Assistant Luggage Tag

 Oh Where Is My Personal Assistant Luggage TagAre you off on an exciting summer adventure? Make sure you can spot your bag in the crowd with the Oh Where Is My Personal Assistant Luggage Tag from the NeatoShop. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Oh-Where-Is-My-Personal-Assistant-Luggage-Tag/

I'd Buy It Right Now If It Could Translate Languages For Me

This amazing C-3P0 ring by Paul Bieker is a great wedding band for any geek guy, but considering the custom band costs up to $3,000, I'll wait until I can find one that translates up to 6 million languages, I'll stick wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Id-Buy-It-Right-Now-If-It-Could-Translate-Languages-For-Me/

Scumbag Brain

This is what you get for trusting your brain with anything important. The brain is not your friend.Linktrolls, Invisible Bread, webcomic, Justin Boyd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Scumbag-Brain/

You Can't Write Proper English Under Pressure

Here's a great game for proud grammar nazis and everyone else, too. How fast can you spot improper word usage and spelling? Really fast? Here's a game to test whether your opinion matches your skills. All you have to do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/You-Cant-Write-Proper-English-Under-Pressure/

These Before and After Weight Loss Photos Were Taken Just 1 Hour Apart

Andrew Dixon, the personal trainer pictured above, warns that the before and after photos shown in ads for gimmicky weight loss products are deceptive. For example, these two photos were taken only an hour apart. Here's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/These-Before-and-After-Weight-Loss-Photos-Were-Taken-Just-1-Hour-Apart/

The Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim

The coastal island of Assateague is partly in the state of Virginia and partly in Maryland. The island is home to a herd of feral ponies, with a fence dividing the ponies into each state. On the Maryland side, they belon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/The-Annual-Chincoteague-Pony-Swim/

It's Always Pledge Week With You People

... and you don't even get a cool tote bag if you give! Dan Piraro of Bizarro drew this clever comic: LinkBizarro, pledge week, panhandler, public radio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Its-Always-Pledge-Week-With-You-People/

Placing Literature

Placing Literature is a project in which the locations in your favorite novels are mapped onto the exact places from the books. There are 1,500 data points already mapped, and book lovers are invited to add more.For exam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Placing-Literature/

Great Super Short Horror Stories

Redditor meiguess challenged people to write terrifying stories in no more than 2 sentences. Here are some of the great responses:marino1310:I just saw my reflection blink.justAnotherMuffledVo:I begin tucking him into be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Great-Super-Short-Horror-Stories/

Questions In Need of Answers - No. 2

Last week's Questions In Need of Answers went well, so we decided to try it again this week. Rather than Google for these answers, we put them to the neatoramanaut community. Because you guys are way smarter than Google'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Questions-In-Need-of-Answers-No-2/

Trousers Found Inside Tree

A 100-year-old old tree in Shelbyville, Indiana, held a secret inside for years. Brent Montgomery noticed the locally-famous Old Linden Tree had a leaning branch that was causing damage to a brick wall, so he trimmed it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Trousers-Found-Inside-Tree/

Warning Brain At Work Scrabble Tile Necklace

Warning Brain At Work Scrabble Tile NecklaceAre you looking for a way to add a little geeky fun back into your wardrobe. Accessorize with the Warning Brain At Work Scrabble Tile Necklace from the NeatoShop. This great li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Warning-Brain-At-Work-Scrabble-Tile-Necklace/

Because Every Hobbit Needs A Pony

Sure the pony is a little disfigured, but what more do you expect from a pony that lives in Middle Earth? You didn't really think they look just like our ponies did you?I know we just posted a whole giant gallery of Comi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Because-Every-Hobbit-Needs-A-Pony/

The GPS Prank

[http://youtu.be/EsGZ1ghytzM] (YouTube link)College Humor staged a prank in which a live human voices a taxi cab's GPS. The service goes from believable to slightly incompetent to downright goofy. This compilation of pas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/The-GPS-Prank/

Geese Police

Photo: Liz West/Flickr Forget expensive drones! Police in Xinjiang province, China, have come up with a better alternative: geese. “Among all poultry, geese [are known] for being extrem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Geese-Police/

What's in the Briefcase in Pulp Fiction?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. 1994's Pulp Fiction is one of the best and most original films in recent mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/Whats-in-the-Briefcase-in-Pulp-Fiction/

The Ultimate Gamer Cat Complex

Forget boring cat trees and condos, this adorable kitty complex by CatastrophiCreations is stylish and allows you to watch your kitty dive in and out of the piranha tunnels.Linksuper mario, catastrophicreations, cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/26/The-Ultimate-Gamer-Cat-Complex/




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