Archive for August 8th, 2013

The Worst Shark Attack in History

The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese ship after it delivered atomic bomb parts to Tianan Island in July of 1945. Almost 300 men died in the attack, but 900 were left floating in the water. The ship h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/The-Worst-Shark-Attack-in-History/

Skydiving in a Casket

Photos: Scott Eisen Escape artist Anthony Martin locked himself in a casketand had it thrown out of a plane at 14,000 feet. It's a good thing that he managed to pick the lock and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Skydiving-in-a-Coffin/

Carved Cardboard Portraits

Marlon BrandoAlfred HitchcockJohnny CashBy carefully removing layers of corrugated cardboard, British artist Giles Oldershaw creates relief portraits of famous entertainers. He uses an X-Acto knife to carve the surface,...

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Yoga With His Dog

[http://youtu.be/xn3mMmy_ghY] (YouTube link)Yoga is always more fun with someone else, so this guy pairs with his chihuahua. The dog is not only pretty good at yoga, he's a great listener! -via Tastefully Offensive yoga,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Yoga-With-His-Dog/

Aporkalypse: Mysterious Virus is Killing Off Piglets, Driving Price of Bacon Sky High

NoooOOOOoooOOOooo! A mysterious virus has been killing increasing number of piglets - which has pushed the price of pork skyrocketing to historic levels, as bacon lovers get worried about the supply of their favo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Aporkalypse-Mysterious-Virus-is-Killing-Off-Piglets-Driving-Price-of-Bacon-Sky-High/

Dolphin Gave Gift of Fish to Humans

A family in canoes were watching a dolphin play in the waters off Combe Martin, Devon, UK. Lucy Watkins grandparents took her out on the sea because she loves dolphins and had never seen one in the wild. One dolphin spla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Dolphin-Gave-Gift-of-Fish-to-Humans/

Like the Haunted Mansion, There is Only One Way Out of Marriage

Jason and Melissa are seriously dedicated fans of the Haunted Mansion. That's why they decided to make their wedding have a Haunted Mansion theme. The pictures are fantastic and certain to be appreciated by anyone else w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Like-the-Haunted-Mansion-There-is-Only-One-Way-Out-of-Marriage/

Iron Man Acrylic Cup

Iron Man Acrylic Cup (front and back view shown)Are you looking for an extremely fun way to keep yourself hydrated? Harness the power of the Iron Man Acrylic Cup from the NeatoShop. This fantastic reusable drink containe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Iron-Man-Acrylic-Cup/

Honor Among Thieves

The San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office suffered a burglary on July 31st. Thieves took several desktop computers and a laptop. It appears that the perpetrators did not realize at the time that the office...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Honor-Among-Thieves/

Timing is Everything in This Shadow Stencil Graffiti

Street artist ABOVE created a stencil graffiti on a street in Shoreditch, London, that looks quite odd during the daytime. But it turns out that timing is everything: the graffiti made perfect sense at night when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Timing-is-Everything-in-This-Shadow-Stencil-Graffiti/

Farmer Builds a Slide for His Pigs

A farmer in the Netherlands thought that his pigs might like a bit of extra entertainment in their mud wallow:Erik Stegink mounted a disused slide he had bought from a nearby pool on his farmland.And in no time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Farmer-Builds-a-Slide-for-His-Pigs/

The Best Missed Connection Ever

The Missed Connections section of Craiglist is mostly short notes from people hoping to find a date. One man saw it as a chance to publish a short story, albeit fitting for the category.  I saw you on the Manhattan-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/The-Best-Missed-Connection-Ever/

Behold FATBERG!

Toilet not flushing properly? Perhaps you've got FATBERG in the sewers. That's what happened when residents in an apartment building in London noticed that they couldn't flush their toilets: a giant 15-to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Behold-FATBERG/

Beware the Watermelon Boy

We feature a lot of baby cosplay here, but for those on a budget, you can still have fun with baby costumes. Just take a great summer fruit, carve it up and slide it on. Voila, you have the watermelon knight.Link Via Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Beware-the-Watermelon-Boy/

"Stairway to Heaven" -The Greatest Rock Song Ever?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. (Image credit: Jim Summaria)Written by Robert Plant (lyrics) and Jimmy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Stairway-to-Heaven-The-Greatest-Rock-Song-Ever/

Cotton Candy Grapes Are Seriously Sweet

At the grocery store today, the friendly Whovian checkout girl told me to try one of the cotton candy grapes in the produce area right behind where I was standing. She promised me that they really do taste like cotton ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Cotton-Candy-Grapes-Are-Seriously-Sweet/

Amazing: A Responsive Touchscreen Interface on a Pool of Water

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lyudeTqggE](Video Link)Engineers at the University of Electro-Communication in Tokyo designed the AquaTop, a touch-sensitive and responsive interface that works in a pool of water:AquaTop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Amazing-A-Responsive-Touchscreen-Interface-on-a-Pool-of-Water/

Brian Williams Raps Young MC

[http://youtu.be/QbM-xf_ACYI] (YouTube link)NBC news anchor Brian Williams has a clear, well-regulated voice and a huge archive of recorded words. In the hands of a skillful editor, he can say anything and make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Brian-Williams-Raps-Young-MC/

Ship Shape Pencil Case

shShip Shape Pencil CaseKeep your Back to School supplies organized and in ship shape with the Ship Shape Pencil Case from the NeatoShop. This great little pencil pouch is designed to look like ruled paper folded in to t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Ship-Shape-Pencil-Case-2/

Plane Crashed Into Cow

Photo: Ferdy Firmanto - via detik Apparently, the cow didn't hear the pilot's frantic yelling for it to "mooooooove." Lion Air flight JT 982 was trying to land in the island of Sulawesi, Ind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Plane-Crashed-Into-Cow/

The World's Smallest Mona Lisa

Not actual size.A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has "painted" the world's smallest replica of the Mona Lisa. It is 30 microns wide, which is one-third the width of a human hair! They used heat to m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/The-Worlds-Smallest-Mona-Lisa/

Lil Bub is Quite the Snorer

(Video Link)Adorable little Lil Bub has no teeth and a short lower jaw, which is why it makes sense that she snores while she sleeps with her mouth open. Just listen to that little motor hum.Via Pets Ladycat,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Lil-Bub-is-Quite-the-Snorer/

What Is it? game 287

'Tis Thursday, so you know what it means, Neatoramanauts: it's time for the What Is It? Game, brought to you by the always amusing What Is It? Blog.What is the item above? Your guess can win you a free T-shirt of your c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/What-Is-it-game-287/

Oliver Hazard Perry Sideburns Contest

September 10th will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, an American naval victory during the War of 1812. The American commander at that battle was the gallant and well-groomed Commodore Oliver Hazard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Oliver-Hazard-Perry-Sideburns-Contest/

9 Most Outrageous Things Ever Faked in China

Yes, yes, we know that China has a lot of fake handbags, knockoff watches, and pirated DVDs. That's ho-hum, but the country seems to be all about pushing the envelope and testing the limits of what *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/9-Most-Outrageous-Things-Ever-Faked-in-China/

Bizarre KFC Ad from 1967

[http://youtu.be/W_bNHcwih8k] (YouTube link)A group of women hook Colonel Sanders up to a lie detector and give him the third degree, hoping he'll reveal his secret recipe in this Kentucky Fried Chicken ad. It doesn't wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Bizarre-KFC-Ad-from-1967/

Forget Elephants! Dolphins Have the Longest Memory

Forget elephants! A new study has shown that bottlenose dolphins have the longest memory in the animal kingdom. Each bottlenose dolphin has a unique whistle that fuctions like a name. Research by Jason Br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Forget-Elephants-Dolphins-Have-the-Longest-Memory/

The Walter Koessler Project

Lieutenant Walter Koessler was a German officer in World War I who took hundreds of photographs during his service. They were kept in a personal photo album for nearly 100 years, until his great-grandson Dean Putney bega...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/The-Walter-Koessler-Project/

Perform Random Acts of Weirdness

This is the moral stance that we all can and should aspire to. Sebastien Millon, the artist who drew the comic, notes that "This is not a 6-armed kid. He’s just waving his arms like a psychotic pterodactyl." Either...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/08/Perform-Random-Acts-of-Weirdness/

Bookworm Socks

Bookworm SocksAre you headed back to school? Keep your feet comfy-cozy as you hit the books with the stylish Bookworm Socks from the NeatoShop. This super-duper pair of knee-high socks fits both men and women and feature...

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