Archive for August 12th, 2013

This 388-Year Old Bonsai Survived Hiroshima

(Photo: Sage Ross)This Japanese White Pine bonsai, planted in 1625, has survived the ravages of both time and atomic warfare. It was in Hiroshima, Japan when the US dropped an atomic bomb on that city on August 6, 1945....

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The Grumpy King

Can you feel the love tonight? "No"DeviantArt user TsaoShin made this fantastic parody of The Lion King featuring everyone's favorite grumpy little kitten, Tardar Sauce.Link Via Geekosystemlion king, tardar sauc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/The-Grumpy-King/

The History of the World in One Chart

In 1931, John B. Sparks created a "histomap" that distilled the history of civilization into a colorful timeline. See 4,000 years of empires rising and falling, and even though it stops after World War I, you can imagine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/The-History-of-the-World-in-One-Chart/

9 Creative S'more Recipes

August 10th was National S'more Day. I missed it! So I'll punish myself by eating extra s'mores today.Craftsy rounded up 9 unusual s'more recipes, including this giant s'more cake made by Ethel Rose. It serves one.Link -...

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Cakes for Back-to-School

Cake Wrecks put together a post for back-to-school, illustrated with badly decorated cakes. There's a cake for each school subject, and more just for laughs. The cake pictured here represents math, although it may give a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Cakes-for-Back-to-School/

Image Formed by Thousands of Potted Plants on a Staircase

(Photo: Andrea Annaloro)Every year, residents of Caltagirone, Italy honor the patron saint of the city with the Scala Flower Festival. They arrange potted plants on a grand staircase in that city to form composite images...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Image-Formed-by-Thousands-of-Potted-Plants-on-a-Staircase/

7 Things You Didn't Know About Schrödinger

So, today is Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger's 136th birthday and Google celebrated with with a clever Schrödinger's Google Doodle: We bet that whenever you hear the word "Schrödi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/7-Neat-Facts-About-Schrdinger/

The Solar System Looks Great On You

Why wear your heart on your sleeve when you can wear your whole solar system around your neck? This beautiful piece by Etsy seller LeBeadeau sort of reminds me of the galaxy on Orion's Belt from Men in Black -on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/The-Solar-System-Looks-Great-On-You/

11 Things We No Longer See in Movie Theaters

Once upon a time, movie theaters offered a "fancy night out" experience. You no longer see 50¢ tickets, but back then you got an awful lot for your money, whatever the price. Remember when almost all theaters had un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/11-Things-We-No-Longer-See-in-Movie-Theaters/

Hello Kitty Japanimation Crossbody Bag

Hello Kitty Japanimation Crossbody BagAttention Hello Kitty fans. Are you longing for the purr-fect purse that marries your love of anime and Hello Kitty? Behold the Hello Kitty Japanimation Crossbody Bag from the NeatoS...

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My Little Pony Ties

Got a job interview coming up? You'd better dress to impress. One way to do so would be to wear one of David Hajari's My Little Pony ties. You'd definitely stand out to the interviewers.Just be sure to choose th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/My-Little-Pony-Ties/

Love and OCD

[http://youtu.be/vnKZ4pdSU-s] (YouTube link)What's it like to fall in love when you are suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Neil Hilborn told the story last month at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam. You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Love-and-OCD/

Questions In Need of Answers - No. 5: What Non-Traditional Medical Cures Actually Work?

After years of suffering through various types of ailments, using traditional prescriptions from traditional Western doctors, and going through various procedures at Dr.'s offices and Out-Patient facilities, I felt like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Questions-In-Need-of-Answers-No-5-What-Non-Traditional-Medical-Cures-Actually-Work/

Cecilia Valentine's Animal Jewelry

Cecilia Valentine's "Fur Is Alive" series includes spaces for living animals. She showed the three pieces in her series at the graduation show for the Rietveld Academy, a design school in Amsterdam.Link -via Inhabitat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Cecilia-Valentines-Animal-Jewelry/

What Happened to These Trees?

You know how trees grow trunks in layers, and the rings shown in a crosscut will tell the story of the tree's lifetime. Scientists can not only tell how old a tree is by its rings, but also date some of the environmental...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/What-Happened-to-These-Trees/

Amazing: Pizza Tosser Dances with His Dough

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGDUmGlMJzU](Video Link)Look at this guy move! He tosses his dough with masterful grace.I'm not certain, but I think this is Juan Ramirez Hermosillo, a pizza dough tossing champion th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Amazing-Pizza-Tosser-Dances-with-His-Dough/

Charlotte's Web: the Marijuana that Saved a Child

Young Charlotte Figi was born with Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy in which the patent suffers frequent, long-lasting seizures that don't respond to medication. Charlotte spent a lot of time in various hospita...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Charlottes-Web-the-Marijuana-that-Saved-a-Child/

This Wedding Program Is All Too Secretive

Kara and Joe had a spy-themed wedding and while that's sort of a hard theme to express in images, this wedding program with decoder glasses really manages to sum the whole thing up.Linkwedding, spies, decoder, glasses, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/This-Wedding-Program-Is-All-Too-Secretive/

I Left My Camera Bag on a Train

Alexander Jansen is stationed in Germany and took advantage of some leave time to tour Europe with his two younger sisters. They took the train from the airport to their Dublin hotel and realized too late that Jansen's b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/I-Left-My-Camera-Bag-on-a-Train/

Tree Stump Chair

What could you do with an old tree stump? Coby Unger turned one into a pretty and offbeat chair. He took a discarded wooden chair, removed the seat and legs, drilled holes into the stump, then glued the seatback in.Linkt...

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Lavatory Lovestory

[http://vimeo.com/14906069] (vimeo link)A restroom attendant dreams of love in this Russian short from the Melnitsa Animation Studio. One day, flowers appear in her tip jar and the mystery drives her crazy with curiosity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Lavatory-Lovestory/

The Most Fashionable Pup On the Internet

Montjiro is quite the dapper dog. In fact, he's the model for his father's dog fashion website in Japan. Better than the website though is his Instagram account that keeps up with his daily fashion ensembles. I don't eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/The-Most-Fashionable-Pup-On-the-Internet/

The Golden Age of Radio

The following is an article from Uncle John's Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader.  Long before videos or DVDs, even before television, families used to gather nightly for their favo...

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Sharknado: The Cupcake

We've already seen a Sharknado cake, but what makes these cupcakes special is the use of blue cotton candy to represent the tornado. It really gives it that whispy, fast-spinning feel that is precisely what makes a Shark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Sharknado-The-Cupcake/

Dog Plays Game with Himself

[http://youtu.be/fAKS7mQTw0k] (YouTube link)This clever little guy in Kobe, Japan, throws his ball in upstream, and catches it downstream …over and over and over! -via Daily Picks and Flicksdog, dog plays fetch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Dog-Plays-Game-with-Himself/

A Message From Beyond: A Heart-Shaped Potato

Sally Coburn has been hoping that her dead husband would send her a message from beyond, and last Wednesday night, he did just that ... with a potato. "I was just frying up some onions and potatoes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/A-Message-From-Beyond-A-Heart-Shaped-Potato/

Bouncy Llama Herds Sheep

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmAz8VaYxm8](Video Link)The llama in this video by Vermont Grand View Farm is adorable, especially at 1:42, when he literally hops around the sheep, gathering them up for...well, no discer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Bouncy-Llama-Herds-Sheep/

Wolvenion

Wolvenion by Donnie Bello, Bub! We don't know whether this strange creature - a mash up of the loveable Minion with the irascible Wolverine by French artist Donnie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/Wolvenion/
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