Archive for August 14th, 2013

Gisborne Airport: Where Train Tracks Cross the Runway

If you're taking a plane or train, you'd better time your travel precisely. The airport at Gisborne, New Zealand has train tracks crossing the runway. Carolyn in Aotearoa, who took the above photo, describes her ride on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Gisborne-Airport-Where-Train-Tracks-Cross-the-Runway/

Couch Potato

The next time your parents said that you're a couch potato, show them this spudderific creation to instantly mash their complaint. Neat-O fact: the term "couch potato" became pop...

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Transparent Utility Box

When you look through this utility box, you'll see a magical world on the other side. Or at least you will if you look at it from a certain angle. Mona Caron painted this utility box at the corner of Church Street and Du...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Transparent-Utility-Box/

Men Pin Ups

Photographer Rion Sabean (Facebook page) spoofed the absurd poses of pin up calendar by substituting men as the models. I don't know about you, but Mr. April looks like the guy that changed my tire the other day!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Men-Pin-Ups/

Are You Faster Than a 90-Year Old?

(Photo: Yomiuri Online)Let me rephrase that: can you run a 100 meter dash in under 23.8 seconds? Because that's what Mitsu Morita did, blowing away a previous record of 50.9 seconds for women over 90. Rocket News 24 repo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Are-You-Faster-Than-a-90-Year-Old/

Google Maps Shows us Inside a TARDIS

View Larger MapGo to the Police Box on Earls Court Road in London on Google Maps, and they'll show you the inside of a TARDIS! There are more pictures under "more info" at the site, or you can just mouseover the Street V...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Google-Maps-Shows-us-Inside-a-TARDIS/

14 Simple Ways to Make the World a Better Place

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3D18hMOpuc](Video Link)Jeff Wysaski calls them "ideas for a slightly better world", but I think that he's underestimating the awesomeness of cats wearing hats. My favorite: require all te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/14-Simple-Ways-to-Make-the-World-a-Better-Place/

Skull Scarf

Skull ScarfAutumn is right around the corner. Spice up your fall wardrobe with The Skull Scarf from the NeatoShop. This spooktacular scarf features an all over skull design.  The Skull Scarf is available in: Fuchsia...

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Phone with a Dedicated Pizza Button

This. Is. Genius! Redditor Ratapus found that the Country Inn & Suites in Niagara Falls has a dedicated button to call for pizza. All phones need this!pizza, phone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Phone-with-a-Dedicated-Pizza-Button/

Surgeon Steals Drugs from Patient's Gut

Police in Russia arrested a man who became ill on a train from Krasnoyarsk, and he was taken to the hospital in Bogotol to have the heroin he was smuggling removed from his stomach. Then they arrested the surgeon who per...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Surgeon-Steals-Drugs-from-Patients-Gut/

New Species of Bone-Eating Worm

Osedax antarcticus, a new species of the bone eating worm Mother Nature is the queen of specialization. You know about herbivores and carnivores, and perhaps you know about omnivore, insectivore...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/New-Species-of-Bone-Eating-Worm/

10 Reasons Why Johnny Depp Should Not Retire

[http://youtu.be/cxZaiwzhB8Q] (YouTube link)The gang at Glove and Boots came up with ten reasons why Johnny Depp should not retire from acting. A couple of them even makes sense …well, no they don't. In c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/10-Reasons-Why-Johnny-Depp-Should-Not-Retire/

Heroin or Heroine? [no. 1026 - @The_YUNiversity]

"Heroin" is a drug. A "heroine" is a female protagonist. Don't call Katniss your favorite "heroin," unless that's its street name. #grammar— Grammar YUNiversity (@The_YUNiversity) July 27, 2013 The YUNiversity, gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/12/heroin-cartoon/

Fish Head Art

French artist Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard builds dioramas for her years-long ongoing series Les Temps Modernes (Modern Times). After spending months getting each detail right for a scene, she adds fresh fish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Fish-Head-Art/

Mario Kart: Choose Your Weapon

Etsy seller ohdearmolly sells this delightful Mario Kart poster with all of the potential prizes in the question mark boxes.Personally, I'd choose the blue shell every time. Sure the star can make you invincible and the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Mario-Kart-Choose-Your-Weapon/

Mailing a Cat via Pneumatic Tube

Sending a cat through a series of tubes sound like a modern internet thing, but this story is from 1897. The New York City Post Office started sending mail across town through a system of pneumatic tubes, which would las...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Mailing-a-Cat-via-Pneumatic-Tube/

We're All Pretending to Be Adults

Some of us are pretending harder than others. Cartoonist Carolyn Hiler knows what lies beneath the facade.Link -via Joe CarterCarolyn Hiler, A Zillion Dollars Comics, webcomic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Were-All-Pretending-to-Be-Adults/

37 Odd College Mascots

[http://youtu.be/OBAmQcj667M] (YouTube link)In the latest mental_floss video, John Green introduces us to college sports mascots that will make you laugh, or at least scratch your head. Often, the publicity potential and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/37-Odd-College-Mascots/

Bat Ice Tray

Bat Ice TrayHas finding the perfect ice tray for your next cocktail party finally driven you batty? Embrace the insanity with the Bat Ice Tray from the NeatoShop. This fantastic reusable silicone mold makes 10 bat-shaped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Bat-Ice-Tray/

11 Amazingly Over-the-Top Fast Food Creations

Sugary dough surrounding Kit Kats, bacon milkshakes, hot dog-stuffed pizza crust? Where have these 11 fast food masterpieces featured on Mental Floss been all my life? And Pizza Hut, why do you keep ignoring the US when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/11-Amazingly-Over-the-Top-Fast-Food-Creations/

Whiteboard Contest on Twitter and G+

Easy one here! Draw something creative, witty, interesting or otherwise humorous on a whiteboard and get it to us using hashtag #neatWB via Google Plus or Twitter. We'll pick our 3 favorites, publish the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Whiteboard-Contest-on-Twitter-and-G/

Darth Heisenberg

PJ McQuade created this ingenius but logical mashup of the badasses from Breaking Bad and Star Wars.It is available as a 13x19" full bleed giclée print, hand signed and dated. OH, I am including...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Darth-Heisenberg/

Melting Superman

(Photo: Steve Lawler)"Nobody can save us..."--that's the title of this statue of Earth's greatest hero melting before us. Artists Steve Lawler and Eric Foenander made this statue and displayed it at the Singapore Art Mus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Melting-Superman/

How Old Are Your Ears?

[http://youtu.be/VxcbppCX6Rk] (YouTube link)How many of the frequency tones in this video can you hear? Turns out I'm alive and not hearing-impaired. But that's it. I heard no other frequencies in this video. But at my a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/How-Old-Are-Your-Ears/

Going Up! To The Magic Kingdom

Brooke Nicole of Silly Beauty went to Disney World with her main squeeze dressed as Carl and Ellie from Up. The resulting set of pictures would surely be something the real Carl and Ellie would have been happy t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Going-Up-To-The-Magic-Kingdom/

Bob Dylan Introduces the Beatles to Marijuana

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.  The Beatles had just finished their concert at the Forest Hills...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Bob-Dylan-Introduces-the-Beatles-to-Marijuana/

Hospital Themed Restaurant Reminds You Why No One Likes Hospital Food

When was the last time you heard someone excited about eating hospital food? Probably never, right? But oddly, that hasn't stopped people from opening and others from enjoying successful hospital-themed restaurants. In f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Hospital-Themed-Restaurant-Reminds-You-Why-No-One-Likes-Hospital-Food/

Vicious Dog Call

Officer Dan Waskiewicz of the Baltimore Police Department responded to a call about a vicious dog chasing kids. He later wrote about the experience:I followed the dog into an ally to see how it was acting. Going on my ow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/Vicious-Dog-Call/

If You Were in a Food Fight to the Death, What Would Be Your Weapon of Choice?

(Photo: Hafiz Issadeen)It has to be edible, but also an effective weapon. Quora contributors pondered this dilemma. John Burgess, a former US Foreign Service Officer, suggests durian fruit, which has a prickly exterior a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/If-You-Were-in-a-Food-Fight-to-the-Death-What-Would-Be-Your-Weapon-of-Choice/

My Little Monster Bathrobe

My Little Monster BathrobeAre you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite little baby monster? Gift them the My Little Monster Bathrobe from the NeatoShop. This adorable green terrycloth bathrobe features applique...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/14/My-Little-Monster-Bathrobe/








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