Archive for August 15th, 2013

A Bowl of Snake Soup with a Cup of Snake Blood and a Shot of Snake Venom

This is a Taiwanese dish that RocketNews24 reporter Kuzo tried:Par for the course for our gourmet reporter but these soups were also served with the bodily fluids of the animals such as blood and poison. If that doesn&rs...

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Searching for the Elusive Meerkat

The family that reddits together, stays together -even when they are in different countries. Robotswana posted this picture, saying it's just another day at his Dad's job. Then his father, Todd Pitock, stepped in to expl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Searching-for-the-Elusive-Meerkat/

The Amazing Colors of the Danxia Landform

(Photo: Eric Pheterson)It may look like a painting, but this is a real landform. The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in southeastern China has beautiful rippled shapes of red sandstone.Link -via TYWKIWDBIgeo...

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Hero Kitten

[http://youtu.be/tj7zho7mclM] (YouTube link)"Oh no! Your hand is falling out of the window! Ah, I got it. Now you're safe!"What a brave and heroic kitten. -via Daily of the Day kitten, window, cat...

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World Map Showing Areas with the Same Population as China

(Image: Amazing Maps)China has a population of 1.35 billion people. That's a lot of people crowded into the red area of the map above. Every other color also represents 1.35 billion people. So all of the Americas, wester...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/World-Map-Showing-Areas-with-the-Same-Population-as-China/

Flash Dance: Digital Dashboards of the 1980s

I recall shopping for a car in 1983 and seeing all the fancy dashboard lights -even some that were projected on the windshield! All I could think of was "Look at all the things that can stop working." But they sure were...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Flash-Dance-Digital-Dashboards-of-the-1980s/

Jerry Seinfeld Describes How to Write a Joke

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itWxXyCfW5s](Video Link)(Photo: New York Times)How does a master comedian write jokes? Jerry Seinfeld writes his stand-up routines just like he wrote his television scripts: by longhand on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Jerry-Seinfeld-Describes-How-to-Write-a-Joke/

Bomb Squad Bag

Bomb Squad BagBack to school time is here. Are you looking for a bag that is da bomb? Brace yourself for the Bomb Squad Messenger Bag from the NeatoShop. This fantastic, 100% cotton canvas bag, features a retro looking B...

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Ape Face Tattoo

How great is this tattoo of an ape face on the back of the head? It might be a Photoshop, but if not, the guy can always cover it up by letting his hair grow out. But then again, if he eventually started to go bald, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Ape-Face-Tattoo/

Geek Hats Galore

A few weeks ago, I headed to a local craft fair where I stumbled upon the great fashion creations of Miss Finch's Finery. Her collection of tiny top hats and flowery hair pieces brought me in, but it wasn't until I saw h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Geek-Hats-Gallore/

Abused Donkey Gets New Pants

Haim is a donkey in Israel who was abused before being taken in by Ramat Gan Safari, an animal sanctuary that is home to 1,600 creatures. He has been in rehabilitation for skittishness and physical wounds. But the raw sk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Abused-Donkey-Gets-New-Pants/

Walk in the Clouds

Photo: Yasuhiro Takagi Want to walk in the clouds? Now you can, thanks to Cloudscapes, a collaboration by Japanese studio Tetsuo Kondo Architects and environmental engineering firm Transsolar,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Walk-in-the-Clouds/

New York City Window Cleaner

[http://youtu.be/51xPaJkqpW4] (YouTube link)Brent Weingard has been cleaning windows in tall buildings for 35 years. Watching him at work might induce vertigo. Even with proper safety equipment, this is one scary job! -v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/New-York-City-Window-Cleaner/

This Teacher Makes $4 Million a Year

Meet Kim Ki-hoon, an English teacher in South Korea. He's been teaching English for over 20 years in the country's private, after-school tutoring academies or hagwons. That's not unusual but what's unique about Mr. Kim i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/This-Teacher-Makes-4-Million-a-Year/

The Fake Lion Dog in China's Zoo

Add this to the long list of the strangest things ever faked in China. A chinese zoo in People's Park of Luohe, Henan province, got into trouble recently when its supposed "African lion" started barking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/The-Fake-Lion-Dog-in-Chinas-Zoo-spfz/

Meet the Olinguito, the Cutest New Mammal You'll See Today!

Photo: Mark Gurney Ain't he cute? Meet the olinguito, the first new species of carnivore to be identified in the Western hemisphere in 35 years. It's a small raccoon-like animal approximately 2 and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Meet-the-Olinguito-the-Cutest-New-Mammal-Youll-See-Today-mpfz/

Sharknado: The Ornament

Yes, Christmas is a long way away still, but it's never too early to start working on those homemade ornaments, especially if they are based on something as utterly memetastic as Sharknado. Dollar Store Crafts has all th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Sharknado-The-Ornament/

How AIDS Improved Their Lives

When a society designs a system to help only the very most helpless and needy, there will be unintended consequences. For example, there are people willing to go to jail to receive health care, and others become disabled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/How-AIDS-Improved-Their-Lives/

Sunny Days Office Supply

Sunny Days Office Supply (sold individually)Back to School time is here. Make sure you have all the desk essentials you need to complete your work with the Sunny Days Office Supplies from the NeatoShop.This delightful se...

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The Upside Down Car

(Photo: SpeedyCop/Nick Pon)Jeff Bloch, AKA "SpeedyCop", makes delightfully weird custom cars. You may remember his car built from of a Cessna. His latest project is a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro that SpeedyCop flipped over, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/The-Upside-Down-Car/

Shark in Shark

Scientists from the ORB LAB were trying to catch sharks that has previously been tagged. They caught a 3-foot dogfish shark first, and when they started to reel it in, the dogfish became bait for a huge sand tiger shark!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Shark-in-Shark/

One Make Up Artist -Dozens of Faces

Make up artist Carly Paige likes to show off her skills on Facebook. Rather than trying to show how pretty she can look, like most make up artists on the site, Carly shows how she can recreate pop culture icons. Abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/One-Make-Up-Artist-Dozens-of-Faces/

The Cereal Puffing Gun

You've learned a lot about the history of breakfast cereals here at Neatorama, and if you are in the New York area, you can see a part of that history. The Museum of Food and Drink in Manhattan will have one of the origi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/The-Cereal-Puffing-Gun/

And Now For Something Adorably Different

This is most likely Gary the Capybara and his furry friends hanging out in a fantabulous fashion ensemble. What store it is and why the critters are there, I can't tell you, but the result is still incredible.Linkga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/And-Now-For-Something-Adorably-Different/

What Is It? game 288

It's once again time for our collaboration with the wonderfully entertaining What Is It? Blog. Do you know what the pictured item is? Can you guess? Or can you make up something totally wacky?Place your guess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/What-Is-It-game-288/

Welcome to College; Enjoy the Water Slide!

It happens at a lot of colleges when a new class of freshmen arrive: there aren't enough dormitory beds. Within a few weeks, the no-shows are counted and alternate housing is found, but meanwhile, many colleges put cots...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Welcome-to-College-Enjoy-the-Water-Slide/

17 Foods You'll Be Amazed You Can Cook In A Waffle Iron

Mac and cheese, pizza, falafel, and scrambled eggs might not be the first foods you think of when you think about a waffle iron, but they can be made in the device and the results are every bit as delicious as the more t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/17-Foods-Youll-Be-Amazed-You-Can-Cook-In-A-Waffle-Iron/

A Newspaper Accidentally Switched the Captions for The Far Side and Dennis the Menace. Twice.

On two occassions, the Dayton Daily News accidentally switched the captions for Gary Larson's The Far Side and Hank Ketcham's Dennis the Menace. They should have done this more often! The alter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/A-Newspaper-Accidentally-Switched-the-Captions-for-The-Far-Side-and-Dennis-the-Menace-Twice/

A Brief Animated History of Physics

[http://vimeo.com/69381331] (vimeo link)What we've learned is always interesting, but how we learned it is a great story as well. A cute animated video from the BBC Science Club tells us how the study of physics has evol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/A-Brief-Animated-History-of-Physics/

Bottleneck Shot Glass

Bottleneck Shot GlassDo you feel like your cocktail parties are hindered by a lack of progress? Are you at a juncture where you truly want to widen the path to fun? Introduce the Bottleneck Shot Glass from the NeatoShop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/15/Bottleneck-Shot-Glass/




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