Archive for August 16th, 2013

The Tiny House Hotel

Ever wanted to ditch it all for the simplicity of living in a tiny house, but don't know if you'd actually like it? Why not give it a try for a while and see for yourself? Deb Delman and Kol Pete...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/The-Tiny-House-Hotel/

Map of Actual European Discoveries

In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. Except, of course, for all the people who already lived there. Shoot, he wasn't even the first European to arrive the Americas.So what lands did the Europeans actual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Map-of-Actual-European-Discoveries/

Quadcopter Wedding Shoot

[http://youtu.be/ocqB6_y71xE] (YouTube link)WeddingMan123 did a wedding photo shoot (two days before the actual wedding) and used a quadcopter to get some video footage. Well, you know how it is when you are trying to do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Quadcopter-Wedding-Shoot/

Reality Strikes When Superman Tries to Get a Job in Journalism

(Image: James Grebey)In the DC canon, Superman quit his full-time reporting position at The Daily Planet. I haven't read the comic books in that storyline, but I'm confident that this is a stupid career move.But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Reality-Strikes-When-Superman-Tries-to-Get-a-Job-in-Journalism/

Killer Convicted with Evidence from DNA Database ... of Cats!

Convicted by DNA evidence is nothing new, but this is: David Hilder, 47, was the first person convicted of manslaughter, partly on DNA evidence left by his cat. So forget human DNA database, here comes th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Killer-Convicted-with-Evidence-from-DNA-Database-of-Cats/

Waiter Uses Doctor Who to Earn Bigger Tips

The blogger behind The Stranger on Baker Street works as a waiter. As an experiment, one night, he conversed with customers by quoting the Doctor continuously:[Offering desserts (to the kids)] "You could have a slic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Waiter-Uses-Doctor-Who-to-Earn-Bigger-Tips/

Drunk Man Woke Up in a Shipping Container, Just Hours Before Ship is Set to Sail

[http://youtu.be/tUrdTW1dhwE] You haven't had a bender until you had one where you ended up in a cargo container, about to be shipped out to sea. In an epic tale that will undoubtedly be told for generation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Drunk-Man-Woke-Up-in-a-Shipping-Container-Just-Hours-Before-Ship-is-Set-to-Sail/

The Evolution of the Star Wars Logo

The Star Wars logo seems so familiar to us now that we don't even remember when it was different 36-37 years ago. The classic typography wasn't even finalized for all print media until after the movie's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/The-Evolution-of-the-Star-Wars-Logo/

Tie Dye Sunglasses Wallet

Tie Dye Sunglasses Wallet (sold individually)Are you looking for a groovy way to store your favorite pair of party glasses? You need the totally fab Tie Dye Sunglasses Wallet from the NeatoShop. This bitchen case is made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Tie-Dye-Sunglasses-Wallet/

How To End a TV Show

Part of the art of the modern TV series is knowing when to bow out gracefully and how to deliver a final episode that will seal the series' reputation for posterity -not to mention syndication and DVD sales. These concer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/How-To-End-a-TV-Show/

World Order: The Music. The Suits. The MOVES!

We're rooting for Japanese dance group/band World Order to achieve world domination so we can walk on the street just like 'em! The band's unique synchronized dance moves, done with their signature military precision, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/World-Order-The-Music-The-Suits-The-MOVES/

Red, White & Food: the U.S. Restaurant Map

When the Corporate States of America map came out, I was disappointed not to see KFC as the brand associated with Kentucky. That is corrected in this Restaurant Map of the U.S. from Thrillist. Now, the definition of rest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Red-White-Food-the-US-Restaurant-Map/

NeatoShop New T-Shirts Giveaway

Woohoo, it's Friday and we're feelin' like sharin'! Check out the NeatoShop's new lines of Funny T-shirts (we've got TONS of new stuff by indie artists) and who knows, you may even win your favorite tee (details below)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/NeatoShop-New-T-Shirts-Giveaway/

Why Are Soccer Balls Made of Hexagons?

Have you ever wondered how soccer balls got that fascinating design of hexagons and pentagons? They weren't always so.Once upon a time, soccer balls (or footballs, depending on where you hail from) were inflated pig blad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Why-Are-Soccer-Balls-Made-of-Hexagons/

Castle Grayskull: The Groom's Cake

By the power of Grayskull, this is one of the most awesomely nerdy groom's cakes I've ever seen. Luke Y. Thompson requested baker Dee Ayres create this lovely groom's cake for his rehearsal dinner.Linkweddings,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Castle-Grayskull-The-Grooms-Cake/

Botched Ecce Homo Fresco Led to Artistic Success

Ecce Homo by Elías García Martínez, before (L) and after (R) its "improvement" There's many path of to artistic fame, but Cecilia Gimenez's is unique: back in 2012, the a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Botched-Ecce-Homo-Fresco-Led-to-Artistic-Success-mpfz/

CIA Fessed Up: Area 51 Does Exist!

After years of denial, the CIA finally 'fessed up: Area 51 really does exist! The mysterious airbase in Nevada was revealed in recently declassified documents: According to these reports, which include...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/CIA-Fessed-Up-Area-51-Does-Exist-spfz/

I'm Dog

[http://youtu.be/mw6EsAQDnRw] (YouTube link)A dog raps about how great his life is, as dogs will do. Some language might be considered NSFW, unless you're a dog. Performed by Jester Jacobs. -via Tastefully Offensive dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Im-Dog/

A Chicken and Waffle...Taco?

Apparently Taco Bell has decided that everything needs to be a taco. Case in point, their chicken and waffle taco and very berry waffle taco. Unfortunately, the chicken and waffle one might be one of the most appetizing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/A-Chicken-and-WaffleTaco/

You're Not The Boss of Me Bangle

You're Not The Boss of Me Bangle (sold individually)Are you looking for a subtle way to assert your independence? Proclaim your freedom with the You're Not The Boss of Me bangle from the NeatoShop. This sassy piece is ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Youre-Not-The-Boss-of-Me-Bangle/

Taung Kalat

Taung Kalat is a Buddhist monastery build on top of a tall volcanic plug in Burma. Although monks no longer live there, the site is considered to be the home of 37 Nats, or Buddhist spirits. It is also home to a large tr...

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The Rock of Guatapé

(Photo: Vallesanchez)El Peñón de Guatapé rises high above Guatapé, Colombia. It's a 200 meter tall slab of granite and quartz. Visitors can climb 649 steps carved into the rock to reach t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/The-Rock-of-Guatap/

Brain Divided

[http://youtu.be/JuyB7NO0EYY] (YouTube link)A guy meets a blind date in a restaurant and his brain goes into overdrive, with an epic struggle between the logical and inhibited left side and the emotional, impulsive right...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Brain-Divided/

You Could Own This Amazing Ice King Portrait

If you watch Adventure Time, then you already know The Ice King is the most heart-breakingly darkly tragic figure in the cartoon. That's why James Hance's painting of The Ice King and Gunter is so touching.James...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/You-Could-Own-This-Amazing-Ice-King-Portrait/

An Aerial Tour of Iceland

Jürgen Horn and Mike Powell are settling into their new home in Iceland, but found that much of the country is inaccessible because there are few roads. So they took a tour by airplane, and Jürgen said, "After...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/An-Aerial-Tour-of-Iceland/

Wine Glass Rings are Ring Pops for Adults

Remember Ring Pops? It's time to graduate to something more adult and sophisticated. Merve Kahraman designed tiny wine glasses that slip onto fingers. The calls the project the "Seduction Series". You can't fit much wine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Wine-Glass-Rings-are-Ring-Pops-for-Adults/

Serial Taxi Shows What Happens When You Don't Have All the Information

(Video Link)Animator Paolo Cogliati recently sent us a message on the Neatorama Facebook page, hoping to share his newest solo project with all of you readers. When you watch this adorable, funny and slightly dark cartoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Serial-Taxi-Shows-What-Happens-When-You-Dont-Have-All-the-Information/

This Man Knows Why You're Laughing

In the Lab With the World’s Leading Laugh ScientistRobert Provine isn’t funny. His wife often frowns at his jokes. But the man knows how to bag a laugh.Audio recorder in hand, he prowls campuses, mal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/This-Man-Knows-Why-Youre-Laughing/

Snuggle Time With The Youngster

This baby red tree kangaroo joey and his mama are residents of the San Diego Zoo. Fortunately, someone at the zoo managed to catch them during this moment of tenderness. It just shows that no matter what the species, a m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Snuggle-Time-With-The-Youngster/

Sheep Protest Rally

[http://youtu.be/QcE5aDTszrY] (YouTube link)A herd of sheep in New Zealand show their solidarity by banding together to let their opinions be heard. All they need is an eloquent leader to coordinate activities. Wake up,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/16/Sheep-Protest-Rally/










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