Archive for August 19th, 2013

Superman's Bad Day

[http://youtu.be/I5ev9d31Zqk] (YouTube link)It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! Which leads to …chaos, in a new animation from Dorkly. -via Tastefully Offensive Superman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Supermans-Bad-Day/

Canadian Military Developing Stealth Snowmobile

(Photo: MCpl Kevin Paul / Canadian Forces Combat Camera)Menacingly, during the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, Canada is working on a super quiet snowmobile design:The Canadian military has been secretly test-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Canadian-Military-Developing-Stealth-Snowmobile/

The World's Widest Tree

The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden near Kolkata, India, is home to the Great Banyan Tree. You may know that banyan trees spread by growing branches down to the ground that tunnel into the earth and become...

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Economist: A McDonald's Hamburger Is the Cheapest, Most Nutritious Food in Human History

(Photo: The Dapper Dan)When starvation, rather than obesity, is your problem, then McDonald's has the solution. Economist Stephen Dubner, one of the authors of Freakanomics, argues that the McDonald's McDouble (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Economist-A-McDonalds-Hamburger-Is-the-Cheapest-Most-Nutritious-Food-in-Human-History/

Squirrels: The Horror Movie

[http://youtu.be/vJrYE7TLJq4] (YouTube link)This is a pre-production teaser for a project Director Timur Bekmambetov hopes to turn into a feature film.When a young man’s estranged father is killed under suspicious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Squirrels-The-Horror-Movie/

The Last of Us, Simpsonized

The Last of Springfield The Last of Springfield Bloater deviantARTist Raqos Simpsonized the popular zombocalypse video game The Last of Us in these two brilliant panels. Now how what was tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/The-Last-of-Us-Simpsonized/

Dinner or a Drink? Why Not Dinner and a Drink?

We love macaroni and cheese, but I think John might be the only writer on our team willing to try a macaroni and cheese martini. Fortunately, he doesn't have to because BoingBoing's Stephanie Thorpe reviewed one she happ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Dinner-or-a-Drink-Why-Not-Dinner-and-a-Drink/

The Cat in the Hat Notepad

The Cat in the Hat NotepadYou have looked! And you saw him! The Cat in the Hat. He is a notepad, what do you think about that. Tell that cat what you need to do today. He has 75 little pages for you to write away.&n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/The-Cat-in-the-Hat-Notepad/

Okay, Sir, I'm Going to Make Two Hand Gestures at You Now

[http://youtu.be/fw7J53YhRvs] Now THIS is how you flip someone off legally in court! At issue is some kind of traffic violation, but that's secondary to enjoying the legal brilliance of this attorney who re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Okay-Sir-Im-Going-to-Make-Two-Hand-Gestures-at-You-Now/

Can You Identify a Book by Its Word Cloud?

Well, maybe if you stared at this one long enough, you'd get it, but the quiz gives you nine minutes to identify 25 different books. The style of each word cloud could be another clue. It's a fun quiz! I scored 15 out of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Can-You-Identify-a-Book-by-Its-Word-Cloud/

These Parkour Kitties Are Off The Wall

(Video Link)You've seen parkour dogs like Roxy and Tret before, but never parkour kitties, but George is special. Just look at those sweet moves!Via Cute Overloadparkour, videos, animals, cats, george...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/These-Parkour-Kitties-Are-Off-The-Wall/

Did This Vet Do The Right Thing by Saving the Dog Instead of Euthanizing It?

Benji, a 10-year-old mutt, had a debilitating stroke earlier this year. Its owner, an Australian diplomat in Taipei, Taiwan, took her to a vet and asked that the dog be euthanized to save her needless indignity and suffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Did-This-Vet-Do-The-Right-Thing-by-Saving-the-Dog-Instead-of-Euthanizing-It/

Whodunit: The Commercial Break Break-in

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Sherman Oliver Holmes, a mysterious crime solver and great-great-grandson of Sherlock Holmes. Can you solve the crime?[moreless more_text="Meet Sherman Ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Whodunit-The-Commercial-Break-Break-in/

Alethiometer from His Dark Materials

I'm currently reading Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. It's a trilogy of fantasy novels that feature this device, the alethiometer. Certain rare individuals can ask this mystical device questions about anyth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Alethiometer-from-His-Dark-Materials/

Sing the Snore Away!

Photo: wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock Tired of your loved one's snoring keeping you up at night? Just sing the snore away, according to choir director and singer Alice Ojay: A study carried...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Sing-the-Snore-Away/

The Dutch Army Bicycle Band

[http://youtu.be/XvjPz4X7jqw] (YouTube link)It's hard enough to march in formation and play an instrument. The Dutch Army Bicycle Band does it on bicycles! Most of them play with one hand and control the bike with the ot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/The-Dutch-Army-Bicycle-Band/

Hot Dogs or Legs?

(Photo: unknown)The photoblog Hot-Dog Legs asks a simple question: are you looking at a photo of a pair of legs or a pair of hot dogs? It's often hard to tell.Link -via David Burgehot dogs, optical illusions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Hot-Dogs-or-Legs/

Naming Exoplanets

Quite a few companies have regretted their decision to promote something-or-other by offering to select a name by internet poll. However, the suggestions for exoplanets shown in the latest xkcd panel are awesome. I Like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Naming-Exoplanets/

That's One Way to Announce a Pregnancy

If your dog is your little baby, what better way to announce to the world that you are having a new human baby than sending out this adorable little card? Photographers Chris & Adrienne Scott used this photo as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Thats-One-Way-to-Announce-a-Pregnancy/

The Windscreen Supercut

[http://youtu.be/_CG2X6FbIuM] (YouTube link)Supercutonline says this supercut is a tribute to the iconic shot of movie characters through a windshield. It is a handy shot: in a car, all the characters face the front so y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/The-Windscreen-Supercut/

Zombie Hands Cupcake Decorations

Zombie Hands Cupcake DecorationsAre you looking for a deliciously fun and simple way to bring your homemade or store bought cupcakes to life? Add the Zombie Hands Cupcake Decorations from the NeatoShop. This great set in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Zombie-Hands-Cupcake-Decorations/

"My daughter had a nightmare about me getting sucked into the computer, after she watched Tron. This is what she will wake up to"

After watching Tron, imgur Calve12's daughter had a nightmare about him getting sucked into the computer. Naturally, being a good dad, this is what he came up with - via Jonno vs the InternetTron, wallpaper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/My-daughter-had-a-nightmare-about-me-getting-sucked-into-the-computer-after-she-watched-Tron-This-is-what-she-will-wake-up-to/

World Orangutan Day

Today, August 19, is the first ever World Orangutan Day, set to create awareness and drum up support for the conservation of the endangered ape.From 1992-2000, the population of the Sumatran orangutan declined by more th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/World-Orangutan-Day/

Axe Murderer Cupcakes

Technically, these cupcakes by One Charming Party are based on the goofy comedy So I Married An Axe Murderer, but they would be perfect for any Halloween party as well -especially if you mix in a few tiny plasti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Axe-Murderer-Cupcakes/

The New Deal

The following is an article from Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader.A massive government effort to get people back to work and restart the economy, the New Deal had its detractors, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/The-New-Deal/

Dog Nurses Baby Goats

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNr2r8rFxK0](Video Link)This is Gladys, the Amazing Milk Bull (Terrier). I wonder where I could get pants like hers. They're really stylish and could attract tasty goats to me.-via Daily o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Dog-Nurses-Baby-Goats/

Every Convention Should Have A Giant Pair of Googly Eyes

Giant googly eyes aren't just great for making household objects look alive, they are also great for making cosplay look even more fantastic! These delightful pictures were taken by Jenny and Lars Sparks, who modified th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Every-Convention-Should-Have-A-Giant-Pair-of-Googly-Eyes/

CTHUL-AID

Even the elder gods need refreshment sometimes! CTHUL-AID is an artwork by BeastWreck for sale as a print from Society 6.It's the Great Old Ones' favorite beverage, guaranteed to be maddeningly refreshing! Cthulhu himsel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/CTHUL-AID/

The 12 Best Fictional Libraries

Have you ever read a novel or watched a movie about a fantastic library? Perhaps you'd like to visit the almost unused school library in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Or maybe you'd like to browse through the stacks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/The-12-Best-Fictional-Libraries/

Iron Throne

Iron Throne by Firepower Tees A king should never sit easy, but a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist? 'Tis the perfect seat, as Firepower Tees cleverly put on his ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/19/Iron-Throne/
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