Archive for August 26th, 2013

All 25,000 Students in Liberia Failed University Admission Exam

If you thought you did badly on that university entrance exam, take heart: at least some of your classmates aced it. Not so in Liberia: every student that took the test for admission to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/All-25000-Students-in-Liberia-Failed-University-Admission-Exam/

Zombie Silly Walk

Zombie Silly Walkers by Chema Bola8 Even the undead need grant money! The right leg isn't silly at all, and the left leg merely doesn't remain attached with aerial half-turn every alternate step. Le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Zombie-Silly-Walk/

Now Here's a Country That Has Figured Out Education

In our recent "If You Want The American Dream, Go To Finland" post about different school systems of the world, we told you about the Finnish school system, which is widely considered as one of the best in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Now-Heres-a-Country-That-Figured-Out-Education/

Dogs Love Babies

[http://youtu.be/syuKlKXGcoc] (YouTube link)Of course dog loves babies -who doesn't? To be fair, cats love babies, too; they are just less rambunctious and entertaining about it. My cats are surprisingly patient with pup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Dogs-Love-Babies/

Zen Version of Where's Waldo?

Dan Piraro's Zen version of Where's Waldo? is about as difficult to play as answering the famous koans "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" and "Why did the chicken cross the road?" Furth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Zen-Version-of-Wheres-Waldo/

Love Song Written by a 96-Year Old Man to Honor His Wife of 72 Years

[http://vimeo.com/70426141](Video Link) Frank Stobaugh was 96 when Lorraine, his wife of 72 years, passed away. He was heartbroken.Mr. Stobaugh dealt with his grief by entering an online songwriting contest. Here's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Love-Song-Written-by-a-96-Year-Old-Man-to-Honor-His-Wife-of-72-Years/

7 Most Extreme Laboratories on Earth

Extreme science sometimes calls for extreme conditions. For example, SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario, is buried two kilometers underground in a nickel mine to explore things you can only do away from the earth's surface.Resea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/7-Most-Extreme-Laboratories-on-Earth/

Egg Cartons Made of Hay

Maja Szczypek, a designer in Warsaw, made these eco-friendly egg cartons out of hay. She used a heated press to mold them into the correct shape. They have a quaint, rustic appeal, don't you think? Link -via FubizMa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Egg-Cartons-Made-of-Hay/

Food at the 1963 March on Washington

Smithsonian has several articles on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, including an oral history and a play-by-play account of the event. Their Food and Think blog is covering another fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Food-at-the-1963-March-on-Washington/

We Go Together Like Drunk and Disorderly Socks

 We Go Together Like Drunk and Disorderly SocksFriendship is a wonderful thing. Pay tribute to this rewarding relationship with the We Go Together Like Drunk and Disorderly Socks from the NeatoShop. These beautiful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/We-Go-Together-Like-Drunk-and-Disorderly-Socks/

David Bowie-Themed Baby Nursery

Ashley describes herself as a "metal head nerdy mama of two." Appropriately, she and her husband will name their daughter Bowie Irene. They're decorating the nursery with two themes: David Bowie and owls. You can see mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/David-Bowie-Themed-Baby-Nursery/

Hey Girl by Edison

Oh, Edison. We all know he's a hopeless romantic when he proposed marriage by morse code. That's why the folks at GE put together a few "Hey Girl" pics for the famous inventor. Ryan Gosling, eat your he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Hey-Girl-by-Edison/

Walking Shark

[http://youtu.be/TL629VsG5k8] A bit lake for Shark Week, but that's what you get when you walk instead of swim, lil' sharky! Meet Hemiscyllium halmahera, a new species of walking shark or bamboo s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Walking-Shark/

Doctor Who Toast Plush

It's the Eleventh Doctor! Sinead Toolis made this toasted plush version of Matt Smith's character. In the absence of fish sticks and custard, he'll make a fine breakfast.LinkDoctor Who, toast, plushes, Sinead Toolis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Doctor-Who-Toast-Plush/

How to Open a Fruit Cup

[http://youtu.be/fYlNHBzJklg] How do you open that fruit cup you found in the fridge? Stephanie Pepper tells us how: "caaaarreeefuuuuullyyy.... " fruit cup, Stephanie Pepper...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/How-to-Open-a-Fruit-Cup/

Questions

Typing a random word into the Google search field and looking at all the autocomplete suggestions is always an adventure. Randall Munroe obviously entered "why" and received an embarrassment of comedy riches, which he to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Questions/

Superhero Jewelry

Ari Kathein, a jeweler in Pompano Beach, Florida, makes finely-crafted jewelry inspired by superheroes. I'm especially charmed by his Oan power ring. Even if it doesn't work, it would make a fine wedding band.Link -via W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Superhero-Jewelry/

Meanwhile in Malta ...

While America was watching Miley Cyrus, uh, "perform" at the VMA, the good people of the town of St. Julian in Malta had a little performance of their own: the traditional "gostra" game where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Meanwhile-in-Malta/

Cakenweenie: Cakes for Tim Burton's Birthday

Harry the Headhunter from Beetljuice by Sideserf Cake Studio.Cakenweenie is a project to celebrate the 55th birthday of filmmaker Tim Burton by baking 100 cakes in the likeness of characters from Tim Burton movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Cakenweenie/

Damascus Steel Paint Scraper

The lowly paint scraper is an incredibly versatile tool in the hands of a serious worker. William Vanaria, a metalsmith in Massachusetts, made this one with the rippled appearance of Damascus steel. He gave it as a prese...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Damascus-Steel-Paint-Scraper/

Cone of Shame Key Chain

Cone of Shame Key ChainHow can something so sad look so cute? The Cone of Shame Key Chain from the NeatoShop features an adorable French Bulldog wearing a pet cone or Elizabethan collar. Push his tail and his eyes light...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Cone-of-Shame-Key-Chain/

Japan World Cup 3

[http://youtu.be/sdmsRcsl_xA] (YouTube link)You don't have to know anything about video games to enjoy this insane video of the most ridiculous horse race ever. I learned nothing about the way the game works, or even wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Japan-World-Cup-3/

Minimalist Pop Culture Portraits in LEGO

Chris McVeigh is a delightfully geeky LEGO artist whose work we've featured previously. Recently, he's been creating minimalist but effective portraits of pop culture icons, such as Cobra Commander, Jake the Dog and Bend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Minimalist-Pop-Culture-Portraits-in-LEGO/

Better Do Some Evolving

If only evolving to adapt to changing conditions were this easy… Well, things would still go wrong. From Pie Comic by John McNamee. Linkdinosaur, evolution, Pie Comic, John McNamee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Better-Do-Some-Evolving/

Hardcore Skateboard

Redditor Pirani writes, "My mom agreed to paint whatever I asked onto the bottom of my longboard. I never thought she'd give into my request, nor did I think she'd do it so well..." Other redditors advise her to do this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Hardcore-Skateboard/

Sarah Horn at the Hollywood Bowl

[http://youtu.be/FpXm_sXcc_Y] (YouTube link)Friday night, voice teacher Sarah Horn went to see Kristin Chenoweth and the L.A. Philharmonic perform at the Hollywood Bowl. Part of Chenoweth's show is a duet of "For Good,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Sarah-Horn-at-the-Hollywood-Bowl/

Ponies Chillaxin' at the Beach

Photo: Barbara Gallagher Everybody loves the beach, including horses! Here are some wild ponies of Assateague Island in Maryland and Virginia sunning themselves on the beach. According to The Dispat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Ponies-Chillaxin-at-the-Beach/

The Great Boston Fire

The following is an article from Uncle John's Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader.  For many cities -San Francisco and Chicago, especially- it took a disaster to finally improve building code...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/The-Great-Boston-Fire/

Modern Table Settings

Formal manners don't stand up well to deadlines. Or, for that matter, online streaming video.-via Pleated JeansP.S. If you know the name of the artist responsible for this work, please let me know in the comments.manners...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Modern-Table-Settings/

Mrs. P.J. Gilligan's Saloon for Ladies

This image of a fictional saloon was created by illustrator Harry Grant Dart and appeared in the magazine Puck in 1908. It was intended to show how awful life would be if women were granted the right to vote.Ala...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/26/Mrs-PJ-Gilligans-Saloon-for-Ladies/








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