Archive for August 27th, 2013

Where Have the Carousel Animals Gone?

A hundred years ago, there were thousands of carousels in operation in the U.S. Today, there are fewer than 150 of those old carousels featuring hand-carved wooden horses. Those horses (and other animals) are works of ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Where-Have-the-Carousel-Animals-Gone/

Survey Says....

What if the pie chart used vibrant, pastel colors and had a 3D effect? I read somewhere that doing so improves the quality of polling data. Doghouse Diaries is being too skeptical.Linkwebcomic, Doghouse Diaries, surveys...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Survey-Says-2/

Man Of Steel 2 Teaser Trailer

[http://youtu.be/U4U4he3GgC4] (YouTube link)Last week we got the news that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the sequel to The Man of Steel. Then we learned that Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor. And alr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Man-Of-Steel-2-Teaser-Trailer/

The US Built and Operated Aircraft Carriers on the Great Lakes during World War II

(Photo: NOAA)During World War II, the US converted two sidewheel steamships into aircraft carriers and operated them entirely on the Great Lakes. But their mission wasn't to guard America's freshwater border with Canada....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/The-US-Built-and-Operated-Aircraft-Carriers-on-the-Great-Lakes-during-World-War-II/

Russian Wedding Dance-off

[http://youtu.be/X6JeqpGdiOs] (YouTube link)Now this looks like a fun wedding reception! I don't know what they are saying, but my guess is that it's something like:Guy one: Anything you can do, I can do better!Guy two:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Russian-Wedding-Dance-off/

The 10 Coolest Food Trucks in the US

When you need burritos under the harshest weather and terrain conditions, call upon the Roving Mammoth. This food truck delivers essential burrito nutrients around Mammoth Lakes, California, a popular ski resort area. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/The-10-Coolest-Food-Trucks-in-the-US/

Curses! The Birth of the Bleep

The Verge has an extensive article on the rise of broadcast censorship. Despite the devotion to freedom of speech, broadcasters have always been terrified of audience response, and did what they could to avoid offending...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Curses-The-Birth-of-the-Bleep/

Smart Ass

Smart AssAre you looking for the perfect gift for someone who enjoys giving you flippant or sarcastic answers to real questions? Reward their smart-aleck behavior with the Smart Ass mask from the NeatoShop. This over-siz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Smart-Ass/

S'mores Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs: A Trifecta of Delicious

These Domestic Rebel's treats might just be the ultimate dessert -it features not only brownies and cookie dough, but also s'mores goodness complete with graham cracker crumbles, mini marshmallows and a layer of chocolat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Smores-Cookie-Dough-Brownie-Bombs-A-Trifecta-of-Delicious/

Harry Potter Taxidermy

Jenny Lawson of The Blogess has an unusual hobby of sorts: she collects taxidermied animals dressed up as characters from Harry Potter. As you can see from the pic above, she's got Ron Weasel-y, Ermine-y G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Harry-Potter-Taxidermy/

Dancing Baby Ostriches

[http://youtu.be/TRx7c_L1RjM] (YouTube link)Have you ever seen baby ostrich chicks? Apparently they like to spin around in circles. Or maybe they just don't know which way to turn! -via Tastefully Offensive ostrich, ostr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Dancing-Baby-Ostriches/

Couple, Married for 66 Years, Died Hours Apart in "Final Act of Love"

Harold Knapke met his wife Ruth in third grade, began their romance during World War II and married soon afterwards. The couple died on the same day, just hours apart, after 66 years of marriage. Their children c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Couple-Married-for-66-Years-Died-Hours-Apart-in-Final-Act-of-Love/

2013 Air Guitar World Champion Crowned

An American has won the 2013 Air Guitar World Championships, which took place in Oulu, Finland, over the weekend. Eric "Mean Melin" Melin bested the competition, including fellow American  Doug "The Thunder" Stroock...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/2013-Air-Guitar-World-Champion-Crowned/

Injured Marine Lovingly Carried by Wife

Jesse Cottle and his wife Kelly were on a family photo shoot when photographer Sarah Ledford suggested the couple take a picture in the water. That's when Jesse - a former Marine who lost his both of legs in Afgh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Injured-Marine-Lovingly-Carried-by-Wife/

Gordo Cooper and the Last American Solo Flight in Space

Gordon Cooper, one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, flew the final Mercury mission 50 years ago this week. It was the longest U.S. space mission yet: 22 orbits in a 34-hour solo flight. Cooper became the first perso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Gordo-Cooper-and-the-Last-American-Solo-Flight-in-Space/

Zoinks ... They're Zombies!

Zoinks ... They're Zombies by Warbucks Design Ruh-roh! The undead is upon us! Scooby, where are you? We've got some work to do now ... killing zombies! Visit Warbucks Design's Facebook Pag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Zoinks-Theyre-Zombies/

Crime-Plagued French City Calls for Batman

(Image: Kipfox32)Crime is rampant in Marseille, France, so citizens of that city have started an online petition asking Batman to come and rescue them:Criminal gangs are increasingly using heavy duty weapons such as AK-4...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Crime-Plagued-French-City-Calls-for-Batman/

The Solar System: Our Home in Space

[http://youtu.be/KsF_hdjWJjo] (YouTube link)The German science video producers Kurzgesagt made this lovely motion graphics video explaining our Solar System, newly translated into English. It is simple enough for schoolc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/The-Solar-System-Our-Home-in-Space/

Sally Bib and Hat

Sally Bib and HatAttention The Nightmare Before Christmas fans! Are you looking for a spooctacular way to dress up mealtime at your house? Get your little doll the Sally Bib and Hat from the NeatoShop. This delightfully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Sally-Bib-and-Hat/

Questions In Need of Answers - No. 7: What Blogs Are Worth Bookmarking?

I was out one night last week with our friend Jeff from Pleated-Jeans.com. We got to talking about which blogs are worth reading these days and between us could only come up with a handful. What about YOU all?Wha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Questions-In-Need-of-Answers-No-7-What-Blogs-Are-Worth-Bookmarking/

David Bowie the Dog Is As Fashionable as the Real Thing

David Bowie the dog was just introduced to Cute Overload and this is one fashionable pooch that certainly lives up to his name. In fact, I think David Bowie would be quite a Shibu Inu if he was a dog.Link Via Cute Overlo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/David-Bowie-the-Dog-Is-As-Fashionable-as-the-Real-Thing/

Biological Art Scarves

Artist Michele Banks (previously at Neatorama) has her biological art available  on handmade silk chiffon scarves! The scarf here is based on her watercolor "Portrait of a Human."   A variety of different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Biological-Art-Scarves/

Hunger Meeting [no. 1028 @KCCOTyler]

Stomach: I'm hungry. Brain: Chill out, dude, she's in a meeting. Stomach: I WILL NOW DEMONSTRATE A WHALE'S MATING CALL.— Ruxin McWhiskey (@KCCOTyler) April 10, 2013  Want it on a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/25/hungry-cartoon-whale/

I Am Amigurumi Iron Man

This Tony Stark amigurumi is not only adorable, it's also impressively detailed. Iron Man's mask flips up and his helmet comes off completely, revealing Tony's hair and facial hair. Maybe it's just me, but I'd love to se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/I-Am-Amigurumi-Iron-Man/

Pottering About Bezoars

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Stephen Drew, AIR staff The book Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has awakened an interest in bezoars. Two years ago bezoars n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/potteringaboutbezoars/

You Gave Birth to Such an Adorable...Object!

Jessica Hagy peels back polite words in this Venn diagram. Well, you can't just point out the obvious right in front of the parents.Link -via 22 Wordscharts, Venn diagrams, Jessica Hagy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/You-Gave-Birth-to-Such-an-AdorableObject/

The Grumpy Cat Pumpkin

Tardar Sauce and Halloween together at last! It's about time. And The Swell Life was even nice enough to provide an easy to-do guide so you can make your own this year -you even have plenty of time to practice, but no ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/The-Grumpy-Cat-Pumpkin/

Dean Norris Spoils the End of Breaking Bad

(video link)Dean Norris plays Hank, the DEA agent in the TV series Breaking Bad. To be honest, this video contains no spoilers. But it would, if the powers that be had accepted Norris' script for the final episo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Dean-Norris-Spoils-the-End-of-Breaking-Bad/

Having Sibling Trouble? Try Praying to St. Jareth

Etsy seller GreaserCreatures sells a selection of great geek prayer candles, but I'm particularly intrigued by this Goblin King design. If I pray to it, do you think he might take away my older sister and turn her into a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Having-Sibling-Trouble-Try-Praying-to-St-Jareth/

Iron Man Light Up Goggles

 Iron Man Light Up GogglesAre you looking for a way to release your inner geeky playboy personality. Don the Iran Man Light Up Goggles from the NeatoShop. This spectacular pair of spectacles features LED lights that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/27/Iron-Man-Light-Up-Goggles/




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