Archive for August 30th, 2013

Librarianship: The Role-Playing Game

Tumblr user Yitzus came across this amazing find:LOOK WHAT I FOUND! A TABLETOP LIBRARIAN GAME! WHO NEEDS DUNGEONS AND/OR DRAGONS WHEN YOU COULD BE FILLING OUT BUDGET SHEETS, DEALING WITH DRUNKEN PATRONS, AND FILING FOR G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Librarianship-The-Role-Playing-Game/

Fuggerei: The World's Oldest Housing Project

The world's oldest continuous "social settlement" is der Fuggerei in Augsburg, Germany. It was established 1521 by Jakob Fugger, a wealthy banker, merchant, and mining investor, to house the needy. The rent is the same a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Fuggerei-The-Worlds-Oldest-Housing-Project/

Disagreeing with Bill Watterson in the Style of Calvin and Hobbes

The artist Bill Watterson is most famous for his comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. In 1990, he gave a speech at Kenyon College about the ideals of an artist. Gavin Aung Than illustrated a portion of it, which went...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Disagreeing-with-Bill-Watterson-in-the-Style-of-Calvin-and-Hobbes/

The Story Behind Stockholm Syndrome

You've probably heard of "Stockholm Syndrome," in which a hostage begins to sympathize with his or her captor, such as in stories about the Patty Hearst case. But where did the syndrome get its name? From a case of bank...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/The-Story-Behind-Stockholm-Syndrome/

Disney's Grumpy Cat

I would love to watch any Disney movie in which Tardar Sauce derailed the plot with her charming personality. Eric Proctor showed her in five Disney movies. At the link, you can view our favorite cat in The Little Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Disneys-Grumpy-Cat/

You Can't Do Geography Under Pressure

Us vs. Th3m, the folks who brought us the maddening quiz You Can't Write Proper English Under Pressure, have another quiz to test your speed and concentration called You Can't Do Geography Under Pressure. It goes pretty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/You-Cant-Do-Geography-Under-Pressure/

Miley Cyrus VMA Costume Tutorial

[http://youtu.be/vU4VHdzbi7k] (YouTube link)It all makes sense now. The VMAs are held in August in order to influence the trendy Halloween costumes of the year! Forget Lady Gaga's outfit -that would take more than two mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Miley-Cyrus-VMA-Costume-Tutorial/

Creepy Doll Head Salt & Pepper Shakers

Creepy Doll Head Salt & Pepper ShakersDo you have a nagging feeling that something special is missing from your kitchen table? Brace yourself. We know what it is. You need the Creepy Doll Head Salt & Pepper Shake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Creepy-Doll-Head-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

ATM in the Restroom

Where else could you make a deposit and a withdrawal at the same time? Redditor dropstop spotted this perfect union of ATM and toilet in an unnamed strip joint.bathroom, restroom, ATM, toilet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/ATM-in-the-Restroom/

Chimp Wins $10,000 Art Prize

The Humane Society of the United States held an art competition for chimpanzees. The winner was announced yesterday. Brent, a 37-year-old retired laboratory chimp who lives at Chimp Haven in Louisiana, won the top prize:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Chimp-Wins-10000-Art-Prize/

10 Most EPIC Photos from Red Bull Illume 2013

Well, what do you expect from a company that dropped a man from orbit as a stunt? The 3rd Red Bull Illume Image Quest photography competition, where 6,417 photographers from 124 countries competed to submit the most epi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/10-Most-EPIC-Photos-from-Red-Bull-Illume-2013/

Artist Fled Russia After Painting Putin in Lingerie

Photo: Olga Maltseva What do you say to a Russian artist who has just painted President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in lingerie? Three words: "You better run."...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Artist-Fled-Russia-After-Painting-Putin-in-Lingerie/

Bicycle Powered Tree House Elevator

[http://youtu.be/E5FSWkjFPxs] (YouTube link)Ethan Schlussler has a treehouse 30 feet up. To get to it, he constructed an elevator out of a bicycle and a pulley system. Sweet! -via Tastefully Offensive treehouse, bic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Bicycle-Powered-Tree-House-Elevator/

"I Have Never in My Life Seen a Kentuckian Without a Gun, a Pack of Cards and a Jug of Whiskey."

Neatorama's own managing editor, Miss Cellania, hails from Kentucky. That's the state where public officials must swear an oath againts dueling. Andrew Jackson uttered the words in the post title. Having worked with Miss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/I-Have-Never-in-My-Life-Seen-a-Kentuckian-Without-a-Gun-a-Pack-of-Cards-and-a-Jug-of-Whiskey/

Fat But Fit: Metabolically Healthy Obesity

Photo: Suzanne Tucker/Shutterstock Can you be fat and healthy at the same time? Apparently so, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who say...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Fat-But-Fit-Metabolically-Healthy-Obesity-mpfz/

When Judges Fight

Forget the gavel! When push comes to shove, Mexican judge Justice Miguel Angel Falcon decided that trial by combat was better than all that lawyerly stuff: A Mexican judge sprang from his chair t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/When-Judges-Fight-spfz/

Doctor Who Character Cake

J.B. Cada and Stephanie Santos of the Regali Kitchen made this Doctor Who cake for Jolly on his birthday. It's a a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting (I'm sold right there) and edible characters. Notice...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Doctor-Who-Character-Cake/

This Cat Is Best Friends With His Dinner

(Video Link)If Tom and Jerry ever just dropped their pesky hijinks, I think they'd realize that they could be friends this close together. Heck, even I want to join in on this snuggle party.Via Pets Ladyvideo,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/This-Cat-Is-Best-Friends-With-His-Dinner/

Oh The Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss Notepad

Oh The Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss NotepadYou have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. Put a notepad in your pocket to write all the things that you choose. The Oh The Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss Notepad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Oh-The-Places-Youll-Go-Dr-Seuss-Notepad/

Facebook Sells 'Social Butterfly Blue' Nail Polish

Facebook is selling its own nail polish. The color "Social Butterfly Blue" is available at the "campus store" at Facebook's Menlo Park, California, headquarters. In other news, Facebook's headquarters has its own store....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Facebook-Sells-Social-Butterfly-Blue-Nail-Polish/

How to Make A Head-In-A-Jar Costume

This horrific costume looks great and is sure to freak out everyone who sees it. You can learn how to make your own head-in-a-jar costume with the handy instructions thanks to 30 Handmade Days.Linkcostumes, halloween, ja...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/How-to-Make-A-Jar-In-A-Head-Costume/

The Kindergarten Shaped Like a Cat

(Photos: Adriano A. Biondo)From both the front and the back, this kindergarten building in Karlsruhe, Germany looks like a cat:Designed by artist Tomi Ungerer and architect Ayla-Suzan Yöndel, the education...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/The-Kindergarten-Shaped-Like-a-Cat/

Tenth Life Cat Adoption Ad

[http://youtu.be/w0GssBJ0uM8] (YouTube link)Students at Webster University in St. Louis produced this ad for Tenth Life Cat Rescue. Adopt today and you'll be on your way to fulfilling Saturday nights! -via Arbroath cat s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Tenth-Life-Cat-Adoption-Ad/

Delightfully Geeky Wedding Centerpieces

Erin and Peter are a crafty couple, so they made their own centerpieces -and boy are they delightfully geeky. From the Hitchhiker's Guide to Firefly to Portal, I'd be thrilled to have these at my future wedding.Linkcente...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Delightfully-Geeky-Wedding-Centerpieces/

Ticket Validating Machine

We love the work of Mentalgazzi, a German street art collective. This is a ticket validating machine, which is in either Berlin or Cologne depending on the source.Link -via Global Street Artstreet art, Mentalgazzi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Ticket-Validating-Machine/

Slow Motion Wedding Guests

[https://vimeo.com/72365593] (vimeo link)The video production company Super Frog Saves Tokyo set up a photo booth at the wedding of Ellie and Quang that had a high-speed camera to take slow-motion videos. Snippets of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Slow-Motion-Wedding-Guests/

Chicken, Waffles and Bacon...Count Me In

Chicken and waffles may be delicious, but the combo is hard to munch on with your fingers. That's why Dude Foods combined the two in the form of chicken and waffles wings. Oh, and did I mention there's bacon? Yes, Dude F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Chicken-Waffles-and-BaconCount-Me-In/

The Cheese Doctor is In

Benjamin Wolfe's obsession with mold is going to change cheese making forever. And it's going to be delicious. (Image credit: Flickr user DJ Mitchell)In the underground vaults of the Cellars at Jasper Hill, a ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/The-Cheese-Doctor-is-In/

Fix Everything With Duct Tape Tales

(Video Link)What could be better than the Duck Tales theme song? How about a song that teaches you how to repair everything, including cancer? Ok, maybe this song exagerates a little...but it's still great.Via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Fix-Everything-With-Duct-Tape-Tales/

Optimus Prime Bib and Hat

 Optimus Prime Bib and HatAre you waging war against oppressively boring baby items? Transform your favorite sentient being into an adorable eating machine with the Optimus Prime Bib and Hat from the NeatoShop. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/30/Optimus-Prime-Bib-and-Hat/




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