Archive for September 11th, 2013

My Little Brony

(College Humor Link)Bronies have become so ubiquitous that they've entered the My Little Pony toy market! Great for engaging young imaginations… but adults can have fun with them, too! For ages 8 and up. Way up.My...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/My-Little-Brony/

11 Rejected Canadian Flag Designs

Canadian independence was a gradual process. Even as recently as 1965, it had no official national flag. This became a major political issue, so the government invited citizens to contribute designs.Adrienne Crezo of Men...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/11-Rejected-Canadian-Flag-Designs/

Hello Kitty Caterpillar

This is actually the caterpillar form of the Chinese Bush Brown butterfly (Mycalesis gotama), but that face is familiar all over the world as Hello Kitty.As you can probably imagine, these cute caterpillars are...

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Rock n Brew Guitar Tea Infuser

 Rock n Brew Guitar Tea InfuserSure you have heard of the air guitar, but have you heard of the water guitar? It's where after you have rocked out so hard that you are utterly exhausted. So you sit down quietly and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Rock-n-Brew-Guitar-Tea-Infuser-2/

Amazing Sushi Art

Tama-Chan, an incredible sushi artist in Japan, can recreate famous images in rice, seaweed and fish. If you've ever wanted to eat a Vemeer painting without getting in trouble with the museum guards, this guy can set you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Amazing-Sushi-Art-2/

The World's Longest Apple Drop

[http://youtu.be/5triW1_sKKc] (YouTube link)Remember that time an apple fell on Sir Isaac Newton's head and he discovered gravity? This video compilation pays tribute to the concept. To celebrate Gravity Day (which was M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/The-Worlds-Longest-Apple-Drop/

DuckTales + Street Fighter

The video game Street Fighter and cartoon DuckTales both premiered in 1987. Why was there never a crossover? Javiera shows us a scene from a game that, tragically, never existed for 80s kids.LinkDuck Ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/DuckTales-Street-Fighter/

When a Book is Really Good

Now I'm wondering what book it is. This kind of recommendation should be a jacket blurb! Comic by Josh Devine. Link -via Pleated-Jeans book, toilet, Josh Devine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/When-a-Book-is-Really-Good/

Matryoshka Hardware: Everyday Carry and Beyond

I'm fascinated with people who are far more organized that I am. Like data scientist Seth Brown, for example, who has systematically organized his gears and hardware into different levels of complexity, depending...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Matryoshka-Hardware-Everyday-Carry-and-Beyond/

Wrecked Names on Cakes

Cake Wrecks has a collection of cakes on which someone's name was just plain wrong. This one stood out to me. What do you think it was supposed to be? Surely someone didn't name their new baby Felony! The rest o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Wrecked-Names-on-Cakes/

T-Shirt Size Distribution at a Computer Science Conference

Twitter user @kapravel tweeted this photo showing a vastly different T-shirt size distribution at a computer science conference for the Linux operating system. We see similar shift in the sales of various...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/T-Shirt-Size-Distribution-at-a-Computer-Science-Conference/

Questions In Need of Answers - No. 9: Which Companies Have the Worst Customer Service? Lowes? Virgin America Visa?

What’s going on with customer service from big corporations in America these days? If this past week is any indication, nothing great, that’s for sure. Not sure which recent experience was worse, Lowes or V...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Questions-In-Need-of-Answers-No-9-Which-Companies-Have-the-Worst-Customer-Service-Lowes-Virgin-America-Visa/

Australian Pig Gets Drunk and Picks a Fight with Cow

Just another Saturday night? Not this time, because it was a real feral pig that had too many beers at a camping area near Port Hedland in the Pilbara.The animal was seen stealing three six-packs of beer from campers bef...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Australian-Pig-Gets-Drunk-and-Picks-a-Fight-with-Cow/

This Just Might Be the Cutest Finn Around

Little Finn here just happens to be the son of John Nettles, photographer at City Light Studios, and a huge fan of Adventure Time.  All he needs now is a Jake to follow him around.Link Adventure time, cosplay,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/This-Just-Might-Be-the-Cutest-Finn-Around/

Pleats Fingerless Gloves

Pleats Fingerless GlovesPleating, the art of taking cloth and doubling it over onto itself and stitching it or tacking it into place. For many of us pleating reminds us of the roaring 20's where box-pleated skirts were a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Pleats-Fingerless-Gloves/

Smaller Balls, Better Dads

Ball shrinking in progress (Photo: amidala76/Shutterstock) Ladies, looking for a mate to sire your offsprings? If yes, know this: size matters. But when it comes to caring for infants - think s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Smaller-Balls-Better-Dads-mfzz/

Hello Kitty Beer

Oh, that Hello Kitty. She's got everything: spa, jet plane, restaurant, gold business card, castle (yes, Hello Kitty castle) ... the list goes on. It's enough to drive one mad with envy. And if yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Hello-Kitty-Beer-sfzz/

Heineken's World Bottle Plan

It's the kind of thing you heard about all the time now, but back in the 1960s, a scheme to build houses out of beer bottles on a large scale was way out there. Heineken had a real plan, though, which never got far off t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Heinekens-World-Bottle-Plan/

Anatomical Sweatshirt

Etsy seller Tyler Sharpe found this delightfully weird vintage sweatshirt. It has a flap on the front to show the interior arrangement of the human head. Wear it to freak out your friends more than you normally do.Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Anatomical-Sweatshirt/

Whodunit: An Alarming Jewel Heist

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/2013/09/11/Whodunit-An-Alarming-Jewl-Heist/

These Glowing Jell-O Shots Are Just Plain Batty

Want something amazing to enjoy at your Halloween party? Then offer up these blacklight-responsive Jell-O shots made with vodka tonics. Don't worry, the quinine from the tonic is all-natural and responds to blacklights....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/These-Glowing-Jell-O-Shots-Are-Just-Plain-Batty/

48 Things You Didn't Know Had Names

[http://youtu.be/-xJQyj8dSCg] (YouTube link)Everything has a name, although many aren't used in everyday life. You, as a Neatoramanaut, probably know some of these names, but you can still learn some new ones in the late...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/48-Things-You-Didnt-Know-Had-Names/

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Punch-Out!!

This clever print by Pacalin mashes up the classic Nintendo game Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! and a popular meme about celebrity physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.Next, I'd like to see Mike Tyson delivering an astrophysics lectu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Neil-deGrasse-Tysons-Punch-Out/

The Cave Church of St. Simon in Mokattam

The Coptic Monastery of Saint Simon on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, is not all that ancient, but it is magnificent. Built in 1976, it holds 20,000 people! The church serves the Zabbaleen, a group of former farmers who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/The-Cave-Church-of-St-Simon-in-Mokattam/

Milo Is All Ready for His First Day At School

(Video Link)One of the most important things a youngster can do while getting ready to return to school is to pick out the perfect outfit for the first day. Here, young Milo tries on a number of fashionable ens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Milo-Is-All-Ready-for-His-First-Day-At-School/

Dorothy and Wicked Witch of the East Legs Salt & Pepper Shakers

Dorothy and Wicked Witch of the East Legs Salt & Pepper ShakersWe have good news. Or haven't you heard? The house that began to pitch, the one where the kitchen took a slitch and landed on that witch in a ditch,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Dorothy-and-Wicked-Witch-of-the-East-Legs-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

The Difference Between Bluegrass, Old Time, and Celtic Bands

Don't click the link thinking you'll see a scholarly article that you can pick apart and argue about. These are differences that almost anyone can spot, but if you play, you'll nod knowingly while chuckling. A sample: *s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/The-Difference-Between-Bluegrass-Old-Time-and-Celtic-Bands/

Lucky Stormtrooper Cat

Lucky cats are a dime a dozen in Chinese shops, but if you want something special, a little paint can make a world of difference -as evidenced by this great stormtrooper cat made by Flickr user simon.Linksimon, cat, stor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Lucky-Stormtrooper-Cat/

Reading Textbooks for Pleasure

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.(Image credit: Flickr user Quinn Dombrowski)by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staffThere are many dying arts. Reading in general may be one of them...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Reading-Textbooks-for-Pleasure/

Pacific Rim: The Cake

It was the best blockbuster of the summer and now it is one of the summer's best cakes as well. This amazing Pacific Rim cake featuring a Jaeger and the Shatterdome was created by gifted husband and wife baking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/11/Pacific-Rim-The-Cake/










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