Archive for September 12th, 2013

Sailor Scout Ponies

Now my cosplay theme for the next con is settled. Macklin Xu made custom ponies inspired by characters from Sailor Moon. You can see them all at the link.Hey, Sailor Moon fans: is Sailor Pluto still con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Sailor-Scout-Ponies/

The Real Mermaids of San Marcos, Texas

Spring Lake, fed by the springs of the San Marcos River in central Texas, once had an “Aquarena,” or submersible theater. Aquarena Springs resort operated for fifty years, beginning in 1949. It's main attract...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/The-Real-Mermaids-of-San-Marcos-Texas/

Billy-Bob Original Teeth

Billy-Bob Original Teeth Are you tired of friends judging you by your good hygiene and pearly whites? Add a little yellow to your grin with the Billy-Bob Original Teeth from the NeatoShop. These prop-quality false-t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Billy-Bob-Original-Teeth/

The Pope's New Car is a 29-Year Old Beater

(Photo: L'Osservatore Romano/AP)Pope Francis has a new car. Or, rather, a new-to-him car. Renzo Zocca, an Italian parish priest, offered his 1984 Renault with 186,000 miles, to the Pope:In response, the priest recei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/The-Popes-New-Car-is-a-29-Year-Old-Beater/

Blurred Sanford

[http://youtu.be/zClaFW3rsJg] (YouTube link)DJ Davyjones said he couldn't help but hear the Sanford and Son theme music every time the Robin Thicke song "Burred Lines" played. They just go together like peas and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Blurred-Sanford/

Steampunk Phaser and Tricorder

While the Enterprise's steam drive is offline, Commander Riker and Lieutenant Worf must take the trans-porter down to the planet to find dilithium coal. They prudently equip themselves with Flo Svensson's steamp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Steampunk-Phaser-and-Tricorder/

Blobfish Crowned World's Ugliest Animal

The votes are in. With a face only a mother could love (and only then if you were a blobfish mother), the blobfish has been elected by the Ugly Animal Preservation Society (previously at Neatorama) as the world's ugliest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Blobfish-Crowned-Worlds-Ugliest-Animal/

CERN Lecture Belt

This is why I love Neatorama: In our earlier post about Everyday Carry items, Neatoramanaut Daniel Kim told us about this beauty, the CERN Lecture Belt. The folks behind CERN Love blog told us all about it:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/CERN-Lecture-Belt/

Disney Villains Sugar Skulls

This art print from Esty seller NutCracks features villains from Disney movies illustrated as Day of the Dead sugar skulls! You see here Maleficent, Ursula, Cruela, the Queen of Hearts, and Snow White's stepmother the Ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Disney-Villains-Sugar-Skulls/

Bloody Syringe Shirley Temples

Shirley Temples are delicious and look pretty, but if you serve them before they've been mixed, they can make a fantastic Halloween drink. Just fill syringes with grenadine and serve them up in a glass of 7-Up.Linkshirle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Bloody-Syringe-Shirley-Temples/

The 2013 IgĀ® Nobel Prize Ceremony

Tonight, the 23rd First Annual Ig Nobel prize Ceremony is being held at historic Sanders Theater on the campus of Harvard University, from our friends at Improbable Research. Ten laureates will be honored for research an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/THe-2013-Ig-Nobel-Prize-Award-Ceremony-Live/

Amazing Space Facts You May Not Know

[http://youtu.be/Rv1iFvZ5gUE] (YouTube link)Jeff Wysaski decided to join in the long line of "amazing facts" videos you see so many of lately. However, his facts are augmented by the kind of thing he normally does. -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Amazing-Space-Facts-You-May-Not-Know/

Turn a Negative into a Positive

I agree with artist Dami Lee: every hurt is an opportunity to go kitten all over someone. Always look on the bright side of life.Linkwebcomic, As Per Usual, Dami Lee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Turn-a-Negative-into-a-Positive/

Sally Prestige Infant Costume

Sally Prestige Infant Costume'Twas twenty years ago that the world was introduced to Sally from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack Skellington's confidant and love interest may be a frail patchwork doll on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Sally-Prestige-Infant-Costume/

Bartman

Bartman by Dann Matthews It's simple, we kill the Bartman preferably while wearing this geeky chic T-shirt by Dann Matthews. Visit Dann at his official website and Facebook page, then check out his NeatoSh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Bartman/

Embarrassed in the E.R.

What's worse than a trip to the emergency room? A trip to the E.R. for something really humiliating. These are real-life E.R. reports."Forehead pain: Patient shot self in nose with BB gun.""Head injury: Rolled o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Embarrassed-in-teh-ER/

Reese's Chocolate-Dipped Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Like Sharknado, "Enough said!" We need creations like this in our lives. Trish dipped Eggo Minis in chocolate, then added them to ice cream sandwiches made of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.Link -via Love from the O...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Reeses-Chocolate-Dipped-Waffle-Ice-Cream-Sandwiches/

One World Trade Center Time-Lapse

[http://youtu.be/Nn11DWH_LEA] (YouTube link)Psst! Wanna watch the new World Trade Center being built in two minutes?One World Trade Center, or the Freedom Tower, stands at a symbolic 1,776 feet and is the tallest buildin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/One-World-Trade-Center-Time-Lapse/

Disney Princesses In Their Prince's Costumes

DeviantArt user godohelp has a great series of Disney princesses dressed in the outfits of their dream men. They may not be as pretty, but they certainly look a little tougher.Linkdisney, princesses, princes, art, godohe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Disney-Princesses-In-Their-Princes-Costumes/

The World's Best Lasagna

How can you possibly say that any recipe is "the world's best"? There is no body of experts that control such titles, but a lasagna recipe submitted to AllRecipes in 2001 by John Chandler has some impressive statistics t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/The-Worlds-Best-Lasagna/

Just a Turtle Wearing a Raspberry, No Big Deal

This could be the worst evolutionary strategy ever -replacing a hard shell with a delicious, soft fruit. Of course, it's possible that this is secretly a brilliant strategy -make yourself too adorable to resist.Linkraspb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Just-a-Turtle-Wearing-a-Raspberry-No-Big-Deal/

Escape from Tomorrow Trailer

(video link)Randy Moore's acclaimed but controversial surrealist fantasy/horror film Escape from Tomorrow has a trailer. Wikipedia has the story behind the movie:The film became one of the most tal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Escape-from-Tomorrow-Trailer/

The Tortoise and the Hare

Well, of course the hare took a dive. The odds were in his favor, so the insiders put all of their money on the tortoise, then made sure that the tortoise would win.Oh, and the tortoise? Yeah, he was in on it, too.LinkTh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/The-Tortoise-and-the-Hare/

What Is It? game 292

W00t! It's time for another collaboration with the ever-excellent What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this odd item is? This week, we are looking for funny and clever answers, not the correct one, but if you guess...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/What-Is-It-game-292/

Mummy and Black Cat Salt & Pepper Shakers

Mummy and Black Cat Salt & Pepper ShakersHalloween is right around the corner. Dress up your kitchen decor with the Mummy and Black Cat Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This frightfully fun set features...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Mummy-and-Black-Cat-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Bacon Banana Bourbon Cupcakes

It's the three B's of delicious cupcakes: banana, bourbon and bacon! Oh, and there's peanut butter too. More specifically, the cake is actually banana, the frosting is peanut butter-flavor, then there's a bourbon glaze a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Bacon-Banana-Bourbon-Cupcakes/

"It's Not Unusual" -Tom Jones' Signature Song

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.  Tom Jones' song "It's Not Unusual" is not only his signature the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Its-Not-Unusual-Tim-Jones-Signature-Song/

Merry-Go-Round Generates Electricity for School Kids in Ghana

This school in Ghana is off the electrical grid, so engineering students at Brigham Young University built a generator for it. As children spin on the merry-go-round, they charge batteries inside. Ben Markham, a missiona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/Merry-Go-Round-Generates-Electricity-for-School-Kids-in-Ghana/

11 Common Words with Very Specific Meanings on Food Labels

The Food and Drug Administration knows from experience that if terms are not strictly defined, manufacturers will push the boundaries of regulations as far as they can. That's why commonsense words that everyone sort of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/11-Common-Words-with-Very-Specific-Meanings-on-Food-Labels/

A Computer Designed Specifically for the Amish

(Photo: Adam Davidson/NPR)For religious reasons, the Amish avoid much of what may be called modern technology. But they do make exceptions and sometimes even use computers. Here's a photo from a recent Amish trade show i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/12/A-Computer-Designed-Specifically-for-the-Amish/




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