Archive for September 25th, 2013

Friendly Sea Sponge

(Photo: Mauricio Handler/National Geographic)Mauricio Handler photographed this sponge off the coast of Curaçao in the Caribbean. Some people think that it looks like Cookie Monster, but I agree with Joe Hans...

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A Day in the Life of a "Doublefaced" Girl

Photos: Sebastian Bieniek Two-faced lover never looked this artistic! Berlin-based artist Sebastian Bieniek tells the story of a day in the life of a real life Janus in his photography series "Double...

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The Blob was Inspired by a True Story

The 1958 Steve McQueen movie The Blob was about as ridiculous as a B-movie could get. The monster from outer space was a living piece of jelly that ate people and grew, eventually eating half a small town. The f...

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Neatly Stacked Shirts Reveal Superheroes

Redditor Laki2 took an idle moment from the retail lifestyle to arrange these shirts beautifully. Now his task is to ensure that no one messes them up.LinkBatman, Superman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Neatly-Stacked-Shirts-Reveal-Superheroes/

Walking on Skulls

Thai artist Nino Sarabutra laid down 100,000 hand-made miniature porcelain skulls on the floor and asked art gallery visitors to walk on them. With every step, visitors will be treading on skulls, which sets up t...

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Anything's a Hat (If You Make it a Hat)

[http://youtu.be/gsejp1b1rw0] (YouTube link)My brother is a photographer by trade, and every time the family had a photo session, we would always include a "funny hat" picture to celebrate the end of it. Those are the be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Anythings-a-Hat-If-You-Make-it-a-Hat/

How Not to Help Baby Birdies

I can't help but wonder if this would actually help them stay alive -at least for a short while, and, assuming the gentleman ate food suitable for the little birds. Illustrator Josh Mecouch created this strip for his For...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/How-Not-to-Help-Baby-Birdies/

27 Drinks Made From Coffee

[http://youtu.be/CeTyXKanY_4] (YouTube link)For some reason, I always thought there was just coffee, and then there was coffee with other stuff in it. This mental_floss video features guest host Wheezywaiter from The Gas...

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Businessman and Homeless Man Fall Down: Would You Help?

[http://youtu.be/XuxOrCoYnV0] A man, walking with a crutch, falls down. Would you help? Of course, you say? Would the man's appearance matter? Be honest now. Diego Dolciami and Matteo Moroni of DM Pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Businessman-and-Homeless-Man-Fall-Down-Would-You-Help/

Big Bird Adult Kit

Big Bird Adult KitIs Big Bird a giant canary, lark, or golden condor? We don't know. All we know is that he is amazing. What other 8-foot, 2-inch tall bird do you know that can roller skate, ice skate, dance, and sing. W...

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Monkeys Whisper When Talking About Someone They Don't Like

Image: Ltshears/Wikipedia You know the feeling that people are talking about you when they start whispering as soon as you enter the room? Well, don't walk into this cage of cotton-top tamarins at the Cent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Monkeys-Whisper-When-Talking-About-Someone-They-Dont-Like/

Artist Installs Zippers Everywhere

There's a hidden world beneath the surface, just waiting for us to explore it. Japanese street artist Jun Kitagawa installed zippers to show us the way. Johnny Strategy writes:One of his most fascinating works are an ong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Artist-Installs-Zippers-Everywhere/

Shower Experiment

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Jeff Van BuerenSan Francisco, CaliforniaSouth American shower heads are sometimes of very unusual design (see photos). They often ha...

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COOKIES!

Cookies! by Winter Artwork Forget gamma rays! Low blood sugar can make you super grumpy. The solution? What else? COOKIES! We love this design by Winter Artwork, and you should too! Check out Wint...

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Stephen Hawking's Big Ideas Made Simple

[http://youtu.be/D6lFGJdwRyo] (YouTube link)What theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has contributed to our body of knowledge fills many volumes. A good short course is his most popular book, A Brief History of Tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Stephen-Hawkings-Big-Ideas-Made-Simple/

I Ain't Afraid of No Costume

We've all seen our share of Ghostbuster costumes before, usually they're either the Ghostbusters themselves or the Stay Puft Marshmallow -I've never seen anyone going as the movie's logo before. If you want to be a more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/I-Aint-Afraid-of-No-Costume/

Places as Metaphors

This morning we read that George Harrison, then unknown in the U.S., was introduced in Illinois as "the Elvis Presley of England." Such metaphors can help us explain unknowns by relating them to what is known. However, m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Places-as-Metaphors/

Atheism vs Theism vs Agnosticism vs Gnosticism

Do you believe in God, or do you believe that there is no God*? Just how sure are you? Depending on your answer, you may be an atheist or a theist along the spectrum of surety with agnosticism on one end and gno...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Atheism-vs-Theism-vs-Agnosticism-vs-Gnosticism/

The Real Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg

(Image: David Bachrach/Library of Congress) For a long time, it was thought that there was only one existing photograph of President Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/The-Real-Abraham-Lincoln-at-Gettysburg/

Break Sweet With These Breaking Bad Cupcakes

There are worse things to get addicted to than cupcakes, but when they are coated in Blue Sky, it still might not be worth the risk. Either way, I'd be willing to take my chances on these sweet treats by Blakey Cakes, es...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Break-Sweet-With-These-Breaking-Bad-Cupcakes/

Minnie Mouse Kigurumi

Minnie Mouse KigurumiYoo Hoo! Why hello. Come closer and check out the Minnie Mouse Kigurumi costume from the NeatoShop. This delightful pajama style costume features buttons up the front, a tail on the back, and Minnie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Minnie-Mouse-Kigurumi-2/

All the James Bonds Combined

Six actors, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig, have portrayed James Bond in feature films (David Niven also played Bond in Casino Royale in 1967, but man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/All-the-James-Bonds-Combined/

The UK's Doubly Thankful Villages

(Photo of Upper Slaughter by bixento)The shocking horror of World War I touched every corner of the United Kingdom. It brought death to every city, town and village..except for 52. In 52 villages, all of the men who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/The-UKs-Doubly-Thankful-Villages/

What Is It? game 294

It's once again time for our collaboration with the wonderfully entertaining What Is It? Blog. Do you know what the pictured items are? Can you make up something totally wacky? That's what we're looking for: th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/What-Is-It-game-294/

Snow Day At the San Diego Zoo

(Video Link)Here in sunny San Diego, we don't get much snow. Luckily, our zoo knows how much certain animals absolutely adore the fluffy white stuff, so they periodically provide a cool blanket of snow for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Snow-Day-At-the-San-Diego-Zoo/

The First Beatle to Visit America

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. It was mid-September of 1963, fifty years ago. The Beatles were alread...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/The-First-Beatle-to-Visit-America/

Hello by ka-92

What? You're not going to wave back? That's rude! Go on, wave hello back to that ... thing there drawn by deviantARTist ka-92. Then sloowly but surely back away. Back far, far away ...monster, ka-92...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Hello-by-ka-92/

Super Nintendo Parenting

Other parents seem to have it so easy. They know just how to maneuver their children. But Lunarbaboon's character keeps falling down and none of the cheat codes that he found on the internet work.Linkwebcomic, Lunarbaboo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Super-Nintendo-Parenting/

Introducing the NeatoShop Pinterest

Hey Neatonauts! Can't get enough of the great NeatoShop products we feature on the blog? Have a hard time keeping up with the new items added to the shop almost every day? Then start following the new NeatoShop Pinterest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Introducing-the-NeatoShop-Pinterest/

Patrick Strattner's Absurd Inventions

Automatic upper and lower full mouth toothbrushBattery operated back hair 2 in 1 shaving and grooming systemThree wheeled foot propelled bristle sweeperInspired by the SkyMall in-flight airline catalog, Los Angeles-based...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/25/Patrick-Strattners-Absurd-Inventions/










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