Archive for October 2nd, 2013

Otter Wants to Play

[http://youtu.be/zY3NJFfDB1M] (YouTube link)How many times have you stopped the car because you caught a glimpse of some wildlife, and then you don't see anything more? That's not the case here, because this riv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Otter-Wants-to-Play/

5 Yummy Facts About Cinnabon

Love Cinnabon? Who doesn't? This 5 Yummy Facts about Cinnabon post is the perfect article to read while you munch on the cinnamon-y goodness of a freshly baked cinnamon roll. Hmm, BRB. Going to the mall to get me some!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/5-Yummy-Facts-About-Cinnabon/

D.C. Businesses Respond to Government Shutdown

An estimated 800,000 federal employees are off work today without pay, as the U.S. government shutdown continues. In Washington, D.C., many local businesses are stepping up to help out the workers they depend on. The Was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/DC-Businesses-Respond-to-Government-Shutdown/

A Kiss from the Fairy Princess Revives the Knight

(Photo: periwinklepaints)Once upon a time, a brave knight charged forward in a joust against a wicked prince, only to be unhorsed and thrown to the ground, defeated. He would have remained there, but for the healing kiss...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/A-Kiss-from-the-Fairy-Princess-Revives-the-Knight/

Is a College Degree Worth It?

Hello, college graduates. It's October already, and you've been out of school for some months now. How's the job search going? Did you land that dream job yet? If they haven't already, your sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Is-College-Degree-Worth-It/

Kid's Wolf Hat

Kid's Wolf HatFall is here. Are you hunting for the perfect hat to keep your little wild one warm and cozy? Capture the Kid's Wolf Hat from the NeatoShop. This striking cable knit cap features faux fur and 3-dimensional...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Kids-Wolf-Hat/

Burger King Offers Free Wi-Fry

In order to promote its barely edible French fries, the American fast food chain Burger King distributed giant and thankfully fake French fries in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.Burger King has a new recipe for w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Burger-King-Offers-Free-Wi-Fry/

Desserts Inspired by Modern Art

Piet Mondrian's jelloJackson Pollock's Rice Krispie TreatsWhat does a Jackson Pollock painting taste like? You'll never have to get kicked out of a museum again to find out. Sarah Anne Ward, a food photographer, created...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Desserts-Inspired-by-Modern-Art/

The Wall Slid Down Again

(Photo: Stephen O'Flaherty)It's the architectural equivalent of the saggy pants fashion. Please get a belt. Your interior walls are showing.Alex Chinneck, whose wonderfully surreal works we've featured previously, design...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/The-Wall-Slid-Down-Again/

Cat Research Review

The following is from the magazine The Annals of Improbable Research.Research about, for, and/or by catscompiled by Tenzing A. Jones, AIR staffAn Enormous Gastro-Intestinal Hairball&ldq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Cat-Research-Review/

Boss Responds to Girl's Viral "I Quit" Video with His Own Interpretive Dance

Remember the viral "I Quit" video by Marina Shifrin, who quit her job at the Taiwanese animation company in style? She submitted her resignation video showing her dancing to Kanye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Boss-Responds-to-Girls-Viral-I-Quit-Video-with-His-Own-Interpretive-Dance/

Asteroid 4942 Munroe

The International Astronomical Union has named an asteroid after former NASA roboticist Randall Munroe of xkcd. The new name 4942 Munroe is a vast improvement over its pre-name designation of (4942) 1987 DU6. Munroe wrot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Asteroid-4942-Munroe/

Doctor Who Sale Over at the NeatoShop

The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is coming up next month, and what better way to celebrate than rounding out your collection of nifty Doctor Who items? We've got them on sale on th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Doctor-Who-Sale-Over-at-the-NeatoShop-2/

Janis Joplin's Final Interview

[http://youtu.be/VdF4b1_LQnQ] (YouTube link)Village Voice journalist and radio personality Howard Smith interviewed Janis Joplin by phone on September 30, 1970. No one knew it would be her last interview, and four days l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Janis-Joplins-Final-Interview/

Tom Clancy, R.I.P.

Tom Clancy, author of bestselling spy thrillers including The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears, died yesterday, October 1, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Tom-Clancy-RIP/

The Cursed Amethyst

Atlas Obscura is presenting its annual 31 Days of Halloween series, full of spooky and macabre stories about real people, places, and things. Today, we learn about the Cursed Amethyst.The Delhi Purple Sapphire (which is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/The-Cursed-Amethyst/

Ice Caps Penguin Plush and Baby Hat

Ice Caps Penguin Plush and Baby Hat Set (sold individually)Fall is here and soon there will be a chill in the air. Give the new little bundle a joy in your life a very sweet treat with the Ice Caps Penguin Plush and Baby...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Ice-Caps-Penguin-Plush-and-Baby-Hat/

More Delicious Dali Treats

Yesterday, I brought you guys the Breakfast of Dali and today, it's time for his Mae West Room dessert, as created by Le Belle Aurora Sugar Art. But that's not the only cake based on the work of famous artists. In fact,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/More-Delicious-Dali-Treats/

42 Idiom Origins

[http://youtu.be/WW5FDhsHkUg] (YouTube link)Were you like me and saw the headline as "42 idiot origins"? No, these are idioms, or figures of speech. He talks about how they don't "literally" mean what they say, but we kn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/42-Idiom-Origins/

Say Hello to the Lolita Avengers

For those unfamiliar with the many trends in Japan's harajuku fashions, lolita style involves rather doll-like clothing adorned with lots of frilly details and puffy petty coats. Need an example? Well, these four lolita...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Say-Hello-to-the-Lolita-Avengers/

Solve This Pzzlr: Ready, Aim, Fire!

Neatorama is happy to announce a new collaboration with Pzzlr, a site where you can always find a riddle to exercise your brain. Can you solve this one?In 1815 John Smith, a notorious Australian bushranger/outlaw, was c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Solve-This-Pzzlr-Ready-Aim-Fire/

Word Search Chalkboard Pumpkin

What does it take to turn a pumpkin into a word search? Nothing more than a little chalkboard paint, some white stickers and a few sticks of chalk. If you want to really help the scene, then a few wooden blocks, some glu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Word-Search-Chalkboard-Pumpkin/

Lip Cupcakes

Nicola Shipley of Tattoo-cakes makes these awesome art cupcakes with lips! The bottom right cupcake in the group picture looks as if it has just eaten a cupcake itself, don't you think? She can give them any expression y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Lip-Cupcakes/

Batman in Medieval Japan

Scott Wade imagined the Dark Knight in the Warring States (Sengoku) Period of Japanese history. The Bat-Signal now requires a lot more work from Commissioner Gordon than just flipping a switch. Batma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Batman-in-Medieval-Japan/

Panda Show Down: Red Or Giant?

There's no denying that both red pandas and giant pandas are both arodable, but in the battle of cuteness, who wins? They aren't closely related species (giant pandas are bears while red pandas are more closely related t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Panda-Show-Down-Red-Or-Giant/

The Heart Cherished by Frankenstein's Maker

Neatorama presents a guest post from J. Tithonus Pednaud of The Human Marvels. This story is condensed from his forthcoming book After Life: True Tales of the Wandering Dead.Most famous for his poems Prometh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/The-Heart-Cherished-by-Frankensteins-Maker/

You Can Make Your Baby A Strong Man This Halloween

This Halloween, show that you encourage his (or her) sideshow obsession by offering your babe this great strong man costume complete with a plush 150 pound weight. Then your little one will know that you will encourage t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/You-Can-Make-Your-Baby-A-Strong-Man-This-Halloween/

Stripes Ruby Slippers Socks

 Stripes Ruby Slippers SocksDing Dong! The witch is dead. Which old witch? The wicked witch!Wake up, you sleep head. The wicked witch is dead and you get to wear her socks instead. Yo-ho, yo-ho, yo-ho, yo-ho.Slip in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Stripes-Ruby-Slippers-Socks/

Baby Chick Snuggles with Cat

[http://youtu.be/-hTqmCUzeYA] (YouTube link)A little chick finds a soft place to cuddle up and sleep, right under Oscar's chin. Oscar doesn't seem to mind. -via Tastefully Offensive cat, chicken, chick, interspecies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/Baby-Chick-Snuggles-with-Cat/

A Model to Explain Cultures across the World

Richard Lewis, a British linguist, is a consultant who helps businesses communicate and promote their services in foreign environments. To help understand the differences between cultures, he created this model. National...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/02/A-Model-to-Explain-Cultures-across-the-World/




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