Archive for October 17th, 2013

French Toast Isn't French - Here's How It Got Its Name

Image: bhofack22/Bigstock French toast, that bit of gastronomical yumminess that is fried egg/bread combo, is an old dish. In fact, it predates the founding of France. According to the Apicius, a co...

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Toilet Hidden in a Stack of Books

Bookshelf, a blog that features neat and unusual bookshelves, says that this lovely commode can be found at the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets. What’s that, you ask? It’s a museum ded...

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Kyl21, the World's First "Sci-Fi" Popsicle

Image: Kyl21 - via Fast Co. These ain't your kids popsicles! Food designer David Marx of independent food lab The Science Kitchen in Berlin, Germany, has re-engineered the popsicle to make it fit fo...

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The Tattooed Librarians of Rhode Island

(Photo: Rhode Island Library Association)To promote libraries and awesomeness, the Rhode Island Library Association created a calendar illustrating the illustrated librarians and library workers in the state. The Tattooe...

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An Interview with Bill Watterson

Jake Rossen of mental_floss magazine got the opportunity for an exclusive interview with Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, which will appear in the December issue. Selected excerpts are at the website. Watter...

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Voodoo Doll Toothpick Holder

Voodoo Doll Toothpick Holder (toothpicks not included)Do you feel like your dinner parties are cursed? Invoke the spirits and make your next entertaining adventure a truly magical experience with the Voodoo Doll Toothpic...

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Siberian Husky Gets a Tiny Needle Felted Version of Himself Made from His Own Fur

(Photo: unknown)Rocket News 24 reports that this photo and others are circulating through Japanese-language Twitter feeds. Allegedly, they show one lucky Siberian husky who has a new friend: a tiny plush felted from his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Siberian-Husky-Gets-a-Tiny-Needle-Felted-Version-of-Himself-Made-from-His-Own-Fur/

A Relationship in 5 Minutes

[http://youtu.be/cQviPmj3kyg] (YouTube link)Autumn Stein and Matthew C. Flynn act out an entire relationship condensed down to five minutes. Granted, it's not a long-term relationship, and you can see why, -in fact it's...

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Is This Hot Mom a Fat-Shaming Bully?

Photo: Mike Byerly - via Maria Kang's official website Thirty-two-year-old mother of three little boys and fitness enthusiast Maria Kang posted that photo above, featuring herself (and her washboard a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Is-This-Hot-Mom-a-Fat-Shaming-Bully/

Ghoul Friend

[http://youtu.be/0xRCYmbvfEs] (YouTube link)Disney's latest Mickey Mouse Short has a Halloween theme. Mickey's car overheats on a dark and spooky road, and all I can think about is why would putting the loose radiator ca...

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Twi-Am

Twi-Am by Dann Matthews How many horsepower is in that car again? Dann Matthews mashed up the magical power of ponies with America's favorite muscle car. Perfect for your favorite Brony! Visit Da...

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Mechanical Engineers Discovered How the Arapaima Becomes Piranha-Proof

Image: Silk666/Wikimedia These are the sharp teeth of the feared piranha, a freshwater predator which, according to urban (or technically jungle) legend, can devour human or cattle that falls i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Mechanical-Engineers-Discovered-How-the-Arapaima-Becomes-Piranha-Proof/

Sinking Ship

[http://youtu.be/sLKnp5mjaSI] (YouTube link)In the latest video from Cyanide & Happiness, we get to watch a ship that's sinking somewhat like the Titanic. It just goes to show that whenever you make a rule,...

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Good Job, Baby Doll!

Gore has never looked so cute! Andry "Shango" Rajoelina (previously on Neatorama - don't miss his Justice League Families and Marvel Families) created this Kick-Ass inspired drawing, titled "Good...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Good-Job-Baby-Doll/

Halloween Costumes Inspired by the 1950s

Lucy and her bottle of Vitameatavegamin were spotted in Seattle in 2009. Then she was spotted with Ethel in their chocolate factory uniforms. There's also Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Dandridge, Audrey Hepburn, and a whole bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Halloween-Costumes-Inspired-by-the-1950s/

Sherlock Holmes Pocket Notebook

Sherlock Holmes Pocket NotebookIt your business to know what other people do not. You are a collector of data. But, where do you keep all these gathered facts? It is clear that you need the Sherlock Holmes Pocket Noteboo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Sherlock-Holmes-Pocket-Notebook/

The Cornfield Bomber

[http://youtu.be/3M2XZEYqIpQ] (YouTube link)The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force tells the story of the Cornfield Bomber, which would be better named the Wheat Field Fighter. Pilot Gary Foust tells how the Convair F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/The-Cornfield-Bomber/

The Invasion of the Jellyfish

The Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden had to shut down one of its reactors last week due to jellyfish clogging the cooling system pipes. Jellyfish come in all sizes and shapes, and although some species are deadly...

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College Women + Drinking = Rape?

When I saw the original headline late last night, I predicted waking up to an internet storm this morning. Slate published an article by Emily Yoffe entitled College Women: Stop Getting Drunk. It references several studi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Women-Drinking-Rape/

Yarnbomb Squid Tree

Jill Watt and her sister Lorna Watt knitted a squid to cover a magnolia tree! The art installation is part of the Downtown San Mateo (California) project. Lorna is their Artist in Residence, and shows us how the yarn bom...

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The Painful Story Behind Modern Anesthesia

On Oct. 16, 1846, the first surgical procedure was performed using an anesthetic. It was sulfuric ether, a technique developed by dentist William T. G. Morton, and it allowed surgeon John Warren to remove a tumor from th...

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What Is It? game 297

It's Thursday, so you know what it means, Neatoramanauts: it's time for the What Is It? Game, brought to you by the always amusing What Is It? Blog.What are these things in the pictures? Your guess can win you a free T...

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Unicorn at the Zoo

[http://youtu.be/rGnCHfCW6sI] (YouTube link)The unicorn exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo is brought to you by Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans. In this video, you'll learn some important facts about unicorns with the resident...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Unicorn-at-the-Zoo/

The First African-American Major League Baseball Player

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Okay, all you baseball fans, here's your question of the day: Who was...

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The Law of Urination: Mammals Urinate for the Same Duration

(Photo: Jackie)According to a paper released by Patricia J. Yang, Jonathan C. Pham, Jerome Choo and David L. Hu, mammals pee for roughly the same period of time. Both very large and very small mammals take about 21 secon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/The-Law-of-Urination-Mammals-Urinate-for-the-Same-Duration/

Improv Everywhere: Running of the Bulls

[http://youtu.be/gkm-DigpYLM] (YouTube link)The running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, is an annual event people from all over the world go to see. Improv Everywhere staged their own running of the bulls in Venice Beac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Improv-Everywhere-Running-of-the-Bulls/

Angry Chef Towel Stand

Angry Chef Towel StandIs your kitchen screaming for a makeover? We know decorating can be a frightfully large challenge and that's why we suggest cutting the project down to size. Take a stab at decorating by updating sm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Angry-Chef-Towel-Stand-2/

Laser Pointer Distractions

You're easily distracted, but think of it as a survival mechanism. Primitive hominids had to worry about their brains overheating from overuse. Now technology has freed humanity from that curse forever, as John McNamee i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/17/Laser-Pointer-Distractions/

Wonder Leia

(Photo: Savannah)Wonder Woman is now ready to save the entire galaxy in this cosplay display by Hakuchan that mixes the DC character with Leia in her iconic slave costume. Leia strangled Jabba the Hutt w...

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