Archive for October 25th, 2013

Texting while Driving: How Much Getting Caught Will Cost You in Various States

While fatal car crashes are on the decline, fatalities due to accidents involving cell phones - including talking on the phone and texting while driving - are on the rise. In fact, texting while driving is now th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Texting-while-Driving-How-Much-Getting-Caught-Will-Cost-You-in-Various-States/

If You Strike at a King, You Must Kill Him

Jeremy Kaye of the webcomic Up and Out should be worried. That knife doesn’t have nearly the reach that he needs.Pro tip: got spiders in your house? You need a flamethrower.webcomic, Up and Out, Je...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/If-You-Strike-at-a-King-You-Must-Kill-Him/

Mexican Standoff with Freddie Wong

[http://youtu.be/IHQr0HCIN2w] (YouTube link)Freddie Wong meets Key & Peele in an episode of the cop drama Law & Order: Wizard City. When the dialogue gets just as complicated as it can possibly be, it ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Mexican-Standoff-with-Freddie-Wong/

Practical Joke at the Library

Bring a hedgehog into the library and frantically ask the clerks where they keep the reverse spell casting books.— Richard McCarthy (@Rich_McCarthy) April 17, 2013 If the staff is well-trained, they’ll refer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Practical-Joke-at-the-Library/

Yummy You Hello Kitty Scarf

Yummy You Hello Kitty ScarfAre you looking for a deliciously fun way to spice up your winter wardrobe? You need the Yummy You Hello Kitty Scarf from the NeatoShop. This tasty knit scarf features your favorite Hello Kitty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Yummy-You-Hello-Kitty-Scarf/

The Mummy's Curse

Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Egypt in 1922. On March 24, 1923, novelist Marie Corelli warned him in the press that bad things happen to those who desecrate tombs. Within two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/The-Mummys-Curse/

Amazing Hellraiser Stained Glass Shows Pinhead in 3D

Pinhead is remarkably lifelike in this stained glass piece by Nicole Cantú. The 2 by 3 foot sculpture is mounted in a light box. “Lord of Leviathan,” as she calls the piece, is her con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Amazing-Hellraiser-Stained-Glass-Shows-Pinhead-in-3D/

Breaking Bad on Ice

Breaking Bad assistant editor Sharidan Williams-Sotelo produced a figure-skating homage to the show for AMC. Really. May contain spoilers, but probably not. You will see Walt ice skating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Breaking-Bad-on-Ice/

The Origin of Halloween and Trick or Treating

[http://youtu.be/gFRTgOOwphg] How did Halloween come into being? And when did we start dressing up and going trick and treating anyhow? Today I Found Out's newest YouTube clip explains it all: The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/The-Origin-of-Halloween-and-Trick-or-Treating/

Nicholas Cage Morphsuits

Your Halloween costume may be cool, but it's not Nicholas Cage cool. Like the actor once said about his movie Face/Off, "Without tooting my own horn - I think it's a masterpiece." We wholeheartedly agre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Nicholas-Cage-Morphsuits/

The Tragedy of Duck Face Syndrome

[http://youtu.be/XrC-xVnaxB4] (YouTube link)You know how your mother told you that your face would freeze like that? How wise she was!It starts simple, with just a little Duckface here and there, and before you know it,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/The-Tragedy-of-Duck-Face-Syndrome/

Baby's Dream Adventures

Inspired by the creative works of Adele Enersen, Anna Eftimie and Anne Geddes, freelance artist and mother-of-three Queenie Liao imagines the dream of her child Wengenn. In her album Wengenn in Wonderland, Liao c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Babys-Dream-Adventures/

Steve Wozniak Doesn’t Have Home Broadband

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he doesn't need the new iPad. He has no interest until it can carry a 256GB file storage. Why does he need to carry so many files? Because it's hard for him to get on the internet. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Steve-Wozniak-Doesnt-Have-Home-Broadband/

How Exactly Does the Tea Kettle Whistle?

Image: The Aeroacoustics of a Steam Kettle, The Physics of Fluids Fresh from solving the mystery of why coffee rings form, physicists were eager to tackle life's next big question - one that has been puzzl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/How-Exactly-Does-the-Tea-Kettle-Whistle/

Bad British Basketball Commentary

[http://youtu.be/HxYikubciDE] (YouTube link)Remember the video What Baseball Sounds Like to the British? They've done it again, this time with the American sport of basketball. This is not so much British, outside of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Bad-British-Basketball-Commentary/

Mummy Dearest Apron

 Mummy Dearest ApronHalloween is almost here. Give your Mummy a sweet treat this Halloween with the Mummy Dearest Apron from the NeatoShop. This devilishly fun apron features a 3-dimensional mummy wrapping texture a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Mummy-Dearest-Apron-2/

Cat Survives Bolt Through the Head

A cat in Wainuiomata, New Zealand, survived a crossbow bolt right through his head. When his owner Donna Ferari found him, Moo Moo was taken to a local vet who referred him to Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Cat-Survives-Bolt-Through-the-Head/

Simon's Cat in Scary Legs

[http://youtu.be/19jaOSNibkU] (YouTube link)Scary legs -you know what that means, don't you? Spider! But if you are scared of spiders like Simon is, you'll be glad to have a cat around to eat them for you. But sometimes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Simons-Cat-in-Scary-Legs/

USS Enterprise vs. Millennium Falcon Jack-o'-Lantern

Who would win? Well, the ‘Falcon is obviously outclassed here. If it was the Enterprise against a Super Star Destroyer, then we might have a real fight on our hands. Or if the Millennium Falco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/USS-Enterprise-vs-Millennium-Falcon-Jack-o-Lantern/

Worldwide Woofs

Artist and physicist James Chapman explains how dogs around the world sound in 14 different languages with Worldwide Woofs, a print available at Etsy. He also has a chart for birds chirping in their native tongues for sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Worldwide-Woofs/

Always Bring A Towel

If there's anything The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy teaches us, other than the importance of the number 42, it's that you never want to forget a towel. With that in mind, this fantastic messenger bag by Nerd By Nig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Always-Bring-A-Towel/

The Happiest Costume on Earth

Rob Cockerham of Cockeyed goes all out for Halloween costumes, and his homemade creations tend to win contests left and right. This year, he is Disneyland! He constructed a miniature replica of the theme park, made to we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/The-Happiest-Costume-on-Earth/

You're Dreaming Again

If you're reading this, then you're still asleep. Please wake up. You've got to wake up. We can't do it from the outside. Maybe this signal will get through as text on a screen. But only you can wake you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Youre-Dreaming-Again/

Just Call Her Princess Vader

I think I just found my Halloween costume. Just kidding, you really can't get away with this kind of adorable costume if you're over the age of 10 -as much as I wish I could. Although, I still wouldn't be surprised if I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Just-Call-Her-Princess-Vader/

How to Find Sunken Treasure

(Image credit: Flickr user César Rincón) Modern treasure hunting isn’t all maps and shovels—it takes science, too.STEP 1: PICK A SHIPWRECKThere are plenty of ships in the sea. According...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/How-to-Find-Sunken-Treasure/

Happy Little Clouds With Happy Little Dogs

Reader Tanah Snyder was inspired by all of our recent animals in costumes posts (all from readers like you who sent in their submissions to jill@neatorama.com), so she tried to get her critters into the Halloween sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Happy-Little-Clouds-With-Happy-Little-Dogs/

Skeleton RIP Spooky Sipper

 Skeleton RIP Spooky Sipper (sold individually)Halloween is coming. Are you entertaining the idea of throwing a small Halloween bash? Make sure you make it a spooktacular time with the Skeleton RIP Spooky Sippers fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Skeleton-RIP-Spooky-Sipper/

Woman Rides Horse to DMV to Get Her Driver's License Back

(Photo: AP Photo/Lisa BillingsThe Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles suspended Ashlee Owens’s license. It said that it did not have proof of her car insurance. Ms. Owens insisted that the DMV was wrong and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Woman-Rides-Horse-to-DMV-to-Get-Her-Drivers-License-Back/

Art Costumes

Redditor Pontdepierre offered this Halloween costume idea, recreating the painting of Saint Sebastian by Peter Paul Rubens. A pretty decent likeness, huh? It's part of the list 17 Brilliant Art History-Inspired Halloween...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/Art-Costumes/

The History of the Word "Dude"

(The Dude t-shirt, now on sale at the NeatoShop)So, like, what, dude, is a “dude”? In The Atlantic, J.J. Gould traces the origin of the word. In modern English, the context matters a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/25/The-History-of-the-Word-Dude-2/








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