Archive for October 26th, 2013

The Skeleton Horse

Sandy Cramer of Knot Just Rope tack shop has a jet black horse named Raven. Raven is very patient and stood for 2.5 hours for her Halloween paint job as a skeleton. The ten-year-old horse was first painted for Halloween...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/The-Skeleton-Horse/

Scorpion Venom is Actually Painkiller to Grasshopper Mouse

Image: Ashlee Rowe The sting of the venomous bark scorpion is painful, and thus serves as a deterrent to the arachnid's predators. But it seems to have the opposite effect on grasshopper mice - not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Scorpion-Venom-is-Actually-Painkiller-to-Grasshopper-Mouse/

Human Organs Made with Vegetation

Camila Carlow, an artist based in Bristol, UK, shapes plants into the forms of human organs. Her series “Eye Heart Spleen” has remarkably life-like results. She scours the countryside for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Human-Organs-Made-with-Vegetation/

Pop Culture Pumpkins

There's no mistaking who's face is glowing in the dark on this Jack-o-lantern, unless you've never heard of Breaking Bad. Heisenberg is an ominous sight on a dark night! This pumpkin by Ed Seymour is one of 25 C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Pop-Culture-Pumpkins/

Captain Ain't Afraid of No Ghost

It's almost Halloween and reader Cassandra Gallegos did a great job meeting the deadline to finish her handmade Ghostbusters costume on time. Captain, her precious little chihuahua mix, might not look too excited to be d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Captain-Aint-Afraid-of-No-Ghost/

Darth Vader Pet Costume

Darth Vader Pet CostumeHas your dog sworn his allegiance to the darkside? Bend to his will and get your powerful pooch the Darth Vader Costume from the NeatoShop. This forceful costume is perfect for chasing down re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Darth-Vader-Pet-Costume/

American Ethnic Foods Section

If you were an American living on the other side of the pond, these are the foods you might start to miss. Redditor AxleTheDog posted a picture of the American section in the ethnic food aisle at the Tesco store in Rochd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/American-Ethnic-Foods-Section/

Sea Lion Snatches Fish out Fisherman's Hands

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGz-NIBZwEw](Video Link)Mike “The Griz” Ritz runs Adventures South of the Border, a deep sea fishing guide business in Baja California. Here he is with Pacho, a local fisherman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Sea-Lion-Snatches-Fish-out-Fishermans-Hands/

What the Camera Sees

If you don't recognize him, who would you guess this young man in the picture to be? A musician posing for an album cover? An actor in a movie? A model on a fashion photoshoot? This is Lewis Powell in a photograph taken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/What-the-Camera-Sees/

Adventure Is Calling

Photographer Shane Black had a comfy job, but the dream of traveling across the United States to capture the majestic beauty of America's most beautiful spots had always been in the back of his mind. One day, Black was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Adventure-Is-Calling/

Murphy Pet Bed

(Photos: Murphy's Paw Design)Here’s a clever way to provide a bed for your pet that’s out of the way during the day, when you’re awake but your dog or cat would like a nap.Or something...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Murphy-Pet-Bed/

Big Cat Rescue's Growloween

[http://youtu.be/PcdKmZc6-vo] (YouTube link)Halloween at Big Cat Rescue in Florida means giving pumpkins and other gourds to the cats to play with (and nom). This year, they've spiced things up by giving the lions, tiger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Big-Cat-Rescues-Growloween/

These Doritos Are Kind of Cheesy, But Also Fancy

Love cheese and Doritos, but tired of Nacho Cheese Doritos? Then you just might love the new limited edition flavor just released in Japan - Camembert flavor. These tasty treats will be available from now until Janu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/These-Doritos-Are-Kind-of-Cheesy-But-Also-Fancy/

The Most Popular Boys' Names, State by State, from 1960 to the Present

Reuben Fischer-Baum, who created the map of The Most Popular Girls' Names, State by State, from 1960 to the Present, has his followup ready, this time for boys' names. Naming baby boys is a less trendy venture, and there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/The-Most-Popular-Boys-Names-State-by-State-from-1960-to-the-Present/

11-Year Old Invents a Better Sandbag

(Photo: Discovery Education/3M)Peyton Robertson lives in Florida, America’s hurricane magnet. So he knows how much damage a flood can do and the value of a wall of sandbags when the water rise.Most sandbags used fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/11-Year-Old-Invents-a-Better-Sandbag/

People Make Me Sick [no. 1035 - @Colt_Seethers]

~Illustrated by: Mark Winter~ People make me sick, unless you cook them properly.— PonyBoy™ (@Colt_Seethers) March 5, 2013 Illustrator Mark Winter, puns, cooking,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/20/People-Make-Me-Sick-no-1035-ColtSeethers/

Fozzie Bear Laplander Hat

Fozzie Bear Laplander Hat (front and back shown)Attention The Muppets fans! Are you looking for a winter hat that is a real riot? Behold the fuzzy Fozzie Bear Laplander Hat from the NeatoShop. This fabulous fleece lined...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Fozzie-Bear-Laplander-Hat/

Death Warmed Over: Funeral Food, Rituals, and Customs From Around the World

Food has always been a part of our funeral rituals, no matter where you are from. The act of consuming food is a shared community experience, a show of support for the grieving, and an act that can be described as symbol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Death-Warmed-Over-Funeral-Food-Rituals-and-Customs-From-Around-the-World/

Cool Car Ad Filled with Optical Illusions

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UelJZG_bF98](Video Link)This clever ad for the Honda CR-V shows a wide array of clever optical illusions. As the viewer’s perspective shifts, objects change size, ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Cool-Car-Ad-Filled-with-Optical-Illusions/

This Week at Neatorama

We've been getting ready for it all month, and finally Halloween arrives this week. Have you ever noticed that Halloween always falls at the end of the month? That can be a pain, as my neighborhood draws hundreds of tric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/This-Week-at-Neatorama-176/

Hipster Riding a Camel

John posted about the story of how Ashlee Owens rode her horse to the DMV to get her driver's license back - and that was hard to top, but I think I've found a mode of transportation that's even stranger. Behold...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Hipster-Riding-a-Camel/

Portraits in Airline Seatbelt Buckles

Here at Neatorama we love the work of the Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian. We’ve seen her re-arrange book titles to create stories, mend real spider webs with sewing thread and, most famously, re-create ol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/Portraits-in-Airline-Seatbelt-Buckles/

The Squishing of the Squash

[http://youtu.be/2CzXH2Eg1hw] (YouTube link)This video from the Oregon Zoo is actually titled Lily's First Halloween, but squishing squash is what the elephants did Friday. Samudra, Packy, the baby Lily, and other elepha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/26/The-Squishing-of-the-Squash/




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