Archive for October 27th, 2013

Official Army Papier Mâché Cow for Milking Demonstrations

This photo from 1944 shows a papier-mâché cow owned by the Women’s Land Army, a women’s auxiliary organization in Australia (and other Commonwealth nations) during World War II....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Official-Army-Papier-Mache-Cow-for-Milking-Demonstrations/

Behind the Scenes of City Slickers

Billy Crystal has new book out called Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? In an excerpt at The Week, he tells some stories from the 1991 movie City Slickers*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Behind-the-scenes-of-City-Slickers/

The Water Cycle

Here's the cutest depiction of the Water Cycle you'll see today, courtesy of Nick Seluk of The Awkward Yeti. Water what? You know, the water cycle you learn in elementary school: how the sun heats up and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/The-Water-Cycle/

Funny Amazon.com Reviews for The 2009-2014 Outlook for Wood Toilet Seats in Greater China

The Icon Group, publisher of past runaway bestsellers such as The 2013 World Forecasts of Artificial Guts (Sausage Casings) Made of Hardened Protein or Cellulosic Materials is back with the hottest book of the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Funny-Amazon-Reviews-for-The-2009-2014-Outlook-for-Wood-Toilet-Seats-in-Greater-China/

The Halloween Party Weekend

I checked the front page of reddit and was impressed by how many Halloween costumes there were. Of course, it's because Halloween is Thursday, so many folks had costume parties and costume contests this weekend. By the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/The-Halloween-Party-Weekend/

An Autonomous, Self-Steering Robot Cane for the Blind

(Photo: Cang Ye/University of Arkansas at Little Rock)This robotic cane is the future of navigational canes used by visually impaired people. Dr. Cang Ye, a roboticist at the University at Arkansas at Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/An-Autonomous-Self-Steering-Robot-Cane-for-the-Blind/

Death Mints

Death MintsDo you know someone who has breath so bad it could knock a buzzard off a corpse? Offer them a death Mint from the NeatoShop. Each tiny tin coffin contains 100 wonderfully delicious mints. It is the perfect gif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Death-Mints/

Marching Band Illustrates Hollywood Blockbusters

[http://youtu.be/DNe0ZUD19EE] (YouTube link)After doing the Michael Jackson tribute last weekend, the Ohio State University marching band put together an entirely different show in a week's time, and it's a beauty! In th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Marching-Band-Illustrates-Hollywood-Blockbusters/

Prepare for the Worst: The Shining Hotel Is Digging Up a Pet Cemetery

This is not a Halloween scary story or a new Stephen King novel, the hotel that inspired The Shining, The Stanley Hotel, has recently announced that they will be digging up a historical pet cemetery on their pre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Prepare-for-the-Worst-The-Shining-Hotel-Is-Digging-Up-a-Pet-Cemetery/

How to Deal with Trick-or-Treaters in the UK

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHTIpNoh7Oc](Video Link)British actors Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry have been working together for three decades. Their recent work is nice. But in my opinion, their best work as a comedic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/How-to-Deal-with-Trick-or-Treaters-in-the-UK/

Why is Snot Green?

We should be grateful for snot, the nasal mucous that works overtime to combat the nasty bugs we inhale when we breathe. What causes it to be green is an enzyme, myeloperoxidase, which actually makes bleach to kill micro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Why-is-Snot-Green/

25 Fantastic Doctor Who Halloween Costumes

That's a pretty great TARDIS dress, but I'm really impressed by the girl in the background -I've never seen a Cassandra costume like this one. These aren't the only amazing Doctor Who costumes out there. In fact, Geek Su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/25-Fantastic-Doctor-Who-Halloween-Costumes/

Man Went Back Into Burning House to Save His Beer

Sure you love beer, but do you love it enough to, say, run into a burning house to save some? Meet Walter Serpit, world's biggest beer lover, as reported by WTVM9 in Columbus, Georgia: Six...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Man-Went-Back-Into-Burning-House-to-Save-His-Beer/

Math Proves Bacon Is a Miracle Food

Wired teamed up with The Food Network to turn data from their recipes into numbers -ratings numbers, that is- in order to compare different ingredients to answer various questions about what appeals to us the most. One o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Math-Proves-Bacon-Is-a-Miracle-Food/

Scroll Down To Riker

Scroll Down to Riker might just be my new favorite web toy. Essentially the website requires you to do what the site says and scroll down to see Star Trek The Next Generation's William T. Riker say something fantastic to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Scroll-Down-To-Riker/

Pet Lamb in a Skate Park

[http://youtu.be/5KdoQ53m5bY] (YouTube link)A guy in New Zealand took his pet lamb with him for a day of fun. Wherever he went, the little sheep named Jeff wanted to be right there with him, up and down the ramps of a sk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Pet-Lamb-in-a-Skate-Park/

We Are What We Eat

We are what we eat - via Jorge Tabanera's Behance page It needs more bacon! Spanish illustration Jorge Tabanera of Gatotonto created this playful illustration to remind us that we are what we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/We-Are-What-We-Eat/

Snoopy Bunting

Snoopy BuntingGood grief! Having an ordinary, normal costume like everyone else is boring. Promote your huggable baby to head beagle with the Snoopy Bunting from the NeatoShop. This adorable costume looks like the belove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Snoopy-Bunting/

A Final Toast to Fallen Comrades

Of the 80 men involved with Doolittle's Raid, only four survive today. They were hailed as heroes for giving the U.S. its first victory against Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor. After many years of raising a glass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/A-Final-Toast-to-Fallen-Comrades/

Couture Fashion for Pet Rats

New York City is notorious for its small living spaces, which is why it makes sense that rats are catching on as pets in the city, since they take up such small spaces. And of course, if New Yorkers fall in love with som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Couture-Fashion-for-Pet-Rats/

Famous Last Meals Arranged by Caloric Content and Fanciness

Cleopatra’s last meal was simple and healthy: figs. The Egyptian queen famous for her beauty met military disaster at Actium. After the Roman leader Octavian, later the Emperor Augustus, captured her, he ordered he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Famous-Last-Meals-Arranged-by-Caloric-Content-and-Fanciness/

Kitten Stalking a Cat

[http://youtu.be/8b-S2LzL1M8] (YouTube link)Awkward young Paris the kitten is stalking her older brother Rocky. A curtain between them gives Paris a bit more courage! Still, Rocky asserts his authority as the elder.Both...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/Kitten-Stalking-a-Cat/

A Suspended Bicycle Roundabout over a Highway

(Photo: IPV Delft)Bicycles are a common form of everyday transportation in the Netherlands, so it’s no surprise that this architectural delight can be found there between the cities of Eindhoven and Veldhoven. How...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/27/A-Suspended-Bicycle-Roundabout-over-a-Highway/






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