Archive for October 30th, 2013

The World's Largest Chicken Nugget Weighs 51.1 Pounds

(Photo: Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal)We live in age of wonders. Although this enormous nugget is a novelty, one day, it will be a part of the everyday lives of our children.To celebrate its seventy-fifth an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/The-Worlds-Largest-Chicken-Nugget-Weighs-511-Pounds/

Light Goes On

[http://youtu.be/Z1Uw-lBuzIg] (YouTube link)Light painter Darren Pearson (previously at Neatorama) has a new video that follows a skeleton as it skateboards all around, blowing away any possible competitors. The skeleton...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Light-Goes-On/

Fashion Dos and Don'ts for Men

Are your friends and family helpfully issuing you fashion citations? Do people stare at you in public--and not out of admiration? Then you may benefit from Jessica Saia's helpful graphic explanatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Fashion-Dos-and-Donts-for-Men/

The Worst Nicknames for Medieval Rulers

How would it feel to go down in history as Alfonso the Slobberer, Ivar the Boneless, or Justinian the Slitnosed? Back when surnames weren't universal, nicknames were the way to distinguish this Henry from the other Henry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/The-Worst-Nicknames-for-Medieval-Rulers/

Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger

"Sorry, someone had to do it," wrote Tommy Up of PYT on the burger joint's Facebook page, when the restaurant released, nay, unleashed, the Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger. Well, no need to be sorry at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Deep-Fried-Twinkie-Burger/

Pope Francis and the Little Child

Pope Francis addressed families in St. Peter Square at the Vatican last Saturday. There's a video of the event, but it is four hours long. One of the highlights was a little boy who became attached to the pope, and came...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Pop-Francis-and-the-Little-Child/

Apple Spaceship Campus or Fish Market?

You've heard of it: the new Apple campus to be built in Cupertino, California, which looks like a futuristic circular spaceship. The new Pentagon-sized campus boasts space for 13,000+ employees, 1,000-seat flying...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Apple-Spaceship-Campus-or-Fish-Market/

Halloween Directions for Every Stage of Life

College Humor has a set of Google Maps-style directions for negotiating Halloween. The "early childhood" panel shown here is only the first: there are also directions for late childhood (in which you are the older siblin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Halloween-Directions-for-Every-Stage-of-Life/

Til Death Do You...Oh, Nevermind

We recently spotted a bride and groom to be getting slaughtered by Jason, but if that still wasn't a gory enough couple, perhaps you'd prefer this great wedding cake featuring both the bride and the groom decapitated. No...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Til-Death-Do-YouOh-Nevermind/

Gollum Laplander

Gollum LaplanderYou wants it, you needs it. You must have the precious Gollum Laplander hat. Master the cold weather with the Gollum Laplander hat from the NeatoShop. This great cap features Gollum from The Hobbit a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Gollum-Laplander-2/

The War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary

Today is the 75th anniversary of the legendary radio broadcast The War of the Worlds as interpreted by Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre On The Air. The radio play was based on the 1898 novel by H.G....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/The-War-of-the-Worlds-75th-Anniversary/

Pop Surrealist Intervention Art of Robert Brandenburg

A beautiful and idyllic landscape painting or a Norman Rockwell classic may look like finished pieces that belong on the wall to you and me, but to Robert Brandenburg, they're merely starting points for his artwork. You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Pop-Surrealist-Intervention-Art-of-Robert-Brandenburg/

32 Superstition Origins

[http://youtu.be/qFyDUaSi-5w] (YouTube link)The strange thing about superstitions is that people through the ages wondered about their origins. If they didn't know the story, they made one up …so actual origins ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/32-Superstition-Origins/

Sriracha Fumes Grip Town

Huy Fong Foods began production of their Sriracha sauce last year in a new 655,000-square-foot factory in Irwindale, California. The company had previously made Sriracha in smaller facilities in Rosemead. The company pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Sriracha-Fumes-Grip-Town/

Dinosaurs Made From Jack-O-Lanterns

We've seen plenty of elaborately carved pumpkins before, but never a set of pumpkins that make up one image so large -or so delightfully geeky as a dinosaur skeletion. It's like a Halloween version of a natural history m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Dinosaurs-Made-From-Jack-O-Lanterns/

Happy National Candy Corn Day!

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day, as if we didn't have a candy holiday already scheduled for the next day. National Candy Corn Day is a creation of the National Confectioners Association, as a way of reminding eve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Happy-National-Candy-Corn-Day/

Doctor Who Cassandra Lasagna

(Image: BBC)Lady Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17 appeared on the Doctor Who episode "The End of the World." It takes place five billion years into the future. Lady Cassandra claimed to be the last full-blooded human...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Doctor-Who-Cassandra-Lasagna/

Solve This Pzzlr: Brother and Sister

Neatorama presents our collaboration with Pzzlr, a site where you can always find a riddle to exercise your brain. Can you solve this one?Barry took his sister, Maureen, to his end-of-year work picnic. While there they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Solve-This-Pzzlr-Brother-and-Sister/

Cooper is a Boo-tiful Halloween Budgie

I've been asking people to send in images of their pets in costumes all month, but I can't say how excited I was to get a non-dog in my inbox this morning -especially a birdie since we so rarely get to see birds in costu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Cooper-is-a-Boo-tiful-Halloween-Budgie/

Riding a Chicken Like a Boss

Dublin-based graphic artist Richie Nolan visited his parents' farm and found himself bored. So he created this image of himself riding one of their chickens! That was a lot of fun, so he posted it on reddit, where it bec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Riding-a-Chicken-Like-a-Boss/

Block Menorah

Block MenorahHanukkah is right around the corner. Are you looking to build a new tradition for this joyous holiday season? You need the Block Menorah from the NeatoShop. This great set includes 40 colorful interlocking b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Block-Menorah/

Quilled My Little Pony

Quilling is the art of rolling, folding and curling paper into visual images. Szymon, an artist and brony from Poland, used the craft to recreate Rainbow Dash and Apple Bloom in paper. Even Dashie's cuti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Quilled-My-Little-Pony/

Broadway Bomb 2013

[http://youtu.be/2cF8oA0zn7A] (YouTube link)The annual Broadway Bomb is an unsanctioned 8-mile race through Manhattan from West 116th Street down to the Financial District on skateboards. The New York Police Department w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Broadway-Bomb-2013/

More Wonderful Animals Ready to Celebrate Halloween

Today I was so excited to find all kinds of adorable Halloween animal images in my inbox (jill@neatorama.com) and I can't wait to see what comes in over the next few days as Halloween edges closer and closer. First off,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/More-Wonderful-Animals-Ready-to-Celebrate-Halloween/

Highly Efficient and Effective Removal of Fat from Fried Chicken via Centrifugation

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.(Image credit: Flickr user avlxyz) by Lucas B. Carey, Michael Dinitz, and Desiree TilloDepartment of Computer Science and Applied Mathematic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Highly-Efficient-and-Effective-Removal-of-Fat-from-Fried-Chicken-via-Centrifugation/

Who You Gonna Call? Ghostcutie!

Cooper here was included in our June roundup of cute baby cosplayers in his cute little Delorean stroller and Marty McFly getup. Now he's back and geeky as ever with his revamped pushcart that's now decked out like the E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Who-You-Gonna-Call-Ghostcutie/

The Panda Twins' First 100 Days

[http://youtu.be/c30i79-FA3M] (YouTube link)Be prepared before you watch this, because you might melt from the sheer cuteness! Mei Lun and Mei Huan are twin male pandas born on July 15 at the Atlanta Zoo. In this video f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/The-Panda-Twins-First-100-Days/

"Old Man Tad Was Rather Miffed When He Noticed That Everybody Was Ignoring the Wonderful Potato Salad He Had Made for the Block Party."

Once I read that caption, I just had to post this image from Turning the Book Wheel, the tumblr blog of the Smithsonian Libraries. It’s an illustration by Theodor de Bry (1528-1598), a master engra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Old-Man-Tad-Was-Rather-Miffed-when-He-Noticed-That-Everybody-Was-Ignoring-the-Wonderful-Potato-Salad-He-Had-Made-for-the-Block-Party/

Dead Man's Bones

[http://youtu.be/kegF3MbNLzQ] (YouTube link)Every Halloween needs a dancing skeleton (or more than one). Comedian Nathan Barnatt (previously at Neatorama) dances all over dressed as the bones of a dead man, accompanied b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/Dead-Mans-Bones/

I, For One, Welcome Our New Sudoku Overlord

Meet Jin Ce, a 16-year-old teenager from China's Hangzhou Xuejun Middle School, who beat 236 other contestants from 35 countries to clinch the title of World Sudoku Champion. Sudoku - the logic puzzle where you f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/30/I-For-One-Welcome-Our-New-Sudoku-Overlord/
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