Archive for October 31st, 2013

Virgin America Safety Video

[http://youtu.be/DtyfiPIHsIg] (YouTube link)Virgin America goes all out for a memorable in-flight safety video that tells you all the regular stuff with a catchy tune. It's a good thing they recorded this in a huge hanga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Virgin-America-Safety-Video/

The Best Tweets of Halloween

Children, CHILDREN, are coming to my door expecting handouts. What happened to this country.— Sean Thomason (@TheThomason) October 31, 2013 Kids, watch out for razor blades in candy. They're just empty calories!...

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The Most Haunted Graveyard in the World

The cemetery Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh, Scotland, was established in the 1560s. That has given it plenty of time to gather restless spirits, legends, paranormal sightings, and famous residents. It's the home of th...

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The Real Life Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes

Did Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes out of thin air? Elementary, my dear Neatoramanauts, he did not. Meet the real life inspiration for Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Joseph Bell, a physician and lecturer at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/The-Real-Life-Inspiration-for-Sherlock-Holmes/

Heroic Bus Driver Saves Woman from Jumping off Bridge

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9l2TaLb9Xs](Video Link)Darnell Barton drives a bus in Buffalo, New York. On October 18, he was driving about 20 high school students on an overpass over an expressway when he saw ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Heroic-Bus-Driver-Saves-Woman-from-Jumping-off-Bridge/

Mouse vs. Cookie

[http://youtu.be/QM6MNw7i6Ng] (YouTube link)A little mouse in Russia has found a huge treasure: a cookie that's bigger than he is! Well, the Russian translation is literally "cookie," but other sources call it a cracker....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Mouse-vs-Cookie/

Batter Up Spatula

Batter Up SpatulaDid your favorite team just win the World Series? Celebrate this historic moment by baking up something fantastic with the Batter Up Spatula  from the NeatoShop. This silicone spatula is shaped like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Batter-Up-Spatula-2/

US States as Labeled by an Australian Who Knew Nothing of Its Geography

(Larger image) The United States of America sure has a lot of states, and to most non-Americans, the details of which states is which sure can get lost. Fast. Here's a hilarious annotation of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/US-States-as-Labeled-by-an-Australian-Who-Knew-Nothing-of-Its-Geography/

Of Wolves and Men and Delicious Little Girls

The legend of the werewolf has evolved over centuries, but its genesis is the wolf. Only a couple of hundred years ago, wolves were plentiful in Europe and posed a real danger to the people who lived there. In the rural...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Of-Wolves-and-Men-and-Delicious-Little-Girls/

LadyBird, Chip and Deeds Rule Halloween

While most of our cute animal photos have been emailed to us, but today Heather Arment sent in pictures through our Facebook -hey, if cute pictures get to us, we're happy no matter what the delivery system. LadyBird...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/LadyBird-Chip-and-Deeds-Rule-Halloween/

Win A Free NeatoShop Shirt On Facebook

Hey guys and ghouls, want to win a free shirt from the NeatoShop, like the Invader Zolo above? Then head over to our Facebook and like and comment on this post to enter.You have until midnight PST tonight and you must li...

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Lobstah for Halloween

I guess we should be able to recognize Sir Patrick Stewart out and about tonight for the Halloween festivities! He posted this just this afternoon. Wouldn't it be great to run into him at a seafood restaurant dressed lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Lobstah-for-Halloween/

18 Gorgeous Steampunk Lamps by Machine Age Lamps

One day, Shawn Carling wanted to give his father a unique Christmas present. Earlier, Carling had found an old Farmall tractor dashboard, so he decided to turn that into an old-timey lamp for his dad - Carling th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/18-Gorgeous-Steampunk-Lamps-by-Machine-Age-Lamps/

Princess Deadpool

Geeks Are Sexy reader Britannie sent in several pictures of her three-year-old daughter in her Princess Deadpool costume. Isn't she adorable? She posed with other cosplayers at Pax 2013.See even more pictures of this mos...

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14 Awesome Geeky Jack-O-Lanterns

Ready to carve your pumpkin just in time to put it on the porch before the trick or treaters show up? Then perhaps these 14 great geeky pumpkins on Make Us Of can provide you with a good source of inspiration. They have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/14-Awesome-Geeky-Jack-O-Lanterns/

True Facts About The CuttleFish

[http://youtu.be/GDwOi7HpHtQ] (YouTube link)Ze Frank's True Facts series returns with a look at that odd cephalopod the cuttlefish. They aren't fish; they are mollusks, but they don't have an outer shell. They have a cut...

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8 Bizarre Corn Snacks From Japan

Americans love their corn, but while we think of it as a staple of a basic diet, the Japanese think of it as a tasty novelty treat. In fact, InventorSpot has a great list of 8 crazy corn-based snacks you won't believe ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/8-Bizarre-Corn-Snacks-From-Japan/

Let Them Eat Candy!

After a summer of watermelon and popsicles, today we enter the season of candy holidays: Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Easter (and someday they will figure out how to sell lots of candy for Thanksgiving). Fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Let-Them-Eat-Candy/

I Dreamed My Whole House Was Clean Paper Guest Towels

I Dreamed My Whole House Was Clean Paper Guest TowelsHaving a bunch of people of for the holidays? Put out some cheeky guest towels to celebrate the occasion. The I Dreamed My Whole House Was Clean Paper Guest Towels fro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/I-Dreamed-My-Whole-House-Was-Clean-Paper-Guest-Towels/

M.C. Escher's Refrigerator

Sometimes you go to the 'fridge looking for one thing and end up in a completely different place. M.C. Escher's refrigerator, as imagined by Carolyn Hiler of A Zillion Dollars Comics, is ideal for that....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/MC-Eschers-Refrigerator/

Simpsons Couch Gag Spoofs The Hobbit

[http://youtu.be/PSAOXkf0-oU] (YouTube link) The Simpsons continues its series of elaborate opening couch gags that spoof pop culture phenomena. This time, its The Hobbit. Yeah, the video says...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Simpsons-Couch-Gag-Spoofs-The-Hobbit/

Tia Makes Quite the Daisy

What happens when you mix a doggy sweatsuit and a few felt petals? You get an adorable little flower that might not be all too happy about being a cute little daisy. Reader Renee Davies sent in this picture of her l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Tia-Makes-Quite-the-Daisy/

What Is It? game 299

Now it's time for our collaboration with the awesome What Is It? Blog! What is this thing? You don't have to know to win!Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you...

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Daan Botlek's 3D Street Art

Daan Botlek, a street artist in Rotterdam, made these murals in Leipzig. He exhibited them as part of the “If Paradise is Half as Nice, Part 2” show, a display of the works of five Dutch arti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Daan-Botleks-3D-Street-Art/

The Death of Harry Houdini

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Few men (or women) in any field of human endeavor rise to become the u...

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The Rockin' Addams Family

[http://youtu.be/YFW5B3A-bBI](Video Link)The Addams Family isn't just creepy and kooky, or even just spooky, they're also pretty gosh darn rocking -especially when The Human Tim gets a hold of it. The Human Tim has alrea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/The-Rockin-Addams-Family/

Koray Karagözler's Beautiful Watercolor Tattoos

TangoTomatoZen Circle 3KingfisherTree of LifeKoray Karagözler is a tattoo artist in Alyana, Turkey. He creates and inks beautiful designs reminiscent of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Koray-Karagzler-Beautiful-Watercolor-Tattoos/

Pixel the Zombie Fighter

If your dog is not going to be a monster for Halloween, she might as well be a badass monster-fighting warrior! Nadine Gilden's pug Pixel is all dressed for Halloween as Michonne from The Walking Dead, complete...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Pixel-the-Zombie-Fighter/

Listen to a Performance from the Western World's Oldest Surviving Song

(Photo: National Museum of Denmark)This is the Seikilos Column. It’s a marble tombstone from the first or second century A.D. A railroad engineer found it 1883 in Tralleis, Turkey. He sliced off the bottom so that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Listen-to-a-Performance-from-the-Oldest-Surviving-Song/

Snoopy's Dish Salt & Pepper Shakers

Snoopy's Dish Salt & Pepper ShakersIs your kitchen decor hungry for an update? Try adding Snoopy's Dish Salt & Pepper Shakers to your decor. This fun and functional set features Snoopy from The Peanuts. The shake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/31/Snoopys-Dish-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/








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