Archive for November 1st, 2013

Animal Defense Mechanisms

The koala wasn’t always this vicious. But during ten years in the pen after that bank job gone wrong, he had to get nasty.Now he can get regular knives. Probably a gun, if he wanted to—he’s got connecti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Animal-Defense-Mechanisms/

War on Kincade

Artist Jeff Bennett (DeviantART member RolandDeschane) takes the works of Thomas Kincade and improves them with elements from the Star Wars universe, in a series called War on Kincade. The pastoral landscapes now have sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/War-on-Kincaid/

The Prettiest Bug Infestation Ever: Ladybug Swarms

Image: NewsChannel5 One lady bug is pretty and two is twice as pretty. But how about thousands of ladybugs swarming your house? That's what happened to parts of the Midwest, as Emily Luxen of NewsC...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/The-Prettiest-Bug-Infestation-Ever-Ladybug-Swarms/

Solar Power Camel

(Photo: Paul Salopek/National Geographic)Paul Salopek, a Pulizer Prize-winning journalist, is walking in the path of humanity’s ancient ancestors. For his Out of Eden project, he’s traveling the like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Solar-Power-Camel/

Domo and Friends Figure Set

Domo and Friends Figure SetAre you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Domo fan? Behold the Domo and Friends Figure Set from the NeatoShop. This collectors set includes 3 vinyl figurines: Domo, Tashanna, and M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Domo-and-Friends-Figure-Set/

Iceland, But Not Iceland

During their 91 days in Iceland, Mike Powell and Juergen Horn took a drive all the way around the country. This can be done in 16 hours in the ring road, but they took three weeks to see the sights. Near the remote town...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Iceland-But-Not-Iceland/

Man Has Amazing Finger-Snapping Skills

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VViXFIbJNbk](Video Link)Darren Drouin of Toronto, Ontario can do amazing things with his hands. You may be able to snap your fingers, but can you work them like musical instruments? Mr. Dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Man-Has-Amazing-Finger-Snapping-Skills/

New Cannonball Run Record

The 1981 film Cannonball Run portrayed a group of "highway scofflaws and degenerates" who race across the United States while ignoring the 55-mph speed limit. The movie inspired others to see how fast one can re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/New-Cannonball-Run-Record/

The Empire State Building Halloween Light Show

(Photo: The Empire State Building Realty Trust)The Empire State Building in New York City has a sophisticated new light system. Last night, it lit up for Halloween festivities. You can view many more photos here*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/The-Empire-State-Building-Halloween-Light-Show/

Stalking Cat Compilation

[http://youtu.be/b7debB7Nsok] (YouTube link)You might recall the Ninja Cat video we posted a few years ago -oh my, it's been FIVE YEARS already! After that one became a viral hit, apparently a whole bunch of people decid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Stalking-Cat-Compilation/

Iron Man Caterpillar

Images: (left) steamdino/imgur (right) Paramount Pictures/Marvel Studios - via IMDB Avengers assemble, or better yet, metamorphose into a gorgeous moth. Imgur user steamdino found this Oleander Haw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Iron-Man-Caterpillar/

The Honey Boo Boo Clans Wins Halloween

This is what happens when one reality TV family dresses as another reality TV family. The Shannon-Thompson family of the show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, who found success by never taking themselves too seriously,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/The-Honey-Boo-Boo-Clans-Wins-Halloween/

Kub Basin by Victor Vasilev: Optical Illusion or Bathroom Sink?

Optical illusion or bathroom sink? You'd be forgiven if you thought that this ultramodern bathroom basin isn't real. Victor Vasilev, a Milan-based architect, designed this minimalist bathroom sink out of carrara...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Kub-Basin-by-Victor-Vasilev-Optical-Illusion-or-Bathroom-Sink/

NASA's Pumpkin Carving Contest

[http://youtu.be/gaSv12OKVJA] (YouTube link)The annual pumpkin carving contest at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory had all the geeky elements you'd expect: power tools, laser etching, gears, animation, lights, smoke mach...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/NASAs-Pumpkin-Carving-Contest/

Stylin' Embroidered Sriracha Necklace

Is there anything more fashionable than delicious spicy food? Well, maybe there usually is, but when it comes to this cool handmade embroidered Sriracha pendant by Captain Nook. Sure, it might not make your food taste sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Stylin-Embroidered-Sriracha-Necklace/

Pot Holder

Pot HolderOh, the stress of the holidays. Don't worry we have something to help you take the edge off. Behold the Pot Holder from the NeatoShop. This delightful leaf shaped pot holder is made of silicone. It is perfect f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Pot-Holder/

The Cheerleader Effect is Backed by Science

The "Cheerleader Effect" is a theory advanced by the character Barney Stinson on the TV show How I Met Your Mother (although it did not originate with him) that says women look more attractive in a group than th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/The-Cheerleader-Effect-is-Backed-by-Science/

Left or Right Tail Wags Indicate Different Emotional Responses from Dogs

(Photo: Orin Zebest)Yes, your dog is wagging its tail. But there’s more to it than that. Dogs are like onions: they have layers. The tail wag is a nuanced expression. According to researchers led by Giorgio Vallort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Left-or-Right-Tail-Wags-Indicate-Different-Emotional-Responses-from-Dogs/

Dell to Replace Smelly Laptops

Customers have been complaining about some models of Dell's Latitude E6430u laptop, saying they smell of cat pee. Some say the overwhelming odor makes the computer unusable.A Dell customer, going by the name of “th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Dell-to-Replace-Smelly-Laptops/

Historically Accurate Snow White

We previously featured Claire Hummel's drawings showing how Disney princesses would dress if their costumes were historically accurate. Now here's a cool take on her Snow White drawing turned into an actual dress by Devi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Historically-Accurate-Snow-White/

Walter White Tells Lame Chemistry Jokes

Respect the chemistry.You don’t do that by making terrible chemistry jokes. But I guess you will if you’re a high school chemistry teacher. Redditor luannyboyz showed deleted scenes from Breaking Bad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Walter-White-Tells-Lame-Chemistry-Jokes/

We're Officially In Love With The Gamorrean Pug Guard

Remember Chubbs, the cute little pug that was banthapug and a wampug the last few Halloweens? OK, you probably don't, but you should because Chubbs is pretty much the cutest pug in costume ever. Anyway, here she is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Were-Officially-In-Love-With-The-Gamorrean-Pug-Guard/

The Most Canadian Story You've Read All Week

The headline is Fark's reference to a story from Regina, Saskatchewan, about a motorist who'd left his wallet on a trailer he was pulling. The wallet was flung off onto the road, burst open, and cash flew everywhere. Ano...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/The-Most-Canadian-Story-Youve-Read-All-Week/

13 Horrifying Ways to Die (if You're an Arthropod)

Alex Wild, a wildlife photographer, compiled a list with photos of terrible ways to die if you're a bug*. For example, this trap-jaw ant from Belize wasn't pregnant. The swelling in its belly was from a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/13-Horrifying-Ways-to-Die-if-Youre-an-Arthropod/

10 Celebrities Who Spied on the Side

For some of these big-name personalities, spying taught them the skills that made them famous; for others, being famous made them the perfect spies.1. Roald Dahl: The Ladies’ Man Who Fell in Love with Wr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/10-Celebrities-Who-Spied-on-the-Side/

Looking to Maximize Your Candy Consumption? Here's A Guide

Now that you've gotten all your Halloween candy, whether from your kid's trick or treat stash or your own leftover candy, it's time to enjoy eating all those sweets and if you want to do it right, you'll want to maximize...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Looking-to-Maximize-Your-Candy-Consumption-Heres-A-Guide/

The Incredible Hulk Cookie Jar

The Incredible Hulk Cookie JarAre you passionate about your cookies?  Are they so good that they need to be protected by someone with near limitless superhuman strength? Entrust your most precious possessions to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/The-Incredible-Hulk-Cookie-Jar-2/

An Honest Trailer for Thor

[http://youtu.be/ztTG4P44164] (YouTube link)With the sequel Thor: The Dark World opening November 8th, it's about time the original Thor got the Honest Trailer treatment. I had the same reaction as Scre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Thor/

Q-Tips and Earwax Appetizer

Dan Whalen of The Food in My Beard made this appetizer with Halloween in mind, but it’s really appropriate for any get-together. In the absence of sufficient quantities of earwax, he used a pesto s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Q-Tips-and-Earwax-Appetizer/

Is Forrest Gump's Run Even Possible?

In the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, Forrest goes on a run one day and keeps running for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours. He crosses the United States completely twice, and partially another couple of times....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/01/Is-Forrest-Gumps-Run-Even-Possible/










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