Archive for November 2nd, 2013

Cats Wearing Tights

You might remember the strange Chinese meme of dogs wearing pantyhose. Cats were jealous, and decided to get in on the act -but a cat wearing human clothing doesn't have quite the same effect. After all, the average cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Cats-Wearing-Tights/

Diving Equipment Designs, c. 1459

According to Retronaut, these images show diving suit designs from Hans Talhoffer’s 1459 book Alte Armatur und Ringkunst. I can’t confirm that, but I can confirm that Talhoffer’s classic text o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Diving-Equipment-Designs-c-1459/

10 Real Life Female Role Models as Disney Princesses

You probably recognize the women pictured even in their "Disneyfied" versions. But would your children know them? Artist David Trumble responded the same way many of us did when we saw the "Disneyfication" of Princess Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/10-Real-Life-Female-Role-Models-as-Disney-Princesses/

Interacting with Babies

Add a diaper failure and spit ups then you've nailed it, Sarah! Cartoonist Sarah Andersen of Doodle Time (previously on Neatorama) illustrates in five panels what most single adults think or feel interact...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Interacting-with-Babies/

Chocolate-covered Potato Chips

A flavor combination you never craved before will soon be a reality. Coming any day to a Target store near you: Lay's Wavy Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate. I am not making this up. The salty-sweet snack is a limite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Chocolate-covered-Potato-Chips/

Turkey Salt & Pepper Shakers

Turkey Salt & Pepper ShakersThanksgiving is right around the corner. Dress your table with the Turkey Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun set is made of glazed ceramic. Get your Turkey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Turkey-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Argument: The US Should Have Just 2 Time Zones

At Quartz, economist Allison Schrager argues that it’s time for the United States to ditch daylight saving time. For all of the reasons that CGP Grey provides in the video below, I agree: it’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Argument-The-US-Should-Have-Just-Two-Time-Zones/

Cat Loves the Pet Shop

[http://youtu.be/TS6z_9aBI1E] (YouTube link)Graham is a cat who hangs out at the Pets at Home store in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK. He doesn't belong to anyone who works there, but he's not a stray, either. Graham comes and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Cat-Loves-the-Pet-Shop/

Rob the Balloon Guy

"Bad jokes. Awkward dancing. Amazing balloons," Rob the Balloon Guy's website promises. But please, no robbery - that'll just make him feel deflated. Rob the Balloon Guy has got the best tagline...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Rob-the-Balloon-Guy/

Bear Fights 80-Year Old Man in Hand-to-Paw Combat, Survives

(Photo: longhorndave)Yusuf Alchagirov, 80, is a shepherd in Kabardino-Balkaria, a region of Russia near the Georgian border. A bear attacked him in a raspberry field last week. Mr. Alchagirov took it in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/80-Year-Old-Man-Fights-Bear-in-Hand-to-Paw-Combat-Survives/

Clever Anti-Theft Locks for Bike Components

(Photo: Sphyke)When I was a freshman in college, there was a rash of bicycle seat thefts. Not whole bikes--those could be secured to racks--just the seats. Thieves would take them and…well, I’m not sure what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Clever-Anti-Theft-Lock-for-Bike-Components/

Bodybuilder's Dance

[http://youtu.be/CJYWzuadDiA] (YouTube link)At the Open Cup in St. Petersburg, Russian bodybuilder Vadim Skornyakov spiced up his pose routine with a funny lip-sync and dance. His body says, "Muscles!" while his face say...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Bodybuilders-Dance/

Maple Pumpkin Brulee Cheesecake

If you actually cook up your pumpkins after Halloween rather than just carving them and then throwing in them in the trash, it's time to get baking. If you're tired of the same old pumpkin pie recipe, why not try your ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Maple-Pumpkin-Brulee-Cheesecake/

Which is the Real Khal Drogo?

Image: (Left) HBO; (Right) Kenneth Pfeifer Photography Will the real Khal Drogo stand up? Blizzard Entertainment employee René Koiter dressed up as Khal Drogo from HBO's hit series Game of Thron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Which-is-the-Real-Khal-Drogo/

How Romance Wrecked Traditional Marriage

What is often called "traditional marriage" today is not so much traditional as it is a modern concept of people linking up in some ritual manner to make a family because they love each other. It may be a good idea, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/How-Romance-Wrecked-Traditional-Marriage/

Sherlock, Starring Benedict Kittybatch

Halloween may be over, but it's never too late to appreciate a cute critter in a costume -especially when that costume happens to be super dorky like this kitty in the Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock ensemble. The best par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Sherlock-Starring-Benedict-Kittybatch/

Robot Tape Measure

Robot Tape MeasureMake measuring child's play with the Robot Tape Measure from the NeatoShop. This great little tape measure is retractable and designed to look like a toy robot. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Robot-Tape-Measure-2/

When Did Two-Strapping Get Cooler Than One-Strapping?

The headline confused me -I had no idea what it meant. It's about backpacks and how to wear them. Those who write and comment on the internet fall heavily between the ages of 18 and 40, and they all carried backpacks to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/When-Did-Two-Strapping-Get-Cooler-Than-One-Strapping/

Pregnant Belly Paintings

Where the Wild Things AreSteam PunkAfrican Scene Carmine Bee-EatersAutumnMegumiArtists can do a lot with pregnant women’s bellies. We’ve previously seen them used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Pregnant-Belly-Paintings/

This Week at Neatorama

You may have noticed how dark it is in the morning when you get up lately. We're going to fix that, as Daylight Saving Time ends and we go back to Standard Time. Set your clocks back one hour before you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/This-Week-at-Neatorama-177/

The Real Mother of Dragons

How does a mother of triplets absolutely win at Halloween? Well, she can take advantage of her brood by making them into three dragons, which just so happens to be the same number that Daenerys Targaryen has in ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/The-Real-Mother-of-Dragons/

Boats Made from Aviation Fuel Tanks Left over from the Vietnam War

(Photo: Hilli Rathner)During the Vietnam War, the jets of the United States Air Force were equipped with expendable, external fuel tanks. When these metal-skinned tanks were used up, pilots dropped them where they were.V...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Boats-Made-from-Aviation-Fuel-Tanks-Left-over-from-the-Vietnam-War/

Growing Up Blind

[http://youtu.be/K_P8kQg1Qq8] (YouTube link)Tommy Edison (previously at Neatorama) tells us about his childhood as the only blind kid in his family and in school. He can't really give us a comparison because he has been...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Growing-Up-Blind/
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