Archive for November 6th, 2013

Moose Metal Salt & Pepper Shakers

Moose Metal Salt & Pepper ShakersThe holidays are almost here. Are you looking to add a little woodland charm to your dining table? Invite the Moose Metal Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop to dinner. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Moose-Metal-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Optimus Prime at a Beauty Pageant

(Photo: Reuters)The organization that holds the Miss Universe beauty pageant hosts an annual costume competition. It really is more costume than cosplay—that is, dressing up as concepts rather than as characters. B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Optimus-Prime-at-a-Beauty-Pageant/

This Infographic is Just Wrong Enough to Sound Convincing

The best infographics are those infographics that make fun of infographics. That was a difficult sentence to type, because my one-year-old iMac doesn't even recognize infographic as a real word. Zach Weiner of Saturday M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/This-Infographic-is-Just-Wrong-Enough-to-Sound-Convincing/

A Ski Slope Built on a Trash Incinerator

Amager Bakke, a waste management company in Denmark, plans to build this massive incinerator in Copenhagen in 2017. When it’s finished, it’ll do more than burn trash. On top, it has a functio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/A-Ski-Slope-Built-on-a-Trash-Incinerator/

Women and Children: The Secret Weapons of World War I Propaganda Posters

In preparation for Armistice Day/Remembrance Day/Veterans Day, Collectors Weekly has a collection of posters from World War I. Some of them went straight for a man's pride, featuring women who were sacrificing for the wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Women-and-Children-The-Secret-Weapons-of-World-War-I-Propaganda-Posters/

East Meets West: A Graphic Designer Describes the Differences between China and Germany

The role of the leader.Yang Liu is a graphic designer. She was born and raised in China, but she has lived in Germany since 1990. The culture there is different from that of her origins. To explain how, she crea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/East-Meets-West-A-Graphic-Designer-Describes-the-Differences-between-China-and-Germany/

2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

[http://youtu.be/l8YaMK4-MYg] (YouTube link)More than 500 hot air balloons take off in a 90-minute period during the Dawn Ascension at the 43rd annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Filmmaker Joel Schat was th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/2013-Albuquerque-International-Balloon-Fiesta/

Pro Tip for Criminals: Don't Try to Rob a Competitive Axe-Thrower

(Unrelated photo via Øyvind Holmstad)“If you’re in my house, you’re not walking out.”Two burglars in Hemet, California experienced a major failure in the victim selection process last Satur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Pro-Tip-for-Criminals-Dont-Try-to-Rob-a-Competitive-Axe-Thrower/

Free Puzzle

"We've got to rent a dumpster to get rid of these broken pieces of concrete." "OK. How much is a dumpster?" "A couple of hundred bucks, probably" "What? We...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Free-Puzzle/

Deer Crashes Through Trailer Wall

An unnamed woman from Las Vegas was driving through Utah pulling a travel trailer when she felt as if her vehicle had hit an animal or something, although she didn't see anything. She called the local sheriff's office, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Deer-Leaps-Through-Trailer-Wall/

Stan Lee Explains How Thor is Scientifically Able to Fly

[http://youtu.be/TJqXrHbed4A] YouTube Link - via Tastefully Offensive You know what Stan Lee - the legendary comic book writer and co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron, Man, Thor and other superheroes - hates?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Stan-Lee-Explains-How-Thor-is-Scientifically-Able-to-Fly/

Sally Keychain

Sally Keychain (front and back shown)Attention the Nightmare Before Christmas fans. Celebrate your undying love for this classic animated film with the Sally Keychain from the NeatoShop. This adorable plush keychain feat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Sally-Keychain/

27 Reasons Why You Should Always Proofread

I should be the last person to complain about proofreading. Even though I do proofread, I miss typos at an alarming rate. Then again, you don't know how many times I've inserted a typo just to get a comment. However, whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/27-Reasons-Why-You-Should-Always-Proofread/

Macaroons Are Nothing Without A Little Xenomorph Flavor

I don't know about you guys, but no movie scene makes me more hungry than the famous Alien chestburster scene. Fortunately, the UK's Lou Lou P's Delights now sells these delicious-looking Alien macaroon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Macaroons-Are-Nothing-Without-A-Little-Xenomorph-Flavor/

inFORM: Morphing Table Surface and Tangible Interface

[http://youtu.be/j2lkMaxOHt8] (YouTube link)Imagine if you combined the purpose of a pantograph with the resolution of those 3D Pin Art toys, then made it much more hi-tech. That's what you have with inFORM, the table th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/inFORM-Morphing-Table-Surface-and-Tangible-Interface/

Scientists Solved The Puzzle of Why Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

Back in this 2008 post on Neatorama, 5 Really Weird Things About Water, we told you that hot water freezes faster than cold water. That strange effect was first observed in 1963 by a Tanzanian high school...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Scientists-Solved-The-Puzzle-of-Why-Hot-Water-Freezes-Faster-Than-Cold-Water/

26 Bizarre College Classes

[http://youtu.be/jk5JkNapIdc] (YouTube link)Colleges offer classes that are centered around the Twilight movie series, South Park, vampires, Adam Sandler movies, Barbie, Whoopi Goldberg, pro wrestling,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/26-Bizarre-College-Classes/

20 Things You Didn't Know About The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the handful of Halloweenish movies that is still appropriate for the Christmas season, which is one of the many reasons we love it. But if you need more reasons to love the movie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/20-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-The-Nightmare-Before-Christmas/

Solve This Pzzlr: Timing a Souffle

(Image credit: Flickr usser Christina B Castro)Neatorama presents our collaboration with Pzzlr, a site where you can always find a riddle to exercise your brain. Can you solve this one?Louise has invited some very import...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Solve-This-Pzzlr-Timing-a-Souffle/

Walking In A Kitty Wonderland

(Video Link)This little kitty here is enjoying his first snow day and he's just not sure what to think of this cold white stuff, but at least he's willing to give it a shot as a long as his human is there to pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Walking-In-A-Kitty-Wonderland/

Should Shoes be Worn in the House?

WTOP posted an article on the protocols for hosting a party in which you want guests to remove their shoes. In the U.S., there are many ways this could go wrong if you aren't accommodating about such a request. The best...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Should-Shoes-be-Worn-in-the-House/

Opalized Pine Cone

(Photo: Opal Auctions)This beautiful fossil is a pine cone infused with opal. It was found in the Ken's Retreat opal mining area of Finch County, New South Wales, Australia. Many plant and animal fossils can be found her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Opalized-Pine-Cone/

Narwhal Screwdriver Kit

Narwhal Screwdriver KitJust when you think life is moving along swimmingly you realize you have a screw loose and everything you know and love is about to fall apart.  Never fear! The Narwhal Screwdriver kit from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Narwhal-Screwdriver-Kit/

The Death of Jar-Jar

[http://youtu.be/jLACxMXBRhM] (YouTube link)How do you make millions of Star Wars fans happy? You take a deleted scene from The Phantom Menace and edit it a little to make Jar-Jar Binks die. And there w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/The-Death-of-Jar-Jar/

Help Your Little Princess Play As Buzz Lightyear

What do you get a little gal who loves Toy Story, but would rather play as a space traveler than a cowboy? You could always try this Buzz Lightyear tutu so she can live out her fantasies of traveling to infinity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Help-Your-Little-Princess-Play-As-Buzz-Lightyear/

Blushing in the Dark: First Experimental Proof

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Denise Wächter1 and Wolter Seuntjens2“Blushing in the dark” is more than just a fanciful phrase. We conducted the first scienti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Blushing-in-the-Dark-First-Experimental-Proof/

Step-by-Step: How to Get Nothing Done

You've got a project to do. Let's get to it! First, pre-planning. Then prepare both your mind and your body. Then take a little break.Jacob Andrews of For Lack of a Better Comic helpfully wrote and drew the 15-st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/How-to-Get-Nothing-Done-A-How-To-Guide/

Grumpy Cat Meets Grumpy

[http://youtu.be/8lDtmbpYdxY] (YouTube link)Grumpy Cat travels to the Happiest Place on Earth, but does it make her smile? No -in fact, when you see her frown next to Grumpy the Dwarf's frown, hers is definitely grumpier...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Grumpy-Cat-Meets-Grumpy/

Reading Positions

Go people-watching at a bookstore and you'll see people contort themselves into all manner of positions. Some seem easy, but all require advanced training from a skilled sensei in order to be perfected.Patrick Kearns ill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Reading-Positions/

Who Will Win This Strange Match?

Via This is The Internet Okay, okay. First, I apologize for the NSWF typo in the text, but it's just too funny not to post. Notice that it's "48-in-1" DVD. What does that even mean? Ther...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/06/Who-Will-Win-This-Strange-Match/




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