Archive for November 7th, 2013

Why Do People Hate Cats?

I’m a dog person. I don’t hate cats. I just prefer dogs. Except for my dog, who is turning into a veterinary money pit lately. So let’s say that I like hypothetical dogs that don’t constantly need...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Why-Do-People-Hate-Cats/

The Olympic Torch in Space

An Olympic torch for the Sochi games was launched aboard a Soyuz rocket Wednesday in Kazakhstan, on its way to the International Space Station. Also aboard the rocket are NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, cosmonaut Mikhai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/The-Olympic-Torch-in-Space/

Never Justify Your Reading Habits

Had to explain to someone why I read YA even though I’m not a young adult. Told him I also read Fantasy even though I’m not a wizard.— Marko Kloos (@markokloos) November 7, 2013 But if you have to answ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Never-Justify-Your-Reading-Habits/

Video Game Love Song

[http://youtu.be/fEx9BCIodE8] (YouTube link)Lan Nguyen wrote the nerdiest love song you've heard this week. In the video, she declares her willingness to be player two and/or the character of his dreams. And it doesn't m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Video-Game-Love-Song/

Bulletproof 3-Piece Suits

(Photo: Garrison Bespoke)Heading in to work today? Stay safe! That may be a bit easier if you’re wearing one of Garrison Bespoke’s bulletproof suits. The elite tailor shop in Toronto offers t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Bulletproof-3-Piece-Suits/

The Real Origin of Mermaids

The Awkward Yeti comic is in the midst of a series about legendary monsters, with each comic tackling one creature and explaining its origins and history. In the entry on mermaids, the Yeti debunks the m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/The-Real-Origin-of-Mermaids/

Vibrating Alien Head Massager

 Vibrating Alien Head MassagerThe holidays can be stressful. Let the Vibrating Alien Head Massager from the NeatoShop probe your stress away. This out of this world scalp massager features stainless steel prongs wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Vibrating-Alien-Had-Massager/

Pope Francis Embraces Very Deformed Man

(Photo: Claudio Peri/Nacion)(Photo: Claudio Peri/ANSA)A week ago, we posted about Pope Francis's kindly response to a little boy interrupting his work. Anne Packrat Matthews commented, "I seriously love this po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Pope-Francis-Embraces-Very-Deformed-Man/

Jetpackin' Around Mount Fuji

[http://youtu.be/e3xCEAG8b6o] It's 2013. Where's my jet pack? Oh yeah, that's right, Yves Rossy has it. Rossy, a Swiss fighter pilot who went on to build an actual jetpack is aptly known by his nickname &...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Jetpackin-Around-Mount-Fuji/

Super Typhoon Haiyan

While the Western hemisphere wonders what happened to hurricane season, the Eastern hemishpere has had more than its share. One of the most powerful typhoons in recorded history is bearing down on the Philippines.Typhoon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Super-Typhoon-Haiyan/

Ruby

[https://vimeo.com/72670988] (vimeo link)Emma Allen is a multimedia artist who often uses the human body as a canvas. In the video Ruby, Allen paints her own face to make a time-lapse video showing a wom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Ruby/

Why Disney Princesses Never Make Eye Contact With One Another

Look around any toy store and you'll see hundreds of Disney characters sold as action figures and stuffed toys, so it's quaint to think that there was actually a time when Disney had trouble selling stuff. But t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Why-Disney-Princesses-Never-Make-Eye-Contact-With-One-Another/

Arden Hayes Knows Countries

[http://youtu.be/XFxjy7f9RpY] (YouTube link)Jimmy Kimmel interviews five-year-old Arden Hayes, who gained fame by knowing everything there is to know about U.S. presidents. He showed off that knowledge on Jimmy Kimme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Arden-Hayes-Knows-Countries/

The Living Cube: The Only Furniture/Storage System You'll Ever Need

When designer Till Könneker moved into his unfurnished studio apartment, he didn't go and buy a bed and a dresser like the rest of us. No, sir! He decided to take this opportunity to design an all-in-one bed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/The-Living-Cube-The-Only-FurnitureStorage-System-Youll-Ever-Need/

If Star Wars Was a Young Adult Series

DeviantART member shorelle (Desiree) draws emotional images of Star Wars characters and their interactions with each other.She has a whole lot of artwork that imagines the series as less of a sci-fi classic, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/If-Star-Wars-Was-a-Young-Adult-Series/

19th Century Marine Atlas

Peacay, the guy behind BibliOdyssey, also has a Tumblr blog, where he posts extra content with less in-depth research -because there are more great pictures from literature of the past than there is time to prepare them!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/19th-Century-Marine-Atlas/

Halloween At the OC Zoo

This Halloween, I didn't dress up and I didn't go to parties. I went to the San Diego Zoo -where I saw a bearcat eating out of a pumpkin, a rhino ignoring a pumpkin and an otter eating one. While that was a blast, that's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Halloween-At-the-OC-Zoo/

Accept The Fact That You're Aging Breath Spray

 Accept The Fact That You're Agining Breath SprayDo you know someone who spends oodles of money on painful injections that freeze all signs of emotion from their face? Encourage these pillow-faced friends to come to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Accept-The-Fact-That-Youre-Aging-Breath-Spray-2/

Deer Rescued from Roof

[http://youtu.be/issl0ztsVW4] (YouTube link)Is Santa Claus missing a reindeer? It looks as if he left one behind in France! But this deer can't fly, or else he wouldn't be stuck on a roof in the town of Verneuil-sur-Indr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Deer-Rescued-from-Roof/

The World's Biggest Cuckoo Clock Is the Size of a House

(Photo: Abhijeet Rane)(Photo: Benjamin Vander Steen)According to Guinness World Records, the biggest cuckoo clock in the world is this one in Triberg, Germany. It’s a traditional Black Forest cuckoo clock design sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/The-Worlds-Biggest-Cuckoo-Clock-Is-the-Size-of-a-House/

What Is It? game 300

Today we reach a milestone. This is the 300th time Neatorama has collaborated with the What Is It? blog to bring you the What Is It? game! A big thanks to the What is It? blog for providing such great pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/What-Is-It-game-300/

You Shall Not Pass On Seeing Ian McKellen's Gandalf Underwear

(Video Link)I would normally never post a TMZ video (heck, I wouldn't even watch one usually), but when it involves Sir Ian McKellen not only pulling off his pants live on stage, but also revealing Gandalf unde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/You-Shall-Not-Pass-On-Seeing-Ian-McKellens-Gandalf-Underwear/

Scatter: the Story Of Elvis Presley's Pet Chimpanzee

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Elvis Presley was, quite possibly, the most famous and successful entertainer o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Scatter-the-Story-Of-Elvis-Presleys-Pet-Chimpanzee/

Rockabye Baby Under the TARDIS

When you love your little angel with all of your hearts, you want to make sure she gets plenty of sleep and that she learns to love the best things in life. With this great Doctor Who mobile, you can help her do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Rockabye-Baby-Under-the-TARDIS/

Finding Joy

The book in this Lunarbaboon comic probably meant something healthy, like reading a book or riding a bike, and only after a full night of sleep. But depression is a tenacious foe, so take any victories y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Finding-Joy/

Albert Einstein Burns up in Re-Entry

The fireball pictured here is the re-entry of the Automated Transfer Vehicle Albert Einstein. Sent into orbit by the European Space Agency (ESA), ATVs are unmanned spaceships that take supplies to the Internatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Albert-Einstein-Burns-up-in-Re-Entry/

8 of the Coolest Gas Stations in the US

(Photo: Jonathunder)See this gas station? It was designed by none other than Frank Lloyd Wright.Really! That's the same architect who designed Falling Water among other architectural gems....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/8-of-the-Coolest-Gas-Stations-in-the-US/

Fake Tiger Boy and Real Tiger Cub

[http://youtu.be/nJQwfOFMGSI] (YouTube link)Young Marshall Shaffer visited the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington, for Halloween wearing his tiger costume, and of course had to visit the tigers. The 6-month-old Sum...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/07/Fake-Tiger-Boy-and-Real-Tiger-Cub/






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