Archive for November 9th, 2013

The Tree That Enslaves Ants

The Central American acacia tree and the ant Pseudomyrmex ferrugineus live in a symbiotic relationship. The tree provides sweet nectar for the ants, and the ants protect the tree from weeds and animals. But we n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/The-Tree-That-Enslaves-Ants/

The 1960s Superhero Who Was Powered by Smoking

(Image: Asatsu-DK)Before RoboCop, there was . . . 8 Man!8 Man was an anime and manga series from the early 1960s. The premise is that Japanese police detective Yokoda was murdered by criminals. A brilliant scientist name...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/The-1960s-Superhero-Who-Was-Powered-by-Smoking/

Florida State University Explains Winter

[http://youtu.be/2a7z37GU9bM] (YouTube link)Florida State University wants you to know about cold weather. I don't dispute that northern Florida can be cold to teenagers who have spent their entire lives in Miami, but tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Florida-State-University-Explains-Winter/

Thanksgivukkah-Stuffed Donuts

A sufganiyah is a traditional Jewish pastry of North African origin eaten at Hanukkah. It’s similar to a stuffed donut.This year, American Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap on November 28. It’s a rare event t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Thanksgivukkah-Stuffed-Sufganiyah/

100-Year-Old Wedding Night Advice for Newlyweds

Imagine growing up and getting married in a time when sex education was nonexistent, birth control information was illegal, and ignorance about sex was considered a virtue. But even in the repressed era around the turn o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/100-Year-Old-Wedding-Night-Advice-for-Newlyweds/

Delightfully Geeky Paper Quilling

BatmanIron Man Decepticon logo from The TransformersMaster Chief from HaloDarth Vader from Star WarsAlia Syed, a graphic designer and artist in San Francisco, made these qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Delightfully-Geeky-Paper-Quilling/

Enderman Minecraft Plush

Enderman Minecraft PlushDon't look too closely. We wouldn't want you to provoke the Enderman Minecraft Plush from the NeatoShop. This spooky little guy is only visiting us for a short time. Buy your Enderman today before...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Enderman-Minecraft-Plush/

18 Tips To Make Your Day At Disneyland Better

If you're planning a Disney theme park trip during the off season, congratulations! You've already saved time and money. But Christmas break is not considered the off-season. Before you go, learn all the extra i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/18-Tips-To-Make-Your-Day-At-Disneyland-Better/

Denture Bracelet and Other Must-Have Dental-Inspired Accessories

Love teeth? Who doesn't? Etsy seller ConcaveOblivion creates and sells denture-themed accessories that's perfect for your favorite dentist and everyone else who has a complete set of chompers (Hey, tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Denture-Bracelet-and-Other-Must-Have-Dental-Inspired-Accessories/

George Says Hello

[http://youtu.be/oLO9TdXLJcY] (YouTube link)George is a talkative cat. That isn't unusual, in and of itself, but George speaks English! Well, at least one word of it. -via Arbroathcat, talking cat...

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Creme Brulee Ice Cream

What's could possibly make a rich, creamy, custard-y vanilla ice cream even better? How about a warm, crispy sugar shell like that found on creme brulee. Lindsey, who writes Cafe Johnsonia, says this ice cream treat is h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Creme-Brulee-Ice-Cream/

How Twilight Transformed Forks

In the latest installment of the A.V. Club's series Pop Pilgrims, we take a trip to Forks, Washington. No matter what you think of the merits of the Twilight series of books and movies, you can't deny that they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/How-Twilight-Transformed-Forks/

Russian Police Choir Sings Get Lucky

[http://youtu.be/P08B_lBUL0E] YouTube Clip - via Uproxx Remember the Russian Army Choir that sang Adele's Skyfall? Well, the Russian Police Choir ain't going to take that sitting down. In what we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Russian-Police-Choir-Sings-Get-Lucky/

This Is How Much Money Twitter Owes You

Now that Twitter has gone public and is trading for $41 a share today, people are starting to think about how much value each of its users are generating for the company. Twitter as a whole is valued at  $24.9 billi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/This-Is-How-Much-Money-Twitter-Owes-You/

Horizontal Shower

Still showering standing up? You're missing out on the total relaxation potential of a nice, hot shower. The Horizontal Shower, brought to you by German manufacturer Dornbrach, is a series of six o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Horizontal-Shower/

When Doctor Who Meets Edward Gorey

If you're familiar with Edward Gorey's Ghashlycrumb Tinies, you'll immediately recognize the art style DeviantArt user Eat Toast was inspired to use in this Doctor Who parody. While the pieces are a bit small to see in t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/When-Doctor-Who-Meets-Edward-Gorey/

Parrot Wants a Kiss

[http://youtu.be/K-gwZyfih1I] (YouTube link)My, this parrot is a smooth-talker! Can you blame him? The little parrot he's talking to is a sweet, pretty, demure little thing. And he doesn't give up, which brings up the qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Parrot-Wants-a-Kiss/

Origami Napkins

Origami NapkinsCooking delays happen. Keep your holiday dinner guests happy and entertained with the Origami Napkins from the NeatoShop. Each napkin is printed with one of 4 easy to follow origami patterns: Polo Shirt, F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Origami-Napkins-2/

Monkeys Control Two Virtual Hands with Just Their Thoughts

In the past few years, scientists have made great advances in developing prosthetic limbs that humans can control with their minds. As part of this trend, a research team led by Miguel Nicolelis of the Duke University Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Monkeys-Control-Two-Virtual-Hands-with-Just-Their-Thoughts/

This Week at Neatorama

As the stores fill up with Christmas decorations and candy, and groceries are full of Thanksgiving turkeys, let's don't forget that we are in a holiday weekend right now. On Monday, countries all over the world mark the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/This-Week-at-Neatorama-178/

5 Great Reasons to Bring Your Pet to Work

I used to bring my dog to work whenever I could, even back when I worked in actual offices. As it turns out, it can be beneficial for those other than just the pet owner. Mental Floss has all kinds of reasons that you re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/5-Great-Reasons-to-Bring-Your-Pet-to-Work/

Rapping without the Letter E

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8-WtH4ujps](Video Link)Andrew Huang is an inventive musician. He’s especially fond of musical challenges, such as his 3 minute, 35 second song that exhibits 26 distinct musical genr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Rapping-without-the-Letter-E/

Vietnam War Helicopter Pilots and Their Painted Helmets

U.S. helicopter pilots in the Vietnam War didn't paint their flight jackets like World War II pilots did because jackets were too hot for the tropics, so they painted their helmets. Collectors Weekly talked with John Con...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/09/Vietnam-War-Helicopter-Pilots-and-Their-Painted-Helmets/




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