Archive for November 10th, 2013

A Century-old Subterranean Garden

Forestiere Underground Gardens features sunken gardens and underground rooms from ten to 22 feet below the land's surface. And it was all the work of one man, with just a pick, shovel, and wheelbarrow! Baldasare Forestie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/A-Century-old-Subterranean-Garden/

His Master's Voice

K-9 is a robotic dog on Doctor Who. He’s most famous as a companion to the Fourth Doctor, though he did make an appearance with the Tenth Doctor in the 2006 episode “School Reunion.”K-9 address...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/His-Masters-Voice/

Sugar Meadows

Isn't this a lovely patch of wildflowers? They're probably delicious, too -the flowers are made of sugar paste! Each flower and leaf was handmade by the folks at Rosalind Miller Cakes for the Experimental Food Society Sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Sugar-Meadows/

Insane Domino Tricks

[http://youtu.be/ARM42-eorzE] (YouTube link)Domino experts Hevesh5 and Millionendollarboy worked three months to set up this insane domino array. The beauty of this fall is not in the number of dominos -there are about 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Insane-Domino-Tricks/

Boston Cream French Toast

Jessie Oleson Moore, the internet’s Cakespy, combined two perfect foods. There’s nothing like a big hunk of Boston cream pie for breakfast and a few slices of French toast for dessert. Now you can have them t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Boston-Cream-French-Toast/

The Physics of Urinals

Two physicists have worked out the optimal way for men to avoid splashback at the urinal. Tadd Truscott and Randy Hurd of Brigham Young University, working in the fluid dynamics laboratory called the "Splash Lab," built...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/The-Physics-of-Urinals/

"Huh?" is a Universal Word that Binds Confused Humans Together

There are over 7,100 known living languages being spoken in the world, and there's probably one single commonality in all of them: a universal word that binds all humanity and underscores that we are all often in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Huh-is-a-Universal-Word-that-Binds-Confused-Humans-Together/

Penguin Cupcake Decorating Kit

Penguin Cupcake Decorating KitWant to create dressed up holiday desserts, but fear you just lack the talent or creative juices to make it happen? Not to worry. Now you can cheat your way to sweet perfection with the Peng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Penguin-Cupcake-Decorating-Kit/

Ghosts of the London Underground

(Photo: Lorenzo Monteforte)Lorenzo Monteforte spotted this sign in London’s subway system. There are apparently numerous ghosts infesting the London Underground. And “infesting” is the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Ghosts-of-the-London-Underground/

Schildi Knows How to Roll

What's better than a usual animal rescue story? How about one that also involves LEGOs? That's just what you get when you read about Schildi, a pet turtle that was found wandering the streets of Germany. Unfort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Schildi-Knows-How-to-Roll/

Tyler Surprises His Teammates

[http://youtu.be/VMpOL5OQYoI] (YouTube link)Tyler Bain, a 7th grade student at Pine Tree Junior High School in Longview, Texas, was injured in a car wreck and has been confined to a wheelchair for ten years. He's a big f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Tyler-Surprises-His-Teammates/

Google Patents a Throat Tattoo with a Built-in Lie Detector

On Thursday, Google’s Motorola Mobility division filed a patent claim in the U.S. It’s for a very thin electronic device that attaches the skin of a user’s throat—what the inventors call an &ldquo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Google-Patents-a-Throat-Tattoo-with-a-Built-in-Lie-Detector/

Watch This Clown Sings Lorde's Royals

[http://youtu.be/VBmCJEehYtU] I've never seen that Lorde girl in the flesh I cut my teeth on pop music on Spotify And I'm not proud of my email address In the torn up web, no gmail env...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Watch-This-Clown-Sings-Lordes-Royals/

Motorcycle Dealer Puts Men in Sexy Poses to Sell Bikes

(Photos: Alicia Mariah Elfving)Psst! It’s the bike that’s for sale. But when models seductively languish over motorcycles, prospective customers may forget that.Arun Sharma, the general manager...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Motorcycle-Dealer-Puts-Men-in-Sexy-Poses-to-Sell-Bikes/

Police Respond to IKEA Assembly

If you thought the confusion one confronts when assembling IKEA furniture was because the instructions are Swedish, this story should reassure you that they are just as baffling to Swedes as to the rest of the world. A f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Police-Respond-to-IKEA-Assembly/

Burglar Caught When He Leaves His Phone at the Victim's Home and His Mom Calls

(Photo: Cop and Robber Salt & Pepper Shakers now on sale at the NeatoShop)This guy is going to get grounded for a long time! Police arrested a suspect in a Lake Worth, Florida burglary this week. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Burglar-Caught-When-He-Leaves-His-Phone-at-the-Victims-Home-and-His-Mom-Calls/

Leopard vs. Porcupine

[http://youtu.be/Hvqr85lDwLQ] (YouTube link)A young leopard is curious about this strange-looking animal that isn't afraid of him. The porcupine might be afraid, but he has his own defense system. Neither seems...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Leopard-vs-Porcupine/

Spencer Brinkerhoff II Is The Geek Artist You're Looking For

If you like art with a decidely cartoonish style and ubergeeky subject material, you'll love the work of Spencer Brinkerhoff II. While the artist hasn't updated his site since the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, he still...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Spencer-Brinkerhoff-II-Is-The-Geek-Artist-Youre-Looking-For/

Light Up Christmas Tree Headband

Light Up Christmas Tree HeadbandAre you looking for the perfect accessory to go with your favorite ugly Christmas sweater? You need the Light Up Christmas Tree Headband from the NeatoShop. This festive hair accessory fea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Light-Up-Christmas-Tree-Headband/

Krampusfest

The first annual Krampusfest will be held at various locations around Los Angeles December 5th through the 21st. Conceived by the Cacophony Society, the festival features a public Krampus Run, the Krampu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Krampusfest/

Are You Ready to Meet the Sloths?

I don't know about you guys, but I've been disappointed with the quality of Animal Planet programing as of late, as it lacks the whole animal perspective I am looking for. But it sounds like they're trying to woo us anim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Are-You-Ready-to-Meet-the-Sloths/

Rudolph and Ruins: Photographs of Abandoned Santa Parks

Santa Claus is just about the most popular fictional character of all time, but that just might be because he doesn't wear out his welcome. Santa pops up once a year, fulfills children's wishes for toys, and then goes aw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/Rudolph-and-Ruins-Photographs-of-Abandoned-Santa-Parks/

This Car Stops Working When You're Not Paying Attention

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLXMQCPiAic](Video Link)Distracted driving causes a lot of accidents. Reading maps, fiddling with the radio, talking on the phone or--worst of all--texting on the phone can get people kill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/10/This-Car-Stops-Working-When-Youre-Not-Paying-Attention/
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