Archive for November 15th, 2013

Mash Machine

[http://youtu.be/h4Cjhn8QbJo] (YouTube link)The latest mashup by FAROFF (previously at Neatorama) throws everything into the stew. You'll hear a mix of songs by James Brown, Gorillaz, The Doors, Queen, Aerosmith, Led Zep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Mash-Machine/

Mike Alcantara's Comic Book Collages

Mike Alcantara, an artist in Austin, makes collages from old comic books, often to create portraits of superheroes. You can find a gallery of his work here.A few weeks ago, Punching the Walls of Reality...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Mike-Alcantaras-Comic-Book-Collages/

Comic Sans?

No, sans comic! Get it? "Sans" comic.Craig Hunter, the artist behind the webcomic Victims of Circumsolar, writes comics "conducted through a thick Glaswegian accent of cynicism and injustice, but with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Comic-Sans/

Confronting the Boss

[http://youtu.be/YAK6TDukvrk] (YouTube link)Just like everyone in the world, you've had a boss or two that made your life miserable. That is, unless you are a beginning worker, in which case you probably feel like some o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Confronting-the-Boss/

Thor's Mjolnir Kittens

They're so cuuuuute! But they can also shatter mountains and tear open dimensions, just like normal cats. Alexandra, a crafter in Moscow, made these cat plushes shaped like Thor's magical hammer Mjolnir....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Thors-Mjolnir-Kittens/

Batkid Saves Gotham City

Miles Scott is a 5-year-old boy who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, diagnosed when he was only 18 months old. The Make-A-Wish Foundation found out what Miles' dream was -he wanted to be Batman. So they made it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Batkid-Saves-Gotham-City/

Jack & Sally Kiss Salt & Pepper Shakers

Jack & Sally Kiss Salt & Pepper ShakersAttention The Nightmare Before Christmas fans! Now you can celebrate your love 20-year love affair with the pumpkin king and his rag-doll sweetheart with the Jack & Sall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Jack-Sally-Kiss-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

The Living Wall

Retaining walls are usually ugly stacks of cement blocks, but they don't have to be an eyesore - for example, take a look at the Living Wall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. My family and I we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/The-Living-Wall/

Oldest Big Cat Species Yet

Scientists who study the origins of cats have a puzzle to solve: genetic studies indicate that the big cats (lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards) split off from other cat species about 10.8 million years ago and the old...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Oldest-Big-Cats-Species-Yet/

How to Make an Apple Swan

Here’s a sweet looking craft! Instructables member The King of Random made a swan sculpture from apple slices. The whole thing is both beautiful and edible.You can watch an instructional video *str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/How-to-Make-an-Apple-Swan/

What Does the Panda Say?

[http://youtu.be/WBG0zeGz-3w] (YouTube link)Taiwan's Next Media Animation brings us a parody music video fashioned after the Ylvis song "The Fox." It has the unmistakable animation style they're known for, plus a song th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/What-Does-the-Panda-Say/

Quotes Tees by Tom Trager

11th Quotes by Tom Trager We could probably come up with some interesting quotes about this, but Tom Trager has got us beat. So let me just point out to you his Quotes Tee series over at the NeatoShop....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Quotes-Tees-by-Tom-Trager/

World Record Basketball Shot

[http://youtu.be/7kV4-ziw4pU] (YouTube link)Yesterday, a new world record for the longest basketball shot was broken by Harlem Globetrotters rookie Thunder Law. From up on the stands on the opposite end of the arena at t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/World-Record-Basketball-Shot/

Baby Born on 11/12/13, 14:15

Sure you know your birthday, but do you know what the hour and minute you were born? Remembering those details won't be a problem for Nicollette Brynn Anders. She was born on 11/12/13 at 14:15 military time (2:15 pm)....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Baby-Born-on-111213-1415/

Nick Offerman's Epic Stachedance

[http://youtu.be/xV2EEcDbGlg] The month is only halfway through, but Nick Offerman has already won* Movember. The clip, created by Made Man for its Movember celebration, features Offerman who plays Ron Swan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Nick-Offermans-Epic-Stachedance/

TSA Program costs $200 Million a Year; Does It Work?

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) addresses one the programs the TSA uses in airport security checks, called Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT). The program employees 3,00...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/TSA-Program-costs-200-Million-a-Year-Does-It-Work/

We Need to Travel to Singapore to Try This Black Sesame McFlurry

Most americans have only enjoyed sesame seeds on the top of their cheeseburger buns, but they have a delightfully rich, peanuty taste when eaten alone. That's why this new black sesame McFlurry from McDonald's sounds so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/We-Need-to-Travel-to-Korea-to-Try-This-Black-Sesame-McFlurry/

Ah Choo! Pepper Mill

Ah Choo! Pepper Mill (peppercorns not included)The holidays are almost here. Show your holiday guests that you have an eye for design and a nose for finding the most unique table top items with the Ah Choo! Pepper Mill f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Ah-Choo-Pepper-Mill-2/

Bad Review from 1863 Finally Retracted

This newspaper retraction took 150 years to see print, but like they say, better late than never. The Patriot News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, published a bad review of a local speech which they referred to as "silly re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Bad-Review-from-1863-Finally-Retracted/

This Thanksgiving, Eat Your Dinner In Ice Cream Form

Turkey is great and all, but all that chewing can just be so tiring, and there isn't nearly enough sugar in it. That's why this year, I'm ordering my Thanksgiving dinner from Portland ice cream joint Salt & Straw.&nb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/This-Thanksgiving-Eat-Your-Dinner-In-Ice-Cream-Form/

Mars Evolution

[http://youtu.be/b6Q9nJsAvBk] (YouTube link)The more we learn about the planet Mars, the more fascinating it becomes. Evidence beamed to Earth from our rovers tells us what Mars was like in its distant past. Billions of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Mars-Evolution/

Jet Engine-Powered Street Luge

Street luge is a lot like the winter sport of luge. You lie down a sled and roll down a hill, hopefully faster than any other competitor while not dying.Normally, luge sleds are powered just by gravity. But Daz Fellows,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Jet-Engine-Powered-Street-Luge/

Happy Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day!

What's living in your refrigerator?November 15th is Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. Yay! It only makes sense that this date was chosen, because you're going to have to make some room in there before you buy the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Happy-Clean-Out-Your-Refrigerator-Day/

Enjoy An Interspecies Dinner From Thailand

(Video Link)If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then monkeys are from Mercury and cats are from Neptune. Even so, like men and women, they've been known to find common ground with one another. In fac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Enjoy-An-Interspecies-Dinner-From-Thailand/

The New Kings of Disguise

Chameleons are over. When it comes to unlocking the secrets of camouflage, scientists are turning to the octopus.(Image credit: Flickr user DaugaardDK) At the age of 21, snorkeling the clear, blue waters off Pan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/The-New-Kings-of-Disguise/

Sweden and Switzerland Launch Joint Awareness Program to Help Tourists Tell the Two Countries Apart

(Image: Radoslaw Botev, modified)Sweden and Switzerland are two countries somewhere in Europe--or so I've heard. They are, it turns out, not the same place, nor interchangeable.Chinese tourists, however,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Sweden-and-Switzerland-Launch-Joint-Awareness-Program-to-Help-Tourists-Tell-the-Two-Counties-Apart/

Want to Eat A Pinecone? You Might Want to Try This One

Chances are you never felt hungry after looking at a pinecone, but chef Dominique Ansel, the creator of the Cronut, might just change all that. That's because he's created delicious desserts that look just like a pinecon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Want-to-Eat-A-Pinecone-You-Might-Want-to-Try-This-One/

Photographer Looks at the World of His Autistic Son

Timothy Archibald is a photographer in San Francisco. We’ve previously featured one of his humorous works: chickens dressed as famous historical figures.But he’s got another project that’s more serious....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Photographer-Photographs-the-World-of-His-Autistic-Son/

Mickey & Minnie Mistletoe Salt & Pepper Shakers

Mickey & Minnie Mistletoe Salt & Pepper ShakersAdd a little spice to your holiday table with the Mickey & Minnie Mistletoe Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. You are sure to fall in love with this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Mickey-Minnie-Mistletoe-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Jingle Hoops

[http://youtu.be/EYEHUOpwNvE] (YouTube link)NBA stars sink basketballs to play the tune "Jingle Bells." Clever idea, but I think they could have taken a little more time to make it look real. And why are we listening to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/15/Jingle-Hoops/




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