Archive for November 18th, 2013

Real Life: The Role-Playing Game

Perhaps you’re actually a character in the most boring tabletop role-playing game in the universe. Certainly the existence of a sadistic gamemaster would at least explain some of the events of your life. Well, that...

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Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year: Selfie

Oxford Dictionaries has just announced their selection of the Word of the Year 2013: "selfie," meaning those pictures that people take of themselves by either holding their camera at arm's length or pointing it toward a...

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Sculpture is a "Stairway to Heaven" Optical Illusion

Photo: William Patino New Zealand sculptor David McCracken created this "Stairway to Heaven"-inspired piece for the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea exhibit in Bondi, Australia. The welded...

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10 Fascinating People With Savant Syndrome

The human mind is amazingly resilient, which becomes evident in so many different ways. One is Savant Syndrome, in which a person who is disabled in some way develops a very strong ability in some other area. Some were b...

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Listen to a Organ Designed by Leonardo Da Vinci

(Photo: Tomasz Wiech/AFP)Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks are filled with sketches for amazing inventions, many of which never saw execution in his day. He designed concepts for submarines, flying machines and, it tur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/Listen-to-a-Organ-Designed-by-Leonardo-Da-Vinci/

The Hungry Games: Catching Fur

[http://youtu.be/eT7nD02Im5E] (YouTube link)The Muppets of Sesame Street present their parody version of The Hunger Games. Cookie Monster stars as Cookiness Evereat who must lead her team through trials...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/The-Hungry-Games-Catching-Fur/

Penguin Pull Along Bag

Penguin Pull Along BagAre you looking for the perfect holiday travel bag for your traveling tot? Get them the Penguin Pull Along Bag from the NeatoShop. This cool bag looks like an adorable penguin. He features a handle,...

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Run, You Clever Boy

"Run, you clever boy ... and remember." Artist Javi de Castro of Lapiz Inestable took Clara Oswald's famous last words from Doctor Who and ran with it: He created this fantastic animated GIF of t...

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Did You Lock the Door?

The older a person gets, the more likely they are to believe in the hereafter. I know I often walk into another room and then stop and wonder what I'm hereafter. The truth is that when you stuff your brain full of things...

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The 6-Sided Harmonica

(Photo: Musician's Friend)This rare musical gem is the 6-sided harmonica. Hohner, an instrument company with a long history of manufacturing harmonicas, accordions and organs, built it during the early Twentieth Century....

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Missing Someone [no. 1038 - @1Happytwit]

~Illustrated by: Mark Winter~ Sometimes it's not about missing someone, it's about reloading and trying again.— ~•~ Sheila ~•~ (@1Happytwit) January 14, 2012 1Happytwit, puns,...

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Koi Ballet

[http://youtu.be/1d9Gm25cUqk] (YouTube link)Koi living in a pond outside Kek Lok Si temple temple in Malaysia play a game of follow-the-leader that eventually turned into a circle as they forget who is following who. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/Koi-Ballet/

The Spacewalk

I love this cute digital image by DeviantART member hellcorpco. The artist worked on it, off and on, for three years. The colors, he explains, were difficult to work out.For the audience, it's worth the wait. "Th...

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A Kitchen in Beads

Artist Liza Lou, an American living in South Africa, spent five years on the installation Kitchen and Backyard. Every surface in this kitchen, from the walls to the furniture to the food packaging and the dishwater in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/A-Kitchen-in-Beads/

The Twin Peaks Fashion Line

Looking to dress up in something as fabulously mysterious and beautiful as David Lynch's television masterpiece Twin Peaks? Then maybe you could check out the new Twin Peaks fashion line from Suckers Apparel. This d...

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Cosplay Definition Shirt Introduced, Pulled

The clothing store Hot Topic released a shirt that contained a "definition" of cosplay as "1. do it right or not at all." That seems like the kind of slogan a trendy company trying to be on the cutting edge would come up...

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5-Year Old Drum Major Wows the Crowds

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udAAKIaP1pw](Video Link)Taranza Mckelvin is only 5 years old, but he can work the field like a professional. Since he first saw a marching band, he’s been committed to learning the d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/5-Year-Old-Drum-Major-Wows-the-Crowds/

Mars Passport Pocket Notebook

Mars Passport Pocket Notebook (sold individually)Stay organized as you travel to the edges of the solar system, or the outer reaches of the grocery store, with the Mars Passport Pocket Notebook from the NeatoShop. This h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/Mars-Passport-Pocket-Notebook/

Whodunit: The Taunting Clue

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Sherman Oliver Holmes, a mysterious crime solver and great-great-grandson of Sherlock Holmes. Can you solve the crime?Sherman felt honored. He'd...

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The Differences Between British and American English

I suspect that most Americans will be familiar with both terms, thanks to the prevalence of British television in the United States (thank you, Doctor Who and Downton Abbey).But, British visitors, you m...

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Remote Control Airbus A-380

[http://youtu.be/-Rt9zX1rZFU] (YouTube link)The Airbus A380 is the largest airline passenger plane in the world. This remote control model is 1/15 scale, and it's HUGE! The takeoff is just like watching a full-size jumbo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/Remote-Control-Airbus-A-380/

Do You Need Meat On Your Donuts?

Love donuts and barbecue? How about both at the same time? Thanks to Gourdough's Donuts in Texas you now can. While the image above might look like some sort of strange Buffalo chicken and blue cheese concoction, it's ac...

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Movember Madness: Contest Results

For two weeks, Neatoramanauts have risen to our Movember challenge and grown impressive displays of facial hair.Congratulations to the winner, Stewart Pierson. As you can see above, Stewart epitomizes th...

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Caffeinate Any Food With CaffeinAll

Sometimes you want to wake up in the morning, but you just can't stand the idea of drinking coffee, tea or soda. While there have been plenty of caffeinated foods released over the last few years, up until now your eggs,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/Caffeinate-Any-Food-With-CaffeinAll/

The Strange Fate of Eben Byers

The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.Some people become famous for the way they lived their lives …and some become famous for the way they, well, shuffled...

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Teddy's Ready For Pumpkin Pie Season

(Video Link)Sure it's a Halloween video -the cauldron is evidence enough of that, but seeing Teddy the porcupine enjoy a tasty bucket of mini pumpkins is always a fun treat any time of year. Besides, I don't kn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/Teddys-Ready-For-Pumpkin-Pie-Season/

9 Obscure Batman Villains Ready For The Mainstream Spotlight

It's probably been 40 years since I read superhero comic books, but as a kid I bought each new Batman and Superman comic -for 15 cents each. Still, I don't recall some of the more obscure villains that plagued the Caped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/9-Obscure-Batman-Villains-Ready-For-The-Mainstream-Spotlight/

Urine-Powered Robots

(Photo: Bristol Robotics Laboratory)Looking for an alternate energy source for your household killbots? Urine luck! Peter Walters, a researcher at the University of the West of England, is working on a renewable means of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/Urine-Powered-Robots/

Reindeer Kitchen Brush

Reindeer Kitchen BrushDon't let oodles and oodles of dirty dishes make you fell bah humbug about the holidays. Let the Reindeer Kitchen Brush from the NeatoShop light-up your dirty dish filled day. This handy little...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/Reindeer-Kitchen-Brush-2/

How to Draw Great Butts with Just Five Lines

[http://youtu.be/SC145FQM_Xo] (YouTube link)Have you ever been stymied in your quest to draw a butt? Karl Gude shows you how to draw butts. He enjoys drawing butts, and hopes you will, too! I love the way he draws a butt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/How-to-Draw-Great-Butts-with-Just-Five-Lines/




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