Archive for November 19th, 2013

Would You Help Out a Stranger on the Internet?

Photo: Africa Studio/Shutterstock Sure, the world would be a better place if we just help one another. But would you help out a stranger over the Internet? That's what Mike Carson aimed to find out with hi...

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Cat Gives the Big-eye

Redditor CharlotteScarlet posted this picture of her cat under the title "Annie thinks this is her ferocious face." Oh, we believe that is definitely a ferocious cat face, alright, because we have seen i...

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Cloud Watching

Thanks a lot, clouds. You’ve really helped me focus on all of the terrible things going on in my life right now. Without you, I might have had a moment’s peace. Grant Snider of Incidental Comics*/stro...

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Cyriak Plays with Conan O'Brien

[http://youtu.be/IkExqsOzTdw] (YouTube link)Conan O'Brien entrusted Cyriak Harris and Nick denBoer (Smearballs) to edit 150 hours of season three of his show CONAN into a highlight reel. The result is another wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Cyriak-Plays-with-Conan-OBrien/

Whoop Ass Oven Mitt

Whoop Ass Oven MittThe holidays can be stressful. Take charge and remind your family who's boss of your kitchen with the Whoop Ass Oven Mitt from the NeatoShop. This delightful oven mitt features a retro graphic of a smi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Whoop-Ass-Oven-Mitt/

Women’s Preference for Male Chest Hair Varies with Menstrual Cycle

(Photo: Raymond Bryson)Researchers at the University of Turku and Åbo Academy in Finland gathered 20 men between the ages of 20 and 32 and photographed them before and after shaving their chests.Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Womens-Preference-for-Male-Chest-Hair-Varies-with-Menstrual-Cycle/

The Sikh Captain America

Photo: Fiona Aboud Meet Vishavjit Singh, software analyst and cartoonist (over at Sikhtoons) by day and Captain America by night. Okay, not by night: Captain America just for one day - the turbaned and be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/The-Sikh-Captain-America/

English Has a New Preposition Because Internet

In standard English, “because” is a subordinating conjunction. But due to an emerging use of the term on the internet, it’s also a preposition. “Because” can now precede a noun in order to e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/English-Has-a-New-Preposition-Because-Internet/

There's Waldo!

"There is no simple, harmless pastime that can't be ruined by some guy with a tape measure." Ben Blatt spent three hours in a Barnes & Noble going through all seven primary Where's Waldo books to figure out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Theres-Waldo/

Just Another Day in Middle-earth

We've featured the funny in-flight safety video from Air New Zealand previously on Neatorama, including the Hobbit version. Well, they're back! Air New Zealand has released the "sequel" to their popul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Just-Another-Day-in-Middle-earth/

Our Ancestors Bred with Neandertals, Denisovans, and "Mystery Humans"

Genetic archaeology is taking us into knowledge we never thought we'd find before gene-mapping came about. After all, finding fossils is a rare hit-or-miss event. Harvard evolutionary geneticist David Reich and his team...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Our-Ancestors-Bred-with-Neandertals-Denisovans-and-Mystery-Humans/

The Burt Reynolds Eclair

Burt Reynolds once asked in his 1977 classic Smokey and the Bandit, "What do you think they do for excitement in this town?" The answer, my friends, is the Burt Reynolds Eclair. That...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/The-Burt-Reynolds-Eclair/

Super Spicy Snacks Send Kids to Emergency Room

Someone in my family bought a bag of some new super-spicy potato chips, and they've sat almost full for a couple of weeks. No one wants them, even though my daughters normally love spicy food. Apparently, some kids go fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Super-Spicy-Snacks-Send-Kids-to-Emergency-Room/

10 Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

Thanksgiving is next week, and if you're looking for ideas to make your own easy last-minute Fall-inspired Thanksgiving centerpieces, you're in luck. We posted the 10 Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/10-Easy-Last-Minute-Thanksgiving-Centerpiece-Ideas/

The Deepest Lake on Earth

The world's biggest and deepest freshwater lake is Lake Baikal in Russia. It has a surface area of 12,248 square miles and a depth of up to 5,387 feet -that's a mile deep! But as fascinating as the facts are, the myths a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/The-Deepest-Lake-on-Earth/

Lil' Reindeer Coat

 Lil' Reindeer CoatChristmas time is coming. Make this a jolly and picture perfect holiday with the Lil' Reindeer Coat from the NeatoShop. This super soft faux fur baby coat features a reindeer's face, complete with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Lil-Reindeer-Coat/

Chance's First Swim

[http://youtu.be/HxPhRanWX1o] (YouTube link)Chance the dog has never been swimming, so he's not sure about it. Once he finally gets going, he doesn't want to stop! That's a good dog. -via Tastefully Offensive swimming do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Chances-First-Swim/

How Giant Birds Can Fly Nearly 10,000 Miles

An albatross is a huge bird, weighing up to 25 pounds, but it can fly around the world in 46 days! That's quite a mean feat, even among creatures who have harnessed the miracle of flight. Lifting that heavy body into the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/How-Giant-Birds-Can-Fly-Nearly-10000-Miles/

The Wall of Boxes

[https://youtu.be/GgQPwoM_gdY] (YouTube link)It's human Jenga! In an episode of Japan's TV series Gaki No Tsukai, contestants perch on a wall of cardboard boxes and try not to fall. The show makes it very diffic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/The-Wall-of-Boxes/

Regional Baby Names

Nathan Yau at Flowing Data crunched  lot of numbers when researching what to name his son. One of the projects that interested him was the regionality of baby-naming. We've seen a breakdown of the most popular names...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Regional-Baby-Names/

Dress

It was only the second time through this comic from Lunarbaboon that I saw the eyebrows and the time-shift, which makes it a lot more meaningful. Your outlook on everything is changed when, as someone on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Dress/

Cook Dinner in Your Coffeemaker

Dinner made in a coffeemaker? Why would anyone ever want to do that? If you are a student in a dorm, a soldier deployed in the field, or stuck in a hotel room for some reason, a drip coffeemaker might be the only applian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Cook-Dinner-in-Your-Coffeemaker/

International Relations

[http://youtu.be/tqIh3N7_xGk] (YouTube link)Watch that awkward moment when you run into your ex-boyfriend and you don't know what to say. Such is the case for USA and Britain. Nations are personified in a grocery store i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/International-Relations/

Plucked From Obscurity: Love and Reincarnation

The following article is from the Annals of Improbable Research.by Marina Tsipis, Improbable Research staffIn one productive year, George Knauer III filed these two patent applications. (Thanks to Martin Meder f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Plucked-From-Obscurity-Love-and-Reincarnation/

Jingle Bell Chorus

[http://youtu.be/9PVhIMr4ScI] (YouTube link)Along the lines of the Jingle Hoops ad, this features a chorus of men in which each plays one note of the song "Jungle Bells." That's where the resemblance ends. Is this safe f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Jingle-Bell-Chorus/

Stewie in Present Christmas Stocking

Stewie in Present Christmas StockingThe holidays are all about family. Pay tribute to your favorite dysfunctional television family with the Stewie in Present Christmas Stocking from the NeatoShop. This fantastic stockin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Stewie-in-Present-Christmas-Stocking/

Pancake-Stuffed French Toast

Cut a circle out of the center of a slice of bread. Then fry it in a pan with an egg inside. When I was growing up in the South, we called this a “toad-in-a-hole.” Other people refer to it as an “egg-in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Pancake-Stuffed-French-Toast/

Snow Leopard Cub and Mother

[http://youtu.be/XdWzCNdQ_7Q] (YouTube link)These are some magnificent cats. A half-grown snow leopard cub attacks his very tolerant mother, in a video by Ben Eisenkop, also known as redditor Unidan. -via Tastefully Offe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Snow-Leopard-Cub-and-Mother/

Why is it Called "Black Friday" Anyway?

So, why is the day after Thanksgiving called "Black Friday" anyhow? Our friends over at Today I Found Out explains in this neat YouTube clip: [http://youtu.be/XJ56zK0xCs4] “Black Friday&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/19/Why-is-Called-Black-Friday-Anyways/










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