Archive for November 21st, 2013

The Funniest Pranks Destroy Your Soul

Get it? In this Buttersafe comic, Liam's buddy created a false impression of what his life could be, thus setting him up for a life of inescapable disappointment. Ha!Of course, among friends, pranks like...

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Marion Stokes Taped 35 Years Of TV News

When it became possible to record what was on our TVs at home, Marion Stokes was an early adopter. She taped a lot of things, but she was particularly drawn to the nightly newscasts. It became Stokes' personal mission to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Marion-Stokes-Taped-35-Years-Of-TV-News/

How Doctor Who Ends

Just one more question: is this world protected?Well, it was for a while. But familiarity breeds contempt and perhaps the Doctor spends too much time on Earth for our own good. Caldwell Tanner drew this cartoon*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/How-Doctor-Who-Ends/

Doctor Who Google Doodle

Google is celebrating Doctor Who's 50th anniversary this weekend with its most elaborate Google Doodle yet: a multi-level platform game in which all the different Doctors travel through time and space to engage...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Doctor-Who-Google-Doodle/

Blind Puppy's Brother Is His Seeing Eye Dog

Jeffrey is blind in his left eye and mostly blind in his right. But his brother and best friend Jermaine can see clearly. So Jermaine guides his brother around and looks out for him.[http://vimeo.com/79676955] (Video Lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Blind-Puppys-Brother-Is-His-Seeing-Eye-Dog/

Platinum Implant In Her Eye

Remember when we showed you how some people get colorful tattoos on the white part of their eyeballs? You can put jewelry in there, too. Lucy Luckayanko got a small platinum heart shape embedded in her right eye*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Platinum-Implant-In-Her-Eye/

Disco Science

This is a testable hypothesis. It's also a confirmed one! Now get into the groove and boogie with science, as inspired by Drew Mokris's Left Handed Toons.But don't take my word for it. Always do a litera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Disco-Science/

20 Things You Didn’t Know About The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The first Macy's holiday parade in 1924 was held on Thanksgiving, but it was called Macy's Christmas Parade. After all, the whole point of staging the parade was to invite people to do their Christmas shopping at the dep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/20-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-The-Macys-Thanksgiving-Day-Parade/

House-Shaped Bed

A bed inside a house inside a room in the house? It's possible with this Casetta bed by Singapore-based designer Nathan Yong. The house-shaped bed is available from Italian furniture company Mogg, and is p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/House-Shaped-Bed/

Mr. Frost Melting Snowman

Mr. Frost Melting SnowmanMr. Frost the Melting Snowman was a jolly happy soul. With some googly eyes, a carrot nose, and some suff that looks like snow. You can build him up and pretend he came alive today. Next you can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Mr-Frost-Melting-Snowman/

5 Tips for a Better Thanksgiving Through Chemistry

[http://youtu.be/zfTQY_9b9ec] (YouTube link)Do chemists make better cooks? Probably, but it also might take them all day to do it, because they're experimenting and explaining the process along the way. Anyway, the rest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/5-Tips-for-a-Better-Thanksgiving-Through-Chemistry/

Deadline Extension? THIS is How Your Professor Should React!

When students of his political science class petitioned to have their research paper due date extended, professor Rex Brynen of McGill University responded in style: After Buzzfeed posted the photo, which we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Deadline-Extension-THIS-is-How-Your-Professor-Should-React/

Krampus Takes the Subway

We know that Santa Claus rides in a sleigh pulled by reindeer, and Halloween witches ride brooms, but have you ever wondered how Krampus gets to work? He takes the U-Bahn! Redditor Kos_Kun snapped a picture on hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Krampus-Takes-the-Subway/

Danish Royal Family Portrait: Cute or Creepy?

This isn't your ancestor's royal family painting! Queen Margrethe II of Denmark commissioned the first royal family painting in almost 125 years, and chose Danish artist Thomas Kluge to paint it. Four year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Danish-Royal-Family-Portrait-Cute-or-Creepy/

Clara and Her Ducklings

[http://youtu.be/hfBjKOGlFkw] (YouTube link)We've seen a couple of videos of Clara the Irish cat and her brood of kittens and adopted ducklings. In this clip from the BBC show Animal Odd Couples, we get a little...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Clara-and-Her-Ducklings/

The Filmography of Cars

Art collective Calm the Ham has produced a limited-edition print titled The Filmography of Cars, with 72 iconic vehicles from TV and film. They look small here, but it's an opportunity to see how many yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/The-Filmography-of-Cars/

The Best Aquaman Crossplay We Could Hope For

Last month, we showed you what 13 classic geek characters would look like as pin ups, and here's another one to add to the collection -Aquaman, well, at least the rule 63 version. Would she be Aquawoman then?Either way,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/The-Best-Aquaman-Crossplay-We-Could-Hope-For/

Wheelchair Freestylin'

[http://youtu.be/AUUVfPy0UgI] (YouTube link)The latest extreme sports video from Devin Supertramp features Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, a "Professional Hardcore Sitter," as he calls it. Watch him tackle vertigo-inducing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Wheelchair-Freestylin/

Tastes Like Blocks of Time and Space

What's better than Minecraft? How about Minecraft mixed with Doctor Who? Well, maybe not everyone will agree, but if you're a Whovian who can't stop digging for diamonds, gold and dungeons (like me), you will. And this c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Tastes-Like-Blocks-of-Time-and-Space/

Boeing's Biggest Plane Landed at Wrong Airport

The Boeing 747 LCF Dreamlifter is a modified airliner that can carry the most cargo by volume of any plane in the world. Boeing uses it to haul plane parts, particularly whole 787 Dreamliner fuselages. For takeoff, it of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Boeings-Biggest-Plane-Landed-at-Wrong-Airport/

Cthulhu Plush Slippers

Cthulhu Plush SlippersHave your tired feet been calling for a comfy pair of new slippers? You are going to love the Cthulhu Slippers from the NeatoShop. This fantastic pair of slippers is shaped like Cthulhu. The Cthulhu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Cthulhu-Plush-Slippers-3/

He's Cute Enough to Eat, But Don't Even Try It

Finally, a meaty burger with a bite. Just kidding. This delicious burger may be a feast for the eyes, but not for your tummy. If you're looking for a tasty treat for your favorite turtle, head over to the Etsy shop of Ka...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Hes-Cute-Enough-to-Eat-But-Dont-Even-Try-It/

What Is It? game 302

W00t! It's time for another collaboration with the ever-excellent What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this odd item is? This week, we are looking for funny and clever answers, not the correct one, but if you gue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/What-Is-It-game-302/

The Republic of Madawaska--A Short-Lived Nation on the US-Canadian Border

Do you remember the Indian Stream Republic? It was a tiny, short-lived nation that formed in the Eighteenth Century on the ambiguous border between the United States and British Canada. It wasn't the only one.(Image: Ame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/The-Republic-of-Madawaska-A-Short-Lived-Nation-on-the-US-Canadian-Border/

Eadweard Muybridge's Animal Locomotion Studies

You know the name Eadweard Muybridge as the man who first animated a galloping horse with photographs in 1878. After this groundbreaking work, Muybridge continued to photograph moving animals -and people. His work contri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Eadweard-Muybridges-Animal-Locomotion-Studies/

A Puzzle in a Can

Jake Wakefield is an artist who specializes in metalwork. For a school project, he was tasked with the theme of “hidden meaning.” Cryptix, as he calls this piece, was his re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/A-Puzzle-in-a-Can/

A Very Cosby Thanksgiving

(Funny or Die link)Bill Cosby sends his sincere Thanksgiving greetings in a story about how cavemen prepared turkey. Appropriately, the caveman is wearing a Cosby-style sweater. Cosby is making a comeback at the age of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/A-Very-Cosby-Thanksgiving/

The Book Benches of London

(Photo: The National Literacy Trust)The National Literacy Trust is a British charity that promotes, as you might expect, literacy. To encourage people to read, it has commissioned artists to paint book-shaped pub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/The-Book-Benches-of-London/

Earthquakes and Volcanoes Under the Antarctic Ice

There are volcanoes under the ice in Antarctica. It's been 8,000 years since one burst through the ice to the surface, but it could happen again. And the signs are there that it may be sooner than later. Seismic activity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/21/Earthquakes-and-Volcanoes-Under-the-Antarctic-Ice/






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