Archive for November 26th, 2013

The Lake Monsters of America

Look at all the lake monsters on this map! Are there really that many monsters in American lakes? Maybe not, but there are at least that many lake monster legends. The full map at Atlas Obscura has a legend of i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/The-Lake-Monsters-of-America/

How Well Do You Know Africa? Take This Geography Quiz.

How quickly can you identify 20 countries in Africa? How about 50? I did reasonably well on the 50 test, though Cape Verde gave me a bit of trouble.David Bauer designed this online quiz on the locations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/How-Well-Do-You-Know-Africa-Take-This-Geography-Quiz/

Spartacus in Real Life

[http://youtu.be/5_pKKO35Kh4] (YouTube link)In another episode of Improv Everywhere's Movies in Real Life series (previously at Neatorama),  someone orders a drink at Starbucks and says his name is Spartacus. As the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Spartacus-in-Real-Life/

A Transparent Cabin Built with Mirrors and Wood

This is Lucid Stead, an art installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III. A 70-old homesteader cabin sits on Mr. Smith’s property in Joshua Tree, California. He removed sections of wood siding and replaced them with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/A-Transparent-Cabin-Built-with-Mirrors-and-Wood/

When Thanksgiving Meant a Fancy Meal Out on the Town

The Thanksgiving feast has always been about extravagance, but at one time the custom was to go out to a restaurant instead of cooking it yourself. This was mainly during the Gilded Age (1870-1900), when fancy restaurant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/When-Thanksgiving-Meant-a-Fancy-Meal-Out-on-the-Town/

Mickey & Minnie Caroling Salt & Pepper Shakers

Mickey & Minnie Caroling Salt & Pepper ShakersChristmas time is near. Make your holiday table sing with the Mickey & Minnie Caroling Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This festive set is made of g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Mickey-Minnie-Caroling-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

OoooOOOoooOOOooo Carrot!

Danish stand-up comedian Nikolaj Wulff (@nikowulff) shared this photo of his pet guinea pig getting REALLY excited about finding a piece of carrot. I have the same expression when I run across a slice of cake. Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/OoooOOOoooOOOooo-Carrot/

Now Mothers Can Get Picture Frames Made with Their Own Placentas

(Photo: Jim Holden)And it’s about time, right? We’re living in the Twenty-First Century now, so such products should be readily available.Amanda Cotton is an artist in UK. She does a lot of fairly conventiona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Now-Mothers-Can-Get-Picture-Frames-Made-with-Their-Own-Placentas/

Meet Vinicio Riva, the Disfigured Man Embraced by Pope Francis

Photo: CNN You've probably seen the photo of Pope Francis embracing a disfigured man, whose body has been scarred by neurofibromatosis. The photo (below), which went viral, provoked an outpouring of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Meet-Vinicio-Riva-the-Disfigured-Man-Embraced-by-Pope-Francis/

10 Great Geek Christmas Ornaments

Thanksgiving might not even be over yet, but if you want a great geek ornament on your Christmas tree, you should probably order it now so you get it before you get your tree. With that in mind, here are some fantastic g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Great-Geek-Christmas-Ornaments/

The Story of Thanksgiving

[http://youtu.be/5E7qgsHiYQ0] (YouTube link)Ask young children about Thanksgiving, and they will tell you what they know -which isn't much. And what they know can be hilariously fused with non-Thanksgiving stuff. It's ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/The-Story-of-Thanksgiving/

The Real Life Walter White

In 2008, Walter White was building his meth empire in the AMC hit series Breaking Bad. That same year, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama's most successful meth cook was also making the purest meth east...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/The-Real-Life-Walter-White/

Poor Puppy Looks Like Hitler

Patch is his name, but everyone calls him Adolf these days. At only seven weeks old, the French bulldog-shih tzu cross is white with black patches in all the right places: a short mustache under his black nose and a off-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Poor-Puppy-Looks-Like-Hitler/

A New Thanksgiving Dessert Alternative

What's better than boring old pumpkin pie? Well, if you're a fan of cookies or cheesecake, you might just prefer these delicious pumpkin cheesecake stuffed cookies from Tahnycooks! They even feature a delicious maple sug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/A-New-Thanksgiving-Dessert-Alternative/

Giant Cat Couch

Cats love the occasional human lap. Now you can experience a role reversal. Unfold, a design studio in Antwerp, Belgium, built this enormous couch. Unfold prefers to think of it as a sculpture, though, and names it *stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Giant-Cat-Couch/

Cats and Mirrors

[http://youtu.be/xXnaN5U43F4] (YouTube link)You might recall how you laughed at Dansons la Capucine, the video of two cats playing pat-a-cake in French. This video is from the same French overdubber, Faireset. He offers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Cats-and-Mirrors/

Miracle on 34th Street Book Cover Refrigerator Magnet

Miracle on 34th Street Book Cover Refrigerator MagnetAdd a little holiday cheer to your fast paced life with the Miracle on 34th Street Book Cover Refrigerator Magnet from the NeatoShop. This great little stocking stuffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Miracle-on-34th-Street-Book-Cover-Refrigerator-Magnet/

The Lord of the Rings Quiet Book

Is your little geek ready to visit the Shire? Then try your hand at making this great The Quiet Book and The Ring to introduce your babe to the wonderful world of Middle Earth. We've already seen similar books for Do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/The-Lord-of-the-Rings-Quiet-Book/

What is Sea Level?

[http://youtu.be/q65O3qA0-n4] (YouTube link)We intuitively understand the concept of sea level, but how can it be measured in places that are far from the ocean? The Earth isn't even a regular sphere, so the sea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/What-is-Sea-Level/

World Record Christmas Lights

David and Janean Richards of Canberra, Australia, have set another record for the number of Christmas lights on their home. They first held the record in 2011, but then were eclipsed by an American home in 2012. This yea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/World-Record-Christmas-Lights/

When A Kitten Takes On Tiny Puppy

(Video Link)Make sure to watch this video with your sound on or you'll be missing half the fun.Everyone wants to play here and there, but sometimes it gets a little too hard. In the meanwhile, we can all enjoy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/When-A-Kitten-Takes-On-Tiny-Puppy/

E2T2

E2T2 by Wirdou That protocol droid can phone home in over six million languages. T-shirt designer Wirdou mashes up two of our favorite movies in this nifty E2T2 design. Visit out Wirdou's official...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/E2T2/

Relationship Advice from the Betars

[http://youtu.be/S3Au_lU5l9c] (YouTube link)Anne's father had arranged for her to marry a man twenty years her senior. To escape that fate, she eloped with the boy across the street. They drove from Connecticut to New Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Relationship-Advice-from-the-Betars/

Christmas Time At Disneyland & California Adventure

It's been a while since we featured a Disneyland article, but after visiting the park for my birthday, I just knew I had to write an article on their holiday festivities. Aside from their amazing decorations, the Christm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Christmas-Time-At-Disneyland-California/

The Disco Bus Stop

Maybe more people would be riding the bus if bus stops are as cool as this one above! The Disco Bus Stop is but one of a series of strange and wonderful bus stops over at Dark Roasted Blend. Each one is increasin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/The-Disco-Bus-Stop/

The Thanksgivukkah Anthem

[http://youtu.be/yaFUcQZSvoE] (YouTube link)The confluence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving is rare enough that the NeatoShop designed a commemorative t-shirt. Now we have a song for the occasion, too! The Jewish a cappe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/The-Thanksgivukkah-Anthem/

Mittens & Hat Wine Bottle Clothes

Mittens & Hat Wine Bottle ClothesThe holiday party season is upon us. Are you looking for a fun way to make your favorite bottle of wine a wee bit more stylish? Accessorize her with the Mittens & Hat Wine Bottle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Mittens-Hat-Wine-Botlte-Clothes/

The Expansion of the Universe and Your Waistline

The universe is gradually expanding over time, growing larger and larger with each passing moment. You may have noticed that your own body is expanding, too. This is not a coincidence. When your body expands, acquiring a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/The-Expansion-of-the-Universe-and-Your-Waistline/

Grub Street’s Very Simple Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner

Hosts and cooks tend to worry too much about Thanksgiving dinner. There's no need to. Look at me, I haven't done anything at all about Thanksgiving dinner except to buy a turkey, and it's only a couple of days away. My l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/26/Grub-Streets-Very-Simple-Tips-for-Thanksgiving-Dinner/










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