Archive for November 27th, 2013

Cooking Up Meteors

[http://youtu.be/ICQ-v18pdVM] (YouTube link)Aaron Paul (formerly of Breaking Bad) tells the story about that time he pranked his roommate Dave into thinking there was a meteor shower in the backyard. Just when y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Cooking-Up-Meteors/

Why Are Seahorses Shaped Like Horses?

(Photo: Cliff) Due to their body shape, seahorses are very slow swimmers. Most fish are far more efficient in their movement. But Brad Gremmell, a marine biologist at the University of Texas, thinks that he’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Why-Are-Seahorses-Shaped-Like-Horses/

15 Things You Might Not Know About Mystery Science Theater 3000

MST3K debuted on UHF channel KTMA in Minneapolis on Thanksgiving Day in 1988. That's 25 years ago! As the show celebrates its silver anniversary, let's get to know some of its backstory and trivia. You know you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/15-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-Mystery-Science-Theater-3000/

A Spinning Ice Disk Forms on a River

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6PKVsOZoI4](Video Link)I’ve never seen anything like this! An ice disk is a rare ice formation consisting of a thin, circular sheet of ice. With a bit of water pressure or wind, it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/A-Spinning-Ice-Disk-Forms-on-a-River/

Dog Carries Firewood

[http://youtu.be/Ac4yhrigSbU] (YouTube link)Is there any animal more loyal, hardworking, and willing to help out than a dog? An elderly couple in Puerto Montt, Chile, haul firewood into the house, one chunk at a time. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Dog-Carries-Firewood/

That's My Kinda Christmas Tree

There are a lot of clever Christmas displays out there this time of year, but it's still hard to find a Christmas tree this fantastic anywhere in America. You can find this giant salamander tree at the Kyoto Aquarium in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Thats-My-Kinda-Christmas-Tree/

Beauty Value Research Review

The following is from the Annals of Improbable Research.Research about the value of Beautycompiled by Stephen Drew, AIR staff(Image credit: Jorge Mejía peralta)The plaintive lament “I&rsquo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Beauty-Value-Research-Review/

Dash Away Dancer

Dash Away DancerSanta whistled and then he called her by name: "Now, Dancer!"And who should appear?  A tiny ornament reindeer. The Dash Away Dancer ornament is part of the Krinkles collection by Patience Brewst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Dash-Away-Dancer/

The Perfect Breakfast for Christmas Morning

Cinnamon rolls are always are great breakfast option, especially during the winter. But if you want something really seasonal, try tweaking the recipe a touch like Crazy For Crust did with this great gingerbread spi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/The-Perfect-Breakfast-for-Christmas-Morning/

Solve This Pzzlr: Pebbles

Neatorama presents our collaboration with Pzzlr, a site where you can always find a riddle to exercise your brain. Can you solve this one?Eka is a young man of marrying age within the lost tribe of the Milcarnicans. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Solve-This-Pzzlr-2/

At Some Libraries, Patrons Can Pay Fines with Food, Which Is Then Donated to the Poor

(Unrelated photo via wanderingone)Food for Fines is a charity event at some libraries in the United States. At the South Burlington Community Library in South Burlington, Vermont, patrons with library fines can donate fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/At-Some-Libraries-Patrons-Can-Pay-Fines-with-Food-Which-Is-Then-Donated-to-the-Poor/

25 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving

[http://youtu.be/nvjAS7uzwJs] (YouTube link)In the latest mental_floss video, John Green busts some myths and dishes the trivia about the Pilgrims and their feast that got handed down to us in the form of a holiday that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/25-Little-Known-Facts-About-Thanksgiving/

The Worst Toys of the Year

You know what I've always wanted -a training toilet that lets my baby use his iPad while he learns to go potty. Oh wait, that's an insane and idiotic idea... but it has still been made. And that's not the only utterly bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/The-Worst-Toys-of-the-Year/

Goats in Sweaters

Behold this well-dressed goat of Jaipur, india, showing off his sartorial flair! Brooklyn-based artist Alexander Gorlizki works in Jaipur, and has taken photographs of many goats wearing sweaters and other pieces of clot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Goats-in-Sweaters/

A Superhero Comic Book about the Inventor of Library Microfilm Collections

Have you ever used a microfilm reader at a library? In the age between exclusively print library collections and online research databases, library patrons engaging in intensive research often relied on microfilm collect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/A-Superhero-Comic-Book-about-the-Inventor-of-Library-Microfilm-Collections/

Are Imperial Measurements Outdated?

[http://youtu.be/r7x-RGfd0Yk] (YouTube link)Matt Parker from Number Hub explains how logical and intuitive our imperial system of measurement is. Why would anyone want to give up such a wonderful system to go metric? How...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Are-Imperial-Measurements-Outdated/

Scout is a Master of Balance

I had the darnedest time trying to get my dog to sit, let alone teach him to balance things on his head. But I suppose once you teach your dog that, it's only one more step to get them to balance bigger and heavier items...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Scout-is-a-Master-of-Balance/

Matt Hoyle's Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People

Photographer Matt Hoyle (previously at Neatorama) spent a year and a half with the biggest names in comedy, taking their pictures for Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People. The book features 130 photographs pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Matt-Hoyles-Comic-Genius-Portraits-of-Funny-People/

Ariel True Love Tote

Ariel True Love Tote (front and back shown)The holidays are almost here. Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite The little Mermaid fan? Get your grown up princess the Ariel True Love Tote from the NeatoSh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Ariel-True-Love-Tote/

Promise Your Love With Dinosaur Bones

A diamond is forever, but a dinosaur bone is ancient and if your love has an old soul (or a dinosaur fascination) then this wedding band is a perfect match. The design is by Jewelry by Johan, who sourced the bones he u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Promise-Your-Love-With-Dinosaur-Bones/

Brits Try to Place the States

A couple of weeks ago, we looked at some poor attempts by Americans to draw the United States and place each state. They did pretty poorly. For even more laughs, Buzzfeed asked people from Britain to do the same. Now, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Brits-Try-to-Place-the-States/

Spike Vest Protects Your Personal Space on Commuter Trains

(Photo: Siew Ming Cheng)How do you get people to respect your personal space while on the train? I find that having angry arguments with imaginary people tends to do the trick. But it does take work. If you’d rathe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Spike-Vest-Protects-Your-Personal-Space-on-Commuter-Trains/

America's Funniest Thanksgiving Disasters

[http://youtu.be/piF9yzC2ZzY] (YouTube link)America's Funniest Videos posted a compilation of Thanksgiving clips as a seasonal greeting. If nothing this horrible happens to you during the family get-together, yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Americas-Funniest-Thanksgiving-Disasters/

Turkey Body Image Issues

Thanksgiving is a stressful time for turkeys. They become the center of attention even though they are natural introverts. People have high expectations for their turkey experiences and sometimes turkeys can't meet them....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/27/Turkey-Body-Image-Issues/




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