Archive for December 6th, 2013

What’s This Grid Pattern on the Ocean?

(Photo: Michel Griffon)Sometimes in large bodies of water, wave systems cross each other. When they hit each other, these systems will form crests twice as high and troughs twice as deep. It can be difficult to sail in s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Whats-This-Grid-Pattern-on-the-Ocean/

The Talking Boat

[http://youtu.be/38v51JvIv0A] (YouTube link)I don't know anything about this. The entire description at YouTube is this:"BRWABLGABLWRABRABLA" ~boat.But I know that my cheeks are hurting from laughing. Something that does...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/The-Talking-Boat/

Tiki Optimus Prime

Mike Mendez, an artist and custom toymaker, altered an 8-inch plastic Transformers figure. He gave it a look inspired by the traditional arts of Polynesia. TikiPrime Warrior, as he calls it, will be on d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Tiki-Optimus-Prime/

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads R. Kelly Lyrics

(Video Link)Those darn Brits can make anything sound good, with their sophisticated pronunciations of words and smarmy attitudes as they sit there speaking proper English.The latest pop culture obsession from a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Benedict-Cumberbatch-Reads-R-Kelly-Lyrics/

How the Sneeze Guard Changed Buffet Tables Forever

If you've ever eaten at a serve-yourself buffet, you're probably glad to see a transparent sneeze guard between other people's faces and your food. Surprisingly, the sneeze guard isn't all that old. While smorgasbord res...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/How-the-Sneeze-Guard-Changed-Buffet-Tables-Forever/

Prank: Trapped in an Ikea House

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XLPmY89cGM] (Video Link)Ylvis is the Norwegian music and comedy group most famous for their song “What Does the Fox Say?” Its members pulled this delicious prank at an Ikea st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Prank-Trapped-in-an-Ikea-House/

Beware The Megafoot

When the good ol’ boys from hit “reality” TV shows like Finding Bigfoot go out Squatch huntin’ they'd better watch their backs, 'cause there might be a new breed of Squatch lurking in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Beware-The-Megafoot/

2013 Movie Trailer Mashup

[http://youtu.be/YU8CvjIwAlY] (YouTube link)Not just the best movies of 2013 -all of them! Sleepy Skunk used 258 movie trailers from 2013 to make this year-end trailer mashup. I didn't know there were that many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/2013-Movie-Trailer-Mashup/

Two Adorable Cakes Based On The Disney Film Frozen

Disney’s newest animated smash hit Frozen has inspired artists from all over the world to try their hand at making something shaped like one of the stars of the film. The favorite subjects so far are, of c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Two-Adorable-Cakes-Based-On-The-Disney-Film-Frozen/

Minnie Polka Dot Crossbody Bag

Minnie Polka Dot Crossbody BagAre you looking for a sweet holiday treat for your sweet? Give her the Minnie Polka Dot Crossbody Bag from the NeatoShop. The printed faux leather bag is embossed with Mickey ears and f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Minnie-Polka-Dot-Crossbody-Bag/

The Star Wars on Christmas

Web cartoonist Lar deSouza drew a festive scene that we might encounter in December in any shopping mall on Tatooine or Naboo or wherever Vader hangs out when he's not hunting rebels. Now, you remember w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/The-Star-Wars-on-Christmas/

Crossing a River by Zipline

[http://youtu.be/Qb29EKeiuko] (YouTube link)You've seen people cross scary canyons by zipline, but have you ever seen a car travel this way? In Siberia, there's a spot where vehicles need to cross the Chuya River, but th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Crossing-a-River-by-Zipline/

20 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The character Clark Griswold is so associated with Christmas -especially outdoor Christmas lights- that it's sometimes hard to remember that Christmas Vacation was the second sequel to National Lampoon's Vac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/20-Surprising-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-National-Lampoons-Christmas-Vacation/

Simon's Cat in Christmas Presence

[http://youtu.be/abPLDLV8O4s] (YouTube link)Things get super weird around Christmastime -especially if you are a cat and haven't read the literature. Simon's cat explores the strange little man with a red cap, and finds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Simons-Cat-in-Christmas-Presence/

Humanoid Planets

Mary at Thoughts Up North drew anthropomorphized versions of nine planets -or eight planets and one planetoid, if you prefer- of our solar system.I’ve always loved space and the planets. I’ve seen a few &ldqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Humanoid-Planets/

My Neighbor, René Magritte

Cartoonist Grant Snider is composing a new series at Medium called “Who Needs Art?” His first piece discusses the Belgian surrealist René Magritte. Snider writes:René Magritte i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/My-Neighbor-Rene-Magritte/

My Beauty Boy

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton moved to a temporary home for a couple of months in 1974 while Burton filmed The Klansman in 1974. One of Taylor's cats, Cassius, went missing from the new neighborhood and ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/My-Beauty-Boy/

Can We Bring Back Date Night At Disneyland?

I actually just used my Disneyland pass yesterday to enjoy another great day at the themepark. While I was with a special someone, it was far from a date, but now that I heard about Disneyland's organized "Date Nites" th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Can-We-Bring-Back-Date-Night-At-Disneyland/

Don't Cross the Cat!

This compilation shows that there are many dogs out there who are totally intimidated by the house cat. Can you blame them? After all, cats are pointy on five ends! Some of the cats eventually show us why the dogs are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Dont-Cross-the-Cat/

Ko Tapu--Also Known as James Bond Island

(Photo: Yolda Olmak)Jutting up out of the waters of Phang Nga Bay on the western coast of Thailand is the small island of Ko Tapu. It’s also known as James Bond Island because scenes from the 1974 movie The Man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Ko-Tapu-Also-Known-as-James-Bond-Island/

Darth Vader Nutcracker

Darth Vader NutcrackerRight now, in a galaxy you live in... A NEW HOPE for Christmas decorations has emerged. It is the Darth Vader Nutcracker from the NeatoShop. This striking wood nutcracker is shaped like your favorit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Darth-Vader-Nutcracker/

Pantone Color of the Year for 2014

Every December, the Pantone company pronounces a new "color of the year" for the coming year. The color chosen for 2014 is PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid.“While the 2013 color of the year, PAN...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Pantone-Color-of-the-Year-for-2014/

My Little Pony Chainmail Vest

When bronies march into battle, they bear the courage of Rainbow Dash, the viciousness of Fluttershy and the fortitude of Applejack. But most importantly, they carry the authority of Princess Celestia, the ruler of Eques...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/My-Little-Pony-Chainmail-Vest/

Twin Peaks: A Shot in the Dark

How Twin Peaks made modern art of the soap opera -and saved network TV in the process.David Lynch and Mark Frost seemed an unlikely pair when they met for lunch one day in 1988. Lynch was an auteur who'd burnish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Twin-Peaks-A-Shot-in-the-Dark/

That's A Spicy Burger!

Love Sriracha? Love bacon? Then you'll love the new burgers from Southern California burger chain Slater's 50/50 (known for the all bacon burger and the nacho burger). Their new Sriracha burger features a half bacon and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Thats-A-Spicy-Burger/

Cinerama: "The Next Big Thing That Was"

One of the many innovations in motion picture technology designed to bring people back to the theaters instead of watching television, Cinerama was introduced fifty years ago. It was an early precursor to the IMAX experi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Cinerama-The-Next-Big-Thing-That-Was/

Cadbury Creme Egg Bites

It’s time to start getting ready for Easter! Before too long, stores will roll out their line of Easter products. Get into the spirit of the season by getting creative with Cadbury Creme Eggs, such as eggs benedict...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Cadbury-Creme-Egg-Bites/

Star Wars Christmas Cards

Artist PJ McQuade (previously at Neatorama) created four new designs for his Star Wars Christmas card series. This one is called "Yoda Claus." Below, you see "Jabba Bells."In fact, there are nine Star Wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Star-Wars-Christmas-Cards/

Texas Aggies Build the World's Largest Gingerbread House

(Photo: Traditions Club)The Traditions Club is a golf course and country club operated by Texas A&M University. It’s now in the Guinness Book of World Records for building the world’s largest ging...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/06/Texas-Aggies-Build-the-Worlds-Largest-Gingerbread-House/






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