Archive for December 11th, 2013

Eggnog Hot Chocolate

Looking for something to keep you warm this winter but not really in the mood for plain hot chocolate? Then reach for some delicious eggnog and white chocolate chips and start heating them over the stove on low heat. Ser...

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Ian McKellen Meets Muppet Gandalf on Sesame Street

The denizens of Sesame Street are geeking out over The Lord of the Rings. You've already seen Cookie Monster obsessing over precious cookies. In this Vine video, Ian McKellen, who plays Gandalf in the movies, wa...

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The Story Behind America's First Ransom Note

In 1874, kidnapping was a misdemeanor under Pennsylvania law. Then 4-year-old Charley Ross went missing. Two men had picked him and his 5-year-old brother up, but the older boy was set free the same day. Christian Ross,...

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Every Fighting Game Ever

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV4YXmpcP3E](Video Link)Whether it's Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter or another game in the genre, a new player has a lot to learn. I never got into the genre because there...

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Artwork Envisions Wicked As An Animated Feature

The hit Broadway musical Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz has delighted audiences worldwide with the story of the Wicked Witch of the West before she gave her soul to the dark side.The musical is ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Artwork-For-An-Animated-Version-Of-Wicked/

Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind 3

[http://youtu.be/-pziElSiJgc] (YouTube link)AsapSCIENCE has another collection of science facts and ideas that will "turn your brain to mush!" That's their words, not mine. But this video will give you something to think...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Amazing-Facts-to-Blow-Your-Mind-3/

The Wreath of Khan

He tasks me—and I'll have him. I'll chase him round the North Pole and round the Yuletide maelstrom and round perdition's flames before I give him up!Share the vengeful spirit of the season by watching Star Tre...

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Forget Ugly Christmas Sweaters, These Are Just Plain Wrong

There are plenty of ugly sweaters out there this time of year, but while most of them are trashy and tacky, it takes a lot to be downright offensive and terrible like this Santa spelling out Merry Christmas in the snow.&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Forget-Ugly-Christmas-Sweaters-These-Are-Just-Plain-Wrong/

Mario Kart in Real Life

[http://youtu.be/VFcDKLqgv1k] (YouTube link)Olivier Bolduc and Simon Lachapelle produced this stop-motion video featuring Étienne Desboisand Louka Boutin as Mario and Luigi. I almost lost it when Mario began leavi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Mario-Kart-in-Real-Life-2/

Zoe in a Pink Ballet Slipper Christmas Stocking

Zoe in a Pink Ballet Slipper Christmas StockingThe holidays are here. Add a little Sesame Street cheer to your hearth with the Zoe in a Pink Ballet Slipper Christmas Stocking. It is the perfect way to celebrate your love...

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Meanwhile, In Portland

(Photo: unknown)Portland is forever trying to one-up Austin in weirdness. Well, Oregonians, you'd better bring your best game. Austin has stockpiles of weirdness you haven't even seen before.Vegan free-range Christmas tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Meanwhile-In-Portland/

Earth and Moon Seen by Passing Juno Spacecraft

[http://youtu.be/_CzBlSXgzqI] (YouTube link)The Juno spacecraft flew by Earth on October 23, leveraging a bit of Earth's pull to catapult itself off to Jupiter. While it was close by, it took pictures. Engineers at NASA/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Earth-and-Moon-Seen-by-Passing-Juno-Spacecraft/

You're Never Too Old To Rock Fresh Gear

Your body never stops aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your funky fresh style and cutting edge fashion sense when you join AARP and start ordering off the Senior menu. Rocking dope gear is always a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Youre-Never-Too-Old-To-Rock-Fresh-Gear/

The Grass-Whopper: A Burger Made with Crickets

It looks tasty, doesn’t it? There’s Chihuahua cheese and chipotle mayonnaise with fresh lettuce, onion and tomato on a bun. Also crickets. That’s the heart of the flavor for the Grass-Whopper.Antojeria...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/The-Grass-Whopper-A-Burger-Made-with-Crickets/

Why We're Afraid of the Dark

Fear of the dark is a common and an almost universal fear for at least a part of our lives (usually some part of our childhood). Though it's not so much the dark itself that we fear, but the unknown -those scary things t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Why-Were-Afraid-of-the-Dark/

Christmas Vacation? More Like Christmas in Prison

We've talked about cool secrets behind National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, but one thing that article didn't explore was what would happen to the Griswolds after they kidnap Frank Shirley. While he says he'll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Christmas-Vacation-More-Like-Christmas-in-Prison/

Why We Need the Oxford Comma

There are strange things happening in the news lately ..or are there?Peter de Silva posted this screenshot and got arguments from all sides. Some languages do not use the Oxford, or serial, comma and tak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Why-We-Need-the-Oxford-Comma/

An iPhone Attachment That Generates The Smell Of Fresh Popcorn

We just can’t get enough of that fresh popped popcorn smell, but until now if you wanted to carry that savory smell around you either had to douse yourself in artificial butter flavoring or strap a popcorn maker to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/An-iPhone-Attachment-That-Generates-The-Smell-Of-Fresh-Popcorn/

26 Interesting Facts About Beer

[http://youtu.be/XztPtK7yAUk] (YouTube link)Benjamin Franklin did not say that God gave us beer because He loves us and wants us to be happy -but he might have thought it! Beer goes way thousands of yea...

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The Confederate Navy's Crazy Plan to Raid the Great Lakes

(Image via the US Navy Art Collection)During the American Civil War, Confederate commandos and agents launched small attacks and engaged in clandestine activities from British Canada. Most famously, they robbed three ban...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/The-Confederate-Navys-Crazy-Plan-to-Raid-the-Great-Lakes/

Magic! Kit

Magic! KitThe holidays are here. Are you still looking for that truly magical gift for someone you love? You need the Magic! Kit from the NeatoShop. This great little kit includes everything you need to do 12 magic trick...

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Solve This Pzzlr: Rainy Dilemma

(Image credit: Flickr user Thomas ♫)Neatorama presents our collaboration with Pzzlr, a site where you can always find a riddle to exercise your brain. Can you solve this one?Four people need to get from point A to poin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Solve-This-Pzzlr-Rainy-Dilemma/

Forget Christmas, It's Time for Cute-Mas

You don't have to be human to love the holidays. These critters featured on Cute Overload are proof of that and man are they adorable. You might see pups in costumes and kitties attacking trees pretty regularly, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Forget-Christmas-Its-Time-for-Cute-Mas/

Super Selfie: The Father and The Son

[http://youtu.be/uYdr-BsGv_4] (YouTube link)Dancer Gabriel Valenciano and his father, Filipino pop star Gary Valenciano, dance together in this high-energy acrobatic video of generational fusion. The music is "Separate W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Super-Selfie-The-Father-and-The-Son/

The Worst Video Game Releases Of 2013

It’s that time of year again, when the internet celebrates the best and worst of everything before we officially ring in the new year.Here’s a list which details the worst kind of offenders- the video game re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/The-Worst-Video-Game-Releases-Of-2013/

R.T. Grace's Patent Application Proposal

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable research.(Image credit: Flickr user Miss Yellow)by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staffRyan Thomas Grace, an American patent attorney, submi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/RT-Graces-Patent-Application-Proposal/

This Man Walks around in 880-Pound Shoes

If you want to get strong and stay strong, then you’ve got to pump iron constantly. Push yourself to the max, then go even harder. That’s what Zhang Fuxing, a factor workers in Tangshan, Hebei province, China...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/This-Man-Walks-around-in-880-Pound-Shoes/

YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?

[http://youtu.be/H7jtC8vjXw8] (YouTube link)YouTube invited its biggest stars, and the folks who made the year's biggest videos, to join in their annual year-end "rewind" video. Get ready for a collage of the the people,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/YouTube-Rewind-What-Does-2013-Say/

Fifteen Stunning Examples Of Invisible Architecture

From the title you’d expect this article to be about architecture built by the same people who made Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, but these examples of so-called “invisible” architecture should ac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/Fifteen-Stunning-Examples-Of-Invisible-Architecture/

7 Enduring Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life

You might laugh at Home Alone, A Christmas Story, or Christmas Vacation, but if you really want to wallow in emotion, the go-to Christmas film is It's a Wonderful Life. Not only is it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/11/7-Enduring-Lessons-from-Its-a-Wonderful-Life/








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