Archive for December 12th, 2013

The Power of Empathy

[http://youtu.be/1Evwgu369Jw] (YouTube link)Empathy is when you make yourself truly available emotionally to someone when they need you. This video from the RSA features Dr. Brené Brown, who explains the differenc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/The-Power-of-Empathy/

Corgi and Bunny Are Friends

(Photo: Lareina Tan)Riley, a 3-year old corgi, has new friend. It’s a wild rabbit! Lareina Tan, Riley’s human, says that they met on a walk. She was initially afraid that Riley might hurt the bunny. But all t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Corgi-and-Bunny-Are-Friends/

11 Seriously Strange Products for Pups

Looking for a great Christmas gift for your pooch? Well, it's almost certainly not going to be on this great Mental Floss list of hilarious and strange dog products. From dog beer to perfume to a Twitter dog tag, the col...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/11-Seriously-Strange-Products-for-Pups/

Clever Improvised Log Loader

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAhxzpv0GSY](Video Link)With scrap iron, welding equipment and a bit of Russian ingenuity, this man now has a tool to quickly and easily load logs into the back of his truck. All he has to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Clever-Improvised-Log-Loader/

10 Cool Places You Are Not Allowed to Visit

Neatorama readers already know about North Sentinel Island and Pripyat, but they are far from the only "forbidden" areas of the world. Oddee has ten more that you might want to see, but you cant. Wouldn't it be wonderful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/10-Cool-Places-You-Are-Not-Allowed-to-Visit/

French Cafe Charges Extra for Poor Manners

(Photo: @tokai06)Walk up to the barista and say, "One coffee." That'll be 7 euros. Or say, "One coffee, please." That'll be € 4.25. But if you say, "Hello. One coffee, please" then all you have to pay is € 1.40...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/French-Cafe-Charges-Extra-for-Poor-Manners/

A Building Is Digitally Reconstructed In Surreal Photo Series

Talk about your mind blowing architecture! This impossible looking structure was constructed in the imagination of photographer Victor Enrich, who saw much more than a simple skyscraper when he looked at the NH Munchen D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/A-Building-Is-Digitally-Reconstructed-In-Surreal-Photo-Series/

Dog and Cheetah Playing in the Snow

[http://youtu.be/l0rDeIOI54g] (YouTube link)Savannah the cheetah and her companion Max the dog have a run in the snow at the Cincinnati Zoo. They've been friends since they were both babies. We first featured Savannah wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Dog-and-Cheetah-Playing-in-the-Snow/

Totoro Stocking Pencil Case

Totoro Stocking Pencil CaseTis the season to celebrate with your favorite neighbor. This adorable stocking shaped pencil case features a plush Totoro. A Soot Sprite sits above his head.  Be sure to check out the Nea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Totoro-Stocking-Pencil-Case/

All Hail the Beericorn

There are a lot of ways to make a wedding special, unique and geeky, but I had yet to see a unicorn appear at a wedding, let alone a beericorn...at least, until now.This brilliant take on the traditional celebratory keg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/All-Hail-the-Beericorn/

Comic Strip Music Box Adds a Musical Score to Sequential Art

(Photo: Mieru Record)In an inventive design reminiscent of old silent films accompanied by piano playing, the Mieru Record offers musical accompaniment to comic strips. Stick one in and turn the crank. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Comic-Strip-Music-Box-Adds-a-Musical-Score-to-Sequential-Art/

In the Jungle: The Story of "Mbube"

"Mbube" by Solomon Linda And The Evening Birds 1939 (YouTube link) In 1939, Solomon Linda was a young Zulu herdsman and singer who had moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, to make his for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/In-the-Jungle-The-Story-of-Mbube/

11 Weird Tributes to Mr. Spock

If you couldn't tell already, we here at Neatorama love Star Trek, whether it be the original, the Next Generation, Voyager or Enterprise (some of us even like the new reboot, though t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/11-Weird-Tributes-to-Mr-Spock/

Ashens Reviews Unlicensed Toys

Stuart Ashen takes a close look at some unlicensed toys made with not quite the care and quality control of the originals. He starts out with a Batman Begins trading card set that seemed familiar to me, because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Ashens-Reviews-Unlicensed-Toys/

Hilarious Calendar Starring New York City Cab Drivers

Calendars that benefit charitable causes usually feature cute animals or sexy guys and gals posed for maximum sales potential, but a calendar starring New York City cab drivers has got to be a first.This wacky NYC Taxi D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Hilarious-Calendar-Starring-New-York-City-Cab-Drivers/

Dogs With Fake Eyebrows Are Utterly Amazing

(Video Link)Everyone has emotions and eyebrows are particularly useful in helping express these feelings -even when it comes to dogs. Of course, they aren't just useful for emoting, they're also great for a lau...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Dogs-With-Fake-Eyebrows-Are-Utterly-Amazing/

Frank Sinatra: The Ladies Man

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. You can't live on Jack Daniels alone, Pally. -Frank Sinatra, 1962When Sinatra d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Frank-Sinatra-The-Ladies-Man/

Dr. Seuss' Lesser Known Adult Book

Everybody knows about Dr. Seuss’ illustrious career as writer/illustrator of legendary children’s books like The Cat In The Hat and Green Eggs And Ham, but did you know that once upon a time the good doctor t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Dr-Seuss-Lesser-Known-Adult-Book/

The Vespa Segway

Segways are actually pretty useful little vehicles, but they just look so darnn stupid. Fortunately, there's a new option out there for those who want to use a personal transport vehicle.The Zero Scooter combines the sty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/The-Vespa-Segway/

Yummy Pocket Christmas Tree Cookie

Yummy Pockets Christmas Tree Cookie (front and back shown)Do you know someone who is crazy for Christmas cookies? This year give them a sweet treat with the Yummy Pockets Christmas Tree Cookie from the NeatoShop. This ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Yummy-Pocket-Christmas-Tree-Cookie/

Claire Signs Christmas Songs

[http://youtu.be/zQeygYqOn8g] (YouTube link)Lori Koch and her husband went to see their 5-year-old daughter Claire perform in the kindergarten Christmas program. She had no idea that Claire was going to sign all the song...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Claire-Signs-Christmas-Songs/

Juno Space Probe Picks up Ham Radio Operators on Earth

Juno is an unmanned spacecraft launched by NASA to study the planet Jupiter. As Miss Cellania mentioned yesterday, it recently flew by Earth to make use of its gravity and slingshot toward Jupiter.NASA’s Jet Propul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Juno-Space-Probe-Picks-up-Ham-Radio-Operators-on-Earth/

What Is It? game 305

Hey look! It's time for our collaboration with the wonderful What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the object in this picture is? It doesn't really matter if you do, because we are looking for the funniest g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/What-Is-It-game-305/

Hammer Nunchucks

For the carpenter in your life who has either a lot of enemies or some anger issues, there's the hammer nunchaku. Nimer Aleck, an artist in Austin, says that he developed these for display purposes only....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Hammer-Nunchucks/

CG Animated Fantasy Short - 850 Meters

(Video Link)You’d think the whole sword and sorcery thing would have lost its appeal by now, but creative souls keep coming up with original content, animated and otherwise, which manages to keep even the most jade...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/CG-Animated-Fantasy-Short-850-Meters/

14 Fantastic Pieces of Art Based on The Hobbit

I don’t know about you guys, but we here at Neatorama are thrilled about the second installment of Peter Jackson’s take on The Hobbit coming out this weekend, called The Hobbit: The Desolation of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/14-Fantastic-Pieces-of-Art-Based-on-The-Hobbit/

It's Hard To Be a Cat at Christmas

[http://youtu.be/06GhXB2_XNE] (YouTube link)To continue their quest to get folks to buy gooshy noms for their cats, Friskies has released a full-length song about cats and Christmas. The music video stars Oskar the blind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Its-Hard-To-Be-a-Cat-at-Christmas/

Musical Liqueur-Dispensing Machine

You may have heard of David Cranmer, the mechanical sculpture artist. We’ve previously featured his theremin inside a stuffed badger, his Furby hurdy-gurdy and Duck Machine.This is another one of his projects. Sout...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/Musical-Liqueur-Dispensing-Machine/

A Folk Metal Music Video Inspired By Game Of Thrones

(Video Link)If George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy saga Game Of Thrones took place in the modern era the soundtrack would probably sound a lot like this song from progressive folk metal band Scyt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/A-Folk-Metal-Music-Video-Inspired-By-Game-Of-Thrones/

The Baby Name "Cheese" Increased in Popularity 450% Last Year

The number of newborns given the name “Cheese” increased 450% during 2013. Now admittedly, there were not many Cheeses to begin with. There were only 9 Cheeses reported from a survey of 500,0...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/12/The-Baby-Name-Cheese-Increased-in-Popularity-450-Last-Year/








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