Archive for December 16th, 2013

Watch Waffles Jump

[http://youtu.be/5d7aruKYkKs] (YouTube link)This cat is named Waffles the Terrible, and videographer YakStudios insists he's not fat -just furry. He's only seven months old, which means he is just now encountering snow,...

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Enterprise Wine Stopper

Enterprise Wine StopperA bottle of wine, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Enterprise Wine Stopper from the NeatoShop. Its mission: to explore strange new beverages, to prevent leftover wines from losing t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Kirk-Wine-Stopper/

Santa Inserted into Famous Paintings

Here is Eduoard Manet's Le Déjeune sur l'Herbe (Luncheon on the Grass), a painting rejected for the presitigious Salon exhibition of 1863. Classical nudity was respectable in Academic art at the...

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Strange And Adorable Video That Explores Themes Of Fatherhood

(Video Link)Photographer Michael Clinard wanted to come up with a project that involved his 2 year old daughter Tala, a project that was created simply for their own amusement and showcases how much he loves being a dad....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Strange-And-Adorable-Video-That-Explores-Themes-Of-Fatherhood/

Turducken? No, Thanks. I'll Have the Cthurkey.

A turducken is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey. A Cthurkey is an octopus stuffed inside a turkey and garnished with crab legs and bacon. The dish is named in honor of our Lord Cthulhu whose dreadf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Turducken-No-Thanks-Ill-Have-the-Cthurkey/

The Story of Gollum, The Musical

(Video Link)Smeagol was once a normal hobbit, but whereas Frodo and Bilbo had strong wills and good character, his weak moral compass let the ring destroy him in no time. While Gollum likes to think that he i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/The-Story-of-Gollum-The-Musical/

The Three Bears Take a Dip

TJ Ozbay of North Naples, Florida, called 911 when she saw bears swimming in her pool. They had broken through the lanai screen and helped themselves to a dip. One came up to the sliding glass doors that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/The-Three-Bears-Take-a-Dip/

The South Won the Last Battle of the Civil War

(Texas Military Forces Museum)It can be hard to determine precisely which is the first or last engagement of a war or what qualifies as a battle. But one can plausibly argue that the last battle of the American C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/The-South-Won-the-Last-Battle-of-the-Civil-War/

A Beautifully Simple Solution to Covering Up An Ugly AC Unit

Air conditioning is great when it comes to comfort, but the exterior unit is a serious eyesore. But one couple, the creative minds behind House Pet, found a great way to make theirs significantly more attractive with a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/A-Beautifully-Simple-Solution-to-Covering-Up-An-Ugly-AC-Unit/

Christmas Lights for the Lazy

Homeowner TaterTotsForLunch not only does not have to put up so many lights to be fully decorated for Christmas, but he also did not think up the idea, his wife painted the Grinch, and he even waited for someone else to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Christmas-Lights-for-the-Lazy/

Photographer Showcases Texas Chrysanthemum Corsage Tradition

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and although this expression is generally used as a crude euphemism what it really means is that Texans like their stuff large and showy. They like big cars, big hats, big bul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Photographer-Showcases-Texas-Chrysanthemum-Corsage-Tradition/

Movie Titles Math Quiz

Can you figure out the movie titles from these math equations (or math illustrations, which is a better term, I guess)? At Spiked Math, there are more of these graphics plus an interactive movie math qui...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Movie-Titles-Math-Quiz/

Storybook Snow White

Storybook Snow White (front and back shown)Christmas is nearly here. Are you still searching for an enchanting gift for your true love? Give them the Storybook Snow White collectible figurine from the NeatoShop. This cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Storybook-Snow-White/

Hipster Santa Was Into Christmas Before It Was Cool

All season, I've been getting annoyed by the Santa in the Petco commercials. He's just too well-groomed and polished and his casual clothes are almost creepy. That being said, at least he's not a hipster.With the classic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Hipster-Santa-Was-Into-Christmas-Before-It-Was-Cool/

Car Ad: "Luxury Defined"

[http://youtu.be/Fr6FklMc6B0] (YouTube link) Luke Aker is a filmmaker who wants to sell his car, so it only made sense that he made an ad for it. You'd think it was a top-of-the-line luxury vehicle, but it's a 1996 Nissa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Car-Ad-Luxury-Defined/

Totally Edible Adventure Time Gingerbread Candy Kingdom

Anyone who watches the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time knows that the protagonists, Finn and Jake, are always saving the lives of some unfortunate citizens from the Candy Kingdom who are in peril. And yet, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Delicious-Looking-Edible-Adventure-Time-Candy-Kingdom/

Santa Came in Like a Wrecking Ball

Santa came in like a wrecking ball. But what choice did you leave him? You left the flue on the chimney closed. He had to get inside somehow. After all, you’re on his list.You may remember the Miley Cyrus “Wr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Santa-Came-in-Like-a-Wrecking-Ball/

The Dinosaur Pet Guide

Common sense tells us that you should never buy a pet for someone who does not live with you, unless you are specifically asked. If you are considering buying a pet for your children, there are plenty to select from. Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/The-Dinosaur-Pet-Guide/

Headset Turns Whatever You're Looking At Into A GIF

Have you ever wanted to convert whatever you’re currently staring at into a GIF to play back on your computer and share with your friends?With the Neurocam, from Neurowear, strapped to the side of your head you can...

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Merry Christmas Exclamation Point

[http://youtu.be/km9iS2tcRZE] (YouTube link)Jon Lajoie (previously at Neatorama) sings about the emotions of the holiday season and how Christmas inspires him to go above and beyond to bring joy to those around him. That...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Merry-Christmas-Exclamation-Point/

The Creeper TARDIS Cake

The TARDIS may be bigger on the inside, but a creeper explosion near the door would still wipe out a good part of the engine room and maybe even part of the console. This delightful Micecraft and Doctor Who mashup birthd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/The-Creeper-TARDIS-Cake/

Whodunit: Aunt Penny's Brooch

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Jonah Bixby, a twelve-year-old crime solver and son of a police detective. Can you solve the crime? (Image credit: Flickr user GlitzUK)It was a fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Whodunit-Aunt-Pennys-Brooch/

Comedic Short Film - Life Doesn't Frighten Me

(Video Link)Life Doesn’t Frighten Me is a comedic short film that is so darn watchable, relatable and downright likeable that it’s bound to get turned into a big budget Hollywood movie some day soon. This is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Comedic-Short-Film-Life-Doesnt-Frighten-Me/

Grover Scarf Hat

Grover Scarf HatIs your super sense of time telling you that Christmas is near? Don't worry! We have a super gift suggestion for you. Get your monster loving friend the Grover Scarf Hat from the NeatoShop. This great kni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Grover-Scarf-Hat-2/

He was Only Three Days from Retirement!

Cleanup in aisle three! A spilled bottle of ketchup is a grand opportunity for drama. A couple of Trader Joe's employee took advantage of the situation just to give you a laugh! My theory is that it was Colonel Mustard i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/He-was-Only-Three-Days-from-Retirement/

Another Year, Another Great Set of Fun Family Photos

Last year we saw the fatastically fun Christmas photos of Neatorama readers The Campanelli Family, who started taking pictures of their three puppies by the fireplace all the way back in 2006.Every year since then,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Another-Year-Another-Great-Set-of-Fun-Family-Photos/

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.(Image credit: Flickr user Doug Wertman)NFL games weren't always the mega-events they are today. What changed them? The Dall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/The-Dallas-Cowboys-Cheerleaders/

Final Christmas Sale on the NeatoShop: Save 20% Off Hundreds of Neat Stuff!

Christmas is almost here, but there's still enough time to get the neatest stuff from the NeatoShop for Christmas delivery. Hurry - quantities are very limited: once they're gone, they're gone! Check out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/Final-Christmas-Sale-on-the-NeatoShop-Save-20-Off-Hundreds-of-Neat-Stuff/

35 mm Film Slide Curtains

Scott Sherwood has amassed a huge collection of images from around the world executed by different photographers over 50 years. Here’s a clever craft that he made from selections of his 35mm film a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/16/35-mm-Film-Slide-Curtains/

16 Cool Christmas Tree Alternatives

Looking for a good excuse to drink a hundred or more bottles of wine without looking like a wino? Then tell everyone you're trying to collect them to make a Christmas tree. If you don't have space for that you can always...

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