Archive for January 2nd, 2014

The Facts About That Most Evil Of Numbers 666

It’s a number that has vexed and troubled people for generations, a triple dose of the digit between five and seven thought to bring bad luck, and possibly the devil himself, when it appears.That number is the drea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/The-Facts-About-That-Most-Evil-Of-Numbers-666/

Stranded Men Set Car Afire to Keep Warm

Police in Pincher Creek, Alberta, responded to a suspicious fire Saturday morning. The story behind it was gradually pieced together. Two men had been in the Honda the day before, but they became lost and then put the ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Stranded-Men-Set-Car-Afire-to-Keep-Warm/

Gus Gus and Jaq Salt & Pepper Shakers

Gus Gus and Jaq Salt & Pepper ShakersDoes all the cooking, dishes, and cleaning have you feeling like poor Cinderelly? Invite the Gus Gus and Jaq Salt & Pepper Shakers into your kitchen. This cheerful duo is alwa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Gus-Gus-and-Jaq-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

The 20 Happiest Colleges in America

(Photo: Stuart Seeger)Coming in at #1, it’s (of course) Texas A&M University. That makes perfect sense, for the soul is naturally Aggie.The Daily Beast used statistics from the National Center for Educational S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/The-20-Happiest-Colleges-in-America/

Dancing Wildlife

[http://youtu.be/xYIUFEQeh3g] (YouTube link)A year and a half ago, we brought you a great video from Jurgen Otto of the peacock spider and his strange mating dance. Now Dario Trovato·has taken that footage to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Dancing-Wildlife/

43 Things You Might Not Know about Studio Ghibli Films

Since the launch of its first film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli has enchanted viewers around the world and hooked many people on anime. Rocket News 24 re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/43-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-about-Studio-Ghibli-Films/

Red-hot Nickel Ball in Velveeta

[http://youtu.be/Z66SkZKEAPw] (YouTube link)Psst! Wanna see a melting volcano of cheese? Watch what happens when the famous red-hot nickel ball is placed on a brick of Velveeta. It doesn't sink in quite as fast as you'd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Red-hot-Nickel-Ball-in-Velveeta/

12 Feet of Ramen Suspended in Time

(Photo: One and J. Gallery)Seung Yul Oh’s hyper-realistic resin sculpture looks like a 12-foot long clump of ramen noodles rising majestically from a bowl, like an idol to the god of the midnight snack. It&rsq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/12-Feet-of-Ramen-Suspended-in-Time/

Martin Scorsese's Student Film- It's Not Just You Murray!

(Video Link)Martin Scorsese is the undisputed master of the gangster flick, responsible for such greats as Casino, Goodfellas and The Departed just to name a few, but his career seems...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Martin-Scorseses-Student-Film-Its-Not-Just-You-Murray/

Scientists Tell Their Favorite Jokes

(Statistics t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)A statistician gave birth to twins, but only had one of them baptised. She kept the other as a control.Get it? That's a good one by David Spiegelhalter, a professor of sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Scientists-Tell-Their-Favorite-Jokes/

Cat Jump Compilation

[http://youtu.be/7vK2bnagxbM] (YouTube link)Here's a collection of cat jump videos with a twist: unless you've seen the original video, you don't know if the leap will end in a perfectly impressive landing or a complete...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Cat-Jump-Compilation/

Calvin & Hobbes as Celebrities

They were child stars back in the old days. Now the famous comedy duo has reunited. After a successful reality TV show about them running a transmorgifier repair shop, Calvin and Hobbes are ready to make it big with a re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Calvin-Hobbes-as-Celebrities/

Cigarette Shoes Make A Deadly Fashion Statement

They say smoking cigarettes will kill you, but these cigarettes ain’t for smoking- they’re for strutting around town looking all dangerous, showing the world that messing with you can cause shortness of breat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/If-Looks-Could-Kill-These-Cigarette-Shoes-Are-Weapons-Of-Mass-Destruction/

Antarctica Condition 1 Weather

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz2SeEzxMuE](Video Link)We're having a cold snap down here in Texas. It's gotten as low as 50ºF! Brrr. We'll survive though.Now in Antarctica, they've got it really rough. Here's a vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Antarctica-Condition-1-Weather/

This Truck is Made of Ice

We've seen some pretty impressive ice sculptures from all over, but this is the first one that moves under its own steam. Or gasoline, actually. The truck was made from 11,000 pounds of ice, sculpted and set over a regul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/This-Truck-is-Made-of-Ice/

Artistic Temperaments

This isn't the result of a quantitative study.* Jimmy Chen expressed his opinions of the value of various musicians, rappers and fiction authors using a Cartesian coordinate system. You can view them all here*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Artistic-Temperaments/

10 Animals That Went Extinct in 2013

We get excited about new species discovered every year, but at the same time, there are those that we've given up hope of ever seeing again -alive. Researchers have searched for the Formosan Clouded Leopard in Taiwan for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/10-Animals-That-Went-Extinct-in-2013/

The First USS Enterprise

What? No, I’m not talking about the old NCC-1701 from Star Trek.(Image via US Navy)I’m referring to the Enterprise, a ship in the Continental Navy from 1775-1777.In May 1775, the dashing Ame...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/The-First-USS-Enterprise/

Scalp Squid Head Massager

Scalp Squid Head MassagerGot stress? The Scalp Squid Head Massager from the NeatoShop is to the rescue. Use this adorable pink cephalopod to caress your cares away.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Scalp-Squid-Head-Massager-2/

3D Paper Illustrations By Sam Pierpoint

Unless an artist is creating papercraft sculptures artworks made out of paper tend to look pretty flat, but Sam Pierpoint creates a sense of three dimensionality with her imaginative and colorful hybrid works.Sam’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/3D-Paper-Illustrations-By-Sam-Pierpoint/

National Science Fiction Day

Happy National Science Fiction Day! January 2nd is the day selected for this wonderful holiday because it was Isaac Asimov's birthday. It's a day to celebrate, appreciate, and even read some of the many science fiction o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/National-Science-Fiction-Day/

True Facts About The Armadillo

(Video Link)It's been a while since we've seen any videos from Ze Frank's True Facts series and man are we happy to have a new one. This time, the subject is armadillos, including their defense mechanisms and s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/True-Facts-About-The-Armadillo/

What Is It? game 308

Now it's time for our collaboration with the awesome What Is It? Blog! What is this thing? You don't have to know to win!Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, thou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/What-Is-It-game-308/

Chile's Beautiful Bicentennial Park

Playgrounds tend to look pretty similar with some slides, swings and assorted other equipment, but occasionally you can find one that's really special. Chile's Children's Bicentennial Park is a great example of a playgro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Chiles-Beautiful-Bicentennial-Park/

20 Life Lessons from Adventure Time

Finn understands! He's just a kid, but he already gasps romantic relationships. His analogy, though, is a bit off. Dating is more like stunt riding than a casual bike ride. That's because there's a high probability that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/20-Life-Lessons-from-Adventure-Time/

A Few Facts You Might Not Know About the TV Series Batman

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Batman, the TV series, made its debut as one of TV's first mid-season...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/A-Few-facts-You-Might-Not-Know-About-the-TV-Series-Batman/

Neatolinks: The Doge Ugly Sweater

Much Ugly Sweater. Very Doge (Make)A Basset Hound Running In Slow Motion Is True Beauty (Laughing Squid)It Will Take 6000 Dead Goats to Build England's High Speed Railway (Improbable Research)How to Make A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Neatolinks-3/

Nostalgic Short Film - FROM 1994

(Video Link)Reminiscing about the good old days has now begun to include the early 1990s, which officially makes those of us who are over 35 feel old. However, short films which utilize the 90s as a point of reference in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Nostalgiac-Short-Film-FROM-1994-2/

There's an App for That

(Image: John McNamee)You still feel incomplete? Then you must not have the updated version. Head back to the Apple store and buy one. Then go to Settings > General > Life's Purpose. Switch it to On...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Theres-an-App-for-That/

Ice Fishermen Hand-Feed a Wild Fox

[http://youtu.be/JNDErLHsSiU] (YouTube link)This wild fox walks across a frozen lake near Saratov, Russia, to approach some fishermen. For his curiosity, he's rewarded with salami. This fox must have some previous experi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/02/Ice-Fishermen-Hand-Feed-a-Wild-Fox/










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