Archive for January 4th, 2014

The Ninja Way To Avoid Carbonated Beverage Fizz-Tastrophies

(Video Link)Don’t you hate it when you’re at a social function and go to open a carbonated beverage only to have the whole thing explode all over you, turning you into a sticky mess? It can be a tot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/The-Ninja-Way-To-Avoid-Carbonated-Beverage-Fizz-Tastrophies/

A Visit to the Collision Repair Shop

Jennifer Lapier of Colleyville, Texas, was contacted by police Wednesday night and was told that someone had entered her business, Lone Star Collision Repair. That someone had been driving a GMC Yukon, which had crashed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/A-Visit-to-the-Collision-Repair-Shop/

College Offers Degree in Beer

(Out of Control Pint Glass now on sale at the NeatoShop)No, it’s not a beer tasting or beer appreciation degree. Maybe there’s a class for that, but this degree from Blue Ridge Community College in North Caro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/College-Offers-Degree-in-Beer/

The Weird History of Pogs

Pogs were a game, a trading card, and a souvenir all rolled into one. They were very popular among kids during the late 1980s and early '90s. But they have a history that goes back much further.The actual gameplay behind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/The-Weird-History-of-Pogs/

9 Rules for Naming Your Baby

(Baby Chef - Layette Set now on sale at the NeatoShop)The most unusual baby name that I proposed was Svetlana. My wife vetoed it. I don't blame her and probably wouldn't have gone through with it anyway. A child should h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/9-Rules-for-Naming-Your-Baby/

Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes

You've seen videos of foxes hunting for mice underneath a blanket of snow. They don't catch the mouse (or mole or other creature) all the time, but enough to make it worth the effort. How does a fox sense where its prey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/Secrets-Of-Snow-Diving-Foxes/

Happi Tooth Fairy Animal Pillow

Happi Tooth Fairy Animal Pillow (sold individually)Will the Tooth Fairy be making an appearance in your home soon? Celebrate this milestone with a Happy Tooth Fairy Animal Pillow from the NeatoShop. This adorable plush p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/Happi-Tooth-Fairy-Animal-Pillow/

Man Dresses Up Exactly Like Gap Mannequins Then Poses Next To Them

Mannequins are pretty much just glorified clothes hangers, and even the ones that are given creepy faces or realistic hair still don’t actually look like people, yet somehow these headless mannequins from the Gap l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/Man-Dresses-Up-Exactly-Like-Gap-Mannequins-Then-Poses-Next-To-Them/

Despite Appearances, No One Died

Kansas City is going all out to support their football team. The Parks and Recreation department has a history of dying the city fountains for special occasions, mostly blue for the Royals, but Friday called for red. Unf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/Despite-Appearances-No-One-Died/

RIP William Overstreet, A World War II Fighter Ace Who Flew Through the Eiffel Tower

Captain William Overstreet Jr. died in Roanoke, Virginia at the age of 92. During World War II, he flew a P-51 Mustang fighter plane. During the liberation of France, he performed one of the most daring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/RIP-William-Overstreet-A-World-War-II-Fighter-Ace-Who-Flew-Through-the-Eiffel-Tower/

GIFs, Now With Sound!

[http://youtu.be/CgVpR4KdLRA] (YouTube link)A fairly recent subreddit, /r/gifsound, is dedicated to putting an appropriate soundtrack onto popular gifs. Here's a compilation of their best creations from the past year. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/GIFs-Now-With-Sound/

Argument: Thor Is the New Superman

Thor and its sequel Thor: The Dark World have done well in movie theaters. Fans have likewise found that titular character appealing in the Avengers movies.The Man of Steel, the most recent Sup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/Argument-Thor-Is-the-New-Superman/

Disney Princesses in College

Several of the Disney princesses got into college. Some of them are attentive students. Others have problems, but typical ones for college students. Hallie Cantor and Paul Westover illustrated Cinderella, Aurora, Rapunze...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/Disney-Princesses-in-College/

When the Party Gets Boring

Redditor arc_en_ciel built a ball pit inspired by Randall Munroe's personal ball pit. That's been quite some time ago, and there have been many good times in the pit. But on New Year's Eve, it appears that the party was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/When-the-Party-Gets-Boring/

A Supercut Of Actors In Commercials Before They Were Famous

(Video Link)Have you been losing sleep at night wondering where all those big name celebrities got their start? Are you going crazy trying to figure out the first televised appearance of Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/A-Supercut-Of-Actors-In-Commercials-Before-They-Were-Famous/

The Pastor Behind Snake Salvation

A few years ago, Alex posted about kudzu, and I couldn't believe how many people were unfamiliar with it. There are other things that I've been aware of all my life, but only as an adult did I realize that not everyone *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/The-Pastor-Behind-Snake-Salvation/

Woman Reenacts Selfies from the Man Who Has Her Cell Phone

On New Year's Day, 2013, Danielle Bruckman realized that she had lost her iPhone at some point during the partying of the previous evening. Where was it? She had no idea. But soon, a mysterious man began taking self...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/Woman-Reenacts-Selfies-from-the-Man-Who-Has-Her-Cell-Phone/

This Week at Neatorama

It's been a busy week here, despite the holiday. But that's the way we like it: lots of posts, lots of comments, lots of visitors. That's the way to start a new year! Subscribers already know this: NeatoMail */st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/This-Week-at-Neatorama-186/

Neatolinks: Please Pet Doge, Then Enjoy Some Art

Whose Face Should We Make Into Chocolate First? Alex or Johns? (The Mary Sue)These Crocheted Portraits Are Just Creepy Enough to be Fantastic (Hi Fructose)Don't Dig Crochet Art? How About Beaded Sculptures (Beautifu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/Neatolinks-4/

Rapping Eggs

[http://youtu.be/Thu_eiBdG_Y] (YouTube link)How could you possibly eat a breakfast that sings for you? This fine example of pareidolia was first uploaded with a different soundtrack. I think this one fits just right. -vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/Rapping-Eggs/

Amish Ice Harvesting

(Photo: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal)This sled-mounted power saw cuts through thick ice on the lakes of Wisconsin. Lynn Miller of the town of Markesan uses it to harvest blocks of ice, which he keeps in an insulated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/Amish-Ice-Harvesting/

The Story Behind the Photo That Inspired Walter Mitty’s Journey

In the new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, our protagonist goes on a journey to find a missing photograph, which was taken (in the movie) by a photographer played by Sean Penn. In reality, the photo was t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/04/The-Story-Behind-the-Photo-That-Inspired-Walter-Mittys-Journey/






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