Archive for January 7th, 2014

Porcelain Figurines Altered With A Little Help From Honey Bees

Artist Aganetha Dyck felt like the porcelain figurines she uses in her works were missing something, so she put her friendly neighborhood swarm of bees to work helping her finish up each piece with some hive worthy modif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Porcelain-Figurines-Altered-With-A-Little-Help-From-Honey-Bees/

Should Christmas Fall on a Fixed Day of the Week?

(Stock Market, The Ride t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)Tyler Cowen is an economist at George Mason University. You may remember him for his quirky final exam. Dr. Cowen tries to apply economic thinking to areas tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Should-Christmas-Fall-on-a-Fixed-Day-of-the-Week/

Dachshund and Disabled Cat Are Inseparable

[http://youtu.be/1AkTdvTOngo] (YouTube link)It was a strange case that a healthy, well-fed Dachshund and a clean young disabled cat were found abandoned in a driveway in Florida. They appeared to be from someone's home,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Dachshund-and-Disabled-Cat-Are-Inseparable/

Boss Sells Restaurant to Help Employee with Brain Tumor

(Photo: KHOU)Brittany Mathis, 19, is a waitress at the Kaiserhof Restaurant and Wunderbar, a German restaurant in Montgomery, Texas. She found a rash on her leg that wouldn’t go away. Doctors performed tests and br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Boss-Sells-Restaurant-to-Help-Employee-with-Brain-Tumor/

Trailer For A New Horror Video Game That Changes Every Time You Play

(Video Link)If you’ve been waiting for a video game that will truly make you jump out of your seat in fear, a game that captures the dark atmosphere, chills and deadly mortality of a true Horror genre m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Trailer-For-A-New-Horror-Video-Game-That-Changes-Every-Time-You-Play/

Doge Generator

Just what you've been waiting for -a Doge Generator! The proper fonts, colors, and fields are all there for you, so you can doge them in a hurry. Much nice.Doge, Generator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Doge-Generator/

Imaginations Soar In Animated Short Called The Flight

(Video Link)Everyone has dreamed of visiting a flying city or castle in the sky, right? Okay, maybe not if you’re an acrophobe or you’re allergic to clouds, but even people who fit in those groups can agree f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Imaginations-Soar-In-Animated-Short-Called-The-Flight/

Top Ten Photoshop Disasters of 2013

Photoshop Disasters had so many horrible catalog entries, ads, and images posted this year that it took them some time to sort out the best. But it was worth the wait! See magazine covers with demons and plastic dolls on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Top-Ten-Photoshop-Disasters-of-2013/

1775: America Builds Its First Submarine

(Image: NOAA)Even before there was a United States, the American people were innovators in military technology. David Bushnell, a Connecticut supporter of the rebellion against British rule, designed and built the roughl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/1775-America-Builds-Its-First-Submarine/

Winter Sun

Sometime the sun can be a bit of a psycho, especially over America. Did you see the sun at all today? I did, but it didn't do anything to help. Kids were out of school for 16 days over vacation plus one, two … THR...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Winter-Sun/

Shark Fin Ice Tray

Shark Fin Ice Tray (sold individually)Make your next soiree a swimming good time with the Shark Fin Ice Tray from the NeatoShop. This frightfully fun Ice tray makes ice cubes that look like shark fins. Be sure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Shark-Fin-Ice-Tray-2/

Snoop Lion's New Pokemon Themed Music Video

(Video Link)Snoop Lion may have lost the dogg in him, preferring to go through the rest of his years as king of the felines, but he certainly hasn’t lost his love of video games.The new video for his song...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Snoop-Lions-New-Pokemon-Themed-Music-Video/

The Story of the Unipiper

Neatoramanauts are familiar with Brian Kidd, also known as the Unipiper. Chris Higgins wrote up a biography of Kidd for The Magazine in which we learn how he came to combine the esoteric skills of unicycling, playing bag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/The-Story-of-the-Unipiper/

French Fry Hamburger Bun

Nick Chipman, the mad food scientist at DudeFoods, found a way to make eating a fast food meal more efficient. Why eat a burger and fries as separate food items? You can combine them.They key ingredient...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/French-Fry-Hamburger-Bun/

What To Do When It's Really Cold Outside

[http://youtu.be/j3Gs6tyiNX4] (YouTube link)Henry Reich shows you six fun things you can do when it's really cold outside. They all look like fun, except for the swimming. Yes, he goes swimming. In Wisconsin. In sub-zero...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/What-To-Do-When-Its-Really-Cold-Outside/

A Magnificent Look At Dogs Riding in Cars

Everyone knows that dogs love riding in cars, but it's rare to see the full extent of elation of their faces as clearly as you can see it in this new fantastic photo series by Lara Jo Regan. You might recognize that name...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/A-Magnificent-Look-At-Dogs-Riding-in-Cars/

Frostquakes

People in Canada have reported large booming sounds that didn't lead to any explosives. What they are hearing are "frostquakes," which is kind of like an earthquake, but produced by the cold weather.Known to experts as c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Frostquakes/

A New Papercraft Site Called Urban Paper Collective

Urban art, graffiti and otherwise, led the way for urban vinyl to make a splash, mostly because the toys were based on artwork by graffiti and lowbrow artists. Now we’ve reached the urban paper stage, since nobody...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/A-New-Papercraft-Site-Called-Urban-Paper-Collective/

Yamato Sings to Sirens

[http://youtu.be/229ZhY9DRKo] (YouTube link)When Yamato the Golden Retriever heard a siren, he had to sing along. Although he has a great voice and an interesting tune, singing to sirens in itself isn't all that impressi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Yamato-Sings-to-Sirens/

How Map Projections Distort Landmasses

This cool illustration from a 1921 issue of Scientific American uses a human head to demonstrate how map projections distort the sizes and shapes of landmasses. The upper left drawing shows a globe, which is why...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/How-Map-Projections-Distort-Landmasses/

Cute Animated Short Film- DAMNED

(Video Link)Despite the name some extremely conservative folks will find a bit crude, Damned is a damn fine, gosh darn adorable animated short by Richard Phelan about a beaver who wishes for a way to keep the me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Cute-Animated-Short-Film-DAMNED/

50 Nicolas Cage Facts for the 50th Birthday of This National Treasure

Actor Nicolas Cage was born on January 7, 1964, which means he turns 50 years old today. Cage, who took his last name from the comic book superhero Luke Cage, has been in more than 70 movies so far. No, you can't name th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/50-Nicolas-Cage-Facts-for-the-50th-Birthday-of-This-National-Treasure/

The Happiest Furniture We've Ever Seen

People claim their furniture has personality, but without a face, how much personality can it really have? Fortunately, there is an alternative as Roberto Giacomucci's Neotoi Family series actually feature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/The-Happiest-Furniture-Weve-Ever-Seen/

The Right Way to Eat a Chicken Wing

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN54rd-15qU](Video Link)You can eat an entire apple--including the core--if you eat it the right way. Foodbeast's research team showed us how last year. Now they're back with a demons...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/The-Right-Way-to-Eat-a-Chicken-Wing/

Inflating, Inverting, and Shaking the Strangulated Hernia Patient

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Rsearch. This medical report, long overlooked, contains advice worth discussing. (Thanks to Alice Dreger for bringing it to our attention.)The full citation is:&n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Inflating-Inverting-and-Shaking-the-Strangulated-Hernia-Patient/

Neatolinks: Propaganda, Snow and Adding Faces to Everything

25 Fantastic Photos From China's Ice and Snow Festival (Mental Floss)The Most Popular TV Show Set in Every State (Incredible Things)We Love These Propaganda Posters for Geeks (The Mary Sue)Everything is Made Better With...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Neatolinks-Propaganda-Snow-and-Adding-Faces-to-Everything/

Gnomes Salt & Pepper Shakers

Gnomes Salt & Pepper ShakersAdd a little garden magic to your kitchen table with the Gnomes Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This enchanting set features two gnomes kissing. The set is made of glazed cer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Gnomes-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Photo Series Depicts Guys Wearing Their Girlfriend's Clothes

Photographer Jon Uriarte found male subjects willing to both wear their girlfriend’s clothes and have those images shared with millions on the web, which "addresses the recent change in roles in heterosexual relati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Photo-Series-Depicts-Guys-Wearing-Their-Girlfriends-Clothes/

Before Street Lights, There Were Moonlight Towers

(New Orleans moonlight tower, c. 1882)Before the United States became widely electrified, it was not practical to build individual street lights in many cities. That’s why some cities built “moonlight...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Before-Street-Lights-There-Were-Moonlight-Towers/

Pick Them Back Up

[http://youtu.be/57e4t-fhXDs] (YouTube link)An article at the Daily Beast entitled Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win explains how doing something over and over, even though you make nume...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/07/Pick-Them-Back-Up/




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