Archive for January 8th, 2014

Up & Far, Far Away

Long ago in a house just down the street, Han Fredricksen and Ellie Organa dreamed of travelling far, far away. When Han was unable to fix the hyperdrive, he had to escape Imperial forces trying to put him into a nursing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Up-Far-Far-Away/

Abandoned Detroit Parking Garage Turned Into Street Art Gallery

(Images via Sam Rodriguez/Photo 313)The Library Street Collective underwent a massive endeavor, dubbed The Z Project, to turn a 10-story parking garage in Detroit into a place for street art lovers to hang and take in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Abandoned-Detroit-Parking-Garage-Turned-Into-Street-Art-Gallery/

Catching Up With Maru and Hanna

(Video Link)It's been a while since we checked in with Maru and his younger sister Hanna. So what have these two cute kitties been up to? This video should sum up their recent exploits fairly well -essentially,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Catching-Up-With-Maru-and-Hanna/

Using Sand To Cast A Hexagonal Pewter Stool

(Video Link)Metal casting can involve a lot of expensive equipment, scorching heat and a lot of know-how, or you can simply do what artist Max Lamb does and bring your supplies to the local beach in Cornwall, England and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Using-Sand-To-Cast-A-Hexagonal-Pewter-Stool/

The Simpsons House in LEGO is Now Official

LEGO company officials, perhaps forced to adjust their PR schedule by a leaked photograph, have announced the debut of The Simpsons LEGO construction set. The playset will be available in LEGO s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/The-Simpsons-House-in-LEGO-is-Now-Official/

The Diet of an Early Bird

At one time, it seemed silly to think that birds descended from dinosaurs. Now it's pretty well accepted, even though it's still hard to picture T. rex with feathers. As more fossils and more species are discove...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/The-Diet-of-an-Early-Bird/

Franz Kafka- The Video Game

(Video Link)Now you can truly say “this video game is Kafka-esque” without sounding like a vapid hipster, because The Franz Kafka Video game is on its way to your Castle. You will feel the Metamorph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Franz-Kafka-The-Video-Game/

Play with Your Food

Your parents may have told you this when you were little and learning table manners. Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida remember how to play with their food--and they're really good at it, too! The two photographers have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Play-with-Your-Food-2/

Polar Vortex, You Freeze My Cortex

[http://youtu.be/VnjfYrE7xYQ] (YouTube link)German DJ Flula Borg responds to the recent cold weather with a song complaining about it. Watching this, I cannot help but think how well Flula would fit in on an SNL */em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Polar-Vortex-You-Freeze-My-Cortex/

Cosmuttpolitan Plush Dog Toy

Cosmuttpolitan Plush Dog ToyDoes your sophisticated pooch prefer her chew toys pink and vigorously shaken? Get her the deliciously fun Cosmuttpolitan Plush Dog Toy from the NeatoShop. This intoxicatingly cute dog toy loo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Cosmuttpolitan-Plush-Dog-Toy-2/

A Random Act of Kindness by a Dairy Queen Employee

(KARE 11)Joey Prusak, 19, works at a Dairy Queen restaurant in Hopkins, Minnesota. In September, a blind man purchased a meal at the counter. While paying, he accidentally dropped a 20-dollar bill on the floor. The woman...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/A-Random-Act-of-Kindness-by-a-Dairy-Queen-Employee/

Getting to Know Alternative Bananas

So you may have already heard that the banana we've all come to love, the Cavendish, is likely to become endangered during our lifetimes thanks to the highly contagious Panama Disease. While that stinks, it doesn't mean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Getting-to-Know-Alternative-Bananas/

This Goofy Railroad Design from 1894 Used Wind to Move

In their 1894 book The Coming Railroad, George Nation Chase and Henry William Kirchner wrote that America’s rail system was the most essential piece of technology to maintain modern life....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/The-Chase-Kirchner-Aerodromic-Railroad/

30 (more) Life Hacks Debunked

[http://youtu.be/b4TVGUUt65Y] (YouTube link)In the latest mental_floss video, John Green follows up on the previous video from October that checked out common internet tips on how to make your life better. There are thir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/30-more-Life-Hacks-Debunked/

How to Make a Twitter Cake

Two years ago, Ann Reardon wowed the internet with her cake shaped like the Instagram logo. With every slice through the core, you got the full symbol. This cake is similar, but shows Larry, Twitter&rsqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/How-to-Make-a-Twitter-Cake/

Permafrost Farming in Alaska

The average temperature in Bethel, in western Alaska, is below freezing, although summers see temperatures in the 50s for short time. Yet the town's sole farmer, Tim Meyers, grows root vegetables, greens, and even strawb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Permafrost-Farming-in-Alaska/

Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared 2

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6w67km0MrM](Video Link)Two and a half years ago, Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling enchanted and disturbed the internet with their delightfully weird and slightly terrifying short film D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Dont-Hug-Me-Im-Scared-2/

Solve This Pzzlr: Three Coins

Neatorama presents our collaboration with Pzzlr, a site where you can always find a riddle to exercise your brain. Can you solve this one?A teacher places three coins in front of her student: 1 copper, 1 silver, and 1 g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Solve-This-Pzzlr-Three-Coins/

Medical Student Saves Life of an Actor Pretending to Have a Health Problem

(Photo: Kackson Smith/UVA)Medical schools hire actors to pretend to have certain ailments. Medical students then attempt to diagnose those afflictions. Ryan Jones, a medical student at the University of Virginia, examine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Medical-Student-Saves-Life-of-an-Actor-Pretending-to-Have-a-Health-Problem/

Adapting to Chicago Weather

[http://youtu.be/bs6-C235Ydo] (YouTube link)Some people find it easier to deal with very cold weather than others. Tyler Langford moved from his native Georgia to Chicago to follow his dreams, just in time to experience...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Adapting-to-Chicago-Weather/

It's So Cold That an Escaped Prisoner Turned Himself in

Robert Vick is a prisoner at a minimum security prison in Lexington, Kentucky. He's serving 6 years for burglary and 5 years for possession of a forged instrument. On Sunday, he escaped. He spent about 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Its-So-Cold-That-an-Escaped-Prisoner-Turned-Himself-in/

Kids Who Have Mastered The Art Of Hide And Seek

Playing a game of hide and seek as a child usually involved hiding from the other little kids who were hiding along with you and would give away your position by talking, either that or finding a hiding spot so ultimate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Kids-Who-Have-Mastered-The-Art-Of-Hide-And-Seek/

Jumping on a Frozen Trampoline

There was apparently some freezing rain in Iowa before the big deep freeze set in. Then ADub decided to find out what it would be like to jump on a frozen trampoline. The experience shattered our expectations! -via Daily...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Jumping-on-a-Frozen-Trampoline/

Visiting the Alps? Stay in the Amazing UFOgel

The name UFOgel is a combination of the words "UFO" and "Vogel," which means "bird" in German. And this lovely rental home is a perfect combination of a space ship and a birdhouse. Best of all, the tiny minimalist home i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Visiting-the-Alps-Stay-in-the-Amazing-UFOgel/

The 10 Best Alternate Histories

(If the CSA won World War I by Jordan)Alternate history is a genre of speculative fiction which alters historical events and sets stories within the worlds created by those changes. It differs from historical fiction, wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/The-10-Best-Alternate-Histories/

You're Officially Too Old For Rock Concerts

 Too Old For Rock Concerts Pint Glass (front and back shown)Accepting the fact that you are getting older is hard. Do it gracefully with the Too Old For Rock Concerts Pint Glass from the NeatoShop. This delightful 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Youre-Officially-Too-Old-For-Rock-Concerts/

Neatolinks: Baby It's Cold Outside

We're Both Disturbed and Intrigued By These Fashions Created From Food (Scribol)These Traditional Norwegian Bridal Headdresses Are Utterly Amazing (The Presurfer)Snoop Lion and Pokemon Together At Last (Geekosystem)A Rai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Neatolinks-Baby-Its-Cold-Outside/

Chief White Eagle Flies Through The Air Suspended By His Hair

(Video Link)Stunt performers, magicians and body modification fanatics use their bodies in grisly and dangerous ways to wow audiences and make big bucks nowadays, but they all act like they’re the first...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Chief-White-Eagle-Flies-Through-The-Air-Suspended-By-His-Hair/

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Bun Burger

That title doesn't really do this culinary marvel justice. The bun consists of two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which been battered in kettle chips, then deep fried. The beef patty has been marinat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/Peanut-Butter-and-Jelly-Sandwich-Bun-Burger/

We Can Neutron Dance

[http://youtu.be/y9SbtnSL5E8] (YouTube link)Watch just about every dance movie you can remember seeing set to The Pointer Sister's song "Neutron Dance." There are 73 movies in all, from Hellzapoppin' to Retu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/We-Can-Neutron-Dance/




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