Archive for January 9th, 2014

A Sea of Ice Balls

[http://youtu.be/iupm6VHKoQU] (YouTube link)Not a good day for lake surfing. The shores of Lake Michigan look like they are being assaulted by floating boulders! No, these aren't rocks, but balls of ice. They form as sma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/A-Sea-of-Ice-Balls/

Memories

Thanks, brain. You're a big help. I had a moment of actual joy going on until you stepped in.Tom Fonder of Happy Jar reminds us that our brains are kind of jerks. Now take a moment to remember that embar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Memories/

Printable Mad Men Paper Dolls Of Joan And Megan

Fans of the hit AMC television series Mad Men know that the characters Megan Draper and Joan Holloway are the most fashionable characters on the show, and they love showing off their designer retro style whether at work...

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Bunny Dressed as Characters from Famous Movies

Benjamin is a Holland Lop rabbit and an Instagram star. With the assistance of his human, Lauren Gates, he has released a 2014 calendar featuring him dressed as your favorite characters from classic movies of the 80s and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Bunny-Dressed-as-Characters-from-Famous-Movies/

Star Studded Short Film- STRUCK

(Video Link)Short films usually have a pretty simple premise, and wait until the bitter end to deliver the punchline, twist or moral message.However, Struck doesn’t really need to keep you in suspense unti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Star-Studded-Short-Film-STRUCK/

The Intelevator

The Intelevator is a recurring skit on Ylvis' TV show Tonight with Ylvis, in which Vegard and Bård mess with people on an elevator. The "intelligent elevator" does many things -and speaks an almost unlimit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/The-Intelevator/

The Meaning of the Names of All Fifty States

Ever wonder what Alaska, California or Iowa means? Well, Like Cool can help you better understand what your state name means, along with any of the other states...well, that is assuming you don't live in one of the state...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/The-Meaning-of-the-Names-of-All-Fifty-States/

Mixed Messages Mug

 Mixed Messages MugDon't let your boring coffee mug hold your prisoner. Capture the Mixed Messages Mug from the NeatoShop. This frightfully fun mug features 150 removable characters so that you can create your own h...

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Advertising in the Age of Legal Marijuana

The Colorado restaurant chain Hapa Sushi offers a new menu designed by ad agency TDA_Boulder. No, they don't offer pot for sale, and there is no smoking on the premises, but the menu does offer suggestions for p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Advertising-in-the-Age-of-Legal-Marijuana/

Firefighter Puts Out Fire with Beer

(Fight Fire with Fire t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)Now before you start breaking open fire hydrants, know that this was a special case. Capt. Craig Moreau, a firefighter in Houston, Texas, was driving from A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Firefighter-Puts-Out-Fire-with-Beer/

Working Around Cats

[http://youtu.be/M8uWG2icAbk] (YouTube link)Shorty and Kodi star in a video titled "A day in the life of every cat owner." I work at home, and have four cats, so what you see here is my life, and one of the reasons why I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Working-Around-Cats/

Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars

Bananas foster is a magical dessert filled with banana liqeuer, bananas, caramel flavor and rum. So what happens when you combine that fantastic flavor with cheesecake? Pure dessert bliss. And you can learn to make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Bananas-Foster-Cheesecake-Bars/

Alternate History Short Story: Anne Frank Survives the Holocaust

Anne Frank and her family fled the Nazi persecution of Jews in Germany by immigrating to the Netherlands. After Germany conquered the Netherlands, they and a few other people lived in hidden rooms in in a house in Amster...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Alternate-History-Short-Story-Anne-Frank-Survives-the-Holocaust/

Pastafarian Councilor Sworn in Wearing Colander

Christopher Schaeffer was sworn in as a member of the town council in Pomfret, New York, last week while wearing a colander on his head.Schaeffer wore a colander (a strainer typically used to drain water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Pastafarian-Councilor-Sworn-in-Wearing-Colander/

A Baby Skunk In Pajamas Cuddling With A Toy Sloth

Ultimately, the title says everything you need to know about these photos -they show an adorable baby skunk in pajamas cuddling with a sloth toy. But, if you want to know why said baby skunk happens to be in pajamas, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/A-Baby-Skunk-In-Pajamas-Cuddling-With-A-Toy-Sloth/

Danger: Humans

[http://youtu.be/OcPqk-O-fD4] (YouTube link)Tom Scott explains how terrifyingly dangerous human beings are, in the form of a educational safety video for interstellar travelers who aren't humans. This video was inspired...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Danger-Humans/

It's A Good Thing Pokemon Isn't A True Story

(Video Link)It’s best not to think about what Pokemon would be like in real life, the mortal ramifications of enslaving poor little creatures then forcing them to battle in arenas for human fame and glory...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Its-A-Good-Thing-Pokemon-Isnt-A-True-Story/

Disney Villains Perfume Bottles

A familiar character is evoked with only a few simple shapes and colors in these perfume bottle concepts by artist Ruby Spark. Without faces or movement, you'll recognize each and every one, if you've seen the Disney mov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Disney-Villains-Perfume-Bottles/

The First and Last Line of Every Doctor

(Image credit: unknown)The Doctor has been through...well, a bunch of incarnations. The enumeration really gets confusing, what with the War Doctor being thrown into the middle. And then there's Peter Cushing playing the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/The-First-and-Last-Line-of-Every-Doctor/

Hopkins Royals

[http://youtu.be/FoGa9JXfA7I] (YouTube link)Finally, a parody of "Royals" that not only makes sense, but will resonate with anyone who would like to recapture their youth while retaining the wisdom that comes with age. M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Hopkins-Royals/

Disney Princesses As World Of Warcraft Characters

Disney Princesses are usually depicted as dainty, delicate and dressed to the nines, except for Mulan and Pocahontas who are much tougher than the rest, but what would these animated ladies look like if they grew up in a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Disney-Princesses-As-World-Of-Warcraft-Characters/

What Is It? game 309

Hey look! It's time for our collaboration with the wonderful What Is It? Blog! Do you know what the object in this picture is? It doesn't really matter if you do, because we are looking for the funniest g...

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A Desk When You Need It A Chic Stereo When You Don't

The Podpad is a desk, storage space, charging station and stereo in one. When you need it, you can fold down the bottom compartment and use it as a desk for your laptop. Open the right cabinet and you have a storage spac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/A-Desk-When-You-Need-It-A-Chic-Stereo-When-You-Dont/

Alexander Girard Alphabet Blocks

 Alexander Girard Alphabet BlocksCelebrate the work and legacy of the famous design icon Alexander Girard with the Alexander Girard Alphabet Blocks from the NeatoShop. This colorful set of 28 wooden blocks feat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Alexander-Girard-Alphabet-Blocks/

Watch This Guy Eat Two Cactuses

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4KPWOUkbw8](Video Link)Kevin Strahle--AKA The L.A. Beast-- is a competitive eater. But whereas other competitive eaters focus on eating vast amounts of normal food, such as hot dogs, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Watch-This-Guy-Eat-Two-Cactuses/

Little Buddy: The Life of Bob Denver

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Robert Osbourne David Denver was born in New Rochelle, New York, on Ja...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Little-Buddy-The-Life-of-Bob-Denver/

Neatolinks: Yoda Is Ready to Help You With Your Resolutions

We Want to Ride in a Supersonic Passenger Plane, Bute Still Not In Coach (Dark Roasted Blend)Let Yoda Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolution (The Mary Sue)Your Entire Childhood Trained You to Love Futurama (Unreal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Neatolinks-Yoda-Is-Ready-to-Help-You-With-Your-Resolutions/

Techno Thriller And Terminator Prequel- The Awareness

(Video Link)Here’s the story they didn’t tell you in The Terminator movies, TV shows and video games, the story of what happened when a hapless janitor came across a sentient Skynet AI warning of imp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Techno-Thriller-And-Terminator-Prequel-The-Awareness/

Fadiouth, An Island Made of Clam Shells

(Photo: Mickaël T)(Photo: Julen)(Photo: Julen)Fadiouth is an artificial island off the coast of Senegal. It’s made almost entirely of clam shells. People living in the area built it over gener...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Fadiouth-An-Island-Made-of-Clam-Shells/

Polar Bear's First Steps

[http://youtu.be/OkfEChXa2V0] (YouTube link)Get ready to see an adorably cute and furry baby! The two-month old yet-unnamed polar bear at the Toronto Zoo drinks milk six times a day, and is developing like a little champ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/09/Polar-Bears-First-Steps/






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