Archive for January 16th, 2014

Chinese Women At The Beach Look Like Luchadores

Maybe it's all the smog and a fear of skin cancer, maybe they're trying to conceal their top secret identities from the prying eyes of the paparazzi- whatever the reason behind the masks and crazy beach getups, these Chi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Chinese-Women-At-The-Beach-Look-Like-Pro-Wrestlers/

An Interactive Map of the Most Photographed Places on Earth

This is a screenshot from Sightsmap, a new heat map made by Google. It merges Google Maps with Panoramio, Google's photo hosting site with geographic markers. The map ranks the 15,000 most photographed locations on earth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/An-Interactive-Map-of-the-Most-Photographed-Places-on-Earth/

The Most and Least Realistic Movie Psychopaths

A good crime drama or action film has a psychopathic villain -someone who is truly evil and doesn't let anyone get in his way. But are they really psychopaths? The Hollywood understanding of the word is a bit di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/The-Most-and-Least-Realistic-Movie-Psychopaths/

Watch This Cargo Ship Deliberately Tip over to Dump Its Timber in the Sea

This is the Seaspan Harvester. It's a log barge that operates off the western coast of Canada. When it's time to offload its cargo of logs, the crew shifts the ballast inside. The ship tilts 30º and the log...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Watch-This-Cargo-Ship-Deliberately-Tip-over-to-Dump-Its-Timber-in-the-Sea/

Graham Crackers: The Cure for Lust

Decades before health guru John Harvey Kellogg developed cereal as a staple of the American diet at his Battle Creek Sanitarium, there was Sylvester Graham. Graham's invention of what would later become known as the Grah...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Graham-Crackers-The-Cure-for-Lust/

Children Dressed as Celebrities at the Golden Globes

Toddlewood, a photo studio in New York City, has come up with an ingenious way to promote itself. Photographer Tricia Messeroux dressed children to look like celebrities who attended the Golden Globes Awards ceremon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Children-Dressed-as-Celebrities-at-the-Golden-Globes/

Documentary Pays Tribute To Detroit Graffiti Artist NEKST

(Video Link)The city of Detroit has been home to a legendary graffiti art scene since the early days of aerosol art, so it’s not surprising that Detroit has been the focus of many documentaries about th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Documentary-Pays-Tribute-To-Detroit-Graffiti-Artist-NEKST/

R.I.P. Professor

Russell Johnson, who a generation of television fans knew as The Professor on the TV show Gilligan's Island, died today at his home in Washington state.  The Professor was a good-looking bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/RIP-Professor/

A Harmonica With Classic 8-Bit Sound

(Video Link)Here's a digital 8 bit improvement  on the harmonica created by YouTube user basami sentaku, and while it may not be the sonic improvement that harmonicaholics hoped for it makes sweet video ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/A-Harmonica-With-Classic-8-Bit-Sound/

Priya Looks for Kittens

[http://youtu.be/aAV8AY1C4To] (YouTube link)Just like the rest of us, Priya the cat enjoys watching videos of kittens on the computer. But concern kicks in when the screen goes blank! Where are those kittens? Priya does...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Priya-Looks-for-Kittens/

Break

It takes a lot of inner strength to be a parent. Our children may love us, but they are children, so you can't count on them to be understanding. Their needs always come first, even if it's cookies. This is the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Break/

The Unipiper Visits Jimmy Kimmel

[http://youtu.be/7InLDhchTVU] (YouTube link)I don't know why it took so long for Jimmy Kimmel to discover the Unipiper. We've been following him for years. But now your stay-up-late-and-watch-TV relatives know about him,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/The-Unipiper-Visits-Jimmy-Kimmel/

Media Errors and Corrections of 2013

Poynter compiles a list of the "best and worst" media errors and corrections each year. For 2013, the top media errors were the 60 Minutes report on the Benghazi incident and the misidentificati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Media-Errors-and-Corrections-of-2013/

Beatboxing in Slow Motion

[http://youtu.be/e4sJa1usbns] (YouTube link)Flula Borg collaborated with Destin from Smarter Every Day to show closeups of his lips during beatboxing. Let me warn you, this is weird. Even Flula freaks out a little bit. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Beatboxing-in-Slow-Motion/

The Big Bang Theory Bazinga! Knit Hat

The Big Bang Theory Bazinga! Knit HatHas winter weather got you worried? Stop fretting and protect your ginormous brain from the cold with The Big Bang Theory Bazinga! Knit hat from the NeatoShop. This fantastic hat feat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/The-Big-Bang-Theory-Bazinga-Knit-Hat/

Train Derails When Car is Pierced by Metal

A metro train in Sydney, Australia, derailed Wednesday when a piece of metal jabbed through the floor of a passenger car and rose up through the train. Passengers on the train knew there was something wr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Train-Derails-When-Car-is-Pierced-by-Metal/

Bad British NFL Commentary

[http://youtu.be/HW4J-RiCZ2Q] (YouTube link)They've done baseball and basketball, and now the Exploding Heads are giving the bad British commentary treatment to American football. They call it the NFL, but for some reaso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Bad-British-NFL-Commentary/

Rubix Cube

As you get older, you understand more and worry less. Maybe that comes from understanding that "the worst that could happen" is not as bad as other things you've already been through. It also comes from understanding tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Rubix-Cube/

1913: The Schilovski Gyrocar

This car isn't moving. It has two only wheels. You can enter and exit easily without it falling over. It's the Schilovski Gyrocar--an incredible car design that was never mass-produced.Count Peter P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/1913-The-Schilovski-Gyrocar/

Robocop Remix

[http://vimeo.com/84211061] (vimeo link)The movie Robocop envisioned "a future in which the justice system was run by corporations and Detroit was nearing collapse," and that image was science fiction… th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Robocop-Remix/

Over 1000 Photos From NYC In The 70s And 80s Now Online

Recently we showed you what life was like inside Brooklyn apartments circa 1978, and now thanks to the Museum of the City of New York you can see what life was like all over the Big Apple during the 70s and 80s by perusi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Over-1000-Photos-From-NYC-In-The-70s-And-80s-Free-To-View-Online/

What Is It? game 310

Hey look! It's time to play a game, from Neatorama and 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 funnies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/What-Is-It-game-310/

Enjoy Natural Light Like Never Before In This Beautiful Japanese Home

There are a lot of homes feauting polyhedrons in Japan right now, but few of them really take advantage of the shape like the Monoclinic by Atelier Tekuto. This intriguing building uses striking angles and massive w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Enjoy-Natural-Light-Like-Never-Before-In-This-Beautiful-Japanese-Home/

Magnetic Termite Mounds

(Photo: Bmdvall)In Litchfield National Park near Batchelor, Northern Territory, Australia, you can find two unusual species of termites. Amitermes meridionalis and Amitermes laurensis colonies build the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Magnetic-Termite-Mounds/

Lizzie Bravo: The Girl Who Sang with the Beatles

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. "Across the Universe" is possibly the most shapeless, formless song the Beatles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Lizzie-Bravo-The-Girl-Who-Sang-with-the-Beatles/

Neatolinks: Fat Monkeys, Oscar Winners and Cake Cosplay

The Cake Is a Lie, But This Cosplay Isn't (Unreality Mag)We Aren't Crazy About Fashion Trends, But We Love These Animal-Inspired Shoes (Scribol)Someone Needed to Put An End to the Monkey Obeisity Epidemic (Geekosystem)Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Neatolinks-Fat-Monkeys-Oscar-Winners-and-Cake-Cosplay/

New Trend: Artisanal Toast

(Unrelated photo via Iain Watson)Back at the Red Door one day, I asked the manager what was going on. Why all the toast? “Tip of the hipster spear,” he said.Well, of course. You can now buy artisanal ice cube...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/New-Trend-Artisanal-Toast/

Scenes from Camp Fido

[http://youtu.be/iy2_G-bqjC0] (YouTube link)A lot of snow and a lot of dogs! Watch the entire pack frolic in the deep snow during the cold weather earlier this month. Camp Fido is a daycare center for dogs in Kalamazoo,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/Scenes-from-Camp-Fido/

The Sport of Outhouse Racing

(Sol Neelman/NPR)Place your bets, gentlemen. Who will win this time? Will it be the Butt Hut 2 or the Big E?Behold the glorious sport of outhouse racing. Conconully, Washington holds this annual event of athletic and eng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/The-Sport-of-Outhouse-Racing/

The Two Stages of Winter

When anyone asks me what season is my favorite, I tell than I like summer and I adore spring and fall, and I even like winter -but only up through Christmas. In fact, I like all the seasons except for that horrible space...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/16/The-Two-Stages-of-Winter/






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