Archive for January 21st, 2014

Santos and Blakely

[http://youtu.be/bgESYBNesGU] (YouTube link)Santos is an ocelot cub living in the nursery of the Cincinnati Zoo, where she's being bottle-fed because her mother did not produce enough milk. Santos found a great friend in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Santos-and-Blakely/

Capybaras Relaxing in a Bowl of Stew

(Photo: Yuko Ishihara)A family of capybaras live in Izu Shaboten Park in Shizuoka, Japan. There's a hot spring in the park and the capybaras like to bathe in it. We've previously seen a soothing video of one of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Capybaras-Relaxing-in-a-Bowl-of-Stew/

6 Actors Who Thought They Had Made a Totally Different Movie

You get a job acting in a feature film, you go to work every day, read your lines, do your best, and when it's done, you go on to the next project. After your work ends, shots are selected, the footage is edited, and seq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/6-Actors-Who-Thought-They-Had-Made-a-Totally-Different-Movie/

20 Facts You Might Not Know about Mr. Potato Head

(Spock and Uhura Potato Heads now on sale at the NeatoShop)Mr. Potato Head first hit the market in 1952. He's been a joy to young children ever since. Karsten Piper of 22 Words compiled a long list of facts that you migh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/20-Facts-You-Might-Not-Know-about-Mr-Potato-Head/

The Race of the Thrill Rides

What is the tallest, fastest, and most terrifying thrill ride on earth? Whatever you answer, it may change in the near future. Three planned world-record-breaking rides are in the works that all claim superlatives. When...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/The-Race-of-the-Thrill-Rides/

Non-Americans, What Is a Dead Giveaway That Someone Is an American?

(White House Salt & Pepper Shakers now on sale at the NeatoShop)One of my co-workers is a Ukrainian-American. She grew up in the United States, but speaks Ukrainian fluently. She tells me that when she visits Ukraine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Non-Americans-What-Is-a-Dead-Giveaway-That-Someone-Is-an-American/

The Skeletal Remains Of Vehicular Creatures

Warning- Seeing vehicles without their shiny metal veneers, molded rubber bits and windows may be disturbing to some viewers.Looking like the insides of the killer vehicles in the horror movie Maximum Overdrive*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/The-Skeletal-Remains-Of-Vehicular-Creatures/

Conan the Moderator

Arnold Schwarzenegger is doing a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) this afternoon. This in itself is not all that shocking. Since the Governator did his first AMA, he's been fairly active in the fitness forums at reddit. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Conan-the-Moderator/

Heart Coin Purse

 Heart Coin Purse (sold individually)Valentine's Day is on the way. Are you looking for a sweet treat for your sweet? Get her the Heart Coin Purse from the NeatoShop. This practical little bag is made of felted mate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Heart-Coin-Purse-2/

Playing with a Pet Squirrel

[http://youtu.be/FguJaOyeuBs] (YouTube link)In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day, here's a squirrel we can all appreciate! YouTube member FunkyEz1 has a pet squirrel named Lucky that he raised from babyhood. No matter h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Playing-with-a-Pet-Squirrel/

Dress Made of Taco Bell Taco Wrappers

Olivia Mears is an artist known for her inventive costumes, such as her dress inspired by the website Imgur. You may also remember that Mears once went to Taco Bell dressed as the Disney princess Belle. Now she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Dress-Made-of-Taco-Bell-Taco-Wrappers/

10 European Churches Adorned With Human Bones

In Europe, churches that were established over a thousand years ago are still being used. It's all well and good to want to be buried in the church cemetery when your time comes, but there's only so much space. That's wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/10-European-Churches-Adorned-With-Human-Bones/

The Living Clay Art Of Johnson Stang

Johnson Stang has the alchemist’s gift of making solid materials, in this case ceramic clay, bend to his will and take on the characteristics of a fluid without sacrificing solidity, while beautifully replicating h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/The-Living-Clay-Art-Of-Johnson-Stang/

Glove and Boots and Chris Hadfield

[http://youtu.be/TJIZlAehgJY] (YouTube link)Surely you remember when Colonel Chris Hadfield performed David Bowie's "Space Oddity" aboard the ISS last May. It was not only an appropriate farewell to the space station at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Glove-and-Boots-and-Chris-Hadfield/

If Geek Heroines Were Stars of Teen and Pulp Novels

Love comic book and sci fi heroines but wish they were more trashy an predictable? Then you'll love these wonderful pop culture book covers by Tony Fleecs that feature everyone from Harley Quinn to Princess Leia. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/If-Geek-Heroines-Were-Stars-of-Teen-and-Pulp-Novels/

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Frank Page, the cartoonist behind Bob the Squirrel, brought an important subject to my attention. January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day! How do you celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day? There are many ways, even when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Happy-Squirrel-Appreciation-Day/

Ten Debunked Myths About World War I

World War I seems like one bleak, trench filled exercise in outdated war tactics and mustard gas attacks when history is viewed through the veil, but as it turns out we have been living under many false assumptions about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Ten-Debunked-Myths-About-World-War-I/

Year-End Company Bonus in China: A Coffin

According to third-hand news reports, a company in China offered a special bonus to employees who performed exceptionally well: brand-new coffins!It may be a pun in Chinese. The word for coffin in that language is a homo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Year-End-Company-Bonus-in-China-A-Coffin/

Clean Up New York PSA By David Lynch

(Video Link)If you don’t properly dispose of your trash, if you simply toss your garbage around like a litter loving savage, the rats will come and they are terrifying! According to this 1991 PSA by David...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Clean-Up-New-York-PSA-By-David-Lynch/

Don't Use Fire to Remove TP from Tree

Cheryl Crausewell of Dora, Alabama, found that someone had TPed the trees in her yard on Saturday night. The family tried to clean up the mess, but some of the toilet paper in a magnolia tree was out of their reach. What...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Dont-Use-Fire-to-Remove-TP-from-Tree/

Photographer Turns Himself Into A Two Headed Freak

There are very few photographers who would choose to make themselves look like some sort of freakish creature when they shoot a self portrait series, but Swedish photographer Samuel Pettersson decided he’d rather p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Photographer-Turns-Himself-Into-A-Two-Headed-Freak/

Twerking Stormtroopers

[http://youtu.be/iyqfHvoUtkU] (YouTube link)They can't shoot straight, and they can barely walk through a door without hurting themselves, so it might surprise you to see that these guys can dance! We've seen Stormtroope...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Twerking-Stormtroopers/

Enjoy Lighting and Floral Arrangements With the Living Light

A lot of you seemed to enjoy the Striped Standing Lamp we featured on Homes and Hues a few weeks ago, and here's another wonderful creation by the same designers, Studio Floris Wubben, we're sure you'll enjoy. The Living...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Enjoy-Lighting-and-Floral-Arrangements-With-the-Living-Light/

Comedic Short Film About Prison Dating- Dinner And A Movie

(Video Link)When you start an online romance with a prison inmate you never know who, or what, you’re going to be dealing with when they finally get released and you meet face-to-face for the first time. Some may b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Comedic-Short-Film-About-Prison-Dating-Dinner-And-A-Movie/

Death Star Ice Cube Tray

Death Star Ice Cube TrayAre you looking for a most impressive way to chill your beverage? Your destiny lies with the Death Star Ice Cube Tray from the NeatoShop. This 2-piece tray makes an ice sphere in the shape of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Death-Star-Ice-Cube-Tray-2/

The Meaning of the Finger

The following is an article from the Annals of Improbable Research.A pointed look at an emerging field of researchby Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staffwith finger drawings from Jackso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/The-Meaning-of-the-Finger/

Neatolinks: Toy Story, Star Wars VII, Her and Game of Thrones

If Toy Story Was Made With Kittens (The Mary Sue)Episode VII Has A Completed Script, Will Begin Filming in May 2014 (Geekosystem)If Her Switched Gender Roles, It Wouldn't Be Nearly So Romantic (Laughing Squid)Pick Your F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Neatolinks-Toy-Story-Cool-Runnings-Her-and-Game-of-Thrones/

Most Often Instagrammed - [no. 1039 - @leontymccarthy]

I like to ask the waiter, "What's your most frequently Instagramed meal?"— Leonty McCarthy (@leontymccarthy) September 23, 2012 ~Original illustration by: Lambi~leontymccarthy, Illustrated by Lambi, Social Media...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/06/no-1039-leontymccarthy/

An Undertaker's Business Card, 1745

If you want to attract business, you've got to show that you have a sense of humor. William Grinly, an undertaker in London, knew just what to do. He passed around cards like this one to drum up business. The text reads:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/An-Undertakers-Business-Card-1745/

Cats Playing Basketball

[http://youtu.be/GKPwFPSvXyw] (YouTube link)Of course they're a basketball team -they've got the jerseys! They're pretty good at a slam dunk, too, as long as there's no opposing team playing defense. About halfway throug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/Cats-Playing-Basketball/










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