Archive for January 28th, 2014

Man Fights Off Shark, Stitches up Own Leg, Goes to Pub

(Photo: Hermanus Backpackers)James Grant went spearfishing with friends near Colac Bay off New Zealand's South Island. He was in about 6 feet of murky water when he felt something bite into his leg and pull on him.At fir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Man-Fights-Off-Shark-Stitches-up-Own-Leg-Goes-to-Pub/

8 Hilariously Nonthreatening Monsters from Japanese Folklore

Japanese monsters can stomp Tokyo like Godzilla or terrify you in your dreams like Sadako/Samara from The Ring. Then there are Yōkai, the not-so-competent spirits that can be merely annoying or even bring good...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/8-Hilariously-Nonthreatening-Monsters-from-Japanese-Folklore/

Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder

Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder (sold individually)This Valentine's Day give someone your whole heart with the Anatomical Heart Pencil Holder from the NeatoShop. The heart has 4 openings and is perfect for holding pencils...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Anatomical-Heart-Pencil-Holder-2/

The Library in the Desert: Chinguetti, Mauritania

(Photo: Bildtankstelle)(Photo: Ji-Elle)(Photo: Ji-Elle)Chinguetti is a small town in Mauritania. It's been getting smaller because of the gradual expansion of the Sahara. But it was once a thriving settlement and, d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/The-Library-in-the-Desert-Chinguetti-Mauritania/

Who Let The Dogs Out?

Via imgur Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Oh, Kevin. Baha Men asked that question fourteen years ago, and answer is still elusive. I'm not sure even Judge Judy could figure it out. dog, who let...

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Monte Cristo Burger

(Photo: Umami Burger)A Monte Cristo sandwich usually consists of ham, cheese and white bread which is dipped in egg batter, fried, then dusted with powdered sugar. Umami Burger, a ritzy hamburger chain in southern Califo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Monte-Cristo-Burger/

Honest Movie Trailer: Robocop

[http://youtu.be/pGemfKLV1JA] (YouTube link)On the off chance you’ve forgotten how violent and gory the 1987 movie Robocop was, this Honest Movie Trailer will remind you. I’d also forgotten how much...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Honest-Movie-Trailer-Robocop/

The First Car that Porsche Built Has Been Rediscovered in a Barn

(Photo: Franziska Kauffman/EPA)Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951) was an automotive engineer and founder of the car company Porsche. In 1898, he personally built his first car: a 1898 Egger-Lohner electric C2 Phaeton. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/The-First-Car-that-Porsche-Built-Has-Been-Rediscovered-in-a-Barn/

How do Trees Survive Winter?

[http://youtu.be/d260CmZoxj8] (YouTube link)My house plants died just from being in the one room in the house without a heat vent. So how do trees survive when everything else turns to ice? According to this presentation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/How-do-Trees-Survive-Winter/

There's a Sherlock-Themed Cafe in China

(Photo: Shanghai Daily/Qu Zhi)If you love Benedict Cumberbatch--at least when he's playing the role of Sherlock Holmes--then get to 50 Ruijin Road, Shanghai, China to indulge in a full fan experience. A cafe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Theres-a-Sherlock-Themed-Cafe-in-China/

The Whimsical Art of Boris Artzybasheff

Boris Artzybasheff was born in Russia in 1899, and became a well-known magazine and advertising illustrator after he immigrated to the U.S. He was particularly known for anthropomorphizing machines, meaning he made them...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/The-Whimsical-Art-of-Boris-Artzybasheff/

Parents Let Kid Play in Artwork Worth Millions of Dollars

Holy crap. Horrible kids, horrible parents. @tate pic.twitter.com/6h1nuY6CfQ— Stephanie Theodore (@TheodoreArt) January 26, 2014 Via Gawker Stephanie Theodore (@TheodoreArt) snapped a pic of a kid playing on a $1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Parents-Let-Kid-Play-in-Artwork-Worth-Millions-of-Dollars/

La Queue de la Souris (A Mouse’s Tale)

[http://vimeo.com/40657306] (vimeo link)This is the story of a lion that captures a mouse. The mouse, being pretty desperate at that point, promises the lion anything. It’s a pretty good deal for the lion, since th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/La-Queue-de-la-Souris-A-Mouses-Tale/

The $9.84 Credit Card Scam

Image: Hugo Felix/Shutterstock If you've got a suspicious charge of $9.84 on your credit card, be wary: it's probably a scam. In this consumer forum post, dozens of Amazon customers are reporting fra...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/The-984-Credit-Card-Scam/

Fishermen Catch Lavender Crab

(Photo: Hokkaido Shimbun)On January 18, a shipment of crabs arrived in Japan from Russia. The fish wholesaler Marusan Mikami Shoten purchased it and began unloading. Among the red crabs was this lavender-col...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Fishermen-Catch-Lavender-Crab/

Thousands of Chickens Cross the Road

[http://youtu.be/xX4ikadzSJI] (YouTube link)Why did all these chickens cross the road? To get to the other side, silly! Oh, and also because they were escaping from the truck that was transporting them when it overturned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Thousands-of-Chickens-Cross-the-Road/

This Anti-Upworthy Plugin Could Change Your Life

The other day I experimented with an upworthy headline just because I never wrote one. Immediately we received comments from a few people who said they stopped reading other sites for using those clickbait style headline...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/This-Anti-Upworthy-Plugin-Could-Change-Your-Life/

How to Make Clear Ice

Rob Cockerham was determined to make perfectly clear ice. He tried boiling and cooling it, double-boiling it, filtering it, insulating it, and various methods for making it freeze from the top down, or from the bottom up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/How-to-Make-Clear-Ice/

Beast Bust

Beast BustCelebrate the 1991 Walt Disney animated classic film, Beauty and the Beast, with the enchanting Beast Bust from the NeatoShop. This magical figurine features a menacing bust of Beast perched on top of a glass j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Beast-Bust-2/

Darth Vader Made of Dried Banana Peels

The dark side of the force stinks just a bit. This is "Dark Forces," a sculpture by artist Matthew J. Mahoney. He started with a cardboard cutout of Darth Vader. Then he attached banana peels with drywal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Darth-Vader-Made-of-Dried-Banana-Peels/

British Friends Describe The Super Bowl

[http://youtu.be/qEUh7vj5-9o] (YouTube link)We’ve established that British people don’t understand American football and find it quite strange. But then, most American don’t really understand it, either...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/British-Friends-Describe-The-Super-Bowl/

Realistic Dog Sculptures Made Out Of Bicycle Chains

Dogs can be a real pain in the neck to have around the house- they're always getting into the trash, tearing up your favorite shoes, licking themselves when you have company and soiling the carpets like uncivilized boors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Realistic-Dog-Sculptures-Made-Out-Of-Bicycle-Chains/

Marijuana to Be Judged at Denver County Fair

County fairs are traditionally the time to show off garden produce and livestock, and maybe ride a Ferris wheel and eat fried food on a stick. The tradition spread to Denver only in 2011, with a fair that started out wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Marijuana-to-Be-Judged-at-Denver-County-Fair/

1920 Guide to NYC Tourist Etiquette

I'd love to visit New York City someday. But I understand that it's important to first learn a few points of etiquette, such as not stopping on sidewalks. Well, I get frustrated when people do that anywhere. So I can sym...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/1920-Guide-to-NYC-Tourist-Etiquette/

C is for Cookie/Rubber Ducky

[http://youtu.be/fXHvKzTd3uc] (YouTube link)The a cappella group Pentatonix (previously at Neatorama) has hit the big time -they were invited to perform on Sesame Street! They are all big fans, but can&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/C-is-for-CookieRubber-Ducky/

The Tower House Lets You Look Beyond The Trees

We already showed you how to spend the night in the trees totally unobserved thanks to the Mirror Cube, but if you want to actually live among the trees, you'll need a much larger space -like the Tower House. Designed by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/the-tower-house/

Load of the (Wedding and Other) Rings

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.(Image credit: Flickr user M.G. Kafkas)by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research StaffThe Diminishment of Wedding RingsA g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Load-of-the-Wedding-and-Other-Rings/

Neatolinks: Everyone Wants to Ride in the Weinermobile

These 10 Pieces of Wearable Tech Are Pretty Amazing (Scribol)We Want These 10 Geeky Guest Books At Our Special Occasions (When Geeks Wed)If You Think Playing With LEGOs Won't Get You Laid, You Haven't Met Her (Geekologie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Neatolinks-11/

Man Fakes Arrest for Proposal

[http://youtu.be/H3AoY_hJVsI] (YouTube link)Matt Van Vliet got roughed up by the cops until his girlfriend Samantha Labo was in tears. Then when the cop went through Van Vliet’s pockets, he found an engagement ring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Man-Fakes-Arrest-for-Proposal/

50 New Funny and Geeky T-Shirts

New year, new T-Shirts! This January, we've listed more than 500 geeky and funny artist-designed T-shirts on the NeatoShop. Here are some of our favorites New T-Shirts: Anatomy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/50-New-Funny-and-Geeky-T-Shirts/




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