Archive for February 4th, 2014

The Coldest Library in America Is Made of Ice

We've previously mentioned the Little Free Library project. It's a program that encourages people to build small covered boxes with books available to anyone who passes by. Just leave one and take one.According to intern...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/The-Coldest-Library-in-America-Is-Made-of-Ice/

A Mountain of Railroad Ties

How do you climb a mountain of stacked railway ties? This 1937 photograph by Fox for the Daily Herald was taken in the Great Western Railway sleeper creosoting works in Hayes, Middlesex, England ("railway sl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/A-Mountain-of-Railroad-Ties/

A for Ackbar: A Geeky Alphabet

You have reproduced. Congratulations! But before your spawn can follow the Jedi Path and/or attend Starfleet Academy, he/she/it must learn to read and write. You can begin an education with this illustrated alpha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/A-for-Ackbar-A-Geeky-Alphabet/

Super Bowl Proposal

[http://youtu.be/ttdQdXSxJpU] (YouTube link)Diamond District, a jeweler in Cape Coral, Florida, bought a local ad during the Super Bowl. Did they showcase their merchandise? No, they brought in Casey, who wanted to ask h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Super-Bowl-Proposal/

Snacktime

(Photo: unknown)Oh, good. I was afraid that they wouldn't have Diet Human. I've been trying to cut back on junk food, you know.-via Pleated Jeansvending machines, lions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Snacktime-2/

Attack on Freeze by David Bear

Attack on Freeze by David Bear Don't worry, humanity. No one's going to eat you. The giant by the wall is only there because he wants to marry a princess - why, he even brought a baby and a puppy. This a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Attack-on-Freeze-by-David-Bear/

Hotel Conditions in Sochi

My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, "do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous." #Sochi2014— Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) February 4, 2014 Water restored, sorta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Hotel-Conditions-in-Sochi/

Geeky Garbage Pail Kid Paintings By Brent Engstrom

Garbage Pail Kids were the answer to those cheerful lil cherubs the Cabbage Patch Kids, but they were also cool works of geeky art in their own right, and most who collected GPK cards don't really appreciate the value of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Geeky-Garbage-Pail-Kid-Paintings-By-Brent-Engstrom/

Cats in Film

[http://youtu.be/FPaWwAnoj7M] (YouTube link)Klara Tavakoli Goesche compiled scenes of cats in Hollywood films from The Incredible Shrinking Man to Inside Llewyn Davis. You will probably recognize at lea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Cats-in-Film/

Air Conditioned Benches for Top Athletes

(Photo: Athletic Recovery Zone)If you watched the Super Bowl last night, you may have spotted the athletes sitting on fancy benches while on the sidelines. It was only 49°F, but game officials were worried that the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Air-Conditioned-Benches-for-Top-Athletes/

A Classic Car Graveyard in Sweden

When American soldiers pulled out of Europe after World War II, they left hundreds of automobiles behind. Many were consigned to a scrapyard in the woods near Bastnas, Sweden. The brothers who ran the scrapyard abandoned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/A-Classic-Car-Graveyard-in-Sweden/

Huckleberry Hound in Car Salt & Pepper Shakers

Huckleberry Hound in Car Salt & Pepper ShakersAdd a little Southern charm to your kitchen table with the Huckleberry Hound in Car Salt & Pepper Shakers from the NeatoShop. This darling set is made of glazed ceram...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Huckleberry-Hound-in-Car-Salt-Pepper-Shakers/

Billy Was Buried Doing What He Loved Most- Riding His Harley

It’s the dream professed by most diehard motorcycle enthusiasts- to be buried on their bikes, doing what they loved in life for the rest of their afterlife.However, making this dream a reality is quite an undertaki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Billy-Was-Buried-Doing-What-He-Loved-Riding-His-Harley/

Jonas Wants Pizza

[http://youtu.be/UAPf_hRoRtM] (YouTube link)Yeah, he’s a small tiger, but he still looks to be big enough to take your arm off -and he’s hungry! If it were me, that cub would have my pizza. Jonas was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Jonas-Wants-Pizza/

Armor Piercing Cannonball from a 16th Century Warship

(Photo: Bob Cywinski/University of Huddersfield)The Mary Rose was a large warship in the navy of Henry VIII, King of England. She was built from 1509-1510. She was an engineering marvel and may have been th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Armor-Piercing-Cannonball-from-a-16th-Century-Warship/

Don’t Carjack in a Garage

An unnamed woman in Chicago became the victim of a carjacking Saturday when a man approached her and demanded the keys to her 2012 Honda MDX. The victim complied and then fled, but since the car was still in her garage,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Dont-Carjack-in-a-Garage/

X-Men And Batman Characters Dressed As Hipsters

When artist Phil Sevy found out the mutant Quicksilver was going to be dressed like a hipster in the upcoming X-Men movie Days Of Future Passed he was inspired to come up with some hipster heroes of his own, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Comic-Book-Characters-Dressed-As-Hipsters/

Abused French Kitten is Safe

You may had read elsewhere about a French Facebook user who posted two videos of a man throwing a kitten against a wall. The original videos were soon deleted, but members of 4chan’s notorious /b/ board investigate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Abused-French-Kitten-is-Safe/

How to Sneeze in 10 Languages

Going on a trip abroad? Be a polite tourist by sneezing in the language of your host country. James Chapman drew this cartoon in response to a fascinating article in BBC News. It claims...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/How-to-Sneeze-in-10-Languages/

13 Facts About the Movie Sleeping Beauty

Disney’s princess movie Sleeping Beauty was released 55 years ago, so you would be forgiven for not knowing the details of its production. It took six years and six million dollars to bring the fairy tale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/13-Facts-About-the-Movie-Sleeping-Beauty/

Recipe For Perfect Family- Two Parts Plastic, One Part Photographer

Photographer Suzanne Heintz has the perfect American family- a husband who’s a snazzy dresser and so fit people tell him he should model clothes, yet actually listens to Suzanne when she complains about how long it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Recipe-For-Perfect-Family-Two-Parts-Plastic-One-Part-Photographer/

Just a Regular Okay Cat

[http://youtu.be/IZ58M1sAaWY] (YouTube link)Not every cat can be an internet superstar. The rest of us have regular everyday cats that never do anything worth recording, so in the rare moment that they do, we aren’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Just-a-Regular-Okay-Cat/

Terrific Design Makes the T House Stand Out

With a clever use of glass, cement and wood siding, the T House by Natalie Dionne Architecture both fits in with and stands out from its stunning mountain surroundings. As the name implies, the building is shaped a T, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Terrific-Design-Makes-the-T-House-Stand-Out/

Man Wins Facebook Contest, Thanks Voters By Doing Animal Impressions

(Video Link)Keir Moffatt was just an ordinary, animal loving dude with way too much time on his hands when he entered a Facebook contest by posting a tip about working from home.His tip won with 52 likes, mak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Man-Wins-Facebook-Contest-Thanks-Voters-By-Doing-Animal-Impressions/

A German Military Chest-Slapping Hazard, and American Pottery

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.(Image credit: Flickr user Medien Bundeswehr) by Marc Abrahams, Improbable Research staffThe repetitive---yea, rhythmic---impact o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/A-German-Military-Chest-Slapping-Hazard-and-American-Pottery/

Neatolinks: Mean Fish Are Worse Than Mean Girls

George R.R. Martin Did Something Cute Without Murdering A Whole Village? (The Mary Sue)Make Your Own Portal Gun for Under $10 (BoingBoing)If You're Going to Be a Crazy Cat Person, You Might As Well Do It Right (Flavorwir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Neatolinks-Mean-Fish-Are-Worse-Than-Mean-Girls/

Goat Simulator

[http://youtu.be/WgTQglGvNUs] (YouTube link)Goat Simulator is not a real game. The footage from CoffeeStainStudios is just some developers playing around with animation. It’s so ridiculous that I wouldn’t be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Goat-Simulator/

Prince Frog Bank

 Prince Frog BankAre you saving up for something you truly love? Store your precious coins in the Prince Frog Bank from the NeatoShop. This enchanting coin bank is shaped like a frog with a crown. Be sure to ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Prince-Frog-Bank/

How to Parallel Park Like a Ninja

[http://youtu.be/LlPwSNz7YNg] You're driving along looking for parking when you see the perfect spot. But you're a few lanes too far away and the jerks driving alongside you won't let you pull over. Do you: a) Say goo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/How-to-Parallel-Park-Like-a-Ninja/

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Clock

As you pass through the Bajoran wormhome, dock for repairs or commerce at this beautiful clock by Etsy seller Shirley. It’s shaped like the space station known as Deep Space 9 (under Bajoran and Fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/04/Star-Trek-Deep-Space-Nine-Clock/








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