Archive for February 11th, 2014

Penguin Chases Zookeeper

[http://youtu.be/R35k8WNpCio] (YouTube link)A penguin can waddle really fast when he wants to! This little African penguin really likes his zookeeper, doesn’t he? Or maybe he just badly needs a head scratch. This f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Penguin-Chases-Zookeeper/

Man in India Has a Hair Tail That Is 14.5 Inches Long

(Screenshot: Bancroft Media)35-year old Chandre Oraon works as a tea picker in West Bengal, India. Since childhood, he’s had a patch of hair growing out of his lower back. Doctors think that his ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Man-in-India-Has-a-Hair-Tail-145-Inches-Long/

Goat Simulator Goes On Sale

[http://youtu.be/JN2QUhaKN2Q] (YouTube link) Coffee Stain Studios was blown away by the reaction to their silly goat simulation video last week. What could they do? They decided, yes, let’s make a real game! It wil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Goat-Simulator-Goes-On-Sale/

According to Mathematicians, There Are 177,147 Ways to Tie a Tie

(Office Guy Shirt and Tie t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)If you are so unfortunate as to have a job that requires you to wear the cursed things, then maybe you should try a different knot in your tie. You can try t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/According-to-Mathematicians-There-Are-177147-Ways-to-Tie-a-Tie/

The Sexiest In-Flight Safety Video Ever!

[http://youtu.be/SQDip9V49U0] Air New Zealand has found one way to get people to pay attention to its in-flight safety video: make one starring beautiful bikini models from Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit. To...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/The-Sexiest-In-Flight-Safety-Video-Ever/

A Submerged Turntable That Plays Perfectly

This is a completely functional record player. Although I wouldn't recommend tossing your turntable into the bathtub, this one works. Evan Holm, a sculptor, sealed its components from water damage. The result is an *stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/A-Submerged-Turntable-That-Plays-Perfectly/

Proof That Cameras Really Do Capture Souls - LOT254

(Video Link)Creating a good horror short is a tricky thing to do, since filmmakers are usually working with low budgets and very little time to create something that's supposed to elicit a dark response from the viewer.T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Proof-That-Cameras-Really-Do-Capture-Souls-LOT254/

Video Game Romance Novels

Move over, Fabio! Here comes Mario! Illustrator Echo Chernik collaborated with our pal Shutterstock to come up with what romance novels would look like if they feature 8-bit characters instead of beefcakes. Take...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Video-Game-Romance-Novels/

The Movie Title Breakup

[http://youtu.be/0hInTz88xM8] (YouTube link)A couple meets for dinner and their relationship totally falls apart in just a few minutes. There are 154 movie titles that make up their conversation in this video by POYKPAC...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/The-Movie-Title-Breakup/

Ice Skating’s First Superstar

Sonja Henie went to the Olympics for Norway four times, and won gold in figure skating three of them. Then she became a Hollywood movie star. But besides being very good at her sport, she was the first female figure skat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Ice-Skatings-First-Superstar/

How to Make a Make-Out Practice Pillow

Alright! Now it looks like I will have a date for Valentine's Day! Emily Grace King, an artist in Florida, has helpfully provided step-by-step instructions for building a girlfriend kissing practice pill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/How-to-Make-a-Make-Out-Practice-Pillow/

1966 Batman Valentines

Mark Anderson purchased a package of 1966 Doubl Glo Batman Valentines off eBay, although he probably paid more than the 59 cent cover price for them. Valentines Day 1966 was less than a month after the Batman TV...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/1966-Batman-Valentines/

The Music Video Inspired By The Man - The Digital Prophet

(Video Link)David Shing, the guy who gets paid to be AOL’s “Digital Prophet”, is one strange little fellow who sports anti-gravity hair, painted nails and looks like he’s part vampire. D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/The-Music-Video-Inspired-By-The-Man-The-Digital-Prophet/

11 Naughty-Sounding Scientific Names

Look at this bird. You may recognize it as an American robin, a common bird whose appearance is a sign of spring. You might be surprised to know that this bird’s scientific name is Turdus migratorious. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/11-Naughty-Sounding-Scientific-Names/

Aston Martin Convertible ... for Kids

[http://youtu.be/OVl6Hr4nYBU] What to buy the kid that has everything? How about a toy car? No, not just any toy car - an fully working Aston Martin DB Junior Convertible. The miniature ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Aston-Martin-Convertible-for-Kids/

Cat <3s Robot

No wonder the lady of the house likes the new robot. He comes with attachments! That could be a clue as to why the man does not. Yasmine from Cat vs. Human posted an illustrated story at Buzzfeed concerning a robot who i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Cat-3s-Robot/

Air Hockey Playing Robot Created By Hacking 3D Printer

(Video Link)Do you have enough money to afford a full sized 3D printer for your home yet don’t have any friends or family members to play a game of air hockey with? Tired of playing solitaire when you own...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Air-Hockey-Playing-Robot-Created-By-Hacking-3D-Printer/

Social Anxiety Contest

(Pictures in Boxes)Too late! I beat you to the emotional paralysis. But maybe you can pull ahead during the self-loathing and regret phases of the race.webcomic, Pictures in B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Social-Anxiety-Contest/

R.I.P. Shirley Temple Black

[http://youtu.be/fElh8TKLiYM] (YouTube link)If you ever noticed how many women in their 70s are named Shirley, it’s because of the Hollywood child superstar Shirley Temple. She appeared in 29 movies in the 1930s an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/RIP-Shirley-Temple-Black/

A Google Maps Ebook For Kerouac's On The Road

Chances are those who read On The Road as a youngster dreamed of following in Sam Paradise’s footsteps as he crossed the country like one cool cat, but up until now this dream roadtrip would have involved...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/A-Google-Maps-Ebook-For-Kerouacs-On-The-Road/

Highlining Between Hot Air Balloons

[http://vimeo.com/86019637] (vimeo link)The Skyliners are a group of “flying Frenchies” who participate in highlining, basejumping, mountainering, and other utterly dangerous pursuits to get that adrenaline f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Highlining-Between-Hot-Air-Balloons/

Anime Recommendations and Open Thread

(I Heart Anime t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)I started watching anime several months ago. In fact, since last summer, I watched little television other than anime. Girls und Panzer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Anime-Recommendations-and-Open-Thread/

This Magician-Inspired Closet Is Purely Magical

On the outside, Rafael Morgan's Deadly, Multipurpose Closet looks like a cute take on the classic magic trick that involves placing an assistant in a box and then shoving swords through her, but it's the inside...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/This-Magician-Inspired-Closet-Is-Purely-Magical/

Spectroscopic Discrimination of Shit from Shinola

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.(Image credit: Afiler)by Thomas H. Painter, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Center for the Study ofEarth from Space (CSES), Unive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Spectroscopic-Discrimination-of-Shit-from-Shinola/

Neatolinks: Cats That Look Like Werewolves

Make A $10 Microscope for Your iPhone (BoingBoing)Werewolf Cats? Count Me In (Geekosystem)Should Batman Be Charged With Child Endangerment? (Criminal Lawyer San Diego)Spider-Man's Anatomy is Pretty Much Horrifying (Bug G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Neatolinks-Cats-That-Look-Like-Warewolves/

How Reno Became the Divorce Capital of the World

Through most of the 20th century, divorce was rather difficult. Not only was it socially unacceptable, but laws in most states made it an onerous ordeal. But like anything else, someone, somewhere, will find a way to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/How-Reno-Became-the-Divorce-Capital-of-the-World/

A Snowman? No, a Snowcat!

Japan has heavy snowfall right now. Tokyo is under a severe snowstorm warning for the first time in 13 years. 11 inches has fallen in that city and meterologists anticipate continued snowfall for Honshu (the largest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/A-Snowman-No-a-Snowcat/

Dogs Shoveling Snow

[http://youtu.be/CeazQWabKDI] (YouTube link)It’s a pretty well-known fact that dogs love to help people with chores. This goes even more for the job of shoveling snow, because hey, digging! Some dogs use shovels, o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Dogs-Shoveling-Snow/

Potato Knight

Potato Knight by Fernando Sala 'Tis but a spud. New Neatoshop artist Fernando Sala mashes up (heh, get it?) our favorite toy and movie into this excellent Potato Knight design. Visit Fernando Sala...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/11/Potato-Knight/
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