Archive for February 15th, 2014

The Surfing Pig

(Photo: Kai Holt)This little piggy is ready to hit the waves! Kama, a pig in Oahu, Hawaii, can maintain his balance on a surfboard. He seems to really enjoy it, too. You can watch a video of him in action he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/The-Surfing-Pig/

African Ghost Town Reclaimed By The Desert

(Images via Romain Veillon)Ghost towns are the product of a booming then bottomed out economy that causes people to abandon the town, and when the people are all gone the town has nowhere to go, it merely bides the time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/African-Ghost-Town-Reclaimed-By-The-Desert/

How to Get Coffee To Flow Through Every Tap in Your Home

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-6ewy6W6g4](Video Link)We've previously seen a house that was plumbed with beer. The advantage to this household feature is that you've got beer flowing through every tap. But you may not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/How-to-Get-Coffee-To-Flow-Through-Every-Tap-in-Your-Home/

Breakdancing

Icy pavement makes everyone a breakdancer! Pretty soon, he’s going to break something! Or maybe he’s just the real-life incarnation of the game QWOP. If his hat falls off, people are liable t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Breakdancing/

Funny Librarian Valentines

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but that doesn't mean that you can't pick up the librarian of your dreams. The Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University created three valentines to promote an event called "Dirty Boo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Funny-Librarian-Valentines/

How Wolves Change Rivers

[http://youtu.be/ysa5OBhXz-Q] (YouTube link)Our natural ecosystem is a delicate balance. When you take one part of it away, the results can be unforeseen and even catastrophic. But Sustainable Man tells us a story of one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/How-Wolves-Change-Rivers/

Toasted Fluffernutters with Cabernet Chocolate Fondue

A fluffernutter is a traditional food of the natives of Massachusetts. It consists of a sandwich made on white bread with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest made a luxurious v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Toasted-Fluffernutters-with-Cabernet-Chocolate-Fondue/

Snowboarding in New York City

[http://youtu.be/keFBEoBy0zY] (YouTube link)Filmmaker Casey Neistat (previously at Neatorama) took advantage of the latest snowfall to do what New York City residents don’t do: snowboard on city streets. It looks l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Snowboarding-in-New-York-City/

New Blog Pairs High Fashion Photos With Their Visual Influence

High fashion clothing designers create pieces of wearable art that are meant to garner the wearer attention from the public and bring a sense of wonder to an otherwise khaki colored world, and many designers draw influen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/New-Blog-Pairs-High-Fashion-Photos-With-Their-Visual-Influence/

What The Simpsons Sound Like In Other Countries

[http://youtu.be/C-WFK7iKPb0] (YouTube link)Jeff Rubin of Buzzfeed put together clips of The Simpsons with the voices dubbed into several languages: Spanish, Italian, German, Italian, and Japanese. These are far...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/What-The-Simpsons-Sound-Like-In-Other-Countries/

Clever Vacuum Cleaner Ad

Mayer McCann Erickson, an ad agency in Slovakia, had a contract to promote a brand of vacuum cleaners. But the agency didn't have enough money to do a lot.So it recorded cars driving into a well-known highway tunnel in S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Clever-Vacuum-Cleaner-Ad/

The Perfect Valentines Day

This may start out by seeming a little sad, but it quickly becomes altogether adorable. Redditor lazypoko was awakened by his cat on Valentines Day and got a picture, and then went with it and “just took it a littl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/The-Perfect-Valentines-Day/

Sesame Street Meets Street Fighter

The puppets that occupy Sesame Street all seem to get along pretty well on the show, but even furry monsters that eat cookies and sing songs all day need to blow off some steam every once in a while.For that the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Sesame-Street-Meets-Street-Fighter/

American Speedskating Suits May Be the Problem

U.S. Olympic speed skaters have wearing new speed suits from Under Armour called the Mach 39. The high-tech suits have a raft of features designed to reduce friction and drag. Expectations for the suits were high going i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/American-Speedskating-Suits-May-Be-the-Problem/

Textural Sculptures Made From Strands Of Clay

The colorful works of Joseph Barbaccia have a delightfully textile quality about, looking like they’re made out of yarn with a texture similar to macramé,  but surprisingly these totally tubular sculptu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Textural-Sculptures-Made-From-Strands-Of-Clay/

Sand Art Evolution

[http://youtu.be/ZDAFpo5T9K4] (YouTube link)French artist Jin Lee deftly manipulates sand to tell the story of the evolution of life from the early days of the earth through the extinction of the dinosaurs. You will be i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Sand-Art-Evolution/

Monkey Knit Baby Hat

Monkey Knit Baby HatAre you looking for the perfect hat for your sweet little monkey? You will go bananas for the Monkey Knit Baby Hat from the NeatoShop. This fun little hat is shaped like a sock monkey's head. Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Monkey-Knit-Baby-Hat/

Photo Series Reveals The Last Meals Of Death Row Inmates

To an inmate waiting for the inevitable conclusion to their sentence, namely death by one of the five legal methods of execution, their last meal is guaranteed to be the best thing to happen to them since they were sent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Photo-Series-Reveals-The-Last-Meals-Of-Death-Row-Inmates/

This Week at Neatorama

Agh! I am so tired of snow. If it didn't keep melting, we'd have it several feet deep by now. Woke up to more this morning, after mentioning how nice the temperature was yesterday. My kids' school had to move graduation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/This-Week-at-Neatorama-191/

Neatolinks: The Most Nerdy Wedding Proposal Yet

This Nerdy Proposal Is Seriously Impressive (Capitol Romance)Google Glass Is A Total Headache...Literally (The Consumerist)Some People Really Hate Valentine's Day, But Few People Hate It This Much (Geekosystem)The BBC Su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Neatolinks-The-Most-Nerdy-Wedding-Proposal-Yet/

Hama-House's Speed Sketches of Everyday People

I'm at a loss to explain why, but I find Hama-House's speed sketches utterly charming. Scrolling through them is like living in a cartoon.Hama-House is an artist in Tokyo. As he goes about his daily life, he sketches ord...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Hama-Houses-Speed-Sketches-of-Everyday-People/

Italy’s Technicolor Town

Burano, Italy, is a colorful treasure! The island community is not far from Venice, and its main industries are fishing and lace-making. Once upon a time, the fishermen of Burano hit upon the idea of painting their house...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/15/Italys-Technicolor-Town/






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