Archive for February 18th, 2014

Thrift Store Paintings Are Given A Pop Culture Makeover

As a frequent thrift store shopper I’m always coming across terrible paintings being sold for a few bucks because nobody else wants them, a sad testament to the time and energy spent by a budding artist who had no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Thrift-Store-Paintings-Are-Given-A-Pop-Culture-Makeover/

Invading Switzerland? Try after 5 PM or before 8 AM

(Photo: Ralf Manteufel)Hitler considered invading Switzerland during World War II. But although the little confederation was surrounded by the Axis, it was fully prepared to fight. Germany decided that taking on the Swis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Invading-Switzerland-Try-after-5-PM-or-before-8-AM/

Sir David Attenborough Narrates Curling

(Live Leak link)BBC Radio 1 knew that we’d all listen if David Attenborough did the commentary during an Olympic curling match. He explains it all so clearly and soothingly! Now we understand the primal urge to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Sir-David-Attenborough-Narrates-Curling/

The Pope's New Passport

So the Pope went to the passport office. That sounds like the beginning of a joke, but even the world leader of the Catholic Church needs to cross earthly borders every now and then, so obviously, he needs a pass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/The-Popes-New-Passport/

Jean-Claude Van Damme Pokes Fun at Himself in the Latest Freddie Wong Film

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr6cp7cppCc](Video Link)Here at Neatorama, we love the work of independent filmmaker Freddie Wong. Alex and David got a chance to hang out with him for a day last year, which was a blast....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Jean-Claude-Van-Damme-Pokes-Fun-at-Himself-in-the-Latest-Freddie-Wong-Film/

Zero Gravity Fashion Shoot

Model Kate Upton is featured prominently in this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, as in the past few years. To get something different, she was sent up in the Vomit Comet to do a photoshoot in zer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Zero-Gravity-Fashion-Shoot/

LEGO Food That Looks Good Enough to Eat

If you like your food on the crunchy side, LEGO artist Sachiko Akinaga can supply it. I call dibs on the pancakes with butter and syrup, but you can have the banana. It's healthier for you, anyway. You can view more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/LEGO-Food-That-Looks-Good-Enough-to-Eat/

Avoiding the Kiss Cam

[http://youtu.be/MyfYodavAj8] (YouTube link)What if you really don’t want everyone at the park to watch you kissing on the Jumbotron? You might feel obligated to if the “kiss cam” is pointed at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Avoiding-the-Kiss-Cam/

PUSH The Talking Trash Can is Canned by Disney

Say it ain't so, Disney! PUSH the talking trash can has been entertaining millions of guests to the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for 19 years. It has even participated in marriage proposals and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/PUSH-The-Talking-Trash-Can-is-Canned-by-Disney/

Couture Star Wars Dresses By Rodarte

(Image via Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)Star Wars went from being the stuff of geek dreams and a surefire way to remain abstinent to a pop culture phenomenon accepted and enjoyed by all. It’s no longer totally geeky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Couture-Star-Wars-Dresses-By-Rodarte/

10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America

Remember the Russian travel tips for visiting America? Here’s a little peek at what Japanese travel agents tell people about America before they make that trip. First off, the food may be disappointing.American foo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/10-Japanese-Travel-Tips-for-Visiting-America/

His Father Has Been Dreaming of This Moment for 10 Years: A Young Man's Elaborate Scheme to Surprise Dad with a Dream Christmas Gift

Logan Kugler's father has wanted a motorcycle for a long time, but could never bring himself to buy one. "My dad wanted a motorcycle for as long as I can remember... ," Kugler said in his YouTube clip. "W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/His-Dad-Has-Been-Dreaming-of-This-Moment-for-10-Years-A-Young-Mans-Elaborate-Scheme-to-Surprise-his-Father-with-a-Dream-Christmas-Gift/

At This Amusement Park in Vietnam, Kids Can Feed Live Alligators

(Photo: 4Travel.jp)And that makes me jealous. There's nothing like this at any Six Flags that I've ever been to. Why not?The Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park is a Buddhist-themed amusement park located south of Saigon. It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/At-This-Amusement-Park-in-Vietnam-Kids-Can-Feed-Live-Alligators/

Album Covers Baked in Pies

You want to talk about an ubusual hobby? Try recreating album covers in pastry! The Twitter account Album Pies posts home-baked pies with record album cover designs in the top crust. Since it’s a British account, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Album-Covers-Baked-in-Pies/

Terribly Good CGI Recreations Of Pop Culture Classics

(Video Link) (Video Link)Creating good looking CGI artwork, models, shorts, etc. requires a lot of experience, some technical know-how and a good eye for detail. But creating utterly terrible CGI works...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Terribly-Good-CGI-Recreations-Of-Pop-Culture-Classics/

How North Became the Top of the Map

Almost every map you see is oriented with north at the top, which makes reading them universally easier -not because of the direction, but because of the consistency. It wasn’t always like that. Nick Danforth looks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/How-North-Became-the-Top-of-the-Map/

Ancient Chinese City That Lies Beneath A Lake

(Images via Fubiz)There’s a city in China that is sure to become the number one destination for scuba divers and adventure seekers from all over the globe, a place that’s not likely to be overrun by tourists...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Ancient-Chinese-City-That-Lies-Beneath-A-Lake/

Goats Just Wanna Have Fun

[http://youtu.be/58-atNakMWw] (YouTube link)These French goats have discovered that a small sheet metal shelter is just sturdy enough to hold them, and just flexible enough to make climbing it a challenge. Are they playi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Goats-Just-Wanna-Have-Fun-2/

How to Understand Reality TV

You know what would be a great show to watch? Something like Ice Road Truckers, except instead of being about truckers who drive over dangerous icy roads in Alaska and the Canadian arctic, it would be about blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/How-to-Understand-Reality-TV/

The Day He Found Luna

Imgur user hiblue fed a stray kitten and wasn’t prepared for her response. She flirted and grabbed him and begged to be taken home. And her scheming wiles worked wonders. He named her Luna.It was a long day and she...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/The-Day-He-Found-Luna/

The True Faces Of Olympic Figure Skating

Olympic figure skaters may look like the picture of grace and sophistication when they’re skating for the gold, but these high speed photographs show the derpy side of figure skating.Their facial e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/The-True-Faces-Of-Olympic-Figure-Skating/

Street Fighter Red Tape

[http://youtu.be/xbHLQAthI7M] (YouTube link)Despite what you hear on cable TV these days, you still can’t say just anything on TV in the U.S. Before Ryu from the video game Street Fighter can take part in a televis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Street-Fighter-Red-Tape/

The Ultimate Full Size Cat Home

Personally, I would never spend $35,000 on a home rennovation to make a house better for my kitties, but hey, I would never own 18 cats either. If you're going to do those two things though, you couldn't hope for a bette...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/The-Ultimate-Full-Size-Cat-Home/

The Chemical and Physical Properties of Vampires in the Gaseous State

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Scott Sandford, Santa Clara, California Jason Dworkin, Arnold, MarylandMax Bernstein, Mountain View, CaliforniaIt is well k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/The-Chemical-and-Physical-Properties-of-Vampires-in-the-Gaseous-State/

Neatolinks: Dogs, Olympics, Cats, Yoga and More

Marijauana Yoga or Rave Yoga? Why Not? (Oddee)Does Your Dog Actually Love You? (Geekosystem)This Rescue Cat Weighs 21 Pounds and Stretches Three Feet Long (The Presurfer)The Nine Nuttiest Winter Olympic Stories Ever (Men...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Neatolinks-Dogs-Olympics-Cats-Yoga-and-More/

Your Kid Drew on the Wall. What Now?

These two photos of unknown provenance show a clever solution to a common problem: your toddler/preschooler/20-something scribbled on the wall.The kid showed his/her creativity. You can do the same!-via 22 Wordsgraffiti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Your-Kid-Drew-on-the-Wall-What-Now/

Cinematics

[http://vimeo.com/86083265] (vimeo link)Simple shapes clearly re-enact your favorite movies. I bet you’ve seen the vast majority of these films. Cinematics is an experimental film by Pier Paolo. Find out more about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Cinematics/

Leonard Nimoy Introduces Star Wars

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr8s-CDOSMI](Video Link)From 1982 to 1986, the Nickelodeon network hosted an educational program called Standby: Lights! Camera! Action!. It showed how movie productions function....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Leonard-Nimoy-Introduces-Star-Wars/

Cthulhu Lamp Sure Puts the "Craft" In Lovecraft

In his house in Montreal, the very much alive Karl Dupéré-Richer waits crafting. Karl, who blogs at Spécial Karl has just created this awesome lamp sculpture of Cthulhu, made out of "the b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Cthulhu-Lamp-Sure-Puts-the-Craft-In-Lovecraft/
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