Archive for February 19th, 2014

Street Artist Replaces Billboard Ads With Classical Art

This isn’t the street art you’re used to- it isn’t created with spray paint or stencils, and it doesn’t mar the face of the urban environment in Paris. In fact, this unusual form of street art bea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Street-Artist-Replaces-Billboard-Ads-With-Classical-Art/

Expert Called in to Disarm Fermented Herring Bomb

(Photo: Wrote)Fermented herring is a Scandinavian delicacy. It could be indelicately described as rotten fish, but you should not say that in Sweden, where it is prized. Surströmming is kept in cans and served at p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Expert-Called-in-to-Disarm-Fermented-Herring-Bomb/

Alphabet Insanity

[http://youtu.be/RvLmcRZte78] (YouTube link)Mac Lethal devotes a verse of this rap to each letter of the alphabet in order. It’s mostly nonsensical, but it’s amazing that he can do it -and it gets faster and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Alphabet-Insanity/

Horse-Drawn Skiing Was Almost an Olympic Sport

(Photo: Kalia Angelo)It's called skijoring, a Norwegian term that means "ski driving." The video below show the good people of southwestern Montana giving a demonstration. It's not just a pleasant ride through the snow b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Horse-Drawn-Skiing-Was-Almost-an-Olympic-Sport/

According to Norse Mythology, The World Will End on Saturday

(Photo: Nico Nieuwstraten)So why not enjoy yourself? Tell your boss to shove it and take an early weekend. Eat, drink and be merry, because the end is nigh. At least, that's what some modern adherents of the Norse religi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/According-to-Norse-Mythology-The-World-Will-End-on-Saturday/

"Eye of the Tiger" Played on a Dot Matrix Printer

[http://vimeo.com/58200103](Video Link)That old printer isn't obsolete. It just has a new purpose: making music. We've previously seen floppy disk drives used to play the Doctor Who theme, Star Wars mus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Eye-of-the-Tiger-Played-on-a-Dot-Matrix-Printer/

Cold Child at a Bus Stop

[http://youtu.be/L9O8j9QPZc8] (YouTube link)This Norwegian ad placed a little boy without a coat at an Oslo bus stop to see what folks would do. When asked, he tells them that his coat was stolen on a school trip. At the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Cold-Child-at-a-Bus-Stop/

The World's First Ramen Taco

How would you like your ramen today? Previously, you could have it as a grilled cheese sandwich, a burger or a pizza. Or, you know, as ramen.But thanks to Kyle Marcoux, the foodblogger also known as the Vulg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/The-Worlds-First-Ramen-Taco/

Deleted And Extended Scenes From Game Of Thrones Season 3

(Video Link)Audiences are so enthralled with all the bloodshed, battles and political intrigue the HBO series Game of Thrones has to offer that they’re crying out for more, and with the fourth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Deleted-And-Extended-Scenes-From-Game-Of-Thrones-Season-3/

Meet the Movie Billboard Chicken Coops

These chicks are getting a good start in life, being watched over by a Jedi Master! This is an example of reusing materials at Champoeg Farm in Oregon. When the advertising run is over, the vinyl movie billboard sheets a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Meet-the-Movie-Billboard-Chicken-Coops/

Scientific Cutting Boards

Gerald and Summer operate Elysium Woodworks, a woodworking studio in Santa Rosa, California. They make custom cutting boards with scientific themes. Math and astronomy come together with the chemistry of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Scientific-Cutting-Boards/

50 Interesting Facts About The 50 State Capitals

[http://youtu.be/w6TGaZtxq4c] (YouTube link)If you went to school in America, you most likely had to learn all the state capitals, but you probably didn’t learn much about them. For example, Juneau, the ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/50-Interesting-Facts-About-The-50-State-Capitals/

Stunning Photographs Of Asia By Weerapon Chaipuck

Everybody knows that Asia is full of beautiful picture perfect scenery- from the ancient architecture to the natural wonders that abound, the colorful wildlife and the equally colorful populace. Much of the continent sti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Stunning-Photographs-Of-Asia-By-Weerapon-Chaipuck/

An Honest Trailer for Gravity

[http://youtu.be/VzzLngXfCcI] (YouTube link)I saw Gravity on the big screen and enjoyed it. I can’t imagine watching it anywhere else, because the visual effects are so stunning that you momentarily disreg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Gravity/

This Warship Served 6 Different Nations

(Photo: US Navy)It’s not unusual for warships to change hands. When belligerent powers lose wars, they sometimes forfeit warships as prizes. And victorious powers may sell off their ships when they are no longer n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/This-Warship-Served-6-Different-Nations/

The Man Who Is Not My Mother

I’ve just been steered to a fascinating blog called the man who is not my mother. It is a diary of an infant with an amazing internal vocabulary who describes her surroundings and experiences. Here...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/The-Man-Who-Is-Not-My-Mother/

20 Facts You Might Not Know About Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong started out as a barrel throwing kidnapper with a deep seated hatred of plumbers, and now he’s the star of his own series called Donkey Kong Country.But how did a gorilla come to be called Donkey, and w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/20-Facts-You-Might-Not-Know-About-Donkey-Kong-Country/

Sheep Clears Pool Room

[http://youtu.be/kT4l8r3KB_E] (YouTube link)Warning: loud and possibly annoying music. We don’t know where this video is from, or the story behind it, but apparently the sheep does not want these men to enjoy a fri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Sheep-Clears-Pool-Room/

Open Your Heart

Japanese artist Hikaru Cho made this surreal image with acrylic body paint. It's entitled "Open Your Heart." -via Lustikbody painting, Hikaru Cho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Open-Your-Heart/

Almost in America: Portraits from Ellis Island

You remember Lewis Hine’s photographs of workers that added fire to the movement to outlaw child labor. That wasn’t his only legacy. Hine was a sociologist and a teacher. He took students to Ellis Island to p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Almost-in-America-Portraits-from-Ellis-Island/

Northlandz- An Epic Level Model Train Environment

(Video Link)Model train builders generally start with a small track and a few plastic trains bought at the local toy store, but for those who feel the calling of those tiny rails in their blood model trains s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Northlandz-An-Epic-Level-Model-Train-Environment/

Pants Take Banzai Trip to Costa Rica

Jason Anderson went all out and bought a tailored $1300 suit at Judd Frost Clothiers in Wayzata, Minnesota, for his wedding. After a final fitting check, he took the garment bag and got on a plane for Costa Rica, where t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Pants-Take-Banzai-Trip-to-Costa-Rica/

Birdhouses Based on Airbnb Listings

Airbnb provides travels a great and local place to stay at a reasonable price while providing home owners with a good source of income and a way to meet new people. While most of the homes on the site are just your every...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Birdhouses-Based-on-Airbnb-Listings/

The Wisdom of the Shire

Neatorama is pleased to present an excerpt from the book The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life by Noble Smith. The Wisdom of the Shire is a guide to life based on the lessons c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/The-Wisdom-of-the-Shire/

Neatolinks: Cats Vomiting to Techno

Don't You Wish Your Kid Could Have A Nuclear Reactor? (The Presurfer)Be Amazed by Monks Making Works of Art From Piles of Sand (Dark Roasted Blend)Cats, Vomit, Techno....What's Not to Love? (Incredible Things)There Are T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Neatolinks-Cats-Vomiting-to-Techno/

How to Get Your Husband to Get Up in the Middle of the Night to Change the Baby's Diaper

How do you get men to help change the baby's diaper in the middle of the night? As this Facebook post suggests, the answer is as simple as the right name for the baby: via Cheezburger The text:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/How-to-Get-Your-Husband-to-Get-Up-in-the-Middle-of-the-Night-to-Change-the-Babys-Diaper/

It Doesn't Get Better

[http://vimeo.com/86739131] (YouTube link)Jason Headley parodies the Dan Savage “It Gets Better” campaign by turning it on its head. High school is a horrible experience for most kids, and they can’t wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/It-Doesnt-Get-Better/

This Is a Reading Area in a Library

(Photo: School Library Journal)So you can exercise your body and your mind at the same time! Falls Church High School in Falls Church, Virginia has these stationary bicycles in its library.With a grant f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/This-Is-a-Reading-Area-in-a-Library/

Dog Tries to Catch Ball

[http://youtu.be/ENjqYjSbs_k] (YouTube link)He’s not very good at it. In internet language, “He forgot how to dog.” His total ineptitude is highlighted by the slow-motion video and the “O Fortuna&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/19/Dog-Tries-to-Catch-Ball/




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