Archive for February 23rd, 2014

"Hazardous Materials" is an Understatement

[http://youtu.be/VJ-fBgzwikA] (YouTube link)A truck in Russia carrying “insecure high pressure cylinders” has a little accident. The crash is just the beginning, though, as the cylinders keep going off, like,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Hazardous-Materials-is-an-Understatement/

Medieval Manuscript Shows a Cat Riding a Horse

(Photo: The National Library of France)The blog of medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel is one of the hidden gems of the internet, which is why I interviewed him 3 weeks ago. He's an expert on manuscripts, which is how h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Medieval-Manuscript-Shows-a-Cat-Riding-a-Horse/

3D Glasses

Um, I hate to break the news to these undersea creatures, but 3D glasses aren’t cool. You otter get something more fashionable for that porpoise. It’s the newest comic from Liz Climo.3D glass...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/3D-Glasses/

Crocheted Cocoon

These photos show scenes from a performance art piece by Bea Camacho. She calls it "Enclosure." She crocheted an cocoon for herself for 11 hours without interruption. In an interview, Camacho explained h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Crocheted-Cocoon/

9 Terrifying Urban Legends From Victorian London

Have you ever wondered whether people in other times and other places spread urban legends the way folks do today? Well, they couldn’t do it exactly the same way, because internet. But rumors and terrifyin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/9-Terrifying-Urban-Legends-From-Victorian-London/

Adventure Timey-Wimey

It would be improper for me to be jealous of a 9-year old girl, but I am nonetheless. James Hance, whose geeky artwork we've featured extensively, made this mural mashing up Adventure Time and *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Adventure-Timey-Wimey/

Elsa Gives The Disney Princesses A Dose Of Reality

(Video Link)Elsa is pretty down to earth as far as Disney royalty goes- she’s quite adaptable, brave and doesn’t need a man to make her life whole, so when she hands out advice the Disney princesses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Elsa-Gives-The-Disney-Princesses-A-Dose-Of-Reality/

Game Controller Dog Leash

Instructables member Mike Warren has completely changed the dog walking experience with his modified Xbox controller:Move up, down, left, and right with the joysticks. Fire missiles and magical spells wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Game-Controller-Dog-Leash/

Russian Sense of Humor at the Sochi Closing Ceremonies

The most delightful moment from the Olympic Closing  ceremonies at Sochi involved the Russians poking fun at their own Opening Ceremonies. In case you are in the U.S. and haven’t seen the show yet, I have refr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Russian-Sense-of-Humor-at-the-Sochi-Closing-Ceremonies/

Super Mario Theme on Ancient Instrument

[http://youtu.be/qM9hH3suOpo] (YouTube link)The Chinese Sheng is a musical instrument that resembles a cross between a clarinet and a pipe organ. It dates back at least three thousand years. Here, musician Li Jin Li perf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Super-Mario-Theme-on-Ancient-Chinese-Instrument/

Research Shows That Cows Produce More Milk When Listening to Slow Jams

(Photo: born1945)Do you want your cows to get in the mood to produce more milk? Scientists have found that playing slow, rhythmic music helps. In 2001, psychologists at the University of Leicester (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Research-Shows-That-Cows-Produce-More-Milk-When-Listening-to-Slow-Jams/

Hanging Gardens

British floral artist Rebecca Louise Law has done all kinds of art installations with flowers, but the most impressive are the ones in which she suspends them from the ceiling! Law hangs thousands of flowers from wire to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Hanging-Gardens/

The Legend of Zelda Pizza

The Legend of Zelda premiered 28 years ago last Friday. The celebrate the anniversary of that video game franchise, Danacem made this pizza. It held up pretty well in the oven, don't you think?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/The-Legend-of-Zelda-Pizza/

Totally Knotty Wooden Doll Make-Up

It’s the job of the make-up artist to turn ordinary people into extraordinary creations that both bring the artist's vision to life and please the directors behind the scenes.But making soft skin look like it&rsquo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Totally-Knotty-Wooden-Doll-Make-Up/

The Opium Wars

Beginning in the Middle Ages, England imported tons of tea from China. What could they export? China was draining the British Empire of silver and gold, but did not want their natural resources -until the British began s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/The-Opium-Wars/

Elders React To Flappy Bird

(Video Link)Old(er) folks say the darndest things, and when they’re presented with the latest trend in annoying difficult video games they don’t have a problem pushing some buttons and expressing wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Elders-React-To-Flappy-Bird/

Jet Failure

This photo found at Weird Vintage made me go look up the story. Sylvia at Fear of Landing was intrigued as well, and gathered many sources to tell the tale. The plane was a prototype of a jet bomber called English Electr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Jet-Failure/

The Heart Tree Tattoo

Jackie Rabbit, an artist in Roanoke, Virginia, made this crisp and striking tattoo. She calls it the "Heart Tree." The blood of the long buried heart flows up into the living tree, emerges as leaves befo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/The-Heart-Tree-Tattoo/

Neatolinks: Cats Give You Depression When They Bite You

Here Are Some Authors Getting Kissed For Your Romantic Pleasure (Flavorwire)Cat Bites Give You Depression Somehow (Geekosystem)This Two Legged Chihuahua and Chicken Are Friends -Adorable Alert! (Incredible Things)How Muc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Neatolinks-Cats-Give-You-Depression-When-They-Bite-You/

A Photographer's Guide To The First Amendment

(Video Link)Ever since 9-11 the laws governing once innocuous activities, like photography and forms of communication, have become massive gray areas. Some people and places don’t have a problem with phot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/A-Photographers-Guide-To-The-First-Amendment/

Butterfly Pancakes

If you think that the humble pancake can't be an artistic medium, then keep watching Nathan Shields. Every time we feature one of his creations, he keeps getting better. Breakfast by breakfast, he's refi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Butterfly-Pancakes/






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