Archive for February 26th, 2014

The Simple Joy Of Fitting Things Into Things

There’s something very satisfying about discovering that something fits into something else, like fitting two shoes together, one inside the other, so they only take up one slot in your shoe rack, nesting bowls tog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/The-Simple-Joy-Of-Fitting-Things-Into-Things/

The Truth Comes Out When The Spirits Go In

The Truth Comes Out When The Spirits Go InSt. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Celebrate your favorite holiday with The Truth Comes Out When the Spirits Go In flask from the NeatoShop. This devilishly fun hip fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/The-Truth-Comes-Out-When-The-Spirits-Go-In/

Gimme That Broccoli!

Tsutsuji the cat is offered a bite of broccoli, but doesn’t get much of a chance before it is taken by Ginnan, the broccoli-loving cat. Ginnan won’t share with the dog, either. Or maybe I should say “sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Gimme-That-Broccoli/

Goodnight Moon Parody Pokes Fun at Helicopter Parents

In the great green-certified room there was a smart phone, and a silver spoon, and a picture of…Since 1947, millions of children have gone to bed enjoying Margaret Wise Brown's classic picture book Goodnight M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Goodnight-Moon-Parody-Pokes-Fun-at-Helicopter-Parents/

Monkey Steals Camera

[http://youtu.be/O3jMpok2AWE] (YouTube link)One thing we’ve learned in the age of YouTube is that all God’s creatures want a camera of their own. This guy was at the Uluwatu Temple in Bali, and decided to set...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Monkey-Steals-Camera/

Geordi LaForge Is Popular with the Ladies

On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Geordi LaForge was notoriously awkward with women. Oh, working with them was fine. But if he tried to make a move, he’d dematerialize into a puddle of anxiety. His attem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Geordi-LaForge-Is-Popular-with-the-Ladies/

Twaggies Goes to Hollywood!

Big news for Twaggies on Neatorama! We've just inked a deal with video hub Dailymotion to bring you animated tweets! That's right! Forget the static single panels, folks! We're going to be taking your tweets and turning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/Twaggies-Goes-to-Hollywood/

New Art from Calvin & Hobbes's Bill Watterson!

In 1995, the great Bill Watterson shut down his cartoon Calvin & Hobbes and retired. He's famously private. When Jake Rossen of Mental Floss landed an interview with him last year, it became a major news story.It's u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/New-Art-from-Calvin-Hobbess-Bill-Watterson/

Horse Powered Wood Splitter

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFeR8Qlkrfg](Video Link)[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcirMxYtAO8](Video Link) Here’s a clever rig that is (or was in 2010) located in Liberty, Kentucky. Tong the horse is on a s...

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The True Story Of Flappy Bird

(Video Link)Have you ever found yourself wondering what caused that strange little bird to fly off his comfy tree branch and flap his way in-between a bunch of pipes brought straight from Mario's world? Does...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/The-Story-Behind-Flappy-Bird/

George Washington Knew How to Party Hard. Here's His Bar Tab.

(Painting: Victory Ball by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris via Fraunces Tavern)In The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition, historian W. J. Rorabaugh asserted that early Americans routinely consumed alcohol at rate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/George-Washington-Knew-How-to-Party-Hard-Heres-His-Bar-Tab/

Dave Doesn’t Get the Drag Lift

[http://youtu.be/xUkTw7w5CCY] (YouTube link)Frank Spencer (who everyone calls Dave) and friends went to do some real Alpine skiing in Veysonnaz, Switzerland. Dave and his snowboard had a little trouble getting the hang o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Dave-Doesnt-Get-the-Drag-Lift/

Catom

Catom by Stephanie Jayne Designs Well, cats are the nucleus of your atomic universe. Or at least that's how they think of themselves. NeatoShop artist Stephanie Jayne Designs drew up the cutest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Catom/

10 Little-Known Facts about the Oscars

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f1BijfhTz8](Video Link)The annual Academy Awards presentation will take place next Sunday in Hollywood. Have you made your predictions of the winners? While you're waiting for the show, y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/10-Little-Known-Facts-about-the-Oscars/

Spoof Ad For Game Of Thrones- The Board Game

(Video Link)Imagine a board game so complicated, so full of intrigue and rules, that it takes six boxes to contain it all.Picture yourself, and your friends, playing a game that requires you to devote your entire l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Spoof-Ad-For-Game-Of-Thrones-The-Board-Game/

What Time is it Now?

As he did with the comic called Frequency, Randall Munroe continues to experiment with embedding his comic xkcd. Today is one you may want to permanently bookmark. It shows a global map that rotates to show what time it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/What-Time-is-it-Now/

The Oral History Of SpongeBob SquarePants

The seminal cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants is now in its fifteenth year on the air, and whether you love the pineapple dwelling strangeoid or cringe at the sight of his stupid face you have to agree there&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/The-Oral-History-Of-SpongeBob-SquarePants/

15 Inaccuracies Found In Common Science Illustrations

[http://youtu.be/fsERIapYj0Y] (YouTube link)There are limits to how well you can render a concept on paper, or in 2D, so science illustrations that are considered state-of-the-art are often somewhat inaccurate. Other sci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/15-Inaccuracies-Found-In-Common-Science-Illustrations/

Amazing Brick Sculptures By Brad Spencer

Sculpting with hard mediums such as marble and stone requires hammer and chisel and lots of sanding, but creating soft, human forms out of red bricks seems so ridiculously difficult it’s a wonder sculptor Brad Spen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Amazing-Brick-Sculptures-By-Brad-Spencer/

The Ultimate Pop Culture Alphabet

Illustrator Jeff Victor has a new series called The Ultimate Pop Culture Alphabet. It was an excuse to draw characters that wouldn’t fit into his other art series, and the result is absolutely neat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/The-Ultimate-Pop-Culture-Alphabet/

1866: Britain Builds the First Jet-Powered Warship

(HMS Waterwitch via David S. Yetman)During the 1860s, the Royal Navy experimented with new types of warships to replace the aging generation of screw-propelled steamships. Among them was the 1,160-ton HMS...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/1866-Britain-Builds-the-First-Jet-Powered-Warship/

Never Gonna Wake Up

[http://youtu.be/oT3mCybbhf0] (YouTube link)You just got Rickrolled again, but this time Rick brought some friends along! This mashup by nils incorporates the 2013 song “Wake Me Up” by Avicii and “Tubth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Never-Gonna-Wake-Up/

Identifying Superheroes By Their Underwear

Superheroes as a whole seem to have a fetish for tight fitting costumes, and whether those spandex clad superfolks know it or not their choice of exterior underwear makes them incredibly easy to identify.Toronto based cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Identifying-Superheroes-By-Their-Underwear/

North Korea at Night

The crew of the International Space Station recorded video of the earth on January 30, over Asia at night. As they flew over the Korean Penninsula, you can see the stark differences between countries. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/North-Korea-at-Night/

Trees On Your Sofa? Why Not?

Relaxing on a park bench under a tree is nice, but if you get home when it's already dark, you might not want to head over to the park and lay down on a bench (and even if you did, they might already be taken by other pe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Trees-On-Your-Sofa-Why-Not/

Man Snaps His Fingers to Summon His Sugar Glider

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjDzHG2XkUA](Video Link)Ryan Muraski owns Hazel, a sugar glider. He's trained her well. All he has to do is snap his fingers to call Hazel to him.Try snapping your fingers and see if a sug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Man-Snaps-His-Fingers-to-Summon-His-Sugar-Glider/

The Name Number for Astronomy

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.(Image credit: School of Earth and Space Exploration)by Eric Schulman and Caroline V. Cox Alexandria, Virginia*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/The-Name-Number-for-Astronomy/

Neatolinks: Oscars, Cartoons and Cookies

Finally an App to Help You Get Your Girl Scout Fix (Geekosystem)Yes, These 10 Places Are Real. No, They Don't Look Like It (Oddee)7 Cool Bits of Oscar Trivia (Uncle John's Bathroom)You Won't Believe Who Voiced These 21 C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Neatolinks-Oscars-Cartoons-and-Cookies/

Who You Gonna Call

Who You Gonna Call by Fuacka If you're looking for neat and geeky designs, then it's easy who you should call: NeatoShop artist Fuacka, of course! Check out Fuacka's Facebook page, then head on ov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Who-You-Gonna-Call-2/

Rescued Cougar Triplets

[http://youtu.be/xgc86ihzJOw] (YouTube link)Look at these babies with their big blue eyes! The Oregon Zoo has been the temporary home of three orphaned cougars whose mother was killed by a hunter. They arrived dehydrated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/26/Rescued-Cougar-Triplets/




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