Archive for March 6th, 2014

Simpsons Couch Gag By Sylvain Chomet

(Video Link)The Simpsons couch gag intro has been recreated, interpreted and totally transformed by many of the greatest animators in the world, including Bill Plympton, John Kricfalusi, and the crew...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Simpsons-Couch-Gag-By-Sylvain-Chomet/

Gourmet Mouse Traps

Artists Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca set mouse traps that could easily trap humans. Luciano came up with the idea after spending a week photographing cheeses for advertisements.Ficca, a food stylist, designed the mi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Gourmet-Mouse-Traps/

Whimsical Clay Illustrations By Irma Gruenholz

Artist Irma Gruenholz creates illustrations in clay, which may lead to the question- doesn’t that mean she creates sculptures?The answer is yes and no- yes they are clay sculptures, all three dimensional and stuff,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Whimsical-Clay-Illustrations-By-Irma-Gruenholz/

The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul

You may have heard the news that the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is getting an overhaul. The essay portion that was added in 2005 will be made optional, and the rest of the test is going back to the old 1600-point sca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/The-Story-Behind-the-SAT-Overhaul/

What Type of Companies Own Your State's Politicians?

What kind of companies top the list of political campaign contributions in your state's last election cycle? Mother Jones took the data from Follow The Money, a nonpartisan and nonpr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/What-Type-of-Companies-Own-Your-States-Politicians/

Hot Air Balloon Light Bulbs

I love these lamps! They're charming, functional and probably terribly hot to the touch. I'm not sure who made them, but my friend Marilyn Bellamy thinks that they can be traced back to a company called...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Hot-Air-Balloon-Light-Bulbs/

Photo: Otter Eating an Alligator

(Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service)Who's higher on the food chain? Let's just say that I don't want to cross an otter in the future. Staff at the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in central Florida photographed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Photo-Otter-Eating-Alligator/

Children's Book Authors Interviewed by Children Dressed as Their Characters

Here's an original approach to interviewing (warning: auto-start video). The Guardian sat children's books authors down with kids. The kids asked questions while dressed as the charact...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Childrens-Book-Authors-Interviewed-by-Children-Dressed-as-Their-Characters/

Best Friends

[http://youtu.be/3t6bLugtJkQ] (YouTube link)A girl and her dog take a look backward at the life they’ve shared growing up together. You may want to get a hankie before you watch. The ad for Chevy was directed by Ll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Best-Friends/

The Father of Bitcoin Found?

You've probably heard a lot about Bitcoin recently - from the incredible rise (and subsequent crash) in its value, to the implosion of Mt. Gox - the playing card trading website turned world's largest Bitcoin exchange....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/The-Father-of-Bitcoin-Found/

Cronut Inventor's New Mad Genius Creation: Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot

Dominique Ansel, the mad genius creator of the croissand/donut hybrid Cronut, is back with yet another culinary masterpiece. This time, the chef and owner of the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York, has created an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Cronut-Inventors-New-Mad-Genius-Creation-Edible-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Milk-Shot/

By The Time You See It, You'd Probably Be Dead

Image: Art Wolfe - via Moillusions You're the leader of an African expedition and danger lurks from every corner. Your team depends on your ability to spot the threat - it may be closer than you think ... ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/By-The-Time-You-See-It-Youd-Probably-Be-Dead/

Deco-Era Japanese Railway Posters

The ad copy is mundane, but the images are stunning. In the 1930s, the Japanese railway system distributed beautiful art deco posters encouraging tourism by train. A collection of these rare posters in pristine condition...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Deco-Era-Japanese-Railway-Posters/

A True Detective Fan Site Worthy Of The Show

The new hit show True Detective features stellar performances by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey and a gritty noir inspired storyline, but what the show doesn't have is a website that makes fans wanna ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/A-True-Detective-Fan-Site-Worthy-Of-The-Show/

A Frozen Father

[http://youtu.be/3Ud6B_NXoNc] (YouTube link)Both my brother and I became parents in middle age. A few years later, he expressed astonishment that kids can watch the same movie enough times to memorize it, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/A-Frozen-Father/

When David Cameron Calls, The Internet Answers

I've been speaking to @BarackObama about the situation in Ukraine. We are united in condemnation of Russia's actions. pic.twitter.com/7Rk2k8iOIK— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 5, 2014 When U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/When-David-Cameron-Calls-The-Internet-Answers/

How to Make a Ramen Roll Cheesesteak

(Photo: Hugh Merwin)As the ramen craze continues, I am left to ponder if there is nothing that cannot be made of ramen. We have seen ramen tacos, burgers, pizzas and sandwiches. Could we not have a ramen car? A ramen ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/How-to-Make-a-Ramen-Roll-Cheesesteak/

World Book Day

UNESCO’s World Book Day is April 23rd, except in the United Kingdom. To avoid a clash with Easter or St. George's Day, they celebrate World Book Day on the first Thursday in March, which is today! In celebration, i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/World-Book-Day/

Animated Explanation Of The Big Bang Theory

(Video Link)It seems that people have a better understanding of the theory of evolution these days, and yet they’re still plagued with questions about another scientific theory- The Big Bang.What caused...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Animated-Explanation-Of-The-Big-Bang-Theory/

Use the Words You Have

UniverseProjects told us about his Russian wife trying to ask for a tape measure. He knew what she meant. Learning a different language is hard, and it takes years to learn enough words to express everything you need to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Use-the-Words-You-Have/

Battleship Island

(Photo: Adam Kahtava)This is Mitsukejima, a Japanese island also known as Gunkanjima or “Battleship Island.” It looks the part, don’t you think?(Photo: Adam Kahtava)It’s located just south of Suzu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Battleship-Island/

Dachshund Catches Shark. Now What?

[http://youtu.be/q7yyYQYzmQ8] (YouTube link)A little dachshund caught an inflatable shark that’s way bigger than he is. The dog clearly wants to stash his catch in his cubbyhole (a pet carrier) but it’s too b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Dachshund-Catches-Shark-Now-What/

Washing Machine Drums Turned into Coffee Tables and Bars

The art studio L’Atelier d’Orel upcycles old objects into fresh, hip pieces of furniture. Among other projects, the artist has taken the spinning drums from clothes washing machines and turne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Washing-Machine-Drums-Turned-into-Coffee-Tables-and-Bars/

What Is It? game 317

W00t! It's time for another contest collaboration with the excellent What Is It? blog. Can you guess what this odd item is? This week, we are looking for funny and clever answers, not the correct one, but if yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/What-Is-It-game-317/

Finally A Fence With Camouflage

Tired of the white, generic picket fences that line the streets of everyone's favorite idyllic suburbs? Then you might just love this mirror fence by artist Alyson Shotz. Granted, you probably won't want to install...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Finally-A-Fence-With-Camouflage/

How Language Shapes How We Think

(Great Vocab Didn't Save the Thesaurus t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)In a fascinating article for NPR, Alan Yu writes:Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/How-Language-Shapes-How-We-Think/

10 Most Striking Images of Earth From Space

We've been big fans of Yann Arthus-Bertrand since we featured his fantastic book HOME back in 2009, so last year, when the photographer and environmentalist released a new book titled Earth From Space,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/10-Most-Striking-Images-of-Earth-From-Space/

Kiss My Socks

Kiss My SocksAre you quietly dismayed by all the requests, nay demands, made on your time? Tell everyone they can kiss your (fill in the blank) with the Kiss My Socks from the NeatoShop. This cheerful pair of neon yellow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Kiss-My-Socks/

Neatolinks: HTML is Not An STD, Pass That On to Your Friends

Could the Group from Shaun of the Dead Get Busted For Breaking Into The Winchester? (Vista Criminal Law)So, 1 in 10 Americans Think HTML is a STD. We're Ready to Cry Now. (Geekosystem)A Quick History of First Ladies In S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/Neatolinks-HTML-is-Not-An-STD-Pass-That-On-to-Your-Friends/

McDonald’s Inspired High Fashion

(Photo: Moschino)Moschino is an Italian fashion house that produces everything from high class dresses to luxury handbags. At the recent Milan Fashion Week, the designers unveiled a line of clothing inspired by fast food...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/06/McDonalds-Inspired-High-Fashion/








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