Archive for March 13th, 2014

Rockall--A Tiny Island Claimed by Four Nations

(Photo by Andy Strangeway)Rockall is a tiny island—a rock, really—in the north Atlantic Ocean. Ireland, the UK, Denmark and Iceland all lay claim to it. For more than 60 years, those nations have been locked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Rockall-A-Tiny-Island-Claimed-by-Four-Nations/

How to Make Magic Mud

[http://youtu.be/_0J4dRqg7CE] (YouTube link)You might not have a black light sitting around the house, but you more than likely have a few potatoes. At least I hope so! Grant Thompson, the King of Random, shows us how to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/How-to-Make-Magic-Mud/

Wonder Woman Wedding Heels and Garter

Etsy seller DeathStarDoll makes geeky fashions with an emphasis on Star Wars and Wonder Woman. These matching heels and garter are prefect for a superhero wedding.The garter is part of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Wonder-Woman-Wedding-Heels-and-Garter/

The Tube of Mystery

[http://youtu.be/TM0oG2ozUYA] (YouTube link)Richard Wiseman (previously at Neatorama) pulls a bottle out of an empty cardboard tube. How does he do it? He states up front that there are no edits in the video; it’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/The-Tube-of-Mystery/

33 Unbelievable Facts About Famous Folks

Celebrity gossip is full of stuff that famous folks may or may not have actually done, rumors that are hard to substantiate yet still become part of their image. Some facts, however, don’t readily become part of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/33-Unbelievable-Facts-About-Famous-Folks/

The Majestic Beauty of Quebec City’s Ice Hotel

L’Hôtel de glace near Quebec City is made entirely of ice and snow! The Ice Hotel is only open three months out of the year, and must be rebuilt every winter. And it has been, since 2001. Yes, you can stay th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/The-Majestic-Beauty-of-Quebec-Citys-Ice-Hotel/

Scientists Debunk the Myth that 10,000 Hours of Practice Makes You an Expert

(Photo: Pop!Tech)In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell argued for what he calls the "10,000 Hour Rule." He said that one of the greatest contributors to success at a skill is 10,000 hours of practice. People de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Scientists-Debunk-the-Myth-that-10000-Hours-of-Practice-Makes-You-an-Expert/

Pronunciation Errors That Shaped Our Language

It may grate on your sensibilities when people mispronounce words, especially people who should know better. However, the "correct" pronunciation may have been born of a mispronunciation long ago. Here are a couple of ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Pronunciation-Errors-That-Shaped-Our-Language/

Colin Powell Posts a 60-Year Old Selfie

Colin Powell is a retired US Army general and Secretary of State. He recently posted on Facebook this photo of himself taking a photograph 60 years ago. Like a modern teenager, he took selfies.And he did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Colin-Powell-Posts-a-60-Year-Old-Selfie/

Huge Model Train Moves in an Endless Spiral Loop

It's hypnotic. Just start watching and feel at one with the train and the universe.James Risner hooked up this HO scale train with 141 cars and 9 locomotives. They move beautifully and endlessly along the track. It's mes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Huge-Model-Train-Moves-in-an-Endless-Spiral-Loop/

Animated Cartoon Dissections By T- Wei

The colorful illustrations and GIFs created by T-Wei have a sense of motion built in to each character design, like a cartoon dissection in progress with lots of squiggly bits, a colorful peek underneath the skin that re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Animated-Cartoon-Dissections-By-T-Wei/

Lost Footage of Extinct Bird Found

Once common in America, the prairie chicken called the Heath hen went extinct in 1932. Until recently, there was no hope of seeing the bird in motion again. But a 1918 film was found, in bad condition, a few years ago an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Lost-Footage-of-Extinct-Bird-Found/

Photos: Preschooler Does Yoga with Her Mom

Laura Kasperzak, 36, has been practicing yoga for 17 years. As you can see, she's very agile. Her young daughter is, too!Kasperzak calls her daughter a "ham" who enjoys mugging for the camera. She j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Photos-Preschooler-Does-Yoga-with-Her-Mom/

Drawing The Oscars 2014 Selfie

[http://youtu.be/xNaA9wUo6GE] (YouTube link)Some people seem to be born with an uncanny sense of space, shape, and color. Others work hard and put in years of practice to develop their craft. In this case, it must be bot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Drawing-The-Oscars-2014-Selfie/

Wolf + Unicorn - An Unlikely Relationship Told Through Animated GIFs

Wolf and unicorn have a very touchy relationship, it’s always bite and get bit when they’re together, and they’re both prone to random acts of violence.They’re codependent in all the right ways, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Wolf-Unicorn-An-Unlikely-Relationship-Told-Through-Animated-GIFs/

What Do People around the World Eat for Breakfast?

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry1E1uzPSU0](Video Link)What are some typical--or at least stereotypical--breakfasts eaten across the globe? BuzzFeed shows us breakfasts from 17 nations. They include the United States, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/What-Do-People-around-the-World-Eat-for-Breakfast/

The Pretentious Beer Glass Company

Don’t you just love the honesty of an Etsy shop that goes by the name The Pretentious Beer Glass Company? This store is able to provide all the pretentious beer glasses you ever need! The photo above shows the vari...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/The-Pretentious-Beer-Glass-Company/

Minimalist Animated Intro For Game Of Thrones

(Video Link)The hit show Game of Thrones is as popular, if not more popular, than George R.R. Martin’s book series that inspired the show, and fans are gearing up for another dose of grim fantasy in the up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Minimalist-Animated-Intro-For-Game-Of-Thrones/

Why Does the "Mor" in Voldemort Sound So Evil?

Voldemort just seems like the perfect evil villain name. It’s got that "mor" sound that all villains have. Well, maybe not all, but quite a few: Moriarty, Morbius, Mordred. Morpheus in The Matrix...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Why-Does-the-Mor-in-Voldemort-Sound-So-Evil/

They've Stolen His Lucky Charms For The Last Time

(Video Link)Leprechauns tend to come to mind this time of year- people start searching for that famed pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and when they can't find it they reach for a bowl of Lucky Charms.L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Theyve-Stolen-His-Lucky-Charms-For-The-Last-Time/

What Is It? game 318

Now it's time for our collaboration with the awesome What Is It? Blog! What is this thing? You don't have to know to win!Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/What-Is-It-game-318/

The Smell of Genius Home Decor

Something smells fishy...no wait, make that delightful. It must be these wonderful new outlet covers by ekoD that make your outlet look like it finally has a nose of its own. The delightful designs are easy to use -just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/The-Smell-of-Genius-Home-Decor/

Neatolinks: Ewoks, Cucumber Bananas and Geeky Wedding Rings

15 Awesome Geek Wedding Rings (Scribol)11 Dog Breeds That Aren't Around Anymore (Mental Floss)An Ewok Sex Den Perhaps? (Uproxx)28 Cool Facts About Marvel Comics (Bro My God)Image: Cucumber Bananas? Now That's Art (22 Wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Neatolinks-20/

Jerry Lewis' The Nutty Professor

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.It was 1963, and Hollywood's reigning "king of comedy" was preparing to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Jerry-Lewis-The-Nutty-Professor/

The Animal Drinking Song

[http://youtu.be/4RSh9_9S4Sw] (YouTube link)A monkey managed to get hold of a treeful of fermented fruit and now all the animals are drunk. So they sing an old Irish-style drinking song! From Toronto artists Brunswick Pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/The-Animal-Drinking-Song/

If the Grocery Were Like the Cable Company

[http://youtu.be/XJoqqKuymYE] (YouTube link)Your TV cable company has a business model that’s quite peculiar. Imagine if other businesses worked the same way. In this skit by Check Out ABC, the cable company is Fox...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/If-the-Grocery-Were-Like-the-Cable-Company/

Magnificent Batman Sleeve Tattoo

This detailed, full-color tattoo by British artist Ian Hopkins shows panels from classic Batman comic books. If you're into pre-Dark Knight Returns Batman, then this is the sleeve for you....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Magnificent-Batman-Sleeve-Tattoo/

Marital Advice from 1952

The summer 1952 edition of Modern Bride has some lovely gowns and cookware, and in those days, they also pretended that such catalogs of ads were magazines with helpful articles. Among the descriptions of fashio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Marital-Advice-from-1952/

The Painted Dress Is Literally Just Paint

Olivia Mears is like a modern-day Amelia Bedelia. You have to be really careful giving instructions to her:I was asked to paint a dress, so I did.We've previously featured her dress made of Taco Bell taco wrappers. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/The-Painted-Dress-Is-Literally-Just-Paint/






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