Archive for April 10th, 2014

The Toxic History of Soda Pop

You probably know people who drink soda pop all day long, and they may even tell you they’re “addicted” to it. You might be one of those people yourself. In the modern age, we can find out all the ingre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/The-Toxic-History-of-Soda-Pop/

Horse Yoga

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKk17_bC29M](Video Link)The Doma Indian School is a horse farm in San Luis, Argentina. It's operated by the father and son team of Oscar and Cristobal Scarpati. They've developed a me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Horse-Yoga/

Colbert to Replace Letterman

President and CEO of CBS Les Moonves announced today that the network has signed a five-year agreement with Stephen Colbert to take over Late Show when David Letterman retires in 2015. Ther...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Colbert-to-Replace-Letterman/

Sriracha Factory In California Declared Public Nuisance

(Image Via AP)In the last decade Sriracha has gone from that sauce you see on the table at Asian restaurants to a spicy staple in many homes, rivaling the fame enjoyed by spicy celebrities Tapatio and Cholula. People lik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Sriracha-Factory-In-California-Declared-Public-Nuisance/

Dear World: Portraits of the Boston Bombing Survivors

[http://vimeo.com/91098682] (vimeo link)Photographer Robert X. Fogarty has an ongoing art project called Dear World, in which he takes pictures of people with messages written on their skin. As we approach the anniversar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Dear-World-Portraits-of-the-Boston-Bombing-Survivors/

West-eros Story

West-eros Story by Gordon Brebner Designs It's a love story, basically - a love story between brother and sister, mixed with lots and lots of death. NeatoShop artist Gordon Brebner Designs mashed up one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/West-eros-Story/

America Is Naming More Babies "Khaleesi" Than "Betsy"

On Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen is often addressed by the Dothraki title "Khaleesi." Like many Game of Thrones character names, Khaleesi is becoming a popular girls' name in the United States. In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/America-Is-Naming-More-Babies-Khaleesi-Than-Betsy/

3D Classified Ads Optical Illusion

The newspaper classifieds (remember those?) is so anachronistic in today's digital world that it's like delving into a trippy and foreign world. Felipe Salazar, Creative Director of Sancho BBDO advertising...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/3D-Classified-Ads-Optical-Illusion/

Rare Oarfish Sighting

[http://youtu.be/_xWaQ5E07yk] (YouTube link)Members of Shedd Adventures trip to Baja, sponsored by the Shedd Aquarium, saw two live oarfish near the shore, and got some video footage of one of them. If you’ve read...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Rare-Oarfish-Sighting/

The Butterfly Orchid

Look at this gorgeous flower! Oh, you thought it was a butterfly? Well, that’s why the flower wants you to think. Or rather, it wants to attract pollinating butterflies by looking like an attractive butter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/The-Butterfly-Orchid/

Using Drones to Make a Flying X-Wing from Star Wars

We all want to be Luke Skywalker on the trench run in an X-wing starfighter. With each passing day, we're getting closer to making that dream a reality. Rodger Cleye made this 5-foot long model as a part of that ongoing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Using-Drones-to-Make-a-Flying-X-Wing/

Smelly Cat Finds a Home

Lenny the cat has a story that most cats can’t match -he suffered a failed adoption because he farts too much. Lenny was found at a park in Rochester, New York, in February and taken in to Scottsville Veterinary Ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Smelly-Cat-Finds-a-Home/

Creepy Photos From Inside America's Abandoned Malls

(Image Via Architectural Afterlife)(Image Via Detroiturbex.com)(Image Via Flickr:Binkled)There are malls all across America lying derelict and abandoned, gutted and left to the elements like an ice cream cone that has be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Creepy-Photo-Series-Explores-Americas-Abandoned-Malls/

Father-Son Final Four Dance

[http://youtu.be/eoyzVAAJBRY] (YouTube link)Two basketball fans, a father and son, dance on the big screen at the NCAA championship game on Monday. Your first thought is, hey, they’re pretty good! And your second t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Father-Son-Final-Four-Dance/

Masaya Kushino's High Heeled Menagerie

Nothing says "I have a wild sense of style" quite like wearing a pair of shoes from Masaya Kushino’s collection Bird-Watched, which were inspired by the artwork of Jakuchu Ito.Masaya specializes in creating women's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Animal-Inspired-Heels-By-Masaya-Kushino/

How Many Bad Movies Have You Seen?

The other day we asked how many classic movies you’ve seen from a list of 200 at Buzzfeed. Now there’s another list of 170 movies that most folks consider pretty bad. How many have you seen?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/How-Many-Bad-Movies-Have-You-Seen/

What Does The Fox Say?

What Does The Fox Say? by fishbiscuit Ring ding ding dingeringeding! What does the fox say? He's say "awesome T-shirt design by fishbiscuit" for sure! Visit fishbiscuit's Facebook fan pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/What-Does-The-Fox-Say-3/

The Useless Inventions Of Stupid Hackathon

There are all kinds of competitions, galleries, fairs, and conventions full of good, useful inventions, but where is a budding inventor supposed to show off their C list, and fairly useless, inventions?Some may say the l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/The-Useless-Inventions-Of-Stupid-Hackathon/

Political Cartoon Comes to Life

(Image credit: Lalo Alcaraz)In 2002, cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz drew a political cartoon about sports teams and fans who use disrespectful Native American names, mascots, and imagery. Ann Boobus remembered the cartoon when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Political-Cartoon-Comes-to-Life/

On Sale: Giant Carrot Body Pillow "For Loneliness"

I won't judge you.It's a brutal world out there. We do what we can to get by the everyday agony of isolation from real human connections. Etsy seller Amy Brown explains why she made this body pillow:Yes,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/On-Sale-Giant-Carrot-Body-Pillow-For-Loneliness/

Priest Sings Surprise Song at Wedding

[http://youtu.be/XYKwqj5QViQ] (YouTube link)Father Ray Kelly of County Meath, Ireland, presided over the wedding of Leah and Chris O’Kane last Saturday at the Oldcastle Church. He included a song featuring his cust...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Priest-Sings-Surprise-Song-at-Wedding/

Massive Excavator Turned Into A Transformer

(Video Link) (Video Link)Kids who grew up with a healthy love of robots, particularly the Transformers, most likely thought about what a real life vehicle would look like transforming just like the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Massive-Earthmover-Turned-Into-A-Transformer/

What Is It? game 322

W00t! It's time for another collaboration with the awesome 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 you guess c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/What-Is-It-game-322/

A Portrait of Jackie Chan Made of 64,000 Chopsticks

Action film star Jackie Chan just turned 60 years old. To mark the occasion, artist Hong Yi created this massive portrait of him consisting of bundles of chopsticks hanging at varied lengths. When viewed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/A-Portrait-of-Jackie-Chan-Made-of-64000-Chopsticks/

This Floating Staircase Belongs In Design Heaven

From the side, this staircase is hardly visable, but it's far enough out of the way that you aren't likely to bump your head on it without seeing it. And, when you go down the stairs, the vertical support beams can also...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/This-Floating-Staircase-Belongs-In-Design-Heaven/

Curly of the Three Stooges: The Funniest Guy in the World

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.He was born Jerome Lester Horwitz in Brooklyn, New York, on October 22, 1903. Bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Curly-of-the-Three-Stooges-The-Funniest-Guy-in-the-World/

A Real Version of Adventure Time's Grass Sword

In the cartoon Adventure Time, Finn the Human acquired a sword made of grass. It was highly effective, but he couldn't put it down. The grass wrapped itself around his hand when he tried to do so. The sword turn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/A-Real-Version-of-Adventure-Times-Grass-Sword/

The Infinite Loop

The Infinite Loop by Moysche Designs The cake may be a lie, but this nifty shirt by NeatoShop artist Moysche Designs is very much real. You don't have to fight the Vox Populi to get it, though - all you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/The-Infinite-Loop/

Realistic Mario

[http://youtu.be/7SXs3JZgZtk] (YouTube link)The Super Mario Bros learn a lesson about trying to break blocks with your head. That doesn’t work all that well in real life. Don’t try this at home -unless you&rs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Realistic-Mario/

Could You Build a Hydroelectric Dam in Your Home?

At What If?, webcomic artist Randall Munroe answers reader questions about scientific possibilities. He draws stick figures at xkcd, but he's also a scientist and roboticist. So he carefully thinks throu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/10/Could-You-Build-a-Hydroelectric-Dam-in-Your-Home/








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