Archive for April 12th, 2014

Flashing Headlights to Warn Other Drivers of Cops is Free Speech

Truck drivers often signal each other to warn about road hazards. For example, truckers would double-flash their headlights when they just passed a police speed trap to warn other drivers in the oncoming lanes. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Flashing-Headlights-to-Warn-Other-Drivers-of-Cops-is-Free-Speech/

Bryan Cranston Helps Stefan Get a Date

[http://youtu.be/u408FzkwW98] (YouTube link)When you run into someone famous on the street, you could treat it as a golden moment in itself. Or you could be like Stefan Montana, and treat it as a golden opportunity and u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Bryan-Cranston-Helps-Stefan-Get-a-Date/

Terrible News: The Creepy, Gigantic Model of David Hasselhoff Will Not Be Auctioned

2 weeks ago, we welcomed the joyful news that a 14-foot long realistic model of actor David Hasselhoff would be auctioned. It was the greatest prize within the personal collection of movie memorabilia that Hasselhoff was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Terrible-News-The-Creepy-Gigantic-Model-of-David-Hasselhoff-Will-Not-Be-Auctioned/

It's a Poopy Trap!

Ackbar's Diapers by Matt Sinor It's a poopy trap! After peace has prevailed in a galaxy far far away, the mighty rebel admiral retired from military service and started his own diaper cleaning service. A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Its-a-Poopy-Trap/

Kids’ Choir on Ellen

[http://youtu.be/BayG_CzpeFU] (YouTube link)You recall the video of the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences choir singing "Happy." That video came to the attention of Ellen DeGeneres, who arranged for the choir to be fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Kids-Choir-on-Ellen/

Clever Spaghetti Container Has Built-In Portion Controls

(Photos: Dan Lev)If you want to eat enough spaghetti to feed 4 people, that's just fine. But one occasional annoyance of cooking spaghetti is getting just enough but not too much to slide out of the container. You may of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Clever-Spaghetti-Container-Has-Built-In-Portion-Controls/

Are You Tone Deaf?

You better believe I've been asked this question a few times, almost always right after someone heard me singing. I knew I wasn't tone deaf because I can play piano and a few other instruments, and I did well in music th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Are-You-Tone-Deaf/

Americans Taste British Snacks (and Vice Versa)

A taste of spotted dick, Yanks? Here's what happens when Americans taste test British snacks. Buzzfeed's UK office sent Jelly Babies, Jaffa Cakes, Spotted Dick sponge pudding, Wham Bar ("the official candy of G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Americans-Taste-British-Snacks-and-Vice-Versa/

This Baby LOVES Cake!

You may love cake, but you don't love cake like this baby LOVES cake! Cake: it's not just for eatin'.cake, baby...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/This-Baby-LOVES-Cake/

Cats Stealing Food

[http://youtu.be/_KPDbWzim5s] (YouTube link)A new compilation from Ignoramusky shows us cats taking human food of all kinds. Now, the corn and carrots are just a case of curiosity, but who leaves a sausage out while the...

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Movie Posters are Perfect for a Wedding

Image: Andres Martinez/Studio Rigby Here's looking at you(r) wedding invite and posters, kids! A couple's wedding is the time of their life when they get to feel like movie stars, so why not c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Movie-Posters-are-Perfect-for-Wedding/

Constantine: Algeria’s City of Bridges

In the mountainous region of Algeria is the city of Constantine. When it was founded 2,000 years ago, a plateau surrounded by deep ravines was a great place to build, because the city could be easily defended. Since then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Constantine-Algerias-City-of-Bridges/

Welcome Home from the Cat

[http://youtu.be/QjeNh2lLXDU] (YouTube link)This cat’s owner was gone for three days. When she came back, she got a wonderful greeting from Moo, who obviously missed her terribly. What a sweet greeting for a loved...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Welcome-Home-from-the-Cat/

Mario Kart in Real Life

Princess Peach in the pole position! Redditor ZDEdwards and friends played Mario Kart in real life, by taking the characters down to the go-cart facility. They were the most popular people at the park th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Mario-Kart-in-Real-Life-3/

Armored Savagery

Armored Savagery by Twist Media Tonight he dines on turtle soup! NeatoShop artist Twist Media artistically reimagines our favorite fightin' turtles and their mortal enemies like you've never seen them be...

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Every Year, People Drink Enough Slurpees to Fill 12 Olympic Size Pools

(Photo: Anja Johnson)That's about 7,290,000 gallons of slushy sugar! It's taken a long time to get this point. Zachary Crockett has written a brief history of the treat that is an icon of lazy, hot summe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Every-Year-People-Drink-Enough-Slurpees-to-Fill-12-Olympic-Size-Pools/

You Can’t Reason with Babies

[http://youtu.be/_8l9-W66BGI] (YouTube link)A father tries to explain to his one-year-old son why he can’t come out on the balcony, but you know how babies are. They will argue with you about anything, and they don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/You-Cant-Reason-with-Babies/

This Clever Hammer Design Lets You Drive a Nail One-Handed

(Photos: Picard)Picard, a German toolmaking company, developed this clever design named the Lattenhammer. It's designed for those situations when you need to drive a nail, but you can't use a second hand to steady the na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/This-Clever-Hammer-Design-Lets-You-Drive-a-Nail-One-Handed/

This Week at Neatorama

I’ve almost made it through Spring Break, which I dreaded because it’s hard to get work done with bored kids at home. It wasn’t so bad this year, now that one of them is driving, because they really wer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/This-Week-at-Neatorama-199/

Jeremy Mann's Gritty, Rainy Cityscapes

Hell's KitchenTimes Square LightsMarket Street SteamventJeremy Mann, a painter in San Francisco, works with a variety of subjects, but I'm especially taken with his paintings of city sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Jeremy-Manns-Gritty-Rainy-Cityscapes/

U.S. States Distorted by Population

Check out this United States map in which the states are resized according to their populations. We expected New York and California to take up a lot of room, but look at Florida and Georgia! And we fina...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/US-States-Distorted-by-Population/

Olaf from Frozen as the Disney Princesses

Do you enjoy life under the sea? Ariel might, but Olaf, the friendly snowman from the movie Frozen, might have a hard time unless he's in chilly waters. Still, he looks good as a Disney princess, which is why Tu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Olaf-from-Frozen-as-the-Disney-Princesses/

Mission: Impurrrsible

[http://youtu.be/hd3x91iD9Uk] (YouTube link)What? We haven't posted a cat video all week long?! I can hardly believe it! Well, I'll fix that.Felicia the cat knows her favorite toy is in the wrong place! She has to correc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/12/Mission-Impurrrsible/




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