Archive for April 16th, 2014

What Is a Job That Exists Only in Your Country?

This question was recently posed at both Ask Reddit and Quora. Many of the responses are fascinating. Here are a few of them.Alireza Behooz says that in Tehran, Iran, some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/What-Is-a-Job-That-Exists-Only-in-Your-Country/

Cats vs. Dogs

Dogs score higher on most of the parameters in this graph from Doghouse Diaries, which is what you’d expect from a webcomic that names itself so. You may agree or disagree with any of them. Persona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Cats-vs-Dogs-2/

Video: A Dog Barking at Itself Barking at Itself Barking at Itself

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIMBjzeU6-s](Video Link)There may be even more dogs that we can't see because the screen resolution is too low.Holiday the dog barks not because he is hungry or there is an intruder. He ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Video-A-Dog-Barking-at-Itself-Barking-at-Itself-Barking-at-Itself/

I Survived The Pit Monster

Surviving the Sarlacc by StationjackEscaping certain death in the maw of a giant pit monster is worthy of a commemorative t-shirt. Luckily there's this awesome Surviving the Sarlacc t-shirt by Stationjack, so yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/I-Survived-The-Pit-Monster/

Nine Legendary Ship's Cats

Having a cat aboard a ship is good luck, they say. It’s certainly good for keeping vermin under control lest they endanger precious food supplies. Some ship’s cats were so well-known or beloved that they are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Nine-Legendary-Ships-Cats/

Man Makes 24 Animal Sounds

[http://youtu.be/4EUobFfx-tU] We all know what the fox says, but do you know what Finnish comedian and voice actor Rudi Rok says? He sounds like the following two dozen animals: Dog Cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Man-Makes-24-Animal-Sounds/

Learning to Love Death: New Museum Takes a Walk on the Shadow Side

You may be familiar with the blog Morbid Anatomy, but now it’s much more than a blog. It has expanded into a library and a museum with a lecture hall. The Morbid Anatomy Museum is set to open in Brooklyn in May. Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Learning-to-Love-Death-New-Museum-Takes-a-Walk-on-the-Shadow-Side/

IKEA-Style Guillotine

(Photo: Paddle8)Sure, we'd all like to have a sturdy, permanent guillotine in the home. We'd all like to have a high-qualty piece of craftsmanship that we can pass on to our children. But if you're just getting started--...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/IKEA-Style-Guillotine/

Les Pyramides d'Égypte

[http://vimeo.com/91973305] (vimeo link)There are more ancient Egyptian secrets than we can imagine waiting to be discovered underneath the sands of time. If only we could find the remote control! This video from Kheops...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Les-Pyramides-dgypte/

The Magical Miniature World Of Snails

Snails are generally seen as garden pests, crunchy sidewalk debris and potential escargot, but if we could see the world from a snail's point of view we would discover a miniature world full of natural wonder, beautiful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/The-Magical-Miniature-World-Of-Snails/

The Vietnam War Draft Lottery

During the Vietnam War, the prospect of being drafted was an overwhelming part of being a young man. From 1969 to 1972, drafts were determined by lottery. Birth dates were drawn to see who would be called up first. The l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/The-Vietnam-War-Draft-Lottery/

First Instagram From Space is a Selfie (with this NeatoShop Artist's Shirt)

If you're sending the very first Instagram selfie from space, it better be epic! NASA astronaut Steve Swanson did just that ... with a neat T-shirt design to boot! Swanson posed in front of the space stat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/First-Instagram-From-Space-is-a-Selfie-with-This-NeatoShop-Shirt/

The Trio Fantastique - A Robot Band From The 1950s

Once upon the 1950s there was a robot band who rocked the rivets off the competition for only a nickel a song, a band called the Trio Fantastique who were created and managed by a mad scientist engineer named Zenon Spech...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/The-Trio-Fantastique-A-Robot-Band-From-The-1950s/

Does a Bear Fall in the Woods?

[http://youtu.be/dlClq8vj5vA] (YouTube link)Animal welfare officials were called when a bear was spotted 30 feet up in a tree in Panama City, Florida. The 250-pound bear was shot with a tranquilizer gun. To catch the fal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Does-a-Bear-Fall-in-the-Woods/

My Web Slinging Neighbor

My Friendly Neighbor by RuwahWhy, hello neighbor! I'm just swingin' by to tell you about this amazing My Friendly Neighbor t-shirt by Ruwah! You'd have to be a webhead not to appreciate this colorful crossover, and it's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/My-Web-Slinging-Neighbor/

Add Some Burliness to Your Office Work with This Wheelbarrow Chair

Two German designers, Sascha Urban and Dorothea Wirwall, developed this chair. They call it the “Loungebarrow.” It’s a wheelbarrow with a plywood cover. A comfortable padded chair and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Add-Some-Burliness-to-Your-Office-Work-with-This-Wheelbarrow-Chair/

28 Birthday Traditions From Around the World

[http://youtu.be/IWLGvaeDAlU] (YouTube link)Since the mental_floss YouTube series a year old now, John Green is celebrating by examining birthday traditions around the world in this week’s mental_floss video. We ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/28-Birthday-Traditions-From-Around-the-World/

Garfield Invades Calvin & Hobbes and Dilbert

In a 3-part series, cartoonist Andy Pandy imagines Garfield crossing the funny pages in the newspaper to visit other comic strips. I guess that he's getting a little bored with life in Jon's home.The 5,322nd Garfield col...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Garfield-Invades-Calvin-Hobbes-and-Dilbert/

Orbital Mechanics

 Who says video games aren’t educational? This low-key endorsement from Randall Munroe at xkcd (who is a former NASA roboticist) will probably do more for the game Kerbal Space Program than al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Orbital-Mechanics/

Cheap Wine Reviewed By An Irish Brewmaster

(Video Link)People who choose to drink cheap wines like Boone's Farm and Franzia typically do so for one reason- the price. They’re not picky about the flavor notes, or the aftertaste, or the aroma- che...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Cheap-Wine-Reviewed-By-An-Irish-Brewmaster/

It’s Not Nice to Mock Dear Leader

Mo Nabbach manages the M&M Hair Academy in London, England. After the story circulated about Kim Jong-un mandating that male North Korean students wear his haircut, Nabbach posted a sign outside his salon featuring a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Its-Not-Nice-to-Mock-Dear-Leader/

The Most Frustrating Moments In Video Games

(Video Link)Video games can be downright frustrating at times, especially old school games that rely on precision button mashing and level pattern memorization.A gamer’s rage cannot easily be suppressed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/The-Most-Frustrating-Moments-In-Video-Games/

Steve Talkowski’s Cute Robots

Steve Talkowski made these robot images for an art challenge called March of Robots. They sure look like toys or models, don’t they? You feel as if you could reach out and touch them! But the robots are images, wel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Steve-Talkowskis-Cute-Robots/

Photos Of Famous Landmarks Tell A Different Story When Zoomed Out

Have you ever noticed that famous landmarks always seem to look good in photographs?You’d think the Taj Mahal was in the middle of a fantasy kingdom when you see it in photos, but zoom out a bit and show the surrou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Photos-Of-Famous-Landmarks-Tell-A-Different-Story-When-Zoomed-Out/

Playing Jenga with Heavy Equipment

[http://youtu.be/DWc8dUl7Xfo] (YouTube link)One surefire way to get the internet’s attention is to take something that was already fun and make it so big that someone could get hurt. In this case, it&rsquo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Playing-Jenga-with-Heavy-Equipment/

Titan Pilots Training...Complete!

Titan Pilot Training by adho1982You've completed your training, you're ready to hit the battlefield in your Titan armor and blow away the competition, so celebrate your first steps onto a brave new world with th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Titan-Pilots-TrainingComplete/

The Saunalautta Can Make Your Summer Vacation Epic

When you think summer, you probably think about sun, surf, relaxation and good grilling weather, but you might not think about throwing saunas into the mix -unless you're Finnish that is. That's because the Fins have a b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/The-Saunalautta-Can-Make-Your-Summer-Vacation-Epic/

15 Facts You Might Not Know about Murder, She Wrote

Jessica Fletcher, a widow in a small town in Maine, writes murder mystery novels. Everywhere she goes, people are murdered. When she visits friends and relatives, people are murdered. But the quick-minded Mrs. Fletcher a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/15-Facts-You-Might-Not-Know-about-Murder-She-Wrote/

Make Your Own Marshmallow Peeps

Sure, it’s easier to buy marshmallow Peeps at the store, but you might not see them for a long time after Easter. The advantages of making your own are that you control the color and the flavor, and what t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Make-Your-Own-Marshmallow-Peeps/

Cue Cards To Help Start Or Stop Conversations With Hipsters

Poor hipsters, you get picked on by the interwebs for your “unique” fashion sense, famous folks like Spike Lee don’t want you moving into their neighborhoods, and now people aren’t even sure how t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/16/Cue-Cards-To-Help-Start-Or-Stop-Conversations-With-Hipsters/










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