Archive for April 23rd, 2014

The World's Longest Conveyor Belt is 61 Miles Long

(Photo: jbdodane)Western Sahara, a territory currently ruled by Morocco, looks like a desolate place. There's little vegetation, but there are substantial phosphate resources. Bou Craa, a mining town in the interior, ext...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/The-Worlds-Longest-Conveyor-Belt-is-61-Miles-Long/

Stinky Candles

Would you light a scented candle that boasts of car exhaust smell? How about gasoline, chlorine, body odor, or fish? There’s even one called “Rest Stop” that smells of urine! They’re all products...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Stinky-Candles/

50 Years Ago Today: The Only Losing No-Hitter Game in Baseball History

(Photo: cocicoco)The Major League Baseball team of Houston, Texas is the Astros. Before that team adopted its space-themed name, it was known as the Colt .45s. On April 23, 1964, pitcher Ken Johnson threw a no-hitter aga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/50-Years-Ago-Today-The-Only-Losing-No-Hitter-Game-in-Baseball-History/

New Art from Hanksy

We’ve brought you several posts on the art of Hanksy. The New York parody artist has been busy, bringing us more great pun art in several locations. These works have shown up in New York City, Portland, Oregon, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/New-Art-from-Hanksy/

Dog Gets Revenge on the Driver Who Ran Him Down

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K-zDK4wrI4](Video Link)Once again, we peer into the wonderful world of Russian dashboard camera video. Many Russian drivers keep them to protect themselves from insurance fraud, but we've...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Dog-Gets-Revenge-on-the-Driver-Who-Ran-Him-Down/

Empathy

Children aren’t born knowing empathy. Even if they were, it wouldn’t extend to putting someone else’s needs before theirs. That takes years of living -sometimes decades. And some people never g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Empathy/

Nikon Small World in Motion 2013 Winners

If you love the Nikon Small World Photomicrography competitions (featured many times previously on Neatorama), where scientists around the world submit their best and most intriguing micrographs, then you'll love this!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Nikon-Small-World-in-Motion-2013-Winners/

Lampposts Behaving Badly

The story begins, “Three anthropomorphic lampposts got drunk, and one fell down.” That’s what it looks like, at least. These lampposts are an art installation called The Way Things Are in Halif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Lampposts-Behaving-Badly/

Defendant Thinks Murder Tattoo Might Hurt His Case

Jeffrey Chapman’s trial on murder charges begins Monday in Benton County, Kansas. The crime occurred in 2011, and at this late date, Chapman is concerned that the jury may be prejudiced by the large tattoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Defendant-Thinks-Murder-Tattoo-Might-Hurt-His-Case/

My Neighbor The Moon

Neighbor's Moon by swissetteBy the light of that mystical moon your neighbor has come to pay you a visit, will you get on that odd cat shaped bus and join him for a grand adventure into imagination?Critters of all shape...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/My-Neighbor-The-Moon/

A Beautifully Weird Piano

(Photo: 1stdibs)This wonder is the PH Grand Piano, a wood and chromed steel instrument edged in brown leather. Poul Henningsen (1894-1967), a Danish furniture designer, developed it in 1931. Andreas Christensen, a piano...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/A-Beautifully-Weird-Piano/

23 Things You Didn’t Know About William Shakespeare on his 450th Birthday

Today is the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. Or at least as close as we'll ever know -his date of birth was not recorded, but his baptism three days later was. The playwright who contributed to muc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/23-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-William-Shakespeare-on-his-450th-Birthday/

Harry Potter Reimagined As A 1980s Cyberpunk Anime

(Video Link)Kids who grew up in the 80s didn’t have Harry Potter in their lives, but frankly they didn’t need the shrimpy spell flinger hanging around when they had Transformers, Dungeons & Dr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Harry-Potter-Reimagined-As-A-1980s-Cyberpunk-Anime/

Hornet’s Nest

Don’t freak out just yet. Redditor CountBubs’s dad hadn’t been in his shed for a couple of years. When he finally opened the door, he saw this hornet’s nest. Luckily, the hornets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Hornets-Nest/

Comedians Gather For A Space Jam Table Read

The Live Read of Space Jam with Blake Griffin from Seth Green (Video Link)Unless you're a diehard fan of both basketball and Bugs Bunny chances are Space Jam didn’t make its way onto your top ten movi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Comedians-Gather-For-A-Space-Jam-Table-Read/

12 Things You Might Not Know About The Goonies

Amid rumors of a sequel to the 1985 film The Goonies, let’s take a look back at the kids adventure based on a story by Steven Spielberg. It’s been 29 years, and both the cast and the audience have ag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/12-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-The-Goonies/

Amazing Treasure Planet Cosplay Of Captain Amelia

We have shared many fine examples of cartoon character cosplay over the years, but Ryoko Demon’s portrayal of Captain Amelia from the Disney animated feature Treasure Planet really takes the cake!Ryoko Dem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Amazing-Treasure-Planet-Cosplay-Of-Captain-Amelia/

18 Famous People Who Are Missing Body Parts

[http://youtu.be/KxmnWTdZQ6E] (YouTube link)April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Josh Sundquist tells us about famous people who are missing a body part or two that you may not be aware of in this week’s mental_flos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/18-Famous-People-Who-Are-Missing-Body-Parts/

A Mercedes El Camino

Ah, the 70s! It was a weird time to be alive. It was a decade in which you could wander through American society and constantly ask yourself, "What the heck is going on here?"The Chevrolet El Camino is an icon of that er...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/A-Mercedes-El-Camino/

Japan's Demented Real Life 'Truman Show'

(Video Link)(Video Link)There was a show which aired in Japan from 1998 to 2002 that made the Truman Show look like Romper Room, and attempted to answer the question- can one live only on winning prizes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Japans-Demented-Real-Life-Truman-Show/

This Cybernetic Fellow Is All Wound Up

Wind-up Cyberman by Gordon Brebner DesignsIf you ever receive a little cybernetic man shaped toy as a gift, whether it's a wind-up toy or not, you'd better ask for a gift receipt because that shiny little guy is a ticki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/This-Cybernetic-Fellow-Is-All-Wound-Up/

When You Do Something The Other Doesn’t Like

Has this ever happened to you? The caption for the comic at Doghouse Diaries says,This comic was created after performing a longitudinal study with a sample size of 2.Which highlights a scenario that hap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/When-You-Do-Something-The-Other-Doesnt-Like/

The Hive-Inn - Stacked Shipping Container Housing

It may seem like a strange idea to use stacks of shipping containers as hotel rooms or temporary housing, but this isn’t an idea conceived for the luxury set.Hong Kong based OVA Studio came up with the idea of usin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/The-Hive-Inn-Stacked-Shipping-Container-Housing/

That Time Cleveland Released 1.5 Million Balloons and Chaos Ensued

[http://youtu.be/q8oJaPeEP-8] (YouTube link)In 1986, volunteers in Cleveland inflated 1.5 million helium balloons to break the Guinness World Record and raise funds for the United Way. What could possibly go wrong? Despi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/That-Time-Cleveland-Released-15-Million-Balloons-and-Chaos-Ensued/

Can't Afford Roman Antiquities But Love the Style? Try These Instead

Rome was one heck of a civilization and there's no denying that they had great style. Unfortunately, most of us can't really go buy a real antiquity and the knock offs just look cheap. If you want something with style, c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Cant-Afford-Roman-Antiquities-But-Love-the-Style-Try-These-Instead/

Entropy in the List of Authors of Scientific Papers

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.These Russian scientists may all have contributed to one research paper.by Arne Lundberg, Department of Orthopaedics, CLINTEC, Karolinska In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Entropy-in-the-List-of-Authors-of-Scientific-Papers/

Artist Paints Her Face To Look Like Classic Album Covers

Artist and music lover Natalie Sharp discovered the Unknown Pleasures of painting her face to look like various album covers, and now she must Remain In The Light lest she be mistaken for a Veckatim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Artist-Paints-Face-To-Look-Like-Classic-Album-Covers/

Star Wars Mosaics Made of Tens of Thousands of Staples

James Haggerty is an artist who works in many different media. Among his more inventive projects are large mosaics of Star Wars characters that use tens of thousands of individual staples.Isn't that amazing? I'v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Star-Wars-Mosaics-Made-of-Tens-of-Thousands-of-Staples/

Bug Workout

[http://youtu.be/ZbIHK28Zl0M] (YouTube link)This insect (it looks like a katydid, but I may be wrong) keeps turning this thing over and over. What is it thinking? “Where’s the opening on this thing?” or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Bug-Workout/

Cinderella’s Pizza Dress is a Fairy Tale Come True

With the help of her Fairy Godchef, Cinderella’s dress turns into a marvel of cheese and pepperoni. The result is much tastier than the fabric original. Just make sure that it’s delivered before midnight or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/23/Cinderellas-Pizza-Dress-is-a-Fairy-Tale-Come-True/










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