Archive for April 25th, 2014

Redneck Rocketry

[http://youtu.be/zW638UVnIQY] (YouTube link)What is going on here? Looks like plenty of fun ...when you’re not in the line of fire. Not only are there explosions and barrels flying skyward, but, you know what they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Redneck-Rocketry/

Knitted Food That Looks Good Enough to Eat

(Photos: David Sykes)Jessica Dance is a model maker and prop builder in London. She can make just about anything that involves fabric. Her entire gallery is worth exploring, but I'm particularly enamored...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Knitted-Food-That-Looks-Good-Enough-to-Eat/

Old Files

This is exactly what my computer looks like. I have backups of things that are so old that the software to open them no longer exists. The things I trash turn out to have multiple copies. I don’t know how many half...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Old-Files/

How to Make Spam Fries

Would you like some Spam? We prepare it in a wide variety of ways. Today, we're offering it as fries. Brandi Malloy of Pop Sugar shows us how to make it in an instructional video, as well as tells us tri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/How-to-Make-Spam-Fries/

Meet Street Art Pioneer Dan Witz

(Video Link)The name Dan Witz may be unknown to those who think street art begins and ends with Banksy and Shepard Fairey, but his outlaw artworks paved the way for the fame enjoyed by many today, fame which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Meet-Street-Art-Pioneer-Dan-Witz/

Map of American Stereotypes

We all have our preconceived notions about people who come from the various states of the U.S., but do people from other countries? Buzzfeed asked the staff of its UK office what comes to mind when they think of various...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Map-of-American-Stereotypes/

A Potato's Ambitions

(Image: Devin Bosco Le)Don't be judgmental, little spud. There are lots of ways that you can contribute to the world. Your dad's way makes just as many people happy as your uncle's.webcomic, According to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/A-Potatos-Ambitions/

Amazing Photo: How to Move a Mining Truck

How do you move a mining truck? Remember the rule: lift with your legs, not your back. Also: use another truck. Mercedes-Benz tweeted this image of one of its semis moving a mining vehicle.-via ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Amazing-Photo-How-to-Move-a-Mining-Truck/

Who Is That Classic Cartoon Cutie?

Vintage Who by Nora EverglaWho is this doctor of time and space, this sonic screwdriver wielding problem solver with a classic look? Who indeed! He's so classic he doesn't need a name, and although he likes to strike po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Who-Is-That-Classic-Cartoon-Cutie/

Dog Has a Peculiar Snore

[http://youtu.be/Yvjk6nF1mmg] (YouTube link)You recall the ominous sound that was used in the Inception trailer (and many other trailers afterward)? If you don’t, push this button. Now listen to this dog s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Dog-Has-a-Peculiar-Snore/

The Finest New Whisky in the World Is Made in a Shed under a Bridge in Waco, Texas

(Photo: Forbes)The town of Waco, Texas gave birth to the great soft drink Dr Pepper. But that is not the end of Waco's beverage innovations. In a rusty shed beneath a bridge overpass, you can find Chip Tate, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/The-Finest-New-Whisky-in-the-World-Is-Made-in-a-Shed-under-a-Bridge-in-Waco-Texas/

The Most and Least Expensive States to Live In

When my last radio job ended, I contemplated moving to a metropolitan area to restart my career. After crunching the numbers, it turns out I would be financially better off living in Kentucky with no job at all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/The-Most-and-Least-Expensive-States-to-Live-In/

India's First Motion-Capture 3D Film Is A Colorful Trainwreck

(Video Link)CGI animation is looking really good these days, and digital animators have a helping hand in the creative process thanks to motion capture technology, which allows actors to play the roles of CGI c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Indias-First-Motion-Capture-3D-Film-Is-A-Colorful-Trainwreck/

Man Breaks out of Prison to Escape Incessant Rap Music

Robert Stevens, 58, is serving a six and a half year sentence for robbery. He was at a prison in Tortworth, South Gloucestershire, which apparently subjects inmates to constant torture, often at the hands of other prison...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Man-Breaks-out-of-Prison-to-Escape-Incessant-Rap-Music/

Anti-Bullying Messages

[http://youtu.be/AqVfoZdYaDQ] (YouTube link)I’m not sure what to think about this PSA from VH1. The kids who are victimized by bullies as children dream of growing up and being just as cruel in adulthood. Well, may...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Anti-Bullying-Messages/

How Hollywood Rebuilt the Male Body

On the left is Sean Connery in the 1974 movie Zardoz. On the right is the Hugh Jackman in the 2013 movie The Wolverine. Physically, there's a lot of difference. In years past, actors could do some casua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/How-Hollywood-Rebuilt-the-Male-Body/

The Starving, Naked, Hysterical Mind of Allen Ginsberg

How a schizophrenic mother and a burgeoning FBI file shaped America’s most dangerous poet. (Image credit: Engramma.it)Depending on who you ask, Allen Ginsberg was a songwriter, a photographer, a political...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/The-Starving-Naked-Hysterical-Mind-of-Allen-Ginsberg/

Fly The Friendly Skies With Uniform Freak

Airline stewards and stewardesses may not be your favorite part of flying the friendly skies, but their uniforms make the whole experience feel like an amusement park ride, and over the years they’ve worn some craz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Fly-The-Friendly-Skies-Of-Uniform-Freak/

Anzac Day

(Image credt: ciaranhandy) April 25th is Anzac Day, a day to remember those who gave their lives in war, observed in Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, and Tonga. ANZAC is an acronym for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Anzac-Day/

The Art Of Chemistry

M.C. Heisenberg by Scott NeilsonIn-between brewing up batches of blue crystals Mr. White liked to use his spare time to hone his drawing skills, and by the time he'd built a drug empire he had also become one heck of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/The-Art-Of-Chemistry/

Beautiful Iron Man Stained Glass Window

Tom Moloney's stained glass image of Iron Man is particularly striking because of its excellent use of lines to convey motion. It's professional quality, which is what we should expect from a professiona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Beautiful-Iron-Man-Stained-Glass-Window/

You’re Going to be a Grandpa

[http://youtu.be/q2sM7tzILeE] (YouTube link)Jessica Hickey is an only child, and her father has been a widower for twenty years. Since she got married, he’s wanted a grandchild, and the moment finally came to break...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Youre-Going-to-be-a-Grandpa/

Andy Warhol's Digital Artworks Discovered On Floppy Disks From 1985

Andy Warhol's exploration of new styles and techniques inspired many artists throughout his career, and he kept on breaking new artistic ground until his untimely death in 1987.In 1985 Warhol was approached by Commodore...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Andy-Warhols-Digital-Artworks-Discovered-On-Floppy-Disks-From-1985/

Name of the Year Winner

The Name of the Year tournament used to happen somewhere around March Madness time, but in recent years has been scheduled whenever they get ready. And now, the 2014 tournament has wrapped and the winner is… Shamu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Name-of-the-Year-Winner/

20 Ways to Make Your Home a Little Greener

With Earth Day on Tuesday and today being Arbor Day, there's never been a better excuse to think about the environment and how you impact it. That's why over on Homes and Hues, we compiled a great list of some of the sim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/20-Ways-to-Make-Your-Home-a-Little-Greener/

What If Forrest Gump Was Directed By Wes Anderson?

(Video Link)Forrest Gump is one of those polarizing films that some people love and others find extremely cheesy. Wes Anderson films are similarly polarizing, with anti-Andersonites always picking fights with th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/What-If-Forrest-Gump-Was-Directed-By-Wes-Anderson/

Over 60 Amazing WonderCon Cosplay Pictures

Last weekend was WonderCon, the San Diego Comic Con's sister convention. I made the trip out to Anaheim to check out the event, especially the cosplay and I must say, I wasn't disappointed.If you like these, don't m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/60-Amazing-WonderCon-Cosplay-Pictures/

Baby Dinosaur Robot

[http://youtu.be/FcWpJq-4VuQ] (YouTube link)Meet Boomer, a new robot dinosaur toy. This is a prototype, offered for comment at reddit. One of the creators, neverben, says,It's actually going to be better than this. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Baby-Dinosaur-Robot/

The Woman in This Photo Is at Her Own Funeral

(Photo: Matthew Hinton/The Advocate)Mickey Easterling had a larger than life personality. That hasn't changed a bit since she died last week. She was a philanthropist and bon vivant known throughout New Orleans....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/The-Woman-in-This-Photo-Is-at-Her-Own-Funeral/

Inside Homer’s Body

[http://youtu.be/1Ol7zhnpBY0] (YouTube link)The couch gag for this week’s episode of The Simpsons goes deep inside Homer. His body, that is. It’s scary down there! The segment was directed by Michael Socha an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/25/Inside-Homers-Body/




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