Archive for April 27th, 2014

This Man Is Building a Roller Coaster in His Backyard

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaJDyvLVj4Q](Video Link)Will Pemble and his son Lyle love to visit amusement parks. One day, while returning home from one of those adventures, Lyle asked, "Why don’t we build our ow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/This-Man-Is-Building-a-Roller-Coaster-in-His-Backyard/

Patrick Stewart on Sci-Fi and Robots

The May issue of Smithsonian magazine has an interview with Sir Patrick Stewart, in which he talks about Star Trek, science fiction, and the rights of robots, in addition to the usual questions about acting. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Patrick-Stewart-on-Sci-Fi-and-Robots/

Albatrosses Have a 0% Divorce Rate

(Photo: Haplochromis)99% of flamingo couples split up. 67% of piping plover couples separate. But according to ornithologist Jeffrey Black, albatross couples never divorce while 1 partner is still alive.That's his conclu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Albatrosses-Have-a-0-Divorce-Rate/

Frasier's Celebrity Callers

[http://youtu.be/dNPrlVXeuEA] (YouTube link)The TV sitcom Frazier ran from 1993-2004. Frazier Crane was a psychiatrist with a radio show featuring call-ins. The people that called in were often celebrity voices...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Frasiers-Celebrity-Callers/

Star Wars Creature Pancakes

The great pancake artist Nathan Shields (whose work we've featured extensively) is back in his kitchen, now working from a geeky theme. Here are his pancakes showing several non-human creatures from Star Wars...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Star-Wars-Creature-Pancakes/

Victorian House Painted to Resemble House in Up

They have young children who love the movie Up, so when this family bought a Victorian house in Santa Clara, California, they painted it various pastel colors like the house in the movie. Some of the neighbors h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Victorian-House-Painted-to-Resemble-House-in-Up/

The Lost Art Of The Gaudy VHS Cover

As media becomes increasingly digitized there’s one thing which will be sorely missed by fans- the cover art. VHS covers were a wonder to behold as you strolled down the aisles of the video store, and even though m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/The-Lost-Art-Of-The-Gaudy-VHS-Cover/

Building the Perfect Painkiller

How to treat pain without feeding the drug abuse trade? So far, opium and its derivatives are still unequalled in their capacity to relieve pain. But the drug’s effects are addictive to some people, which has grown...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Building-the-Perfect-Painkiller/

Time-Lapse Video: A Bridge Sliding 55 Feet

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4f_1uC0iXc](Video Link)The Milton-Madison Bridge stretches across the Ohio River. The 0.6 mile long structure connects Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana. It was built in 1929. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Time-Lapse-Video-A-Bridge-Sliding-55-Feet/

The Hobbit Sequel Title Generator

Lord of the Rings, which was a rather long book trilogy, generated three rather long movies. The prequel, The Hobbit, was a very short book which has generated three rather long movies. And if they deci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/The-Hobbit-Sequel-Title-Generator/

A Bowl Designed to Help Disabled People Eat

Ryan Kirkpatrick, an industrial designer in Sydney, Australia, developed the Scoop Bowl. The design is simple but clever. It assumes that a user is attempting to eat with one hand or has limited muscular...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/A-Bowl-Designed-to-Help-Disabled-People-Eat/

Curious Alice

[http://youtu.be/f1fc-h018Uo] (YouTube link) Curious Alice is a 1971 anti-drug film produced by the National Institute for Mental Health. It relates the tale of Alice in Wonderland to drug abus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Curious-Alice/

20 Fascinating Facts About The Super Mario Bros

Those Bros sure know how to party, what with all the mushrooms, blocks breaking and wild animal shaped costumes, it’s no wonder they're the stars of one of the most celebrated franchises in the history of video gam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/20-Fascinating-Facts-About-The-Super-Mario-Bros/

Not Gonna Lie

This exchange reminds us of so many blog posts and comment threads that we can all relate. I can think of a couple right here at Neatorama that fit this diagram perfectly. The same thing happens at thousands of websites...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Not-Gonna-Lie/

These Rich Jerks Can't Live Without Their Hulk Hands

(Video Link)These yacht riding, top shelf booze guzzling, captain hat sporting, rich jerks in this hilarious music video love wearing Hulk hands.They feel naked without their favorite green foam accessories, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/These-Rich-Jerks-Cant-Live-Without-Their-Hulk-Hands/

Tomato and Carrot Ice Cream

Hãagen-Dazs is introducing two new ice cream flavors in Japan: tomato and carrot. The ice cream will be sold under the name SpoonVege beginning May 12. A rough Google translation from the product page:" Cherry tom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Tomato-and-Carrot-Ice-Cream/

Amazing Pool Trick Shots

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqziQX7eEv0](Video Link)Florian Kohler didn't play pool until he received a miniature pool table as a gift for his eighteenth birthday. Since then, he's become an incredible pool trick art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Amazing-Pool-Trick-Shots/

A Mission to Find Jack's Keys from 1943

Redditor pete_w35 visited the site of a World War II POW camp in Greece. He had a particular mission.My grandfather (still living at 91) was an Australian POW in WW2. He was captured in Greece and spent the war in Torun,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/A-Mission-to-Find-his-Grandfathers-Keys/

Why Would You Work When You Have an Internet Connection?

(The Awkward Yeti/Nick Seluk)Look, it's not like the work isn't going to be there tomorrow. We'll just, like, work really hard and make up for it. Later. The pug video isn't going to be around forever, y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Why-Would-You-Work-When-You-Have-an-Internet-Connection/

Boyhood- A Film Featuring A Child Star Actually Growing Up

(Video Link)Many filmmakers feel the only way to show a character grow up during a movie is to actually shoot the film over a period long enough to allow the actor to age naturally, but this is generally not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Boyhood-Is-The-First-Film-To-Feature-A-Child-Star-Actually-Growing-Up/

Tis But A T-Shirt

Back in the Game by ManikxWhen the tis but a scratch routine wears thin, and you're having trouble hopping around on a torso with no limbs, maybe it's time to pay Seamus's Peg Shoppe a visit.Classic chivalrous cinematic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/Tis-But-A-T-Shirt/

The Guitdoorbell is a Guitar Mounted as a Doorbell

Dave Lynch owns a guitar workshop in Sacramento, California. One day, the bell on his front door broke off. Since he was in a guitar workshop, he made an appropriate replacement: a guitar mounted above the door.Over the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/27/The-GuitDoorbell-is-a-Guitar-Mounted-as-a-Doorbell/




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