Archive for April 28th, 2014

Seal Gets a Belly Rub

[http://youtu.be/_U-91r-57_c] (YouTube link)Jason Neilus took a GoPro camera on a diving expedition off the Farne Islands in the UK. These clips show that seals are definitely the dogs of the sea. They are curious, frien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Seal-Gets-a-Belly-Rub/

Electronic Shoe Insoles That Navigate for You

How many hours of the day is a computer screen in front of you? Wait, let’s change that question: how many hours--or minutes--of the day is a computer screen not in front of you?Dhairya Dand and Henry Holt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Electronic-Shoe-Insoles-That-Navigate-for-You/

Game of Thrones is Arrested Development

Dorkly has an article that details the similarities between the TV shows Game of Thrones and Arrested Development. There are certainly a lot of them. Is this one of those uncanny resemb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Game-of-Thrones-is-Arrested-Development/

Important Fact: Abraham Lincoln Did Not Have a Beard. He Had Whiskers.

The story goes that in October of 1860, an 11-year old girl wrote to Abraham Lincoln, then the Republican nominee for President of the United States. Young Grace Bedell of Westfield, New York urged the clean-shaven Mr. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Important-Fact-Abraham-Lincoln-Did-Not-Have-a-Beard-He-Had-Whiskers/

The 2014 Webby Awards

Congratulations to the 2014 Webby Award winners! There were a lot of categories, and each had both a Webby Award winner and a People’s Voice Award winner (based on internet votes). You can see all the winners at th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/The-2014-Webby-Awards/

Star Wars Fan vs. Harry Potter Fan

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N5KyjM5v0c](Video Link)One has a wand. The other has a lightsaber. Both are champions of their mystical traditions. Who will prevail? Watch this impressive short film by Danny Philippou t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Star-Wars-Fan-vs-Harry-Potter-Fan/

Moving Carriage Illusion

[http://youtu.be/B603UD7e2z0] (YouTube link)Here we get a look behind the scenes at how a Chinese movie production creates the effect of movement without movement, special effects, or computers. If this were a Hollywood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Moving-Carriage-Illusion/

Poptimus Prime Is the World's Largest Balloon Sculpture, Most Vulnerable Transformer

Balloon artist John Reid built this enormous balloon sculpture for the Salt Lake City Comic Con. I cannot verify his claim, but he says that it's the largest balloon sculpture ever built by a single pers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Poptimus-Prime-Is-the-Worlds-Largest-Balloon-Sculpture-Most-Vulnerable-Transformer/

How to Flatten a Hamster

[http://youtu.be/h-0HRs0FY2U] (YouTube link)Did you know that when a hamster is relaxed, it turns into pancake batter and flows out to the sides? YouTube member ghiblilover25 shows us how it’s done. Careful, or you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/How-to-Flatten-a-Hamster/

6 Connections Between John Wayne and James Arness

Anyone who loves Westerns, or is even familiar with them, would look at the title to this article and say, “Duh. They were probably in six movies together.” No, although they appeared in four movies together,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/6-Connections-Between-John-Wayne-and-James-Arness/

Synchronized Air Swimming

[http://youtu.be/l9asPfeAtvQ] (YouTube link)These 5th grade students came up with a clever entry for the talent show at W. A. Porter Elementary School in Hurst, Texas, earlier this month. You know they put a lot of pract...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Synchronized-Air-Swimming/

Walter Potter's Curious Victorian Taxidermy

Turning taxidermied animals into a compelling curiosity was Walter Potter’s specialty, and his wondrous animal creations allowed the once lively animals to play on for the rest of their afterlives.Walter Potter bec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Walter-Potters-Curious-Victorian-Taxidermy/

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

The Kentucky Derby, “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” is this coming Saturday. If you’re throwing a Derby party, you’ll want some traditional recipes based around mint juleps (like these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Kentucky-Derby-Party-Recipes/

Blackhawk Helicopter Turned Into World's Biggest R/C Vehicle

Some radio controlled vehicle fanatics feel the old adage "the bigger, the better" rings true in terms of their favorite hobby, but those fans of supersizing probably didn’t have a vehicle as large as a 5.2 ton Bla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Blackhawk-Helicopter-Turned-Into-Worlds-Biggest-RC-Vehicle/

The Barbershop Style

A curious case from the Weymouth and Dorchester areas of England raises the question of what constitutes discrimination in the haircutting business. Angela Sanchez wears a short man-style haircut that barbers do every da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/The-Barbershop-Style/

Incredible Animation Generated By Code That Fits On A Floppy Disk

(Video Link)As video game quality goes up so does the size of the assorted files needed to play the game, and video games have gone from a miniscule hundreds of kilobytes of data to file packages too big to f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Incredible-Animation-Generated-By-Code-That-Fits-On-A-Floppy-Disk/

Silly Rock Band Names Rendered In Pictures

The Spanish design group Tata & Friends created a set of 24 minimalist posters illustrating rock band names literally. The series is called Rock Band Icons. You may laugh, then you’ll get a strange feeling that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Silly-Rock-Band-Names-Rendered-In-Pictures/

Bay Area Graffiti - The Early Years

(Video Link)The Bay Area is home to Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose, three big cities that have been home to a vibrant street art scene since the early days of bombing trains and rocking end to end burners...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Bay-Area-Graffiti-The-Early-Years/

The Question of the Boba Fett Movie

We’ve heard that Disney is planning to release a new Star Wars movie every year, once they get the Lucasfilm franchise up and running. And we’ve heard that after the next trilogy, there will be a ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/The-Question-of-the-Boba-Fett-Movie/

Woman Makes Life-Sized Dolls Of Dead People, Poses Them Around Town

(Video Link)Commemoration of the deceased comes in many forms, from flowers on the site of their passing to murals painted in their honor to those memorial stickers you see on car windows, but one woman has made keeping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Woman-Makes-Life-Sized-Dolls-Of-Dead-People-Poses-Them-Around-Town/

There’s Soap in Your Mayonnaise!

The word “chemical” is often treated as a bad thing, as many commercial interests want you to reject “chemicals” and “go natural.” As if the natural world wasn’t made of chemical...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Theres-Soap-in-Your-Mayonnaise/

This Big Sur Home Has Views That Would Make Me Never Leave Home

I'm a bit of a homebody as is, but I can always motivate myself with the opportunity for a hike in the forest, since I simply love stunning natural settings. But if I lived in this incredible Big Sur home by Fougero...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/This-Big-Sur-Home-Has-Views-That-Would-Make-Me-Never-Leave-Home/

Film Noir And Animated Comedy Collide In This Fun Short Film

(Video Link)Film Noir and comedy are two genres that rarely play well together, but just like on a shrimp and peanut butter sandwich two totally different flavors can sometimes taste great together.Spotter is an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Film-Noir-And-Animated-Comedy-Collide-In-This-Fun-Short-Film/

The Toilet that Sank the U-1206

The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.The submarine may never be as famous as the Titanic, but the uncanny story of how -and why- it sank has earned it a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/The-Toilet-that-Sank-the-U-1206/

Infomercial Actors Pretending To Be Terrible At Routine Tasks

(Video Link)Why can't those unbelievably bad actors in infomercials ever seem to perform even the most mundane tasks without the help of some fancy newfangled product?Is it because working as a product shill ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Infomercial-Actors-Pretending-To-Be-Terrible-At-Routine-Tasks/

Talking Parakeet

[http://youtu.be/TpGbx4fxogE] (YouTube link)Take notice of what you say to your parakeet; it may end up saying it back to you. It’s not easy to teach a parakeet to talk, but this one picked up the sweetness and bab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Talking-Parakeet/

The Perfect Couple

Who would be the perfect match for Elsa, the Snow Queen of the Disney movie Frozen? Maybe a video game character! Here she is with Sub-Zero from the game Mortal Kombat. They could turn two cold characters into a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/The-Perfect-Couple/

Peter Pan

[http://vimeo.com/71502546] (vimeo link)This short film by Nicolas Duval explores the origin of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. It is based on the graphic novel Peter Pan by Regis Loisel. Peter’s story is kin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Peter-Pan/

Monty Python’s Last Show to be Broadcast Around the World

When the five surviving members of Monty Python decided to do a live show together, they had no idea what a big deal it would be. The sole show sold out in 44 seconds! So they added more shows, which quickly sold out. As...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Monty-Pythons-Last-Show-to-be-Broadcast-Around-the-World/
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