Archive for April 30th, 2014

Zac Benedict's Sharp Star Wars Woodcuts

Zac Benedict is an artist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He works in leather and wood and lets tattoo artists work on him. Many of his painted woodcuts have classic Star Wars themes.-via Ka-c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Zac-Benedicts-Sharp-Star-Wars-Woodcuts/

Please Use This Song

[http://youtu.be/PuQt9N4Dsok] (YouTube link)Jon Lajoie (previously at Neatorama) wrote a little song you can use in your TV ads. It will sell anything, but he’s mainly aiming to sell the song itself. See, there&rsq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Please-Use-This-Song/

Girl Trains a Cow to Jump Like a Horse

(Photo: Associated Press)Somehow I missed this fantastic story when it came out three years ago. A 2011 report in Spiegel describes Luna, a cow that can be ridden like a horse. Teenager Regina M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Girl-Trains-a-Cow-to-Jump-Like-a-Horse/

Jean-Claude Van Damme Versus Tobias Funke

(Video Link)Jean Claude Van Damme is an actor and badass martial artist who can do the splits in the most epic ways possible. Tobias Onyango Funke is an Analrapist, wanna-be Blue Man and one heck of a husband...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Jean-Claude-Van-Damme-Versus-Tobias-Funke/

Watch This Motorcyclist Help an Old Man across the Street

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYveDEem5VA](Video Link)In Russia, motorcyclists, like car drivers, have to drive with cameras. This rider had a helmet-mounted camera turned on when he saw an old man trying to cross a ve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Watch-This-Motorcyclist-Help-an-Old-Man-across-the-Street/

Whatever Happened to Miss Cleo?

If you are old enough, you surely remember the Psychic Friends Network and their spokeswoman Miss Cleo. She was all over your TV in the ‘90s.Born Youree Dell Harris, Cleo was the ostensibly Jamaican frontwoman for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Whatever-Happened-to-Miss-Cleo/

Gonzo Journalism - You're Now Entering Puppet Country

Gonzo Journalism by Thomas OrrowIt takes a real weirdo to work as a journalist, but when you've got a truly unique perspective on life it's time to pack up your typewriter, and your trusty chicken, and hit the road- pup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Gonzo-Journalism-Youre-Now-Entering-Puppet-Country/

In Japan, Boyfriends and Girlfriends Can Declare Their Love with Government Forms

(Photo: Lachlan Hardy)Japan is deeply concerned about its declining birthrate. The government would like to encourage people to get married and produce babies. So going beyond a marriage certificate, the government has c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/In-Japan-Boyfriends-and-Girlfriends-Can-Declare-Their-Love-with-Government-Forms/

The Ballad of Sniffer and Tinni

[http://youtu.be/MkYljPXqVoc] (YouTube link)It's a real life Disney movie! Sniffer the fox and and Tinni the dog are real life best friends living in a forest in Norway. Tinni’s owner, photographer Torgeir Berge, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/The-Ballad-of-Sniffer-and-Tinni/

MMA Fighter Saves Dolphin's Life While On Vacation

MMA fighters are trained to take their opponents apart with their bare hands, and any one of them would make one heck of a human killing machine, but that doesn’t mean they do harm wherever they go.In fact, one par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/MMA-Fighter-Saves-Dolphins-Life-While-On-Vacation/

Turn Your Phone 90 Degrees

[http://youtu.be/AqHZJe6306k] (YouTube link)Here’s a sweet little song by IFHT about correcting a pet peeve of the internet generation. Honestly, I spend a big part of my day watching videos and deciding which ones...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Turn-Your-Phone-90-Degrees/

An Edible Business Card Made From Coca Leaf

(Video Link)The war on drugs has applied an unfair stigma to the coca leaf due to its connection to cocaine, but in high altitude cities like Cuzco, Peru chewing coca leaves is a necessary part of life, and can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/An-Edible-Business-Card-Made-From-Coca-Leaf/

32 Car Name Meanings

[http://youtu.be/dNzC7HxmzD8] (YouTube link)Toyota was named after the company founder, but Hyundai is not -it’s a word that had its own meaning. Car names from other languages need to be explained, but American ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/32-Car-Name-Meanings/

Frozen-Inspired Prom Dress

JoEllen Elam makes extraordinary custom dresses and costumes. We've previously seen a wedding gown that she made for a belly dancer. This marvel is a prom dress that a father commissioned for his clearly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Frozen-Inspired-Prom-Dress/

Optimus Time

This kid has it all: He can change his shape like a Transformer, and travel through time like Doctor Who in his TARDIS. It’s a mashup anyone can appreciate! Redditor toolofthedevil posted this picture*/stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Optimus-Time/

The Amazing Spider-Man Parkour

(Video Link)Spider-Man is so awesome to watch in action that he has the word amazing worked right into his book's title, but what does that wisecracking web-head do when he runs out of web fluid and needs to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/The-Amazing-Spider-Man-Parkour/

Relics of Technology

I have one of these! Actually, I have two. And I think they may still be in the basement somewhere. Award-winning photographer Jim Golden presents a photo series entitled Relics of Technology. He was ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Relics-of-Technology/

BraveStarr - An Intergalactic Cartoon Classic!

BraveStarr by Russ JerichoEyes of the Hawk. Ears of the Wolf. Strength of the Bear. Speed of the Puma. Galactic Marshall Starr has them all, and his adventures in law enforcement are legendary among the intergalactic ci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/BraveStarr-An-Intergalactic-Cartoon-Classic/

Motorcycle + Swing = Backyard Daredevil

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9AVUgTBupM](Video Link)You don't need fancy training and expensive equipment to secure hefty medical bills. All you need is a motorbike, a tree, and two ropes. Just make sure that your wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Motorcycle-Swing-Backyard-Daredevil/

Humble Beginnings

Maryanna had high aspirations when she was four years old. Her older sister kept this preschool document because she knew it would be meaningful someday. And when Maryanna recently received her acceptanc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Humble-Beginnings/

Improv Everywhere's Strange Mannequin Mob

(Video Link)The benefit of flash mobbing a location with choreographed dance routines for the sake of viral video creation is debatable, but a mob that takes over a department store to pose as mannequins and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Improv-Everywheres-Mannequin-Mob/

Overachieving

You may laugh because there are so many who would consider a B+ to be something to celebrate. And the character doesn’t necessarily have to be a product of a “Tiger Mom” to have such high expectations o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Overachieving/

3 Fencing Masters vs. 50 Amateur Opponents

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgKg0Hc7YIA](Video Link)Assuming that this video is labeled correctly, we see three Olympic fencing masters taking on fifty opponents simultaneously. Right from the beginning, the three wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/3-Fencing-Masters-vs-50-Amateur-Opponents/

Flaws Only A Protagonist Could Have

Many authors treat their main characters as the ideal, the person we all dream of being. It’s as if the tiniest flaw would turn the reader off, but at the same time, any character must have the appearance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Flaws-Only-A-Protagonist-Could-Have/

The Ultimate In Geeky Seating (You Can Even Make It At Home)

Tired of not having an Iron Throne of your own but don't have $30,000 to buy the official HBO replica? Well now you can make your own for a fraction of the cost -and the design will be infinately more comfortable as it i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/The-Ultimate-In-Geeky-Seating-You-Can-Even-Make-It-At-Home/

The 2013 Ig Nobel Acceptance Speeches

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.Here are the acceptance speeches given by the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize winners. A few exceeded the one-minute time limit, a fact that was kindly brought to th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/The-2013-Ig-Nobel-Acceptance-Speeches/

Peril-Sensitive Sunglasses Block Stuff That Freaks You Out

Some things are just scary, such as snakes, meetings with the boss, muggers, and going on a first date. Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, foretold the development of a tec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Peril-Sensitive-Sunglasses-Block-Stuff-That-Freaks-You-Out/

Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos

(Video Link)Tiny food items are cute, tiny hamsters are oh so cute, but when you see a tiny hamster chowing down on a tiny burrito your heart may not be able to handle all the cuteness!The hamster in this ado...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Tiny-Hamsters-Eating-Tiny-Burritos/

Tim's Movies - The Stuff Stop Motion Dreams Are Made Of

Tim's Movies by Yolanda MartínezThere once was a guy named Tim, his movies were all rather grim, he loved to spread fright and the smile of delight, and no one makes movies like him!Mr. Burton's movies are classi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/Tims-Movies-The-Stuff-Stop-Motion-Dreams-Are-Made-Of/

This Is a Bird Nest Made of Coat Hangers

(Photo: Brian G. Kennedy)You've got to adapt to survive and the Jungle Crow is a survivor. Amusing Planet reports that many of these birds live in Fukuoka City, Japan. They're open minded about building materials. Some f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/30/This-Is-a-Bird-Nest-Made-of-Coat-Hangers/




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