Archive for May 1st, 2014

Jim Henson's Advice in Cartoon Form

Gavin Aung Than is the cartoonist behind Zen Pencils. He illustrates inspirational speeches and writings of famous people. We've previously seen him show the meditations of Neil Gaiman and Taylor Mali.Recently, Than has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Jim-Hensons-Advice-in-Cartoon-Form/

Manatee Drinking Water

[http://youtu.be/O-74dQpydZ8] (YouTube link)What you are seeing here is just the end of the manatee’s snout, and it’s really strange-looking. He (or she) is enjoying a stream of fish-flavored water from a fis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Manatee-Drinking-Water/

Man Lets Elderly Woman Trapped in Elevator Sit on Him

(Photo: College Hunks Hauling Junk)College Hunks Hauling Junk is a moving company based in Tampa, Florida. While on the job, employee Cesar Larios found himself in a stuck elevator. This caused great concern to an elderl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Man-Lets-Elderly-Woman-Trapped-in-Elevator-Sit-on-Him/

Death Star Gown

Step aside, Boba Fett in a ball gown- Here’s a Death Star in formalwear! The Badlands Garrison of the 501st Legion Tweeted this picture taken at their booth at the Calgary Expo. It was quite a hit! The maker (and m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Death-Star-Gown/

Man Asks Reporter out on a Date on Live TV in front of a Wildfire

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEwF27TjU6M](Video Link)A wildfire is raging near Los Angeles. The sky near your home is filled with smoke. Firefighters are trying to prevent your neighborhood from burning down. There ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Man-Asks-Reporter-out-on-a-Date-on-Live-TV-in-front-of-a-Wildfire/

Game Of Time And Space - The Doctor And The Throne

Game of Time and Space by Crumblin' CookieLost in space and time, dropped onto the surface of a remote alien planet, the fantasy friends collided with the world of sci-fi in a big way...and prepared to meet their doom....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Game-Of-Time-And-Space-The-Doctor-And-The-Throne/

Map: Who Wants to Move Out of State Right Now?

If you live in Oregon, Maine, New Hampshire, Montana, Hawaii, or (naturally) Texas, it's not likely that you want to move out of state. But if you live in Illinois, Maryland, or Connecticut, there's a good chance that yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Map-Who-Wants-to-Move-Out-of-State-Right-Now/

Crocodile Chop

[http://youtu.be/J4cGqu2_GQQ] (YouTube link)Neil Cicierega mashed up “Chop Suey” by System of a Down with Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock.” They work really well together, although I must admit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Crocodile-Chop/

Juan Sánchez Castillo's Makeup Landscapes

Photographer Juan Sánchez Castillo calls his new series "Making It Up." He used specialized makeup and human miniatures to create active landscapes on a model. With the right staging, her face became a world...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Juan-Snchez-Castillos-Makeup-Landscapes/

Agloe, New York: The Town That Never Was

Last week, Google Maps took an entire town away. Wiped it off the map. Does Google have the power to do that? No, it was just correcting a mistake that has been copied and perpetuated for 90 years. The community of Agloe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Agloe-New-York-The-Town-That-Never-Was/

The Ten Most Bizarre Theories About Why The Dinosaurs Went Extinct

It’s one of the most enduring mysteries in the history of planet Earth, and because we still haven’t totally figured out what killed off the dinosaurs people love to come up with far out explanations of what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/The-Ten-Most-Bizarre-Theories-About-Why-The-Dinosaurs-Went-Extinct/

Cat and Vibraphone

[http://youtu.be/mV6lkoB3wRw] (YouTube link)Check this out -a cat video with a professional performance soundtrack! Musician Tim Collins is trying to practice playing the vibraphone. His cat had other ideas. “It&rs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Cat-and-Vibraphone/

Using a Foreign Language Affects Your Ethical Reasoning

(Photo: Elliott Brown)You're standing on a footbridge overlooking a train track. A train is coming down that track. It is about to hit and kill five people.A very heavy man is also on the bridge. If you push him off the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Using-a-Foreign-Language-Affects-Your-Ethical-Reasoning/

U.S. Marines Watch Frozen

[https://youtu.be/nWnGwj9s-Fk] (YouTube link) What is it about “Let It Go” that makes Marines go nuts? They get more and more excited as the song goes on, and explode in delight at about 2:20 in. The vid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/US-Marines-Watch-Frozen/

This Is What Disneyland Looked Like Back In The Day

(Image Via Hiving Out)(Image Via Disney Parks Blog)(Image Via Pinterest)Disneyland has undergone many changes since Walt first opened the gates back in 1955, and even though the lands, and the costumed characters that in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/This-Is-What-Disneyland-Looked-Like-Back-In-The-Day/

The Simpsons LEGO Episode: “Brick Like Me”

[http://youtu.be/AYGSpOfIr9Y] (YouTube link)Simpsons fans have been waiting patiently for the LEGO-themed episode of the animated sitcom to be aired this Sunday, May 4th. Entitled “Brick Like Me,” th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/The-Simpsons-LEGO-Episode-Brick-Like-Me/

Despicable Twins - The Return Of Slave Girl Style

Despicable Twins by djkopetWhen you're a little, pill-shaped minion who looks just like everyone else in your master's lair you try to find ways to stand out, and since nobody can understand what the heck you're saying...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Despicable-Twins-The-Return-Of-The-Slave-Girl-Style/

The Greatest Superhero Ever

(Photo: unknown)He's the result of the greatest possible DC/Marvel crossover series. Make this movie, Hollywood. You'll save money on actors because you'll need only Robert Downey, Jr. to play Captain SuperWolverIron.-vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/The-Greatest-Superhero-Ever/

The Rise and Fall of Circus Freakshows

The freak show has been around for hundreds of years, but it reached new heights under the reign of P.T. Barnum in the 19th century, whose cobbled-together mummy called the “Feejee mermaid” made him a star.Ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/The-Rise-and-Fall-of-Circus-Freakshows/

You Can See the Eyes of This Transparent Spider Move inside Its Skull

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvN_ex95IcE](Video Link)YouTube user Wayne Maddison identifies this cutie as a yellow amycine jumping spider from Ecuador. I am unable to independently verify that claim, but never mind: l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/You-Can-See-the-Eyes-of-This-Transparent-Spider-Move-inside-Its-Skull/

The Many Meanings of May Day

The first of May is an important milestone in our calendar if only because it means better weather for the next few months: The last stretch of school, flowers and gardens, and dreams of summer! The first day of the mont...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/The-Many-Meanings-of-May-Day/

The Sing Along Anthem Of The Summer - Tiesto's "Wasted"

(Video Link)Tiesto is the name of a EDM artist who loves to fill his life with electronic color, and he’s accompanied by singer Matthew Koma on this libatious track that’s sure to become the summer anthem for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/The-Sing-Along-Anthem-Of-The-Summer-Tiestos-Wasted/

What Is It? game 325

It's Thursday, so you know what it means, Neatoramanauts: it's time for the What Is It? Game, brought to you by the always amusing What Is It? Blog.What is this thing in the picture? Your guess can win you a free T-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/What-Is-It-game-325/

Using Drones to Make a Flying TIE Fighter from Star Wars

Three weeks ago, we saw Rodger Cleye's impressive flying model of an X-wing starfighter. Thanks to drone rotors mounted on the frame, it can hover and fly around in any direction.Well, the Rebel Alliance no longer r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Using-Drones-to-Make-a-Flying-TIE-Fighter-from-Star-Wars/

The Angels Have the Phone Box, But We Have the Firstcall

With phone booths becoming a thing of the past, it's becoming harder and harder to have a private phone conversation outside of your own home. With the Firstcall though, you can ensure your phone calls are quiet from tho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/The-Angels-Have-the-Phone-Box-But-We-Have-the-Firstcall/

Who is the McDonald in McDonald's restaurant?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. McDonald's is, without question, the most successful, popular, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Who-is-the-McDonald-in-McDonalds-restaurant/

Cartwheeling Spider Rolls across the Desert

(Photo: Ingo Rechenberg)While exploring a desert in Morocco, the computer scientist and bionicist Dr. Ingo Rechenberg found a strange spider. It appeared to move by rolling head over heels, similar to a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Cartwheeling-Spider-Rolls-across-the-Desert/

The Iron Titan - The Mechanical And The Multiplayer Collide

The Iron Titan by Creative OutpouringWhen little Timmy discovered a giant robot sitting in his front yard he was surprised, when he found out that he could climb inside the armor and pilot the titanic robot he was blown...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/The-Iron-Titan-The-Mechanical-And-The-Multiplayer-Collide/

A Ticking Whale Bomb

[http://youtu.be/bQ6Y2TswxlY] (YouTube link)There’s an 81-foot-long dead whale on the beach in Trout River, Newfoundland. It’s been there for some time, and as the carcass decays, the buildup of methane gas i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/A-Ticking-Whale-Bomb/

The Gentleman's Survival Kit Is a Masterpiece of Disaster Preparedness

How long could you survive without the comforts of modern civilization? I'll bet that blogger PSCMF could endure almost any disaster for a long, long time. He knows how to prepare for emergencies. His Gentleman's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/The-Gentlemans-Survival-Kit-Is-a-Masterpiece-of-Disaster-Preparedness/










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