Archive for May 9th, 2014

Seeds

[http://youtu.be/nvo6ls7edUQ] (YouTube link)A guy gets a manila envelope and sets out on a journey by train, plane, taxi, and boat across the world to deliver it. What’s in the envelope? I won’t tell you, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Seeds/

The Legend Of Hodor - It's Dangerous To Go Alone!

The Legend of Hodor by OlipopOh dear dumb Hodor, you mean well but, man, are you ever the unlikeliest of heroes, reminiscent of a much larger, and much hairier, Link as he began his journey to save the fair princess. If...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/The-Legend-Of-Hodor-Its-Dangerous-To-Go-Alone/

How to Safely Pet Different Animals

My dog loves belly rubs. I do, too, but I rarely get one even when I roll over into an appropriate position. Even from strangers my dog is more likely to get belly rubs than I am. I try not to be jealous.But not all anim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/How-to-Safely-Pet-Different-Animals/

Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery

[http://youtu.be/Vbzgv5iKEyY] (YouTube link)Watching a cucumber plant grow is way more interesting than you’d think, especially when it's sped up. In this video, we get a close look at the physics of the tendrils t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Unwinding-the-Cucumber-Tendril-Mystery/

Photos Taken At Just The Right Angle

A lot of what the viewer perceives to be happening in a photograph depends on the angle of the shot, shoot from up high and things get smaller and people look thinner, shoot from down low and figures become menacing and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Photos-Taken-At-Just-The-Right-Angle/

Livestock Cattlerap Sessions

[http://vimeo.com/92714727] (vimeo link)Auctioneers can be fast, loud, and/or unintelligible. But what really matters is, can he keep a steady rhythm? In this case, the answer is yes, and a little music makes that beat s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Livestock-Cattlerap-Sessions/

Marvel Superheroes Reimagined As Clone Troopers

When you’re a clone trooper conformity is key, and your shiny white armor is not to be tampered with under penalty of Sith law, but if they were allowed to customize their casing they’d be a lot easier to tel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Marvel-Superheroes-Reimagined-As-Clone-Troopers/

White Death

In 1938, the Soviets requested a buffer zone in Finland because they expected the Nazis to attack through the country, yet the Finns resisted and maintained they were neutral. In November of 1939, the Red Army attacked F...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/White-Death/

Turning Potholes into Art

For a street art project--in the most literal sense of the term--you can turn potholes into art. Pop Up Studio, an art company in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is holding a  contest which invites residents of that city to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Turning-Potholes-into-Art/

Pinnipèdes

[http://vimeo.com/93175979] (vimeo link)Sometimes all an elephant seal wants to do is take a little nap on the beach. And it doesn’t help when an annoying bird comes along to bother him. This cute animated short by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Pinnipdes/

Porcelain Sculptures That Look Like Pencil Drawings

At a glance the works of Katharine Morling look like scratchy sketches of everyday objects, but upon closer inspection, if you can take a closer look, you’ll find that they’re actually a bunch of delightfully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Porcelain-Sculptures-That-Look-Like-Pencil-Drawings/

Do You Wanna Go To Starbucks?

[http://youtu.be/6SDIc6bGw9w] (YouTube link)It’s crunch time for college students as finals loom and you are just now getting to all that studying you meant to do earlier. You need caffeine, and you also need an ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Do-You-Wanna-Go-To-Starbucks/

The Assassin - Silent But Deadly In Style

The Assassin by BeanzomaticHe is a legendary killer, a timeless assassin capable of toppling governments and taking down all who stand in his way in the name of the people. When people catch sight of his signature cowl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/The-Assassin-Silent-But-Deadly-In-Style/

The Largest and the Smallest Related Animals

With a 12-inch wingspan, the white witch moth (Thysania agrappina) is the largest in the world. It's freakin' huge! In contrast, the roughly 300 species in the Nepticulid family have a wingspan between abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/The-Largest-and-the-Smallest-Related-Animals/

Political Pundits Wreck TV Studio On Air

[http://youtu.be/BItgSMfSLCI] (YouTube link)A Jordanian talk show featured political journalists Muhammad Sharif al-Jiyusi  (on the left) and Shakir al-Johari (right) discussing the media coverage of the Arab Spring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Political-Pundits-Wreck-TV-Studio-On-Air/

Anonymous Man Installs "Charity Refrigerator" Outside His Home

(Photos: Ackbar 24)A man in Hail, Saudi Arabia wanted poor people in his town to acquire food without feeling shame from begging. So he installed a refrigerator outside his home. People can donate food i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Anonymous-Man-Installs-Charity-Refrigerator-Outside-His-Home/

World Airports Voronoi

A Voronoi diagram is a way of plotting distances. It divides space into regions that are closer to plotted plaints than to other plotted points. The interactive Voronoi Diagram of World Airports by Jason...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/World-Airports-Voronoi/

Meet The Laziest Delivery Guy Ever In "JohnnyExpress"

(Video Link)Being a delivery man in the future looks a little too easy, like they should have replaced you with a robot or remote control drone long ago level of easy, and while lazy deliveryman Johnny is busy dreaming h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Meet-The-Laziest-Delivery-Guy-Ever-In-JohnnyExpress/

Woman Gives Birth to Twins on Airplane Flight

(Photo: Caroline Bird)Irina Vasylkova, 25, boarded a Polar Airlines flight between Yakutsk and Zyryanka, two cities in eastern Russia. She began to experience labor pains shortly after takeoff. Christina...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Woman-Gives-Birth-to-Twins-on-Airplane-Flight/

20 Things You Might Not Know About The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show debuted in 1984 and ran for eleven years. Although Bill Cosby was an established actor and comedian, many of the internet generation grew up knowing him as Dr. Cliff Huxtable, father of five and a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/20-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-The-Cosby-Show/

A House Of Horror Awaits You In "Vienna Waits For You"

(Video Link)Horror movie baddies come in all shapes and sizes, but there’s one form of monster that nobody ever seems to see for what it really is, one unassuming structure that lies in wait for its next victim to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/A-House-Of-Horror-Awaits-You-In-Vienna-Waits-For-You/

Mother's Day Turns 100: Its Surprisingly Dark History

Mothers Day was invented by Anna Jarvis after her mother passed away in 1905. Woodrow Wilson officially designated the holiday as the second Sunday in May in 1914, so this year marks 100 years of Mothers Days. But to Jar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Mothers-Day-Turns-100-Its-Surprisingly-Dark-History/

A Biologically Accurate Mother's Day Song

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osWuWjbeO-Y](Video Link)According to biologist Robert Sapolsky, what makes you you--that is, your DNA--isn't a 50/50 split between your mother and father. He says that, "you get a disprop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/A-Biologically-Accurate-Mothers-Day-Song/

Doctor Selfie - Strike Thirteen Poses

Doctor Selfie by Medusa Dollmaker and HarantulaTaking a selfie isn't normally a difficult thing to do, but when you've been reincarnated twelve times and you're trying to fit every single incarnation of yourself in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Doctor-Selfie-Strike-Thirteen-Poses/

11 Awesome Yard and Garden Accessories

I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of all the lively garden gnomes that keep appearing in my neighborhood. That's why I'm so happy to see these more mellow versions. Of course, if you like to go for something a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/11-Awesome-Yard-and-Garden-Accessories/

Inbreeding: A Royal Mess

The following is an article from Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. Have you always dreamed of being a princess or a king? Be careful what you wish for -you might end up like one of these fol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Inbreeding-A-Royal-Mess/

Revenge Paranormal Prank

[http://youtu.be/MtvWGPoTHEo] (YouTube link)Czech buddies Erik Meldik and Čeněk Stýblo have been playing pranks on each other that have apparently escalated. When Erik gave Čeněk sleeping pills and then moved...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Revenge-Paranormal-Prank/

Ramen Dress

Karina from Virginia made this tasty dress for an art project. It's wonderful! She made it with 196 packets of ramen and a few chopsticks. Matt Fischer, who has another photo of it, estimates that the en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Ramen-Dress/

The Air Force Says They Could Defeat Godzilla

In the new Godzilla movie opening next week, the military is called out to deal with a 150-meter city-stomping monster. What would happen if that were a real-life situation? Air & Space Magazine*/str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/The-Air-Force-Says-They-Could-Defeat-Godzilla/

Movie and TV Scenes Inserted into Real Life with a Cell Phone

François Dourlen, a photographer in France, pulls up on his cell phone iconic scenes from movies and television shows, holds the phone up to appropriate backgrounds, then snaps pictures. The results are both strik...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/09/Movie-and-TV-Scenes-Inserted-into-Real-Life-with-a-Cell-Phone/










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