Archive for May 13th, 2014

Ben Affleck as Batman with Batmobile

The premiere of Batman vs. Superman is still two years away, but here’s a picture of Ben Affleck as Batman and his Batmobile. In fact, the script is still being written, but working out the look of the sup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Ben-Affleck-as-Batman-with-Batmobile/

China's Strange Proposal For An Undersea Train That Connects To The U.S.

Chinese inventors are known for their wild ideas, like gun powder, ice cream and the compass, but now that China has established itself as an industrial superpower they’re taking those wild ideas to the end of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Chinas-Strange-Proposal-For-An-Undersea-Train-That-Connects-To-The-US/

Neatorama Contest Winners

We ran three big contests on Neatorama a while back, and while we've picked the winners, we haven't announced them publicly. Well, let me correct that oversight. Here are the winners of our most recent contests: *st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Neatorama-Contest-Winners/

Loren Kantor's Hollywood Woodcuts

The French ConnectionLoren Kantor is a writer and a woodcut artist in Los Angeles. You can see his work at the blog Woodcuttingfool. Kantor has a wide variety of subject in his woodcuts: famous faces, landscapes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Loren-Kantors-Hollywood-Woodcuts/

Scientifically Accurate Anatomical Diagrams of Animals

These anatomical diagrams of animals circulating the internet are helpful, but I do wish that they went into a bit more detail. A rabbit's poof loof, like a human's, has four distinct swoophs.Ideally, gi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Scientifically-Accurate-Anatomical-Diagrams-of-Animals/

Deliciously Clever Food Face Art

Playing with your food is an act which is frowned upon by our parents when we’re young, but as we grow older and gain the privilege of eating whatever we want come mealtime those of us who like a bit of fun with ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Deliciously-Clever-Food-Face-Art/

Mother and Son Wedding Dance

[http://youtu.be/4s4A5dWdOqA] (YouTube link)We’ve seen plenty of choreographed wedding dances, and after a while, they all start to look the same. This one, featuring the groom and his mother, is less of a showing-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Mother-and-Son-Wedding-Dance/

The International Zip Line between Spain and Portugal

(Photo: Limite Zero)The Spanish town of Sanlúcar de Guadiana and the Portuguese town of Alcoutim are separated by the Guadiana River. You can take a boat across the border. But if you want to move really quickly,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/The-International-Zip-Line-between-Spain-and-Portugal/

African Literature and the Acacia Tree Cover

If you’ve read a novel about Africa in the past few years, you might recognize its cover in this grid. If you’ve read more than one novel set in Africa, you may have noticed that the covers don’t vary m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/African-Literature-and-the-Acacia-Tree-Cover/

Green Shadow - The Hero In The Hood

Green Shadow by BomdesignzThose who have seen him in action say he moves throught the night like a green shadow, flashing out from behind cover, letting loose a volley of arrows, then disappearing again as fast as he'd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Green-Shadow-The-Hero-In-The-Hood/

From Virtuous Foreman To Sociopathic Drifter - The True Story Of Phineas Gage

You may be familiar with the story of Phineas Gage, it's an enduring urban legend and fitting entry in the Ripley's Believe It Or Not canon, but his is a story that needs to be updated.Phineas had an iron tamping rod dri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/From-Virtuous-Foreman-To-Sociopathic-Drifter-The-True-Story-Of-Phineas-Gage/

JawZilla

[http://youtu.be/FqTdktn5j9M] (YouTube link)Aspiring actor and film director Anthony Trombetta took the audio from the new Godzilla film trailer and edited in slips from the 1975 Steven Spielberg movie Jaws*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/JawZilla/

Denver Zoo Welcomes Baby Baku

The Denver Zoo is celebrating the recent birth of an animal on the endangered species list: a Malayan Tapir named Baku. The calf, whose name is the Japanese word for "tapir," is the second born to mother Rinny...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Denver-Zoo-Welcomes-Baby-Baku/

Backwards

(Lunarbaboon)My wife tells me that if we have any more children, carrying and giving birth to them will be my job.I've seen what's involved. Twice.I'll pass.webcomic, Lunarbaboon, parenting, childbirth,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Backwards/

Average Americans Think They're Smarter Than the Average American

According to a survey by YouGov, 55% of Americans believe they are smarter than the average American. A mere 4% of respondents think they are less intelligent than average, and 34% say they are about average. Men are mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Average-Americans-Think-Theyre-Smarter-Than-the-Average-American/

Remember When The Ninja Turtles Were On Oprah?

(Video Link)The Ninja Turtles may have become pop culture icons, and remain instantly recognizable to most people, but back in the early 90s they were seen as a passing fad in children’s entertainment, on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Remember-When-The-Ninja-Turtles-Were-On-Oprah/

25 Things You Might Not Know About The Sopranos

The critically-acclaimed and very popular series The Sopranos ran on HBO from 1999 to 2007. It seems so recent that it’s hard to comprehend that show said its goodbye a whole seven years ago! The show set...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/25-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-The-Sopranos/

The Most Epic Way To Sell A '93 Volvo Station Wagon

(Video Link)What’s the best way to sell a 1993 Volvo station wagon? Some might say local advertising, or through a friend or family member, or even at an auction, but Swedish art director Castor wasn&rs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/The-Most-Epic-Way-To-Sell-A-Twenty-One-Year-Old-Volvo-Station-Wagon/

Japan’s Secret WWII Weapon: Exploding Balloons

During World War II, the Japanese developed a system of bombing the U.S. by unmanned balloons made of paper sent thousands of miles across the Pacific. It sounds as crazy as the bat bombs the U.S. Navy developed. But the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Japans-Secret-WWII-Weapon-Exploding-Balloons/

R.I.P. Alien Artist H.R. Giger

(Image Via Arno Balzarini/AP Photo)It is truly a sad day for fans of the dark and mysterious works of H.R. Giger- the beloved artist has passed away at 74 years old from injuries suffered from a fall.Giger is best known...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Alien-Artist-HR-Giger-Dies-At-74/

Everyday Is Taco Day - Sounds Like A Delicious Week!

Everyday is Taco Day by fishbiscuitTaco Tuesday is a passing fad, real taco lovers know that any day of the week is a great time to crunch into a tasty taco. Whether you're walkin', sittin', boot scootin', dancin', roma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Everyday-Is-Taco-Day-Sounds-Like-A-Delicious-Week/

Not All Dogs Can Catch

[http://youtu.be/y4XLGA80rvs] (YouTube link)You see plenty of videos of dogs doing amazing things, but it seems that every dog can catch a delicious treat in mid-air. No so this one. Nana the Great Pyrenees tries her bes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Not-All-Dogs-Can-Catch/

The Ultimate Grill, Table and Firepit In One

Admittedly, the Jag Grill is probably a little too big and expensive for most of us to use on a regular basis, but if you have the space and an extra $2,500, it might just be the perfect grill for your next bg barbecue....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/The-Ultimate-Grill-Table-and-Firepit-In-One/

The Great Race of 1908

The following is an article from Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. It involved only a half-dozen cars and 17 men, but this was one race that not only made history -it changed it. */...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/The-Great-Race-of-1908/

Bacon-Wrapped Whole Alligator with a Chicken Stuffed in Its Mouth

Australia pic.twitter.com/Pkqo8lIn65— alix (@alixmcalpine) May 8, 2014 The caption is simple: "Australia." That's all you need to know.You might object, saying, "Wait, I need to know where in Australia I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Bacon-Wrapped-Whole-Alligator-with-a-Chicken-Stuffed-in-Its-Mouth/

Infinity Pools and Beyond

The pool pictured above is located at the Hanging Gardens Ubud Hotel in Bali, Indonesia. It is a split-level infinity pool made with stone from the area and containing a wall of solidified volcanic ash. Swimmer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Infinity-Pools-and-Beyond/

Calamityware Is Porcelain That Depicts the End of the World

Whether you prefer an alien invasion, giant robot attacks, flying monkeys, or ravenous monsters, Don Moyer knows how to set the right mood for a pleasant dinner.Moyer is an artist in Pittsburgh who likes to draw funny ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Calamityware-Is-Porcelain-That-Depicts-the-End-of-the-World/

On a Scale of Luke Skywalker to Jaime Lannister

What does Game of Thrones have in common with Star Wars? The comparison comes in the form of a scale, which only points out how the characters of Luke Skywalker and Jaime Lannister are one and the same,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/On-a-Scale-of-Luke-Skywalker-to-Jaime-Lannister/

Out: Facelifts. In: Handlifts.

Every day, we're bombarded with images of models with beautiful hands: soft, pouty fingers, firm tendons, and perky palms that seem to defy gravity. You may look at a beautiful woman's hands and say to yourself, "Those c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/13/Out-Facelifts-In-Handlifts/




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