Archive for May 19th, 2014

The Five-year Twitter Pause

In May of 2009, the Twitter account of Frank Furter posted three tweets. That was all.So, come up to the lab,— Frank Furter (@DrFNFurter) May 8, 2009 and see what's on the slab!— Frank Furter (@DrFNFurter)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/The-Five-year-Twitter-Pause/

Petition to Let Cinderella Wear Flats

Disney’s 1950 animated movie Cinderella has been an enduring success for more than six decades. So the company has prudently decided to remake the film and make even more money. This time, it will be a liv...

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15 Chewbacca Facts in Honor of Peter Mayhew’s Birthday

Peter Mayhew is 70 years old today. In case you didn’t already know, the 7’ 3” actor plays Chewbacca in the Star Wars series. He's been in four movies so far, and is slated to appear in Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/15-Chewbacca-Facts-in-Honor-of-Peter-Mayhews-Birthday/

Urgent: Headline Awaited!

(Photo: Shubhra Gupta)There's dire news from India. The newspaper The Indian Express warns us that "headline awaited." It declared this fact in all eight regional editions, indicating that the e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/Urgent-Headline-Awaited/

Paper Worlds in Motion

[http://vimeo.com/66884175]Vimeo linkBritish artists Davy and Kristin McGuire breathe life into their elaborate paper dioramas using a technique called digital projection mapping. The technique...

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The Internet President

If that youngster thinks that world no longer needs old folks, she should go down to the local polls on election day and see who is standing in line to cast their ballot. Yeah, you can’t get anywhere in politics un...

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What Can You Do with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Silly Putty?

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw0XCeYAeK8](Video Link)The short answer is: have a lot of fun. The crew at Vat19 combined 500 cans of magnetic silly putty to create a 100-pound mound of the stuff. Then they subjected i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/What-Can-You-Do-with-100-Pounds-of-Magnetic-Silly-Putty/

Starry Fight - Teenage Turtles Won't You Come Out Tonight?

Starry Fight by Crumblin' CookieIt was during one particularly still and starry night that the ninja turtles found themselves without a fight, so they took to the rooftops and took in the sights, basking in the glory of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/Starry-Fight-Teenage-Turtles-Wont-You-Come-Out-Tonight/

Classic Paintings of Women Photoshopped to Look Like Fashion Models

Western aesthetic traditions did not always demand that women, to be icons of beauty, must fit into size 0 outfits. Past centuries of female nudes in Western art show an acceptance of a few healthy pounds.Of course, the...

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This Is What Toy Story Would Look Like As A Horror Movie

(Video Link)Pixar's in the business of making family friendly animated films, so it's unlikely they'll ever put out a true horror movie, but if you recut their original films just so the mood changes dramatical...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/This-Is-What-Toy-Story-Would-Look-Like-As-A-Horror-Movie/

Star Wars Toys of the Future

As you know, Disney is planning to release a new Star Wars film every year. In between the big numbered saga films will be spinoff movies that will each focus on a character and explain their backstory. And you...

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Twisted Versions Of Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

Pop culture characters have a ton of visual appeal on purpose- they have been meticulously designed from their basic shapes to the exact number of hairs on a character’s head, and this formula for visual appeal mak...

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Wyoming Supercell

[http://youtu.be/VoO89cqDgJU] (YouTube link)The group Basehunters recorded the formation of a supercell over the area between Wright and Newcastle, Wyoming, yesterday. In this time-lapse video, the documentation of the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/Wyoming-Supercell/

Human Head Cross Sections Made Out Of Found Objects

Preparing a cross section of a human head from a body donated to science generally involves a lot of grisly skull sawing, dyeing to enhance the look of each individual organ and section, and preservation via plastination...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/Human-Head-Cross-Sections-Made-Out-Of-Found-Objects/

Oxford Bound - Twaggies Episode No. 2

[http://dai.ly/x1umzzx/172499]We've teamed up with Dailymotion and will be bringing you a new, animated Twaggies short cartoon each month. Some will feature a few tweets by one hilarious Tweeter, others will us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/18/Oxford-Bound-Twaggies/

Whodunit: Agent Brown's Shining Moment

Neatorama is proud to present a new series of Whodunits from Hy Conrad. The new mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the...

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Kana:takon--A Tiny Piece of Canada Attached to the United States

Pictured above is the border between the United States and Canada. To the south, you see the State of New York. To the north, you see the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. You'll notice that there's a slice of land north...

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[Sponsored Post] Move over Sharknado, Here Comes Attack of the Killer Lampreys!

Take an blood sucking animal with rows and rows of very sharp teeth and add a little Monster Week, and what do you get? From the makers of Sharknado, here comes a movie this Sunday on Animal Planet that will,...

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Benny Stardust - The Building Blocks Of Rock

Benny Stardust by Dann MatthewsBenny played guitar, but he wasn't very good, so he gave up guitar and set his sights on outer space. He had always been good at building stuff with blocks, so he had no problem getting hi...

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Celebrating 40 Years of the Rubik’s Cube

Today, Google is marking the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube with an interactive Google Doodle in which you can manipulate a virtual cube. See a video demonstration here. It’s as good a day as any to cel...

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Tattooed Porcelain Figurines By Jessica Harrison

(Images Via Jessica Harrison)If makers of fine porcelain figurines from the late 19th century had met H.G. Wells and agreed to accompany him on a voyage forward in time they would have come back with the craziest stories...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/Tattooed-Porcelain-Figurines-By-Jessica-Harrison/

Michael Jackson Performs at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

[http://youtu.be/jDRTghGZ7XU] (YouTube link)Despite being dead since 2009, Michael Jackson performed at the Billboard Music Awards last night on TV. It was a hologram, performing his song “Slave to the Rhythm,&rdqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/Michael-Jackson-Performs-at-2014-Billboard-Music-Awards/

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Propaganda 1929-1969

''Stop''Artwork: П. Соколов-Скаля, 1929These vintage Soviet anti-alcohol posters used a combination of stern austerity and slick graphic arts in their attempt to convince communist-era industrial labore...

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19 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Disney Pixar’s Up

You might know the story and maybe even the dialogue from the movie Up by heart. Here are some things you couldn’t know just from watching it, because they are all about how the film was made. Did you know...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/19-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-Disney-Pixars-UP/

A Husky Raised Around Cats Thinks She's A Cat

If stories like The Jungle Book and Tarzan are to be believed being raised around one type of animal can have a significant effect on your behavior, causing you to act a lot like your foster family.This...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader.Not that we’re vain or anything, but we at the BRI find mirrors endlessly fascinating. Here are some importan...

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Rare Pygmy Hippo Baby Born

How cute is this little zoo baby? Lani the Pygmy Hippopotamus was born on March 18, 2014 at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. At birth, the tiny hippo was the size of a rabbit, weighing in at just under 11.5 pou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/Rare-Pygmy-Hippo-Baby-Born/

Smooth Move: Boy Keeps a Foul Ball, Impresses a Girl Anyway

You have to watch very carefully, but it's there. This boy knows how to charm the ladies.This is a scene from a recent baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays. The boy catches a foul ball. It ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/Smooth-Move-Boy-Keeps-a-Foul-Ball-Impresses-a-Girl-Anyway/

Bicycle You Can Fit in a Backpack

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIVeemZ0_e4]From Italian designer Gianluca Sada comes The Sada Bike, a bicycle that can fold to the size of an umbrella. The wheels have a hubless design wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/Bicycle-You-Can-Fit-in-a-Backpack/

May The Fourth Be With You - What Did He Just Say?

May The Fourth Be With You by fishbiscuitHolidays, both real and made up, tend to have short and easy to say names like Thanksgiving and Groundhog's Day, but one fan holiday has the longest name of all, because it's a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/19/May-The-Fourth-Be-With-You-What-Did-He-Just-Say/










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