Archive for May 20th, 2014

Disneyland’s Original Prospectus

Boing Boing has hi-res scans of the original documents Walt and Roy Disney used in 1953 to convince investors to throw their money behind a new concept called “Disneyland.” Along with the typ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Disneylands-Original-Prospectus/

Rodents. On. Turntables!

[http://vimeo.com/85960055]Vimeo linkWho knew that old, warped turntable in the basement could double as a treadmill for your rodent friends? At least that's how the Division of Labor advertising ag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Rodents-On-Turntables/

Video Game Characters Confront Their Inner Demons

Artist Christopher Hemsworth created a print series that he calls "Dear Inner Demons." A few of them show video game characters pausing from their lives of fame and glory just long enough to see the empt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Video-Game-Characters-Confront-Their-Inner-Demons/

Swinging Britain

[http://youtu.be/h3QdILmYQas] (YouTube link)“Way out and weird!” A documentary, still called a newsreel at the time, from British Pathe explores the fashions, language, and culture of the youth of London in 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Swinging-Britain/

Life Hacks for Dogs

Ordinary people may rely upon common sense or helpful tips. But smart, sophisticated people prefer “life hacks.” It’s like good advice, but with better marketing.Everyone is getting into life hacking,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Life-Hacks-for-Dogs/

Ordering at Taco Bell with a Folk Song

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uwY3sjqYX0](Video Link)Rhett and Link, the comedic geniuses of the Internet, are back with a video that tops everything else that they've done so far.They've seen people place orders at f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Ordering-at-Taco-Bell-with-a-Folk-Song/

Shopping List - Forget The Fruit, Better Grab More Cookies!

Shopping List by CoconutmanMonsters may not have the easiest life, what with all the pitchforks and torches, government experiments and hunters out looking for a kill, but at least their shopping lists are easy to handl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Shopping-List-Forget-The-Fruit-Better-Grab-More-Cookies/

David Lynch's Return of the Jedi

[http://youtu.be/PALjbTo1D5U] (YouTube link)In 1981, George Lucas approached David Lynch about directing the third film of the Star Wars trilogy. It was not to be, but Lynch went on to direct Dune in 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/David-Lynchs-Return-of-the-Jedi/

This Is What The Nursery Of The Future Looked Like In 1930

Boy oh boy did the future ever look bright through the eyes of folks living in the early 20th century, back when futuristic meant flying cars and food replicators instead of selfies and Google.The futuristic world envisi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/This-Is-What-The-Nursery-Of-The-Future-Looked-Like-In-1930/

McDonalds New Happy Meal Mascot

Agh! I honestly did not mean to frighten you with the image, but this is the new advertising mascot for McDonalds Happy Meals. It's shaped like a box, which Happy Meals once came in, but every one I’ve gotten in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/McDonalds-New-Happy-Meal-Mascot/

The Huffy Radio Bike

(Photo: HuffyHistory)From 1955-56, the Huffman Manufacturing Company produced about 8,500 bicycles with built-in AM radios. The tank in the center contained the radio unit with three vacuum tubes. There...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/The-Huffy-Radio-Bike/

12,000-year-old Skeleton From Underwater Mexican Cave

Scientists have confronted a mystery of how the Americas were first settled. The first people who walked across the Bering Strait from Asia around 20,000 years ago are the ancestors of Native Americans, yet modern people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/12000-year-old-Skeleton-From-Underwater-Mexican-Cave/

Andy Warhol...Wrestling Fan?!

(Video Link)Andy Warhol was a fascinating man, with extremely diverse interests, skills and collaborations. Take one look at the crowd hanging around the Factory, and the crowd that surrounded him when he made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Andy-WarholWrestling-Fan/

Happy Anniversary, Cake Wrecks!

Jen Yates is celebrating six years of bringing us the funniest decorated cakes at Cake Wrecks. She started the blog out on May 20, 2008, with quite a few cakes posted that day, but take a look at the one...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Happy-Anniversary-Cake-Wrecks/

Photog's Invention Has Butterfly Effect on Photo Technology

Linden Gledhill is a photographer who pushes the boundaries of photographic technology, even collaborating with Cognisys on the invention of a new automated focus system that gives him the ability to captu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Photogs-Invention-Has-Butterfly-Effect-on-Photo-Technology/

Cat Has Had Enough

[http://youtu.be/kVn5bqIMuMM] (YouTube link)A young lady is lip-synching the song “Let It Go” for the camera. What she doesn’t realize is that her poor cat has had to listen to this performance thousand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Cat-Has-Had-Enough/

The Personal Space Dress Keeps People from Getting too Close to You on Public Transportation

Are people getting just a bit too close to you while you’re on the bus or train? Last year we saw a design student in Singapore try to solve that problem with a spike-covered vest. Kathleen Marie McDermott, an art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/The-Personal-Space-Dress-Keeps-People-from-Getting-too-Close-to-You-on-Public-Transportation/

Fro-Tastic Four - A Superhero Squad, Not A Hairstyle

Fro-Tastic Four by Tom BancroftThey are a team like no other, a group able to keep their cool during any crisis, and this strange looking squad of unlikely superheroes are coming to stop crime cold- one ice cube at a ti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Fro-Tastic-Four-A-Superhero-Squad-Not-A-Hairstyle/

Woman Uses Self-Applied Makeup To Transform Into All Sorts Of Characters

Who needs a fancy costume and a latex mask when you've got a makeup kit and some incredible application skills? Makeup artist Elsa Rhae certainly doesn't seem to need much more than her kit, a reference photo and a vivid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Woman-Uses-Self-Applied-Makeup-To-Transform-Into-All-Sorts-Of-Characters/

The Newest Dictionary Words

Merriam-Webster is adding 150 new words to its collegiate dictionary this year. You already know most of them, just from using the internet, even if you don’t use them in your daily spoken language. Some of them ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/The-Newest-Dictionary-Words/

This Object Is, Believe It or Not, A Lounge Chair

The Italian furniture maker and retailer Gufram released this chair, the Pratone, in 1972. It lauds the Pratone as “light years away from the usual types of middle-class interior design of the&rdq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/This-Object-Is-Believe-It-or-Not-A-Lounge-Chair/

Switching From iPhone to Android Can Make You Lose Your Texts

People who have switched from using an iPhone to another brand of phone are finding that they are not receiving texts. Turns out that Apple doesn’t use the same kind of text messaging system that “regular&rdq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Switching-From-iPhone-to-Android-Can-Make-You-Lose-Your-Texts/

How to Wake a Sleeping Pig

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zbsUtQL4nY]YouTube linkNo, we're not talking about your ex or your inlaws. We're talking real pigs, here! This pig, Phoebe, is just one of many in the care of Lt. C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/How-to-Wake-a-Sleeping-Pig/

The Old & New Blend Beautifully in the Winsomere Crescent

When you have a good waterfront home but don't think you have enough views of the waterway or enough space and a modern enough design, you can either tear it down and start over or you can renovate what you have. The lat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/The-Old-New-Blend-Beautifully-in-the-Winsomere-Crescent/

Surprise Wedding Video

[http://youtu.be/TuS1nc5WyZ0] (YouTube link) Joe Michalczuk is an entertainment reporter for Sky News. He is also a newlywed. Before the wedding, he spent quite some time preparing a surprise for his bride Jenny. Any tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Surprise-Wedding-Video/

Forgotten Heroes Who Changed the Course of American History

A few months back, we asked you guys to submit your article ideas to us on Pinterest and then we asked you to vote for the winning idea. The overwhelming winner of the popular vote was Marilyn Terrell, who came up with t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/heroes-who-changed-US-history/

Michael Jackson’s Hologram in LEGO

If there is a big, iconic, Kodak moment at an award show on Sunday night, Ochre Jelly will figure out how to render it in LEGO before the week is out! It happened with Miley Cyrus at the VMAs, it happened with Ellen Dege...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Michael-Jacksons-Hologram-in-LEGO/

Peter Dinklage Explains Game Of Thrones In Under A Minute

 (Video Link)Game of Thrones is a hit show despite the fact that many viewers find it difficult to follow, due to the large number of characters and houses to keep track of, and the fact that characters...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/Peter-Dinklage-Explains-Game-Of-Thrones-In-Under-A-Minute/

BANANANA MINI! - Something Ain't Right About These Superheroes

BANANANA MINI! by Coinbox TeesThe criminal mastermind's strange little minions like to watch TV all day long, and one of their favorite TV shows stars a dude wearing a bat suit, and his sidekick who is named after a bir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/BANANANA-MINI-Something-Aint-Right-About-These-Superheroes/

An Artist's Tribute to a House

Artist and baker Christine McConnell paid tribute to her parent’s house by baking a cake that looks just like it! You’ll see a vintage photo of the house, an oil painting of the house she did, the cake, the w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/20/An-Artists-Tribute-to-a-House/




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