Archive for May 30th, 2014

The Sea Witch Sets The Record Straight

Author and artist Ursula Vernon steps into the character of the Sea Witch in order to explain all that unpleasantness with Ariel, the mermaid who wanted to be human. Along the way, we learn what happened after the story...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/The-Sea-Witch-Sets-The-Record-Straight/

The Perfect Clock Tells You the Most Important Time of Day

"What time is it?" You may say that question at work or hear it from your co-workers. But this question is really asking something else: "Can we go home yet?" This wall clock by M&Co will answer that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/The-Perfect-Clock-Tells-You-the-Most-Important-Time-of-Day/

These Billboard Fails Are Bad For Business

Billboards are generally placed where they can be seen by as many people as possible, and their high visibility makes effective ads stronger and billboard fails, well, they’re extra bad and have no place to hide!Of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/These-Billboard-Fails-Are-Bad-For-Business/

Baby Taco

(Photo: unknown)If your kid looks like this, and you haven't put her in a taco costume, it's time to take a break from your diet.FYI: Tabasco sauce and diaper rash lotion are not interchangeable.-via That's Nerdalicious!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Baby-Taco/

Straight Razors and Social Justice: The Empowering Evolution of Black Barbershops

The history of black barbershops follows the history of race relations in America, starting with the days of slavery, when all barbers in the South were black and all their clients were white, a practice that extended th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Straight-Razors-and-Social-Justice-The-Empowering-Evolution-of-Black-Barbershops/

Best Ways To Reuse Your Most Common Leftovers

Dealing with leftover food and drinks can be a pain, and it's just as painful to throw those leftovers out as you toss usable food products, and money, in the bin.If you hate throwing out perfectly good leftovers then yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Best-Ways-To-Reuse-Your-Most-Common-Leftovers/

Dancing Shadow Sculptures

[http://vimeo.com/96615251](Video Link)Pictured above is a scene from Parade, an interactive art installation by Laurent Craste at the Chromatic art festival in Montreal. We've previously seen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Dancing-Shadow-Sculptures/

Pac-Man Lights Up The Night

The waka-waka-waka chronicles of Pac-Man and the multi-colored ghosts with the cute names have been brought to life in many ways, but Michael Bosanko has officially shed new light on the concept of fan art.His amazing li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Pac-Man-Lights-Up-The-Night/

Why Does Bacon Smell So Good?

[http://youtu.be/2P_0HGRWgXw] (YouTube link)Bacon smells so good that it’s even been used as an alarm clock. More than once. But what causes that delicious aroma?Turns out there are about 150 volatile organic compo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Why-Does-Bacon-Smell-So-Good/

Star T-Rex - Set Phasers To Chomp

Star T-Rex by Captain RibManWhen Kirk looked back at Spock and noticed he was all green and scaly, with a big square head full of sharp teeth and the beady black eyes of a predator, he almost went all Tiberius on the po...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Star-T-Rex-Set-Phasers-To-Chomp/

8 Signs of Addiction

[http://youtu.be/2-vyTE35EL0] (YouTube link)We already know that Shorty the cat is obsessed with bananas and balloons. Here she demonstrates the eight warning signs of addiction as they pertain to her and her beloved cat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/8-Signs-of-Addiction/

If Ayn Rand Had Written Harry Potter

(Images: David Seaton and Scholastic Publishing)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is, of course, a majestic tale of one man's struggle against the looters who seek to rob him of the fruits of his genius and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/If-Ayn-Rand-Had-Written-Harry-Potter/

The Eleventh (Holographic) Doctor

I had never considered it before Daniel Feit tweeted this photo, but now it's obvious: Robert Picardo, who played the Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager, would do an excellent job of playing the Docto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/The-Eleventh-Holographic-Doctor/

15 Things You Might Not Know About Caddyshack

The 1980 movie Caddyshack is a classic for its pure goofiness and laughs. But the finished film is far from what director Harold Ramis and his writing partners envisioned when they began the project. The most me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/15-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-Caddyshack/

H. Jon Benjamin As The New Voice Of HAL From 2001

(Video Link)He’s the voice of many cartoons both crappy and cool, he has a van, and once you’ve heard the name H. Jon Benjamin you never forget it. His voice is so iconic, so sultry, that when he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/H-John-Benjamin-As-The-New-Voice-Of-HAL-From-2001/

Eggs in the UK are Different from Eggs in the US

If you recall the post on Big American Refrigerators, it was mentioned that Americans refrigerate eggs because regulations require the removal of the protective outer layer, while Australians do not. It’s the same...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Eggs-in-the-UK-are-Different-from-Eggs-in-the-US/

How Are Samurai Films Responsible For Star Wars?

(Video Link)So much information has come out over the years about the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, the work that went in to creating the SW universe, and the origin of many of the iconic e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/How-Are-Samurai-Films-Responsible-For-Star-Wars/

Willie and George Muse: The Men From Mars

Willie and George Muse were black albino brothers born in the 1890s in Virginia. They had an unusual look, but not nearly as unusual as what they would later be made out to be. Circuses and sideshows tried to recruit the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Willie-and-George-Muse-The-Men-From-Mars/

The Art Critics

(Pie Comic/John McNamee)Fear not, underappreciated artists! Some day, your sculpture may be used as a bludgeon. You sketches may become fire starters. Your performance art demonstrations . . . well, they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/The-Art-Critics/

22,000 Dominoes

[http://youtu.be/oFUggRpHGyU] (YouTube link)Domino artist Hevesh5 (previously at Neatorama) wanted to do something special to celebrate reaching 200,000 YouTube subscribers. So she put together a domino fall themed aroun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/22000-Dominoes/

Back To The Firehouse - Don't Cross The Time Streams

Back to the Firehouse by NinjainkWhen the guys fired off their new prototype ghost trap they had no idea that the resulting explosion of energy would create a miniature wormhole that would send them back in time, back w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Back-To-The-Firehouse-Dont-Cross-The-Time-Streams/

Life-Size R2-D2 Cake Is The Droid You're Looking For

And it's certainly an improvement over that other R2 unit which had a bad motivator and too much fondant. This cake by Cakes Cove has vital calories for the survival of the Rebellion. Also chocolate.Cake...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Life-Size-R2-D2-Cake-Is-The-Droid-Youre-Looking-For/

Actually Guy

[http://youtu.be/_iMIkLSweNE] (YouTube link)This is the life of “Mr. Right,” meaning he’s gotta be right all the time. Well, he may have the correct facts, but correcting everyone else makes him the guy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Actually-Guy/

The American Man Who Found His Mother Living in an Amazonian Tribe

(Photo: David Good)On the right is David Good, a man from Philadelphia. One the left is his mother, Yarima of the Yanomami people of Venezuela.How this relation came to pass is a long story told in detail at the *str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/The-American-Man-Who-Found-His-Mother-Living-in-an-Amazonian-Tribe/

Damn Fine Shower Curtain

It's hard to think of a more terrific and horrible idea for a shower curtain than a Twin Peaks one showing Laura Palmer after her body was unwrapped in a shower curtain. Of course, fans of the cult favorite are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Damn-Fine-Shower-Curtain/

The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25 Years

TV doesn’t get much respect. It rots your brain and grows couch potatoes. But the so-called idiot box also swings elections, rewires brains, snares criminals, and even sways the Supreme Court. The following...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/The-25-Most-Powerful-TV-Shows-of-the-Last-25-Years/

Goat Riding a Man Riding a Bicycle

This goat and his man ride through the streets of Addis Abada, Ethiopia, on a bicycle. The human glares at the bemused passersby with a camera. Why are they laughing? Can’t a designated driver get any respect? I'm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Goat-Riding-a-Man-Riding-a-Bicycle/

The Wonder Years Cast Reunion

Twenty-one years after the show ended, the cast of The Wonder Years reunited to record some extras for the DVD version of the series coming out this fall. You have to admit, they’re all looking pretty good...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/The-Wonder-Years-Cast-Reunion/

89-Year Old Woman Uses Golf Club to Fight Sword-Wielding Robber

(Image: KREM) Miyo Koba, 89, owns Frank’s Superette--a convenience store in Moses Lake, Washington. On Sunday, a man entered and demanded all of the money from the cash register. Koba refused and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/89-Year-Old-Woman-Uses-Golf-Club-to-Fight-Sword-Wielding-Robber/

The Ultimate Rat Tail

You’ve seen guys with rat tail hairdos. It’s a way of saying “Look how long my hair would have been if I didn’t cut it.” I met a guy once with hair almost to his waist, plus a braided rat ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/30/Rat-Tail/










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