Archive for June 2nd, 2014

Is Japan Racist? 差別の国:日本?

[http://youtu.be/DsdSTY6Y-rs] (YouTube link)Ken Tanaka, who brought us But We’re Speaking Japanese! and What Kind of Asian Are You? is back with a little talk show -in Japanese with subtitles- about racism in Japan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Is-Japan-Racist/

Yes, The Death Star Was an Engineering Failure, But Not the Only One

(Abstruse Goose) The engineers of the Death Star get a lot of criticism for designing a moon-sized battleship that can be destroyed with a single shot in one vulnerable spot (assuming that you believe th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Yes-The-Death-Star-Was-an-Engineering-Failure-But-Not-the-Only-One/

The Heart Remembers

[http://youtu.be/JbqUJNAlqIY] (YouTube link)Melvyn Amrine was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease three years ago, so when he wandered away from home last month, his wife of 60 years panicked. Police were able to fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/The-Heart-Remembers/

91-Year Old Woman Breaks Marathon Record

(Photo: NBC San Diego)Harriette Thompson, 91, just completed a full marathon in San Diego. When she crossed the finish line after 7 hours, 7 minutes, and 42 seconds, she broke a record for the 90-94 age...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/91-Year-Old-Woman-Breaks-Marathon-Record/

Super Yin Yang - Arcade Battles Kept In Balance

Super Yin Yang by Drawsgood Illustration and DesignTheir fighting styles may look the same to the untrained eye, but theirs is a force in constant opposition, the yin and yang of street fighting and a perfectly balanced...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Super-Yin-Yang-Arcade-Battles-Kept-In-Balance/

Blind Eye Sees All

This sculpture is called "Blind Eye Sees All (No Secrets Anymore)" by Jud Turner. It’s made of camera lenses with eyes looking through them -at you! The work refers to the “illegal surveillan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Blind-Eye-Sees-All/

The Most Fun Thing Ever: Crayon Shoes and Helmets

(Photos: Mathery Studio)These things apparently don’t come in adult sizes, which is totally unfair because I would use them. The design firm Mathery Studio created an area in the National Gallery of Victoria where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/The-Most-Fun-Thing-Ever-Crayon-Shoes-and-Helmets/

Baby Inspires Modern Dance Routine

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enu6GFQPJ4o](Video Link) When Alexandra Beller attended dance class one day (warning: auto-start video) a little boy named Ivo taught the students a new routine. Watch t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Baby-Inspires-Modern-Dance-Routine/

World's Largest No-Kill Animal Sanctuary Has Saved Over 24,000 Felines

Running a no-kill animal shelter is a tough job, and it goes without saying that many of those furry friends who are rescued will be staying at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives, but when you run the world’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Worlds-Largest-No-Kill-Animal-Sanctuary-Has-Saved-Over-24000-Felines/

Happy Finds His Place

(Image credit: Zee)(Image credit: Free Imagination) DesignCrowd was intrigued by the scary new McDonalds Happy Meal mascot named Happy, so they invited designers to enter a Photoshop competition featuring the little red...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Happy-Finds-HIs-Place/

Four Reasons Why Superman Makes The Best Batman Villain

Superman and Batman are generally seen as colleagues, since they're both part of the Justice League of America, but as many interesting story arcs and one-shots have revealed to us over the years theirs is an uneasy alli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Four-Reasons-Why-Superman-Makes-The-Best-Batman-Villain-2/

John Oliver Tells It Like It Is

[http://youtu.be/fpbOEoRrHyU] (YouTube link)If you find explanations of the Net Neutrality scandal boring, let John Oliver spice it up in terms anyone will understand -and even enjoy, if it weren’t so egregious. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/John-Oliver-Tells-It-Like-It-Is/

Anime Recommendations and Open Thread

(Fistful of Woolongs t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)In February, I wrote a post in which I offered anime watching recommendations and invited Neatorama readers to make their own or share any though...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Anime-Recommendations-and-Open-Thread-2/

Can't Stay Mad at Loki

This comic from Louis Ghanem at Scrawl Space illustrates a couple of trends we’ve noticed. If you have a story in which the villain is the most interesting character, that villain will become a fan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Cant-Stay-Mad-at-Loki/

Man Takes Stomach Churning Selfie Atop Christ Statue In Brazil

You’ve probably seen a photo of the massive statue of Christ the Redeemer located in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and you may have even thought you’d like to pay a visit to the site one day, but you probably never...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Man-Takes-Stomach-Churning-Selfie-Atop-Christ-Statue-In-Brazil/

Q-BIKS - Totally Puzzled In The 80s

Q-BIKS by CurtisJust because you were at your prime in the 1980s doesn't mean you were ever good at solving that darn six colored cube everybody was so obsessed with. Bert here normally likes cubes, he jumps around on t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Q-BIKS-Totally-Puzzled-In-The-80s/

Whodunit: The Suicidal House Guest

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...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Whodunit-The-Suicidal-House-Guest/

9-Year-Old Can't Ride A Bike, But She Can Do A 540 On Her Skateboard

(Video Link)There’s a certain stigma attached to being a nine-year-old who can’t ride a bike, and people often assume that you don't know how because there’s something wrong with you or your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/9-Year-Old-Cant-Ride-A-Bike-But-She-Can-Do-A-540-On-Her-Skateboard/

Clive Cooper’s Watermelon Carvings

Vancouver sculptor and extreme pumpkin carver Clive Cooper of Sparksfly Design also carves watermelons in the off-season. Because most professionally-carved watermelons are for parties and special occasions, they tend to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Clive-Coopers-Watermelon-Carvings/

Cats through Art History

The fame of Russian artist Svetlana Petrova--or rather, her cat Zarathustra--has swept across the internet. Petrova inherited the big orange cat in 2009 from her late mother. She was grieving deeply for her mother when a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Cats-through-Art-History/

Jeffrey Hudson: The Queen’s Dwarf

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again.The adventure-filled life of Jeffrey Hudson. Here's the long and the short of it. (Okay, mostly the short.)*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Jeffrey-Hudson-The-Queens-Dwarf/

This Man Wants To Steal Your Chocolate Bars

There are some criminals so despicable, so insatiably greedy, that they should probably be locked up for the rest of their lives.This man is not one of those thieves, but if you own a candy store you’d better watch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/This-Man-Wants-To-Steal-Your-Chocolate-Bars/

Cute Baby Tortoises Are the Size of Dimes

The Adelaide Zoo in Australia recently had a litter of Western Swamp Tortoises. When fully grown, they'll probably be about 5 inches long. But for now, the 4 hatchlings are each about the size of an Australian dime. They...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Cute-Baby-Tortoises-Are-the-Size-of-Dimes/

Little Golden Manga

Matt Reedy, an artist in Alton, Illinois, is developing a series that he calls Little Golden Manga. It shows the covers of Japanese comic books as if they were part of the classic Little Golden Books ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/Little-Golden-Manga/

The Bitter Truth

When is a scientist ever “done” with research? The ultimate answer is simple, yet massively depressing. And this is also why the most coveted skill you can bring to a university or a research institution is n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/02/The-Bitter-Truth/






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