Archive for June 4th, 2014

The Fictional Planet Quiz

How well do you know fictional planets from movies, TV, books, and video games? Anyone who calls themselves a science fiction fan should do well in this quiz on made-up planets at Buzzfeed. After all, it...

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RIP, The Last of the Navajo Code Talkers

(Photo: Jake Schoellkkopf/Los Angeles Times)During World War II, the United States searched for means to protect its secret military communications in the Pacific from being intercepted by the Japanese. In 1942,...

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For Its 30th Anniversary, A Very Spooky Ranking Of The Ghosts From Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters premiered on June 7th, 1984, making it 30 years old this weekend. Your opinion on the ghosts in the movie is probably colored by what age you were when you first saw it. Ashley Burns was a child whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/For-Its-30th-Anniversary-A-Very-Spooky-Ranking-Of-The-Ghosts-From-Ghostbusters/

Snorlax Bed

We've seen Snorlax floor pillows and beanbag chairs. But I don't think that we're even close to peak Snorlax. Etsy seller Catherine Kim made made this bed that's perfect for a young Pokémon traine...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Snorlax-Bed/

Ten-Cent Beer Night

[http://youtu.be/DeTpnOzoPdw] (YouTube link)Forty years ago today, the Cleveland Indians had a promotion called Ten-Cent Beer night. They’d tried different kinds of promotions to get people to come to Municipal Sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Ten-Cent-Beer-Night/

Literal Grammar Nazis

Literally, grammar Nazis https://t.co/IvuXGP1WpO pic.twitter.com/gbLrX4x0fu— Benjamin Ramm (@BenjaminRamm) June 3, 2014 Apparently if you're a member of the master race, you've got to demonstrate a proper command...

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Adventure Into Madness: Full Color - Beauty And The Squid-Faced Beast

Adventure Into Madness: Full Color by Captain SunshineJust because your animated fantasy kingdom is usually all shiny and happy and full of little folks singing songs doesn't mean you should feel safe to read from an an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Adventure-Into-Madness-Full-Color-Beauty-And-The-Squid-Faced-Beast/

Omaha Beach

Grandpa told the greatest stories, and the kids were enrapt until Grandma set the record straight. Maybe Grandma should should go bake some more cookies. I had an uncle like this once. Everyone knew his yarns has no basi...

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June is Bathroom Reading Month

Our pal Uncle John's Bathroom Reader has just told us that June is Bathroom Reading Month (silly me, I thought every month is bathroom reading month!). To celebrate, they're having a very neat giveaway -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/June-is-Bathroom-Reading-Month/

Your Family Tree Explained

[http://youtu.be/PM79Epw_cp8] (YouTube link)CGP Grey explains who’s related to you and how, using a family tree. Have you ever heard of grand aunts? Me, neither, but if we were to use such a term, it would make sen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Your-Family-Tree-Explained/

Attack on Titan Nails

Color's, a beauty salon, makes incredible works of nail art. Many of the nails they will put on your fingers are inspired by the hit anime series Attack on Titan. I'm particularly impressed with how the beautici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Attack-on-Titan-Nails/

Why Don't People Adopt Black Pets?

Older cats and dogs don’t get adopted as readily as young animals. Big dogs don’t get adopted as easily as small dogs. We can figure out why. But why do black dogs and black cats seem to be the last...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Why-Dont-People-Adopt-Black-Pets/

Sliding Lawn Reveals Hidden In-Ground Pool

(Video Link) (Video Link)It can be tough to choose between having a lawn or a swimming pool in your backyard, at least in a first world problems kinda way, but one homeowner discovered a way to bring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Sliding-Lawn-Reveals-Hidden-In-Ground-Pool/

Why Are Handsome Men Such Jerks?

You may have heard that said a few times, as well as the converse, “Why are hot women crazy?” And the truth is that neither statement is true. Sure, there are jerks and crazies in any population, but often yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Why-Are-Handsome-Men-Such-Jerks/

Coca-Cola Creates Modular System To Reuse Plastic Bottles

(Video Link)Plastic waste is a huge problem in the world today, with recycling centers struggling to figure out what to do with all the plastic bottles being thrown away every day and landfills filling up with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Coca-Cola-Creates-Modular-System-To-Reuse-Plastic-Bottles/

Guardians of the Galaxy vs. Star Wars

The film Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled to be released on August first. The movie is based on the Marvel superhero team that first debuted in 1969, although they have undergone many changes over the years....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-vs-Star-Wars/

New App Alerts You To Which Foods Will Give You Gas

Most people are embarrassed by passing gas in public, and those who don’t care make the rest of us sick with their stench, so how do you nip gas in the bud before it starts to bellow forth?A new iOS app called Fart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/New-App-Alerts-You-To-Which-Foods-Will-Give-You-Gas/

Cats Are Jerks - Fun With Feline Freeloaders

Cats are Jerks by machmigoWe adopt them, feed them, clean up after them and even buy them things to keep them entertained, and yet our little feline friends still act like total jerks. Maybe it's a lack of communication...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Cats-Are-Jerks-Fun-With-Feline-Freeloaders/

83 Old Slang Phrases We Should Bring Back

[http://youtu.be/dOaEZkphSVs] (YouTube link)As each language has a history, slang terms also have a history. We should not only be aware of old and obsolete slang terms, some should be brought back! At least, according t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/83-Old-Slang-Phrases-We-Should-Bring-Back/

Company Names a Computer Program to Its Board of Directors

(I Heart Robots t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)Deep Knowledge Ventures is a venture capital investment firm in Hong Kong. It's governed by a board of directors that decides if it should invest in particular project...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Company-Names-a-Computer-Program-to-Its-Board-of-Directors/

My Neighbor Totoro's Iconic Catbus Scene Gets The Oculus Rift Treatement

(Video Link)The Catbus scene from Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro is one of the most iconic scenes in anime history, and even middle aged adults get a childlike look of wonder in their eyes when th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/My-Neighbor-Totoros-Iconic-Catbus-Scene-Gets-The-Oculus-Rift-Treatement/

The Vampire and the Barber

It's not easy being a vampire because people can treat you cruelly. But as Chris Hallbeck points out, you must have a trusting relationship with at least one person: your barber.You also have to shave ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/The-Vampire-and-the-Barber/

The Ultimate Jacket For Photobombers

Photobombers really shouldn’t be encouraged to keep crashing people’s portraits, and they often ruin what would otherwise be a great shot, but those who have chosen to bomb photos like nobody’s business...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/The-Ultimate-Jacket-For-Photobombers/

Cinematic Table Flips

[http://vimeo.com/50506937] (vimeo link)There are many examples of “turning the tables,” so to speak, in movies. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ Table flipping signals a transition from a speaking scene to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Cinematic-Table-Flips/

Make A Table With A Built-In Ice Box

Whether you already have a nice patio table or want to make your own, now you can learn to make your own (or hack your existing table) thanks to this great tutorial by Remodelaholic. The article is incredibly detailed so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Make-A-Table-With-A-Built-In-Ice-Box/

10 Great Works of Attack on Titan Cosplay

The thrilling anime series Attack on Titan has been a huge hit. Fans around the world have found the story of humans standing against annihilation to be compelling. We've previously seen some of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/10-Great-Works-of-Attack-on-Titan-Cosplay/

The '80s Rocker Who Nearly Took Down Barbie

The Tweens of the MTV generation had a Saturday morning cartoon all their own when Jem and the Holograms debuted in 1985. Almost thirty years later, a new live-action Jem movie is in the works, ready to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/The-80s-Rocker-Who-Nearly-Took-Down-Barbie/

The Hunting Trophies

Arminas Stanulevičius is an artist in Vilnius, Lithuania. I found these works of his particularly striking. At the top we have a morbid monument to Mickey Mouse that is made partially of mouse traps. Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/The-Hunting-Trophies/

Hedgehog With Ring - Like Fine Art, Only Faster

Hedgehog with Ring by TeeKetchThe hedgehog stood quite still, reflecting on his time spent running around the world collecting rings, his heart never quite feeling fulfilled and his pursuit of the high score now an empt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/Hedgehog-With-Ring-Like-Fine-Art-Only-Faster/

The Hero Movie

[http://youtu.be/TbdN-KigJ14] (YouTube link)An everyday teenage boy gains superpowers from mad scientist’s accident and then fights crime. Sound familiar?Above Average brings us a one-shot short film that compresse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/04/The-Hero-Movie/








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