Archive for June 7th, 2014

The 'Rock Star' of the Submarine World Just Turned 50

Alvin is a little three-man submarine commissioned for ocean exploration and launched   in June of 1964. It is the only submarine shared by NOAA and the Navy -and it’s still going strong fifty years later...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/The-Rock-Star-of-the-Submarine-World-Just-Turned-50/

Amazing Video: Lightning Strikes a Moving Truck

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tiutzu6i_g](Video Link)A security camera in Strathcona County, Alberta, Canada captured an incredible moment. Al and Betty Perry were driving on a highway when a bolt of lightning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Amazing-Video-Lightning-Strikes-a-Moving-Truck/

Disney Princess Smackdown Tournament

What we have here is a tournament of 16 Disney Princesses and other animated Disney heroines. You try to guess who wins each round. Yeah, this is silly, but it’s also fun. The only thing sillier is the arguments in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Disney-Princess-Smackdown-Tournament/

The Endless Cycle of Social Media

(The Awkward Yeti/Nick Seluk)I do this more often than I should. Once I've looked through my RSS reader, it's time to check Twitter. Then repeat the process. And don't forget Facebook and DeviantART!webc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/The-Endless-Cycle-of-Social-Media/

Abed Rises - One Geek To Save Us All

Abed Rises by Six Eyed MonsterHe was Greendale's last hope, a nerd with the nerve to stand up to those elderly street punks and that guy with the sideburns shaped like stars, a geek with enough pop culture knowledge to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Abed-Rises-One-Geek-To-Save-Us-All/

Clever Girl Bails out a Capsized Boat

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH6SMocBwN0](Video Link)This video allegedly shows children of the Bajau people of southeast Asia. This ethnic group which ranges across Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines is someti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Clever-Girl-Bails-out-a-Capsized-Boat/

A Different Kind Of Fish Story - The Incredible Marrec

(Video Link)Here’s a fine animated short for all you salty dogs out there, a short about seafaring men and the epic yarns they spin to their fellow sailors.It’s called The Incredible Marrec, and it w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/A-Different-Kind-Of-Fish-Story-The-Incredible-Marrec/

The Sixteen-Sided House

(Photo: NTPL/David Garner)In the 1790s, Jane and Mary Parminter, two wealthy women from Britain, built a home for themselves near Exmouth, Devon, UK. They named it La Ronde. Departing from the architectu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/The-Sixteen-Sided-House/

Sir Mix-A-Lot with the Seattle Symphony

[http://youtu.be/w59e20ijOpE] (YouTube link)“Orchestral Movements from the Hood Night,” he called it last night, just before asking women to come up on the stage to dance. Sir Mix-a-Lot still has it, 22 years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Sir-Mix-A-Lot-with-the-Seattle-Symphony/

Unusual Dog Defies Odds of Survival

When I first saw this image being passed around, I thought it was Photoshopped, or at least a digital glitch. No, this is Pig, a dog who was born with profound deformities. Pig and her litter mates were found in the wood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Unusual-Dog-Defies-Odds-of-Survival/

Man Gives His Dad a '57 Chevy on His 57th Birthday

Mike King of Louisville, Kentucky is unstinting in his praise and respect for his father:My dad has been everything to me, he is not my biological father but he IS my father. But this man in this video,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Man-Gives-His-Dad-a-57-Chevy-on-His-57th-Birthday/

The Human Race Has Watched "Gangnam Style" Enough Times to Build Three Aircraft Carriers

Sometime this past week, humanity fell over a mathematical precipice by watching Psy's "Gangnam Style" music video (embedded below) for the two billionth time. It's the most watched clip on YouTube ever.How much time is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/The-Human-Race-Has-Watched-Gangnam-Style-Enough-Times-to-Build-Three-Aircraft-Carriers/

Disturbing Typographic Surgery Sculptures

It’s generally assumed that what lies inside letters is nothing but ink, or wood or foam or pixels when they make the jump to 3d, but as it turns out their insides look a lot like ours.They’re full of muscles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Disturbing-Typographic-Surgery-Sculptures/

Squirrels Just Wanna Have Fun

[http://youtu.be/8IUhvxQQWEo] (YouTube link)A squirrel spied a toy ball under the swing set and decided to play around a little. And he liked it! Well, they call it a “playground,” don’t they? It’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Squirrels-Just-Wanna-Have-Fun/

Architectural Columns Made of Suspended Charcoal

From a distance, these columns appear to be vanishing. It's a clever optical effect by Korean artist Seon Ghi Bahk. He made them by suspending pieces of charcoal at precise lengths on nylon threads. He calls the installa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Architectural-Columns-Made-of-Suspended-Charcoal/

Hellsenberg - I Am The One Who Hooks

Hellsenberg by Taped ApeThe day Walter died was the day he knew his legacy would live on forever, and not just in the form of blue crystals but in the form of evil he'd spread throughout his hometown. He was given a ver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Hellsenberg-I-Am-The-One-Who-Hooks/

Hero Gets a Reward from the Public

When a gunman opened fire on the Seattle Pacific University campus Thursday, one person was killed and three were wounded. It could have been worse, except that when he paused to reload, student Jon Meis jumped up and ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Hero-Gets-a-Reward-from-the-Public/

Men Took Coffee Very Seriously In The 1950s, According To Commercials

(Video Link)Men took things, like coffee and their hair, way more seriously in the 1950s and 60s than they do today, at least according to television commercials featuring husbands grumping about their coffee t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Men-Took-Coffee-Very-Seriously-In-The-1950s-According-To-Commercials/

Bill Watterson Returns to the Comic Pages

Stephan Pastis, the author of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, is a big fan of Bill Watterson, of Calvin and Hobbes fame. Pastis put a joke about Watterson in his strip and emailed it to him, and th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Bill-Waterson-Returns-to-the-Comic-Pages/

Ten Most Unintentionally Disturbing Statues In The World

(Image Via Medicingid)(Image Via Bestourism)Public art is meant to be eye catching and pleasant to look at, and not something that will make little kids cry or make people feel uncomfortable being around it, so when publ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Ten-Most-Unintentionally-Disturbing-Statues-In-The-World/

Timo is Ready for the World Cup

[http://youtu.be/mqmAn7Wjiy8] (YouTube link)Timo, the ragdoll cat who has his own hammock, has been practicing his offensive and defensive moves. Timo lives in the Netherlands, so we know who he is rooting for in the 201...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Timo-is-Ready-for-the-World-Cup/

Ads Aimed at Dogs Smell Like Dog Treats

This poster in Vienna is set a dog's eye level. It features a handsome spokesdog proclaiming, "WUFF RRWAFF WAU!" When a dog approaches to read the text, he'll be able to smell the aroma of dog treats, wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/Ads-Aimed-at-Dogs-Smell-Like-Dog-Treats/

German Rocket Cats: A Meditation

A 16th century German artillery manual by Conrad Haas contains an illustration of a cat with some kind of incendiary device attached to its back. And a bird. The Associated Press called them “jet-propelled cats and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/07/German-Rocket-Cats-A-Meditation/






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