Archive for June 12th, 2014

This Airport Disappears During High Tide

(Photo: Catherine Morgan)Barra is a 23-square mile island off the western coast of Scotland. It has an airport with three marked runways. It conducts regularly scheduled flights. What makes those flights unique is that t...

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Red Panda Cubfest

Two rare Nepalese Red Pandas that were born during March of this year at Hamilton Zoo in Hamilton, New Zealand are now old enough to explore their enclosure like the curious cubs they are. Hamilton Zoo curator...

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Slothfulness

[http://vimeo.com/92990423] (vimeo link)A young sloth wants to learn how to fly. That seems funny to the other sloths, who don’t want to do anything, as sloths do. It’s kind of funny to us, too, because it&rs...

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Real Life Laws That Regulate The Supernatural

(Image Via Supernatural Law/Batton Lash)Whether you believe in ghosts or not is irrelevant, at least according to the powers that be, because there are laws in place related to ghosts and hauntings that were created to h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/Real-Life-Laws-That-Regulate-The-Supernatural/

Life with a Toddler

Someone once told me it’s a good thing toddlers are so cute and sweet and loving because that’s what keeps you from killing them. Grant Snider of Incidental Comics has an 18-month-old daughte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/Life-with-a-Toddler/

Ad Agency Uses Mannequins To Raise Money For The Homeless

(Video Link)Homelessness is a problem affecting more and more people every day, and providing shelter for every homeless person, no matter how temporary, ends up costing some serious coin.Enter a creative, albeit creepy,...

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The Patent Model Quiz

From 1790 to 1880, the U.S. Patent Office required that patent applications for a new inventions must have a model accompanying them. When the requirement was abolished, there were around 200,000 such models. Some went t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/The-Patent-Model-Quiz/

All The Horrible Ways Animals Can Kill You With Venom

(Image Via Shutterstock)Nature can be terrifying, with all those claws and fangs out there in the wild just waiting to chomp down on our very chewable human skin, but nature has another trick up her sleeve that’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/All-The-Horrible-Ways-Animals-Can-Kill-You-With-Venom/

Battle Of Titans - Homer And The Epic Bender

Battle of Titans by CreatiboomThe day that bonehead Homer went ape was the day a tear opened in the cartoon space-time continuum, causing two Groening grade universes to collide. Two massive creatures emerged from the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/Battle-Of-Titans-Homer-And-The-Epic-Bender/

Video Game of Thrones

[http://youtu.be/DBZQ0ffNnWc] (YouTube link)The Legend of Zelda gets a Game of Thrones intro, courtesy of The Pixel Kingdom. To be exact, this is The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The 16-bit format and ov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/Video-Game-of-Thrones/

Hyperrealistic Wax Sculptures Of Pop Culture Icons

Wax is a sculpting medium that can be used to create extremely realistic works, and as any visitor to one of the wax museums across the country know it’s the chosen medium for photorealistic sculpture, and wax work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/Hyperrealistic-Wax-Sculptures-Of-Pop-Sculpture-Icons/

World Cup Exhibition in Space

[http://youtu.be/VjRfSqXwuQ4] (YouTube link)The astronauts aboard the ISS are celebrating World Cup soccer with a little match of their own. Bicycle kicks are easy in microgravity, but where the goal is isn’t actua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/World-Cup-Exhibition-in-Space/

Researcher Suggests Fist Fights Shaped Male Facial Structure

               AustralopithecusThe conclusions drawn by researchers in a study conducted at the University of Utah include that male human cranial structure, particularly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/Fist-Fights-Found-to-Have-Shaped-Male-Facial-Structure/

What Happens After The Action Movie Ends? Epilogue

(Video Link) Combining romantic elements with an enjoyable action movie is a tall order, but a few movies have managed to combine the two genres quite successfully in the past, Romancing the Stone and Mr. an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/What-Happens-After-The-Action-Movie-Ends-Epilogue/

A Parking Lot Riddle

You can’t see the number under the car. Can you figure out what it is? Someone told me the answer before I could work on it. But a bigger question is: Since the lot is practically empty, why didn’t this drive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/A-Parking-Lot-Riddle/

Pole Vaulting Antics

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVohVKn0qwU]YouTube LinkHave you ever thought you could perform a stunt that's worthy of Letterman's Stupid Human Tricks? How about performing the same stunt using a pole...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/Pole-Vaulting-Antics/

The World Cup of Everything Else

The Wall Street Journal took a World Cup bracket and used it to illustrate things other than football. At the interactive page, you can select from a list of statistics. Which of the 32 World Cup teams i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/The-World-Cup-of-Everything-Else/

Trailer: "Tim's Vermeer"

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_qqG-nEhpQ#t=119]YouTube LinkTim's Vermeer, directed by Teller of Penn and Teller fame and starring his partner Penn Jillette, focuses on a man's obsession with the photorealism...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/Trailer-Tims-Vermeer/

What Is It? game 331

It's Thursday, so you know what it means, Neatoramanauts: it's time for the What Is It? Game, brought to you by the always amusing What Is It? Blog. What is the object in the picture above? Your guess can win you a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/What-Is-It-game-331/

The Burglar - Halfling Meets Dragonkind

The Burglar by HarantulaHe looked like a massive, gruesome dragon statue laying atop his gleaming mountain of treasure, but the halfling burglar knew he was very much alive, and hungry. Despite his best efforts to walk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/The-Burglar-Halfling-Meets-Dragonkind/

An Outdoor Shower That Hooks Up to An Ordinary Hose

If you have a pool, you need a shower to rinse off the chlorinated water before, but going in the house dripping wet isn't much of an option. That's where the Viteo Shower comes in.This clever shower hooks into any outdo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/An-Outdoor-Shower-That-Hooks-Up-to-An-Ordinary-Hose/

A Few Things You May Not Know About Superman

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.Created in 1938, “Superman" was the first-ever superhero. Sometimes, in li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/A-Few-Things-You-May-Not-Know-About-Superman/

Samurai Soccer

(Video Link)It’s doubtful that samurai warriors from Feudal Japan would have been big fans of the beloved sport of soccer/futbol/football, preferring combat sports like MMA or a sport that involve a wea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/Samurai-Soccer/

Detroit's Urban Decay As Seen With Google Street View

Exeter between Seven Mile and Penrose from 2009 (above) up to 2013 (photos below)Tumblr site GooBing Detroit uses Google's Street View archive to create dramatic visual comparisons of chang...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/Detroits-Urban-Decay-As-Seen-With-Google-Street-View/

The Ten Most Insanely Cursed Movie Productions

Things go wrong on every movie set, because feature film production is incredibly complicated. Still, some movies stand heads and shoulders above the rest in bad luck. One movie lost four prospective leading men to death...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/12/The-Ten-Most-Insanely-Cursed-Movie-Productions/




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