Archive for June 23rd, 2014

Firefighters Free Puppy Stuck in Car Wheel

(Photo: Joseph C. Dowell/Kern County Fire Department)On Friday, this pit bull puppy was playing with his 7 brothers and sisters. He is, perhaps, not the brightest dog in his litter. He somehow got his head stuck...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Firefighters-Free-Puppy-Stuck-in-Car-Wheel/

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Tim Burton’s Batman On Its 25th Anniversary

In 1989, June 23rd to be exact, the world was introduced to a Batman that was not Adam West. Tim Burton’s Batman paved the way for the wave of comic book movies that came after: Spider-Man, X-Men, The Aven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/15-Things-You-Probably-Didnt-Know-About-Tim-Burtons-Batman-On-Its-25th-Anniversary/

Newly Commissioned Marine Visits Sick Grandpa to Offer Her First Salute

(Photo: Marty Teufel)2nd Lt. Taylor Batye is a recent graduate of the US Naval Academy and a newly-commissioned officer in the Marine Corps. The Naval Academy maintains certain traditions for the first salute of a gradua...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Newly-Commissioned-Marine-Visits-Sick-Grandpa-to-Offer-Her-First-Salute/

Crosswalk Flag

Photo: City of Bridgeport - via Fast Company If crossing a street is like a life-and-death game of chicken, then perhaps you need this: "crosswalk flags" that pedestrians crossing a street i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Crosswalk-Flag/

20 Yard Sale Signs That Are Advertising Gold

You see so many yard sale signs that are not effective because 1. the writing is too small, 2. they don’t give the information you need, and 3. they were probably put there three weeks ago, back when the yard sale...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/20-Yard-Sale-Signs-That-Are-Advertising-Gold/

The World Cup Logo Is Actually Picard Facepalming

France is doing pretty well, so I don't know what Captain Picard is facepalming about. Perhaps instead the graphic designer responsible for the logo was expressing personal frustration at his own team.-via Geekologiesocc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/The-World-Cup-Logo-Is-Actually-Picard-Facepalming/

Star Wars Gets The Macross Treatment

(Video Link)You may have already drawn a correlation between Star Wars and Robotech, you may have pulled out this geeky trump card while in a heated discussion with a fellow fan over which franchise is better, and you ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Star-Wars-Gets-The-Macross-Treatment/

Peekaboo, a Drone Sees You

Whether or not any of us has seen a drone, chances are increasing that a drone has seen one of us. Photographer Tomas van Houtryve, interested in "the changing nature of surveillance, personal privacy and war,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Peekaboo-a-Drone-Sees-You/

Meanwhile on NeatoPicto - June 23, 2014

Your hairdo is irrelephant! Hello Neatoramanauts! We've revamped our LOLpic blog NeatoPicto with a sleek new and light-weight layout and lots more fun content. Check it out:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Meanwhile-on-NeatoPicto-June-23-2014/

Bell Telephone’s Picture Phone

[http://youtu.be/WzdCKBZP4Jo] (YouTube link)I well remember the marketing for Ma Bell’s Picture Phone. It was a remarkable piece of technology, to talk to someone and see them as if they were in the room! Except th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Bell-Telephones-Picture-Phone/

A Powerful Ally - Hitchhiking Across The Stars

A Powerful Ally by JVZ DesignsTwo science fiction franchises entered the black hole, one about a war in the stars the other about an intergalactic hitchhiker, but only one came out on the other side. It was an odd comb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/A-Powerful-Ally-Hitchhiking-Across-The-Stars/

Iggy Pop, The Dalai Lama And Karl Lagerfeld Are Tortured For A Good Cause

What do Karl Lagerfeld, the Dalai Lama and Iggy Pop have in common, besides fame and critical acclaim? They’re all representing victims of physical abuse in this thought provoking ad campaign created by Amnesty Int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Iggy-Pop-The-Dalai-Lama-And-Karl-Lagerfeld-Are-Tortured-For-A-Good-Cause/

Star Wars Gets The Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer Treatment

[http://youtu.be/TLyNMSkTiGg] (YouTube link)What makes the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer so appealing? Is it the quick out-of-sequence cuts that give no context, but make you want to see more? Is it the comedy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Star-Wars-Gets-The-Guardians-Of-The-Galaxy-Trailer-Treatment/

Neuroscientist Explains Why Hodor Can Only Say Hodor

The hulking mass of a man they call Hodor (even though his real name is Walder) is considered mentally inept by every character he meets in the fantasy world George R. R. Martin built because he can only say one word, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Neuroscientist-Explains-Why-Hodor-Can-Only-Say-Hodor/

Twin Tornadoes Captured on Video

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08pjMHKCvxo]YouTube LinkOften, as the old saying goes, "the more, the merrier." That doesn't apply when we're talking tornadoes (unless, of course, you're a tornado watch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Twin-Tornadoes-Captured-on-Video/

Homeless in Hawaii: A Nightmare in Paradise

Roberta Huddy, 50, has lived in her van with her husband for about a year. They are constantly moving to avoid harassment and ticketing by the police. Photo: PF Bentley/Civil Beat Living in the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Homeless-in-Hawaii-A-Nightmare-in-Paradise/

The Tattoos We Don't See

Vancouver-based photographer Spencer Kovats’ photo series Uncovered consists of a number of photo pairs. The first image in each pair is an ordinary shot of a casually clothed pers...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/The-Tattoos-We-Dont-See/

Six Facts You Might Not Know About Bruce Campbell And The Evil Dead

Well before Ash worked at S-Mart, donned a chainsaw arm, and shared the value of owning a good Boomstick, he was just a guy hanging out with his friends in a cabin in the woods, trying to score with a girlfriend he was u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Six-Facts-You-Might-Not-Know-About-Bruce-Campbell-And-The-Evil-Dead/

Tomb Raider from 1996 through 2013

This clever digital image by artist Jerome Caillere shows every incarnation of the character Laura Croft in the Tomb Raider games spanning 17 years. You can view a much larger version here. He made it to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Tomb-Raider-from-1996-through-2013/

The Gory New York City Riot that Shaped American Medicine

Medical doctors didn’t always get the respect they do today, because today they undergo many years of expensive and difficult training and then go on to save lives and/or make us feel better. Neither was the case a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/The-Gory-New-York-City-Riot-that-Shaped-American-Medicine/

Inside the Tour de Suisse Peloton

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE97iUvSHk0#t=27]YouTube LinkThis video is shot from inside the peloton (main group of riders in a bicycle race) of the Tour de Suisse, as the cyclists nea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Inside-the-Tour-de-Suisse-Peloton/

Future Masters of the Universe - My You're A Big Boy!

Future Masters of the Universe by LadyTank StudiosBy looking at what a man he had become you never would have guessed that Adam was such a goofball when he was a kid! He loved playing with his cringing cat friend all da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Future-Masters-of-the-Universe-My-Youre-A-Big-Boy/

Was Voldemort a Virgin? J.K. Rowling Responds

A Quora contributor posed this incredibly indelicate question. Slate, which has been very Slate-like lately, posted it and the most highly ranked response. This led to lengthy discussions in social media...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Was-Voldemort-a-Virgin-JK-Rowling-Responds/

Japanese Ab Machine Ads Give Eyebrows in Other Parts of the World a Workout

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unAuvO3m864][https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT0DsYckiNk]YouTube LinkHave you ever watched late-night television from the couch, in a post-pizza-binge haze, and briefly c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Japanese-Ab-Machine-Ads-Give-Eyebrows-in-Other-Parts-of-the-World-a-Workout/

A Beach Shack That Looks Better Than My House

This 700 square foot house might just be the most beautiful beach shack ever created. Its open floor plan and sliding walls allow residents to set up their privacy as they see fit and the glass walls make the guests feel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/A-Beach-Shack-That-Looks-Better-Than-My-House/

Love and Silverware: The Oneida Community

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again.The Oneida Community wasn’t the first, or last, American group to practice free love and communism. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Love-and-Silverware-The-Oneida-Community/

NYC Subway Dancers Versus the Law

[http://vimeo.com/91910763]Vimeo LinkIn this artistically shot video, London-based, Irish director and photographer Scott Carthy aims his lens at an issue related to Section 1050.6(c) of the New Yor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/NYC-Subway-Dancers-Versus-the-Law/

Disney Princesses Reimagined As, You Know, Whatever

It's a meme with endless possibilities. We've seen the Disney Princesses as gargoyles, Game of Thrones characters, post-apocalyptic warriors, Dungeons & Dragons players, and more. Gemma Correll*/stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Disney-Princesses-Reimagined-As-You-Know-Whatever/

Fire Therapy: The New "Hot" Thing in Weird Medical Treatment

Sir, your crotch is on fire. Photo: CFP If being poked by hundreds of needles or massaged by snakes are too tame for you, here's the next hot thing (literally!) in weird medical spa treatment: fire therapy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/Fire-Therapy-The-New-Hot-Thing-in-Weird-Medical-Treatment/

A Library in Florida Will Let You Check Out an Aerial Drone

(Image: CNN)One of the major trends in libraries in the United States is the development of makerspaces--places where library users can build or fix physical or digital objects. A library may provide too...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/23/A-Library-in-Florida-Will-Let-You-Check-Out-an-Aerial-Drone/










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