Archive for June 25th, 2014

Black Glamour Power: The Stars Who Blazed a Trail for Beyoncé and Lupita Nyong'o

Nichelle Gainer of the blog Vintage Black Glamour discovered that one of her aunts had been a model, and another had been an opera singer. As she researched their lives, she uncovered a world of black culture that was hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Black-Glamour-Power-The-Stars-Who-Blazed-a-Trail-for-Beyonc-and-Lupita-Nyongo/

Hey Man, It's Anthony Bourdain

Today is Anthony Bourdain's 58th birthday, and he apparently had no reservations about letting loose and poking fun of his younger self. The dry-witted chef, author and television personality posted this picture of himse...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Hey-Man-Its-Anthony-Bourdain/

10 Facebook Crimes Committed by Parents, Illustrated by Gabriel Silveira

With parents like these, it's no wonder that teenagers are fleeing Facebook in droves! Brazilian artist Gabriel Silveira illustrated the 10 types of Facebook crimes that parents commit to embarrass and annoy thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/10-Facebook-Crimes-Committed-by-Parents-Illustrated-by-Gabriel-Silveira/

Would You Survive on Game of Thrones?

You've been magically transported to the world of Game of Thrones. Would you survive? Choose carefully and hope that the odds are on your side as you proceed through this flowchart made...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Would-You-Survive-on-Game-of-Thrones/

Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks Game

[http://youtu.be/0KyqEl278ao] (YouTube link)The Ministry of Silly Walks is a well-known sketch by the comedy troupe Monty Python. Now Boondoggle Studios has a video game based on that bit of silliness! T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Monty-Pythons-The-Ministry-of-Silly-Walks/

If Britain Had Won the American Revolutionary War

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1YvJBwC4xQ](Video Link)What would it be like? Well, for one thing, we wouldn't call it the American Revolutionary War. It would be called "the Rebellion of Something or Other." Perhaps we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/If-Britain-Had-Won-the-American-Revolutionary-War/

Obie the (No Longer) Tubby Dog

Obie, the tubby dachshund then - via Obie's official website Obie, after losing 55 lb - via Facebook Obie's elderly owners couldn't resist those big brown eyes, and overfed the Dachshund t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Obie-the-No-Longer-Tubby-Dog/

Nostalgia - The Good Old Days Of Gaming

Nostalgia by MathioleVideo games used to be totally radical- they came in awesome boxes with super sweet package art, featured totally far out themes and colorful pixel art, and the art of old school gaming was a far cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Nostalgia-The-Good-Old-Days-Of-Gaming/

Transformers: Age of Extinction Mystery Box - Win What's Inside!

W00t! We've received our Transformers Age of Extinction mystery box from our pal Hasbro not too long ago, and you know what this means: you can win one of 8 Transformers toys within! Here's how you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Transformers-Age-of-Extinction-Mystery-Box-Win-Whats-Inside/

Foster The People's Animated Music Video For Pseudologia Fantastica

(Video Link)Call it what you want, but Foster the People’s fan love, critical acclaim and rising stardom is well deserved because it all comes from the fact that they make some mighty sweet music, at least to my ea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Foster-The-Peoples-Animated-Music-Video-For-Pseudologia-Fantastica/

Today's NeatoPicto Funny Pics - June 25, 2014

It's a (Mouse) Trap! - via Neatorama Facebook Page Check out today's funny pics over at our Lolpic blog, NeatoPicto!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Todays-NeatoPicto-Funny-Pics-June-25-2014/

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

A lot of terms you might think came from science actually came from science fiction. Some of those words, like robot, cryostasis, and spaceship were born in fiction but later became real science. Others...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/31-Essential-Science-Fiction-Terms-And-Where-They-Came-From/

Nature's Dazzling Show

[http://vimeo.com/98276732] Vimeo LinkI've seen other timelapse videos of blooms opening, but I think this one is particularly well shot and mesmerizing. Recently uploaded by David de los Santos Gil of M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Natures-Dazzling-Show/

Amazingly Detailed Miniature Paintings On Food

Paintings don’t come much smaller than the micro paintings created by artist Hasan Kale. Hasan has painted delicate scenes on the side of cactus spines, butterfly wings and seashells, but this time around he's addi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Amazingly-Detailed-Miniature-Paintings-On-Food/

How to Define a Date

Back in the old days, a “date” was part of “courtship,” in which a couple spent time together, usually in a planned activity such as dinner, dancing, or a movie, in order to get to know (and impre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/How-to-Define-a-Date/

Just Kid-ing - Twaggies Episode No. 3

[http://dai.ly/x206obt/172499]We've teamed up with Dailymotion and will be bringing you a new, animated Twaggies short cartoon each month. Some will feature a few tweets by one hilarious Tweeter, others will us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Just-Kid-ing-Twaggies-Episode-No-3/

World's Biggest Haggis Weighs as Much as a Car

The very Scottish gentleman you see pictured above is ready to cut into the largest haggis ever made. The Scottish meat company Hall's produced it for the Royal Highland Show, an agricultural fair held last week....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Worlds-Biggest-Haggis-Weighs-as-Much-as-a-Car/

A London Bus Stop Made Of 100,000 LEGO Bricks

It’s safe to say that Brits, in this instance Londoners, have lots of love for LEGO building bricks, so much love that there's an entire bus stop built out of LEGO bricks in London.The LEGO bus stop was built to ce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/A-London-Bus-Stop-Made-Entirel-Out-Of-LEGO-Bricks/

Landmark Ring Holders

Landmark Ring HoldersYour jewelry deserves an amazing destination. Showcase your precious baubles with a Landmark Ring Holder from the NeatoShop. These small ceramic jewelry dishes are shaped like your favorite architect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Landmark-Ring-Holders/

Churches Underwater

Image: JuanTello/FlickrThese submerged churches and the European and South American lands surrounding them were flooded during the construction of dams in the areas. The church in the last photo shown here stoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Churches-Underwater/

What’s on Your Mind?

[http://vimeo.com/97115097] (vimeo link)Have you ever looked at your friends’ Facebook posts and marveled at how their lives were so much more exciting, successful, and blissful than yours? That’s wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Whats-on-Your-Mind/

New Tumblr Site Celebrates The Good Old Days Of Gaming Magazines

Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine was a treasure trove of video game related news, fun ads and awesome level maps that made gamers eagerly await its arrival every month, and unlike Nintendo Power or Playstation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/New-Tumblr-Site-Celebrates-The-Good-Old-Days-Of-Gaming-Magazines/

9-Year Old Girl Recruited to Play College Basketball

(Photo: Jamie Newman)Jaden Newman is 9 years old and stands 4 feet, 7 inches tall. She's in the fourth grade, but she's already one of the best players on the high school basketball varsity team at Downe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/9-Year-Old-Girl-Recruited-to-Play-College-Basketball/

Sweet Photos of Animal Parents and their Young

  Image: Jan PelcmanThese photos illustrate the close bonds between some animal parents and their offspring. For example, polar bears stay with their cubs for at least two years in order to teach them the survival s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Sweet-Photos-of-Animal-Parents-and-their-Young/

Nafurahi

[http://youtu.be/lsC23izciN4] (YouTube link)Pharrell Williams made his song "Happy" freely available to use and encouraged people all over the world to make their own videos for the song. Hundreds of groups have taken hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Nafurahi/

27 Disney Confessions That Will Melt Your Heart

Walt Disney Confessions is a tumblr blog that, before it was closed, invited readers to anonymously share stories about how they had been positively influenced by Disney movies and characters. Krutika Mallikarjuna of Buz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/27-Disney-Confessions-That-Will-Melt-Your-Heart/

The "Forever Alone" Pod Is Exactly What It Should Be

Life is great...except for all those people and realities you have to deal with. That's why we love this new "Forever Alone" pod that allows you a quiet, shut off space to enjoy your movies, video games, internet and oth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/The-Forever-Alone-Pod-Is-Exactly-What-It-Should-Be/

Was John Wayne a Draft Dodger?

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.He was, quite possibly and probably, the most popular movie star in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Was-John-Wayne-a-Draft-Dodger/

What Gives a Dollar Bill Its Value

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNu5ppFZbHo] YouTube LinkIn this TED-Ed video by Doug Levinson, the concept of the valuation of currency is explained. Watch it and have an instant defense if anyone ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/What-Gives-a-Dollar-Bill-its-Value/

Zero Teapot

Zero TeapotZero in on your love of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas with the ceramic Zero Teapot from the NeatoShop. This frightfully fun collectible looks like Zero the ghost dog, with the handle and the lid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/25/Zero-Teapot/










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