Archive for June 30th, 2014

How to Sleep on an Airplane

Comedian Demetri Martin travels across the county for gigs, so he's spent a lot of time in the sky. As a master of midair sleeping, he's provided this handy guide to sleeping positions that may work for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/How-to-Sleep-on-an-Airplane/

These Superhero Pets Have One Super Power: To Make You Squee with Glee!

Captain America Guinea Pig Bad day today? Superhero hamster, guinea pig and chinchilla to the rescue! We dare you not to squee with joy after seeing these wonderful pets dressed up as superheroes, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/These-Superhero-Pets-Have-One-Super-Power-To-Make-You-Squee-with-Glee/

Road Raging Motorcyclist Gets Instant Karma

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV8NBaqlPYo](Video Link)A car drifted into the lane occupied by a motorcylist on a road in São Paulo, Brazil. The motorcyclist responded by chasing after the driver, then kicking t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Road-Raging-Motorcyclist-Gets-Instant-Karma/

Shane, Please Stop

Anyone who works in a group knows the routine: keep your eye on the bulletin board for updates, reminders, and tips. A little levity goes a long way in getting people to actually pay attention.Redditor Ardentleprechaun c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Shane-Please-Stop/

Magic Red Cards

[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x18ypfx] Psychologist, author, and magician Richard Wiseman (previously on Neatorama) was just playing around with some red cards ... when THIS happened! Could you explain how a t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Magic-Red-Cards/

A Children’s Zoo Hand-Raises a Baby Wallaby

Liv is a tammar wallaby--a marsupial species found in Australia and New Zealand. One day, she fell out of her mama’s pouch. Zookeepers at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska rescued her*/s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/A-Childrens-Zoo-Hand-Raises-a-Baby-Wallaby/

Solar Flare Eruptions Photo from NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory

This is a composite image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory that shows a series of significant solar eruptions occurring over a three-day period in January, 2013. The photo has light wavelengths that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Solar-Flare-Eruptions-Photo-from-NASA-Solar-Dynamics-Observatory/

ABC Meats: All Best Cutz

[http://youtu.be/E6fUDddc_gA] (YouTube link)When was the last time you saw an ad for a butcher shop? The last butcher shop in my town closed down about twenty years ago. This song by The Hip Hop Herd feat. MC Meaty about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/ABC-Meats-All-Best-Cutz/

NeatoPicto Funny Pictures of the Day

Downside to Being a Mountaintop Guru by Bizarro Love funny pics? You're in luck: we've just updated our LOLpic blog NeatoPicto with over a dozen neat new funny pictures. Check it out:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/NeatoPicto-Funny-Pictures-of-the-Day/

Rolo Cheesecake Bars

Yes, you're looking at a computer screen. But I'll bet that if you take a good slurp, you'l be able to detect a bit of chocolate from Danielle's Rolo cheesecake bars. They're made with Rolo candies, whic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Rolo-Cheesecake-Bars/

Mechanical Objects With One and Only One Purpose: To Hold Themselves Up

Cavity Mechanism #14 w/ Glass Dome (2014) San Francisco-based artist Dan Grayber specializes in creating mechanical objects that are intricately designed for one thing and one thing only: "to co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Mechanical-Objects-With-One-and-Only-One-Purpose-To-Hold-Themselves-Up/

Excavator Mulcher Eats Trees

[http://youtu.be/tg7U2yWiPIg] (YouTube link)We had a couple of big pine trees cut down about four years ago and still have a few logs laying around the yard -they’re too hard to chop and too heavy to haul. Pine doe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Excavator-Mulcher-Eats-Trees/

Authors Dressed Up As Their Favorite Characters

Philip Pullman as Long John Silver from Treasure IslandNeil Gaiman as Badger from Wind In The WillowsTerry Pratchett as Just WilliamThe Story Museum in Oxford, England approached photographer Cambridge Jones about contri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Authors-Dressed-Up-As-Their-Favorite-Characters/

Ten Saintly Sweets

The actual title of the article at Atlas Obscura starts with “sinless sweets,” which sounds like something to eat with no fat, no sugar, and no pleasure. That’s a bit misleading, because these sweets ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Ten-Saintly-Sweets/

Swing on Your Lawn with the Field Hammock

Castor Bours and Wouter Widdershoven run Toer, a design studio in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Together, they developed the Field Hammock. It’s an expression of the Hank Hillian notion of:[…]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Swing-on-Your-Lawn-with-the-Field-Hammock/

Putting on Pants Using No Hands

[http://youtu.be/ZwfLgXJpQd0] (YouTube link)The guy who goes by the name Now Studio demonstrates how to put your pants on without using your hands. How useful is this skill in real life? Not very. If you have no hands or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Putting-on-Pants-Using-No-Hands/

FINALLY! A Stylish Hat Helmet (or is it Helmet Hat?) for Bicyclists

Photo: Nara Shin - via Coolhunting Unless you're a five-year-old like my youngest daughter who loves her oh-so-stylish Raskullz Unicorn Helmet, or you're a guy with ample sense of humor and love wear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/FINALLY-A-Stylish-Hat-Helmet-or-is-it-Helmet-Hat-for-Bicyclists/

Life in the Abyss

(Safely Endangered/Chris McCoy)The teenage whale gradually realized that it would always be so, even as an adult. But he cared less, as an adult should.The introvertebrate turned away too many opportunit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Life-in-the-Abyss/

The Dark, Sexy Polaroids Of H.R. Giger

H.R. Giger is generally known for his paintings, his concept art work for the Alien film franchise, and more recently for his amazing biomechanical sculptures, but when Giger wasn't working he was snapping Polaroids t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/The-Dark-Sexy-Polaroids-Of-HR-Giger/

Whodunit: High-Rise Homicide

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad.  These mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution? (I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Whodunit-High-Rise-Homicide/

This Spinning Chair/Sculpture Lets You Rotate Your Views

Kate Brown, an interior designer in Arizona, developed the Etazin. It's a sculpture that you can find at Taliesen West, a house in Scottsdale that Frank Lloyd Wright designed and lived in. Etazin is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/This-Spinning-ChairSculpture-Lets-You-Rotate-Your-Views/

Bizarro: Diagnosis

Dan Piraro is a Spinal Tap fan. Of course he is. This Bizarro comic stars the band’s guitarist Nigel Tufnel, whose amp is special because it goes to eleven. He’s even special in his physical...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Bizarro-Diagnosis/

Panovator's Geeky Stained Glass

Tumblr blogger Panovator is an artist in ceramics, stained glass, knit work, and chainmail. Lately, she has gotten a lot of attention for stained glass work. Pictured above is a panel showing the Marvel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Panovators-Geeky-Stained-Glass/

Half Breeds: An Overview of Crossbreeding Species

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe.The Snortgurgle. (Image credit: Billertl)What do you get when you cross a goat with a spider? You’re abo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Half-Breeds-An-Overview-of-Crossbreeding-Species/

What? Don't You Want to Have Kids Someday?

At no point before or after I had children have I had any doubt that I wanted to have kids.But it's not for everyone. There trade-offs. Sarah Andersen wants to keep her ice cream. And possibly her sanity...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/What-Dont-You-Want-to-Have-Kids-Someday/

Catface of Venus

This cat has a face that should go Hollywood. Venus, a five-year old tortoiseshell cat, has two different colored eyes and two different colors of fur split perfectly down the middle of her puss. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/Catface-of-Venus/

How to Make Glass Disappear

[http://youtu.be/UIovk_LgHRA] (YouTube link)Ross Exton of the Live Science Team shows us a magic trick, with a science lesson on how it really works. You can put completely transparent glass in completely transparent wat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/How-to-Make-Glass-Disappear/

A Lyre Made Out Of A Human Skull

The lyre is a distant relative of the modern day guitar, yet it’s not really considered the type of instrument a heavy metal band would want to play onstage, but maybe this morbid instrument will change their mind....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/A-Lyre-Made-Out-Of-A-Human-Skull/

The Barbie Dream Hearse

Yes, Barbie once owned her dream house. And a dream car. But now she's taking her final ride in Kat's Barbie Dream Hearse. This beautiful art car based in Seattle is available for rent. You can be chauff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/30/The-Barbie-Dream-Hearse/




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