Archive for July 1st, 2014

Bottled Foods Prove That Everything Looks Delicious/Disgusting in Glass

Would you like a nice, cold bottle of macaroni and cheese? Of course you would! A tall glass bottle is a convenient way to carry and eat food, so Tom Davie applied its shape to foods that you might not expect*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Bottled-Foods-Prove-That-Everything-Looks-DeliciousDisgusting-in-Glass/

How Are Those Back To The Future II Predictions Looking?

As we approach 2015, how close are we to the future imagined in Back to the Future Part II? You may be surprised at how prescient that was! Gamma Squad takes a look at five technologies from the movie th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/How-Are-Those-Back-To-The-Future-II-Predictions-Looking/

What Happens to All Canadians on Canada Day

Today is Canada Day, an annual Canadian holiday that marks the establishment of the modern Canadian government by the passage of the British North America Act on July 1, 1867. Redditor engrsohail writes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/What-Happens-to-All-Canadians-on-Canada-Day/

President Abraham Lincoln's Slippers

Abraham Lincoln wore these size 14 goat slippers while relaxing at home, right up until the day he was assassinated. Soon to be displayed at President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C., the slippers are on loan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/President-Abraham-Lincolns-Slippers/

Pedestrian Countdowns Save Pedestrians; Drivers, Not So Much

In cities that have countdowns on their pedestrian walk signs, collisions between cars and pedestrians have decreased since they were installed. You’d expect that. The countdowns make it easier for a pedestrian to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Pedestrian-Countdowns-Save-Pedestrians-Drivers-Not-So-Much/

Fast Food Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

(Video Link)Wherever you go there’s a fast food restaurant lurking around the corner, waiting to fry up pounds of delicious fatty foods for you to stuff in your gob, and yet these ever present restauran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Fast-Food-Facts-You-Wont-Believe-Are-Actually-True/

New Eyes With Which to See Her New Cubs

We suddenly have no shortage of cool cats named Venus at Neatorama! Venus the 6-year-old cheetah recently gave birth to four cubs at her home on the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa. But that wasn't the first time sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/New-Eyes-With-Which-to-See-Her-New-Cubs/

This Amphibious RV Is a True Land Yacht

The Terra Wind is a luxurious custom-built motorhome with everything you could want from a house, including a full set of home appliances, ornate teak cabinetry with gold inlay, and a jacuzzi bath. It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/This-Amphibious-RV-Is-a-True-Land-Yacht/

The Strangest X-Files Fan Fiction Crossovers

Fans of the seminal sci-fi TV show The X-Files haven’t lost any love for the far out adventures of Mulder and Scully even though the show went off the air nearly twelve years ago.However, The X-Files*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/The-Strangest-X-Files-Fan-Fiction-Crossovers/

Funny Pictures of the Day - July 1, 2014

Here's a Bloody Prank That'll Scare the Living Daylights Out of the Next Guy That Renovates This House Love funny pictures? You're in luck! Check out today's funniest pictures over at our LOLp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Funny-Pictures-of-the-Day-July-1-2014/

Surprise Graduations

[http://youtu.be/ZucQP908U7w] (YouTube link)Southern New Hampshire University had several students who could not attend their own graduation ceremony this spring because they were shipped out to military bases or followe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Surprise-Graduations/

Anatomical Venus: Medical Models from 18th Century Europe

These photos show anatomical guides used for educational purposes, first used in 18th century Europe. The figures seem odd in comparison to those seen today, which are absent of many details present in the photos shown h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Anatomical-Venus-Medical-Models-from-18th-Century-Europe/

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?

The New York Times constructed an interactive map of the United States that ranks the nation’s 3,135 counties on a scale that combines the percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree, median household in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Where-Are-the-Hardest-Places-to-Live-in-the-US/

Death Defying Skater Jumps Across Subway Tracks In NYC

The guy in this video took the phrase “skate or die” way too literally when he decided to jump across the 145th Street subway station tracks in Harlem, but it’s a good thing he captured the whole thing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Death-Defying-Skater-Jumps-Across-Subway-Tracks-In-NYC/

Pi├▒ata Skin Rug

Yes, I plugged that piñata right in the neck with a .243 round. People told me that I should use a stick or a bat, but that didn't seem fair.Then I took it to Etsy seller SomeRabbits for processing. The meat was g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Pinata-Skin-Rug/

Describing Colors to a Blind Person

[http://youtu.be/91VUFVp1eXk] (YouTube link)Tommy Edison has been blind all his life, so he has no concept of color. Color is a measure of parameters he cannot perceive, but the connotations different colors have can be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Describing-Colors-to-a-Blind-Person/

Photorealistic Drawings by Marcello Barenghi

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ5ofS0kqb8&list=PLEKv0jWmqLM0nNYlkpXnxeYYYZIqpPY4W] YouTube LinkMilan-based Italian illustrator Marcello Barenghi posts videos of his photorealistic drawing pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Photorealistic-Drawings-by-Marcello-Barenghi/

Tooshlights for More Efficient Public Restrooms

The Hollywood Bowl has a new feature that patrons are delighted with: red and green lights over public restroom stalls, indicating whether someone is in there. The lights, called Tooshlights, can reduce wait times up to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Tooshlights-for-More-Efficient-Public-Restrooms/

Using Non-Disney Words Seems Reasonable in This Case

I suppose that it does not speak well of me, but there are times when I utter non-Disney words when using a computer. But only when the computer has provoked me beyond all reason. And who among you can claim only pure la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Using-Non-Disney-Words-Seems-Reasonable-in-This-Case/

Rejected Princesses Are Too Adult For Disney

Disney has chosen to keep their animated content light and family friendly, which is why some legendary female characters will never make it onto the big screen under the Disney monicker.Characters like Mai Bhago, the Si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Rejected-Disney-Princesses-Are-Too-Adult-For-Disney/

Cereal Taste Test: Name Brand Or Knockoff?

[http://youtu.be/lMu9Y1Sv2SU] (YouTube link)Can you tell the difference between your favorite name-brand cereals and their knockoffs just by taste? The folks who guess correctly here seem to be proud of themselves, but a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Cereal-Taste-Test-Name-Brand-Or-Knockoff/

Spring Cleaning

(Sticky Comics/Christiann MacAuley)That is . . . just about right.When I moved out of my first apartment, I counted 33 bags of trash. I'm not sure how that happened because I owned so little stuff.Moving...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Spring-Cleaning/

The "O Canada" Beer Fridge

[http://youtu.be/t41wNkGvJ9k] (YouTube link)Last year, Molson put a refrigerator full of beer in an English square that would only open if you had a Canadian passport. That made the first Canadian to show up into an inst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/The-O-Canada-Beer-Fridge/

An Indoor Swimming Pool And Functional Floor Space

Indoor pools are awesome, but they also are a huge waste of space when you don't want to go swimming. If you have a mansion, that's no big deal, but for most people, space is a precious commodity. With the Hydrofloo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/An-Indoor-Swimming-Pool-And-Functional-Floor-Space/

Book Review: For Dummies®, the Advanced Series

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Carmen J. GiuntaDepartment of ChemistryLe Moyne College, Syracuse, New YorkIDG Books Worldwide, publishers of the wildly su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Book-Review-For-Dummies-the-Advanced-Series/

Former Disney Animator Is Back With Beautiful Short Film - DUET

(Video Link)Former Disney artist Glen Keane has contributed his incredible skills as an animator to classic features like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, and i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Former-Disney-Animator-Is-Back-With-Beautiful-Short-Film-DUET/

Softball Camp Teams Amputee Kids with Amputee Veterans

The Wounded Warrior Softball Team is an organization of American veterans who have lost limbs in the line of duty, but are still up for athletic challenges. Many of them make use of advanced prostheses. All of them are d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Softball-Camp-Teams-Amputee-Kids-with-Amputee-Veterans/

What Drowning Really Looks Like

It’s summertime, so people are going to be stripping down and hanging out in bodies of water way more than usual, and with the act of swimming, or in some cases floating,  comes the inevitable conclusion that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/What-Drowning-Really-Looks-Like/

Rice Krispie Treat Hamburger with Bacon and Peanut Butter

Nash Ruin, the internet's Vulgar Chef, knows how to make a robust sandwich. This hamburger (NSFW language) is composed of all good things present in a manly kitchen. And it looks like he used pre-made Ri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Rice-Krispie-Treat-Hamburger-with-Bacon-and-Peanut-Butter/

Bites of Fright by Christine McConnell

This is artist and photographer Christine McConnell, a/k/a my role model. She does everything, and does it well. She bakes (Miss Cellania featured the cake she baked of her parents' house last month), and some&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/01/Bites-of-Fright-by-Christine-McConnell/
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