Archive for July 8th, 2014

Middle School Students Dig Tunnel with Stolen Spoons in Bid to Escape School

(Image: United Artists)The prisoners, ages 11-14, were kept in Djanogly City Academy under the watchful eye of head teacher Elaine Crookes, the toughest commandant in all of Nottingham, UK. But the students were mindful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Middle-School-Students-Dig-Tunnel-with-Stolen-Spoons-in-Bid-to-Escape-School/

Uncontacted Tribe in Brazil Ends Its Isolation

An isolated tribe in the Amazon rainforest along the Upper Envira River in Brazil is willingly making contact with the outside world, "a momentous and potentially tragic step." Members of the tribe approached Brazilian g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Uncontacted-Tribe-in-Brazil-Ends-Its-Isolation/

Ten Fun Facts About Forrest Gump

Forrest says that life is like a box of shrimp flavored chocolates that make you run, Forrest, run to the nearest toilet when you’re done. Oh, and his love interest Jenny became a hippie and made some really bad de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Ten-Fun-Facts-About-Forrest-Gump/

7 Kittens Bob Their Heads in Perfect Unison

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr39jPapmBU](Video Link)This is so cute! On June 14, Florence Sallas of Triskel Maine Coon, a cattery in Quebec, lined up seven kittens for a group photo. Sallas decided to start by w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/7-Kittens-Bob-Their-Heads-in-Perfect-Unison/

Forgotten Vials of Smallpox Found in Storage Room

We’ve been telling you for years that the only smallpox left in the world were two laboratory repositories, one in Russia and the other at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. We’ve even discussed the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Forgotten-Vials-of-Smallpox-Found-in-Storage-Room/

Hilarious: 2 Dogs Menace Each Other across Imaginary Barrier

[http://youtu.be/9b1ljvVu5I4](Video Link)'Buddy, you'd better be glad that there's a fence between us. If the humans hadn't put up this insurmountable wall, I'd tear your throat out.'It's like an argument from the intern...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Hilarious-2-Dogs-Menace-Each-Other-across-Imaginary-Barrier/

Surprise Sloth Sex Shocks Staffers

ZSL (Zoological Society of London) London Zoo keepers weren't privy to a secret between their two-toed sloths Leander and Marilyn. The pair had successfully mated and Marilyn was pregnant, something...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Surprise-Sloth-Sex-Shocks-Staffers/

Kids React To The Original Nintendo Game Boy

The original Nintendo Game Boy recently turned 25 years old, and even though mobile gaming has come a long way from the days of tiny green pixels, and screens so small you can hardly tell what's going on in the game, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Kids-React-To-The-Original-Nintendo-Game-Boy/

Home in a Bus

Freelance Surf-craft builder Ryan Lovelace bought a 1948 Chevy bus that had a microbus extension on top.Late May 2012 - The day I bought Ophelia.  The 1948 Chevy bus I found on craigslist that was described as, &ldq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Home-in-a-Bus/

Alien vs. Pussycat

Romp Through Elysian FieldsAlien vs. PussycatDave Melvin is a highly skilled artist who makes digital images of frightening, monstrous creatures. Sometimes, though, he takes a break and draws xenomorphs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Alien-vs-Pussycat/

Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.A cement version of Humpty Dumpty, created by artist Roger Tofte, sat on a wall at Enchanted Forest theme park in Salem, Oregon, since 1970. Un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Humpty-Dumpty-Had-a-Great-Fall/

A Hedgehog among the Pine Cones

The hedgehog is the one that's a lighter color than the others. Did you guess correctly? Good! This is Marutaro, an adorable hedgehog who is a internet celebrity thanks to his surpassing cuteness. We've already seen him...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/A-Hedgehog-among-the-Pine-Cones/

The Most Common Common Complaints At Restaurants

Very few workers deal with as many complaints on a daily basis as those in the foodservice industry, and whether you’re a busser, server, or simply pouring drinks in a restaurant bar, you hear your fair share of co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/The-Most-Common-Common-Complaints-At-Restaurants/

The Enterprise Night Crew

[http://youtu.be/G4ApQrbhQp8] (YouTube link)Captain Picard, Troi, and Worf cannot be on duty 24 hours a day -they all need sleep. So the Enterprise, like any other ship, has a relief crew for the night hours. An...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/The-Enterprise-Night-Crew/

The US Is Becoming the Surrogate Pregnancy Capital of the World

(Photo: Matt Rainey/New York Times)Paulo and João, who are pictured above, wanted to start a family. But as a same-sex couple, they could not produce a child on their own. They wanted to hire a woman to b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/The-US-Is-Becoming-the-Surrogate-Pregnancy-Capital-of-the-World/

The Jurassic Park Theme As Sung By Goats

People love having goats around for all kinds of reasons, from their incredible ability to eat just about anything to the fact that they like to headbutt stuff and stand on top of barrels, but it's safe to say goats aren...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/The-Jurassic-Park-Theme-As-Sung-By-Goats/

Science Fiction Landscapes by Roger Dean

Roger Dean is a British illustrator, designer and architect who is probably best known for his cover art for bands such as Asia and Yes. These illustrations by Dean seem ripe for fantastic stories of exotic, alien worlds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Science-Fiction-Landscapes-by-Roger-Dean/

Spelunking Gone Wrong- Man Gets Stuck In Cave As Water Starts To Rise

(Image Via YouTube)Spelunking seems like an extremely dangerous hobby, and truly terrifying for people who have a problem with confined spaces, bats, and the dark.Those who choose to take up spelunking spend a lot of tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Spelunking-Gone-Wrong-Man-Gets-Stuck-In-Cave-As-Water-Starts-To-Rise/

Ali Kat's Custom Guitars Look Like Classic Cars Because They're Made from Classic Car Parts

This guitar looks like the tail of a 1959 Cadillac. That's because Dave Gartland, the custom guitar builder also known as Ali Kat, made it using Cadillac parts. It even has working tail lights!Gartland makes a wide array...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Ali-Kats-Custom-Guitars-Look-Like-Classic-Cars-Because-Theyre-Made-from-Classic-Car-Parts/

You Shall Not Pass, Dog!

[http://youtu.be/sUQuPbBWuu8] (YouTube link)You have to admit that a cat sitting on the stairs is a dangerous thing. For a human, it’s the risk of stepping on the cat and falling. For a golden retriever named Bo-So...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/You-Shall-Not-Pass-Dog/

Everyday Objects Tweaked by Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann, an illustrator for the New York Times and other publications, is always looking for new approaches to making visual art. He once illustrated a marathon while running it. He's also created...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Everyday-Objects-Tweaked-by-Christoph-Niemann/

Meeting Your Girlfriend’s Best Friend

[http://youtu.be/wenxJeEVtZc] (YouTube link)Let’s take a look in on an anxiety-producing scenario. A guy is meeting his girlfriend’s best friend for the first time. It occurs to him that although she’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Meeting-Your-Girlfriends-Best-Friend/

The WokMon Can Make Your Stir Fry Seriously Wok

If you love stir frys, you've probably noticed that it's practically impossible to make a restaurant-quality one at home even if you have all the right ingredients and a wok. While some people claim it's the MSG (and it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/The-WokMon-Can-Make-Your-Stir-Fry-Seriously-Wok/

Working With Victor Borge

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.A conversation with Leonid Hambroby Marc AbrahamsVictor Borge died on December 23, 2000, a few days before his 92nd (or, according t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Working-With-Victor-Borge/

Scientific Research Suggests Plants Can Hear Themselves Being Eaten

(Image Via Roger Meissen)Many vegetarians/vegans feel that raising animals for food is an inhumane and barbaric practice, yet they gladly chomp down on fresh fruits and vegetables without a care in the world for what tho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Scientific-Research-Suggests-Plants-Can-Hear-Themselves-Being-Eaten/

A Wheelchair Route for the Bold

(Photo: @s_konnyaku)How well can you maneuver that wheelchair? You'd better be good, or you're going for a swim.Annoying, but typical: the designers put the next save point on the far side of this path. If you want to co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/A-Wheelchair-Route-for-the-Bold/

7 Myths About The Brain

[http://youtu.be/DfgkAJmp9-A] (YouTube link)There are certain bits of knowledge that are repeated so many times in popular culture that we eventually start to believe them. Many of these “facts” are oversimpl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/7-Myths-About-The-Brain/

Toddler Walks on Prosthetic Legs for the First Time and Proclaims, "I Got It!"

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrGsdrW8HlE](Video Link)Hayden Kinckle casually says, "I got it" as he walks for the first time since January. It's been a long struggle. He was born with omphalocele, a birth defect in wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Toddler-Walks-on-Prosthetic-Legs-for-the-First-Time-Proclaims-I-Got-It/

Nightmare Playgrounds

This creature is in a sculpture garden for kids in Starokonstantinov, Ukraine. It’s part of an epic three-part series at Dark Roasted Blend on nightmarish playgrounds with weird structures from around the world tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/08/Nightmare-Playgrounds-2/






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