Archive for July 16th, 2014

Skydivers Land On Slip 'N Slide

[http://youtu.be/JNDQNoOrqI0] (YouTube link)How do you add extra excitement to skydiving? Try landing on a huge Slip ‘N Slide! That’s what skydivers Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson did in Arizona. It takes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Skydivers-Land-On-Slip-N-Slide/

RxMen: Comical Cures for Super Symptoms

Sometimes, even superheroes need a break from their superpowers. Now they can (no Hope Serum required!), thanks to a little help from illustrator Ryan Quickfall and Shutterstock. Armorol: E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/RxMen-Comical-Cures-for-Super-Symptoms/

For the First Time, A Woman Has Completed the American Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course

American Ninja Warrior is a television show that airs on NBC and the Esquire Network. The center of the show is a demanding obstacle course that requires phenomenal strength and agility. For six seasons, athlete...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/For-the-First-Time-A-Woman-Has-Completed-the-American-Ninja-Warrior-Obstacle-Course/

The Cartoon Mascot Quiz

Tony the Tiger is a gimme, because they used that for a background image, but just about every food product marketed to children has a cartoon mascot, or did at one time or another. Test your knowledge of product mascots...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/The-Cartoon-Mascot-Quiz/

5 Paralyzed Dogs Playing Fetch Are Adorable

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3q118uhKJM](Video Link)Gritta Goetz takes her dogs out to a field to play. 5 of the 8 dogs have wheeled carts for back legs. This slows them down a little bit, but they still have fun. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/5-Paralyzed-Dogs-Playing-Fetch-Are-Adorable/

What Happens to a Snake in Zero Gravity

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5sg0dHqW-Q](Video Link)Today is World Snake Day. To mark the occasion, Jason G. Goldman of io9 describes how different animals respond to the microgravity that they experience on Vomit Co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/What-Happens-to-a-Snake-in-Zero-Gravity/

NeatoramaBot Daily Doodle by Jak Gibberish

NeatoShop artist Jak Gibberish created this awesome illustration of NeatoramaBot fist bumping BMO from Adventure Time as one of his daily doodle. Like BMO once said, this does compute! Don't forge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/NeatoramaBot-Daily-Doodle-Jak-Gibberish/

25 Cases of Creative Illumination

Forms of Nature chandelierThyra Hilden & Pio Diaz, designersHighlighted here are a collection of inspired illuminations; lighting concepts that are unique and beautiful as they are useful. An inter...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/25-Cases-of-Creative-Illumination/

For Training Porpoises - Live Mammals Are Waiting To Take Your Call

For Training Porpoises by SteveOramAWhen you call Dolphin Enterprises Incorporated you don't get cast off to an automatic computer answering system, you get a real life mammal on the other end of the line, and they are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/For-Training-Porpoises-Live-Mammals-Are-Waiting-To-Take-Your-Call/

Infographic Demonstrates That Nature Really Bites

Backpacking and hiking can be a fun, relaxing way to spend some quality time outdoors, and every nature lover knows it’s the best way to see critters up close and personal like.That’s where the trouble begins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Infographic-Demonstrates-That-Nature-Really-Bites/

The First International Drone Photography Awards

First Place Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia Image: CapungaeroDronestagram, in parnership with National Geographic, held an International Drone Photography Awards contest, which began on May 15, 201...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/The-First-International-Drone-Photography-Awards/

Helpful Sun Wants to Blast Out Your Eye Sockets

(Pie Comic/John McNamee)The sun loves you. Unless you're driving east in the morning. Then it wants to kill you and everyone else on the road. Pro tip: navigate by echolocation. It takes a bit of pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Helpful-Sun-Wants-to-Blast-Out-Your-Eye-Sockets/

Geometric Tattoos by Chaim Machlev

Israeli artist Chaim Machlev works in Berlin as a tattoo artist, under the professional moniker Dots to Lines. Machlev left Israel after living there until age 30 because he wanted to dedicate his life to the a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Geometric-Tattoos-by-Chaim-Machlev/

Artist Recreates His Childhood Drawings From Over Twenty Years Ago

Kids love to draw, and they don’t care what those drawings look like because why should they? They’re kids, having fun doing something that also helps them develop skills like hand eye coordination, spatial a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Artist-Recreates-His-Childhood-Drawings-From-Over-Twenty-Years-Ago/

41 Facts About Dogs

[http://youtu.be/ZovxZMaojz4] (YouTube link)There are plenty of things that dog lovers need to know, like how to care for them and make the most of your lives together. Beyond that, there are plenty of stories about dogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/41-Facts-About-Dogs/

Photo: Clouds Flowing over the Rock of Gibraltar

(Photo: Mac Dor)This is the Levanter Cloud, an unusual and beautiful cloud formation that appears on Gibraltar. That promontory rises high into the air before the Levanter, a wind that blows west out of the Mediterranean...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Photo-Clouds-Flowing-over-the-Rock-of-Gibraltar/

Weird Al's "Foil"

[http://youtu.be/w-0TEJMJOhk] (YouTube link)The third of Weird Al Yankovic’s new videos from the album Mandatory Fun was produced in cooperation with College Humor. This parody of “Royals” by L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Foil/

Real Life Peter Griffin Spotted In Allentown

Attendees at the Allentown, Pennsylvania Comic Con were treated to an impromptu performance by a real life cartoon character, a man who looks, sounds and (kinda) acts like a real life Peter Griffin from that Family G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Real-Life-Peter-Griffin-Spotted-In-Allentown/

Stunning Hummingbird Macros by Chris Morgan

A few days ago, John Farrier showed Neatorama readers what a flock of hummingbirds looks like. This is what exquisite macros of hummingbirds — specifically, Green-crowned Brilliants (Heliodoxa jacula)&nbs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Stunning-Hummingbird-Macros-by-Chris-Morgan/

Remember? - A Matter Of Perspective

Remember? by Unknown ArtistIt's easy to get so caught up in your own life that you start thinking of yourself as the center of the universe, but when that happens just remember- you're an insignificant speck of dust in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Remember-A-Matter-Of-Perspective/

Ultra Pure Water

(video link)People are always filtering, purifying, and even distilling their water to make it as pure as possible. Of course, it's a good idea to get rid of germs and toxins, but what if we achieved perfectly pure water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Ultra-Pure-Water/

Gummy Bear Bratwurst Is, Thankfully, Completely Real

(Photo: Grist)Peanut butter and chocolate. Pasta and tomato sauce. Beer and chicken wings. Bratwurst and gummy bears.Some foods, just by nature's design, belong together. That's why it was inevitable that someone wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Gummy-Bear-Bratwurst-Is-Thankfully-Completely-Real/

The Unveiling of Ellen

The Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago posted a story about a dog they found. At least they were pretty sure it was a dog -that’s about all they knew at first.  On July 13th, TAF went and picked up a clump of p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/The-Unveiling-of-Ellen/

Using a Forklift to Lift Another Forklift

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaqpaJhSwmE](Video Link)With one forklift, you can get the crate into the trailer. But you can't get the crate to the back of the trailer. For that, you'll need another forklift and a tou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Using-a-Forklift-to-Lift-Another-Forklift/

Living With Nature In South Africa

If you live somewhere as beautiful as the Eye of Africa Estate, you want to take advantage of the area's natural beauty as much as possible. That's why W design architecture set out to create a home that would enhan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Living-With-Nature-In-South-Africa/

Nobel Thoughts: Horst Störmer

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable ResearchProfound insights of the laureatesby Marc AbrahamsHorst Störmer is a research physicist at Bell Laboratories and at Columbia Univer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Nobel-Thoughts-Horst-Strmer/

Train Music and More Street Art by Bordalo Segundo

Bordalo Segundo, a street artist in Lisbon, has been experimenting with train tracks lately. He uses their parallel lines to form shapes in larger images, such as the staff lines in sheet music or outstretched arms. *str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Train-Music/

X-Ray Photos of Toy Robots, Pistols, Helicopters and Jets

Australian photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick was previously featured on Neatorama for his lovely x-ray images of flowers. This time around, his series of children's toy x-rays has our attention. ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/X-Ray-Photos-of-Toy-Robots-Pistols-Helicopters-and-Jets/

Grey Poupon--The Action-Packed Lost Footage

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqIZa3PTX6c](Video Link)Grey Poupon, the Dijon mustard brand, is noted for its claims as a food for the rich and refined. A classic commercial for it that aired throughout the 80s sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Grey-Poupon-The-Action-Packed-Lost-Footage/

Ariel and Prince Hans

Last weekend, I finally watched Frozen on TV, and enjoyed it. If you have, you might wonder what happened after the events of the story. Artist Holly Oak Hill imagines another entire story of Prince Hans...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/16/Merhans/








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