Archive for July 22nd, 2014

SCAD Tower Free Fall

[http://youtu.be/JjEsWj369rc] (YouTube link)Here’s the simplest idea for a theme park ride yet. In fact, it’s not even a “ride” at all, unless you count the elevator trip up. The Sky Tower in Tivo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/SCAD-Tower-Free-Fall/

Book Map

If you love books and maps, then Dorothy Collective (previously on Neatorama) has got the cartographical wonder for you: their Book Map features titles of over 600 books by literature's greatest authors - from Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Book-Map/

Circumrotation as Optical Illusion

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNe6fsaCVtI]YouTube LinkThis video presents an optical illusion of sorts in the form of white circles inside a larger red circle. The simplicity of the illusion is, to me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Circumrotation-as-Optical-Illusion/

Bear with a Batman Logo on His Chest

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd1Ior68i_k](Video Link)He's the bear we deserve, but not the bear we need right now because it's just too hot. Rescuers saved this bear, who is named Georges when he does not wear the cow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Bear-with-a-Batman-Logo-on-His-Chest/

The Birth Of The Alphabet

Before there is a font there are letters and an alphabet, but where do letters come from? According to artist Andreas Scheiger they go through an embryonic stage before they become part of the written word.You may rememb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/The-Birth-Of-The-Alphabet/

I'm On Vacation

[http://youtu.be/M2WTRqCu_DY] (YouTube link)Your trip to the beach, or the mountains, or a national park never goes perfectly. But that’s okay, because you’re on vacation! Getting away from the every...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Im-On-Vacation/

Oral Alphabet

This novel sculptural piece by Takayuki Ogawa shows each letter of the alphabet in the form of a mouth shaped to pronounce that letter. Oral:phabet, as he calls it, is an exploration of the emotional com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Oral-Alphabet/

Training Is Coming - Animated Winter Tales

Training is Coming by a_man_oxfordWinter may be blowing in cold, but those young viking dragon trainers know how to deal with the cold- they grew up in the North and never hid behind the wall when those icy white storms...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Training-Is-Coming-Animated-Winter-Tales/

Found: Cat Snake

A found pet ad was posted at Craiglist for Richmond, Virginia. If it’s yours, you should go get it. The accompanying text:Found (assuming) pet. Some sort of cat snake? Long and nimble but with dryi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Found-Cat-Snake/

Give a Man a Fish - Twaggies Episode No. 4

[http://dai.ly/x21nqhk/172499]We've teamed up with Dailymotion and will be bringing you a new, animated Twaggies short cartoon each month. Today's episode features our good friend Jeff Wysaski of @pleatedj...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/21/Give-a-Man-a-Fish-Twaggies-Episode-No-4/

The World's Most Badass ... Vespa Scooter?!

Photo: C. Galliani/Wikimedia Quick, what does the word "Vespa" bring to mind? If you say "cute lil' scooter," you probably haven't seen this image above of the Vespa 150 TAP (for Troup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/The-Worlds-Most-Badass-Vespa-Scooter/

Scientifically Accurate Spider-Man

(Maximumble/Chris Hallbeck)He's Spider-Man. Did you think that was just a costume? Nah, man. He was bitten by an actual spider. If you want to survive, you should have gotten caught by Charles Xavier. An...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Scientifically-Accurate-Spider-Man/

The Summit Scaling Subculture of Highpointing

Highpointing is a sport, or hobby, in which people aim to climb the highest point in different geographical areas, like the highest point in all 50 states, or the highest points in one’s home country or continent,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/The-Summit-Scaling-Subculture-of-Highpointing/

One Simple Chart Shows 72 Uses For Common Household Products

People have been using common substances like citrus juices, oils and vinegars for cooking, as household cleaners and personal grooming products, for centuries, and many of the store bought products we buy everyday us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/One-Simple-Chart-Shows-72-Uses-For-Common-Household-Products/

Drawings That Practically Define "Photorealism"

Malaysian artist Monica Lee may spend up to a month on a single drawing until she decides it is complete, but the result is photorealist nirvana. “I like to challenge myself with complex portraits, e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Drawings-That-Practically-Define-Photorealism/

Desert Woodrats Use Gut Microbes for Detox

Ed Yong tells of a case in which a species leapfrogs thousands of years of evolution by getting microbes to do it for them. A certain population of the desert woodrat eats the creosote bush, which contains a deadly toxin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Desert-Woodrats-Use-Gut-Microbes-for-Detox/

This Is Going to Hurt Me a Lot More Than It's Going to Hurt You

(Fowl Language Comics/Brian Gordon)The wise philosopher Bill Cosby once said, "Parents are not interested in justice. They want quiet." This was funny before I had children. Then it became funny and*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/This-Is-Going-to-Hurt-Me-a-Lot-More-Than-Its-Going-to-Hurt-You/

Japanese Cosplayers Who Strive For Maximum Accuracy

(Image Via kasumi_s2461)Cosplay has evolved from faithful adaptation to original creations by cosplayers that make their way into the pages of comic books, the students truly having become the masters.Creativity is key,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Japanese-Cosplayers-Who-Strive-For-Maximum-Accuracy/

Cucco March - Why Did The Link Cross The Road?

Cucco March by MiskiIf you can't beat 'em, join 'em, and if you play them a happy tune they might forgive you for throwing them around all these years! Link has mastered the art of chicken whispering with a jaunty tune,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Cucco-March-Why-Did-The-Link-Cross-The-Road/

A Cat-mapping Lesson in Privacy

Owen Mundy of Florida State University created the website I Know Where Your Cat Lives, which is a lot like Cat Map, a now-defunct site that proved popular last year. You can look at a random cat and see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/A-Cat-mapping-Lesson-in-Privacy/

Trompe-l'œil Animal Murals by Fiona Tang

Vancouver-based artist Fiona Tang uses charcoal, chalk pastel and acrylics as her media to create these virbant murals that appear to be three dimensional at certain viewing angles. Tang achieves this effe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Trompe-loeil-Animal-Murals-by-Fiona-Tang/

Adorable Superman and Wonder Woman Wedding

(Photo: Jacquelyn Philips Photography)'Baby, you're my Wonder Woman.''Honey, you're a Superman to me.'Reinesha and Devan must feel this way about each other because they had a superhero-themed wedding with Reinesha as th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Adorable-Superman-and-Wonder-Woman-Wedding/

High Speed Photos Of People Emerging From A Waterslide

There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues quite like taking a dip in the pool, and when the doggy paddling grows tiresome folks head to a good old fashioned water park for some water based thrills and spills.Tho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/High-Speed-Photos-Of-People-Flying-Out-Of-A-Waterslide/

Weird Al’s “Mission Statement”

[http://youtu.be/GyV_UG60dD4] (YouTube link)The final of the eight music videos released in eight days from Weird Al Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun album is here. “Mission Statement” is every busines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Weird-Als-Mission-Statement-2/

More Accurate Names for Everyday Objects

Doghouse Diaries has some excellent ideas. A beard really is just chest hair that overflows your chest as a result of your excessive manliness. And when it's early in the morning and the dog wants a walk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/More-Accurate-Names-for-Everyday-Objects/

A Plea for Nostril Research

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.[EDITOR'S NOTE: We received this note via a scholarly e-mail discussion list, and immediately offered to aid Dr. Landry in his research. The text is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/A-Plea-for-Nostril-Research/

Top Ten Ways To Hack Your Grill

It's summertime, which means a lot of people will be grillin’ and chillin’, and whether you’re a grill master or you’re still too scared to light your own coals you’re bound to find somethin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Top-Ten-Ways-To-Hack-Your-Grill/

Woman Writes to Advice Columnist to Brag about How Awesome Her Boyfriend Is

(Image: unknown)I think that the term for this note is "humblebrag." She knows that she's found an absolute keeper and is acting concerned as a way to show off her man. I can't really blame her.Dear Perplexed: What...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Woman-Writes-to-Advice-Columnist-to-Brag-about-How-Awesome-Her-Boyfriend-Is/
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