Archive for July 28th, 2014

Thrift Store Paintings With Added Touches

Toronto, Ontario-based artist David Irvine thinks green in his life and in his art. In fact, his art, which is sold under the name "The Gnarled Branch," is based on the idea of repurposing and trans...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Thrift-Store-Paintings-With-Added-Touches/

Brilliant Pediatrician Knows How to Make a Toddler Laugh While Getting Shots

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOOxpT9q2mo](Video Link)Dr. Michael Darden is a highly trained pediatrician and allergist. But he's more than just a man of science. He also has a gifted bedside manner. Here he is in his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Brilliant-Pediatrician-Knows-How-to-Make-a-Toddler-Laugh-While-Getting-Shots/

Why Are Cans Shaped That Way?

The metal can is an amazing work of food packaging. They are tough, long-lasting, and convenient. But how did we come to agree on the cylindrical shape of food cans? Nick Berry at Datagenetics (previously at Neatorama) t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Why-Are-Cans-Shaped-That-Way/

Watch This Dog Faint from Excitement after Reuniting with Her Owner

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp03AorAWLY](Video Link)Rebecca Ehalt moved to Slovenia. For two years, her dog, Casey, lived with her parents in Pennsylvania. Their reunion was unexpected but joyful for the nine-year o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Watch-This-Dog-Faint-from-Excitement-after-Reuniting-Her-Owner/

Next Level Cosplay

Look who showed up at Comic Con! Or are they just the best cosplayers ever?Underneath the clothing of Jules Winfield and Vincent Vega are actors Elliot Branch and Dave Cobert, who both appeared in the short Killing T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Next-Level-Cosplay/

Trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgNNb8bm_b8]YouTube LinkAnother day, another movie trailer screened at Comic Con Los Angeles. Featured on Sunday, the final day of Comic Con, was The Hobbit: The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Trailer-for-iThe-Hobbit-The-Battle-of-the-Five-Armiesi/

McGroarty Achieves Room Temperature!

No, you didn’t know Kevin J. McGroarty, unless you are lucky enough to live in West Pittston, Pennsylvania. But you might get to know him a little now, thanks to an extraordinary obituary he probably wrote himself....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/McGroarty-Achieves-Room-Temperature/

Video Compilation of Chemical Reactions

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KFAoqODZok]YouTube LinkThis way cool video is a compilation of chemical reactions footage. Explosion. Disintegration. Deformation. Combustion. Whatever the reaction, it'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Video-Compilation-of-Chemical-Reactions/

Gentle Brain

“It’s a good thing you don’t have a brain, or you’d just take it out and play with it.” That’s a memorable line from a radio skit, but it applies well to Gentle Brain,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Gentle-Brain/

Wheels of a Car Go Round and Round

[http://vimeo.com/101358524]Vimeo LinkRyan Fox, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, attached a GoPro camera to a tire of his car for his Video Sketchbook course. The resu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Wheels-of-a-Car-Go-Round-and-Round/

Cat Stuck in Bird Feeder

We make jokes about how cats look at bird feeders as food traps, but this bird feeder trapped the cat instead of the bird. A cat named Butterscotch in Brandon, Manitoba, got his head stuck inside a bird feeder. The stray...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Cat-Stuck-in-Bord-Feeder/

Surreal Chrome Shark Gun Sculptures

People are constantly unveiling their latest crazy gun mods online, but I have yet to see a mod that involves turning guns into shiny sharks, until now...Christopher Shulz's chrome shark gun hybrid sculptures could be a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Surreal-Chrome-Shark-Gun-Sculptures/

Clootie Wells

[http://vimeo.com/23012088] (vimeo link)There are several places in Scotland, England, and Ireland where the trees are wrapped with rags. These are clootie wells, forests with mineral springs that are believed to have he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Clootie-Wells/

Imperial Propaganda Posters

The posters pictured here were distributed by the Star Wars Rebels group at Comic Con San Diego with the following note:"It is by Imperial Decree that you are requested to proudly display these posters on be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Imperial-Propaganda-Posters/

D.B. Cooper

The man we know as D.B. Cooper has not been seen since he jumped out of an airplane in 1971. Or has he been seen by, uh, hundreds of moviegoers? Randall Munroe of xkcd has an intriguing theory that expla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/DB-Cooper/

Sixteen Crazy Creative Versions of Batman's Cape & Cowl- Cape/Cowl/Create

(All Images Via Zeon Santos)DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Vice Magazine invited twenty artists to come up with their own unique version of Batman’s cape and cowl for an exhibition cal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Sixteen-Crazy-Creative-Versions-of-Batmans-Cape-Cowl-CapeCowlCreate/

Whodunit: Looking for a Lookout

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? *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Whodunit-Looking-for-a-Lookout/

Beijing Based Artist Collaborates With Bees To Create His Sculptures

Bees are an intrinsic part of the natural world, and without them crops will fail, flowers won’t bloom and the human race will be in big trouble, but there’s another thing we’ll be missing out on if bee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Beijing-Based-Artist-Collaborates-With-Bees-To-Create-His-Sculptures/

Baby Raccoons

[http://youtu.be/moOMu0dpcr4] (YouTube link)The Fabulous Mr. Pug put together a compilation of only the best parts of about a dozen videos featuring baby raccoons. The little bandits are so cute at that age! -via Tastefu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Baby-Raccoons/

Tricked by a Watermelon

How can you beat the scorching summer heat? Break open a watermelon and enjoy some cold, sweet, fruit. A friend of Twitter user @min18rff had that idea, but he bought the wrong watermelon. He could...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Tricked-by-a-Watermelon/

Can You Spare Some Rupees For A New Shield?

Link was spotted outside San Diego Comic-Con 2014 playing some sweet melodies on his ocarina, but he wasn’t looking for a badge or a recording contract- he was trying to gather enough rupees to buy a new shield.His...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Can-You-Spare-Some-Rupees-For-A-New-Shield/

Pie Man to the Rescue: 13-plus One-off TV Superheroes

It’s difficult to design a superhero that can sustain a series of comic books or his/her own TV show. But when they’re a guest star, any superhero can be interesting. The weirdest, dumbest, most obscure super...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Pie-Man-to-the-Rescue-13-plus-One-off-TV-Superheroes/

Thirsty Crow Begs for a Drink

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYwRMEomJMM]YouTube LinkThis amusing video shot in 2010 is only now getting major attention. The crow must be completely parched to push this hard for a sip of water. Or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Thirsty-Crow-Begs-for-a-Drink/

Our Neighbor, Mr. Rogers

The following article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. One thing that nearly all Americans born after 1965 have in common is that they grew up watching Mister Rogers. He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Our-Neighbor-Mr-Rogers/

Popcorn Lamp

iDLights took two old plastic popcorn bins (like this one) and turned them into a cute lamp. There's a 15 watt bulb in the bottom and a 9 watt bulb in the top. With its warm light and appropriate theme,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Popcorn-Lamp/

3-year-old Drummer Plays with Orchestra

[http://youtu.be/O4Girrb66lY] (YouTube link)Russian drummer Lyonya Shilovsky is three years old, but he’s already a pro! Watch him play drums with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra. The song is Jacques Offenbach&r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/3-year-old-Drummer-Plays-with-Orchestra/

Babel Fish Cross Stitch

Don't panic! Just hang this cross stitch on your wall to understand what other people are saying to you. In the universe of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Babel Fish is an incredibly useful yet entire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/Babel-Fish-Cross-Stitch/

Safe Baby Pregnancy Tips

Married couple David and Kelly Sopp (previously at Neatorama) wrote a book full of comic advice they call "Safe Baby Pregnancy Tips." The book, perfect for expectant parents, is a lighthear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/iSafe-Baby-Pregnancy-Tipsi/

8-year-old Takes Disabled Brother on Triathlon

Noah and Lucas Aldrich are inseparable brothers. Lucas was born with the brain disorder lissencephaly, which affects his growth and development. Lucas does not walk or talk, but thanks to his parents and brother, he gets...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/28/8-year-old-Takes-Disabled-Brother-on-Triathlon/




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