Archive for 2014

This Athlete Is a Master of Butt Skipping

Butt skipping is like jump rope, except that you do it with your butt. Instead of leaping over a rope at just the right moment, you clench your buttocks together and propel yourself off the ground just long enough for th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/This-Athlete-Is-a-Master-of-Butt-Skipping/

These Seniors Prove You're Never Too Old To Look Good

(Image Link)Getting older doesn’t mean giving up your sense of humor or your unique sense of style, and everybody loves to hang out with a fun loving senior citizen, especially when they’re wearing a hilariou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/These-Seniors-Prove-Youre-Never-Too-Old-To-Look-Good/

CakeBoy - A Gamer's Delicious Dream Come True!

CakeBoy by Jango SnowBMO wanted to make something special for you to celebrate the holidays, but he got distracted helping Finn and Jake save the world, so he has just now gotten around to baking you a cake! It's modele...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/CakeBoy-A-Gamers-Delicious-Dream-Come-True/

New Year Resolution

I wasn’t sure if this was a foreshadowing or just a New Year gag from Chris at Lunarbaboon, so I went to his Facebook page and it appears to be an announcement, indeed! Expect a new character in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/New-Year-Resolution-2/

Happy New Year, Neatoramanauts!

Image: All For You/Shutterstock Happy New Year, Neatoramanauts! All of us here at Neatorama and Neatoshop wish you a happy and safe New Year 2015. We hope that the new year will bring you many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Happy-New-Year-Neatoramanauts-2/

Action Movie Kid Receives Hippo For Christmas, Chaos Ensues

[http://youtu.be/XpRJwysIdEA]YouTube LinkDreamworks animator and father Daniel Hashimoto has created a new episode of his Action Movie Kid video series (previously on Neatorama). In Hashimoto's videos, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Action-Movie-Kid-Receives-Hippo-For-Christmas-Chaos-Ensues/

Margaret Hamilton, the Engineer Who Took Apollo to the Moon

The name Margaret Hamilton may make you think of the actress who portrayed the Wicked Witch of the West, but this Margaret Hamilton is the software engineer who kept the Apollo 11 mission on track to the moon. The photo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Margaret-Hamilton-the-Engineer-Who-Took-Apollo-to-the-Moon/

Old Man vs. Robber

[http://vimeo.com/115381495](Video Link)Old Tricks is a delightful short film about a disabled old man who lives alone. He looks like the perfect prey for a robber. He's confined to a wheelchair and has to use a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Old-Man-vs-Robber/

ABC News' Top Ten Recipes of 2014

Herhey Kisses Chocolate Chip CookiesIf you're entertaining over the next few days and are looking for another dish or two to liven up your spread, check out this top ten list that ABC News/Good Morning America w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/ABC-News-Top-Ten-Recipes-of-2014/

Daddy and the Cutest Little Surfer

Cory Lopez is a professional surfer who has won multiple titles at surfing competitions around the world. But more importantly, he's a father. He loves his daughter Alana and wants to share his passion with her. So he to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Daddy-and-the-Cutest-Little-Surfer/

Comet Lovejoy Heralds the New Year

Comet C/2014 Q2, commonly called Lovejoy after its discoverer Terry Lovejoy, is passing near Earth right now. Bad Astronomer Phil Plait watched it a couple of days ago, and says it will become brighter over the next coup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Comet-Lovejoy-Heralds-the-New-Year/

There Are Over 300 People Walking Around Named Abcde

(Image Link)As the owner of an unusual name I will attest to the impact a name can have on your life- people comment on your name whenever they see it, you can’t use your real name at places like Starbucks because...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/There-Are-Over-300-People-Walking-Around-Named-Abcde/

21 Things That Turned 21 This Year

[http://youtu.be/HBlqRGr9fpY] (YouTube link)John Green takes a look back at 2014 in a bit of a different way in this week’s mental_floss List Show. He looks all the way back to 1993 in order to count 21 things that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/21-Things-That-Turned-21-This-Year/

Clip Art Skull - Clip Art Face Skin Not Included

Clip Art Skull by tomburnsSkulls are made out of all kinds of cool stuff, like ligaments, cartilage and bone, but when you make a skull out of all kinds of old timey stuff, like clip art pictures of pigs in dresses and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Clip-Art-Skull-Clip-Art-Face-Skin-Not-Included/

School Lunch or Prison Lunch? A Quiz

Which institutional sustenance do you imagine to be more foul, prison or school cafeteria food? Both are legendary for being less than appetizing. Even media portrayals of the servers of these meals are unflattering; I s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/School-Lunch-or-Prison-Lunch-A-Quiz/

A Doughy Meal Prepared With Play-Doh Toys

It’s time to take our kitchens back to the days of Play-Doh buffets and Easy Bake Oven cake walks. It's time to return our refined palates to those days when we ate something the lunch lady called stew and chewed o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/A-Doughy-Meal-Prepared-With-Play-Doh-Toys/

Headline of the Year

A good headline writer is a font of gold. Or web traffic, which leads to gold. The Washington Post express edition has one. This was a headline for a print edition article about the impending divorce of comedian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Headline-of-the-Year/

Neutral Bridges Are Now Dutch

In 2002, new European banknotes were introduced, in different denominations of the Euro. The currency was designed so that no nation was favored over others. They contain architectural images, including seven different b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Neutral-Bridges-Are-Now-Dutch/

Seven Things You May Not Know About Goodfellas

[http://youtu.be/Y1GlTNQQf3A]YouTube LinkCineFix presents us with seven things we may not know about Scorsese's mob classic Goodfellas. Drop in once more on Henry, Jimmy, Tommy and Uncle Paulie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Seven-Things-You-May-Not-Know-About-iGoodfellasi/

Russians in the Snow

[http://youtu.be/qMSWpJmiMjU] (YouTube link)How do you walk down the road when you can’t see where the road is? There’s a sign, but it’s almost buried, too! Vladivostok was buried under several feet of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Russians-in-the-Snow/

Writing Prompt: When Skydivers Meet

Google's job interviews are famously tough, but Alan felt confident: he had clearly passed the handshake test. Nonetheless, he felt a bit anxious when he realized that he should have visited the restroom before meeting t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Writing-Prompt-When-Skydivers-Meet/

I Work at a Public Library

Gina Sheridan is a librarian in St. Louis. Over the course of her career, she’s collected stories of the weird things, people, and situations that arise at the library from her personal experiences. The result is t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/I-Work-at-a-Public-Library/

These Cats Have Mastered The Art Of The Photobomb

(Image Link)When you see a dog photobombing a picture chances are the canine in question just wandered into the shot, unaware of what’s going on around them, but cats have made an artform out of photobombing pictur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/These-Cats-Have-Mastered-The-Art-Of-The-Photobomb/

Epic Movie Explosions

[http://youtu.be/9A7DzqvyqWQ] (YouTube link)Screen Junkies rings in the New Year in the traditional manner- with a countdown followed by epic explosions! Their latest movie supercut includes three dozen films featuring s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Epic-Movie-Explosions/

I (Escape) New York - Rescuing The Tourism Industry

I (Escape) New York by BazNetEverybody keeps going around hearting New York, like it's some kinda great town to visit and take in a Broadway show or something, but lemme tell ya NYC ain't what it used to be. Nowadays Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/I-Escape-New-York-Rescuing-The-Tourism-Industry/

Ten Astronaut Health Risks During Deep Space Missions

A 2014 study on 12 astronauts found that the human heart becomes 9.4 percent more spherical after long exposure to weightlessness in space. This could cause heart problems. Dr. James Thomas of NASA explained,*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Ten-Astronaut-Health-Risks-During-Deep-Space-Missions/

Kid Gets His Head Stuck in a Gate

[http://youtu.be/eDICzreiJXA] (YouTube link)The child’s head is stuck between two iron bars in the gate. It won’t fit back through, so you have to wonder how he got it in there in the first place! But mainly,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Kid-Gets-His-Head-Stuck-in-a-Gate/

Fans Claim The Marvel Experience Isn't Very Mighty

Marvel is living high on the hog these days, with their movies dominating the superhero genre like never before. This success is good for faithful Marvelites, who get to surround themselves with their favorite superfolk,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/31/Fans-Claim-The-Marvel-Experience-Isnt-Very-Mighty/

Spongebob in Flames: The New Year's Eve Effigy Burning in Ecuador

It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition in Ecuador (and other Central and South American countries) to burn effigies that are symbolic of the old year (“año viejo”). They range from simple family p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/30/Spongebob-in-Flames-The-New-Years-Eve-Effigy-Burning-in-Ecuador/

Great Dane Tries to Fit into Tiny Bed

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQGC3ppdP3k](Video Link)The little dog bed is too small for him. It was probably too small for him even when he was a puppy. But that doesn't stop this huge Great Dane from trying to mash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/30/Great-Dane-Tries-to-Fit-into-Tiny-Bed/




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