Archive for August 4th, 2014

World's First LED Illuminated, Motion-Sensing Basketball Court

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuyoEh3fer8]YouTube LinkShanghai, China is home to a new basketball facility that is the only one of its kind in the world. Called the "House of Mamba," the space feature...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Worlds-First-LED-Illuminated-Motion-Sensing-Basketball-Court/

New Scrabble Words

The Fifth Edition of The Official SCRABBLE Player’s Dictionary went on sale this week. There are thousands of new words in it that are now legal for Scrabble play, mostly reflecting modern internet slang.T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/New-Scrabble-Words/

Amazing! Scientists Recover Sound by Analyzing Tiny Vibrations in Solid Objects

When sound waves hit an object, they cause that object to move. Those movements are so tiny that we usually can't see them, let alone understand them as information. But researchers at MIT developed a means to tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Amazing-Scientists-Recover-Sound-by-Analyzing-Tiny-Vibrations-in-Solid-Objects/

Anne Frank's Arrest

August 4, 1944, started out as any other day during World War II, but it would turn out to be the final day of hiding for Anne Frank and her family. The Franks, along with the Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer,  had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Anne-Franks-Arrest/

Taylor Swift Sings and Dances with a 6-Year Old Cancer Patient

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-xNBLOLH9Y](Video Link)Jordan Lee Nickerson, 6, is a patient at Boston Children's Hospital, where he's receiving chemotherapy for leukemia. Yesterday, pop singer Taylor Swift visi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Taylor-Swift-Sings-and-Dances-with-a-6-Year-Old-Cancer-Patient/

Nifty Inventions That Solve Minor Problems

People are always creating new gadgets, gizmos, devices and doohickeys that allow us to solve some of life’s bigger problems, but what about the minor inconveniences we suffer with daily?What if the spaghetti keeps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Nifty-Inventions-That-Solve-Minor-Problems/

The Evolution of Video Games: A Capella Edition

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyIHhI96Btk]YouTube LinkTake a trip down gamer's memory lane with this cool medley of popular video game themes sung a capella. Now this is a singalong in which most ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/The-Evolution-of-Video-Games-A-Capella-Edition/

The Good Old Days

We often make those old memories much rosier than they actually were -the same way we make our hardships, like walking to school, much worse than that actually were. Doghouse Diaries makes a trip down me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/The-Good-Old-Days/

Surfing Safari: Now With Baby Seals

[http://youtu.be/97McCuWAynA]YouTube Link"I tell you, surfing's mighty wildIt's getting bigger every day." -- The Beach Boys, "Surfing Safari"...and they weren't kidding. It doesn't get much wilder than...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Surfing-Safari-Now-With-Baby-Seals/

Mario Travels Through Tokyo

It may seem like the Super Mario Bros. are from Italy, but they actually trace their origins back to Japan, so the Italian accent must be some kind of strange speech impediment.Mario has a lotta love for his hometown of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Mario-Travels-Through-Tokyo/

Houses With Checkered Pasts That Are Currently For Sale

The Sowden House, built by Lloyd Wright, the son of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful, unique structure, some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Houses-With-Checkered-Pasts-That-Are-Currently-For-Sale/

Gradior: The Walking Castle

[http://youtu.be/Q0EwAzsR5iM] (YouTube link)Mahj built a LEGO castle. It looks pretty simple, but then you see what it does! For the video description:"Did you make this yourself?"-Yup."Will you make instructions?"-Nope....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Gradior-The-Walking-Castle/

Reject Guardians of the Galaxy

The Guardians of the Galaxy soared into the box office and totally cleaned up, proving that a sci-fi/superhero flick based on a relatively obscure group in the Marvel Universe can still rocket to the top…as long a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Reject-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy/

Jethro at the Wedding

[http://youtu.be/-naSskFEhJs] (YouTube link)Jethro was the ring bearer at this wedding, so it only makes sense that he be in the group pictures of the wedding party. But Jethro is a dog, and his tuxedo is a bit itchy. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Jethro-at-the-Wedding/

Qui Audet Adipiscitur

(Mark Pain/Pain Train)That's Latin for "Who dares, wins." This brave bird stepped forward when others said that the task was too hard, the work impossible, or the mission helpless.Believe in yourself. Da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Qui-Audet-Adipiscitur/

Cattle Call

[http://youtu.be/qs_-emj1qR4] (YouTube link)Farmer Derek Klingenberg serenades his cattle with a little trombone music. But where are the cattle? Never fear: if you play it, they will come. And these cows are Lorde fans,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Cattle-Call/

Ukranian Teens Turn Living Room Into Indoor Swimming Pool

These Ukranian teens found themselves without air conditioning or a fan when the thermometer needle reached 34 degrees celsius, that's 93 degrees to the farenheit folks, so they came up with a brilliant plan to transform...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Russian-Teens-Turn-Living-Room-Into-Indoor-Swimming-Pool/

Whodunit: The Dirty Cop

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/2014/08/04/Whodunit-The-Dirty-Cop/

Kids React to Typewriters

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfxRfkZdiAQ]YouTube LinkIn this new Kids React video by the The Fine Bros, kids check out the ("antique," as one puts it) metal monstrosity that is a typewriter. What is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Kids-React-to-Typewriters/

The Weirdest Song Lyrics

Blinkbox Music polled 2,000 adults to find the weirdest song lyrics ever. That’s a small sample, and we don’t know their demographics or how long they thought before coming up with their answ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/The-Weirdest-Song-Lyrics/

Teens Try to Burglarize Police Car with Cop Inside

(Photo: Daniel Oines)The kids were not so dumb as to try to rob a clearly-marked patrol car. Like the carjackers who tried to take a car away from armed US Marshals two years ago, these thieves thought that the unmarked...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Teens-Try-to-Burglarize-Police-Car-with-Cop-Inside/

Dog Works Window At Neighborhood Tobacco Shop

Hello, yes this is doge....wait, this isn't a meme?!This is Shiba the Shiba Inu, and Shiba just loves to greet customers that come to his master's neighborhood tobacco shop by opening the window for them and offering ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Dog-Greets-Customers-At-Window-Of-Neighborhood-Tobacco-Shop/

How to Make Your Own Wooden Pathway

A few logs, some bags of sand, a little sealant and some glue is all you need to put together your own great wooden pathway like this one. Just slice up the logs into small pieces, seal the wood, clear out your pathway,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Wooden-Pathway/

The Pinkerton Files

The following is an article from Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader.Before there was an FBI, Secret Service, or any other national law-enforcement organization, there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/The-Pinkerton-Files/

10 Staggering Facts About WWI

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTbh3W3bweE]YouTube LinkWith the centennial of WWI upon us, many organizations are having commemoration events and ceremonies. In the same vein, Alltime1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/10-Staggering-Facts-About-WWI/

The Rising Height and Weight of Pro Football Players, 1920-2014

Noah Veltman is a journalist who applies statistics to popular interests. Two months ago, we saw his charts illustrating the average costs of goods sold in fashion magazines. More recently, he created a cool inte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/The-Rising-Height-and-Weight-of-Pro-Football-Players/

Surfing Dolphins

[http://vimeo.com/97688148]Vimeo LinkThis video, filmed by wildlife filmmakers Jennene and Dave Riggs, features a group of bottlenose dolphins playing in waves of beautiful, clear water. The fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Surfing-Dolphins/

Play Dungeons & Dragons, Become A Better Storyteller

Anybody who has played Dungeons & Dragons knows it’s simply a storytelling game, a chance for like-minded fantasy fans to sit down and let their imaginations run wild while telling a story together, and unless...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Play-Dungeons-Dragons-Become-A-Better-Storyteller/

Six (More) Progressive Superheroes

Angelica Bamundo and Nick Ross of Dorkly explain the thinking behind their progressive superheroes strip:"Marvel Comics recently announced that the popular (male) Norse god Thor was now going to be a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/04/Six-More-Progressive-Superheroes/






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