Archive for August 5th, 2014

Things You Might Not Know: About Passwords

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoMOAIzBSpY#t=156]YouTube LinkYouTube, Facebook and other sites for which you may have passwords do not know your password. How, then, do they verify it? Internet magic!&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Things-You-Might-Not-Know-About-Passwords/

Body Paintings Blend into New York City

(Photo: Trina Merry)Trina Merry is a master body painter. We've previously seen her build a motorcycle and a temple of painted human bodies. Her latest project similarly conceals the body, but this time camouflaged into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Body-Paintings-Blend-into-New-York-City/

The Start of #WWI on Twitter

Oi @1914AustriaHung don't pick on our mate @Serbia1914— Russia 1914 (@Russia1914) July 4, 2014 Stay out of it @Russia1914 - @Germany1914 - what do you reckon?— Austriahungary1914 (@1914AustriaHung) July 4,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/The-Start-of-WWI-on-Twitter/

Tortoise Learns How to Use a Touch-Screen

Red-footed tortoises are often household pets. If you own one, you may have to share your tablet computer or smartphone with it from now on. With the right training, they can operate touch-screen interfaces*/stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Tortoise-Learns-How-to-Use-a-Touch-Screen/

Anatomy of Songs

Now we know what’s really in those songs! Yeah, we knew, but it’s cool to see it mapped out so well. This comic is by John Atkinson at Wrong Hands. Folks asked about classical, jazz, and meta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Anatomy-of-Songs/

Sesame Street Spoofs Comic-Con

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgxycSKCL2U](Video Link)There's no shame is missing this year's San Diego Comic-Con because it had serious competition: Sesame Street conducted its first Numeric Con. All the Mupp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Sesame-Street-Spoofs-Comic-Con/

Young Man Surprises His Delighted Parents With 130-Pound Weight Loss

Lucas, shown in the top photo above at 300 pounds, decided to get healthy. For over a year, he followed a sensible diet of 1,350 calories per day. He explains his program,"No foods were off limit, but I survived most...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Young-Man-Surprises-His-Delighted-Parents-With-130-Pound-Weight-Loss/

12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie opens this weekend, so before everything goes turtles, we should look back at the first TMNT. The 1990 film was a huge success, even to the point of inspiring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/12-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-The-Original-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-Movie/

Felted Corner Store

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, British artist Lucy Sparrow took over an abandoned corner space in Bethnal Green, east London, and transformed it into an art installation called The Corner Sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Felted-Corner-Store/

Boyhood: Cute Kitten Version

[http://youtu.be/LbDxWiIcNLk] (YouTube link)Richard Linklater's new film Boyhood follows one character over twelve years as he grows from ages six to eighteen, using the same actors over the entire filming proce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Boyhood-Cute-Kitten-Version/

5 Weirdly Specific Comic Book Trends

Comic book publishers are always looking for a new angle to help sell their books, whether it’s a dramatic story arc with a hero’s life hanging in the balance or simply a stylistic makeover that appeals to a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/5-Weirdly-Specific-Comic-Book-Trends/

Duck Drill Sergeant

[http://youtu.be/QSZmV_3Lm_A] (YouTube link)In Russia, the ducks must fall in line! This farmer knows how to make them snap-to, and stay in formation as they go through their drill. I wonder what happens to those who don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Duck-Drill-Sergeant/

Furniture Designs Based on Traditional Mexican Masks

Ana Jimenez is a Mexican furniture and product designer in London. Her series entitled "Los Enmascarados" consists of five pieces of household furniture designed to reflect traditional Mexican masks. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Furniture-Designs-Based-on-Traditional-Mexican-Masks/

Apparently Kid

[http://youtu.be/rz5TGN7eUcM] (YouTube link)Reporter Sofia Ojeda talked to people at the Wayne County Fair in Pennsylvania for TV station WNEP. Apparently, she talked to 5-year-old Noah Ritter about his fair experiences....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Apparently-Kid/

Very Impressive LEGO Version Of Springfield

There’s a man named Matt who created an entire cartoon universe full of strange looking yellow skinned people who happen to resemble real life folks, and then there’s the other man named Matt who built a repl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Very-Impressive-LEGO-Version-Of-Springfield/

Nolan’s First Solid Food

[http://youtu.be/lG8z544bzBQ] (YouTube link)Six month old Nolan gets his first spoonfuls of solid food. He doesn’t know how to eat yet, but he’s willing to learn! This is an everyday slice of life, but Nolan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Nolans-First-Solid-Food/

French Hospital Will Open a Wine Bar

(Photo: Martin Krolikowski)The great French scientist Louis Pasteur said, "Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages." That may not be current medical science, but the French have taken it to heart. A hos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/French-Hospital-Will-Open-a-Wine-Bar/

Holiday in America

Anthony and Paul from Colburn, England, are on their first visit to America. As they take in the sights of Los Angeles, they find that people recognize them by their distinctive tourist outfits. The outfits are explained...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Holiday-in-America/

The Disappearing Staircase

The Milan-based architecture and design firm Storage Associati put this gorgeous staircase in a client's home. The look of the staircase changes depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Constructe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/The-Disappearing-Staircase/

Wilderness Survival Skills Everyone Should Know

Organizations like the Boy and Girl Scouts, the Salvation Army Adventure Corps. and Camp Fire were designed to help kids learn how to survive in the wilderness with maximum know-how and minimum supplies, but what if you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Wilderness-Survival-Skills-Everyone-Should-Know/

Deck of Hats

Sylva Hattington is both a milliner and a photographer. She combines them in a project called Deck of Hats, in which she makes, photographs, and posts new art hats on a regular basis.   Welcome to my new projec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Deck-of-Hats/

The World's Cutest Sword Fight

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf0YC9c_Tr0](Video Link)It's like the tots in their first judo or taekwondo matches, except now they have swords and armor. Place your bets, please.Honestly, I was skeptical of Tyrion's ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/The-Worlds-Cutest-Sword-Fight/

Keep Your Snacks Fresh for Only $17

We've all had to deal with stale and expired food before, but preventing the spoilage completely generally requires buying an expensive vacuum sealer -at least, until now. The iTouchless Bag Re-Sealer uses heat to re-sea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Keep-Your-Snacks-Fresh-for-Only-17/

Genetic Deterioration over Nine Generations of Cloned Gingerbread Men

THe following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Ken RalphsGreen Lane, Pennsylvania, USAThis preliminary study of the long term generational effects of cloning was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Genetic-Deterioration-over-Nine-Generations-of-Cloned-Gingerbread-Men/

Defend Your Dissertation

(Randall Munroe/xkcd)Pro tip for graduate students: members of your thesis committee cannot discover the flaws in your methodology or your questionable conclusions if they're running for their lives.**Do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Defend-Your-Dissertation/

How to Give an Epic Eulogy

[http://youtu.be/t8w38-TAd8o] (YouTube link)Mr. Forthright always has the best advice. Here, he tells us how to give a eulogy that everyone will remember …whether it makes any sense or not. I’ve had to do th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/How-to-Give-an-Epic-Eulogy/

Study: You're Most Popular at the Age of 29

(Image: NBC)How many friends to you have? And by that I don't mean how many people follow you on Facebook. Rather, how many people are in your monkeysphere? How many people outside of your family do you care about and ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Study-Youre-Most-Popular-at-the-Age-of-29/

Shark vs. Robot

[http://vimeo.com/101165012] (vimeo link)The REMUS "SharkCam" is a specially-equipped robotic underwater photographer. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution sent one out to track and record sharks. What they found out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Shark-vs-Robot/

Pokémon and Hello Kitty Samurai Armor

Advance adorably into battle wearing these suits made by Andy Smith. They're boldly crafted in proper colors and precise forms to mirror those of Pikachu and Kitty White. They proclaim, "I'm going to nai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/05/Pokemon-and-Hello-Kitty-Samurai-Armor/
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