Archive for August 11th, 2014

Delicious Cake Looks Like a Used Litter Box

And, I hasten to add, a heavily-used litter box. This might be a good time to change the litter or dig in with a knife and fork--your choice. Congratulations to Susan Quick, the first place winner of of the ugli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Delicious-Cake-Looks-Like-a-Used-Litter-Box/

Statue Selfies Are Bringing Online Vanity To The Fine Art World

Everybody else seems to be obsessed with taking pictures of themselves with their smartphones wherever they go, so why wouldn't those handsome statues we see in museums and art galleries want to do the same?They were lon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Statue-Selfies-Are-Bringing-Online-Vanity-To-The-Fine-Art-World/

Look Inside a Rare 90s Comic Book about STDs

My favorite comic book series is Ben Dunn’s Ninja High School, which ran from 1987 to 2009 and is currently being rebooted. For the past two years, I’ve been collecting and re-reading it. I recently...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Look-Inside-a-Rare-90s-Comic-Book-about-STDs/

Star Wars Lightsaber Katana

You know what's awesome? Katanas--the swords carried by samurai. You know what else is awesome? Lightsabers from Star Wars.And what is the awesomest? A combination lightsaber and katana!*/strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Star-Wars-Lightsaber-Katana/

Package Delivery Mishap Is Hilarious

Thanks @myhermes for delivering my parcel so it's 20ft high stuck to the roof! Great care taken! #Hermes pic.twitter.com/zN4IhCq95d— Benjamin1980 (@benjamin1980) August 8, 2014 Benjamin Ward of East Sussex, UK, ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Package-Delivery-Mishap-Is-Hilarious/

Meet Ralf And Florian - The Improbable Kraftwerk Sitcom

The guys from Kraftwerk might not seem like sitcom stars in the making, they’re quirky but they don't emote enough to make it in the TV comedy biz, but this "newly discovered footage" from a Kraftwerkian sitcom cal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Meet-Ralf-And-Florian-The-Improbable-Kraftwerk-Sitcom/

Cosmic Flower Unfolding

[http://vimeo.com/102671169]Vimeo LinkBen Ridgway is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University with 15 years of experience as a professional animator, previously working on video games for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Cosmic-Flower-Unfolding/

The Amazing Things You Might Find Outside

The outdoors can be a pretty wonderful place to visit, and they look even better in real life than they do on the various screens around your house, but if you’re still skeptical you should consult this wonderfully...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/The-Amazing-Things-You-Might-Find-Outside/

Getting to Mordor

[http://youtu.be/6ZrJPiq9QGM] (YouTube link)You’ve heard it said that the Lord of the Rings saga would have been much shorter and simpler if our heroes had just rode their giant eagles into Mordor. But, ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Getting-to-Mordor/

Indiana Kong and the Temple of Nanners - Ape Archaeologist Adventure

Indiana Kong and the Temple of Nanners by Kinda CreativeEver since Kong dropped the donkey from his name and adopted the nickname Indiana his life has become one big adventure. His love of golden bananas, and the explor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Indiana-Kong-and-the-Temple-of-Nanners-Ape-Archaeologist-Adventure/

Bench-pressing Hermit Crab

[http://youtu.be/SDY1wTkyfTc] (YouTube link)This pet hermit crab climbed to the top of his, um, food container or something, and now he’s trying to raise the roof! When his owner came in the room, he said, “M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Bench-pressing-Hermit-Crab/

The Stumble Upon: A Combination Rug and Coffee Table

It's not called Stumble Upon because it'll trip you--although that is likely at some point if you have one in your home. No, designer Alessandro Isola views this piece as a reflection of the experience o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/The-Stumble-Upon-A-Combination-Rug-and-Coffee-Table/

A Little Bird Told Me

What were you expecting, the bluebird of happiness? I was expecting a Twitter joke, myself. From now on, I am going to picture my multitude of responsibilities as a flock of cute little birds. Now, where’s my birds...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/A-Little-Bird-Told-Me/

Reverse Graffiti Artists Are Cleaning Up The City In Style

(Image Via Cool Material)People who complain that graffiti is making their city filthier will probably appreciate these works of reverse graffiti- street art created by creatively cleaning dirt from cityscape surfaces.(I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Reverse-Graffiti-Artists-Are-Cleaning-Up-The-City-In-Style/

Whodunit: The Stolen Cleopatra

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/2014/08/11/Whodunit-The-Stolen-Cleopatra/

Man Sees Snake Eating Hawk And Comes To The Rescue

Hawks are tough birds, with razor sharp talons and beaks that tear through flesh with ease, but even these apex predators can have the tables turned on them by their prey- if that prey happens to be a four-foot-long bull...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Man-Sees-Snake-Eating-Hawk-And-Comes-To-The-Rescue/

Anatomical X-ray Gifs

Cameron Drake put together sequences of x-rays into animated gifs that show human bones as they move inside our bodies. He says it’s for a website he’s working on. They are, definitely, cool!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Anatomical-X-ray-Gifs/

Musician Visits Every State Park In Oregon For A Beautiful Music Video

Musician Slater Smith came up with a rather cool way to spend the summer of 2013- he visited every single one of the 185 state parks in Oregon, filmed the entire trip, then turn his visits into a music video....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Musician-Visits-Every-State-Park-In-Oregon-To-Make-One-Amazing-Music-Video/

Babysitting: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

A couple in Zurich, Switzerland, were asked to babysit for a friend, who was a rather nervous father with plenty of instructions. Erica and Hannes had a good time of it. They took the baby, Alex, outside for a stroll and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Babysitting-What-Could-Possibly-Go-Wrong/

The Apparently Kid Gets Songified

The Apparently Kid, aka Noah Ritter, recently took the net by storm when he stole the show during a news interview by rambling away in the cutest way possible, making sure to use his favorite word apparently as much as p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/The-Apparently-Kid-Gets-Songified/

He Slimed Me... - Ghost Of Movies Past

He Slimed Me... by ShasteenFreyClassic movie moments are classic for a reason, and in the case of comedies that reason is usually because the scene is hilarious no matter how many times you watch it. The day Peter Venkm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/He-Slimed-Me-Ghost-Of-Movies-Past/

Compilation Video of Puppies Sneezing

[http://youtu.be/UrsNE5bssyo]YouTube LinkPuppies: they're such adorable creatures that there's not much they can do that isn't a little cute. Case in point is this compilation of puppies sneezing. Some o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Compilation-Video-of-Puppies-Sneezing/

Creepy Portraits Of People Covered In Junk Food

Photographer James Ostrer has taken the idiom you are what you eat far too literally in this deliciously creepy photo series full of portraits of people covered in sugary sweets and junk food:The images may be terrifying...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Creepy-Portraits-Of-People-Covered-In-Junk-Food/

From 12 to 19 in One Minute

[http://youtu.be/TdvojC0KSOM] (YouTube link)Some people recognized the opportunities afforded by digital photography before the rest of the world. Hugo Cornellier of Montreal started taking selfies when he was 12 years o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/From-12-to-19-in-One-Minute/

A Great Solution For Hiding Your Clothes Line

There are plenty of reasons to have a clothes line in your home from keeping your delicates safe to saving energy, but no one wants lines stretching across their house and outdoor lines can get dirty and won't work in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/A-Great-Solution-For-Hiding-Your-Clothes-Line/

By the Time We Got to Woodstock

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Music. The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival was an event like no other in the 20th century. Nearly half a million yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/By-the-Time-We-Got-to-Woodstock/

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Looked a Lot Like Screech

(Images: Livius, NBC)Webcomic artist Zach Weinersmith noticed the uncanny resemblance. Marcus Aurelius, the Emperor of Rome from 161-180 A.D., had a similar face and hairstyle of Screech Powers, a charac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Roman-Emperor-Marcus-Aurelius-Looked-a-Lot-Like-Screech/

The World’s Best Yo-Yo-er

[http://youtu.be/wMd2oKx0PTo] (YouTube link)The 2014 World Yo-Yo Contest was recently held in Prague, Czech Republic, where the best yo-yo artists showed off their best tricks. Californian pro Gentry Stein of the YoYoFac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/The-Worlds-Best-Yo-Yo-er/

Giant Turtle Sculpture Made Out Of Scrap Metal

If a tinkerer from the Industrial Age started making automatons shaped like animals for their ultra modern robot zoo they might have built a giant turtle sculpture similar to this epic scrap metal creation by Indonesian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Giant-Turtle-Sculpture-Made-Out-Of-Scrap-Metal/

Penguin Visits Hotel, Won't Leave

Although this avicular gentleman was impeccably dressed in a tuxedo, he did not have a reservation. Perhaps he hoped to bluff his way into a room at the Boulders Beach Lodge & Restaurant on the South African coast.[h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/11/Penguin-Visits-Hotel-Wont-Leave/




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