Archive for August 13th, 2014

Luke Skywalker and His Beard

This might make you feel old, but Luke Skywalker is all grown up. Mark Hamill posted a picture of himself on Instagram that gives us a small glimpse of what he will look like in Star Wars VII. H...

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Planet Express Is Feeling The Economic Crunch

Everything has gone downhill for the Planet Express gang since their reality show Futurama was officially cancelled.First Fry, Amy, Leela and Zoidberg had to get new jobs to help pay the bills, then Hermes left to tend h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/Planet-Express-Is-Feeling-The-Economic-Crunch/

The Midas Touch

(Chris Hallbeck/Maximumble)This is why you should never purchase anything from a wizard without a written warranty. It costs extra, but is always worth it. A handshake deal is not enough.webcomic, Maximu...

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The Salmon Cannon

Once upon a time, salmon swam upstream to spawn on their own with no real problems. It was exhausting, but it was their natural life cycle. In modern times, dams and other manmade water barriers have caused the fish no e...

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Every Guinea Pig Needs a Pair of Steampunk Wings

Silvia Ferreira is the owner of SkyPirate Creations, a producer of custom steampunk clothing and accessories. Perhaps you aren't into that scene. But your guinea pig is and Ferreira has just the rig for it.Now a question...

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This Guy Has It Rough

When your life differs from everyone else’s, even a little bit, it can throw a kink into your normal everyday modern first-world problems. Okay, there’s no way this would be the worst part of his exp...

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Silly Manatee - A Manly Undersea Mammal

Silly Manatee by Bearded ManateeManatees are rather silly creatures, and they love to play pranks on their oceanic neighbors. One of their favorite pranks is the old beard made out of kelp trick, which not only freaks o...

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This Guy Proposed to 5 Disney Princesses and 1 Villain

Ariel from The Little MermaidCinderella from CinderellaRapunzel from TangledTinker Bell from Peter PanGaston from Beauty and the BeastBlaine Gibson is a content producer with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/This-Guy-Proposed-to-5-Disney-Princesses-and-1-Villain/

Functional Chocolate LEGO Blocks

Akihiro Mizuuchi is an illustrator and web developer in Shizuoka, Japan. He’s also a genius, as you can plainly see. He developed a means to create chocolate LEGO pieces that are hard enough that...

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A Day in the Life of a Little Person

[http://youtu.be/mD_PWU6K514]YouTube LinkJonathan Novick captured this footage of a day in his life in an effort to give the public a feel for what it might be like to walk around as a little person. Nov...

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How (Not) To Run A Successful Video Game Kickstarter Campaign

The fundraising site Kickstarter officially jumped the shark recently when a young hustler raised over 50k to make potato salad for the first time, but there have been many Kickstarter campaigns over the last few years p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/How-Not-To-Run-A-Successful-Video-Game-Kickstarter-Campaign/

30 Weird Sports Injuries

[http://youtu.be/EAMYhAZMIuY] (YouTube link)Professional athletes are covered by journalists and sports fans closely, and when one of them is injured, and it happens quite often, it goes down in the record books. So when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/30-Weird-Sports-Injuries/

Art for The Shining That Didn't Pass The Kubrick Test

Legendary film director Stanley Kubrick was famous for being a perfectionist. Kubrick took being exacting to extremes, sometimes shooting 50 to 100 takes of any given scene. His research was thorough to the point of bein...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/Art-for-iThe-ShiningiThat-Didnt-Pass-The-Kubrick-Test/

Jealous Rage Over Fox in Yard

[http://youtu.be/1Lgk10vNNCM] (YouTube link)This is terrible! There’s a fox in the yard and he’s playing with MY TOYS! Get out of there, fox! Look at him. Stop having fun! If I weren’t cooped up inside...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/Jealous-Rage-Over-Fox-in-Backyard/

Thrift Store Plastic Sculptures By Sayaka Ganz

There’s something so aesthetically pleasing, and so delightful, about sculptures made out of junk, trash, and recycled materials.From the way artists incorporate manufactured shapes into the overall shape of the sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/Thrift-Store-Plastic-Sculptures-By-Sayaka-Ganz/

How Superman Actually Keeps His Identity Secret

It’s occurred to every reader of Superman comics sometime in their childhood: how can those smart investigative journalists who work at The Daily Planet not recognize the crime fighter they cover so often...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/How-Superman-Actually-Keeps-His-Identity-Secret/

Nine-Year-Old Fights Off Massive Aligator, Lives To Tell The Tale

Nine-year-old James Barney Jr. is one brave little boy, and when he was faced with the possibility of becoming an alligator's next meal he fought back-and suffered only minor wounds from the ordeal.James was swimming in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/Nine-Year-Old-Fights-Off-Massive-Aligator-Lives-To-Tell-The-Tale/

Where Is The Rainbow? - This Panda Has A Colorful Diet

Where Is The Rainbow? by CarbineRainbows are supposedly quite delicious, but nobody has ever gotten close enough to taste one- until the rainbow ran right through the panda patch. The resident pandas all tried their bes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/Where-Is-The-Rainbow-This-Panda-Has-A-Colorful-Diet/

This Cat’s Hobby is Riding the Bus

Fee Jeanes and her family moved to Bridport, Dorset, UK, 19 months ago, to a home near the bus station. Their 15-year-old cat Dodger quickly made friends with bus drivers and riders, who would even feed the cat occasiona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/This-Cats-Hobby-is-Riding-the-Bus/

Cuban Sandwich Corn Dog

Have you ever eaten a Cuban sandwich? A good Cuban is a delight! The typical ingredients are roast pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. Put them in a bun and mash it under a hot sandwich press. Remove it from the pr...

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Shark Week Debunked

[http://youtu.be/i5C-DQ0edR0] (YouTube link)Shark Week has been a TV staple since 1988, but like many institutions, it has changed over time. What was once educational is now entertainment, but the Discovery Channel need...

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The Real Reason Guitarists Make Such Crazy Faces

Some rock guitar players make the craziest faces when they’re shredding on stage- they look like they’re cringing, horrified, utterly amazed, and about to be sick all at the same time.The camera focuses on th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/The-Real-Reason-Guitarists-Make-Such-Crazy-Faces/

Doors Are No Match for Mulder the Cat

[http://youtu.be/blSl487coFg] (YouTube link)Mulder is a clever cat. He’s not only figured out how to open a door, he works around a trap (a tray of water) to do it. This is why we went from latched doors to round k...

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The Best Couch For Small Living Quarters

This couch isn't really ugly, but it's not the best-looking sofa I've ever seen. That being said, it's pretty much the best couch you could hope to have in a small space. That's because you can pull on the arms and turn...

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The Alfred Hitchcock Cameos

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Sir Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) is, undisputedly, one of the gre...

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Frustrated with Slow Repairs on a Government Road, This Man Built a Private Toll Road

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7FpxaGrqw](Video Link)The A431 road is essential for people who live near Kelston, Somerset, UK. But a big section of it has been shut down for 10 months for repairs. Getting around it r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/Frustrated-with-Slow-Repairs-on-a-Government-Road-This-Man-Built-a-Private-Toll-Road/

Win A CafePress Duvet Cover & Some Sweet NeatoShop Goodies!

If you've been following Homes and Hues and Neatorama, you might remember our post featuring 18 Geek Chic Bedspreads, Comforters and Duvet Covers. To celebrate Homes and Hues getting 1000 followers on Facebook, we've par...

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Police Officer Loses Dance-Off with Kids...Badly

The Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department would like to apologize for this appalling demonstration of its officers' dancing skills. It notes that "Maybe we'll start including dancing as a course at the Academy, becaus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/Police-Officer-Loses-Dance-Off-with-Kids-Badly/

Doctor Adipose - The Cutest, And Fattest, Incarnation Of The Doctor

Doctor Adipose by MareveDesignThe adipose were quite taken with the doctor when they met him during one of his grand adventures through space and time, and they took to calling him lord of the lard after his visit. One...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/Doctor-Adipose-The-Cutest-And-Fattest-Incarnation-Of-The-Doctor/

The 2014 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Winners

The 2014 winner has been crowned in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, in which writers compete to construct the worst opening line for a novel. The winner is Elizabeth (Betsy) Dorfman of Bainbridge Island, Washin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/13/The-2014-Bulwer-Lytton-Fiction-Contest-Winners/








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