Archive for August 15th, 2014

A Ghost Town Near Paris

Goussainville is a village just north of Paris with a peculiar history. Once it was a perfectly normal small French town -up until just 40 years ago. It is now a group of abandoned homes showing some signs of decay, alon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/A-Ghost-Town-Near-Paris/

Incredible Musician Plays with PVC Pipes and Flip-Flops

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0gED3rn2Tc](Video Link)This is Jake Clarke, AKA "The Pipe Guy." He's a percussionist in Australia who performs on an arrangement of PVC pipes. The longer the pipe, the de...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Incredible-Musician-Plays-with-PVC-Pipes-and-Flip-Flops/

Villains Of Science - These Puppets Are Pure Evil

Villains of Science by MorlockNobody took that penguin looking guy in the tuxedo seriously, and his clown faced friend looked like a total joker, but their days of being manipulated like puppets were over. The duo had s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Villains-Of-Science-These-Puppets-Are-Pure-Evil/

Treehouse Trio

Atlanta environmentalist Peter Bahouth designed and built this trio of treehouses, which he named "Mind," "Body" and "Spirit." One house even features a bed that slides out to afford the sleeper a better view of the tree...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Treehouse-Trio/

Benedict Cumberbatch Does Perfect Impressions of Jar Jar Binks and Gollum

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPoBl0jNmWk](Video Link)Benedict Cumberbatch, who my wife informs me is "a hottie," is not just a fine actor. He's also an excellent impersonator.MTV host Josh Horowitz interviewed him at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Benedict-Cumberbatch-Does-Perfect-Impressions-of-Jar-Jar-Binks-and-Gollum/

What America Can Learn From Berlin's Struggle to Face Its Violent Past

The city of Berlin had a particularly gruesome 20th century: World War I, the Holocaust, World War II, the Berlin Wall. And within the city you’ll see plenty of remembrance, memorials, and reminders that those who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/What-America-Can-Learn-From-Berlins-Struggle-to-Face-Its-Violent-Past/

At 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second, The World's Fastest Camera Can Capture Chemical Reactions in Progress

(Photo: University of Tokyo)Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Keio University have developed a camera that can capture movement faster than ever before. It’s called the Sequentially Timed All-optical Mappi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/At-44-Trillion-Frames-Per-Second-The-Worlds-Fastest-Camera-Can-Capture-Chemical-Reactions-in-Progress/

Why You Pack Too Much

It’s your brain’s fault! Maybe if we could turn off that troublemaking brain of yours, we wouldn’t have all these overweight fees and you might even have some room for souvenirs in that bag! This is the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Why-You-Pack-Too-Much/

George Takei Relives His Favorite Scene from Star Trek

Oh myyyyyy!George Takei, the actor who played Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, loved the episode titled "The Naked Time." In that episode, many Enterprise crew members became mentally unstable. Sulu expressed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/George-Takei-Relives-His-Favorite-Scene-from-Star-Trek/

Solving a Rubik's Cube Around The World

[http://youtu.be/z4SYlP5QNRQ] (YouTube link)When Nuseir Yassin graduated from college, he wanted to travel the world, as many graduates do. He also wanted to chronicle his adventures of video, like many travelers do. To...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Solving-a-Rubiks-Cube-Around-The-World/

Seven Bad Habits Of Cats

Cats are a bit more chaotic than their canine pet counterparts, but they’re still creatures of habit, used to eating, sleeping, and pooping at relatively the same time every day, and as any cat owner knows many of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Seven-Bad-Habits-Of-Cats/

Shorty and Kodi Win the 2014 Golden Kitty Award

The third annual Internet Cat Video Festival took place last night in Minneapolis. A huge crowd gathered to watch cat vieos and meet some feline internet stars. Here are all the featured videos. The winner of the Golden...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Shorty-and-Kodi-Win-the-2014-Golden-Kitty-Award/

Pilot’s Arm Falls Off While Landing Plane

A UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch report revealed an incident in February in which a pilot was landing a small commuter jet in Belfast when his arm fell off.The 46-year-old pilot, described byFly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Pilots-Arm-Falls-Off-While-Landing-Plane/

Hodor's Pale Ale - Taste The Hodor

Hodor's Pale Ale by APSketchesThere's a new beer on the market that stupifies the drinker, a brew that reduces the power of speech to one word, affectionately known as Hodor's Pale Ale. It's got the kick of a frostmule...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Hodors-Pale-Ale-Taste-The-Hodor/

Hipster Frozen Cosplay

Anna and Elsa grow free range snowmen using only fair trade snow. You've never heard of them? Well, Jen of Epbot spotted them at the Tampa Bay Comic-Con. Here are Christie and Robyn who are, like their movie counterparts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Hipster-Frozen-Cosplay/

Taiwanese Chain Restaurant Offers Toilet Themed Dining Experience

When folks are looking to have a fun time eating out they typically choose to meet up at a themed restaurant, usually something Hollywood, animal or historical era related, but a restaurant chain in Taiwan dared to be di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Taiwanese-Chain-Restaurant-Offers-Toilet-Themed-Dining-Experience/

Jurassic Trike

Norwegian artist and activist Markus Moestue is the mastermind behind this hilarious raptor tricycle. The dino-on-wheels is designed so that the legs look as if they're galloping on the ground as it moves. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Jurassic-Trike/

Rarely Seen Godzilla Posters From Around The World

The giant green Kaiju known as Godzilla has always had a love-hate relationship with humanity- we love him when other giant monsters attack us and he comes to the rescue, hate him when he stomps our cities into dust, and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Rarely-Seen-Godzilla-Posters-From-Around-The-World/

Couples Race To Build IKEA Furniture

[http://youtu.be/ozFwaR9e8l0] (YouTube link)I’ve never dealt with IKEA furniture, but I know for a fact that building furniture, whether it’s from scratch or a kit, is a one-person job. Only ask for help if y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Couples-Race-To-Build-IKEA-Furniture/

Life Is Terrifying

(Invisible Bread/Justin Boyd)At some point, I'm supposed to feel like I know what I'm doing, right? Maybe that will happen in my 40s. 40-somethings among you, isn't that what happens? Or are we all just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Life-Is-Terrifying/

Our Microbiome May Be Looking Out for Itself

You’ve read about parasites that take over an animal and change its behavior for its own purposes. It’s the stuff nightmares are made of. But humans aren’t as immune to these shenanigans as you may thin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Our-Microbiome-May-Be-Looking-Out-for-Itself/

This Movie Is Anti-Dungeons & Dragons, Or Is It?

The ridiculously outdated forces of anti-Dungeons & Dragons righteousness are about to rear their ugly head in the most modern way possible- with a video available to stream via the internet.The movie is called Dark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/This-Movie-Is-Anti-Dungeons-Dragons-Or-Is-It/

Dog Elected Mayor of Minnesota Town

Duke is a 7-year-old Great Pyrenees who lives in Cormorant, Minnesota. He was elected mayor of the town by a landslide over his opponent, store owner Richard Sherbrook. The exact vote count was not revealed, but Duke got...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Dog-Elected-Mayor-of-Minnesota-Town/

10 DIY Furniture Projects You Can Add to Your Home

Do you have a handy streak in you? Then why pay money for home furnishings when a number of projects are not only incredibly simple, but also inexpensive and attractive. Over on Homes and Hues, we compiled a list of ten...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/10-DIY-Furniture-Projects-You-Can-Add-to-Your-Home/

Droidberg - In The Future All Doctors Are Androids

Droidberg by BlaydeThat squid faced loser Zoidberg was trying to turn his life around when he stopped practicing medicine and opened up a smart technology lab. He had a rough start but once he'd created a holotablet cap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Droidberg-In-The-Future-All-Doctors-Are-Androids/

The 10 Most Important Days in the History of the Universe (according to an astronomer)

(Image credit: NASA/ESA)1. July 4, 1054 -- Day the Sky Got BrighterThis 2005 NASA's Hubble Space Telescope image of Crab Nebula shows the remnant of star's supernova explosion.July 4th was a significant...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/The-10-Most-Important-days-in-the-History-of-the-Universe-according-to-an-astronomer/

Bikin' on Bacon: Behold the Bacon-Powered Motorcycle

Picture it: you're sitting on the freeway in traffic with the windows open, and the deliciously unmistakeable scent of bacon comes wafting into your car. Traffic is bumper-to-bumper, so you can't even take the nearest ex...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Bikin-on-Bacon-Behold-the-Bacon-Powered-Motorcycle/

8 Wedding Photos Taken at Precisely the Wrong Moment

(Photo: unknown)Or at the perfect moment, depending on your point of view. Is this blushing bride reaching out to grab that workman's tush? No, it's just the angle of the shot. She's actually looking at something else of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/8-Wedding-Photos-Taken-at-Precisely-the-Wrong-Moment/

Wrestler Makes Incredible Flip, Seizing Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

At the FILA Junior World Championships, Iranian wrestler Iman Sadeghikoukandeh competed against the Russian Rashidov Gadzhimurad. For a while, it looked like Gadzhimurad had gained a clear advantage:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/Wrestler-Makes-Incredible-Flip-Seizing-Victory-from-the-Jaws-of-Defeat/

15 Real-Life Scientists Share Their Favorite Science Fiction

Science fiction stories, books, and movies can inspire as well as entertain, and everyone wants to see a movie pertaining to their own expertise, don’t they? And such books and movies are more enjoyable if you don&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/15/15-Real-Life-Scientists-Share-Their-Favorite-Science-Fiction/




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