Archive for August 25th, 2014

The Most Expensive Movie Props Ever Sold

Movie props demand big bucks at auction, especially if they’re iconic props from equally iconic films, and those who choose to collect movie memorabilia and props are used to paying a hefty price for each piece.Bec...

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The Camels of Texas, 1856

(Photo via Afflictor)Camels existed in the Americas until about 10,000 years ago, when they were most likely hunted to extinction. The New World was then camel-less until 1856, when the US Army imported dromedary (one-hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/The-Camels-of-Texas-1856/

Ten Facts About Sex and the Single Man That Might Surprise You

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC-HBiuDOVU]YouTube LinkIf you're a married man and you feel frustrated by the lack of intimacy with your wife, you might want to stop short of wishing y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Ten-Facts-About-Sex-and-the-Single-Man-That-Might-Surprise-You/

Horrifying Cosplay As Good As Anything In The Movies

(Image Via kashikosa)Most online news sources use the term “cosplay” to mean simply the act of wearing a costume, meaning cosplayers, who craft their own costumes and accessories, are unfairly lumped in with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Horrifying-Cosplay-As-Good-As-Anything-In-The-Movies/

New Orleans Nine Years After Katrina

Ted Jackson of the Times-Picayune selected photographs from the archives taken during and after hurricane Katrina in 2005, some of which he took himself. He found the same locations and re-shot them nine years a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/New-Orleans-Nine-Years-After-Katrina/

Dad Builds Hovercraft for His Kids

[http://youtu.be/dTQjchn1KHE]YouTube LinkYouTube user "Papa" handmade a hovercraft for his delighted children. Shown in this video is his second attempt at the project, made out of a polystyren...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Dad-Builds-Hovercraft-for-His-Kids/

Mama Bears and Their Cubs

   Image: Marina CanoThere's a good reason why mothers often say they're going to pull a "mama bear" on someone or something hurting their children. The fact is, mother bears of all species sacrif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Mama-Bears-and-Their-Cubs/

Time For You To Play The Weirdest Game Ever: Feed the Head

image Via Cartoon BrewNot even sure I can legally call this a game. It may be closer to an interactive vector art gallery than an actual game. But the interaction is what sets it apart from being a non-active display of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Time-For-You-To-Play-The-Weirdest-Game-Ever-Feed-the-Head/

In Potentia - One Pocket Monster To Rule Them All

In Potentia by GallifreyaPocket monsters come in all shapes and sizes, but deep down they're all pretty much the same- strange animal like beings capable of manipulating natural energy. Analyze them all as a whole and y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/In-Potentia-One-Pocket-Monster-To-Rule-Them-All/

The Hamster Wheel Desk

I use a sitting desk because . . . actually, I'm not sure why it's necessary to argue for sitting down while working. Nothing is better than a good sit, except possibly a good lie down. My sitting desk is definitely...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/The-Hamster-Wheel-Desk/

Going Off to College

This will be me next year, although I doubt I will get my daughter to leave behind the panda bear she’s had since she was a baby. It no longer has ears, a mouth, clothing, or much in the way of arms, but it is stil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Going-Off-to-College/

Reference Photos For Norman Rockwell's Iconic Paintings Revealed

Contrary to popular belief, and the mystique cultivated by some artists, painters don't generally paint without some sort of reference available.Whether it's a photograph of the subject, sketches they've created for the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Reference-Photos-For-Norman-Rockwells-Iconic-Paintings-Revealed/

Elephants Dancing to Violin Music

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaFaelwEaL4](Video Link)Eleanor Bartsch, a violinist in Madison, Wisconsin, visited the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. There, she performed Bach's Concerto for Two Violins for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Elephants-Dancing-to-Violin-Music/

Convincing Meals Made From Unconventional Ingredients

Some chefs will tell you that their food’s visual appeal is just as important as its flavor, which usually means it’s not going to taste very good, but the meals in this series of photos by TQ Lee are not onl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Convincing-Meals-Made-From-Unconventional-Ingredients/

Trick to Ensure Your Corn on the Cob is Silk Free

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8vWhX1zXKM]YouTube Link Do you like a nice, hot piece of corn on the cob with butter and salt, particularly during the summertime? Chef John at Food Wishes demonstrates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Trick-to-Ensure-Your-Corn-on-the-Cob-is-Silk-Free/

Is This Cord In Stock or Out of Stock?

(Photo: unknown)Yessir, you need some of Home Depot's invisible cord. We call it that because only intelligent, wise, and good-looking people can see it. To everyone else, it's invisible. How many would you like to have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Is-This-Cord-In-Stock-or-Out-of-Stock/

Action Movie Kid, Volume Two

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHjvySrshVI]YouTube LinkDreamworks animator Daniel Hashimoto, featured previously on Neatorama, is back with volume two of Action Hero Kid, a project he makes with footag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Action-Movie-Kid-Volume-Two/

The Archaeology of an Old Purse

(Gemma Correll)What's in the purse? Not even Indiana Jones is reckless enough to excavate the unearthly horrors that lie beneath the surface of receipts. Rather than incur the curse, it's best to just le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/The-Archaeology-of-an-Old-Purse/

Dear Sandwich Thief

When an office is under attack by a nefarious sandwich thief, one employee dares to step up and write the passive-aggressive note that started it all:The employee clearly thought this appeal to the thief's sense of matur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Dear-Sandwich-Thief/

Wind Up Broken Hearted - Puns Are For Lovers

Wind Up Broken Hearted by Thomas FuchsPuny human hearts don't come with a key to wind them up, or pairs of shiny arms and legs, but they do have a certain degree of resiliency machines simply can't match. Human hearts b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Wind-Up-Broken-Hearted-Puns-Are-For-Lovers/

Feeding Fish with a Baby Bottle

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cwVeIVZY18](Video Link)The koi at Koi Acres in Scandia, Minnesota get the very best of care. The caretakers there will even bottle feed them to get them strong and healthy. In this video...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Feeding-Fish-with-a-Baby-Bottle/

The Cats Who Served in WWI

Sailor on board the HMAS Melbourne holding two ship's cats, 1917Image: Australian War MemorialDuring WWI, it is estimated that 500,000 cats were brought to the trenches, and many more ser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/The-Cats-Who-Served-in-WWI/

Cycleball Is Soccer Played on Bicycles

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCe2-QrCeOs](Video Link)This is a cycleball match. A 2010 article in Wired describes the game: two teams of two players each face off on an indoor court measuring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Cycleball-is-Soccer-Played-on-Bicycles/

Shred Your Butter to Make It Spread Better

A common suggestion for making butter easier to spread is to use a grater to shred it -but that's kind of a pain in the butt. Now there is a real alternative though, the ButterUp. This clever creation allows you to shred...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Shred-Your-Butter-to-Make-It-Spread-Better/

Bananas: An A-Peel-ing History

The following article is republished from Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader.(Image credit: Steve Hopson)According to one legend, the fruit that Eve found irresistible in the Garden of Eden was not a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Bananas-An-A-Peel-ing-History/

Tiger Hand Painting

Lara Hawker, a face painting and special effects artist, frames the fearful symmetry of the tiger with a bit of paint and a lot of skill. She writes, "Thought I'd try something a little out of my comfort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Tiger-Hand-Painting/

Automata Trailer Looks Like Breathtaking Sci-Fi at its Finest

In an internet full of movie trailers, it takes a very special kind of movie to stand out. While the idea behind the Automata seems recycled (that is wordplay because we are talking about robots), it wont take l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Automata-Trailer-Looks-Like-Breathtaking-Sci-Fi-at-its-Finest-2/

Disgraceful Discrimination at a Community College

Like many colleges and universities across the United States, Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi is making use of online education to extend the reach of its instruction. Humans who can access the internet c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Disgraceful-Discrimination-at-a-Community-College/

Extreme Boat Parking

[http://youtu.be/pxjrOCjDKRc] (YouTube link)Look at that boat coming in… that’s a really big boat. Do you think he’s going to try to dock here? Right between these two boats? I don’t think there&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/25/Extreme-Boat-Parking/
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