Archive for August 29th, 2014

A Love Story 8 Years in the Making

[http://youtu.be/kfIc944bSJ8] (YouTube link)We’ve seen filmmaker Casey Neistat snowboarding the streets of New York, making a banzai intercontinental rush to a wedding, wrecking his bike, and taking his son Owen to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/A-Love-Story-8-Years-in-the-Making/

How Laika Has Integrated 3D Printing Into Stop Motion Animation

Laika is (arguably) the most innovative animation studio in the world, and not just because they’re one of the only companies that specialize in stop motion feature filmmaking.They’ve come up with cutting edg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/How-Laika-Has-Integrated-3D-Printing-Into-Stop-Motion-Animation/

Living Under The Sea For Two Weeks

For most people, the thought of living in some small compartment on the ocean floor for two weeks is nothing short of horrifying. From the idea of the cramped space (you are forced to share with others), to the simple id...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Living-Under-The-Sea-For-Two-Weeks/

Artist Includes Media in Her Animal Drawings

It's easy to see why New York City-based artist Karla Mia has nearly 45,000 Instagram followers. Her drawings of wildlife are beautifully realistic. Most of the Instagram photos of Karla's artwork include the media...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Artist-Includes-Media-in-Her-Animal-Drawings/

Mantis Speed Dating - Discussing Impending Death Over Drinks

Mantis Speed Dating by Maria ScrivanIt must be hard for a single mantis to find a suitable mate when they're all painfully aware of the fact that they're going to have their heads bitten off at some point during the aff...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Mantis-Speed-Dating-Discussing-Impending-Death-Over-Drinks/

Scotsman Cashes in With Fake "Ginger Discount Card"

(Photo: hemedia)Do you have pale skin, bright red hair, and no soul? Then you're in luck! You can get yourself a ginger discount card. That's what Richard Mcrae of Aberdeen, Scotland did. A friend made h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Scotsman-Cashes-in-With-Fake-Ginger-Discount-Card/

This Snake Sliding across the Sidewalk Is Actually a Horde of Swarming Larvae

Although from a distance, this grey creature might look like a cute garden snake, it's not. This is actually a swarm of fungus gnat larvae. Their larval stage lasts about 2 to 3 weeks, during which they seek out fungus a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/This-Snake-Sliding-across-the-Sidewalk-Is-Actually-a-Horde-of-Swarming-Larvae/

Invasive Jewelry That Harvests Kinetic Energy From The Wearer

Naomi Kizhner is an industrial designer who has seen the dark side of humanity’s future, and is preparing for a future without electricity by creating unusual pieces of invasive jewelry meant to harvest kinetic ene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Invasive-Jewelry-That-Harvests-Kinetic-Energy-From-The-Wearer/

A Monument to Old Douglas

Earlier this week, John told us about the Camels of Texas. The Confederate Army used quite a few of them during the Civil War. That inspired Neatorama reader Russ Warner to send us some of his neat pictures of the Cedar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/A-Monument-to-Old-Douglas/

Visiting the Vet

(Fowl Language Comics/Brian Gordon)While they were alive, I loved my rabbits dearly. But after they passed, I had a lot more money, more time, and less stress.When you get a pet, you're not just getting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Visiting-the-Vet/

Chihuahua Puppy Enjoys Massage

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZe3HuFA9v4]Youtube LinkThis Chihuahua puppy discovers the delight of a mechanical massager. Like many humans, once he feels the sensation, he lingers, in no mood to hurr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Chihuahua-Puppy-Enjoys-Massage/

Absurd Obstacle: 5 Speed Bumps in a Row

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB9gA9Af5Tw](Video Link)In the 90s, razor blade companies produced cartridge razors with three blades. Then four. Then five. Their idea: more is always better.Perhaps the designers of this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Absurd-5-Speed-Bumps-in-a-Row/

IKEA Instructions for Horror Movie Characters

Illustrator Ed Harrington has a series of IKEA instructions for building your favorite horror movie character. They even come strangely pseudo-Swedified with umlauts in their names. Shown here is the construction called...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/IKEA-Instructions-for-Horror-Movie-Characters/

Dad Secretly Films His Daughter's Selfie Rampage

People from all age groups find themselves obsessed with taking selfies at one point or another, but they usually grow out of this pic addiction after a while.However, many youngsters find it hard to put down that smartp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Dad-Captures-Daughters-Selfie-Rampage-On-Video/

San Francisco Art Show Pays Tribute to Stanley Kubrick

Artwork by Dave MacDowellSpoke Art Gallery in San Francisco's upcoming show Kubrick features the work of 67 artists, all inspired by the films of director Stanley Kubrick. The sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/San-Francisco-Art-Show-Pays-Tribute-to-Stanley-Kubrick/

Bad Titan - A Fistful Of Soul Gems

Bad Titan by Rory DeckerFresh from the gauntlet wars and ready to terrorize the galaxy, the self proclaimed ruler of Titan is once again busy being a bad boy, disproving the notion that everyone has a bit of goodness in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Bad-Titan-A-Fistful-Of-Soul-Gems/

This Bike Doubles As Its Own Bike Lock

(Image: Yerka Project)On the Yerka bike, you'll never forget to take your bicycle lock with you because it will always ride along. It's built into the bike frame. The down tube splits in two and pivots a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/This-Bike-Doubles-As-Its-Own-Bike-Lock/

Chocolate-Faced Little Girl Solemnly Denies Eating Chocolate Doughnut

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgpXlSp9CVo]YouTube LinkThe daughter of Mandy Meaux, shown here, has apparently decided that when it comes to consuming chocolate doughnuts, the standard is "deny, deny d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Chocolate-Faced-Little-Girl-Solemnly-Denies-Eating-Chocolate-Doughnut/

How to Cook Squirrel Brains

(Photo: Richard Heyes)Don't throw away that squirrel head! You're not limited to just flank steak and thigh meat when you have a squirrel. You can also eat the brains. And if you don't know how, don't worry. Larry Woody...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/How-to-Cook-Squirrel-Brains/

How A Demolished Wall Led To The Rediscovery Of An Underground City

People expect to find mold, busted pipes, and a rat or two when they tear down a wall in their home during renovation, but in 1963 a man discovered a strange room behind his wall that, with a little bit of digging, led t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/How-A-Demolished-Wall-Led-To-The-Rediscovery-Of-An-Underground-City/

Peter the Elephant Plays the Red Clarinet

[http://youtu.be/4iyxUK_e5nU] (YouTube link)Peter the elephant lives in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Here, he enjoys a clarinet tune from Paul Barton and wants to make some music of his own. Elephant see, elephant do. Who’...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Peter-the-Elephant-Plays-the-Red-Clarinet/

Doomsday Speeches Were Planned Had Moon Landing or D-Day Failed

Image ViaWe don't like to think about "what if's". We don't like to imagine moments in history if they had played out any differently. We essentially like the way everything played out, for the most part. But, what we do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Doomsday-Speeches-Were-Planned-Had-Moon-Landing-or-D-Day-Failed/

The Flee the British 5K--A Burning of Washington-Themed Footrace

(Photo: Miki J./National Geographic)As I've mentioned before, last Sunday marked the two hundredth anniversary of the burning of Washington by British troops.To mark the occasion, some Americans in Washington, D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/The-Flee-the-British-5K-A-Burning-of-Washington-Themed-Footrace/

Ant Teamwork

[http://youtu.be/TmpXrai0DWk] (YouTube link)A colony of ants work together to drag dinner back to the nest to share -and possibly store- their find. The ants form chain to get more pulling power. At first I thought this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Ant-Teamwork/

11 of the Weirdest Buildings on Earth

No, you're not having vision problems, nor was this image Photoshopped. That's just the way Krzywy Domek (Polish for "crazy house") looks. And that's only one of the eleven totally strange structures we rounded up for ou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/11-of-the-Weirdest-Buildings-on-Earth/

Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On

Only one man could make an album about poverty, drugs, and the Vietnam War sound sexy and soulful. That man was Marvin Gaye, and his vision changed the music industry forever. On the 28th anniversary of his tragic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Marvin-Gayes-Whats-Going-On/

Orkoman - It's A Scarf, It's A Hat, It's A Pint Sized Wizard!

Orkoman by Platinum BastardThe kingdom was plagued by a thief, who was going around stealing precious artifacts, but the crimes didn't involve magic or might so Prince Adam refused to transform into his He-roic alter eg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Orkoman-Its-A-Scarf-Its-A-Hat-Its-A-Pint-Sized-Wizard/

Professor to Students: Don't Email Me!

Pictured above is a screenshot from a course syllabus produced by Dr. Spring-Serenity Duvall, a professor of media and gender studies at Salem College in North Carolina. During the Spring semster of 2014, she prohibited...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Professor-to-Students-Dont-Email-Me/

Motherless Mountain Lion Cub Found in Washington State

This male mountain lion cub was found dehydrated and malnourished by a resident of Spokane, Washington. At the time, he was just three weeks old. Washington state fish and wildlife authorities conducted a fruitless searc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/Motherless-Mountain-Lion-Cub-Found-In-Washington-State/

A French Fry Bed for Supersizing Your Naps

Would you like to lie down in a warm, greasy carton of fresh French fries? Of course you would! They're the ultimate comfort food and now, thanks to designer Cecilia Carey, the ultimate bed. Her Supersize Bed*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/29/A-French-Fry-Bed-for-Supersizing-Your-Naps/




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