Archive for September 2nd, 2014

Twitter Hashtag Prompts Users to Post Their Forbidden Fauxtos

If your phone was hacked, would there be any embarrassing pictures there to steal? Last week, a thread was started on 4chan by a poster claiming to be a hacker in possession of celebrity nude photos. The poster claimed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Twitter-Hashtag-Prompts-Users-to-Post-Their-Forbidden-Fauxtos/

The Reality Behind The Beats By Dre Headphones

I don't know if you know, but those super expensive Beats by Dre headphones that you see everyone wearing? Well, um, they are not so great. You know what they are great at? Trying to point out to people you have no probl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/The-Reality-Behind-The-Beats-By-Dre-Headphones/

Phone Lines of Stockholm in the Late Nineteenth Century

A limitation of the first phone lines in the late 1800s was that there had to be a line for each phone, which was connected to an exchange. Each call was then manually connected by an operator. Thus, the necessary lines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Phone-Lines-of-Stockholm-in-the-Late-Nineteenth-Century/

The Most Hilarious Dashcam Video Ever

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnsdc7cTPuU](Video Link)We've seen some wild dashcam videos from Russia, such as insurance scams, road rage, street justice, and a driving cat. The are often terrifying and thrilling. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/The-Most-Hilarious-Dashcam-Video-Ever/

Headless Horseman - Not Just A Figment Of Ichabod's Imagination

Headless Horseman by Chicoloco DesignsThere's a creepy chill in the fall air, and walking home alone at night is starting to feel like a bad idea, because horrible things are waiting for unwary travelers in the dark. Ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Headless-Horseman-Not-Just-A-Figment-Of-Ichabods-Imagination/

Trovants: The Growing Stones of Romania

In Romania’s Valcea County, there are boulders called trovants that grow. Really. They also multiply, by sprouting bulbs that form into rocks. It sounds like a tall tale or urban legend, but science confirms it. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Trovants-The-Growing-Stones-of-Romania/

John Oliver, Cookie Monster, Al Roker, and Nick Offerman Broadcast the News

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLi2xB82ZyI](Video Link)W-ORD Channel 7 News keeps you up to date on the latest news in letters. John Oliver and Cookie Monster are the co-anchors. Telly Monster is the field reporter. Al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/John-Oliver-Cookie-Monster-Al-Roker-and-Nick-Offerman-Broadcast-the-News/

This Baby Was Born Ready to Rock

(Photo: Hazuki)Some of us are ready to rock only after extensive training and preparation. But this little girl was born ready. It's especially fitting that she's showing the double sign of the horns bec...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/This-Baby-Was-Born-Ready-to-Rock/

An Unused Chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Surfaces

The Guardian has published a chapter from a draft of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that wasn't published in the book. This is the second time an unused piece from Dahl's celeb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/An-Unused-Chapter-of-iCharlie-and-the-Chocolate-Factoryi-Surfaces/

Bardarbunga Eruption

[http://youtu.be/e4PUOBIwEv0] (YouTube link)This is raw footage from EuroNews of the Bardabunga volcano erupting today in Iceland. Lava fountains are spewing up to 100 meters high, yet journalists and sightseers are ther...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Bardarbunga-Eruption/

How Batista From Guardians of the Galaxy Inspired an Autistic Child

Image ViaSometimes, the web is full of irreverence and silliness, which can be a good thing. But sometimes, in some far flung corner of the interwebz, you will find a story that feeds your soul a bit. For me today, this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/How-Batista-From-Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-Inspired-an-Autistic-Child/

Tucker Finds a Home

You may have seen pictures of this sad-looking cat over the past few weeks. This is Tucker, and she has genetic abnormalities that give her droopy eyes, extremely sensitive skin (hence the t-shirts), and deformed legs. Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Tucker-Finds-a-Home/

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

(Photo: unknown)It doesn't have to be a snowman. It can be a mutated snowbeast that will destroy our enemies.Well, it will once I get a grant that can fund one of sufficient size.Yes, I know: and pass the instit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Do-You-Want-to-Build-a-Snowman/

Fawlty Towers in LEGO

The BBC TV show Fawlty Towers aired only twelve episodes, but the talents of John Cleese and the rest of the cast left an indelible mark on the show’s fans 40 years ago. One of those fans has recreated the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Fawlty-Towers-in-LEGO/

Peekaboo Pup

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td9hO-t-RAo]YouTube LinkBenny the English bulldog isn't just your average Joe Pup. He has fans. And Instagram followers. His future's so bright he's gotta wear shades. Or...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Peekaboo-Pup/

The Ungrammatical Grand-Master - Mighty Buff He Is

The Ungrammatical Grand-Master by Randy CoffeyThe little green master was getting tired of using his mind all the time, and those splitting headaches weren't helping his demeanor, so he decided to bulk up and start batt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/The-Ungrammatical-Grand-Master-Mighty-Buff-He-Is/

One Project in the Life of an Astronomer, Described in Haiku

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.(Image credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF)by Eric Schulman National Radio Astronomy Observatory Charlottesville, VirginiaAcronyms swim and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/One-Project-in-the-Life-of-an-Astronomer-Described-in-Haiku/

Worn Out Old Car Finds New Use as a Barbecue

Crank up the engine.Then add meat to the pit.Note that the spits rotate to provide even cooking throughout the slabs of meat.The workshop geniuses at Wolks Gruppe Garibaldi in Brazil weren't ready to give up on the old j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Worn-Out-Old-Car-Finds-New-Use-as-a-Barbecue/

Thailand's Exquisite White Temple

    Image: Vivian WanThailand's Wat Rong Khun or "White Temple," featured previously on Neatorama in a 2007 article on unique temples, is a glorious sight to behold. Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Thailands-Exquisite-White-Temple/

Whodunit: The Piney Bluffers

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? (I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Whodunit-The-Piney-Bluffers/

Bananas: Kitty Kryptonite

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oei7grF0_pk]YouTube LinkOne would think bananas are kitty kryptonite the way a lot of them react so negatively to the sight of the fruit. What causes this cat named Vaapp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Bananas-Kitty-Kryptonite/

Giant Walking Dragon Seen Around France

Image ViaIf you are not familiar with the work of art collective La Machine, we suggest you do so immediately. Known for huge, moving, working art instillations that they then use to walk around and interact with people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Giant-Walking-Dragon-Seen-Around-France/

You Can Win A Geeky Custom Spotlight of Your Choosing

Custom Spotlights make cool spotlights and you can buy many of their premade designs right now. Or you can have one custom made in any design you choose. While the service will ordinarily cost £95, you can *st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/You-Can-Win-A-Geeky-Custom-Spotlight-of-Your-Choosing/

Battleship Yamato Model Made with Wine Bottles and Corks

Twitter user @belcorno is perhaps best known for his work as a latte artist. We've previously featured his colorful work in that medium. But over the summer, he embarked on a new artistic journey by creating *strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Battleship-Yamato-Model-Made-with-Wine-Bottles-and-Corks/

Viva La Vader

[http://youtu.be/eLvrYv84Soc] (YouTube link)ZDoggMD (Dr. Zubin Damania) blames George Lucas for ruining his childhood with retroactive edits to the Star Wars series. I don’t know if that really inspired th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Viva-La-Vader/

8 Children's Libraries That Make You Wish You Were A Kid Again

I don't know about you guys, but I loved my local library when I was a kid. But with all the distractions of mobile devices, games, and more, many kids never even visit the library and when they do, they find it to be bo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/8-Childrens-Libraries-That-Make-You-Wish-You-Were-A-Kid-Again/

Dengar Bail Bonds - A Name You Can Trust, A Face You Can Fear

Dengar Bail Bonds by ArtistXeroPeople are always talking about the Fetts, like they're the only bounty hunters in the galaxy, but they're the stars of their own reality show now and aren't really putting much effort int...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Dengar-Bail-Bonds-A-Name-You-Can-Trust-A-Face-You-Can-Fear/

The Cutest Piglet on Vine

Ashley Gonzalez of Miami rescued an adorable little piggy, which she named Iris. Now they're the best of friends and Iris is a Vine celebrity.-via Daily of the DayVine, pigs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/The-Cutest-Piglet-on-Vine/

Cigarette Pack Life Hacks From 100 Years Ago That Still Work Today

Life hacks have always been around, but before the internet they were called tips, tricks, or helpful hints.There’s a common misconception that people are just now coming up with a lot of these helpful hacks, like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Cigarette-Pack-Life-Hacks-From-100-Years-Ago-That-Still-Work-Today/

Ark-Like Whales Carry Whole Worlds on Their Backs

From Visual News comes this lovely sculptural series called "DREAMS-ark." There's little information available about the artist, Ruilin Wang, or what he's trying to express. But I think that he's tapping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/02/Ark-Like-Whales-Carry-Whole-Worlds-on-Their-Backs/




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