Archive for September 13th, 2014

GoPro Video of Some Crazy Pool Shots

GoPro videos seem to be the new go-to video if you want to experience something from a perspective you thought you never would be before. They have risen in popularity over the last few years as the rigs themselves have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/GoPro-Video-of-Some-Crazy-Pool-Shots/

Artist Creates Replicas of Complex Machines Using Wood

Pictured above is a replica of an airport security checkpoint. It's at a museum, not an airport. Roxy Paine is currently exhibiting it at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City. His exhibit, which is entitled, "The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Artist-Creates-Replicas-of-Complex-Machines-Using-Wood/

Battlecat Is Now Ready For Battle!

Cat strikes epic pose, with a little help from his owner.Cat looks fierce and determined in spite of the fact that the massive rodent army is approaching.Cat is transformed into Battlecat, ready to do battle with his bat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Battlecat-Is-Now-Ready-For-Battle/

Cthulhu The Animated Series - Squidfaced Superhero Show

Cthulhu The Animated Series by adho1982When that most famous Great Old One arose from his slumber he had only one thing on his mind- syndicated television programming. He knew that the fastest way to people's minds woul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Cthulhu-The-Animated-Series-Squidfaced-Superhero-Show/

Delicious-Looking Larvae Are Actually Realistic Gummy Worms

(Photos: Akai Tento)Akai Tento no Koohii Ten's grubs are so realistic that you probably wouldn't be surprised to see them crawl around your plate. But be prepared for disappointment: they're actually just fruit-f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Delicious-Looking-Larvae-Are-Actually-Realistic-Gummy-Worms/

The Wedding Photo at Ground Zero

Lesley University assistant professor Elizabeth Stringer Keefe came into the possession of a wedding photo that was picked up in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the buildings collapsed on 9/11. Every year for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/The-Wedding-Photo-at-Ground-Zero/

Japanese Chef Has a Way With Slicing Cucumber

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgqeYbZUAlI]YouTube LinkThis Japanese chef's slicing skills are impressive. He cuts an already thin cucumber into several shapes, and shaves off the skin so precisely it e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Japanese-Chef-Has-a-Way-With-Slicing-Cucumber/

Roozle, The Little Girl Who Draws Herself to Sleep

How do you get a 4-year old to sleep? With great difficulty.But Riley, the daughter of Casey Carey-Brown of of Boston, found a way. Her little girl, who goes by the nickname "Roozle," likes to color herself to sleep. Giv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Roozle-The-Little-Girl-Who-Draws-Herself-to-Sleep/

Weird Ways People Have Tried To Stop Lava

When a volcano erupts, the conventional wisdom is that you evacuate, because there’s nothing you can do to stop the destructive power of the heat, ash, and lava that comes from it. But conditions vary. If a lava fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Weird-Ways-People-Have-Tried-To-Stop-Lava/

Cat and Owl are Best Buddies

[http://youtu.be/dnqdpL9gd5o]YouTube LinkAndre Costa is a biologist from São Caetano do Sul, Brazil who has experience as an animal handler and works for an environmental educatio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Cat-and-Owl-are-Best-Buddies/

Stylist Cuts Famous Skylines into Chest Hair

(Photos: Braun)According to legend, Michelangelo, the Italian Renaissance artist and ninja turtle, once said that the task of a sculptor is to find the sculpture within a block of stone, then just clear away the excess s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Stylist-Cuts-Famous-Skylines-into-Chest-Hair/

The Most Interesting Cause in the World

[http://youtu.be/u79atBrpNZY] (YouTube link)What does the most interesting man in the world do in his spare time? When he’s not drinking Dos Equis, Jonathan Goldsmith works with MAG, or Mines Advisory Group. He&rsq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/The-Most-Interesting-Cause-in-the-World/

Pikachu Clad Dude Wandered On To White House Lawn On 9/11

September Eleventh is a day of remembrance, and for many a day of mourning, but thankfully it hasn’t yet become a day of acting the fool just to get some media attention.However, this year one unfortunate fellow ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Pikachu-Clad-Dude-Wandered-On-To-White-House-Lawn-On-911/

The Hórreos of Spain

(Photo: Adhara Caamaño)This is a hórreo. It's a structure that can be found throughout western and southern Europe, but is most common in Spain. It's a building built on stone columns. Some have stood for 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/The-Horreos-of-Spain/

Mei & Toto - A Neighborly Adventure

Mei & Toto by SalvatraneIt took a while for Mei to warm up to her furry neighbor Totoro, but once they'd gone on a few adventures in the woods together the unlikely duo became best friends. They discovered that they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Mei-Toto-A-Neighborly-Adventure/

Give It Up by Kutiman

[http://youtu.be/WoHxoz_0ykI] (YouTube link)Ophir Kutiel, who goes by Kutiman, is a musician and editor who took lots of YouTube clips of amateur music performances, from different people, different years, different plac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Give-It-Up-by-Kutiman/

IKEA Product Cosplay Contest

Do you look like an IKEA product? You might with the right costume. IKEA's Malyasian division held a cosplay contest which invited customers to dress up like the products that the company sells. The grand prize winner go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/IKEA-Product-Cosplay-Contest/

When I Cough, My Cat Quacks

[http://youtu.be/gqMaWqS2FVQ] (YouTube link)YouTube member Павел Сутырин says his cat does this regularly.This happens almost everytime the cat sleeps or just rests. It also answer to sneezing. It's of partic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/When-I-Cough-My-Cat-Quacks/

200 Years Ago Today: The Battle of Baltimore and the Star-Spangled Banner

(Photo of fireworks over Ft. Henry by Rich Dennison/The Daily Record)Today is the bicentennial of a seminal event in the formation of the American national identity. Two hundred years ago today, America...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/200-Years-Ago-Today-The-Battle-of-Baltimore-and-the-Star-Spangled-Banner/

Eleven Successful Products Originally Invented for Something Else

Mental Floss presents this priceless list of products that are popular today yet had dubious beginnings as products of a different type. Some of these are hilarious — including the abovementioned  use of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/Eleven-Successful-Products-Originally-Invented-for-Something-Else/

What Is a Sandwich?

[http://youtu.be/qDSPDOe7LJg] (YouTube link)Oh, you think you know what a sandwich is. After all, we’ve eaten so many of them all our lives, from peanut butter and jelly in our lunch bags to foot-long hoagies. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/What-Is-a-Sandwich/

NECA Joker Figure A Thing of (Chaotic) Beauty

I think it is still safe to say, years later, we are still deeply affected by Heath Ledger's portayal of The Joker before his tragic and untimely death. Maybe one of the most menacing and freaky characters ever put on fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/NECA-Joker-Figure-A-Thing-of-Chaotic-Beauty/

The Excavator Is Stuck in a Ditch. Now What?

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw6AHJi-noQ](Video Link)Regular readers know that I am awed by the skills of good excavator drivers. In the past, we've seen one load a digger into a truck without a ramp, serve as the eng...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/13/The-Excavator-Is-Stuck-in-a-Ditch-Now-What/
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