Archive for September 19th, 2014

Metallic Shield - Superheroes And Super Spies

Metallic Shield by AlecxpsIf the super secret agency known as SHIELD ever had to choose a color to represent their agency chances are they'd choose either black or metallic silver. Black is the color of stealth, the not...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Metallic-Shield-Superheroes-And-Super-Spies/

A Collection Of Unusual And Easy To Make Halloween Costumes

(Image Link)Taking pride in your costume on Halloween doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money on a custom made or professional grade costume, nor does it mean you have to be a talented costumer to create some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/21-Unusual-And-Easy-To-Make-Halloween-Costumes/

The Scariest Music Video You Have Never Seen

Music videos often come across like they want to be bubble gum. They want to be easily accessed and enjoyed by all. They want to be safe and tasty, but nothing too out of the ordinary. But there are exceptions to every r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/The-Scariest-Music-Video-You-Have-Never-Seen/

Cops in Iceland

Iceland has an extremely low crime rate, which leaves the police with time to interact with the public. And take pictures. May I draw your attention to the Instagram account of Lögreglan, the Reykjaví...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Cops-in-Iceland/

Desensationalized Headlines

Headlines: in the past five years or so, they seem to have reached a level beyond ridiculous. A writer may say that reading X will make the reader Y, when Y is to go insane, be unable to believe their eyes, scream, hide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Desensationalized-Headlines/

The Mexican Burrowing Toad Is Cute--From a Certain Point of View

Well, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view, as the wise Obi-Wan Kenobi put it. Far be it from me to engage in toad-shaming.The entomologist and nature photograp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/The-Mexican-Burrowing-Toad-Is-Cute-From-a-Certain-Point-of-View/

The McDonald's Cocaine Spoon Fiasco

If you were around in the 1970s, you might remember the McDonalds coffee spoon, which was nicknamed the McSpoon. It was small, well-designed, perfect for stirring coffee, with a scoop about size of a nostril, and could h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/The-McDonalds-Cocaine-Spoon-Fiasco/

Pixar and Their Awesome Blooper Reels: A Bug's Life

Pixar seem to go above and beyond when it comes to producing family entertainment. The quality of their work, when paired with the art and writing, pretty much ensures everyone walks away a fan of everything they do.A gr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Pixar-and-Their-Awesome-Blooper-Reels/

Hand Stitched Portraits Reflect Life In The Digital Age

As we become more reliant on technology in our everyday lives our relationship with the digital age becomes more complicated, and we find ourselves growing more accustomed to having a part of our lives that is purely dig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Hand-Stitched-Portraits-Reflect-Life-In-The-Digital-Age/

Why Port and Starboard Indicate Left and Right

[http://youtu.be/SAjcJDoz9wM] (YouTube link)The language of sea travel may seem like a foreign language to you, as it does to me. In an examination of the use of “port” and “starboard” to mean the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Why-Port-and-Starboard-Indicate-Left-and-Right/

Thirteen Facts About George R.R. Martin

Tomorrow is George R.R. Martin's 66th birthday. In honor of the occasion, Dustin Rowles at Uproxx has compiled a list of facts about the celebrated writer/producer. The focus of this list is on Martin's personal lif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Thirteen-Facts-About-George-RR-Martin/

Galaxy Buddies - Guardians Of Good Vibes

Galaxy Buddies by Kellabell9They're a bit rough around the edges at times, but when peace has been restored to the galaxy and everyone is just hanging out listening to an awesome mix tape or two Rocket and his tree pal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Galaxy-Buddies-Guardians-Of-Good-Vibes/

2014 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded

Slipping on banana peels, seeing Jesus in toast, magnetic dogs, and baby poop sausage: what do these thing all have in common? They are the subjects of prize-winning scientific research!Our friends at The Annals of I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/2014-Ig-Nobel-Prizes-Awarded/

Smithsonian’s “Wilderness Forever” Photo Exhibit and Contest

Mountain Goat Kids, Mount Evans Wilderness, ColoradoImage: Verdon TomajkoIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act, The Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History is featuring an exhibit of photograp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Smithsonians-Wilderness-Forever-Photo-Exhibit-and-Contest/

Vintage MTV Concert Doc - Punks And Poseurs

It’s hard to believe the MTV of today was once a network devoted to music, and thriving subcultures based around music, instead of cheesy reality shows and decidedly non-musical content.MTV has begun to show music...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Vintage-MTV-Concert-Doc-Punks-And-Poseurs/

27 Actors Who Started Out on ER

Twenty years ago today, a new TV show premiered that would last 15 seasons and spawn a lot of acting careers. It was ER, which starred an ensemble cast of not-so-well-known working actors who became household na...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/27-Actors-Who-Started-Out-on-ER/

19 Awesome Bingo Cards to Play While Watching TV

(Image via NightmareNear)I used to have an attention span. Then the internet came along. Now it's not enough for me to just watch TV. I have to do something else as well.And what might that be? Bingo! You've got it. Matt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/19-Awesome-Bingo-Cards-to-Play-While-Watching-TV/

A Meditative Photo Series About Hermits And Their Woodland Homes

There are many reasons why someone would choose to turn their back on the city and start a new life in the wilds, and yet very few people actually see the move as a feasible option.Noise, neighbors, pollution, high rent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/A-Meditative-Photo-Series-About-Hermits-And-Their-Woodland-Homes/

Junior Dance Battle

[http://youtu.be/aFF6BD81Kgo] (YouTube link)You know how kids love to try out what they see adults do? These three siblings staged their own dance battle earlier this week. ShoateZoo’s kids are ages 6, 4, and 2. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Junior-Dance-Battle/

Deserted Nuclear Test Sites of the Soviet Union

For several years, Nadav Kander has explored Soviet cities that were once nuclear test sites, the locations of which have been historically kept under wraps. As Kander learned their locations, he traveled to multipl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Deserted-Nuclear-Test-Sites-of-the-Soviet-Union/

Koala Spat

[http://youtu.be/djK_ucSYpaw] (YouTube link)Elin Nordlander caught these two koalas airing their differences at Great Otway National Park in Melbourne, Australia. Although angry koalas usually sound like grunting pigs, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Koala-Spat/

The Ancient Maya Batman

To mark the 75th anniversary of the birth of Batman, the Mexican division of Warner Home Entertainment and the Mexican Museum of Design gave plain white plastic busts of Batman to 30 Mexican artists. They encouraged the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/The-Ancient-Maya-Batman/

The Titan's Blue Box- My Collection Is Now Complete

The Titan's Blue Box by Fmm3Thanos sees the universe as his personal property, full of people and planets to do with whatever he pleases, but he didn't count on the power of one lord of time and his sonic screwdriver. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/The-Titans-Blue-Box-My-Collection-Is-Now-Complete/

The Search for Spock

Okay, adults, back to school time, and you will be timed on this. A year before the movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock came out, he was featured in a math problem in a 1983 issue of the journal Mathem...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/The-Search-for-Spock/

This 8-Year Old Earns $1.3 Million a Year

(Photo: EvanTubeHD)This is Evan. He's 8 years old. He earns more money than you and I do. In fact, he earns more money than we ever will.Is that depressing? Wait--I'm not finished yet.Evan earns that money by playing wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/This-8-Year-Old-Earns-13-Million-a-Year/

Dress Up Your Porch For Halloween

Most home Halloween decorations go the spooky route, but if you can dress up like Frodo, John Travolta or Spock, then why can't your house dress up as something little different too? This year, let your home reflect your...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Dress-Up-Your-Porch-For-Halloween/

5 Little-Known Pirate Stories

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Let's hear some pirate stories, courtesy of mental_floss magazine.  1. Pirate PanacheLegendary and ruthless sea-raider "Black Bart" may win the award for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/5-Little-Known-Pirate-Stories/

Two Anonymous Artists Sneak Into Classroom Every Night and Do Elaborate Chalk Drawings

ImageCredits: Danger DustOne thing about school is, it can a little tiring at times. You trot from class to class, and over the course of the day, it is hard to keep that fire burning inside. But what if, every time you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Two-Anonymous-Artists-Sneak-Into-Classroom-Every-Night-and-Do-Elaborate-Chalk-Drawings/

Real News Anchors Report Fake But Good News

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxDvET-dF_o](Video Link)So what's going on in the world? Let's turn on the news, shall we?No, that's too depressing. Spoiler alert: everything is awful.Wouldn't it be nice to have some goo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Real-News-Anchors-Report-Fake-But-Good-News/

Eight Little-Known Facts About Zoolander

Rumors have been going around about a Zoolander sequel lately, thirteen years after the original. Hard to say what Hansel, Mugatu, Derek and the gang could be up to these days. But for now, a blast from the past...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/19/Eight-Little-Known-Facts-About-Zoolander/




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