Archive for October 10th, 2014

How To Make Your Own Amazon Kindle E-Book In Just Hours

Image Credit: netalloyEveryone these days wants the right to say they are a published author. It is very en vogue in the same way that being a "foodie" is very hip right now. Whilst the truest writers will use that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Amazon-Kindle-E-Book-In-Just-Hours/

Let's Play Doctor! - Thirteen Incarnations, One Imagination

Let's Play Doctor by CoDDesignsKids have vivid imaginations, but when you're born a Time Lord you don't have to imagine adventure- you live it! In fact, Time Lords are lucky because they get to have multiple lifetimes f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Lets-Play-Doctor-Thirteen-Incarnations-One-Imagination/

Teaching Teenagers How to Drive in an Age of Flying Cars

[http://vimeo.com/108312407](Video Link)Do remember how hard it was to learn how to drive? It was scary for you, but even scarier for your instructor. Now imagine that coming of age experience in the future, when cars ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Teaching-Teenagers-How-to-Drive-in-an-Age-of-Flying-Cars/

Batman 75th Anniversary Stamps Unveiled

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled its set of stamps to commemorate Batman’s 75th anniversary.For 75 years, Batman has protected Gotham City from the forces of evil. Since his debut, he has become one of the most...

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The Best 3 Seconds of Your Day Will Be Watching This Lemur Bounce off the Walls

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfKpHzCZPUg](Video Link)This is how William Toomey's ring-tailed lemur, Koko, traverses a hallway. There's no need for him to touch the floor.Can you do this? Please record your efforts an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/The-Best-3-Seconds-of-Your-Day-Will-Be-Watching-This-Lemur-Bounce-off-the-Walls/

This Is What Disney's Animal Characters Would Look Like As Humans

Disney Studios have been creating lively characters, with personalities that leap off the screen and stories that capture our imaginations, for nearly one hundred years.Disney's legacy may have started with a mouse, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/What-Disneys-Animal-Characters-Would-Look-Like-As-Humans/

The Empire Strikes Back Uncut

[http://youtu.be/GjsFAZWnA00] (YouTube link)In 2009, we told you about a Star Wars Uncut, a project in which volunteer filmmakers from around the world were going to remake Star Wars, with each participant respo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/The-Empire-Strikes-Back-Uncut/

J.J. Abrams Has Personally Solved That Star Wars Algebra Problem

Last Friday, we told you about a wonderful word problem written by 8th grade student Cody Swanek. It's about the troubles that J.J. Abrams, the director of the next Star Wars movie, faces during production. Pict...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/JJ-Abrams-Has-Solved-That-Star-Wars-Algebra-Problem/

According to this 1977 Halloween Safety Film, You Might as Well Cancel Halloween

[http://vimeo.com/6825745]Vimeo LinkA blogger named Jason Willis tracked down this 1977 Halloween safety video in which he appeared at age seven. The video, a Centron educational film, pretty much takes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/According-to-this-1977-Halloween-Safety-Film-You-Might-as-Well-Cancel-Halloween/

This Giant Macaron Is a Sumo Wrestling Prize

Can you drive your opponent to the ground? Then, obviously, you should bear this giant green macaron as a trophy. Rocket News 24 reports that this giant cookie was a prize at the Sumo Senshuraku champion...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/This-Giant-Macaron-Is-a-Sumo-Wrestling-Prize/

10 Cartoons From The 1990s You Might Not Remember

The 1990s were the last great era of Saturday Morning cartoons, when cartoon giants like Hanna-Barbera were still creating animated series in their classic style, and anime had yet to take over on network television.Show...

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How to Turn a Volkswagen into a Grill

Imgur user Managerofnothing wanted to restore his Volkswagen Rabbit GTI. To do so, he bought another GTI and stripped it for parts. He still had most of the shell of the extra GTI left over. So he decided to use it *stro...

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Invoking Cthulhu - The Language Of Madness

INVOKING CTHULHU by AlexRoivasThis shirt comes with a serious warning- do not say the incantation written on the front without sorcerer supervision, and make sure you discourage your friends from saying the words out lo...

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Baby Learns to Walk

[http://youtu.be/VLq3kV55ESw] (YouTube link)Nick Turner had a camera set up in the family room to capture his daughter’s first steps. As you can guess, that plan meant he captured an awful lot of attempts and false...

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Nature's Vampires

Lampreys are eel-like water creatures that can grow up to 40 inches in length. While only 18 out of the 38 lamprey species actually suck blood, both the non-blood sucker and vampire lampreys (scientific name: vamp lamps)...

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Can You Smoothie A Hot Dog?

Sometimes, it takes the internet to ask the probing questions the rest of us might be too scares to ask. Like, for example, can you make a hot dog into a smoothie? I mean, I am pretty sure you can, and I am pretty sure t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Can-You-Smoothie-A-Hot-Dog/

City Raccoons Are Smarter Than Their Country Cousins

Toronto has a problem with raccoons. For years, the critters have been overturning garbage cans and entering people’s homes to find food, and they are good at it. Design a new garbage can lid, and the raccoons will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/City-Raccoons-Are-Smarter-Than-Their-Country-Cousins/

Friends Spend All Year Planning Halloween Light Show Set to Music

[http://youtu.be/4vWChPYkuwA]YouTube LinkIn a production that will put an abrupt end to me patting myself on the back for adding a little string of lights and a few decorations to my front porch, Nick Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Friends-Spend-All-Year-Planning-Halloween-Light-Show-Set-to-Music/

If We Used Shakespearean Insults Today

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_Uej8LJ48Q](Video Link)Siobhan Thompson of BBC America's Anglophenia blog imagines insulting people using only the words of William Shakespeare. In that case, my response to the Bard is:Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/If-We-Used-Shakespearean-Insults-Today/

Pregnancy Announcement as Wes Anderson Parody

[http://youtu.be/au5K4ItDODU]YouTube LinkFilm editor Ben Snyder and his partner Jacqueline Shu created this clever Wes Anderson parody to serve as their pregnancy announcement. The parody, which they cal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Pregnancy-Announcement-as-Wes-Anderson-Parody/

25 Times Walmart Employees Simply Stopped Caring

Giant retail megastores are breeding grounds for apathetic employees, and when you simply don’t want to be at work it shows:(Image Link)Some apathetic employees spend their days figuring out how to avoid doing any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/25-Times-Walmart-Employees-Simply-Stopped-Caring/

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy Reunite in a Funny Volkswagen Commercial

Volkswagen wants people to think of its electric cars as futuristic, so it hired William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy to appear in this German language commercial. It shows a young and hardcore Trekkie getting the thrill of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/William-Shatner-and-Leonard-Nimoy-Reunite-in-a-Funny-Volkswagen-Commercial/

Lions Find Movie Stars Just as Tasty as Average Joes

In a story that seems nearly incomprehensible, actress Tippi Hedren decided back in the early 1970s that it was a good idea to move a bunch of lions into her Sherman Oaks, California home. Neil, the lion sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Lions-Find-Movie-Stars-Just-as-Tasty-as-Average-Joes/

Excellent Me - Springfield's Newest Residents

Excellent Me by HarantulaThe minions decided to dress up in Halloween costumes that suited their peculiar skin palor, so naturally they thought of those cartoon stars with the simple name- The Simpsons. Gru loved the id...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Excellent-Me-Springfields-Newest-Residents/

God Only Knows

[http://youtu.be/XqLTe8h0-jo] (YouTube link)To launch the new service BBC Music, the British Broadcasting Corporation commissioned a music video with an “impossible orchestra,” featuring diverse and sundry mu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/God-Only-Knows/

Over 20 Wonderful Decorating Ideas For A Halloween Dinner Party

Last week Homes and Hues presented some wonderfully horrific Halloween decorations for the outside of your home, so this week we've turned to the inside -specifically the dining room, bringing you some of the best Hallow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Over-20-Wonderful-Decorating-Ideas-For-A-Halloween-Dinner-Party/

5 Superhero (and Supervillain) Origins

We've read their comics, watched their movies, TV shows and cartoons, and dressed like them for Halloween. But where did our favorite superheroes come from?1. SupermanArguably America's first su...

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Star Trek Wedding Ring Set Is Ready for Saucer Separation

This clever ring set shows the Enterprise engaged in saucer separation--a process which permits the primary hull to detach from the secondary hull. In the Next Generation, saucer separation was a fairly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Star-Trek-Wedding-Ring-Set-Is-Ready-for-Saucer-Separation/

Pop Culture as Scrap Metal Sculpture

These sculptures skillfully crafted out of scrap metal are the work of a metal workshop in Thailand called Ban Hun Lek. Their work runs the gamut from the pop cultural (beloved movie and other characters), to the in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Pop-Culture-as-Scrap-Metal-Sculpture/

JalapeƱo Chocolate Donuts

Recently, I wrote a post about a donut shop in Los Angeles that has inventive recipes, such a donut with a whole Snickers bar baked inside. In the comments, BillB said, "They've got nothing on Amy's in Colorado Springs."...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/10/Jalapeno-Chocolate-Donuts/










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