Archive for November 3rd, 2014

Viking Longboat Conference Table for Pillaging Planning

Any company that has this conference table is the type of company that I want to work for. Meetings in such a room would inspire the same type of aggressive business strategy that carried Norse raiders from Newfoundland...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Viking-Longboat-Conference-Table-for-Pillaging-Planning/

Aug(de)mented Reality 2

[http://youtu.be/9V-kc5Hc1iE] (YouTube link)Back in March we introduced you to storyboard artist Marty Cooper and his delightful Sharpie and White-Out doodles that add a little something extra to real-life scenes. He gav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Augdemented-Reality-2/

Camouflage Ice Cream

(Photo: Baskin Robbins)Is your ice cream trying to hide from you? If it wants to survive, then wearing camo could be a good idea.The ice cream shop chain Baskin-Robbins is selling ice cream and cones that come in a *stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Camouflage-Ice-Cream/

Fourteen Regular People Who Became Memes

It's hard to pinpoint the factors that combine to become a lasting internet meme. But an engaging picture is usually part of the equation. In the case of the meme above, an adorable picture of Sammy Griner taken by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Fourteen-Regular-People-Who-Became-Memes/

Are You Employed? Get on the Patch

This job will eventually kill you. Do the sensible thing and get on the patch. It'll satisfy your cravings just enough to keep you sane. Doug Savage of Savage Chickens imagines a more reasonable world th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Are-You-Employed-Get-on-the-Patch/

Awful Moments in Quarantine History

When news of a local suffering from a deadly infectious disease is disseminated to the public, the fear is palpable, in that it affects citizens' actions and daily lives. At times, fear of epidemics has resulted in hyste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Awful-Moments-in-Quarantine-History/

Icky Mouse - A Classic Cartoon Predator

Icky Mouse by Dann MatthewsWhen that infamous alien predator came down to Earth to stalk human prey by the hundreds he decided to assume a form seen as more pleasant by the fleshy beings, so he could get in nice and clo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Icky-Mouse-A-Classic-Cartoon-Predator/

Surgeon Performs Life-Saving Operation on the Obstetrician Who Delivered Him 45 Years Ago

(Photo of Dr. Kincade showing Dr. Affleck his birth certificate by Sutter Memorial Hospital)45 years ago, Dr. Jim Affleck, an obstetrician, worked at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, California. He delivered...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Surgeon-Performs-Life-Saving-Operation-on-the-Obstetrician-Who-Delivered-Him-45-Years-Ago/

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

[http://youtu.be/PrSPuBYm-Cw] (YouTube link)Two years after a simple picture made her a smash internet meme, Grumpy Cat is a bona fide movie star. Well, she’s the subject of an upcoming Lifetime movie, Grumpy C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Grumpy-Cats-Worst-Christmas-Ever/

The Trouble With Tribbles in One Gif

Star Trek’s tribbles became an internet meme back in 2007 when image macros were produced using LOLcat language over scenes from the Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles." See those LOLtrek images compiled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/The-Trouble-With-Tribbles-in-One-Gif/

This is a Baby Penguin Robot

(Photos: Frederique Olivier, John Downer Productions, Le Maho et al., Nature Methods)Yvon Le Maho of the University of Strasbourg in France and his colleagues wanted to study the heart rates of emperor penguins....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/This-is-a-Baby-Penguin-Robot/

Shining Seas

During a flight past Saturn's moon Titan, NASA's Cassini captured this image of the reflection of sunlight off Titan's north polar seas. Cassini has captured some similar shots before, but nothing quite like this. R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Shining-Seas/

Photo: Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion Fighting with Lightsabers

Brian McElhaney, a comedian who forms part of the duo BriTANicK, shot this gloriously geeky photo. Behold the majestic battle between Joss Whedon, the producer of Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Photo-Joss-Whedon-and-Nathan-Fillion-Fighting-with-Lightsabers/

2014 Dance Your Ph.D. Winner Announced

[https://vimeo.com/107412178] (vimeo link)The results are in, and the winner of the 7th annual Dance Your PhD competition is Uma Nagendra of the University of Georgia.Nagendra's own home city of New Orle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/2014-Dance-Your-PhD-Winner-Announced/

This Tree Looks Like a Dragon's Head

Here be dragons!Or rather, on the south side of Rabat, Morocco, there's a dragon growing out of the ground. Redditor seiteta snapped this photo of a tree that is growing just the right way to inspire a f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/This-Tree-Looks-Like-a-Dragons-Head/

You Can Finally Live Out Your Fantasy of Attending Hogwarts

Just about every Harry Potter fan has wished, at one point or another, that they could attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While muggles still can't take any courses in magic from the school, you can at le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/You-Can-Finally-Live-Out-Your-Fantasy-of-Attending-Hogwarts/

Missing Link - Historical Geekery

Missing Link by WirdouArchaeologists digging where a kingdom formerly known as Hyrule once stood uncovered a skeleton that changed the way they saw the importance of pop culture, and video games in particular, to human...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Missing-Link-Historical-Geekery/

The Third Doctor's Son Dressed as His Father for Halloween

Jon Pertwee played the third known incarnation of the Doctor. That's him on the right. On the left is his son, Sean Pertwee. For Halloween, the younger Pertwee dressed in his father's famous role.Like hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/The-Third-Doctors-Son-Dressed-as-His-Father-for-Halloween/

Type with a Punching Bag Keyboard

(Photo: Bless)Need to type an angry email? Here's the perfect keyboard for the job. The design firm Bless, which has offices in Paris and Berlin, exhibited its new computer interface at the Istanbul Desi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Type-with-a-Punching-Bag-Keyboard/

The Final Days of King Charles II

The following article is republished from Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader.Next time you feel yourself coming down with a cold, thank your lucky stars for 21st-century medicine.MONDAY*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/The-Final-Days-of-King-Charles-II/

The Corgi Avengers

There was an idea, Stark knows this, called the Avengers Initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of remarkable people corgis to see if they could become something more. To see if they could work together when...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/The-Corgi-Avengers/

The Best Weather Forecast Ever

[http://youtu.be/lm-QxxWTwYQ] (YouTube link)Second grader Charlie Hale got to do a guest weather segment Friday morning at WGN in Chicago, and he was quite happy to be there. He’s not at all shy, and does an awesom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/The-Best-Weather-Forecast-Ever/

Door Monster Dispenses Treats to Trick-or-Treaters

The home of Kyle of White Lightning HQ has peephole windows. He and his friends decided to use them to give neighborhood kids a unique trick-or-treating experience. They created a monster which greeted the children and g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Door-Monster-Dispenses-Treats-to-Trick-or-Treaters/

Seven Things Companies Make From Cremated Remains

Gizmodo compiled a list of seven alternatives to simply being cremated or buried after your death. One was featured on Neatorama approximately two weeks ago, which was the Algordanza company transfo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Seven-Things-Companies-Make-From-Cremated-Remains/

Robber Armed with Only a Finger Gun Fails to Intimidate Victim

(Unrelated photo by TheChanel)He used one hand to hold up his sagging pants. He used the other hand to form the shape of a gun. Then he walked up to a man walking along a sidewalk in Seattle, hoping for an easy grab.Acco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/03/Robber-Armed-with-Only-a-Finger-Gun-Fails-to-Intimidate-Victim/
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