Archive for November 7th, 2014

Sledding Dog Needs No Sled

[http://youtu.be/DVzKX6R16ks] (YouTube link)Rafi the Labrador retriever has discovered that the snow is just right for sledding. And if he gets himself in the right position, he can slide downhill and have a great time!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Sledding-Dog-Needs-No-Sled/

In Retrospect, It Should Have Been Obvious That Fruit Loops Belong on Hot Dogs

(Photo: Allison Carey/The Plain Dealer)The Happy Dog is a restaurant in Cleveland. Since Sean Kilbane purchased and renovated it in 2008, it’s been a happening place for live music and original food. The c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/In-Retrospect-It-Should-Have-Been-Obvious-That-Fruit-Loops-Belong-on-Hot-Dogs/

Simulated Surgery Banquet

Miss Cakehead and London Mess catered a dinner to promote the Surgeon Simulator game for the iPhone. It was pretty gruesome! The food was served in an operating room, around a live surgical patient, called “Bob&rdq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Simulated-Surgery-Banquet/

Cyborg Cockroaches as Emergency Responders

(Photo: Eric Whitmire)There’s been an earthquake and survivors may be trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. How can you find out? Anyone who goes in is at risk of getting hurt or killed. And disturbing the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Cyborg-Cockroaches-as-Emergency-Responders/

Horse Brought to Hospital to Say Goodbye to Dying Owner

(Photo: Andrew Foster)Sheila Marsh, 77, had terminal cancer. It seemed that her fate would be to die in a hospital, separated from the animals that she loved so dearly. Marsh had 6 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, as well as othe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Horse-Brought-to-Hospital-to-Say-Goodbye-to-Dying-Owner/

Non-Newtonian Fluid in Slow Motion

[http://youtu.be/RkLn2gR7SyE] (YouTube link)Gavin and Dan, the Slow-Mo Guys, have some fun with their slow-motion camera and some non-Newtonian fluid -in this case, simple cornstarch and water. We’ve seen videos wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Non-Newtonian-Fluid-in-Slow-Motion/

Long Neck Beer

Redditor Chillypow shows what happens when you leave a bottle of beer in the freezer. This was inevitable because beer wants to be free. It’s not happy staying cooped up in a bottle. It wants you.Other redditors of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Long-Neck-Beer/

The Doctor Comforts a Grieving Child

(Image: BBC)YouTube user Ross Goodall has a 9-year old autistic son. Thomas is grieving after the death of his nanny. Peter Capaldi, the actor who currently plays the Doctor, sent him a personal message that arrived righ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/The-Doctor-Comforts-a-Grieving-Child/

How To Train Your Yoshi - No Dragon Is An Island

How To Train Your Yoshi by HarantulaBefore your Yoshi will be ready to be used as a steed, egg launcher and baby transporter there are a few things you need to know about training- 1: fire flowers give him terrible gas,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/How-To-Train-Your-Yoshi-No-Dragon-Is-An-Island/

Buying People from East Germany

During the Cold War, East Germany had very little money, because the Soviet Union had stripped the country of its assets. What they had plenty of were political prisoners, so there was a clandestine program to sell these...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Buying-People-from-East-Germany/

Google Has the Answer

Do you ever get the feeling that maybe we rely too much on the information right at our fingertips on the internet? Sometimes it seems easier to look something up than to just think about it. Speaking of thinking about i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Google-Has-the-Answer/

Couch Gag from "Simpsorama"

[http://youtu.be/LHjtlcLuggM] (YouTube link)Get a glimpsed of what a crossover episode of The Simpsons and Futurama is going to be like this Sunday, with the pre-released couch gag from AnimationDominat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Couch-Gag-from-Simpsorama/

An Abridged History of Funambulists

Funambulism is a Greek word meaning tightrope walker. Rope walkers in ancient Greece and Rome couldn’t get into the Olympics, but their skills instead entered the show business arena. Over the centuries, competitio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/An-Abridged-History-of-Funambulists/

Dog Protects Baby from Shadow

[http://youtu.be/YD9SEtaVKgA] (YouTube link)Baby Alexis is having a good time in her bouncy contraption. She’s making shadows on the floor, which fascinates the dog Day (short for Daykota). Day makes a spectacle of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Dog-Protects-Baby-from-Shadow/

The Windmills of Kinderdijk

Windmills harness the power of wind to turn mill wheels to grind grain. That’s why they are called windmills. When you see a whole slew of windmills, you have to wonder why a town would need more than one mill to g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/The-Windmills-of-Kinderdijk/

Vintage Magazine Advertisements That Would Never Be Printed Today

(Image Link)Advertisements are a window into the prevailing attitudes, trends and mentalities of their time, so taking a look at vintage ads can really give you a feel for how Jack and Jill Q. Public felt about the issue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Vintage-Magazine-Advertisements-That-Would-Never-Be-Printed-Today/

Too Many Buttons

[http://youtu.be/grYXuR8ODwY] (YouTube link)The guys from the Norwegian comedy Kollektivet (previously at Neatorama) got a DJ gig and finally have a chance to show off all the new equipment they have obviously never used...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Too-Many-Buttons/

Artist Creates Amazing Sculpture Depicting Final Level of Doom II

The Doom video game franchise was extremely groundbreaking in many ways, and the series influences the work of many game designers and artists to this day.Jason Hite is one of these Doom loving artistic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Artist-Creates-Amazing-Sculpture-Depicting-Final-Level-of-Doom-II/

Weasels Ripped My Car

[http://youtu.be/zIL2GuG6Hok] (YouTube link)European car owners are confronted with the very real possibility that wild animals will invade and eat their vehicles. To combat this danger, engineers at Audi rigged a car wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Weasels-Ripped-My-Car/

Mice Cream - A Cat's Favorite Frozen Confection

Mice Cream by Stephanie Jayne DesignThere's nothing kittehs love better than a double scoop mice cream cone on a hot summer day. With flavors like blue cheese, mousy mango and raspberry rodent cats go crazy when they he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Mice-Cream-A-Cats-Favorite-Frozen-Confection/

Rosetta Prepares for Comet Landing

[http://youtu.be/AvkPFXdpOQQ] (YouTube link)The Rosetta spacecraft will deploy the Philae lander to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on November 12th. The ESA made a charming animation to explain this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Rosetta-Prepares-for-Comet-Landing/

The 25 Most Powerful Websites

Sure, with its sprawling server farms, Google is probably the web’s most powerful entity. And everyone knows about the influence of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia. But to us, powerful means changin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/The-25-Most-Powerful-Websites/

Credit Where Credit is Due

Comedian Dan Wilbur recently heard from a friend that one of his jokes had been published in Reader’s Digest. It was the first he’d heard of it, because the magazine had taken it from Twitter without...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Credit-Where-Credit-is-Due/

How George Washington’s Bad Teeth Helped Win the Revolutionary War

(Portrait by Rembrandt Peale)As he aged, George Washington gradually lost his teeth. Throughout his life, he consulted a variety of dentists to provide dentures for him.In 1781, General Washington commanded the army watc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/How-George-Washingtons-Bad-Teeth-Helped-Win-the-Revolutionary-War/

Determination

Some things are worth dedicating your life to. The problem is, some things require all that time, work, an dedication before you even know if it’s worth it. Still, I'd probably put "going to the moon" in the worthw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Determination/

Miss Uganda Contestants Must Milk a Cow

(Photo: Rebecca Vassie/AP)There’s no swimsuit component in the new Miss Uganda contest. But there is a talent show. Specifically, if you’re a contestant in this national beauty pageant, you're required to mil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/Miss-Uganda-Contestants-Must-Milk-a-Cow/

8 Creative Ways People Went Over the Berlin Wall

Sunday will be the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, which began the reunification of Germany. For decades, people on the East German side were desperate to get across to West Germany and freedom from C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/07/8-Creative-Ways-People-Went-Over-the-Berlin-Wall/






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