Archive for November 10th, 2014

The Family Mausoleum in a Walmart Parking Lot

(Photo: Anita White)In 1820, James M. Crowley moved to what is now DeKalb County, Georgia. He bought 500 acres of land before dying in 1828. His family buried him on a hillside on his own property. His descendants would...

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American Horror Toy Story: The Mashup

[http://youtu.be/WeqQpM5Pj4g]YouTube LinkIn this animated American Horror Story and Toy Story mashup, Buzz Lightyear is more than a little uncomfortable with the latest toy turnover, an...

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Choose Your Own Toaster at Tokyo's Toaster Restaurant

(Photos: Rocket News 24)Oona McGee recently visited a unique restaurant in the Ginza district of Tokyo. It specializes in toast. Yes, you can get a variety of artisanal toasted bread and toasted sandwiches. But there's m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/Choose-Your-Own-Toaster-at-Tokyos-Toaster-Restaurant/

Kids React to Old Cameras

[http://youtu.be/DDtWxURLlPk]YouTube LinkI must be a glutton for punishment, because I'm fascinated by these "Kids React" videos, even though they make me feel old. As these young'uns played around with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/Kids-React-to-Old-Cameras/

Life-Size Katniss Everdeen and Tyrion Lannister Cakes

(Photos: Tasty Cakes)Pictured above is enough cake to feed District 12 for a month and an imprisoned Tyrion Lannister for a year. Lara Clarke of Tasty Cakes makes life-size cakes of pop culture characters. She tells *str...

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Wampa Kitten's First Cardboard Box

[http://youtu.be/mDyycdp4BOs] YouTube LinkReceiving one's first cardboard box is a monumental right of passage for any growing kitten. This is Wampa kitty's day, and she makes the most of it. Teasing the...

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Aaron Li-Hill's Explosive Paintings in Motion

Aaron Li-Hill is an artist in Brooklyn. This past weekend, he opened an exhibit of his work at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. Li-Hill already has a reputation as an excellent street artist. This exhibit, thoug...

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The Cosmopolitan Cat

If you’ve been reading Neatorama for a while, you know we’ve posted quite a few of the adventures of travelers Jürgen Horn and Mike Powell, who live and blog from a different part of the world every thre...

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What A Bunch Of A Holes - Just Don't Call Us Late For Dinner

What A Bunch Of A Holes by Tom TragerThey ain't your typical cookie cutter group of superheroes, these guys (and gal) got style, flair and a real knack for kickin' butt. You might call them a bunch of A holes behind the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/What-A-Bunch-Of-A-Holes-Just-Dont-Call-Us-Late-For-Dinner/

Super Slow Motion, Close-Up Video of Milling Steel

This beautiful video shows drill bits milling into steel plates, chipping away slowly and methodically. It's a mesmerizing look at a process that takes merely seconds at full speed. The title of the video is "Metal It Is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/Slow-Motion-Close-Up-Video-of-Milling-Steel/

Putting the Fur in Furniture

"Beast Setee"Nikolai and Simon Haas are twin brothers from Texas whose vision in furniture is soft, luxurious and a little bit Cousin Itt. Certain pieces in the exhibition, such as one they call "Sex Room Entran...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/Putting-the-Fur-in-Furniture/

Snookball--A Game of Pool That You Play with Your Feet

(Photo: Snookball)This is Snookball--a new type of pool game devised by two French entrepreneurs. It uses a giant version of the traditional pool table, except that the balls are soccer balls instead of...

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A Cosplay Win and a Loss

BlizzCon took place in Anaheim over the weekend, and Cosplay Py won first place in the costume contest. The costume is Grand Empress Shek'zeer from World of Warcraft, which Py and her husband had worked on for two years...

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Dog Provides Backup Vocals to Louis Armstrong

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGUodF30htg](Video Link)The toy puppy sings "What a Wonderful World" with the voice of Louis Armstrong. Does he need howls in the background? You bet! Every musical performance is enhanced...

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Whodunit: The Convent Mystery

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad.  These mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution? "W...

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Man Recreates Famous Celebrity Photos . . . Poorly

A photo posted by ! ☮ℒiąʍ✝нℯℒi☯ŋ! (@waverider_) on Jul 7, 2014 at 10:51pm PDT That's Kim Kardashian on the left and Liam Helion on the right. It's hard to tell the difference, righ...

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Ten Unbelievable Things Kids Were Allowed to Do

Dutch teenager Laura Dekker unbelievably had the blessing of her parents to sail around the world alone at age 14, in an attempt to be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest person to do so...

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John Oliver’s Salmon Cannon

[http://youtu.be/l9qA8c-E_oA] (YouTube link)John Oliver discovered the salmon cannon, invented to help salmon cross manmade barriers on their way upstream to their spawning areas. He was impressed.    “C...

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16 Strange Ways to Prep Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato cassarole and pumpkin pie are all delicious, but eating them every Thanksgiving can get old. If you're looking to try something new this holiday, check ou...

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Latest Regenerations - The Doctor's Fashionable Forms

Latest Regenerations by DdjvigoThe greatest thing about having a body that regenerates after death is you get to come back with a new, sometimes a bit older and uglier, face, and a snazzy new wardrobe! Sometimes you thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/Latest-Regenerations-The-Doctors-Fashionable-Forms/

Bad Medicine

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader.Most of us take modern medical science for granted. MRIs, pain relievers, and the polio vaccine might not seem like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/Bad-Medicine/

Laser Gun Lyrebird

[http://youtu.be/WA0tP-p7m40]YouTube LinkYouTube user Wen Hao Lee captured this video of a Lyrebird, a species capable of imitating more than a dozen other bird species as well as other sounds, such...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/Laser-Gun-Lyrebird/

The Scale of Planets in Our Solar System

North America compared to MarsNorth America compared to JupiterHow big are the planets in our solar system? Numerical descriptions in miles or kilometers are precise, but may be hard to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/The-Scale-of-Planets-in-Our-Solar-System/

Run Sarah Kate!

[http://youtu.be/3ThQu3h6iYY] (YouTube link)Saturday during the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, hundreds of children took part in the One Mile Run. The runner that came in last got the biggest applause. Sar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/Run-Sarah-Kate/

Happily Ever After

(Lunarbaboon)Actually, it is possible to live happily ever after. But you may have to work at it now and then. You can burn those pages--so as long as you remember what you learned from them.webcomic, Lu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/Happily-Ever-After-2/

Recording Artists Whose Debut Albums Were Nothing Like Their Later Work

Not every famous musician started out confident in their musical style or genre. Whether it had to do with aggressive marketing schemes by record labels or inexperience and insecurity on the part of the artist, some popu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/10/Recording-Artists-Whose-Debut-Albums-Were-Nothing-Like-Their-Later-Work/
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