Archive for November 12th, 2014

Actor and Architecture Combinations, Illustrated by Federico Babina

Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina's "Archilife" series pairs famous actors with architectural masterpieces by Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto and others. Babina (feat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Actor-and-Architecture-Combinations-Illustrated-by-Federico-Babina/

Base Jumper Gets Slingshot Off a Cliff Like an Angry Bird

His expression as he lifts out of the chair is priceless!From Flying Frenchies (warning: auto-sound) comes this video of a base jumper being launched off a cliff with something that looks like a huge slingshot....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Base-Jumper-Gets-Slingshot-Off-a-Cliff-Like-an-Angry-Bird/

Chernobyl Tourism

The Chernobyl power plant in the former Soviet Union was the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986. Almost three decades later, the abandoned town of Pripyat in Ukraine is a mecca for urban explorers,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Chernobyl-Tourism/

The Submarine That Sank a Train: The Extraordinary Raid of the USS Barb

The USS Barb was a Gato-class submarine operated by the United States in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Under the leadership of Commander Eugene B. Fluckey, who would be awarded a Medal of Honor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/The-Submarine-That-Sank-a-Train-The-Extraordinary-Raid-of-the-USS-Barb/

Woman Asks Coworker To Watch Her Plant For Four Days, Hilarity Ensues

You might not trust a coworker to watch your kids, your pets or your house while you go on vacation for four days, but what could possibly go wrong when you ask a coworker to watch your plant?According to these photos ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Woman-Asks-Coworker-To-Watch-Her-Plant-For-Four-Days-Hilarity-Ensues/

Baby Elephant Fights off 14 Lions

A one-year old elephant at the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia got separated from his herd. Journalist Jesse Nash shot this footage of him fighting off 14 lionesses eager for a meal. He's badly out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Baby-Elephant-Fights-off-14-Lions/

A Tinder Date Tweeted Live

Sitting next to the most obnoxious Tinder couple ever. Dude is a 40-something trust fund baby, girl seems normal but inexplicably into him— Carrie Mantha (@CarrieMantha) November 12, 2014 Carrie Mantha was in a Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/A-Tinder-Date-Tweeted-Live/

Dashcam Footage of the Luckiest Man in Russia

One car almost hit him. Then a truck almost hit him. Then the car and the truck hit each other. In the eye of this maelstrom, one man remains inexplicably alive.[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1yvx9miSsA](Video Link)My...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Dashcam-Footage-of-the-Luckiest-Man-in-Russia/

What Cats See

[http://youtu.be/HFfgvtrLQaQ] (YouTube link)Cole and Marmalade (previously at Neatorama) show us how they view their world. When you and I see a mundane yet useful object, they see an opportunity for feline entertainment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/What-Cats-See/

One Scissor To Rule Them All - Fashionably Fierce

One Scissor To Rule Them All by Mdk7Fashion is everything at the Honnouji Academy, but only one girl is able to cut through the madness and bring down those who have let power corrupt them in a kill or be killed battle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/One-Scissor-To-Rule-Them-All-Fashionably-Fierce/

Size Comparisons for Landing on a Comet

Today, the European Space Agency successfully landed a probe on a comet moving at 80,000 miles per hour. That’s an extraordinary achievement. What the scientists and engineers operating the Philae lander have accom...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Size-Comparisons-for-Landing-on-a-Comet/

Frames of Mind

What frame of mind are you in? Would you like to change it? Would you like to break out of the frame and think outside the box? You might get a little inspiration from Grant Snider’s latest gallery of ideas *strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Frames-of-Mind/

Happy Birthday Ryan Gosling! - Twaggies Episode No. 8

[http://dai.ly/x2a13ov/172499] We've teamed up with Dailymotion and will be bringing you a new, animated Twaggies short cartoon each month. Today's episode features the hilarity of @smethanie.And check out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Happy-Birthday-Ryan-Gosling-Twaggies-Episode-No-8/

My Biggest Insecurity: Loose Skin

[http://youtu.be/CpKDteQ3FIQ] (YouTube link)At one time, John weighed 360 pounds. But with hard work and determination, he slimmed down to the buff guy he is now. He wants you to know that his body is not perfect despite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/My-Biggest-Insecurity-Loose-Skin/

MRI Mishap Injures Two Men

There’s a reason that metal objects are not allowed in the room where an MRI operates. After all, the “M” stands for “magnetic.” This video from four years ago shows exactly what damage an m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/MRI-Mishap-Injures-Two-Men/

25 Things You Might Not Know about Harry Potter

[http://youtu.be/LeA5yPI4MRs] (YouTube link)In this week’s mental_floss List Show, John Green tells us some interesting things about the Harry Potter books and movies. Find out the inspirations and models for J.K....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/25-Things-You-Might-Not-Know-about-Harry-Potter/

Comic Artist Russ Heath Shares His View Of Lichtenstein's Appropriation

Many artists feel appropriation is a perfectly reasonable form of artistic expression, and Pop Art superstars like Warhol and Lichtenstein had no problem incorporating other people’s artwork into their own.But what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Comic-Artist-Russ-Heath-Shares-His-View-Of-Lichtensteins-Appropriation/

10 Things About America that Shock First-time Visitors

Thanks to the internet, people from all over the world can talk to and learn from each other. We Americans have learned that the popular image others have of us is that we are all fat and carry guns. People from other En...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/10-Things-About-America-that-Shock-First-time-Visitors/

A Visit To Titmouse Animation Studio

Titmouse, Inc. is a chirp-tastic independent animation studio that creates some seriously cool, mind meltingly good animation for (chiefly) Adult Swim.They’re the wicked visionaries who deliver Super Jail, China IL...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/A-Visit-To-Titmouse-Animation-Studio/

Follow the Comet Landing Live

The European Space Agency (ESA) is on high alert as the Rosetta spacecraft is in the process of deploying the Philae lander to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Follow its progress live from mission...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Follow-the-Comet-Landing/

Jingle Bells, Someone Smells, Someone Laid An Egg - A Holiday Hero

Jingle Bells, Someone Smells, Someone Laid An Egg by Rocky DaviesThere's a holiday hit sung on schoolyards around the world, a song dedicated to the heroic efforts of a man in a bat suit who is having a particularly bad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Jingle-Bells-Someone-Smells-Someone-Laid-An-Egg-A-Holiday-Hero/

Burlesque Dancers of the Victorian Era

These early burlesque dancers were actresses in American musical theater, of which burlesque was a crowd-pleasing type. Burlesque shows became popular in England in the 1830s, with its popularity spreading to the United...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Burlesque-Dancers-of-the-Victorian-Era/

15 Fun Facts You Might Not Know about The Twilight Zone

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/15-Fun-Facts-You-Might-Not-Know-about-The-Twilight-Zone/

An Honest Trailer for Maleficent

[http://youtu.be/y5ISvHxTjYc] (YouTube link)I’d noticed in passing that Disney's Maleficent didn’t seem to be much of a blockbuster, now I know why. Screen Junkies gives the movie the Honest Trailer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Maleficent/

How Famous Artists Would Arrange Thanksgiving Meals

Vincent Van GoghPiet MondrianYou've invited some of the most famous artists from history to join you for Thanksgiving dinner. They've stayed out of the kitchen, but are indulging their creative sides when it's time to se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/How-Famous-Artists-Would-Arrange-Thanksgiving-Meals/

The Bedpan Collector

People will collect almost anything. It’s the thrill of acquiring something distinctive and rare, and sometimes it’s the thrill of having something other people don’t. Most people don’t have bedpa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/The-Bedpan-Collector/

Water-Filled Chair Contains All of the Tears of a Human Lifetime

According to designer Keita Suzuki of the Product Design Center, the average person will cry 64 liters of tears during his or her life. That's assuming that you, well, cry after the age of 5. We guys don't do that, right...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Water-Filled-Chair-Contains-All-of-the-Tears-of-a-Human-Lifetime/

Whimsical Web Comics by Tango

These fun web comics by Tango employ simple drawings to serve up visual humor. He has a Tumblr under the name of Shanghai Tango. It's definitely worth a visit to see more of his work. He has a witty take...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/Whimsical-Web-Comics-by-Tango/






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