Archive for December 5th, 2014

Hedgehog Playing Jazz Piano

Marutaro is a celebrity hedgehog from Japan. We've previously seen him modeling for photo shoots and playing with pine cones.Like a lot of people known for a pretty face, Marutaro is trying to break into the music world....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Hedgehog-Playing-Jazz-Piano/

10 Comic Book Characters That Were Offensive At First

Many comic book readers won't recognize Black Maraih -that's probably because she has only made one appearance since 1982. Her disappearance makes sense though when you consider that she's an over-the-top stereotype of b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/10-Comic-Book-Characters-That-Were-Offensive-At-First/

Dog Comforts Her Pal Who is Having a Nightmare

[http://youtu.be/uTy_wUkWpkM]YouTube LinkThis adorable footage shot by Brooke Conti shows her dog Jackson napping on the couch having a bad dream. Jackson's housemate Laika jumps up to put an end to any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Dog-Comforts-Her-Pal-Who-is-Having-a-Nightmare/

Toll House Cookies: A Long Secret History

You may have heard the story of how chocolate chip cookies were invented: in the 1930s, Ruth Graves Wakefield chopped up chocolate and added the bits to cookie dough without melting them, mistakenly thinking the chocolat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Toll-House-Cookies-A-Long-Secret-History/

How to Kill an Introvert

(JHall Comics/Justin Hall)You shouldn't kill us because we're quiet and probably won't get in your way. But if you must kill an introvert, then Justin Hall's methods are foolproof. There's only one thing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/How-to-Kill-an-Introvert/

Dino Park - An Adventure In Playtime

Dino Park by NaolitoEveryone has been wondering what happened to all of those dinosaurs since that one Jurassic era park closed down, a question which is easy to answer- they've been in the park. It's not a fancy park f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Dino-Park-An-Adventure-In-Playtime/

The Nine Most Expensive Buildings in the World

The photos shown here are of Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort in Huzhou, China. At a total building cost of $1.5 billion, each of its 27 floors cost $55 million to construct. The logistics of building such a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/The-Nine-Most-Expensive-Buildings-in-the-World/

Physicists Design New Type of Pasta

Davide Michieletto and Matthew Turner are researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK. They're scholars in the field of polymer rings, which are strands that become easily tied together. Michieletto and Turner use...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Physicists-Design-New-Type-of-Pasta/

The Birth of Kitty Litter

You probably never thought about kitty litter as a world-changing invention, but it made #73 on a list of The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History. Before 1954, some people would use a sandbox for their cat to do thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/The-Birth-of-Kitty-Litter/

Couch Accessory Lets You Feel Live Sports Action at Home

(Photos: ButtKicker)It’s called the ButtKicker. The device attaches to your couch. When the screen shows an impact—say, two hockey players slamming into each other—the ButtKicker shakes. It lets you *st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Couch-Accessory-Lets-You-Feel-Live-Sports-Action-at-Home/

First 30 Days in a Cyr Wheel

[http://youtu.be/PNSpDSbTjjw] (YouTube link)Eric Hunter got a Cyr wheel, which looks like a lot of fun. But you have to learn to use it: stay in contact with the wheel at all times, control your center of gravity, don&rs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/First-30-Days-in-a-Cyr-Wheel/

Bad Baby Photos

 Image: Allison G., Logansport, IndianaThe online community of the Ellen DeGeneres show asked readers to send in their 'so horrible they're great' baby pictures. Here are some of the funny shots they e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Bad-Baby-Photos/

At the Art Gallery

(Learn to Speak Cat/Anthony Smith)I swear, if you stare at it long enough, it follows you around! It’s a great work, of course. But rather derivative of Seurat, don’t you think?-via Lustikweb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/At-the-Art-Gallery/

Ten Of The Most Disgusting Canned Food Products

People started canning food a few hundred years ago as a method of preservation and a way to make food easy to transport, and they've been canning some really gross food products ever since. Nowadays consumers are less l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Ten-Of-The-Most-Disgusting-Canned-Food-Products/

The Incredible Roast Beast

Chef David Varley outdid everyone with his Thanksgiving feast at Michael Mina's restaurant at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco last month. The “Roast Beast” (or "Lambpigcow”) consisted of 24 quail,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/The-Incredible-Roast-Beast/

Ten Facts About Bad Santa

Bad Santa is one of those "love it or hate it" comedies. It's raunchy. Much of it is in bad taste and is full of profanity. It's not your grandma's Christmas movie (unless, of course, you have a Bad Grandma). Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Ten-Facts-About-iBad-Santai/

Hammered, Buzzed, Baked, Trash & S#$@ Faced - Superstar Sots

Hammered, Buzzed, Baked, Trash & S%#$ Faced by Captain RibManThe holidays are a good time for socializing, and that often means imbibing no matter how you choose to have a good time. Have fun, enjoy the holidays wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Hammered-Buzzed-Baked-Trash-S-Faced-Superstar-Sots/

Win NeatoShop Tees In the Tee Hunter XMas Giveaway

Want a PS4? How about a $100 gift shop for the NeatoShop? Then head over to Tee Hunter where you can win these prizes and more in their awesome XMas Giveaway. The site will be dolling out over $1500 worth of prizes and w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Win-NeatoShop-Tees-In-the-Tee-Hunter-XMas-Giveaway/

Hebocon: The Robot Contest for Dummies

[http://youtu.be/46ivFpsmEVQ] (YouTube link)Hebocon is a battling robot tournament in Japan that focuses on low-tech, crappy robots. In fact, entrants are penalized for any hi-tech features- and there’s a trophy fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Hebocon-The-Robot-Contest-for-Dummies/

A Natural Cathedral

Image: Giacomo BianchiIt has been said that, to worship, one doesn't have to be inside a church. Indeed, depending on the individuals and their worldviews, spirituality and even traditional prayer can be pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/A-Natural-Cathedral/

The Detectives’ Lunch Club

(Image credit: Rob Culpepper)Once a month, in an exclusive Philadelphia dining room, the greatest minds in criminal justice gather to crack the nation's coldest cases. On a brisk day last November, law enforceme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/The-Detectives-Lunch-Club/

Tis the Season: Deep Fried Eggnog

It's that time of year again. That's right, eggnog time! If you've been waiting all year to get your hands on the sweet, creamy, spicy treat then you won't want to settle for just drinking it from a glass. For another ta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Tis-the-Season-Deep-Fried-Eggnog/

Terrible Toy Ripoffs

Yikes, it's "Specialman"The writer of the referring article called this list of bad knockoff toys "the stuff of nightmares" and headlined it "Disturbing Toy Ripoffs Guaranteed to Ruin Your Kid's Christ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Terrible-Toy-Ripoffs/

The Couch Gag Before Christmas

[http://youtu.be/ZTwCSlEsvKE] (YouTube link) The Simpson’s Christmas episode, "I Won't Be Home For Christmas," is this Sunday, so the opening couch gag is holiday-themed. Homer and Marge are elves...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/The-Couch-Gag-Before-Christmas/

Models Dressed as Social Networks

Should you dress like a Tumblr member or a LinkedIn member? That all depends on the context. Dress up as the right social network for the occasion. Fashion photographer Viktorija Pashuta shows you how with her project ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/05/Models-Dressed-as-Social-Networks/
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