Archive for December 10th, 2014

Mathematician Creates Formula for the Perfect Donut

(Photo: Jerry Huddleston)Dr. Eugenia Cheng is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield (UK). She recently used calculus to determine the optimal hole size in a donut.A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Mathematician-Creates-Formula-for-the-Perfect-Donut/

Classic Cars Sat for 50 Years, Going on Sale

Roger Baillon collected sports cars in the 1950s and ’60s. In the 1970s, a financial reversal led him to sell off about 50 cars, but the remaining 60 were left at his property in western France, where they sat unto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Classic-Cars-Sat-for-50-Years-Going-on-Sale/

“Traditionally, Bridesmaids' Hold Bouquets; In Our Wedding, I Want Them to Hold Corgis.”

(Unrelated photo of a different person via Katherine McAdoo)A woman in Boston is getting married. Naturally, she needs corgis. These are, however, in short supply in her area. So she posted an ad on Craiglist*/st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Traditionally-Bridesmaids-Hold-Bouquets-In-Our-Wedding-I-Want-Them-to-Hold-Corgis/

Proof That Christmas Isn't Always Magic

It's the most wonderful time of the year? Not for everyone and this delightful Awkward Family Photos post captures the ugly side of the holidays from crying babes to sleeping grandparents. The pictures are not only funny...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Proof-That-Christmas-Isnt-Always-Magic/

The Toothless Knight - A Superhero With Scales

The Toothless Knight by mdk7He is the darkness that befalls bad people, the shadow that is cast upon evildoers as they're caught in the act, he is the Toothless Knight and he's coming to make the world a safer place for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/The-Toothless-Knight-A-Superhero-With-Scales/

90 Facts about the '90s

[http://youtu.be/WS2e4bBZ4QY] (YouTube link)Many of the most avid internet users grew up pin the ‘90s, and have fond memories of the decade. However, of you were young then, you might now know all these 90 facts in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/90s-facts/

A Russian Artist's Line of Steampunk Animals

Russian artist Igor Verniy makes these gorgeous sculptures of animals with scrap metal. Vemiy transforms car, bicycle and clock parts, tableware and any other scraps he can find into these intricate designs with a decide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/A-Russian-Artists-Line-of-Steampunk-Animals/

Surreal Stop-Motion Film about a Submarine Sandwich

At the beginning, I wondered how it would be helpful to make this film through stop-motion animation. Then it all became clear. It's the perfect medium for this story. PES's video titled Submarine Sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Surreal-Stop-Motion-Film-about-a-Submarine-Sandwich/

This Sentence Is Grammatically Correct: "Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo."

(Photo: Frank Kovalchek)William Rapaport of the University of Buffalo (naturally) devised the construction in 1972. How can it possibly be correct? First, let's look at the sentence with his original capitalization:Buffa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/This-Sentence-Is-Grammatically-Correct-Buffalo-Buffalo-Buffalo-Buffalo-Buffalo-Buffalo-Buffalo-Buffalo/

Magician Uses Magic Trick to Get out of Traffic Ticket

Steven Brundage is a magician in New York. While travelling from the city back to his home upstate, police in the town of Scotia pulled him over for driving 42 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. During the stop, police noticed that h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Magician-Uses-Magic-Trick-to-Get-out-of-Traffic-Ticket/

Playing Piano with a Cat

[http://youtu.be/zgbsRc1IKfQ] (YouTube link)Here’s a video that is enjoyable two ways. Leila Elkhalidy is playing a medley of tunes from the video game Mega Man 2. She’s really good, and it could have been ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Playing-Piano-with-a-Cat/

The Stories Behind 10 Real Fast Food Mascots

Chef Boyardee may not be gourmet food in a can, but the real Chef Boiardi was a famous chef who prepared food for presidents and patrons alike. And he's just one of the many icons we see every time we visit a grocer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/The-Stories-Behind-10-Real-Fast-Food-Mascots/

Dog Stuck in Pipe for 24 Hours

Melissa Tabor and Judd Doramus of Garden City, Idaho, were riding horses Saturday when their dog, a Jack Russell named Baby Dog, ran off. They searched for her, but it was Sunday before a neighbor found her with her head...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Dog-Stuck-in-Pipe-for-24-Hours/

Magic Garment Transforms into a Scarf, a Dress, a Shirt, a Hijab--Everything!

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scJsLj8LuVY](Video Link)Some people on the internet are referring to this amazing object as a Thneed--a multi-purpose object that everyone needs in Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. The sal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Magic-Garment-Transforms-into-a-Scarf-a-Dress-a-Shirt-a-Hijab-Everything/

19 Secrets of UPS Drivers

In my neck of the woods, people occasionally talk about how lucky someone is to get a job at UPS. Sure, the pay is great, and the position is fairy secure compared to other private-sector jobs in an at-will state. Howeve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/19-Secrets-of-UPS-Drivers/

Rodian Petition - Shoot First, Sign Petitions Later

Rodian Petition by SaqmanIt was the shot heard 'round the pop culture world, and the defendant Han claims it was all in self defense, but that weasley little Rodian knows better. He's rallying the people and getting his...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Rodian-Petition-Shoot-First-Sign-Petitions-Later/

13 Fun Wreaths You Can Make Yourself This Year

We're right at the peak of decorating season and if your doors are looking a little bare, then you'll want to visit Homes and Hues, where we rounded up 13 great tutorials on making your own cool wreaths. From yarn-wrappe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/13-Fun-Wreaths-You-Can-Make-Yourself-This-Year/

Walking on Ice Looks More Like Walking on Air

This lake in the High Tatras Mountains of Slovakia is crystal clear, to the point that those walking on it while it's frozen apear to be magically suspended in air. The video below captures hiker Tomas Nunuk wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Walking-on-Ice-Looks-More-Like-Walking-on-Air/

Amelia Bedelia Is the Most Terrifying Character in Children’s Literature

I did not grow up with Peggy Parish’s Amelia Bedelia books, but my kids are. Maybe that should change.Amelia Bedelia is a household maid (and occasionally other professions) who is kind and generous, but has a majo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Amelia-Bedelia-Is-the-Most-Terrifying-Character-in-Childrens-Literature/

Treacherous Feat of Skiing

[http://youtu.be/aDEaAOcDKnA]YouTube LinkSome people say the definition of insanity is repeatedly taking the same action time and time again, expecting a different outcome. After seeing this video, I thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Treacherous-Feat-of-Skiing/

A Few Things You May Not Know About Mel Brooks

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.What can you say about the great comedic genius Mel Brooks? He has given us some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/A-Few-Things-You-May-Not-Know-About-Mel-Brooks/

Kangaroo Takes a Dip

[http://youtu.be/vE6RikISf2M]YouTube LinkThis kangaroo ended up in the swimming pool at the home of the Hughes family, who live in suburban Adelaide, South Australia. As the animal can be dangerous, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Kangaroo-Takes-a-Dip/

Cat Looks Like Stalin

(Photo: Mercury Press)Not every cat looks like Hitler. Some prefer the styles of other mass murdering dictators. Meowseph Stalin looks like the Soviet tyrant Joseph Stalin. He lives with Anne Sofie, a student in Oslo, No...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Cat-Looks-Like-Stalin/

YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014

[http://youtu.be/zKx2B8WCQuw] (YouTube link)YouTube stars got together, like they do every year, to mashup the music and memes of the year before we turn out calendars. The music is pretty good, but it’s a couple m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/YouTube-Rewind-Turn-Down-for-2014/

Today's Problems, Illustrated in Fifties Style

Acclaimed British illustrator John Holcroft illustrates present day problems with biting satire. These illustrations borrow style from advertisements from the 1950s. Holcroft takes a look at technology used as a crutch,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Todays-Problems-Illustrated-in-Fifties-Style/

Little Girl Puts Gaston from Beauty and the Beast in His Place

Gaston, the pompous village bully in Beauty and the Beast, knows that he will eventually marry Belle. But Isabella, a little girl visiting Disney World, disagrees. She thinks that Gaston doesn’t have a clu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/10/Little-Girl-Puts-Gaston-from-Beauty-and-the-Beast-in-His-Place/
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