Archive for December 20th, 2014

Easy Chocolate "Star Bread" Recipe

[http://youtu.be/PxaDxiqTiT0]YouTube LinkHere's a recipe that is so easy it's a perfect activity to do with the kids. If you count bread mix as one ingredient, it's a three-ingredient recipe, made with e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/Easy-Chocolate-Star-Bread-Recipe/

A Fresh Look at Princess Leia’s Slave Outfit

[http://youtu.be/eitTGYQS2jc] (YouTube link)British television personality Adam Buxton had a conversation with his 5-year-old daughter about Leia Organa’s slave costume in the movie Return of the Jedi. It&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/A-Fresh-Look-at-Princess-Leias-Slave-Outfit/

200 Calories of Christmas Food and Drink, In Pictures

The ol' visualizing 200 calories treatment is applied to typical Christmas food and drink here. To those familiar with counting calories, this shouldn't be much of a surprise. It does do well to illustrate how many calor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/200-Calories-of-Christmas-Food-and-Drink-In-Pictures/

Light Show Projects a Ghost Ship onto Water

(Photos: Janus Van Den Eijnden)This spectral image was a display at the Amsterdam Light Show by VisualSKIN, a Romanian art collective. Hoses sprayed water at angles, creating planes that that could be used as projection...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/Light-Show-Projects-a-Ship-onto-Water/

Mr. Night Owl - One Heroic Hooter

Mr. Night Owl by Dann MatthewsHow many licks does it take to get to the bottom of a superheroic murder case? That depends on whether anybody is watching you eat that sweet mystery layer by layer, or if you can get tough...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/Mr-Night-Owl-One-Heroic-Hooter/

How NORAD Began Tracking Santa

Remember when you were growing up, on Christmas Eve you could hear radio reports of how U.S. military radar picked up a mysterious object flying away from the North Pole? Those reports, called NORAD Tracks Santa, began i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/How-NORAD-Began-Tracking-Santa/

Ninja Cat's Sneak Attack

[http://youtu.be/HXKxyS7pnbg]YouTube LinkYou have to hand it to this cat. He's devised the perfect plan for a sneak attack on his dog housemate. Sure, the dog couldn't care less, but that's no reflection...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/Ninja-Cats-Sneak-Attack/

Amazing Video: Parasite Leaving Its Host

A horsehair worm leaves its home, the body of a mantis. It's an astonishingly long creature. How did it all fit up inside its host?[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO8A5aGw_jw](Video Link)It's entirely possible that you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/Amazing-Video-Parasite-Leaving-Its-Host/

Gingerbread Enterprise

Look at the detail on this model USS Enterprise made of gingerbread! It’s mounted on a tractor beam made of candy canes hovering over a rocky terrain of cookies and mints. The starship was made by, and on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/Gingerbread-Enterprise/

Don't Eat That, John! -- Pickled Pigs' Feet Cupcakes

I want to leave my mark on the world--to do something significant that will leave an impact on others for generations to come. And, to the best of my knowledge, no one has ever made cupcakes flavored with pickled pigs' f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/Dont-Eat-That-John-Pickled-Pigs-Feet-Cupcakes/

The Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2014

This year a stunning breakthrough in reproductive health occurred: a woman was able to give birth with a transplanted uterus. The 36-year-old Swedish woman was born without a uterus, a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-K...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/The-Biggest-Scientific-Breakthroughs-of-2014/

The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

[http://youtu.be/TRL7o2kPqw0] (YouTube link)We hear plenty about the remaining radioactivity near the failed Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, but what about other places? Dereck Muller of Veritasium takes us on a tour...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/The-Most-Radioactive-Places-on-Earth/

Batman Hobo Nickel

A "hobo nickel" is a nickel that has been inscribed with appealing images. During the Great Depression, poor people sometimes made them to sell, which is how the folk art form got its name.Shaun Hughes is an artist who m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/Batman-Hobo-Nickel/

McVitie’s Victoria

[http://youtu.be/rcpMLbvITTo] (YouTube link)This is a silly yet strangely charming Christmas ad for cookies, which are called biscuits in the UK. It features cute and somewhat uncanny baby animals singing a song I like b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/20/McVities-Victoria/






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