Archive for December 26th, 2014

Solving Life's Simpler Problems With Hacks

The interwebs are teeming with life hacks, and yet it seems like the more of these little tips and tricks we read the less we remember them all, or any at all, when you're in need of a life hack solution to a problem.Tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Solving-Lifes-Simpler-Problems-With-Hacks/

Russian Metro Stations Invite in Black and White

Russian photographer Andrey Kruglikov posts these spectacular images of the Moscow and St. Petersburg Metro stations to his Instagram account. Kruglikov's choice of black and white for the images perfectly accentuat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Russian-Metro-Stations-Invite-in-Black-and-White/

Boy Scouts Rescue Pilot Who Crashed into River

(Photo: Boy Scout Troop 597)Last Saturday, a single engine plane crashed into the Congaree River in Calhoun County, South Carolina. It promptly sank completely underwater. Boy Scouts in Troop #597 from Dacula, Georgia we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Boy-Scouts-Rescue-Pilot-Who-Crashed-into-River/

8 Crazy Foreign Versions of American TV Shows

When you have an entertainment concept that works, of course you want to take it on the road. We’ve read about the Middle Eastern version of The Simpsons and how Married… with Children took...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/8-Crazy-Foreign-Versions-of-American-TV-Shows/

Christmas and Hanukkah Rice Krispie Treats

I've previously featured the work of the baker and artist Jessica Siskin, AKA "Mister Krisp." But in the intervening months, my attention drifted away. That's a shame because I missed her reproduction of Kim Kardashian's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Christmas-and-Hanukkah-Rice-Krispie-Treats/

Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle

[http://youtu.be/hhn-RzMELhY] (YouTube link)Making the song scientifically correct doesn’t take away its charm, not one bit. Why not learn a bit about the cosmos as you're singing? The song is from the children&rsq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Astronomically-Correct-Twinkle-Twinkle/

Are You a Dude, A Buddy, Or a Pal?

What term do you use for a generic person: bro, buddy, dude, fella, or pal? Jack Grieve, a forensic linguist, analyzed tweets to create heat maps showing the relative frequency of these words. You can view the ot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Are-You-a-Dude-A-Buddy-Or-a-Pal/

Dessert Wine: Wine Ice Cream

A family-owned dairy and creamery in Boonville, New York called Mercer's has developed a way for folks to get both their drink and dessert on simultaneously: wine ice cream. The dessert, which is 5% alcohol by volume, co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Dessert-Wine-Wine-Ice-Cream/

Dr. Seuss Does Horror

DeviantART member DrFaustusAU does all sorts of inventive mashups, using different entertainment franchises and mimicking the styles of other artists. His impressions of Dr. Seuss are particularly good,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Dr-Seuss-Does-Horror/

Daryl Brixon - The Squarest Survivor

Daryl Brixon by KgullholmenThe bricks had officially hit the fan, and Daryl knew he was going to have to fight for his little square life if he wanted to see his brother again. He'd witnessed dead plastic people rising...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Daryl-Brixon-The-Squarest-Survivor/

Latte Motion

[http://youtu.be/WX5vv_AtONs] (YouTube link)Here’s a stop-motion animation created with over 1,000 cups of latte! The creamy cup tops are the medium for single pictures that are compiled to tell a short story -only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Latte-Motion/

Batman Cat Food Dish

The company Roxy's Dream produces excellent pet furniture with a geeky flair. We've previously featured its cat bed that looks like a landspeeder from Star Wars. It also produced this cat food and water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Batman-Cat-Food-Dish/

The Fluff

[https://vimeo.com/24152571] (vimeo link)How scary can a ball of cotton be? Patrick Rea’s short from 2007 proves that you can make a movie monster out of anything. I’d probably still go see the full feature -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/The-Fluff/

Copenhagen's Bicycle Snake

(Photo: Dac)I've love to visit Denmark someday. I've heard that it's a beautiful country and that its capital, Copenhagen, is the crown jewel of Europe. Photos of architectural marvels like this one certainly encourage m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Copenhagens-Bicycle-Snake/

What Ever Happened To Good Old Fashioned Santa Claus?

(Image Link)Hopefully Santa brought you everything on your list, but if he didn’t it may be due to the fact that he's currently undergoing an identity crisis.It seems even Santa is subject to massive image overhaul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/What-Ever-Happened-To-Good-Old-Fashioned-Santa-Claus/

Jack Daniels Names His Baby Jim Beam

When Jack Daniels Leathers was born 31 years ago, his parents named him after the whiskey in order to annoy their parents. Jack has always been proud of his name, and when he and Lydia went on their first date,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Jack-Daniels-Names-His-Baby-Jim-Beam/

Lucas Levitan's Photo Invasions

Lucas Levitan, a Brazilian artist living in London, calls his project Photo Invasion. He takes other people's Instagram photos and edits them by adding new characters and challenges. They're delightfully subversive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Lucas-Levitans-Photo-Invasions/

Now, THAT’s a Christmas Gift!

[http://youtu.be/kAOm3APJopM] (YouTube link)Today is the day we get to see what people got for Christmas gifts. Some are hysterical, some are funny, and some are downright tragic. But the best gift I’ve seen so far...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Now-THATs-a-Christmas-Gift/

This Piano Keyboard Is Actually Candy

Get your sticky fingers off my treats! This novelty isn't a musical instrument, but a carefully crafted confection called the Jazz Yokan. Rocket News 24 reports that the Japanese online retailer Creeks o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/This-Piano-Keyboard-Is-Actually-Candy/

8 Things You May Not Know About Batman, the Comic Book

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.In 1939, just one year after the creation of the first comic book superhero, Sup...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/8-Things-You-May-Not-Know-About-Batman-the-Comic-Book/

The Beetz- They're The Epitome Of Cartoon Cool

The Beetz by Eman!They weren't the hottest band in the world, or the most well known, but The Beetz had something those other bands couldn't touch- a fan named Doug! They're a colorful bunch of characters, and the songs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/The-Beetz-Theyre-The-Epitome-Of-Cartoon-Cool/

Dog Chases Ambulance Carrying His Human

[http://youtu.be/gjSEv3Bki18]YouTube LinkWhen a homeless man in Brazil had an epileptic seizure, his dog Spike wasn't about to let him out of his sight. When the ambulance carrying the man headed to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Dog-Chases-Ambulance-Carrying-His-Human/

Bunny Costumed as TV Characters

Benjamin Linus, a rabbit model, knows how to do top-level cosplay. Last year, he was the star of a 12-month calendar showing him dressed as famous movie characters. This year, Benjamin took up television roles*/s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Bunny-Costumed-as-TV-Characters/

Amazing Video: Hawk Flies Through Dense Forest

[http://youtu.be/_bXHLznnQmY]YouTube LinkThis wonderful BBC footage captured with a camera mounted on a Northern Goshawk flying through a densely wooded area is being used by the Defense Advanc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Amazing-Video-Hawk-Flies-Through-Dense-Forest/

2014, You Are History!

[http://youtu.be/Ykqaq3KNPsc] (YouTube link)It’s been quite an eventful year. As depressing as the big news of the past year was, there were some funny moments, too. JibJab’s annual Year in Review skewers all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/2014-You-Are-History/

Anthony Bourdain: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

In the latest issue of Us Weekly magazine, celebrated cool guy and chef Anthony Bourdain shares twenty-five facts about himself, in his own words. Bourdain reveals that he's bitter that he's not of Italian herit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/26/Anthony-Bourdain-25-Things-You-Dont-Know-About-Me/






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