Archive for December 29th, 2014

Dad Decorates His Daughter's Eyepatch as Different Characters

Cyclops from the X-MenLayla Grubb, who is 10 months old, has a cataract in one of her eyes. Until she's about 5 years old, she'll have to wear an eyepatch for about 2 hours a day. Thanks to the creativity of her father G...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Dad-Decorates-His-Daughters-Eyepatch-as-Different-Characters/

Fast Friend - Are You Feeling Dizzy?

Fast Friend by Legendary PhoenixBay wasn't out looking for friends, but when he saw that BB droid with the spinning body whiz by he had to investigate. It had crosses all over its lower sphere, indicating it served a me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Fast-Friend-Are-You-Feeling-Dizzy/

The Chemistry of Champagne

[http://youtu.be/rrVgGjuFDus] (YouTube link)Ah, champagne -the soda pop of alcohol. But it’s not just carbonated wine, because we could do that with a Soda Stream (not recommended). There are over 600 different che...

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2-Person Pinball

Asbury Park is a town in New Jersey. From the 1920s through the 1970s, it was a famous tourist destination with a beach, boardwalks, casinos, and theaters. Among its remaining gems is the Siver Ball Museum, a huge classi...

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Phone Checking

If you think you might be a contender for the Compulsive Phone Checking Championship, be aware that the field is deep and the competition is stiff. I have six daughters who could well be finalists, but they assure me tha...

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Everyone Needs Cargo Leggings

It's almost like this product was designed for me! I want to show off my shapely hips and thighs, but I also want to have pockets--lots of them. Standard leggings don't come with pockets and it would look weird to carry...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Everyone-Needs-Cargo-Leggings/

12 DIY New Year's Countdown Ideas

Remember the excitement of the New Year's Eve countdown when you were a kid? If you were anything like my friends at that age, we all loved to stay up and count down the hours. If you're a parent who is planning on spend...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/12-DIY-New-Years-Countdown-Ideas/

Portable Library for Refugee Camps Fits on 2 Pallets, Assembles in 18 Minutes

This is the Ideas Box. It consists of desks, computers, WiFi, books, and even cushions to sit on. It's an entire library that fits inside containers on 2 shipping pallets. If you want to set up a library in a refugee cam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Portable-Library-for-Refugee-Camps-Fits-on-2-Pallets-Assembles-in-18-Minutes/

1908: What a Policewoman Might Look Like

Sometime around 1908, suffragists in Cincinnati staged a photo shoot to imagine what a women police officer might look like -if there was such a thing. They apparently were not aware that Marie Owens was an officer in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/1908-What-a-Policewoman-Might-Look-Like/

Pulp Fiction 20th Anniversary Artwork

Studio MUTI in Cape Town, South Africa specializes in illustration, typography and design. For the 20th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, they created these slick posters featuring...

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This Drone Can Carry a Lifering to a Drowning Person

Students at King Low Heywood Thomas, a private school in Stamford, Connecticut, invented the Ryptide. It's a drone designed to carry an inflatable lifering to a drowning person. As soon as it releases it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/This-Drone-Can-Carry-a-Lifering-to-a-Drowning-Person/

Poisoned with Parasites

Discover magazine’s Body Horrors blog relates a disturbing story about a group of housemates in which one was doing research with some nasty parasites. It was a case of “the rare coincidence of a parasitologi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Poisoned-with-Parasites/

Ohana Hoops - The Hoops That Make You Wanna Hula!

Ohana Hoops by Gilles BoneEveryone knows ohana means family, and if you want to serve your family a treat that's out of this world for breakfast you gotta bring home a cube of Jumba's Ohana Hoops. They're the only cerea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Ohana-Hoops-The-Hoops-That-Make-You-Wanna-Hula/

Woman Got Her Revenge When an Old Bully Asked Her for a Date

Photo: Louisa Manning via Facebook Ever wish you could get even with someone who bullied and tormented you when you were growing up? A woman got her chance at revenge years later, when one of the boys who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Woman-Got-Her-Revenge-When-Her-Old-Bully-Asked-Her-Out-on-a-Date/

Can James Bond Be Black?

According to The Daily Beast, a leaked email from the Sony hacking incident revealed that Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal suggested that British actor Idris Elba "should be the next [James] Bond.&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Can-James-Bond-Be-Black/

Disguised as Mild-Mannered Reporter Bruce Wayne

(Josh Adams)Batman is correct and Superman should be glad of it. Of course, the exposure of a superhero's identity is probably not a big deal so as long as he leads a quiet normal life. A Justice Lea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Disguised-as-Mild-Mannered-Reporter-Bruce-Wayne/

Your Right to Party, That The Beastie Boys Fought For, Has Been Lost in Sydney

The Beastie Boys may have fought hard* for your right to party, but The Man can't be beat. This sign, posted outside the Palace Hotel in Sydney's Central Business District (CBD), noted that your right to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Your-Right-to-Party-That-The-Beastie-Boys-Fought-For-Has-Been-Lost-in-Sydney/

Dog vs. Cat vs. Rat: A Trick Contest

[http://youtu.be/lcUoCJgfh8M]YouTube LinkWe've seen dog and cat (specifically Nana the Border Collie and Kaiser the Bengal cat) go head-to-head in a trick contest previously on Neatorama. Now m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Dog-vs-Cat-vs-Rat-A-Trick-Contest/

10 Real-Life Inspirations for Cartoon Characters

In Victor Hugo's novel The Man Who Laughs, King James II of England killed a nobleman and sentenced his young son, Gwynplaine, to surgical disfigurement so that he would always bear the marks of a grin. This nov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/10-Real-Life-Inspirations-for-Cartoon-Characters/

Whodunit: The Chinese Lie detector

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad.  These mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution? Wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Whodunit-The-Chinese-Lie-detector/

Package Deal: Mayonnaise + Toilet Paper

Redditor ZyloV spotted this great offer in Mexico. I can't tell you how often I've gone into a supermarket to purchase both mayonnaise and toilet paper and, for that matter, only mayonnaise and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Package-Deal-Mayonnaise-Toilet-Paper/

John Oliver on New Year’s Eve

[http://youtu.be/eAFnby2184o] (YouTube link)If you were under the impression that New Year’s Eve was supposed to be a great time, John Oliver wants to set you straight. New Year’s Eve festivities are horrible...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/John-Oliver-on-New-Years-Eve/

From Slam to Glam

Redditor pwnyride13 posted about a gay couple he's friends with who returned home to find that a slur had been scratched into their door. This wasn't a time to be furious, it was a time to be f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/From-Slam-to-Glam/

Holy Bananas! - Is That A Fruit Bat Behind You?!

Holy Bananas! by StationjackHe's overshadowed in the shadows, less a-peeling than heroes who dress like cats and bats, but that banana loving man has something those other guys don't- his boyish good looks! He has a he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Holy-Bananas-Is-That-A-Fruit-Bat-Behind-You/

Greed: The Lost Masterpiece

The following is an article from Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. For film director Eric von Stroheim, bringing his favorite novel to the big screen was a work of passion, but it would near...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Greed-The-Lost-Masterpiece/

Stubborn as Mules

[http://youtu.be/0Vzjk4v4vZs]YouTube LinkThese two donkeys live at Sunflower Farm in Cumberland, Maine. One day they were caught in a playful mood. Owner Hope Hall was quoted as saying."I almost...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Stubborn-as-Mules/

Japan's Cotton-Spinning Bar

(Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun)It's been a long, stressful day at work. To decompress, visit the Tokyo Cotton Village, a bar and restaurant in Tokyo. There, you can have a drink and spin cotton threads. Kunihiko Miura of *stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Japans-Cotton-Spinning-Bar/

Flying Coach

[http://youtu.be/MZTLD1VG1qU] (YouTube link)If they made a movie about flying in coach class, it would surely be a horror film. And here’s the trailer. It’s not quite accurate, as I haven’t seen food of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/Flying-Coach/

A Half Male, Half Female Cardinal

Image: Brian D. Peer and Robert W. MotzThis photo is not the product of some Redditor's use of Photoshop to create a funny hybrid. This is an extremely rare find in nature: a half male, half female northern...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/A-Half-Male-Half-Female-Cardinal/

6 Vintage Ads Vastly Overpromising the Value of Menswear

They're plaid slacks--sultry, irresistible, plaid slacks. Put them on and women will throw themselves at you.This was the 60s. It was a different time in America. Back then, before the development of certain vaccines, wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/29/6-Vintage-Ads-Vastly-Overpromising-the-Value-of-Menswear/






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