Archive for January 6th, 2015

This is What a $974 Million Personal Check Looks Like

Image: Reuters What's the largest check you've ever received? We betcha it wasn't $974,790,317.77 - yep, nine hundred seventy four million seven hundred ninety thousand three hundred seventeen and, d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/This-is-What-a-974-Million-Personal-Check-Look-Like/

25 Tutorials to Teach You How to Fold Like a Pro

Men, has your wife or girlfriend ever handed you a basket of clean laundry and asked if you wouldn't mind making yourself productive by folding things as you watch television? Or have you ever taken on the task yourself...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/25-Tutorials-to-Teach-You-How-to-Fold-Like-a-Pro/

Stargate Cosplay is Activated and Ready

All 9 chevrons on this Stargate costume are locked and ready to transport you across the universe. The event horizon--which will kill you if you're standing in its way when activating--forms the body of ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Stargate-Cosplay-is-Activated-and-Ready/

The Voices Behind Disney Princesses

[http://youtu.be/9qFIfXTFBGs]YouTube LinkThe BuzzFeed Video above presents viewers with the ladies who supply the voices of popular Disney princesses. In some cases, the singing and speaking voices of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/The-Voices-Behind-Disney-Princesses/

Amazing Snow and Ice Sculptures from China

(Photo: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)Every year, the chilly Chinese city of Harbin hosts the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. And every year, they just keep getting bigger and better. I'm especially impres...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Amazing-Snow-and-Ice-Sculptures-from-China/

Captain Tightpants - Just Don't Say It To His Face

Captain Tightpants by MandrieMal had earned his nickname with a questionable fashion choice, but for him it wasn't a question of style- he just didn't feel comfortable wearing baggy pants. He liked those form fitting pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Captain-Tightpants-Just-Dont-Say-It-To-His-Face/

Sympathy

Being able to eat all you want and then some is a benefit of pregnancy that you pay for in other ways. You can’t just share in the good parts, as some fathers find out the hard way. The concept is illustrated simpl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Sympathy/

Taxi Driver Breaks Transmission, Drives in Reverse . . . For 11 Years

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-rUwBpnWEs](Video Link)Harpeet Devi of Bhathinda, Punjab, India is a cab driver. In 2003, his taxi broke down and he could drive only in reverse. He made it back home in that condition,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Taxi-Driver-Breaks-Transmission-Drives-in-Reverse-For-11-Years/

Damien Walters Compilation

[http://youtu.be/E8PVKkvxJFM] (YouTube link)British stuntman and freerunner Damien Walters has astonished us before with his skills, but he is always working on new stunts. His latest video is a compilation of clips from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Damien-Walters-Compilation/

7 Amazing Photos of Fire Rainbows

(Photo: Phillip Clapper)It's a rainbow-colored cloud! Or perhaps a fire rainbow. Or to put it more scientifically, it's a circumhorizontal arc. Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell of NASA describe the unus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/7-Amazing-Photos-of-Fire-Rainbows/

Christine McConnell Poses as Her Foremothers

Mildred, McConnell's grandmother, born 1928 (l), Christine is at right in every comparison shown Remember the lovely and talented Christine McConnell, who baked these superb scary sweets?&n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Christine-McConnell-Poses-as-Her-Foremothers/

Does Your Dog Understand What You're Saying? A Biologist Responds

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnMULQDHIjk](Video Link)When you talk to a dog, he may gaze at you and appear to be paying attention. But does he comprehend what you're saying? Joe Hanson, a biologist, explains the scie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Does-Your-Dog-Understand-What-Youre-Saying-A-Biologist-Responds/

Ultraviolet

The latest comic from Randall Munroe at xkcd is funny, due to the ignorance about how homeowner’s insurance works. But the concept of shining a blacklight on your bathroom is a new one on me. Do we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Ultraviolet/

Spas for 7-Year Olds

(Photo: Erin Hull/New York Times)A mother of 2 daughters expressed the need like this:“They do deserve something special,” said Ms. Ehresman, who paid about $400 for the party. Paige and her 8-year-o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Spas-for-7-Year-Olds/

Fish Gets Prosthetic Eye

[http://youtu.be/og70cLV04uo] (YouTube link)A yellowtail rockfish at the Vancouver Aquarium was being bullied by other fish because he has only one eye. What to do? You can't exactly sit the other fish down and castigate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Fish-Gets-Prosthetic-Eye/

All the Frozen Yogurt You Can Fit into a Cup for $5. Challenge Accepted.

Redditor roselatte and his/her friends visited a Menchies frozen yogurt shop in Dublin, California. They're college students (hopefully engineering majors), so they don't have a lot of money. They decide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/All-the-Frozen-Yogurt-You-Can-Fit-into-a-Cup-for-5-Challenge-Accepted/

NYET! - A Cat On A Mission Of Madness

NYET! by BrinkerhoffGrumpy'd had enough of those trolls and yelpers trying to ruin her kitteh fun, so she mobilized an army and surged forward to stomp out the interwebs once and for all. She gave the people what they w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/NYET-A-Cat-On-A-Mission-Of-Madness/

The Evolution of Spider-Man's Mask

Artist Salvador Anguiano (who also made a chart featuring 75 years of Batman's cowl) created this chart that includes the incarnations of Spider-Man's mask over a period of fifty-two years...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/The-Evolution-of-Spider-Mans-Mask/

What the Nile Looks Like from Space

(Photo: NASA Astronauts)The Nile is a ribbon of water--of life--through the desert. You can see this especially clearly from orbit. At night, the lights of human settlements shine through the darkness, like a crack in th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/What-the-Nile-Looks-Like-from-Space/

Kitten Goes for a Swim, Owners Flip Out

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDeE56UwFdQ](Video Link)Diego the cat casually strides into the surf and goes for a swim. He's calm and collected. His humans, though, are going crazy with delight over the sight of their...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Kitten-Goes-for-a-Swim-Owners-Flip-Out/

The Worst (And Most Important) Smuggling Job in the History of Literature

As a child, I was a Bennett Cerf fan because of the funny books he wrote. As an adult, I became vaguely aware that he was the publisher who founded Random House. But Cerf will be known to history as a man who battled for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/The-Worst-And-Most-Important-Smuggling-Job-in-the-History-of-Literature/

Rude Awakening

[http://youtu.be/m3uJxfyZq70]YouTube LinkThis adorable kitten was slow to wake up, and his housemate wasn't having it. The light bats with a paw turned to near combat. Poor sleepy kitty. Where's the snoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Rude-Awakening/

Scotsman Stopped by Police for Riding a Bouncy Ball Drunk

(Photo: Noam, Jemima & Lila)It was a fine Hogmanay--that's Scottish for New Year's Eve. In the town of Dundee, a Scotsman who had consumed a sufficient amount of alcohol travelled down a street on a Space Hopper--tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Scotsman-Stopped-by-Police-for-Riding-a-Bouncy-Ball-Drunk/

Formerly Dead Lal Bihari Meets Fellow Ig Nobel Winners

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.by Kees Moeliker Curator, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and winner of the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize for Biology Ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Formerly-Dead-Lal-Bihari-Meets-Fellow-Ig-Nobel-Winners/

You Mean The Best Kind of Tattoos?

When you get a tattoo, it's important to find a shop that not only does good work, but does good work in the style you're looking for. If you're looking for an utterly amazing tattoo, you'll be hard-pressed to find a mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/You-Mean-The-Best-Kind-of-Tattoos/

2,000 Calories Worth of Food From Various Restaurants

Retaurant: Potbelly | Meal: Orange Mango juice (250), big Italian sandwich with mayonnaise (1,088), chips (220), cookie (420)The New York Times recently had an article that featured photos of 2,000...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/2000-Calories-Worth-of-Food-From-Various-Restaurants/

These Piles of Snow are People Waiting in Line at an Apple Store

(Photo: @buckedplatypus)Apple fans are hardcore. You see those lumps of snow next to the wall? Those are people, wrapped up to protect themselves during a hard quest: to be the first people inside an Apple store in Sappo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/These-Piles-of-Snow-are-People-Waiting-in-Line-at-an-Apple-Store/

Venomous - A Face Not Even A Mother Could Love

Venomous by Leea1968Venom isn't just his name, or the fluid coursing through his veins- it's who that symbiote is at his very core. He had come to Earth with nefarious intentions, and when Parker freed himself from the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Venomous-A-Face-Not-Even-A-Mother-Could-Love/

Star Wars Fan in 1979: We Need More of Luke and Leia’s Romance!

Star Wars fever was raging across the nation in the wait between the first movie in 1977 (now called A New Hope, but then known as just Star Wars) and the sequel The Empire Strikes Back*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/Star-Wars-Fan-in-1979-We-Need-More-of-Luke-and-Leias-Romance/

A Cookbook Featuring Original Recipes Based On Video Game Grub

Have you ever been in the middle of playing a video game and thought “gee, I’m hungry, I could sure go for a bowl of that Dig Rat Stew my character is eating!”Me neither, but the idea of bringing dishes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/06/A-Cookbook-Featuring-Original-Recipes-Based-On-Video-Game-Grub/






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