Archive for January 9th, 2015

Rocking X-Wing

Get your little X-wing fighter pilot started on his flight training with this variation on the classic rocking horse. DeviantArt member Steveswoodentoys made this beautifully-crafted ship. It measures 45...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Rocking-X-Wing/

M.C. Escher-Inspired Artwork Made From Home Decor

Los Angeles-based artist Samara Golden channeled her inner M.C. Escher for this topsy-turvey art installation titled The Flat Side of the Knife, as displayed at MoMA/PS1. For the display, Golden converte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/MC-Escher-Inspired-Artwork-Made-From-Home-Decor/

Woman Learns She's Pregnant, Gives Birth to 10-Pound Baby 1 Hour Later

(Photo: Kropas Family)Katherine Kropas, 23, is a caterer in Weymouth, Massachussets. She didn't feel well. Her ankles were swollen. Then, a few days later, she felt strong stomach pains. So Kropas called in sick and had...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Woman-Learns-Shes-Pregnant-Gives-Birth-to-10-Pound-Baby-1-Hour-Later/

Teen Unknowingly Helps Banksy, is Rewarded with Painting Worth $30,000

A teenage boy who helped a stranger on a train in Cumbria, northwest England, was handsomely rewarded by the man, who claimed to be celebrated street artist Banksy. According to the New York Daily News, fou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Teen-Unknowingly-Helps-Banksy-is-Rewarded-with-Painting-Worth-30000/

The Area in Blue Is Colder Than the Planet Mars

Curiosity is a NASA-operated robotic rover on the surface of Mars. It includes the Rover Environmental Monitoring System (REMS), which measures weather conditions on Mars, including temperature, wind speed, and humidity....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/The-Area-in-Blue-Is-Colder-Than-the-Planet-Mars/

Dog Abandoned at Train Station with His Suitcase

Tuesday, a picture of dog in Scotland went viral. He had been tied to a railing at Ayr station, and was found with a small suitcase containing his belongings: a food dish, a pillow, a dog toy, and some dog food. The do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Dog-Abandoned-at-Train-Station-with-His-Suitcase/

THIS is How You Grow a Backbone.

[http://youtu.be/vbKjkcq2PnA] 2013 Small World in Motion Competition - Honorable Mention In this neat video clip above, Daniele Soroldoni of MRC National Institute for Medical Research in London, United Kin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/THIS-is-How-You-Grow-a-Backbone/

The One Noteboard EVERYONE Needs In Their Home

The Bat-slap meme is just one of those things that makes me crack up every time. If you're like me, that makes this dry erase board a must-have for your home. Just imagine getting to change the meme every time you think...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/The-One-Noteboard-EVERYONE-Needs-In-Their-Home/

Insect and Arachnid Macros by Nicky Bay

Cicadae Parasite Beetle (Rhipiceridae)Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay (previously at Neatorama) shoots macro photos of insects, arachnids, and fungi from remote locations all over the globe. Bay went...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Insect-and-Arachnid-Macros-by-Nicky-Bay/

Mini Zombie Killers - Blood, Bananas, And Donuts

Mini Zombie Killers by DonnieWhen Shaun and his buddy Ed started playing zombie killers the other minions thought nothing of it, but when they started throwing vinyl records at people and clubbing them with cricket bats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Mini-Zombie-Killers-Blood-Bananas-And-Donuts/

Photoshopped ID Card Pictures

The entire purpose of having photo identification cards is to have a record of what someone looks like, so it defeats the purpose to alter them. High school student love_a_good_ood is a senior at an all-girls school. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Photoshopped-ID-Card-Pictures/

Forget Free Community College, Obama! Here's a Better Plan: Bring Back Vocational High Schools

Yesterday, President Obama proposed that community college should be free for all American students. "Put simply, what I'd like to do is see the first two years of community college free for everyone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Forget-Free-Community-College-Obama-Heres-a-Better-Plan-Bring-Back-Vocational-High-Schools/

15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try

[http://youtu.be/E5OrW9YOK-4]YouTube LinkIf your'e a fan of candy (or sweets, as the Brits say), you'll want to check out Anglophenia Episode 22, in which Siobhan Thompson discusses and shows examples of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/15-British-Sweets-Everyone-Should-Try/

The Netherlands' Crane Hotels

(Photo: Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel)The Netherlands has at least two hotels built into decommissioned industrial cranes. If you want to get a scenic view of a shipyard from the window of a luxurious hotel room, then these a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/The-Netherlands-Crane-Hotels/

Nice Guys Finish First

[http://youtu.be/rr6lsTgZKAQ] (YouTube link)You’ve heard the phrase “Nice guys finish last” all your life. It turns out the phrase was coined by someone who was looking for an excuse to be not-so-nice....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Nice-Guys-Finish-First/

Ten Strange Baby Products

(Image Link)Baby products are generally supposed to be more useful than visually appealing to adults, and when we think of baby products three things usually spring to mind- soft, supportive and pastel colored.Products d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Ten-Strange-Baby-Products/

Find the Cat

Can you find the cat in this living room? Sometimes they don’t want to be found, and sometimes they just want to enjoy us looking stupid while searching for them. Redditor cewallace9 says he spent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Find-the-Cat/

Bathe in Knowledge with This Bathtub of Books

In 2008, Vanessa Mancini exhibited this unique art installation consisting of a sink and bathtub made out of books. Her own footprints cut out of pages mark a path from the tub to the sink. When these ph...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Bathe-in-Knowledge-with-This-Bathtub-of-Books/

12 Geeky Doormats To Greet Your Guests

Before someone even enters your home, your doormat lets them know a little about you. Are you friendly, efficient, OCD? What about geeky? That's right, now you can express your nerdy self with all kinds of great doormats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/12-Geeky-Doormats-To-Greet-Your-Guests/

Monkey Business: Capuchins Learn to Spend Money

How a Yale research team made history by teaching capuchins to spend money ... and discovered that they're just as smart—and stupid—as your financial advisor.It’s a little bigger than a quart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Monkey-Business-Capuchins-Learn-to-Spend-Money/

Job Hunt (NES My Life) - Settle For A Low Pay Score!

Job Hunt (NES My Life) by Amorphia ApparelIt's a new year, time to stop playing games with your future and hunt for a job. Lucky you! Good thing you've prepared for this eventuality by racing across level after level of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Job-Hunt-NES-My-Life-Settle-For-A-Low-Pay-Score/

Revisiting Restoration of Chateau de Gudanes: A Hole is Discovered in the Ground Beneath the Chateau

 Karina and Craig Waters are two Australian expats with a French vision. They purchased the massive, 94-room Chateau de Gudanes, which dates back to the 1700s, with the intent of restoring it. The crumbling structur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Revisiting-Restoration-of-Chateau-de-Gudanes-A-Hole-is-Discovered-in-the-Ground-Beneath-the-Chateau/

The Notebook Proposal

[http://youtu.be/kvkZm9C0Mmc] (YouTube link)Angelo Piccini arranged an elaborate boat ride based on a scene from the movie The Notebook in order to propose to Chiara Grimaldi. They are both as cute as can be, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/The-Notebook-Proposal/

Confessions of a College Athlete “Fixer”

(Photo: Benjamin Rusnak)To be a college athlete, you have to be a college student. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has basic academic requirements that student athletes must meet if they want to compe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Confessions-of-a-College-Athlete-Fixer/

Kitchen Cabbage Plant

The headline at reddit said, “Here's what happens when you leave half a cabbage in the fridge too long.” I clicked, thinking it would be a gross pile of mold, and was surprised to see this pr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/Kitchen-Cabbage-Plant/

This Woman Uses Raw Meat to Fish for Piranhas

Humanity’s position at the top of the food chain in Brazil is tenuous. When fishing for piranhas, you don’t use a net or a rod and reel. Just stand precipitously over the water and use your hand to dip raw me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/09/This-Woman-Uses-Raw-Meat-to-Fish-for-Piranhas/






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