Archive for January 21st, 2015

What the World Looks Like When You Have Social Anxiety

Everyone is judging you—and harshly—about everything you say and do. Did they notice that you mispronounced a word? They did, they did! It’s terrible, as Shea Strauss illustrates at College Humor. *stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/What-the-World-Looks-Like-When-You-Have-Social-Anxiety/

The 7 Stages of Your Caffeine Addiction

Sarah Andersen of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles created a multi-part post on caffeine addiction, a syndrome that she and other comic artists are all too familiar with. You can see the whole sequence*/stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/The-7-Stages-of-Your-Caffeine-Addiction/

How to Make Mascara out of Oreos

Your face is covered with cookie crumbs, but don’t brush them off! They could be the basis of some rad mascara. At the age of 16, Katherine Ward is already a skilled makeup artist who improvises with materials at h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/How-to-Make-Mascara-out-of-Oreos/

Rare Childhood Photographs Of Frida Kahlo Taken By Her Father Guillermo

Frida Kahlo's life was well documented, and both her (mostly self portrait) paintings and the hundreds of photographs taken of her and her husband Diego Rivera help paint a pretty clear picture of their life together. Bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Rare-Childhood-Photographs-Of-Frida-Kahlo-Taken-By-Her-Father-Guillermo/

What If Facebook Came out in the 90s?

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYd_5aggzd4] (Video Link)Do you use The Facebook? You should. It’s 1995, so it’s time that you get logged into the future. The Facebook is the best way to communicate with oth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/What-If-Facebook-Came-out-in-the-90s/

Old Gamer - Console Convalescence

Old Gamer by Nicholas GintyIt's hard to believe that those cool gamer kids who once ruled the arcade Pac-Man and Galaga machines are now approaching middle age, and kids who grew up gaming on the greatest console ever a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Old-Gamer-Console-Convalescence/

Their Worst Failed Romantic Gestures

It takes a lot of guts for a man (or boy) to declare his feelings to a woman (or girl) with whom he does not have a relationship already. After a long time planning and building up the nerve, it can be devastating when t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Their-Worst-Failed-Romantic-Gestures/

Amazing Photo: Snake Escaping from the Belly of a Larger Snake

(Photo: Dick Mulder)In 2011, a 4-foot long four-lined snake (Elaphe quatuorlineata) swallowed a smaller whip snake (Platyceps najadum) on the Greek island of Corfu. A pet cat then killed the four-lined...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Amazing-Photo-Snake-Escaping-from-the-Belly-of-a-Larger-Snake/

Russet the Bulldog Has Trouble Traveling With Her Bone

[http://youtu.be/PSPIYsn8uTg]YouTube Link Russet is a 3-year-old English Bulldog who, according to her owner, "enjoys napping, destroying furniture and eating treats." She's also single and looking for a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Russet-the-Bulldog-Has-Trouble-Traveling-With-Her-Bone/

Exciting New Fashion for Men: Crocheted Shorts

Good news, everyone! You can look like these handsome fellows, thanks to Etsy seller Schuyler Ellers. His exclusive Lord von Schmitt line includes these colorful crocheted shorts which give you the dange...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Exciting-New-Fashion-for-Men-Crocheted-Shorts/

The Conan O’Brien/Archer Crossover Is the Funniest Thing You’ll Watch All Day

When super agent Sterling Archer of the hit cartoon Archer needs backup, he calls on TV talk show host Conan O’Brien. Or Conan happened to be handy—but it’s one of the two.Archer was supposed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/The-Conan-OBrienArcher-Crossover-Is-the-Funniest-Thing-Youll-Watch-All-Day/

26 Fascinating Founding Fathers Facts

[http://youtu.be/ZooAJgmA4d4] (YouTube link)It couldn’t have been easy for John Green to come up with such tantalizing tidbits about our Founding Fathers that we haven’t heard before. Who knew Samuel Adams wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/26-Fascinating-Founding-Fathers-Facts/

11 Common Misconceptions About Beer

At the Café by by Édouard ManetAh, beer. Or, in the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "Mmm... beer." Who among us doesn't like an ice-cold mug of the stuff every now and then? Yet acc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/11-Common-Misconceptions-About-Beer/

Knightlight

I like a good pun.Professor Theodosius O’Bliviate (or as he calls himself online) is a 15-year old crafter and prop maker. He made the Knightlight from an old novelty radio and 12 volt lights. He c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Knightlight/

A Pair Of Hulk Hands Magically Change A Young Nerd's Life

Finding a pair of Hulk hands would make any Marvelite’s day, and the discoverer would probably take the hands home and set them on a shelf like a good little collector, but Hulk hands aren’t made for sitting-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/A-Pair-Of-Hulk-Hands-Magically-Change-A-Young-Nerds-Life/

Lunatics and Their Cats

An 1872 editorial in the New York Times begins with the premise that only insane people surround themselves with cats. It is taken as fact that cats are “treacherous, selfish, and cunning,” w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Lunatics-and-Their-Cats/

Souls Of Dragons - A Soaring Spirit

Souls Of Dragons by VStephDragons come in many shapes, sizes, and forms, but they all have one thing in common- the soul of the dragon. Whether they're toothless or bristling with fangs and spikes the dragon soul burns...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Souls-Of-Dragons-A-Soaring-Spirit/

28 Things You Might Not Have Known About The Royal Tenenbaums

Image: Buena Vista PicturesWes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums certainly has some memorable scenes. Who could forget Gene Hackman showing his grandkids the fun of taking risks? Part of what makes t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/28-Things-You-Might-Not-Have-Known-About-the-Royal-Tenenbaums/

Mountain Rescue Team Saves Woman from Bell Tower

An elderly bell ringer at All Saints Church in Brailsford, Derbyshire, UK, was injured while performing her duties on Sunday. She was caught in the rope and lifted off the floor, and then she landed hard, injuring her hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Mountain-Rescue-Team-Saves-Woman-from-Bell-Tower/

Parents Who Are Totally Nailing The Whole Parenting Thing

(Image Link)Some parents struggle to fit in with their kids, and they never know quite how to communicate with their children despite all the time they’ve spent together as a family.And then there are those parents...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Parents-Who-Are-Totally-Nailing-The-Whole-Parenting-Thing/

An Honest Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean

[http://youtu.be/Aa-rfmbUG24] (YouTube link)It’s about time that Screen Junkies gave the Honest Trailer treatment to Pirates of the Caribbean. The first silly but enjoyable film came out almost 12 years ag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Pirates-of-the-Caribbean/

Ten Products With Unfortunate Names And What Those Names Actually Mean

Naming is an important part of brand identity, and product names often go through different stages of development, from focus group testing to branding, before being slapped on a label and sold in stores. But even with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Ten-Products-With-Unfortunate-Names-And-What-Those-Names-Actually-Mean/

Tom Longboat

Kate Beaton at Hark! A Vagrant has introduced me to another new historical figure. Born in 1886, Tom Longboat was an Onandagan from the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. He was an outstanding athlete, winning, among many o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Tom-Longboat/

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

(Photo: J. Todd Poling)What evolutionary advantage do stripes offer zebras? For a long time, scientists thought that the stripes served as a form of camouflage. Then scientists reasoned that the stripes help protect zebr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Why-Do-Zebras-Have-Stripes/

Blood, Sweat and Teeth: Wild Nights with an NHL Dentist

Mark Methot (Image credit: Flickr user 5of7)Something I never knew, or even thought about: hockey teams have their own dentists. Hockey arenas have dental chairs, ready for emergency work. And a dentist who takes the job...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Blood-Sweat-and-Teeth-Wild-Nights-with-an-NHL-Dentist/

Green Bay Packers Settlers of Catan Piece

As we mentioned a few days ago, several players on the Green Bay Packers football team have become obsessed with playing the board game Settlers of Catan. This inspired Neatoramanaut Jim of Zheng Labs to design a robber...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Green-Bay-Packers-Settlers-of-Catan-Piece/

Here's What Happy Black Metal Would Sound Like

For some Black Metal is the sound of happiness, but most hear dark and dismal band names, guttural singing and appropriately metal guitar sounds howling and screaming in their ears.That Black Metal sound is made from sin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/21/Heres-What-Happy-Black-Metal-Would-Sound-Like/
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