Archive for January 26th, 2015

Snow Tauntaun

Redditor Xnipek recently posted a photo of a friend who built a way cool snow tauntaun and decided to see how he rides. Giddy up! (Here's hoping the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Snow-Tauntaun/

This Battery Has Been Running for 175 Years

(Image: Leo Panthera)This is the Clarendon Dry Pile, a device so old that documentation about its origins is a bit spotty. It was set up at the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford University in 1840. It’s a dry pile, wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/This-Battery-Has-Been-Running-for-175-Years/

Textbooks

The price of college textbooks in America can give you a heart attack. Students aren’t buying new books as much as they used to, which in a normal market would mean the publishers would have to lower prices- you kn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Textbooks/

Bacon Sriracha Cronut

DK's Donuts of Orange, a simple, walk-up donut stand in Orange, California, offers this donut that is anything but simple. 7 Deadly says that it would make cronut inventor "Dominique Ansel to kneel over and sob French te...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Bacon-Sriracha-Cronut/

Long Live The Queen - Like Many Monarchs She's A Real Monster

Long Live The Queen by BeastPopShe's got the kind of smile that can make a space marine drop his pulse rifle and run away screaming in terror, eyes that seem to bore into your soul and a spooky fanged tongue that actual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Long-Live-The-Queen-Like-Many-Monarchs-Shes-A-Real-Monster/

The Story of R32

[https://vimeo.com/114431081] (vimeo link)A lonely, damaged, and obsolete robot roams the city, looking for a human connection. But it turns out that R32 is more human than those he meets along the way. This short film b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/The-Story-of-R32/

Sublime Sci-Fi Album Art by Dan McPharlin

Dan McPharlin, featured previously on Neatorama for his papercraft of miniature retro analog electronics, is back for the feature of his stunning collection of retro sci fi landscapes and album cover art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Sublime-Sci-Fi-Album-Art-by-Dan-McPharlin/

Bunny Delivers a Beer

[http://youtu.be/oc9rYaX9en8] (YouTube link)TheMadKing trained his girlfriend’s rabbit Wallace to deliver beer in a little pushcart! He says it was an epic accomplishment.I couldn't have done any of this if it wasn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Bunny-Delivers-a-Beer/

TSA's Report on Confiscated Items in 2014

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has detailed the dangerous items it seized at U.S. airport security checkpoints in 2014. The number of passengers scr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/TSAs-Report-on-Confiscated-Items-in-2014/

Campfire in the Snow

Or maybe I say say, campfire OF snow. Brendan Schaffer of Schaffer Art Studios created this hot snow sculpture using art and food coloring in a spray bottle. Although we’ve all heard the warning ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Campfire-in-the-Snow/

25 Sinister Animals Secretly Plotting Their Revenge

Don't think for a minute that the costume you stuffed your loyal canine into last Halloween has been forgotten. No, the cat hasn't forgiven you for enforcing the new policy of feline-free keyboards and laundry baskets. D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/25-Sinister-Animals-Secretly-Plotting-Their-Revenge/

The Subterranean Theme Park 390ft Down in a Transylvanian Salt Mine

For hundreds of years, workers broke and hauled salt out of the Salina Turda mine in Romania. That stopped in the 20th century. Since 1992, the huge chambers left behind have been a tourist attraction, which became a ful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/The-Subterranean-Theme-Park-390ft-Down-in-a-Transylvanian-Salt-Mine/

Scientists Figure out How to Unboil an Egg

(Photo: Craig Hatfield)You can't unring a bell, but you can unboil an egg. Gregory Weiss, a professor of biochemistry at the University of California at Irvine, and his colleagues untangled the proteins of cooked egg whi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Scientists-Figure-out-How-to-Unboil-an-Egg/

Whodunit: Super Bowl Madness

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? (I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Whodunit-Super-Bowl-Madness/

Verdant Canopy

Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece | Image: Jay 21310This collection of photographs consists of streets that are glorious with natural adornment. Flowers and trees so lush and mature in their state of growth that they form...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Verdant-Canopy/

Cheshire Express - Your Neighbor Is Mad!

Cheshire Express by Emilie BoisvertWhen you decide to catch a cat bus for a trip across the moonlit forest make sure you hop on board the right cat! The nekobus you're looking for is orange and striped, with bright yell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Cheshire-Express-Your-Neighbor-Is-Mad/

New York During the Great Blizzard of 1888

While the northeast U.S. brace for a snowstorm today that is expected to leave two to three feet of snow, there are already comparisons with the record-setting storm of 1888. The Great Blizzard of 1888 paralyzed the nort...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/New-York-During-the-Great-Blizzard-of-1888/

70 Years Ago Today: Lt. Audie Murphy Holds the Line

Born in poverty and orphaned as a teenager in Hunt County, Texas, Audie Murphy lied about his age in order to try to get into the US Marine Corps. The Marines rejected him, saying that he was too small. Murphy went...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/70-Years-Ago-Today-Lt-Audie-Murphy-Holds-the-Line/

The A to Z of Australia Day

January 26 is Australia Day, and the Aussies get to celebrate it earlier than most of the world. In honor of the occasion, Sydney Morning Herald cartoonist Cathy Wilcox gives us an illustrated alphabet o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/The-A-to-Z-of-Australia-Day/

Some Like It Dark

Spanish artist Marta de Andrés offers this contribution from an art show in Valencia. She writes, "The subject of this festival was Women, the strength of women and equality between men and women....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Some-Like-It-Dark/

Dolphins: The Humans of the Sea

The following article is republished from Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader.Ever since he first saw Flipper in the 1960s, Uncle John has been fascinated by dolphins. He’s not alone- some scien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Dolphins-The-Humans-of-the-Sea/

Play Me, I'm Yours: Colorful Pianos Left in Public Spaces

We've long enjoyed the works of British artist Luke Jerram and are especially impressed with his interactive public works, such as this enormous slip-and-slide down the middle of a city street and his singing metal sculp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Play-Me-Im-Yours-Colorful-Pianos-Left-in-Public-Spaces/

Water-loving Cats

This cat is named Nico "El guapo," and he has his own Instagram account. Not only does he have wonderfully expressive eyes, he loves a good bath. That is a little odd for a housecat, as most cat owners will tell you. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/Water-loving-Cats/

This Japanese Festival Tosses Newly-Married Men into Snow for Good Luck

(Photo: Hatena Jobmate)Mukonage is an annual event held on January 15 at the Matsunoyama Onsen hot spring resort in Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The first son-in-law to marry a girl from town the previous y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/This-Japanese-Festival-Tosses-Newly-Married-Men-into-Snow-for-Good-Luck/

DIY: Electric Fireplace

The space beforeRedditor griind posted about his electric fireplace DIY project. What he did with a relatively small wall space looks pretty impressive. He made other posts to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/DIY-Electric-Fireplace/

The Evolution of Video Games

[http://youtu.be/SyNhMYMv4hA] (YouTube link)A guy walks through the history of video games, from Pong to Grand Theft Auto. I almost didn't recognize Pong because the original graphic display wouldn't work here at all; it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/The-Evolution-of-Video-Games/






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