Archive for February 2nd, 2015

At Age 17, Stanley Kubrick Photographed the New York Subways

In what seems a natural progression to him becoming one of the most revered filmmakers in history, Stanley Kubrick worked as a photographer. This series is one he shot for LOOK magazine over a two-week period in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/At-Age-17-Stanley-Kubrick-Photographed-the-New-York-Subways/

Barbershop Quartet Breaks the Tension on a Delayed Airline Flight

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQNs_HA32Js] (Video Link)Last month, a US Airways flight from Indianapolis to New Orleans was delayed for maintenance after everyone had already boarded. Flight attendant Kari Mann learne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Barbershop-Quartet-Breaks-the-Tension-on-a-Delayed-Airline-Flight/

Deal With It - The Doctor Is In The House

Deal With It by Rocky DaviesVictor was plotting to take over the planet way before it was cool, and his unique look and dominant personality have made him into a superstar in the world of supervillainy. Those who have c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Deal-With-It-The-Doctor-Is-In-The-House/

Roald Dahl’s Fight Against Measles

 View image | gettyimages.comBritish author Roald Dahl fathered five children with his wife, American actress Patricia Neal. The oldest, Olivia, was the apple of his eye. In 1962, 7-year-old Olivia contracted measle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Roald-Dahls-Fight-Against-Measles/

How to Make a Reverse Boiled Egg

Scientists have learned how to unboil an egg. But can they make a reverse boiled egg? Apparently with a few supplies and a delicate touch, yes![https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvDsA7oKBr4](Video Link)This video is in Jap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/How-to-Make-a-Reverse-Boiled-Egg/

Atchoum, the Cat with the Long Locks

Meet Atchoum. He's a cat with a health condition called Hypertrichosis, a hormonal disorder that causes abnormally fast and abundant hair growth. The condition strikes humans as well; it's actually responsible for p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Atchoum-the-Cat-with-the-Long-Locks/

The Magical World of ChocolateFest

Zeon and I recently went to Portland to check out the Wizard World there. What we didn't know is that the comic convention always lines up with the city's annual ChocolateFest -which seems appropriate since they no doubt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/The-Magical-World-of-ChocolateFest/

How Valuable Is Your Home Address Street Name?

In a cutthroat business like real estate, the name of a street can increase or decrease the value of a property. Although city planners might not put too much thought into it, these street names can make a difference. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/How-Valuable-Is-Your-Home-Address-Street-Name/

Wanderers

[https://vimeo.com/108650530] (vimeo link)An ode to the spirit of exploration, Wanderers is a short film by Swedish artist Erik Wernquist with narration by Carl Sagan. You might recognize some of the places in this short...

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Brilliant Business Idea: Generalized Uber

Idea: Generalized uber. Everyone has a tracking chip that lists all services they'd be willing to perform at what price.— Zach Weinersmith (@ZachWeiner) January 28, 2015 Zach Weinersmith is the artist who makes th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Brilliant-Business-Idea-Generalized-Uber/

Saul Goodman's Best One-Liners From Breaking Bad

[http://youtu.be/TVlvI8kDW1U] (YouTube link)The best criminal defense money can buy! This coming Sunday is the premiere date for the Breaking Bad spinoff series Better Call Saul. It revolves around Walt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Saul-Goodmans-Best-One-Liners-From-Breaking-Bad/

That Healthy Glow

For his series entitled "The Light Inside," Romanian photographer Radu Zaciu started with vegetables and fruits and carved out their centers, replacing them with light bulbs. There was a fine l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/That-Healthy-Glow/

Customized Pop Culture LEGO Friends Mini-Dolls

(Image credit: Jon Lazar)LEGO Friends Mini-Dolls are a different size and configuration from the minifigs we are used to. They were introduced a couple of years ago to appeal to girls. Jon Lazar began customizing these d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Customized-Pop-Culture-LEGO-Friends-Mini-Dolls/

Munchies I Have - Going Green I Am

Munchies I Have by Mike JacobsenThe little green master had just finished partaking of some particularly pungent herbs from the planet Cannabar-9, and his brain was beginning to feel a bit fuzzy. He started laughing at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Munchies-I-Have-Going-Green-I-Am/

Watch a Dog Get Rescued from Drowning in a River

Heavy rains caused the Los Angeles River to swell. A dog fell into it in Burbank. He was too far into the middle of the river for people to reach him from the riverbank, so rescue workers with the Los Angeles Fire Depart...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Watch-a-Dog-Get-Rescued-from-Drowning-in-a-River/

Whodunit: The Vanishing Love Token

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? Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Whodunit-The-Vanishing-Love-Token/

This Gallon of Milk Has a Forcefield

The gallon jug of milk sits at the perfect spot beneath the water tap. As the water hits the cap, it flows over it in a perfect bowl shape, missing the rest of the jug completely.It's beautiful.I should spend the rest of...

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Woman Delivers Her Own Baby While Pulled Over on the Interstate

A pregnant Salt Lake City woman was dropping off her six-year-old son at her mother's house on Saturday when she felt contractions starting. Devi Mariah Ostler, a thirty-two-year-old mother of two, calmly began driv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Woman-Delivers-Her-Own-Baby-While-Pulled-Over-on-the-Interstate/

The Simpsons in Pixel Art

[http://youtu.be/FIZ_gDOrzGk] (YouTube link)Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon designed an opening sequence for The Simpsons that puts Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie into a retro video game world. All the basic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/The-Simpsons-in-Pixel-Art/

30 Captivating Street Art Murals

Vila Madalena | Image: globalstreetart.comIt could be argued that murals such as the ones shown here have more impact on people than any other art form, given that it's a part of the viewers' environment. I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/30-Captivating-Street-Art-Murals/

The History of the Snowmobile

The following is reprinted from the book Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader.It’s easy to forget that until very recently in history, families who lived in cold-weather areas were snowbound on thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/The-History-of-the-Snowmobile/

Otterly Adorable

Image: edgeoftheplank.comOtters have expressive faces that seem to communicate joy and amusement. In fact, according to sources such as Otter World, otters are quite the playful species. The animals are oft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Otterly-Adorable/

New Jurassic World Trailer

[http://youtu.be/4mvWuky1g0g] (YouTube link)In case you were busy watching the Shrek marathon or The Walking Dead and missed the Super Bowl, you also missed a new trailer for Jurassic World. In...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/New-Jurassic-World-Trailer/

The Crookie: Half Croissant, Half Cookie

We've seen a previous execution of this idea that involved baking a whole Oreo inside a croissant. Nick Chipman of Dude Foods offers a version that is even simpler and more promising. He took premade cho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/The-Crookie-Half-Croissant-Half-Cookie/

Scary Spirit - They're Not So Cute And Cuddly After All

Scary Spirit by Crumblin' CookieIf you think you know all about those cuddly puffballs called Totoros you don't know the half of it, because the Ghibli film only showed the bright side of our woodland neighbors. They ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Scary-Spirit-Theyre-Not-So-Cute-And-Cuddly-After-All/

Codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman vs. the Rum Runners

In 1931, federal agents raided a New Orleans stash of liquor illegally imported from Vancouver. There were 104 people indicted in an elaborate scheme that was cracked when coded messages were intercepted. To convict all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Codebreaker-Elizebeth-Friedman-vs-the-Rum-Runners/

Coming up on NeatoMail: A NeatoShop Hoodie Giveaway!

Love Count T-Shirt by Nicholas Ginty Forget roses and chocolate! Well, maybe just roses because chocolates are darned yummy. Anyways, I've gotten a bit off track. What I wanted to say is that we'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/02/Coming-Up-on-NeatoMail-A-NeatoShop-Hoodie-Giveaway/




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