Archive for February 3rd, 2015

New York Times Takes a Look at the Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

[http://youtu.be/uIZlj2UEf7g]YouTube LinkNew York Times film critic A. O. Scott takes a look at the animated short films that are currently nominated for Academy Awards. As examples of the nomin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/iNew-York-Timesi-Takes-a-Look-at-the-Oscar-Nominated-Animated-Short-Films/

Beautifully Carved Conch Shell

The Philadelphia Museum of Art owns this exquisitely carved conch shell that is about 7 inches tall. It dates back to about the Eleventh Century A.D. and was probably made in or near Bangladesh. It shows...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Beautifully-Carved-Conch-Shell/

Wing Gate- The Pro Wrestler And The Wing Eating World Champion

(Image Link)It was a day that would live on in poultry infamy- the day hundreds of chickens gave up their tender wings for the sake of one epic eating contest starring a man named Pat Bertoletti and a competitive...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Wing-Gate-The-Pro-Wrestler-And-The-Wing-Eating-World-Champion/

Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?

Yasmine Surovec at Cat vs. Human has a good handle on why cats love boxes, but that’s not the full story. You can buy your cat the nicest new cat gadget there is, but first he has to check out the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Why-Do-Cats-Love-Boxes-So-Much/

What Is Déjà Vu? A Scientist Explains

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut8mYGi0YRs] (Video Link)I apologize if this is a repost, but I think that it’s worth seeing again. Biologist and science educator Joe Hanson presents scientific explanations for wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/What-Is-Deja-Vu-A-Scientist-Explains/

Mother Catches An Eyeful In A Can Of Tuna

When you crack open a can of chunk light tuna you expect to see chunks of light colored tuna flesh floating in oil or water, but nobody expects to see a strange little critter staring back at you fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Mother-Catches-An-Eyeful-In-A-Can-Of-Tuna/

Cooper - He's Just A Guy Who Loves Cherry Pie

Cooper by KgullholmenHe may not have a cool first name like Archer, or a cool code name like Duchess, but Dale has something that other agent will never have- a backstage pass to the Red Room, where he can take in a mod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Cooper-Hes-Just-A-Guy-Who-Loves-Cherry-Pie/

Mean Tweets, Music Edition

[http://youtu.be/5M1ZKPCLb4I]YouTube LinkOnce again, it's Kimmel's "Mean Tweets," Music Edition. The clip features Josh Groban, Drake, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Jessie J, Blake Shelton, Haim, Wiz Khalifa, Ed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Mean-Tweets-Music-Edition/

The Icy Casing of a Parking Meter

A year ago, redditor Crispy-Snax tried to use a parking meter in Urbana, Illinois. The ice coating the entire face of the machine peeled off in one piece. He says that he was able to get the meter to wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/The-Icy-Casing-of-a-Parking-Meter/

Dad Gets His Son's Doodles Tattooed On His Arm

Most parents appreciate the artwork created by their children, no matter how bizarre or indecipherable it may look, but that appreciation usually goes no further than putting their works of art on the fridge for all to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Dad-Gets-His-Sons-Doodles-Tattooed-On-His-Arm/

Carefully Clever: Condom Advertisements

Source: TwitterIf you worked in advertising and were tasked with creating an ad campaign for a condom company, what would your brainstorming session look like? You could go at it from a number of angles, bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Carefully-Clever-Condom-Advertisements-2/

Lesser Known Names For Everyday Things

(Image via Getty Images)It seems every little thing under the sun has a name, even if we’re not always aware of it. From the wire thing that holds the champagne cork in place (agraffe) to the web between your thumb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Lesser-Known-Names-For-Everyday-Things/

Poorly Placed Airline Ad

Fly Turkish Airlines! Just don’t expect to go very far. Redditor MrMalta writes, “Didn't really think this one through did they?” No, they didn’t. I’ll take the bus instead.-via Dave Barryai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Poorly-Placed-Airline-Ad/

Walker Stalker Con Cosplay Winners

They needed a Bob so I subbed! #WSCSF pic.twitter.com/pjZhZkt4LF— Lawrence Gilliard Jr (@gilliardl_jr) February 2, 2015 Guess which one of these Walking Dead characters is actually from the show!#WSCSF...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Walker-Stalker-Con-Cosplay-Winners/

Harper Lee to Publish a Second Novel

Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty In what is sure to be great news for fans of literature the world over, author Harper Lee will publish a second novel this summer, entitled Go Set a Watchman. */e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Harper-Lee-to-Publish-a-Second-Novel/

Love Tee Shirt Art? Then Check Out This New Kickstarter

Here at Neatorama, we love independant artists, which is why we are so proud of the NeatoShop's artist support. It's how we ensure our artists are treated right and rewarded fairly. But not everyone wants a tee (or a pos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Love-Tee-Shirt-Art-Then-Check-Out-This-New-Kickstarter/

Kinspiracy: The Stepford Readership of Kinfolk Magazine

Images: Winter_named_ Winter on InstagramIn what could easily be a storyline in an episode of Portlandia, Instagram junkie and Los Angeles blogger Summer Allen was, as she puts it, "spending t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Kinspiracy-The-Stepford-Readership-of-iKinfolki-Magazine/

Play Bonnie - Gentlemen Prefer Gears

Play Bonnie by Dann MatthewsBonnie was sick of playing games with the night guards, and he was looking for a new way to express his sultry side, so he decided to start his own magazine. The mag was created as a showcase...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Play-Bonnie-Gentlemen-Prefer-Gears/

Car Smashing Bonus Stage From Street Fighter In Real Life

Remember smashing up cars in between smashing opponents in the classic arcade brawlers Street Fighter II and beyond?(YouTube Link)In real life it doesn't make sense for a fighter to risk their career by beating up on an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Street-Fighter-Car-Smashing-Bonus-Stage-In-Real-Life/

11 Packaging Designs Inspired by the Leaning Tower of Pisa

When construction began on the most famous tower in Pisa, Italy in 1173, no one planned for it to lean over. But the soft ground yielded under the weight of the stone bell tower. It now rests at a 4⁰ angle.The iconic m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/11-Packaging-Designs-Inspired-by-the-Leaning-Tower-of-Pisa/

35 Fun Cosplay Pictures From the 2015 Portland Wizard Con

The Portland Wizard Con may not be as big as Comic Con or even their Anaheim incarnation -Wonder Con. Even so, there was tons of great cosplay at the convention -giving Zeon and myself a great excuse to take a work vacat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Cosplay-From-the-2015-Portland-Wizard-Con/

Mr. T Delivers the Stagecoach to Town Safely

Brandon Bird has a knack for offbeat takes on pop culture, such as a prehistoric Dukes of Hazzard and Sylvester Stallone shooting squids out of his arms. In “A Hero Rides Forth,” he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Mr-T-Delivers-the-Stagecoach-to-Town-Safely/

The Delicious Geekery of Nom*Ables

There are plenty of geeky foods out on the internet, but not many places where you can order them in the outside world. Thankfully for those in Portland, there's Nom*Ables. This bakery isn't just full of sweet treats, it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/The-Delicious-Geekery-of-NomAbles/

Black Sabbath and A Flock of Seagulls Mix: Strangely Copacetic

[http://youtu.be/ZHRzRcT24sI]YouTube LinkLos Angeles-based musician Andy Rehfeldt (previously at Neatorama) remixed Black Sabbath's “Paranoid” with the guitar from A Flock...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Black-Sabbath-and-A-Flock-of-Seagulls-Mix-Strangely-Copacetic/

Heart-Shaped Shoes

Kobi Levi is fashion designer in Israel. He's noted for his shoes that look like other things, such as playground slides, bowing cats, Disney villains, and wads of gum annoyingly attached to sneakers.One of his recent cr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/Heart-Shaped-Shoes/

The Coin Paradox

Futility Closet posted a puzzle that might make your eyes glaze over, or could spur some of you to compete over who has the best, clearest explanation.  In the top figure, one coin rolls around anot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/03/The-Coin-Paradox/
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