Archive for February 13th, 2015

Microbiology-Themed Valentines

Webcomic artist Twisted Doodles writes, "I made some microbiology themed Valentine’s cards for other people in the lab." I suspect that Neatorama owner Alex, who has a doctorate in that field, is p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Microbiology-Themed-Valentines/

Handcrafted Hard Candy

[http://youtu.be/tEqvwnlMRvA] (YouTube link)La Confiserie CandyLabs in Montreal is known for handcrafted hard candy with shapes inside. Watching how they do it is mesmerizing. After they cook and flavor the candy, it get...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Handcrafted-Hard-Candy/

Stained Glass Basketball Backboards

Literally Balling is Victor Solomon's novel interpretation of the traditional basketball hoop, net, and backboard. He made 3 sets that faithfully imitate the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany, a famous glas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Stained-Glass-Basketball-Backboards/

Saturday Night Live Producer of 20+ Years Shares Candid Photos

The Saturday Night Live special to commemorate the show's 40th anniversary is set to air this Sunday, and there's been much hype about the incredible list of guests from the worlds of music, acting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Saturday-Night-Live-Producer-of-20-Years-Shares-Candid-Photos/

Beautiful Calligraphy with Snow

Faust, a street artist in New York City, finds joy in the midst of heavy winter snows. It's the pleasure in a winter day that we have as children and lose as adults. Faust never left it behind. He writes:I believe everyo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Beautiful-Calligraphy-with-Snow/

Let's Operate Already - The Future Of Medical Science

Let's Operate Already by Kinda CreativeWhen budding doctors want to learn how to chop, snip and slice into those spongy human bodies they choose the game recommended by two out of three Zoidbergs- Let's Operate Already....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Lets-Operate-Already-The-Future-Of-Medical-Science/

Truth or Drink

[http://youtu.be/N4QoJNc_rHE] (YouTube link)Cut Video sat several couples down for a game of Truth or Drink. If you don’t want to answer a question truthfully, you can take a drink. The idea of the game is that as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Truth-or-Drink/

NASA Wants to Send a Submarine to Titan

Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, has liquid seas made of methane and ethane. Since it is the only planetary body other than the Earth within our solar system known to have liquid seas, it fascinates scientists. Some wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/NASA-Wants-to-Send-a-Submarine-to-Titan/

All 141 SNL Cast Members Ranked

Saturday Night Live debuted in 1975, and the show is ready to celebrate with a 40th Anniversary Special this Sunday night. In honor of the occasion, Rolling Stone compiled a mega-list of all the aspirin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/All-141-SNL-Cast-Members-Ranked/

The 14 Geekiest Couples To Ever Get Married

Oh, you thought we were going to let Friday the 13th slip by without a mention of Jason Voorhees? Au contraire! When Vanessa Lawson and Josh Morden got engaged in 2013, they had a photo shoot to announce the new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/The-14-Geekiest-Couples-To-Ever-Get-Married/

Kids React to Spam

[http://youtu.be/XgsuCNqVWiQ]YouTube LinkIn this episode of Kids React, the unfortunate little tykes are being subjected to Spam. Obviously some people like the stuff or it wouldn't be on the market, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Kids-React-to-Spam/

Traveling Museum Excavates the Artifacts of Lost Relationships

We posted about the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia, quite a few years ago. It displays objects that symbolize broken relationships from all over the world, along with the stories behind them. You don&r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Traveling-Museum-Excavates-the-Artifacts-of-Lost-Relationships/

What a Cup of Tea Looks Like in 22 Different Countries

Turkish cay tea is served with every meal and often in between. The black tea does not take milk and can be served with or without sugar. It is usually brewed in a two-chamber teapot.Image: Fl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/What-a-Cup-of-Tea-Looks-Like-in-22-Different-Countries/

The NHL's Secret Weapon? Women's Figure Skaters

 View image | gettyimages.comThe National Hockey League has a secret weapon they rely on more than anyone realizes: woman figure skaters. A surprising number of former champion figure skaters go on to coach not only...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/The-NHLs-Secret-Weapon-Womens-Figure-Skaters/

Check out This Incredibly Intricate “Prayer Nut”

This is a “prayer nut”—a type of wooden bead sometimes included on a rosary. It dates back to Sixteenth Century Flanders. Objects like these were devotional tools of wealthy people in n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Check-out-This-Incredibly-Intricate-Prayer-Nut/

Boppity Bunny

[http://youtu.be/R0u4ut64lOo] (YouTube link)It’s been a while since we had a new song from Parry Gripp, and this one is about bunny love!I’m a Boppity Bunny and I need your loveVisit me at the bunny shelter,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Boppity-Bunny/

Minimal Porco - The Pig Pilot In Red

Minimal Porco by FrancisMacomberHe's the coolest pig who ever lived, a daring porcine pilot and debonnaire gentlemen in one, but even though he's a legendary hero Porco Rosso isn't a very complicated pig. The glasses hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Minimal-Porco-The-Pig-Pilot-In-Red/

The Silly Side Of Star Wars Cosplay

The storylines in Star Wars may have happened a long, long time ago, but the epic battle between the imperialistic Empire and the idealistic Rebellion is still garnering new fans to this day.It's surprising how enduring...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/The-Silly-Side-Of-Star-Wars-Cosplay/

How "Clean" Was Sold to America with Fake Science

A hundred years ago, few people thought about their bodies and bodily functions with the horror we do today. There was no real concept of germs, body odor, or bad breath. But the world was changing. More people had indoo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/How-Clean-Was-Sold-to-America-with-Fake-Science/

Dog Runs Away from Home to Visit Hospitalized Owner

[http://youtu.be/P0yvR7En4wo]YouTube LinkIowan Nancy Franck was in a Cedar Rapids hospital for over a week after having cancer surgery. While Nancy was away, Sissy and Barney, her miniature schnauzers, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Dog-Runs-Away-from-Home-to-Visit-Hospitalized-Owner/

The 13th Guest

The following is an article from Uncle John’s All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader.Today is Friday the 13th.  In the course of researching the fear of the number 13, the BRI crew st...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/The-13th-Guest/

Cats Illustrated in Watercolor

Endre Penovác is a Serbian artist who captures both the form and spirit of cats with black watercolors and ink. Penovác heavily dilutes the media with more water, which runs and pools the tint and allu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Cats-Illustrated-in-Watercolor/

City Trains Become E-Book Libraries

(Image: CNTV)In the capital city of China, train rides may become a lot less boring. The Beijing Metro Transportation Railway and the National Library are making e-books easily available. Passengers with smartphones can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/City-Trains-Become-E-Book-Libraries/

Odd Reboot Announcement of the Day: Sigmund and the Sea Monsters

Amazon has announced they'll be remaking that surreal 70s children's television show Sid and Marty Krofft's Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. What's more is, they'll be makiing it with the Kroffts themselves. Amazon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Odd-Reboot-Announcement-of-the-Day-Sigmund-and-the-Sea-Monsters/

Astronauts as Jedi Knights

NASA Expedition 45 will begin in September, although two of the crew members will be aboard the ISS in March to begin a year-long stay at the space station. Like most other missions, this one has a poster featuri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/Astronauts-as-Jedi-Knights/

18 Facts about Vivien Leigh

Image: en.wikipedia.orgBeautiful Viven Leigh was only 25 years old when she filmed the movie for which she'd be most remembered, Gone With the Wind. At the time, Barbara O'Neil, the actress who pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/13/18-Facts-about-Vivien-Leigh/
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