Archive for February 16th, 2015

Getting Specific: Adding Category Tags to Bookstore Shelves

Obvious Plant, an ongoing project by Jeff Wysaski of the humor site Pleated-Jeans, recently executed project "Better Book Store Sections," which expanded...

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A Tribute to 80's Teen Movies

[http://youtu.be/kYJgCp_9h48] (YouTube link)The 1980s were a golden age for coming-of-age movies. Was it because there were so many of them, or because they were so good? There was Flashdance, Footl...

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3D Printed Colorful Hummus

You can print hummus? You can print hummus! It's true and Instructables member 3DigitalCooks proves it. The team used a Pinya2, which is a type of printer that extrudes liquids. This makes it suitable fo...

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LA SHARKNADOES - Don't Mess With Their Defense!

LA SHARKNADOES by PufahlWhen the latest L.A. sports team went looking for a mascot they settled on something both unsettling and symbolic of Hollywood movie magic- the Sharknado. A whirling mass of fangs and fins, the S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/16/LA-SHARKNADOES-Dont-Mess-With-Their-Defense/

Telescopic Contact Lenses

Imagine contact lenses that can switch your field of vision from normal to telescopic sight. Does that sound creepy? Yes it does, on the surface. But the point is not to enable spying; it’s to correct bad vision. *...

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Amur Tiger Cub is Sole Survivor of Her Litter

A rare Amur Tiger cub at Germany’s Zoo Berlin was allowed to greet visitors last week. The female cub, called Alisha, was the lone survivor of her litter of three born to couple Aurora an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/16/Amur-Tiger-Cub-is-Sole-Survivor-of-her-Litter/

Dual-Wielding Basketball Human Throwing Machine

They call him Khaki Shorts. No one knows his real name, for he is a creature of the night. Also the arcade. With both hands, he throws one basketball after another into the hoop. Smoothly, the balls slide through the net...

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Mardi Gras Pancakes

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, or Pancake Day as it’s known in many parts. It’s the final day before Lent, when all the rich foods and sweets need to be cleared out so they won’t tempt you during the fast. Sti...

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The World's Tiniest Rodeo

Based in Indonesia, photographer Hendy Mp specializes in wildlife. This charming series of Mp's captured a tree frog riding on the back of a giant horned wood-boring beetle, as if it was a tiny horse in a rodeo. The...

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8 Weird Things Inspired by U.S. Presidents

All of the U.S. presidents have left a legacy in history and politics, but some leave even more: inventions and products they inspired. One president registered a patent, but many others had ideas, or at least gave other...

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Literally Beauty AND the Beast Cosplay

I said "SHOW ME THE BEAST" and cosplaying Galaga's Rule 63 rendition appeared. #cosplay #katsucon #katsucon2015 pic.twitter.com/KaI1CEueMm— DTJAAAAM (@DTJAAAAM) February 15, 2015 By that I mean this clever cosplay...

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Kitten and Ducklings

[http://youtu.be/gOX8YbhVs-g] (YouTube link)A curious kitten jumps into a box to find out what all that squeaking it. It’s an incubator full of ducklings! You’d think that would be kitten heaven, but this lit...

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Kid Writes Letter to Batman, Batman Writes Back

Redditor I_Say_ writes, "My son wrote a letter to batman about a week and a half ago. Today he got his 'response'." You can view a larger version here.Before you get too excited: Yes, Batman is real. But...

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8 Classic Movies That Nurtured Us Into Geeks

Was there a certain movie that you watched as a kid that turned you into a real fan? One that opened up a whole new world to you, be it sci-fi, fantasy, tech, or something else? The ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/16/8-Classic-Movies-That-Nurtured-Us-Into-Geeks/

Why You Should Never Trust a Map

In middle and high school, we learn that flat maps are distorted projections of a nearly spherical planet. They're always wrong. The popular Mercator map gets especially bad in the polar regions. Still, even with this kn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/16/Why-You-Should-Never-Trust-a-Map/

Skull Link - Beware Of Legendary Heroes

Skull Link by TheducLink was looking to butch up his image, so he went searching for a logo that screamed "don't mess with me, I'm a legendary hero and a total badass!" The shield was too simple, the sword not edgy enou...

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These 30 Geeky Mashup T-Shirts Are Two Times The Fun!

When one geeky reference simply isn't enough it's time to seek out the almighty mashup, where the power of two or more becomes one totally cool design!The NeatoShop is chock full of geeky mashup designs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/16/These-30-Geeky-Mashup-T-Shirts-Are-Two-Times-The-Fun/

Real-Life Lassie Saves Owner

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuYNfqzMd9Y](Video Link)Lassie the dog famously saved her owner in almost every episode. Little Timmy was forever falling into wells or getting stuck in old refrigerators or what...

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Melon Skiing

While we deal with ice and snow in February, in Australia it’s the height of summer. The town of Chinchilla, Queensland, cooled off this past weekend with their annual Melon Festival. Oh, yes, every place has a har...

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Cat Catches Octopus, Octopus Catches Cat

The cat saw a pool full of live octopodes. It's time for a snack! But the octopus he selected was not in the mood to be food.[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlN4oPNcjd0](Video Link)-via redditoctopus, cat...

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The Hitching Post: White House Weddings

This Presidents Day article is from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Presidency.Uncle John puts on his top hat and tails to get the gilded dish on White House weddings.THE...

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This $20 Million Indian Wedding Had 16,000 Guests and a Performance by Jennifer Lopez

A video posted by @bollywoodlovah on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:15pm PST And India's Hinduja family of billionaires could afford it! Sanjay Hinduja, 50, married Anu Mahtani during a extraordinary 3-day wedding*/stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/16/This-20-Million-Indian-Wedding-Had-16000-Guests-and-a-Performance-by-Jennifer-Lopez/

Can You Guess These Movies From Minimalist Drawings?

One doesn't have to be an artist to explore how minimalist drawings can be instantly effective in terms of communicating ideas. Playing a game of Pictionary presents one example after another of such efficient communicat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/16/Can-You-Guess-These-Movies-From-Minimalist-Drawings/

A Saturday Night Live Tribute to Breaking Character

During the SNL 40th Anniversary Special, Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg sang about how often cast members get a case of the giggles on live TV. All of them did it, from the very first season in 1975, and continue...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/16/A-Saturday-Night-Live-Tribute-to-Breaking-Character/

Snoopy's Shadow Doghouse

Here at Neatorama, we love the French street artist OakOak. He has a gift for placement. He can intuitively find images in ordinary life that most of us would never see without his help. For example, the shadow of a park...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/16/Snoopys-Shadow-Doghouse/

Nissan Makes a Glow-in-the-Dark Car

[http://youtu.be/nKj2sEpg1xg]YouTube LinkNissan has recently revealed a version of their electric car, the Leaf, that is painted with a glow-in-the-dark paint. The coating, called "Starpath," promises 8-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/16/Nissan-Makes-a-Glow-in-the-Dark-Car/






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