Archive for February 24th, 2015

This Is the Awesomest Fireplace Ever

(Photo: Fritz von der Schulenburg)The Italian fashion designer Elsa Peretti purchased an old watchtower on the coast of Tuscany as a vacation home. It was called La Torre. The Sixteenth Century structure was built f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/This-Is-the-Awesomest-Fireplace-Ever/

This Is What Happens When The Cast Of Frozen Meets The Thing

(Image Link)If you’re as sick of Frozen mania as I am then the prospect of an alien critter running amok in Elsa’s frozen wastes probably sounds like a good thing.However, if you’re still stuck...

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A Pinhole Camera Designed to Take Selfies

Think of it as a low-tech selfie sombrero. You get to wear a selfie-producing machine, but people won’t look at you like you’re weird when you do it.Lithuanian photographer Ignas Kutavicius built a he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/A-Pinhole-Camera-Designed-to-Take-Selfies/

15-Year Old Hires CEO to Run the Company She Founded 3 Years Ago

(Photo: Anne Wermiel/New York Post)This is Noa Mintz, the founder of Nannies by Noa, a successful small business in New York City. If you need a top quality nanny or babysitter, she can set you up.She's only 15...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/15-Year-Old-Hires-CEO-to-Run-the-Company-She-Founded-3-Years-Ago/

Couple Gets Revenge on Coworker Who Repeatedly Stole Woman's Lunch

Redditor Toastedchillies posted a story of lunch theft and revenge to Justice Porn subreddit. The poster explained that, since he loves to cook, he packs his wife a bag lunch e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Couple-Gets-Revenge-on-Coworker-Who-Repeatedly-Stole-Womans-Lunch/

Doing It Wrong - Showin' Some Superheroic Skin

Doing It Wrong by Ronan LynamBarry had become The Flash way before he had a costume, because he loved to run past people and show off his birthday suit. He started out as The Flasher in high school, but when he turned h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Doing-It-Wrong-Showin-Some-Superheroic-Skin/

Crash Victim Films Himself Being Cut out of His Car with the Jaws of Life

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMXUvHlp3xU](Video Link)The Jaws of Life are hydraulic tools used by rescue workers to extract people trapped behind heavy objects. One common use is to cut people out of crashed, mangled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Crash-Victim-Films-Himself-Being-Cut-out-of-His-Car-with-the-Jaws-of-Life/

See Uhura Do Ballet in Rare Behind-the-Scenes Star Trek Photos

(Photo: unknown)Nichelle Nichols is the actress who played Lt. Nyota Uhura on the original Star Trek. Prior to running the communications systems on the Enterprise, she attended the Chicago Ballet Acade...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/See-Uhura-Do-Ballet-in-Rare-Behind-the-Scenes-Star-Trek-Photos/

Great Ball of Pebbles

Image: David Harber The great ball of pebbles above is an aptly titled sculptural garden sphere called "Dark Planet" by UK artist David Harber. The gorgeous structure, a perfect sphere made...

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Can You Be Scared To Death?

[http://youtu.be/bV--EABqhiY] (YouTube link)Getting a good scare can make your heart race, but can it kill you? We know fear can save our lives, if it keeps us from doing something dangerous, but should we fear our fear...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Can-You-Be-Scared-To-Death/

Photographer Reveals The Truth About Men Who Own Cats

There’s a certain stigma attached to cat ownership, and for some reason our feline friends have become categorized as a pet primarily kept by females, even though history shows us that’s simply not true.Cats...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Photographer-Reveals-The-Truth-About-Men-Who-Own-Cats/

Sleeping Driver Runs Car off of Upper Deck of Boston's I-93

[http://youtu.be/VgcK6_Nj7Ys]YouTube LinkWhen a Boston man who had been drinking dozed off behind the wheel at 6:21 Sunday morning, he hit a snowbank and then drove his Toyota Tacoma off of the upper nor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Sleeping-Driver-Runs-Car-off-of-Upper-Deck-of-Bostons-I-93/

60,000 Bees Made This Teapot-Shaped Sculpture

Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny is an artist who collaborates with bees. By building hive structures in certain shapes, he enlists the cooperation of bees in creating sculptures out of beeswax. We’ve p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/60000-Bees-Made-This-Teapot-Shaped-Sculpture/

Well Grammar

Who’s calling who stupid? Notice the well-placed comma in the bottom panel. Still, proper grammar doesn’t always help you in the real world: you have to take into account who is doing the labor and who is sup...

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Top Ten Most Valuable Collectibles of Their Kind

One old adage that's certainly true is "One man's trash is another man's treasure." One person sees an ugly hunk of metal, another sees a sculptural work of art. One woman's Pollock is another whose *str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Top-Ten-Most-Valuable-Collectibles-of-Their-Kind/

Eight Of The Worst Fad Toys From The Last Forty Years

The latest batch of fad products roll out every year around Christmas, when people spend way too much money and act like animals just to get their hands on the must-have product of the year.A lot of really bad fad toys h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Eight-Of-The-Worst-Fad-Toys-From-The-Last-Forty-Years/

Ice Age Caveman - Join The Club!

Ice Age Caveman !!! by Adrian FilmoreSimon discovered a stone club buried in a block on the wall of his Ice Castle, glinting with a promise of adventure. The club looked all old and shiny and clubby and he couldn't take...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Ice-Age-Caveman-Join-The-Club/

These Tiny Chairs Were Made Entirely of Champagne Corks

(Michael A. Parker)Design Within Reach is a home furnishings company. Every year, it holds a contest that invites artists to build chairs using only 2 champagne corks. The only materials that contributors may use are the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/These-Tiny-Chairs-Were-Made-Entirely-of-Champagne-Corks/

Undersea Timelapse in Glorious Color

[https://vimeo.com/118853074] (vimeo link)The short film called ...meanwhile... is taken from Italian filmmaker Sandro Bocci’s feature film Porgrave, which will be released later this year. See slow-living...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Undersea-Timelapse-in-Glorious-Color/

Sony World Photography Awards 2015 Shortlist

Shortlist, Lifestyle, Professional Category©Ramil Gilvanov/Rimma Gilvanova, Russia The World Photography Organization has announced the sho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Sony-World-Photography-Awards-2015-Shortlist/

I Made This Ninja High School Lamp

I make things. This is a practice that I have maintained over the past few years. I like the idea of being a maker--a person who learns new skills by creating objects. In the past, I have made a deacon's bench for my chi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/I-Made-This-Ninja-High-School-Lamp/

5 Pets Who Helped Solve Their Owners' Murders

Forensic science has come a long way in solving crimes, although murder remains unusually difficult do to the lack of cooperation from the victims. Investigators have to keep an open mind in order to find clues wherever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/5-Pets-Who-Helped-Solve-Their-Owners-Murders/

Baby Chameleon Emerging from His Egg

The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska is now the home of 7 baby Carpet Chameleons who were born between January 12 and February 12. The species is native to Madagascar and is among the smallest chameleon species in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Baby-Chameleon-Emerging-from-His-Egg/

Toddler Does Tahitian Dance

[http://youtu.be/Vey86aEaZJg] (YouTube link)This little girl is not yet two years old, but she’s learning the basics of Tahitian dance from Tahitoa Productions in Guam. They normally take students starting at age t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/Toddler-Does-Tahitian-Dance/

For 11 Years, This Man Has Photographed Everything His Right Hand Has Touched

(Photo: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)Alberto Frigo (warning: not safe for sanity) documents his life. Specifically, he records images of what is right hand is doing. For 11 years, Frigo has carried a camera. Wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/For-11-Years-This-Man-Has-Photographed-Everything-His-Right-Hand-Has-Touched/

The Six Coworkers You'll Have at Your Job

[http://youtu.be/el6jswzrhBQ] (YouTube link)When there’s a list of the types of people at your workplace, you have to wonder which one you are. I’ve encountered every one of these at one time or another, but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/24/The-Six-Coworkers-Youll-Have-at-Your-Job/
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