Archive for March 31st, 2015

Han Burgundy is My New Hero

I'm not sure if you guys know this or not, but Han Burgundy, aka Ron Solo, is kind of a big deal. People know him. He's smuggled many leather-bound books and his ship smells of space mohogany. Who would have guessed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/Han-Burgundy-is-My-New-Hero/

Play the Catcordion!

A cat is a musical instrument! Matthew Serge Guy’s cat in particular is highly playable. Open the Catcordion in another tab or window. You can play the keys by tapping on them with your pointer. Yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/Play-the-Catcordion/

9 Swashbuckling Secrets About Disneyland's Pirates Of The Caribbean

Pirates Of The Caribbean is one of Disneyland's most popular rides, and even though the story inside the ride has been whitewashed and given a Depp makeover in recent years it's still a fan favorite.Walt Disney personall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/9-Swashbuckling-Secrets-About-Disneylands-Pirates-Of-The-Caribbean/

Artoo In Love

[https://youtu.be/1bK7FUWIvuE] (YouTube link)Spring, when a young droid’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love! R2D2 falls head over heels for a pretty postal service drop box. She’s a bit shy, but our fav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/Artoo-In-Love/

#This_Generation: Our Relationship With Technology

Just when we think our dependence on technology has reached its zenith, another development drives the point home. UK-based Ajit Johnson works with the idea of our society's perpetual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/ThisGeneration-Our-Relationship-With-Technology/

Howl's Moving Castle - Adventures In Magical Real Estate

Howl's Moving Castle by Coconut_DesignHowl separated himself from human society long ago, and yet he still exists in our world, his strange castle moving across the country still constantly forced to contend with civili...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/Howls-Moving-Castle-Adventures-In-Magical-Real-Estate/

An Honest Trailer for Interstellar

[https://youtu.be/lZMzf-SDWP8] (YouTube link)I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Interstellar yet, but I don’t mind spoilers, and this Honest Trailer certainly has them. I did see Contact....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Interstellar/

A Toilet Seat Inspired by the MacBook Air

(Photos: Pinkhouse, Tim Malabuyo)It’s sleek, elegant, surprisingly durable, and you use it in the lobby of a Starbucks.It’s the MacBook Air, a laptop popular not only for its capabilities, but also for its vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/A-Toilet-Seat-Inspired-by-the-MacBook-Air/

How Old Is She?

[https://youtu.be/91lYBbBkftA] (YouTube link)Wong Fu Productions shows us how difficult it can be to scope someone out, as a guy tries to figure out exactly how old an attractive woman is. Is she jailbait? His Mom's age?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/How-Old-Is-She/

What Happens When You Plate Junk Food Like Gourmet Meals

Opinions on junk food vary greatly, but few people argue that most of them look particularly tasty in their native environments. When junk food is in the hands of chef Jacques Lamerde though, it becomes just as beautiful...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/What-Happens-When-You-Plate-Junk-Food-Like-Gourmet-Meals/

Trailer For Live Action Adaptation Of Bambi, Starring The Rock

(Image Link)Disney Studios have been busy creating live action adaptations of their most beloved animated features, and they’ll continue to do so until movies no longer exist or they run out of money, whichever com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/Trailer-For-Live-Action-Adaptation-Of-Bambi-Starring-The-Rock/

Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

Google Maps has added a Pac-Man game for April Fools Day! The game is available now for you to play. Just go to Google Maps, and set it to your neighborhood if you like. Then click on the small Pac Man square at the bott...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/Play-Pac-Man-in-Google-Maps/

The 12 Doctors as the Starbucks Siren

Jess, an artist in Indianapolis, redrew the iconic Starbucks siren as the twelve incarnations of the Doctor (minus the War Doctor, of course) as well as the villainous Time Lord Harold Saxon, AKA The Master. She sells th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/The-12-Doctors-as-the-Starbucks-Siren/

A Man, a Plan, a Palindrome

[https://vimeo.com/119999700] (vimeo link)Mark Saltveit writes palindromes. In fact, he is the Palindrome World Champion. In this video, he tells about how he became interested in palindromes, started a magazine devoted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/A-Man-a-Plan-a-Palindrome/

One-Two-Three-Four I Declare A Star Thumb War

Thumb wars are fun and all, but sometimes they just aren't enough. When you want to really up your thumb game, it's time to bring out the Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling Kit. Now even your fingers can weild a lights...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/One-Two-Three-Four-I-Declare-A-Star-Thumb-War/

The Ballad of Holland Island House

[https://vimeo.com/123155966] (vimeo link)Holland Island sits in Chesapeake Bay, near Wenona, Maryland. The five-mile-long island was settled in the 1600s, and at one time had a population of 360 people and 70 buildings....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/The-Ballad-of-Holland-Island-House/

Beauty With A Vengeance - Stylish And Deadly

Beauty With A Vengeance by xKireiDesignsThe Uchiha Clan made a name for themselves by battling their way to the top with a grace and beauty not seen in most clans. Of course, their mastery over the Great Fireball skill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/Beauty-With-A-Vengeance-Stylish-And-Deadly/

Abandoned Art Deco Gas Station from the 1930s Restored as a Starbucks

(Photos: Starbucks)This gas station in Hollywood, California was built in 1935. It was designed in a classic Art Deco style and was, consequently, featured in movies, including 48 Hours and L.A. Story....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/Abandoned-Art-Deco-Gas-Station-from-the-1930s-Restored-as-a-Starbucks/

How Making a Silly, Six-Second Video Changed a Man's Life

Approximately one year ago, when Matt King and his brother Kevin were stuck in traffic on the way home from college for the weekend, a bored Matt made a silly video of himself making high-drama faces while ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/How-Making-a-Silly-Six-Second-Video-Changed-a-Mans-Life/

32 Insane Stadium Foods

(Photo: Battle Creek Bombers)In the highly competitive sport of stadium food, sports concession stands are constantly trying to outdo each other by producing wonderfully ridiculous food-like products. Ideally, stadium fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/32-Insane-Stadium-Foods/

Evolution Research Review

The following is an article from the Annals of Improbable Research.Research about, or said to be about, evolutioncompiled by Katherine Lee, Improbable Research staffHuman Face Recognition of Mac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/Evolution-Research-Review/

Scientists Recreate Medieval Medicine, Find That It Kills MRSA

(Photo: British Library)Pictured above is Bald’s Leechbook, a 10th Century Latin and Anglo-Saxon manuscript owned by the British Library. It’s a reference manual for what passed for pharmaceutical science at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/Scientists-Recreate-Medieval-Medicine-Find-That-It-Kills-MRSA/

A Decade of Doctor Who

[https://youtu.be/XvpfIjCi2bo]YouTube LinkTo mark the recent tenth anniversary of Doctor Who, visual effects expert John Smith created this montage, which he designed for fans so they can t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/A-Decade-of-Doctor-Who/

4-Year Old Takes 3 AM Bus Ride to Buy a Slushie

A 4-year old girl in Philadelphia woke up in the middle of the night feeling hungry. She wanted a Slushie. Not unreasonably, she decided to acquire one. She got dressed and left her home. It was raining...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/4-Year-Old-Takes-3-AM-Bus-Ride-to-Buy-a-Slushie/

The Creative Processor

Have you ever stopped to analyze how you create, whether it's for work or hobbies? Grant Snider of Incidental Comics explores the creative process, likening it to an appliance of sorts, with his web comic "The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/The-Creative-Processor/

40 Hilarious Office Pranks At Places Where You Don’t Want to Work

(Photo: unknown)You may have come into this company on the ground floor, but you’ll rise in the ranks. Or just rise up—say, 4 feet off the ground.A great working environment is one where people feel comfortab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/03/31/40-Hilarious-Office-Pranks-At-Places-Where-You-Dont-Want-to-Work/
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