Archive for April 16th, 2015

40 Gs, Because Someone Had to Do It

Col. John Paul Stapp was an Air Force Surgeon who underwent trials to see how much a human pilot could take. He volunteered for a series of tests at Edwards Air Force Base on rocket sleds. Stapp broke speed record after...

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George Takei Talks about Meeting Gene Roddenberry for the First Time

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzInhnm8Mu4](Video Link)George Takei played Lt. Hikaru Sulu on the original Star Trek television series. He recently sat down with Neil deGrasse Tyson, a celebrity physicist and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/George-Takei-Talks-about-Meeting-Gene-Roddenberry-for-the-First-Time/

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Promo Art Leaked

I wonder where these are coming from 1/3 pic.twitter.com/ZWKAwd0LsQ— Tim Veekhoven (@Sompeetalay) April 16, 2015Masked villain Kylo Ren | Image: Tim Veekhoven (@Sompeetalay) on TwitterToday...

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Soldiers Sing "Barbie Girl" While Marching

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7FIpqPvL7E](Video Link)The 1997 hit song "Barbie Girl" by Aqua imagined life inside the Barbie universe, complete with plastic houses and endless parties. That's pretty much life in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Soldiers-Sing-Barbie-Girl-While-Marching/

Smash Victor - Gotta Crush 'Em All!

Smash Victor by DooomcatFor every round of smash battling there must be a victor, but who woulda thought that little yellow furball Pikachu would be the one to come out on top?! It's impossible to tell from this pictori...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Smash-Victor-Gotta-Crush-Em-All/

Blocked Toilet Leads to New History Museum

Luciano Faggiano kept battling a toilet that clogged up regularly at his restaurant in Lecce, Italy. In 2000, he’d finally had enough and enlisted his sons to dig up his plumbing system and fix it once and for all....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Blocked-Toilet-Leads-to-New-History-Museum/

George Lucas Tells Little Boy That He Can Get Married and Still Become a Jedi

Although the rule has not always been enforced, in general, Jedi aren't supposed to be married. They're supposed to live celibate lives of contemplation and service. This came as dismal news to 7-year old Colin Gilpatric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/George-Lucas-Tells-Little-Boy-That-He-Can-Get-Married-and-Still-Become-a-Jedi/

BB-8 at Star Wars Celebration

[https://youtu.be/A_K10fX9DSY] (YouTube link)When we saw the first trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, everyone was amazed by the new droid design. We all assumed it was some sort of CGI, but today, he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/BB-8-at-Star-Wars-Celebration/

Robot Hand Design Based on a Chameleon's Tongue

Robotic hands need to be able to securely grasp and move objects with different shapes without breaking them. Festo, a German automation and controls company, has developed a new type of device to do so. The Flex...

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What a Spring Haircut Can Do

One of your spring chores is to get all that winter coat off your dog’s face and body so he can stay cool in the summer and not shed so much hair everywhere. The bonus is that you can finally see what he looks like...

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Japanese Cell Phone Holder Most Likely an April Fool's Joke, Needs to be Real

According to one source, the Google translate information on the Japanese associated with this video says that it's an April Fool's joke. How one tells the difference between an April Fool's joke and an actual ad in Japa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Japanese-Cell-Phone-Holder-Most-Likely-an-April-Fools-Joke-Needs-to-be-Real/

Star Trek/Gilligan's Island Cosplay

Jenn of Epbot attended MegaCon this past weekend in Orlando. There, she spotted these great cosplayers who mixed two gems from the 60s: Star Trek and Gilligan's Island. The three hour tour has turned in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Star-TrekGilligans-Island-Cosplay/

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer #2

Here it is, folks, teaser trailer two for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fantastic, right? The occasion of Star Wars Celebration is the gift that promises to keep on giving for as long as the force...

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Senator's Frozen Ringtone Goes Off During Committee Hearing

Today, US Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas was attending a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee. The committee was addressing a weighty issue of trade policy, but Sen. Roberts just wanted to "Let It Go."His phone...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Senators-Frozen-Ringtone-Goes-Off-During-Committee-Hearing/

This Is a Wheelchair-Accessible Snowmobile

(Images: Dimitri Timtchenko)Bruce Thomson is an industrial design professor at Humber College in Toronto. He assigned his senior students to design a distinctively Canadian car. Dimitri Timtchenko responded with not a po...

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Bay Former 6 - Big Heroes In Disguise

Bay Former 6 by NinjainkBay was getting tired of his model 6 battle armor, and Hiro was looking for a suit with more flash and upgraded firepower, so they went to work and came up with a pair of slick suits that were mo...

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World Record Largest Stick Bomb

[https://youtu.be/-0TSzwLoqpQ] (YouTube link)The Tulln Domino Team of Austria set a popsicle stick bomb that included 30,849 sticks. It took very little time for all those to go off! But they set a new world record with...

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The Psychedelic Madness of Louis Wain's Cats

Louis Wain was an artist born in 1860s Victorian England who was as intensely gifted as he was mentally disturbed. His fanciful work is examined and featured on the internet from time to time (including on ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/The-Psychadelic-Madness-of-Louis-Wains-Cats/

20 Facts About Abraham Lincoln (And His Family)

[https://youtu.be/Fylt_tRHcTw] (YouTube link)John Green is back as host of the mental_floss List Show, but the setting is different. He’s at the Indiana State Museum at the Lincoln exhibition to talk about Abraham...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/20-Facts-About-Abraham-Lincoln-And-His-Family/

Brilliant Business Idea: Airport Dungeons & Dragons Stand

(Photo: Benny Mazur)Jim Zub is a comic book artist and writer in Toronto. He's got a great idea for a business:I want to start an airport D&D stand. "Flight delayed? Time for a dungeon delve, ma'am. Here's a pre-gen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Brilliant-Business-Idea-Airport-Dungeons-and-Dragons-Stand/

Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”

Knowing a Van Gogh painting when you see it is one thing, but understanding it is quite another. In order to truly see and appreciate a van Gogh piece such as “The Starry Night,” you have to be able...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Vincent-Van-Goghs-The-Starry-Night/

Stanley Cup Made of Bacon

In 1892, Lord Frederick Stanley, the 16th Earl of Derby, donated a great silver cup the best hockey team in Canada. It has been ever since a treasured prize in that sport. But the shortsighted Lord Stanley did not antici...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Stanley-Cup-Made-of-Bacon/

Check It Out: A Song for National Library Week

[https://youtu.be/IfNfnL64rOQ] (YouTube link)The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library of Kansas created a parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” to celebrate National Library Week. The video for &l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Check-It-Out-A-Song-for-National-Library-Week/

16 Wonderful Barbecue Styles around the World (Other Than Texan)

(Photo: Max Besser)Texas-style barbecue is, of course, the finest in the world. The best of this emerges from my father-in-law’s backyard pit.But other barbecue methods, with the exception of Memphis-style, are edi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/16-Wonderful-Barbecue-Styles-around-the-World-Other-Than-Texan/

The First Man to Descend into Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell

The Darvaza Crater in Ahal Province, Turkmenistan, is known as the “Door to Hell.” The story goes that Soviet petroleum engineers created the hole in 1971 while looking for gas. The collapsed crater spewed da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/The-First-Man-to-Descend-into-Turkmenistans-Door-to-Hell/

Sizzler, 1991: They Came for the Sizzle, Stayed Because They Were Big Haired, Freedom Loving Patriots

Whether it's a corporate motivation piece or an ad designed to lure all-American, choice-choosing, leather-miniskirt-clad babes and their Marlboro Men, there's no doubt that any fly on the wall of the board roo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/16/Sizzler-1991-They-Came-for-the-Sizzle-Stayed-Because-They-Were-Big-Haired-Freedom-Loving-Patriots/






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