Archive for April 17th, 2015

A Contender for the Most Demanding First Birthday Invitation Ever

Redditor razz32 obviously saw the entertainment value in this email invitation he received to the celebration (?) of a one-year-old child's birthday, as he posted it to Reddit. The email leaves no question...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/A-Contender-for-the-Most-Demanding-First-Birthday-Invitation-Ever/

Man Pulls Driver to Safety from the Edge of a Cliff

(Photo: AP)According to witnesses in Lewiston, Idaho, Matthew Sitko began driving erratically, then lost control of his SUV. He ran off the road and barely stopped before slipping over the edge of a cliff*/strong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Man-Pulls-Driver-to-Safety-from-the-Edge-of-a-Cliff/

The Day Charmander Took Over

If you went to reddit at all on Wednesday, you couldn’t swing a cat without hitting a post about Charmander. Now, Charmander is the name of a Pokemon, but this is a little different from what you’re used to....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/The-Day-Charmander-Took-Over/

Weightlifting Skateboards

Misha Petrick, an animator in Moscow, made these clever skateboard designs called Strongboards. They make effective use of the visual forms already present in overturned skateboards.-via Colossalskateboa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Weightlifting-Skateboards/

Official Teaser Trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

[https://youtu.be/IwfUnkBfdZ4]YouTube LinkHere we have the official teaser trailer to Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the release of which was moved up by three days after a blurry, pirated...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Official-Teaser-Trailer-for-Batman-vs-Superman-Dawn-of-Justice/

Red Hot Ball Of Nickel vs. Jawbreaker

[https://youtu.be/7iJnwDuSyqw] (YouTube link)YouTube member carsandwater continues to drop his Red Hot Ball of Nickel on random things to see what happens, this time on a large jawbreaker. He's found a volatile combinati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Red-Hot-Ball-Of-Nickel-vs-Jawbreaker/

A Gallery of Passports from around the World

The investment company Arton Capital created a world passport index. It shows the covers of what appears to be every legally recognized passport in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. You can sort t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/A-Gallery-of-Passports-from-around-the-World/

Goalkeeper Cat

[https://youtu.be/avLxX7azAws] (YouTube link)Eberti Inacio recorded his son  Pedro Henrique playing soccer with their cat, Sid. Sid is a gifted goalkeeper! The original video is here. Then it was remixed with sports...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Goalkeeper-Cat-2/

Hayao Stars - Dreams Of An Animated Evening

Hayao Stars by WirdouMiyazaki went through an impressionistic period that didn't appeal to fans of his animated features yet drove art critics around the world crazy with glee. Hayao has always enjoyed painting, and he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Hayao-Stars-Dreams-Of-An-Animated-Evening/

Three Friends Challenge Each Other to Find Their Dopplegängers

Harry, Niamh and Terence are three friends who have issued each other an interesting challenge: they have to find their dopplegängers, and everyone in the world is a possible candidate. Their exercise, which th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Three-Friends-Challenge-Each-Other-to-Find-Their-Dopplegngers/

An Oral History of Airplane!

Has it really been 35 years since the movie Airplane! came out? Yes it has, and that means an entire generation of viewers needs to learn the history behind the groundbreaking film. It was full of actors who did...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/An-Oral-History-of-Airplane/

Silverback Gorilla Smashes Glass at Omaha Zoo

[http://youtu.be/KK67kaMWN-8]YouTube LinkFrightened onlookers at the Omaha Zoo scattered yesterday as one of the gorillas suddenly rushed the glass of the enclosed exhibit and smashed it. A Red...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Silverback-Gorilla-Smashes-Glass-at-Omaha-Zoo/

Man Shoots Armadillo; Hits Mother-In-Law Next Door

A bizarre shooting incident Sunday night in Lee County, Georgia, was determined to be an accident. Larry McElroy fired a 9mm pistol at an armadillo in his yard. He could not foresee what happened next.The bullet killed t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Man-Shoots-Armadillo-Hits-Mother-In-Law-Next-Door/

Temporarily Banned Episodes of Popular TV Shows

With over 170 episodes, it's understandable that some fans haven't seen all the episodes of Seinfeld no matter how many times they've been syndicated since their original air date. If you've never seen "The Puerto Rican...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Temporarily-Banned-Episodes-of-Popular-TV-Shows/

Top Ten Futuristic Products

[https://youtu.be/kqHqhEbN_SY] (YouTube link)The movies (and TV) give us wonderful things -in the future. They are awesome on film, because we get to skip the research and development part. It appears that one such produ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Top-Ten-Futuristic-Products/

If Tim Burton Designed Furniture for Your House

Etsy seller David Mueller of Leipzig, Germany designs and builds furniture that looks like it belongs in Tim Burton's classic film The Nightmare before Christmas. The pieces, such as this bookshelf made to look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/If-Tim-Burton-Designed-Furniture-for-Your-House/

Help Your Geeky Wardrobe Grow With These 30 T-Shirts Inspired By Spring

Spring is in the air, and April is the perfect month to get outside and do all those outdoorsy type activities you like to do, that is, when it's not raining.  April brings Arbor Day, Earth Day and showers that wil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Help-Your-Geeky-Wardrobe-Grow-With-These-30-T-Shirts-Inspired-By-Spring/

45 Most Popular Crock Pot Recipes from Well Known Food Bloggers

Crock Pot Reuben Sliders | Image: A Southern SoulThose of you who have a crock pot know that it can be a great help when the person preparing dinner is strapped for time. One can place everything in a crockpot i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/45-Most-Popular-Crock-Pot-Recipes-from-Well-Known-Food-Bloggers/

10 Cool Upcycled Etsy Finds In Time For Earth Day

Earth Day is next Wednesday and to celebrate, Homes and Hues rounded up some of the coolest upcycled and recycled pieces available on Etsy. From lighting to vases and from benches to sinks, all of these items are earth-f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/10-Cool-Upcycled-Etsy-Finds-In-Time-For-Earth-Day/

Lucca's Robo Repair - Keeping Robots Running Smoothly Since 2300 AD

Lucca's Robo Repair by Coinbox TeesIs your R-series Prometheus Robo on the fritz? Need someone to gently coax that mechanical heap back to life so you and your robot pal can save the planet? Then you need to pay a visit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Luccas-Robo-Repair-Keeping-Robots-Running-Smoothly-Since-2300-AD/

Keep Calm and Carry On

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader.Keep Calm and Carry On. And while you’re doing so, have a look at the story behind those ubiquitous &ld...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Keep-Calm-and-Carry-On-2/

Teacher Asks Students What They Wish She Knew About Them

When third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students what they wished she knew about them, she started a huge wave of response. Schwartz teaches in a low-income, Denver, Colorado school district in wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Teacher-Asks-Students-What-They-Wished-She-Knew-About-Them/

Tortoise in a Dress Walking through Tokyo

(Photo: @Hana_Tegoshi)All pets need exercise, so it's prudent that this man takes his African spurred tortoise out on walks through the streets of Tokyo. There's little concrete information about the pair, but Ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Tortoise-in-a-Dress-Walking-through-Tokyo/

The Recursive Model Villages of Bourton-on-the-Water

The village of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, UK, is so picturesque that Mr. C. A. Morris, who ran a local inn, thought it would make a nice village of dollhouses. So he built a one-ninth scale exact replica of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/The-Recursive-Model-Villages-of-Bourton-on-the-Water/

Here's What a Knuckle Being Cracked Looks Like on an MRI

[https://youtu.be/_ZNENkkf5Uw]YouTube LinkRecently, Canadian researchers decided to find out once and for all what causes the sound when people crack their knuckles. In a study called Real-Time Visualiz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Heres-What-a-Knuckle-Being-Cracked-Looks-Like-on-an-MRI/

Man Invents Shoe That Grows 5 Sizes to Help Millions of Poor Children

If you're a parent, you're familiar with this challenge: children outgrow shoes very quickly. That can become a serious problem for whole communities that are too poor to afford to replace children's shoes often. That's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/17/Man-Invents-Shoe-That-Grows-5-Sizes-to-Help-Millions-of-Poor-Children/
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