Archive for April 20th, 2015

Love In the Time of Star Wars

If you're a Neatorama reader, then chances are you're a bit of a nerd. And you know what? Whether a freak or a geek, everyone's a little bit weird -and that's a good thing. In fact, in this great Zen Pencils cartoon, art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Love-In-the-Time-of-Star-Wars/

Polar Bear Meets Toy Bunny

(Photo: AP/Andre Penner)Aurora and Peregrino are two polar bears that, until recently, lived at the Kazan Zoo in Russia. Now they're enjoying a warmer climate at the Sao Paulo Aquarium in Brazil. They've been in seclusio...

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Homemade Mini BB-8 Droid

Everyone is quite taken with the new-style droid from the forthcoming film Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. It just looks so cool with its little head balancing atop a rolling ball body!  Industrial design...

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18th Century Sidewalks Are Single-File to Prevent Couples from Walking Side-by-Side

(Photo: Stefan)Lady Jane Stanely of Knutsford, Cheshire, UK, never married and was rather bitter about it. She sometimes saw couples walking next to each other down the sidewalks of her town and took it upon herself to e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/18th-Century-Sidewalks-Are-Single-File-to-Prevent-Couples-from-Walking-Side-by-Side/

The World's Cutest Criminal

This little sea lion is a rebel without a cause and he doesn't give a damn what you think about his lifestyle. He wanted to go to high school and he did just that -walking five blocks from the beach to a school in San Di...

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Batman v Superman: Retro Style

[https://youtu.be/F6cpTjsHTNk] (YouTube link)The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer was barely out to the public before Bobby Burns began remixing it to feature Christopher Reeve and Adam West in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Batman-v-Superman-Retro-Style/

Guess What Day It Is - An Imperial Work Week Seems To Last Forever

Guess What Day It Is by DC Visual ArtsWhen you're busy helping your dark masters battle rebel forces and conquer planets your work week goes by in a flash, but when you're stuck on patrol inside a giant AT walker time s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Guess-What-Day-It-Is-An-Imperial-Work-Week-Seems-To-Last-Forever/

Spider Species Named after Skeletor

(Images: Jürgen Otto, Filmation)On the right is Skeletor, the main villain on the cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. On the left is Maratus skeletus, a species of peacock spider named...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Spider-Species-Named-after-Skeletor/

7 Iconic Musician Styles That Are Hiding Something

We all know Bono loves his giant sunglasses, but did you know he doesn't just wear them for fashion's sake? He actually needs them for his glaucoma. If you've ever wondered about Michael Jackson's glove-hand or Sinead O'...

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The Photos That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever

[https://youtu.be/fOGXvBAmTsY] (YouTube link)Up until about 50 years ago, women were excluded from marathons, and indeed the longest footrace in the Olympics open to women then was 800 meters -less than a half-mile. In t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/The-Photos-That-Changed-The-Boston-Marathon-Forever/

Anime Recommendations and Open Thread

(Protect the Wall t-shirt on sale at the NeatoShop)Every few months, I make anime viewing recommmendations and invite Neatorama readers to suggest their own and discuss any anime topics they want. Let's do it again!The l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Anime-Recommendations-and-Open-Thread-5/

Gooey Stretchy Grilled Cheese Sandwich Necklace

You just missed Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, but you don't have to miss out on this awesome stretchy grilled cheese sandwich necklace! It's handmade by Jen Tuttle of San Diego, California, who sells her fabulous min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Gooey-Grilled-Cheese-Sandwich-Necklace/

Parrots Shout "Help!" and "Fire!" While Rescued from Burning House

(Image: KBOI)Firefighters found the home in Canyon County, Idaho ablaze. Hearing voices inside, they battled the smoke and flames to get in and rescue the inhabitants. There, they found two parrots repeatedly saying, "He...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Parrots-Shout-Help-and-Fire-While-Rescued-from-Burning-House/

Make Unicorn Pinata Cookies That Poop Tiny Rainbow Stars

We've seen what we thought was unicorn poop and we've seen the sugary magic mounds that unicorns barf up, and now we get to see what really comes out of them (at least according to Elise Strachan of My Cupc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Make-Unicorn-Cookies-That-Poop-Tiny-Rainbow-Stars/

Whodunit: Three Weak Alibis

The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad.  These mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution? (I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Whodunit-Three-Weak-Alibis/

Dog Struggles to Grab the Ball in the Mirror

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emAjcabhIS4](Video Link)Xena, a Miniature Pinscher, wants the ball. She needs the ball. Yet though it is only a few inches away, it is forever beyond her grasp. Despite her best...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Dog-Struggles-to-Grab-the-Ball-in-the-Mirror/

Popular Choices for the Best Buildings of the Year

Best Apartment Category, Popular Choice Winner: Ice & Snow Apartment by Penda ArchitectsTo select the winners of Architizer’s annual A+ Awards for architectural standouts, a pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Popular-Choices-for-the-Best-Buildings-of-the-Year/

IRON SLASHER - Tony Has Watched One Too Many Horror Movies...

IRON SLASHER by EdgarascensaoEven an inventor as prolific as Tony Stark will someday grow tired of looking at his own designs, and then he'll go searching for new stylistic influences to help inspire his new wave of des...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/IRON-SLASHER-Tony-Has-Watched-One-Too-Many-Horror-Movies/

John Oliver’s Doomsday Video

[https://youtu.be/UC_gXD5OE88] (YouTube link)John Oliver was not impressed with CNN’s Doomsday Video that Ted Turner had ready just in case, and made an effort to improve upon it. Oliver apparently does not care fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/John-Olivers-Doomsday-Video/

Admiral Ackbar Bunny Costume

(Photo: Stephanie Burdo)This magnificent cosplay by an unknown fan at Star Wars Celebration this past weekend offers the perfect trap. From the bridge of the flagship Home One, the Admiral conducts the...

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An Arresting History of the Police Car

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader.Ever see a police car in your rearview mirror and think, “Hey! Where’d that come from?” If...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/An-Arresting-History-of-the-Police-Car/

Excited Dog Gets 800 Tennis Balls for His Birthday

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Bq-7nCD4M](Video Link)Joey Jax, a Golden Retriever, just turned 2 years old! He loves to play with tennis balls, so his human spoiled him by giving him 800 new ones. Watch his reaction...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Excited-Dog-Gets-800-Tennis-Balls-for-His-Birthday/

Awww: Succulents Look Cuter in These Felted Animal Pods

Italy-based Stella Melgrati of Etsy shop The Yarn Kitchen has just the thing to house your naked succulents, her adorable hand-felted Animal Planter Pods. Each one of them has a sweet little face whether it be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/succulents-look-cuter-in-felted-animal-pods/

Sailing through a Rainbow

(Photo: US Navy)The USS Porter is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer currently deployed off the coast of Scotland. It's participating in Joint Warrior, a regular NATO combined arms exercise led by the Roy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Sailing-through-a-Rainbow/

The Ten Best Star Trek Endings

A writer at i09 has given some thought as to his picks for the ten best endings to Star Trek television episodes, including all from the series' past five decades. A tough call to be sure,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/The-Ten-Best-Star-Trek-Endings/

This Rainbow Dash Electric Guitar Is 20% Cooler Than Yours

Phoenix Vaithilingam made this impressive electric guitar. It's composed of spruce, maple, and rosewood. Each of the four strings is a different color of the rainbow. He had limited access to a milling m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Rainbow-Dash-Electric-Guitar-Is-20-Cooler-Than-Yours/

Thirteen Horrifying Ideas America Had For Invading Cuba

Relations between the U.S. and Cuba seem to be getting back on track after more than fifty years of distrust and bitterness between the two nations, but not so long ago America had big plans for Cuba.These plans generall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/20/Thirteen-Horrifying-Ideas-America-Had-For-Invading-Cuba/






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