Archive for April 29th, 2015

Turning Real Women Into Disney Princesses

Animators and character designers need to take certain liberties with the human forms they draw for animated features, stylizing and modifying the figure to give the characters more visual interest.That’s why real...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Turning-Real-Women-Into-Disney-Princesses/

Pouring Molten Aluminum into a Watermelon

[https://youtu.be/fgnsXPnAX8M] (YouTube link)Um, why would you pour molten aluminum into a watermelon? Because you can? Will it explode? The Backyard Scientist shows us what happens (in his backyard, of course), and it&r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Pouring-Molten-Aluminum-into-a-Watermelon/

Photographer's Series "Beauties" Documents Plastic Surgery Obsessed Youths of Colombia

Manuela Henao is a London-based photographer whose latest project entitled "Beauties" documents the dismaying state of feminine beauty standards in Medellin, Colombia. It is typical for very young women to begin sav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Photographers-Series-Beauties-Documents-Plastic-Surgery-Obsessed-Youths-of-Columbia/

You Cannot Ride This 'Backwards Brains Bicycle'

Or at least that what Destin of Smarter Every Day believes after he frustratingly tried to get it going himself.See, the “backwards brain bicycle” was mechanically tweaked to turn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/You-Cannot-Ride-This-Backwards-Bicycle/

The Meaning Of Extra Lives - Gamers Get It

The Meaning Of Extra Lives by OakenspiritVideo games can teach you a lot of important lessons about life, despite the fact that your parents claim they'll rot your brain. In an RPG you seek knowledge, friendship and lif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/The-Meaning-Of-Extra-Lives-Gamers-Get-It/

Valid Victorian

This graduation cake might make a little sense only if the recipient were receiving a PhD in 19th-century English History. But if he or she was first in the class, the spelling is valedictorian. That took me a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Valid-Victorian/

Documentary Featuring Automotive Design Drawings From Detroit's Golden Era

Even though automotive technology has come a long way from the days of gas guzzling boats and three on the tree shifters, the art of designing a car remains pretty much the same.Car designs all begin with a series of ill...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Documentary-Featuring-Automotive-Design-Drawings-From-Detroits-Golden-Era/

Don’t Meep. Meep and You’re Dead!

It’s a Meeping Angel from Doctor Who! Don’t blink. Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead.Krypton Radio has a Beaker action figure that only the Doctor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Dont-Meep-Meep-and-Youre-Dead/

This Coffee Table Is a Working R2-D2 Pinball Machine

Excuse me, sir, but this coffee table is in prime condition. Inside its molded body that looks like the colors and lines of the original R2-D2 are the guts of a Star Wars pinball machine from 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/This-Coffee-Table-Is-a-Working-R2-D2-Pinball-Machine/

The Complete History of The Joker's Many Incarnations

With the latest pictures of him having fun with the role of the Joker, Jared Leto certainly has the conversation about the character flowing. Some people seem to have strong opinions about their preferred incarnation of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/The-Complete-History-of-The-Jokers-Many-Incarnations/

Keeping Up With The Cowdashians

It’s the reality webseries you’ve been waiting for! Keeping Up With The Cowdashians follows the adventures of five big-bottomed bovine beauties as they go about their days on a farm in Northunberland, UK. Pro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Keeping-Up-With-The-Cowdashians/

Russia’s Emergency Steam Locomotive Reserve

(Unrelated photo: Евгений Сухарников)To have in supply in case of a disaster, the US has a strategic reserve of petroleum. China has a similar repository of pork. Canada, of course, has a backup inventor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Russias-Emergency-Steam-Locomotive-Reserve/

25 Towns that Changed Names

[https://youtu.be/nKinESK0Zag] (YouTube link)Why would a town change its name? There are plenty of reasons, as you’ll find out in this week’s mental_floss List Show. Maybe the incentive was money or infrastru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/25-Towns-that-Changed-Names/

MacGyver Could Learn A Thing Or Two From These Very Inventive People

Even though we live in an age full of electronic gadgets, apps for every occasion and products designed to make our modern lives easier the old cliché “necessity is the mother of invention” still rings...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/MacGyver-Could-Learn-A-Thing-Or-Two-From-These-Very-Inventive-People/

The Confounding Hotel Mini-Bar

Although I rarely stay at a hotel that has any amenities at all, one that I dread seeing is the mini-bar -especially when the kids were young. I first encountered a mini-bar in China. Our travel agent advised us to just...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/The-Confounding-Hotel-Mini-Bar/

Why You Little...! - He's Channeling His Inner Homer

Why You Little...! by TurboToasterLink and Ganon had been battling each other for so long that they're starting to feel like they're related somehow, and daddy Ganon is sick of little Linky's bad behavior. It's easy to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Why-You-Little-Hes-Channeling-His-Inner-Homer/

Huge Hail Bashes Windshield of Storm Chaser, Who "Needs to Tweet"

[https://youtu.be/djWm5mhlEuI]YouTube LinkStorm chasers Spencer Basoco and Lawrence McEwen are driving through a Stephenville, Texas storm of grapefruit-sized hail when their windshield is smashed to bit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Huge-Hail-Bashes-Windshield-of-Storm-Chaser-Who-Needs-to-Tweet/

A Gourmet Meal on the London Underground

(Photo: Basement Gallery)When you’re in London and you want the finest food served in the classiest ambiance, where do you go? To the Tube, of course! There you can a butternut velouté with crushed cumin and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/A-Gourmet-Meal-on-the-London-Underground/

Kittenwatch with Eve

The folks at Tiny Kittens have set up a webcam for a cat named Eve. She gave birth to a litter of five two days ago.  Abandoned and pregnant, Eve took refuge under someone's porch until a kind neighbor brought her t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Kittenwatch-with-Eve/

100 Years Of Mexican Beauty In One Minute

The history of the Yucatan Peninsula is full of conquerors flooding in from overseas, martial conflict and proud people willing to die for what they believe in, even when they faced overwhelming odds.Mexico didn’t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/100-Years-Of-Mexican-Beauty-In-One-Minute/

A Few Facts You May Not Know About the Emmy Awards

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.(Image credit: Flickr user ITU Pictures)* The first Emmy award was awarded in 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/A-Few-Facts-You-May-Not-Have-Known-About-the-Emmy-Awards/

Celery: A Cinematic Go-To for Flesh Ripping, Bone Crunching Sound

Some people may well like hearing it more than eating it. We're talking celery here, which is used by sound effects people in the film industry to create that sick yet distinctive sound of bone and flesh being ripped awa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Celery-A-Cinematic-Go-To-for-Flesh-Ripping-Bone-Crunching-Sound/

Cartoonist Explains What It’s Like to Have Anxiety

Sophie Wright, a cartoonist, has anxiety. If you don’t have it, it can be hard to explain the experience. But Sophie has more than words to offer. In a 9-part cartoon, she illustrates what it’s like to live t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Cartoonist-Explains-What-Its-Like-to-Have-Anxiety/

Someone Made a Horse Head Mask Ice Sculpture

You know that latex horse head mask that has taken over the world? Yeah, that one. Well, redditor JJmann asked an important question in an Amazon review: "If I plugged the holes up, filled it with water and put it i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/Someone-Made-a-Horse-Mask-Ice-Sculpture/

What a Master of the Castanets Can Do

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf9ypRpbZMA] (Video Link)Mechanically speaking, castanets are simple instruments: just pairs of joined shells. You can slap them together. But Lucero Tena can do a lot more than that. She...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/What-a-Master-of-the-Castanets-Can-Do/

27 Places in the U.S. That Some Foreign Travelers are Wild About

Whitaker Point, Arkansas | Image: Bernie Jungkind / CJRW of Little Rock When we who live in the United States make U.S. travel plans to visit places we've never been, we inevitably make them based...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/29/27-Places-in-the-US-That-Some-Foreign-Travelers-are-Wild-About/




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