Archive for May 18th, 2015

X-34 Landspeeder Cake

Believe it or not, this is a cake. The Tattooine background may throw you off, but there’s chocolate inside. Gilles Leblanc of Les Gâteaux de Gilles made this cake in the form of an X-34 Landspeeder from the...

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Before They Were Famous: Celebrities as Cheerleaders

Cameron DiazCheerleading is often defended by proponents with a number of ways it enriches and educates young people of high school age. The National Cheerleading Association argues that it teaches teamwork, ath...

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You Can Rent This Complete 2-Bedroom House That Floats along the Thames

Airbnb is offering an increasingly unusual if not eccentric range of property rentals, including a Super Mario Bros.-themed apartment, a hotel room at the top of a ski jump, and a hotel room inside a cable car. Now add t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/You-Can-Rent-This-Complete-2-Bedroom-House-That-Floats-along-the-Thames/

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” on Accordion

[https://youtu.be/QQ8Jz8Flw5Q] (YouTube link)You never ever thought you’d hear this song played on accordion, did you? This was recorded in Seattle during the book release party for Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/Sweet-Child-O-Mine-on-Accordion/

The French Fry Burger

You want a burger and fries? The Vulgar Chef can make you own. They’re not separate but together in this ingenious combination (warning: foul language). It’s a simple but innovating concept t...

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Three Oozaru Moon - More Like A Shaggy Gorilla Story

Three Oozaru Moon by DauntlessDSWhen you hear the Great Ape howling at the moon you know two things are about to happen- saiyans are about to battle it out, and things are about to get hairy for Goku. He only goes ape a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/Three-Oozaru-Moon-More-Like-A-Shaggy-Gorilla-Story/

The Story Behind the "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" Advertisement

[https://youtu.be/2msbfN81Gm0] (YouTube link)The TV series Mad Men aired its final episode last night, and the 1971 Coca-Cola ad called "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" featured prominently. While fans of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/The-History-of-the-Id-Like-to-Buy-the-World-a-Coke-Advertisement/

How Far Did Frodo and Sam Travel in The Lord of the Rings?

From their homes in the Shire to Mount Doom where they destroyed the One Ring, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee traveled about 1,350 miles. That's the same distance as from Austin, Texas to Los Angeles, Californi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/How-Far-Did-Frodo-and-Sam-Travel-in-The-Lord-of-the-Rings/

It’s Raining Spiders in Australia

(Photo: Keith Basterfield)Ah, Australia: where big spiders explode into hordes of little ones and cobwebs cover entire towns. It is the continent where, more than anywhere else, Nature is trying very hard to kill you in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/Its-Raining-Spiders-in-Australia/

Clothing Line Designed to Prevent Computer Slouch

Now that computers are part of everyday life, it's not unusual to be slouched over one. But, do you ever feel that your posture is suffering?Well, Dutch mechanical-engineer-turned-fashion-designer Jeffrey Heiligers&...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/Clothing-Line-Prevents-Computer-Slouch/

A Bump on the Head

Aw, Moishe got a bump on the head! Of course, Dad wants to make everything better, but fathers sometimes do that a little differently from mothers. As illustrated by the latest shenanigans from Lunarbaboon. */str...

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Cats Attacking Cursors

[https://youtu.be/0r7WAFjyMt4] (YouTube link)When I was a kid I noticed that cats and dogs don’t pay any attention to what’s on TV. But that was the old cathode-ray tubes. Flat screens are a completely differ...

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Get Ready for the Crazy Foods of This Fair Season

Fair season is almost upon us and if you're dying to see what's in store to fill your heart with cholesterol and your veins with sugar, then you'll be excited to hear that some of the new food selections at one of our fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/Get-Ready-for-the-Crazy-Foods-of-This-Fair-Season/

Whodunit: The Telltale Prints

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? Th...

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Celebrities Who Have Mastered The Art Of Photobombing

(Image Link)Photobombs are a hilariously unpredictable part of our image obsessed lives, and even though some photobombers ruin a perfectly good pic most make that captured moment much more memorable.Photobombing began w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/Celebrities-Who-Have-Mastered-The-Art-Of-Photobombing/

Fan-made Black Widow Title Sequence

For his final project in an After Effects class, Christopher Haley made a speculative title sequence for a Black Widow movie. I hope he got an A in the class. I love the way it evokes a James Bond spy film and s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/Black-Widow-Title-Sequence/

This Woman Was Born, Married, and Buried on the Same Day of the Year, Each of Which Was a Monday

This is the grave of Julia Nathalie Graham Forsythe. She rests in the Gillespie Evergreen Cemetery in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Three of the biggest events of her life occured on same day of the year--May 14--...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/This-Woman-Was-Born-Married-and-Buried-on-the-Same-Day-of-the-Year-Each-of-Which-Was-a-Monday/

Something Good, Something Bad, Something Majora - Legend Of Star Lord Link

Something Good, Something Bad, Something Majora by Dave SongThe Mask of Majora bestows the wearer with plenty of power, but it doesn't make them a Star-Lord or give them the power to make an awesome mix tape. These over...

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7-note Fart Symphony

Loz, of The Shonky Brothers, managed to record his own fart sound. And it wasn’t just any fart sound, but a magnificent multi-note series that he manipulated into a song. One that you can download as a ringtone, be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/7-note-Fart-Symphony/

Can You Even Handle the Cutest Critters of Instagram?

If there's one thing everyone on Instagram seems to love almost as much as pictures of food, it's pictures of precious pets. If you're just starting out on the site, you won't want to miss this great Oddee article highli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/Can-You-Even-Handle-the-Cutest-Critters-of-Instagram/

How to Grow a "Bee Beard"

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader.(Image credit: Flickr user John Donges)Warning! Do not even THINK about doing this at home. HONE...

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32 Products Perfect for Book Lovers' Homes

Book stair decals | Etsy.com | Name your title and the Etsy shop owner custom makes it for youThose who love to read are kindred spirits, and few things are more attractive to them than the thought of enlar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/32-Products-Perfect-for-Book-Lovers-Homes/

When It's the End of the World As We Know It -You Won't Feel Fine

There are a lot of post-apocalyptic stories out there ranging from zombie attacks (The Walking Dead) to diseases (12 Monkeys). While the end of the world is a fascinating story setting, the reality would be more depressi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/When-Its-the-End-of-the-World-As-We-Know-It-You-Wont-Feel-Fine/

What Would It Be Like if Men Had Babies?

(Jim Benton)If you think this is what it would be like, make sure that you never vocalize those thoughts. The pains of childbirth will be the least of your rapidly growing collection. Just be patient and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/What-Would-It-Be-Like-if-Men-Had-Babies/

14 Avengers Who Were Also X-Men

We’re not surprised that being born a mutant is a shortcut to superhero status. But I read mostly DC comics when I was young, and am not as familiar with the Marvel pantheon as I could have been, so I was surprised...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/14-Avengers-Who-Were-Also-X-Men/

Princess Leia's Cinnamon Buns

She's not a cinnamon bun. She's a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission. But it would be hard to tell when she's wearing her iconic hair buns. Nadia Lungo, a food artist that we've featured previously, of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/18/Princess-Leias-Cinnamon-Buns/
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