Archive for August 4th, 2015

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #27

w00t! I'm happy to announce the return of the Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt on Neatorama! For those of you who haven't played before, the Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt is the neatest online scavenger hunt you'll play today....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Tokyoflash-Treasure-Hunt-27/

20 Brutal Things Kids Say about Our Appearance

My mom tells me that when I was 4 years old, I walked up to a stranger who was smoking and said, “You know that you’re going to die, right?”The Twitter hashtag #geethankskid is filled with things parent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/20-Brutal-Things-Kids-Say-about-Our-Appearance/

Bad To The Bone - Faceless And Fancy Free

Bad To The Bone by Rocky DaviesPrince Adam's alter ego may be more of a man, but Skeletor has swagger and a bad attitude, which makes him totally bad to the bone! He's Eternia's original rock god, a skull faced screamer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Bad-To-The-Bone-Faceless-And-Fancy-Free/

The Story Behind the iWheel

After the picture of the iWheel went viral last week, the wheel’s creators at George Fox University IT Department were inundated with requests for a video. So we now get to see the iWheel in action.[https://youtu.b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/The-Story-Behind-the-iWheel/

Dogs With Their Adorable Mini-Mes

Image: FyrelightMothers and fathers with their beloved babies — rarely is there a scene that's so naturally sweet and meaningful. These Animal Kingdom moms and pops of the canine variety don't ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Dogs-With-Their-Adorable-Mini-Mes/

10 Iconic Movie Prop Cars and Motorcycles of Film & Television

Some of the biggest stars of movies and TV have been vehicles that became legends. But they rarely went on to have much of a career outside of their first franchise. Too typecast, I guess. Whatever happened to those uniq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/10-Iconic-Movie-Prop-Cars-and-Motorcycles-of-Film-Television/

This Corndog Is Made of 5 Different Types of Sausage

It’s the Swiss Army knife of corndogs. From left to right, you’ve got chorizo, Italian sausage, Polish sausage, bratwurst, and a standard hot dog. It’s clearly the greatest corn dog ever.And as you migh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/This-Corndog-Is-Made-of-5-Different-Types-of-Sausage/

How To Explain A Career In Graphic Design To Four-Year-Olds

Kids are naturally curious about what their parents do for a living, and when we try to explain it to them our explanations generally fall into one of two categories- lengthy and informative or hasty and placating.But wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/How-To-Explain-A-Career-In-Graphic-Design-To-Four-Year-Olds/

Get Ready for the World’s Tallest and Longest Slide

(Photo: London Legacy Development Corporation)Architects Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a sculpture in London made for 2012 Summer Olympics. At 376 feet tall, it’s the tallest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Get-Ready-for-the-Worlds-Tallest-and-Longest-Slide/

Symphony of Science: Waves of Light

A year after their last installment, we get a new video from Melody Sheep in the Symphony of Science series.[https://youtu.be/5FiNZvuOkzY] (YouTube link)This one features narration (turned into singing with autotune) by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Symphony-of-Science-Waves-of-Light/

Disney Princesses in Their Old Age

When it comes to movies, one of my favorite directors has always been Martin Scorsese. One reason behind that is I prefer my films with a good dose of gritty realism. Disney characters? Not known for gritty realism. But...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Disney-Princesses-in-Their-Old-Age/

This Animated Short Will Melt Your Mind Into Vagabond Mutant Liquid

Adult Swim represents the cutting edge of animation, and their programming has not only changed the way we think of adult animation, they’ve actually pushed the genre well past the point of being dismissible as sim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/This-Animated-Short-Will-Melt-Your-Mind-Into-Vagabond-Mutant-Liquid/

Cecil the Lion Will Live On as a Beanie Baby

By now, most people are aware of the recent incident involving an American dentist killing a protected Zimbabwean lion named Cecil. The death of the lion evoked outrage and sadness amongst animal lovers worldwide and bro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Cecil-the-Lion-Will-Live-On-as-a-Beanie-Baby/

Traditional Monsters - The Legend Who Caught Them All

Traditional Monsters by Alberto ArniThe early history of pocket monster training is a bit of a mystery to those who don't live on the islands where the mysterious creatures originated. But in the beginning there was a n...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Traditional-Monsters-The-Legend-Who-Caught-Them-All/

Whale Encounter

A mother gray whale and her calf interact with tourists out on a sightseeing ride off Baja California. The event was captured by a drone recording the whales operated by wildlife photographer Mark Carwardine. How excitin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Whale-Encounter/

Deep Fried Pizza and Other Wonderful Food Abominations at the Orange County Fair

Pack some antacid, bring a bib, and make out your will because it’s time to go to the Orange County Fair. This glorious event occurs every year at Costa Mesa, California. Peter Pham of Foodbeast has rounded up *str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Deep-Fried-Pizza-and-Other-Wonderful-Food-Abominations-at-the-Orange-County-Fair/

Slip and Slide Waterfall

Take a couple of minutes to enjoy another feelgood outdoor sequence by Devin Supertramp and his gang of daredevils. Team Supertramp traveled to British Columbia to a natural sluice leading to a waterfall. It’s natu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Slip-and-Slide-Waterfall/

The Horrifying Effects Of Radiation On The Human Body

(Image Link)Pop culture likes to poke fun at the effects of radiation on the body, and without much real world scientific knowledge it’s hard to understand just how bad radiation is for the human body.But we need l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/The-Horrifying-Effects-Of-Radiation-On-The-Human-Body/

Good Libations: A Brief Visual History of Booze

[https://youtu.be/LxjdTqkVvwc]YouTube LinkFrom barley beer in 8,500 B.C. to the high-alcohol beers of 2010. The Atlantic's animated video "Good Libations: A Brief Visual History of Booz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Good-Libations-A-Brief-Visual-History-of-Booze/

George Takei Answers Dumb Questions About Gay People

Gay people are (arguably) more accepted now than ever before, and when the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage is totally legal this cemented their position in American culture.We’ve come so far in terms of acceptance...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/George-Takei-Answers-Dumb-Questions-About-Gay-People/

A Vending Machine in the First Century

Heron of Alexandria was an inventor who died around 70 AD. He actually conceived the first vending machine to dispense holy water in temples.  That machine came about thanks to the handiwork of Heron of Alexandria....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/A-Vending-Machine-in-the-First-Century/

Jim Henson Versus Stan Lee In An Epic Rap Battle Of The Creators

Stan Lee and Jim Henson are two creators who pushed the limits of imagination and expanded the boundaries of their chosen mediums.Stan Lee proved that comics aren’t just for kids, and that they can have a deep stor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Jim-Henson-Versus-Stan-Lee-In-An-Epic-Rap-Battle-Of-The-Creators/

This Study Is Intentionally Left Blank

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.A systematic literature review of blank pages in academic publishing*by Glen Wright, F.X. Coudert, Martin Bentley, Graham Steel, and Sylvain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/This-Study-Is-Intentionally-Left-Blank/

Artist Uses Transparencies to Show OH MY GOD THERE’S SOMETHING ON THE WING!

Calm down, Mr. Shatner. That’s just a drawing on a transparency taped over an airplane window. Claire Harvey, an artist from the UK, calls her series Postcards. They show solitary travelers standing on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Artist-Uses-Transparencies-to-Show-OH-MY-GOD-THERES-SOMETHING-ON-THE-WING/

Charge - Gotta Plug 'Em All In!

Charge by DonnieSince Pika spends much of his time trapped inside that pokeball people rarely get to see how he recharges his energy blast. Some believe he eats a special pocket monster pellet that energizes him, others...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Charge-Gotta-Plug-Em-All-In/

Red Hot Nickel Ball on Floral Foam

YouTube member carsandwater has another mission for his beloved nickel ball. He had a request to see what a red-hot ball of nickel will do to that foam that florists use to hold flower arrangements. Now, we are used to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Red-Hot-Nickel-Ball-on-Floral-Foam/

Pac-Man Arcade Cabinet Clock

Bradford Exchange produces this incredibly detailed clock that looks like a vintage Pac-Man arcade cabinet.  It even has a joystick, coin slots, a Pac-Man pendulum, and the original sound effects. E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/Pac-Man-Arcade-Cabinet-Clock/

The Dark Mythological Origins Of Several Varieties Of Pokemon

Pokemon creator Satoshi Tajiri has cited bug collecting and entomology as his inspiration for the world of pocket monsters he created, but not all Pokemon are based on bugs, or animals for that matter.There’s the P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/The-Dark-Mythological-Origins-Of-Several-Varieties-Of-Pokemon/

The Strangest Bridge You’ve Ever Seen

I’ve never heard of a transporter bridge before. The Newport Transporter Bridge has served those who cross the River Usk in Wales for a hundred years now. It’s like a ferry, but it’s a bridge instead of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/04/The-Strangest-Bridge-Youve-Ever-Seen/




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