Archive for August 5th, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Peeps

It’s a combination -or abomination- that had to happen sooner or later. People go nuts about anything with pumpkin spice flavor in the fall, and Peeps are more popular than ever. Now those two things are together a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Pumpkin-Spice-Peeps/

Siwash, The Duck Who Fought with the Marines during World War II

(Photo: Lt. Col. Presley M. Rixey)Siwash, a duck, was the mascot of the First Battalion of the Tenth Marine Regiment and later the entire Second Marine Division during World War II. He went ashore with the Marines at the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Siwash-The-Duck-Who-Fought-with-the-Marines-during-World-War-II/

How A Painting Revealed The Truth About Watermelon Breeding

It’s often hard for food scientists to discover the truth about how fruits and vegetables used to look before we used breeding to turn them into heartier and more delicious produce.But if you know where to look you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/How-A-Painting-Revealed-The-Truth-About-Watermelon-Breeding/

Little Wallaby Loves His Teddy Bear

Twitter user Tim Beshara of Tasmania sends along this photo by Gillian Abbot, a wildlife caretaker. It shows Doodlebug, an orphaned wallaby. He doesn’t have his family anymore, so he hugs his teddy bear.-via i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Little-Wallaby-Loves-His-Teddy-Bear/

Illustrator Creates Original Comic Book Characters to Represent Elements of the Periodic Table

San Francisco-based artist Kaycie Dunlap of KcD Studios is an artist from San Francisco who created these fun, original comic characters to represent the elements of the periodic table. Not only are t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Illustrator-Creates-Original-Comic-Book-Characters-to-Represent-Elements-of-the-Periodic-Table/

Awesome Dad Builds 50-Meter Crazy Straw for His Daughter’s Birthday

The blogger behind Ideas from Everywhere wanted to offer his 5-year old daughter something special on her birthday. He writes “Stop buying your kids crap toys. Believe me, memories last longer than any toy.”...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Awesome-Dad-Builds-50-Meter-Crazy-Straw-for-His-Daughters-Birthday/

Timey Wimey Trouble - Tenth Degree Animation

Timey Wimey Trouble by TeeKetchIn next week's thrilling conclusion to "Timey Wimey Trouble" we find The Doctor and his companion Rose stuck in a dimension made by The Master, played by screen legend Johnny Vegas. Can th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Timey-Wimey-Trouble-Tenth-Degree-Animation/

Favorite

Parents can’t play favorites; that’s pretty much a given. However, kids haven’t learned the value of a white lie or the social conventions they support. This is the latest from Lunarbaboon*/stro...

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Mom Tries to Teach Baby to Say “Mama”, But the Dog Says It Instead

[https://youtu.be/SDITnePmBGQ] (Video Link)This very smart Australian Shepherd named Patch gets it: saying the word “Mama” results in food. He’s determined to get it instead of the baby, so he actually...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Mom-Tries-to-Teach-Baby-to-Say-Mama-But-the-Dog-Says-It-Instead/

Excerpts From David Bowie's Rarely Seen "Autobiography"

It’s obvious David Bowie has done his fair share of “ziggy stardusting” in his rock star life, but for the most part he has managed to keep his wild life out of the media.Whether this is because he&rsqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Excerpts-From-David-Bowies-Rarely-Seen-Autobiography/

The Evolution of Billboard Magazine

Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 List celebrated its 57th anniversary yesterday, although the magazine had published song lists earlier. Billboard itself is over 100 years old, and was founded as a di...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/The-Evolution-of-Billboard-Magazine/

Want to Increase Your Fertility? Wear a Kilt!

(Photo: Ian Robertson)Human sperm cells need to be cooler than the normal internal temperature of the human body, so it's helpful that the testicles are housed externally in the scrotum, which is conveniently air-cooled....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Want-to-Increase-Your-Fertility-Wear-a-Kilt/

“Accidentally Glued Myself to a Crocodile” and Other Science Failures

Accidentally glued myself to a crocodile while attaching a radio transmitter. #fieldworkfail— Agata Staniewicz (@AgataStaniewicz) July 30, 2015 Scientists are using the new Twitter hashtag #fieldworkfail to tell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Accidentally-Glued-Myself-to-a-Crocodile-and-Other-Science-Failures/

Inflatable Minion Wreaks Havoc On Road In Ireland

Minions aren’t generally thought of as subtle creatures, and their loud, incoherent babbling and bumbling fumbles tend to make any Minion assault an easily avoided affair.But one extremely large Minion was able to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Inflatable-Minion-Wreaks-Havoc-On-Road-In-Ireland/

25 Historic Heists

[https://youtu.be/prQLdtbPK_c] (YouTube link)John Green’s understudy Craig guest-hosts this week’s mental_floss List Show. It’s about famous cases of outrageous heists. Please excuse any typos; my keybo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/25-Historic-Heists/

89-Year-Old Grandma Accepts Request to Be Her Granddaughter's Bridesmaid

Image: Sweetwater PortraitsSome of the most wonderful wedding ceremonies involve the bucking of certain age-old traditions. In a perfect example, bride Christine Quinn asked her grandmother Betty ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/89-Year-Old-Grandma-Accepts-Request-to-Be-Her-Granddaughters-Bridesmaid/

These Optical Illusion GIFs May Make You Feel A Little Loopy

Optical illusions can make you feel like your eyes are playing tricks on you without the harmful side effects of a mind altering substance, and they’re really fun to stare at for a moment or two.But it might take y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/These-Optical-Illusion-GIFs-May-Make-You-Feel-A-Little-Loopy/

Luna's Haunting Trapeze Act - The Girl Who Lived With Ghosts

Luna's Haunting Trapeze Act by PolySciGuyLuna Lovegood left her mansion and went for a stroll one day, careful to bring her parasol with her in case she should run in to a spot of weather. Along the way she saw dementor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Lunas-Haunting-Trapeze-Act-The-Girl-Who-Lived-With-Ghosts/

Asparagus Water

Somewhere in L.A., Whole Foods executives are laughing at all of us.A photo posted by Marielle Wakim (@marielle.m.n.o.p) on Aug 3, 2015 at 8:03am PDT I thought buying bottled water at the grocery store was crazy, bu...

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Documentary Reveals How Gene Roddenberry Nearly Killed The Next Generation

Gene Roddenberry is now considered a visionary in the world of science fiction, and his creation Star Trek is one of the undisputed top franchises in sci-fi to this day.But Gene wasn’t always the best deci...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Documentary-Reveals-How-Gene-Roddenberry-Nearly-Killed-The-Next-Generation/

The Beatles Walk Across Abbey Road

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. It was Friday, August 8, 1969, around 11:30 in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/The-Beatles-Walk-Across-Abbey-Road/

Kevin Bacon Demands More Male Nudity in Film

[https://youtu.be/3Dt3IrdampY]YouTube LinkVeteran actor Kevin Bacon has a problem. A problem he feels can be solved by him being naked. And other men being naked. Naked on film. Let him explain his deepl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Kevin-Bacon-Demands-More-Male-Nudity-in-Film/

The 20 Strangest Waterfalls in the World

(Photo: Chung Hu)Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park, California is unlike any other in the world. Due to its location, direction, and shape, at a particular moment each year, it will appear to glow. Sunlight hits...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/The-20-Strangest-Waterfalls-in-the-World/

Brutally Honest Technology

Day after day, we are inundated with messages issued via machine. Phones. Computers. Software and apps built into everything from cabs to washing machines. What if every message delivered to us via those "technological w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Brutally-Honest-Technology/

The Carousel on Ice

For some winter fun, these Latvians made a functional carousel on a frozen lake. They used chainsaws to cut a circle out of the ice, then a foot-wide channel between that circle and the rest of the lake. A boat motor att...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/The-Carousel-on-Ice/

Cat's Eye

A photo posted by Tal Peleg (@tal_peleg) on Nov 2, 2014 at 12:38pm PST Makeup artist Tal Peleg (previously featured at Neatorama for other whimsical creations) has been recognized again lately for these wonderful fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Cats-Eye/
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