Archive for August 13th, 2015

Anita Pointer: Civil-Rights Activist, Pop Star, and Serious Collector of Black Memorabilia

Even before she hit the bigtime as a part of The Pointer Sisters, Anita Pointer was already into antiques. She and her sisters June, Ruth, and Bonnie wore vintage clothing from the ‘40s onstage. Anita Pointer still...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Anita-Pointer-Civil-Rights-Activist-Pop-Star-and-Serious-Collector-of-Black-Memorabilia/

RIP, The Last of the Dam Busters

(Image: Lucasfilm)Yes, that’s an image from the climactic trench run scene at the end of Star Wars. It’s not an error. That scene was inspired by the 1955 British war film The Dam Busters. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/RIP-The-Last-of-the-Dam-Busters/

Comedy Sketch: What If We Treated Sleep Like Exercise?

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJllohI_Xhc](Video Link)Bro, do you even nap? You'd better. You've got to look healthy. And that means sleep. And if you're not doing it to be well, then you need to sleep because the lad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Comedy-Sketch-What-If-We-Treated-Sleep-Like-Exercise/

Striking Shots From Wes Anderson Films That Could Be Paintings

The Darjeeling Limited, 2007 | Image: Fox SearchlightSay what you will about film director Wes Anderson but he, however eccentric, is an auteur whose talents are widely recognized. He may not be a make...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Striking-Shots-From-Wes-Anderson-Films-That-Could-Be-Paintings/

Flight Attendant Gives Hilarious Safety Demonstration

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pYLEisz4vU](Video Link)A staff member of the TM'z Veterinary Clinic in Saskatchewan recently had the best possible flight safety demonstration on a WestJet plane. The flight attendant do...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Flight-Attendant-Gives-Hilarious-Safety-Demonstration/

The Waffle Dog

Sometimes you have to think outside the box and make do with what you have. Ralph Roberts made a meal last night that you may want to remember when you’ve got an odd assortment of foodstuffs.Creati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/The-Waffle-Dog/

Bambi in Real Life

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Cz6fBv5AI] (Video Link)This is so adorable!In the 1942 Disney movie Bambi, the young deer is best friends with a little rabbit named Thumper. Now that sotry has come true. Volu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Bambi-in-Real-Life/

The Influence Star Wars Has Had On Movies And TV Shows

Star Wars is one of the most beloved and highest earning franchises in science fiction history, with fans who have grown up watching the series and a slew of new fans who are due to jump on board the Star Wars e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/The-Influence-Star-Wars-Has-Had-On-Movies-And-TV-Shows/

Designer Lines His Wedding Jacket with All the Texts He and His Wife Sent Each Other While Dating

Nick Reeve, a graphic designer, got married in May. He met, Jen, his wife, 3 years ago. They've spent a lot of time sending text messages back and forth. In reflection of their long courtship, Reeve decided to weave thei...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Designer-Lines-His-Wedding-Jacket-with-All-the-Texts-He-and-His-Wife-Sent-Each-Other-While-Dating/

Gamma Noodles - A Star And Spangled Soup Bowl

Gamma Noodles by BiticolCap got all suited up and went to grab his shield when he noticed it wasn't hanging on the wall where it belongs. "Who in the world would dare steal Captain America's shield?" he thought, referri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Gamma-Noodles-A-Star-And-Spangled-Soup-Bowl/

The Real Housewives of Ancient Egypt Had 8-Foot-Long Prenups

A 2,480-year-old scroll, now at Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, is a beautiful artifact of an ancient time. Is it a religious text? A government edict? No, this scroll is a legal contract, delineating wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/The-Real-Housewives-of-Ancient-Egypt-Had-8-Foot-Long-Prenups/

The World's Best Ned Flanders-Themed Metal Band

With all the grittiness and depth of the original source comes Okilly Dokilly, a metal band inspired by Ned Flanders from The Simpsons. The name comes from Flanders's trademark catchphrase. The band, which is ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/The-Worlds-Best-Ned-Flanders-Themed-Metal-Band/

Watch An Eagle Take Out A Drone In Midair

We may not have enough drone regulations in place here in the U.S., but it appears air traffic over Australia is now being regulated by animal kingdom royalty.(YouTube Link)This brief but eventful video was shot by Melbo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Watch-An-Eagle-Take-Out-A-Drone-In-Midair/

The Softer Side of Star Wars

Star Wars fan and digital artist Kyle Hagey puts the warriors, robots, and bad guys into bucolic settings for a twist on the stories we all know and love. In addition to Darth Vader sipping tea, see Yoda...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/The-Softer-Side-of-Star-Wars/

Awesome Business Cards Perfect for Librarians

Sunday was Book Lover's Day and while we unfortunately missed it (in our defense, we were celebrating our tenth anniversary), other blogs didn't get distracted and had ample coverage of the event. One of the most fun art...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Awesome-Business-Cards-Perfect-for-Librarians/

Photographic Duo Shares Their Unique View Of The Middle East

It’s easy to assume that all photographers in the Middle East would focus on documentary photography and wouldn’t care to shoot artistic or editorial pics, since there is always so much media attention on the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Photographic-Duo-Shares-Their-Unique-View-Of-The-Middle-East/

That Takes a Lot of Balls

[https://youtu.be/E4kKwQDZQyU] (YouTube link)A truckload of 20,000 black plastic balls were released into the Los Angeles reservoir this week. That’s the last shipment of a total of 96 million balls now floating on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/That-Takes-a-Lot-of-Balls/

TIME Magazine Creates A Meme Sensation With Their VR Cover

(Image Link)TIME Magazine is set to release an issue featuring 22-Year-Old Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey wearing his invention and striking a really strange pose on the cover.The cover raised a lot of eyebrows on th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/TIME-Magazine-Creates-A-Meme-Sensation-With-Their-VR-Cover/

Men in Black Safety Defenders

You surely remember Air New Zealand’s Hobbit-themed flight safety video. That was introduced less than a year ago, and now they’ve gone and made a new one that’s completely different and just a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Men-in-Black-Safety-Defenders/

These Tea Dragons Are Hoarding Tasty Leaves

If you drink tea, you know how delicious the different brews can be -and how unique one flavor profile is from another. That's why these amazing tea dragon illustrations by New Zealand artist Strangely Katie so perfectly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/These-Tea-Dragons-Are-Hording-Tasty-Leaves/

Clever Girl - Dinosaurs Can Be Cheeky Too!

Clever Girl by HugohugoOwen always knew his trained velociraptors were smart, but Blue was starting to act a bit cheeky! He watched her in the yard every day, and where she used to jump and wrestle she now pranked and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Clever-Girl-Dinosaurs-Can-Be-Cheeky-Too/

Slam Dunk: The Air Jordan III

How an architect revolutionized the basketball shoe.(Image credit: Mike Rogalski)Something strange was in the air at the Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. It wasn’t just that deadlines loomed&mdas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Slam-Dunk-The-Air-Jordan-III/

Massive Great White Shark is the Size of a Real-Life Jaws

[https://youtu.be/7SZSoLaW_q0]YouTube LinkThis video of an immense great white shark filmed by marine biologist Mauricio Hoyos Padilla is new footage of the famous "Deep Blue." The female shark is approx...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Massive-Great-White-Shark-is-the-Size-of-a-Real-Life-Jaws/

Game of Thrones Is Even Better When Matched with Dialogue from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The TV show Game of Thrones and Monty Python’s best movie have a lot in common: they both take place in medieval settings, they both feature people dying senselessly, and they’re both hilarious. So t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Game-of-Thrones-Is-Even-Better-When-Matched-with-Dialogue-from-Monty-Python-and-the-Holy-Grail/

Artist Turns the Sugar in Soft Drinks into Lollipops

Photographer Henry Hargreaves' (previously at Neatorama) latest series de)hydrate is also a demonstration of the amount of sugar contained in sodas and energy drinks. Hargreaves boils the liq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Artist-Turns-the-Sugar-in-Soft-Drinks-into-Lollipops/

Misadventure Time

Transport your favorite cartoon characters into the chaotic post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max and see what happens. Oh, what a lovely day![https://youtu.be/w8fQ-0uw-l0] (YouTube link) Egor Zhgun created a delightful mash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Misadventure-Time/

Private Search and Rescue: If You Can Afford These Experts, Then They Will Save You

(Photo: Global Rescue)Who do you call when an earthquake traps you on Mount Everest? You can Global Rescue. If you are their client, they will get you out . . .. . . for a price.This is the emerging world of pri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/Private-Search-and-Rescue-If-You-Can-Afford-These-Experts-Then-They-Will-Save-You/






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