Archive for August 17th, 2015

Newspaper Seeks Freelance Marijuana Critic

A couple of newspapers in Colorado already have marijuana reviews. Now a newspaper in Oregon is launching a column to review strains of marijuana and other cannabis products and to track pot trends. The Oregonian*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Newspaper-Seeks-Freelance-Marijuana-Critic/

Whimsical Faucet Designs for Every Home

Kakudai is a plumbing supply company in Osaka, Japan. Its vast catalog of products include some funny faucet designs that would be ideal for quirky homeowners. Spoon & Tamago has a selection of the b...

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Supposedly Cute Movie Aliens That Were Actually Terrifying

Early movie aliens were strange beings from another planet who mankind learned to fear, but somewhere along the way movie aliens became cute (albeit odd looking) visitors who came to teach us lessons about ourselves.E.T....

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Sleepy Hamster Doesn't Want to Get out of His Bed

It's time to wake up, furry friend!Well, I don't blame him a bit for staying in bed. He's got a perfect snoozing spot. It's a proper futon with a mattress, pillow, sheet, and blanket. Rocket News 24 tell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Sleepy-Hamster-Doesnt-Want-to-Get-out-of-His-Bed/

Fat Antihero - Jiggly Wiggly Jokers From Another Timey Wimey

Fat Antihero by GoozeThe adipose were bad enough when they were running around trying to fatten everyone up, but once they started watching those Batguy movies they became a pack of jiggly jokers! They kept talking abou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Fat-Antihero-Jiggly-Wiggly-Jokers-From-Another-Timey-Wimey/

The Vintage Creepiness Of The Beautiful Eyes Contest

The Beautiful Eyes contest was held at a British holiday camp in 1958, and contestants were to be judged solely on their eyes…so their faces were covered with ash masks.This meant that a girl who “isn&rsqu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/The-Vintage-Creepiness-Of-The-Beautiful-Eyes-Contest/

15 Pieces of Furniture That Look Like Delicious Food

You'll have to warn your guests before someone ends up with a mouthful of foam. You certainly can't blame them, though. These stools look delicious! Boggy Chan's design makes them appear like massive, meal-sized cupcakes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/15-Pieces-of-Furniture-That-Look-Like-Delicious-Food/

The Science of Melting Cheese

Cheese straight from the refrigerator is pretty good, but cheese melted over a hamburger, hot dog, pizza, or inside a grilled cheese is awesome. That is, if it melts correctly. Some cheeses just don’t, or the resul...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/The-Science-of-Melting-Cheese/

The Simpsons Kitchen Turned into Reality

(Image: Fox)The kitchen at 742 Evergreen Terrace is one of the most recognizable in all of television. Joe Hamilton and Marcia Andreychuk of Calgary, Alberta are making that cartoon room real. They're remodeling their ow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/The-Simpsons-Kitchen-Turned-into-Reality/

Retirement Party for Ship's Cat

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Haifax, Nova Scotia, is throwing a retirement party for a cat. But this isn’t just any cat. Rodent Control Officer Erik the Red has been serving faithfully aboard the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Retirement-Party-for-Ships-Cat/

The Swiss Army Barbie

Once again, a toy company is giving young girls unrealistic body expectations. This time, though, they're useful. The Swiss Army Barbie has everything a girl needs: a knife, two saw blades, scissors, a b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/The-Swiss-Army-Barbie/

Legend Of Zelda As A Western - Hang 'Em Hyrule

If asked which movie genre a Legend Of Zelda adaptation belongs in most people would say fantasy, but you’d be surprised how well Link’s adventures would work as a Spaghetti Western!The creative video minds a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Legend-Of-Zelda-As-A-Western-Hang-Em-Hyrule/

Man Tries to Rob a Bank with a Drawing of a Gun

(Image: Warner Bros., "Hare Trigger.")Radio Poland reports that on August 11, a British man walked into a bank in Warsaw with a drawing of a gun. He presented it to a teller. Then he showed her a second...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Man-Tries-to-Rob-a-Bank-with-a-Drawing-of-a-Gun/

Competent Groomsmen Dance

This groom surprised his bride with a dance performance that including all the groomsmen. You've seen that sort of thing before, but this one is really quite good.[https://youtu.be/Qv3fBxPY9zE] (YouTube link)Okay, while...

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The Elegance of Skeletor's Lair

In the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Skeletor lived in a dank and dreary base at Snake Mountain. It was a deeply unpleasant place. But that's a common experience. My first apartment was simila...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/The-Elegance-of-Skeletors-Lair/

Pipboys - They're SPECIAL!

Pipboys by In Stank We TrustThey're the three best friends a vault dweller can have, but trying to keep them all happy is a quest all in itself! The Pip boys are there to guide you, to help you keep your karma balanced...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Pipboys-Theyre-SPECIAL/

The San Francisco Giants Recreate The Full House Opening Credits

San Francisco is home to Fisherman’s Wharf, those cute cable cars, sourdough chowder bowls, the Golden Gate Bridge and, saving the best for last, the Tanner family from Full House.That’s it, that&rsq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/The-San-Francisco-Giants-Recreate-The-Full-House-Opening-Credits/

Whodunit: The Penguin House Murder

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? (I...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Whodunit-The-Penguin-House-Murder/

The Owl Is Calm. Trust Us.

Nelly is an owl.Nelly has seen things.Nelly has seen terrible things.Nelly is calm. You must believe this to be true.Nelly appeared on an Australian TV news segment. A newscaster mentioned that she seemed very c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/The-Owl-Is-Calm-Trust-Us/

Life's A Beach When You're Wearing One Of These 30 Summer T-Shirts

They keep saying summer is almost over, but if that's true then nobody told the sun because it's still hot as heck out there!There's still plenty of summertime fun left to enjoy, so why not slip on one of these red hot s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Lifes-A-Beach-When-Youre-Wearing-One-Of-These-30-Summer-T-Shirts/

Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day! Black cats often get passed over for adoption, possibly because it’s hard to see their sweet expressions. I will have to give my cat Gogo some extra TLC which she is entit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Black-Cat-Appreciation-Day-2/

10 Awesomely Cool Clock Designs

Clocks may have less relevance now that everyone is constantly glancing at their phones and cable boxes that have built-in time keepers, but that doesn't mean they aren't still useful -especially when it comes to adding...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/10-Awesomely-Cool-Clock-Designs/

Benson's Bubblers

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader.(Image credit: Cacophony)Simon Benson has been dead for more than 70 years, but if you ever get the chance to visit the Pacifi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Bensons-Bubblers/

Sculptor Converts Hoarder Trash Into Art Treasure

Living with a hoarder can be hard, but it's hardest on the children who don’t know why their parents are hoarding, or how to get them to stop.You wake up every day surrounded by trash and/or junk wondering “w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Sculptor-Converts-Hoarder-Trash-Into-Art-Treasure/

Leia and the Beast

I'd advise against approaching this castle. The Beast is known for pulling people's arms out of their sockets.Instagram user uhnet photographed this great Beauty and the Beast/Star Wars mashup couple at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Leia-and-the-Beast/

Laurel & Hardy Dance to The Rolling Stones

[https://youtu.be/QpV-VKu45nM] (YouTube link)The dance sequence is from Laurel and Hardy’s 1935 film Bonnie Scotland. Stan and Ollie break out of jail, travel to Scotland, and accidentally join a Scottish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Laurel-Hardy-Dance-to-The-Rolling-Stones/

Pandora's Box - The Darkest Discovery

Pandora's Box by Lili BatistaPandora had always been a curious child- curious in the sense that she was full of wonder and very inquisitive, and curious to others who found her investivative behaviour odd. She loved to s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Pandoras-Box-The-Darkest-Discovery/

Museum Allows Street Artists To Paint On Their Walls

Before street art gained acceptance it was seen as merely vandalism, which to be fair some works being passed off as street art actually are.But then there are those amazing murals that make the cityscape a little less d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Museum-Allows-Street-Artists-To-Paint-On-Their-Walls/

Sesame Street Is Now as Gritty as Game of Thrones

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMu-lkiraLY](Video Link)Since 1969, Sesame Street has aired on PBS. This week, the company that owns the program announced that it had made a deal to move that show to the cable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/17/Sesame-Street-Is-Now-as-Gritty-as-Game-of-Thrones/
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