Archive for August 20th, 2015

Perry the Corpse Flower

Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the Corpse Flower, is the biggest unbranched flower in the world. It also smells like rotting meat, which is where it got its nickname. It takes years to come i...

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Breast Milk Soap

(Photo: Ena's Soap)It's the perfect gift for any occasion: breast milk soap.Ah, human breast milk! You can make just about anything with it, including cheese, jewelry, ice cream, and lollipops.Hand soap made from breast...

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Boxers Designed To Help Pubescent Boys Avoid Embarrassing Erection Moments

Young men have to deal with an embarrassing issue during puberty- accidental erections.This may seem funny to those who have forgotten how horrifying it is to have an erection when the bell rings and class is over, but a...

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Every Year, For 60 Years, This Couple Has Celebrated Their Anniversary by Eating a Piece of Their Original Wedding Cake

(Photo: Tim Shortt/Florida Today)Ann and Ken Fredericks of Satellite Beach, Florida were married 60 years ago in Nyack, New York. Ann's grandmother baked their cake, which is a dark fruit cake, then had it iced by a bake...

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8-Bit Power Rangers - Go Go Console Gaming!

8-Bit Power Rangers by Steven ReevesThe Power Rangers don't spend all their time fighting creatures from another planet, and when they're in-between battles they enjoy playing old school video games. Their favorite game...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/8-Bit-Power-Rangers-Go-Go-Console-Gaming/

8 More Unsolved Internet Mysteries of the Shadowy Online Realm

In a follow-up post to 8 Weird Mysteries of the Internet, we find that there are more weird things going on that we realized. Websites and messages come online, and then disappear before anyone can figure out what they r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/8-More-Unsolved-Internet-Mysteries-of-the-Shadowy-Online-Realm/

Please Search for This Missing Cat

(Photo: Brian M. Cassidy)If you know the whereabouts of this dearly loved cat, please inform his owners immediately. They're especially worried as he's not one to wander around--an indoor cat, really.-via Lost at E Minor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Please-Search-for-This-Missing-Cat/

The Black And White Realities Of Working As An Animator

Animators often start out wishing they could tell the world a visual story via their own cartoon show, but that goal is often short-lived because you gotta pay your rent and cranking out cartoons doesn't pay much.And tho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/The-Black-And-White-Realities-Of-Working-As-An-Animator/

Guardians of the Galaxy Helped a Little Boy Learn How to Speak

(Image: Disney)Groot, a tree-like creature in the Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, says only one thing: "I am Groot."When 4-year old Sawyer Dunlap saw the movie a year ago, he connected with Groot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-Helped-a-Little-Boy-Learn-How-to-Speak/

The Rube Goldberg Machine that Post-Its Built

[https://youtu.be/GEzcO3nfjZk]YouTube LinkThe 3M Corp built this interesting and colorful Rube Goldberg machine consisting of — among other things — 25,000 Post-its and 75 rolls of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/The-Rube-Goldberg-Machine-that-Post-Its-Built/

The 19th Century's Seance Queen

The name Madame Helena Blavatsky was only familiar to me through Kurt Vonnegut references, and I wasn’t too sure that she was a real person. Now I know. Blavatsky was a real person, but how real any of the things s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/The-19th-Centurys-Seance-Queen/

The Looney Tunes And DC Superheroes Collide On These Variant Covers

The Looney Tunes have found themselves in all sorts of different universes doing all kinds of strange and exciting things, from playing B-Ball with Michael Jordan to making Brendan Fraser seem funny.Since DC Comics is pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/The-Looney-Tunes-And-DC-Superheroes-Collide-On-These-Variant-Covers/

Bizarre Buses of the World

Mass transit doesn’t have to be boring. Since multi-passenger vehicles were first drawn by horses, their owners have tried all kinds of ways to draw paying passengers or get more of them on board at a time. The lat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Bizarre-Buses-of-the-World/

Purchase Buffalo Bill's Place for $300,000

Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs | Image: Orion PicturesSilence of the Lambs fans will remember Buffalo Bill's creepshow of a house, teeming with Death's-Head Hawkmoths, screams and sewing supplie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Purchase-Buffalo-Bills-Place-for-300000/

Cats and Metronomes

Cats are compelled to attention by metronomes. Some can’t figure out what makes it move, while others know how to start it themselves. Some cats are startled by the clicking, and some just want to kill the infernal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Cats-and-Metronomes/

Opinion: Snoopy Ruined The Peanuts Comics

As a kid I tuned in to the Peanuts animated specials to see Snoopy doing some ridiculously undoglike things, like flying a plane or preparing a Thanksgiving meal, and he definitely stole the show away from Charlie Brown...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Opinion-Snoopy-Ruined-The-Peanuts-Comics/

Awesome Facts About Apocalypse Now

If you know anything about Apocalypse Now's creation, you probably already know that it was a pretty strange scene from the start. Even if you know about the drugs, blood and money problems on set, you probably still don...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Awesome-Facts-About-Apocalypse-Now/

Palpatine 2016 - Don't Blame Me, I Voted For Jabba!

Palpatine 2016 by NyelandAre you having a hard time deciding which candidate you'll be voting for in the upcoming election? Then let the Empire decide for you, because Palpatine is the star candidate to watch in 2016! H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Palpatine-2016-Dont-Blame-Me-I-Voted-For-Jabba/

SketchShe in SandCARstle Sync

SketchShe, the group that brought us Mime Through Time, is back with a lip-synch video featuring beach songs! It’s like a last hurrah for fun on the beach before school.[https://youtu.be/zfWAlIYRTPs] (YouTube link)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/SketchShe-in-SandCARstle-Sync/

Pac-Man Is A Kafkaesque Nightmare

Pac-Man seems like it has a pretty simple storyline- hungry round-headed dude goes on a munchies tear, which upsets the resident ghosts who have sworn to protect the pellets they use to propagate their unique spectral sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Pac-Man-Is-A-Kafkaesque-Nightmare/

One Odd Octopus

[https://youtu.be/mc6fIuNTNEQ]YouTube LinkThe octopus in this video is unlike any other octopus species, one reason being for its unusual hunting technique. Rather than pouncing on its prey from a distan...

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NeatoShop Mystery Sale and Sweepstakes is Back!

It's been a long while since we had a one on Neatorama, so we're excited to announce that the NeatoShop Mystery Sale and Sweepstakes is back in celebration of our 10th anniversary! What mysterious item will you g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/NeatoShop-Mystery-Sale-and-Sweepstakes-is-Back/

Cryonics: Miracle on Ice

It's impossible to resuscitate a frozen corpse. But that doesn't bother the small legion of cryonauts who are betting that an outlaw science will let them live forever. (Photo courtesy of Alc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Cryonics-Miracle-on-Ice-2/

Precious Pouch Cargo Found at Taronga Zoo

Image: Paul Fahy / Taronga ZooThe Taronga Zoo staff is thrilled that two joeys of the endangered brush-tailed rock wallaby species have recently emerged from their mothers' pouches. Wallaby m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Precious-Pouch-Cargo-Found-at-Taronga-Zoo/

My Little Pony Electric Guitar

This is the Dashcaster, a custom electric guitar made by DeviantART member engineer2004. He's offering it up for auction on eBay. All proceeds will go to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The bidding...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Rainbow-Dash-Electric-Guitar/

Welcome To Larry Ellison’s Cat Island

When Oracle founder Larry Ellison bought 97% of the Hawaiian island of Lana’i, he didn’t realize that the island was covered in cats, and that his new holdings include the Lana’i Animal Rescue Center, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/20/Welcome-To-Larry-Ellisons-Cat-Island/






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