Archive for August 26th, 2015

Quick, Mom’s Coming!

Facebook member Itsjudytime has twin girls. They like to talk and play with each other in their cribs, and Mom keeps an eye on them through a baby monitor. Babies don’t understand remote monitoring yet. Watch what...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Quick-Moms-Coming/

The Swiss Army Machete: A Zombie Defense Multi-Tool

Over the years, Instructables member seamster has brought us many playful toys, such as a Where the Wild Things Are headpiece, a model duck made of duct tape, and a homemade pinball machine. But he's done playin...

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Remember When You Loved Star Wars?

Target’s new Star Wars ad has no movie clips at all (okay, one tiny one), but will still get you excited about the December premiere of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. It relies on nostalgia, with clips...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Remember-When-You-Loved-Star-Wars/

Photographer Visits China's Abandoned Amusement Parks

China's economic boom created an urban development boom, and all kinds of structures started popping up across the country as hope for the urbanized future loomed.This development boom proved to be somewhat illusory, so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Photographer-Visits-Chinas-Abandoned-Amusement-Parks/

10 Strange Secret Societies That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Sure, you’ve heard of some “secret” societies, like the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Rosicrucians, and Freemasons. Those aren't really all that secret anymore. But there are plenty of others, some so es...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/10-Strange-Secret-Societies-That-Youve-Probably-Never-Heard-Of/

The World's First Beer Jelly

(Photo: Potlicker Kitchen)When she ran out of fruit to make into jelly, Nancy Warner of Vermont decided to make beer jelly. To her knowledge, she's the only person to develop and method to make sweet jellies from beer. E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/The-Worlds-First-Beer-Jelly/

Who Are You? - Android Antagonism

Who Are You? by FirebeardAll kinds of people were flocking to that galaxy far, far away these days, and apparently so were their androids. 3PO was used to being the smartest and most app friendly droid in the Outer Rim,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Who-Are-You-Android-Antagonism/

Mythbusters Recreates Walter White’s Final Booby Trap

Stop reading now if you are still avoiding spoilers for the final episode of the TV show Breaking Bad. The rest of us well remember Walter White’s remote-control oscillating machine gun hidden in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Mythbusters-Recreates-Walter-Whites-Final-Booby-Trap/

A Photographic Glimpse Into The Lives Of Tokyo's Teens

Thanks to reality shows we know more than we probably should about being a teenager in America, but what's it like to be a teen growing up in Tokyo?The best way to discover that unknown world is to follow teens around wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/A-Photographic-Glimpse-Into-The-Lives-Of-Tokyos-Teens/

Cell Phone and Selfie Fails

There’s many a slip ’twixt the expensive handheld device and the pavement, as these clips from Fail Army show us. You’ve probably seen at least some of them before, but they are funny enough to justify...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Cell-Phone-and-Selfie-Fails/

Check Out This Amazing Transforming Optimus Prime Cake

Russell Munro's son asked for a Transformers cake for his birthday. Munro went much, much further. This Optimus Prime cake transforms accurately from vehicle to biped mode while quoting a famous line from the 1986 Tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Check-Out-This-Amazing-Transforming-Optimus-Prime-Cake/

An Online Exploration Of Second Life's Virtual College Campuses

When the massively multiplayer online gaming trend was in full swing in the early to mid 00s a game called Second Life appeared with promises of “a 3d virtual world where you can be whoever you'd like and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/An-Online-Exploration-Of-Second-Lifes-Virtual-College-Campuses/

31 Amazing Facts about Household Items

You should be able to relate to this episode of the mental_floss List Show, because they are about things we all have, or had at one time. Can you imagine using a vacuum cleaner to dry your hair? Razors are older than yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/31-Amazing-Facts-about-Household-Items/

Celebrities Looking Sad At Disney Parks

Celebrities used to try a lot harder to maintain an image while out and about, putting on a happy face for the cameras that would occasionally want to take their picture.But nowadays celebs are constantly hounded by papa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Celebrities-Looking-Sad-At-Disney-Parks/

Foldscope: A Foldable Microscope Made of Paper

A team at PrakashLab at Stanford University have developed a microscope that can be assembled, origami-style, from a flat sheet of paper. You can put it in your pocket and assemble it when you need it -and it cost less t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Foldscope-A-Foldable-Microscope-Made-of-Paper/

Horrifying Facts About Public Swimming Pools, According To Two Lifeguards

Taking a dip in the pool is a great way to beat the summer heat, but unless you're lucky enough to have a pool at your house you'll have to hit a public pool or water park.Chances are you've heard a few horror stories ab...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Horrifying-Facts-About-Public-Swimming-Pools-According-To-Two-Lifeguards/

Burger King Throws Down the McWhopper Challenge to McDonald's

Image: Burger KingBurger King is not messing around: they took out full-page ads in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune this morning to publicly float an idea to McDonald&rsquo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Burger-King-Throws-Down-the-McWhopper-Challenge-to-McDonalds/

Bat Piñata - Where's All The Candy?

Bat Piñata by FoursixsixThe Joker and the Harley had pulled off the greatest pranknapping of all time, and now the Bats was at their disposal. Ms. Quinn suggested dropping the man in the bat suit off the side of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Bat-Piata-Wheres-All-The-Candy/

The Funniest One-liners from the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival hosts all kinds of art and music, but it is noted for its comedy award. This year’s festival crowned punster Darren Walsh with the award for the funniest joke. The one-liner was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/The-Funniest-One-liners-from-the-2015-Edinburgh-Fringe-Festival/

The Wondrous PC Creations Found At Germany's CaseMod Competition

PC case modding is serious business, with international competitions held and lots of money to be made by crafters who can turn drab desktop towers into unique works of art.Case modding has also become a big part of many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/The-Wondrous-PC-Creations-Found-At-Germanys-CaseMod-Competition/

Comparative Meows

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.Studies of varied meows here and there, now and thenby Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staffHuman beings struggle to unders...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Comparative-Meows/

A Day In The Life Of A Witcher 3 Village

When you visit towns in most roleplaying video game you're able to interact with a bunch of drones that are programmed to give a response to a few choice questions and wander about looking busy.The game designers behind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/A-Day-In-The-Life-Of-A-Witcher-3-Village/

Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms

’Tis the season to roll out the most imaginative takes on the pumpkin spice craze. The latest is M&Ms. The candy company is rolling out two seasonal flavors: Pecan Pie M&Ms and Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Pumpkin-Spice-Latte-MMs/

Penis Island Sign to be Changed

A sign welcoming visitors to the Scottish Isle of Bute in both English and Gaelic has been standing for around nine years, but it was only recently that officials were told of a translation error -actually just a missing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Penis-Island-Sign-to-be-Changed/

Cat Hospital

Cat Hospital is a classic soap opera set in a hospital, with cats. The lead characters are a surgeon who lost an eye to a cat scratch from a patient, and nurse Mittens, who gets around.[https://youtu.be/Q7ChRU9U4jI] (You...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Cat-Hospital/

Engineers Determine How to Win at Poohsticks

(Image: E.H. Shepard)In the original Winnie the Pooh stories, Pooh and Christopher Robin like to play a game that they call "Poohsticks." This consists of standing on a bridge and dropping sticks over the upstream side....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/26/Engineers-Determine-How-to-Win-at-Poohsticks/






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