Archive for November 22nd, 2015

How to Make Giant Lightsabers

For his home Christmas light display this year, Bob Clagett made a pair of giant lightsabers. The hilts are made of cardboard cylinders painted silver and accented with duct tape. The blades are made of clear plastic roo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/How-to-Make-Giant-Lightsabers/

HQT - Gryffindor - Wizards Aren't Known For Their Athletic Abilities

HQT- Gryffindor by DeadroundIt's hard to tell who you should root for in the fast paced world of quidditch, well, except for the fact that only jerks root for Slytherin. It may seem like a no-brainer to root for Harry's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/HQT-Gryffindor-Wizards-Arent-Known-For-Their-Athletic-Abilities/

Directors’ Cuts

A few facts about movie directors, from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids.  13 of the 100 top-grossing films of all time were made by Steven Spielberg or George Lucas.In 1968 Steven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Directors-Cuts/

Bulldog and His Human Sing a Duet

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv4QO9KGQwE](Video Link)Junior is a French Bulldog. Walter Ledermüeller is his human. They like to sing together and have a YouTube channel filled with their car-based performances....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Bulldog-and-His-Human-Sing-a-Duet/

I Want to Believe In This X Files Merchandise

Every major pop culture phenomenon ends up having some strange official merchandise, but the stuff that truly resonnates with fans ends up having some even more bizarre unofficial merchandise, much of which is available...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/I-Want-to-Believe-In-This-X-Files-Merchandise/

Restaurant Menus of the 1850s and 60s

The University of Houston includes the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. As a result, the archives of the University of Houston Libaries include a variety of old menus that show what hotel and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Restaurant-Menus-of-the-1850s-and-60s/

Sea Wars Trailer

The crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower put together their own version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. The Navy’s creative use of what they had available will make you laugh and then...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Sea-Wars-Trailer/

The Perfect Christmas Gift: A Custom Potato

Looking for something truly special to impress your loved ones this holiday? How about sending a custom message on a potato to his or her address thanks to the wizards of Annonymous Potato. Best of all, the gift, which i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/The-Perfect-Christmas-Gift-A-Custom-Potato/

Why Do People in Old Movies Talk Funny?

[https://youtu.be/Gpv_IkO_ZBU]YouTube LinkA past episode of BrainStuff – HowStuffWorks explains that odd, sorta-Brit/sorta not accent that some American actors, politicians and other notable names used to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Why-Do-People-in-Old-Movies-Talk-Funny/

Psychologists Develop a Formal Definition of Stupidity

(The Stupid t-shirt on sale at the NeatoShop)What does it mean to be stupid? That's not a dumb question. In fact, it's important to know what, precisely, is stupidity. Psychologists Balazs Aczel and Bence Palfi of Eotvos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Psychologists-Develop-a-Formal-Definition-of-Stupidity/

15 Years of Terror

German designer Milan Vuckovic (previously at Neatorama) compiled terrorist attacks over the past 15 years, between December of 2000 and November of 2015. This visualization follows a timeline at the bottom showing where...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/15-Years-of-Terror/

Study: Men Tend to Overeat in Front of Women in Order to Impress Them

(Photo: Kasey-Samuel Adams)If a man goes out with his guy friends to an all-you-can-eat buffet, he'll eat to satiate his hunger. But if he's with a woman that he's trying to impress, then he's likely to overeat as a way...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Study-Men-Tend-to-Overeat-in-Front-of-Women-in-Order-to-Impress-Them/

Dogmuts - Backyard Brotherhood

Dogmuts by OlipopIt's hard to make friends in the Wasteland, and most animals you meet would rather take a bite outta ya than make friends, but that canine champ Dogmeat shows his loyalty with his life. Whether you're f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Dogmuts-Backyard-Brotherhood/

Buster Keaton: The Art of the Gag

Tony Zhou’s video series Every Frame a Painting (previously at Neatorama) is always a fascinating, in-depth look at entertainment at its finest. In this episode, he deconstructs the techniques of a master of visual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Buster-Keaton-The-Art-of-the-Gag/

Thanksgiving Dog Wishes You A Happy Turkey Day

What more is there to say about this picture than hey, it's freaking adorable and perfectly seasonal. You can also buy a version of it on a card from Avanti Press if you want to send it to your loved ones. Via PetsL...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/11/22/Thanksgiving-Dog-Wishes-You-A-Happy-Turkey-Day/
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