Archive for December 9th, 2015

Santa University

Want to be Santa Claus? It takes more than a beard. Noerr Programs runs a Santa University every summer at its headquarters in Arvada, Colorado.[https://youtu.be/x1WiKuoZl0w] (YouTube link)These guys are for real. They t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Santa-University/

Game of Thrones Improved with Star Wars Quotes

A long time ago in Westeros, an old master taught a young and impatient student how to control feelings and impulses. This is Star Thrones.Robin Edds and Tom Phillips of BuzzFeed paired 14 scenes from Game o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Game-of-Thrones-Improved-with-Star-Wars-Quotes/

Scientist Reveals There Are Three Hidden Portraits Underneath The Mona Lisa

(Image Link)The Mona Lisa has been the source of controversy for decades, with people wondering "who posed for da Vinci?" "Is this the original painting or a fake?" and "Is the painting really hiding some secret meaning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Scientist-Reveals-There-Are-Three-Hidden-Portraits-Underneath-The-Mona-Lisa/

Funny Lil Horrors (multicolor) - One Mask To Scare Them All

Funny Lil Horrors (multicolor) by Prime PremneThere can be no tragedy without comedy, no darkness without the dawn, and though the dead may be roaming in our backyards and slashers may be lurking in the shadows there's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Funny-Lil-Horrors-multicolor-One-Mask-To-Scare-Them-All/

Amputated Leg Contest Nets Over $2,000 for Charity

Peter Rowswell of Langport, Somorset, UK was born with a clubfoot. The muscles didn't develop properly, so he recently had it amputated.To make the best of the situation, Rowswell invited people to guess the weight of hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Amputated-Leg-Contest-Nets-Over-2000-for-Charity/

10 Abandoned Places Found in Popular Video Games

We’ve seen plenty of abandoned places around the world, many of them beautiful but sad in their decay. The virtual world also has abandoned places. Even when the worlds of video games aren’t connected to ea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/10-Abandoned-Places-Found-in-Popular-Video-Games/

NASA Roboticist Critiques R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5oaCqTmQwc](Video Link)Brett Kennedy is a roboticist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He's worked on the Mars Exploration Rover the LEMUR-class robots, among many other projects. He has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/NASA-Roboticist-Critiques-R2-D2-C-3PO-and-BB-8/

Florida Man Eaten By Alligator While Hiding From Police

Let this story serve as a warning to all criminals on the run in the great state of Florida- if you're gonna run from the law and try to hide out until the whole thing blows over choose somewhere safe and dry.This seems...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Florida-Man-Eaten-By-Alligator-While-Hiding-From-Police/

25 Facts about the Science of Music

[https://youtu.be/2i1rqoGEWX0] (YouTube link)What song is the catchiest of all? What causes us to get “chills” when we hear certain kinds of music? If intelligence is correlated with rhythm, does that means d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/25-Facts-about-the-Science-of-Music/

Birth of Baby Born Against the Odds Celebrated With Star Wars Photo Shoot

After a meeting with a doctor 11 years ago in which she was given the grim prognosis, Amber Bartlett believed she was unable to have any more children. Amber has an autoimmune disorder that requires her to have regular i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Birth-of-Baby-Born-Against-The-Odds-Celebrated-With-Star-Wars-Photo-Shoot/

English Mastiff Does Agility Course

If it’s been a while since you’ve seen a dog agility tun, take a minute to watch Tex the border collie win the Masters Agility Championship. That’s how it’s supposed to be done. Then watch Zeus, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/English-Mastiff-Does-Agility-Course/

Norman Reedus Bit By Fan At Convention, Posts Perfect Response On Instagram

Norman Reedus has survived all sorts of post-apocalyptic peril as Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, but recently he had to contend with a stranger danger he'd never faced before- a feral fan.While attending the W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Norman-Reedus-Bit-By-Fan-At-Convention-Posts-Perfect-Response-On-Instagram/

Lamp Turns on with the Touch of a Finger

Appropriately, it's called You Light Me Up. Ji Won Jun, a Korean designer, made this romantic design for a graduate school project. It's modeled on her own right hand. She made a mold of her hand, ran it through a 3d sca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Lamp-Turns-on-with-the-Touch-of-a-Finger/

Never Seen Star Wars

Star Wars is probably the most far-reaching cultural touchstone we have today, linking millions, possibly billions of people together across language barriers and generations. But there are still a few people wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Never-Seen-Star-Wars/

Carol's Cookies - Better Eat 'Em Up While You Still Have Lips!

Carol's Cookies by Manny Peters Art + DesignThere's nothing like waking up to a plate of Carol's fresh baked cookies, the only way to get out of bed during the zombie apocalypse! With all those dead folks wandering arou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Carols-Cookies-Better-Eat-Em-Up-While-You-Still-Have-Lips/

From "Balmor" to "Trono": How to Pronounce City and State Names Like the Locals

“Bald-more,” “Bawl-mer,” “Bal-more?" | Image of Baltimore, Maryland by dpbirds via FlickrIt's pretty embarrassing to travel to a destination and then pron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/From-Balmor-to-Trono-How-to-Pronounce-City-and-State-Names-Like-the-Locals/

Move Over, Cheese Singles. It's Time for Chocolate Singles!

It's like those sliced cheese-looking objects that are a staple of lunchtime sandwiches. But better! Rocket News 24 informs us that the Japanese company Bourbon sells slices of chocolate which, like slices of cheese, can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Move-Over-Cheese-Singles-Its-Time-for-Chocolate-Singles/

Nikon's Small World In Motion 2015 Winners

We saw the beautiful microphotography of the 2015 Nikon Small World Photography Competition only a couple of months ago. Today, Nikon has announced the winners of its other competition, called Small World in Motion. This...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Nikons-Small-World-In-Motion-2015-Winners/

Fifteen Easy Things to Do When You're Feeling Down

Image: UnsplashSometimes feelings of situational or other depression (feelings that aren't associated with serious mental illness diagnoses, which generally need to be addressed with medication and/or thera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Fifteen-Easy-Things-to-Do-When-Youre-Feeling-Down/

An Honest Trailer for Ant-Man

Screen Junkies goes after low-hanging fruit in the latest installment of the Honest Trailer series. Ant-Man is funny before you even know anything about it, because it seems Marvel is just pulling names out of a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/An-Honest-Trailer-for-Ant-Man/

An Orangutan's Adorable Reaction to a Magic Trick

[https://youtu.be/FIxYCDbRGJc]YouTube LinkYouTuber Dan Zaleski uploaded this sweet video of a zoo visitor who showed an orangutan a "magic trick" that made the contents of a cup seem to disappear. The reaction of pure en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/An-Orangutans-Adorable-Reaction-to-a-Magic-Trick/

The 14 Worst Smurfs Ever

(Images: Blue Buddies)He calls himself Lucky Smurf, but that won't help him when Mob Enforcer Smurf breaks his kneecaps because he can't pay up when the wrong horse wins.Rob Bricken of io9 has done the research and come...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/The-14-Worst-Smurfs-Ever/

How to Make a Star Wars BB-8 Cake

Yolanda Gampp showed us how to make a realistic brain cake for Halloween. Now she’s making a cake in the likeness of the new Star Wars droid, BB-8! How does she make it so round, so smooth, so accurate?[https://you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/How-to-Make-a-Star-Wars-BB-8-Cake/

Body Paintings of the Ancient Wonders of the World

Trina Merry proves that body painting is truly a high artform. In the past, we've seen her present the zodiac signs and build a temple with painted human bodies. We've also seen her camouflage models into landscapes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Body-Paintings-of-the-Wonders-of-the-World/

Dr. Skylizard Will See You Now

A few decades ago, a family allowed their son and daughter to select their own names. The son, who was eight or nine years old at the time (accounts differ), chose the name Loki Skylizard. You have to admit that’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Dr-Skylizard-Will-See-You-Now/

Seasons Geekings The Ugly Christmas Sweater Tee - Slay Bells Ring

Seasons Geekings The Ugly Christmas Sweater Tee by OutlawalienSleigh bells ring, are you listening? No, you're too busy trying to bring down that giant AT-AT with a tow rope, which sounds like a terrible idea but will p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/Seasons-Geekings-The-Ugly-Christmas-Sweater-Tee-Slay-Bells-Ring/

81-Year Old Grandma Outran Her Kids at the Beer Mile

(Photo: Caleb Kerr)The beer mile is the world's greatest athletic challenge. The task is a demanding one for legs, lungs, and liver. The participant chugs a beer, then runs a quarter of a mile, then repeats the process....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/09/81-Year-Old-Grandma-Outran-Her-Kids-at-the-Beer-Mile/






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