Archive for January 16th, 2016

Cat Cosplay Is My New Favorite Blog

Except for Neatorama, of course, because it has readers that are remarkably intelligent, kind, and good-looking. Otherwise, I'll spend the rest of my day at Cat Cosplay, which dresses up cats in highly realistic costumes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Cat-Cosplay-Is-My-New-Favorite-Blog/

Surreal Short Film Imagines What Paris Would Look Like As Deserted Movie Set

There has been a dark cloud hanging over the city of Paris since the attacks of November, 2015, but the city of Light has proven time and again that nobody can put out its fire.However, many people who visit Paris only s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Surreal-Short-Film-Imagines-What-Paris-Would-Look-Like-As-Deserted-Movie-Set/

The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

Embed from Getty Images Jill Viles was always skinny. Her arms and legs had no fat, and as she grew, they also began to have less and less muscle tissue. Doctors checked her out, but had no diagnosis. So she did t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/The-DIY-Scientist-the-Olympian-and-the-Mutated-Gene/

The Story of General McAuliffe's Famous "Nuts!" Reply

(Photo: Brig. Gen. McAuliffe and Lt. Col. Kinnard via the US Department of War)During the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944, German forces surrounded and cut off the US Army's 101st Airborne Division under the command of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/The-Story-of-General-McAuliffes-Famous-Nuts-Reply/

Who Gets the Royalties for Hitler's Book?

Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf entered the public domain at the beginning of 2016, because Hitler’s been dead for 70 years. That's a long time. Who was profiting from the book’s publication all...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Who-Gets-the-Royalties-for-Hitlers-Book/

Tetris Affairs - Relationship Game Over

Tetris Affairs by WirdouEven total squares sometimes get caught up in the seedy world of extramarital affairs, but it's always the straight and narrow blockheads who get hurt in the end. You have to figure that spending...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Tetris-Affairs-Relationship-Game-Over/

Fifteen Images That Illustrate Why Letter-Spacing Is So Important

Graphic designers know how important letter-spacing (tracking) is to a design that features lots of typography, like those created for store signs or billboards, and yet some designers still manage to fall short.They hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Fifteen-Images-That-Illustrate-Why-Letter-Spacing-Is-So-Important/

Classical Music Mashup

[https://youtu.be/7OYkWSW7u4k] (YouTube link)Grant Woolard (previously at Neatorama) took 57 pieces of classical music -most of which you are familiar with- by 33 composers and mashed them together in this delightful vid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Classical-Music-Mashup/

100 Years Ago, American Women Held Serious Venus de Milo Lookalike Contests

(Photo: Gautier Poupeau/Library of Congress)In 1820, a farmer dug up a mysterious Greek statue on the island of Melos. He found a remarkably well-preserved statue of what is probably Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beaut...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/100-Years-Ago-American-Women-Held-Serious-Venus-de-Milo-Lookalike-Contests/

Man Hides Marriage Proposal In Every Photo Taken With Girlfriend For Months

People are pressured into coming up with bigger, bolder and more sensational marriage proposals these days due to the massive influence the internet has on our lives.But proposer Ray Smith from Grimsby, England didn't ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Man-Hides-Marriage-Proposal-In-Every-Photo-Taken-With-Girlfriend-For-Months/

Poor James Smithson’s Restless Corpse

The picture above is of William Henry Bishop, US Consul in Genoa Italy in 1904, holding the skull of James Smithson. Smithson was the English scientist whose fortune was beaqueathed to the US to found the Smithsonian Ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Poor-James-Smithsons-Restless-Corpse/

Cat's Best Friend Is This Particular Koi

Timo the cat is an internet celebrity, what with his cat hammock, masterful Christmas tree decorating style, and adorable yawning.But he hasn't forgotten the people who loved him before he was famous. For 3 years, his be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Cats-Best-Friend-Is-This-Particular-Koi/

Japanese Designer New Year’s Cards of 2016

The Lunar New Year arrives on February 8, ushering in the year of the Fire Monkey, according to the traditional Chinese zodiac. Spoon & Tamago has a collection of Japanese art created by contemporary designers to wel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Japanese-Designer-New-Years-Cards-of-2016/

New Jacket Design Lets You Inflate Insulation

(Photo: NuDown)The winter apparel company NuDown has developed a new way to stay warm during the winter while permitting variable temperatures. After all, you may want to wear a parka while walking through -10°F temp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/New-Jacket-Design-Lets-You-Inflate-Insulation/




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