Archive for May 12th, 2016

How Does a Film Editor Think and Feel?

We’ve examined filmmaking enough to know that editing can make or break a movie. And you can totally change a movie by re-editing the scenes to put shots in different order or length or prominence. It takes real sk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/How-Does-a-Film-Editor-Think-and-Feel/

Germany Made So Much Renewable Energy Last Sunday That It Paid People to Use Electricity

(Photo: Tony Webster)Last Sunday, it was particularly sunny and windy in Germany, which meant that the country's solar energy farms and wind turbines were especially productive. They provided about 55 of the 63 gigawatts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Germany-Made-So-Much-Renewable-Energy-Last-Sunday-That-It-Paid-People-to-Use-Electricity/

Blinded Me With Science - And Failed Me In Biology

Blinded Me With Science by Jeremy HawkinsHe'd heard rumors about her powers of persuasion and her supernatural grasp of the scientific arts, but when he laid eyes on her for the first time, when she turned eyes as deep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Blinded-Me-With-Science-And-Failed-Me-In-Biology/

Maybe It's Not Such a Great Idea to Bring People Back From the Dead

Dr. Himanshu Bansal and a couple of bioscience companies have received approval in India for a clinical trial in which 20 brain dead patients will be treated in an attempt to bring them back to life. The Reanima Project...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Maybe-Its-Not-Such-a-Great-Idea-to-Bring-People-Back-From-the-Dead/

Owners Watch Their House Burn To The Ground On Their iPhone

People install a home security camera system to make themselves feel safer, and nowadays these systems are viewable from a tablet or smartphone, so you can watch your house at all times.But this power to visually lord ov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Owners-Watch-Their-House-Burn-To-The-Ground-On-Their-iPhone/

Horrifying Funeral Home Ad Suggests Texting and Driving

If you operate a funeral home, then you need bodies, right? Drum up some business by encouraging people to drive while distracted by text messages.But the good news is that Wathan Funeral Home isn't real. This billboard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Horrifying-Funeral-Home-Ad-Suggests-Texting-and-Driving/

Let’s Try That Again

Chris at Lunarbaboon is employing a trick akin to the flashy thing they used in the movie Men in Black to erase memories. That’s a fantasy we all have, because what parent hasn’t realized a little to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Lets-Try-That-Again/

Rainbow Contrail

Rocket News 24 tells us about Twitter user @KAGAYA, a photographer, who snapped this incredible photo and others at just the right moment. The jet went through a vapor layer when the light was ideal to reflect a rainbow....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Rainbow-Contrail/

The Limits of Humanity

How far can we go? If humans were to develop technologies way beyond what we have now, there are still limits on how far we can travel, which is just a tiny fraction of the size of the universe. A very tiny fraction.[htt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/The-Limits-of-Humanity/

Jabba the Hutt Apple Turnovers

The sarlacc preferred to eat Jabba the Hutt raw. But Hutt flesh is a bit too tough for my taste, so I pefer this solution devised by Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin. She first created a paper stencil, which she used to create...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Jabba-the-Hutt-Apple-Turnovers/

Leopards Meet Def Leppard

The Arkansas School for the Deaf selected a leopard as a mascot for their athletic teams back in 1941. Since then, the athletes have been the Arkansas School for the Deaf Leopards. The British band Def Leppard played a c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Leopards-Meet-Def-Leppard/

Alanis Morissette Updates Her Hit Song "Isn't It Ironic?" For The Digital Age

Isn't it ironic that Alanis Morissette's hit song "Isn't It Ironic?" isn't actually about irony at all, but rather coincidence or happenstance? I guess "Isn't It Happenstance?" didn't have the same ring to it.Twenty year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Alanis-Morissette-Updates-Her-Hit-Song-Isnt-It-Ironic-For-The-Digital-Age/

The Benefits of Living in an Earthship Home

Earthship homes are designed to be completely friendly to the environment, sustainable, and inexpensive. Just don’t try to build one in an area with an HOA. They may look weird, but there are plenty of advantages t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/The-Benefits-of-Living-in-an-Earthship-Home/

Join Ven-Tech - Don't Make Brock "Recruit" You...

Join Ven-Tech by Adho1982Doctor Venture wasn't having any luck recruiting new henchman staff members for Ven-Tech, because for some reason all the armed mercenaries in the world want to go work for that maniac The Monar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Join-Ven-Tech-Dont-Make-Brock-Recruit-You/

CEO Snoozes At The Office, Employees Work Overtime Photoshopping Him

Folks, you've gotta learn from the mistakes of others in this internet heavy age, and one of the lessons we've learned is don't fall asleep at work or your fellow employees will Photoshop you.Now it seems like this rule...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/CEO-Snoozes-At-The-Office-Employees-Work-Overtime-Photoshopping-Him/

The Sound of Smash Mouth

DJ Cummerbund combined as many internet memes that revolve around sadness as he could find to make this remix. We have Smash Mouth’s big hit “All Star” altered to a minor key, the musical hook from &ldq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/The-Sound-of-Smash-Mouth/

The True Origin Of Cthulhu

Most fans believe H.P. Lovecraft drew inspiration for the Cthulhu mythos from a variety of sources- Science fiction and mythological beings as the physical inspiration for the creatures, cosmic indifferentism and nihilis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/The-True-Origin-Of-Cthulhu/

Medieval Reenactor Takes out Drone with a Spear

You've got a drone! It's an incredibly advanced piece of technology. But that doesn't make you invincible. It might even make you more vulnerable.This drone flew over a medieval historical reenactment in Russia. A warrio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Medieval-Reenactor-Takes-out-Drone-with-a-Spear/

High Wire Cat

We’ll never know why a cat decided to climb this tall utility pole, but we know he/she was there long enough for someone to call out the Algerian Civil Defence force. They came with a ladder and safety equipment fo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/High-Wire-Cat/

This Billboard Kills Mosquitoes

(Image: NBS)Two ad agencies in Brazil built this billboard in Rio de Janeiro as a way to kill mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. It emits Lurex 3, a chemical that smells like human sweat. This attracks mosquitoes. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/This-Billboard-Kills-Mosquitoes/

Deep Dish: the Era of the Home Satellite Dish

Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from Ernie Smith, the editor of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another life, he ran ShortFormBlog.(Image credit: Bmag32)For...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Deep-Dish-the-Era-of-the-Home-Satellite-Dish/

Amazing Dad Builds Robotic Pancreas for His Son

(Photo: Sandy Huffaker/Wall Street Journal)Third-grader Andrew Calabrese of San Diego, California has Type 1 diabetes. Everywhere he goes, he carries with him a robotic pancreas to regulate his blood sugar.Desig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Amazing-Dad-Builds-Robotic-Pancreas-for-His-Son/

Who is Older Than You?

Nathan Yau at Flowing Data has a chart that explains where you are on the age continuum. Select your age, and find out what percentage of all living people are older than you are, and what percentage are younger. Before...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Who-is-Older-Than-You/

Fish Pops up to Drink Beer

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0QQjTPs1QU](Video Link)It's a hot day out on the lake in Brazil. The fishermen brought beer to help keep themselves cool and hydrated. They generously share with one of their new friends...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/12/Fish-Pops-up-to-Drink-Beer/
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