Archive for June 30th, 2016

130 People Using a Single Pair of Skis Simultaneously

(Image: Guinness World Records)As a teambuilding exercise, the Finnish energy firm St1 had 130 employees wear and use one pair of skis. The custom-built skis (yeah, you can't find these in sporting goods stores) were 140...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/130-People-Using-a-Single-Pair-of-Skis-Simultaneously/

The Enterprise Studio Model, Restored and on Display

The original starship USS Enterprise from the 1966-68 series Star Trek has been sitting neglected at the Smithsonian Institution for years. Now it’s on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/The-Enterprise-Studio-Model-Restored-and-on-Display/

A Brother's Love

(Lunarbaboon)Big brother and little sister will always have a special, loving relationship--until the cash changes hands. He loves her because he's invested a lot in the relationship. So join in the fun and keep in mind...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/A-Brothers-Love/

Name That Art

Soul Pancake staged a game. A young child, in this case, 5-year-old Alexa, describes famous works of art. Two art experts try to guess what piece she’s describing. If you want to play along, you should move the vid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Name-That-Art/

Awesome First Grade Teacher Lets Her Students Draw on Her Dress

(Photo: Chris-ShaRee Castlebury)Chris-ShaRee Castlebury has a special gift for her "precious Picassos." She's a first grade teacher at Pat Henry Elementary School in Lawton, Oklahoma. Toward the end of the school year, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Awesome-First-Grade-Teacher-Lets-Her-Students-Draw-on-Her-Dress/

The First American Hero - He's Got Your Back

The First American Hero by DeepFriedArtIn the 80s we met the Greatest American Hero, but that guy ain't got nothin' on the First American Hero, our old pal Cap. Both had similarly scrawny backstories, and both were give...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/The-First-American-Hero-Hes-Got-Your-Back/

Jeff Goldblum Reads a Children's Book Version of Independence Day

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDXaoth0Vd8](Video Link)20 years ago, actors Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith defeated an alien invasion as described in the 1996 documentary Independence Day. To promote the sequel,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Jeff-Goldblum-Reads-a-Childrens-Book-Version-of-Independence-Day/

Yearbook Photos Of The 2016 Presidential Election Candidates

The 2016 Presidential election has such a diverse and odd cast of characters it almost seems like America is being trolled by a hidden camera show.But as far as we can tell they're all human beings with average Earthling...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Yearbook-Photos-Of-The-2016-Presidential-Election-Candidates/

Prankster Leaves Funny Signs at the Zoo

Obvious Plant is Jeff Wysaski's ongoing project to leave funny but fake signs in public places to confuse and amuse people. Most recently, he left official-looking signs at the Los Angeles Zoo that educate visitors about...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Prankster-Leaves-Funny-Signs-at-the-Zoo/

Kite Surfer Rescued by Batman and Robin

Friends Derren Guile and David Schneider were out kayaking last Sunday off the coast of Sussex. They were dressed as Batman and Robin because they were participating in the Superhero Paddle at Shoreham Beach. The cosplay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Kite-Surfer-Rescued-by-Batman-and-Robin/

A Music Video Made Using Snapchat Filters

People who aren't fond of new tech claim you can't do anything good with smartphones or the apps contained within, but those luddites are applying limitations to this technology that simply aren't there.The beauty of usi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/A-Music-Video-Made-Using-Snapchat-Filters/

Selective Memory

This curious slogan takes up the entire back of a Chevy truck in Oregon. After marveling at the creative spelling and kerning, you have to wonder at the motivation behind it. Various redditors offered their explanations...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Selective-Memory/

Jupiter's Northern Lights

(Composite image by NASA/European Space Agency)Have you ever seen the aurora borealis or the aurora australis? They're wonders to behold, but auroras are not limited to Earth. Jupiter has them, too. NASA and the European...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Jupiters-Northern-Lights/

Shark Sonogram

They caught a pregnant tiger shark. Very pregnant. Luckily for her, these are not fishermen looking for shark steaks, but a crew from the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. So what do you do with a pregnant shark? Giv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Shark-Sonogram/

The Creep Catcher Network Is Using Vigilante Justice To Catch Child Molesters

Child molesters are generally thought of as the lowest form of human life, and even the drug dealers and murderers in prison see them as total scumbags.So it comes as no surprise that people often work together to flush...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/The-Creep-Catcher-Network-Is-Using-Vigilante-Justice-To-Catch-Child-Molesters/

How Reality TV Gets Real Estate Completely Wrong

When I catch a glimpse of someone in my family watching a house buying show on TV, the thing that impresses me the most is how fairly young people have such a huge amount of money to spend on a house. But that’s fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/How-Reality-TV-Gets-Real-Estate-Completely-Wrong/

Actors And Directors Who Famously Turned Against Their Own Movies

When a filmmaker loses faith in the movie they're making, or an actor feels like the movie they're starring in is pure chipmunk poo, they understandably get upset and turn against their own film.Director Peter Bogdanovic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Actors-And-Directors-Who-Famously-Turned-Against-Their-Own-Movies/

The Kitten’s Great Escape

A kitten finds a way to escape his enclosure at JoLinn Pet House, a pet shop in Taiwan. But then what? Where does he go? Straight into another enclosure, this one with a puppy![https://youtu.be/2F7JZS0qS1I] (YouTube link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/The-Kittens-Great-Escape/

A Matter Of Time - Sanity Is A Relative Concept

A Matter Of Time by IdeasConPatatas To understand how normal earthly things like time work in Wonderland we must study the works of famous surrealists like Salvador Dali, because they were able to see into that ext...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/A-Matter-Of-Time-Sanity-Is-A-Relative-Concept/

Slave Leia Psylocke

(Photo: @free_range_geek)The savage and sultry Psylocke didn't stay in Jabba's palace for long. Within seconds of being given her costume, she drove a katana into his skull. But she kept the outfit, as displayed by cospl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Slave-Leia-Psylocke/

Books on Vinyl

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.Audiobooks are common thes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Books-on-Vinyl/

Belarusians Strip Naked after Accidental Order from Their Dictator

No, this isn't a scene from the Neatorama corporate office (although that's a reasonable guess). It's from Belarus. Recently, Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator of that nation, accidentally said at a conference that citi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Belarusians-Strip-Naked-after-Accidental-Order-from-Their-Dictator/

Market Street, San Francisco, 1906

On April 14, 1906, brothers Harry and Herbert Miles filmed the scene as they rode a cable car down Market Street in San Francisco. You see the hustle and bustle of the city with trolley cars, pedestrians, automobiles, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/30/Market-Street-San-Francisco-1906/
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