Archive for July 5th, 2016

American Flags Made of Baseball Bats

Brooks Hazelbaker grew up with baseball and came to golf later in life. He says that the typical golf club “never felt completely comfortable with my grip.” So he invented the HomeRun Putter—a golf club...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/American-Flags-Made-of-Baseball-Bats/

The Creepy Wonderland Built on the Healing Powers of Tiger Balm

Aw Chu Kin of Myanmar developed a salve called Ten Thousand Golden Oil in 1870, which we know today as Tiger Balm. His sons carried on the business in Singapore, and one of them, Aw Boon Haw, used a million dollars of hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/The-Creepy-Wonderland-Built-on-the-Healing-Powers-of-Tiger-Balm/

Beautiful Tooled Leather Bike Saddles

In 2014, artist Billy Sprague of Oakland, California inherited his grandfather's leatherworking tools. He wanted to explore his own family traditions, so he began using them. As an avid bicyclist, he applied his emerging...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Beautiful-Tooled-Leather-Bike-Saddles/

America’s Original Serial Killers

Serial killing in America is as old as the country is. Micajah “Big” Harpe and Wiley “Little” Harpe were around for the Revolutionary War, but had little reason to fight. What they really liked wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Americas-Original-Serial-Killers/

Rescuing a Baby Raccoon with a Life Jacket

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Dsh96Jt_o](Video Link)Redditor mystadobalina and his/her friends were enjoying the July 4th festivities on Swann Creek in Chesapeake Bay. They heard a mewling sound and found a baby rac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Rescuing-a-Baby-Raccoon-with-a-Life-Jacket/

Candidate for Worst Boss of 2016

A letter to the blog Ask A Manager details a work experience and asks for advice. It almost sounds fake, but it reminds me of one boss who wouldn’t let me take one day off to get married, then later expected me to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Candidate-for-Worst-Boss-of-2016/

Creepy Disembodied Head of Thomas the Tank Engine Crawls the Walls and Ceiling

Thomas the Tank Engine should have died a long, long time ago. He begged for death, but death would not, could not come. We needed him. In the midst of the desolation of post-apocalyptic Sodor, we needed Thomas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Creepy-Disembodied-Head-of-Thomas-the-Tank-Engine-Crawls-the-Walls-and-Ceiling/

Lil' Dredd Riding Hood - The Future Of Fairy Tales

Lil' Dredd Riding Hood by PoopsmoothieDredd was never one for fairy tales, since anything he couldn't shoot dead or arrest didn't really exist, but one day he met a toothy figure who made him want to believe that fairy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Lil-Dredd-Riding-Hood-The-Future-Of-Fairy-Tales/

Trippy Beach Towels By Collage Artist Eugenia Loli

There's one thing people always make sure to bring with them when they head to the beach- their trusty towel.Some people have a special towel they take with them, so they can look good while lounging on the sand, while o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Trippy-Beach-Towels-By-Collage-Artist-Eugenia-Loli/

Gardening with Bras

(Photo: Maple Village Women's Institute)With proper tending, Nature's bounty can grow almost anywhere. In this case, her fruits swell out of bra cups.Members of the Maple Village Women's Institute in Surbiton, Surrey, UK...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Gardening-with-Bras/

The Story Of The Contentious Big Trouble In Little China Screenplay

When it hit theaters thirty years ago, Big Trouble in Little China pulled disappointing numbers and then faded from view. In the years since, the camp comedy/action film has become a cult favorite among its fans...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/The-Story-Of-The-Contentious-Big-Trouble-In-Little-China-Screenplay/

People Who Served Up Their Own Brand Of Parking Lot Justice

Even if you're a calm and safe driver there's one aspect of driving which is bound to make your blood boil- the parking spot stealing, double space hogging and often downright rude drivers you encounter in parking lots....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/People-Who-Served-Up-Their-Own-Brand-Of-Parking-Lot-Justice/

Automate Your Backyard Garden with FarmBot

FarmBot Genesis is an automated gardening system. It’s pretty impressive for what it does, as outlined at Smithsonian.  Developed by a team of three from California, the kit is an autonomous machine that&rsquo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Automate-Your-Backyard-Garden-with-FarmBot/

Man Turns Bookcase into Playable Tetris Game

Øyvind Berntsen added LEDs to the cells of his bookcase, then made them programmable. With them, he can display pixelated images in multiple colors.Berntsen first used the setup to create a game of Snake which end...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Man-Turns-Bookcase-into-Playable-Tetris-Game/

RIP Noel Neill

Noel Neill had quite a few small film roles in the 1940s, but will always be remembered as Lois Lane, the love interest of Superman. In 1948, she was cast as Lane opposite Kirk Alyn as Superman in a 15-episode serial for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/RIP-Noel-Neill/

Man Walks Around with 90-Pound Rock on His Head to Lose Weight

(Image: CCTV)Cong Yan of Jilin, China weighed 230 pounds. He wanted to lose weight, but didn't know how. A weight loss business offered to help, but he couldn't afford it. So he found a simpler solution: wearing a 90-pou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Man-Walks-Around-with-90-Pound-Rock-on-His-Head-to-Lose-Weight/

An Honest Ad For Coffee

In the latest in their series of Honest Ads, Cracked looks at coffee. How you feel about this ad slamming our drinking habits all depends on how you drink your coffee. For example, the fact that caffeine is addicting and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/An-Honest-Ad-For-Coffee/

Hail the Great Chicken

Joshua Wright is correct. Chickens, which outnumber humans 3 to 1, are one of the foundations of our civilization. Without the chicken, we would be hungier. Let us erect a monument to the chicken and burn offerings befor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Hail-the-Great-Chicken/

Game Over Man - Has Mario Met His Match?

Game Over Man by Harebrained DesignMario liked to think he could handle any enemy who got in his way, and most of the time he was right, but a virus in the game software had resulted in xenomorph DNA being introduced in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Game-Over-Man-Has-Mario-Met-His-Match/

20 Show Secrets HGTV Doesn’t Want to Tell You

Do you watch the real estate and remodeling shows on HGTV? They are quite popular, and crews are out constantly filming new episodes of the half-dozen or so shows. But if you dream of getting on one of them, you should k...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/20-Show-Secrets-HGTV-Doesnt-Want-to-Tell-You/

These Might Be The Most Satisfying Pimple Popping Videos Ever Made

Who is this masked man? He's one of Dr. Sandra Lee's patients who prefers to remain anonymous, and his “mask” is a mass of blackheads which have taken over his face and are in serious need of direct action.(Y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/These-Might-Be-The-Most-Satisfying-Pimple-Popping-Videos-Ever-Made/

Plucked From Obscurity: Bicycle Seat, with Needles

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!Inventive, yet under-publicized devicesby Marina Tsipis, Improbabl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Plucked-From-Obscurity-Bicycle-Seat-with-Needles/

Cultural Appropriation

(Poorly Drawn Lines/Reza Farazamand)Hey, hey! Flying is what my people do, not yours. Stay on the ground where you belong. The air is our territory.webcomic, Poorly Drawn Lines, Reza Farazamand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/Cultural-Appropriation/

The Guns and Goblins of Bannerman’s Castle

Frank Bannerman bought an island in the Hudson River in New York to store his growing stock of military surplus goods and arms. He needed to build a warehouse anyway, so he made it a castle reminiscent of those he rememb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/The-Guns-and-Goblins-of-Bannermans-Castle/

This Machine Sprays You with Sunblock

If you apply sunblock to yourself, you may miss spots. And it can be awkward to ask someone else to rub it onto your hard-to-reach areas. That's why this invention could be handy. It's called the SnappyScreen. It sprays...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/05/This-Machine-Sprays-You-with-Sunblock/






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