Archive for July 28th, 2016

Norway Considers Giving Finland a Mountain to Celebrate Its 100th Birthday

(Image: Google Maps)On December 6, 1917, Finland declared independence from Russia. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of that event, its friendly neighbor, Norway, would like to give it a mountain.The Norwegian governme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Norway-Considers-Giving-Finland-a-Mountain-to-Celebrate-Its-100th-Birthday/

The Pikachu Hunter Pumpgun

You shouldn't use dangerous weapons while hunting Pokémon in real life, because you're more likely to harm the little critters you're hunting than capture them.Instead, you should check out this video by Joerg Spr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/The-Pikachu-Hunter-Pumpgun/

Missing Cat Emerges in Paris Eight Years Later

Marna Gillian and Sean Purdy had a cat named Moon Unit, until she disappeared from her home in London as they hosted a New year’s Eve party in 2007. They searched for her, and posted notices, but after a few months...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Missing-Cat-Emerges-in-Paris-Eight-Years-Later/

Pooper Is Like Uber, But for Dog Poop

(Image: Pooper)Some people, like my slovenly neighbor Frank, hate to scoop their dog's poop and just leave it where their dogs excrete it. Other people don't mind picking up dog poop and would like to earn a few extra bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Pooper-Is-Like-Uber-But-for-Dog-Poop/

The Case For Leaving City Rats Alone

Are there more rats in Vancouver than ever before, or are people just more aware of them now? There has been very little research on rat populations in cities, and the Vancouver Rat Project aims to change that. Veterinar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/The-Case-For-Leaving-City-Rats-Alone/

Real Life Tarzan Runs Straight up a Tree

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYW0rXi9gRM](Video Link)This guy is amazing! He doesn't need rope or hooks. He moves so quickly up the enormous tree that his method looks more like running that climbing. And since he's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Real-Life-Tarzan-Runs-Straight-up-a-Tree/

A Full Load Of Package Delivery Fail Pics

Postal workers and other parcel dropper offers are supposed to ensure our packages are delivered safely and not just left out in the open like cardboard prey, so they try to get tricky with their hiding places.Some opt f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/A-Full-Load-Of-Package-Delivery-Fail-Pics/

Do Mice Really Like Cheese?

In a word, no. But somehow we got that idea and enshrined it in our fables and pop culture. Simon Whistler from Today I Found Out gives us the lowdown.[https://youtu.be/9jiAzShQpsc] (YouTube link)Someone told me long ago...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Do-Mice-Really-Like-Cheese/

Cosplayer Creates Epic Scale Spider Monster Costume

Cosplayer Marie-Claude Bourbonnais is so much more than just a beautiful face and a sexy costume- she's a truly talented costume designer and a crafty fabricator too.Recently she created a costume that showcases all of h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Cosplayer-Creates-Epic-Scale-Spider-Monster-Costume/

Sleepy Horse Uses Woman's Head as Pillow

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bES1_GpjO60](Video Link)Jimmy the horse wanted a nap. His human's head was handy, so he leaned over to use her for support. The human, Lisa Brown, explains:I was out in the fields early o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Sleepy-Horse-Uses-Womans-Head-as-Pillow/

Politifact in Real Life

Politifact, a fact-checking website from the Tampa Bay Times, is a handy tool when you want to know the real story behind a political soundbite, even when you don’t like the results. Most of the time, the details a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Politicfact-in-Real-Life/

Casey At Bat - He's Batting A Thousand Against The Foot

Casey At Bat by ClayGrahamArtYou've most likely heard the tale of Casey who went to bat and struck out in Mudsville that fateful day, the mighty baseball player falling from grace. Well, this Casey ain't got nothin' to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Casey-At-Bat-Hes-Batting-A-Thousand-Against-The-Foot/

Man Throws Batarang at Pursuing Police

(Image: Warner Bros.)Batman has been in close calls with the police, who haven't always seen him as an ally. He has always gotten away, though, through his skilled use of precision tools, such as the batarang.(Photo: Sea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Man-Throws-Batarang-at-Pursuing-Police/

Photographer Sent Bill for her Own Photo, Fights Back

Photographer Carol Highsmith began donating her works to the Library of Congress in 1988, and continues to do so. She also posts images on the website of her non-profit photography foundation This is America! But Highsmi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Photographer-Sent-Bill-for-her-Own-Photo-Fights-Back/

Guy Busts Out A Dubstep Beat Using Only His Mouth And A McDonald's Soda

Dubstep used to be the electronic soundtrack of choice for movies and TV shows, oh, and commercials loved to slam it in our faces too.Now you rarely hear that dubstep wub-wub-wub-wub pouring out of the world's speakers,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Guy-Busts-Out-A-Dubstep-Beat-Using-Only-His-Mouth-And-A-McDonalds-Soda/

Pokémon GO Baby Names

The explosion of the game Pokémon GO is leading to the inevitable: babies named after Pokémon. It’s not the first time someone’s done it, but the popularity of the name Eevee is growing, as well...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Pokmon-GO-Baby-Names/

Wear Your 90s Nostalgia On Your Chest With One Of These Rad Retro T-Shirts

I Heart the 90's by BootsThe dream of the 90s has been alive in Portland since the 90s, but now the 90s are back in a big way with everyone who feels nostalgiac about the decade that closed out the 20th century.If you're...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Wear-Your-90s-Nostalgia-On-Your-Chest-With-One-Of-These-Rad-Retro-T-Shirts/

10 Kids Treehouses That Go Well Beyond Treehouses

Did you have a treehouse when you were a kid? Mine was a few boards placed across some branches, just a platform, really, but the neighborhood kids had fun climbing up and sitting in the tree together. Thanks to professi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/10-Kids-Treehouses-That-Go-Well-Beyond-Treehouses/

The Craziest Bike Path

UPDATE 7/28/16: Thanks to commenters T313, Rudolph, and Andre Woola, we now know! It's Entrelacement, a public art work by Michel de Broin. You can see it on Google Street View here. Go team Neatoramanauts!-----...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/The-Craziest-Bike-Path/

Big Bird Does “Summertime”

Big Bird channels Will Smith as he and the the usual suspects from Sesame Street do the song “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. It’s a product of the editing skills of Adam S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Big-Bird-Does-Summertime/

50+ Fantastic Cosplay Photos From the 2016 San Diego Comic Con

Last week, Zeon Santos and I experienced the delightful, chaotic mobbing of geekery known as San Diego Comic Con. As always, some people went all out creating amazing costumes to celebrate their favorite movies, tv shows...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Fantastic-Cosplay-Photos-From-the-2016-San-Diego-Comic-Con/

Son Replaces Family Photos With Pics Of Steve Buscemi, Mom Doesn't Notice

Steve Buscemi has a very unique appearance which makes it unlikely he'll ever be mistaken for, say, your uncle Ted, that is, unless Ted is a Buscemi look-alike.Steve's look naturally makes him stand out in a crowd, and h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Son-Replaces-Family-Photos-With-Pics-Of-Steve-Buscemi-Mom-Doesnt-Notice/

Bat Boys - The Three Best Friends A City Badly In Need Of Repair Ever Had

Bat Boys by TeeKetchThey're the three best friends Gotham ever had, a trio to strike terror into the hearts of criminals and repair all that is wrong with their city. Bert, the Bat and Dick, also known as the Bat Boys,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Bat-Boys-The-Three-Best-Friends-A-City-Badly-In-Need-Of-Repair-Ever-Had/

Parrot Becomes Squeaky Toy

[https://youtu.be/pZ1nAR86Vd8] (YouTube link)Believe it or not, this is a live parrot, and not a squeeze toy! Kanji has not only learned how to make the exact sound of a squeaky toy, he also knows the appropriate time to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Parrot-Becomes-Squeaky-Toy/

Instagram Account Shows What It's Like To Go Camping With Your Cat

(Image Link)For some reason I've never been able to get my pet cats to stay in the house, let alone stay in my yard, and yet there are cat whisperers out there who take their kitty with them wherever they go.(Image Link)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Instagram-Account-Shows-What-Its-Like-To-Go-Camping-With-Your-Cat/






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