We SUCK in Colder Weather

(YouTube link)

The Holderness Family (previously at Neatorama) took the opportunity of a few snow days in North Carolina to make a parody of the song “Colder Weather” by the Zac Brown Band. This version laments how inexperienced Southern people are about ice and snow. They use table salt and brooms instead of rock salt and snow shovels. And they had enough time to become obsessed with a certain colored dress. I hope they’ve gotten used to it by now -here in Kentucky, we are expecting another three inches of snow tonight.  -via Scott Kreidler


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 
New T-Shirts from the NeatoShop:



That's My Kind of Princess!

Now isn't she a pretty, pretty princess? I've seen tons of Barbie cakes, but never a kaiju princess like this one. And who wouldn't prefer a Japanese superbabe like this one? We'd better hope she gets a nice present or else this princess might just take down the city. 

This image was uploaded by Imgur user CaptainShadow. No word on who made it though.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

30 Weird Apps

(YouTube link)

There are millions of apps available for your digital umbilical cord, er, I mean phone. Some of them push the envelope into the ozone, but people use them anyway. Or do they? maybe they just download them for laughs. Even if I had a smart phone, I would find all these simple to do without. Mike Rugnetta guest-hosts the mental_floss List Show this week.


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

The Fifty Healthiest Foods, With a Recipe for Each

Time magazine curated a list of the 50 healthiest foods known to nutrition science and asked registered dietician, nutritionist and cookbook author Tina Ruggiero to give facts about the nutritional value of each item. Recipes for each food are supplied as well.

One food on the list is the avocado, which containts 20 easily absorbed vitamins and minerals. Substituting an avocado for a saturated fat (such as butter or cheese) is thought to reduce risk of heart disease, even without weight loss. 

Nutrition per serving (With one avocado being a serving):
Calories: 322
Fat: 29.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 14 mg
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Dietary fiber: 13.5 g
Sugars: 1 g
Protein: 4 g


Recipe from Cooking Light: Chipotle Pork and Avocado Wrap
Ingredients
1/2 cup mashed peeled avocado
1 1/2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices cut Simply Roasted Pork (about 8 ounces)
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
1/4 cup bottled salsa

Preparation
Combine the first 7 ingredients, stirring well.

Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spread about 2 tablespoons avocado mixture over each tortilla, leaving a 1-inch border. Arrange Simply Roasted Pork slices down center of tortillas. Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup shredded lettuce and 1 tablespoon salsa, and roll up.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Badass Raccoon - If Looks Could Kill


Badass Raccoon by Mankeeboi

Rocket went from being a misunderstood experiment to the most badass raccoon in the galaxy, and now the Corps can't imagine the Guardians running smoothly without him. He likes hangin' out with trees, building amazing weaponry and blowing stuff up, all things that make him feel at one with the galaxy. But if he wakes up on the wrong side of the starship you'd better watch out, because he packs a nasty bite!

Share your love of intergalactic mammalian adventurers with this Badass Raccoon t-shirt by Mankeeboi, it's one mighty colorful way to show love for team Rocket!

Visit Mankeeboi's Facebook fan page and Twitter, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more geek-tastic designs:

MEGABOI Bloody Rage HAPPY I Am Groovy

View more designs by Mankeeboi | More Sci-Fi T-shirts | New T-Shirts

Are you a professional illustrator or T-shirt designer? Let's chat! Sell your designs on the NeatoShop and get featured in front of tons of potential new fans on Neatorama!


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

One Last Museum Visit

This photograph was Tweeted by St.Ambulance Wens (Ambulance Wish Foundation), an organization that fulfills the last wishes of bedridden terminal patients. The lady on the gurney wanted to visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam one last time. The painting is a Rembrandt self-portrait, part of an exhibition of his works on display through May 17.  -via reddit

Previously: A Last Goodbye.

(Image credit: Stichting Ambulance Wens Nederland)


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Video Gives Viewers a Good Look at a Goblin Shark Found in Australia



YouTube Link

The goblin shark in the YouTube still shot above was found in Australia in January and was donated to the Australian Museum of Sydney. In the video (which can be accessed by clicking on the YouTube link above) Mark McGrouther, the Collection Manager at the museum, shows off the dead specimen, allowing for a close-up view and explanation of its unusual jaw structure, nose and teeth.

To see a video of a live goblin shark biting in the manner explained above, visit this earlier Neatorama post for that fascinating footage.


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Get All Geared Up For St. Patrick's Day With These T-Shirts & Accessories

St. Paddy's, Saint Patrick's Day, that day when people drink green beer and pretend to be Irish- whatever you call it, and however you celebrate it, one thing's for certain- you don't want to leave the house without the proper gear or you're liable to get pinched!

If you're looking to make a bold statement this St. Patrick's Day then you should head to the NeatoShop and grab a geeky tee or two, or a fun St. Patrick's Day accessory, and celebrate in style!

If you're like most people you'll probably be attending a party on St. Paddy's Day

Saint Party's Day

Hanging out with some good friends and swapping tales of fame and fortune

Swap by Boggs Nicolas

Talkin' about your favorite numbers, or your favorite desserts

Epic Pi day and St. Patrick's 2 in 1 by Mudge

Continue reading

Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Hulk, Possibly the Largest Pit Bull Alive, is a Big Softie

This is Hulk, a 173-pound pitbull. His owner Marlon Grannon breeds and trains protection and police dogs at Dark Dynasty K9 in New Hampshire, but he has made Hulk his family pet. While he's not an official record holder, Hulk may be the largest of his kind — he's certainly a massive example of the breed.

In spite of his formidable appearance, Grannon says Hulk is a cuddly sweetheart with all of his family members. He also likes to sing! See the videos below for an example of Hulk's musical stylings, and a profile of him by Barcroft TV. Keep up with Hulk's happenings on Facebook and Instagram, and see a number of adorable photographs of him here. 


More on Hulk
YouTube Link


Hulk sings with one of his humans.
YouTube Link 

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Romance Novel Covers Remade with Real People

The passion . . . the lust . . . the cellulite. These romance novel covers are a bit more realistic. Charles Manning, Lauren Ahn, and Kathleen Kamphausen recreated for Cosmpolitan the cover images for 10 bodice-rippers using ordinary people. The couples look very much in love, but we might not want to witness the continuation of their intimate congress.

Content warning: implied nudity that you probably don't want to think about.

-via Geek x Girls


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Lioness Opens Car Door at Drive-Through Safari Park

YouTube Link

YouTube user Joshua Sutherland said his sisters Kaylene and Cindy were visiting their parents who are missionaries in South Africa when a lioness at a drive-through safari park opened the family's car door with her teeth. Hopefully that will teach them to keep the doors locked!

Miss Cellania posted about another 2009 incident at a Johannesburg, South Africa drive-through safari park in which a lion did the same thing. I wonder if it was the same park, and that's the way the pride gets their jollies? Via Tastefully Offensive

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

9 Cool Pieces of Multi-Purpose Furniture

Why settle for a piece of furniture that only serves one purpose when you can have a piece that does more functions? That's why over at Homes and Hues, we rounded up nine handy pieces of furniture that can each be used for more than their obvious intended purpose.

There's a bed that can become a desk, a table that's also a wine rack, or a crib that can grow along with the child and eventually turn into a full-sized bed. There's even a table with removable glass panels that can be switched out and used as dishes, vases or other useful options.

Don't miss the full list over at Homes and Hues: 9 Neat Pieces of Multipurpose Furniture


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Comment Cards for Life


You know those little comment cards that businesses would like you to fill out for feedback? Wouldn’t it be nice if we had those for every situation of life? You’ll find comment cards for all kinds of everyday situations in the new book Comment Cards for Life by Derek McCloud.

You could really use a checklist for all the parts of your roommate that need improvement. Or maybe you want to leave a complaint with the neighbor whose dogs bark all night. How about handling out a card to get feedback on your own performance -as a lover, friend, or family member? Keep reading to see some of the many cards available in the book.

Continue reading
See more featured images over at Spotlight

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Adventure Time Jewelry Wraps Around Your Neck

Etsy seller lyl393 makes clever use of the elongated characters on Adventure Time by showing them stretched as necklaces. The shapeshifting Jake is, of course, the most obvious choice. But the form also works very well with her depictions of Lady Rainicorn, Fiona and Cake, and Lord Monochromicorn.

This romantic piece that shows Jake and Lady Rainicorn together is especially charming.

-via Fashionably Geek


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Panda Asks for a Hug from Human Before Coming Down from Tree

YouTube Link

In footage from CCTV News China, a breeder at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China attempts to take a panda bear out of her tree, but she resists him until her motion asking for a hug is granted. Via Laughing Squid

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Envy - Imagination Takes Flight


Envy by Fishbiscuit

Being a big bird who can't fly tends to get you down, and when you spend your days watching your avian kin soar through the sky completely untethered it kinda makes you want to sing a sad song. But Bird knows it's not good to give in to feelings of jealousy and envy, and besides he has plenty of stuff to do on the Street like counting the letters in Sesame, saying his ABCs, and hanging out with a bunch of fuzzy friends who are stuck on the end of somebody's arm!

Add a visual flight of imagination to your geeky wardrobe with this Envy t-shirt by Fishbiscuit, it's totally dreamy!

Visit Fishbiscuit's Facebook fan page, official website, Twitter and Tumblr, then head on over to her NeatoShop for more fantastic designs:

All Star Hero Tearjerker Old School Records Bacon Rainbow

View more designs by Fishbiscuit | More Funny T-shirts | New T-Shirts

Are you a professional illustrator or T-shirt designer? Let's chat! Sell your designs on the NeatoShop and get featured in front of tons of potential new fans on Neatorama!


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Men Pee on Beehive, Bees React

A bus in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, pulled over on the side of the road to allow the men to relieve themselves. There was a beehive nearby, and one man thought it would be funny to urinate on the beehive. He convinced several other men to do the same, all at the same time. The bees were not happy, and swarmed out of the hive to sting the first body parts they came to. They also swarmed onto the bus and attacked other riders. Medics attended to 22 people who had been stung on their faces, hands, and penises. One person was taken to a hospital with swelling and a high fever. No word on whether that was the instigator. -via Uproxx


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Man Creates Shapchat Résumé to Apply for a Job at Snapchat


(Video Link)

Elski Felson wants to work for Snapchat, the company that makes the image instant messaging phone app of the same name. He faces a challenge familiar to most job seekers: being sufficiently interesting that a hiring manager will actually read his résumé instead of tossing it into the trash.

He could send in a paper résumé. But that won’t stand out from the dozens or hundreds of similar résumés sent in by his competitors. He has to be unique. To do so, Felson made a video résumé with the Snapchat app.

It’s a funny video, but Felson also takes the job application process somewhat seriously. He goes through the job description line by line and illustrates his ability to fulfill it.

He hasn’t heard back from Snapchat. I suspect that the video will open some doors for Felson somewhere. Some prospective employers may be put off by his style, but he probably wouldn’t want to work for them anyway.

-via Blame It on the Voices


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Enchanted Forest

Ellie Davies is a UK-based multimedia artist who has been shooting forest landscapes for seven years now. With effects layered onto the images in post processing, the results are full of wonder, evoking thoughts of nymphs, fairies and fantasy.

Visit the artist's website to see more of this series, and follow her on social media via Facebook and Twitter.
 
Via Bored Panda | Images: Ellie Davies



Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Baby Stops Crying When She Hears Taylor Swift


(Video Link)

6-month old Rosie doesn’t want One Direction or Meghan Trainor. Only Taylor Swift will do! When she’s crying, it’s because she wants to hear Swift’s “Blank Space.”

Taylor Swift approves of her youngest fan:

-via Huffington Post


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Fun DIY Ideas For Recycling Old CDs

(Image/Tutorial Link)

Nowadays people are digitizing their entire media collections, so the files can be stored on external hard drives, memory cards and media devices rather than having a bunch of CDs and DVDs cluttering up their lives.

Some of those hard copies we’d rather live without are worth a bundle, but most are pretty much worthless at this point in time, and so they end up being donated or simply tossed out. 

(Image/Tutorial Link)

Take a look at this article which lists 25 Brilliant DIY Ideas For Recycling Old CDs and you might not be so quick to toss those discs.

The projects range from simple to insanely complex, with a few ridiculous projects in the mix...just like those few ridiculous guilty pleasure CDs in your collection!


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Frog Burger

(Photo: PR Times)

Can you guess what animal is cooked in this special sandwich?

The café at the Japanese science museum Orbi Yokohama is noted for its surprising hamburgers, such as one that looks like the Earth. That museum, in conjunction with the nearby Sunshine Aquarium, held an exhibit on poisonous and venomous animals, including frogs. After looking at poisonous frogs, you’re invited to eat a presumably non-poisonous one. You read more about it at Rocket News 24.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Rock ’n’ Roll is Older Than You Think

What we know as rock ’n’ roll was not born, nor was it invented, in any particular place or time. It evolved out of different music genres that were played by all kinds of people early in the 20th century, most who never recorded their music. Author and photograph collector Jim Linderman wrote a book called The Birth of Rock and Roll that includes many found photographs of the types of musicians who contributed to what eventually became known as rock ’n’ roll music.     

“We have this notion that rock ’n’ roll started in Memphis in 1955, and it really didn’t,” Linderman says. “Bob Wills was playing in the ’30s and ’40s in Oklahoma, and Chuck Berry modeled ‘Maybellene’ on a Bob Wills song. The roots of rock go back a lot further than we realize. It came from the church, from vaudeville, from the music played in after-hours clubs, from juke joints. Some of it came from Ireland. It’s such a conglomeration, and that diversity is the real back story of rock ’n’ roll. Without any trouble at all, I was able to include people of all races in this book. I was able to show the melting pot in America, which came together to create this phenomenon.

“I was especially happy to be able to include so many women performers, because they never got their due,” he continues. “Which is why we don’t know who they are now. I love being able to illustrate how broad the music used to be, because now it’s so narrow and pigeonholed. It seems we’ve lost some of the breadth that used to be there.”

Linderman talked to Collectors Weekly about the dive bars, state fairs, churches, and back porches that were the collective incubators of music that crossed racial lines and led to the explosion of rock ’n’ roll in the 1950s and ’60s.


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Weasel Rides Woodpecker: The Meme

Recently a photo by Martin Le-May of a weasel on the back of a woodpecker in flight went viral. As per usual with popular photos on the internet, people are having memetastic times with it. Here are some samples. See more here.

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Happy Baby Goats Wag Their Tails as Quickly as They Can


(Video Link)

Mostly Minis, a goat farm in Armstrong, British Columbia, sells tiny goats for pets or milk production.

When the goats want milk, they visit their local bottle stand. Drinking there makes them so happy!

-via Nothing to Do with Aborath

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

14 Things You Might Not Know About The Sound of Music

It’s been 50 years since The Sound of Music opened in theaters. You know the songs, you might recall the story, and now it’s time to learn a few things about the making of the film. Starring Julie Andrews, it is loosely based on the autobiography of the real Maria von Trapp. And it wasn’t an easy film shoot.

1. Julie Andrews Kept Falling Over During The Mountain Scene.

The opening scene of Andrews twirling on the mountaintop may look effortless, but it was anything but. Not only was it raining and cold throughout production, the helicopter kept knocking Andrews over. “This was a jet helicopter,” she said. “And the down draft from those jets was so strong that every time … the helicopter circled around me and the down draft just flattened me into the grass. And I mean flattened. It was fine for a couple of takes, but after that you begin to get just a little bit angry… And I really tried. I mean, I braced myself, I thought, ‘It’s not going to get me this time.’ And every single time, I bit the dust.”

7. Andrews Kept Giggling During The Love Scene.

When Maria and Captain von Trapp declare their love in the gazebo, Andrews and Plummer had to stand close together and sing “Something Good.” But the romance was interrupted when the lights above them made rude noises that caused Andrews to giggle. “Christopher would be looking into my eyes and saying 'Oh Maria I love you,' and there’d be this awful raspberry coming from the lights above us,” Andrews said.  Finally, director Robert Wise turned the lights off and filmed the scene in silhouette.

Just those two tidbits ought to give you something to think about the next time you watch those scenes. The children didn’t fare much better, between growth spurts, injuries, and trauma. Read the rest of the trivia list about The Sound of Music at mental_floss.


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Maneki Metal - Extreme Cattitude


Maneki Metal by Paula Garcia

For decades the maneki-neko has brought us good luck and beckoned us to come closer, but ever since that cute little kittie discovered heavy metal he's been throwing up devil horns and banging heads! He used to call you closer, but now you don't want to get too close or you might catch a spike in the eye. Maneki-neko looks good with a metal style, but somebody needs to show him how to apply a proper corpse paint to his face!

Bring some heavy metal cattitude to your geeky wardrobe with this Maneki Metal t-shirt by Paula Garcia, it's the rockin' fun way to spread smiles wherever you go!

Visit Paula Garcia's Facebook fan page, official website, Instagram and Twitter, then head on over to her NeatoShop for more delightfully geeky designs:

Sakura Uncle Titan Umbrella Neighbor The Samurai

View more designs by Paula Garcia | More Funny T-shirts | New T-Shirts

Are you a professional illustrator or T-shirt designer? Let's chat! Sell your designs on the NeatoShop and get featured in front of tons of potential new fans on Neatorama!


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Jean-Claude Van Damme in My Little Pony

For more than 30 years, Jean-Claude Van Damme has been a compelling action movie star. He's made thrilling scenes of danger and violence. This path inevitably led him to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. YouTube user TechPony digitally added him to the grisly combat scene at the climax of the episode "A Canterlot Wedding." Now the action team Mane 6 has all of the firepower needed to overwhelm Queen Chrysalis's changeling invaders.


(Video Link)

-via You Bent My Wookie


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Homer Simpson Predicted the Mass of the Higgs Boson Particle 14 Years Before Scientists Discovered It


(Image: Fox)

In 1998, The Simpsons episode “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace” depicted lovable dunce Homer Simpson as a failed inventor. At one point, he writes a mathematical equation on a chalkboard. Simon Singh, the author of The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets says that this equation describes the mass of the Higgs boson subatomic particle . . . more than a decade before scientists discovered it! The Daily Telegraph reports:

Simon Singh, author of The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets, told a literary festival audience that the series is staffed by writers with an interest in maths.

The Simpsons is the most mathematical TV show on prime-time television in history. A lot of the writers on The Simpsons are mathematicians," he said.

"That equation predicts the mass of the Higgs boson. If you work it out, you get the mass of a Higgs boson that's only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs boson actually is.

"It's kind of amazing as Homer makes this prediction 14 years before it was discovered."

When I encountered this story, it struck me as suspiciously too good to be true. It may turn out false as many astonishing science news stories do. But note that Simon Singh has a doctorate in particle physics, so presumably he knows what he’s talking about.

-via Glenn Reynolds


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

On-Set Photos of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange



Kubrick's once controversial 1972 film A Clockwork Orange is filled with more than a bit of the old ultraviolence. Some love the colorful film adaptation of Anthony Burgess' 1962 dystopian novel, some don't, to put it mildly. Malcolm McDowell, who played protagonist Alex DeLarge, did an excellent job with the role, and many scenes are unforgettable.

Any fan of Kubrick knows that on his film sets, there was a ton of discussion and downtime for many of the actors as he obsessed over one detail or another in between hundreds of takes. This photo collection at Dangerous Minds features some great behind-the-scenes captures from the film shoot. Put on some Ludwig Van and come and get one in the yarbles, if you have any yarbles. (Warning: NSFW, nudity and sexual imagery.)



Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 





Email This Post to a Friend
""

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window