Archive for November 16th, 2017

Space War Hostile Takeover - Mickey Ears Spread Fear Wherever They Go

Space War Hostile Takeover by Thompson Custom Art CreationsCorporate warfare is terrifying when it's waged in skyscrapers and board rooms, but when the corps take their conflicts into outer space the whole thing becom...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Space-War-Hostile-Takeover-Mickey-Ears-Spread-Fear-Wherever-They-Go/

The Long Journey to Make Pixar's Dia de los Muertos Movie Coco

Right after Toy Story 3 was released, director Lee Unkrich approached Disney about making a movie centered around Dia de los Muertos. They greenlit the project, although there was no story, no characters, and no...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/The-Long-Journey-to-Make-Pixars-Dia-de-los-Muertos-Movie-Coco/

Atlas Robot Practices for the Olympics

Boston Dynamics has been working on their Atlas humanoid robot (previously at Neatorama), fine-tuning its balance, agility, and speed. The resulting improvements are approaching uncanny valley territory. Just watch Atlas...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Atlas-Robot-Practices-for-the-Olympics/

Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes

When was the last time you saw anyone in the real world wear a cape (not counting trick-or-treaters)? In the Pixar movie The Incredibles, superhero costume designer Edna Mode declares capes forbidden. They are t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Why-the-Movies-Are-So-Obsessed-With-Capes/

Simon's Cat in DIY

In the latest Simon's Cat cartoon, the cat once again displays typical cat behavior that manages to ruin Simon's day. He's simply trying to install a new shelf on the wall. The cat knows that anything new is for sits. Es...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Simons-Cat-in-DIY/

True Kilts: Debunking the Myths About Highlanders and Clan Tartans

You might know that the tartan patterns of Scotland's kilts are very important to the clans who wear them. After all, each clan, or family, has a registered pattern. You might be surprised to find out how recent that cus...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/True-Kilts-Debunking-the-Myths-About-Highlanders-and-Clan-Tartans/

Making a Mirror

This guy starts off with a piece of glass. You can see the slats in the pallet below. Then he pours a bucket of liquid silver nitrate on it. You can immediately see the guy's reflection, but somewhere along the way, the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Making-a-Mirror/

Christmas Decorations Completed

When is the right time to switch from Halloween decorations to Christmas decorations? In a perfect world, the Halloween stuff would come down on November 1, and Christmas decorations would go up sometime during Thanksgiv...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Christmas-Decorations-Completed/

Nasty Notes, Death Threats And Other Troubling Pieces Of "Art" Done By Kids

When kids let the strange and silly stuff knocking around in their head spill out onto the page it usually just makes us giggle and say "um, okaaayyyy" at the ridiculousness of it all.But when kids write dark and creepy...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Nasty-Notes-Death-Threats-And-Other-Troubling-Pieces-Of-Art-Done-By-Kids/

An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-off

The town of Terlingua, Texas, has been hosting a chili cook-off for over 50 years now. In a state where chili cook-offs are thick as thieves, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history. The founders split...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/An-Illustrated-Look-at-the-Terlingua-Chili-Cook-off/

The Best Ways To Handle Forgetting Someone's Name

Forgetting someone's name will only become an embarrassing situation if you turn it into one, so if you ever run into someone and can't for the life of you remember their name just keep cool and ask them again.Don't have...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/The-Best-Ways-To-Handle-Forgetting-Someones-Name/

Porg Life - This Hamster Bird Thingy Is Super Hard, Yo!

Porg Life by JubbaTheHottThey're not going to save the galaxy, and they probably aren't going to fight the Sith like those wild and wooly Ewoks did, but Porgs are still pretty gangsta in their own right- especially wh...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Porg-Life-This-Hamster-Bird-Thingy-Is-Super-Hard-Yo/

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Up in the Air

The 2009 move Up in the Air stars George Clooney as a frequent flyer who lays off workers for a living. That's sounds depressing, but the film is a story of emotional redemption that tugs at your heartstrings. I...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/10-Things-You-Didnt-Know-about-Up-in-the-Air/

Crazy Cat Marmalade Wants To Eat His Owner's Shorts

Kitties get more wound up than a toddler hopped up on cola and pixie sticks, and they play in a much weirder way than most kids because they're bloodthirsty predators we've allowed to live in our homes.Case in point- Cat...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Crazy-Cat-Marmalade-Wants-To-Eat-His-Owners-Shorts/

The Zoological Museum of Hanoi University

The Space Age Museum posted a couple of days ago and the one you're about to read about make one wonder if a museum is really a museum if it isn't available for people to see. Mike Powell and Jürgen Horn heard about...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/The-Zoological-Museum-of-Hanoi-University/

What A Lifetime Of Archery Does To Your Body

Archery is an ancient sport that looks very elegant, and archers look quite graceful as they draw back the string and stand ready to let launch, but the sport takes a severe toll on the archer's body, especially their ba...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/What-A-Lifetime-Of-Archery-Does-To-Your-Body/

Darth Vader Mask Fail

After Obi-Wan left the mortality wounded Anakin Skywalker on Mustafar, he was rescued and fitted with new limbs, a new breathing apparatus, and a new voice. But what if the mask that gave him James Earl Jones' voice shor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/Darth-Vader-Mask-Fail/

The Tricky Origins of Turkey Day

(Image credit: Daniel Krall)How the fall holiday wires got crossed. Masked children roaming door-to-door, begging for treats. Well-lubricated adults dressing up for costume parties. Sounds like a normal Hallowee...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/16/The-Tricky-Origins-of-Turkey-Day/




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