- Live and Let Die Crocodile Jump
- The Chamber Horse: A Nineteenth Century Exercise Machine
- The Ecological Diversity of Your Belly Button
- The Patron Saint of the Internet
- S.O.T.: Save Our Twinkies
- Hanukkah Plate Keep Calm And Eat Latkes
- Eiffel Tower Radiator
- Fennec Foxes Are Fantastically Fascinating
- Polygamists in 'The Rock'
- AT-AT Walker Skirt
- 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Steven Spielberg
- Plastic Chairs at Play
- Tard Wishes You A Meh Christmas
- The Mesmerizing Colors of the Australian Rainforest
- The Weirdest Foods Inspired By Marvel Comics
- The Day the President Moved Thanksgiving
- Patent Vinyl Lips Handbag
- Vintage Superheroes and Villains
- Not Impressed
- Killer Whale Hunts a Swimming Dog
- Veggieducken--The Vegetarian Turducken
- Better Check Your Rads
- Gotham High
- Honey Boo Pug
- This Week at Neatorama
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Posted: 18 Nov 2012 05:00 AM PST
In the 1973 film Live and Let Die, James Bond crosses a creek by jumping on the backs of series of crocodiles. Stunt man Ross Kananga, who suggested the stunt in the first place, did five takes to get the scene just right. The crocodiles came awfully close, once even tearing his pants leg. -via the Presurfer
Posted: 18 Nov 2012 04:00 AM PST
Posted: 18 Nov 2012 03:00 AM PST
You are a unique and special person. There's no one quite like you! Oh, other people have belly buttons. But only you can claim that particular combination of microbes that makes up the ecosystem in your belly button.
The Belly Button Biodiversity project began as a competition among scientists to see who has the most biodiverse navel. But it's now expanded to look at the amazing, living worlds hidden inside people's navels:
Posted: 18 Nov 2012 02:00 AM PST
Pope John Paul II nominated Saint Isidore of Seville to be the patron saint of the internet, although the Vatican has not officially designated him so …yet. These things take time. Why St. Saint Isidore?
Posted: 18 Nov 2012 01:00 AM PST
By now, you've no doubt already heard that Hostess is going bankrupt, which could be the end of the Twinkie as we know it. If that scares you more than the idea of a third world war, then you'd better head over to WhiteHouse.gov and sign the petition asking Obama to help nationalize the Twinkie industry. Only 22,500 signatures left to go!
Posted: 18 Nov 2012 12:00 AM PST
Hanukkah is right around the corner and oy vey you don't have a plate to serve up those round, brown, and fried little beauties! Don't panic. Get the Keep Calm And Eat Latkes plate from the NeatoShop. This beautiful platter is made of glass and has a silver leaf back. It makes the perfect addition to any Hanukkah table.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Hanukkah items.
Posted: 18 Nov 2012 12:00 AM PST
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 11:00 PM PST
Image Via Apex Design [Flickr]
While it's easy to think that the fennec fox's giant eyes and massive ears were all part of a genius plan to make them too utterly adorable to resist -the reality is that this utmost cuteness is just a side effect of their many desert-friendly adaptations. You see, living in one of the most extreme environments on earth, the Sarah Desert, isn't easy.
While the fennec fox is the smallest canid in the world, they happen to have the largest ears of all varieties of foxes. These impossibly huge ears aren't just there to make them look cartoonish, and while they are sensitive enough to help the critters hear small prey moving underground, that still isn't their primary function. No, those giant ears are actually designed mainly to help the fennecs dissapate heat from their bodies easier.
Image Via Chris Stubbs [Wikipedia]
As for their massive eyes, well, those help them see in the dark, as being nocturnal means they can sleep in their dens during the day -thus keeping out of the warm sunlight. The dens are also beneficial as the foxes get most of their water through their food, but their burrows also gather dew overnight, providing them with an additional water source.
Even their fur is specially adapted to help them cope with the extreme weather. At night, it helps keep them warm and during the day, it reflects and insulates them from the sun. Their feet are even covered with fur, which prevents them from scorching on the hot desert sand and also makes it easier for them to walk on the sand -kind of like built-in snow shoes.
Image Via cactusbeetroot [Flickr]
While little is known about their survival status in the wild, scientists speculate that they are doing well, given how often they are spotted by visitors to their local habitat. Of course, it probably isn't hurting that they are one of the handful of creatures with an expanding natural environment, as the Sahara continues to grow around 30 miles per year.
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 10:00 PM PST
Rockland Ranch in Utah is home to a community of fundamentalist Mormons who practice plural marriage. They carved their homes out of a solid rock sandstone cliff beginning 35 years ago. The homes are not like living in a cave, as they have water, power, and modern amenities. See more pictures of the community of "The Rock" at the Atlantic. Link -via mental_floss
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 09:00 PM PST
Who says a poodle skirt needs to feature a poodle? Why not have something cooler, like, say a AT-AT. Yeah, now that's styling and geek-friendly.
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 08:00 PM PST
You probably know quite a bout about Steven Spielberg, the director of Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Schindler's List, and the new movie Abraham Lincoln. But there are still surprising things about him that I never suspected. Did you know producer Cubby Broccoli rejected Spielberg twice when he tried for a position directing James Bond films?
Read more interesting trivia about Steven Spielberg at The FW. Link
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 07:00 PM PST
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Posted: 17 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
Nature photographers Stanley and Kaisa Breeden have discovered the wondrous beauty of a rainforest in northern Queensland. They've shared their work with the world, revealing the amazing range of natural colors of the wildlife:
You can view more of their photos at the link.
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 04:00 PM PST
Cup of Spidey anyone? How about Avengers Hamburger patties? Ok fine, Howard the Duck chicken fingers then? Well, there has to be some kind of Marvel foodstuff you'd enjoy on this list.
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 03:00 PM PST
This is more of a true story than it appears. In 1939, Franklin Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving from the last Thursday in November to the next-to-the-last Thursday, in order to give retailers a longer Christmas shopping season. It was only in December of 1941 that congress set the date of Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday in November, which can occur as early as the 22nd (like this year) or as late as November 28th. Link
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 02:00 PM PST
Patent Vinyl Lips Handbag - $49.95
Attention ladies! Are you looking for the perfect place to store you Inflatable Mistletoe and Mints? You need the Patent Vinyl Lips Handbag from the NeatoShop. This adorable purse comes with a attachable cross body shoulder strap just in case you need your hands free to tackle gently tap your intended mistletoe target on the shoulder. Happy hunting holidays.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Handbags.
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 02:00 PM PST
Today's superheroes aren't that bad. But they aren't like the superheroes of the past. No movie deals, no merchandizing--just work. The historic company Foto Marvellini, now operated by descendants of the original owners, has opened up its archive. Much of it consists of the first photographs of classic superheroes including Spider-Man, Batman and Wolverine.
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 01:00 PM PST
U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney visited the Oval Office on Thursday, along with other members of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team. Here, Maroney shows the president how to do that face that made her a meme right after the 2012 Olympics. -via reddit
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 12:00 PM PST
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Posted: 17 Nov 2012 10:00 AM PST
Although I perfer a succulent platyturpig, some meatlovers enjoy a turducken for Thanksgiving. That's a chicken shoved inside a duck which is in turn shoved inside a turkey. This is a clever vegetarian alternative. The veggieducken consists of yams cooked inside stuffing which is cooked inside a banana squash.
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 09:00 AM PST
Zachariah Cruse is quite the props designer. In fact, he was able to not only make a Pipboy from Fallout 3, but he was even able to make one with a working screen. Now that's impressive!
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 08:00 AM PST
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Posted: 17 Nov 2012 06:00 AM PST
Neatorama is growing bigger and bigger, and today we are proud to announce three, count 'em, THREE new sub-blogs for your entertainment! In the coming weeks, these sub-blogs will start to have plenty of new content that you won't find on the main page, so check them out, and bookmark your favorites so you won't miss anything.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday! Stay safe if you're traveling, and come back to us well fed, well rested, and in one piece!
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 05:00 AM PST
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