A juvenile fox takes advantage of a golf ball coming his way. This hazard wasn't explained back at the club house. Still, watching him play was probably more fun than the game. -via Daily of the Day
So what are you waiting for? Eat up! The National Confectioners Association, a trade group representing candy manufacturers, have scientifically proven that eating candies is totally not bad for you and even won't make you fat:
Some findings from the study:
1.) "Frequency of candy consumption was not associated with the risk of obesity, overweight/obesity, elevated waist circumference, elevated skinfold thickness, blood pressure, low density lipoprotein (LDL) or high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, or insulin resistance."
2.) "Increased frequency of candy consumption among adults in the United States was not associated with objective measures of adiposity or select cardiovascular risk factors, despite associated dietary differences."
Sounds legit! Break out the M&Ms! Colin Lecher of PopSci explains: Link
Ben's engagement ring is awesome not only because it lights up, but because it lights up when he and his girlfriend hold hands:
Putting a battery of capacitor inside a ring is nigh impossible, so [Ben] decided to power the LEDs with an inductive charging circuit. A coil of wire wound around kapton tape serves as the inductor and a small SMD capacitor powers three very bright and very tiny LEDs.
The inductive charging unit itself is a masterpiece of hackery; [Ben] wanted the ring to light up whenever he and his ladyfriend were holding hands. To do this, [Ben]‘s inductive charger is also a wearable device: a large coil of wire is the charger’s transformer and was would to fit around [Ben]‘s wrist. The entire charging circuit can be easily hidden under a jacket sleeve, making for a nearly magical light-up ring.
You can watch a video of the ring at the link.
My Spidey sense is tingling! The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield got a little bit of help from multiple Spider-Men (one even wore stylish sweatpants!) at the set of the latest series in the movie franchise. But don't worry - nobody cloned Spidey, those are just stunt doubles.
From The Daily Mail:
Andrew and his stunt doubles made it a triple threat as they were seen hanging around set on Sunday while they went through the motions and rehearsed some sequences in New York City.
Garfield, 29, was enjoying taking a break from his day job as filming was halted due to heavy rainfall.
With the wet ground making stunt work too dangerous the three red and blue suited men decided to get extra practice in as they ran around a large parked truck.
All three of them had loose fitting jogging bottoms on as they tried to keep warm in the damp weather while Paul Giamatti sat nice and dry inside the truck.
Paul always got the best gig. Now, next question: will this movie be another Spider-Man reboot? (I mean, geez, man - how many times can you reboot Spider-Man? He got bit by a radioactive spider and got superpowers, we got it already, Sony!)
Quick -how many nuclear accidents can you name? Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Fukushima …any more? There have been quite a few nuclear accidents of varying danger that you probably never heard of, including some fatal incidents. For example, in 1957, nuclear waste exploded at a reactor near the Soviet town of Ozyorsk.
One of the storage tanks contained around 70 to 80 tons of radioactive liquid waste, and its cooling mechanism stopped working and wasn’t fixed. The tank’s contents, made up mostly of ammonium nitrate and acetates, began to dry out as the liquid heated up and evaporated. Moreover, the temperature increase caused an explosion whose force was equivalent to 70 to 100 tons of TNT, and this sent huge amounts of radioactivity – roughly 20 MCi (800 PBq) – into the environment. The fallout cloud from the explosion contaminated an area of up to 7,722 square miles (20,000 square kilometers).
Over a period of nearly two years, about 10,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding area. In terms of fatalities, the exact cost of the incident is not known, but immediately around the site of the explosion there were 66 diagnosed cases of chronic radiation syndrome.
Read more about the Ozyorsk incident and nine others in a list at Tech Graffiti. Link -via the Presurfer
(Image credit: Ecodefense, Heinrich Boell Stiftung Russia, Alla Slapovskaya, Alisa Nikulina)
Are you nuts about cute salt and pepper shakers shaped like small furry rodents? Well, you are going to really love the Chipmunk and Acorn Salt and Pepper Shaker from the NeatoShop. This sweet set features an adorable chipmunk holding an acorn. The shakers are held together by love and magnets.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Salt & Pepper Shakers.
In defense of item #3, I would like to point out that the bathtub is the only place in the apartment long enough for an average sized adult to stretch out. No extra charge for the pillow.
You shall not pass ... the salt in any boring ol' salt and pepper shakers! Check out the NeatoShop's new arrival of Lord of the Rings Salt & Pepper Shakers. Perfect for breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper.
At first I thought this might be a sequel to the 2008 video Death Star Over San Francisco, but it's not. Oh yes, in this alternate reality, Earth is part of the Galactic Empire, but in this world, it's still okay to use the fake "amateur shaky cam" effect. And then the Enterprise shows up from the future to grab some more whales. -via Buzzfeed
Georgina Hirst, a veterinarian, spotted these two friends in the Black Mountains of Wales:
"The lamb was obviously hungry and it's quite amazing that it learnt to suckle from the mare. It might have just copied the foal."
The vet, from Hay on the Wye, Powys, added: "Trying to get mares to adopt foals can be very challenging so it's incredible the mare was so receptive of the lamb.
"She would even stand guard while the foal and the lamb slept cuddled together."
Taco Bell's line of taco shells made with Doritos flavors are, of course, awesome. That's why Taco Bell has been able to sell half a billion of them. Not everything in life (e.g. cars, houses, in-laws) comes in delicious Doritos flavors, but tacos do. There's just one problem with Doritos Locos Tacos: they're not the healthiest of foods.
Let's fix that. Inspired by a tweet by Robb Allen, I'll show you how to make these tacos into vegan smoothies.
I made two smoothies, one for each of the two flavors in which Taco Bell offers these culinary delights: nacho cheese and cool ranch. Both flavors used the same smoothie ingredients:
- 1 cup of organic soy milk
- 1 cup of diced pineapple
- 5 large strawberries
- 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 whole banana
- 1 teaspoon of Chia seed
Chia seed or salvia hispanica is, yes, the same plant used to make Chia Pets. While it can be used for household decoration, chia seed is also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid, protein and fiber. It's a popular ingredient in vegan cuisine.
Photographer Nolan Conway was impressed by the wide variety of people who visited his local McDonalds, which led to a photo project called Happy Meals. He's traveled the country, finding interesting people at McDonalds. Of course, you recognize this couple. That's Vance and Nancy Evans of Bakersfield, California. At least that's who they say they are. See more photos from the series at Wired. Link -via Laughing Squid
Are you looking for a magical notepad that helps you get everything you want? You need the PLEASE Hand Lettered Sticky Notes from the NeatoShop. This polite notepad is inscribed with the magic word right across on the top.
The PLEASE Hand Lettered Sticky Notes pad comes with 100 sheets for your writing pleasure.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Stationery.
Tintype is an old photographic process that imprints images on sheets of iron. David Emitt Adams used this method to print landscape images of the American Southwest on metal cans. He writes:
For this body of work, I collect discarded cans from the desert floor, some over four decades old, which have earned a deep reddish-brown, rusty patina. This patina is the evidence of light and time, the two main components inherent in the very nature of photography. I use these objects to speak of human involvement with this landscape and create images on their surfaces through a labor-intensive 19th century photographic process known as wet-plate collodion.
A truck carrying tons of grapes overturned and spilled on the 210 in the San Gabriel Valley in California. You don't get an opportunity to write a headline like that often. Link -Thanks, Michael Carney!
The soul? There's nothing but chemistry here, and Walter wants YOU to respect the chemistry. You'll find this and many other neat T-shirt designs by Baznet over at his Tumblr. Check it out, then visit his NeatoShop page to buy some cool tees: Link
Your purchase helps support indie artists, as well as Neatorama.
If you're a professional artist or T-shirt designer, let's talk! Sell your designs on the NeatoShop, earn handsome royalties per shirt sold, and get your website/FB page featured on the blog to boot!
Cryptids are rarely seen, but when they are, their legends grow and grow with each retelling. That's because cryptids don't exist, except in legends. It's a good thing, too, because the Aloo has a ten-foot wingspan, the Kongamato robs human graves, and the Popobawa sodomizes its victims. Read about ten flying creatures of your nightmares at Environmental Graffiti. Link
(Image credit: Ramon FVelasquez)
Because there's no such thing as too much Nutella, Lisa Douglas invented the Nutella cocktail. First, soften Nutella in a microwave oven and dribble it along the inside of a glass. Then add 1.5 shots of Frangelico liqueur, 1 shot of Godiva chocolate liqueur and 4-5 shots of chocolate milk. Drink immediately and repeat the process as long as necessary.
YouTube user Flippycat laughs at your puny attempt at domino. Watch this clip of him knocking down giant dominoes made from 30,000 individual domino bricks: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via FAIL Blog
The Twilight Pendant from the NeatoShop is a striking necklace. This piece is handcrafted in England and features bats flying around a glistening full moon. Nine Swarovski crystal stars light their way. It makes a wonderful gift for any vampire bat fan.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more unusual Jewelry.