Archive for June 12th, 2008

Hell Boy + Mr. Potato Head = Hell Head? ... Potato Boy?

What do you get when you mash up Hell Boy with Mr. Potato Head? This awesome creation by Ash Ringrose of Mr. PotatoMash (Previously on Neatorama here)That's just one of many Hell Boy-inspired toys over at Super Punch: Li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/hell-boy-mr-potato-head-hell-head-potato-boy/

The Bear Paw Nailed to the Old Church Door

In his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway wrote about a bear's paw nailed to the old church door in a small mountain village in Spain. It turns out that there really is a bear's paw nailed to the ch...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/the-bear-paw-nailed-to-the-old-church-door/

USB Mix Tape

Have you ever declared your undying love to someone by creating a mix tape? Well, cassette tapes have gone the way of the dinosaurs, but home taping a compilation of songs is now easier than ever: with this USB Stick &qu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/usb-mix-tape/

Rube Goldberg Machines in Film

Gizmodo has a really neat post about the top 10 Rube Goldberg machines featured on movies. Included are clips from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wallace & Gromit (of course), and my favorite: Ernest Goes to Jail.Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/rube-goldberg-machines-in-film/

The Underpant Worn by The Rat

You're looking at a figure from a groundbreaking scientific paper published in European Urology by Dr. Ahmed Shafik of the Cairo University in Egypt. In the 1993 paper, Dr. Shafik explored the effect of wearing different...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/the-underpant-worn-by-the-rat/

Artistic Fire Pit by John T. Unger

Now that is a fire pit! Artist John T. Unger created the Beach Burner Portable Bonfire, an awesome fire bowl from recycled steel that looks good both with or without fire.Perfect for your next luau on the beach:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/artistic-fire-pit-by-john-t-unger/

The Emperor Workstation

Wouldn’t you love controlling the Empire playing games or even (gasp) working in this workstation from the Dark Side Novelquest? Available in July. Link -via Gizmodo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/the-emperor-workstation/

Jock Jams for Couch Potatoes

If you watch sports on TV, you should breeze through this. Today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss asks you to identify theme songs for sports shows. I only knew two of the themes, but I managed to get three...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/jock-jams-for-couch-potatoes/

Post-Conflict Travel Destinations

There are often countries that you automatically discount when planning a vacation because, like, there’s a WAR or something going on there! (Unless you’re Bono, who will go anywhere anytime.) Then when th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/post-conflict-travel-destinations/

A Monumental Birthday

On June 12th, 1942, a young girl in the Netherlands named Anne Frank turned 13 years old. She received a cloth-bound blank book that she had requested for a birthday gift. Anne intended to use it for a diary, although sh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/a-monumental-birthday/

No Jiggling in The Empire: Fun Facts About Star Wars

The following is reprinted from The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. The original 1977 Star Wars posterDid you know that Star Wars almost didn't happen because Universal Studios turned it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/no-jiggling-in-the-empire-fun-facts-about-star-wars/

World's First Church Found?

Archaeologists in Jordan have discovered what could be the oldest Christian church in the world: an underground cave that may have been used by the first disciples of Jesus Christ.Archaeologist Abdel-Qader Hussein, h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/worlds-first-church-found/

Pig Overcomes Mud Phobia with Cute Little Boots!

Debbie and Andrew Keeble noticed something strange about a newborn piglet on their farm: it's scared of the mud!So the couple put boots on the pig, now named Cinders after Cinderella (glass slipper... rubber boots, get i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/pig-overcomes-mud-phobia-with-cute-little-boots/

Albinos Murdered in Africa for Their Bodies' "Magical Powers"

It has never been easy to be an albino in Tanzania - they are shunned as outcast and often die of skin cancer before they reach 30. Now, there is another more imminent danger: albinos are being hunted for their body part...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/albinos-murdered-in-africa-for-their-bodies-magical-powers/

Robber Came Back to Starbucks for Coffee, Got Arrested Instead

Bad idea: Robbing a StarbucksReally bad idea: Returning to the scene of the crime (for coffee, no less) ...Neatorama-worthy: ... in the same clothing you wear when you r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/robber-came-back-to-starbucks-for-coffee-got-arrested-instead/

Mugger Admired Own Reflection ... on a CCTV Camera Lens!

Talkin' bout stupid criminals, check out this mugger in Bromley, London, who actually tried on the stolen necklace and admired his reflection ... on the tram's CCTV lens!Dc Dan Arundell, of British Transport Police'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/12/mugger-admired-own-reflection-on-a-cctv-camera-lens/




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