Archive for June 17th, 2008

R2-D2 Cake by Mark Randazzo

Whoa! That's an awesome R2-D2 (red R2? Is it R2-M5?) birthday cake by Mark Randazzo of Mark Joseph Cakes. B-Side blog has photos from the build (the droid has Rice Krispy Treat legs!)http://www.bsideblog.com/2008/06/maki...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/r2-d2-cake-by-mark-randazzo/

Thief Ran to Police Station to Remove Handcuffs After Being Arrested

Bad idea: Burgling a supermarketReally bad idea: Getting caught ... then escaping while still handcuffedNeatorama-worthy: Running to a police station to get the cuffs re...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/thief-ran-to-police-station-to-remove-handcuffs-after-being-arrested/

California's Same Sex Marriage: A Word from George Takei

After the state's Supreme Court decision to legalize same sex marriage on May 15 took effect Monday evening (when most county clerk's offices were closed) - so today, the rush is on. One of the first gay couples that got...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/californias-same-sex-marriage-a-word-from-george-takei/

Road Rage Linked to Bumper Stickers

Psychologists William Szlemko and his colleagues at Colorado State University in Fort Collins have made a link between road rage and ... bumper stickers! People who had a larger number of personalized items on or in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/road-rage-linked-to-bumper-stickers/

Wall-E, the LEGO Version

Joe Meno, editor of the BrickJournal magazine, created this cute LEGO version of Wall-E, the hero of the newest computer animated sci-fi movie by Pixar/Disney.Here's what Joe wrote about his LEGO Wall-E: Wall-E uses...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/wall-e-the-lego-version/

The Great Office War

We posted a YouTube clip about a guy going berserk in an office before on Neatorama ... but what happens when the entire office joined in? Here's The Great Office War by Runaway Box (looks like a lot of fun!)Who will win...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/the-great-office-war/

Would You Break Your Own Legs to Become Taller?

How far would you go to become taller? Would you wear heel lifts ... or would you break your leg in a excruciatingly painful leg-lengthening surgery to gain inches?In Germany, Jeff’s femurs (thighbones) were se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/would-you-break-your-own-legs-to-become-taller/

Ultra-Realistic Paper Craft Motorcycle

That's the Yamaha MT-01, a concept power cruiser that got motorcycle enthusiasts atwitter. But take a closer look at the photo above: that's not a real bike - it's actually an ultra-realistic paper model of the motorcycl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/ultra-realistic-paper-craft-motorcycle/

Board Games Part Two: Gumdrops and the O.R. (plus three more)

As promised, here's the follow-up story to my board games article from last week, when we discussed Monopoly, Clue, Life and Scrabble. I guess I'm feeling nostalgic today, because I feel like writing about the oldies-bu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/board-games-part-two-gumdrops-and-the-or-plus-three-more/

Coming in Second

It’s usually easy to figure out the city with the biggest number of people in any US state. The second-most populous city doesn’t get as much press about that fact. Can you guess the second most populous city in 15...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/coming-in-second/

Solstice Moon

The “solstice moon” will be visible tomorrow night. It just might be the biggest thing you’ve seen in quite some time! There's no better time to see it. The full Moon of June 18th is a "solstice moon", comin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/solstice-moon/

Lane

You see pictures of misspelled or otherwise wrong road marking on the internet all the time, but you don’t know how old they are or whether they are altered, and you rarely find out where they are. But this la...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/lane/

Sister Robot by The Trons

(YouTube link) The Trons are a band of robots from New Zealand. They had a MySpace page earlier but the link isn't working right now. -via Viral Video Chart Update 6/18/08 by Alex - here's an interview with The Tro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/sister-robot-by-the-trons/

Dance Off with the Star Wars Stars 2008

(YouTube link) Recorded at the 2008 Star Wars Weekend Hyperspace Hoopla show at Disney's Hollywood Studios. (via Everlasting Blort)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/dance-off-with-the-star-wars-stars-2008/

Receipt Maker

Make your own silly receipts online with the Custom Receipt Maker! Link -via The Generator Blog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/receipt-maker/

Puppy Survives Compactor

(YouTube link) A puppy in Evansville, Indiana was smashed in a cardboard compactor! The female lab-pit bull mix may have been compacted more than once. The crew who found her at the recycling company is looking for a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/puppy-survives-compactor/

Holy Catchphrase, Batman: 16 Famous Catchphrases in TV History

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader Every TV show wants one, but few achieve it: a catchphrase. The best ones not only propel their show into the limelight,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/holy-catchphrase-batman-16-famous-catchphrases-in-tv-history/

Caption Monkey 33: Cute Taco Bell Puppy

Photo from LOLadayHooray! It's time for Neatorama and Hobotopia's Cpation Monkey! So after you gaze at the cuteness that is the Taco Bell puppy, submit your caption in the comment section. One caption per comment, please...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/caption-monkey-33-cute-taco-bell-puppy/

Chimp and Bulldog Re-enact Ultraman vs. Godzilla

Awesome: TV show starring a chimpAwesome-r: ... with a bulldog sidekickOnly in Japan: ... dressed as Ultraman and Godzilla, destroying a miniature city!Check out this Pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/chimp-and-bulldog-re-enact-ultraman-vs-godzilla/

Salt and Pepper Keyboard Key Shakers

What to get that geeky gourmand in your family? How about these salt and pepper shakers shaped like the "S" and "P" keys from a computer keyboard?http://giftsforengineers.com/137/index.php?main_page=p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/salt-and-pepper-keyboard-key-shakers/

J.K. Rowling on the Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

J.K. Rowling was unemployed and living on welfare when she penned Harry Potter, which earned her billions of dollars. With that rags-to-riches story as a background, listen to what she said at this year's Harvar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/jk-rowling-on-the-benefits-of-failure-and-the-importance-of-imagination/

Calvin's Dad Explains How Life Works

One of the greatest characters in cartoon history is Calvin's dad in the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. Here's a neat collection of Calvin's dad explaining how the world actually works to his i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/calvins-dad-explains-how-life-works/

This is it: Evolution and Creationism Combined Into a Coherent Model

Illustration: Tom WellerThe Evolutionist Model holds that man descended from apes, but it doesn't explain "the tremendous expansion of intellect and other intangibles that characterize humanity." The Creationis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/this-is-it-evolution-and-creationism-combined-into-a-coherent-model/

Bacteria Eat Waste and Poop Out Oil

The idea of getting bacteria to synthesize petroleum is not new, but $140 a barrel oil is breathing new life to the quest. Here's a story of LS9, a start-up company that wants to genetically engineer bacteria to eat wast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/bacteria-eat-waste-and-poop-out-oil/

Baconhenge

We've posted about the the bacon lollipop, bacon cup, bacon scarf, bacon pig, and other things bacon-y ... so it's to our great pleasure to bring you this next big thing in baconland: The baconhenge!The AntiCraft has the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/06/17/baconhenge/
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