Archive for November 10th, 2008

The Matrix Runs on Windows XP

(Video Link) The Matrix probably would have been less exciting if the movie had to be restarted every ten minutes and the Agent Smiths inexplicably froze up during fight scenes. College Humor offers this par...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/the-matrix-runs-on-windows-xp/

World's Largest Pinata

The world's largest pinata was recently constructed in Philadelphia, breaking a Guiness World's Record. It was 94 feet long, 24 feet wide, 60 feet high, and was stuffed with 8,000 pounds of candy. A wrecking ball w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/worlds-largest-pinata/

Kongar-ol Ondar the Tuvan Singer

[YouTube - Link] Here is Ondar performing on the David Letterman show back in 1999. [YouTube - Link] And here is something a little more up to date! Overtone singing (also known as Throat singing) is a fa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/kongar-ol-ondar-the-tuvan-singer/

Fantastic Prefab Architecture and Flatpack Furniture Designs

Our pal WebUrbanist blog has a really neat post about 42 of the most fantastic prefab architecture and flat pack furniture designs. These aren't your usual IKEA furniture, folks - check it out: Link...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/fantastic-prefab-architecture-and-flatpack-furniture-designs/

You Know You're Australian If ...

Miss Cellania has a fun list "You know you're Australian if ..." on her blog. Includes such gems as:3. You think it's normal to have a leader called Kevin.9. You pronounce Melbourne as "Mel-bi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/you-know-youre-australian-if/

Batman Costume Hoodie

You better have the skills of the Caped Crusader when you wear this Batman costume hoodie, because you're surely asking for someone to beat you up (either because they want it, or they just like to beat up nerds!)Thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/batman-costume-hoodie/

Baby Penguin's New Friend: Penguin Plushie

When Pingu the baby penguin had to be separated from its family because its greedy brother ate all of its food, zookeepers were afraid that it was lonely ... so they got it a penguin doll!'The cuddly penguin toy is s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/baby-penguins-new-friend-penguin-plushie/

Weird Head of Hulk Squeeze Toy Vomits Own Brain!

Super Punch blog found a really bizarre squeeze toy (office de-stresser?) in shape of the Hulk's head. When you squeeze it, Hulk shows his rage by ... um, vomiting his brain out!Link (embedded YouTube link)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/weird-head-of-hulk-squeeze-toy-vomits-own-brain/

Word of the Year 2008: Hypermiling

Every year, the New Oxford American Dictionary announces its word of the year: "hypermiling." “Hypermiling” was coined in 2004 by Wayne Gerdes, who runs this web site. “Hypermiling”...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/word-of-the-year-2008-hypermiling/

The Bible or The Bard?

You may have heard these quotes all your life, but can you identify the source? Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will give you a phrase, and you decide whether it's from the Bible or the works of Shakespeare. I s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/the-bible-or-the-bard/

Slinky Cat

(YouTube link) What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs? Everyone knows it's Slinky Cat! -via Cynical-C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/slinky-cat/

Who Gets the Money?

A contractor finds a stash of cash inside a wall. Who gets the money, the person who found it, the homeowner, or the descendants of the person who left it there? The fight over just such a case has left all three parties...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/who-gets-the-money/

Bizarre and Intriguing Bus Stops

Check out this large collection of interesting bus stops all over the world, Some have whimsical touches, some are covered with art, some are designed to surprise you, and some are interesting in their decline. The bus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/bizarre-and-intriguing-bus-stops/

Otto's Big Adventure

We knew octopuses were intelligent, but this one is telling us something! Otto lives in at the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany. The staff was baffled by mysterious short circuits in the night, and posted guards over...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/ottos-big-adventure/

Netsuke

Traditional Japanese garments (kimono and kosode robes) had no pockets, so personal belongings were kept in a small container called an inro. This was suspended from the obi (the sash worn around the waist) and kep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/netsuke/

Mushy Gushy eCards

What's a holiday without a little fun! Mushy Gushy lets you personalize free ecards with your face. Link -Thanks, Javier Perez!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/mushy-gushy-ecards/

State of the Blog and a Surprise for Neatorama Top Commenters!

Hello everyone! It's been a few months since our last "State of the Blog" post here on Neatorama - so I figure I'd take a few minutes to update you on the status of the blog. Neator...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/10/state-of-the-blog-and-surprise-for-neatorama-top-commenters/






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