Archive for December 16th, 2008

Make Your Own Gift Bows

I can't sit still. Like, pretty much ever. I can sit still in a movie theater if I have to, but if I'm sitting at home watching TV or something, I can't just sit. Which is probably why I blog. Anyway, my...

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Prisoner Escapes Jail by Mailing Himself out in a Box

A prisoner in a German jail remains at large after placing himself inside a box destined for courier pickup. Trucks arrive at this jail weekly to pick up products made in its workshop, and the prisoner apparently took a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/prisoner-escapes-jail-by-mailing-himself-out-in-a-box/

Caption Monkey 53: Prado Museum

Photo: Geoff Pingree / National Geographic Traveler Photo ContestW00t! It's time for Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey game - but first, here's the story behind the photo, titled "Behold". It's the Grand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/caption-monkey-53-prado-museum/

Tokyoflash's Furry Watch

Our pals at Tokyoflash is famous for their wonderfully geeky watches, usually made out of metal and plastic.Now, for the first time ever, they've released a new line of watches, the Tokyoflash Waku, that incorporate natu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/tokyoflashs-furry-watch/

Twingly Top 100 Blogs

Twingly, the spam-free Swedish blog search engine, has released its list of the Top 100 blogs in the world and Neatorama made it! (We're no. 35)Twingly groups the blogs it follows by language - so if you don't write in E...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/twingly-top-100-blogs/

Why We Yawn: To Cool the Brain!

Why do we yawn? Andrew Gallup, a researcher at Bingham University, explained that we yawn to prevent our brains from overheating:If your head is overheated, there's a good chance you'll yawn soon, according to a new...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/why-we-yawn-to-cool-the-brain/

The Light Echo of V838 Monocerotis and Other Amazing Images by the Hubble Space Telescope

V838 Monocerotis - NASA/ESA via HubblesiteAlan Taylor of Boston Globe's The Big Picture Blog, one of the neatest blogs around on the Web, has a truly neat post about the most amazing images captured by the Hubble Space T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/the-light-echo-of-v838-monocerotis-and-other-amazing-images-by-the-hubble-space-telescope/

The Scarface Snowglobe

Carl of theWAREHOUSE blog sent us his latest creation: he gutted a ho-hum "inspirational gift" snowglobe and made it awesome by placing a little Tony Montana (Al Pacino) of Scarface sitting on his desk piled hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/the-scarface-snowglobe/

LEGO Safe

I'm always surprised at the inventiveness of LEGO builders. Just when I thought I'd seen 'em all, comes a new amazing creation. Take this working LEGO safe, for instance. It's built with LEGO Mindstorms NXT. It has a fiv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/lego-safe/

10 iPhone Apps to Help You Survive the Holidays

Your trusty iPhone can help you get through the holiday season, whether you use it for entertainment, information, or for getting along with annoying relatives. Mental_floss has ten recommendations for iPhone applicati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/10-iphone-apps-to-help-you-survive-the-holidays/

Christmas Greetings from AKQA

(YouTube link) What are all those microwave ovens for? Watch and find out! From digital agency AKQA. -via Viral Video Chart AKQA, microwave, jingle bells...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/christmas-greetings-from-akqa/

CrapWrap

A woman can usually tell if her husband, boyfriend, or son wrapped a Christmas gift himself or had the store do it. Not anymore! A British shop will specially wrap a gift badly, so it appears the buyer attempted to give...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/crapwrap/

The Real Face of Cleopatra

Egyptologists worked for over a year to produce a digital 3D recreation of the face of Cleopatra, using ancient artifacts combined with modern imaging technology. The result is a beautiful face of mixed ethnicity. *e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/the-real-face-of-cleopatra/

Bing Crosby and David Bowie Sing Little Drummer Boy

Everyone seems to be enjoying the Christmas Special posts, so I thought I'd try to make it a daily thing until the big day. Here's David Bowie and Bing Crosby dueting on Little Drummer Boy. It's a surprisingly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/16/bing-crosby-and-david-bowie-sing-little-drummer-boy/

The CSI Effect

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader CSI's Gil Grissom - via Wikipedia FAMILIAR FORMULA If there were no cops, prosecutors or defense atto...

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