Archive for January 11th, 2009

Creepy Denture Soaps

These soaps are really cool, in a disturbing, nursing home kinda way. Apparently, they even have a nice minty scent.Link - via blogcrafts, silly, gross, sick, teeth, dentures, soaps...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/creepy-denture-soaps/

Napping on Your Laptop

How often in class or in a boring meeting or on the bus or waiting for a flight have you wanted to lay your head down for a few minutes, but all you have to cushion your skull is a hard-edged laptop? Designer Hafsteinn J...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/napping-on-your-laptop/

Inventions they Said Would Never Work

What we now take for granted many people once took for granted could never work.The lightbulb. The telephone. Email. If you’re a specialist in your field, there are two ways to become a household name: create somet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/inventions-they-said-would-never-work/

Pam Anderson Totally Looks Like Bride of Chucky

I could waste a lot of time at TotallyLooksLike.com. No, wait, I already have. Some of the comparisons are astute (Billy Mays really does look like Al from Home Improvement!), some of them are funny, and some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/pam-anderson-totally-looks-like-bride-of-chucky/

Space cat in zero gravity

For security reasons, we must remain circumspect about exactly how this video got to Neatorama headquarters from outer-space. It's footage of an act almost as heinous and terrifying as cat juggling. This time, it's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/space-cat-in-zero-gravity/

Movie Trivia: The Princess Bride

Our movie trivia posts have been so popular, we decided to make them a regular feature. When I talked to our fearless leader about this, he said it sounded like a great idea and nominated The Princess Bride for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/movie-trivia-the-princess-bride/

Yehudi Menuhin Plays Habanera by Sarasate

VideoSift, one of our favorite-est websites on the Net, dug up this gem of a video clip: a young Yehudi Menuhin playing Habanera by Spanish composer Pablo de Sarasate on the violin, with Adolph Baller at the piano.Link [...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/yehudi-menuhin-plays-habanera-by-sarasate/

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Generator

Wow - Neatorama made it to the TV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire ... wait a minute ... HEY! Actually, it's a rather clever generator by Remixito, where you can generate your own set of question and answers: Link - vi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire-generator/

Google's Carbon Footprint

How much CO2 does a google search produce if a google search produces CO2? Well, Harvard physicist Alex Wissner-Gross did the math: ... a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/googles-carbon-footprint/

Why First Impressions Are So Important

Robert Lount of Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business found out why first impressions are so important: people are more forgiving of a breach of trust later in the relationship as opposed as early on.Here'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/why-first-impressions-are-so-important/

Japanese Freddie Mercury

From the awesomeness that is Japanese television, here is Freddie Mercury singing I Was Born to Love You (complete with chest hair!) It's part of Monomane Battle, a show where Japanese celebrities impersonate other celeb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/japanese-freddie-mercury/

Fish Has Mirrors for Eyes

Julian Partridge of Bristol University found something peculiar about the brownsnout spookfish: they have mirrors for eyes!Tests confirmed the fish is the first vertebrate known to have developed mirrors to focus lig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/fish-has-mirrors-for-eyes/

26 Years Later, Man Finally Solved Rubik's Cube

You've got to admire Graham Parker's persistence: after 26 year's worth of attempts, he has finally solved his Rubik's cube: Delighted Graham, 45, from Portchester, Hants, has been tirelessly trying to solve the ridd...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/26-years-later-man-finally-solved-rubiks-cube/

Byker Romeo Proclaims Love on Rooftop

Someone dubbed the "Byker Romeo" turned a 15-foot letter on top of a carpet factory into a romantic message for a sweetheart:Staff at Storey’s Carpets in Cut Bank, Byker, Newcastle, were surprised to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/byker-romeo-proclaims-love-on-rooftop/

Alternate Reality Game Roundup

Rob Lammle has a new article at Mental Floss describing currently ongoing alternate reality games. I hadn't heard of almost any of them, including this site, which is related to the new Dreamworks movie Monsters vs....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/alternate-reality-game-roundup/

Freedom for Big Lobster

A 20-pound lobster named George will be returned to the sea after a stay in a New York restaurant. From his size, the lobster is estimated to be around 140 years old. George was caught off the coast of Newfoundland, Can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/freedom-for-big-lobster/

Why Learning Math is Important

Milk at the this Wal*Mart store is $2.25 a gallon, or 2 for $5. A half-gallon of milk is $2.47. What would your purchase be? Link -via Bits and Pieces math, milk, prices...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/why-learning-math-is-important/

Tough Guys Have Soft Spot for Cats

A group of tough-looking tattooed tattoo enthusiasts rescued 180 abandoned cats and kittens from a foreclosed home last week. They say it will take about a week to rescue and rehabilitate the cats found in Moriches, New...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/tough-guys-have-soft-spot-for-cats/

Beautiful Skies

(Vimeo link) A time-lapse video by Till Credner. -Thanks Kiltak! nature, timelapse, sky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/beautiful-skies/

Bacolicio.us

Just what the internet needs: more bacon! You can add a strip of bacon to any website at Bacolicio.us. Just add a URL to the end of theirs, Neatorama for example, and make any page more delicious. Link -Thanks, Nestor!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/bacolicious/

The Snail: Pet, Pest or Tasty Treat?

However you feel about snails, they come in such a wide variety that you're sure to find at least one in this article you can enjoy! See giant snails, tiny snails, colorful snails, and snails on a plate. Also learn a b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/11/the-snail-pet-pest-or-tasty-treat/






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