Archive for January 19th, 2009

Secret Decoder Valentine Card

Norma "Crankbunny" Toraya has some wonderful creations in her Etsy store, perfect for Valentine's Day. Head over to see the Secret Decoder Valentine Card, Valentine Dancing Paper Puppet Robot Doll, and Key to Ones H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/secret-decoder-valentine-card/

Crazy Jet and Rocket Powered Vehicles

Ever wondered what it would be like to travel in a jet-powered porta-potty? Me neither. Seeing someone else doing it still is interesting though. It's every ten year old boy's dream come true -a whole collection of j...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/crazy-jet-and-rocket-powered-vehicles/

Virtual Card Toss

You have an upside-down hat and you have some cards; you need to get the cards in the hat. It's just like a real-life card toss! The longer you hold down the mouse button,the more distance you'll cover with your card....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/virtual-card-toss/

Two Minors Married Off to Frogs

In a strange traditional ceremony, two 7 year-old girls in Tamil Nadu, India were married off to two frogs. The ceremony, an annual feature during the Pongal (harvest) festival, is conducted "to prevent the outbreak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/two-minors-married-off-to-frogs/

The Laugh Out Loud Guide to the SAT

The following is a guest post by Charles Horn, Emmy-nominated writer of Robot Chicken and author of The Laugh Out Loud Guide: Ace the SAT Exam without Boring Yourself to Sleep!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/the-laugh-out-loud-guide-to-the-sat/

Stories Told in One Sentence

It's amazing what you can do with one little sentence. Just a few little words can make you wonder what the heck happened, like this one: "When I opened the door I noticed 2 things: one, someone had made cookies, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/stories-told-in-one-sentence/

Presidential Parting Shots

With all the hoopla surrounding a new president, we sometimes forget what was said in the farewell address of the outgoing president. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, test your recall of the last official wor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/presidential-parting-shots/

World Domination, Mad Libs-Style

So you're ready to take over the world, but you're missing a few details. Never fear, help has arrived! Just answer simple questions, such as motive (options: money, love, power, revenge, madness, sadistic pleasure, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/world-domination-mad-libs-style/

The 8 Best Animal Tools

Brandon Keim over at Wired Science has compiled a list of some of "the most interesting animal tool use yet observed". ...after digging a water hole, elephants will strip bark from a tree, chew it into a ball, th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/the-8-best-animal-tools/

Deaths on the Movie Set

The following is reprinted from Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader Sometimes, tragically, in the middle of shooting a movie, an actor dies. It's actually happened many times. So what's a director t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/deaths-on-the-movie-set/

The The Impotence of of Proofreading

This short clip by Taylor Mali, The The Impotence of of Proofreading, is what writing for Neatorama is like for for me avery single day.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube, a little bit NSFW audio-wise] - via Miss C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/the-the-impotence-of-of-proofreading/

Kanazawa Station Fountain Water Clock

This is pretty neat: a fountain at the Kanazawa Rail Station in Japan uses small streams of water to spell out words and even tell the time!Link [embedded YouTube clip]japan, water clock, Kanazawa Station, fountain...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/kanazawa-station-fountain-water-clock/

Olly Moss Pwns Shepard Fairey's Obey Giant

Photo: Olly Moss [Flickr]UK artist Olly Moss is currently conducting a Guerilla Sloth Propaganda, in which he reworks Shepard Fairey's iconic Obey André the Giant posters. I quite like the smiley sloth! - via Supe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/olly-moss-pwns-shepard-faireys-obey-giant/

Dogs in Outfits

Like its name said, DogsInOutfits.com is a website about dogs wearing things nature didn't intend them to wear. This one looks like a greyhound wearing some sort of a psychedelic pajama. One look at its face should tell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/dogs-in-outfits-2/

Association Professionals Through The Ages by Dan Meth

What would it be like if noteable moments in history were run by committees and their endless strategy planning sessions?Here's the short 2 minute YouTube clip, titled Association Professionals Through The Ages, by Dan M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/association-professionals-through-the-ages-by-dan-meth/

Strange Fashion of Yore

Mental_floss blog has a very entertaining post about the 10 strange fashion of yore. This one to the left is the motoring hood, which people used to wear to go driving!Other gems include a steel collar (gorget), transpar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/strange-fashion-of-yore/

Scrabble Keyboard

Datamancer was commissioned to build a computer keyboard for some friends who are Scrabble fans. Most of the keys are actual Scrabble tiles, and the ones that had to be custom-made look just like the real thing. Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/scrabble-keyboard/

World's Youngest IT Whiz

Marko Calasan of Skopje, Macedonia is the world's youngest certified computer system administrator at the age of eight. He could get a high-paying job, but he hasn't yet completed third grade! Marko learnt to read...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/19/worlds-youngest-it-whiz/






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