Archive for March 30th, 2009

Invent Dunkin' Donuts' Next Donut

Dunkin' Donuts is inviting website users to create their next donut using a five-step selection process. Mine is a chocolate butter filled donut with peanut butter frosting and chocolate sprinkles. What's yours? https:/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/invent-dunkin-donuts-next-donut/

Clever See-Through Kayak and Canoe Designs

Someone told me there was a canoe in this picture ... but I have to admit I got distracted and did not see it right away. Regardless, the canoes are great but the kayaks are even better: they are light-weight, easy-t...

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Yes ... Now Even Your Houseplants can Twitter

Pothos has thousands of followers and gives regular updates. Pothos ... is also a plant. A built-in moisture meter relays messages about the plant's current state in order to remind its owner when it needs watering....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/yes-now-even-your-houseplants-can-twitter/

Diaper-Free Baby

There's plenty of things I don't like about diapers - they're expensive, they often leak, and they cause bum rash because babies sit in their poo for too long - but I can't imagine taking care of babies without...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/diaper-free-baby/

Super Punch Blogging Secrets

Our very own John Struan, who blogs at Super Punch, wrote a very neat article summarizing the secrets of his blogging success. 3. Give more than you expect to receiveEvery selfish move I made failed. As...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/super-punch-blogging-secrets/

Fake Names on Television

Miss Cellania wrote a very funny post over at YesButNoButYes blog about people who submit fake names to TV stations ... and got 'em broadcasted! This one above is a classic:Dixie Normous is the fictional female lead...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/fake-names-on-television/

The Boneyard: Where Military Aircraft Go to Die

AMARC, photo via Artificial OwlOur pal WebEcoist has a very neat post about the graveyards of "stuff" after they're no longer wanted. This one above is the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center or AMARC...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/the-boneyard-where-military-aircrafts-go-to-die/

100 Ways to Kill a Peep

Like its name said, 100 Ways to Kill a Peep blog is dedicated to documenting the creative ways to kill the marshmallow candies. So far they've got about a dozen and a half or so, but I have no doubt they'll reach 100 soo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/100-ways-to-kill-a-peep/

Man Sitting on a Pool of Mercury

Remember the video clip of a guy tossing a cannonball into a pool of mercury? Well, here's something even more amazing: a 1972 photo from the National Geographic magazine showing a man sitting on a pool of mercury.Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/man-sitting-on-a-pool-of-mercury/

A Book of Tweets

"Thursday Jan. 1, 2009  18:20 Rousing from torpor to go to shops then come back and cook good things. Fried things, in all likelihood." James Bridle decided to collect all his Twitter messages...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/a-book-of-tweets/

Laws of Physics Broken for Watersliding Fun

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8YYL4jyl_A][YouTube - Link]So here's the scoop: I'm about to turn 30 - this friday in fact. Also: I love waterslides. Then I found a competition which, if I get enough votes, will...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/laws-of-physics-broken-for-watersliding-fun/

8 Regional Foods You're Embarrassed To Love

First lesson learned: Eskimo Ice Cream does not include cream. Fish, whipped fat, berries, sugar, but no cream.  And don't you worry, Hawaiians, SPAM is included in this list. We took a culinary tour of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/8-regional-foods-youre-embarrassed-to-love/

School Vehemently Denies Vampire Infestation

The Boston Latin School, a private prep school, issued a press release in the hopes of quashing rumors that the school is infested with vampires: "The headmaster believes that the outrageous rumors had reached a poi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/school-vehemently-denies-vampire-infestation/

Star Trek Character or Erectile Dysfunction Pill?

There are plenty of over-the-counter erectile dysfunction pills available now. Whether they work or not, they have names that could fit right in the Star Trek universe! In this mental_floss quiz, can you tell which of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/star-trek-character-or-erectile-dysfunction-pill/

Lacy Lingerie Helps Find North Pole

When you approach the North Pole, compasses don't work properly because the difference between the geographic pole and the magnetic pole are more pronounced than elsewhere. So the Catlin Arctic Survey, currently en route...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/lacy-lingerie-helps-find-north-pole/

12 Coolest Geeky Shoes

Shoe designers have been busy incorporating the latest technology into shoes. This list has shoes embedded with iPod transmitters, CDs, MP3 players, GPS trackers, and headlights. Others have springs or computer-enhanced...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/12-coolest-geeky-shoes/

10 Excruciating Medical Treatments from the Middle Ages

Just reading this article can be painful. It has descriptions of the horrible treatments that were often the only thing available for what ailed you in the Middle Ages. It was not a pleasant time to be a patient, b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/10-excruciating-medical-treatments-from-the-middle-ages/

Music from Sand

(Vimeo link)Sound designer Diego Stocco recorded different sounds made by sand, then turned them into music!I had some sandbags in the backyard that I used in November during a rainy day. I was moving them to a diffe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/music-from-sand/

10 Craziest Diets in History

Dieting. Personally, I suck at it, as do many people throughout the world. But it doesn't mean we don't try. Of course, some of us try to eat less and exercise more and some people jump on the bandwagon of any fad diets,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/10-craziest-diets-in-history/
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