Archive for April 14th, 2009

Rube Goldberg Basketball Shot

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkqWZdqkyEA][YouTube - Link]At the 20th Annual Richard Opie Tournament at Pewaukee, Wisconsin, a the Pewaukee Longhorns battled the Wildcats in a close game of basketball. With...

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Tetris Furniture

If you love the game, chances are you'll also love the furniture! Here's a Tetris-inspired line of furniture, by designers Diego Silvério and Helder Filipov. Just don't stack 'em right - they'll go poof and di...

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Extreme Dog Houses

What on earth possessed Rachel Hunter to create a $30,000 dog house for her pooch?  From the looks of this list, she's not alone, but seriously!  There has to be some mortgage/pork barrel joke here :) Th...

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Dollar Art

Tattoo artists rarely limit their canvases to the human body and generally express themselves in all kinds of mediums.  Critically acclaimed tattoo artist Scott Campbell is no exception. He has taken his tech...

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The King of Bling

Photo: Steve BourgetA team of archaeologists co-led by Steve Bourget of the University of Texas discovered a treasure-filled tomb of the Moche Culture in Peru. They found this gem amongst the content: a 1,500-year-old fu...

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The Birdcage Dress

Photo: Suzan and Kelly JonesConceptual artist Kasey McMahon (whose works CompuBeaver and Text-o-Possum have been featured on Neatorama before) sent us her latest creation: the Birdcage Dress (yes, it's a fully functional...

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Waking the Baby Mammoth

This is pretty cool: National Geographic Channel has a fantastic feature titled Waking the Baby Mammoth, about the discovery of a well-preserved body of a baby woolly mammoth:Only a handful have ever been...

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Passenger Landed Plane Safely After Pilot Died Mid-Flight

When the pilot of the twin-engine Beech aircraft passed out and died mid-flight, passenger Doug White of Archibald, Louisiana, took over the plane and landed it safely:"We've had situations where passengers land...

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Country's Only Cage-Free, No-Kill Animal Shelter Needs Your Help

There's no question that in today's tough economic climate, many worthy causes are facing trouble. After it was broken into by a drunk man, the country's only cage-free, no-kill animal shelter, The Saint Francis Animal R...

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Snuggling with Puppy May Have Saved a Wandering Toddler

When 2-year-old toddler Nathaniel wandered away from his home, his mother Ashley Teafatiller and fellow searchers frantically looked for him ... thankfully the story has a happy ending, and an unlikely hero: Nathaniel's...

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20 Reasons To Love Penguins

20 Reasons I Love Penguins is a blog post detailing exactly that. It has simple reasons why penguins are great, paired with really fantastic images of the birds. For example: 8. They'd make great punk rockers*/s...

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Puzzle: How Can Carter's Killer Rabbit Escape?

Do you remember when President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a rabbit while fishing in 1979? Carter became the butt of many jokes about this incident. Here's a puzzle from John Tierney based on the incident: Supp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/14/puzzle-how-can-carters-killer-rabbit-escape/

Trombone Gallery

Who knew there were so many types of trombones? Douglas Yeo has pictures of all kinds of trombone configurations. Pictured is a buccin, a trombone with a bell ending in a zoomorphic head. Link -via Metafilter trombo...

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What Type of Web Commenter Are You?

I'm amazed at the different reactions we get from the variety of posts here at Neatorama. Some items have no comments at all; others have discussions that go on for days. The same thing happens at the Neatorama forums an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/14/what-type-of-web-commenter-are-you/

Dead At Your Age

Enter your birthdate at Dead At Your Age, and you will find out which famous people died at a younger age than you are now. I don't know if this is supposed to make me feel good or bad, but I found out that I have alread...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/14/dead-at-your-age/

Kinda Sutra

People talk about the "misconceptions" they had as children concerning sex and reproduction in the film Kinda Sutra. Where exactly do babies come from? And how are they really made? Mixing humorous anim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/14/kinda-sutra/

Caption Monkey 58: Win This Original Laugh-Out-Loud Cat Comic Panel!

My, my, my - it has been a month since we last had a Caption Monkey contest on Neatorama! Thankfully, our pal Adam Koford reminded me of my lapse (sorry, guys) and even provided the image (and prize) for today's game.Fun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/14/caption-monkey-58-win-this-original-laugh-out-loud-cat-comic-panel/

Music Tidbits: The Killers

The Killers were named after a fictional band that appears in the music video for the New Order song “Crystal.” Brandon Flowers was originally in another Las Vegas band called Blush, but was forced to leave the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/04/14/music-tidbits-the-killers/






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