Archive for June 3rd, 2009

Twitter Treasure Hunt

Anthony Gardiner of Wellington, New Zealand bought an engagement ring for his girlfriend, but she turned him down. He can't return the ring and doesn't want to keep it as he considers it bad luck, so he's staging a treas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/twitter-treasure-hunt/

Han Solo, P.I.

(YouTube link) Harrison Ford has it all over Tom Selleck, if you ask me. If you are too young to remember Magnum, P.I. then you may not realize how closely this mashup follows the original opening sequence. S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/han-solo-pi/

Atlas Obscura

The founders of Curious Expeditions and the defunct Athanasius Kircher Society have teamed up to start a new website called Atlas Obscura, "A Compendium of the This Age's Wonders, Curiosities and Esoterica." or in simple...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/atlas-obscura/

Mix an Exploding Drink

Wired has a recipe for an exploding drink called the Manhattan Project. You can try to make it taste like a Manhattan, but its not really necessary. The point is that there will be a delayed-reaction explosion to surpr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/mix-an-exploding-drink/

10 Awesome Mac 'n' Cheese Creations

Seriously, my arteries would need a Rooter Router if I let myself eat ever one of these that I thought were yummy (cough. ALL.). I've actually had the Mac 'n' Chese Sampler from S'MAC. Sooooo good. Next on li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/10-awesome-mac-n-cheese-creations/

Tetris Turns 25: Ten things you might not know about the game

As Tetris turns 25 this week, the Geeks are sexy blog compiled a list of ten interesting facts you probably didn't know about the game.1- The game was completed on June 6th 1984 by Alexander Pajitnov, a programmer at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/tetris-turns-25-ten-things-you-might-not-know-about-the-game/

The History Of Coiffure In The XVIII Century

Hairstyles in the 18th century were regimented, over-the-top, and difficult to achieve, especially for women. The styles calmed down a little mid-century, but that didn't last long. However somewhere from mid 70-i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/the-history-of-coiffure-in-the-xviii-century/

Soft Drink, Hard Quiz

Three US soft drink companies own more brand names than you probably were aware of. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you are given eleven soda names. Can you identify whether it is a product of Coca-Cola, Pep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/soft-drink-hard-quiz/

Rent-A-Princess

The economy is so bad that even princesses have to take time from whatever it is princesses do every day and actually get a job. One Princess Amerah of Salt Lake City, Utah, got herself a sweet gig: you can rent her to h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/rent-a-princess/

Machine Keeps Heart Beating Outside of Body

Researchers at the North Carolina State University has developed a machine that can keep a heart beating outside the body. The potential medical benefit is huge, though for whatever reason I kept on thinking about Dr. Fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/machine-keeps-heart-beating-outside-of-body/

Luminous Craters: Street Art by Luzinterruptus

Photo: Gustavo SanabriaWho knows why the Department of Public Works in Madrid drilled these holes in the asphalt of the same street as the year before - but one thing we do know: they set the stage for urban street art t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/luminous-craters-street-art-by-luzinterruptus/

Jedi Kirby Cross Stitch

What's more awesome than Star Wars? How about a cross stitch of lightsaber duelin' jedi Kirby by Flickr user gamerghoul13? Link - via GeekadelphiaTalkin' bout Jedi Kirby, here's an animated gif by deviantArt user Yoshio1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/jedi-kirby-cross-stitch/

Popular and Unique Soft Drinks From Around the World - Part 2

This is part 2 to the soft drinks from around the world that was published earlier. Makes me miss Moxie and Vernors.Vegitabeta. VegitaBeta is an orange-colored soft drink consisting primarily of water and sugar. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/popular-and-unique-soft-drinks-from-around-the-world-part-2/

19 Reasons to Take a Nap

As if you need that many reasons to take a snooze.Studies show that not only will you feel better almost immediately, says Sara Mednick, PhD, a sleep medicine researcher at the University of California at San Diego a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/06/03/19-reasons-to-take-a-nap/






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