Archive for August 3rd, 2009

You Don't Know Jack

Being born a Jill, I always have had an involuntary relationship with the name “Jack.” For a few months in high school, I even dated a Jack. I was thrilled when we broke up because I no longer had to hear the nursery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/you-dont-know-jack/

Going for the Mattress Dominoes Record

(YouTube Link) Forty-one people gathered at a Bensons for Beds furniture warehouse in Tewkesbury, UK to break the mattress dominoes record. That means leaning on an upright mattress and then falling over backwards,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/going-for-the-mattress-dominoes-record/

15 War Machines by Leonardo Da Vinci

The Toy Zone has pictures and descriptions of fifteen weapons or defensive systems that historians have found sketched in the notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci. These include a tank, cluster munitions, and mobile walls...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/15-war-machines-by-leonardo-da-vinci/

Don't Judge My Hair

From the people who brought you There, I Fixed It, Don't Judge My Hair is a photoblog of disasterous hairstyles, cuts, and colors. Link via Double Plus Undeadhair...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/dont-judge-my-hair/

A Camel-Back Medical Clinic

For years, medical supplies have been sent into remote areas of Kenya on the backs of camels for the needs of the rural population. But seeing this system as inefficient, the Nomadic Communities Trust of Kenya is partne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/a-camel-back-medical-clinic/

The OMG-WTF Spectrum

This spectrum (I take it) is supposed to classify Internet memes by whether they provoke OMG or WTF reactions by netizens -- and all gradations in between. Bacon vodka, for example would be OMG, whereas human-eating...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/the-omg-wtf-spectrum/

The Massive Ordnance Penetrator Will Be the Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb Ever

Weighing in at 30,000 pounds, the Massive Ordnance Penetrator of the US Air Force will become the largest air-dropped non-nuclear bomb ever built: The MOP is 20 feet long and can penetrate bunkers up to 200 feet b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/the-massive-ordnance-penetrator-will-be-the-largest-non-nuclear-bomb-ever/

TV Sharks You Won't See on Shark Week

The Discovery Channel is full of shark attacks this week, but who knew there were so many other sharks on TV? From loan sharks to land shark, they're in this chart from TV Tango. Does this mean they've*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/tv-sharks-you-wont-see-on-shark-week/

The Ten Plagues of Passover Finger Puppets

Having trouble keeping the Ten Plagues of Passover straight? These finger puppets for Blood, Frogs, Gnats, Wild Animals, Pestilence, Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness, and the Angel of Death are a fun way of rememberin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/the-ten-plagues-of-passover-finger-puppets/

Who’s Getting Roasted?

Celebrity roasts have been a comedy staple for decades. In today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you are challenged to identify who is being skewered by the quips from various roasts. I scored 60%, which is better th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/whos-getting-roasted/

Tattooed Librarians

The Texas Library Association is selling a 2010 calendar called "The Tattooed Ladies of TLA." Twenty-one librarians show off their tats over 18 months. The calendar is a fundraiser to assist libraries that are still reco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/tattooed-librarians/

Blip

(Vimeo link) See what happens when two aliens try to take over the same world in Blip, a short animation by Sean Mullen and Ben Harper of the Irish School of Animation. -via the Presurfer aliens, animation...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/blip/

The Anacreontic Song

A group of amateur musicians formed a club in London in the mid-1700s called the Anacreontic Society. They had day jobs as the pillars of society, but at night they would get together and present concerts. Member John St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/the-anacreontic-song/

Brain Teaser Toilet Roll

The Mind Trainer Loo Roll is packed with puzzles, brain teasers, and Sudoku on every sheet. Create a game for yourself: you don't get to use a sheet until you've solved the puzzle on it. Link via The Presurfer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/brain-teaser-toilet-roll/

Cracking Kryptos

The following is an article from Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader It sits just steps away from some of the most brilliant cryptographers in the country, and yet after nearly 20...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/cracking-kryptos/

Embroidery Tattoo

Flickr user Glitch Vixen got a tattoo of an embroidery her grandmother had made in high school. The result is undeniably beautiful and well-executed. http://www.flickr.com/photos/glitch/2744652516/in/photostream/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/03/embroidery-tattoo/
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