Archive for January 6th, 2010

The Cupcake Game

My sister hosts a big game party every year, mostly non-video games (word games, board games etc.) This year she made 100 cupcakes, each with a decoration referring to a game, video and otherwise. Have a go at guessing t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/the-cupcake-game/

9 Surprising Things Found in "Where's Waldo?" Books

Since 1987, illustrator Martin Handford's Where's Waldo? (Where's Wally in the UK) books have challenged the pattern recognition skills of children and adults. In the many books featuring Waldo, Handfo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/9-surprising-things-found-in-wheres-waldo-books/

The Valley of The Statues

The Egyptians had the Book of the Dead to express one's descent into the afterlife. At the Valley of the Statues in Colombia, however, there are guardians watching over the land. History comes alive in these hand car...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/the-valley-of-the-statues-in-san-agustin/

Pi Calculated to a Record Number of 2.7 Trillion Digits

That's 123 billion digits more than the previous number. Computer scientist Fabrice Bellard ran his calculations on a desktop computer, taking 131 days to run the program and then check the results: Previous reco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/pi-calculated-to-a-record-number-of-2-7-trillion-digits/

Mario Question Block Coin Candy

Mario Question Block Coin Candy - $3.95 You never know what you'll get from a question block in the video game Super Mario Bros., but there's no question here. You'll get awesome co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/mario-question-block-coin-candy/

Chainlink Extreme 4X4

(YouTube Link) YouTube user rhauf1 shares with us this vehicular concoction dubbed Chainlink, assembled from salvaged and custom parts.  The engine is a fuel-injected Ford 5.0 V-8 from a Cobra, and transmission and t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/chainlink-extreme-4x4/

America's Daily Data Consumption

Artist Rob Vargas created this graphic using data from a study by the University of California at San Diego. Americans consume 3.6 zettabytes a day. A zettabyte is one billion trillion bytes. That's a lot of LOLca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/americas-daily-data-consumption/

Irritating Side Effect of Cocaine Vaccine: It Causes Users to Take 10 Times as Much Cocaine as Before

Last October, I posted about a drug that binds antibodies to cocaine to diminish its pleasurable effects in users. Well, it's not working out terribly well because some users are responding by taking enough cocaine to o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/irritating-side-effect-of-cocaine-vaccine-it-causes-users-to-take-10-times-as-much-cocaine-as-before/

Tabletop Pong

(YouTube link) Going old school in the geekiest way possible, Windell Oskay at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has built a non-video version of Pong. The process of building it is posted as well. Linkdiy, video game...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/tabletop-pong/

The Expulsion from Eden, Written with Internet Catchphrases

Cartoonist H. Caldwell Tanner drew a version of the expulsion from Eden narrative in Genesis 3 using only Internet catchphrases. He writes "Genesis would have been a lot cooler if it featured blue hedgehogs." Proba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/the-expulsion-from-eden-written-with-internet-catchphrases/

New Species of Strawberry Crab Discovered

Marine biologist Professor Ho Ping-ho from the National Taiwan Ocean University has discovered a new species of strawberry crab off southern Taiwan.  While there are other species of strawberry crab, this particular...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/new-species-of-strawberry-crab-discovered/

Letterheady: A Blog About Letterheads

(L) Walt Disney Productions - via COHASCO DPC (R) Frank Zappa - via Kill Ugly RadioRobot Salesmen Ltd. - via We Made ThisFrom Shaun Usher of (sadly now defunct) deputydog and the fantastic Letters of Note blog, here come...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/letterheady-a-blog-about-letterheads/

Separate Sack Suspensory

From the March 1922 issue of Physical Culture, as presented by the ever amazing Modern Mechanix blog, let me tell my fellow men three words that will change their lives forever. Ready?Separate Sack Suspensory:You can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/separate-sack-suspensory/

The Evolution of Mr. Potato Head

The first Mr. Potato Head (1952) - via National Institute of Health 1949: A SPUD IS BORN Brooklyn-born toy inventor George Lerner tries to capitaliz...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/the-evolution-of-mr-potato-head/

10 Technologies That Will Rock 2010

Global Thoughtz Technology has a cool list of the latest tech that's due to blow up this year, including augmented reality.  It's recently debuted on certain phones that can integrate GPS and object recognition to enhan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/10-technologies-that-will-rock-2010/

The Sunday Funnies Stamps

Every year, the United States Postal Service release a set of new stamps and this year, one particular set stands out: The Sunday Funnies Collection.Comics Alliance blog has the scoop (and more pics):Based on popular...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/the-sunday-funnies-stamps/

Who Wants to Marry a U.S. Citizen and Other Bad Dating Show Ideas

Forget Who Wants To Marry a Multi-Millionaire! There's an even better reality tv / dating show idea: Who Wants To Marry a U.S. Citizen:Who Wants to Marry a U.S. Citizen was a show devised by the geniuses at Morus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/01/06/who-wants-to-marry-a-u-s-citizen-and-other-bad-dating-show-ideas/






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