Archive for March 1st, 2010

Why You Should Check If There's a Recall On Your Car

Neatoramanaut Zavatone, spell checker extraordinaire and all-round good guy wrote me about his recent misadventure involving his car, electrical short, fire, and halon fire extinguisher:Today, I had the pleasure of v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/why-you-should-check-if-theres-a-recall-on-your-car/

Operation Gameplay Graph

I like GuineaPig567's interpretation of the average gameplay in Operation.  I would add that the sliver of white = children like me, that were too freaked out by the whole concept to even play. Link (Cheezburger)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/operation-gameplay-graph/

A Comprehensive List of Everything of which You Should Be Afraid

If you were to make a list of everything that you could be afraid of, how much room would it take? Artist Brian Rea created 7 by 3.5 meter mural filled with his fears: Rea keeps many lists. During his last ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/a-comprehensive-list-of-everything-that-you-should-be-afraid-of/

Werner Herzog Reads Madeline

(YouTube Link) Last month, Minnesotastan posted a parody of the classic children's book Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, as though it was read by the German film director Werner Herzog. It's one of a se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/werner-herzog-reads-madeline/

Tokyo/Glow

(Video Link) Tokyo/Glow is a short film about the lighted figure in a crosswalk sign. He escapes from the confines of his box and walks about the city of Tokyo at night. He moves slowly, taking in the cit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/tokyoglow/

90 Retro Breakfast Cereals

Now That's Nifty has a 3 part series featuring 90 retro breakfast Cereals, from C-3PO's and Nintendo System cereal to Nerds and Urkel O's. Check it out, part 1, part 2 and part 3.Breakfast cereals have been popular e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/90-retro-breakfast-cereals/

Super Punch Tarot Cards

Top Left: Death by Patricio Oliver; Top Right: The Devil by Dan HippBottom Left: The Fool by Adam Koford; Bottom Right: The High Priestess by Tom WhalenTo celebrate his blog's third year, John Struan of Super Punch invit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/super-punch-tarot-cards/

The Unintended Consequence of Mass Layoffs: Fewer Boys Being Born

Here's a rather unexpected result of mass layoffs and high unemployment: the stress causes pregnant women to spontaneously abort more males, thus contributing to future gender gap.To our ancient ancestors, those sign...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/the-unintended-consequence-of-mass-layoffs-fewer-boys-being-born/

Amazing Restorative Dental Work

This photo of a specimen from the Louvre was not accompanied by any explanatory text, and just a modicum of identifying information. Bridge consists of a gold wire ligature of female human teeth. Place of discovery...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/amazing-restorative-dental-work/

The Great Python Hunt in the Florida Everglades

Joseph Wasilewski, Desiree Dov, Mario Aldecoa with a captured 13-foot Burmese python. Photo: Wick BeaversThanks to some irresponsible pet owners releasing their snakes in the wild, thousands of 10-foot Burmese pythons ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/the-great-python-hunt-in-the-florida-everglades/

Where Did All Those Employees of Busted Wall Street Companies Go?

After the one of the largest economic meltdowns of the century, thousands of people from America's largest financial institutions were laid off. Where did they go? DJ Patil of LinkedIn, the business-oriented social media...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/where-did-all-those-employees-of-busted-wall-street-companies-go/

Chilean Volcano

[caption id="attachment_29807" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: Martin Rietze"][/caption] Martin Rietze took this photo last December at the Villarica Volcano in Chile.  Along with many other amazing s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/chilean-volcano/

Why the Internet Will Fail (from 1995)

Back in 1995, Clifford Stoll, PhD wrote an article for Newsweek about a emerging thing called the internet.  According to him, it was going to go nowhere.  It's almost humorous how wrong he was.Then there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/a-look-back-at-what-one-expert-thought-of-the-internet-in-1995/

Nosey: Staticy Cat

(YouTube Link) From Kham4002 comes the amazing Staticy Cat, Nosey, with his new best friend, balloon. Just what YouTube needs. Another funny cat video.  :) The inspiration for this video came from our cat act...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/nosey-staticy-cat/

Paradoxymoron

Why would someone post a video of a painting? Because you need to see it in three dimensions to get the full effect. This is a movie of a super-cool "painting" hanging in the basement of the British Library, in Lond...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/paradoxymoron/

Vintage Disaster Girl

You might remember the picture of Disaster Girl that was a popular meme a couple of years ago. Jack Shepherd at Buzzfeed called the child pictured here "Disaster Girl's evil grandma". She is actually Flickr user Nathan C...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/vintage-disaster-girl/

Top Ten Spooky Sleep Disorders

There are quite a few things that can go wrong with our sleep cycles, but can anything be more terrifying than "exploding head syndrome"? This creatively named disorder occurs during the onset of deep sleep, when th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/top-ten-spooky-sleep-disorders/

ATF Seizes 30 Toy Guns

Brad Martin and his son Ben sell Airsoft BB guns at their store in Cornelius, Oregon. A recent shipment of 30 of the toy guns were intercepted and seized by ATF agents when they entered the country at Tacoma, Washington....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/atf-seizes-30-toy-guns/

Sweet Valley High

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will test your knowledge about Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield and the students at Sweet Valley High. Despite never having read any of the 152 books (they were first published in 19...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/sweet-valley-high/

Minimalist Stephen King Movie Posters

Artist Nick Tassone created way cool minimalist posters of some of Stephen King's literary works. You can probably guess what book movie each represents without looking at the title! Link to Flickr set. http://work....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/minimalist-stephen-king-book-posters/

In Our Parents’ Bookshelves

The Millions has a great essay about one difference between conventional books and electronic books that we may not have considered. You can learn a lot about someone by seeing what books they've kept. Perusing someone's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/in-our-parents-bookshelves/

Terrifying Spiral Staircases

Environmental Graffiti takes a look at some staircases from all over the world that aren't for people with vertigo or who are afraid of heights. The spiral staircase pictured is from the Glasgow lighthouse.http://www.env...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/the-most-terrifying-spiral-staircases-on-earth/

Steampunk Tactical

CasCity forum user Hedley Lamarr accessorized his black powder revolver with a scope and light for extra coolness and accuracy. I think that the gun is a Colt Single Action Army, which came into use in 1873...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/steampunk-tactical/

How Hard Is It to Give Away Free Umbrellas in a Rainstorm?

The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy is a non-profit organization in San Francisco that encourages people to do nice things for strangers in unusual and innovative ways. The society distributes $100 grants for t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/how-hard-is-it-to-give-away-free-umbrellas-in-a-rainstorm/

Lego Star Wars Foosball Table

Whatever you get when you combine games, Star Wars, and Lego construction has to be awesome. When it's big and useful, it's doubly awesome! Stefan built a foosball table completely from Lego bricks, and manned it with St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/lego-star-wars-foosball-table/

The Art of Passing Gas

The following is an article from The Best of The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. The Papal Belvedere by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1545), showing German peasants farting at the pope.It us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/01/the-art-of-passing-gas/






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