Archive for March 5th, 2010

Nerdy 'Yo Mama' Jokes

reddit user Grimmlock started a clever comment thread. It's filled with nerdy variations of the classic 'yo mama' joke theme. A few samples: Your momma's so fat that the probability that she is in an arbitrary poi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/nerdy-yo-mama-jokes/

Mr. Burns from The Simpsons Untooned

deviantART user Martin Beyer imagined what Mr. Burns from The Simpsons would look like if he was depicted more literally. It looks like a sculpture, but Beyer actually used Zbrush to create a digital 3D ima...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/mr-burns-from-the-simpsons-untooned/

LEGO Synthesizer

(YouTube Link) Japanese designer Yoshi Akai creates electronic musical instruments from unusual objects, such as telegraph machines and stylophones. One of his recent works is a three-channel, eight-step synthesize...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/lego-synthesizer/

Humorously Named Cities

The US has its share of strange town names. If you've made a few road trips, you've no doubt encountered some of them. Test your knowledge of these strangely-named cities in this Lunchtime Quiz from mental_floss. I score...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/humorously-named-cities/

Pilot Shot in Face, Lands Helicopter Safely

A British military pilot managed to get twenty passengers to the ground despite a bullet between his eyes. Flight Lieutenant Ian Fortune was ferrying the wounded from a battle between American troops and the Taliban in H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/pilot-shot-in-face-lands-helicopter-safely/

Lego Avatar Battle Helicopter

(YouTube link) Barman made a cool helicopter from the movie Avatar out of Lego pieces for the February competition at Brickshelf. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=420825 to pictures. -via Wacky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/lego-avatar-battle-helicopter/

Coins from the Time of Alexander the Great Found

Over 250 coins dating from the time of Alexander the Great were found in northern Syria, according to Youssef Kanjo, the Syrian archaeologist in charge of excavations at Aleppo. They were unearthed by a local man who was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/coins-from-the-time-of-alexander-the-great-found/

Are Liberals and Atheists More Evolved?

Are liberals and atheists smarter and more evolved than conservatives? Yes, according to a new (and, needless to say, controversial) study by psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa:Kanazawa's theory is that intelligence—...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/are-liberals-and-atheists-more-evolved/

Town Residents Perform 1300 "Random Acts of Kindness"

The mayor of Elk River, Minnesota, challenged its residents to perform 1,000 acts of kindness.  They responded. At Christmas time, Klinzing saw a YouTube video about a restaurant in Philadelphia where people kept payin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/town-residents-perform-1300-random-acts-of-kindness/

Goodnight, Forest Moon

Noah Dziobecki adapted the children's book Goodnight Moon and set it in the Star Wars universe for his son's birthday. Now his illustrations are available to download and print for yourself -free! Instr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/goodnight-forest-moon/

Ten Ways to Win an Oscar

The Academy Awards will be given out Sunday night. Every year we compare this year's winner with past winners and find they have certain similarities. The first page at the link lists the roles most likely to win an Osca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/ten-ways-to-win-an-oscar/

Sushi Cat

The game Sushi Cat doesn’t demand a lot of skill (at least until you reach the higher levels), but it’s so cute and funny you have to keep playing. How much sushi can one fat round cat eat? It's basically like play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/sushi-cat/

.9999999... Is Equal to 1.000000

And now for something completely different.  A math puzzle.  Or conundrum, if you will. In the figure to the left, the bar above the number 9 indicates that it is to be repeated forever.  For the remainder of this...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/9999999-is-equal-to-1-000000/

The Trolololo Video Explained

(YouTube Link) This bizarre video has been circulating the Internet for about a week or two. It appears to be a Russian man singing a wordless (even in Russian) nonsense song before a live audience. It is definite...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/the-trolololo-video-explained/

Old Spice Manmercial - The Apple Version

Of course, it was only a matter of time before someone would do a remake of the popular "I'm on a horse" Old Spice Manmercial that was covered here at Neatorama a couple of weeks ago. This first(?) one has an Apple t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/old-spice-manmercial-the-apple-version/

DIY: The Joker's Makeup from The Dark Knight

This video will give you a detailed description of how to apply a makeup that looks very much like the one The Joker is wearing in the Batman movie The Dark Knight. Link [YouTube] - via Cakehead Loves Evilbatman,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/diy-the-jokers-makeup-from-the-dark-knight/

The Handiest Creatures in the Animal Kingdom

For centuries, philosophers claimed that the ability to make tools separated man from best. But in 1960, a young wildlife researcher named Jane Goodall told her boss, anthropologist Louis Le...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/05/the-handiest-creatures-in-the-animal-kingdom/




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