Archive for April 2nd, 2010

"I Called My 5th Grade Teacher a Jackass"

When her son Ahmad, who had been acting up at school, called his teacher a jackass, Cassandra Rollins had had enough - so she decided to teach him a lesson he'd never forget:"I called my 5th grade teacher a jack...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/i-called-my-5th-grade-teacher-a-jackass/

Peepshi

Peepshi is sushi made from marshmallow Peeps! Yeah, it looks like sushi, but the ingredients are Peeps, Rice Krispies, and Fruit by the Foot, so you know it's super sweet. Link -via Nag on the Lake (...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/peepshi/

Eagle on the Town

(YouTube Link) Once on the brink of extinction, the North American bird that became a national symbol is thriving again. The bald eagles around Portland, OR used to stay away from the city, but this week one camped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/eagle-on-the-town/

Galactic Empire State of Mind

College Humor scores with this send-up of Jay-Z's song, "Empire State of Mind," where Stormtroopers and Rebels dance off to MC Vader's lyrical memories of the Trilogy, while giant video screens show key scenes from t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/galactic-empire-state-of-mind/

The Pinocchio Paradox

Anyone care to weigh in on this heady matter? via - TwistedSifterbrain teaser, nature of truth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/the-pinocchio-paradox/

PETA's New Octomom Ad

How does PETA follow up on its controversial Tiger Woods ad? Why, with the Octomom, of course! The fame-seeking mom, who gave birth to octuplets last year, now has 14 mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay off. Accord...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/petas-new-octomom-ad/

The Stirling Engine

(YouTube Link) The above video shows Stirling engine enthusiasts motoring around on the River Thames. This engine, invented in 1816 by Robert Sterling, consists of, at minimum, two pistons, one of which is heated....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/the-stirling-engine/

Whale Kept Paddle Surfer Company

Paddle surfer Jodie Nelson set out to standup-paddle 40 miles to raise awareness for breast cancer ... and made an unusual "friend" doing it: a 30-foot minke whale she named "Larry" swam alongside her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/whale-kept-paddle-surfer-company/

The Drowning Baby Scam

This bizarre scam is made even more hideous because it tugs on a Good Samaritan's sense of humanity. Behold, the drowning baby scam:She pointed to the nearby lake where Mr White saw a baby, clothed and with shoes on,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/the-drowning-baby-scam/

Pop Culture Tibetan "Buddha" Paintings by Gade

In his art series "New Buddha," Tibetan artist Gade combined pop culture with traditional Tibetan art:Gade points out "In most people's minds, Tibet is an ancient, mysterious and exotic place. The noti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/pop-culture-tibetan-buddha-paintings-by-gade/

A Gift for the Sublimely Self-Righteous

Sublimely Self-Righteous - $14.95 from the new NeatoShop Arrogant Bastard Tumbler...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/a-gift-for-the-sublimely-self-righteous/

Pixar's Movie Up-Inspired Peeps Diorama

The winners of The Washington Post's annual Peeps diorama show (Peeps Show IV) have just been announced. The entry "EEP" by Michael Chirlin and Veronica Ettle which recreated a scene from Pixar's animated movie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/pixars-movie-up-inspired-peeps-diorama/

The REAL Alice in Wonderland

Photo: Lewis Carroll / Getty ImagesHere's a fun trivia for you for when you go see Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland movie: did you know that there actually was a real alice? Her name was Alice Pleasance Lidell.From The R...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/the-real-alice-in-wonderland/

Wood from Newspaper

Dutch designer Mieke Meijer compresses and bonds old newspapers so that the print is still legible, but the resulting product has the grain and feel of original wood: Every day, piles of newspapers are discard...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/wood-from-newspaper/

How the Deepest Drill in the World Works

The Chikyu research vessel is a ship with a drill that can reach deeper under the earth's surface than any other drill system in the world. At a cost of $540 million, it's capable of reaching 2,890 23,000 f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/how-the-deepest-drill-in-the-world-works/

US Military Developing Poop-Powered Nuclear Reactors

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an office within the US government that develops military technology. One of their current projects is to design a nuclear reactor that can be sustained with huma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/us-military-developing-poop-powered-nuclear-reactors/

Secrets of the Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy

The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy is a group that gives $100 grants to people who promise to give it away in a meaningful and creative way. The formerly-secret society was founded in 2006. Miss [Courtney]...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/secrets-of-the-secret-society-for-creative-philanthropy/

Slow Fast Placemats & Coasters

Nana Kikuchi designed these place mats that make setting a proper table easy, with silhouettes of the proper flatware placement.  They and the coasters come in a convenient roll. Link -via Nag on the Lakeflatware, table...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/slow-fast-placemats-coasters/

LEGO Kitchen Island

Most kitchen renovation projects are slow enough as is, but can you imagine when teeny tiny bricks are involved? It must've taken quite a long time, but the LEGO kitchen island sure is a thing of beauty:The idea for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/lego-kitchen-island/

Drunk Man Tried to Resuscitate Roadkill with CPR

A man in PA was arrested for public drunkenness after he was found trying to resuscitate a long dead possum. Possums are prone to play dead, especially when threatened. Their eyes glaze over, their teeth are bared, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/02/drunk-man-tried-to-resuscitate-roadkill-with-cpr/




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