Archive for April 5th, 2010

How Americans' Diets Have Changed Over the Past Century

A recent issue of a US Department of Agriculture publication includes an examination of how America's food choices have changed over the past one hundred years. As you can see from one of the charts provided in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/how-americans-diets-have-changed-over-the-past-century/

Woman Crashes Car into Hair Salon, Stays for Appointment

Marion Zock, 82, knows the importance of keeping an appointment: An elderly Michigan woman who accidentally crashed her car into a hair salon while attempting to park said she stuck around the scene to keep her ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/woman-crashes-car-into-hair-salon-stays-for-appointment/

Math Class Shadow

(YouTube link) You might remember Biola University professor Matthew Weathers from his Halloween prank video last year. He also went the extra mile for April Fools Day. Even the university president got involved! -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/math-class-shadow/

Big and Scary LEGO Spider

Jason Ruff, who goes by the name Doctor Mobius built this huge spider from LEGO bricks! The creation he calls "Big Hairy Spider" was built for the Battlebugs Creepy Crawlers challenge. Link - via atcrux See more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/big-and-scary-lego-spider/

Little Kid Parallel Parks Masterfully

(YouTube Link) This viral video shows a little boy who parallel parks his toy car like an expert stunt driver. via Urlesquedriving...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/little-kid-parellel-parks-masterfully/

Amazonian Tribe's Language Has No Tenses, Numbers over Five

Anthropologist Pierre Pica has spent ten years studying the Munduruku tribe of the Brazilian Amazon region. Their language has no tenses, plural forms, or numbers greater than five. Pica described life in a society whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/amazonian-tribes-language-has-no-tenses-numbers-over-five/

The Pig With Earth-Friendly Poop

With livestock farmers on both sides of the family, I thought all manure was eco-friendly up to a point. But domesticated pigs have excess phosphorus in both their urine and feces, which does awful things to the water su...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/the-pig-with-earth-friendly-poop/

To the Letter: Major League Logos

Spring means baseball time! To celebrate, try your hand and eye at today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. You'll be given one letter from a Major League Baseball team logo, and you tell us what team it is (don't inc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/to-the-letter-major-league-logos/

The Tufa Towers of Mono Lake

One of the most amazing sites to be found in California (and perhaps the US) is the eerie beauty of Mono Lake. The "towers" became visible when the lake's source water was diverted for human use, and the water...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/the-tufa-towers-of-mono-lake/

Tremerz

The game Tremerz is exactly like the movie Tremors, except that it's a video game. You are Kevin Bacon, and you must collect the other movie characters and lead them around while avoiding the Graboids. I don't...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/tremerz/

Star Wars Cakes

Over yonder at our wide-format Neatorama Spotlight blog, our friend Jen Yates of Cake Wrecks has written a very neat post about some of the weirdest Star Wars cakes ever made: LinkStar Wars, yoda, Cake, cake wrecks, Jen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/star-wars-cakes/

160 Greatest Quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Get to the choppah! Someone has finally compiled the 160 greatest quotes by Arnold "It's Not A Tumah" Schwarzenegger.I for one wish that the Governator is done with politics so he can "be back" making...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/160-greatest-quotes-by-arnold-schwarzenegger/

Neatorama Post No. 25,000 (And a Giveaway)

Woohoo! It seems like it was only last week when we hit post# 20,000 back in May of last year. We've now hit another milestone: this is the 25,000th post on the blog. Thank you to all of Neatorama's authors, Upcoming Que...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/neatorama-post-no-25000-and-a-giveaway/

Tickle Stones iPhone App Makes You Giggle

I was intrigued to find that Miss C's brother has designed an iPhone App that involves tickling:My brother designed another iPhone app to tickle your funnybone. Well, that's a side effect. What you're really doing is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/tickle-stones-iphone-app-makes-you-giggle/

LEGO Alarm Clock

I'm not a morning person - actually, I'm positively a blockhead until my morning coffee. So perhaps this is the perfect alarm for me: the radio alarm clock shaped like a LEGO block.LinkLego, alarm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/lego-alarm-clock/

How To Defeat a Chain Lock With Rubber Bands

There are a couple of video clips that brought to mind Germaine Greer's quote "There's no such thing as security. There never has been. "The first one was a way to open any locked door just by bumping...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/how-to-defeat-a-chain-lock-with-rubber-bands/

Gorgeous and Unusually Wonderful Coffee Makers

The last time I felt so cutting edge was when I got the Senseo coffee maker pod machine a few years ago. Today, it's absolutely quaint especially when compared to the gorgeous coffee makers and espresso machines compiled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/gorgeous-and-unusually-wonderful-coffee-makers/

How To Jump From A Speeding Car

Admit it. You've all thought about a scenario where you have to jump out of a speeding car to survive. But how? The Art of Manliness has the inside guide:... when I lived in Tijuana, two of my friends actually did ha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/how-to-jump-from-a-speeding-car/

Pac-Man: The Movie

This movie doesn't exist, but it should. It's called Pac-Man: The Movie. Check out the movie trailer:Pharmaceutical CEO Michael Pacman is forced to take his own dangerous medications in order to survive a maze desig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/pac-man-the-movie-2/

10 of the Strangest and Most Awesome Choose Your Own Adventure Books

A funny look at 10 of the weirdest and also the most awesome book covers for the '80s book series, Choose Your Own Adventure.Yes, AWESOME! I don’t see how the story could live up to the bad ass title and cover but...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/10-of-the-strangest-and-most-awesome-choose-your-own-adventure-books/

Battlestar "Galact-egg-a"

Since Easter is at our doorstep, why not use the occasion to "geek out" and paint your favorite sci-fi characters on egg shells?I considered Firefly, Star Wars, and potentially even Deadwood. But then I set...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/05/battlestar-galact-egg-a/
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