Archive for April 9th, 2010

The Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World

Forbes magazine has a slideshow of the 15 most expensive whiskeys in the world. Coming in at #3 is a batch of 50 year old Chivas Royal Salute, which costs about $10,000 a bottle. Released in 2003 to comm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/the-most-expensive-whiskeys-in-the-world/

An Ancient Room Under the House

Pat and Diane Farla of Shropshire, England moved into their home three years ago and wondered what a rectangle in the floor represented. On Good Friday, they has a few drinks and decided to find out. They pulled the meta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/an-ancient-room-under-the-house/

Infographic

Phil Gyford created an infographic about infographics, which says what many of us are thinking. Link -via Laughing Squidparody, infographic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/infographic/

Recursive Wil Wheaton Shirt

As Wil (Wesley Crusher) Wheaton proudly displays his awesome recursive shirt, he tells us that whoever animated it "wins at the Internet." Original photo by Paul. Who gave Wil the shirt as a fun gift. Now, it's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/recursive-wil-wheaton-shirt/

The 7 Creepiest Fairy Tales We All Know

There have always been movies that put a clever spin on a fairy tale to make it creepy and dark. But most of the famous fairy tales we all know were fairly horrifying in their original versions. One of the seven tales is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/the-7-creepiest-fairy-tales-we-all-know/

Journal of a Trip Abroad in 1920

Fannie Drummond spent six weeks traveling through Europe in 1920. Her great-great-granddaughter found her diary of the trip, and is posting each entry on a blog exactly 90 years to the day after they were first recorded....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/journal-of-a-trip-abroad-in-1920/

It's a Bad Idea to Drink Beer in a Police Car if You're Underage

It didn't occur to Tasha Lee Cantrell of Florida that she shouldn't drink a beer while a police officer drove her home from her friend's DUI arrest: The 19-year-old Floridian was riding in a car early Monday morni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/its-a-bad-idea-to-drink-a-beer-in-a-police-car-if-youre-underage/

Laser Mirror Clock

This clock concept by Russian art collective Art Lebedev shoots a laser at sixty rotating mirrors to tell the time. Other clocks by this group that we've featured at Neatorama include the Verbarius Clock and the Tas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/laser-mirror-clock/

When Coloring Books Go Bad

Hulk late for work again! Zany Pickle presents an assortment of color book pages that have been altered with a dark sense of humor. Link via Popped Culture Previously on Neatorama: Incredible Hulk Case Mod H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/when-coloring-books-go-bad/

Math Dances and Other College Application Videos

(YouTube Link) Some American colleges and universities now allow prospective students to submit videos instead of or in addition to written essays. The above video is one that Amelia Downs sent with her application...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/math-dances-and-other-college-application-videos/

Can Marijuana Save California Agriculture?

California produces a large chunk of the nation's crops despite a shortage of water. The demand for water for cities has created a problem for agriculture that will only get worse. Legal marijuana crops could benefit the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/can-marijuana-save-california-agriculture/

The Pixar Quiz

Pixar studios has proven that Disney isn't the only game in town for quality animated films. How well do you know the Pixar films? Find out in this quiz from mental_floss! I scored 33%, way below average, even though I'v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/the-pixar-quiz/

Fisticup Brass Knuckles Mug

Hello Neatoramanauts! We've just gotten the Fisticup (the knuckle duster or brass knuckles mug) back in stock at the NeatoShop. We ran out twice before, so if you want one, hurry over yonder...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/fisticup-brass-knuckles-mug/

Jee Hevisaurus

(YouTube link) Kid's entertainment in Finland is a little different. Hevisaurus is a metal band composed of dinosaurs! Here they perform the song "Jee Hevisaurus." -via Metafilter kids, dinosaurs, heavy metal, hard ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/jee-hevisaurus/

The Sunny Sneeze

Some people (up to 24% in one survey) tend to sneeze when they are exposed to bright light. A new name for this reflex is Autosomal Cholinergic Helio-Ophtalmologic Outburst syndrome, or ACHOO for short. Har har. The sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/the-sunny-sneeze/

Lin Yu Chun Can Dance!

Remember Lin Yu Chun, the Taiwanese kid that out-Whitney Whitney Houston? Well, turns out that he can do more than sing ... he can dance, too! My, he's the whole package.Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Jon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/lin-yu-chun-can-dance/

Brewery Workers Strike When Told to Drink Beer Only at Lunchtime

Workers at the Carlsberg brewery in Denmark are on strike after management handed down new rules about drinking on the job. Now, employees are allowed to drink beer only while at lunch: The strike in Denmark foll...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/brewery-workers-strike-when-told-to-drink-beer-only-at-lunchtime/

The Game of Hell

This concept of hell is brought to you by the webcomic xkcd. Only a couple of days after this particular comic went viral, there is a playable version. Understand, I said a playable version, not a winnable*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/the-game-of-hell/

Cow Trapped for Days Below Street

A cow apparently wandered into a culvert in Kaysville, Utah and squeezed through the town’s storm drain system until she became stuck where the drain narrowed just enough. Animal Control officers officers were alerted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/cow-trapped-for-days-below-street/

The Monster Engine

Dave Devries takes children's sketches of monsters from their imagination and renders them in paint, while keeping the scary details. The process is simple. I project a child’s drawing with an opaque projector,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/the-monster-engine/

5 Still Missing Treasures (You Could Find)

Everybody loves a good treasure hunt, right?  Well, here are five buried treasure that is still buried out there somewhere.  From pirates to gangsters, they all left riches in an undisclosed, but much theorized...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/5-still-missing-treasures-you-can-find/

Jabuticaba – The Tree that Fruits on its Trunk

It looks like some belated April Fool joke but the Jabuticaba is a real tree which bears fruit on its trunk.  It gives it a rather odd appearance but the fruit is tremendously popular in South America.  People...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/09/jabuticaba-%e2%80%93-the-tree-that-fruits-on-its-trunk/
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