Archive for June 4th, 2010

Patrick Stewart goes from Captain to Knight

Patrick Stewart was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday. No word on if it was for "boldly going where no man has gone before" or just keeping Riker in his place.“This is an honor that embraces tho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/patrick-stewart-goes-from-captain-to-knight/

Law Requires Police To Check For Illegal Immigrants. Arizona? Nope: Mexico!

We don't post a lot of politics here on Neatorama, so pardon me for this post about the new and controversial Arizona law that forced local police to check whether a person is an illegal immigrant (presumably from Mexico...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/law-requires-police-to-check-for-illegal-immigrants-arizona-nope-mexico/

The "Grim Eater" Stole Food From Funerals

Funeral homes in Wellington, New Zealand, have been hit by an unusual thief, dubbed the "Grim Eater" for reasons that will soon become obvious. From The Dominion Post:A fake mourner who repeatedly gatecrash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/the-grim-eater-stole-food-from-funerals/

Big Daddy Tumblers for Father's Day

Big Daddy Tumbler and Dad's Root Beer TumblerNeed ideas for some cool Father's Day gift? Your old man would surely appreciate these: the Big Daddy Tumbler (from San Francisco's Speakeasy Ales & Lagers brewery) and Da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/big-daddy-tumblers-for-fathers-day/

Penguins Playing Soccer

(Video Link) South Korean fans are getting excited about their national team's chances for winning the World Cup, so naturally they dressed penguins from a Seoul aquarium in team uniforms and put them on a model soc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/penguins-playing-soccer/

Man Uploads, Downloads, and Re-Uploads Video to YouTube 1,000 Times

(YouTube Link) And the video above is the result. Patrick Liddell, a musician, modeled his experiment on Alvin Lucier's 1969 composition I Am Sitting in a Room, which did something similar. Liddell says "...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/man-uploads-downloads-and-re-uploads-video-to-youtube-1000-times/

15 Best Costumes at the 2010 London Marathon

It's marathon time again, and this year there were more crazy British people showing up in zany costumes than ever. Uncoached brings us 15 of their top picks. I wouldn't be able to run 100 yards in some of these t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/15-best-costumes-at-the-2010-london-marathon/

Online Dating Guide

Cracked devised a great infographic to help you navigate the labyrinth that is online dating. Featuring the most commonly used interests and phrases, this guide will help you avoid a lot of pain. Obviously, people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/online-dating-guide/

Prop Newspaper Pops Up Everywhere

The people over at /Film have come across a hilarious gag that we've all seen without realizing it. There's a specific newspaper that's been used and re-used in film and television, and even commercials, as the go-to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/prop-newspaper-pops-up-everywhere/

Origami Mask

Origami artist Joel Cooper made the above mask, entitled Delphus, out of one sheet of elephant hide paper. It's 16 cm tall and 5 cm deep. We last looked at his amazing works about four years ago, and he's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/origami-mask/

Futuristic Fossils

Artist Chase Black has unearthed fossils -- from the future! His series "Creatures from the Mechazoic Era" consists of sculptures of fossilized robots and cyborg animals. Pictured above is the long-extinct...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/futuristic-fossils/

Jackboots on Whitehall -- A Movie Made With Action Figures

Hiring lots of actors and building elaborate sets (and then blowing them up) is expensive. So the directors of Jackboots on Whitehall used 12-inch action figures to scale down the cost. Above is the trai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/jackboots-on-whitehall-a-movie-made-with-action-figures/

Online Dating Ghostwriter

So you've met a nice girl online. Or rather, you've seen her profile on a dating website. But you're not sure how to impress her. Solution: hire Max Hartshorn, a professional online dating ghostwriter who will tell you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/online-dating-ghostwriter/

The Origins of our Most Famous Toys

This article takes a look back at 8 of our most famous vintage toys, what they looked like in the beginning and how they were created.  Includes looks at baseball cards, comic books, Hot Wheels and Pez dispensers.*e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/the-origins-of-our-most-famous-toys/

Billboard that Smells Like Steak

We're coming one step closer to smell-o-vision, and it's great news for meat-eaters. Actually, the more I think about it, I'm not sure it's great news for anybody. A new Billboard on River Highway in North Carolina...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/billboard-that-smells-like-steak/

Flowers You Shouldn't Stop to Smell

The Stinky (Image credit: Flickr user b-nik) The Voodoo Lily Take comfort, Jan Bradys of the world! The voodoo lily-along with other jaded members of the arum plant family-has found an effective way...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/flowers-you-shouldnt-stop-to-smell/

Waffle House Worker has Wild Ride

Andrew Brian McKnight was standing outside the Murfreesboro, Tennessee Waffle House where he worked when three teenagers walked outside, followed by a waitress who said they hadn't paid for their order. McKnight approach...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/04/waffle-house-worker-has-wild-ride/
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