Archive for June 21st, 2010

Aurora Australis as Seen from Orbit

Three years ago, Miss Cellania posted a picture of the Aurora Australis -- the Southern Lights -- as seen from the IMAGE spacecraft. The lovely photo above of the same phenomenon was taken on May 29 from the Interna...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/aurora-australis-as-seen-from-orbit/

Baby Needs a New Pair Of Shoes?

The matriach of avant-garde fashion and the Brazilian footwear company have turned the shrink ray on two of Westwood’s popular Anglomania designs: the Lady Dragon Bow and Lady Dragon Heart. The result? Four Mini-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/baby-needs-a-new-pair-of-shoes/

Gadget Sprays Noxious Odor Whenever You Type Swear Words

The Pepper Mouth is a USB-powered gadget that sprays a nasty odor into the air whenever someone types swear words on the computer that it's attached to: There has recently been many incidents where people got...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/gadget-sprays-noxious-odor-whenever-your-type-swear-words/

A Kitten Riding a Tortoise

(YouTube Link) Courtesy of YouTube user mountain462, you can watch a kitten riding a tortoise. I advise you to turn the volume on your speakers all the way down -- the background music is really grating. via Gee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/a-kitten-riding-a-tortoise/

Red Letter Media Does Baby's Day Out

This NSFW release is from those (I suspect it's a team) who brought us the wonderful reviews of Episode I and Episode II. "Harry" reviews films from a minimalist, bad-editing point-of-view. He's the guy on YouTube you ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/red-letter-media-does-babys-day-out/

How To Be a Mermaid

YouTube Link This film shows how a young woman learns to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. Viewers see lessons in breath control, synchronized swimming, diet, modeling, announcing, and how to eat and drink underwate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/how-to-be-a-mermaid/

VJ Day in Honolulu

(vimeo link) Richard Sullivan posted this lovely color footage from August 14, 1945.65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/vj-day-in-honolulu/

Crochet Pee-Wee and Chairy

Aren't these adorable! Etsy seller CraftyisCool is selling the patterns so that you can crochet Pee-Wee Herman and his friend Chairy. Contact her if you would like to buy the dolls themselves. Link -via Sofa Pizzacrochet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/crochet-pee-wee-and-chairy/

Not the Other White Meat

Think Geek added several new products on April Fools Day, as they do every year. The page for one of those products, canned unicorn meat, used the words "the new white meat." The National Pork Board objected to the phras...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/not-the-other-white-meat/

Neatorama and reddit Present: Great Talent, Fantastic Or Otherwise (GTFO)

Hello Neatoramanauts! I'm excited to announce that we've launched a nifty new collaboration with reddit on finding the best talent on the web. As Ana Lilia explains in the YouTube clip above, our Great Talent Fantast...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/neatorama-and-reddit-present-great-talent-fantastic-or-otherwise-gtfo/

Obscure Vegetables

There is much more to the produce aisle than lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers! Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss will find out how much you know about other, more obscure vegetables -and you might even learn someth...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/obscure-vegetables/

Teenager Attempts to Rob Gas Station with Caulk Gun

He was unable to persuade the gas station attendant to hand over the contents of the cash register: Just after he walked out to a red pickup truck at a gas pump, another man — who police later identified as Jose...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/teenager-attempts-to-rob-gas-station-with-caulk-gun/

Around the House: The Origins of a Few Common Items

The following is an article from The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. Some things we use all the time seem like they've been around forever. They haven't. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader looks at how a few...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/around-the-house-the-origins-of-a-few-common-items/

Vulgar Army

The octopus makes a great metaphor -it has many arms that can do multiple things at once, it is strange and unfamiliar, and it has a long reputation for grabbing things. It's no wonder the cephalopod gets used in politic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/vulgar-army/

Windsor Shades

(Image credit: F.B. Johnston) Look at that massive chimney! Can you imagine the size of the fireplaces inside? This is Windsor Shades in King William County, Virginia. In colonial times, it was a tavern, one of George W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/windsor-shades/

Bacon Pancakes

Now this is the way to start a Monday! Has anyone here ever tried bacon pancakes made like this? Linkpancakes, bacon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/21/bacon-pancakes/






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