Archive for June 28th, 2010

Buckyballs: Gold, Silver, and Black Editions

Buckyballs - $29.95 to $34.95How do you follow something that's so fun it was voted Toy of the Year by Rolling Stone Magazine? Well, for an encore, Jake Bronstein and Craig Zucker came up with new colored Buckyballs. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/buckyballs-gold-silver-and-black-editions/

TODAY IS CAPS LOCK DAY

IN HONOR OF BILLY MAYS, WHO DIED ONE YEAR AGO TODAY, WRITE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS LIKE A FIRST-TIME INTERNET USER. THUS DECLARES BUZZFEED: WE SHALL BE A LIVING MEMORY OF HIS BOOMING VOICE, ECHOING THROUGHOUT TIME...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/today-is-caps-lock-day/

30 Years of Macs in 2 Minutes

(You Tube Link) This video is an OD to the Mac by way of the Mac Museum, a two minute rendition of simple tech desktop computers like the Mac II, IMac G4 and G5 to the more advanced IMac Core 2 Duo and IPad.*/...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/30-years-of-macs-in-2-minutes/

Hipster Fashion Cycle

The infographic above deconstructs the natural cycle of hipster fashion, using the example of a hat. Do our findings line up what you’ve seen? Fashion trends come and go. This  infographic shows the fi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/hipster-fashion-cycle/

Milk. It Does Your Lawn Good

If you want thick and beautiful lawn, don't reach for the fertilizer - go to the fridge and get some milk instead!David Wetzel, a former steel executive, told a conference of farmers in Linn that when he started a se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/milk-it-does-your-lawn-good/

Marilyn Monroe Chest X-Ray Sold for $45,000

Someone must've really liked Marilyn Monroe - either that or chest X-ray - because they've shelled out $45,000 for it:A 1954 x-ray of the stunning starlet's chest sold at auction in Las Vegas on Sunday for a sizable...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/marilyn-monroe-chest-x-ray-sold-for-45000/

Stone Carved Tweets

What happens when you mix the fleeting stream of tweets and something a bit more long-lasting? Oh say, something carved in stone? Autobahn and Richard Wendling teamed for this rockin' art project called #StoneCarvedTweet...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/stone-carved-tweets/

Being Good (or Evil) Gives You Strength

Harvard researcher Kurt Gray discovered the key to improved physical endurance without any exercise: just be good (or evil, for that matter).New research from Harvard University suggests that moral actions may increa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/being-good-or-evil-gives-you-strength/

Why Old Couples Look Alike

Why do old couples who've been married for a long time start to look like each other? Science has the answer!University of Michigan psychologist Robert Zajonc analyzed photographs of couples taken when they were newly we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/why-old-couples-look-alike/

Democrats: Party of Parasites?

Photo: Donald Bradley/Kansas City StarAre Democrats a party of parasites who give handouts to people who don't work, by taxing those who do? That's what farmer Donald Jungerman claimed when he put up a trailer along a fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/democrats-party-of-parasites/

Law Schools Inflating Grades to Give Grads Competitive Advantage

Psst! Want higher grades without studying? All you have to do is enroll law schools:The school is retroactively inflating its grades, tacking on 0.333 to every grade recorded in the last few years. The goal is to mak...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/law-schools-inflating-grades-to-give-grads-competitive-advantage/

Batman's Best Panels Ever

Chris Sims of Comics Alliance offers up his choices for the 18 best panels in Batman's 700+ issue history. He stipulates that they have to be actual panels (not poster art), Batman must be in the panel, and no full-pag...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/batmans-best-panels-ever/

Threadcakes Has Started Again

Last year I announced the Threadcakes competition after it had already rolled to a close, but now's your chance to actually participate in the contest. Simply choose your favorite Threadless shirt, then turn it into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/threadcakes-has-started-again/

TypeFace/Off II (TV Titles)

Last week's quiz on movie poster fonts was a lot of fun... how about trying it with TV shows? Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss does just that. Try to guess the TV show (or network) by the typeface used in the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/typefaceoff-ii-tv-titles/

Quarantined Rapper is Now out of the Hospital

Christiaan Van Vuuren became a viral video star when he produced a rap video while under quarantine for drug-resistant tuberculosis. His quarantine lasted longer than he expected, so he produced a second video. Thankfu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/quarantined-rapper-is-now-out-of-the-hospital/

Ten Neat Facts About Tron

Has it really been 28 years since the movie Tron played in theaters? That's a long time to wait for a sequel! As Disney prepares for the release of the new film Tron: Legacy, let's look back at the grou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/ten-neat-facts-about-tron/

The CULT TV Book Interview/Giveaway

The Huffington Post has called Soft Skull Press “The literary version of a punk rock label." Neatoramanauts have a different expression for that: “a big bowl of awesome!” The good folks over at Soft Sk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/the-cult-tv-book-interviewgiveaway/

Students Capture Video of Disintegrating Spacecraft

Consider this awesome scenario: your science teacher assigns you to imagine a situation in which a fiery spacecraft plummeted to earth, and you had to record it for later analysis. You work on the idea, and then find out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/students-capture-video-of-disintegrating-spacecraft/

The Little Rascals

The following is an article from Uncle John's Fast-Acting Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader. With 221 episodes filmed over more than two decades, Our Gang/Little Rascals is the most successful, longest-running fil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/the-little-rascals/

Yekpare

(Vimeo link) This is the 8500 year history of Istanbul projected onto the beautiful Haydarpasa Train Station. The connection between middle east to west has been provided by Istanbul and Haydarpas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/yekpare/

At-At Day Afternoon

(YouTube link) This animation from Patrick Boivin shows what AT-ATs do when they're not being used to battle the Rebellion. -via redditStar Wars, pet, animation, ATAT, Patrick Boivin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/at-at-day-afternoon/

Vuvuzela Laurel and Hardy

These two fans spotted at the World Cup game between England and Algeria were compared to Laurel and Hardy. You don't have to understand the language to enjoy the video clip, which includes more World Cup links at Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/vuvuzela-laurel-and-hardy/

Chalkboard Globe

The surface of this world globe is like a blackboard. It comes with the outlines of the continents painted on it, but you can fill in the national boundaries and country names with chalk, so the globe will never be o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/chalkboard-globe/

A Tribute to Manute Bol

Former NBA player Manute Bol died June 19th at the age of 47. Many know him only because of his basketball career and because of his astounding height -he was 7' 7". But there was a lot more to the Sudanese star, as you'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/a-tribute-to-manute-bol/

Made by the Cool College Students of UCSD

Way to go cool college students of UCSD ;) via Criggo and Miss Cellaniatypo, UCSD, homework...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/made-by-the-cool-college-students-of-ucsd/

The Mating Habit of the Water Shrew

We've featured this before on Neatorama, but if you haven't seen it (or if it's been a while since you last saw it), take look: the mating habit of the water shrew by Tomer Eshed. Miss Cellania has the video clip: LinkSe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/28/the-mating-habit-of-the-water-shrew/
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