Archive for July 7th, 2010

Rickroll Meme Officially Declared Over

(YouTube Link) While dogs and turtles are attempting to make 2010 all about them, it's appropriate that one of the Internet's first huge memes would get the official seal of termination by a cat. via Joanne Casey...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/rickroll-meme-officially-declared-over/

Turtle Does Not Take a Hint That Cat Does Not Want to Be Friends

(YouTube Link) YouTube user ButterflysBone recorded her pet turtle desperately trying to get the attention of her pet cat. Cat, here's some advice: there are some people with whom subtlety does not work. via red...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/turtle-does-not-take-a-hint-that-cat-does-not-want-to-be-friends/

The Daily Mail: Wives Nag Husbands More Than 5 Full Days a Year

Only five days? That's all? Wives spend 7,920 minutes a year nagging their husbands about household chores, their drinking and their health. This equals two-and-a-half hours of earbashing each week - which tot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/the-daily-mail-wives-nag-husbands-almost-6-full-days-a-year/

8-Bit Costume

Kiel Johnson made this costume that looks like a man rendered in 8-bit pixelated art. It's called "8-Bit Gary." His site doesn't state directly how he built it, but at the link, you can view many in-progress of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/8-bit-costume-2/

What Would Happen if the Earth's Rotation Stopped?

Scientists used geographic modeling software to come up with a realistic answer to an unrealistic question: what would happen if the earth ceased its rotation? If earth ceased rotating about its axis but continued...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/what-would-happen-if-the-earths-rotation-stopped/

Toilet Go-Kart

The car blog Jalopnik got an email about this unique go-cart, built by a man named Dave: A whopping 6.5 hp, 32 mph, twin-throne action, and all the TP you can stand. Ain't America great? We get ema...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/toilet-go-cart/

5 Neat and Quick Facts About the Vuvuzela

My Vuvuzela Is Bigger Than Yours T-Shirt by Chris Murphy - $14.95 The 2010 World Cup is almost over (the final match between the Netherlands and Spain this Sunday) and you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/5-neat-quick-facts-about-the-vuvuzela/

"The Antithesis of a Drive-In Restaurant"

Inspired by food-dispensing kiosks in remote European locations, a restauranteur in Madison, Wisconsin is planning to build a cafe that can ONLY be accessed by pedestrians and bicyclists. Food would be served on plastic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/the-antithesis-of-a-drive-in-restaurant/

Billy The Human Billboard

Many athletes get corporate sponsorships, but boxer Billy Gibby - also known as Billy the Human Billboard - proudly wears his sponsors' logos not on his uniform, but on his body. Yep, he got 'em tattooed:Since that t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/billy-the-human-billboard/

The Masked Baby of China

Photo: Changsha Information NetworkKang Kang is your otherwise normal toddler - healthy, inquisitive, and smart - except for one striking feature: he was born with a rare case of facial cleft that made him look like he's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/the-masked-baby-of-china/

Are Facebook and Twitter Blog Killers?

Just like video killed the radio star, are Facebook and Twitter killing blogs? Here's an interesting article over at The Economist about how the growth of blogging has slowed down and, in some countries, even stalled:*em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/are-facebook-and-twitter-blog-killers/

Tetris Tetris Everywhere

Photo: abrinsky [Flickr]Flickr pool Tetris Tetris Everywhere is dedicated to things in real life that look like the falling blocks from insanely popular video game. Do you hear a certain background music when you read th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/tetris-tetris-everywhere/

Real Life Butt-Head?

Did we just find the real-life Butt-Head (from Beavis & Butt-Head by Mike Judge), with a little bit of giraffe mixed in?That's the glorious mugshot of one Robert Prosser, who was booked for growing pot: Linkbutthead...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/real-life-butt-head/

Time-Lapse Watermelon Carving

[Vimeo - Link] Vid Nikolic posted a time-lapse video of himself carving a watermelon. The design starts out simple and builds into an impressively intricate display. The carving took about 40 minutes to complete. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/time-lapse-watermelon-carving/

Spicy Curry Could Curb Methane Emissions

We've addressed the problem of the methane from livestock farts and burps contributing to global warming. One way to attack the problem is to breed sheep that produce less methane. But researchers at Newcastle University...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/spicy-curry-could-curb-methane-emissions/

Money Laundering in Zimbabwe

In some places, US bank notes are considered filthy lucre. So filthy, in fact, that they have to be washed. This isn't what you normally think of when you think of money laundering. This is actual washing-machine*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/money-laundering-in-zimbabwe/

Mouse Tears Are Aphrodisiacs

Showing your emotional side will endear you to the ladies -that is, if you are a mouse! A study led by Kazushige Touhara of the University of Tokyo finds that male mice tears contain a sex pheromone that female mice find...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/mouse-tears-are-aphrodisiacs/

The Bygone Practice of Foot Binding in China

(Image credit: Flickr user Northampton Museum)There is an argument over where the story of Cinderella came from, China, Egypt, or Greece. But the ancient tale of Ye Xian contains a rather creepy clue that the story origi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/the-bygone-practice-of-foot-binding-in-china/

Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #13 (With Fark!)

Hello, everyone! I'm excited to announce that this month's Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt is even more exciting: Drew Curtis' Fark is hosting a clue!For those of you who haven't played before, the Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt is a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/tokyoflash-treasure-hunt-13-with-fark/

Arrow Bookends

Arrow Bookends - $29.95Psst, book lovers! Here's a set of bookends that will let you highlight your favorite book with two set of gravity-defying arrows. From the NeatoShop: Linkmagnet, arrow, bookends...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/arrow-bookends/

Quantifying "Hella"

Just how big is "hella"? Well, that's the problem - we know it's big, but not how big.Twenty-year old UC Davis physics major Austin Sendek is out to change that. He's petitioning an international scientific bod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/quantifying-hella/

Digital Artist Workbench by Federico Mauro

Photo: Federico Mauro [Flickr]Italian photographer and artist Federico Mauro created this clever take on what modern digital artist's workbench would look like. More from his Flickr photoset Creative Is Hard Work: Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/digital-artist-workbench-by-federico-mauro/

Pac-Man Wallpaper Turns iPhone Apps Into Maze

Hah! This one is clever: someone in Japan has created a Pac-Man wallpaper for your iPhone that turns your app icons into a maze for the dot-munchin' Pac-Man! Link | Original Website [Japanese] - via Laughing SquidiPhone,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/pac-man-wallpaper-turns-iphone-apps-into-maze/

75 Years Later, We Still Don't Know How AA Works

AA doesn't work for everybody, but when it does, it can be transformative. Members receive tokens to mark periods of sobriety, from 24 hours to one month to 55 years. Pho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/75-years-later-we-still-dont-know-how-aa-works/

Cheating Has Gone High-Tech

Things sure are different from when I went to school. For one, cheating and schools' effort to curb it, have gone high-tech:The frontier in the battle to defeat student cheating may be here at the testing center of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/07/cheating-has-gone-high-tech/






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