Archive for July 30th, 2010

Meet Keith Apicary, the Borat of Video Games

What do you get when you add Borat to the world of video games? Meet Keith Apicary, a "game-loving man-child" (played by alter ego/comic actor Nathan Barnatt):Keith Apicary sprang to life when Nathan purcha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/meet-keith-apicary-the-borat-of-video-games/

The Growing Sport of Competitive Lockpicking

"Locksport" is an emerging form of competitive lockpicking. Participants strive to open locks that they've never seen before as quickly as they can: Locksport fans compete in several formats, including head-to-head c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/the-growing-sport-of-competitive-lockpicking/

15 Amazing Free Hotel Perks

Amanda Greene of Woman's Day found fifteen odd perks offered to guests for free at different hotels. At the Heatherman Hotel in Kirkland, WA, for example, guests receive a mattress menu: The boutique propert...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/15-amazing-free-hotel-perks/

What Happens When You Pump Electricity into a Watermelon

(YouTube Link) Did you do anything productive over the past month? I ask because YouTube user JoshuasCorner blew up 5 watermelons with powerful electrical discharges. How many did you explode? via DVICEelectric...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/what-happens-when-you-pump-electricity-into-a-watermelon/

Historical Photos in Modern Contexts

Photographer Sergey Larenkov takes photos from the same perspectives of historical photos and juxtaposes them. Pictured above is modern Berlin with the Soviet Army marching through it. You can view more examples at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/historical-photos-in-modern-contexts/

What Happens When You Put 32 Glowsticks in a Toilet

(YouTube Link) YouTube user PvtGermanWagz and his friends emptied the contents of 32 glowsticks into a toilet's reservoir and flushed it to see the results. The results are simultaneously asinine and cool. Warning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/what-happens-when-you-put-32-glowsticks-in-a-toilet/

Mad Magazine Rejection Letter

via Christopher LadingLeave it to Mad Magazine to craft a rejection letter that doesn't leave you feel too rejected:There's nothing like a helping of light-hearted humour to ease the pain of rejection, as evidenced b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/mad-magazine-rejection-letter/

Woman Found Cheeseburger in Gas Tank

Are those lolcat pranksters at it again? There can't be no other explanation for this, folks:The 30-year-old told police she noticed her car was running “rugged” late last week, according to a Rock Hill p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/woman-found-cheeseburger-in-gas-tank/

Preacher is Fighting High School Football Demon Mascot

When his son entered high school in Warner Robins, Georgia, little did pastor Donald Crosby know that he would soon be involved in fighting Satan himself, in the form of the high school's mascot:The devil is at the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/preacher-is-fighting-high-school-football-demon-mascot/

Vinyl Wall Clock by Pavel Sidorenko

Estonian designer Pavel Sidorenko created fantastic wall clocks out of used vinyl records. This one above is my favorite, but don't miss the one cut to look like a pipe-smoking penguin: Link - via Core 77clock, vinyl, Pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/vinyl-wall-clock-by-pavel-sidorenko/

Kora and the Fish that Bit Her

Fourteen-year-old Kora Wira was fishing in Florida with her parents when a barracuda jumped out of the water and bit her arm! The 42-inch fish landed in the boat and was killed by Wira's father. Between docking the b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/kora-and-the-fish-that-bit-her/

Retro TV Test Pattern Mouse Pad

Gen Y Neatoramanauts probably don't know what this is, but the rest of us could chuckle in nostalgia at these retro mouse pads over at the NeatoShop. They're made to look like obsolete test patterns for televisions.LinkT...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/retro-tv-test-pattern-mouse-pad/

The REAL Reason Giraffes Have Such Long Necks

Have you ever been told that the reason giraffes have such long neck is that they evolved to eat leaves on tall trees? Well, you've been lied to. The real reason (surprise, surprise) is sex and mating:The latest theo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/the-real-reason-giraffes-have-such-long-necks/

Why Doesn't Money Make Us Happy?

Are you unhappy? Maybe it's because of all that money you have. Jonah Lehrer of Wired's The Frontal Cortex blog explains:Once we escape the trap of poverty, levels of wealth have an extremely modest impact on levels...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/why-doesnt-money-make-us-happy/

Internet Chart of Emotions

Provenance unknown - via Geekosystem and The Daily WhatHow are you feeling today? If your emotional state doesn't lend itself easily to words, how about this handy dandy Internet Chart of Emotions?See also: The Daily Moo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/internet-chart-of-emotions/

The Chocolate Hills of Bohol

At first site these amazing hills on the island of Bohol look as if Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompas have upped sticks and relocated.  However, although local people have their own legends as to the presence of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/the-chocolate-hills-of-bohol/

3 Moguls who Survived Bankruptcy

1. Henry Ford's Bumpy Road Henry Ford probably wouldn't be too judgmental about about his company's recent financial troubles. Particularly because he was no stranger to debt himself. When Ford first sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/3-moguls-who-survived-bankruptcy/

Goats in Trees Calendar

What a thrill it would be to turn over a page every month and find a new picture of a goat in a tree! You could have that delightful experience in 2011 with the Goats in Trees calendar. Link -via Breakfast Linkscalen...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/goats-in-trees-calendar/

14 Famous Man Rooms

Famous men in history sometimes had a special place they went to think, create, or unwind in which they could block out the rest of the world. Almost every man would like to have a "man cave" like these, if he doesn'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/14-famous-man-rooms/

The Sleeping Bag: Ultra-light or Lightly Humorous?

Summer 2010 is not over yet, and some among us are still making plans to head to the woods. We cannot wait to sleep out under the stars on a cabin deck or rocky slope above timberline. Even now in late July, backpacker...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/the-sleeping-bag-ultra-light-or-lightly-humorous/

Hot Hits Pot Holder

Hot Hits Pot Holder - $7.95From the turntable to your kitchen table, the Hot Hits Pot Holder (and a handy trivet) is there to protect your hands and table from your latest (culinary) hit. From the NeatoShop: Link | More...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/30/hot-hits-pot-holder/
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