Archive for August 1st, 2010

Yummy Pockets

Yummy Pockets - Hot Dog - $4.95If you've ever had to look for pens, pencils and other small little things floating around in your bag, you need these Yummy Pockets from the NeatoShop. They're zippered pouches shaped like...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/yummy-pockets/

Purple Octopus

This adorable purple octopus, possibly a younger relative of our own Octowriter in the sidebar, could be a new species. An expedition off the coast of Newfoundland identified 11 new species of marine creatures. The p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/purple-octopus/

Robber Calls Wendy's to Complain About Cash

When you rob a fast food outlet, you expect to come away with a lot of cash. One thief in Atlanta was sorely disappointed with his take, so he called the Wendy's he robbed to complain. "Next time there better be more th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/robber-calls-wendys-to-complain-about-cash/

Tamsin van Essen's "Contaminated" Ceramics

British designer Tamsin van Essen has created ceramic cups that appear to have been colonized by various bacteria. Pictured above is streptococcus. No matter how thirsty I was I couldn't be convinced to drink from th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/tamsin-van-essens-contaminated-ceramics/

The Most Expensive Car Wash in the UK

(YouTube Link) If you have about $11,000 to spend, Gurcharn Sahota will give your car the most thorough cleaning imaginable. Each car can take up to 250 hours of effort, in part because Sahota uses a microscope to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/the-most-expensive-car-wash-in-the-uk/

What Movies Predict for the Next 40 Years

As Miss Cellania pointed out yesterday, a 1995 episode of The Simpsons predicted that Lisa Simpson would get married on this day in 2010. So now that we're living in the future, let's see what movies can tell u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/what-movies-predict-for-the-next-40-years/

Elliptical Trainer Bicycle

(YouTube Link) ElliptiGo is a combination of a stationary elliptical trainer and a bicycle. It looks a bit unstable to me, but the official website says that it was successfully used on the grueling 129-mile Death...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/elliptical-trainer-bicycle/

Yellow Submarine Wedding Cake

deviantART user ~estranged-illusions made this wedding cake modeled after the 1968 animated movie Yellow Submarine by The Beatles: Vanilla strawberry cake with strawberry filling, white buttercream and ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/yellow-submarine-wedding-cake/

This Is What Happens When You Place a Large Rock Inside a Washing Machine

(YouTube Link) He turned on a washing machine and then threw a large rock inside. He writes: I still laugh at this one, the way it exploded, I am in trouble for doing in a few plants...Oops. via The Presurferwash...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/this-is-what-happens-when-you-place-a-large-rock-inside-a-washing-machine/

Rowers Cross North Atlantic, Breaking 114-Year Record

Four people in a rowboat crossed the North Atlantic to the Isles of Scilly off the British coast. It took 43 days and broke a record that had stood for 114 years: Twice the boat went over, both times leaving one of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/rowers-cross-north-atlantic-breaking-114-year-record/

Scientists: Triceratops and Torosaurus Are the Same Dinosaur

John Scannella and Jack Horner, researchers at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, say that the triceratops is the same dinosaur as another one called the torosaurus. The skeletal remains of the three-horned...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/scientists-triceratops-never-existed/

Butt Station

Butt Station - $15.95Neatoramanauts! Here's the perfect gift for the elegant desk of your boss and co-workers. Behold, the Butt Station from the NeatoShop - a tape dispenser, memo/business card holder, pen holder and pap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/butt-station/

Do Not Vote For My Dad

Usually, people running for election parade their family and children to garner support from their voters. That's not the case here: Jan Schill, the daughter of a judicial candidate in Oklahoma, has taken out an ad telli...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/do-not-vote-for-my-dad/

World's Stupidest Criminal Found in Canada

Stupid: Robbing a StarbucksStupider: Cutting in line to rob a StarbucksEven more stupider: the people you cut are police officers.Neatorama-worthy: IN U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/worlds-stupidest-criminal-found-in-canada/

Inflationary Language, by Victor Borge

Inflation is not only an economic concern, it can also be a powerful literary tool! Comedian Victor Borge explains the potential:See, we have hidden numbers in the words like "wonderful," "before,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/inflationary-language-by-victor-borge/

81-Year-Old Man Sucked Venom Out After Bitten by Copperhead Snake, Then Stomped It To Death

Don't mess with Loyd Church. If the 81-year-old man can do this to a copperhead snake, imagine what he'd do to you if you cross him:Loyd Church, who lives along Vannoy Road, said he was in his garden last week when t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/81-year-old-man-sucked-venom-out-after-bitten-by-copperhead-snake-then-stomped-it-to-death/

Topological and Other Strange Captchas

Most Captchas aim to separate humans from spambots, but a few creative Captchas floating on the Web probably aim to separate the super-humans from the mere mortals. Tongue-in-cheek aside, I'd definitely like to see more...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/topological-and-other-strange-captchas/

Fashion Police Thwarted: Sagging is Legal

It may look ridiculous, but in the United States, it's protected by the Constitution. That's right, folks! Sagging - the strange customs of wearing one's pants below one's waist (and sometimes butt) is legal:You have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/fashion-police-thwarted-sagging-is-legal/

Don't Get a Divorce: Stay Un-Divorced Instead

Unhappily married? Thinking of getting a divorce? Why make it complicated (unless you want to re-marry) - here's a growing trend of married people staying un-divorced:Technically, the two are married. They file joint...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/dont-get-a-divorce-stay-un-divorced-instead/

Kid-Friendly Syringe?

Jesper Nilsson of Days of Design got a flash of inspiration on how to make syringes more "kid-friendly":The Sphinx is an ancient mythological creature that sits around all fabulous looking with a feline bod...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/kid-friendly-syringe/

Volkswagen Hippie Van Pool Table

Got an old Volkswagen "Hippie Van" Type 2 Bus you're not using? Why not turn it into a pool table? Billiards Forum has more photos of this unusual pool table: Link - via Auto Mottopool table, VW, Volkswagen, hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/volkswagen-hippie-van-pool-table/

Amish Teen Led Police on Horse and Buggy Chase

In this short daily blotter post, CBS News' Crimesider posted about an Amish teen who led police on a mile-long horse and buggy chase:Deputies said they spotted Detweiler ignoring the stop sign last week. According t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/amish-teen-led-police-on-horse-and-buggy-chase/

Beer Label Fighting Shields

On left: vintage can of South Pacific Export Lager; on right artist/sign-painter, Kaipel Ka next to to one of his painted wooden shields. When one thinks of heraldry, images of the lion and the unicorn mo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/beer-label-fighting-shields/

Lego Sphere Stop Motion

(You Tube Link) I'm not sure I have the coordination to create a Lego sphere and I don't know what I'd do with one once I made it. Bouncing or kicking it would be out of the question but it might make a nifty sculpt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/lego-sphere-stop-motion/

Space Invaders Love Seat

Who else was addicted to the 80's classic video game Space Invaders?  Well this couch created by designer Igor Chak will bring back memories even if it looks a little uncomfortable.   Linkchair, space invaders...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/space-invaders-love-seat/

Port-A-Pint Beer Glass

Port-A-Pint Beer Glass - $7.95This summer, don't be caught short without a glass at a BYOB OMGBBQFTW party! Always bring your own portable beer glass - it sure beats drinking from those disposable cups any day. The Port-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/port-a-pint-beer-glass/

Miss Cellania versus Saruman

Over at NeatoGeek, John Farrier has an intriguing Question of the Day post. He asks who would win in a fight, the super blogger Miss Cellania or the dark wizard Saruman?My money is on Miss C, because with all those kids...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/01/miss-cellania-versus-saruman/
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