Archive for August 5th, 2010

Tarzan Skills

The Art of Manliness has a step-by-step guide on "How to Swim, Dive, Climb, and Swing Like the Lord of the Apes." It's very detailed. In the movies, Tarzan always uses the front crawl stroke (what we often call the free...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/tarzan-skills/

Retro Floati Pens

Jotting down your brilliant ideas is even more fun with these floati pens by our friends Gama-Go. The retro-classic pens feature floating Yeti Kong, giant squid, and even a UFO flying over a burning city.From the NeatoSh...

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There Are 129,864,880 Different Books in the World

Google, which is engaging in extensive book digitization projects, recently set out to determine the number of distinct print books currently in existence: After some intensive analysis, we've come up with a number. S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/there-are-129864880-different-books-in-the-world/

A Stormchaser's Dream

(YouTube Link) Stormchasers Chad Cowan and Jenna Blum found this beautiful tempest in July. Perhaps you heard about the giant hail stones it produced- one measuring 8" in diameter, and weighing almost two pounds! v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/a-stormchasers-dream/

Vintage Website Advertisements

The Brazilian advertising agency Moma made a set of advertisements for websites as though they were designed in the 1950s-60s. At the link, you can view ads for YouTube and Skype. Link via Urlesque | Company Webs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/vintage-website-advertisements/

Woman Finds Husband on Facebook Marrying Another Woman

In early 2009, Lynn France of Cleveland was looking for evidence that her husband was cheating on her. She had already caught him with another woman once, and had evidence that he wasn't traveling to the places he claime...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/woman-finds-husband-on-facebook-marrying-another-woman/

Hotel Room with a Model Train Set

Densha otaku are people in Japan who are fascinated with trains. To appeal to their tastes, the Washington Hotel in Akihabara has built an elaborate model train set in a hotel room: Of course the guest c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/hotel-room-with-a-model-train-set/

Woman Types Help Message With Toes During Robbery

Amy Windom of Atlanta, Georgia was the victim of a break-in at her home. The gunman struck her with a handgun and tied her hands to the bed. She was left tied up for hours, while the intruder robbed the house and left. B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/woman-types-help-message-with-toes-during-robbery/

Chinese Bus Allows Cars to Pass Underneath

China is trying to find a way to increase urban transportation without slowing down traffic. One proposal is an elevated bus that allows cars to pass beneath it: Basically, it's a huge bus that operates like a tr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/chinese-bus-allows-cars-to-pass-underneath/

Telling Swiss Secrets

Having a Swiss bank account always seemed a romanticized concept, lavish secrete vaults with long lost art and jewels of the stupidly rich. For five years a Geneva-based bank director for UBS, Bradley Birkenfeld, lived t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/telling-swiss-secrets/

What Is It? Game 148

W00t! It's time for our weekly collaboration with the always entertaining What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what this strange contraption is used for?Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/what-is-it-game-148/

Skull Spoons

Artist Tom Sale, who goes by the pseudonym "Pinky Diablo", shapes skulls out of vintage silverplate spoons. From a 2009 article in The Dallas Morning News: But his signature – perhaps his legacy – is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/skull-spoons/

Deer Steals Man's Wife

(YouTube link) The title for this post might sound a bit weird, but it's actually a pretty good description of what you will see in this short video clip. As soon as the man walks away, a deer sees the opportunity a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/deer-steals-mans-wife/

Ripley's Fertility Statues Hit the Road

(YouTube Link) Ripley's fertility statues are going on tour and will be visiting a Ripley's museum near me.  It is claimed that thousands of women, many who thought they would never conceive, have become pregnant aft...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/ripleys-fertility-statues-hit-the-road/

PB&J, Deconstructed

SLICED BREAD, THE BEST THING SINCE REGULAR BREAD In the early 20th century, people across the world cut their own bread, one slice at a time. But in 1902, a Missouri inventor named Otto Frederick Rohw...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/pbj-deconstructed/

10 Coolest Sci-Fi Planets

Our pal Geekosystem has gone into a lot of trouble ranking the 10 coolest planets of the Sci-Fi world. Listed at number 4 is the Mogo, a sentient planet:We have Alan Moore to thank for Mogo, the sentient planet and m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/10-coolest-sci-fi-planets/

Poutine: The Ultimate Geek Food?

What? You think that pizza is the ultimate geek food? You're SO wrong, according to Geeks Are Sexy (and with a name like that, they'd better know what they're talkin' bout!):The poutine (poo-teen) is a very versatile...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/poutine-the-ultimate-geek-food/

Vulcan USB Flash Drive

Peace and Vulcan USB Flash Drive (2GB) - $34.95 ea.We've just gotten new shipments of USB flash drives shaped like hands holding the peace sign and the vulcan salute to the NeatoShop. Perfect for sci-fi lovers and - let'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/vulcan-usb-flash-drive/

The Hottest Villains in Teen Movies of the '80s

Forget do-gooders! The villains have all the fun. Plus they are more likely to be better looking. In case of teen movie villains of the '80s, Nerve has got the definitive list of who's the hottest. Case in point:Zabk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/05/the-hottest-villains-in-teen-movies-of-the-80s/






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