Archive for August 10th, 2010

Skellington Skull and Crossbones Decanter

Skellington Skull and Crossbones Decanter ($69.95) and Glass ($19.95) Whiskey, gin, rum - whatever your poison, the Skellington Skull and Crossbones Decanter and Glasses make for the perfect drinkware. It's one of the co...

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The World's Largest Possum

CarlyB is obsessed with animals, especially those animals that don't get a lot of press. So she started the blog Featured Creature, which looks at animals you might not know already. One is the adorable spotted cuscu...

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New Company Lets College Students Make Bets on the Grades They Will Earn

It all started when Jeremy Gelbart, one of the founders of Ultrinsic, made a bet with Steven Wolf, the other founder, that he would make an A in a college class. After they graduated, they decided to see if this scheme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/new-company-lets-college-students-make-bets-on-the-grades-they-will-earn/

Every Rubik's Cube is Solvable in 20 Moves or Less

There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible varying positions for the Rubik's Cube. A team of mathematicians and programmers determined that all of them can be solved within 20 moves: With about 35 CPU-years of idl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/every-rubiks-cube-is-solvable-in-20-moves-or-less/

Greatest Minor Characters in Futurama

Attention Futurama fans! How well do you really know the series? Can you name the 8 Greatest Futurama Minor Characters as listed by Geekosystem?This one above is a gimme: 8. Hedonism BotThis grape-lo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/greatest-minor-characters-in-futurama/

Luxury Chainsaws for Fashionista Lumberjacks

Walyou has a neat collection of 24 of the strangest chainsaws ever made. These two "logosploitation" chainsaws above are made by artist Peter Gronquist for fashionista lumberjacks.Link Logo, Peter Gronquist, chainsaw, br...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/luxury-chainsaws-for-fashionista-lumberjacks/

Love/Hate HTML Tattoo

Photo: Francis Storr [Flickr]Our pal Geeks Are Sexy blog has a nifty compilation of geeky tattoos. I particularly like the one Francis Storr photographed @media 2006 conference shown above. There's no need to close the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/lovehate-html-tattoo/

Chasm Optical Illusion

We've previously featured the amazing optical illusions of Edgar Müller. Pictured above is a concrete plaza in Moscow before he started to work on "Duality", as well as the finished product. More images at the lin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/chasm-optical-illusion-2/

Star Trek Water Bottle

To boldly go (back) to school completely hydrated, you'll need the appropriate eco-friendly water bottle, like this Star Trek Delta Shield Stainless Steel Water Bottle from the NeatoShop.Perfect for Star Trek fans and th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/star-trek-water-bottle/

Virtual Reality Cookies

(Video Link) Researchers led by Tajuki Narumi at the University of Tokyo created a cookie-eating simulator that allows users to believe that they're tasting different flavors, when they're really only tasting one:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/virtual-reality-cookies/

Woman Quits Job with White Board

Allegedly, the above photo is one of thirty-three that a woman named Jenny emailed to her co-workers as her resignation letter. Her boss, Spencer, installed Internet usage monitoring software on the company's comput...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/woman-quits-job-with-white-board/

Giant Coin Mural

The photo above is from a 2008 Amsterdam art installation created by the Sagmeister group out of 250,000 coins. In the links, you can find a time-lapse video of the creation of the display. The captions read, in pa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/giant-coin-mural/

Strange Car from Craigslist

(YouTube link) This old car was bought sight unseen off Craigslist because it was cheap. I think someone many years ago tried to make this resemble another famous car. What do you think?  -via Cynical-C Car, vehicl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/strange-car-from-craigslist/

It's not a Tumah! It's a Pea!

Ron Sveden of Brewster, Massachusetts already suffered from emphysema, and when he took a turn for the worse, he expected he might have cancer. Instead, x-rays showed a pea plant sprout growing in his lung! For two week...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/its-not-a-tumah-its-a-pea/

Twitter Friend Mug

If you love Twitter or you love the people you follow on Twitter, you can buy a coffee mug made with your Twitter friends' profile pictures on it! What else is neat is that you don't have to buy one to gener...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/twitter-friend-mug/

8 Famous Witches Burned at the Stake

The sad truth about witches is that you don't have to be one -or even believe in them- to be executed for witchcraft. Read about eight women in history who each paid the price for what others thought she was doing. Some,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/8-famous-witches-burned-at-the-stake/

A Tsunami of Chihuahuas

The SPCA in Victoria, British Columbia suddenly has 43 chihuahuas. General manager Penny Stone is glad they are small. She took a call from a woman who asked if she could bring in ten dogs to give away. “When she came...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/a-tsunami-of-chihuahuas/

A Non-Math Look at Math Shapes

In researching the earlier post A Non-Math Look at Math Objects, I found that there is what a non-math person like me would call an infinite number of strange terms in geometry and topology that refer to shapes, objects,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/10/a-non-math-look-at-math-shapes/






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