Archive for August 11th, 2010

These Buildings Are So Sweet!

Lionel Scoccimaro's Sucre series is constructed from sugar cubes, not bricks and mortar. Some of these are dainty enough to be at home in the window of a Parisian candy shop. I wonder if they draw ants? M...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/these-buildings-are-so-sweet/

Denny's Wants to Kill You As Much As KFC

If you thought KFC's Double Down was bad, just wait until you get your hands on the new Fried Cheese Melt from Denny's. The heart-stopping monstrosity combines 4 fried mozzarella sticks and a grilled cheese sandwich....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/dennys-wants-to-kill-you-as-much-as-kfc/

Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine

Computer programmer Michael Yingling developed a search engine for archived Calvin & Hobbes comic strips. Here are some tips for using it: Currently the search only looks for EXACT phrases (not case sens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/calvin-hobbes-search-engine/

Song Lyrics Presented as Google Maps Directions

The editors of Buzzfeed created nine sets of Google Map directions that show song lyrics, such as the above "Hotel California" by the Eagles. What song do you think would make for a good Google Maps song?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/song-lyrics-presented-as-google-maps-directions/

Skeleton Apron

Skeleton Apron - $23.95No bones about it - there's no better gift for your favorite chef whom you love to death than this cool skeleton apron from the NeatoShop: Link | More Pirate-wear | Fun Kitchen Stuffpirate, skeleto...

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Ninja Stretch Armstrong and Other Weirdly Lame Ninja Toys

Ninjas are shadowy figures that dispense death from the dark corners of the room (I'm thinking of you, Ninja Assassin) ... unless they are these weak ninja figures as outlined by Topless Robot blog. To wit:Ni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/ninja-stretch-armstrong-and-other-weirdly-lame-ninja-toys/

I Quit! 8 Outrageous Ways to Quit a Job

Forget a neatly typed resignation letter! In this modern day, you've got to make a statement, and there's no bigger statement than saying "I Quit" in style!Oddee has a list of the 8 most outrageous "burn-t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/i-quit-8-outrageous-ways-to-quit-a-job/

The Bailer

A foul ball is coming straight at you and your girlfriend. Do you:a) Man up and try to catch it before it hits your lady?b) Choose the better part of valor and duck the foul ball?Here's the video clip that earned the man...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/the-bailer/

Personal Protest Wear

What's a fashionista to wear to a neighborhood protest? I mean, if you've ever had to find a jacket that matches a Molotov cocktail, then you'd understand the fashion dilemma.Well, the Man may still be a force to be reck...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/personal-protest-wear/

The Incredible HALKa

Ang Lee, beware! You've got competition from the Bangladeshi indie filmmaker TaaR CHeera Entertainment. It's so real I can't believe my eyes! Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via The Awesomerparody, bangladesh, Hulk, H...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/the-incredible-halka/

Gorilla With Nintendo DS: Is It Playing Donkey Kong?

Photo: Christina Spicuzza [Flickr]Christina Spicuzza of Spicuzza Photo A Day went to the San Francisco Zoo last week and snapped this priceless photo of an inquisitive pair of gorillas playing with a Nintendo DS that som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/gorilla-with-nintendo-ds-is-it-playing-donkey-kong/

Strange Foods That can Kill You

We've covered a lot of weird food here on Neatorama, but Weird Worm has got a post about strange foods that are not only weird - they can also be deadly. Take, for instance, the Jamaican ackee fruit above:The ackee i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/strange-foods-that-can-kill-you/

A Corn Corn Maze

Got ma(i)ze? What do you do for fun and profit if you've got acres and acres of corn? Why, you build a giant maze of course! Conceptis Puzzles has a neat article listing 21 of such corn mazes as captured by Google Earth....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/a-corn-corn-maze/

The Case for Nuclear Power

When you think of nuclear reactors, do you think of the Chernobyl disaster or the Three Mile Island accident? Nuclear power has gotten a lot of bad rap (deservedly, actually) but given the advances in safety and the ever...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/the-case-for-nuclear-power/

Slink-O-Matic

Do you want to play with the slinky, but got no stairs? Jim Sellers has got you covered! Behold The Slink-O-Matic, a device that will do the slinking for you:It "slinks" a slinky for you at times when there...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/slink-o-matic/

Freaky Storm Clouds Terrify Beachgoers

(YouTube Link) The above video was recently shot at Hietaniemi Beach in southern Finland. It shows dark storm clouds gathering so quickly that people on the beach start screaming in terror (1:04). The last twenty...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/freaky-storm-clouds-terrify-beachgoers/

Laser-Firing Backpack Creates 3D Maps of Building Interiors

Online map services like Mapquest can take you to the doorstep of a building, but what do you do if you need navigational help inside a building? A research team at the University of California at Berkeley resp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/laser-firing-backpack-creates-3d-maps-of-building-interiors/

Low Speed Go-Cart Chase Ends in Arrest

St. Paul, Minnesota police spotted Say Hai cruising through the downtown area, and decided to pull him over. Hai wasn't having it, though, and so began a Neatorama-worthy chase into the night. The 19-year-old blew throug...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/low-speed-go-cart-chase-ends-in-arrest/

"A Vision of Students Today"

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o] YouTube link. Prepared by students at Kansas State University, this short video summarizes "some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/a-vision-of-students-today-2/

Pre-Show at the Movies

When I decide to take in a movie at the theater, it's a sort of Golden Rule of mine to get there at least twenty minutes before showtime. This is mostly in order to secure a good seat, but there's also the pre-show reel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/pre-show-at-the-movies/

A Journey across America, Correcting Typos

Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson were men on a mission. Their quest was to travel across the United States, fixing typos on public signs. The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing The World, One Correction At A Tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/a-journey-across-america-correcting-typos/

10 Celebrities Who Should Have Rested in Peace

Just because you're dead and buried doesn't mean you need to stay that way. In fact, there's all kinds of reasons someone might decide to pull you out of the ground. And if you're a celebrity, chances are those reasons a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/10-celebrities-who-should-have-rested-in-peace/

Something New for that Flesh Wound

From crabs to geckos, when it comes to repairing skin, scientists are finding inspiration in the oddest places. Even sound and electricity are being used to help the human body heal faster. Popular Mechanics has a list o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/something-new-for-that-flesh-wound/

Sheep Take Over The Lord of The Rings Movie Set

The movie set that was once the Shire in The Lord of The Rings trilogy, has since been taken over by sheep. Although still a tourist attraction, those visiting the former Hobbit homes in New Zealand must take...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/sheep-take-over-the-lord-of-the-rings-movie-set/

What Is That Animal Riding a Tortoise?

(Video Link) Make a guess, and then hit the jump to see if you're correct. It's a hyrax -- a small mammal native to Sub-Saharan Africa, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Although their body size and fron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/what-is-that-animal-riding-a-tortoise/

8 Creative Tributes to Steven Slater, Flight Attendant

So, as I mentioned previously, JetBlue flight attendant Steve Slater had had enough after 28 years of rude passengers. So he got on the intercom, cussed out the woman who swore at him, and quit his job. After grabb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/8-creative-tributes-to-steven-slater-flight-attendant/

Tetris and the Soviet Union

This music video relates the history of the Soviet Union with a clever song set to the Tetris theme (Korobeiniki), both the music and the game itself. Music by Pig With The Face Of A Boy. Honestly, it's awesome....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/tetris-and-the-soviet-union/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy!

We'd like to welcome the boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad here to Neatorama to host another caption contest. As the banner says, if you can think up a winning caption to go in the empty speech bubble, yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/11/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy/
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