Archive for August 17th, 2010

Making Mealtime Fun for Fussy Eaters

Souper Action Figure Spoon - $9.95 Food Face Dinner Plate Calf and Half Creamer...

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Geeky Money by Silvia Saavedra

Silvia Saavedra of Arkaitse Freak Place altered the Chilean pesos and photoshopped them into portraits of Star Wars and other geeky characters (she called them her Geeky money) I particular like this one above, where Chi...

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Want to Talk to Strangers at the Mall? Get a Permit First!

Want to talk to strangers at the mall? Well, you better be talking about the mall itself or get a permit ... at least that's what the owners of the Westfield Galleria at Roseville, California, want: They even had rul...

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Super Mario Picnic

Photo: Supernomnom [Flickr] With a Flickr username like Supernomnom, it's no wonder that the Super Mario Bros. themed picnic food dishes look supper yummy! (Served with Princess Peaches Schnapps, of course).Here's the Fl...

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Split Decision Game from mental_floss (Here's How to Get One for Free)

Our pal mental_floss is coming out with a new game called Split Decision that promises to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys - and better yet, they're looking to give 25 copies away to those who promised to th...

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2010 World Yo-Yo Contest Winner

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knYCilujrFM] YouTube link. Jensen Kimmitt, the Canadian national champion, won in Category 1A ("1A-The player uses a long sleeping yo-yo to perform string tricks which usually re...

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Floating Point

floating point from Samuel Cockedey on Vimeo. ** Check it out in HD! ** Samuel Cockedey, has been kind enough to give me a heads up whenever he had a time-lapse video for you Neatoramanuats in the past and so it was...

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Iron Maiden's "Eddie" Heralded

[caption id="attachment_34952" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="Illustration: Derek Riggs"][/caption] Gunaxin has a comprehensive roundup of all things Eddie, the long-standing mascot of Britain's heavy metal...

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5 Foreign Actresses Undervalued in Hollywood

Mainstream Hollywood movies can always use new talent, as actors/actresses from the states tend to have a short shelf life. So what's keeping them from using foreign actresses that shine in their debuts, only to get a to...

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Cone

Make a cone out of a piece of bread, line it with peanut butter, and top with a scoop of your favorite homemade jelly-flavored ice cream! Grathio Labs has the complete instructions. Once you get the cone made, the re...

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"Jazz" Is the Hardest Word to Guess in Hangman

Mathematician Jon McLoone calculated the most difficult word to guess in the game of Hangman. It's "jazz". Here's how he arrived at that result: Jon McLoone built a computer game -- with a series of algorithms -- to...

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Star Wars Talking Plush Keychains

Star Wars Talking Plush Keychain - $9.95Just landed at the NeatoShop from a Galaxy far, far away are some really nifty 4" Star Wars Talking Plush Keychains. Featuring your favorite cast of characters, from Darth to...

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Lady Java

Forget Lady Gaga! Here comes Lady Java featuring Jenny Skavlan and members from the javaBin for JavaZone 2010 Java programming language conference. Virtual Machines never looked this good! LinkPreviously on Neatorama: L...

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Thru Religion by Drzach and Suchy

Take a look at this unusual object called "Thru Religion," created by Drzach and Suchy with 3-D-printing technology. I won't give away the ending, but suffice it to say that it's cool beyond a shadow of a doubt...

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Is "Weird" a Bad Word?

Photo: Inspiritus [Flickr]A few days ago, I posted about a group of cross-dressing cosplayers in China, in which I used the word "weird." A few Neatoramanauts took umbrage at my choice of words (both in the tit...

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Better Book Titles

Perhaps you can't judge a book by its cover, but Dan Wilbur of Better Book Titles can. Here's how he decided to "improve" the covers of some very well known books:This page is for people who have trouble sl...

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The Gadget Hackwrench Religion

Photo: English Russia'Fess up - who though that Gadget Hackwrench from the Disney TV series Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers back in the early 90s, was adorable? Well, a group of Russian fans thought that the pilot, mechanic...

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Cult of Less

Tired of clutter? Most of us settle on doing Spring cleanings, but 22-year-old software engineer Kelly Sutton decided to take matters to the extreme. Matthew Danzico of BBC News has th...

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Would You Like to Own J.D. Salinger's Toilet?

I ask because it's for sale on eBay. The toilet was removed from the late author's New Hampshire home by the new owners in the 1980s. It hasn't been cleaned yet, so it's super-authentic. You can bid for it or buy...

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Toilet Paper Art

Erika of erikaceous blog proved that you don't need much to create some really nifty art. The leftover cardboard tubes of toilet paper rolls would do! http://erikaceous.org/2010/08/rolling-rolling-rolling/toilet paper, r...

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Kiwi on a Treadmill

Piwi the Kiwi was born emaciated and with two broken legs. For a while, it looked like he wasn't going to make it. But New Zealanders aren't going to take that news lying down. Here's a neat story of Kiwi ingenuity in h...

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Inception Scenes Recreated in LEGO

Photo: Profound Whatever [Flickr]You know it's bound to happen: LEGO enthusiasts Alex Eylar and Iain Heath have re-created some iconic scenes from the summer blockbuster Inception in LEGO.Amusing Planet has the pics: Lin...

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Cupcake Towel Treat

Cupcake Towel Treat - $4.95What better way than to clean up after eating a yummy cupcake than with this handy cotton towel packed like a cupcake?Link | More Towel Treats from the NeatoShoptowel, cupcake...

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Neatorama Facts: Sleeping Beauty Castle

Images by Zeon SantosSleeping Beauty Castle may not be a ride, or even much of an attraction, but it has become an icon –not just of the Disneyland Park, but of Disney as a whole. In fact, the design has been used...

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Full Band or Single Person?

Sometimes it's hard to tell from a musical act's name whether it refers to a person or the band as a whole. If you know, you'll ace today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. It's harder than you might think, as the act...

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The History of the German U-boat Fleet

In the beginning, the German U-boats were hardly a threat to the world's largest naval powers. Even after the U-l's dreadful collision during its first test during a training exercise, the German engineers stayed hopeful...

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Solving a Rubik's Cube While Skydiving

(Video Link) YouTube user KleinerLudewig jumped out of an airplane at 4,300 meters while sitting in a small rubber boat and solved a Rubik's Cube in 31.5 seconds. He finished at 2,500 meters and then deployed his p...

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LEGO Skill Crane

(YouTube link) Have you ever thought about building your own claw game? Winning is easier when you don't have to feed money into the machine! Will Gorman was inspired by Toy Story to construct one for his s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/17/lego-skill-crane/

1980s Movies in 8-Bit

Artist Jude Buffum created pixelated video game screenshots for Ghostbusters, Gremlins, and The Goonies. They'll be on display at the upcoming 3G Show, starting September 3rd at Studio 198...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/17/1980s-movies-in-8-bit/

Hair Dryer Made by Ferrari Engineers

Ferrari engineers designed the electric motor for this hair dryer. It's a fairly normal dryer, but the product specs make it sound like a high-performance vehicle: FERRARI DESIGNED AC V12 engine Powerful 2200W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/17/hair-dryer-made-by-ferrari-engineers/




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