Archive for August 29th, 2010

Pickle Lip Balm

Pickle Lip Balm - $2.95 Got chapped lips? Forget boring ol' chapsticks - reach for the Pickle Lip Balm from the NeatoShop. Yes, it's dill-flavored: Link If that's not for you,...

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Space Battleship Yamato Tricycle

Oh, how I wish I had this growing up: Space Battleship Yamato (you may know it as Star Blazers)-themed tricycle for kids, complete with Wave Motion Gun and its own uniform and helmet.Fanboy has the video clip: Link [embe...

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Fake Cat's Paw Toy

If the Yamato tricycle isn't what you're looking for, don't count Japan out. Try this one for size - a blast from the past from 2006:Watch out, JAPAN AT ITS BEST! I might have some difficulties explaining this one to...

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Crocodile Cage of Death

Old and busted: shark cageThe new hotness: croc cageHere's a new tourist attraction: the Cage of Death over at the Crocosaurus Cove park in Darwin, Australia: Fearless participants c...

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Union Man Fired For Trying to Organize Union's Own Workers

Jim Callaghan, a veteran writer for the United Federation of Teachers, just got canned for ... trying to unionize the powerful organization's own workers!Jim Callaghan, a veteran writer for the teachers union, told T...

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The Matrix

Once upon a time, while serving as battery fodder for machines who've imprisoned the human race to a cyber reality, Scott Neo Pilgrim met his dreamgirl, Ramona Trinity Flowers, at a Canadian collegian party for 30-ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/29/scott-pilgrim-vs-the-matrix/

Electronic Home Library, Envisioned in 1959

In 1959, futurist Arthur Radebaugh's Sunday comic strip Closer Than We Think predicted the electronic home library of the future:Some unusual inventions for home entertainment and education will be yours in...

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LEGO Millenium Falcon Cheeseburger

Artist Angus MacLane made Corellian Cheeseburger -- a Millennium Falcon-type vessel. Except that it's a cheeseburger made out of LEGOs. You can view more images at the link, including a R2 unit...

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Ladder Racing

(Video Link) I can't find any reliable information about this video or the sport of ladder racing. Participants run with ladders toward a wall, climb up one segment, hook the ladders on a higher segment, and repeat...

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The Long Quest for Gender-Neutral English Language Pronouns

One of the weaknesses of the English language is that it presents no way to refer to person without being gender-specific. The use s/he and his/her, while accomplishing this goal, gets cumbersome. Guardian col...

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Squeaky Car Engine Turned out to be a Cat

John Kellas went to a car mechanic complaining that his car's engine was making a squeaking noise. The culprit turned out to be a trapped kitten:"I said no, no, it must be some engine part - as I could not see a...

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Funny and Cheap T-Shirts

Need funny (and cheap) T-shirts for back to school? We've got plenty of them at the NeatoShop: I Want To Believe, the Alien Version...

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"Hotness" of a Woman is Judged by the Male Brain in One-Fifth of a Second

Why do men ogle? It's not their fault. They can't help it. Blame biology instead:You're at a café with the woman in your life when your eyes move inexorably toward another woman walking by.In one-fift...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/29/hotness-of-a-woman-is-judged-by-the-male-brain-in-one-fifth-of-a-second/

Westerners Are Actually The Weird ones

In the Ultimatum game, you're handed $100 and told to offer a portion to someone else. If the person accepts, then both of you get the money. If he declines, then none of you get it.Americans typically offer (almost) $50...

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At 101, Grandma Got A Tattoo

Well, she is 101 years old, so technically, grandma is old enough to get a tattoo:Mimi Rosenthal, 101, pushed her Winnie Walker off to the side and sat back in the black leather chair. At 4 feet, 10 inches, her feet...

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English Rules That Even The Grammar Nazis Got Wrong

Don't let the grammar Nazis get you down! If they've corrected you for misusing that for whom, starting a sentence with and, but and however, or gasp - the sin of "verbin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/29/english-rules-that-even-the-grammar-nazis-got-wrong/

Cyclop Turtle

Poor turtle - it's probably not going to survive into adulthood, but while it's alive, let's give it a little bit of love. Here's Cyclop Turtle - hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Geekosystemturtle, cyclop...

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World's Most Awesome Pizza Oven

Without a doubt, this has got to be the world's most awesome pizza oven. Adam Lindsley of This Is Pizza blog took this photo of a pizzaria in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: In pizzadom, wood-oven bakers refer t...

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Politician Raffles off Breast Implants to Raise Campaign Funds

Gustavo Rojas, a candidate for Venezuela's National Assembly, is short of cash for his election campaign. So he plans to raffle off a set of breast implants to raise money: Cosmetic surgery, especially breast enlarge...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/29/politician-raffles-off-breast-implants-to-raise-campaign-funds/

University Now Offering Course on StarCraft

The University of Florida is now offering a three-credit course on the computer game StarCraft in its graduate school on business management. The doctoral student behind the idea says that the game teaches play...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/29/university-now-offering-course-on-starcraft/

The 10 Greatest Fictional Inventors of All Time

Wouldn't you love to know someone like the inventors in our movies and books -someone who can come up with gadgets, materials, and machines to solve your problems? Of course, in some stories inventors cause the...

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The Fine Art of Punk Rock Hairstyling

(Vimeo Link) Some of these early 1980's punk rock hairstyles resemble works of art but they look a little too high maintenance for my lifestyle. Young Marble Giants provide the music for this vintage French video. Li...

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Horde of Vikings Attack Los Angeles

Forget pirates and ninjas, there's a new meme in town. Here's the Norse Hollywood Dining Viking, a group of marauding vikings who raid local restaurants, other guests be damned!The leader of this roving band of meal-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/29/horde-of-vikings-attack-los-angeles/

Bonehead Dinosaur Comb and Brush

Bonehead Dinosaur Comb and Brush - $5.95Does your kid have messy hair? Make that a thing of the past with this fun Bonehead dinosaur folding comb and brush from the NeatoShop. There's no better way to teach your young Ne...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/29/bonehead-dinosaur-comb-and-brush/

Who You Gonna Call? Turdbusters!

"Only the depth varies" Now that's a motto! - via Bits and Pieces Ghostbusters, plumber...

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Call Centers Return to US Homes

Remember those call center jobs that corporate America outsourced to the Philippines and India a few years ago? Well, they're baaaack!For years, Americans have had their phone calls about credit card bills and broken...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/29/call-centers-return-to-us-homes/

Are Your Children Following "Mutant" Form of Christianity?

Dear Christian parents,Princeton professor and Minister Kenda Creasy Dean has issued a warning: your child may be following a "mutant" form of Christianity. Oh, and by the way, you're to blame:Dean says mor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/29/are-your-children-following-mutant-form-of-christianity/

This Bike Shop Sign Ain't Subtle

Sign? This bicycle shop in Atlandsberg, Germany, needed no stinkin' signs because they've got 120 bicycles mounted on the building's wall - via Flavorwiresign, bicycle...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/29/this-bike-shop-sign-aint-subtle/
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