Archive for August 31st, 2010

The Top 10 Most Badass Soldiers of All Time

The bravest among the brave, some soldiers stand head and shoulders above the rest for war exploits that will make your jaw drop. For example, Audie Murphy's actions in World War II that won him a Medal of Honor: Murphy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/the-top-10-most-badass-soldiers-of-all-time/

Dancing at the Movies

(YouTube link) I think I've seen every movie represented here -and there are about 40 of them. How about you? -via Metafilterdance, movies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/dancing-at-the-movies/

Twilight Actor Declines to Settle Lawsuit with Push-Up Contest

Taylor Lautner, the actor who plays the werewolf Jacob in the Twilight movies, has sued a RV dealership that failed to deliver a rented RV to Lautner. The dealer responded by challenging the buff actor to a pus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/twilight-actor-declines-to-settle-lawsuit-with-push-up-contest/

Chewbacca Talking Doll

Chewbacca 9" Talking Plush - $25.95 Isn't he cute? And he talks, too! Of course, anyone who ever watched a Star Wars movie knows what Chewbacca says, and you won't understand it -unless you have the imagination of a chi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/chawbacca-talking-doll/

Sink Made from Recycled Tires

The architecture firm Minarc designed and built a kitchen sink that's made from old rubber tires. It's called RUBBiSH and is made in the following manner: The rubber from the tires is melted down and cleansed of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/sink-made-from-recycled-tires/

Black Tie Beach

(YouTube link) Improv Everywhere took a group of several hundred people to the beach at Coney Island in formal wear, just to see how people would react. If I saw this, I would have assumed it was a wedding reception...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/black-tie-beach/

Star Wars Pie

Cathy of Olds Nighty-Eight made a Star Wars-themed blueberry pie for her young son using cookie cutters as molds: Danny's most recent request was to bake some doodleberry pie. Obviously, we didn'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/star-wars-pie/

Taiwan's Last Professional Swordsmith

(Video Link) Nerdcore has a roundup of three signs of changing times in East Asia: an interview with the last traditional swordmaker in Taiwan, the decline of the geisha tradition, and the diminished demand...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/taiwans-last-professional-swordsmith/

Revenge Products

Shomer-Tec has a page of merchandise for sale called "Revenge Products." There are gadgets that disable electronics or just annoy people, and bottles of nasty things like Liquid Roadkill. These "special ingredients" are...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/revenge-products/

Football Player Gets Hair Insured for $1 Million

Troy Polamalu plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He wears long hair to honor his Samoan heritage. It's gotten Polamalu in trouble before -- he was once tackled from behind by his someone who grabbed his locks, as you c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/football-player-gets-hair-insured-for-1-million/

Obscure Spices

What's in your spice rack? If it's larger than the spice collections of anyone else you know (and you know how to use them), you might do well answering questions about obscure spices in today's Lunchtime Quiz at men...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/obscure-spices/

Progress Bar Coffee Cup Cozy

Etsy seller sewtara made a coffee cup cozy that keeps you updated on how quickly it's caffeinating you. It's made of embroidered muslin with a cotton lining. Link via DVICEetsy, coffee cup, cozies...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/progress-bar-coffee-cup-cozy/

Kitten Plays Duck Hunt

(Video Link) YouTube user errrick recorded his kitten, Claire, playing the classic Nintendo game Duck Hunt. She's a poor shot. via Nerd Bastards Previously: Nintendo Duck Hunt/Predator Behind the S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/kitten-plays-duck-hunt/

Chaos Cookies

Emmylou Cakehead and the band The Futureheads collaborated on a tasty art installation unveiled at the charity exhibit Cake Britain ("The world's first entirely edible art exhibition") last weekend in London. The pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/chaos-cookies/

20 Experiences to Try Before you Die

Everyone should have a personal bucket list. Once in a lifetime events like skydiving or attending the olympics or even visting the Titanic first-hand are all things all of us CAN do... if we so desired. I haven't done...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/31/20-experiences-to-try-before-you-die/




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