Archive for September 2nd, 2010

WWZD: What Would a Zombie Do? Spinner Folder

"What Would a Zombie Do?" Spinner Folder - $4.95Poor zombies - being the undead is hard work and rotting brains don't exactly make quick decisions. But take heart, this What Would a Zombie Do? Spinner...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/wwzd-what-would-a-zombie-do-spinner-folder/

History's Most Famous Black Sheep

Think that your sibling is embarrassing? That's nothing compared to these brothers and sisters. I mean, take Al Capone's brother Vince, for example. Could you imagine how mortified Scarface was when he learned what his b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/historys-most-famous-black-sheeps/

Iconic Film Scenes and Their Original Inspirations

Remember the scene in The Shining where Jack Nicholson chopped down the door with an axe and saying "Heeere's Johnny"? Turns out it was inspired by a scene in the 1921 film The Phantom Carriage*/em...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/iconic-film-scenes-and-their-original-inspirations/

Predator and Son Bonding Moment

It's not easy being a dad. A human-hunting, flesh eating dad. Here's what a Predator father and son bonding looks like: Link [embedded College humor clip]Predator, fatherhood...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/predator-and-son-bonding-moment/

Pic Memes You Can Surf Endlessly: CAPTCHArt and Responsibility Scallop

Where would the Net be without all those funny pic memes? Even if you're tired of LOLcats, you'll still enjoy this big list of image-driven memes lovingly compiled by Geekosystem. This one above is part of a long CAPTCHA...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/pic-memes-you-can-surf-endlessly-captchart-and-responsibility-scallop/

The Coolest Chess Boards in the World

Cool Material blog has a nifty round up of cool chess boards. I particularly like this one above, the 3D Chess Board by Ji Lee. Check out the entire gallery here: LinkJi Lee, chess board...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/the-coolest-chess-boards-in-the-world/

World's First Double Backflip in a Wheelchair

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI_N5T3pmxQ] (YouTube link)Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham {wiki} has spina bifida and began using a wheelchair when he was three yers old. He has been confined to a wheelchair since the age o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/worlds-first-double-backflip-in-a-wheelchair/

Go Where? Sex, Gender, and Toilets

Restroom signs say much the same thing all over the world, but the way they say it says a lot about how view the differences between men and women. Why are women so often depicted as wearing skirts? And why do we have to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/go-where-sex-gender-and-toilets/

Evolution in Action: Lizard Lays Egg and Births Babies

Photo: Rebecca A. PylesScientists studying a species of Australian lizard called the yellow-bellied three-toed skink discovered that they're seeing evolution in action: the lizard lays eggs on coasts but birth babies in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/evolution-in-action-lizard-lays-egg-and-births-babies/

Awkward Moment: Wife and Mistress of Trapped Chilean Miner Learn about Each Other

A group of miners in Chile have been trapped underground since August 5. Rescue workers are doing their best to dig them out. The story has attracted a lot of publicity and as a result, the wife and mistress of trapped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/awkward-moment-wife-and-mistress-of-trapped-chilean-miner-learn-about-each-other/

Globen Skyview: The Ball Elevator

Juergen of Random Good Stuff posted a few neat photos of an elevator that looks like it was taken straight out of The Jetsons. Here's the Globen Sky View in Stockholm, Sweden:The Sky view globe elevators run outside...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/globen-skyview-the-ball-elevator/

The Best Sci-Fi Cartoons Ever Made?

Love geeky toons? Then check out this list of 16 of the best sci-fi cartoons ever made over at our pal Geeks Are Sexy. 16. ExosquadExosquad was an absolutely amazing cartoon, if you could l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/the-best-sci-fi-cartoons-ever-made/

The Highest-Paid Athlete in Western History was a Roman Charioteer

If you think that modern athletes make a lot of money, they've got nothing on the ancients. Peter Struck, a classics professor at the University of Pennsylvania, states that a particular Roman chariot driver far exceede...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/the-highest-paid-athlete-in-western-history-was-a-roman-charioteer/

The United States of Star Wars

Rebecca Crane matched the geography of US states with planets in Star Wars to create a composite map of the United States. Texas is Kessel, Oregon is Endor, and Maine is Naboo. Crane writes: Planets wer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/the-united-states-of-star-wars/

Tsar Egg Cups

Tsar Egg Cups - $25.95You don't need to be the Tsar of Russia to eat your eggs like one! Designer Andrea Kezdi created these gorgeous egg holders inspired by the Fabergé eggs. The Tsar Egg Cups over at the NeatoSh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/tsar-egg-cups/

Sir Spudnik, the Steampunk Mr. Potato Head

Artist Sarah Calvillo made a steampunk version of Mr. Potato Head. Calvillo works in a wide variety of media, so she also made a vintage-looking wanted poster, offering a reward for the capture of this ungentlemanly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/sir-spudnik-the-steampunk-mr-potato-head/

This is Not a Nylon Stocking...

...on a lumpy leg.  It is, rather, a guilloche pattern, typically seen on banknotes but also incorporated into other works of art and design.  In the past such patterns might have been generated by a geometric lath...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/this-is-not-a-nylon-stocking/

Food Trucks: Restaurants On The Go

(Image Credit: Bakerytruck LA) Not only is the food to go, but so are the kitchens.  And the kitchens in many of today's food trucks are stainless steel beauties serving up five star gourmet meals.  So popular have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/food-trucks-restaurants-on-the-go/

Today is 9-02-10!

Let's celebrate with a little 90210 quiz, shall we? While there's some debate as to whether there were eight or nine original stars on BH 90210, there's no question that some of the actors weren't even close to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/today-is-90210/

How Charles Darwin Terraformed a Barren Rock

Ascension Island, a British overseas territory in the south Atlantic, was originally a nearly-lifeless, uninhabited rock. It had no freshwater except for rainfall which quickly evaporated. But in an experiment, Charles...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/how-charles-darwin-terraformed-a-barren-rock/

Anti-Theft Device: Balls of Orange Paint

(Video Link) If you go into some Japanese stores, the clerks have fist-sized orange balls behind the counter. No, the are not for sale. They're balls of paint that clerks throw at robbers so that police can more e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/anti-theft-device-balls-of-orange-paint/

Heat-Tracking Nerf Machine Gun

Make held a weird gadget contest, and Rick Prescott's modified Nerf Vulcan EBF-25TM machine gun came in first place. It uses heat sensors to track the movement of warm-bodied intruders and fire at them:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/heat-tracking-nerf-machine-gun/

Steampunk Tra(i)nsformer

The Encline Designs team has created this cool steampunk model of Optimus Prime, the Autobot leader in the Transformers universe, which transforms from robot to steam train. The model features functional light...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/steampunk-trainsformer/

Meet the Beatles Covers

HELP! For the HELP! photo shoot, photographer Robert Freeman warmed up by shooting publicity stills of the band playing around in the Austrian snow. In the process, he...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/02/meet-the-beatles-covers/
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