Archive for September 7th, 2010

Betty White Gets Her Own Comic Book

Betty White has had a great year so far, starring in the TV series Hot in Cleveland, hosting Saturday Night Live, and appearing in scads of TV ads. Now she's conquered another medium -comic books! Acco...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/betty-white-gets-her-own-comic-book/

Man Who Wrote the "Jump the Shark" Episode Defends His Work

"Jump the shark" is slang term that refers to the moment when an entertainment franchise starts to go downhill. It specifically refers to an episode of the TV show Happy Days in which Fonzie jumped over a shark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/man-who-wrote-the-jump-the-shark-episode-defends-his-work/

Hardcore Knitting Tattoo

Those crafters -- they're a tough bunch, as this tattoo illustrates. Don't mess with them, or you'll get a knitting needle in the eye. via Ugliest Tattoos (NSFW)tattoos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/hardcore-knitting-tattoo/

Stormy Weather

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfbcYh1omc4] YouTube link. This brief CCTV footage taken inside a Pacific Sun cruise ship during stormy weather seems humorous at the beginning, but ultimately serves as a stark...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/stormy-weather/

Self-Replicating Solar Cells

Researchers at MIT noticed that chloroplasts in plant cells have a remarkable ability to regenerate after damage, and wondered if this process could be duplicated to create self-replicating photovoltaic cells: The dis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/self-replicating-solar-cells/

Whip It Whisk

Whip It Whisk - $9.95Now with the Whip It Whisk from the NeatoShop, you can whip those eggs, whip 'em good: Link | More Fun Kitchen Stuffwhip, whisk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/whip-it-whisk/

Follow, Like, Win!

Just a friendly reminder that we're having a lot of fun over on our Twitter and Facebook pages. So follow @neatorama and Like www.Facebook.com/neatoramanauts! There you'll find all kinds of neato things we don't a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/follow-like-win/

4chan Swarm Storms Elderly Man's Birthday Party

The above image recently appeared on 4chan. The legion of anonymous users there interpreted it as suggesting that it was necessary to publicly advertise for people to attend an old man's birthday party. The people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/4chan-swarm-storms-elderly-mans-birthday-party/

The Weird & Colorful World of Fungi

Fungi come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, and their range of habits and habitats is just as diverse. It's fungi's ability to grow just about anywhere that makes it so amazing. If you name a hostile environment there'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/the-weird-colorful-world-of-fungi/

TypeFace/Off: Video Games

Today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss is a continuation of the popular TypeFace/Off series in which you identify something by its distinctive font. We've tried movies, TV shows, board games, and now video games. Can...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/typefaceoff-video-games/

Magic Mushrooms May Help Fear of Death

An experiment using the hallucinogen psilocybin on terminally ill cancer patients found that it helped to ease their anxiety. The study included 12 patients who took a small dose of psilocybin -- the active ingredient i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/magic-mushrooms-may-help-fear-of-death/

Shirley Stockdale and the Sofabed

Howie Woo, whose whimsical crochet creations have been featured on Neatorama previously, was inspired to create this crocheted scene by a sad, strange news item from 2001. Shirley Stockdale of Cape Coral, Florida got...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/shirley-stockdale-and-the-sofabed/

Quantum Chess

Alice Wismath, a computer science student at Queen's University in Canada, has developed a form of chess in which the type of a given piece on the board is in a state of flux: In the quantum chess computer game create...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/quantum-chess/

World's Shortest Man

Edward Nino Hernandez of Bogota, Colombia has been named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the shortest man in the world. The 24-year-old Hernandez is 27 inches (70 cm) tall and weighs only 22 pounds. The previous...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/worlds-shortest-man/

Birdmania

Remember Meowmania, the site that make our cats go crazy? The creator, Jacqueline Steck, is back with Birdmania, which you can click and click to make your home or office sound like an aviary. Link -via Metafilterbir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/birdmania/

Medieval Masters of the Universe

Artist Jason Hernandez presented this medieval depiction of He-Man, Skeletor, Battle Cat, and Orko. The Latin inscription translates as "I am the master of the world!" Link via Super Punchheman, Masters of the Un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/medieval-masters-of-the-universe/

World's Fastest Dining Room Set

Perry Watkins of Buckinghamshire, UK, may have set a world speed record for a piece of furniture when he piloted a Queen Anne dining table with silver service for four people at 130 MPH: The table, named "Fast Food",...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/worlds-fastest-dining-room-set/

A Crusade Against the Quest for the Holy Grail

by Bethany Halford (“BH”) with an Introduction and Commentary by Steve Nadis (“SN”) Followed by a Rejoinder by the Aforementioned BH EDITOR’S NOTE: The unusual format and to some degree the co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/07/a-crusade-against-the-quest-for-the-holy-grail/






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