Archive for September 10th, 2010

Everything I Know I Learned From Elvis

Forget Plato! If you want to know the wisdom of life, you should listen to Elvis instead. Here are 30 Things I Know I Learned from Elvis, over at MissCellania's:RELATIONSHIPS1. When inviting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/everything-i-know-i-learned-from-elvis/

10 Parasites That Turn Their Hosts Into Zombies

If you want to catch Mother Nature at her best (and if by best you mean bizarre or darned scary), then look no further than how parasites hijack the biology of their hosts. Take, for instance, the pseudacteon:Though...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/10-parasites-that-turn-their-hosts-into-zombies/

Becoming Chris Gaines

In 1999, Garth Brooks, the largest superstar country music has ever seen, did a little crazy experiment that left his fans scratching their collective cowboy hats. Here's what happened:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/becoming-chris-gaines/

Earrings + Chain = Simple Bridge

Simple Bridge is a piece of jewelry that combines earring and a necklace. The two earrings are connected with a ball chain. From a distance, it looks almost like someone wearing ear buds. Not to be worn on athletic a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/earrings-chain-simple-bridge/

Planning Ahead

Cake Wrecks has a roundup of cakes in which words just don't fit. This one made me laugh -the line break would have been just fine if they had spelled it correctly! LinkCake, writing, cake wrecks...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/planning-ahead/

Soccer Goalie Celebrates Too Early

(Video Link) This video is from a match between two Moroccan teams. Khalid Askri, the goalie playing for Rabat, thought that he had successfully defended his goal. But the spin that he placed on the soccer ball ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/soccer-goalie-celebrates-too-early/

Vanessa's Wedding Surprise

Broadway actor Lin-Manuel Miranda's got a little surprise planned for his newly wedded wife. Seems like everyone was in on it, except for the bride. Here's what happened at the wedding: Hit play or go to Link [YouTub...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/vanessas-wedding-surprise/

Monsterbike

What do you get when you add tractor tires to a penny-farthing? The best thigh exercise machine ever: behold, the Monsterbike! Link [embedded YouTube]penny farthing, monsterbike, tractor tire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/monsterbike/

Your Pants Are Lying to You

Abram Sauer of Esquire uncovered a disturbing truth: you haven't actually maintained a 36" inch waist all these years. Men's fashions, like women's, reflect vanity sizing: I enjoyed many of these pants, as I ment...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/your-pants-are-lying-to-you/

World's Biggest Piece of Naan

Naan is a type of Indian flatbread. Honeytop Speciality Foods in Britain recently created what may the largest single piece of naan in the world: The record-breaking naan was 10ft by 4ft and has a total area of 40 sq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/worlds-biggest-piece-of-naan/

Qvaq - Online Discussions & Collaborations Made Easy

Like to chat and tweet? Try Qvaq. It's a brand new and very neat web app, made by Robert Birming (a Neatoramanaut and fellow blogger at Geek Alerts) and Martin Lindkvist, that makes discussion and collaborations in r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/qvaq-online-discussions-collaborations-made-easy/

Alice in Wonderland-Inspired Salt and Pepper Shakers

Shake Me Salt & Pepper Shakers - $29.95"Shake Me" is a set of gorgeous ceramic salt and pepper shakers inspired by the classic story Alice in Wonderland (get the name now?). Check it out over at the NeatoSh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/alice-in-wonderland-inspired-salt-and-pepper-shakers/

Laser Backpack

No, sadly that's not a Proton Pack from Ghostbusters, but it's no less cool: behold the laser backpack developed by researchers from UC Berkeley (go Bears!). InventorSpot explains:We’ll state right up front tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/laser-backpack/

Herding 100 Cats at IKEA

What would happen if you release 100 cats in your local IKEA store? That's exactly what the Herding Cats Experiment is all about:These are not specially trained film cats. No one knew what they would do. ... A team o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/herding-100-cats-at-ikea/

5 Important Fifties Events Nobody Noticed in the Fifties

Some of the most important events can slip past us because we don't know how important they are until much later. You know about Sputnik, Elvis, and Rosa Parks, but did you know that The Pill was developed in the '50s?...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/5-important-fifties-events-nobody-noticed-in-the-fifties/

Can a Sharpshooter Win a Carnival Shooting Game?

How easy is it to win at carnival games? In Japan, a popular game is the cork gun shooting game - in order to win the prize, the player needs to knock it off the shelf using lightweight cork shot from a toy rifle.In orde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/can-a-sharpshooter-win-a-carnival-shooting-game/

Mind Bending Optical Illusion

Dark Roasted Blend has a very nifty gallery of some of the neatest optical illusions you'll see today. I particularly like this one above, Shadow Illusion by Francis Tabary - a set of hanging letters which shado...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/mind-bending-optical-illusion/

How To Speed-Tie Your Shoelaces

All these years, I've been wasting minutes - precious minutes - of my life tying shoelaces the slow way.Geeks Are Sexy has a short video clip on how to save a few seconds by "speed-tying" your shoelaces (suppos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/how-to-speed-tie-your-shoelaces/

Tattoo Paper Towel

Cool Material blog spotted this awesome roll of paper towel printed with classic tattoo designs:Keeping that in mind, if it’s not easy no man is ever going to clean, so luckily someone invented paper towel. Lea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/tattoo-paper-towel/

San Bruno Neighborhood Flattened by Gas Explosion

A massive explosion leveled a neighborhood in San Bruno (a suburb close to San Francisco), California, yesterday night:After the initial blast, flames reached as high as 100 feet as the fire fueled itself on burning...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/san-bruno-neighborhood-flattened-by-gas-explosion/

An Obelisk Made of Hundreds of Bicycles

What's 65 feet tall and consists of 340 bicycles and one tricycle? A work called Cyclisk, newly installed in Santa Rosa, California, by artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector. Placed among several car dealers, the obe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/an-obelisk-made-of-hundreds-of-bicycles/

Woman Sues Theater for Wasting Her Time

A woman in China has done what many of us would like to do. Chen Xiaomei, a lawyer in Xian, Shaanxi province is suing a movie theater and a film distributor for wasting her time by playing twenty minutes of advertising b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/woman-sues-theater-for-wasting-her-time/

Interactive Map of Middle Earth

Kris Kowal created an interactive map of Middle-earth. You can zoom and pan, search for or center a location, and link to a particular area. Place names are labeled in both English and Elvish. Link via Geekol...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/interactive-map-of-middle-earth/

Monstrous Discrepancies

The webcomic Subnormality by Winston Rowntree has a series of pictures illustrating the difference between reality and your perception of reality using monsters. This is only the first one, which is a concep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/monstrous-discrepancies/

Inception Vocal Re-Dub

(Video Link) YouTube user Googenheimer recreated the sounds of the trailer for Inception using only his voice. He does a convincing Ellen Page. via Great White Snark Previously: Inception Scenes Recreated wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/inception-vocal-re-dub/

Fashion Misstatements

When What The World Needs Now was published in 1984 I felt I had tapped into a streak of American cultural insanity – or, to be more honest, my own insanity – so successfully that no future designs in any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/fashion-misstatements/
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