Archive for October 1st, 2010

Defrosty The Snowman Ice Cubes

Defrosty The Snowman Ice Cube - $7.95Poor Frosty the Snowman, but lucky you! After an ill-advised vacation in the tropics, Frosty is all melted, but at least parts of him can still bring a frosty chill to your tropical b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/defrosty-the-snowman-ice-cubes/

Bacon Costume

Move over, Lady Gaga, this guy had a meat suit back in 1894! In fact, he'd fit right in with the internet generation because he's dressed as a side of bacon. Mmm... bacon. Link -via Buzzfeedcostume, vintage, bacon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/bacon-costume-2/

Suspect Denies Owning Cocaine Found In His Butt

A man in Bradenton, Florida was arrested after a police search revealed illegal narcotics hidden in his bottom. When the drugs were discovered, the suspect denied owning them: Roberts quickly disavowed ownership of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/suspect-denies-owning-cocaine-found-in-his-butt/

Shotgun Shell Shotglass

Made By Ammo crafts shotglasses that are shaped like shotgun shells. They're made of stainless steel and weigh about a quarter pound each. Link -- Thanks, Uncle!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/shotgun-shell-shotglass/

20 Unusual Century-Old Gadgets

Maurice Collins, a retired businessman in London, has an extensive collection of odd historical gadgets, most of them from the 19th or early 20th Centuries. The Daily Mail has a photo gallery of sixteen of thes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/20-unusual-century-old-gadgets/

Blimps Big Enough to Haul Buildings

Skylifter is an Australian start-up company that hopes to use enormous blimps to move pieces of equipment to places not easily accessible by roads: Heavy-transport helicopters, such as the Mil Mi-26 or Sikorsky S-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/blimps-big-enough-to-haul-buildings/

Remembering Neil Alan Smith

Neil Alan Smith, 48, was a dishwasher at a Crab Shack in St. Petersburg, Florida. When he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, the St. Petersburg Times reported the story. An online commenter to the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/remembering-neil-alan-smith/

Bad Postcards

This Tumblr blog collects only the worst of the worst -but there seems to be no shortage of bad postcards! Some lend themselves well to caption contests. Link -via J-Walk Blogpostcards...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/bad-postcards/

GPS Strands Motorist on Mountain

I hope that you don't rely on your GPS to the exclusion of your common sense. This guy followed his navigator's instructions to "a glorified goat track." and had to be rescued by a helicopter crew! Driver Robert Ziegler...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/gps-strands-motorist-on-mountain/

World Habitat Day

The first Monday in October (October 4th this year) is designated by the UN as World Habitat Day, a day to raise awareness of housing needs globally and in our communities. Habitat for Humanity is participating, as they...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/world-habitat-day/

How American Are You?

This mental_floss quiz is not questioning your patriotism, and you don't even have to be American to take it. But it will test your knowledge of some obscure facts about American history. And it's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/how-american-are-you/

Michael Rianda's "Work"

(Video Link) "Work" is a short film by Michael Rianda about a young boy who wants a pair of shoes. He wants them so badly that he's willing to slowly die in a cubicle trying to earn money for them. via Urlesque...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/michael-riandas-work/

Man Gets Probation in Wrong-Car Defecation

For unknown reasons, Austin Horries Purifoy, 19, wanted to relieve himself in the backseat of his girlfriend's car. Unfortunately, he selected the wrong car: Leaving work late the night of March 11, the car's owner r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/man-gets-probation-in-wrong-car-defecation/

Storybook Zoobies

Storybook Zoobies: Olivia, Peter Rabbit, and Paddington Bear - $33.95 ea. Don't let my kids see these Storybook Zoobies from the NeatoShop or we won't have any to sell! (They're not old enough to realize that their paren...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/storybook-zoobies/

Hellboy LEGO

Photo: misterzumbiBrishelf user misterzumbi, the creator of the awesome Predator LEGO bust we featured on Neatorama a couple of years ago, also made this awesome piece. Behold, the Hellboy LEGO bust. Now, if only he'd ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/hellboy-lego/

She's Always a Woman: The John Lewis Ad

Yes, it's an advertising for UK-based department store John Lewis, but it's a particularly well-done ad about a woman's life. Featuring a song "She's Always a Woman" by Fyfe Dangerfield/originally by Billy Joel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/shes-always-a-woman-the-john-lewis-ad/

Lamborghini Gardening Tools

What do you get the filthy rich gentleman farmer friend of yours who's already got everything? How about designer gardening tools?Behold, the Lamborghini Gallardo weedwacker and other gardening tools: Link See also: Lamb...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/lamborghini-gardening-tools/

Paleofuture TV: The Past Future of Food

Matt Novak of Paleofuture Blog came out with the first episode of Paleofuture TV series. This one is all about what people of yore thought the future would be when it comes to food. Oh, how absolutely, hilariously wrong...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/paleofuture-tv-the-past-future-of-food/

Nailympics

This isn't your momma's manicure! For the past six years, the world's top manicurists converge to Britain to compete in the Nailympics:Most people think of fake nails as the basic acrylic pieces glued as extensions t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/nailympics/

Weird Breakfast Cereal Box Designs

Children's cereal is big business, so one would think that giant corporations that make the breakfast stuff would put a tremendous amount of care in these cereal box packagings ... but then again maybe not.Weird Worm has...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/weird-breakfast-cereal-box-designs/

Pulsating iPhone Umbilical Cord

(Video Link) Japanese artist Mio I-zawa, the man responsible for the mechanical tumor computer peripheral, made this umbilical cord for the iPhone. It recharges a phone while quivering ominously. via Pink Tenta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/pulsating-iphone-umbilical-cord/

Hacks to Help You Stay Healthy

With today’s obesity epidemic, scientists are working non-stop to better understand weight gain and how to lose the excess pounds. While losing a lot of weight can be a challenge, recent studies have come up with a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/hacks-to-help-you-stay-healthy/

The Royal or Editorial "We"

Ben Zimmer has an article at The New York Times addressing a person using the word "we", sometimes referred to as "the royal we", when speaking or writing. When it's not clear who the person is speaking for, it can sound...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/the-royal-or-editorial-we/

Gun Size Matters

(YouTube link) Filmmaker and professional gamer Freddie Wong produced this fantasy sequence starring himself and Shenae Grimes. It's violent, but there's an even bloodier version available. -via b3taGuns, adventure,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/gun-size-matters/

Cutting Open an Animal and Crawling Inside to Survive During a Storm in the Wild

Have you ever had to cut open an animal and crawl inside in order to survive during a storm? You know -- like how Han Solo cut open a tauntaun and shoved Luke Skywalker inside during a snowstorm on Hoth in The Empir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/cutting-open-an-animal-and-crawling-inside-to-survive-during-a-storm-in-the-wild/

Advertising with a Power Washer

Green Street Media is a British ad agency that emphasizes eco-friendly advertising. One medium that it uses consists of applying stenciled designs and a power washer to dirty London sidewalks. The company estimates...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/advertising-with-a-power-washer/

Automated Dining

I hope I’m not the only person on the planet who cannot understand why dining at one’s home or apartment has to be so complicated. Personally, my favorite meal situation is when I am sitting on a large boulde...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/automated-dining/

Butt Lightning

Butt Lightning - $13.95 and Butt Station - $15.95If you like the Butt Station desktop organizer we featured before on Neatorama, you'll love this: Butt Lightning from the NeatoShop. Yes, it's a pen, paper clips and busin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/butt-lightning/

2010 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded

Our friends at the Annals of Improbable Research bestowed the 2010 Ig Nobel Prizes at a festive ceremony at Harvard University last night. The prizes are for achievements that make people laugh, and then make th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/01/2010-ig-nobel-prizes-awarded/
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