Archive for October 13th, 2010

Background on the Couch Gag that Banksy Did for The Simpsons

The producers of The Simpsons arranged for the British street artist Banksy to write the "couch gag" that takes place in the introduction to The Simpsons. But how did they manage to get in contact with...

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In the Contiguous United States, You're Never More Than 115 Miles away from a McDonald's

Stephen Von Worley created the above map of all McDonald's locations in the 48 contiguous states. A spot in northwestern Nevada is the most McDonald's-free on the map. It's the McFarthest spot (to use Von Worley's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/in-the-contiguous-united-states-youre-never-more-than-115-miles-away-from-a-mcdonalds/

Buried At The Box Office: 10 Creepy Cinema Cemeteries

From WebUrbanist, we have a list of cemeteries that made chills go up our spines while watching the movies. Some are purely fictional, some were filmed at real cemeteries, and some were based on real stories of cemeterie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/buried-at-the-box-office-10-creepy-cinema-cemeteries/

The Rubik's Fix

How many different ways can you have your Rubik's cube? How about gigantic, minuscule, tasty, expensive, monochrome, round, electronic... and many more variations on the '80s puzzle. See them at Dark Roasted Blend. L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/the-rubiks-fix/

The Year’s Best Fossil Finds

October 13th is National Fossil Day! In commemoration, Wired Science has a gallery of recent discoveries that show how, no matter how much we dig, there's always something new to learn about our past. Shown is a myst...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/the-years-best-fossil-finds/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 9

Put your your thinking caps on -time for the Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! Tell us what he is saying and win any T-shirt available in the NeatoShop -take a look around,...

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Senator Gets Stoned in D.C. Suburbs, Urinates in Public, and Taken to Hospital

Dog bites man, right? The patient arrived at the Friendship Heights hospital slack-jawed and glassy-eyed. "He was very twitchy," reports Nicola Moore, the physician who admitted him. "His pupils were dilated. When...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/senator-gets-stoned-in-d-c-suburbs-urinates-in-public-and-taken-to-hospital/

Brad Litwin's MechaniCards

(Video Link) Brad Litwin makes whimsical paper engines and gadgets out of paper. They fold into compact boxes and can be mailed as greeting cards. The above video shows several such MechaniCards. Link via Makep...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/brad-litwins-mechanicards/

Eye of Sauron Deviled Eggs

Andrea Newberry made deviled eggs that look like the eye of Sauron from The Lord of the Rings movies. The pupils are made with olives. You can read her recipe at the link. Link via Nerdcore | Images: New Line...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/eye-of-sauron-deviled-eggs/

World's Smallest Rubik's Cube

Evgeniy Grigoriev created a record-breaking 10 mm Rubik's Cube. The previous record was a cube measuring 12 mm across. It's fully functional, and you can watch a video of it being solved. Link and Video via Gizm...

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Found Snapshots: Hide This Please

Ransom Riggs collects old snapshots, and particularly likes pictures on which someone has written something personal. One thing I’ve found a lot of is photos where people have written deprecating things — usuall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/found-snapshots-hide-this-please/

Human Billboards

(Video Link) ING Direct, a bank, wanted ads that would grab the attention of passersby and interact with them. So the ad agency Leo Burnett in Milan hired people to hang from billboards or other conventional ad pla...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/human-billboards/

Photographer Jan Kriwol Plays with Your Mind

Polish photographer Jan Kriwol likes to suggest that outward reality is just a facade. At the link, you can view several examples of his work that exhibit this theme. http://illusion.scene360.com/photography/1253...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/photographer-jan-kriwol-plays-with-your-mind/

The Rescue of the Chilean Miners Is Underway

The first of the 33 trapped miners in Chile came to the surface during the night. The rescue process is slowly underway. Retrieving these men from half a mile underground required immediate technological improvisation,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/the-rescue-of-the-chilean-miners-is-underway/

How to Brew Beer in a Coffee Maker, Using Only Materials Commonly Found on a Modestly Sized Oceanographic Research Vessel

Southern Fried Scientist, a graduate student studying population genetics in hydrothermal vent communities, was onboard a research vessel longer than he normally likes to go without beer. So he decided to brew his own,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/how-to-brew-beer-in-a-coffee-maker-using-only-materials-commonly-found-on-a-modestly-sized-oceanographic-research-vessel/

Why The Twilight Zone is the King of Sci-Fi

The Twilight Zone was more than just a science fiction television show. It was theater that made you think, a showcase for Rod Serling's vision for television, and it was a proving ground for talented but relati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/why-the-twilight-zone-is-the-king-of-sci-fi/

The Five Fastest Talkers Known to the Internets

I can talk pretty fast, but years of producing radio ads taught me that if you talk faster than people can listen, you may as well shut up. Still, there are some fast-talkers we love to listen to even if we can't follow...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/the-five-fastest-talkers-known-to-the-internets/

Is Your Dog an Optimist or a Pessimist?

There are happy dogs that expect a good thing to happen, and then there are others who seem to have a case of the gloomies. Dogs can be classified as optimists or pessimists the same as humans, according to research from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/is-your-dog-an-optimist-or-a-pessimist/

Neatolicious Fun Facts: Red Shirts

One of our favorite characters from Star Trek had a face that changed every episode. Here are five fun facts about Red Shirts.   1. In the original Star Trek TV series, wearing a uniform w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/13/neatolicious-fun-facts-red-shirts/






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