Archive for December 15th, 2010

Dapper Dog Tie

Dapper Dog Tie - $9.95You're all dressed up for the Christmas party, but what about your dog? Thankfully, it's easy to make Fido into a dapper dog ... just use the Dapper Dog Tie from the NeatoShop! LinkNo dog? We've got...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/dapper-dog-tie/

Interactive Data Map

The New York Times has a series of interactive maps of the US with which you can study population distribution by race and ethnicity, income, housing (such as mortgage, home value, and rent), and by education. I foun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/interactive-data-map/

Muppet Proposal

(YouTube link) Sid Ceaser proposed to Sara Prindiville as a Muppet. Really. He has been a Muppet fan all his life. When the time came, Sid ordered custom designed Muppets that resembled the couple and produced a fil...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/muppet-proposal/

Dog Crosses Eyes on Command

(Video Link) Teddy, a six-year old Cocker Spaniel, can cross his eyes on command. How do you train a dog to do that? via Boing Boingdogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/dog-crosses-eyes-on-command/

Slag from Ancient Copper Mines Shows that the Earth's Magnetic Field Was Much Stronger 3,000 Years Ago

The Earth's magnetic field fluctuates in intensity. But until recently, most scientists thought that it wouldn't change more than 16% in a century. Slag recovered from a 3,000-year old Egyptian copper mine indicates th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/slag-from-ancient-copper-mines-shows-that-the-earths-magnetic-field-was-much-stronger-3000-years-ago/

How Many Girls Can Fit Inside a Smart Car? 19

(Video Link) 19 girls in Karachi, Pakistan, crammed into a Smart Car in order to break a Guinness World Record. The previous record, 18, was set last January in Australia. Link via GeekologieGuinness World Recor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/how-many-girls-can-fit-inside-a-smart-car-19/

Ghost Urns

Ukrainian designer Anna Marinenko has designed these elegant urns to hold your ashes and to reflect your unique spirit once you're gone. This is a prototype for the time being but should be available soon in both silver...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/ghost-urns/

Can Alcohol Be Absorbed Through The Feet ?

A Danish urban myth alleges that it is possible to get drunk by submerging one's feet in alcohol.  Three physicians at Hillerød Hospital in Denmark tested this hypothesis on themselves in their office. The primary end...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/can-alcohol-be-absorbed-through-the-feet/

Vision and Illusion

(YouTube link) The structure of your individual brain has a lot to do with how you perceive optical illusions. Researchers at University College London asked subjects how they perceived illusions of size such as the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/vision-and-illusion/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 14

It's time for the Fill in the Bubble Frenzy with boy genius Mal and his talking dog Chad! What is he saying in this empty speech bubble? Tell us and you might win any T-shirt available in the NeatoShop -take a l...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-15/

Gadget Opens Door Whenever You Check into Foursquare

The programmers at a web development company in Brooklyn, New York, altered the front door to their office so that it opens whenever someone checks into that location using Foursquare. Nick Hall, one of the owners of Ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/gadget-opens-door-whenever-you-check-into-foursquare/

Video Game with a Urinal Peripheral

(Video Link) Sega is making a gaming interface called "Toirettsu" which the (presumably male) user controls by selectively peeing on different sensors: This is a teched out version of those little targets found u...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/video-game-with-a-urinal-peripheral/

Haggis-Flavored Potato Chips

Great Scot International, a US importer of Scottish goods, plans to introduce Americans to haggis-flavored potato chips. Haggis, as you may recall, consists of sheep organs ground up and boiled inside a sheep's stomach....

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/haggis-flavored-potato-chips/

8 Christmas Foods That Should Be Forgotten

You can probably guess that fruitcake will be on a list of not-so-welcome traditional Christmas foods. This list also covers figgy pudding, green bean casserole, and lutefisk. To make lutefisk you catch a cod, take out...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/8-christmas-foods-that-should-be-forgotten/

Speak and Spell iPhone Decal

Many of the iPhone generation used a Speak and Spell toy as their first computer. Now, thanks to Etsy seller blakemedia, you can hark back to those carefree days with a iPhone sticker that looks just like a Speak and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/speak-and-spell-iphone-decal/

Escaping Cat Saves Burning House

A 3-year-old cat named Pepper used a trick worthy of Houdini to escape from a burning kitchen in Stoke Gabriel, South Devon, England. Frightened by an exploding microwave, he leapt to a window and nudged the catch open w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/escaping-cat-saves-burning-house/

The Bowen Beer Bottle Band is Back

[http://youtu.be/8uSvFVqlLKM] (YouTube link)We featured the Bowen Beer Bottle Band last Christmas performing "Do You Hear What I Hear?" The second annual Bowen Beer Bottle Band video features an expanded lineup of perfor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/the-bowen-beer-bottle-band-is-back/

More About QR Codes

As we lead up to the QR Code Hunt next week in New York City where you will have a chance to win a brand new Ford Fiesta, I wanted to write some more about how the contest will work and how QR codes work in general. Yest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/more-about-qr-codes/

Christmas Celebrations Around the World

Most of you are familiar with American, Canadian and English Christmas customs, which are largely the same, including Santa bringing presents that sit below a lit up tree. But have you ever wondered just how Christmas is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/15/christmas-celebrations-around-the-world/






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