Archive for December 23rd, 2010

First Person Shooter in Real Life

(Video Link) Freddie Wong, an independent filmmaker of great action scenes, is back with a live-action depiction of a first person shooter video game. Wong made this short film in response to numerous requests from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/first-person-shooter-in-real-life/

Cylon Toilet Paper Dispenser

This welded steel piece by Etsy seller Supertrone holds toilet paper while flashing the iconic red Cylon lights. At Technabob, you can watch a video of it in use. Link via Technabobetsy, toilet paper, Ba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/cylon-toilet-paper-dispenser/

Scientists Find Blood Vessel That Looks Like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

While studying a human brain, researchers at Newcastle University (UK) found a blood vessel that looks like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Claudia Racca, of the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/scientists-find-blood-vessel-that-looks-like-rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer/

Magnificent Motorcycles

Dark Roasted Blend has a follow up to its previously posted gallery of exotic motorcycles. This time, you can view strange and wonderful motorcycles of the past. Among them is this 1937 military prototype...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/magnificent-motorcycles-2/

Sputnik 2010 Geocache

(YouTube link) Geocaching is a hobby that's really "caching" on! Neatoramanaut E6C and his team launched a balloon from North Carolina last Saturday. After reaching the max altitude of 101,001 feet up, the balloon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/sputnik-2010-geocache/

2010 Shooting Range Game

(YouTube link) The Fine Brothers put together an interactive YouTube experience that offers you five video games with themes pertaining to the year 2010. Choose your game: the BP Oil Spill, Bed Intruder, World Cup,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/2010-shooting-range-game/

The 50 Worst Christmas Albums Of All Time

Some albums on this list will not surprise you, but who knew that Roseanne Barr recorded an album of Christmas songs? Or Rue Paul? Or Colonel Sanders? See them all at Buzzfeed. LinkMusic, Christmas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/the-50-worst-christmas-albums-of-all-time/

The Singing Sewermen

(YouTube link) Workers from the Thames Water company in east London plead with customers not to pour grease down the drain, because it clogs the sewers. That message is sing the tune of "Good King Wenceslas". From t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/the-singing-sewermen/

Vintage Christmas Ads

I remember when a carton of cigarettes was considered a nice Christmas gift. After all, they were three or four dollars a carton! Flickr has tons of old ads like these that might bring back memories or put you in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/vintage-christmas-ads/

7 Mysterious Coded Texts that Defy Translation

Archaeologists find them; linguists try to read them, but even after years of study, some writings are indecipherable. Some are from unknown languages, others were written in code. All are baffling. An example is the Roh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/7-mysterious-coded-texts-that-defy-translation/

What Is It? game 157

It's time for our giveaway collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog! Can you guess what this is a picture of? Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/what-is-it-game-157/

Christmas Greeting from Space

(YouTube link) NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Cady Coleman along with Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency send a holiday message from the International Space Station (ISS). -via MetafilterSpace, Christmas, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/christmas-greeting-from-space/

Tongue Depressors

Great Moments in Shutting Your Piehole QUIET BREW The Roman Catholic monks most renowned for their tight lips are the Trappists, a sect that grew out of the Cistercian Order in the 1...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/23/tongue-depressors/
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