Archive for January 5th, 2011

Giant Tuna Sold for $396,000

In Tokyo, a giant bluefin tuna sold at auction for a record 32.49 million yen—nearly $396,000. The price for the 754-pound tuna beat the previous record set in 2001 when a 445-pound fish sold for 20.2 million yen. What...

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The Sequel Map

Which movie sequels are better than the originals? Box Office Quant crunched the numbers using the ratings at Rotten Tomato to find the answer. The originals’ scores are on the X-axis, and the sequels’ scores on the...

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Save the Planet, Eat an Enviropig

You soon may able to help the environment by eating more bacon. On a low-key, bio-secure farm in Canada, scientists are breeding pigs that could be among the first genetically modified farm animal to be approved for huma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/save-the-planet-eat-an-enviropig/

Puppy, It's Time to Wake Up!

(Video Link) This itsy bitsy puppy owned by YouTube user samcjung doesn't want to get up. He's far too busy dripping with adorableness. via Geekosystempuppies, dogs...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/puppy-its-time-to-wake-up/

"Furrow" and Other Sculptures by Ben Butler

Ben Butler sculpts and assembles deliciously shaped wooden sculptures, such as the above cedar piece entitled "Furrow". He has an exhibit that opens tomorrow at the Zg Gallery in Chicago. Link via Dude Craft | Ga...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/furrow-and-other-sculptures-by-ben-butler/

7 Magic Cards Based on People Who Play Magic

Actually, all of these cards by Owen Parsons could apply to gamers in general and not just people who play Magic: The Gathering. One nitpicking point: the gaming store employee depicted in these cards is un...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/7-magic-cards-based-on-people-who-play-magic/

Archie Comics Reimagined as a Prision Drama

Cartoonist Mike Hawthorne made this scene from a different sort of Archieverse -- one in which Archie Andrews and his gang are doing hard time. Here's a passage from Hawthorne's backstory for the comic: Teen age...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/archie-comics-reimagined-as-a-prision-drama/

University Librarian Blasts Librarian Depicted in Star Wars

(Video Link) Real librarians sometimes silently cringe at the shockingly-poor reference interviews conducted by librarians on television and in the movies. But Andy Priestner, head business librarian at Cambridge U...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/university-librarian-blasts-librarian-depicted-in-star-wars/

State of Virginia Revokes Awesome License Plate

Redditor WHOWANTSBEEF acquired a custom license plate that made good use of the subscript "Kids First". Alas, the state has revoked the plate and sent a detailed response explaining why. You can read the full text...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/state-of-virginia-revokes-awesome-license-plate/

Cloned!

Neatoramanaut lonewolfe13 won a t-shirt in the What Is It? contest. The Support Cloning shirt he selected from the NeatoShop lent itself well to this photography art project. The shirt fits all five of him! Linkphoto...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/cloned/

Penguin to Sea Lion: Get Out of My Way

(Video Link) A sea lion blocks the path that a penguin wishes to traverse. Does he go around the enormous beast? No. He walks right over the sea lion. via The Presurferpenguins, sea lions...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/penguin-to-sea-lion-get-out-of-my-way/

33.3 Art Show

33.3 rpm is the speed at which a turntable ran to play record albums. It is also the theme of the 33.3 Art Show, in which 33.3 artists rework classic album covers (the .3 artist is a 4-year-old). Shown is Whipped...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/33-3-art-show/

The Old School Diner

Michael Powell and Juergen Horn are continuing their living experiment in moving to a new city every three months, and writing about them on their blog 91 Days. Currently in Savannah, Georgia, USA, they visited The Old S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/the-old-school-diner/

Armpit Troll Tattoo

+1 for original thinking and creative use of body hair. Surely this is the epitome of playful elegance in body modification. Link (main site is NSFW) via Great White Snarktattoos...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/armpit-troll-tattoo/

Juggling Robot

(Video Link) Once you've developed robots that can feed on human flesh, the next obvious step is to teach it to juggle. This amazing robot can juggle a ping-pong ball and, very briefly, two. Moreover, it accomplis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/juggling-robot/

Art of the Danish Open-Face Sandwich

Photo: Lynda Balslev for NPRWhat image comes to mind when you hear the words "open-face sandwich"? A pile of slobbery slices of greasy meat like the ones you find at diners all across the United States? Well, l...

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Welcome Home, Dear ... Now Defend Yourself!

Now that's love. Forget a hot dinner - what you'd want after a long day at work is a Nerf fight! - via The Daily WhatNerf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/welcome-home-dear-now-defend-yourself/

Wives Gang Up to Beat Polygamist Over Secret Wedding

Here's one distinct disadvantage of being a polygamist: your wives can gang up and beat the crap out of you!You know you're dealing with a special household when a domestic argument turns into a case of gang assault....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/wives-gang-up-to-beat-polygamist-over-secret-wedding/

The Case of the Malingering Cat

Got a sick cat? Perhaps its malingering instead. That's right: cats can act sick when they're perfectly healthy simply because they didn't like what you've done (i.e. change their routines):When the cats experienced...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/the-case-of-the-malingering-cat/

Illegal Rainbows

Graffiti artist Rainbow Warrior in Albuquerque finds drab buildings and "improves" them by spilling paint to pour "illegal rainbows" off their tops. City officials are angry and threaten to go after...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/illegal-rainbows/

Aflockalypse? More Dead Birds, This Time From Sweden

It's getting creepy. First, it was Arkansas, then Louisiana ... now birds are dropping dead out of the skies over Sweden:To add to the mystery, 50-100 jackdaws, a bird species in the crow family, fell dead in central...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/aflockalypse-more-dead-birds-this-time-from-sweden/

Missing Man Found Next Door

An unnamed 81-year-old man went missing in Arbroath, Scotland. Two Coastguard helicopters were dispatched to search the seaside cliffs. The man was originally reported missing to Tayside Police at 11.40pm after his wife...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/missing-man-found-next-door/

Pac-Man Lights

Artists Benedetto Bufalino and Benedict Deseille installed these lights as part of the Festival of Trees and Lights in Geneva, Switzerland. Seeing these would surely "brighten up" the evening commute! Link -via The D...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/pac-man-lights/

Never Underestimate Little Old Ladies

(YouTube link) It's always reassuring to buy a used car from someone who you think only went for Sunday drives -but appearances can be deceiving! This German Dutch ad for Volkswagen illustrates that point. -via The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/never-underestimate-little-old-ladies/

Library Bars

Quite a few college towns have a bar named The Library, so you can honestly say you were at The Library last night (The Office is also a popular bar name). However, there is a trend toward bringing books and bars tog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/library-bars/

Nothing is Forgotten

Ryan Andrew drew a wordless story about grief and fear ...and overcoming those fears. Each part is linked to the next part of the story. http://ryan-a.tumblr.com/post/1325972211/nif01 -via Metafilterfear, webcomic, g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/nothing-is-forgotten/

CES Line

(YouTube link) This is why no one goes to the Consumer Electronics Show anymore -because it's so crowded! This is the line to get into CES:Unveiled, the first event of the trade show going on now in Las Vegas. -via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/ces-line/

Mal and Chad's Fill in the Bubble Frenzy 15

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

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/mal-and-chads-fill-in-the-bubble-frenzy-15-2/

The Strand Craft 166

This sleek 166-foot superyacht comes with its own supercar and was designed by Gray Design Studio to appeal to auto lovers. It has a hidden jacuzzi bar for entertaining up to eight guests. The red leather and chrome...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/05/the-strand-craft-166/

11 Amazing Animals That Saved Lives

Whether lazy and mellow or hyperactive and playful, pets enrich our lives by providing us with unconditional love. Some animals offer their owners even more than friendship though. Here are ten incredible animals that ma...

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