Archive for January 10th, 2011

Attack of the Killer Hamster

This little feller, a European Hamster (yes, they also exist in Russia), turns out to be quite a feisty little rodent, as these two hapless Russians found out the hard way (they need the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/attack-of-the-killer-hamster/

Magnetic Poetry

Magnetic Poetry - $11.95 Do you long to create your own captivating poetry, but lack the energy to come up with your own witty words?  You need a Magnetic Poetry set from the NeatoShop.  These fantastic 200+ word magn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/magnetic-poetry/

Rollerblading Amish

What? The Amish are into rollerblading? It's news to me, but here's a 1996 New York Times article attesting to this cultural quirk: ''It's faster than a horse, and it's fun,'' said Mr. Herschberger, 20,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/rollerblading-amish/

Lice DNA Reveals Our Fashion History

A study of lice genes is helping scientists to pinpoint the era in history when humans began to wear clothing. Really. The key to the study by David Reed and colleagues, which appears in Molecular Biology And Evolution,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/lice-dna-reveals-our-fashion-history/

Cold As Ice

(YouTube link) Street art made possible by snow, with just a few seconds of eerie animation, inspired by a drain grate. The artist is Cem Ulucan. -via Laughing SquidArt, Ice, snow, animation, grate...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/cold-as-ice/

Phone Thief Responded to Call from Police

Brian Westerfield approached a man in a Nampa, Idaho Walmart store who had just bought a smartphone. He grabbed the phone and fled. He got away the first time but when the victim and police got together they came up wit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/phone-thief-responded-to-call-from-police/

Gingerbread "The Burrow" from Harry Potter

"The Burrow" is the name of the Weasley family home from Harry Potter. CraftSter user mezcraft made this impressive gingerbread house that looks quite like the one shown in the movies. She writes: I made the shi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/gingerbread-the-burrow-from-harry-potter/

French Fries Skull

This image of mysterious origin is going around the 'Tubes today. Which brilliant artist will step forward and claim responsibility? via Geekologieskulls, mcdonalds, french fries...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/french-fries-skull/

Soap Flakes

Nathalie Stämpfli designed this soap dispenser. It takes a solid bar and grates shavings into your hand. It's like a gourmet Parmesan cheese grater, but with soap! Stämpfli writes: Today, most of the soap we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/soap-flakes/

Star Wars Trench Run through Shoveled Snow

(Video Link) Aaron Dabelow and Mike Nelson noticed that a freshly-shoveled walkway looked like the trench on the surface of the Death Star depicted at the end of Episode IV of Star Wars. So Dabelow added a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/star-wars-trench-run-through-shoveled-snow/

Decomposing Human Head Cake

Would you like to eat a cake that looks like a severed human head? Moreover, one that slowly decomposes as the frozen icing melts to reveal a skull inside? Well, then, good news! Barbara Jo of Do It Myself!*/e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/decomposing-human-head-cake/

3 Minutes

(Video Link) Do you have three minutes? Watch 3 Minutes. It's Ross Ching's adaptation of the classic Richard Connell short story "The Most Dangerous Game." The film a good demonstration of the proverbial...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/3-minutes/

Stonehenge Model Made out of Rice Krispies

Suddenly, the challenge of moving enormous stone slabs using Neolithic technology doesn't look so daunting, as artist Brock Davis illustrates in this piece entitled "Rice Krispyhenge". Presumably the stones were hel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/stonehenge-model-made-out-of-rice-krispies/

Ghostbusters Wedding Cake

Charm City Cakes was commissioned to create a wedding cake for two Ghostbusters fans. Really avid fans. Obsessed on a level that we can understand (though with us it's Star Wars and/or Jaws). They wanted...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/ghostbusters-wedding-cake/

Vintage New York

Do you remember what stood at the site in New York City before the World Trade Center was built? It was the Hudson Terminal Building, a massive office building covering two city blocks. This century-old pict...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/vintage-new-york/

Magma Rain During Moon Formation

A collision eons ago between the earth and another celestial body throw vaporized rock into the atmosphere, some of which eventually became the moon. If this is true, you'd think that the earth and the moon would sha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/magma-rain-during-moon-formation/

The Granddaddy of Amazon Customer-reviewed Products

We've had fun with facetious Amazon customer reviews for a number of odd products, like the TSA Security Checkpoint toy, the Three Wolf Moon Shirt, and the Table That Attaches to Your Steering Wheel (which has the world'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/the-granddaddy-of-amazon-customer-reviewed-products/

Top 10 Photojournalists

TopTenz has a list of ten (of course) photojournalists whose names you might not know, but they brought us pictures you will always remember. Many of them risked their lives for those photographs -David Seymour, for exam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/top-10-photojournalists/

The Nintendo Sequel Quiz

If you played a good amount (some may say bad amount) of video games in the 1980s and '90s, you know classic Nintendo games. Of course, if something sells well, any company will capitalize on that by offerin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/the-nintendo-sequel-quiz/

Fordson Snow Devil

(YouTube link) This snow vehicle is an example of a screw-propelled vehicle. In the 1920s the Armstead Snow Motor was developed. When this was used to convert a Fordson tractor into a screw-propelled vehicle with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/fordson-snow-devil/

Sculpted Celebrity Dolls

Alesia Newman-Breen sculpts dolls as characters from movies, TV, and literature. Each doll is one-of-a-kind and captures the look of the subject in a way no mass-produced doll can.She also does custom dolls that look...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/sculpted-celebrity-dolls/

The 10 Most Essential Nerd Foods

Topless Robot uses the terms nerd and geek interchangeably in this list of foods that easily allow someone to stay at their work desk all day and night without having to cook or wash dishes. Now, this is not to suggest...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/the-10-most-essential-nerd-foods/

Why Johnny Can't Name His Colors

Stanford University has an ongoing study of how children learn language. Part of that study is how they learn color names. They found it to be difficult for a lot of children -in fact, their parents worried that they mig...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/why-johnny-cant-name-his-colors/

Unobtaniums

The following is an article from Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. Ready to brush up on your science? Don't worry -it's fake science. Here are the names and properties of various chemicals, elements, and ot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/10/unobtaniums/






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