Archive for January 18th, 2011

Let's Get Jiggy with Civil War Dudes!

The blog named Let's Get Jiggy with Civil War Dudes! features individual soldiers of the Civil War, highlighting their magnificent names, their accomplishments, and their manly facial hair. Pictured is Cadmus Marcellus W...

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What a Flying Arrow Sees in Its Rear View

(Video Link) Last month, Miss Cellania showed us the view of a camera attached to the tip of a sword. YouTube user rcman0125 offers something similar: the view of a rear-facing camera on the end of an arrow in flig...

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Germbo Hand Sanitizer

Germbo Hand Sanitizer - $4.95 Are you looking for a hand sanitizer that is as macho as you are? The Germbo Hand Sanitizer from the NeatoShop was made for you.  It's payback time, germs! Check out the NeatoShop for mor...

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Video Game Characters in the Real World

It's simple but, cute. Aled Lewis placed classic video game characters in appropriate landscapes. Here's Street Fighter's Edmond Honda applying the Hundred Hand Slap. Link via Technabobstreet fighter, A...

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Finally! Canned Whisky

People look at you funny if you raise a whole bottle of whisky to your lips. That's why this canned whisky is a more discreet and thus superior option: A Panama-based company believes outdoor drinkers would prefer to...

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Padded Cell Made of Cotton Candy

If they ever catch you and lock you up, you'd better hoped that you're thrown into this padded cell made by New York-based artist Jennifer Rubell. It's made of cotton candy. The cell measures 8 by 16 feet and used...

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Oven-Like Bus Shelter Ad Includes Working Heater

The advertising agency Colle+McVoy created bus shelters in Minneapolis that advertise Caribou Coffee's hot foods. They look ovens, and include heaters to contribute to the impression. Link via OhGizmo! | Photo: A...

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Book Origami

El Paso-based artist Isaac Salazar folds and cuts the pages of books to create word and images. Here's the story of how he started in the craft, as told by his wife Veronica: In 2000, we went house hunting and sa...

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Lunchtime Clock Slows Down Time When You're Off Work

Does it seem like your lunchbreak goes too quickly? It's time to reverse the effect with the Lunchtime Clock by Instructables user randofo. This clock slows down during the lunch hour so that you can relax a little...

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The First Snowflake Photograph

We've seen some amazing photographs of snowflakes taken by microscope cameras. Did you know the first photograph of a single snowflake dates back to 1885? Wilson A. Bentley adapted a microscope to a bellows camera and wo...

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Barbie the Sociopath

Mariel Clayton photographs dioramas of Barbie dolls in grisly scenes that juxtapose the glamor of Barbie with the savagery of her hidden violence. It's like all this time she's always been a female version of Dexter...

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Bacon and Eggs Scarf

Etsy seller Ann Parri made this scarf out of tasty bacon and eggs. Or yarn. One of the those two options. The bacon parts are curled to make them more realistic. Link via The Agitatorscarf, etsy, bacon, eggs...

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Luxury Gas Can

Photo: GirlXYour Bugatti Veyron ran out of gas and your Vertu cell phone doesn't have a single bar of reception so you can't call Bubba down at the tow company to help out. So what's a rich driver to do?Well, obviously y...

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NY Times Columnist: Tiger Mother Coddles Her Kids

Remember our post on Amy Chua, the so-called Tiger Mother who asserted that her extreme "Chinese"-style of parenting produces superior children? Chua didn’t let her own girls go out on play dates or s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/18/ny-times-columnist-tiger-mother-coddles-her-kids/

3-D Porcelain Wallpaper by Beth Katleman

Beth Katleman, whose art has been described by The New York Times as "doll-sized rococo theaters of murder and domestic mayhem," has a new art installation called Folly.Inspired by the florid designs o...

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Time Travel Through Quantum Entanglement

If you think you've got a firm grasp on reality, obviously you're not a quantum physicist. Recently, a new study by physicists in Australia revealed that quantum entanglement - a puzzling quantum physics phenomenon that...

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Chemical Crayon

Photo: Queinteresante - via CraftzineEtsy seller Queinteresante combines chemistry and art by creating clear labels of the names of chemicals that make the colors of crayons. Perfect for writing poetry: Roses are Rub...

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Retro Robot Cake is Nom Nom Nomelicious!

Photo: Carla Ikeda [Flickr] - via Pinterest and swissmissHow could anyone cut into this awesome retro robot cake? I love the button/top-hat on this cake by Brazilian cake decorator Carla Ikeda.robot, Cake...

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Hipster Mustache

Hipster Mustache - $3.95 Have you always wanted to know what it is like to date a hipster? Congratulations your prayers have been answered! With the Hipster Mustache from the NeatoShop you can now turn your boring guy...

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The Cure for Pre-Test Anxiety: Just Write About It!

Got pre-test jitters? The solution to clearing a panicky student's mind before taking a test is actually quite easy: just have them write about it:Students who were prone to test anxiety improved their test scores by...

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Do Celebrity Endorsements and Ads Work?

There's a lot of ads featuring celebrity endorsers and undoubtedly these celebs are paid a lot of money (I'm looking at you, Lance Armstrong), so those ads must work, right? Wrong! According to Peter Daboll of Advertisin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/18/do-celebrity-endorsements-and-ads-work/

Heidi, the Cutest Cross-Eyed Opossum You'll Meet Today!

What's cuter than an opossum? How about a cross-eyed, fat one named Heidi who lives at the Leipzig zoo: Heidi's poor vision – thanks to her bulging eyes – has struck a chord with the public, but zookeeper...

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North Brother Island

How can an island in the East River in New York City be forgotten? Ah, because it's a protected nesting area, and therefore off-limits to the public. Still, this particular island has quite a history. Of all th...

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Americans Who Won the Nobel Prize in Literature

Your knowledge of American literature will be sorely tested in today's Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. Eleven Americans have won the Nobel Prize for literature. You get to match their names with a statement that desc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/18/americans-who-won-the-nobel-prize-in-literature/

Konis Hupen By Hoch Tirol

(YouTube link) Now I want a horn suit! Not that I could play it like Koni can... Link -via the PresurferAustria, music video, horns, horn suit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/18/konis-hupen-by-hoch-tirol/

Artificial Reefs

In May of 2009, the missile-tracking ship General Hoyt S. Vandenberg was hauled out in the Gulf of Mexico. Planted explosives blew holes in the ship's hull, and she sank to the bottom in just a couple of min...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/18/artificial-reefs/

Shark Sleeping Bag

The ChumBuddy is a combination sleeping bag, body pillow, and plush shark. It makes for an awesome photo opportunity as well -all your friends will want to try it out! Linkshark, plush, sleeping bag...

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Ten 80s Movies that Will Remind You of Your Geek Roots

Looking at this list, I realize that the seeds that spawned the cult of the geek were indeed planted in the movies of the '80s, as opposed to the rise of the internet in the '90s. For those of you who grew up at least i...

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Salon Du Chocolat Fashion Show

This sweet runway show where fashion design meets chocolate dessert is a chocoholic's dream! The 16th annual Salon du Chocolat in Paris highlighted accessories and clothing made from real chocolate that looked good e...

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Neatorama Facts: Space Mountain

So far, I’ve focused all of the Neatorama Disney Parks articles on Disneyland, mostly because it was the first of all the parks and most of the classic rides originated at the Anaheim park. But, when I decided to w...

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