Archive for January 30th, 2011

Wicket Talking Plush

Yub Nub! We've just gotten a shipment of Wicket Talking Plush over at the NeatoShop. Now, I'm sure you all know that Wicket Wystri Warrick is a fierce Ewok warrior from the forest moon of Endor, but he can also be cuddly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/wicket-talking-plush/

Hotel for Chicken

It's a hotel. For Chicken. Yeah? What's so strange about it? I hear the room service is eggscellent! It's a hotel – but with a major difference. Instead of booking in guests in human form, Cornwall's newest ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/hotel-for-chicken/

Japanese Woman Explains Titanic. Nailed It!

YouTube user Japanarchist asked his friend Mika to explain the movie Titanic in a minute and a half. I must say that she pretty much NAILED it. Japan Probe has the video clip: Link [embedded YouTube clip]japan, titanic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/japanese-woman-explains-titanic-nailed-it/

Jodhpur: the Blue City of India

Photo: Johntrathome [Flickr]You're looking at the Blue City of Jodhpur, India. Why are there so many blue houses? Kuriositas explains:It is thought that Brahmins – members of the priestly class – first to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/jodhpur-the-blue-city-of-india/

Charatter Bear Reads Your Tweets Aloud

We all know that Twitter is looking for ways to (finally) make money, but for some inexplicable reason, they're missing on the obvious goldmine of having tweets read aloud by this cute gizmo:Japanese toy manufacturer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/charatter-bear-reads-your-tweets-aloud/

iPad Car Mount

If you ever need to play Angry Bird while stuck in traffic (seriously, don't do this), then this little gadget is for you: a carbon fiber iPad mount for your car that puts your beloved iPad within arms reach from the dri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/ipad-car-mount/

Nature vs. Nurture Depends on Wealth

The debate over which is more important, nature or nurture, has been raging for decades - but a new study has hinted on the answer: it depends.It depends, that is, on the wealth of the parents:In children from poorer...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/nature-vs-nurture-depends-on-wealth/

Stormtroopers: Funeral for a Friend

War is Hell, be it Sectarian, Civil or Star. And even foot soldiers for the evil Galactic Empire mourn a fallen brother. Even if they're all made out of LEGO. Link via The Brothers Brick | Photo: Shobrick St...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/stormtroopers-funeral-for-a-friend/

Classic Video Game Characters in the Real World

It's like Tron in reverse - characters from beloved games of yore are stepping off the grid and invading our reality. My lifelong dream of having a drink with Q*Bert may finally come true! 8-bitscapes, a collabor...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/classic-video-game-characters-in-the-real-world/

Man Breaks Record for Most Pencils in Mouth

(Video link) This is the craziest mouth action you're likely to see outside of a Rolling Stones album cover. Dinesh "Maximouth" Upadhyaya opens wide, says "ah," and crams 92 huge pencil into his mouth. There's a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/man-breaks-record-for-most-pencils-in-mouth/

Library Vending Machine

The Polk County Library system in Florida has introduced library vending machines. The machines are placed in areas where there is no local library. People can go to the machine, swipe their library card and check out ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/library-vending-machine/

NY Mob Bust: The Infographic

It was the biggest mob bust in New York history, but reporters covering the incident seemed to be more interested in the colorful wacky nicknames on the rap sheets. Many believed that these old-school Mafia empir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/ny-mob-bust-the-infographic/

Gene Roddenberry's Original Pitch for Star Trek

Lee Thomson has a copy of Gene Roddenberry's March 1964 pitch for Star Trek. There were many changes made before the first and second pilot episodes were filmed. The ship's doctor, for example, went by a d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/gene-roddenberrys-original-pitch-for-star-trek/

Dating Website for Sea Captains

(Video Link) Are you a sea captain in need of close companionship? Are you a landlubber who craves the crustiness of a grizzled old sailor? Well, there's a website now devoted to your needs. The search form is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/dating-website-for-sea-captains/

Amazon: Shopping Bizarre

One reason Amazon.com has been such a succes has been its massive inventory;  they stock just about everything you could ever need. As it happens, they also stock quite a few items that, well let's just say that I'm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/amazon-shopping-bizarre/

Black Heart Plush

Black Heart Plush - $24.95 Do you know someone who is having a wee bit of trouble with love this Valentine's Day? Cheer them up with the Black Heart Plush from the NeatoShop. Nothing says embrace the pain like a faux...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/black-heart-plush/

Sterile Giant Tortoise Lawnmowers

In a story that sounds like it came straight from a Flintstones episode, Pinta Island conservations are using giant tortoises to regulate out of control native vegetation. The island was home to Lonesome George once thou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/sterile-giant-tortoise-lawnmowers/

City Calls In Chicken Chasers

The city of Lakeland, Florida is clucking mad over its feral chicken problem. Squeal Deal Animal Control has been called in to rescue the residents from the more than 600 free roaming chickens. The problem is chicken cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/city-calls-in-chicken-chasers/

Super Bowl Stripper Shortage

Super Bowl Sunday is nearly here and apparently Texas is need of a few good strippers. A few, as in additional 10,000 woman. Yep, that's a whole lot of strippers. Before you pack up your pole and head out to the Cowboy S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/super-bowl-stripper-shortage/

Elspeth Beard, Motorcycle Mama

A quarter of a century ago Elspeth Beard rode around the world on a used 1974 R 60/6 flat-twin that had 30,000 miles on it before the trip began. The twenty-four year old Elspeth began her journey in New York. She had se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/elspeth-beard-motorcycle-mama/

Neon Genesis Evangelion-Themed Hotel Room

At the Highland Resort Hotel and Spa near Mount Fuji in Japan, you can rent a room decorated to reflect the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Before you balk at the $450 per night price, keep in mind th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/neon-genesis-evangelion-themed-hotel-room/

Dog Takes Bullets to Save Master

Osmar Persisco of Garibaldi, Brazil, took his dog out for exercise in a field and was approached by two robbers who demanded his car keys. When Persisco declined, they shot him, grazing the man's head. That's when Max th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/dog-takes-bullets-to-save-master/

Zuckerberg-Eisenberg-Samberg: SNL Goes Meta

We don't often post about "what happened on TV last night," but this is pretty neat. The host on Saturday Night Live was the actor who played Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the movie The Social Network*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/zuckerberg-eisenberg-samberg-snl-goes-meta/

Scale

(vimeo link) Brad Goodspeed watched the recent lunar eclipse and wondered how an exact copy of the earth would look if it were as close to us as the moon. Then he thought about the other planets. In this animation,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/30/scale/






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