Archive for February 1st, 2011

Nerdy Girls Need Love Too

(YouTube link) Amy Lee Radigan wants to make a nerdy love connection. The enchanting songstress has earned her indie cred with songs about, among  other things, a desire to be rescued by Mario, and now she's looking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/nerdy-girls-need-love-too/

The Best in Sexual Harassment Stock Photography

Do you need a stock photo to illustrate some point in a presentation? Specifically, that you shouldn't grope your co-workers? Stock photo companies try to meet all sorts of needs, including this one. Abe Sauer of ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/the-best-in-sexual-harassment-stock-photography/

The 12 Worst Valentine's Day Gifts Ever

"Refreshing" head wipes for bald guys? This strange product is real, although it's not something guys would admit using ...so of course it would make a horrible gift. Don't worry ladies, there are plenty of ways for you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/the-12-worst-valentines-day-gifts-ever/

One Man Band Covers Ren and Stimpy Theme Song

(YouTube link) Ren and Stimpy: we love it, we miss it, we can't believe that something so wonderfully subversive was once on Nickelodeon, like all the time. Yet like so many great shows no longer with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/one-man-band-covers-ren-and-stimpy-theme-song/

No Technology Ever Dies

Kevin Kelly, an editor for Wired and Cool Tools, points out something that is both simple and profound. No piece of technology, once it becomes widely used, ever goes extinct. It doesn't matter if tha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/no-technology-ever-dies/

RC Helicopter Hunts, Destroys Balloons with Missiles

(Video Link) David Windestål's RC helicopter, equipped with little missiles, hunts balloons across the frozen Swedish landscape. That's cool enough as it is. What makes this video superneat is the way that the sc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/rc-helicopter-hunts-destroys-balloons-with-missiles/

Film School Thesis Generator

The Earnest movies were, like, deep. Really deep. There's a lot in there, and Wonder Tonic's automatic film school thesis generator will give you a lot of ideas that will further your pursuit of master of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/film-school-thesis-generator/

Asking People if They Have Seen Themselves

(Video Link) Comedian Jack Vale drove around pretending to be looking for people. He provided the physical description of whatever person he asked. No one recognizes his own appearance, or at least doesn't want to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/asking-people-if-they-have-seen-themselves/

Sad Koala Reminisces

(YouTube link) A sad koala eats an apple and looks back on days gone by. The glory days. Where did it all go wrong? Couldn't say, but the photoshopping and the almost-but-not-quite Incredible Hulk hitchhiking theme mu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/sad-koala-reminisces/

Trained Dog Can Detect Colon Cancer by Sniffing Poop

A dog owned by Japanese medical researchers has a remarkable gift for detecting colon cancer victims by sniffing their excrement. The black Labrador Retriever has a 95% accuracy rate: In the study, the retriever perf...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/trained-dog-can-detect-colon-cancer-by-sniffing-poop/

Next on TLC: 12 Wives, 12 Problems

(Video Link) Once upon a time, TLC was an educational channel. Now it shows increasingly eccentric reality and remodeling programs. If you haven't watched it in a while, yes, this is a parody. But only by a littl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/next-on-tlc-12-wives-12-problems/

Steve Jobs: The Sum of His Parts

While Apple mastermind Steve Jobs is on a medical leave of absence, designer Charis Tsevis has created a tribute to the man behind iEverything. Check out this stunning portrait of Jobs, composed of a collage of his many...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/steve-jobs-the-sum-of-his-parts/

An Intimate Look at Infographics

Dave Fields explains how the rash of internet infographics from the past couple of years differs from ...well, from what they should be. A well done infographic has the power to capture one’s acute attention span...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/an-intimate-look-at-infographics/

World's Oldest Person Dies

Eunice Sanborn, who outlived three husbands, was 114 years old when she passed away Monday at her home in Texas, according to caretaker David French. Or was she 115? Census records show Sanborn was born on July 20, 1896...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/worlds-oldest-person-dies/

You Can't Hurry Love

(YouTube link) The BBC has a TV program called Fast and Loose. It's a game show with a segment called Interpretive Dance, featuring David Armand, whom you might remember as the guy behind the hilarious inte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/you-cant-hurry-love/

Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf Eco Bag

Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf Eco Bag - $15.95This one is cute and clever: The Little Red Riding Hood eco-friendly shopping bag from the NeatoShop comes with a wolf plush carrying pouch. Unzip the wolf to reve...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/little-red-riding-hood-and-wolf-eco-bag/

The Cliques of Social Networking

How true are these stereotypes? I have accounts at a half-dozen of these networks, but since I don't spend much time at any of them, it's hard to keep up with trends. Found, of course, at a Tumblr blog. http://-inthe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/the-cliques-of-social-networking/

Barbra Streisand Has Basement Shopping Mall for Storage

If you're lucky, you've probably got a nice walk in closet to store your stuff. Well, Barbra Streisand got one better:"Instead of just storing my things in the basement, I can make a street of shops and display...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/barbra-streisand-has-basement-shopping-mall-for-storage/

World Record for Hands-Free Typing

How fast can you type? Well, Hank Torres, who lost the use of his hands after a hang-gliding accident, just set the Guinness World Record for hands-free typing:Hank typed the following phrase — "The razor-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/world-record-for-hands-free-typing/

Carl Sagan in a Space Battle

Michael of Ninjerktsu drew this comic about his hero Carl Sagan and his Spaceship of the Imagination in a space battle against the evil triumvirate of astrology, homeopathy, and perpetual motion.Take a look: LinkPrevious...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/carl-sagan-in-a-space-battle/

Bikes of San Francisco

Photo: agirlnamedtor [Flickr] Flickr user Tor Weeks created this clever poster illustrating the various types of bicycles you'd find in San Francisco. The Tenderloin (a sketchy part of the city, for those of you who don'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/bikes-of-san-francisco/

Skull Flower

Some people see the Virgin Mary, some people see maps, others see skulls in everything. (Via AnOther Mag. Photo provenance unknown - if you know the originator, please let me know so we can credit).skull, flower, pareido...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/skull-flower/

Ham Solo in Candybaronite

Gasp - be still my fluttering heart (or rumbling stomach). Blogger booturtle combined four of the most potent forces in the galaxy: chocolate, peanut butter, bacon, and Han Solo into this amazing creation: Ham Solo in Ca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/ham-solo-in-candybaronite/

Mothers Over 40 Have Most Facebook Friends

And the Facebook Users With Most Friends Award goes to ... your mom. No, really, moms age 40 and older have more Facebook friends than most:The research, based on an analysis of 2,000 Facebook users found that mother...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/mothers-over-40-have-most-facebook-friends/

Pachyderm Picked Packers

It looks like zoo animals everywhere are going wild for Super Bowl this year.  Jenny the elephant, a Dallas Zoo resident, has just given her super bowl prediction.  Jenny agrees with Baby Bob the orangutan that the Pac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/pachyderm-picked-packers/

Poor Huemul :(

(YouTube link)Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half made this video in support of her friends at the Huemul Conservation Project who are raising funds to study and protect the Humemul with the Wenger Patagonian...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/poor-huemul/

Alchemy’s Shower of Gold

The following article is from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Chemistry’s colorful past by Neil Gussman Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/01/alchemys-shower-of-gold/
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