Archive for February 3rd, 2011

Mood Mustaches

Mood Mustaches - $5.95 Do you wish people understood you better?  Mood Mustaches from the NeatoShop were made for you. Wearing any one of these colorful lip rugs will speak volumes about your personality. Be sure...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/mood-mustaches/

It Looks Very Comfortable: StreetFlyer

The StreetFlyer vehicle, developed by Dr. Carsten Mehring, is supposed to represent a land version of hang gliding. The rider is suspended in a harness from the top. She steers with her hands and pedals the rear wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/it-looks-very-comfortable-streetflyer/

Redesigned Girl Scout Cookies

Cartoonist Caldwell Tanner thinks that the Girl Scouts really need to rethink their cookie designs. Here's one of several proposals that he's making: wrap the best cookies in the most unappetizing packaging possible...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/redesigned-girl-scout-cookies/

10 Foods You Can Cook in a Coffee Maker

Sure, you can cook a squirrel in a popcorn popper, but those really aren't that common since the advent of microwave popcorn. Max Eddy of Geekosystem has a more practical guide for you: how to cook food in a co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/10-foods-you-can-cook-in-a-coffee-maker/

Louie The Pig That Thinks He's a Dog

Louie is a nine month old pot-bellied crossbreed who can negotiate the toughest dog agility courses. Trained by his owner, Sue Williams, he trots, leaps and weaves around obstacles - as long as he gets a tasty ginger...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/louie-the-pig-that-thinks-hes-a-dog/

Clean Up the Ocean by Breeding Vast Herds of Sea Cucumbers, Then Eating Them

Scientists in Britain -- wait, I mean the United Kingdom -- propose to breed sea cucumbers in large numbers. These animals will eat the waste off the ocean floor and can then be sold as a food product: It breathes th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/clean-up-the-ocean-by-breeding-vast-herds-of-sea-cucumbers-then-eating-them/

"BUILD!" -- A Stop-Motion LEGO Animated Heavy Metal Viking Tale

(Video Link) BUILD!, by LEGO animators David Pagano and Matt Witham, tells the tale of an ordinary Norse woodsmen. When his axe was struck by divine lightning, it began having a transformational effect on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/build-a-stop-motion-lego-animated-heavy-metal-viking-tale/

Martini Designed to Taste Like a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Nothing hits the spot quite like a grilled cheese sandwich with a bowl of tomato soup. But it's been hard to get sloshed on this combination...until now. Clive's, a bar in Victoria, British Columbia, offers a cocktail...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/martini-designed-to-taste-like-a-grilled-cheese-sandwich/

Mimic Octopus is a Master of Disguise

(Video Link) The mimic octopus, discovered ten years ago off the coast of Indonesia, has been observed duplicating the appearance of at least fifteen other species. It can swim like a banded sole, a type of poisono...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/mimic-octopus-is-a-master-of-disguise/

How to Make Viking Shoes

Therese of Earth and Living figured out how to construct shoes like those worn by Medieval Scandinavians. It's not as simple as you might think, but it's a quite feasible craft project for the non-professio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/how-to-make-viking-shoes/

Conjoined Ernie Twins

Etsy seller Rachel Peters makes Franken Toys -- freakish dolls and stuffed animals attached to each other, probably against their will: Elmo's head on a toucan's body, Ronald McDonald and a Teletubby, and more. It's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/conjoined-ernie-twins/

A Statistician Solves a Scratch Lottery Code

A Canadian geological statistician came to the realization that the numbers on some scratch lottery cards could not be random.  “It wasn’t that hard,” Srivastava says. “I do the same kind of math all day long....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/a-statistician-solves-a-scratch-lottery-code/

The Omnificent English Dictionary (in Limerick Form)

Tired of your old dictionary?  Do you find the OED to be just a little bit staid and conventional?  If that's the case, then you might want to consider looking up your word in the OEDILF - the Omnificent English Dictio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/the-omnificent-english-dictionary-in-limerick-form/

Love Ice Tray

Love Ice Tray - $7.95 Tell someone how hot they make you this Valentine's Day by giving them the Love Ice Tray from the  NeatoShop.  Winter, snow and ice be damned, because you are just burning up with desire! Be...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/love-ice-tray/

Oregon Trail Street Sign

Excuse me, did the Oregon Trail really go through Los Angeles? Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Pants created this thought-provoking street poster. Link -Thanks, Jeff!poster, Oregon Trail, street crossing...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/oregon-trail-street-sign/

Birthday Cakes For Dogs

Lovina, a bakery in Tokyo, will make a birthday cake for your dog. Not just a dog cake, but a cake that looks like your dog! See more pictures of birthday dogs and their custom-made cakes at Japan P...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/birthday-cakes-for-dogs/

Born to Walk

(YouTube link) This creative video from Do the Green Thing maps the way we walk through our lives. The point is to walk more and drive less for the good of the environment, but the video is entertaining even without...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/born-to-walk/

Hugs Follow a 3-Second Rule

Think about it: when someone hugs you, it lasts about three seconds. If they hold on longer, you know something else is going on, like a child not wanting to go to sleep at bedtime, or a lover craving closeness. A study...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/hugs-follow-a-3-second-rule/

The Law and Order Database: Seasons 1-10

I've found myself watching a lot of Law & Order reruns lately, mostly because you can find it most hours of the day on various TV channels. Now we have statistics that track the outcomes of the cases in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/the-law-and-order-database-seasons-1-10/

Snooky vs. the Metronome

(YouTube link) Snooky seems to be a bit touchy. But the story has a happy ending. -via BuzzfeedCat, Video, metronome...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/snooky-vs-the-metronome/

A Flood of Duck Feathers

While some cities are buried under snow, a road in Cambridgeshire only looked that way as it was covered in duck feathers. A truck carrying the feathers caught fire and spilled its load on the A14. A ruptured diesel...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/a-flood-of-duck-feathers/

Interlux Chair by Manfred Kielnhofer

German designer Manfred Kielnhofer designed this chair of plexiglass and light tubes. What an eye catcher! Light art object or cosy chair? Get two features in one. Once put in the lobby, in the hall or in your shop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/interlux-chair-by-manfred-kielnhofer/

Introducing Googy!

(vimeo link) Googy is the title character starring in a new Channel 101 webseries. There's no lessons, no dark twists, just silly, happy fun! Read more about it at Urlesque. Link -Thanks, Anastasia!web seri...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/introducing-googy/

What Is It? game 163

It is once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Do you know what it is? Place your guess in the comment section below. One gu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/what-is-it-game-163/

The Roma's Long Road to Equality

From Self-Segregation to Institutionalized Racism, Why Bulgaria's "Gypsies" Have Struggled to Integrate (Image credit: Flickr user Dominic Rivard) To the ill-informed, the word "gypsy" evokes images of tarot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/03/the-romas-long-road-to-equality/
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