Archive for February 9th, 2011

Enterprise Fingerless Mittens

Fingerless mittens - fashionable, practical and warm. You can totally tweet from your iPhone without catching frostbite! What could possibly make them cooler? Oh I know, how about a big old Starship Enterprise? Done! Liv...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/enterprise-fingerless-mittens/

Awesome Minimalist Star Wars Posters

Yep. it's another batch of fan-made Star Wars posters. You probably think these get reported on a lot, but the truth is there are like a billion of these created daily, the percentage of them that actually get covera...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/awesome-minimalist-star-wars-posters/

Young Steve Jobs Not Quite Ready for His Close-Up

(YouTube link) Once upon a time, before his fairy godmother gave him the magical Turtleneck of Confidence, Steve Jobs was a young man with interesting facial hair and an aversion to the TV cameras.  We're talking the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/young-steve-jobs-not-quite-ready-for-his-close-up/

(214)748-3647 Is the Most Common Phone Number in the World

This story reeks of "urban legend", so make of it what you will. But an anonymous poster at a Computer World forum writes: Working on something this morning, I needed to know what the largest number is that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/214748-3647-is-the-most-common-phone-number-in-the-world/

Foursquare Film Noir Presents a Hard Boiled Social Networking Detective Story

(Video Link) It seemed like an open-and-shut case of accidental death. The only possible suspect had an albi established thanks to a Foursquare check-in. Or did she? This funny short film by Justin Johnson and Er...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/foursquare-film-noir-presents-hard-boiled-social-networking-detective-story/

Hummingbird vs. Viper

Photographer Bence Máté snapped this amazing shot in Costa Rica. He writes: I was photographing hummingbirds when I heard the sharp, alarming noise of the birds reacting to the presence of a predator. Sixty fee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/hummingbird-vs-viper/

World of Warcraft Customer Service Helps with Math Homework

Is this image real or fake? I have no idea. Is it correct? I have even less of a clue on that. But Alex has a double Ph.D, so maybe he can tell us. The point is: World of Warcraft online customer servic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/world-of-warcraft-customer-service-helps-with-math-homework/

Prize-Winning Photographer is Completely Blind

(Video Link) Peter Eckert lost his sight as an adult, but that didn't stop him from becoming an accomplished, professional photographer. He won the grand prize at Artists Wanted: Exposure 2008, an international exh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/prize-winning-photographer-is-completely-blind/

Gym Scales Member Fees on Keeping Fitness Committments

Gym-Pact is a company founded by Yifan Zhang and Geoff Oberhofer that arranges for group membership rates at fitness clubs in Boston. Customers pay higher rates the more often that they skip workouts, thus encouraging t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/gym-scales-member-fees-on-keeping-fitness-committments/

The Class of 2011

What if social media were a high school? That's the question Ethan Bloch tries to answer by slotting in the "types" of networks into his "yearbook".  Where would you fit into this system? http://www.flowtown.com/blo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/the-class-of-2011/

Forgotten Nintendo Games

(Video link) The alarming thing is, as someone who logged some serious hours on Michael Jackson's Moonwalker I don't find the prospect of a Dirty Dancing game terribly unrealistic. These less-than-fondly remembered Ni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/forgotten-nintendo-games/

Man Facing Foreclosure Wins Lotto

How do you save your house from foreclosure? Play the lotto of course. Well, at least that was the technique that worked for one South Carolina man.  The winning ticket brought him a top prize of $400,000. Officials wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/man-facing-foreclosure-wins-lotto/

Cat Eats With Hands

(YouTube link) Gangsta kitteh eats fish with hands. Throw in a narwhal, and this pretty much wins at the Internet. Seriously, I've watched this like nine times back-to-back as my own cat stares up at me accusingly. v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/cat-eats-with-hands/

Lion Gets Root Canal

Getting proper dental care is important for everyone, including lions.  Mumbasa, a lion at a Kansas zoo, recently learned this the hard way.  The lion chipped his tooth on his enclosure and had to endure a root canal....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/lion-gets-root-canal/

Flash Mob Breaks Into Dance At University Basketball Game

You Tube Link Nothing screams  school spirit like a flash mob breaking  into a dance.  Check out the video of a recent University of Kansas basketball game. The flash mob at Allen Fieldhouse was organized by KU At...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/flash-mob-breaks-into-dance-at-university-basketball-game/

Instant Underpants

Instant Underpants - $3.45 Are you a rebel who enjoys wearing soiled underpants, but are worried that your Mother will find out.  Instant Underpants from the NeatoShop is the product for you.  This handy tin of compre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/instant-underpants/

The Ateneo Grand Splendid

Even for Buenos Aires, the Ateneo Grand Splendid is a big name for a business. From the looks of it, this bookstore is both grand AND splendid! Yes, it was built as a theater, in 1919. The conversion to a bookstore in 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/the-ateneo-grand-splendid/

Siberian Stray Dog Saves Drowning Boy

Four-year-old Andrei Pavlov was feeding ducks near his home in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, when he fell through the ice into the freezing water of a pond. A stray dog named Naida immediately began barking frantically. “She...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/siberian-stray-dog-saves-drowning-boy/

Superman Classic

(YouTube link) A short fan film by veteran Disney animator Robert Pratt. After the credits, he explains how this cartoon came about. http://web.mac.com/robbpratt/robbpratt.com/Superman_Classic.html -via Metafilterre...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/superman-classic/

Bioluminescence in the Gippsland Lakes

The Gippsland Lakes are a chain of lakes in eastern Victoria, Australia. A combination of fire and floods changed the conditions of the water and led to the proliferation of Synechococcus, a photosynthetic c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/bioluminescence-in-the-gippsland-lakes/

Mayor Lucy Lou

Lucy Lou became the mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky by beating 15 other candidates in the 2008 election. Those candidates included one jackass, one cat, an opossum, and one human. The rest were dogs, including Lucy. S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/mayor-lucy-lou/

Panda Wants In!

(YouTube link) The little red pandas could use a cat flap! The smart one knows that the secret is the doorknob, but its ...just ...so ...far ...away! -via The Daily What Update: Now with music!Cu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/panda-wants-in/

Top 10 Famous People Who Didn’t Actually Exist

History is full of hoaxes, and that includes people who aren't really people. These "people" are handy, because they can be used as sources, they can be quoted, and they can be blamed. Because they don't exist, they won'...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/top-10-famous-people-who-didnt-actually-exist/

30,000 Pigs Lost?

The Queensland, Australia newspaper The Morning Bulletin covered stories from the recent floods. One livestock farmer was particularly devastated. MORE than 30,000 pigs have been floating down the Dawson River...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/30000-pigs-lost/

The Surprisingly Scandalous History of Early Seattle

While many towns were built on corruption, greed and scandal, few are as embracing of these embarrassing roots as the residents of Seattle. Of course, it wasn’t always this way, around fifty years ago, most of the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/09/the-surprisingly-scandalous-history-of-early-seattle/






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