Archive for February 10th, 2011

Bill Gates Wall Street Journal Ad

Thought that vintage Steve Jobs TV appearance was a charming reminder of simpler times? Check out his opposite number Bill Gates, posing with a floppy disk in this Wall Street Journal ad. An endearing, and remarka...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/bill-gates-wall-street-journal-ad/

Hand Map Gives Eyesight to the Blind

What do you do when you're trying to navigate your way through a dark space? When our eyes fail us, we turn to our hands, to get a feel for our environment and to "see' with our minds. I know, like Daredevil, it's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/hand-map-gives-eyesight-to-the-blind/

Pelican Snack

This pelican in Namibia caught a snack in mid-air! Of course, you are wondering how a fish can jump that high. It had a boost from the guy who threw it. The result is the National Geographic Photo of the Day. http://...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/pelican-snack/

Super Mario Violinist

(YouTube link) It's only a matter of time before Juilliard starts up a Super Mario studies program. In the meantime, this prodigy is getting the ball rolling with his spectacular rendition of the Super Mario Bros. t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/super-mario-violinist/

Star Trek/Doctor Who Fan Art Has Me Deeply Confused

deviantART user Sumerset envisions grand alliances in the Star Trek and Doctor Who universes. Leaving aside the depiction of late 24th Century Romulans and Klingons fighting alongside each other......

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/star-trekdoctor-who-art-has-me-deeply-confused/

Fuzzy Fuzzy Cute Cute

You Tube Link This video should only be watched by those who love fuzzy and cute things.   All others will find this video to be horribly annoying.  Some might even find it disturbing and feel the need to run away...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/fuzzy-fuzzy-cute-cute/

Woman Plans To Wear The Same Dress For Six Months

There are some women who don't like being seen in the same dress twice. Then there is Amy Seiffert who has pledged to wear the same gray dress every day for six months.  Yes, she washes the dress. She even changes it up...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/woman-plans-to-wear-the-same-dress-for-six-months/

Doctor Who Dog vs. Dalek

(YouTube link) What's that you say? You want a Doctor who's young, playful, charming, yet fierce and unyielding in battle? I do believe we've found our twelfth Doctor - and he's a boxer. Admittedly, he's a bit cowed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/doctor-who-dog-vs-dalek/

Shakespearean Insult Gum

Shakespearean Insult Gum - $2.45 Do you have trouble coming up with witty insults?  The NeatoShop is here to help.  With Shakespearean Insult gum you will never have to think of a good insult again. Just calmly pop...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/shakespearean-insult-gum/

Man Reprimanded By City Officals For Cleaning Up Trash

Hydn Rousseau was so tired of all the trash and crime in his Florida neighborhood that he finally took matters into his own hands.  He organized a cleanup effort. "I saw debris and trash everywhere and I said I have to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/man-reprimanded-by-city-officals-for-cleaning-up-trash/

Huckleberry Finn to Be Republished With "Robot" Replacing the N-Word

Mark Twain's classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been republished without the n-word, a term now deeply offensive to American sensibilities. But Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine think that thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/huckleberry-finn-to-be-republished-with-robot-replacing-the-n-word/

When Is Dinner?

(YouTube link) This kitten looks like he's impersonating Maneki Neko {wiki}! Why are Scottish folds in Japan so well behaved? -via The Daily What Cat, Cute...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/when-is-dinner/

Council Sends Refugees to Dog Club

The Hammersmith and Fulham Council in England is in the process of selling off a building to make room for the West London free school. Twenty community aid organizations are being evicted. One of them is the Afghan Coun...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/council-sends-refugees-to-dog-club/

Excited Chair

(YouTube link) The chair is excited to see its owner in this Brazilian ad for a furniture design center. As much as I laugh at my dog, I laughed at this even more. -via Laughing Squidfurniture, cahir ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/excited-chair/

Corpus Libris

Corpus Libris is a photoblog of people covering themselves with the covers of books so that their gestures match the people on the covers. It was started by the staff of Skylight Books in Los Angeles featur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/corpus-libris/

Floppy Disk Drives Playing Toccata and Fugue

(Video Link) We've seen floppy disk drives altered to serve as musical instruments, but not quite as sophisticated as this set up by YouTube user FunToTheHead. In this performance, he performs Bach's Toccata and Fu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/floppy-disk-drives-playing-toccata-and-fugue/

The Namibian Fog Basking Beetle

This beetle is named Onymacris unguicularis, or the ‘tok-tokkie’ beetle. Why does he look as if he's trying to stand on his head? He’s developed a rather nifty way of getting a drink. As a sea fog rolls in of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/the-namibian-fog-basking-beetle/

Pikachu Kitty

Relax, it's an altered image, not a painted kitten. But isn't it cute? Link -via redditCat, Photoshop, kitten, Pokemon, Pikachu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/pikachu-kitty/

The Incredible Shrinking Cubicle

While many folks are dealing with unemployment, those who still have jobs are putting up with more and more cutbacks. Little by little, our personal space at work is shrinking. According to the International Facility Ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/the-incredible-shrinking-cubicle/

Skull Stapler

Skull Stapler - $48.95 Are you a wallflower looking to blend in at work? Well, the Skull Stapler from the NeatoShop is not for you! This baby is big, bad, and bold!  Now please sulk quietly away from this very cool S...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/skull-stapler/

Model Rocket Launches When a Fish Bites the Hook

(Video Link) Mike Haeg built this contraption to use while ice fishing. When a fish pulls on the line, the movement of the reel triggers a model rocket to launch. Skip ahead in the video to 0:35 to see the action....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/model-rocket-launches-when-a-fish-bites-the-hook/

Locksmith Shop Covered with Keys

Greenwich Locksmiths, a little locksmith shop in New York City, recently added a facade that is composed of keys. Thousands of keys have been arranged and fixed to create intricate patterns on the front, the door, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/locksmith-shop-covered-with-keys/

Play-Doh Cologne

If you didn't catch this back in 2006, now would be a good time. Demeter Fragrance Library offers a body scent that will take you back to your childhood. You'll be the hit of the playground with Play-Doh Cologne....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/play-doh-cologne/

What Is It? game 164

It's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Great guesses win prizes! Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, pl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/what-is-it-game-164/

The Fruit of the Matter

(Image credit: Flickr user Martin LaBar) SUPREME WISDOM Technically, green peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes are all fruits. But don't try telling that tot he U.S. Supreme Court. Per the 189...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/10/the-fruit-of-the-matter/






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