Archive for February 11th, 2011

Real Life Mario Kart Returns

(YouTube link) So do you remember that crazy French guy who violated all manner of laws and threw caution to the wind to play real-life Mario Kart back in '08? Well, it totally happened. And just like the game, IRL...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/real-life-mario-kart-returns/

Sexy Clone

(Video link) Anyone who knows their Star Trek knows how to handle a "which one is the evil clone?" scenario. Push comes to shove - "kill us both, Spock." Unless the clone in question are super-hot and way into you, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/sexy-clone/

Things You Do That Really Piss Me Off - Sticky Notes

Things You Do That Really Piss Me Off (Sticky Notes) - $2.95 Things You Do That Really Piss Me Off - Sticky Notes from the NeatoShop, because we know how important good communication is to you.  Go ahead and really exp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/things-you-do-that-really-piss-me-off-sticky-notes/

The Big LEGOwski

(YouTube link) It's the Jesus dance. With Legos. Actually it's five straight minutes of Lebowski awesomeness masterfully reconstructed with bricks and little mini-men. Great brickwork, excellent animation and a super-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/the-big-legobowski/

World's Longest Ski Jump Can Send a Person Flying for 800 Feet

(Video Link) Vikersundbakken -- the world's highest ski jump -- opened this past week in Norway. Its staggering 440-foot height allowed champion jumper Johan Remen Evensen to set a new world record by jumping 797 f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/worlds-longest-ski-jump-can-send-a-person-flying-for-800-feet/

Take Me Home Tonight Cast Reenacts Every '80s Movie

(YouTube link) In the video for Atomic Tom's cover of  "Don't You Want Me?", the cast of Take Me Home Tonight re-enacts scenes from tons of '80s movies. Ghostbusters, Ghost, Rambo, Breakfast Club and easily a dozen m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/take-me-home-tonight-cast-reenacts-every-80s-movie/

Revolution in Egypt

The Big Picture blog has a historic collection of forty images from the past two days in Cairo. Demonstrators heard rumors that president Mubarak would step down Thursday. The Egyptian president then delivered a spee...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/revolution-in-egypt/

Angry Birds, Frightened Pig

Illustrator Sam Spratt puts rich detail into subjects you already know and love. In this picture, we see the world of Angry Birds from the poor pig's perspective. The painting is available as a wallpaper. http://sams...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/angry-birds-frightened-pig/

Knitted Power Cord Scarf

Why are you wearing a plastic insulated electrical cord around your neck? Nguyen Le, a photographer and crafter in Brooklyn, made one out of cotton and wool yarn that is probably a lot more comfortable. Link via...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/knitted-power-cord-scarf/

64-Year Old Man First to Cross the Atlantic in a Kayak Nonstop

Aleksander Doba, 64, crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Dakar, Senegal to Acaraú, Brazil in almost a hundred days. He's the first person to do so nonstop: After 98 days, 23 hours, 42 minutes at sea, Doba and his cu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/64-year-old-man-first-to-cross-the-atlantic-in-a-kayak-nonstop/

Arthur C. Clarke's 31-Word Short Story

In 1984, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke submitted "siseneG" to Analog magazine. Clarke's cover letter was as terse, stating "This is the only short story I've written in ten years or so. I think y...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/arthur-c-clarkes-31-word-short-story/

Valentine’s Day By The Numbers

What happens in the few days leading up to Valentines Day? Several preparatory activities are explained in line graphs, from gift purchases to texting to bikini waxes at Cool Material. Link -via BuzzfeedValentines Da...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/valentines-day-by-the-numbers/

Flypaper Clock Eats Flies, Uses Their Bodies for Energy

Design student James Auger was inspired by carnivorous plants to make a clock that is powered by converting the bodies of dead insects into electricity. A roll of flypaper catches the flies, which are in turn scrape...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/flypaper-clock-eats-flies-uses-their-bodies-for-energy/

Blink Ketchup and Mustard Squeeze Bottles

Blink Ketchup and Mustard Squeeze Bottles - $17.95 They say cooking is an art.  Sadly you are a terrible artist. Don't fret!  The Blink Ketchup and Mustard Squeeze Bottles from the NeatoShop are here to save the day...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/blink-ketchup-and-mustard-squeeze-bottles/

The World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Is Going to Keep You Busy for a While

Toy and puzzle making company Ravensburger has created the world's largest commercially available jigsaw puzzle. It weighs 42 pounds and is composed of 32,256 pieces. The completed image is a compilation of 32 work...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/the-worlds-largest-jigsaw-puzzle/

Sharks Chasing Food inside a School of Fish

(Video Link) Vimeo user Mark Hannant shot this amazing scene in the Maldives. Five small sharks are chasing after their dinner inside an enormous school of fish. The fish school amorphously forms a hole around whe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/sharks-chasing-food-inside-a-school-of-fish/

The 8 Most Romantic Creatures In The Animal Kingdom

While humans are not biologically programmed to be monogamous (only 3% of all mammals are), our social structure is largely based around romantic partnerships. To celebrate our own romantic attachments, lets reflect on s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/the-8-most-romantic-creatures-in-the-animal-kingdom/

Pictures from Inside Mantin Manor

Remember the story of the eccentric Frenchman Louis Mantin, who ordered that his opulent mansion and estate be turned into a museum 100 years after his death? National Geographic has a gallery of photographs from ins...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/11/pictures-from-inside-mantin-manor/
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