Archive for February 13th, 2011

J.R.R. Tolkien Invented the Pluralization "Dwarves"

Tolkien, in addition to establishing the genre of modern fantasy (I've just had a lengthy discussion with my English major wife about the legitimacy of this attribution), also created the word "dwarves" as a plural form...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/13/j-r-r-tolkien-invented-the-pluralization-dwarves/

Snow-Laden Truck Creates Frosty Explosion

(Video Link) The top of a tractor trailer is covered with snow. In fact, it looks like it's a few feet deep. When that pile hits an overpass, it sends snow everywhere over the roadway. via SnarkyBytessnow, trac...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/13/snow-laden-truck-creates-frosty-explosion/

For Valentine's Day, Name a Roach After Your Loved One

"Flowers wilt.  Chocolates melt.  Roaches are forever." That's the advice offered by the Bronx Zoo in conjunction with their limited-time Valentine's Day offer: How better to express your appreciation for that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/13/for-valentines-day-name-a-roach-after-your-loved-one/

Origami-Inspired Bamboo Houses

These folding houses by technology architect Ming Tang were designed in response to an earthquake in China that killed 69,000 and left millions homeless. Made of bamboo and covered with recycled paper these structures ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/13/origami-inspired-bamboo-houses/

Steampunk Boba Fett

Sure, anyone can hack together a clumsy steampunk costume. But when professional prop makers, costume designers, and photographers come together, you get a high-grade product like this. Full credit to David Ashby L...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/13/steampunk-boba-fett/

Swinging Across a Canyon

(Video Link) These daredevils in Moab, Utah, are swinging across a canyon using what they call a "swingline". John at Super Punch says that it "makes bungee jumping look sane", which is a pretty good descr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/13/swinging-across-a-canyon/

Guitar Lessons

Argentine illustrator Maxim Dalton created this poster with 35 well-known guitarists. How many do you recognize? Larger images are at his website, as well the names. Link -via Popped Cultureposter, guitar, guitarists...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/13/guitar-lessons/

Win A Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set!

A heart-shaped box filled with Dungeons & Dragons D20 dice mysteriously arrived at the neatorama HQ the other day. Rather than open it and get lost in one of the greatest time-sucks known to the geekosphere, we decid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/13/win-a-dungeons-dragons-encounters-set/

The World's Largest Toy Collection Is For Sale

The world's most comprehensive  collection of American and European toys and trains is currently for sale through Sotheby's and this is the first time it has been shown to the public. The owner, Jerry Greene, the son o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/13/the-worlds-largest-toy-collection-is-for-sale/






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