Archive for February 14th, 2011

Worldwide Per Capita Coffee Consumption

According to data compiled by environmental think tank World Resources Institute, Scandinavians drink a lot of coffee. Between 6.8 and 12.0 kilograms per year. So world travelers, does this map match up with your e...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/worldwide-per-capital-coffee-consumption/

Stop-Motion Self-Assembly of a Car

(Video Link) This video by YouTube user michalbakiewicz shows a custom Suzuki Swift assembling itself in a garage. Think about how much work went into moving each component just a little bit at a time for each shot...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/stop-motion-self-assembly-of-a-car/

26 Science Fiction Weddings

Evan Hoovler of blastr compiled images from 26 weddings depicted in science fiction and superhero television and movie weddings. Actually, he identifies them as science fiction. But I suppose that superher...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/26-science-fiction-weddings/

Competition for the World's Longest Kiss

As of Saturday, fourteen couples in Thailand were competing to engage in the longest continuous kiss. They've already broken the previous record of 32 hours, 7 minutes, and 14 seconds. Does that sound romantic? Ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/competition-for-the-worlds-longest-kiss/

How to Make Glow in the Dark Flowers

(Video Link) NurdRage offers up an especially nerdy Valentine's Day present: glow in the dark flowers. It's a simple process. Just drain the contents of a magic marker into a jar of water. Cut the stems off of so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/how-to-make-glow-in-the-dark-flowers/

Real Mugshot of KFC Double Down Sandwich

Kentucky Fried Chicken's famous or infamous (depending on your point of view) Double Down sandwich, a concoction comprised of two chicken breasts with bacon and cheese between them, has an arrest record with the Esca...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/real-mugshot-of-kfc-double-down-sandwich/

Push-and-Store Cabinet

Chung-Tang Ho made a solid cabinet made of wooden inserts that push out the back as you insert items through the front. Or, as Droog's description puts it "The cabinet is in fact a sculpture in the round you and you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/push-and-store-cabinet/

Google Maps Valentine

Google Maps has a cute new function called Map Your Valentine. It lets you create a heart around a special location and send a message to your sweetie. When received through email, the valentine reads "I picked thi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/google-maps-valentine/

Failed Food Launches

ShortList Magazine put together a list of foods that didn't catch on. Do you recall the McLobster? I don't. I remember EZ Squirt, but I never tried it. Never wanted to. Last time I checked (lie: I never have) people hav...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/failed-food-launches/

Steve Spangler's Soda Geyser Car

Steve Spangler has produced several toys based on the Coke/Mentos reaction, such as the Mentos Geyser Tube and the Soda Geyser Depth Charge Kit. The newest, the Soda Geyser Car, was introduced at Toy Fair 2011, which...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/steve-spanglers-soda-geyser-car/

NPR Valentines

Especially for National Public Radio fans, these eight Valentine images are full of in-jokes. Link -via BuzzfeedNPR, valentines...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/npr-valentines/

Fighting Fire with Fire

If you look, you can often find good advice on Twitter. And sometimes that advice gets illustrated as a Twaggie. This Tweet by @Dana_Barzilay was illustrated by David Barneda. Linkfire, Twaggie...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/fighting-fire-with-fire/

Working Moose

You would never think of making a deer into a working beast of burden, but semi-domesticated reindeer in Russia and Northern Europe have been used to pull sleighs for a long time (Santa Claus notwithstanding). Could...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/working-moose/

Baba Yetu

(YouTube link) The theme to Civilization IV made history last night by becoming the first song written specifically for a video game to win a Grammy award. Composer Christopher Tin accepted the award for Best Instru...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/baba-yetu/

The Secrets Behind Your Flowers

In 1967, Colorado State University graduate student David Cheever wrote a term paper on the Colombian cut flower industry. In 1969, he went to Colombia and started a business. Things took off from there. It’s not ofte...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/the-secrets-behind-your-flowers/

Crocheted Portraits

This is not your grandmother's doily, indeed! Portland, Oregon artist Jo Hamilton takes the art of crochet to another level by reproducing faces with yarn. She also does landscapes in crochet. http://www.johamiltonar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/crocheted-portraits/

Geeky Science Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! I thought I'd share this oldie but goodie Geeky Science Valentines, first published on Neatorama back in 2008.science, Valentines Day, geeky...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/geeky-science-valentines-2/

14 Kissing Critters

Valentines Day, a day to celebrate love or even just the concept of love and romance. What better way to inspire those romantic feelings than cute critters kissing? Rue the Day has a collection of 14 pairs of animals...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/14-kissing-critters/

Things To Do For Lonely People On Valentine's Day

Not everyone has plans for a romantic date on Valentines Day, and those who don't might want to get their minds off all this love stuff. There are alternatives! Phil Haney has a roundup of activities and adventures that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/things-to-do-for-lonely-people-on-valentines-day/

Space Valentines

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy Blog has a collection of astronomical images that display valentine heart shapes -which just goes to show you can find anything if you look heart, er, hard enough. This picture is...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/space-valentines/

Name That Weird Invention!

It's time for the Name That Weird Invention! contest. Steven M. Johnson comes up with all sorts of crazy ideas in his Museum of Possibilities posts. What should we name this one? The commenters suggesting the funni...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/name-that-weird-invention-19/

The Rich History of Chocolate

This article is taken from the book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History. Among the ancients, it was revered as "the elixir of the gods." Today, it is the one sweet temptation that most of us...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/14/the-rich-history-of-chocolate/






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