Archive for February 15th, 2011

Marital Partner Rating System

Does your wife wear soiled aprons around the house? That's a demerit. Is she slow in coming to bed? That's another demerit. She's not turning out too well. In the 1930s, psychologist George Crane developed rat...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/marital-partner-rating-system/

Hamster Mansion

Katja's hamster Fred has a home to die for, for a hamster. Katja converted an Ikea Expedit bookcase into a multi-level hamster home featuring a different room for each activity. Fred has a large room for running, sta...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/hamster-mansion/

LED Bench

The lighting apparently doesn't head the bench itself, so it's probably more comfortable than the keyboard bench or retractable spike bench. Opulent Items sells a bench that can be lit with different colors. It's w...

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Capybara Relaxes under a Hot Shower

(Video Link) At a zoo in Saitama, Japan a group of capybaras are keeping warm and comfortable at an outdoor spa. One particularly adorable critter is just letting the water pour over his head. via Urlesquecapyba...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/capybara-relaxes-under-a-hot-shower/

Mos Eisley Embroidery

Mos Eisley on Tatooine seems like a more pleasant, cheerful place in this description. The bee is smiling, see? Craftster user GeekySweetheart made this piece of embroidery for her husband. Link via Geek Crafts...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/mos-eisley-embroidery/

Castle Grayskull Snow Fort

Would He-Man and the Masters of the Universe make more sense if the show was set in Brooklyn? Because that's where an artist who goes by the moniker Kilroy III made an enormous snow fort modeled after Castl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/castle-grayskull-snow-fort/

Dating Service for Superheroes and Supervillains

(Video Link) In the olden days of the World Wide Web, there were only general-purpose dating websites. Now there are countless niche websites for specific needs, from the undead to the ugly. But what does a superh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/dating-service-for-superheroes-and-supervillains/

Unforeseen Circumstances

P.Z. Myers spotted this notice somewhere. The irony speaks for itself. Link -via Boing Boingirony, psychic, medium...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/unforeseen-circumstances/

Stairway to Heaven

These are the Ha'iku Stairs on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. They were first built as a ladder to reach the top of the ridge during World War II, when a radio transmitter was installed on the top of the hill. Later t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/stairway-to-heaven/

The Reluctant President

George Washington didn't look forward to being the first president of the nation he helped to create, but there was no one else seriously considered. He was elected unanimously in February of 1789, but was not certified...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/the-reluctant-president/

Now and Then Photography

Irina Werning, a photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has taken a series of old photos and then recreated them with the same persons, clothing and scenery today. I love old photos. I admit being a nose...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/now-and-then-photography/

A Rare Look Inside Pixar Studios

Vimeo link Journalist Melena Ryzik from The New York Times got the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the California based animation film studio Pixar. Link - via kottke.orgPixar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/a-rare-look-inside-pixar-studios/

The 8 Most Successful Politicians (Who Weren't Human)

Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is not the only community to elect non-human politicians. Several races have been won by other dogs, different animals, and even inanimate objects! Cracked has a rundown of the most notorious of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/the-8-most-successful-politicians-who-werent-human/

Turtle Interrupts Wedding

(YouTube link) An underwater wedding ceremony yesterday at the London Aquarium drew the attention of a turtle who came forward to object to the union of this man and this woman. Or maybe he just objected to the the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/turtle-interrupts-wedding/

Woman Saves Husband from Tiger with Soup Ladle

Tambun Gediu of Kg Sungai Tiang, Malaysia, was hunting squirrels when he encountered a tiger. The 60-year-old man tried to climb a nearby tree, but the tiger dragged him down. Gediu's wife, 55-year-old Han Besau, heard t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/woman-saves-husband-from-tiger-with-soup-ladle/

The Pliocene Pussy Cat Theory

The following is an article reprinted from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. by Lorenzo L. Love Yreka, California illustrations by Peaco Todd It has often been said that the dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/the-pliocene-pussy-cat-theory/

Mars Attracts

(YouTube link) After over eight months of training, cosmonauts have now for the first time "walked the surface of Mars". Too good to be true? Yes, kind of. It's the Mars 500 project - a simulated mission with the go...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/15/mars-attracts/






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